Monday, May 30, 2016

The purest of motives.

When Russia acts defensively, as it did in Georgia and Ukraine, it is accused of aggressive action, is sanctioned and punished. When the Western powers probe Russian borders with their warships and surveillance aircraft they claim that it is likewise aggression when Moscow scrambles a plane to monitor the activity. Washington in its own warped view is always behaving defensively from the purest of motives and Moscow is always in the wrong.[1]
If there is one thing that characterizes official Washington it is sanctimony. Domestic, foreign, and 24/7.

[1] "How the World Ends. Baiting Russia is not good policy." By Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, 5/24/16.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Here is a thought for you

And it can all be done with rhetorical questions.
What was the last thing we won? I mean, after years of conflict, 10s, 100s, of thousands of deaths on both sides. Have we done that since? How did we win that last big thing?
Our current enemy puts bombs on their own children to walk them amongst our people and then blows them up, not all of them, but enough. They strap on bombs of their own, and blow themselves up in the middle of market places, killing men women and children indiscriminately, to strike fear into our hearts so we will leave them. From there, they will come here. Not all of them, but enough.
How do we strike that fear into their hearts, so that they will leave us alone? We don’t want to possess their countries. We didn’t go there to conquer them, but they want to conquer us. Their “holy book” tells them to behead the infidel, to force their religion on all others or kill them if they won’t convert.
I, on the other hand, do not give a flying fuck what G/god/ess/esses you want to believe in or how you want to worship it/them, so long as you don’t try to force me to do it your way through fear.
I’ve said before, I am a pragmatist. I’ve also said those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. And we all know about the Stockholm Syndrome. I don’t want to force my eclectic beliefs on them, and I damn sure don’t want them to force their devil worship on me. You do your thing, I’ll do mine, and if somehow we come together it’s beautiful.
You’ve got those who say not all of them are like that. Fine. If there are more that don’t than do, control the “radical” ones. If not, get ready to meet your true fate.
The last thing we decisively won was through massive destruction. By not using the fear that we will do it again if you don’t leave us alone, everything since 1945 has been our loss. We piss away billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives, we lose the finest of our people and tuck our tails and run.
Do I want it? No. Is it necessary? It would appear so. That has been what was on my mind.
I’ve seen it, it is ugly, I don’t want to see it again. But if I must, then so be it.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Almost Out for the Summer!

Some of you may know I'm a science teacher.  School will be out for the summer by Friday.

I've got to make a decision about renewing my domain in the next few weeks.  I'm inclined to just say "bag it", and default to blogger.  Most of the things I wanted to use my own domain for, turned out to be not necessary.

It's a small charge, but small amounts add up.

If I do let the site go, I'll be at Right As Usual.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Ramblings

I was quite industrious today:

  • Got up early, ate a hearty breakfast, caught up on reading and organizing my thinking
  • Wrote this post
  • Am ready for church already

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stay Off Facebook Day

Logo here, also.  Spread the Word.

And, So It Begins

Actually, it started a long time ago, with the fringe monthlies that didn’t kowtow to the Established Thinking.  There have always been those, largely mimeographed sheets of paper staples together, circulated by the convicted.