“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarÄ«, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A REVIEW OF DNC & GOP CONVENTION SPEECHES

For amusment I watched the GOP Convention speeches online last night and tonight. I looked up the main DNC speeches on youtube, just for comparison.

I'm not going to address the specific political points of any of these speeches because I don't put any weight on what politicians say on the campaign trail; they are all full of shit. Basically you can tell a politician is lying by the fact that their lips are moving, but I'm always interested in observing how people comport themselves, and to some degree it does reflect who they really are.

Most of these are readily found on youtube.

a. Democrats (DNC):

1. Barack Obama's convention speech basically confirmed my opinion of him; that he is a smooth talker but not much else. I do not particularly share the glowing opinions, even of his enemies, even of Pat Buchanan, that this was a monumental speech. It was basically what I expected, especially on the MLK speech anniversary; him contentiously saying exactly what he was expected to say. Nothing much to see here.

2. Michelle Obama's convention speech was the big surprise for me. I had never seen her speak or interviewed before, and I have to say I thought her speech was definately the best of the Democrats and among the best of both party speeches so far. I was actually impressed.

3. Al Gore. Seriously, why does anyone take this douchebag seriously? Someone should pull the plug on this babbling retard. Without a doubt among the most boring speeches, even more boring than the Amish Pretzel lady's speech at the GOP convention.

4. Joe Biden's speech was entirely unimpressive. I almost got the feeling it was someone else's speech, which based on his history it probably is. What little personality that came through was dislikeable.

5. Bill Clinton's speech was basically like every other Bill Clinton speech in the history of Bill Clinton speeches; kind of like seeing that same tired rerun of Gilligan's Island where you know every line and every plot twist because you've already seen it 100 times and never liked it in the first place.

6. Hillary Clinton did not refute her consistently strident shrewish rat bag persona, and maintained the smug bitterness one would expect after having lost the nomination to a big zero such as Obama. Amusingly enough she opened with a list of things she was proud of being; Proud mom, proud senator, etc. only conspicuously absent was "Proud Wife of Bill Clinton" which made me laugh out loud.

b. Republicans (GOP):

1. Fred Thompson gave possibly the best speech of the GOP convention, and definitely better than Obama in my opinion. I would have actually liked to see him wind up in front slot with Palin as his running mate, but it was obvious from his half-hearted campaign that he really did not want the nomination.

2. Mitt Romney. What a fucking creep. No wonder he lost. I'm amazed anyone took him seriously in the first place. He is a plastic hair Mormon cult pod person for sure. This was the first time I've ever watched him speak and I have to say, as a person who routinely watches as much disturbing shit as I can get my hands on, that Mitt Romney creeps me the fuck out. Someone please keep this person in Utah or wherever the fuck it is these people come from.

3. Mike Huckabee. Again, this was the first time I've ever seen him speak - I don't watch television, most of my info comes from text sources so I miss a lot of how these people actually comport themselves. I have to say I liked this guy, he was genuinely personable and witty. Not a great speech, but a good speech with lots of humor, and I ended up thinking this is someone I would probably like if I met him in person.

4. Rudy Guliani. Again I've never really watched a speech by him although I have seen him interviewed many times since his mob-busting days as NYC prosecutor. His sense of humor was surprising as well as the degree to which he went for the throat in attacking Obama. He really, and accurately, whittled Obama down to a useless sliver of shit. Good speech.

5. Sarah Palin. I'm really not surprised but she gave an excellent speech. Tie for best speech of all of the above would be between Palin and Thompson with Michelle Obama coming in third. Palin's character, confidence, and intelligence is 100% clear. She also gives the impression that she will not only feed off of negative media coverage but will come back swinging harder. Even if I'm not 100% with all of her political positions or religion, she is definitely the strongest personality presence in this race – at least as far as I'm impressed by any of them.

It will be interesting to see McCain's speech because again, I've never watched him speak.

None of these people are really representing MY interests to any remarkable degree, although I am strongly biased against the Democrats. I'm not strongly pro-Republican, they have too much shit going on that makes me want to puke, but I hope they FUCKING TROUNCE the Democrats this time around because words cannot really express how much I hate their lame hippy feel-good bullshit and fundamentally resent the air they breathe, on a molecular level.

JDS

2 comments:

Hadding said...

With that slightly open mouth and the horn-rimmed glasses Sarah Palin looks like the secretary from an Italian soft-porn movie. I have a hard time taking her seriously just based on her facial expressions--usually a ridiculous grin--and her stands on moral issues, which seem to represent an uneasy synthesis of fundamentalist Christianity with the feminine urge to be nice to everybody. The woman was baptized Pentecostal ("Holy Roller"), for crying out loud. Religious extremism is often born of hard-to-control sexual urges, and judging by the daughter's condition, that runs in this family. She probably was very carefully packaged and coached for the convention. In time you will see feminine weaknesses and strange tendencies in this woman's personality, I expect. She is not going to be reliable.

Waldemar said...

Mr. Sass:

Excellent post.

The last paragraph is invaluable!