Wednesday, August 3, 2016

21st-Century Paranoid Guy

I once received an email which read, in part: "Charles Lindbergh was a traitor who tried to sell out his country to the Nazis just as many leftists today would sell us out to the Islamo-Fascists."

The letter was in response to my review of Philip Roth's libelous (and boring) novel, The Plot Against America, an odious (and mentally-ill, since Roth has been in and out of mental institutions his entire life) attempt at an "alternate history" in which Charles Lindbergh became President in 1940, kept America out of World War II, and turned the U.S. into the American version of Nazi Germany.

To be accurate, I will refer to this writer as "21st Century Paranoid Guy."

It only took about a nanosecond to understand what the story was behind Paranoid Guy's screed. I understand his point of view. He doesn't understand mine. I call this Scott's Law, after a friend who told me, "The smart understand the stupid a lot better than the stupid understand the smart."

It explains why I understand Paranoid Guy but why he will never understand me.

What PG is saying is, "If Charles Lindbergh had become President in 1940, he would have kept us out of World War II by appeasing the Nazis, and they would have conquered the world!!!"

He's also saying, "If Lindbergh or someone like him was President now, he would keep us out of World War III by appeasing those Islamo-fascists, and they would have conquered the world!"

I like to call this "the Pinky and the Brain Fallacy." (Pinky: "What are we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?" Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky...try and conquer the world.")

The fact he uses the word "Islamo-Fascists" makes me suspect he read that vast intellectual and moral wasteland of misspelled insults known as Free Republic. It's one of their favorite words there, along with "Muslimes" and "nuke."

It's a shame PG doesn't understand history a bit better than he does. His view is, to be charitable, very simplistic. So I'll help him out here.

Throughout all of the 20th century, and even now, at the beginning of the 21st, there have not been separate wars with different names like "World War I," World War II," "the Korean War," "the Vietnam War," and "Infinite Justice" or "Enduring Freedom," or whatever it's being called now.

Instead, we have had is one war, with breathers in between.

World War I was just another in a very long line of European wars. Before the U.S. got involved, it was almost over. European wars were, as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams warned, none of our business.

What essentially got the U.S. into World War I was the sinking of the passenger ship, Lusitania, by a German submarine. The reason it went down so fast is because it was filled with munitions for England.

Munitions on a passenger liner? Who would do such a thing? Why, governments, of course! The reason? To get the U.S. in the war on the side of England, which was agitating for our help.

The German government had placed full-page ads in the Eastern newspapers, warning people to stay off of passenger ships. That's something you won't find in most history books.

After WWI was over, Woodrow Wilson went along with the crushing reparations against Germany, allowing Hitler to rise to power. At first, many people praised Hitler, including Churchill and Gandhi, until the world realized what he was.

The Great Depression, caused not by the free market but government interference in the economy, spread throughout the world, including to Germany. That certainly helped Hitler's rise.

World War II was a direct result of World War I. If the U.S. hadn't gotten involved in World War I, there wouldn't have been a World War II. Even if there had been a World War II, there was, again, no reason for us to get involved. If the National Socialists of Germany and the International Socialists of Russia wanted to slaughter each other by the millions, well, exactly whose side should we have been on?

Unfortunately, FDR wanted the U.S. to get involved. Roosevelt, who was a bit of a fascist, and certainly pro-Communist (he called Stalin "Uncle Joe"), apparently wanted to share the world with him. Why else would he have delivered Christian Eastern Europe to mass-murdering Communist atheists?

There is a lot of evidence that FDR knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor. If he wasn't agitating for war against Japan, then why did he cut off Japan's oil, when it had no domestic supplies? Why did he send the Flying Tigers against them in China, if not to provoke them into attacking us? Perhaps he didn't want Uncle Joe to have to fight a two-front war against Germany and Japan?

Obviously those in governments consider the citizens to be cannon fodder!

The U.S. getting involved in WWII on the side of the Communists against the Nazis is what allowed the USSR to grow so strong – we sent money and equipment to the Soviet Union! And our mistakes in China allowed the Communists to come to power there.

Both those mistakes led to Korea and Vietnam.

After World War II, when many of the Jews in Europe moved to the just-founded state of Israel, most of them did not know they were now living in an area that had been at war for four thousand years.

The U.S.'s unqualified support of Israel, no matter what it did to the Palestinians and our attack on Iraq when it didn't attack us, along with our blockade of that country which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, is what caused the attack on 9/11. It was, not at all surprisingly, revenge.

9/11 wasn't because we are "good" and they are "bad." It was an attempt to draw the U.S. into a guerrilla war in the Middle East, in order to drain us of blood and treasure, so we would leave the area, the way the USSR left Afghanistan.

Since 9/11 was a criminal offense by a small group of people, it would have been easier and more effective to hunt them down and kill them, not invade two countries and turn most of the world against us. A world that was mostly sympathetic toward us after 9/11.

Now, we are involved in wars that have been going on since 1914. Include the history of the Middle East, and we're involved in a war that has been going one for millennia. It's one we're not going to end, no matter what the fantasies of whoever is currently in the administration.

The world of Paranoid Guy is not the real world. It's not as simple as, "they're going to conquer the world!!!"

Why do I call him "21st Century Paranoid Guy"? Because he's paranoid those "Islamo-Fascists" are going to conquer the world. Personally, I can't figure out how they're going to do it, since all 22 Islamic countries in the world have a combined economy about the size of Spain.

