Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Selectivity about the facts is the hallmark of Leftist discourse. They wax hysterical over things they think they can get mileage out of and ignore everything that undermines their false and simplistic accounts of the world.

There was a marvellous example of that in the world of global warming research recently. When a study came out which suggested that the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic was slowing down and that this might lead to disastrous cooling in Britain and North America, the media were all over it. (In the weird world of the Greenhouse religion, a slowdown of the Gulf stream proves global warming). But when two better studies came out recently which showed clearly that there had been NO slowdown in the Gulf stream, there was a deathly silence about it. The Left-leaning MSM did not want to know about it, even though they had covered the contrary story extensively. For all the general public are to know, they are all still in danger of freezing due to global warming (!).

And now in my own humble corner of the world I observe another instance of a Leftist ignoring anything that does not suit him. My post of 16th about the alleged 655,000 Iraqi deaths directly challenged a blogger at "Liberal Avenger" to respond because he has blogged extensively on the matter. He claims to show that all the criticisms of the study are insubstantial. So I sent him a link to my post to make sure that he knew of it.

The result? Deathly silence! An argument that upsets your views is ignored, not taken account of, in the heavily fortified mental fortress that is needed to sustain Leftism.

"Liberal Avenger" is however a group blog and one of the other bloggers there (probably the one I crossed swords with previously) HAS commented. He left a comment on the copy of my blog that I put up on Mens News Daily -- in which he directs attention to his own post on the matter. And his own post is VERY humble about the 655,000 claim! So it seems clear that the other would-be "Avenger" has actively chosen to ignore facts that do not suit him. Psychologists refer to such behaviour as the "Denial" defence-mechanism: Very maladaptive.



Lawsuit to stop illegals? "A federal judge has ruled that workers can file a class-action suit against Tyson Foods Inc. for depressing wages by hiring illegal aliens. Howard W. Foster, a Chicago lawyer for the Tyson employees, described the ruling in Winchester, Tenn., as a "very big step," allowing him to seek damages for thousands of workers at eight plants -- including one in Glen Allen, Va. -- instead of just the four original plaintiffs. The case, filed in 2002 under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is one of a growing number across the nation challenging illegal aliens in the workplace. In August, a temporary agency in California sued its competitors under the state's unfair-competition laws. Mr. Foster has represented U.S. citizens seeking damages for wage depression caused by employment of illegal aliens in other cases, including one against Mohawk Industries and a class-action case against Zirkle Fruit Co., which has been settled."

Studds Had to Die to Get NBC to Recall His Sex with a Teen Page: "Gerry Studds had to die for NBC Nightly News to inform viewers of how the former Democratic Congressman had a sexual relationship with 17-year-old male congressional page, misconduct for which the House in 1983 censured him, but did not prompt Democratic House Speaker Tip O'Neill and other leaders to force his resignation -- nor raise calls for O'Neill's resignation. Despite the Democratic hypocrisy given their current calls for Speaker Hastert's resignation and investigations of who knew what and when about Mark Foley, Saturday night -- two weeks into the media-fueled scandal -- was the first time, according to Nexis, any NBC News program mentioned Studds' name."

An Islamic car!: "But perhaps most remarkable, given Iran's tumultuous relationship with the world in the past 25 years, is that its car industry has survived at all in a sector dominated globally by the same American behemoth that's sanctioned Iran since the US embassy siege in Tehran in 1979. Iran's car industry, employing 150,000 Iranians and comprising 4 per cent of its GDP, has survived, but it hasn't progressed. Indeed, there's a distinct retro air to Iranian traffic, where half the vehicles are jerry-built versions of the "National Car", the Paykan, a boxy knock-off of a 1960s Hillman Hunter in production for almost 40 years - with the emission standards of that era to boot.... Once proud symbols of progressive Islamic commerce, the [manufactuers have] become pariahs reduced by sanctions to scrounging parts to keep their 1970s era plants operating, with restricted access to markets, their cars a joke. "Paykan" is Farsi for arrow but it's hardly apposite. It splutters along Iran's snarled roads, lucky to reach 80kmh. It guzzles petrol at an appalling rate, about three kilometres a litre, though that's not much of an issue in a country where juice costs one-third the price of drinking water. Paykan exhaust has made Tehran one of the world's most polluted cities. Rare is the journey where a Paykan isn't seen hood-up with Iranian heads disappearing beneath the bonnet, or one being pushed to the side of the freeway"

Insane bureaucracy: "Federal safety rules are preventing wider use of a major advance in firefighting -- a jumbo jet modified to drop 10 times more flame retardant than the typical air tanker. The DC-10 first flew this fire season, opening its belly and releasing torrents of pink liquid in a spectacular string of sorties that helped halt blazes threatening state land in California and Washington. The aircraft is all but prohibited from federal land, however, meaning it cannot be dispatched over vast swaths of the West -- 50,000 square miles in California alone. The reason for the no-fly rule: The plane has not passed an extra U.S. Forest Service safety check. Federal officials say they are not sure when it will, because they have not received important performance data from the plane's private owners. ``What a horror story to see fires burning out of control and knowing that the aircraft aren't available,'' said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach".

Wal-Mart to take on NY: "After a number of false starts, Wal-Mart Stores is planning to launch in New York City--the five boroughs, and especially the juicy, consumer-driven world of Manhattan. "I think New York will be good for us, and we will be good for New York," says H. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart's CEO. And Philip Serghini, a company spokesman, says the nation's largest retailer is actively looking for sites in the five boroughs."



"All the worth which the human being possesses, all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the State." -- 19th century German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel is the most influential philosopher of the Left -- inspiring Karl Marx, the American "Progressives" of the early 20th century and university socialists to this day.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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