- Light is such meager supplement for life's wicked shadows, darkness is where flowers bloom. ...factbat
- The prevailing conspiracy is ignorance. ...factbat
- In a world of ideals, be they vengeful or vain, winning is the greatest defeat we sustain. ...factbat
In the Syrian crisis, there do not exist any truly constructive incentives -- nor should there be -- which can be offered to the potpourri of primary players and perpetrators who are all guilty of grand complicity and neglect in enabling Bashar al Assad to continue an egregiously-intemperate slaughter of the innocent citizens of Syria -- who are demanding to be set free from his oppressive and mendacious rule, as he turns his back on the world, thumbing his nose at the international community with the disdain of an impetuous brat.
I say "innocent" because, regardless of the fact that the nation of Syria is criss-crossed with sectarian rivalries, the majority of the landscape is inhabited by a largely peaceful form of theistic emulation. Wherein the Sunni population does not typically seek aggressive discourse, or violent accession, to the degree that the Alawi do.
Nor do they profess to hail from a tribe of "proficient fighters". As does the family of Assad, which is Alawite.
Yes the FSA (Free Syrian Army) has, unfortunately, stooped to the level of the Assad Regime and the Shabiha, and -- out of utter frustration and agony -- engaged in reprisal against innocent civilians. And this practice must end IMMEDIATELY if there is to be any timely progress gained in bringing the Assad Regme into compliance, and moving to protect the people of Syria.
The horror and ineptitude that is the Assad family -- and the resulting criminal regime that has saw fit to elevate veritable "mobsters" and "monsters" to positions of authority and impunity, often at the peril of the regime -- does not operate on a plane of human compunction -- regardless of Assad's secular posturing. And thus the regime will assume any identy available in its grasp for control.
Furthermore, Assad presents as a latent ghost of a man who appears to be driven by little more than idealogical recalcitrance -- typically over historic rivalries. And a fanatical love of death and destruction.
His deceptive and ill-ordained presence disappears the moment he blinks. And he is basically a prop, staged for the sake of an intrusive peddler that is more akin to a used-car salesman.
I speak, of course, of the government of Russia. Who's incredulous leader, Vladimir Putin -- after posing half nude for his rigged election campaign -- has the audacity to engage a majority of the developed world in a defiant game of chess. Wherein it appears he, however unwittingly, believes he has chosen a bold move of self preservation by sliding his rook to the center of a sea of pawns.
His is an ill-witted and common error of tactical nascency. As he seeks to fell his opponents with a duck and cover position, rendering them fatalities of friendly fire.
His strategy is one that will certainly draw-out the Syrian crisis on a protracted course of tactical increments that will inch at an excruciatinlgy-morbid pace, with the capability to topple his reign in an untimely and catacalysmic fashion that will negatively affect Russia indefinitely.
While it is certainly true that Putin's strategy of aligning with Ahmedinejad and Assad could lead to a number of extremely tedious staring contests between Western powers and some rather trigger-happy, and unpredictable, tacticians. The consensus of cooperating nations have at their disposal the true will of the people.
Therefore, the need to quickly codify the Syrian resistance looms largest -- if not critical -- in defusing the spectacle of violence that is increasing on an exponential scale in Syria.
Regardless, it is also time to hold the Russian government accountable for the trouble they are helping, and have helped, cause in the Middle East. And to pressure Putin to assist in cleaning up the mess.
Nobody can blame Russia for taking advantage of the situational constructs manifest in Syria and its counteparts, as the cold war ebbed out of existence. It was logistically equitable for their leadership to create extreme influence in the region, and Putin has done just that for many years. As have his predecessors.
However, to date there has been no true accounting for the pitting-of-sides against one another in Syria -- whether speaking of French intrusions, Turkish influence, Western posturing or Eastern alliances -- and Russia's contemporary fulmination of extreme divides through exacerbation of sectarian strife, intended to increase their economic and strategic assets, has reached a level of untenability; and gone unchecked to the detriment of the international community.
The long standing tolerance of various states' invasiveness has also become a clearly muddlesome example of nearsighted, political pressure, which sought to indemnify various human rights abuses for the sole purpose of increasing foreign influence in an effort to align outside interests with Middle East differences.
Now, the situation has again devolved to a power stuggle between Democracy and Socialism that is increasing the violence and oppression in the nation of Syria. With both sides unwilling to come to some form of agreement that will serve the best interests of the Syrian people, rather than the political aspirations of these two competing ideologies.
It is not time to be speaking of victory, but of veracity and viscocity. There will be no true winner in this battle if both sides do not soon constrain themselves to the equation, and leave the solution to create itself.
The fact is that Assad is a less than capable leader who has opted for a Socialist structure of secular middle-ground -- hoping beyond hope that a benign position could obscure his incompetence -- in an effort to retain power. And has only succeeded in creating extreme levels of oppression, paranoia, corruption and strife among the people of the nation he controls.
He has failed the people miserably. Not just the Sunni's, but also the Alawi's. And he has embarrassed his tribe, and his doctrine. To do anything in support of this leadership is a clear act of defiance to each and every facet of priniple and practicality that creates the belief structure to which all Arab countries -- be they Muslim, Alawite, Hindu or otherwise -- profess to ascribe.
One may attempt to call them "his people". However, the citizens of Syria -- and their regional counterparts -- are largely detached from, and devoid of, his basic mentality of minority rule through reppressive, religious manipulation.
Assad is a traitor to the entire region of the Middle East, and its various belief structures.
Not even Ahmedinejad himself can truly profess to corroborate the Assad regime. Which proves them both to be utter imposters who are merely pretending to be religious leaders in order to wrest from the people powers and controls that enable them both to obscure and support their treasonous and criminal endeavors.
Assad has even fulminated an extreme rivalry between Alawi's and Sunni's as a means of creating a minority, ruling demographic. Regardless of the fact that the Ba'ath party has never clearly shown itself to be meritorious in its representation of the huge Sunni majority in Syria. Nor the Alawi, for that matter.
Which is true testament to the abiding character of the Sunni people, and their ability to resolve differences amicably, and respectably, under extraordinarily grave circumstances.
Which, unfortunately means that the Sunni's present as a much more respectable and reliable group of stable ideology from which to glean the necessary leaders of a nation seeking to evolve upon Democratic principles.
