The end is apparently near…

Today I saw a couple things that must indicate that clearly America is headed for the same fate as Germany in the 1930s.  Right?  This headline from the Washington Post: “Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

And this Ted-Ed video posted with the comment “Important for us to know – so we can be sure this isn’t repeated!”

Mom is not going to save you from the internet demons

Yesterday:  Shia LaBeouf is back speaking against Trump after attacking fellow protester live on camera – but now has his mom and wife by his side for support

The actor walked hand-in-hand with his mother, Shayne Saide, from his hotel to the outdoor camera in Queens, New York, where he is carrying out his ‘He will not divide us’ protest.

But he declined to speak to, instead launching into a series of f-words.

Mister Metokur offers a summary of the events leading up to Shia’s arrest.  (Language warning obviously; if you watch this while eating anything, it’s not my fault if you choke to death.)

The kid screeching REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE is THE BEST.

Shia really should have stuck to his retirement after the plagiarism scandal back in 2013.  In case you hadn’t heard about that one:

  • He made a comic book into film without obtaining the rights
  • When caught, he plagiarized an apology
  • Offered another apology via skywriting
  • Claimed to be retiring because of “attacks against my artistic integrity”

Time has more examples of Shia’s fruitcakery.  Clearly the retirement didn’t stick but his mental health hasn’t improved one bit.

Edit:  This just doesn’t get old. The full version of the “neo-nazi” kid is interesting.

Is this timeline not the best or what?


Crazy Cakes for Congress

“I’m Brianna Wu and I sound like a robot”

And who is this lovely lady who is going to bring us a “bolder” democratic party?  Well…

The Wacky World of Wu: The Tortured History of GamerGate’s Self-Styled Feminist Martyr

GamerGate is not a “transphobic” movement, as you may have been misled to believe, but there is certainly much discussion of transgenderism swirling around the GamerGate maelstrom–mainly because one of the movement’s leading feminist detractors, it can now be revealed, used to be a man.

Wu, who has been engaged in an exhaustive press tour in recent months writing op-eds in a handful of online outlets, claiming that her life is in danger and that she is standing up for women in the games industry, is in fact, we can reveal, merely an unstable internet troll with a long history of mendacity and emotionally disturbed online outbursts.

This is old history for anyone in Gamergate, but most of the people who might hear his/her ad for the congressional run won’t know what Gamergate is.  (They’ll hear “alt-right” and think “oh that’s a bad thing.”)

Sadly it doesn’t look like we’re going to get a Congressman Brianna Wu. According to the Boston Globe:

Wu might face an uphill battle for the seat, as all of Massachusetts’ nine Congressional seats are occupied by Democrats.

Maybe Wu can use her trolling skills to take out her opponents?  This could be one awesome race.


Prolife Democrats – An Endangered Species

This article  about Nat Hentoff is very interesting.

The Left’s Failure: Why Nat Hentoff Lost His Friends

(Nat Hentoff) loudly and constantly defended the most radical possible version of civil rights, becoming famous—or notorious, depending on your point of view—for defending the rights of neo-Nazis to march in a heavily Jewish town.

Then, in the 1980s, he perceived for the first time that the unborn child had the right to live.

(Hentoff) quotes Mary Meehan, writing in The Progressive. She had had the same experience. “The traditional mark of the left has been its protection of the underdog, the weak, and the poor,” Meehan noted. “The unborn child is the most helpless form of humanity, even in more need of protection than the poor tenant farmer or the mental patient. The basic instinct of the left is to aid those who cannot aid themselves.”

Why was (the Left), why is it still, so committed to the thorough outworking of the sexual revolution?

I would have thought the commitment to protecting the weak and the poor would be the fundamental one by which all other commitments would be judged. The conclusion should have been obvious: We protect the helpless; the unborn child is helpless; therefore we protect the unborn.

If the sexual revolution requires the killing of defenseless children, then by its own principles the left should have rejected the sexual revolution. That it required abortion should have been in itself a sign that the revolution was fundamentally wrong about man and the world.

Had those on the left subjected it to a leftist analysis they would have reached the obvious conclusion that abortion was an expression of the capitalist system they rejected. (As G. K. Chesterton had argued about the sexual revolution of his day.)

They should have demanded not that women have the right to abortion, but that they have the right to bear their children and raise them without fear of poverty. That would have been the principled leftist commitment. But instead, the left chose abortion.

All we can expect from the left today is rhetoric, it’s all about feelings. There is no analysis.

The Green Rust

What a fun read! The Green Rust is a  mystery by Edgar Wallace. You can get it for free from Gutenberg. The story is set in England after World War I. This mystery has everything I like, a sensible, pretty, and resourceful girl, a clever detective and a smart, evil villain with a frightening plan. There is romance, fear, suspense, and plenty of action.Why don’t they make movies out of stories like this?

Shia Labeouf opens a portal into hell, er, I mean the internet

Well that didn’t take long.

Shia LaBeouf is ARRESTED live on camera during anti-Trump livestream after ‘getting in a fight with a passing protester’

Shia LaBeouf was led away in handcuffs after a spat during an anti-Trump protest.

The Hollywood actor was arrested by NYPD officers during his ‘He will not divide us’ live stream, which he has been running since President Trump’s inauguration.

The 30-year-old allegedly grabbed a fellow protester outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and now faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

Shia’s little art project is a perfect real world trolling opportunity. So of course 4chan accepted the invitation.

(+1 for “pizzagate is real”)

A misdemeanor charge isn’t likely to keep Shia from his project for long.  How much more trolling will he be able to take before they have to cart him off to the loony bin?