I am a big, warm, kind but ferocious Bear (not a teddy bear). An equalist. Danish, well spoken, loyal, caring, history buff, spiritual, ACDF, socially anxious, musical, artistic, dog owner, married, and Jewish.
What am I about?
My life is dedicated to Tikkun Olam - Mending The World - if need be one being at a time. I don't have time for stupidity, I have no patience with arrogance, false humility, hypocrisy or intellectual dishonesty. If I think you are either of the above, I will call you on it. I will say that the Emperor is naked, even if the whole world says he is dressed and even if it hurts the Emperor's feelings.
I am very passionate about Human Rights, Children's Rights and Equal Rights, and chances are that if you are not, I am going to be up your rear with a chainsaw.
I believe that G-d, the Creator of all there is, meant us to be His hands, eyes and voice to each other in Life. That is the task we have been charged with, and that is what we are here to do. It doesn't matter to me what path you choose to do this on, as long as that is what you are doing.
In addition to being a Bear, I am also an Ogre - like Shrek - and like all Ogres I am bound to respond forcefully to kicks in the groin, burnings of my house, beating of my kids and friends. I am also VERY grumpy in the morning. I am true to myself, not to you or to social conventions. I have been through and seen so much bull crap and horse manure in my life, that I'll bet my last dime that I recognize both when they come across my path. If you poop on my floor, I will ask you to scoop it up and put it in the trash. If you do, that's the last you will hear about it, if you don't, if you don't, I'll come after to you till you do or one of us die, which ever comes first.
Here are all the blogs that I am allowed to link to on Care2:
Conspiracy theories are very ?nice? - because they create a simply picture of complex matters, and they contain enough elements of plausibility to be believable. And they provide people with a scape-goat for the world?s ills. It doesn?t matter if it?s religious conspiracies, political conspiracies or just alien conspiracies - they all serve as proxy for a sense of powerlessness and in the right hands they can be deadly...
Friday, 10:27 PM "Dov started this because he had no retort and because he is on some kind of "mission" to expose me. Save me the dramatics. i wish he would expose me. PLEASE."
I don't usually comply with schmucks asking me things, but I decided to make an exception, to get it out of my system. Perhaps he functions like so many serial killers - he wants to get caught. So I say - flag the skit out of him.
I am also going to post this in "Judaism" and I am sending it to the ADL and the Green party in Canada - because, despite his assurances that "they" all know "who" he is I doubt they are aware of just how deep his anti-semitism runs.
Unfortunately Canadian Law excepts this kind of hate-speech in PUBLIC DEBATES, or I would send it to the law-enforcement in Montreal as well.
We all think of this guy as a joke, I know, but you know, they did the same about Hitler - they, the intellectuals and the more informed, saw him as a joke. The problem is that it's not a joke - to him it's deadly serious, and to those who are too lazy, too uninformed, to radical, too young and too fundamentalist in their make-up, it is all plausible what he says - simply because it plays into anti-semitic sentiments already present. We here may see it, and realize the absurdity of what he says, but I have met far too many in Care2 and elsewhere who actually believe that what he says is true.
Conspiracy theories are very "nice" - because they create a simply picture of complex matters, and they contain enough elements of plausibility to be believable. And they provide people with a scape-goat for the world's ills. It doesn't matter if it's religious conspiracies, political conspiracies or just alien conspiracies - they all serve as proxy for a sense of powerlessness and in the right hands they can be deadly - like the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" which lay the foundation of modern Anti-Semitism, which ultimately lead to the Holocaust.
Conspiracy theories serve as a counter to the sense of powerlessness - if people can "unveil" who is really behind it all, they create a sense of being in control within themselves - if nothing else they have exposed "the enemy" and can rally together with others to do battle on that "enemy".
The Jewish People have served as the channel for people's sense of powerlessness for millenia - men of power (and not necessarily political or religious power) have given the public a bone to scramble around, often intentionally to divert attention from their own schemings.
Adrenaline is a very good remedy for hunger-pangs and physical pains. When people are busy slaughtering their neighbors, (or looking for aliens under their beds) they are less likely to notice that their current government is stealing their crops, cattle and wives and imposing heavy taxes on their daily bread. If you are busy looking for the Jew behind it all "cherchez le Juif", you won't busy yourself with critical thinking or come up with radical ideas that might pose a threat to the Order of the World.
That's why Ted Kouretas aka CheWorks is not a joke, not a laughing matter - he is dangerous. He is a pollutant that cause intellectual global warming - he is not alone, but he is one, that is enough for me.