Thoughts On Charlottesville

I spend most of my day dealing with politics. So much so that I try to avoid it completely on the weekends. In fact, I now spend so much time writing politics that I don’t have much time for fiction right now, except on the weekends.

Unfortunately, the events in Charlottesville, VA yesterday need to be addressed.  I did touch on it on Facebook last night, but there’s more and it needs to be talked about in more detail.

First, while I disagree almost everything they believe, the crowd that gathered in Charlottesville, VA had every right to peacefully assemble as they did. They had permits required, and thus were free to do as they did.

I’m pretty much a free speech absolutist. I believe unless the most vile among us are free to speak, none of us are truly free to speak.

In that regard, what happened in Charlottesville was a beautiful example of liberty.

Too bad that’s where the good stuff began and ended. Continue reading “Thoughts On Charlottesville”

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A Note On Alexandria

At the risk of saying, “Told you so,” I want to address a few things about yesterday’s events in Alexandria.

Yes, I did say violence was coming, and I did note that it would be this kind of thing. I hope and pray that this is actually isolated and nothing else will happen, but I’m not holding my breath.

I also hope no one from the political right decides that since leftists have started shooting, it’s open season. I can easily see that happening as well.

What I will say is that I’m glad that the only loss of life was the terrorist–and that is exactly what he was–who initiated the attack. Seriously, screw that guy.

This isn’t a good thing, and I really don’t like being right. I hope that history shows me to be more paranoid that prescient. We’ll have to see, but I’ll keep hoping and praying in the mean time. I’ll also be praying for all those injured during the attack.

To those who are rejoicing over this, or saying that the victims deserved it because they’re Republicans, I kindly invite you to perform anatomically improbable sexual acts upon your own person with the aid of a motorized wood cutting device that utilizes a sharpened chain operating at peak levels, preferably one where the chain is heavily oxidized and covered in goat semen.

If you are one of those people, shut the hell up. Otherwise, you’ll be to blame for the next attack.

On a completely different note, in addition to political writing and fiction writing, I’m working on a new project that should be fairly interesting. Yes, it ties in with some stuff mentioned on this blog, namely trying to become “hard to kill,” but I don’t want to get too deeply into it.

Later today, I’ll be working on testing some equipment that I currently own to see what will work best for the initial phases.

That’s right, this isn’t a writing project. Stay tuned to find out more later.

Assault On Conservative Columnist. Is It Just The Beginning

I really don’t want to feel paranoid, but a while back I pointed out that I could see people like me, people who do political commentary for a living, as potentially being targeted for violence by leftist nut jobs.

Now, I’m not the only one who believes this is possible, but I had a fair number of people show up here to tell me, basically, that there’s nothing to worry about. Antifa is nothing but a bunch of cowards.

Well, yesterday I saw this on Twitter. The victim is Andrew Bolt, an Australian conservative columnist.

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Now, first let me say that I do enjoy watching Mr. Bolt deliver a sound beating to the little punks. They deserved that and far more.

However, let’s take a look at what happened. A conservative commentator was targeted for things he said in the line of doing his job. Because he said things they didn’t like, they targeted him for a violent attack.

That’s not too different than some of the things I predicted as possibly happening here in the not too distant future. Continue reading “Assault On Conservative Columnist. Is It Just The Beginning”

The #FightFor15 Crowd Gets It Appallingly Wrong In Tweet

If you ever want to weep for humanity, spend some time on Twitter.  Seriously, I see stupid from all political stripes including some from people I actually like as a general rule.

However, today I saw this tweet in the whole #FightFor15 “debate.”

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If you no nothing about economics or business, this probably sounds like a solid argument, but there’s so much wrong with this one tweet that it’s going to take an entire blog post to discuss it. Continue reading “The #FightFor15 Crowd Gets It Appallingly Wrong In Tweet”

The Role of the SJW and White Identity

The social justice warrior is a particularly insidious breed of leftist. While there are liberals you can respectfully disagree with and remain cordial, the SJW isn’t one of those. Further, with their constant screeching of “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobe,” they make it clear that unless you toe their line, they’re not remotely interested in listening to you.

However, I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the great fears of the SJW: The rise of white nationalism and white identity.

 

White nationalism and white identity movements have been traditionally associated with racism, and I’ve seen nothing I can recall that leads me to believe they’re anything but racist today. SJWs are freaking about how these groups seem to be growing* and are desperate to do something about it.

Too bad they don’t realize that it’s their own damn fault. Continue reading “The Role of the SJW and White Identity”

The Pot Is Boiling

When I talked about tense times, I had a number of people comment that there wasn’t really anything to worry about.  After all, we have all the veterans, the government, and most of the guns. However, my point was that any coming war wouldn’t be like the 1860’s.

Apparently, I didn’t communicate it well.  What I was talking about was stuff like this: Continue reading “The Pot Is Boiling”

Why You Should Never Take It At Face Value

Yesterday, I watched this show on Netflix called “The Pyramid Code.”  I was looking to see if I could glean any story ideas from it since a type of pyramid appears in some of my current series (or, will, I should say).  However, I came across something else worth talking about.

For example, one of the “experts” shown on the program is Dr. Carmen Boulter from the University of Calgary.

Now, some of the stuff in the program sounds really cool, but I wanted to see what Dr. Boulter’s background was.  I could hardly believe the line of reasoning presented in the program was something being seriously believed by egyptologists, even a minority of them. Continue reading “Why You Should Never Take It At Face Value”