Archive for December, 2004
Thar’s GOLD in them thar hills!
Mensa has lots of people who are laborers. You could give them college degrees with no effort and set a precedent. They would pay you money for it.
They are smarter than other people. They would also fight for the legitimacy of that degree.
So there’s money. There is a potential for overthrowing the professor-priesthood and the political left.
People are setting up colleges all the time.
So why isn’t somebody getting a lifetime income out of this?
I have no idea. David Duke got a perfectly legitimate PhD out of Kiev University.
There are a lot of people who everybody admits are MUCH smarter and more intellectually productive than many PhDs. Karl Marx got his PhD in one week.
Would any leftist say that Karl Marx didn’t earn his PhD?
So many, many people, including me, would pay a university good money to recognize their accomplishments and give them a PhD, the way they did David Duke.
And those PhDs could have rigid requirements, requirements no standard PhD could meet, like books and ORIGINAL ideas.
An educated man can tell if another man is educated. So Karl Marx wrote a thesis, defended it, and got a PhD, all in one week.
I am too old to care about a PhD. The article I wrote about that is now missing from the archives.
We were chased out of the University of Virginia and that “we” includes two professors who later won the Nobel Prize.
At age 63, I have no NEED of a PhD. But I’d LOVE to get one. It’s called ego.
Lots and lots of other people would like to have a PhD they have long since earned.
No one could challenge those PhDs if they were awarded carefully.
Russia is poor. Ukraine is much poorer. So why doesn’t Ukraine offer a PhD to people who have earned them, with stringent requirements?
It is no accident that Ukraine is poor. If Ukraine did the things that were perfectly obvious, they would not be POOR.
If David Duke could see the potential in what happened, there would no place for people like me.
In other words, I have not the slightest idea why smart people never see the obvious.
I explain things that should be the beginning of great accomplishments. The comments come in that I am not being militant enough or that I need to spell out a program.
Meanwhile I am pointing at things where there is money, where there is power, where there is a beginning from which a reasonably intelligent person could go with it.
So what I get back is, “DUHH.”
But there are a few people out there who have minds.
I can ignore the rest.
During the Vietnam War, a college (the name of which I have forgotten) grew to gargantuan size.
If you were in college, or a professor, you were exempted from the draft. So this giant college grew up that anybody who paid tuition simply could not flunk out of.
Leftists said they were wonderful.
I remember major features on that college in magazines, but I can’t remember the name and I can’t, don’t, know how to look it up. THAT college had no idea of graduating people.
But what we need today is the equivalent of that college. It was fully accredited.
The reason the professor-priesthood rules is because they have a monopoly on giving college degrees, and you have to have a college degree for almost everything.
So what we need is an El Cheapo college degree.
Let me tell you a secret. You know those colleges that offer on-line degrees? You saw all the noise about the MBA given to a cat?
You can’t give a degree to a cat unless a human arranges it.
That was a LOT of work and a LOT of expense somebody went to to protect the university monopoly.
Actually, a correspondence course is MUCH harder than a regular course. You can just sit in class and pass all the courses you need for a plain old basic degree, the one everybody has to have.
What we need is a college like the one the draft-dodgers used, and was praised by all the media. It must combine the easiest course load on earth. The purpose is to get that silly-ass “college degree” with absolutely no effort.
On the Internet.
There was a TV program that showed a blond girl seducing a football player. There were objections.
The objections were all about “pornography,” but there had been less objections to more of that. It was pretty clear that the objection was to the blatant blond woman-black guy bit.
There was a lawyer show a couple of years ago, and when the blond star started dating a black guy on the show, her regular fans raised hell and he was dropped.
Naturally she was seen slavering over black guys to show they weren’t skeered of “racists,” but never came that close again.
This Christmas I got a shock. For decades I have watched “Season’s Greetings” take over “Merry Christmas,” but I was the ONLY person who mentioned it publicly.
One of the first WOLs in 1998, which is lost to the archives, was called “A Christmas Rebel,” and I discussed the enforcement of “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings.”
But I challenge you to find public references to that in 1998, and it was just as prevalent then.
Then suddenly this year, one store chain was given the “Scrooge Award ” (second place) for ordering its employees to say, “Season’s Greetings” instead of “Merry Christmas.”
