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—General Nathanael Greene
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—St. John Paul The Great

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.

The Colors Of #OUTRAGE: Blue And Red

20 August 2019 @ 16:50

Well…Ideologues and Surface-Pro Dingbats¹ on the Right — joined by Mensheviks who have nothing to lose on this issue, only to gain — have succeeded in getting a supposedly anti-Right film shelved, The Hunt.

On Facebook, Kathy Shaidle has [sometimes patiently] tried to explain that this movie is a Parody and that the Good Guys — ie: The Right — end-up triumphing over the Elite Leftist Hunters of Deplorables.

I believe she has made some headway.

Interesting point she made: ‘…Guys: When BRIAN KILLMEDE understands the basic concept of this film and you don’t, check yerselves’.

Today, she links to a damn fine article by David Cole, entitled: Right-Wing Boob Job.  He takes on the Right Wing Ideologues² and Surface-Pro’ers, while offering some insider’s take on the script.

A few highlights:

…we used to bitch about how Hollywood never makes movies with conservative heroes and leftist villains.

Well, Hollywood (and the son of a Friend of Abe) did just that, and you buffoons killed it with Stonewall Jackson-style friendly fire, proving once again that the cancer of speech suppression may go into remission for periods of time among ideological zealots, but it never quite goes away.

Steven Molen, the son of conservative Producer Gerald Molen [who was a member of the Friends Of Abe, ‘the “secret” (and boozy) organization of Hollywood conservatives’], made the movie.  As Mr. Cole describes:

Molen’s son Steven worked side by side with his dad on many of the elder’s projects. And then Steven co-produced exactly the type of movie us Abes used to drunkenly pine for: a nondocumentary that would appeal to rightists. That movie is called The Hunt, and it’s a riff on the venerable “Most Dangerous Game” scenario (hunters hunting humans), but with villainous, hate-filled, intolerant leftists kidnapping innocent right-wingers and hunting them for sport. Even a retarded gibbon would have understood from the trailer that the “deplorables” in the film are the ones the audience is supposed to root for (especially the kick-ass blond female lead). But right-wing bloggers tend to fall below tardigibbons on the IQ chart.

Harsh, but fair if you’re talking about Pundits and Politicians who should know better.  The Average Joe depends on the former to summarize issues clearly for him in his busy life [a good chunk of which has to be dedicated to meeting bureaucratic requirements].³

Mr. Cole zeroes-in on a few who stand Guilty, including Matt Margolis, Lara Trump, Andrew Torba [founder of Gab], Tim Young, Dan Gainor [MRC], Tammy Bruce, Derek Hunter, Ace Of Spades, and Trumpius Maximus Pompey.

When the film was pulled from release by Universal, Todd Starnes weighed-in:

Fox News host Todd Starnes cheered the film’s suppression, gleefully taking credit for it:

The decision came in no small part thanks to the gun-toting, Bible-clinging audience of my nationally syndicated radio program as well as my Fox Nation show, “Starnes Country.”… The Deplorables demonstrated that we can facilitate change without having to march in the streets or burn down city blocks. We led the charge on my radio program and on “Starnes Country,” proving that when gun-toting, Bible-clinging patriots stand together we can accomplish great things.

“Great things”? Sweet Jesus.

More:

Back in April, script reader and blogger Carson Reeves reviewed The Hunt’s screenplay. This was before the hullabaloo began. Reeves laid out the entire story (except for the climax). Sorry, Ace, but the film is set in Croatia, where the evil globalist lefties have their “hunting preserve.” So, no “Hispanic immigrant” families in the vicinity.

I asked Reeves if there was some kind of twist at the end where the deplorables turn out to be the villains, and the leftists the good guys. His reply:

The funny thing about this is that the script (or at least the draft that I read—who knows if they changed things since) is extremely pro-Conservative. This movie makes liberals look quite bad (specifically rich liberals). The ending is pretty straightforward. The main character, the woman in the trailers, who’s conservative, wins. She kills the big bad liberal elite (Hilary Swank), and rides off into the sunset. It’s very much a satire about how the liberal elite is getting out of control and therefore a movie you’d think conservatives would want to come out.

So there you go. This is what you killed, “conservatives.” And now, thanks to you, Universal gets to bury the film while taking credit for “listening to the needs” of conservative protesters. “See? We’re not intolerant of the right! They asked us to kill the movie, and we did.”

Is it possible that changes were made during production, and the final film deviates from the screenplay? Of course it is. But even if that turns out to be the case, it would have no bearing on these three simple truths:

Attempting to suppress political or artistic speech is always wrong.

Blaming movies for “making” people do violent things is as stupid as blaming guns.

The “conservatives” who shitcanned The Hunt without at least attempting to read the screenplay first are frauds.

Some of them may well be Frauds, but I think many just aren’t thinking these issues through.

Both the Right and the Left suffer from Overactive Sensitivity. Now the Left suffers from this condition because, in order to be a Leftist, they must renounce Right Reason and embrace an all-encompassing Emotional State Of Mind.  The same goes for the Ideological Right.  As for the rest of us: we are surrounded by the Hysteria in the air and a justified Anger at the way America is declining.

We need to learn to hesitate to react until we can gather-in more of The Truth.  It’s going to be hard for us, but I know we True Americans can do it.

Semper Fi, Americae.

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¹ The kind of people who only read headlines and short commentaries on Twitter, Facebook, etc. and never look down deeply on an issue.  They help fuel The Right Wing Outrage Machine™.

² As I explained in The Present Crisis:

The 1970’s saw the rise of what was labeled the ‘New Right’. It consisted of (1) young people who had been brought to the Conservative Philosophy as a backlash against the Lawlessness, Disorder, and Revolting Behavior of the New Left, (2) Evangelicals who were upset by the Democratic Party’s embrace of McGovernism and it’s accompanying belief in Moral Relativity, (3) those inspired by Ronald Reagan’s Crusade, and (4) the Neo-Conservatives — former Radical Leftists who had been ‘mugged by reality’ and came to see the Wisdom inherent in Conservative Philosophy. These groups — along with long-time conservatives who had supported Barry Goldwater in his Presidential Campaign and who had a great Respect for people like William F. Buckley — were the main driving force behind Mr. Reagan’s winning of the Presidency, the retaking of control of the Senate by the GOP, and the Re-legitimizing of conservative and Classical Liberal thinking among the American People. All fine and good — it was, indeed, Morning In America again. However, a seed had been planted within the New Right that was poisonous and would grow to sicken and weaken the Conservative Cause.

This bad seed was Ideology.

It was carried-in and planted by the Neo-Cons, by some of the Evangelicals, and by some of the young people.

Despite having rejected their Radical Pasts, the Neo-Cons had not rejected, had not shaken off, their Ideological way of thinking nor their habit of approaching the solving of problems by filtering their solutions through the lens of Ideology. They, therefore, offered solutions that were systems of ideas — grand plans designed in Think Tanks and in what were, in a very real sense, conservative cell meetings, modeled on the kind of gatherings they had participated in when they were Radicals.

Those Evangelicals who sought to set-up rigid tests to determine whether or not someone could be considered a ‘real conservative’ were people who came from a long tradition of support for the Democratic Party going back it’s founding by Andrew Jackson in the 1820’s.

This type of Evangelical grew-up to embrace the New Deal and the thinking behind it — that of a Paternalistic and Maternalistic way of governing. And they brought this way of thinking with them when they moved to the GOP.

A good number of the young people who helped form the New Right entered the scene suffering from the effects of the Relentless Leftist Brainwashing / Propagandizing they had (1) been exposed to since they entered school and (2) been subjected to by the growing Dominance of Leftism in American Society.

They knew nothing but that everything was Ideological in nature, so it is no surprise that these young people filtered their thinking and actions through that lens.

As they matured in years, they began crafting what were, in a very real sense, doctrines of thinking that have to all be followed to the letter or they would kick you out of the Conservative Movement
for the Right Wing version of ‘False Consciousness’.  [The Present Crisis, Chapter 6: Dereliction Of Duties]

And don’t get me started on the capital ‘L’ Libertarians.

³ I have to admit that this Average Bob suffered about a half-hour’s worth of OUTRAGE!!! before I came back to Earth and listened to people like Kathy Shaidle.  We Average Joes and Janes have to be careful.

 

Leftists Abuse Down Syndrome People

17 August 2019 @ 16:42

Disturbing — but, sadly, not surprising news — out of Michigan.

From Life Site, Doug Mainwaring reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Kathy Shaidle]:

A public art event in Grand Rapids, Michigan next month will feature men and women with Down syndrome performing as “drag queens” and “drag kings.”

A drag group known as “Drag Syndrome” is comprised of performers with Down syndrome, and is an LGBT activist’s attempt to promote so-called “inclusion.”…

The organizers of the show…are defending the event.

“We sought them out because they are at the very highest level of disability drag,” said event organizer Jill Vyn of DisArt, a Grand Rapids organization that connects art and people with disabilities.

“Drag has never only been about sexuality,” DisArt co-founder Christopher Smit said [BB: ‘never only‘ — so it is, at least, partially]. “Drag is about gender performance, drag is about expression. Drag is also about ridding the culture of really damaging stereotypes.”

Drag queen shows largely consist of men dressing as women in order to mock stereotypes of womanhood and femininity.

