Saturday, April 30, 2022

Americans used to be Required to have Guns

I knew that Americans always had a right to own guns. This article documents early American laws requiring citizens to have guns and ammunition.

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Right Deals in Highly Emotional Rhetoric

Yesterday's Tucker Carlson's monologue against Biden administration disinformation seemed like a joke.

He mocked use of the term false dichotomy, which is defined in the leading dictionary:

Definition of false dichotomy

: a branching in which the main axis appears to divide dichotomously at the apex but is in reality suppressed, the growth being continued by lateral branches (as in the dichasium)

He puts his finger on a flaw of Leftists -- they cannot grasp simple dichotomies.

I will withhold judgment until I confirm that the Biden administration is really as bad as described.

If the Left learned one thing in the Trump administration, it is that the media must be controlled for the Left to survive.

Turning to left-wing news tv, here is a homosexual Missouri legislator launching into highly emotional rhetoric about a proposed law to reserve girls sports for girls. He somehow thinks that the legislation is rooted in his right to exist. At 0:55. He appears to have some sort of mental illness. The law has nothing to do with his right to exist, or anyone else's. It only threatens his ability to force perversions on children.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Western civilization is code for Whiteness

Yesterday I reported that "free speech has become a dog whistle", according to NPR Radio and NY Times.

Now the Wash. Post informs us that "Western Civilization is a dog whistle for Whiteness". At least it has the decency to capitalize White:

Fifty years before Samuel Huntington’s book “Clash of Civilizations,” the term “Western civilization” was the title of history courses. The most famous was Arnold Toynbee’s bestseller “A Study of History,” in which he represents “Western Civilization” as the only civilization exclusively made up of the three White “races” — Nordic, Alpine and Mediterranean. (By contrast, he states that Black “races” have not contributed to any civilization).

Because “Western Civilization” was (or is) understood to be exclusively made up White “races,” the term could function as a surrogate term for “Whiteness,” including in the preamble of the North Atlantic Treaty: “The Parties to this Treaty … are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples.”

The USA Constitution says something similar.

It goes on to argue that the Slavs of Russia and Ukraine are not truly White. This seems to undermine its earlier point that Ukraine is getting European sympathy because it is White and part of Europe.

The word Caucasian comes from the Caucacus region, so Slavs are certainly Caucasian. Apparently the word White is often used not to mean race or skin color, but to refer to Western Civilization or Christendom. Yes, it is worth preserving. The Chinese author may feel left out by this, but China has its own history, culture, religions, and civilization.

Here are examples of Leftist hysteria over the Twitter takeover. 99% of Twitter employee political contributions went to Democrats. Typical comment:

“If Elon Musk allows Trump back on Twitter, it will be a death blow to the free world.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The War on the West

Douglas Murray plugs his new book on the video, The War On Western Culture.

The war is everywhere. Vice.com reports that Google is trying to cancel the word "mother", as not sufficiently inclusive.

If this is war, there should be more fighting back. An example of Florida fighting back is there recent law to limit Disney and LGBTQ advocates in their attempts to use the public schools for sexually grooming kindergartners.

AP reports:

Stymied in their calls for a renewed investigation into the killing of Emmett Till, relatives and activists are advocating another possible path toward accountability in Mississippi: They want authorities to launch a kidnapping prosecution against the woman who set off the lynching by accusing the Black Chicago teen of improper advances in 1955. ...

Donham’s then-husband and another man were acquitted of murder.

The Justice Department closed its most recent investigation of the killing in December, when the agency said Donham had denied an author’s claim that she had recanted her claims about Till doing something improper to her in the store where she worked in the town of Money. The writer could not produce any recordings or transcripts to back up the allegation, authorities said.

So some girl made an exaggerated MeToo claim in 1955, and the culture warriors are still trying to hold her accountable?

Blacks get killed every day in New York City and Chicago. What is the deal with this 1955 guy?

FoxNews reports:

The Satanic Temple is suing a Pennsylvania elementary school after its school board voted against the introduction of an After School Satan Club last week.
Wash. Examiner:
A high school football coach was fired for praying aloud at the 50-yard line: Did the public school violate his First Amendment rights, or did the coach violate the so-called Establishment Clause?

That's what was at issue before the Supreme Court on Monday.

Surely a football coach saying a Christian prayer is more worthwhile than encouraging students to worship Satan.

