Monday, September 27, 2021

Not. Serious. People.

It is good to have regular reminders of errors in judgment from your past and as I have said before, my dalliance with libertarianism is one of those errors that are pretty painfully obvious in retrospect. Case in point, a guy I follow on Twitter, Austin Petersen, said this the other day:

Austin ran for President as a capital "L" libertarian in 2016, finishing 2nd to pothead Gary Johnson and then switched gears and ran for the Republican nomination in the Senate race in Missouri in 2018, coming in a distant third. From what I can tell Austin has never had a serious job. He has a degree in musical theater from academic powerhouse Southwest Missouri State University and worked a couple of odd jobs including modeling. Otherwise he has been a failed politician or a political commentator. 

Here is more serious political theory from Austin...

Only took one tweet for him to throw down the Nazi card. Super serious thinker.

Like I have said so many times, libertarianism is very much akin to another, strangely similar, political theory in socialism as both of them only make any sense a) if you don't think about the consequences and b) don't have a clue about human nature.

Generally speaking, the medical system is not anyone's idea of a private sector industry. 

Most medical schools are at public universities where they receive an enormous amount of Federal funding and their med students are almost entirely getting some sort of Federal student assistance. You can argue about whether or not that should be the case, another dumb libertarian waste of time, but that is how it is and how it will be for as long as we have a functioning society.

Hospitals are also mostly public, at the very least ostensibly not-for-profit. They receive all sorts of preferential treatment because, and this is an important concept that gets overlooked by the hardcore libertarian, hospitals are a public good. They exist to provide a critical service to the public. A hospital is not a Nordstroms or a Pizza Hut and we don't treat them as such. We have collectively decided that a hospital providing care is more important than hospitals maximizing efficiency. It would be more efficient to let elderly people or people with chronic health issues die but that isn't what we want in our system. 

This might sound like heresy to some but....

Not everything in a functional society is best run as a free market institution with an eye on profitability. 

Even more so than things like museums and zoos, hospitals fill a critical need in our society and they are open to everyone. I haven't needed to go to the hospital for me or a family member in a long time but I sure like knowing they are there if we need them. Would they be better run in a strictly private sector setting? Who knows and it doesn't matter because that is never going to happen. Ever. How many votes would a bill to end Medicare and Medicard get in Congress? Maybe a couple in  the House, and zero in the Senate, but that sort of bill would never even get to the stage of a committee hearing because there is no political appetite from anyone to get all government intervention out of the health care system. 

When someone calls 911 and the ambulance rushes them to the emergency room, that isn't a time for an experiment in the freedom of association. Do we want ER docs to decide to not treat someone having a heart attack because they are obese or a patient with life threatening injuries due to an auto accident that was driving a little aggressively? There isn't a person alive who hasn't made thousands of small decisions during the course of their life that were not healthy. If a fat person comes in with a heart attack, the doctor is morally obligated to treat them and if a gangster comes in with multiple gunshot wounds from a drive-by carried out by a rival drug dealer, you still try to save them. 

Going a little more into the absurd, if you live in a small town and the only doctor within 50 miles also lives in that town, should he be able to refuse to treat you because he saw a Trump sign in your yard last year? Or what about a Muslim doctor who doesn't want to treat a Jew who comes into the ER?

Sometimes the free market, assuming we even have such a thing, is not the best answer but almost all the time libertarians are clowns and unserious people.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

If You Only Leave Us One Choice.... might not be the choice you think.

This guy gets it and he is a Canuck...

The fag running the Sandman Coffee account is pretty typical....

"College Educated" and "Democratic Socialist" tells you all you need to know. If he was actually educated he would know what Daniel James is saying is true. If you push us into a corner and leave us with no good options, we will likely just take a really shitty (for you) option because why not?

These people really haven't thought this through.

(not an incitement to shoot anyone)

Desperation Is Dangerous

It is generally assumed and accepted that when /ourside/ finally gets pushed too far, when the comforts that act as our self-imposed shackles no longer are enough to hold us, that we will pull the trigger, metaphorically or literally. That mindset assumes a certain restraint on the part of The Powers That Be (TPTB), a mindset of playing defense because they are scared of pushing us.

