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[May 11 update: 'THE BC ERA.' (Yes, BushClinton.) See Gringommentary (below IRAQANOIA)....April 27: VIRGINIA TECH: AMERICAN JIHAD? See Gringommentary.]
Iraqanoia. [from the Gringo Dictionary]
1.As cited by gringoVision, a disorder which
confronts paranoia, embraces it and takes it to new heights, or depths.: A
condition rampant world-wide today, especially in the U.S.
2. Can be mistaken for classical paranoia, as in an unrealistic sense of righteousness, moral grandeur and gravitas. E.g. A semi-articulate President (compassionate conservative), praising a "Religion of Peace", believes that a politically correct U.S. occupation force, prosecuting its own soldiers and demeaned by its own media, legalists and political opponents, can democratize a thousand years of submission to Islam and the Rule of Fear. His opponents, too, show symptoms of excessive moral grandeur. The peace activist Mother Sheehan uses her dead son who volunteered for a war; media magnates give away techniques of spying on terrorists; Congressmen embrace defeat; the Islamic assassins plan to establish a post-Crusader Caliphate of Iraq.
3. Another similarity to clinical paranoia is a tendency to display superiority, and to keep on displaying it. Donald Rumsfeld remained Secretary of Defense for six years with Presidential blessing. Rumsfeld's talents, accomplishments, independence, rationality and gritty can-do spirit loomed majestically as troubles in Baghdad kept exploding. He finally left office with his superiority, benefits and Presidential blessing intact
4. The Iraqanoid personality may be highly suspicious of others,. This can lead to extreme allegations. Lefties, suffering with frustrated righteousness, will curse conspiracies, Big Oil, Blackwater security, or Haliburton's receiving monetary compensation for operating in the world's most dangerous war zone. Muslims articulate the Left's hatred more directly: America is Satan. Infidels, or others from the Right, see America as Big Pussy, being eaten alive by the piranha of socialism and the sharks of international thuggery.
5. Iraqanoia per se can be like paranoia, yet has its very own symptoms which are endemic, if not exclusive, to itself. e.g. A feeling of vague apprehension, wariness, free-floating suspicion (not sure exactly who to be suspicious of), poll fatigue, media shell shock, political angst, a crisis of the will.
6. A feeling of being battered from Right to Left, and Left to Right.
7. A sense of being trapped between Iraq and a hard sofa, the pizza delivery never arriving.
8. Semantic angst. i.e. How to call defeat a victory, withdrawal heroic and surrender an accomplishment? How to fail against rag-tag assassins and not be seen by mullahs and most everyone else as a nation of losers, if not degenerates and decadents, ripe for further humiliation and exploitation, as when the barbarians began to toy with Rome?
9. Iraqanoiacs can be peacey liberals, bottom-line libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, greenies for Gore, the existentially fed-up, cable comedians, campus Bolsheviki, outraged idealists and, increasingly, compassionate conservatives.
10. The Iraqanoid personality may come down with symptoms that include MSM overload, post-Vietnam nostalgia reflux, breaking out in a rash of talking points and, in certain cases, Bi-Polar Internet Disorder, swinging from patriotic euphoria to progressive depression.
11. A form of Iraquanoia Psychosis: Providing or promoting extremely detailed scientific "proof" of who really brought down the Twin Towers on 9.11 (hint: these alleged perps do not pray to Mecca or expect 72 virgins.)
GRINGOMMENTARY: May 11 THE BC ERA
All right, we're in the 19th year of what
gringoVision dubs 'The Bush-Clinton Era'. A misnomer, you say? Inaccurate? Misleading? Unfairly offensive both
to Dems and Pubs? Is it groundless, just a glib insinuation that both parties have
become purveyors of good and evil ('bad' for seculars) or at least evil,)'bad') as they look more
and more like pimples on the face of Lady America? Is sober reflection even
possible inside the belly of the epoch, without the historian's arm chair
This BC Era is noted for breeding millionaires like flies or workhorses (choose your simile), cocky stock markets, low unemployment, a BC down-sized pc military unable to properly man the Iraq project, very intensive globalizing and out-sourcing (encouraged by Ivy League globalistas like Bush and Clinton), BC multi-culturalism, emboldened Islamic fanatics, BC confusion on how to confront Islam, border anarchy, unprecedented waves of illegal aliens, anchor baby boom, astronomical entitlements, professional victimologists, history's fattest poor people, the telecom and New Media revolution, mainstreaming homosexuality, Soros workers, the care and feeding of White Guilt Syndrome, the emergence of slut n' thug culture once confined to the ebony ghetto, a BC politically correct Police State feared by broadcasters and even by office-holders, and race racketeering (mainly by white liberals and their media-hatched black "leaders", replacing the old defeated conservative racism with the new triumphant liberal racism and its notorious double standards.)
