Saturday, December 3, 2016
Interviewer: “How did you prepare for your role as a doctor at a hospital in war torn Iraq?”
Movie star: “I went to a hospital in war torn Iraq and observed the doctors there in their war torn Iraqi doctor habitat.”
Political correctness not only requires you to wield a two-edged sword, it also insists that you inevitably fall upon it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
'We believe colonialism and imperialism are bad. And we will not rest until every nation on earth agrees with us.
We reject all notions of categorical superiority, such as class, race or gender. And people who believe otherwise are dumb, ignorant and uneducated!
We object to religious indoctrination because it takes up time that should be used for state mandated LGBTQ lessons.
We believe all people are equal and so we work tirelessly, day and night, -decade after decade -trying to get them to understand this.
We believe in gender equality and so we will not stop until government regulated state-agencies enact policies and protocols that will make all women feel safe, secure and equal to the status of men in a socially and culturally oppressive patriarchal system.
We must boycott businesses and business owners that do not support gay marriage, because singling out people or institutions is discrimination.
We object to Nationalism because it has often been used to attack nations!
We believe that race should never be a consideration in employment or housing so we must legislatively enforce race quotas.
We believe that belief systems are a stumbling block towards progress.
We denounce and reject gentrification and segregation, because all humans are legal and should be allowed to move and live where and how they choose.
We believe in marriage equality, so we fight to empower the government to the status of autonomous ultimate moral arbiter of the totality of all life!
We must reject constructs such as 'Us vs. Them', lest the rubes drag us down to their level.
If there is one thing we hate, it’s hate.
If there is one thing we must not tolerate, it’s intolerance.
We propose a new humanitarian award to be given to those individuals who’ve worked hardest to end all distinctions.
In conclusion, we believe that progress, by definition, should never end'.
Thank you, and good night.
Future Universal Betterment And Reeducation Society
Friday, November 25, 2016
Where do democratic governments come from?
I mean, what people ever voted to create one? The act of voting is democratic, so to even vote is to already act as a democracy.
And you can’t vote to leave a democracy as that is still democratic!
Can a person or group just ignore a democratic government or declare autonomy? Some try and they either end up in prison or surrounded by federal agents in a "compound".
So, again, what is the genesis of democratic governments? Not the political system or ideology, but the actual, legal, State system?
Once more, "the people" can't vote to create a democracy as to vote on it is to already be a democracy.
There is a rather large, unspoken and unacknowledged, presuppositional elephant in the room here.
You can't vote to choose to start to vote. That's chicken and the egg level paradox.
Somebody, somewhere, has to say, 'this is now a democracy'.
This would mean that every democracy must then be born, and sustained ,via an act of despotism.
Irony, or the revelation of a big old, merchant-class perpetuated, con?
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Two lessons here.
Spencergate I, for those who don’t know, is when Richard Spencer unceremoniously shut down the original Alternative Right website and then re-launched as Radix. This came as a shock not only to that site’s readers but also to its co-founders, editors and contributors. Confusion and anger followed.
As I've pointed out here numerous time over the past 6 or 7 years, Spencer was throwing everything against the wall at the original Alt-Right blog to see what would stick. That site featured contributions from jewish professors, “native-american scholars”, jewish “transhumanist” goofballs, a gay “men’s movement” author, christian apologists and even a neo-pagan in a wizard's robe.
The great irony of Spencergate II is that Spencer, and his ilk (and many of his fans), have spent years mocking and denigrating White Nationalists. They mock, and use as satire, the 14 words, Stormfront, VNN and the entire, ORGANIC, infrastructure of the pro-White movement as it evolved over the past 50 years.
Spencer’s conference featured, prominently, non-Whites as speakers and special guests. You see, the Spencerites are not at all like those stupid “race war now” idiot WN’s.
So Spencer, whoring it up for the corporate media he insists on wooing, and surrounded by jews and an asian porn star, attempted to use his conference as satire to mock those dumb old White Nationalists.
And BAM, he ended up getting tarred and feathered with his own hippster irony shtick.
Lesson: The current system is explicitly anti-White. In fact, the destruction of the White race is the sole purpose of the current prevailing system.
Pandering to it, or attempting to ingratiate yourself into it is more than a tad bit irrational. Go that route and you will get what you deserve.
Notice all of the old lady shrieking from the “other” Alt-Right.
All those who felt the need to come out and distance themselves from “the incident” (and this includes Trump) just healed the fatal wound the corporate media had inflicted upon itself during the election cycle.
The corporate media had lost all credibility, but now the “other alt-right” are doing everything in their power to re-strengthen it.
You see, there was no controversy. Nothing shocking or offensive happened. The corporate media claimed it was a controversy. But it wasn’t. No one else cares. Most people are too worried about BLM mobs burning down cities, cops being assassinated in broad daylight, muslim terrorists being imported into their towns or 50 mexican gangbangers moving into the house next door.
But out came the shameless self-promoters to agree to the corporate media’s narrative and “distance themselves” from the corporate media’s proclaimed controversy.
These people love they system. They desperately want to be a part of it. So they will not only stab others in the back to get a seat at the table, they will trample their own wives, mothers and kids underfoot to save their own ass -or to just get a pat on the head by CNN.
