Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pitiful

Nikki Haley tried to bolster the US President's stupid and costly decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. See here. Her speech in the United Nations included some undeniable facts but joined them with non sequitur fallacies. No doubt she is an intelligent woman, but only a fool carries water for a jackass.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A creed of greed

Could anything be more inappropriate at a summit on economic cooperation than the preaching of capitalism's counter-ethics of selfishness?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Trump Show

As indictments have started rolling in, the Trump show seems to be building to a climax. I am not pro-Democrat or pro-Republican, but I am definitely anti-Trump. As a human being, he seems to have few redeeming qualities (other than his existential value) and quite many character flaws. As a President, he is an absolutely horrible role model. The drama of his presidency unmasks the multitude of defects in respect to political democracy.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Catalonia

On one hand, Catalonia has the intrinsic features of a distinct society. On the other hand, it seems unlikely that there would be any viable Catalonian movement for separation from Spain if money were pouring into Catalonia from Andalucia. Humanists should work for the welfare of all without pandering to any form of selfishness.

Friday, September 29, 2017

ENAMEL

No More Lies#nml

In every country, it is against the law to give false testimony in court. In every country, there are investigative agencies with the power to demand the truth. And, yet, in every country, the politicians are inveterate liars. From top to bottom, political democracy seems to breed deceit. So why not make a law that disallows all government officials and all candidates for political office from knowingly telling lies to their electorate? Should it not be a crime for politicians to purposefully deceive the public? Of course it should. So why hasn't it happened? Obviously, it hasn't happened, because all of the politicians are doing it; and those same politicians are the ones who pass any legislation. But, leaving aside this practical obstacle, should not we, the people, demand a law like that? Political lies are social crimes. They should be illegal.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump Youth

I don't think it is a superficial observation to draw comparison between Trump's style of leadership and that of Hitler. Both were democratically elected leaders who tend (or tended) to cater to an audience that was less socially conscious, more easily impressionable. Following quickly upon his crude, political speech to the Boy Scouts, Trump went on to address the boys and girls of the American Legion (invited to the Rose Garden).

Regarding the earlier speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree, all that Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to say about it (see here) was that she saw "nothing but roughly 40-45,000 Boy Scouts cheering the President on throughout his remarks",  "a lot of individuals". What Sarah heard was "nothing but a lot of cheering and probably one of the most energetic crowds [she has] seen in front of the President". Sarah failed/refused to acknowledge the fact that most of those "individuals" are too young to have even participated in the last presidential election. To use the language of Trump,.. sad and bad!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Trump's overheated and underfueled brain

As noted by many, many a time, Trump is a colossal idiot, criminally selfish and habitually mendacious. But the fact that just one person, jackass or otherwise, has the power to pull the USA out of a global accord (and did so) only reinforces the need for the formation of a world government.