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.
25 February 2015
My maya has been a little quirky
In the last few days, Tom Fuentes has
had a little round Band-Aid on the left side of his forehead, and Rudolf
Giuliani has had a black streak in the middle of the top of his
forehead, and Michael McCaul has had something hanging from his left
nostril, all while ranting against Islam on national TV.
And none of the anchors interviewing
them pointed out those extraordinary details of presentation.
But my maya often seems a little
weird to me.
My friend Coco Robicheaux, the
tequila-drinking cocaine-inhaling New Orleans musician who invented
hoodoo rock, once told me that Bill Clinton once tracked him down and
took him to dinner.
And, in my maya, I see no reason to
doubt Coco’s veracity.
But, in my mind, weirder is the Jefferson Davis party’s
currently setting aside its racial equality hypocrisy to try to lynch
Obama for liberally supporting separation of church and state.
24 February 2015
For years I’ve used Twitter and Facebook and my own domain
on the World Wide Web to protest Israeli oppression of Palestinians and
the bias against Islam that has resulted from perversion of Islam in
retaliation against Israeli bellicosity, but no one has used any media
to recruit me into that perversion or any other terrorism, and I’ve
never found a website or Facebook or Twitter account supporting it.
Yet daily on television I hear
that ISIS is using “social networking” to recruit people into that
So TV must be recruiting radical
extremists to look for excuses for anti-social networking!
No one is radicalizing those maniacs!
Did anyone call the people who lynched Mussolini and his
mistress radical Catholicists?
Dividing the fall
23 February 2015
The Qur’an decries religious factions, Islamic or
Christian or Judaic people claiming a religion claiming that other
people claiming that religion are wrong about it, but we have Sunnis and
Shiites killing each other over their disagreement of what Islam is as
we’ve had Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox Christians and innumerable
denominations of Protestants killing each other over their disagreement
of what Christianity is as we had the Kingdom of Judah at war with the
Kingdom of Israel all under God’s sun.
And all of it’s arrogance!
All of it’s humans claiming to believe
that God is omniscient and omnipotent while they claim that God needs
them to punish people they say God created!
And Christians say that pride is the
deadliest of the seven deadly sins!
And why do “places of worship” have roofs between
worshipers and heaven?
Creatively standing by
22 February 2015
I’ve read the
Janson’s A History of Art and
am now about a third of the way through
Gardner’s Art through the Ages.
Both are efforts to explain art in
terms of other historical forces, and the authors of both presume that
their presumptions are necessarily ours, but the authors of Janson’s
also try to explain it in Freudian terms.
And neither book points out the sexist
phallic symbolism in Wyeth’s
The Janson was a man, and Gardner was a woman, but men are
the authors of the most recent editions of both books, although a woman
was one of the authors of the edition of Gardner’s I’m reading, and it
emphasizes female participation in art.
And another question is why feminists keep lionizing
Clinton and Kennedy.
War and peace
21 February 2015
Of the half dozen most popular
of Earth’s religions, each has a record of calling violence good, except
the one that originated in China.
Taoism, which has more adherents than
has Judaism, focuses on acceptance and acquiescence and not on any claim
of superiority or any other difference between elements of creation.
To many people of China and the rest of
Earth yin and yang are polar while to Taoists they’re harmonious.
The words “yin” and “yang”
originally referred to the sunny and shady sides of a mountain.
And the I Ching treats them as
metaphors for other differences, dark and light and night and day and
inside and outside and vaginas and penises and women and men, jamming
everything onto one side or the other forcing such as deciding whether
women or men are weak or strong.
Taoists see sides as one mountain.
And consider all that in terms
of international relations.
Philosophers call Taoism quietism, and
George Herbert Walker Bush called himself a quiet man in his speech
accepting the nomination for the Presidency, after playing the “China
card” while noisy Kissinger took credit for it.
And Obama was quiet in his opposition
to religious bigotry, before his final term permitted him more
flexibility, and now he speaks more freely.
20 February 2015
The phrase “holy war” is neither
in the Qur’an nor in the Bible.
And the Qur’an authorizes war only in
defense against infidels attacking Muslims.
But the Bible says God told the
Israelites to invade Canaan to murder all of its inhabitants.
And it says doing that was holy because
God promised the Israelites the land because they were more holy than
the people whose home it was.
And that’s Israel’s argument now.
My question is how that differs
from what the Ku Klux Klan does.
