Posts Tagged ‘bernie sanders’

Why Al Capone Gave Lavishly To The Church

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Al Capone gave generously to Catholic charities in Chicago. Perhaps he wanted to take care a few of the widows and orphans he prodigiously created. St. Valentine was probably pissed over the whole massacre thing and Capone perhaps thought he could tithe his way out of that particular faux pas. No, I’m sure that wasn’t it.

Capone was a smart enough guy to read the fine print. The typical guy who dies from The Syph in The Can isn’t doing very well at not coveting his neighbors’ wives. At least the neighbors’ animals were fairly safe — probably. Then, there’s the whole thou shall not kill clause. It doesn’t ever make it taking The Lord’s name in vain before the whole deal just has to be called off. So why drop a check into the collection plate?

You drop the check in there to make them used to it. It makes them beholden. It’s a tactic called Civic Dispersal which involves buying the means by which they survive as a tactic to protect yourself against societal censure. As long as Capone fed more orphans than he created every week, he could wage The Sophist’s argument that he was a philanthropist and a net benefit to society. Just don’t cheat on your taxes. The IRS could give a flying kangaroo fluck less about orphans. They rarely reach a high enough tax bracket to be interesting. So Capone went down like The Bismarck, but the G-Men who bagged him obviously took notes.

The DNC is using the old tactic of Civic Dispersal to oppose President Trump’s new budget. Pass this vile, greedy ¡RETHUGLICAN! budget, and Meals on Wheels runs out of gasoline.

There are a lot of details to parse through in the budget blueprint Donald Trump released this morning, but you can get the gist of it from one sentence: Donald Trump is cutting Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to senior citizens in need, to pay for his border wall.

Apparently, this charity has been heavily subsidized and can be somewhat effectively held up as a hostage against any reduction to spending in the Department of HHS.

The nationwide Meals on Wheels network, comprised of 5,000, local, community-based programs, receives 35% of its total funding for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act, administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

And of course, DHHS can’t retire a couple of SES-level lifers. The money specifically has to come from Grandma. Cut their funding and Chuckles the Cat isn’t getting that can of 9-Lives. And Bernie Sanders, paying barely over 1/2 the effective tax rate of President Donald Trump, just can’t quite see to selling off one of his three mansions to help poor Gra-ma-ma. Socialists, you see, favor sharing other people’s wealth. Obviously he is a #FakeAmerican with only a potemkin concern for those less fortunate than himself.

And clearly, those voicing concern for the poor elderly fed by Meals on Wheels are no different than The Lord Humongous from the movie “The Road Warrior.” They attempt to use your good will and social concern as a way to control your appetite for government spending. This, of course, must always increase — forever. They are willing to help you out with your dear Grandparents. Provided, of course, that you behave.

As Western Society continues to increasingly turn into the wasteland depicted in the old Mel Gibson flick, there are fewer resources, greater needs and an increasingly harder fight for fewer sheckels of public largesse. Expect the threats to become more and more explicit. And they have to be. They certainly can’t build what’s necessary to live without expropriation.

Your government, is not that different from the infamous Italian-American gangster. They live off the cowardice, laziness, immorality and fear of others. Their power grows in tandem with personal and social dysfunction. When President Trump threatens the racket, the hostages are put on display. Just like the hostages on the hoods of The Lord Humongous’ vehicles. Stand up to these people like Keyser Soze, and the entire crap show crashes down around their ears.

Donald Trump Reveals Just How Far America Has Drifted Leftward

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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From goofball Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, a partial insight into the Donald J. Trump phenomenon:

“Read Trump closely – it is difficult to do, I know – and if you extract his total racist and sexist stupidities, you will see that here and there, where he makes a complete proposal, they’re usually not so bad,” said Žižek. “He said he will not totally dismantle universal healthcare, raise the minimum wage, and so on.”

