Goodbye Gab

There is a lot of high tempers, emotion, and misinformation about the spat between Vox Day and Gab.  From what I can tell, here’s what happened:

  • Vox got into it with neo-Nazi idiots
  • Idiots proceed to call him a pedophile and such things and attack his wife
  • Vox demands that they remove it and threatens to bring in Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab
  • Torba throws a snit fit and tells Vox to get a court order because he won’t take down defamation and won’t give up personal information of Nazis otherwise
  • Vox files to get court order
  • Torba proceeds to act like a toddler having a tantrum

Now when this started I wasn’t sure what was going on or if Vox was right to do what he’s doing, but I have long believed that you can learn a lot about a man’s position not from what he says or does but from how other people respond to him.  If those other people cannot provide any reasonable assault on his ideas or actions and instead scream and insult and lie, then there’s a fair chance that his position may be a good one.

At the very least, Andrew Torba has proved completely incapable of running a business that requires him to interact with the public.  Threatening your users or saying stupid things like “Cry more sweetie. Whine more.” to them would be grounds for any customer service representative to be fired on the spot.

I’m not willing to be on or have anything to do with a site or organization where there’s a good chance that you can be publicly attacked by the leadership.  Quite providential that I missed the boat for investing.  Deleted my account this morning.

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Nursing Home Nancy

There needs to be a mandatory retirement age for politicians like the Church has for bishops.

The “applause line” thing isn’t new.  I heard her use it in some older videos.  She’s also been stumbling over words and mispeaking for a while.

Time to pack her, John “Brain Tumor” McCain, Smokin’ Joe, Maxine “Putin Invaded Korea” Waters, and all the other ancient oligarchs who won’t give up their power to a nursing home.  They don’t belong in Washington.

The Contagion of SJW Mental Illness

Perhaps what’s wrong with the so-called conservatives in this country is that they’ve been infected by the SJW’s disease.  The alternative explanations are no more flattering: they are stupid and blind, or they are (and perhaps always have been) self-serving wolves in sheep’s clothing (Leftists in disguise).

The Self-Consuming Madness of the Social Justice Warriors:

 

The narrative spun out post-Charlottesville is that there must be one, giant universal condemnation of something called the “Alt-Right,” that is, a vaguely perceived assortment of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and “white nationalists.” And when President Trump not only condemned those folks in clear and unmistakable terms, but also suggested that the violence came from both a few of the legal Unite the Right demonstrators, but also, perhaps even more so, from the illegal, club-bearing, mace-can-holding “antifa,” Black Lives Matter, “Resist,” and other violent Marxists, bused into Charlottesville (with assistance of funds funneled into their accounts by globalist George Soros), well, you would have thought the Eschaton had arrived!

And, then, most recently, this past weekend [August 26-27] an attempted peaceful march by folks, mostly College Republicans from the University of California-Berkeley and members of the Patriot Prayer group, urging dialogue and the civil exchange of ideas, was thwarted and those who dared to show up were set upon, again by hooded, “antifa,” BLM, “resist Trump” Marxists and anarchists, armed with clubs and bats, cans of mace, cattle prods, and other such instruments of social justice and peace. And all the while holding signs denouncing “hate” and “racism” and, of course, the president.

After Charlottesville there went up the hue and cry from Republican Senators Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Orrin Hatch, Bob Corker, and others, plus House Speaker Paul Ryan and most of those irrepressible Neoconservative pundits on Fox, that the president had committed a grievous moral fault by somehow equating those “anti-hate” demonstrators with the thoroughly “hate-filled” Alt-Right folks. How could he be so obtuse and so tone-deaf, they asked in puffed-up moral indignation?

But, let me ask: how many of these self-professed Republican arbiters of “moral virtue” have taken a deeper look at what really occurred in Charlottesville and its implications? Even Nancy Pelosi has now been compelled to denounce the very blatant and unrestrained violence of “antifa” in Berkeley. But how many GOP leaders understand that the message of the radical Marxist mob in Berkeley is the same that they brought to Charlottesville?

How many see what is actually happening and has happened to this nation?

From these Republican supposed defenders of the traditional beliefs of Americans we get silence, and, as such, they stand accused before history and before the basic standards of human decency and morality of crass and despicable blindness and ideological legerdemain. They have, essentially, bought into the powerful Deep State and Leftist template and mindset that now dogmatically seeks to define right and wrong, good and evil, and silence all dissent. Again, I use the phrase coined a century ago by French politician, Rene Renoult, “pas d’ennemis a gauche!” “There are no enemies on the Left!” This is the narrative and the benchmark they implicitly, if not explicitly, accept.