About this BC Era, volumes could be, should be and no doubt will be written, possibly even before the Era is finally over. Hardly a story day goes by that's not illustrative in some way, whether appearing online, heard on the air, seen on plasma or read in one of the environmentalists' losing-ad-revenue tree killers.
Eg. The Fort Dix Six. Albanian muslims nabbed before completing plans to mass murder soldiers in New Jersey, three entering U.S. illegally at the Bush-Clinton border with Mexico (later stopped and released 56 times according to Congressman Peter KIng (R/NY), others here legally thanks to Clinton's war to support them against the Christian Serbs in Kosovo, all of them "educated" by an Uncle Muslim who had studied Jihad while a convicted felon in a Bush-Clinton prison of religious tolerance and diversity, meaning tax-funded ACLU-supported imams.
E.g. Paris Hilton. The 26-year old heiress and PR creation, a pretty blonde of no discernible talent or mind. Los Angeles judge sentences her to 45-days for a repeat performance of the drunken driving that could kill herself and, more important to the community, others. In the Bush-Clinton Era no shame is felt or expressed. Au contraire, fans are indignant at their idol's being 'persecuted.' The mother, in fact, is outraged, calling the Judge "pathetic." How does the Judge respond to the wealthy harridan? He does not. He will not toss her arrogance into the pokey for 'contempt of court.' In the Bush-Clinton Era such an act would be considered "macho," for an American man, or even worse, "anti-feminist." This also shows how slut n' thug culture is not limited to 'mamas of color," she being the mother of what is widely considered a celebrity strumpet. The mother also demonstrates why elitists---the entitlement rich--- are such patronizers of the entitlement poor. The rich feel their own entitlement deeply, so they're able to hand down a facsimile to the big-buttocked lower orders. The right to foie gras and the right to food stamps only seem different. The Bush-Clinton Era understands this. And the BC Era's pc police will doom any attempt to frankly describe Paris Hilton's danger in jail---assuming she ever serves any of the 45-day sentence. It will not be possible, for example, to note the inmate threats already made against her and her youthful blonde body as threats coming from "lesbian beasts" and "flophouse bull dykes." Such a slip into frank accuracy could land the perpetrator in long-term "sensitivity training" and treatment for homophobia, what was known in Communist Vietnam as "re-education camp."
E.g. The BC Era's new feminized military. The question is not, Can a woman do a man's job? Obviously some women can do some men's jobs (just as some men can do some women's jobs.) Of course, you might not want to hold up females like Brigadier General Janis Karpinski as a stellar example (Commandant of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, the NY Times favorite front-page story for over a month). Both genders make mistakes. (Note on General Janis, later demoted to Colonel Karpinski : it appears that she was not a sadist or part-time dominatrix, and ttried hard to do her job. Whether or not she was in over her head, it was clearly a very difficult, very hectic war-time situation. The evidence clearly shows that Rumsfeldian Washington went to war with a BC military that was down-sized, under-manned, and ill-prepared for post-Saddam security problems in Iraq.) The Bush-Clinton Era's feminization, stuck in Politically Correct, leads inevitably to special consideration for anything designated as a 'minority.' www.militarycorruption.com has years of exmples. The most recent begins: "The Navy is faced with a unique problem. What to do with a female officer - reportedly an instructor at the Naval Academy - who has worked as a part-time prostitute for infamous "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey?"
May 04 REPUBLICAN 'DWARFING SHADOW.'