Of course.

From WebMD:

Mental Symptoms

Down syndrome also affects a person’s ability to think, reason, understand, and be social. The effects range from mild to moderate. Children with Down syndrome often take longer to reach important goals like crawling, walking, and talking. As they get older, it may take more time before they get dressed and use the toilet on their own. And in school, they may need extra help with things like learning to read and write.

Some also have problems with behavior – they may not pay attention well, or they can be obsessive about some things. That’s because it’s harder for them to control their impulses, relate to others, and manage their feelings when they get frustrated.
As adults, people with Down syndrome may learn to decide many things on their own, but will likely need help with more complex issues like birth control or managing money. Some may go to college, while others will need more day-to-day care.

More from Life Site:

Viewers of the show, who know that those with Down syndrome did not conceive and put together this troupe on their own, will be left to wonder to what extent, if any, those with Down syndrome who are participating in this event are being exploited by activists to unsuspectingly push the LGBT agenda.

As Dad Kurt Michaels remarks

Pam Crouch is spot-on:

No because the Leftist must invade every nook and cranny of a Culture, to Corrupt it, to Soil it.

People with Down Syndrome remain child-like for their lives, so this is Child Abuse.

This is also The Left looking for easy ways to Pollute and Defile our population through our most Vulnerable of people.

Disgusting.

God have Mercy on their Souls — I won’t.

The Blood, Plunder, And Hammer Of The Leftist Gods

16 August 2019 @ 15:59

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy does a fine job of reporting on the repeated rapes of an eleven year old Maryland girl by two Illegal Aliens.

In happened in Montgomery County where…

Government agencies in Maryland’s most populous jurisdiction are now banned from cooperating with federal immigration raids or investigations, in what advocates say is the strongest action taken in support of undocumented immigrants in the Washington region.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, a Democrat, on Monday signed the Promoting Community Trust Executive Order, prohibiting all executive-branch departments from, among other things, using local government resources to assist federal agents in civil immigration investigations.

That means they cannot allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers into nonpublic spaces in government buildings or give them access to individuals in county government custody — unless they are in possession of a court order or criminal warrant.

That is from a news story in The Frederick News-Post on 24 July this year.

And now, as Stacy relates, we see the results of this policy.

As I’ve mentioned many times before: to the Left, The Cause is all.  People don’t matter to them.  If an eleven year old girl has to be Sacrificed for the ‘good’ of The Cause, then so be it.  The wishes of the Leftist God take precedence over all Individuals.  Hell, we’ve got to get to The Deathless Shore Of Nirvana ASAP.

Please do take the time to click here and read all of Stacy’s report.

Steppin’ Into The Twilight Zone

13 August 2019 @ 16:40

I’m falling down a spiral, destination unknown
A double-crossed messenger, all alone
I can’t get no connection, can’t get through…

There’s an Excellent commentary up over at American Greatness by Professor Deana Chadwell entitled Twilight Zone Nation.

The title says it all: we are in ‘a world turned upside down’, as the old English song says.

Her insights are spot-on.

Some highlights:

….How in the world did we get to this Rod Serling place where drag queens are reading to our children in our libraries? How, in a rational universe, did four ignorant, left-wing, lunatic women attain breathtaking power in less than a year? When did sex trafficking become such a huge crisis? How is it that facts and evidence and law have no pull at all anymore?

We find ourselves, apparently all of a sudden, in a place where telling bald-faced lies about anyone we want to slander is acceptable behavior, where billions of dollars of government money is unaccountably missing and no one seems really upset by that malfeasance, where pedophilia is working its way into appropriate behavior….

And:

The idea of absolute truth is repulsive to many people, largely because truth is limiting — if the truth of the matter is that Harry was born with both X and Y chromosomes then his desire to be a woman will be circumvented by that truth, no matter what hormones he takes or what parts of his anatomy he parts with.

The implications of truth are bothersome as well. The buck stops there — no wiggle room, and more disturbing than that is the obvious necessity of a truth-giver. That idea of absolute truth came from somewhere; how could mere humans come up with a concept so far above our pay grade? Something deep in our inner core, however, either demands it or rails against it — we either want God or we most decidedly don’t.

Truth and God are indivisible, so if we lose one, we lose the other — which puts us in a scary place. We have lost track of the truth in many essential areas….

She then goes on to explain how The Truth has been demonized in Science, History, Politics, News Reporting, and Theology, remarking at one point:

Without truth there can be no trust and without trust no functional society, let alone freedom. Free speech is irrelevant if no one speaks the truth. I’m really tired of trying to figure out who is giving me the real story.  Is the meme about Sandy O saying something ridiculous true? Hard to tell — she’s always ridiculous.  Is the latest dietary information worth paying attention to, or will it be obsolete in two weeks?  Whose statistics are real? Was that really something Abraham Lincoln said? I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone….

Do, please, take the time to click here and read the whole thing.

Help I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
My beacon’s been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go, now that I’ve gone too far
Soon you will come to know, when the bullet hits the bone

—Kooymans and George, Twilight Zone, recorded by Golden Earring


 

Taking A Knee To The Knee-Takers

12 August 2019 @ 17:50

Ho hum…another athlete takes to his/her/xhyr/whatever knee during the playing of America’s National Anthem.

At first when I heard the story, I just sighed a sigh of Boredom and Dispassion, but, as Mark Steyn pointed out on Fox & Friends this morning:

Fox contributor Mark Steyn said that these protests were worse than the Colin Kaepernick protest. “I don’t agree with what Kaepernick does, but he is playing for some local sports team against another local sports team. In this case, this guy has been specifically invited to represent the country.”

Steyn added that standing for the anthem is “the most basic thing you can do.” He said that Imboden has chosen to “humiliate America on the international stage.” He said that no one is going to listen to Imboden if he doesn’t share enough with them to stand for the national anthem.

He’s right: this is different.

Considering the nature of this Fool’s actions, one can only conclude that he hates everything America stands for.  Well, Nancy-Boy Embolden, there’s nothing keeping you here, is there?  I mean, really, you’re free to go to a country more steeped in your kind of Utopianism.  And don’t give us that jive that you’re staying here to work to fundamentally transform America from within: that’s Treason…and it won’t be tolerated much longer.  That’s not a threat, but a fact.

In Mark’s Comments section, John Shuba remarks:

Brings to mind Sir Roderick Spode, his “Blackshorts” and his celebration of the “British Knee.” (Also Bertie’s observation that “Let me tell you something Spode, swanking around in footer bags does not make you a person of consequence.”)

Others have said this but I wholeheartedly agree — To make a splash in “popular culture” (at least for the last fifty years) you have to be “outrageous.” This “outrageous” behavior usually takes the form of something the media chicken heads view as “brave”, “fearless” and “transgressive” but is usually no such thing. In fact it is exhibitionism of the most ridiculous sort. That’s what we have here. The “taking of the knee” in response to the National Anthem is a childish display of virtue-signalling that carries absolutely no consequences to the kneeling party. It is simply being a brat. However the bratty knee-taker and his/her/it’s enablers act like they are death-defying members of the French Resistance fleeing through the forests after blowing up a Nazi troop train. That’s what really gets me — You get to be “outrageous” on the cheap with none of the blow-back that such behavior traditionally carried. Hail Spode!

Dead Solid Perfect.

Todd Lewis, in the same section, comments on The Virtue Signalers™:

This taking the knee business convinces me of my view about why leftism can be popular with so many people who should know better. I know plenty of people in my own family, as well as others, who are highly educated and successful (both young and old), but who openly admit to buying into leftist premises and regard the daily narrative as completely true and beyond criticism. To me, this boggles the mind. The only thing that can explain it is not rationality, principle, or evidence, but ego. I gather that the desire to identify with the supposedly cool and beautiful people, the rich and famous, all sorts of celebrities, and the arrogant and sanctimonious is too powerful a siren song for media hollowed-out souls. It’s pretentious virtue signaling 24/7. It is a form of addiction. This is the disposition of profoundly empty people, even if they are highly educated and successful. This is all absolutely worthless and destructive, but they don’t care. It is egomania on parade. This may be the most impenetrable of all bubbles. All species of virtue signalers are denizens of bubbles. Of course consequences are God’s big needle. I only hope the rest of us survive the pop.

Kill God and eventually you kill any Sense Of Community as you draw inside your own Egos.

Those aren’t bubbles, by the way: they are inflamed gangrenous cysts.

What these knee-takers need is a good knee to the groin.

Woodstock At 50: What Are We Fightin’ For?

11 August 2019 @ 16:56

Fifty years ago starting on this Thursday, 15 August, the biggest [up to that time] Rock festival was held in upper-state New York at Woodstock.

Since the concert ended on 19 August, the myth-makers on the Left have been eulogizing the event as the equivalent of a religious and philosophical experience [maaan].

Over at Powerline, Paul Mirengoff is having none of that [tip of the fedora to Teecee Lynch] in his post Misrepresenting Woodstock

He — rightfully — takes issue specifically with the recent PBS documentary, Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation on The American Experience:

…with the 50th anniversary approaching, it was inevitable that precincts of the mainstream media would make Woodstock out to be more than what it was. The heady combination of nostalgia and leftism would see to that.

