September 17th, 2001

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Woweeee! More people dropping me from their "Friends"!

   



One of the most interesting things about this whole WTC/War thing in L.J.-land is how it is clarifying where people stand on various issues. Now, I've never had much patience with those "on the Left", and have always felt that Leftist/Statist philosophies were much akin to those stances taken by people who just couldn't quite shake their Sunday School indoctrination (with, of course, the Leftist/Statist indoctrination coming from The Media and the so-called Educational System). Like the "cultural Christians", I always felt that the "soft Left" types, while being flat-Earthers at heart, were always just a reality check away from realizing that they'd been duped by the dominant paradigm ... sort of like dealing with children who think the world is one way, but you know sooner or later will have their delusions dashed with a hard dose of reality (and, of course, in many cases on L.J., the posters are, for all practical intents and purposes, children).

Of course, aside from the "soft Left" types there are the Hard Left ideologues ... these are the ones acting like rape/beating co-dependent survivors, desperately seeking some way to blame the WTC attack on the victims and going to ANY length to shift the finger of accusation from the Muslim Extremists who did the deed. You will see them trot out all their favorites, from Michael Moore to Noam Chomsky, and then blindly parrot any piece of semi-reasonable sounding propoganda coming from the terrorists (and their official apologists) themselves!

I have been the subject of quite a lot of "verbal abuse" from this camp (it is quite interesting to discover at this late date that people who I had assumed to be friends actually consider me an "ignorant racist pig" for not toeing their "nobody but the U.S. is to blame" line!). Hey, I'm sorry, but if the FBI wants to "profile" Palestinians, Iraquis, Iranians, Afghanis, etc. as being more likely to be affiliated with Radical Islamic Sects/Cells than say Finns, Norwegians, Swedes, Danes, etc., that seems pretty LOGICAL, SANE, and PRUDENT. It does NOT mean that this is a "racist policy" and it does NOT mean that folks who think it is reasonable are "racist". It amazes me that Leftists who are SO hot to press narrowly focused demographic agendas are so quick to turn around and say that to look at demographic factors in REALITY is "racist" or whatever "-ist" happens to be the epithet they are throwing around at the moment.

Anyway, bit by bit over the past week, there has been a pruning of my "Friend of" listing of long-time readers of this journal. Remarkably enough, I today have MORE folks in that list than were there a week ago, letting me know that as the "delicate" to Hard Left dump me to go off and contemplate their flawed dialectics, there are others adding me for whatever reason they think I'm worth reading. So, welcome aboard all the new readers ... things will be getting more interesting! Frankly, I'd been "self-editing" to an extent, intentionally not posting some very interesting things that I'd come across, due to being "sensitive" to some of these long-time L.J. "Friends"'s views. Since most of them are gone now, the "gloves are off".

Be forewarned, though ... I am capable of some VERY extreme views. I have spent most of the past 25 years "staring into the abyss" and working on internalizing things that most people would rather not even look at. However, as I noted in the comments of one whiney Leftist's post ... "Avoiding looking into the abyss does NOT make the abyss go away"!

One last thing ... it is instructive to note that while others (those dumping me) could not simply "agree to disagree" (like religious fundamentalists, most Leftists/Statists can not STAND to have their presumptions quesitoned), I have dropped only one of the former denizens of my Friends list in this current debate (and that one being a "Hard Left Idealogue" who is constantly having her terror apologist/propogandist posts copied by others, so I keep up that way) ... since I don't mind scanning through the fears/delusions of "children" ... but it certainly appears that they just don't want to hear that there is no Easter Bunny!


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The most in-your-face piece I've seen ...

   



OK ...

When I said below that the "the gloves were coming off" as far as politically correct self-editing was concerned, it was largely with this article in mind (however, let me up-front offer my apologies to any Mormon readers for the unwarranted off-hand slam in this). I wish there was MORE press like this article out there, since it's sure as hell "telling it like it is"! Here's an example:

"Immediate left-wing response to the events of September 11 would have been pretty amusing were it not for the seriousness of the circumstances. One would have thought that there was no problem more pressing in its immediate severity than the possibility that American Arabs and Muslims would be subject to some prejudicial treatment."

