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'Nil desperandum. That is a Motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a Spark of patriotick fire, we will enkindle it.'
—Samuel Adams, Letter to James Warren, 09 December 1772
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'We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again'.
—General Nathanael Greene
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'Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.'
—St. John Paul The Great

Friend-In-The-Ether Adobe Walls Needs Our Help

17 July 2019 @ 15:59

[NOTE: This post will be pinned here for awhile; for newer posts, see below.]

My close Friend-In-The-Ether Adobe Walls and his Wife suffered a catastrophic fire.

His boss, ARW Concrete, has started a GoFundMe page to help him and his Wife out.

From the page:

Long time employee and friend, Tracy Hobbs, tragically lost his home and several pets last Saturday night in a house fire. Tracy and Natalie lost everything in the fire and are rebuilding from nothing. Theirs is a non-covered loss and any help for this family is greatly appreciated….

Anything you can give will be appreciated.

Adobe, as many of you know, is an Insightful and Humorous commentator at this site and at The Other McCain.

He’s one of the good guys, who wants to see Freedom and Ordered Liberty restored.

The Right, The Moral, Thing To Do

18 September 2019 @ 15:57

Low Rent Pundit is Dead Solid Perfect:

I flipped over to Fox News and saw a clip of Amy Klobuchar talking about how the Democrats are trying to create “national unity”.

And then I thought, “No. No you are not.”

…There are neo-communist progressives who hate you and their candidates for their party nomination are putting forward “we have to destroy the village to save it” policies that prove it.

Democrats don’t want unity unless “unity” means everybody adopts their ideology. They don’t want unity, they want to eliminate their opposition. In that respect, they are a lot like radical Islam, both give their enemies three options, 1) convert, 2) submit to their law. renounce your beliefs and pay the jizya (a heavy tax on the dhimma), or 3) die by the sword.

And they’re Ideologies have lead them to be the top Murderous Regimes in recorded History.

More:

Their view of “unity” is the unity of Orwell’s 1984. Dissent will not be tolerated and the state will tell you what to believe.

I know it seems contradictory to say that American unity has always been about individualism — but that is the one thing Americans have always coalesced around. Individual liberty is the goal, mission statement and the core value of our founding documents. We seek the best ways to be alone together.

Liberty is the glue that has kept America together.

Democrats, like all communists, define “unity” as coerced “sameness” and are wiling to bring economies, industries, markets – and above all, people – down to achieve that sameness.

Now, for the first time in my lifetime, we are witness to a political party openly campaigning to take that liberty away because they claim the love of it has replaced the love of money as the root of all evil.

Democrat 2020: Convert or Die! is a far more appropriate slogan for the next national elections than any reference to “unity”.

I won’t say that “this is the most important election in history” because every “next” election is that — but what I will say is that, for the first time since before WWII, we are watching a wave of open communism wash up on America’s shores.

We have the power to turn back this tide.

Indeed, we do…and we must if Freedom And Ordered Liberty are to be Revived.

Don’t let this Propositional Nation [as Jeff Goldstein brilliantly labels it] go out with a Whimper.

Even if our Fight is Doomed, we must continue to wage War against the Enemies of America, especially those committing Treason From Within because it is the Right, the Moral, thing to do.

#OUTLAW.

…We live in an important Period, & have a post to maintain, to desert which would be an unpardonable Crime, and would entail upon us the Curses of posterity.

The infamous Tools of Power are holding up the picture of Want and Misery; but in vain do they think to intimidate us; the Virtue of our Ancestors inspires us — they were contented with Clams & Muscles.

For my part, I have been wont to converse with poverty; and however disagreable a Companion she may be thought to be by the affluent & luxurious who never were acquainted with her, I can live happily with her the remainder of my days, if I can thereby contribute to the Redemption of my Country.

—Samuel Adams, Letter to William Checkley, 01 June 1774
[re-paragraphing mine]

17 September 2019 A.D. – Memorial Remembrance For a Dear Friend

17 September 2019 @ 15:53

NOTE: I first published this post in 2014 and reposted it in 2015.
I just reread it and it still expresses how I feel on this Anniversary…

Today we honor and remember a most magnificent departed friend of ours who passed away not so long ago.  She was our protector, one of our guiding lights, a harbor that sheltered us from the storms that plague Mankind.  A bold, but prudent Lady, she shone as a beacon of hope in a Fallen World.  She was unyielding in her commitment to the Truth that Human Beings are born with certain unalienable rights and that these rights are the precious gift of a Loving God.

She was brutally murdered by those who despised and hated her, who spent many years abusing her in the most underhanded and Evil ways.  And we did very little to protect her.  We were charged with her precious care, but we were derelict in discharging our duties as her guardians.  As a result, our dear, departed friend became terminally ill, ravaged by an insidious cancer that ate-out her very marrow and tore away at her sinews.  And we neglected her.

She lingered in pain for quite some time, clinging to Life with a tenaciousness that was an example to all and a tribute to her inherent inner strength.  Finally, after much suffering and misery, we allowed an uncaring, reckless, and callous hand to remove her from life support.  And she passed into our memories — well remembered and fondly recalled, but extinguished before her time, before God called her home at the End Of Times.

The Constitution Of The United States Of America is gone, but, thankfully, still lives in the Souls of all Americans, waiting for the summons of men willing to embrace Virtue and capable of summoning her magnificent strength to benefit Mankind once again.

May she Rest In Peace in the hope of a Swift and Sure Resurrection.

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But take heart, OUTLAWS…

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[2019: Even with the Election of Trumpius Maximus Pompey, both Right and Left continue to stomp on The Constitution’s grave.]

The World’s Top Murderers: Islam Or Red China

16 September 2019 @ 17:27

The Armenian Genocide by Islam

Over at the American Thinker, Mike Konrad seeks to make the following case:

When one thinks of mass murder, Hitler comes to mind. If not Hitler, then Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. Credit is given to the 20th-century totalitarians as the worst species of tyranny to have ever arisen. However, the alarming truth is that Islam has killed more than any of these, and may surpass all of them combined in numbers and cruelty.

While the Cruelty aspect may be true, that is a subject for another discussion.

As to the number Murdered by Islam, Mr. Konrad makes a compelling case for his proposition in a succinct, yet sufficiently detailed manner.

Some highlights:

Conservative estimates place the number at 80 million dead Indians.

According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate). — Koenrad Elst as quoted on Daniel Pipes site.

80 Million?! The conquistadors’ crimes pale into insignificance at that number. No wonder Hitler admired Islam as a fighting religion. He stood in awe of Islam, whose butchery even he did not surpass.

Over 110 Million Blacks were killed by Islam.

He has the details in his article.

More:

…However, it does not end there. Add the millions who died at the hand of Muslims in the Sudan in our lifetime.

Much of Islamic slavery was sexual in nature, with a preference for women. Those men who were captured were castrated. The mulatto children of the women were often killed, which explains why Islam was not demographically shifted towards the black race, unlike slaves in the West, who bore children to breed a mestizo class. Add in those dead children; and we arrive at well over 200 million.

Remember that in the 7th century, North Africa was almost totally Christian. What happened to them?

…Some converted. The rest?  Lost to history.

We know that over 1 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary Pirates. How many died is anybody’s guess.

More:

Research has shown that the Dark Ages were not caused by the Goths, who eventually assimilated and Christianized:

…the real destroyers of classical civilization were the Muslims. It was the Arab Invasions… which broke the unity of the Mediterranean world and turned the Middle Sea — previously one of the world’s most important trading highways — into a battleground. It was only after the appearance of Islam… that the cities of the West, which depended upon the Mediterranean trade for their survival, began to die. — Islam Caused the Dark Ages

Add in those unknown millions who died as a consequence.

An interesting theory that rings of Truth.

Further:

How many know the horrors of the conquest of Malaysia? The Buddhists of Thailand and Malaysia were slaughtered en masse.

In the same manner, Islam arrived in the Philippines. Only the appearance of the Spanish stopped a total collapse, and confined Islam to the southern islands.

Once again: see Mr. Konrad’s column for the details.

He continues:

Add this all up. The African victims. The Indian victims. The European victims. Add in the Armenian genocide. Then add in the lesser known, but no doubt quite large number of victims of Eastern Asia. Add in the jihad committed by Muslims against China, which was invaded in 651 AD. Add in the Crimean Khanate predations on the Slavs, especially their women.

Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead. Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam; and this is just a cursory examination.

Mr. Konrad concludes:

Unlike the 20th-century totalitarians whose killing fury consumed themselves, reducing their longevity, Islam paces itself. In the end, though slower, Islam has killed and tortured far more than any other creed, religious or secular. Unlike secular tyranny, Islam, by virtue of its polygamy and sexual predations, reproduces itself and  increases.

Other tyrannies are furious infections, which burn hot, but are soon overcome. Islam is a slow terminal cancer, which metastasizes, and takes over. It never retreats. Its methods are more insidious, often imperceptible at first, driven by demographics. Like cancer, excision may be the only cure.

Here’s where I disagree with him.

As I documented in two previous posts, ‘A Great Moral Failing’ On Our Part and The Menace That Is Red China — UPDATED, the Red Chinese Regime, by all Legitimate estimates, has Murdered over 400 MILLION people.

Islam is certainly a healthy second, but I don’t believe it surpasses the Red Chinese.

Communist Regimes, as we’ve seen, can be brought down — we have Experience in that area.  Bringing down such an Ideology, which masks itself as a Legitimate Religion, is a different story.  We’ve had over one thousand years to do it and we’ve failed.  This Murderous Cult abides.

One fact shines-forth from Mr. Konrad’s well-done column: Islam is, and has always been, a Pestilence — a Virulent Canker on the World’s Soul.

Islam is another of the Ideologies that Plague us and must be fought with Vigor and Resolve.  But such Resolve can only be achieved if we begin again to believe in the Truth that The West is the height of Civilization.

SIDENOTE:

Mike Konrad has a section in his post about Female Genital Mutilation that is spot-on:

Now consider the over 125 Million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor’s sake. In spite of what apologists tell you, the practice is almost totally confined to Islamic areas.

New information from Iraqi Kurdistan raises the possibility that the problem is more prevalent in the Middle East than previously believed and that FGM is far more tied to religion than many Western academics and activists admit. – “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly

Once thought concentrated in Africa, FGM has now been discovered to be common wherever Islam is found.

There are indications that FGM might be a phenomenon of epidemic proportions in the Arab Middle East. Hosken, for instance, notes that traditionally all women in the Persian Gulf region were mutilated. Arab governments refuse to address the problem. — “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly

Remember that this has gone on for 1400 years; and was imposed on a population that had been formerly Christian or pagan.

FGM is practiced on large scale in Islamic Indonesia; and is increasing.

…far from scaling down, the problem of FGM in Indonesia has escalated sharply. The mass ceremonies in Bandung have grown bigger and more popular every year. — Guardian

The horrified British author of that Guardian article is still deluded that Islam does not support FGM, when in fact it is now settled that FGM is a core Islamic practice. Islamic women have been brainwashed to support their own abuse.

Abu Sahlieh further cited Muhammad as saying, “Circumcision is a sunna (tradition) for the men and makruma (honorable deed) for the women.”  — “Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?” ME Quarterly

The Guardian’s writers have a strong reputation for being Delusional when it comes to Ideology..

Mr. Konrad asks:

What other tyranny does this? Not even the Nazis mutilated their own women!

Forced Abortions, in my mind, is a form of Mutilation.  And all the Ideological Tyrannies have Tortured Women [One example: see Mengele, Joseph]

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In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth.

Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle.

Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind.

THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

—John Quincy Adams, The American Annual Register, page 269
[tip of the fedora to Dave Miller][re-paragraphing mine]

.@GeorgeWill — Getting The Basics Wrong

15 September 2019 @ 17:51

Over at Aleteia, Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese Of Los Angeles, has written a review of George Will’s latest book.

Entitled One Cheer For George Will’s ‘The Conservative Sensibility’, it shows why Will’s philosophy ultimately fails and, perhaps more importantly, why he deserves a most-guarded cheer.¹

From the review:

Will’s central argument is crucially important. The American experiment in democracy rests, he says, upon the epistemological conviction that there are political rights, grounded in a relatively stable human nature, that precede the actions and decisions of government. These rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are not the gifts of the state; rather, the state exists to guarantee them, or to use the word that Will considers the most important in the entire prologue to the Declaration of Independence, to “secure” them. Thus is government properly and severely limited and tyranny kept, at least in principle, at bay.

