Monthly Archives: August 2012

When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy

Everyone should read this essay in its entirety:

When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy

Fjordman, Gates of Vienna

In 2009 it was revealed that the ruling Labour Party had purposefully flooded Britain with several million immigrants, without consulting its citizens, in order to socially engineer a “truly Multicultural” country. The huge increases in migrants over the previous decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt to radically change the country and to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity,” according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said mass immigration was the result of a deliberate plan, but ministers were reluctant to discuss this for fear that it would alienate the party’s “core working class vote.”

Lord Glasman — a personal friend of the Labour Party leader — in 2011 stated that “Labour lied to people about the extent of immigration… and there’s been a massive rupture of trust.” He admitted that the Labour Party had sometimes been actively hostile to the white natives. In particular, they tended to view white working-class voters as “an obstacle to progress.”

To my knowledge, these shocking revelations of a Western government virtually launching a full-front attack to crush its own people have so far not caused a single word of protest from political leaders or mass media in any other Western country, although these acts could be construed as a policy of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing targeting the white majority population. In my country’s mass media, these public admissions from Neather were hardly mentioned at all, although journalists never miss an opportunity to warn against the dangerous tide of “white racism and xenophobia” that is supposedly sweeping the Western world today.

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My Long Awaited Much Anticipated Expendables 2 Review

I saw The Expendables 2 on the first Friday it was out, but my computer has been on the fritz so I haven’t been able to get around to a review until now. Here it is.

Prior to seeing The Expendables 2, I rewatched the first Expendables on Netflix. If there was a criticism of the original Expendables, it was that it dragged before the climactic action sequence. While I was gung ho about the first Expendables and made my feelings known, on reviewing it, I can see that complaint. What was so great about the first one, however, was that the last 20 minutes or so was one of the best extended action sequences in cinematic history, which redeemed the movie and made you forget about the slow pace getting there.

Expendables 2, likely in response to the criticism of the first one, avoids this issue. It opens with a gun blazing rescue scene and mixes in enough action along the way to avoid dragging. The climactic action sequence, however, isn’t nearly as good as the first one. On the whole, I liked the first one better, but 2 is still a must see.

As for what the second one did well, I think Van Damme makes an excellent villain. The climatic mano a mano fight with Stallone was not as exciting as Stallone vs. Stone Cold in 1, but over all JCVD makes for a very hateble villain. I’m surprised he hasn’t appeared as a villain more often. I also think Chuck Norris was used well if sparingly. I’m not sure why he was used so sparingly (contract and/or age issues perhaps), but the scene when he first makes his appearance was very well done. My theater was cheering. There were also plenty of references to all the stars’ old action movies to keep 80′s action movie fanboys happy. And Jason Statham continues to solidify his place as the number one modern action star.

As for what the movie didn’t do as well, Jet Li had an inexplicably small part. (Was he filming something else?) I think Li brings a comic element to the group that none of the others can pull off as well. Also, I thought there were some pacing/editing issues. I know there was a deliberate effort to keep the running time down, so I’m sure that had a lot to do with it, but there were moments when the movie went from one scene to the next rather abruptly with minimal transition. It left me with the feeling that a lot of the movie must have ended up on the cutting room floor. There were no fatal flaws. The story was discernible, but the abruptness of some of the transitions left me a little unsatisfied. I know executives make a lot of these decisions and the creative people are left to deal with them, but would it have killed them to let the run time go a few minutes longer. (Shorter run times potentially allow for more showings.)

Anyway, go see it if you haven’t already, although I’m sure that the manly men who read this blog already have.

Your thoughts?

Also, I hope to go see the anti-Obama movie tonight or tomorrow. I’ll be back with a review of that after I do.

Condi does Tampa

Last night, Condoleezza Rice popped up at the Republican Convention five minutes ahead of schedule to tell cheering delegates about her three favorites things: herself, war, and herself.

Yes, it was the same, tired, Neocon agitprop we’ve all heard a million times, but the Republicans ate it up, proving just how other-worldly these people really are.

What pumped the crowd so? The prospect of perpetual war for the cause of “liberation,” that’s what. And who better to slather a coat of Civil Rights gloss over a beligerent foreign policy than Condi Rice? That’s what she does best.

Condi successfully regurgitated the Neocon formula for snookering grass-roots conservatives to submit to big government: Convince the rubes they can have their chest-thumping patriotism as long as they acknowledge the primacy of leftist, big-government ideology.

