Beyond Mata Hari
28 March 2015
Technology has come a long way
since the main weapons for killing remotely were slings and arrows.
Now we have fighter planes and
pilotless drones and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
A child can do it.
And, although the United States Department of Defense
doesn’t permit women to put their boots on the ground in combat, it
permits them to fly fighter planes and operate computers.
And, while all that’s going on, the ethics to which our
mass media pay most attention are women’s rights, not their right not to
be drafted, but their right to kill.
Meeting the twain
27 March 2015
Of Earth’s half dozen most
popular religions, three are oriental while the other three are
occidental, and a difference between east and west is prayer.
Hindus and Buddhists and Taoists
meditate to understand God, while Jews and Christians and Muslims pray,
to tell God how to behave.
Yet Christians say Hindus are pagan.
And Christians, people who believe in the Gospels, books
“Apostles of Christ” wrote in Greek under the direction of Pharisee Saul
of Tarsus decades after the Crucifixion, say Jesus suffered on the cross
and conspicuously fear death and build hospitals, denying their own
claims to faith and eternal life.
And the occidental religions,
contrary to their professions of peace and love, have been at war
against each other and themselves since their founding.
Their foundation, through the
perversion of their scriptures, is claiming self-righteousness.
26 March 2015
The Bible doesn’t say David was
a child when he killed Goliath.
And it cites skill with a sling as a
standard for measuring ability as a warrior, and the reason David could
kill Goliath with one was that he could do it from a distance, beyond
the reach of the giant and his sword.
So we might well ask why Christians lie
to children in Sunday school.
But those lies don’t measure down to the lies of the Roman
Catholic child-molesting priests or the Morman Boy Scout leader now in
the News or the members of those churches who let them do what they did,
despite what the Bible says Jesus said about millstones and people
harming children, of whom it says is the Kingdom of God.
And CNN cited a Mormon Elder and
Bishop who did that as though Elders and Bishops were high-ranking.
Mormon Bishops are local pastors, and
Mormons call Elders the boys who knock on your doors to proselytize, and
the question in that is why CNN didn’t ask.
CNN should have learned that while
Romney ran for the Presidency.
Cruising for bruising
25 March 2015
Chris Wallace told the CIA
director that his not calling people perverting Islam Islamic is
“Kill them wherever you find them,”
says the Qur’an in regard to people trying to kill Muslims, to give
Muslims permission to defend themselves in mosques.
And now ISIS is killing Muslims in
mosques while people as ignorant as Wallace call ISIS Islamic.
But perverting religion isn’t
exclusive to people calling themselves Islamic.
Crusaders waged war in the name of
Christ’s cross, and it wasn’t defensive but offensive against Muslims,
people peacefully in their homeland.
And, when Saint Francis traveled to the
“Promised Land” to negotiate peace between the Crusaders and the Islamic
defensive Jihad, the Muslims welcomed him while the Christians told him
to go back to Europe.
And current crazies call the Tea
Party Republican, despite the obvious fact that it flagrantly rejects
the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President.
And current crazies call the Clintons
liberal, despite what Bubba Bill did to a female intern, and that Heehaw
Hillary stands by him.
A tail is not a leg and has no legs.
Proving a negative
- 24 March 2015
CNN questioned whether Starbucks
CEO Howard Schulz should have asked his employees to talk about racism
Specifically, CNN asked whether talking
about racism over coffee was appropriate, and CNN’s blonde anchor asking
suggested that Jewish CEO may have done it only as a PR stunt.
But the CEO denied that by claiming
that he grew up in the projects with lower middle class people of a
diversity of races.
And next that anchorless anchor aired people saying that
the Justice Departments finding no evidence of where Michael Brown’s
hands were when Darren Wilson shot him more than a half dozen times
makes the assertions that they were in the air lies.
Such people acquitted JonBenét Ramsey’s parents of any
abuse of their daughter.
23 March 2015
A Fox News pundit said the
United Nations is “anti-Simetic” (sic).
The United Nations is a democracy, and
nearly a third of humanity is Christian while more than a quarter of
humanity is Islamic while less than a quarter of a percent of humanity
is Judaic, and Israel isn’t a democracy but a theocracy.