In accord with both Hobbes and Locke, Will holds that the purpose of the government finally is to provide an arena for the fullest possible expression of individual freedom. Much of the first half of The Conservative Sensibility consists of a vigorous critique of the “progressivism,” with its roots in Hegelian philosophy and the practical politics of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, that would construe government’s purpose as the reshaping of a fundamentally plastic and malleable human nature. What this has led to, on Will’s reading, is today’s fussily intrusive nanny state, which claims the right to interfere with every nook and cranny of human endeavor.

With much of this I found myself in profound agreement. It is indeed a pivotal feature of Catholic social teaching that an objective human nature exists and that the rights associated with it are inherent and not artificial constructs of the culture or the state….

Indeed.  That word ‘secure’ is very important as it implies that certain Rights are always in existence for Human Beings whether there is a government of some sort or not.  The state does not create Rights.

More from Bishop Barron:

But as George Will’s presentation unfolded, I found myself far less sympathetic with his vision. What becomes clear is that Will shares, with Hobbes and Locke and their disciple Thomas Jefferson, a morally minimalistic understanding of the arena of freedom that government exists to protect. All three of those modern political theorists denied that we can know with certitude the true nature of human happiness or the proper goal of the moral life — and hence they left the determination of those matters up to the individual. Jefferson expressed this famously as the right to pursue happiness as one sees fit. The government’s role, on this interpretation, is to assure the least conflict among the myriad individuals seeking their particular version of fulfillment. The only moral bedrock in this scenario is the life and freedom of each actor.

Such a belief will eventually lead to Relativism, where [as we see in this Age] people now speak as untethered  separate units [EX: ‘Well…my truth is that…blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.’]

There are no shared guiding set of Principals to bring a nation together.

More from The Bishop [emphasis mine]:

…Central to the Church’s thinking on politics is the conviction that ethical principles, available to the searching intellect of any person of good will, ought to govern the moves of individuals within the society, and moreover, that the nation as a whole ought to be informed by a clear sense of the common good—that is to say, some shared social value that goes beyond simply what individuals might seek for themselves. Pace Will, the government itself plays a role in the application of this moral framework precisely in the measure that law has both a protective and directive function. It both holds off threats to human flourishing and, since it is, to a degree, a teacher of what the society morally approves and disapproves, also actively guides the desires of citizens.

Here is the key to the argument against Will’s Philosophy:

But beyond this, mediating institutions—the family, social clubs, fraternal organizations, unions, and above all, religion—help to fill the public space with moral purpose. And in this way, freedom becomes so much more than simply “doing what we want.” It commences to function, as John Paul II put it, as “the right to do as we ought.” For the mainstream of Catholic political thought, the free market and the free public space are legitimate only in the measure that they are informed and circumscribed by this vibrant moral intuition….

Russell Kirk called it The Moral Imagination

We must always be on guard against ourselves acting against the Mediating Institutions.  Leftism seeks to Destroy these utterly, but the kind of Libertarian Philosophy [and that’s what it really is] Will promotes will ultimately have the same effect [as we are seeing now].

More from Father Barron:

When we come to the end of The Conservative Sensibility, we see more clearly the reason for this thin interpretation of the political enterprise. George Will is an atheist, and he insists that, despite the religiously tinged language of some of the Founding Fathers, the American political project can function just fine without reference to God.

All that rubbish about ‘Divine Providence’ is just an empty Bromide, eh, George?…a rhetorical flourish designed to Deceive Americans?

More:

The problem here is twofold. First, when God is denied, one must affirm some version of Hobbes’ metaphysics, for, in the absence of God, that which would draw things together ontologically, and eventually politically, has disappeared. Secondly, the negation of God means that objective ethical values have no real ground, and hence morality becomes, at the end of the day, a matter of clashing subjective convictions and passions.

In other words: Relativism rules.  There are no standards, no worthy Traditions passed down from our Ancestors, no canons for us to share and live by, and nothing to pass along to our Posterity.

This is absolutely not Conservative.

As The Bishop concludes: ‘…Will gets some important things right, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong’.

You don’t have to be a Catholic to agree with Bishop Barron.  All of us who believe in The One True God can join with him.

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¹ I think Will is also being Arrogant in the title he has chosen.  He presents his philosophy as if it is the last word on conservative Intuitions and Insights.  Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind presented the philosophies of some conservatives who Mr. Kirk either disagreed with, in part, or in whole, but he did it Fairly so that we, the readers, could make up our own minds.  Therefore the ‘The’ in the title is appropriate.  Not in George Will’s case.  There’s a certain Pretentiousness it here.  Though he may have a Brillant Mind, Will has always come across as a Stuck-Up, Egotistical, and Haughty Ninny.

² Russell Kirk on The Moral Imagination:

The moral imagination aspires to the apprehending of right order in the soul and right order in the commonwealth.

By this “moral imagination,” Burke signifies that power of ethical perception which strides beyond the barriers of private experience and momentary events “especially,” as the dictionary has it, “the higher form of this power exercised in poetry and art.” The moral imagination aspires to the apprehending of right order in the soul and right order in the commonwealth. This moral imagination was the gift and the obsession of Plato and Vergil and Dante. Drawn from centuries of human consciousness, these concepts of the moral imagination—so powerfully if briefly put by Burke—are expressed afresh from age to age. So it is that the men of humane letters in our century whose work seems most likely to endure have not been neoterists, but rather bearers of an old standard, tossed by our modern winds of doctrine: the names of Eliot, Frost, Faulkner, Waugh, and Yeats may suffice to suggest the variety of this moral imagination in the twentieth century.

It is the moral imagination which informs us concerning the dignity of human nature, which instructs us that we are more than naked apes. As Burke suggested in 1790, letters and learning are hollow if deprived of the moral imagination. And, as Burke suggested, the spirit of religion long sustained this moral imagination, along with a whole system of manners. Such imagination lacking, to quote another passage from Burke, we are cast forth “from this world of reason, and order, and peace, and virtue, and fruitful penitence, into the antagonist world of madness, discord, vice, confusion, and unavailing sorrow.”

Reclaiming a Patrimony (Washington, DC: The Heritage Foundation, 1982)

No Place For Reality And Truth

14 September 2019 @ 17:55

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy takes apart the latest argument from long-time Nutball, Amanda Marcotte and, as usual, he does it rather well.

I intend here to offer some thoughts on what she [is that a permissible pronoun, Mandy?] wrote and what Stacy wrote [emphasis Stacy’s]…

…This week, however, Ms. Marcotte wrote a column at Salon-dot-com which she then publicized with an extended Twitter rant:

There are many reasons, no doubt, for the rising worldwide rejection of liberal democracy. But I suspect the biggest reason — and interestingly, the one that tends to be downplayed — is misogyny. It’s an international tantrum in reaction to feminism. . . .

It’s clear to me that a lot of men will choose fascism over feminism.

In sum, men around the world would rather burn down democracy than do the dishes.

I’ll add that I think one reason a lot of liberals, including feminists, downplay the centrality of misogyny to rising fascism is because of liberal sexism. We don’t want to admit that women are important enough to inspire a worldwide rise of fascism.

A lot of people, especially men, on the left want to relegate “women’s issues” to a boutique concern. They can’t allow the thought that women’s issues are actually central concerns that dictate the rise and fall of civilizations.

Mzzzzz Marcotte is correct — but only if you’re talking about Islam.  I’ve been saying for years that the strict rules imposed by The Koran and Sharia Law on women show that Muslim men Fear women.  So, it follows that they will write laws that restrict them and Suffocate their Individuality — these men have created societies that are all Yang and very, very little Yin.

Your women are a [field] for you to cultivate so go on your [field] as ye will.

—The Koran, 2:223

4:34 allows for men to beat [‘scourge’] their women.  As Robert Spencer wrote:

Muhammad was once told “women have become emboldened towards their husbands,” whereupon  he “gave permissionto beat them.” When some women complained, Muhammad noted: Many women have gone round Muhammad’s family complaining against their husbands. They are not the best among you.”* He was unhappy with the women who complained, not with their husbands who had beat them. At another point he added: “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”+ [* Abu Dawud, 11:2141 / + Abu Dawud, 11:2142]

—Robert Spencer,The Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam, Chapter 5

Muslim Men have always Feared women because, among other reasons, they know the Female of the Species is Strong and Resilient, the main teachers passing-on to their children the traits of how to be Civilized — and they don’t want their male children to be that way, least they end-up Rejecting Jihad.

However, the Muslim Males also know that women can tolerate an awful lot of Abuse, so they have written laws that allow themselves to ‘justifiably’ inflict severe punishments on women.  Over the centuries, since Islam began it’s Conquests, Muslim women have been brow-beaten and Brainwashed into believing that they’re worth less than dirt.

Liberal Democracy is nothing but a tool used by Muslim men to bore-into a government and take it over.  As soon as they achieve Power And Control, they gladly toss away Liberal Democracy like the shredded skin of a snake.  They are the Fascists.

Of course, in non-Muslim areas of the World, this ‘rejection of liberal democracy’ is only happening because either (1) the Ideologues are rejecting it in favor of out-an-out Socialism [which Fascism is a temporary stop along the way] or the Populists are revolting against their do-nothing, limp governments that have only the Pacification of The Elites as their goal.  Sometimes, it is a combination of the two.

Mandy, of course, is a Ingnoramus when it comes to understanding exactly what Fascism is.  The sloppy and Ignorant use of that term is in the same category as the term Raaaaacist! — it’s lost ALL of it’s meaning.  And that is not a good thing because there are regimes in the World that meet the standards of Fascism.

More from Stacy:

…the place to begin debunking it is with Ms. Marcotte’s first premise, i.e., that we are witnessing a “worldwide rejection of liberal democracy” and “a worldwide rise of fascism.”

You will have difficulty finding any pundit who asserted such a thing prior to Nov. 8, 2016. America came this close (picture me holding my thumb and forefinger half an inch apart) to the Triumph of Hillary, who would have become President had she not lost a handful of Rust Belt states by quite narrow margins, and yet Hillary’s defeat has been treated by many in the media as a catastrophic omen of incipient fascism.

Quite frankly, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are guilty of believing their own bulls–t….

They have to.  Otherwise the Fragile House Of Cards that they believe gives them Legitimacy will collapse.  All Ideologies have this problem.

More:

The rioting mobs of masked Antifa thugs were condoned by liberals as an authentic expression of democracy, whereas the man who won the election — 62.9 million votes, and an Electoral College majority of 304-227 — was an enemy of democracy. This weird reversal of reality, where “democracy” is no longer about who wins elections, and where violent street thugs are celebrated as exemplifying liberal values, is symptomatic of many things, but mainly it shows what happens when the media bubble generates a pervasive echo-chamber within which liberals can wallow endlessly in a warm bath of confirmation bias.

“TRUMP IS HITLER! ORANGE MAN BAD!” This was the essential premise upon which Democrats and their media allies constructed an alternative reality in the aftermath of Hillary’s defeat, and viewers of CNN and MSNBC were immersed in that distorted worldview.

Actually, Trumpicus Pompey Maximus is quite the Friend Of Democracy.  He has governed as one and may safely be called a Populist [okay: ‘Nationalist Populist’, if you prefer].

Democracy embraces both the Leftist ‘weird reversal’ theory of it, but also embraces Trumpism.

Mzzzzzzzz Marcotte, of course, has situated herself far away from Reality and it’s companion Truth for so long, she can’t see this connection.

Trump has taken a number of actions that have been good for the Restoration of Freedom And Ordered Liberty, but his motives are not conservative.  He is merely trying to please a Constituency that he hopes to grow even larger in time for the 2020 Presidential Elections.  Hence, in one example, he rescinds Regulations at the same time he tries to ban Vaping.  Trump’s most fevered supporters, who half-a-decade ago would have denounced some of his actions, now twist themselves uncomfortably into knots trying to justify ALL of his deeds.

As Jeff Goldstein wrote back in the Fall of 2016 in a very Perceptive column [The Alt-Right Is The Mirror Image Of The New Left] for The Federalist:

Declaring that the alt-right is on the Right in “both the American and European sense of the term” is utter rubbish, and you can no more declare that you are “on the right” than you can declare that your gender is fluid and not expect people to raise an eyebrow. You are on the Right because of what you believe, how you act, and what impulses and ideas undergird your philosophy.

And the fevered supporters of Trumpicus Maximus have shown themselves to be Opportunists, willing to Discard their old beliefs in order to keep our Neo-Caesar in Power.

