Category Archives: Political Correctness

Ebola in the news…

A concerted effort from the elites in the 1800s to deal with the problem of slavery and the Cheap Labor lobby ‘employees’, was focused on repatriation and colonization, in this case Liberia. A classmate of Yankee Copperhead, and Bowdoin graduate, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Brown Russwurm was a leader in these organizations from the North, and the projects themselves were funded by various governments in the South.  Russwurm chose colonization over abolition—something Hawthorne, and his friend and fellow classmate, Franklin Pierce, would certainly have understood. Russwurm would become Governor of Liberia.

Today, coming full circle, the Refugee Racket has let Liberians resettle in the United States with plenty of bennies. One Liberian national (presumed at this point as one thinks the media would report otherwise if he wasn’t) with an Anglo-Saxon name, Thomas Eric Duncan, has brought Ebola into the state of Texas as the government has refused to block flights from the epicenter of the virus.

Worth noting, Senator Rand Paul, who has been good on the refugee racket, is speaking some sense on the Ebola situation.

 

Equality is deadly

There has been no ideology with a bloodier history than that of human equality. From the Paris Terror, the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, and the Iraq War, this inhuman and unnatural doctrine has justified mass murder like no other belief system.

Neuroscience, educational statistics, and just plain common sense tell us people are not equal, but it’s the official ideology of the current DC ruling elite. So we have to pretend that all people are equal. That policy is the reason a deranged intruder recently penetrated farther into the White House than anyone has managed before:

The man, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez, ran unobstructed for 70 yards across the front lawn of the White House before entering through the North Portico. On the way, he brushed by a Secret Service officer with a drawn gun, sources tell CBS News’ Bill Plante.

Gonzalez then proceeded to run through the entrance hall to the cross hall of the White House, past the staircase that leads up to the first family’s residence. He was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and made it all the way to the East Room…

Women should not be cops, soldiers, or guards. I don’t care how much training a woman has, she cannot overpower the average man. Martial arts DO NOT equalize people of different body mass and strength. I’ve taken judo and karate, and in every tournament I’ve been in, contestants of equal skill levels are still grouped by weight and sex. 200-pound men do not spar with 100-pound women.

But that’s how the real world operates. In The Emerald City of DC, different rules apply. And those rules will continue to spawn chaos and waste and tragedy. Hopefully, there’ll be a few humorous incidents along the way.

Enough Already With the Domestic Abuse Jihad

Oh good grief! This anti-domestic abuse PC moral panic is starting to affect MMA. Enough already! I don’t support domestic abuse, a point I shouldn’t even have to make, but I’m against this selective outrage of the month environment. Domestic abuse is a matter between the man and his spouse/girlfriend and the law. It has nothing to do with football or MMA or whatever. If you are going to have a morals clause in someone’s contract then have a morals clause and enforce everything. Enforce out of wedlock births. Enforce no babies’ mommas all over the country. Enforce no adultery. But let’s not have these piecemeal morals clauses that punish the selective outrage of the month while ignoring the moral problem that is actually bringing our civilization, such as it is, to its knees.

Has Social Justice Warrior Anita Sarkeesian Been Naughty?

Since discovering this world of video game community Social Justice Warriors, I just can’t look away. It’s like a bad train wreck. I can see My Little Pony Social Justice Warriors. Or chick lit Social Justice Warriors. But gamer Social Justice Warriors just seem like such a mismatch. Why don’t all the gamers just tell them to go away.

Anyway, did Anita Sarkeesian, a 4 star general in the SJW army, fake a death threat and then attempt to raise funds off that? If so, that’s kind of a problem.

