"A Copse. Evening"

"A Copse. Evening"
A. Y. Jackson, 1918
"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Monday, July 14, 2008

That's what it is! It's EVIL!

Someday my mental health will demand that I curtail my daily dose of stupidity.
But, at present, I'm still cranin' the ol' neck out the car window as I drive by the accident that is "Conservative Thought".
Got some actual insight today though.
Picked this up from "The Omega-con" at "Whored Nation".
It's a bit long and, really it could be condensed to about 40 seconds except that conservatives benefit from repetition.

Got that? It's EVIL.
This clown, Dennis Prager is praised by the Hobbit as providing "... some of the most coherent and cognative thinking on Liberalism out there."
A better man than I am would quit jiggling poor old George about his spelling but that just doesn't sound like something I'd do.
Look, if you're going to constantly tout yourself as a "Writer", learn how to spell. At least learn what the little red line under some of the words on your monitor means. Like the line I now see under "cognative" on my own ancient Mac (All of us gay-marrying, baby-aborting, redneck-disarming "Libs" use Macs).
Now I don't have a radio show, a huge gut and lots of nice suits. I do like to think that my COGNITIVE skills are such that I can RECOGNIZE the kind of silly little typo that really jumps out at the reader thus making the writer look stupid no matter how impassioned he may be.
Really, the details matter. You can takes Milton's view or that of Mies van der Rohe.
Good or bad, they matter.

Evil. Definition please. And a definition with some depth.
Not like the teacher on "South Park",
"Evil's bad, nnkay."
I've got a definition that I'll be happy to share. I just want to see what the Omega-cons think before I give them the answer.

Two groups bug me here:
The old Conservatives, like this putz; If fighting evil is so important, where was your pudgy, privileged butt when everyone without a school deferment was actually in SE Asia taking care of business - or at least showing up for some sort of service to the nation?
"Other priorities" right...
This dork, Cheney, Pimplebutt Limbaugh, Kristol, Krauthammer, Fat-assed O'Reilly, all these assholes who are between 55 and 70 need to be either showing a DD214 or, as far as I'm concerned, shutting the hell up.
If you're of that age, and have had military service and you still don't cringe when these scared, old bastards spout off, well, your problem can probably be controlled with medication.

The young cons really frost me as well. The Generation Xer's, say 25 to 40 years old now.
First off, unless you're 4F or in the service or discharged, keep your silly mouths shut about "our glorious quest".
Join up or shut up.
And have you noticed how plugged-in these folks are concerning how we got here?
Such a brilliant generation.
I can just see the veritable Algonquin Round Table that must have been taking place around the monkey bars at elementary and middle-schools throughout the nation.
All the earnest pundit larvae furrowing their little brows while they discuss Carter's weak foreign policy, the threat posed by the USSR, the need for "individual responsibility" and "Why did Mom and Dad pull us out of Vietnam? It was going so well."
The (stupid) statement is made repeatedly that "...it took a Carter to get us Reagan."
Don't say that. I like Carter.
What's wrong, in my view with modern "Conservative Thought"?
It doesn't exist.
This wasn't always true.
In fact, back when I was conservative, I'd argue that, in general, conservatives had a far more coherent world-view than liberals.
No longer the case.
What happened is Reagan came along and actual thinking was forever discredited, not to mention Keynesian economics.
So, I'll make it easy for you.
Draw a "9". Now draw twelve "0"s. Putting a comma every three zeros makes it less confusing.
That's our collective debt, more than 50% of which is held by China and Japan.
I don't know why anyone should panic if all of a sudden their assets don't balance out with their debits.
The government's been operating like that for thirty years.
Just buy something big and shiny. You'll feel better.

So, to get the taste out of my mouth we'll get in the Wayback Machine and go back to that special time when the intellect of our nation was a-borning:
April 22, 1978, Detroit.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions.
Notice how the hairstyles have "evolved" over the years.
Somebody get old Prager on the horn and tell him grownups don't wear bangs (my own fell out on the pillow years ago).
And tell John Bolton too.
PS; Provided for your instruction and edification:
Button to the left (Where else would it be?):
The Fourteen Points of Facism.

2 comments:

Andy said...

Whoa. Helluva post Dan.I'd say amen if amen meant much to me. I'm a little late , but thanks for the Jesse Ventura link as well.
When you refer to George, you mean ogre?

Oliver Hart-Parr said...

Amen means, I think;
"So it is written, so mote (might) it be".
Works for me.
Yeah, the Garden Gnome, Psychotic Pixie, you know the one...

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