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Month: March 2012

Number 239

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 239 12 March, 2012 …we, in despair, may revert to a state of wish fulfillment — a state of “belief” in the power of the various experts presenting themselves as a cure for our indecision. But this is a sort of Stockholm Syndrome. …the captives, unable to bear the anxiety occasioned by their powerlessness, suppress it by identifying with their captors. This is the essence of Leftist thought. It is a devolution from reason to “belief,” in an effort to stave off a feeling of powerlessness.   The Current Phase Of The Millennia-Long Conflict Western Civilization has not just a right but an obligation to defend itself, and especially so against the attacks of what this newsletter has called “the worst people on the face of the earth”. That implies that in most cases, defense will mean holding or re-taking geographical areas, thereby denying Islamofascists room in which to recruit and train. When Afghanistan’s Taliban refused to give up the people who committed 9/11, the USA invaded Afghanistan, a sovereign nation. If it can justify doing that without declaring war, surely it can proceed similarly against Iran, or Syria, or Lebanon. US forces are currently bringing war to Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and possibly other nations. Overall, “progressives” who hated what G. W. Bush did should be no less upset with Obama, for legal and...

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Number 238

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 238 5 March, 2012 Let us face the fact: a large part of modern psychology is a sterile and pompous scholasticism which, with the blinders of preconceived notions or superstitions on its nose, doesn’t see the obvious; which covers the triviality of its results and ideas with a preposterous language bearing no resemblance either to normal English or normal scientific theory; and which provides modern society with the techniques for the progressive stultification of mankind.   Neither Mistake Nor Forget On learning of the death of Andrew Breitbart, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, Matt Taibbi, said, “Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.” Then there is this from Slate‘s Matt Yglesias: “The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart (sic) dead.” The attitude is almost a defining characteristic of collectivist apparatchiki. Markos Zuniga, whose weblog Daily Kos is popular with “progressives”, wrote “Screw them” about the four Americans torn apart and hung from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq. As a weblogger suggested, remember these humane sentiments the next time one of the leading lights of the left recites the famous quote, “Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”   What Is NSA Up To? Some impending legislation that would broaden and extend the role of the National Security Agency...

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Number 237

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 237 1 March, 2012 Those politicians, professors and union bosses who curse big business are fighting for a lower standard of living. Subscriber JH Offers A Poem Friday minion formed men in black and blue swarmed close round the altar eddied turn left turn right bow kidish davan sing own song little boy wide-eyed mama lit candle every day at home she cries tonight stomps Haman slowly slowly out no one talks to mom and boy dad dead in Afghan Star of David shine Esther dares to be the queen so we may davan   Who Is And Who Is Not A Journalist, And Why Does It Matter? For years, this newsletter has been complaining that the major media in the USA are biased, and badly so. There is proof of the bias, for examples abound, but perhaps the most damning facts number less than a half-dozen. At the top of the list must be the Eason Jordan episode, along with the legal status of journalists; neither is an example of distorted reporting, but one illustrates the fundamental assumptions and perspectives of many who are in the top management of the corporate news media, and the other is crucial to an understanding of the special environment in which the major media operate. Eason Jordan used to be the head of CNN News, and at...

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