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Author:  Jim Wrenn
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Date:  July 8, 2011
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Iran's Ahmadinejad sings "Everybody Needs a Mahdi" as Middle-East Teeters between Catastrophe and Nuclear Apocalypse
While the West continues singing past the graveyard, Iran sings medieval chants to invite the Imam in the Well to return for Armageddon.

How can or should rational thinkers in the West deal with medieval fanaticism seeking to gain nuclear weapons? As psychiatrists would say, we're confronting an avoidance/avoidance choice because we don't have the luxury of an aproach/avoidance choice.

Except for Middle-East experts (and most of the ordinary people comprising the news-junkie audience for the recently-ended Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel), few Americans have the slightest knowledge about the apocalyptically fundamentalist, medieval theology embraced by Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the totalitarian theocracy ruling Iran. Since the Left still enjoys a decades-long virtual headlock on the news and entertainment media shaping America's culture and, unfortunately, likewise shaping what may pass for "political" views of most Americans in the under-40 demographic group, the challenge posed to leaders and citizens knowledgeable about such fanaticism is to develop and implement ways to capture the attention of the typically-not-news-junkies members of that under-40 demographic group in order to enlighten them about the reality of the extreme dangers to Western Civilization if Iran were to complete it's mission to develop nuclear weapons. Civilization is rapidly approaching a tipping point.

Perhaps leaders, bloggers, and activist news-junkies who are knowledgeable about such dangers should adapt some of the attention-grabbing tactics employed by PeTA in brainwashing so many young people into accepting misanthropic pantheopianism by recruiting female models to appear naked at rallies or events designed to educate the uninformed about the extreme dangers that would be posed by a nuclear-armed Iran under the control of such apocalyptically fundamentalist, medieval theology.

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Are there other attention-grabbing tools or tactics to accomplish the same purpose? Perhaps satirical and/or parodic videos designed to peak enough curiosity on the subject could motivate viewers to seek to become informed on the subject. To that end, here's a video:

Everybody Needs A Mahdi from PoliticalXray on Vimeo.

Perhaps watching this satirical/parodic video could also motivate them to watch the documentary movie, Iranium.

Historical revisionist continue claiming that today we'd be better able to deal with the threats posed by Iran if only George W. Bush were to have not toppled Saddam Hussein. The fallacies in those claims are obvious to those familiar with the actual history of events in contrast to the false meme conveyed to the un-self-educating swath of Americans who derive their understanding of history and news from the popular culture controlled by the Left's domination of the news and entertainment media. Those with the patience to watch a video longer than 30 seconds can learn enough to understand the falsity of such meme and become motivated to engage in self-education on the subject:

Bush-Wars Retrospective from PoliticalXray on Vimeo.

So, what is the nature of the choice rapidly approaching us? The choice between the catastrophic consequences of taking effective action to prevent Iran from completing its program to develop nuclear weapons and the apocalyptic consequences of failing to prevent Iran's completion of such program. To use psychiatric parlance, it's not an approach/avoidance choice; it's an avoidance/avoidance choice-- i.e., It's not a choice between an attractive alternative and an unattractive one but rather a choice between extremely unattractive alternatives. A choice between catastrophe and apocalypse. To continue acting as though a "good" choice remains available is to continue to deny reality.

--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.

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Biography - Jim Wrenn

Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.

After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.

He wrote the definitive books on the Clinton Era Error: the Clinton Liebrary Book (pre-October, 2000), which he later updated as the Clinton Liebrary Book 2001 Edition to include Election 2000, the post-election shennanigans, and related events through August, 2001. The 2001 edition is the only known literary source that conclusively shows why Bill Clinton pardoned Susan McDougal but not Webster Hubbel. It also presciently contains the Billary/Hillary Dueling Memoirs. At every opportunity he shamelessly promotes his books for orders on-line or by fax at www.ClintonLiebraryBook.Com. He's also the Librarian at the Clinton Liebrary (www.ClintonLiebrary.Com), which owns exclusive rights to Bill Clinton's most famous speech as well as Bill Clinton's comments after revelation of the identity of Deep Throat in 2005.

As an amateur scientist as well as a scientific amateur, he de-bunks the man-is-causing-Global "Warming" theory, and predicts that by the middle of the 21st Century (when he will be safely dead) physicists will discover the obvious flaws in Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which will lead to vastly-faster-than-light travel through polarization of gravity. As a constitutional-law scholar, he's trying to teach those who hold a static, zero-sum-game view of economic and social theories to understand that "property" is not a "thing" but rather is a human right.

Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.


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