September 20, 2006
This morning, we wrote about Mahmoud Ahmandinejad’s address to the UN- to say the least, a startling, if not unpredicatable dysfunctional bit of third rate performance art.
Well, Fausta has chimed in on the Hugo Chavez Improv act of this morning. In Hugo’s Stand-Up At The UN: “The Devil Is In The House,” Plugs Chomsky, she notes,
If it weren’t at the UN, it would belong at Comedy Central…
That line alone makes the blog noteworthy. In fact, Fausta has a terrific post and link roundup. As usual, she hits the nail on the head.
Neo-neocon has a terrifc post, A Psychiatrist For Chavez…, a post in which she quite rightly notes that
The most astounding case of Bush Derangement Syndrome ever was paraded before the UN today by the Venezuelan President, who addressed the General Assembly and referred to Bush as the devil. That’s a step up in the evil sweepstakes from Hitler, the usual comparison…
Personally, I’m not much into people/devil comparisons. But if the words “the devil came here” had to be used to describe any appearance at the UN yesterday, they might better have been applied to Ahmadinejad.
It’s no surprise that Chavez doesn’t see it that way. After all, he’s making a bid to become a powerful leader, defining himself in opposition to the US (or, as Chavez says, as “the voice of the Third World”) and as allied with Iran, Syria, and Cuba.
Neo is nothing if not concise and precise. Her analysis is on the money and her post is dead center on target.
September 20, 2006
From the SC&A mailbag:
These three [Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler- SC&A] are pretty much debunked recently and should be put to rest. As a female and after my research, I would not ever believe anything these three profess. Way too intellectual, elititst and not practical.
When I found Alice Miller, then it all made perfect sense and my own life made sense. You are not going to get anywhere with people who have been abused as they can walk through your brain faster than you can.
Please read all Alice Miller and you will get somewhere.
Good breeding and proper etiquette directed us to fire off a thank you note and reply:
Dear Psych Student,
We receive reader mail on a regular basis, but rarely do we get mail that is as ridiculous- make that as stupid- as your correspondence.
Might I suggest you find a new field of study. Anyone that can dismiss Freud, Adler and Jung out of hand, has to be an idiot of the highest proportion. At the very least, in the future, pretend you are capable of rational thinking by outlining why you think they way you do.
That said, you might want to give up school altogether, as you are wasting your parents money and you will inevitably destroy their clearly unfounded dreams. As they will soon learn, you are barely a monument to mediocrity.
While I am delighted you found Alice Miller, (maybe you ought to give yourself a Self Esteem trophy), do not let that get in the way of your seeking help. It is clear you have no clue about what Ms Miller was all about.
As a student, you are years away from being even remotely capable of opining (never mind passing judgement) on Freud, Jung and Adler. Just because you can read Alice Miller does not mean you understand Alice Miller.
We are in mortal fear that Mamacita will tell us she knows this unfortunate child and that in fact, she is attending remedial classes at Hugmee Community College on a state funded self esteem scholarship.
September 20, 2006
In light of recent events (brilliantly discussed here) and in deference to Arab world psychotic conspiracy theories, it has become clear that Mahmoud Ahmandinejad is an agent of America, Jews and Christians.
Why else would Ahmandinejad draw attention to frenzied and dysfunctional Muslim expressions, even as the majority of the Muslim world was outraged at the antics of the lunatics that are engaging in violence and calling for more of the same?
It has to be the secret Jewish influence that tricked Mahmoud Ahmandinejad into getting so carried away talking about love, peace and harmony, even as the regime he leads has a well documented record of persecution of the Baha’i, Kurds,Christians, Jews, Sunni Muslims and Arabs. It was the Jews and Christians that made Ahmandinejad look foolish, by talking about Human Rights even as his regime amasses an abysmal track record of racism, bigotry and violence towards minorities in his own country.