In the 1980s, there were black guys and blond girls on television as much as they are now. But NOBODY, let me repeat that, NOBODY objected. If anybody said “racist,” everybody but me would fall on the floor and slobber.
I am NOT exaggerating. I said fall on the floor and slobber. They were just a little less dignified than that.
In the 1990s Alan Dershowitz, who demands the preservation of the Jewish race, objected to the evil OLD prejudice against white girls kissing black guys in the PAST on television. Pat Buchanan was sitting right there. He said not a word.
Even Dershowitz said that sort of prejudice no longer existed. But a couple of years later it surfaced again, as I show below.
NOBODY in the 1980s objected to “Season’s Greetings.” If somebody mentioned anti-Semitism, everybody but me hit the floor slobbering, or did something slightly less dignified.
NOBODY in the 1980s, including Pat Buchanan, would dare write what Buchanan wrote about the disappearance of the white race or about the Jewishness of neoconservatism.
In fact, it was in the early 1980s that Buchanan mentioned the disappearance of the white race and a Mexican-”American” writing in the Moonie-conservative Washington Times ripped him to pieces, saying his Daddy was in World War II and Hispanics breed like rabbits and BUCHANAN was the racist.
Naturally, Buchanan backed down totally.
No, things were NOT easier in the 1970s and 1980s, when only Joe Sobran and I dared say things like this right out there in public.
Buchanan ALWAYS made a brave face and then backed down.
I hate to tell you this, but in this respect things are BETTER now. “BETTER?” That is the one word no right-winger allows anybody to use.
Everybody on the right is so busy dedicating all their time to being depressed that they do not want to hear this.
They want to lie around and whine about how brave they WOULD be, but everybody around them is betraying them, so why bother? They want to surrender and look brave doing it.
Let me tell you something up front. The most complete moral cowards ever born were those who call themselves The Greatest Generation. Somebody can say their buddies died to get rid of white people and they won’t say a word. They object to NOTHING.
The dying out of the Greatest Generation made things INFINITELY better.
You can whine and cry about today’s young people all you want to. They have been indoctrinated, but they are not the absolute moral cowards I was raised around.
No, things were NOT easier in the ’70s and the ’80s, and I’m sick of hearing it.
How silly of us.
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Of course that was it. Now that you’ve said it, we can see we knew that all along.
It’s just Bob’s Blog.
(Reprinted to Blog from email list of 12/25/04)
*** Bob’s Insider’s Message ***
Merry Christmas to all of you, and a hearty thank you for reading Whitaker Online. As we celebrate the coming of our Lord on this day, it gives time to reflect on what is really important.
The coming of God’s own son into the world sure puts the mendacity and smallness of our leadership into sharp focus. No wonder they want to elevate Hanakah and Kwanzaa to the same status.
What kind of people could lead their own into the pits of hell that a brown world will be? No level of contempt for them could reach too low. As you enjoy the time with your family and loved ones, reflect on this question in the light of this day. Let it sink in just exactly what we are dealing with at almost every level of government and on our campuses and schools and even in our churches.
Compare it to the love of our God who would send his only son to us. Who will we emulate in working for the kind of country our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will face? How would we like to be remembered by them?
May you and yours be filled with blessings and peace on this day and in the coming year.
Every time Christians try to celebrate Christmas, somebody says:
“I am offended.”
You keep telling Christians what should be forbidden in the public schools, in public displays. You tell them they can’t say “Merry Christmas,” they have to say, “Season’s Greetings.” Christians are bending over backwards so you won’t yell:
Christmas used to be fun. Now we can’t relax and celebrate it because one of you is going to suddenly shout:
So we all know you are telling us what we can do at Christmas, but you are doing a sloppy job of it. All this uncertainty destroys the joy of Christmas, a time when everybody used to relax and have a good time.
Maybe we could enjoy Christmas again if all of you Modernist Christians, Jews, atheists, Moslems, Hindus – ALL of you – would get together and tell us exactly what we ARE allowed to do at Christmas.
Is “Merry Christmas” allowed at all? Will a teacher be fired for wishing her class a “Merry Christmas” on the grounds of a school that receives any public money?”
Could you give us the EXACT geographical limits in which the name of Christ might be mentioned?