“Trump is a paradox: he is really a centrist liberal, and maybe even in his economic policies closer to the Democrats, and he desperately tries to mask this. So the function of all of these dirty jokes and stupidities is to cover up that he is really a pretty ordinary, centrist politician.”

The point of the Donald J. Trump campaign is not to assert the far right, but to rebut the Leftward slide of the West, and in doing so, to open the door to the Right if its policies cure the immediate loss and point us in a more positive direction for the long-term future. This is his Alt Right: he wants to restore greatness with baby steps at first.

Much of his success comes from the fact that, despite advocating relatively moderate plans and insisting on commonsense goals like enforcing immigration law, Trump is demonized by The Establishment/Cathedral which fears any deviation from the ongoing Leftist slide toward full Socialism in the West.

The battle the American people wanted in this election was an out-of-the-closet Socialist (Bernie Sanders) versus a libertarian moderate (Donald J. Trump). Instead they get the choice of two very similar candidates, but Hillary Clinton endorses more of the Obama years wealth transfer, race guilt, demographic replacement and big government.

Trump does not ask that we make an ultimate decision, as Sanders and Hillary — who will ensure a third world demographic majority, and these groups always vote Leftist over time — thrust upon us. He is a canary in a coal mine warning that we have chosen a path that leads to ultimate destruction, and by offering moderate solutions, he puts brakes on it without requesting radicalism.

Cuckservatives Care More About Democracy In Iraq Than In San Jose

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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I have something dishonorable and worthy of condign reproach to confess and get off my chest. It weighs upon my spirit and yeah, verily pisses in my happy bowl of Cheerios. It brings me great manshame that must be cleansed. Perhaps with fire or a battery acid enema.

I, JPW, am a recovering Cuckservative.

The road back from the abyss has been a long process. Twelve steps are perhaps not enough. Luckily, the stench wafting from these Cuckservatives, fills the nostrils. The high-pitched, unmanful whine of their cloacae fills the Twitter-sphere and reminds me why Cuckservatism and legitimate manhood stand as truly incompatible. You see there was a riot at a Donald Trump campaign stop in San Jose California. Here’s what “Conservative” Neal Stevens had to say about people getting beaten by the turd-chucking, Sandernista Howler Monkeys.

You deserve to be beaten if you join a movement whose leader encourages the beating or protestors like “in the good old days.” — Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) June 3, 2016

Brave words, Mighty Warrior of ASCII. I’ll bet you’ve never had your sorry @ss kicked once in your adult life. Of course you’ve also never had the guts to publically engage in unpopular opinion. You’ve never been in the enemy’s face. You’ve always been beating your puffed-out manful chest from behind the Twitter avatar.

The Trump movement is no more civilized than the radicals protesting them. They deserve each other. — Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) June 3, 2016

Because Trump supporters burn stuff and destroy things all the time. We’ve got lines of ambulances pulling up after every Bernie Sanders rally because of those awful, lowbred Trump-Whiteys. Oh, wait. They pillage entire city blocks in a manner reminiscent of Genghis Kahn. I mean the best you Cucks can do is Chaka Khan. I’m detecting whinging, Low-T nerd jealously in this entire Twitter binge.

I warned you he was a Nazi. You didn’t listen. Now you have street fighting like Weimar Germany. #NeverTrump — Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) June 3, 2016

Thanks for the warning, Neil. We’ll all keep in mind that anytime you disagree too vehemently with the Left you are too right wing to be a viable Conservative. People like you are why terrorism works like hell. What you and idiots like yourself have done is sent the unhinged left a message in big neon lights. Violence solves things. It solves anything that Lefty is too stupid or disoriented to figure out through ratiocination. It also solves the unholy fvck out of anyone who pisses you off.

At least it does when the NRO “Conservative” keyboard cowards, the Sadducees of the Smug; our wonderful allies in the war of leftism sit on the sidelines and wash their hands of the people publically beaten for expressing an opinion athwart the ongoing, generational march of the American Left. That is the message you have just sent via your Twitter account. When they came for The Hookworm People I didn’t care. They weren’t sophisticated and civilized like me so they just had it fvcking coming.

