One simple error in perspective has been the cause of incalculable human suffering from the beginning of time.
Running for office is crazier than you think.
From an LA Times story:
“…..Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office.
Kouri [the man behind the study] notes that these criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds [...]
Hitler could never have become the ruler of Germany or have murdered six million European Jews without help. He needed like-minded supporters, he needed money, and he needed willing accomplices to obey orders. But far more than these, Hitler needed that without which no genocide can ever succeed, he needed by-standers, people of conscience whose [...]
Last week the director Oliver Stone caused quite a stir when, in describing his new Showtime mini-series, “A Secret History of America,” he declared that Adolf Hitler was an “easy scapegoat throughout history… [who]‘s been used cheaply.” “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good,’” Stone continued. Even Hitler was “the product of a […]
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Thank heaven we no longer have to rely on scholars and historians, traditionally restricted by a silly standard called objectivity, to explain the past for us and put under-reported world events “in context.” Previously we, like the prisoners in Plato’s metaphorical cave, have [...]
Lori Ziganto at iOwnTheWorld.com
Oh, Hollywood! Never have so many been paid so much for so little worth. Their lack of rational thought astounds even me sometimes, and I have very low expectations. In fact, I propose a new term to replace the ickier bathroom version: Stone for Brains. Oliver Stone, that is, the man who never [...]
Apparently the bad economy is taking its toll on even Hollywood stars, some of whom have begun pursuing a lucrative side career as amateur historical revisionists. First, Matt Damon and a gaggle of left-leaning cohorts helped promote radical historian Howard Zinn’s perverse perspective of American history in a television documentary. Now famed director Oliver Stone has announced that [...]
Lemony Snicket penned thirteen fictional tomes chronicling the “Series of Unfortunate Events” involving the Baudelaire Orphans. Central to his saga is the relentless villain Count Olaf, determined to appropriate the fortune of three children whose parents he first murdered. Foiled in his initial attempt to seize their inheritance, Olaf repeatedly disguises himself hoping that, transformed, [...]