Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Political Hysteria

Lena Dunham famously came out and said that she wished she had had an abortion. To be kind she was trying to say she wished she had stood up for that right; but, her words betrayed something deeper. Imagine if she had said that she wished she had been raped. What if she said she wished she had been raped so that she could justify her abortion. Read that again and instead of having an emotional response, think about the statement she did make.

How bout this, what if she said she had wished she had had a cavity. That is a pretty non-political thing. Why does someone wish they had anything bad happen to them? Or, maybe does she not see getting pregnant and not wanting to be a good thing? I personally don't know any women that "wanted" to have an abortion. I do know a few who didn't want to be pregnant and had abortions; but, it's not like they were actually looking forward to the procedure or even the idea of it. I think they would have preferred to not have gotten pregnant in the first place.

We are witnessing political hysteria and irrationality. Passion occurs among the ignorant, compassion occurs when you do understand people's pain. Compassion is calm and caring, it is understanding and empathetic, it seeks to understand others pain not their faults. That is called maturity. Passion blinds us to our own opinions, compassion allows us to see where others are coming from. Passion is selfish, it is done to express our feelings. Compassion is done for others for their feelings.

Just Some News to Follow - Feb 7, 2017

Daily Mail - Own a car but rarely use it? Insurer launches pay-as-you-go policy so occasional drivers can dodge high-cost premiums.  This fits in quite well with the fact that you will not own a car in the future and will  pay as you go for taxes, use of a vehicle and insurance. A world where the average person owns nothing and rents everything.

The Washington Post - How Tulsi Gabbard became Assad’s mouthpiece in Washington.  Pure and utter establishment lies and propaganda. Gabbard is a Hawaiian Progressive Democrat who is opposed to war. The article also mentions Dennis Kucinich met with Assad, guess what, Kucinich is also against war. The Washington Post has very little tolerance for people who don't like endless wars in the middle east. Wait, maybe I work for Assad because I am against war too? The article goes as far as to say that  Here is a line from the article, "She also asserted there are no moderate rebels in Syria and that the United States is funding and arming al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Neither is true, but both match the talking points that the Assad regime has been pushing for the entirety of the war." I want you to remember that when you read the emails where Hillary Clinton talked about arming the radicals.

LastWeekTonight - Canadian Election: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO).  A funny little video where John Oliver tries to effect the Canadian election and makes fun of Canadian laws that make that a crime. Funny how he is another one who was concerned about Russia having an opinion on our election. Hypocrisy is essential to the media because they want to pick the winners.

MSN - Bloomberg - Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech.  While the tech companies spend millions to stop Trump from tightening visa restrictions, there real reason isn't because they care about Syrian refugees, it is about getting tech people from India and other countries to come here, work cheap and take away jobs from American tech workers.

Yahoo - AFP - One income for all: far-fetched, or future fact?  If the west doesn't need workers, what do you do with the people. The solution is to give them just enough to survive, entertainment on their phone and a mini-living space.

Fox - Group to Trump: Tear down country’s 10 worst highways.  The wealthy dislike rural towns and prefer the poor to be centralized in cities. Think I am making this up, then go back and read the Rockefeller Commission Report from 1971 on population sustainability. I have posted links to it before.