How Not To Act Like A Great Power

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  1. Annie
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    I read this in I think the Tribune this am:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/982zjkxs.asp
     
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    Thanks Bonnie, I thought so!
     
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    * No great power permits its citizens to be discriminated against.

    No great power would allow approximately 10 percent of its citizenry to be denied the rights to which the other 90 percent would be entitled by virtue of marriage to the person of their choice.

    * No great power would allow itself to be held hostage to desert kingdoms run by medieval theocracies.

    No great power would engage in behavior with respect to other countries which it would not tolerate with respect to its own.

    * No great power loses control of its borders.

    No great power would deny medical care, education and basic sustenance to children simply because of the immigration status of their parents.

    * No great nation allows itself to become dependent on the goodwill of hostile nations in order to carry out its foreign policy.

    No great nation allows itself to lead by bullying and by the gun instead of leading by example.

    * No great power allows others to insult it gratuitously

    No great power insults others gratuitously.

    * No great nation allows itself to get into hock to a potential enemy.

    No great nation allows itself to persist in policies that CAUSE it to need to get into hock to ANY other nation, friend, or potential foe.


    And here's one more....

    * No great nation needs to tell others constantly how great it is. Its greatness is apparent based on it's wisdom, benevolence and control of all situations. It is better than those around it and never loses its dignity by lowering it's behavior to the lowest common denominator.
     
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    It will be light blogging for the next few days. All the Chomstein aunts, uncles, cousins, and second-cousins are meeting at Grandma's house in Tacoma to celebrate the Thanksgiving Harvest of Shame, so I'll be visiting the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. I'll try to blog on the road, but I will have a full review of the facilities for you when I return.


    To tide you over, here's a little history lesson concerning the upcoming holiday.

    As we know, the tradition of Thanksgiving began when the Mayflower landed on Malcolm X, near what is present day Cape Cod, Massachussetts. Fed up with the hegemonic stranglehold the Church of England held over their lives, a small band of progressive Christians sailed across the Atlantic to establish a New Eden in the New World, where gays could marry, women had a Right to Choose, and the only form of currency was Love.

    Indeed, the pilgrims had finally found their Utopia, a place where they could experiment with conscience-expanding drugs and enjoy casual sex without being glowered at by judgmental old fuddy-duddies. Unfortunately, they spent so much time exercising their newfound freedoms that they didn't get any planting done, and had no food reserves for the approaching winter. Without a Patient's Bill of Rights, thousands died from hunger and disease, and hundreds more from the lack of affordable health care.

    The indigenous peoples took pity on the pilgrims and brought them bushels of maize, berries, and deer turds, but the natives' strictly vegetarian diet didn't agree with the bizarre, meat-eating Europeans. Faced with starvation, the colonists unanimously agreed to eat the Indians. For the next six months, they ate the Patuxets, the Narragansetts, and the Erectorsets almost to extinction. They justified the hideous crime by convincing themselves that the dark-skinned savages posed an imminent threat, and had arrows of mass destruction. This pleasant fiction lasted until the NicNacs and the Paddywacs banded together with the Mohawks and the Pompadours, exacting revenge on the pilgrims and inflicting severe casualties.

    An ignorant baboon with a short temper, Capt. Myles Standish exploited the pilgrims' fear of another Indian attack to impose a fascist theocracy on the colony. Backed by a junta of gun-toting puritans, Standish enacted the highly controversial US Mayflower Pact, rescinding all civil rights and granting the Church power to inspect a colonist's library records without a court order. Standish spent the next four years waging an illegal war for gravy, alienating our Nez Perce allies. But it wasn't until Chief Iacocca ordered the Pontiacs and Cadillacs to drive the pilgrims out of Dodge that the cannibalistic orgy of death was brought to an end.

    So when your naive, pasty-faced brats come home from school this week wearing their cute little construction paper pilgrim hats, gently take them aside and explain the truth about this evil holiday: Thanksgiving dinner is not a reinactment of a bountiful harvest feast shared with friends, but the symbolic consumption of a murdered Indian's flesh to celebrate the cannabilistic genocide of the indigenous peoples.

    http://blamebush.typepad.com/blamebush/history_lessons/index.html
     
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    Romans 1:26-32 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Doing as the Romans did is the surest way to destroy your super-power status.
     
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    The 10% posted is not right....it's more like 4%.....

    But hey, whats a little streeeeeetttttcccchhiiinnnggg of the truth to get the results you want......:rolleyes:
     
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    I wanna let you in on a little secret: Jillian is Jewish, not Christian. And just because you throw something out of your holy text does not mean anything except to people who believe in the same holy text as you.
     
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    I think we should do a gaycensus.
     
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    Homosexuals would freak and accuse the pollster of gathering evidence to use against them. Besides--who cares ?
     

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