A news story took place Saturday night that got tsunamied by the news story out of Pakistan on Sunday night.
John Carpenter’s They Live is a blend of politics, sci-fi and humor. The world is populated by aliens masquerading as humans while plotting a takeover of the planet. A special pair of sunglasses allows humans to see the aliens as the pop-eyed zombies they really are and the subliminal messages they have planted throughout the culture, on billboards, in magazines and on TV: OBEY, SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY, HAVE NO INDEPENDENT THOUGHT. Life imitates art. The aliens are here.
This week on Behar, Huffington Post editor Roy Sekoff was waxing pseudo-philosophically about Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” when he spewed this gem: “Why does the party of the angry white man insist on using these terms about minorities?” Words have objective meanings, not prejudiced by race or gender or political leanings. It is subjective whether blood libel is a poor choice of words or not, but if so it is only aggrandized by lamely trying to make it racist, too.
“What we cannot speak of we must pass over in silence.” Ludwig Wittgenstein It is evident from the leftist media’s knee-jerk reactions to the Tucson shootings that they hold no truck with Wittgenstein. Void of fact, consumed by ideology, one-by-one the children of an addle brain fell lock-step into the meme, spurred by the ramming-speed [...]