Friday, March 24, 2006

I have a new fan

I have a new fan.  He or she, I’m pretty sure it’s a he, is a great example of shadowy paranoiacs who spout off theories but remain anonymous.  He calls himself Ministry of Truth and is certainly out there around the planet zango.  He reminds me of the Sheryl Crow lyrics “Angels”…  I know they’re out there.  Anyway my new buddy has gone beyond 9/11 and is presented a rather feeble defense of Charlie Sheen, why I don’t know and can’t even guess.  Perhaps it is Charlie Sheen himself, who cares?  Take a look at the latest comments posted by him, and then by all means avail yourselves of the sources he mentions. He defends Charlie by accusing the Bush father and son team of some rather reprehensible practices.  Defense by accusation is the mark of a weak mind and the inability to present an argument cogently.

Still I like having him participate at least he cares enough about his own interests to defend them and to attempt to clarify them.  I hope he keeps up the good work.

Blog Response Comments Are Fun

Please have a look at two comments from yesterday’s post.  They are amazing.  It is not my intention to denigrate anyone except the subjects of my ravings, Charlie Sheen is an idiot.  He has proved this in countless ways including drug abuse, patronage of prostitutes, (not itself a bad thing), and now subscription to wacky 9/11 theories.  The two commenter’s are the same kind of thinkers that subscribe to UFO theories uncritically.  The conspiracy theory about  9/11 began almost immediately with a French writer having a book published, in record time, that purported that the towers did not come down.  Later it was revised to say that the US government perpetrated the act.

My dear readers give me a break. The United States Government can’t get out of its own way; it couldn’t get food to New Orleans.  I know, I know, that was a racist plot; except all the government in New Orleans is controlled by African Americans so drop that one.  I love the one about the blowing up the 9th ward levee another feat of derring-do that didn’t happen.

According to Benjamin Franklin “Two people can keep a secret…if one of them is dead” So here we are, citizens without real lives postulating and accepting verbatim statements that are on their faces absurd.  One reader said that the damage to the pentagon was minor and the fire was small.  Further there were no identifiable parts of a 757.  A 70 foot hole in a building or anything else is not small; try one on your house to gain perspective.  Not only were there identifiable airplane parts, almost all the body parts were identified.  Where did the bodies come from?

If the pentagon explosion was not the plane crashing into it, then where is the plane, passengers and crew?  Where are the 5 hijackers that, according to this theory, didn’t hijack anything?  Where are the UFO’s?  Oh they can’t land because we might attack them.  Is that reasonable?  They can live in outer space environments, fly all the way to earth and back (tourists?) and yet are not able to cope with our pathetic weapons; again where is the rational consideration of the flaws in these arguments?

Thanks for reading and sending in comments.  It does my heart good to know that all the innocent and naive are not just in politics.  Apparently there are very few people who can accept the fact that criminals, terrorists, do exists and will act and sometimes get lucky.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stupid Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s latest comments, that the attack on the World Trade Center was planned and executed by the United States government prove two things: he is an idiot and this is how the left in the US really thinks.  They can not be taken seriously.  Is it any wonder that Hollywood types are completely disregarded by those of us who have to live in the real world?  Try going to work and pretending to be the boss, you’ll get a chance to audition for another job pretty quickly.  Charlie’s friends, the Sarandons, are making a movie about Cindy Sheehan.  Obviously they are out of touch with the marketplace as such a film will be a financial disaster. (It probably won’t get made) although it might win a Golden Globe just for trying.
Let’s get back to the government conspiracy.  Why would the “government” of the United States want to perform such an act?  And if so why was the president so surprised?  Was this something that was planned during the Clinton administration?  The success of the attack depended on the incompetence of airline security and even the hijackers seemed surprised by their success.  Bin-Laden has actually admitted to planning the events and expressed his pleasure and surprise at the extent of the damage.  Hello Charlie, are you still taking so many drugs that you don’t have time to keep up with events?
The Left wing of the Democrat party is so bitter, and in such disarray that when the anger boils over stupid stuff comes out.  The citizens of the United States ain’t seen nothin’ yet if the Far Left has its way.  We will see the true American Gulag.  These people have no regard for anyone who disagrees with them.  They are like spoiled high school students; the mirror of society reflects only their image.  If you don’t believe me read their bumper stickers.  Every issue is reduced to its basic components and then only with a severe left twist.  These people are dangerous and not to be taken lightly.  They have no world perspective.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cindy Sheehan is a disgusting person

Cindy Sheehan is a disgusting person, and apparently a rather stupid one.  She has been duped by the liberal elite through flattery and manipulation to travel the world and the nation doing something, but what?  Anti-war?  I don’t think so.  Feel good wacko liberalism, most likely.  Return to the sixties when it was cool to smoke dope, get arrested, and brag about it, another likely scenario.  Is she an aggrieved mother?  Yes, she is, but she is using her son and his death for self-aggrandizement.  She cannot speak for him, his final actions speak volumes.  Her son was not drafted or forced into military service.  In fact he had re-enlisted and was killed in action on his second tour of duty.  He made a choice, a willing and enthusiastic one.  Cindy acts as if we have an army of draftees fighting against their wills.  This was the idea from 1964-1973, it is not the case today.  I was in the military from 1966 to 1970 and I think I can speak with authority.  It’s always bad when someone gets hurt or killed, it is going to happen.  More lives are lost in accidents and from disease than from combat.

