Triggered Tuesday

 

From Angry Reader Miriam Responding to “The Neverending Eclipse”:

“You speak from a position of privilege. It’s easy to speak your “truth” when neither you nor your family have been subjected to racism. If we lived in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have needed Affirmative Action because we would have corrected the wrongs of slavery and racism as soon as we realized that all human beings, no matter what their color, creed, or gender, have the right to everything life has to offer. As a society, we blocked people of color from job advancement, good education, access to healthcare, housing and so much more. We never provided compensation for the evil we put their ancestors through—it was nothing short of centuries of genocide. Just say it, you’re nothing but a racist hiding behind your lies. And it’s laughable, truly, that you talk as though you are a victim. Give me an effin break!” – Miriam

Response From Empire Of Truth:

  Many phrases in your ad hominem attack are telling, ie: “your ‘truth’”…….”privilege”, etc. You are obviously speaking from a place of irrational emotionalism, demonstrating my point. Are you aware of your repeated use of the past tense to posit your own argument? Nowhere in my column do I imply that wrongs were not once committed against people of color, nor do I even mention slavery. You also use “we” to describe the committing of past sins, which I find confusing. I have not, nor has anyone I know, perpetrated any of the actions you described…..so what is it you are attempting to infer? That the sins of past generations, that you feel have not been redeemed, must be visited upon a current generation? Is it all whites that must pay? Is it all blacks that should receive “compensation”? Perhaps we should perform DNA testing on each citizen……and then have the benevolent government assign us an armband and ID card stating our racial makeup. Then access to benefits and public spaces, “compensation”, and legal punishments could be meted out according to racial purity and ethnic bona fides…..sound good? How far back do we go in your social justice experiment, and how far into the future? For black men aged 18-34 the leading cause of death is murder by another person of color…..will your “compensation”, or iconoclasm remedy this tragedy? You also fail to address or refute any of the arguments I make, and you again deftly illustrate my point by resorting to the sad retort of all those whose intellectual capacities are stunted: “racist”! The only thing I am a victim of is the comments and inanity of people like you : irrational, childish, shallow, virtue signaling, unable to use critical thinking, incapable of following your own conclusions to their inevitable outcome, and of course…..bigoted. (Yawn)……(Sigh)…….and oh, thanks for reading! – WW

 

 

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The Neverending Eclipse

Each and every day I am struck by the absolute hypocrisy and ignorance of those on the Progressive Left. I watch and listen to people say things that are verifiably insane, yet they are met with serious looks and sympathetic reporting. We, as people of the United States – and by extension people of Western Civilization – are being told that what we see and hear and instinctively know….. is wrong…….and that reason and thought are poor substitutions for adolescent ignorance and childish emotionalism.  Moral authority has been either claimed by Progressives or had it assigned to them by their willing allies in Media, politics, and entertainment. Identity Politics, Class Victimhood, and the ideology of “Intersectionality” is just like the moon when it obscures the sun…….a cold, dark, thoughtless mass that blocks out the rays of enlightened reason.

My last column was a statement against defining people by their color and class, and also a warning about violence being committed in the name of advancing a political agenda.  The funny part, if there is one, is that some of the very folks I was speaking to did not understand the message………and they never will, because willful ignorance is a very strong narcotic, and those in its thrall are never told of its dangers, or of how difficult it is to kick the habit. Since the events that took place in Charlottesville I have discovered, in the course of doing my normal research, that those involved were pawns in a chess game they didn’t realize was being played. For example, I want to know why a man named Brennan Gilmore was the first on the scene – with a recording of the now infamous car-ramming and multiple media interviews afterwards – when he coincidently happens to be a CIA agent. Or how Jason Kessler, the organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally was also an organizer of “Occupy Wall Street” and was a community organizer for Obama – until last November, that is. Weird.  Don’t get me wrong, racists and fascists are still scumbags…..but it is important to note that everyone there – whether they were Black Lives Matter, White supremacists, or Antifa – were all advocating the exact same philosophy. If you are “triggered” by that, I don’t care……..I will “microaggress” all over your delicate sensibilities and love every minute of it.

