Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A Blood Soaked Memorial Day Weekend

The fellas were busy over the long Memorial Day weekend, as is so often the case when the weather is nice and decent human beings are enjoying the extra time off. 

According to the Washington Post, this Memorial Day weekend saw at least a dozen mass shootings. Notice they try to link these with Uvalde to keep your mind on the elementary school children instead of black guys shooting each other.

According to the Gun Violence Archive the number of mass shootings from Friday through Monday was even higher, 17 for the weekend (2 Friday, 5 Saturday, 7 Sunday and 3 Monday). Seven mass shootings across the country on a Sunday? The summer of joy is upon us! 

Speaking of the Windy City under the leadership of Mayor Beetlejuice, how did the weekend go? 

55 shot this weekend in Chicongo. On the one hand that is quite a bit worse than last year when only 42 people were shot but it pales in comparison to 2020 when 94 people were shot, 30 freaking murdered in a single long weekend. 

Perhaps things were better in the City of Brotherly Love. What say you Philadelphia?

Philadelphia actually beat Chicago for murders but I think ChiTown had more total shootings. Maybe the fellas in Philadelphia are just better shots?

It isn't just the murders, but also the delightful car-jackings that make Philadelphia such a garden spot.

On pace for 1,400 carjackings. Those are Chicago levels, the Windy City seeing 554 jackings this year so far and a little over 1,800 last year and 1,400 the year before that. Over 3,000 carjackings in just two year or just over 4 every single day in one city. 

It is all over the place. In Baltimore....

In Charleston....

Even towns you might not have ever heard of....

That one apparently was White bikers, sounds like a scene out of Sons Of Anarchy.

What a way to kick off the summer shooting season!

The Future Of "Education"

Sneak preview: it isn't good.

America once was the land of innovation. Most of the technological innovations we all take for granted came from the U.S. We dominate the list of Nobel prize laureates...

More than double the next closest nation. The list does include nonsense awards like literature and the "peace prize" but you get the idea. We invented lots of stuff.

You have to go down to number 19 on the list to find the first nation that is not majority White, Asian or Jewish, and that would be India with 12 laureates and of those a couple are Peace prizes and at least two are White guys living in India. The first African nation on the list comes in at 22 with South Africa and 11 laureates. Of the 11 South African laureates, all but three are White and the three that are black are all Peace prize winners. I took the time to check further and there have been a grand total of 17 blacks awarded a Nobel prize ever in the 121 years the Nobel prize has been awarded and of those only one, W. Arthur Lewis of St. Lucia, received a prize for economics that he shared with a White guy named Theodore Schultz. Of the other 16 blacks laureates, 4 laureates are in literature and the other 12 are "Peace" prizes including former President Barack Obama who was awarded the prize for being black and spent his presidency ordering drone strikes. 

You might also notice that we don't seem to be inventing a lot of new stuff. Mostly we improve on existing stuff. The internal combustion engine that runs most of our vehicles has been around since 1860 in various forms, it is a lot better now obviously but the principle is the same. Our phones are more and more complex but really just build on older technology. The first Blackberry came out in 1999. The internet gets faster and faster, those of us who remember the pain of downloading a song on Napster and it taking hours and hours while we can now stream multiple music platforms on demand simultaneously understand just how much faster it is but again it is the same technology, just improved upon. 

There are still new inventions of course but it certainly seems that the major focus has shifted to improving consumer technology instead of creating anything new. 

Does any reasonable person think this is going to change? 

If you are one of the optimistic few, take a gander at this story from Chicagoland:

This is the inevitable next step. Having failed to close the achievement gap between White and Asian students and black and mestizo students, now this school system will have to overtly grade differently based on race. According to the school district website, the student body at Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) is about half White, almost 20% black and 13% mestizo plus nearly 10% of mixed race.

Ten years ago the White percentage was about the same but the black percentage was over 28%. The difference in the last ten years is found in the mestizo student population going from 5.5% in 2010-2011 to over 13% in 2022-2022. According to the linked article, the achievement gap at OPRF is enormous:

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, 38 percent of OPRF sophomore students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) failed.

The OPRF failure rate was 77 percent for black students, 49 percent for Hispanics, 27 percent for Asians and 25 percent for whites.

Over three quarters of black students at this school can't pass a basic sophomore academic competency exam. What is being proposed is so mind-boggling stupid that it sounds like something from the Babylon Bee but it is not satire. Emphasis in red mine.

In an effort to equalize test scores among racial groups, OPRF will order its teachers to exclude from their grading assessments variables it says disproportionally hurt the grades of black students. They can no longer be docked for missing class, misbehaving in school or failing to turn in their assignments, according to the plan.

“Traditional grading practices perpetuate inequities and intensify the opportunity gap,” reads a slide in the PowerPoint deck outlining its rationale and goals.

It calls for what OPRF leaders describe as “competency-based grading, eliminating zeros from the grade book…encouraging and rewarding growth over time.”

If you don't turn in your assignment, that cannot be counted against you in grading? WTF?! Why would a kid do his homework or book report or whatever if it doesn't matter to your grades if you do or don't? I know I sure as hell wouldn't have completed most assignments if it didn't matter if I did or not.