TPTB know full well what they are dealing with, and I am not talking about the public imbeciles that you see on TV. Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, Ilhan Omar? They are just tools, mere pawns who are happy to have their little power spheres while attracting all of our attention. The real powers are behind the scenes, pulling their strings.

TPTB are aware of the numbers. 

- 74 million Americans voted for Donald Trump and most of them are rightly convinced that the election was stolen. 

- There are several hundred million firearms in private hands in the U.S. 

- The 74 million people who voted for Trump have the bulk of those firearms. 

- The civilians ranks include millions of military veterans, as well as current and active duty law enforcement and military and many, probably most of those were also Trump voters. 

Add those numbers up and season with social media that allows those people to talk to each other and you have a combustible mix. They know this.

TPTB know what we are talking about online. They or their cronies are reading our comments and posts. The anger and the sense of having little left to lose is palpable. The only thing keeping things from breaking loose is the threat of jail time.

But what they also know is that most of us have too much on the line right now, we are too comfortable and content. So we mutter ominously online but keep walking the line and they keep squeezing. Sooner or later, sooner I am assuming, things are going to get bad enough for enough people that first one and then many are going to say "Fuck it" and do in real life what they talked about online. 

In 2002, a pair of Africans, an adult named John Allen Muhammad and a minor named Lee Boyd Malvo, had the nation's capital in a panic in what were known as the D.C. Beltway Shootings. They planned to murder White people and cause a panic, which they succeeded in doing. Ten people were murdered in a short span by the pair who used a shitty Bushmaster AR-15 and had minimal training. In total the pair killed 17 people and wounded 10 others. 

Two knuckleheads paralyzed the D.C. area, with people terrified to get gas for fear of being shot. This pair were serial killers you likely haven't heard of because they were black and most of their victims were White. The point being that these stooges caused a ton of damage in short order so you can only imagine what people with a modicum of training could do like some disgruntled Navy SEALs.

So TPTB know they are dealing with fire and have been measured, squeezing a little at a time to keep the people they are eradicating from getting too jumpy. 

What happens if they go a little too fast and it looks like people are going to jump the gun and push back. Hard. Then they will get desperate and this is what we know about desperate people:

Desperate men do desperate things.

Desperate powerful men? They do powerfully desperate things. 

If there is anything that makes the powerful desperate, makes them wake up at night in a cold sweat, it is the idea of no longer being powerful. That fear drives everything they do, even more so than their obsession with controlling others. Having tasted once the intoxicating nectar of power, nothing will stop them from hanging on to it.

People like us don't understand this because we have very little power at the personal level. Maybe you are a middle manager but you report up the chain of command to someone else and of course lawyers and the harpies in HR are always there to second guess you. Being a parent means having some control over your children but that starts to evaporate as soon as a baby figures out that if she cries you will pick her up and it only goes downhill from there. 

But to those with power, it defines their existence. People with a little power, like the aforementioned HR harridan or the clerk at the DMV who capriciously decides if you get your license plate today or not, have a little taste of it but people with real power? It is a drug and they need a constant fix. Drug addicts are willing to do unthinkable things to get the next fix, things that normies who have lived sheltered lives can't even imagine doing but the stories of people who were decent, upright folks getting hooked are as common as lobbyists on Capitol Hill. 

There are ample historical examples of pre-emptive actions taken by desperate, powerful people. The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor or Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union by the Third Reich. Perhaps a sunny day in September. 

My point is this. Be careful to avoid letting your mind get into a box. There are two sides at least in this Cold War and it isn't just /ourside/ that is waiting for the green light. If it looks to TPTB like we are in danger of slipping the leash, don't think for a second that they would hesitate to start first. What keeps them from doing anything too overt right now is that most of us are content to watch things come apart for now. If it looks like the pot might boil over? Who knows what kind of storm they would unleash. Desperate times. 