NPR Radio and NY Times op-eds now say:

Free speech is a great concept ... but free speech has become a dog whistle.
It is funny how the lizard people are scared of the possibility of people being able to express opinions.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Penn has a Tenured Professor with Opinions

A Black Harvard student writes:
Amy Wax thinks America is “better off with more whites and fewer non-whites,” and she’s not shy about saying it. ...

This is the part of my column where I come out as Black ... I find Wax’s comments genuinely upsetting, ...

If Penn’s process rules that Wax’s public comments are un-sanctionable, it will be a depressing day. Such a decision would signal to all of academia that clean-cut advocacy for white supremacy is employable conduct if you have tenure — something unfathomable in nearly any other profession. Under such a system, it’s students that lose.

So she is against free speech because she is Black? Is it common for Black Harvard students to admit such intolerance?

People from all over the world want to come to the USA. Immigration is limited, so policy favor some as more desirable than others. Some immigrants make America better off.

There are two possibilities. Either we are better off with more Whites, or better off with more non-whites. Reasonable people can disagree on this, and a university ought to welcome both viewpoints being expressed.

The above student never actually says that America would be better off with more non-whites. She went from a majority Black high school to a majority White college, so she probably prefers the majority White school. Her point is not that Amy Wax is wrong, but that the truth is upsetting.

The USA immigration policy has preferred non-whites since 1965, and that policy has turned Whites into a minority. It is common for Democrats and others to defend this policy. The policy continues because no real debate on the merits of the policy is allowed. The truth is too upsetting.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Macron Wins in France

I found this online. It is amazing how many political arguments are just ad hominem attacks or name-calling.

News reports say that Macron was won in France over the "far right" LePen. But LePen is obviously not far right, as she got 42% of the vote.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Story of Neoconservatives

This 2013 essay explains the neoconservatives. They would be an obscure political faction, except for their enormous influence on American foreign policy. Now they are bringing us the Ukraine war, and using Ukrainians to fight a suicidal battle against Russians.

Here is a recent essay on My Journey to the Jewish Question. It gives "reasons why Jews engage in the cultural subversion of western societies." A lot of people are wondering why Disney would bet the company on promoting Florida policies in favor of the sexual grooming of small children in public schools. The essay gives some possible explanations for this sort of subversion.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

News Media Ignores Genuine Black Concerns

A Black man writes in Newsweek:
ew posed Black American respondents with an open-ended question: What is the most important issue is that your community is facing? And when it came to their answers, racism didn't crack the top five.

Chief among Black Americans' concerns were violence and crime, the economy, and housing. More Black Americans said they had no issues than listed racism as their top issue.

It is largely liberal Whites and Jews who have created and stoked racial issues.

Ann Coulter explains how Black crime has been way up since George Floyd and the decline in police enforcement, but the news media falsely tries to blame covid. Even Black motor vehicle deaths are sharply up.

California is moving towards paying Black slavery reparations, even though California never had Black slaves. They are partial inspired by the many reparation payments to Japanese residing in USA during WWII. The truth is that they were very well treated.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Disgusted Viewers Cancel Netflix

Netflix was supposed to have a competitive advantage, because it tracks what you watch and can measure your tastes in movies better than anyone. Then it can make movies and recommend them, according to your tastes.

Except that Netflix does the opposite.

If you are repulsed by scenes of Black men raping White women, then Netflix will tag you as a racist prude who needs re-education, and will bombard you with interracial LGBTQIA content.

It is finally paying a price:

Netflix saw its stock tank 25 percent after it reported losing 200,000 subscribers in the company’s first quarter – the sharpest decline in a decade.

“The company’s shares cratered more than 25% in extended hours after the report on more than a full day’s worth of trading volume,” reported CNBC. “Fellow streaming stocks Roku, Spotify and Disney also tumbled in the after-hours market after Netflix’s brutal update.”

With the closing of the second quarter, Netflix is projected to lose 2 million global subscribers.

Others are catching up:
The state-owned, publicly-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will use its flagship Doctor Who franchise to “tell trans stories”, according to its own reporting.

The notionally apolitical broadcaster announced on the front page of the BBC News website that it would be using the venerable science-fiction show — first aired in 1963 — to “let trans people tell trans stories”, linking to a story about an upcoming podcast spin-off.