…I watched as much of it as I could take (about an hour) last night.

I watched the whole bloody thing [man, I really hate Hippies — especially the old unrepentant ones that have survived until now].

Mr. Mirengoff remarks:

The PBS program tied Woodstock to the radical politics of the era. That’s fair. The festival celebrated the “counterculture,” of which radical leftism was a key element.

But radical leftism did not define “a generation” — at least not the generation of Woodstock. In the first presidential election after the festival, about half the members of that generation voted for Richard Nixon. As the Woodstock generation came into its own, it elected Ronald Reagan twice by landslides, and Reagan’s successor by a comfortable margin.

This was followed by two terms of a center-left president and two terms of a center-right one. Not until 2008, 39 years after Woodstock when that generation was on the wane, did America elect a president as far left as the one who had departed the year of the festival.

Actually, Obama was further to the Left than LBJ.  Johnson was Old Left; Obama was part of the New New Left that emerged out of the New Left Movement that was part of 1960’s.

More from PM:

So it’s ironic, I guess, that Ronald Reagan, not Woodstock, is the political legacy of the Woodstock generation.

Even at the time of the festival, its politics didn’t reflect the politics of young Americans. I’ve already noted Nixon’s standing in 1972.

Most likely it didn’t, but we’re talking Influence on The Culture here, not numbers.

Modern Leftist Thinking has seeped into every aspect of America in the fifty years since.  As I’ve written in The Present Crisis:

The perversion of Reason that is Leftist Thinking has infused each and every one of our Souls. This has not been an overnight process, but has taken over a century to achieve in America.

The Left has always understood and continues to understand that, if you want to achieve lasting Power And Control over a society, you have to influence it’s Culture — grab a hold of it and reshape it — and take control of governmental levers of Power at every level, down to Dog Catcher and Meter Maid; also, you have to be the heaviest influence that shapes and molds it’s Arts and Sciences in all the areas they touch, from story-telling in all it’s forms and meteorological climate theories down through to the types of drawings children are permitted to create and opinions Scientists are allowed to write and speak.

At this effort, the Leftists have been exceedingly successful.

Mr. Mirengoff believes that the Woodstockers ended-up taking Materialism ‘to heights far beyond those reached by their parents, who are reviled for this “sin” in the PBS program. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it destroys any claim that Woodstock “defined a generation.”’

First of all: it is a Bad Thing because, in our fevered rush to obtain things, we consign Transcendence to The Ash Heap Of History, thereby removing a Key Restraint on our actions.

And, actually the Woodstock Myth, specifically, and the Counter-Culture Hippie Movement, generally, did define the Baby Boomer Generation and Contaminate the succeeding ones.

As Teacher in Tejas remarks in the Comments section of PM’s post:

I’ve also made the point that the Woodstock Generation was the first generation in US history who said “I AM NEVER GOING TO BE LIKE MY PARENTS!” And then they went ahead and actually DID THAT!. Yep the Woodstock generation then went ahead with “I’m going to be the cool parent….I’m going to smoke weed with my son….I will let my fifteen year old daughter spend the night with her boyfriend” Way to go kids!

The Utopian Fantasy of trying to ‘make the world perfect’ has been passed-down to the subsequent generations.  Young people: Your parents can never be your friend — you don’t want them to be; they’re there to Civilize you.

Commentator Gary Benson:

…Those counter culture youth were my generation and a large proportion of us did not agree with them nor did we see them as idealists. What they did accomplish was to take over academia, the arts, seminaries, law schools, and journalism. They are still narcissistic and now empowered. They spawned the new iteration of the left.

Quite.

Titan28 has a theory about who made this documentary:

The PBS Woodstock documentary was fatuous. My sense is it was put together by a group of just out of Columbia or Harvard 20-somethings, a few of whose parents, mostly darling burnouts, were allowed to opine about how sex and drugs changed their lives. The comments needed thumbnail photos up in the corner, so we viewers could see just how hippies age. [BB: Instead of Red Diaper Babies, maybe we should call these kids: Tye-Dye Babies?]

Most of all, watching the show was like listening to a 24 y/o history professor providing, today, his cogent analysis of how it all began to go wrong when America entered Viet Nam. The Woodstock documentary was of a piece with the largely execrable Ken Burns Viet Nam 10 parter that emphasized the input of malcontents and, over and over, gave short shrift to the American fighting man, who was often portrayed as feckless.

Even when the left pretends to love something about America, like Woodstock, peel the veneer away and there it is: that loathing of the American spirit. Lordy, some of those voice overs were darn nigh idiotic. I came away thinking Wavy Gravy was a latter day Marcus Aurelius.  [BB: Could somebody, anybody, buy him some dentures?]

Sidebar: can we please please please stop giving taxpayer money to PBS & NPR?

Methinks you should speak to Trumpicus Maximus Pompey about that last one.

Whoever put this fictional documentary together, one thing is clear: they were willfully Ignorant of The Truth.

In the same Comments section, John Moore reminds us of one aspect of The Truth:

Unfortunately, too many influential members of my generation did in fact adopt radical leftist views as a result of the Vietnam War draft. It greatly accelerated the takeover of academia by the left, and the takeover of the left by radicals — a trend which continues to this day.

It is telling that a couple of years later, demonstrations that could bring in 300,000 people had trouble getting 300. The difference: nobody was being sent to Vietnam by the draft.

Exactly.  Those young people learned early the practice of High Hypocrisy.  But the Leftist Intelligentsia exploited this.

Loran Blood makes an interesting point:

Woodstock was, in essence, a modern revival of the ancient pagan Saturnalia and similar agrarian fertility festivals in which orgiastic sexuality, drug use and removal of normal moral restraints were an important aspect of such social institutions.

It was among the first instantiations of the Dyonisan upsurge and psychology of the sixties that turned towards the shutting off of rational thought and normal moral inhibitions paired with unrestrained immersion in intense feeling states (which also drove the politics, and still does today), worship of the sensate (far from any reaching for the spiritual) and the rapidly growing cult of eroticism that defined the cultural revolution of the sixties and set the stage for what we are now seeing among the “snowflakes” of the Millennial generation,

We are still trying to clean up this mess, but the mess has rapidly outpaced this cultural janitorial project.

Indeed.

Commentator Acidulous reminds us, lest we forget:

Talk about “collusion” with the Russians. They could do a multi-part documentary on the collusion between the Soviets and the leaders and big mouths of the anti-war “resistance”. Many of them were Soviet front groups being supported by the Kremlin. And then those engaged in the treachery went on to occupy the heights of the culture. When the left talks about “collusion” they get a pass re the symbiotic relationship between the communists of that era and those in this country who were aiding and abetting on the left[.]

Wherever you see Leftism in action, you can always expect to see Treachery and Treason.

From Johnfembup:

…at the close of the event, the self-anointed children of peace and saviors of the planet went home, leaving mountains of their trash that adults cleaned up after them. That’s always seemed to me the best metaphor for the whole Woodstock phenomenon.

Many from that generation (my generation) continue to this day creating metaphorical mountains of trash that adults must clean up after them. And because many of that generation’s own children were raised to expect the same sort of privilege accorded to saviors of the planet, the trash pile seems to be growing even as the supply of adults seems to be shrinking.

Now behold the America that radical leftists could only dream of, in 1969[.]

But John: they’re still creating actual mounds of trash [at least this time, it appears, without the feces, urine, and bodily fluids].  Recall, if you will, the trash the Anti-TEA Partiers left at the sites of their demonstrations [and how absolutely clean the sites where the TEA Party had been left].  These Anti-this-and-thats always leave messes behind that the Producers have to mop-up — well, in the words of a The Who song: ‘We’re not gonna take it’.

What are we fighting for?

To save America from these Fools.

Let us end with some encouraging — and hilarious — news…

I was gladdened to hear that Woodstock 50 was cancelled because the organizers could raise enough money [Bwah-ha-ha].

Fox News commentator Tyrus had the absolute best take on this on The Greg Gutfeld Show last night [his comments start at approximately 1:25]:

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6071596600001/?playlist_id=4249245556001#sp=show-clips

[can’t seem to embed the damn video]

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¹ Typical of Powerline, assumptions are made that are sometimes wrong, but the gang over there are still worth a read — their faulty reasoning is oft times with helpful insights.

Helter Skelter At 50: Redux?

08 August 2019 @ 16:36

Fifty years ago this evening, followers of Charles Manson, under his orders, slaughtered seven Innocent people at Sharon Tate’s home.

As Daniel Flynn writes [tip of the fedora to Kathy Shaidle]:

Fifty years ago tonight, followers of Charles Manson murdered actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, Jay Sebring (hairstylist to Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Jim Morrison, and other stars), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, her boyfriend and director Roman Polanski’s boyhood friend Wojciech Frykowski, and 18-year-old Steven Parent, who unfortunately visited the property’s caretaker to examine a radio for sale at the wrong time.  [BB: Manson had told the killers to ‘totally destroy everyone in (the house), as gruesome as you can’; the murderers were: Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel.]

Street urchins killed beautiful people and then delivered an encore to their ugly performance later that weekend at the home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca…. [BB: They stuck a fork in Mr. LaBianca’s large stomach and laughed as it jiggled like a fork in jelly; the murders were Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Steve “Clem” Grogan, and Charles Manson]

Many people know this part of the story, but they forget the reaction of the New Left in the wake of investigation and trial of these cold-blooded killers.