First, you sell them your Twilght-Zone version of American history:

“The essence of America – that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea — and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.”

Yes, forget ethnicity and race – after all, America is a propositional nation. Unfortunately, “real” Americans have to forcibly remind the backsliders. For example, as Condi reminded us, America endured “a Civil War – hundreds of thousands dead in a brutal conflict – but emerging a stronger union; a second founding – as impatient patriots fought to overcome the birth defect of slavery and the scourge of segregation.”

After that bloody “second founding,” Americans finally understood their unique mission: To roam the globe and reconstruct it. As Condi reminded the delegates, “And we have seen once again that the desire for freedom is universal – as men and women in the Middle East demand it.”

Yeah, those Muslims want us to invade their countries. And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything.

But what’s a Condi speech without a celebration of Condi? She did not disappoint:

“And on a personal note– a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America – her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State.”

Yes, only in America can a well-to-do black family raise a daughter who can go on to become a war criminal.

How not to win friends and influence people

It’s not as bad as McCain’s Gulag of 2008 of the 2012 version of the Republican National Convention isn’t much better from a Ron Paul delegate. From the new rules passed which try to limit grassroots activism to the expulsion of legally elected delegates, Republicans have basically shown they don’t care if the millions of Ron Paul voters gathered over the past five years vote for Mitt in the fall or not.

If would not have cost Mitt or the RNC much if they had allowed the Paul delegates to be seated and his put in nomination (after all Mitt had over 2,000 delegates voting for him). Since the voting occurred on the first day of the convention instead of the third (and deliberately so) and out of prime-time, nothing more would be thought about and nothing said. Romney would have won anyway, the Paul delegates would been satisfied and the convention would go on to proceed as normal. That measures were taken not only to NOT give Ron Paul a moment in the sun but to make sure no such candidacy like his in the future can ever take place smacks one of paranoiac fear. For a party that backs devolving the power of the Federal government down to the state and local levels to concentrate its own power in Washington D.C. is truly an amazing admission of hypocrisy, their own views apparently not good enough to govern themselves.

These last few weeks and even moths have been a boon to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. By abandoning the GOP Presidential nomination race, knowing full well his candidacy would be smothered by Paul’s, Johnson has positioned himself to take up Paul’s mantle at least for the fall campaign (At least for half of Paul’s supporters. The other half will stay loyal to Rand and the GOP).

Of course it’s easy to say Johnson supporters will find out in early November what Paul supporters found out in late August, the system is rigged against you no matter which path you take. But Paul would have never have created a movement of millions of voters without at the very least competing in the Republican primaries of ’08 and 12 and Johnson may well carve out a niche for himself too this year. If he’s able to break the LP record for votes (held by Ed Clark 1980), if he’s able to get a decent percentage (5% would have them dancing in the aisles) and if his vote totals in states like Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and New Hampshire are big enough to cost Romney wins in those swing states, then he can make the plausible argument the LP has a potential future with young voters (presumably Paul’s voters) while GOP still has it’s generation problem.

Johnson’s numbers may well prove to be the most interesting thing to watch this November and if they turn out well for him then Mitt could will be muttering to himself on Election Night: “I should have let them have those Maine delegates.”

 

Todd Akin and Missouri, Again

Pat Buchanan’s column on the fortunes of would-be Senator for Missouri, Todd Akin, seemed perfect.  Akin, who does not believe in the so-called “rape” exception to “abortion law”, was made to look foolish with his attempt to explain, as I surmise, the rarity of rape related pregnancies that are terminated.

Right and Left, his science, or rather pseudo-science, has been mocked, one supposes, in an attempt to deflect from the actual Christian position on abortion.

All well and fair in these tactical battles–it is an election year in a battleground state.

Over at Apocalypse Cometh, an article this week in the Daily Mail was highlighted, regarding the positive nature of, ahem, ‘male fluid’ on the female psyche—typical Euro sex obsessed one supposes, but there was this highlighted nugget in the Daily Mail article:

Other recent findings from Gallup’s laboratory suggest that semen-exposed women perform better on concentration and cognitive tasks and that women’s bodies can detect ‘foreign’ semen that differs from their long-term or recurrent sexual partner’s signature semen.

They suggest the ability to detect foreign sources is an evolved system that often leads to unsuccessful pregnancies – via greater risk of preeclampsia – because it signals a disinvested male partner who is not as likely to provide for the offspring.