The Ford and Carnegie Foundations could spend tens of millions of dollars hiring thousands of professional liberals to write a tome of regulations on Christmas that is as large as the Federal Income Tax Code.
For example, the highways are paid for by the public. Are cars allowed to ride on those publicly-financed highways carrying the sign of the fish, which everybody knows is a CHRISTIAN symbol?
Does this OFFEND you? Should highways that you pay for with your tax money be used to help offend you this way?
If you are going to dictate, then go ahead and dictate. No more hints, no more sudden bursts of temper and random lawsuits.
We seem to have all agreed that non-Christians have the right to tell Christians what they can do at Christmas.
But with power comes responsibility. You have the power, so you have the responsibility of using it and being clear about it.
Stop acting like spoiled children and being offended at this and at that. Tell Christians, in plain English, what they will be ALLOWED to do.
In the Clinton years, I wrote an article called “Superterrorism” (11-21-98). When September 11, 2001 came around, we reprinted it.
It seemed prophetic, but if you look at it, “Superterrorism” was just common sense. Maybe common sense is what real prophecy is based on.
The Euro is going up. Europe is out of the Iraq War and all the problems.
But common sense says that Europe is terribly weak and terribly vulnerable.
Iran’s new missiles might reach Europe, but they won’t reach us. North Korea’s new missiles can reach the West Coast.
But they won’t.
Because if they did South Korea would suddenly be an island.
And if Iran threatens Europe, what exactly is Europe going to do about it? Throw croissants?
America is stupid, but it is also extremely dangerous. Europe is stupid and nobody is scared of it.
Under Clinton, America had a boom like one that Europe is enjoying today. Terrorism? Clinton just ignored it. And it worked out fine.
Europe is cruising into something that will make 2001 look like a tap on the cheek. Europe is ready to be slapped around. There is always somebody who wants to do the slapping.
Europe is not just stupid, it is hopelessly stupid. There is nothing as dumb as a dumb man who thinks he’s smart.
All that brilliant sophistication Europeans think they have got Europe ripped to pieces twice this century. It nearly wiped out two generations of Europeans.
And Europeans honestly believe they are diplomatic geniuses.
That attitude is more dangerous than any nuclear missile.
I promised below to deal with Mark’s points when I got all better.
Let me apologize again for insulting my readers by acting like an ass. Mark did me a big favor by calling me down on it.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but the very same mistakes that infuriate me most in others are the ones I often commit myself. Insulting the people who appreciate what you have to say is just plain nasty.
So here is what Mark had to say with my replies marked *** :
“Ok Bob, an observation and then a question: Over the months I have found it interesting at how fond you are of cutting down anyone who has the audicity to agree with you openly on these blogs but lacks the intelligence to understand your true message, revel in your hidden meanings, or see 20/20 thru a locked keyhole.”
*** You nailed me and I have apologized. When I do it again, nail me again.
“I bet you’d kick the cheerleaders in their pretty little arses if the home team fumbled the ball, wouldn’t you?”
*** I was usually the one doing the fumbling. The coach had a regular shout: “Feel around you, Whitaker, maybe you’re still in bed.”
“Why don’t you take the time to cool the ego driven, frustration-born verbal tantrums and tell us EXACTLY HOW, IN YOUR OPINION WE CAN CHANGE THINGS. You want to be the academic (and you do an okay job of it) full of profound witticism, so put your money where your mouth is: GIVE US A GAME PLAN, A BATTLE PLAN, A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR TURNING THINGS AROUND IN AMERICA (legally of course).”
*** The usual reply from an “expert” at this point is to use modesty to sneak out of answering the question, but I have a feeling you won’t let me get away with that.
The expert says you are overestimating him, that he has no plan for changing the whole world. Then he uses the exact line you predicted below: “Well, you all have brains. Why should I do your thinking for you?”
Mark cut me off at the pass on that one. He seems to have the experts pretty well figured. So after I quote the rest of Mark’s comment, I guess I’ll actually have to deal with the question.
“Oh, and please don’t use that slight of hand brush off: “Well, you all have brains. Why should I do your thinking for you?” We might have brains, but we don’t have a plan. Oh, and yes, I do own a copy of your book and I’m not sending my kids to college as a result so don’t start with me.
It’s the fourth quarter, Bob, and we’re behind by 7. What’s your game plan? I’m putting my money on more sarcasm, but we’ll see.”
