Friday, January 15, 2021

Muh Private Company

Over the past two weeks we have witnessed big tech flexing their muscles against President Trump and against a social media site.

After a month of labelling Trump's election-fraud-related tweets as falsehoods and making those tweets either more difficult or impossible to share, Twitter has completely banned him from their platform. Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms then piled on top. Further, Shopify has taken down two of his online stores, and Stripe will no longer process payments.

Twitter did this over the incorrect claim that Trump incited violence at the Capitol last week. Meanwhile, Twitter says that China’s tweets stating that Uyghur forced labor camps don't exist are acceptable, despite the fact that such camps do indeed exist. Twitter is OK with censorship on US soil but is opposed to Uganda’s internet shutdown, since Uganda is violating basic human rights by doing so.

Twitter didn't stop with Trump – General Michael Flynn was blocked, as was Sidney Powell, and supporters of QAnon, along with many, many conservatives, myself included.

In a Project Veritas video recorded by a Twitter whistleblower, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated:

"We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now but this is going to be much bigger than just one account and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week, and the next few weeks, and go on beyond the inauguration."

In brief, they're just getting started.

Big tech effectively muzzled the most powerful man on Earth, and that fact should terrify everybody regardless of political persuasion. If they can do it to Trump without consequences, then they can do it to anybody else.

The reaction by some people supposedly on the Right has been along the lines of "Twitter is a private company, they can do what they want. Just let the free market work. You can always build your own platform." This, by the way, is the same rationale given by people who support private businesses enforcing the social-distancing and mask edicts that certain state governors enacted in response to the China Flu.

Some on the Right did exactly that - they built their own platforms, one of which is called Parler.

Within the past few days:

  • Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their respective app stores
  • Twilio and Okta, which are authentication services, ended their relationship with Parler
  • The database that Parler contracted, ScyllaDB, also terminated their services
  • The cloud hosting platform on which Parler was built, Amazon Web Services, suspended their hosting service
  • Finally, their lawyers stopped representing them.

So much for building your own platform.

If this isn't enough to dissuade the limousine libertarians from their position, let's apply their line of bullshit rhetoric to the Jim Crow laws. These were state and local laws that enforced segregation and were passed by Democrats to roll back the advancements made by blacks following the Civil War.

  • Under Jim Crow, blacks and whites had to travel in separate rail cars, cars that while being separate were certainly not equal. According to the limousine libertarians, blacks should build their own railway system and quit their complaining.
  • Blacks had to sit in the back of busses in Alabama until Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Instead of protesting, she should have started her own busing company.
  • After Jim Crow laws were overturned by Brown v. Board of Education, some companies continued enforcing segregation. For example, black people couldn't eat at the same Woolworth lunch counters as whites. Maybe blacks should build their own lunch counters and let the free market work.

"This is horrible!" the limousine libertarians would say between sips of their caramel lattes while wondering if they need glasses for their myopia.

Yes, it is indeed horrible, but if they are consistent, they must condone this.

"But they're private businesses, they can do what they want!" the limousine libertarians bleat.

No, they can't do what they want. Being a business owner doesn't absolve him of the obligation to do what is right.

Further, in what sense are they "private" businesses? They lost that status when they became proxy law or edict enforcers - like with the enforcement of Jim Crow laws, or with tax laws, or with the companies that currently enforce China Flu restrictions. They lost it when corporations harvested and sold customer data without consent. Big tech companies certainly lost their status as private businesses when they interfered with and invalidated our elections.

The problem with limousine libertarians (they may be chauffeured in limousines, but they're usually the chauffeurs) is that they are silent in the face of oligarchy. Their "build you own" mantra is just a stale bromide used to cover their cowardliness while allowing them to feign enlightenment.

Bootlickers, Ahoy

Republicans knew this would happen, that big tech would flex their muscles. Trump vetoed the NDAA in part because it retained the Section 230 blanket protections for big tech. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was himself briefly banned from Twitter in 2019, voted to override Trump's veto. Given the Republicans' refusal to investigate election fraud, this turncoat behavior is to be expected from them.

Politicians weren't the only quislings...

The extent to which a few patriot commentators are willing to accept all this is nauseating. A few days ago the host of one online video show stated that this is not a free speech issue since you, gentle social media user, agreed to their terms of service agreements.

You'd think such commentators never heard about individual rights: such rights, be they God-given or follow from our nature as rational animals, are not gifts from the state. Individual rights, including the freedom of speech, are inalienable, which means they cannot be transferred or signed away. So much for terms of service agreements.

This same commentator was excoriating Trump supporters for doing nothing but flying their American flags, having fun at Trump rallies, engaging in online arguments with Leftists - in other words, for enjoying the relative freedom that we had under Trump.

What should we do instead? One would hope that this commentator would implore us to be wolves instead of sheep. He didn't, he was too busy either wallowing in guilt or insisting that we wallow in guilt. No one told him that masochism has no place outside the bedroom.

The Politics of the Future

Conservative Twitter users are cutting their losses and heading to greener pastures. This loss of users won't just impact Twitter's customer count, but also the quality of the platform: Twitter thrives on conflict, and without conservatives Twitter will just be an echo chamber where liberals boast about their intersectionist brownie points.

Meanwhile, Trump seems to be experiencing an increase in popularity - we are seeing the Streisand Effect in action!

No reporter has investigated how the actual process by which the deplatforming of Trump and the attack on Parler were orchestrated - which is not surprising. Did we witness a series of independent actions, or were they coordinated? Are the CEOs acting on their own wokeness, or are they responding to a woke mob in order to appease them?

