Excuse me while I question your patriotism, progressive comrades. The Fourth of July is coming and you will not be celebrating it — not with the same thoughts and emotions as the rest of your countrymen. If you have been undermining this country for most of the year, why should this day be different?
A critical look at history always helps if it is based on objective reality and an understanding that our age, just like any historical age, is only a flight of stairs in an endless stairwell leading us up, away from barbarism, towards civilization. Trying to cut corners will only bring you down.
Another sure thing to bring you down is the multiculturalist idea that "up" and "down" are morally equal. If that were true, nobody would have risen above his surroundings, because going down is easier and more natural. But humans are different from the rest of the physical world in that in a free state we tend to go up. Moving upwards is in our nature. Leave us to our own devices and watch. "Up" is where we go to pursue happiness – in more ways than one. That brings us back to the Fourth of July and the different ways to look at it.
The history that we know does not corroborate anti-American talking points. Could there perhaps be some hidden version of history that we don't know? An alternative secret history of the world from which the "progressive" activists, journalists, and politicians draw their talking points? Social criticism implies the existence of an alternative. We never hear much about the alternative to American history or, for that matter, a hypothetical world history without the United States.
With so many zealots simmering in the anti-American melting pot of "progress," one might think they had already cooked some shared historical narrative in which anti-Americanism actually makes sense and the entire Leftist agenda doesn't appear so absurd. What is it?
Most "progressive" critics either don't think that far, or they don't have the guts to give their views a full exposure. So let's do it for them. Let's connect the dots with logical lines and reconstruct a historical narrative that would validate all the liberal bumper stickers.
Prior to July 4, 1776, not a single person in the world starved, got sick, worked hard for a living, or experienced any pain and anxiety. No one had ever been oppressed or unfairly exploited because the oppressive and unfair American system had not yet been created.
Since the beginning of time employment had been equally guaranteed to anyone who cared to work, along with an equal pay of exactly $1,000 a week regardless of outcome, occupation, or the geographical area. All work was equally pleasant and enjoyable. Those who chose not to work also received $1,000 a week in unemployment compensation and Union benefits. Other guaranteed people's rights included the right to housing and free universal health care, as well as the right to 100% literacy through federally funded public education.
People never heard of wars, crime, corruption, slavery, torture, murder, cannibalism, and man-made hurricanes. Peace and harmony reigned supreme because the concepts of greed, selfishness, and private property had not yet been invented by the American corporate interests and maliciously spread around the world as part of the American cultural hegemony.
Each person in that ideal world practiced his or her own peaceful spirituality, worshipping Earth, Nature, and the Sacred Feminine, while honoring the spiritual traditions of everyone else. Benevolent chieftains dispensed benefits to their subjects to each according to their needs, making sure that ethnic and sexual minorities were equally and proportionally represented in all spheres of public life. Habeas Corpus was the law of the land, along with Exit Strategy and Geneva Conventions.
Family planning, effective birth control, and early sex education ensured that every family had exactly 2.2 children per household, which prevented overpopulation and famine. Commerce, travel, and international trade were uncommon; everyone lived and died within not more than a five-mile distance from their birthplace. People didn't feel the need to migrate, set up colonies, take over other countries, create empires, settle in uninhabited areas, or fight one another over a creek in the desert.
All farming was organic and for subsistence purposes only. The environment was clean due to reliance on alternative fuels and invigorating manual labor. As a result, everybody lived in comfortable, carbon-neutral houses, eating plenty of good food on a regular basis, and driving fuel-efficient automobiles when they weren't riding their 18-speed urban cruiser bicycles.
This was an amazing achievement of indigenous cultures considering that there had been no division of labor and most people lived on farms. In the free time that remained after toiling the soil and tending to the animals, the indigenous farmers discerned the laws of nature, developed vaccines for deadly illnesses, stretched out the average lifespan prodigiously, and fed the starving in faraway places.
This Golden Age lasted from about 20,000 BC up until the American Revolution. After 1776 everything just went downhill.
