Remnants of Ida Submerge NYC Subways in Ocean of Filth

I was looking at the videos and photos of the flooding from Ida in New York City.  And I thought, there’s something fitting about this.  It looks like a biblical flood is being used to wipe out out the monstrous evil and stupidity of the woke New York that Bill de Blasio has presided over.  Back during the Giuliani administration or even Bloomberg’s politically correct but mostly competent reign the City’s emergency services would have manned the pumps and kept the subways and roads from becoming death traps.  But in de Blasio’s New York it’s a reasonable bet that CHUD (cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers) will soon be in complete control of the subway system.  And I have no doubt that New Yorkers will notice an increase in subway efficiency once these troglodytic beings take over from the much less intelligent NYC subway workers.

Seriously, I think it’s for the better that New York becomes a medieval remnant as soon as possible.  Once the plagues and the cannibalism recede it will become a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly place.  I just hope the CHUD catch and eat de Blasio before he has a chance to leave.  He really should get to enjoy the world he’s created.

New York City Mayoral Election Count Turns Into a Farce

While trying to finish the counting of an election that happened last Tuesday the city Board of Elections outraged the front-runner and anyone else who thought this would be a straight forward process. They announced that they had mistakenly included 135,000 test vote records in an initial tally and now need to go back and straighten everything out.

Uh huh.  Sure that’s what you’ll do.  Anyway, since it’s all Democrats who cares anyway?  But the law and order candidate Eric Adams who was in the lead by a lot is very unhappy with what’s going on and since he’s a black man I have to assume that the rules of critical race theory demand that the next mistake goes in his favor.

Hilarity is sure to ensue and who knows maybe this breathes new life into the campaign hopes of Paperboy Love Prince.

Stay tuned for the blow out finish.

The Fresh Prince of Gotham

The NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary is today and although there will also be a Republican candidate selected today that’s more or less a formality and whichever Democratic bozo is the primary winner will be installed as Grand High Exalted Leader of Gotham by the Sea.

Polls have shown that even the brainless progressives who inhabit this modern-day Rome have become spooked by the daily horrific assaults and the scope of the theft that now goes on routinely throughout their once safe metropolis and will lead to the “law and order” Democrat, former policeman Eric Adams, being selected based on his promise not to disband the NYPD.

And that may be true.  But I’m hoping for a different outcome.  I’m hoping a dark horse wins.  I’m talking about Paperboy Love Prince.  Born David Porter Jr., this non-binary candidate prefers the pronouns God/Goddess, Paperboy Prince, and they/them.

According to his Wikipedia page “they dress as “royalty” to draw attention to how politicians can hold power for longer than kings or queens.   In an interview with fashion magazine Prince explained how freedom in fashion encourages freedom in thinking and welcoming of diversity.  They often wear a Game Boy Advance SP or Game Boy Color around their neck.  Prince hosts a community center called the Love Gallery on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  In addition to being a place for community meetings, the Love Gallery is also a vintage clothing store, a food distribution center, and their political campaign headquarters.”

Currently Paperboy is running a little behind.  With about 2% of the vote in he has 0.4% of the vote.  That’s 958 votes out of a current 240,000.  But I sense a stirring in the force.  I know that this is the non-binary goddess New York is waiting for.  I think under a Paperboy Love Prince administration New York will get the treatment it truly deserves.  True Bill de Blasio went a long way in fundamentally transforming New York from an old-fashioned stodgy city with high paying jobs and neighborhoods that included somewhat functional schools and subways into a vibrant paradise where every moment is an adrenaline rush and you live life to the fullest as if every moment could be your last.  And that’s because, of course, it very possibly could be your last.

But that was just the beginning.  With Paperboy we will see a level of dysfunction heretofore undreamed of.  You can only imagine how this Paperboy Love Prince (PLP) will appoint incredible humanoids to head up his departments.  Undoubtedly the Police Commissioner will not have a law and order bent (or pants probably).  And the Education Commissioner will not be focused on test scores or any of that jazz.  It will be about finding the maximum number of transgender candidates hiding out in the third grade.

I assume PLP won’t have time to maintain a sanitation department or try to keep the buses and subways running.  You can’t do everything you know.  But he will probably add new innovative departments like the Commissioner of Twitter and TikTok or something cool like that.

Of course, I don’t expect PLP’s administration to go the whole four years of “their” term.  I’d say eighteen months should be long enough for black plague and cannibalism to resolve things.  But it will be a time to remember.  And by the end it will produce a cityscape familiar to anyone who’s seen “Escape From New York.”