Moreover, that this Sunni proclivity naturally causes the Alawi people to recognize the very real possibility that they will lose their overreaching influence in the nation when Assad is removed from power, is an exacerbating facet of the horror the Assad regime has caused -- however unwttingly.
This is certainly an unwanted -- and largely systemic -- side effect of the discriminatory policies of the Assad family, and regime. However, the facts are indisputable at this point, history has now proven it so. And thus, every precaution must be taken to ensure that the Alawi people are not unnecessarily held in contempt, or become victims of vengeful reprisal, for Assad's offenses, as the inevitable fall of the Assad regime occurrs.
Religious reprisal is something that will come to utterly destroy the people of the Middle East, and the trajectory of this endemic behavior is being accelerated by many of the apocalyptic teachings of messianic malevolence that have been literally cursed upon these amazing brothers and sisters of our species, by insolent and barbaric deceivers of the most despicable order.
It is absolutely imperative that the myopic meddling and boorish, byzantine attacks upon thier lives and livelihoods be thwarted by any means necessary, in protection and preservation of these, our wonderful human counterparts.
The people of the Middle East must be viewed as victims, first, of eons of abuse and disuse, lies and lethargy. They are not self-styled Jihadists for a lack of compunction and humanity.
They are extraordinary human souls, with a light and likeness of godliness and egalitarian principle, that has sustained, intact, a wholesome image regardless of millenia of deranged and terrifying teachings that supplanted a deceptive ruse upon their doctrines of hope and happiness.
Now, they truly believe that any and all questions posed by anyone, regardless of how benign or reasonable, are those of their destroyers and defilers. If one is not professing to be the answer, the people of the Middle East have been taught to resist and refuse that person with utter abandon, for the fear of the afterlife they have come to aspire to.
This, in turn, has manifest actual living, breathing, human destroyers claiming to operate on behalf of the creator of that afterlife. Torturing, maiming, killing and spilling innocent blood in complete wickedness, as these leaders mock and shock their professe flocks into submission, pitting their hopes and fears against them.
The rest of the world cannot continue to pester them any longer. They have nearly had enough. They are as yet, still a fledgling manifestation of religious atrocity and lies. And they must be given the opportunity to figure this out for themselves. Absent any outside interference or influence.
Anyone who attempts to help them will almost certainly be branded a veritable "Antichrist" of the Arab world. A belief that is part and parcel of nearly every religious doctrine on this planet. And is one of the most odious and audacious facets of preservation and posterity to inhabit these many doctrines.
It is unfortunate. But that is just the way it is. And until the billions of minds on this planet evolve to become courageous enough to break free of these shackles, this species is just going to have to do what it can to defuse the situational heirarchy with distance and deliberation on an extremely sober and respectable level of cooperative conflict resolution.
There are enough real problems on the horizon for this species. There is little, or no, room for excessively fulminating the fear and friction caused by fanciful dileneations of the alleged "afterlife".
While it can certainly be argued that secularism is the prime Democratic sociology -- as the Assad regime proves it to be disastrous in the hands of Socialist leadership -- even the United States has languished under corrosive sectarian divides during its highly prosperous employment of Democratically elected government.
Even today, much of the political candidates in the United States are still touting their personal religious choices as an asset, regardless that the United States Constitution specifically prohibits their beliefs from ever influencing their leadership.
Truly, the fact that the United States is still a Constitutional Republic is what has sustained it thus far, amid extensive recalcitrance and sedition caused by those citizens whom have, far too often, elected to ignore this country's established laws and founding principles in deference to a dyed-in-the-wool, left-right paradigm of pure Democracy. Which has seen -- at various stages of the nation's development -- a majority of the population either under-represented or entirely unrepresented.
The leadership in Syria has been an abysmal failure for many decades, owing to the control of the country by a familial cult of inordinate proportions. The only reason the Alawite-controlled power structure has been able to retain its grip on the people for so long is because it has been propped up by a deep divide between Russia and the United States. Wherein a Socialist structure of lies and lethargy have merely slowed its impending doom by spreading fear and hatred against Americans. Or anyone, and anything, else it can defame.
Not that there aren't plenty of legitimate reasons for deriding the American government, and even a portion of the American citizens themelves, for manipulating and contorting the regions of the Middle East for their own personal aspirations, and as a result of their own ignorant ideologies and theistic beliefs.
However, to continue ignoring the will of the people of the Middle East, and pretending that there are not real consequences for refusing to respect their personal aspirations and allowing them to work-out their differences on their own, is an idiotically myopic strategy at best.
To reiterate, that region is still languishing under a vast array of pervasive indoctinations that pit the human mind against itself. And the majority of the people there have been taught to live in utter terror of the world around them. And to praise themselves for it.
Not that religions such as Christianity and Catholocism are much better in their worship and supplicance of mysterious shadow masters, with messianic attributes being ensconced upon what was merely extraordinary individual acheivements.
However, the constant meddling in extremely fanatical regions of the planet -- such as the Middle East -- by unremittent pragmatists who hail from more developed countries where the leadership is thus less driven by religious doctrines and mind numbing fables, has been nothing short of an abusive strategy of "taking candy from babies".
This has unearthed nothing short of an armaggedon-esqu nightmare of ghostly decadence for the fact that it has added a veritable element of realism -- however audaciously -- to a boiling cauldron of mysticism.
Who cares that the United States can claim to tolerate ideologies that flout the law, and inscribe the money supply with statements such as "in god we trust". Religious extremism is destructive and deranged anywhere it rears its ugly head.
The fact of the matter is that 'freedom of religion' specifically means 'freedom FROM religion', and not one person in America is allowed to profess their ideoligical theories as a means of denying any other person any of their inalienable rights, whatsoever. Nor are citizens Constitutionally allowed to stand on street corners, or gather in public squares, threatening other citizens with fables of fire and brimstone, or telling them that they are going to some hellish afterworld, if they do not convert to these preachers' ways of thinking.
This is nothing but terrrorism, in what still persists as some facsimile of a plausibly deniable form, and it has been tolerated in America for far too long. Just as it has been in the Middle East.
How dare the United States Government -- again flouting the law -- ensconce religious organizations with a tax-exempt status, thereby cultivating a systematic corrosion of one of the founding principles of this nation: the separation of Church and State.