Immediately upon declaring their Independence, the Americans began the theft of native Indian lands, industries, highways, and communications infrastructure. The Americans used Black slave labor to invent things that would give them an unfair edge over other cultures: cotton gin, bifocals, steam power pumps, self propelled amphibious vehicles, coffee pot, sewing machine, power tools, ether anesthesia, mechanical refrigerator, cylinder printing press, passenger elevator, burglar alarm, oil well drilling, repeating rifle, pin tumbler lock, roller skates, offset printing, barbed wire, dental drill, mimeograph, telephone, light bulb, hearing aid, electric fan, skyscraper, disposable camera, escalator, motion picture camera, safety razor, air conditioner, airplane, assembly line, frozen food, radio astronomy, television, chair lift, nylon, defibrillator, microwave oven, atomic bomb, carbon dating, Polaroid camera, polio vaccine, integrated circuit, oral contraceptive, laser, computer, operating system, optical fiber, calculator, product barcode, space shuttle, artificial heart, internet, and graphic user interface.
Once they stole enough wealth and power, the Yankees moved on to exploit the rest of the world, setting up corporations on every street corner in order to oppress and humiliate people of other cultures, races, and religions. The corporations launched wars and endemic diseases to create economic need and political chaos from which, like Venus from the sea foam, the greedy bourgeois class was born. With the help of the local bourgeoisie, the Americans overthrew all of the free world's honest and caring chieftains, replacing them with corrupt democratic regimes in order to steal their oil and destroy local ecosystems.
American preachers and missionaries confiscated all means of birth control from the aboriginal tribes, causing disastrous demographic explosions, followed by famine and more wars. Once the world was subdued and demoralized, Americans lowered indigenous people's salaries to ten cents a day, at the same time forcing them to buy American goods by way of boldfaced advertising.
The American TV commercials insulted the refined tastes of subsistence farmers so much that they often threw organic eggs and vegan burgers at their plasma screens, destroying them and unwittingly creating a demand for even more TVs. With all the commotion they missed the advance of Global Warming, a clandestine project executed from the secret climate change centers paid for by American imperialists.
This alternative history may never be officially acknowledged, yet it is being implied in news radio and TV programming, film documentaries, Hollywood movies, UN resolutions, comedy shows, and political speeches — including those delivered by Democrats running for President — let alone millions of stickers, placards, T-shirts, and buttons sold at "progressive" junkets.
If I didn't know the real history and was a little more gullible, as many public school graduates are today, such a narrative might also become a part of my perspective. I might conclude, along with such "progressive" minds as Sean Penn and Ben Affleck, that the United States is a force of evil. I might agree with Noam Chomsky and Ward Churchill that the world's oppressed would be damned fools if they didn't hate America and yearn for the destruction of this unspeakable beast. As a fair-minded person I might even give them a hand – as Ramsey Clark and Lynn Stewart have done, making the support of America's enemies their full-time job and a life-long commitment.
I'd probably share a utopian belief that once America as it exists today is eradicated, peace and harmony will be restored worldwide, and people will finally have a chance to live as one happy family without wars, greed, corruption, and evil corporations pursuing their racist agenda of climate change. Minority subsistence farmers will hurl their remote controls into the jungle, and everyone's pay will go back to $1,000 a week plus union benefits.
I would certainly decide that the Fourth of July should not be celebrated. Why should we honor the greatest setback in the history of world progress? Rather than watch air-polluting fireworks, we must instead grieve with the rest of progressive humanity over the dark day that gave birth to the evil entity that is the United States of America.
But then again, if I were an intellectually honest public school graduate I might read a few books besides A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn, an anti-American volume that had impressed Ben Affleck and Matt Damon so much that they featured it in "Good Will Hunting" ("That book will blow your hair back"), and even considered turning it into a TV mini-series starring Winona Ryder.
If I were to read about real history I might find out to my great astonishment that for many thousands of years the world's wonderful cultures had been at each other's throat, engrossed in feuds, rape, pillaging, slavery, theft of the neighbors' resources, torture, murder, treachery, corruption, assassinations, and cannibalism. I'd learn that from the beginning of time, human history was a never-ending string of wars, famines, diseases, exploitation, poor hygiene, high infant mortality, and an average life expectancy of about 30 years. I'd gather that the world was mostly run by either ignorant witch doctors or ruthless tyrants who went to war for personal enjoyment, constructing pyramids out of the skulls of slain enemies.