And far more humans are Arabic than are
Hebrew, and most Arabs are Islamic and nearly none Judaic, and all Arabs
Yet we the people of the
greatest democracy anywhere ever stand behind Israel, against everyone
else, including us.
9/11 was a reaction against that, and
still we and our government we elect and most of the media massively
entertaining us motivate more of such, by way of plain prejudicial
We let Israel get away with murder.
Now ISIS has massacred Muslims
in their mosques, and still we deny the conspicuous fact that it’s
Israeli counterintelligence, a Mossad operation.
We need to think about the terms
“counterintelligence” and “disinformation.”
We need to look up “intellect.”
The short term
22 March 2015
Ferguson may be a hint at the
problem with the Secret Service.
Police tend to be violent and
judgmental because they must be to some extent to do their jobs.
And, the longer a person is in a job,
the more the experience that comes with the job affects the judgment.
African Americans, because of the
despair European Americans have inflicted on them, often break the law
and provide unpleasant experience to police.
And the same is true of the rest
We the people heard that the murderers
on 9/11 called themselves Islamic, and we hear that most people calling
themselves Muslims are African, and that affects our judgment of African
And, no matter how obviously Yahoo
Netanyahu lies, we judge him as an enemy of our enemy.
And we ignore indications as obvious as that ISIS
recruiting Tunisians to discredit the Arab spring is one more indication
that ISIS is a Mossad operation and that Israel isn’t a democracy but a
theocracy and that theocracy is by definition bigotry.
Whose father who art
21 March 2015
Now Ron Reagan, following the
lead of the International Federation of Christians and Jews begging alms
for “poor Jews in Israel,” is begging alms for atheists and agnostics.
Besides the most obvious problems with
that, a problem is the fundamental difference between atheists and
agnostics, that atheists presumptuously claim that God doesn’t exist
while agnostics humbly say they don’t know.
And Junior takes the atheist side.
And more media mania regarding
celebrity politicians whom we the people have never elected to any
political office is all the hype about Caroline Kennedy receiving
threatening telephone calls.
Ambassadors routinely receive
threatening telephone calls, and you can be sure that so has Ron Reagan,
maybe from his friends.
We the electorate lose our credibility
by encouraging politicians to pay attention to such scions.
But we humans have done such
A case in point is that France
continues to call Joan of Arc the Savior of France while ignoring that
her name wasn’t Joan or Jeanne but Johanne and that she wasn’t from Arc
and that patronymic family names weren’t customary there then.
And Paris has a gold statue of her
while she was a poor farm girl and was never in Paris.
Beasts and beauty
20 March 2015
Yahoo Netanyahu campaigned for
reelection by telling Israelis that Palestinians were flooding the
polls, and that his decades of claiming to support creation of a
Palestinian state were a lie, and he won the election.
If Palestinians were flooding the
polls, and the Israeli government officials counting the votes counted
all the votes, he couldn’t have won the election.
And yet he remains popular in the
United States democracy.
Calling him a Yahoo is valid far
beyond noting the sound of the last two syllables of his name.
In Gulliver’s Travels, animals
physically resembling horses behave by standards humans call humane,
while animals physically resembling human behave by standards humans
A plain fact is that humans lie and
kill more than do horses.
In fact, humans are the only
animals who lie, and they kill far more than do any other animals.
And, after we humans read a story or
watch a movie indicating that and agree, we close the book or leave the
theatre and go on as we do.
And we pray for such.
Who need a pink
19 March 2015
CBS Evening News anchor Scott
Pelley said that concussions are “something the NFL has been plagued
with in the last few years.”
Concussions must have plagued the NFL
much more in the years before diagnosing them and complaining about them
increased dramatically in the last few years.
And that NFL “star linebacker” who
announced his resignation is acting wisely by taking the money you’ve
paid him and leaving the NFL.
Think of Joe Louis.
People beat him so senseless that he
ended up a doorman in Las Vegas.
