AD HOMINEM FOLLOW THE LEADER MADNESS called practical wisdom.

I am both appalled but not surprised at the pseudo-intellectual hubris that refuses reality, but instead, offers innumerable suppositions and false premises as if it were straight talking truth.

(I link to the post I am referring to bellow.)

Liberals, or whomever, it is alleged had no plans for dealing with terrorist and terrorism after 9-11? It seems nearly universally accepted that the Taliban’s harboring of Osama bL, was an imperative in everyone’s mind to deal with, and that that ball was horribly dropped after by whom? A kind of Faustian bargain followed after the inept dealings at Tora Bora. The eyes seemed already off the ball and into the oil pit.

It is now nearly universally accepted by all but sycophants and mindless administration loyalist and crony’s, that Iraq was a taking of the eyes off the ball from the start. Amazingly, some still believe all the allegations against Iraq were and are still true. Simply astounding. (Not that Saddam Hussein was into good things. He was greatly aided by the 2003 group of strategist back in the 1980’s, when he used WMD.) That, and that the resulting world polarization against America is inconsequential to our mismanaged but holy, in might makes rights, eyes war on terror. We help arm conflicting Sunni insurgents. While the Mahdi Army militia of Muqtada al-Sadr gains the respect and admiration of the beleaguered Shiite ghetto, as a folk hero who stands up to an invasion by infidels. Intelligence estimates of the debacle are now routinely dismissed by those who can never own up to their own responsibilities for loss of lives and national treasure.

We have seen these kinds of conservatives contempt for reason and responsibility. It is always someone elses’ fault. then we had this administration who ditched anyone in it who dare to question the emperors lack of critical thinking clothing. Yet their follow the leader mindset assumes in its warlord reality matrix, that questioning is itself seditious.

The following pundits convoluted contrapuntal evidence reeks of perceptual bias; That winning is a fixed and cosmic mandate, and winning by force at that, as if we determine the reality around the world by twisting arms. His argument has that open ended yet circular short circuited reasoning that refuses to understand the human condition beyond his own ideological presuppositions.

In the blurring of distinctions endemic to this administrations propaganda barrage, who is who is blurred, who is connected to whom cuts across content and context to assemble false premise. It is a profound disservice to dissent and truth tellers, and those who wish to abide by the truth, that his preemptive loyalty assumptions about freedom of speech, is to have us cower behind a president no matter how disingenuously reasoned the cause. We are placed as a public then, in the hands of Stalin brown noses, or those of Hitler, or Mao’s legions of once faithful followers.

Truth and factual context are to take a second seat to hubris and solipsistic fear and paranoia extrapolations; because hierarchy says so! As common with the blame American dissent first sycophants of self serving authority figures. If an idiot is in charge, we must surrender our rights, our responsibilities to truth and honesty, surrender ourselves and in effect our souls, to idiocy. Dominator mentalities and mindsets are bound and shackled in their “patriotic” slave ship, and they want you, me, We the People, under them to provide cushions.

ALL THE PUNDITRY THAT IS FIT TO DEFEAT AMERICA

The foggy pundits reality view misses the morality of one nations economic advantages twisting the arms of lesser nations. These are seemingly hidden behind the assumptions that might makes right is the morality and ethics behind our so called vital national interest. Somehow, in the sophist mind, he (presumably) finds the implied empire hegemony of US based oligarchies, all our spiritual and patriotic imperative. Obvious in his ad hominem laden definitions of anything he finds against the grain of a new world imperialism founded and flowing from a dysfunctional American protectionism, are calmly stated rationalizations connecting invisable dots dripping with emotional bias masquerading as certainty. Spliced between these are vase fulls of delicately arranged French phrases. Hey! I’m talking like him!

It remains an open ended question after reading his post, what America really is. What is it winning and what is it losing?

One thing is certain; Resource depletion, universal climate change, universal environmental degradation, the continuing loss of our liberties, voters being rejected, worldwide animosity being generationalized against us, the growing gaps between rich and not, the corporate takeover of the press as a viable fourth estate, the sell out of our political system, the false spirituality of materialism; even just who had America’s pants pulled down on 9-11; none of these world changing and immanent threats to all life are mentioned, except when they suit the sophist point of view.

