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Beyond Reproach

April 12th, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Manuel Roig-Franzia at the Washington Post described the perils facing Samantha Power: dictators, third world warlords, terrorist. None of them inspired in her the slightest fear.  There was only one thing on earth that gave her pause.  Hillary.

Power’s ascent was interrupted when she resigned as a senior foreign policy adviser on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign after calling his opponent, Hillary Clinton, “a monster” during an interview with the Scotsman newspaper. Power, who thought her comment was off the record, was referring to Clinton’s campaign tactics. …

If Power had not said that single word — “monster” — she might have started in a much more public role in the first Obama administration. Instead, she was tucked away for four years on the National Security Council staff. She learned the rites of silence.

Silence is golden. Especially in the rarefied air of polite society. Polite society — now there’s a phrase.

Recently the British press has been rocked by a series of revelations that beloved Leftist leaders  were actually pedophiles whose crimes were covered up, time and again by instructions from on high.  The secret lives of the famous were shrouded in decorous silence: those of  ’pop stars, a bishop and top politicians’ was how one publication put it.

The shocking scale of the Establishment cover-up of former Liberal MP Cyril Smith’s sickening sex abuse of boys is revealed today.

For four decades, the depraved 29st [stone=14 pounds] politician was free to prey on vulnerable children as young as eight.

Police received at least 144 complaints by victims of the predatory paedophile yet the authorities blocked any prosecution – allowing Smith brazenly to continue his abuse.

The Liberal Party even put his name forward for a knighthood in 1988 in spite of the rumours of his sordid activities swirling around Westminster.

Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt

To the press Cyril Smith was a “working class hero”. But by night he allegdly frequented a place called the Elm Guest house, patronized by among others, Anthony Blunt. In that place people could “be themselves”. It was non-denomational sort of place, with grandees from every walk of life, except apparently the femine. “It had a reputation. Somebody told me that their daughter had come home and saw a lot of naked men in the front room as she walked past.”

It was the nightmare on Elm Street before the movie came out. Filled with high minded individuals who had turned orphanages — some of whom they were the patrons — into their own private henhouses and threw the human detritus onto the street when they passed a certain age, where they would, if they knew the form, commit suicide and leave the grandees to a younger generation, they were really the ultimate clubs of power.  They were places where you could show who you were, surrounded by people too afraid to speak out. A place where Silence was Golden.

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I’d like to throw in a few more variables. The conservatives I know have empathy for individuals without necessarily condoning wrongdoing. They can stand in the shoes of actual people and imagine what life is like for them. The lefties I know are obsessed with class and status. They act and talk as though they are insignificant. I believe they conclude that everybody feels that way (all that talking truth to power nonsense). Those of us who, humble as our lives may seem, do not feel insignificant, and do what we can within the sphere of our actual influence, seem powerful to them. I think it is this personal agency, which they lack, that spurs their hatred and vituperation - and envy.
But, because so few people speak or write precisely, it is easy for listeners, in election campaigns and other events, to hear what they want to hear. One yearns for focused questions and follow up that nails down the meaning so that, at least, the opposing viewpoints are clear.
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Is this all that you can say? A dig at Catholic priests? Is pedophilia a partisan political issue to you? I read many of your comments and decide that you are just mistaken - I can live with that, we're not all going to see things politically the same way, and I'm fine with you and I disagreeing over policy matters. But, sometimes Patrick, your latent hatred of anyone who disagrees with you bubbles up too close to the surface, and just
goes too far. Take it from someone who isn't a Catholic, or even a follower of the faith in any of its forms, this is one of those times.
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Perhaps we have progressed as a society, but not in the way you might think. Let me explain by way of a story.

Once the pastor of a church observed a certain man stealing money from the collection plate. The pastor went to the parishioner and remonstrated. The parishioner sheepishly said, "I know it's wrong. But so help me I feel a compulsion to take the money and feel very bad about it."

"Well that's all right," said the pastor. "But this can't go on. So why don't you seek psychiatric help. However may I request you not to return until you are cured."

"Thank you pastor. I won't return until I'm cured".

For six months nothing was seen of the man until one day he returned. He sat in the same pew. But when the collection plate came around the man stuffed every dollar in his pocket.

The pastor hurried down to the pew and said, "I thought you promised not to come back until you were cured?"

"Oh but I am cured. I don't feel bad about taking the money any more."

