Looks like his karma is about to run over his dogma. Too bad somebody felt it necessary to redact his name, though. If they’d left it in, we’d know which porch to leave the flaming garbage bag full of shit on every Halloween from now on.
Looks like his karma is about to run over his dogma. Too bad somebody felt it necessary to redact his name, though. If they’d left it in, we’d know which porch to leave the flaming garbage bag full of shit on every Halloween from now on.
I get sorta annoyed with Steyn sometimes, I truly do. I mean, every third week or so I pronounce his latest column one of his best ever, and then…he goes and does another one.
So this time I ain’t even gonna say it.
Most of the news bulletins I’m exposed to are on the radio, as I’m tootling around hither and yon. So it took me a while to discover that what the media call “peace activists”, “anti-racists” and “anti-Nazis” are, in fact, men and women garbed in black from head to toe, including face masks. Thus, as I pointed out on the radio last month, the violence on American streets derives from today’s paramilitary wing of the Democrat Party – antifa – working itself up over yesterday’s paramilitary wing of the Democrat Party – the Ku Klux Klan. Both have stupid pseudo-exotic self-romanticizing names and, as many commentators have observed, both have strict dress codes intended to conceal their identities. From white sheets to black bandanas is a mere fashion evolution: the purpose is the same – to do ugly things one could not confidently do with one’s face known to all.
Yet, as disturbing as antifa is, its romanticization by the respectable classes is even worse. My swaggeringly obtuse compatriot Warren “Catsmeat” Kinsella tweeted:
‘Antifa’ is short for anti-fascist. The only ones who should oppose antifa are fascists.
To which Charles C W Cooke responded:
Exactly. This is why I don’t understand anyone who is critical of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Good rejoinder, I guess, but it ain’t as if a “liberal” like Kinsella would ever really BE all that critical of any Worker’s Paradise, now would he?
But you’d be surprised how far a name can take you. Why, only a fascist would be anti-antifa! As Todd Gitlin explains in The New York Times:
Despite the spurious rhetoric of equivalency, supporters of antifa have, to date, killed no one.
Operative qualifier, of course, being that very slippery “to date.” Not through any lack of trying, either.
Whether or not “fascism” can be defeated through speech, Donald Trump surely can: All you have to do is make better arguments at stump speeches and TV debates and campaign rallies and county fairs, and he’ll lose. That’s how it works in systems of self-government. But, as part of its general disdain for “speech”, the left now brands anyone it doesn’t like as “fascist”, and therefore illegitimate, and ripe for a bloody good hiding: Trump, Scalise, Ann Coulter, Charles Murray, the liberal Middlebury professor who made the mistake of inviting Murray and so had to be put in hospital pour encourager les autres, reporters with cellphones, cameramen whose cameras are carelessly pointed towards antifa’s energetic efforts to kill no one “to date”.
Meanwhile, the police stand around and watch. Administrators of publicly funded colleges dislike having to pay lip service to free speech, and are happy to have antifa’s shock troops on hand to send the message loud and clear. Municipal governments cannot, yet, be as openly hostile to dissent as college campuses are, but in Charlottesville the authorities were plainly resentful at a judge’s order commanding them to re-instate the neo-Nazis’ rally permit, and they determined to circumvent it. So they surrendered the streets to the “anti-fascists”, and then drove the “fascists” into their path: The good cops in effect decided to leave it to some informally deputized bad cops. The selective rule of law is one of the most unsettling features of contemporary America, and there will be a lot more of it in the years ahead.
There’s gonna be a lot more of other types of unpleasantness in the years ahead, too—a good many of them types that the fascist Left and their black-clad and hooded goon squads ain’t gonna like much. But what the hell; they called this tune, so it’s only right that they end up dancing to it too.
Howie Carr expands on an idea I mentioned here the other day.
Seriously, doesn’t it look like almost all of the heavy lifting in the wake of Harvey is being done by people who belong to what the Southern Poverty Law Center would describe as “hate groups?”
Speaking of which, when does the SPLC’s food drive begin? Are the non-workers of the Socialist Workers Party and the Spartacist League loading any southbound 18-wheelers with relief supplies this weekend?
Maybe everyone in “the Resistance” is worn out from wearing pink hats and black masks and tipping over statues and sucker punching passers-by with bicycle locks in Berkeley and grabbing an old lady’s flag on the Boston Common and burning it — all those wonderful manifestations of how Love Trumps Hate, as they say.
Of course, it’s the last weekend of summer, so you can’t expect the likes of Jeffrey Epstein to be scrambling his private 747 out of the Hamptons to airlift foodstuffs to Galveston and Beaumont. You can’t be asking Brooklyn hipsters or Occupy Wall Street to occupy a relief shelter when the Beautiful People are jetting into Nantucket for brunch at the Chanticleer Inn.
Besides, as assorted adjunct professors at third-rate colleges have been tweeting out all week, those are Trump voters stranded down there in the Lone Star State — bitter clingers and irredeemables.
Then there’s John Kerry — he did sell his second wife’s first husband’s trust fund’s yacht when he moved from Nantucket to the Vineyard, but he could still enlist in the Cajun Navy. America’s Gigolo has other plans this weekend, though. According to The Hill, Liveshot is busy — “Kerry races to save American cycling team.”
Well, first things first.
He has many more examples of our so-“compassionate” betters failing to lift a finger or muss a hair, as well you might expect.
Daniel finds it. And laments its passing, too.
Generations have grown up with leftist protesters as their definition of heroes. Look in a history book and the last 70 years consisted of “heroes” who marched around waving signs until they got everything they wanted. And everyday in the news there are more “heroes” marching for illegal aliens, transgender bathrooms, the supremacy of black lives and any other identity politics cause.
But waving a placard to the adulation of the media isn’t heroism. Saving lives is.
Our culture has quickly forgotten that less than two decades ago, men carrying half their weight climbed to the top of the World Trade Center to save lives. They died there.
The America of a hundred or even fifty years ago, would have immortalized them. Ours drowned them out in tantrums, in whines, in anger and outrage, in malicious noise.
They were a dangerous reminder that we were a great people. And our destroyers desperately wanted us to forget. They wanted us to sink to the bottom. Not to rise to the moment.
The secret of so much of our greatness was simply that we tried. We took our best and we made it the cultural norm. Every people tell themselves that they are wonderful and destined to rule the world. The Germans and the Russians believed it and it led them to ruin. But we told each other that we were decent and we became decent. We told our children that the moon could be theirs. And it was.
We told them that we could cure diseases. And we did. That we would prevail over the atom bomb. And we did. That we would change the world. And we did.
But more importantly, we told them about sportsmanship. We told them to stand up for principles. To take pride in hard work. To believe in the future. To tell the truth. To help old ladies across the street. To tie knots well. To sacrifice for family. To see themselves as heroes, however unlikely.
We made all of those things into a culture. That was the secret. Anyone could have done it. You just had to believe.
And that culture has been slowly dying. Some days it looks almost dead.
Yeah, well, it didn’t just die.—it was killed. It wasn’t an accident, it wasn’t happenstance, and it wasn’t a coincidence. It was done to us by insidiously devoted Leftists who were acting in accord with a long-term plan cooked up in Moscow—provably so, now. I refer you once again to Eric Raymond’s great treatise on this inescapable truth:
Indeed, the index of Soviet success is that most of us no longer think of these memes as Communist propaganda. It takes a significant amount of digging and rethinking and remembering, even for a lifelong anti-Communist like myself, to realize that there was a time (within the lifetime of my parents) when all of these ideas would have seemed alien, absurd, and repulsive to most people — at best, the beliefs of a nutty left-wing fringe, and at worst instruments of deliberate subversion intended to destroy the American way of life.
Koch shows us that the worst-case scenario was, as it turns out now, the correct one; these ideas, like the “race bomb” rumor, really were instruments deliberately designed to destroy the American way of life. Another index of their success is that most members of the bicoastal elite can no longer speak of “the American way of life” without deprecation, irony, or an automatic and half-conscious genuflection towards the altar of political correctness. In this and other ways, the corrosive effects of Stalin’s meme war have come to utterly pervade our culture.
The most paranoid and xenophobic conservatives of the Cold War were, painful though this is to admit, the closest to the truth in estimating the magnitude and subtlety of Soviet subversion. Liberal anticommunists (like myself in the 1970s) thought we were being judicious and fair-minded when we dismissed half of the Right’s complaint as crude blather. We were wrong; the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss really were guilty, the Hollywood Ten really were Stalinist tools, and all of Joseph McCarthy’s rants about “Communists in the State Department” were essentially true. The Venona transcripts and other new material leave no room for reasonable doubt on this score.
While the espionage apparatus of the Soviet Union didn’t outlast it, their memetic weapons did.
Yep. And they’re still being used against us, in pretty much unaltered form, by the same sort of useful idiots—clueless, dimwitted ingrates who dance and flop to wires that are no longer held by the long-gone puppet masters, but which still control their every spastic jerk. Who the hell else could possibly be against the very idea of “Make America Great Again,” anyway? Who could be so virulently filled with hate for this nation as to publicly declare their opposition to such an innocuous notion? Or to the notion that America was ever great to begin with?
The useless Left, that’s who. And now these seditious dolts have graduated from merely screaming at us in frothing rage to committing heinous acts of violence against us in the streets in broad daylight—with a near-total impunity guaranteed them by Democrat Socialist mayors and governors, and even more clueless and insidious Republican officeholders who rush to attack Trump for simply telling the truth by calling out the real instigators of the violence.
The thing the Leftards don’t quite get yet is just how fed up so many of us are with them. That message will no doubt penetrate even their thick skulls in due time. But we’ll never restore the values, the culture, that Daniel speaks of above without violent—even deadly—opposition from them. That much is evident, and undeniable.
So be it, then. Let them reap the whirlwind.
A haircut. They’re now committing attempted murder in broad daylight, in public, over a fucking haircut.
This Colorado man is avowedly not a neo-Nazi.
But he believes his long-on-top, buzzed-on-the-sides haircut got him mistaken for one — and nearly stabbed to death by a confused anti-fascist.
Joshua Witt, 26, escaped his brush with hairdo-doom with a defensive slice to the hand and three stitches.
“Apparently, my haircut is considered a neo-Nazi statement,” he told The Post Saturday, as his account on Facebook garnered 20,000 shares.
Witt says he’d just pulled in to the parking lot of the Steak ’n Shake in Sheridan, Colo., and was opening his car door.
“All I hear is, ‘Are you one of them neo-Nazis?’ as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me,” he said.
“I threw my hands up and once the knife kind of hit, I dived back into my car and shut the door and watched him run off west, behind my car.
“The dude was actually aiming for my head,” he added.
This is how truly insane these people are. Still think you can “reason” with them, “dialogue” with them, debate in good faith with them, make them see the light at last?
If so, you’re every bit as willfully obtuse as they are. And are a complete chump to boot. Heartfelt and appalled denunciation of the murderous lunacy they’ve inspired and promoted from the Democrat Socialist Party and its “mainstream”-media propaganda wing in 3…2…1…never. Stephanie Pagones says:
Even if he were one of the very, very few Nazis in this country: so what?
That doesn’t justify a violent attack, but it’s even worse in this case, because Witt was nothing other than hungry. He had the wrong freaking haircut in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Guess what, media and politicians? This is what happens when you refuse to call out your own side for violence, or pretend it isn’t happening. Trump was 100% correct to call out these monsters along with the white supremacists.
It’s also what happens when our side refuses to fight back and crush them completely—and when our weak-tea so-called “leaders” like Ted Cruz (GOPe-Asshole) try to score cheap political points by attacking a President they loathe for daring to notice that the Goosesteppin’ Left is as much if not more to blame for the mindless violence they instigate than some pitiful handful of Nazis. Y’know, as long as we’re calling people out here and all.
He’s right, and you know it.
The monuments under attack are, of course, only symptomatic in the larger scheme of things. The Left’s whole effort is aimed at detaching the young from the history of these United States, especially its founding principles, its seminal struggles, and the words and characters of those who articulated them.
The “Antifa” and “Black Bloc” thugs attacking peaceable patriotic gatherings have the same end in view. There’s no way to separate a people from its history if they’re allowed to talk about it, or any element of it…especially the Founders’ emphasis on freedom of expression.
They who believe it’s sufficient to be prepared to defend themselves are sadly mistaken. No one has ever won a war by doing nothing but playing defense. The Right must seize the initiative – go on the attack.
The notion horrifies many decent persons. Yet it is so. Two questions then arise:
- What will finally make us rise to the occasion, if anything?
- When and where will it arrive?
It is not enough to stay abreast of the news and deplore the trends in progress. It is not enough to speak out against them. It is not enough to attend a rally or two in defense of freedom of expression or the preservation of historic monuments. It is not even enough to attend such rallies armed and ready for the eruption of violence. Those are all defensive measures: necessary but sadly insufficient.
The one and only remedy is to go on the offensive.
