Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What constitutes proof of existence?

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/national_review_birthers_are_an_embarrassment_to_the_right/#c499262

wilzyk:

Obamas own paternal Grandmother stated unequivocally that she was present at his birth in Mombasa Kenya in the summer of 1961. No other living human has claimed to be present at his birth.


This one point is continuously studiously ignored.

While the terms of the stand alone complex that caused this election to go this way generally lend themselves to total unknowns taking the fore due to having the least amount of likelihood to generate cognitive dissonance and disrupt the phenomenon, there’s something else.

Obama has precious little record of anything prior to 2007. There are the usual papers and paperwork, the usual legal records and filings, but they’re just paper. Artifacts that signify nothing. Does the pipe I own and smoke mean I was here? Does the chair under your butt have some special power proving you existed? No. They’re no more meaningful than the cars rusting in your nearby auto yard or the remnant calcium compounds where the bones of a caveman have finally gone. Something happened but it’s all a matter of your interpretation.

I have a birth certificate from the US Navy that the US Govt. itself will not accept as proof of my citizenship for a security clearance… but will take any given state’s from an era when $100 was enough to convince an overworked clerk to falsify any number of documents. What’s the likelihood of getting a false document from a major military hospital staffer who carries a rank? Strange that don’t you think?

He’s supposed to be a lawyer and their entire claim to fame is oratory before other people, their ability to spin a convincing tale that gets a jury to give them what they want which is to justify their billed hours. I live in a court town and you cannot throw a rock and not generate a lawsuit. I know no lawyer so incompetent at speaking without a prepared speech, and one prepared by someone else I might add, as Obama.

That doesn’t track.

He’s probably among the whitest black men ever to grace Washington, D.C. but he’s still black and in a nation obsessed with skin color he practically rode a Segway into office without a peep about it. African-Americans seemed to pay no attention whatsoever as if this was every day and nothing out of the ordinary. Whites and the rest paid no attention either.

What gives our lives meaning and says we were here is what is formed in others when we reflect off of each other by our presence, our actions, what we communicate and show.

There’s next to no sign that Obama existed before just a few years ago and while some people slouch through their lives leaving no ripple in them, utterly irrelevant to their own lives, so much so they could die and they wouldn’t even notice their own passing, he’s achieved a rare thing certainly. One so rare as it has never happened before. He’s managed to leave so little a mark on his own existence as to not exist and yet managed to get his hands on the executive control of the most powerful nation ever to exist as if he’s just the latest in a long line of clerks hitting aisle 7 at Safeway.

I’ve also noticed that other people don’t seem to think he exists either. Or that his existence if he has one has any significance. Haven’t you noticed the distinct lack of leadership from the White House? Almost as if he’s just some shmoe hired to play housekeeper and face on the TV and the policy is made elsewhere? The Democrats aren’t lining up behind him at all. They’re lining up behind a big blank space with Obama’s face, but not lining up behind him. There’s a difference between getting with someone and merely standing behind the concept of them, like a cardboard cutout.

If that doesn’t strike you as a bit odd, then maybe you’re just the sort the story was written for. We’ll see how well the editing takes, but this is not the way it went.

That which we would do

we do not do if it is what we said we should do but rather that which we would do which we do not say we would do.

That which we say we should do we say we would do but do not do what we say we should do but instead do what we would do.

If what we would do is not what we should do then...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Roundup of Minor Notices

Hillary Clinton on North Korea:

Clinton said that "what we've seen is this constant demand for attention." She added that "maybe it's the mother in me, the experience I've had with small childeren and teen-agers and people who are demanding attention: Don't give it to them."

Of course. Don’t give them attention and they’ll just go away. That worked sooooo well in Columbine didn’t it?

Iraqis Show Who's Boss

Fadhil told The Associated Press about two occasions in which Iraqi troops turned down U.S. requests to move around the capital until they had Iraqi escorts, and one instance to conduct a raid, which the Iraqis carried out themselves.

"They are now more passive than before," he said of U.S. troops. "I also feel that the Americans soldiers are frustrated because they used to have many patrols, but now they cannot. Now, the American soldiers are in prison-like bases as if they are under house-arrest."

According to the libtards, wasn’t Bush supposed to have conquered Iraq for oil and Halliburton contracts or some such and put us completely in charge of a puppet government? Some puppets, telling us what we can and can’t do in… oh yeah, their country which we handed right back to them in the aftermath of the removal of Saddam Hussein.