Reviewing last night's Republican debate, Peggy Noonan, a former aide to Ronald Reagan, laid it on nice and thick in the Wall Street Journal...."But behind the hopeful candidates, a dwarfing shadow loomed, a shadow almost palpable in its power …" She was referring, of course, to a no-show, someone who hasn't even entered the race yet, a man who, as gringommentary last week predicted, leading Pub contenders have reason to fear, despite having a huge head-start over him in the do-or-die matter of fund-raising. Peggy's "dwarfing shadow" would be, yes, the Tennessean Fred Thompson. So, is it time to know more about this lawyer and celebrated TV actor, as rivals and enemies hurry into serious dirt digging mode? No question. It turns out that former Senator Thompson is also known to think and to write. Apparently, despite a certain stately, even courtly manner, he will even engage the controversial, i.e. matter that will make passionate friends and equally passionate enemies. E.g. Here is a recent article in which he confronts two figures who polarize on a level comparable to Hillary Rodham Clinton and George Walker Bush: namely Fidel Castro and Michael Moore, not to mention Hollywood and the "strange infatuation" with El Commandante, the world's longest living dictator: THE MYTH OF CUBAN HEALTH CARE
(April 27) VIRGINIA TECH; AMERICAN JIHAD?
Premise: The Virginia Tech slaughter of April 16, 2007 has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with Islamic jihad.......
True, the most proficient lone nut gunman in US history had 'Ismail Ax' red-lettered on his arm as he coldly, almost calmly, shot more than fifty students and faculty, carefully putting three hollow-point bullets into many of them, eventually killing 32 and wounding others, shocking a nation and pleasing certain world observers , like the Internet site that hailed him as 'the South Korean Shaikh al-Virgini.' However---the rant of semi (if not wholly) demented Internet rabble notwithstanding---does the 'Ismail Ax' detail qualify this mad student assassin in any way as a conventional Islamic terrorist, a jihad fanatic?
No, of course not, even if there are 'buts.' And plenty of 'buts' there are. Cho Seung Hui, the 23-year old resident alien time bomb, arrived here at age 8 with his parents from South Korea, a country with barely a mosque full of muslims. Koreans, like most Far Easterners, have little to do with Mecca. The huge majority would rather venerate ancestors than submit to a creed from Araby. You can't Allah them very easily. You can't conquer them very easily. South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and now a billion Chinese are intensely involved with modern production, as opposed to a relatively non-productive medeival psyche subsidized by oil in the ground. They want things now on this earth, for themselves, family and descendants. They don't want to have to die first. Most look to profit, not the Prophet.
But there are anomalies, exceptions. There are conversions. How do we know that Cho Seung Hui didn't convert? There are reports that his parents had worked in Saudi Arabia, the Wahabbi homeland which plants mosques around the world, even one on East 96th Street in Manhattan. His roommates and others at Virginia Tech report nothing obvious.
There are no reports that his extremely anti-social silence was due to immersion in Koran study. No prayer rug No beard. No known objection to hot dogs, pork fried rice or Virginia ham.
But would a jihadi who hates the West, deliberately exploiting its liberal laws and permissiveness, walk around Virginia Tech's campus in Osama bin Laden tee shirt? And what about 'Ismail Ax' lettered on his arm? Ishmael (considered by Jews the illegitimate son of Abraham), seeded the Arab race and hence the muslims, who refer to 'Ismail, son of Ibrahim,' The ax was for smashing idols of the infidels. See? Ismail Ax, The disciplined maniac even wrote that on the 'Murderer's Manifesto,' the promo package he mailed to NBC.
No, not exactly. The NBC package bore return address 'A. Ishmael.' This indicates that he used both the muslim ('Ismail') and the Judeo-Christian ('Ishmael') spellings for the Father of the Arabs. There are also literary interpretations, like Herman Melville's famous opening to his classic American novel Moby Dick, "Call me Ishmael.' suggesting loner status, alienation from society and Western civilization. Remember, Cho Seung Hui was considered a paranoid schizophrenic fourth year English Major, with attitude.
But wait. There was another South Korean, a Virginia Tech graduate,http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/2005/04/005697print.html/ Yong Ki Kwon, who was indoctrinated at a mosque in Chicago, converted to Islam and planned to go on jihad in Afghanistan. That's a fact. In U..S. court "he told a chilling tale about the birth of an American jihad."