Once more from Stacy:

Mere partisanship does not a political philosophy make, and anyone who mistakes Amanda Marcotte for a philosopher is a fool. How she dares even to speak of “the rule of law” is astonishing, given her commitment to fictional “rights” found nowhere in our Constitution, but imposed upon the nation in the name of imaginary “penumbras and emanations.”

She dares because she can get away with it and, I would suspect, secretly hopes she will once again be seen as a Leader of The Left In America.  This broken-down shrew is so Desperate not be continue to be Irrelevant.

The Big #Fail And Betrayal II: The War That Dare Not Speak It’s Real Name

13 September 2019 @ 17:22

The Western World Is Less Safe Today Because Western Governments Fail To Recognize That The Cult Of Death Called Islam Is Not Compatible With Western Values.

—Mike Miles, 90 Miles From Tyranny [tip of the fedora to Bud Hammons]

I’ve decided to add a second part to my post of yesterday, The Big #Fail And Betrayal: Not Avenging The Murdered Of 09/11, because of a comment made by Laura Rosen Cohen over at Mark Steyn’s joint:

Also, I’m not going to commemorate 9/11 anymore. I’m tired of commemorating and of watching sad/touching/ whatever memorials where no enemy is named and passive language abounds (“when the Twin Towers fell”). We’re now at the point where airplanes are being blamed by the New York Times for the terrorist attack. I can’t muster sad. I’m still angry. I won’t ever forget, and won’t ever forgive but I won’t be dawn into amorphous, meaningless, emotionally manipulating pomp and ceremony completely devoid of truth.

Fellow Steyn Club member Paul Cathey added to her remarks:

…None of the networks will show the horror — the bodies of those who jumped, rather than be consumed with fire, plummeting hundreds of feet (long enough to think about it), and then, those inside the access points to the tower, hearing those bodies thump on the roof. The betrayal is unutterable. Every so-called commemoration is nothing but a gutless emotional wallow, complete with violins and mood-correct piano. Lachrymose, endlessly weepy Tragedy supplants heinous Atrocity resulting in lawful righteous rage. I turn my face from these loathsome “commemorations” in disgust.

Both are Dead Solid Perfect…as is Mark in another post on the site, entitled: The Language Of Losing:

The eighteenth anniversary of 9/11 was marked by the Administration inviting the Taliban to Camp David, and by the resignation and/or firing of John Bolton as National Security Advisor – which two events may not be unconnected. Because really, when the Taliban are running around Camp David, who needs national security?

For the fifteen years after the launch of SteynOnline in 2002, we re-posted every year on this date material of mine from September 11th 2001 and the days that followed. Two years ago, we ceased that policy, for reasons I discussed on Clubland Q&A:

If this is a war, there’s no agreement on what we’re up against: Terrorism? Islamic terrorism? Islamic extremism? Islam? Whatever it is, a president who, on the campaign trail, mocked his predecessor’s inability to use the words “radical Islam” himself eschewed all mention of the I-word today. September 11th 2001 was supposedly “the day everything changed” – if by “everything changed” you mean “the rate of mass Muslim immigration to the west doubled”. As that absurd statistic suggests, we are not where I thought we would be 16 years on: We run around fighting for worthless bits of barren sod like Helmand province in Afghanistan, while surrendering day by day some of the most valuable real estate on the planet, such as France and Sweden.

That last point may seem obvious. But, if it is, it’s a truth all but entirely unacknowledged by anyone who matters in the western world. I subsequently expanded on it, in a piece we called “The Language of Losing” and which appears to have been succeeded by “The Actions of Losers” – such as inviting the Taliban to Camp David. Hey, why not for the ceremonies in Lower Manhattan? On yet another wretched anniversary I mourn not only the dead of that grim day, but our loss of purpose. All that has changed two years on is that for “sixteenth anniversary” we substitute “eighteenth” – and on and on into the future….

In all the Western countries, Islam is both waging Violent Jihad and Stealth Jihad.

The latter is a The Camp Of The Saints Scenario in slow-motion [If you haven’t read this novel: 1) Shame on you and 2) you can order it here to begin your Repentance].

I’ve been accused of being an Old Testament Type and, while I try to show Christian Mercy in most cases, I cannot Forgive in the case of 11 September 2001 — or, for that matter, in the case of 11 September 2012.

I will never Forgive the Barbarous Heathens of Islam who plotted the attacks, nor those of them who cheered these Murderous Bastards on.

I will never Forgive those non-Muslims in The West who have been spreading-around this ‘Religion Of Peace’ Bullshit.

And I will never Forgive those have provided political and/or material Aid And Comfort to Our Enemies [yes, I’m staring at you Ideologues — fellow Totalitarians of all stripes].

If that makes me Old Testament, then so be it [it’s part of The Bible, too].

As for the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Intelligence People who have fought, and continue to fight, in The War Against Islam, I agree with Bosch Fawstin:

…If we had an honest commander in chief on 9/11/01, he would have been profoundly moved by all of the Americans who enlisted in order to avenge the atrocity, and he would have honored them by allowing them to do what they do, to unleash hell on the savages, and to avenge the atrocity. That didn’t happen. And it’s not happening. Once the liar in chief said “Islam is peace”, he crippled our war effort from the outset, and we have not been able to get on a war footing ever since. It’s disgraceful what our government has done to these patriotic men and women who still think America is worth fighting for, placing them in absolutely unnecessary danger, placing the lives of Muslims above theirs, and stifling them with rules of engagement that do not allow them to do what they signed up for. I salute all of you, and the family and friends who support you. I could not do what I do without you doing what you do, defending my freedom to write and draw what I want. Our corrupt government has taken your love for America, and your desire to put an end to the Islamic enemy’s war on us, and spat on it. The day we get a commander in chief with half your courage, the end of jihad will begin.

Amen.

More from Mr. Fawstin in another post:

To those who are “sick of war” and who are excusing Trump’s appeasement of the Islamic enemy as if their lives depend on it:

I’m sick of our government spending the last 18 years not doing what is necessary to end the Islamic enemy’s war on us. I’m sick of our intellectuals selling out the truth by pretending that Islam isn’t the Islamic enemy’s ideology. I’m sick of idiots saying that if we’re to finally respond to Iran’s decades-long war against us- with war -that that would mean that we would be engaging in a “new” war. All of the so-called “wars” that we’ve “fought” since 9/11 are all One war. And that one war, the Islamic enemy’s jihad, goes on because we refuse to end it. So before complaining about how you’re “sick of war”, and of “nation building” (as if any honest person is for that) ask yourself how a very defeatable enemy could remain undefeated if we actually waged war against it for 18 years. You can’t win a war if you refuse to fight it. So if you’re sick of anything, you should be sick of our government prolonging the inevitable, and you should be very sick over how our politicians are able to live with the deaths of American soldiers and civilians, and how they cannot live with criticism of Islam.

Amen, again.

To many of our Fellow Americans, 09-11 seems to be nothing more than another way to do some Virtue Signalling, to ‘remember’ that ‘something happened to someones’ and be seen doing it.

That this Atrocity was part of a Long War by Islam against The West is rarely mentioned.

Our refusal to speak The Truth just means we shall be attacked again and that the Stealth Jihad can continue to spread like the Cancer it is.

I remain Disgusted.

…He had thrived, after all, on always being right, and had spent his whole life avenging one Ben Suad, alias Clément Dio. But today, as his vengeance was about to triumph, he felt nothing whatever. Even the French army’s wholesale defection — that army he had loathed, and locked horns with, and slandered — left him utterly indifferent. He looked on, apathetic, as the last twelve remnants got into their truck and beat their retreat.

And it didn’t even seem to cross his mind that much of the handiwork, in fact, was his.

As the Ganges refugees stormed ashore, he wavered for a moment, as if he were wondering why he was there, and what he was doing. Then he got up, and all at once something came back to him. Something important. Bits and snatches of things he had said once before: “Monsieur Orelle … Do you think they have a chance? …. It’s the Last Chance Armada …” He broke into a smile. “Damn good!” he thought. “I really told it straight! Now here they are, and they’ve got me to thank!” That realization set his blood atingle.

“Look, it’s me! It’s me! Dio!” And he waved his arms wildly, called out to the horde: “Let’s tear down this mess! Let’s begin all over!” But being rather small and swarthy — with his elegant crop of kinky hair, and a shifty look in his baggy eyes — and wearing a much too elegant jacket, he looked for all the world like one of those doormen who hang outside nightclubs to huckster the tourists.

Death came in the form of a gigantic black, carrying a monster child on his shoulders, with a huge throng following after him, singing. He stopped in front of Dio, grabbed him off the ground, lifted him bodily so the twisted dwarf could see him. The creature, cap on head, took one look and gave a cry. For the third time ever. Our friend Dio, or Ben Suad, knew that he was done for, though he had no time to comprehend the verdict.

The turd eater’s fingers tightened around his throat, and his body was flung out over the sand like a limp rag doll. In no time, the trampling feet of the mob made it look like one of those mangled, bloody goats, swatted hither and yon in a game of Afghan polo …

If, indeed, we can speak of a verdict, we can look for the reasons behind it. Here are two men, each in his own way an instrument of fate. One crosses the oceans, finds the other, and kills him, in a flash of inspiration, as if he knew precisely who he was. The one deliberate act of murder that the horde was to commit. Utterly senseless, by all logical standards. But if we choose, rather, to swim in a sea of symbols, deep and profound, a kind of logic begins to take shape. Namely, the Third World’s staunch refusal to admit any debts, to dilute the radical meaning of its triumph by sharing its glory with alien beings. To thank them, or even accept their existence, would merely prolong a form of subjection. The turd eater settled things once and for all. Take it for what it’s worth.

Or perhaps there’s another, more natural, explanation, and one that, frankly, we find easier to accept. To wit, that the monster couldn’t stand Dio’s looks. No, he simply couldn’t stand them!

The Camp Of The Saints, Chapter Forty-Three [re-paragraphing mine]

 

 

 

The Big #Fail And Betrayal: Not Avenging The Murdered Of 09/11

12 September 2019 @ 16:30

As I wrote in on 13 September 2017:

I found it interesting [and somewhat comforting] that I was not alone on Monday in not publishing any posts on 09/11 for the same reason that Mark Steyn did not:

The 16th anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s attack on New York and Washington provoked some gloomy reflections from me. I find it harder to mark as the years go by. If this is a war, there’s no agreement on what we’re up against: Terrorism? Islamic terrorism? Islamic extremism? Islam? Whatever it is, a president who, on the campaign trail, mocked his predecessor’s inability to use the words “radical Islam” himself eschewed all mention of the I-word today. September 11th 2001 was supposedly “the day everything changed” — if by “everything changed” you mean “the rate of mass Muslim immigration to the west doubled”. As that absurd statistic suggests, we are not where I thought we would be 16 years on: We run around fighting for worthless bits of barren sod like Helmand province in Afghanistan, while surrendering day by day some of the most valuable real estate on the planet, such as France and Sweden.

Why remember something in public that hardly anybody wants to remember?

Why, as I have done throughout the years, try to get my fellow Americans to ‘rally ’round the flag’ when very few people [(unlike) you, my Friends In The Ether] are willing to look with clear eyes at the situation we’ve been in since 11 September 2001 and realize we are at War with Islam?

The same goes for 11 September 2012.

That post of mine is entitled: Suicide By A Thousand Cuts: Losing The War.

And we are still losing The War, even under the leadership of the supposed Tougher-Than-The-Bushes-The-Clintons-The-Obamas Trumpicus Maximus.

For Chrissakes, he invited those who provided Aid And Comfort to Al Queda, The Taliban, to Washington for ‘peace talks’.  These are the same Murderous Totalitarians who we have been Rightfully be killing since the Fall of 2001.  There are the Heathen Bastards who have killed and maimed our Military.

It seems that Trump has caught that same Pro-Saudi Fever that George H.W. Bush first suffered from.  Richard Nixon, even in his dealings with the Sunnis, was never so Naive.  Clinton, followed by George W. caught the same Fever and suffered from it more Intensely.  As for The Magic Negro, Barackus Nero Caesar, well…he actually liked Islam.

Trumpicus ran for Office promising to get us out of the Nation-Building Quagmire Obama and Bush had gotten us into.  He seemed to be saying, as I wrote the other day:

…America must learn to not Intervene in foreign cultures that are Alien to it. If such nations challenge us, we must throw their challenge right back in their faces; if they attack us, we must respond with overwhelming force, defeat them, and leave with a warning that, if they act-up against us again, the consequences next time will be even worse.

And we must maintain overwhelming Military Superiority.

