Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Angel and Demons

I've mentioned before I don't like politics – for some people it’s the meaning of their lives (everyone seeks meaning, importance and community), but I am definitely not one of them who seeks it in politics. Politics is based on all the candidates either being Good or Evil. An angel or a demon.

That's why Trump's opponents see him as a bad man: a fascist, a Nazi, a racist and a sexist (the Mainstream Media is going to do this non-stop for the next four years). And God knows what else he's going to be portrayed as for his next eight years in office (of course, as Hitler!).

It's also why Clinton's opponents see her as the Hildabeast. A criminal, utterly corrupt, and a pathological liar (which she is, but I don't see her as evil, just a child who throws temper tantrums).

I can't quite remember who said it: "The evil man is the child grown strong." It was someone from hundreds of years ago. It might have been Thomas Hobbes, who also said, "Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.”

I guess all of the above is because of our inborn narcissism, which is the tendency of all of us to split things into all-good and all-bad (it's why the incompetent Dubya Shrub talked about "the evil ones" attacking us "for our goodness," showing his complete cluelessness about it instead being a revenge attack based on perceived humiliation – and those who feel they have been humiliated almost always seek revenge, which is an attempt to replace shame with pride).

And then this clown started two unnecessary wars (a complete waste of lives and money) because Saddam Hussein (whom the United States put in power and supported in his war with Iran) was suddenly going to nuke the U.S. because he had suddenly turned into a homicidal maniac! who was obsessed with attacking the U.S. You know – because he was Hitler!, but then, everyone is Hitler!

Shrub was a thousand times worse than Barak Obama, who did nothing but go on vacation and improve his golf game his entire time in office.

Wars can be started by portraying your "enemies" as monsters. In fact, they are always portrayed as monsters slobbering to Kill&Main&Destroy. As George Orwell wrote, “Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.”

Then of course opponents of the wars have to also be portrayed as monsters who want to destroy the country.

"All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda said that.

Individuals can be rational and intelligent but when you get people in crowds - or maybe mobs - the have no brains at all. It's just all feels - vacillating all the time - for them. Childish feels.

Even Hitler! (that half-insane, half-genius master of propaganda) noticed that.

5 comments:

sth_txs said...

I supported Trump more so out of spite for the GOPe and the leftards. I won't be happy with everything he does. For example, we should be taking a hard look at regulations and taxation schemes that make it difficult to do business as opposed to slapping tariffs everywhere. I hope he can also attract more foreign companies to stay here in the US and make things at decent wages.

On the good side, we can all speak more freely and Trump put the press on notice that you can disagree with Obummer without being 'da rasis'. If you are Christian, your faith won't be attacked by the government. Hopefully he can kick enough Republicans in the nuts to get some control over the border and pass some legislation favorable to the 2nd Amendment. I would love to see Congress force reciprocation of concealed carry and see everyone one of those lefty states squeal like pigs.

Glen Filthie said...

Hmmmmmmmmm.

So Saddam was actually a good guy, huh? So what are all those mass graves that they found all about? And I suppose the Kuwaitis, the Saudis and Israelis were all lying about him too? And those guys that watched him throw his enemies into wood chippers for fun and amusement - they were all lying too. Makes sense to me, HAR HAR HAR! And of course, because you ignernt Yanks don't pay homage to your moral and intellectual superiors up north, you won't mind if we Canukistanies fly a few airplanes through your sky scrapers to learn ya a lesson!

Jeez, it smells WORSE here than at the Thunderbox!

Let us clear the air and have some honesty for a change. Bush ran consecutive tax SURPLUSES both his terms - this despite two costly foreign wars half a world away. Both justified, and both successful. Iraq was starting to show signs of civilization until The Gay Mulatto became president and pissed all the gains away. Bush pretty much annihilated the Taliban single handed. Oh sure, they yap about how that monster is still alive and menacing - but the truth is you will never see another sand nigger flying airplanes into American sky scrapers again - because Bush sent them a message in the only language they understand: violence. Kill a couple thousand of our citizens, Abdul? We will kill you, your family and your entire tribe of baboons if ya wanna get that stupid! Reagan and Clinton sent smaller such messages and they didn't even phase on the moslems. Say what you want - Bush made an impression on those savages they will never forget. You want ululate about humiliation and contempt, rag head? And attack people that have done nothing but help yours? We'll SHOW you what humiliation and defeat really is! The only thing they gotta worry about now is this: do they want some more, or do they want some more?

The only mistake my buddy George made was in thinking those monkeys could be civil. They won't be until somebody kills the evil within them the same way it was done to the Japanese. He should have bombed the chit out of them, wiped - and gone home.

You heard it here first: if we have to go back to that dump - it will be to do the same to Iran too! You old hippies are gonna be as disappointed as hell in Trump. He won't take any chit off those moslem dune coons either.

Bob Wallace said...

I don't give a goddamn what sand kaffirs do to each other. There has war over for 4000 years and we're not going to put a stop to it.

Glen Filthie said...

Oh, I don't either Bob! Hey - I don't care how many of 'em gotta die to put gas in my Hummer or your Lotus sports car. The more the better, as far as that goes.

But you have to look at the world. We have legitimate and crucial interests and investments over there. Do ya just let some shit like Saddam grab them and give you the finger? And threaten you with more? What about when he goes after your business partners? What about when he brings his bullchit to America the way Al Quieda did on 911?

More complications: What about the Soviets and the Chinese? If America takes its ball and goes home - those turdies will swoop in to take over where America left off and they will be REAL unethical about it. Now instead of cheap gas for our SUV's and sportscars - the chinks will have it for their tanks, their fighter jets, and their Navy. America can't afford to go home, Bob. To say that you can belies a basic understanding of global geopolitics and power brokerage.

Quite frankly I am astonished that with your background in philosophy and anthropology - that you would take the stance you do. I suspect it is a function of the shit disturber or journalistsic streak in your character, HAR HAR HAR!!!!

Hey - didjya see that vid going round where Trump told CNN to FOAD? Gawd, I love Americans!

Earl Thomas said...

'More complications: What about the Soviets and the Chinese? If America takes its ball and goes home - those turdies will swoop in to take over where America left off and they will be REAL unethical about it.'

Soviets haven't existed since the 90s and China isn't what it used to be. This isn't the Cold War era. War on terror is just an excuse for America to stay in perpetual war with somebody because well it worked well for the economy in WW2.