Thursday, February 7, 2008
Where did all the moonbats come from over the last half-century or so?
Surely they weren't in existence in such numbers prior to the Sixties?
In San Francisco an organization known as the Global Peace Foundation gathered sufficient signatures to put on the presidential primary ballot a proposal to build a 'global peace center' on the island of Alcatraz (demolishing the historic prison in the process).
The organization's Web site is spectacular in its vagueness of language, lack of logic and reliance on pious platitudes rather than rigorous analysis. A few examples:
Majestic in its Simplicity, Revolutionary as a Political Metaphor, The Global Peace Center Proclaims Global Renaissance!
A New Epoch! A Time of Enduring Peace for All Humanity...
Oh, yeah? Tell that to the tens - hundreds! - of thousands fighting and dying in conflicts all over the world right now. Chad, Darfur, Kenya, Ceylon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, Turkey, Colombia, Guatemala . . . the list is almost endless. Just how is a building on an island in the Bay going to change anything in any one of those places? Needless to say, no answers are forthcoming.
By Converting Alcatraz Island, a place of pain and suffering,
Into a "JEWEL OF LIGHT". We will activate Powerful Forces for Cooperation, Reconciliation & Healing.
Really? Tell me more. What, precisely, are these forces? Where do they come from? Who will harness and direct their power? How will this be done?
It is our awareness that the Alcatraz Conversion Project will serve as a powerful, empowering, catalytic agent inspiring all Nations and People to come together in co-creating a New World... A World rooted in Peace, Love, Forgiveness, Freedom, Compassion and Creativity.
Hmmm. Seems to me that virtually every world religion has aspired to similar goals over many millennia. None of them have succeeded. Just how, pray tell me, do you propose to succeed where so many have failed before you?
Needless to say, such questions are never answered (or even acknowledged). I've found that those dedicated to such 'causes' usually aren't very good at logical reasoning, rational debate or scientific argument. Let it be said in all honesty, such attributes aren't only found in those committed to projects such as this: they seem to exist in mainstream churches as well, judging by those who seem to think that by governing this country according to the principles of any particular religion (take your pick from an extensive menu) our problems will be solved. History demonstrates categorically (often catastrophically) that this approach doesn't work . . . but the lessons of history are lost on such people.
Fortunately, the moonbats didn't come out to play - er, I mean, vote - in sufficient numbers. The proposal was rejected by 72% of those who cast ballots.
My only question: how on earth did they find 28% to vote in favor of such daftness?
Then again, this is San Francisco we're talking about: home of the Global Orgasm For Peace moonbattery, amongst other stellar initiatives. Must be something in the Bay air . . .