Occupy Oakland”Oh, the horror, The Horror!” Photoshopping Their Pain to Us

Well Virginia, the low can always go lower it seems, and there is no shame in partisanship; Occupy Wall Street  or OWS supporters are editing images to generate sympathy.

Most of us have seen this image:

Occupy Oakland issues distorted photo to create sympathy Heretics Crusade begs to differ

Looks pretty nasty doesn't it?

Now that looks like a pretty nasty place to be, deep inside a cloud of toxic orange teargas/smoke, wouldn’t you agree? But, what would happens if we applied a simple, totally standard and automatic color correction to the photo.  As many of you know, color corrections generally cannot produce real-life colors if the image was shot in colored lighting. On the other hand, if the lighting was just dim thee is a tendency in a digital image to get a shift toward the sepia or orange… Hmm, I am getting curious myself; let’s see what happens:

Real Color original image shot by occupy oakland says Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade

Wow, now they are in front of a cloud. Go figure!

Ok, this is getting a bit embarrassing for the Occupy Oakland crowd; I mean really, using Granny to gain sympathy this way, what was this lady even doing there if not attempting to play martyr? And even so they have to use a distorted image to generate sympathy.

This is the beginning of the end for the movement I a afraid.  The desperate shrillness that is creeping to the national “voice” of the movement is doing them more harm than good. There comes a time when you fold your tents and wait for another day to manufacture a different, more structured and focused spontaneous demonstration; they might try including an endgame in the plan, counting on the focus of the useful idiots of the Flea Party is a fools game at best.

 

I agree with the Left – The Arab Spring is likely a GOOD THING!!!

Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade feels the Arab Spring is a Good Thing... for the West.

Wait a minute Virginia, put down the straight jacket and Thorazine, let me explain…

Amidst all the talk of Islamists taking over various countries in the Middle East I fail to hear anyone speak about how it is not all bad, and might even be a good thing from the Westerners perspective.

It is almost like Christmas on your Birthday if you are a Republican! Please, think about it people…

The Romans used to say, “Divide and conquer“; I think they would have been thrilled to see so many of the Muslim/Arab states enter the “Arab Spring” so they can get on with quite efficiently dividing and conquering themselves.

Personally, I think Caesar Augustus would have chortled in glee to see Egypt and Libya et al. fall to the fanatics, when those fanatics are better at fighting each other than outsiders, more often than not!

Iran will now be tempted to spread itself all too thin, sending money and materials hither and yon, only to have those stolen or “misused” more than they are used to further Iran’s goals.

As far as Israel goes, I do not expect to see any real change in the “no, you first, I insist!” game that has always kept the Arab states from being able to carry out a real war in modern terms. Frankly Israel scares the hell out of them and you can’t expect any solid action in that direction until they consolidate a few loose ends in their rear by stabbing each other in the back in usual pre-emptive Arabian-style “self-defense.” and/or “Defense of the Faith.”

The solidarity of the Din is only triggered by non-Muslims; all the West has to do is to pull back as far as possible, let the chief oil producers sell oil to stay alive while we sit back and watch the show… I am pretty sure there will be very little money in the next 5 to ten year for Western Jihad coming out of the East… if we just let things take their natural course.

We could see a reversal of the immigration patterns of the last few decades; imagine hundreds of thousands of the most militant European Muslims flocking to the Middle East, leaving mostly ones who want to be able to assimilate… if we don’t interfere.

We could see several states that have been, to put it mildly pains in the arse for decades, being run by governments with:

no experience in foreign trade

no experience in foreign relations

no experience in state-level security

no experience in providing infrastructure to the people

no experience in state-level intelligence and counter-intelligence

no experience in POLITICS from a ruling perspective…

And, they will have every Muslim state that IS stable offering “help” in re-constituting, and “repairing” the above; for purely charitable reasons of course! : – )

Now Iran will still be working toward the bomb but, how likely do you think it is that the other Muslim states will let them deploy one? I think they are smart enough, or at least paranoid enough, to know that Iran is likely to clear some “competition” from its path before it lobs any fissionable matter in Israel’s direction.. once again, the Israelis terrify the Iranian Gov.! A fanatics weakest spot is his fanaticism; they probably expect to fight off radioactive Jewish zombies for a thousand years if they DO manage to nuke the place! ; – )

Other than some economic disruption, temporary and limited, that the Republicans supposedly wanted to see happen anyway I fail to see why, like a warmer Earth, this is a bad thing!

Blessed Be

The Partisan Destruction of America

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Guy DeWhitney at Heretics Crusade says democrat and republican partisan politics do not serve the people or the united states

I won’t try to pretend that when I was a child growing up in the 60’s and 70’s that I understood everything that was happening on my family’s TV screen.  But some  things were obvious as far back as I can remember.  I did not need to be told that the words and actions of many Southern whites were wrong, I could see that they were being mean.

To a child, nice people are nice,and bad people are bad, it is that simple.  I liked the Flower Power movement because they were nice.  I did not like the people who were angry and making other people upset and afraid (Ranting Righties and violent Lefties).  I always had this stubborn opinion that the one who started the fight were probably the bad guys.

My folks were conservative, but never discussed “grown up” stuff in front of my sister and I.  Somethings they did  speak out; about landing on the Moon, Munich, Apollo 13, raised fists at the Olympics.

I remember all of those, and my reactions even then were pretty much the same as now; Wow, ASSHOLES, why the negative message.

In the 70’s I never liked the Black Panthers, their anger and hatred and violence made me dislike them as much as I was drawn to the words of Martin Luther King.