There is more from the article.

Advocates for so-called "equity based" grading practices, which seek to raise the grade point averages of black students and lower scores of higher-achieving Asian, white and Hispanic ones, say new grading criteria are necessary to further school districts' mission of DEIJ, or "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice."

"By training teachers to remove the non-academic factors from their grading practices and recognize when personal biases manifest, districts can proactively signal a clear commitment toward DEIJ," said Margaret Sullivan, associate director at the Education Advisory Board, which sells consulting services to colleges and universities. 

Sullivan calls grading based on traditional classroom testing and homework performance “outdated practices” and foster "unconscious biases."

So how are you supposed to grade student performance if you can't rely on tests and assignments? Why you simply use "non-academic factors" like actually completing your assignment and instead rely on "growth" and if that fails simply use the old Family Guy color chart to determine if a student deserves a higher or lower grade.

It also sure sounds like they are going to downgrade White and Asian students to make their grades artificially lower at the same time they are inflating the grades of blacks and mestizo students. 

What kind of future employees are they creating if they deemphasize actually completing the tasks assigned to you? 

The broad they are quoting from in the paragraphs above, Margaret Sullivan of the "Education Advisory Board" is a late 20s bimbo who is maybe mildly attractive if you have 4-5 beers in you.
She graduated with her undergrad degree from Notre Dame in 2015 and then her Master of Education degree in 2017, so all of five years ago. Her extensive experience in education includes a couple of years as a "teaching fellow" for AmeriCorps, probably wiping out her student loan debt, while working on her M. Ed.  then two years as a fifth grade teacher in Catholic schools in the ritzy Arlington, Virginia diocese outside of D.C.. She went right from there to this "Education Advisory Board" where she has worked in a cubicle for almost three years.

Yep, she is clearly an expert on the issue of education after a whopping four years of teaching experience but here she is declaring that we should stop grading students based on their performance. What could possible go wrong? The article being quoted above tells the deeper story

This is all about grade inflation for black and mestizo kids so they can get into college, which is also why so many schools are moving to ditch the SAT/ACT tests. 

What this means is that in the future, White and Asian students will continue to be passed over for college admission spots, especially at elite universities, in favor of black and mestizo students who are academically unqualified. 

Overtly penalizing White and Asian students who are higher achievers and have greater intellectual potential in favor of black and mestizo students who only serve to pad the universities' " diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice" numbers and provide more non-White students for pictures in promotional materials means will accelerate the decline in our national intellectual ability, a decline already at high speed thanks to low White and Asian birthrates and mass immigration. In 2019 the Brookings Institution gleefully proclaimed the delightful news:

Less than half of US children under 15 are white, census shows

For the first time, non-Hispanic white residents now make up less than half (49.9%) of the nation’s under age 15 population, newly released 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. The new data highlight the increasing racial diversity of the nation’s overall population, for which non-Hispanic whites now comprise only slightly more than three-fifths (60.4%) of all residents. But the fact that white children under 15 have already become a minority in their age group puts an exclamation point on the fact that the nation’s diversity is percolating from the “bottom up” as the white population ages. This phenomenon, which is projected to continue, emphasizes the need for institutions that focus on children and young families to proactively accommodate the interests of more racially diverse populations, as the latter will be key players in the country’s demographic and economic future.

This is supposed to be a good thing, maybe the best thing ever, but it comes with some obvious issues like America getting rapidly dumber with each passing year while also growing increasingly violent. 

What this portends for the future is a nation that innovates less, is less intelligent and less creative. It means that our days as the innovation engine of the world are coming to a close and it would have already closed if it were not for the fact that most of the rest of the world is even less White than we are and therefore already way ahead of us in the race to the bottom of the IQ chart. We are rapidly approaching the stage where the current population will be too stupid to maintain the engineering of society that prior generations built and when that happens, chaos will follow closely behind accompanied by famine, (real) pandemics and unimaginable bloodshed. 

Holding down White and Asian students to make black and mestizo students (and of course White liberals) feel better about themselves. That is the future of our once great educational system.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Of Course They Won't Stop With "Assault Weapons"

After the convenient and not-false-flag shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, the clamor was immediate for the banning of "assault weapons". "Assault weapons" are the low hanging fruit. Every idiot on most news channels and on social media has been blathering on about "weapons of war" non-stop for over a week. Not a one of them knows what they are talking about but they are aiming their message for the middling IQ people in the middle, mostly women if we are being honest, who are receptive to the message even if it lacks any facts. Like this tweet linking to a story at The Intercept.

I assume that the Uvalde shooter was shooting a standard AR-15 chambered in 5.56mm and not something a little more exotic like an AR with a 6.5 Grendel, .350 Legend or 6.8 SPC upper that you actually can use in deer hunting. As far as I know you can't use 5.56/.223 to hunt deer in most states  but you certainly can't in my state of Indiana or in neighboring Ohio. In parts of neighboring Michigan I think you can. Also, who the hell classified white-tailed deer as "thick-skinned"? Have they ever seen a deer skin? This guy is a Cape Buffalo. He has a thick skin. A white-tail? Not so much.