Moreover, this has led to another infective malady of sectarian overreach. In that it has allowed the Christian religion to poison the relationship between the United States and various regions of the Middle East.
It is absolutely imperative that the United States, not only, appear neutral in this nation's engagement of the people in the Middle East, but for it to actually remain as such -- in all of its aspirations and affairs.
No, this nation -- in complete disregard for its principles and laws -- has seen fit to absolutely embroil itself in the religious mushroom cloud that is threatening to now engulf the entire planet if humanity does not begin to back away from the looming precipice.
This mind-screw of mystical morass is an infectious disease that debrides significant portions of the human brain. And disallows reasonable debate and realistically intuitive assessments of the role that this species plays in the grand schematic of this Universe.
Religiosity, at this point, is beginning to actually create physical debilitations and disabilities which are truly capable of rendering people partially blind to the world around them. Not just figuratively, but literally unable to process portions of the visible environment they exist within.
Therefore, the effect of this ailment, on a person's mental clarity and emotional stability, is much more persistent and debilitating. This is why people are beginning to openly attack their opponents with statements such as "we love our death more than you love your life". And in the same vein, still consider themselves a reasonably motivated individual; regardless of the obvious implications of an extemely destructive form of 'group mentality' that shows them to be suffering an identity crisis that mimics the actions and behaviors of the clinically insane.
As for the international debate on the issues at hand. And the political parlances of the nations that currently intend to block any demonstrable actions expected to remove the Assad regime from power. The fact that these nations are even being allowed to place their specific endeavors and aspirations above and beyond the security and welfare of the people of the nation of Syria, is entirely unacceptable. And those engaging in this callous comrudgenry will find it much less palatable in the near future, should they be allowed to continue.
To China's credit -- but meagerly so -- that nation is largely impotent in the greater schematic, as pertains the Syrian debacle. China's interests are hinged upon the pervading interests of Russia, and are almost entirely controlled by the nature of Russia's image on the international stage.
China's main concerns are internal. Thus, it's position in this current crisis is merely a 'point of posturing' considering its multi-faceted relationship with the United States, and the political, social and economic pressures created by what has begun to evolve into a less-tenuous reciprocity.
China can easily be remunerated for its cooperation in assisting the people of Syria in transitioning to a system that curtails the rampant corruption, repression and violence that has gripped their nation for over four decades.
China needs many things from the international community right now, because it is seeking to evolve on a reasonable trajectory.
This must be exploited aggressively.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration has -- however unwittingly -- been a contributing factor in preventing international pressure from having a larger influence on the positions of Russia or China.
It is also very clear that, while President Barack Obama may feel comfortable engaging China, he does not desire to meddle much in Russian affairs, and is, therefore, poorly equipped to negotiate a non-violent, political and social solution to the crisis as it stands at the moment.
Therefore, China must be engaged practically, and armed with the ability to pressure Putin into compliance.
Complicating matters is the fact that this is an election cycle in the United States, and Obama -- also another openly-proclaimed Christian -- cannot merely offer Putin the back of the American people for him to lay his troubles on.
Obama was even caught on record demuring to Putin, and claiming that he would have more room to negotiate once the election was over. This was clearly an appeal to Putin's rather sordid character, and corrupt political parlances. And it bodes extremely poorly for the effectiveness of his engagement in this matter.
It also proves that Obama has no intention of preserving the will of the American people, or doing much to secure their best interests in this critical arena. His primary strategy is likely an old and tired one, placing the bulk of his faith in an attempt to apply pressure through cash-handouts and trade deals.
Truly, Obama has little, if anything, more to offer. He is a failure.
While it can certainly be said that Obama's image could benefit from a peaceful solution in Syria. The fact is that the corrections needed to bring about such a solution are not complimentary to his chosen political direction, or his overall idealistic vision for the future of America and the world.
The sad fact is that Barack Obama is a Socialist and borderline National Socialist in most every sense of the terms.
Not that Obama wants to oppress or murder innocent civilians. But that his penchant for compulsory edicts and government control place him at extreme odds with a very influential and egalitarian presence of the American people. And he has shown that he would do very little to thwart such oppression should it occur on his watch. At the same time, his proclivities present him as a less-than-trustworthy opponent for Putin to align with.
Obama cannot garner the support necessary from the America people, or this nation's allies, in seeking the proper equation critical to a peaceful transition in Syria.
Obama -- due to his Muslim mask -- is somewhat capable of engaging select Middle Eastern diplomats and despots. However, his lack of respectable discourse finds him a rather insulting potentate to many leaders in that region. Owing to the fact that embarassment is a corrosive, public perspective that few religious images can manage in stride.
Also, Obama is slow to recognize the dearth of transferrable, sociological and political representations he has at his disposal as an American politician. And thus has no truly demonstrable dialogue with leaders such as Ahmedinejad or Assad.
As for Hillary Clinton, she has her own severable role in this debacle. Clinton is, herself, a much less than desirable political pressure in the eyes of many American people. And has exibited a lack of compunction and creativity concerning the ideals and aspirations of MIddle Eastern assets.
Yes, Hillary does possess some admirable qualities, I will be the first to agree. However, they are largely viewed to be personally motivated, rather than intuitively progressive -- or even politically premeditated. Thus creating an emotional attachment to the situation, which finds her an equally volatile addition to the fray.
One may likely, initially expect that Putin would relish engaging United States political leaders whom are of his own persuasion. However, Putin himself knows personally the corruption within his leadership; placing him in a rather tedious position when found staring into such reflections.
Hillary Clinton is going to need to strap herself in very tightly, bite the bullet, and get ready for a bumpy ride if she is to find true dialogue, and expedient progress in this debacle. And she does not have time to push anyone out of the debate -- whether foreign or domestic -- unless Russia absolutely insists on not cooperating.
She appears to have come very close to exhausting all diplomatic avenues in this crisis. And my need to create a deep rift, in-deed, in order to maintain control of the situation. There are always options to naked aggression, and they require immense courage and honor to represent them properly.
Goodspeed, young warrior.
Unfortunately, there are also a great deal of insipid players hiding in the shadows, and behind the political veil, of what is quickly becoming an international harbinger of apocalyptic menstruation; yeah, a seeping, infectious bloodletting threatening to gush like swollen rivers, from the bosom of hate tethered to the passing of the anthro-clock's malevolent mid-strike.
