Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Dave Black has written a worthy essay about what he calls The Hermeneutics of Evangelical Tolerationism. He says:

My book Why I Stopped Listening to Rush attempts to document how tolerationism maintains power through creating incentives for the suspension of critical thinking among the masses, beginning with the intellectuals. No longer is there any objective truth, and even if there were, we could never discover it.

I don't recall ever hearing of Dave Black until now, but it seems likely I'll be hearing more from him.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

From the Hilton interview:

AJ: Mr. Hilton, when you talk to these FBI agents, when you talk to these military men and women, what’s their attitude? They’ve got to be pretty freaked out to have the big picture and know what actually happened on 9/11.

SH: Yes, you know it’s like clouds just before a thunderstorm in the sense that they are sort of pregnant with rage. They are just enraged at the criminal politicians who have perverted and misused the government to murder its own citizens and pursue these dubious political ends. And many of them, in increasing numbers, are willing to talk and will talk under subpoena – but only under subpoena because the official party line of the government is shut up and don’t talk to the trial lawyer. But more and more, they are very outraged that part of the government has done this to its own people, to its own people. I mean you have to go back to Stalin to see something – not even Hitler did this to his own people. You have to look at Stalin who murdered the Kulaks, the Russians for his own dubious gains. Also we’ve got – we have a Stalinist mentality in this country. And, if these people pose as patriots and wrap themselves in the flag, it’s disgusting.

I (Jamie) recently met a man at a party who said he worked for the federal government. He told me more specifically where but that's not important here. What is noteworthy is that he was clearly bothered by the Bush administration's (IOW his employer's) policy that all employees *will* parrot the party line on everything. Nobody was discussing that, but he brought it up during a conversation a handful of us were having about something somehow tangentially related to that. He offered his opinion freely, and I can accurately state that my impression of him was that he was "pregnant with rage" or perhaps something in his case less intense than that but of the same emotional essence. He was ready and even intently eager to talk about his frustration about that.

That conversation had nothing to do with 9/11, but it came to mind as I read the comments from Hilton about how the FBI agents feel. If the guy I met was upset, I can only imagine how someone with knowledge of 9/11 skullduggery must feel!!
"Our case is alleging that Bush and his puppets Rice and Cheney and Mueller and Rumsfeld and so forth, Tenet, were all involved not only in aiding and abetting and allowing 9/11 to happen but in actually ordering it to happen. Bush personally ordered it to happen. We have some very incriminating documents as well as eye-witnesses, that Bush personally ordered this event to happen in order to gain political advantage, to pursue a bogus political agenda on behalf of the neocons and their deluded thinking in the Middle East. I also wanted to point out that, just quickly, I went to school with some of these neocons. At the University of Chicago, in the late 60s with Wolfowitz and Feith and several of the others and so I know these people personally. And we used to talk about this stuff all of the time. And I did my senior thesis on this very subject – how to turn the U.S. into a presidential dictatorship by manufacturing a bogus Pearl Harbor event. So, technically this has been in the planning at least 35 years."

--Stanley Hilton, 9/10/2004, to Alex Jones

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I notice Doug Kenline's blog seems to have just recently vanished. He still is maintaining a professional blog, but his personal blog has gone *poof*. This strikes me as the height of irony, since he apparently folded up his blog tent just days (or maybe hours) prior to the biggest event in the blogosphere's young history. I confess I haven't kept up with Doug, so I don't know what his situation has been lately (though I did pull up a recently-cached copy of his blog, off of a google search for "doug kenline", and read a few paragraphs). He sure did love blogging, though. I was going to make sure he was following this Memogate deal, but his page is blank now.

Bummer.

I'm leaving the link to his blog in place on my blog page, in case his comes back, and also because you *can* still do a web search for his name and pull up those cached pages that way, and he does have, on those cached pages, a whopping big list of good tax research (and other) links.

Doug, if you happen to see this, I hope you're doing alright and that your blog returns. You deserve a chance to go a little wild over this CBS scandal and the sudden emergence of the blogosphere into the public consciousness as a new and formidable force in society.
If you aren't following "Memogate" (or whatever name by which you may know it), you should be. Even if, like me, you can't find any reason to get excited about Bush "vs." Kerry, you will be excited about the old, lying, corrupt, propaganda mass media vs. WE the people (of cyberspace). The snobby old bastards are getting theirs, but good.

It's been a long time coming.

(No link; just do a web search on "dan rather forgeries" and surf on, dude.)