The first, absolutely indispensable step is infiltrating the opposition. We must learn the individual identities of those who gather to suppress us, and we must pursue them individually, just as they strive to pursue us. If they have gatherings, some of ours must be present. If they don’t, we must tap their communications and monitor them ceaselessly. The information we can gather that way is beyond price.
Once we know who they are, it’s a short step from there to learning where they will be. That gives us what we’ll need for what must follow: charges, against both the individuals and the groups, of conspiring to violate others’ civil rights. That’s a federal criminal charge that can’t be dismissed. According to our family lawyer, a police commander who tells his subordinates to disregard such complaints is himself guilty of misfeasance – for instructing his men to commit nonfeasance — so make sure all such complaints are properly witnessed.
Even if those charged ultimately escape prison sentences, they’ll suffer from the experience of having to defend themselves against the charges. As the saying goes, “the process is the punishment.” It might be enough to deter them all by itself.
If the so-called forces of order prove unwilling to do their sworn duty, then it will be time to discuss more direct measures. But we’re more likely to reach that point if we continue to be passive before the assaults upon us.
Sound harsh? Scary? After all, you wouldn’t like to be spied upon or hounded into court to defend yourself against the weight of the criminal law. But what they’ve been doing to us is far worse…and as I wrote above, it’s getting them what they want, so we can’t expect it to stop.
Sue them, dox them, boycott their businesses, hound their employers until they lose their livelihoods. Mock them, verbally abuse them, harass them ceaselessly and without mercy. And yes, beat the living hell out of them when it proves necessary. Turn their tactics back on them; get in their faces, punch back twice as hard. Let them get a taste of being on the receiving end of a little Gramsci and Alinski themselves.
I consider Francis a good friend, although we haven’t met face to face yet. I know him to be a reasonable, humble man, a decent, God-fearing man. But I also know him to be a man of commitment, honor, and courage. He isn’t one to advocate this lightly. But neither is he one to shrink from it. He’s right, their despicable tactics have worked well for them so far. If we’re to have any hope of throwing off their tyrannical yoke, that can’t go on being the case. They need to begin to feel some pain from it—real pain, enough to make them think very carefully before attempting it again.
In fact, a good friend and neighbor of mine was just on the receiving end of it himself, to wit:
A disturbing photo posted by Robby Hale, the singer of a Charlotte punk band that has sparked controversy in the past with its misogynistic and homophobic lyrics and other antics, was making the rounds on Sunday. It shows the singer holding a burning cross.
In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy involving white supremacists and the death of a counter-protester, Hale’s actions have caused a palpable ripple through the local music scene.
The three other members of Scowl Brow — Rick Contes, Joshua Taddeo and Daniel Biggins — reached out this morning and said, “Language like that is disgusting and unacceptable and does not represent the entire band.” (UPDATE: The three members have since announced their departures from the band.)
Josh Higgins of Refresh Records wrote in an email this morning that Scowl Brow has been dropped from the label. “The message that this image conveys is one that I find truly disgusting and do not condone nor wish associated with myself, Refresh, or any of our other artists,” Higgins said. “We support equal rights for all, full stop.
“As of Friday, we have terminated our relationship with Scowl Brow and have begun the process of removing merchandise and music from our website and digital platforms,” Higgins added.
For full disclosure and transparency, even Creative Loafing was aware of Scowl Brow’s deplorable lyrics as recently as 2014, when the paper ran a review that failed to take a direct critical stance on it:
“[Hale’s] also not afraid to give a frank perspective,” the CL critic wrote, “even if it’s far from politically correct. ‘Tell me what the hell is going wrong in this town, every day there’s more pussy hipsters around/You never know who’s straight or who’s off suckin’ some dudes,’ Hale sings on ‘Mediocre My Ass.'” The critic went on to characterize the lyrics as “honest.”
CL was tipped off to Hale’s photo at 11:30 a.m. Sunday by Brett Green of Charlotte’s Mineral Girls, and we immediately contacted Hale by Facebook Messenger. He has yet to return our message. We will be updating this story as it develops.
I’ve known Robbie for several years now, and have shared a stage with him once or twice. He’s a regular old hard-working blue-collar guy, an aspiring musician who has had his career hopes derailed by the blight of political correctness. Never yet have I heard him utter a word that was even remotely racist or hateful in any way.
Robbie is pretty much apolitical, and he’s certainly no Bible-thumping right-winger. In fact, he’s disinterested in politics and pretty contemptuous of religion in general and Christianity in particular. My views on that differ, and we’ve had some long discussions about all that at my house which were enjoyable for both of us.
Rob is a very talented guy, and Scowlbrow’s shows are famous for being pretty rowdy and raucous. Some of his lyrics are provocative, sure—direct and in your face. Which, if I remember correctly, was once considered a virtue in rock and roll. Obviously, that only applies if you’re getting in faces approved by the Progressivists who dominate the music biz.
There’s more to the story, of course. There always is.
UPDATE: Hale contacted CL Sunday afternoon and said the photo in question has been taken out of context.
“That was a piece of a burning pallet I picked up out of a bon fire, and the racist (Facebook) comment was not of my own,” Hale said. “This Nazi stuff wasn’t happening when that picture was taken.”
When asked what message he was trying to get across in the photo, Hale commented that he was just “drunk and being an asshole. I wasn’t being a racist. I’m not a fucking racist. Some of my fucking best friends are black.”
Happily, Robbie informs me that he has now availed himself of the services of a good lawyer. In light of that, I jokingly asked him yesterday what the incoming new management of Creative Loafing was planning in the way of changes to the paper, which is your typical Leftist muckraking weekly alterna-rag. He laughed about that, but I swear, I hope he sues them right out of existence. The last couple of days I’ve been half expecting a crowd of SJW idiots to show up here at the complex to protest, maybe even a Black Lives Matter/antiFA goon squad, but nothing so far. The trusty ol’ Mossberg pump remains loaded just in case, awaiting further developments.
So, in sum: thanks to the local Progressivist thought police and the meddlesome douchebag who tipped them off (possibly as part of an old personal grudge, who knows) to a years-old photo that amounted to nothing more than some silly PBR-fueled goofing around and meant nothing whatever to anybody at the time, Robbie has had his whole life upended. Scowlbrow is hugely popular around these parts and just returned from two weeks of touring, their first time out on the road. Now his label has dropped him, they’ve yanked their CDs and merch from the shelves, and there’s a rupture between him and his bandmates that is probably irreparable.
This is how they do it, people. This is how they operate. Think of all the normal, ordinary people out there who have had their lives shattered by these loathsome crawly things for the crime of Wrongthink: Masterpiece Cakeshop. Memories Pizza. Hell, even a guy as rich and powerful as Brendan Eich wasn’t immune to the malignant pressure from the Fascist Left.
In the end, though, they’re nothing more than bullies. And everybody knows the best way to deal with a bully, which assuredly does NOT involve either running away or turning the other cheek. As Francis knows: they won’t stop. They will NEVER stop. They are going to have to BE stopped.
I repeat: sue them, dox them, scorn them, hound them. Punch back twice as hard. Either that, or kiss your country goodbye for good. No war was ever won by staying on the defensive.
Let’s ban all the things! And I do mean ALL if them. Starting here:
As an African-American, Sharpton believes that using federal tax dollars to subsidize the Jefferson Memorial is wrong. And even though the flames of Cultural Revolution are burning hot, you can understand this.
History is important, but history can also be quite offensive.
But there’s one thing wrong with Sharpton. It’s not that he goes too far. It’s that he doesn’t go far enough.
Because if he and others of the Cultural Revolution were being intellectually honest, they’d demand that along with racist statues, something else would be toppled.
And this, too, represents much of America’s racist history:
The Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party historically is the party of slavery. The Democratic Party is the party of Jim Crow laws. The Democratic Party fought civil rights for a century.
And so by rights — or at least by the standards established by the Cultural Revolutionaries of today’s American left — we should ban the Democratic Party.
Not only get rid of it in the present, but strike its very name from the history books, and topple all Democratic statues of leaders who benefited, prospered and became wealthy by cleaving to the party. And shame Democrats until they confess the truth of it.
the new Cultural Revolution was serious, wouldn’t it also demand that the Democratic Party be put in a museum somewhere, away from decent people, along with those Confederate statues?
We could put Democrats in exhibits, behind glass, watching white political bosses chomp cigars and pass out goodies for votes, as minorities were relegated, as they are today, to failing schools and lost educational opportunity and neighborhoods that have become killing fields for the young and old.
And in great museums, the Democrats could be studied, safely, without endangering the sensibilities of the children.
Of course, the Democrat-Socialists, being fucking lunatics to a man/woman/amorphous non-gendered blob/thing, are well on their way to rendering themselves electorally extinct anyway. But why shouldn’t decent Americans express their disgust with the Party of Slavery by making it legal and official through a legislative ban?
Real, true history, as opposed to the neo-Marxist alternative.
Robert E. Lee, before the outbreak of the war, was overwhelmingly regarded as the finest military mind in the U.S. army. Winfield Scott offered him command of all Union forces at the outbreak of hostilities. But he chose allegiance to his state of Virginia, rather than the Federal government. He didn’t fight for slavery. He freed his slaves. He was fighting for states’ rights. He was an honorable God fearing noble man. Stonewall Jackson was an extremely religious man who waged war with a passion, but also taught Sunday School to slaves. Lee and Jackson must be viewed in the context of the 19th century rather than being judged by the standards of the 21st century.
The vast majority of Confederate soldiers who did the fighting and dying during that war didn’t own slaves. They weren’t fighting to maintain slavery. They were fighting because a foreign army had invaded their land. In 1860 this nation was more an amalgamation of states than a centralized government. States still had a tremendous amount of power and leeway to run their states the way they chose. The ever increasing power of a central authority occurred during and after the Civil War. The South were not the bad guys. Their leaders, generals and soldiers were not evil. They were Americans.
Which is something you can’t really say about the fascist “antifa” vermin.
These courageous left wing politicians, like the mayor of New Orleans, have statues removed in the middle of the night to avoid protests by those who understand you cannot erase history by removing statues and names. In a hysterical development, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Monday said in a statement she intended to move forward in removing several city statutes, including those of Lee and Stonewall Jackson. I suppose the soaring murder rate, blacks rioting and burning down neighborhoods, crumbling infrastructure, failing schools, and white flight is due to a few Confederate statues. It’s good to see this diverse mayor has her priorities in order.
The ignorance and disregard for history knows no bounds for generations taught to feel rather think in our government run indoctrination centers known as public schools. The left wing media reinforces their ignorance with misinformation, fake news and government sanctioned propaganda. Snowflakes across the land melt at anything they are instructed to find offensive. Everything and everyone who doesn’t agree with their half baked views are declared racists.
Pointing out that leftist antifa thugs, without permits to protest, initiated the violence in Charlottesville is racist. The uproar against Trump’s truthful assessment of the situation by CNN, MSNBC and Fox proves there isn’t a wit of difference among these corporate media outlets. True colors are revealed. The ongoing coup attempt against Trump continues unabated.
And in the end, that’s what all this really comes down to. The Charlottesville dustup, an event manufactured by the treasonous Left to use as a club to bash Trump and his supporters with, now stands revealed as just part and parcel of their ongoing coup attempt.
You MUST read all of this one, folks; Quinn is absolutely dead on, and pulls no punches whatsoever. This part is especially on point:
The funniest part about watching these social justice warriors wail and gnash their teeth about the racism of these monuments is knowing these unemployed functional illiterates couldn’t tell you when the Civil War occurred, name two major battles, name five generals, provide a death count within 250,000, or fill in the blank in the phrase Surrender at __________. They don’t know jack shit about history, the Civil War, Lincoln’s true feelings about blacks, or the fact the Democratic Party is the party which suppressed blacks for one hundred years following the Civil War. Only truly ignorant snowflakes think they can erase history by protesting it and trying to destroy monuments to those who fought and died for a cause they believed in.
If these social justice warrior weaklings were transported back in time 154 years to the Gettysburg battlefield where real men displayed real courage and bravery, they would be covered in their own urine cowering behind a tree as Pickett’s charge commenced. Could you imagine any of the Soros paid professional antifa protestors charging across an open field towards certain death? Those pussies would be high tailing it south as fast as their fashion designer sneakers would take them.
If they keep on like they are, we’ll all get to witness that immensely edifying spectacle soon enough…through the scopes of our Evil Black Assault Weapon Rifle Guns, most likely.
Like I said: read it all.
Update! Again: nailed it.
We end the work week with the Media now openly inciting violent insurrection and terrorism against a duly elected President and the citizenry in the wake of what is appearing to be more and more a staged event in Charlottesville; one made all the more tragic in that it cost someone their life. But to the terrorists it’s a matter of eggs and omelets. That said, it’s indeed a sad day when an horrific terror attack in Europe is now categorized in the Day-Ending-In-“Y” Dept. but on our shores a real Confederacy composed of real racialists and real Nazis is in the opening stages of attempting a real coup. And I’m not merely referring to the George Soros rent-a-thugs paid to shatter glass and crack skulls. That is just the fig leaf smokescreen of an excuse for the criminal element that sits in the Senate and House to make a mockery of our laws and traditions and remove a President that threatens their power structure and whom they have a personal hatred for; and by extension all of us who support him and elected him to clean it up and attempt to halt the 100-year slow poisoning of America as founded.
