Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Gender Insanity is Insane

We have been subjected to an ever changing list of genders over the past few years. 

No longer are we simply male or female.  We now have an expansive list of genders at which we can marvel.  Containing neither Male nor Female, it purports to be the complete list of genders. 

Disclaimer:  Written by William Larsson aka @YoongisScalp, I think this is list is serious.  I can't really tell however, since the contents of the list of genders is completely and obviously bat-shit insane it might be a joke

So normally, I would construct a detailed and persuasive argument for why this gender studies stuff is bananas.  But in this case, I will simply let the gender people speak for themselves. Behold!:

Adamasgender- A gender which refuses to be categorized.
Adeptogender– When your gender identity was obtained through your realization of your kinself. as in your kin realization spurred your gender realization. (note: the gender and kin type do not necessarily have to correlate with each other)
Aerogender– See evaisgender.
Aesthetgender– A gender derived from an aesthetic, also known as videgender.
Aethergender–  A gender that feels very wide, commanding, breathtaking and powerful.
Affectugender– A gender affected by mood swings.
Agender– Having no gender or a lack of gender identity
Agenderfluid– See cancegender.
Agenderflux– See librafluid.
Alexigender– Gender identity which is fluid between more than one gender, but the individual cannot tell what those genders are.
Aliusgender– A gender which is removed from common gender descriptors and guidelines.
Ambigender– A feeling of two genders simultaneously, but without fluidity/shifting. May be used synonymously in some cases with bigender.
Amaregender- A gender that changes depending on who you're in love with.
Ambonec– Identifying as both man and woman, yet neither at the same time.
Amicagender– A gender that changes depending on which friend you're with at the moment.
Amogender– See flirtgender.
Amorgender– When your gender changes whilst in the presence of an individual to whom you have developed a deep connection for. This could be a romantic attraction, platonic connection, a spiritual affinity or anything similar.
Androgyne– Feeling in between, or a combination of, man and woman (or boy and girl).
Anesigender– Physically feeling like a certain gender but feeling more comfortable identifying as another.
Angeligender– A gender found only among angels, that is hard to describe to non-angels. For godkin and angelkin only.
Angenital–  A desire to be without primary sexual characteristics, without necessarily being genderless.
Anogender– A gender which fades in and out, but always comes back feeling the same.
Anongender– A gender that is unknown to both yourself and others.
Antegender– A protean gender which has the potential to be anything, but is formless and motionless, and, therefore, does not manifest as any particular gender.
Antigender– A gender which can only be described as the opposite of another gender, eg. an antiboy being the opposite of a boy. Also known as ungender.
Anxiegender– A gender affected by anxiety.
Anvisgender– See apagender.
Apagender– A feeling of apathy toward one's gender that causes one to have no desire to look further into it. Also known as lethargender, inersgender and anvisgender.
Apconsugender– A gender in which you know what it isn't, but not what it is, sort of like the gender is hiding itself from you.
Apogender– A subset of agender in which you feel not only genderless, but entirely removed from the concept of gender.
Apollogender– When you have around 9 (can be anywhere from 6 to 10) different distinct feelings of gender that have combined into one big gender identity.
Aporagender– A gender separate from man/boy, woman/girl, and anything in between while still having a gendered feeling.
Aptugender– A gender which feels fitted and secured.
Aquarigender– A gender which is fluid between infinite feelings. Sometimes, these feelings may be close to an existing term, and sometimes they are indescribable or abstract. Also known as genderflow.
Archaigender– A gender that is ancient/old and big, and can either only be described with those words, or is correlated to them.
Arifluid– See arigender.
Arigender– Switching between nonbinary genders while feeling particularly associated with one feeling. Also known as arifluid.
Arithmagender– A numerical gender. it can range from any number/s, positive, negative, decimals, fractions, etc.
Argogender– A subset of genderfluid wherein the changes between one's separate genders or the parts of one's gender happen gradually, or a gender that is defined by its slowness.
Astergender– A gender that feels bright and celestial.
Astralgender– A gender that feels connected to space.
Atmosgender–  Having a gender which is present, but unable to be grasped or firmly defined.
Autigender- A gender which can only be understood in the context of being autistic.
Autogender– A gender experience that feels deeply personal to one's self.

