Which would you find more insulting?

COLORADO SPRINGS- I’m not sure which is the more insulting, being accused of murder, or being likened to a hayseed Howdy Doody with nothing between his ears.
Ear to ear mental floss

However cold-blooded the death merchants may be, calling them murderers to their faces is plain rude. The recent Space-weapons Symposium was an opportunity we couldn’t resist to do just that, but I will never assert that our message was for everyone.

If some peace advocates are uncomfortable with a condemning tone, there are plenty of alternative approaches. But the sanctimonious rancor with which protesters chose sides on Monday, in favor of what they considered a more charitable theme, invites a counterpoint.

First let me say that an advantage to having two distinct messages at the scene meant that at first glance, one protest could be confused for being a counter-protest of the other. Which meant we were able to draw the attention, if only for the seconds it took to realize their curiosity was mistaken, of even the many trying to avert their eyes.

This year, the Citizens for Peace In Space group elected to chide the Space Symposium attendees, those warmongers in space-sheep’s clothing, to “Stop Truth Decay,” using handouts and a puppet to illustrate a complementary pun: “Mental Floss.”

Get it? Well, you probably needed to read the flier. There was also a giant toothbrush, and before and after teeth.

The mental-floss demonstration involved a large paper-mache smiling country bumpkin agitating a string, pulling it literally “in one ear and out the other,” to and fro. For some reason I associate that with some sort of international gesture for a person you think is empty headed. As twirling your finger in the vicinity of your ear expresses disrespect for another’s sanity.

If I were a space technology scientist, even if only accidentally murderous, I think I’d prefer being called a homicidal bastard, sooner than a grinning doofus.

Which is to say, I subscribe to both themes, and the spirit demonstrated by the Truth Decay team was convivial, but judging messages based which opens, rather than shuts down communication, which peace contingent then was being the more condescending?

CPIS Stop truth decay vs CFP silly murderers

Actually, a surprising number of attendees took pictures of our MURDERERS banner, many of them posing with us, sooner that stand next to the puppet, much less take a flier.

Of course, I’m not sure what that indicates about the efficacy of either message.

31 thoughts on “Which would you find more insulting?

  1. AvatarChristopher

    This is insulting! “cold-blooded the death merchants may be, calling them murderers to their faces is plain rude.” The protest took place with a very large malice. I hope all resolved peacefully.

  2. Avatarjonah

    The North Korean satellite test is being decried by the same “experts” who condescendingly call us “tin-foil hat Luddite conspiracy theorists” for pointing out the same thing about the U.S. Space program, that the technology to put up a communications satellite is the same which would put up and then bring down, wherever the controllers want it, a bomb.

    Add in the Royalist Nonsense that somehow the U.S. in a “Civilized” country which has never committed or attempted to commit genocide, and has absolutely no Imperialist aims…

    Meaning, North Korea or any other Not-As-Rich-As-Us nation only has such sovereign rights as the U.S. Government allows them to have.

    Israel, for instance, has Nuclear weapons and has twice in the past 2 years invaded and bombed living hell out of their neighbors.

    Difference is, their government went hat in hand, and Kissed The Emperors Ring and begged permission to have Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    The same WMDs they’re threatening to use against Iran.

    Because the Iranians, unlike the Knesset, aren’t a groveling bunch of Vassal State U.S. puppets.

    What amuses and astounds me, is the same Redneck “my country right or wrong” Socially Retarded Animated Sphincters who insist that American Space Projects are all peaceful, and call us “ignorant” for saying otherwise and daring to question the motives of NASA…

    Are the ones who say that NASA scientists who compiled NASA data proving anthropogenic Climate Change are just a “liberal conspiracy and anybody who believes in Global Warming is an idiot”

  3. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “Israel, for instance, has Nuclear weapons and has twice in the past 2 years invaded and bombed living hell out of their neighbors.

    Difference is, their government went hat in hand, and Kissed The Emperors Ring and begged permission to have Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    The same WMDs they’re threatening to use against Iran.”

    Having been attacked by several Arab states on numerous occasions, with continued hostility, violence and aggression directed toward Israel, Israel’s armament is fully justified as a self-defense measure. As for the statement that Israel is threatening to use “WMD” against Iran, Israel has made no such threats. It has been the president of Iran who has been making overt threats to Israel’s security, such as suggesting Israel be wiped off the map. International law allows for preemptive military action in the face of impending attacks, so, Iran would be well-advised to tamp down the threatening rhetoric.

  4. Avatarjonah

    Bullshit.

    It’s all about the Imperialism and Your IDF is just another set of Puppet StormTroopers.

    Little Eichmanns.

    You were in favor of Ward Churchill being punished for saying things like that, maybe you’d care to TRY to punish me for saying it.?

    I think you would hide behind your apartment walls and your assumption of anonymity to cheer for the Warmongers if they did it.

    “Courage” Republican Style.

  5. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “It’s all about the Imperialism and Your IDF is just another set of Puppet StormTroopers.”

    You really don’t want to go there given the history of Islamic imperialism.

