Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beccaria, Lichtenberg, and the Failure of Left Dhimmi Jurisprudence

I'm fully in favor of capital punishment, and I hope I would remain so even were I sentenced to death under the legitimate rule of law in a legitimate state; however, whether I were to be subject or not to torture before hand, I can't think of any good reason to support it, and I have one good reason to forego it: regardless of the advantages of gleaning information from one under torture, the benefit is lost in our becoming torturers. Beccaria argues against capital punishment on that same ground, and I do suggest he is wrong in it.

Torture demeans us, and capital punishment ennobles us. To torture a person is to accept their Humanness and to deliberately degrade it and nullify it for the sake of others. To torture is to shame, other aspects of it being negotiable. To shame is to destroy another's Humanness, which destroys ones own, a far too high a price to pay. One cannot bravely face torture. The point of torture is to deface the person so he has no bravery, no courage, not Humanness left in him, at which point he is tortured fully. Anything to be gained through that is not worth the having. But death is a different occasion. I accept it as occasion for the possibility of an act of courage. Nevertheless, for the executioner, capital punishment is not an act of personal volition and responsibility, per se. Killing people isn't Good; but sometimes killing people is Right. On those occasions of capital punishment, one might consider it an act of ennoblement of all concerned.

When a legitimate authority sentences a criminal to his punishment, then death is a good thing and right. Death shows to the community and to the one punished that Life is our highest value: To kill a criminal is to show that we take the crime so seriously that we will make the payment so severe that it transcends all other of our values in this case. We prize life so highly that we will take it from those who do not deserve it. We will go even that far. We won't defile ourselves by humiliating another for the sake of our own gain; but we will show to all that we value life so highly that we take it and destroy it rather than allow one to have it who has transgressed against us.

Our culture is askew. We seem not to know the difference between insult and outrage, the difference between traduce and trespass. Often we live in fear. Or we have no fear whatsoever.

Cesare Beccaria, Of Crimes and Punishments. (1738 –1794)

I do not know of any exception to this general axiom, that every member of society should know when he is criminal and when innocent. If censors, and, in general, arbitrary magistrates, be necessary in any government, it proceeds from some fault in the constitution. The uncertainty of crimes hath sacrificed more victims to secret tyranny than have ever suffered by public and solemn cruelty.

Chapter 11: "Of crimes which disturb the Public Tranquillity."

It is impossible to reduce the tumultuous activity of mankind to absolute regularity; for, amidst the various and opposite attractions of pleasure and pain, human laws are not sufficient entirely to prevent disorders in society. Such, however is the chimera of weak men, when invested with authority. To prohibit a number of indifferent actions is not to prevent the crimes which they may produce, but to create new ones; it is to change at will the ideas of virtue and vice, which, at other times, we are told, are eternal and immutable. To what a situation should we be reduced if everything were to be forbidden that might possibly lead to a crime? We must be deprived of the use of our senses: for one motive that induces a man to commit a real crime there are a thousand which excite him to those indifferent actions which are called crimes by bad laws....

Would you prevent crimes? Let the laws be clear and simple, let the entire force of the nation be united in their defence, let them be intended rather to favour every individual than any particular classes of men, let the laws be feared, and the laws only. The fear of the laws is salutary, but the fear of men is a fruitful and fatal source of crimes.

Chapter 41: "Of the Means of preventing Crimes."

Stern punishments for trivialities; trivial punishments for inhumanities callously committed. We now know less and less about things more and more important daily. Where the foulest of crimes go unpunished, the slightest of imagined insults brings down upon the man the wrath of the Gnostic estate.

A contemporary of Beccaria understood the problems of our jurisprudence as if he were looking through a time machine:

"Today we are trying to spread knowledge everywhere. Who knows if in centuries to come there will not be universities for re-establishing our former ignorance?" Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Our Gnostic minders know too much, and in that they have lost fully the sense of our great Enlightenment. We must relearn our selves.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Important facts and stuff about Islam and other things.

