Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So, I've been on hiatus recently because I have really just had enough of what's going on lately and the public indifference to it all.

 What amazes me are the people on the left who howled and screamed about all the illegal, immoral, and straight up evil crap that George W. Bush did, but are strangely silent on the exact same crap, or worse, that Obama has been up to, simply because he's their guy.

 Now, if you followed my old website, you've seem me rail at the right for the exact same thing. They simply ignored anything that Bush did wrong and are now freaking out about Obama.

 I find it funny/sickening that the same thing is now going on with the Democrats.

 Let's recap some of the Bush/Chaney era evil:

  •  The Patriot Act 
  • Patriot II 
  • Security Enhancement Act 
  • Illegal wiretapping 
  • Torture, oh, I mean "Enhanced Interrogation" 
  • Extraordinary Rendition, aka kidnapping 
  • Tax cuts for the wealthy 
  • Corporate welfare 
  • Bank Bailouts 
  • Removal of Posse Comitatus 
  • Removal of Habeas Corpus 
  • Creation of the North American Command 
  • Authorizing soldiers to operate on American Soil 
 And these are just the highlights off the top of my head.

 What has Obama, the supposed opponent of Bush's party, done about them? 

Well, let's see, oh yeah!

 He's either retroactively made them legal, extended the ones that were supposed to expire, or expanded on them to levels that would make Aldous Huxley and George Orwell roll over in their graves.

 And where is the Left in all of this?

 Silent. They have their heads in the sand and are waving their hands saying "these are not the droids you're looking for" while staying willfully blind to their President's wrong doing.

 It's gotten to the point that I don't even recognize this country anymore, I really don't. I wake up in the morning, read the news and think to myself "did I wake up in Bizzaro world or something? What the hell is going on here?".

 And most people don't seem to notice at all.


  •  Our police look more like the bad guys in some future dystopian war movie, and act like it. 
  •  Our once noble country now kidnaps and tortures it's own citizens. 
  • We kill American citizens without trial or warrants. 
  •  We reward companies that commit crimes, including drug money laundering, illegal trading, and supporting terrorists with massive grants of money. 
  •  The NSA spies on all of us like the damned Stasi. 
  • The DHS has turned into a para-military enforcement arm of the Feds like they were the SS.
  •  Foreign nationals occupy every key position in our government. 
  • Millions of illegal immigrants are now no longer deported but are rewarded with government benefits meant for legal citizens while skyrocketing our crime rate. 
  • Foreign private corporations are handed access to our nations most secret and sensitive information. 
  • Our government is preparing to arm some of the very terrorist groups we are supposed to be fighting (hello, Al Qaeda? We've got guns for you!). 
  • All while you and I, American citizens, are called "potential terrorists" and are treated ever increasingly like we are the enemy by our own government. 
 This is what happens when the average American can't be bothered to pay any attention to anything that isn't Monday Night Football or Kim Kardashian's latest embarrassing public scandal.

 All of those who sit back and let these soul sucking leeches ruin our country are to blame, and most likely, that includes you.

 It's time we do something before it's too late. It's time that we take measures to oust these people and take our country back before it's way, way too late.

 It's up to you. If you do nothing, then we all lose. We may even lose everything.

 It's time we start voting these bastards out en masse and change this before it can never be changed.

 In my next article, I'll explain how but for now, start looking around you. Start researching what these people in office are doing. Start taking a look at that "nice" politician that represents you and look up their voting record and their financial contributors. Chances are you'll find out how not nice they actually are.

 It's time for a change and it must come soon.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Piers Morgan Is Lying To You

Piers Morgan is such a liar it's incredible. I just watched him say in this video that there is no gun related crime in the UK because criminals can't get guns.

Perhaps he would care to explain the 9,974 firearm related crimes in the UK the year after the ban went into effect??

Or how about the 11,227 crimes with a firearm in 2011?

One simply needs to spend a few quality minutes perusing the Home Office website detailing their crime research to figure out very quickly that he's full of it.

Countries that have banned weapons are not gun crime free Utopias.

Again, they're lying to you.

The only thing the UK has guaranteed is that law abiding citizens cannot defend themselves.

Criminals, by definition, do not follow the law. So making something illegal will not stop them from doing it.

As I say, if that were fact then no one would murder, after all, it is illegal, right?

The violent crime rate in countries that ban weapons always goes up. I challenge you to find me a peer-reviewed study that says otherwise.