Curiously, BET co-founder makes a Republican pick...

A billionaire co-founder of the Black Entertainment Television network who is also a key Democratic donor has endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor.

Sheila Johnson joined McDonnell at a Monday appearance in Richmond. She says she thinks the Republican can turn around the state's sluggish economy and prefers him over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds.

A woman yet… Hmmmm…

Methinks that a black woman going with the Republicans will be met with a mixture of silence and laughable condemnation largely centering on absurd notions of authenticity.

April 1st Arrives Many Months Early

The meat a little more than half way through the article is in this single bit:

In an interview for an upcoming SCMagazine article, Jonathan Lamy, chief spokesperson for the RIAA comments, "DRM is dead, isn’t it?"

Wow. That truly equates to the RIAA officially declaring DRM dead.

NOT.

Keep your powder dry people. The *AA are not gone and we are not safe.

Kelly Hildebrandt Marries Kelly Hildebrandt

Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt, 20, and Kelly Carl Hildebrandt, 24

The amazing thing for me is that he’s walking loose and not doing time in prison for assaulting his parents for naming him Kelly. Maybe they were fans of “A Boy Named Sue”, but really… Kelly?

Spot the Lie Time

I’ll even help you:

Conservative Leaders Deplore Proposed Health-Care Reform Takeover

Easy as that.

You’re welcome.

World Continues to Call Lawful Honduran Removal of Unlawful President a Coup

Sensationalism up front:

Honduras' de facto leader came under increased pressure on Monday to hand power back to the ousted president with Europe halting economic aid and top Latin American officials warning of bloodshed if he does not back down.

Kernel of truth wrapped in deception bit of fact at the rear:

He had upset his political rivals by trying to lift presidential term limits and the army toppled him after the Supreme ordered his arrest.

Would it upset Obama’s political rivals if he tried to lift presidential term limits illegally? The correct answer is that it is beside the fact. The point is that the former president of Honduras tried to lift presidential term limits illegally, which would constitute a coup by the sitting president as he’d hold the office illegally instead of legally. Recognizing this, the Supreme Court of Honduras gave Zelaya the boot.

That Zelaya was himself attempting a coup and that forcing his return to power is to take part in that coup, seems to be studiously ignored by the media and the world.

Belated Notice of an Excellent Article

John Hawkins : 5 Character Flaws That Are Destroying America's Future - Townhall.com

READ THIS.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Steps of Human Cognition With Respect to Emotion

These I have corralled into four steps, each of which impart their own separate yet interconnected experience.

Passionate Emotionality
This is the first step of human cognition where something sufficiently provocative to be noticed consciously and not absorbed unconsciously is dealt with. At this stage, emotionality provides the drive and thus I call it passionate in that it has an emotionally based force to it and not a simple rules matching, following, and deducing sort of motivation.

In this step, human experience is framed in and largely formed from jumps of assumption, leaps of faith, instinctive reactions, rapid escalations of feedback reaction, and the like.

This is the step known for women stomping out after a man says the wrong thing, men throwing a punch in a bar, children screaming that they never get their way, and so on.

Dispassionate Emotionality
This is the second step where the human mind tries to get an ordered logical grasp on what for it is still an emotionally based scene. The drive of emotion which is poorly understood and functions on its own without intellectual understanding more often than not now fades and the vacuum demands to be filled, and the mind fills it with tab A slot B reasoning, but applying it to emotion, trying to both use emotion to solve or understand a problem and at the same time refine the understanding of emotion itself.

This stage is the stage of cagey shrewd behavior in social situations, the part that thinks it over as to whether to take someone home from the singles bar, and the part that covers what to tell your boss during a review.

Passionate Intellectuality
Next up comes the return of emotional drive as in the last stage the emotion was given an overly large sense of itself by the overt focus from the start, the seeming aegis of logic and order in the second step, and commits itself to being the drive behind actual logical though. It's as if the emotion somehow thinks it can conquer that simple logic stuff and avoids its own emotional aspects of leaps of faith and intuition, or that the human begins to tire of fruitless leaps and instead in an emotional fit decides to try actual facts on the ground as it sees them.