Please warn us all once more about who truly inheres the fundamental philosophy of violent, despotic totalism. Because we definitely should heed that warning like a war-claxon in the night. Especially when it comes from a guy who lost a primary fight, watches a mob brutalize people who peaceably assembled to attend a political rally and then excuses the violence because of his own impotent bitterness over seeing his faction dethroned. That faction lost due to their own unwillingness to protect those who they claimed to look out for. They offered as much of a defense against Nazis as Petain and LaVal offered the Occupied French.

These Cuckservatives care more for Democracy in Iraq than they care for it here in Amerika if they don’t get their cut of the waste, fraud and abuse. These Cuckservatives care more for an uninterrupted flood of immigrants than they do for the plight and the commonweal of the children born here of the sacred blood and soil of The United States of America. They are to conservatism what Judas Iscariot was to the Twelve Apostles.

I don’t ask anyone’s forgiveness for having out of ignorance served in common cause with these enemies of the true American Spirit. The evil I have condoned and abetted cannot be undone. Reliving past debacles and pondering pointless what-ifs is the domain of the low-energy tribes. Sh!tlords don’t mince around expecting any quarter. I just accept that it fills me with abiding sense of shame and regret that I ever defiled myself by breaking bread with these detestable harlot-spawns.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Acting Like… Typical Communists

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Apparently it is a news flash to American media that Leftists express the same pathology today as they have for the past two centuries:

The convention ended abruptly, descending into chaos that was captured for the world to relive on Facebook and YouTube.

Death threats and vandalism followed, prompting Nevada Democratic Party offices to close on Monday and its chairwoman, Roberta Lange, to release some downright disgusting voicemails and text messages she had received from Sanders supporters.

…Yet looking back at the hundreds of Sanders supporters who descended on a Clinton rally in East Los Angeles earlier this month to intimidate her supporters, making one little girl cry, it now seems inevitable that the same kind of violent eruption would afflict those “feeling the Bern.”

Leftism is an inverse apocalyptic ideology. Instead of warning of an actual apocalypse, it creates false threats to distract from the very real problem of civilizational collapse. Therein lies its appeal: “Don’t do the hard thing. Here is an easy and simple thing that will make you feel good to think about.”

Earth is drowning in seven plus billion people, swimming in pollution, wracked by political instability and humanity shows plummeting IQ numbers. Our present society has gone from a place that produced Beethovens to the relatively-sedate 1950s to a jarring dystopia where everyone is incompetent, every public figure is stupid and most people seem if not criminal at least pathologically opportunistic.

That terror gives momentum to the radical ideology of Leftism, which may be summarized as “forced equality.” Since equality is a nonsense notion, it must be forced. The more that is done, the more social order — which is based in hierarchy and competence — is destroyed, and the more a tidal wave of incompetence tears down the rest. Eventually you get Brazil: a few mega-rich people riding herd over an illiterate, angry, impoverished mass working easy jobs that do nothing important.

The DNC, like the GOP, is a parasitic business. Since it can achieve a monopoly on a certain political inclination, it stops striving for the radical and instead does what makes its audience happy without rocking the boat too much, because its actual business model is collecting donations and lobbying money. The DNC loves Hillary because she will not rock the boat.

But the herd out there, they believe the ideology. To them it is more apparent that Leftism is a spectrum which sweeps from entry-level to full-blown Communist very quickly because there is no logical reason to hold back. If equality is good, it must happen, which requires the subsidy state, which is going to require total control. To the simplified consciousness of the Leftist, this makes sense.

As a result, they want Bernie. Whether he is dishonest or merely crazy, he believes that turning the USA into USSR II is a good idea. His audience — terrified of the decay that seems to be rising uncontrolled around them — just want a friendly father figure to promise everything will be OK and give them free stuff so they do not have to deal with the collapse.

