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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

An Unpleasant Truth: Bill 44 and Parental "rights"

Maybe I'm the first one to say it out loud, maybe not, but either way, I'm sick and tired about hearing the spurious garbage from this so-called "parental rights" movement.

"Rights" my ass. This is the same group of people that are trying to stifle the rights of homosexuals across the country, and across the world. They're a bunch of closed minded bigots, who have no notion of propriety whatsoever. First off, I'm not going to slag anyones religion here, there are plenty of other douchebags who will do that (eminent god-haters Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens both come to mind) but guess what, yours isn't the only religion. I can be whatever religion I want, and I can uphold any tenents I want. So if you don't want me to start spewing off a bunch of garbage about how it's part of my religion that mindless bigots should be imprisoned sans judicial-process, then maybe you should just shut your mouths and consider for a moment that maybe, just maybe, we don't live in a christian theocracy, so nobodies religion gets to set public policy. I'm also tired of hearing all this garbage about "traditional" families. Fucking read a book you dumb assholes, do you have any idea what the notions of Anglo-Saxon kinship actually were in, uh, y'know, Anglo-Saxon England. No, of course you don't, because that would completely invalidate your infantile notions of "traditional". It has nothing to do with tradition, and when people claim that it does, they're just using it as a poor-facade for their own fascist ideologies. (Speaking of "tradition" did you know that the "one nation under god" tradition goes back as far as... the cold war? what the fuck? You mean when my grandparents were fighting and dying against the Nazis, they weren't fighting for "One Nation Under God"? Yeah, dickweed, read a book.) So "tradition" is right out the fucking window, unless you want me to start demanding my traditional south-african right to have multiple wives; it's certainly an older and more established "tradition" than any being claimed by this bigoted rednecks.

But you see, they've got me sidetracked from my real point here. The whole notion of parental "rights" is stupid. People have rights, but "parents" sure as hell don't have any special rights and priviledges, and even though we allow parents the lions share of responsibility for raising their child (more on that in a mo') they sure as shit don't have any rights to do it. Here it is, I'm saying it, parents shouldn't be allowed to raise their children. It should be a damned truism at this point that those people who make up the majority of the child-bearing public are some of the least capable people to raise children. Why do you think the cycle of poverty is so... cyclical? It's because stupid people raise stupid kids, and stupid kids make stupid decisions, like having more children. I could find numerous examples of why we shouldn't allow parents to raise their own children, and I'll even give you a few.

Omar Khadr: Dude is a perfect example of what happens when you let parents raise their children. Dude is even a Canadian citizen, not that anyone in our stupid assinine government seems to care. Rights? What rights? He forfeited those when he became a child soldier... er, I mean, his parents forfeited his rights, cause, y'know, dude was fifteen years old when he was apprehended. It's just an example of the poisonous ideologies that children (y'know, the easiest to program of the human robots) can be indoctrinated with.

This girl: Thanks to the media, I can't know her name, but that doesn't change the fact that her mother, y'know, the person whose "rights" the Alberta government has enshrined in law, drew swastikas on her, and sent her to school.

Fact is, when you become a parent, you don't gain any special right to poison your child, in fact, you have a distinct responsibility to your childs well-being, otherwise the government is willing to step in and remove the child from your care. It's just unfortunate that they're only willing to do so after the most glaringly obvious human offenses, like, y'know, drawing symbols of hate on your child. I don't give a shit what a swastika is supposed to mean, some "proud scottish chick" starts drawing it on her kid, it's a symbol of fucking hate. Fact is, everybody has to live with your retarded little spawn, long after you've been gunned down by the police. Sure, if you live on a Hutterite colony, that's fine, do what you want, you've got your own little society, with it's only little rules and traditions, but guess what asshats, the hutterites don't go to public schools. There's a reason we don't allow parents to beat their children anymore, why wouldn't we put the line on the moral side of mind-abuse? Well, maybe some stupid child-beater is gonna claim "oh, but where do we draw the line?" We draw the line wherever we have to, wherever the crazy "tradionalists" have forced us to draw the line. Unfortunately, in Alberta, those same "tradionalists" are in control of the pen, and they've decided that they need to enshrine their right to abuse the mental faculties of their children.

I'm not going to get any credibility with this post, but it's not like I need to be credible anyway. I speak the truth, so I can be as big of an asshole as I want to be. The truth can't change, no matter how many bullshit "rights" the cowards in the Alberta legislature feel they need to enshrine. They're all still reeling from the fact that they reached their mental peak at the age of twenty-eight. (That's right, it's all downhill from there) I've had about enough of this agist bullshit now. Our elders sure as fuck don't know what's best for us (or do all of the genocides that they've allowed in our lifetimes prove otherwise?) It sure as fuck wasn't me that turned away boatloads of jews trying to free persecution in Nazi germany, so that leaves... oh yeah, that's right, our elders, and you dare to shed tears on Rememberance Day? Fuck. Everyone in the Alberta legislature is a fucking coward, so afraid of angering an electorate that is too stupid to live, let alone worthy of placating with useless legislation. Until parents stop fucking up their kids, (both figuratively and, most horrifically, literally) they should shut the fuck up about their fictional "rights".

The post-script to all of this: Just let parents take their kids out of classes. The classes sure wont miss them, and maybe once it becomes glaringly obvious how handicapped such children have become, their parents will actually, y'know, use their god given brains, instead of letting them atrophy like their parents before them. And as if you needed further evidence of why parents shouldn't raise children: Why The Fuck Do You Have A Kid?