*** See what Mark has done to me? Normally after you’ve written some books and are a Recognized Expert you can turn your mind off and coast. But here I’m being forced to call my brain out of retirement.
Mark, this exactly how you deal with experts.
My battle plan is based on the fact that our present “both sides” political strategy has already been discredited.
So if they’re dead, why don’t they fall down?
No one yet has a stake in MAKING them fall down.
But they are in the same position the Soviet Empire was in in 1980.
The sickos we are after thought that Communism was the key to an anti-white future in 1950. Now they are doing exactly what I am doing, they are trying to see and control the future, which has nothing to do with what people are arguing about right now.
Everything the left is based on is pretense. It is universities, it is foundations, it is Hollywood, it is Old Europe and New England, which are the traditional graveyards of passe ideas.
No new ideas come OUT of the universities today. Ideas used to be from professors to the New York Times to the editorial pages. Everything new hits the Internet and is forced on the universities. Filter-down is not FROM the universities. It is TO the universities.
The universities have become isolated, backward-looking feminaries.
And everybody either knows or will suspect it.
There is a scientific establishment that is growing to supplant the social engineers who ruled intellectual life through the time when the big TV networks were in absolute power. The scientific revolution will find the social engineers, to whom they are slavishly obedient right now, to be in the way.
We have to get in on this game.
We, meaning US, can only get in on this game by attacking the universities, at the universities, on the universities. That is why I dedicated my declining years to Why Johnny Can’t Think.
We can get in on the fight where the money is that the scientific establishment is going to want.
We need our lever to move the world. Our lever is an intellectual revolution on the campuses, at the campuses, attacking the campuses.
If we get in there, if we lead the attack on the universities out here, we will be in on the fight over every dime the enemy’s entire power is based on.
We will have a generation of people who have wasted their youth getting and paying for a college education and now paying off student loans on our side. We will have a growing scientific/biology/genetics establishment as a potential ally against the total draining of all power and money to the social scientists.
Everything else is yesterday’s news.
IT IS time for revolution. Our weapon is Why Johnny Can’t Think. It is NOT “criticism” of academia. It is a revolution as DETAILED in Why Johnny Can’t Think.
NOTHING else counts.
I have spent my entire life working day and night so that the world will, so far as possible, be run the way I want it to.
I want the world to do what I tell it to do.
This is not a modest request.
Some people say, “Do you realize that you might have wasted your whole life? Don’t you realize that all the things you think you helped do might have happened without you?”
All I want is for the world to do what I think is right.
Let me repeat: This is NOT a modest request.
So when things do go right, and they sometimes do, I don’t sit around worrying about whether I am wasting my life. I will settle for the times the world moves my way.
I let other people worry about the important stuff.
I don’t like long blog entries, so I will deal specifically with what Mark said later. Right now let me deal with LESSON ONE of what he said.
Please remember that the blog is porch talk. Sometimes poor little Bobby’s tummy doesn’t feel good, so he bitches and he moans and makes a fool of himself.
So what do you do about it? You say exactly what you would say if you were on the porch to a respected member of the family who has said something stupid.
You say, “I respect you, Uncle Bob, but you are making an ass of yourself.”
Mark just did that, and I took it like a man. Some of you may want to know how a truly mature man deals with justifiable criticism:
I am writing this in a fetal position under my bed. I am typing with one hand and sucking the thumb on the other. I stopped holding my breath several seconds ago.
But once I get out of my trauma stage, I will appreciate what Mark told me.
Yes, Mark, it is stupid and childish for me to betray people who take the trouble to read what I have to say by accusing them of not getting the point. I am insulting the very people who are among the very, very few who read AND APPRECIATE what I have to say, and there is no excuse for that.
Let me repeat that: There is NO excuse for behavior like that.
I appreciate just how bad this behavior is. All my life I have been sickened by New York editorialists telling their readers how stupid they were. Beginning in the 1960s, a fashionable editorialists just could not insult his readers enough. He would tell them how nasty Americans are and how evil white people are.
Readers couldn’t get enough of it. They just grovelled ecstatically.
All those years I kept wondering, will anybody ever tell those insulters to go to hell instead of just lying down and taking it?
Well, when Bobby’s tummy hurt and he made the same mistake, MY readers called me down on it.
