Friday, July 19, 2019

Thinking Is Dangerous

From the inimitable H.L. Mencken

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.

Good thing we have very few of these truly dangerous people left in America.

The Nostalgia Distraction

We live in strange times. The release of a new trailer for a movie, the trailer not the movie itself, can be a significant cultural event. Of course, so can the release of a trailer for a video game. People went crazy about the trailer for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game which features Keanu Reeves. When he walked onto the stage after the initial viewing of the trailer, people went nuts.

Yesterday a new trailer hit for the very long awaited sequel to Top Gun, titled Top Gun: Maverick.

On Youtube for 17 hours and it already 8.9 million views.

In spite of being a pretty jaded person, that initial tone took me right back to the 80s when Top Gun first came out and kind of gave me a chill. The rest of the trailer included some cool flying but also a lot of shots of Tom Cruise looking like his face is completely re-manufactured via plastic surgery, plus a quick shot of the required wammen of colour fighter pilot:

Includes the obligatory "I look angry and super serious" face
One of the nice things about Top Gun in the 80s was that it was all about men. Sure we had Meg Ryan as the wife of Goose and Kelly McGillis as Maverick's love interest, but even though her character was a defense expert, she was a civilian contractor, not a fighter pilot.

"She has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and she's also a civilian contractor, so you do not salute her."

Her character was not added in for gender equality, she was added in to give Tom Cruise a love interest that would have a legitimate reason to be in close proximity to what otherwise was an all male environment. Her character wasn't a butch, angry, androgynous lesbian, she was incredibly feminine and oozed female sexuality. When she was introduced to the pilots, we got a long shot of her legs, walking in high heels and stockings between the rows of pilots before we even saw her face.

No one needs to ask her preferred gender pronoun
In Top Gun, all of the pilots are male, all of them are arrogant and chock full of "toxic masculinity". Their instructors are all men. It was a boys clubs and the boys were boys, partying hard, playing hard and chasing skirts like the world was ending the next day, and pretty much no one thought that was an issue. The women were either supporting love interests or nameless background. That is OK, it was a movie targeted at a male demographic. Women don't love Top Gun like men do, women don't say "Talk to me Goose" in the course of a normal conversation.

The original Top Gun was released in 1986. I was 14 years old and suddenly we all wanted to become jet fighter pilots. The theme song from Kenny Loggins, "Danger Zone", was one of those pulse pounding movie songs that still gets me fired up (see also: Eye of the Tiger from Rocky III and Lunatic Fringe from Vision Quest). Can you think of a movie score from the last decade that anyone can remember?

So why release the sequel of Top Gun now, over three decades later in 2019? Part of it is the trend in Hollywood to only produce remakes (with as many white male characters eliminated as possible, more on this to come. Hint: 007), do endless sequels and movies about increasingly obscure comic book characters. However, I think a lot of it is not just being safe and making a ton of easy money. It is the power of nostalgia.

Nostalgia can be a great distraction in an era when things are changing rapidly and not for the better. You look fondly back at the past when things were better than they are now. Think about how many radio stations still play classic rock and music from the 80s. Again, do you think people will still be singing along to Taylor Swift songs in a few decades?

Top Gun was a Generation X movie. We were kids and young adults when it came out. Life was simpler. America was still around 80% white. Reagan was President and people were more optimistic about the future. We had the Russians as convenient bad-guys for a few more years. We understood who we were as a people, we knew our place in the world and things made more sense. We didn't have to pretend men could be women and vice versa, we didn't buy water in the store, kids played with other kids outside and without headsets and homosexuals still had the decency to keep their degeneracy behind closed doors.

Gen X is a pretty quiet generation. We are middle-aged now, from our early 50s to the very end of our 30s. We are not the much larger and entitled Baby Boomer generation nor are we the whiny slackers of the Millennial generation. Even though we are quiet, there are a lot of us. There are around 65 million Gen Xers and that is nothing to sneeze at. We are also slowly coming to understand what has happened and it is pissing us off. Nostalgia along with a sense of general helplessness and a carefully cultivated self-loathing helps keep that anger in check. Perhaps if we are busy being nostalgic about a by-gone era we won't be so inclined to get violently angry about what has been done to our people in the last three decades.

That sounds a little tinfoil-hat but at this point is there anything that is too loony to consider? Short of lizard people, I don't dismiss anything out of hand. Hollywood is one of the most political institutions in America. Giving Gen Xers like me some red meat nostalgia , for example Maverick flying a fighter, is just the sort of distraction that can buy a little time, keep the lid on the pot for just a little longer. I assume the film will be full of social justice nonsense, wammen and pilots of color, probably even some of the gheys for good measure but many of us will still show up because dammit, when Maverick and Goose were flying things just made more sense and perhaps for a couple of hours I can forget about the demographic and socialist sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. I can forget that after a quarter of a century in the workforce, paying into Social Security since I was in high school, I am never going to see a dime of that coming back. I can forget about millions of people who screwed up their own countries irreparably now coming to my country to do the same thing. I can forget about the 22 trillion in debt, I can forget about perverts and freaks dressed up like demons grooming young children while their mom smiles approvingly. I can forget about people who want to see me and my children dead, who fantasize about prison camps, who think they are going to disarm us and muzzle our free speech. Sure, when the movie is over and we walk back out into the bright sunlight, all of that crap will still be there but the warm glow of nostalgia will linger long enough for the 2020 football season to kick off.

Pete Mitchell's country needs him once more, not to fire us up but to keep us distracted, and once more Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is answering his nation's call.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Social Media Is The Propaganda Arm Of Contemporary Bolshevism

The Twitter saga continues....

I finally heard back on my appeal, and no surprise they are not going to lift the suspension. Ever. My 9 year old account gets nuked for an intemperate reply. Here is their email:

Nothing I wrote in the tweet I was suspended for was an incitement of violence. It did not promote violence. It wasn't a threat. It was rude for sure but that is the whole point of Twitter. Anyway, whatever. It isn't like there aren't ways to get around a permanent suspension. Making  new accounts is just a fact of life when you are posting on social media.

Meanwhile, fake black man and racial grifter Shaun King, aka Talcum X, is lionizing a man who tried to burn down an ICE detention center with "refugees" (aka illegal aliens) inside the building. He deleted some of his tweets, or perhaps was even forced to by Twitter, but people took screenshots:

Willem Van Spronsen is what you get when you have a low IQ demagogue like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using inflammatory language about a period in history she has no understanding of, speaking to legions of fanbois who also lack basic historical literacy and any ability to use critical thinking skills. Whether or not you uncritically accept the accounts of World War II era concentration camps, it is beyond the bounds of common sense to equate a detention center where illegal aliens who were encouraged to illegally enter the U.S. and upon arriving are provided with food, shelter and medical care while awaiting their bogus "asylum" hearing with the narrative of the Nazi concentration camps.

So this Willem Van Spronsen doofus thought he was "liberating a concentration camp" as if he were fighting actual Nazis holding Jews in camps as opposed to American law enforcement agents detaining in more than humane conditions people who willingly came to this country illegally. This guy brags in his manifesto about having a "ghost gun" and "six magazines" but apparently didn't manage to use his firepower to shoot back. He was just gunned down like an imbecile making a futile and silly gesture. Good job! 