And ...

"The sort of Americans who voted for Nader were also quick to ascribe the attack to some of the more monstrously depraved acts of brutal barbarism that our nation has committed recently. Like pulling out of the infantile Durban conference and not buying into that Kyoto Protocol scam."

Read it all here:
http://www.spintechmag.com/2001/dm091401.htm


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BRILLIANT essy by Isaac Bonewits!

   



NOTE: I HAD ORIGINALLY COPIED AND POSTED HERE THE ESSAY THAT I HAD FOUND POSTED OVER IN THE pagan COMMUNITY ... WHEN I WROTE TO ISAAC TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON THIS PIECE, HE RESPONDED SAYING THAT THE VERSION THAT HAD BEEN POSTED WAS A "DRAFT" ACTUALLY INTENDED (DESPITE HAVING PERMISSION TO DISTRIBUTE ATTACHED TO IT) ONLY FOR COMMENTARY WITHIN A SMALL CIRCLE ... ISAAC ASKED IF I WOULD MIND REMOVING THE "DRAFT" COPY AND REPLACING IT WITH A LINK TO THE "FINISHED" VERSION ON HIS WEB SITE ... SO, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE ESSAY AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.neopagan.net/Call-to-Arms.html


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Another Fifth Column LIE exposed!

   



OK ... so you know those videotapes of scumbag Palestinians partying it up? You know how the terror apologists LEPT into action to say "OH NO ... THAT'S OLD FOOTAGE!" ... Well .. it's NOT. Despite Arafat's PA trying to prevent ANY video coming out of their areas (where the celebrations were wide-spread) the folks at Snopes (one of the premier internet hoax busting sites) did the research and found that the footage WAS from Tuesday's attack ... once again our enemies in the leftist Fifth Column are trying their damnedest to muddy the waters!

See the story here: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/cnn.htm

Frankly, I have heard that the Arab community in Chicago (up on the north side ... I forget the name of the street, but it's the "main drag" for their shops) was out partying in the streets as well ... a Bosnian friend of ours said that they had to go pick up something in that area on Tuesday and was SHOCKED to see the glorification of the carnage happening HERE! No wonder the Fifth Column apologists are working OVERTIME to stigmatize anybody who HINTS that there might be agents of terror in our midst ... for there ARE!

Take heed of the news stories ... the next suicide bomber could live down the block from you! If you have ANY information, there is a secure form here: https://www.ifccfbi.gov/complaint/terrorist.asp to get the FBI to check it out!!!


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... and now for something completely different ...

A while back I was in #livejournal over on Warped.net trying to get some feedback on what I should get with a gift given to me for a purchase through one of the major music clubs. I was agonizing over the decision, since I neither listen to the radio nor download mp3's, and thereby my exposure to new music is quite minimal (aside from picking up the occasional Cleopatra collection ... and most of the bands on those are damned hard to find!). I had not bought much music in the recent past (due to personal financial stressors, detailed previously) and was really hoping to find some new stuff that I liked and be able to scratch the new music itch that I used to address with at least one new album a week!

Since I was getting feedback from the L.J. community, I figured I'd report on what I ended up with ....

Godsmack - Awake
Staind - Dysfunction
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
The Union Underground - An Education In Rebellion
SlipKnot - SlipKnot
(hed) Planet Earth - Broke
Fuel - Something Like Human
Flybanger - Headtrip To Nowhere
From Zero - One Nation Under
Godsmack - Awake

I've only played the first four so far, and am generally pleased ... nothing stands out as particularly brilliant but nothing on these so far is unlistenable either. There is a LOT of clearly "derivative" stuff here, but not to the extent that it's embarassing to listen to.

Anyway ... thought I'd take a break from the political rants for a moment. I wish I had a new poem to post, but I had both the Girls with me tonight and instead of writing I was having to restrain the little one from trying to join in her sister's Dojo class!


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