He never received as much pay for
boxing as NFL players do for tackling each other, but consider the
senselessness of NFL players from O. J. Simpson to Michael Vick and ask
yourself whether concussions contributed to it, if steroids didn’t.
The Tao Te Ching says that the worst misfortune is not
knowing when you have enough, and that could include concussions and
steroids, and money.
18 March 2015
The problem with Heehaw Hillary
isn’t how she communicates but that she lies instead of communicating.
The problem with her e-mails is such as
that she said she didn’t use her telephone to send messages about
Benghazi, although photographs show her using her telephone other than
for vocal conversation, while she was reacting to that situation.
The problem in it is that both she and
Bubba Bill chronically deny what is obviously is.
And the problem with Cackle
Clinton’s yap about the glass ceiling is that she stood by her man as
Jackie stood by Camelot Kennedy.
And a problem with the feminists of the
Democratic Party is that so do they!
What is Rachel Maddow thinking?
Why don’t we all wish to be equal to ourselves?
17 March 2015
Pundits who said the First
Amendment didn’t apply to Michael Brown’s father when he said “burn the
bitch” are saying it applies to those punks who said “hang ‘em from a
A traditional argument against both
Michael Brown’s father and those punks is that the First Amendment
doesn’t apply to someone who “shouts ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre.”
But those pundits are essentially
telling us that arson is worse than murder.
A movie I tremendously enjoyed
is The Last Samurai because it’s a story of guilt and despair and more
guilt ending in redemption.
But others have said the film is about
war or Samurais or Tom Cruise and said they enjoyed it because they
enjoy or don’t enjoy war or Samurais or Tom Cruise.
I enjoy the film while enjoying none of
People miss points.
Humans, despite their claim to
reasoning, unreasonably rationalize their own tunnel vision.
And that’s why Tom Cotton wrote to
Rednecks and moonshine
16 March 2015
Media and government pundits are
asking why Obama appointed a Secret Service veteran to solve Secret
Service problems and saying the Secret Service problems are Obama’s
fault because they arose during his Presidency.
The veteran Obama appointed retired
from the Secret Service before his Presidency, and the pundits should be
asking a question they also should be asking regarding the State
Department problems while Cackle Clinton was Secretary of State, whether
the problems were a result of disdain for the boss!
Is the Secret Service part of the Obama
But media and government pundits
are as likely to ask that question as they are likely to ask the
President of the NAACP why he told Wolf Blitzer that Ferguson African
Americans vote more in national elections than in local elections.
Blitzer asked him to clarify his
blaming that on “disenfranchisement,” but neither of them said how a
federal vote might be more powerful than a local vote, ignoring the
obvious indication of corrupt candidate selection.
We might well also ask whom the
President of the National Association for Advancement of Colored people
is trying to advance and to what end.
Why do bigots call bias
ESPN pundits could also ask why Danica
Patrick left the Indy circuit after establishing a record of consistent
success any driver would admire from a male driver, but instead they’re
reporting that male drivers are accusing her of cowardice, for having
Like that NAACP President, Patrick is
contributing to the problem by capitalizing on the problem, but that’s
also as much of the problem as is Aunt Jemima’s sucking up to the party
of Jefferson Davis in general and standing by Heehaw Hillary’s standing
by Bubba Jefferson Davis Clinton.
George Foreman grills
15 March 2015
An African American CNN reporter
said people in Ferguson thought firing the Ferguson Chief of Police
solved the problem.
No reasonable person thought firing the
Chief of Police without firing his boss the Mayor solved anything!
Who trusts CNN?
St. Louis’ police chief said
“protesters” shot those two policemen in Ferguson “just because they
were police officers.”
When he said that, no one had arrested
anyone for those shootings, and so that chief knew neither how many
shooters shot nor any other affiliation in the shooting, and the
protesters aren’t protesting police for being police, but for doing the
opposite of their jobs.
That police chief appointed himself
judge and jury.
And another CNN pundit asked
whether Ferguson police had “lost credibility to control the streets.”
Yes, they obviously have and obviously
should, and the same is true of that St. Louis police chief and of CNN!
Can we sell them down the river?.
