Thursday, March 17, 2022

I Hate Packing

 I hate packing.

This morning I  was packing for a family reunion in Costa Rica, all alone at the airport in an outdoor cafe with round glass top tables and white wrought iron chairs and people in white short sleeves relaxed all around me drinking tropical drinks and smiling and conversing lightly and smiling my way, and green plants growing up between the cement floor tiles, five shoulder bags stuffed full and frantically trying to figure out how to get them down to two carry ons which was tough because they were all full of I know not what when I realized I could cram them all into one big suitcase and hyperventilating bug eyed when I realized I was only allowed two carry ons and the big suitcase wasn’t gonna work so I abandoned all hope of packing the chrome yellow cast iron Dutch oven and the blankets and the chrome plated shelf unit and still couldn’t figure out how to make it all work and turned over chairs running for the airplane and then I woke up.

I hate packing.

Friday, December 17, 2021

What Will The Future Bring?

 A response to

“Boise will soon be more like Portland…where ANTIFA is allowed to terrorize its citizens while the police are ordered to stand down.”

I’ve been watching this going on around the country for decades, mostly thinking it was a normal left and right swing of the pendulum. I lived as a kid in suburban Milwaukee when the race riots of the 1960s were going on in what was then called the Inner Core, Spanish Harlem in the mid-1980s when the crack wars were going -a long shot from Harlem proper where the wars were really going, but the building manager opened a trash can one morning and found a drug dealer looking at him, or at least the late lamented’s head doing so. Milwaukee again after that with more of the crack wars, but in the Lower East Side in what was a wonderful walking neighborhood…except in Wisconsin only criminals could carry a gun in those days so walking to and from a movie theater at night meant ostentatiously carrying a 5D cell Maglite to tell urban sophisticates that while I wasn’t invulnerable, pickings would likely be easier from the next person.

The City of Milwaukee’s response to all the killings: shut down the Milwaukee Gun Club, a lakefront trap shooting facility since the 19th century, because shooting league trap causes violent street crime. 

I remember talking about it with family members who lived nearby: their hostility toward the trap club was sanctimonious and intense -and toward me as well for defending trap shooters as unrelated to crack heads murdering store clerks, carjacking at gunpoint, and producing crack babies who cost $65,000 to keep alive their first month- made no sense but was very real. Reality didn’t matter to them: people were being murdered with guns, trap shooters used guns, therefore trap shooting led to gun culture to violence to murder. End of trap shooting on the lakefront.

Then the pendulum swung back toward sanity. The Mariel Boatlift took place, the Miami police chief went public, telling the law abiding to get guns because the police were unable to protect them, Florida became the modern pioneer of shall issue carry permits, and that led the way nationally in what proved to be an amazing cultural transformation over the next forty years. So maybe we can thank Fidel Castro for Americans starting to take the right to carry a gun seriously again,

Now…things feel different. The Democratic Party, which used to be a party of people with whom I usually disagreed on policy but at least seemed then to be rational and patriotic, is controlled by people who have used the peaceful political process to infiltrate and take over every governmental bureaucracy including the school systems, people who outspokenly hate America even as they lie about our history. They hate America, they hate white people, they hate any non-white people who don’t hate white people, they hate individualism, hate capitalism, some even talked publicly during the last election of ‘what we will have to do with Republicans’: re-education camps, prosecutions, prohibiting Republicans from voting. The frothing at the mouth ‘newscasters’ spending four years lying, not daily or hourly but how many times per hour: The President is a proven racist, a white supremacist, a Russian agent, a rapist, he praised the Charlotte white supremacists as ‘good people’, the protests are mostly peaceful even as cities burned, Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist militia member, the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation, as the apolitical FBI buried it for a year and we never would have heard of it if that shop owner hadn’t made a copy of the hard drive and made it public…in time for our Democratic/Progressive friends to shut down the New York Post’s entire Twitter feed during the last weeks of the presidential campaign for daring to break the political story, but spent an occasional 15 seconds telling our friends who trust them that it was Russian disinformation. Go back to sleep.

It all feels very different from the 1960s and 1980s. Corporate control of the news media is far more concentrated today, with far fewer people making policy decisions, with entertainment companies which have massive investments in communist China also owning news companies which must not be allowed to offend the Chinese…even if they wanted to, which they apparently don’t. It feels different today.