The author of Tristam Shandy, Lawrence Sterne, wrote a seemingly rambling and picaresque "novel" that so offended his editor, Alexander Foote, that the latter, a well-known eccentric, decided to annotate and organize the work in such a way that each and every of Sterne's references and asides would be easily accessible to the average educated 18th century English reader. Foote made myopic and obsessively detailed glosses to such an extent that, though he was initially mocked, in time his efforts became fashionable and eventually mimicked, as is seen in the common usage of footenotes in much professional writing to this day.

[For Muslims] visiting lavatory—cover head, cover feet, carry stones (odd number, minimum three), and say prayer (e9.1, p.76).

Entering toilet—left foot first; exiting toilet right foot first, offer prayer (e9.1, p.76).

After urinating men squeeze the penis with the left hand from base to head (of penis); women squeeze the front (vulva) between thumb and forefinger; in both cases three times (e9.1(11), p.76).

Do not defecate with front facing the sun, the moon or the sacred in Jerusalem , Kaba (e9.0(16), p.77).

When no water available do wudu, ghusl using dirt (e12.0, p.84).

After being trapped in the baggage compartment during a month-long train trip across America Beethoven wrote a best-selling book on interior design, becoming popularly known thereafter as the "Railroad Conductor."

"Can we speak with muslim girls who are non relatives?' Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh; "It is not permissible to speak to Ghair Mahram (with whom marriage is permissible) females even if they are relatives. It is compulsory to observe the laws of hijab with all ghair mahrams. And Allah knows best." Wassalam, Mufti Ebrahim Desai. Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

The obvious reason the banana never became a popular fruit is that it's so extremely difficult to spit out the seeds.

The Fuqahaa have mentioned that it is necessary to remove the pubic hair that appears above the private parts as well as that hair that appears immediately surrounding the private parts and the hair that is found on the private part itself. (Sharah al-Nawawi ala Muslim Vol. 3-4 Pg. 140 Darul Ma`rifah)

Therefore it will be necessary to remove the hair that is found on the scrotum, the penis and the area immediately surrounding them. It is permissible for a male to shave the hair of his chest.However, it is undesirable to do so. (Raddul muhtaar 6/407, Bahishti zewar 830, Fataawaa Mahmoodiyyah 19,444); If the hair around the anus can be removed without difficulty, then it is highly preferable to do so. (Sharah al-Nawawi ala Muslim Vol. 3-4 Pg. 140)

Nihilartikel: [fr. L. nihil, nothing + G. artikel] /NI hil AR ti kul/: a deliberately erroneous entry in a dictionary or other reference book (cf. esquivalience, for instance); also see fictitious entry.

I was forced to marry a cousin from my native land whom I find repulsive. Is it jaiz if we make a deal that he take another wife and not be allowed to come near me? I came back to Canada a week later after not allowing him near me as I was so disgusted and because I hate him so. I initially wanted a divorce after coming back and slipping into a suicidal depression, and my parents agreed. Now that its come time to ask for the divorce, my mother just had a nervous breakdown and there is physical and verbal abuse goin on in my house 24/7. I find that I cannot stay here any longer, since I dont get along with my parents but I cannot sacrifice my body to someone i hate and he knows that too.Is it jaiz if we make a deal that he take another wife and not be allowed to come near me - like we keep the nikah but he lets go of his rights upon me and Ilet go of my rights upon him to maintain the family honor?"

[W]hen any individual, be it an offspring or a parent go against the commands of Allah Ta'ala, then the results can be negative and unhealthy. It is sad that you and your mother have ended up with depression. This is not an acceptable situation and all of you in the family need to take stock of the situation. You cannot go on tearing each other apart. You all have to forgive each other and realise that although feelings have been hurt and unacceptable actions have been taken, you are still kith and kin. Allah Ta'ala tests us in different ways and dear sister, as you are younger than your parents, try not to judge them too harshly. I understand that you are unhappy the way events have turned out but you can resolve this situation in an acceptable way with the help of learned elders. Please turn to Allah Ta'ala for guidance. Perform your 5 daily salaah promptly, increase zikr, duas, istigfaar, darood shareef and recitation of the Holy Quran...." Sister Fadila Social department CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Due to smooth surfaces everywhere and the legendary long legs of Persians, people do not walk in Iran.

