Archive for March, 2019

Young Turks

March 24, 2019

The Young Turks looks like initiated the Justice Democrats.

The “Young Turks” term comes from a group of rebels in secret societies that overthrew the Ottoman monarchy in Turkey. The more peaceful of them broke off from the group. But the core of the young Turks went on to consolidate power for a time.

The Young Turks also participated in the genocide against Armenians during 1915-1918.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. –Mark 13:8

In this context, in this passage of the Bible of Jesus’ prophecies of the end, this word “nation” has the meaning of tribe, or what we call today “ethnic group”. Turks against Armenians, Armenians rising up for themselves, Kurds rising up against the Shia, Sunnis against Shia, Catalonia vs. Spain, Bangladesh vs. Pakistan, the Yugoslav republics vs. the dominating Serbs, and so on.



Missouri and the Second

March 24, 2019

The NZ shooting a false flag? I’m not convinced

March 24, 2019

There are some on the Web who are thinking they have proof that the New Zealand shooting was a false flag.

I doubt that. I watched the video available on one web page, watching for the clues, but was not convinced. My reaction was the same doubtful one when one famous guy supposedly asked whether a hit on a daycare was a false flag hit. c

Along those lies, I’m reminded of the line spoken by a CIA boss in the movie “The Long Kiss Goodnight”, who is upset about budget cuts to the agency he works for, and how a terrorist incident that kills three thousand people is needed to remedy the situation. So, he says, it’s kind of hard to fake an incident where 3,000 innocent people are killed, so they just have to do it for real.

Yes, that’s right, there were about 3,000 people killed in the September 11 hit on the Towers. Prescient? Some say the birthday of the NSA boss, the same date,

However, the spin that the Mockingbird Press has put on this, that this guy was a white supremacist (obviously?) and all that, is false. He made references to Trump that were played up, but the guy in his own manifesto said that Communist China is the place that he is most aligned to politically. Does that sound like a Trump supporter. No, it does not, obviously.

He also said that he hoped to nudge the Democrats in the U. S. to get serious about gun control and start banning the kind of weapons he himself used in this shooting.

He described himself as an eco-fascist. His objection to immigration, according to what he wrote, was that more people was bad for the environment, and fewer people is good. Race is peripheral to such a motive. Once upon a time, the Sierra Club wanted a lot less immigration for that very reason.

So this is more a hit in favor of the Green New Deal proposed by watermelon Democrats in Congress (green on the outside, socialist red on the inside).

As to the mass killer’s call for more gun control in the United States, it seems like a gang of Republicans –like Lindsey Graham– is joining the Democrats in Congress to rush to fulfill his call.

–And Trump has become a major disappointment to the people that punched his name in the voting in 2016. For one thing, he issued an executive order to ban or restrict bump stocks, like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter. Another, when talking about the series of mass shootings in the States carried out by people diagnosed with mental problems, he said “take the guns first and ask questions later”. BIG BAD FAIL, MR. PRESIDENT! And that in a discussion about confiscation of firearms from people with mental cases.

So Lindsey Graham is working with Democrats to nationalize the most expansive gun confiscation program ever, in the States, with a new “red flag” law. Anybody can make an anonymous complaint against anybody else. A bitter ex-spouse, a busybody neighbor, just anybody at all, can accuse another from behind an anonymous wall to “authorities” and then a judge can order confiscation based on just that one call.

It is an invitation to every single enemy of self-defense to accuse anonymously all who advocate for the individual right of effective self-defense explicit in the Second Amendment, to get their firearms confiscated. A bad guy and neighbor in a poor neighborhood who covets your stuff, for example, can make a call and get the cops to disarm you, so he can have entry free and clear to get your stuff.

Or just for kicks. In the suburbs too. They might not follow through so quick on a rich guy in a gated community protected by armed security, or a famous Hollywood gun confiscation advocate, who contributed to di Blasio’s mayoral campaign. But there will be plenty of the less powerful to suffer such attacks.

They’ve already done it. In Maryland there were 114 incidents of confiscation. In one case, officers who came to confiscate guns shot and killed the target of a complaint. His niece said he was absolutely harmless, just opinionated, and it was an aunt who made the request. So now it’s any family member who advocates for more gun control and more fun confiscation. Who hates his uncle’s regular hunting of moose.

These red flag laws are “pre-crime” laws, and they murder the concept of “equal treatment under the law”. Somebody who makes the wrong joke or expresses a political opinion a judge won’t like, too bad. But what about the trigger-happy cops who “shoot first, and ask questions later”.

This is not something that will make America great again. Same-old slippery slide into the abyss.

Free speech, Tucker Carlson, a “fighter for equality” in ancient Israel

March 24, 2019

Big-government politicians in the US used to argue for free speech. Now they are actually shutting it down in the forums that they control. And the forums they control are most civilian and government organizations, institutions, groups in the country.

Tucker Carlson is a good spokesman for sane, classic conservatism, the kind that disdained (and disdains) the country’s leaders meddling in affairs not “rightfully” or “legally” belonging to it, like getting entangled in alliances or violating the natural rights recognized in the Bill of RIghts of the U. S. Constitution.

Of late he has very wrongly suggested consideration of regulations that would break some of the power of the Left Coast Silicon Gang, because of both their economic power and their active blacklisting and muffling of traditional and conservative viewpoints.