Furthermore, "settlement" appears to have become a catch-word inscribed on the walls of Syria's torment, decaying its homes and halos.
The nation of Iran may have become the true stumbling block in the Syrian crisis. And Netanyahu's government now exists in utter defiance to any true change in Syria.
Now, the nuclear aspirations of world powers have become etched like hatch marks across the Syrian landscape, dividing its society into shuddering morsels of fresh bait, its crimson clouds billowing into the undercurrents of political posturing like chum in a sea of sharks. And the nation of Iran will soon come to rue the day its leadership began this fight if Ahmedinejad does not quickly end his dilapidated deliverance of militant malice against Syrian progress.
Truly, have they no shame?
The Assad-led massacre in Syria is shaping-up to be a world event that will forever define the deep divide between the United States and Russia as one of a battle between right and wrong, goodness and wickedness, freedom and oppression; regardless of the specific contemporary players involved. And being on the wrong side of this battle will be a lonely prospect indeed.
The Koreas, as did the Germany's, will one day unite in celebration amid the rubble of the walls that were crafted in deference to irreconcilable differences of East and West.
Curtains of steel and stone that should never have been drawn across the international stage with such matriculating applause to humanity's oft-lauded displays of theatrical complacency and compromise.
Too many innocent citizens of embattled nations have been forced to endure the failures of the leaders they trust. Severed from their senses and sensibilities, their hopes sent like mutton to the slaughter. Cast into the fields of war and wizenry by a network of terror and lies. Webs of crimson steel, stained with the bruised and coagulating tears torn from the eyes of their damned; bound and emaciated carcasses hanging in testament to the fanged fratricide that hath spun it.
The neighing lion of freedom and Democratic principles will certainly, one day, utterly devour the braying beast of Socialism and its oppressive stripes ... mercifully euthanizing its prey ... should evolution have sway.
Yet, many have turned the corner, learning to mind their manners, only to find themselves facing the bluff.
So be it. For if this day be a day of reckoning upon the doctrine of pomposity, then let this house of lies be razed into dust, and ...
... as the hour draws near, don ye all the robes of jurisprudence to petition the people: "stand fast, oh precious sight, and deliver unto the court the groin of this byzantine sycophant of sodomy and salacious sacrement, that it may, for the sake of all humanity, be rendered sterile."
In a recent human-interest story teenage track star Meghan Vogel is being hailed as a shining example of sportsmanship, for displaying astonishing selflessness -- while simultaneously, tremendous competitiveness -- in the midst of gueling competition.
The article, appearing on the Fox News website, reports that Vogel, a 17-year-old West Liberty-Salem High School junior -- after winning the 1,600-meter race -- was in last place in the 3,200-meter run.
However, she was quickly gaining on fellow competitor Arden McMath, 16, of Arlington High School, who was struggling and near collapse.
To the great surprise and enjoyment of onlookers, Vogel suddenly grasped ahold of McMath, placing McMath's arm over her shoulder, and half-pushed, half-dragged McMath toward the finish line for nearly 30 meters. Eventually thrusting McMath foward past the line, giving her the 14th place finish, as Vogel then crossed behind her in 15th.
This tremendously heartening story is testament to those unwavering, human souls whom still emerge as divine representations of the inexplicable, cosmic realms of friction and fusion, to shine with the true light of competitiveness; and thus courageous enough to, so quickly, debate the established realms of sociological constructs in even the most arduous of circumstances.
This event is one of great importance as pertains the education of empowerment within the confines of human social interaction. Especially for those whom have reportedly attacked Vogel on talk radio, and internet posts, for her alleged "lack of competitiveness".
What must be understood is that Vogel showed unmitigated competitiveness, and in the most critical of fashion. Actually, those who are chastising Vogel, are simply misintepreting what is one of the truest acts of competitiveness -- sportsmanlike conduct -- they just don't realize it.
All human actions must always be viewed in their proper context.
To digress for a moment ...
I have, in the last few days, been intending to post a new bit of advice, which is meant to expound upon a recent quote of significant contemporary evocation. And have now been granted -- by Vogel's actions -- an exemplary human display of its effectiveness in one of the fiercest competitive sports. Track and field.
The quote is: "Humanity shall become collectively and eternally victorious when competition persists as the sole endeavor". factbat.
The quote that the above quote is meant to exfoliate, is one that was recently posted in the header of my factbat.com website. Which is: "In a world of ideals, be they vengeful or vain, winning is the greatest defeat we sustain".
Given the fact that I am well aware that many people may not be able to correctly identify, interpret or extrapolate the proper information from these quotes, I have taken the liberty to explain.
First of all, idealism requires no competitive edge. And thus is not confined to the arenas of intellectual debate and evidenciary expressions.
Idealism can thrust even the most ignorant and inefficient persons to the pinnacles of power and predilection through nothing more than flights of fancy and passionate engagement of those who also suffer the same audacious irreverence for fact.
Many politicians are a prime example of this unrepentent form of questionable, human aspiration.
To the contrary, Meghan Vogel is, quite obviously, a highly gifted intellectual -- in myriad context -- whom engages "the game of life" as a magnanamously laudable, competitive force, regardless of what other feats she may participate in. And she is, without a doubt, "leading by example" in extraordinarily honorable, and competitive fashion.
Her actions prove that she is "winning" in life, by a wide margin on a daily basis. And certainly well ahead of any persons whom would intend to reprimand her for her actions. Actions which prove her to be an indefatigable soul of Universal edifice and corporeal competitiveness. And one who possesses the markings of an undeniable "leader".
Meghan Vogel is a true champion. And, undoubtedly due to the influence and support of her mother, Ann Vogel -- who is the track and field coach at her school -- is displaying such human compunction and tenacity at a remarkably young age.
Her story is so very touching to people because it is a represenation of everything we are and are meant to be. Her intransigent, personal character, literally radiates with energies that are the source-code, if you will, which compiles the quintessential core of human likeness in its purest form.
It must be understood that sportsmanship means "winning at the game of life, regardless of the outcome of the game of sport". And competing on a human level is the most important sport of all.
In the Fox News article, Meghan Vogel -- who is 'a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday's track meet in Columbus' -- is quoted as saying "It is an honor, and very humbling", proving her sentiments genuine as she explains "I just thought I was doing the right thing, and I think others would have done the same thing."
