Posted On: Tuesday - May 11th 2021 8:59PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Websites  Pundits  China
It's not like there aren't about 10 posts on deck with images all saved and ideas ready to expound on. Why I have been spending too big a portion of many days on the Unz Review is that it's easy to make comments on, the articles are indeed controversial as Ron Unz touts, and there's the usual: I've GOT to get busy. Someone is wrong on the internet.*
Though I spent a good while trying in this effort, writing in under Ron Unz latest American Pravda series column, this one called "The Truth" and "The Whole Truth" About the Origins of Covid-19 (Hint: the title is bullshit.) It's more on Mr. Unz's "The American Deep State did COVID-one-niner" origins theory. Hey, the guy has done some great dives into history before, coming up with some very believable theories, especially regarding Euro and American politics of the beginnings of Communism in Russia and the World Wars. That's all important stuff. However, his circumstantial-evidence-based hokey theory on the origins of the Kung Flu has been a sorry job, IMO, showing the lower range of his supposed 214 IQ, along with displaying his Kung Flu hysteria. I just realized that Peak Stupidity covered all this nicely in Where have you gone, Ronald Unzio, ... 3 months back, so I'll stop here.
I will now segue into explaining my spending another 20 minutes writing back to the former curmudgeonly gonzo-style journalist, now less-than-worthless** Fred Reed. He has another column up touting all things China. No doubt, the amount of engineering and technological progress going on there is amazing, especially in the transportation industry. However, what I get from this column, a few previous ones' from Mr. Reed and Ron Unz's column mentioned above is that there is just plain anti-Americanism that is starting to piss me off.
You got problems with "our" Feral Government, the education system, racial stupidity? Hey, I'm with you. There are thousand of things to criticize. These two guys are all about "Americans just suck", period. Regarding Fred Reed, I'm guessing it makes him feel a lot better about having bailed out to say that his old country sucks in every respect. As for Mr. Unz, it's not so pervasive, but his Sinophilia, with no background of actually seeing China and no Chinese sources, is more a way of showing his anti-Americanism than anything. Mr. Reed, however, went for a 2 week vacation, so he knows everything.
I wrote a long comment to Fred Reed that one can see there. I spent the time in order to correct the record. Why bother, besides the reasons of more traffic to PS, as explained**? That gets to the title of this post.
All that has gone down in the ruination of America is not known all around the world. Even a majority of Americans don't know very much of the story. We are dealing with people, in China for example, that see the US as it is today only. They have never read any history, and besides the much fewer Chinamen that have spent time here in the old days, let's say pre-1995, they have no experience with the old freer, whiter, can-do America. I just bring up China because I read asinine comments from overseas Chinese commenters that, well, aren't really so asinine if you know only today's America, and as learned about from the NY Times, CNN, and sometimes people like Ron Unz and Fred Reed.
It's sad knowing that all the good in American society through our history and even in many of the people in current America may never be known about in the future. History is written by the victors, they say. I can go on for hours a day correcting the record on unz comments, with even Mr. Unz not knowing his country worth a damn - the guy just doesn't get out much, obviously - but is there a point to it?
I now know how regular Russian citizens in the USSR, your average German under Hitler, or many of the more intelligent Chinese people during their Cultural Revolution felt. Much of the world hates your country because of what the people in power have been doing.*** You have not been able to stop them. You know there are lots of good people who want no part of the stupid shit that's going on, but they don't know about you. The world thinks you are all stupid or evil. They want your country destroyed. If that happens, they will never care afterwards that you were there fighting all the stupidity and evil your whole life.
It really doesn't help to have assholes like Fred Reed lie about the history that has gotten America to this point.
* There is a good cartoon with this joke, which I'll find easily and use for another appropriate post.
** Why do I bother reading and commenting?, you may well ask. I have seen more hits from links I've put under his posts than any others. He must get read a whole lot, is all I can figure. I want to get traffic on here, and this is one way. That's all - I'm pretty sick of the guy.
*** In our case, I'd say only for the last 3 decades, in the extreme sense, with the beginning of the ruination going back just over a century.