This is the stage of long talks with oneself, the stage of trying to make a doghouse without planning, the stage of diving into your math homework.

Dispassionate Intellectuality
Finally the emotion burns out and a sort of resolve to not be resolved is reached and the brain's eternal attempt at finding reason and meaning has to play by itself without emotional drive or interest, and so goes on repeating times tables and thinking of how many screws will be required to affix a plaque to a wall.

This last step starts out with a push out the door goodbye from emotion and goes on with analytical thinking of various subjects step by step without much passing interest from emotion, more or less, until emotion suddenly feels a need to intervene, usually because something piqued its interest. In the meantime the brain doodles along 5+5=10/2=5*3=15+5=20...

This is also the part that creates works like Kant's while it is the preceding stage which keeps shoving this one along to get it done.

All this will be dressed up and refined as I go along but it is what I've noticed so far. As I've said elsewhere, there are multiply re-entrant lines of logic, and crossovers of logic between that of emotion and that of pure intellect and while they sometimes conspire without discrepancy they more often act as sneering contentious rivals. Nevertheless, they compliment each other and somehow human cognition functions despite emotion's rowdiness and intellect's seeming unconsciousness. One is all smell the flowers, the other doesn't see the cell structures for the flowers, and between them...

Double Digit Unemployment Is Here!

Unemployment tops 10% in 15 states, D.C. - USATODAY.com

WASHINGTON — Unemployment topped 10% in 15 states and the District of Columbia last month, according to federal data released Friday. The rate in Michigan surpassed 15%, the first time any state hit that mark since 1984.

Home to the nation's struggling automakers, Michigan has been clobbered by lost factory jobs. Its jobless rate of 15.2% in June was the highest in the country, but the record-high for the state was 16.9% in November 1982.

Still, the Labor Department said it's the first time in 25 years that any state has suffered an unemployment rate of at least 15%. In 1984, it was West Virginia.

The national unemployment rate is 9.5%, a 26-year high, and is expected to hit 10% by year-end. In May, the jobless rate topped 10% in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

I strongly suggest clicking that link to see the chart. It is not pretty. I bolded the most relevant line above.

Charles Krauthammer Reminds Us of the Moon and a Future We Abandoned

Charles Krauthammer : The Moon We Forgot - Townhall.com

After countless millennia of gazing and dreaming, we finally got off the ground at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Within 66 years, a nanosecond in human history, we'd landed on the moon. Then five more landings, 10 more moonwalkers, and, in the decades since, nothing.

To be more precise: almost 40 years spent in low Earth orbit studying, well, zero-G nausea and sundry cosmic mysteries. We've done it with the most beautiful, intricate, complicated -- and ultimately, hopelessly impractical -- machine ever built by man: the space shuttle. We turned this magnificent bird into a truck for hauling goods and people to a tinkertoy we call the International Space Station, itself created in a fit of post-Cold War internationalist absentmindedness as a place where people of differing nationality can sing "Kumbaya" while weightless.

Krauthammer’s usual style of massively understated and nearly emotionless devastation of his target of rebuke comes through again.

We turned away from the future we watched on Star Trek and turned inward to letting the political class run this nation and world into the ground by comparison. In the name of solving poverty we made it worse. In the name of solving racism we made it worse. In the name of saving the environment we made it worse. We are now in the USA under the boot heels of people whose idea of how to save the planet is not to get humanity off of it into space where we can make environments from scratch that we are compatible with but instead to cull the herd as it were and cut the numbers of humans down to whatever in their arrogance is viewed as “sustainable”.

Remember when you were told you’d one day cruise space on some sort of liner to the moon? To Mars?

We’re moving father and farther from your great grandkids ever doing that never mind you.

ADDENDUM:

Voice of America Reminds Us of Apollo 11
VOA News - US Remembers 40-Year Anniversary of Moon Landing

PC World Misses the Point and Engages in Leg Tingling over the Internet
Apollo's 40th Anniversary Shows True Wonder of the Internet

It's one of the few times I can truly say that what I'm watching online is absolutely incredible. It's the difference between fluff and real emotion. This is a weekend where watching the unfolding recreations and simulcast coverage is not to be missed. Even as I'm writing this right now on my modern desktop PC, which has far more computing power in its single AMD Athlon chip than was available to mission controllers for Apollo 11 back in 1969 on their complex mission computers, I'm listening in the background to the audio tracks of the mission being replayed in real time. Absolutely amazing.