And maybe that's what we've done as a society. We can't get rid of the deviance. But at least we don't think it's a problem any more.
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This video isn't really very good, but it is mildly entertaining to see bona fide geniuses lie to themselves, and the interviewer. A collection of brilliant people dismissing the pedophilia of a child pornographer. That the pornographer may have murdered several thousand PNG natives by injecting them with CJD must have occurred to some of the geniuses in the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxppDxzSww
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Smith’s gender demands respect: LGB2SVP5MRST3Z2 liberation! Prepare to be Eich’d if you disagree.
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Oh my word. The world hasn't changed a bit in 10,000 or 1,000,000 years, has it? People have an innate evil, which flowers and blossoms as they gain control. Absolute power corrupts, as it has always.
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Even among liberals telling the truth about their own corrupt leaders gets them into trouble.
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Brief comment: It's just really interesting to consider allegations of the sort made by Marc Dutroux and Corey Haim, and to ponder that pedophiles like Jerry Sandusky and Cyril Smith went about their business unhindered for decades, in light of GLAAD apparently dictating to the entire US media what can and cannot be said about gays.

It makes me wonder just what else is being covered up and ignored, because the wealthy and politically powerful gay minority of the Western World doesn't want it to become known by the public.

Hmmm...
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And there's another strange entity, a site called Abel Danger. If you search those two words the blurbs will show you just how far out there these people --the site --are.

However, if you go to the home site and read the CVs of the two main guys, they're serious, if seriously crazy.

One of the things they are tracking is a supposed giant extortion racket against the global supply chain of, hmm, well i don't rightly know. The 'City of London' guilds are behind it, at least an abstract of members, and the transglobal hotel chain guild is --well, i guess it goes back to the Hospitalers, who ran the hotels of Europe in the pre-reformation days.

Anyhoo, there is, say these guys, an enormous and long-lived pedophile and snuff-film ring shot thru the royals of Europe, past and present, and the ring is invading the USA via a crown-owned services and admin company named Serco.

It gets interesting when you start searching where Serco is and what it is doing right now in the states --in the US Military especially.
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Thanks for that link. I spent a few minutes skimming around before coming back here, and I wish I'd found more I disagreed with.

For what it's worth I'm not happy about how much tinfoil-sounding stuff I find credible these days, and I wish I felt differently. I just don't see how the US and the rest of the Western World could be so ill-governed merely by accident of incompetence.

Hey, I think we're being scammed- and I figure we're in a situation roughly of the sort that led A. Lincoln to claim that the leadership of United States circa 1858 was conspiring to spread slavery over the entire country.

So I think I'm in good company.
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--i could sign your comment, it's my thoughts exactly.
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"Royals"?...sounds like a plot line right out of "Grimm".
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Kansas City Farm Team, Buddy neglected to capitalize.
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--how're you coming along on that apostrophe, by the way?
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Someone taught me a foolproof rule while you were gone:

Being a bit more than your average fool...
...but he said something like, never use the apostrophe, just wright out "it is," to be safe...
And here's where you can help me: He gave the case where the apostrophe could be safely used, but I forgot :-(
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It's only for when you DON'T write out ''it is''.

Read your comment! Oh jeez, that could mean 'I read your comment' when I mean to say, 'you read your comment'.

It ought to be 'rede' and 'redd'. 'redd your comment'; 'rede your comment'.

Damn --good thing we'll all be using Kanje and/or Cyrillic before long --this here Anglish is coming apart at the seems --

But for the Bard's lovely lingo's twilight in the gloaming: the possession-indicating apostrophe is the source of your mental block. The reason for this is, the word 'it' is an exception to the rule that says to indicate possession by [apostrophe s].

Why the exception, you will tediously wish to know? Because if [it] followed the rule, one could not indicate the contraction of [it] and [is], without our going back in time to the lovely and talented 'tis (which i should set 'tween apostrophes, but cannot, because 'tis begins with one of such, and 'twould further confound the confusion).

Hope that helps. Reminds of another seeker, the young Indian who went to the Medicine Man to query him on what method he used to name the new babies of the tribe. "It is what I see in nature, the moment the new papoose enters our realm." "I see," said the young brave, "my sister Moon Shadow was born at night, and you first saw a moom shadow." "Yes," nodded the old shaman. "And my brother Running Wolf, you saw up on the mountainside a running wolf." "Yes, yes, that is all true," answered the old man, "but tell me, Two Possums Eating Horse Turds, why are you so curious?"
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On second thought:
I think your explanation is tedious, not my question, so there.

I may try to learn that via the Interwebs instead.
I woulda been in deep do do if I'd had you for my Englich Teacher.
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:-)
See below, you prompted me to due a haf hour doing research on da spiders.

