Ranting


Dr. Bob is on a roll again. I love it when he really gets rockin’. I’m predjudiced about the “Coonster,” however, as he is smart and has a way with words I can only dream about.

For instance, in the quote below he says, “motivated stupidity.”I wish I had thought of that when I was ranting yesterday over the “stupidity,” at M.I.T. (post below this one).  What troubles the most, I guess, is that when a school admired for science, as is M.I.T., it becomes obvious that it is only a matter of time until the science professors begin to believe what the philosophy professors spout, because that is the way that it is in reality. (Some things do “inevitably proceed.)”

We can argue forever about this, but it is the ones who teach the young how to think who control what the next generation will think. That is why there are so many morons calling themselves scientists. They are the ones who believe the earth cannot survive the humans she supposedly spawned. If these dunces were able to follow the logic of their brain droppings they would arrive at the only conclusion possible in the “global-warming, we are evolved from nothing,” garbage-scenario they teach: Nature must eliminate what it cannot sustain.That is evolution, isn’t it? If the species human is a problem, evolution will correct itself. What’s the big deal? After all something evolved from nothing certainly can’t be concerned about a future which may be intent on evolving it out of existance, can it?

Anyway Dr. Bob said:


if you can first establish the Big Lie that absolute truth does not exist (or that humans cannot know it), then you have paved the way for people to legitimately believe all kinds of nonsense that results from the “motivated stupidity” of the unconscious. You have, in effect, sanctioned mental illness. Not just sanctioned, but elevated it to the ultimate value. For make no mistake: if you understand what I am saying, then you will understand that multiculturalism, moral relativism, diversity, “tolerance,” and all the other ruling ideas of leftism are not just wrong, but sick. And not just sick, but terminal. They are sickness unto death, in that, once embraced, the mind is strangled by them from the inside out, and cannot grow toward Truth. Rather, the mind can only grow if the person liberates himself from the leftist strait-jacket altogether.

So the sickness, that is leftist thought, produces a Cho, a Columbine, a Ms. Jones at M.I.T., as it slithers along the horizontal plane. (read Dr. Bob for definition) Evolution is only doing what evolution must do. Somehow the left has missed the connection that evolved, relativized thinking must produce and culminate in a Cho, a Columbine, a Ms. Jones, for example. All of these entitys and events were only proceeding on the evolutionary/relative truth path. If truth is relative, as Dr. Bloom pointed out most young people believe, what can possibly be the problem with these recent events? Dr. Bob answers:

… Truth is a living thing, a Being that cannot be reduced to the idolatrous systems of men, especially corrupted men who do not honor Truth to begin with. Most modern and postmodern ideologies and philosophies are opiates for elites too sophisticated for such nonsense as Truth. But like all misused drugs, “Lies gravely affect our mind; they distort the undeveloped organs of the Personality, upon which depends the effort that must lead us to the second Birth…. Even more, lying makes the man who aspires to evolution go backwards” (Mouravieff).

Wouldn’t life be great if everyone admitted “Truth is a living thing, a Being that cannot be reduced to the idolatrous systems of men…?”

That won’t happen anytime soon. Al Gore, Nancy, Harry, Teddy, and Hillary can’t be gods if that is so.  They wouldn’t be able to shape the masses and the President into the image of  the left they have now consecrated as the only true image.

So, I guess I better get used to living in Alice’s Wonderland where the “lie is truth.”  

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According to the NY Times the cold-blooded killer immigrant from Korea, who massacred 32 people in Virginia should not have been able to purchase guns. After all what are these stupid well-written gun laws for if not to prevent just what happened. Oh, wait a minute: A crazy person bent on murder doesn’t really care about our stupid well-written laws does he? A crazy person generally does what the voices tell him to do.

Mr. Bonnie, the director of the University of Virginia Institute on Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, said his panel would look into the matter. “We are going to fix this,” he said.