By now he should be writing that article on the moon from his room at the Sea of Tranquility Hilton.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apple Begs Microsoft to Stop Making Fun of Them (It’s Apple’s Shtick)

UPDATE: Apple Asks Microsoft To Stop Running Ad Campaign>MSFT

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Apple Inc. (AAPL) recently asked Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to stop running television commercials that suggest its Macintosh computers are expensive, the latest indication that the rivalry between the companies is heating up.

I agree. They should flat out SAY IT, not suggest it. It’s true.

The interaction, which happened about two weeks ago, has emboldened Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft to continue its "Laptop Hunter" campaign, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said on Wednesday at the software giant's partner conference.

Wow, it only took that to embolden them. They should have had an “interaction” years ago.

"We're just going to keep running them and running them and running them," Turner said at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2009.

Funniest line in the entire article. They should keep on running anything that makes Apple cry and whine like the elitist snobby self centered bastards they are.

The television spots feature shoppers looking for laptop computers and dismissing Macintosh models because they are too pricey. Apple complained because the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has lowered prices on some of its machines, Turner said.

Let us know when you lower the price of all machines, MacOS licenses, and attendant bundled software to the same range as the PC world. You won’t because you’re control freaks over at Apple and have never grasped that Microsoft’s win was IBM’s release of the platform into the wild, no matter what led to that.

News of the exchange comes amid growing rivalry between the two companies. Apple has been tweaking Microsoft for several months in a television and Internet campaign that portrays computers running its Windows operating system as out-of-date and its users as fuddy duddies.

Apple has smugly implied and let their user base do the direct claiming of the idea that Windows is too complex for the average person. The adoption rate of Windows Vista despite all the complaints, as well as Linux, clearly show the average person can handle more complexity than Apple believes.

If anything it is more evidence of Apple’s patronizing attitude towards others. I am not surprised however as they are the odds on favorite platform of elitist snob liberals everywhere who evidently don’t mind being dictated to and told what they can run on their machines from a central authority as long as they can believe otherwise no matter how false that belief is.

Apple declined to comment on the recent exchange.

Nothing to say people? Come on Apple. You used to know what open approachable platforms were. You fielded the Apple ][ platform, the single most open platform ever in the history of personal computing as far as hardware goes. Were Linux to have happened back then, Apple ][ might still be the way of things.

Steve Jobs is the single biggest reason for the decline of the Apple brand from a bright and wonderful and inviting brand to a brand known far and wide as the favorite of liberal leftists, elitist snobs, and the self-satisfied and smug. I’ve been saying it since the late eighties but the Mac crowd won the day and us hackers were told to get lost.

Well, we did and now we rule the PC world with a dominant Microsoft that gives us all the development info anyone could want, and a Linux world of disparate distros enough to satisfy anyone and guess who is the ruler of the business desktop and all that income from it?

It’s not Apple.

Addendum:

Microsoft: Apple wanted 'Laptop Hunters' ads pulled

Soon to come, some thoughts on self, other, one, etc.

I don't follow one school as might be clear by now. I believe that Jung, Freud and others all have made important points. For instance I believe logically that if you conceive that there is you, then there must be not you. If there is something that defines you, something else must not define you. There is you and then there is not you. There is self and there is other.

I also believe in archetypes, but no so simplistically as Jung did, rather I think that archetypes are implied through experience and reaction to experience in the multiply re-entrant logical paths of experience and cognition that we have, and that the archetypes are not only those inherent to our existence as two legged animals but also those we create in society and culture.

So I'll be writing about those as time goes by. I will not flatter myself as Kant would have put it, to think I am mounting a critique of pure existence, but I do hope to put down some ideas of value that cut to the central logical matters of existence and implication.

That by the way is another theme I note in the world: implication and assumption. I'll write of that as well.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

European Parliament Elects Former Polish Prime Minister as President – Insert Polish Jokes Here

Milestone for Eastern Europe: European Parliament Elects Former Polish Prime Minister as President - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News – International

Predictably, he’s all politician and says this gem:

“The biggest crisis1 that we must overcome2 is the crisis3 of the lack of trust4 from our citizens5,” he said. “Our citizens often do not understand us6 -- we must do everything to change this7.”

