Monday, June 18, 2012

Logic, Emotion, Terror, and Blindness

Above is a video made known to me by two comrades. In it, Data, a logic-driven android incapable of understanding or feeling emotion, struggles with the concept of terrorism as a means to achieve political goals. While I do not advocate any form of terror (Hi DHS ;) or violence against innocent people, I aim to utilize critical thinking for this object lesson in logic. One definition of logic states "a particular method of reasoning or argumentation: We were unable to follow his logic" And another, "the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference". It is a systematic method of resolving inconsistencies in a line of thinking. Quickly defining terrorism "the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes" Now let us take an easy example: Iran.

Iran has a nuclear power program. The United States claims Iran has a covert weapons program, and demands(as a precondition to diplomacy) that Iran halt work. Here is where the logic comes in. Doing a quick search now using the terms "Iran options on the table", quoting Reuters, "In his State of the Union address, Obama said Tehran was isolated and facing "crippling" sanctions that he said would continue so long as the Islamic Republic keeps its back turned to the international community."America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal. But a peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible, and far better, and if Iran changes course and meets its obligations, it can rejoin the community of nations," he said." 

Terror: use of violence/threats to intimidate, for political purpose

President: I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal 
President = Terrorism? 

Logic truly is that basic. There will always be qualifiers and variables in any equation. In the same manner, there will always exist differing social/political/moral viewpoints surrounding an issue. However, logic lacks distinguishing and malleable filters for every situation. It sees beyond mere human constrictions and strikes to the core of claims, statements, and equivocal assertions. If only more humans had an interest in developing this ability.. 

Anyone interested or skeptical about my claims regarding logic can learn more below, free your mind!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Not Seen On TV, Not Heard In Educational Institutes

Terrorism has been defined graciously by the mass media, which feeds our zombified brains on a daily basis in an unhealthy time frame of quickness and vague details. We want to accept that these people who deliver this info are reliable and would tell us the truth. Did they tell you about the bombs we dropped on a Palestinian  family late last night? They did, did they. Did they tell you what the bombs carried? Oh, they failed to tell you the true facts? So they failed to mention that they dropped white phosphorus and depleted uranium on an innocent family with an unmanned predator drone. That is what Terrorism is. For the mere thousands (1,000-3,000) of US citizens killed in 9/11 we kill more than 10,000+ people in the middle east and this number keeps growing and is probably bigger than we think.

This is happening because of Imperialism. This has always been the agenda of United States since 1945 as they have attempted to overthrow over 50 foreign governments from Vietnam to Cuba.  None of which have been a direct threat to the country and freedom of it's people (corporations) but has been a constant resistance to their Imperialist vision. One of the United States biggest enemies of the modern age is not the stone throwing guerrilla warriors of Palestine but the Left Wing views of three Latin American countries and their leaders: Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Evo Morales of Bolivia and Rafael Correa of Ecuador. These leaders have been fairly and democratically elected by the people of these countries for their polices that, unlike the US, reflect the will of their own people. But, at the same time, they are going against the wishes of the United States and the CIA. Only in the United States and lets not forget the 51st state Israel  would it would be wrong to support your own people. In essence of humanity, we must continue to support these three leaders and oppose the polyarchy that is conservative thinking in the United States today.

Supporting left wing ideals and resisting capitalist thievery can help benefit not only ourselves but those around us. They are the reason why the poor become poorer and rich are allowed to steal from our hard work. It wouldn't hurt yourself to become knowledgeable on not only the facts that they hide but the underground tactics that will help you take direct action against this tyranny. The time to rise up and fight is NOW! Not later when they kill more children, not later when your living conditions become worse than they are. The time is right now. Think for yourself next time someone, like the news reporters, tells you a lie in support of an Imperialist disease.