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Posted on 03/27/2009 8:30:44 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan
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How are you today?
still in pj’s and sippin coffee
Yoh - made it
For those interested, this is what I sent out to my email lists this morning.
We all know that there are always going to be Stalinists among us who will be able to convince some people that it is possible to bring about “utopia on earth” if only they will vote for the right leader to run everything by “correctly” implementing the ideology of “Marxism-Leninism theory”. We have all heard them make statements to the effect that, “The only reason Communism has never worked so far is the fact that the wrong people have been trying to implement it.”
[[ Stalinism - The term usually defines the style of a government (force/fascistic tactics) rather than an ideology. The ideology is “Marxism-Leninism theory”, reflecting that Stalin himself was not a theoretician, in contrast to Marx and Lenin, and prided himself on maintaining the legacy of Lenin as a founding father for the Soviet Union and the future Socialist world. Stalinism is an interpretation of their ideas, and a certain political regime claiming to apply those ideas in ways fitting the changing needs of society, as with the inevitable transition from socialism to communism. (Forest rangers tell people not to feed the animals who live in the wild because once they become dependent on people providing their food, they lose the natural ability to hunt and forage for themselves. Once they lose that ability - it is INEVITABLE that they can no longer remain free - their dependency has made them weak and vulnerable in the wild. After that happens, they feel safer being penned up and are thankful for any crumbs their owner/benefactor decides to throw them from time to time.) ]]
This especially should be read by anybody who admires the Stalinists who promise to feed, clothe, & provide a “job” for him in exchange for his vote, as it will help him to connect the dots - (if he has the courage) - and understand why his life decisions invariably wind up making him unhappy and disappointed. :)
Pat Santy (aka: Dr. Sanity)
Occupation: M.D. (Psychiatry / Aerospace Medicine)
Friday, March 27, 2009
PERFECT TOTALITARIANISM, IMPERFECT FREEDOM AND BIOLOGICAL FANTASIES
The following post was originally published on 3/29/07 and continues to be relevant today...]
Avaro Vargas Llosa writes in TCS about the impossibility of “perfect” totalitarianism (a perfect oxymoron, in my opinion)
Why Perfect Totalitarianism Is Impossible
“As I was watching “The Lives of Others,’’ Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s masterful Oscar-winning film, I couldn’t help thinking how many Cubans, North Koreans, Iranians or Zimbabweans must have been performing little bits of moral heroism in the face of oppression at that very moment. Even their fellow countrymen will never know how many acts of defiance are being perpetrated today by ordinary people against totalitarian regimes — ensuring that the human spirit continues to exist when everything seems bent on crushing it.
The German film focuses on Gerd Wiesler, a captain in the Stasi, East Germany’s feared secret police, five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is ordered to spy on a playwright and his actress girlfriend simply because the minister in charge of culture lusts for the lady and needs an excuse to put the writer away in order to clear the path. Through a tantalizing series of small twists and turns in which what is not said is more important than what is, the plot leads us toward the moral awakening of Wiesler. As he records the details of the playwright’s and his girlfriend’s lives, the gray, obedient bureaucrat discovers in himself a humane depth to which nothing in his ideological rigidity or in the chilling machinery he efficiently serves seemed to predispose him. This moral awakening is intimate and unassuming, and it leads Wiesler to an act of quiet heroism that will save his intended victim from the fate that the minister wishes for him without leaving traces or claiming credit for his actions later on.
What “The Lives of Others’’ reminds us of — and the reason it is such a timeless work of art — is that man is capable of totalitarianism, but not perfect totalitarianism.
Even when all the pegs are in place, something will alter the clockwork mechanism of the regime. That ``something’’ is human nature, pure and simple.
Nobody in the film is a perfect totalitarian in the sense that no one — not the bosses, not the servants, not the victims — acts in the way that the logic of the system dictates they should act in any given circumstance.
There will be moments of weakness in the least humane of despots and moments of fortitude in the most hopeless victims that will shatter the perfect order of the totalitarian system. ..... [snip] Continued: http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html
I have a question for all here.
What did Rush say at the end of his show yesterday? He offered an apology for the last few minutes on his morning update, and I did not hear the last two hours.
Thanks for any insight into his comments.
PRAY FOR ME....Layoffs going on in my company last week, this week....I can’t take the pressure. Oh well....living under a bridge in Florida might be ok. :)
Day 67, and it seems like the end of the third Obama term...
Wake me up!
At this rate, there won’t be any need for him to have a second term, as we will have a world wide currency, our jobs will be outsourced, no one will want to go into the medical profession, and we will all be bankrupt but still owe $50,000.00 each to the Fed.
The deer will overrun our illegal gardens because the guns have been confiscated.
We will be able to donate to only one tax-deductible charity, the New York Times. It will not endorse a candidate, but it will only report the news in favor of Dau Won.
Nope. I missed it as I was at work.
I’m listening to his show from yesterday right now....but only about a 1/2 in.
Aint there Gators under those bridges?
Good luck weathering this economy.
gator meat sells.......
Hope so....gotta eat!
How ya doin’ this morning?
He knows he may never get a 2nd term, thats why he is running to the left like a liberal bolt from hell.
Aint bad in gumbo
I remember 2 times, traveling down the road to the store seeing a dead gator on the side of the street....freshly killed...red blood....only to find it GONE on the way back from the store.
Had it at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival a couple of years ago. Tasted a lot like chicken. (Or at least the chicken the gator ate.)
You could join AmeriCorps ;)
I bet there is free Kool~Aide as well.
Rush must have heard you!
...180 days for me, I sympathize with yer. Good news, approved for a loan, closing on my house in two weeks. Won’t lose my 15 grand deposit! hoorah!!!
...Goody foggy to all...
But he wont spill the beans!
Time for the archives!
SOMEbody here must know what he said...
Looks like nobody knows.
Please ping me when you post it. TIA
Suicide rails on bridges in Ohio as part of the “stunulous” plan
Let us know.
‘’It just makes a safer Akron for everybody,’’ said Robert Conley, who has been urging the fencing since his son, Kevin, jumped off the bridge to his death in 2006.
I came from there 30+ years ago.
I can tell you what they need.
“Lower business taxes”.
I think they are going to or have done the same thing the Golden Gate Bridge.
I’m praying for you, Fawn.
Obamas AmeriCorps EXPANSION. AmeriCorps attorneys = Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps. 2003 - Equal Justice Works redesigns its AmeriCorps program and receives a three- year funding commitment from the Corporation for NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (CNCS).
Awards dinner raises $734,000. ________________________ Law School students selected for 2007 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program - Summer Corps members work on a broad range of issues, including civil rights, community economic development, death penalty, housing and workers rights. THOSE SELECTED INCLUDE
Erica Rancilio with GLBT Justice Project (NOTE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT or (GLBT)and Morgan Williams with NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. in New York. http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=2154 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps plays a crucial role in closing the gap between the supply and demand of legal assistance. CAN YOU SAY LA RAZA? And who knows what else..(Lizeth Cervantes La Raza Centro Legal San Francisco) http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/regions/west 2008 SUMMER CORPS MEMBERS IN CALIFORNIA http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/regions/west/summercorps