The Land Of The Lost

When I started writing this column a few years ago, I had an earnest hope that with logic and wit I could open the eyes and minds of the most ignorant among us. The problem I have discovered is that those I have been attempting to engage have neither logic nor wit. It’s infuriating, really. Oddly, my anger and frustration at Progs that I don’t personally know is turning into a kind of pitied sadness and boredom……..while my pity and tolerance for the Progressives I DO personally know is turning into angry frustration and apathy.

Well, I’m tired of giving to Lefties what they are incapable of giving to anyone else, namely a polite benefit-of-the-doubt…….and you should be too. I think maybe it’s best, in all honesty. Why have the demonstrably stupid philosophies of the college campus, the corporate “diversity” industry, and millennial groupthink infected every aspect of our society and discourse? I’ll tell you why……….because lefty progressives are shameless and loud in their stupidity. They are not quiet, respectful, and looking to debate their ideas on level ground. They actually believe they have the “right” to be as intolerant, ignorant, racist, and violent as they can be……because of all the “injustice” they have been brainwashed into thinking exists.

The defense of these under-developed and damaged people is that words and ideas they don’t agree with, or find offensive, are equal to violence and intolerance, and violence and intolerance require actions of elevated violence and intolerance as a response. See how that works? Kind of like saying, “punch a Nazi”, and then labeling everyone you don’t agree with as a “Nazi” and proceeding to punch them. Voila! Social Justice in action! If they say something that is offensive, rude, stupid, and not backed up by history and logic…….it’s ok because they (in their depression-med/ADHD-med shriveled brains) hold the moral high ground. Yet if you happen to mildly offend one of these creatures, a public apology and prostrate position are required.

  Even asking a question of one of these folks, or asking for details on one of their ridiculous positions sends them into a rage of stuttering, flop-sweated retorts of “racist!”, “bully!”, or the worst thing they can think of to say……”privileged white man!”. The problem is that I do have questions for the Progressives and I can’t get them answered. Questions like:

 If you hate corporations and find them to be the root of all evil, why are you in total, mindless support of the three biggest, monopolistic corporate entities on the planet…………namely Apple, Facebook, and the United States Bureaucratic Government? All three of these evil corporations are the epitome of control-without-competition and greed……..yet what is in your pocket, what is your homepage, and who is it you are wanting to control every aspect of your – and in turn everyone else’s – life?

If you are against racism, whether individual or systematic, how can you possibly embrace concepts like “affirmative-action”, “white privilege”, “black lives matter”, “diversity”, and “unconscious bias”? Have you heard of the concept of “two wrongs don’t make a right”?  Are you aware of the hypocrisy of lumping all white people into a group that all thinks the same, votes the same, wants the same, and all have been a wrongful beneficiary of an unconscious racism whether they know it or not? How do you justify attempting to enforce your racism and prejudice by claiming it is a response to existing racism and prejudice?

  If you are horrified and moved to action to remove the right to keep and bear arms because of horrible things like the Vegas Massacre……….where is your outrage at inner-city violence and murder committed by criminals with guns – illegal guns – on a daily/weekly/monthly basis in places like Chicago? Can you explain how removing the weapons from law-abiding citizens would stop these awful events? Can you see the danger in only allowing the Government to possess weapons? Are you aware that when you cite countries like Australia for gun control, they have a population of 22 million people – not almost 400 million like the United States? Do you know that giving me “gun violence statistics” from places like Australia without adjusting for population is ignorant? Do you know that out of the around 32,000 gun deaths in the U.S. every year, roughly 22,000 are suicides – about 1000 more are accidental – and the leftovers are the real number?