King using the language of "by any means necessary" is the epitome of the "dog whistle". By any means necessary, especially when coupled with language about not waiting until 2020 with the hope of defeating Trump expresses two important ideas:

- First, many on the Left are deathly afraid of Trump being re-elected. I have serious doubts but they are scared that Trump will win in 2020 and they are already setting the stage to operate outside of the system if he wins again.

- Second, there is an understanding on the Left that a Trump win in 2020 will signal the need for a violent response. Having failed to defeat Trump and by proxy his white voting base in 2016, having failed to magic up some "collusion" evidence, having failed to advance an "impeachment" agenda in spite of winning the House, the Left is out of patience. The thought-leaders on the Left having been whipping up their jihadi to a fever pitch non-stop for three years and they can't hold the lid on much longer.

If Trump wins re-election in 2020, regardless of the margin of victory or the "popular vote", the Left will not accept the results. They can't. People like AOC and much of the media have been using language that invokes movie-based images of cartoonish villains like Amon Goeth to people that only know World War II from Schindler's List.

To these people, Trump being elected President in America is like Hitler being elected chancellor in Germany and ushering in the Third Reich. It is absurd of course but they don't understand that.

These are the sort of linguistic games politicians have played for a long time. The difference now is that people are too dumb to know they are games. Nancy Pelosi seems to understand that her younglings are getting out of control and threatening to spook the electorate into re-electing Trump. Nancy and Chuck Schumer aren't dumb. Evil, yes, but not dumb. They use this sort of language carefully and purposefully, like a mechanic choosing the right wrench. AOC is like a crazed homeless person taking that wrench and attacking random passerbys.

Shaun King isn't going to storm some ICE detention facility. He is a grifter and more to the point he is a pussy. He just says this sort of stuff for social media clout and doesn't care that it inspires his low IQ, unhinged followers into taking action. All he cares about is keeping his hustle going pretending to be a militant black radical instead of a manipulative white guy avoiding real work.

As an aside, it is pretty smart for the Left to demonize, dox and attack rank-and-file law enforcement when they are going to count on rank-and-file law enforcement to carry out their gun confiscation schemes. I am sure that cops are going to cheerfully and enthusiastically charge through doors to take guns away from heavily armed civilians at the demand of people who have been slandering them as racists and jack-booted thugs for decades. Right....

So Shaun King lionizes a terrorist, says he was a "martyr" and was "murdered", and encourages Lefties to arms themselves and sends his followers to LARP as soldiers "liberating concentration camps". His account is in good standing, he still has his blue checkmark. I use the word "sodomite" and get banned forever. Nothing about this is surprising or even very upsetting. Twitter and most of social media is enemy territory that we operate in on the rhetorical battlefield knowing that we are all in danger of being shut down at any moment, for any reason, and as such we should all be planning accordingly. Social media is the single most significant opinion mover in the West right now and it is openly hostile to heritage Americans. Facebook recently updated their "community standards" in a way that allowed for threats of violence against "dangerous individuals", and although they modified what they said, the intent is still the same: you can use twitter and Facebook to agitate for violence against people on the Right as long as you are careful about it.

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook along with Google and most other tech companies are your sworn enemy. Keep that in mind when using their platforms and never let your guard down.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Paw, Are We Slaves?

Hat tip Western Rifle Shooters.

Civilization Didn't Spring Forth From Under A Rock

Black Pigeon Speaks posted a very interesting video the other day I thought I should share, that examines the difference between the Japanese approach to addressing plunging birthrates and the rise of automation and AI versus the path followed by the West:

Japan REJECTS Western Style Open Borders | Going Their Own Way

My theory for the intermediate to long term global situation is that it is likely that we will see a massive shift, one where the influence centers are based away from Europe and the United States and more toward Russia, China and Japan. Rather than a world economically and militarily dominated by the powerhouses bracketing the Atlantic Ocean, instead the world will be dominated (although to a lesser extent) by the Pacific bordering powers in East Asia.

I base that hypothesis both on the self-destructive suicide cult embraced by Western elites as well as the biological reality that as the West is swamped by mass migration, replacing relatively high IQ populations with people with radically lower IQs (both through dysgenic breeding and migration), it will be incapable of sustaining the civilization built by heritage Americans and Europeans. Nations that do not embrace mass migration from the Third World, do not offer "birthright citizenship", etc. are better poised to continue to build on what has been built. Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, China, South Korea, Japan will all have populations with at or above average IQs and that is a competitive advantage that you can't overcome with sheer numbers (short of warfare).

It was a pretty solid video, as always from BPS. One image early on in the video jumped out at me, and it is from a Guardian news story that I have referenced before, published in 2000: The last days of a white world. Here is a screenshot of the article with the critical phrase highlighted by me....

The implication is that there is a distinction between the developed world and white people. That implication is false.

The "developed world" is not a naturally occurring phenomenon. Europeans didn't stumble across a pre-existing modern civilization, perhaps abandoned by some ancient species of mankind, and just take over the already extant "developed world". The developed world as we know it, with all the attendant features like modern medicine, technology, communications, civil society, individual liberties, functioning economies, etc, are the result of centuries of struggle by people of European descent. In other words, white people. Yes, there were ancient civilizations like Egypt and China but the thing about ancient civilizations is that they existed in ancient times. Hence the qualifier "ancient". For the last thousand years and especially the last several hundred years essentially all significant developments in humanity have originated from Europe and America. From math and science to literature and government, everything we take for granted today is the result of innovation from white people.

In other words, no white people = no developed world. 

The future suggested by the Guardian in 2000 of a developed world mostly devoid of white people is a fantasy. When we go, the developed world goes with us. Certainly the existing structures will carry on via inertia for some time but eventually they will break and no one will be around to fix them. I am pretty intelligent by any measurement or comparison but there are tons of stuff I take for granted that I can't fix if they break. Imagine that but with far more complex systems and far less intelligent people. My rule of thumb is that people incapable of creating a system are likewise incapable of sustaining that system.

The trend lines are disastrous. From the Guardian article:

The global centre of gravity is changing. In 1900 Europe had a quarter of the world's population, and three times that of Africa; by 2050 Europe is predicted to have just 7 per cent of the world population, and a third that of Africa. 

Steve Sailer has spoken often about this and dubbed this trend "The World's Most Important Graph"

Africans are good at a lot of things but things like inventing and creating stable nations? Not so much. The same is true of the mestizo populations of Central and South America. Right now both of those regions are to some extent dependent on the generosity of the West. Take away American manufacturers, tourism and remittances from the U.S. and the already barely functional Central American economy collapses. Both regions also are highly dependent on the altruism of the West that is driven by the culturally Christian nature of Europe and America. The Chinese don't share that altruism and will cheerfully loot Africa for her material wealth and not give two craps about the African people. I expect that at some point when the West collapses, and food and medical aid with it, that the red population line in the graph above will drop off the cliff as famine and disease ravage unchecked across the African continent.

