Identity Politics and the Future of America

Hat tip to Vox Day for a link to a well written article by a black conservative on why black people vote Democrat.  Here’s his link.  And here’s the article.

The author Lipton Matthews persuasively explains why it is very unlikely that Republicans will ever be able to separate black voters from the Democrat party.  Basically voting for them is a group strategy that provides rewards in an overall way.  This is despite the obvious failings or even awfulness of a Maxine Waters or Al Sharpton that even the black voters see.

This is important for white Americans to understand. In the presence of interest groups negotiating for their preferences you must do the same. Appealing to these interest groups in the old way as fellow members of a nation is no longer possible or even desirable.  They do not act in that way.  They do not believe in it.  You should not believe in it.  Instead we need to discover who we can and cannot cooperate with.  Whose interests mostly match up with our own and whose interests are to a greater extent opposed to our own.  A good example would be a place like Singapore.  It is a multi-cultural society that historically has found its ethnicities in violent antagonism toward each other.  In order to thrive it has been necessary to carefully define what behaviors are allowable.  Freedom exists but is also circumscribed by what actions would lead to chaos.

Our country and its freedoms were instituted with the idea that there would not exist differing populations in conflict with each other.  These freedoms cannot exist when powerful groups are gaming the system to discredit it.  Conflict and intimidation is what is being foisted on us.  Criminal behavior is being selectively allowed and the policing of criminal behavior is being attacked and criminalized.  Really the only question is whether an organized resistance will coalesce and provide relief from the attacks.

As the only group currently unrepresented by a political entity it has fallen to the Republican party to serve that purpose for white voters.  But in the future a different organization will emerge.  And this organization does not need to be exclusively white in its membership.  But those who join must need to see their interests as aligned with the interests of the white population of America.  Call it Traditional America.  Call it whatever you want.  But it is the group of people who don’t want to see George Floyd held up as a role model or saint.  It is the group that knows that putting ten year old children on puberty blockers and castrating them or removing their breasts is child abuse and madness.  I’m sure there are reasonable people of every race and ethnicity who would sign up for the platform that used to be called conservatism.  But what is important is that conservatives realize that in the present environment all of those things have disappeared and won’t come back if we keep playing the game under the old rules.

The CDC Approves God’s Revised Air Flow Specifications for Planet Earth.  Outdoor Masks No Longer Needed.

It is truly amazing that the CDCD has only now discovered that people walking around in the open air basically pose zero chance of spreading COVID.  I wonder what they’ll discover tomorrow.  Maybe that the absurd masks that people are wearing do absolutely nothing to prevent sub-micron sized virus particles from moving in or out on the air they pass.

In the pharmaceutical industry sterile solutions are maintained bacteria free by using 0.2 micron or maybe 0.1 micron filters to remove the bacteria.  But no one pretends that they are excluding viruses.  During the final purification of a biological medicine nanofiltration is used to remove viruses.  The pore size for these filters is 35 nanometers which is equal to 0.035 micron.  And in reality, the viruses can only be filtered because they are first denatured by a change in the pH of the solution.  But let’s pretend that 0.035 micron is the filtration size needed.  What is the pore size of a bandana or even one of those wonderful hospital masks?  Well, assuming that half of the air doesn’t just move through the open sides of the mask where pore size would be measured in centimeters, the pore size of the cloth is more like 10 to 100 microns.  So what we’re talking about as a best case is that the openings of the mask are 285 times larger than what is needed to block virus particles.

Senator Rand Paul who is himself a medical doctor has on several occasions harangued Fauci to stop lying about the efficacy of masks and admit it’s just theater.  But Fauci will never do it.  He is like the village witch doctor shaking a rattle and burning incense to scare away the evil spirits that cause the disease that is afflicting the village.  His audience is invested in the lie and to admit now that they’ve suffered through a year of this nonsense and madness for nothing would be to admit they were fools or co-conspirators in the fraud.

But at least now that I’ve had my miracle injections, I am immortal and virtually above the law.  I could walk down the street and fire bullets helter-skelter into the crowd and if a policeman tried to stop me I’d merely flash my COVID vaccine card and he’d smile and loan me some rounds for a reload.  I’ve already accepted invitations for my first get togethers and am practically giddy with anticipation.  I will be breaking bread (and meat) across an indoor table with people I haven’t been face to face with in a year.  The fact that I had to be injected with quasi-dangerous pharmaceuticals to do it is an outrage and a crime but since Dementia Joe is now Leader of the Formerly Free World what could I expect?

