Update on Who We Are – And a Listing of Right Wing Businesses

Well whatever labels my readers self-identify as I’d say the majority of them could be described as Contrarians because most won’t be persuaded to take the poll.  But that’s okay.  Nothing wrong with having an independent streak.

Anyway, so far, the small sample we have is dominated by libertarians of various stripes.  Next are the conservatives.  There’s one traditionalist (like myself) and even a Bernie Bro!

Conservative 3
Traditionalist 1
Libertarian 4
Ayn Randian 1
Ron Paul Follower 1
Bernie Bro 1

 

Of course, eleven is a pretty small sample size, so I won’t try to get too scientific about it, but I am encouraged that it’s not an echo chamber.  We have a pretty fair range of beliefs.  And I believe an even wider range is out there but not announcing themselves due to the fringe effect.  Actually I just made that name up now.  I’m sure social scientists have a technical term for this but I’m just a simple engineer so I don’t know it.  Anyway, what I mean is that as you get farther and farther from the center (on both sides) people become much more careful about announcing their ideologies out of a sense of caution.

Well, I’m enjoying seeing who’s out there so I’ll keep the poll going (even though the software I’m using is pretty ugly looking).

One of my readers thought it was a good idea to keep a list of conservative companies that provide various products and services that currently seem dominated by left wing companies or companies that are easily coerced by SJWs to sabotage right wing folk.  I agree with him.  I’ve set up a forum called “Directory of Right Wing Businesses” here’s the link http://orionscoldfire.com/index.php/forums/forum/directory-of-right-wing-businesses/

I started it off with Black Rifle Coffee Company.  Everyone is welcome to add a recommendation.  I’ll maintain the list and eventually format it for convenience.  And feedback on companies will be an important component.

Well anyway, I’ve been enjoying the feedback in the comments so thanks for that.  And for you photographers out there remember the photo forum is for you guys to link your stuff and talk gear.  Well, this is just a quick note.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us and I hope to have more time around the holidays (well, when I’m not eating turkey) to blog and there seem to be all kinds of crazy things going on to keep our attention, but I want to make sure there are fun things to talk about too.  For any of you out there who are country music fans, I have a review coming up very soon on a new singer/songwriter who is pretty great in my opinion.  And since this is all nothing but my opinion I’ll try to link to some YouTube stuff of his that is pretty entertaining.  So, I’ll wrap this up.  Stay tuned to OCF and I’ll try to keep you folks entertained or at least occupied with my ravings.

Since my readers don’t always stop by every day I figured I’d paste this poll on each post for a while to see what folks call themselves.  This is the post the poll came from  Who Are We?

… And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog?  I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like.  If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below.  I think it might be interesting.

 

Total Votes : 13

 

Who Are We?

So I was reading a recent blogpost at the Zman called the Deadend Men. The gist of the idea was that the Never Trumpers over at National Review (NR) were digging in their heels and trying to preserve something that didn’t exist anymore.  Zman felt that the NR crew thought that they could bring back 1985 by pushing the globalist New World Order of the Bushes.  His point was that this whole mindset no longer related to the right-wing.  That it had failed to conserve anything and in fact basically played right into the Left’s hands.

Zman describes himself as part of the dissident right. This seems to be another name for the Alt-Right.  And then I was looking through the comments and saw people arguing about what flavor of conservative, nationalist, libertarian, or reactionary they were.  And it got me thinking.  What the hell am I?  I really wasn’t sure.  I seem to be defined as much by what I’m against as by what I’m for.  I’m for the American values that existed when I was born in the nineteen fifties.  I’m against all the stuff that has ground us down.  I’ll call myself an American Traditionalist.  Basically anything that was coined after that time was done badly.  I don’t believe in affirmative action of any stripe.  I don’t have guilt for being American or white or male or normal.  I think we should decide who comes into this country and how many.  And I think anyone who gets to become an American is beholden to learn our language, customs and laws, become an American and bring his children up as unhyphenated Americans.  And if you don’t want to do any of those things then go away.  I think this is the greatest country ever created and we should do everything in our power to keep it that way.  I think the government should serve us and if the IRS or the FBI or anyone else start coming after decent honest people they should be defanged and neutered.  That’s who I am.

And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog?  I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like.  If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below.  I think it might be interesting.

 

Total Votes : 13