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Wall-E [Nov. 20th, 2008|02:41 pm]
estiel
Oh, do see it if you haven't. Alitalf, I thought of you the whole time. Sigisgrim would get into the effects, but, for those of us who are not 'enhanced', who prefer our composition to be organic, we enjoy its theme.

I'm continually surprised, however, at the perpetual rip-off of E.M. Forster's short story, "The Machine Stops." If you have not read that, Alitalf, you should.
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Eye of Sauron. No kidding. [Nov. 16th, 2008|06:59 am]
estiel
http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2008/11/here-be-monsters.html
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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2008|07:44 am]
estiel
During the campaign, Obama folk said of anti-socialism folk that they make "a virtue out of selfishness." Typically, the McCain camp had no comeback except tired irrelevant sound-bytes.

Consider, please: If you check the figures on charitable giving, the Americans are the most unselfish people in the world. I don't remember the figures, but private Americans outgive any other people by far--an amazingly high figure. So much for "making selfishness a virtue." What we insist on is that government stay out of our conscience--that's called "freedom of conscience." And what that insistence has historically revealed is that less government makes people better--from the heart. Further, we insist that government should not make a virtue of theft--and that's what socialism does. Socialists love self-righteous posturing and finger-pointing, and as statistics show, are themselves incredibly stingy. According to his IRS return, Joe Biden's charitable giving was some 3,000 last year. That's pitiful. And millionaire Obama's aunt lives in the housing projects in Boston.
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It's over [Nov. 5th, 2008|05:28 am]
estiel
and in all ways, that's a relief, regardless of how anyone felt about either candidate or anything else.
This is historic, everyone keeps saying. Yes, it is, not because we have a black president, however, but because we now have a socialist government, a one-party government with no brakes, checks or balances, but most of all, because the American ethos is now officially dead. By the outcome of this election, Americans have said that. Perhaps they're right. Tolkien said that history is a long defeat, and the West is living it. Europeans are ecstatic. Having discarded their messiah, they were in need of a new one. They are even calling him "president of the world"; they may be more correct than they know. Some of us, however, already have a messiah. For us, a good president is one who protects and sustains our constitution, a good administrator, efficient budget-keeper--rather dull stuff, I know, but we don't need an object of worship; we already have one. Those who have missed the opportunity to live the now-dead American ethic so often seem perpetually in search of rock-star phallic energy, while those who long ago recognized and accepted personal responsibility are unimpressed; we don't need to be "saved."
Oh, well....
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US Politics [Oct. 29th, 2008|09:17 am]
estiel
It appears that our next president will be Barak Obama. Since Congress has had Democratic control for the past two years and will continue under that control, we will have virtual totalitarian control by left-wing government. It should be understood that we are not talking about just "Democratic" control, but ultra-left Democratic control.

There have been so many exposes, so much uncovered about Obama, that would have eliminated any other candidate before they ever reached the primaries. Seriously. There have been events in Obama's past and present that make Watergate seem almost innocuous. Yet nothing stops him. He has, of course, the greatest financial backing (from unidentified sources, some of them foreign) in history--hundreds of millions of dollars, but money alone would not get someone elected with such associations and policies as he had and still has. Moreover, the vitriolic hatred Obama supporters have displayed toward McCain and Palin pass the boundaries of downright criminal. How they avoid prosecution is a mystery.

Whether Obama will be a good president, I don't know. What I do know is that if this behavior of indicative of the voting majority of my countrymen, I do not like America any more. And it' for damn sure that the future is very dark indeed. Sometimes I'm glad I'm old. If conservatives in the UK think their country is too liberal, you ain't seen nothin yet. Just take a look westward in a year or so. But, whether one is liberal or conservative, people of both ends of that continuum usually despise lies, crookedness, voting frauds, hate crimes and hate speech. Decent people do, anyway. What's in control now is a huge majority of people who apparently think all of these things are fine if it gets them the win (read power) they seek.

This country will get the president it deserves.
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