Turks conquered cradles of ancient civilizations with turn-key cities and pre-existing infrastructure.
I'd also discover that people had been migrating all the time, moving to other lands and continents, setting up colonies and empires without asking permission from the natives, who often assimilated into one nation with the conquerors. The latest example is the Turkish Ottoman Empire whose conquest of heavily populated countries in Europe and the Middle East was happening simultaneously with the colonization of the sparsely populated Americas by the Europeans.
The Turks had come from far-away lands, stole the entire Asia Minor from the Christian natives, renamed their cities, and settled on their land for good. As the Americans fought a war against slavery, the Ottoman Empire continued to grow and expand its slave trade, bordering simultaneously on Austria, Morocco, Poland, Sudan, and Persia. The number of people killed, enslaved, converted, and driven from their land was much greater in the Ottoman Empire than in the entire Western hemisphere. Where is the outcry and demands of reparations?
If I were an inquisitive public school graduate I'd ask a question: if land theft and slave labor is what had made America so rich, why isn't Turkey the richest country in the world? As opposed to the bare lands and deserts of the New World, the Turks conquered cradles of ancient civilizations with turn-key cities and pre-existing infrastructure. However, apart from oil deposits, the formerly Ottoman lands remain dirt-poor, with Turkey itself not far away in the lead.
But let's not single out the Turks. Before them were the Mongols, who made no distinction between the civilians and the army, and whose conquest had lead to the creation of the world's largest empire ruled by fear and iron discipline. How many millionaires does Mongolia have today? And before that were the Arabs who came as conquerors from the Arabian Peninsula, stole all of North Africa and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from the Christian natives, forcibly converted them to Islam, and settled on their land for good. And before them there had been conquests by the Huns, the Chinese, the Celts, the Greeks, the Romans, the Goths, the Persians, the Slavs, and many others who settled on other people's lands simply because they could.
All cultures practiced slavery in one way or another. It stopped in Europe around the Middle Ages but continued to thrive in Africa, Asia, and in the Middle East. Through the contacts between the Arabs and the Portuguese it was reintroduced to Europe and the Americas. Although the European and American abolitionists eventually brought an end to slavery and slave trade on their territories, it still exists in various ugly forms in other parts of the world.
To get a glimpse of the thousand-year-old dark historical reality, look no further than Sudan where even today Arabs are practicing a racist form of slavery. Black African villages of Darfur are being ransacked, men and women killed and raped, their children taken away as slaves (and also raped repeatedly). Nothing can be done now to change old history, but something can and should be done to change the fate of black slaves today. Only the activists and "community leaders" who usually initiate such actions are so busy fuming over the suffering of black slaves in America seven generations ago that they have no time for the suffering of black slaves in today's Sudan. Could it be because their real concern has never been the suffering of black slaves – but rather finding an excuse to trash the United States?
Another huge slaving outpost waiting to be freed is, of course, North Korea. Why aren't there any calls from the "progressive" camp to abolish a form of neo-slavery called socialism? Why did the "progressives" call the USSR a "workers' paradise" when it was being built by slave labor in concentration camps? If slavery is a certified path to prosperity, why didn't half a century of suffering and millions of lives wasted in the gulag make the Soviet Union richer — but the new economic freedom did, despite the botched reforms and the ubiquitous government corruption? China had emulated the Soviet slave-labor economy with an even bigger army of political prisoners – and with an equally disastrous outcome. But when the Communist rulers abandoned slave labor in favor of capitalist reforms, the economy started to grow — and so did the standard of living.
If putting an end to slavery and giving people a small amount of freedom can bring forth such sizeable growth within only two decades in Russia and China, how much economic growth and prosperity can be achieved by a nation whose people have had two centuries of full economic and political freedom?
Have all cultures already arrived at the final point in their development?
To find the answer, look at a country that starts with "United" and ends with "States." And that's the end of the silly argument about America owing its prosperity to slave labor.