Pro tip: You won't.

All you are going to find is studies by groups like the Brady Campaign who, shockingly enough, are lying to you.

Every peer-reviewed study that has ever been done shows that it does.

You are being lied to.

Most of you don't even know it.

Most of you don't even know, for an actual fact, what 90% of the terms they are using on you actually mean, or that they are made up to illicit an emotional response.

Do the world a favor. Take a deep breath, calm down, do a little research, and think for a minute.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thoughts and Reflections on the Second Amendment and Being an American

In this video by Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners, he reflects on the Second Amendment and what it means to be an American.

This is not a "preaching about guns" video. Here, Haley asks you to ask yourself some thoughtful questions and shares some of his personal experiences that make him ask these questions.

Well worth a watch.

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Media Lies

As I always say, the media is lying to you.

The corporate media has only one job these days, and that is to keep you uninformed/misinformed.

They will leave out key pieces of information, distort what actually happened, fabricate a story out of whole cloth, or even ignore completely important stories that everyone should be hearing about.

All to the benefits of those that pay them.

Hell, some media outlets at this point are nothing but propaganda wings of political parties *cough cough, Fox "news"*.

Be careful what you believe, no matter where you read it or heard it. If it came from a major news source, it may just be bullshit.

Let us not forget about government sponsored propaganda in the media, either.

Last May the 2013 NDAA was passed with the amendment to remove the legal restrictions on using propaganda on the American public.

You can read about it herehere, and read the full text of the 2013 NDAA here.

Also, read about the lawsuit to nullify many provisions of the NDAA, including indefinite military detention for American Citizens here

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

War of Words: Assault Weapons

The media would have you believe that there are millions of people running around with incredibly powerful weapons that are capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute and that all of these people are ticking time bombs that are waiting to go off at any minute and kill dozens of people in seconds flat. Clearly, they would have you believe, something must be done about these weapons and we should ban them right now.

 Well, guess what?

 You're being lied to.

 In this installment of War of Words, we're going to take a look at "assault weapons" and "military style" weapons that the media is bleating about and I'm going to illustrate the truth of the matter.

 First, lets look at the term "assault weapon". What does it mean?

 Well, it doesn't. It's a made up term the media is using to try to equate in your mind military assault rifles with most common weapons in civilian ownership, including hand guns.

 So what's an assault rifle? According to merriam-webster.com:
assault rifle: noun
Military firearm that is chambered for ammunition of reduced size or propellant charge and has the capacity to switch between semiautomatic and fully automatic fire.
The importan issue here is the ability for automatic fire. When a real assault rifle is fired, it looks like this:



 Obviously, these weaopns are capable of very high rates of fire. The media would have you believe that this is what people are running around with these days and therefor, for everyone's safety, we need to have sweeping gun bans.

 Well, this is just an out and out lie. Civilian weapons are semi-automatc. Yes, the media uses this term a great deal, but they don't differentiate the two, they keep throwing in "military style" and are trying to make you think semi-autos are the same as assault rifles, hence the term "assault weapon" that they keep touting.

 Well, here is what it looks like when a semi-auto fires: 



 Does that look the same to you? Of course not, but that's what they want you to think so you'll support a ban.

 Understand this: The types of weapons they want to get rid of are not "assault weapons". They are also nothing new, they have been around for about 130 years now.

 One more time, 130 years!

 Well, what about the term "military style" weapons.

 Sounds scary, huh?

 What they are talking about are guns that look like military guns, but what they aren't telling you is that they don't function like military weapons.

 What's important is what is inside the weapon, not what it looks like.

 If their logic were true, then putting a spoiler and some racing stripes on a Ford Focus would make it do 250 miles an hour and be able to compete in NASCAR. 

Does that make any sense? Of course not.

 So please explain to me how putting a flash hider, a pistol grip, or a heat shroud on a gun make it funcion like a fully automatic, military weapon.

 It doesn't.

 Again, there's no logic here. They are manipulating you through fear and twisting words.

An AR-15 is not an M16. M16s are capable of full auto fire, AR-15s are not. Don't let them confuse you.

Also, "AR" does not stand for "Assault Rifle". It stands for "ArmaLite Rifle", after the company that invented it.

 It's imperative that the proper understanding of words is maintained. Words are the window of the mind on reality. Twist the meaning of words and you twist someone's understanding of a concept, and you twist their perceived reality.