PC Peacocks

I propose a new term: PC peacock. A PC peacock is someone who very publicly and loudly beats his chest and wails and gnashes his teeth about some alleged transgression against rightthink. The ostensible reason for this display is to bemoan the existence somewhere, anywhere, of the slightest expression of wrongthink. The real reason, however, for this preening and posturing is, like the peacock, to draw attention to the protestor and make it clear that he is not one of those evil wrongthinkers. That he is, in fact, an enlightened pristine rightthinker. That these expressions of outrage are feigned and these PC peacocks are insincere should be the default assumption because no one with any experience in the real world could actually be that shocked by what are often commonplaces. The verb form of this activity is PC peacocking. PC Peacocking should generally be met with sighs and eye-rolls. If you are the target of PC peacocking for alleged wrongthink, the reaction should be combative defense and calling out the peacocker for his outrageous silliness, not acquiescence, and certainly not abject apology.

Ray Rice Hysteria

I been really worked up over this Ray Rice hysteria. I like to call incidents like these “public PC moral panics.” I don’t have time to write a long post now, so here are two recent Facebook posts I wrote, both of which generated several comments, not all favorable.

Hey, I know how we can punish Ray Rice for hitting his wife. Let’s fire him so he can no longer support said wife. The PC lynch mob mentality makes people idiots.

And…

Yesterday I asked if anyone had bothered to ask Ray Rice’s wife if she wanted her husband fired and suspended. Well, apparently no one did because she is now on record condemning it in no uncertain terms. I hope you PC hiveminders feel good about yourselves. You just ruined three peoples’ lives (Ray Rice, his wife and their kid) but at least you get to morally preen and feign outrage so everyone will know you are enlightened rightthinkers. Good grief! This PC hivemind absurdity must end!

I Made Jack Hunter Mad

Sorry, this is a bit late, but I’m still having computer access issues.

Recently I left a comment on a Jack Hunter Facebook thread. Jack responded in a rather irritated manner. As I have said before, I like Jack Hunter, but he is really starting to trend PC. My theory is that this trend is insincere. I think he is just posturing to rid himself of the taint of the Southern Avenger. That is essentially the comment I left, and that is what irritated Jack.

I’m currently searching for the thread without any luck. I’ll post a link if I ever find it. But in it, Jack says he really does believe all the PC foolishness he is spouting these days.

(Maybe someone can help me with my search. When I click on my notifications icon, at the bottom I can click see all, but it only takes me as far back as 31 Aug. Is there a way to go back further to find the thread I’m referring to?)

Edgar Steele has Passed Away

I received the following news in an e-mail. It is worth passing on regardless of what one may think of Steele and his situation. For those who don’t know of him, Edgar Steele was a racialist of some renown. In 2011, he was convicted of hiring someone to kill his wife. Many racialists maintained that the charges against him were trumped up by the government in an effort to shut Steele up. I make no claim as to his guilt or innocence, although they reportedly had him on tape. We do know for a fact that he was actively soliciting women on the internet, which was alleged to be his motive for wanting to get rid of his wife. His wife stood by him through the trial and afterwards, however. Read the Wiki entry to get some idea of where Steele stands in the grand scheme of things.

GOVERNMENT MURDERS EDGAR STEELE – CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH IT?

Today, September 4, 2014, early afternoon, a California mortuary notified Mrs. Cyndi Steele that her husband Edgar was dead. At this time, specific circumstances regarding Mr. Steele’s death are being confirmed. The Free Edgar Steele web site and the Edgar Steele Defense Fund (ESDF) will release more information when available.

Mrs. Steele contacted the ESDF Board, saying she was utterly devastated by this information, and is furious that no Victorville representative contacted her in the last few days regarding his failing health and did not even call her regarding the death of her husband. It was cruel to allow the mortuary to make the call.

Based on the best knowledge at hand, the following are the most likely causes of death: drug overdoses, persistently delayed, insufficient, improper medical treatment and medical neglect.  The federal government and Victorville Penitentiary bears responsibility for the lives of the inmates who reside there and has refused to be accountable for the decline in Edgar Steele’s health.

Some hours before Mrs. Steele was contacted by the mortuary, ESDF President Robert Magnuson received an email corroborating Ms. Steele’s concern for her husband’s health and safety that showed Mr. Steele’s health has been in a sharp decline for the past month, which fact was obscured, if not hidden by the federal government.