Yes, Meghan ... we know. And that is why you are such a gem!
I encourage all to read the full Fox News article here. I don't want to steal their thunder.
So, it appears that America is expected to heed dietary advice from the likes of ignorant and moronic buffoons like Charles Barkely. Who, not only completely denigrates and decieves an antire demographic of adult males, by claiming that "steak and pizza" are "man food" (what a prick!). But also pretends that exposing his transvestite proclivities opens up some new realm of credibility. As if dressing in drag has anything to do with enabling a full-spectrum field of personal vision.
There is not a man alive who needs to find a "feminine side" to his character, simply to avoid some allegedly myopic misunderstanding of his role within the human social arenas of this species.
Nor do men require "man food". The body of both males and females are identical in their nutritional requirements, regardless of what foolish fallacies are meant to lead people to believe otherwise.
Who gives a rat crap what Charles Barkely says about most anything? Especially about dietary requirements of the human body.
Barkely is not a nutrition specialist, nor anything even remotely akin to an educated professional in the areas of health and human diet.
Furthermore, Weight Watchers is nothing more than an exploitative and asinine bunch of self-serving jackasses who's only objective is to recruit as many irresponsible and weak minded persons as inhumanely possible, into their ranks, with deceptive and pandering propaganda bent on convincing their victims that their dietary choices have absolutely no effect on their weight.
The objective of the company is quite obviously directed at obscuring absolutely every area of human health and healing. And instead is intended to create dietary schematics which clearly exist outside of the perameters of "edible", by characterizing each selection in terms of "tolerability" within the human body.
Even if some reasonably healthy person did actually lose weight by eating their food -- which is highly unlikely -- the lack of healing properties in the items offered by WW will certainly decrease any such person's energy levels, mental clarity, and life span. Among other things.
Charles Barkely was being perfectly honest when he inadvertently exposed his personal opinion that collecting a paycheck from Weight Watchers for his job as a spokesperson "was a scam".
Moreover, he was entirely correct in his analysis of the role he plays for the company.
Anyone who intends to continue eating the chocolate cake, charred, cheese smothered dead aminal flesh and overprocessed, perservative tainted and poisonous offerings that the majority of food companies sell as "food", will continue to place themselves, and the world around them, at extreme risk of death and debilitation as a result of both obesity and toxic syndromes.
Weight Watchers is proposing to sell people a "get out of jail free" card. Promising their targeted customers a life free of the natural realms of cause and effect. Clearly insinuating that people are not responsible for their own behaviors. But, on the contrary, are merely victims of their food, and thus must do battle with, and protect themselves from, every meal they ever consume.
Hey Weight Watchers -- and yes, you too Barkely -- "cut the effing crap, and 'man up' by choosing a big salad, some vegetarian soup and a glass of water."
And leave the rest of us in peace!
Or continue being a total jerk-off, by lying to, and brow beating, everyone with deleterious directions intended to belittle people into buying your despicable products.
Both have consequences. You decide which you are comfortable dealing with.
But don't blame anyone but yourself for what you get.
It truly is remarkable how disconnected and delusional so many of this world's establishment-appointed officials have become. And Bashar al Assad is, most certainly, one of the more delapidated minds to inhabit what are becoming some of history's most audaciously-animalistic heads of state.
There are many facets of feeble intellect to discuss in the analysis of Assad. And the majority of them are direct results of an alienated self image. This image also acquiring an esoteric persona, resulting from long periods of mental lethargy in a sterlized environment.
If a person's intellectual capacities and fortitudes are not challenged daily, then the sociological and existential tools of perception become dull and brittle.
In Assad's case, his experiences with powers, absent equal degrees of authority -- thus, essentially unauthorized -- have manifest a quizzically obtuse directorate in the engagement of his duties.
Which means that delegation of authority will -- for the most part -- be his chosen form of leadership. Inspirational orations or actions will never be his strong suit.
Therefore, in formulating an opening assessment of the strategies required to expeditiously bring the Assad regime into compliance with International Law and human rights, one must first focus on the propensities of those who inhabit the structure's of his power circles.
It is also wise to begin investigating exactly how and why loyalties are formed, and what actions or events typically erode them.
The Assad regime quite obviously operates within, and upon, a heirarchy of expressive misinformation; with the left hand -- at key periods -- unsure of what the right is doing. And relies heavily on both support, and perceptions of support, at all levels.
This is, of course, why defections cause such critical damage within the Assad Regime. Loyalty is the only currency of value in this type of mechanism. Which leaves Assad at a great disadvantage, and forces him to ignore many aspects of meritorious contribution inherent to almost every link in his chain of command.
The mortar, so to speak, that binds the Syrian Goverment's security forces together is a poorly concocted mixture of incentive and idealism. And thus is severely distorted in its objectives. Which is the primary reason why its activities will become increasingly more criminal as its improprieties are exposed.
There is no true discipline in the regime, owing to the stated objectives being such that they push far beyond the boundaries of natural human compunction. And therefore, defiance and illusion become the image of choice amongst the majority of those who are not courageous enough to follow their conscience, and defect.
The international community which opposes the brutal and oppressive actions of the Assad regime -- that being most of the world -- have little choice but to become physically active in their insistence that he cease and desist all military attacks. Whether inside, near to, or beyond, his nation's borders.
However, the majority of the actions can be reserved to those of 'threat and negotiation'. Since it is clear that there are many areas of structural weakness in the Assad regime that most any internationally devised offensive can capitalize on.
The Syrian military is, as reported, well heeled, and thus always a threat to any nation which elects to engage them with ultimatums. They are supported by various Russian and Chinese diplomatic structues, Iranian powers and sectarian alliances.
The Assad Regime's stated aims are to quell the alleged uprising of civilians in its own nation.
Meaning that terrorism governs the Syrian Army's primary modes of operation. Which, of course, sounds rather comical in light of the many statements of the Assad Regime, and Syrian State Television, which invariably blame almost all of the bloodshed on "armed terrorists".
Regardless of the fact that Assad claims to be fighting some mythical force of international alliance within his borders, no corroborative reports of any such activity exist. Nor is there any evidence being offered which outlines exactly who, or what, this alleged alliance consists of.
