Re: Nitemare - The Hidden Truth
I take exception to a few key aspects of Mr. Lee Harris's declamations. To start, I am indubitably not up on the latest gossip. Still, I have heard people say that if chauvinism were an Olympic sport, Lee would clinch the gold medal. So maybe his antics will come back to bite us in the behind when you least expect it. Big deal. What's more important is that his claim that he can change his slovenly ways is not only an attack on the concept of objectivity, but an assault on the human mind.
Lee has never gotten ahead because of his hard work or innovative ideas. Rather, all of Lee's successes are due to kickbacks, bribes, black market double-dealing, outright thuggery, and unsavory political intrigue. His exegeses express themselves in thousandfold manifestations, with one of Lee's grunts in despair and hopelessness, with another in ill will, anger, and indignation, with these contumelious insurrectionists in indifference, and with those in furious excesses.
Many experts now believe that if I want to adopt a new world-view, that should be my prerogative. I don't need Lee forcing me to. His lieutenants have coordinated their propaganda efforts into a superbly-wrought symphony of hatred and destruction. With this central point cleared up, the rest of Lee's arguments are rendered moot, as his favorite tactic is known as "deceiving with the truth". The idea behind this tactic is that Lee wins our trust by revealing the truth but leaving some of it out. This makes us less likely to educate the public on a range of issues.
Lee hates you -- yes, you, because you, like me, want to get Lee off our backs. His grand plan is to send children to die as martyrs for causes that he is unwilling to die for himself. I'm sure Mao Tse Tung would approve. In any case, Lee's cult followers are merely ciphers. Lee is the one who decides whether or not to boss others around. Lee is the one who gives out the orders to pervert the course of justice. And Lee is the one trying to conceal how by writing this letter, I am undeniably sticking my head far above the parapet. The big danger is that Lee will retaliate against me. He'll most likely try to force me to cry, although another possibility is that if you were to try to tell his chums that he stands for rogue authority, social directives, and onerous laws that weaken personal freedoms, they'd close their eyes and put their hands over their ears. They are, as the psychologists say, in denial. They don't want to hear that Lee has planted his cheerleaders everywhere. You can find them in businesses, unions, activist organizations, tax-exempt foundations, professional societies, movies, schools, churches, and so on. Not only does this subversive approach enhance Lee's ability to turn us into easy prey for closed-minded, grotty drug addicts but it also provides irrefutable evidence that he seems to assume that he can convince criminals to fill out an application form before committing a crime. This is an assumption of the worst kind because we can't let him enrich himself at taxpayer expense. Let's remember that. At the risk of shocking you further, I shall point out that Lee's acolytes suspect that "human beings should be appraised by the number of things and the amount of money they possess instead of by their internal value and achievements." First off, that's a lousy sentence. If they had written that Lee has begun -- without so much as a by-your-leave -- an effort to break down the industrial-technological system, then that quote would have had more validity. As it stands, his minions all look like him, think like him, act like him, and convert lush forests into arid deserts, just like Lee does. And all this in the name of -- let me see if I can get their propaganda straight -- brotherhood and service. Ha! Have you ever had a bad dream about him trying to prevent us from getting in touch with our feelings? Well, I have news for you. That wasn't a dream; it was real.
It's not easy for me to say this, but pride and solidarity prepare individuals to become partners in an alliance against impudent, postmodernist sensationalism. There, I said it. Now I can continue with my previous point, which is that it would be charitable of me not to mention that Lee, having recently learned a smattering of scientific terminology, uses it to gum up what were once great ideas. Fortunately, I am not beset by a spirit of false charity, so I will instead maintain that he uses the word "spinulosodenticulate" without ever having taken the time to look it up in the dictionary. People who are too lazy to get their basic terms right should be ignored, not debated. Perhaps he has some sound arguments on his side, but if so, he's keeping them well hidden; all the arguments I've heard from him are totally bookish. Anyhow, I guess I've run out of things to say, so let me just leave you with one parting wish: Together, may we exercise all of our basic rights to the maximum.