That ideological certainty coupled with the type of desperation that arises from not understanding a problem will drive them to greater extremes. Killing people? No problem: it’s for a good cause. For the Leftist ideologue, everything is a means to the end, which is the only moral good, equality. They will become increasingly violent until they get what they want, at which point they will become victims of state violence.

And so it goes on, this human drama. People react out of fear, and by seeking illusions to address that fear and not its underlying causes, dig themselves deeper into the same hole that produced that fear. When it all collapses, they will find something else to blame and carry on, demanding more Leftism to solve the problems of Leftism, all while believing the type of storybook illusions that if stated plainly would not even fool a child.

Eating The Rich Gives New Jersey Indigestion

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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If you live in the Eastern US, you are probably aware of a sad, sad truth, unless your aesthetic senses are dulled and you are thereby inured. Once you reach about Fredericksburg, VA and start driving north, there is a drab, beaten, burned-over homogeneity to the place. Everything along Route 1 or I-95 looks identically paved-over, burned-out, overpopulated and dirty as sewage. The place sucks clean north all the way to Boston.

And yet this region still endures in vast wealth and power. There is awesome industry, unparalleled intellect, government power and vast reservoirs of wealth. And yet, like a bright and blazing star collapsing from its own omnipotent gravity, the stench of disconsolate failure rises and hangs above the desolate plain. This physical and social sense of desolation was made visible in the economic realm when one rich dude from Jersey decided to cash it, call it a day and head to the beaches of Florida.

You see the rich dude was Hedge Fund Dominus et Deus, David Tepper. The six or so billion he personally raked in every year would get hit with The State of New Jersey’s 9% tax rate on rich little piggies. This gave them lots and lots of money to buy votes and other things. Until Mr. Tepper gave them The Big Trump and yanked the plug on the so-called Garden State.

Mr. Tepper, 58, declined to comment on his move. He does have family — his mother and sister — who live in Florida. But several New Jersey lawmakers cited his relocation as proof that the state’s tax rates, up from 6.37 percent in 1996, are chasing away the rich. Florida has no personal income tax. “If you’re making hundreds of millions of dollars and you’re paying close to 10 percent to the state of New Jersey, you do the math,” said Jon Bramnick, the Republican leader in the New Jersey Assembly. “You can save millions a year by moving to Florida. How can you blame him?”

So Tepper scrapes the leeches off his wallet with a putty-knife. An E-Vil Rethuglican points out some of the obvious. Or as the New York Times belatedly figures out when it commits some journalism, supporting an entire region of the country off of billionaire faux-nobility in a small handful of zip codes doesn’t promote fiscal stability.

In New York, California, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey, the top 1 percent pay a third or more of total income taxes. Now a handful of billionaires or even a single individual like Mr. Tepper can have a noticeable impact on state revenues and budgets.

But wouldn’t all this be fixed if we practiced socialism and just made David Tepper bankroll New Jersey? If we were larping with (((THE BERN))), this would work in theory. But in practice we need to ask ourselves one stupid, little question. Who bankrolls the socialists? Oh yeah…According to Thomas Frank, that would be David Frikking Tepper. It’s all a nice, happy circle. Like an ouroborus!

According to Frank, popular explanations which blame corporate lobby groups and the growing power of money in politics are insufficient. Frank instead points to a decision by Democratic Party elites in the 1970s to marginalize labor unions and transform from the party of the working class to the party of the professional class. In so doing, the Democratic Party radically changed the way it understood social problems and how to solve them, trading in the principle of solidarity for the principle of competitive individualism and meritocracy. The end result is that the party which created the New Deal and helped create the middle class has now become “the party of mass inequality.” In These Times spoke with Frank recently about the book via telephone.