Axigender– When a person experiences two genders that sit on opposite ends of an axis, one being agender and the other being any other gender; these genders are experienced one at a time with no overlapping and with very short transition time
These are just the A's.  Yes.  There are 26 more letters of this nonsense. 
A quick read of this list exposes this gender nonsense as the insane ravings of the demented. 
Here are a few of my favorites from later in this alphabet soup of insanity:
Canisgender– A small, doglike gender
Circgender– A gender that feels so magical and grand as to be indescribable.
Ekragender– A gender one has blown up into a million pieces or destroyed via detonation. Also describes those who wish they could do so.
Glassgender– A gender that is very sensitive and fragile.
Jupitergender– A gender that is so large and present, one is not quite sure what it is because it's too big to see clearly, but it is definitely there and one knows that they're definitely not cis

The Jupitergender refers to cis gender, which is the state of identifying with your biological sex.  A gender which is notably absent from the 'complete list of genders'. 
This nonsense is taken seriously by far too many people.  It is now becoming a crime in some states and cities to use the wrong pronoun when addressing someone, ie, misgendering someone.  
Given the completely over the top craziness of the genderfluid crowd, it should be a blast guessing which pronoun sends you to jail and which one makes you an ally.  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Rap Music is Cultural Poison

Music is an important repository of culture.  It is a window into the soul of a culture, and a way to understand the values and priorities of that people.  Music can illustrate what is perceived to be good and evil, what is beautiful and ugly, and what behaviors are admirable and deplored. 
Hip Hop, or Rap, or whatever the music of the Urban landscape is called these days, reflects and transmits the urban culture across people, places, and time. The music of this sub-culture is very popular, and spreading across our national culture at a rapid pace.   Rap stars are cultural icons and rap is leaking into more mainstream culture.  This makes it worth reviewing.
Rap is rampant with misogyny, drugs, violence, and anti-social values.   The lyrics and the videos depict a hyper-violent world in which money is earned through drug dealing, prostitution and gang activity.  Women are objects to be used, and the police are enemies to be fear, or worse, demons to be exorcised. 
Let’s take a look at a popular rap song from 2016 and compare it to another song from a different genre that is also popular among another sub-culture, the rural poor.  Country music is the equivalent of rap for the rural poor, and it is enlightening to look at some popular songs to understand the message and the values that are reflected.
The second most popular Rap song of 2016 was Bad and Boujee.  The full lyrics are here, and the song begins:
Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox (cookie)
Fuckin' on your bitch she a thot, thot, thot (thot)
Cookin' up dope in the crockpot (pot)
We came from nothin' to somethin' nigga (hey)
I don't trust nobody grip the trigger (nobody)
Call up the gang, and they come and get you (gang)
Cry me a river, give you a tissue (hey)
My bitch is bad and boujee (bad)
Cookin' up dope with a Uzi (blaow)
My niggas is savage, ruthless (savage)
We got 30's and 100 rounds too (grrah)
My bitch is bad and boujee (bad)
Cookin' up dope with a Uzi (dope)
My niggas is savage, ruthless (hey)
We got 30's and 100 rounds too (glah)
The song obviously promotes a culture of violence and misogyny, with explicit references to gangs, guns, illegal drugs, and cheap sex.
If we compare this to a country song of similar popularity and time frame, we can examine Chris Jason's  Buy me a Boat.  Here we find lyrics like:
I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be
Working like a dog all day, ain’t working for me
I wish I had a rich uncle that’d kick the bucket
And that I was sitting on a pile like Warren Buffett
I know everybody says
Money can’t buy happiness

But it could buy me a boat, it could buy me a truck to pull it
It could buy me a Yeti 110 iced down with some silver bullets
Yeah, and I know what they say,
Money can’t buy everything
Well, maybe so,
But it could buy me a boat

They call me redneck, white trash and blue collar
But I could change all that if I had a couple million dollars
I keep hearing that money is the root of all evil
And you can’t fit a camel through the eye of a needle
I’m sure that’s probably true,
But it still sounds pretty cool

The transmitted values mention hard work, bible references,  beer (a legal drug), and recreational fishing.
If we compare and contrast the two cultural messages, it is not hard to see which one will have better outcomes. One glorifies violence, sex, and drugs.  The other talks about hard work, the bible, and fishing. 
Does the music create or reflect the culture?  I think it is a little of both, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.   The cultural values of Urban music are poison.   The cultural values that Rap conveys are toxic and destructive to everything they touch.  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hunting 'Accident' gets a Manslaughter Charge

Killed by a 'Hunter' while walking her dog
A hunter recently shot and killed a neighbor and it has made national news.  The media, of course, hype anti-hunting stories and the deaths of pretty women, and this story is no exception.

That hunter has been charged with manslaughter.

And he richly deserves it. 

This 'hunter' allegedly shot at the woman as she was walking her dog behind his home.  He fired the fatal shot after mistaking her for a deer.  He fired the shot after dark, after the end of legal hunting hours. 

This is gross negligence and the 'hunter' deserves prison time. 

Aside from the fact that he was hunting illegally, he clearly could not identify his target.  One of the most basic rules of both shooting and hunting is to know what you are shooting at.  Firing blindly in the dark at something moving in the woods is sheer stupidity.