Recently Camera Girl was listening to some idiotic news show and after hearing the talking heads yammer on about COVID she asked me if the vaccines would be needed every year.  I barked out a bitter laugh and said, “Oh absolutely.”  I think it’s finally dawning on her and a lot of other people that we are going to be tortured by these idiots from now on.

But I’ll bask in the glory of knowing I’ll be seeing human beings face to face very soon.  Small steps, small victories.

I Come to Bury the Oscars Not to Praise Them

I read today that the Oscars took place last night and that the ratings had shrunk by 58% below the already lowest ratings of the year before.  I laughed heartily for several minutes while I read the details of this farcical proceeding.  I think the very best bit was the fact that the Best Actor award was saved for the end to highlight what they hoped would be the victory of the star of the Black Panther super hero movie who died of cancer.  But then he surprisingly lost to Anthony Hopkins in a non-Hannibal Lecter part.  And then just to add insult to injury Hopkins didn’t bother to stay up to accept the award and it had to be accepted by the janitor at the laundromat where the ceremony took place.

It’s just marvelous to watch as these creepy perverts who lecture us on morality fall into the dustheap of history.  Even the shills who pretend to provide honest reviews of these awful movies admitted this year that even they had never heard of some of these movies and that there was little or no chance that anyone who wasn’t forced at gunpoint would pay to see any of them.

Here’s the list:

  • Nomadland
  • The Father
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

The only one that has at least a reason to be on a list of American motion pictures is Mank.  It’s about an American movie director during the Golden Age of Hollywood and stars Gary Oldman whom I really like.  All the rest of the movies are either diversity projects or so awful that they’re basically daring you to go see them, or both.  Nomadland won the Oscar because the director is a Chinese woman.  Reading the plot summary, I was struck by how awful it sounded.  The Father was the movie that Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor award for.  He plays an Alzheimer victim.  The Sound of Metal is the story of a heavy metal drummer who is going deaf.  Judas and the Black Messiah and The Trial of the Chicago 7 are the obligatory black struggle films.  Minari is the obligatory Korean immigrant story.  And finally Promising Young Woman is the female empowerment rape revenge movie.

Wow.  Who wouldn’t want to just run out and see all these movies over and over again?

Well anyway, it’s truly gratifying to see that they’ve finally crashed and burned their whole tawdry industry and there’s nothing left to do but dig a whole and bury the whole stupid enterprise underneath that broken down Hollywood sign on the hill.  It should be interesting to see if some country that isn’t completely infected with woke imbecility manages to start making movies that people want to see.  I know it seems unlikely but honestly in the past it happened all the time.  Maybe it’ll have to be stone age people in Papua New Guinea or the Amazon jungle.  Places that have never heard of Hollywood.  Or maybe space aliens might crash land and take up movie making as a way to earn money to buy repair parts for their warp drive.  But however it happens, I’d like to think that someday we’ll do better than this crap.

The Western View

Today I was feeling smugly satisfied with myself. Yesterday I resisted the comfortable inertia of on-line existence and bestirred myself to do useful and uncomfortable work out in the brambles that relentlessly encroach on the areas adjacent to the woods. Inappropriately dressed in sweats I did battle with thorn bushes that easily pierce denim or even leather. At least I was smart enough to put on a pair of safety glasses. So after several hours of aches and muscle pulls and jabs and scratches and mayfly bites I actually accomplished something I have been putting off for several years. And today it’s raining so the timeliness of getting the job done is what has given rise to the smugness.
So I went out on the lower balcony and surveyed the western view of the place.

And in my pomposity I declared all right with my little world, my little kingdom.

Alright, so that’s the hook for the title; “The Western View.” And I went pretty far to sell it. Now we get down to the point. The Western View of the World is the Republican Democracy that took root in the United States and supposedly swept the planet after the end of the nineteenth century. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the “end of history” all was right with the world and freedom was established everywhere and we were all going to be happy and have 401K accounts and sell pet rocks to each other on amazon.com.

But now that all the real dangers have been eliminated, our master have decided to get rid of all that freedom they told us was our birth right.  Turns out freedom is dangerous.  No let me come at it from a different direction.  Our masters no longer think it is dangerous to take those freedoms away from us.  Since the 1960’s the Democrat Party has discovered that they can use black people as a device to make any changes they want to make to the Constitution of the United States.  And afterward they expanded it to using any minority group (or even majority group in the case of women) as a cudgel to expand those changes in whatever direction does the most harm to the rights of Americans.