It also says bring down a deer in "one shot". Well duh, a responsible sportsman wants to kill his quarry as quickly as possible. I don't want the animal I shoot, whether a deer or bird or rabbit, to suffer unnecessarily. That isn't a bad thing but on the other hand a full metal jacket 5.56mm isn't something you want to be shot with either. Finally they say he bought 375 rounds as if that is a lot. I took this myself just a minute ago, this is 380 rounds of .223/5.56mm. Not exactly an enormous stockpile.

You get the point. I am sure you also understand that they won't stop with "assault weapons". Demented idiot Biden was captured just in the last day describing 9mm firearms as "high caliber" and there is "no rational basis" to own them.

Even by his low standards this is pretty solid gibberish.

I am not sure what "high caliber" is, maybe he meant "large caliber", but regardless no one really considers 9mm a "large caliber" round anyway. He apparently has been told some fanciful tales about the mighty 9mm....

Biden called for strict gun control outside the White House after returning from a trip to a New York trauma center where doctors showed him x-rays of gunshot victims.

“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life,” Biden said. “A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.

“So the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of thinking about self-protection, hunting,” the president went on.

Question, where can I get these 9mm rounds that "blow the lung out of the body"? Asking for a friend. (The friend is me). Biden doesn't say anything that hasn't been implanted by his handlers so clearly the goal here goes way beyond "assault weapons" and include the most common handgun caliber in America. I would guess that 9mm is used in mass shootings in far more cases than an AR-15 because it is so common and 9mm handguns are easy for Africans to conceal in their baggy pants so they can shoot a fellow African at the slightest insult. Apparently we are only going to be allowed to own .22 caliber firearms, until they get around to banning those as well.

Meanwhile in Canada, world class dipshit and national embarrassment Justin Trudeau is coming after all the guns.

According to a report by CBC, Canada’s leadership has introduced new gun control legislation, which includes a national freeze on buying, selling, importing, and transferring of handguns in Canada.
You won't be able to buy a handgun, sell a handgun or even give one to someone else from what I can tell. This is the most sweeping gun control yet for Canada and it is one step removed from confiscation. He is also promising to "buy back" the "assault weapons" previously banned in the country. Will Canadians meekly go along? I am afraid they likely will.

This is the same path American elites are pushing toward, albeit slightly slower. This is why we give them not a single inch. Not one. There is no compromise that is acceptable, no common ground with wannabe rulers.

Repost: Memorial Musings

I posted this last year but it still seems relevant.

Just another long weekend, right Kneepads? 

A lot of people living in America don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. They also don't care. It is another day where they don't have to work and get to drink some beer and grill out with family. I would cautiously say most of the men who died in the various wars would be happy that people spent the day with family and friends, even if they didn't know for sure why. We spent the day mostly working, gotta make hay while the sun is shining as the saying goes.

As Memorial Day winds down, I saw something interesting from the New York Post:

A lot of that is likely historical ignorance, I doubt you could find many Americans on the street that could locate WW II on a timeline within a decade, much less give more specific dates like Pearl Harbor and D-Day. On the other hand, what exactly did we "win" in WW II?

Almost 300,000 U.S. soldiers and sailors killed in action, mostly in Europe.

As soon as the war ended, the Soviets took over half of Europe and enslaved tens of millions of people for almost 50 years.

Five years after WW II ended, we were fighting communists in Korea and then a few years later in Vietnam. Another 80,000 killed in action and millions wounded physically and emotionally. 

In the aftermath of the Allied "victory", Western Europe seems to have lost any will or desire to survive and they are slowing surrendering their freedom through mass migration, a refusal to have children and growing degeneracy. 

The United States had a few decades as the leader of the free world but within two decades of the end of the war, our culture was collapsing and at a mere 75 years after WW II we are on the verge of complete collapse and ruin. 

By the time we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of WW II in 2045, there likely won't be a West around to commemorate it.

Let me be clear that by no means is any of that to brush over the terrible things the Nazis did, or to deny the things that actually happened (as opposed to the cartoonish Hollywood villainy). My father's people in Poland and the rest of the Slavs were marked for replacement in favor of Germans as part of Generalplan Ost. There was plenty of tyranny under the Reich but there has always been and always will be bad people in the world. 

On the other hand, Hitler rose to power in no small measure because the U.S. entered the First World War and tipped the balance, and that was definitely a war we had no business fighting in. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find a war since 1812 that was waged for a legitimate U.S. national interest with the notable exception of the Pacific theater of World War II. After all the Japs actually attacked us, after we goaded them into it of course so FDR could get his pretext to declare war. We couldn't really let that go. 

I still maintain that if the boys in the landing craft on D-Day could have seen what would become of America and Europe in 2021, they would have forced the drivers of those craft to turn around. None of them would have wanted to die for what the West has become.

Maybe people are starting to wake up and realize that most of the wars we have fought have been about something other than what was best for the American people. We can honor the memory of those who nobly made the ultimate sacrifice while questioning the motivations of those who sent them to die.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Prepper Pro Tip

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Be sure to check the expiration dates on your ammo because that shit goes bad faster than gas station sushi.

This guy gets it and clearly is an authority we should listen to on gun control issues.

These are totally serious people.

