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Category: Politics
Thursday, July 27th, 2006 @ 03:02 pm
Posted By Brent

So, incase any of you have been living under a rock recently, World War III is well on its way to starting so I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring and offer up my two cents. And then I'd execute another cliche to round it off at three.

For starters, I've always been quite conflicted with the entire Israel debacle, seeming as I can't say that the Jews actually have any right being there. Sure, it was their land at one point, but hell, America was the Indian's land at some point, but I don't see anyone telling Americans and Canadians to pack it up and get the fuck. You can't just kick people out of their homes because you used to own it. Land belongs to the winners, not to people who really want it bad.

Of course, on the flip side of that coin, the Jews kind of are the winners now, as witnessed by them kicking the mother loving crap out of everyone who "fronted on their shit" during the Six Day War. But then again, they wouldn't have even been in a situation to win anything if it wasn't for the rest of the world helping them recreate their state.

Of course I'm going to come off sounding like an anti-semite to people who are so inclined to toss that accusation around at anyone who criticizes Israel, but hold your horses there, I said I was conflicted, not pro-Palestinian.

The one fact that makes this a cut and dry pro-Israel decision for the majority of the free world is the same reason I'm conflicted: Israel is a democracy and the Palestinian states and militias against it are horrible theocracies run by despots with archaic views of the world. They have no place in the global community and they exist solely to piss in everyone's cheerios. That, and one more thing: I hate Islam. Hate.

I hate Islam like people on the far left hate Christianity. I hate burkas, theocracies, riots over cartoons, the stoning of married women who were raped, suicide bombings at shopping malls, fatwas, etc, etc. I hate them all. Israel on the other hand, seems to have a pretty good handle on their religion. I don't even associate Israel with Judaism, I associate Israel with a kick ass military that doesn't take guff from anyone. What else can you expect from the people that made the freaking Uzi.

As far as Hezbollah is concerned, that's where I see World War III coming into play. Israel is having an open conflict with a militia that is openly backed by Iran who has also openly stated that it would like to see the destruction of Israel. Iran, who has ties to Venezuela and North Korea. North Korea who has ties to China. Israel on the other hand has ties to pretty much every industrialized nation on the planet. Starting to sound familiar? All this thing needs is the spark of having an actual country outside of Israel getting involved and from there it's downhill.

I've actually been made to realize recently that the possibly of China getting involved in any global conflict is a lot smaller that I had imagined, but that's beyond the scope of this little brain dump.


NAME: henry bill
Sunday, August 6th, 2006 @ 11:46 pm
It’s ok to bomb California but if a missile goes anywhere near D.C. it’s WAR!


NAME: I love typewriters
Friday, August 4th, 2006 @ 02:08 pm
foo, do you have a girlfriend? you sound hoooot!

NAME: jason
Friday, August 4th, 2006 @ 01:24 pm
Free will and the ability to make immorale decisions don't dissappear when you become a Crispy. You will still be a sinner regardless of whether you "get the CP" or become celibate.

NAME: scott
Friday, August 4th, 2006 @ 02:02 am
Yes. If it's the Christian Pride you're talking about.

NAME: foo
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:50 pm
If I become a Crispy do I still get the CP?

NAME: mc
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 05:58 pm
I agree with Jason and I think of myself as a Christian however, if someone was trying to take my land or my families I'd murder the fuckers!

NAME: shit
WEBSITE: http://glitch14.com
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 01:29 pm
Christianity is so 10 years ago. I’m keeping all my stuff in case it makes a comeback though. Max will go to church however, don’t want him to burn in hell for all eternity.

NAME: brent
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 11:50 am
I wasn't disparaging Christians there, Jason, I was actually complementing them.

Jews thought that getting their Holy Land back would stop the world from picking on them.

Palastinians (made up word btw) think that getting thier Holy Land back will somehow reverse the trend that has made them the most backwards society in existance.

Christians realize that no matter who lived there (including Christ), it's just a fucking scrap of dirt between a desert and a body of water, and living on it ain't gonna do jack shit to cure the ills of the world.

Hell, Qana, the place in Lebanon that Israel just bombed to rubble, is the site of Jesus' first miracle. I didn't hear any Christian uproar.

NAME: scott
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 @ 02:02 am
Also because of good foreign food.

If it weren't for missionaries going to Mexico, would we know about tacos today? And would we be able to use our good American science to improve upon them and make them stand up if we didn't know about them to begin with? I submit the answer is no.

If it weren't for missionaries going to China, would we have fortune cookies available to us today? True, the inscrutible Chinee may well have found a way to bombard us with those tiny taste bombs, but missionaries opened the way for a more peaceful exchange of culinary delights.

Now as for why a missionary would go to Peru, you've got me.

NAME: jason
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 @ 11:57 pm
-> Are Christians over there with tanks fighting for their Holy Land?

Christians don't have a "Holy Land", they have the Holy Bible. Which they believe (myself included) contains the word of God, and the teachings of Christ.

To be a Christian means to be a follower of Christ. What part of the teachings of Christ tell anyone to fight for anything? Christ taught to love your enemy, and turn the other cheek when struck. It is not a Christian's duty to fight for the Holy Land, it is a Christian's responsibility to obey God's laws and spread the word. That is EXACTLY why you WILL find missionaries in ALL parts of the world teaching the Bible at the expense of their own lives. People who are willing to die for their faith not because of a piece of land, and not because they want to kill people with different beliefs, but because they believe in sharing the Bible and Christ's teachings with others.

NAME: shit
Monday, July 31st, 2006 @ 06:25 pm
I'm pulling for the heeeeeebs

NAME: brent
Monday, July 31st, 2006 @ 12:20 pm
I think it all highlights what's so cool about most christians. Jesus was born, lived, and died over there. He preformed his miracles over there. He ascended to heaven over there. Are christians over there with tanks fighting for their holy land? Nope, they're just watching it on CNN then flipping over to American Idol.

NAME: scott
Saturday, July 29th, 2006 @ 03:14 am
I just don't know. I've come to the realization that not only do I not totally understand what they're fighting about this time, I don't care. For as long as I've been capable of consuming media I've heard about fighting over that scrap of land.

I remember playing with Sesame Street Weeble Wobbles in the living room while Dan Rather would relay the latest news of bombing on the West Bank, and being confused because I knew that my dad was on his way home from work on (you guessed it) the West (or Best, or Blessed) Bank.

I know that in the days of our panicked evacuation if I would have heard someone say that people from New Orleans and their hurricane problem don't matter because that's the sort of thing we've always faced down, I would have been pissed because we were real people with real problems and all. But shit, man. I am simply not affected in the least when I see footage of people running around tanks and sand-colored buildings in a state of panic. That's just part of the imagery of the world I live in. The FedEx logo has a secret arrow in it. Cars have "faces" that we mentally impose into their grills. People who don't know any better use AOL. Residents of the Middle East are always bombing and yelling and completely retarded about something.

Call me when there's a mushroom cloud. Otherwise it's not news, it's just no duhs.