Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Mormon and the Ferengi

As a Mormon Mitt Romney believes that the Christian God Jahova was once a mortal man from the planet Kolob who was rewarded with god-hood for being a good Mormon man there.

All devout Mormons are to be similarly rewarded with their own planets over which they will serve as gods.

It is therefore interesting to speculate on just exactly what planet that might be.  The clues are there if you choose to see them!

Mitt Romney's earthly philosophy most closely matches that of Star Trek's Ferengi.
How do we know this?  Because he lives by the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition!

The examples are everywhere.

First, see the rules here:  http://www.sjtrek.com/trek/rules/

Then google the web to see what statements he has made that fit to rules.  Here are a number of all to obvious examples.

#1.  Once you have their money never give it back!

Paul Ryan's plan is a path to prosperity for Mitt Romney.

#6 A Man is only worth the sum of his possessions.
"Contending that he is a self-made millionaire who earned his own fortune"

When he doesn't know a camera's rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.

#10  Greed is eternal.
The reward for being a devout Mormon is godhood over your own planet.

         It is common knowledge that Mormons consistently and deliberately hide
the teachings of their religion. Their main deception is that they present themselves as simply another mainline Christian denomination who believe and worship our Creator who has revealed Himself in the Bible. 

#13 Anything worth doing is worth doing for profit!

As local and federal emergency response teams battle floodwaters in the Northeas
t, I'm reminded of a Republican presidential debate last year in which Mitt Romney criticized theFederal Emergency Management Agency.

#16  A deal is a deal - until a better one comes along.

Is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney a strong believer in stating your posi
tion and not wavering, as he once bragged

Mitt flips on FEMA, now would keep it

Romney said he wanted to eliminate the government agency, but now he's having second thoughts

#23  There is nothing more important than your health - except for your money!
Romney said: “By the way, number one I get rid of is “Obamacare.” There are a number of things that sound good but, frankly, we just can’t afford them. And that one doesn’t sound good, and it’s not affordable, so I get rid of that one from day one; to the extent humanly possible, we get that out. We take program after program that we don’t absolutely have to have and we get rid of them.”

#34 War is good for business.

Mitt Romney’s national security advisors on Thursday defended the candidate’s pl
edge to devote 4 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) to the Pentagon’s base budget, pointing out that when spending on overseas conflicts is included, the nation currently is spending 4.2 percent of its GDP

#125  You can't make a deal if you're dead!

SAN DIEGO — On a stage crowded with war heroes, Mitt Romney recently praised the
sacrifice "of the great men and women of every generation who serve in our armed services." It is a sacrifice the Republican presidential candidate did not make.

#144  There is nothing wrong with charity as long as it winds up in your pocket.

Bloomberg News: Romney ‘rented’ Mormon church’s exemption to defer taxes for 15 years

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used a loophole to “rent” the Mormon church’s tax exemption status and defer paying taxes for 15 years, according to a new report.

#221  Employees are rungs on the ladder of success.  Don't hesitate to step on them!

It all seems so abstractuntil you start talking to people. That just what we did
 when theOverpass Light Brigadevisited Bainport, IL., a protest tent-city that has been set up across from a company that is being dismantled for resettling in China. 

How many more can you find?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Orwell Comes to Manitowoc - Why I Cannot Support Jim Brey

The following is an email I sent to the Manitowoc County Democratic committee.  The specific origins of this message are less important than the fact that I have come under tremendous political pressure to drop my objections to the presence of Jim Brey in the Democratic Party and accept him as the best deal I can make to represent my values.  I do not.

[Member of the committee],
It is possible to back and forth endlessly on this subject.  Allow me to explain in a broader sense why I cannot participate in supporting Mr. Brey.

I suggest that everyone read Orwell's essay, "Notes on Nationalism".  As a professor of American History I would think it would be of particular interest to Chairman Trask.  In that essay Orwell said the following:

"By ‘nationalism’ I mean first of all the habit of assuming that human beings can be classified like insects and that whole blocks of millions or tens of millions of people can be confidently labelled ‘good’ or ‘bad’. But secondly — and this is much more important — I mean the habit of identifying oneself with a single nation or other unit, placing it beyond good and evil and recognising no other duty than that of advancing its interests.
The nationalist does not go on the principle of simply ganging up with the strongest side. On the contrary, having picked his side, he persuades himself that it is the strongest, and is able to stick to his belief even when the facts are overwhelmingly against him. Nationalism is power-hunger tempered by self-deception. Every nationalist is capable of the most flagrant dishonesty, but he is also — since he is conscious of serving something bigger than himself — unshakeably certain of being in the right."

If you believe I am saying that I support Mr. Tittl, let me state without hesitation, that I do NOT.  He is himself a nationalist which is what the TEA Party is, a nationalist movement in its truest form.  But, in supporting Mr. Brey we are no longer Democrats.  We have become nationalists ourselves.

As someone very much closer to the historical events Mr. Orwell is noted for criticizing it should come as no surprise that I take his warnings very seriously.  I refuse to participate in the self deception that supporting the likes of Mr. Brey in any way advances the cause of true Democratic values which are my sole concern.  As Ron so aptly put it, "My values are my priority".

I would hope that you could respect that and take seriously my campaign to support and defend those values which I always believed we had in common as Democrats.