 

Daily Mail 8/21/2012

 

 

For the sake of argument, if the study is 100% correct, Todd Akin actually does have a scientific point to make, perhaps speculative, but reasonable.

The point being is that the Left is allowed to say what Todd Akin says, and the Republicans/Conservative Inc are the true enforcers of Political Correctness.

Revolution within the Revolution

Political conventions in this day and must be hell on reporters looking for actual news to write about instead of being on a week-long junket. But a enterprising political reporter (the exception being Dave Weigel, who will be too busy making love to Jesse Benton to report on anything useful) looking for a story at the upcoming GOP convention in Tampa (presuming it goes off with being disrupted by a hurricane) will find it covering the Ron Paul Movement because it will be in Tampa that movement will more than likely split itself in two.

The Republican Party establishment and the Romney campaign are doing their level best to keep out Paul delegates from the convention. That was to be expected. What was not expected was Romney Campaign being aided and abetted by the Paul Campaign. By agreeing to a deal to split the Louisiana delegations between Romney, Santorum and Paul instead the of the plurality Paul delegates would have had (and may well have been upheld by the RNC), the “official” Paul campaign took away the one state which would have given it the five states and or territories needed to nominate Paul from the floor of the convention (which would have given him an unscripted 15 minute speech as well). With the Paul campaign actively discouraging its delegates from trying to nominate Paul anyway and also look good for the cameras, it’s obvious that the game is up  as far as the campaign goes.

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Call the NFL “Replacement” Refs What They Really are, Scabs

Everyone is whining about the “replacement” refs. Well a good way to show your displeasure would be to start calling them what they really are, scabs.

I know that most conservatives don’t have much use for unions, which is understandable given the tendency of organized labor in America to support the Democrat Party. Theoretically, conservatives shouldn’t have anything against collective bargaining. The problem is that the historical context in which unions arose in this country was leftist and they have largely remained so. One could envision a not necessarily leftist populist framework for labor unions, and I am sure some of the original motivation for them was more populist in nature (standing up for the little guy against the Man), but they were quickly co-opted.

That said, there are just some things a man doesn’t do. And taking another man’s job while he is in a dispute with his employer and trying to better his lot in life is one of them. And in the case of the NFL refs, they aren’t even on a strike of their own doing. They have been locked out by the Fat Cat owners. I place being a scab in the same moral category as being a rat. You’re saving your own skin at the expense of the other guy.

Also, is there a bigger douche bag on the planet than Roger Goodell? The scab refs are going to “improve” the NFL, you see.

Attention all Jon Jones Jock Riders … Your Boy is a Prima Donna and a Chicken Sh…

All the Jon Jones love in the MMA community drives me nuts. The guy is clearly a very gifted athlete, has an excellent wrestling base, is a quick study and has awesome physical tools, but the guy strikes me as a tool. (Although part of his success is his ability to cut weight. He is a natural heavyweight, and that is what he should really be fighting as.) He reminds me of a Hollywood star who got too much success too early. Who knows if he was a tool at baseline.

Anyway, here is the occasion for this rant. UFC 151, Jones vs. Dan Henderson, has been cancelled (read the comments) due to Henderson sustaining a knee injury. The problem for Jones’ rep is that he was offered Chael Sonnen, a middleweight (natural light heavy), and turned it down. A whole card had to be cancelled, unprecedented in UFC history, because Jones wouldn’t sack up and fight a significantly smaller man. Now he is going to fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 152 instead. I hope Machida kicks him upside his prima donna head, and I bet 99% of the rest of the MMA world is going to feel the same way. This has likely done irreputable harm to Jones’ reputation and rightly so.

BTW, notice that Dana White, who has absolutely no filter, is totally throwing Jon Jones under the bus.

Update: White is punking Jones in the newly updated release:

With Henderson out, White tried to salvage the event before making the decision to pull the plug on the 11 fight card, with one particular loquacious contender willing to step up and take the bout with the youngest champion in UFC history.

“One of the things you’ve heard me brag about a million times is how UFC doesn’t have to cancel events and that we can always find a replacement,” he said. “For somebody to fight Jon Jones on eight days’ notice is tough to do. But to be totally honest, one guy did. Not only when I called him did he say I’ll take the fight, he said I’ll fly to Las Vegas tonight and fight him. And that was Chael Sonnen. Chael Sonnen accepted the fight with Jon Jones, wanted the fight bad, so as of eight, nine o’clock last night, we had a fight. We started working, started creating commercials, PR started getting ready to crank up, but the one thing that I never thought in a million years would happen happened. Jon Jones said I’m not fighting Chael Sonnen with eight days notice.”

