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    Wednesday, January 07, 2009

    Wrong Audience

    I've made it onto a few political distro lists over time. Got an email a few days ago, and didn't read it until today. I have to say this is just as bad as any crap the so-called "liberal" left puts out:

    No one is smarter than their criteria...

    Though the election is over, Gov. Sarah is being attacked by the leftist-humanists because they fear her re-appearance on a future ballot. They are afraid and rightly so! She is a perceptive excellent candidate to represent the Founders Principles and our American way of life with intelligent courage.

    Additionally, since no one is smarter than their criteria, the collectivists are working from a pre-chosen mediocre (and worse) set of man-made carnal-ruled opinions that delimit perception of consequences-of-choice prior to choosing. In other words, they lack Vision. Based on a universe-sized ignorance, such devices are self-imposed, thus, the lefties can accurately and historically be defined as unintelligent.

    On the other hand, Sarah and her chosen criteria, which is far superior to any man-made system of opinion, and reasonably scares those who possess no practicing standard greater than mediocrity. Their collectivist opinion rises no higher than eyebrows - or belly-button.

    Sarah lives life governed by God's superior transcendent principles as found in The Holy Bible. Judeo-Christian principles are the founding precepts of the greatest nation in human history; America! Including, but not limited to, Human Defined: Earth's Choicemaker, Unique Individual Value, Personal Rights and Responsibility, and Representative Government. Add: The Creative Process is a choice-making process and functions best in Freedom.

    ( 5th Grade Lesson: God-made social criteria cannot be topped. All man-made social opinion has a ceiling! )

    ( 6th Grade Lesson: Every IQ Test is a test of one's ability to make choices. )


    Sarah is recognized by friends and admirers a worthy representative of all that is wonderful about America. 2012 will be here shortly. Keep your eye on this courageous intelligent leader - and pray!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy 2009 AD!

    Jim Baxter
    Santa Maria, CA
    semper fidelis
    Sgt. USMC
    WWII & Korean War
    a point-man/follower of The Lion of Judah
    www.choicemaker.net


    Now, I don't begrudge Mr Baxter his opinions or his religion, not at all. The automatic assumption that people who are somewhat or marginally aligned politically, would necessarily be so for the same reason, however, shows a complete ignorance of reality. I know that a lot of my fellow voters have their own reasons for what they do. Many of them who make the same practical choices that I do, do not do so for anything approaching the same reasons. But when I argue something, I try to put it in both my terms, and in the terms that will make sense to the audience.

    The above email makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. There is absolutely no logical justification or suasion. It is purely a call to tribal loyalty with an a priori assumption that the premise is correct and universal. There is no reasoning with Mr. Baxter's assertion. There is no middle ground to come to in compromise.

    Worse, it's somewhat incoherent:

    "working from a pre-chosen mediocre (and worse) set of man-made carnal-ruled opinions that delimit perception of consequences-of-choice prior to choosing. In other words, they lack Vision. Based on a universe-sized ignorance, such devices are self-imposed, thus, the lefties can accurately and historically be defined as unintelligent."

    The first sentence doesn't even make sense. I'm not sure that the "other words" relate to the meaning of the first sentence at all: seems gibberish to me. In terms of philosophy the last sentence here makes no sense at all either. One might make the argument that all human philosophies are doomed to circular logic, but that doesn't seem to be what he is saying. I'm not sure that the phrase "historically defined as unintelligent" can even be parsed for any meaning at all.

    My response:
    Yeah, wrong platform here pal. Some of us are not Christians, and don't give a shit what Sarah Palin's religion is. To the extent that I thought she was basing her platform on fiscally conservative and socially libertarian principles, I support her wholeheartedly.

    This email turns me off of your program completely. Give me some sense and some logic, and keep your superstitions to yourself. I won't try to talk you out of them, but I don't want to be preached at. This is just as 'collectivist' a stance as the so-called 'liberal' leftists.

    1 Comments:

    Blogger Lil said...

    Proselytize=rude. That's pretty much my take on it. (I also laughed my ass off when I saw the "preacher blessing Palin against witchcraft" video. I wonder if she minds when witches vote for her. *GRIN*)

    8:55 PM  

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