MY blog readers are not as tame as the people who live by New York Times editorials.
(Reprinted to Blog from email list of 12/18/04)
*** Bob’s Insider’s Message ***
Looking back on the past year, 2004 has been an eventful one. From a rough start, we have put over 2500 copies of Why Johnny Can’t Think into circulation. While that isn’t a lot by publishing standards, it is quite an accomplishment for a small team of volunteers who didn’t know what they were doing. All of this is due to the efforts of WOL readers and my small team, and we haven’t begun, so to speak.
The internet has enabled many small operators to bubble up ideas that are beginning to crack the ice of the government/media monolith. The growing attempts to silence the BNP, Ernst Zundel, and others are signs of weakness. The establishment KNOWS these ideas are LETHAL to them. Why else would they be so concerned about the very small handful of people out there who are saying these things?
I’ve pointed out the many ways that Why Johnny Can’t Think is an ideal vehicle for attacking the left. None of them have to do with my own brilliance. I chose to focus on professors and the universities because they are the Achilles heel of the left. They are the root that keeps the malignant plant alive.
Not many people can or will go to cocktail parties and talk about “Jews” or “communists” because they don’t want to be treated like nuts. They don’t want to start conversations about the disaster in Iraq because some flag waving moron might clock them. They don’t want to talk about immigration because some bedwetter will start pissing and moaning or someone there has a Mexican girlfriend. But almost EVERYONE has friends or family tying up thousands of dollars in a college education.
It is much easier to inoculate a kid before college than to cure him after it. College professors can bully kids, but aren’t used to dealing with real criticism.
One of our next goals is to put together a scholarship contest for high school kids that will get the message to them. Not only will we get the message out to them, but we may discover the next generation of warriors to carry on the battle.
If anyone is interested in helping fund such a program, please let me know. I’m working with a non-profit organization to be able to take tax-deductible contributions for this program. If anyone is willing to help, please email me at b...@whyjohnny.com.
And don’t forget, there is still time to send a book to someone you care about before Christmas.
You can buy ANYTHING on e-bay.
Recently I needed an “extension” cord but I accidentally bought an “existential” cord.
When I hooked it up it put me in touch with some Beatniks circa 1955. They had cooked up a batch of very special mushrooms and a bunch of brownies with a special extra taste to them.
I am presently floating about twenty feet above my apartment complex. There is a very nice purple man named Zogpoo floating by me who is looking for his second cousin.
Has anybody seen him?
Trager Smith holds the Grand Prize for thinking things through (below), but Mike came through with an excellent follow-up:
“So how are we to overcome this? Will the necessary numbers of academics stand up to reveal this? ”
“Maybe we just need many heavy doses of common sense”
“Comment by Mike —”
Mike, there is a war shaping up between the old powers an the new power, the old danger and the new danger.
There is a new power rising, the power of science over the very creation of human beings, the power “to let a man live a thousand years.”
Think about that last phrase a moment. If you can live a thousand years, why not forever? Do you expect science to remain fixed at a thousand years for a thousands years?
That’s silly, but people say it. How can I explain things to people who never THINK about anything they say?
I’m sick of spoonfeeding.
Right now the geneticists and scientists are slavering slaves of social science professors. At the turn of the last century, the social science professors were slavering slaves of Big Money. But from the New Deal on (1933) on, professors became the deadly enemies of the capitalists they once grovelled before.
That’s because the stakes got higher. Sciense and social science will become steadily more hostile to each other. We are talking here about money. We are talking here about power. Right now the stem cell opponents are shouting “You haven’t created a new brain from it yet! See how hopeless it all is!”
When people are going down, there is EXACTLY the language they ALWAYS use: “You haven’t done it yet, so see how useless it all is?”
I don’t care about embryonic stem cell research. What infuriates me is the knee-jerk mentality behind the opposition to it.
Once again, if you didn’t read the sentence I just wrote, I am NOT going to spoon feed it to the Jehovists out there.
Stem cells, not embryonic ones, were just used to save someone in a German operation.
German doctors use stem cells to repair skull injury
No preacher cares. No social scientist cares. They have a tiny little Jehovist god and a silly little Marxist theology to protect.