The signs of the times are not just for us to watch for the green light, they are also to watch for the point where TPTB decide they can't do things incrementally anymore and fire up the trains to the gulag. Better for you if you see it coming because if it happens you won't have much time to prepare.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tribe Über Alles

Black Pigeon speaks about the unspeakable....

He makes a lot of interesting points, first and foremost in my mind that a culture of individual meritocracy can only exist in a nation of shared tribal identity. When you are in a multicultural society all of the primary struggles involve conflict between tribes and leave little room for individualism.

Not to defend millennials but I think BPS does them a slight disservice by chalking up their embrace of socialism, communism and fascism to strictly historical ignorance. While their historical ignorance is glaringly obvious, one has to recognize that for that generation the general lie of the idea of "free market capitalism" has been most striking. They have seen it fail and they can perhaps be forgiven for not realizing that the failure of the free market that they observe is the result of the market being anything but free. Little wonder that in the midst of a rigged system where many of them feel hopeless to achieve what older generations took for granted that they are looking for something, anything else. There is something to be said for this, although socialism/communism are not the answer, having been tried and having failed disastrously. 

Tribal identity is the single survival mechanism for the future. An egalitarian fantasy will not end in survival. Without turning to the most fundamental unifier, our blood, there is little hope for making it through the fire that is coming. 

This Is Great

It was recently announced that soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines would be required to get the "vaccine" and as a "legitimate order", refusing to comply could mean a dishonorable discharge. It has turned into the latest political flashpoint over coronavirus and the vaccine mandates with Republicans attempting to legislatively block the military from issuing a DD for service members who refuse the jab. Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas said:

“As a physician and veteran who is confident that the vaccine has saved countless lives, I believe vaccinating our servicemembers against COVID-19 is an important effort; however, whether or not to receive the vaccine should be a personal choice between an individual and their doctor,” Marshall said. “Servicemembers who refuse to get vaccinated, and are subsequently separated from the service, should not receive anything other than an honorable discharge. There is no question about it: American heroes should not be treated as felons because of their personal medical choices.”

That won't stop them from doing it but at least the GOP is putting up a fight, which they are reliable for when it is a fight they know they won't win.

Then a few days ago I started to hear rumors that one group of the military was refusing in significant numbers and not just any group. The segment refusing were the Navy SEALS

That mandate, though, leaves many U.S. troops facing a tough personal decision. Just the News reported this week that hundreds of Navy SEALs have been told they will not be deployed if they don't receive the vaccine and will no longer be able to serve as a Navy SEAL.

“We generally have about 2,500 Navy SEALs,” said Robert O’Neill, a former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama Bin Laden in Operation Neptune Spear. “It takes time to get to certain levels. Hundreds are leaving because of nonsense.”

Hundreds of SEALS getting pissed and quitting? 

The SEALS are one of the most lethal groups in the military. When you read about their history and the fact that they were chosen to allegedly take out Osama bin Laden, it paints a picture of people you don't want pissed off at you.

The U.S. Navy SEALs were established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a small, elite maritime military force to conduct Unconventional Warfare. They carry out the types of clandestine, small-unit, high-impact missions that large forces with high-profile platforms (such as ships, tanks, jets and submarines) cannot. SEALs also conduct essential on-the-ground Special Reconnaissance of critical targets for imminent strikes by larger conventional forces.

Or as Big Country Expat describes them:

Well, actually, the few SEALs I've interacted with?  On a good day they tend to be the sleepy-eyed bored looking dude at the back of the room, who's usually calculating how much effort it'll take to kill every one in the aforementioned room.  So, yeah, it'll be calm and measured.  But NOT in the way I think these idiots think it'll happen.  Just short of locking the SEALs up, we're talking for real no-shit trained unmerciful killers.  


A lot of ConservaCucks are upset about this because they love anything military and a significant loss of special operations guys would be bad for the military. Me? I think it is great for two reasons:

One, at some point I assume the U.S. military will be turned loose on us and the less lethal that fighting force, the better. I would rather face some soft tranny who joined to get his cock lopped off for free than some borderline insane killer SEAL.

