Touching the Untouchables

"When You Gonna Wake Up?"

Great Men (and Women and Deities) of History. Above criticism, beyond reproach, untouchable?

I think not.



#1: Thomas Jefferson

Can a man be considered great even if he's a complete hypocrite?

#2: Charlemagne

Greatness defined through military might. By this definition, Hitler was a Great Man. But, then again, Hitler didn't do his slaughtering in the name of Jesus.

#3: Abraham

God said to Abraham kill me a son...

#4: "Loving God"

If petty, jealous, spiteful vindictiveness, with a wee bit of wrathfulness thrown in, is your idea of "loving" then this is your guy.

#5: Pedophile God

Is God a pedophile?

#6: Vimy Ridge

Mindless nationalism turns meaningless slaughter into "glorious, righteous killing".

#7: The Pope

Closest man on earth to God? Well, yeah, certainly, if God likes the promotion of unnecessary death and suffering.

#8: Mandela

Is one of the greatest men alive in need of a Touch?




Christ ,Son of God emptied himself when he became aman.He humbled himself to become man in order to make men sons of God .It is the greatest example for all of us .

who said what??

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid. President Dwight D. Eisenhower <>


She was responding to the finding of a United Nations FAO report that 567000 Iraqi children under the age of five had died as a result of sanctions. Commenting on the deaths of more than half a million children, said I think that this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it ? Madeleine Albright, as Clinton's Secretary of State<>


Signed legislation permitting doctors to remove the life support system of patients in a persistent vegetative state, regardless of the wishes of the family ? George W.Bush<>


(1) worked for Senator McCarthy during his red witch hunts and (2) permitted J.Edgar Hoover to wiretap Martin Luther King ? Robert Kennedy (1) as McCarthy's Junior Counsel and (2) as Attorney General<>


Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with a man or woman, shall be punished; if a man, by castration, a woman, by boring through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half inch in diameter at the least ? Thomas Jefferson<>


Who held that spiritual characteristics are tied to skin colour and that non-white skin colour is a sign of spiritual defects that would be expunged in a future race war ? Rudolf Steiner<>


Short of changing human nature, therefore, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war ? Richard Nixon<>


If we see that Germany is winning, we ought to help Russia, and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way we let them kill as many as possible. Harry Truman<>


Who said Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed; those who are cold and are not clothed ? President Dwight D.Eisenhower<>


Japan was already defeated ... dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary. I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was no longer necessary to save American lives ? General Dwight D.Eisenhower<>


Accepted the Grand Cross of the German Eagle - the highest medal that Nazi Germany could bestow on foreigners - in July 1938, four months after the German annexation of Austria ? Henry Ford<>


Reference to Tiger Woods' first Golf Masters win, who said there'll be a spectacular increase in the number of black boys (and I do mean boys - teenagers) who begin to infest the public courses in America ? Alistair Cooke in his BBC Letter from America<>


Presented Chairman Mao Tse Tung with a bouquet of poems that lavishly praised the Chinese leader as the timely rain to nourish the land ? The Dalai Lama<>


Blocked the marriage of his son and disowned him, commenting How can I, who has always advocated renunciation of sex, encourage you to gratify it ? (The son subsequently became a homeless alcoholic.) Mahatma Gandhi<>


Founding father said of the proposed American Constitution This is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism ... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other ? Benjamin Franklin<>


The use of quantity of money as a target has not been a success. I'm not sure that I would as of today push it as hard as I once did. ? Milton Friedman<>


Said of Saddam Hussein He has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours ? Colin Powell<>


Said of containment against Saddam Hussein We are able to keep arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt ? Condoleezza Rice<>


I do not consider Hitler to be as bad as he is depicted. He is showing an ability that is amazing and seems to be gaining his victories without much bloodshed ? Mahatma Gandhi<>


I am strongly in favour of using poisonous gas against uncivilised tribes ... to spread a lively terror ? Winston Churchill<>


Granted several audiences to, and received a donation of more than $1 million from Shoko Asahara, leader of the Supreme Truth cult of Japan, and spreader of sarin gas in the Tokyo subway ? The Dalai Lama<>


Politician travelled to Indonesia and received a $10 million donation from dictator Suharto to help party funds, while avoiding criticism of Indonesia's repressive policies, including political imprisonment ? Nelson Mandela<>


Warned of the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the US military-industrial complex and its potential to endanger liberties and the democratic processes ? President Eisenhower<>


With reference to World War One, who said : If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as admirable (as Hitler) to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations ? Winston Churchill<>


What has miserable, inefficient Mexico to do with the great mission of peopling the New World with a noble race. Walt Whitman<>


Urged suspicious attention to any proposed new law or regulation that comes from businessmen, because they have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public ? Adam Smith<>


To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability. George Bush Snr<>


Demonised Jews and urged the destruction of their synagogues and houses, the seizing of their valuables and the denial of their prayer books and passports ? Martin Luther<>


Expressed humanitarian abhorrence of the death penalty, declaring that to kill a man in a paroxysm of passion is understandable, but to have him killed by someone else after calm and serious meditation and on the pretext of duty honourably discharged is incomprehensible ? The Marquis deSade<>


On World War Two, said: The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs ? Mahatma Gandhi<>


# 9 Touching the Untouchables

While it is not quite on par with the ministering to the poor of Mother Teresa and her Sisters of Charity, there is a group who I think needs to be shown due admiration for their 'touching of the untouchables'. This group of women is not some group of nuns toiling for the poor in oblivion in some remote shithole. However, these women routinely touch this group of untouchables who no one else in their right mind would want to come within whiffing distance, let alone actually make physical contact with. This group of abject, disgusting human filth is on par with a fish farms maggoty mort tote. Dung beatles walk away from them with their noses plugged. Captain Underpants flies away from them complaining of their stinkiness. Yet this group of saintly women cares for them, they feed them and clothe them. They love and nuture them. Who knows whether it is unconditional love that motivates these Florence Nightengales, or just an ignorance of available options. The angels that care for these dirty devils are.... the wives of the Halfmoon Bay Soccer Team! thanks for doing a job no one else wants to do.

Dave R.