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It is of more than passing importance to the American thinking catholic that there is only one poll that is official and that can be counted on to be representative of us, and that is when we go to the polls in an official election. That you can pretty well count on as representative of us. Any voter fraud that occurs in this country is minimal, likely to be found out, and unlikely to effect the outcome of an election. The polls that you see every day on TV and in the printed news, whether papers or magazines, may not be depended on, chiefly but not exclusively because of spin. Because of leading questions and carefully crafted wording to encourage answers favoring a pre-ordained position. And, just as often, because of the audience polled, which will be pre-disposed to answer the way that the SLIMC1 would prefer.
I submit that our SLIMC1 is not objective; statements by them to the contrary are clearly false. The obvious positions they hold and publicly support cannot be backed up by science, by orthodox theology, or quite often even by common sense. What they espouse is a clear reflection of their own un-critical thinking, which may be equated to the thinking of a FLORMPORIF13 . Let's look at some of these positions that they so obviously hold and defend and give credence to. You will already have seen examples, and you will see more examples in the future, pertaining to each of these examples, and more.
The overall notion of the senselessness of war. This notion, taken to the extreme, says that we should never go to war for any reason. This is the position I'm talking about. The SLIMC1 and other Lefties sometimes walk a tight-rope on this one. Especially on the Fourth Of July, and Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day, they still want to be able to wax nostalgic over their own or someone else's war experiences, and appear to be patriotic, but, of course, in a very limited way, so as not to be confused with the rest of us Right Wing Jingoes. Give any gorgeous talking head the rhetorical opening and he will immediately quote Samuel Johnson's famous patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, implying thereby that the rest of us are all scoundrels.
Believe it or not, I even argued with a Leftie over our need to get into World War II. The sneak-attack on Pearl Harbor was portrayed as a ruse in a high-level conspiracy aimed as getting us into war, because, it was argued, FDR knew ahead of time that the attack was imminent and purposely took no action until afterward. All in order to infuriate the American public. So, according to this argument, FDR, arguably America's most Leftist Democratic President, tricked us into being angry with Japan. The fact remains that the Japanese Imperial Navy very carefully planned and executed a devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. My question was, exactly, what should we have done about that? Apologized for something? Surrendered? Offered some American infants and toddlers for use by the Japanese in playing bayonet toss-and-catch, as they were doing with Chinese babies? I got no answer, but, note this well: her position did not change.
The notion of the senselessness of war prevails on the Left. You would think that this might be a suicidally stupid position, but there is more at play here than the notion itself. Most Leftists don't consider themselves to be Marxists, but some form of Socialists; nevertheless, that's what they are. The great Social-Thinker they will quote the most is Karl Marx, who co-authored The Communist Manifesto and was no great thinker; he was a bloody revolutionary, pure and simple. In all of world history, only two Communist Revolutions ever succeeded, and both of them occurred during a major calamitous war. (I discount Cuba here, because Castro won his guerrilla war against an essentially non-functional Cuban government, comprised of totally corrupt gangsters headed by Batista.) It may be argued that the Russian Revolution might never have succeeded if it hadn't come about during World War I, and it may likewise be argued that the Chinese Revolution might never have succeeded if it hadn't come about during World War II.
In both cases, the Revolutionaries were committed neither to their own nation nor to the enemies of their nation. They were committed solely and exclusively to Communism. The Great Wars provided opportunities for Communist footholds. Russia was not only weakened, but devastated and exhausted by the war, with millions starving. The Nationalist Chinese might have had a chance if they didn't have to fight the Japanese and the Communists at the same time. Every other country that became a "satellite " country of either Russia or of China became a satellite by flat out military conquest and occupation, not by any revolution. Communists are pure opportunists. That's why I am cynical and skeptical when I hear a Leftie portray himself as a peacenik, and I tend to see his smile as sinister rather than benign.Watch the broadcast and printed words of the SLIMC1 regarding the notion of the senselessness of war and pay particular attention to the instant polls they quote. See if they don't quite consistently and regularly "prove" that "we" disapprove of the war in Iraq, and/or in Afghanistan.
The overall notion that Liberalism represents the Pro-Peace and Pro-Human Being position. They have a funny way of showing it. Appeasement does not equate to loving peace. What they really want is to stir things up. These days all you will hear from the Left is inducement to appeasement of the Moslems who want us all dead. Sir Winston Churchill likened appeasement to feeding a crocodile in the hope of being eaten last. Yet American Lefties will tell you we never should have gone into Iraq, and even that we never should have gone into Afghanistan; we should have just let those bastards do whatever they wanted to do to us. They even flagrantly lie about it, saying "Bush lied, people died" when every bit of available empirical evidence shows that Bush did not lie; they did. And they still do. The very statement that Bush lied is itself a lie. That's the nature of the Left. You show me a typical Marxist and I'll show you a typical ends-justify-the-means liar.This notion might have hit it's high note during the Clinton Presidency. You will remember from the Vietnam War page that President Johnson seemed to be obsessed with and fixated upon the three major TV channel newscasts in general and with Cronkite in particular. Well, Billary's fixation was with the popularity poll. He never made a move without checking the polls, and his loving adopted child, the SLIMC1 , made them ever more increasingly available. Quick, spot-polls, and even super-fast polls that were done so fast you had to wonder how. The adoring reporters and cameras were always with him. If you look back at it, you can follow a very clear trail, from another scandal blowing up, to a quick flight to an opportune disaster, to nationwide photo-ops showing him feeling someone's pain, all interspersed by numerous, almost minute-by-minute checking of popularity poll figures.
