How I learned to stop worrying and love the world

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Get It Straight, or Can't We Transliterate?




That is all.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Huffington Post, or Can This Really Be Better than DailyKos?

The Huffington Post, named for socialite Ariana Huffinton, is one of the dumbest places I've ever gone to. I've been to David Icke's site, I've been to numerous Bigfoot sites, alien sites, Communist sites, anarchist sites, Neo-Nazi site, and I will stand by this. I say this because the people writing at the Huffington Post aren't seen as nutty, yet there's no question they are.

It's like these people don't have an independent thought in their brains. All of them seem to have the very "progressive" idea that warfare is immoral no matter how it is fought. They have the moronic leader of some Arab-American group blogging as if Israel's supporters have to make massive excuses for the "immoral" war against Lebanon. Earth to lunatic - Israel was attacked first. Just because their enemy happened to be Arab doesn't mean you have to reflexively defend them. Perhaps you could write a blog to your brethren telling them to stop trying to kill Jews.

And stop using the label "progressive" (perhaps conservatives can call themselves "virtuous" or something to even it up). Democratic socialism isn't progessive, we saw how well socialism worked over in Europe. I'm a classical liberal (what progressives see as "right-wing"), and these people are just ruining the label. I can't just say liberal, I have to use a goddamn prefix because of these idiots going around spouting their irrational nonsense and ruining the grand ideal of Western liberalism.

Thank the cosmos that there are a couple of parodies of this nonsense blog.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A World Gone Nuts, or How Soon We Forget

There is something very wrong with the world. And this blog encapsulates this problem.

This blog is written by a person who won't allow you to comment and doesn't have his email or any other contact information in his profile. Yet he can spout his antisemitism (and that's what it is, one post he compares the Operation Wrath of God team to literal Nazis sent by Hitler) in his echo chamber without any rational person coming in and setting him straight.

Is he alone? No. Go to youtube and you can see plenty of antisemitic propaganda. I've seen folks in the comments sections of videos lament the fact that Hitler didn't finish the job. Others pretend antisemitism is a cop out for Israel supporters, but then they'll use terms like "Jewish filth" or "Jewish piggies". Are these people for real? This whole "antisemitism is a cop-out" needs to stop. There's a reason you keep being called antisemites.

And then we have the grand ol' Independent (an Orwellian name if there ever was one).

Perhaps the editors have never heard of argumentum ad populum (appeal to popularity)? For those of you who don't know, it's the logical fallacy that says that because an idea is popular, it is correct. It would be like saying since most Germans supported the Nazis, the Nazis were right. It's quite obvious how such an argument falls flat.

Of course, the Independent is about anti-Israel a publication as you can get. They don't seem to get that the only flag that matters there has a Shield of David on it. Nor do they seem to understand that a ceasefire is a victory for Hizbollah (though I don't know if they'd be disappointed with such an outcome). Israel must finish its goal of the destruction of Hizbollah. They are doing the work of the world, and the world is shunning them for it.

When will this nonsense of painting the aggressors as victims end? Israel has to live up to standards that no nation could, and frankly, standards no nation should have to live up to.