"Imran b. Hussein reported that a woman from Juhaina came to Mohammed and said she had become pregnant because of adultery. She said: 'I am pregnant as a result of Zina.' Mohammed said: 'Go back, and come to me after the birth of the child.' After giving birth, the woman came back to Mohammed, saying: 'Please purify me now.' Next, Muhammad said, 'Go and suckle your child, and come after the period of suckling is over.' She came after the period of weaning and brought a piece of bread with her. She fed the child the piece of bread and said, 'O, Allah's Apostle, the child has been weaned.' At that Muhammad pronounced judgment about her and she was stoned to death." "The Book Pertaining to Punishments Prescribed by Islam (Kitab Al-Hudud)." Sahih Muslim, B. 17, N. 4207. USC-MSA, Compendium of Muslim Texts.

For religious reasons there are no bars in Poland.

"It is forbidden to look upon a woman other than ones wife, or an animal, or a statue, in a sensual or lubricious manner." Ruholla Khomeini.

Money doesn't grow on trees because only currently banned DDT can curb the voracity of the seed-eating Coyne worms. But why they use olive oil in Greece, why there is no starvation in Hungary, and why they don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Turkey, those are mysteries to me. If you must know, please: ASK THE IMAM.

And Allah knows best


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nerds Go Crazy!

I know that most of you think it's great being a nerd, and that you'd like to be a nerd too if only you had the chance. You all might think it's cool to hang out in the library fussing over the minutia of 1,400 year old documents written in a dead language. Yeah. Like that's where all the babes hang out, right? Lemme 'splain it to you: Being a nerd isn't any fun at all. Oh, sure, it looks like fun, but when you're right in there down and dirty defending your thesis, then you find out just how vicious people can be and evil life is. And when some bully on the street pushes you away from the seat you wanted at the patio bistro, what do you do? You go sit somewhere else and stew over it while you read yet more epistles from Bishop Epiphanius. It looks cool, but what you really want to do is go tell that bully he's not nice and that you're smart and you have a really great job and that you're special and stuff. But, being a nerd, none of that is possible. Until that one day when everything changes....


There you are leafing absent-mindedly through the faculty bulletins and you suddenly see a "Junket to a Third World fly-speck shit-hole to be seen with a psycho dictator" application. Is that cool? You might still be a nerd but the photos of you will look extra special and hardly anyone will ever know you're really better at research than being a Cold-Eyed Killer of the Globo-Nazis. OK, so you might be a third-rate hack in the faculty as well. But those photos. The Image!

Edward Said:
Columbia University's famous warrior-scholar, is dead, felled at age 67 by leukemia.

Columbia mourns. "This death is an irreplaceable loss to the realm of ideas," said President Lee Bollinger.

Bollinger's grief is shared by many. CounterPunch, a journal of the radical left, has run a series of fervid tributes to Said's life and work. The Saudi government-controlled Arab News has extolled him in almost glowing terms. Not since the Soviet-Nazi nonaggression pact of 1939 has there been such ideological harmony.

Said not only united fascists and Communists, he also served as an ecumenical bridge. He was the rare Episcopalian admired by Hamas, whose goal of eradicating Israel he shared; Hezbollah - which was his host in southern Lebanon on his famous rock-throwing expedition - and other pillars of Islamic orthodoxy.

Ward Churchill: is perhaps one of the most provocative thinkers around. A Creek and enrolled Keetoowah Band Cherokee, Churchill is a longtime Native rights activist. He has been heavily involved in the American Indian Movement and the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. He is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado and has served as a delegate to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

One of Churchill's areas of expertise is the history of the U.S. government's genocide of Native Americans—the chronic violation of treaties and systematic extermination of North American indigenous populations. His many books include A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas: 1492 to Present (1998) and The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the U.S. (2nd edition, 2002). His new book, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality, was just published by AK Press (

As a member of a people who have been on the receiving end of violence, Churchill has a rather distinct perspective of the U.S. and the effectiveness of political dissent and social change.
From Satya: "Dismantling the Politics of Comfort: The Satya Interview with Ward Churchill" ; April 2004. Follow link to Ward Churchill to a defunct blog that concerned itself with vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice. How can one get any cooler than that? Well, one might try carrying a gun and wearing sunglasses and a beret.

