Thursday, April 9, 2015


It is most remarkable that the same people who so excoriated President Obama for the inadequacy of his policy of bombing 60,000 to 100,000 ISIL fighters without concurrently sending ground troops, are those who are assuring us that Iran, a nation of more than 70 million and more than 600,000 sq. miles in area, 
will  capitulate after a short bombardment.  There is enough of a disconnect between  holding these conflicting positions and reality that same could justifiably serve as a clinical test for certification of the mentally ill.  


  1. Netanyahu tipped his hand, proving that his real reasons for wanting further sanctions against Iran were not nuclear, rather, they were to destroy Iran's economy and bring harm to its citizens.

  2. The latest sanity question falls on Tom Cotton, who funded by Adelson, has identified his lot with Bibi's: It appears that Cotton has a proclivity for irrational behavior (if not opinion). Worth checking into is the paragraph on "New York Times 'Espionage' Letter." To partially quote the entry (and an alert to Mitch McConnell): "...Cotton was given reprimands for lack of discipline, lack of adherence to protocol, and refusing respect his chain of command ..." But, of course, Bill Kristol believes him worthy of mentoring. So much for the Ivies being the bastions of liberalism with the likes of Cruz and Cotton. On Bibi: "Perhaps it’s no surprise that a leader whose policies have so isolated his own country from the world is urging the United States down a similar path."

  3. I think that the ability to be in favor of a groundwar as opposed to air strikes in the territory under ISIL, and the reverse in Iran is an example of Orsellian "Doublethink" and shows how close to the abyss we are.

    "Doublethink is the act of ordinary people simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.[1] Doublethink is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Somewhat related but almost the opposite is cognitive dissonance, where contradictory beliefs cause conflict in one's mind. Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance — thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction.

    George Orwell created the word doublethink in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949); doublethink is part of newspeak. In the novel, its origin within the typical citizen is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother's formal brainwashing programmes,[2] the novel explicitly shows people learning Doublethink and newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to "fit in", or gain status within the Party — to be seen as a loyal Party Member. In the novel, for someone to even recognize–let alone mention–any contradiction within the context of the Party line was akin to blasphemy, and could subject that someone to possible disciplinary action and to the instant social disapproval of fellow Party Members."I

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