In Twitter's case, Jack Dorsey took the initiative, at least based on the Project Veritas video. Similar videos from inside Google show the same thing. This may or may not hold for other tech giants and doesn't address whether there is collusion among them.

Again, in this conservative cleansing, are the companies taking the initiative, or are they reacting?

In one sense, it doesn't matter - the companies are the ones doing the deplatforming and the election-rigging, and they richly deserve retribution for their actions.

It does matter in another sense, because we must know who is in the driver's seat, the CEOs or the social justice warriors. If the CEOs are in charge, then they will influence the woke mob to do their bidding. If the SWJs are in charge, then the CEOs will be constantly blown about, constantly adjusting their company's terms of service to address the latest outrage du jour.

CEOs can make the claim that they actually built their companies, even though they have wet noodles for spines. The SJWs' only hold on the world are other people's tolerance for their shrillness and arrogance. These pink-haired, skinny-jean wearing, dildo waving hipsters only claim to importance is that they are woke. They are actually less intelligent after getting their gender studies degrees than before they entered college. They truly expect the federal government to pay off their useless degrees that rendered them not only unemployed but unemployable, and they see nothing wrong with shitting in their own mess kit.

In essence, tech CEOs and woke hipsters are equally unqualified to mettle in the affairs of others, and their sense of entitlement over the affairs of others must be resisted at all costs.

If the CEOs are acting on their own initiative, then they are on the treadmill of politics, not technology and not business. Perhaps they will realize that this wasn't the reason they got into the IT business in the first place, but that's doubtful.

If they are reacting to the petulant demands of the woke mob, then the CEOs are blind cowards who evade the fact that mobs are never satisfied by appeasement or capitulation. In reference to countries that were neutral at the start of World War 2, Winston Churchill said:

"Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear greatly that the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar ever more loudly, ever more widely."

This applies to corporations as well.

The answer to who is in the driver's seat ultimately answers another question: is America now an oligarchy or a mobocracy, the pure democracy that the Left wants? It is too early to tell, but something we know now is that businesses will be the enforcers of either alternative, and that their terms of service are more important than our Bill of Rights.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Funny Mask Story

This happened back before Christmas...

I was on a phone call with Chris L., one of the founders of the militia in which I serve. Had him on headphones while I was picking up groceries. Probably not the sort of thing I should be doing with him, but... eh.

I was almost done shopping when a grocery clerk approaches me and asks: "do you have a mask?" I tell him I didn't. He scurries off (I assume to talk to his manager); when he returns he asks if I want one. I said "no". He scurries off again.

Then his manager comes up to me and says: "sir, you need to wear a mask in here." And I replied that we don't have to do anything but die, and even that is subject to medical advances.

He then says: "if you don't wear a mask then you'll have to leave." I replied: "OK, call the police." He scurries off.

So I finish shopping and go to the self-checkout scanner when he approaches me again.

"Sir, it is the law that you wear a mask."

"Laws must be approved by the legislature, and they have passed nothing. The only thing you're going on is the governor's decrees."

"But Governor Wolf [Pennsylvania's governor] says you have to wear a mask!"

I replied: "Fuck Governor Wolf."

If I thought of it at the time, I would have asked him if he's the governor's boyfriend.

I paid for my groceries and left the store. The police never came.

Then I remembered that Chris L was listening in on this and he was laughing his ass off!

 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Letter from an FBI Fanboi

Dear FBI,

Any agency once ran by a cross-dresser who used his position to give facials to the bigwigs in DC can't be all that bad! I'm a big fan of your organization for that reason! In fact I've often fantasized about giving facials to those very same politicians, judges, and bureaucrats - or even better, white-washing their tonsils! Cross-dressing like J Edna Hoover would be a real turn-off for me, however.

According to the news, you are looking for photos from the Capitol Building occupation on Wednesday, and I want to help! Here's what's on my camera roll...

We found this guy asleep with a crack pipe in his mouth. His first name is Hunter, and that's all I know about him.

Then there's this video - it shows a man of some importance bragging about how he withheld aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating his son's business was fired. I think he's the father of the guy in the first picture. Mr. Sleepy Head Crack Pipe and his dad used an entire country to launder money just like a petty criminal uses a laundromat! Surely you must be interested in him!

Here are some photos from earlier this week in DC. You can tell the rioters in the first photo are MAGA supporters because they're carrying a US flag.

Oh wait, never mind, they were from the George Floyd riots back in June when riots mostly peaceful protests were acceptable.

I'm not sure if this man was in DC this week, but I do know he crossed from DC into Philadelphia where he and his friends attacked two Marines. This evil man was charged with "ethnic intimidation." He's white and he ethnically intimidates people, so he must be a Trump supporter!

Here's a victim of MAGA violence. He's an investigative reporter who was attacked while in Portland. He's gay, a journalist, and the child of immigrants, which makes him triply damned in the eyes of those evil Trumpsters!

Last fall the House Oversight Committee held hearings about all the white nationalist violence. Those acts of violence were committed by those horrible, dastardly MAGA people! Here's two photos of those people when they were in DC!

Never mind, those photos were also from the George Floyd riots, but they clearly show white people behaving badly.

Here's a video of the people the House was really investigating. It shows them looting stores, and they didn't even wait for Black Friday!

Back to the father of the guy with the crack pipe. Here's a video of him admitting to orchestrating voter fraud! He must be a Trump supporter to be that evil! He just gave a facial to each and every American citizen - J Edna would be proud! Instead of investigating him, maybe you should hire him!

