Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.
Maybe having your life matter to someone else isn’t such a good thing. There is such a thing as a hostile stakeholder. Also, if you make too big a deal about your life mattering more than someone else’s, then maybe the rescue squad doesn’t quite go all in on saving you. I don’t know if someone made a little list like the creepy Japanese Bureaucrat in The Mikado. It’s a bit far-fetched.
The mathematics of six people being tied to a cause and then all dying in short order will tend to appear suspicious. It could also be the company they keep and the life choices they are encouraged to indulge in. Your own choices effect your death rates. Every insurance agency worth its salt will ask you if you smoke before they sell you a term life policy. They aren’t doing this to be mean. They do it to be solvent at the end of the accounting year.
As for the dying Ferguson protestors, I can’t make their life matter. Even if I totally agree with them and feel sorry for all my icky, nerd-boy whiteness. Their decisions, and their decisions alone, determine whether their lives matter. Bad decisions lead to short, ugly lives. Stupid games offer stupid prizes.
Admit it. If your job sucks, and it probably does; then you to want to join The Yang Gang. Newark, New Jersey has signed on to the Utopia Express.
Getting a paycheck for doing nothing could be in the future for residents of New Jersey’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all residents whether they have a job.
So where does Newark get money to do that? They don’t have the money to even fix Newark. If they had the money to begin with, there would be a non-zero probability that they could just fix Newark. I don’t see any repair work going on. This will work about as well as Santa Claus works in real life. It doesn’t. Someone goes to Sears and Walmart and buys all those presents. There is no Walmart big enough to stock all the presents needed for every unrestricted loser in Newark. This is a joke. The ones expecting presents will be very disappointed when the suckers who get taxed out of their butts to pay for this all drive the Interstate straight to PA.
Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke denied using LSD in response to a question about his teenage online handle “Psychedelic Warlord” at a campaign event in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday. Meanwhile the Republican National Committee tweeted a St. Patrick’s Day message reminding voters of O’Rourke’s 1998 drunk driving arrest.
The GOPe has decided that at least certain Irishmen need not apply. Robert Francis O’Rourke has a cute, little Leprechaun hat on his head in this photoshop of his mug shot. It appears Nacho Senator is running out of blarney. Yang Gang take notes. This how you meme against the fake Texican from the prep schools.
U.S. employers listed almost 7.6 million job openings in January, near the record high of 7.63 million in November, a sign that businesses are eager to hire more workers. The Labor Department also said Friday that the number of people quitting their jobs is up, another sign of a healthy economy, because it indicates people are leaving their jobs for ones that typically pay better, the Associated Press reported.
The average worker does not need illegal immigration. The average CEO has read his Marx. Trump is burning through people’s Reserve Army of The Unemployed. This make illegal immigration more and more vital to the business elite. The whole “Fight for 15” crap will be boatraced by events.
Yang explains his pitch for UBI. The rest of the script is a takedown of Andrew Yang. Comedy gold. Well, ok, not too bad considering it’s Trevor Noah.
French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue, and a mother and her child were just barely saved from a building blaze.
Remember how everyone told you The Yellow Vests were a joke? Who is laughing now? I think “Peasants Playing” was how one status quo plodder put it. The AP is no longer laughing. The Yellow Vests haven’t yet set up a guillotine, but they also are not just going away because of a perfunctory acknowledgement from a condescending establishment. Expect the state to escalate their violence against The Yellow Vests. If they can’t crush them with open warfare, expect them to then seriously have to bargain…
Many dissidents suppose the descendants of Europeans in America becoming a minority would be an apocalyptic end. No, it would be the beginning of a new ethny who emphatically and viscerally know who they are. An America that’s 60% European-descended remains in free-market slumber, working their lives away to out-compete the other guy by a few thousand bucks. An America that’s 30% European is a fanatical tribe that engages in aggressive conquest against its blood enemies. As pressure makes loose river sediment into hard rock, it can make a population of mutts into a new pure breed that back each other up and screw over outlanders whenever they can. Americans will become their own European ethnic group alongside Germans or British. There will be no “nation of immigrants” pablum. Everyone will know who Americans are. But first, it is time for America to grow up.