Look back at his Presidency and see if this is not true. Every time there was a new scandal, or bad news regarding one of the old ones, he took off with the SLIMC1 in tow, like a typical celebritwit with a typical adoring retinues of celebritards, to the scene of a twister, or earthquake, or hurricane, or flood, or fire, or whatever, and you always - always - got to see him live on TV comforting and commiserating with some poor unfortunate citizen. If you go to Nexus for each of these scandal-related-disaster stories, you will see much reporting on the disaster, and little reporting on the scandal. His poll figures jumped every single time. Look at the dates of the scandal-stories breaking and the dates of the disasters. He learned early that he could take this show on the road and it would always pay off. He probably enjoyed feeling other people's pain. It distracted everybody from his own misdeeds.
The last part of this silly notion, that Liberalism is Pro-Human Being is just plain false. Liberalism is pro-Contraception and as such discourages the generation of new human beings. This is a position that discounts the sacred nature of the human being and turns a sex partner into a mere object - a sexual playground, nothing more and nothing less. Liberalism favors legal abortion throughout the entire period of pregnancy; how, exactly, is that a pro-human being position? Liberalism is pro-euthanasia, which makes Liberalism much more closely aligned with Nazism than with Western Culture. Liberalism supports the whacked-out notion an impending disaster due to a false human being population problem and recommends drastic global-action to reduce it, by any means necessary.
Liberalism is pro-human being? Get real.
The overall Liberal notion that the state of the economy is bad. Always. If it's still Capitalist, then, to them, it's still bad. It doesn't matter that the economy is booming, unemployment is at record lows, taxes are low and government revenues are up, because a pessimistic spin will be put on it in the news. You can count on it. Just look at the polls: most of us think the national economy is in the tank. The economic news reports will always, always, show the economy in a negative light, will demonized Capitalism in general and companies like GM and Wal-Mart and Big Oil in particular. I can almost guarantee that the polls will show that "we" have all pretty well had it with GM and Wal-Mart, and even with Big Oil price gouging, despite the fact that it doesn't even exist, as you can see in the Eco-Nazi page.
The Liberal notion of Tolerance of Homosexuality. This issue is pushed by the Left like no other. It is the major banner they march under. What we are talking about here is illicit sex, done for the sole purpose of achieving sexual gratification. The fact that it is abnormal to the point of being a natural perversion is really beside the point. No natural children and no natural families will issue from these homosexual unions, and yet the Left will push it upon the larger society and oppose all opportunity for any truly representative law regarding it to be kept, maintained, legislated or enforced. Anyone who openly opposes this notion will be publicly damned as mentally ill, with the rhetorical title, homophobic. Open "lifestyles" of homosexuality are to be encouraged, in public, in schools, in the workplace, even in churches. This was an easy notion for Liberalism to adopt, because the "lifestyles" of fornicators and adulterers common to Liberalism were adopted long ago, if not quite so openly. I have to wonder about how the hetero-Liberals are not quite so open about their own licentiousness as they all seem to want the homo-Liberals to be. Look at the polls: "we" all think that the nation, the law, our children's schools, our offices, even our own homes, should all be permeated with a pro-homosexual lifestyle atmosphere. Right?
The overall notion of our terrible state health care coverage. The rapid increase in medical care and pharmaceuticals is due, primarily, to two things: our ever increasingly litigious nature, and, the positioning of one or more insurance agents between the patient and the doctor. Every time you buy a pill or see a doctor, you are paying into profits, expenses, and into the salary and benefits of all the employees of an insurance company that has nothing whatsoever to do with your physical or mental well-being. Our Lib friends would like to have one or more bureaucrats join the insurance agents standing between us and our doctors and/or pharmacists with their hands out. Nor does it help the situation when a typical general practice MD might have to pay as much as $50,000 per year just for malpractice insurance premiums.
I submit, merely as food for thought, the idea that if we dealt strictly with the doctor with no middlemen the price of medical care would be quite reasonable. Why should giant, growing and cannibalistic HMOs and PPOs and Health Insurance conglomerates profit in any way from the treatment of my common cold?Health insurance, in my humble opinion, should be limited solely to catastrophic illness. If it were, I would wager that prices for all other treatments and medicines would be dramatically lower than they are now, and easily affordable for the overwhelming majority of us. The poor are already swamping lots of health care facilities, proving that adequate safety nets currently exist for the poor. Madame Hillary and the SLIMC1 would like to nationalize medicine and - well, everything, if the truth be known. If you think medicine is high now, and doctor visits are high, just wait until the insurance agent between you and your doctor is replaced by a petty bureaucrat. There won't be any place to go, conveniently; Canadians are already coming here for normal health care, because a typical medical appointment in Canada today exceeds one year into the future. On the bright side, they're all covered. On the not-so-bright side, a typical pregnancy period is nine months, not twelve or thirteen.