14 March 2015
A vote for anyone signing the
“open letter to Iran” 47 people calling themselves republicans signed is
a vote for treason.
And among those politicians of the
United States Congress are John McCain and Chuck Grassley and Pat Toomey
and Orrin Hatch and Rand Paul.
We the people cannot reasonably support
anyone who thinks our constitution needs support from any other
government be it a friend or a foe.
But our mass media aren’t pointing that out, as our mass
media aren’t pointing out in regard to Ferguson that a police chief has
no motive for raising revenue for a city, unless the people receiving
the revenue are giving the police chief a share.
Those 47 congressmen and Ferguson’s mayor must go the way
of the chief.
13 March 2015
The Torah says a Pharaoh
welcomed the Israelites into Egypt and gave them land before they
multiplied from about seventy to more than a half million.
And history says that descendants of
Israel’s son Judah found themselves so welcome in Germany that today
more than ninety percent of Jews descended from Jews who settled in
Germany and took German names!
So what turned Egyptians and Germans
A difference between Judaism and
each of the others of Earth’s half dozen most popular religions is that
Judaism isn’t only a religion but also a genealogical heritage.
We tend to use “ghetto” pejoratively,
and Judaic people tend to reside separately from other people, wherever
And they tend to prosper, and we humans
tend to resent anyone who prospers more than we do, as Judah did in
Egypt and Germany.
But do legitimate reasons exist
for us to resent Israel and Judah?
Besides what the Gospels say Jews did
to Jesus, consider what the Torah says the Israelites did to the tribe
of the woman Moses married before saying God forbade marrying outside
Jack Ruby’s parents were orthodox Jews
who named him Jacob Rubenstein before he operated strip clubs in Dallas
and killed Lee Harvey Oswald and died of cancer.
Apples and barrels
12 March 2015
ABC’s soapy David Muir
exemplified the current populism of TV broadcast network news with a
story about a family to whom neighbors donated a new car because a
teacher punished one of the children of the family for being late to
school because neither of the family’s two cars was running well.
Attention came to the problem when
someone photographed the punishment, the child sitting behind a piece of
cardboard the teacher set up, to separate him from the others in class.
Questions Muir didn’t ask were what
kind of nut was the teacher and how poor is a family with two cars.
Compare that to the Bush family.
Prescott Bush was a banker and a
senator, and his son George Herbert Walker Bush was a President of the
United States who fathered Governors of Texas and Florida, and at least
one President of the United States.
A question in that is whether anyone
ever punished them or gave them anything.
Common to those circumstances is the question of who
spoiled David Muir.
11 March 2015
Cackle Clinton is establishing a
Whether or not restricting her e-mails
to an account on a server in her home while Secretary of State was
unlawful, her delaying her response to the charges puts further in
question her falling on her head from a blood clot, and using that as an
excuse to delay testifying about Benghazi.
And, anyway, her lying about running
from sniper fire proved her less Presidential than Brian Williams.
I’m thinking of the cover of the
book Dying to Kill: the Allure of
A Jewish woman wrote it, and the cover
depicts a picture of Yasser Arafat behind a girl with something
resembling sticks of dynamite on her waste, as she sits on the shoulders
of a man among others in a public gathering.
We need a President who looks for
Cackle Clinton, like Mia Bloom,
postures unsympathetically to draw sympathy.
In the United States, African Americans
are more criminal than European Americans, because of despair European
Americans have caused them.
Clinton is only her own attorney.
Preaching and poverty
10 March 2015
CNN and Netanyahu are calling
ISIS behavior medieval.
It’s medieval in that it emulates the
iconoclasm in response to the second of the Torah’s Ten Commandments
that was the ostensible cause of the schism between the Roman and Greek
Christian churches, and it’s medieval in that it emulates other
international wars of religion that were a part of that, and it’s
medieval in that it calls war holy.
“Jihad” is a nonsectarian Arabic word
for any struggle while “crusade” refers to the crucifixion, and the
Torah says God promised land on Earth for killing, while the Qur’an
promises it only in heaven.
Most Selma African Americans
didn’t march as most Ferguson African Americans don’t vote.
