Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Sickness

I'd like to excerpt some of the better quotes from the other Limbaugh, but they're all good and should be read straight through.

Monday, October 29, 2018

party prophecy

Alexander Hamilton was so much more interesting than the musical about him:
Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

...we have already sufficient indications that it will happen in this as in all former cases of great national discussion. A torrent of angry and malignant passions will be let loose. To judge from the conduct of the opposite parties, we shall be led to conclude that they will mutually hope to evince the justness of their opinions, and to increase the number of their converts by the loudness of their declamations and the bitterness of their invectives. An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty. An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good. It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that the noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust. On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.

Friday, September 07, 2018

"Where's The Crisis?"

Andrew Klavan asks:
[America's] economy is booming. Our factories are thriving. Consumer confidence is high while unemployment is at historic lows. We are largely at peace with an unruly world... Racism has been eradicated from our institutions. Present poverty here looks like middle-class life in the 80's. Crime rates remain low. With a little work, you can hope to stay healthier longer than ever before. And you can carry the knowledge of the ages in a phone the size of your palm.

Good times... by the standards of human existence — where One is Nuclear Apocalypse and Ten is Peace, Prosperity and Good Will — I’d say the U.S. is at about a Nine, with an extra half point off for lack of Good Will.

So why is it, when I read or watch the news, it sounds like it’s World War Z out there?

...for all the palaver about [Trump's] being a tyrant, well, after eight years of having a Chicago pol in the White House who misused the IRS, the Intelligence Community and the Justice Department by unleashing them on his political opponents, Trump seems like an icon of Constitutional governance to me!

[Unlike the Trump hysteria, the] Obama nightmares were not supported, amplified and spread by news media, social media, entertainment, intellectual and bureaucratic establishments — all of which are wholly owned and operated subsidiaries of the American Left, working with an assist from the institutional Right.

...Trump not only outsmarted [the beltway and media institution] in 2016, he has snatched the national narrative from their grasping fingers and they are fighting tooth and nail to seize it back. That, and that alone, is both the source and the purpose of the panic in the news...

Monday, June 11, 2018

the difference between life and death

Benjamin Netanyahu says:
The Iranian regime shouts, “Death to Israel!” In response, Israel shouts, “Life! To the Iranian people!”

Friday, June 01, 2018

Who Cares If Democrats Call You Racist?

Michael J. Knowles
"[W]ho cares how Democrats try unjustly to discredit you? Democrats — the party of slavery, Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, black disarmament, among myriad other anti-black policies — have precisely zero moral credibility on racial issues against Republicans, whose party was founded explicitly to free the Democrats' slaves... The economy is booming, the bureaucracy is poised to shrink, federal judges are respecting our laws and Constitution, illegal aliens are being denied entry into the United States, President Trump is resisting extralegal attempts to overturn the 2016 election, and so Democrats are furious. The only tool they have left is to feign hysterical indignation over tweets on news cycle after news cycle. Conservatives shouldn’t take the bait. We owe the party of slavery no explanation, and we shouldn’t covet its partisans’ approval."

Sunday, April 29, 2018

I hope you all fail this test ;)

"social issues literacy quiz for millennials"

doubleplusgood unthink

"In order to connect with the masses, we have to be humble enough to accept that Karl Marx was just a sore loser consumed with envy and greed, and so he reinterpreted human history to fit his personal pet peeves. We have to be open-minded enough to affirm that [Marx's] theory of class consciousness is sheer lunacy that has nothing to do with reality. Furthermore, if we want to free the toiling masses from the chains of capitalist oppression, we have to be unpretentious enough to admit that "class struggle" is a silly conspiracy theory and that "scientific communism" is an elaborate fairy tale concocted by Engels to assuage his guilt at being a successful capitalist entrepreneur."

Read it all at People's Cube

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

When the only tool in your box is a hammer and sickle...

"Community organizing" isn't unique to DNC thugs like Obama, Soros, Clinton, Ayers, Alinsky, etc... (ad infinitum ad nauseam)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bomb City

"Bomb City" is a movie about the death of Brian Deneke , a student at the high school I'd attended in Amarillo a few years earlier. On the recommendation of a couple of friends, I rented this movie to see 1) if it looked anything like the Amarillo I remember, and 2) to see if they got the story right. I honestly expected neither, but was pleasantly surprised to find the filmmakers had done a very good job of both. Most of it was filmed on location, and it presented the unjust brutality in a pretty "fair and balanced" way - unlike most of today's TV/movie/news anti-American propaganda.

And speaking of propaganda...

What really galls me is how almost every review pushes the dogmatic liberal narrative that conservatism is somehow to blame for the death.
  • Wikipedia: "and raised accusations about the social tolerance of the Texan city"
  • IMDb: "the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle... leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice."
  • Hollywood Reporter: "But in hyperconservative Amarillo..."
  • Forbes: "and promptly became a national symbol of the intolerance suffered by those who dress differently than the norm in conservative towns like Amarillo."
  • Apple: " Their radical appearances stir social intolerance within the community... one of the most controversial hate crimes in modern American culture"
  • Austin Chronicle: "Oprah, Dateline, 20/20, Texas Monthly, pretty much all of the big news shows... painted Amarillo as the town without pity."
I'll bet you ten grand that NONE of those sources would dare characterize the hotbeds of gang lawlessness like Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Baltimore, and others as "dysfunctional leftist cities" - which they most definitely are. Between abortion, euthanasia, drug abuse, sexual perversion, rioting, and atheism, modern socialist/communist liberalism has undeniably established itself as an amoral death cult.

To be fair, I totally agree that the people involved in the murder of Brian Deneke should have been held responsible, and that money and privilege (plus Texas' idiotic football fanaticism) caused a massive miscarriage of justice. But continuing that line of thought, Stanley Marsh (indirectly portrayed quite positively in the film) used his own money and privilege to escape punishment for his imprisonment, sexual misconduct, and harassment of teens. Hmm, maybe someone should make a movie about that. (See also the Clinton-Soros corruption machine)

But again, and despite the necessary profanity and violence, ignore the external spin and see this movie.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

freedom of information, act

read it all while you still can: