End of the week

Some things came to a resolution with the iran-Israel exchange this past week.

What’s coming out of academia in support of Hamas and Hezbollah is absolutely disgusting.

But it’s not unsurprising in the least.

Listening to Reason’s Just Asking Questions, they interviewed Elice Le Bon, someone with whom I was unfamiliar following her video on TwiX.

She made many points that align with what I’ve suspected about the NeoHippies who have taken over whatever Libertarian movement there is.

I guess she’d had a “debate” with Jersey Dave Smith, who is really just reciting the stuff that comes out of Scott Horton’s mouth.

I went to high school with someone who was actually born in Tehran as a military brat. I knew people who were on the ground during the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

One of my teachers was married to a Persian. He insisted that he be called “Persian,” not Iranian probably because of what the cabal running the country had done worldwide.

(Aside: she was a last-minute replacement Spanish teacher at Osterholz during the last year…..very much a Peggy Hill situation, not so much because she was from Texas, though that might be a part of it, but because she was teaching Spanish kind of as a second option. If memory serves, she was primarily a Home Economics. teacher….and certainly showed how to make tacos a lot better than the ones I was accustomed to.)

I worked for the shouldering remains of EDS. I remember seeing names of people listed in On Wings Of Eagles.

Iran isn’t the terrorist mess that it is because of the US, no matter how hard the Libertarian Institute Institiute insist it’s true.

This does flow from the radicals of the 60s, and what they’ve put up on campus.

Ms. Le Bon mentions Edward S. Herman in her video.

I remember hearing him say on Andrew Heaton’s podcast that the US was behind what happened in Rwanda in 1993.

What the actual fuck?

No, there’s people who believed that. and they’re the Foreign Policy ExpertsTM advising the modern Libertarian movement.

It’s disgusting.

That the Shah was a tyrant is without question.

That doesn’t make what the mullahs have done, and continue to do, okay.

Hamas and Hezbollah have been terrorizing Israel for decades. Certainly there’s a lot to criticize about the Israeli government. I would really criticize some of the COVID measures it took.

Some of their other medical stuff I really take issue with. Obviously, I do pay a lot of attention to what’s going on with things like stem cell research as a potential treatment for MS. I can’t find it right at this moment, but I seem to remember them cancelling a large-scale study using embryonic stem cells for remyelination, because it gave a bunch of the subjects some pretty bad cancers.

Magically, the focus shifted to doing the same thing cultured cells from you, not from a zygote with different DNA.

But, far too often in my experience, you’ll get the normal progression from Chomsky to Herman to Zinn.

If I’m feeling garrulous that day, i might continue the conversation for a bit. Usually it’s not tough to get to the USS Liberty, then fine research from Davide Irving.

It was really awful what we did in Dresden, an dit was all to support American Imperialism.

So, what else?

Basically no feedback on all the urgent work with which I was saddled upon my return from the Gulf Coast.

Despite a water moccasin that’s taken up residence in the ditch behind, seems like my mother’s house is doing well. She, on the other hand, less so. I was starting to piece together my July trip down to see her, but I’m worried that that’ll have to happen earlier.

Not really thrilled with the prospect of flying with a layover in Charlotte or Atlanta, but it might be too much of a pain to get to/from New Orleans this time.