Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Complaining Cardigan Still Fades
I thought I'd repost this for fun and entertainment.
Occasionally someone finds something I had written several years ago, I reread it and think it still expresses my views well enough to "say it again."
Perhaps it will soon be timely.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Same Old Nonsense
The democrats' contempt for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney's wealth would hold more weight if they were also renouncing the administrations of Roosevelt and Kennedy (do we have to call them by their pet names, "FDR and "JFK"?).
Of course the same sympathies can be found in the left's hatred for the Koch Brothers' wealth while giving a pass to George Soros. Even Karl Marx surly adored the son of a wealthy industrialist; Freidrich Engels (at least he enjoyed leeching off the guy). In leftland nothing changes but the names.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Cultural Marxism, the Deadly Joke of our Time
A somewhat long but concise overview of cultural Marxism, the Frankfurt School, and political correctness.
like anyone who attended (or is attending) an American university, I dealt with these clowns many times in all their guises. Sometimes they were genuine intellectuals, more often than not, phony wannabes on the train to paradise with their perpetual detour in totalitarian hell.
A million symptoms and expressions, but always the same underneath it all. Call it Marxism, socialism, or deconstructionism. It's always the mere perennial desire of disenchanted egotists to impose their will on a world that knows that the Marxist's feelings of inferiority are more than warranted and their ultimate goals dubious in the extreme.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Random Nonsensical Observations (of a mostly non-political nature)
Life is basically a series of interruptions that intrude upon sleeping.
When you die, all that trails behind you is a story. Your objective should be that it's a good story.
Everything is an extrapolation of something else.
If there's a god, he or she or it is probably laughing and crying...but prefers laughing.
The movie had enough eye candy to rot the teeth in the Cheshire Cat's grin.
What you observe is a symptom of what is.
Some things should be as they are so they can express what is.
Every memory is a vision of things to come.
It was like night and day...but more like day.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Lots To Say And No Time To Say It
'Would love to ramble endlessly - particularly about the absolute nonsense that the left is coming up with in response to Scott Walker's significant election win in Wisconsin. 'No time...and other's are covering the issue quite well. As the pendulum clearly swings to the right I find it a pity that it can't settle there or at least hover somewhere in the middle (as it often did). When (I know, if) Romney wins the presidency, we will hear no end of the lunatics' cries of fascism. What total idiots. You had your chance...now, go away.
Everyone has a different opinion...That of course doesn't mean that stupid, or even popular, ideas are miraculously wise.
When a dynamic flourishing culture finds itself in decline or rapid death, it's a tragedy. When it deliberately makes the choices and follow the actions that make such an outcome inevitable, it's merely pathetic.
Europe's “revolutions” seem to always be mere attempts to determine who their next monarch will be -- hardly hallmarks of revolution. People can whine all they want about the American president at any given time but at least citizens of the U.S. actually have an opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate.
Disobey the 40% ! (My rough estimate of the percentage of the American population – it's surely much more in many other countries – that wishes to dictate values, lifestyles, and standards of living to the rest of society). This figure usually includes “educators,” academics, intellectuals, journalists, bureaucrats, the professional political class, and garden variety control freaks. And yes, it also includes a small contingent of religious fundamentalists and retrograde nationalists).
Great leaders may not be great speakers, but they know what to say. If they actually do what they speak of successfully then they get extra points.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
A Sublime Quotation by an "Evil Capitalist"
I'm not sure if I had posted this great quotation here before. If so, it's always worth a read. If not, I hope the reader is one who appreciates depth over teleprompters and styrofoam columns. I can't say that I agree with everything stated completely, especially in our day and age when such lofty ideals are interpreted to mean things very different than what was clearly the intended meaning.
It's a perfect symbolic coincidence that the original quote is literally "carved in stone."
"I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master."
"I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but it owes every man an opportunity to make a living."
"I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime request of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs."
"I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond; that character-not wealth or power or position- is of supreme worth."
"I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross (waste matter) of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free."
"I believe in an all-wise-and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individuals highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will."
"I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.”
-- John D. Rockefeller, Jr., quotation inscribed at Rockefeller Center in New York City.