This sort of thing makes hunters look bad. This makes gun owners look bad.

I think he should have the book thrown at him.  Felony manslaughter with prison time, lifetime loss of hunting privileges, and be stripped of his right to keep and bear arms.

There is no excuse for this stupidity. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gun Confiscation – the True Cost

The Boston Globe recently discussed gun confiscation as the goal of all gun control advocates. 

Unlike most gun buy-back or gun control programs, they openly discuss what it would take to confiscate guns from Americans.

As we discussed here several years ago, the cost of an attempted gun buy back would be horrific, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dead, if not outright civil war. 

There are millions of gun owners that possess guns that would presumably be confiscated under such a scheme. 

760,000 Police Raids will end badly for the US
There is no way to know the exact numbers involved here, but we can make some conservative estimates that will help us understand the magnitude of what they are proposing. 

Some 75 million Americans own guns, with an average of 8 guns per household.

It is impossible to know with certainty what percentage of those gun owners would comply with a gun confiscation order. 

The key question would be what percentage of non-compliant gun owners would resist with gunfire when the police showed up to confiscate their guns. 

For the sake of being extremely conservative, let’s assume that 99% of gun owners will turn in all their guns.  And of the remaining 1% of resisters, or 760,000 people, 99% of them are just posers that won’t resist when the midnight knock on the door comes.   That leaves 7,600 gun crazies that will start shooting when the cops show up.  That is almost 18 shoot outs in each congressional district, and 150 in each state. 

7,600 shootouts between cops and armed, prepared fanatics.  The problem is that the cops don’t know for sure which gun owners will shoot back.

They will have to knock on 760,000 doors and will got shot at randomly 7,600 times.  (And these are extremely conservative estimates!)

The police will not tolerate this situation.  They will immediately transition to heavy handed raid tactics for all confiscation encounters, not just where they meet active resistance. 

Imagine hundreds of thousands of raids, each with a SWAT team, breaching explosives, and more. 

The carnage would be incredible.  It would require 20 raids per day in each state, or over 1,000 per day for 2 years in order to confiscate guns from a 99% compliant population. 

The police don’t have the manpower.  The public will never stand for it open warfare against the people.   The violence will escalate until there is open civil war. 

This idea is utter madness that will kill hundreds of thousands of Americans, if not millions.

And yet is openly endorsed by a major newspaper...   Let that sink in for a moment. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Gun Control Freaks Worst Nightmare

The recent mass shooting in Texas is turning out to be the worst case scenario for the anti-gun fanatics.

Police Tagging Bodies in a Gun Free Zone
Every single talking point of the anti gun Left is destroyed in a single incident.

The typical anti gun talking points are:
  • There is no valid reason to own an assault weapon
  • We need more laws to ban dangerous people from owning guns
  • The NRA has blood on its hands
  • The police will protect you
  • Gun free zones prevent violence
It turns out that none of these points are true, and the evidence in all wrapped up in a single incident.

The shooter was a prohibited possessor using an assault rifle and wearing body armor while murdering people in a gun free zone.   He was then engaged by an NRA member using an AR-15 style rifle that was able to penetrate the body armor of the shooter, effectively ending the shooting rampage. The police arrived at the scene well after the shooting and subsequent car chase was over.

There is no valid reason to own an assault weapon -- the NRA member was roused from a nap and ran barefoot to the church to engage the shooter who was wearing body armor.  If the good guy with a gun was armed with only a pistol or single shot rifle the outcome would have been very different. This is also a good argument against 'safe storage' laws that would have required the good Samaritan to have stored his gun broken down or otherwise less accessible.  The shooter murdered a number of people in the time it took him to retrieve his gun from his gun safe and load it.  Making that process slower would only cost lives. 

We need more laws to ban dangerous people from owning guns -- the shooter was already legally barred from purchasing or possessing guns.  The US government failed to follow the law and update the appropriate databases that would have prevented the sale of the weapon.  You can't make things illegal-er.  The current laws need to be enforced before we start calling for new laws.

The NRA has blood on its hands -- the NRA is blameless in this shooting.  The good guy with a gun was not only an NRA member, but also an NRA certified instructor.  The NRA saved lives. This talking point is baseless slander.  

The police will protect you -- the entire incident, including a prolonged car chase, was over before the police arrived.  The police do great work, and I am confident that they would have eventually brought the shooter to justice.  But the casualties would have been far higher if the shooter had 10 minutes of additional time to slaughter his helpless victims.

Gun free zones prevent violence -- gun free zones only guarantee that the victims will be unarmed as they are murdered.  In fact, many gun control zealots call for gun free zones around churches and schools that extend up to 1,000 feet.  Such a zone would have barred the good guy with a gun neighbor from owning a gun close enough to have saved the day.   Gun free zones are workplace safety measures for mass murderers. 

