Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Freidman wants to be a slave

So I'm clicking around the Internet and reading some opinion and editorials when I came across something that really floored me - I mean it shocked my conscience. Many is the time that I've read Thomas Friedman with frustration as he builds what seem to be a series of well form arguments only to be capped off with a completely illogical conclusion or "solution" to the problem he just defined. In short, I have always thought of Freidman as a schmaltzy and, in an almost innocent way, earnest idiot. That was then, this is now.

"There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today."

Not wicked enough for you? How about this?

"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century."

It goes on from there to lay out some of the most convoluted and dishonest arguments I've ever read from any columnist - including any of the clowns who currently write Op-Eds for the Gray Lady. After today's dispatched I feel safe in saying that Thomas Friedman is a God Damn Fascist. His analysis of the worlds problems skewed By his ideal solution - which is total government control. What does Tom Friedman really need - Well, the Dead Kennedy's said it best many, many years ago.


"Holiday In Cambodia"

So you been to school
For a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car
Thinkin' you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl

Play ethnicky jazz
To parade your snazz
On your five grand stereo
Braggin' that you know
How the niggers feel cold
And the slums got so much soul

It's time to taste what you most fear
Right Guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear:

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough, kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

You're a star-belly sneech
You suck like a leach
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch
So you can get rich
But your boss gets richer off you

Well you'll work harder
With a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers
Till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son:.

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, [etc]

And it's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
A holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The real slogan



Forget all the campaign slogans about Hope and "a new direction for our country" and get ready for the same old crap. 0 seems to think the only way out of our current crisis - or any other crisis for that matter - is something called GOVERNMENT. But why, with all of the experience of the human race would anyone believe that this fantasy Government, as opposed to the real one located at Federal, State, City and local municipalities scattered across the nation, would ever materialize to solve our problems.

There is a little book for business leadership called ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN - Bernie Madoff should have read it.

But there should be another book called ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLITICS I LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL. Here are some of the things I learned.

  1. The nerds who ran for student body president, VP, Secretary, etc. grow up to run for government jobs - if they can't get elected they work on the staff of elected officials, but they remain nerds.
  2. The assholes who ran the school newspaper grow up to work as journalists for real newpapers, but they remain assholes.
  3. The guys and gals that love to party and have sex grow up to be lobbyists who the nerds envy and the assholes despise.
  4. The true individual has no place in the world of high school or the world of politics and and can only hope to live outside of them.

0 is the quintessential nerd and only the assholes in the press could mistake him for someone who is cool. But what can you expect from the guys who ran the student news paper - they were hopeless then and they're hopeless now.

Nuclear Fallout