P/C BS in PA

This story happens to be from a Pa college. It is a pretty good indicator when things are happening there, they are probably happening everywhere else. Probably with the same mindlessness.

WND

Take the small campus of Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania, please. Students there are demanding that administrators rename a building called “Lynch Memorial Hall” because of the racial overtones of the word “lynch,” which recalls the public murders of black men in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Never mind that Lynch Memorial Hall is named after Clyde A. Lynch, president of the college from 1932 until his death in 1950.

Read http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/pc-madness-spreads/

So now anyone with that name is subject to a ban. Too bad the name Barrack Obama doesn’t carry that kind of stigma. They must not be aware of the name of our Attorney General or we’d have a major revolt on our hands.

Can anyone keep up with the perpetual offenses these people seem to see, or feel, everywhere? That would be hard since they are inventing them every day.

Oozing from the Universities

Another one popped up on the radar. A professor calls for murdering cops.

Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello Calls For Murdering A Police Officer…

Weasel Zippers

If that’s what they want to do to cops, then what should people do to professors like this? Have a couple more:

Oh a world without police sounds inviting, doesn’t it? He denies being a Guevera fan, and also tried lying about doing cops like old yellow. He claimed he didn’t know how the movie ended. Then plead that he was doing satire or something. I guess we just have no imagination or sense of humor.

Sounds like your typical liberal prof. He makes the honor roll.

It’s about the about, stupid

This post is about the about. Allow me to explain. We always talk about what the left or globalists are doing and reacting to it. Sometimes we get so busy with documenting what is going on, or the media does, that we don’t spend enough time on getting the bigger picture. By we, I mean the public at large. Those here know better.

A good explanation of this whole subject is a great article Pepp posted on her blog. It diagnoses the cause and effect of basically the treason going on. I recommend it. This is only one aspect of it. We’ve all been aggravated and frustrated with what is going on. We see stories or examples in schools, media and public but it deserves a closer look.

why photo: WHY!?? OneWord-Why.jpgIt all reminded me of something a teacher used to say that stuck with me: “it’s not enough to know what or how to do something, but you have to know why.” That coincides with the article explaining the media connection. It is tough to explain, but stay with me.

I believe, as that article suggested, people are just being fed the scripted play by play news. They report just enough of something to cover the surface. And we’ll know what they want us to. Yet we’re always lectured about context. The context of what is happening is important. A person can be informed but what does it really mean? So it is possible to see the play by play news without understanding the context of the whole picture. Media can only be blamed for part of it. The rest is on the people.

So to put it together as to what is happening in real time with what it means is incredibly important. “You have to know the why too” – or why it matters. It is possible to do things without knowing why in which case it turns you into just a machine. No one wants to be a robot. Even monotonous things have some significance in the greater picture. It’s the same way with current events. You can, as Tom Snyder said, watch the pictures and words fly through the air, but we must grasp the contextual meaning. I see that missing more and more with some people. It’s enough for them only to know what happened.

Seeing the Democrats’ whole platform turn to socialism disturbs us because we know what it means. Those that don’t, or don’t care, are the same mindset of Dems who just go along with it. We are in a pretty bad, dark place when people don’t see why socialism is such a bad thing? History won’t be kind to those who don’t bother to understand.

It’s hard enough even for conservatives on the right to avoid this syndrome by making a constant conscious effort to understand the why seeing the big picture. That is the central problem and theme. So even when we know what is going on, one may not understand the significance, or care to. One can see what happens but not know the agenda.

Democrats have played this “we know” game. They play dumb with the facts. They know enough. They’ve gone to the point of developing a faux reality. Then there is what they want to see or believe. It is convenient for them to accept what they want and discard the rest. Anything inconvenient to their faux reality is wrong. Thus. Democrats’ exuberance for socialism at the debate, or raising the debt limit — never mind what it means.

Context matters

People bought into ObamaCare and all the hype. After the fact, Johnathon Gruber came out to boast how Obamacare passed only thanks to “the stupidity of the American voter” and the lies they were told. Even then Dems didn’t want to believe it. So they carried all the talking points and became useful idiots. They attacked Gruber. Even when known it’s a lie they act as if it was not. Not just a lie, but everything was constructed on one big lie.

funny quote photo: Bye bye Sanity... SanityDeparted-NoForwardingAddress_zpsc1a699ab.jpgThere’s an alternative reality aspect just as there is with Obama. From Benghazi to the green agenda, to Obama’s daily narrative. They buy into it as willing dupes. Even when framed in the most naive way, one should not be able to deny the truth. Not so with Democrats. They can block out anything inconvenient or countering Obama’s narrative. Hillary comes out, ironically, to say “what difference at this point does it make?” That is how it works with the Left. What difference do the facts make? What difference does the truth make? What difference does reality make? What difference does the bigger-what it means-picture make? None. Whether it is they can’t see it or just don’t want to.

So we saw it in virtually every scandal. Fast and Furious, a manufactured scandal. It didn’t matter. In IRS, maliciously targeting people didn’t matter. Solyndra, nothing. Obama playing politics with issues and scandals, nada. Then when Obama came along saying not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS, they repeated it. They knew this much: if they encounter a problem with that statement, Obama and Dems would issue a new one to explain it. That much they depend on. The left only has to repeat the talking points. Obama’s election, reelection, now Hillary and her record of scandals — it doesn’t matter. They become useful idiots.

When Obama calls on Israel to stop the excessive use of force, and State makes an equivalence with Israel and Palestinians committing terrorism, facts and truth don’t matter. Does he not know Israel is under attack? Sure, how can anyone avoid knowing? But he denies it and implies an equivalency. Democrats fall in line and do the same. The Crusades were resurrected as an equivalency to barbaric ISIS terrorists in an Islamic caliphate. Yet Obama cannot admit their religious, Islamic basis for a caliphate.