The continent of North America was settled in several waves by Siberian hunters, each wave accompanied by the theft of land and conquest. In what bank is that stolen wealth kept today? The arriving Europeans discovered a collection of half-naked warrior tribes killing one another for land, water, game, wives, and simply as a sport – just like anywhere else in the world thousands of years ago. Only some cultures had grown out of it, others had never risen, yet others had gone over the hill and slid back into barbarism. This begs a question: by what measure do we determine which stage of cultural development is the correct one and deserving of being frozen in time?
The multiculturalist dogma of the equality of all cultures raises even more questions. Have all cultures already arrived at the final point in their development? Is cultural achievement meaningless? Is the history of arts and sciences irrelevant? Is the complexity of social structure inconsequential? Is the respect for human dignity and individual rights an empty sound? Is there no difference between "up" and "down" on the stairwell of human progress? And if you believe all of that, can you still call yourself a "progressive" and keep a straight face?
History answers negatively to all those questions. World cultures aren't equal and never have been. Humanity is a living, breathing, and evolving organism that thrives on cultural interaction and development, in which cultures compete for survival — and yes, fight with each other — but also learn from the best.
Today we are witnessing a major fight between two of the world's cultures, one of which — the Islamic fundamentalists — got stuck at the lower steps of societal evolution and would like to drag the rest of the world down to their level, so that there would be nothing left above their heads to distract true believers from focusing on their toenails and pondering existential issues such as the foot hygiene of airline passengers.
If you listen to the "progressives" and believe that all cultures are equal, you might as well not resist and descend to their level as John Walker Lindh did.
If we want answers we shouldn't be stopping the pioneers.
By the time you discover that the difference between "up" and "down" is not a fancy postmodernist notion, but a reality as essential as the difference between life and death, it may be too late. Not just for you but to those around you as well, within the kill radius of the shrapnel in your explosive belt.
Equating our two cultures is not just unnatural – it's suicidal. We should consider ourselves lucky that a few generations ago Western nations managed to lift themselves out of the sewer in which humanity lived for thousands of years. These nations have mastered science, arts, medicine, increased life expectancy, and developed a legal system that grants more rights and freedoms to individual citizens than any other culture in history. The advancement is reciprocal: the more freedoms the individuals have, the better off the nation is economically.
At the head of this upward movement is the United States, the first nation to put individual freedoms above the government's interests. Placing the government in the service of the people at an age when the rest of the world viewed the people as mere servants to their governments.
The vertical map of the world's cultures is never a still picture; they are moving along the entire visible length of the stairwell of progress. The invisible flights of stairs are still ahead of us – a terra incognita. How far up does the stairwell go? Is there an end to it? How soon will humanity get there, and how much has already been covered? If we want answers we shouldn't be stopping the pioneers. We must celebrate them.
As for the losers still down at the bottom, empathize with them all you want - but remember that you can afford this emotional luxury only because at least one part of humanity has found the ability to clean up their act and show the way to other nations - and a hope that one day, with the right attitude, the others may also climb out of the sewer.
And that is what the Fourth of July means to this author. Fireworks, barbecues, and department store sales are optional.
This was on July 3, 2007.
Just as Pajamas Media published A People's History: The "Progressive" Version that makes fun of Howard Zinn's version of history and begins with the words "Excuse me while I question your patriotism, comrades progressives," a magazine called The Progressive published Howard Zinn's essay that illustrates all the points covered above.
At the same time James Taranto in his comments on Howard Zinn's essay (see Pinin' for the Fjords part), ending it with the words, "Finally, someone whose patriotism we can question!"
It's funny how it all came together on the night before the Fourth of July.
Before I go, I want to thank Mr. Zinn and his lunacy for turning a few more independent swing-voters to our side of the aisle. Thank-you, Mr. Zinn! Expect a Non-Religious Holiday card from me this December, Mr. Zinn, for your efforts in helping our cause!
(The scary thing is that it isn't much farther from what is taught in skool)
As always, Zombie does an excellent job documenting progress in the Bay Area.
For example, I don't think even my perverse imagination could have prompted me to make a parody of Che as a founder of this nation. I'd be afraid that would be over the top as even the most progressive historical revisionism doesn't go that far. Apparently it can, as shown in this representative sample of "propaganda art."
