Thursday, December 07, 2017

Sabremetrics for Generals - Seriously Cool

Includes an interactive map of generalship and individual profiles. I'm serious. Very cool. Here.

Cracked is dead.

It flipped to "Social Justice" and stopped being funny. It's the classic "turn hard left and die maneuver". 

https://www.dangerous.com/37818/cracked-lays-off-staff/

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Oklahoma City: Pyongyang on the Prarie?

Michelle Malkin says so. And if half of what she writes is true, it's prosecutorial and judicial abuse on an epic scale.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Deep in their blue bunkers, totally out of their minds.

This is a good precis by the "Never Trump" Right of the Trump/Mueller/Russian Collusion Imbroglio

Summary: the goal is and has always been impeachment. But you should read it yourself.

And I confess to be amazed. Because:

1. If it succeeds it will once again gravely damage the Federal government's reputation among half of the population.
2. It will likely provoke levels of violence unseen at least since the nineteen sixties and perhaps not since the eighteen sixties.
3. And the great majority of the people expert at violence are on the right.

The result of this unwillingness to accept an election result by the permanent Federal Elite must inevitably be a significant degradation in the power, reputation and influence of the Federal government and other elite institutions which are already suffering massively from all sorts of trust based scandals.

Personally I and most of the right welcome a significant reduction in Federal and general Elite power, status and reach.

But I presume the left and the DC elite don't . 

Yet they sit in their deep blue bunkers spinning their power fantasies, totally out of their minds.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Moments

Moments come and then they go.
We think they're true and full of hope.
Then we find they aren't meant to be.
And never were.

Faces come with hopeful gaze.
We place our hopes and dream of days.
But we don't really know them.
And never will.

We tell ourselves that it's fine.
There's always more wine.
But we know the bottle's near empty.
And there are no more.

So we search and hope and pray.
With voices that fade more each day.
And we learn our fate face by face.
Until there are no more.

Free Too

I hear what you're saying
I see what you mean
I know what you're doing
But I want to be free

I stood there when she said it
She came straight up to me
So filled with His spirit
So gentle and free

I hear what you're saying
I see what you mean
I know what you're doing
But I need to be free

I was there when she said it
She came straight up to me
So filled with His love
So beautiful and free

I hear what you're saying
I see what you mean
I know what you're doing
But I must be free

Teaching Millennials how to think...

....requires they unlearn what they've been taught. I'm not sure this guy could get a job at an "elite" university.

http://newbostonpost.com/2017/11/09/undoing-the-dis-education-of-millennials/

Monday, November 06, 2017

Marxism, Communism and Christianity

Proposition: Christianity has communist attributes but is not marxist. Secular liberalism is Marxist but not communist. Christianity is authoritative but not Leninist. Secular liberalism is not authoritative but is Leninist.

Now some Definitions (my own):

Communism: the sharing of basic elements for living, the notion of from each what they can contribute and to each what they need. The ideal of Grace.

Marxism: The idea that there are different groups/classes of people and that there is one group that oppresses the other(s) and that the goal of politics is to overthrow the hegemonic group and usher in equality. The ideal of Equality.

Leninism: The idea that a relatively small cadre of determined people define what the society is to be and that their choices are independent of any authoritative source. They are their own Gods creating their own new civilization. The ideal of Revolution.

Authoritative (also could be called 'ethical' but that term is more value laden): institution with a fixed set of rules or precepts that pre-exist the institution and that the institution cannot radically change without undermining its legitimacy. The ideal of Constitutionalism.

And the key event that led to this dichotomy was the success of the Liberal project in appropriating 'social gospel' Christianity and unmooring it from it's authoritative religious roots. That allowed the left to innovate in countless ways that we see today.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Identity Marxism is just as deadly as the Leninist Version was

From a review of new books on Lenin and Stalin on Tablet:

It is a terrible reality, noted by Applebaum, that most of the people who condemned Ukrainian peasants to starvation were themselves Ukrainian peasants. They “requisitioned” grain and livestock from their neighbors for many reasons, not just survival but the desire for power and also out of Marxist idealism. The striking truth is that under the Soviet system taking food from a family dying of hunger could be made to seem an act with, to use Duranty’s phrase, a “noble purpose.” This was an innovation in political science. Before the Soviet era, it was human beings who killed each other. Now, under Lenin and Stalin, history itself exterminated class enemies.

Bolshevism was a vastly simplified religion masquerading as science. Lenin said he had solved the formula of history, and so had changed the world. The crimes committed by your rulers are the work of the dialectic, and therefore no crimes at all: For a time Soviet citizens may have believed this gospel or pretended to believe it. But long before Stalin’s death, the Soviet Union had become a realm of cynicism, apathy, and fear. Now it too has been consigned to the dustbin of history, but its lessons remain. We can hear echoes of Leninism not only in Putin’s new totalitarianism, as Masha Gessen has called it, but here at home with a leader who depends on agitprop, scapegoating, and artificial facts. The Bolshevist specter refuses to die off.

Marxist revolutions are defined by their fealty to an "Historical Process" - their 'God', really. That "process" is defined differently based upon the time. In Lenin and Stalin's time it was a class based God whereby the 'proletariat' liberated the nation from the bourgeoisie, the nobility and the peasants.  Today's Marxism is an identity based God whereby the 'woke' liberate non-white racial groups and non heteronormative sexual groups from 'white' and 'religious' devils.

Both forms are equally deadly to society, generating huge demographic deficits either through straight up murder or through the suppression of births. Leading to the death of culture and family. Modern birth suppression Identity Marxism is no doubt much less bloody and cruel than traditional Marxist slaughter but it's every bit as effective in enervating civilization. And radical Environmentalism provides a religious pretext for the Birth Holodomor:  Like the Kulaks, the fecund are evil, seeking to destroy the world. So they must be stopped.

But they won't. Just the Christian ones. And the Muslims will inherit large parts of what used to be called Christendom and will slaughter the remaining remnant of identity Marxists with relish as the fools gape and beg 'but, but we're woke, we're on your side' to the flash of the scimitars.