…A half-century ago, a small but loud group of politicized people enthusiastically cast Charles Manson as one of its own.

Mr. Flynn gives us examples.  Here are a few:

Rolling Stone placed a photograph of Manson on its cover that depicted him as more wiseman than madman. “What makes you such a hot lover?” the magazine asked “Charlie” in an interview that won a Columbia School of Journalism award. …One Manson associate explained to the magazine, “Charlie is very Christ-like and has a Christ-like philosophy.” The authors affirmed Manson’s critique of the criminal justice system as “obviously accurate in many ways.” Rolling Stone explained, “The society may be disgusted and horrified by Charles Manson, but it is the society’s perverted system of penal ‘rehabilitation,’ its lusts for vengeance and cruelty, that created him.” Translation: You had it coming

And:

Other publications with countercultural audiences similarly offered hagiographic accounts of the architect of the grisly events of August 1969. Tuesday’s Child, a Los Angeles publication, declared, “Manson: Man of the Year,” on its cover and on another presented Manson as Jesus Christ dying on the cross under the label “Hippie.” The Los Angeles Free Press for a time ran a column by Manson….

Further:

The Weathermen, at a War Party in Flint, Michigan, held immediately before the group went underground, hung a sign spelling Sharon Tate’s name in bullets. Bernardine Dohrn, later a friend of the Obamas, declared at the event, “Dig it: first they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach. Wild!” Kathy Boudin and Diana Oughton, the former of whom escaped while the latter was killed in a Weatherman bomb factory that exploded in Greenwich Village, named their cadre “The Fork” in tribute to the utensil the murderers stuck in Leno LaBianca’s stomach.

Mr. Flynn concludes:

…50 years later, Americans more than forgive the adulation from Rolling Stone and Bernardine Dohrn and Jerry Rubin. They forget.

Indeed, many Leftist Gen-X’s and Millenials have no clue as to the details of the murders and of the reaction of their ancestors in The Movement at that time.

Since all Radicals at all times follow a pattern of behavior, we should not be surprised by the reactions of our Modern Day Politicians, their Apparatchiks, Fellow Travellers, Lupenintelligentsia, and Dupes in the face of mass-shootings.

There’s a whiff of 1969 surrounding these Fools.

And it’s just going to get worse and worse, so keep your eyes and ears open, and your weapons loaded.  Helter Skelter is here again.

‘For Duty And Humanity!’

07 August 2019 @ 17:31

From Sky News, Lucia Binding reporting, we learn:

Former newsreader Michael Buerk has suggested that obese people should be allowed to die early in order to save the NHS money.

The 73-year-old said those who are obese may be making a “selfless sacrifice” to stop the country being overpopulated if they die a decade earlier than the rest of the population.

Writing in Radio Times magazine, the veteran BBC presenter said that fat people are “weak, not ill”.

He said he does not believe obesity should be classed as a disease in a bid to encourage people to seek treatment and to “reduce the stigma (of) fatness”, adding that “you’re fat because you eat too much”.

He said: “Who can calculate how much an obese person would have cost if they were slim?

“How much would he or she cost if, instead of keeling over with a heart attack at 52, they live to a ripe, dementia-ridden old age, requiring decades of expensive care?….”

He said: “Who can calculate how much an obese person would have cost if they were slim?

“How much would he or she cost if, instead of keeling over with a heart attack at 52, they live to a ripe, dementia-ridden old age, requiring decades of expensive care? (In any case, VAT on takeaways, confectionery and fizzy drinks more than covers it.)”

The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star added that the “freedom to make bad choices is what personal autonomy, indeed democracy, is all about”, and asked “who is to say longevity is the ultimate goal in life?”.

He said: “Let us positively reframe the argument.

“The obese will die a decade earlier than the rest of us; see it as a selfless sacrifice in the fight against demographic imbalance, overpopulation and climate change.

“Give them the facts to make informed decisions, by all means, ‘nudge’ all you like, but in the end – leave couch potatoes alone.

“They’re weak, not ill.”

For Duty & Humanity!’

As Richard Fernandez commented:

There’s nothing quite so ruthless as a lover of humanity.

Beware of anyone who declares that they Love and want to protect Humanity.

As Richard Pipes remarked about the initial Bolshevik Secret [Terror] Police, the Cheka:

…Chekists are depicted as heroes of the Revolution who carried out harsh and unpleasant duties without sacrificing their moral integrity. The typical Chekist is portrayed as uncompromisingly severe in his actions and yet sentimentally tender in his feelings, a spiritual giant with the rare courage and discipline to stifle in himself an inborn humanitarianism in order to accomplish a vital mission on humanity’s behalf…. [The Russian Revolution]

It would seem that Buerk is a Modern-Day Chekist.

Consider him a member of the UK’s Death Panel [remember those?] NHS Advisory Committee.

Britain is like California in that trends that begin in those two places are harbingers of what we’ll soon see advocated in the rest of America.

In a Sane World, Buerk would be Shunned, but we live in times where such thinking is given the stamp of Legitimacy.

In fact, while the climate of widespread moral uncertainty can in some way be explained by the multiplicity and gravity of today’s social problems, and these can sometimes mitigate the subjective responsibility of individuals, it is no less true that we are confronted by an even larger reality, which can be described as a veritable structure of sin. This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable ‘culture of death.’ This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency.

—St. John Paul The Great, Evangelium vitae

On Tribes, Identity Politics, And Misfits

06 August 2019 @ 18:00

I’ve been reading many posts and such on the three Shootings that took place in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton over the past weeks.

Any commentary by the Left In America and the Never Trump Right is, as you might expect, Insipid and states a Fantastical View of America as seen through their fun-house mirrors — and is only worth reading if you seek to understand the Tortured Logic of those people.

Rather, I’ve been reading the posts of thoughtful people who live in the Real World.

Let’s explore several of them and their observations and insights…

-HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD?

Over at the Victory Girls Blog, Deanna Fisher writes:

Any fan of comic books knows that the Joker, Batman’s arch-nemesis, needs no motivation to spread chaos. Is this what we are beginning to see as a new trend in terrorism?

But what if we have a horrific new streak of terror happening? What if this is terrorism simply, in the words of “The Dark Knight,” “to watch the world burn,” as the Joker did?

She then quotes from a Twitter thread by Brian Cates [link immediately above].  Some highlights from it:

…We’re now facing something new.

Before, a person intensely motivated by politics would write a manifesto to explain their reasons for resorting to violence.

Shitposting trolls on the chans aren’t trying to affect real political change.

The manifesto is PART of the trolling.

Do you realize what’s happening?

These shitposters **know** how the mainstream media reacts to one of these mass shooting events, how both sides immediately start poring over the manifesto, scouring the social media, each trying to say to the other “AHA! HE BLONGS [sic] TO YOU GUYS!”

Writing a satirical nonsensical manifesto before hand has now become part of the troll.

This is why these guys **INSIST** on surrendering alive. They want to watch the “fun” as the media tries to figure out which ‘side’ they belong to.

We’re having murders done now by nihilists who are doing it just to f**k with people.

There **IS** no deeper purpose. There is no real underlying political motive.

Well, if that is the case, only the Christchurch and El Paso shooters got their wishes fulfilled.  I don’t believe that these Misfits are necessarily that sophisticated.

I would agree, however, that they are Nihilists — people who hate Life.  They fuel The Culture Of Death.  The Leftist Ideology encourages Nihilism in order to further Chaos.

Mrs, Fischer resumes:

In other words, what if what we are seeing is just evil for evil’s sake, like the Joker? There is no defense against that. There is no pattern to be studied. There is no law that you can pass to change the heart of man.

Quite correct.  As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote in The Gulag Archipelago:

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

More:

So, how do we react to evil? All I can suggest is remembering how we reacted after September 11th. The entire country was reeling in pain and grief, but what came out of it was unity. We came together to help one another. Even if you didn’t live in New York, or Washington DC, or Pennsylvania, or lost someone personally, you still felt the enormous weight of sadness and the determination to do something to help. Some gave blood, some donated money, some volunteered for the military, but we all had a sense of purpose and unity. Somehow, we have to find that sense of purpose and unity again. Instead of pointing fingers, we need to offer our hands – in help, in prayer, in service. The political class wants to fight over who is at fault. The American people need to try and unify in the face of evil that doesn’t care whom it destroys. It would help if that sense of unity came from the top, but even if it did, the politics of the moment have so deeply fractured our social fabric that it will be more lasting and meaningful if We The People can come together for the common good without help from government.

Nice thoughts, but her memory is somewhat fuzzy.  After 9-11, the Left waited under their slimy rocks for the air to be less radioactive around their real thoughts.  Any ‘sense of purpose and unity’ was Destroyed by them as soon as they were able crawl out.

-THE THREAT IS REAL:

Over at American Greatness, Julie Kelly has insights on what’s behind the White Supremacy™ micheghas [tip of the fedora to Kathy Shaidle]:

The “white supremacy” canard is intended to further demonize Trump; falsely defame his supporters as white supremacists; and pressure nervous voters into defeating Trump and Republican candidates next year. The strategy is as cynical as it is pernicious.