Hahahahaha!!! photo 529972_3782902340029_937477600_n.jpgThe left claims to believe in the process until it goes against their faux reality. Then, the process like the Benghazi committee is corrupt What difference at this point does it make? Hillary could have been talking about her Democrat base. So they call it a political stunt. But the Benghazi scandal was caused by Obama playing politics. Now the excuse and defense is it is a political witch hunt.

The same thing applied to the Green Agenda when one by one the truth came out. Leftists went into denial pretending it wasn’t so. The same mentality applied to the IRS scandal. The about part, the bigger picture and meaning is ignored. They don’t know or don’t care, either one amounts to the same thing. First, the Left claims facts show there is no there there. Then, when shown, they simply deny it. It’s not just a case of drinking the Kool Aid, they deny the truth when faced with it. They are useful idiots that follow Obama’s lead and Democrat spinsters who never met a scandal they couldn’t spin their way out of. Whether is was Jonestown or under Obama, it has the same effect.

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Conspiracies abound on WH

Well, so it is a fictional one. So what. With this guy in office about anything could happen. Ghouls in the White House wreaking havoc. Didn’t I see that movie already, I thought I did? Anyway it’s just a play, just entertainment, according to the creators.

Feds Spend $60,000 for Play About First Gay President Who Fights Zombies in WH Basement

Also an ‘adulterous First Gentleman’
BY: Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon
October 9, 2015 2:35 pm

The National Endowment for the Arts gave $60,000 for the production of a play about the first openly gay president of the United States who has to fight zombies in the basement, and who has a cheating First Man.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) highlighted the grant for “Zombie: The American” in his running series meant to expose wasteful spending.

“The year is 2063 and Thom Valentine, the first openly gay President of the United States, faces a host of problems,” reads the Woolley Mammoth Theater Company’s description of the play. “An imminent civil war, the threat of an African invasion, an adulterous First Gentleman, and zombies in the basement of the White House!”

“With his power, his marriage, and the nation’s well-being at stake, he must decide what he cares most about saving … and at what cost.”

More: http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-60000-for-play-about-first-gay-president-who-fights-zombies-in-wh-basement/

Whoa, orgasmic plot line! Could happen, you say? What else could they throw in… werewolves, zombies and sex? How about lies, scandals, usurpation and treason? Right, fiction. If someone endowed me with about 60.000 dollars, I think I could bring a good fictional, entertaining plot to fruition. It might be a tad better and more practical. The script is macabre and also has some wild characters.

Islam teaching in school

Mother rips Islam school worksheet: ‘My son will not be a part of this’

October 5, 2015 | Kyle Olson | EAG News.org

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A California mother made it very clear her son would not be describing the Five Pillars of Islam or listening to an Islamic call to prayer.

Tara Cali posted a photo of a worksheet on Facebook she says was handed out in her son’s 7th grade history class.

Titled, “Islamic Beliefs and Practices,” students were to list the Five Pillars of Islam and scan a QR code with a mobile phone or tablet, which would take them to a YouTube video of “a call to prayer at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.”

Cali was incensed by the lesson and made it clear her son would not be completing it. …/

See: http://eagnews.org/mother-rips-islam-worksheet-my-son-will-not-be-a-part-of-this/

Saying it ain’t so don’t make it so… PS 101

Only 2 months ago, students may have been singing ‘school’s out’ but now it’s time once again for the back to school blues, which are as much for parents these days as for kids. Maybe it is out of that need to make kids enjoy it more that they are pushing even further in the direction of the perverted, under what they deem public education?

Who knows exactly, but parents aren’t thrilled at the curriculum in many areas.  That never stopped the big-government train from speeding along.  And they have plenty of special whistle stops planned for their trip.

Back To School: Soft Porn For 10 Year-Olds, Islam For Every Child, No Parental Rights & The Need To Opt Out

Educators have expressed: Children Don’t Belong to their Parents

Bethany Blankley September 8, 2015 | Western Journalism

This new school year under expansive Common Core curriculum and standards testing, children will have data collected by the government about behavioral and mental aptitude, not their test scores. No matter what a governor or state school board might claim, if the state receives federal money in any form, it is participating in data collection without parental consent. Parents have the constitutional right to opt out their child by filling out this form.

The Exodus Mandate is encouraging and providing resources for Christian parents to do more than opt out, but to exit the public school system altogether. Two excellent videos explain why.

Continue at Western Journalism: http://www.westernjournalism.com/back-to-school-soft-porn-for-10-year-olds-islam-for-every-child-no-parental-rights-the-need-to-opt-out/

Data mining and collection being only one of several areas of concern. Sex education to pervert them, and confuse sexual identity. Question what is a parent, or 1 and 2. (more to be added?)Defer to the central authority of the “school.”

So Islam-pimping lobbies want to teach our kids. They are doing so well with education over in the Mid-East, aren’t they? Where’s the prayer rugs and the arrows on the floor, just in case you forget which way to face? Inquiring minds want need to know.

What always amazes me is, with all this going on, how liberals can be as quiet as church mice about it. As if it were not happening. How do they restrain themselves? Then when approached they always have the standard, scripted answers.  No harm, no foul…just education in the 21st century, they say.  “Get over it,” they tell us. The greater good is looking badder and badder all the time. And we are labeled the crazy ones?

Then they will claim opt-out options are provided. But at what cost? The opt-out, in particulars or the entire public school, is not a real option for many people. Choice for abortions not for education.

Per author link:

The $632 billion the federal government spends each year on public school “education” is spent on education policy and curriculum that directly violates Constitutional protections.
Read more:
http://constitution.com/parents-know-your-14th-amendment-rights/

Multiculturists and their tolerance agenda has no room for parents who oppose their program. We are quickly labeled extremists. Data collection we are just supposed to accept. “Trust us, the professionals.” All the data being pilfered with rampant hacking today and this is safe? They can teach sex education, but yet gender has no place in the program. We are all the same. But we’re old-fashioned or extremists.
We the people are the problem.

