Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Matter Of Statistics?

This is today's cover of the New York Times. The men standing above the seven prisoners who are captured Syrian soldiers are "rebels" in an instant they are about to execute the Syrian soldiers. These are the men that Obama wants to help. These are the men we are arming. Where I live there is a large Syrian community and most of them are Christians. To a man those I have spoken with Support Assad. The reason is simple. Like the Alawites who are shiite they are small outnumbered minority. The moderate Muslims (yes there are some) support Assad. Under the Assads the Christians were not persecuted or slaughtered. They know that if they lose there will be a mass genocide. Does anyone expect them to surrender to men who will take no prisoners nor show any mercy? Obama's hands already have the blood of those seven unlucky Syrian soldiers murdered in cold blood. And we are going there to help the murderers? Why because the excuse is "we must do something"? Look at that picture. If those were Nazis about to execute Jews would we be going there to help them? How can we in good conscience involve ourselves. Who will take responsibility for the genocide that will surely follow? Obama and his advisers already have blood on their hands as do the idiots in the previous administration who went on a "nation building" rampage. They should all stand trial for "war crimes" Not just the men in the photo. But the enablers of this and past administrations who supplied the weapons for this outrage. How dare we brag to the world that we are a democratic republic with values of liberty, tolerance and opportunity? We the people need to take our government back. Put an end to a nation run by lawyers, academics and faceless bureaucrats who give weight to Stalin's oft quoted dictum "One death is a tragedy, 50,000 is a statistic.". Look at the photo, there are seven statistics there. SAY NO TO GETTING INVOLVED IN SYRIA!! HELL NO!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day A New Beginning

July Fourth is as good a day as any to re launch my blog. A great many things have happened to our society since the ascent of Obama to power. This blog is about thinking outside the box. For too many people cognitive dissonance is the main mode of ideological existence. Political agendas have infected practically every sphere of our existence. The emotional investment that people have made into their world view makes it impossible or rather difficult to be able to think of the possibility that they may be wrong or that there is a different way of looking at things. The result is that we are easily manipulated the institutions that wield power in our society.

If you are reading this blog then you may find it unsettling to read as it requires you to step out of the cocoon that you have over a lifetime built in your mind through your emotions. Your world view is based on the model that society through conventional wisdom has imposed on you. It is a natural tendency for us to surround ourselves with people that reinforce our views. This becomes a straightjacket as it closes our minds to the possibility that there may be things that people with different belief systems or world views due to their different perspectives end experiences may actually have gotten right. The moment of enlightenment when some one realizes an angle or perspective on a subject due to the acquisition of new information or different perspective has been dubbed by the Greeks as Eureka.

So sit back and visit often. Our mission here is to explore things outside that straight jacket of conventional wisdom of our peers or the popular wisdom of the masses and our leaders. We don't expect everyone to agree with us but we do expect them to think. Our mission is to question everything we are told or are manipulated to think by our societal propaganda machine.