In the name of some undefinable social justice, we have given up all of the rights that originally made us a western republican democracy. We have lost freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to free association, the right to bear arms and now we’ve lost equality under the law. We’ve even been cheated out of the institution of fair elections. What has happened is that the elites have completed the process of gaming the American system of government against its citizens. An oligarchy has taken control of all the institutions of the federal government and has now formed an alliance with all of the corporations that benefit from the subjugation and integration of America into the globalist feudal system.
The American experiment was an attempt to enshrine freedom and the dignity of man into a political and social construct. But like any human system people with bad intent can game it. That deconstruction is now complete. History tells us it is unlikely that we will be able to get it back. Many people claim that any republic will degenerate into a mob or an oligarchy after a very short time. Maybe we were lucky to last as long as we did.
Well my western view has a lot more to feel smug about than the current state of the West. For America all you can do is decide which; fold, flee or fight.

Larry Correia Has an Interesting Post on Self Defense Training

Larry is an urban fantasy author who isn’t woke.  That by itself is a rarity enough.  And he’s an interesting guy who has an abiding interest in guns.  He has a post about a training he took.in Extreme Close Quarter Fighting with guns and knives.  The company he trained with is called SHIVWORKS and they have various trainings for real world desperate situations.  Here is their site. I have about zero training in any self defense or weapons systems.  But my all around awesomeness will probably make up for that deficit.  But I do find these training programs very interesting.  Thought I’d pass it along for general interest.

Praying Mantises, Children’s Books and Pa – Part 1

My two-year-old granddaughter is a big fan of the books by the children’s author Eric Carle.  And one of her favorites is the Very Quiet Cricket.  There is a YouTube video of an animated version of the book and one of the characters is a preying mantis that whispers in a hoarse voice a funny sounding “HELLOOOOO!”  And that character is my granddaughter’s favorite part of the book.  So, she is a fan of preying mantises.  And by a strange coincidence so am I.  I’ve always liked finding mantises wherever I have lived.  And I have found them here in New England too but infrequently.

And so, for that reason I’ve decided to increase my odds of finding them this summer for my granddaughter.  She said, “Pa, show me preying mantis.”  She calls me Pa because that is what all my grandchildren call me.  My oldest grandson made the name up when he was barely able to speak and it became official.

So I have to find her a mantis.  I looked to see if any of the gardening supply stores in the area sell preying mantis egg cases.  They didn’t so I just ordered some on-line and should have them soon.  Camera Girl thinks it will be educational to see the baby mantises hatch out and thinks we should keep a few to raise up.  The prospect of finding aphids and then larger insects to feed them sounds challenging but I’ll give it a try.

With any luck by summer we’ll have a few good sized mantises and my granddaughter will learn a little bit about an interesting insect.  At least that’s the plan.

Me and My Shadow

Equity Means Punishing the Gifted

Virginia plans to eliminate opportunities for mathematically gifted students to advance before their less intelligent peers.  What they want to do is eliminate the varying mathematical subject matter courses and have everyone in the same class.  So in 10th grade in the same class the same teacher will try and have some of the smarter kids doing algebra and geometry and the kids who really don’t understand math at all will be cutting and pasting together collages with the names and pictures of female and minority mathematicians who prove that we’re all equally mathematically gifted and so they’ll also get a passing mark.  That’s brilliant.  Meanwhile all the smart kids that have parents that care about them will be pulled out of public high school by their parents and sent to private school to get an actual education.  And everyone else will be reduced to lowest common denominator education.

It’s good that they’re so open about their plans.  It makes it much easier to plan how to protect yourself and your family from equity.  If you have a grade school kid who can do algebra and trig in sixth grade can you imagine wasting five years of his education while his much less intelligent classmates and even teachers catch up to him?  Virginia has just sounded the death knell of their public education system.  It must be a proud moment for the Left.  Equity Means Punishing the Gifted.

Pets – Part 1

Our culture has, for better or worse, become obsessed with our pets.  There are many women who seem to have replaced children with dogs and cats as a way to assuage their maternal instinct.  And even many families that have children spend a very sizable chunk of their time and money owning and/or fostering dogs and cats.  It seems as if it is a growth industry too.  From what I understand people are breeding mutts just to provide fodder for the foster dog market and you have to admit that’s sort of madness.  After all the aim of fostering all these dogs is to eliminate the surplus dog problem.  If you’re breeding dogs specifically for this group of people to adopt then you’ve ensured that there will never be an end to the problem.  Neat trick!