This all may sound a tad self-serving and it is. I am a white man married to a white woman. We have eight white children. Our parents, our siblings, our uncles and aunts and cousins are all white. As every group of people in human history has done, my affinity is for my own people and my family, and that extends out to other Europeans, especially people of Irish, Polish and German descent. This is natural and healthy. Blacks find common cause in their shared experience, real and imagined. So do Chinese and Koreans. It is not "white supremacist" for people who are white to have a specific and special affinity for other white people and no one questions it when other racial and ethnic groups exhibit the same behavior and attitude. We even have a large class of people we euphemistically call "civil rights activists" but everyone knows that they are really only interested in advocating for black people. However, having white people around in significant numbers  is not just good for white people.

A vibrant European and American white population is a net good for all people. Everyone in the world benefits from improved medicine, technology and agriculture that almost exclusively comes from sources in America and Europe. When disaster strikes, who shows up to help? In Ebola outbreaks it is Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). Here is a photo from their website of their founders:

A pretty mono-chromatically  hued group

Other groups that show up to aid when Africans, Asians and South Americans are in need are the Red Cross, founded by a group of white men, and Samaritans Purse, founded by a white Christian named Bob Pierce and currently headed by a white Christian Franklin Graham. When Haiti has another disaster and needs help yet again, who helps? I went to Haiti one year after the earthquake and the plane was packed. Two men were black and obviously Haitian. The rest of the plane was full of white people, Christians on mission to try to help Haiti. When Africans are starving, it is white American who contribute generously to try to aid people they will never meet. Whenever disaster strikes in the world, people of European descent are the first to show up to help.

It is not a stretch to say that by any measure, non-white people by and large benefit far more from the presence of white people than the converse.

I very much want to see a thriving and healthy Africa full of Africans maintaining their own unique and vibrant culture. I hope for the same for Asians and South Americans. It is not too much to ask that the people who have given the world so much should be afforded the same dreams for their own posterity.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Even More From The Ingratitude Files: Tucker Mostly Gets It

Ingratitude is one of my very least favorite things. I am a big proponent of basic niceties like saying thank you, even to service industry workers who are just doing their jobs. It only takes a second and I hope it adds even a tiny bit to our general level of civility in this country.

Unfortunately my little gestures of appreciation are generally swamped by the ingratitude of more famous people. Megan Rapinoe, an unattractive and mouthy little boy that apparently plays soccer, has been holding a public temper tantrum for weeks now and I still can't figure out why anyone listens to him. Or Colin Kaepernick, a low talent imbecile that made millions playing a kids game and now spends his time taking a crap on the people who made him rich. I wrote in the past about Therese Patricia Okoumou, the homely woman from the Congo, a land teeming with rape and Ebola, given shelter in my country that climbed on the base of the statue of Liberty last year to protest "racism" or some other crap: The Gratitude Is Heartwarming. Also there is anti-white racist and hack Sarah Jeong, a Korean living in my country who doesn't seem to like the people who welcomed her and her family to America, the same people who died in the Korean War to protect her from spending her life in a gulag: Why The Sarah Jeong Hire By The New York Times Matters. There was Charlotte Alter, a spoiled Jewish girl from an incredibly wealthy family, who complained that she has never known prosperity, when in fact she has never known anything BUT prosperity thanks to people like me, The Ingratitude Files, Fruit Roll-Up Edition. Then there is the repugnant "Congresswoman" from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, the brother-marrying, low IQ ingrate, who hates the country and especially the people that gave her shelter from her fellow Muslims and Somalians, More From The Ingratitude Files. As I wrote in that post last December:

To put it another way. They fled from their homes of Somalia and the Congo because those nations are full of Somalians and Congolese people. They fled to my nation because it is full of people of European descent and not full of Somalians and Congolese. My country took them in and gave them a home and now they show no sign of ever going back to their countries. They live in a nation that is better in every possible way than where they came from but instead of showing some level of gratitude, they seem hyper-critical and determined to undo everything that makes this nation unlike the nations that they came from. It sort of reminds me of people in places like Massachusetts moving to New Hampshire to get away from Massachusetts or moving from California to Colorado to get away from California and then promptly doing their very best to transfer the states they moved to into replicas of the states they moved from.

Our freedom of expression and speech of course extends to naturalized citizens, so they can crab and complain about the country that took them in, gave them shelter and a new home. It would just be nice if they could, every now and then, show some gratitude for their incredibly better situation that was created by the same people they constantly criticize.

I don't think Ilhan Omar possesses the mental capacity to understand just how hypocritical and ungrateful her endless kvetching is. It is also a weird coincidence that the people who seem so publicly ungrateful are all non-white women. I am sure that is just a coincidence.

Then along comes Tucker Carlson, who really is the only sensible person on TV right now, saying what I have been saying for a long time.

A lengthy quote from Tucker's monologue if you don't want to watch it (you should):

No country can survive being ruled by people who hate it. We deserve better. For all of our country’s flaws, this is still the best place in the world. Most immigrants know that and that is why they come here. It's also why we've always been glad to have them here.

But now, there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don't like this country at all. As we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our Congress.

Think about that for a minute. Our country rescued Ilhan Omar from the single poorest place on Earth. We didn't do it for the money, we did it because we are kind people. How did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her?

She scolded us, called us names, showered us with contempt. It's infuriating. More than that, it is also ominous. The United States admits more immigrants more than any other country on Earth, more than a million every year. The Democratic Party demand we increase that by and admit far more. OK, Americans like immigrants, but immigrants have got to like us back.

Our immigration system should only serve a single purpose: benefiting the people of the United States. Cheap labor to boost the profits of globohomo corporations is not benefiting the people of the United States. Quite the opposite. When you build a economic and social system based on certain assumptions and pricing and then dump a bunch of low skill workers who will work for nothing compared to Americans because living 16 to an apartment in America is better than whatever shithole they came from, that is a problem.

Tucker misses a few points, but the big thing he misses is this: people like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez don't want to "rule" this country or even govern it. They want to transform this country away from what made it the most envied and coveted nation on Earth and transform it into something new, in their own image, into a mirror reflection of the very sorts of places that they and other migrants have fled from in the first place. They don't see a fundamentally sound and admirable system that needs some tweaks, they see a thoroughly corrupt, "racist", "misogynistic" culture that needs to be torn down and replaced wholesale with the same sort of culture and people they were forced to flee from in the first place.

As I have said, the problem with Somalia is that it is full of Somalians. If you replace heritage Americans with Somalians, you don't get darker hued patriots, explorers and inventors. You get Somalia. You get warlords, you get starvation used as a weapon, you get stone age religious fundamentalism, you get female genital mutilation. That sort of crap is incompatible with American values and that is why people from those cultures that largely refuse to assimilate are incompatible with America. Of course they hate us, but we are supposed to pretend we welcome them here when in reality we know they are tearing apart the very fabric of this nation.