Yes, Muslims called invading Western
Europe jihad, but so did Christians call invading Eastern Europe
Both were hypocrites blasphemously
discordant with their own scriptures.
And I also wonder why the
Earth’s greatest democracy helps inflict such terror.
19 February 2015
Mass media are telling us that
murderer in Denmark “may have” been a copycat killer and had gang
connections, besides his connection with ISIS by copying it, as though
ISIS isn’t a gang.
That’s a function of ISIS, giving
maniacs of any category, street gangsters or anyone else, an irrational
rationality to exercise their homicidal mania, so the rest of us can
blame it on Islam.
And look at Yahoo Netanyahu’s new
Now Netanyahu, who ordinarily
says Israel isn’t safe because its neighbors are retaliating against it,
has said that all Jews should immigrate to Israel because they’re not
safe anywhere else.
Apparently he thinks Steven Spielberg
would have a better shot at life and liberty and pursuing happiness in
Tel Aviv than he has in Hollywood.
I’m thinking of the International
Federation of Christians and Jews begging for cash for “needy Jews in
Netanyahu said Israel has plenty of
cash to support anyone wishing to immigrate.
But craziest are we the people
questioning none of that.
Our mass news media have
reported that Jews in the United States and Europe are saying that yahoo
should support what they call the diaspora, but John McCain and Lindsey
Graham and Peter King and most others we the people have elected to
represent us in our government suck up to Netanyahu, and none of those
three is Jewish.
The cause of the war on terror is
yahoos supporting Yahoo Netanyahu.
Bridges and nowhere
18 February 2015
Boehner was correct in saying we
the people need to hear Yahoo Netanyahu’s message, and Obama was correct
in implying that our mass media hype terrorism, as does Yahoo Netanyahu.
We the people of a nation where people
of other nations flock to receive its university education should be
sophisticated enough to see through the hypocrisy of Yahoo Netanyahu and
commercial mass media hype!
But are we?
Mass media tell us that Islam is
misogynistic and that Iran is a terrorist Islamic state despite
Iranians’ having elected female politicians for decades.
And mass media are telling us that
Obama supports Hillamneycare while telling us he made a fool of himself
to support it in his recent BuzzFeed video!
How sophisticated are people who think
he thinks conspicuously deliberately mispronouncing “February” supports
The version of A Handbook to
Literature my Advanced Composition university professor assigned says
that the ability to recognize irony is one of the surest signs of
intelligence and sophistication.
Obama correctly pronounced “February”
in the BuzzFeed video but set that aside to pronounce it “fib-you-wary”
to tell you the people Hillamneycare is robbing to be wary of the fib
that it is!
How sophisticated is failing to get
17 February 2015
Negotiating is what we humans
say makes us superior to dumb animals.
It’s using words to communicate our
reasoning to each other until we find reasons for common understanding!
So why do we stand mute before people
we call terrorists, and why do we call kidnappers terrorists when they
call themselves Muslims while we don’t when they call themselves
anything else, and why do we habitually ignore dictionaries?
I’m thinking of Johanne of
Domremy, whom ignorant masses call Joan of Arc, whose king whose crown
she delivered to him refused to ransom her.
She was a soldier of his nation, and
the nation threatening his crown had ransomed her and delivered her to
an ecclesiastical court of the church that now calls her a saint, and
ransoming loyal soldiers was customary then!
Why didn’t the U.S. government try to
ransom Kayla Mueller?
The answer maniacs like
Congressman Peter King shrieks is that ransoming her would have
encouraged other shrieking maniacs to capture other people for ransom.
Maniacs are maniacs, and terrorists are
terrorists, and kidnappers are kidnappers, and their behavior isn’t
rational, whatever their reasons!
Why are religions and politics no more
rational or reasonable than they were at Jericho or Calvary or
Rot by any other name
16 February 2015
Whenever anyone calling himself
a Muslim kills anyone, media and government pundits of the greatest
democracy on Earth call him a terrorist, and we the people agree.
But, if killing is by others, police in
our streets or children in their schools or atheists in their
neighborhoods or Israelis in Gaza or the Ku Klux Klan anywhere, we call
them anything other than terrorists.
That whole bucket of “unconscious bias”
is a terrorist hate crime.
And let’s look at Islamic
extremism in my home town.
Coldwater is a predominantly Republican
city of about eleven thousand people more than thirty miles from any
larger city, and it has many Muslims because owners of a foundry that
closed decades ago immigrated Arabs, because Coldwater’s nearly entirely
white population wouldn’t work in it.