Common Core word games coming soon

We probably cannot expect much change in Common Core policies, but it seems we can expect them to play word games about Common Core. This new poll survey was released describing different nuances in results depending on the wording of the questions. The wording was regarding varied substitutions that replaced Common Core like “standards”.

And guess what they found? Yes, they could fool some people into supporting it. A small amount, but hey. So what do you think they are going to do? You guessed it. I guess it was not a very tough question, or answer. And it’s not a tough decision for big-government elitists.

Republicans hate the words ‘Common Core’ more than they hate education standards

By Jason Russell • 8/18/15 | Washington Examiner

How much do Republicans hate Common Core? It depends how you ask them.

The results of the 2015 Education Next Poll were released Tuesday, with three groups of respondents answering questions about Common Core.

One group of respondents was asked simply whether they support or oppose Common Core. Half of the Republicans in the group opposed Common Core, with 30 percent in favor. Before asking if respondents support or oppose Common Core, the question explained, “In the last few years states have been deciding whether or not to use the Common Core, which are standards for reading and math that are the same across the states.”

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Actually the emphasis seemed to be not in winning people over to it, which is practically impossible, but in toning down the fierce opposition to it. So they know we don’t like it but can they make us not like it less, based on careful wording they use? They’ll be going for the gold on that, I’m sure. You can bank on that change until Common Core is hardly recognizable, in speech at least, dumbing down the name They didn’t poll it for nothing.

What I’d like to know is just who are these 30% of people who always seem to support or sympathize with this stuff, no matter how bad it is? If it were a disease we would have mapped the dna of it by now — and probably had some treatment for it. We are already used to our politicians playing word games with us. I guess anything Federal Government related just naturally follows suit. As the article said, they cannot reverse the opposition to it based on removal of the word. But if your thing is bureaucracy, get what support you can and let progressives do the rest. Sounds like their plan.

Can’t eat your lunch and hate it too

Racist Republicans Hate Children

By Nate Jackson · Jul. 8, 2015| Patriot Post

“GOP has knives out for school lunch rules,” headlines The Hill. “First lady Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch regulations are … a pillar of the first lady’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in the United States,” The Hill informs us. And who could be against healthy kids? Or the first lady? Evil Republicans, that’s who. Never mind that top-down regulation virtually never works, or that kids universally hate the new lunches to the point that schools are dropping them and/or demanding changes. The bottom line is that the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) expires on Sept. 30, and Republicans are holding hearings to determine if it’s worth more than the $3 billion already spent to dump unwanted food in the trash. In 2014, Michelle lectured, “The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health.” But playing politics is the name of the game. The first lady — an honorary and not official position, by the way — can’t federalize school lunches and then insist it’s not political.

Someone tell them that anything with the word free in the title is going to be very expensive…3 billion. Like the Affordable Health Care Act had nothing affordable about it. Even getting it passed was expensive without the cost of defending it to SCOTUS.

I realize it is “hunger-free,” and the hunger explodes when kids hate the food. See everything is backwards from their claims. It’s the law of opposite effects. The Lunch Czar never learned about that before usurping the school lunch program.

“The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health.” But playing politics with it is what she and they are doing, the first thing they did.

House Divided – 2: place your bets

[Pt #1]
Now leftist “progressives” want to cuckoofy anyone supporting traditions, values, founding principles, or our ability to speak up for them. Publicly or privately makes no difference. While those things are only reasonable to us, they turn even those ideas on their collective heads. So it’s a logical leap, to the left anyway, to plunge another step down the ladder to declare that any reluctance to support the LGBT agenda is either prejudiced or hate speech. Now they claim courage is best defined by Bruce Jenner in his sex change.

Never mind that for centuries we thought we knew how courage was defined. And dare you call courage something related to the military or war, or standing for freedom. Then the Left gets all bent out of shape at using the term courage toward soldiers. Use the term courage toward Chris Kyle, or American Sniper, and you get the ire of the left. How many other names or labels did they define him with?

Now it’s even gone another step lower on the integrity scale, to endorsing a field trip to a sex shop for middle school students. They will probably define that as a courageous stand — and no apology needed. Who do those parents think they are? What’s it to them?

A while back a public school teacher was compelled to apologize for having 5th grade kids send get well cards to a convicted cop killer in prison, and filling them in on his circumstances. But when she made her “apology,” people in the crowd yelled “you have nothing to apologize for”. Is that not revealing? Another thing to call courageous. People cannot even be outraged about that without getting attacked for their outrage.

But if you want to make a statement against police or call an entire police department or city “structurally racist,” be their guest and you’re applauded. No proof needed… surely you cannot deny it is. But when a Christian family criticizes leaking sealed reports about two under age victims for political purposes, then you are the bigot for complaining. The world, it seems, has been reversed and cranked to mach speed.

I posted an old report on Harry Reid taking an anti-illegal immigration stand in the early 90’s. Well, it seems hypocritical enough alone. But in the rhetoric Reid used lies the disturbing truth. Back then what Harry Reid was pushing in his bill was called “immigration reform”. He also took issue with the anchor baby policy. However, as evidenced in the last several years, the term immigration reform has been spun around to apply toward amnesty supporting illegal immigration, even open borders. See how the term changed? Democrats and Republicans are both guilty of the redefinition.

It turns out that things have reversed even in the past 20 years. So what was then considered “immigration reform” is now: “straight up racism. We want amnesty NOW!!! (and the votes that come with it) Borders are for bigots!” What happened? Anyone that can deny the change just isn’t living in this country.

Today doing something unconstitutional rallies applause. Calling a branch of government obsolete and irrelevant is in vogue. People demand more executive orders. Attack the Supreme Court in a SOTU address, bonus points and turn the attack into a campaign fundraiser. Years ago a national police would have been protested. Today progressives and activists demand the federal government take over the local police departments.