And it’s been going-on since the 2016 Election Season, moving up and down in it’s intensity.

More:

Let’s clear one thing up before I get into the details: There is no systemic threat posed by white supremacy. Domestic white terrorists are not the same as, let alone worse than ISIS Jihadis. There has been no massive “surge” in white supremacy activity, as I wrote in November. These groups remain fringe, disorganized, and unrespected.

One does wonder, though, if [as we’ll see below] the disorganized are becoming more organized.

Time for the National Review to rear it’s ugly head:

The editors and writers of National Review are comparing the threat of domestic white terrorism with the threat of international Islamic terrorism while blaming Trump for it all. “It’s time to declare war on white-nationalist terrorism,” wrote David French [BB: Surprise, surprise, surprise], a NeverTrump promoter of the white supremacy fallacy. “It’s time to be as wide awake about the dangers of online racist radicalization as we are about online jihadist inspiration. And it’s time to reject the public language and rhetoric that excites and inspires racist radicals.”

This, according to French, would include comments made by the president related to immigration policy or criticism of Central American migrants breaking U.S. law to enter the country illegally. In his call for war and his argument that Trump has been breeding white terrorists, French posted this tweet by Trump in support of his claim: “Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!”

His editors evidently agree with French’s hysteria, insisting that the country should “crush” the evil of white supremacy; Rich Lowry suggests that the FBI should go after white supremacists just like it went after the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s [BB: Nice to have the involvement of ‘Twinkle Toes’ Lowry].

What could possibly go wrong with a plan to ramp up an agency populated by partisan holdovers from the Robert Mueller-James Comey era?…

The FBI is Hopelessly Compromised.  But does that matter now that we are a Democracy?  Power And Control are what matter.

Comey, Booker, Obama, and Pfeiffer are all on-board with the Strategy and have been droning on and on about this subject.

More:

What should frighten every American is that the emerging proposals to mitigate “white supremacy” include a jaw-dropping array of strong-arm tactics that will, in short order, violate the free speech rights of millions of Americans [BB: That’s the whole point] as the government and news media malign anyone they identify as sympathizing with “white supremacy.”

If these measures are enacted, they will give legal and political cover to social media platforms to ban Trump officials, his supporters and perhaps even the president himself—they may extend to anyone in the Republican Party. Guns will be confiscated, careers ruined, and reputations irreparably destroyed. It will be the Kavanaugh hearing and show trials on steroids.

Conservative news and opinion outlets such as this one could be placed on some kind of watch list, or worse, shuttered altogether simply for challenging immigration policy or defending the president. Private companies and financial institutions could be warned against doing business with the Trump campaign or Republican candidates and lawmakers. Donors could be censured under the guise of aiding and abetting a domestic enemy.

MSNBC already is advocating on behalf of taking that path: “Because you keep writing checks to this president, it’s on you . . . because you are funding this white supremacist campaign . . . It is your money that is funding this white supremacy,” claimed Joe Scarborough on Monday’s show.

This attempted Collective Guilting [or is it Gelding?] of us may have worked in the past, but, in this Age Of Trumpicus Pompey Maximus, I doubt it will be as effective.  The times — whether you believe for better of worse — have changed.

Julie Kelly’s fears are not Hysterical; the Threat is Real.

Finally:

And while the Trump haters scream at shadows and unleash the dogs of war, the real danger — how we address the mental, emotional and social defects in a generation of isolated young men — will be ignored just so #TheResistance can move poll numbers before November 2020.

That’s all it’s ever been about.

-‘WINNERS AND LOSERS, WHICH ONE WILL I BE TODAY?’

Stacy McCain asks a very pertinent question: Why have nerds and losers become a terrorist threat?

Nobody ever paid serious attention to Santino Legan, Patrick Crusius, or Connor Betts before they went on shooting rampages that have made national headlines. Legan killed three people and injured 13 others July 28 at a California food festival before killing himself. Crusius killed 20 people and injured 26 more Saturday in El Paso, Texas, before surrendering to police. Betts killed nine people and injured 20 others in the wee hours of Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, before he was shot to death by police. None of these mass murderers had previous criminal records, and all three were young white men — Legan was 19, Crusius is 21, Betts was 24 — who might be described colloquially as nerds or losers….

Even though the Media do not mention their names, their names are known now in the Online World.

As Stacy points out: the Left In America and the Never Trumper Right have exhibited no Caution in commenting on the shootings and blaming it on Trump

…Such comments, however, ignore the fact that similar shooting rampages had been occurring periodically long before Trump’s presidency. From the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in the suburbs of Denver to Micah Xavier Johnson’s 2016 sniper attack on police in Dallas, it’s possible to recite a lengthy list of such incidents that could not possibly have been incited by Trump’s rhetoric. And as for “mentally unstable people” doing “terrible, terrible things,” perhaps Sen. Sanders should recall that it was one of his admirers, James T. Hodgkinson, who opened fire on Republican congressmen at a baseball practice in June 2017.

Come on, Stace: Bernie’s an old man and may well be in the early stages of Dementia [although a case could be made that he has had this illness ever since he became a Socialist].

More:

If we set aside politics and focus instead on the individual perpetrators, what we perceive is that the killers in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton shared a demographic similarity — young, white, and male — and that they also apparently shared a sense of hopelessness. Only someone who has no hope for future happiness would commit such atrocities. In Legan’s case, officials say he ended his rampage by shooting himself, while Crusius wrote in his “manifesto” that he expected to die during his attack. In other words, their intention was suicidal, and if we know less about Betts’s intent, the consequence was the same. We must therefore ask why these young men considered their own lives so worthless that death was preferable.

Were they simply crazy? Roger L. Simon sees it that way:

This is obviously not politics in any rational sense, although we are hearing endless political statements from pols anxious to exploit the tragedy. It’s about craziness. An epidemic is sweeping the country and has been for some time. Mass shootings are only one manifestation, although arguably the most horrible and extreme one.… Their number is small, even tiny, compared to the total population, but our population is approaching a giant 330 million. If only one-tenth of one percent of that number is seriously disturbed, that’s 330,000 dangerous nut cases.

This is a frightening thing to consider, even as an exercise in random statistical probability, but the “dangerous nut cases” are not randomly distributed throughout the population. In the same way that violent crime in Chicago is not random — the killers there are mainly black and Hispanic young men, often involved in drug trafficking — neither are these “lone wolf” mass-murderers random. They’re young white men motivated by hopelessness that expresses itself as hatred.

Commenting on Mr. Simon’s analysis, I would remark: Here we see the consequences of the success of The Left in making the Abnormal Normal and visa versa.

Stacy then quotes from Robert Evans:

Ever since the [March 15] Christchurch [New Zealand] shooting spree, 8chan users have commented regularly on Brenton Tarrant’s high bodycount, and made references to their desire to “beat his high score” …

What we see here is evidence of the only real innovation 8chan has brought to global terrorism: the gamification of mass violence.

…Until law enforcement, and the media, treat these shooters as part of a terrorist movement no less organized, or deadly, than ISIS or Al Qaeda, the violence will continue. There will be more killers, more gleeful celebration of body counts on 8chan, and more bloody attempts to beat the last killer’s “high score.”

Stacy:

How many adolescent losers, spending hour after hour playing videogames, are potential mass murderers? The experience of social isolation, immersed in digital fantasies of make-believe violence, is not conducive to a hopeful sense of the future….

-‘THE FAULT, DEAR BRUTUS…’

Jeff Goldstein wrote a damn fine analysis over at the raised-from-the-dead Protein Wisdom.

From Jeff:

3 yrs ago in The Federalist, I noted how the left’s embrace — and political deployment — of identity politics had given rise to, and a perverse justification for (in its hive mind), white supremacy, a blunt rejection of the collective call by the left and academia to demonize whites.

…conservatives should deplore ALL identity and grievance politics, regardless of the color it takes. Intersectionality, however, is the left’s stock and trade, from the academy to the media to Hollywood. Until that is marginalized you won’t kill white supremacy.

And here’s why: Many of the motivations of the white supremacist movement, which Vox Day couched as “alt-right,” were predictable and — again, however perversely — understandable: in a political and cultural ethos wherein white straight Christians had become one of the last “identity groups” eligible for collective hostility and scapegoating there was bound to be push-back. In my piece I counseled the rejection of all identity politics and intersectionality, suggesting instead a return to founding principals: constitutionalism, federalism, republicanism, the rule of law, assimilation, and — most crucially —individualism.

More:

When Rep. AyannaPressley spoke out recently demanding people of color or non-traditional sexuality or certain religions she deems marginalized talk with a voice that matches their public face (black, brown, queer, Muslim), what she was demanding was rank tribalism.

What comes to count as an acceptable “voice,” in Pressley’s dangerous and dehumanizing formulation, is OF COURSE tied to a political stance, with progressives determining for ALL what constitutes “authenticity.” Not only is this blatantly racist, homophobic, and wrong, but it has the further — and intended — effect of delegitimating individuality: there can be no black face with a black voice that doesn’t stridently echo the black identity narrative Progs like Pressley have adopted and sanctioned. And the preferred identity narratives on the left are always grievance narratives posing as empowerment narratives.

Have you noticed that The Left are expert Posers?

