About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

6 Replies to “And a NZ imam blames…”

  1. I spent several months in Christchurch before the earthquake of 2011. Insufferably smug, parochial view of the world conditioned by BBC and its clones. It’s too bad, a fairytale land of people incapable of empathy with the real world shaped by history.

    Let it reshaped by Nature once again.
    When the earth opens up and swallows the idle of tongue and vicious liars together with the cowardly appeasers, I will rejoice.

      • A favorite cousin married a Kiwi. I would stay with them for alternative medical treatment, 2-4 months or so every other year for more than 2 decades. (They sent their family members here, to Mass General.)

        The society changed as the world became more interconnected. Not for the better, though ordinary life got easier even when their economy tanked.

        Latent anti-Americanism (from WWII, “overfed, over-paid, and over here“) became just too blatant. Socialist superiority, pacifist militancy (all Yanks = imperialist warmongers).

        My cousin got divorced, made aliyah. We’re closer than ever.

        • (They sent their family members here, to Mass General.)

          If you haven’t done so already, please consider perusing, “Five Patients: The Hospital Explained”, by wunder-scribbler, Michael Crichton. His experiences there convinced him that—at least for his own druthers—the pen is mightier than the scalpel. Also, relatives in attendance will get a hoot reading about this colossal sickbay.

          Five Patients was his first work of nonfiction and the handful of cases surveyed provide ready insight to the grueling minefield of beginning general medicine.

          Also highly recommended is his later eco-terror thriller, State of Fear. His workmanly dismantling of the Great Warmening™ (fully footnoted, no less) trowels on an extra layer of meaning to what’s already a well-spun yarn.

          Perhaps only because of my more-than-passing familiarity with nanotechnology (esp. single-atom assembler and disassembler apps – see K. Anderson’s absorbing hard-sci-fi techno tale, “Assemblers of Infinity”) it seems Crichton’s novel, “Prey”, used a small fraction of his respectable talents.

          I’ve read nearly everything by him (under his actual name), even Eaters of the Dead, and Prey was the only let-down.

          Yust for you, Yucki. An exchange between Michael Crichton and another excellent hard-sci-fi author (with whom I’ve exchanged cordial emails), David Brin.

          Brin (Sundiver, The Postman) kicked over a fandom hornet’s nest when he drilled the Lucas Star Wars franchise (see: The Dark Side: Star Wars, Mythology and Ingratitude). An excerpt:

          After four Star Wars films, alarm bells should have gone off, even among those who don’t look for morals in movies. When the chief feature distinguishing “good” from “evil” is how pretty the characters are, it’s a clue that maybe the whole saga deserves a second look.

          Just what bill of goods are we being sold, between the frames? Elites have an inherent right to arbitrary rule; common citizens needn’t be consulted. They may only choose which elite to follow.

          “Good” elites should act on their subjective whims, without evidence, argument or accountability.

          Any amount of sin can be forgiven if you are important enough.

          True leaders are born. It’s genetic.

          The right to rule is inherited. Justified human emotions can turn a good person evil.

          That is just the beginning of a long list of moral lessons relentlessly pushed by Star Wars. Lessons that starkly differentiate this saga from others that seem superficially similar, like Star Trek.

          Above all, I never cared for the whole Nietzschian bermensch thing: the notion — pervading a great many myths and legends — that a good yarn has to be about demigods who are bigger, badder and better than normal folk by several orders of magnitude. It’s an ancient storytelling tradition based on abiding contempt for the masses — one that I find odious in the works of A.E. Van Vogt, E.E. Smith, L. Ron Hubbard and wherever you witness slanlike superbeings deciding the fate of billions without ever pausing to consider their wishes.

          The following five minute video is mandatory watching in order to fully appreciate Crichton’s depth of perception. Evidently, he took 1984 more seriously than most (thank goodness).

          (T = 00:05:00)

  2. And the Jewish community there closed synagogues for prayers of the most important day of the week, Sabbath, in solidarity with THAT ?!?!?! This is so very sick. But tnx for posting.

  3. Yup, keep pointing the finger of blame at the wrong people while the Redgreens keep on rolling. –See where that gets you.

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