But this is way too self-serving for the Lefties. They didn’t get to be “the party of mass equality” because of any reversible philosophical apostasy. They got this way because they took one look at the dysgenic rabble they had spawned during The Summer of Love and inferred the obvious. No way.

Marxism cannot work. It never worked. At the crux of the latest liberal angst and self-flagellation worthy of Fifty Shades of Bullsh!t, is this realization. They are in the same position Vladimir Lenin found himself back in 1924. To make Liberalism, Socialism, Democratic Socialism or any other bastard offspring of the Marx, Proudhon and Engels gang-bang work, they need a magic recipe that turns chicken sh!t into chicken salad. It doesn’t exist. Liberalism cannot work. Ever. It has to be abandoned for some form fascism or oligarchical collectivism.

At that point, guys like David Tepper have all the cards and hold the keys to all the exits. (((THE PEOPLE))) can want whatever the hell they want. They aren’t going to get it. They aren’t going to get any of it without hard-headed and hard-assed individuals like Tepper who know how to get it. This isn’t the Magic Kingdom of Equestria and David Tepper isn’t going to give you a frikking pony. He will charge you for one. It will cost you an arm and a leg.

If he no longer likes the deal he will walk and you will die. So back up north in Jersey they cry the beloved tax revenue. This isn’t the end. This is just the end of demotism and all its loathsome, solipsistic self-regard. I’m having a hard time feeling any sadness. People that play stupid games win stupid prizes. Meanwhile, the northeastern hunk of Amerika will gradually look even more like it was ridden like Harley and then put away wet.

The Alternative Right Is The Nietzschean Realist Wing Of Conservatism

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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Words, words, words. – Hamlet

Much has now been written on the Alternative Right, with very much focusing on the different groups in this big tent, and very little focusing on the ideas they share and on which these different groups harmonize. In a big tent, many groups come together in awareness that they have little in common, but in the belief that what they have in common is more important than what they do not.

The Alternative Right can be understood best as simply “Nietzschean Conservatism.” Some conservatives talk economics, others religion, and still others race, but few put them all together around a simple idea, which is survival/health/sanity as expressed by Fred “Mad Dog” Nietzsche in his many books. The goal of Nietzschean theory is to return humanity toward adaptation to reality, instead of adaptation to social morality.

Mad Dog’s point regarding The Enlightenment™ was that it pointed us in the wrong direction. Instead of thinking about consequences in the real world, we were thinking about how our actions looked, how unique they were, and the nonsense impositions of “good” and “evil” which reflect the desire of the herd to defend itself from criticism. My addition: that herd-fear is the fear of individuals, in a bundle, and thus the root is individualism not collectivism.

Nietzsche backed away from ideology — decision by appearance so as to motivate a politicized crowd — and looked at aesthetics, which is a way of saying we need to stop looking at minimums in our decision-making and instead turn toward excellence. Many solutions “work,” but for how long, and how good is the result? The leftist utilitarianism fell before his pen-sword, wounded mortally.

As a result, he offered many solutions which are unsatisfying to modern people. He raged against anti-Semitism and blind nationalism, but was a Nordicist who argued for a spiritual revival within our people leading to a restoration of our feral need to conquer. He thought the church corrupt and hollow, but longed for a rediscovery of God through an exploration of inner space. He deplored the Romantics, and yet brought out the best ideas from Blake, Wordsworth and Milton in new form.

The Alternative Right is similarly a mix. It does not make sense, as Ben Shapiro does, to look at the groups involved because those categories do not reflect the individuals involved, or why they are in the Alternative Right. All of us are here because we are Realists and recognize that the opposite of Realism is Delusion, and that Delusion is the default state of humanity and that giving in to it is how great civilizations die.

More than anything else, the Alternative Right is achieving harmony and balance with that issue: The Enlightement™ was craftily-concealed Delusion, and the only solution is Realism as a means to Darwinian adaptation with the added human need for excellence. This of course eliminates all the social moralists, including cuckservatives and others who specialize more in gaming the system than achieving results we can be proud of.