Some of the commenters here say we should chill; that the insane pronouncements from the media are in direct proportion to the loss of power and influence they traditionally have wielded. Maybe so. But when fringe totalitarian groups have the cover of law enforcement to shield them as well as politicians now on both sides legitimizing them as “the good guys” we are heading for an inflection point. Something’s got to give.
Oh, it will. And it damned sure shouldn’t be us. We’ve already given plenty—entirely too much, in fact. I repeat yet again: careful what you wish for, Progressivist fascists.
The source of the problem: this right here.
I visited Mount Rushmore in the summer of 2015, and it’s nothing like Abe Lincoln squatting on his (recently vandalized) throne or George Washington’s phallus towering over everything in DC. Instead, Rushmore is a testament to the human ability to conquer nature in our own image. Standing in front of it conjured feelings of both wonder and disgust in me. Obviously, Washington and Thomas Jefferson were remarkable individuals who helped usurp British rule in America and, eventually, establish a new empire. But they also enslaved their fellow man, committing special kinds of inhumane acts that should never be confined to footnotes. Unfortunately, that is exactly how those troublesome truths are treated when you face the awesome grandeur of Rushmore, a monument so incredible it obscures the multifaceted nature of these old dudes, transmogrifying them from individuals with a capacity both for greatness and evil into pure American deities.
Another news flash for this whining dolt: the world is an imperfect place, filled with imperfect people. So by all means, let’s dwell on the bad over the good, and make sure everyone is as miserable as pig-ignorant twats like this bitter little boy. We should also make sure that we judge another era by the standards of our own. That’s definitely a formula for real progress and happiness.
In case you’re wondering, I don’t think Barack Obama should be lionized with some sort of larger-than-life monument, either. While he is a man who embodies so many of the dreams I had for this nation as a child, he has also committed acts I absolutely abhor. His embrace of aerial drone strikes, especially in nations like Somalia, was extremely disheartening for both their attendant civilian casualties and the shaky legal framework in which they were committed. His expansion of surveillance programs that sprawled under George W. Bush could theoretically now be used by the Trump administration to stymie movements like Black Lives Matter, which is comprised of people actually doing work to make this nation more equitable.
Yeah, right—by looting, burning, pillaging, and assaulting innocent bystanders and passersby. And every bit of it based on the goddamnable lie of Ferguson and the fairy tale of the “Gentle Giant”—you remember, the vicious thug who tried to murder a cop after robbing a bodega and thankfully got his worthless ass shot instead.
It’s hard to be critical of a system when that system becomes an article of faith, filled with myths (the cherry tree), deities (Founding Fathers), and notions of salvation (the City on a Hill).
It’s a damned sight harder when one side—the neo-Marxist side, completely and irretrievably immersed in its arrogance-in-ignorance—dispenses entirely with the quaint old notion of freedom of speech for all and decides to arrogate to itself alone the right to express its beliefs openly, and to enforce despotism and intolerance under threat of mindless violence.
Trump and his white supremacist cohorts believe the reverence some Americans have for these statues is simply respect for history, and that tearing them down is tantamount to ripping pages out of a textbook.
And he’s right. That’s exactly what it is, fuckface, and there’s a reason why it’s the first thing simple-minded commie twats like you do…right before they seize the guns. Which, y’know, try it, shithead. Just come and fucking take them. Any time you feel up to it.
But monuments built by the state are not history—they manifestations of power. They don’t tell you who, what, why, or how something happened. Instead, they just inform you who’s in control. This is even true with the Confederate statues, even though the South lost the war.
Um…uhhh…oh, to hell with it. It makes as much as anything else dropping from this ignoramus’s piehole, really.
With the president of the United States basically justifying neo-Nazism, it seems unthinkable that we will ever see a day when there is a serious push to blow up Rushmore and other monuments like it. But if that moment ever arrives, I suspect I’d be onboard.
Uh huh. And when you do, we’ll be ready for you…locked, loaded, and drawing a painstaking bead. Careful what you wish for there, punk.
But hey, maybe there’s something to all this hateful drivel after all. Maybe he does in fact have a point about our monuments, our treasured history. So yeah, let’s do it; let’s tear down every last statue and monument in the country. But I mean all of them. Let’s do away with the Martin Luther King memorials, too, in Atlanta, DC, and elsewhere. Let’s rename every last Martin Luther King Blvd in dangerous ghettos across the nation and change them all back to whatever they were.
While we’re at it, let’s also ban all those Che T-shirts you see idiots like this guy sporting, and make possessing one a crime punishable by some serious jail time. Likewise, anything and everything commemorating Rosa Parks, Lenin, Stalin, FDR, and anybody else we can think of. Let’s declare expressing any political opinion at all a “hate crime,” one carrying some stiff punishment with it. If we’re gonna do this, we ain’t gonna do it halfway.
But actually, no, I have a better proposal, and unlike the previous bit, I am absolutely serious about this one. I mean, blacks are fourteen percent of the population, and that includes the decent folks along with wastes of flesh like this guy. Why on earth would the huge majority in this country agree to deny itself the monuments that remind us all of who we were, of our shared history, warts and all, and let a bunch of self-righteous dullards render our public spaces into the kind of grey, dismal, uninspiring and oppressive prisons found all over the old Soviet Union? Why on earth would we ever agree to roll over and let worthless douchebags like this have their way with us?
So I suggest we instead offer whining, half-bright little oxygen thieves like this guy a choice: if you’re black, and you still insist on clinging to a destructive and delusional fantasy of victimhood, re-fighting the long-ended war that freed your forebears from slavery—a condition neither you nor anybody you know nor anybody you ever met nor any relative in living memory ever experienced for even one second, but which still exists today in many parts of the world, including your precious “Motherland,” you stupid fuck—you get a one-way ticket to the African shitpit of your choice, courtesy of the US taxpayer. If you decline that dubious privilege, you agree to shut your fucking mouth about all the supposed “sins”—real, imagined, or made up—of this country.
No need to thank us, halfwit. Just take your winning ticket and get the fuck out. Don’t let the door hit you in the etc, you ungrateful little bitch. Get thee gone, and blight our nation no more. And may you have joy of your choice.
We could do the same with Lefty excrescences generally, come to think of it. Give ’em all the opportunity to emigrate to the socialist hellhole of their choice: Venezuela, Cuba, China, wherever. The one non-negotiable condition: you don’t get to come back here. Ever. Not for any reason. No do-overs, no second chances. You hate capitalism and want to live in a “worker’s paradise,” do you? Fine; take on off, there are plenty to choose from. Go, and leave real Americans alone.
Yes, the taxpayers will pay for it, and cheerfully, I suspect. We’ll even make it a ticket for a first-class fare; being rid of these sniveling parasites for good would be a bargain at any price.
Anybody still think it’s possible to reason with people like this? That it’s even desirable? Or that we have any real obligation to try?
if so, may I ask why, exactly?
Leave it to Daniel to get to the heart of it.
Street violence raises the bar so that only the violent will participate in protests. If you “no platform” campus speakers, then the only speakers you get will be those willing to face bomb threats, arson, and physical assaults. If you fire people for their views, political activism becomes the province of anonymous trolls and unemployed street thugs. Extremism limits political discourse to extremists.
If Democrats really want to stop the rise of Neo-Nazi violence, there’s a very easy way. Stop normalizing black nationalism and the Alt-Left. End the racist witch hunts for white privilege. Make it clear that street violence is unacceptable and that racism is bad no matter who it comes from. Allow people you disagree with to express their views without trying to destroy their lives.
But that’s the opposite of what the Dems will do. They don’t want fewer Neo-Nazis; they want more of them. They don’t want fewer attacks like Charlottesville and Charleston. They want more of them.
Charlottesville is what happens when civil society fails. And those who set the terms of permissive discourse, who control the media, academia and social norms, are responsible for the failure.
Conservatives don’t have that kind of power. It’s the left that does.
When the left insists that everyone with white skin is part of white supremacy, that Shakespeare, Beethoven and all of Western civilization embody white supremacy, it’s echoing the actual talking points of white supremacy.
If you tell all Obama critics and Trump supporters that they’re racists often enough, some will decide that maybe they are racists.
If you tell a student who objects to racially segregated areas on campus that she is a white supremacist, she will be more likely to become one.
Uncomfortable compromises are how we learn to live with each other. It means that there can be memorials of Robert E. Lee and streets named after Malcolm X. Tolerating people whose views we don’t like is one of the best ways to marginalize domestic extremists. When one set of extremists is empowered to wipe out the other, we end up with a civil war. Just ask Edmund Ruffin and John Brown.
Democrats claim a mandate from the “Right Side of History” to eliminate all the compromises. Catholic nuns must pay for abortions and birth control, Christian bakers and florists must participate in gay weddings, every white person must confess their racism, and every left-wing extremist must get their way.
That’s how you tear a society apart.
Daniel ends with a plea to the Democrat-Socialists to decide if this is what they really want. Unfortunately for all of us who only wish to be left alone and don’t want to have to make the same hard choices about going to war for their freedom that our Founders did, I think the answer to that question is already clear enough. The real question is whether they can somehow be forced to reconsider before it’s too late—for all of us.
Vox reminds us that Naziism is, was, and ever shall be a branch of the rotten Progressivist tree.
- It is not Germany that will turn Bolshevist but Bolshevism that will become a sort of National Socialism. Besides, there is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it…I have always made allowance for this circumstance, and given orders that former Communists are to be admitted to the party at once. The petit bourgeois Social-Democrat and the trade union boss will never make a National Socialist, but the Communist always will.
- We National Socialists wish precisely to attract all socialists, even the Communists; we wish to win them over from their international camp to the national one.
- I have learned a great deal from Marxism as I do not hesitate to admit…The difference between them and myself is that I have really put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun. The whole of National Socialism is based on it…National Socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd and artificial ties with a democratic order.
- After all, that’s exactly why we call ourselves National Socialists! We want to start by implementing socialism in our nation among our Volk! It is not until the individual nations are socialist that they can address themselves to international socialism.
- The Revolution we have made is not a national revolution, but a National-Socialist Revolution. We would even underline this last word, “Socialist.”
- There is a difference between the theoretical knowledge of socialism and the practical life of socialism. People are not born socialists, but must first be taught how to become them.
- I, on the other hand, have tried for two decades to build a new socialist order in Germany, with a minimum of interference and without harming our productive capacity.
Now guess who said all that. Go on, guess.
To my way of thinking, all the above renders the clash in Charlottesville sort of a blue-on-blue (or red on Red), friendly-fire incident, although we all know it will never be reported that way. I’d still really like to know just how many Nazis there were amongst the demonstrators percentage-wise, too…and remain certain that even if some sort of reliable estimate were available, it would be very carefully buried by Leftymedia if they weren’t in a clear and overwhelming majority, as I still suspect they weren’t.
Either way, it doesn’t much affect my satisfaction at seeing somebody fighting back against the Leftard goons at last; in fact, it may even heighten it, knowing that few if any real Americans were out there getting thumped by anybody, in what might actually just have been a chaotic brawl between Leftist factions too muttonheaded to clearly understand what was even going on, or what they actually stand for in the first place. Long as some Lefty heads are finally getting cracked for trying en masse to jump peaceful protesters exercising their right to free speech, hey, I’m good with it. Bottom line?
Being socialists, national socialists of any stripe can never legitimately claim to be Alt Right.
More, from an earlier post:
The most common error is to postulate a Communist left-wing extreme opposed by an extreme Nazi right wing. Not only does this leave out a substantial body of political and philosophical thought, but the construction falls apart the moment the two socialist ideologies are compared. Any reasonable comparison inevitably forces the confused advocates of such a definition to assert that the spectrum is actually a circle, in which case the terms left and right, much less left-wing and right-wing, are wholly nonsensical.
Nor is the original usage of much utility today, since it represented the fundamental division of the pre-revolutionary French national assembly. Since very few nations feature a monarchy these days, and even fewer political parties espouse positions with regards to the Bourbon kings, this definition is now defunct. And the notion of basing the spectrum on progress, of course, begs the Marxian question. In other words, progress toward what? The worker’s paradise?
As Vox goes on to point out, the real division is all about the preferred relationship of the individual to the government: Statists versus Individualists, Plato versus Aristotle, those who believe in the primacy of the collective versus those who believe in the primacy of the individual and his right to self-determination. It’s a fundamental conflict between those who still believe in the founding ideals of this nation, and those who stand in opposition to them. It’s unresolvable by any means I can see; there is liberty or there is not, with no compromise either possible or desirable. That’s as basic as it’s possible to be. One side will win. One side will lose. That’s it. Full stop, end of story.
No matter how hard the Left tries, they can never honestly remove the stain of Naziism from their escutcheon, although it must be admitted they’ve made a damned good job over the years of lying it away. But the hard truth is, Naziism is and always was a wholly owned subsidiary of Progressivism—lock, stock, and barrel. Vox’s closing image spells it out pretty clearly, if you ask me. It leaves me feeling pretty smug and pleased with myself for having come up with my Alt-American post category a while back, I must say.
