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JSmith

"The latest Bush directive is full of Nazi magic."

Ooga booga booga BOO!

(Scared ya, didn't I?)

sin

One of the movies in regular rotation on the "History" channel is "Planet of the Apes". The one with Charlton Heston. I kid you not.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

I always cheered for the Apes.

Myron Solecki

I looked at the Wiki articles on Louis Mumford and Paul Kennedy, and knew immediately I wouldn't read their stuff. It's not that they're necessarily wrong, but they seem to be totally focused on widgets, with no understanding of culture. More specifically, I got the impression that they try to explain the world in terms of widgets, when culture is so much more important, because it's totally entangled with trade, exchange, and the establsihment of equivalences and values, both in the commercial and the religio-spiritual sense... Then again, I'm judging from very little...

Myron Solecki

I don't know why I kept saying "widgets." I never talk like that. Maybe too much cheap Australian wine with dinner. What I was trying to say is that there's something wrong with those guys, Mumford and Kennedy, They're not getting something. Offhand, I'd say they sound like stupid establishment liberals, but that might be unfair. Jesus! This world is utterly savage! And when the Army started paying Weregild to kin of Collatoral Damage in Afghanistan, it was the most sensitive thing they've ever done, though still futile.

Thing's are still great here in Houston, though. The big houses are a-buildin', the big cars are a-runnin', the Mexican workers are a-comin', and the sunsets are straight out of Quattrocento pictures!

Myron

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Myron, lay off the wine. It is addling your brains. Heh.

Actually, the Chinese study Kennedy's great book about relative strength and they are using the information to destroy us and the people helping them the most are TEXANS. Ask the Bushes!


Half of that clan of traitors works directly for the Chinese.

Myron Solecki

What I was trying to get at is that there are different ways to measure strength. A country with thin and weak cultural and historic roots is a weak country, because it depends utterly on its government institutions and economic power. If the institutions rot and the power collapses -- as is bound to happen from time to time -- the country may not have the social cohesion to maintain its unity or sovereignty. A country like China, or even a small place like France, can and has undergone all kinds of political upheaval and phases of impoverishment, etc., while preserving its unity and identity, because the culture is so rich and deep-rooted. That, to me, is real strength. It can outlast any Bushes and other transient scum.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

True, Myron! Indeed, China has been hammered by one invader after another and even with Mao trying to totally destroy the culture, the minute he died, it sprang back with joyous force! I am in awe of them for this.

Dwight Whayle

Very perceptive comment, Ms. Supkis, on the playful way Karl Rove winks at us perceptive paranoids while he steers our republic over the cliff.
He's all but daring us to face the derision that'll come our way--thank you "JSmith" for being so prompt--when we speak up in a national conversation dominated by "responsible" voices of civil moderation who do not realize that we are already way, WAY through the looking glass.
The shortage of comment on the coronation announcement that NSPD-51/HSPD-20 represents is altogether predictable. Adolph Hitler, Karl Rove's p.r. mentor, says in Mein Kampf that people--being for the most part good and honest--will believe a big lie sooner than they will a small one
(read Nipper Rove's master's voice at http://litek.ws/k0nsl/detox/BigLie1.html).
Rove--doubtless amused at his own Tyll Eulenspiegel cleverness--recognzies the obversly logical corollary: That no one will believe a bald-faced, flat out declaration of outrageously malevolent intent.
Indeed, the more monstrous the less likely it'll be taken seriously.
Nobody took Hitler's explicit program in Mein Kampf seriously til the tiresome tome showed up as an exhibit in the dock at Nurenburg 11,000,000 lives too late.
Anyone who doesn't believe the provisions of NSPD-51/HSPD-20 will not be invoked is living in a fool's paradise. Insane as these people are (and believe me, they're way more insane than garden variety paranoids like you and me) they're playing for real.
And they've put themselves in charge of the asylum !
Don't be counting on your Congressman's prompt response from his undisclosed location once the Directive has been activated; and keep in mind that Bush himself has appointed additional Justices to the Supreme Court who put him in office.
Best of luck to you in the New American Century !

Dwight Whale

krista

yeap thats exactly what i thought....another carbon copy policy of the NAZIS. but ill have to say this, hitler was being original and bush just copied his homework....

William H. White

See an additional consideration of NSPD-51 within the context of OPERATION FALCON, a series of mass arrest exercises conducted by the Justice Department:

http://www.nota.org/NSPD-51/NSPD-51NationalEmergency.htm

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