Although it can be argued that perhaps the Ryans and the Flakes (no pun intended!) did not have “all the facts” about Charlottesville, there are just too many instances where the same commentary, the same response, has come from them as from those brazen militants on the Left. Although they zealously protest that they are “conservatives,” that they oppose “big government” and “defend liberty,” and so on, their actions belie their words. No; their essential philosophical outlook, like the committed Deep State Democrats, has been largely shaped…polluted and subverted…by the dominant culturally Marxist environment in which they live and their innate understanding that it is the Potomac River Establishment “swamp” and Wall Street, not to mention such internationalist financial ogres as George Soros, that eventually call the shots and provide the goodies.

They have fatally compromised whatever “moral” authority they may ever have had, and, as such, they no longer have any moral authority left.

It is, then, up to grass roots traditionalists and “deplorables” to call them out, loudly and boldly: “Have you no shame, Senator?” “Have you no moral standards, Congressman?” “How dare you speak as you have and claim to represent me, much less, the heritage and traditional beliefs of the American citizenry?”

“Come November 2018 and in succeeding years, we shall buy you a one-way bus ticket on Trailways back home!”

That should be our unalterable commitment and promise…not only to ourselves, but to our children and for the future of this country.

What Charlottesville, Berkeley, Durham, the “antifa”—Black Lives Matter—“Resist” mobs, and both the explicit and implicit support they garner from the Establishment, have demonstrated is that we confront an irresistible, impending crisis like none seen in this nation for over a century. We stare into the faces of our fellow citizens who have literally fallen into a state of madness, a mental “sickness” which now exhibits all the symptoms of an intellectual rabies pandemic. By far it is worse and more dangerous than the challenge of an old-fashioned stodgy Soviet Communism, for its essentially religious fervor is marked by an unquenchable fanaticism and destructiveness that can perhaps only be compared to the zealotry of the fiercest ISIS militant. But, at least the ISIS terrorists believe in an eventual reward in the afterlife. Our homegrown Marxist “social justice warriors” have no such hope; their very existence is wrapped up completely in the continuing and all-consuming fire of the never-ending struggle. It is the definition of Hell, itself.

The Death of Heather Heyer

Here’s how it’s described on Wikipedia:

After the aborted rally, at around 1:45 p.m., a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotestors, hitting several and slamming into a stopped sedan, which hit a stopped minivan that was in front of it. The impact of the crash pushed the sedan and the minivan further into the crowd. One person was killed and 19 others were injured in what police have called a deliberate attack. The man then reversed the car through the crowd and fled the scene.

The ramming occurred at a pedestrian mall at Water and Fourth streets, about four blocks away from Emancipation Park. Heather D. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal from Charlottesville, was fatally injured in the attack and pronounced dead at the University of Virginia’s University Hospital. Video footage recorded at the scene showed a gray 2010 Dodge Challenger accelerating towards crowds on a pedestrian mall, hitting people and sending them airborne, then reversing at high speed, hitting more people.

Now watch this little clip.

You heard that right.  Heather Heyer died of a heart attack.  Heather Heyer, whom the media has told us again and again was killed after being run over by a white supramacist.  While that statement might be strickly true, generally people asume that when someone dies as a result of being struck by a car that the death is a direct consequence of injuries sustained due to being struck by a car.

I have heard that Heyer had a leg injury because of being hit by the car but have not as yet found a source for this.

Whether or not Fields rammed the crowd deliberately is for the courts to decide.  One thing is absolutely clear: it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched a dozen youtube videos showing the incident; you don’t have enough evidence to say one way or the other.  Especially when the media is twisting thing to make them sound different than they are.

It should be noted, however, that if Fields rammed the crowd deliberately, it may make no difference whether he were the direct cause of Heyers death or not–provided the act of ramming the crowd is a felony.  Virginia has the felony murder rule which means any death resulting from the comission of a felony would be the same as first degree murder.

 

I gotta say, this really sucks for the parents (or is is only the mother?).  I could be wrong, but they don’t look like internet savvy, rabid SJW types.  If they’re not, they were probably totally unprepared for how they were going to be treated.  The neo-Nazi LARP contingent attacks and trolls them while the news media parades them around and uses them for pawns.

Make America Mexico Again

It’s clear where Fred Reed’s loyalties lie.  Good thing he acted on them and left the US.

To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It did it because it could.

The attitude of Americans who have heard of the war is usually, “Get over it.” Mexicans have not gotten over it. People get over things they have done to others more easily than they get over things others have done to them. Tell Americans to “get over” Nine-Eleven, or Jews to get over Germany.
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This does not make for a keen appreciation of the Exceptional Nation. Nor does memory of the conquest arouse sympathy about immigration–or, as Mexicans see it, emigration. It explains the occasionally heard phrase, “La Reconquista.”

