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It’s Easier than Makinganeffort….

Something happened yesterday that motivated me to tap out this post. I wanted to do it right away, but yesterday was not a day to do that.

I wait no more.

My post yesterday (A Small Tradition), which is a re-post I put up every year, received a share from a blogger I will leave unnamed. His position on topics is not the motivation for this post. While I disagree with some, but not all, of his points, he seems to be an apt writer.

What has motivated this post is something I find particularly annoying.

My post was lumped into almost 100 posts which the Author is using to imply legitimacy to his point of view. (I read his post, which led me to throw this flag on the play, but not just at him.)

This approach of linking to anything and everything is what makes me angry… It’s an absurd, college freshman tactic, to appear educated and well read. (Some of us have been called onto the carpet for such behavior by a very specific Nun who was teaching a very specific English History 100 class.) That being said, I doubt this blogger has read more than one or two of the posts he linked to.

But he’s not trying to educate himself, he’s trying to shut down dissent. He doesn’t want to actually read the information he has linked to (read ‘cite’), he wants it to APPEAR he has read the 100+ posts and materials he has linked to.

I have a particular distaste for those who cite materials they haven’t read for two reasons… First, Someone has actually taken the time, and paid enough respect to the Author, to read that material. Second, on almost every circumstance the Elitist A-Hole citing said material fails to understand the Author’s point and thus makes the citation in a way that seems to bolster their point when in fact the Author, if alive, would probably have issued a cease and desist out of sheer anger.  (For the record, I have received a number of “certifications” provided by Individuals who quote Authors from Clausewitz to Jesus but had clearly not read the line before or the line after the citations they used to make their often insipidly incorrect points.  In other words, this foolishness extends beyond drunk monkeys posting their excrement because you’re all too far away to forcefully throw it in your direction.)

The practice is common, from the fools at Handgun Inc. writing completely bogus articles with no back-up what-so-ever, getting them published by their hack friends, and then “citing” those articles as fact 3-4 months later… to Ass Hats like this guy who does not want to genuinely think about what he is saying but wants you to think he thinks about what he’s saying.  He wants you to digest what his tapped pap with no critical thought.

Just Lap Up and then Shut Up.

In order for this Individual to appear informed and elevate himself above challenge, and suspicion, he links to everything that comes up on his preferred search engine employing nothing more than a few key strokes. This is supposed to pass for effort, research and understanding. It’s supposed to convey Depth and Intelligence.

It’s Hogwash.

But we are to blame.

We allow this to happen…
because we allow the tactic to work.

We allow this tactic to work…
because we also do not read anything, ever.

Believing these Charlatans…
Is Easier than Reading, Thinking and Understanding.

It’s Easier than makinganeffort.

Well, some of us do read.

Some of us do Listen Carefully.

Some of us promote Discourse and Challenge.

We should all strive to be those people.


The Black Helicopter Crowd.

Tin Foil Hats,
The Bilderberg’s,
The Tri-Lateral Commission,
Skull and Bones,
Meetings at The Bohemian Grove,
The IRS targeting Government Opposition,
A Federal Military Organization specifically created to Operate on American Soil,
Our Government Listening to Every Phone Call, reading Every E-mail, Monitoring your Utility bills, Monitoring your Credit Card Purchases, Using the GPS on your phone to track you, Reviewing your Travel plans and records, watching you Live through the Camera on your Computer, listening to you through the Microphone…  the creation of a database of every American Citizen to include their photo. biometrics and voice analysis.

It’s beginning to become difficult separating the CRAZY from the REALITY.

What is going on in our Country?

Why are there so many of us, especially those who see their jobs to protect our Liberties, find no problem with any of the above?

This course of events has been underway for decades.  Our situation is not the responsibility of just one person or party…

It’s our fault for allowing it to happen over time… we have no one to blame but ourselves.

One must ask, if the advocates of such Government behavior directed at removing our Privacy, thus Liberty and Freedom, is being conducted in order to protect us from something… What is it?  What Fear must relentlessly occupy their minds that any of this will Cure?

What danger faces us that is so Profound that American Citizens MUST give up every right the U.S. Constitution says is necessary for us to live free?

This is how residents of Middle Eastern countries live every day… under a constant veil of suspicion of all things.  They fear everything, all the time.  They trust nothing, because they can’t.  Once you understand that, it becomes easy to understand why some of them genuinely believe the things they believe.  The plotting, scheming and lying is the only “truth” they know to exist.

Is this our future?

Is this Country headed in a direction that makes sense?

Your Freedom is Directly Correlated to Your Ability to Live Your Life Anonymously.

How much, if any, of that Anonymity do you still have?