While ranting at someone over at the Althouse, something occurred to me that would be better expressed here and - since I haven't got the urge to rant out of my system yet - here it goes with no fucking links or anything:
You guys allow evil to flourish because you have no interest in thinking about how to achieve anything good in this world - you're scared to death of even trying to get it.
You now have Mccarthyism labeled as bad because he went about trying to eliminate communism the wrong way. But there's nothing bad about trying to eliminate communism. You could try to get it right, but you don't because you focus on the wrong thing - the way Joe went about it.
You now have witch hunts labeled as bad because Salem went about trying to eliminate witches the wrong way. But there's nothing bad about trying to eliminate witches. You could try to get it right, but you don't because you focus on the wrong thing - the way Salem went about it.
And it's the same for every obvious evil that exists today. You always focus on the wrong-headed approach, allowing the evil free reign, and then look at anyone who suffers under it, or wants to eliminate it, as "hyperbolic and weird". You're not "sophisticated" for trying to find the grey area in evil. You're just a part of whatever evil you're shilling for.
Martin Luther King said injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere and that is the result of the attitude I see around me. Fraud is rampant in this society because those around me have a billion excuses for why we shouldn't tackle it. Look at the Bernie Madoff scandal for a prime example of an open fraud continuing for almost a man's entire life - until he himself confessed - because, even with people screaming there's something wrong there, no one was willing to go after him.
The pedophile Sai Baba just died. That's a single man who made millions, and held off the entire world, because they just refused to acknowledge he wasn't a "living god". There is no one on this planet who can justify it.
Who can adequately explain why, decades ago, the powers that be didn't say, "That isn't so"? Instead, they let that pervert abuse children and kept the creep living in the lap of luxury. You did the same thing with the Maharishi.
I always rant on homeopathy because it's such an obvious scam - it's only water - but do you see anyone picketing Whole Foods for perpetrating a fraud on the public? No - people are actually PROUD to shop there! It's a fucking badge of honor to be part of it! Because to say "You're wrong and you're doing wrong" is just not politically correct! Fuck, the term "politically correct" is Orwellian in itself! But let somebody say so and they're the crazy person! It's all evil, I tell you!
In my life, I have seen almost every form of barbarity known to man, and almost all of it happened before my eyes in the United States. It happened because there's always some asshole with an excuse for why nobody can do anything to stop it - when stopping it is the only answer for how to stop it.
I have put my life on the line for others, countless times, and it never ceases to amaze me that I'm alone in doing so. You know it's true - how often to we hear about a crime happening before a crowd and no one stops to help? Isn't there a YouTube video out there now of two black girls attacking a white girl and all some guy did was videotape it? Some older lady got involved by saying, "stop" but nothing more - she certainly wasn't going to throw herself into the breach, was she? Would you? A father just died at a McDonald's for doing so but, I'll bet, that was because he was the only person to get involved - and he was alone because the rest did nothing! You're cowards. And you're cowards because you don't have the conviction that stopping evil is what you're supposed to do!
And you certainly won't entertain your role in evil, will you? Not you, as you protest someone else! It's always someone else! It's George Bush, or Dick Cheney, or someone other than yourself! Where's the oil you said we were getting from Iraq? You were WRONG, asshole! Barack Obama is president - about as big a wrong as this nation has ever seen in it's history - because YOU were wrong about everything else! Oh, you had to have him because you were so WRONG, but will you ever admit it? Hell no! Not even the people complaining about him now will admit they were wrong to have ever voted him into office - that's on somebody else!
Even after the horror of 9/11, you laughed when George Bush said there are evildoers out there - you laughed! What was so fucking funny? Whatsa matter? 3,000 Americans dead in one morning wasn't enough proof for you? Again: you chose to focus on what you thought was stupidity than what was important - the people trying to kill us. YOU did that!
You're still focused on it. Almost every attempt to reign in the enemy is greeted by hoots and cat calls rather than suggestions for how to get the job done. How fucking helpful. How fucking immature. How very YOU!
This nation should be looking the possible fate of failure, for the very first time, squarely in the eye - and acting against it - but it's people are too concerned with trying to appear to be nice than good. It should be shutting up the hypocrites and throwing them overboard. It should be shutting up the liars and jailing them. Anyone involved in fraud should have to fight for their very lives because that's what they've forced all of us to do now.