Yes, that's true, and Yong Ki Kwon is now serving an 11-year prison term on federal conspiracy and weapons charges. There is no evidence that Cho Seung Hui ever heard of Viriginia Tech alumnus Yong Ki Kwon, let alone met him.
But doesn't that show that the jihad is metastasizing, just like cancer cells? Decentralizing? They don't even have to know each other, or speak Arabic, or fit the 9.11 Saudi profile. It can happen anywhere now, especially where rights must supersede responsibilties. Koreans! Who knew?
Courts and doctors examined Cho Seung Hui for setting a dorm fire, creeping out teachers silently and stalking female students, not for yelling "Allahu Akbar" at them.
But Virginia Tech has a sizeable student body from Pakistan. That's Koran country. Millions revere Osama bin Laden. How do we know that Cho Seung Hui didn't hang out with them, try the japatis and rap about the Crusaders in Iraq, and how George Bush blew up the Twin Towers and blamed it on muslims? You know, the standard Evening News on Truth Broadcasting around the world.
How do we know he did? We don't. As our lawyer friends can state, there is no evidentiary substantiation. By all accounts, this Cho character was not a social animal. His inter-action with others? Asylum-grade. Besides that, we can't say that Pak students want all churches turned into mosques. There is no evidentiary. Ask any lawyer. But have any asked their Allah for mercy on these slaughtered infidels and Christians? Why not? And if their Allah is really the same as the Judeo-Christian God, and not the old Arab moon god, why can't they say 'God,' when speaking English, instead of the Arabic 'Allah'? Who can dissect the muslim mind? Check with their scholars. However, it's believed that student gunman Cho Seung Hui, in the total body count of 32, did take out a muslim. Maybe two.
But they'd be considered collateral damage. Didn't a few muslims die in the Twin Towers on 9.11? They get martyr status, which can include benefits like virgins. The imams have it all worked out. Look at Iraq. The jihadis always kill muslims. Over there they kill more muslims than Crusaders.
And so? They know the world will count the muslim casualties as U.S. war victims anyway. It's win-win in the media, for them, not for compassionate conservative George Bush..
But why this need to absolve Cho Seung Hui of any, well, jihad contamination? What about the gruesome multi-media farewell that he mailed to NBC during a time-out from his murder spree? A 'Manifesto' they called it. Videos. Voice. Guns. Knife. Ammo clips, black vest, shaved head, the ultra-gangsta. The in-your-face preening assassin, looking like an evil super bug. ...That wasn't jihad style? That wasn't like one of those creepy videos they use to impress infidels and newsbunnies?
There was no beheading.
But that could be for technical reasons. At least five Islamo thugs are needed for one victim. Cho Seung Hui did seem to be a loner, that's right. He couldn't behead a rich boy all on his own.
In segments that NBC let us see, Cho referenced Jesus, George Bush Syndrome, cognac, rich kids etc---never Mohammed or the Kaaba or restoring the Caliphate of Andaluz. It seemed closer to a Mother Sheehan on Ritlin, or New York Times world view about those who need to get what we have, or else, spiked with slasher films. He did not really mimic Tehran Islamics, smirking at the West's feminized kufars, ready to go nuclear and bring on the Twelfth Imam.
But an expert said the videos were centered perfectly, which is virtually impossible to do on your own, alone. That multi-media production took time, precision, planning. Lots of work. All this by a secular nutjob, acting alone, usually stone silent? Suddenly he creates this 'Manifesto', full of his sound and fury? Something's wrong with this digital picture. Were his roommates in a coma during the filming, aware of nothing?
Details, to be resolved sooner or later, and not by Internet conspiracy buffs with fast modems. (Apparently he rented a hotel room to do his multi-media undetected.)
But even assuming he did everything on his own, absolutely no accomplice or assistants, how to explain the jihad similarities: the cold methodical planning and execution, the skill to shoot and kill so many, the hatred of the West (except for its ingenious toys), the envy of those who had what he did not have, the contempt for Americans and the wish to kill them, the vicious videos, the jihadi's media savvy, the fanatic will? Just a deranged dufus? Just an impromptu shooting spree on a bad drug trip or anti-depressants?