Creepy Joe And Kneepads Won't Show Up To Give Speeches For This One

A news story ran on my social media feed that at first blush looked like it might gain some traction, a mass shooting in a tiny town in Oklahoma. In the wake of Uvalde and Buffalo, a mass shooting at an outdoor festival in rural Oklahoma sounded like something the media would be all over. 

But then I started to do that thing I do that gets me called racist. I started to notice some things.

First, one person was killed and seven were wounded. Huh, that crappy kill/wound ratio seems oddly familiar.

Then I did a little more noticing and saw that some guy named Skylar Buckner had been arrested. Now Skylar sounds like a White guy but then I saw a news story with a mugshot.

Same story had his full name: Skylar Dewayne Buckner. Oh things are looking clearer. 

It still seemed weird to have this happen in a little town called Taft, Oklahoma with a population of around 250. But then I noticed some more things in a related news story

Taft, founded around 1902, is one of only 13 predominantly Black towns still existing in Oklahoma. The state once was home to more than 50, more than any other state.

Now the dots are connecting. According to Wikipedia the town is a garden spot.

Cops recovered at least 40 spent casings from four different calibers so at a minimum four people were blazing away and only 8 people were hit. Nice shooting boys. 

Just another of the hundreds of mass shootings that no one pays any attention to because blacks shooting other blacks just isn't that interesting, even when the shooting happens in a little town like Taft, Oklahoma. 

Even in a small rural town in a red state like Oklahoma, get enough Africans together in one place and the guns will come out.

(Side note, already 26 people shot this weekend in Chicago and with really nice weather and the sun going down, you can be sure that number is going up)

Give Us Back Our Geekdom

That tweet got me thinking.

There was a time, not so long ago, when science fiction and fantasy were the entertainment of choice for a small group of mostly men and boys who tended to be smarter than average, also known as nerds and geeks. These books required a little deeper thinking to understand the setting, talking about concepts that were outside of our actual experience. 

As a younger kid, I was a big comic book guy. Wolverine, X-Men, G.I. Joe were among my favorites. This was in the 1970s and I consumed a fair number of comic books but what I really read a lot of were sci fi and fantasy novels. Lloyd Alexander, Piers Anthony, Tolkien, those were my companions as a kid growing up as the distant fourth and youngest child with very few other kids my age living nearby. This was before the internet and cable TV so other than Saturday morning cartoons there wasn't much mindless entertainment to fill our days.

In my middle school days Dungeons & Dragons was really taking off in society and a select few of us spent a lot of time on recess poring over the Monster Manual and the Dungeon Master's Guide while other boys played basketball. We even played some D&D in my gifted and talented classes during school as a way to encourage our creativity (and avoid actually learning anything). As my middle school years went on and something magical happened to our female classmates, reviewing the stats for a kobold suddenly seemed less interesting. Like most kids in middle and high school I adapted to my surroundings, playing sports and seeking to position myself into the "popular" circles. Still, when I got home from practice and went to bed, I was reading the same sci-fi and fantasy books. 

If I was to point to the moment when scifi/fantasy had a real renaissance, it would maybe be the end of 2001/spring of 2002. Two films stand out to me, first just before Christmas of 2001 with the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring which kicked off the three part Lord Of The Rings adaptations, and then in spring of 2002 saw Spider-Man with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, a fun and whimsical origin story for Spidey. 

We went to FotR as soon as we could, maybe even opening day, and I can still recall walking out of theater simply gobsmacked. Some years earlier I had read in Dragon magazine, the official magazine for D&D, that a film adaptation of LotR was in the works with some guy named Elijah Wood playing Frodo but I didn't think it would ever amount to anything. The story is just too complex and not flashy enough for modern audiences, me being a cynical asshole even back then. The real thunderbolt for me was the Balrog in Moria, we saw FotR in the theater and I think I spent the first minute of the scene with my mouth hanging open after the Balrog roared. When we left the theater a young couple was in front of us and the girl said something like "I don't get it", I remember wanting to punch her. 

The 2002 Spider-Man wasn't great cinema but it was fun, and that is what comic book movies are supposed to be. Dunst was at her yummiest and Maguire captured the dorky enthusiasm of Peter Parker, not to mention J.K. Simmons who was perfect as J. Jonah Jameson. 

The two films made a nice contrast based on the source material. Spider-Man is derived from a comic book where you have to convey your story in pictures and brief dialogue. Fellowship Of The Rings is a meaty, complex book that isn't something you can just casually bang out in an afternoon. 

Something weird happened. What was once dorky became mainstream, being geeky became sort of chic. When Transformers in 2007 and Iron Man in 2008  hit theaters it really started to take off. It wasn't long before superhero movies were churning out as fast as they could slap a new one together along with a string of terrible fantasy movies. Every once in a while we got a decent film, I still like the Godzilla film from 2014 and Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011. But with each passing year the films seemed to get more lavish and less interesting. Even Avatar which grossed over $2.5 billion wasn't a great film at all, it was just visually stunning. 

Hollywood found a formula that worked and that formula increasingly meant big, dumb and loud movies that took no risks. Often that formula meant taking a successful film and churning out sequel after sequel, each dumber than the last. 