But we now see that, on this issue, our President was Lying.  He talks Tough, but he’s Wimping Out.

The firing of John Bolton and the invitation to The Taliban show this.

Mr. Bolton was an actual Realist when it came to the World and the Fallen Human Beings who inhabit it.  He was no Neo-Con intent on imposing Western Ways on peoples who have no History of those Ways.  As I wrote in the same post cited above:

Since 2001, our government has promoted the Ideologically-Based Idea of ‘Nation Building’ and as the more Realistic of us have always understood: this pie-in-the-sky reasoning was doomed to fail.

John Bolton knew that.

Not only did our corrupt government allow 9/11 to happen, (not in the way you mean, lying “truthers”) in that they didn’t do their NUMBER ONE JOB and neutralize an enemy that declared war on us and had tried to destroy The Twin Towers eight years before 9/11, but they never allowed our military to obliterate the Islamic enemy, and they’ve spent 18 years cheerleading for Islam. And the most tragic thing is that Many Americans quietly accept this dereliction of duty.

—The Courageous Bosch Fawstin

We have spent eighteen years Appeasing Islam, helping to create an image of it that is a Lie — a Big Lie, in the tradition of what so many in The West did during the existence of The Soviet Union and The Third Reich.

If we throw-away our rose-colored glasses, we will see through The Lie and, perhaps, get serious about this problem.

But, as Stacy McCain asks:

The idea of blood guilt, a collective blame that justifies unlimited reprisal, is abhorrent to the civilized mind — and that’s a problem. We are perhaps too civilized, and our barbaric enemies therefore believe that we are weak. Are they right about us?…

Sadly, I think so right now.

Sometimes we have to be willing to let the Ethan Edwardses of this World do what they do best.

As one of Mr. Fawstin’s commentators, Peter Hannon, remarks [re-paragraphing mine]:

As long as islam exists, it will be a constant threat to free nations.

Islam only understands power, and we must learn from the last 1,400 years of resistance to islam. The Crusades (much maligned) were a late response to muslim aggression and conquest.

The Reconquista of Spain and Portugal, though I’m no fan of Catholicism, was right and just.

The successful defence of Vienna held back Ottoman supremacist expansion.

The destruction of the Ottoman Empire after WWI led to about 50 years of relative freedom from muslim assaults, except for those on Israel, which, while desiring peace, does understand that only superior power will detain the jihad.

The modern West has abdicated its responsibility to defend and promote what makes it unique in human history. I shit (‘scuse the French) on the relativists and post-modernists and islam-fellow-travellers and leftists who have gravely weakened our resolve and sense of who we are and what we stand for.

Understanding Reality as we do, we know that we cannot wipe Islam from the face of the Earth, just as we can never be rid of The Ideologues.

But, the Mohammedins do understand Force.  We must deliver them such a heavy blow that they will go silent for awhile.  But we must never, never stop watching them Covertly and Overtly, maintaining, at the same time, our Resolve to bring the hammer down on them at any time, any where.

This is our only Hope.

Friend In The Ether @Dustbury Has Passed Away

11 September 2019 @ 17:39

NOTE: I’m late getting to this because I was away and offline from Friday until Yesterday — apologies.

Charles Hill, proprietor of the Dustbury blog, has passed away from horrific injuries he suffered in an auto accident recently.

From The Oklahoman, Steve Lackmeyer reporting, we learn:

Prepare to read the sort of column that absolutely would not have any approval from Charles Hill.

The beloved, quirky and sometimes grumpy writer was not just blogger, but was the original Oklahoma City blogger for almost a quarter century before he died Sunday after being injured in a car accident.

Charles was very kind to me when I very began blogging in 2008 and linked me — one of the few to do so back then.

He would especially like to eventually link some of my Rule 5 Posts when I posted them back in the day.  The man always appreciated a good-looking gal.

I never met Charles, but from reading what those who did have said about him makes me wish I had.

There’s not much more I can say excerpt that he was always kind to me and generous in his linking and seemed to have a dry sense of humor.

I would urge you to read all of Mr. Lackmeyer’s column to learn about this Wonderful Man [tip of the fedora to Dawn Eden Goldstein].

Requiescat in pace.

On Pax Americana And Pax Britannica

04 September 2019 @ 18:22

Over at The Russell Kirk Center, James Baresel reviews the new book by Jeremy Black entitled: Imperial Legacies: The British Empire Around the World.

It is very fashionable these days to dismiss The Empire as nothing but an a horrible and racist oppressor of native peoples.  And, to be fair, other colonizing countries can be rightly accused of that, but not The British [however, they weren’t, of course, perfect].

Since especially Word War II, the Anti-Colonization Movement [it’s chief founder being FDR] has achieved great success in destroying Colonization by the nations of The West — pretty much just of The West — while allowing nations such as Red China, Soviet then Fascist Russia, and any number of Muslim Dictatorships to continue their Colonizations.  Red China, as is the habit of their race, is doing it very subtly.

Many conservatives [Mark Steyn is an exception] in fear of being Politically Incorrect refuse to defend The British Empire and the Pax Britannica it imposed on the world from the 18th to the mid-20th Centuries.  As Mr. Baresel remarks [emphasis mine]:

When a book is advertised as a “wide-ranging and vigorous assault on political correctness” one can usually expect that the reality will be a mere screed, one which (for the most part) targets real evils but (for the most part) does so on the basis of poor political philosophy, partial facts, and bombastic rhetoric. But when the volume so described has come from the pen of the distinguished historian Jeremy Black, one can be confident that it will be among the few to live up to its advertising. His recent Imperial Legacies: The British Empire Around the World does not just fulfill such expectations, it does so while taking up a cause that even many of more-or-less conservative dispositions are either too timid endorse in public or too influenced by pervasive left-wing prejudice to sympathize with in private.

In his review, JB summarizes Mr. Black’s defense of TBE:

Black’s defense of the British Empire centers on three major themes: First, that imperial rule, at least of a de facto variety, has been the norm throughout history, and so there is no meaningful question as to whether or not empires will exist. The only questions that are meaningful at the practical level concern what countries will attain imperial power and how imperial power is used. Second, that Britain was among history’s most benign imperial powers. It generally acted with considerably more justice than injustice and (with some notable exceptions) usually governed at least as well as the regimes that preceded and replaced it. Third, that contemporary ideologies and political agendas, rather than any objective assessment of historical facts, are responsible for the way in which the British Empire is singled out for criticism in today’s Anglophone world.

The Empire was benign and, mostly quietly, spread the idea of what it means to be truly Civilized, including the idea of The Rule Of Law  As Mark Steyn has pointed out [and I paraphrase here]: those peoples who were once under British Colonial Rule have had a much less disruptive time of it since they were granted their own Sovereignty.  And notice also: how many peoples have decided to remain, with overwhelming Autonomy granted, part of The British Commonwealth.

As to the first theme:

The first of Black’s themes is little more than an application to international relations of the basic truth that hierarchy is natural and inevitable. Just as more talented and more determined individuals will rise to greater wealth, power, and prestige within a society, then seek to pass their status on to their descendants, so too will more accomplished and more determined societies rise to greater wealth, power, and prestige in the world as a whole. Imperial Legacies bluntly affirms that equality is “unusual for any government” and that the relationships between British imperialists and native populations was often one of cooperation between differing orders within a hierarchy rather than the class conflict seen as ubiquitous by those who interpret history through the dirt-colored lens of egalitarian ideology.

Very Realistic and not at all Utopian as the Misfit Ideologues are [remember this point].  As JB puts it:

…the extremes to which left-wing ideologues will go can amaze even those who suppose themselves hardened to absurdity. Some critics of the British Empire have lamented that the fall of Russian communism was a blow to the “anti-imperialist cause”—presumably on the grounds the Gulag existed to further the cause of egalitarian internationalism whereas the British Empire (however comparatively humane) was controlled by a class of gentlemen. Important elements within the Irish Republican Army sympathized with the Axis Powers, not just because they prioritized opposition to Britain but because they wished for an Ireland as “racially pure” as the Germany desired by the Nazis.

More from Mr. Baresel:

…“Subjugation” to Britain was in some cases the only way for a people to free themselves from oppression by a despotic regime or to re-establish order at a time of anarchy. Once imperial rule was established, the line separating “imperialists” and “natives” quickly became blurred. Intermarriage between elite British males and elite native females was not uncommon, and the children of such unions often became pillars of the empire. Numerous other common interests could tie members of a native population to the status quo. Did such factors result in widespread enthusiasm for British rule? No. Did they result in British rule often being considered tolerable enough? Yes. Was British rule often the best viable option, and could it be viewed as such by a native population? Again, yes.

The evidence, when not viewed through the fun-house mirror of Ideology, proves this.

More from JB:

The nature of opposition to British rule among colonial populations also must be noted. Prior to the spread of Western liberal doctrines throughout the empire, anti-imperial movements were not based in anything resembling commitment to egalitarianism or to “democratic self-determination of peoples.” The opponents of Britain were often native authoritarians hoping to reestablish their own power, or Pathan tribes wishing to continue their raids and their blood feuds unimpeded by any form of authority, or practitioners of suttee devoted to the immolation of living widows on their deceased husbands’ funeral pyres.

In other words: the British freed-up peoples oppressed by local Totalitarians.

The British Empire was a positive entity and it’s lessons should not be ignored or derided by any serious student of International Affairs.

We have an example of the results of the ignoring and deriding of it’s example in the overall failure of the Pax Americana.

We have seen Failure after Failure of it because we let Ideologues run it for the most part.

Since 2001, our government has promoted the Ideologically-Based Idea of ‘Nation Building’ and as the more Realistic of us have always understood: this pie-in-the-sky reasoning was doomed to fail.

As Mr. Baresel writes:

…American interventionists often act as though a desire for “democratic American values” is so innate in all people that overthrowing a non-democratic regime, drawing up a new constitution, and a few years of American oversight are sufficient to turn any country into a mini-me of the United States.

These Ideologues have been Fools — Deadly Fools.

You can’t impose our Western ideas on peoples who have no Tradition of Freedom and Ordered Liberty.

There must always be a Dominant Nation in the World.  Who do you want it to be: America?  or one of the failing Democratic governments of Europe?  or Fascist Russia?  or Communist China?

It is much more preferable that America be the Boss, but it must start acting like an effective Keeper Of The Peace.  America must learn to not Intervene in foreign cultures that are Alien to it.  If such nations challenge us, we must throw their challenge right back in their faces; if they attack us, we must respond with overwhelming force, defeat them, and leave with a warning that, if they act-up against us again, the consequences next time will be even worse.

And we must maintain overwhelming Military Superiority.

We must act like The British Empire did.

Friend In The Ether @WombatSocho Has Out A New Book

04 September 2019 @ 14:53

My dear Friend In The Ether, Wombat, has published a new book:

…I did want to mention that I have a new book out. It’s a collection of short SF stories titled The Anti-Dog Tank and Other Stories, and it’s available for $1.99 from Amazon. You can also read it through Kindle Unlimited or the Prime Lending Library, if you have access to those.

I read his last one, The Last Falangist, which was non-fiction and I can tell you that this Wombat can write.

Please do pick-up a copy.

Send In The Adolescent Clowns…

02 September 2019 @ 18:10

…Don’t bother: they’re here.

Over at the New English Review, Anthony Daniels takes on Eternal Adolescent Disease that is plaguing us and the fallout from it in Western Culture.  He focuses, at first, on sixteen year old Greta Thunberg [tip of the fedora to Fausta]:

Poor Greta Thunberg! She is to self-righteousness and self-satisfaction what Mozart was to music, namely an astonishing youthful prodigy. Unlike Mozart, however, she is a very unattractive child, her unattractiveness arising not from her natural physical endowment but from the sheer grimness of her humourless puritanism which is inscribed on her face for all to see. She has succeeded in adding a new vision of hell to the many that I already have, namely being preached at by her for all eternity without intermission.

It is said that she suffers from a psychiatric condition [BB: Don’t they all?], but whether or not this is so, her awfulness (of which, of course, she is blithely unaware) is not really her fault. Her transformation into a celebrity is the work of adults. It is they who have turned her into the Ayatollah Thunberg, the Khomeini of climate change.

In the days when reaching old age was exceptional, almost implying some kind of personal virtue, it was the elderly who were accorded respect and regarded as the repositories of wisdom. But as the old begin to outnumber the young, it is the young to whom falls the mantle. This is because we value the rare. No only does little Greta belong to a minority, but to a minority of that minority, for no one can deny that she is articulate, however monotonous, programmed or lacking in spontaneity her lines might be.