It is a hallmark of the conservative mindset, that they cannot be wrong. It then follows that everyone else who disagrees with them must be mistaken in their assumptions, even if truth and fact based. Perhaps why one leader of the administration arrogantly declared they were making history because they need not adhere to objective based reasoning. That statement, allegedly, was made by the one called,”Bushes Brain”.

This raises the referred post pundits question of defeating America into other dimensions; as in the falsifications that led to the Vietnam War, or the falsifications and assembled out of context “facts” that led to our current presumed quagmire; even the falsifications in the 2000 election, what is it that actually is acting to defeat America? I have a good guess.

As long as any country uses the world as its own oyster; as long as any country has oligarchic power groups that seek world hegemony; as long as truth is rendered mute by propaganda and manufacture threats, deception in the name of any nation, party, religion, or collaboration of any kind, will self defeat itself. The universe does not bide our illusions indefinitely.

If I or anyone wants America to win at anything, the whole world needs to be taken into consideration as if the Golden Rule ever had any validity. Truth, and yes honesty, must be our guide, or else we will be guided by something much more malevolent. To do otherwise than seek objective understanding of the facts, is to be self defeated. Unfortunately, there are charlatans among us who never accept the consequences of their choices; they will claim right is wrong, and wrong is right, yet feel proud in doing so.

That is the toll, of unquestioned cult-think. It suffers its self defeatism.

THE EMERGING TOTALITARIAN ONE WORLD CORPORATION

IF THE USA WAS PRESUMED TO BE THE STANDARD OF DEMOCRACY, DEMOCRACY IS FAILING.

Power corrupts as power does; ones self importance telescoping the ego into godhood. Because of this corruption of consciousness, democracies are falling to competing and converging power interest, both religious and corporate/political.

Democracy is a concept used to benefit those in power, not everyone, as one would assume. We tend to conditionalize concepts into “pure” abstractions. These can then be manipulated through information control. These grand ideas can then exclude those who may challenge truly informed citizen rule regarding any particular concept seen as valid or a primary possession of identity. One could be called dumb if they thought we actually had a pure or a direct democracy here in the United States; ignorant, misled, confused.

If humankind was once more egalitarian, as evidence indicates in some areas, even matrilineal, with women carrying significant if not preeminent spiritual roles, the might makes right take over by men has possibly polluted a fullness of spiritual perception, even to the extent of how spiritual conceptions are qualified. This limited conception had a profound effect on how the founding fathers presumed democracy was for men, and only certain kinds of men at that.

It is alleged that men, fearing woman’s creative power, and the challenge insecurities of other men’s sexual interest, began to dismantle the role and authority of women, to the extent that until quite recently in historic terms, women were not considered to have a soul in some cultures. In some belief’s, the woman could not question the husband. In places, women were even killed for not providing an heir (often meaning a boy). It was not long ago at all that some men assumed the right to abuse women to “make” them conform to their will. This is so ingrained that many men still continue to get physical with those who seem less physically powerful.  This is actually a mask for a cowardly self image. This gets masked through cognitive dissonance ego rationalizations into a skewed cosmological and spiritual imagination.

Men to this day, often think of women as a kind of slave; to do what they say and not talk back as a kind of cheep child control. This is enforced by the often cowardly bullying tactics of might makes right. Superiority complex entitlement gets passed on, often by cognitive dissonance, like a selective psychological amnesia about the inherent value of individuals other than oneself.  Others become packaged by thought-terminating-cliché, especially those that can be boxed into a group in consciousness, an “other” group, with implied unknowns and unknowable motivations, and hence, threats.  Emotion is required here to provide for the intrinsic lack of reason. Superiority complexes are most always created to offset ones own inferiority beliefs subversively haunting self esteem.

Certain cultures have suggested a more balanced perception of human individuality and relationships to one another and the Divine. These were easy marks for male dominator warrior groups, who as far as might makes right is concerned, could rollover virtually unarmed targets. Indeed, modern warfare is attempting to evolve into a one world dominator might is right, where those who dissent or question will be if “need be”, easily eradicated by the push of a button, or directive by any higher-up to so do. This power will be intrinsically evil, since might does not make right, and in humans hands, unequal power corrupts consciousness.