First, Mr. Steele was the victim of a false prosecution, then he was imprisoned in the most dangerous prison health in America. Then his wife was never allowed to visit him despite a court order allowing visitation. Then, his health was compromised because of  neglect, and finally, the reports came in that he had been drugged out of his mind earlier this week, which was the final blow that killed him. Call it anything else you like, but it is murder.

The facts of this tragic situation will be disclosed as the information is gathered.

Good Ridance Cathy Reisenwitz

Remember Cathy Reisenwitz? She’s the PC libertarian who caused a storm when she called a lot of past libertarian icons racists. Well, she’s leaving full-time libertarianism. I’m not sure I share Robert Wenzel’s certainty that this is because there is no market for PC libertarianism. Just look at the PC libertarian reaction to Ferguson. But I do think she overplayed and misplayed her hand.

Robert Wenzel at the Economic Policy Journal has the story: “Cathy Reisenwitz Leaving ‘Full-Time’ Liberty Movement

The Sarkeesian Effect?

Oh boy! Seriously, who knew that gaming culture has been so taken over and terrorized by the PC police, apparently now called Social Justice Warriors. What a joke. Those fools aren’t warring against anything except their own cognitive dissonance. (To be clear, these fools refers to the SJW’s, not the people who made the video. Some have apparently misread this.) And since they are always whining that they are being attacked and how they don’t feel safe, I’m sure if they were exposed to actual warrioring, they would quickly crap their pants and assume the fetal position. Their influence has become so noxious, that now a couple of fellows have decided to make a movie about it. Here is their spiel.

Here is the web page the above video is from.

The second guy seems a bit odd, unless he is putting on an act, which may detract from whatever product they end up putting together, but he describes himself as a neoreactionary monarchist, so he can’t be all bad.

But I don’t get this. These Social (sic) Justice (sic) Warriors (sic) have apparently exerted a lot of influence across multiple subcultures. Apparently they are wreaking havoc in the atheist subculture as well. Because, you know, Darwinian theory obviously rules out the possibility of gender roles and racial differences. I don’t know this because I have any use for atheism. I’ve just run across the issue in my travels through the alt right sphere. How can such obviously unserious people gain so much power? I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they seem to have disproportionate influence in communities that are already somewhat marginalized, like gaming and God-hating. For intellectually serious people, the first time one of these thought slave stooges utters the word cis she should be consigned to intellectual irrelevancy.

Ilana Mercer Takes Libertarians to Task on Ferguson

Ilana Mercer is a libertarian who isn’t stupid about it. Here she takes her fellow libertarians to task for uncritically accepting the PC cry of racism. I’m a little disappointed that Paul Craig Roberts dropped the r word. His point, that different races coming to different conclusions re. the shooting being based on their preconceived biases is unobjectionable, but to label those biases racism only when they belong to whites is unfortunate. If preconceived biases are to be condemned, as PCR seems to indicate, it’s equally objectionable for blacks to presume negatively about the motivations of whites.

Hat Tip: Jack Kerwick

Ferguson Thoughts

Prediction: Darren Wilson will not be indicted and once again the PC grandstanders who jumped to conclusions before the facts were in are going to look like fools, not that PC grandstanders need any help looking like fools.

I strongly suspected from the start of this mess that the police officer would be vindicated, and I stand by that. And as the facts continue to pour in, it looks more and more like I will be proven correct. Here’s why I thought this.

As anyone who knows my writings will attest, I am not reflexively pro law enforcement. I was very critical of the post Boston Marathon lockdown for example. But whatever one may think about the police, police excess and brutality, etc., there clearly is not an epidemic of white cops willy-nilly shooting black suspects because they are black, and if you think there is then you need to check your ideology because it is overcoming your good sense.