I've done some investigation on my own! Our governor here in Pennsylvania implemented mail-in voting without the consent of the state legislature. He closed all the small businesses over China Flu except for a business owned by his family. He also sent China Flu carriers to live in old-age homes. Did you know he has a Porn Hub account? Here's a screen shot! I first thought it was a photo of Governor Wolf along with J Edna Hoover, but it really shows Wolf along with his Secretary of Health, whose pronouns are he/she.

Here's the last photo. It shows one of those vicious pitbulls that Trump supporters like, and I'm getting PTSD just by looking at him! I don't wear pearls like J Edna wore, but if I did I would clutch them Hooverishly! Please, put the "bravery" into FBI and catch this accursed canine!

I hope all this helps you apprehend those deplorable MAGA people! I'm sure they'd be treated the same as those mostly peaceful protesters in Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, and DC.

If this does help, please consider offering me a job! I'm keen on giving facials to people in high places, but I'd be a totally incompetent agent. I hope that doesn't disqualify me, I think I'd fit right in!

Thanks,
Your Biggest Fanboi and BFF!!!

 

PS:

This isn't Capitol-related but I just had an idea...

During the riots last year, palettes of bricks were deposited close to the riot locations. Cities have lots of security cams - do you think you can use them to figure out who did this?

It's kind of complicated, but here's what I mean:

Online investigators started with a video showing people removing signs and shields from a U-Haul truck for use in an upcoming BLM riot in Louisville. The investigators used guile to get the name the person who rented the truck. They then employed something called "Google" to research that person and learned that she works as a "bail disruptor" for an organization called the Bail Project.

By using their employee list, investigators then found that at least one person there is a former Soros Justice Fellow, which is a fellowship funded the Open Society Foundations.

Lots of celebrities and tech moguls donate to the Bail Project. Even Twitter's Jack Dorsey donated to them!

These online investigators did something called "clicking on links" to work this all out. Sneaky!

By the way, did you know that in 2019 the Bail Project bailed-out a guy who was being held for domestic violence, and then he went home and beat his wife to death? Something completely different happened later that year when they bailed out a man who threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend - he didn't kill her upon release but he did set her apartment on fire.

Those two tragic events are completely different, really! But there is that old adage: fool me once, shame on you; fool me 25 times, shame on me.

Anyway, the online sleuths who figured this out took maybe three hours to do all this - imagine how quickly the FBI could do it! This is the type of out-of-the-box thinking I would bring to your agency!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Bastille 2021

The morning started out just like any other Trump rally: beach balls being tossed around, complete strangers talking, venders selling their wares, and people dancing. Not a formal dance, or even a rave, but rather the type of movements one does when listening to the Village People, Elton John, and Michael Jackson, while the temperature is in the mid 30s and the wind is blowing.

It was a good time, yesterday morning and early afternoon, with the crowd filling the space from the White House Ellipse to past the Washington Monument. The crowd was eagerly anticipating the speakers, especially Donald Trump, Jr, Rudolph Giuliani, and finally the Orange One himself.

Trump laid out in detail, state by state, the voter irregularities - both statistical evidence as well as the direct evidence of fraud. These irregularities are more than large enough to contest the results in the swing states, and therefore warrant investigation. But asking journalists or law makers to do their job is like asking the FBI to do theirs. These irregularities have been completely ignored by mainstream media and the suppression of this information is more proof that the product of those news outlets is only "news" in the Tokyo Rose sense of the word. Trump did a very good job presenting this information, though he did cut his remarks short because it was just so cold.

He stated several times that the rally wasn't about him, it was about election integrity - that if these irregularities were not addressed and the perpetrators punished, then we will never trust the outcome of an American election again. He's right, and the politicians who accept the Electoral College results are betraying the American voter and not just Trump.

Trump further stated that some of his advisors asked him to concede and try again in four years. He rejected this advice because the present fraud must be addressed. He's right about that, too. Each delay is just time for those who perpetrated or benefitted from this fraud to cover their tracks and consolidate power.

At no point did either Trump or Giuliani encourage violence. Anything to the contrary is a bald lie supported only by intentional fabrication as pablum for those who would rather trust the media instead of their own lying eyes.

At the conclusion of Trump's remarks, we proceeded to the Capitol Building. The crowd was so large that both Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues were filled.

No one was expecting trouble. Trump rallies, despite the propaganda, are extremely peaceful affairs. People of all races and all religions attend Trump rallies, particularly at yesterday's rally - in contrast to BLM rallies, which are attended mostly by guilty white liberals. Even people who hate crowds are comfortable there. Our rallies are permeated by a sense of good will and mutual respect, and attendees routinely bring along their young children and dogs. There were representatives of several militias present, and none of us were prepared for subsequent events.

There were some who carried and later wore gas masks, however...

By the time I reached the Capitol Building, people were already at the uppermost level, where the dome meets the roof. In preparation for (somebody's) inauguration, bleachers were being erected on both the left and right of the building, and people were scaling those. The steps in front were filled with people.

We didn't know it at the time but a 6 PM curfew was declared. The curfew was never once announced over loudspeakers by the police, nor was the death of at least one of the people who penetrated the building. Phone service was interrupted and Internet connection was spotty, and we had only rumor and hearsay, not actual information. We certainly didn't learn of Pence's decision to ignore the voter fraud, which was probably a good thing given the mood of the crowd.

The police action occurred as follows:

At least four sharp shooters and spotters were positioned in at least two locations on top of the Capitol. They were acting as overwatch.

The police made their appearance at the highest part of the building and began lobbing either tear gas or CS gas at us, purely as a "softening up" move. They then cleared out the highest part that the occupiers gained, using gas to disperse the majority of the people and arresting the remainders.

They then lobbed CS at the bleachers on the left in order to clear them. They arrested at least one person. They repeated this with the bleachers on the right. This was done in an extremely methodical fashion.

