THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHINING

Reading up on political blogs can be a journey into how blog punditry spins reality into vortex of confusion.

I have read pro McCain post that say he did not say what he said, or that what is heard at Palin rallies is not what it sounds to the camera like. Perhaps the one shouting meant kill someone else? That is all different then?

Exactly what is shouted is one thing, but there is obviously a spirit of contempt being generated from the McCain Palin ticket. They seem to feel extreme negative emotion thrown toward your opponent is what debate is left with in desperation. Virtually nothing on policy. A new Joe based analogy. Unfortunately, news analysis on that one found Obama would not raise Joe’s taxes. Just ignore the truth I guess to make some points.  And a lot more questions have come into the light of our opportunistic hero Joe.

The right wing is always whining about their corrupting America messenger bogeyman; the MSM. Yep. That very same corporate media seeking to consolidate the news commons in into just a few monolithic corporate domains that will tell us what they think we should know (handful of executive calls). Remember how forthright they were about the lead-up to the Iraq War deceptions? Obviously a liberal platform I’d say. If I was a nut that is. Yet this Main Stream Media as the source of all liberal propaganda confusing America, is a staple on the right. They truly do live in a reality they make up themselves, then go looking for ideologically impaired converts.

To this right wing mentality, only the likes of “Faux” news, with its often mind-numbing spin, is considered fair. Fair and balance to the right seems to be; pro blind exploitative paradigm status quo privilege is true. That which seems not on board is MSM deception and bias. It seems that since the Vietnam Conflict, the right wing views anything that does not serve a dominator mental mindset, along with blinded “trust” or “faith” in it, is evidence of bad character traits.

Truth has been altered into an undermining influence, to appear as a negative to conservative reality matrices. They will literally, as we have seen so often this campaign, claim to have said one thing when they have on record said another, then blame the messenger for being unfair. The right seems to thrive on this primitive state of perception; where all one requires is some authority figure to express the magic truth, then down the chain the followers all begin to see it. A kind of tribal shamanism run amok.

Both parties are surely compromised on any sense of cohesive ideals, the Democrats coming to look more and more like the Republicans in practice. In the more right wing one, the contrast within the membership is astoundingly convoluted; the left hand does not seem to recognize or know of what the right does. Economic predatory capitalism, the anarchy capitalist in the party, must have a good laugh at how the “value voter” moralist, who believe you can force one set of moral principles onto people, are doomed by the thriving business in sex and violence in the media. All while out of control consumption of the worlds Commons is thriving on moral degradation of the ego. Does make for angry campers.

The right has hybridized this Frankensteinian conglomeration with the assistance of cognitive dissonance and extreme compartmentalization of contradiction, to “look” true to abstraction. And from that abstract world of us and them’s and omnipotent liberal medias out to ruin society, these “individualist” proclaim the bias from the left is so obvious, we must all be brainwashed not to see it.

Unfortunately, what we may well be seeing is reality, and it does have a kind of liberal bias, for it does not function on one political skewed bias, as the right demands to be fair.

Reality is wide open in ways that boxed in conservative mindsets can never honestly comprehend. So they whine over the prejudice cast upon them; from their own minds.

[No! It’s really you lefties! You cant stand the truth! You bi coastal elitist latte drinking arugula eating Volvo drivers! Get a job! Think your big words make you better? Why are you against America? Socialist nanny state losers!]

Right.

Debate.

WHY DO LIES WORK IN POLITICS?

We are all basically honest, right?

Now most anyone will tell you that all politicians lie. Well, that hardly explains why those lies work though.

We need not look far back into history, to see how a perceived situation can corral ideas that are not true, into seemingly logical scenarios. Once the scenario is accepted, a politician or most anyone, has a kinda blank check to insert what they want and have it accepted, for we have left reality and gone into the mystical fairy land of belief expectation.

Those who accept a notion on its flimsy nonexistent imaginary information, (as in other areas of life were we catch our self at self deception), we tend to leap up to defend what we do not know, but have come to believe is true. We become defensive over facing those questions within ourselves, and project that hostility out to those who remind us of it. We then target those who oppose our rationalizations, or who even seem to do a similar thing from their own side of the debate. We are then ready to wave flags, and accuse those who do not follow the deceptions, of somehow being bad or dishonest or clueless people. We come to feel they are not on board with our now assumed right decision. So what is wrong, with them!