A dystopian view of Amerika that puts mine to shame. Amerika as Secundas Saludas from Frank Herbert’s old Dune novels. Yep, dump all that whale feces and a few billion fish cadavers down at the bottom of The Mariana Trench and first it gets buried in sediment. Than it gets compacted into coal. A little later, when the coal is forced into a tighter and tighter layer of strata the diamond emerges. That, according to Giovanni Donnato, may well be the salvation of the Nu-Huwite-Amerikan.
Tribal unity is forced at the point of the spear. Blacks vote 90% in lock-step because they endured Buck-Breaking during the seasoning process. This applies across all gradiation of blackness from Hafrican-Amerikan to Midnight. Like the Seminoles in The Everglades; they were originally a loose confederation that took in anyone who could constitute another handy swordarm in a fight. The pressures of oppression turned them into obsidion rock.
Donnato predicts the same will happen with causasians and this will lead to the Nu-Huwite-Amerikan. The manner in which this occurs according to Donatto will not turn us into anything that isn’t stupid, evil, blind and dysfunctional like so many of the African-Amerikans he idolizes in his post.
A gunman has opened fire inside a tram and at several other locations in the Dutch city of Utrecht, authorities say. Several people have been injured and one is feared to have died, media reports say. Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed. Counter-terrorism police reportedly say the shooting “appears to be a terrorist attack”.
!DIVERSITY! is increasingly Europe’s strength. They need more immigrants so that the other ones they brought in don’t feel so lonely and isolated. Then they won’t act out so violently. They’ll just execute you under duly legislated Sharia Law. If this guy just had more agency, he’d be chucking the homos off the roof. But only after proper Due Process in a Sharia Court. Because this sort of thing is always better and more moral when it’s done under the aegis of a nation of laws rather than men.
The document is riddled with white nationalist talking points, and the shooter describes himself as a “fascist.” He also castigates Muslims as “the most despised group of invaders in the west.” Yet elsewhere in the document, the shooter describes himself as a socialist, “depending on the definition.” The shooter also declares his support for “environmentalism,” “worker’s rights,” and “responsible markets.”
So the guy who popped off in a Mosque and disturbed The Religion of Peace with automatic weapons fire was one or two Dim Sums short of a Yang Gang Platter. He was also a troll on a mission. He knew two big things about The West.
1) Nobody has the balls to let The Muslims be offended. Not Hollywood, not Wall Street, not any of the financial or political capitals.
2) He knows that the political left is looking to seriously drop the hammer on individual rights throughout the Western World. All they need is a good crisis or three so that they can do this to “protect us” and “for the collective good”.
Thus it comes as no surprise that he wrote the following in his Unibomber-Wannabe Whack-Doodle Manifesto.
As he describes it, his attack will “Create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural, political, and racial divide within the United States.” “This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will eventually result in a civil war that will Balkanize the U.S. along political, cultural, and most importantly racial lines.” Elsewhere in the manifesto, the shooter predicts that his attack will lead to “calls for the removal of gun rights from whites in the United States… that is the plan all along.”
What a hateful, little man. Clearly he thinks the thoughts of a man emotionally burdened by some unpleasant results on bloodwork to measure T-Level. This is Gamma behavior of the worst sort. If the Kiwis really wanted this sort of thing to end, they would categorically refuse to do anything this jerk wanted. But they don’t and they won’t. A disaster like this is just too juicy a hanging curve over the middle of the plate.
Google’s erasing the photograph of Patrick Moore, former president of Greenpeace, from the list of early founders and organizers of the environmental group, is, like the firing of James Damore a couple of years ago, a reminder of why it’s fitting the tech giant dropped its original motto, “Don’t be evil.” Google is just that and then some. It is evil and dangerous. When one company controls the world’s flow of information the way they do and can tilt the argument overtly or, more ominously, covertly in their preferred direction, watch out. We are headed for a new form of totalitarianism.