Jean Ziegler: (born April 19, 1934) is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and a senior professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Paris. He was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats in the Swiss federal parliament from 1981 to 1999, now he is one of the biggest protagonists of the alter-globalization movement.

In 2006, Ziegler said, "I refuse to describe Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. It is a national resistance movement. I can understand Hezbollah when they kidnap soldiers ..."

Al-Amir Fudh: Former sociology professor at Harvard's School for Advanced Marxist Dialectic. Fudh converted to Islam after the fall of East Germany's Communist government in 1989, at which time he became a world-renowned jihadi, perhaps as well know as his acolyte Osama bin Wadin.

Famous for his fatwas on Ducks, Fudh is also known for his fatwas on Wabbits, who must be, as he says, killed: Watch it here.

Since I don't have sunglasses and an AK47 to pose with I guess it's time to get back to the books. But, I'll be back.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Let Them Eat Jean Ziegler: He's Fondue You Too.

Guess who's coming to dinner? Well, if you're a cheap Third World dictator who loves torturing and murdering people, set a place for Jean Ziegler, Left dhimmi fascist. He's just got a job. He should be fun to dine with. Even better to eat him. Raw, cooked, frozen and sliced, who cares. Whoopie!

Geneva, March 26, 2008 -- To the sound of cheers, and by an overhwelming majority of 40 out of 47 votes, the UN Human Rights Council today elected Jean Ziegler, the co-founder of the "Muammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize," as an expert advisor representing the Western world.

Jean Ziegler (born April 19, 1934) is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and a senior professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Paris. He was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats in the Swiss federal parliament from 1981 to 1999, now he is one of the biggest protagonists of the alter-globalization movement.


In 1989, Ziegler was one of a group "intellectuals and progressive militants" who gathered in Tripoli to announce the launching of the annual "Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize," awarded by the government of Libya. Ziegler explained that the purpose of the Qaddafi prize was to counterbalance the Nobel prize, which, he said, constituted a "perpetual humiliation to the Third World." Winners of the Qaddafi prize have included Fidel Castro, Louis Farrakhan, and recently Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. In 2002, the awardees were "13 intellectual and literature personalities," of whom the most notable were the French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy and Jean Ziegler himself.


Ziegler has praised Cuba, stating in November of 2007 that a world model for how it provides its people with food and praised it cooperating with the United Nations and agreeing to allow him to report on the country's respect for the "right to food."


According to the National Post, Ziegler first expressed his admiration for the Communist Cuba since 1964, the same year that he served as Che Guevara's chauffeur when Guevara was on a trade mission in Geneva for the Cuban government. He was reportedly convinced by Guevara not to emigrate to the island nation, but to stay in Western Europe where to "fight more directly the enemies of Cuba's revolution and international Marxism." In October of 2007, Ziegler reportedly permitted undercover Cuban agents to monitor a press conference he gave in Geneva prior to his visit Cuba in order for them to take note of journalists' questions and tones.According to The Weekly Standard, Ziegler believes that the United States is an "'imperialist dictatorship' that is guilty, among other atrocities, of 'genocide' against the people of Cuba by means of its trade embargo." Ziegler has accused U.S. (and British) forces of using food and water as weapons of war in besieged cities in Iraq. He said that the U.S.-led Coalition forces and the Iraqi Army use the military strategy of cutting off food and water supplies to cities under attack by insurgents, which frequently use the civilian population as human shields. The objective is to encourage civilians to flee before the attack

In 2006, Ziegler criticized Israel's war with Hezbollah, stating that the International Criminal Court should investigate whether Israel is guilty of war crimes for a bombing campaign in Lebanon that blocked access to food and water. Specifically, Ziegler stated that "The government of Israel should be held responsible under international law for the violations of the right to food of the Lebanese civilian population.".... Ziegler has also reportedly stated on Television that "The Israeli occupation is a colonial regime and an illegal military occupation from the UN's point of view, it continues to annex more Palestinian lands; and thus the Israeli occupation is the worst in the history of colonialism."