Gun control does not work.   Gun control laws are counter productive and cost lives. 

All of the gun control talking points are completely demolished by this one incident.

Unfortunately, this won't prevent the Lefty morons from parroting the usual bromides after the next shooting.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Feminist war on Reality

Feminist Professors are questioning the validity of math and science because these disciplines were created largely by white males.   

Rochelle Gutierrez  is a professor at University of Illinois specializing in “equity issues in mathematics education.” Her focus is on “paying particular attention to how race, class, and language affect teaching and learning,” which basically means that she sees “white privilege” in every facet of education. In the case of math, Gutierrez thinks that because minorities are supposedly deficient in the subject compared to “whites,” the subject is flawed and in need of an overhaul.

Sara Giordano, a feminist professor at the University of California-Davis has vowed to “challenge the authority of Science” by “rewriting knowledge” through a feminist lens. She argues that "traditional science" relies on "a colonial and racialized form of power," and must be replaced with an "anti-science, antiracist, feminist approach to knowledge production.

However, Giordano is hopeful that feminists can work towards creating new approaches that don’t conflate science with truth.

“We need to disrupt the epistemic authority of Science…[and] the assumption that science = truth,” Giordano writes, further arguing that this can be done by implementing a “feminist science practice that explicitly unsticks Science from Truth.”

'Unsticks science from Truth'?  'Knowledge production must be approached with anti-science'?? How are these statements not grounds for immediate removal from the University faculty?

You can get a sense of the motivation here when you read the tweets pictured above.  Feminists claim that rape culture exists.  When rational people demand proof to support this claim, the Feminists attack the idea that evidence is needed.  This is fundamentally irrational and evidence that there is not proof of rape culture.

This is more than a war on science, this is a war on reality itself.  The Left is engaged in a full retreat from reality and is in the process of constructing its own bubble where facts and logic do not exist.

There is a very simple reason for this:  Marxism and critical race theory are not supported by the facts.   None of their favorite theories are aligned with the real world or work when tried.  And when reality and theory conflict, naturally, it is reality that must be modified. 

This is truly amazing.  The denial of reality in the service of dogma. 

When your theory is not supported by the evidence, you are supposed to modify the theory.  Instead, they are seeking to keep the theory and throw out the idea of science itself.

The Left is losing the battle of facts.  They have lost the battle of logic.  This is a clear example that the Left understands that the facts are not on their side.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

It's Not a Sprint, and other Lessons about Life...

A recent video entitled Life of Privilege Explained in a $100 Race tries to explain how 'privilege' gives people unearned advantages in life.   The premise is that life is a sprint for money and that there are many unearned privileges that give you an unfair advantage in life.

Life Privilege explained as a footrace

The narrator calls this race model 'a picture of life'.

This analogy is flawed and incredibly damaging to those who believe in it and the underlying philosophy.  Not to mention the narrator is incredibly racist when he claims that "some of these black dudes will smoke all of you" in a race.

The overt racism aside, the underlying premise is completely flawed.  I don't claim to fully understand the meaning of life, but it certainly not best represented as a foot race for money.  From a flawed premise and model, you cannot draw valid conclusions.  But let's examine what happens when you use this flawed model to instruct your world view.

The things that are listed in the video as 'unfair privilege' are:
  • Both parents are still married
  • Grew up with a father figure in the home
  • Access to a private education 
  • Access to a free tutor (what ever the heck that means)
  • Never had to worry about your cell phone being shut off
  • Never had to help mom or dad with the bills
  • Didn't have to pay for your education
  • Didn't have to worry about where your next meal is coming from 

So basically this amounts to two categories:  1.) Is your family intact, and 2.) did you have money.  Essentially, it boils down to: did your parents make good life decisions?  Did your parents do the things required to give you a better life?

Parents who defer childbirth until after they get married, get a full time job, and get a high school education are statistically guaranteed to be above the poverty line.  Children of two parent families have much better life outcomes, as has been pointed out repeatedly by the likes of Robert Bork and Ann Coulter.

So, yes, if your parents make good decisions about who to marry and how to manage money, you will have a greater chance of success in life.  So what?

Isn't that the entire point of raising children? Isn't that the American dream?  In fact, making the world a better place for our children is the basis of civilization itself.  If we can't improve conditions for our children because it is somehow unfair to other children, then how is progress to be made?  Are we supposed to tear up the roads every generation to ensure that some children don't walk on dirt roads while others ride the bus? 

Beyond the inherent stupidity of the idea that we cannot improve life for our children by making good decisions, the model that life is a sprint is incredibly damaging to the least privileged in our society.