Retrospectively, the Assad Regime actually can show clear acts of terrorism, and its perpetrators at work. Because the Syrian military is almost exclusively populated by those who are willing to employ threats of deadly force -- accompanied by a show of capability -- in an effort to acquire a desired response from its victims. This being the basic interpretation of "terrorism", it finds the Assad Regime guilty by admission.
The people are not simply being asked, or forced, to engage in some commiserate or contractual duty. They are not even being instructed to comply with operational constructs of political or social order.
Neither is the regime fighting to protect itself from an imminent threat of physical destruction, or engaging in military actions that protect the people of the nation from the same.
The Assad Regime's only objective is to force the majority of the population into compliance with its demands. And chooses to do so by employing threats and violence. This unequivocally defines its actions to be that of a terrorist organization. And, little, if anything else.
Posse Comatatus is a legislative statute which prohibits the deployment of American troops on American soil. All activities of law enforcement and peace keeping fall within the jurisdiction of the civilian sector. And this equanimity is critical to maintianing a respectable and reasonable society.
However, in the nation of Syria, there is no such jurisdictional accord with the people. There appears to be no structural integrity in the system because the society is at the mercy of a governance enforced by only those who are not bound to social norms, and thus are not reuired to respect or engage the people on a level playing field of equally shared sovereignty.
The Assad Regime, a by-product of his father's 30 year reign, is inherently infantile in its intentions, and insensitively impetuous from its inception. It is the product of callous disregard for merit that has been partitioned into cascading levels of sectarian divide, stacked like autocratic excrements of loyalty and corruption.
Moreover, this sordid structure is one which clearly seeks to indemnify human rights abuses with authoritative claims that exist as little more than fanatical misrepresentations of fabled lore. Elevating policies of mere personal aspiration to statutory rules of complicitous fratricide, blurring the reflection of law in the turbid pools of religiousity that created them.
So much of the Middle East region has been blinded by visions of mystical morbidity, and senile supremacy, devolving the expanse of political habitation into a xenophobic zoo. A den of self-styled cages harboring the hearts of hatred. Shepherding the minds of madness into the fields of war. Exacting revenge and remuneration with little or no regard for human life. Rewarding the remedial ranks of recidivism with ignorant impetus.
Bashar al Assad is one of many monarchial metastasies of severely deficient representation. His role as the president of Syria does not comply with any known formulae of leadership. And he is quite literally lacking in almost every area of Stately intellect and experience.
He appears to be educated -- of some sort -- on what leads a man to action. But obviously, has absolutely no idea what drives him to it.
Without the intuitive field of peripheral vision at his disposal, he has no true ability to lead anyone. But, on the contrary, can only cultivate exclusive delineations of desperate intent among the ranks of those he intends to hide behind.
What becomes quite apparent -- presenting diplomatic questions of its own -- is that the Assad Regime is hobbled by a dearth of credible intelligence. Whether it concerns the actions of its professed enemies and opponents, the operations of its security forces, or the media storm swarming around its activities. The Assad Regime seems to be rather oblivious to much of it.
Which, as one may readily realize, poses significant obstacles to political endeavors meant to consolidate this intelligence in such a manner as to present it with some expectation of success in evoking a reasonable response of restraint from Assad.
Assad is obviously operating under select beliefs, rather than reports. Which complicates matters for him strategically. Due to his political and bureaucratic engagements being summarily confined to re-action rather than action. Subjective rather than objective. Since this fatal defect places him in a perilous position from which to engage in battle with the intellectuals of the world. Whether diplomatically or militarily.
In all reality, Assad is about as difficult a foe as Qaddafi was. And while his regime may be somewhat more entrenched than Qaddafi's, it is no better equipped in the areas of tactical ambition or strategic expertise.
An air campaign, while a bit more costly than that which was employed in Libya, would be an even more effective deterrant to Assad's operations than it was to Qaddafi's.
As far as Iran's involvment in the Syrian crackdown, its influence becomes decreasingly effective as more nations join in international accord against the brutality of the Assad Regime.
Iran can certainly be a pain in the neck. However, it has often proven to be a rather reasonably motivated force on the world stage. Especially considering that nation's many non-initiated clashes with various neighbors.
Some of Iran's troubles also stem from its leadership's often stated objective of toppling the primacy of the "petro dollar". Effectively ensconcing them with the lable of "rogue nation", without them having ever made a military move or taken an indiscriminately-threatening posture in world events.
Furthermore, Iran's history of ties to Russia and China were absurdly fulminated in the near and distant past, into explosively charged accusations of collaborative primacy by fear-mongering hawks who beat the drums of war, requesting excessive levels of authority that enabled them to employ invasive meddling in sovereign, foreign affairs of state.
This form of malfeasance eventually helped to create intrusive national security agencies, which demanded access to the fray -- and still do -- through the use of clearly indiscriminate violence and malevolence, thus effectively shielding various actors and actions in these typically secret -- and secretly sanctioned -- operations, while simultaneously unearthing violent conflict of a nearly ghostly decadence.
The international stage has since been haunted by apparitions of atrocity. A theatre of acrimonious actors possessed by pontificating demons of deadly deception. Clutching the breast of agonizing irony as invisible blades slice at the heart of honor, its anemic arteries in ribbons; splattering the canvas of yet another portrait of human progress with the rusty stains of the art of war.
Iran is just one of several evolving specters of Middle Eastern conflict. And is no more sporadic in its actions and acquisitions than most any other regional reprobate of significant military capability.
The Middle Eastern debacle has become most synonymous with a quarrel between three orphans whom are trapped with their hands in the cookie jar. All warring against eachother over seven cookies. Each clutching two, as the trio clamors to claim the final crumbling treat. Punching and kicking one another, screaming at their inability to remove their bulging fists...as the headmaster approaches.
Not one of them willing to settle for just the single cookie that they rightfully deserve, enabling them to extract their fist from the jar. But instead, demand a satiated level of personally idealized success, embracing deadly excess, their cold clutches soon to be their ultimate undoing.
The analogy is an old and accurate one. And the Assad Regime is a clear example of its reflective by-products. A hate-child conceived of nearly two hundred years of contemporary, criminal copulation swelling in the bosom of the Middle East.
Now, Assad's forces openly attack its nation's own citizens from excessively exposed positions. Typically ringing some unfortunate civilian area such as a city or town, as they -- like a bunch of moronic cowards -- shell it mercilously. Hitting the "biblical hooch", and hooting at the opportunity to engage in acts of indiscriminate violence against women and children.