Do not believe me? Check history.

We know what the truth was leading up to the Iraq invasion. We know how flimsy the nonexistent “truths” were, and that they were known to be highly suspect by the sources we are told, gave them as solid. Most sensible people realize this tactic of blaming the information as being wrong and not ourselves, is an escape hatch from responsibility. Not to mention, but must for context, evidence suggest from many sources, that the true information and questions were actively suppressed.

Yet we as a people, some 80% of us, claimed lies as our soul mate, even to the extent, that after untruths were exposed, some near 50% of the population, years later with the truth of misconception widly visible in the public realm, preferred the deception over the truth.

This phenomenon is much like cognitive dissonance, where what one has done or attached ones identity to, is not accepted in its negative aspect. It becomes denied or explained away as being somehow normal and right for the time, no accounting for the deception necessary. This effectively, by embedded dishonestly, lets the self off the hook of accountability by denying the truth, or otherwise insisting what occurred could not be avoided, so was not really a choice of ones will.

The Republican Parties candidate, has just been referred to as being behind a “Blizzard of Lies”. I had just heard of this, so began writing this post based on what I have seen from my own perspective. I am glad to have others also writing on this deception campaign designed to trick voters into voting against themselves. Here is the link to the Krugman article.

Paul Krugman: Blizzard of Lies

As in the lead-up to the Iraq war, it is anticipated in lying, that people do not have the time or resources to question deception, and that that questioning itself, will be called a “liberal” bias, as if truth seeking is unwholesome and against ones own interest as a human being on a real planet with our real lives.

We find that the current Republican campaign is literally made up of just such deceptions such as these. A poll reports that 50% of Americans believe that Sarah Palin is qualified to be president. She does not even know what a vice president does, has never met with a foreign leader, still suggest that Iraq was involved in 9-11, does not own up to her factual history, but only the now popular spun version.  Her executive expertise seems in avoiding answering actual questions, but running off on the platitudes and abstractions many people support. Bush was quite notable at this before the Iraq war, and even the 2000 election.

This campaign of distortions being run against the Democrats, who never had a veto proof majority even these last 2 years, is claiming to represent a platform of reforming Washington. The very place that corporate America rules through lobbying, and who the Republican party is the deep base of.

The curiosity here is; how can this mass of Americans prefer untruths over the truth?

They must be philosophically/emotionally set up to believe deception, meaning no responsible consequence admitted for political and ideological choices. This indites the culture to its core, and may prove to be fatal to democracy. There is something systemic as to why Americans are willing to discover propaganda as truth, but not discern the requirements of finding the real thing. It may be politics and religion, or even the “free for all” existentialist culture of possession worship, have perverted truth seeking, making half truth and distortion, if it panders to the public dysfunctional mentality, preferable to the truth in factual context.

That America is subject to a lie fest at elections, with one side profusely hitting below the belt, then, with that misinformation, select who they feel more comfortable with, suggest that democracy and freedom are nearing their ends, since the citizenry itself, will not support the whole truth over illusory self serving suggestion.  Begin to ready yourselves, America, for the slave state you are creating, by being too busy or bored to find the real truth which real democracy and real freedom require.

The great betrayal of America is underway and supported, it seems, by often majorities of Americans if their insecurities or bias are pandered to with enough fear and endless platitudes as the comforting sugar pill. Propaganda belief has spread so far and wide, that telling the truth can end one up with scorn and accusations of not supporting the nations self destructive inclinations.

The add campaign of nonstop distortion and phony reasoning on the McCain/Palin propaganda train, is intended to create this illusion of truth, where none really exist. From accusing the Democrat of calling Palin a pig, to lies over tax issues and supposed persecution of a woman, these are not only unconscionable, they are considered fair by the right in a “tough campaign”, as McCain indicated on the TV show, “The View”.

IF IT AINT BROKE DON’T FIX IT

This uncovers the real strategy of the Republican parties nominees; they know that lies and distorted facts work with many Americans. History is their proof. It seems to be the way much of the subconscious American psyche works. If a good lie and a painful truth are put together, much of the population will chose the one that gives them no responsibility for their actions, but promises a grand future if you but chose the right one, the nice feeling one.