When I see a young girl like her being Obnoxious in an Innocuous situation, I look over at Mrs. B. and say: ‘Another potential Hillary in the making’ [see also: Cindy Lou Hoo].

Whether these children are on the Left [usually] or the Right, they Annoy me with their Ignorant Assuredness.  I tune them out immediately.  There are, as AD states, ‘monotonous’, boring wastes-of-time.  Celebrating her and her childish bromides are those who are Ignoramuses…and believers in Perpetual Adolescence.

Speaking of which: Mr. Daniels again:

Adolescence in particular is now regarded as the acme of human existence, from which only decline is possible (and Greta exudes an air of permanent adolescence). I still have not quite made up my mind whether our age is the first of the geriatric adolescent or that of the adolescent geriatric, but I not infrequently notice around me seventy- and even eighty-year-olds who try to dress and comport themselves as if they were still about eighteen or nineteen. I find it sad, for of course the march of time is inexorable in its effects, albeit that it is true that it has slowed somewhat and people now age more slowly than they once did thanks, ultimately, to the material prosperity brought about by the creative destruction of capitalism. Nevertheless, the pretence that we have not aged is futile, though it is not futile only: it is both sad and shallow, in that it implies that life subsequent to adolescence has not brought its own rewards, and moreover that one has in effect learned nothing in the meantime, that the very best that can be hoped for is that one’s knowledge and wisdom, which plateaued at the age of eighteen, have maintained that elevated level ever since.

So many in our Culture are like the Pathetic high school jock, who’s only achievement was on the football field, and who keeps trying to relive his old glory days as a teenager.

One thing you notice about the ‘sufferers’ of Eternal Adolescent Disease, is their utter lack of a Sense Of Humor.

As AD remarks:

Of course, little Greta’s humourlessness (possibly a symptom of her alleged psychiatric condition) is far from a handicap, indeed it is a great asset in the modern world, for when earnestness is mistaken for seriousness and gaiety for frivolity, as increasingly they are, a sense of humour is not only unlikely to flourish, indeed is more likely to be reprehended. Literal-mindedness has become so general a psychological phenomenon that jokes, many or most of which are directed against someone, are sure to be taken in their most literal meaning and to reflect the joker’s real opinion of the person or persons joked about… Lucky little Greta doesn’t have to worry about making jokes that will upset someone, because the very idea of a joke seems alien to her. Of course, I am only speculating here, not having actually met her, but I suspect that she is one of those persons who is puzzled when people laugh, as no doubt the tone deaf are when they watch people enraptured by music.

The rest of us — those of us who are Sane and, therefore, have a Sense Of Humor — have to be very careful who we share a joke with, as you all well-know.  This is some of the fall-out of living in a Culture that is being policed by Humorless Guardians.

How did this come to be?  And why does Humorlessness continue to become ever-more widespread?

Mr. Daniels again:

The effect, if not the intention, of the study of psychology, which is now one of the most popular courses in colleges and universities, is to increase the notions of the individual as vulnerable to all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Life becomes a series of hazards with deleterious consequences, the slightest of which can have lasting adverse effects, delayed by many years but lasting for ever, for those who experience them. A word, a glance, an implication intended or not, can traumatise and do lasting and even irreparable damage. We are all made of eggshells. Nietzsche said that what does not kill us makes us stronger, but we say what we do not like or approve of kills us.

And, of course, further education has vastly expanded the range of what we do not like or disapprove of. Whole swathes of further education have been transformed into schools of grievance and resentment turned into the guiding principle of life. Few are the people who, with a little encouragement, cannot become aggrieved. Almost everyone is a member of some group or other that can claim to have been ill-used at some time in the past, the effects of ill-usage being multigenerational and to increase with the passage of time as they are examined ever more closely. In these circumstances, we become ever more sensitive, or rather hypersensitive. A joke becomes the equivalent of a lynching and a remark, or even a true statement, the same as the pulled trigger of a gun.

This Cancer is also caused via the ingestion of our current Cultural Smog — that’s the real pollution that’s killing us.

More:

Hamlet thought that all occasions, that is to say events and circumstances, conspired against him. Greta Thunberg could say the opposite (if ever she stopped to think about the reasons for her astonishing ascent to fame). How all occasions conspire in her favour! She encourages people to blame nebulous others, she appeals to grievance, she is radically humourless and therefore deemed to be serious. She is therefore a heroine — if one is still permitted to use the female form of the word hero — for our times.

Of course, the world will chew her up one day and spit her out. She is, after all, a bore, and bores, however correct their doxa, soon lose their attractiveness to a world eager for new phenomena. Few prodigies remain prodigious in any way to retain the short attention span of the world. I sincerely hope that little Greta takes her fall from fame in good part.

Mzzzz Thunberg will retain her Popularity until either she exhibits False Consciousness or the Left have finished using her.  At that point she’ll just be another broken egg in the Leftist Omelet, a Sacrifice to the Gnostic Gods.

Of course, another fallout from this situation is the Rise Of Victimhood:

In the absence of religious belief, which encourages a person both to accept his own agency and to look inwards, there is no countervailing mental force to the hermeneutics of suspicion that turn everyone into a self-proclaimed victim. This is not to suggest, of course, that there are no victims; there are even victims who have done absolutely nothing to cause or contribute to their victimhood. But it is far more common that, even under conditions that are objectively unfavourable, people make at least some contribution to their own downfall, sometimes a very large one that is entirely predictable in its consequences. Misled by political leaders who parasitize human weaknesses, they then concentrate not on what they can do themselves to alleviate their condition, but on what society as represented by the government (that they now believe is wholly responsible for their travails) can, ought and must do for them.

Ask not what you can do for you; ask what government can do for you, ‘The Victim!’.

BTW: Is not what is being done to Greta a form of Child Abuse?

On The Death Of The Rule Of Law, Part III

01 September 2019 @ 16:43

Over at the American Thinker, Peggy Ryan has posted a righteously angry column on The Death of The Rule Of Law.

She believes that Trumpicus Pompey Maximus has failed in one key area:

President Trump has kept many of his promises, but there’s one still hanging out there.  In the second presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had the following exchange:

Clinton: You know, it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.

Trump: Because you’d be in jail.

That’s the promise you must keep, Mr. President.  Otherwise, all your accomplishments, the economy, our strong military, our embassy in Jerusalem, the border wall, all will be taken away when the next lawless Hillary steals an election or the next attempt to overthrow our government succeeds.

Exactly.

I don’t know what game he’s playing here in this instance, but The Donald is losing.  Unless, of course, he has given-in to his Proto-Caesarian Impulse.

All of the other accomplishments won’t matter if he fails to Restore The Rule Of Law.  As I wrote many times during The Age Of Obama: The Rule Of Law has been replaced by The Rule Of Men and we are, therefore subject to The Rule Of Whim, where there are no fixed standards that allow for Ordered Liberty to exist.

The enforcement of The Law is now Arbitrary and, as Jeff Goldstein wrote:

Arbitrary law brings with it the necessity of police state, because to enforce unequal law one must rely on oppression. On tyranny….

A Constitutional Republic can only survive if everyone is equally subject to the Enforcement Of The Law.

As I wrote in 2015:

A Society without set and widely understood and collectively accepted Codes Of Conduct is one where Liberty Without License rules and everyone lives subject to all forms of Terrorism.

The Founding Fathers understood this and worked towards providing us with Freedom and Ordered Liberty.

Part of achieving that end was to see that The Rule Of Law reigned over everything and that the people were not subjected to, nor permitted to succeed in imposing easily, a Rule Of Whim.

This kind of government is not perfect, but we have never seen the open-flaunting of it that we see now, not even in the Unstable Rebellious Years before The Civil War.

As Peggy Ryan writes:

Sean Hannity tells us every night that Spygate will explode with declassification, with the I.G. report, or with Durham’s investigation.  Sean’s Fox team of experts agree: the traitors are shaking in their boots because they know what’s coming.

Really?  Because I don’t see a single traitor twitching, much less shaking.  In fact, they’ve stepped up their sedition, increased their efforts to usurp the president.  If they’re scared, they’re doing a bang-up job of hiding it.

Today, treason and our two-tier justice system are casually discussed as inescapable facts of today’s political landscape.  Heads up for those desperately trying to put the blindfold back on Lady Justice.  If a layered legal system is what we have, it has nothing to do with justice — that’s anarchy.  And these smug criminals not only revel in their immunity, but rub our noses in it.

…we have that pathetic excuse for a human being, James Comey, gloating over the I.G. report that issued a verbal slap on the wrist for his infractions.

Comey: “And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me ‘going to jail’ or being a ‘liar and a leaker’ — ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president.”

But no worries: Comey will pay when the FISA abuse report comes out.

Or not: Washington insiders are now foreshadowing immunity for the entire cabal, saying that, “sadly,” these lawbreakers probably won’t be prosecuted.  That’s not sad; it’s terrifying.  If we can’t indict and prosecute these clowns who have conspired to overthrow our government, who have committed the most egregious political crime in history, then stick a fork in our Republic.  We’re done.

The Republic died in 2010, PR, when Obamacare was signed into law and we lost Sovereignty over our own bodies, but, whichever event you choose, the fork is appropriate.

As PR comments:

“The check’s in the mail” is a promise that payment’s been sent even if it hasn’t.  It’s a stalling tactic to avoid pressure from creditors, from those expecting payment.

That’s the scam our government is running on the American people today, a ruse to tamp down expectations of justice.  We all know that the FBI used an unverifiable document, the Steele dossier, to get a warrant to spy on Trump using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  This dossier was used to start a counterintelligence operation to plant spies in Trump’s campaign, to get a special counsel to impeach the president.

We’re repeatedly told by reliable sources that these crimes won’t go unpunished — “justice is coming,” “buckle up!,” “tick tock,” “BOOM!”  The DOJ is about to drop the hammer on the bad guys.  Yet after two years of this drama, not a single indictment or prosecution[.]

And people like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingram are Providing Aid And Comfort to The Enemy by their relentless attempts to get our Hopes up.

Face it: The Rule Of Law is Effectively Dead.

such a Chaotic situation is ripe for those determined to seize Power And Control to succeed, the result being the vast majority of the people in the Society are Enslaved. As Samuel Adams wrote: ‘for if the public are bound to yield obedience to the laws, to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them’ [writing as ‘CANDIDUS’, 20 January 1772].

Well…

I know not what course others may take, but as for me:
I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.

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Please also read in full my two posts from 2015:

On The Death Of The Rule Of Law, Part I

On The Death Of The Rule Of Law, Part II

The Ballad Of Joe ‘Hill’ Biden

31 August 2019 @ 18:55

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you or me
Says I, But Joe, you’re ten years dead
I never died, says he
I never died, says he

The Ballad Of Joe Hill

That appears to be changing.

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy has written a very insightful analysis of Joe ‘Hill’ Biden and the predicament he is in.  A highlight:

The thing that gets me about Joe Biden’s latest spectacular gaffe — where he tried to tell a story about pinning a medal on a war hero and managed to get every fact wrong — is the part where he vouches for the truth of his story by saying, “my word as a Biden,” as if the Biden family name was synonymous with honesty. And everybody’s like, what?

Please do take the time to click here and read the whole post.

In his conclusion, Stacy remarks:

Even thought Biden continues to lead the Democratic nomination contest by double digits according to the Real Clear Politics average, his front-runner status is unlikely to endure if he continues to be a babbling idiot every time he speaks in public. The very fact that the Washington Post was willing to report on this incident shows that the pro-Democrat media are unwilling to play defense for the front-runner. Now that the Democrat debate field has been narrowed enough that the candidates can debate on a single stage, what happens when Biden finds himself on national TV flanked by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, with Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg also joining the “Get Joe” mob?

I think they’ve been waiting for the right time to do this to Biden.

Joe ‘Hill’ Biden is an interesting member of The Left.  He has straddled the Old Left and the New Left throughout his career.

He has, at times, acted like an old-time back-slapping pol, while pushing the agenda of the Late ’60’s Counter-Culture.  As a Senator, he achieved much success with this strategy.  As a Presidential Candidate, his mega-gaffes and/or timing have doomed him in the past.

In the 2008 Election Season, he could not compete against the New New Left’s Magic Negro — I’m not sure anyone could have.

The only thing that kept him Viable is that Joe ‘Hill’ Biden was chosen by Obama to be his Vice President.  Otherwise, he would have faded from The Political Scene.

The New New Left never really liked him and the Radical Young Left despise him.

