Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is paranoia the new black?

My personal list of things to do:

#1. Try and not loose my shit over the state of the economy.

#2. Remember to floss.

#3. Convince myself that Hello Kitty isn't the Antichrist.

#4. Try not to freak out about the Election.

#5. Find a foundation that comes closer to my natural skin tone.

#6. Look for real estate outside the US.

#7. Decide once and for all- Paper or Plastic.

The Economy- ugh- what the hell?

The Election- Hrumph.

I am a bit up in arms over the paranoid yet possible concept that the religious right might take over the country and start rounding up people like you and me, sending us to "Dirt Nap camp" and the fact that the type of atrocities that we think only happened a long time ago still go on all over the world to this day.

I was researching the rise of Adolph Hitler and realized that the Holocaust only happened 16 years before I was born- I then proceeded to freak the fuck out.

If you dig around through history it's always the leaders that emerge in the midst of chaos, (under the banner of "Country First") that start off by pointing the finger at another group or country, exploiting the lowest instincts of the people through racism, xenophobia, class envy and insecurity and saying "Ah Ha! They are the bad guys and I am here to protect your life and way of living!" to which we respond by giving our support even at the cost of giving up certain freedoms- Patriot Act anyone?

Here is a quote: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

And another: “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”

And a third: “You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

One more: "The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

Who said what? The first was Joseph Goebbels and the second and third was George W. Bush The forth, Hermann Goering .
Remember skiddos, history has a nasty way of repeating itself- speaking of, you know it wasn't only the Germans committing the unspeakable during WWII....
Now you know how devoted to all things Japonais, but damn, This is the most insanely brutal thing you've never heard of.
If you can ignore the Christian propaganda intermixed, you'll see how the Japanese destroyed Nanking, China.
Think of 50 of the worst things you could ever do to someone and they did it.
I'd say it'd give the Holocaust a run for its money... and don't even get me started about genocide in Bosnia or the Khmer Rouge...
Hey, wake me up after Election day.

2 oz sake rice wine
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz watermelon schnapps
1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
fill with orange juice
Shaken and served straight up. (until you are flat out)


1 comment:

RookieRuggerLSU said...

Hello Kitty is not the anti-christ... Just ask Miss Varla Jean Merman!

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