Crocodile Dumbdee Strikes Again

Our old friend sklyjd aka “Crocodile Dumbdee” strikes again. He commented on my post “About Evil” in which I feature one of JP’s awsome videos in which JP defines evil and in which he explaines how to deal with evil.
sklyjd tries really hard to prove that he’s an idiot by shooting down his own arguments.
Am I too harsh? You be the judge.

Here is sklyjd’s comment in full:

“Evil ? What a complete mess. In this mans world and in his context the NRA that he obviously loves, all religions including his own, schools, any kind of ruling government, the police, doctors, the military and any organisation that generates certain rules or legislation that you may not like or feel is ungodly or not conforming to your ideology can be defined as processed by evil people.

I understand profound immorality and wickedness is how evil is generally defined in real English and the proper definition would cover real evil acts such as murderers, rapists, terrorists, school shooters, armed robbers, child snatchers and the Putin type of leaders but does not describe or include the majority of people on the planet who do their duty conforming to laws and directions expected of them while living good and honest lives, but because they are not of this mans personal idealism and world views they would be classed as evil.

This man with his extreme views is the kind that drives divisions in society and enhances confused mental states of many people and ultimately contributes to the self destruction you are witnessing within your own country. You should thank your God this man is not broadcast nation wide.”


Here are my responses:

“Evil ? What a complete mess. In this mans world and in his context the NRA that he obviously loves, all religions including his own, schools, any kind of ruling government, the police, doctors, the military and any organisation that generates certain rules or legislation that you may not like or feel is ungodly or not conforming to your ideology can be defined as processed by evil people.”

Response: What utter garbage. sklyjd can’t stop misrepresenting arguments in order to attack strawmen. Obviously, he’s not capable of having a discussion without resorting to logical fallacies. Sound and fury signifying nothing.
Here’s JP’s definition of evil: “Evil, from my point of view is anyone trying to control someone else in a way that is not in their best interest.”
See the difference? It’s not about liking or not liking or about religion and ideology.
It’s about trying to control someone in a way that it’s not in their best interest.

“I understand profound immorality and wickedness is how evil is generally defined in real English and the proper definition would cover real evil acts such as murderers, rapists, terrorists, school shooters, armed robbers, child snatchers and the Putin type of leaders but does not describe or include the majority of people on the planet who do their duty conforming to laws and directions expected of them while living good and honest lives, but because they are not of this mans personal idealism and world views they would be classed as evil.”

Response: It’s always funny how sklyjd shoots down his own arguments. He enumerates the things that he thinks are really evil and puts them in contrast to the things he doesn’t view as evil such as following the law and obeying orders.
Here’s JP’s definition again: “Evil, from my point of view is anyone trying to control someone else in a way that is not in their best interest.”
Let’s see how the things sklyjd views as evil fit JP’s definition of evil.

murderers. JP’s definition needs expansion.
rapists fit JP’s definition perfectly.
terrorists fit JP’s definition perfectly.
school shooters fit JP’s definition partially, needs expansion.
armed robbers fit JP’s definition perfectly.
child snatchers fit JP’s definition perfectly.
Putin type of leaders fit JP’s definition perfectly.

How stupid do you have to be to rail against someone’s definition of evil and then to go on and cite examples of evil which mostly fit the definition you are railing against? My only explanation for that kind of stupid behaviour is that sklyjd is not too bright or intellectually underpowered which makes interactions with him painful. Talking to idiots is no fun. What a clown.

How about the things sklyjd views as non-evil?
Conforming to laws doesn’t make evil good. If a law itself is evil then conforming to that law is evil. In ancient Sparta the law was that a young man had to kill a Helot as a rite of passage. That’s evil if you ask me. Furthermore, the Nürnberg trials have established the principle that there is a higher law. Hitler’s murderous thugs could not cite German nazi law as a defense because that law was evil and it violated the higher law. The Nürnberg trials also established the principle that “I was just following orders” is no longer a defense when those orders violate the higher law.

The idea that lawful behaviour cannot be evil is just plain stupid. Equally stupid is the idea that laws, orders and policies are not evil just because the goverment was democratically elected. Putin, like Hitler was elected.
This kind of thinking is illustratiive of sklyjd’s collectivist views. He is a nutjob with the mindset of a fanatical nazi who thinks police violence against journalists is ok and that the individual is subject to the collective and that freedom is of no big concern as evidenced here and here. That’s the only reason why he has to object to JP’s definition of evil. JP’s definition highlights the evil of goverments, authorities and people in power.

“This man with his extreme views is the kind that drives divisions in society and enhances confused mental states of many people and ultimately contributes to the self destruction you are witnessing within your own country. You should thank your God this man is not broadcast nation wide.”

Response: These are the ranting and ravings of a fanatical nutjob. sklyjd couldn’t point to anything extreme in JP’s video if his life depended on it. If he could he would have done so. The only extremes exist in his screwed up mind. Of course, in the mind of the totalitarian any kind of dissent drives division and “wrongthink” which he calls “confused mental states”. Oh, what irony. An idiot talking about confusion. The only thing that leads to self-destruction are the radical, extremist policies of the green fascists implemented by the Biden administration. I guess, sklyjd would, in keeping with his totalitarian views, censor JP if he could or put him off the air.