When you tell people the race is rigged against them, they give up entirely.  Watch what happens a the end of the video.  Many of the people who are standing at the start line never even move.  They make no attempt to succeed at life at all.

Life is not a sprint.  If you insist on using life-is-a-race model, it is more like an inter-generational relay race.  Each generation advances their position, or they fall back in the race.  Just because you are way behind the others on the current leg of the race doesn't mean you can’t succeed over the inter-generational long run.

The video also offers no prescription for how to address this alleged problem.  The conclusion the video seems to reach is that people should feel guilty for having privilege and hand over some of their hard-earned money to someone else. 

This video is pure evil.  It promotes a flawed view of the meaning of life that damages everyone who subscribes to it.  The video also exposes the racist feelings of the Left when they assume that black dudes can run.   It attempts to create guilt in people with privilege without a prescription for change, 

And finally, if you did change the world so that the good decisions of parents had no effect on outcomes for their children, you tear down the very foundations of civilization.  This is evil.

Or maybe that is the entire point.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NFL Protesters are in for a Big Suprise

NFL owners are running a business that is intended to earn profit.  They have been extremely successful over the past 50 years, creating a multi-billion dollar industry that looms large in the minds of Americans.  

A number of NFL players have decided to kneel for the National Anthem in protest of the awful, slave-like conditions that have led them to get paid millions and millions of dollars to play a game. 

They expect somehow this will translate into deep and lasting change at the societal level.

These protests will generate lasting change: in their pockets.

The predominantly minority players who are protesting are about to see a massive decline in pay.

As league revenues and TV broadcasting rights revenues have climbed exponentially, so have player salaries.   The minimum salary is over $400k, and the average salary is close to $2MM.

There is a problem, however.   NFL ratings are falling, and the boycott of the NFL in response to the kneeling protest is accelerating that decline.

Ratings in the middle of this season are a disaster, and sales of tickets and merchandise are down as well.

The NFL is about to get a whole lot poorer.   NFL owners are going to have to cut back on expenses. 

Given the cost structure of NFL teams, the only lever that they can adjust to reflect the lower revenue is player salaries.  The cost of the bonds, the stadium, taxes, electricity, and all the things it takes to run a team are relatively fixed.    Only the player salaries can be changed in the short term.

Once the effects of the boycott are felt in the new television contract, the teams will have no choice but to dramatically lower payroll costs. The players that will suffer the most are the ones who are perceived as troublemakers.

The very players who are protesting the gross injustice of playing a game for an average of $2MM will soon be protesting against a much lower salary base. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Unintended Consequences

The Left seems to be oblivious to the Law of Unintended Consequences.  Over and over again, we see 'well intentioned' programs have exactly the opposite of the intended effect, or have disastrous side effects.

The current Leftist idiocies will be exactly the same: well intentioned, but will hurt or destroy the very people they intend to help.

One of the latest imbicilities of the Left is the campaign against cultural appropriation.  The Left claims that white people cannot use or adopt anything used or invented by other cultures because that is mean, or something.  raceconscious.org recently published an article claiming that white children wearing a Moana costume constituted a racist hate crime and should be barred by woke parents. 

The claim is that Moana represents empowerment to native Pacific Islanders and Polynesians, and if white girls start wearing this costume, it is somehow an affront and an injustice 

This is not only utter stupidity, it will backfire on the Left and on the people of color they are seeking to protect and promote.

Disney makes movies to make a profit.  They generate revenue through box office income and merchandising.   In recent years, the merchandising revenue has exceeded the box office revenue.   Disney has made a number of movies recently that have featured non-white heroines that have done exceedingly well.

This means that white people are taking their kids to see these movies.   Whites represent 65% of the population, but greater than 90% of the purchasing power.  If white people don't buy tickets and buy the merchandise, the movie is a flop.

If you tell white people that they cannot buy Moana costumes, and that only genuine Pacific Islanders can wear such things, the merchandising sales will fall off by 90%. 

This means Disney will never make another movie featuring a non-white lead character ever again.  If the presence of a non-white princess means that revenue is 90% smaller than otherwise possible, Disney would be mad to make another minority-lead princess film.

The Left claims that these films are empowering to minorities, and then does everything it can to ensure that no film like it will ever be made again.

Nice work, Leftist morons. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Where's the Manifesto?

Steven Paddock busted out a few windows on the 32nd Floor of the Mandalay Bay resort and then rained rifle fire down into a crowd of 22,000 country music fans. 

This is the largest mass shooting in US history, with 58 dead and 500 injured at this time. 

The big question is why?  Why did he do this?

What could possibly inspire someone to shoot up a random crowd of innocent people?

