This article is a disgrace. If you were to walk to the front door of the Weekly, you'd see some words written on a mustard wall. A mission statement. The mission of the Monterey County Weekly is to inspire independent thinking and conscious action, etc... By turning our election process into a drinking game? I don't feel inspired, and neither does your boring premise. But I don't want to be just a negative voice. How about 5 viable alternative takes. Still fun, but more inspired. 1) A fantasy election. Draft your candidates, 5 points for a win, 3 points for a smear campaign, 1 for a provocative/viral statement, -3 for a lost debate. 2) Egyptian Rat Politics. You sit in a room with someone that politically disagrees with you and a deck of cards. Every time there's a dispute, you each pull a card, winner is proved correct by the same force that informs the i-ching. In the case of a tie, first person to slap the deck wins. 3) A good old fashion bare knuckles boxing match. No need to involve politics, just a fight for its own sake (worked for Pitt and Norton). 4) A game of political stud-finder. When a talking point is questionable, possibly a fallacy or just plain irrelevant, you slam your head through the drywall in your living room. Hit a stud, and the point is moot. 5) Sit with your back against a tree and just breathe. More useful to the world, inspiring, and conscious than the debate, this article and any church or political circus.
Lensfocux, and dying human - bravo. Evidently there are at least 2 other clear thinking voices reading the Weekly. I suggest you not further alienate this demographic, MCW. They make you look credible.
Good on you and shame on you. First of all, good on you MC Weekly for pissing me off. If you don't piss me off at least 5 times a year, you're doing something wrong journalistically (You actually piss me off every week with that elitist boring cartoonist Tom Tomorrow, which I wouldn't mind never reading again, so shame on me for watching tha trainwreck every week); however, shame on you for publishing this story. It's not your story to tell. This is a global story. You are a local paper. You don't have the resources, financial or personal, to acurately do a story this big. If Al Gore were coming to town, or if there was a measure on a local bill, something, then you could make it apply, but know who you are, and stick to pissing me off with your candidate endorsements. This piece is just a parrot piece of an Al Gore seminar. Nothing new added to the story. That had its place 25 years ago, but in the Internet era, we can get better info than you can publish, so it was a waste of a cover story (you only get 52 a year, and I refuse to believe there's so little going on in the county that you couldn't publish something unique). I mean, come on, you're all we got. Our daily paper publishes AP news, our radio is syndicated and our TV outlets are absolute drivel. You are our newspaper, so give me what I can't get anywhere else.
(not Charlie,... Charlie's brother)
I have to say though, for the most part, the pop-socialists around here are simply a mildly annoying local bummer (think poison oak) - this decades answer to the equally agitated 1990's anarchists: angry, lost, and entitled as hell. The more irrelevant their talking points become (and they are, in no uncertain terms, in their death rattle), the louder they whine. Or cry. (And, how desperately they wail when they do. It's alarming. I'm talking 5150 zone breakdowns over solar panels). A warning to those who have somehow managed to elude the solicitation of this bizarrely paradoxical anti-human/coexist "good news" (as indeed they are just as often eerily swaying and smiling as they are pissed and protesting): they who have sipped the proverbial kool-aide have become accidental missionary pawns, and unless you'd like to become one of them (or one of their hostage victims in line for your Americano/perusing Farmers Market/reading the cover story of the local weekly paper), it's time to wake up. You want to help the planet? Value life. ALL life. Plant, animal and sea life. But do not forget to value YOUR life and the lives of ALL of your fellow humans. We are nothing without our humanity. We are not a plague upon this earth. We do not need population control at the gentle hand of our government - but that's EXACTLY what we are being PRIMED for. If you are admittedly eugenicist (and no doubt proud of it), rest assured, you pitiful wreck, that depopulation will happen in time - quite naturally as it always has - without your ill-conceived and evil power crazed gurus efforts to speed it along in the name of "The Greater Good". Please, closely rethink your ideas on socialism if you are advocating for it - it cripples humanity - ALWAYS. Seek and spread information, NOT fear. Continue to support organic, local, and sustainable living. Oppose GMO's, fluoridated water, pharmaceutical drugs, allopathic procedures and vaccinations - they keep you sick, dependent and complacent - and all the more vulnerable to control from the powers that be. The People are waking up, and they're not real happy. We're pissed and we certainly don't need any more irritating clones droning on in our ear each morning about how scary the fucking weather is. The New World Order and their mediocre Jedi moves can suck it. And as for Gore and his Poli-ecology? Stop falling for it. It makes you looks dumb as hell. I, for one, have been vaccinated against Stockholm Syndrome. But nothing else.
Ug. Al Gore - An inconvenient Fraud. While I despise all hard-line politicians, I have a particularly strong aversion to this smarmy twit who shamelessly lobbies his eugenicist agenda behind the guise of environmental ethics. To those who feel that this anti-Gore position means one must therefore, hate (in no particular order): the earth, their life, peace, whales, recycling, minorities, health care, homosexuals, puppies, women's rights, and unicorns. I assure you, I hate none of the above. Except sometimes puppies.
In all fairness, Gore's masters are truly the ones to blame (Soros, Bilderbergers, Big Pharma and the NWO elitists who continue to kill us as softly, or swiftly as we allow). I cannot fathom how anyone can tolerate that endlessly amended and contrived eco-rhetoric for another second. The somber (yet, somehow, hopeful... weee!) speeches laden with ever changing "scientific data" from a team primed and purchased for the "cause". The fact is, the truly ecologically minded see right through it. The only people truly buying the hype anymore seem to be the impressionable collegians (yes, academia is often a criminal source of disinformation - gasp!), and the Clinton loyalist consumers. "The earth is dying, and it's ALL OUR FAULT!" Psychologically, that sort of drama appeals directly to the guilt/shame aspect in an inherently sensitive and/or damaged character. It's a jackpot of justification and an incredibly convenient opportunity for repentance for their very existence. Unfortunately, the ramifications of this are merely swelling the pockets of politicians, and doing squat to solve any honest issues.
In short, Big-Eco is doing for the environment what The American Cancer Society is doing for Cancer - nothing but finding new ways to continue to drain the consumer. There is a vested interest the tragedy, as without the disease/eco-geddon, there is no money. Any collateral successes are naturally counted without question as the result of this "awareness". Weak sauce.
After all, who DOESN'T want ecological balance, hope and change? The entire eco-circus counts on that - and PREYS on the vulnerable and kind-hearted of our nation to FALL FOR IT so they can silently enforce their police state. They're equally dependent on (indeed, more dubiously) the rageful, dejected, and eternal victims of their own damn fault. The self-hating, human-hating, America-hating eco-groupies who are far more sociopathic and dangerous than any other political demographic - both presently and historically (think an armed U.C. Berkeley campus, led by Kaccyznski and Ayers).
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