But, again, if you look at the polls, you'll see that "we" all want a nationalized health care plan. No kidding.
The notion that the ice caps are melting and the oceans are rising and we're all therefore facing impending eco-doom. Heavy sigh. you can see several similar Chicken-Little eco-doom stories in the Eco-Nazism page.
Try this experiment. Put some ice-cubes in a jar, fill it three-quarters full of water, put a lid on it, set in on the window sill in the sun after marking the water line for future reference. Come back later when the ice has melted, and check the water level mark you made earlier. I'll bet you a buck the water level is exactly the same as it was before the ice melted.
Ice is just frozen water. It's weight is the same as water. It displaces only it's own weight in water. Once it's melted, the water level is exactly the same as it was when ice was floating in it. The North Polar ice-cap is floating. If the whole thing melts tomorrow, it will change the level of the oceans by, exactly and precisely, zero percent. Much more of the South Polar ice-cap is floating than on rock, and even if all the ice on the land there turned into liquid water, New York would not be flooded. No matter what the movies say about it. Movie film, like paper, will stand still for anything.Every time I turn around there's another Hollywood movie or TV crockumentary on how doomsday storms or tidal waves are going to wipe out everyone from New York to Kansas, one of these days. All due to the looney ravings of Cap'n Planet Algore, the eco-darling of the SLIMC1 and of all other Marxists everywhere.
What the Cap'n is saying, in so many words, is elect me, and I'll save you from global warming eco-doom. Seriously. Lots and lots of people believe him.
Just look at the polls.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to provide a record of Mainstream Media lies, liars and how journalists are trained and paid by their employers to lie.
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Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, every big name news anchor and reporter in American journalism lied, big, bold and proud, in full support of the Communist cause against America, all throughout the entire Vietnam War, and it has only gotten worse since then.
The Mainstream Media Pages: Soft Marxist Propaganda disguised as News. The Mainstream Media Pages show the linkage between Journalism, Politics and Marxism.
World War III is beginning, and the Big News is the "News"? The world is tumbling into global war, but Journalism is all atwitter about Brian Williams. Go figure.
The field of Journalism is infested with Professional Liars. Professional Liars predominate in the loftier positions of mainstream media.
How Cronkite and the SLIMC lost the Vietnam War for America. With the whole SLIMC overwhelmingly Marxist, the Reds couldn't possibly lose politically and publicly that which they couldn't possibly win militarily in the Vietnam war.
Old Traitors Never Die; They Don't Even Fade Away . . . Cronkite returns, to compare the new Iraq situation to his personal greatest achievement: the loss of the Vietnam War. Perhaps it's wishful thinking on his part.
Regarding the SLIMC Vs. the Truth Regarding the SLIMC (Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex) and its treatment of the Truth
A closer look at the "Bush lied people died" Leftie flagrant categorical lie. If it is true that "Bush Lied, people died" then how does it follow that the UN, and all those countries, and all those Democrats, all said what Bush said, long before he ever said it?
Mainstream Media Lies and Liars just keep foaming up and building pressure. If you want to look at some really fascinating current socio-political phenomena, look at the current build-up of mainstream media lies and liars.
Right and Wrong, and what happens when we no longer recognize it. The difference between Right and Wrong is fixed forever; or, is it?
The Leftie-Liberal Beat Goes On: More anti-American lies reported as "News". The Democratic Party's yellow-bellied cut-and-runners would have you believe that United States Marines are wanton murderers of civilians.
Tet Lie Redux? "Cloning" the massive media lie about Vietnam's Tet Offensive. Tet Lie Redux: An epic, lopsided, monumental military victory was turned into a political defeat by our media's flagrant lies during the Vietnam War. Now, they're doing it again, this time in Iraq.
"The History Channel" repeats the flagrant categorical lies regarding Pius XII. Ho hum, heavy sigh, and here we go again. Once again, we see show-biz "Historians" bypassing actual historical documents in favor of purely anti-Catholic show-biz fictional works, for fun and profit.
What is, and why, this linkage between Fox News and the Playboy Empire? Should prominent men in the public eye work to strengthen our common Western moral ethos, or promote the new and more random, directionless, relativistic moral standard?
Of Illegal Aliens Vs the Berlin Wall, and Sovereignty Vs the Global Village. Marxism - or, if you will, Social Darwinism - presents the notion of Social Evolution, and predicts a final end of national sovereignty, & a perfect, government-less, Global Village; Heaven on Earth.
The greatest tool of the Leftist MSM is the tightly-controlled "opinion poll." Leftist "Spin" is glaringly obvious in mainstream news reporting today. But that Spin is greatly magnified and enhanced through the use of the carefully crafted public opinion poll.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Three Fatal Oversights of the Top Conservative Cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
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