So far there has been no information released that would help us determine a motive.  Any statements about his motives have been purely speculation.  Both the Left and the Right have claimed that he was a supporter of the other side.  ISIS has claimed him as one of their own. 

Everywhere you look people are claiming they know his motivation.

Except for the shooter himself.   So far there as been no manifesto released.  No claim of why he committed this heinous act. 

This seems unusual, to say the least.  The entire point of a spectacular terrorist attack is to raise awareness and create terror.  If this attack was motivated by some political or religious cause it doesn't fit the pattern to keep quiet about why you are attacking.

It seems unlikely that this was a crime of passion.  This attack required days or perhaps weeks of planning.  He was able to get 20+ firearms and ammunition into a hotel suite overlooking the event venue.  This was not an impulse crime. 

Was he a recent convert to Islam, as ISIS has claimed?  Then why would there be no evidence of this? 

Was he simply a nut case that snapped?  This doesn't seem to fit the pattern of the mental illnesses that would produce such a break.  Paranoia and schizophrenia typically manifest in the early 20's like Jared Loughner, not in the mid-sixties like the shooter. 

According to the reports so far, this shooter doesn't fit any of the known patterns.

It makes no sense that there is no manifesto, and the lack of clear motive will only feed the conspiracy nut jobs and the 'false flag, CIA, FBI space aliens' nonsense.

Hopefully we can find some evidence that helps us see into the twisted mind of the perpetrator so that we may have a more rational and focused conversation on how to prevent such attacks in the future.

Monday, September 25, 2017

#TakeThe Knee is a Leftist Program that will hurt Blacks

Blacks have it tough in this country.  Not as tough as they do in the rest of the world, to be sure.  But they have it tougher than the average white person.

They live in mostly Black neighborhoods, where murder and crime are completely out of control.  They attend public school with other Black students, where academic achievement is shockingly low. And they are disproportionately affected by Leftist Democrat government policies, which is a tragedy for the ages.

There has been one bright shining light for Blacks over the past 40 years, however. 

Professional sports has created more black millionaires than any other industry.  Basketball and Football have provided Blacks with a disproportionate share of the jobs and created thousands of wealthy Blacks.

Now the Left has decided that the NFL must be infused with progressive socialist politics.  The #TakeTheKnee protest has polarized the country and the fans of the NFL.  Ratings are tanking and the general population is taking notice of the protest.

Even in extremely liberal New England where Elizabeth Warren sits in Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, the fans at the Patriots game booed the #TakeTheKnee protesters during the National Anthem. 

The NFL is in trouble.  The ratings are falling, and, as has been learned in past strikes, they are very slow to recover. 

Fans get caught up in the game.  They revel in the rivalries, and live vicariously through the team.  It becomes a self-reinforcing cycle. 

Once that spell is broken, it is very hard to get back into the game.

The NFL is losing it's base.   NFL fans are middle America.  NFL fans are beer drinking, pick up truck driving, flag waving Americans.   They won't tolerate this disrespect of our Nation.

As ratings dry up and attendance falls, the players will be hardest hit.  The owners cannot change a lot in the bloated cost structures of their teams -- they have to pay for the Stadium and the lights no matter how many fans show up for the game.

So they will cut the only thing they can easily change -- they will cut player salaries. 

This will end the decades long short cut to the middle class that Blacks have enjoyed. This will end up hurting the very people that the protests were designed to help in the first place.

You have to give the Leftist Democrats credit for consistency. 

Everything they do screws over the Black man.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

#TakeaKnee for Stup-idi-tee

All across the nation, National Football league players are taking a knee to protest injustice, racism, and whatever leftist crap they are spouting.

This is wrong on several levels.

NFL Games are not an appropriate venue for political statements.   The team and the league own the field, the brand, the broadcasts, and every other aspect of the game.  The players have no right to make political, or any other, statements.   Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys has it exactly right when he told his team that this is his property and his team, and that they would be fired if they didn't do what he wanted.

The players are huge hypocrites for taking a stand in this way.  They are standing in one of the most privileged positions in the world -- they are elite professional athletes being paid millions to play a game -- and they are complaining that they are somehow oppressed.   They are also claiming that cops are racist and willing to shoot random black kids, all while basking in the protection of those very same officers. 

The target that they have chosen -- the National Anthem and the US Flag -- are wildly inappropriate for this protest.  Even if we assume that there is some validity to their claims of inherent racism, the Flag is an overly broad target that simply makes them look un-American. 

The United States, for all its flaws, is still the greatest nation in the world.  We offer everyone, whites and minorities alike, the most opportunities to succeed in life.  People from all over the world see this very clearly, hence our massive immigration crisis. 

When privileged elite athletes disrespect the Flag and our National Anthem, they are disrespecting our nation and all the effort and sacrifices that have been made to make this the greatest country in the world. 

