The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Glory vs. Celebrity

The talent of Michael Jackson has doomed him to a life of celebrity. And I mean doomed.

Celebrity borne of the his seemingly unreal ability to dance and sing. Surrounded by a corps of fawning sycophants fueled by infinite supply of celebrity, his influence was unchecked and his behavior was allowed to wander outside the guardrails of common sense and into the realm of deviance. He had many enablers that were willing to pander to him in order to be close to the light of all that celebrity.

Where is the glory? There isn't any. There never was. There was just empty celebrity. All the talent and chic in the world cannot buy the amount of glory that a fireman earns in a "routine rescue."

Elvis died an ignoble death at the hands of his excesses. Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Keith Moon, the list of casualties goes on and on.

Do you seek celebrity? I hope not. If you read this blog, I'd hope you're smarter than that.

Live with honor and do the right thing regardless of the price. Don't shrink from the difficult and don't allow yes-men and enablers to lull you into a hammock of self-appeasement.

Celebrity, showers itself on the untalented as well as the talented. But glory is not so fickle as celebrity. It goes where it is deserved.

Walk the road to glory. But walk fast.


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