I do feel a lot better by this forceful move on the part of “Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy,” however. I feel reassured by Mr. Bonkers  Bonnie that “(They) are going to fix this.” Maybe he can put the fellow pictured below back in his barn, while he’s at it, or a least try to figure out what a barn is for. Then Mr Bonnie might have his committee investigate whether or not it would be a good idea whether or not to have a latch on the door.  

Better yet why don’t the folks in Virginia try to determine if the fellow pictured above really needs to be in a barn. They obviously can’t tell from their own criteria that a mental patient who is determined by their own laws to be a “danger to himself and others,” shouldn’t be walking among us with the ability to purchase guns.

WASHINGTON, April 20 — Under federal law, the Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho should have been prohibited from buying a gun after a Virginia court declared him to be a danger to himself in late 2005 and sent him for psychiatric treatment, a state official and several legal experts said Friday.

“Should have been prohibited…”  Forget the should’s and ought’s of reality  – get back to the important stuff. 

Has the I-man been fired yet. If not, why not? Did Pelosi really kiss that guy in Syria? Does anyone know? Hey, who’s the Father of the what’shername’s baby? What happened on American Idol last week, we need to know these real things?

Oh Wow! I almost forgot! Talk about reality: did you hear what that actor, oh what is his name? oh yah – I remember, Alec Baldwin called his 11 or 12 (his words not mine) year old daughter? He called her a “little pig.” Talk about child abuse. If the I-man did get fired, shouldn’t Baldwin be looking for another career?

The New York Times this morning has an interesting article about the way “the law” limits options (read ties the hands) of University Officials.

Federal privacy and antidiscrimination laws restrict how universities can deal with students who have mental health problems. […]

“[…]What we really need to do is encourage students to seek mental health treatment if they need it, to remove any barriers to their getting help, destigmatize it, and make it safe, so they know there won’t be negative consequences,” said Karen Bower, a lawyer at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington, who represented Mr. Nott. […]

“[…]They can’t really kick someone out because they’re writing papers about weird topics, even if they seem withdrawn and hostile,” said Dr. Richard Kadison, chief of mental health services at Harvard University. “Most state laws are pretty clear: you can only bring students to hospitals if there is imminent risk to themselves or someone else, so universities are in a bit of a bind that way.” […]

Some of what is quoted in this story is indicative of one thing, I believe, our legal system is insane and should be sent for counseling. For instance, If I have read Dr. Sanity correctly over the years, someone who is insane does not necessarily know that fact. 

If I wear my protective tinfoil hat to keep the mothership from contacting me, and you don’t wear the hat I made for you, I’m not crazy you are.  Everyone knows you are going to get your brain-waves altered. You are absolutely insane.

To prove you are insane it is only necessary you read “the law,” you have allowed to be codified in the United States of America.

Lawyers and Judges,  have twisted so-called individual rights to mean you are not allowed to tell me I’m crazy, let alone do anything about it.

“What we really need to do is encourage students to seek mental health treatment if they need it…,” 

Herein lies the insanity; if I believe the mother ship is sending me brain altering signals does it not follow that a non-insane person would reason I am incapable of recognizing my need for help. In my world I’m not crazy: You are. You are the ones ignoring the signals from the mothership, therefore I must take drastic action.

However, you don’t know I’m considering drastic action because you have not considered the effectiveness of my tin-foil hat. It works, and it works quite well, thank you. You and your kind cannot penetrate the protection of my hat. My hat is awesome, without it I would be crazy.

You can’t possibly know that my hat has informed me to bide my time, act like you act, and on the appointed day carry out the “final solution,” as outlined in the prime directive.  Moreover, even if you do penetrate the force field my hat arrays, you have written some kind of stupid law which says:

“you can only bring students to hospitals if there is imminent risk to themselves or someone else.”

That sentence should speak volumes to sane people, but it obviously doesn’t. Since you can’t know what kind of risk I am unless I tell you in advance I will not get help – will I? Of course, I’m not going to tell you about the communications I receive through my hat because I still understand well enough to know you will attempt to stop me and the prime directive says my mission must be carried out no matter what.