I will be the first to admit that dogs are a remarkable part of life.  A good family dog is a part of the family and can also provide benefits.  Their talents as burglar alarm and deterrent are undeniable.  In the rural area their scent around the property deters some dangerous creatures.  But it is primarily their companionship that makes them unique.  A dog that you’ve raised from a puppy truly does assume that you are his parent and takes your family as his.  There is an amazing bond there.  And it goes both ways.  The death of a dog creates a remarkably strong feeling of bereavement.  If you are present at the death, such as when a veterinarian administers a lethal injection, the actual moment of death is a shock to you, especially the first time you experience it.  I guess it has something to do with the child/parent nature of the relationship between a dog and its owner.  It is the responsibility we feel for these creatures that depend on us to make sense of the human world they live in.

This came up today because Camera Girl has a menagerie of pets that she shares with our two-year-old granddaughter when she visits us.  So, the two dogs and the parakeets and finches and the fish and the hermit crab and the rabbit and the guinea pig and the hamster each has its place in the affections of this little girl and if one of them dies it will be necessary for us to explain and sympathize with her feelings about the loss.  And of course, as grandparents we have to clear all this information with the parents to make sure we respect their wishes on how death is explained to a little child.

Well, yesterday the five-year-old guinea pig, “Baby” died.  So, this morning I went out to the pet cemetery that I maintain and found a spot for Baby and dug the grave.  And this is a bit of work even for a small animal like a guinea pig because the ground out there is more rocks than soil.  But all was prepared and services were read and flowers were placed on the grave and all the solemnities were observed.  After all Camera Girl is a very warm hearted pet owner.

When the little girl comes back next week, we’ll tell her, as requested by her parents, that Baby went back to live with her mother who needed her.  And hopefully she will transfer her displaced affections to Petey the rabbit and Jelly Bean the hamster without too much sadness.  Knowing Camera Girl, I am sure that additional living creatures will be added to the zoo to bolster our head count.  We have standards to maintain.

Eventually that little girl will learn about death and it will probably be because her own dog will die.  Hopefully that will be when she’s already eight or ten years old and can somewhat understand the concept of death.  And probably either before or after that loss her parents will have added another dog to the house to continue that role in her life.

But the point of this whole essay is that Americans are transferring their affection and time to their pets because we have become almost completely isolated from each other.  And not just because of the pandemic although that is the ultra-example of the problem.  We don’t get together as communities, we don’t know our neighbors and we even lose touch with our family.  We’re isolated within the boxes we live in and now most of the younger people don’t even talk to each other at home.  They sit with their faces buried in their phones and text.  Walking their dogs may be the only thing that drags them out of their houses and maybe their only interactions with strangers is at the dog park.

So pets may be the clearest indication that we’ve become alienated from humanity at almost every level.  If these people didn’t get to pet their dog or cat at night as they wait to fall asleep they might be almost completely isolated from another living thing.

Strange world.

The Day After Chauvin

Yesterday I found the news so depressing that I wasn’t in the mood to write.  It’s hard to paint what happened in the Chauvin trial in anything but the blackest terms.  It was not unexpected but the reality of it brought home just how far we’ve fallen from the days of even our fathers.

But some good comes of even the most painful events.  The primary good will be that black crime will go essentially unchecked in all the Democrat controlled jurisdictions.  No policeman is going to arrest a black man for any reason whatsoever.  Why would he?  If the criminal steals a pair of sneakers or a diamond ring subduing him is a dangerous threat to his own life.  And if he injures the criminal he’ll be prosecuted.  If the black criminal kills someone, the correct procedure is put up the crime scene tape around the body and call the CSI team to take fingerprints and DNA evidence that can be recorded and stored away to prove that a good job was done.  And as for drug crimes, please don’t make me laugh.  Drugs are the solution.  Once the whole population is completely dosed there will be a lot less complaining about crime.  So, the Democrats will have effectively eliminated law enforcement

And that will be a very educational development.  Granted, it will cause incredible misery.  And that will be true in both the black neighborhoods and the other areas.  The knock-on effects will be white (and yellow and brown) flight from the cities and even the inner suburbs by everyone who can.  It will also polarize all the other ethnicities against the black population.  Basically, people will be reacting to the reality of a population that no longer is subject to law enforcement.  Even the Hispanic areas will be aware that there will no longer be a break on the kind of inner-city violence that was held in check by the police.

Dementia Joe plans to try to expand this to the red states by using the Justice Department as a weapon to attack any city that tries to use law enforcement to control crime perpetrated by black criminals.  It will be interesting to see if the red state governors are smart and strong enough to prevent this maneuver.  I know that Ron DeSantis in Florida has put together an anti-rioting law that will allow his state to fight back if a local mayor tries to create a BLM riot situation.

