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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quoted for Thought

Quote

Borrowed from here.

True, though. Rebellions, secessions, civil wars – nasty forms of an essentially already nasty business. About the only lower forms would be religious wars and genocide. Still, as nasty as war may be, “when in the course of human events….”

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Quote of the day

“If Obama isn’t the anti-Christ, he’s at least his ambassador.”

Brian Wilson

Should be up on LewRockwell.com in a full-on article soon.

They really said that?

By some statistical measures, Iraq today is safer and more stable than it has been in nearly a decade. In 2011, fewer than 1,500 Iraqi civilians were killed by bombs, sniper ambushes, and other “enemy attacks…”

The population of Iraq is about 32 million people.

The population of the US is about 320 million people.

Can you imagine a blase’ comment like that – regardless of how true it may be “statistically” – if the US were having “fewer than 15,000 people killed annually due to bombs, snipers, and other “enemy attacks?” As though that were some sort of GOOD thing?

I suppose, compared to 2010. But let’s compare it to, say, 2001.

Of course, they’re only Those People, Over There, so it’s not like Americans are going to give a rat’s patoot about the carnage their government has wreaked on Other People.

But just remember – sooner or later that government is going to start classing local dissenters as Other People. Then what?

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Quoted for Thought: Elections

Elections do not determine policy but only the division of spoils. Fred Reed.

Read the rest here.

Quoted for Thought

The American voter has rarely been interested in voting for the “right” candidate or the “best” candidate for the job. What the American voter wants is to vote for the winner, so that he can say that he has done so and thus obtain secondhand glory for himself. This is the plain result of a group-based culture that is other-oriented, which is odd considering that boobus Americanus will insist that Americans are individualists. Based on history, their “individualism” is only in their imaginations and they are as herd-driven as any other social group in history. At least, though, the Japanese are honest enough to admit it.

John Underhill

Thinking about: Other countries lack of bedwetting

Listening to all the whining about how Ron Paul, if elected, might require wealthy Koreans and Europeans to actually have to decide their own defense issues points out how “other” oriented Americans have become, despite protestations of individuality to the contrary. You don’t read or hear about Switzerland or Mexico or Japan fretting about how their world role will be “diminished” if they don’t have troops stationed all over the place, nor do many of the Coalition of the Bribed who’ve abandoned Iraq and Afghanistan seem to be spending too much time worried that the terriers will be “following them home” like they were lost puppies or something. Only the bedwetting class in America seems to think that they are entitled to meddle in other people’s lives, killing them if necessary, without any repercussions to themselves. That’s a classic bully mentality – which most of the bedwetters are, among their other sins. But the bedwetters’ senses of self esteem (another American sin) require them to be citizens of a strong and imperial country, with strength defined as a right to kill anybody, anywhere, anytime, without consequence. It makes them feel better about themselves, I guess.

One fascinating bit of schizophrenia is seen in the gun-owning subclass of the bedwetters, people who’ll swear to all and sundry that They Are Ready to protect themselves and others. Fluffheads who engage in endless braggadocio about how they’d “take down” this terrorist or “headshoot” that criminal, if only given the chance. But in reality? “Ooooooh, PLEASE, don’t risk having Them come Over Here!!!!” Yeah. Home of the Brave. That’s 21st Century America.

Well, eventually the money will run out. Then we’ll see how well the bedwetters cope when there is nothing left for national defense. I presume they’ll be practicing the fine art of BellyUp-do, waving their little paws in the air and hoping that the Bad Guys don’t hurt them too bad.

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