RFA

Radio Free Asia. Formerly a CIA operated radio station designed to subvert state authority in the name of “freedom and prosperity.” What implications does this propaganda broadcasting machine have on Asian nations, specifically states that are already having trouble trying to create a stable country?

I am reminded of what occurred between East and West Germany. Although East Germany, has been seen in a negative light post 1970’s, it was not always a bad place to live in contrast to West Germany. West Germany was more open to debate and political battles because of the difference in ideology placed upon them by the victors. The instability these political battles caused West Germany to fall behind East Germany politically and economically. One may argue that the West was jealous of the Soviet-run East Germany because of how efficient it had become under a Communist system, which only gave all people, one goal and one dream of a social paradise. The same could be said for pre-1970 North Korea, which were outproducing and out performing South Korea due to their stability and Soviet style economy. However, what happened after the 1970’s in East Germany was the desire to seek more. What had caused the East Germans, who were once satisfied and superior to the West to give up what they had for more? It was propaganda from the West. Images and promises of new cars, furniture and a chance to pursue ones own dream of being rich and never working again, which normal West Germans could rarely achieve (but the E. Germans never knew that), that captured the imagination of the East Germans. Now they wanted more, now they considered their stable and flourishing economy, insufficient and pointless if they could not have what the west “could” have, not that most West Germans could afford these things anyway. The point was people no longer cared about what they had as long as their was something to tempt them away, the sin of envy, the desire of lust, the sin city that was once all of Berlin, had re-emerged, to break people free of the spell they believed the Soviet Union had put them in.

So what does this mean? Are people are happy or borderline satisfied with what they have until they are tempted with something better? Why settle with an average wife and a happy family, when there are pretty, sexy women calling for your ass every single night. The call of nature tells us to spread our seed everywhere, so why bother settling down? Why be satisfied with a Toyota Corolla when you could have a Ferrari? Humans have never been practical, hence the failure of ideologies that expect people to be practical. People are animals that desire to be alpha, and until the information age hit us, many of us just brushed it aside. However, most of us can’t live that way forever, by the time we get old we want to be cared about, we want the young to look after us, we want social security? So when instability causes so much pain, death and suffering, why does Radio Free Asia choose to broadcast their programs, which prevents states from stabilizing and possibly stop conflicts in Asia for good? Well, because instability is profitable. Profit in the name of a “just” cause is even better. In the name of “American-style” democracy, many will fall, many will rise, but all we know in the end is Radio Free Asia is here to tempt, but its also an investment. In times when American economic woes are of big concern, congress still pours big dollars into RFA and I believe that it is an investment they expect to pay off. Arm sales? Freedom fighters? Who knows what RFA will give America, but at least to them, profit is profit. Even at the cost of true human unity, the acceptance of different ideology, cultures, ideology and “peaceful co-existence” some people believe some are more important than others. Maybe it is time for the downfall of the superpower who chooses itself, and not world stability, world peace, and the lives of everyone else.

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I got my Tetanus shot today. I didn’t even feel the shot, however my arm slowly felt the vaccine take action. Feels kinda sore!

Economic Imperialism

Countries are battling for contracts in developing nations in order to secure the limited resources available on Earth today. What will happen when all developing countries are contracted and none are left? Will there be a new ideology to stress this problem like Marx had written about, back when it was territorial imperialism? Ultra Economic Nationalist groups? Private military corporations to sabotage competing nations? We will see in a century.

Hitler wanted war?

Many people continue to assume Hitler wanted war on the Summer of 1939. Is this some sort of western propaganda that people got caught up in? Yes, Hitler did want war, but not in 1939. Hitler expected war in 1942. Germany did not have the technology to take on all of Europe, however most of the technology that was necessary to take over Europe and obtain economic Autarky was not achieved until 1942. However, by 1943 Germany had lost a great deal of soldiers in Stalingrad. Over 300,000 surrendered and wouldn’t survive to see the end of the war, while many more perished fighting. Without these soldiers, there were few to pilot, move and use these new technologies. Poland was to be annexed and acquired the same way Czechoslovakia was. Hitler was heartbroken that his favorite nation, Britain, had declared war on him, when he wanted to unite and “liberate” East Germany from Polish “repression”. Remember, Poland was split between the Soviet Union and Germany, yet Britain and France was the first to declare and start “World War 2” against Germany only. If Britain and France had not declared war on Germany, it would be very likely that the Germans would have declared war on the Soviet Union in 1942 with full Blitzkrieg, air, land, water, and possible Atomic arsenals.