It all fits copy-cat syndrome. Or copy-kook. We now live in a 24/7 multi-media, multi-cultural universe, the Western elites wanting it governed by Politically Correct. Video games now promote the skill to kill, by proxy, in 3-D, even without the anti-depressant drugs that affect serotonin in the brain and can trigger homocidal urges in a certain percentage of users. This is the Land and the Time of opportunities for the sick and twisted of all races, creeds and classes---muslim or not muslim, college crank or ghetto rapper. The PC police train Westerners not to react to evil. Even to recognize evil is hazardous. Recognition can be labeled discrimination. Who wants to discriminate, especially if the punk or jerk is not white? Enter lawyers and judges. Libdom's civil rights trump all, but curiously do not include the right to recognize bad behavior or gross manners, let alone punk-ass and just plain evil. Cho Seung Hui did not have to be a holy warrior, i.e. a common homocidal Osamaton. He need only be like a wolf, suddenly turned loose on academia's sheep in their nice Virginia mountain valley "gun-free zone," where the closest they had to a shepherd was a 76-year old Holocaust survivor who died saving some of them.
But if that's the case, and Cho Seung Hui was just a warped copy kook with non-white skin privilege, for years creeping out and intimidating the students and teachers who knew him close up, detained briefly in a hospital, described by psychiatric expertise as a danger only to himself and not to others, liberated by judicial mandate, tolerated by university officialdom which claimed that student civil rights law in Virginia tied their hands, the dude's punk-ass behavior continuing and tolerated, tolerated and tolerated some more as he even wore shades and took pictures of girls' legs in class, freaking out even the tolerant, tolerant faculty, his mandated privacy rights secure, even in death---how do we draw a distinction between the conventional muslim jihadi and this...this jihad-influenced evil?
That's a good question.
But assuming this twisted punk's deed was not an expression of real jihad (and wasn't a not-so-dry run for the real jihad coming), how do we tell the difference between the real thing and ....this thing....?That is, the thing that's not there yet, not the "real" jihad? Something that's just methodical, alienated, delusionary, existing on liberal humanitarianism, PC tolerance, Christian forgiveness, civil rights, court rulings, Republican spine deficiency, media hustle, entitlements, video games and anti-depressants? The mass-murderer said he didn't have to do this, we made him do it. Well, did he not have a point? Despite all that creepy and sinister behavior over months, years, known by everyone who knew him, the American Tolerance----actually a function of the famous White Guilt Syndrome that every hack knows how to manipulate--- still refused to confine him, or expel him. In this sense, he was right. This didn't have to happen.They, their system of humanitarian tolerance (or cowardice cloaking itself in pc pieties and mandates) "made" it.happen, not by "oppressing" him (his necessary self-deception) but by enabling him. They permitted this. Yes, he himself did it, of course he did it, yet he still needed assistance. He needed their enabling. In this sense they made it happen. Confining someone so obviously ill could have prevented it, expelling him might have prevented it, not selling guns to a sicko on anti-depressants might have prevented it, but they, their system of peculiar tolerance, patronizing low-class or loutish conduct, even to the point of dementia, refused to act. True, nothing might guarantee no shooting ever by Cho the Sicko, nothing except total incarceration.(Make your own alternative scenarios for how this could or could not be prevented). However, the pc humanitarians and legalists made it easy enough. From his NBC 'Manifesto': "You made me do this. This didn't have to happen." He could not resist the temptation. They knew what he was, yet they gave him his freedom. Finally he would use that freedom. It was a challenge. They were practically daring him to prove that he was more than they thought he was, and he knew he was more, much, much more. That was how they "made" him do it. They not only "oppressed" him in the conventional way. There was a deeper, not-so-obvious "oppression." They were mocking him by their refusal to take him seriously. He was being trivialized, like a flea. What could a flea do to them? Nothing, they thought. All a flea could do was annoy them a little. Yes, they considered him no mightier than a bug. Even if he scared their teachers they did not act. This so-called great country, this so-called great people, would not act. They saw him as nothing more than a troublesome bug. And what did that really mean? They, in effect, dared him to prove them wrong, dared him to prove himself right, dared him to strike back, dared him to show the world that he was more than just a passive, quiet English Major, an obscure failure who couldn't make it in Engineering School. That was the dare, the challenge. All right. All right. He would pop some more pills and take their challenge. He would seize his day and they would remember him!..... Even the mad, as Shakespeare knew, can have a point.