The disastrous Hobbit trilogy of movies, a wanton cash grab following the success of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, is perhaps the best example of this. As soon as I heard that they were stretching what is really a very small book into three full length films, the alarm bells started going off. I was right to be skeptical, if anything I wasn't skeptical enough. I reviewed the first Hobbit movie on my old blog (The Hobbit: An Unexpectedly Mediocre Movie) and I wrote about the contrast between the LotR movies and The Hobbit:

... I guess the comparisons were inevitable but they are valid and comparing the two trilogies is like comparing a high school play with a Broadway production.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was a bold, risky production that was shot all at once before anyone knew if they would have commercial success and the result was one of the best adaptations of a beloved book that you will ever find. I left the theater after The Fellowship of the Ring bummed that I had to wait a year for The Two Towers. I couldn't wait for the movies to come out each December and bought the DVD sets as soon as I could. I can say that I have not only watched the movies over and over, I have also watched most if not all of the hours of special features.

The Hobbit has the feel of cheap exploitation; hey we made a ton of money on the LOTR movies so let’s see if we can do the same thing with The Hobbit. I was quite concerned this would be the case after all the pre-production squabbling and then when it was announced that one book, The Hobbit, would be divided up into three movies while the much larger and more detailed LOTR trilogy was also done in three movies, I was definitely not excited. In many ways The Hobbit was just like so many other attempts to make a cheap buck by exploiting a beloved book. I enjoy the old cartoon version of The Hobbit more than what I watched last night.

This is in 2013 before I suffered through the other two films. My review of the final installment was even less charitable.

All I kept thinking was: please let it be over. In the end I was rooting for Azog to just kill Thorin just to get it over with. The orcs winning the battle of the five armies and conquering Middle Earth would be a small price to pay to reach a swifter end to this cinematic disaster; an audio-visual assault on the senses, on film-making, on acting and on simple human decency.

What a travesty. It happens over and over. The first Iron Man was great fun, the second less so and then the character just got boring. The first Captain America was also good fun and the sequels went downhill immediately. The Godzilla remake in 2014 was also decent but Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 and Godzilla vs Kong in 2021 were awful. You can see it coming down the road in the impending woke Amazon series set in Middle Earth that promises to be a visual obscenity. 

The question is, why? Why did the genre that once appealed to the smart kids suddenly get so dumb? 

The Critical Drinker has part of it right, dumb people started to consume it and there are a lot more dumb people than smart people. Dumb people are easier to amuse. Flashing lights and loud noises usually will do the trick. They don't want a complicated plot or deep themes to wrestle with along with the characters. They want things to blow up and maybe some fart jokes. Nothing wrong with that in moderation but those should be occasional distractions, not the constant diet. 

The second factor is that not only are dumb people watching these flicks but there are just a lot more dumb people around. The Zman mentioned this in a Subscribestar post today:

If you meet a random sampling of a thousand people, half of them will have a below average intelligence. If we expand the range to include people in what is generally called the high normal, they about eighty percent will be average or below average. To be precise, it is 84% of the population that falls into this category. In other words, the big-brained people are a small club, relatively speaking.

The roughly eighty percent is the target audience of Hollywood. The main reason they target this audience is this audience is four times bigger than the smart fraction and they are easier to satisfy. That last bit is important. The Fast and Furious franchise is proof that it does not take much to get this audience into the theater. Hollywood knows the formula for titillating this audience.

I commented that not only are half of people of below average intelligence but the average intelligence of people has gone down precipitously in the last 50 years. In other words, a person in America of average intelligence in 2022 is considerably less intelligent than a person in America of average intelligence in 1972. 

There are a couple of reasons for this. 

One is that our "social safety net" has encouraged dysgenic breeding. Dumb people have a lot more dumb kids who survive to become adults thanks to the welfare system, and in turn those new dumb adults have lots of dumb kids of their own. Meanwhile more intelligent people have been discouraged from having children or at least putting off childbearing until much later and thereby reducing the number of children per couple. If we did the same thing in agriculture we would all have starved to death as cows produced less milk with each generation and crops had lower yields each season. In people we call it "justice" or "equity".

Another reason is simple demographics. Much to the chagrin of the people who mutter empty platitudes like "there is only one race, the human race" and reduce race to "skin color", as if the only difference between Whites, Asians and Africans is the shade of their skin, it remains a stubborn fact that different racial groups possess differing averages of intelligence. As America becomes less White, as a people we are less intelligent. This is by design, as our overlords are convinced that a nation of dumb people will be easier to control. 

Finally there is the personal technology aspect. Basically every American has been conditioned to seek after shorter attention span entertainment. Youtube pushes creators to make "shorts", brief videos to compete with the mind-draining Tik Tok. We read blurbs and tweets instead of newspaper stories. We have all of the information known to mankind at our finger tips while sitting on the can so we don't need to learn and remember anything. This happens to pretty much everyone. I had four Amish girls in my van yesterday, all around 15, and all four of them spent the entire time in the car looking at their phones. 

There isn't really a solution. I find myself rereading old science fiction and fantasy books instead of slogging through the mostly dumb new stuff. There is still decent fiction being written but most of it is trash, and especially the most popular material. The same is true for movies, older films are generally better entertainment than newer. Again there are exceptions but in general it is simply more entertaining to rewatch a movie than to sit through something just released. 