I admit, I kind of lost a little faith in Trump after his first statement on Charlottesville.
It would seem I was wrong. Or at least a little premature.
REPORTER: They have called on you to defend your national security adviser H.R. McMaster against these attacks.
TRUMP: I did that before. Senator McCain? Senator McCain. You mean the one that voted against Obamacare? Who is Senator McCain? You mean senator McCain who voted against us getting good health care?
REPORTER: Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those that perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville.
TRUMP: Well, I don’t know. I can’t tell you. I’m sure Senator McCain must know what he is talking about, but when you say the alt-right, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead. Define it for me, come on, let’s go.
REPORTER: Senator McCain defined them as the same group.
TRUMP: Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at [indiscernible] – excuse me – what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?
REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY
TRUMP: What about this? What about the fact that they came charging – they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.
REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY
TRUMP: As far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day. Wait a minute, I’m not finished. I’m not finished, fake news. That was a horrible day.
REPORTERS YELL INDISTINCTLY
TRUMP: I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it. And you had, you had a group on one side that was bad. And you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group – you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent.
REPORTER: Do you think what you call the alt left is the same as neo-Nazis?
TRUMP: Those people – all of those people, excuse me – I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.
They most certainly weren’t. But you can be sure that all of the Antifa scum were Marxists, to the last man Jack of them.
It took the Prez a couple of days, but he finally got it dead on, and every word he said was true—Lying “Liberal” spin notwithstanding. Do note the slams against McCain and the “fake news” press gang, too. Attaboy, Mr President, and bravo.
Update! Bill has more useless blah-blah from McStain and Mittens Romneycare, two of the biggest, most hapless losers ever put forth to march off to ignominious preplanned defeat by the collaborationist GOPe swine. Pigs in a poke, the both of them, bereft of both honor and shame. McStain’s second Tweet is especially revealing of his true allegiances; he’s the perfect embodiment of the Founders’ abhorrence of the very idea of a Career Politician class. Know what I really do enjoy about this, though? The sure knowledge the whole while that neither of these dreary empty-suit connivers will ever be President—just another thing they have in common with their respected colleague, dear friend, and partner in crime, Felonia McPaintsuit.
Schlichter expounds on the difference between then and now.
Now, the old rule for us conservatives was that businesses could do pretty much whatever they pleased, with minimal regulation, if they focused on maximizing profit and thereby rained benefits down upon society in the form of wealth and job creation. It was a good system, but, like all systems, to get benefits you have to meet certain obligations. For businesses, one obligation was to generally stay out of the cultural and political octagon.
But the Woke Weenies of Silicon Valley, flush with cash, power, and unearned smugness, decided that they just couldn’t keep on the sidelines and make their money. No, they had to make change, as in, changing us. They violated the most important of the old rules – they chose a side. In the past, when a company or even an industry crossed the line, it rarely made much difference. So some insurance company was outspokenly progressive? So what? The one exception was the mainstream media/Hollywood complex – its actions were extremely annoying (and destructive), but it had the First Amendment to protect it and we conservatives had alternate channels to get our ideas across.
Not so with the Googles, the Facebooks, and the Twitters. Their antics are not necessarily protected by the First Amendment, their internet monopolies choke out alternative channels, and, unlike the line-crossers of the past, they possess enormous amounts of personal information that can be used to manipulate, intimidate, and punish political opponents – you know, us. Worse, their leaders are evangelists of cultural Marxism, so these companies don’t even have the fig leaf of objectivity that the mainstream media has (or had) to constrain them.
Yet they still expect the same laissez-faire treatment as any other business even as they try to gut us politically. They discriminate against conservatives, they actively assist leftist partisans like Felonia von Pantsuit, and they aggressively silence conservative voices within their apps. They imagine that they can adopt new rules for themselves while keeping in place the old rules that prevent us from defending ourselves because of “free enterprise” or something.
The day’s second-most-stunning irony: that so many of these damned dilettante Marxists, from Soros on down, are so stinking, filthy rich. But Kurt has a proposal for a solution, and it’s a damned good ‘un.
Yeah, I know that heavily regulating private businesses is not “free enterprise,” but I don’t care. See, “free enterprise” is a bargain, and they didn’t keep their part of it, and I see no moral obligation for us to be played for saps and forgo using our political power to protect our interests in the face of them using theirs to disembowel us. I liked the old rules better – a free enterprise system confers huge benefits – but it was the left that chose to nuke them.
So what are we talking about? Well, size matters, and Silicon Valley’s giants are just too darn big. Time to chop them up like old Ma Bell. Let’s apply the antitrust laws that were made for taming just these types of octopod monopolies. For example, Google and Facebook’s tentacles have slithered into every corner of the web and strangled the competition. There was a word for that back in the day – what was it? Oh, yeah. “Monopoly.” The left used to like breaking up monopolies until its leftist allies starting controlling them. But the leftists don’t control the executive branch. Since Attorney General Sessions isn’t busy investigating the Democrats, maybe he can get his army of lawyers busy breaking up these enormous, bloated, anti-competitive conglomerates.
Remember, no corporation should be too big to fail – or nail.
He has plenty more ideas too, winding up here:
Not exactly old school conservatism, right? Well, it’s not exactly old school America. Too bad. We liked the old system, but you tech twerps decided to change it. So be it. Too bad that, for some reason, you thought we wouldn’t change too.
Like I always say, you’re going to hate the new rules.
Ah, but it’s all just a beautiful, beautiful dream, until we either find, make, or take over a political party willing to actually do something about these smug, slippery bastards at long last.
As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.
Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.
Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love. We also mourn the two Virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates Exemplified the very best in America, and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of American law enforcement. These three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation.
Nowhere was even passing mention made of the violent Antifa/BLM thugs who attacked the protesters, and who have been assaulting others with utter impunity for a long while now—not one single fucking word. They loot, they burn, they attack, they disrupt entire cities at will and without repercussion—and Trump did not see fit to name them, to call them out, to even mention them at all. As if, far from starting the whole thing, they weren’t even there at all.
And even then, the Left—responsible for more politically-motivated violence in this country than anybody other than Muslims—still complained about this blame-shifting statement, saying it still wasn’t a strong enough denunciation. That even this nauseating capitulation wasn’t weak-kneed enough to satisfy them.
Thereby guaranteeing that there will be more of it. I repeat: they don’t salute the flag; they spit on, trample, and burn it. They don’t care about being “equal under the Constitution”; they revile it, and have worked without cease for decades to render it irrelevant, with all too much success.
You appeal to a Creator whose existence they deny, faith in Whom they jeer at; they mock and heap opprobrium on those who do believe, referring to just about any religion but Islam as “ignorance” and “superstition,” a “crutch” for weak-minded fools and knuckledragging throwbacks to a darker age. Christian churches to them aren’t places of peace, refuge, thoughtful reflection, and inspiration; they’re blights on the landscape, a scourge, a roadblock to Progressivist fantasies of tyrannical control. Indeed, many of them view those churches the same way they do America itself: as a source of all the world’s problems, as a font not of holiness and enlightenment but of evil and misery.
“Unity” with such as they, “affection” for them? “Bonds of love and loyalty”? While even now they seek to overthrow the very core of our representative Republic by undoing the result of the last Presidential election by every nefarious means they can contrive?
Not a chance, Mr President. I wish things were otherwise, I truly do. I feel nothing but dread for what is surely coming; it may or may not ripen into an open conflagration as destructive as the first Civil War; indeed, I think it more likely that this fight will simmer just below the boil and consist mainly of ongoing low-intensity guerrilla warfare rather than erupting into the kind of all-consuming struggle the nation barely survived back in 1860.
But destructive it will be just the same. There will be no averting it unless and until the Left wakes up and backs off. And that, they will never do.
The irony is absolutely stunning: the Nazi ideology was in fact a product of the Left. As has been said many times, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party wasn’t called that randomly. The “Socialist” part was included for a reason, people. Just because the Left has found it expedient to deceptively attach the stain of it to the Right doesn’t mean that that brazen subterfuge has a shred of historical or ideological validity.
And fittingly enough, today’s Progressivists—most particularly the misnomered “antifa” faction—is as totalitarian and authoritarian a passel of goose-stepping fascists as any Feuhrer could ever hope for. They wish to deny the right to free speech to everyone but themselves; they wish to see individual liberty crushed under the weight of an all-powerful and all-encompassing State. Can anybody doubt for a moment that if Obama had cancelled the elections, refused to leave office, and declared himself dictator, they would have been all for it?
No, for the life of me, I cannot see what on earth the antifa dimwits and our present-day Nazis have to quarrel about. Like I said: the irony is stunning. Also a bit puke-inducing. But, well, here we all are.
Fog of war update! Vox isn’t taken in:
This Darkstream should amuse the Men of the West, who were arguing all along that the Alt-Reich were simply incapable of possessing any utility for defending America or the West. I thought they were extremists, but as it happens, they are nothing more than attention-seekers interested in “bantz” and “triggering the faggits” and “edgy” symbolism rather than actually seeking to win the cultural war.
It’s not “counter-signaling” or “punching right” to reject counterproductive morons who stubbornly refuse to learn anything from one failure after another. I stand by every single one of the 16 Points of the Alt-Right. But I have no more time or patience to spare for strategically-deficient cosplayers. Even Andrew Anglin appears to recognize this now.
“Publicly aligning ourselves to an old and extinct political movement is not forward thinking, and it isn’t fresh… NS was a Hitler personality cult, when it comes right down to it.”
The Reichtards are Fake Right. Their claim to be the One True Alt-Right is totally laughable, as they are pro-EU, pro-single payer health insurance socialists. Punching them is punching Left.
Punching Nazis always WAS punching Left. The fact that the Leftymedia is scrambling as hard as they can to conflate “alt-right” with Nazis ought to tell you all you’ll ever need to know. For myself, I’ve wondered from the start just what percentage of the defenders of the Lee statue in Charlottesville really were Nazis. But I’m sure we’ll never know now. Z-Man throws in another angle worth considering:
I can hear the objections from some readers, but here’s the question. Do you want to win or do you want to be ideologically pure? If it is the former, it means getting the Chad and Stacy types to come to our side. The middle-aged guy with a mortgage and kids is not rallying to a knucklehead waving a Nazi flag. Pleasing the handful of yesterday men costs tens of thousands of recruits. You can’t win that way. If the alt-right makes ideological purity into a suicide pact, it will be their only accomplishment.
There is always someone who will say “the media will call us Nazis anyway, so why worry about it?” This is loser talk. If the media screams “Nazi” and they only have images of clean-cut, well dressed guys being polite and smart, the people will believe you. If on the other hand the media screams “Nazi” and you’re out waving Nazi flags, the public will believe the media. That’s how it works. Blaming the media for your failure to grasp this reality is just a way to excuse your lack of discipline and self-regard.
Actually, I’ve said myself that the media will indeed call us Nazis anyway, along with a lot of other crap, and I don’t worry about it much. But that doesn’t mean I have anything but contempt for Nazis. My uncle fought against the originals in WW2, ferchrissakes, and as far as I’m concerned, the present-day version is little more than a bunch of hapless, deluded clowns. And given that they’re all the Progmedia wants to talk about, I still wonder just what percentage they were overall. I’d be willing to bet it wasn’t all that much. But hey, I could be wrong. I should note that the driver of the Deathmobile the other day certainly looks to have been one himself, so maybe I am.
All of which affects my bone-deep loathing for the antifa Progtards not one whit, of course. Far as I’m concerned, they all deserve each other, and my horror over the events in Charlottesville remains infinitesimal.
This one starts off with a GREAT quote from the esteemed and estimable Dr Helen Smith:
Liberals do not believe in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness which are American ideals, or at least they used to be. If you love freedom, then you will be hated by the modern liberal who believes that government should regulate individual freedom. If you love freedom and believe that the state does not own you, then leftist hate should be a goal, not a fear.
You said a mouthful there, Doc. Hawkins goes on to make an essential point: they ain’t exactly helping those they claim to love, either.
Meanwhile, how do liberals “help” minority Americans? How’s Compton looking these days? How about Chicago? Flint, Michigan? Liberal “help” means living in poverty in terrible neighborhoods, but always having someone else to blame for your failed life. It means feeling angry, victimized and hated by people who’ve never thought twice about you while liberals promise to help you by tearing down statues of Confederate generals. That doesn’t put money in your pocket, but it makes cosmopolitan liberals feel better about themselves.
This is usually how liberal “help” turns out for people.
Transsexual men, you don’t have a mental illness! Mutilate yourself through surgery and libs will claim that the guys who don’t want to date you and the women who don’t want to share a bathroom with you are bigots! Lord knows you wouldn’t want to suggest mentally ill people get psychological treatment instead of life-altering surgery.
Liberals “help” the poor by raising the minimum wage, but shrug their shoulders when it inevitably causes large numbers of poor Americans to lose their jobs. Conservatives who quite correctly predicted that would happen are called heartless.