If the fight was going to happen, it would have been Sonnen’s first at 205 pounds in the UFC since 2005, but that didn’t deter the self-proclaimed “Gangster from West Linn,” who has poking at Jones on Twitter since moving back to light heavyweight.

“These guys have been talking smack back and forth to each other and I thought it was a fight that people would be interested in, and Chael was the guy who accepted it,” said White. “And Chael was pumped and excited for this fight. In the heat of the moment, when things are going down, this is the guy that you pick up the phone and call, and he will fight anybody.”

Augusta: The Great Leap Forward

I searched the ‘net for the loopiest reaction to the news that Augusta National Golf Club has knuckled under and agreed to admit women. I found it at the Washington Post:

The recent token actions at the Augusta National Golf Club and the repugnant comments of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) serve as the best public reminders of how entrenched male domination and arrogance carry the power to wound women deeply — and the fight that must be waged to stop them.

Both actions force the public mind to return to the often overlooked crime of gender abuse and domination. They arrive at a perilous time in this highly politically charged season to demonstrate the abusive power privileged men have to define the role of women, to exclude them from normal affairs of society and to act as if male birthright has made them the center of the universe.

Got that? If a private club is allowed to exercise freedom of association, and to organize itself along lines that violate (or worse, ignore!) the absolutes of Cultural Marxism, why, that’s a crime! And a fight “must be waged” against those who commit such crimes.

News flash: That fight is well under way. In case you hadn’t noticed, the forces of Cultural Marxism are winning.

Yes, that’s how far we’ve sunk, ladies and gentlemen. No aspect of our lives can escape the reach of radical egalitarianism, which is our beloved central government’s core value and justification. And what better way for Augusta to honor that value than to offer membership to Darla Moore, a banker, and Condi Rice, a war criminal who famously invoked the Civil Rights movement to justify the government’s wars? The representation of heartless plutocracy and militarism is picture perfect.

So what’s next for Augusta? Should the club install ladies’ tees? Or would shorter yardage goals for women constitute yet another assertion that women aren’t as capable as “privileged men”?

I don’t know what I’d do in their position. I really don’t. But then, the absurdities of make-believe equality — or “Potemkin parity” — are just part of the institutionalized insanity we must submit to. There’s plenty more to come.

Pat Robertson says something wise

Pat Robertson actually said something wise:  “You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems,” implicitly criticizing all the nutjob multiculti Christians running off to Africa or Haiti to adopt black children.  Of course, the conservative Cultural Marxist Russell Moore pulled out the crybaby act, peddling maladaptive nonsense. Moore seems to think that whites should reduce their inclusive fitness for the sake of globalist Cultural Marxism.

Addendum:

Apparently Pat Robertson has back-peddled from his previous statement.  You don’t criticize the Cultural Marxists.  You just don’t.

 

Update:  See new article here.

Examiner Article: Arguments Against Third Parties and How to Counter Them

Here is an excellent article from Examiner.com defending third party voting. The author is Matthew Reece. I particularly like this gem:

1. Voting for a third party candidate is a wasted vote because the candidate cannot win.

Anyone who claims this is claiming that the election process in America is rigged. Let us set aside the matter of whether this is actually the case and focus narrowly on the claim being made. A person who believes this should be trying to convince people either not to vote at all in protest of a corrupt system or to take up arms to start a second American Revolution, not trying to convince people to vote for Republicans or Democrats.

Read the whole article here…

Also posted at IPR.

Augusta National Caves … Admits Two Female Members

Shame on Augusta National. They have caved. While they deserve credit for not caving 10 years ago when the pressure was really on, this still feels like a delayed cave, an attempt to save face while still giving in to the forces of PC. I also don’t get why any self-respecting woman would accept the invitation to become an obvious token. But then, whoever thought Condi Rice had any self-respect. If she did, she wouldn’t have shilled for Bush’s stupid war.

Hank Williams Jr., Non-interventionist?

Is Hank William Jr. a non-interventionist? Maybe so. Check out the lyrics to “Who’s Looking Out for Number One,” which is on his latest release, Old School New Rules. The whole song has a paleo feel, but pay attention to the first verse.