 Some of the most insidious manipulation of the mind comes through language, be careful that you fully understand something before you blindly agree with it.

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gun Bans Are Pointless

Fact: Real assault weapons (fully automatic) have been banned from private ownership since 1934. (Yes, I know about NFA weapons. Do *you* know how *few* people have them?)

If gun bans are the solution to our violence problems, then please, explain to me how effective the 1934 ban has been on keeping Mac 10's, UZI's, and fully automatic AK's out of the hands of the drug dealers that live in *every* major city in the US?

Oh, you don't believe that they really have them? What, never been to the 'hood and listened to the gun fire? I recommend you take a field trip to Watts, Compton, the South side of Chicago, most of DC, Harlem, just about any part of Detroit, or what ever the shady side of your city is on a Saturday night and listen to the shots.

Or, simply go somewhere where the local gang bangers hang out and simply ask them, "how hard is it to get an automatic weapon around here?"

You'll be shocked at the answer.

So, the gun ban didn't do shit about real fully automatic assault weapons, how is another one supposed to do anything except disarm law abiding Americans and not criminals?

Mexico has a complete gun ban. You cannot own a firearm in Mexico, period. Somehow, all the cartels like the Zetas have all the guns they want. Semi-autos, full autos, you name it. And before you even start with that "Fast and Furious" thing, a ban is supposed to magically make gun violence disappear, right? That's why people are clamoring for one. So why isn't it working in Mexico? The only thing it has done is guarantee that law abiding citizens cannot defend themselves from the Cartels, which is why so damn many people show up on the news in Mexico missing their heads.

"Oh, but the police will protect me!"

Really? They aren't doing such a good job in Mexico. Come to think of it, they're not doing a very good job here, now are they? They were unable to protect the kids at Sandy Hook. They were unable to protect the people in Aurora. They didn't do such a hot job at Columbine either where they waited outside the school for hours until the shooters offed themselves.

This brings us back to the heart of the problem. Criminals do not follow laws, if they did, they'd never murder to begin with, after all, it's been illegal since man has had laws.

So how about we cut the crap and start dealing with the real problems here?

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook: When will we learn?

Another asshole shoots up some innocent people. God this story is getting old. What's getting older is the shreaking, emotional cry-out against guns.

 I'm going to explain my point of view on this one last time. Yes, many of my friends freak out and say things like "only a crazy person would carry a gun around a child!!!!11!1!11111!!", and you are entitled to your opinion, but, bear with me a moment and hear me out on this.

 So this nut job walked into a school, which is a "gun free zone", which worked out *great*, by the way, and shot 27 people, 20 of which were children. This school was in a "safe" neighborhood. This means the killer can rest assured that there is no one there to stop them.

 Do you know why inner-city schools are never shot up by mass murders? Because they're dangerous. So they post cops who are armed with guns inside the school.

 So, for the record, yes, I think schools should have guns. Anti-gun people seem to think I mean that we should litter the halls with them. Of course not, that would be fucking stupid. What I mean is to have responsible people, like cops, there with guns to stop wackos from killing the children.

 Now, does that sound crazy?

 I want you to ask yourself one simple question: How do you think today would have changed if there were a couple of armed cops in that school in Sandy Hook today?


To quote a movie, "Your rifle is only a tool, it is a hard heart that kills." R. Lee Ermie (as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), Full Metal Jacket


If banning things worked we wouldn't have drug problems in this country, now would we?

 If you ban guns then crazy people will use knives, just like in England (which still has shootings, btw). If you ban knives, they'll use bats. Ban bats, they'll use rocks. Etc. ad naseum.

 Maybe if we defend what is precious to us, they'll be in less danger.

 Maybe if we had not closed our mental hospitals and turned thousands or crazy people on the streets, we'd have less psychos shooting people.

Maybe if we started institutionalizing people instead of pumping them up with psychotropic drugs and hoping for the best we'd have less of this.

 Maybe if we quit glorifying violence as a culture, including war, we'd have less people prone to it.

 All these mass shootings lately are a symptom of a systemic disease in our society.

 How about we work on fixing that? And safeguard ourselves and our children in the meantime?

Think about it.


 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

In Case You Still Haven't Figured Out OWS

I find it incredible how many people are parroting idiocy from the boob tube when it comes to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

"They're confused"
"They don't even know what they're protesting!"
"They don't have a message!"
"They're just cry babies that want things handed to them, get a job!"