Two, these guys are going to be bitter and angry at the government that forced them out after they spent a lifetime getting into the SEALS. 

SEALS have the sort of training that should give the powers that be nightmares, because they know all the tricks and how to work around them. Clandestine, small unit, unconventional warfare is exactly what would be waged and a few hundred SEALS with a grudge are way more dangerous than a thousand guys like me with lots of cool gear but little in the way of formal training. 

Please, I am begging you, keep driving the stoner cold killers out of the military, turn them against the government and replace them with swishy fags. What could possibly go wrong?

Friday, September 24, 2021

Jabbity Jab Jab

Got the Covid jab times two plus the booster? Not good enough say the good folks at Notre Dame:

 All students at the University of Notre Dame will be required to get a flu shot this fall.

According to the Observer, students received an email about the decision on Wednesday, saying it’s an effort to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses on campus.

To help students get the flu vaccine, the campus will hold two flu blitzes next month.

If students get the shot off campus, they will have to provide proof to the University by November 1 or face a hold on their class registration for the next semester.

The school says religious or medical exemptions can be requested.

Who could have imagined that once the wannabe tyrants got the greenlight to force you to take one shot that they would decide to keep jabbing you over and over again, just because they can?

The average college student is 18-22 years old. In other words the age category that you are least vulnerable to serious complications from Covid or the flu. But hey, let's jab them with an unlimited number of needles and inject them with all sorts of random fluids, and of course that won't backfire or anything.

They are hellbent on creating a whole population that has been jabbed so many times their natural immunity is shot making them completely dependent on a non-stop series of "boosters" to stay alive. 

The Foreign Mission Hustle

I was thinking more about this absolute idiocy from Gary DeMar reagrding the Haitian "refugees"....

Word this morning is that the Biden regime is turning these people loose in the middle of the night to the tune of thousands and thousands of Haitians coming soon to a neighborhood near you. None of them will be shacking up at Gary DeMar's house.

There are lots of things I despise about organized religion but the foreign missions hustle is near the top of my list. If you are easily offended when it comes to your religion, you might want to stop reading here. Also if you feel compelled to proselytize for your flavor of religion, skip it. I have spent the better part of 25 years deeply steeped in a variety of religious traditions and I know all the arguments and reject them completely. Save your cyber-breath. 

Spend any time in a church of almost any flavor and you will invariably run into missionaries to foreign nations who are back home begging for money on furlough. The scene is the same. They show up on a Sunday, often with a little table set up in the hallway with trinkets from whatever shithole they are doing mission work in. They do a presentation with a slide show complete with pictures of the missionary family smiling next to some impoverished black or brown children. At the end there is often passing of the plate for a "love offering" and some inspirational message from the pastor. Maybe they sing a song or something. 

It is a dog-and-pony show but it is necessary to keep the monthly checks coming. People are less likely to vote to keep sending monthly checks to people they never see or hear from, so you show up every once in a while and send letters or emails to be read from the pulpit so your donors feel they are getting a return on their investment. 

What no one seems to ever ask, because doing so would be frowned upon as "missing the point", is whether what these missionaries are doing is really working. The point is supposed to be to "make disciples", in other word converting people to Christianity. That is the gist of the Great Commission. 

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:18-20 KJV)

Making new disciples, baptizing them and teaching them to be Christians. That is the name of the game. How much of that is happening? I suspect very little, at least very little that comes via American missionaries. In reality I don't think that is what the whole mission work thing is really about anyway, basing these comments again on decades of thinking about and studying this very question.

Mission work is really more about strengthening the resolve of current members than making converts. Short term mission trips to places like Guatemala are very popular in evangelical churches. They are tightly controlled and very safe, more safe than going to Detroit, so you feel OK about sending your teen daughter to a lawless place. They don't do anything while they are there, when I was in Haiti we mostly just played with the "orphans", many of whom were not really orphans but had been dumped at the orphanage so the dumb White people would provide them food and shelter and school. The group that sponsored my "mission trip" to Haiti, The Hope Community Project, has since stopped doing orphan care and focuses instead on orphan prevention because of this:

I used to know these folks very well, great people, and I am sure that what they are doing now, while far more effective, is a harder sell. People love to donate to orphanages and don't care much about whether the orphans are really without parents or not because the little thrill of "doing something" is all they care about.