Take issue with the death of one person by cops and hold rallies in cities; shut down bridges, roads, traffic, or shopping centers at peak holidays. Hold marches chanting death to cops. Complain about police departments and politicize them. We saw how it works. Have mayors and officials tell cops to stand down while crowds loot and riot. Then ask the government for money to pay for damages. Tell store owners they should shut down and abandon their property. Pay for the political policies of leaders with the property of private store owners. Must be some form of reparations for slavery or something. Meanwhile, the slavery we are seeing is from thugs in the streets. HANDS UP…DON’T LOOT!

Finally, a stand-up comedian with a great reputation says the college campuses are too politicized, or politically correct, for his jokes. Yet an elitist political creature of Washington is paid 250,000 dollars to speak at Universities. No one bats an eye at that. Obama ran his campaign from Universities. The same colleges and Universities declare people speaking about Human Rights abuses are way too controversial for campuses and called trigger warnings. Organized anti-Semitic groups petition Universities to boycott Israeli students — persona non grata.

Protest a man be thrown out of Mozzila because he happens to hold traditional personal beliefs. A pizzeria makes a theoretical statement to not cater a fictional same-sex wedding and activists want it shut down, and threaten its owners. Don’t bake a cake for gay couple and you are shut down, hauled to court, threatened and defamed. Give to certain groups or try to support causes you agree with and you’re singled out if not by radicals as a bigot, potentially by a radicalized IRS. Sell the wrong legal merchandise in your store the government doesn’t like, wham you have big problems.

Try to start a 501-c3 to educate people and be attacked by mountains of regulations with bureaucrats from every alphabet agency of Government, which would make King George blush. Then the federal government seizes entire business accounts because it does not like your business. So do you ever hear liberals and progressives complain about these abuses or actions? You already know.

This is just a short list of examples. All have something in common. What once might have been taboo, perverse, abuse, harassment is now standard protocol. Want justice? Yea, they’ve sort of redefined that to proving your innocence first. King George would have been elated and rolling on the floor.

So the progressive left has big problems with people wanting to have some pride in our country and the rule of law, or its founding documents?

Sorry, I needed a new word – cuckoofy, I like it.

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Green grass and high tides: commencement du jour

With all the yap on the airwaves about commencement addresses, I thought it was time to tackle one of these speechified manifestos myself. So bear with me.

Not that conservatives usually get to speak at such an event. You know the numbers. If so, maybe it should go something like this. First, context is important: remember that they don’t really care what you say, it’s their day. But you the speaker must slice through those biases, however you can, without tempering your message. Enough as been said already on lofty “finer points” of ed-U-K-shun, so stuff that in the sock drawer. It isn’t your mom and pop’s type education we’re talking about now. Onward.

Hit a couple high points, and hit a few low ones, then sum it up as the world is your oyster and make lemonade out of lemons. Well, scratch that outline and just go for it.

I’d like to talk to you on this special day, and thank you for inviting me. Though it wasn’t so much an invitation as a booking arrangement. I just happened to be the one available.

While the fleeting idea of grand accomplishment is still thick in the air, I would like to address that. But it requires a little history or background. I’m not going to explain details of events, if you don’t know what they are you can Google it as I talk. I didn’t get paid a professor’s salary to come here and I don’t have tenure. So….

You may have the feeling right now that you have achieved a certain level, or reached some nirvana status. Whether or not that is on your way to higher aspirations or it is the height of your achievement is all open for debate.

Knowledge is power, education is achievement, and all that stuff hangs like a cloud over campuses like this. Academic accomplishment is still something to be proud of. (enjoy it while you can)

However, what I hope to do is remind you of just a few events. Of course you don’t remember but have you heard of Enron? Look it up if not. They were not bottom feeders, pardon the pun. Those involved in the scandal were educated, smart, accomplished people. There was the savings and loan(S & L) scandal. Bankers, educated, and smart people.

How about Nixon’s administration? You know all those people in the Watergate scandal – you don’t have to know their names — who were indicted or part of it were educated, intelligent people, lawyers and advisers. You might remember some of the Clintons’ scandals. Right, they don’t use that word scandal anymore because it’s a pejorative. That aside, remember those incidents called right-wing conspiracies that were always hovering around the Clintons and the White House? Let’s call them controversies just to be kind. Whatever you heard, there were some smart people in them. You don’t have to know all the details — which would require a four year course — to know they had intelligent and educated people in their circle.

You probably know about some media personalities in mainstream media. They are educated people, too, with degrees and such. Not without flaw, error or controversy.

That collective sampling of history sort of tells us something, doesn’t it? They can all be educated, very intelligent people but they make mistakes too. Sure, they aren’t perfect and none of us are. The lesson of all those things is simple.

So if you thought education was a status of achievement that would prevent you from screwing up, you are mistaken. If you thought education was your exemption ticket from scandal or problems, you were wrong. If you thought your education would diminish the chances of screwing up or even failing, you would be wrong.

Actually, your chances of finding yourself in a bad situation may have gone up with that new degree. It certainly will not save you from trouble. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that you are not immune because of your education or intelligence.

Some very intelligent and educated people created some pretty huge problems. Their education did not save them from corruption or scandal, and probably wouldn’t save you. Many good, successful people were also intelligent and educated.

If you studied anything on ethics, you know there are choices you will be asked to make. Sometimes it might be either or; sometimes it might be picking both at the same time; you may be forced to choose. You might have to decide if you really want that abortion you were told was your “right”? You might have to decide if that building the crowd broke all the windows in should be looted? You might have to decide whether or not you will be a witness to that assault or robbery you just saw? You may have to decide on a given day if you are going to be a spectator or intervene on behalf of a victim in the making? You might have to decide if what your boss told you to do is ethical? You might decide if money or gifts are really bribes? Or not; but you will have to make some choices.

And you will have to decide if you are going to vote, then whom you vote for? No choice is still a choice. You will have to determine if those in power really do speak for you or they are taking people’s votes for granted. You may be called on, at some point, to make a decision between the profitable thing and the right thing to do? You may also have to decide when enough is really enough? I nor anyone else can tell you what choices to make.