Some people consider themselves part of a group that is smarter than other people, and they claim they do not have the emotional biases that middle America suffers from. A smarter-than-thou attitude that trips them up in pride, they become vulnerable to flattery. This reminds me of the prophecy in Daniel 11 of how in the times leading up to “the end”, a “vile person” shall “come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries”:

And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. – Daniel 11:21

Sounds like socialism. Here’s an example of exactly that from the Bible, of a son who stole the kingdom from his father with flattery and promising to right every grievance, pie in the sky. those are reasons I call him an “ancient communist”. For years he stood at the gates at the exits from the city of Jerusalem, speaking to every one who had been to see the king to redress some grievance or another, telling them they were not treated right:

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! –2 Samuel 15:4

Beware the evil of envy and coveting, these are things that lead to stealing and killing.


Don Blankenship sues

March 17, 2019

Don Blankenship sues media for defamation for $12 billion. Including Fox News.

Napolitano should have issued his apology before the election, not after. Can’t trust FNC forever.

SPLC: Under-reported news

March 16, 2019

SPLC is used by Facebook and other social media leviathans to judge who is a “hate group”. An honest description would describe their list as a list of groups that SPLC leaders hate. They call themselves the “Southern Poverty Law Center”, but the litigation mission it once did in the 1960s and 1970s to defend blacks from Jim Crow laws has been left in the dust of the past.

“Soviet Poverty Lie Center” Fired its Founder:

The head executive of this “non-profit” that has a stash of over half a billion dollars, Morris Dees, has been fired. The announcement was sparse on detail, but recent reports have circulated about harassment and black employees complaints.

This guy led the group into publishing “hate lists” and made a “non-profit” industry of it. They went so far that they now have some 60 or so lawsuits in the works by groups, ministries and organizations that have been wrongly labeled by the SPLC hate merchandising.

Then they made such a blatant egregious mistake that it blew back on them. They listed Maajid Nawaz in their hate list. Including Nawaz in the list was “baffling and difficult to defend”, according to The Atlantic’s article on the events. He is both a political activist and Muslim who some reports say also is a loud and effective voice against Islamist extremism.

On a flight to my daughter’s wedding some years agone, the seat next to me happened to be assigned to a Muslim lady from Ethiopia. After a bit of conversation, she blurted out with the most passionate, vociferous invective I’ve ever heard with zero profanity, unleashed toward any Muslim who would harm any innocent people. Not even the famed Ms. Gabrielle shows such passion on the subject.

The SPLC apologized, but only after they they had to pay $3.4 million in damages.

Domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II was convicted and sentenced in 2013 for his attempt to “kill as many as possible” at the Washington D. C. offices of the Family Research Council. He picked them out from a list published by the SPLC. It was the “first-ever” conviction for domestic terrorism under federal law.

In other news, James Hodgkinson, pointed to SPLC as inspiration for his attempt to kill a lot of Republican Congressmen during their practice for a yearly Congressional friendly baseball game for charity:

Sadly, the FRC and Scalise aren’t the only victims of the SPLC’s libelous slurs against anyone who doesn’t share its far-left vision. Like Nawaz, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been called an “anti-Muslim extremist” by the SPLC. Ali is a respected scholar and Somali-born feminist, but her criticism of Islamic female genital mutilation was apparently enough to land the former Muslim on the SPLC’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” which she’s criticized in leading outlets like the New York Times.

It is from looney-bin land that an organization that claims to expose misogynist organizations has attacked feminists who denounce FGM (female genital mutilation).

The problem with groupthink politics, dividing people into interest groups, according to race and religion, is that soon enough there are clashes of interests.

SPLC also tried to equate Christians and Orthodox Jews with al Qaeda.

There are 60 groups who have announced that they are considering lawsuits against SPLC.

I wonder if the specter of the fallout from those lawsuits is haunting the people in charge at SPLC enough to get rid of Morris Dees. They’ve got plenty to lose, over half a billion dollars

Bubbles and perspectives

March 10, 2019

From Politico:

The Media Bubble is Worse Than You Think.

I think social media and personalized search engines make all the problem worse. They serve up the web sites according to algorithms that try to determine personal preferences.

But people that think like me DO NOT WANT personalized searches. The effect is worse in Google. The algorithms and the coders that write them do not understand that I WANT TO SEE WHAT OTHER PERSPECTIVES THERE ARE.

For things that matter to me, peace, love, the people’s right (and mine) to be free of coercion and aggression, I want to consider other views on policy, society, culture, and faith. In my college days (and the “Vietnam era”) I became a communist, I read and revered Mao’s red book, but things I learned later and events of the day disillusioned me with Marxism, and I eventually became “just” a Christian missionary. In political terms, I am now a libertarian.

But I always thought that if your opinion, or perspective on something, is the correct one -the truth of the matter–, thee is absolutely no need to invent a lie to convince. Or even twist the truth.

Antifa and neo-nazis

March 10, 2019

I have gone over again links to a “mainstream press” article about the Charlottesville events of 2017 and 2018.
I’ve already said that the rally in Charlottesville had many who carried symbols and implements of neo-Nazi persuasion. I’ve made clear that I despise them. It is also clear that they came prepared for trouble, in the sense that they expected trouble. Apparently I forgot (or missed) about the march the night before with the torches. Again, I thought we were both talking about the day of the confrontation itself, in any case. I still do not remember any mention of torches for the rally in the park.
Both sides were fighting but the biggest blame goes to the governor and the police on the scene. According to mostly left-wing politico Homeland Security warned them to expect major violence.

The Aug. 9 report by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis was done in coordination with local, state and federal authorities at the Virginia Fusion Center. It stated that white supremacists and anti-fascist “antifa” extremists had clashed twice before in Charlottesville, at a white nationalist rally on May 13 and a Ku Klux Klan gathering July 7. At each event, “anarchist extremists” attacked protesters who had been issued permits, leading to fights, injuries, arrests and at least two felony charges of assault and battery.