Unite the Right Rally reactions and alternative media coverage

Some more alternative (from the MSM) viewpoints on what happened at Charlottesville.

Lauren Southern interviews James Allsup who was at the Rally:’

 

Unite the Right rally organizer James Kessler’s reaction:

Stefan Molyneux interviews Faith Goldy of Rebel Media:

Charlottesville is the new Berkeley?

Who knew?  You expect this sort of thing from California, but Virginia?  If you’ve seen any of the coverage by MSM of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, you would think that those evil Nazi, white supremacists raided the town and started causing trouble (you know, the usual narrative).  But folks who were there for the Unite the Right event are telling a very different story.

I’m sure a lot more will come out about what actually happened in the next few days (just like it did after the various Berkeley riots/rallies), but here’s Brittany Pettibone’s interview of one attendee:

The Rise of Alt-Tech & Google’s Rogue Elements

As all the major tech companies seem to be SJW-converged and hell-bent on destroying free speech, it’s time for a major backup plan.  The increasingly blatant bias and attacks on “wrong-think” by tech companies are turning up the heat, and I’m sure, motivating those developing alternatives to pick up the pace.  The free-speech, conservative, or just-not-that-SJW elements of the internet need alternative platforms asap.

The problem with having separate platforms is that reaching the fence-sitters, the moderates, or those who’ve been too caught up in their own daily lives to notice the culture war or to choose sides, becomes more challenging.  If the SJW’s want to create an uncross-able division between people and completely shutdown any hope of dialogue or seeing “the other” as anything but the enemy — they’re doing a darn good job.

Apparently, there’s been way too much red-pilling happening on the internet and the liberal-run tech companies are screaming: “Shut it down!  Shut it down now, before it’s too late!”

Here’s Mister Metokur’s take on it:

More recently, we’ve learned James Damore was the author of the Internal Memo.  Of course, he was fired.  But according to Vox Day, his gutsy decision to write and send out that memo will not lead to his destruction but maybe to better things:

Damore will be fine; he’s better off out of the SJW-converged madhouse and has already been offered jobs by Gab’s Andrew Torba and WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange.

Vox Day goes on to point out Google’s weakness and predicts the company’s eventual demise:

DH, who is one of the Dread Ilk’s expert data guy’s, explains.

“All of Google is kept afloat by one thing only. Adwords. They have no other significant source of income after a decade or more of trying to diversify. Every other business is borderline trivial when compared to AdWords. All the moonshots have failed. All the R&D has failed. It’s. All. AdWords.

The money-making core of Google is a tiny speck of its workforce, a tiny core of people who make AdWords work. The fear is not that 2/3 are SJWs, it’s that one or two or three of the key engineers, who are working on the next version of Search and Adwords, who are actively fighting and hardening against existential threats to the product, might walk, or even just do a slightly less great job.

Google is actually a very fragile company. They are ripe for disruption from a new player, or alternatively, to be drained from a few deep pocketed rivals. The entire bubble of online advertising stems from a belief that is often irrational that online advertising is effective at certain definitions of cost effectiveness.”

In other words, as the AdWords model fails, which is already happening, Google’s massive market cap is going to rapidly decline with it because all of its other businesses have failed to find traction. The company has observably entered the ideological death spiral that is the inevitable result of the Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence.

What comes to mind when I read this, and am reminded that there was a surprising amount of support for the Internal Memo at Google, is Star Wars’ Rogue One.  This may seem very geeky (and I’m not even that big a Star Wars fan…), but seeing Google’s internal weakness and that it lies in the hands of a relatively small number of people makes me think of the Death Star and it’s purposefully engineered sabotage point.

Out of fear and to maintain purity of thought, Google will probably start purging everyone who isn’t fully in-line with their ideology.  It’s not an unreasonable fear.  If you’re going to be fired anyway (or live in fear that your secret conservative views might be discovered and thus have your career destroyed), it would be tempting to under-perform at work or even screw some things up on your way out.  If it took me two seconds to think of this, how many badly-treated employees at Google, working there months, years, may be thinking the same things?  Google may be badly converged, but not everyone who works there is an SJW.  As the Internal Memo has proven, there are certainly rogue elements there.