Hopefully I'll do likewise on the exceptional "it" before you call me out again.
This stuff is hard for me, haf murcy, Buddy.
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--franchisees have to be brought up to snuff. Policy.
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"write"
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http://tiny.cc/bav9dx

There's a rumor that Stanley Kubrick's untimely death coinciding with the opening of his last (well, duh) film ''Eyes Wide Shut'' was a homicide --by the people the film had exposed (and possibly Kubrick had, as a member of the club, then double-crossed via the film).

There's plenty of plenty-strange but not unbelievable URLs at that link, a search on [ what was kubrick's eyes wide shut really about? ]
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Dave Letterman was on Alec Baldwin's Podcast "Here's the Thing" talking about his early days in radio, describing where he worked:
"It was about 60 miles from Chicago...
which it still is, ...about 60 miles from Chicago"

I liked Dave in the early zany days of bowling balls and glass objects.
When we had TV service briefly in 1994, it seemed he had morphed largely into sucking up to Celebrities.
His talk with Alec shows he's no dullard, even tho politically he's stupid as a stump.
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I remember watching a video from David Icke and a woman who claimed to be a victim of a pedophilia ring in which ritualistic rape was practiced by wealthy and powerful people. I dimsissed it out of hand and thought Icke was sick for exploiting this obviously mentally ill woman.

Nowadays, I'm not so sure.
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--i know the feeling --
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We've all been keeping up with the Nevada standoff, and the story is now emerging how deeply corrupt the officials are and what the true issue is regarding the ranch. I just read the story on the BLM's previous director, a Harry Reid man who was bumped for another Reid man as BLM Director. Here is why this comment isn't o/t:

http://blogs.rgj.com/crime/2012/08/09/man-claims-child-vic-enjoying-sex-abuse-as-much-as-him/

Just for grim fun, search [ ron wenker ] and see the glowing BLM releases prior to arrest, mixed in with the later-dated 'man convicted of' headers.

You simply could not make this stuff up, regardless how wild your imagination might be.
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Harry Reid's "incestious" relationship with the BLM is not news here in NV. Just google all the stories on the illegal helicopter roundups of our Wild Mustangs, followed by the illegal sale of these (Federally protected by the "Wild Horse & Burro Protection Act of 1970") animals to illegal "kill buyers" & how the Fed has allowed 2 horse slaughterhouses to re-open. The "reason" for all this illegal activity, is that "Crony Ranchers" want to rent the land (for WELL BELOW market value) & they are naturally "generous enough" to "contribute" to Harry Reid's "Campaign War Chest". If the stories about a Chinese company wanting to build a Solar Power Plant in the Desert are true, then we are left to surmise that the Chinese must have deeper pockets & ole Harry will receive even bigger "contributions" from them.
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Richard - this is an outstanding article. It doesn't make me feel better about our time in this place. But that is exactly the reason for you to keep on writing.
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I think what it comes down to is we are all cuckoo. That is, we are prone to being taken in by cuckoos - who lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. From Wikipedia: The cuckoo egg hatches earlier than the host's, and the cuckoo chick grows faster; in most cases the chick evicts the eggs or young of the host species. The chick has no time to learn this behavior, so it must be an instinct passed on genetically. The chick encourages the host to keep pace with its high growth rate with its rapid begging call and the chick's open mouth which serves as a sign stimulus.

This "brood parasitism" seems a "good" strategy for the cuckoo.

Speaking of which, Samantha Power was on the ABC This Week show this morning, so I took a look. She's obviously not a stupid woman, but there's something wrong with her movements and affect, and it's not just industrial-strength botox and pancake makeup like Kerry. Power gesticulates oddly, perhaps this is the result of coaching or perhaps she needs some coaching, hard to know which. She must bring some value to the table but it's oddly incomplete and putting her into a responsible position seems entirely inappropriate, which in the cuckoo regime we're now in is I suppose exactly why she was put into a responsible position.
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Itellu3times, When they put irresponsible people in high positions they WILL make mistakes, which are designed to take our eyes off the POTUS, who won't look so bad next to her. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain".
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Anybody with the surname Roig-Franzia should be beaten with sticks.
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Watching Harman defending the indefensible is a Kodak moment, a glimpse into the amoral mind of our elites. By rejecting God, transcendent morality, traditional values, modesty, humility and such things, they live on a barren planet where heaven looks just like hell, feces smells like roses and gross, putrid ugliness becomes beauty.
Harmen knew all about the short-eyed baby rapers in her group just like the homosexual activists are in league with NAMBLA. The left are cultural vultures eating the heart out of our society. They are vile, deluded nihilists who can only sneer at virtue and mock those who live far better lives than they'll ever live.
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By rejecting God, transcendent morality, traditional values, modesty, humility and such things, they live on a barren planet where heaven looks just like hell

