JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/12/is-it-denial-or-is-it-deliberate.html (8 comments)

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jsid-1165518118-543250  emdfl at Thu, 07 Dec 2006 19:01:58 +0000

I prefer "Secretary of Defeat" myself. BLAEH

jsid-1165611479-543314  Drew458 at Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:57:59 +0000

Well said. The pussification of America is almost complete. We no longer want leaders, we just want handouts and "bling". We want to be rich so we can indulge our every infantile whim. So sad.

jsid-1165619036-543326  Kevin Baker at Fri, 08 Dec 2006 23:03:56 +0000

Drew, I don't think that's true for the majority of the population, but that's possibly true for the majority who vote.

jsid-1165636766-543332  Drew458 at Sat, 09 Dec 2006 03:59:26 +0000

Kevin, That was the cynical "we", the nanny-staters who are also in with the "I Got Mine" crowd.

How big a chunk of the population do you think these people are? The people who agree with that Payne cartoon - somewhere around 50% I'd guess. The tired and wavering - probably at least another 15%? Those that buy the MSM message without even noticing the brain wash? 75% or more IMHO. The majority is NOT surfing the net reading conservative blogs and alternate news sources. They don't even know they exist.

None of this is me, yet it's all around me, every day, everywhere. "We can't" is a larger version of "I won't" isn't it, or first cousin to "I tried but failed, though I didn't really try very hard at all"?

Kevin, you may be right about your majorities comment. But if you are, then thats an even sadder picture painted than in the article: the ones who care, who try, who yearn, and have faith in the fight and the will to sacrifice in order to win are the very same ones who DON'T express themselves at the voting booth.

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jsid-1165686238-543350  Kevin Baker at Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:43:58 +0000

"We can't" is a larger version of "I won't" isn't it, or first cousin to "I tried but failed, though I didn't really try very hard at all"?

This is very much the result, I think, of the ever-expanding public school concept of "no such thing as failure." There's only "delayed success."

jsid-1165695120-543358  Akaky at Sat, 09 Dec 2006 20:12:00 +0000

Given all the copies of this thing that have been printed, someone should complain that the ISG is a threat to the environment, what with all the trees killed to make this thing possible. Think of the soil erosion we could have prevented if only we changed tactics in Iraq instead of commissioning this study.

jsid-1166148158-543653  DJ at Fri, 15 Dec 2006 02:02:38 +0000

I stumbled across this gem by Bertrand Russell:

When a whole nation shares a delusion, its anger is of the same kind as that of an individual lunatic if its pretensions are disputed, but nothing short of war can compel it to submit to reason.

That cuts both ways, doesn't it? We are beset by those who would destroy us if we refuse to follow their religious dogma, and yet we, as a nation, largely refuse to admit that the threat is real.

The Chinese have a curse: May you live in interesting time. Methinks we are cursed, no?

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