Yeah, 'cuz, you know, hundreds of thousands of people around the country routinely in the course of American history have taken to the streets just out of boredom, for no real reason. It happens all the time, amiright?!?!

Seriously?

Let me introduce you to some basic logic. Don't be afraid, it's actually pretty simple.

1. Wall Street bankers skunked their companies through illegal business practices.
2. The government then gave them $720 billion dollars in bail out money. Twice.
3. You and I are now on the hook to pay that debt.

When you add these three simple things together what do you get?

No possible way it could have anything to do with all these protesters, now could it?

You're welcome.

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Science

There's something that's been on my mind a lot of the last decade because it comes to my attention more times than I care for. That is, that the average person has no fxcking clue what science is or how it works.

In today's climate of science denial, "intelligent design", neutering science education, climate change denial, and the over all idiocy of modern society, I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard "I don't believe that" when it comes to some scientific finding or another. What these people don't understand is that is much like saying they wouldn't believe in a semi-truck if it was speeding towards them while they cross the road. Deny it all you like, that truck will still run your ass flat because that truck is a fact. The beauty of facts is that they don't disappear when people choose not to believe in them. This is much like science, belief has absolutely nothing to do with it, it's about fact, and the average person doesn't know this. They somehow think science is a guess.

Leaving aside the colossal ignorance of this and the indictment of our school system, let's talk about what science really is and how it really works.

The first point I'd like to address is what a theory really is. I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say "It's only a theory" when presented with some new scientific finding.

Really? Seriously? "It's only a theory"!?!?

Gravity is "only a theory", I'd love to see someone jump off of a high building while saying that, but you won't see it. Light is "only a theory", so is math, music and many, many other things.

Getting my point?

What's going on here is obvious, albeit massively disappointing. That is, the average person doesn't have a proper definition for the word theory. If you find a dictionary and look up hypothesis, theory, conjecture, speculation, and guess, they all have very similar definitions. The average person thinks that is what theory means, or some even think it means something along the lines of an idea meant to fit the possibilities, like you hear them say on cop shows. Well, the problem with that is theory, in the scientific sense, doesn't mean that. If you find a dictionary published prior to the '80's you'll find that theory had a very different definition, and that is the definition that scientists are still using today:

Theory

A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it. Therefore, theories can be dis-proven. Basically, if evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, then the hypothesis can become accepted as a good explanation of a phenomenon. One definition of a theory is to say it's an accepted hypothesis. (source: chemistry.about.com)

What does this mean? It means that a theory is not only not a guess, it's also not just a fact; it's a system of facts that have been tested and retested to see if they fail. If they fail then the whole thing is scrapped and you start over again.

See where the trouble is coming in here?

Now that we know what scientist mean when they talk about a theory, let's explore the scientific method and see what this really means in context.

The scientific method is the greatest tool mankind has ever developed to find facts and learn how things work. Science is the pursuit of knowledge, not conjecture or guessing, but how to find out how things really do work in a reliable, consistent, predictable, non-arbitrary way, and here is how it goes:

The Scientific Method

1. Observation and description of a phenomenon or group of phenomena.

2. Formulation of an hypothesis to explain the phenomena. In physics, the hypothesis often takes the form of a causal mechanism or a mathematical relation.

3. Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to predict quantitatively the results of new observations.

4. Performance of experimental tests of the predictions by several independent experimenters and properly performed experiments.

If the experiments bear out the hypothesis it may come to be regarded as a theory or law of nature. If the experiments do not bear out the hypothesis, it must be rejected or modified. What is key in the description of the scientific method just given is the predictive power of the hypothesis or theory, as tested by experiment. It is often said in science that theories can never be proved, only disproved. There is always the possibility that a new observation or a new experiment will conflict with a long-standing theory.(source: rochester.edu)

So, now we know that if a hypothesis (which most people confuse with theory) is tested repeatedly and does not fail, it's fact, often, it's several facts that support the hypothesis, that's what a theory really means. Also, we now know that if it is proven false, it is rejected and we must start over until we have a usable framework of proven facts.

Where it gets hilarious, or would be if it weren't so sad, is that the average person who talks about how Darwin is just guessing, or that many people have proven him wrong, does not understand that if that were true, then Evolution would have been scrapped and the person that proved him wrong would be a rock star in the science community for doing so.