I honestly think the dissolution of our society is real, rapid, and perhaps not reversible. I know that it is if those that don’t agree with the Progressive Lunacy remain quiet and tolerant. Sane people are losing the cultural war, big time. The reason is simple……the left is united in its suicidal quest to tear down everything “America” because they hate it……and they hate it because they have been taught to by mindless morons in public education.  Instead of knowing that this country is the greatest experiment in human liberty and freedom, some are intent on an all-or-nothing focus on it’s imperfections…….when nothing and no one can survive that kind of viewpoint. I truly wish that more people would understand their own history, heritage, and culture instead of burning it down in the name of their perceived grievance. I also wish that the lefties I know, whom are either wealthy and connected  (though all the wealthy people I know like to delude themselves that they are “middle class”) or brainwashed and lower-income – would ask themselves whose pawns they are and why…….and just what it is they plan on replacing our society with after they have destroyed it. Enforced Government equality – at the point of a gun by the way, or did you not know that’s where Government power comes from? –  of thought, results, gender, sex, perception, ideas, possessions, wealth, and status………or else. A nightmare Land of The Lost.

 

” The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation, will be the philosophy of the Government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln

” All morons hate it when you call them a moron….” – J.D. Salinger

 

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How To Make A Monster

How do you make a monster? You twist their mind and heart with hate and anger. You politicize everything in terms that inflame damaged people with weak minds. You fill their heads with psychobabble that reinforces their ill-formed and ignorant notions about the nature of the world. You create an echo chamber of approving and nudging rhetoric that repeats each and every day. You convince and reassure them that their neurosis is morally right and good, and that those who oppose them must be stopped by any means necessary. Next you identify those that are to be the enemy as sub-human, and relate them to familiar boogeymen like Nazis and race supremacists. All that’s left to do is start ratcheting up the rage and hate with ever-increasing ferocity. Now you’ve created a tool for morally justified violence.

I’ve seen and read a lot of things since the election that occurred almost a year ago (yes it’s been that long) that meet the criteria I just outlined. I’ve seen a lot of people become completely unhinged by the insidious propaganda of the progressive left.  A literal army of ignorant zombies intent on violence, assured of their moral superiority, and without a compass to guide them. I bet you’ve seen and heard them too, as they are everywhere. They put things on Facebook and Twitter calling people bigots, racists, etc. They wear p*ssy hats and put on American flag hijabs. They mock Christianity while apologizing for Islam.  They kneel during the National Anthem. They hate people with abject racism, but  they cover it with language like “white privilege” and “intersectionality”, and justify it with concepts like “systematic racism”.

The most frustrating thing about these people is that they know nothing. They literally know nothing.  They lecture and sermonize about what our government should be doing, when they don’t even know what our government is. If you need a demonstration of this assertion, just ask them ( or yourself if you’re a social justice warrior/ person with stunted emotional and intellectual development ) :

What are the three branches of Government?

Can you name 2 of the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment?

Does the Constitution, and in turn the government, give you your rights?

Why do we have an electoral college?

How does making and passing a law happen, and who are your representatives in Congress?

If you can’t answer these questions, you might just be talking out of your backside when you talk politics. It certainly seems that the ability to rationally and critically think has disappeared……especially among the most recent products of the University System. If the hateful rhetoric and actions of the progressive left, and in turn the politicization of every aspect of our lives doesn’t stop, we are headed for trouble. Historically speaking it’s the kind of trouble that leaves millions of lives destroyed. When you have people calling for systems of government like Socialism and Communism – that together killed over 80 million people in the 20th century alone – while tearing down the concepts of Individual Liberty, Capitalism and Meritocracy – that have elevated more people than anything else in the history of the world – you have a serious problem indeed.

There are people, posers in positions of power within media and government, who have created an army of monsters because they lost an election, and now it has grown out of control. Was the Vegas shooter one of these monsters, like the Virginia shooter? I’ll make the prediction here, and I’d bet dollars to donuts on it…….I think he was. I think he was radicalized by the Media and the Left, and was so absorbed by his hate that he took action. And sadly, instead of stepping back and doing some self examination……..instead of contemplating the results of this shameless and shallow politicization of society in exchange for power and control…….they are stepping over bodies to get in front of the cameras. Because it’s not their fault……….it’s yours for rejecting them. Besides, they have more monsters to make.