As a Human Being, there’s not much to like about this Political Shyster [this is being re-enforced by the new revelations about his Family’s ties with Red China].  So, we’re not going to defend him — Joe’s always treated us with Utter Contempt anyways.

What I see going on here is what I’ve noticed in a more subtle form since, at least, 2008: the New New Left, in an uneasy alliance with the Radical Young Left that will not last, is slowly and quietly ‘taking-out’, whacking politically, as it were, the now Old Timers of the Old Left and New Left.  They’re going after state and local pols, along with DA’s, etc.  It is a Slow Massacre of those not exhibiting enough Radicalism [ie: those suffering from ‘False Consciousness’].  The New New Left and the Radical Young Left are not coordinating their activities: the latter is always ready to shoot at the former.

Joe ‘Hill’ Biden is just the latest, albeit the most well-known, ‘Old Timer’ to get caught in the Crossfire.

Day by day night after night
Blinded by the neon lights
Hurry here, hustlin’ there
No one’s got the time to spare
Money’s tight — nothin’ free
Won’t somebody come and rescue me

I am stranded…
Caught in the crossfire
Stranded…
Caught in the crossfire.


Williamson, The Democrats, And The Narcissistic Impulse

30 August 2019 @ 18:12

Daniel Greenfield is a very good Reporter and, often, an insightful commentator on the World we live in.

Recently, over at his blog Sultan Knish, he published an analysis of Marianne Williamson, her beliefs, and how they fit right in with the Democratic Party.  Entitled Marianne Williamson Shows the Dems are a Cult, it makes a good case for the proposition in the title.

A highlight [tip of the fedora to Juliette Akinyi Ochieng]:

How did Marianne Williamson, the author of 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, and other stuff you might see on the bottom layer of a garage sale, end up on the 2020 debate stage?

The obvious answer is that she’s been there for a very long time.

Indeed.  Unbeknownst to most of us, many Democrats — elected, running for The Presidency — believe in much of what she preaches.  It’s just that they don’t often use the same language [hiding it in more common political language].  But they have become, for lack of a different term: Oprahfied.

Mr. Greenfield:

Where did Marianne Williamson come from? The White House and the Democrat Party.

Unlike Andrew Yang, Williamson isn’t a fringe character who somehow made it into the debate stage. When she ran for Congress, her backers included Dennis Kucinich, who told supporters, “You are the ones who are calling forward a reality by the name of Marianne Williamson”, and Jennifer Granholm, the former Governor of Michigan, who headed a key Hillary SuperPAC.

Williamson is a crackpot… She got this far because the upper echelons of the Dems don’t believe in God, but do believe in crazy.

Indeed: they are most certainly several beers short of a six-pack.  As I’ve explained in previous columns here: adopting Leftism is a sign of a Mental Disorder because it shows that one does not want to deal with Reality, with Life As It Is.

More from The Sultan:

…do lefty politics draw in nuts and kooks for no apparent reason. Or is the insanity baked inside?

Are Marianne Wiilliamson’s crazy rants about dark psychic forces and force fields unrelated to her politics, or is the socialist conviction that the world needs careful management by the enlightened to cure us of our human nature exactly the sort of political philosophy that attracts quacks and kooks?

Behind the façade of reason, the light side of the Left, with its plans for a totalitarian utopia of resource management, speech policing, constant reeducation, and disposition of the unworthy, is a dark side of festering demons, spirits, ghosts, sorcerous powers, and invisible visitors from other realms. The light side claims that its ideas are the product of science, experts and modern thought, but the dark side is throbbing with magical thinking, hysterical outbursts, senseless cruelty, and cults of personality.

In other words: Leftism is ultimately based on Emotionalism — Syrupy Sentiment with no interior governing hand to Restrain it.

As to how Mzzz Williamson got this far:

…The only surprise is that it took this long for an unabashed representative of what the Democrats really believe to finally show up.

At the 2020 debates, the Democrats are letting their leftist freak flag fly. They’re coming out of the closet about their support for taking away everyone’s health insurance, dismantling the border and freeing criminals. Why shouldn’t they come out of the closet about their New Age beliefs?

At the next debate, to separate the ‘enlightened’ from those with False Consciousness, in the former’s eyes, one of the ‘moderators’ should ask, by a show of hands, how many are carrying at least one crystal [or a Mojo Bag].

The Hippie Spirit never died [actually, one can probably trace this Spirit back to Jean-Jacques Rousseau].

More from Mr. Greenfield [emphasis mine]:

The answer is that leftist politics only pretend to come from the conscious mind, but actually originate in the resentments, fantasies and terrors of the unconscious mind. Leftism isn’t reasoned, it’s rationalized.

Its politics are the wishes and the vendettas of the subconscious filtered through pseudoscience.

Marianne Williamson is unremarkable. After Trump’s election, tens of thousands of women like her swarmed the streets wearing pink hats to shriek at the sky and repel the dark psychic forces. This caucus of crazy white women, who underlie the leftist activist base, are spiritual rather than religious. They believe that they have special insight and are much too smart for organized religion. They are convinced that women are more spiritually attuned than men, that progressives are more sensitive than everyone else, and that they project spiritual forces through their activism that will change the country.

They believe in everything, ghosts, auras, energy forces, UFOs, and even angels, but no God.

That would be blasphemous because what they believe in, above all else, is themselves.

Marianne Williamson, like Obama and Oprah, speak to their inner specialness, to their egos and their conviction that they were put on earth to change the world and feel good about themselves. They assure them that all their inner conflicts can be resolved by directing their energy into politics and that they will be assured of immortality if their political activism puts them on the right side of history.

They are their own goddesses, their religion is narcissism, and the church is leftist politics.

What we have here is Paganism, pure and simple.  And Pagans reject The One God in favor of man-made gods [the plural is important], who are just like the Comic Book Superheros who flood our Culture, except they carry with them an Ideological, an Emotional, Power.

Finally:

…Even aside from Marianne Williamson, the 2020 field is full of Democrats trying out the rising cadences and long pauses of fake spirituality and impassioned vagueness. They use the borrowed poetry of religion to convey faith, but the only thing they believe in is themselves.

It’s Narcissism-A-Go-Go on The Left.

But let us not forget that all Ideologues are forever staring at their own reflections.

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ONE QUIBBLE:

I do have some problems with Mr. Greenfield’s point-of-view…

He seems to reject phenomena that are beyond Right Reason.  Russell Kirk believed in Ghosts; he believed in Mystery.

In our world, there exists the Human and we are governed by The Transcendent — the Hand of God, if you will.  There are many things that will always remain a Mystery to us because they are beyond our Understanding.  God has not Revealed all of Himself to us; we much continually search for Him.  By doing so, we strengthen our Faith in Him and beliefs because we discover His Majesty, which nourishes our Souls.  But we never expect to ‘know’ Him.

Mr. Greenfield is, from what I’ve read of his writings, a believer in a Rational World, where Mysteries are made to eventually be explained, where at some future time, we will fully understand Life [that’s a long way away, I’m sure he’ll admit].  He is a Child of The Enlightenment and, perhaps, a Utilitarian, in the tradition of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.

William Shakespeare got it right: ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy’ [Hamlet, Hamlet to Horatio].  And who would want it any other way?

‘A Major Watershed In History’

29 August 2019 @ 16:27

In another installment of Mark Steyn’s Notebook feature, he writes of Boris ‘The Prorouguish Charmer’ Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Red China, and Bernie Sanders.

Please do take the time to click here and read it.

I was struck by something John Shuba wrote in the Comments section [re-paragraphing mine]:

As to Bernie’s boundless love of murderous totalitarian regimes. — His response is pretty much, “Well they make the trains run on time.” I never before realized what a hollow not to say twisted, guy is Bernie. Western freedom and liberty means nothing to him. Like one of those zanier street prophets he preaches that he alone has the answers and will bring about the Promised Land if we will just all prostrate ourselves before government and the next Five-Year Plan.

However he may be on to something with those under 25 in our society. More and more of them seem quite bored with freedom and liberty and seem willing to sell some or all of it in order to get someone else to pay for college (and other “free stuff.”) There is a feel of real decadence and lack of substance within this group which goes so well with their endless lecturing of the rest of us about how “pure” they are. Maybe I’m just a middle-aged crank and perhaps people have been saying that about the “younger generation” for eons but a broken clock is right twice a day and this time around geezers like myself may be right. . .

I think we are, Mr. Shuba.

Their is a Profound Ignorance of The Past among Gen-Xers and Millennials.  So many of them are in this state that they have no clue as to the mistakes made in previous times and, therefore, as they become more and more Influential in our Society, these Unlearned Illiterates will repeat the Grave Mistakes of The Past.  In a Nuclear Age, the thought of this is Frightening.

This phenomenon was getting started during my years as a youngster [1961-1979].  But it really took hold with the children of the Baby Boomers.  At least we got a grounding in American and World History before the PC Crowd of parents and educators changed the face of Learning by making it a Servant of Ideology, so we had, and continue to have, a Sense Of The Past in our Hearts and Minds — it enters our Meditations.

The Gen-Xers and Millennial, for the most part, we deprived of this and, perhaps worst of all: if they were taught any History, it was through the fun-house mirror view of Ideology [EX: The Founders are Evil Incarnate Slave-Holding Supremacists].  They were subjected to an Orwellian form of education, written by ‘Masterminds’, Intelligentsia, and Apparatchiks, spread by True Believers, Fellow Travellers, and Dupes.

As SteynOnline commentator RAC remarks:

Bernie [doesn’t] even try to hide his abiding love of Communism these days. [N]o need really since most of the Democratic party has climbed aboard not to mention the left’s near total control of the national media as well. Decades of hard left indoctrination of your children attending public schools is bearing lots of red fruit these days. Will conservatives ever mount a counter-offensive to reclaim our k-12 educational system? Not a chance. I live in a supposedly red state and even the few charter schools still standing are under relentless assault both from the democrat party and their fellow travelers in the media. Our dog has no fight left in it.

[And you have to beware of the Charter Schools because many of them are run by Ideologues, as are, sadly, many Parochial Schools (Damn you, Vatican II).]

For many reasons, conservatives have, indeed, lost the fight in them.

A New Awakening is needed.

Today it would be retrogressive to hold on to the ossified formulas of the Enlightenment. Such
social dogmatism leaves us helpless before the trials of our times.

Even if we are spared destruction by war, life will have to change in order not to perish on its
own. We cannot avoid reassessing the fundamental definitions of human life and society. Is it true
that man is above everything? Is there no Superior Spirit above him? Is it right that man’s life
and society’s activities should be ruled by material expansion above all? Is it permissible to
promote such expansion to the detriment of our integral spiritual life?

If the world has not approached its end, it has reached a major watershed in history, equal in
importance to the turn from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It will demand from us a spiritual
blaze; we shall have to rise to a new height of vision, to a new level of life, where our physical
nature will not be cursed, as in the Middle Ages, but even more importantly, our spiritual being
will not be trampled upon, as in the Modern Era.

The ascension is similar to climbing onto the next anthropological stage. No one on earth has any other way left but — upward.

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart

If we are to dare call ourselves ‘American’, we must be willing to do those things, make those efforts, take those actions that the First Americans did. We will not be deserving of the label, ‘American’, if we are not willing to pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor to Preserving and Restoring what has been lost: not simply The American [Constitutional] Republic, but that Virtue and Commitment that drove The Founders to risk it all to see that they and their Posterity enjoyed the Right to Life, the Right to Ordered Liberty, and the Right to Pursue Happiness.

The Founders vowed to forsake all if that is what it took to secure our Unalienable Rights. The First Americans swore an Oath to either Live Free Or Die.

—Robert Belvedere, The Present Crisis, Chapter 12: Live Free Or Die

A Victim In Every Pot!: On Johnson & Johnson And Free Will

27 August 2019 @ 16:59

From Fox Business, Rachel Tesler reporting, we learn:

An Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies liable for stoking the opioid crisis in the state and said the company must pay $572 million, far less the $17 billion that the state was seeking.

Well…I guess that lowered amount is something.

More:

Judge Thad Balkman, of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma, is the first judge to rule in the opioid cases brought to trial by thousands of state and local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

His precedent-setting ruling was being closely watched as 2,000 other pending suits await to be heard before a federal judge in Ohio in October.

The Lord High Justices Of Victimhood filed their suits and their Victim Creating Peers have spoken.

More:

J&J said it plans to appeal Balkman’s ruling and that the decision was “flawed.”