Have you ever worked for a stupid, controlling employer who didn’t understand or appreciate any of the work you did, who considered you disposable?  How much did you feel like working hard for your employer?  It sounds like the work environment at Google is pretty awful.  That’s sure to stimulate innovation and growth and success, right?  Google’s about to find out how well that works…

 

Trump’s New Immigration Policy

The Trump Administration has presented a new immigration policy plan.  The reaction by mainstream media has been predictable: shout racist! invoke the statue of liberty! but those poor immigrants who deserve to come to the USA!

If you want to see a pretty funny exchange about this, watch Trump adviser Stephen Miller smack down CNN’s Jim Acosta who is a little confused about the differences between a) a poem on the Statue of Liberty and Federal Immigration Law, b) the difference between Legal and Illegal Immigration, and c) the difference between liberal fantasy and history.

Here’s Tucker Carlson reacting to some clips from the press briefing:

If you can stand to watch the whole painful thing, you can find it here. Acosta doesn’t seem to notice how dumb he’s making himself look or realize that he should be embarrassed.  And if you really want a cringe-fest, you can read this from the Washington Post which, surprisingly, is actually labeled as opinion rather than news. This apparently is how liberals see things through their narrative glasses.

One of the dumb things Acosta says is: “It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.”  Well, yeah, what’s so wrong with that?  And how is that any different from past immigration policy?  As Miller points out, “speaking English is a requirement of becoming a naturalized citizen.”  Although there are exemptions available to the English language requirement (you have to be older than 50, live in this country more than 20 years, etc.), taking a ‘civics test’ is still part of the requirements.  Because the actual law still trumps Acosta’s “statue of liberty poem law of the land” (as Miller put it).

Rest in Peace Charlie Gard

Little Charlie Gard passed away last week.  He died in the hospital because his parents were not permitted to take him home to die in the peace of home.

What kind of evil is it that claims to be magnanimously keeping an individual’s best interests at the heart of its decisions, but won’t let that person be cared for by the people who love him most in all the world — his parents?  Won’t let that person seek alternative care elsewhere, even when it has been offered by more than one hospital and doctor, and generous strangers have donated over million dollars for his care?  Won’t let that child and his parents have the comfort of having clergy visit and pray with them?  Won’t let him, in the end, die at home?  All this in the name of doing what is good and right for that person.  We know best… your wishes, your family’s wishes, are irrelevant… we are the ones with power… you will submit…

Jenny Uebbing had this to say about Charlie and what happened to him and his family (a good summary of which can be found here):

But, but, he was going to die anyway. Extraordinary means! The Catechism says! Etc. Etc. Etc.

True. All true. And yet, his parents wanted to pursue further treatment. His mother and his father, the two human beings who, entrusted by the God with whom they co-created an immortal soul, were tasked with the immense, universe-altering task of making decisions on his behalf.

It’s called parenting.

And when the state steps over the bounds of parental interests – nay, tramples upon them – insisting that government knows best what is best for it’s citizens, (particularly when government is footing the medical bills as is the case with the socialized NHS) then we should all of us, no matter our religions or our socioeconomic statuses or our nationalities, be alarmed.

Charlie Gard was a victim of the the most heinous sort of public power struggle: a child whose humanity was reduced to a legal case and an avalanche of global publicity. And no man, not the President of the United States or the Pope himself, could do a thing to turn the tide in little Charlie’s favor once the momentum was surging against him.

The British courts and the Great Ormond Street Hospital, convinced of their own magnanimity and virtue, ruled again and again against the wishes of Charlie’s parents, frustrating at every turn their attempts to seek a second option, to try experimental treatments, to spend privately-raised funds to secure care for their child not available in their home country.

To no avail.

Charlie Gard, baptized earlier this week into the Catholic Church, went home to be with Jesus today. His innocent soul in a state of grace, we can be confident of his intimate proximity now to the sacred heart of Jesus and to the sorrowful heart of Mary. May his parents feel the comfort of knowing that they fought the good fight, and that they brought their child to the font of eternal life by baptizing him into Christ’s Church and surrendering him into heaven’s embrace as he passed from this life.

And may they find, through the powerful intercession of their little son, now whole and free from suffering, the grace to forgive his tormentors and executioners here on earth.

Charlie Gard, pray for us.

Antifa picks another target

Antifa, perhaps bored by their usual targets or just lacking something to do, has added a Catholic men’s conference to their list of “hate groups” deserving of being shut down. Since they have no grasp on what truth means, they have no problem spinning a theological conference designed to help men become better husbands and fathers into a woman-hating, white supremacist organization.  If the facts don’t fit your narrative, just ignore the facts!

