Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fox News. Reason Rally

I just posted this to the Fox News Site.
The Raly for Nothing in Particular.

My Comment if it doesn't get posted

Great article.  i love fox news for its factual, honest reporting and smart editorials. Ok , I jest. Another blaring incorrect article, poorly written, smug and full of hubris and arrogance. But, it's ok. Everyone knows Fox is a standing joke.
I would love the author to please tell us which great horrors defile mankind to a secular horde of monsters? I can't think of one. Hitler was a Catholic, whose state religion of fascism worked well with the weak and pathetic Church that licked his jackboots. Stalin created a state religion of Communism, eliminated free thought and persued a concept called the inheritance.   Shall I go on? Ya, but you fox types know this stuff right? oh, probably not.

These people at the reason rally fight for the rights of all people. We do not want to shut up any man, nor silence any thought where as religion, does the opposite, and tries it's best to silence the world. GO on, have your fairytales and sky daddies. I like science, skepticism and reason. How many times in history has religion put a man in space or healed a wound or cured a disease? how many times has god saved a starving child? None.
But science did.
And still does. Some god you got there.
Every time religion swung its big nasty sword, men of science stood their ground, men of free thinking. Men, who, oh, created the USA. Men like Washington that said America is NOT a Christian Nation. Jefferson, Payne.... free thinkers who realized how dangerous religion is. And here, you arrogant little men think you figured it out. I guess soon enough the new Taliban of America will walk the streets, beating up gays, punishing young lovers and allowing morality police into peoples homes.
Good stuff.

Friday, March 9, 2012

How to Solve the Iranian Nuclear Crisis.

I figured it out. How to solve the Iranian Nuclear Crisis. Very simple and the point.
Work with them.
Not sanctions, not weapons or bombs. But give them nuclear technologies. Insist that, in exchange to developing a civilian infrastructure, that there be some intergovernmental oversight. Build the power lines, build the grid.

In fact, kill Iranian fundamentalists with Kindness. How can you hate someone who's being super nice and helpful? You prevent war, you promise to keep your nose out of their problems.
But, you might ask, what about the human rights abuses? Should we just forget those?
Well, to answer than, we have to understand the strange duality of Iranian culture vs politics vs religion. I am no expert, but have done enough research to draw some superficial conclusions, or at least hypothesis's. (plural hypothesi?)

Iran's culture, and nation is complex, rich and full. Iranians compose of Christians, Jews, Muslims and secular groups, and even smaller religions like Ba'Hai and Zoroastrians to name a few.
They have distinct dialects, accents, sub cultures, from religious fundamentalists to hard core punk rockers. Iran is no Iraq. It is not a broken country.
What is broken is the leadership of Iran. The Ayatollah and the puppet elected government that runs the show.

They would be the biggest hindrance in any solution other than full blown war.  Understand this. The leaders of Iran subscribe to a type of Islam that welcomes the Apocalypse.

The majority of the population is  Shi'a. I won't go into a long description of the different sects of Islam. Read about it here. Shi'a Muslim.

 President Mahmood Ahmadinejad subscribes to an ideology that the end times will happen for Islam, and usher in a new ideal, the great Khalifat. The Saudi's don't like Iran all that much as Shi'a's are looked at as outsiders. Again, I won't go into too much detail about this. I can talk about it on another occasion. So if I seem like I'm glossing over things, I apologize.

Because of this, and continuing distrust of outsiders, any sort of outside help might be construed as weakness to the Iranian people. The government may not back down on their stance regarding the great Satan and anti Zionist stance.

Who else would cause a problem? The idiots in the Republican party.
But if these nimrod groups got their heads out of their asses, imagine what would happen if the US actively participated in a nuclear program with Iran? Maybe peace?
maybe Israel can get involved too and bridge some gaps...

Or maybe I'm just a wishful thinker.
the problem is China and Russia are fuckers. I say it with great assurance. They constantly veto operations and actions in the UN that would be humanly good, but bad for those regimes. Like any actions in Africa that might bring awareness to the persistent and slow rape of half of Africa. 
 Plus, if Iran got all chummy with the USA, imagine how mad that would make the Capitalist Fascists of China or the Putinites of Russia? 

