Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kangaroo Court

There is a transition of the alienation of the individual from one's cultural and legal rights. Here I am on the shores of the Salton Sea in California. Barack Obama has won the 2008 Presidential Election by raising over $750 million dollars. He promises change but refuses to acknowledge reality. Managers simply keep affairs up to date under the control of a leadership. Leadership is the true focus of private and public management.

President Bush, Barack Obama and our allies are being exposed by Somalia pirates, and de facto terrorists in Mumbai, India.

These forces are aware of the 20 years of scorched earth here in this country. The corrupt elements in our country will not turn themselves in. They will act out the circular folly further crashing the global economy into the ground as the absurdity gains momentum under a Master Passion.

In a sense I believe the Islamist sense a return to Jimmy Carter styled diplomacy which is good for initiating talks but slow in achieving order. Accommodating terror only encourages despotism.

Merton's Structural-Functional Idea of Deviance and Anomie

The term anomie, derived from Emile Durkheim, for Merton means: a discontinuity between cultural goals and the legitimate means available for reaching them. Applied to the United States he sees the American dream as an emphasis on the goal of monetary success but without the corresponding emphasis on the legitimate avenues to march toward this goal. This leads to a considerable amount of (the Parsonian term of) deviance. This theory is commonly used in the study of criminology (specifically the strain theory).

Modes of adaptation


Conformity is the attaining of societal goals by societal accepted means, while innovation is the attaining of those goals in unaccepted ways. Ritualism is the acceptance of the means but the forfeit of the goals. Retreatism is the rejection of both the means and the goals and rebellion is a combination of rejection of societal goals and means and a substitution of other goals and means. Innovation and ritualism are the pure cases of anomie as Merton defined it because in both cases there is a discontinuity between goals and means.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The 2008 Election Aftermath

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House - a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity. Those are values we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress. As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, "We are not enemies, but friends...though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection." And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn - I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.

Excerpts from Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech

My response to Barack Obama is all things are possible, in the degree that it is historical proof that the president of the United States will condone and support Institutionalized Torture. Barack Obama will be the fifth Irrationalist President within a system of a Perfect Dictator.
The Democratic Party will soon be the standard bearer of torture most likely within two years. I am in Salton City in California and the area is poisoned. Barack Obama speaks in a code to his followers not about change. One must judge by the hand not the mouth. Concrete Reality is a better measure of performance than long range rhetoric and semantics which so far are the only qualities that Obama has demonstrated. These are the same qualities that the first Irrationalist President Ronald Reagan exhibited very well.

The links are taken from the deathbed of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I am of the position that the chemical scorched earth here in the United States which President George W. Bush and Barack Obama refuse to acknowledge are related.

I am a ritvik follower of Srila Prabhupada.

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