I would love to talk to Tucker privately, off camera. You can be sure that he thinks more in line with dissident politics than he lets on when in front of the camera.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength And Other Lies We Are Required To Believe

If there is a defining characteristic of American culture in 2019, it is that we live in a society of lies. They are lies everyone knows are lies but we still act like they are true. We are supposed to believe that homosexuality, a deviant practice everyone has known is unnatural and perverse forever, is just as normal as heterosexuality. Even though everyone knows that apart from a few biological abnormalities, every human being is born male or female and that sex and gender are the same thing, we are fed the lie that gender is fluid, malleable and subject to being redefined at a whim. Thanks to the women's soccer world cup, the specter of the "gender wage gap" has resurfaced, even though it has been debunked many, many times but if you ask people on the street they will swear up and down that women are paid less than men for the same work. For the past two and a half years we have been endlessly screeched at about the "Russian collusion" that has never been proven, and talk of impeachment has faded away and only repeated by the insane or the dumb. We believe that 110 pound women can beat up 250 pound men because that is what we see on TV and in the theaters. We are to believe that known pervert Bill Clinton flew two and a half dozen times on Epstein's "Lolita Express" but nothing naughty ever happened. Bill is known for his restraint and self-control after all.

Much of what we are required to believe and affirm is a lie and much of what we know to be true is considered a thought-crime if uttered. When a small cabal of people with homogeneous political beliefs and cultural background are the sole arbiters of what is "true", then the very concept of Truth is meaningless. "Truth" is what they say it is and only what they say it is. So it isn't really surprising that people today are incredibly cynical about everything. Institutions that once were trusted without question, from religion to government to civic groups, all are held in suspicion or contempt.

Perhaps no lie is more widespread today than the idea that "diversity is our greatest strength", where "diversity" = fewer white people, along with the related belief that America is a "nation of immigrants", where 19th century immigrants from Europe are indistinguishable from mestizo and African immigrants in the 21st century. In 2019 a poem on Ellis Island holds more authority than the Constitution or the laws passed by the government.

A normal person understands deep down that this is bullcrap. More diversity leads to conflict. Younger people don't remember this, even I barely do as a Gen Xer, but there used to be a lot of bad blood between different ethnic groups in America, Polish and Italian and Irish, and of course between Protestants and Catholics back when they knew enough rudimentary theology to understand the difference. That conflict was between different groups of Europeans with a common religious heritage. When you start to mix in people from completely different racial and cultural backgrounds, the conflict is inevitably worse. The old dissident right formula is completely true: D+P=C  (diversity plus proximity equals conflict).

That doesn't stop people from asserting the opposite as if it is an indisputable fact. Look at this tweet and my response.

It makes no rational sense to assume that people who have proven over the course of thousands of years to be incapable of forming stable societies are suddenly going to be able to not only sustain but improve existing stable societies that they didn't build. The answer is always the same, "muh colonialism!", but you could leave the Somalians alone for 100 years and if they didn't all starve to death or kill each other, in 100 years Somalia would still be a shithole. Haiti overthrew the French in 1803 and more than 200 years of Haitian history is an unbroken string of corruption and incompetence. Their half of Hispaniola is largely deforested, has no functioning government or economic system and the people mostly dwell in subsistence level squalor. The only time Haiti is relatively stable is when a Western nation is occupying the country.

The reason places like Somalia, Sudan and Haiti are shitholes is that they are full of Somalis, Sudanese and Haitians. Simply moving them from the Bad Dirt nations to the Magic Dirt nations doesn't change their nature. If you could somehow transplant all of the people in Africa to Europe and all of the actual European people from Europe to Africa, in 50 years Africa would be the most prosperous continent in the world and Europe would be a desolate wasteland. In spite of the less-than-subtle addition of the stethoscope on the Iraqi in the cartoon above, we aren't getting doctors and engineers and scientists. We are getting low IQ, low skill laborers, service industry employees and cheap code monkeys.

The European immigrants from the 19th century and early 20th century are not the same as the mestizo and African migrants of the 21st century, and America is not the same nation. In 1900 there were 76 million people in America. Today we are well over 300 million people and tens of millions of those are here illegally, don't speak English very well if at all and are not only not assimilated but have no interest in assimilation. They don't want to be Americans, they just want to live in America, and there is an enormous difference. America in 2019 is a nation on the brink of fiscal calamity and even outright civil war and adding in millions of immigrants is only accelerating the collapse.

The Zman wrote about this same topic this morning: A Darker Shade Of Pale and I thought this was especially good:

This vision of the future is no doubt a driving force behind the race radicalism of people like Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. It assumes things about people that are not true. The old gag about Magic Dirt Theory is a joke among dissidents, but people like Rashida Tlaib think it is real. She thinks if her people move here, displacing the heritage stock, nothing changes but the complexion. Her people will suddenly stop acting like her people and take on the habits of our people, but with more color.

This is nonsense, of course, because much of what we think of as American society exists because heritage Americans support it. The people who created this society would have done so wherever they landed. We know this because it has happened in places like Australia and even Africa. Despite it all, countries like Rhodesia and South Africa were able to create first world societies. In the game of dirt, no place has more tragic dirt than the Dark Continent. Yet Rhodesia existed. South Africa existed.

People talk about colonialism and apartheid without any understanding of the topic but as white control over Rhodesia and now South Africa recede, those nations that were once the best Africa had to offer are rapidly sliding back toward the prototype of African nations: economically mismanaged, corrupt government, violence.

Our overlords are replacing us, thinking they will have an easier time ruling over a new, browner class of "Americans". Having failed to convince white Americans to get on board with their neo-Bolshevik program, they are simply importing a new "American" electorate while simultaneously suppressing heritage American reproduction financially, medically and culturally. What they are going to find out is that ruling people who have proven incapable of being governed for centuries is going to be impossible. Having a captive non-white voting bloc that is 20% of the population is one thing but when the imported new "Americans" are 60% of the population, concentrated in urban areas and have come to expect a certain level of gibs, keeping them happy on a diminishing stream of tax revenue from heritage Americans isn't going to work.

When expectations run headlong into reality, the fireworks will start. Be smart and don't be in the blast radius because you won't have time to bug-out when it blows up.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Exiled From The Cities We Built

As a kid, I grew up in a small suburb of Toledo called Waterville. Back then it seemed pretty remote from the main city, a little town along the Maumee River surrounded by farm fields. It wasn't unusual for a football to get lost on Friday night if the field goal kicker managed to put it in the corn field behind the stadium. It was the kind of idyllic little Mayberry that dotted the American landscape, a place where kids rode bikes all over town and no one worried about it. I am sure there was a dark underside in many places but you didn't see it. There also wasn't much to do in the town itself. That meant going into Toledo for excitement and entertainment. For a lot of us, the hub was a mall called Southwyck Mall. Southwyck had three big departments stores and lots of cool places, including a movie theater and a record store. Even better for me, it had two bookstores and my mom had a strict policy of no limit on spending when it came to books. I would put up with a lot of clothes shopping as a kid because at some point I was going to get to go on a rampage in the bookstore.

It also had a bus stop and that became a problem. It was a given when I was a teen that Friday night at Southwyck was "white night" and Saturday night was "black night", something confirmed by the city of Toledo itself. So we just didn't go to Southwyck on Saturday night. I don't recall any actual incidents of racially motivated violence but we just stayed away. That perception of crime and violence helped drive customers away from Southwyck and eventually the mall closed in 2008, although it was essentially dead long before that. Being a place you stayed away from on Saturday night didn't kill the mall by itself but when there were other, safer places to shop it certainly didn't help. Crowds of young people are fine as long as they are not menacing the adult shoppers who were actually spending money.