According to The Forward: "In July [2005], [Ziegler] told a crowd of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Geneva that Gaza was "an immense concentration camp" and added that it was a good thing that the "guards" were about to leave. This elicited a rare rebuke from a spokesman for Annan and from human rights commissioner Louise Arbour." Ziegler later protested the interpretation that he was comparing Israelis to Nazis.

Special Rapporteur : Mr. Jean Ziegler ( Switzerland ), since 2000.

A short biography: Jean Ziegler is (2003) a professor of social science and economics in the universities of Geneva and the Sorbonne. He has studied in Switzerland, France and the United States, receiving his PhD from the University of Bern in 1967. He has long been interested in the issues of poverty and hunger around the world, throughout which he has travelled extensively, especially focusing on the poor South.

Jean Ziegler Co-Founded "Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize" in 1989, Supported Mugabe and Castro Regimes

Geneva, March 26, 2008 — To the sound of cheers, and by an overhwelming majority of 40 out of 47 votes, the UN Human Rights Council today elected Jean Ziegler, the co-founder of the "Muammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize," as an expert advisor representing the Western world. And for its new Palestine expert, the council chose Richard Falk, who, like Ziegler, accuses the U.S. of being responsible for many of the world's ills and describes Israel in Nazi terminology.

In 1989 - four months after Libya bombed Pan Am flight 103, killing 270 people from 21 countries - Ziegler launched the annual Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize in Tripoli, boasting it was the "Anti-Nobel prize of the third world". Winners have included Fidel Castro, Louis Farrakhan, and a leader of a Ba'ath party women's organisation in Saddam's Iraq. In 2002, the recipients included the convicted French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy, and Ziegler himself.

In 1986, Ziegler acted as an adviser to the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu, helping draft his one-party constitution. In 1993, Le Monde reported on "Jean Ziegler's trip to visit Saddam Hussein and Kim Il-sung."

Ziegler proclaimed "total support for the Cuban revolution" shortly after Fidel Castro had imprisoned many journalists. While visiting Cuba as a UN official he refused to meet Cuban dissidents but lavished praise on Castro.

In 2002, he praised the Zimbabwean dictator, saying, "Mugabe has history and morality with him."

In 2006, Ziegler said, "I refuse to describe Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. It is a national resistance movement. I can understand Hezbollah when they kidnap soldiers ..."

Ziegler calls the US an "imperialist dictatorship" guilty of genocide, and labels George W Bush "the Pinochet who sits in the White House"; 9/11, he alleges, was used by Bush as a "justification for the staging of organised economic destruction of the people of the southern hemisphere".

He claims western capitalism has "put the planet under the scalpel of organised economic destruction", its leaders deliberately organising starvation as a "weapon of mass destruction". Western capitalism "kills, destroys, slaughters ... for no other reason than the desire for maximum profit for some cosmocrats who are driven by an obsession for power and unlimited greed"....

It's a mystery to me why I don't have a job as a U.N. advisor to starving people. My first bit of fine advice would be to eat Jean Ziegler. That kind of brilliance qualifies me to have a great U.N. job. Eat Left dhimmi fascists. I urge the liberal use of ketchup. Pour it all over Ziegler and dig in. It really doesn't matter how one serves him up so long as the ketchup is first class, not some generic cheap stuff. If our world is being taken over by primitives, then let's get into it and set up for what Tatian rightly calls "The cannibal banquet of the soul." Let's sart with Ziegler and work our way down, as it were.

Ziegler a la Ketchup. Think "Left dhimmi fascist fondue." Good, huh? Peace and plenty in one fell scoop.