Be assured that a few proximate explosions of significant force would promote a change in strategy quite quickly. And would inspire more cognizant listening skills on the part of Assad.
Internationally coordinated military action designed to end the massacre by Assad's Regime, would not only send a clear message that the world is becoming entirely intolerant of the tyrants who have usurped powers that were never afforded them. It would also strengthen the resolve and reach of the many liberators who are often thwarted in their efforts to encourage the majority to openly discourage the creation of despotic leadership in their own geographical locations.
The international community must act to prove that this world's peoples are serious in their efforts to end the 'tolerance of abuse' that so often turns apathy into the most effective weapon in the torture and murder of innocent human beings.
We can no longer look away...
The abuse of human rights -- in any form -- will alwyas exist on par with that of a criminal endeavor. And thus habitate the core of all processes of intentional catharsis that have as their express purpose, one of extracting unauthorized realms of leadership. Embodying a securement of power, absent responsibility, representation or reason. And thus a clear grasp for socially sadistic supremacy and destructively delusional domination.
The "jig is up" in many respects, because the people of the world are beginning to understand that it is necessary to look beyond the imagery ... and imagine.
A better today. A brighter tomorrow. Lit by the flame of freedom. Passed from individual to individual. A sea of light glowing with currents of personal accountability and uncommon valor, flowing seamlessly into the eye of tyranny, blinding it forever.
Fate, as it would be, itself doom's the Assad regime.
There are seldom human abuses in the world which skew the ire of onlookers to the extent that they come to define the carnage with redolence, and remorseless rebuffs against the victims. Except, of course, when they occur during failing administrations, such as that presided over by the likes of George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Remarkably, the tremendously brutal and barbaric actions of the Assad regime -- a criminal element that is torturing, maiming and murdering civilians in Syria on a daily basis -- are being idealized and indemnified by so many who would refuse assistance to these people, lest it become an action of undisciplined violence, lorded and forded by the criminal consequence of exploitive abusers, soon to become that which they were sent to protect against.
It is no secret that American Military Personnel are responsible for countless civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Innocent men, women and children -- yes, little school girls, and boys; babies and such -- murdered at the behest of, yet another, criminal regime. Callous and reckless reprobates whom, somehow, saw fit to bombard civilian areas, and send rockets and mortars crashing into homes and work places, in their efforts to allegedly rid these countries of what they deem to be "insurgents".
Not criminals. Not terrorists. For if their victims were to be labled as such, then one would require conclusive evidence to prove these allegations.
No, just insurgents. The "other team", so to speak. Not necessarily persons of criminal intent themselves. Nor even guilty of ever having committed any crime. Just those which the United States Government has declared are its "enemies".
Much like the enemies of Israel. Displaced and debased families that were marginalized by those who use babies and children as human shields during armed clashes with them.
How could they not have enemies? And many of them?
Which brings everyone, once again, to the subject of "demarcation".
What so many minsconstrue, and re-draw, as simple lines of battle, where collateral damage exists on par with reasonable force. Reciting memes of chattle, indicting the region for its professed bloodlust, calling all of common skin to the altar. Sacrificing the mortal coil in supplicance to the sport of war -- is not that of "demarcation".
Those who define this tactical border in such idiotic terms, abide not the trenches and fences that criss-cross and divide expanses of unrefined real estate. They feed not at the fabled tables of weathered warcraft, bordered by blackened skirts, ringed by the caterers of death whom trade in bombs and bullets, spilling only the blood of the insane and simple minded.
For the new image of war, with its sentimental sanctimony but an apalling mendacity, was never -- nor shall ever become -- anything but a nascent and nearsighted denial of fortune. A refusal to reconcile upon commonly misplaced defenses. A grafting and grisly grasp for more.
Never willing to share the efforts of error, or recount professed proficiencies and inept inefficiencies as the collective instruments of human activity they always are.
No, it is quite obvious that those who now control of the governance of this species, are mere collaborators whom have come to loath -- yeah, mortally despise -- any admissions of error or ineptitude. And instead, callously opted for expressly destructive and complex manifestations of matriculation and misogony, in an effort to merely maintain their positions of authority.
The monstrosities occurring in Syria are a direct reflection of those which have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and so many other war-torn regions that have become nothing more than the manifestations of the morbid mentalities of those whom were to invited to shed the blood so easily.
The spoils of war have become a common inspiration, as the criminal minds of history have led the slaughter into the houses of the innocent. Bursting through the doors of domiciles with menacing intent. Crushing their thresholds into the dusky, and deathly dust tracked into so many peaceful homes. Proving that naked aggression was never the unavoidable treachery-of-last-resort it is so often claimed to be.
In contemporary humanity, it is fully understood, just exactly what is at stake when a nation invades another nation.
There are not morals and ideals hanging in the balance. Nor any truly honorable mention to place upon the bowls of the scale.
No, it is now, as it almost always has been, about mere looting and pilliaging by the pompously perverse. Stately wastes of warbling sycophants, so often left to the devices of the misled. Spurred on by corrosively collective angst. Drawn to the depths by morbid curiosity. Reduced to destroying the lives of those they were sworn to defend. Drinking of the crimson cup, till they thirst for little more than vengeance and vanity, and the end of days.
Every molecule of intrinsic idealism is destroyed on the war-scorched battlefields. All certainties of conscience are left to die in the dust of its scattered remains. Once powerful charms, withered by loyalties and lust.
Now, we meet again at the crossroads of blindness. Signs of mere mollification and mystery pointing into the unknown. Testaments of the turbid and truculent tragedy etched into the roads, deepened in the torrents of tyranny, sucking humanity's turning wheels into them like ruts of fate.
Shall this polarity again, of but nepotist necromancy and nihilism, shun the terror of its foolishness? Writhing in agony as the flames lick upon its spineless back? Turning from the horror, to become it?
Or will this next action be one of recompense? One of shame and remorse at the sight of what this species' fanatical fratricide has unearthed.
Shall this new day be illuminated by the candle of conflict alone? Or will this nation's leaders allow the flame of freedom to be snuffed out once again, by the galling gusts of greed that pant and chant along the borders of violence, seething with seditious intent. Conscripting the corrupt and their carpetbaggers who lay, salivating over the opportunity to subdue the exhausted and infirmed of both victor and vanquished?