I want to dedicate this song to every working man and
Woman in this country and everyone that’s trying to
Run a business and constantly punished,
Taxed and regulated by the federal government ( Ed: This part is spoken. The singing starts below.)
I’m gonna call up a talk show I’m gonna give ‘em a piece
I don’t give a damn about Iran or the Middle East
Cause they been fightin’ for about 2, 000 years you see
And we send billions to Mexico and Zimbabwe
Well I think it’s time for America to watch her own store
So here is my question to everyone
Who is taking care of number one yeah
New Hampshire got it right live free or die
Don’t tread on us and tell us how to run our life
Don’t matter where you go everyone would like to know
Can Washington DC mind the store
Is there a soul still down on the farm
And who is taking care of number one
Our glorious leader just got back from China and Japan
Where he gave away our job put us down and sold out our plan
Well people here at home are tired of failed programs and loans
I believe they’re ready to change all this stuff that’s going on
Yeah it’s time for American’s to mind their own store
And here is my question for everyone
Who is taking care of number one
New Hampshire got it right live free or die
Don’t tread on us and try to run our life
No it don’t matter where you go everybody would like to know
Can Washington DC run a store no
Is there a soul still down on the farm
And who is taking care of number one
 
Some people may find this trivial, but I don’t. If an instinctual conservative of the sort that Williams is can embrace non-interventionism, then so can the kind of people that make up his audience.
 
I have always thought that support for interventionism is driven more by emotion than logic. “We shouldn’t allow some little pissant country to push us around!” type of thing. This being based on the propaganda that they really are attempting to do so. So it is likely going to be more productive to attempt to combat it with emotional appeals to America “looking out for number one” and letting these other countries deal with their own problems, rather than intellectual appeals to blowback, etc. which just ignite the “not going to let some little country push us around” sentiment.

SPLC connected to Left-wing terrorist in DC?

Fox News reports a gunman was stopped by a courageous security guard at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. According to the report, the gunman admitted he was motivated by “what this place stands for.”

So, one has to wonder — what motivated the gunman’s attack? Could it have been the SPLC?

UPDATE:

The SPLC must be feeling the heat over this. Here’s their statement:

We’ve seen news of the shooting of a security guard today at the Family Research Council office in Washington, D.C., and are getting media inquiries about it. There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting was ideologically motivated. We condemn all acts of violence and are following the story closely.

Yes, just because the SPLC gushes about unrepentant terrorist bomber Bill Ayers, or praises the efforts of Marxist revolutionaries doesn’t mean they LIKE violence.

Some things they just tolerate.

Is Paul Ryan the candidate of war and cheap labor?

It’s a little amusing to watch movement conservatives act so jubilant about the choice of Paul Ryan for VP.   I haven’t seen movement cons act so foolishly since they declared Bush II “a real conservative” in 2000.

While Ryan might be good about cutting a few things from the budget, his overall record is disappointing.

First:  Ryan is a warmongerer and has surrounded himself with neocons. Doesn’t the budget cutter realize that the military is a huge expense?

Second:  Ryan is in the pocket of the cheap-labor lobby.  So while he might make some gestures against “illegal immigration,” he will want to flood the US with more legal immigrants and will probably eventually seek some sort of amnesty. In short, Ryan only exemplifies how much the GOP is controlled by big business.

Third:  The Ryan plan to slash medicare and social security is suicidal.  Sure, they’re huge entitlements, but older whites (i.e. Republican voters!) disproportionally benefit from them.  Why target them first?  Why not save them for last, after everything else has been cut?  Why not go first after programs that overwhelmingly benefit Democrats (like medicaid, HUD, all the education-related entitlements, etc.)?  Carl Schmidt said the first rule of politics is to know your enemy, which only again proves the Republicans to be the Stupid Party.  The Democrats (the Evil Party) who get the score will be more than happy to slash medicare and social security to save medicaid.

Must-reads on Paul Ryan:

Washington Watcher:  “Romney-Ryan And Immigration: It Could have Been Worse—But Not Much

Federale: “Will Budget-Slashing VP Pick Paul Ryan Say ANYTHING About Immigrant Welfare?

Peter Brimlowe:  “Paul Ryan, Immigration Enthusiast, Donor-Driven Choice?

Steve Sailer:  “GOP takes dead aim at own foot

Ellison Lodge: ““Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare!”—Healthcare Reform As An Interracial Wealth Transfer Program