“Janssen did not cause the opioid crisis in Oklahoma, and neither the facts nor the law support this outcome,” said Michael Ullmann, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson….

That is correct.  The only Victims here are Tragic Ones — those who abused the opioids they had been prescribed.  In other words: they brought it upon themselves — that is the true definition of Tragedy.

One hopes Johnson & Johnson will appeal this Injustice as far as they can.

More from the reporting:

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter brought the case to trial for seven weeks, arguing the pharmaceutical company executed an intensive marketing campaign that overwhelmed the market and mislead consumers about the addictive risks of the drug.

I don’t care if they did [and I’m not so sure they acted in this way].  We all have Free Will.  No one or one company forces us to take a drug.

Now, J&J may bear some Moral Responsibility if they did lie in their marketing, but they didn’t hypnotize or brainwash anyone.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were responsible for more than 400,000 overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017. Hunter seeks [sic] $17 billion to cover all costs related to the state addressing the epidemic for the next 30 years, including treatment and prevention programs.

There’s another problem right there: these so-called Guardians Of The People will inevitably fail if they continue to misguidedly treat drug and alcohol addiction as a disease, when, in Reality, it is ultimately a Mental Illness.  Labeling it a ‘disease’ is taking the blame for it occurring from the user to some murky force beyond his control.  In other words: the user is a Victim.

More:

Oklahoma lawyers dubbed J&J an opioid “kingpin” and alluded to its marketing tactics as a public health nuisance, under law….

Exaggerate much?  Our Lords are trying to get us to make the issue an Emotional one exclusively [something the Left does].

More:

…However, J&J absolves itself of any misconduct and presented research that said its painkillers, Duragesic and Nucynta, comprised a fraction of opioids prescribed in the state.

Give them an inch, Legitimize their thinking, like you just did J&J, and you will inevitably lose in the end.  Wimps.

More Wimps:

Oklahoma escalated the trial after resolving claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP in March for $270 million and against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in May for $85 million, with only J&J remaining as a defendant.

Stand-up to these Shysters, these Ideological fermenters.  Big Business today is run by Cowards.  Damn you all.

As I’ve shown here many times, the Left cares more about Ideas than they do about People.

This whole FAKE micheghas has already made Doctors fearful of prescribing pain killers to people who are Chronically in Pain for fear of running afoul of our Lords And Masters.  Good people are suffering because of some Losers.  Some of the former have even killed themselves because they can no longer get relief from the Excruciating Pain they suffer from.

Of course, these Lord High Justices Of Victimhood are not going to stop with pain meds [emphasis mine]:

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have compared the opioid cases to litigation against the tobacco industry that led to the landmark $246 billion settlement in 1998. The city and county lawyers hope this decision could provide a model for future resolutions in public health issues like firearms and climate change and pollution.

Rapidly our Free Will is being stripped away from our Control.

FULL DISCLOSURE: In early 2007, after extensive and intensive Chemotherapy treatments, I became chronically ill in both feet with Neuropathy, which is a disease of, usually, the peripheral nerves.  Every day I suffer pain in both feet — a pain that is so intense that I had trouble thinking and, therefore, working.  Since that time, I have been taking Vicodin every day to tamp-down the pain, so I can function.

Over these past twelve years, I have never abused this opioid.  I made myself fully aware of it’s dangers and have acted, if I may say so, in an adult way in my dosages [the example of Rush Limbaugh losing his hearing abusing Vicodin helped].

Since my present Cancer problems began in late 2016 [lung cancer in my left one metastiszing to the right, then to my brain], I have continued to monitor my dosage very, very closely [the Chemo I received for my lower-left lobe lung removal made the Neuropathy worse, so I’ve increased my dosage by a full pill, on average, a day to four a day].  I know that, if I took anymore than this, I would have too much of the drug in me to function.  So, you see, it’s my Responsibility to regulate my opioid use.  No company is to blame if I eventually begin to abuse it.

‘But what about those who aren’t as determined as you; what about those with Weak Wills?’

Every single Human Being is born with Free Will.  We have been given this Magnificent Gift that allows us to be Individuals.  No matter what happens to us outside of our Control, we have the Power [and Responsibility] to deal with it.  The same holds True for when our Hubris brings about Nemesis.  Free Will, for example, means that, though we may be unjustly jailed [see: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr¹] we can still be, in the end, Free.

Every abuser of drugs is obligated to search his or her own Soul.  You are not Victims.

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¹ From The Gulag Archipelago, Volume II, The Ascent:

”Know thyself!” There is nothing that so aids -and assists the awakening of omniscience within us as insistent thoughts about one’s own transgressions, errors, mistakes. After the difficult cycles of such ponderings over many years, whenever I mentioned the heartlessness of our highest-ranking bureaucrats, the cruelty of our executioners, I remember myself in my captain’s shoulder boards and the forward march of my battery through East Prussia, enshrouded in fire, and I say: “So were we any better?”

When people express vexation, in my presence, over the West’s tendency to crumble, its political shortsightedness, its divisiveness, its confusion I recall too: “Were we, before passing through the Archipelago, more steadfast? Firmer in our thoughts?” _

And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of tl\ose about me: “Bles.! you, prison!”.

Lev Tolstoi was right when he dreamed of being put in prison. At a certain moment that giant began to dry up. He actually needed prison as a drought needs a shower of rain!

All the writers who wrote about prison but who did not themselves serve time there considered it their duty to express sympathy for prisoners and to curse prison. I . . . have served enough time there. I nourished my soul there, and I say without hesitation:

“Bless you, prison, for having been in my life!”

(And from beyond the grave come replies: It is very well for you to say that-when you came out of it alive!)

 

 

Meet The New Berserkers

25 August 2019 @ 16:40

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

Winston Churchill

All Ideological movements find themselves ‘cursed’ by Fanatics, who take the Ideologies to the Extreme.

It’s actually an outcome that is Inevitable, because Pure, Unemotional Logic sets-up a road map for the Fanatics.  And, since an Ideology is a system of ideas and not a movement based in the Real World, the only way one can ‘progress’ in it is to proceed down that road.

There is a deep desire among the Ideologues to be more and more ‘perfect’, with the hope that they will, eventually, achieve Full Enlightenment.

Since the 18th Century, that term’s meaning has been Corrupted.

It used to mean achieving a closer relationship with God and His Works.

Now, we think of it — if we consciously think of it at all — as a movement that is the not-always-Loyal Opposition to The Transcendent.  Most of The Enlightenment’s adherents, most especially in France, rejected God and His Works and claimed [and still claim] that Reason governed all.  What is interesting is that, before the 18th Century, Reason was connected intimately with The Transcendent — what Edmund Burke labeled ‘Right Reason’.

This new form of Enlightenment rejected such a marriage and proclaimed that only REASON! should govern man.  Of course, as you might have expected, the Rejection of the Governing Merciful Hand of God left the governing Power to Mankind.  So, Men became gods, with each Individual [so the Theory went] determining what is best for himself or herself.

As when any such Logic was implemented, Anarchy ensued.  One problem was that Man is a Flawed Being who needs a non-Human Hand to guide him.

What to do?  What to do?

The more cunning of The Enlightened Ones declared themselves Masterminds, Gurus to the Masses.  They first tried to convince The People that they deserved to lead them.  When this Failed very miserably, they took action by trying to take Power And Control — sometimes successfully, sometimes failing.

When The Enlightened Ones succeeded, they Imposed their form of ‘enlightenment’ on the people they now controlled.  The death toll over the past three centuries has been in the hundreds of million; the Misery inflicted has been many times higher [In countries where Soft Socialism (actually, a form of Fascism) has been implemented, while the death toll has been usually low, the amount of Misery inflicted has been very high.].

Throughout it all, the Ideologues have never lost their Fanaticism.  And it’s interesting to note that, as the Ideologues have been more Frustrated in their attempts to Immanentize The Eschaton, their Fanaticism has grown much more Rabid and Relentless.

These New Berserkers cannot be reasoned with.  One thing to keep in mind when dealing with them: their definition of ‘reason’ is totally Corrupted — it has nothing to do with Reality.

The Triumph Of Leftist Thinking in The West means that such Irrational Behavior has seeped down deep in too many families.

And example: news from Australia [tip of the fedora to Richard Fernandez]:

An Australian couple, who fed their baby daughter a strict vegan diet resulting in severe malnourishment, have avoided jail time, according to CNN affiliate Seven News.

The mother and father, who are both in their 30s and who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to provide necessities in life and causing injury to the child. The couple were sentenced to a 18-month jail term to be served as a community order.
Authorities discovered the couple’s child so malnourished that at 19-months she weighed just 4.9 kilograms (10.8 pounds).
Further medical tests revealed that her bones had not developed since birth. Her development was so stunted she didn’t even have any teeth, Seven News reported.
Her parents said they had kept the girl on a strict vegan diet. The child hadn’t been vaccinated and hadn’t received any medical care since birth, reported CNN affiliate Nine News.

This Innocent Child was on the verge of Death, all because her Rabidly Gnostic Ideological Parents and their Devotion to ‘Enlightenment’.

As Mr. Fernandez commented [which was the inspiration for this post]:

Fanaticism lives under many aliases. The most common is “enlightenment”.

The Modern Ideological Monsters are Victor Frankensteins — beware their creations.

From Europe To Eurabia: Maximum Acceleration?

22 August 2019 @ 17:37

Raymond Ibrahim posted a column back in May, instant, that has in it a video featuring Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian historian of religions and journalist, [interviewing] Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian and journalist.  It is well-worth a watch.

As Mr. Ibrahim remarks:

The general theme of the episode is that Western values have become almost entirely materialistic in essence. Because pure materialism is ultimately dissatisfying —“man shall not live on bread alone”— more and more Western people are turning to any number of metaphysical ideologies, from Islam to paganism — anything as long as it’s not Christianity; because many of these ideologies are intrinsically hostile to Christianity. Western culture, which was founded on Christian principles, has become suicidal— hence the current situation, especially in Europe.

As Thranholm explains:

You cannot understand the world only from a political viewpoint. We are in a spiritual warfare and not just a political struggle….  It has become a taboo to speak about religion due to this anti-religious ideology that claims that religion has no value. As long as we remain in this spiritual crisis, I don’t think Europe will be able to defeat Islam. The reason why Islam is so successful here is because we have a spiritual vacuum.

Disturbing statistics validate this latter point: “Thousands of Norwegians are rushing to Islam” every year, says Herland: “A flood of ethnic Scandinavians are becoming Muslim,” precisely because Christianity has “evaporated.”

The Scandinavians, I think, are mostly converting our of fear, since their countries are being overrun by Mohammedins.

Mark Steyn predicted this in 2009 [the link is dead; here’s a link where I captured his statement]:

Four years ago in this space, I was anticipating an increase in Islamic-conversion rates in the likes of Amsterdam and Rotterdam:

Let’s say you work in an office in those cities: One day they install a Muslim prayer room, and a few folks head off at the designated time, while the rest of you get on with what passes for work in the EU. A couple of years go by, and it’s now a few more folks scooting off to the prayer room. Then it’s a majority. And the ones who don’t are beginning to feel a bit awkward about being left behind.

What do you do? The future showed up a lot sooner than you thought. If you were a fundamentalist Christian like those wackjob Yanks, signing on to Islam might cause you some discomfort. But, if you’re the average post-Christian Eurosecularist, what’s the big deal? Who wants to be the last guy sitting in the office sharpening his pencil during morning prayers?

Funny how quickly it all happened. There was the woman on reception, but she retired. And the guy in personnel who used to say, sotto voce, that Geert Wilders had a point. But he emigrated the year after Wilders did.

I didn’t know the half of it. The other day, Arnoud van Doorn, the producer of Wilders’s anti-Islamic film Fitna, announced that he’d converted to Islam — or “accepted Islam,” as they say — and made a pilgrimage to Medina to repent and ask for Allah’s forgiveness. There’s a lot of it about….¹

I predicted about a decade ago that:

…Converting to Islam will become the chic thing to do amongst the Beautiful people.

I still think this will start happening.  Fear will most certainly play a part in it, but, like Che T-Shirts, Conversion will become the ‘In Thing’, the ‘Transgressive Act’ that Empty-Headed Celebrities believe is a passport to ‘Coolness’ and being acceptable to ‘the people that matter.

And the fools that Worship them like saints will follow their example, much like they wear the same fashions and make-up now.

Once more from RI:

… As Thranholm — who refers to the current “anti-Christian ideology” in the West as “the second coming of Marxism”— says in the video, “A weak Christianity means a strong Islam.”