It’s just charades, dumbshows, and misrepresentation all the way down with these people. in fact, there are two rules of thumb to bear in mind when analyzing their statements and proposals, both of which are invariably true: 1) for everything they say, the opposite is going to be the truth, and 2) whenever they complain bitterly about something our side is supposedly doing, a la the Trump/Russia nontroversy, it’s actually going to be something they’re doing themselves.
Steyn hit on a topic very near to my own heart with that opening line.
One of the occupational hazards of the commentative biz is that what’s new – the daily news item – simply illustrates the same old thesis you’ve been hammering for years, so that life’s rich pageant comes to seem like a Broadway catalogue song, a great torrent of accumulation all making the ever wearier point – that “You’re the Top”, “The Lady is a Tramp”, “These Foolish Things remind me of you”. Or in our case: We’re the Pits, The Lady is a Transitioning Gentleman, and These Foolish Things remind me that our civilization’s on the express chute to oblivion.
Here, by way of example, are a couple of stories readers asked for my thoughts on in the last 24 hours:
Richard Dawkins has become the latest speaker to be prevented from speaking at Berkeley. Professor Dawkins is a world-famous scientist, whose book The Selfish Gene has just been voted “the most inspiring science book of all time” in a poll commissioned by the Royal Society.
His science is not the problem. Dawkins is also an atheist.
That’s not the problem, either – or it wasn’t when he was principally urinating over the Pope (“a leering old villain in a frock”) and the Catholic Church (an “evil corrupt institution” that’s also a “child-raping institution”). All three quotes are from just one Washington Post column: that’s how respectable and mainstream Dawkins was back then in 2010.
Alas, Dawkins is an equal-opportunity atheist, and feels just as unkindly toward Islam. Hence the announcement from the “liberal” sponsor of his Berkeley talk, KPFA Radio:
Dear Richard Dawkins event ticket buyers,
We regret to inform you that KPFA has canceled our event with Richard Dawkins. We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt – in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people.
KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having had broader knowledge of Dawkins views much earlier. We also apologize to all those inconvenienced by this cancellation. Your ticket purchases will automatically be refunded by Brown Paper Tickets.
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
It would have to be “sincere”, wouldn’t it? Because it’s hard to see how apparently sentient beings could otherwise write such effete desiccated tripe. Notice how the shriveling of free expression smoothly proceeds to the next diminished staging post: Once upon a time, Berkeley professed to believe in free speech. Then it believed in free speech except for “hate speech”. Now it supports “serious” free speech, but not “hurtful” speech.
Well, we live in a world of hurt. Personally, I’m hurt by people who say they don’t like my cat album, or by the director’s decision to give me purple hair in this video. But what’s really hurtful is that KPFA and Berkeley can’t even be bothered to pretend to a principled defense of free speech. What is “serious” free speech? Not so long ago, arguments for same-sex marriage or tampons for menstruating men would have been dismissed as utterly unserious – indeed, preposterous. What KPFA means by “serious” speech is compliant, conformist speech that brooks no ideological dissent from the pieties of the day – on male menstruation, climate change, Islam, and whatever’s next on the list. You can be as “hurtful” as you like to cardinals but not imams, to climate deniers but not climate alarmists, to homophobic pastry chefs but not to gay newlyweds.
Its “emphatic support” of “serious free speech” is, thus, merely a regime of apostasy enforcement – which is why it has no place for an atheist such as Dawkins.
But see, that’s the beauty of it: Progressivism has no new ideas at all, and their tired, old ones are so self-contradictory as to be completely incoherent by now.
They. Have. Nothing. They’re intensely, smugly dismissive of all religion—except the most primitive, ass-backwards, hateful one in all human history, which absolutely no one is allowed to criticize in even the smallest way. They’re all for “free speech”—but only of the kind they approve of and agree with. They’re all for “dissent”—as long as that doesn’t involve dissenting from them. They believe in individual liberty—entirely and exclusively on matters of sexual hedonism and perversion, the right to unrestricted access to mind-altering chemicals, abortion, and government “assistance.” They are fervent believers in “science”—and oppose any commitment to free and open inquiry, skepticism, and the scientific method itself.
They cherish “diversity”…and ruthlessly enforce a blank, grey-man uniformity of opinion, philosophy, and even physical appearance. They revel in access to the latest trendy-hipster Micronesian/Cajun/Ethiopian “fusion” cuisine, while denouncing the horror of “cultural appropriation.” They smugly consider themselves “citizens of the world”…and disdainfully regard Flyover America as some sort of bizarre, incomprehensible terrain unworthy of any serious consideration at all.
And now, in their open-hearted magnanimity, they have decided that what we benighted ignoramuses are most in need of is another lecture.
The other night, I had an amazing conversation with a friend who admitted he was a Donald Trump voter. Having known him for most of my life, I was shocked. But as a result, as a proud member of The Resistance, I’m even more certain that we progressives are largely responsible for the rise of Trump’s America.
My typical response to conservatives who see me as a smug, elitist hypocrite for not being tolerant of their beliefs is that I’m “intolerant of intolerance,” but I’ve realized that that mistake is the issue. No, we don’t have to accept and respect others’ bigotry or ignorance, but it’s incredibly important that we understand where it comes from and why it exists.
Actually, you smarmy, self-righteous asshole, what’s more important is that you begin to understand that what you’re pleased to refer to as “ignorance” and “bigotry” is usually no such thing at all. It’s merely a difference of opinion, a refusal to accept your convoluted premises and twisted reasoning. But by all means, go on calling us names and refusing to imagine that we might actually have a valid point once in a while. See where that you gets you.
The folks who voted for Trump are by and large people who see progressivism, and specifically concepts like political correctness and intersectionalism, as an attack on all of those deeply held feelings of what America “is.” To them, our movement is an assault on their Field of Dreams. They’re afraid of losing their (yes, white and Christian) America in the tidal wave of cultural shifts that have occurred over recent decades.
Is calling them racist going to change that? Is calling them bigots going to do it? Hateful? Monsters? Ignorant? Uneducated? Privileged? We don’t have to agree with it, but we have to attempt to understand it.
You’re too fucking stupid and sanctimonious to even begin to understand it.
The only way The Resistance succeeds is if we fundamentally change our tactics. We must realize that the way into these hearts is to respectfully suggest that the causes we fight for actually align with their deeply held patriotism and love for America. That yes, our marginalized communities may look different and speak a different language, but they want all the same things you do, and they want to have them in this incredible country we’ve built together.
Umm, excuse me, but: “built together”? You puerile, adolescent shitwits haven’t built a goddamned thing. You denigrate; you insult; you attack; you destroy. You make outlandish and absurd claims about the egregious harm America has inflicted on the world, without ever once acknowledging the good we’ve done. You denounce American capitalist “greed” without ever admitting that the profit motive has sparked more real progress than any sort of collectivist fantasy you could name ever has. You bitch, piss, and moan about our assumed lack of “compassion” and “humanity” and “decency” while condemning millions to dependence on a Leviathan superstate as blank and pitiless as the sun.
You whine and cavil about a lack of “bipartisanship” and “cooperation” only when you’ve lost an election; the rest of the time, you run roughshod over us without the most cursory and insincere nod towards “working together” with your opposition, and condemn us as “Nazis” when we dare to complain. You ram a foolish government-health-care bill down our throats without a single Republican vote, and then try to blame us when it crashes and burns. You demand “respect” while offering not one whit of it in return.
“Want all the same things you do”? No. No, not hardly. What YOU want is total control over us, to reduce us to an abject state of servility and helplessness under a monstrous tyranny you retain total control over. What WE really want is for you to leave us the fucking hell alone—you, and your hideous Leviathan state too.
Unfortunately, we know by now just how likely THAT is.
But what this also means is that we as progressives need to stop getting so offended by everything and learn to put ourselves in others’ shoes. All of our experiences — conservatives and progressives alike — give us unique perspectives, and it is absolutely unhelpful to say things like “it’s not our job to teach you” when someone comes to us with questions.
Actually, it is our job.
No. No, the fuck it is NOT, you goddamned worthless, pietistic, priggish, arrogant shitheel. Get it through your empty head: WE ARE NOT “COMING TO YOU WITH QUESTIONS.” WE ARE NOT IN ANY NEED OF YET ANOTHER PUKE-INDUCING LECTURE ABOUT OUR MYRIAD SUPPOSED FLAWS. WE ARE NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY INTERESTED IN YOUR GODFUCKINGDAMNED COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY. WE JUST WANT YOU TO—AT LONG, LONG LAST—STOP SLAMMING AND TRYING TO DISMANTLE THE VERY FUCKING NATION THAT FUCKING GUARANTEES YOUR FUCKING FREEDOM TO BE SUCH A FUCKING INSUFFERABLE, IGNORANT FUCKING DIPSHIT, AND LEAVE US THE FUCKING FUCK ALONE.
Period. Full stop. End of story.
But no, the asshole continues. It’s like he can’t help himself. Which, of course—being an oh-so-superior, self-satisfied, narcissistic “liberal”—he can’t.
If we’re waiting for people who hold a different view to change their minds without being guided through that process, we’ll be waiting an awfully long time.
Oh, you’re going to be waiting an awfully long time, all right. AWFULLY long. Common ground, at last.
I think progressives would all agree that time is not something we have to waste. It may not be fair, but progressives must be willing to put aside their anger and hate and take responsibility for creating the change they wish to see in the world. To vilify, shame and condemn only causes those who don’t understand to dig in their heels. If we are the ones who want change, the responsibility is ours to do what it takes to encourage it.
To summarize: Progressives, stop insulting, stop shaming, and stop condescending. Start listening. Start teaching.
“Start listening. Start teaching.” And there, right fucking there, is the whole problem. The arrogant douchebag doesn’t even realize that one of those things is not like the other. If these moralizing putzes were even half as smart as they think they are, they’d know that when they maintain their laser-like focus on “teaching” us poor, benighted knuckleheads, then they’re not really “listening” at all.
The ugly truth is, they’re not interested in “listening,” and they never have been; they’re right, we’re wrong, and they will never even dream of considering they might possibly be in error. Even after decades of failure after failure—a collapsing, moribund economy; foreign-policy train wrecks and humiliations one after another after another; a skyrocketing debt fueled by out of control spending; a nation which rightly views its government as an adversary, despising it, distrusting it, fearing it, and seeking to quietly ignore or circumvent it at every opportunity; a populace that doesn’t believe a word its supposed “representatives” say, and fully comprehends the rot and corruption festering throughout the government while having lost all faith in its own ability to wield even the slightest influence over its direction—these are the toxic fruits of Progressivist governance.
Detroit. Detroit is their model, their ideal; Detroit is what they hope to turn the entire country into. It’s all they can do; it’s all they have.
And THAT is where we take hope; that is our ultimate salvation. These halfwits have nothing whatsoever to offer except more of the same. They have already failed; they have failed again and again and again. Anybody who has searched in vain for a job in recent years, or dropped out of the workforce in despair; been victimized by a domestic Muslim terrorist attack that never would have happened without the Left’s wet-brained insistence on importing hordes of unvetted, unassimilable troglodytes; been forced into an unaffordable Obamacare plan that provides them with no real coverage in exchange for an exorbitant monthly charge; or risked their life savings trying to start a business only to see their dream drown in a Sargasso of idiotic regulation, taxation, and government obstruction, knows exactly where their bullshit leads.
How many of you believe that what those desperate victims of Progressivist perfidy need most is another lecture on how deplorable they are from the likes of this pinheaded, pissant prick? How many of you think that this sort of condescension is going to win a single vote for the agents of American ruin, the Democrat Socialist Party?
They destroy a nation. They scold the people who built it, and claim underserved credit for building it themselves. They blame others for their own manifest failure. They decry true patriots while risibly claiming the mantle of patriotism for themselves. They despise, insult, and spit on the military that provides the blanket of freedom under which they cravenly cower. They arrogantly insist that only they can resolve and repair the damage they themselves so wantonly wrought. They undermine the very foundations of the American republic by refusing to accept an electoral defeat.
They lecture, they hector, they harangue. They dismiss, they denigrate. They condescend and insult. They mislead, misdirect, conceal, and lie outright. But the ultimate takeaway is this: THEY FAIL. Always. Each and every time.
They’re done, people. They. Got. NOTHING. Unless they suddenly and miraculously discover a smidgen of humility, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes legal to actually start openly hunting them, and bringing their stinking pelts down to the bank to exchange for a new toaster oven, a gift certificate, or some other premium.
And then, we can truly begin to Make America Great Again.
Did someone just mention “the increasingly hapless desperation of their strategic skullduggery” just now? Why yes, I believe someone did.
The proposition those damning the president based on this latest revelation are offering involves the fact that Trump Junior is found on an email thread which he voluntarily disclosed on Twitter saying “I love it” in reaction to being told of the information on Clinton, that information having been characterized by its presenter, an English music publicist named Rob Goldstone, as part and parcel of a desire by the Russian government to help his father win.