Finally, they got to the lowest level, the part with the Capitol steps. They repeated the same process there to clear us out.

In typical Trump-supporter humor/irony, we began chanting "hands up don't shoot" and "I can't breathe."

I absorbed what I assume was CS on three occasions. The first was when I was trying to help a man who absorbed quite a bit more of the gas. I told him not to rub his eyes. He insisted on using water to wash the chemicals out of his eyes, even though that prolongs the burning. I got caught when the wind shifted direction.

The second time (the worst of the three) was when I was helping a man who was blinded from the gas. What alerted me to his plight was that while everybody was either walking or running to get away from the gas, he was still, just standing still, facing away from the Capitol. He wasn't completely frozen, but he was mostly standing in place. When he did move it was towards a step over which he would fall. I walked him away from that step and had him sit on one of the low walls found throughout the Capitol. He later told me that he was a USMC veteran, and I have never seen a more disappointed man.

The third time happened just because I wasn't upwind from the gas.

While CS may not go well with whiskey, it should be a good mix with vodka. It is certainly good for the sinuses.

The crowd was indignant over the police officers' actions, mostly over our removal from the Capitol steps. After all, it was us who supported them while Antifa and BLM burned and looted cities. It was us who supported them when Antifa and BLM attacked them and firebombed their cruisers. It was us who opposed all attempts at defunding or disbanding them.

We demanded that they uphold their oaths and reminded them that refusal to do so makes them traitors. This fell on death ears, ears which were hidden under black helmets with face shields attached.

As I was leaving, one person with a megaphone was imploring us not to hate the police for all this. He said that we can't hate them for just doing their job, and that we would be as bad as Antifa and BLM if we did criticize them.

I confronted this man, and said two things to him:

First, the "just doing my job" excuse may sometimes be appropriate for pre-adolescent burger flippers or gas station attendants, but is never fitting for a law enforcement officer, whose salary is publicly funded, and who must be held to far higher standards. Decisions of conscience are never above anyone's pay grade.

Second: both sides in any conflict take actions designed to do harm to the other. What makes one side good and one side bad is determined mostly by what they're fighting for. Antifa and BLM are fighting for the servitude of socialism, for permanent revolution, and for the termination of the American culture. They pine for a Looking Glass world where black is white, where men can get pregnant, and the ones who can't and are of a certain skin color are by nature evil. They're not afraid of doing dirty work, but they are also not above getting others to do their dirty work.

We're fighting for freedom and the American way of life, and we do the work ourselves.

Antifa chants "death to America" while they loot and burn innocent businesses. Yesterday at the Capitol we were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, singing "the Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America."

For anyone who believes that all political movements are equivalent, consider this: there were plenty of opportunities for us to set the Capitol Building on fire - the bleachers were partially covered with cloth and canvas, they had wooden decks, and there were numerous small wooden construction projects underway. Each of those could have easily been set ablaze. But we did not set them on fire. Why didn't we? Because we are intelligent enough to separate the founding ideals of our country from the politicians and bureaucrats who claim they are managing it but are really plundering it.

I exited when the police officers were about five feet from me. The reason I left was this: when facing an opponent with a tactical advantage, there is nothing wrong with breaking contact... so long as this is followed by consideration of lessons learned, and the willingness and intention to use those lessons in subsequent engagements.

 

The Context

Yesterday's events didn't occur in a vacuum.

We have been called racists, Nazis, sexists, homophobes, transphobes, Islamophobes, and deplorables for the last 12 years. All of these claims are made with zero evidence against the vast majority of patriots. Being called a Nazi or a racist used to be grounds for a fist fight. Now it has become not only acceptable but common. It became that way thanks to the anonymity of the Internet, through the intellectual sugaring-over implied by the term "microaggression", and, honestly, due to the politeness of those on the Right. It is espoused repeatedly by Barack Hussein Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and numerous athletes, all of whom are the epitome of poor and oppressed people.

Add to this the China Flu lockdowns, arbitrary business closures, and pointless mask regulations dictated by certain governors with zero legislative approval.

Add to this the way that tech companies have been allowed to censor conservatives, deplatform them, and fire their conservative employees, all without consequence and all with the protections granted by Section 230.

Add to this the way that the "justice" system turns a blind eye to the actions of Antifa and BLM, not only last summer but going all the way back to January 2017 when rioters destroyed DC buildings as well as a limousine driven by a Pakistani immigrant.

Add to this the Republicans' move to deny giving Americans $2000 in China Flu relief and instead giving us $600 while funding numerous pork projects - all while sending money to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago, exactly none of which are American states.

The cherry on top of this shit sundae is the fraudulent election, and the way all the people who could and should do something are refusing to act. They refuse to act purely for political opportunity, not realizing that the outcome of all future elections will be determined not by the American people but rather by Dominion Voting Systems and similar companies.

These events impact all Americans, not just those on the Right. Those on the Left or in the middle mostly have yet to experience this, but their time is coming.

This modern-day Bill of Particulars is the context of yesterday's occupation of the Capitol Building, and it will determine our foreseeable future.

 

The Consequences

One outcome from this is that patriots must reevaluate our relationship with the police. Almost all of us generally favor the police, have some type of "Blue Lives Matter" sticker, or a "Support our Police" yard sign, or even a US flag with one of the stripes painted blue. We continued to support them even when they allowed Milo Yiannopoulos to be chased by rioters from the campus of UC Berkeley, the home of the Free Speech Movement. This support continued through the riots they allowed to happen in Portland, Seattle, and other major cities. The police have been given the moral equivalent of a blank check, and they cashed it.