I've just now added a photo of Ziegler posing with a machine gun. What is it with these middle-age losers? There's a photo somewhere of Ward Churchill posing with a rifle. Are these guys homosexuals who want o make it into a porn mag. and don't have the physique so they try for the macho look by posing with guns? Or are they weaklings who want to pretend they're tough guys? I'm sure enough that the average doe would slap down these idiots, so it's not like they go hunting. It's all a pose to make themselves fit in as cool guys, as one of the gang. These middle-class fools want to play at being Robin Hood or some fucking thing. Phantasy. But they get real people killed playing this game. They are Death Hippies. I really urge hungry people to eat them.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's fun being a Gnostic

This handsome devil pictured below was released from jail for drunkenness and threatening people at his daughter's school a few days ago. The police picked him up; the judge let him go. "Mr. Schoenborn was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering threats, but was released from custody later that day, over the objections of police."

The National Post continues: "... What was in front of the Judicial Justice of the Peace was a "blow-up at a school," said Hugh Stansfield, [B.C.'s Chief Judge of the Provincial Court.] "And a fellow that had a couple of convictions for drinking and driving, and driving while suspended, and not much else." He said the JJP could not have imagined that, "this gentleman was going to do the unspeakable."

Shoenborn went to his estranged wife's trailerhouse and, while she'd ducked out to do some shopping, he killed his three children, "Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8, and five-year-old Cordon Schoenborn."

Shoenborn is still, as of this writing, on the loose.

"Mr. Schoenborn was not identified as the murder suspect for 18 hours, well after police were called to the crime scene."

One must wonder.

"In Merritt, police are warning the public not to approach Mr. Schoenborn, should he appear on a doorstep or in a back yard. In what might well be an major understatement, Const. Linteau says he "could be dangerous"."

Done is done, and no accusations will undo it. Our only question: What is to be done next? What about the capture and punishment of this man? He's sure to go to jail this time, and likely forever, but is it enough? Ah.... Already there is much heated discussion of Shoenborn being mentally ill, his actions 'not being his fault,' the insinuation being. And from there it's a short hop to wondering whose fault it is. Yes, the man will go to jail forever and a day. Unless he doesn't. It could be that society drove him mad, that his childhood was too difficult for him to adjust later to the world of others; and that because we, i.e. the government, didn't do enough to save him, he committed some heinous crimes which the medical establishment can keep him from repeating. A couple of years, a few kilograms of med.s, and out he goes onto the streets. If only we as a society had done more prior to this crime, if we can call it that, the children would still be alive. Shame on us.

Frankly, I get real tired of that kind of pseudo-reasoning. Let's capture the man, try him, hang him, and then go after the ones who have concocted such a society where the average citizen is bullied and terrorized into believing he/she is a criminal for not giving enough unto the Church of Social Engineering, a society where the Gnostic elites decide the lives and deaths of the masses from on high; and the people pay for it, and pay with their lives at times. It's the same lot spread wide across the world, those who know better, see more clearly, understand more deeply the darkness of the Mystik. Gnostic experts. If only they had more money to do more good, just a bit more power to do a bit more Good.

OK, I'm exposed once again as a Rightwing religious bigot. I say hang these bastards. Hang them by the thousands. Many thousands and many more besides. No, I'm not down on the police. They do a thankless job well and they are necessary. I don't blame the judges for the most part, they being constrained by the system and the times, they not being intellectuals of any real sort, not philosophers, not creative thinkers, not being much more than highly trained law clerks. We do have the genuine intelligentsia to look at for the problems we face. We have even the average person on the street who parrots stupid social engineering cliches and who perpetuates this evil by giving permission to others to repeat it till it is the public norm. When many say it, few object when others do it. A simple solution? Make it clear to them, even some poor schmuck on the sidewalk, that it's intolerable to listen to such vile social engineering and social gospel rubbish. For a reasonable world in a reasonable time, we must take the fun out of being a Gnostic. Let's be obnoxious (to a degree) with those who simply chirp along with the cliches of the day. Of the worst? Let's make some many swinging bird-feeders. Life still won't be perfect but it'll sure be a lot safer for most and less infuriating for some.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

The Airs of Modernity

Modernity. From a horny speeding Muslim bigamist to a gang of rampaging kids who just don't care to nihilistic kids who just don't care to suicidal kids who just don't care to childish adults who could care less to rampaging kids who just laugh it off, as below, our societies are in trouble when it comes to self-control. If adults can't control themselves, why would they think of controlling children? Is this Modernity?