The reason isn’t apathy but that
European Americans had trod on them so long that that they ran out of
reasons to expect anything else.
A century passed between the
Emancipation Proclamation and the Voting Rights Act, and five decades
passed between Selma and Ferguson, and we the wealthy still blame the
Blaming Mexicans for illegal
drug traffic into the United States essentially blames sellers for
Protecting our border requires only
that we stop buying what the drug cartels are selling.
Every problem on Earth is because of
Inciting to riot
9 March 2015
CNN asked why “anti-Semitism” is
increasing in the United States.
About a twelfth of the Israelites were
Judaic, and many times more Semitic people are Arabic than are Hebrew,
but we the people of the United States use the term “anti-Semitic” to
Essentially, that denies the existence
of nearly all Semitic persons, while the Judaic state calling itself
Israel demands that all peoples recognize its right to exist.
And CNN is ignoring that nearly
everything ISIS does favors the Israelis.
And CNN pundits, while demanding that
Arabs put “boots on the ground” to destroy ISIS, never point out that
Israelis have more military might than has any Arab nation while
Israelis do nothing against ISIS.
We the people should be asking why
Israelis are anti-Semitic.
Louis Armstrong, in his introduction to his recording of
the song “What a Wonderful World,” pointed out that people asking how
anyone can call Earth wonderful with all its wars should recognize that
“it ain’t the world that’s so bad; it’s what we’re doing to it.”
Outside the box
8 March 2015
Ashley Banfield, who is neither
a lawyer nor a journalist, plays both on TV for CNN.
On her Legal View show, CNN’s legal
analyst Jeffrey Toobin told HLN’s anal attorney Nancy Grace that she was
wrong in ranting that the decision of the second jury deciding whether
to kill Jodi Arias was a travesty of justice, and Ashley abstained from
anchoring the discussion on one side or the other.
But, years of watching CNN has told me
that the only element of that exchange that was extraordinary for CNN
was that Tepid Toobin deviated from CNN’s populism.
Typical of CNN’s populism is its
having said the same day that U.S. teenagers are joining ISIS because
they think it’s fighting a religious war.
For that assertion to be valid, those
kids would have to be religious, and CNN didn’t say what their religion
was before ISIS “radicalized” them.
But the most grotesque of it all is
that CNN said that the number of those teenagers is about 180 as though
that’s a lot of kids, and that makes the populism not religious but
terrorist anti-Islamic propaganda, which CNN popularizes.
CNN and other commercial mass
media train the populace as the populace trains its pets it says it
We the people of the Unites States
swallow hogwash from breakfast tables to church pews and bars because
mass media tell us it’s ambrosia.
And we’re hanging ourselves in the
hoops through which they jump us.
In a blood red box
7 March 2015
Anyone aware of the eight year
war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980’s might wonder why Iran’s and
Iraq’s military are now fighting side by side against ISIS.
But those who do must be among those
who say that ISIS is as Islamic as are Iran and Iraq.
Iran and Iraq intelligence may see ISIS
as the anti-Islamic Israeli operation it obviously is.
And think of the cash Arizona’s
religious right blew on a second shot at denying Jodi Arias a shot at
Arias apparently is a stone cold
killer, what mental health professionals would call a sociopath, and she
may thrive in prison if anyone can.
But so are people killing in the name
of Christ and hating neighbors as Arizona politicians do.
The problem with religion isn’t
religion but hypocrisy and ignorance.
Venetian Christians hocked the crown of
thorns to the Greek Orthodox Church to finance the Roman Church’s wars,
and Louis the Crusader used French funds to buy it out of hock, to take
it to Paris.
And later Kings of France sold the
thorns to finance more wars.
Ears and mouths of
6 March 2015
Now the IRS has admitted that it
didn’t try to find e-mails relevant to IRS investigations last year.
Anyone who has ever administered a
commercial or government computer network and was watching the news then
The question is why none of the major
U.S. TV news outlets reported that.
And the same is true of the fact
that the TaNaKh is far more bellicose than is the Qur’an.