I suppose he thinks they're going to move to America and Europe and take over both. Well, that problem can be solved with some immigration reform (I once watched the globalist and anti-American Jeb! – who was completely repudiated by the American people - delude himself that Muslim immigration to the U.S. wasn’t going to be stopped – and he sounded happy). But the world is never going to see Muslim armies, navies and air forces attacking the Western world. It will never happen. We're only about a thousand years ahead of them, and they'll never catch up. They're inbred, for one thing -- that's what happens when people marry their cousins for the last few thousand years.

Paranoia is an easy thing to exploit. I'll use a quote from Hermann Goering to explain how to manipulate the public: "All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." His quote could be directed toward 20th Century Paranoid Guy, the same guy (who was about 75) whom I overheard say, "If we don't stop those Iraqis over there, we'll have to fight them over here."

In other words, tell people they're being attacked by someone who is going to conquer the world and they'll become paranoid, get the vapors and lose the ability to think rationally. That's why I get letters telling me if Charles Lindbergh was President today, Islam would take over the world.

Talk about an alternate history fantasy.

I seriously doubt Lindbergh, who flew the P-38 Lightning in combat in the Pacific theater, would allow anyone to take over the United States.

And I'm sure he'd understand this quote by Joseph Goebbels, a quote about which most politicians are clueless: "This war is a defensive war. It was forced upon us by our enemies, who wish to destroy our nation. The only thing we cannot afford to lose in this war is our freedom, the foundation of our life and our future. No one has the right to complain about limitations on his personal freedom caused by the war."

I doubt 21st Century Paranoid Guy understands it, either. Hell, I know he doesn't.


Unknown said...

9 times out of 10 21st century paranoia guy starts off with...

'It's da Jooos!'

When in reality a lot of the things that have led to the problems of Europe/America originated either in Germany or France. With all that ingenuity can also come the destructive aspect.

Protestant Reformation
French Revoultion
National Socialism

and you can probably add the EU fiasco since France/Germany seems to be the big players in it.

Unknown said...

Cat's foot iron claw
Neuro-surgeons scream for more
At paranoia's poison door.
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Blood rack barbed wire
Polititians' funeral pyre
Innocents raped with napalm fire
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Death seed blind man's greed
Poets' starving children bleed
Nothing he's got he really needs
Twenty first century schizoid man.

Glen Filthie said...

It's actually you who's ignorant of history, Bob. (Still waiting for any proof of Imperial Japan "wanting to surrender before they dropped the atom bomb on them..."). LOL! Talk about paranoia!

This is what comes of trying to write history rather than learn from it, boys. Listen and learn:

The natural, default condition of mankind is tyranny and war. Ya got your Donks pushing tyranny and trying their damnedest to reinstate it, and every yodelling moslem monkey in the world wants to offer you a war. America's niggers want a race war, the white trailer trash wants a class war and if there is anything left of you after that - half a dozen foreign gangster govts will be happy to try and bend you over and make Ya bark like a pig too!

The peace that elderly hippies yearn for can only be had through superior firepower and the willingness to use it. America was not responsible for Pearl Harbour. It was not responsible for 911. It's not responsible for ISIS, Ham-ass, the Palestinkians or the eeeeeeevil joooos either.

All wars are about money and power. Sometimes sex. Unca Bob would look at that and use it as justification for holding war and warriors in contempt... But that is childishly naive. The people wielding that power controlling the money is of vital interest to you... as you will learn very shortly. You won't be laughing at the preppers shortly either. If the good guys don't weild the power and control the money... the bad guys certainly will. It might be time for some of you to finally grow up.

Anonymous said...

Excellent synopsis of the root causes leading to massive destruction of Western manpower...allowing what to happen??? It all leads to Fabian Marxism aka da criptoSemites etal.

kurt9 said...

I agree with all of this posting. It sums up my attitude as well towards all of the war of the past 120 years as well as the current brouhaha in the Muslim Middle-east. One of the reason i favor Trump is because he is actually the "peace" candidate now, compared to Hillary, and he wants to stop further Muslim immigration into the U.S.

Anonymous said...

Once gain, Glenn shows himself to be an idiot in some ways:

War is a Racket

Unknown said...

'All wars are about money and power. Sometimes sex.'

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend iton your pleasures. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:1-8

Unknown said...

Peace is a state enjoyed solely by the strong. The strong sleep soundly due to not having to fear intruders in the night. The weak have no peace. The weak have no place of safety. The weak have nests, the strong have territories. All of you who hate War, you will never know peace. War and struggle is the natural state. Peace comes only through dominance and the fear of potential enemies of your strength.
War is not the problem. It is that we fight not for our benefit but due to treason of our fake government which is merely a parliament of whores. We defend not our own interests, but of those who bribe our traitors. Only when we rule our lands, and the traitors are hanged will we ever have peace or freedom again.

Unknown said...

Those that give the greatest lip service to "peace" are those that have the power (money) and control over the masses until that stability and status quo are threatened by those who challenge that power and control. Then the peace advocates are the first ones to call for war and to send other peoples sons to die for their right to remain rich and in control. Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan both wanted the same things, more of what other countries had and neither of them knew where to stop. If they had known where to draw the line then it is very likely that their conquests would have been tolerated after an appropriate amount of outrage had been expressed by those nations that weren't being directly threatened and still retained their economic dominance. It was only when Germany and Japan bit off more than they could chew that the World Powers combined against them to bring them down.