Ours is a world that has less room for the intelligent and the non-conformist, the rebel and the dissident are pariahs in a nation that idolizes idiots. I recommend doing what I have been working on, creating for myself an ark of sorts of decent films and books. We used to produce culture, one of our jobs now is to preserve that older culture for the future.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Coming Right Out And Telling Us What They Have Planned

Idiot mouthpiece John Kerry telling us the plan.

The ticking time bomb of Africa's population explosion coupled with the West encouraging overbreeding by Africans by providing them with food and medicine is going to lead to a real life The Camp Of The Saints soon down the road. Something similar will happen in Central America and both the U.S. and Europe will be swamped by a tidal wave of mouths we can't feed.

We have reached a "Bond villain explaining his entire evil plot before killing 007" levels of coming right out and saying it.

Life Is Too Short To Shoot Ugly Guns

Speaking of the NRA Annual Meeting, I was watching a video from Classic Firearms. They go every year and visit various booths so the reps can shill their new stuff. Classic Firearms has over one million subscribers on Youtube so they are a significant channel. 

Something jumped out at me. Most of the gun companies spent 3-5 minutes talking about their stuff. CZ spent almost 7 minutes with Classic and seemed to have some cool new stuff. Glock? They managed to talk to them for almost a whole minute and to say they were less than inspiring or engaged is an understatement. 

The last time the Classic people interviewed someone from Glock they didn't even get into their designated area, just talked outside of their booth and the guy only talked about Glock trivia. Nothing about their products. 

When we were at the Annual Meeting in Indy, the Glock area was huge and had a number of sales reps. All of them when we were there were clumped together talking amongst themselves instead of bothering to talk to potential customers. It was incredibly off-putting. I guess they figure that since most police departments buy Glocks and they are incredibly popular that they can just coast along, selling guns merely because of force of habit.

The whole Glock shtick irritates me. "Glock perfection", what a crock of shit. 

I don't know of many people who have their Glock with all of the OEM stuff and it is pretty common for people to replace basically everything from trigger to barrel to sights on their Glocks. At that point is it even really a Glock anymore? 

Don't get me wrong, Glock makes a perfectly serviceable firearm. They are reasonably reliable and accurate and of course have a zillion accessories because they are so ubiquitous. But this ain't the 1980s. My dad always would say "revolvers don't jam" as his rationale for why he didn't own semi-auto handguns and there was a time when semi-autos were more prone to jamming but today? A semi-auto from a reputable manufacturer that you take the most basic of care for just isn't going to jam. In other words, there are lots and lots of options when it comes to handguns that are functional, reliable and accurate. 

For me, Glock's are the Honda Civic of firearms. They might be functional and reliable but no one is excited about getting a Civic. 

For example, the Glock 19 is one of the, if not the, most popular handgun in America. It is relatively compact and has a 15 round standard magazine. The Gen 3 model looks like this....

It probably looks familiar because every single Glock looks basically like that. Some are bigger, some are smaller but they are all essentially the same thing. An ugly hunk of plastic with an ugly slide. It has all the charm and class of a cinder block. As I saw someone comment elsewhere on social media it is dependable and rarely fails but you can say the same thing about a steel bucket.

On the other hand, here is the CZ 75D PCR.

As I mentioned in a prior post, I own one and love it. The dimensions are similar.

The Glock 19 is 7.36" long, 1.26" wide and 5.04" high. It weighs 23.63 ounces empty.

The CZ 75D PCR is 7.24" long, 1.38" wide and 5.03" high. It weighs 27.05 ounces empty, due to the aluminum frame versus the Glock polymer frame.

So about the same size and slightly heavier (4 oz). 

For my money, the Glock is ugly and utilitarian. The CZ is aesthetically pleasing with style and class. Sure some people don't like hammer guns but I do and even if you don't like the CZ's style there are a ton of other striker fire polymer handguns out there that are just as functional and reliable as the Glock 19 without being so damn ugly. The Sig P320 Nitron Compact or the new Springfield Hellcat Pro or....well just know that there are lots of guns that do the same thing as the Glock 19.

This is just a personal rant, get whatever you like and learn to shoot it well. Imma just saying that life is too short to shoot ugly guns.

Honest Question (Not Really)

The NRA Annual meeting is this weekend in Texas and while I have little use for the NRA, I did enjoy going to the annual meeting when it was in Indianapolis pre-pandemic. Acres upon acres of guns. Of course The Big Story out of Houston is that the NRA convention is going on right after the completely coincidental mass shooting in Texas occurred this week. A number of entertainers dropped out of scheduled events, including Larry Gatlin and Mr. Monetizing Patriotism Lee Greenwood.

According to Lee Greenwood, a man who has cashed in on White American nostalgia with his one sappy song to the tune of millions of dollars, an AR-15 just randomly killed a bunch of kids.

"The unfortunate shooting in Texas took place at a very bad time. And for me to go and play at the NRA just days after the shooting would be an endorsement. And people would then deem that as, I like this weapon. And obviously, that weapon killed kids. And I just couldn't go," he told hosts Brian Kilmeade, Pete Hegseth and Ainsley Earhardt. 