In the 1960s big city Democratic politicians tried to put down the riots. Today they praise the rioters, urge people to contribute money to bail funds for those few arrested, and order the police to stand down as their precinct houses are burned. 

What we didn’t know decades ago was how deep the rot in the federal government already went. Imagine that at the height of the Cold War the CIA hired a guy who admitted while taking his lie detector test that he had voted for Communist Party USA candidate Gus Hall for President. Voted communist at the height of the Cold War. No problem. Then eventually made him Director of the CIA.  Wouldn’t that be the stuff of a ludicrous novel you didn’t bother reading to the end? Meet CIA Director John Brennan. Newsweek said “…Brennan's admittance that he voted for Communist Party leader Gus Hall for president in 1976…has regularly been scrutinized by his critics, there is no evidence that he was a member of the Communist Party.”

Ah, well, in that case: Brennan was never a MEMBER, or at least there is no evidence. Nothing to see here. Move along. Or else be branded a conspiracy theorist by Democrat-owned Newsweek. The future Director of of the CIA voted for Gus Hall in 1976: he admitted it to the CIA and was hired anyway. Then he was promoted, eventually to Director.

At the same time, national government dictates to school districts (lest they lose their precious funding) that boys so severely mentally ill that they think they are really girls must be allowed to shower with the girls. Sports associations dictate that boys claiming to be girls must be allowed to compete as girls. And the girls, young women, and their parents complain but accept it.

I’m actually surprised there has been so little violence committed by outraged athletes and parents against the thugs who have taken over. Not a single outraged parent has walked into a school board meeting and gunned down the board, even as rational, informed discourse is denounced by the left as a tool of white supremacy.

What is left when civil discourse and debate are made socially unacceptable because they are ‘racist’? I know of only two things: submission and violence.

One leads to our becoming like East Germany with a corporate/government information gathering and control system which puts the Stasi to shame, the other to war. Corporate ‘news’/social media is already adopting its own version of China’s social credit system: offend the Powers and find your Twitter account canceled even if you are the President of the United States, report on inconvenient news and your Twitter account will be shut down until you submit, New York Post. Are you an epidemiologist who doesn’t agree with Dr. Fauci? YouTube will take down your videos and Facebook will shut you down. Offend Google by writing a memo complete with direct quotes and footnotes from refereed journals, questioning the efficacy of Google’s hiring and promotion practices? You are fired, James Damore, because Google values diversity. And submission. Are you a bank providing financial services to gun companies or an insurance company providing insurance to the NRA? What do you do when you get a letter from the governor of New York saying in as many words that if you continue to do so, that will be taken into consideration when the state regulators next look into renewing your license to do business?

Pardon me for seeing a Soviet system already in place and growing.

The question isn’t ‘Will there be violence?’ Violence is already occurring, from shooting Republicans at a softball practice to burning cities to executing LEOs on the street. 

What I wonder is ‘Will there be a meaningful response in kind, so meaningful that it exceeds the Progressives’ ability to crush?’ That would be a lot of violence, and it might very well not exceed their ability to crush it. Imagine the results of that scenario. I saw the beginning of the Lebanese civil war in the Fall of 1975, and briefly in the Spring of 1977. We don’t want to go there. Guaranteed, we do not want to go there. 

The entire world would pay for America taking itself off the world stage while China and Russia run amok, and there is no predicting what the results of that would be for America…other than that they would not be good.

I had a pleasant fantasy a while back, that when the mayor of a city orders the police chief to pull the police out of a BLM/Antifa riot/looting/arson/insurrection, and the chief complies, some of the police arrest the mayor and the chief for conspiracy to commit riot, looting, arson, and insurrection, and when a judge orders them released, the police arrest the judge as well for the same acts. Repeat as needed.

Unfortunately, in real life the question then becomes ‘and then what?’ In real life we get federal troops brought in to crush the ‘insurrection’ by the police while CNN, MSNBC, WaPo, and the NYT froth at the mouth about the traitors and white supremacists (including the non-white ones), and Google/Twitter/Facebook et al go full propaganda, convincing at least half the country. Then perhaps we get a real hard core East Germany-like America, or perhaps a Lebanese civil war on steroids. Or first a civil war and then a StasiUSA.