So come on Big Apple, give Paperboy his shot.  He’s ready and he’s sure to finish off any doubts about the future.

Update: Well, Paperboy Love Prince got 0.4% of the vote (~3,400 votes).  The MAN says Paperboy lost but hold on!  If all the voters who voted for someone else happened to put Paperboy as their second choice then this thing can turn around.  Don’t give up.  Paperboy can still win!

The Absurdity of Republican Governors in Blue States

The linked article describes how Andrew Cuomo’s refusal to resign following his twin scandals of killing off all of New York State’s old people with COVID and groping all the women who work for him has opened up an opportunity for a Republican to be elected as Governor next year.  Oh, joy.

I lived for decades in a state that typically goes through a cycle of one or two terms of a Democrat governor followed by four or five terms of Republican governors.  How it works is that a Democrat governor does so much fiscal and public safety harm during just a few years in office that even the ideologues in the blue state population realize that their livelihoods and lives are at risk.  So, they allow a Republican to come in and right the ship.

But the Republican governor is so grateful to be allowed to fix their mess that he bends over backward to be indistinguishable from a Democrat on social issues.  The state I refer to is Massachusetts and they brought in William Weld and his two subordinates and then Mitt Romney to clean up the Mike Dukakis mess.  Then after they let the Barack Obama Mini-Me (Deval Patrick) crash the Massachusetts Miracle for eight years they had to bring in Charlie Baker to stop the hemorrhaging and allow the state to revive.

Why exactly Blue State Republicans are willing to fulfill this role for their progressive constituencies is a mystery to me.  I suppose they are attached to their homes and always hope that a permanent equilibrium is possible.  But this is a fool’s hope.  Just looking at Massachusetts, or even more vivid, New York City’s mayoral history will demonstrate that the fiscal and public safety sanity that a Republican leader provides will eventually convince the progressive population that they have nothing to fear by installing a lunatic like Deval Patrick or Bill de Blasio.  And once the inevitable happens they still only grudgingly accept the prescription that a Republican reformer brings to them and chafe at its requirements to hold people accountable regardless of favored racial and sexual status.

So, you get this predictable oscillation, up and down, for crime and poverty and chaos.  The question remains why the Republicans bother.  It will never get better and they will never get credit for keeping their constituencies from destroying themselves.  Places like California, New York and New England should be allowed to destroy themselves without interference from the people they so obviously despise.  This is the accelerationist argument and over time I’ve come to adopt it wholeheartedly.  It will only be after one of these places crashes completely that the people who are left might learn enough to know that the things they believe in are irrational and unsustainable in the real world.

So, I wholeheartedly agree with ridiculing the people who run these states and highlighting for everyone to see how awful the outcomes of their policy choices are.  But I object to the Right, such as it still exists in these places, pulling their chestnuts out of the fire.  Things need to get so bad that even the elites that formulate these nonsensical polices are made to suffer the consequences.  Probably, from my point of view, the perfect outcome would be for the inhabitants to revert to cannibalism and eat Bill Gates and Nancy Pelosi off of a spit.  In that way they could see the racial justice they strive for brought to fruition and also do their part for sustainability.  After all, in California there is an almost inexhaustible supply of white progressives and I can think of no higher use to put them to than as entrees on a community barbecue menu.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) – A Movie Review

This is a caper movie.  Four men armed with machine guns hijack a New York City subway train and hold the passengers for a million-dollar ransom.  Walter Matthau plays Lt. Garber of the NYC Transit Authority Police who negotiates with the kidnappers.  Robert Shaw is “Mr. Blue,” the criminal mastermind of the gang.  With supporting cast members Jerry Stiller as Lt. Rico Patrone, a cop working for Garber, Martin Balsam as “Mr. Green,” the man in the gang who knows how to run a subway train and Lee Wallace as the despised and cowardly Mayor of New York the movie is a taut drama with humor and suspense mixing perfectly to suspend disbelief.  And with gobs of local color from a supporting cast that acts and talks remarkably like actual New Yorkers of the period (as I can personally attest) the movie bumps along from the initial capture of the train to the first dead body to the mad dash to get the ransom money to the stone-cold killers who enforce a deadline with the lives of the hostages at gunpoint.