Anyone who has ready access to both the
TaNaKh and the Qur’an and to people who have read one or the other or
So none of the major U.S. TV news
“anchors” is an investigative reporter.
I wonder if Ralph Nader would
point that out, were he to run for the Presidency now, a half century
after the demise of the Corvair.
I doubt that he would, because he’d
have to investigate the questions, and decide whom to believe.
I enjoyed my Corvair and would report
only that fact to him.
5 March 2015
CNN’s National Security Analyst
Fran Townsend said we should investigate why two students of London’s
Westminster University besides “Jihadi John” joined him in ISIS.
Essentially she was saying that
entities of the university other than Emwazi must have conveyed to his
acquaintances propaganda from websites to which CNN’s anchors and
pundits and other media and government pundits draw attention.
And she said that to Wolf Blitzer a few
minutes after he pronounced the last two syllables of Netanyahu’s name
as “yow” rather than as “yahoo.”
We should investigate CNN’s editorial
And Blitzer also called the
buffoonery the propagandist he calls Bibi spewed to the United States
Congress the next day a “landmark.”
And the United States Congress
literally buys it, and Tuesday stood on their feet cheering when Yahoo
pointed out that Israel is the “one and only Jewish state,” in
contravention of the United States Constitution’s separation of church
Do we the people know who we are?
The Bible says Israel began violating the Ten Commandments
while Moses was receiving them from God before Moses did against his
wife’s tribe before Joshua did for the “Promised Land” before David did
to divide Israel against itself.
Remembering the Alamo
4 March 2015
Stopping nuclear proliferation
is as possible now as stopping proliferation of the notion that the
earth isn’t flat was possible in the Middle Ages.
North Korea has nuclear weapons while
we the people of the United States tend to think North Koreans are
And Muslims, who invented the decimal
system, were at the front in the Renaissance march that took science
beyond the geocentrism of the Roman church.
And no fence makes neighbors
good nor bad.
What makes good neighbors is people
understanding one another, and that requires communication, not
And the development of drones is one
more indication of the absurdity of building a fence along the border
between the United States and Mexico to keep illegal drugs south of it.
The problem isn’t nuclear
weapons or drugs.
The problem, as Obama indicated, is the
lack of compassion of humanity.
And Christian bigots are at the front
Trusting playing Jesus
3 March 2015
Mohammed Emwazi, whom media and
government pundits ignorantly dubbed Jihadi John, is a homicidal maniac.
That’s not particular to any religion
or socioeconomic classification or sex.
What drives a person wacko varies
And CNN ignorantly asked whether
the Shroud of Turin is fact or forgery.
That the shroud exists is a fact, and a
fact is that many people think it covered Jesus’ face in his tomb and
retains an image of his face, and factually calling it a forgery would
require discovering facts indicating the mentality of the person who
first made that claim more than seven centuries ago.
And a factual relationship between then
and now is that then iconoclasts were using the Second Commandment
unreasonably irrationally, to destroy any artificial images of creation,
as ISIS is now.
The key words are “ignorantly” and “unreasonable” and
“irrational,” words antithetical to humanity’s claim to superiority to
dumb animals who don’t do deeds ISIS does, behavior humans ignorantly
unreasonably irrationally call beastly.
Care and wishes
2 March 2015
Bubba Clinton’s laissez-faire economics let capitalism
thrive in the United States, and his Presidency culminated in the
election to the Presidency of Russia of Putin, who let capitalism thrive
in that nation.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are
complaining about Mohammed Emwazi being in a Pittsburgh Pirates hat.
The first nation to accept that the
United States is a nation was an Islamic nation grateful help from the
United States in its battles against pirates.
By calling itself pirates, that sports
team encourages conscienceless violence, like its and Emwazi’s.
Bubba Clinton also stopped a CIA operation to assassinate
Saddam Hussein that the President Bush who helped Ford finish our
withdrawal from Vietnam initiated to make war against Iraq unnecessary.
Finance, uture, faith
1 March 2015
Check out the new Prudential
They say we shouldn’t have faith in a
fortuitous future but should plan for the worst.