One of the other directors is acting in a way that I cannot fathom, for I've been looking at it from a modern, therapeutic view: stupidity? Greed? And I could not get my mind around it. Today Alan, who embroiled me in this gawdawful imbroglio, came in to discuss what we're to do about Cecil, who has, inter alia, owing to incompetence exposed us to criminal prosecution owning to utterly nothing that we did.
Alan, knowing my atheistic bent, said that it might go against my grain to consider that he is evil, but Alan thinks that he can smell evil and although I will not attribute it to demonic forces, I agree that there is evil. And we see it in Algore, Our Many Titted Empress, and these people. It's a great deal of fun calling them moonbats, and many of them truly are, fetched by evil people, but there is no excuse to idealize Che except pure unadulterated evil.
There. I've really come out of the closet.
And her hair sometimes looks as though it is.
LMAO......On this communist, red, skulking website it takes a few seconds and you can post.
LOL....The Daily Kos can't endure the onslought of new members poking them in the eye so they say...."Remember...you can't post for 24 hours and one week on the blogs".
To me...this is just another way them to say.....my liberal ideology is crap and simply not strong enough to stand up to interrogation.
They should be welcoming the unwashed conservative hordes.......but they tank 'em in a salt water brine for at least 24 hours.
What a bunch of stinky, stained underwear the Left remains.!
The single tenet of the left is to divorce actions from consequences. You will find that it explains everything about them. If you do not want to be responsible for yourself, for your existence, then you tend to be totalitarian, with capricious punishment, shifting blame, witch hunts, pograms. And not a single one of these people will stand on his own feet and say, "I exist. I am. I take responsibility for me."
Now I think that this is a wonderful impetus for right thinking, but there is a step forward. If there was no correlation between the sound and punishment or reward, the animal merely quivered. So we need totally arbitrary and capricious power, utterly unpredictable. Stalin, you recall, had a man shot because his dog barked all night. Note that the man was not barking.
To do this, we need a source of random behavior. I would suggest asking Harry Reid or Dennis Kucinich--you may make sure that their responses will not make the slightest of sense.
But while you are of course right to note that arbitrary power and capricious punishment is quite valuable as our beloved Uncle Josef showed, it is only arbitrary and capricious from the point of view of the subject of both the experiment you mentioned and from the huddled masses in need of education. To the experimenter, or the Party Leader and it's organs, the power and punishment is not capricious or unplanned at all. The randomness of the punishment is delivered with the accuracy of our most glorious MIRVs. We can choose the time, the amount, and even who we focus it on, and not only will it benefit the subject, but also lead to the further good of those who witness it.
Poor Meow; I rigged the rules and did not give points for corpses, so he didn't think to count the nubile women, whom I'd spirited off to my Rancho del Rio Grande.
I think that BF Skinner is much underrated. He raised his own daughter in a cardboard box, which left her incapable of having human interaction--even worse than welfare-mothers who drop a child as often as possible, change it twice a day, and by the time it's 6 it has an IQ 15 points lower, and is sociopathic. The Party could use more people like that. For after all, look at the work Guzman had to do with The Shining Path in South America to get children to kill without compunction. He had do start on animals. I know, there's no reason to shed tears for an animal but the waste of time, of ammunition. If BF had been in charge of it, these people could go directly to the front lines.
I think that I need an expedition to Sierra Leone to investigate how this is done. I'm particularly intrigued with the government cutting off peoples' hands to keep them from voting.
However, I am compelled to point out that you may have fell victim to the typical lies of the imperialist media. Of course, while their lies can further our cause by moving their working class in a direction we desire, as Party members we must know the truth, at least until it is changed. But I have not received a memo on this as of yet, so I must inform you that Skinner's children were not truly raised in a "Skinner box," nor did they grow up to be crazy or inferior in any way. She was essentially placed in an enclose crib that was climate and humidity controlled so there was no need for any clothing or blankets other than her diapers. One of his daughters, Deborah, is now an artist in London, and as Skinner himself said, he was not worried about her development as much as he was his other daughter Julie Vargas who became a PhD in behavioral modification.