Another consequence is that the Republican Party has been given a well-deserved black eye. Between the stimulus bill debacle, their willingness to throw President Trump under the bus, and their unwillingness to investigate this fraudulent election, they have failed everybody in this country.

Speaking of Cuckservatives, Vice President Mike Pence, the largest cuck of them all, could have stopped all this. There is more than sufficient evidence indicating that the 2020 election was massively fraudulent, and what Pence needed to do was state that fact and initiate a thorough audit of the votes, a review of the voting equipment, and a review of the governors that implemented mail-in voting without the required legislative approval.

Instead, that coward caved. He was working under the mistaken assumption that he has a future in politics. He doesn't, but he surely arranged to have a golden parachute.

One must ask whether agents provocateurs were involved and patriots must now be on guard for this possibility. If patriots were acting alone, would we have occupied the steps of the Capitol? Yes, and proudly so. Would we have scaled the bleachers? Maybe so, maybe not. Would we have broken into the rotunda? Absolutely not.

A good friend of mine compared yesterday's events to the Storming of the Bastille. If agents provocateurs were involved, then the proper parallel would be the false flag operation at Gleiwitz. Either way, the establishment response will parallel the German's reaction to the Reichstag fire or the American response to 9-11.

Ultimately, yesterday's events supplied direct proof that the Right is willing to fight for what we believe. We have been in a war in this country with Leftist ideologies for a long time, yet only one side was fighting. Very much of what the Right does is merely posturing and bravado, unfortunately.

This allowed journalists and media personalities to slander, and businesses to commit the fraud that is deplatforming. It allowed district attorneys, judges, and politicians to commit fraud and treason. This is all because they are all cowards who are afraid of implied or actual intimidation from the woke mob. They knew that the Right would only verbally defend them, and that the Justice Department wears rose-colored blindfolds.

Yesterday's events (regardless of involvement by any agents provocateurs) prove that we can indeed fight. We put all of the establishment on alert - they can no longer act with impunity. We eliminated the safe space afforded by the middle ground, and that their time is up.

 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Last Fourth

We remember important first events - the first time you met the person who will become your significant other, the first words and first steps of your growing child. We also remember important last events - the last time you visited your alma mater, the last time you spoke with a dying parent.

Some events, though, are taken for granted - we didn't correctly identify the importance of an event until after it happened - so we remember neither the first nor the last time they occurred.

For example, my ex significant other and I always used to drive at least an hour to some random small town just to have pizza for dinner. The particular town or restaurant didn't matter - all small towns have good local Italian restaurants. What mattered is that we did this together, and that we enjoyed it. It was such a simple thing, and neither of us at the time realized how important those weekly outings were. For that reason, I cannot tell you the name of the town or restaurant we first ate at. I thought these road trips would go on forever, and now that he and I are separated, I can't remember the last place we went to. All I know is that there was a first town and restaurant and a last town and restaurant, and that there will be no more such road trips.

The same goes with holidays, Independence Day in particular. I have a childhood memory of my first fireworks show: the symmetry of the explosions, the three-dimensionality of the trails of sparks, how the bursts looked like flowers, only loud! At the time I didn't know why there were fireworks on that day, the Fourth of July, but I knew that that day must be important.

Years and years later, I also recall the last fireworks show I attended, which was in 2010. In the time between the first fireworks show and that last one, I became extremely averse to their sounds as well as to crowds. This may sound stupid, but there it is.

In an attempt to cure myself of this, I attended the 2010 Fourth of July celebration at a beach town in Maryland. I arrived very early, found a place on the beach as close as possible to the fireworks launcher, laid back on my towel, stretched my arms out, and watched. By the end, I was tired from the conscious effort needed not to move, and my hands were sore from grabbing the sand and towel for dear life! As I returned to my car, several strangers on the boardwalk asked if I was OK. I wasn't, but it didn't matter, for I made it through the whole thing.

This brings us to the Fourth of July 2020. Most large fireworks displays were cancelled because of the China Flu. Even if they weren't canceled, the meaning of Independence Day has changed for some Americans. Instead of being a time to celebrate our freedom, for them it has become an occasion to disparage our country.

There are three groups of people doing this.

First, there are the gay rights activists. They claim that homophobia exists, but to justify this they must add letters to what used to be only LGB. By doing so, they drop the idea that what makes a gay person gay is who he or she is attracted to, and replace it with an "assigned gender preference." They elevate fetishes to the status of sexual orientation. They also make a lack of self-awareness into an orientation, calling such people "transgender," "non-binary," "questioning," "pansexual," or "gender fluid". Further, some of them are attempting to normalize pedophilia, saying that the adult participants in this are "minor-attracted people" and trying to add a second "P" to the ever-growing initialism of non-cis-heterosexual "orientations".

Instead of "LGBTTQQIAAP," activists should save time and letters just by using "ABS" - anybody but straight.

With each letter added to "LGB" and each color added to the rainbow flag, someone claims a victory. But victories are meaningless when the opposition is negligible and the cost of losing is nonexistent.

If they want a true victory, these so-called activists should attempt to end the lawful execution of gays in Muslim countries. But they won't even try, since they are convinced that all cultures must be respected.

Then there is the Black Lives Matter movement, which is composed either of guilty white liberals or people looking for any opportunity to loot and burn. Black lives matter to them as long as it is a black man who was killed by a white cop, or if the black in question votes for the Democrats.

Of course there was slavery, but we fought a war to end it. The people who claim racism still exists are the same ones rewriting the history of the Civil War and destroying monuments describing that war. BLM continues to fight a war that ended in 1865 while completely ignoring the fact that slavery is still common in Africa and that there is an active slave trade in the Arab world.