Can the administration of Barack Obama actually engage Syria with obligatory auditions? Can this adminstration actually do its job, and offer a realistic remuneration for the decades, upon decades, of unjustified and poorly motivated violence and vindictiveness thrown into the region like corroding acids?
Can Obama actually operate in a realm of intuitive morality and just evocation, that evolves upon a course of action which manifests outcomes that are in the best interests of the American people? While simultaneously respecting and honoring the concerns of those this nation has so often, even unwittingly, deemed its interminable "enemies"?
Does the Obama administration have the courage to meet the abuses of the Assad regime, with equal admissions of improprieties on his own part? Or will Obama merely continue his denial of any wrongdoing, furthering the criminality began by George W. Bush?
Simply pointing the finger of accusation at Assad does not guarantee an admission of his guilt, nor any abatement of his criminality. Especially considering the very real fact that Obama is equally guilty of crimes against humanity. As well as others in this nation.
Certainly, Assad is a despicable and desperate individual who hasn't the mental fortitude of a dung pile. However, there are few in the halls of leadership who can claim to offer much more.
Hillary Clinton is, herself, a criminal. And a clearly delusional malcontent who has been tapped to deliver ultimatums and threats to other nations, feeding on frenzy and war.
Who can trust her to credibly engage the people of this nation when her idealistic vision is one which would find America populated by a sea of sheeple who comply with forced vaccinations, or can be convinced to brainwash their own children, and live in a society that would require degrees from 'Public Service Institutions' in order to become politically active.
Yet, she still insists on engaging the international community under the guise of a person who respects "freedom" and the aspirations of the "individual".
Anyone with a third grade education, and a clear view of the mean streets, can see through her pestering plagiarism like a pane of glass. Just who the heck does Hillary she think she is? Does she even have the ability to see herself in a realistic light?
Furthermore, just who does she think she is talking to in her public addresses?
While many of Clinton's words are, on their face, laudible. The fact is that she does not equally afford them their rightful place in the lists of reasonable rectification. Merely spouting threats and ultimatums at the expense of those who will be requied to mechanize her words into actions, does not express the true complexity of the matters she has at her disposal. And she is doing herself, and this nation, a great disservice when she openly disputes the actions of Assad, without first exhausting all reasonable measures of diplomacy.
Moreover, her foes are not merely the ignorant and pliant, liberal constituents whom so unwittingly enabled her rise to Secretary of State. These men she now has in her crosshairs are not simply fun-loving, good-natured people that she can manipulate with her doldrums and simple sensitivities.
These people are the product of a long history of disuse, brutality and neglect. They are also audaciously motivated. To be perfectly clear: there is often no meaning to their madness. It is simply madness. And its origin is steeped in hatred for those who conscripted and complicated their abuse through asinine levels of irresponsible indemnification.
Now, while in all fairness, one must admit that Hillary Clinton likely does possess some ability to properly negotiate a cease fire, and cultivation of a progressive government in Syria. The primary dsyfunction is that she has, as of yet, to prove she possess the courage to?
Unfortunately, the Democrat party -- typically slithering below the banner of sympathy -- has never been one to be defined by its courage.
Yet, the contemporary processes of international debate, and matters of state now truly hinge on the political parlances of a distracted and largely discheveled party of wimperng liberals, who can find an enemy in anyone.
Is it really so wise to allow the lackidaisical Democrats to bear the entire weight of conflict in a region which has not one concern for this party's personal aspirations? Nor can ever truly connect with the leaders it presents them with?
Neither pity nor pressure will win this battle. Just as surely as tenacity and compassion will not lose it.
The Arab Spring is a reality that will come to change the face of humanity's progress upon this planet.
Now the current administrations of the international commuinty have been granted the opportunity to make history, and bring about a new era of accountability, as it so effusively claims to wish for.
Unfortunately, they, of lethargy and listless lament, gathering at the armory once again, see not their own dark sparks shooting from the cracks of the Assad regime. They now propose to extricate the bones from their body evidence. Slicing through sinews of savagery. Strumming the solemn spikes of chivalry which have since been spun to singing threads of steel, screeching their peeling screams as melodies upon the instruments of malevolence -- exploding in tumultuous tunes. Engulfing the atmosphere with the scintillating smoke and mirrors of those who divide amongst them.
They have all become whispers of the fallen. Shadows of the structures they defile. Wasted breath from the mouths of babes. And the world will tolerate their deprecating distractions no longer.
The levels of criminality and human rights violations erupting from the war-wrecked areas of the world are alarming. And trafficking in humans is the fastest growing criminal market in the areas of Iraq, Afghanistan, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, The West Bank and so many others as a result of hiring foreigners to man the posts of the alleged peace-keeping forces.
The torture and horrifying enslavement of women and children by those operating under U.N. immunity, and in tandem with British based, corporate security forces, is one of the most odious and alarming trends to evolve out of the agreements of international accord. And this can no longer be allowed to proliferate.
Yes, violent self-defense is often required to thwart criminality and despotism. For. truly, the voice of aggression must be silenced forever. Assad and his regime can no longer be allowed to murder and attack innocent civilians, or his own country. Regardless of his stated intentions or insinuations of warranting offenses.
They engage in nothing short of shameful and cowardly acts of recidivism, when leaders murder those whom have come to entrust them with their safety and civility. And the Assad regime is not only a callous catastrophe of civil destruction. He has also created the most despicable of militaries, owing to a commander that routinely demands the execution of his own security forces, if and when they refuse to carry-out unlawful orders, such as being instructed to shoot the unarmed and innocent citizens they have promised to protect and defend.
The massacre must end. Now!
However, to merely restucture the abuse in such a way as to transfer it onto the breaking backs of the women and children of these regions is nothing short of MONSTROUS!!!
Should that this administration, and congress, would rise to the challege. Forging the way forward with the international community, in respect of the citizens first. Not the fighters or diplomats, but in the best interests of the people they are charged with representing.
This nation's leaders must regain the trust of the world, and inspire all involved to work together within the confines of indefatigable honor for their true oaths of office. Moving to render actions which can return to the peoples of the Middle East -- physically and emotionally -- what is rightfully theirs. And thereby doing, do so for much of the rest of the world.
May grace and courage and honor lead the way...