Pickle Jar.

Pickle Jar

I can not open you,
but to ask another is taboo.
As a man I must endure,
missing your sweet and tender allure.

By: Gary.

Olympics are over, the sales begin.

So you worked during the Olympics, made some money, went out and spent it all on Olympic stuff. Just as VANOC planned! Why buy stuff we don’t need, especially stuff that can be considered soured milk, since the Olympics have ended for almost a week? Some may say its good to be thrifty, others say theres still the Paralympics to cheer for, but most will agree I just can’t help it. I, for one, tried to avoid it. It started with a China hoodie priced at $70. It came with a free toque and a bag, and it didn’t make me feel guilty about dishing out the amount equivalent to a days worth of paychecks. It felt good, it looked good, and I could wear it casually. If it got cheaper I can “price adjust it.” Then after the Olympics I picked up a $100 jacket, not the best color, or the best size, but it was buy one get another lesser or equal price free, but why couldn’t I pass it up? First of all, the Olympic logos were pretty hidden, which means I could wear it for other sporting events or just casually and even without the Olympic eyecatch, they felt quite comfortable.

So I got a Green $100 jacket and hoodie to express my patriotism now and in the future, yay! I told myself I would stop there, but a friend recently found a outlet store selling Olympic merchandise that was passed its prime. Again I promised myself if I had to pick up something it would be as unOlympic as possible. After lining up for almost 2 hours, I went in, thought i didn’t see anything I liked, but quickly my eye spotted a fanny pack. It was only 10 bucks, and the quality wasn’t bad compared to another one i paid for years ago, which was the same price, but broke on me while I was in China. What surprised me was, while it took me about 10 minutes to decide if I actually wanted, I saw people grabbing loads and loads of useless bags, key chains, and other Olympic stuff that was pretty tacky and putting them into cardboard boxes and buying them enmasse.

What are these people going to do with all this outdated junk? Since everyone was Asian, I assumed that they were going to send it back to Asia as gifts, or just hide it in the closet, be proud and 10 years later throw it away. All the Olympic coverage must have driven into people’s minds that Olympic merchandise will never be here again, and that for some reason we had to grab some to prove that we were here. Everyone on tv with Olympic merchandise was happy, so we figure maybe thats whats missing from our lives! We buy it, feel satisfied, then move on to the next thing. Impulse shopping is for the weak minded, and sometimes I find myself getting caught up in it, however, the longer I spend in a mall, the less I actually want. I was about to leave with my friend when I spotted a computer bag that looked pretty professional. I picked it up, took it to the register and paid for it, because unlike other people there that day, I needed it.

Personality?

Personality Disorder Test Results

Paranoid |||||||||||| 42%
Schizoid |||||||||| 34%
Schizotypal |||||||||||| 50%
Antisocial |||||||||||||| 54%
Borderline |||||| 30%
Histrionic |||||| 30%
Narcissistic |||||| 26%
Avoidant |||||| 30%
Dependent |||||||||| 34%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||||||| 38%

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Disorder Info

Eccentric Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal

Individuals with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar.

Paranoid Personality Disorder – individual generally tends to interpret the actions of others as threatening.

Schizoid Personality Disorder – individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder – individual is uncomfortable in close relationships, has thought or perceptual distortions, and peculiarities of behavior.

Dramatic Personality Disorders: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic

Individuals with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions, distorted self-perception, and/or behavioral impulsiveness.

Antisocial Personality Disorder – individual shows a pervasive disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others.

Borderline Personality Disorder – individual shows a generalized pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and observable emotions, and significant impulsiveness.

Histrionic Personality Disorder – individual often displays excessive emotionality and attention seeking in various contexts. They tend to overreact to other people, and are often perceived as shallow and self-centered.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder – individual has a grandiose view of themselves, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy that begins by early adulthood and is present in various situations. These individuals are very demanding in their relationships.

Anxious Personality Disorders: Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

Individuals with these disorders often appear anxious or fearful.

Avoidant Personality Disorder – individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism

Dependent Personality Disorder – individual shows an extreme need to be taken care of that leads to fears of separation, and passive and clinging behavior.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder – individual is preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.