This, we’re told, is evidence of collusion between Trump père and The Russians, and based on a timeline which included the Wikileaks disclosures of “hacked” Democratic National Committee emails and Trump’s request that The Russians make public the 30,000 emails Clinton had supposedly deleted from her illegal private server, it’s a smoking gun that Trump was the beneficiary of the Putin regime’s intelligence arm “hacking” the 2016 election.
Which is an awful lot of mileage on not quite so much fuel.
Which theory is harder to believe?
That Trump, who had never run for office before and who was panned as a clown by the Democrats and the media right up until Election Night last November, orchestrated a grand coup d’état with the assistance of the Russians to “hack” an American election, and that it was so well hidden that the Don Junior meeting is the only real evidence unearthed so far of the whole thing…
…Or that the Obama administration and the Democratic Party used their immense power to attempt to ensnare the Trumps in a damaging narrative that would either discredit him and the Republican Party as traitors in the event of a Clinton victory or cripple his administration in “scandal” should he pull an upset?
Who had the means, motive, and experience to pull off the deeds in question? Who had the power to let Veselnitskaya into the country, and what purpose would be served for such permission?
We don’t know the half of this story. But frankly, this business with The Russians is all of a sudden a lot more interesting than it’s been the whole time the media has been flogging it.
What’s interesting to me is how suddenly the libtards turned on a dime from decades of pimping and propagandizing for the Soviet Union to fear and loathing of them as America’s Most Dangerous Enemy. Pretty impressive for people who always maintained before that A) America has no true enemies, B) if it did, the enmity was fully merited, earned as it was by its own despicable or inhumane actions, and C) never yet failed to prefer to take the side of said enemies, while disregarding or actively alienating our allies.
Left unaddressed: How is it possible to hate a man like this and not hate those he represents? Issue advocacy voters elected Donald Trump because what he pledged in his campaign resonated with their values and the direction they’re determined to see the country move in.
The hatred is not just reserved for the president, as demonstrated after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others during practice for a charity baseball game by an (“alleged”) leftist loon and Bernie Sanders supporter. And the excuse-making, finger-pointing and outright rejoicing by (“confirmed”) leftist loons drives home the point that the “suspect” is not alone in his malevolent hatred of all things not “progressive.”
“[I]t is clear that we have a divide, a major divide in America that does not seem surmountable,” talk radio host Rush Limbaugh observed. “It does not seem reparable. It does not seem like it is possible or even likely to find any common ground, when many Americans think that their number one enemy is the other political party, which is a fact on the left. Scary times.”
Ah, but the REAL question is: is it desirable to find “common ground” with those who seek to rob us of our birthright of freedom and enslave us? As I’ve said so many times here: if you wish to compromise with the Left, which of your basic rights and liberties are you willing to give up? Free speech? The 2A? Trial by jury of your peers? The Ninth and Tenth both are already dead letters, and the Progtards want ’em all.
Compromise? Been way too much of that already, if you ask me. Especially if by “compromise” you mean “rolling over and giving the Left what it wants, and getting absolutely NOTHING in return,” that is. Which, up till now, is what it ALWAYS means.
“Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason,” Huffington Post commentator Jason Fuller declared, confirming that assessment. “They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt). And then—upon receiving guilty verdicts—they must all be executed under the law.
“Anything less than capital punishment—or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility—would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass,” he elaborated in a lunatic screed that was approved by the editors and only pulled down after they were embarrassed by the outraged backlash.
If you were a Trump supporter, that’s you Fuller is talking about. That’s what he and those like him really want for you, for any family members who agree with you, for your friends and neighbors, and essentially for all in “red state/flyover” America. They want it for everyone who has committed the heresy of rejecting “progressivism” and instead chosen to support a Constitution delegating limited powers and declaring rights off limits from government encroachment.
This type of Killing Fields precursor is the kind of “thought” put out on a leading “progressive” opinion website, one with millions of regular readers, and one that garnered all kinds of supportive comments. The answer to Los Angeles Riots catalyst Rodney King’s plaintive “Can we all get along?” plea becomes clear.
What do you think? Is getting along possible with people who want you tried for treason or simply killed outright?
And I repeat: forget “possible”—is it even desirable? Did anybody ever think to ask the Jews in the middle of the Holocaust if a way might not be found to “get along” with Hitler?
When some “entertainer” symbolically executes Donald Trump, or some “pundit” makes excuses for it and reverses the blame, we need to ask ourselves what it is about the man they hate so much. The answer is the policies he says he stands for. That means they hate those who agree with those policies. He’s the symbol, an avatar of sorts, for all those who chose the vision of America he articulated over what Hillary Clinton offered.
Precisely so. It is by no means all about Trump; that’s what frustrates them so, it’s what has driven them over the edge. It’s US: those of us who voted for Trump, who want to see the swamp drained and the Deep State dismantled, who want to see the status quo upended for real this time. Those of us who still support him and ignore every successive manufactured scandal and conjured-up misstep or gaffe, no matter how loud they scream about it. WE’RE the real target of the Hater Left; Trump is merely a figurehead in a way, an icon. Ultimately, it’s US they really intend to destroy.
We are not now and will never be onboard with the Progressivist program of top-down tyranny, of unyielding central control not just of the economy, but of our very lives, down to the most infinitesimal detail. Our rejection of that control is (correctly) seen by them as not just a repudiation of their politics, but a denial of their assumed right and fitness to rule over us; since, as they’ve always said, the personal is political for them, it amounts to a direct denial of their supposedly superior intellect, a dire insult hurled right at their sense of self.
These aren’t people who can agree to disagree, make their case as best they can, and should they lose, walk away to fight another day with respect and tolerance granted to their opposition. It simply is not in ’em; unlike those of us who don’t grant politics a central role in our very self-identity and have no wish to, politics is who they are. For them, the personal is political, sure enough…but the political is also personal, too. How could it be otherwise, for people whose most intense desire is for an all-powerful State directing our every move? Maybe Mussolini said it best: “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
And if you think it’s a coincidence that they cleave so entirely to a phrase coined by a long-dead, raddled old fascist dictator, well, you don’t know them well enough, bub.
Given all that, who could be surprised that they truly, sincerely want to kill us? Far from being a transgression, it would have to seem almost like a moral imperative to them.
I need to throw in a quote from the Coulter column mentioned above, too:
After a Bernie Sanders supporter tried to commit mass murder last week — the second homicidal Bernie supporter so far this year — the media blamed President Trump for lowering the bar on heated political rhetoric by calling his campaign opponents cruel names like “Crooked Hillary” and “Lyin’ Ted.”
As soon as any conservative responds to Trump’s belittling names for his rivals by erupting in a murderous rage, that will be a fantastically good point. But until then, it’s idiotic. Unlike liberals, conservatives aren’t easily incited to violence by words.
What we’re seeing is the following: Prominent liberals repeatedly tell us, with deadly seriousness, that Trump and his supporters are: “Hitler,” “fascists,” “bigots,” “haters,” “racists,” “terrorists,” “criminals” and “white supremacists,” which is then followed by liberals physically attacking conservatives.
To talk about “both sides” being guilty of provocative rhetoric is like talking about “both genders” being guilty of rape.
Nearly every op-ed writer at The New York Times has compared Trump to Hitler. (The conservative on the op-ed page merely called him a “proto-fascist.”) If Trump is Hitler and his supporters Nazis, then the rational course of action for any civilized person is to kill them.
That’s not just a theory, it’s the result.
Liberals know damn well that their audience includes a not-insignificant portion of foaming-at-the-mouth lunatics, prepared, at the slightest provocation, to smash windows, burn down neighborhoods, physically attack and even murder conservatives. But instead of toning down the rhetoric, the respectable left keeps throwing matches on the bone-dry tinder, and then indignantly asks, “Are you saying conservatives don’t do it, too?”
No, actually. We don’t.
Not yet, we don’t. But I expect that to change before a whole lot longer; there would seem to be no other way of stopping them. And even the most timorous of curs will take being beaten for only so long before he decides to bite back.
They’re fascists, plain and simple. They’re filled with hate; they recognize no ethical or practical limits on their behavior, and they are undeniably prone to violence when they are hindered, thwarted, or even verbally contradicted. They intend to rule us, and they are not bothered in the least by the prospect of killing us in job lots if they have to. They assume that if they dispense with the most recalcitrant among us, the more meek of us will then be cowed into going along at last. If not, well, the meek can all join us in the Killing Fields.
We’re going to find out if that assumption is correct. It is NOT going to be pretty.
Hey, it’s not as if their ideological brethren haven’t done it before, you know.
Yeah, I am REALLY gonna be all broke up when one of these miserable crawly things finally gets his worthless ass shot.
It turns out that the person behind the animated gif used by Trump is a Reddit user completely unconnected to Trump or the White House. He goes by the name “HanAssholeSolo.”
Needless to say, the witch hunt was on to find the heretic.
CNN, the target of Trump’s original tweet, tasked Andrew Kaczynski to hunt down the Reddit user and dox him.
In Kaczynski’s story, he outright threatens to out the Reddit user if he doesn’t comply:
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
Many quickly observed that this threat amounted to ideological blackmail.
Because that’s, y’know, PRECISELY WHAT IT IS.
Just think about this for a sec: CNN, world’s foremost purveyors of completely, demonstrably, and incontrovertibly Fake News, is now in the business of threatening private citizens and blackmailing them into apologizing for daring to hold an opinion they don’t approve of. Worse, they seem smugly pleased about it, if that next to last line above is any indication. And it is.
We’re so far from true journalism by now you can’t even see it from where we are. Or remember what it looked like.
But CNN’s arrogant, self-serving bluster gets worse from there—all of it in the PJM piece linked above and posted in Tweet form, unfortunately, making it even more annoying to read than the original subject matter itself, which is saying something. But hey, maybe that’s just me.
At any rate, it’s somewhat comforting to know that CNN is at least as inept at blackmail as the hapless moron they incited to shoot up the Republican baseball practice was at mass murder.
According to an analysis by BuzzFeed, the CNN–WWE GIF that President Donald Trump tweeted last week was not the same as the one created by HanAssholeSolo, which means CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski outed the wrong guy…
Figures. As Glenn quips: “This is the point where the Wilford Brimley character turns and says ‘Mr. Trump, I seem to want to ask if you set all this up. But if I do, you ain’t gonna tell me, are you?’ The follow-on quote from Brimley works pretty well too, if you turn it around and make the CNN slimewads the object of it: “You’re a smart man, Mr. Gallagher. I’m pretty smart myself. Don’t get too smart.”
And now that I think of it, Absence Of Malice, one of my all-time favorite movies since I saw it in its original theatrical release, is chock-full of quotes that apply almost alarmingly well to the present-day state of Establishment Media. They’re dishonest, they’re manipulative, they’re arrogant, they’re insufferably smug. They’re being left behind on the ash-heap of history, and they seem almost incredibly incapable of recognizing their steadily growing irrelevance, and of grasping that their own disgraceful betrayal of the very definition of journalism is at the root of their fall. An entire nation once relied on them for information and useful analysis, and now that same nation barely bothers paying any attention to them at all.
And with very good reason, too. Perhaps the most fitting quote from Brimley’s character is this one:
I think I know where we’re headed here. Before we get there, I want to say something to you. You know and I know that we can’t tell you what to print or what not to. We hope the press will act responsibly, but when you don’t, there ain’t a lot we can do about it. We can’t have people go around leaking stuff for their own reasons. It ain’t legal. And worse than that, by God it ain’t right.
Most of what they do nowadays “by God ain’t right.” And now they’ve stooped to extorting groveling apologies from private citizens—private citizens who have done nothing whatsoever illegal, nothing wrong, nothing in any way legally actionable, nothing even particularly objectionable to any sane person—via threats and blackmail…and gloating openly over their successful strong-arming of the guy, to boot.
“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.” And there you have it: an open threat, and nothing but—against a person they should have no ability whatsoever to do any harm at all. For the “crime” of disagreeing with them, and daring to express his opinion publicly. Knowing as we all do the Left’s penchant for obscene, witless violence—knowing the likelihood of hordes of angry, violent morons showing up on his doorstep, hounding him out of his job, and generally ruining his life forevermore, as they’ve already done with so many others—he did the only sensible thing and capitulated to them.
The American media establishment has gone from being a vital bulwark of freedom, a check on government abuse and overreach, to being an outright cancer on the body politic. Trump is absolutely right to name them as an enemy—not just of him and his Presidency, but of We the People, and of freedom and proper Constitutional governance itself. He should strip them of any right to White House access or privilege. He should refuse to give them any opportunity whatever to lie about, misquote, or otherwise do him and his administration harm. He should henceforth treat them as the maggots they are, with revulsion and contempt. I realize that politically speaking he has to step somewhat lightly, move somewhat slowly. But a beginning should most certainly be made, and that right soon. Shutting down the White House press room for good would be a fine start.
For the rest of us, well, y’know: rope, lamppost, “journalist”; some assembly most definitely required. And, if they keep it up, probably imminent. They’ve sown the wind. Reaping time is coming. As Don Surber says:
The biggest threat to a free press is the press itself. Pissing away credibility built over the past century is not only irresponsible but not something today’s managers should be allowed to do.
