Saturday, December 30, 2006

Who is Hussein?

The demise of the Tyrant Hussein with three accomplices makes me reflect on the nativistic and socialization that formed them and their culture. The following is from the file I use when I work on the Irrationalist Presidents site.


Psychopaths cannot be understood in terms of antisocial rearing or development. They are simply morally depraved individuals who represent the "monsters" in our society. They are unstoppable and untreatable predators whose violence is planned, purposeful and emotionless. The violence continues until it reaches a plateau at age 50 or so, then tapers off. Their emotionlessness reflects a detached, fearless, and possibly dissociated state, revealing a lower autonomic nervous system and lack of anxiety. It's difficult to say what motivates them - control and dominance possibly - since their life history will usually show no bonds with others nor much rhyme to their reason (other than the planning of violence). They tend to operate with a grandiose demeanor, an attitude of entitlement, an insatiable appetite, and a tendency toward sadism. Fearlessness is probably the prototypical (core) characteristic (the low-fear hypothesis). It's helpful to think of them as high-speed vehicles with ineffective brakes. Certain organic (brain) disorders and hormonal imbalances mimic the state of mind of a psychopath.

CHARISMATIC PSYCHOPATHS are charming, attractive liars. They are usually gifted at some talent or another, and they use it to their advantage in manipulating others. They are usually fast-talkers, and possess an almost demonic ability to persuade others out of everything they own, even their lives. Leaders of religious sects or cults, for example, might be psychopaths if they lead their followers to their deaths. This subtype often comes to believe in their own fictions. They are irresistible.

I could not state in such few words the personality of Hussein.
This is on the sociopath:

DYSSOCIAL SOCIOPATHS identify and hold an allegiance with a dyssocial, outcast, or predatory subculture. Any subculture will do, as long as it runs counter to established authority. They are capable of intense loyalty, and even a feeling of guilt and shame, within such limited circles. They seem to continually fall upon bad luck and bad companions, however. While they will constantly complain that none of this is their fault, behind it all is a kind of self-defeating mechanism in the poor choices they made themselves.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

On President Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States. He was nominated as Vice-President by then President Richard Nixon. Within hours Richard Nixon resigned.

No one wishes to see another die.

Herein history can witness the role that Gerald Ford has played. He covered the downfall of the benefactor that placed him at the height of stature. He has re-affirmed his decision to pardon Richard Nixon so the country can move forward.

It is said that Gerald Ford did not agree with President Bush’s Iraq Policy. It is clear that Gerald Ford has a public opinion of events that shape us all.

I am writing from Blythe California east on I-10 of Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage. I have spent the early part of the year near the Salton Sea.

Gerald Ford again demonstrates that his role is cover the mistakes of the United States. He has died with no position of the systematic abuse as scorched earth. It is unique to note that June 17, is the date that Watergate broke open.

Ford was appointed Vice-President in 1973, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew. He became President following Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. Attempting election in his own right, Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Ford's most controversial decision as President was to grant a full pardon to Nixon on September 8, 1974.

June 17, 1987 is the date that MOEC the acronym for the usurpation of Homeland Security began.

Rest in peace President Ford.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Jagganath Temple Admits Dalits

Jagannath Temple Priests to Purify Temple following Dalit Worship


Dec 16, KENDRAPADA, ORISSA (HPI) — Following the court ruling declaring their rights to enter the Jagannath temple regardless of the upper caste ban, Dalits on Thursday, with police protection, entered the temple in Keradagarh village and worshipped. A day after the 200 Dalits worshipped, the Jagannath temple's priests said they would perform purification rituals before the temple reopened.

The temple's chief priest, Madan Mohan Panda said, "We stopped all the rituals that have been regularly performed since decades after they (Dalits) entered the temple on Thursday. The Dalits have besmirched the religious traditions and made impure the temple. Now as per practice, we need to perform Maha Snana, a bath ritual of the deity.

We have already contacted the local royal family members, as the temple was built in the 18th century by their predecessors, to seek their permission to perform the purification rituals. Until the purification rituals are performed, the main gate of the temple would not be opened by us."

With plans to disregard the court ruling, upper caste campaigner Suren Swain said, "We will organize a meeting of a large number of upper caste people on Saturday to chalk out plans to prevent any further entry of Dalits into the temple."
Though Dalits had entered the temple with police protection on Thursday, it would be difficult for them to re-enter as most of the villagers are from the upper castes, Sethi said. Anticipating incidents, the local administration has deployed police forces in the village, a district police official said.

Police have also issued arrest warrants against three upper caste leaders - Managobinda Jena, Suren Swain, and Seshadev Nanda - for allegedly instigating people to oppose the entry of Dalits into the temple.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

On Jeane Kirkpatrick

On Jeane Kirkpatrick

The death of former UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick brings to closure the fate of another member of President Ronald Reagan’s administration. Kirkpatricj has been accoladed by many figures as George Shulze and Condoleezza Rice.

She was known for being clear minded and straightforward. I remember some of her commentaries to reflect a very logical style of presentation. A liberal Democrat at first she changed parties championing human rights and democracy.

She is considered to be a forbearer of the neo-conservative movement.

Historically she helped cut off aid to Nicaragua and supported a military junta in El Salvador. She also made distinction between authoritarian regimes and totalitarianism. She stated a preference for the former of which I concur.

Never the less Jeane Kirkpatrick exits this world as another ambiguous statement to the abuse of SCORCHED EARTH that her mentor Ronald Reagan initiated. Her praise by the choir sits well only in certain churches.


Material adapted from an AP article by Barry Schweid.

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