Justice for The_Donald

r/The_Donald is usually the second or third thing I look at in the morning.  Today I was greeted by this:

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Reddit has been imposing “special” rules on The_Donald because The_Donald is full of awful mean people who are mean to the rest of Reddit and need to be taught to be nice.

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Reddit admins don’t understand that a centipede is a nimble navigator and has two hollow fangs.  CENTIPEDES ARE PREDATORS.  This isn’t going to blow up in their faces I don’t know what will.

Forget about Seth Rich; nothing to see here!

Oh!  The Daily Mail says it was nothing!  We should just go back to claiming Trump’s DC is a “scandal fest” and not worry about any unsolved murders which are totally NOT tied to Wikileaks.

According to the Daily Mail:

  1. The family is threatening to sue the PI for blabbing
  2. The PI recanted his story about Wikileaks
  3. Julian Assange said Rich wasn’t the leak
  4. The timeline of the murder “cut against” any conspiracy theories
  5. Russia did it

Wait, what?

However GOP lobbyist and DC lawyer Jack Burkman formally appealed to Congress to investigate the death after claiming he had evidence that Russia may be behind Rich’s murder.

‘Nothing was taken from Seth – not his wallet, gold chain, credit cards or a sizeable amount of cash,’ He told DailyMail.com in February. ‘So you know there’s no robbery gone awry.’

He said he was contacted by a man in his 60s, claiming to be a former US intelligence officer, who claimed ‘it [the murder] was arranged by the Russian government at a very high level’.

Burkman went on to say: ‘He just said he had knowledge it was arranged by the Russian government and stressed that it was at a high level.

‘I’ve met this person and he seems very credible. We’re now investigating the allegations he has made.’

You have got to be f’ing kidding me.  Why would high level Russian government officials want to kill a nobody staffer for the DNC? As for the other points:

  1. The family “spokesman” is a PR guy who works for the DNC.  Why is he acting in such a capacity?
  2. Strange that I didn’t see any headlines on DM when the recanting happened.  You’d think they’d like to rub that in.
  3. Can’t find where Julian supposedly “clarified” that Rich wasn’t the source
  4. The timeline is: he got drunk, left the bar, was shot, oh and we can’t actually account for all the time after he left the bar.  That sure is airtight, clears everything up.

Now, let’s say that PI was wrong, let’s say that Assange did come out and say “it’s not Seth Rich.”  Why is it that when ever his name gets brought up, the paid trolls and shills come out of the woodwork and start spewing everywhere?  Any pro-Rich conspiracy posts instantly get brigaded.  What is about Seth Rich that makes someone out there want no one to talk about him?

His name was Seth Rich and there will be justice.

His Name Was Seth Rich

And he wasn’t a Russian hacker.

Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.

Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. He said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

Of course there was nothing prior to this suggesting that Rich had anything to do with Wikileaks, ‘cept for last August Julian Assange just randomly out of the goodness of his heart offering a $20,000 reward for information about the murder:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange implied in an interview that a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer was the source of a trove of damaging emails the rogue website posted just days before the party’s convention.

Speaking to Dutch television program Nieuswsuur Tuesday after earlier announcing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Seth Rich’s killer, Assange said the July 10 murder of Rich in Northwest Washington was an example of the risk leakers undertake.

“Whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks,” Assange said. “As a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

The only way the media will take this seriously is if it turns out Rich’s real name was Dimitri.

The Chinese understand SJWs

A Chinese insult comes with an almost perfect definition of what an SJW is:

Although the emphasis varies, baizuo is used generally to describe those who “only care about topics such as immigration, minorities, LGBT and the environment” and “have no sense of real problems in the real world”; they are hypocritical humanitarians who advocate for peace and equality only to “satisfy their own feeling of moral superiority”; they are “obsessed with political correctness” to the extent that they “tolerate backwards Islamic values for the sake of multiculturalism”; they believe in the welfare state that “benefits only the idle and the free riders”; they are the “ignorant and arrogant westerners” who “pity the rest of the world and think they are saviours”.

No Cake for You

This evangelist asked a gay bakery to make a traditional marriage cake. Now he may face charges.

In the wake of heated national debate over whether business owners should have the right to refuse to participate in same-sex “weddings” that violate their religious beliefs, Feuerstein, an internet evangelist, decided to see if pro-gay business owners would give him the same deference as a Christian that homosexual activists are demanding Christian business owners give to same-sex couples, even if they disagreed with his worldview.

He made a tape of himself calling Florida-based bakery “Cut the Cake” and asking them to make a cake decorated with the words, “We do not support gay marriage.” As Feuerstein expected, the bakery – which calls itself LGBT-friendly and advertises same-sex “wedding” services in gay publications – refused and hung up the phone.

Feuerstein posted video of the phone call to YouTube with commentary explaining his position. “Cut the Cake[‘s owner]…refuses to make an anti-gay ‘marriage’ cake, so it obviously violates her principles, and so she doesn’t feel like she should be forced to make the cake,” Feuerstein said in the video. “And yet…there’s all of this hoopla going around because Christian bakeries think that they shouldn’t be forced.”

But Cut the Cake’s owner, Sharon Haller, didn’t appreciate being made an example of by Feuerstein. She claims that as soon as Feuerstein’s video was posted, she began receiving dozens of phone calls from his fans and followers placing “fake orders” and telling her and the rest of her bakery staff to “kill ourselves.”

So now the fella’s gonna get sued.  (Let this be a lesson to peeps: know your recording consent laws.)