    “You were in favor of Ward Churchill being punished for saying things like that, maybe you’d care to TRY to punish me for saying it.? ”

    If you were a teacher, your conduct would certainly be a factor negating your tenure.

  6. AvatarTony Logan

    ‘Islamic imperialism’? What a stupid Doofus the Israeli propagandist is! The imperialist countries are dominated by Christianity as their state religion, ‘Danny’. Didn’t you know that? And at their side are the ‘Jewish’ sidekicks that are made up of the Jewish State land grabbers.

    It is not Syria or Iran that has one zillion military bases in other people’s lands all around the globe. You are so out of it that you don’t even seem to understand that that makes up the pure essence of the definition of imperialism?

    If you had taken some classes given by Ward Churchill, maybe just maybe you wouldn’t be such a group of totally ignorant propagandists? Xcept for the fact that you guys are basically a religious cultist group almost like the Mormons, Scientologists, or the American Buddhists with their prayer figurines, beads, wheels, idols, etc are. It’s just that you are religiously focused on Israel as your idol and fetish object. No amount of jack hammering will usually tear you fanatics away from your religious idolatry it seems.

  7. Avatarjoe

    You people (Eric, Jonah, Tony) say you are for peace, but you are plain mean. You speak with no kindness for your fellow human, and I have no doubt now that you would round up whom you felt was not in total agreement with you, and exterminate them.

  8. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “Islamic imperialism’? What a stupid Doofus the Israeli propagandist is! ”

    You are in grave need of knowledge. Do your homework. Read Bernard Lewis’s book, “What Went Wrong” Read about the Moslem conquest of Palestine in the 7th century. This is a start. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200201/lewis

    “And at their side are the ‘Jewish’ sidekicks that are made up of the Jewish State land grabbers”

    You are so bereft of knowledge, I don’tknow whether to laugh or cry. Land grabbers? Israel returned the Sinai desert in exchange for peace with Egypt. The Sinai territory is larger than Israel, itself, and has oil reserves, to boot. Israel returned Gaza in ’05. Israel offered to return the West Bank in 2000 at Camp David. In 1967, Israel offered to return both Gaza and the West Bank after capturing the land in a defensive war, in exchange for peace with the Arabs. People were shocked the victors in war offered to return land to the vanquished. You are so desperately in need to be educated. You are wallowing in the darkness of ignorance.

    “If you had taken some classes given by Ward Churchill, maybe just maybe you wouldn’t be such a group of totally ignorant propagandists? ”

    Based on the in-depth report of his plagiarism and academic fraud, and his fake American Indian heritage, I really don’t thnk so.

  9. AvatarTony Logan

    You Israeli military robots hate Ward Churchill because he understood just how exactly Jewish State expansionism works just like Anglo expansionism worked in North America. And he wasn’t afraid to teach about that either. Bringing up Muslim expansionism in the 7th Century is typical of you cartoon characters, Chinche.

  10. AvatarTony Logan

    ‘I never heard of Churchill ’til Bill O’Reilly publicized his shenanigans. O’Reilly’s not Jewish.’

    Really? I had no idea! YOU are too comical, Moshe. I mean you really are!

    That putz may not be Jewish but he’s one dumb fucking Zionist, isn’t he? Jewish State imperialism is now nothing more than an adjunct to American Right Wing Christian State Imperialism, and all these really dumb Christian Zionists like Barack Obama, Rush, and Dopey Bill O’ really are part of the ‘shenanigans’ that you dope push, White Phosphorus.

  11. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “That putz may not be Jewish but he’s one dumb fucking Zionist, isn’t he?”

    I wouldn’t know. I’ve watched his show for years and I don’t recall him ever talking about Israel. You are really obsessed with Zionism. Education is central to Zionism. but, you are not educated. Might this be the reason for your demons?

    “Jewish State imperialism ”

    Considering Israel only returns land, it’s not very good at imperialism now, is it?

    “really dumb Christian Zionists like Barack Obama, Rush, and Dopey Bill O’ really are part of the ’shenanigans’ that you dope push, White Phosphorus.

    Obama graduated from Harvard Law and O’Reilly graduated from Harvard with a masters degree in international relations. I graduated from Princeton and am attending New York University School of Law. What are your academic credentials?

  12. AvatarTony Logan

    I am so impressed by your academic credentials, no doubt bought! Of course, as a dumb fuck you, Dan the Zionist, claim to have watched O’Reilly’ show for years without ever having discovered that Bill the Beak, is a Christian Zionist!

    For that to be an honest statement, you’d have to be one stupid Pendejo, now wouldn’t you, ‘Dan’? Are you really that stupid with your ‘law’ degree? …lol… Kind of Alberto Gonzales stupid, perhaps?

  13. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “I am so impressed by your academic credentials, no doubt bought!”

    Um, yeah, it’s known as tuition.

  14. AvatarTony Logan

    No kidding? And where did this Princeton tuition money come from for you, ‘Dan’? Your own hard work down at the factory?

  15. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “No kidding?”

    Yah, no kidding.

    “And where did this Princeton tuition money come from for you, ‘Dan’? Your own hard work down at the factory?”

