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My Struggle…

and yours too.

I’m finishing up Mein Kampf in a quest to understand why it seems so difficult for individuals to identify Evil.  I have had to read bit’s and peices of it over my lifetime but never beginning to end.  He named it appropriately whether that was his intention or not.

But to the point.

A common film cliché is the inevitable soliloquy offered by the Evil Mastermind outlining his Evil plan for the benefit of the Hero just prior to the Heroe’s anticipated demise.

This scenario, once identified, becomes genuinely funny.

The basic questions are 1.) Why does it matter? 2.) Why is the speech always to blatantly Evil?

Well, writers have long known that it is difficult for individuals to identify, let alone understand, evil when it is right in front of them.  We seem to have little ability to discern what is good from what is bad unless it is spelled out in the simplest terms.  Blame it on whatever you would like, but my experience is even those who have subscribed to a specific morality still fail to recognize evil when it is present.

My question started with “Why?”.  Why do we not see things for what they are?  Why aren’t Bad Guys so easy to spot?

My past has provided me exposure to Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Mussolini and of course Hitler.  I have added Hussein (Saddam), Galbraith, Keynes and a list of Fabians among others.

Wrapping up Hitlers vision of government built on racial elitism and a hatred of those he perceived to be responsible for all the evil in the world has yet again left me bewildered.  This book was not just some persons perception of Hitler… it was Hitler’s perception of Hitler.  In his own words he defines Evil without seeing it as such.

So why do many of these same ideas come back to haunt us?  Why are we still arguing the benefits of Socialist planning from the likes of Hitler, Marx and Mao?

Frankly its stunning.

The reason the film cliché is funny is because of the overt maliciousness of the bad guy’s plan for the rest of us.  In other words, even He knows it’s mean.  He knows it’s Evil.

The reason we can’t seem to recognize Evil when it’s right in front of us is because the “true believers” honestly think they have the best interests of the world in mind.  The reason Hitler was able to rise to power is exactly because he didn’t see himself as Evil which allowed many Americans and multitudes of others to also not see him as evil… though it was plainly in front of them should they have had the foundation, desire, or both, to assess it.

That’s really what it comes down to.  A lack of a solid foundation built upon a governing theory that does not require force.  Once you have that, the ideas of those with the best of intentions will no longer escape scrutiny.  The Marx and Engels of the world will no longer get a pass from those who consider themselves better educated, superior, enlightened or whatever adjective they choose to save themselves the effort of being intellectually curious… then intellectually honest, that is unless they see the value of these ideas in terms of the power provided to those in charge.  Socialism will always attract those in search of power over others.

I have long said “If your going to be a Socialist, then be the best Socialist you can be.  But know what that means.”  I take this position because I also believe that once you know what that means the majority of us are repulsed and disgusted.  As a single, simple reason I will refer you to Killer of Men.

It will serve you well to understand that our leaders will not identify themselves, or their ideas, as Evil.

They believe they have your best interests in mind when they propose to force you into a world they see as “fair” and “socially just”… as defined by them.

These people whose ideas should be immediately suspect are those who consider themselves the elite.  By their judgement they have attended the right schools, know the right people and know what’s best for you.  They will tell you right up front what they have in mind… until they realize you have no interest in supporting them.  Then they will work in the background to further their ideas.  Their righteousness drives them.  They feel that if you would simply do what you are told the world will be better for it.  The tragic history of those ideas will always be dismissed by a wave of a hand and the statement “They just didn’t do it right.” In reality,  it’s not about “doing it right”, rather it’s their desire for power over others which motivates them.

None of the individuals mentioned at the beginning of this post would have considered themselves Evil… nor would they have subscribed to the idea that any aspect of what they wanted to do could be construed as such.  The same is true of our leaders today… do not expect any one of them to “wake up” and see the Evil of their ways.

The Enlightenment brought us a group of men who saw Evil clearly over 250 years ago.  Because of that they attempted to establish a governing structure which championed the Individual and secured the concept of Private Property.  We are squandering this gift daily by not recognizing those who wish to destroy such a paradigm because it has no room for their ideas, let alone support for their thirst of control over men.

Speaking of thirst, it’s time for a beer.  Franklin was right… “Beer is proof that God loves us.”

Keep it Vague.

So after you convince the useful idiots to go along with your “idea” you can later define the terms however you wish.

I expect to see this tomorrow.

But I might be wrong… if so…

I would like to see the press conference full of educated and well-informed individuals who lend gravitas to the discussion.  These individuals will most assuredly be scholars of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

I’m sure there will be a suggestion we focus on the de-institutionalization that occurred in the 70’s and the detrimental effects it has had on our society in terms of homelessness, drug abuse and crime.

I should also like to hear solutions of curbing military suicides through stricter gun control.

During this conference I am hoping to hear how restrictions need to be placed on government purchases of firearms in the wake of the U.S. Government’s arming of Mexican Drug Cartels.

We might also be offered hundreds of examples where gun control has historically reduced violent crime all over the world.

