Well, I started thinking about some things (which long term readers will recognize as a warning sign, it’s very dangerous for me to be thinking.) and I came to a conclusion.
I’m a snob.
No, really, I am.
I think that beliefs that one clings to should have some basis in REASON, not just “because everyone believes it…” I believe that someone who is advocating a position should be able to intelligently defend that position, without resorting to rhetoric or obfuscation. I think that while an emotional position is fine for such arguments, that one should be able to articulate those feelings.
I think that everyone should sit down and read a dictionary.
I think that there is something wrong with those who don’t enjoy reading (books and stories, I can understand not reading technical manuals).
I think that instead of speaking and teaching to the least intelligent person who may be present, I should speak and talk to the MOST intelligent person present, that way everyone else is lifted up to their level, and the world’s intelligence increases instead of decreases.
I passionately believe that intellectual laziness is wrong because it leads to laziness in other areas.
I believe that one should be able to think WELL and logically in order to succeed in this world.
I think that if you are going to do something, you may as well do it correctly the first time so that you don’t have to go back and correct it later.
I think that HTML code should be as lean as possible while still being able to be read by the widest possible audience. Therefore most of the neato code fragments that do dancing letters and flashing banners should be dispensed with. That’s one reason you won’t find that on my site. Heck, I had one lady who wrote me who said she had no problem accessing my site during her move on her cell phone.
I think it is the responsibility of management to see and recognize the good and bad jobs their employees are doing, not my job as the employee to tell everyone what a good job I’m doing.
I think that political correctness is neither correct nor (in the strictest sense) political. It is a way for those who feel guilt to martyr themselves on an altar of their own building.
I think that people who do not try to do and to succeed in their lives should suffer the consequences of that decision and left to reap those rewards. I also believe that I should not be held accountable for anyone else’s success/failure and I should not be forced to support them.
I believe that it is possible to be Pro Choice and still despise abortion.
I believe that each person rises or falls according to their own merits.
I believe that there should be some mechanism in the Universe for helping out those who deserve help due to their actions without making them dependant on it. Some kind of Cosmic Instant Karma Plan.
I believe that it is a crime to take away a child’s belief in Santa Claus.
I think that life can be fair, but people don’t allow it to be.
I think that the current trend to entitlement should be stopped and those who espouse such an idea the loudest should be shot.
I think that people should NEVER be persecuted for sex or making love, but should instead be prosecuted and persecuted for violation of promises and oaths related to those acts. Clinton should never have been impeached for an affair, only for lying under oath to cover it up. I think that Bush needs to be jailed for lying to the World and for murder of better than 2000 Soldiers and countless Iraqis. Their names should be read off to him every day, all day on a continuous loop and he should be given a manilla folder of their lives to read and take a test on each and every day. Part of that test should be a sincere apology note to their families.
I think that asking for an unbiased media is asking the impossible. Bias is in every aspect of life. Everyone has an agenda. But asking for the least bias possible is not only possible but also the way it should be. But if bias is not avoidable, then contrasting sources should be used to hit a median.
I have a lot of personal beliefs that are very radical, from breeding licenses to common sense education in the public schools, to the closing of every private school there is and that money being funneled into the public schools.
I believe that those who keep repeatedly calling for separation of the races should be invited into enclaves of their choice, to be imprisoned there. At least then we would have all the crazies in one place where we could watch them.
I believe that rape should be a castrating offense, as well as upon conviction the victim being granted the status of a divorced spouse, subject to receiving half of the perpetrator’s worldly goods and future earnings. It won’t give her back the dignity she had before, but it would make potential rapists think twice before doing this for a few moments of passion.
Just a few random thoughts.