30 09 10 - 06:24Here's some morning comedy:
Official: Germans, Brits behind Europe terror plot
ISLAMABAD â Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intelligence official said Thursday. One of the Britons died in a recent CIA missile strike, he said. - AP
Oh, they're converting Germans and Britons now? Well, we knew the Germans were viciously cold-blooded killers with steely blue eyes.
Oh wait -- for another nine paragraphs:
The official said a Sept. 8 strike killed one of the Britons, whom he identified as Abdul Jabbar, originally from Pakistan's Jhelum district.
In August, for example, a 25-year-old German citizen identified only as Rami M.
These aren't ethnic Germans and British. They're immigrants to these states, not indigenous. They are people who came to Germany and England seeking refuge, and now they're repaying the favor.
I suppose I'm more on their side. After all, they're not lying about anything. They have stayed true to who they are, physically, and have not let this nation-state "re-labeling" confuse them. If you come from Islamic lands, and Islam calls to you, there's no point pretending you're from Christian-Atheist Britain, no matter how much the well-intentioned (and drunk after 5) liberals tell you you're just like everyone else inside.
And then more, from the delusional USA this time:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. â The death of a Rutgers University freshman... jumping off a bridge last week after a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online.
"Had he been in bed with a woman, this would not have happened," said Lauren Felton, 21, of Warren. "He wouldn't have been outed via an online broadcast and his privacy would have been respected and he might still have his life." - AP
I've been watching Hollywood films my whole life. In a Hollywood film, the villain is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed wonderchild with straight As who happens to be the quarterback on the football team and the most popular kid in school.
How's that stack up to reality?
Clementi's roommate, Dhraun Ravi, and fellow Rutgers freshman Molly Wei, both 18, have been charged with invading Clementi's privacy.
OH WAIT. Reality is not like fantasy here -- these people are our pets, the underprivileged minorities, and yet they're doing something hateful.
Just like a white person!!1!
How could this be?
For starters, again, these people are not the unfaithful ones. They're individuals who did something stupid (and I hope they throw the book at them; while homosexuals as a political contingent are destructive, it seems to me this Clementi fellow would have been a quiet, covert, suburban homosexual). It's we who are projecting false expectations onto them.
The fact is, children (because you think like kindergartners), that we cannot all get along. That's not the way of life. The way of life is that instead of trying to constantly smooth the waters, so that everyone is happy, we strive for the best answer -- so that there is meaning in life.
You can have one or the other. And did I mention that with the happy comes endless neurotic denial, as you pretend it all works, which you can fake outside but not inside?