The American public finds itself in its own corporate nurtured test tube of ignorance for a reason. We have let the fundamentals of freedom and democracy flow with the baby in the bathwater down under the bridge. Now fantasy land beckons from the other side of that span of Americas Faustian Bargain. A pot of gold claims to be there. Little do we know, it is fools gold, and we are not near any rainbow.

Obama and McCain get you what?

Though 68 percent of the population is said to now be against the war in Iraq, that about 80% once seemed to support, we must wonder what does go on in the minds of our compatriots. Why? Less than one in five of us knew what was being pulled over the public eye’s from day one.

Whatever that something is, or lack of something, if cable news is the judge, that something is going on again, in the population. Hypothetically, both candidates are said to be statistically even at the start of July. The question is; what statistics actually work and seem relevant for that massive bulk of the population that seems to be shopper citizens. They appear to be buying what is on the media’s shelves. Are they really comparing the positions of the two candidates to decide who to pick? How naive can we be? Can our democracy now withstand this shopping syndrome?

Do you actually not know what party dragged us into this economic and terror mess with all their pomp, jingoist patriotism, crony capitalism, intimidation of dissent and macho posturing? How about who took the solar collectors down? Do you still remember who was attempting to create a one party state from K Street to a rubber stamp judiciary ? How about who suppresses information and opinion contrary to its own? Those things are antithetical to democracy, and the values of freedom and liberty. Is it really a debate? Do we not know which party the country actually fares better with? Or are we just shopper citizens who do not know or question why what is on the shelves is there instead of something else?

Are we really born blank headed every minute, then pointed with our cart down the aisle? “Hum? I’m not decided yet. I’m going to be responsible and compare where both guys stand on the issues.” But what exactly are the real issues? Taxes? Abortion? Experience? Vision? How your particular job or economic interest seems to benefit? If it is this same old aisle full of baloney, no wonder less and less gets done, while the nation loses more and more. Except for that elite few of course. They know how to play the system each and every way to keep ahead. To them, that is what counts, not you. It might be smart, not just to read the ingredients on the can to know what is in there, but what is the can made of and might it not also influence the nutrition?

“Oh my word! That is just asking too much!” Really? How will one know if one does not investigate the whole context, and not just the prepared meal? Unfortunately on this question, it is democracy and freedom that depends on that investigation. Unless they no longer have any real meaning that is, other than another popularity contest designed to bypass this deeper attention.

THE TOO LATE PERSPECTIVE

That huge pondering group of decided this way, and that way the next day, that vast majority who changes their minds well after the facts are in, are in a curious and easily manipulated position which they are apparently oblivious to. They are at the mercy of double talk and Orwellian opposite speak. Are they proud of being, not just fallen off the turnip truck, but reborn every moment into a disconnected world view, where facts and reality are too burdensome to accommodate, so anyone’s propaganda barrage (or else inconvenient truths) suddenly has them rethink their prior unthought out position? ” Wait! Now I believe in global warming.” or “Oh! I’m not voting for him. I heard he’s a Muslim.”

If you are shopping and comparing to decide, God help us. For you certainly are not.

The us against them mindset is fundamentally conservative based. That said; if you are in a conservative elite or under its spell, you can claim that openness or even justice towards other ideas, is a bias against you! This is the contrapuntal check mate regurgitated in the media over and over to make stagnation of societal progress and subjective bias seem “fair”. As a society and culture, we seem confused and rendered impotent over and over, by this existential relativity claimed to be fair and balanced.

YOU MUST BE THE JUDGE

If we cannot tell human interest, the interest of humanity and this planet, from divide and conquer mentalities, we will not be able to know when the self interest of the apparent subjective (a seeming positive) is actually a negative. There are ample characters on the right and media who are served by conflict originating from the right, to “existentialize” any argument by blurring subjective and more objective truths.

Subjective truth can believe it holds the true perspective in context, and so sees facts rightly, when in fact, it does not allow objective questioning and may well not detect its intrinsic ideological bias. Ever wonder why this administration tries to purge its own party, and then America, from its truth serving dissenting voices? Control context and so the debate, thus undermining democracy.