We can tell you or encourage you to make the right one but the decision is yours. So when you make the right choice a bell doesn’t go off, or a buzzer doesn’t sound when you make the wrong one. Sometimes you may not even know if it was the right decision, only that you made one. Sometime you might not be aware you made a choice. Or sometime you may think you really have no choice.

No one can give you the answers; we can’t even tell you the questions. We can tell you to make the right decision. Then own that decision. Don’t blame someone else, or justify it by some excuse. Just admit it was yours to make and live with your decision. You made a choice when you came here. Now live with that choice.

Why such concern about feeling a nirvana or sense of immunity to problems? Unchecked it can lead one right into false confidence. That concern is validated for a reason.

You have probably been warned about greed or heard it blamed as an enemy of society and social justice. CS Lewis in The Great Sin describes the subject this way:

“What is it that makes a man with 10,000 pounds a year anxious to get 20,000 a year? It is not the greed for more pleasure. 10,000 pounds will give all the luxuries that any man can really enjoy. It is Pride – the wish to be richer than some other rich man, and (still more) the wish for power.

For, of course, power is what Pride really enjoys: there is nothing makes a man feel so superior to others as being able to move them about like toy soldiers. Pride is competitive by its very nature: that is why it goes on and on. If I am a proud man, then, as long as there is one man in the whole world more powerful, or richer, or cleverer than I, he is my rival and my enemy.”

Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.”

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Does medium matter to success?

The internet itself is a giant blank page to write on so why not just take that literal approach on a blog? Sometimes I start writing and don’t know where it is going to go. Just let the spontaneity roll down the edges of at least this post.

So I was looking at one of those writer sites, I’ll leave nameless. They were debating about fame and winning an award in writing in print and elsewhere verses — note they set up the juxtaposition — writing on Internet like blogs, FB, comments etc. Someone compared the Internet to a sandbox. That’s why I called it a blank sheet of paper.

The idea is that they are different venues and, one supposes, different talents too. The conclusion is that one must move on from this giant sandbox to a more serious medium to have or show great talent. That has me wondering. Getting fame or recognition in print or other, possibly winning some award, is a more meaningful measure of success? Maybe there are different views on that.

The Internet can be more casual or comfortable, if not seductive and addictive, than stiffer media. I’ll buy that they have their differences. Though the idea is a person must use other means to achieve success than the web. I might be reading more into it than they said, but that is the idea. The Internet is ‘a sandbox but one must build elsewhere,’ as one put it.

A lot to chew on for subject matter. I know there are many aspiring writers on the Internet. It suggests one must move on to other media. Need one give up the web — one or the other? I’m not sure. I wonder what others think?

There is a more freestyle movement on the web that is for sure.

“In the arts, a medium is a material used by an artist or designer to create a work.”- Wikipedia

Left evolution is not complete

There may be another rare mutation taking place on the Left. Wow, someone dares to call out the dogmatic Left for its behavior. And it is coming from within the Left.

The Campus Left Begins to Implode

Mar 26, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST | Weekly Standard

Teaser alert:

“High on their own supply, activists in these organizing circles end up developing a crusader mentality: an extreme self-righteousness based on the conviction that they are doing the secular equivalent of God’s work.”

Then, one of the Leftish academia faculty issued a similar decree, chastizing the radical Left as if it were intolerant and out of control. (well, because it is after all)

“The same cannot be said of liberal students. All it takes is one slip-not even an outright challenging of their beliefs, but even momentarily exposing them to any uncomfortable thought or imagery-and that’s it, your classroom is triggering, you are insensitive, kids are bringing mattresses to your office hours and there’s a twitter petition out demanding you chop off your hand in repentance. . . .”

Read at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/campus-left-begins-implode_899318.html

Whoa someone is spouting the truth about the Ivy Liberal Tower. I suppose the Left will be outraged by these revelations. There are lots more examples in this critique. It may lose a little in the translation, from Liberals on liberals, but nevertheless is criticism.

It appears it is not enough to be a card-carrying Leftisit, but one has to be a radioactive Leftisit radical or be treated like an otherkin. So someone has just kicked the snake nest. Oh, this could ignite. One shall not challenge the sacred tenants of the Left. It is heresy, find those heretics!

But hey, you knew it was only a matter of time until the left evolved to this point of ultimate bigotry in Leftdom that some would inevitably find intolerable. (it just isn’t something any Leftist should discuss, publicly anyway) So if you don’t stand, I mean march, with us you might as well be against us. The defrocking will begin.

Allow me to fan those flames a little, especially because it is happening on campuses — those incubators for liberaldom. First, are these merely disagreements on tactics or strategies? No, they are more foundational criticisms going to the ideology.

Second, say what you will about the Right, we frequently have disagreements and air them publicly. On the Left, that is forbidden fruit. The first rule of the Left is you don’t criticize other Leftists or the sacred ideas of the Left. And every rule thereafter would refer back to that one. So this is a unique situation here.

Lunacy in action

Lunatic alert: this time in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University campus. How dumb can a dean be? See the article.

“Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.” – NY Post

Obviously he is a top contender for some kind of award from academia. That probably deserves one, to malign them as “freedom fighters” when they are anything but.

Letter from Tehran….with love or not

Many people probably were unaware of this attempt at a letter from Iran. The ones who did see it may not have wanted to publicize it. I have mixed feelings about that but to those who understand and know, it should be read. So I include the words here in its entirety. (as wordy as it is – a few passages highlighted for emphasis)

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America, (from Seyyed Ali Khamenei)
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

As I said, it is something of a sight. Yet the same guy now complains about Congress addressing a letter to him? Go figure. Note he is talking to the kids. The thing that got me is the amount of people out there pimping this letter for him. I don’t think there is any valuable information in it. Though it does offer some insight into what we are dealing with.