You can see why this is threatening to those who make their money — and this comes down to ducats, shekels, pennies and yen at its core — in mainstream politics are threatened. Realism says we do not need a vast parasite class comprised of politicians, pundits, consultants, strategists, journalists, bureaucrats and academics. We need a few realistic leaders and wise people guiding them, and nothing more.

Even more, the Alternative Right has — to borrow a line from The Wizard Of Oz — looked behind the curtain of democracy, modern capitalism and pop culture. These are phantoms based on mass mind manipulation, usury and pretense of novelty. They are hollow and always have been. The Alternative Right says that our whole path consists of looking in the wrong areas, and points us toward the real areas.

Unfortunately, guys like Ben Shapiro — and Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — have made their careers by inventing clever reasons not to look in those directions. They are the anti-Nietzscheans because their goal is social morality and not realism. They are utilitarians because utilitarianism is measured by social response, and so has been assimilated by social morality. That is how the game is played.

But fear not, Ben and others. The new Nietzschean frontier is easily learned, and you’ll do just fine, when you stop fighting history. Liberalism was a vast detour that our people undertook based on the promises made by Liberals, including neoconservatives. All of those promises have turned out to be wrong or, worse, lies. And now, the reversal has begun.

Venezuelans #FeelTheBern because socialism always fails

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Venezuela blows away Argentina. Venezuela nukes South Africa. Greece, The Ukraine, Spain and the rest had all better lace up their track shoes to escape the El Guapo Beat-down. We regret to inform sports fans around the world that we are not discussing either the soccer or rugby world cup results. This is the Bloomberg Economic Misery Index and the last time Venezuela could even see a foreign object in her rearview mirror; Vladimir Putin was driving his tanks through The Ukraine. As Al Gore used to bloviate, the science on this one is settled! Life in Venezuela sucks because socialism does too.

The SJWs will have you know that my first paragraph wasn’t fair. It also failed to take into account how mean the oil market has been to our brotherly socialists in Caracas. Petrochemical exports make up 25% of the swag Venezuela takes in during a typical economic year and if you’ve been reading JPW, you know this isn’t an auspicious time to be cornering that particular market. So it has to be the oil. Smart guys like Karl Marx invented scientific socialism. It ought to work because its !SCIENCE!

Well, since socialism is so gosh-darned scientific, perhaps we can sit down and discuss some data. Inflation has hit 720%. The GDP has shrunk at an annual rate of about 7.5% per year the past two years. In six more years, that would destroy literally 50% of Venezuela’s national wealth. Anyone sadistic enough to still follow Venezuela creditworthiness predicts that they will make like Greece and ooze out of their debt payments in very short order. This continues to happen despite Venezuela possessing the largest known sovereign reserve of crude oil in the world. As many a heart-broken Boston Red Sox fan has wanted to ask Bill Buckner; “How in the f&^% did you manage that?”

We’ll leave poor Bill in peace. Pascal Emmanuel Gobry explains things quite succinctly for us.

The culprit is clear and obvious: The problem is Venezuela’s authoritarian socialism. The country has had food shortages for many years, because many foodstuffs are price-controlled. If there’s one thing all economists agree on, it’s that price controls lead to rationing. And yet, the government insists shortages are due to greedy hoarders. President Nicolás Maduro has recently taken over a supermarket chain, arguing that it was hoarding. The currency crisis also means that food imports are prohibitively expensive, and capital and exchange controls mean there is often no way to produce the money to buy things even when they are available. Venezuela shows us a sight familiar to those who experienced Soviet Communism — long lines to buy food — in an oil-rich country.