Fast forward from the late 80's to today and the pattern of Southwyck Mall is being repeated all over the place. It is not just the ubiquity of Amazon, not least because Amazon was in part a response to what was going on. While the media tries to ignore it or hides what is happening behind various euphemisms ("teens", "youths", "young people", "juveniles"), it is getting harder to ignore what is actually going on. It is easy to pick from hundreds of examples but here are just a few:

'Flash mob' stole $30G worth of merchandise at North Face store in Wisconsin, police say

Wisconsin police are searching for 10 young men who they say were part of a 'flash mob' group accused of stealing $30,000 in merchandise this week from a North Face outlet, all in under 30 seconds — and captured on surveillance footage.

The camera footage shows a group of men entering the store around 7:45 p.m. Monday and then abruptly scurrying through several racks of outerwear and clothing, in footage released by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.

Clearly these young men are simply aspiring mountain climbers and not just opportunists stealing overpriced outdoor gear.

As teens and police flooded Baltimore's Inner Harbor, bystanders and business owners braced themselves

When teens began spreading messages online to meet Saturday at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, police took notice.

Officers deployed downtown from across the city as the crowd of youths swelled to more than 400, police say. A tense scene unfolded: some teens fighting — a reporter saw one boy punch another on Calvert Street — and others trying to smash storefront windows. Eventually, officers disbanded the crowds peacefully.

But it wasn't their fault, what else are they supposed to do?

On the Inner Harbor promenade, Duke Robinson was working at the Philly Pretzel Factory when the children ran toward him. Robinson hurried to protect his young daughter in her stroller. He worried someone would jump the counter and land on the girl.

“It was like a stampede,” he said.

The 21-year-old grew up in East Baltimore around Harford Road and knows what it’s like to have nowhere to go on Saturday night — not even a basketball court to shoot hoops. Robinson said city leaders have left the youth with nothing. He finds no fault with the teens.

“I was doing the same thing,” he said. “Who’s fault is it, really?”

When "the children" ran up to him. Watch this video, see all of the "children"?

The noise is pretty standard. The "children" have nothing better to do, there aren't enough rec centers or after school programs. It is a giant scam. These "children" are drawn to Inner Harbor because they want to engage in mayhem. Having a place to play foosball isn't going to discourage them.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is supposed to be the nice place in town for families to go, to shop and get something to eat, to spend money that goes back into the community. Instead it is a place where you have to worry about your safety in case some of the "children" get unruly.

Navy Pier 'chaos' after Chicago fireworks show leaves 3 stabbed, 14 trampled: reports

At least three people were stabbed and more than a dozen injured in a subsequent stampede after panic broke out at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Thursday following a Fourth of July fireworks show, police said.

The stabbings came after an argument broke out on the pier around 10 p.m., Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said at a news conference. Police believe someone shouted "Gun!" in the crowd, causing people to panic, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“Just chaos. Chaos. That’s all it was,” a 45-year-old woman visiting the pier told the newspaper. “We got separated from each other because everyone went in different directions when it started. But thank God, He got us all back together. That’s all that matters.”

Chicago's Navy Pier is another of those downtown attractions cities build to draw consumers to the city to spend money.

Here is a bonus video just for fun:

The pattern here is clear. We build places to draw in consumers to come spend money and enjoy themselves, whether malls or waterfront attractions or amusement parks. This is seen as necessary because urban decay and violence already drove the decent people out to the suburbs so every city planner in America is concerned with finding ways to draw them back. Then these gathering places end up drawing out of control "children" who are bent on mayhem and violence for amusement. The same city planners that design these attractions also insist on making them as accessible as possible via mass transit, which makes it easier for "unaccompanied youths" to use social media and public transportation to gather and go wild.

The net result is the same. It will serve to drive out the middle-class consumers who will find other things to do rather than risk being assaulted by roving bands of "children" and it will increase the already rapid pace of shoppers abandoning the malls and "brick and mortar" stores in favor of shopping online. Women control a lot of the consumer dollars in America and women simply are not going to shop somewhere they might get attacked in broad daylight. Fathers with children are not going to take them places where they might get hurt, shot, trampled or tossed off of a balcony.

It is worth noting again that the reason this keeps happening over and over is not a lack of "opportunities" for kids. That is just a scam that "community activists" use to leech public money to create "foundations" that provide "opportunities". The reason this keeps happening is that many young people have a proclivity for violence and mayhem that is reinforced by the media they consume that glorifies their desire to cause havoc and to hurt people for their own amusement. People who take pleasure in attacking other people are not going to find checkers tournaments at the community center to be an attractive alternative to looting, robbing and assaulting people for kicks.

In a society that is dedicated, perhaps suicidally so, to being completely open, large gatherings of people are going to always be a magnet for the kind of people that thrive on mayhem. No amount of alternative programs or police presence is going to stop it in a nation that lacks the will to do what is needed and say what is obvious about this decades long trend that is slowly choking off public access to public spaces.

As Ol' Remus at the Woodpile Report likes to say, stay away from crowds.

That is solid advice and I can't argue with it but I also can't help but be resentful. We built these cities just as we built this nation. We carved out of a violent and untamed wilderness a new nation and along coasts and river and at crossroads we built great cities. We created a profoundly different form of government and over the decades became the greatest nation on the earth. Between our homelands in Europe and our new nation in North America, we are responsible for virtually every aspect of modern life: medical advancements, engineering, electronics, communication, art, literature, agriculture. Modern life wouldn't exist without us and cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia and Chicago wouldn't exist without us. Now those same cities are becoming places we can only visit at certain times and only in some neighborhoods, and even then it is the case that we risk being attacked by a much larger group of thugs while simply minding our own business.

The only bright side is that we are coming to a place where law enforcement will have their hands so full trying to protect the assets of globohomo corporations in big cities that they won't have time for us. The cities are going to burn and nothing is going to stop that. My opinion for the longest time is that there are no problems in large cities that can't be solved by dumping truckloads of guns and malt liquor at strategic street corners on a Friday night, giving the police the weekend off and then sweeping up the mess on Monday.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Fortress Appalachia

My travels took me to Fleming County, Kentucky yesterday for an Amish wedding. We left at 2 AM and got back home at 10:30 PM so it was a long, long day.

To get to Fleming County from where we started, you go through Cincinnati and then down the AA Highway. We used to live in Northern Kentucky and I worked in downtown Cinci, so that basic route is plenty familiar but it doesn't take very long at all before you are out of the big city and into banjo country. As one drives along the AA, up and down the hills, following the Ohio River, you are struck by the beauty of the hills and valleys covered in trees. It is pretty to look at but it also made me wonder about trying to find someone out in the hills that doesn't want to be found. The Cincinnati area is home to over 2 million people but in 30 minutes you can be out in relatively untamed wilderness.

Fleming County itself is a border county between "official Appalachia" and the rest of Kentucky.

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I was on a road yesterday that doesn't appear as a road on my GPS. There is no street level view on Google maps. You can barely get a cell signal, and as recently as a few years ago you couldn't at all (there are still lots of dead spots in the area). It is a place you would never find unless you had a specific reason to find it and some directions. There are tons of places like this all across the Appalachian region.

