Sunday, November 24, 2013


exempli gratia is Latin for “for the sake of example”

For some time there has been the stoking of the fear that Iran might create thermo-nuclear weapons (there has not been the corresponding fear that the countries which have had many such weapons for many years may be an ever present danger). And there has been a chief international fear monger and militarist advocating for military assault on Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu, currently premier of Israel. He and his neo-conservative allies in the US have been itching to have this war for years. Last night the news came from Geneva that Iran had concluded an agreement with the “P5+1” group:  Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States. The last to agree with this “peace” was France.

Last night, President Barack Obama told our nation this agreement would “cut off Iran’s most likely paths to a bomb”. The president also said, diplomacy created a “new path toward a world that is more secure”. The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad, Javad Zarif, termed the agreement an “opportunity to end an unnecessary crisis”.

For most of the world this was good news. For most of the world this was good news, but not the Republican party. The Repukes are not keen on peace. The Repukes are against every possible thing that reflects well on President Obama. I have noticed the rank incivility, and evil character of John Cornyn many times. He has a vileness approaching that of Dick Cheney. He is the minority whip in the Senate, making him #2 in the Republican power structure there. Almost immediately he went on the idiots’ telegraph service, Twitter, and telegraphed this excruciatingly petty, stupid, and ill mannered statement:
“Amazing what White House will do to distract attention from Obamacare.” — Sen. John Cornyn (Repuke, Tejas) 
Everything is bigger in Texas. This state’s collection of misanthropic scum that has littered the American political scene this past generation has no near competitor. There has been comic devices wherein someone is named “the worst person in the world”. For this moment in time, the worst person in the world is John Cornyn.

Now, it may be politically permitted by the pharisees to quote a Jesuit:
The taproot of violence in our society today is our intent to use nuclear weapons. Once we have agreed to that all other evil is minor in comparison. Until we squarely face the question of our consent to use nuclear weapons, any hope of large scale improvement of public morality is doomed to failure. Even the possession of weapons which cannot be morally used is wrong. They are a threat to peace and might even be the cause of nuclear war. The nuclear weapons of Communists may destroy our bodies. But our intent to use nuclear weapons destroys our souls. Our possession of them is a proximate occasion of sin. — Richard McSorley, S.J. †2002.

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