Finally, there are the socialists calling themselves Antifa. They despise capitalism while living off their parents' trust funds and organizing their permanent revolution by using capitalist-made computers, all while enjoying overpriced coffee at Starbucks.

These modern-day Trotskyites operate in a logical and historical vacuum, ignoring the mass genocides that occurred in the countries governed by the very leaders that Antifa idolizes, all while favorably comparing themselves to American D-Day troops.

The commonality to these groups is that their members don't know how good they have it, and they have to invent nonexistent enemies to aggrandize their otherwise unremarkable lives. They are fueled by a vacuous education system, encouraged by their over-indulgent parents, enabled by left-wing politicians and judges, and operate unopposed by spineless cuckservastives.

The people doing this denigration are either ignorant of our history or were taught a straw-man version of history. We're the country that built the Transcontinental Railroad in only six years. We conquered the Axis Powers in under six years. We landed men on the Moon nine years after Kennedy set the direction. We've cured diseases, invented technologies, raised the standard of living for everybody. We're the ones who coined the term "self-made man," and many of us live that American dream.

These same people who deprecate this country have the whole world in their pockets, literally, either in iPhone or Android format. Yet the best they can do is defecate in their own kitchens.

Given all this, one must wonder if the July Fourth that ended a few hours ago is indeed the last Independence Day we'll see that hasn't been eviscerated of content and celebrated only out of habit.

While all the local fireworks shows were cancelled, some individuals at nearby apartment complexes decided to have their own shows. This is America at its best - private individuals taking up the slack left by our spineless representatives. I went to one of these apartment complex shows; while the crowds weren't very big, the noises were still nerve wracking. For if this is to be the last real Fourth of July, I want to experience it, and I want it to hurt.

Friday, July 3, 2020

No Burka, No Hijab, No Service

The recent pandemic and rioting has lead me to frequently ask the following question: "Is there no shit you will not eat?" It is sort of a line out of an e e cummings' poem, and I'm not the only one asking this.
 

Rise of the Karens

State and local governments’ responses to the China Flu have led to the rise of the “Karens.” These are people who have gorged mightily the propaganda coming from media, politicians, and supposedly credible medical organizations, and who aren’t afraid to impose their will on those of us who realize that the China Flu is nothing but a sham pandemic – a shamdemic.

These Karens are to be derided not only for their uncritical acceptance of the details and timing of the shamdemic but also their unwillingness to let others act according to their own best judgement.

Karens are nothing new. In previous times they were called by the more accurate term: collaborators. But we are living in an age where honesty is seen as aggression, and truth must be sugared over or else be rejected as hate speech.
 

Narrative Collapse

What fuels the Karens' control freak binge is not only the relentless social programming coming from the media and left-wing politicians, but also the gaping holes in the stories. Inconsistencies and absurdities became clear very early in the shamdemic - and these weren't just the usual "fog of war" uncertainties but ongoing narrative revisions and obvious political jockeying made by people wishing to frighten a nation and who assume Americans have no memory beyond the immediate now. Not only history being rewritten, but current events are being reworked in a feverish quest to find something that sticks.

Examples of the inconsistencies include:

The public policies based on these inconsistencies and ordained by our representatives have done nothing but reveal their incompetency and expose their contempt and malevolence towards those that elected them.

Prisoners were released under the excuse that keeping them confined would increase their risk of becoming infected. Masks apparently don't work inside prisons. As can be expected, many of these released prisoners immediately repeated the kinds offenses for which they were originally being held.

Companies that were deemed "inessential" were ordered closed, unless, say, a governor had a personal stake in the business, for example a "life-sustaining" cabinet supply company.

Most damning of all was the decision by several states to move patients with China Flu into nursing homes, senior care centers, and similar facilities. One nurse at a nursing home in Illinois said, "our patients are dropping like flies." New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo understood the danger, stating that illness would go through elderly patients like "fire through dry glass." He ordered nursing homes to accept China Flu patients anyway. Nationally, the number of nursing home deaths has been reported to be 16,000.

Of course, putting China Flu patients into nursing homes is acceptable for us commoners but not for the ruling class - Pennsylvania's secretary of health Rachel Levine (formerly Richard) moved his mother from a nursing home into a hotel as the death toll rose. Richard was the one that allowed nursing homes to accept China Flu patients in the first place. Stunning and brave, Richard, stunning and brave.

These acts are criminal, and hopefully the governors and secretaries of health who implemented all this will receive the swift and severe retribution that they are due.
 

The Magical Virus

Meanwhile the magical powers of the virus causing Szechuan Sickness continue to expand!

The virus is attracted to small businesses, churches, weddings, and funerals... unless the deceased was a black man killed by a white police officer. Then multiple nationally televised funerals with dancing pallbearers and horse-drawn carriages are safe, because the church doors are marked with the blood of a fentanyl user who also tested positive for the Mandarin Malady.

The virus knows not to infect people who "social distance" (what an oxymoron!) by standing 6 feet apart (not 5'11"), except at certain types of protests. The Asian Affliction is attracted to shutdown protests and Trump rallies, and it is able to be detected without waiting for the usual 14-day incubation period to elapse. BLM and Antifa riots, however, have the Cantonese Contagion's approval, as well as the approval of least 1000 health professionals.

In fact, BLM protests actually may have slowed the overall spread of the virus. All hail the woke virus!
 

The Timing

Then there is the timing. The governors and mayors who are most adamant about keeping their states in lockdown or who devise the most circuitous staged reopening plans are Democrats. Amazing, isn’t it, that the China Flu began getting press almost immediately after the impeachment proceedings against President Trump fizzled. Then the George Floyd riots began just as the press realized that people were experiencing Covid-19 “burn out.” Now that the riots have mostly stopped, Covid-19 coverage has increased, with a focus on squaring away the importance of “social distancing” with the proximity of the rioters to each other.
 