If he really wanted to express non-bias he could start closer to home — without having to worry about the rest of the world and its children. (i.e. indoctrinating their children)

And if he cared about youth, he would be improving lives of the youth in Iran via jobs, the economy, opportunity, and freedoms of course. The people spoke in elections on those things. But he ignores the plight of people right in his own country.

Since everything in Iran has to do with Islam, one way or another, it does not seem to be making a great promotion for Islam. Rather it is making a negative statement, all by itself, about Islam and its culture. It is not the West doing that. Surely it does not go beyond notice that their terrorism tentacles are widespread throughout the region. Its treatment of women, or its hostages, does not speak well for Islam.

Same old it’s the millenials, stupid

In search of a defense, the case for millenials. Generational gaps and stereotypes.

Just when you think you’ve seen just about everything, well, I read an apologetic on millenials. Okay, someone took the initiative being a millenial herself. Her column can be found here at Slate — like where else?

At least she tried to bury some of the stereotypes about them. But the crux of the piece is that we shouldn’t hate millenials (read make fun of and pick on them) because in reality we hate technology. So we are actually technology-haters that take out our frustrations on/at millenials. Sound logical? Yea sort of, for millenials that is.

Maybe there is a tad of rationality to the grievance with technology charge. But if anything, many of us might be jealous of millenials for catching on to it all so quickly. Possibly, just saying…like whatever!

She marginalizes the complaint that millenials are not so politically savvy or knowledgeable. (read slackers in various areas) That is one stereotype I’ve yet to see a good rebuttal to. Their networking capabilities take precedent over the bore of politics, though their skills can be cross-applied to politics.

Yet there were some good insights in the piece, if there is hope, that they are extremely individualistic. So take that John Birchers and Tea Partiers. But at what cost or price, isn’t that always the question?

We’ve all been there, seeing politics as the ugly sausage making process it is — at least periodically. Come on, most of us have idealized about what would make the system better? We usually come to our senses figuring the process is resigned to the nature it ‘is’. (to use a 90’s term) If anyone proved it, or should have even to milllenials, it was Obama.

The realists knew there was not a chance in Hell he was going to change the ambiance of the DC cesspool, though he set out to change…whatever else he wanted, subject to his definition. In reality, he ushered in loud voices to compensate for others’ lack of participation. It worked, sort of, to give him much of what he wanted to change. Sure it turned some people off. In the end, it was the chief dupes, those millenials that really personified the hope and change abstract that could be redesigned on the fly, who fell for his dribbling tripe. Not just fell for it, they gushed and continually fall for it.

So it was interesting in the last election when there were indicators he was losing ground with this generation. Say it isn’t so. It began to separate perpetual believers from the more rational realists who tired of seeing the same plays and tactics over and over… along with change for the worse. It must have started looking like a professional con job. Well, even the baby boomer generation figures out the Nigerian email scam, at some point.


USA Today

WASHINGTON — Millennials have provided invaluable political support to President Obama over the course of his presidency, voting for him by a roughly 2-to-1 margin in his two successful campaigns against Mitt Romney and John McCain.

But as Obama tries to climb out of a 2-month-long malaise that saw his popularity sink with the fumbled rollout of the federal health care exchange, the president appears to have nearly as much work to do with young people as he does with older Americans.

Experience though is still a great teacher; there seems to be no technology equivalent for it. Experience causes the dynamic where non-millenials get suspicious of new fads and “if it feels good” approaches. We have been around the block a few times and most of us are wise to knowing all that is promised on a campaign trail is not written in stone once in office. But we are accused of being too judgmental about millenials. Yet those same millenials seem to have their prejudices about baby boomers and others. Fair is fair, maybe we all have our biases.

Now, even on Obama’s signature policy, millenials can only muster 41% approval. A majority were Grubered. That’s bad for the supposed chief beneficiaries of AFA.

It is astounding to hear from one millenial what captures the mindset of most others. I guess, as “individual” extremists often do, she takes the liberty to speak for the masses. Get the irony of that. But then much of what is wrong with politics today is the identity politics. Being fierce advocates of individualism, it seems, should help not hurt that. That is if it is true individualism, not just selfish ambition. (some have reservations)

As for me, I won’t blame everything on the millenials as she posits. I admit they can make a good whipping post at times. What with all their technological plugins that they haven’t yet been able to achieve world peace. Sorry. Though they were central advocates for the whiner-in-chief. I guess the sausage didn’t taste any better after it was made — and won’t.

Rather than individualism, aren’t they more about self-gratification? We often wonder, and seeing the narcissistic tenancies in some seems to confirm suspicions. How childish it must seem now to have run around repeating Obama’s ‘hope and change’ chants, only to find that no you can’t, and “oh no he didn’t?” They’re due for a dose of “I told you so.”

She reminded me they’re called millenials, I was calling them “Yes we can”-O-bots.
But now if only I could do something about my “technology hating”.

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Ivy Leagues: Activism is US

All about feelings: Ivy League law students now too ‘traumatized’ over Ferguson to take exams

By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It is a new educational phenomenon: Ivy League law students at three major universities – Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown University – are now exempt from taking final exams if they feel “traumatized” by the grand jury decisions made in Ferguson and New York City. The students are also being offered counseling if they need it.

A few professors with impressive credentials now have a few questions.

“The decision to allow students selectively to postpone exams as a result of emotional upset over the Ferguson and Garner grand jury decisions shows, once again, how far law schools have strayed from their mission. Few if any of the students complaining talk about the evidence, the forensics, the law that might have justified the grand jury rulings. Instead, it’s all about them and their emotions. Are we training students to think and act as lawyers, or emotional activists?” asks William Jacobson, professor of law, Cornell University Law School and a Harvard Law alumnus himself. [Read more>]

Original Harvard seal

 

Okay the facts are in and survey says, let’s cut them a break for protest-grand jury-anxiety. Maybe this can be a new disease? Though the disease is actually in the Ivy Leagues, and seems to be highly contagious.