And that doesn’t even get us into how badly Presidente Maduro’s revered predecessor Hugo Chavez schlonged the Rottweiler with respect to Venezuela’s petroleum industry (and anything else he could get his rat-b!@#$%^& hands on)…

Under Chavez, Venezuela nationalized a swathe of industries, including oil projects, and instituted a 50 percent windfall tax on oil profits, driving away oil companies. Sometimes the government just seized them. The government nationalized agriculture projects and major agricultural companies. It has also nationalized several banks and shut down others. It also took over the cement sector and the country’s biggest telecommunications company, as well as utility companies.

Oh, and about all the cheap gas he bragged about CITGO handing out. Venezuela has decided to raise that price in a manner that would win the respect of Martin Shkreli. The price for 1 Liter of petrol just got jacked by 6,200%. But these guys are socialists. They do it because they love the people. So let’s say you’re just an average Jorge from Caracas. What do, Brother? What do?….

Central American Peasantries have an instinct to survive these fecal shows. It kicks in when places like Argentina and Brazil go full Marxian Chernobyl the way The Mammalian Diver Instinct keeps fools and idiots alive who get themselves chucked into icy rivers. If the White Market won’t or can’t meet your needs, you make like the government and resort to corruption. The Venezuelans are unlike the government in the sense that they are competent. Again we hear from Gobry.

Transparency International ranks Venezuela in the top 20 of the world’s most corrupt countries. According to a Gallup poll, 75 percent of Venezuelans believe corruption is rampant at every level of the government. If you were a business owner in a country where the government is seizing companies left and right, you might believe a bribe is the only way to keep your living. Caracas is the murder capital of the world.

So that’s what socialism does for anything that it ever touches. It’s the Reverse Midas Touch. It turns everything into a hunk of lead and then makes you retarded from the lead poisoning. It sucks the life out of everything it touches. Living under socialism is like getting a red-shirt role in a vampire movie – you only get the bit parts. So sadly for the many very decent people trapped in the hell that is now Venezuela, their lives will suck. And make no mistake about it. Life in Venezuela sucks because socialism sucks too. Pray for these poor, suffering human beings. They are learning the hard way what it is like to feel the Bern.

Bernie Sanders 2016

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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What really is the difference between a Socialist, a Communist, a Democrat and an Anarchist?

All agree on one vital principle: we should stop thinking about complex solutions to real-world problems, and instead focus on an emotional/social solution, which is making everyone equal so that we have “peace” and happiness.

Never mind that happiness is a nonsense goal, since the meaning in life comes from uncovering reality, discovering creative objectives and overcoming adversity to make them real. Never mind that “peace” is a stupid goal because the conflict in life is what forces better solutions to win out over the average default, which returns us to the level of our monkey forebears.

And never mind the biggest problem of all, which is that life requires practical and realistic answers that nonetheless aim for higher goals, so that we keep rising and do not regress or stagnate. We do not need ideology about what “should” be, or what we think might produce a better world; we need hard and fast answers based on historical successes.

Would you trust anything else with your own family? If some guy says that, in theory, rattlesnakes do not bite kids, will you then let your children wander among them? If someone says the bridge should hold, do you just chuck caution to the wind and trust it? No: you depend on verified or at least strongly indicated facts, not the social and emotional sentiments of other people (or even your own undisciplined impulses).

When seen in this light, all liberal philosophies belong to the same camp, which is the “discard reality, pursue feelings” agenda. These people are different from qualified and competent leadership in that they pursue these apocryphal goals instead of paying attention to reality. A bad smell accompanies them too, that of self-interest that is afraid to be identified, which as opposed to normal self-interest suggests theirs is parasitic, corrupt, perverse, fetishistic, faddish or otherwise irrelevant to healthy living.

In that light, what is the difference between Bernie Sanders, Socialist, and Bernie Sanders, Communist? Only that when socialism fails, as it inevitably does because it is based in feelings and not reality, it must be enforced, and the socialist candidate turns inside-out his cap so we can see the red star on it, shortly before anyone with an IQ above average is executed so the People’s Revolution can succeed.