I have seen similar disconnects between people whose minds are ordered by fact and whose minds are ordered by faith; between stupid and intelligent people; and between hysterical and impatient sober people. And indeed one of the wonders of the world is that people do not realize that to try to impress one's ideas on someone who cannot or will not receive them is a waste of time and an irritation to all concerned. But if you're nasty, like me, you can be indifferent and really piss 'em off.
That being said, BF Skinner belongs in the Pantheon of Hero's of the Glorious State. I was a self described Skinnerian for many years. In fact, I did not study psychology out of some misguided desire to help people, I was what would be called a rat psychology major. Even the title of one of BF Skinner's most famous books, "Beyond Freedom and Dignity" brings a warm spot in a true party member's heart.
Take this quote taken from this book, as shown of Wikipedia....
People are not free
"In the traditional view, a person is free. He is autonomous in the sense that his behavior is uncaused. He can therefore be held responsible for what he does and justly punished if he offends. That view, together with its associated practices, must be re-examined when a scientific analysis reveals unsuspected controlling relations between behavior and environment."
What a man! What an insight into how to manage the masses! Our problem is that we have allowed the bourgeoisie business masters to have cornered the market in his techniques to control the people to enrich themselves rather than to serve the state.
Since we are are telling lies about ourselves......
I was a Boy Scout.
I can tie knots real good.
I am a father.
Married 30 years but not in a row.
I believe in God
I'm a capitalist pig.
I believe in a profit motive.
I think BigOil earning record profits is good for America....Way cheaper than me making gas in my backyard.
I believe in a free market
I believe less government is better
I believe in an intelligent electorate.
I believe in the Law of Supply and Demand.
I believe a good price is what a willing market will bear.
I believe there is little outside the constitution that concerns the government.
I believe this is the funniest satirical conservative website on the planet.
I believe Liberalism is the root cause of all evil in America.
Careful...I have a loaded badger and am not afraid to use it!
And Navigator, do no descry liberalism! For after all, it is the most liberating of all ideologies. We have decreed that actions do not have consequences--for those who commit them. Blame goes to people we don't like and feel we can shame. Rewards are given to people who do not deserve them. How cool is that? You don't even have to have tests. Just stick a gun in the rib of some poor white heterosexual male and take his wallet and hand to the next person on the street who doesn't look like him. Now that's a rush.
Being a liberal frees me of entirely of the bother of thinking. I never think; it makes my head hurt. And when my head hurts, Bruno goes and hides in the closet. So I just do whatever I want to and point the finger at someone else. It's never my fault.
And ethics? Pardon; I soiled my shorts laughing.
And you should also realize that here in the Inner Sanctum we are all close and trusting allies. Why I'd trust Meow with anything, and he knows that so well that he took all that Stuben that I had and that da Vinci notebook that I'd stolen from l'Avvocato Agnelli's house, the one that Southeby's thought that they could get $30 million for, but when you've got Fiat, why bother? Well, it went out the door with me.
And I found that it was missing just after Meow took off in Laurie David's Gulfstream V. She was down here with Sheryl Crow and damned if they didn't take all the toilet paper in the house.
But Meow will come back. I know he'll come back.
...Bruno! Don't feed Mrs. Punchenko too much and don't get friendly with her. You know how you were the last time you formed an attachment with one of my "guests."
Your opinion is need over in the Blog Section!
Check "Bridge Breaks Bush to Blame"
Are those the biggest areolas you've ever seen?
I swear they're bigger than the 165g Frisbee.
The Empress wants a transplant. Can it be arranged?
But let the old Pup try and encourage you Comrade. See, the Pup is also an old (357 dog years) single hound who has never found a wimmin foolish enough to marry the Pup. The Pup supposes 3.7 billion wimmin can't all be wrong eh? But more to the point, the Pup also had a very bad year medically speaking last year. In fact, a year ago at this time, the Pup was lying in a hospital bed where he called home for nearly 3 months. Your very own Comrade Puperinko had throat cancer last year and was being treated with radiation and chemo. Then the really bad thing happened. In the time span of 5 days, the Pup went from a semi normal hound to one who could not walk and when he came to in the recovery room, discovered he was being given but a 35% chance of living. The chemo had of course suppressed my immunity, and apparently as a result of that, the Pup developed necrotizing faciitis of the left leg. That is, the Pup developed a flesh eating infection. Believe the Pup, he plum quit even thinking about the cancer! The Pup wouldn't even wish the pain he went through on the worst enemies of the State. The Pup was out of work for over 5 months last year, between the cancer, the necrotizing faciitis, and the resultant skin transplant.
