Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Delusional or Deranged?

One might be hard pressed to determine which best describes adjectively Richard Anderson Falk, an American who happens to be the United Nations Human Rights Council's Palestine monitor. We'll offer his words blaming you and me for the Boston Marathon bombings and let you decide.

Writing a commentary for Foreign Policy Journal immediately following the bombings, Falk opines, "The American global domination project is bound to generate all kinds of resistance in the post-colonial world. It is soon to tell, and the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at-large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed."

Of course Falk and others of the DorD persuasion believe (a) 9/11 is payback for our involvement in the Middle East and support of Israel or (b) 9/11 is a giant conspiracy perpetrated by us, as in U.S.

Falk continues, "We should be asking ourselves at this moment, 'How many canaries will have to die before we awaken from our geopolitical fantasy of global domination?'"

As if to prove his Princeton professor emeritus brain might be approaching meltdown, Falk also points a finger of blame at Israel as the catalyst which prompted the brothers Tsarnaev to detonate two pressure cooker bombs and assassinate a campus police officer.

Your humble observer is curious about this "American global domination project" to which Heir Falk refers. We can't dominate our own budget deficit nor can our congressperson find a way to dominate popular opinion of their performance. How the heck can we initiate a global project aimed at dominating the thought and actions of Wheretheheckistan if we can't coalesce within our own borders?

Intellectuals like Falk love to paint the United States as the constantly aggressive monolith which perpetuates evil on a world striving for peace and understanding. YHO is pretty sure his feelings are shared by a rather large majority of United Nations members.

The shame of that last fact is that we continue to be the sugar daddy for a U.N. whose leadership panders to the worst common denominator among the suppressionist governments of the world. If so many members of the U.N. hate us, they should hate our sequestered money and refuse to take it.

Shouldn't we all be proud as punch that Falk is keeping an impartially monitoring eye on happenings in Palestine while finding time to professorate emeritusly international law to impressionable sponge brains at another Ivy League training ground for "activists," bureaucrats and diplomats? People like Falk make it easier to understand why the Ivy League continues to be the fertile ground from which government leaders grow. It's all in the fertilizer.

Foggily transparent

Not long after President Barak Obama declared his administration to be "...the most transparent administration in history, and I can document that is the case," a little solid matter apparently splashed all over the window into his world.

As he ended his address to the National Governor's Association, the President concluded by saying, "And with that, what I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions." Not a single discouraging word reportedly was heard as the herd obediently left the room.

We can't verify the accuracy, but a source inside the meeting reported the first two questions from the heads of states concerned health care reform.

"And with that, what I want to do is clear out the Republican governors except Gov. Christie, of course, so we can answer some questions which my staff has prepared," the source claimed the president said.

Now that, brothers and sisters, is what we call governmental transparency, Louisiana style.

Pat Culverhouse is a journalist and political columnist who lives in Minden. You may contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .






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