Susan Sarandon, her dopey husband and their friends are extremely shallow individuals who form their identities by doing what seems to be a good thing.  This entire outcry about the poor etc.  Why don’t these people give away their money, sell their SUV’s and multi-million dollar houses, and do some good in the world.  Maybe “Actors without Borders” would suit them.

These people are so distant from the real world they can no longer function as reasonable people.  I am glad that George Clooney and Madonna have moved to foreign climes where they can pretend that they are accepted by Europeans, of course they never will be, and that they are the sophisticated Americans the world needs.  This in opposition to those Americans who are willing to risk their lives for the well-being, freedom and lives of others.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Danish Outrage Reduced to Petulance Not Violence

60 minutes biased?  I know most people will find that assertion commonplace and some will even say wrong.  The reality is that fans of 60 minutes are generally either so uninformed or misinformed that they take what is presented to them as good journalism that is attempting to get at and present a true picture of a particular situation.  Another aspect of the belief paradigm is that most people are simply too lazy to ferret out the actual facts of any particular story to see if they match the CBS assertions.

What would be found, and it is the same with all network magazines, is an editorial bias to the left and in particular a destructive view of any nation that is friendly towards the United States. By aiding the United States in the anti-terror and Iraq wars Denmark became vulnerable to media acid attacks.  The recent portrayal of Denmark is a good example.  The Danes have every right to be outraged by the program which showed Denmark as a society of dumb blondes, which I can assure you from personal experience is not the case.  The program portrayed Danes as insensitive white folks intent on excluding people of “color.”  The complete opposite is true.  Their hearts bleed for the world.  The country as whole has a socially liberal bent and is in fact a welfare state as is most of Europe.  The education system works and the religious life is basically form without substance; a natural reaction to the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Recently there was a reaction from a famous Danish journalist, Samuel Rachlin, to the CBS story on 60 minutes. This reaction is what can be expected from anyone who has been falsely accused and is feeling angry, hurt, and powerless.  It is also a bit childish and naïve.  The CBS story would have been better reasoned had the actual facts of the Muslim cartoons had been presented; that would not happen for obvious reasons.  One weak point of Rachlin’s argument damaged the writer’s credibility; that the US had problems with integration during Katrina and “we Danes” didn’t crow about it.  This argument is of course false and distracting but reveals something more interesting.  When a conservative American government is elected the European assumption immediately is “Oh look how stupid those Americans are.  Why can’t they be sophisticated as we are?”  This is not simply a Danish phenomenon; it is also espoused by the “cultural elites” in the United States and all the other “advanced” European societies.  Fans of CBS, ABC, and NBC news will never get a completely true picture of the United States (or any place else) the people who are reporting and managing the coverage are products of the Watergate era during which their colleagues became famous and wealthy by attacking the government and society members whose ideas did not agree with theirs.  Since then liberalism self-hatred has been in the ascendancy. The guilt they feel because they are prosperous and others are not is palpable and ridiculous.

There will never equality of circumstances or even a free exchange of ideas as long as human nature prevails.  Some people have a fortunate birth but have faulty genetic equipment and bring ruin upon themselves.  Some are less fortunate in their births but have strong genetic tools that enable them to rise above the crowd.  Others and this is the largest group simply muddles along and does most of the regular work and is satisfied. Most people are interested in the opinion of others in direct proportion to its agreement with theirs.

Danish outrage over the 60 Minutes portrayal of their country and society is fully justified.  The idea that this behavior by 60 Minutes is an anomaly though shows a certain bias and naiveté as well.  It is common to accept the authority of one that is preaching the words the audience wants to hear and difficult to bear when the words of that authority are turned against the very audience which had respected it.  I feel certain, without personal knowledge of the case, that Mr. Rachlin has himself presented stories which have reflected his personal bias; it’s the news business and it is human nature to project oneself in to the story.

I was a faithful viewer of 60 minutes for too many years; I stopped my addiction when I realized that a kernel of truth found in a bushel of half-truths and outright lies is a rotten combination that should be ignored.