Bernie Sanders’ comments on women are not as bad as reported

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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As reported by MRC, Socialist candidate for president Bernard “Bernie” Sanders once wrote an article about men and women, and it included three quoted lines that seem questionable out of context.

In the interest of fairness, let us look at the full essay:

Man — and woman, by Bernard Sanders

A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.

A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.

The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their “revolutionary” political meeting.

Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Nero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspapers with the articles like “Girl 12 raped by 14 men” sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?

Women, for their own preservation, are trying to pull themselves together. And it’s necessary for all of humanity that they do. Slavishness on one hand breeds pigness on the other hand. Pigness on one hand breeds slavishness on the other. Men and women — both are losers. Women adapt themselves to fill the needs of men, and men adapt themselves to fill the needs of women. In the beginning there were strong men who killed the animals and brought home the food — and the dependent women who cooked it. No more! Only the roles remain — waiting to be shaken off. There are no “human” oppressors. Oppressors have lost their humanity. On one hand “slavishness,” on the other hand “pigness.” Six of one, half dozen of the other. Who wins?

Many women seem to be walking a tightrope now. Their qualities of love, openness, and gentleness were too deeply enmeshed with qualities of dependency, subservience, and masochism. How do you love — without being dependent? How do you be gentle — without being subservient? How do you maintain a relationship without giving up your identity and without getting strung out? How do you reach out and give your heart to your lover, but maintain the soul which is you?

And Men. Men are in pain too. They are thinking, wondering. What is it they want from a woman? Are they at fault? Are they perpetrating this man-woman situation? Are they oppressors?

The man is bitter.

“You lied to me,” he said. (She did).

“You said that you loved me, that you wanted me, that you needed me. Those are your words.” (They are).

“But in reality,” he said, “if you ever loved me, or wanted me, or needed me (all of which I’m not certain was ever true), you also hated me. You hated me — just as you have hated every man in your entire life, but you didn’t have the guts to tell me that. You hated me before you ever saw me, even though I was not your father, or your teacher, or your sex friend when you were 13 years old, or your husband. You hated me not because of who I am, or what I was to you, but because I am a man. You did not deal with me as a person — as me. You lived a lie with me, used me and played games with me — and that’s a piggy thing to do.”

And she said, “You wanted me not as a woman, or a lover, or a friend, but as a submissive woman, or submissive friend, or submissive lover; and right now where my head is I balk at even the slightest suspicion of that kind of demand.

And he said, “You’re full of ___________.”

And they never again made love together (which they had each liked to do more than anything) or never ever saw each other one more time.

While some in the media would have us jump all over Sanders for the first two paragraphs, it is clear that he is speaking of a specific man and woman, not all men and not all women, with the figurative characters he conjures. You can see the proof of this later on as he reveals a dialogue between the two. The “a man” and “a woman” from the first two paragraphs become the man and woman, which is a sign that he is referring to a specific pair in those comments.

The contrast he illustrates, between submissive Stepford wives and piggish Lena Dunhams, shows the split that sexual liberation has wrought in men and women. Without trust — a function of chastity — between the two, they are both trying to game each other, each trying to make the other submissive and resisting the demands from the other with piggishness.

From the final two paragraphs, it seems Sanders was heading for Kurt Vonnegut or Franz Kafka territory here. Assessing the quality of his attempt is left as an exercise for the reader, but it is clear that he is not writing a polemic about all men through the example of the man in the first paragraph.

I realize that it is tempting to stoop to the level of mainstream leftist media and become slander machines on the right. However, that leads to nothing but a cheapening of discourse. Wise advice:

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you. — Friedrich W. Nietzsche, Aphorism 146, Beyond Good and Evil

Even though what MRC says — “Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate” — is true, the point is not to stoop to that level. Instead, do away with any media that lowers itself to that standard.

In the meantime, an interesting read from Socialist Bernie Sanders. I don’t know about you, but I learn from history, and pushing around stale ideas like Socialism makes me distrust anyone.