When scientists work out a theory it is then published world wide in scientific journals, complete with all their data, methods of testing, and findings. This is not so they can show off to the world or get fan-girls. It's so that every other scientist on Earth can recreate their experiments and try to prove them wrong. Scientists do not blindly believe what ever they are told and just go with it. The scientific communities job is to try to destroy anything that is put forward so that only repeatedly provable facts are left, not conjecture, guesses, or speculation. Only the facts.

In religion, any time contrary evidence shows up to threaten the belief system, all effort is put forward to discredit that proof, or find other things that support the belief system in spite of the facts. There are many people out there that think, clearly science operates the same way. This is as far from the truth as it can be. Are there scientists out there that try to do this with their own pet theories they don't want to lose? Of course, but it's not up to them, it's up to the scientific community at large, and if they destroy that pet theory then it doesn't stand, no matter how cool, or famous, or influential, the scientist who created it is.

Think of it like this; Einstein is the most famous physicist in history. He came up with the theories of Relativity and Special Relativity, quite possibly the most famous scientific theories in history and he's a total rock star in not only the scientific community, but in general society too, because of it. Now, let's say someone else came along and proved his theories wrong with solid mathematics and evidence that never, ever failed under testing by every other physicist in the world. Well, then Einstein would be out as the rock star physicist and the new guy would be in.

So, why hasn't all these people who have supposedly proven Darwin wrong become household names? Because no one has, and for over a hundred years many people have tried.

Think about it. If you could prove Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation wrong, then you would be a household name in physics and not Newton. If you accomplished that, don't you think you'd do everything to make sure the world new it? Right, and so would anyone who disproved Darwin, or climate science, or any one of a dozen "controversial" topics in science.

These things are not "controversial", they are not guesses, they are not a matter of belief. They are cold, hard, unforgiving facts, just like that semi-truck speeding towards you in the street.

This makes the idea of people trying to get schools to teach things like Intelligent Design, which is not scientific in the least, nor is it even provable in the least, in science class in our schools a huge step back for our educational system.

We gave religion a chance to run things once, it was called the Dark Ages. You know, when education, science, knowledge and all that disappeared for about a thousand years and it became the worst period in human history?

Let's not be duped into that kind of idiocy again. How about we teach our kids to think, find facts, and act like rational human beings instead?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More Blah

I'm very busy with school and travel. Also, I'm not in a very talkative mood lately, too many things to think about at once, not enough time to write about them all. Not sure I care to anymore either. We'll see how that developes. In the meant time, please enjoy this video of adorable bunnies eating a banana.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blah

This Tuesday sucks, here, enjoy a video of a baby flying squirrel.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spreading the Disease

Why is it that every channel on cable that used to be educational in nature is now anything but?

Swamp people? On the History Channel? Seriously?

Sure, there was once at time we called it "The Hitler Channel" because all they seemed to show was World War II documentaries, but at least they were showing things that had to do with history. These days the closest they come is "The History of Zombies". Yeah, I guess it's sort of a history of something, but Zombies? Really?

The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel (notice how it's never called that anymore? It's just TLC?) and all the rest have gone the way of MTV. MTV once stood for Music Television and that's all it was. Music videos and music news, 24/7. Not anymore, now it's nothing but "reality" show drivel. They are pretty much the ones who started it, but all the rest have followed suit.

What the fxck happened here?

There was a time, not too long ago, where there were quite a few channels that were dedicated to teaching you something, be it history, technology, science, something. These days the best you get is some contrived drivel. It's as if there's a concerted effort to make sure that people are ignorant and distracted.

Now, to be fair, it could just as easily be response to market pressure. Channels make new shows that appeal to the lowest common denominator in an effort to increase their market share, thus attracting more high dollar advertisers and consequently padding their bottom line. Of course, they could do this by producing totally amazing shows with some educational merit, it's been done many times before.

Or, it could be a concerted effort to make sure there's nothing but mind numbing garbage, literally, available.

Our society has made it a goal to make sure that no one can think for themselves or be able to question things based on education and experience. Politicians and leaders would rather have sheep they can lead around by the nose that are not nearly smart enough to realize when they are being duped.

Witness modern politics, if you doubt me.