Okay…

  1. Right off the bat we start off with the instinctive appeal point of all politicians, the appeal to fear. Everything is a crisis, so act now!
  2. “we” who? Who has to overcome? What are we overcoming? He has yet to state it yet, but he is setting us up for it…
  3. Yes, we’re being told twice that this is a crisis, once through inference and once directly. We must be stupid or he must be a politician.
  4. We the people not trusting you the politician is a crisis? To you politicians maybe.
  5. At least he got the word right and he even used the collective ownership implication through the word “our”. The force is strong with this one.
  6. And so we veer right off the road into the nether regions of stupid. We are being told through implication that the alleged crisis, this lack of trust in politicians by the citizenry, is a matter of us not understanding them. On the contrary, we don’t trust you because we understand you perfectly well.
  7. “We” who? You politicians? Us citizens?

Truly the EU has chosen a solid politician for this largely ceremonial and mostly irrelevant position at the head of the largely ceremonial and mostly irrelevant European Union. Unfortunately, that might be all he is.

Well to you. He’s the spitting image of my grandfather. So this is just sad for me.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Head desk head desk head desk…

Editorial: Out of Africa | Editorials | Jerusalem Post

In the American ideal, leaders who cling to power through deceit and the silencing of dissent are on the wrong side of history, to paraphrase a line from President Barack Obama's inaugural address.

The way that Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and leftist blogroach astroturfers have been attempting to do?

Glad we’ve got another example of Obama’s naked hypocrisy and lying down pat there. Sadly, a newspaper from an entirely different continent had to point it out. The news here is still busy giving Obama literary blowjobs.

This was essentially the message Obama brought with him as he and his family spent a day over the weekend in Ghana.

Whoops, spoke too soon. How does that knob taste there?

The president is of Kenyan descent on his father's side; the First Lady is the great-great-granddaughter of a slave.

And I’m descended from Polish Jews who were forcibly converted to Christianity, American Indians who were forcibly ejected from their lands, and a lot of other people who were pushed out of one place or another themselves. Does this have anything to do with anything? No. What matters is what I the living do now.

Ghana was selected for the visit because it is one of the few stable democracies on the continent.

Botswana still gets all its American love from HBO but none from the prez.

Over the years, Jews also contributed to some of the key legal victories achieved by the civil rights movement. For instance, Jack Greenberg assisted Thurgood Marshall in the watershed US Supreme Court case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, and succeeded him as counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

When the black power movement achieved ascendancy in the 1960s-1970s, and violent Jew-hatred became a regular occurrence in urban America, what divided Jews and blacks became stronger than that which united them. The two communities were further driven apart because Jews mostly opposed racial preferences in employment (affirmative action) - even to compensate for institutionalized discrimination.

Ah, the obligatory Jewish angle. Why oh why do we need to make these references? I note that Orthodox and Conservatives don’t seem to have this obsession with finding a Jewish angle which makes me hopeful that this can go away some day but all humanity has a superficial “let’s find a local angle” tendency. However, that doesn’t make it right and the mark of conscience is to through action reflect a cognition of that.

Once discrimination in the institution became illegal there was no institutionalized discrimination, only subversive discrimination, and it is entirely proper and ethical that those who make an accusation prove guilt and not that the accused prove innocence. To give racial preferences as this article puts it is to presume guilt of all whites a priori.

Yeah, that’s moral, huh?

Why does that last part in the quote up there sound so guilty. As in, “we’re sorry and embarrassed that so many Jews were so selfish as to not embrace racial preferences”. Why can’t some get this through their heads? Those black people, they are your fellow humans. So if you’re going to hold yourself to moral standards, then why not them? If Jews can bust ass and earn a position WHY NOT BLACKS? Are they incapable?

Don’t answer that. Think for a minute about the message sent by treating blacks as if they could not possibly meet the same standards and instead giving them success they never earned. You would never wish that of fellow Jews so why the long face in that phrasing?

TO A welcome and remarkable extent, tensions between African Americans and Jews have receded in the 21st century. It seemed only natural that Obama should receive 78 percent of the Jewish vote, and that two of the president's closets aides would be Jewish.