You are not stardust and you are not golden - you're a bunch of tin, covered in gold flake, and God damn it, on behalf of all the Americans who never bought into your bullshit, I want my money back!
I got too angry to finish your post, and I know you actually deserve the chance to make your point -- but it's late and I'm busy -- but... fuck... dude... The trouble with the burning of witches because they're in league with Satan is THERE IS NO SATAN.ReplyDelete
There is no crime for which they were guilty.
McCarthyism was misguided and shortsighted because not only was Communism not a threat to the US in the post WWII period (maybe in the mid-'30s... maybe) but the asshole essentially was engaging in the very actions that Stalin was -- persecuting people for thinking differently than he did. Tailgunner Joe persecuted people for thought crimes, for being outside the government's approved political view. Stalin did too.
Being a Communist -- regardless of what you think of it -- is not against the law. And that presumes that everyone punished was a Communist, which we know isn't true.
RWers pretend they believe in the supremacy of philosophy, that viewpoints will succeed in the free marketplace of ideas but Communism wasn't debated in that realm. They pretended it was a Cold War battleground but it wasn't the Soviet Union who was attacked, it was civil servants and entertainment figures were ruined for political gamesmanship and stagecraft.
So when it came time to know intricacies of Southeast Asia in the following decade, all those experts were gone. So instead of having voices who said "Diem and Van Thieu are both bad men" and "Maybe we should stay out of this," we sent many tens of thousands of young men to their deaths and collapsed the economy.
Maybe you have disclaimers later in your post, and I'll come back to read it all... but... fuck... dude.
Uriel, I suggest you read Whittaker Chambers' Witness. You may change your mind about Communists 'civil servants.'ReplyDelete
The trouble with the burning of witches because they're in league with Satan is THERE IS NO SATAN.ReplyDelete
You know I know that. I said they were wrong to do what they did. But is it wrong, now, to say to a bunch of crazy bitches who think they have powers to cut the nonsense out and stop preying on people? Why? Because they're women? That doesn't make them special, give them a pass, or mean anyone should have (or should've had) to put up with their shit. They're crazy troublemakers, and always have been crazy troublemakers, and the idea that "there is no crime for which they were guilty" is bullshit. Just because, as atheists, most of us don't acknowledge the "spiritual battle" being fought around us (was Sunday the Christian Easter or the Pagan Earth Day?) doesn't mean it hasn't been, or isn't happening. I do acknowledge it - I follow it closely because it's made real by the believers - and, when I have to choose sides, I choose the ones who built this shit, not the ones determined to tear it down. Whenever a witch makes an important contribution to society - or stops condemning me for being a man - call me, and I might reconsider. Until then, they lose.
Not everyone punks out when others choose making life a zero sum game - which is the point of the post. You can't do it in the ghetto - you'll die - but, out here, it's the means by which evil flourishes. They count on nobody fighting back.
McCarthyism was misguided and shortsighted because not only was Communism not a threat to the US in the post WWII period (maybe in the mid-'30s... maybe) but the asshole essentially was engaging in the very actions that Stalin was -- persecuting people for thinking differently than he did.
Considering we're talking about communism, who cares if it was a threat in that period? It's not like communists stop - if they're not a threat today, they will be tomorrow - it's what they do. My message is the same as before: you don't punk out in a zero sum game. That's "the supremacy of philosophy" you're ignoring - you're not regarding a mortal threat as just that. The communists said they'll bury us - the answer to that is simple:
Bury them first.
At some point we, as American citizens, have got to grow up (novel idea there) and face the facts of life and death - something others more familiar with war are waaay ahead of us on by about 5,000 years - and which side of that equation we, as a nation, plan on being on. This is a fight for survival. To not understand what that means is to make a choice to merely lose or to finally die.
Neither, for me, is an option - just as it wasn't in the ghetto.
Maybe it is something in the water. People in this country seem to fear freedom above all. As far as standing against odds, it's like people preaching about the homeless, etc., but the suggested action is always with someone else's money. They don't just decide to take someone off the street and let them use their shower and couch.ReplyDelete
Simple reality and the idea of cause and effect are the next most feared concepts.
Few people will take a risk by standing up for anyone or anything. But some of them do exist.