Lesson: The corporate media draws its power from people agreeing to it’s self-proclaimed authority to declare and define good & bad.
By reacting to the corporate media’s cues you grant it the status of Godhood.
Monday, November 21, 2016
You want to choose the President via a popular vote?
Okay. So be it. Let’s open that Pandora’s box.
But we will also put other things to the popular vote.
We will put abortion to the popular vote.
We will put gay marriage to the popular vote.
We will put affirmative action to the popular vote.
We will put “hate-crimes” legislation to the popular vote.
We will put anti-discrimination laws to the popular vote.
We will put sanctuary cities to the popular vote.
We will put welfare to the popular vote.
And they will all be overturned and/or outlawed.
See how that works?
Are you even capable of seeing what a tangled web you’ve weaved?
So go ahead, dear progressives. Make your move. Just know that you are fighting against nature and history and thus every move and counter-move you make simply hastens the demise of your own project.
The winds have shifted.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
What we’re seeing play out with the rise of Alternative Media is very much akin to the Protestant Reformation. Relevant, as 2017 will be the 500 year anniversary of that movement.
During the Dark Ages the Roman Catholic church had claimed for itself the role of sole interpreter and ambassador of divine revelation, aka “TRUTH” or “The Narrative”.
But technology (divinely?) intervened!
That darn printing press came along and the rise of literacy gave the rubes direct access to the bible and theological texts, presentations and arguments.
Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door, and the rest is history.
Today we see the Corporate Media (CNN, FOX, New York Times, Etc,) has anointed itself to the exact same role the Catholic Church gave itself in the Middle-Ages.
But that darn Internet came along and gave the rubes direct access to information from around the world.
So, much like their predecessor, the Roman Catholic Church, the Corporate Media is attempting to excommunicate those darn heretics who acquire information on their own.
“Outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation.”
“Outside of Corporate Media there is no truth.”
Same shit, different century.
But just as the first Reformation was unstoppable, so too is the current one.
This is, sort of, an opposing view for this blog’s usual atheistic outlook.
This alternate take on religion was taken from an exchange I had with a friend about God and religion. The context is too elaborate to get into here, but it had to do with the social and psychological aspects of faith and religion.
Their bottom line was, essentially, don’t over intellectualize religious faith, as it is ultimately a natural and organic reflex on the part of human experience. Take the time pay the almighty his due respects, even if you don’t like it, and then get on with your week.
EDIT: I didn't do a great job of presenting their case below. Maybe it's just my personal bias in regards to the "supernatural". I went back and underlined the key aspect of their argument below. It was more involved than that (again, I thumb-nailed it) but you get the point.
God Is Like Grandpa & Grandma...
Ideally, you talk to them a few times a week on the phone.
Ideally, you visit them at least once a week.
When the SHTF you immediately turn to them for help and a shoulder to cry on.
No matter how ancient they seem, you’re occasionally surprised at how tough, agile and competent they are when it’s most needed.
You recall their wisdom throughout your life....even though you thought you had ignored them at the time.
You condescend to their knowledge when things are great, but cry out for their council when ill winds blow.
As a child, you looked upon them like a mighty king and queen, before whom even dad and mom seemed to bow in reverence and awe. That impression returns tenfold the older you get and the more life throws at you.
You can extract further from there. And there are obvious implications about cultural preservation, traditions and societal harmony. That was also a natural part of our discussion.
It’s interesting just as a reminder to pay your dues to the elderly as you will, if you are lucky enough, be one of them, sooner than you would like to imagine.
And there is, I’ll admit, a certain logic in the “going through the motions” approach to religion or, more specifically, “God”. After all, this is how you achieve a healthy personal lifestyle (diet, exercise, hygiene, work ethic, being dependable to friends and family, etc). There are numerous temporal and material rewards in life by, daily, “going through the motions”.
In that context, freethinkers and trend-buckers tend to end up homeless, in prison or facing serious illness without medical insurance or a family infrastructure for support.
This is the opposite of the whole “personal Jesus” idea, in which you have a “personal relationship” with God and spend countless hours in exploratory prayer and going through the bible like a lawyer over a contract.
Instead, give the King his due honor and rights in the recognition that you are one of numerous peasants in the kingdom and he is the King.
In taking a knee to God regularly you are more quickly going to come to understand that you aren't God. Humility and the true understanding of just how fragile and temporary you are, go a long way in having a more peaceful and harmonious life,both for yourself and those around you.
You can grumble about him or resent his rule, but once a week, take a knee, pledge your loyalty and declare, “long live the king”. Then get on with your day-to-day activities. Simple as that. You may bite your tongue while you’re doing it, but the act itself is more manifesting of the true spirit and purpose of faith in God than 10,000 bible studies.
Actions speak louder than words.
Love your family. Pay your taxes. Honor the King. Call Grandma. Brush your teeth. Just simple, basic, functioning. The rewards are strictly material, physically and psychologically, in the it's better to give than to get approach to interaction with the world. That there might be an added post-life reward would be akin to an unexpected Christmas bonus.
I’m not saying I buy it, but it is, to me, a far better presentation of the functional idea and purpose of faith in a god than most apologists give. And that includes Lewis and Chesterton.