If you’re going to vote based on race or religion or other quantity that was not related to earning the spot based on qualities bearing on that position, then would you not want the best example? I understand the JPost’s “happy to see a Jewish face” simplicity in the thinking but come on… Rahm Emmanuel? What the fuck… We couldn’t be maybe wishing for a Jew who had more ethics and morals than to work for this, the single most corrupt administration in American history which has managed to do what was once thought a terrible but near impossibility, that is run up a ONE TRILLION DOLLAR PLUS BUDGET DEFICIT? In only seven months, an extreme and extremely dubious record has been set. Guess who is now linked? Blacks and Jews. Good choice of people to have represent. Obama and Emmanuel.

The US civil rights movement and our Zionist enterprise, 6,000 miles away, share a passion for the Promised Land.

So now you’re conflating the chasing of a home of our own where Jews can defend and make safe themselves with a system that keeps blacks as pets on a political plantation.

Maybe you dimbulbs at the JPost editorial board should read something other than the press releases of the NAACP.

Editorial fail.

Postscript: I will herein reprint from Wikipedia’s entry on tzedakah, as most to least proper in Maimonides’ view.

    1. Giving a person independence so that s/he will not have to depend on tzedakah. Maimonides enumerates four forms of this, from the greatest to the weakest:

      1. Giving a poor person work.
      2. Making a partnership with him or her (this is lower than work, as the recipient might feel he doesn't put enough into the partnership).
      3. Giving an interest-free loan to a person in need.
      4. Giving a grant to a person in need.
    2. Giving tzedakah anonymously to an unknown recipient via a person (or public fund) which is trustworthy, wise, and can perform acts of tzedakah with your money in a most impeccable fashion.
    3. Giving tzedakah anonymously to a known recipient.
    4. Giving tzedakah publicly to an unknown recipient.
    5. Giving tzedakah before being asked.
    6. Giving adequately after being asked.
    7. Giving willingly, but inadequately.
    8. Giving "in sadness" - it is thought that Maimonides was referring to giving because of the sad feelings one might have in seeing people in need (as opposed to giving because it is a religious obligation).

Where in that do you read that running up the largest budget deficit in American history, driving the American unemployment numbers ever closer to those of the Great Depression, and taking the arrogant attitude that they have the right to do so because they won is a good idea?

HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU CALL STEALING MONEY FROM ONE MAN’S PAYCHECK AND GIVING A FRACTION OF IT TO ANOTHER MAN TZEDAKAH???!!!

Bet your ass that Jews like Rahm Emmanuel think that’s fair. Who would you rather hold up as an excellent example of Jewry? Emmanuel or Maimonides?

The same question needs to be put to American blacks. Is Obama really the best you could get or did you settle? And by the way, how do you feel about this sell-out cretin being voted for so overwhelmingly by Jews?

I will herein requote what Conservative Black Woman did on her blog, stated by Digital Publius:

Then you have the Original Democrats, these are folks that know the origin of the Democratic party. They know that it was the Democrats who started the Klu Klux Klan, with the express purpose of terrorizing black voters and to keep them from voting for the party that freed them. The O.D.s are the ones that still remember it was the Democrats during the civil rights movement that turned on the fire hoses and loosed the dogs on the civil rights activists in the 50s and 60s. It was the Democrats that raised the Confederate battle flag over all the municipal buildings in the south.

The O.D.s know that the party simply changed tactics when they lost the civil rights struggle, instead of beating and lynching people, they began to implement programs that stemmed the tide of independent minority progress both socially and economically, while appearing to be the party of the black man. Since we began to vote en masse for the democrats can we as the black community honestly say we are better off?

With 70 percent of our children now being born out of wedlock and the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country? With our young men disproportionately represented in the nations jails and prisons and killing themselves in violent criminal activity in staggering numbers? This was not the case during my parents time nor was it the case when I was a kid in the 70’s when the liberal programs were just getting started, we are only now really seeing the bitter harvests that those programs are yielding.

Black Americans are NOT children, looking up to the messiah chosen for them by white people and we should want to have little to do with it. I did nonetheless vote specifically because of one thing: the alarm wakes us with a start and not by petting us on the head gently. I didn’t do that as a Jew or a white man or anything like that. I did that on my own as an individual. The JPost is ill-advised to try to tie Obama to Jews in the public mind. Wait another few years and that will become crystal clear.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tyrannosaurus Debt



Courtesy of Rodney Graves @ Say Anything...

Astronomy Picture of the Day