Sunday, September 03, 2006


Excerpt from a post by Ray Kraft:

I am getting some liberal response to my article at ChronWatch about Islamic Nazism - and some of these people give drivel a bad name. The intellectual vacuity is truly amazing.

I am coming to suspect that liberalism may be a genetic defect, or at least a congenital defect, because in the correspondence I get froms libs I observe that most of them are completely unable to grasp even the most rudimentary concepts of logic and reason, and also completely unable to grasp the idea that they are not grasping the most rudimentary concepts of logic and reason. I am not sure that it is merely beyond their will, I am coming to suspect it is beyond their ability.

Those who are able to think more or less rationally and logically tend to become conservative and Republican, while those who are unable to think more or less rationally and logically tend to become liberal and Democrat. Which makes the Democratic party (as it is today) by definition the party of illogic and unreason, the party of emotionalism rampant.

The libs who are not thinking coherently always think (or feel) that they are thinking coherently, no matter how clearly and cogently one points out that they are not. They are apparently unable to recognize (much less understand, or analyze) the inconsistencies and non sequiturs in their own thinking -

For instance, if one points out that the observed one degree of global atmospheric warming over the last century (per the IPCC report) is hardly conclusive proof of catastrophic runaway global warming, and probably within the margin of measuring error (!) the response is Yes! There is Global Warming! Didn't you see Al Gore's movie?! . . . so there really is Global Warming, Toto, I guess, even if we can't actually see it.

Yes, some glaciers are melting, but the fact that glaciers have been melting for the last ten or fifteen thousand years since the beginning of the end of the last ice age is an uncomprehended, or incomprehensible, idea, that cannot possibly have any relevance at all to the faith and doctrine of Global Warming!

Another correspondent keeps insisting that Israel is engaging in "ethnic cleansing," even after I point out that there are more than a million Muslim Palestinians living in Israel (who haven't been ethnically cleansed in the last sixty years) and that Israel recently removed its own Jewish citizens from Gaza and gave Gaza back to the Palis - the exact opposite of "ethnic cleansing." He feels that Israel is doing ethnic cleansing, and no quantum of objective facts can change his mind, or the feelings in his mind.....

The Liberal mind forms a conclusion, and then looks for evidence to support the conclusion, and rejects evidence inconsistent with the conclusion, and holds faithfully to the conclusion even if there is no evidence to sustain it.

More here



"Islamized" classics: "Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer, and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories designed for the Turkish school curriculum. "Give me some bread, for Allah's sake," Pinocchio says to Geppetto, his maker, in a book stamped with the crest of the Ministry of Education. "Thanks be to Allah," the puppet says later. In "The Three Musketeers," D'Artagnan is told that he cannot visit Aramis. An old woman explains: "He is surrounded by men of religion. He converted to Islam after his illness." Tom Sawyer may always have shirked his homework, but he is more conscientious in learning his Islamic prayers. He is given a "special treat" for learning the Arabic words. Pollyanna, seen by some as the embodiment of Christian forgiveness, says that she believes in the end of the world as predicted in the Koran".

NYT lies again: "I suppose it's a dog bites man story-I shouldn't be upset when the New York Times news division writes a intellectually dishonest story that plays to the biases of its readership base. But today's front-page above the fold story on wages depresses and surprises me anyway... Here's how the article opens: "With the economy beginning to slow, the current expansion has a chance to become the first sustained period of economic growth since World War II that fails to offer a prolonged increase in real wages for most workers". The Bureau of Labor Statistics does calculate real hourly compensation for the nonfarm business sector, a measure that includes benefits. Let's see what those numbers look like... What these numbers show is that for every year since the recession of 2001, real hourly compensation has actually increased. It's up since 2003 as well. And this year it's up quite dramatically. Any of these measures are at odds with the Times's conclusion."

Reuters again: "Not content with just doctoring photos to get us to buy into personal agendas of the editors, Reuters, knowing that most people skim headlines to get their news, are now into creating headlines that speak the opposite of their own news stories. Reuters article excerpts: "The economy grew at a faster clip in the second quarter and inflation was slower than originally reported" .... "The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9 percent annual pace in the second quarter, faster than the 2.5 percent rate initially reported but marginally below what analysts were expecting," And your reaction might be the same as mine. Pretty good news for the US. But if pretty good news for the US is not what you want to tell people, you create the following headline: GDP Growth revised up less than expected.

Amazing: Chinese textbooks downplay Communism: "When high school students in Shanghai crack their history textbooks this fall they may be in for a surprise. The new standard world history text drops wars, dynasties and Communist revolutions in favor of colorful tutorials on economics, technology, social customs and globalization. Socialism has been reduced to a single, short chapter in the senior high school history course. Chinese Communism before the economic reform that began in 1979 is covered in a sentence. The text mentions Mao only once -- in a chapter on etiquette."

Canadians as bad as the TSA: "The family of an 87-year-old diabetic great-grandmother says she is the latest victim of new, tighter security regulations at airports. Hetwig Strohmeier is supposed to take heart medication every four hours, but had to go almost 12 hours without it after the drugs were confiscated Friday by screening officers at Pearson airport, said her son Helmut Strohmeier. "What did they think were in the pill bottles with my mother's name on them - dynamite?" said an irate Helmut Strohmeier, who is demanding answers from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority."



"All the worth which the human being possesses, all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the State." -- 19th century German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel is the most influential philosopher of the Left -- inspiring Karl Marx, the American "Progressives" of the early 20th century and university socialists to this day.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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