While I am pretty happy with where we live for a lot of reasons, including being a pretty decent place if when the SHTF, and I find a lot of Appalachia to be entirely too hot, I can see why many people see it as a stronghold for resistance against an oppressive government.

Appalachia is around 205,000 square miles of hills, hollers, forests and swamps. The people down there tend to be a little more rough and tumble. Most of the men look like they can fight and have been in fights. Compared to most suburban men, they are like a different species. Spend time in public around suburban men and it is startling how soft they are. They talk softly and meekly, the look like their mom dressed them for the first day of school, they look like they would die of fright if you startled them. It is the result of decades of conditioning that seeks to stamp out any overt masculinity. When they are with their family, they look helpless. They defer to their wives and have no palpable authority over their children. The guys in Appalachia? They look like they would pop you in the mouth if it were called for.

Something else interesting about Appalachia is that is forms a natural barrier between the East Coast urban centers and the heartland. You know the heartland, where food is raised, stuff is made, gasoline is refined, coal is dug, etc.
The stuff people in New York, Boston, Phillie, D.C. etc. need has to come by ship or come across the Appalachian region by road or rail. Get those people stirred up and that could become very difficult. A similar although less populous situation appears in the Rockies, especially when it comes to water for L.A

For comparison, Vietnam is only around 128,000 square miles, or about 60% of the size of Appalachia. Afghanistan is around 251,000 square miles, and while much of Afghanistan is hilly or mountainous, it is a pretty barren, arid country in terms of vegetation. We are still seeing how easy it is to subdue places like that.

There are over 25 million people across Appalachia. It would only take a small percentage of them to wreak havoc on railways and roads crossing Appalachia. Pipelines, rail lines, highways, all bring necessary materials to those big cities. How long would it take before gas started running out or shelves in stores sat empty?

Hopefully it won't come to that and I am in no way advocating anyone engage in illegal and/or violent acts. Just know that it will take more to bring the American people under control than locking down the big cities.

Eric Swalwell: The Democrat's Dan Quayle

In 1999 I lived in New Hampshire working for one of the largest financial services firms in the world. Because New Hampshire holds the first primary in every Presidential election (Iowa holds a caucus, not a primary), all of the candidates would show up in New Hampshire. The people of the Granite State, along with being very unfriendly to new arrivals, also demand retail politics from aspiring Presidential contenders. So we would have national politicians come to our campus which was home to thousands of employees. That year one of the candidates to visit our location was former Vice-President Dan Quayle. Quayle was merciless mocked for being dumb by the media and entertainment world, which I assumed was just liberals being liberals. Then I met the former Vice-President while he was stumping in New Hampshire ahead of the 2000 primaries. He was dumb as a bag of hammers. He was friendly in a stiff, insincere sort of way but his expression was vacant. Where I worked was a call center and as the head of our outfit introduced me, Quayle asked what we did there. The room we were in was the size of a football field with hundreds of people answering incoming calls. I wasn't sure what to say. Later he gave a little speech and it was brutal. After that day I stopped defending Quayle.

It was a safe assumption that Quayle, especially after his famous potato(e) incident, would go down as the Most Likely To Step On A Rake politician ever. Then along came Eric Swalwell and the rakes have been having a heyday.

Swallowswell is one of the many Democrats running for President by popular demand from absolutely no one. His entire shtick is gun control. You may recall Eric is the guy who famously asserted that any civil war in America would be short lived because the government has the nukes. Apparently if you refuse to turn over your "assault weapon" or engage in any organized civil disobedience, a President Swalwell would nuke your family, just to show you who is boss. He has also mastered having the most painfully dumb look on his face at all times.

Yep, that is the one.

Wow. He clearly has spent many years practicing in the mirror, trying to cultivate a professional politician fake "smile" but he looks like he really needs to use the toilet. A partially open mouth grimace =/= a smile.

He was born 9 years after me so I assume he knows how social media works but he is constantly posting dumb stuff and get ratio'd into the ground. It always involves guns and it always ends in him getting torched. Undaunted by getting owned over and over again, Eric posted what I assume he thought was a funny poll. It ended badly for him

I love his term "buy-back". How does the government "buy back" something it never owned in the first place? Other than nukes, what does Eric propose to do when the owners of "every weapon of war in America" refuse to comply? In a nice twist, the AR-15 and variations thereof has never to my knowledge every been used in significant war, on any battlefield anywhere in the world. However the M1 Garand has been, in both World War II and Korea.

Is Eric going to ban and confiscate/buy-back the 8 round capacity, semi-automatic Garand? It is absolutely a "weapon of war"? What about the bolt-action, 5 round M1903 Springfield? That was the standard issue rifle for Americans in World War I and a lot were still in use in World War I.

What about muzzeloaders? More of those were used in war and have killed way more people than all of the AR-15s ever made. Those are clearly weapons of war.

Crossbows? Swords? Spears? Clubs?

At some point all of those were weapons of war, unlike the semi-automatic AR-15.

Swalwell is a literal imbecile and based on his poll numbers, even the oafish Democrat primary voters understand this but he is far from alone in his doltishness. There is a pretty decent chance that some other, less obviously dangerous, Democrat will win the White House in 2020 and near the top of their agenda, right after throwing the borders open for the detritus of the world, will be to disarm the American people.

I wish we had a hard-nosed incumbent President who would fight against these people on our behalf.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ladies And Gentlemen I Present: The United States Congress

Around 80% of Americans at any given time have a negative view of Congress, based on polls measuring Congressional approval. Oddly enough, we keep re-electing our own Congressmen so the disapproval is of other people's Congressmen. The 20% of people who approve of Congress are clearly idiots, our "representatives" are for the most part a pack of narcissistic, bought-and-sold buffoons.

However, as in any large group there are people who stand apart. Some for being well above average and other for being well below average. In Congress this as skewed heavily toward the below average. Most of us are familiar with imbeciles like Maxine Waters and Ilhan Omar. Even as dumb as they are, one Congresswoman stands tall above the crowd for being a literal idiot: Frederica Wilson of Florida. Besdies being a legendary dolt, she is also famous for wearing ridiculous hats that make her look like an overdressed rodeo clown.

Her latest public embarrassment comes in response to reports that some Border Patrol agents were mocking Congresspeople in a secret group on Facebook. Now that is dumb because nothing on Facebook is private. So making fun of elected officials when you are a Federal employee, including apparently some lewd comments about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and that is not OK because she is totally an intellectual and stuff, is a terrible idea and will have consequences.

As a tavern wench, martinis weren't the only thing she was shaking.

I can see being reprimanded or suspended for making fun of Congress as a Federal employee. But that isn't good enough for the Congressional Cowpoke! She wants them prosecuted.

"Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” Wilson said.

“We're gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted,” she added. “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it's a shame in this United States of America.”

There is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable. Wut? She isn't even in command of the basics of the English language. If you really have a hankering to weep for our once great nation, you can listen to her here:

In the spirit of full disclosure, in context she is not speaking of just people in general being prosecuted and shut down for making fun of Congress. She is speaking specifically of members of the Border Patrol who made unkind comments about Congress on Facebook. We on the Right need to be cautious of this selective editing stuff and publishing news reports that purport to say one thing when in context they mean another.

