Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More Randomness

DEMOCRATS
You know the thing that REALLY bothers me about Democrats is their weird obsession with destroying the Republicans instead of destroying Osama bin Laden (this coming from a former Democrat). It's VERY apparent after watching the last 6 months of political reporting here in the United States that the Democrats are far more interested in defeating, demolishing, demoralizing, and destroying the Republicans. If they put as much energy into doing the same to the enemies of this nation maybe most people wouldn't consider their vile party a DOMESTIC enemy of the United States.

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JOURNALISM
To be sure, there is no longer any pretense of IMPARTIAL journalism in modern day society. Most journailsts work for governments or large web-content corporations, and are likely to obey their employers when it comes time to "spin" a given story. Other journalists pursue the "human interest" market, which primarily presents stories with more sensationalism than substance. None of this should be surpirsing to any citizen of the modern era--the notion that there ever was such a thing as OBJECTIVE journalism wil be regarded by future generations as a charming myth of bygone days. The ability to recognize and comensate for the biases in any given media source is a primary modern survival skill.

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SOCIALISM
Socialism was man's most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in "science". Indeed, no religion ever spread so far so fast. Yet while socialism had established itself as a fact of life by the beginning of the 20th century, it did not create societies of abundance or give birth to "the New Man." Each failure inspired new searches for the path to the promised land: revolution, communes, social democracy, Communism, Facism, Third World socialism. None worked, and some exacted staggering human tolls. Now, of course, socialism is widely discredited.

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