Our nearly paralyzed two party platform in the US is easy prey for power interest, as many can be bought off through lobbying and assumed sworn to power loyalty. One party has quite the foundations of the predatory feeding ground for the one world corporate hegemony. The other is halfway compromised, but even more seductively so, since conflict of interest in the fallen fourth estate, goes mostly under the radar of public perception. Two parties were to, in theory, come to represent a kind of yes and no and then compromise, in our political system. That attempt at balance is being overthrown.

WHERE ARE THE EYES AND EARS? AND WHO ARE THEY?

The public is at the mercy of moneyed power interest who literally can buy their ways into might makes right domination. From media ownership share, to right wing or corporatist individuals hiring think tanks and promoting laws that take away the individual fair access to unfiltered important news. We do not know when we are fed propaganda as truth, and bias as fair reporting.

That allows power to pivot perceptions in significant ways to their viewpoint when they so require. Those of us who search for truth and differing opinion on the Internet are at the inevitable mercy of these power groups and associations who need to sculpt perception to their angle. Our window of opportunity to understand and reverse this anti-democratic bias may be a relatively short one.

The media is cast as some liberal forum (meaning not beholden to corporate of religious control, however this is not actually the case), by those taking the right of critical thought away, and instead, alluding to their prescriptions of what is loyal to certain institutionalized ideology as being the citizens duty–how and what to think. One can be astounded at the slow but relentless turn around in perception in might makes right in Iraq, as the population has literally shifted by some 50% from being pro to con over 5 years.

Why did it take so long and at such a cost, human and otherwise, for half the population to wake up to all the deceptions thrown at them? Why can we not see how wedge issues and impaired critical thinking, particularly the bombardment of false premises led by ad hominem accusation and assumption, grab our emotions to act against the actual likely truth?

Corporate hegemony is not yet absolute, as facts come in from the world; of death, destruction, devastation of economies, fracturing of fragile social structures and individual conscious identities into tribal warfare. The intrinsic cosmological confusion of jingoist dreams; of force straighting out deep historic dysfunction and group revenge psychology, is amplified by the hubris of the delusional who believe destruction with God and nation empowerment narration is more relevant to creative change than is the deep work of understanding.

Diverting societies attention from mass manipulations is the bread and butter of dominator paradigms, be they religious or of the far left or far right, and also now, those envisioning securing resources for society and world share control. We face an oncoming highly structured world culture of a few haves, likely arranging permanence of position for their families and sycophants, and for the most of the world, have little but dependency psychology. This recipe for complete slavery comes with the destruction of public controls of government prospered by anti-governmental mindsets of the far left but much more significantly, the conservative right.

The “right to vote” illusion perhaps dramatically presented with a cartoon sideshow of alleged public input on important issues, issues more likely about “values”  and social judgments, ignoring more meaningful means of redress of systemic grievances.

Democracy, and the rights of the individual are nearing a precipice of darkness. It remains to be seen if we rise up into the light of understanding, insisting on unbridled truth and diversity of interpretation, or are seduced by or forcefully cast into the rationalizations of darkness.

The notion of a “One World Corporation” presumes that conflict will one day not be seen as a way to increase resources nor market share.  Oligarchs will see that it is in their long term interest to solidify their power security by establishing worldwide coherence to it.  Kinds of destabilization will then be archaic unless the appearance of this serves societal control. Various kinds of international hegemony are currently sowing the web of enmeshment of local to worldwide interconnectivity.  These interdependencies will likely become more and more institutionally “solid”.

 

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I’ve just become aware of this movie;

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The corporation
180 min
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PALO VERDE FLOWEING ALL OVER TUCSON 4-19-o8


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PALO VERDE FLOWERING

Here is one piece of the flowering tree. I just did not get a photo of the many seen along the freeways and roads around town. They were waving in the wind like huge yellow flames. This particular tree had cars under it and a non flowering tree crammed into its side, so I did not have the opportunity to show it well. When they lose their bloom, they can have a bright yellow “shadow” under them. The next type of palo verde will flower in a short while.  They tend to grow along washes, arroyos, and roadways, and where intentionally planted where they will get a good watering at times.