So from the start, facts unknown, the high probability outcome was that the shooting was justified or at least arguably justified. That the shooting was blatantly unjustified was always a low probability, just based on the nature of such low frequency events. I don’t doubt that law enforcement disproportionately attracts a certain personality type. I don’t doubt that many suspects are roughed up more than necessary during or following apprehension. But that is an order of magnitude different level of offense than suggesting a police officer grossly inappropriately discharged his weapon and that race was a primary motivation for this. Seriously, step back and listen to yourselves. If you believe that is normal police behavior then I don’t know what else to say to you.

So at the very least, whatever your bias may be to believe one way or the other, in a highly emotional situation like this you have to wait until all the facts come in to make an informed and reasonable judgment. The early “facts” that come from an emotionally overwrought crowd and a sinister liberal media always eager to inflame sentiments against evil Whitey, are simply not reliable and to not wait for more balanced information to flow in is irresponsible, and allowing your emotions to overcome your rational judgment.

Have we learned nothing from past incidents? Based on the early info and media spin, Zimmerman should be rotting in jail. But guess what. He isn’t, because a jury said there was insufficient proof, just as the local jurisdiction initially claimed before the PC lynch mob got involved. And for the record, I called that one very early as well.

This rant is of course directed at PC liberals, but it is also directed at PC grandstanding and anti-police libertarians as well. That so many libertarians allowed their anti-police bias and eagerness to PC grandstand to overcome their rational good sense is extremely disappointing. I thought libertarians were supposed to be the hyper rational ones. Mr. Spock would not be proud. To not have at least as much skepticism about our blatantly PC mongering press and media as you do about police, is foolish. And if you think empowering the PC narrative, which is what you do when you accept it uncritically, furthers the cause of liberty then you’re not just foolish, you’re delusional.

Agrarianism & Gay “Marriage”

As some readers may be aware, a while back the agrarian activist Wendell Berry announced his support for gay “marriage.”  At Catholic World Report, one disgruntled former Berry fan critiques Berry’s position thus:

[...] Berry’s insistence upon a wall of separation between church and state reveals a profound confusion inherent to liberalism itself. How can any church possibly be relevant to the world we live in without in some sense being “political”? How can the religion which is abandoned every time one enters a voting booth or assumes the lawmaker’s chair or dons the magistrate’s robes be anything other than a hobby?

The Church & State issue aside, there is something bizarre about the cozy coexistence of the “localist” movement with the sodomy lobby.

Read more…

 

My New Game Idea: Cathedral Quest

Video games have never been my thing. Not even when I was a kid. Video games stress me out. What fun is it to sit there all tense pressing buttons as fast as you can? When I have free time I want to relax, like watching TV, reading a book or surfing the net. So the whole game scene is completely off my radar screen. But one benefit of having Facebook friends from all across the dissident right spectrum, is that you get exposed to all sorts of things you might not otherwise experience. I guess gaming is big in certain parts of the alt right sphere, and who knew gaming was plagued by a bunch of shrill feminist PC police?

Check out this video. I apologize for the language and subject matter, but it’s worth it just to wallow in all the drama. It’s like High School all over again.

A game called Depression Quest? Seriously? Who in their right mind would want to play a game called Depression Quest? I have an idea for a game. It’s called Cathedral Quest. In it, a group of intrepid wrongthinkers explore the Cathedral while overcoming obstacles like loss of career, Free Beacon hit pieces,  etc. in search of one honest righthink enforcer who is willing to actually engage in a reasoned and intelligent debate. I toyed with the name Unicorn Quest before settling on Cathedral Quest. One challenge involves having to successfully distinguish a Slate article from an Onion article with at least 50% accuracy. It’s very tough.

Hat Tip: Matt Forney again

Thought Police Go After Gavin McInnis

Yawn. Another story about the crazed thought police. But if these clowns keep thought policing, we’re gonna keep on exposing their small-minded bullying behavior. This time the alleged victims group is transgendered people, and the alleged offender is Gavin McInnis, who appears on Fox News and writes for Taki Mag. I’m sure those affiliations had nothing to do with the oh-so-sensitive censors’ jihad against him.

