by Val KoinenOctober 13, 2012
Typical Saturday morning. I get up, pour a cup of coffee, and scan the usual news sites. And here, just waiting to brighten my day, are a couple classic examples of the insanity of contemporary humanity; clear and convincing evidence that modern humans are indeed a failed species.
For starters, we get the news that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is working to get the U.S. Senate to ignore history and commit to repeating one of the greatest blunders of modern history -- Great Britain's war guarantee given to Poland back in 1939 (which, in essence, let the Poles make the decisions that led directly to the hugely fratricidal Second World War that killed tens of millions of people). And how does the honorable Mr. Graham intend to do that? By giving the Jewish supremacist 'Bibi' Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the illegitimate State of Israel and America's oftentimes de facto leader, a war guarantee that we will back him if and when he decides to initiate military action against Iran. Which would be an act of naked aggression, based on lies and mischaracterizations and carried out solely to serve Israel's perceived interests but not ours, against a country that has done and is doing nothing to warrant such an attack. So Israel can decide when we go to war (again) in the powder keg known as the Middle East -- this time very possibly igniting World War III:
And then, looking for some lighter news, on the cultural front, I come across this article having to do with the recent sale, for a record price ($34 million), of a piece of so-called 'abstract art' that in reality is little more than smeared pigment on canvas and has nothing at all to do with art or artistic talent:
Makes a person wonder --after having just witnessed the embarassingly immature, undignified, and disrespectful buffoonery of the Vice President of the United States Joe Biden's performance in his televised debate with Paul Ryan a couple days ago -- when people think and act in these ways, is there any hope for Western Civilization?