The Jews need to get over Germany.  Sorry, it’s been long enough.  And when enough time has passed Americans will get over 9/11 just as they have Pearl Harbor.  If Mexicans have a right to the territory that the US took, then I guess I can show up in Gdańsk shouting “make Danzig Germany again!” and not expect the Poles to chuck me out on my ear.  Jerks, that’s my ancestral home.  I’ve got a right to it!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, American imperialism is bad.  So what?  That doesn’t give anyone the right to come screw up the country of people who probably don’t even know the names of their ancestors who were alive at the time of the Mexican-American War.

American attitudes toward Latinos, chiefly contempt, do not get a rousing welcome here. Americans both north and south of the border tend to see Mexicans only as gardeners, waiters, maids and, here, a few English-speaking doctors. Typically they have no idea of the lands between the Rio Bravo and Tierra del Fuego. They have not been there, do not speak or read Spanish. Americans, increasingly losing their own intellectual tradition, are unaware that Latin America has its own rich intellectual history going back for centuries. Fortifying this blankness is the charming view that Latinos are stupid and so, obviously, cannot have an intellectual anything. This annoys Mexicans.

Latin America has in fact produced a great many writers of the first rank, not to mention philosophy, architecture, and music. Pick a few: Vargas Llosa, Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Borges, Ortega y Gasset, Octavio Paz, Carlos Monsivais, Mario Benedetti, on and on. I didn’t know most of them either, but my wife Violeta, a Mexicana, does. All of this ties in with the literature and art of Spain, the mother country, just as ours does with that of England. There is a major civilization down here, despite the views of internet louts.

They have to do backTHEN WHY DOES EVERYBODY WANT TO LEAVE?  Why do Mexicans tell Americans things like “I’m glad my parents took me out of that hellhole”?  If Mexico is so great, then Mexicans would want to stay in Mexico, reconquista or not.

Reed thinks that listing a few hard working or sad cases means we should reconsider our opinion of hispanic immigrants as being low-IQ criminals but for every positive example of people coming to our country, taking jobs which Americans could occupy, and sending the wealth they earn to other nations there are plenty of ones which reinforce the bad stereotypes.  Stereotypes come from somewhere.  They aren’t just invented by racists.

Yes, it is illegal. No, it is not good for the United States. Yes, immigration should be stopped. But–if you were Eduardo, which would matter more to you, your wife and children, or some law in a remote country where, in any event, a lot of people want you to come and work? What would you do? Would it not be irresponsible not to do it?

If they can work so hard, they can work hard to make their own country a better place.  It’s irresponsible to abandon their family, their community, and their country.  It’s selfish and wrong to do so at the expense of people living somewhere else.

They have to go back.

All the Tori that’s Fit to Print

When I first saw screenshots of BBC’s pidgin news service, I thought it was some kind of joke.  But no, it’s the real deal.  The news service is aimed at west and central Africa.

The site has stories like “Only politicians dey happy with Nigeria economy – Expert”, “Cameroun: Why lawyers, teachers dey vex”, and “Why dem dey call Hurricane human being name“.  English speakers can read it too… sort of.

Di biggest storm wey United States of America never see for 13 years don land for Texas.

Dis Hurricane Harvey don scatter plenty houses and tori say e even don kill five people.

Hurricane Matthew wey bin happen for 2016 kill plenty people and scatter house join wen e happen.

Harvey and Mattew na human being name, so how hurricane dey take get dia name sef? In short, why dem dey give hurricane name at all?

Why dem dey name hurricane?

Hurricane na type of storm wey get plenty-plenty rain plus strong wind. Sometimes sef thunder go follow join.

Meteorologists wey dey research weather matter think say if dem give hurricane name, people go fit remember am well-well and e go help people wen dem dey talk about am.

 

France’s little dandy

Well, maybe they should have elected Marine Le Pen.  Maybe she wouldn’t have spent so much on makeup or at least she would have had the excuse of being a woman.

French president scolds large African families, spends $31,000 on makeup

 French President Emmanuel Macron met with criticism and ridicule on social media last week after word surfaced that he has spent an excessive amount of money on makeup since taking office in May.

Numerous outlets have covered how Macron has dropped about 26,000 euros – more than 31,000 U.S. dollars – on the services of a personal makeup artist during his first three months in office.

The exorbitant amount of money spent on makeup struck one pro-life advocate in particular, who responded on Twitter with a reminder of his controversial assertion  last month that the average number of children birthed by African women was holding the continent back as a civilization…

Macron was asked during a Q&A at the G20 summit in July whether implementing a policy similar to America’s Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after World War II would be beneficial in Africa.

“The problems Africa face today are completely different,” Macron said in a lengthy reply, “and are ‘civilizational.’”

He went on to list several serious challenges, and among them was a statistic of seven to eight children born to African women was “one of the essential challenges of Africa.”

When certain countries are still having seven to eight children per woman, Macron said, “you can decide to spend billions of euros, but you will not stabilize anything.”

Macron has been roundly criticized for wasting money and for his “colonial” and “racist” comments.