The novel The Camp Of The Saints has come true.

As it’s writer, Jean Raspail, wrote in 1985 [emphasis mine]:

At this juncture, the moment has arrived to explain why, in Camp of the Saints, it is human masses coming from the far-away Ganges rather than the shores of the Mediterranean that overwhelm the South of France. There are several reasons for this. One pertains to prudence on my part, and especially to my refusal to enter the false debate about racism and anti-racism in French daily life, as well as my revulsion at describing the racial tensions already discernible (but for the moment not fit for discussion) for fear of exacerbating them. To be sure, a mighty vanguard is already here, and expresses its intention to stay even as it refuses to assimilate; in twenty years they will make up thirty percent, strongly motivated foreigners, in the bosom of a people that once was French. It’s a sign, but it is only one sign. One could stop there. One could even engage in some skirmishes, all the while ignoring, or pretending to ignore that the real danger is not only here, that it is elsewhere, that it is yet to come, and that by its very size it will be of a different order. For I am convinced that at the global level things will unleash as at a billiard game, where the balls start moving one after the other following an initial shove. …It will probably not happen as I have described it, for the Camp of the Saints is only a parable, but in the end the result will not be any different, though perhaps in a form more diffused and therefore seemingly more tolerable.

His last words should send a sub-zero chill up all of our spines:

For the West is empty, even if it has not yet become really aware of it. An extraordinarily inventive civilization, surely the only one capable of meeting the challenges of the third millennium, the West has no soul left. At every level – nations, races, cultures, as well as individuals – it is always the soul that wins the decisive battles. It is only the soul that forms the weave of gold and brass from which the shields that save the strong are fashioned. I can hardly discern any soul in us….

The times will be cruel.

—Jean Raspail, Introduction to the 1985 Edition

 

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¹ Here’s the rest of Mark’s quote from my post:

…Tony Blair’s sister-in-law has converted. So has Gitmo guard Terry Holdbrooks, who was touched by the way the detainees “wake up each day and smile,” and Katherine Russell, the “all-American girl” from Rhode Island who married Tamerlan Tsarnaev and whose parents were “very supportive” of their daughter’s decision to “accept Islam” and retreat beneath the veil and stayed “very supportive” right up until their son-in-law blew up the Boston Marathon. The two men who butchered Royal Fusilier Lee Rigby on the streets of London were also converts, British-born sons of Nigerian Christians.

Tech Culture And Madness

22 August 2019 @ 15:48

Have you ever lived in a cage
Where you live to be whipped and be tamed?
For I’ve never loved in a cage
Or talked to a friend or just waved

—Bernie Taupin

This post and the linked article will require some time to read and think about.

I offer it and my thoughts here to, hopefully, spur some contemplation on the implications of what Big Tech is planning in the long-term.  We’re not talking about the Dangers they pose that occupy a place in our discussions everyday; this one is much Worse, but is fairly-well hidden from the Public right now.

Over at PJMedia, at The Belmont Club, Richard Fernandez has posted a very interesting column on the plans of some Tech Masterminds [/sarc] and his insightful analysis of the implications for all of us if they get implemented.  This may sound like Sci-Fi stuff, but I can assure you [as a former Tech Guy and as a Philosopher] that this kind of stuff is being worked-on — it’s been dreamed of for decades, but we now are actively developing the tools to realize their Twisted Dreams.

From RF:

The notion that the world might not be real may seem like madness, but it is a serious proposition, at least in academic circles….

Experiments showing that “reality does not exist until it is measured” have added weight to the notion that if the world is so weird, maybe it really is not real.

Godless Scientists and Philosophers have always questioned Reality.  Out Modern versions of these types are detached from God and approach the question now detached from The Transcendent, without the Guiding Hand of The Divine.  This is like attempting to row a boat without any paddles: you end-up drifting into Destructive hazards

Do I think the Tech Masterminds will attempt any of this?  They are already testing it.

From Mr. Fernandez [emphasis mine]:

…Yet there’s another direction in this simulation take: not from God (or space aliens) to man but from man over man. Humans strive to create fictions for other people, even whole populations, so they can control them.

Simulated reality is the hypothesis that reality could be simulated—for example by quantum computer simulation—to a degree indistinguishable from “true” reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not be fully aware that they are living inside a simulation. This is quite different from the current, technologically achievable concept of virtual reality. Virtual reality is easily distinguished from the experience of actuality; participants are never in doubt about the nature of what they experience. Simulated reality, by contrast, would be hard or impossible to separate from “true” reality.

Bernie Madoff knew how to do this and politicians try to create rudimentary artificial worlds using the now-familiar mechanism of the Narrative.  But while these blocky, pixelated universes work on the level of culture, not even the most powerful human agencies have been able to alter individual sense experience. One could always see the flaws close up. That may now change and the first steps in that direction have already taken place.

Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries. … The devices will be installed by a robot built by the startup. Musk said the robot, when operated by a surgeon, will drill 2 millimeter holes in a person’s skull. The chip part of the device will plug the hole in the patient’s skull. … He has invested some $100 million in San Francisco-based Neuralink, according to the New York Times. Musk’s plan to develop human computer implants comes on the heels of similar efforts by Google and Facebook. But critics aren’t so sure customers should trust tech companies with data ported directly from the brain.

How long until memories, desires, thoughts are implanted through exactly the same neural chips that sucked them out? If they work, observer-created reality and a world-as-simulation can be implemented within an individual mind….

In this Amoral and Immoral Age, there is nothing to prevent this from being Horrifically abused.  Do you trust people like Musk, Zuckerberg, and their fellow Tech Masterminds to restrict the use of this Technology to actual things that are truly Good for Society?  They are all Morally-Starved individuals.

More from RF:

There are already plans afoot for a human brain/Cloud interface. Through it, we can be turned into the Borg, sharing each other’s thoughts and sensory data. That’s even better than video games.

A neuralnanorobotically enabled human B/CI might serve as a personalized conduit, allowing persons to obtain direct, instantaneous access to virtually any facet of cumulative human knowledge. Other anticipated applications include myriad opportunities to improve education, intelligence, entertainment, traveling, and other interactive experiences. A specialized application might be the capacity to engage in fully immersive experiential/sensory experiences, including what is referred to here as “transparent shadowing” (TS). Through TS, individuals might experience episodic segments of the lives of other willing participants (locally or remote) to, hopefully, encourage and inspire improved understanding and tolerance among all members of the human family.

Will it be “understanding and tolerance” or the ultimate form of slavery, where human knowledge is harvested from unwitting captives?…

Sounds like High Tech Slavery to me.

I intend to keep my eyes on these ‘Masterminds’.  We need to guard against the would-be Doctor Morbius’s of this World.


Therapeutic Culture And Madness

21 August 2019 @ 17:23

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy analyzes the case of one Nicholas Giampa, who murdered his Girlfriend’s parents and then tried to off himself [he was unsuccessful].

He lays out the story in all it’s harrowing detail, including how such a Human Monster developed.

Please do take the time to click here and read the whole column.

A few highlights from it that caught my eye…

From Stacy:

The first thing you need to know about Nicholas Giampa — besides the fact that he murdered two people — is that he had been diagnosed with autism, depression and a social anxiety disorder, according to his mother. From an early age, Giampa was “troubled,” and was a target of bullying. He attended five different schools during an eight-year period and by 2016, was enrolled at The Dominion School, a private school in Springfield, Virginia, for teenagers with “special needs.”

From his Mother:

Nicholas had no friends and was badly bullied.

“We tried to make up for the fact that he had no friends,” Marilyn said, with trips to Guam and the Grand Canyon, golf and saxophone lessons but nothing could make up for his isolation. Nicholas’ mother noticed a hardening in him.

As a teen, Nicholas called himself a “freak” and “retarded,” falling into very long, dark depressions….

She had hope when he eventually got a girlfriend.

However, things soon went south because the girl’s Mother, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker: ‘“Almost on day one of them dating this summer [my daughter] told me that Nicholas is very good at history and she said, “Did you know that the Jews are partly to blame for WWII?”‘

Stacy remarks:

Nicholas Giampa was a teenage neo-Nazi, an obsession he cultivated via the Internet, where he apparently became a fanboy of a notorious terrorist cult known as the Atomwaffen Division (more about that later). Giampa was the autistic Romeo and his girlfriend, Amelia Fricker, was the special needs Juliet, whose progressive parents were horrified when they discovered Nazi Nick’s obsession with Hitler.

The Parents of the girl ordered Giampa to stay away from their daughter.

To make a long story short, two days before Christmas 2017, Nicholas Giampa murdered Amelia’s parents with a pistol, then turned the gun on himself, attempting suicide. Giampa survived the self-inflicted gunshot to his head, although his brain injury was such that a judge ruled him incompetent to stand trial. This story has become part of a liberal media narrative about “white supremacist terrorism,” and the deaths of Amelia Fricker’s parents have been added to a body count total that is being blamed on President Trump. However, even if you condemn Trump as a “white supremacist,” it should be obvious that he doesn’t advocate teenage boys murdering their girlfriends’ parents, a crime that had more to do with Giampa’s psychiatric issues than with any political ideology.

But I have no doubt that Ideology played a part in this situation and in the situations of the other Boy-Men who have either committed Murder or were, thank The Good Lord, stopped before they did so.

Ideologues encourage these Misfits in their Delusions.

Ideology of any type advocates a Fantasy World that can never come true in The Real World. It is:

…a system of ideas developed in the sterile laboratories of the minds of it’s creators, far away from Reality. It is a system constructed with Fantasy and Fables and Frenzied Whims as it’s main building materials.  [The Present Crisis, Chapter 3: Leftism]

When The Vision™ fails, it always brings about a Supreme Anger, a Relentless and Ever-Growing Rage, in the person it has failed.

More from Stacy:

But as with the case of El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius (“very much a loner,” “the nerdy quiet kid” who was “picked on” in school), the case of Nicholas Giampa shows how a certain type of young white male seems to be particularly vulnerable to recruitment by online extremists. And this is not an accident: The neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer has described its target audience as “the ADHD demographic.” Emotionally disturbed young loners — “misfits,” to use the term Eric Hoffer applied to them in The True Believer — are always looking for something that will give them a sense of belonging. And it so happens that the guy who founded The Atomwaffen Division fit the same profile.

Further:

…the fact is that these killers fit a certain profile, with mental issues that make them particularly vulnerable to online recruitment into a neo-Nazi worldview, in much the same way as vulnerable teenage girls are being recruited into transgenderism.

Stacy then goes on to show how these Mentally Ill children are being disgustingly exploited by The Left.

Please click here to read it all.

A few thoughts from your Humble Blog Host…

-I was badly bullied in Junior High and High School.  However, I made friends with other ‘rejects’ and, through it never washed me clean of my Anger [which persisted for some fifteen years afterward], these friendships provided me with a refuge that helped me remain Civilized.  There’s no reason you can’t seek-out such Brothers-In-Arms, as it were — and I was maddeningly super-shy.  Trouble is such Untainted B-I-A’s are hard to find these days.

-The Coddling of our Children in a Therapeutic Culture over the past several generations has damaged damn-near all of them to varying degrees.

The broadening of what is considered ‘Autistic’ is part of this Pampering.  Instead of preparing kids to become adults, we smother them.  We say that they are Special and go on to stunt their growth into Maturity.

As Evi put it in the Comments section:

…the term “autistic” almost doesn’t mean anything anymore because it is such a broad spectrum. Might as well call him retarded.

I prefer addressing what is really at the root of this issue. You have a kid who was deeply alienated and picked on who adopted evil out of his own isolation and self pity (rather than resisting it)[.]¹

Think about it: a kid spends his life being told straight-out that he has ‘mental health issues’ that, in an un-PC phrase, he is ‘retarded’.

He absorbs that and starts believing that he is a ‘freak of nature’ and that ‘he doesn’t belong’.  Self-Isolation follows, then a Burning Desire to join other ‘freaks’ in a twisted community of Berserkers.

This Therapeutic Culture is severely damaging our children. They don’t know Life and are very easily molded, especially because they are in Distress.

Stop The Madness, People.

Flush Leftist Thinking out of your Souls.

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¹ As Evi states in another comment:

ADHD is not a disability. It is a plus if you have a job like construction foreman, ship captain, running a logging crew, or any other profession where you have to think and act quickly on a variety of points continually. ADHD personalites do very well with that sort of multi sensory challenge, linear thinkers often get paralized and do poorly.

But in a school setting we punish boys (it is a male trait generally) for that ability. We should be channeling it and encouraging it.