 

“lots of white Trump supporters in Las Vegas at Route 21 watching Jason Aldean. Pray only Trumptards died!” –  from a teacher identified as Ann #theresistance on twitter

“durn tootin’, great shootin’, cool dude sertin’ his 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell Yeah!” – from atheist author Richard Dawkins on twitter

“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often republican gun toters” – Hayley Geftman-Gold, CBS executive posting on Facebook

 

Tuesday Thoughts

In the wake of the awful events that unfolded over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, I have seen and heard much pontificating, and read many statements and news briefs decrying not the actions of a madman, but the tools of his insane act.

I have seen and heard the inappropriate comments of those on the left in Media and Government calling for a knee-jerk response……that if implemented would not stop an attack like this in the future, as each and every act committed by Stephen Paddock was already against the law, illegal, and thus not preventable by legislative action.

With that said I have come to this conclusion:

Removing an instrument of evil……………… does not remove the evil itself.

Instead of cashing in on the emotional after effect of something like the Vegas Massacre and using it for cheap political gain, as in the case of Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel……. is there anyone who can articulate a contrary response or thought to my aforementioned statement?

Is there anyone out there who can logically and seriously contradict my conclusion? I really want to know, and I am open to any and all serious arguments and points. What are your thoughts?

I truly feel for the victims and families of those lost in the horror that occurred last weekend……….let’s honor them with serious and thoughtful discussion instead of theatrics and insults.

 

 

 

Posers

It seems that the NFL has a common problem. It’s full of people whom have sacrificed nothing, pissing on those that have sacrificed all.

It’s an interesting argument that the thugs and their super-rich, geriatric, white, “owners”  ( umm, irony? ) are presenting in defense of “taking a knee”. Freedom of Speech. How novel. The very people engaged in Orwellian Groupthink in a united affront to real Free Speech are now defending it…..as it applies to privileged felons – on the clock for an employer –  who are making millions playing a game. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…..there is no such thing as free speech at work – it’s why you’re afraid to tell your coworkers and your boss what you think of their stupid Social Justice and Diversity obsession.

It’s not just the NFL, either. They seem to have the same problem that Hollywood, politicians, corporate media, Silicon Valley, and the world of education have – they’re posers. Literally and figuratively……. big, fake, insincere posers. What is rapidly developing as a result of their posing is horrible, and it leads nowhere good. See, the audience for these posers are morons, and they don’t know that the folks they listen to and idolize don’t really believe in, nor care about – really – any of the things they do or say.

The owners of NFL teams don’t care about “solidarity” with their players and whatever they’re supposedly upset about……they care about being called a racist, white supremacist who loves Trump by those players, their League Union, and their fans. In turn, the players themselves are full of shite, and have no experience with the alleged racism that led to them being able to make millions, beat their girlfriends, murder people outside nightclubs, collect Bentleys……you know, all that stuff that Whitey made them do.  In a sport where over 70 percent of the players are black and worth millions I find this fake “protest” more than stupid. Besides, getting lectured by racist, illiterate boobs about “rights” is incredibly insulting.

In the same vein, politicians calling Trump a monster and a racist and a Nazi and (insert Progressive boogeyman dog whistle here), don’t mean it or believe it. In fact, I would put it forth to you that they care about nothing at all…….except the accumulation and maintenance of power and wealth, that is. Politicians outrage at Trump is about as real as Cryin’ Chuck Schumer’s tears.  Again, the problem is that the historically uninformed electorate they speak to are taking them seriously…….and then they proceed to beat folks in the street for wearing a Make America Great Again hat or for the sin of disagreeing with them.  Who cares if you burn down the greatest experiment in personal freedom and liberty……..when there’s money and power to steal from the rubes you rile up?

None of this would be complete without Hollywood weighing in. Rob Reiner, Morgan Freeman, and the rest of the predictable crowd are now actually lobbying government to “investigate Russia”. Freeman goes so far to say……oh, I mean read someone else’s words ( because that’s what these overpaid liars do ) that say…..” We have been attacked…….we are at war” with Russia. Do Reiner and Freeman know what war is? No, they don’t. Because they’re posing. They’re fake. They lost an election, and like children who don’t get their way, they are pounding their wee little fists in a massive tantrum……all while posing for each other and touting words like “fascism” and “racism”- when they are unable to define them. Comedians and TV shows are now humorless, preaching bores…….nobody can take a joke or speak plain facts in the face of hysteria.

