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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Charlie Sheen is a Blundering Idiot

I guess it was inevitable that I would give this Blog thing a try... Apparently they have the Internet on computers now (Homer Simpson).
Before I start, please don't blame me for any comments my brother may have made in the past; not all Wilhelms process information like he does.

Target: Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has risen to number 14 on my nemesis list after his comments concerning 9/11. I should not say he has "risen" to number 14 because this is his first appearance on the list. I never felt that his infamous history of: 1) dropping out of High School for poor grades and legal troubles, 2) "accidental" shooting of ex-fiancee Kelly Preston while intoxicated, 3) payment for over 27 prostitutes (amounting to over $50,000) in 1995, 4) assault and battery charge on his girlfriend in 1996, 5) Various drug rehab stints, and 6) divorce from Denise Richards due to the fact that she feared for her life when she was with Sheen, were any reason to put him on the nemesis list. These actions are repugnant and shameless, but they did not seem like sufficient reasons to make him a nemesis.

It is Sheen's new comments about the "9/11 conspiracy" that put my animosity towards him over the top. Sheen, most likely beseeching his father Martin Sheen (an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration), has argued that the entire 9/11 event was pre-planned by the U.S. Government. 3,000 individuals were supposedly murdered in a carefully planned ruse. Sheen's main argument concerns the aesthetic aspect of the Trade Center Towers collapse, especially Building 7. He maintains that the collapse of this tower could have only been caused by a "controlled demolition," when a fire that debilitated the structure of the building is impossible.

"Anyone that cannot view this as a controlled demolition, I would have to say that their chair was not facing the television. Anyone that can look at this and say 'yes, that is a random event caused by fire' really needs psychiatric evaluation," said Sheen.

Oh really? I need a psychiatric evaluation? Considering I have never shot and abused my girlfriend , I will pass.

Sheen also goes on to argue that the attack on the Pentagon could not have been caused by a commerical airline. Other conspiracists like Sheen have even argued (with a straight face) that the U.S. Government shot a guided missile into the Pentagon.

First of all, why are our celebrities automatically given a writ of passage into public discussion of current events? A majority of actors in the U.S. fail to enter college ( let alone graduate) and yet their opinions are almost regarded as highly as any politician or media mogul. While a college education does not necessarily increase one's intellect, it provides a context for evaluating world events that is hard to develop without education.

I don't understand how these 9/11 conspiracists can actually believe the words coming out of their mouth/keyboard. Does their animosity towards Bush go so deep that they think every bad event in the world is caused by him? They fail to understand any of the evidence in the 9/11 Commission and can only reach for non-rational beliefs founded by their political leanings.

What is more discomforting is the CNN Poll taken on March 23rd which reaffirms Sheen's beliefs by over 4/5 of the population sample of the U.S. Although the poll question is vague, it shows that a majority of the country thinks that the U.S. Government had a part in the 9/11 events. Who are these people and where do they live? I know I have never come across one. The more these false sentiments are being expressed, the less focused our national unity becomes towards addressing the actual problem our country faces as a result of the 9/11 attacks (terrorism here and abroad!).

I wish people would use their commen sense and capacity for abstract thought rather than emotionally charged beliefs that lack evidence.

That felt good...


At 9:27 PM, Blogger Kaiser said...

Welcome mini-Kaiser. And by "mini" I mean the infintesimal number of years it has been since you exited the same womb as me. Did I leave anything in there?

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Pooh said...

98 pounds of fury acting, well, furious.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Frankie said...

Fresh meat! :)

At 11:37 AM, Blogger The Eternal Freshman said...

I like this venting side of you, Kaiser. Gettin' fired up, dude!

At 4:31 PM, Blogger MillerTime said...

To be fair, it is 110 pounds of PURE fury, please Seth.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Pooh said...

Ah the freshman 15, I see. Well played Youngest of Kaiser-san.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Mark said...

you are all nuts...Elvis blew er up.


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