Friday, December 16, 2011

Some Thoughts for a Thursday

Just a few things to ruminate.

Christian Bale gets roughed when trying to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng:

Bale, who plays crime-fighting superhero Batman, and the camera crew from CNN were jostled by men in plainclothes from Dongshigu village in eastern Shandong province, where activist Chen Guangcheng has been under house arrest for 15 months, according to a video released by CNN on its website.

"Why can I not visit this man?" Bale asked several security officers, while they were pushing him.

"You know, I'm not being brave doing this," Bale told CNN. "The local people who are standing up to the authorities and insisting on going to visit Chen and his family and getting beaten up for it, and my understanding, getting detained for it and everything. I want to support what they are doing."

CNN said the guards followed the network's van for more than half an hour.

The fate of Chen, a charismatic, self-schooled advocate who has campaigned against forced abortions, has become a test of wills, pitting the ruling Communist Party's crackdown on dissent against rights activists who have rallied around his cause and that of artist Ai Weiwei.

In recent months, dozens of supporters have been blocked from visiting Chen. Many of them were beaten by men in plain clothes.

 Where is the douchebag Hollywood community? 

If Karla Homolka and the Caledonia thugs get a pass and Linda Gibbons doesn't, we have a very good idea of how rotten the Canadian justice system is.

Watch this:

Dan Baker has shot himself and his movement in the foot. Not only does he refuse to recognise the beliefs of others and the freedom from outside interference, he gets wrong the meaning of Christ's Birth and why we celebrate it. He even goes so far as to say outright (not suggest) that atheists and agnostics are somehow second-class citizens and "must keep their heads down", utter rot in so many respects. This invective, disguised as libertarian concern,  has summed up the errors of secular humanism. His presumption, arrogance and bitterness do not speak for anyone save the truly lost and angry.

Because he's Ibn Warraq:

Most important, Ibn Warraq  describes the “mind-set” of most Muslims as intolerant, self-pitying, stagnant, and trained to blame others for their own failures. He also sees the Muslim “mind-set” as akin to that of people trapped in totalitarian regimes. The need to control thought and to sacrifice individuality characterizes both Islamic and Marxist regimes. Thus, we understand the affinity that Western “leftists” have with reactionary Islamists. Ibn Warraq contrasts this with a Western “mind-set” which is built upon Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, scientific, and Enlightenment foundations and is characterized by intellectual curiosity, genuine interest in the “other,” a sense of irony, the ability to engage in self-criticism, and a concern with finding the truth.

Let's keep this in mind when someone makes outlandish claims of human rights abuses or draws parallels to the Holocaust or expects a reprisal that will never come. 

Did someone tell them this was the Lady of FATIMA?

Just a reminder that someone doesn't like Sun TV News' coverage of the proposed mind-rape of Ontario elementary school students. 

(Bolsheye spasiba)

If Santa Claus has it in him, he should sort this brat out.

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