But I expect that places like Atlanta and St. Louis will explode this summer and the feds will do their best to punish the police departments in those cities.  I expect that we’ll see the white cops in all these cities retiring at a pretty good clip.  As I said before I’d be really gratified if one of these BLM parties gets out of control and burns down one of the cities before they realize what they are doing.  Minneapolis or Portland would be my obvious favorites but New York or Chicago would also be great.  We’ll see.

So, I’ve gotten over my discouragement.  I’ve begun looking at what I’ll have to do to move in the future and I spend all my time concentrating on the things and the people that are important to me and only use whatever time is necessary to make sure I avoid all the evil and stupid people that are currently in charge of the former United States of America.  But one thing is sure.  They can stop playing the National Anthem in the Blue States.  In places like Minneapolis, “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave,” is just a hollow joke.

The Chauvin Trial – Some Thoughts

Many years ago, I served on a jury for the trial of a man who was accused by his ex-wife of threatening to kill her.  Now this is a serious felony that can land you in prison for a number of years.  The prosecution produced the wife and she testified that after her two-year-old daughter returned from her weekly stay with her father the daughter told her that her ex-husband told the daughter that he was going to kill the ex-wife.  She claimed that the daughter drew her finger across her neck to indicate that he planned to kill her.  The only other witness was the two-year-old daughter.  The tiny child was placed on the witness stand and as soon as the prosecutor approached the stand the child burst out crying hysterically.  After a while, the jury was taken out of the courtroom to a conference room down the hall and waited.  After about a half hour we returned to the jury box and the little girl was brought back to the witness stand and as soon as the prosecutor neared the stand, the little girl once again burst out crying.  The whole process was repeated again and with the same result.  After a third attempt the little girl was excused and was taken from the courtroom.  While all of this was going on I watched the child’s parents.  Her mother was cajoling her from the seat in the front where she was sitting to stop crying and talk to the prosecutor.  Her father, the defendant, looked visibly shaken by the spectacle and during the third attempt there were tears in his eyes.  The defendant was Hispanic and the ex-wife was a blonde who might have been Irish-American.

When we were brought back into the courtroom after the third failure the two lawyers made their closing remarks.  We were given three different charges of lessening severity that the defendant could be charged with.  The defense counsel stressed that the wife’s statement had not been corroborated by any other evidence and that a reasonable doubt was all that was needed to conclude that not guilty was the correct verdict.

The jury was made up of eight women and four men.  We ranged in age from our thirties to forties.  About half were dressed in business attire and the others more casually.  One of the women was made foreman and we had some discussions.  The woman given the lead thought that since we didn’t have much evidence, we should just assign a guilty verdict to the charge that was intermediate in severity and call it a day.  And much to my surprise every other person in that room but myself agreed.  They were perfectly willing to give the defendant a guilty verdict on a crime that could give him five years in prison.  For a minute I was shocked.  When it was my turn to talk, I said, “That’s crazy.  If you have any reasonable doubt of his guilt you are compelled to vote not guilty.”  The answer the foreman gave me was, “Well, he’s probably guilty of something so we won’t be far off with the five-year charge.”  I wanted to say some pretty horrible things to her but instead I just said, “If that was you in there would you want us to just give you five years in prison just in case you were guilty?”  She just grimaced at me and said we should write out our votes.

The first vote was eleven to one.  We called for the court officer and told him the vote.  He said we would have to spend a couple of more hours and try to reach a decision.  We talked some more but no one changed his vote.  We had three more vote and they were all exactly the same.

After two hours the judge came into the jury room and told us he wasn’t surprised that we couldn’t come up with a verdict.  He said it was very unusual to try to get a witness that young into court.  Also, he let us know, now that the trial was finished by a hung jury, that there was a custody battle going on for the child and it was not unusual for spurious complaints to be filed against an ex-spouse to strengthen a custody case.

The point I am making here is that it isn’t likely that most of the jurors will follow the correct procedure for determining guilt.  What Derek Chauvin is down to hoping is that at least one honest man is on that jury.  And I don’t think his chances are very good.  Minnesota is much like New England and most of the inhabitants are very strong adherents of the civic religion that is known as social justice.  They will think it is their duty to heal the racial divide by punishing the scape-goat and that is what Derek Chauvin has been designated.

My guess is they will select the middle severity charge and declare him guilty.  So that is the current state of race relations and justice in the Blue States.  If Chauvin is found guilty of murder I would expect a huge exodus from the police departments across all of the blue states and the blue cities in the red states.  After all, is a dangerous civil service job that pays pretty well worth the chance of spending twenty years in prison?  I’d say no.  Good luck Derek Chauvin, you’ll need it.