So I don’t see any good alternatives, because this doesn’t feel like a simple swing of the political pendulum. The other side has too thorough a command of news, ‘news’, communication, education, prosecutors, the FBI, CIA, and the state and federal bureaucracies. People who control the colleges which are training the future state and federal judiciary, the ‘news’ elite, the communications companies, the future executives of our biggest corporations, seem firmly in control.

So I don’t know what is going to happen over the next twenty years. I’ve long asked a question of those who demand to ban guns, or certain types of guns: In 1910, how many sane Germans would have claimed it was even possible that within the remaining lifetime of an already middle-aged German, the government of one of the most industrially, educationally, economically, and artistically sophisticated countries on earth would build extermination factories and run over six million innocent civilians through them? Yet 35 years later the Holocaust was already over. 

Today the Left dehumanizes their opponents too. ‘MAGATS’: dehumanizing them as insect larva. Some Lefties call for re-education camps for Republicans and their children. Banning their voting. Prosecutions. Throw them out of college. Fire them. Sound familiar? A little bit?

I don’t know what the next couple decades will bring, but geographic sorting is going to continue. Perhaps the response to lefties moving to places like Boise should be to stop being polite to them. Tell them in as many words that they aren’t welcome as neighbors, to go back to the beds they made in California. 

That doesn’t sound like a good way to build a unified community but there may not be a way to do so, because they aren’t likely to leave their neighbors alone: they will take over the local government, and with that they will have respectability and power.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Armistice Day


Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Democratic Party Treason

The entire project to thwart the Trump election campaigns and to throw him out of office, but the most senior officials of the Democratic Party and the most senior officials of the intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, was treason. They conspired to make war against the United States by corrupting the 2016 election, and when that didn’t work they conspired to engage in a slow moving coup under pretense of law. 

The then-President of the United States, the then-Vice President of the United States,  the heads and senior members of the CIA, the FBI, the Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and other most senior Democrats conspired to corrupt the election and then overthrow the President of the United States, aided by CNN, MSNBC, WaPo, the New York Times, and others, all of which spent four years telling their audiences that Trump was a Russian asset, a proven racist, and admitted racist, who praised Nazis, who ‘wants to put y’all back in chains’, who was working for the Russians, when it was they who were working with the Russians. 

And in the case of Hillary Clinton, knowingly and deliberately used an insecure private email server and telephone to conduct official business despite warning from security officials at the State Department, knowingly giving China and other adversaries access to her official emails and phone calls. 

Was that incompetence or was that treason? She isn’t stupid. She knew what she was doing: making sure her correspondence couldn’t end up where it could be examined, and either didn’t care if that gave China access, or wanted that. And then after the emails were subpoenaed she had over 30,000 them deleted and scrubbed. That was a felony upon the felony of using the private email server. No consequences.

Remember what the Cold War was like in 1976? At a time when we were on hair triggers for all-out nuclear war with the Soviet Union, John Brennan admitted to his prospective employer, the CIA, that he had voted for Communist Party candidate Gus Hall for President. And they hired him anyway, and eventually made him Director of the CIA. You can Google for confirmation if that. He’s admitted it publicly. At the height of the Cold War, the future Director of the CIA voted communist.

That tells us how far back the rot goes at CIA. At the height of the Cold War they hired a guy who voted Communist Party USA. Then they made him Director. They knew how infiltration of intelligence agencies works, yet they hired and promoted him anyway.

The entire operation against Trump, who is hardly an angel, was a coup.

They deserve fair trials, and either long prison sentences, or the gallows. Just like the Lincoln assassins.

A Coup in America

 It was a coup attempt, and in the last election it ultimately worked. In America. The heads of the CIA, FBI, the Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, the entire top of the Clinton Campaign. And the Democratic Party operatives who have taken over most of the news services. A coup.

I have trouble imagining what America would be like in Hillary Clinton’s second administration if it had worked early enough to defeat Trump in 2016. I hope these traitors get fair trials and very, very long prison sentences, but I won’t hold my breath. They may already be unstoppable. Or a national Battle of Athens (check Wikipedia if you’re unfamiliar with it, because that’s the county level version of what we’re seeing nationally) which would be about as awful a lesser evil as lesser evils get.

Thursday, November 04, 2021



Friday, February 26, 2021

Chinese Assault Mango

 Totally unregulated Chinese Assault Mango: 

Notice that while President The Donald held office these Chinese Assault Mangoes were too afraid to commit any depredations against America. They knew what would happen.