Your comment reminded me of Jesus' words in Mark 9:42: "If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea." Listening to the adults abused as children by the pedophile in the documentary I referenced toward the bottom of this thread, I was sickened by their descriptions of the devastation wrought in their lives by the sexual activity forced on them by the pedophile and his "friends." No wonder Jesus thought that such men deserve to sleep with the fishes.
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"Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"

Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering—among other things—mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth. A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation.
http://www.amazon.com/Been-Looks-Penguin-Twentieth-Century-Classics/dp/0140189300

Richard George Fariña (March 8, 1937 – April 30, 1966) was an American writer and folksinger.

On April 30, 1966, two days after the publication of his novel, Fariña attended a book-signing ceremony at a Carmel Valley Village bookstore, the Thunderbird.
Later that day, while at a party to celebrate his wife Mimi's twenty-first birthday, Fariña saw a guest with a motorcycle, who later gave Fariña a ride up Carmel Valley Road, heading east toward Cachagua. At an S-turn the driver lost control. The motorcycle tipped over on the right side of the road, came back to the other side, and tore through a barbed wire fence into a field where a small vineyard now exists. The driver survived, but Fariña was killed instantly.

According to Pynchon's preface to Been Down..., the police said the motorcycle must have been traveling at 90 miles per hour (140 km/h), even though "a prudent speed" would have been 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). Fariña was buried in a simple grave; its marker emblazoned with a peace sign, at Monterey City Cemetery, in Monterey, California.
Fariña's widow helped to gather a collection of his final poetry and short stories, which was released as, Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone.

Joan Baez's song, "Sweet Sir Galahad", commemorates Fariña's death, the grieving of his widow Mimi, and Mimi's eventual recovery and remarriage.

Thomas Pynchon's 1973 novel Gravity's Rainbow is dedicated to Fariña.

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Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering—among other things—mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth.
A portrait of an explosive decade, sparkling with inventive writing and conveying the essence of a generation
http://www.amazon.com/Been-Looks-Penguin-Twentieth-Century-Classics/dp/0140189300

Richard George Fariña (March 8, 1937 – April 30, 1966) was an American writer and folksinger.

On April 30, 1966, two days after the publication of his novel, Fariña attended a book-signing ceremony at a Carmel Valley Village bookstore, the Thunderbird. Later that day, while at a party to celebrate his wife Mimi's twenty-first birthday, Fariña saw a guest with a motorcycle, who later gave Fariña a ride up Carmel Valley Road, heading east toward Cachagua. At an S-turn the driver lost control. The motorcycle tipped over on the right side of the road, came back to the other side, and tore through a barbed wire fence into a field where a small vineyard now exists. The driver survived, but Fariña was killed instantly.

According to Pynchon's preface to Been Down..., the police said the motorcycle must have been traveling at 90 miles per hour (140 km/h), even though "a prudent speed" would have been 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). Fariña was buried in a simple grave; its marker emblazoned with a peace sign, at Monterey City Cemetery, in Monterey, California.

Fariña's widow helped to gather a collection of his final poetry and short stories, which was released as, Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone.
Joan Baez's song, "Sweet Sir Galahad", commemorates Fariña's death, the grieving of his widow Mimi, and Mimi's eventual recovery and remarriage.
Thomas Pynchon's 1973 novel Gravity's Rainbow is dedicated to Fariña.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fari%C3%B1a
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The Door's "Been Down So Long" was also inspired by that book. We found a copy in a friend's attic, stolen by an older brother from the UMass library. We were in high school at the time, all read and loved it, and started a tradition that lasted 10 years of periodically "stealing" it from one another when a re-read was in order. I've gone through 3 copies over the years, wonder who has the original now?
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I had Richard Farina's Album of folk songs which I recall were mostly about birds. One song if I remember correctly, was called "The Raven." The songs were universally excellent and much better than his book which, though well written, seemed to me to end as abruptly and without resolution as any of Fitzgerald's and, sadly, just like Farina's short life as well. A great talent never given his full range to sail out and flourish. Wish I still had that Album.
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The Left will be happy when everyone is as miserable as they are.

In the words of Winston Churchill, the goal of progressive socialism is an "equal sharing of the misery".

Your freedom is also viewed with a jaundiced eye.

George Will:

"It has been well said that really up to date liberals don't care what people do as long as it is compulsory."
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