It was also the Jews and Christians that forced Mr Ahmandinejad to rail against democracy, knowing full well his words would be laughed at by civilized nations. Iran, that corrupt mullahcracy led by unelected clerics that wield an iron grip, have to approve candidates for political office and even approve the platforms they run on. Only the Jews and Christians benefit from Ahmandinejad’s remarks, by way of comparison.
No great Muslim leader would deliberately draw attention to himself by demanding a more ‘democracy’in the UN, eliminating permanent Security Council members such as the US and Great Britain. Only the Jews and Christians benefit from those kind of remarks, from a leader of a nation that aligns itself with the Arab League, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organization of Islamic States, all organizations that represent some of the most repressive and dysfunctional regimes in the world.
The Jews and Christians plotted to make Islam look foolish, as Mahmoud Ahmandinejad was somehow forced while under the influence of a secret Mossad developed ‘gas’ that affects only Persians, to talk about ‘justice,’ truth’ and ‘rightousness.’ Under the gaze of the whole world, Iranian integrity was destroyed by the pretend ‘religious’ beasts in Tehran that usurp a nations wealth and potential, under the guise of faith, as it was discovered that Iran had lied about it’s nuclear program for two decades. The same regime runs a secret service far more brutal than the Shah’s SAVAK and has been responsible for the torture and murder of thousands, including that of a Canadian journalist.
It must have been the sons of pigs and monkeys, the Jews and Christians, that forced Ahmandinejad to talk about ‘world peace,’ even as his regime supports and funds terror in Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank. In fact, Iran’s support for terror is world wide. Hezbollah agents, funded by Iran, were responsible for blowing up a Jewish community center in Argentina in 1994, resulting in 85 deaths. An earlier bombing of the Israeli Embassy, resulted in the deaths of 29 civilians.
Surely it was the hated Jews and Christians that manipulated Mahmoud Ahmandinejad into excoriating the west as grand violators of Human Rights, even as the regime in Iran persecutes dissidents and intimidates political opponents and those who speak out for a free press and the right to free expression.
Only the Jews and Christians would point out the bigotry and hypocrisy of Mahmoud Ahmandinejad, as he spoke of free world excesses. In Iran- and for much of the world he claims to speak for, there are restrictions on free speech, free assembly and free expression. Free and fair elections are non existent and the state offers no recourse for those that are wronged.
In Iran, More often than not, court proceedings are closed and defense attorneys are denied access to their clients and they are often threatened with harm. Kangaroo courts are a part of the culture, with accused always charged with mysterious claims of spying or ‘unIslamic activities. Sometimes, children are put to death and girls can be executed ‘for talking back.’
Women are routinely stripped of their children and the ‘enlightened’ courts of the Iranian regime often will not prosecute fathers who commit the most heinous of crimes against their children.
Damned Jews and Christians!
…What I noticed was the body language of the UN assembly. They looked at Bush; they listened. Ahmadinejad had them squirming and darting their eyes…
Indeed. And I think (and perhaps this is simply me being too optimistic, but here goes) some on the left understood what they had just seen, and made the right choice…
…a voice on the left finally figuring out that “Hating Bush” is not a substantial position for acquiring lasting political power. But I think it’s more than that. I think it’s someone who took a hard look at the out-of-control Bush hate, did a compare-and-contrast of Bush and Ahmadinejad’s speeches and realized…”ummmm…maybe it’s time to stop screwing around; we can never like Bush, and we certainly can never come out and overtly support Bush, but maybe it is not in our best interests to continue to try to utterly destroy him and neuter his influence when someone like Ahmadinejad needs dealing with.”
The Anchoress. Don’t leave home without her.
September 20, 2006
Hosted and moderated by Neo-neo-neocon, the all star lineup is rounded out by Dr Sanity, Shrinkwrapped and ourselves. This week’s edition has to be our best efforts, as we discuss the events and furor surrounding the remarks made by Pope Benedict. There are some terrific insights into the violence and even more importantly, we discuss the climate and environment that nurtures that kind of ‘disproportionate response.’