I’ve written previously about the lack of historical perspective and it’s consequences – you know, that those who don’t know history are bound to repeat it – and yet our society is ramping up its stupidity. Like the warriors of ISIS, the Progressive Left is on an ideological rampage on behalf of it’s religion of Political Correctness……and statues and monuments, even the actual history of events, must be destroyed and wiped away in order to protect us from their “problematic” representations. Let me be as clear as I can possibly be…….. Progressivism is racist, sexist, anti-intellectual, and regressive. To believe in this toxic view of the world you must be everything you claim not to be. Need proof?

Diversity is a main tenet of being a Progressive, it is also touted by companies and government in statements like ” by ensuring a diverse workforce we benefit from everyone’s experiences and viewpoints, blah, blah, blah”. That offends me…..because it is bullshite.  Diversity is State-sanctioned, structural, and societal-approved racism. The idea of “privilege” is an ignorant, racist thought process. Intersectionality is also sexist and racist…….as it is the theory that every victim-group – LGBTQQ2+, “people of color”, women, etc……all “intersect” with one thing: namely that each tribe is the victim of a white man, or of “whiteness”.  Huh? Let me get this straight……..basing hiring, college admissions, and societal importance on skin color – regardless of performance – isn’t racist? Let me pose this question to you: If you found out you had cancer…..God forbid…..what qualifications would you look for in a Doctor? Skill? Accomplishments? Success stories? If you answered yes to any of those then you are, according to Progressive-Regressives,  a Nazi/Fascist. If you run a business, large or small, and you hire people based on how good they are at the job you are attempting to staff, without regard to gender and race, you are a Nazi/Fascist. In fact, if you advocate a merit-based philosophy when engaging a service or rating an individual’s performance……you are a Nazi/Fascist. If you want Government and the Private Sector to judge everyone equally under the law, regardless of color, belief, sex, religion, or material worth……….you guessed it…….you’re a Nazi/Fascist. Is it just me, or is a pattern forming?

The goal of all of this theatre and drama is to eliminate Free Speech. The United States is the only country that has ever existed on the face of the Earth that has recognized Free Speech as something granted by birth and not by Government. When Free Speech falls, everything else becomes irrelevant. Liberals used to be lauded for advocating the following ideal: ” I don’t agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” What happened to that? If you are an activist for anything other than color-blind, equal-under-the-law, meritocracy…….you are by default everything you claim to despise. I’ll say it again……if you believe in special treatment or special punishment based on appearance and genetics…..YOU are the bigot. If you think that violence is justified in response to someone’s words or philosophy, no matter how awful you think that philosophy is………you are the fascist. It remains to be seen if the eclipse of rationality occurring now is permanent or reversible…….but based on what I can gather, we may be forever immersed in darkness.

 ” …..every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by……..” – Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of The Heart

 

 

Charlottesville

I’m not going to engage in any defense of any of the idiots that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. By any name, fascist and racist political groups deserve no quarter in the arena of public debate. What strikes me as ironic is the reaction of mainstream media over this madness……..the same folks who have ignored racial political violence in the past few years have finally become enraged over Charlottesville.

Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists are pieces of dogshite. People who engage in violence to further their political goals are dogshite. People who make shields and clubs in their parent’s basements to take to political events are sad, human garbage. People who put values and belief in the most horrendous and murderous movements in history, like Hitler’s Socialism and Stalin or Mao’s Communism, are sad and pathetic creatures. When America’s system of education has churned out people who reject Capitalism and Individualism in favor of Socialism and Communism, and who identify as a member of a victim group or grievance class, it has failed.

For several years now I have written extensively on the danger and folly of Identity Politics. What we are now witnessing is the only outcome that a victimhood mentality can generate. Everyone engaged in this violence has something in common……namely that Identity and Political bent are based on your race, class, and group of grievance. When we sanction special treatment or special punishment based on Identity, we are allowing and encouraging this type of chaos and violence.

There is only one solution to the mounting problems of Identity and Racial Politics, and that is the same solution proposed by our Founders: That all are created equally in the eyes of our Creator, and that the rights of the Individual are greater than that of the Collective. Only when every American sees themselves and others as Individuals – deserving of respect and value – equal in opportunity and not outcome – can the events that occurred in Virginia be avoided.  Instead of falling for the controlled demolition of our Union by forces intent on dividing us, ask yourself: Who benefits from this? If you are reading this and you are a believer in Identity Politics, ask yourself: If my current philosophy is played through to its end, where will it lead?

If you cannot judge someone by the content of their individual character instead of the color of their skin, no matter what that color may be……..you are the problem, period.

