mlah The “culture” that has evolved here isn’t conducive to sissies

May 13, 2004

These are not the Droids You’re Looking for.

Filed under: Politics — mlah @ 8:52 pm

Darth Maul

bear with me. this is going to be convoluted.

back in the navy…….. we had this thing we liked to call ‘the jedi mind trick’. yep, and it works too. well, at least it does on the weak minded.

the jedi mind trick is simple. essentially it is: if you state something as fact people will believe you.

dave gutierrez explained it to me. i’ll use the same example he did. dave was in a class in the military. his class had three sections with 10 students in each section. they had three identical classrooms. one of the classrooms was stuffed full of not just desks and chairs, but had a lot of random filing cabinets and the like. guess which class dave got to sit in?

after inquiring as to whether or not the cabinets could be moved. dave had to face the eventuality of a year and a half stuck in a crowded classroom.

the solution was obvious. just spread the cabinets throughout the three classrooms. but there was a problem. there were officers in the other sections, and they didn’t want the cabinets either. not even one.

so dave turned to the dark side of the force.

he waited until the officers were somewhat busy to ‘reduce resistance’, then he and a classmate picked up a cabinet and moved it to another section. true to expectations, the officers interceded with ‘wait one minute! just what do you think you’re doing?’

and dave threw out the jedi mind trick.

‘this cabinet goes there.’ they simplt stated their desire as fact. and the fact became true. they quickly dropped the cabinet and left. after repeating the trick one more time, dave had a class with just one filing cabinet and was confident he could survive the next 63 weeks.

so where am i going with this? keep reading.

if you don’t believe that this works. just try it out. merely state a question as fact. in the outcome you desire of course. i do this all of the time to the dimwits around me.

i am darth mlah. and please spare me the light saber jokes.

now for the kicker.

i’ve been watching the democrat party use the jedi mind trick for around 10 years now. that’s right.

a few examples? look for the comment from anastasia. here

and here for a comment from josh.

the first has anastasia citing the fact that there are no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. she also makes a lot of other claims. just represents them as true.

because she said so, or even better, it’s true because it’s obvious.

as i have already posted, china has recently uncovered wmd in china, leftover from the japanese imperial army near harbin.

now, i have seen history channel shows on the japanese experiments near harbin. they’d infected rats with bubonic plague, farmed the infected fleas, then bagged the fleas, and released them from a balloon over unsuspecting nearby chinese villages. then they’d wait for the outcome and record their dispersal effects.

it has taken the chinese 60 some years to find this stuff. and they knew about where to look to start with. no bothersome iraqis moving hindering their search teams progress either.

60 YEARS! and they estimate there are still over 2 million wmd’s left buried in china.

and before you libs quote some ‘obvious’ statement about how the japanese had years to hide these things….. NOPE! harbin was well insulated from allied forces. never threatened during the war. until the end, when the soviets attacked and took manchuria in 3 days.

the japanese had 3 days to hide their stuff at harbin. the iraqis had years to hide their weapons. their wmd’s should be hard to find, and they evidently are.

“it is obvious there are no wmd in iraq”. try your jedi tricks on the weak minded little anastasia!

the second example is posted on yalediva. commenter ‘josh’ states the obvious (again with ‘obvious’) fact that we reopened the torture chambers in iraq. he admits it is sensationalized. but doesn’t begin to call into question the veracity of his claim. he states it as fact.

i would like to refer josh to marko, another friend of mine from back in the day. he does ‘bad things’. and is accordingly alligned with the democrats. his claim that what happened at abu ghraib was not torture carries a little more weight with me. moreover, he supports his claim with facts. i guess all of those papers he’s working on for his masters are paying off.

look for the entry titled ‘also…’

standing around nekkid is not torture. having girls laugh at your nekkid ass is not torture (sounds like 8th grade gym class according to redsugar) however deplorable and gross nekkid twister with a bunch of guys is, it is not torture.

uday made the iraqi olympic soccer team play with cement soccer balls after they lost in a qualifier. go ahead, don’t kick the ball. see what he does then.

qusay was fond of running people through woodchippers. feet first while soon to be chipped prisoners watched. then he would switch to head first.

there is not even a comparison between our photos and what saddam and the boys did.

and YES i have read the news that little lindsey england was running around nekkid as well. in front of the prisoners (gasp!), and actually engaging in sex acts, with multiple people, for the shame of prisoners.


it ain’t torture.

josh, use your little jedi mind trick on third graders, and the democrats. i can think and i can see. the bogus assertions your ilk are making at every turn are not facts. they are your opinions. they are not mine.

democrats every day use the jedi mind trick through the media. if they say it loud enough and often enough, they think it will become true.

doubt them. doubt every word that spills from their mouths. force them to back it up with facts.

a few more? ponder these and laugh everytime you hear them on tv.

george bush stole the 2000 election with the supreme court’s help (he won every count, and recount done).

george bush was awol from the national guard. (they have no proof, and you get in trouble for that, when it happens)

he lied to the american people about iraqs attempt to acquire nuke substances from africa. (he used the same intel services every other president has used. i guess when the pres is a dem, the mistake is a mistake, but for gw, it’s a lie)

he rendered the UN irrellevent by snubbing the international community. (they did that to themselves by sitting on their hands despite 17 resolutions)

and lastly. we had a signed peace treaty with iraq (saddam 2.0) and almost every single day, they would launch some sort of attack against our military aircraft in the no fly zones.

i call that an act of war.

and a breach of treaty. hey, guess what happens when a treaty is breached? it doesn’t exist anymore. when he fired the first missile at a coalition plane, he resumed hostilities against the US and war was on. kaiser bill was just too big a pussy to do anything about it.

did you catch me? should have!