The article, which boasted up front that the spin-off “is making the show more female and LGBTQ+ than ever before”, centred around a BBC Radio interview with BBC writer Juno Dawson, the transwoman who will be writing the series.

“It’s a real first for the Doctor Who universe to have a cast that’s completely led by women and completely led by queer women,” Dawson said, insisting that it is “important that every person who comes to Doctor Who brings their own little identity” — apparently believing that representing the various ethnic and sexual minorities of the 21st-century United Kingdom and their issues in a way pleasing to identity politics activists should be an overriding concern for a show about space aliens and time travel.

This garbage is not popular:
The Doctor Who ratings continue to plummet as now the show has the worst ratings and has lost 1 million viewers in a matter of four weeks.

With Sunday's fourth episode, "Village of the Angels," Doctor Who saw its worst ratings with only 3.45 million people tuning in, down over 300k from the prior third episode, which was already down 200k from episode two.

Sunday's episode also marks a loss of almost 1 million viewers from the debut episode of Season 13 and is now the lowest-rated episode after Season 12's "Ascension of the Cybermen" which had only 3.71 million viewers.

The BBC canceled its "The Family Sex Show" which featured "non-sexual nudity" for children.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

How Atheist Sites Blame Christianity

Here is a typical anti-Christian rant from an atheist blog:
Christianity’s rise is [not] correlated with moral improvement in the world. ...

Christianity’s rise is correlated with the destruction of ancient knowledge and the loss of the beginnings of science, with institutional slavery and genocide, with the subjugation of women, with the spread of diseases and the denial of healthcare to millions. It’s the rise of the deistic and atheistic Enlightenment that’s unequivocally correlated with moral improvement in the world.

This is all nonsense.

Christianity invented universities and science. Christianity abolished slavery. Women are treated better in Christian countries than anywhere else.

I cannot think of any moral improvement attributable to atheists. If you read modern atheist moral philosophy, it is concerned with things like animal rights. I do not know how he can blame Christianity for the spread of diseases. Christians were not the ones spreading HIV/AIDS.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Juror Almost Disqualified for Knowing Truth

The US Supreme Court has three justices who would reverse a murder conviction because a juror was aware of some factual crime statistics.

From their opinion:

In 2018, a jury convicted Love of capital murder in the course of a robbery that occurred in 2015. Prior to trial, prospective members of the jury filled out a questionnaire that included the following questions:

"68. Do you sometimes personally harbor bias against members of certain races or ethnic groups?

"69. Do you believe that some races and/or ethnic groups tend to be more violent than others?"

To the first question, No. 68, the prospective juror at issue answered, "No." But to the second question, No. 69, he answered, "Yes." He explained that "[s]tatistics show more violent crimes are committed by certain races. I believe in statistics."

The opinion makes no attempt to argue that the crime statistics are false. Only that awareness should disqualify a juror, and reverse a conviction.

This is all you need to know about Democrat appointments to the court. In 2016, Democrats almost got a 5-4 court majority, but the Senate Republicans stalled it. They saved us from the above reasoning becoming law.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Disney goes Super-Woke

The NY Times reports:
In trying to offend no one, Disney had seemingly lost everyone. ...

In the case of Florida, the approach backfired, first with employee protests and a walkout and then with a right-wing backlash. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Disney had “a sexual agenda for 6-year-olds” and was “creepy as hell.” Tweets with the #boycottDisney hashtag accumulated millions of impressions between March 28 and April 3, according to ListenFirst, an analytics firm. ...

Last summer, “Muppet Babies,” a Disney Junior series for children ages 3 to 8, gently explored gender identity. Gonzo donned a gown, defying a directive from Miss Piggy “that the girls come as princesses and the boys come as knights.” Out magazine wrote that the episode “just sent a powerful message of love and acceptance to gender-variant kids everywhere!” And a far-right pundit blasted Disney for “pushing the trans agenda” on children, starting an online brush fire.

Around the same time, some L.G.B.T.Q. advocates were criticizing Disney over “Loki,” a Disney+ superhero show. In the third episode of “Loki,” the title character briefly acknowledged for the first time onscreen what comic fans had long known: He is bisexual. But the blink-and-you-missed-it handling of the information angered some prominent members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community. “It’s, like, one word,” Russell T. Davies, a British screenwriter (“Queer as Folk”), said during a panel discussion at the time. “It’s a ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture.”