To me, to use Lawrence Brown’s phrase, Jesus “towers above the world.” He will be there without six-day creation. He will be there after the earth is round.
But for the social scientists and the other Jehovists, science is the enemy.
Oddly enough, in the next age, science WILL be the enemy. But at that stage, science will be able to point back at the silly-ass Jehovists and social scientists they overcame to show they are NOT dangerous because those knee-jerk idiots said they were dangerous in silly ways just to protect their own turf.
Liberals today still quote the old price-fixers who accused anybody who was against Big Business price-fixing to be “socialists.” So today’s various Jehovists will provide the same ammunition to the enemy in the next age.
But the Jehovists are a bunch of sociopaths and they don’t care. And the social scientists are a bunch of out-of-date Marxists and they don’t care.
A new power is coming, the scientific establishment.
Oh, I know everybody says that and points at it and cries and faints. That’s exciting and it fills collection plates.
But some of us have to NOT cry and point and have the vapors. I or someone who thinks like I do will have to deal with history as it happens, not just get all the collection plates full while morons watch The Tennis Game.
I spent my life fighting powers bigger than me at odds of a million to one.
I did a better job than you can ever imagine, but it will require more than a thousand words and the latest news from Iraq to explain it.
Here we go again.
Now get back to your Tennis Game. Rush just said something profound that you can e-mail all over the place.
Trager Smith finally actually read and thought about what I have been saying all this time:
“Exactly what are you fighting for, Bob, than you won’t get just by waiting. Admittedly, there is a huge amount of wasteful things going on, from college education to welfare for welfare bums, but this “deadweight welfare loss,” as you called it in graduate school, couldn’t be more than 20% of GDP. But normal economic growth is about 3%/capita in real terms. There is no point protesting these things for more than seven years! Destroying our race, though, transcends any of this, but technologies coming down the pike are going to make current racial differences minor.”
Comment by Trager Smith
FINALLY! Somebody got their eyes off The Tennis Game*
Trager, while you are watching The Tennis Game and looking at Why Johnny Can’t Think: America’s Professor-Priesthood in the break, then staring at The Tennis Game and mumbling (“Yea, good. William Bennett –the token gentile of neoconservatism — said that, too, good point. Go, Rush!”), there is an actual battle going on out here.
Jehovism and its bastard child Communism and its legitimate offspring liberalism want a world of little brown slaves. While whites have been convinced to the point of groveling that there is no difference between races but the special Evil of whites, no leftist has even wavered one split second in his absolute belief in white supremacy.
Very few leftists and no Tennis Game Conservatives would see their point of view as white supremacy, any more than most people understand Hitler’s attitude as Jewish Supremacy.
But God and Satan are both utterly above mere Man. The Jews are Satan, Hitler is God. That means that Jews are far above all other men. Hitler said Jews must go.
Jews see white gentiles as Satan and the Chosen People as God and white gentiles as Satan (read the official statements of all three major branches of American Judaism on immigration). This means that whites are far above all other races. Official Jewry says that white gentiles must go.
Marxists today see themselves as God and white gentiles as Satan. That means that whites are far above all other races. Noel Ingatiev says white gentiles must go because he is a Marxist.
The Falwell Jehovists today see themselves as God and white gentiles as Satan. That means that whites are far above all other races. The Falwell Jehovists say white gentiles must go because he is a Marxist.
Why do I keep repeating myself?
BECAUSE IT TOOK SIX YEARS FOR ONE SINGLE READER TO EVEN TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jehovists are coming together. They must either stop the advance of human science or they must distort it, and while the Pat Robertsons are only vaguely aware of that, the leftist university leftist seminarians are seeing it more and more clearly every day, and they are counting on the Falwells to help them to fight back.
Now get back to your Tennis Game. You might have missed what Andie Young said.
I love it when I see some 70-year-old grandmother gets embarrassed half to death while the airports search her, including patting down her bosom.
For fifty years that woman, liberal or conservative, has been crying over the poor little Indians, blubbering about racism and proving she’s not a racist, and now she’s getting a chance to prove it and pay just a little of the dues she owes.
Are we going to stop strip-searching white grandmothers and thereby offend Mohammed Um-Baba? No way, Mohammed is just as unsuspicious as grandma.