…:when anyone not hewing to leftist dogma is labeled a white supremacist, or racist, or – phobe of some kind, that frees up a fringe to embrace it and marshal it for power. The resurgence of white supremacy is but the manifestation of a competing identity narrative in a toxic, Balkanized identity politics culture.

Unless and until the foundations that undergird it are razed it won’t itself be effectively eradicated. It will merely go deeper underground.

As with the Russian Nihilist and Anarchist Movements in the 19th Century — the latter morphing into The Bolsheviks.

Finally:

To the left and adepts of identity politics [Trump] is an existential threat to their political influence. Individuals thinking and acting individually defang bloc voting by identity, which is key to the left’s coalition power. And the left has shown in the wake of recent shootings and civil unrest that it will not surrender its animating, identity politics program, which it continues ruthlessly to enforce through shaming, doxxing, boycotts, media propaganda, PC language, and physical intimidation. This totalitarian political impulse is at odds with our propositional nation.

It follows that stamping out white supremacy must happen either by force, or by thoroughly and completely rejecting the identity politics and intersectionality the left has mapped over the country and its discourse. We are a country of individuals. We need to act like it.

If we accomplish the latter, the former will burn out.

But can we do it?

ProteinWisdom.Com Is Back

05 August 2019 @ 17:38

While I enjoyed reading Jeff Goldstein on Twitter and Facebook, it just hasn’t been the same since his blog was viciously hacked in 2016.  I’ve missed his long-form essays and the fruitful discussions that go on in his Comments Section.

Welcome back Old Friend and #OUTLAW.

https://proteinwisdom.com/

The Royal Family Is Degenerate

04 August 2019 @ 17:32

This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life,
How happy then were my ensuing death!

John of Gaunt, Richard II, Act II, scene i

As I wrote here the other day:

The ‘normal political process’ is dead. It went to join The Choir Invisible during the 2016 Election Season.

We are now, thanks to the atmospheric changes set loose during The Obama Epoch, a Full-On Democracy. A new show has topped the ratings: The Land Of The Populists.

The same is true for Britain, as we see by the way Boris Johnson got voted-in as Prime Minister [see this other post of mine concerning the Neo-Caesarism that has brought Trump and Boris their success]

The whole system across the pond has become Deranged.  Britain lives in an age when Populism rules their Political Scene.  Since this situation is not likely to improve soon, a balance needs to be achieved that will help preserve the country until and if it rejects Democracy and we see a Restoration of that kind of Parliamentary System that was once the Envy of the World.

That balance I speak of may just save Fair Albion for just a while, but it is no Cure.  The thinking behind it is to plateau The Decline to give Englishmen the time to right themselves.  I’ll admit this is a rather Desperate suggestion, but, with the ‘normal political process’ being KIA, the Brits need this.

I wrote a post back in 2014 that was entitled: Britain Needs A New Royal Family — that phrase says it all.

In that post, I remarked:

It would seem that the Duke Of Cambridge is just as silly and idiotic as his Father, The Prince Of Saving Whales.

Britain is on the [verge] of societal collapse and William is worried about ivory from long-dead elephants?  [BB: Prince William ‘vowed to destroy all 1,200 ivory artefacts in Buckingham Palace to “send a message” to illegal elephant poachers’.]


Now for the past several years, we have been treated to the celebrity show that is the relationship between Harry and Meghan.

This past week sharply showed us — if we ever doubted it — that they’re Politically Correct Hypocritic Dullards, spewing nothing but Leftist Pablum.

-Example #1: Harry…

From The Daily Wire, Joseph Curl reporting, we learn:

A gaggle of A-list celebrities flocked to a posh Italian resort this week for Google Camp, described as a major summit on climate change.

Of course, they did so in the only way liberals do: They flew in on at least 114 private jets, whipped around in gas-guzzling helicopters, motored up in $200 million yachts with 2,300-horsepower engines. Once there, they were ferried around in huge Maserati SUV’s that get 15 miles per gallon.

The three-day event — which reportedly cost $20 million — was super secret. …Even the attendance of Prince Harry — who reportedly delivered an impassioned speech about climate change while barefoot — was never confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

But the Daily Mail reports that a jet was “chartered to bring the royal to Palmero airport, before a helicopter whisked him onwards to the luxury resort of Verdura for the summit, all paid for by Google.”

SIDENOTE: Methinks these celebrities are more Fascist than Liberal, considering this is an example of Corporatism.

-Example #2: Meghan [with a little bit of Harry thrown-in]…

From the Canadian National Post, Karla Adam reporting, we learn:

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, guest-edited the September edition of British Vogue, using her stint at the helm to highlight a collection of diverse women “breaking barriers,” including climate activist Greta Thunberg, primatologist Jane Goodall and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The edition of the magazine, called “Forces for Change,” features “a collection of trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. Meghan is the first person to guest-edit the September issue of the magazine, generally considered to be the fashion bible’s most important of the year.

The magazine also features a “candid conversation” between Meghan and former first lady Michelle Obama, as well as an interview of Goodall by Prince Harry, the palace said.

Hmmm…I smell Lefties — a mixture of patchouli and Fetid Feminist Utopianism.

BTW: I get all of information on serious issues from a fashion bible…don’t you?

More:

…as a senior member of the British royal family, she is nonetheless expected to shy away from party politics and controversial issues.

Mission Not-Accomplished, but, hey, who cares anymore.  Meghan is a CELEBRITY!  Enough with that old and musty set of Traditions, eh?

Further:

In total, 15 women are featured on the cover. Meghan asked that one box be left empty to represent a mirror, as a way to include the reader as someone who can effect change.

Meghan also decided not to appear on the cover herself because it would be “boastful,” according to the magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Enninful.

Naw…The Duchess ain’t misbehavin’ — no boastin’ here, no, no.

Notice that the mirror is empty, just like the Left’s heads.  Mirror, mirror on the cover: who’s the most Vacuous one of them all?

I don’t know about you, but right now I’m suffering vaguely from the old Ennui-nful.

In another article in the National Post, written by Sherelle Jacobs [one that shows that the author is no conservative], she remarks [tip of the fedora to Teecee Lynch]:

Among the most sanctimonious myths of our time is the one that, in a BBC gospel drawl, describes Leave voters as “left behind”. The lost souls of this country are, in fact, our bewildered liberal elite. Take the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to edit next month’s Vogue magazine. The act in itself is, of course, an error: this metropolitan bible of gaunt aspiration, pored over with miserable reverence in hair salons across the nation, is one of Britain’s most retrograde luxury brands. But worse still is the edition’s cover, which celebrates 15 women who are “trailblazing change-makers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”.

As suggested by the air-whipping rush of an empty blurb, the selection of females is depthlessly “woke”. It is an uncomfortable non-coincidence that most of the choices happen to be both ethnic minority models or actors, and mediocre “change-makers”. One can only deduce that this problem has arisen because the selections were made on the premise that achievement is uncompelling unless it can be adjectived by exotic origins (Somali female boxer; black ballerina) and comes with a marketable Instagram following.

But the oddest thing about the cover is how it transports us, in a soft Californian hand clasp, to a strangely archaic parallel universe. In this ghoulish place – trapped somewhere between the Kings Road during the Summer of Love of ’67 and the American Deep South – everyone is defined by their race, and fame-ravaged celebrities yearning for a spiritual calling are boundary-pushing “campaigners”.

Harry comes in for a well-deserved hit:

…In the pages of Vogue, Prince Harry has made a Malthusian pledge to help save the planet by only having two children. This worrying celebrity trend is ultimately rooted in a mathematically flawed 18th-century theory of Thomas Malthus, and a somewhat airbrushed interpretation of China’s 37-year dabble in social engineering….

That’s lovely innit: being influenced by the One-Child Policy of Red China, which murdered over 300 million babies through Forced Abortions.

Finally:

Clearly, then, in a fast-moving world, our bamboozled elite possess neither the optimistic big-picture vision nor the practical skills to analyse and solve the big issues. And so they have retreated into a fantasy world in which they are the moral figureheads and enlightened revolutionaries of an otherwise ignorant, bigoted society. But as a new dawn is ushered in, such lack of self-awareness can only condemn them to further irrelevance.

I disagree with one statement above: the Leftists believe they do have an Optimistic Big-Picture Vision™: they truly believe that the implementation of their fun-house mirror Gnostic Policies will bring about a wonderful world.


The House Of Windsor [actually: The House Of Saxe-Coburg And Gotha] is nothing but a ‘royal’ version of Hollywood.  And like Tinseltown, there no longer exists any Mystery, nothing is Sacred.  Film, TV, and Music Celebrities have learned to ‘play’ this system of Media Intrusion…and so have The Royals.

For a Monarchy to be Legitimate, an air of Mystery must surround it.  That has all but been stripped-away under Elizabeth II.  Please believe me when I say that it pains me to state this about her; I like her and have a certain amount of Respect for the Queen.  But one cannot deny the Truth that the Monarchy during her Reign has become a Farce.

The trouble is: Britain needs a Monarch to tie the Nation together.

And in this Age Of Populism, it needs a conservative Royal Family to balance against the threats posed by Democracy, which is a stage on the way to Fascism.

And, further, Britain needs a Monarch of English blood.