 

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dangerously Dumb

If you watch the news you may have seen CNN’s Jim Acosta make a fool out of himself, and be made a fool of, at a White House press briefing recently. In response to Steven Miller’s announcement of Trump’s plan for reforming legal immigration , Jim decided to try for a YouTube moment……..which he got, just not the one he wanted. Acosta attempted to quote the poem associated with the Statue of Liberty as immigration law, and argued his partisan resistance to such stipulations as speaking English and having a way to support yourself by………wait for it……..barfing up platitudes and 3rd grade logic……..like every other Progressive I’ve ever had the misfortune of listening to.  The problem is, it’s not just him.

Chris Cuomo, the mental giant whom is not a beneficiary of political/corporate nepotism in the least, went on his Fakebook page to present a video of himself explaining what a racist I am, and by extension anyone who agrees with the merit-based plan, and how – by his estimation – none of our ancestors would have made the cut. There are many Progressives in the Kabuki Theater of the 2 party system spewing this nonsense……..I’m just picking on these two guys because they perfectly illustrate my internal debate: Is their dishonesty purposeful, or are they all complete effing idiots? I’ll make a confession here……I used to think it was intentional intellectual dishonesty, and for some of the players in D.C. and New York it is…..but for the talking heads on TV I now believe, nay I know……that they are complete morons. I mean it. They are as dumb as a box of doorknobs…….completely ignorant of civics, the formation and organization of law and government, and even the fairly recent history and culture of the very country that they were bred from and now unfortunately inhabit.

It’s not a lot of people’s fault, really. I have no doubt that if I had gone to college, or was perhaps a decade younger, that my exposure to Identity/Victimhood Politics would have been much greater. In fact, in hindsight I feel blessed to have been born into what I consider The Last Age Of America…….and I feel pity for those that have been on the receiving end of Collectivist/Socialist/Social Justice indoctrination…..until they become extremely loud and ironically intolerant, which they usually do.

So, for the good of my argument, let’s talk about the famous poem that our self-described “betters” think is United States Immigration Law and Policy. The poem reads as you’ve heard ( I won’t dedicate the space to it here, feel free to look it up ), with references to “bringing….your tired, your poor…..your huddled masses yearning to be free”……..all that stuff, and that’s all great. It’s a nice poem. A nice poem that isn’t part of the Statue of Liberty, not engraved on the statue, or even a design of the artist and architect that brought Lady Liberty to life. It’s a nice poem given by friends of the poet – during a time when money was being raised for the construction of the pedestal and museum at the base of the statue. Until 1986 it rested inside the pedestal building, and since then is located in the museum. It is not United States Law. It is not United States Immigration Policy. In fact, the poem is completely incongruous to the designer’s intent. You see, Lady Liberty is stepping forward, away from our shores……leading her lamp to light the other nations of the world, inspiring within them the fire of individual freedom and independence. But according to our Progressive friends, she’s actually holding out her arms, food stamps in one hand and government check in the other, to receive the illiterate and intolerant masses of the third world……with the check picked up by you and your racist, privileged offspring.

The Cuomos and Acostas of the world are just too damned stupid to know, and therefore are incapable of telling you. Have they told you that previous immigration waves in the United States went on with strict guidelines, or that conditions like a hernia in the groin, or a suspicious cough, were enough to get you put back on the boat? How about that until the last few decades of Progressive control of immigration there was no welfare or public assistance available to immigrants, legal or not?   So, when Chris Cuomo sites his Italian-immigrant ancestors, he evidently doesn’t realize that they were dependent on personal responsibility and self-reliance, and ultimately assimilation, in order to become successful. Does he display the Italian flag at his home? Do he and his children speak English and celebrate American customs? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

What else are the Media and Political Elite really, really dumb about? Worse, how many people tune into them and actually believe the bullsqueeze they’re selling? Do you think they know what they’re talking about when they spend months obsessing on Russia? When they talk about how our government works, and how the President is supposed to behave, do they really know? When they tell you what to believe, do you listen? When they say what is a threat to you and what will benefit you, are they lying about it……….or making it up? We are in a strange place in time, for sure. The people who run the world have done so for generations, and have succeeded because of their toadies and willing accomplices in the “press”, who controlled what you saw and under what circumstances you saw it. Those days cannot end fast enough………because the dumbness of those with the duty of informing us has become dangerous.

” You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state” – Milton Freidman

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” – Theodore Roosevelt