There is an outstanding scene in one of the Karate Kid movies in which a corrupt martial arts instructor’s students finally recognize his dishonesty and lack of character, throw their belts at his feet, and walk away in disgust. Almost half of the Senate’s Democrats and two thirds of the House’s Democrats have just done the same with MoveOn.org. These include former MoveOn.org candidates Bob Casey (PA), Bill Nelson (FL), Patrick Murphy (PA-08) and Nick Lampson (TX-22). This is the long-awaited break in the ranks that marks the end of MoveOn.org. It shows that many if not most Democrats are now more afraid of public opinion and common decency than they are of MoveOn.org’s organizing capabilities and George Soros’ money. (more…)
Archive for September, 2007
“What is it that hunts you? Name it to me.”
“If I could name it — ” Ged stopped himself. . . .
“If you could name it you could master it, maybe, little wizard . . . Would you like to know its name?”. . . .
Ursula Kroeber LeGuin, A Wizard of Earthsea
In magic, the name of a thing IS the thing. …the name contains in itself the essence of the animal’s being, the quality which makes it what it is and not something else.
Cavendish, Richard. 1989. Legends of the World, Crown Publishers, Inc. New York. p. 334
As with many myths and legends, the concept of a secret or true name has a very real basis. In myths and stories, discovery of someone’s or something’s true name conveys magical powers over the person or object in question. In practice, someone who learns the true nature of a thing, such as the culture of an organization, also gains considerable power over it. More importantly, the power to name a thing is the power to control it. If we can name militant “Islam” in this manner, we can destroy it utterly. (more…)
Many college administrators and faculty members are middle-aged adolescents who, no matter how qualified they are in their professions as academicians, are very poor behavioral role models for young men and women.
There is a very wide spectrum of misbehavior and misconduct for college faculty members and administrators. At the worst end of this spectrum, we have behavior like demanding sex from female students in exchange for higher grades, as well as academic dishonesty and research fraud. These actions are generally cause for dismissal, even for tenured faculty members. As an example, Michael Bellesiles, the author of “Arming America,” an anti-Second Amendment book that contended that firearm ownership was not common in pre-Civil War America, resigned from Emory University after a finding that he probably falsified some of the research in the book. The Federal Government has barred certain researchers from receiving federal grants after discovering that they had invented some of their results, and so on. This is not, however, the level of misconduct that we will discuss. (more…)
Nowhere do we see “Senator” or “Representative” in front of David Petraeus’ name. General Petraeus did not get a vote on “A joint resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq” in late 2002. As a soldier, he has merely carried out the lawful orders he received from our civilian government. The fact that Hillary Clinton voted to give him and other soldiers those orders, but has now joined MoveOn.org in attacking his personal character, proves her unfit to direct our Armed Forces in any capacity whatsoever.
From the same organization that brought you the “General Betray Us” ad comes the most vicious imaginable hate speech against Jews, Catholics, Evangelical Christians, and even prominent African-Americans. The following is a comprehensive file of the hate speech at MoveOn’s disgraced Action Forum, which was posted with the full knowledge and approval of MoveOn’s moderators. (About 650 Kb, and don’t read it on a full stomach. The anti-Semitic content could have come straight from genuine Nazis and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, and the anti-Catholic content could have been written by Thomas Nast, the Know-Nothings, and the “No dogs or Irish” crowd.)
A couple of days ago, MoveOn.org published a defamatory advertisement (http://pol.moveon.org/petraeus.html) in the New York Times. The advertisement makes accusations that would be insulting to any lady or gentleman of character, but especially to a serving military officer who follows a very strict code of honor. The fact that MoveOn.org has no honor or character whatsoever does not excuse it for insulting and defaming those who do.
MoveOn.org’s propaganda, like its derogatory cartoon of Pope Benedict waving a gavel in front of the U.S. Supreme Court along with the anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech it promoted on its now-disgraced Action Forum, is self-destructive and incompetent. MoveOn.org took a very dignified picture of a gentleman with four stars on his shoulder, Army skill badges that include Parachutist and Air Assault, and numerous service ribbons, and applied a name that any dirty-faced snot-nosed kid in a grade school playground could develop. MoveOn.org, on Eli Pariser’s watch, is nothing more than a political parasite that feeds off of demagoguery, lies, Catholic-baiting, and promotion of anti-Semitism. (more…)
When you have a name like Eli Pariser (executive director of MoveOn PAC), you should think twice before your organization tosses out schoolyard names like “General Betray Us,” especially when referring to a distinguished military officer who has delivered more service to our country in a single week than the parasites at MoveOn.org are likely to deliver in their entire lives.
Click on the image to display a full-sized animation of Eli Pariser morphing with Eli Parasite. (In case it doesn’t display properly, here is what it looks like):
We add that the only reason we didn’t depict MoveOn.org as feces-throwing monkeys is that Poser 6 doesn’t have a monkey figure. As for clever schoolyard names, Eli Parasite (Eli Pariser) and Noah Whiner (Noah Winer) come to mind. Noah Winer is the editor of MoveOn.org’s official bulletins, which included content from the Electronic Intifada and similar entities, and arguably anti-Semitic content about “neoconservatives” with divided loyalties.