Here is my conclusion I have been dying to get off my chest. There has been a lot of hand wringing and outrage about this phenomena. But why, why should it surprise anyone? People wonder why?

The reason or motive is likely the key. They do it to encourage student participation in protests. Doubt that? Well, we’ve already seen public school students participating, with their teachers. Even school districts’ buses have been used to shuttle the protestors to protests. (the first time one of these is in an “accident” there will be big trouble)

Field trips to protests and rallies are now almost a staple.(Move over ‘pep rallies’– its the Democracy, stupid.) Remember Wisconsin? It’s better than a museum visit, and kids just love them. How good does it look to have children/youth in on the protest action? It lends academic legitimacy.

Further doubt the incorporated, shall we say indoctrinated, activism on campuses available on demand? I’ve already chronicled the anti-Semitism activity encouraged on campuses. They have summer camps teaching the finer trade to ambitious academics — on organizing BDS movements and protests — for export to college campuses across the country. You too can be a radical. They are sponsored by the usual cast. Maybe they can get pre-schools and Head Starts in on the action by next year? Sky’s the limit.

So I ask why should this pattern surprise anyone? It is not-so-subtle encouragement.

Feel the love….or in their case, feel the hate.

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Substitute teacher has close encounter

First day on the job and this teacher goes viral, pushing popularity to a whole new level.

D.C. Substitute Teacher Arrested After Performing Oral Sex On Student

Oct 26, 2014
By NewsOne Staff

D.C. substitute teacher Symone Greene, 22, is charged with felony, first-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly performed oral sex on a male student her first day on the job at Options Public Charter School, reports the Washington Post.

The 17-year-old 11th-grader, a popular football player at Options, secretly recorded Greene performing oral sex on him behind her desk and showed at least 5 of his teammates and a childhood friend. According to court documents, he asked that she perform the act the number of times as his football jersey number.

The incident occurred Friday, October 17.

More: http://newsone.com/3065907/symone-greene-d-c-substitute-teacher-arrested-sex-student/

Does anyone question the condition of our edu-K-shun system? But then which is worse, this act or the convoluted curriculum? This just happened to be at a charter school. I wonder if that will be made an issue in the fallout?

Class, this is what happens when we go from educational news to sensational news. And there is a fine line between.

Dems try to cheat the electorate

What else is new?

Dick Morris: Democrats Using ‘False Flag’ Plan to Steal Senate

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | Newsmax

By Dick Morris

Failing to persuade voters to support their discredited agenda, Democrats are now determined to use a false flag strategy to advance their plan to steal a Senate majority this November.

Masquerading as independents in four key Senate races, Democratic candidates are embracing a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing tactic to fool voters into believing that they are not the party hack/Obama rubber stamps they truly are.

By pretending that they are Independents, they can take power and help Obama implement his plan to create a single ruling party government in the U.S.

Read more at Newsmax

Oh yea, they are the IN–dependents.

Hope on the ropes
Josh Earnest said:

“Ultimately, those Democratic candidates will have to develop their own strategies in their states for figuring out how exactly to do that,” he continued. “And there are people running in red states that have a strong track record. … So it should be their decision. It’s ultimately their campaign; it’s their name that’s on the ballot.”

“Democrats who are running in red states, blue states and in so-called purple states are going to need the strong support of those voters who supported the president in his re-election campaign, that they’re going to need the support of young voters and Hispanic voters and Asian voters, African-American voters, of course. And so helping voters in all these states understand the stakes in the midterm elections is one way the president can help Democratic candidates on the ballot.”

He forgot to mention women. All voters are to Dems is their collective commodities.

Obama stuck out his nose:

“And so some of the candidates there — it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout,” Obama said.

“These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and I tell them, I said, ‘You know what, you do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure our voters turn out.’ ”

He owns the voters. It’s all about Obama.

It wreaks like a narcissist trying to be relevant. At the time they distance themselves, arguably, from Obama he says not to worry they always vote with me and will remain with me. But ‘say or do what you must to win an election.’ In other words, lie. Tell them whatever you need to tell them. But we know they are merely Obama stooges anyway.

Calling themselves independent at all is insulting. Independent of the record, maybe. Just what we all really love about politics, saying anything to get elected and doing the opposite.

Is that a great voter turn-on or what?

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Ed Schultz praising socialism

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Praises Germany: ‘Here’s Some Good Socialism!’

By Scott Whitlock | October 2, 2014 |

Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz could barely contain himself on Thursday as he gushed over Germany’s “socialism.” The country officially scrapped tuition fees and this sent Schultz into a fit of envy: “We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here’s some good socialism for you!” [MP3 audio here.]

After discussing bailouts of Wall Street, Schultz enthused, “This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free.” (Because if a government deems something “free,” that means nobody has to pay, right?) The host concluded, “In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn’t it?”

Schultz then brought on socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. In 2011, the liberal journalist declared Sanders his “favorite.”

In 2010, while calling for a return of the Fairness Doctrine, Schultz lobbied for “socialism” on the airwaves.

Schultz isn’t shy about his affinity for “socialism.” Considering his extremely low cable ratings, perhaps there’s a reason he wants to spread the wealth around.

A partial transcript of the October 2 segment is below:

ED SCHULTZ: Here’s an idea for you. How about a bailout for student loan debt across America? Now, in 2008, the government had no problem throwing over $700 billion of taxpayer money at Wall Street. How about the government throwing 700 billion dollars at the middle class in this country and let’s start with the 20 and 30-somethings and the folks that have college loan debt out there?

SCHULTZ: We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here’s some good socialism for you! This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free. Education is not a right, is it? No, wait a minute. In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn’t it?

Newsbusters

Maybe Schultz and Bernie Sanders could form a nice socialist government themselves somewhere. Right, that would require a whole lot of help.