It might be the mass communications of Modernity that allow us a look at details from a greater number of places and peoples, but the seeming reality is that Modernity is birth control, abortion, egoism and hedonism, that have shrunk our Modernist populations to something close to catastrophic levels. Too many of the children we do have are violent, feral creatures we must fear or hate. Those we might rather keep we have to buy bulletproof knapsacks for. I could be in the minority but I do think something ain't quite right with our Modernity. Perhaps it's a matter of emphasis:

Mon Apr 7, 6:23 AM ET

SYDNEY (AFP) - Five teenage boys armed with machetes and baseball bats invaded a Sydney high school Monday, smashing classrooms and injuring 18 students and a teacher, police said.

Merrylands High School in Sydney's west went into "lockdown" with pupils barricaded in their classrooms as the intruders assaulted students and shattered windows before police arrived and arrested them.

One girl was admitted to hospital with cuts to her face from flying glass and a teacher was taken to hospital with bruising to the back of his head after trying to restrain one of the attackers, an ambulance service spokesman said.

"We've assessed 18 school-aged children ... all having minor injuries, some lacerations, some bruising and they're obviously quite anxious about what has happened," the spokesman said.

Some students hid under tables and in cupboards while their teachers barricaded the doors as the youths rampaged through the school.

"They were carrying baseball bats and two had machetes. I thought I was going to die," said Grade 12 student Emma McQuillan.

"Teachers just told us to get down. Students were just crying and screaming," she told the Daily Telegraph.



Members of a group calling itself Gee40 ... carried out the brazen, violent rampage, pupils told The Daily Telegraph.


The five, aged from 14 to 16 and dressed in jeans and hooded jumpers, launched a spectacular attack on 750 students gathered for morning school assembly in the school quadrangle about 8.50pm.


On one website dedicated to the suburban gangs of Sydney, Guildford Gee-40 is listed....The website, entitled "Juvenile Justice and the Gangs of NSW", claims to feature "juvinile (sic) gangs ripping through Sydney".

One blogger, Brett, says: "We can f... with da law about 1 in 100 things i do i get charged for so f... u". Another writer, calling himself I luv Carly, says: "F... da cops" and lists his crimes as assault, grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, break and enter, possession of an illegal weapon, and armed robbery. "Might be doing 6 to 18 months," he said.


They form largely along ethnic backgrounds and congregate on neighbourhood streets as they flirt with the law - carrying out offences such as street robberies.


Detective Inspector Jim Stewart said police were stunned by the brazenness of yesterday's incident.

"It beggars belief they would attempt this kind of activity against innocent students," Insp Stewart said.


Ambulance officers said 18 children and one teacher suffered minor injuries, including from the broken glass. A male teacher, 43, was injured when bashed on the head from behind, as he tried to confront the attackers. A 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl sustained minor facial injuries.


The youths were expected to be charged last night with offences including affray and malicious damage.


One of the five is believed to have been bailed for armed robbery just last week. They were expected to be remanded in custody to face Parramatta Children's Court today. The Education Department said security would be reviewed.,23599,23502316-421,00.html

No kids, bad kids, suicidal kids, a billion Muslim kids. Some suggest Modernity ain't really so beautiful at all. I beg to differ but I must do a lot of explaining to make up the ground lost above. Some serious wrongs are passing around as if they're just fine. Uh uh. No matter how we look at it, our Modernity is rusting badly.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lex Definititis

Maccusgermanis reminded me of Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

"Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others." Ambrose Bierce, Devil's Dictionary.

I think this entry was lost:

Eagleitarian: A group of our soldiers outnumbering theirs.