No matter how perverted Disney gets, the LGBTQ lobby will complain that it is not going far enough.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Academics Discover Left-wing Authoritarianism

Academics have just discovered left-wing authoritarians! Up to now, they were thought not to exist.

I have posted here on how left-wing authoritarianism differs from right-wing authoritarianism, such as this 2014 post.

The authoritarians today are those who (1) want to censor medical opinions that differ from official covid recommendations; (2) cancel people for politically incorrect speech; (3) imprison activists for participating in a political protest; (4) send missiles to Ukraine in order to support NATO expansion there; and (5) blocking opposition politicians from social media.

These authoritarians are mostly on the Left.

The great authoritarians of the past -- Stalin, Hitler, Mao, etc. -- were all leftists. Hitler is often considered a right-winger, but he was a national socialist. Most Jews today are left-wing authoritarians.

Psychiatrist Sally Satel writes in a Sept. 2021 The Atlantic article:

Published last month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Costello team’s paper is persuasive, to the point that you have to wonder: How could past researchers have overlooked left-wing authoritarianism for so long? “For 70 years, the lore in the social sciences has been that authoritarianism was to be found exclusively on the political right,” the Rutgers University social psychologist Lee Jussim, who wasn’t involved in the new study, told me in an email. In the 1950 book The Authoritarian Personality, an inquiry into the psychological makeup of people strongly drawn to autocratic rule and repressive politics, the German-born scholar Theodor W. Adorno and three other psychologists measured people along dimensions such as conformity to societal norms, rigid thinking, and sexual repression. And they concluded that “the authoritarian type of human”— the kind of person whose enthusiastic support allows someone like Hitler to exercise power—was found only among conservatives. In the mid-1990s, the influential Canadian psychologist Bob Altemeyer described left-wing authoritarianism as “the Loch Ness Monster of political psychology—an occasional shadow, but no monster. ” Subsequently, other psychologists reached the same conclusion.

The Trump era likely deepened psychology’s conventional wisdom that authoritarians are almost always conservatives; the insurrection at the Capitol earlier this year showed the urgency of understanding the phenomenon. And yet calls to de-platform controversial speakers and online campaigns to get people fired for heterodox views suggest that a commitment to open democratic norms is eroding, at least in some quarters, on the left. Much further along the authoritarian continuum, people purporting to be antiracist or antifascist protesters have set fires and committed other acts of violence since the summer of 2020.

This is so bizarre. My guess is that the academics who dominated the fields were Jews who like to accuse others of authoritarianism in order to conceal their own authoritarianism.

Here is Jordan Peterson talking about the issue.

Also Rod Dreher.

Here is what was found:

In six studies, which included 7,258 individuals in total, the researchers validated their measure of left-wing authoritarianism, which they called the Left-Wing Authoritarianism Index. The results indicated that left-wing authoritarianism was comprised of three primary dimensions.

The first is anti-hierarchical aggression. People who score high on this dimension agree with statements such as “The rich should be stripped of their belongings and status” and “We need to replace the established order by any means necessary.”

The second is top-down censorship. People who score high on this dimension agree with statements such as “I should have the right not to be exposed to offensive views” and “Getting rid of inequality is more important than protecting the so-called ‘right’ to free speech.”

The third is anti-conventionalism. People who score high on this dimension agree with statements such as “All political conservatives are fools” and “The ‘old-fashioned ways’ and ‘old-fashioned values’ need to be abolished.”

Costello and his colleagues also found a large overlap in personality traits, cognitive styles, and beliefs among those who scored high on left-wing authoritarianism and those who scored high on right-wing authoritarianism. Both groups had heightened levels of psychopathic meanness and boldness, dogmatism, disinhibition, conscientiousness, need for closure, fatalistic determinism beliefs, belief in conspiracy theories, and belief in a dangerous world.

The left-wing authoritarians are agressively censoring social media, forcing compliance with covid recommendations, restricting fossil fuels, and possibly starting wars in Ukraine. NATO aggression is led by authoritarians, but I am not sure if they are left-wing or right-wing. Certainly the left-wing news media has fallen into line with pro-war policies.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Harvard Cancels its best Black Professor

Quillette essay:
Roland Fryer Jr.’s life is a movie script: A man abandoned by his mom and raised by an alcoholic dad became the youngest black professor to ever secure tenure at Harvard University.