But Back to the Karens

All of this – the narrative inconsistencies, the stupid policy decisions, the timings, as well as the fact that not many people directly know anyone who has had the China Flu – should give people reason to be just a little skeptical, and everybody should be outraged at the nursing home deaths. The Karens aren’t, for Karens don’t have time for suspicions, common sense, logic, the evidence of the senses, or for outrage beyond their own indignation – they’ve got religion, and they are oftentimes the same people who believe in global warming cooling climate change, a theory that has not produced one accurate prediction over all the decades it has been in existence.

For everybody else, all of this is a bill of particulars.

Some people would excuse the Karens by claiming that they are just exercising their freedom of speech. Notice that these apologists only allow Karens to use their First Amendment rights, and when the Karens do so, it frequently is in the form of either muttered insults or explicit threats directed at the no-mask wearing people and their families.

Unmentioned by the apologists is the harm that Karens do: some states maintain "snitch" websites that allows Karens to report individuals and businesses to state authorities for violating the dictates, or for companies to report employees for unemployment fraud. The state authorities can then take action, especially against small businesses.

On several occasions the snitch lists have been published. The Karens were incensed - how dare the businesses and individuals they reported have the right to face their accusers!

After she was exposed for using Missouri's snitch website, one sniveled "I'm not only worried about COVID, I'm worried about someone showing up at my door, showing up at my workplace or me getting fired for doing what is right." Welcome to the club, Karen. One would hope that the level of fear implied by that individual would lead to just a little character improvement. It won't, for when Karens get called on their bullshit, they turn all Manga eyed like that one did, and if you turn your back on them for one minute, they will revert to their old informant ways.

Never asked about these informants is whether they have ulterior motives: it is easy to foresee situations where one business owner may snitch on another, thereby using the power of the state to gain a competitive advantage that the informant's ability and determination never will provide.
 

Corporate Karens and the Problem with Masks

Karens aren't limited to being individuals - there are corporate Karens, too. These are businesses that not only meekly cooperate with the dictates coming from local and state governments, but are enforcing them on their customers and employees as well. And the companies insist of calling these dictates "laws" instead of what they are: orders.

This happens in particular with the mask orders.

The most common defense of businesses that require their customers and employees to wear masks is this: "No shirt, no shoes, no service wasn't affecting your rights. Neither does no mask, no service." When you call these apologists on their bullshit, the response is always "well that's very progressive of you, it is their private property after all." They no doubt say this while sipping the Libertarian equivalent of a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino.

This is not only the most common defense, it is also the most disappointing, for they might as well be saying "no burka, no hijab, no service." Companies wield powerful economic and social forces and are in some ways and some situations as powerful as armies. To insist that we wear rose-colored blindfolds to this fact is criminal, and it is a gateway to innumerable abuses.

One has to wonder how far these apologists would go with this excuse: should government or semi-government offices have the same right to refuse you service? What if all private businesses of a certain type all decide to deny service? Are your rights still not being infringed?

And there's this: some cities and states, like New Orleans, are requiring companies to have their customers and employees participate in contact tracing. Logically, the apologists must still excuse this by saying "they're private companies, they aren't infringing your rights."

Again I ask: is there no shit you will not eat?

Perhaps these apologists may have good (though not well reasoned) intentions, or they may be "going along to get along," or they may just be cowards. Regardless, the result is inaction on their part and criticism of those who refuse to be inactive.

Let's analyze the "private companies get a pass" remark: the ownership of a particular business is not in question. What is in question is the propriety and overall wisdom of their enforcement of Peking Plague ordinance.

It is not a company's job to enforce dictates on their customers or employees - a business doesn't come with a badge. Law enforcement is and must solely be the responsibility of the police, and the China Flu dictates are orders, not laws.

"But, but, but... does that mean Christians should be forced into baking wedding cakes for gays?" Nope, for they (the Christian bakers) aren't acting as collaborators or dictate enforcers.
 

What to Do?

What responses are warranted by those denied entrance or service for not wearing a mask, not maintaining "social distance," etc.? Are we to simply fold like one of Ron Paul's cheap suits?

One proper reaction is to use "the power of the purse," but it must be done in an effective manner, not merely as lip service.

Do not simply go to another store. Make sure that the store denying you entrance or service knows that you are not going to be purchasing from them because they are in bed with fools. If you make it to the cash register and are denied service, make them understand that it is they who will be the ones returning the stock to the shelves, and why they will be doing so.

This is the real power of the purse: you have to make sure the business not only knows they are losing money, but why they are losing money. Otherwise all they see is a small downtick in revenue when they do their books, and they can easily explain it away as random.

Another approach is to protest outside the homes of health officials, or to dox them. According to one report, these actions have caused some officials to resign their posts out of fear for their safety. Good.

Coordinated actions are possible too: go mask-less shopping with friends, participate in boycotts and class-action lawsuits, etc. Coordinated actions can fail, but individual actions will always result in at least a small victory.

Whatever the approach, make it expensive for them not to accept your money. Make those businesses understand in concrete terms that your patronage is not a given, and that their actions will come at a cost.
 

Conclusion

The immediate goal of the scamdemic is to cause division.

In day-to-day terms, ask yourself how many calm and rational in-person debates have you had with people who hold the opposite views on the China Flu? Before the shutdowns and the masks, it was an almost daily thing with me. The last one I had was with a dental technician whose office was shut down and who now works at a convenience store. With the coming of the masks, every interaction - if interaction was even possible - has become either an enforcement act or a shouting match instead of a healthy debate.