But this is more than just psychoville and pro-active schizophrenia. Criminals are being converted in prisons all over America, as we rant. Yes, it's conversion to the "Religion of Peace," as George Bush calls it, but these are hardened criminals. And let's not pick on weaselly humanitarian liberals too much, just because they welcome defeat in the Middle East ( nostalgia for the defeat they welcomed and facilitated in Vietnam?). In Iraq, face it, compassionate conservatives have not brought security and stability. In the US the Republican wheels promote the oil sheikhs' ROP as much as the Democratic wheels do. The Religion of Peace is now permitted, in fact ecouraged, at Quantico Marine Base. That's the United States Marine Corps! Conversions are happening under the compassionate conservatives. The wonders of diversity, tolerance and deals in Dubai?
This may be true. However, as Democratic and Republican politicos and socialists will tell you, most muslims are moderate and do not blow things up. In any case, they out-breed us. With eight children, can you help it if one is into holy warrior jihad, while the other seven do moderate jihad? Under the Constitution no religion can be outlawed.The Romans tried it with another monotheism from the East, Christianity. See what happened to Rome?
But this sounds like we're entering a new historical era. It's about the "moderates" and the culture war between the Christians and seculars (the seculars and politicos too cowardly to confront or even question Islam, and the Christians too impotent to make them.) In the shadows the jihadis are augmented by gangsta culture and the copy kooks, like Cho Seung Hui, who combines Columbine opportunity with 'Ismail Ax' flair. The ck's hate and envy what the Left and jihadis hate and envy, "the rich boys," i.e. the capitalists, America, Western civilization, and infidel men in general who have more than just golf balls and will never submit.
Or something like that, while the Ivy League Business School globalists plan for the Market State to replace the Nation State, and the USA becomes MexiAmeriCana. These are complex forces. You can't reduce it all to sura maniacs and the Koranic Crusade. Where is the jihad in all this?
But where is it not? Remember what they mean by "jihad." It's not only the Sword of Allah, inviting the infidel to submit, waging war for Islam, demanding jizya, dominating the dhimmi, martyrdom missions etc. That's bad cop or, as the killer Osamatons say, holy warrior. There's good cop too, like working with the Dem and Pub politicos, i.e. the inner spiritual struggle for Islam. Building a mosque on Times Square would be jihad---and considered more refined than slitting throats or suicide bombing. A George Bush or Hillary Clinton could attend the opening prayer service and smile nice big ecumenical smiles of tolerance, while Bubba and others pocket huge checks from Dubai for, uh, "speaking engagements." Forcing Macdonald's to serve halal food would be jihad by moderate muslims. In England the socialists have instructed people not to stare at women in burqas---a subtle victory for moderate jihad now occupying the UK. Muslims suing American air passengers for complaining about their strange prayer antics at 35,000 feet altitude are demonstrating how to use the U.S. legal system for moderate jihad. The ACLU will back them. Jihad does not have to be about exploding martyrs and dirty bombs. Jihad can be moderate too. 9.11 was just an extreme form of jihad. Cho Seung Hui---if not quite jihad--- was a form of, well, pre-jihad, or Jihad For Non-Muslim Dummies. Requirements are minimal. He was against the "rich boys," (a universal socialist sentiment, even without the Democrats' perennial "No tax breaks for the rich!") Cho the Sicko did not have a girl friend, but he had a fantasy lover named "Jelly," which puts him in today's American Pop mainstream. Kids go for that. He even hired an Escort Service ho. The 9.11 hijackers did that too. Remember? Values like sex and fame or media notoriety often have wide appeal. From copy-kook to coventional jihadi there is much cross-over potential, uniting the Left jihad, the kook jihad and the muslim jihad. All three categories want to punish the West for perceived wrongs, or at least bring down the U.S.A., like barbarians and early Christians wanted Rome to fall. They hate what they can't (yet) dominate. In fact 'Rome' may not even have to "fall," exactly. It only has to bend over They also want safe sexual rewards, either free love here or virgins in the hereafter. Most also want utopia, either here or in the hereafter. They all have much in common, many hatreds, jealousies and envies, if you discount surface differences, like baseball caps and skull caps, jeans and djellabahs, comics and Koran , pork and mutton, home fries and humus, middle school and madrassas, MTV and muzzeins, I-pods and imams, anti-depressants and anti-sodomists.