If everyone is told the earth is flat, and only given the “experts” that agree with that premise, a status quo can go on to call the real round truth heresy, and those who speak it, heretics to be ostracised or worse. This is the power of ad-hominem pollution of reason. The corporate stranglehold on a free media has alternative perspective and solutions to problems cast into this same light. That 70% who go along with “authority” in times of stress can be “pick pocketed” like taking the proverbial candy from a baby.

ALWAYS DIVIDE AND DOMINATE

Separation based ideologies need enemies (in concept) to organize their subjective prejudice into a seemingly correct world view. But if you cannot question politics, if you cannot question religion, if you cannot question authority, if you cannot question belief in the midst of known difference and diversity, you run a very high risk of living in a lie. Diverting consciousness form knowing higher truth is the ends of censorship and external control of the free will. Division and demonization are the hallmarks, not of righteousness, but of deception.

Whole political platforms are formed to service cognitive dissonance. Their intent is to keep certain perceptions and community ideals bound to service to subjective goals of domination and control. We are witnessing a time in human development where the commons of being human, and the commons of being alive in this world of all life, is in jeopardy to predatory interest, interested in their own benefit above all else and others. If we do not know this and are otherwise absorbed in the “debates” over “issues”, we may well sacrifice the forest, to believe we are saving the trees.

One dichotomy may well be true; you are for this whole world and willing to care for and steward it, or you are against it. The victory of those against the commons, will be the defeat of us all. Some things are black and white.

We have this view below of our home given to us by NASA and NOAA

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The first image obtained from a GOES satellite. These satellites are put in geostationary orbit over 22, 000 miles from Earth and continuously monitor a significant portion of a hemisphere of the Earth.

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Photo Date: 1975 October 25 1645 GMT

HER SUPPORTERS ARE VENTING

This post is for the angry Hillary people. I read their angst filled lines and wonder; where do they think I was these last few years? They talk of Hillary’s superior coalition, her special interest groups and broad coalition that were so formidable, until everyone rolled over for the speech maker.

I know this was the narrative the Hillary folks both sold and convinced themselves of, but for some of us out here like me, who would have gladly voted for Hillary Clinton once upon a time, her war record spoke to us more than anything else. That she enabled the farce of rationalizations so long after most were exposed, (some on day one to the critically thinking endowed), was a shock to the cause of this nation. Her political positioning by poll assumption was the last straw. War is the most serious and consequential of happenings, and she was acting on preemptive political cunning rather than principle. Obfuscation, death and destruction ensued, but she has that lame excuse.

Some may well think that cunning and a list of promises, and a reference to being tough are what a leader requires. That is not all to many of us. Leadership requites being willing to take a stand when others are bending over backwards in fear. It is true that Barack Obama has not been vetted to the degree those out in the public view for much longer have. But he has shown a passion to succeed when all assume it is impossible. Instead of the same old plan most politicians seem unable to waver from, he at least shows a willingness to seek an answer. I would more easily trust his team than the same old’s who were hovering around Hilary Clinton’s campaign. She showed an eager desire to wade into the mud in desperation, pretty much he did not.

All the women I happen to know are for Obama, but it seems some people (usually women) assume most women were for Hillary (poll data said a majority, not all), so since it was cast into an us or them thing, it’s all a misogyny thing. I trust this is just the stupidity of assumption, for if we vote for those candidates just because they are like us in sex, race or other appearances, we are complete fools. ( As a man, I personally wish most politicians were women. They (women) are generally more likely to be more rational in a collective sense, simply because they are not as much testosterone impaired, and tend to a more wholesome view. Sorry men.)

But I do not have much sympathy for the disgruntled Hilary Supporters. They were, via their candidate, willing to side with another Jekyll & Hyde of a “conservative” pandering to doublespeak, over one of their own philosophy! Do they really think John McCain stands for much of anything except all they are against?

This does not speak well of the view of some vocal Hillary folks out there still fuming about their fair and square defeat, although they were lead along on that Russian Roulette of rationalizations she kept spinning. My. How they would have been disappointed once she got in and low and behold, the same old corporate state kept taking over. We have to keep at anyone of these characters once they get in there. I think Obama will likely have an outstanding Cabinet, especially compared to this last disaster. The Democrats have actually intelligent people interested in the common good to draw from. And do not be surprised if he reaches across the aisle here and there for the best and to overcome the Rovian divisiveness of the right wing divide and conquer cult of fear.