Fuck those guys.   Fuck the NFL.  And double fuck Roger Goodell.

They can go play their games with out me.  I won't be watching. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

They All Came True

The middle of the 20th Century saw the end of WWII, the largest and bloodiest conflict the world had ever seen.  After this bloodbath, many wondered what would become of mankind.

We had created incredible and horrifying technology and used it for both great good and great evil.  We now possessed the capability to end all life on the planet, and there was a great deal of speculation about what was next for humanity.

Three authors offered us compelling yet competing visions of the future.  Each of their visions laid out a potential path for mankind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_OrwellGeorge Orwell penned a dark and foreboding vision in 1984.  He painted a future of war, oppression, propaganda, and government control over everything, including words themselves.  His vision was that of a boot, stamping on a human face, forever.

Aldous Huxley offered a 'happier' view of the future. Mankind harnesses technology to genetically engineer people in A Brave New World.  Every human need is satisfied in an orgy of drugs, games, and sexual license.  There are a few savages who are left outside this happy little world, but the vast majority of people are sailing through life in a drug addled haze, with no regard for human attachment, ambition, or purpose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._WellsH.G. Wells had his own vision of the future where mankind devolved into two distinct species in The Time Machine.  The Eloi are effeminate humanoids who have no cares nor motivations. They simply idle through their days like children in a meadow.  The Morlocks, on the other hand, have evolved into dark savages that prey on the Eloi.

The question has been: which of these visions will come true?  Which vision would be realized over time as technology and governments evolved. 

Well, it seems that they have all come true.

As mobs of screaming savages destroy statues, and web hosting services delete content they don't like, and our every word is recorded by the 'telescreen' smart phones that we carry about, it is not hard to see that 1984 is upon us.  The media guide us from crisis to crisis, with the requisite 2-Minute Hate every time we have a new enemy.   History is ignored and deleted while our language is policed in the name of political correctness. 

At the same time, we are all drugged and sedated with the endless chemical barrage of Xanax and Adderall while distracted by complicated and spectacular sports.   Our society is very stratified, with the intellectual coastal elites at the top, and the feral inner city mobs as the bottom.   Genetic designer babies are soon to arrive to complement the birth controlled and viagra'd sex life that we freely enjoy while being smothered in erotic advertising and internet porn.   Truly a Brave New World.

Western society has become the Eloi.  Weak and effeminate men as held up as the standard while we are disarmed and made dependent on the state and the police for protection.  The Middle East and our inner cities, in contrast, are filled with Morlocks, savages who prey on the docile and weakened Eloi.    Look at Europe, where Muslim rape gangs are molesting hundreds of women in public, and the Western men do nothing.   Women are raped and murdered public parks, and the police respond by telling women not to go out alone. 

Horrifyingly, all three of these dystopian futures are coming true.  And all at the same time. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Getting Close to the Edge

There was supposed to be some sort of right wing rally in Berkeley yesterday.  It didn't happen -- they were denied a permit by the city.

No Trump!  No Wall!  No USA at all!
Antifa showed up anyway. 

The hard left Antifa goons shouted such charming slogans as "No Trump, No Wall, No USA at all!" while milling about clad in their trademark black and armed with shields and clubs.

Lacking an actual right wing protest to attack, they proceeded to attack random passers by, chasing them, beating them, and generally terrifying everyone in the area.

The police were ordered to stand down to give Antifa 'space'. 

This is a problem.  Actually, this is a lot of problems, but in total these issues bring us dangerously close to the brink of outright civil war.

Right wing people (and this apparently includes anyone not wearing an Antifa hoodie) are legitimately in fear that they could be beaten into a coma or killed by a mob at any moment.  It is also clear that police protection is not guaranteed, or even likely, depending on where you are standing.

At some point, the feral Antifa crowds are going to attack someone who is armed.  When that person pulls out their gun and starts shooting, lots of people are going to die.

We cannot have civil discourse when one side is beating people in the streets.
We cannot have civil society when fists, clubs, and masked thugs rule the streets.
We cannot have civilization when the police protection has been withdrawn from the people.

This needs to stop.

Antifa thug assaults a journalist as the police stand down
Antifa needs to be declared a terrorist organization.  The leaders of this subversive and dangerous cult need to be arrested and prosecuted for crimes.  The police need to take control of the street back from these terrorists, arresting everyone that incites or threatens violence. 

If this doesn't stop soon, there will be bloodshed. 

There will be an incident of self defense that leaves dead and wounded on the ground.  Or someone will decide to start shooting randomly into the Antifa mob.  