You have made a law tying your hands as regards me, and you have also made it a crime to defend yourselves from me. Who is the crazy person here? I know it isn’t me, therefore, it must be you. Duh!

I have to go now, the mothership has penetrated my shield and I’m getting some very strange instructions that the prime directive says I must carry out.

If I were a student at Virginia Tech and this crazy writing was a Creative Writing assignment, what can you do? Nothing. 

And you call me crazy.

Supposedly Virginia has some kind of law banning guns on college grounds. It doesn’t appear to be working very well. (You know what I’m talking about). It does however, give so-called law makers a few headlines. After all isn’t that the most important activity for elected officials: Posture for the cameras, and suck-up to the cowardly, and the moronic who believe “gun laws,” solve problems.

 Laws against things never seem to work very well. Israel has laws against suicide bombers. We know how those are working out, don’t we? We have all sorts of laws against guns and they do not seem to work out very well.

I’m getting older so of course I really don’t care a whole lot about any of this, other than I hate to see people killed, when by law they are not allowed to defend themselves. I would, however, like to hear an anti-gun person, just once before I die, say: “You should carry a gun for self-protection because, drug dealers, thieves, murderers, the psychopathic, will use them when they go on rampage. You really need to be able to defend yourselves.”

We all know I am more apt to see a pig flying into my tree to roost before that will happen. Therefore, to any who might be inclined to come around my neighborhood or the mall where I shop or the nearby school with evil intent be advised; I may or may not have this (see picture below) concealed on my person and I will use it to defend myself, my neighbor, the school kids, the innocent Moms nearby.

Oh, BTW, I use the softest lead bullets I can safely fire. Do you have any idea what those will do you on the way in and out of your flesh? It is not pretty and whatever part of you I hit probably won’t work very well if it ever heals.

So for those of you who may be thinking about mayhem in my vicinity, try to remember I will defend myself, my wife, my kids and their kids, their friends – well you get the idea.

While I’m on the subject.

The young man pictured above is not Marshall Dillon. He is not paid to confront criminally insane people who are shooting other people. He is paid to clean up the mess left by those folks. If you are ever part of a mess being created for him to clean up, you had better have a gun of your own. He is not coming to your rescue. He breaks down doors when the shooting is over – not before. That hero crap is for fantasy TV.

This young man is going to hide behind a tree, a building, a truck, a barrel, anything – and I don’t blame him – because even though he has a gun he doesn’t want to get shot either. If you are right in front of him pointing a gun at him, then he will shoot. It’s called self defense. What a novel concept!

Isn’t it time we pass a law requiring our law-makers to be examined by several doctors to determine if they in fact have a brain, you know the actual organ,  before they are sworn into office? I fear many of our law makers lack this vital body component.

The only gun law we should have is the one requiring everyone over the age of 21 to own, learn to shoot, and carry a gun. Those under 21 but over 12 may do so if they

Perhaps these kinds of incidents would still occur but I would feel safer – not more wary – knowing you might have a gun to protect yourself and me.

The scariest feeling in the world, if you stop to think about it, is knowing that psychopaths, drug dealers, thieves, walk among us and may have weapons and we law abiding citizens do not. That’s scary.

Amadamnutjob of Iran said:

“You will know that among the detainees there is one lady who is a mother of a child. Why is it that the most difficult work like patrolling at sea should be given to a woman?

“Why is there no respect for motherhood? Why does the West not value its women?”

Winston Churchill said before World War II:

England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame and will get war.
Winston Churchill

Amadinejad’s question, although uttered by a lunatic, is prescient in that he has looked into his Persian crystal ball and seen the hollowness that is Western Civilization. What used to be called Men in the West no longer have the testosterone produced courage to make war. So we send our young women and mothers. To rationalize our cowardice we call it  “equal opportunity.”

