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Acts Of Support

January 7th, 2020 No comments

Source: 40+ dead in Iran at Gen. Soleimanis funeral after stampede

This seems like a preposterous headline until you dig a little deeper and find out that a large number of the ‘mourners’ who turned out to grieve the death of the recently dispatched Iranian military leader Soleimani were convinced to attend…at the point of a gun.  We assume that the other contingent of people who were not so persuasively convinced to attend did so because of the free food, also offered by those in charge.   Still, it’s hard to believe that it’s worth taking a day off work to go to a funeral and risk getting stampeded to death, but perhaps they really do love their despots.  Every culture is different. Over here, people line up to buy telephones.

A similar such scenario plays out regularly in Western nations, in particular within the small cabal of those in the fantasy entertainment business in the U.S.  A few outspoken heroes speak out and the rest of the community are forced to show obeisance to the cause for the same reasons as do the faithful in Iran; either for the food or at the point of a gun aka, employment.  Most of the people in the entertainment business are not exactly Rhodes scholars, or else, well they wouldn’t be actors. Heck, many of them are barely Dick and Jane scholars. They have achieved success at reading lines created by others, or by pretending to be personalities that they are not.

Yet, this doesn’t stop them from pontificating on all sorts of real life issues for which they have no educational or intellectual grounding, including science, geopolitics and most obviously, common sense. Oddly, while the people may be fake, the sanctimony is real. For the most part, the fanbase for their opinions….are themselves.  This was most evident at the recent Golden Globe awards, another of those interminable masturbatory fetes that entertainers hold among themselves, seemingly every other week.  And the speeches are predictably similar.  There is usually some straw villain that they nod their heads lemming-like in agreement for action against.  Apparently things such as hate, poverty, murder and oppression are issues that some people are for, but they alone are against.  There is often some cause of injustice that they ‘bravely’ address for whom the worst perpetrators are themselves or their own heroes.

Well finally, someone had the cojones to drop a figurative bomb in their midst and you could tell that those that had been forced to walk the plank of political correctness had trouble hiding their glee.  Ricky Gervais did what no one had the guts to do for years and that is, call out the vapidity in their community. You could audibly hear the outraged gasps among the self important as they sat stunned by someone having the temerity to push back against their collective circle jerk.

It’s hopefully only a matter of time until the aged Mullahs running Iran get turfed from their despotic influence in that nation.  When that happens, people will have the freedom to attend funerals of political figures…or not. I wonder if Ricky Gervais will be responsible for the freedom of the serfs of Hollywood.


The Tyranny Of The Few

December 20th, 2019 No comments

Source: Impeachment Divides a Nation, a District and a Dinner Table

Unless you’ve been in a coma, you know that the number one topic foisted upon the public for the past few months has been the faux drama of Presidential impeachment.   Wars, murders, Brexit, China, Russia, Ukraine, the Mexican border: Meh, those can wait.  There’s always lots of that stuff going on.  Even global warming and shrill teenagers have been pushed to the back pages.

Contrary to what many uninformed people may believe, this is not the democratic process in action.  Quite the contrary. A small cabal of people are holding up the progress of the nation because of their discontent with an election held over 3 years ago.  How do we know this? Well if you can take any of the opposition at their word, it’s because they’ve blatantly stated that, in specific words since the last vote was barely finished being counted in 2016.   It’s the exact opposite situation of the previous President who was awarded the Nobel Prize before he even set foot in the office.

The Democrats have hijacked the process of government to hold the country at ransom while they employ arcane legal maneuvers to accomplish their aim of removing a duly elected President from office.  In the years to come, the entire exercise will be known as the Grand Trump Railroad. An objective observer can clearly see that the weaponization of process is employed here since the actual charges and accusations are beyond farcical.  Many have stated that the madness is not just petulance; it’s all about the end goal which is the ‘C’ word….Coup.

It may surprise many but perhaps not, that half of the legal posturing is from lawyers.  This should frighten everyone and brings to light the decrepit state of the legal process in the nation.   That there can be such divergence in views over the most fundamental aspects of the constitution brings into question the validity of many legal practitioners if not the entire legal system.  The perversion of a common sense policy into a guffaw inducing justification for removal is shameful for anyone who considers themselves a rational person, much less a legal practitioner.  It’s reminiscent of the famous legal contortion uttered by a past President when he said, “it depends on the meaning of what the word is, is.”

I think most assume that to attain a law degree, one must be able to understand and embrace basic elementary facets of law. If we observe the antics of the House representatives, you could not possibly come to that conclusion.  Their plaintive arguments are beyond uneducated, they are absurd. It’s as if they were trying to convince an audience of naive pre-teens.  In fact, they don’t have to convince anyone, they are essentially pontificating to themselves as if in a modern day star chamber.  This sad episode brings to light the glaring abuses now standard in the legal system.  The  quaint notions of fairness and justice have given way to obfuscation by process.  The Babylon Bee has a story in which a new ‘woke’ sport has been invented in which the goalposts move constantly; such seems to be the case with the process here.

The impeachment charade has become Lord of the Flies with the mental weaklings running the process.  It underscores that legal processes have become the ubiquitous,  obstructive and destructive sand in the machinery of civilized culture. However high the level of cynicism people have always held for the legal profession, this impeachment episode will surely push that firmly into contempt.

If they are allowed to get away with this farcical process, then it makes logical sense to draw up impeachment articles against any future President now for use when needed.  Why wait? Kangaroos have better processes.

The other half of the legal posturing comes from those who are not lawyers but morons who have sadly been placed into office by their equally vapid constituents.  And this is the flaw in the electoral process.  A concentrated community of baboons will logically elect one of their own to office, ensuring that the baboons will have a voice in making laws and policies.  It matters not that many of these could not pass an open book IQ test.  To have to listen to the babbling of these representatives is surely one of the most painful things one has to endure, just above genital waxing and below root canals.

Hundreds of years ago, a painter who labored under the name of Hieronymus Bosch depicted a dark world in which humans were made to suffer for their various sins and shortcomings as he envisioned them.  In that time, it was a common belief that stupidity and deceit could be cured by the removal of a stone from the head of the one suffering the malady. He immortalized this notion with a painting entitled, The Stone Operation.   If only it were that simple.