Tuesday, March 25, 2008

4000 people die for political correctness

Strange, it seems, right? That I am on the same page as Barack Obama on the perhaps most pressing foreign policy issue of our time: the war in Iraq.

My opposition to our current course in Iraq is based on a single idea:

Iraq WILL NOT become a stable democracy with a strong central government.

Now, the reasons why is what makes me different from liberals. My primary position isthat the Iraqi IQ is far too low and the people to insular to be able to overcome tribal and religious allegiances necessary to build a functioning democratic government.

And it is not fair to make our soldiers die because of this fantasy.

So, because every new death is one death too much, we must gamble on the Biden plan to create strong regional governments. To do any less would be to favor ideology over the lives of our soldiers.

Remember what happened in Falluja?

The four armed contractors, Scott Helvenston, Jerry (Jerko) Zovko, Wesley Batalona, and Michael Teague, were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set on fire. Their burned corpses were then dragged through the streets before being hung over a bridge crossing the Euphrates.[6][7] This bridge is unofficially referred to as "Blackwater Bridge" by Coalition Forces operating there.

A group of boys yanked a smoldering body into the street and ripped it apart. Someone then tied a chunk of flesh to a rock and tossed it over a telephone wire.

Iraqi people are not simply Americans in the middle east. They are a product of a violent and hateful religion as well as a culture that puts tribe over all else. They have no concept of minority rights, power sharing, or democratic secularism. They are a generation that has grown up under the trauma of the Iran-Iraq war. They are a country that tolerated the use of chemical weapons against 20,000 innocent Kurds. They are a people that do not hesitate to behead their enemies, and send their loved ones to be suicide bombers.

And, most importantly, they are a country without a national identity.

Is this worth dying for?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The myth of monogamy

So, like I've been saying: stop taking sex so seriously. Everyone cheats .

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Conflicting feelings of victimhood

So, this week saw an interesting twist of victim baiting. Ferraro made her comments about Obama:

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."

I don't think you have to be a pundit to realize that this is pretty obvious. Obama's entire candidacy is based on transcending lines: party, class, racial, etc. If Obama were white, then his candidacy wouldn't be noticed, because it would just sound strange hearing a white guy say the stuff that Obama says in this video .

But apparently people don't get it. Like these whiners

"Barack Obama’s appeal has as much to do with being black as Robert F. Kennedy’s appeal had to do with being Roman Catholic, or as César Chávez’s had to do with being Latino, or as Mao’s with being Chinese.

Such personal appeal by another name is charisma."

Give me a break. This Post editorial sets the record straight.

Anyway, this whole sordid affair with Spitzer got the feminists really upset. Complaint after complaint of prostitution and whatnot.

For example, here is Kristof's column on prostitution. I think his most possibly convincing line is this:

I changed my mind after looking at the experiences of other countries. The Netherlands formally adopted the legalization model in 2000, and there were modest public health benefits for the licensed prostitutes. But legalization nurtured a large sex industry and criminal gangs that trafficked underage girls, and so trafficking, violence and child prostitution flourished rather than dying out.

The problem is, however, is that Kristof ignores what is really the problem with Amsterdam: the crime and African/Arab immigrants.

I went there last year. At night, there are basically no cops around and it was pretty scary with all these minorities walking around. My friends almost got mugged.

So, basically what we're looking at is a city that doesn't have a good police system, and so trafficking occurs. But, are you going to blame this on the prostitution, or on the fact that it's just an unsafe city? I'd go with the latter. If a country lets in scum, then trafficking is going to happen.

And this one?

Yet the evidence is overwhelming that, in the United States, prostitution is only very rarely just another career choice. Studies suggest that up to two-thirds of prostitutes have been sexually abused as girls, a majority have drug dependencies or mental illnesses, one-third have been threatened with death by pimps, and almost half have attempted suicide.

Sooo seems like a pretty rough life, right? Until you actually read what Dupre's life was like.

She claims that she's a survivor of drug abuse and homelessness. What really happened?

As written about here

The truth is she's a spoiled little girl from NJ who didn't get a second Porsche and now spreads her legs so she can go on fancy trips and buy fancy purses. Bo-hoo.

Don't we have a war on? Isn't there genocide in Sudan going on right now?

Monday, March 10, 2008


Spitzer used a prostitute to fulfill his sexual desires.

Bush used 9/11 to fulfill his oedipal desires to start Gulf War II.

How many died when Spitzer banged the hooker?

When is our society going to get out of our stupid sexual hangups?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Genes are important

Genes are important .

And yet, I keep hearing the same thing from anti-singularitarian Luddites: if you alter our genes, then there is nothing left to live for, because our entire live will be by design.

That is true. But do you trust nature more than yourself to determine your fate?