Another person, not me, took the words of our friendly resident sociopath wherein he attacked me for the umpteenth time, and noted that he doesn’t seem to be able for formulate thoughts in a coherent manner. He’s going through the motions, using words that seem to fit … but not quite. He’s imitating. There is no native intelligence.
That’s was a potent observation. If it were just him, I’d not bother writing here. But it couples with other thoughts I’ve had in dealing with so many others on the blogs … they don’t change! They don’t get better. They don’t move forward. If they believed eight years ago that the moon is a balloon, they still believe it. No amount of evidence will sway them.
I look back occasionally on things I’ve written in the last eight years, and I am generally happy with content and sentence construction, but also see that there was much advancement in store in the future. For instance, I was writing favorably of Obama back in 2008, and I would not just become disenchanted with the man, but come to understand that the office has zero power, so that only craven actors can have “successful” presidencies. Looking back, I see I have covered much ground in understanding. I’m happy about that, because it means I have purpose in my writing, that I am moving forward.
I remember the words of Kevin Costner in the movie JFK, that what happened on 11/22/63 was coup d’état, a line delivered with excellence by a highly skilled actor. I did not understand it. After all, we still had elections and anyway, coup d’état is what happens when men in bling-bling uniforms go on TV and tell us we have a new government.
I understand the line now. He was right.
Forward movement, better understanding, each day pushing the ideas that are so hard to grasp. Understanding only comes if I keep pushing, and yes, with each new breakthrough comes a bigger problem. Now I am confronted with not just a crime, coup d’état, bad actors and a riddles inside conundrums, but Oglesby’s words, “…the corruption and criminality of the state itself.”
And I will keep on pushing for better understanding. I love writing, of course, but more importantly, I love the idea that in so doing, along with reading and thinking, that I am moving forward in life.
Here’s a troubling thought: Swede says global warming is a hoax. He needs to follow through on that, but won’t, of course: A hoax to what end? Why do so many scientists lie? Are they all dishonest? Are they so shallow that they are bought for a few grants here and there? Do they have no integrity? Swede is badly in need of forward movement, a breakthrough. because frankly, I think he’s on to something. He has merely reduced it to its simplest elements, people lying for money.
Most people are not like that. There are people who knowingly tell lies and get paid for it. But all of those men and women who are advancing climate change are not bad people. They studied too hard for too many years, and pride themselves on intelligence, insight and integrity. There’s something more going on there. I am not going to worry about it, but do ask that Swede come forward now and advance his ideas on the subject with the idea that while he has spotted a problem, he needs to push it harder to reach a better understanding. It’s work.
I don’t say that because I have the answer. I don’t. Maybe the scientists are right. Here’s where I am at: Many years ago I sat on our couch reading, and I remember a moment like a wave of fresh salty ocean in my face. I realized that my fear of communism, embedded in me by news, school and entertainment, was based on lies. There was nothing to be afraid of, and that dark foreboding menace, the Soviet Union, was nothing to be feared. I could relax. It was a breakthrough!
So too have I come to realize that this foreboding nightmare that so many smart people, even Chomsky, are prattling about, climate change, is something that I can do nothing about. Buying a Prius won’t help, nor will these annoying fluorescent bulbs that don’t put out enough light. I am relaxed. I don’t care about it.
I want to know more. Al Gore is not a man of character, in my view, so that his decision after 2000 to become the climate change guru was probably calculated for some unstated purpose. But the lack of integrity of one disingenuous man is not enough to base a whole outlook on. If climate change is a hoax; if we have nothing to fear, then what is going on? It is more than money. Is it groupthink? Cultism?
Answer please, Swede.
The clip below the fold here is inserted for its entertainment value.
In movies it is often necessary to use characters as literary devices to move the plot forward. Judas was such a device to facilitate the Passion Play. In the clip below a mystery man, who is really Colonel Fletcher Prouty in real life, is explaining to Costner’s Jim Garrison how coup d’état originates, assembles and eventually murders a sitting president in broad daylight, but more importantly, gets away with it. It is speculative, of course.