Hat Tip to Vox Day for Finding This Excellent Critique of Max Boot

Vox reads a lot of stuff.  This was a very good choice to link to.

Here’s a direct link to the article itself.

https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/04/giving-the-boot

Max Boot is one of the most contemptible of the NeverTrumpers.  This review of him and his book is also extremely clear about why the NeverTrumpers are anything but conservatives.

Vox Day Links to an Interesting Article About the Methodists Rejecting Gay Marriage and Clergy

It seems that the only thing that prevented the changes was that the African delegates were unafraid to say that these changes did not reflect the Christian message.  Unexpected consequences of the left’s favorite buzz words diversity and globalism.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/africa-saves-methodists.html

 

Thoughts on the Smollett Travesty

As with everyone else I’ve been amused by the level of dishonesty on exhibit by the various Progressive participants in this farce.  At the primary level we have Smollett and his Nigerian-American assistants who faked an attack and made a false police report.  They sparked a spate of politician and celebrity condemnations of President Trump, republicans, and in general, anyone who doubted the story.

At the secondary level we have all of these defenders of Smollett who even after the Chicago police confirmed Smollett’s part in the event refused to condemn him.  This is despite the testimony of the brothers who assisted him in the hoax.  They still doubt his culpability, preferring to doubt the police testimony rather than face reality about their ally.

And finally, at the tertiary level we have the media which has gone to great lengths to provide support for Smollett and his defenders in an ever-changing narrative for why all of this is President Trump’s fault.  Initially, the story was that President Trump’s supporters were the attackers.  Then we were told that background levels of racism were what inspired Smollett to exaggerate this particular incident.  And now the story says that the real victims are those poor future victims of racism who won’t be believed because of this present event.

But just as interesting is looking at the way the various voices on the Right have looked at it.  One of the more interesting discussions came from the Z-Man.  http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16618

His main point was that the Left isn’t going to acknowledge their error and they aren’t going to learn a lesson.  That is why a long string of hoaxes will never lead to an apology from the Left.  And that is why right-wing pundits hoping to reason with the Left are wasting their time.

Perhaps the only useful thing that can happen during one of these events is to help sort out the real allegiance of those in the middle.  When some allegedly neutral party starts telling us not to judge or excuses the hoax based on historical oppression you’ve learned something.  On the other hand, if you ever find an assumed leftist who finally sees the light you’ve probably found a normie who has finally had enough hypocrisy.

Interestingly, even someone who in the last few years has been vilified by the Alt-Right as the epitome of Never-Trump foolishness can be acknowledged for a sensible insight into the phoniness of these leftist hoaxes.  Here Vox Day acknowledges that even Jonah Goldberg can provide a sensible argument to show the absurdity of these hoaxes.  https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-obvious-implication-of-hoax-crimes.html

The only way I can see good coming from all these events is if someone made a movie out of all these hoax exposures and let it be distributed as widely as possible.  Of course, Hollywood and the media companies would never allow their distribution network to show it and the colleges would probably unleash antifa on any student groups that attempted to show it on campus but even internet access would be something useful.  It really is remarkable how outrageous some of these phony hate crimes are.

I wonder what the next one will be.

Vox Day Has a Comment on the SOTU

Now Vox is a big Trump supporter but in his opinion the civic nationalism from someone like Trump won’t be enough to save the United States.  But he acknowledges the effectiveness of what Trump did last night to consolidate the Republican base and kick the stool out from under the NeverTrumpers.  I get bored by rhetoric so I shut it off after about fifteen minutes.  But I acknowledge the necessity of talking to the whole country.  I just hope he takes concrete action soon to get his agenda going in the face of total opposition from the the Dems.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/76-percent-approval.html

Covington and McInnes

After all of the media made imbeciles of themselves and slander and libel were expended with reckless disregard it was very encouraging to hear that the kid’s family has found legal representation to fight back against these jackals.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/04/attorneys-sandmann-covington-lawsuit-media-reports/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/legal-team-of-covington-high-school-student-in-viral-video-prepare-for-possible-libel-fight-release-15-minute-video-of-the-truth

And today Vox Day had a link to an article about Gavin McInnes suing the SPLC over their targeting of him and the The Proud Boys as White Supremacists.

https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/suing-splc.html

It’s too early to say whether this is the beginning of a trend but I’m glad to see our side is finally fighting back on their turf.

