Monday, January 31, 2005

Scary Dudes

The minute, the second, the moment that you become discouraged, remember that jokers like Trent from Winds of Change have a forum, have followers, and are taken deadly seriously:

...The bottom line is this: Iran is less than a year away from having operation nuclear warheads. Iran doesn't have tested ballistic missiles to deliver them, but does have access to ISO shipping containers. It also has enough oil money to buy access through any corrupt port of entry in North America and from there via truck to heavily populated American cities.

The invasion and conquest of Iran is now a survival issue for the American people...

Fringe lunatic bloggers with Trent's POV have become enablers for the decision makers in the Bush administration. And yes, it's hair raisingly scary. If you'd like to get an idea of where the "enablers" are coming from, after reading Trent's blog posting, may I suggest you take a few minutes and also read the latest from Bill Moyers - There Is No Tomorrow (use if necessary...):

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

Theology asserts propositions that cannot be proven true; ideologues hold stoutly to a worldview despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality. When ideology and theology couple, their offspring are not always bad but they are always blind. And there is the danger: voters and politicians alike, oblivious to the facts...

Recommended: read both articles, one right after the other. It will take a few minutes, but they complement each other very, very well.

There's some really scary dudes out there. Bill Moyers isn't one of them.