After ascending to the academic elite, Fryer didn’t resign himself to irrelevant technical puzzles; he put his genius to work investigating the most hotly contested issues of race in America, and translating his findings into concrete programs that dramatically improved the lives of poor black kids. He’s been praised as a genius, winning a MacArthur prize, a Time 100 listing, and the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the best under-40 economist in the world. ...

Last fall, Fryer returned to Harvard. But he’s been stripped of his named professorship, banned from interacting with graduate students, subjected to constant Title IX surveillance, and demoted to teaching undergraduates.

The charges are too silly to repeat. He had some research findings that went against the woke narratives, and his enemies sabotaged his career.

If Harvard can do this to Fryer, how many other college investigation are bogus or malicious?

Friday, April 15, 2022

Black Nationalist Shooter Posted Anti-White Rage

The NYC subway shooter posted his own manifesto.

He is a Black Nationalist, like the Wisconsin Christmas parade killer who killed six with his car.

What James meant by that was his apparent belief that white people are about to kill all black people and that the killing will begin soon. James appeared to blame black people for being oblivious to the fate that awaits them. ...

James appeared to believe that black people do not live in a self-sufficient way and are therefore dependent on white people for their livelihoods. To illustrate that, he proposed an experiment. "I want this white man, if he don't blow the f***ing planet up, one thing I want him to do, besides kill us, exterminate us, is to let us off to ourselves," James said. "Give us a place of our own to live in. Give us our own piece of land, whatever, a country estate, and let us do totally for ourselves — no white oversight at all." In this scenario, James envisioned white people would give black people not just land but everything they needed to live. "They provide all — of course, we can't live without their material s***," he said. "So they'll provide all the infrastructure. They'll provide all the material s*** that you want. They'll supply your stores, your supermarkets. But you have to run that s***. And you have to govern yourself, police yourself, all that s***. Let's see how long that s*** lasts. I bet you it won't last six months. And it will be complete f***ing chaos. That s*** will look 10 times worse than Haiti before it's all over because we're living in a way that people aren't intended to live, and we just don't understand it."

There is a history of Blacks and other non-western groups harboring resentment, shame, and envy against western people for their outsized achievements and contributions.

This shooter wanted a separate Black nation, but he did not want it to be like Haiti. He wants to live in the sort of civilized society that Whites create and support.

Pres. Biden said last year:

As I said in my address to the joint session of Congress: According to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today. Not ISIS, not al Qaeda — white supremacists. (Applause.) That’s not me; that’s the intelligence community under both Trump and under my administration.
This is just more proof that we cannot trust the intelligence community. They lie to us about Russia and everything else. Blacks commit violent crimes at ten times the rate of Whites.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

How Social Media turn America into Babel

Jonathan Haidt writes in The Atlantic:
The story of Babel is the best metaphor I have found for what happened to America in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit. Something went terribly wrong, very suddenly. We are disoriented, unable to speak the same language or recognize the same truth. We are cut off from one another and from the past.

It’s been clear for quite a while now that red America and blue America are becoming like two different countries claiming the same territory, with two different versions of the Constitution, economics, and American history. But Babel is not a story about tribalism; it’s a story about the fragmentation of everything. It’s about the shattering of all that had seemed solid, the scattering of people who had been a community. It’s a metaphor for what is happening not only between red and blue, but within the left and within the right, as well as within universities, companies, professional associations, museums, and even families.

He thinks that the dysfunction is permanent, but has a few suggestions:
More generally, to prepare the members of the next generation for post-Babel democracy, perhaps the most important thing we can do is let them out to play. Stop starving children of the experiences they most need to become good citizens: free play in mixed-age groups of children with minimal adult supervision. Every state should follow the lead of Utah, Oklahoma, and Texas and pass a version of the Free-Range Parenting Law that helps assure parents that they will not be investigated for neglect if their 8- or 9-year-old children are spotted playing in a park. With such laws in place, schools, educators, and public-health authorities should then encourage parents to let their kids walk to school and play in groups outside, just as more kids used to do.
It is bizarre how kids are not allowed to play in the park anymore.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Mistrial in Backpage.com Case

I have posted skepticism about the prosecution of Backpage.com, such as here.

Now Reason reports that the prosecution is collapsing, as the prosecutors have been lying to court to fake charges.