Trump is the victim here — not the liars who make up Fake News.
Precisely so. I pray they wake up at last. I’m damned near certain they won’t. So be it.
He’s not just living in their heads rent-free. He’s tearing the empty space between their ears the fuck down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
In the 28-second video, Trump, in a suit and tie, is seen knocking down another man in a suit who is standing next to a wrestling ring. Trump repeatedly pummels the fallen man, whose face is covered by a superimposed CNN logo. A fake CNN logo then appears on the screen reading “FNN: Fraud News Network.”
A longer version of the video online shows that the man being beaten was World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) owner-promoter Vince McMahon, a friend of Trump’s. In that version, Trump also gets in the ring to shave McMahon’s head as part of the “The Battle of the Billionaires” at the WrestleMania 23 event.
McMahon was present at the White House in February to pose smilingly with the president when his wife Linda McMahon — a former WWE executive — was sworn in as Trump’s Small Business Administration chief.
Incredibly, the Lying Left Media twerps have the balls to whimper and whine about Trump “inciting violence” against them:
Trump has recently stepped up his attacks on the news media. Besides the crude attack on MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski — he called her “low I.Q.” and said he had seen her bleeding after a facelift — he has specifically bashed outlets including CNN, NBC, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Amid a torrent of criticism over his attack on Brzezinski, Trump doubled down Saturday, tweeting: “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!”
Bang, zoom, nailed it right there. Back to that in a second.
With Trump’s tweets coming just weeks after a mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice, reporters on Thursday asked White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether his rhetoric might be promoting violence.
Again: incredible. They actually try to make it seem as if Trump’s “violent rhetoric” had ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO with a Democrat Socialist Bernie Bro trying to mass-murder Republicans, rather than having actually been…well, back to that in a second too.
She replied: “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.”
But the wrestling video prompted a wave of recriminations.
“It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN said in a statement. “Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the president had never done so.”
CNN suggested that Trump should instead be focusing on issues like health care, tensions with North Korea and his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany.
A journalists’ group, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, roundly denounced the video. “We condemn the president’s threat of physical violence against journalists,” said a statement from the group’s executive director, Bruce Brown. “This tweet is beneath the office of the presidency. Sadly, it is not beneath this president.”
Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, said it was “unseemly” that Trump would “encourage such anger at the media.”
And Annie Lowrey, a journalist with The Atlantic magazine, tweeted: “In seriousness, I am terrified that a journalist — perhaps one of the many political reporters I know and love — is going to end up dead.”
And again: INCREDIBLE. All this sobbing and histrionic clutching of the pearls FROM THE SELFSAME PEOPLE whose “get Trump” mania, expressed with ACTUAL AND ONGOING DIRECT CALLS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST HIM, did finally result in an attempted mass murder of Republicans by one of their own—a moron who, in perfect Democrat Socialist fashion, was thankfully so inept with firearms that he only managed to wound five innocent people after shooting fifty rounds.
But know what really keeps hitting me after all this? In slashing back vigorously against these dirty, sleazy, dishonest propagandists, Trump is doing PRECISELY WHAT WE SENT HIM TO WASHINGTON TO DO.
Think, for a moment, of what might have happened had George W Bush, instead of lying supinely back and maintaining “the dignity of the office” while the Leftymedia was savaging him with impunity, fought back against them like this instead. The American landscape might look a whole lot different by now.
Instead, Bush elected to take that illusory “high road” the Vichy GOPe natters ceaselessly about, and let them skate on their fanaticism and lack of anything resembling integrity. And with what result? The audacity and derangement of the Left has doubled and redoubled, to the point that they are now actually refusing to accept the clear results of the last election and seriously attempting a coup by any means they can contrive.
“The dignity of the office of President”? Sorry, cupcakes, ain’t been none since Clinton turned the Oval Office into his own personal Mexican whorehouse, taking advantage of a hapless, starry-eyed intern less than half his age. And not one peep did you media chancres utter over that, other than one of your putrid ilk offering to suck the Presidential (slick) willie herself.
Strong message to the Mainly Socialist Media follows:
You oozing pustules have gotten away with way too much, for way too long. You now operate not as any sort of independent group of professionals seeking only to fairly and fully report the news, but as a fully-bought-and-paid-for extension of the Democrat Socialist Party. And you’re fooling precisely no one with your half-hearted protestations of “impartiality” and “journalistic ethics.” What you’re doing, what you’ve been doing for years, bears no resemblance whatever to actual journalism; the very word itself has become a sad, bitter joke. You’re not journalists; you’re cheerleaders, and worse, you still see fit to lie about that, as if we were stupid and uninformed enough not to be able to see you for exactly what you are.
And you still can’t even begin to grasp why we like Trump, and why we voted for him. You wax hysterical about every least thing he says or does; you attack and attack and attack and attack, and expect him to take it all without a murmur of dissent, and expect those of us who have supported him all along to suddenly abandon him? Because the likes of YOU aren’t happy about him?
Sorry, but…no. Not hardly. We voted for him because we were sick of seeing the Vichy GOPe surrendering again and again without a fight. We were sick of the way you’ve denigrated and disparaged this country right along, blaming America for every least ounce of suffering the world endures, while whitewashing and pimping for hellholes like Cuba or Venezuela as if they were anything but object lessons in why your preferred program doesn’t work.
I repeat, in the faint hope that maybe it’ll somehow sink in at last with one or two of you pus-nutted blatherskites: in fighting back against you vigorously and eagerly, with every appearance of relishing the conflict, Trump is doing precisely what we sent him to Washington to do. We WANT him calling you out; we WANT him upending the established order in Washington; we WANT him not accepting his role as a second-class citizen like all the other surrender-monkey Republicans have for so long; we WANT him governing this country not by the usual legerdemain and mealy-mouthed deceit, but by taking the bull by the horns, reigning in the insidious Deep State apparatus by any means possible, and not allowing the squealing of the Ruling Class to deter or deflect him one iota.
We WANT the Swamp drained. As Swamp dwellers yourselves—leeches and parasites fit only for covering up and dissembling for your masters as they suck voraciously on the bloated Big-Government teat, unfit for useful work and unable to provide for themselves other than on the backs they’ve very nearly broken with an avalanche of laws and regulations they don’t abide by themselves—we frankly don’t give a good goddamn how you feel about that.
As for somebody committing acts of violence against you: well, tough cookies there too, assholes. It would be no more than you deserve. After having put up with violence and attacks from the Brat Left ourselves for years now—and witnessing you shamelessly display the unbelievable gall of trying to contrive a way to BLAME US FOR IT almost every time—well, if a few of you now have to take a few lumps for your insolence, your arrogance, your lying, and your openly expressed hostility to those of us who, as George Bailey so memorably said, do most of the living and the working and the paying and the dying in this country, honestly, my concern over your fate is no more than thimble-deep.
You earned our contempt, a thousand times over and then some. Even after the Alexandria shooting, you doubled down on your hatred and violent rhetoric; the few condemnations of the would-be killer offered by your side were notable only for their indifference and insincerity, which was clear as glass. The way you quickly dropped the story entirely spoke for itself; the way you’re now trying to twist it around so the blame falls on us and our President is damned near maddening, and will only serve to heighten the justified rage at and loathing for your despicable ilk.
Whatever happens to you in just retaliation…well, speaking entirely for myself, the day one of you gets beaten, stabbed, or shot by a righteous American who has finally decided he’s had a bellyful of abuse from pissants not fit to lick his shoes, you’ll probably be able to hear my spontaneous whoop of joyous celebration all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue.
I might try to stifle it just out of a sense of decency not in any way reciprocated by you. Then again, I might not.
I’d much prefer nobody get shot. But if somebody has to before you’ll wake the fuck up and realize what your job properly is, well, better you than any more of us. Sooner or later, what goes around comes around, motherfuckers.
I can’t make up my mind who should be more ashamed: them for doing it, or us for putting up with them doing it. I’m pretty sure I DO know who’s more likely to change their, umm, approach, though.
A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.
May 8: Wendi Wright, 35, was arrested after stalking Rep. David Kustoff (Tenn.) and trying to run him off the road. After pulling over, Wright “began to scream and strike the windows on Kustoff’s car and even reached inside the vehicle.”
May 9: Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett needed heavy security at a town hall after receiving a series of death threats in May that police “deemed to be credible and real.”
“This is how we’re going to kill your wife,” one message said. Others detailed how they would kill his children, and even his dog.
May 12: A town hall participant accosted North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, shoving fake dollar bills into his suit jacket. A Kramer supporter grabbed the same man by the neck. Both men were ejected by law enforcement, but neither were charged.
May 12: A Tucson, Ariz. school district employee was arrested by the FBI for sending several death threats to Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. The man threatened to shoot McSally and told her to “be careful” because her days “were numbered.”
May 21: Florida Rep. Ted Yoho described his office getting vandalized by protesters. One female constituent left a voicemail on an office answering machine, promising, “Next time I see you, I’m going to beat your f**king ass.”
June 14: Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and Reps. Steve Scalise (La.), Kevin Brady (Texas), Jack Bergman (Mich.), Mike Bishop (Mich.), Mike Conaway (Texas), Roger Williams (Texas), John Moolenaar (Mich.), Gary Palmer (Ala.), Chuck Fleischmann (Tenn.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.), Barry Loudermilk (Ga.), Mark Walker (N.C.), Steve Pearce (N.M.), Brad Wenstrup (Ohio), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Jeff Duncan (S.C.), Trent Kelly (Miss.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), and Joe Barton (Texas) were attacked by a gunman during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot in the hip, and remains in the hospital. Four others were injured, including a staffer for Williams and two Capitol Police officers assigned to Scalise.
The same day, New York Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email reading, “One down, 216 to go.”
The list goes on from there—and this is just since May. Remember, too, that these are just the Congressmen who have been attacked by violent liberal-fascist goons. Throw in the who-even-knows-how-many ordinary folks out there who have been assaulted by these despicable creeps, and all of a sudden it begins to look as if Civil War v2.0 has already gotten under way—with only one side doing all the fighting.
Remember, too, that all of this—every last bit of it—is down to Democrat Socialists refusing to accept the results of the last election, their ongoing attempt to overthrow a legitimately-elected President, and the bloodthirsty rhetoric they’ve been so free and easy with in support of their coup attempt.
One way or another, by hook or by crook, they mean to rule us. They don’t give even the most infinitesimal damn about the good of the nation or the people in it. They care only about power: exercising it, maintaining it, expanding it. And even now, their hateful incitement to violence continues without the slightest pause or diminution.
They will not stop. They will NEVER stop. They will have to BE stopped.
Well, so be it. Let them reap the whirlwind for all me. When their vicious filth finally does splash back on them at last, my sympathy and concern over the injury and horror inflicted on the individuals involved won’t be detectable with an electron microscope.
Tolerant, broad-minded; capable of honest, reasonable debate while respecting the views of those who disagree with him.
Not Democrat Socialists, of course. Sorry, I was thinking of someone else there.
“I’ve seen the prayer ya’ll were saying at the baseball diamond … I think ya’ll better hit your knees and pray for the people that you’re screwin’ up their lives,” the message stated, according to a criminal complaint filed by Capitol Police in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
“We’re coming to get every g**amn one of you and your families. Maybe the next one taken down will be your daughter. Huh? Or your wife. Or even you.”
Yeah, well, better bring help, old man. There are a few of us out here who aren’t going to stand idly by and be your punching bags any longer. And the number is growing day by day.
E. Stanley Hoff, 68, is charged with threatening to “assault, kidnap, or murder a United States official.” He appeared in federal court wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, jeans and sandals in addition to ankle and wrist chains.
No word on the source of the patchouli-and-unwashed-hippie funk wafting around the courtroom, but I think we’re all comfortable enough making an educated guess on that one.
I didn’t choose it as one of my categories for this post, but the question of “where do we go from here?” is becoming more pressing with each new attack or verbal threat. As I’ve said all along: they will NOT stop. They will NEVER stop. They will have to BE stopped. Deplore it if you like; agonize over it as much as you wish, it’s the ugly truth. Which leads me to revisit Steyn’s post as I said the other day I would, and continue my commentary on it. This was how Mark’s post concluded:
If you allow society to degenerate to the point where there is less and less in common to bind competing groups together, there will be action…but just as surely there will – slowly, eventually, belatedly – be reaction. And the most obvious reaction is to reach for the same weapon your opponent’s got on you: In the Cold War, the Communists acquired nukes. In the culture war, the right is storming the stage. In the jihad, the Islamophobe rented a van.
Mark says this with a tone of regret, and that’s appropriate enough; it IS depressing where the Islamist and Leftist scum have led us, how our society has been degraded by them while decent people exercised an unrequited forbearance and let it happen. It’s shameful, it’s lamentable—and it never should have occurred at all.
BUT. IT. HAS. We can argue till the cows come home about who’s ultimately to blame: them for doing it, or us for letting them. What we can NOT do is allow it to continue to progress. And I think it’s all too obvious by now where turning the other cheek and taking the supposed “high road” has gotten us.