In other words, we should all expect to hear an educated and well-informed presentation of specific solutions, full of precise definitions and verifiable examples of success from our President and Vice President who will be surrounded by learned individuals whose seasoned opinions and practical experience substantiates their proposals.

Let’s see.

(Update:  Nevermind.  I just read that Obama is going to surround himself with children…  wait!  May be those children are educated and well informed Constitutional Scholars.  I will hold out hope.)

Al Roker’s Unfortunate Event

There Has been a little more talk about Al Roker’s defecating in his pants when meeting President Bush than should be necessary in my opinion.

This story has an air about it that infers an unusual occurance.  I would offer that we, as a country, have seen many journalist and media types in the throws of certain bodily releases when meeting, discussing or simply listening to President Barack Obama.  (Chris Mathews comes to mind.)

I would also offer that Mr. Roker’s reaction is not at all unusual.  I too had this same experience at about 9pm EST on November 6th 2012… albeit for possibly different reasons.  Although, since it was Al Roker meeting George W. Bush it might have been for very similar ones.

So let’s just allow Al to put his business behind him.

Go grab yourself a steaming hot cup of Black Ivory and let your entire body relax…

(Update:  It appears to have happened again…)

Tickle Me Biden

I was unaware that the fiscal collapse of this country… specifically MediCare, Social Security, the individual U.S Citizen was so hilarious.
Apparently I have no sense of humor.

After this evenings debate it has become clear to me that this Administration sees the primary issues, spending and appeasement, as jokes.

Given the position this country is in, I find very little to laugh about.  Unlike Old Joe.

The exchange on Iran was interesting. assuming a position of power was called “going to war” by Joe, and obviously very funny. This is not a new argument for the Left.

But, according to Joe, doing effectively nothing to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is “doing something” and would not lead to war… even though the Iranian Regime has said this is exactly what will occur once they have it.

Finally, We have 47% of the country that pays no Federal Income Tax… This is True. Period. The fact that there is any percentage of American’s that pay no Federal Income Taxes should be insulting to everyone… for myriad reasons.  But not to Joe… no insult there, just more laughing.

Abortion is a non-issue when viewed in comparison to the fiscal crisis we are all facing today.  Having to square his Catholicism with his Pro-Choice stance was the only time I saw Joe stay sober for any length of time.  May be his batteries were dying.

Yes… this is all very funny.

Teeheeeheeeeeeeee Tehee…. Man!

Is Ryan the Dope, or the Rope?

Earlier today Joe Biden, when talking to reporters about the upcoming debate tonight, was heard to ask “have you ever seen my Rope a Dope?” Not allowing for a follow-up question of “Huh?” Biden gingerly walked away.

I sense a bit of nervousness. So let me offer some debate tips for Old Joe…

1. Don’t say anything stupid.
2. Refer to #1.

If it starts to go South… Plan B.

1. Silence.  (It might be uncomfortable but the moderator will certainly move on. At some point.)

If Biden follows my debate advice everything should go smoothly.

But for the same reason I will occasionally stop on a NASCAR race and watch with feigned interest, I hope it does not go smoothly. In fact, I hope once it starts the downward spiral it gets rougher and rougher until the moderator has to help… as we watched in the first Obama/Romney debate.

I have expressed my opinion about the Power of Vice Presidents in the past. No need to revisit that. So clearly I’m not ready, or even care to see, a substantive discussion of issues they will have zero influence on if their guy is elected. That leaves only one outcome that warrants inclusion in the news cycle.  Something ridiculous exploding out of Biden’s filterless speaking appendage.

In the end, I don’t think Ryan is the Dope or the Rope…  I believe Biden will bring both items for his own personal use.

All Ryan has to do is be pleasant and get out-of-the-way.  If he see’s an opportunity he can toss a log on the fire just to keep us drinking…

This should be fun.


Mrs. October

Things are tough at the Obama White House, and…

It looks like Mrs. Clinton has started washing her hair and applying make-up again. I see even the pearls are back.  Funny how things change, so quickly.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed the debacle old Joe has caused the White House not just by his Gay marriage comments but more directly by his being Vice President for 3 1/2 years.

The President, who relies on his anti-war base, cannot produce a unifying event close to the election that resembles anything close to an Iranian conflict or support for direct military action in Syria… so what’s left for the Left?
Enter Mrs. October.
It remains my prediction that the Liberals will have an opportunity to vote for a Clinton again. I believe this was part of the “War on Women” campaign several months ago. Having Hillary move into the VP slot might have been temporarily shelved when the above “war” was laughed off the main-stream medias list of editorial “ups” but VP Biden keeps stepping on his own appendage at what was an alarming, and now has graduated to comical, rate.
The only variable I have yet to figure out is whether or not the Clinton’s can swallow their pride enough to put their name after President Obama’s on the ticket. But then I revisit one of my favorite news conferences… “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.” And of course, who can forget the “The Pretty in Pink” interview where Mrs. Clinton enlightened us all regarding a “vast right-wing conspiracy” out to destroy her husband.

Of course they can.

I told you this was going to be fun.