This may be true, to a degree.
But in that case, we are entering a new epoch, a great psycho-pyro-technical clash of wills and spirits, new and old media saturating the world with the words, voices and images of it, and possibly revelations too. Marx and Mohammed have entered the Land of Abraham (Lincoln), and Moses and Jesus Christ. And Uncle Sam, the youngest of them all, who wants you too, is there also, and taking notice. Uncle begins to make another observation: They all have something in common. They are all bearded.
New epoch? Or just the old in new, state-of-the-art packaging. without Zeus the Thunderer, Lord of the old Greco-Roman gods?
But in any case, whether new, or the old that is renewed again, the inner and outer struggle will go on over good and evil, and even beyond those. How to describe it, with such bearded ones on the battlefield of dreams? We don't know yet. We guess. We speculate. We agitate and advocate. Some might call it... American Jihad.
(April 14) IMUS, SATAN, REVEREND TAWANA.(from Comments to Monica Crowley's [ABC Radio] MonicaMemo.)
(I suspect you're right on about Donald Trump on Imus about two weeks ago, DT in effect acting as envoy for The Rodham, she in effect trying to wheedle an invite, knowing what "old shock jock Imus" once did for her Bubba , helping to grease his way into the White House. The Rodham went into denial only later, after Imus re-asserted that he'd never ever have "Satan" on his air, and he then was set up for media assassination by the Lefty Listening Post at Media Matters--- gnomes always on duty there, literally monitoring every word from Imus, O'Reilly, Savage etc etc,, seeking any "actionable" crumb ---the gnomes then notifying the Democratic hit men, including their infamous Reverend Tawana Sharpton, ratting out Imus for mindlessly insulting Rutgers black basketball women with extremely common blackspeak from the ghetto---rapcult which has overrun today's degraded American pop culture. Monica, no need to waste a nanosecond with the kind of liberals who are too dumb to see it or too dishonest to admit it.)
Now, for the major flap of the moment: The Great Liberal Gang-banging of (usually) liberal Don Imus (a philanthropic and deadly gadfly who supported John Kerry in 2004 Presidential Election but doesn't mind telling millions that he can't stand "Satan," i.e. Mrs. Slick Willie, for 2008. Don Imus now pays the price, as the usual Democratic jive-barking black Rotweilers are alerted, seize the moment and start barking in a flurry of race cards, knowing exactly how to mau-mau Corporate Charley, make him cringe and wet his nice pants---yeah, it's the advertisers, stupid, the Proctor Gamble weenies etc. Bark race and they will fold. And it's not just the Reverend Tawana who's got the politically correct growl down pat. Books have been written on the Reverend Jesse's mastery of the shakedown modus operandi on Wall Street. And what do the suits really care, anyway? You can pass on the PC "cost of doing business" to the consumer and/or the taxpayer.
No mistake. The sudden media assassination of Don
Imus---like him or not for his outrageous shtick of 30 years---is a huge victory
for Libdom's Politically Correct Police State that now controls public
discourse here. The piety professionals know that politically correct warrior
George Bush and his like are no match for them. Watch how the hatreds,
jealousies and envies strut under cover of sanctimony, and how few Americans
understand what's going on. Monica, keep a barf bag handy! My Dear, you will
need it, trust me.
By the way, Phil Mushnick's screed in the NY Post, about the staggering hypocrisy of it all is excellent. This ol d sports columnist does it better than big NY Times "legitimate" pundits. In fact it rates a Gringo Citation......
BLOGWORLD:(April 12) From Blackfive, a picture of Heartbreak.