Feuerstein took down his video as soon as he became aware that Haller was receiving harassing phone calls. “I never asked people to call, be hateful or boycott them,” Feuerstein told WKMG 6.

But Haller quickly reposted the video to YouTube, along with a description classifying Feuerstein’s phone call as an “attack.” She asked people to “put a stop to people like Joshua Feuerstein” by donating to her GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $14,000.

Haller is also threatening to press charges, saying Feuerstein’s recording of the phone call without her consent violates Florida law. She has reached out to the FBI and is considering pursuing a criminal case.

Never, ever pass up an opportunity to get yourself in the news and a bundle of pity money on GoFundMe.  If the threats were that bad, do you think they would have reposted the video?

Are Video Games a Problem?

The Problem Behind the Problem with Video Games

I have been involved with mentoring apostolates for young men since I was in high school, and I can tell you that in the last 5-10 years there has been a major shift in the topic of video games. Prior to this shift, proposing that video games might not be a good thing resulted in benign reactions, maybe a little pushback, and usually just a reinforcement about moderation in all things, blah blah.

But now, the defensiveness of those wrapped up in video games reveals deep insecurity and disordered love. Recently I was in a room with hundreds of young men, and the talks were ranging from the problems of abortion, masturbation, pornography, adultery, gay marriage, transgenderism, and every other hot-topic of the culture wars. But then someone brought up video games, and suggested that perhaps young men should put those aside in order to grow in maturity. Outrage! The roar in the room and the backlash was astounding. You would think someone propose that they castrate themselves. Someone was attacking a disordered love and insecurity.

His title implies that there is a problem with video games. Maybe the push back he’s getting is because he’s lumping video games in with abortion and pornography and is trying to take games away from them.

In America, young men who are the same age as Don Juan of Austria was when he won the battle of Lepanto are rallying for few things, but they rally to defend their games. Usually this includes talk of “all things in moderation,” which is actually not a true statement. Lots of things – like love, compassion, and virtue – are not done in moderation. Moderation, then, needs moderation. And the inability for modern man to distinguish between leisure and amusement makes that a difficult conversation to have anyway.

Perhaps in some other post this fellow elaborates on what he means by the difference between leisure and amusement and what that has to do with anything. Who knows. On topic he then dismisses the possibility that games might have some good effect on coordination or problem solving because “the ends don’t justify the means.” The ends don’t justify the means IF the ends are evil. Are games intrinsically wrong?

I had games (Scorpion’s fatality is done by holding block and pressing up up), but when Mortal Kombat came out the game industry was just starting to capitalize on male boredom as a 13 billion dollar industry, and I was blessed with opportunities for real experiences too, but by college the growing addiction was clear among us. Addiction to games is similar to addiction to pornography, and both are growing the masculinity crisis. Today the industry is over 30 billion, and if pushers of drugs and porn are any indication, the focus on getting and keeping males addicted will continue.

I’m so impressed that he played Mortal Kombat. That sure makes him an expert. Or maybe it just means he’s old and out of touch. The idea that game addiction is the similar as pornography addiction is absurd. Is my addiction to caffeine the same as a heroin addiction? Excuse me a moment, I need to step out and go see the coffee bean dealer behind the dumpster in the McDonald’s parking lot. I gotta get my fix.

The things that typically draw in young men, even when unhealthy or imperfect, share a sense of loyalty and solidarity, with the nobility of self-sacrifice being praised and selfishness being punished. The military, gangs, and sports – things dominated by males – all share a belonging, a hierarchy of codes and authority, and the call to do daring and dangerous feats. They are ways of living and belonging, and the dangers is are not just for the cheapness of “thrill” but in the willingness to sacrifice for a cause – to be for others and for a mission. What, beyond economic security, are we for today? If you have ever felt repulsed at the disrespect of a young man absorbed in video games, you can usually count on him being absorbed in a game that attempts, however feebly and pitifully, to reproduce the things forgotten by a society gone bored. That’s the problem behind the problem.

The problem is that society has crushed everything that is noble, interesting, and fun out of men’s lives. Woman have invaded almost every male only space, and SWJs poison is creeping into even things like sports. And now this fellow appears to be saying we can’t have video games.

First, video games are not evil. They are not porn or drugs. Second, you can consume them in moderation. Third, men need an outlet which allows them to do these things. They need an outlet in a man dominated space. (This is not to say that there are no female gamers.  It is to say that there’s nothing wrong with more guys playing games than girls do.) This is good for men. While the author of this dismisses the possibility that video games can have good effects, don’t you think that something that encourages men to behave in heroic and loyal ways might be helpful in inculcating these good traits which aren’t being encouraged anywhere else?

Certainly you could be addicted to video games, and when life sucks, it’s pretty easy to sink deep into a hobby which is fun and escapist. But if guys have the right incentive they’ll come out again. In GamerGate you’d see people talking about how with their games they’d trained for years for this moment, the moment where they get to fight a boss in real life, and they trained to win. If you think guys are spending too much time withdrawn, playing games, then be constructive not destructive. The trick should be giving men a real world outlet for things that men naturally want to do rather than telling them that what outlets they have are no good.

GOP Delenda Est

We handed them everything they could have wanted on a silver platter.  And they all cucked.  Rush hits the nail on the head:

So Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, “Why am I voting Republican?” you have a good question. Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?

It’s not a surprise that they stabbed us in the back.  It’s been clear that the GOP had no interest in winning since they picked McCain as a presidential candidate.  They are indeed merely part of a “bi-factional ruling party.”  And it’s time to get rid of them.