Yet the Arab crime rate is nearly zero
in this major methamphetamine market.
Coldwater, besides being more
than 90% white, has more bars per capita than any other city in which
I’ve lived, unless we can call the French Quarter of New Orleans a
separate city, and it also has more mosques per capita than any city in
which I’ve lived.
And white people call black people
niggers in those bars, but people here seldom kill each other, except by
selling each other drugs.
Murder is a methodical process.
Hobbs in Calvin
15 February 2015
Marie Harf is scary.
She’s blonde with a name that may be
German or Hebrew or Arabic, and she’s the main media liaison for the
United States Department of State after having been the CIA’s main media
liaison and the main media liaison for Obama’s reelection campaign, and
I thought she was robotic as a Stepford wife until I saw her on CNN
Thursday in a black dress with a string of pearls and bright red but not
long fingernails, correcting Wolf Blitzer’s misunderstandings with
conciseness and precision Presidential candidates need, for Presidential
She is incredibly credible.
And that’s what scares me.
All that could keep her from election
to the Presidency is that her handlers might fear she’ll out slick them
and run from her as roaches run from light.
And her step from being robotic to
showing spirit against Blitzer and in support of Obama may be from her
ability to learn anything, including dramatic demeanor, quickly.
What we humans call intelligence is often a factor in the
success of sociopaths.
14 February 2015
Now, besides killing countless
Muslims, ISIS has murdered a Jordanian F16 pilot and a United States
citizen trying to alleviate the suffering of other Muslims ISIS and
Israel are trying to kill.
If the United States government
increases its share of activity in its coalition with mostly Islamic
nations fighting ISIS, Mossad might remove its operatives from ISIS and
let the coalition kill the maniacs Mossad recruited into ISIS as the FBI
recruited that crazy kid to try to bomb Congress, accomplishing Mossad’s
But, meanwhile in the Ukraine,
negotiating with terrorist Putin may be proving productive.
And consider this alternative to
terrorizing the Taliban.
We the people of the United States can
vent our violence by playing video games or watching football on
Few Afghans have either couches or
those couch potato options, and so many of them vent their violence more
directly and actively, through tribal warfare and games like buzkashi.
So let’s spend a few million dollars on providing
electricity and television stations and televisions and PlayStations and
video games to Afghans.
Shades of bullying
13 February 2015
Until Tuesday night, when
Twitter blocked my account, I had no notion that mass media maniacs took
Twitter said its reason was that a
tweet of mine seemed “automated,” but the blocking was a few minutes
after I tweeted to Wolf Blitzer the question of what a psychotherapist
would say about CNN’s former FBI Assistant Director pundit’s facial
twitch, when I tried to tweet my appreciation for the life of Kayla
Blitzer has more than 777 thousand
Twitter followers while I have 23.
Kayla Mueller had the heart of
Rachel Corrie and died by the same old circumstances.
Both Mueller and Corrie went to Gaza to
help Palestinians under Israeli oppression, and Mossad’s ISIS operation
murdered Mueller for helping Syrians after an Israeli bulldozer operator
crushed Corrie to death for standing between it and a Palestinian
Kayla’s now public letter says
essentially what Rachel’s most public e-mail said.
But mass media maniacs are using
Kayla’s death as propaganda for Yahoo Netanyahu, and now a guy in Chapel
Hill has murdered over a parking dispute the Muslim family that was his
next door neighbors, and mass media maniacs are saying the parking
dispute makes whether the killing was a hate crime questionable.
Uniting to fall
12 February 2015
CNN’s Jive Jake Turkey Tapper
said Obama’s refusing to draw publicly a “red line” for military action
against Putin’s efforts to take the Ukraine from the Ukrainians is
Such Jive Turkeys also said that
Obama’s publicly drawing time lines for withdrawing from Iraq and
Afghanistan was ineffective.
And Tapper’s among the turkeys treating
calling messages military strategy.
Jake’s “journalism” is only his jive.
And so is the punditry of former
Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and present member
of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Peter King.
The guy routinely ignorantly rants
against anyone not sharing his particular brand of Bigotry.
And now he’s contradicting himself with
Both remind me of Kennedy assassination conspiracy
theorists ignoring Arlen Specter’s bipartisanship in leaving the
Democratic Party to be a Republican Senator after fantasizing the “magic
bullet theory” as an attorney for the Warren Commission.