Other web sites shut down because of a 2018 law. While there are good arguments for and against legalized prostitution, it is hard to see how these laws and prosecutions have advanced any worthwhile goal. Efforts to shut down online porn have had dubious effects.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Doubts about Ukraine Train Missile Strike

This could be Russian propaganda.

RT reports:

A Tochka U ballistic missile, which reportedly killed dozens of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Friday, came from a town under the control of Ukrainian forces, the Russian Defense Ministry has claimed.

The missile was fired from Dobropole, around 45km southwest of the city, Moscow stated.

The deadly strike hit the main train station in Kramatorsk when an estimated 4,000 people were waiting for evacuation trains there. The latest casualty count by the city administration said 39 people were killed in the incident and 87 were injured.

Kramatorsk is a city in the northern part of the Donetsk region, and is claimed by the Donetsk People’s Republic as part of its territory. When hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in the wake of the 2014 Maidan, the city remained under Kiev’s control.

Kiev accused Russia of hitting the station, claiming civilians were targeted deliberately with the intent to kill. President Volodymyr Zelensky said it serves as the latest example that Russia is “evil that knows no boundaries.”

Initial claims from Ukrainian officials said an Iskander missile was used, but images of a Tochka U tail part taken at the scene later flooded social media. Kramatorsk Mayor Aleksandr Goncharenko said missile debris was found 40 meters from where most of the damage was done. Dozens reported killed in Donbass rocket strike

The Russian Defense Ministry denied any responsibility for the attack. It said that Ukrainian troops must have targeted the station to disrupt the evacuation and keep civilians in the city so that they could be used as human shields during an upcoming fight for it.

The ministry claimed that Kiev is the only party in the Ukraine conflict that uses outdated Soviet-made Tochka U missiles. It said that pro-Ukraine accounts on social media claim that Russia has them as well, but the images presented as evidence were taken in Belarus, which does have some Tochka U systems in its arsenal.

It is absurd to say Russia is “evil that knows no boundaries.” Both sides are putting out propaganda. I look forward to an explanation of this missile attack.

There is a lot of talk about war crimes, and I am skeptical. In any war, both sides accuse each other of war crimes. 

Recent elections in France and Hungary have had the nationalists labeled "far right" by the Western press, as if nationalism were a bad thing. So why is nationalism good in Ukraine, if it is bad in France and Hungary?

Update: Here is a Jimmy Dore video explaining that Twitter censors those who doubt claims about Russian atrocities. The NY Times reports that the supposed actrocities at Bucha might have been faked by Ukraine, but if you say so on Twitter, you get banned.

Monday, April 11, 2022

NATO's Mission: Prolong the Ukraine War

Then the Cold War ended in 1990, many wanted to shut down NATO.

They were overruled by those who wanted to turn NATO into an offensive empire, ready to fight wars forever to expand its territory.

Politico reports:

NATO military commanders are working on plans to transform the alliance’s presence on its eastern borders to a force capable of taking on an invading army, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Telegraph in an interview.

Stoltenberg described the alliance’s presence on its eastern borders thus far as a relatively small “tripwire” force intended to symbolize the alliance’s commitment to defend itself from any Russian attack.

Russia’s war against Ukraine will change that.

“Regardless of when, how, the war in Ukraine ends, the war has already had long-term consequences for our security. NATO needs to adapt to that new reality. And that’s exactly what we are doing,” Stoltenberg said.

“NATO is the most successful alliance in history for two reasons. One is that we have been able to unite Europe and North America. The other is that we have been able to change when the world is changing. Now the world is changing, and NATO is changing.”

Stoltenberg backed Ukraine’s calls on Western allies such as Germany to drop the distinction between defensive and offensive weapons with some members. Berlin has ruled out the provision of offensive weaponry to Kyiv.

“Ukraine is now defending itself against an invasion. So everything Ukraine does is defensive,” Stoltenberg said.

We could drag on the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghan wars forever. They have to create new ones.

The Hill reports:

Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday told the House Armed Services Committee that he expects the conflict in Ukraine to last for years.

“I do think this is a very protracted conflict, and I think it’s measured in years. I don’t know about decade, but at least years for sure,” Milley said while giving testimony on the defense budget request.

“This is a very extended conflict that Russia has initiated and I think that NATO, the United States, Ukraine and all of the allies and partners supporting Ukraine will be involved in this for quite some time,” he continued.