When a cuck pulls his head free of his cloaca he assumes he has found a new totalitarianism. This is not even remotely new. There is no evil that some corporate drone thinks of that some Leftist didn’t come up with fifty to two-hundred years prior. You see, some Lefty gets an itchy bunghole and writes a screed denouncing a practice. Fifty other leftists or elitist big-wigs then pick it up and run with it.
Karl Marx denounces unfettered workforce movement as a way to staff up a Reserve Army of The Unemployed and future radicals like AOC and Becky Pelosi make open borders a cause celebre. Reserve Armies of The Unemployed tend to vote 90% for the welfare party. Marx denounces (((Jews))) as evil, greedy money-sucking cultural Vampires. The Left elevates Omar Ilhan and Rashida Talib.
Socialist blowhard and author of whiney screeds such as The Road to Wigan Pier George Orwell notes that an omnipotent state can increase its dominance by making certain information vanish. In his most famous novel 1984, he introduced us to the concept of The Memory Hole. Here truth gets burned and is carfully rewritten to be sanitary in the eyes of the state. Today we are more high technology. Google just recodes its searches to bury certain results in the Internet equivalent to The Mariana Trench. You have to practically know the URL by heart and hand-jam it in to ever see the particular data or article in question ever again.
So no, Roger Simon, there is no new evil under the sun. You have discovered nothing that Marx, Engels and Proudhon hadn’t thought up first. Orwell just formalized it a bit and Google upgraded it to capability set 2.0. Today the truth just gets a Google-Nudge. It then swims left. Just like Cthulhu.
This is about what I expected. The FAA just waved this through on behalf of an esteemed client. The MCAS system was the failure mode that apparently caused the crash that killed hundreds and grounded the Boeing jets. Here’s how your government was working for you…
The safety analysis:
1) Understated the power of the new flight control system, which was designed to swivel the horizontal tail to push the nose of the plane down to avert a stall. When the planes later entered service, MCAS was capable of moving the tail more than four times farther than was stated in the initial safety analysis document.
2) Failed to account for how the system could reset itself each time a pilot responded, thereby missing the potential impact of the system repeatedly pushing the airplane’s nose downward.
3) Assessed a failure of the system as one level below “catastrophic.” But even that “hazardous” danger level should have precluded activation of the system based on input from a single sensor — and yet that’s how it was designed.
I’ve seen number three up-close and personal. This is engineering nerd politics at its finest. Sure, we have a failure here. But its not a failure-failure according to Whoopi Goldberg. Let’s just downgrade and close that TIR and move on with our glorious grand debut. Boeing wasn’t unaware of the failures. They and The FAA both agreed it wasn’t a big problem. The blame is spread out all over like the corpses of the lucky air travelers in one particular Boeing 737.
Your tax money hard at work Amerika. It’s like that time back in 2006 when the SEC regulated all those Wall Street mortgage bonds. Oh, wait… It’s amazing how much people claim we need government regulators that are never quite there to save our posteriors when they are actually needed.
The initially polling in The Wisconsin Democratic Primary is looking whiter than that residue on Tony Montana’s coffee table that got sent to the police toxicology lab along with the rolled-up $100 bills. Maybe that’s what 8 years of Barack Obama has done for The Democrats.
This might not be an auspicious omen. A US Army Colonel who spent years doing things with NATO told me he could tell within 96 hours if the Russians ever intended to get serious. He was an MI guy and he spied on Warsaw Pact logistics. During one mini-crisis of the 1980s; people were asking him they needed to find their local bomb shelter. He replied that all the blood banks were still East of The Polish-East German Border. This told him that if The Soviets had started WW3 that afternoon, none of their wounded troops in Europe could have gotten a blood transfusion in a timely fashion and therefore he doubted that the Soviets were dialing up an all-out blitz.
