Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Liberal Outrage Over VT Shooting

If the situation weren't so difficult the liberals reaction to this shooting would be laughable. Chris Matthews made a statement last night that was so ridiculous that is was stunning in its arrogance. "Its as easy to buy a gun in Virginia as it is to buy a pizza." What a pompous ass, though the obvious needs no reiteration. The larger question is what are these media hotheads upset about?

These are the same self-appointed geniuses who support all forms of abortion including partial birth abortions. They oppose the possession of firearms by anyone but themselves. Again this is the Platonic legacy discussed a couple of days ago. Only the superior are able to govern others and further they shall not be subject to criticism rather they will do the commentary themselves about others.

This column does not support the death penalty; instead it proposes the building of enormous, remotely situated prisons where those convicted of murder may be housed until their richly deserved deaths. This plan would actually be a living death as no contact with the outside world would be permitted and no parole possible.

The shootings at Virginia Tech is a symptom of a self- indulgent culture. It is a culture that makes possible the consideration of taking one's own misery out on others. Suicide is every one's option but the self serving murder of others and then killing one's self is cowardly and despicable. Yet soon there will be books, movies, and perhaps recording glorifying such and act.

Today the US Supreme court outlawed partial birth abortion; undoubtedly the talking heads will be out in full force. Their only problem will be deciding when to go after guns or after the supreme court.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Platonism Realized: Again

Plato would have a lot to answer for should he still be living. His ideas have reached through the ages and find themselves alive and well in today's liberal antics.

Plato posited the theory that while all citizens are useful to the state only a certain few were worthy of ruling. These few, harking back to Plato's own family of dictators, were the elite of society; cultured, educated, wealthy, intellectual and above the fray when it came to physical work. If this sounds familiar it is because that is the mantra of the Democrat party today. From John Kerry , Ted Kennedy, to Hillary Clinton the idea is that the ordinary American is too stupid to be trusted with government. Only the Democrats and their lackeys are considered fit to function.

This ideology is nothing new Platonism spawned monarchies, oligarchies, communism, Nazism, fascism, and now modern liberal thought and action. Plato thought that any art that criticized the governing class should be banned on the grounds that such criticism is inherently subversive. Today's liberals feel the same way: there can be no argument with their ideas because, as superior individuals, they are naturally correct and can not be wrong.

This approach to governance is the same as Marxism et al with only minor variations. This is the reason that the loss of the Presidency in 2000 was deemed illegal; no party is allowed to exercise power except the Democrat Party. Confusion reigned as the lower classes usurped the logical, rightful rulers. In 2007 it appears that the universe is about to right itself as Hillary Clinton seems destined for the presidency.

It is well to remember that most of the failed dictatorships in the 20th century all had the word Democratic in there somewhere; The Democratic Peoples Republic of Germany as an example. The electorate should be wary of such titles which quietly delude people into thinking of a participatory government. Today's Democrats are Orwellian in their use of doublespeak demanding their right to be heard while stifling all other debate.

Plato be damned.

Monday, April 16, 2007

It's All Very Tiring

The recent uproar over Don Imus is rather silly. Where was the outrage when Richard Pryor jump started this downward spiral? It's sad but true that the average person thinks the world began when they were born; most people have no sense of historical or social perspective. Before Richard Pryor got going the most outlandish humorist was Lenny Bruce and he was hounded to his death because of his views.

After Richard Pryor got started the floodgates opened spewing foul language, racial and ethnic slurs from such notables as Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Rock and a multitude of lesser lights. Oh the jokes were hilarious especially if you enjoy the terms nigger, bitch, ho, cracker, spick, and sexual references. Very funny indeed.

Of course hip hop lyrics were the next logical progression so why not? Things got so out of hand that Al and Tipper Gore, (remember Al Gore) got legislation passed that required warning labels on records and CDs. That was during the 1980s; my how time flies. Was this condition of American culture simply a result of outrage against the conditions of virtual apartheid that existed well into the 1970's? Such a thing might be expected after a couple of centuries of slavery and repression, but if it is the case how does one explain the acceptance of Emimim?

Don Imus is an idiotic badly behaved person whom society rewarded handsomely for being exactly that. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are basically extornists and self appointed world representatives of the African-American component of the United States. They have no shame and very little personal morality based on their public behavior. The majority of the US is afraid to confront these two clownish actors because whites cannot criticize blacks. As an example take the recent Duke Lacrosse team fiasco in Durham, North Carolina. Jackson and Sharpton were in the vanguard of the virtual lynching of the accused, a nice irony, and now that the entire case has been shown to be a complete lie they refuse to apologize for their actions and comments. Why is this the case?

Most likely it will take many more years for the racist social wounds to heal in the USA but at least some are trying; though the "Black leadership" is not among them. Hurricane Katrina is blamed on George Bush; Ray Nagin is not assigned any responsibility for his failure to lead his city. The majority of black politicians are quick to play the race card to absolve themselves from simple human failures when they are caught.

It is not all right for one African-American to call another African-American a nigger. This expression is common; so much so that it goes practically unnoticed. This acceptance of demeaning speech within the "hood" and the use of the "race card" robs the African-American population of its humanity, reducing them to mere cartoon characters. This is the true tragedy of the Don Imus case.

This is a liberal problem you will never hear a conservative talk show host use language of this sort.