Saturday, June 03, 2006

Meet Perfesser Steve Brady....

Steve Brady, USAF (Ret), is, sadly, indeed a professor of Logistics.

I say "sadly" because the punctuation- and spelling-challenged Mr. Brady is being paid to "teach" his students such wonderful "facts" as that recent glaring election inconsistencies can be chalked up to the horrible unreliability of exit polling and that Americans actually LIKE being spied upon.

An Air Force bean-counter safely sheltered from combat, Brady is quick to anonymously snipe at veteran Randi Rhodes for her highly public political stances. But his blog, and as far as I can discern, his "tutelage", consists of repetitively biased, rightwing, fundamentalist ramblings that somehow always manage to turn into examples of how clever he is.

His one-trick modus operandus consists of finding some writer and sifting through the words like a starving dumpster-diver until he finds some minor point over which to triumphantly shout "AHA!" and pointing out yet again to his students how clever he is, before a typical ending of "class dismissed" or the equivalent. Unfortunately, he's not quite clever enough to recognize the inconsistencies in claiming to be a "Christian" while supporting the state-sanctioned wholesale extermination of human beings.

Here's hoping his students emerge relatively undamaged.

Quote of the Day:

"I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."

--C. S. Lewis

4 comments:

JenniA said...

I have to say, while Prof Steve Brady is a logistics professor, he seems more like a politician! BTW, N.A.P. a bean counter is an accountant which I would have to say is so not a logistician!! These two would focus on different things...Hey Don't forget the blog readers of The Prof's really love your word choice!!

New American Patriot said...

Hey!

Thanks for confirming that I figured out his identity!

KaCHING!

the professors student said...

I can't understand why you still feel the need to attack the person, and not the ideas. What does going and finding out his identity do for you? Does it cause you to feel superior because you feel you can hold it over him somehow?

I have been following both his and your blog for a while now, and it seems to me that even if he presents an idea contrary to yours, wouldn't it be a more mature, and even enlightening, to engage in an intellectual discussion with him through these, instead of resorting to name calling? I am a college student, and I can honestly say that if such words and phrases were used to defend a point in any debate I have been in with other students, faculty, and even politicians who have come to my campus, that persons opinions would be immediately disregarded. No one will take a person seriously who utilizes such a crude and even immature defense. Instead of attacking him, discuss why you think his perspective could be fallacious. Just an idea.

New American Patriot said...

Hey:

You have an absolutely valid point. I'd be perfectly willing to do so, but do have a quick look at his original posting, in which, using me as an example of "media distortions", he says (in somewhat convoluted terms) I'm stupid, and worse, I didn't bother to read the story I cited, which is both ridiculous and insulting. As I tried initially to point out, the fact that there have been floods of desertions IN THE PAST in no way lessens the fact that there has been a flood of desertions from THIS conflict - 8,000 according to the USA Today story originally cited.

Brady's
cute little post
http://theprofessornotes.blogspot.com/2006/04/liberal-dose.html


"This particular blog reminds me of some of the worst writings I have seen in class. Students will do anything to get a point across in their papers, and will cite things that don't actually argue what the student portrays it to be arguing. Unfortunately, I have actually seen articles submitted by academics for peer reviewed journals, where the authors misrepresent the argument put forward in a cited work. This is a classic point in case.

Hmmmm... I must admit, because of the errors on this one page, and how easy it is for someone to quickly check the facts by actually reading the sources cited, I found myself wondering if this blogger is actually a conservative make a veiled attempt at making liberals look stupid. Hey, it's either that, or... So students, learn a valuable lesson. Before you cite something, read it."


Brady "teaches" dangerous distortions to his students, characterizing liberals and leftists as "screaming" "crazy" "stupid", "whining", "liars" and manipulative fearmongers.

A few choice quotes:

http://theprofessornotes.blogspot.com/2006/04/left-doesnt-believe-itself.html


"Liberals are trying to "steal" elections the old fashioned way. Lying and scaring the electorate. Popularizing crazy conspiracy theories. Making people feel fear, rage, and hopelessness. And then, getting people to vote for them based on irrational fear."

And then there's this very creepy post "Voters like to be monitored" (http://theprofessornotes.blogspot.com/2006/05/voters-like-to-be-monitored.html), in which he says:

"Yup. The left likes to whine and complain about the Republicans and the Right. They like to scream about individual rights, but put their own lives at risk and they give up those rights faster than Kennedy grabs a whisky bottle.

"...reports are that the city, a city (like so many other cities around the nation) dominated by the left and the Democrats, has voted overwhelmingly to allow video surveillance."

He thus asserts that 63,597 supporters of video surveillance (none of whose party affiliation is even vaguely mentioned)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2006/by_state/PA_Page_0516.html?SITE=PAPHQELN&SECTION=POLITICS


out of the city's 1,517,550 residents can somehow be extrapolated to represent America's 142 million voters.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p20-556.pdf

Were Brady just some private citizen spouting his views, that would be fine, but he's in a position of great responsibility, representing his personal propaganda as fact to his students, who are very naturally inclined to believe what he says to be truth.

And presenting American politics as a polarized extreme left vs. extreme right is disingenuous at best, and downright manipulative at worst:

Either A) he's repeatedly, deliberately lying to his students or B) he can't honestly see the truth himself. -- Neither possibility inspires confidence.

In fact, American voters comprise at least 123 official political parties.
http://www.politicalindex.com/sect8.htm


As to election fraud, I implore you to avail yourself of the free resources on the Internet:

I suggest you see for yourself the video of the "Brooks Brothers rioters" Bush appointed to cabinet positions, who were flown in by Bush's campaign team to tear up voter ballots and forcibly stop the recount of votes that ultimately led to Bush's being appointed to the White House by the Supreme Court:
http://www.unprecedented.org/

Or the videotaped sworn Congressional testimony of programmer Clint Curtis, who swore in an affidavit that he'd been asked by Republican Congressman Tom Feeney to write the voting machine program that would SWITCH ELECTRONIC VOTES and then BURY ITSELF
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2004/12/18.html#a1102

You can read the internal company emails from voting machine manufacturer Diebold about how thousands of Presidential election votes were "disappeared"
and their discussion of how to hide it from state regulators. Not to mention the "backdoors" that allow paperless voting machines to be secretly hacked in under two minutes in the free book (http://www.blackboxvoting.org) "Black Box Voting" and elsewhere.(http://aliberaldose.blogspot.com/2006/02/black-box-voting-needs-your-help.html)

Electronic vote theft is very real and threatens to destroy the very thing which has made America geopolitically influential and unique -- its diversty of voices, and the power of its electorate.

Question everything Brady says. You cannot trust what he tells you.

Find out for youself.