  1. Maybe if the Dems would chase a butterfly off a cliff, we could get to real bizness…

    Madame Butterfly

    Comment by Madame Butterfly — May 14, 2004 @ 6:21 am

  2. You know, it’s funny. I just really started getting into this blogging thing and every time I think I’ve found just enough sites to look at, I find more.
    I’ve definitely liked your posts, mlah. I’ve been reading them on Moxie. What I see is someone, not unlike me, who has formed alot of his beliefs on life experience and education. I had the unfortunate (but maybe fortunate, depending on how one looks at it) experience of being raised in a liberal household. My parents were die hard dems, even to the point of allowing an interracial couple to live in one of our apartments, to the horror of the small town lives (1960s) who were our neighbors. I valued what they gave me with that but what they failed to give me was street smarts. I had to learn that when I moved to NYC and investigate child abuse. So until around 1994, I was a liberal (even voted for BillyBoy and Dinkins, for shame). But then I coupled what I was experiencing doing my investigations in Harlem and Washington Heights (the scene of many a riot) with what Billy was doing to our country and how Dinkins was destroying the city all in the name of tolerance and democracy. I realized “What a load of BS!” My common sense kicked in, I married my husband (who, by the way, is an artist, atheist, and true republican) and it all fell together.
    I’ve had my debates with liberals (Peach, Doug G.) and I am astounded at how they talk out of both sides of their mouths, like Kerry. None of them did their homework (Peach called Nick Berg, Neil Berg twice so it wasn’t a typo, oh and the abortion thing, don’t get me started) and Doug thought I was a guy even though I clearly commented on Moxie about by momness. I just want to scream at them that all it takes to see the light is COMMON SENSE, and of course some non-revisionist history lessons (that just GRRRs me to know end).
    Well, I just had to get that out because I’m hoping that some liberal would see that there are reformed liberals out there and they can find a way out too!!
    Thanks for you posts, mlah. They’re very good!

    Comment by CJ — May 14, 2004 @ 11:57 pm

  3. welcome to the dark side cj

    Comment by mlah — May 15, 2004 @ 11:13 am

  4. Thanks, mlah.
    Just so you know though, I have been on the dark side for a while now, it’s just that other than my husband I have found no one else until I tuned into the world of Moxtopia and blogging.
    I did want you to know also that I am going to be helping a friend up here in Pennsylvania set up a Support Our Troops rally this summer. She did it last year so we’re hoping to do another one, if all goes well. I think our guys and girls over there deserve to know we support them!!

    Now, who is that a picture of? (I’m from the old Star Wars school)

    Comment by CJ — May 15, 2004 @ 6:31 pm

  5. I heard something on the radio the other day about our troops in Iraq obviously being out of control ’cause they were torturing Iraqis AND engaging in group sex. If I was twenty (male or female) and there was the possibilty that my ass could be blown-up by a roadside bomb at any moment, AND there was group sex available, you can bet your ass my ass would be nekkid. You can’t drink, so how else are you to blow off steam? Stuff like that happened in Monterey (group sex) and there was very little day-to-day chance of being killed. Kids are kids and I don’t see what it has to do with being out of control.

    Also, I wrote the “Also” post while well buzzed. Let me check my grammar before you go linking me! 🙂

    I still say it’s not torture, but I continue to be pissed at Shrub. Put your money where your mouth is I say…

    Comment by Mark — May 18, 2004 @ 10:17 pm

  6. Jedi Mind Trick……you mean like the State of the Union Address last year or Colin Powells’ address to Congress….or Tony Blairs’ address to Parliment….or Rumsfield…or Condi Rice…like that?

    ” We KNOW Sadaam has weapons of Mass Destruction ”
    We KNOW Iraq has tried to get weapons grade uranium to give to Osama ( remember him?
    Osama: Wanted Dead or Alive
    Osama: Don’t care where he is now
    We DIDN’T KNOW they planned on using planes as bombs
    We DIDN’T know abuse and torture was going on in Iraq…..Guantanamo…..Brooklyn…

    And you want to blame the democrats?
    yes….it must be the DEMOCRATS FAULT…say it again….again….I’m almost believing…..almost….

    Comment by Drea — May 24, 2004 @ 1:31 pm

  7. your continued attempts at manipulating my mind into actually believing your groundless rhetoric has faile dyet again. try your tricks on the weak minded. your insinuation that there are no wmd in iraq is still not conclusive. no matter how hard you try, you will fail for the next ten years or so.

    and haven’t you been reading the news? sarin gas shell? ring a bell? hmmmmmm? how long will it be bfore they are using those more effectively now that they know what they have?

    you are going to have to be more specific on your attacks. the vagueness almost makes me think you have no supporting facts…….almost…..

    Comment by mlah — May 25, 2004 @ 12:12 am

  8. there is a reason why the democrats’ mascot is a jackass…

    Comment by medium john — May 25, 2004 @ 6:09 pm

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