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Thursday, June 14, 2012

On razors, heuristics and time …

Dreams, schemes and constraints …

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (Photo credit: paukrus)

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?” — Robert Browning

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein

“Occam's razor is the law of parsimony, economy or succinctness. It is a principle urging one to select, from among competing hypotheses, that which makes the fewest assumptions and thereby offers the simplest explanation of the effect.” — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Heuristics refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery. Where an exhaustive search is impractical, heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution. Examples of this method include using a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, or common sense.” — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Definition of expediency: the quality or state of being suited to the end in view : suitability, fitness” — From

“We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just -- a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.” — Abraham Lincoln

In case you haven't noticed, humanity is at war. The World War of the Third Millennium (WW III) is, like its immediate predecessor of the 20th Century (WW II), a many-front war: Judeo-Christian morality and ethics versus Islamist barbarism; Western Civilization versus Seventh-century brutality; Conservative and Libertarian realism versus Leftist hallucinations and totalitarianism. WW III comprises all elements of imperfect human attributes — the good; the not-good; the noble; the execrable; the realistic; the batshit-crazy; the sensible; and the very, very ugly. It's an all-out food fight in the Animal House of Earth.

It doesn't look good for humanity's last best hope — the Leftist cretins want to replace it with hopey-dopey. Oh, alright already, so they aren't all cretins; some of them are merely delusional; others are truly evil; the rest are hopelessly-clueless free-lunchers. You all know who's who.

I have no objection to Robert-Browning-like enthusiasm and idealism. I have always believed in the nobility and utility of higher-than-likely-to-succeed goals, especially for the young, whose great advantage is a distant horizon. Youth needs to be idealistic. But there are time constraints. None of us will get out alive; and for those of us who reminisce about our personal mid-life crises, that once-distant horizon seems just around the corner, to blend a couple of metaphors.

The message is clear to all but those who will not see: it's showtime, crunch time, now or never. There's no time left for daydreaming, bullshit or hopey-dopey. Shit or get off the pot, goddammit! The Vandals are at the gate, the inmates are in control of the institutions, and Obama's head is in the sand trap at the 57th hole.

Don't let the bastards get you down. It's not complicated. Traditional America is the good guy, virtually the only good guy remaining, along with Israel. Practically all others are either evil, or blood-sucking, or useless.

Eff 'em if they can't take a joke. Vote; and make it count before we're down for the count.

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