An even better example are the young men sent on Mormon missions. They live very sparse, spartan lives cut off for the most part from friends and family. They go out many days of the week to knock on doors and if they are lucky get a polite decline. Either you convince yourself that what you are doing is worthwhile or you quit and go home. The goal, in my opinion as someone with some experience, is less about making converts and more about making Mormons who are more committed in their faith. 

Back to my main point. Gary DeMar is all excited about all of these "unreached" people coming right to Texas so churches in Texas can proselytize them. The thing he seems to not understand, and that most Christians don't understand, is that you don't need to bring Haitians to Texas so you have some people to evangelize because there are already plenty here. 

It is a well known fact that religious adherence is plummeting in the U.S. According to Gallup in 2018, only half of Americans were members of an organized religious body: U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Past Two Decades

That percentage has dropped precipitously as the social cost of not being a member of a religious body has evaporated:

On average, 69% of U.S. adults were members of a church in 1998-2000, compared with 52% in 2016-2018.

That is huge but it also corresponds with the widespread realization that the Catholic church had covered up child sex abuse for decades, something I am confident has led to lots of Catholics no longer attending Mass. 

As anyone with a little inside knowledge knows, the church membership rolls have little to do with reality. Many churches leave people as members years after the person moved or just stopped coming to church. I would estimate that many churches have twice as many members as they have regular observant attendees. 

So what?

Here is the so what. There are upwards of 350 million people in the United States. If you are being super generous, less than half of those are even mildly culture Christians and fewer still are really devout, attend regular services and have even an elementary understanding of their faith. Realistically I would guess that at best 1/3 of Americans are actual Christians, with the rest having some very tenuous relationship to Christianity or being part of one of the various non-Christian religions and sects that are part of the landscape. 

Add in the 38 million Canadians just across the largest undefended border in the world who share a common language and (sort of) culture in a nation where religious observation is if anything even more hit-and-miss and you have even more people who "need Jesus". That would give us a number of "unreached people" in the U.S. and Canada of maybe....


A quarter of a billion people. 

Hey Gary, you don't need a couple thousand Haitians to proselytize, there are a quarter billion of them right in your own backyard. 

Instead of a church of a 100 faithful members sending a few thousand dollars to foreign missionaries in Ghana or Bangladesh, why don't those 100 members just evangelize their own neighbors? Even in the "Bible Belt" there is a high percentage of people who are "lost", much more so in places like New England and the Pacific Northwest, and there are millions of American Christians already in the U.S. who could reach them. Why isn't that the focus instead of tossing money at foreign missionaries?

Because most American Christians don't want to be bothered. 

That sounds harsh but it is true, even for clergy. 

American institutional organized religion, rhetoric aside, is almost entirely focused on keeping existing members rather than growing the flock. Save me the "well my church", I am talking about the Christian church as a whole. The percentage of Christians who never share their faith is enormous. This is something I have spent years writing about. The professionalization of the clerical class allows the average Christian to subcontract the work of ministry that is supposed to be equally their task to a professional minister. We pay your salary so you can go minister to people, and so we don't have to but what that mostly means is "give us a sermon on Sunday and visit us when we are in the hospital, marry and bury as needed". 

See, a lot of Christians think that putting money in the offering plate and voting to support foreign missionaries is somehow them fulfilling the Great Commission. They would never admit that of course but their actions show it to be true. I know that when called myself a Christian that applied 100% to me and to almost everyone around me.

So Gary DeMar can go STFU and get out pounding the pavement in Atlanta where there are millions of "lost" people. The Christian church doesn't need to import people needing Jesus, there are plenty right here and right now. The simple truth is that most of his people don't want to be bothered and would rather just pay someone else to do it for them, preferably out of sight.