Incensed by the use of “Evil”-pt 3 of 3

Say a doctor treats a man with Aids but ignores the disease he is stricken with and its nature. No doctor would do that. It is akin to treating the symptoms and not the disease to ignore the evil nature and its factor. Granted it may not win you points with Muslims(or fellow academics), but one withholds or censors the term evil at his/her peril.

Column continued: Is Isis Evil? 3rd part — [see 2 ; 1]

We can analyze the ways its violent tactics are effective for its purposes given the local power dynamics, so that we can also better understand its weak spots. And we can ask how it is that normal men — men who were not born evil — get turned into monsters, so that we can work to change the structures that produce terrorists over the long-term instead of locking ourselves into an endlessly repeated, short-term policy of “killing fanatics” until they are gone.

Trying to understand something isn’t the same as trying to justify or excuse it. That’s a basic mistake, and a costly one.

As Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow International Center for Scholars, recently wrote: “We can’t counter radical narratives if we don’t understand the motives of the radicalized.”

Nonetheless, trying to understand evil is an offense. It is an offense to everything we hold dear, because understanding — that is, true and effective understanding — must bring us close to the other, must help us see the world through their eyes.

That is a painful, offensive process, and that is exactly what we must do.

See: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/22/opinion/dawes-isis-evil/

We can analyze the ways its violent tactics are effective for its purposes given the local power dynamics, so that we can also better understand its weak spots. And we can ask how it is that normal men — men who were not born evil — get turned into monsters, so that we can work to change the structures that produce terrorists over the long term instead of locking ourselves into an endlessly repeated, short-term policy of “killing fanatics” until they are gone.

What all is wrong with that? The government, military and CIA do analytics on their effectiveness and there are documentations. But if we do not have the leaders who act on those facts, we have our heads in the sand dunes. “Local power dynamics” is a problem.

You treat it as a social services matter, but this community(and ME region) has had these problems for many decades. Then you expect to “unmake” the results over their desires and will. If those in the neighborhood do not care, how can you undo a situation hundreds of years in the making? Generations of terrorists were weened on it.

We have also given them the incentives to improve and reform these “dynamics” but it falls on deaf ears. Apparently they don’t want to and have reasons to do otherwise. Put it this way, some of them like it this way, some of them don’t, but yet another part that is interested in reform wants to amplify those same dynamics many times over.

It doesn’t take a majority, only a fractional faction hell bent on any means necessary to do it. Change the structures? The structures are just the way they like them — and not even big or bad enough for some. Blaming the structures brings us right back to blaming, or understanding something other than the central causes of terrorism. It is evil.

Trying to understand something isn’t the same as trying to justify or excuse it. That’s a basic mistake, and a costly one.

Oh yes it can be the same thing. Attempts at understanding can lead to rationalizations for why they do it, and lead you to error. Human beings are easily capable of such rationalizations. Thereby making excuses for the evil conduct.

As Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow International Center for Scholars, recently wrote: “We can’t counter radical narratives if we don’t understand the motives of the radicalized.”

Sounds nice. So we must argue against another academic. We do have to understand and know the nature of evil that drives them, too, and its source. But that includes recognizing the evil. Their motives are part of the evil we face.

Nonetheless, trying to understand evil is an offense. It is an offense to everything we hold dear, because understanding — that is, true and effective understanding — must bring us close to the other, must help us see the world through their eyes.

That is a painful, offensive process, and that is exactly what we must do.

I realized some limitations to understanding “evil”. But there is real danger in trying to understand the people who perpetrate and spread this evil and their sordid history, across borders — against those structural boundaries — absent the evil involved. Pain or not.

Summary:

He said that evil is inhuman so best not even try to understand it. But then he also wants to treat these people from a humane perspective to counter it. As if applied humane nature will overcome the inherent evil in them. Now there’s a fool’s errand. You don’t get it do you? How do you do that with people who’s military strategy is summed up in deception or lying? What are you really going to understand about them and their social fabric of evil woven throughout the region? People who put severed heads on spits do not generally offer much in the way of working therapy. When an animal is rabid we don’t just say let me find out why he got it? The first defense is to destroy it and find out where its been etc. And yes we do understand the disease of rabies and know what it can do, and take precautions.

Handling this as if it were some humanitarian social ill would be a mistake. We know what goes into it. Finally, ignoring the central factor of their radicalization, their religion, would be another huge mistake. Playing social worker with terrorists is not a treatment, it’s a recipe for disaster. And how many months or years would that take? We don’t have that kind of time, when the very humanity you savor hangs in the balance. When there seems to be more urgency for Ebola epidemic than there is for terrorism, something is askew. We do understand enough about that culture to know how it works. And then it uses the most powerful addiction on the planet, blood. What is there to understand about that? Let’s not over complicate it, and its evil.

What he is asking us to do is to play social worker and therapist, namely to people who hate us. I notice he didn’t offer any solutions other than ‘apply the ointment, liberally’.

We don’t have enough beds or an asylum large enough to house all these patients. That’s what he has done, converted them into patients —albeit unthinking sick ones.

Terrorism: “The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” But we do not have a simple matter of terrorism. We have a religion sponsored, state-sponsored, caliphate-centric, political, ideologically rooted, Islam-driven terrorism.

From ABC:
That includes the U.S. government. “No one definition of terrorism has gained universal acceptance,” the State Department said in a report on world terrorism in 2000.
The key elements to terrorism are obvious to many — violence, non-combatant targets, intention of spreading fear, and political aims. But crafting a watertight, commonly accepted definition has proven difficult.
The State Department’s definition holds that only sub-national groups, not states themselves, can commit acts of terrorism. It states the violence must be politically motivated, but does not mention instilling or spreading fear.
The FBI looks to the Code of Federal Regulations definition: “The unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
“In a nutshell, [terrorism] is the threat and use of both psychological and physical force in violation of international law, by state and sub-state agencies for strategic and political goals,” says Yonah Alexander, a terrorism expert and director of the Institute for Studies in International Terrorism at the State University of New York.
“No ifs, ands, or buts,” he adds.

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