Considering that the Gospels say that
Jesus said that anything is possible with faith and that we shouldn’t
worry about the future, an appropriate question is whether Prudential or
its customers are Christian, but that’s also an appropriate question for
hospitals, many of which claim to be Christian.
And check out the people
claiming to be Christians who are complaining about ISIS destroying art!
Islam decries artificial imagery
because the Qur’an honors the second of the Torah’s Ten Commandments!
And so, ostensibly, do Christians!
Why do Christians ignore that iconoclasm was Judaic before
Christian before Islamic?
28 February 2015
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said the
verdict in the trial of the guy who killed the “American sniper” is “an
emotional victory for the family” of the sniper.
Mitchell must be talking about
“closure,” the euphemism people calling themselves liberal use to try to
justify vengeance, in the face of their claims to pacifism.
Routh, whether or not he “knew right
from wrong,” was crazy and probably will kill himself in a “correctional
And a question no one asked in
his trial is why he gained so much weight in jail if the jailers weren’t
feeding him drugs to calm his craziness.
And a question media and government
pundits are failing to ask in regard to that five foot two inch
“radicalized Islamist” in Brooklyn in red tennis shoes with no laces is
why anyone would take seriously anyone who threatened to blow up Coney
Island if he couldn’t kill the President.
So the most important question is how
crazy the rest of us are.
Obama said that those Brooklyn
guys are the “new face of terror.”
Yes, they’re the face of the fanatics
who terrorize the rest of us by telling us such nutcases are terrorizing
us, the face that makes faces at the soldiers going crazy trying to
defend us from the terror those fanatic pundits motivate.
I’m a veteran of both Vietnam and
Afghanistan and have never seen the United States government and media
behave so crazily.
Us and them
27 February 2015
Now ISIS is kidnapping
Christians, and pundits are asking why and pointing out that ISIS has
killed mostly Muslims, but the same pundits are ignoring the fact that
that ISIS has done no harm to Israel and consistently indicates by its
acts that it’s a Mossad counterintelligence operation.
And anyone thinking Islam is more
bellicose than Judaism hasn’t read the Qur’an or hasn’t read the Torah
or has read neither.
Or they may be the bigots ignoring the
Gospels to say war is just against anyone not Christian.
Here’s a millennia-old message
for anyone thinking ISIS is Islamic.
“So some say that anyone knowing the
enemy and knowing himself shall not be in danger in a hundred
Anyone not knowing the enemy but
knowing himself shall sometimes be victorious but sometimes meet defeat.
Knowing neither the enemy nor oneself
shall meet defeat in every engagement.”
So said Sun Tzu in his treatise on the
“art” of war.
And the difference between ISIL
and ISIS is further indication of egocentric ignorance.
The second “S” in ISIS refers to an
Arabic word for land where Arabs live, while the “L” in ISIL refers to
what Romans called the same land because it’s east of where they lived,
in the direction of the levitating sun.
And Romans kidnapped Semites for
The electoral collage
26 February 2015
CNN pundit Liz Trotta, while
complaining that the Clinton Foundation accepts funds from people who
agree with Clinton politically, said that Hillary has a tough row to hoe
toward the presidency because she “has yet to acquire” the “charm” Bill
Yes, Heehaw Hillary is less charismatic
than Bubba Bill, but her main weakness is that she lacks reasoning,
being about as rational as Trotta.
But she beats Lindsey Graham.
If the Democratic Party
nominates her, the Republican Party need only nominate someone
reasonably rational, to take the Presidency hands down.
But it has shrieking warmongering
maniacs like Graham and Peter King throwing their hats into the ring
where Ted Cruz is already flailing away its chances and nominated Random
Romney last time around.
And reasoning and rationality currently
lack grass roots popularity.
In the hinterland, in the
provinces where candidates for the Presidency seldom campaign, people
either receive their opinions from other pundits or favor the populism
of triviality anchorless broadcast news announcers deliver.
Bryan Williams lied to artificially
aggrandize himself, and Scott Pelley ignores the answers interviewees
give him to his own questions, and David Muir is nearly all soap.
But they’re on our TV’s.