Hat Tip: Matt Forney’s blog.

My Thoughts on the Mark Driscoll Drama

The church affiliation and planting ministry that Mark Driscoll founded, Acts 29, has removed Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church from their network and asked Driscoll to step down. Since I first read about this story, LifeWay Christian Bookstores has announced they are going to stop selling his books. This is all very unfortunate, although some nuance is called for.

As I said below, I do think that some of what Driscoll said and did was indecorous and intemperate, but he has largely admitted as much and apologized. He said in the past that he thought rabble rousing on a forum under a pseudonym was not the right way to go about it, and he apologized. This new brouhaha is largely because those posts which he apologized for and admitted were unwise have surfaced.

But here is the problem. All the above conceded, Driscoll’s fundamental points are correct. The Bible, history and nature do testify to the reality and importance of gender differences and gender roles. And Christian men, and American men in general, have stopped acting like men. And not only is Driscoll correct, but these are issues of utmost importance that desperately need saying if we have any hope of salvaging the Christian Church as we know it.

The feminization of American men, both behaviorally and biologically, has been much commented on in dissident right circles and is largely the impetus, along with the concomitant masculinization of women, behind the growth of the so-called manosphere. (I have a strong hunch that Driscoll is familiar with the manosphere, because he sounds like he is.) But the manosphere is largely amoral and often dismissively refers to those of us who encourage sexual continence as tradcons. Do we really want to cede primary advocacy of gender roles and masculinization to people hostile or indifferent to Christianity? This is why we need Christian voices speaking out on this matter who care about the state of the Church and the country who aren’t just looking for a way to get women in bed.

By booting Driscoll out of the Acts 29 Network, without the appropriate finesse, Acts 29 is empowering the Rachel Held Evans of the world. By not selling his book, without making the action and behavior vs. thought distinction, LifeWay is empowering PC ninnies like  Warren Throckmorton. Do they really want to do that? What are Acts 29 and LifeWay objecting to, actions or beliefs? The fact that they took these actions in response to a PC outcry makes it look like they are accepting the PC narrative unless they make it entirely clear that they aren’t, which they haven’t.

So you know that I’m not just cheerleading for Driscoll, I do think Driscoll is somewhat the victim of his own devices. He is closely associated with the emerging church movement, but in my understanding has distanced himself from it and is, as far as I can tell, doctrinally sound on the essentials.  Unlike Rob Bell, for example, who has clearly flown the coup. But in the doctrinally conservative wing of the emergent church movement’s efforts to make the Church relevant, they largely adopted “contemporary” modes of worship. I don’t think I’m breaking new ground to suggest that contemporary worship is an arguably feminized form of worship that appeals to female sensibilities. You want to man and woman up your Church? Then wear coats and ties and dresses and stop singing praise songs that sound like “Jesus is My Boyfriend.” Grab a hymnal and sing “There is Power in the Blood.”

For those who didn’t quite get my earlier attempt at humor, by feigning outrage at a minor point, I was primarily dismissing or belittling the larger outrage. But there was a little more method to my madness. In every picture I have ever seen of Driscoll, he is wearing a vest (not sweater) and looks like he needs a shave. I’m not dissing vests or facial hair. In fact, from the standpoint of masculinity, I think there is something to be said for facial hair. But the distinction that Driscoll seems to be making is a tame or lame vs. cutting edge or unconventional distinction, with tame associated with femininity and cutting edge associated with manliness. While there may be some truth to this in the milieu and context Driscoll finds himself in, this is a problem with his milieu. In the grand scheme of things, a traditional combination of loafers, khakis and an oxford cloth button down says man’s man much more so than does a vest and whatever Driscoll’s footwear of choice may be. In fact, the best way to be counter-cultural in our crazy modern world is to be radically traditional, affectionately referred to as rad trad. (For the record, once I lose weight … err … I mean my wife quits shrinking my clothes … and invest in a new wardrobe, I’m going rad trad all the way!) If Driscoll paired his vest with a suit and a pocket watch and a pair of wingtips, he would be making a much more masculine and traditional statement than he does now. Actions, not words on a forum, speak loudest.