Who’s your daddy?
11 February 2015
My mother took me to Methodist
Sunday school before I could read.
But, after I learned to read well
enough to win a Bible memorizing the titles of the books of the Old
Testament, I quit going because the notion of “original sin” seemed to
me to be unfair.
And I’ve accepted the sense God gives
me ever since.
But that’s not true of my
My brothers kill defenseless animals
because their peers in our Michigan home town measure how macho they are
by how many they kill.
And my two sisters still living on
Earth are Christians who haven’t read the Bible.
Only my oldest sister, the one not now living on Earth,
followed the sense God gave her as freely as did our parents, who also
have wandered off to other infinity, hopefully happily.
Aristotle and the
10 February 2015
Whom did Billy the Kid kill?
A Fox News pundit said the
battle with ISIS is ideological.
Whatever ideas the people managing ISIS
use to try to justify it, it’s what Obama called it, a death cult.
Ideological is the punditry managing
the ideas of the masses.
Any idea is inherently abstract.
Exemplifying that are the “world
leaders” who decry “negotiating with terrorists” but traveled to Moscow
to negotiate with Putin.
Abraham Lincoln asked how many legs a
dog has if you call its tale a leg.
And ideological pundits agreeing with ISIS calling itself
Islamic wonder at its mastering of mass media and ignore obvious
indications that Mossad is managing ISIS through such as the mass media
Mark Zuckerberg invented.
Who killed Billy the Kid?
Separation of church
9 February 2015
At the National Prayer
Breakfast, Obama compared the crusaders and inquisitors to ISIS, and
pundits are saying the crusades and the inquisitions are irrelevant
because they were “a thousand years ago.”
The KKK’s symbol is a cross, and it
continues to burn crosses as torches to illuminate its terrorism, and
Roman Catholics continue to protect child molesters from prosecution and
continue to swarm to Bourbon Street to use Lent as an excuse for
Obama’s comparison is valid because the
hypocrisy that drove the crusades and the inquisitions thrives all over
And media and government
pundits, instead of condemning the hypocrisy that drives such as ISIS,
define their condemnation in terms of types of atrocity.
They say, for example, that ISIS is
atrocious because it burned the Jordanian fighter pilot alive, but they
ignore that Truman burned alive countless Japanese civilians while also
ignoring that Truman’s mother was Jewish.
And they ignore that Truman’s mother
Such pundits, by treating
effects as though they’re causes, contribute to continuing causing the
And consider what such people cause by
calling ISIS’ terrorizing a form of Islam.
That’s like calling John Goeghan’s
child molesting a kind of Christianity.
8 February 2015
Pundits complained about Boehner
inviting Yahoo Netanyahu to address the United States Congress, but not
about his inviting the Jesuit Pope who calls himself Francis, and Obama
will meet with the Pope but not the Prime Minister.
It’s all a First Amendment issue, the
right of anyone to talk whether or not anyone will listen, which is also
a First Amendment right.
But pundits say Presidents have no
right to “messages.”
Consider the message Japan sent
by giving cherry trees to the United States.
A legend says George Washington chopped
down a cherry tree but couldn’t lie about it.
The United States is the only nation to
have deployed nuclear weapons, using them to murder more than a hundred
thousand Japanese civilians after their military had lost their war
against the United States, and the United States government still lies
And, similarly, Bryan Williams
has stepped into the shoes of Hillary Clinton.
Clinton said she was running from
sniper fire in Bosnia while she was accepting flowers from a little
girl, and Williams said a rocket hit a helicopter in which he was flying
thirty miles from the helicopter the rocket hit, and CNN’s anchorless
Legal View anchor Ashley Banfield is defending both.
Oh what a wicked web we wantonly weave
for our wishes.
- 7 February 2015
I don’t understand why Christians try to
subordinate the observations of Jesus and the Magdalena to the
preachings of the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus.
And, were I to believe in death or martyrdom, as
apparently do many people calling themselves Muslims, I might try such
an escape from the world that’s apparent to me, a world with ignorant
media and government and religious pundits desperately terrorizing
desperate others into their desperate disparate divisive ditch.
But, being a Hindu Buddhist Taoist and not a Jewish Christian Muslim, I
try to cultivate not weed patches of delusions but the garden of truth.
The blame game
6 February 2015
The disinformation we call
intelligence is getting scarier and scarier.