No, I don’t want to have to shoot anybody; no, I don’t long for a second Civil War. But as with the Muslims, war has been brought to our very doorstep. And if we’re going to be left with no choice but to fight, well, I’d just as soon win this one, thanks. To misappropriate Sir Walter Scott: breathes there a man with soul so dead that he’s willing to stand meekly by and see his own, his native land stolen from him by despicable curs who loathe it to the darkest depths of their coal-black souls?
Secession, partition, division, whatever. Those all have heretofore seemed unlikely to the point of absurdity, and I’ve made those very arguments myself. But I’m not as sure about that now as I was even a few months ago; they’re beginning to look less and less so these days, seems to me. In fact, they’re coming to seem like the only way of averting a greater conflagration so dire as to be incomprehensible. If the old Chinese curse about living in interesting times is indeed apocryphal, well, it’s none the less apt for it.
Update! Jim Goad offers a useful suggestion:
Mind you, this happened right on the heels of the Kathy Griffin decapitation scandal and a Central Park production of Julius Caesar that’s a transparent excuse to stage another mock Trump assassination.
It happened amid an insane cultural climate where the day before Hodgkinson’s rampage, a black male shooter in Indianapolis fired at a truck that was flying a “Make America Great Again” flag.
Where on June 11, the Huffington Post ran an article that openly called for Donald Trump and “everyone assisting in his agenda” to be tried for treason and publicly executed. Where a successful TV producer can encourage Trump-haters to “pick up a goddamn brick,” and he doesn’t get fired. Where a college professor says that Republicans “should be lined up and shot,” and he doesn’t get fired, either. Where ever since Trump’s election—and, frankly, for about a year leading up to it—his supporters have had the living shit kicked out of them coast-to-coast, and all the media can focus on is “right-wing hate speech” and the dastardly specter of Islamophobia.
A climate where the left is so egregiously insane and vicious and bloodthirsty—all in the name of compassion, of course—that the incomparably wormy Jesse Benn, who has previously called for “white wounding” and for violence against Trump supporters, saw no problem with a fellow traveler “shooting a racist lawmaker in the hip” last Wednesday. It’s a climate where, after the shooting, an obese New Jersey Democrat openly calls for the murder of Republicans with the hashtags #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen.
The extreme left has always been a Misfit Magnet, and James Hodgkinson was merely the latest disaffected mold inspector to allow blindly self-righteous and stridently humorless leftist propaganda to program the empty hard drive that was his brain. He was merely one in a confoundingly endless assembly line of losers who sought to blame “the rich” for what appears to be his own largely self-inflicted personal misery.
There’s nothing more dangerous than some unhappy idiot with a gun who is implacably convinced beyond all reasoning of his moral superiority. If this is going to end in a full-blown shooting war—and that’s where it seems to be headed—let’s shoot all the fanatics first. Once they’re all dead, we may not even need a war.
And it would have the added advantage of thinning the ranks of Democrat Socialist Party voters right into total irrelevance—not that they’re all that far from that devoutly-to-be-wished consummation already.
Updated update! Dutoit has a suggestion too, related but more specifically targeted:
Here’s my suggestion for first responders who are called to an inner-city (i.e. Black) neighborhood:
“If you see them drowning. If you see them in a burning building. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: do nothing. Least of all put your life on the line for theirs, and do not dare think doing so, putting your life on the line for theirs, gives you reason to feel celestial. Save the life of those that would kill you is the opposite of virtuous. Let. Them. Fucking. Die. And smile a bit when you do.”
Actually, those aren’t my words. They’re the words of some Black dude, talking about how first responders should let White people die.
Thing is—UNEXPECTED!—it’s already happening, in Chicago at least:
Chicago is having a bloody year.
Already since January, more than 100 people have been murdered in the city — double the number of homicides in Chicago during the first two months last year. The number of shooting incidents is also up by 120 percent compared to the first nine weeks of 2015.
The spike in violent crime comes at a time when the police in Chicago are under increased scrutiny for misconduct.
Interim police Superintendent John Escalante acknowledges there might have been a “Laquan McDonald effect,” where police officers are less aggressive and even somewhat passive in pursuing criminals.
“There’s a little bit of an effect,” says Escalante. “Every officer I think, not just here in Chicago, but every police officer around the country does not want to be that next viral video.”
Police in Chicago made 30 percent fewer arrests in the early part of this year compared to last year. Street stops are down more than 80 percent so far this year.
Couldn’t happen in a nicer violent shithole, and I don’t blame the cops one fucking bit. Stay well back, guys; the vicious, retarded creeps aren’t worth a single drop of either your blood or your sweat. Let them police themselves…or drop dead.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along. It’s just another “liberal”-run city descending into Detroit status, that’s all. There will assuredly be more.
Ordinary, mainstream, perfectly typical Democrat Socialist lunatic responds to the Democrat Socialists’ violent and eliminationist hate speech.
GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in a stable condition after a rabid left-wing activist named James Hodgkinso, 66, opened fire upon the house republican baseball team during practice Wednesday morning.
James T. Hodgkinson was a former campaign volunteer for Bernie Sanders. After asking if those practicing were Democrats or Republicans, he opened fire on players with a high powered rifle from the third base dugout (Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia) The group was taking grounders and practicing batting at around 7.00am.
Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop described how one man – thought to be part of Scalise’s Capitol Police protection detail – stood his ground to return fire as the congressmen and at least one of their children dove for cover in a dugout and Scalise dragged himself across the field after being hit, leaving a trail of blood behind him.
He told CBS Detroit: ‘As we were standing here this morning, a gunman walked up to the fence line and just began to shoot. I was standing at home plate and he was in the third base line. He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading.’
He said: ‘The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover.’
‘We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us.
Anyone still wondering why the Democrat Socialists have always been so keen on disarming real Americans via unconstitutional gun bans and confiscation? Well, now you know: so we can’t defend ourselves when one of their own is gunning us down in cold blood for the crime of disagreeing with them, and electing someone they don’t approve of. And did someone mention the Democrat Socialist climate of hate? Why, yes. Yes, I sure as fuck did.
If the rhetoric of high profile Democrats is to be believed, GOP policies are the biggest killers of Americans next to heart disease, obesity, and cancer.
In May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said an Obamacare reform bill Republicans have advanced would kill people.
“It is not an overstatement to say that some children will die because of this,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio wasn’t alone in his dire warnings over Republican efforts to fix Obamacare.
“This will cost American lives if it ever becomes law! This will mean death, pain, and suffering,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
“They are threatening devastation in the lives of America’s families,” insisted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “This is deadly. This is deadly.”
“People are going to die if this bill that got passed yesterday ever became law. I’m going to lose a lot of folks. People are going to die!” claimed Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
“Thousands of Americans would die,” echoed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
“There’s no question that people will not only lose their health care, but many will lose their lives,” claimed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
“It’s essentially producing policies are gonna kill people. We’re essentially going to be killing Peter to make sure that Paul gets his tax cut,” claimed Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.).
The liberal media have been just as hyperbolic on the supposedly lethal threat of GOP efforts to repair the nation’s health care system.
“The GOP Is Trying to Kill You,” claimed a January headline in “In These Times” magazine.
“The ‘pro-life’ party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people,” said Salon.
“The House Passed a Health Care Bill That Will Kill People” declared the left-wing organization Media Matters for America.
And that was just the health care bill. To hear the Democrats tell it, the GOP’s welfare policies are driven by a murderous hatred of the poor; its immigration policies, by a murderous hatred of Latinos; its religious freedom and privacy policies, by a murderous hatred of gay and transgendered people; and its support for law enforcement, by a murderous hatred of black Americans.
Even this voluminous list is by no means comprehensive; it’s barely a drop in the bucket, and there are many more examples at the link. In truth, there are examples of it everywhere you care to look, the whole country has been inundated with them. After having been marinated in this vileness for decades now, the real questions are: how could this murderous Democrat Socialist NOT act on it? What took him so long? And why aren’t more like him stepping up to do the “right” thing, the “moral” thing, in accordance with the twisted depravity of the Democrat Socialist worldview?
Elsewhere, Hindraker fumbles:
As a general rule, it is foolish to pay attention to a “shooter’s” purported ideology.
Uh huh. Because in a shooting motivated purely by ideology, nobody should ever take the ideology into account. Y’know, like we insist on doing with the jihadis.
John gets back on track pretty quick, though. Mostly.
Most of them are just nuts. Maybe that is the case here too, although Mr. Hodgkinson (age 66) is not a typical, 20s-loner mass murderer. But for what it’s worth, Mr. Hodgkinson apparently is, or was until today, a perfect exemplar of liberalism; of progressivism; of the Democratic Party.
He was today, too, and will be tomorrow and the next day and the next, from now until Doomsday. No qualifier necessary, or desirable.
Make no mistake here: the Democrat Socialist Party, and especially its “mainstream” media cheering squad, has planted a gnarled, ugly, wholly grotesque tree in this nation, one whose fruit is entirely toxic but whose roots are buried deep within the shriveled souls of the Progressivist Left. They’ve nurtured it, they’ve watered it, they’ve cultivated it. And today it bore its bitter fruit.
They made their choices long ago. May they have joy of them at long last, and that right soon. For certain values of “joy,” that is.
As with Obama: how can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Elsewhere, Ace apologizes for and appropriately condemns all the unseemly Right Wing Violence™ of late:
You can find my condemnation of Greg Gianforte’s bodyslam right next to CNN’s condemnation of the professor charged with three accounts of attacking peaceful Trump supporters — with a bike lock. Which is a heavy metal improvised weapon.
Note the three attacks hit the victim in the neck or head — which is the target point which could kill someone with a steel bludgeon — and also note that it does not appear to be the cops or the media which ferreted out this guy’s identity, but 4chan.
Apparently the media couldn’t give any fucks about it, and still doesn’t.
You can also find my scathing rebuke of violence by the right next to CNN’s denunciations of the mob attackers at Middlebury College, at least one of whom participated in an attack on a woman causing her enough injury to need a neck brace.
Oh, and you can also find my denunciation in the same common repository in which CNN scolds Middlebury for promising to punish the violent felons, but then not really punishing them at all.
Still wondering why so many of us on our side were enthused by Gianforte’s brilliant and heartwarming smackdown of one of you shitweasels, are ya? Well, just carry on as usual and there’ll surely be lots more opportunities for you to get things figured out.
Like I said earlier: we’re fed up. You libtard propagandists don’t have to respect that, I guess. But you damned sure better wake up to it, at least. For your own sorry sakes.
Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before.
The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final campaign event on Wednesday.
Montanans are “sending a wake-up call to the Washington D.C. establishment,” Gianforte told a jubilant crowd outside his campaign headquarters, after multiple outlets called the race.
That they are. The DC sewer rats, however, are desperately slapping the snooze button:
GOP strategist Rick Wilson lamented this “Trump effect.”
“This Gianforte assault story is one of those moments where the cultural collapse of the GOP into the Trump Troll Party is captured,” Wilson tweeted. He attacked those who might defend “someone assaulting a reporter because ‘duh lubrul media lies.'”
Wilson asked, “Are you so past the rule of law, and lack so much confidence in your ideas that this is where you take political satisfaction? Because if this is where you are, you’re not a party; you’re a mob. If this is where you are, you’re not a conservative; you’re trash.”
Get bent, loser. You and the rest of the Vichy Republicans are long past your sell-by date.
The GOP strategist concluded by saying, “If you’re a Republican or conservative defending this, please stop identifying yourself as either.”
Happy to, fuckface. In fact, a lot of us are way, way ahead of you on that. Now you just trot on off and joyously wag your little tail for your Democrat Socialist masters, and collect your pat on the head for doing their bidding like you were told.
While many Republicans might side with Wilson on this, Trump supporters are sick of the GOP playing by “politically correct” rules. They might defend Gianforte — and be willing to send him extra money after the assault — because he is not afraid to fight back.
This particular Twitter user might merely be trolling, but his message seems to fit this mentality. “I just voted for Greg Gianforte because our founding fathers used to duel to the death over arguments and they weren’t deemed ‘unfit,'” a user named (Zombie_Cartman) who identified himself as “a 35 year old former Marine/full time gamer/ninja/comedian” tweeted.
Again: bingo. Shout it from the rooftops: we’re fed up. We’re fed up with liberal propagandists masquerading as honest journalists harassing us, slandering us, lying about us, and acting as if they have a God-granted right to be allowed to get away with it all. And we’re also fed up with no-ball phony “conservatives” who talk a great fight but won’t lift a finger to stop the destruction of our nation, for whom the best time to mount an effective defense is always and forever “next time.”
Those useless pissant Republicans who never saw an American value or ideal they were willing to vigorously, forcefully protect—who expect us all to just back and humbly submit to being made punching bags by the Left while being scolded for our “incivility” by the fucking Republican scum who have been selling us down the river for decades now—really need to lay off that snooze button. Failing that, they need to just hide and watch while those who are serious about making America great again roll up their sleeves, ball their fists, and get to work.