At least there is an opportunity with Obama to serve more of the people than those reshaping the country and world into their own dynasties. If the conservative Republican-lite Democrats are going to sit this out or change sides to the oligarchs, stay there please. But if you want actual government accountability and at least a premise of citizen input, dust off your shoes and get to work for progress and opportunity. For unlike the conservative divide and conquer party, rational people know we are all in this together even when we are not under dirrect attack, or hypothetical ones.

And for the pro McCain guy saying Barack was in school while McCain was living; My word! You need more than Faux News like ad-hominem reasoning to convince all but fellow cult members. It is a false dichotomy, based on a false premise leading to a false assumption with no context as applied to actually qualities of being a president. Unless the most familiar with the corrupt machinery of the power structure are believed to be your best rulers. Don’t nail too many of those planks together for your perch!

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THE ANTI AMBUSH

Here is the Bill Moyers video on Youtube if you missed the encounter on cable or?

It is an amazing stretch of reason to fathom the convoluted web of ideology that produces the faux news opinion mentality.  Oh!  A cult.  That’s it.

ONETHINK

THIS IS THE STORY OF OUR LIVES, A TALE OF BLINDNESS, OF CALLUS DISREGARD FOR TRUTH AND FACT.

It is this drive in post industrial America, to live by fantasy, to trample on the decency of honest lives to forward an ideology that worships itself above God or reality. We function as subjects of delusional leaders and sociocultural manipulators. This corruption in space and time occurs as each in the world tries to live out the meaning given to their lives.

As propaganda and unending commercialism attempts to lay the parameters of national and world citizenship, the right of the individual has been swallowed by the interest of wealth and its stealthy contempt for the average being. Narratives are put forth as models, scripts of both servitude and its bent over existence, and the glory of the gathering of income to stratospheric levels. We have come to despise the poor and worship the rich, as if books of understanding such as the Bible have had their words reversed, as if to be wise was to be nothing but a four letter word.

We live on the umbilical cord of information, this is undeniable, yet what filters the thoughts and facts that make it to us, is both of paramount importance and in ways invisible to the average life. A people who has their thoughts screened, has always been the hierarchical concern of oligarchs. They require the vast majority of the population to tow their world view for their own safety sake. This is in contradiction to the Enlightenment, to critical thinking, and to Democracy, or the attempt for each individual to have their own say in the agreements of society.

The “free press” has turned into a consolidated bottom line dwelling business. Truth and fact have been rendered second class to emotionalism and conflict, where argument is pursued as an ends in itself. A context where the manipulation of a companies owner and or its commercial interest, will “naturally” cherry pick both fact and idea. This is a set-up for mind control. One significant aspect of mind-control is; the corralled mind does not know it is not free in its outside erected enclosure. This has the advantage to the powerful that the individual does not know what one is truly accountable for or to. This subconscious ambivalence to self review allows all manner of deception to assuage the cognitive dissonance. We can become in endless pursuit of what we can never attain in a truly wholesome sense.

We are under attack, in free societies, by a “natural” inherent conspiracy of ONETHINK. Opportunist are by nature, out to achieve more for themselves, disregarding the needs or interest of others to live in health. We see this in the contempt for the Commons, driven like a gold spike into the heart compassion and empathy, attempting to destroy or convoluted the understanding required to live an honest life. For if corruption and self centering consumption can be made to be the “way” of life, those living it can feel in sync with those who use these platforms of self deception to rule the world, or at least their own small sphere of it.

While some of us are consumed by our own lack, seeking to jump off of roofs to get a video onto Youtube, or plan whatever we are without a thought for the carbon footprint, we function in a vacuum of our own ignorance. We are off line as far as survival and responsible citizenship are concerned. We are prodded and programmed by our lacks, while seeking excellence, perhaps, in ordering our lives to succeed at ONETHINK. We become the enablers of our own atrophying right to truth and reality. Instead, we become cogs in an extinction machinery. One willing to sacrifice everything on this One Earth, for the one delusional mindset that is growing to equal the comet of 65 million year ago. Jurassic, here we come.

Unless we wake up from our drug induce coma, that flash will be the last known thing. We may not see the light for our blindness, but we will feel the heat.

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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.