Kudos though to Obama for dowsing the flames of war. Sometimes it takes  a lot more effort and a lot more hardship preventing war than it does allowing it to happen.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens 1949 - 2011

I first learned of Christopher Hitchens when I read some nasty anti-science articles in some forgotten christian magazine. Who was this man that brought so much ire to himself? I picked up a few of his books and have re-read them maybe a dozen times each. A brilliant writer, orator  and a master debater (hehe) he was one of the four horseman, a juggernaut of unstoppable intellect and relentless aggression to the lies and evil in which religion brings to this world.
He was controversial, sometimes a contrarian for the sake of being one, and oft arrogant, drunk, flirtatious and disrespectful, but what great man or woman  have not harnessed  fuelled and furthered because of their eccentricities? You will be missed Mr. Hitchens.

Monday, June 27, 2011

DMT and the Clockwork Elves

Alex Jones is an idiot. Now, I don't just say that loosely. 
He is what happens when you give anyone the opportunity to write whatever they want, without proof, without tangible evidence etc etc. He is part of an ongoing research article I am doing about conspiracy theory and the human condition. Alex Jones is a religious fanatic, just he believes in conspiracy instead of god. Or maybe both. In either case, watch this video and explore the "clockwork Elves".

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Canadian Politics or : Why I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Conservatives. (ok well not love)

I want all of you to stop and think strategically for a moment. 
I know some are upset at a Conservative Majority, but why? Are you reacting to the immediate? Disregarding the long term? Politics is a long, sorted process of ebb and flow. 

The Grits lost because they played an erratic game, the NDP rose because of that. And now, we have an opposition party that is inexperienced, stacked for vote count and representing former separatists. It's a great time for change isn't it? Don't forget, many of those elected to the NDP were put there to add vote count to Jack's dream of political reform. He needed numbers, but did not expect any of them to be elected. Sometimes you get what you wish for, and your pants are around your ankles in the process.

The Conservatives have to respect the voter too, and only having 40% of the popular vote means that the next four years will be about balancing the left, the right and rebuilding a better centre. 
I do not fall into the rhetoric or the fear mongering. I see a silver lining and I hope some of you do as well. Next election, or the one after, a good moral progressive government will form, but we are not prepared for that now. 

The Conservatives are the reaction of the frustrations felt by disillusioned voters sick of the glut the Liberals created. They are to blame for this. Many of you voted NDP simply because of that bloat and glut the Grits represented. 

I for one welcome what sort of initiatives the Conservatives will bring. Some I can not agree with, like the religious oriented reforms, and others I can agree with, like the Globalization of Canada, making us stronger, with a bigger global footprint. Will this benefit only a small few or will it help all of Canada? Time will tell.
How many nations with such a small population could be so effectual globally?

The NDP are also on the rise and represent a moral and ethical polarization, which is very good. Imagine a world of homogenized melancholy? That was the Liberals. Now, we have an Opposition that will call out to Mr Harper, and demand ETHICAL, moral reforms, and make sure Canada hears about the true mistakes the Conservatives are making. With the Liberals, it was always a lot of, "well, err ya they're ok... but..I dunno.."

What if Canada was Majority NDP? Would we face that horrid idea of bankruptcy? No, of course not but we would lose global confidence in our ability to manage business? Regardless of whether or not you like socialism, if you want a Strong Canada, you want a smart, economically Friendly Canada. Our Dollar is on the Rise. Our Banks are conquering the States. Our economy is moving towards information Technologies and becoming greener, smarter, and more technical, more intellectual. 

The Conservatives can do this, but they can only do it for a little bit. 
This is where the Silver Lining comes in.
The accountability and application of Change from the Conservatives (Or Reform Party really) can only go so far. WE do need cuts, we do need slimmer spending and we do need realistic goals, but that in itself can not sustain the Conservatives.
They will eventually tank out as Canada, being socially responsible , will want better application of services. Thus,  you will see the rise of the NDP. Funny though, how it will be on all the saved cash by the Conservatives.
But that is politics.

So, Instead of worrying about the immediate, think strategically and progressively. The NDP is ill experienced and lacks a strong core, and they will get their butts kicked in Parliament by the Conservatives. They are not leaders, yet. They need to learn, they need a real education. Hell, one of the elected candidates was in Vegas when they found out. This is unacceptable. Can the NDP lead one day? Sure.
Whether that's a good thing or not is left to our future selves.
For now, enjoy the visible changes, the NEW accountability of Harper and hopefully a more open, smarter government... hopefully.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Freedom is Attainable!