Andrea Mitchell said this week that the
effort of a perpetrator of the Charlie Hebdo attack to escape, by holding hostages in a kosher
grocery store and killing one, was a bombing.
And that’s a relatively trivial example
of the mass news media not only failing to report the news accurately
but also failing to question the reporting of government political
And the “outing” of Valery Plame
was a landmark debacle of that kind but in the other direction.
Media pundits revealed through their
media connections that she was a CIA operative, and government political
pundits failed to point out that she was an analyst, at best.
But none of such would happen if we the
people didn’t suck it up.
Most of us have enough
intelligence to recognize inconsistencies in reporting.
But, either we’re too lazy to pay
attention, or we support the lies because we wish they were true.
The latter is what makes hypocritical
Self and worth
5 February 2015
Now Whitney Houston’s daughter
has passed out in a bathtub.
With her and her mother note Robin
Williams, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Norma Jean, etc.!
Why are entertainers so unhappy with
A message we should take from
all of that fatality is that money can’t buy happiness.
And people who pray to win lotteries
should take that lesson to heart!
But why doesn’t talent make people
I enjoy writing and singing and
playing my guitar and trying to play my keyboard.
But I do all that not for money but
because I feel it’s worth doing!
Don’t those people value their talents?
4 February 2015
The effect of atmosphere in the
PSI of air in a football is a function of the effective of temperature
on the density of the air.
That CNN said it’s a function of
leakage, besides being an indication of the trustworthiness of “the most
trusted name in news,” is an indication of the state of education in the
And that’s a function of how much the
United States’ educational institutions subordinate academics to sports.
Ask Christians whether they
worship Jesus or promise of eternal life.
Then ask them why, if they believe in
Jesus, they call results of faith miracles.
Mark and Luke, who weren’t Jesus’
twelve primary disciples, while saying that Jesus told a woman her faith
made her whole said that what made her whole was virtue going out of
Anti-Israeli terrorists are
neither Islamic nor anti-Semitic.
Most of them are Arabic, and both
Hebrews and Arabs are Semitic, and the Qur’an supports Judaism and
And radicalizing doesn’t work on anyone
not already radical.
Children and crusades
3 February 2015
Who are the “we” we the peoples’
media and government pundits tell us are at war with Islam?
A fifth of humanity is Islamic, and
Muslims are peaceful neighbors in the United States and all over the
rest of Earth!
The phrase “Super Bowl Sunday”
indicates how Christian are we the people.
Would we apply the rules we
recommend against injury and violence and dishonesty in the NFL to our
home team as we would to the other NFL teams?
We’re as likely to do that as
Christians are likely to stop using “Islam” as a synonym for
We pick a side and defend it regardless
Why don’t we take responsibility
If we did, we’d include the kids
terrorizing each other in the schools we create for them in our
definition of “terrorism,” and we’d recognize that many of them do it
because their peers exclude them from football!
We enjoy bigotry.
Slings and arrows
2 February 2015
If ISIS is Islamic, and Muslims
regard women as U.S. media and government pundits say they do, why does
it care what Jordanians might do to Sajida al-Rashawi?
If Sajida al-Rashawi and Hayat
Boumeddienne are what those pundits call Islamist, why did they escape
the murderous attacks in Jordan and Paris, in which their male partners
When will those pundits recognize the
obvious indications that Mossad leads ISIS?
Jordan is both predominantly Islamic and an ally of the
United States, and both of those women are far more like Jael and Judith
and Golda Meir than like Malala Yousafzai, and so is the attitude of
U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham and John McCain!
More Islamic is the jihad of a
boy who famously threw a rock at a tank in Bethlehem.
No ticky, no shirty,
and no excuse
1 February 2015
The difference between Muslims
and what media and government pundits call Islamists is the difference
between the people who put Benazir Bhutto into power and the people who
The extremism of the nuts who shot
Islamic Malala Yousefzai is no more Islamic than that of Saul of Tarsus
excluding the Gospel of the Magdalena from the Bible and proscribing all
women from talking in Church.
Defining Islamic Jihad as aggression is
as Islamic as saying crusading to emulate Judaic imperialism is
But such aggression entertains
the people of the United States as it does humans all over Earth,
explaining the size of the Superdome and the Coliseum, and the
perpetuity of war.
The main difference between Buzkashi in
Afghanistan and Football in Texas is in the armor of the participants.
Afghans are more courageous than we
Or maybe they’re more desperate.
They lack the purchasing power to be
So they participate more in the
violence that entertains them.