I did like the way the fun stuff from the 60’s was being incorporated into daily culture (a la The 70’s Show).

The Nixon scandal was another case of the mean showing themselves to be mean; whatever brilliance Nixon had had he had sold it for a mess of politics.  To a youngster Gerald Ford was just amusing, but, the only good things I remember about the Carter administration were Schoolhouse Rock and a sincere attempt to put all that Miles/Feet/Pounds garbage behind us and get on with the Metric System. I wish that those two things had been kept; I hate the fact that I think miles feet in daily life but use metric for all real measurements that involve calculations, and my entire generation knows how a Bill becomes a Law and what a conjunction is. Can that be said of any generation since SR went off the air?

In the later 70’s people were starting to have a more positive attitude again after the post-Vietnam malaise; new trends, inventions, media and fashions caught people’s entrepreneurial spirit again after the Malaise of the crash and burn of the 60’s.  Then Disco and the Moral Majority showed up, and everything went to hell… at least on the cultural scene.

All the progress that had been made toward making nudity and sex things that were not evil in themselves, but just there turned into Madonna prostituting her body to bring attention for her otherwise adequate talents (for music fans, Madonna was the Anti-Kate Bush) and Falwell and his ilk trying to drag human bodies back under the blanket of a 1900’s “sex, what sex?” mentality.

Meanwhile both sides of the spectrum kept taking turns racheting up the partisanship; a major casualty – after 1974 the environmental movement was pretty much dead-  a zombie under the control of political Leftists who DID nothing while gathering as much poltical power as possible while “saving the Planet.”.

Leftists will tell you the 60’s were ruined by Right-wing bigots and Imperialistic greed; and in part they are right, they just do not tell the whole story – like who started most of the conflicts the Right-wingers handled badly (shades of McCarthy).

Right-wingers harp on the fact that the reins of control for the peace movement ran to Moscow, and how the violence and purges were just kept out of the public eye behind a wall of flowers. And they too are right; but they miss the fact that most of the *people* on the ground in the 60’s were, for the most part,  good hearted souls who just wanted everybody to stop FUCKING with others in cheap power that solved nothing – it is a hard stance to argue with, except that we live in a world where the other guy may decide he LIKES being mean and we have to get aggressive in defense of what we cherish.  It was naive but, it was sincere for the majority of them.

The 90’s were a pretty good time for most of the country. But, the wealth gap kept increasing and more and more people became more and more upset at the witch hunts by the Republicans against Clinton; Whitewater produced nothing after years, until the Revenge of Linda Tripp debuted in DC.. Partisanship ratcheted up one more notch, and axes were ground all across the Left.

We all remember the joy of the Bush Years; Liberalism in the US seemed to have fully morphed into Left-Wing attack politics; RIP Feminism, Race Relations, Environmentalism and Freedom of Religion being Liberal movements Rather than cynically deployed political tools.

At the same time those on the right took pride in stripping themselves of any perceived “Liberal” taint in their move to finally throw real Conservatives into the background of their Neo-Con, Right-Wing and often Theocratic power structure.

But Virginia, all is not lost! Even as their hubris takes the country to the brink we see that their very excesses have begun to waken the American voters to the truth of their anti—American partisanship.

Bush II began it, Religious Christians realized they had been used, and used badly in the election and began to withdraw much of their support for partisan politics from the pulpit.  Now Obama is working hard to put the final nails in the coffin of PC politics with HIS excesses and obfuscation.  Is there any group but the DADT opponents that he hasn’t betrayed? I hear his latest is to instruct the Fed to aggressively attack the Ca medical Marijuana situation… a 180 degree turn around from his election position.

I put my faith in the American Public, the fools on the radical ends are nothing but self-serving bags of hot air!

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There are Liars and There are Those Who Use Statistics

guydewhitney heretics crusade defending western civilization from world hunger and military spending

I came across this wonderful bit of distortion on Google+ today trying to blame world hunger on US politicians…

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John Newmark – If this makes you sick, consider this.  The figures come from 2008.
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000853/index.htmlCurrent World Military Spending is 35 times higher than in 2007.  So what took 8 days back then…
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/spending.htm

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 Here is my little contribution of reality… I actually LOOKED AT THE DATA! Yes, Virginia, I know that they consider that cheating in the partisan world but, who cares?
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Guy DeWhitney – Tell it to the ones escalating.
Here is some analysis from that bunch of data.MIL SPENDING – PERCENTAGE OF GDP
Korea, North 25.00%
Saudi Arabia 10.00%
Jordan 8.60%
Yemen 6.60%
Syria 5.90%
Turkey 5.30%
United States 5.25%MIL SPENDING – INCREASES SINCE 2005:
China $53,357,142,857
United States $39,400,000,000
India $10,428,571,429
Saudi Arabia $6,848,333,333
Turkey $4,304,337,500
Indonesia $3,929,428,571
Iran $2,043,437,500
Korea, South $1,959,250,000
Colombia $1,725,833,333
United Kingdom $1,358,666,667
Germany $890,625,000

And the scary one – PERCENTAGE of increase since 2005:
China 5846%
Indonesia 2216%
Syria 693%
Cuba 607%
India 484%
Iran 480%
Chad 442%
Belarus 401%
Colombia 396%
Yemen 386%
Turkey 382%
Saudi Arabia 328%
Bangladesh 313%
Lebanon 309%
United Arab Emirates 220%
Korea, North 200%
Jordan 198%
Korea, South 174%
Chile 168%
Israel 161%
Germany 120%
United Kingdom 119%
United States 119%
Egypt 112%