Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cognitive Dissonance? What Cognitive Dissonance?

Feminists: Strong, independent women  who need someone (mostly men) to fix everything for them that they don't like and take care of their needs from cradle to grave.

They also want the government to keep it's laws off their bodies. Unless it's Obamacare. In which case, they want the government to apply thousands of regulations written by faceless bureaucrats (mostly men) to their bodies as often as possible.

They are women who admire self-made women who pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and  worked their way up from the bottom to become happy and successful, multi-faceted, talented winners. Unless it's Sarah Palin or any number of other Conservative women.

Their idea of a strong, successful woman is Hillary Clinton whose only accomplishment was latching onto a successful man who has done nothing but (and continues to) humiliate her for 40 years.

Or Michelle Obama, who was handed a made-up $122,000/year job at a hospital for which she had no credentials and no experience - just for marrying the up-and-coming state Senator, Barack Obama. When Barack became a US Senator, her salary suddenly leapt to $317,000/year. I'm sure that it was because she did such a great job.

Oh, and the hospital just happened to receive over $1 million after Barack became a US Senator. And for some odd reason eliminated the position after she left.

Debbie Wasserman-Shulz, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer...the stories of these feminists are almost always the same: everything handed to them on a silver platter. Usually by men.

But Feminists can look at all of this and see nothing - absolutely nothing -that disagrees with their "strong, independent, feminist" narrative.

It's almost like they're using this narrative to advance a Leftist agenda. Either that or they're insane. It's a toss-up.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Bit Too Perfect - Getting My Geek On

I've always found this fascinating. The forces of the universe are balanced to an unbelievable degree. Does this speak of "Intelligent Design"? I don't know. But, if it doesn't, it almost certainly means that there are an infinite number of universes - and that we just happened to be born in one in which physical forces are balanced to an unimaginably precise degree.

For instance, if these three parameters weren't met, life could not exist:

Gravitational forces, one second after the Big Bang, must have been balanced to one part in 1015. That's 10 followed by 15 zeroes, or one in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.

The "cosmological constant" - the rate at which space expands or contracts - must be exactly one part in 10120. That's 10 followed by 120 zeroes! And, no, I'm not typing that.

The distribution of energy/mass (remember, Einstein says that the two are the same thing: E=MC2) after the Big Bang must have been precisely one part in 1010123

That's 10 billion - followed by 123 zeroes.

So there's your choice: either there are an infinite number of universes (as string theory, et al predicts) and we are mind-boggingly, incredibly, amazingly lucky to have been born into just the right one, or something out there designed this little slice of heaven that we inhabit.

I kind of lean towards the latter. Because believing that those numbers are just a coincidence takes an amazing amount of, shall we say, faith.

Leftism is a Childish Belief System

 I have always believed that Leftists were, emotionally, children. I have modified that belief slightly: They are extremely insecure children.

  • They believe that everything must be "fair".
  • They are obsessed with "bullies".
  • They think that other people should give them free stuff.
  • They don't want to give other people their stuff.
  • They are unable to think ahead to possible consequences of their actions.
  • They don't like to follow other peoples' rules.
  • Their rules must be obeyed.
  • They'll lie right to your face, no matter how obvious it is that they're lying.
  • They get upset when you point out their lies
  • They cannot stand being told that they're wrong.
  • They get extremely upset and resort to name-calling when they are losing an argument.
  • They think that everyone should have the same amount of everything.
  • They think that it's OK if they have more than other people.
  • They will do anything to gain the approval of their peers.
  • They insist that they are unique, although they are clones of their peers.
  • They will call you names - as long as you pose no physical threat to them.
  • They think that if we're nice to people, they'll be nice back to us.
  • They can't stand being told what to do (unless it's by their friends/superiors).
  • They don't learn from their mistakes.
  • They change the rules in the middle of the game.
  • They really, really suck at logic.
  • They pretend to like things just to be accepted by their peers.
  • They never take the blame for anything bad.
  • They always take the credit for anything good.
  • They use words that they don't really understand (i.e. "rights", "ignorant").
  • They get a thrill out of being "naughty".
  • They are envious/resentful of anyone who is superior to them in any way.
  • They can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
  • They think that it's OK to just take something if they want it.
  • They don't really understand how money/economics works.
  • They don't understand the phrase, "We can't afford it". They just want it.
  • They don't want to hear anything that disagrees with their beliefs.
  • They believe that anyone who disagrees with them is stupid/ignorant.
  • They say, "But that's different!" when they make the same mistakes as other people.
  • They have no grasp of human nature.
  • They don't understand why they can't just do whatever they want to do.
  • They believe that they are the center of the universe.
  • They don't really care about their political issues. "Raising awareness" is just another way of screaming, "Pay attention to me!"
  • They whine. Constantly. Incessantly.
  • They don't understand that respect is earned, not their birthright.
  • They get absolutely irate when they're laughed at.

"They don't do anything but block me and call me names."
-Barack Obama, 6/2014

 “And, and, and (they) call me names!”
- Barack Obama, 6/2014

Odd That Nobody - NOBODY - Is Mentioning This

In all of the coverage of the Kurds and their fight against the Islamic State, I find it odd that nobody - not even the more intelligent and well-respected commentators are mentioning one thing: The Kurds are Communists.

Their largest group is called the PKK, which stands for the Kurdistan Workers' Party. A name that Lenin himself would have approved of. Although they have been "evolving" recently, it's much like the "Liberals" evolving into the "Progressives": The name has changed, but not the philosophy.

The KDP - or Kurdistan Democratic Party - was created/backed by the Soviet Union against the monarchs of Iraq and Iran in the 1940's. Notice the use of the word, "Democratic". Virtually all political organizations with the word "Democrat" in them are Communist (including here in America). The KDP is no exception.

There are other, smaller, offshoots, but those are the main players.

So why haven't I heard, even once, from any commentator - Conservative or otherwise - that we are allying with Communists? I find that very strange.

It seems as if Conservative leaders believe that our support of the Kurds will diminish if they let it be known who the Kurds really are. That's kind of disturbing.

Usually the Conservative leadership has more faith in their ideological brethren. Purposely omitting the fact that the Kurds are Communists seems like something that the Democrats would pull on their low-information voters because, as we all know, Democrat leaders have no faith in the intelligence of their voters. And rightly so, in their case. But Conservatives are more well-informed, intelligent and realistic than the fools who vote Democrat. We can handle the truth.

Are we right to ally with the Kurds against IS? Probably. The enemy of my enemy and all that.

But I can't help but think that we are arming another Mideast group to fight our proxy war who will, in time, turn around and attack us. We've seen that scenario play out too many times in the Middle East.Why would this be any different?