Anyone who was going through school during "Education Reform", like me, remembers when school was about education. Teaching you how to think, how to learn (on your own, after you left school!), how to solve problems and how to sort through useless noise to find real information. Well, that was all removed halfway through my schooling. "Education" at that point became about conformity and accepting what you were told without question. Things like the scientific method were no longer taught in most schools. If you went, or go, to an elementary school, junior high, or high school that actually taught it, consider yourself lucky. You are in the minority.

As you can imagine, I rebelled against this system quite a bit. I wasn't the least bit interested in just doing what I was told, I was ostensibly there to learn something.

To give you an idea of how far education was dumbed down in just a few years, I've gone back to college and things that I read in sixth or seventh grade that were required reading for school are now considered college material. No, I'm not kidding. I went to Detroit public schools, mind you. I didn't grow up in the Hamptons or some shxt like that, I went to school in some pretty crappy places. The Iliad, The Odessey, Beowulf, 1984, A Brave New World, To Kill A Mockingbird, One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest, Lolita, The Color Purple, Of Mice and Men, The Brothers Karamazov, The Scarlet Letter.

These are just a handful of books that are either "college level" now, or are banned books. They were required reading before I was in high school!!!

A thorough working knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights was mandatory for graduating sixth grade in the schools I went to. A comprehensive understanding of the structure of the government was required. Knowing the mechanics of how legislation was introduced and passed was required. In fourth grade we had to pick an issue we felt strongly about and write a letter to our congressmen telling them what we thought on the subject. A thorough knowledge of the events that led up to the American Revolution was mandatory. Knowing who the key players were and why/how they got there was too.

Not anymore.

Education in this country has gotten to be so terrible that in college, whenever we are assigned a paper or an essay to do the professor then spends the next half of an hour explaining simple grammar and proper sentence structure to people who graduated high school and are now in college! And they can't do these things on their own!

These are not ESL (English as a Second Language) students, these are people who grew up speaking the language and studying in it for at least twelve years prior to this!

This was not an accident, anyone in the academic world will tell you this. Well, I find it hard to believe todays cable programs are any different. It's as if it's the last damn thing on Earth anyone wants is for you to learn something about history, or science, or the political system. You can call me paranoid if you like, but it sure looks purposeful to me.

As they say, those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. If our military age kids now were educated thoroughly on the run up to World War II, they'd be shitting themselves right about now. I'd be willing to bet that maybe two people under the age of 70 that are reading this know just how terrifyingly parallel our world is right now to Europe in the thirties. If everyone knew you'd see some major changes, and quick, but no one does. At least not anymore. You'd be hard pressed to even find a history class that would tell you unless you had a pretty damn awesome history professor in a college that didn't watch over his shoulder constantly.

There's a war on for your mind. Or more specifically, against your mind. Do yourself a massive favor, go on line, find yourself a chat room and discuss these things with people from other countries. Ask them about what they learned in grade school. Ask them about their history classes. Ask them about how precarious things are in the global community right now and most importantly, ask them who's making it that way.

You'll be in for a hell of a surprise, if you'll believe it.

 

The Chain of Obedience

One of the clearest points of view I've ran across yet. Shared from waiting for the storm.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Terrorism" in America: Good Thing The Feds Aren't Helping... Oh, wait...

The Puppet Theater wants you to be afraid of "homegrown terrorism", well, a good portion of it is a hell of a lot more "homegrown" than you think. Still afraid of being attacked by crazy Muslims out to destroy America? Maybe you should watch this:



More and more everyday our own government, that we pay for, is terrorising us. They continually pass laws criminalizing everyday Americans, and for what?

Money, mostly.

Terrorism, like crime, drugs (illegal and legal), and the judicial system, has become a business. The more you believe you're going to be attacked, the more money they get to "prevent" these "attacks".

This bullshxt has got to stop. Start voting, get active, get all these greedy bastards who are ruining our country the hell out of office and prosecute them. They are the real forces destroying our freedom. 

Like I said before, if the terrorists really want to destroy our freedom, and if that's how we define them, then the people responsible for this and the people responsible for every anti-American law that is passed are the real terrorists.

You're welcome.



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Don't Be Cheated In Your Education

I haven't really gone off on education in this country yet, but you can rest assured I will at some point, it's inevitable. For now I'd like to leave you with a simple thought. Don't let yourself be cheated out of a real education in school. Take the classes you don't "need" to take for your career path. There's a reason that many classes used to be required learning but are not anymore and they're important.