Are we going to stop black teenagers because half of black teenagers are in jail or on probation? No way, everyone is assumed innocent until he is proven guilty, and there is no limit to the amount of time the police have to waste on checking everybody equally.
So if granny gets her head bashed in while the police are off stopping other grandmas to balance their number of checks on young blacks, it is not just what granny allowed to happen, it’s what she BEGGED for, year after year, decade after decade.
The one member of the Cabinet Bush is not even thinking of removing is Normal Mineta. His Japanese family got interned sixty years ago and he’s still got the grudge going. America is going to pay. He is the one who ordered the strip-searching of grandma and he is going to keep on ordering it.
Well, I agree with him. This is what grandma agreed to over and over and over. She didn’t object much when white kids had to wait in the freezing winter mornings to be bused into ghettoes. Well, she said a few things, but she didn’t want to make too much noise.
She was infinitely more worried about being accused of racism than about any kids.
So grandma gets strip-searched and mugged.
It suits Mineta. And it suits me.
And if a plane gets blown out of the sky by Mohammed, who got on the plane while they were humiliating grandma, it’s not just what the passengers LET happen. It is what they have BEGGED for, year after year, decade after decade.
It suits Mineta.
And it suits me.
One of the funniest things on earth is watching people watch a tennis game.
The camera observing tennis spectators shows a sea of sunglasses. All of those sunglasses move as if in a giant choreographed movement left, right, left, right. It looks truly weird, and it looks as if the whole crowd had practiced this routine for weeks.
Watching tennis is a very relaxing activity. You know exactly when the action is taking place, like a dance, left, right, left, right.
But if you leave the tennis court and go work and your boss finds you looking left, right, left, right, and you say you are “watching both sides,” he will probably put you in for disability.
Half of your income and all of your children’s future is in the hands of government. Half your income and all of your children’s future is determined by politics, just as much of your income as is determined by your job.
So in politics you sit there watching “both sides.” Andrew Young serves one to Rush Limbaugh, and the crowd turns right, then Limbaugh argues, and the eyes turn left.
And I am the cameraman, watching that crowd as the sunglasses turn left and the sunglasses go right, in a choreographed dance, while their world topples down around their ears.
Roy led the comments on “While You Were Sleeping” below, and I finally got to replying to him.
One thing I admired about my boss on Capitol Hill, Congressman John Ashbrook, was his telephone instructions.
If someone asked for the Administrative Assistant or some other big shot in the office, you asked them their name, put them on hold, and told the Big Man what peasant was trying to get His Attention.
But if someone called John Ashbrook himself when he was in his office, you said, “Just a minute, please,” put them on hold, and rang him on the intercom.
John took the call and he didn’t need to know WHO was calling him. He would find that out for himself. He said, “I’m a representative, that’s what I’m here for.”
John had worked with Gerald Ford for many years in congress before Ford was suddenly appointed vice president and then president. While he was president he called John’s office. John’s line was busy so the receptionist who answered the phone told him to wait, and then she asked who he was. He said, “This is Jerry Ford.”
There are a lot of “Jerry Fords” in the world, so she thought nothing of it. The President of the United States was put on hold for fifteen minutes.
I have made a LOT of laws and regulations in my time. I was sitting in a regulatory panel once, and we were laying out guidelines for rules under the Reagan Administration.
One Big Man, a real biggie, laid out the parameters. He said, “We must only have regulations we can actually enforce.”
This was serious stuff. Everybody in the room had the necessary grave expression on his face, except for one complete idiot who just had to say something stupid. So that idiot said,
“You know, God Almighty is still trying to enforce ten.”
They laughed. I will not tell you who that idiot was.
The Seinfeld Show ran from 1990-1998, with one showing of its pilot in 1989.
In one of the earlier episodes, but not the first, a superefficient girl was talking to Seinfeld and talked about a number of things, including how to use e-mail. He was overwhelmed, and after she left he said to himself, “What’s e-mail?”
We are not talking about Mayberry here. This was a Yuppie in the middle of New York City.
In a later episode, but not nearly the last, Kramer says he wants his mail delivery to stop. The Post Office head admits there is no reason for the Post Office to exist any more, and one of the reasons given is e-mail.
To repeat, the show ran from 1990-1998.
That is a FAST turnaround.
So when we talk about the changes the Internet will bring, we had better talk about the Internet ET AL.