    “This Princeton tuition money” “came from” a combination of scholarships and private funds.

  16. Avatarandrew

    in addition, bush jr went to grad school at harvard,bush sr went to yale,cheney went to yale,nixon went to duke (not ivy league but pretending to be) kissinger went to harvard, and rumsfeld went to you school,princeton-wtf?

  17. Avatarjonah

    Clinton went to Oxford… a school which Harvard only dreams of being.

    Yale’s trust fund is much like the Bush family trust, built on Slavery.

    Not surprising.

    The Bush family also has money they made banking for the Nazis as in Hitler.

    Since Prescott Bush was also managing funds for not just Yale but all the Ivy League schools at the same time, perhaps an explanation would be in order.

    There’s now an investigation being done at the World Court into Swiss banks who also collaborated with the Nazis.

    And George Bush.

    His brother Kneel, Bush!! and his other brother Jeb robbed America in the Savings and Loan crash 20 years ago.

    Kind of like when GW dodged the draft by getting his appointment to National Guard, and then Deserted… it helps to have one’s Daddy in a upper echelon of Federal Government to bail you out.

    So, Dan, you want to take pride in running with thieves?

    There’s a good chance your fellow thieves will be on the run, very soon.

    You might want to strap on your Adidas and RUN with them.

    Run like the Israeli Draft Board showed up at your door.

    Run like there’s a serious chance the Wars you promote will reach out and pull you in, like you would have to actually FIGHT in the wars you promote.

    and from which you make your tainted Blood-money.

    Because, Dan, your chickens are coming home to roost.

    See Dan.
    See Dan run.

    Run, Dan, run…

    Run, run, Dan…

    Dan, run run…

    Run run run…

  18. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “Clinton went to Oxford…Yale’s trust fund is much like the Bush family trust, built on Slavery.”

    Clinton graduated from Yale Law School. Does that make him complicit to slavery?

  19. Avatarandy

    i thought you got the point with your superior education- let me go on: o’reilly went to grad school at harvard,and hannity went to your school nyu, enouigh said or not. The point is, that bec you went to a name school means shit. get it shit for brains?

  20. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “i thought you got the point with your superior education”

    Oh, was there a point? Hard to discern one.

    FYI, Hannity dropped out of NYU, undergrad. not law.

  21. Avatarjonah

    Is the Clinton Trust fund tied to the same Slave-ship operations as George Bush’s?

    O’Reilly and Bush are the ones who are envious of the Rhodes Scholarship.

    Oxford is a university where you don’t get in if you’re not qualified, unlike for instance, GW getting in (and getting a draft deferment) on Legacy Points, or “Affirmative Action for Dumbass Dilettante Rich Boys Who Are Too Stupid To Pass Entrance Requirements (but need to get in out of the Draft)”

    Not surprising that you would find people like that to be Admirable.

    You find Cold Blooded Racist Killers to be admirable.

    Not surprising either that the two groups converge at so many points.

    Or that the people who make money from the shed blood of other Humans are so easy to spot, because they’re the ones extolling the “Duty” of other people to go to War, while they’re safely ensconced in their Rent Controlled Apartments or daily screaming their OUTRAGE!(tm®©1993-2009 DumFox Noose Nutwerx) that anybody would question that Call To Duty.

    Bill O’Reilly is a big fat ChickenHawk just like his buddies.

    Just like his Admirers.

    Like you.

    When are you going to enlist in any Army and put your Corpus Personal where your mouth is?

  22. Avatarjonah

    You know, risk losing your own life or health for the sake of making money either for yourself or your Masters?

  23. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “Is the Clinton Trust fund tied to the same Slave-ship operations as George Bush’s?”

    Hard to say. Clinton has, however, received $10 million for his library from Saudi Arabia. In 2005, Saudi Arabia was designated by the US Department of State as a Tier 3 country with respect to trafficking in human beings. Tier 3 countries are “countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.” Saudi Arabia oppresses religious and political minorities, homosexuals and women. Any foreigner found to be infected with HIV, or, any other serious medical condition, is deported to their country of origin. It also has capital punishment, including public executions by beheading, as well as corporal punishment that includes amputations of hands and feet and lashings. Be careful who you hold up as an icon of freedom.

  24. AvatarTony Logan

    Andy— “i thought you got the point with your superior education”

    Israeli spam gunner ‘Dan’ replies—-” Oh, was there a point? Hard to discern one.”

    Well, Danny, YES there was a point I was making to you, My Good Man. That was that your credentialing from your ‘combination of scholarships and private funds’ doesn’t really mean shit to us here at NMT. In other words (your own), we now know that your ‘private funds’ spotlight you as a young richy rich brat and not much more than that.

    Certainly another ‘law’ grad with your level of ignorance and smugness is certainly nothing the world needs more of. I mean, don’t you think?

  25. AvatarDan Chinitz

    “Certainly another ‘law’ grad with your level of ignorance and smugness is certainly nothing the world needs more of. I mean, don’t you think?”

    Well it is true I didn’t bribe my way into college as is custom at Oxford. LOL.

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