Castration of Western Manhood, through mind-manipulation (brainwashing) by Feminazi’s, as Limbaugh would call them, has to be one of the most disgusting, sick, cowardly, anti-woman, irrational, religions since the idea that killing babies by abortion is a right.

The charade played by the West in this so-called “war against terror,” is a crime against humanity. War is not a game. Churchill knew this Chamberlain did not. Amadeinejad knows this the West does not. The West once again has chosen shame.

If we do not kill those who need to be killed in Iran today, this will be the view seen from the suburbs of London, Washington D.C., and other cities in the West as soon as the Persians are able. They believe in Islam and it believes Dhimmis must submit or be killed.

If we do not somehow regain the courage of real MEN; kill those who would kill us, before they have the weaponry to accomplish that; our Western women better begin shopping for Burka’s while they are still allowed to drive. Persian branded Islam does not tolerate women driving or being seen in public uncovered.

The “girly-men” who now rule in the West will no longer have their pornography, or scantily clad women to ogle. What will these wusses do then? They can’t turn to each other as they do in SanFrancisco, the Persians will hang them.

We had better awaken from our stupor, become Men again, and kill those who need to be killed. History informs that is War: Kill or be killed. What is going on in the Middle East is not war, it is a game and it will result in either the humiliation or death of the West by a bunch of rag tag, screwballs.  

**** credit where credit is due: Dr. Sanity coined “Amadamnutjob.” She is great! ****

John Edwards wants to be President but not bad enough to actually think about what he says: “…Democrats to give Fox [News] a platform….” I would have sworn Fox already had a platform. Don’t they own a T.V. channel or something? 

Edwards complaint is that Fox is not “objective,” in that a debate featuring him would be used to advance some “right-wing” agenda. Being objective means to most of us that we should examine all of the facts, try to determine variances in viewpont, figure out which hold the most validity when compared to reality, then decide which side is believed to be “objectively” true. At least that’s what I think it means.   

  • “We just called the CBC [Congressional Black Caucus] to let them know that we’re looking forward to their debate with CNN but we’re not going to participate in the proposed debate with Fox [News Channel]. There’s just no reason for Democrats to give Fox a platform to advance the right-wing agenda while pretending to be objective.”–Edwards campaign statement, April 6

If Mr. Edwards lived by those kinds of criteria I might be more sympathetic to his beliefs and those of his Missus. However, after reading this:

There Goes the Neighborhood
“Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the ‘rabid, rabid Republican’ who owns property across the street from her Orange County [N.C.] home–and she doesn’t want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor,” the Associated Press reports:

Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way near his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person.

“I wouldn’t be nice to him, anyway,” Edwards said in an interview. “I don’t want my kids anywhere near some guy who, when he doesn’t like somebody, the first thing he does is pull a gun out. It scares the business out of me.”

Johnson says he appropriately brandished the gun to protect himself from trespassers. Mrs. Edwards has more grievances against her neighbor:

Edwards views Johnson as a “rabid, rabid Republican” who refuses to clean up his “slummy” property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.

Johnson, 55, acknowledges his Republican roots. But he takes offense to the suggestion he has purposefully left his property, including an old garage he leases for use as a car shop, in dilapidated condition.

Johnson said he has lived his entire life on the property, which he said his family purchased before the Great Depression. He said he’s spent a lot of money to try and fix up the 42-acre tract.

“I have to budget. I have to live within my means,” Johnson said. “I don’t have millions of dollars to fix the place.”

There are two Americas, and Elizabeth Edwards would just as soon not have to look at the other one. Maybe that’s why she is so eager to live in the White House, the ultimate gated community.

So there you have it. Mrs E, is an elite, snob, bitch, who would not deign to lower herself to try to get to know her neighbor nor ascertain why he acted in the manner he did.

Why does Mrs. Edwards remarks remind me so much of Hillary and Mrs. Kerry? One begins to wonder doesn’t one?