That weapon killed kids. Not the tranny fruitcake who actually pulled the trigger. What a fucking dolt.

Anyway, the convention has attracted a whole gaggle of freaks and weirdos to protest against the NRA being in Houston, having their convention this week (scheduled years in advance) and for the NRA's tepid support of the Second Amendment. The photos are what you would expect....

The homely chick holding up the "Pro-life?" sign apparently thinks that men need to fill out a 4473 and submit to a background check before depositing a load in her uterus. I would actually support such a regulation, we already have more than enough ugly and stupid people in America. 

This story from Breitbart about the protests is vintage Breitbart Normiecon....

Oh no, a White person said something mean to a black person! That makes it doubly horrible and worthy of a dedicated story. If you read Breitbart for any reason other than the luls, you are wrong and should feel bad.

That brings me to my question:

Where are these protesters the rest of the year? Why do they only show up in a safe location to scream at normal people who happen to support the NRA?

According to the Gun Violence Archive, over 140 children ages 0-11 have been killed by gunfire in America so far this year plus an additional 516 "youths" ages 12-17. 

Just in Chicago alone this year 18 minors have been murdered and another 68 wounded.

Where are the protesters standing around on the sidewalks in Chicago holding signs decrying the violence in America's poster child city for gun violence? Why are these crowds of White liberals not demanding that gangsters in Chicago and Baltimore and Philadelphia stop shooting each other and kids who happen to be standing nearby?

The answer is obvious and self-evident. You can hold signs outside of an NRA event and screech obscenities at the attendees and nothing will happen to you. If you go in the places where the vast majority of gun violence occurs? You might become a statistic yourself. Check this out from Chicago:

Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa just doing her job filming a live report about gun violence in Chicago when one of the usual suspects in gun violence walks behind her and points a gun at the cameraman. At 7 o'clock in the damn morning, homie is out getting him some coffee and waving his gat around at Asians. The first thing I thought of when I read the story was this....

That is why homely White women hold up signs outside of the NRA annual meeting instead of in places where gun violence actually occurs. When I was at the annual meeting in Indy there were thousands of people packed into the convention center, probably 80-90% of them concealed carrying and there were no reports of gun fights breaking out. Why? Because NRA members are not the people who commit crimes in America.

The statistics are probably not really available but it is a safe bet that the total number of murders committed by members of the NRA in any given year is in the single digits and quite often zero. When you look at the people attending the annual meeting, I would bet almost 100% have never been convicted of a crime in their life.

NRA members are by and large middle class, middle age or older, Normiecon White people who carry their smart phones in leather belt holders and wear New Balance tennis shoes (I also wear NB because I have exceptionally wide feet). You would be hard pressed to find a subgroup of American more law abiding than that population. Many of my friends and family growing up were/are NRA members and they were and are decent people with families, jobs and a life. People who stand around protesting an annual meeting? Likely none of the above.

The answer to the question I posed is simple: the people protesting the NRA annual meeting either don't really care about gun violence or know so little about the issue that they think that the NRA is the problem in America when it comes to gun violence. Probably more of the latter than the former because as mentioned America is full of stupid people. My assumption is that most people who are anti-gun activists have given almost no thought to the issues and simply are parroting back what they are told by people who know damn well that "universal background checks" or "high capacity magazine" bans or "red flag laws" will do nothing to stem the tide of gun violence and they simply don't care. 

The whole thing is silly enough to make me almost want to renew my NRA membership. Almost. Maybe if they get rid of Wayne LaPierre and the rest of the senior staff.....

Friday, May 27, 2022

That Sound You Hear?

Is the last bit of plausibility in the argument for only allowing the police to have guns.

The school shooting in Uvalde is quickly shifting from being about the shooter and more about the response from local cops, or more specifically the utter lack of a response. Various reports indicate that nearly an hour lapsed between the time cops were dispatched and the shooter was neutralized, and not even by the local PD but by a random Border Patrol agent who used a borrowed shotgun from the barber who was cutting his hair when he heard about the shooter.

While I am not sure what all transpired, it does seem like the cops are acting a bit guilty and defensive. When kids act that way, it is a sure sign they did something wrong. I assume the same is true here. What is worse are the pictures and accounts of parents being forcibly restrained from going in to try to stop the shooter.

It is unimaginable that while children are being murdered, adults would stay outside and especially cops. I have zero real training, shooting for fun and practice not counting as real training, but even if my own kids weren't in that building I would hope I would try to do something. 

It makes one wonder why we spend all of this money on police, giving them military equipment and delegating the authority to use lethal force when they stand around outside because they are apparently afraid to go in. Thanks to BCE for the link:

According to Texas Department of Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez....

Police initially said that the gunman barricaded himself inside the classroom and that they had trouble gaining access to the room, and one unnamed law official anonymously spoke out to say SWAT teams had to wait for a different school staff member to bring them a key to the class. 

'At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could've been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school.

'So they were able to contain that gunman inside that classroom so that he was not able to go to any other portions of the school to commit any other killings,' Lt. Olivarez said. 