The House Of Saxe-Coburg And Gotha has become Depraved.  It is Degenerate.  [Christ, the Prince Of Wales wants to be a tampon in his wife’s panties.]  More importantly, this Family has become nothing but Celebrities — useless Parasites.

A Proper Monarch in a Constitutional Monarchy is there to be a symbol of the nation and to hold the people of said nation together.  He is a rallying point, most especially when the times are bad [as they are now in Fair Albion] and/or the Politicians cause disruptions.

The current Royal Family is certainly the latter: symbols of a nation destroying itself.  However, it has no rallying power.  And it isn’t English.

An Monarch, born of the soil that made Albion great — infused, in other words, with Englishness — would symbolize and be by his Nature, what the Brits need.

A Conservative English Monarch could Restore the Morality and Mystery of the Monarchy.  And stand as a symbol of The Permanent Things that have sustained England throughout the centuries.

Such a Monarch should be elected by a modern version of The Witan, so that no Family could be assured of continuing in office without the consent of the Noble and Wise Leaders of the country.

As The Flames Of Albion grow in Intensity, it is Imperative that England begin healing itself and be worthy once again of this description:

This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England….

John of Gaunt, Richard II, Act II, scene i

The ‘Normal Political Process’ Is Dead

03 August 2019 @ 17:29

Over at the Belmont Club, Richard Fernandez has posted a commentary on an article published by Annie Applebaum¹.

From RF’s post:

Anne Applebaum tells her readers in the Washington Post: “Non-Americans, be warned — there will be no return to normal after Trump.”

Across Europe, and indeed around the world, America’s allies have developed a bunker mentality. They are waiting, hands over their ears, for the assault to end, for peace and quiet to return, for commerce and diplomacy to resume as normal. In a year and a half, or 5½ years in the worst-case scenario, President Trump will go back to his vulgar tower …

Or will it?

We have just had an important two-night debate, during which we heard some of America’s most prominent journalists put questions to potential presidents. Most of the analyses describe who won and who lost, who struck blows and who parried them. But if you were listening outside the United States, as I was, something else was far more arresting: the near-total absence of the rest of the world. There was no Europe, no China, no Venezuela….

The United States is also a country that is returning to an older political tradition. Until the attack on Pearl Harbor, isolationism was an important, even dominant strand in U.S. politics.

Applebaum is probably wrong in predicting a reversion to the past. Countries are not returning to isolation, rather they are re-inventing globalization into one that resembles the way modern computers operate with protected memory spaces that nevertheless communicate over defined interfaces. “Essential to any multitasking system is to safely and effectively share access to system resources. Access to memory must be strictly managed to ensure that no process can inadvertently or deliberately read or write to memory locations outside the process’s address space. This is done for the purpose of general system stability and data integrity, as well as data security.”

Where Applebaum is correct is predicting that things will never go back to normal. They can’t because it was unsustainable. They can’t because it was broken. The rush to 5G, for example, should be challenged unless we want our refrigerators ruled by China. Britain should be allowed to escape from the European Union. Big Tech must find that its consumer data hoovering days are at an end.

These are just some normals whose ending should be unlamented.

In reality, the good old days, when ISIS ruled the Middle East, Russia could invade the Ukraine, China steal the OPM data and the South China Sea and kill the entire CIA network in the Middle Kingdom that was never that good. Neither Trump nor Brexit nor the Democratic Party left-wing sprang out of thin air. They sprouted from a crisis.

The world won’t go back to the days before December 7, 1941, but neither will they return to the halcyon days before November 2016….

Halcyon for The Establishments of all countries that play a part in world affairs; Disturbing as it was for the rest of us.

As Privus Sapo wrote in a comment at RF’s Facebook post:

The Democrats did ignore the reality outside of America, but they ignored the reality inside America too. America is not ignoring the rest of the world. Trump is most actively engaged. The Democrats however are no longer important. The dog is barking but the caravan moves on.

I wish he were right on the last statement, but I see the Left massing in this country, wanting to cause some sort of eruption in our Society.  The brakes are off their Little Red Wagons and they are growing Desperate.

The ‘normal political process’ is dead.  It went to join The Choir Invisible during the 2016 Election Season.

We are now, thanks to the atmospheric changes set loose during The Obama Epoch, a Full-On Democracy.  A new show has topped the ratings: The Land Of The Populists.

Unless we can effect a Great Upheaval in America, a Restoration of our Freedoms along with Ordered Liberty, we shall be stuck in this situation for a long time — in what I call The United State.

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¹ Mrs. Applebaum is part of the Elite [as you can see here], so she writes as someone from that class of people.  While she seems to have conservative instincts, she clearly is pure Establishment in the solutions she offers.  She reminds me of a much smarter-version of Bill Kristol [which is not such a difficult task].  Having spent most of her time living in Britain and Central-Eastern Europe, she is very knowledgeable on matters concerning those latter areas [her book Gulag: A History is quite well done], but when this former member of the Council On Foreign Relations offers her opinions on America, Mrs. Applebaum speaks as a Neo-Aristocrat and as someone who hasn’t lived here for quite a long time.  I’m sorry, but you do need to have lived here — lived through it — since 2015 to understand our situation.  By the way: she voted for Hillaria Tiberius in 2016, as did many Rockefeller Republicans.

Out Of The @PatriarchTree Of Life I Just Picked Me A Plum

02 August 2019 @ 17:40

From a remark Stacy McCain made in the Comments section of a post he published on Wednesday:

One of the consequences of Democrats investing in social welfare programs — and this has been true since the 1960s — is that this drains away money from the basic services of local government. If you ever drive around Washington, D.C., you experience this reality. The streets of our national capital are a lumpy patchwork of repairs, as decades of neglect have prevented the kind of extensive resurfacing the streets require.

It’s the same in all of the cities no matter what the size.

And let us not forget our decaying water and sewer systems, where it seems pipes on the former break every week.  [Does the City Of Boston still have wooden water pipes (made from hollowed-out logs) like they did some twenty years ago?]

Not all of the fault lies with the Politicians and their Bureaucrats.  How about spreading some of the blame to those of us who elect the bastards?  How about some blame for those of us who fight rate increases on Utility Companies when they want to modernize their systems?  —They’re decaying at a rapid rate.  And just why are any electrical lines still above ground?

The Politicians and their Minions play the Populist Game and they get away with it because we live in a very Selfish Society that has grown very Dependent on receiving governmental services and, for the ‘chosen’ Identity Groups of the moment, social welfare programs that keep them quiet for a few moments in time [they always comeback for more].

What a mess.

The Kennedy Klan: Curse Or Tragedy?

02 August 2019 @ 17:04

If he were alive, William Shakespeare could have written a series of Tragedy Plays about The Kennedys.

However, he might have passed on this task because, in none of the tales, is there a hero we can root for — perhaps JFK before he became so corrupted…perhaps…but there would have to be a lot of fictionalizing of his story.

Now comes word that another one of them has died via a drug overdose [history repeats in The Kennedy Klan].  From The Guardian, Caroline Davies reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Kathy Shaidle]:

A granddaughter of the assassinated US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy has died following an apparent overdose, in the latest tragedy to hit the political dynasty.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, whose father Paul Michael Hill was one of the Guildford Four wrongly convicted of an IRA bombing, was found on Thursday [BB: Some reports say it was Tuesday] at the home of her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital. She was 22.

She was the only daughter of Hill and Courtney Kennedy, the fifth of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s 11 children.

The family released no details of cause of death [BB: Of course not — they only release things to the media when it furthers their reputations]. But the New York Times cited two unnamed sources, described as close to the family, saying Hill had apparently suffered an overdose at the Kennedy family’s summer compound.

Kennedy Hill reportedly spent part of her childhood in Ireland. Her name means “freedom” in Gaelic.

But, apparently, she never broke free from The Klan [if she ever desired to at all] like Jackie O tried to do with her two children [although that effort failed as Caroline has become a Naggish Aristocratic Shrew and John was just another Pretty-Faced Aristocratic Ignoramus].

Rosemary Kennedy decades after her Father, Joe Kennedy, forced her to undergo a Lobotomy when she was just 23.

So…for the next few days — again — we’re going to hear endless bemoaning of THE KENNEDY CURSE STRIKES AGAIN!!!™ — the same old song and dance that has been sickening for decades here in New England.

It should rightly be called The Kennedy Tragedy. There is a Fetid and Depraved self-inflicted air that surrounds these people.  A Tragedy is: ‘A serious drama where the protagonist is overcome by social or psychological circumstances or personal failure’.

It would seem that this girl suffered from both.

Crazy Love: Marianne Williamson Superstar

01 August 2019 @ 17:45

Crazy love, people say I’m crazy in love.
Just a fool, sighing sighs to the skies up above
It isn’t normal or real, to feel heaven’s right inside your door.
But somehow that’s how I feel, and I’ve never felt this way before.

Crazy dreams, keep me clinging to this affair.
I’m insane to keep dreaming that you could care.
But I am a kind of a fool who stayed after school.
I’ve learned my lessons well,
And if this crazy love is such a crazy love, I’m glad I fell.

—Phil Tuminello and Sammy Cahn

After Tuesday Night’s Democratic Debate, the highest amount of Google searches for one of the candidates was for Mzzz. Williamson.