Now that I’ve  ticked off every possible element, please discuss.

PC Hysterics Claim a Virginia GOP Scalp, VA GOP Cheers Them On

Bob FitzSimmons, the treasurer of the apparently ball-less Virginia Republican Party, is stepping down because some poor PC sensitive babies got their diapers in a bunch over the inconvenient hate facts he posted on his private Facebook page.

Briefly, Obama issued a Ramadan related statement praising the contributions of Muslims to the “fabric of America” and the “core of our democracy.” Mr. FitzSimmons posted a Facebook reply calling the President out for his obvious hyperbolic pandering. The hysteria quickly ensued. Take a look at this HuffPo article, and you’ll see that it wasn’t just Dems and libs wetting their collective pants. Some of his fellow Republicans were wetting theirs as well. I guess cutting off your balls causes problems with continence.

I got in a debate about this with a bunch of PC squishes and Establishment water carriers on a Facebook. (Is there a bigger waste of time?) Here is what I wrote:

Here is what Obama said. “In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” This is so obviously hyperbolic and pandering it’s laughable. He didn’t say Muslim have contributed to our economy for example. He said “very fabric of our nation” and “core of our democracy.” Please PC apologists, work that out for me. Fabric of our nation? Core of our democracy? Please explain.

And:

Here is what Fitzsimmons said. “To mark the end of Ramadan, on Sunday, Obama released a statement thanking Muslim Americans “for their many achievements and contributions….to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

It is one thing to be gracious on religious holidays, but this is pure nonsense. Exactly what part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims? What about Sikhs, Animists, and Jainists? Should we be thanking them too?”

FitzSimmons is equally obviously correct. Obama’s statement was “pure nonsense.” Perhaps FitzSimmons, knowing the current PC oppressive intellectual climate, could have phrased it differently, but he was speaking truth and calling Obama out for his lies. Before the PC hysteric chorus replies in outrage, take a few deep breaths and just think. That Obama was FOS and FitzSimmons speaking truth is hardly debatable. Truth is under no obligation to conform to modern PC sensibilities.

I wish he hadn’t stepped down. The PC Beast must be resisted, not caved into.

The Rachel Held Evans vs. Mark Driscoll Throwdown

Rachel Held Evans is an ex-evangelical Christian turned liberal “Christian” blogger who whines a lot about traditional Christian gender roles, sexual rules, etc. as she plays the role of ex-conservative (religiously speaking) Christian trying to come to grips with doubt and uncertainty while wholeheartedly embracing modern PC mores. You know the type, of which she is a virtual caricature. To illustrate the kind of insufferable foolishness we are dealing with here, in her blog post accusing Driscoll of a “disturbed mind” she warns her readers that the post contains “crude language, slurs, misogyny, homophobia.” Oh no, not that dreaded homophobia. Get it? If you don’t embrace wholly modern PC norms, then you have a disturbed mind. Meaning, I guess, that every human being that ever lived on the earth prior to 50 years ago +/- had a disturbed mind.

Mark Driscoll is the Pastor of the Mars Hill mega church in Seattle, WA. There is something to be said for decorum, and I believe that Driscoll does at times use indecorous and unwise language. The Church should be clear, for example, that the Bible explicitly condemns all sex outside of marriage, but discussing licit sex within marriage from the pulpit is generally unwise and in popular intended books is questionable at best. It is a subject that is best left to individual counseling and perhaps a specialty book. Some of the stuff Held holds up as evidence of Driscoll’s disturbed mind is intemperate, although for context he was writing anonymously on a blog with the intent of shaking people up. But all that said, his basic underlying premises which are upholding Biblical, historic and natural gender roles and bemoaning the sorry state of the modern American male desperately need saying. What we need is a more gentlemanly and prudish Mark Driscoll to compete against the Rachel Held Evans types and the largely amoral manosphere.