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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Try It, You'll Like It

The most useful thing about young, useful idiots – the kind that are useful to the Communists – is that all the Communists’ old tricks are new again with every succeeding generation.

Every Generation X, Y, and Z plus one to infinity presents a new opportunity to deceive and mislead with utopian ideals and corrupt politics.

The history of the Internet is a technically complicated narrative, but one that goes something like this:

Before the wide spread of internetworking (802.1) that led to the Internet, most communication networks were limited by their nature to only allow communications between the stations on the local network and the prevalent computer networking method was based on the central mainframe computer model.

Several research programs began to explore and articulate principles of networking between physically separate networks, leading to the development of the packet switching model of digital networking.

These research efforts included those of the laboratories of Donald Davies (NPL), Paul Baran (RAND Corporation), and Leonard Kleinrock at MIT and at UCLA. The research led to the development of several packet-switched networking solutions in the late 1960s and 1970s, including ARPANET and the X.25 protocols. Additionally, public access and hobbyist networking systems grew in popularity, including unix-to-unix copy (UUCP) and FidoNet.

Now that last reference, to UUCP, sounds like my brother’s friend, D., who was a genius. He could speak seven languages (including Unix), play the piano by ear, beat everyone at chess, and graduated near the top of their high school class. He was involved in the development of a unix-based public access/hobbyist networking system.

Unless you were an egghead like D., the Internet was comparable to my grandfather’s old radio set of the 1920’s, a mail-order contraption he built from a kit which took up their whole kitchen table.

The Liberals have discovered that we’re not only onto them but have breached their Internet wall. We’ve belatedly discovered that we can just easily get our message out as they can.

They have to do something - quick!

So they trot out the Net Neutrality bill, a Constitution-defying piece of bureaucratic regulation that under the guise of consumer protection and faster Internet speeds, will assure that, with lightning-speed, you’ll only be able to pull up the propaganda the government wants you to read.

President Obama paternally advises the public to try reading “the other side.”

He and his information technologists must really think we were born yesterday to fall for that piece of corny, condescending advice. They scruple not to make it sound as though in the vast universe of political ideas  communism is the tiny voice crying in the wilderness, hoping to be heard above the common clamor of conservatism and capitalism.

Who do they think they’re kidding? Well, it must be the young people, who can be very indignant at the sound of any voice but they’re own. Children automatically resent the voice of wisdom and experience. They want to find out for themselves and usually must, because they’re blockheads.

Really. There’s this block of mental cement between their two ears that doesn’t get blasted away until their own teenager cranks up the volume on the car radio a little too high one day and the one-time teenager realizes they’ve become their parent.

And the Liberals know they’re blockheads. Useful idiots (commonly attributed to Lenin, sometimes in the form “useful idiots of the West”, to describe those Western reporters and travelers who would endorse the Soviet Union and its policies in the West).

They use this same sales pitch to advocate the use of marijuana, as though they’re trying to get a young child to eat green beans.

Read our websites. Go the Huffington Post or the Washington Post. Read us, they genially urge the young. It won’t kill you. You won’t instantly turn into a Liberal. Or a communist. Oh, that’s just the nattering of those conspiracy-theory Conservatives. They’re so old. Don’t pay attention to their warnings – it’s just senility.

Yeah….

The U.S. history teacher in high school tried that approach only to have us tell him what he could do with his history. That was precisely his intention, to lull his victims into complacency, until they were nodding like bobble-heads.

Young people are very easily swayed into compliance by peer pressure. A little condescending talk here, some jibing there, and you’ve got your Junior Trotsky right where you want him.

Oh, just take another drag on that blunt, there. Have another beer. Just drink a little more of that Kool-Aid. You’ll be one of us in no time, and you’ll feel so much better. Say, where’s your Che Guevera tee shirt? We’re all getting together tomorrow to agitate for the illegal immigrants. You gotta put on your Che! He’s so chic.

Be there or be square, dude! You want to be left out?

What? What are you talking, George Washington?  Died of syphillis. Thomas Jefferson? That old slave owner? Benjamin Franklin? Dirty old man, all those friendships with those French and English ladies.

What, what? What do mean, he was well-respected by the French, that they revered and admired him? You’ve been reading too many history books, friend. We’re talking about France, here. Hello? France, dude? Paris? The Lost Generation?

You know, Ho Chi Minh, the Ayatollah Khomeini? Those were the true revolutionaries of Paris, not that fat old fogey in the spectacles.

Madame DeFarge? Yeah, well, okay. That’s good, women’s rights. I don’t remember reading about her suffrage protests, but if you’re into her, that’s good. If you liked her, maybe you can get a tee shirt of her.

Oh. You’d rather wear a sweater in her honor? That’s a little weird, dude. Oh wait, what was she, like a symbol of sweatshop labor? That’s cool, then. If it’s for the cause, you know, evil, capitalist pigs exploiting the lower classes, go for it!

Viva le revolution! Liberte, fraternite, egalite, and all that stuff.

Knit, knit, knit.

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