 

Tucker Carlson and the Red Pill

I was listening to the Z-Man’s Friday morning podcast this morning.  It’s on the Ancient Greeks and since that is something that I’m more than somewhat steeped in it was quite a lot of fun to listen to.  Lots of good comparisons between Ancient Athens and the United States.  What was topical was at minute 56 of the podcast he mentions that broadcast that Tucker Carlson did recently.  I linked to it a couple of days ago and said it sounded like Tucker was running for President.  What the Z-Man said was that it sounded like Carlson was reading aloud some of the dissident right posts that he and the other writers have been putting out for six or more years.

What this reminds me of is Vox Day’s constant refrain that “the Alt-Right is inevitable.”  Well, I don’t know if the Alt-Right or the Dissident Right’s agenda is inevitable but what seems to inevitable is that a very good chunk of the American Nation is waking up to the fact that they’ve been putting their faith in men who really couldn’t care less if they lived or died.  In fact, it appears they’d prefer it if we just up and died as quickly as possible.  Call it the shifting Overton window or the red-pilling of the normies or whatever you like but if a Cloud Dweller like Tucker Carlson is coming around to the nitty gritty of where we’re headed then it won’t be long before even the most brain-dead denizen of Squaresville, USA will be waking up to the realization that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney do not mean them well.

What I’m curious about is what will be the next big step change.  In the same way as Blue States practice civil disobedience such as Sanctuary Cities, will Red States start protecting their citizens against national policies that they object to?  For instance, if companies like Master Card and Google continue de-platforming conservatives could state attorneys general begin legal proceedings against these companies to force them to relent?  Maybe they’ll prosecute the local universities that indoctrinate kids and strip them of their legal rights.

Honestly, I don’t know what’s next.  But it does appear that dissident ideas are getting mainstreamed at least to some extent.  Reading about the Baltimore lawyer who is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center and attempting to have their tax-free status revoked for using illegal tactics to get him fired from the Baltimore City government sounds like maybe a first step to addressing the radical de-platforming.  Hearing this week that Master Card may be joining forces with the crowd-funding companies to deny access to e-commerce to conservatives sounds like some kind of Maoist or Stalinist internal exile tactic.  At lest in the gulag they fed you once in a while.  In our cashless society, denial of access to a credit card is tantamount to being an exile from modern life.

And this all points to the paradox of how I feel about the current situation.  A few years ago, I didn’t know just how bad it really was but I was almost in depression because I couldn’t understand why we kept losing when we seemed to have the upper hand.  Now I realize just how bad it is and that most of our “leaders” aren’t really trying to help us and yet I’m actually strangely optimistic.  I feel like knowing the problem makes it possible for me to take some actions and improve how I live my life.

Will the unrest on the right reach critical mass?  It’s hard to say but I’m interested to see what Tucker Carlson ends up doing in the next year or two.  He’s a popular journalist and could do a lot to persuade people.  Stay tuned.

Hat’s Off to Vox Day For the Funniest Link of the Day

Dinesh D’Souza nails this one and juxtaposing Bill Kristol’s rejoinder is all that’s needed to freeze in time the current state of  Conservative Inc.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/12/everyone-is-over-bill-kristol-and.html

Let’s hope it’s a “teachable moment” for all involved, including me.  Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

Deplatforming Becomes More Pervasive

Recently everyone saw the spectacle of Alex Jones being outlawed from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple Apps, etc., etc., etc.  Vox Day posted that Indiegogo has reneged on his recent crowdfunding foray for one of his comic books.  Without a doubt our Tech Masters are intent on purging the sinners from their midst.  Now this isn’t a surprise especially to Vox who preaches the good word of building our own platforms.  But the hardest things to replace are financial institutions.  Things like PayPal, Stripe and the various crowdfunding companies are currently irreplaceable for net businesses and they know it.    The Trump Administration has made the first rumblings against the Techs for persecuting the Right on-line.  But it will probably be a long time before any legal relief is possible.  This makes it more important than ever for alternatives to be established.  But who has the wherewithal?  It’s one thing to open a store on Amazon (which is also a risk to right wing individuals and businesses) but it’s quite another to open a bank.  So right now, there’s no good answer for this.  Hopefully some of the bigger players on the right side of the aisle will see this as an opportunity and jump in to service an under-served market.  That’s right Peter Thiel I’m talking to you.

Vox Day Has Linked to an Amazing Research Project

Vox  has linked to a study that was done to test what level of shoddy research and what amount of left wing gobbledygook would get an academic paper in one of the social sciences rejected.  The answer apparently is that any amount of nonsense is acceptable in those fields.  In fact, the crazier the paper, the more likely it will be received favorably.  Remarkable.  Here’s Vox’s link.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-forgery-of-knowledge.html

Here’s the article he links to.

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship