England Comes Out in Force Against Fake Genocide. Crickets on Real Genocide.

The story from which I swiped the above photo claims 100,000 English came out to support Hamas and against a battle that, Hamas claims, resulted in about 1800 Palestinian deaths. That veracity of that number and the percentage of which were Hamas fighters, is unknown.

Meanwhile, ISIS (Hamas’ kin) are about to wipe out Iraq’s 40,000 Yazidi population for being heretics- killing, raping, selling women and children into bondage.  How many English came out against that, this weekend? Zero.

Bashar Assad wiped out 200,000 people, these past two years.  How many anti-Assad marches did the English come out for? Zero.

If it weren’t for Pat Condell, I’d have lost all faith in England.

BBC Reports Tens of Thousand March in Support of Hamas

If that number is true, and the pictures seem to support it, it seems that Hamas is more popular in England than in Gaza.

Which, draws the framework of a possible peace solution: Hamas should go to London.  It’s lovely in London- far nicer than Gaza.  Londoners appear to love Hamas- which is more than can be said for Hamas’ popularity in Gaza.

Hey! I just noticed a couple of Saddam-era Iraqi flags in the picture. What’s that phrase about Mad Dogs and Englishmen?

Paul Marek: “Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant”

I came across this, yesterday.  It’s been floating around the Internet since, at least, 2007.  It’s no less relevant, today.

I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War II. They owned anumber of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.
Very few people were true Nazis,” he said, “but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”
We are told again and again by experts and talking heads that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or execute honor killings. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard, quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority,” and it is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a war-mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across Southeast Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians – most killed by sword, shovel and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt; yet, for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because, like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us, watching it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts: the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Renaissance Man… Of Sorts.

It’s a quiet day at home, so I’ve decided to fuck up my Vox Valvetronix amp.  It been outputting an annoying hum and surging in volume, so it’s time that it be addressed once and for all.

I’ve glanced at some instructions off the Internet, and I’ve determined that I don’t have the proper tools or requisite basic skills.  Having confirmed that I’m utterly unqualified to do this and only passingly familiar with the vague directions that I found off the Internet (which you *know* have got to be accurate), I’m going to jump in and fuck shit up.  And I won’t be satisfied until I reduce my $400 amp into a worthless pile of burned out circuit boards and blown speakers.

You see, I’m a Renaissance Man of sorts.  Whereas the typical Renaissance Man excels in a broad range of fields, I am terribly unskilled in a broad range of fields.

As with all Renaissance Men, I’m never satisfied tilling the same fields, I try to push myself into whole new areas to be awful.

Today, amp repair!