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Friday, September 10, 2004

Politics makes for strange bedfellows

The subject of an email from the Badnarik campaing that showed up in my inbox yesterday made me almost shoot Diet Coke from my nostrils. It read WE'RE HERE, WE'RE QUEER ... AND WE'RE VOTING LIBERTARIAN. It seems the Pink Pistols a group of gun-toting gays has endorsed Badnarik for his stand on the 2nd Amendment.

I find it interesting that groups that might have gone squarely into the Demoncratic camp have decided to shift their allegiance to the Libertarians. While their sexuality may disagree with your religious views, they have the same rights to life, liberty and property that we all have.

"We're excited to endorse the only candidate in this election who stands for equal rights – and the means to defend those rights – for everyone," Douglas L. Krick, founder of Pink Pistols, said in a statement. "With the 'major' parties competing to see who can be most strident in encouraging different standards for the queer communities, it's more important than ever that we stand up for ourselves – and support candidates who stand with us."

And once again it proves that politics makes for strange bedfellows indeed.

Don't you just look so studly in your tight leather pants with your Mauser Broomstick!

Can children be served Halal?

While the title of this post was formulated some time back and for a different reason, I felt that with the events that have unfolded since the tragedy in Beslan it would be more appropriate to use it to expose the fraud that is perpetrated in the name of Islam. It seems that the spiritual leader of the Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun, Omar Bakri Mohammed, decided to weigh in on the tragedy in an interview in The Sunday Telegraph.

His views on taking women and children hostage are rather interesting given that Islam considers this a major sin. For the article are his comments:

Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, said that holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule.

In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Mohammed said: "If an Iraqi Muslim carried out an attack like that in Britain, it would be justified because Britain has carried out acts of terrorism in Iraq.

"As long as the Iraqi did not deliberately kill women and children, and they were killed in the crossfire, that would be okay."

Now let me get this stright - it is fine to take women and children as hostages as long as you don't kill them. If shooting starts and they die in the process then that is just fine as long as you didn't do it yourself. This ranks right up there with the Catholic Church's buy now and sin later policy of selling indulgences.

I can see these criminals planning it all now. "Let's take over this school, and we'll do something that will look like an accident and it'll get the Russians shooting and all the hostages will die. We'll die too, but we're going to Paradise! It'll be nothing but hapiness and fucking virgins for the rest of eternity!"

Sorry to rain on your happy parade Mohammed, Mahmoud, Habib, et al. The only virgins you'll be fucking are short, have four legs and are wooly. And it wont be all happy, happy where you'll be delighting in the family pastime of animal husbandry. If taking women and children hostage is not allowed in your religion then why not release all of them. But I forgot, if you'd have done that then you wouldn't have had many (or any hostages) and the Russians would have mowed you down. Then again, they might have gassed you and took you alive. I hear that the cells in the basement of the Lubiyanka are better now that when Felix Dzerzhinsky was running things.

In the eyes of the law, it does not matter whether you pulled the trigger or not you are guilty of murder. It seems that God takes a similar tack on things. And I'm sure that Allah does too, when his message is being twisted and perverted by some of His faithful followers.

If Allah is as merciful as the Qu'ran says he is then perchance one day he might take Omar Bakri Mohammed on a trip to show him where the slime from Beslan ended up. I'd love hear his take on what their Paradise is like.

Friday, September 03, 2004

The Tale of the Great Whatsit (part deux)

Over at the Pan Galactic Bloggerblaster the other day, Nate regaled his readers with The Tale of the Great Whatsit. We were told the horrible truth about the Whatsit and why we are mad at it.

What you don't know... What the Whatsit would never let you know... is there is actually only one machine, and the Whatsit built the damned thing. It only looks like three machines. The machine doesn't actually harm the Whatsit at all. In fact, the cranking of the cranks actually gives the Whatsit quite a buzz. So while you are scurrying about investigating cranks and levers, spending money on Crank Ads, and trying to convince your friend that one crank is far more effective than the others... The Whatsit is happily mocking you, robbing you blind, sleeping with your wife, and generally being an Ass. Which, now that I think of it, is why you are in fact mad at the Whatsit in the first place...

The truth is that I do not believe in the System. I haven't for years. There are too many things in the history of this country that don't quite add up. With that said, I can state that I still vote. Why? I will come back to that momentarily. The Great Whatsit needs to have some flesh added to its bones.

The Great Whatsit is exactly what Nate claims it to be - it is a distraction for the masses. Folks come and tinker and pull levers and try to figure out what makes the Whatsit tick. Some continue to play with it in utter fascination; attracted by the spectacle that it makes of itself. Others get bored and go home never to return. Still other look upon it and wonder who is pulling the Whatsits levers.

The Whatsit is composed of the government and the media. They create the circus that distracts the great mass of folks from lever pulling that goes on from behind the curtain. Those that pull the levers of the Whatsit and create the Great Spectacle are not kings, they are kingmakers. They do not govern, they advise. Most of all, they wish to control those who rule. Their darkest fear is those whom they cannot control. Who are these kingmakers and power brokers? For many they are household names and they can be found inside the pages of The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline.

Watching the news even the sees that players in the two rings of the circus put on by the Great Whatsit look and sound the same. And having seen exactly what the Whatsit wanted them to see, they decide to stay home. Some get mad and stay home, other see the whole thing as futile. Either way, they give the Whatsit exactly what its masters want. Fewer and fewer people to control. Fewer voters to go vote.

Why would the Whatsit want fewer voters? Would it not be better to have more attracted to the specatcle? The short answer is no. If you are a minority and you wish to rule a majority, you must first convince the majority to not participate. Those then that choose to stay in, you have to convince that there are only the choices that you have laid before them. Anyone who doesn't subscribe to your plan you marginalize or convince them to stay home.

By now it should be reasonably clear how you cannot believe in the system and still participate. Every time I pull the lever (in this case for L) I know that I am telling those that want to control me to take a hike. I know that I am not completely free of their machinations, but I desire to be and will work until I take my last breath to see them brought before the public and hanged.

Yes Nate, there is a Great Whatsit and there are many evil folks that control it. It is time my friends to drive them from our temple.