Once that happens, this will quickly become a much more dangerous situation.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Negligent Trump Enables Racist Storm

As Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast, let me make a few bold predictions:

No matter what happens, Trump will be blamed -- it won't matter if Trump does everything perfectly, no matter what happens in the wake of this storm, the media will suggest that he did not do enough.  It won't matter what the facts are, if so much as one person dies, they will scream that Trump didn't do enough.   Or that he should have been doing something, anything, other than whatever he will be doing when the storm hits.  And if the hurricane is a dud, he will be blamed for wasting all the money that was spent to get prepared.

The Hurricane will cause less damage than predicted -- NOAA and the climate people have been predicting for years that Climate Change will increase the number and severity of hurricanes.  They have been wrong.  There has not been a major hurricane landfall since 2005, and that fact is embarrassing.  So they will overestimate this storm in every way.  The actual event will be less than the predict.  In fact, it might even miss Texas altogether!

The Hurricane will be linked to Global Warming -- They will claim that this is the type of storms that we can expect to see in the future.  They will claim that we are all going to die in future climate-fueled disasters like this.   And they will do it all while knowing that none of those claims are true. and the damage will used as 'evidence' of Global Warming despite the fact that weather is not climate, etc.

The Hurricane will be called racist -- at some point, the hurricane or its effects will be called racist.  Never mind the fact that hurricanes are not sentient beings, or that the effects of wind and rain cannot discriminate based on race.  There will be a flurry of demented people claiming that the effects are racist somehow.

All of these will come to pass, and I suspect that all of them will be rolled up into one giant mess of fake news and crap.

Look for the headlines to read Negligent Trump Enables Racist Storm

Peak Stupidity

We have reached peak stupidity.

The news is so completely stupid now that it is impossible to tell parody from reality.

As Reuters would say... namesake doppelgangers!
ESPN is banning an announcer from a certain game because he is named Robert Lee. 

Apparently his name is too close to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate Civil War general.  Despite the fact that announcer Robert Lee is not named after General Lee, and the fact that announcer Robert Lee is ASIAN, the geniuses at ESPN decided that the most woke thing to do was move him off of the game. 

This is nothing but idiotic virtue signaling --  no one would have even noticed the name if ESPN hadn't drawn attention to it.  ESPN claims it was done to avoid embarrassment and controversy.  Well, they certainly failed on that account. 

In other new, USC is thinking about changing the name of their mascot horse.  It seems that Traveler is too close to Traveller, the iconic name of General Robert E. Lee's horse.  No word yet on the name of Announcer Robert Lee's horse...  This is incredibly stupid.  90% of Americans couldn't name Robert E. Lee's horse if they were asked.  And Zero percent of Americans would have made such a tenuous connection because they sound similar.

Burn Lincoln to show how Woke you are!
Elsewhere, in a frenzy of statuary destruction worthy of Orwell's 1984 or the Taliban, Leftist thugs have been assaulting inanimate objects across the country.  While this is stupid, some folks taking it to the next level by burning and destroying a statue of Abraham Lincoln.  Nothing says you're anti-slavery like defacing a statue of the man who freed the slaves!

 Every news cycle gets stupider than the last...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes.

The entire debacle in Charlottesville was a charade and a fraud. 

The entire event was carefully manufactured to create the maximum chaos and tension.  Everything that was done by both sides was designed to have almost the exact results that we saw:  chaos, fighting, and death.

Racist assholes prepare for battle with other racist assholes
If the Nazi's are rallying and you oppose what they say and just want them to go away peacefully, the most sensible move is to ignore them. If 300 White Nationalist went to all the trouble to organize and attend this rally, and then no on else showed up, no protesters, no cameras, they would have the wind taken out their sails and they would fade into obscurity.

But the Left did the exact opposite. 

They created the conditions for a fight and then executed the planned attacks perfectly. 

The Mayor of Charlottesville is a deep blue Democrat and an active member of the 'resistance' against Trump.  He granted the Nazi's a protest permit (as he should) and deployed the police (as he should). 

But then we see the plan change direction.  The Antifa Leftist surrounded the Alt Right protesters, hemming them into Jefferson Park.  The Police allowed the permitless Antifa people to assemble unlawfully, and at the critical moment, the police withdrew.

The police pulled out, according to the mayor, because they were outgunned.   The cops deny this, claiming they were ordered to stand down.

Why would you allow a bunch of feral leftist surround the so-far peaceful right wing demonstration and the precipitously withdraw?  To ensure there is violence, naturally. 

This entire event is the sort of thing that happens when you assemble some of the worst people in the world and then withdraw the police.  Both sides were itching for a fight, and the Mayor gave it to them.

The violence and terrorism on display in Charlottesville is reprehensible, but unfortunately, it will continue as long as both sides are interested in escalating the tension and fanning the flames of hatred and division.