The war for the freedom of Libya rages as I write this, safe at home on a cold, winter's night. My client praddles on about a budget with her supplier and I wait for her acknowledgment of progression. All I can think of is what the men and women are feeling, thinking, fearing in Libya now.
I've studied Libya extensicely for years. Moammar always fascinated me. He was a man without compromise. Clearly corrupt, yet he convinces himself and his people that his actions are just and fair. Only recently, maybe the past 4 or 5 years has he gone all "tribal" and religious.
Looking Dapper MoMo
Hugo The Clown With MoMo

Make no mistake, this is a secular dictatorship. It used superficial elements of Islam to reinforce it's position as a dictatorship, but this was one mad mans mad dash for power. Say that ten times fast.

MoMo as I like to call him is no different then the other cranks in power around the world. It's a select group of clowns. One of the ring leaders, the anti-American commie wannabe Hugo Chavez nuzzled up real close to Momo.
In a world ever increasingly less tolerant of dictatorships, it's best to circle the wagons sooner than later.
The problem is, each wagon is driven by a mad blind prospector trying to protect their little piece of the SierraMadre Treasure.

A Revolution Or How I used a Dating Site to Topple a Dictator
Social Media For the Win!
Check this little story out.
The organizers of the protests used dating websites to meet, and plan demonstrations and the overall revolt! This is amazing. Using the tools available, knowing the state is watching every one of their moves, they hid in plain sight. Love saves the day..I hope.

The Fight for What is Right
There are a lot of conspiracy moonbats fluttering about claiming this was somehow inspired by the west blabla.
It wasn't,. It is the people who are fed up with being under a dictator that uses pseudo religious nonsense to further oppress and minimize them.
We see this is other nations too. I want to make a quick aside. This is not some great revolution of religion. This is not the deathblow of Islam,  this is just a group of people fed up and taking back what is theirs.
Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, even Iran. Iran is a slightly different case. Iran and Saudi Arabia are the same animal. A regime with puppet leaders, controlled by the most heinous of religious oligarchies. They deserve their own post and I will go into it later.

Right now the Libyan people are being smashed hard by those loyal to MoMo. There is no quarter for the rebels. They either keep fighting or they will face the executioners block. This is a certainty.
This is why the leaders of the Eastern Coalition, with the interim Government are pleading for the West to establish a No Fly Zone. To do this though, attack MUST be made on Libya Air Offense and Defense. Who is willing to commit the firepower for that? The US? European Nations?
This is a very dicey position to be in. Frankly, the nation that comes to the aid through defensive means, like the US could benefit greatly from a free Libya. A strategic location, a friendlier population. etc etc

But it takes resources and a population willing to commit to it. Who will that be? Who will step up and help them? What are the ramifications of giving aid to the Rebels?
There was talk of England and France getting into the fray,
and the Arab League

If any other attack comes, the whole situation could result in not just a civil war, but a total collapse of the country. Thousands and thousands of civilians will die. MoMo might even use the massive chemical weapons stockpile he threatens the West with on a daily basis.

The consequences of this would be dramatic. Horrific. I shudder to think what would happen.

The Ideal
I spoke to a man today who was wearing a Libyan Flag. not the current one but the one from before MoMo's take over.
He was only 10 when his country went into chaos. His father would tell him about how it was under Italy, and how it changed and degraded, grew then faltered again under MoMo's regime. (He called him Mad Man Qaddafi)
He told me that he feels powerless being over here in Canada but happy his children have a good life without the worry of oppression and violence. He did lose some distant cousins in the fighting and feels for his family still trapped in Tripoli. I will keep his name confidential as I don't want any of Mad Man Qaddafi's men to find him and indirectly punish his family.

He did tell me before leaving the line at Tim's, that, after having long talks with relatives and friends from all over the African and Arab world, that things are changing, and watch out, they are going to happen fast. We said our goodbyes and all I could do is look at him with respect. I felt for him, being unable to help those in a place where he came from, happy yet sad that he lives in such luxury, that of peace, where as others struggle for a piece of bread.
I part you

If you are reading this, and you live in a world where your thoughts, actions, feelings, sexuality, gender, race and even beliefs are being subjugated, you are brutalized and abused, you are not alone.
You though have an opportunity to make right for what has been wronged.
I'm not talking about the spoiled Urbanites in North America who love to protest, I'm talking about you, the Chinese guy who doesn't like his government. You the Iranian woman who would rather  find the love of another woman. You the abused Liberian, raped since two and left for dead.
There is hope. It takes a leader, and maybe one of you have it in you. Maybe one of you will read this and say, you know what, I am a leader. Maybe one of you will stand up against it.
Maybe one of you.
The Prophet

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