Only a few years ago, there were theories about a future in which people worked at home. My niece’s husband now works in California and lives in South Carolina. I spent three hours this week fixing my computer talking to several people in India – the dreaded “outsourcing.” Those guys are not working in India, they’re working HERE.
In the 1980s we were talking about genes and a far future in which they might even be able to look at them. Now it’s routine.
You know those human-looking animated characters they’ve developed for TV? They are still very identifiable as non-human, but you have to look close. In a few years they will simply take pictures of humans and manipulate them as they choose. You will see NEW episodes of I Love Lucy, and Lucy’s DEAD.
If you need something special today, where do you go to buy it? It used to be Macy’s or Gimble’s in the middle of New York City. Then it became the malls. Now it’s becoming the Internet.
Just how much longer are there going to BE big cities? Certainly they’re not getting bigger, and most of them have already become largely slave quarters for liberal minority voters.
When we talk about social security, it might be useful to talk about how much longer people are going to BE getting older.
And pretty soon we’ll have to stop panicking about those “engineered genes” and start deciding whether kids without egentic improvements can actually compete in a world where others are giving their children higher intelligence and more drive and better looks.
I think we better stop talking like latter-day Amish.
I may be exaggerating, but it hard for me to think of a single neoconservative who has not written a book saying that professors are biased to the left.
So when somebody writes me a note telling me they agree with my book and professors are baised, it just makes my little heart go plippity-plop. I want to thank them, so I call up to find out what the visting hours are at their retarded home.
If that is all you got our of my book you badly need mental help.
Today when a man puts on a black dress, he becomes the Constitution of the United States.
The Constitution stands above Congress and the President. Once a man in black dress “interprets the Constitution,” nobody else matters.
What is hilarious is that the Constitution itself declares its only authority to be “We the People of the United States… and OUR Posterity.”
“We the People of the United Staes.. and OUR Posterity” is EXACTLY what the guy in the black dress says the Constitution is NOT. He says the purpose of HIS Constitution is to keep the people in line. It’s to make sure nobody born here thinks he has any special rights.
So trial by jury is subject to the guy in the black dress.
What does he know? He knows what he calls The Law and the Opinions and The Precedents.
So what? There is no evidence that his Precidents and his Opinions and his Law have ever caused the slightest bit of justice. In fact, all the evidence is the opposite.
Who the hell IS this guy in a black dress?
Who the hell are the two and a half million lawyers in America who take up ALL the talent we could use for nurses and technologists and cost us over a million dollars each in interference with the rest of us, which is all they do.
So the judges INSTRUCT the jurors. WHY? Trial by jury means trial by JURY. Your average guy, the defendant’s peer, can figure him out better than some guy with a lifetime income and lots of years in law school.
What the hell are those judges doing for a living? What the hell are those lawyers doing for a living?
I’m paying for it, so maybe I have the right to ask.
I sent this out to my team, all “Christians.” Some of them keep preaching at me and I’m sick of it:
I believe in the Christ Lawrence Brown talked about in The Might of the West, “He towered above history.”
But even the word “Christian” now means one has to dredge one’s beliefs out of the sewers of the Middle East.
My Christ towers above the towers, much less the sewers.
“Get thee behind me, Satan.” That sounds like my kind of motto.
I was country when country wasn’t cool. I was telling the ignorant snobs that the country folks were right.
Unfortunately, after we won big victories, every preacher is now pushing nonsense that would embarrass a cow.
There is a group that is trying to ban any bad language on cable. Children might see it, they say, so everybody has to be treated like a child.
Let me make an unsophisticated comment here:
Go to hell.
Jay complained that my blogs are way too long and deal with stuff nobody cares about. My specialty has always been short stuff that might interest people.
So I have set up a separate blog which I call (honestly) “the long, boring blog.”
This blog allows me to go into stuff that interests nobody. This is where my unfinished books will go. This is where badly-spelled first drafts will go.
Practically speaking, the long, boring blog allows me to record things that are patentable, copyrightable, or just a good place for researchers to look when they show where the Great Neoconservative Commentators’ Original Ideas came from.
Like all writers, I would like somebody to look at the stuff while it’s in process. Just a few people who would really want to.
In this blog I’ll try to put stuff that’s short and interesting.
That may make it VERY short.