12 thoughts on “Crocodile Dumbdee Strikes Again

  1. Barabbas Me, I do not think you were held down and forced to put anything into your body, if you worked in a service as I have previously said that involved interacting with people some who had underlying health problems or were advanced in age you would have had to have the vaccine, otherwise you had to find another job, arguably fair enough when considering the elderly deaths.

    My government gives me a free care plan every year because of my age where they check everything so yeah I do not mind government totalitarianism if that’s what it is called, of course you would not have such a benefit. They did suggest I had a vaccine because they did not want me to end up in hospital but they did not force me. It makes me wonder why you would assume everybody fits into one of your political categories when they do not agree with you, is it a form of insult?
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  2. “Evil, from my point of view is anyone trying to control someone else in a way that is not in their best interest.”

    Let me explain this to the Trump faithful. Your comedian was jumping up and down about the vaccinations. They may not have been popular but our governments were not trying to kill us but to save us from a rapidly spreading disease that at the time was new, it killed people and could have been much worse than it was. You can take this both ways but the consensus is that the vaccines saved lives and prevented long term health problems for many people especially in the first year and with the Delta strain, therefore I would argue it was in the best interest for most.

    Child indoctrination with adult ideologies removes their choice and best interest for many, and have you heard of “pray the gay away” This religiously motivated process has done heaps more mental harm than good mostly to children and teenagers, many who develop suicidal thoughts. They are looking to ban it in Australia and in many other countries. The American Psychological Association concluded that homosexuality is not a disorder. This system is called controlling people that is not in their best interests.

    The laws of abortion in the US are currently geared to controlling all pregnant women and girls regardless of their unique situation, and this is not always in the best interests for them or the foetus.

    “Conforming to laws doesn’t make evil good. If a law itself is evil then conforming to that law is evil.”

    I understand Hitler’s and Putin’s laws as evil, however would you call registering a firearm or mandatory licensing and training to use one as evil?

    I guess a law that requires teaching secular science in public schools really annoys you and that would be considered evil and I suspect transgender toilets and equality laws and many other laws are considered evil. I am curious to know what other social laws do you believe are evil?

    Oh I also see that any laws that have anything to do with green, such as protection of forests and the environment are evil and of course the climate change laws are also evil.

    “He is nutjob with the mindset of a fanatical nazi who thinks police violence against journalists is ok”

    The fanatical Nazi’s are obviously Trump supporters, plenty of pictures of those guys and they think violence against police is ok.

    You seem to think you are free people, half your country lives in fear of your government so they run around the country like they are the military and build underground bomb shelters to hide in, and many live in fear of being shot so carry their guns wherever they go for protection. Until you taste real freedom you will forever keep going down the slippery slope you are now on.

    I understand how John the comedian manipulates and categorises the word evil. It defines what he does not like about society, like yourselves he dislikes non-Christian type laws and people, atheist attitudes and comments that do not support his world view. If he delivered such a religiously motivated speech to an audience of random people such as Aussies, Kiwi’s, Poms and Canucks or anywhere for that matter outside of the US he would fulfil his job as a comedian.

  3. sklyjd and many others like him have a completely incoherent worldview. It has no foundation and it contradicts itself. Also, many who subscribe to this way of thinking have no self awareness at all, which brings me to my real point. What I find so chilling is that I don’t think evil can see itself or recognize itself. We people tend to just rationalize and justify everything we do. Some of the worst evil is often sold to you as being, “for your own good” or for “the common good.” Almost no one gets up in the morning determined to just do evil like a supervillain.

    1. I agree IB, nobody gets up to do evil, therefore the word is overused. I do not believe the majority of politicians would want to harm their voters, however I do agree they can deliver bad policies and poor laws depending on your political point of view of course.

      By the way my world view is in line with most people who want a good wholesome life without conflict and stress but I simply do not require any supernatural support, and guess what? It works.

    2. Excellent excellent observations. Yes, most people doing evil don’t think they are doing evil and those who know they are doing evil lie to themselves and to others that they are doing it for some good purpose (“for your own good” or “the common good” ). The thought that evil cannot recognize itself is as chilling for me as it is for you. I think that at least some of those who are doing evil are recognizing it but it’s easier to go along and to keep lying to themselves than admit that they have done evil. What evil cannot achieve through lies it achieves through fear, threats and brute force. How many doctors know that the whole covid response is a disaster and still they go along because they fear losing their license? Sometimes you have to pay a price for not participating in evil and it’s easier to go along than to stop doing evil.

  4. sklyjd is the King of Strawman arguments so his comments are unsurprising, although a little amusing. He’s the perfect example of someone not knowing they are being controlled by evil as JP mentions. He compliments your blog post if you think about! 😉

    1. I do not think vaccines mandated by the government is evil Tricia. Many rules and laws we have to comply with for health and safety requirements. Maybe with some things that are not understood we could simply take our time and find out, however in emergency of a new virus that is fast spreading what should governments do? Just leave it be?

      1. Talk about things that were not understood, just everything they said about the vaccines has been proven false. A colossal failure that will haunt society for generations.

      2. Sk… you don’t think the Government forcing you to put a substance in your body is evil? Wonder if you would have said the same had Trump mandated it… I suspect your acceptance of governmental totalitarianism over your body and health has more to do with your politics and your perceived need to defend the indefensible. You and Mr O’Brien from the Orwell’s famous book would probably get on famously. What you describe is Fascism… a totalitarian state with total control over your body and destroying anyone who disagrees and calls for autonomy over their own health choices. State Mandated injections? Medical Fascism.

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