Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson dies

An extreme tragedy in the music industry has occurred. This is one of the most horrific tragedies in the history of the music industry. The King of Pop Michael Joseph Jackson has died of cardiac arrest. This death has shocked the entire world. He changed the face of music for good. He may be gone, but his music, legacy, and influence on pop culture will still live on. I am a big fan of Michael Jackson myself. My favorite songs from him include "Off the Wall", "Rock With You", "Human Nature", "Heal the World" (which I performed at a state mental institution), "Remember the World", and "You Rock My World."

In honor of Michael Jackson, top 13 performance episode of American Idol season 8 performance, which was originally broadcast on March 10, 2009, would be rebroadcast on June 29, 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

TZ Doctrine tenet #21: Reality comes before ideology

Common sense comes before business sense. Scientific accuracy comes before political correctness, and doing otherwise is politically correct nonsense. The media these days seems to be more interested in political correctness than in scientific accuracy. That is destructive and divisive, and is politically correct nonsense. Putting political correctness ahead of reality or scientific accuracy is a politically correct nonsense and a threat to civil liberty and constitutional government. There are special interests groups within the United States and Great Britain that would love to see those nations fail, and the Americans and the British are cursed with federal governments that do not listen to them. Regardless of how the elections turn out, the special interest groups always win. The United States was once a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, after many years of corruption and bribery, it has degenerated into a government of the special interest groups, by the special interest groups, and for the special interest groups.

Freedom of speech means the freedom to saying anything as long as it is the truth. It does not exclude anything that might offend others. We have the extreme right, comprising of social conservatives who attempt to legislate against what they find to be morally objectionable, and the extreme left, comprising of social liberals who attempt to make everything politically correct.
I am opposed to hate crime laws that are based on false premises or violative of the First Amendment. The hate crime laws I am opposed to include religious hate crime laws, such as a law against quoting a passage in the Bible in Church.

There is the gender wage gap myth. Our society teaches that a female employee makes 75 cents for every dollar a male employee makes. That figure is repeated as a mantra and blindly accepted as true, but in reality, it is evidently false. That figure is misleading and dishonest because it does not compare male and female employees of equal experience. Female employees work an average of four and a half years less than their male counterparts. The factors that determine the pay rate include education, job experience, and job choice. There are 80 jobs in which women on average get paid more than men, but they are mostly traditionally female.