Now, however, under President Gropey Joe, they know the response will be limited to ‘Hey, come on, man!’ and generous subsidies.

So exactly what nefarious crime did this particular ChiCom Assault Mango commit, and when did it commit it, you might ask?

Yesterday, as I was putting trash in the trash containers, responsibly sorting the recyclables or else, minding my own business, mind you, I was assaulted upon the right shoulder, just missing my jugular, by this dastardly Chinese Assault Mango, which then rolled off into the jungle aka the Bird of Paradise hedge.

Ignoring my wound and charging into the ambush, as it were, I captured the fiend and hauled it off to POW Central, where it shall be interrogated atop vanilla ice cream.

Sic semper mangifera! Thus always to Assault Mangos!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Multiracial Whiteness at the Washington Post

 So lemme see if I get this straight: Multiracial Whiteness knows no racial boundaries. Whiteness is open to all. Whiteness isn’t racial. 

“Rooted in America’s ugly history of white supremacy, indigenous dispossession and anti-blackness, multiracial whiteness is an ideology invested in the unequal distribution of land, wealth, power and privilege — “

In other words, individualist, not collectivist, not Marxist, pro-capitalism. What fiends.

“a form of hierarchy in which the standing of one section of the population is premised on the debasement of others.”

Yep: that’s Marxist. No question. I spent too much time living with German Marxists in West Berlin to miss that. Capitalism is for the purpose of debasing others, unlike Marxism of course, which liberates, uplifts, and revels in...uh...gulags for the Politically Incorrect.

Oh, wait: “Multiracial whiteness reflects an understanding of whiteness as a political color and not simply a racial identity —“

So why call it “whiteness”? Oh...maybe because concepts of individualism and capitalism were developed in Europe, which at the time was white? Therefore treating people as individuals instead of members of an irrelevant collective is racist. Uh huh.

Maybe just because the author is a racist?

“ a discriminatory worldview in which feelings of freedom and belonging are produced through the persecution and dehumanization of others.”

Treating people as individuals dehumanizes them, treating them as interchangeable members of a group humanizes them, like being mad at a particular cop in St. Louis so you shoot five cops in Dallas humanizes them because cops are interchangeable members of the Cop Collective. Check. Got it.

“Multiracial whiteness promises Latino Trump supporters freedom from the politics of diversity and recognition.”

Well, the author did get that right. ‘Multiracial whiteness’ is an unneeded, stupid racist term for ‘individualism’, but OK, I do have low expectations for the thinking processes of collectivists. Really low. Anyone who can look at the 20th and 21st centuries’ history of real world collectivism and real world individualism and conclude that collectivism produced better results for the people at the bottom of the population has meaningful cognitive disabilities. Fully qualified to draw a paycheck at any university or WaPo.

“For voters who see the very act of acknowledging one’s racial identity as itself racist, the politics of multiracial whiteness reinforces their desired approach to colorblind individualism.”

Yeah, individualism and capitalism do that, little racist honeybunny. Colorblind individualism does that. Colorblind individualism is a good thing because treating people as individuals is a good thing. By the way: When are you going to tear down the monument of Martin Luther King?

 “In the politics of multiracial whiteness, anyone can join the MAGA movement“

Do tell: race isn’t very important to individualists. Wow: what a racist concept. I guess you better work to stamp THAT out of existence. 

Oh: yeah: you are.

 “and engage in the wild freedom of unbridled rage and conspiracy theories.”

Conspiracy theories like the Democrats made unconstitutional changes in voting laws in the days before the election, in the swing states? And those changes made fraud easier?

“Multiracial whiteness offers citizens of every background the freedom to call Muslims terrorists,...”

Or to call some terrorists “Muslim” just because that is what they call themselves and tell us in as many words that they base their violence on their interpretation of Islam.

“...demand that undocumented immigrants be rounded up and deported,...” for no better reason that that’s the law.

“...deride BLM as a movement of thugs and criminals,”

Yep, it is. Marxist, too. They say so.

“...and accuse Democrats of being blood-drinking pedophiles.”

Your goblet overflows. It isn’t the Republicans who revere child rapers like Roman Polanski. Read his 13 year old victim’s affidavit, taken a couple days after he drugged her and raped her vaginally and anally. Google it: it isn’t hard to find. Like Democrats who defend him.

This is your Washington Post. What a filthy company.