Again I understand being scared but that is your fucking job. I thought it was understood that you are given these guns and that training with the expectation of putting yourself in harms way for the sake of others. There is a reason that we (used to) honor cops, soldiers and firefighters. They put their lives in jeopardy on our behalf. 

If nothing else, this should end the line of argument about civilians not needing guns because the cops are armed. More and more cops are not doing much with their guns and training. Some of it is understandable, who wants to intervene when blacks are rampaging and you could be the next Derek Chauvin for just doing your job. But in cases like this and Parkland, it seems that more cops are just running out the clock to get to their pension and have little interest in the sort of self-sacrifice we expect and assume from them.

What many of us have always known is that cops are not "first responders" in many cases. We are. If someone breaks into my home, sure we can call 911 but in the time that it takes for the sheriff to show up a lot of bad shit can happen and I for one am not interested in seeing how bad it gets before the cops show up. I am my own first responder. If my house is on fire, I will call 911 but make sure to do everything I can to get my wife and kids out even if it means losing my own life. I am not waiting for the fireman to show up to tell me what to do.

Something else to consider. Most normiecons are slavishly devoted to "Muh thin blue line" and backing up the cops no matter what. I think this might really damage that, along with crap like Waco, Ruby Ridge, the unlawful incarceration of the January 6th protesters, etc. Cops today, at least a growing percentage of them, are not the same sort of cops we think of from our youth. There are still good cops but the ratio seems to be shifting away from good cops and in favor of bad or at least mediocre cops.

Faith in law enforcement is one of the last hold-outs of institutional trust and it is high time it is abandoned. Everyone needs to understand that there are no institutions left that are not opposed to heritage Americans. NONE. The sooner people figure that out, the better. It just sucks that it took 19 little kids getting killed by a tranny for people to start to figure it out.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Speaking Of Bootlickers

Here it comes. Much of the GOP political class has quietly been waiting for a tragedy to give them cover to do what they wanted in the first place, disarming the American people. Apparently Cocaine Mitch is sending John Cornyn to be his representative in signing away our rights.

Eugene Stoner: Uber-Nazi!

Check out this gem from Twitter....

Who is this dipshit?

Just in case you forgot how stupid "journalists" are.

The ratio is something to behold and it is just climbing.

That is close to a 97% reply to like ratio. Wow. 

Anyway, I have read some stupid fucking shit online today but that one wins.

Bootlickers Of America Unite!

Whenever there is a high profile mass shooting that at least partially fits the proper profile (racially motivated, involved an "assault rifle", shooter was White or can be lightened to look White in pics, etc), the usual suspects come out of the woodwork demanding more gun control. You can assume that they have a whole file of talking points ready to send out in fundraising emails as soon as news of a new shooting breaks (unless the shooting is just black people shooting other blacks)

Liberals waiting for a juicy mass shooting

It is simple politics. The dirty secret of lobbying groups is that many of them don't want their particular issue to get better or be resolved. They depend on scaring the people on their fundraising database into continually sending more money. If the threat of gun control suddenly disappeared, the NRA would lose a ton of revenue and then how would they pay for Wayne LaPierre's suits? I assume most people working for the NRA really care about gun rights but I bet a lot don't care beyond keeping the donations flowing. The same is true for Everytown and the Brady Center or whatever they are calling themselves these days. The goal is to keep the cash flowing. This is true for most organizations from non-profits to churches. 

Someone else usually shows up when something like Buffalo and Uvalde happen: the bootlickers who claim to be /ourguys/ but then demand that we allow ourselves to be disarmed. They tend to be on social media in various gun groups and I have seen a ton of them this week. Their posts are always the same.

One, the appeal to authority and common ground:

"As a veteran..."

"As someone who owns an AR-15..."

"As someone who concealed carries...." 

And of course...

"As someone who supports the 2nd Amendment...."

This is followed by the inevitable "but" and then what they claim is common sense and reasonable.....

"Maybe 18 year olds shouldn't be able to buy AR-15s...."

"Maybe AR-15s should be regulated as NFA items...."

"Maybe waiting periods would be a small price to pay to save one child...."

These bootlickers are far more dangerous than Diane Feinstein types who openly talk about confiscation because they pretend to be just like us. I assume many of them are sock puppet accounts who pretend to be gun guys but are run by anti-2A leftists. On the other hand, many really are gun owners who are just fucking stupid. They are basically women with beard and NRA hats, driven by their emotions. 

The rest of us know how this would go. 

Step one, we go along with something like raising the age to purchase a rifle to 21 because of the children.

Step two, the new law does nothing to stem the flow of shootings, since most happen in urban areas, are committed by black men with handguns who are usually already prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Step three, a new tragedy unfolds and we get the same demands for "something" to be done. 

Step four, even stricter rules are imposed on us even though no one thinks it will actually help.

Rinse, repeat until we get to a total ban on civilian ownership of firearms.

A head-on attack is easy to see coming and rally the troops in response but the subtle undermining of our united front by a fifth column? That is really dangerous and if you are on social media and in gun groups, you need to jump on these people with both feet. 

When we lose our 2A rights, and believe me we will, it will be a combination of demographic displacement and bootlickers in our own ranks that will doom us.