It’s all coming to a head. For the past decade, honor-less, opportunist politicians from the White House on down have shamelessly race-baited and divided the American Public……..literally politicizing everything. We are experiencing the tyranny of a dangerous groupthink. We are witnessing the exchanging of diversity of opinion and thought for the evil theory of Identity Politics, and that only serves up more division.  Well, in case you didn’t know, after divide…..comes conquer. I actually think we’re headed for civil conflict if this doesn’t stop……….but at this point I would just be happy if ball-players actually played ball. That, as well as everything else aforementioned, is pretty hard to do when you’re busy posing and virtue-signaling “with passionate intensity”. These people ruin everything.

 

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

– W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming

 

The Circle and the Straight Line

As the Western World continues to lose its collective mind with Progressivism, a question keeps pinging around my brain: Why are so many people falling for things that are nuts? The reasons are many, but in my opinion, it all goes back to education. When I say “education”, I mean in the classical sense……not the “humanities”, or “gender/ethnic studies”, but a classical education that focuses on examining the past in a dry, objective manner. Why? Because people, especially the young, seem to be operating under a dangerous delusion: That technology, advancement, and human nature/behavior all follow the same pattern…….and they don’t.

Time and history…..including the advancement of human technological skill…..follow a linear, straight line. Events, time, and the people involved move forward on that line as history progresses. I’ll give you an example: since the IPhone was invented and introduced to the public, each year or so a newer, better, “smarter” device is designed and released. Same thing with other technologies…….advancement moves in a straight line, and an expectation of this linear progress becomes ingrained.  Still with me?

You could almost forgive someone who is the product of a postmodern education for applying this thought process onto human nature, and in turn behavior, if it wasn’t so wrong. See, human nature is a circle, not a line. While time, technology, and events move forward on that inevitable line, human nature revolves around like a wagon wheel. The wheel spins from barbarism to enlightenment, from enlightenment to apathy, from apathy to slavery, and then back to barbarism……then it spins again…..and again…..and on into perpetuity.  Only people who are completely unaware of this fact, and of history, insist on their philosophy of “social justice”. The human beings who inhabited ancient Greece, Rome, Minoa, Egypt, and even older places like Gobekli Tepe were just as, if not more, clever and thoughtful than modern people. Reading the philosophies of Socrates and Marcus Aurelius, or perusing the historical accounts of Josephus or Thucydides, would quickly dissolve the illusion that human beings and their “new ideas” are new at all.

So why do so many people think they hold a moral high ground by virtue signaling and proposing toxic ideas like the “patriarchy” and “privilege”? Why do Progressives not understand they are just spinning the wheel of human nature back to tribal barbarism?  Because ignorance is bliss. Its much easier and kinder on the ego to assume that you, as a modern Western human, are the apex of progress. You know what those that came before did not. You and your fellow Progressive travelers can ignore the wisdom of your ancestors because they didn’t have an IPhone and a Fakebook account. In fact, those that came before were Neanderthal morons who judged people by their skin color or ethnicity, and none of them tackled things like racism, inequality and global commerce. Because human thought and civilization is a straight line moving ever forward……just like my laptops processing power…….right?

This is why there are many people out there who want to erase and control the past……..because if you are ignorant of it, you can be shaped into whatever those people want. If you have no knowledge of your ancestral and philosophical inheritance, then you will never know anything, really. The only way to slow the spinning wheel of human nature is to be cognizant of its existence. Wallowing in the false security of the straight line of progress will rapidly lead to an escalation of our collective madness. It has happened before, and it will happen again………and knowing that is an absolute imperative.

 

 ” I have never let my schooling interfere with my education….” – Mark Twain

” Who controls the past controls the future………and who controls the present controls the past…” – George Orwell

 

 

 

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

 

 

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