From The Hollywood Reporter, Abid Rahman reporting, we learn:

Before the debate began, Williamson was the top-searched candidate in only two states, but at its conclusion was the most searched for in 49 of the 50 states, with Gov. Steve Bullock capturing his home state of Montana.

What Magick did she perform [after all, she wore a big-honking crystal around her neck]?

Let’s turn to Stacy McCain [emphasis his]:

…she got the biggest applause of the night with her advocacy of slavery reparation and her line blaming Trump’s success on “dark psychic forces”:

We have an administration that has gutted the Clean Water Act. We have communities particularly communities of color and disadvantaged communities all over this country who are suffering from environmental injustice. I assure you I lived in Grosse Point [Michigan], what happened in Flint would not have happened in Gross Point, this is part of the dark underbelly of American society, the racism, the bigotry, and the entire conversation that we’re having here tonight, if you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with the dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this President is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days. We need to say it like it is, it’s bigger than Flint. It’s all over this country. It’s particularly people of color. It’s particularly people who do not have the money to fight back, and if the Democrats don’t start saying it, why would those people feel they’re there for us? And if those people don’t feel it, they won’t vote for us and Donald Trump will win.

As David Catron commented:

Her solution to defeating the forces of darkness was received by the audience as a combination of the Sermon on the Mount and the Gettysburg Address, but it will perhaps seem a little trite to those who have thus far been unequal to the task of balancing their chakras.

I would comfortably venture to guess that the New-Age, Oprah Types don’t see her as Trite.

Stacy believes the Democratic Party should take her seriously:

People who calculate the odds according to standard political analysis always miss the rising forces of a new era, which is why almost none of the pundits took Donald Trump seriously when he came riding down that escalator in June 2015….

Perhaps, but the following is certainly true:

Here is the thing I keep reminding my conservative friends: You have to keep in mind that this is about Democratic primary voters, the kind of highly motivated hard-core leftists who will turn out on a snowy February night to participate in an Iowa precinct caucus. If you tell me that Marianne Williamson is “too crazy” to win, my answer is, “You’re telling me Elizabeth Warren is not crazy? Bernie Sanders is not crazy?”

If candidates like Warren and Sanders now define what is “mainstream” for Democrats, there is no feasible limit on what is “mainstream,” and the only reason Marianne Williamson is considered a long-shot candidate is because the extremist left-wing fringe has become overcrowded.

When the winnowing starts, will Marianne be left standing like Stevie Nicks in her best Witchy Woman dress?

Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night

She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight
Wooo hooo, witchy woman, see how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman she got the moon in her eye

More Stacy:

…Marianne Williamson doesn’t talk like a politician. There were points in that rant where the audience began to applaud, but she didn’t pause for the applause line, as any experienced politician would. Instead, she kept going in a rapid-fire manner, building up the tension until she chose to release it, at which point the audience went crazy with cheers.

Very effective — like an evangelical preacher.

Interesting observation by Adobe Walls in the Comments section:

She may be crazy, but not-in the narrow technical sense of the term. She is onto something. Trump did not win on policy, he won because he sounded genuinely angry about what had been done to this country and it’s common people. This was something folks on this side of the great divide had been longing to hear for decades.

She sounds like she cares, that’s how Obama won re-election. Romney beat out Obama in the exit polls on almost every policy but many of those same people felt that Obama cared about them and pulled the lever for him.

JUST WHO IS THIS WOMAN?

Friend-In-The-Ether KC Duffy went in search of information of this gal who she calls the ‘Chakra Lady’.  This led her to an article in the Essential California Newsletter of the LA Times, which is written by Julia Wick.

A few highlights to provide some background on Crystal Mari:

There was only one presidential candidate on stage during last night’s debates who has ever lived in a geodesic dome, led a room of hand-holding moguls in prayer at David Geffen’s 48th birthday party or officiated a wedding at Neverland Ranch. The bride was Elizabeth Taylor …and the candidate in question is, of course, Marianne Williamson.

Williamson, who is based in Los Angeles (though she recently set up shop in Des Moines) and has spent the better part of her adult life in the state, is a uniquely California creature.

She operates at the nexus of celebrity, pop psychology and potential salvation, where shrewd business acumen and astral planes collide. The 67-year-old is a self-help author, motivational lecturer and new age guru who believes that performing miracles is her life’s work, and delivers her love-based philosophy at sold-out seminars.

She came west in 1970, for a two-year stint at Pomona College that helped shape her very California candidacy. “We read Ram Dass and Alan Watts in the morning,” she recalled to the audience at an L.A. event, according to a recent profile. “And went to Vietnam antiwar protests in the afternoon.”

Williamson, who was raised Jewish, first encountered “A Course in Miracles,” the thousand-plus page spiritual tome that has shaped her teachings, on a friend’s Manhattan coffee table in 1977.

Los Angeles — a city that specializes in the brand of post-denomination, choose-your-own-adventure spirituality necessary to casually accessorize a red string Kabbalah bracelet with a crucifix necklace — was a natural destination for a Jew to riff on a book that purports to be the words of Jesus, as dictated directly to a New York shrink. (Yes, that is literally the background on “A Course in Miracles.”)

Williamson began giving her talks in 1983 at the Philosophical Research Society on Los Feliz Boulevard (the nonprofit, which gets a name-check in McWilliam’s chapter on the abundant flowering of Southern California occultism, is still in operation). She started to gain an L.A. audience in the mid-’80s, particularly with Hollywood’s gay community in relation to her AIDS activism.

She launched her political career in 2014 with a glitzy bid for California’s 33rd Congressional District (Henry Waxman’s old seat, now represented by Ted Lieu). The campaign was unsuccessful but drew support from multiple Kardashians and spawned “Mermaids for Marianne” lawn signs.

,,,

“In many ways, Williamson is the left’s answer to Trump — an outlier candidate who celebrates her lack of political acumen with the language of popular culture and believes, at some level, that feelings are the same as facts,” my colleague Mary McNamara wrote in a column last month. In an election season with an incumbent president who has never before held elected office, McNamara suggested that Americans ignore Williamson at their own peril.

What about the Mermen?

Some of her fans have started an Occult Task Force.

I thought the 2016 Election Season was the craziest period I’d ever seen in Politics, but, who knows?

What have we wrought?

On Communism And Our Malicious Mediocrities

31 July 2019 @ 17:51

At the beginning of a post by Richard Fernandez [aka: Wretchard T. Cat], he quotes from a Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty report:

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has upheld a law that equates communism to Nazism and bans the dissemination of its symbols, a law that has prompted angry protests from Moscow.

In the July 16 ruling published on its website, the court said the “communist and Nazi regimes” used similar methods of “implementing repressive state policies.”

“The communist regime, like the Nazi regime, inflicted irreparable damages to human rights because during its existence, it had total control over society and politically motivated persecutions and repressions, violated its international obligations, and its own constitutions and laws,” it said.

[SIDENOTE: I’ve been preparing a post on what exactly Fascism is because the term has been, and continues to be, rather loosely and Ignorantly tossed around.  I hope to have that one done soon.]

Unlike in the whole of The Western World, Ukraine seems to be living in The Real World.

Mr. Fernandez goes on to comment in his post, Mein Kampf and Mao’s Red Book are morally the same, [worth quoting in full with my commentary]:

As the 20th century fades into the past Communism will be seen for what it truly was: the Other Totalitarianism, arguably the greater one. This judgment was held at bay by its hordes of professional apologists. As that coating wears off the verdict can no longer be avoided.

This will upset the True Believers those who believed — and many still believe — in what turned out to be the most murderous ideology of all time….

There’s no doubt about it: many still believe in Communism.  We see it daily lately here in America.  These Dullards cry-out: ‘But…but…Communism really, really hasn’t been actually tried!!!’.

Lord, save us from True Believers.

More RF:

…But the sad truth is that good intentions are often at the heart of many historical evils. Meine Ehre heißt Treue [trans: Loyalty is my honour] was sincerely uttered also.

Are what we call ‘good intentions’ really Good.  Does trying to implement Unlicensed Liberty, Total Equality, and Forced Comradeship qualify as Good?  These are conditions which go against Basic Human Nature.  What’s more: they Destroy our God-Given Free Will.  They Defy God by seeking to Obliterate the Individual.

More:

Are the True Believers supposed to forget it? No, they’ll just have to live with it. Like the relatives of all those people their beautiful murderous ideology killed.

Actually, they refuse to live with their Murderous Ideology in Truth.  They continue to deny the Truth, or make Unconvincing, Unctuous, Grovelling, and Despicable excuses for their Beloved Ideology.

Finally:

It would be interesting to know how much aggressive virtue signaling is really driven by the secret guilt and growing awareness, not of being worse than others — for all men are sinners — but of being no better. We used to say back in the day that the primary reason people joined the ranks of the grim and determined was to escape from mediocrity. They just couldn’t stand the idea they weren’t special.

Their escape from Normal, Everyday Mediocrity has, in fact. turned these Apparatchiks, the Intelligentsia and Fellow Travellers into Malicious Mediocrities, who wreck physical and psychological Havoc on themselves, but, much more importantly, on the rest of us.

One hopes that., if RF is correct, that Guilt pushes them in to the Light Of Civilization.

I remain, of course, Skeptical.