How much of the unemployment, the business closures, the economic suffering, and most importantly the level of political animosity and vitriol would we have now if companies didn't blindly follow these orders? Animosity and vitriol are the thing we should be most concerned about because we are now much closer to mass civil disorder or even civil war than we ever were over the last 12 years. Masks are just one more wedge issue used to divide and conquer us.

A second goal is to swing the 2020 election. The one accomplishment that even leftists cannot deny is the incredible economic prosperity that resulted when Trump began to roll-back policies of the previous several administrations. The shutdowns have thrown millions of people out of work (the "inessentials") and have forced the shuttering of thousands of small businesses - some forever, thus ending this prosperity.

The ultimate goal of the masks, the shutdowns, and all the rest is to normalize fear and instill control. The concrete symbol of the control is the mask, and it signifies submission. The enforcers of the control are collaborating companies, their employees, and the Karens.

That is to be the new normal, something that must be resisted at all costs.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Or What?

The mainstream media's coverage of the large riots occurring in cities has been very superficial and "safely reported," meaning that reporters are behind or within sight of the police, or reporting from news helicopters. The TV news crews show burning vehicles and stores being looted, and they describe the local police as being "busy" or "occupied with protecting buildings, people, or themselves."

The words “busy” and “occupied” are incorrect. The right word to use here is "overwhelmed".

In Minneapolis, police are overwhelmed to the point that on Thursday the rioters took over the 3rd Precinct station, looted it, and set it ablaze. Afterwards, the rioters set-off celebratory fireworks and participated in self-congratulatory fellatio, all while taking selfies in front of the burning building. This is not what mainstream media would show, but you can see the events live-streamed by sympathizers or participants.

Minneapolis is not alone. Police in LA, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, etc., are also overwhelmed.

The media downplays these events. For example, the Minneapolis Star Tribune has only today just started describing the events in Minneapolis as riots, after four days of rioting. A MSNBC reporter described the riot as "mostly a protest" while standing in front of a burning building.

And then there's CNN, the apologist for all things left of Jane Fonda. Their building in Atlanta had windows smashed and their logo defaced. Why? At a press conference with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, rapper Killer Mike explained it like this:

"I love CNN. I love Cartoon Network. But I'd like to say to CNN right now: karma is a mother. Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people so fearful, give them hope."

The media as well as the rioters themselves are quick to mention that the riots are over the death of George Floyd. The problem is, the officer involved in his death was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter and has been arrested, thus removing the rioters' casus belli. Yet the rioting continues. Maybe they think that if they keep looting and burning, the charges will be increased to first degree murder?

In response to all the destruction and mayhem, the mayors and governors of these Democrat-run cities and states do two things: they shift the blame, and they tell people to go home.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (also known as Mayor Groot) tried to lay blame on President Trump, saying:

"he wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders, to throw red meat to his base. His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges. We can absolutely not let him prevail. And I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U."

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz implied in one press briefing that white supremacists and drug cartels "are trying to take advantage of the chaos." Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey made similar claims.

In another press conference, Walz goes on to describe the geographic origin of the rioters: "I think our best estimate right now that I heard is about 20% is what we think are Minnesotans and about 80% are outside." How did he determine that percentage? No reporter asked him that question.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter stated that 100% of the rioters arrested in his city were from out of state, but he then retracted that claim when presented with jail records that showed otherwise. Walz has not yet issued a statement.

External actors are no doubt involved, but no mention is made of the obvious agents provocateurs: Antifa and other left-wing groups.

Regardless, the media has caught on to this, and it has been echoed by clergy and various mayors, such as Philadelphia's mayor.

What do the governors and mayors advise? Governor Walz says "We want them [the rioters] to do nothing more than to go home. We don't want them arrested."

He doesn't want them arrested. He wants them to go home.

What if the rioters don't go home?

The mayors announce curfews.

"Or what?" say the rioters as they continue to riot past the curfew.

The police then threaten to use teargas if they don't disperse.

"Or what?" say the rioters, as the teargas causes them to disperse from one location and reconvene their riot somewhere else.

And on and on and on.

Democrat mayors and governors propose that people go home - the conciliatory tone signals their "concern" for people, people who have for months been staying at home and "social distancing" over the China Flu. The politicians believe that these soothing words provide (aid and) comforting warm fuzzies to everybody. The mayors and governors want reconciliation at all costs, even if it requires compromising with evil.

Those words offer no comfort, for the rioters will always say: "or what?"

Further, they undercut their own desire to maintain peace. For example, at a news briefing with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the police commissioner (and her fingernails), and various clergy held earlier today, the overall tone was this: "we don't want people destroying the city, BUT Philly has a track record of racism and bad police practices."

Someone needs to tell them that the word "but" negates what came before. In other words, they want their city destroyed.

To tell people - the people who are actually protesting the death of George Floyd - to "go home" is to tell them to surrender.

The mayors and governors call for inaction and appeasement when what is really required is decisive action.

Instead, tell the residents NOT to go home. Tell the legitimate protesters that they need to stop the rioters. If the residents care about their city, then they must defend it. They must defend themselves, their family, their own property, their own businesses, and those of their neighbors - remember, the police are overwhelmed.

Most importantly, they must ensure that the agents provocateurs are stopped, at whatever cost.

The best defense is self-defense. Or as one armed counter-protester said: “Before there were cops, there were just Americans. So, here we are.

Of course, this counsel would cause the media and the liberals to hyperventilate. "The people are taking the law into their own hands," they would whine and complain. But, how is this whining any different from what they do every other day?