Whatever became of the Democratic Party which at least pretended to like the little guy? Oh, I should take that back. Democrats still pander to the “po black folk,” don’t they? Maybe I have them all wrong.

I don’t know what’s going on. Somedays when I surf the blogs I end by saying to myself, “Self, that was a waste, you should have taken out the garbage or something.”

Not today. Wow! It has to be something in the nations’ water supply. Did you put something in it? I know I didn’t. It ain’t my fault.

After reading several great posts at different blogs I came to Bookworm Room, which is on my lurking route. The insight in his/her article today is outstanding:

[…]At the start of each class, the teacher writes on a white board the notes that are going to be highlighted in the workbook and gives them the relevant “do, re, me” labels. She does this because, in sight singing, these labels are not fixed. That is, “do” is “C” only in the key of C. In the key of G, “do” is “G.” This means that for any sight singing exercise, the boys need to know which note will be “do.” If the other little boys forget what “do” is in any particular exercise, they look to the white board, spot the note, and read its label. (”Aha! This time, ‘do’ is ‘C.’”) These new little boys, however, seem not to move their eyes back and forth between board and book. Even when prompted, they can’t seem to track the information on the white board and relate it to their theory book.[…]

then at the end Bookworm says:

[…]None of the above is meant to be a criticism of the families in poorer neighborhoods. It is meant to be a criticism of the way we keep both throwing money at failing schools, and imposing more and more test requirements, in the belief that these things will magically fix the children’s learning deficits. I think the teaching methodology is inherently flawed, in that it stuffs children with facts and rules like geese being readied for the pate machine. Simply beefing up this fact-stuffing approach won’t matter in the poorer neighborhoods. What would matter, and what could be done without demanding ever more money, is to adjust the curriculum to help children understand what they’re learning and then to give them the tools to teach themselves. While they might master less material, they’ll actually learn what is put before them, and they will embark upon a lifetime of knowledge acquisition, no matter the situation in which they find themselves.

I don’t think I have ever read a better analysis of the deficiencies in our educational system. As a degree’d Autodidact I will attest to the blessings of being able to learn on one’s own. The mind always wants more.

Well from there I had to go to Gadly’s Muse where I read:

[..]The emphasis on achievement was palpable during my upbringing.  It was not so much a pursuit of wealth as a pursuit of personal worth considered in terms of recognized contribution to society, to family, to community, that impelled us as a generation to do what we did.  It was generally assumed that some degree of financial security or even prosperity would attend these attainments, and that was considered only right.  It was the type of work that a person did, or the type of role that they played in the community that determined their status and recognition.  It was not uncommon for a person to align themselves with a company or other work effort and remain there their entire working life.[…]

to finish his posting Gadfly comments:

[…]  The television series “Friends” and “Seinfeld” dramatically illustrate this shallow and unsatisfying approach to life. It was the lifestyle with all its various perculations that provided the plot.  There was no heroism because their were no goals or standards or sacrifices considered.  What is most sad is that it seems inconceivable to so many that such is not how it has to be.

After reading the above I went to Amy’s Blog where I thought I could relax, but no I had to read this from her sidebar, “The Truth about Men and Church:

 […]The disintegration of the family follows hard upon the amorality and emotional anarchy that flow from the neutering, devaluing, or exclusion of the loving and protective authority of the father.

Young men, whose basic biology does not lead them in the direction of civilization, emerge into a society that, in less than 40 years, has gone from certainty and encouragement about their maleness to a scarcely disguised contempt for and confusion about their role and vocation. This is exhibited in everything from the educational system, which from the 1960s onward has been used as a tool of social engineering, to the entertainment world, where the portrayal of decent honorable men turns up about as often as snow in summer.[…]

There are others but I don’t want this to get too long. It’s just that on the same day everyone seems to be posting such excellent essays and in the examples above they happen to coincide in education.

This is the kind of day I wish I had time to surf all of my favorite blogs.

Note please: The Jolly Blogger gave me the link to Gadfly and Amy. For that I am grateful.

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