The Pup is happy to report, that as of now, the cancer is in remission, but the leg still gives him much pain at times, and the Pup has that "old man" walk. But you know the truth? The Pup actually feels blessed, not just for surviving, but it drew him closer to his faith, and you simply would not believe the way the Pup's online friends came to his aid, and the way the Pup got to meet up with old dear friends that he had not seen in over 30 years in some cases!
The Pup hopes he is not out of line here, for he knows that otherwise he could be put in a line up so to speak, one for which his family would be charged the price of a bullet no doubt! But the Pup would be proud to share with you his homepage, and from the many links there, you can read about the Pup's history, the true Pup nature of the Pup, and hopefully, a lot of other things that you will find of interest. The Pup always urges everyone to read a story you will find linked there called "Ol Job Boudreaux." It is pretty long, but a great read. Any way, you would honor the Pup greatly if you would check it out.
It is astonishing how staring death in the face will clarify things entirely. My near death in 2006 rid me of my right-wing ideology--ideology, not reasoned opinions which happen to be conservative--but really let me loose on fools of every stripe and I find so many of them around, thank Lenin, to operate on. And I understood the imperative of being a man of one piece and therefore came out of the closet to the world, which gives me the wonderfully good fun of coming at the left from a quarter that they thought was secured. I wandered off the reservation. They're preparing blankets infected with smallpox just for me.
But that's not true any more; there is a building network of really pissed-off gay conservatives and libertarians, and I'm afraid that sharp tongues come with the territory. The only problem is that the entire Tony awards doesn't have enough sharp tongues to hack off even 5% of Our Many Titted Empresses' cellulite natural reserve ass.
Laika, I shall heed your mellifluous bark and hie me thence.
Now the Pup can confess he lost a lot of interest in political issues after his experiences this past year, that and the sheer spinelessness of many in a certain party that even led the Pup to write the National Committee chairman asking him to give one good reason why the Pup should even bother to waste the gas to go and vote again.... a question that has yet to be answered. Frankly, this Pup really is in favor of a second American Revolution, armed if need be.
Oh forgive me comrade! My mind has wandered into the morass of potential thought crime! I will now go immerse myself in Das Kapital now and say 20 Hail Lenins! I can only hope the Dear Leader will not see this till I can find someone else to turn in and blame it on them.
And if someone gets one more pimple than you, meaning he can be angrier than you, then you get to denounce him.
They won't be pretty, I know, but we'll have a picture of Rosie O'Donnell on every wall, and with that comparison we won't have a problem.
But I feel so left out. I am relatively new the Cube, only since December, and there has not been a real troll. Blue Bell dances in and out of Trolldom, and sometimes actually makes sense. I long for the Mime.
And I was dragged into the Cube by the assault on King Mulva, and was bewitched by that raging idiot. In The Bank Dick one character says, "I've been a perfect idiot."
Fields: "Nobody is perfect."
Mulva is the perfect idiot, able to get the wrong end of every stick.
As a Kommissar of The Cube, I must uphold the will of the Party and as such, any time I post I am exchanging "mutual Party dogma", as you put it. But need it be asked at all? I am a tool of the Party Organ, and if one but only looks around at the multiude of species The People's Cube and the Party admit, it is impossible not to draw the conclusion that to be a member of the People's Cube is to eschew and condemn specieism. I and my pod are dolphins, while Rev. L. Dogged is Friend of People - a true hero dog and DJ par excellence (please see most recent Blogs and adjust your tin foil hat)... Chairman M. S. Punchenko is a party animal... While Betty devoted to Poodles, as am I...