Take humanities. Not sure what you could possibly get out of it? Well, here's an essay I wrote today on that exact subject:

The study of humanities


To track an animal in the wild one must understand it. One must recognize it's tracks and signs that it leaves behind and be able to follow them to the places that the animal visits, lives, finds food, plays or even hides. By finding these places we can begin to understand it's behavior, it's needs, wants, requirements and so forth. Once we understand these, we can draw a pretty good picture of even the creature's personality.


Through the countless ages Man has left only a few tracks that we can study before the written histories. The tracks of music, art, artifacts, myths and religions. Some have even left us political traditions and systems of governance based on ancient tradition. Through these foot prints in time we can get a sense of how Man has developed through time, how we have developed from primitive societies into the modern ones we have today. They allow us to understand people to as certain of a degree as we can ascertain and therefore understand ourselves a bit better. We can use this knowledge to better understand the human condition, to understand our interaction with each other and to understand how not only people interact with societies, but how those societies interact with each other and how they develop.


In essence, we are tracking ourselves through time and learning how this strange animal we call Man has developed the peculiar, amazing and surprising habits that we as a species posses above all the rest of the animal kingdom. Humanities is definitely a worthwhile and relevant course of study today because without these tools we would have a much hazier understanding of ourselves as a group, our interactions with other cultures, and our development through time.


The Humanities are the tools of the tracker that seeks to understand Man.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Terrorists in Government

You know what's pissing me off? The fact that the people we elected to governemnt to represent us are now treating us, the American People, as if we are somehow the enemy.

What the fxck kind of world do we live in where our own elected representatives are busy doing everything they possibly can to curtail our freedoms and liberties while ensuring that corporations can run roughshod over us without any Federal oversight.

George W. Bush once said, "They hate our freedom!" in reference to terrorists.

Well, considering how everyone from the House to the Senate to the President are doing their absolute damnedest to make sure we have less and less freedom every year, then I submit that our government is a terrorist organization.

How else to you explain it?

They hate our freedom, so they are doing their utmost to take it from us.

Either that, or it's their misguided attempt to keep us safe by removing our freedom. Either way, the terrorists win and the latter case makes them no better than if the former were true.

Yeah, I said it. I'm calling our government a bunch of terrorists.

Terrorists use fear to achieve their goals; the government uses fear to achieve it's goals. Does this not make them the same?

Terrorists want to scare us into giving up our freedom; the government wants to scare us into giving up our freedom, while pushing every piece of legislation they can to guarantee we have less all the time.

So where does it end?

Now the NDAA of 2012 is law with all of it's hidden provisions, some of which have come to light, declaring the US a battleground on the War on Terrorism and declares practically anyone a terrorist thanks to it's loose definitions and ensures indefinite military detention for same.

Congress is ramming through a bill that will strip you of your citizenship if you commit any "beligerant act" against the government (read: anything they don't like). It's called the Enemy Expatriation Act.

Then there's PIPA and SOPA. The bills that will guarantee China-like censoring of the internet.

We are treading very dangerous ground here in this country at the moment, very dangerous ground indeed.

Need we remind the government that shxt exactly like this were some of the more compelling reasons for the American Revolution in the first place?

Need we remind them that tyranny is what Americans hate the most?

Need we remind them that in times like these, when the people have asked the government again and again for redress of grievances that fall on deaf ears, that people are inclined to insurrecton?

These are troubling and disturbing days. Action is needed, and it is needed now.

This is the year to boot these corporate-boot licking bastards out of *our* government.

If your state has recall laws for your Representatives and Senators USE THEM! Recall those jackals and put in someone who isn't a damn corporate shill, if you can find one.

If your state does not have recall laws, petition for them to be put on the next ballot and vote for them. Then recall those bastards and put someone more inline with American Values in office.

Then we can work on fixing the laws that allow cronyism in Congress in the first place.

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Truth on Iran

Every star on this map is a US military base in the Middle East. Wondering whether or not we're really on an Imperial war of conquest for all the oil we can grab?

We'll, I'll let this picture speak for itself.

But, remember, Iran is clearly threatening us!

So, according to the rhetoric, we're ridding the world of unstable, terroristic regimes. If that's so, why have we done nothing, in all these years, about North Korea?

Oh, yeah. They have no oil.

So much for cleaning up "terroists".