Church Militant, the organizer of the conference, addressed the Antifa threat in a a press release:

FERNDALE, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Church Militant, a 12-year-old Catholic media apostolate, with headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, is coming under attack by Antifa-related protestors claiming the religious organization inspires a “culture of rape” and is “white supremacist.”

The group Michigan Peoples Defense Network (MPDN) is planning a demonstration at Church Militant’s third annual Strength and Honor Conference, to be held in Sterling Heights, Michigan on Saturday, August 5. The conference is entirely theological in nature, offering talks on the essential role of sacrificial masculinity required of Catholic men to be good husbands and fathers. MPDN’s aim is to shut down the event.

In a further effort to intimidate, MPDN is holding a press conference on the sidewalk in front Church Militant studios Friday, July 28, right by the front door, announcing the August 5 protest.

The claims by MPDN are completely false and unfounded. The claim that Church Militant is a promoter of white male supremacy is immediately contradicted by the following facts:

  • Church Militant has legal immigrants (including first-generation immigrants) employed in key roles.
  • Half the organization’s departments are headed by women (one who is a legal immigrant)

Additionally, the claim that the conference is about “men’s rights” is a deliberate distortion. The conference is about men’s obligations, not “rights.”

Church Militant absolutely condemns and abhors the lies and violence that have become the hallmark of the Antifa movement, which MPDN members associate with on social media. Church Militant is not a hate group; MPDN is the real hate group, trying to intimidate religious organizations into silence and shut down a conference meant to help men become better husbands, fathers, sons and brothers by fostering the virtues of humility, charity and sacrifice.

Church Militant is further disturbed by the group’s thinly veiled threats of physical violence present in the language of their site and Facebook page. This kind of discourse cannot be allowed to stand in a civilized nation.

Church Militant is open to discussion with anyone, and have indeed made this a hallmark of the work conducted here for a dozen years, but we will not be cowed by lies and thug tactics becoming so commonplace on the Left.

Let’s hope an organization called Church Militant won’t be cowed and won’t let their conference be shut down.

Proving yet again that facts do not matter to Antifa, look who one of the organizers of the men’s conference is:

Christine Niles, a Vietnamese immigrant who helps run… [Church Militant] expected to spend this week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual conference for men.

Instead, Niles, who is editor-in-chief of Church Militant, has been in consultations with local law enforcement after learning that a left-wing group is drumming up support to shut down the conference, which will take place on Aug. 4-6 at locations in Ferndale and Sterling Heights, Mich…

The theological conference causing controversy, titled “Strength and Honor,” is billed as “offering talks on the essential role of sacrificial masculinity of Catholic men to be good husbands and fathers” and to equip attendees with tools to “gain the spiritual and mental tools to be strong leaders among the faithful.”

Did you catch that?  A Vietnamese immigrant woman is the editor-in-chief of Church Militant and one of the main organizers of the men’s conference with the goal of focusing on sacrificial masculinity and teaching men to be good husbands and fathers.

To Antifa, this equals a hate group that “promotes a hateful, anti-woman message,” a “culture of rape,” and is “white supremacist.”  In a Facebook post about the planned demonstrations against Church Militant, they added this:

“Many of the church’s points are lifted from or are identical to ‘men’s rights’ discourse, which focuses on reducing women’s agency and reproductive rights… The community will picket and protest to shut down the hateful messages spread at this conference… The church also peddles racist, anti-Muslim rhetoric, painting Muslim migrants and refugees as sexual predators… As the radical Christian right rises in America, having supported Donald Trump’s campaign of hatred against the most marginalized, it is more vital than ever that the community stands against hate draped in a cross.”

What strikes me most about this statement is the ignorance.  Many of the church’s points are lifted from… the men’s rights movement?  That is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard… aside from ignoring all the facts right in front of their faces that contradict every statement they make.

Ms. Niles responded in a statement on behalf of Church Militant:

“The real bone of contention that MPDN has with Church Militant is not the spurious claims and lies it’s telling, but the positions we take on morality and decency… Church Militant is not a hate group; MPDN is the real hate group, trying to intimidate religious organizations into silence and shut down a conference meant to help men by fostering the virtues of humility, charity and sacrifice.”

If a religious group hosting a conference to promote the virtues of humility, charity, and sacrifice can become a target of Antifa, no one with conservative and/or Christian positions is safe.

And they say there’s no war going on against Christians and conservatives…