This is why the lizard people had to get rid of Donald Trump. He might not go along with the forever wars.

They refuse to defend America's borders, but they want war to defend some articicial and dubious borders on the other side of the world. I am against war anywhere in the world, until American borders are defended.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Indians have Taken Over the World

This story is being passed around:
Who's Running the World? Biden, Putin and Xi were arguing about who is in charge of the world? US, Russia or China? With no conclusion, they turned to "Narendra Modi," the Indian Prime Minister and asked him, who's in charge of the world. Modi replied: *All I know is:...*

1. Google CEO is an Indian.
2. Microsoft CEO is an Indian.
3. Adobe CEO is an Indian.
4. IBM CEO is an Indian
5. TWITTER CEO is an Indian
6. Net App CEO is an Indian. 7. MasterCard CEO is an Indian.
8. DBS CEO is an Indian
9. Novartis CEO is an Indian.
10. Diageo CEO is an Indian.
11. SanDisk CEO is an Indian.
12. Harman CEO is an Indian.
13. Micron CEO is an Indian.
14. Palo Alto Networks CEO is an Indian.
15. Reckitt Benckiser CEO is an Indian.
16. IBM CEO is an Indian.
17. Britain's Chancellor is an Indian.
18. Britain's Home Secretary is an Indian.
19. Britain's next Prime Minister will be an Indian
20. Ireland’s last Prime Minister was an Indian....
and the American Vice President is Indian.
So who's running the World?

Kamala Harris is only half-Indian.

How did this happen? Nobody thinks that Harris got where she is from talent or competence.

Saturday, April 09, 2022

How Biden Leaks Dubious Intelligence

We are getting bombarded with anti-Russian propaganda. The Deep State is a major source.

NBC News reports:

It was an attention-grabbing assertion that made headlines around the world: U.S. officials said they had indications suggesting Russia might be preparing to use chemical agents in Ukraine.

President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine. They said the U.S. released the information to deter Russia from using the banned munitions.

It’s one of a string of examples of the Biden administration’s breaking with recent precedent by deploying declassified intelligence as part of an information war against Russia. The administration has done so even when the intelligence wasn’t rock solid, officials said, to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin off balance. Coordinated by the White House National Security Council, the unprecedented intelligence releases have been so frequent and voluminous, officials said, that intelligence agencies had to devote more staff members to work on the declassification process, scrubbing the information so it wouldn’t betray sources and methods.

And the NATO eagerness for war continues. London Daily Mail:
First NATO country sends tanks to Ukraine: Czech Republic provides T-72 tanks and armoured infantry vehicles following Zelensky's plea for help
I am sure that Russia is putting out lies and propaganda also.

Ultimately, this war is a border conflict between competing empires. NATO wants to expand its empire are far East as possible. Russia wants to recover some of its lost empire. Ukrainians are just pawns being sacrificed.

The NY Post has listed for us the 51 CIA officials who lied about the Hunter Biden laptop in order to manipulate the Fall 2020 election:

Mike Hayden, former CIA director, now analyst for CNN
Jim Clapper, former director of national intelligence, now CNN pundit
Leon Panetta, former CIA director and defense secretary
John Brennan, former CIA director, now analyst for NBC and MSNB
C Thomas Fingar, former National Intelligence Council chair, now teaches at Stanford University ...
So do you believe these Deep State players about the Ukraine war? I do not. They have lied to us too many times.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Pres. Biden want to Castrate your Sons

The Deep State and the major news media lied to us about Russian collusion, the Hunter Biden laptop, and the Ukraine War.

They have been telling us for years about extreme right-wing terrorists, with their best example being the plot to kidnap Michigan governor Whitmer. Now it turns out to be all a big hoax. The jury found them not guilty, because the only real plot was by the FBI informants.

Jen Psaki claimed in a White House briefing:

Just like the extreme government overreach we’ve seen in Texas, where politicians have sent state officials into the homes of loving parents to investigate them for abuse — just to harass and intimidate the LGBTQI+ community — today’s vote in Alabama will only serve to harm kids.

But Alabama’s lawmakers and other legislators who are contemplating these discriminar- — discriminatory bills have been put on notice by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services that laws and policies preventing care that healthcare professionals recommend for transgender minors may violate the Constitution and federal law.