Also in fairness you have to consider that Frederica Wilson probably doesn't know what the word "prosecute" means, much less how to spell it.

Frederica Wilson has no business threatening to "prosecute" people who make fun of Congress because she has no business being in Congress. She has no business being in any employment more significant than holding the Slow/Stop signs for road construction and even then only if they draw pictures on each side so she knows which side is stop and which side is go.

We are governed, or more accurately we are ruled, by people that are at best dishonest and at worst are barely functional illiterates. This is the case because we thought in some deluded fantasy that we should let anyone and everyone vote, no matter how dumb, and that we should go to great pains to encourage people too dumb and lazy to be inclined to vote to show up in November to cast ballots for people they don't know anything about and make decisions on issues they lack the intelligence to understand on a rudimentary level.

The universal franchise is an enormous mistake and will be the end of liberal democracy around the world and our Republic. May those who rebuild from the ashes learn from our mistakes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Press F

Well I went and did it and got permanently suspended from Twitter, and my account I have had for 9 years with over 13,000 tweets is gone. I appealed the suspension but apparently describing a sodomite with the term "sodomite" is a no-no.

I have already updated the link on the right side of the page (full version only) to direct you to my already existing back-up account. Please join me there, until that account gets suspended.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Communist Wannabes Realize They Are Wildly Outgunned

The standard operating procedure for "antifa" is very well established. They congregate in large groups, clad in black to disguise their identity, use homemade weapons to assault political enemies or just photojournalists, and then fade into their crowd. They do this only when they outnumber their opponents by a large margin and there is no danger of them being in a fair fight. When a more or less equal fight breaks out, antifa is usually on the receiving end of a beatdown. Case in point last year, when a single noodle-armed, limp-wristed antifa fag took a swing with some kind of baton or bat at someone who was not a 5'5" Vietnamese homosexual. The result was delicious:

What you don't see from this gif but you do in many others is that when the guy goes to pick up the weapon the antifa dude dropped, that chick tries to kick him and he refrains from punching her out, because we don't hit girls. I assume the guy that got knocked out has never been in a fight and wasn't expecting to have to take someone on one on one when he left home this morning with his freshly laundered black anarchist suit, courtesy of his mom.

No surprise then that antifa only shows up when they are numerically superior, preferably somewhere with a sympathetic political establishment and demoralized, ineffective police force (Portland).

While most antifa are drooling, gibbering wannbe thugs incapable of forming a coherent sentence, there are obviously some on the Left who realize that they have a problem. In an evenly divided country, you have 60-100 million people on the political right who oppose everything antifa and their neo-Bolshevik thought-leaders stand for. Those tens of millions of people own the overwhelming majority of this nation's hundreds of millions of privately owned firearms. Moreover, we know how to use them, practice regularly and can put a lot of lead in the air in a reasonably accurate manner.

So just a day after yet another incident of one-sided violence from the Left, we have Kim Kelly writing at Vox about the need for leftists to start arming themselves. First, this Kim Kelly person (which may or may not be a pseudonym) describes himself/herself as:

Yes, you read that right. A "labor columnist" for Teen Vogue. "In this edition, some cool tips for 12 year olds looking to experiment with anal sex and labor organizing for lemonade stands!". What the actual.....

Anyway, the article is currently titled: I’m a left-wing anarchist. Guns aren’t just for right-wingers.

Originally the title was: I’m a left-wing anarchist. It's time to reclaim guns from the right.

I am not sure which title is more cringe. Let's call it a tie. You know you are in for a treat when you see the stock photo Vox used for the article:

Well, that puts the John Wick arsenal or the various gun rooms from Commando to shame!

Moving from left to right, we have what appears to be an antique bolt-action rifle followed by an antique shotgun and then a single shot shotgun. Next a generic semi-auto shotgun probably plugged to only hold three shells and an over-under double-barreled shotgun. A few more serious looking shotguns with synthetic stocks, maybe both semi-autos. A handful of old school shotguns that look like something you would see in a police cruiser. 30 years ago. Another semi-auto shotgun with what appears to be some pretty decent wood and engraving in the action but it probably weighs a ton. Finally a string of basic hunting rifles, probably 30-06 or .308. You know someone is serious about firearms when they google "guns" and use the first stock photo in the search results. The photo credits say this picture is from 2008 (?!) from The Gun Store in Las Vegas. A quick search of that store and the first photo that comes up is this one:

I'll take the Barrett .50, you can have one of the duck guns. Let's see how that goes. Back to the article itself. The author writes:

Right-wingers have held an unearned monopoly on gun culture for too long. Whether it’s in the halls of legislative power or in the comments under “gun bunny” photos on Instagram, there is a prevailing narrative that pegs guns and armed self-defense exclusively to Republicans, racist libertarians, and other generally Constitution-obsessed weirdos. It maintains that those on the left want to take away everyone’s guns and swathe the entire country in bubble wrap. But I’m an anarchist, and I call bullshit.

They aren't wrong about the gun bunnies. Later, the writer speaks adoringly of various violent leftist groups like antifa and the Black Panthers. While most normal Americans see the Black Panthers as a racist, violent group of Marxist revolutionaries, Kim sees them as noble freedom fighters. Kim does make a few reasonable statements like:

...but for me, a gun in the hands of someone I trust is a comforting sight, because I know the power it holds.
To be honest, the thought of a world in which the state and their running dogs are the only entities with access to firearms sends a shudder down my spine.

Although the use of the Commie term "running dogs" is a dead giveaway.

The contrast is pretty stark nevertheless. Most people like me who own guns are never, ever planning on using them unless forced to. We have guns to protect our family and the rule of law. Kim thinks leftists should buy guns to protect "marginalized communities". I guess he means "people of color", who generally are murdering each other in huge numbers or perhaps homosexuals who are so "marginalized" that we just had to suffer through a month of globohomo corporations shoving the celebration of degeneracy down our throats.

I don't think this will get much traction. The real intellectuals on the left, as opposed to labor columnists for Teen Vogue, don't see a need for guns because the government bureaucracy is in their pocket. Most leftists are pantywaists like Über-sissy Gersh Kuntzman who famously wrote a piece about shooting an AR-15 for the first time: What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud 

The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don't know what you're doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.

Ahahahahahahahahaha! That never stops being funny.

So I am not concerned about leftists suddenly arming themselves. Virtually all of them are more dangerous to themselves than they are to me. But maybe, just maybe, realizing how outgunned they are will cause some of them to think twice about the path they are pushing this country down. I doubt it but hope springs eternal.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Political Violence Is Ratcheting Up

It shouldn't come as any sort of shocking news that we are in a era of political violence that we haven't seen since the Weather Underground and other far left groups decided that love wasn't all you need after all. Since the 2016 election cycle, political violence and mob rule has become quite commonplace although the media does it's best to ignore the actions of antifa and instead focuses on the phantom menace of "white supremacy". It is pretty typical of the media to focus on made-up issues while ignoring real issues. The media is almost entirely an open advocate for left-wing politics and doesn't really bother to hide it.

One major difference between the days of rage and now is that in 1970 the U.S. was over 83% white whereas today whites are barely a majority and in many places are already a minority in their own country. After decades of the "education" system and the mass entertainment world stirring up racial strife, our "melting pot" is a boiling cauldron of tribalism, resentment and barely restrained violence.