Many of the members have long-term relationships with both vegetable AND appliances, and are active in the liberation and equal rights movements of both groups. Our dearest Vulpine member was only recently a Hedgehog before his successful operation, and yet continues to raise his hedgehog young with his pointy wife... Pravda is actually a human being, if you can believe it!!! (I know!!!... and yet, his shovel is as sharp as any of ours!)... and Dr. P is actually a doctor... well... a Ph.D. but he practises medicine, if you can believe it!!! (I know!!!... and yet, his wit is as sharp as any of ours, and his fashion sense much much better!!!).
Theocritus is the official Party Chimera, having made the ultimate sacrifice for The Kollective, and now takes on whatever role he feels best serves the Party Organ, sometimes several at once... it is a most difficult and demanding task and though I may be responsible for cleaning up after Meow, I am in awe of Theocritus' dedication. Proud Comrade Otis has given up his maritime duties to serve as a nurse at the Karl Marx Treatment Centre for the Criminally Confused and Terminally Kulak - it is sad and draining work, especially when it is FOR THE CHILDREN! Finally, our Glorious Leader, Red Square, has given up his animal/biological nature altogether, and for the Greater Good, has become a Pythagorean Ideal, The Great Incarnadine Trapezoid!
These are my fellow Kommissars, and beside them I am humbled. I can only follow their example... MUST follow their example of tolerance and acceptance and so I practise the exchange of "mutual Party dogma" (but unlike Meow, not bodily fluids) each time I contrive to post to The People's Cube, and in the service of The Party and The Cause... In the service of The Daily Truth* I know I have left out other deserving and dedicated Cubists whose most excellent example I attempt to follow, however poorly...
And so, Comrade Pupovich, I can only answer your query in the affirmative... That said, on the issue of MIMEs (aka MM, Mikael, Troll-Prime), I must defer to the judgement and wisdom of the Politburo, and all questions related to the aforementioned Homonculi/Golem should be placed through official party lines, in accordance with Party Policy.
*The Daily Truth ™ is subject to change without notice.
Cher has had so much work done that she is genetically identical to an Easter Island statue.
"I had them paint one of yours."
Fade to credits. I wet 'em when I heard that.
Happy 4th of July 2008!
This subversive "I'm a capitalist pig!" neo-reflexivism has to stop! While I acknowledge that the nature of this Truth and its timing (the AmeriKKKan Declaration of Dominance) can yet trigger unpure unre-educated selfish motives and admissions, let's not let ourselves get carried away, lest we find ourselves getting carried away, far away beyond the suburbs of Yakutsk!
While I currently reside in the Great People's Democratic Republic of Canuckistan, I am not yet proposing anyone be hauled before Canadian Truth in the Human Rights Controls board. My motives are pure, for I am a Marxist-Leninst and comrade--for so is my name, is it not?--but I must point out that others might have motives less selfless than mine, eh.
Good post Maksim.
On the same mindset "Our Sacred Honor" by Bill Bennett should be a mandatory read in every college and we'd have only half the number of liberal sheepdip that we do today.
I found it fascinating though to see an ad which showed an iPhone being booted out of the way for the Blackberry Credo--which "generates millions for progressive causes."
Ah. Don't buy it because it's good or cheap or you want it. Politics in everything. Let's sell Progressive air. "Don't breathe the air that wingnuts breathe! Breathe ProgAir! It has that refreshing smell of other people's money, other people's liberty, and other people's property. Be an OPPortunist!"
Thanks, Rex, for that video. Very good.
"Any man can stand up to adversity, but if you want to test his character, give him power."
His view is that people oscillate between freedom and getting things for free, which gives me hope. However, the end result is always more government, and always more people dependent on government, which is what they want.
His best quote in this interview is that politicians love trains because they know where the tracks are going. They hate cars because of the freedom. Which makes sense.
You could say anything, as long as you were thinking. If you were trying but wrong, she'd guide you. If you were flippant, she'd chew your head off. I loved the woman. And I had professors I thought the world of.
They knew their subjects, not the science of pedagogy.
Literature is enviable. I did nothing but hard sciences and am catching up, or trying to do so in a desultory way. My knowledge of literature is slight, and only by reference. A good vocabulary is lipstick only.