Our Glorious History, Part The Last

<umu> So can you give a succinct account of the new calendar, its months, its days, and its relationship with the final day? I want to somehow get myself set up here to be cognizant of how it's all going down.

<grisom> Aight.

THE YEAR begins on the day of the Winter Solstice (Delphi time, i.e. GMT+1.5 hours) and ends on the day before the next Winter Solstice. It has 365 or 366 days. Because the start of the year is determined by events in the natural world, there is no simple algorithm for determining which years are leap years. Because of the vagaries of the Gregorian calendar, the true year may start anywhere between 20 December and 23 December, but I think it's usually 21 December.

The year beginning on the Gregorian date 21 December 2012 is Year 0. The years following it are numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. The years before Year 0 are given negative numbers. All years, even the negative ones, are considered to be part of the reign of Our Terrible Lord. Therefore the year number is preceded by the initials A.E.D., meaning Anno Excoriati Domini "In the Year of Our Lord the Flayed One".

THE MONTHS:
There are twelve months of exactly thirty days each, plus an extra five or six days at the end of the year when evil spirits roam free.

Each month has two names, based on the closest corresponding months in the French Republican and Ancient Egyptian calendars. Here are the names, with the most commonly corresponding Gregorian dates*. I am not completely certain about the Egyptian correspondences here. They are based on the idea that the month of Thoth was originally meant to start on the 20th of July.

Nivôse/Mshir: 21 December - 19 January
Pluviôse/Parmhotp: 20 January - 18 February
Ventôse/Parmoute: 19 February - 20 March
Germinal/Pashons: 21 March - 19 April
Floréal/Paone: 20 April - 19 May
Prairial/Epip: 20 May - 18 June
Messidor/Mesore: 19 June - 18 July
Thermidor/Thout: 19 July - 17 August
Fructidor/Paope: 18 August - 16 September
Vendémiaire/Hathor: 17 September - 16 October
Brumaire/Koiak: 17 October - 15 November
Frimaire/Tobe: 16 November - 15 December

The Uayeb: 16-20 December

THE WEEK: Each month can be subdivided into three ten-day weeks. I'm not convinced that it is especially useful to have names for the days of the week in this system, but if necessary we can use the Republican names: primidi, duodi, tridi, quartidi, quintidi, sextidi, septidi, octidi, nonidi, décadi.

THE CURRENT DATE is 10 Nivôse-Mshir -4 10 Prairial-Epip A.E.D. –4.

THE END/BEGINNING OF THE WORLD will occur on 1 Nivôse-Mshir 0.

Footnote:

* i.e. the equivalent dates when the year starts on 21 December and neither the Gregorian year nor the cult year are leap years.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Inre the temacpalitoti

The obvious question when faced with the recurring figure of "the dancer with a dead woman's forearm" is: why did people keep doing that?
Obviously it's because it worked particularly well. It's not hard to see why. The temacpalitoti is apparently able to put people into a sort of trance by means of a dance performed with a woman's severed arm. Well, we know from the recent example of Milton H. Erickson that a sorcerer's unusual handshake or greeting suffice to put a person into a trance with their strangeness. Clearly someone who ambushed you dancing a fucking corpse arm dance would be able to put the whammy on you with relative ease.
That a dead woman's arm exercised this kind of power over such a wide segment of the Aztec population might tell us something interesting about the social psychology of the Empire. What is the symbolic value of the dead woman's arm?

Mood-Music III

This band, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS sounds like BUILT TO SPILL fronted by DAN BEJAR, circa 2009.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Words to Live By

When all is said and told, the "naturalness" with which we use our native tongues boils down to the ease with which we can use them for making statements the nonsense of which is not obvious.
—Edsger Dijkstra

Friday, May 1, 2009

Al Rachid Mosque, 1948

This one is for Dan.

Alberta Legislature, September, 1975

This one is for Martin.

Maxims and minims for the wise and the foolish

  • LANGUAGE IS A HIERARCHICAL AUTHORITY
    A GOVERNMENT OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS — Tezcatlipoca
  • Whoever fights against the empire, becomes the empire. [or something along those lines] — Philip K. Dick [as told to Tezcatlipoca]
    • We’re not fighting the empire! We are the empire! Go away, or we'll smack you with this stick! — Tezcatlipoca
  • You don't have to be straight to shoot straight. — Barry Goldwater
    • Indeed, we must prevent life, which is frequently fatal. — Umunmutamku
      • There are also a number of legitimate scientific reasons for it as well (though I don't know what they are) — Tezcatlipoca
  • Instead of thinking of Scripture as a manual, I try to think of the Bible as ‘a boyfriend’. — punkrainbow
    • Your feelings are lying to you. — Jer 17:9
  • READ A BOOK, I'M SURE IT'S IN ONE OF THEM. — Tezcatlipoca
    • Books are full of bullshit and lies! — Tezcatlipoca
      • We will lie to you but we will lie to ourselves as well. You will, however, see through our lies and grasp the shining truth within. — The KLF
  • A Gnostic is by definition a knower, and since knowledge supersedes belief, a knower cannot very well be a believer. — Stephan A. Hoeller
    • talking about the great unknown is ridiculous. it’s THE GREAT UN-FUCKING-KNOWN — Anonymous
      • The enemy knows the system. — Claude Shannon

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