Monday, January 08, 2007

Observations from the Cursed

I used to hear of an old Japanese curse (maybe it was Chinese; I know it was from the Orient) that said “May You Live in Interesting Times.” I always took this to mean “may you live during a period of time history will remember” and that usually means war or turmoil. I mean how interesting are those period of time where nothing really happened? In fact, you can view it as the more interesting your times are, the more cursed you are. This could be a carry over of Karma (another Eastern idea) and you have cursed yourself to be here at this time in a previous life, but no matter how or why, we appear to be cursed because this time is certainly more interesting than most others.

If I had to sum up the world in one word for the mental state of humanity in this new millennium, I would use the word “delusional.” There are no fingers attached to this term so do not feel I am pointing it at anyone in particular, but rather just assigning the term to everyone alive right now. We are all living under delusions of one sort or another. To be honest the world is so screwed up, I mean interesting right now that we must delude ourselves just to get up in the morning. Reality would increase the suicide rate I fear to be frank. All one must do is look at what happened just today and you get everything you need.

Today President Bush has decided he will be sending approximately 20,000 more troops into Iraq for what many believe will be at least three more years of savage and massive bloodshed. Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I fail to see how 20,000 more troops are going to stop the civil war we are currently trapped in. There can be no debate over whether or not Iraq is in a civil war. The only ones still denying that fact are those who just cannot deal with it. It is and it is largely our fault. Deal with that fact so we can move on and fix things.

On the other side, Nancy Pelosi does not seem to fully understand her role in the government. She seems to believe that as Speaker of the House she has any control over deployment of troops or military matters. She does not, only the President has control over that. All Nancy has control over is the funding the military as a whole gets. The Pentagon I believe decides where exactly the money goes to. All she can do is cut general military funding which would be political suicide in every regard possible. The cuts would not come from the front, but rather would hit the V.A. hospitals and G.I. benefits and such. All she would do is hurt those at home who already have fought.

Now you must remember I did say the world was delusional today and not just America, right? Well it seems also today that all charges against Saddam Hussein in the murder of over 100,000 Kurds will be dropped. This boggles my mind to be honest. I mean I realize he is dead, but the trial is still going on with the other six defendants who will more than likely just lay it all at Saddam’s feet. If he were still a defendant then evidence in relation to him could still be admitted. Now, he is forever innocent because all charges have been dropped. Now all Kurds have been denied justice. Now we will never know how much of a role American aid played in the 1983 massacre. Never forget that was the same time we were in love with our Mullah fighting Iraqi dictator. This will only serve to add to the already growing conspiracies that we had Saddam’s execution rushed to silence our connection to him.

I think that is enough weirdness for one day. There was something else but I cannot remember what it was. I am sure it will come to me at around 2:30 am and make so much noise that I cannot fall back asleep and cannot blog it or else everyone would know I was blogging at 2:30 am. It takes delight in such torments as it vanishes with the rising sun. Stupid anti-me brain!

5 comments:

RexZeitgiest said...

I think it is all a matter of paradigm, of the way one sees reality and the way actual fact is.....


The fact is, if we leave Iraq in failure and defeat, we hand the global jihadist a major victory.....That is just a fact, that is reality.....

But many Americans views of war and defeat and tinged by Vietnam, and how that fell apart.....No war is the last war, or the next war, it is THAT war.....


Ask democrat Joe Lieberman what he thinks of a troop increase.....And Joe (despite what many of the MSM and hard left contend) is not a republican.....


We have to get this right, not run like cowards in the face of the enemies.....Most people seem to miss the fact that we have the greatest military in the history of the world, the highest moraled soliders, the most educated fighting force in world history...the thought that a rag tag group of terrorist from Iran, Syria, and Iraq can defeat the US military is simply a matter or a faulty view of reality......


This piece would be a good one to put on the PWZ.....

Kanrei said...

Rex,
I can beat most good chess players most of the time and I lose to average ones every time. The reason why I win is the same reason why our great troops is our weakness in this type of war. See, a great chess player keeps looking for reason in my playing style. I am not a blind piece mover, but I am a very random and reactionary player. I use more psychology than chess. For example I will give up my queen in what appears to be a stupid move just to make my opponent think he has the upper hand. Same thing here: we are too decent to beat people who are willing to behead others unless we stoop to that level as well and then what exactly are we fighting to protect?

We really won in Iraq long ago and sending in more troops for the next 3 years and preparing for an increase in violence is not exactly what the winners do. This is a civil war and we cannot get in the middle of it. Adding those 3 more years, that would make 6 years in Iraq. Afghanistan broke Russia in 10.

I don't have my full confidence back yet to post on other sites. Have not even sent anything to blogcritics in about a month. I will have something for you soon for there I promise.

RexZeitgiest said...

No worries man, you are better then ever....If we listened to our 'critics', we would all shrivel up and die...


A big part of this war is taking the war TO the terrorists...and we are.....They can kill civilians and 'get lucky' with sneak attacks on our soldiers, but they have no chance in a fight against us....we have to make sure the Iraqis have a sustainable security forces and army....Otherwise the lives lost have been wasted.....


We are infiltierating the terrorist structures, capturing and killing their leaders.....finding out their money sources, building intel....

I can understand playing a smart game of chess that may not make immediate sense.....perhaps that is what is happening in Iraq right now, and to America and the worlds benefit....

RexZeitgiest said...

PS, I fixed your link at the PWZ....

Serena Joy said...

Some days, I feel like if I didn't have my delusions to shelter me I'd be dead meat. And some days I feel cursed. Other days, I do the cursing. I know some pretty good ones, too.

I don't know what to think about the Iraqui courts and disappearing charges and evidence. It sounds worse than delusional to me. Little people, like me, can get away with burying our heads in the sand (deluding ourselves) from time to time. Governments cannot. There's too much at stake.