To be clear, every major medical association agrees that gender-affirming healthcare for transgender kids is a best practice and potentially lifesaving.

All of this begs an important question: What are these policies actually trying to solve for? LGBTQI+ people can’t be erased or forced back into any closets, and kids across our nation should be allowed to be who they are without the threat that their parents or their doctor could be imprisoned simply for helping them and loving them.

President Biden has committed in both words and actions to fight for all Americans and will not hesitate to hold these states accountable.

This is wrong, sick, and perverted. There are no federal laws requiring transsexual surgery. No "gender-affirming healthcare" has ever saved anyone's life. It has only led to suicide.

She says that castrating a boy is allowing him to be who he is. There is not a shred of scientific evidence for anything she says.

What is behind this? Partially, it appears to be queer recruitment. But it goes way beyond that. They want to deny free will, deny parental authority, destroy the family, corrupt our children, and probably many other evils. And they passionately hate Trump and Russia.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Why Squaw Valley Ski Resort was Renamed

Indian Country Today republished this article on how nobody ever thought the word squaw was offensive until some jerk appeared on some stupid talk show:
Of all the support for the negative, the word s-word got its highest claim to defame when Suzan Shown Harjo, a Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee American Indian rights activist appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and said on-air that s-word was an Algonquin word meaning vagina and that the word s-word was viewed by many Native people as the “S-word.”

Though several journalists have supported Harjo, the jury is still out when it comes to the meaning of the word s-word. Most historians and linguists appear to be more supportive of a non-derogatory meaning, the use of the word is still looked at as offensive to many others.

In the years since Harjo’s appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, efforts to rename geographical sites swung into full-force. In the first four months of 2008, the U.S. Board on Geographic names renamed 16 valleys creeks and other sites omitting the name s-word.

As formerly mentioned, the most high-profile case at that time sought by the National Congress of American Indians was the renaming of the Phoenix hiking spot S-word Peak to Piestewa Peak. The peak was renamed to honor Lori Piestewa, a Hopi/Hispanic soldier from Arizona who was killed in Iraq in 2003.

This story was originally published on January 31, 2014.

UPDATE: This story has been updated on February 23, 2022, to fit the current ICT Style Guide. ICT does not repeat the s-word.

This site is going along with the activism, and replacing the word with a euphemism.

My theory is that none of these words are offensive, but merely present a phony issue for activists. Blacks commonly use the N-word, and do not appear to be offended by it at all. The Washington Redskins had to change their name, but not because Indians were offended. It was only because activists made an issue out of it, and White liberals did not know what to say.

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Danger of High T and Small Testes

Everyone is trying to explain or criticize Will Smith. What does the science say? A new research paper says:
Europeans Have Larger Testes than Sub-Saharan Africans but Lower Testosterone Levels
So Will Smith probably had high testosterone and small testes.

I am not sure why that makes evolutionary sense, but the paper seems to have an argument.

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Why are there still Apes?

CNN reports:
)Herschel Walker apparently isn't much of an evolution buff.

"At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?" Walker, the frontrunner for the Georgia Republican Senate nomination, said in an appearance over the weekend at a church in Sugar Hill, Georgia. "If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it."

The article goes on to answer the question.
So, here's the deal: Humans and apes evolved from the same genetic ape ancestors, a species now long extinct. (It's known as "common descent.") We did not, however, evolve directly from the current occupants of your local zoo. They are one branch of descent from their ape ancestors. Humans are another.

According to a Discover Magazine article published last month: "While we share our ancestry with these animals, along the way, over millions of years, we all changed. ... It's believed that this human divergence from the chimpanzee lineage of apes happened between 9.3 and 6.5 million years ago."

"[We] each adapted to our own environments or specific circumstances or niches," Zachary Cofran, a biological anthropologist at Vassar College, told Discover.

This is no explanation at all. Those common ancestors would be called apes. Humans have many advantages, and took over the planet. The chimps and gorillas got left behind. Why?

Friday, April 01, 2022

Why Modern Movies are Terrible

I have complained about Disney and Netflix movies, but they are all bad. History will record the XX century as the golden age of movies.

Many, if not most, of the XX century movies would not be made anymore because some aspect of them might be considered offensive or problematic.

The problem is much worse. See the five videos on Why Modern Movies Suck. Very convincing. They are not just bad. They are evil. Watch the old movies instead.