A Pet Peeve

A Pet Peeve


A public figure is ACTUALLY only as “divisive” or “incendiary” or “controversial” as WE the PEOPLE CHOOSE to be divided or incensed or bothered by him.

 

OR… as the media decide to hoodwink our collective ovine gluteus maximi into believing that he is.


 

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Another Interesting FB Exchange

Another Interesting FB Exchange


I’m JUST FINE with making unsubstantiated, unsupported allegations against widely-known public figures. The assumption IS reasonable that others have heard it all before, and are familiar with the background and any supporting FACTS that might buttress the allegations.

 

However, if then CHALLENGED to DEMONSTRATE that you know the facts behind the allegations, you DO have a moral duty to do that. Else you suggest that you’re merely swallowing uncritically that which the media, who’ve long proven themselves to be dishonest fraud merchants, have been dishing out. Much of the idea “out there” that Trump is evil has EXACTLY that origin.


 

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Needed: A Socialism/Leftism “Vaccine!”

Needed: A Socialism/Leftism “Vaccine!”


Far more than a COVID vaccine, America desperately needs a “vaccine” against Leftism and Socialism (basically the same thing). Because they’re FAR deadlier than COVID!

 

The depredations of Socialism are KNOWN! Just not NEARLY as well-known as those of Hitler and his thugs. So, the atrocities of the Left, though far more numerous, and over a far longer time, haven’t made their way into the deep recesses of all Americans’ psyches as have those of the Nazis.


 

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Dark Horse… A Good Start?

Dark Horse… A Good Start?


Conservative thinking is challenged, derided, sneered at, condemned… from the moment it appears. When WE do our thinking and our formulations of potential solutions, WE have to PRE-consider the inevitable tsunami of accusations of Racism! Sexism! This-o-phobia! That-o-phobia! You hate children! You hate women! Etc., etc., etc…

 

When the Left proposes something, they think that the proposal is perfect and complete from the moment of its birth! It requires no further adjustments or tweaking or re-thinking… because all the loud voices in the media and academia and Hollywood and pop culture tell them so.

 

Bottom line: OUR thinking is stronger, more flexible, more commonsensical, more logical… more tested. If we COMPETE in the war of ideas, we will WIN the war of ideas.


 

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Some Brief Further Thoughts on Socialism

Some Brief Further Thoughts on Socialism


If Socialism were a decent belief system, then its highest, most sacred aim would be to make itself obsolete. Instead, though, Socialism’s highest aim is merely self-perpetuation.

 


Some try to pretend that Socialism and Communism are NOT the same thing. Really, though, Socialism is LITTLE cyanide, and Communism is BIG cyanide — they’re just different doses of the same deadly poison.

 

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A Longish, Slightly More Theoretical Essay About Socialism For Today

A Longish, Slightly More Theoretical Essay About Socialism For Today


Here’s the key fact: Misery does NOT require the cooperation of the people in making themselves miserable. Happiness DOES require the willing participation of the people — actively taking advantage of opportunities to make themselves happier.

 

After all, only YOU know how to make YOU happy. But, the government DOES know how to make you miserable.

 


Why is there such a sharp contrast in the two visions? The answer’s fairly simple: It’s EASY to make everyone miserable. And equal. It’s not AT ALL easy to make everyone happy! You can conjure misery out of thin air — enact massive taxes, confiscate businesses and industries, “collectivize” land and property, dispossess, deport and despoil peoples and regions, and so forth — you can NOT produce happiness out of thin air.

 

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How to Get Rid of the Nonsense Term “<i>Democratic Socialism</i>” — Overnight!

How to Get Rid of the Nonsense Term “Democratic Socialism” — Overnight!


First, a simple truth: There’s no such thing as “Democratic Socialism.” Socialism is, by definition, NOT democratic. Why? Simple: “Democracy” implies the possibility of voting into office people who might undo what the Socialists are doing! 

 

Socialists are NOT in it to re-configure society, and then just have someone come along, get democratically elected, and UN-re-configure it! So, anyone who says he or she is a “Democratic Socialist” is either entirely clueless (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), or lying to you (Linda Sarsour), or both (Bernie Sanders). Either way, you shouldn’t listen to their codswallop.

 

Anyway, I have a way to get rid of the phrase altogether. And it would happen overnight. And it COULD happen NEXT WEEK!


 

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A Good Anti-Socialist Broadside

A Good Anti-Socialist Broadside


As is the case with anything: when there are hundreds of thousands around the world proclaiming their willingness to slaughter people in its name, at some point, you have no choice but to conclude that the problem might be with the thing itself.

 

As it is with Socialism.

 

When, as history has shown, there are hundreds of thousands around the world who are perfectly willing to slaughter hundreds of millions of people in Socialism’s name, at some point, you have to conclude that the problem just might be with… Socialism itself.

 

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A First Draft of a Conservative Mission Statement

A First Draft of a Conservative Mission Statement


I’ve long thought that the Conservative movement ought to have a “Mission Statement.”

