Turn And Face The Strange

November 8, 2008 at 3:41 AM | Posted in Political | Leave a comment
  I may change my mind again, as I sit here bitterly clinging to my guns and my religion, but for now I don’t really want to go down the political dirty back road.
  Maybe if something happens that really affects me, or just really irks me–but other than that, this blog is about me.  It’s my diary, my journal.  My heart’s deepest layer of bullshit.  Occasionally politics does bubble to the top, but that’s not me.  At least, that is not me *in my entirety.*  I have many interests.  I am multi-layered, multi-faceted.  I’m multi-personalitied, even.
  But politics is an interest of mine, a hobby.  I follow it.  I think what I may be more interested in is not politics in general, but the media’s reaction and bias to politics.  I watch it, I track it.
  Although I am a Republican, and a conservative, I don’t begrudge Obama his win.  He almost won it fair and square. 
  I don’t want to turn into a political blog, for a few reasons.  One, the comments you get are just nasty and brutal.  It’s not the kind of thing that people do in a polite society, and sadly, we not, any longer.  The comments are also not the kind of thing the commentors would say in person, to my face.  How do I know this?  Because most of them are thin, pale, weak little bitches that are cocky as hell with a keyboard in their laps.  If they met me in person, they would cry and wet themselves a little.  I would make sure of it.  If you read this, you know me.  You know how I am.  I am exactly this way in person, as well.  I’m not putting on a facade.
  Also– I have enough knowledge for short, brief commentary, and I’m smart enough to know that I don’t know as much as I’d like to know.  Plus, political commentarians–is that a word?–generally start with their conclusion and work backwards to support it, discarding any facts that contradict their thesis.  As a scientist, that is dishonest.  Yes, bitches, I am a scientist.  It’s more in the attitude than the knowledge.  My training as an engineer and my desire to seek knowledge make me a scientist.
  Thinking back on some previous posts–and I shan’t delete them–I see where my emotions may or may not have gotten the better of me.  I do, however, feel that the conclusion is correct:  Fascism in this country will not come from the government, it will come from the media and the people, and the government will see it as a way to increase power and control, and seize that opportunity.  While they may not be able to completely stifle dissent, they can certainly discredit it, as well as intimidate it.
  It is frightening and amazing to me how many people want things to be a certain way "for my own good."  Demonizing any view that is askew from theirs in subtle (and not so subtle) ways in order to present for the public the propaganda that only their point of view is valid and "enlightened."  Yes, but will it work?  Doesn’t matter, it’s enlightened.  It’s also frightening the support that socialism has, either outright, or clandestine.  Clandestine meaning people are supporting various socialist beliefs and policies without knowing and calling them socialists.  It will lead them down that road where they will eventually pick up the banner and say, "Workers of the World, Unite!" and not even question why when they are asked to spy on their neighbors.
  We may not be heading for a Baracolypse.  But we might be headed for an Obamaggeddon.
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