With that in mind, make what you will of this news regarding the armed forces of The USSA.
The head of Army Materiel Command said recently that he is putting a high priority on munitions readiness to make sure Army units are prepared for the next war. “This means having the right munitions – small-caliber to precision munitions – where we need them at the right time and the right place,” Gen. Gus Perna told an audience at a March 14 Association of the United States Army event. “That means we must first ensure that the capability we have here in [the U.S.] can receive, store and issue munitions in a timely, effective manner.” Perna’s comments come at a time when the Army continues to replenish its ammunition stocks as it prepares to face an equally formidable foe such as Russia or China on the battlefield.
One thing an army about to start something needs to have on hand is lots and lots of ammo….
Pat Buchanan annoys me with his weak, optimistic denial of reality. Dual-loyalty is always a euphemism. You cannot serve two masters.
No one is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and he will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24
When you accuse someone of dual loyalty, what you are really doing is accusing them of disloyalty. You can only be loyal to one. Does anyone really believe Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loves Amerika more than she does jihad? Does anyone really believe she isn’t dead-on accurate in questioning the patriotism of (((Jennifer Rubin)))? Or how about (((Max Boot)))?
When FDR interned Japanese-Amerikans he was behaving logically. You could argue he was cruel, but so was Joshua when he put the entire city of Jericho to the sword. There is no such thing as a true hyphenated-Amerikan. They are all in or they are zero in. They claim the hyphen to rake in all the benefits without having to die on the sword or ever renounce anything to gain what they have gained.
!DIVERSITY! makes this problem worse by putting you in an environment where you have a non-zero probability of living next door to your ancient enemies. Then the old loyalties and rivalries come to the fore. Put Omar Ilhan and Jennifer Rubin in a room with just one of what is needed to survive, and they are never going to split it 50-50 and accept a diminished happiness. It will be a fight to the death. Amerika only survives !DIVERSITY! to the extent that we can get Omar Ilhan and Max Boot to split things 50-50 despite the obvious antipathy with which they view one another. I’m not thinking that’s a winning longterm proposition.
When you check out the scorecard, here ya go.
66 Islamic terror attacks
8 Communist terror attacks
1 Right-wing terror attack
But Senator Lieawatha tells us WNs are just as bad as ISIS. She also calimed to be an actual indian. Proud Member of Ward Churchill Nation, no less.
NZ is a nation of laws not men. It has a legal and they feel a moral way of burning books that scare them. Now the things that scare the elite both here and in NZ are different from prior generations, but the ways we can choose to handle them are no different from back when Voltaire and Rousseau were alive.
Different nations deal with this sort of thing in different ways. In the USSA, we make the opposite error to NZ. Big Tech will let you see any defamatory material they want you to. Google “outhouse, Jerry Fallwell” and you’ll be treated to this. But as gross as that particular vignette from Hustler may have been, are we really wrong to let Larry Flynt debase himself as he attempts to slime Reverand Falwell.
On a more positive note, we also haven’t totally run away from what the elites deem unacceptable. Unabomber Manifesto is available right here. The Unabomber may have been another G_D Harvard Man that screwed things up, but his thoughts are a seminal text of dissident idiology in the West. Cheers to BezosBlog for leaving it up for posterity.
Given both our and New Zealand’s perspective experiments in !DIVERSITY!; I’m convinced that the USSA is actually right here for once. You don’t ban what makes your shrinking violets cringe. Just because I can easily find Soul On Ice or The Turner Diaries doesn’t mean I’m going to make either book my new personal Bible.
The people who want to feel pornographic over the mosque shooter video-taping himself slaughtering people will find it and get off on it. The persecution of this footage won’t drive it off the internet. The WaPo actually wins for a change by telling the world what Ted Kaczynski actually thought. It’s up to you if you want to drop off the gird and go live like he did.
Just in case all the bad news made you want to saddle up and ride West…