Case in point. Yesterday the Proud Boys (who are not "white supremacists" or "Neo-Nazis") were going to hold a rally in The People's Republic Of Portland. Since it is Portland, antifa declared they would show up, masks and all. Independent journalist and Portland resident Andy Ngo said he was also going to show up but was nervous because of threats of physical harm he was receiving but he went anyway. Sure enough, he got assaulted, robbed and ended up in the hospital. He was punched and hit with "milkshakes" that reportedly had quick set concrete mix in them or some other substance to make them harder and caustic.

It is hard for me to watch the videos. A fair fight is fine, two guys duking it out to settle an issue is one thing. But when you see someone being attacked by a large group, it is revolting. I have never met Andy Ngo but he doesn't look like a very big guy but even the biggest guy is going to lose when he is attacked from all sides by a dozen people. This sort of thing is pretty common, certain groups always seek out the lone person to attack and then thump their chests about being so tough. Whether it is antifa attacking Andy or a group of men sucker punching a lone individual in the "Knockout Game", these guys love thinking themselves as tough guys when they outnumber you. As Andy Ngo tried to walk away, one punk shouted "Owned bitch!" like he had just done something hardcore. Yes, you owned him when you outnumbered him 12 or more to 1. What a little faggot. I am sure he wouldn't dare throw a punch if he wasn't wearing a mask and surrounded by dozens of his little Commie buddies.

This is how the Left operates. When a mob was standing outside of the home of Tucker Carlson when he wasn't home, terrorizing his family and even damaging their front door, they knew they were safe. Even if Carlson was home, he is only one guy. Maybe he is carrying to protect himself and his family. I hope he is because these people are coming unglued and they hate him, but not just him.

They hate you. They hate your family including your children. They quite literally want you dead and replaced. They don't hate you because of anything you have done, they simply hate you for being who you are.

Antifa is going to keep ratcheting up the violence until someone gets killed. I watched a video of Portland police stopping an antifa guy heading for the riot/rally wearing a mask and carrying a baseball bat. While handguns account for the vast majority of murders in the U.S. (unlike the vilified AR-15), lots and lots of people are killed by easily concealable knives, blunt objects like baseball bats and bare hands. Thousands of people every year in fact. That doesn't stop antifa, it seems to encourage them. They are convinced that anyone that isn't 100% on their side is basically a Nazi so punching a Nazi even if that results in death is justified. Your naughty opinions and speech are violence according to the Left, no different from battering someone, so assaulting or killing someone exercising free speech is really just self-defense. Yeah, I know it is insane but that is what these people believe. The other reason that antifa doesn't seem to care is that these mobs are designed for a specific purpose, suppression of political speech. The vast majority of people on the Right don't assemble publicly and very few use their real names because antifa will dox you, try to get you fired and even threaten your family. Again, they whine about "kids in cages" on the border but they don't give a shit about the children of mildly conservative parents. Their goal is to completely shut any conservative or libertarian or what have you speech out of the public square. I wish libertarians would realize that this is already a violation of the Non-Aggression Principle and stop sitting on the sidelines.

As usual the Portland police were as useless as tits on a boar while all of this was going on. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, a far left soyboy who has in the past ordered the Portland police to stand down when antifa decided to rampage in the streets of the city he is supposedly "leading", is completely absent because he sympathizes with antifa or at least is terrified of saying anything in far Left Portland because he is afraid he won't get re-elected. I have my issues with the overuse of force by the police but if the cops can't even keep the peace for the purpose of political free speech, what the hell use are they?

The violent morons in antifa are the "intellectual", a term I use in the loosest possible sense, progeny of the Soviet revolutionaries and the Communist Chinese Red Guard: violent, low intelligence thugs with no purpose in life that have been weaponized to overturn the very society that has provided them with a life of luxury. They seem to think that because they can operate with impunity in Portland and beat up lone Asian homosexual journalists that they will have no problem rounding up the kulaks in flyover country. What they don't seem to realize is that a) we know what happens when you try to accomodate Communists, you end up on a one-way train ride, and we aren't getting on the trains and b) these kulaks have hundreds of millions of guns and hundreds of billions of rounds of ammo. Let me be clear that I am not advocating violence but I operate under two simple principles:

1) I am not going to get on the train

2) I am not going to be the first to pull a trigger but I intend to be the last.

Those seem like pretty sensible rules to live by.

A lot of conservatives, libertarians, liberty loving people, Gun-Right 2nd Amendment people, the kind of people who believe in America and the Constitution, are still trying to pick a nuanced, middle-ground position thinking that if they avoid what they assume are the extremes, they will be OK. They will not.

There is no middle ground, there is no neutral position. There is not a safe place to stand politically where you will be left alone. 

Not anymore, not in America 2019 and certainly not in the times that are coming. There is complete submission to the Left or you prepare to fight. There is no third option because the Left gets to declare where the lines are drawn and anyone on the "wrong" side gets punched. You can't reason with them or change their minds, so you only have one option. Like a lot of us I have been getting more serious about getting into better shape but that isn't going to help much in a 15-1 fight so your preparation needs to get more serious than just losing weight and lifting.

We all need to start cultivating a different mindset. The world we grew up in had rules about political discourse and general decorum but those rules have gone out of the window. We need to radically rethink the rules we operate under because rules that handcuff us in terms of allowable discourse and behavior are not adhered to by the Left. Again, they are going to try to exterminate us. That is not hyperbolic, the Left has been talking about this in America for decades and we saw it in action already in place like the Soviet Union where dissidents disappeared and kulaks were starved to death, in Red China where dissidents were executed. We saw it in the killing fields of Cambodia where millions were killed for being "dangerous" to the revolutionary Communist government. We still see it today in North Korea and China. The Left is already using dehumanizing language. We are not people and fellow American citizens they disagree with politically. We are "fascists" and "Nazis" and "white supremacists", regardless of whether any of that is true. When you are asked to kill a person, it is a violation of everything you are told about the preciousness of human life. When you are asked to kill a "Nazi"? Well that is just heroic. Hitting a little Vietnamese guy with milkshakes laced with concrete mix and sending him to the hospital is just like storming the beaches at Normandy.

I hate to say it, and I mean that, but we need to start to change our thinking. My weapon of choice is reason and facts, rhetoric and the written and spoken word. But the rules of engagement were changed and not by me. I can't out-reason someone who thinks that my opinion is an act of violence and hits me with a brick in response to a political statement. We need to start treating antifa as the Commie scum they are. A good place to start is this post from Mountain Guerrilla:  Developing an Effective Pre-Disposition for Violence

I wish this was not where we were, I wish we lived in a civilized nation but we don't.

Again, I am not advocating for preemptive violence, I am simply preaching preparation for self-defense.

Polish anti-communist soldier Rafał Gan-Ganowicz was once asked what it was like to kill a man and he famously said in response:

"Nie wiem jak to jest zabić człowieka. Zabijałem tylko komunistów." which roughly translated is:

"I do not know what it's like to kill a man. I only killed communists."

As a fellow Pole, I approve of this message. It might be made up but I still approve.

We didn't start this but it will be up to us to finish it.