 

Now, mind you, the Conservative movement is not something with a centralized leadership structure. There are Conservative leaders, but no official leadership. So, there can be no established mission statement.

 

However, there could be a statement that kind of takes hold, because people embrace it, spread it around, print it and hang it in the kitchen, and the like. It would then become a kind of a de facto Conservative Mission Statement.

 

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Socialism Is Evil (Part III)

Socialism Is Evil (Part III)


The human condition is an innate, ceaseless drive to… improve itself. Every second of every day, with every breath, and every act, no matter how tiny, no matter how seemingly trivial. Socialism, though, proposes to handcuff, straitjacket, confine the human condition. To imprison the human being.

 

Socialists call that “justice.”

 

Bottom Line: Socialism is the urge to reject real human progress and return to the primitive. 

 

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Socialism Is Evil (Part II)

Socialism Is Evil (Part II)


The human condition is an innate, ceaseless drive to… improve itself. Every second of every day, with every breath, and every act, no matter how tiny, no matter how seemingly trivial. Socialism, though, proposes to handcuff, straitjacket, confine the human condition. To imprison the human being.

 

Socialists call that “justice.”

 

Bottom Line: Socialism is the urge to reject real human progress and return to the primitive. 

 

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Socialism Is Evil

Socialism Is Evil


The human condition is an innate, ceaseless drive to… improve itself. Every second of every day, with every breath, and every act, no matter how tiny, no matter how seemingly trivial. Socialism, though, proposes to handcuff, straitjacket, confine the human condition. To imprison the human being.

 

Socialists call that “justice.”

 

Bottom Line: Socialism is the urge to reject real human progress and return to the primitive. 

 

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How We Debate Here

How We Debate Here


We had come to realize that there are quite a lot of unserious people out there. People who were not coming here to debate in good faith, but instead wanted to insult, to whine, to pettifog, to filibuster, and filibluster, and largely waste everyone’s time. That wouldn’t, and won’t do.

 

Our blog is heavily consumed in the IDW (Intellectual Dark Web), and most heavily in the Academia sub-group of the IDW. Deep cover Conservative and Libertarian academics and faculty members use our materials extensively, reproducing them samizdat-style, so as to keep our blog well under the radar.

 

We can’t force those courageous intellectuals to weed through a bunch of substanceless muck to generate the content they need for their educational efforts! 

 

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Small Minds in Big Jobs

Small Minds in Big Jobs


This is, America, the land where you’re supposed to find doctors who’ll provide you with good medical care, where honest, upright judges will provide actual justice — because they’re under no political pressures to skew their findings; where honest, patriotic politicians will make laws that are themselves just; where the judges will follow those just laws; where there are intrepid, brilliant scientists who are able to pursue their trade, free of political pressures to taint their observations; where scientists, who ostensibly became scientists to search for truth, would recoil violently from the temptation to conform to political pressures. Why? Because thus to taint their research would poison the very ground on which they walk, and when found out, would make every scientist’s work product suspect.

 

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Ah, The Science! (Part II)

Ah, The Science! (Part II)


One thing is certain, you can never, ever, not ever, not even once, trust any discipline, organization, or thinking that works actively to squelch, purge, drown out, shout down, deplatform, anathematize or ostracize the holders of dissenting viewpoints or awkward questions.

 

Organizations that engage in such behaviors are openly confessing either the weakness of their own position, or the fraudulence of their reasoning for holding the position.

 

Or both.

 

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An Instructive Conversation on Facebook

An Instructive Conversation on Facebook


Name-calling is juvenile, and hardens the target against your arguments. Fabrications are easy to knock aside — like the silly New York Times article. And the irrational — like pretending that you know anyone else’s experience, and how it affected him or her — makes it valid to suggest that the rest of your arguments are just as unserious.

 

Avoid the hasty conclusion that suggests that you think there’s only your way or the idiot’s way.

 

Others who believe differently are NOT, by definition, idiots. Others who think differently are NOT, by definition, bigots or racists. Others who perceive things differently are NOT, by definition, fascists or Nazis.

 

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Facebook = The Russians

Facebook = The Russians


I’m still not sure how I come down on this in terms of regulating Facebook, or not, but let’s not kid ourselves: Facebook, and the other socialist media are giving the equivalent of untold billions of dollars in free money and services to Democrats across the nation in the upcoming election.

 

This is just the logical extension of the Obama Administration’s aggressive silencing of Conservative political voices into the private sector.

 

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The Lie Lives on The Left

The Lie Lives on The Left


Those who simply let the lie continue, give the lie respectability, tolerate the lie as an “alternate viewpoint,” are complicit in the triumph of the lie.

 

But, I hear you say, “Can’t they say the same about you and your beliefs?” Yep. They sure can. Because we’re not shutting down anyone’s speech, or anyone’s ability to criticize us and question the validity of our ideas.

 

You can tell what, precisely, is the lie, by determining which holders of which beliefs are doing all they can to shut up, shut down, or shut out dissenting opinions.

 

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