Matthau and Stiller provide the comic relief and Shaw provides the menace with bloodless calm.  The hostages are a tapestry of the ethnicities and callings of that time and the other parts, cops, the mayor’s cronies and the transit workers all add texture to the story.  And the swearing!  Except for Robert Shaw almost every character including the women curse a blue streak.  Some of it is actually quite amusing but it should be mentioned in case there are any folks who would take offense.  And the most important character of the whole drama is the New York City subway system of that era.  The movie was made in and on the subway trains and tunnels and it is unmistakably authentic.  It brings back the thousands of hours of my life I spent travelling around Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and The Bronx on subway cars.

Here we are almost fifty years since this movie was made and it stands up very well although only the old remember the New York City being represented.  I must confess it did my heart good to see the people of that era being represented.  The city back then probably had a higher crime rate than even now in these post George Floyd riots times.  And racial tensions were high and neighborhoods treated outsiders with suspicion.  But at least back then people still considered the police as part of the solution.  Nowadays the police are so disrespected that they probably wouldn’t even bother to save the hostages’ lives.  They’d wait until the hostages were shot and then write up the reports and look for some surveillance footage for the six o’clock news report.

I highly recommend this movie with just a warning about the swearing for the genteel.

Switzerland, Singapore, America

I was talking on the phone today with an old friend.  We got to discussing the situation in New York City and thinking of what it will develop into if the current trends continue.  I said it brought to my mind the Lord Humungus and his status as Warlord over his area of the Wasteland in Mad Max.  And my friend informed me that something like that is already happening.  Some of the gang leaders are starting to move out of the ‘hood and taking control of the infrastructure in the formerly safe neighborhoods of the Upper East Side.  For instance, they have begun riding their ATVs on some of the recreational areas that are reserved for bicycles and joggers and walkers.  We speculated on the day when the gangs would elect their own mayor and dictate terms to the rest of the city.

My friend wondered if it was time for the next cycle of renewal, if a new Giuliani would restore order to New York City.  My opinion was that it was already too late.  He thought I was talking about the demographic change.  I said in a way.  The change was the influx of white hipsters.  Without changing the racial mix, they had tipped the city into a permanent radical left majority.  My theorem was that unless the leftist whites disappeared the city would continue to slide into anarchy and dysfunction.  But my friend wasn’t convinced that even that change would be enough.  He felt that the majority minority demographic in New York rendered it permanently dysfunctional.  He further asked had any majority minority state ever managed to achieve a healthy functional state.  I said how about Singapore.  He countered that Singapore is 75% Chinese.  Then I mentioned Switzerland and that got him thinking.  He had been to Switzerland several times and he was extremely impressed by their harmonious society.  But his one point of disagreement was whether we could consider the French, German and Italian populations there different enough from each other to qualify as a good example of a non-homogeneous society.  I agreed that the present-day United States was far less harmonious than the Swiss.  But I wondered if we could learn something from their example.

But my friend was very pessimistic.  I said maybe after the cities crash and burn it will be enough to change people’s minds about the woke nonsense and allow a consensus to restore order.  He countered that the elites didn’t push the woke stuff because they believe in it but because it provided a divide and conquer strategy.  I replied that I think only a fraction of the Left was this cynical and the rest were true believers in this madness.  But as I thought about that it hardly was much comfort.

Maybe he’s right.  Maybe there is no way for the rest of our society to overcome the intentional damage that the Left is doing to the United States.  But it occurred to me that if a state or states were able to exclude from their jurisdiction the chaos that the Left is inflicting on us maybe they could act as a nucleus and a template for more areas to stamp out the radical lawlessness and anti-white madness that is on display in places like New York, Seattle and Portland.

As far as the form that our society will need to take in a post-white-majority future I don’t assume it will much resemble Switzerland or Singapore.  Our combination of Europeans, Hispanics, Blacks and various Asian populations are not the same as these other places.  We have different histories and trajectories in this country.  But the legal framework that worked in the twentieth century is just as valid with new immigrants as it was with Italians, Germans, Irish and Poles.  What we lack is the solidarity among the native-born population to demand that everyone obey the same laws and play by the same rules.

What has evolved on the Left over the last sixty years is a strategy to use black resentment over past injustices as a justification for permanent immunity from the requirement to live in a normal lawful way.  Permanent welfare benefits and now immunity from arrest for even violent felonies is not something that can be tolerated in a functional society.  It guarantees that no one, not even law-abiding blacks will want to live anywhere near these under-class hell holes.  Now the federal government is looking at ways to disperse these criminal populations into the suburbs and rural areas and make the crime and violence a pandemic.

Pandering to this idea of black victimhood will not work.  Only a zero-tolerance approach to the lawlessness that is occurring across the country will end the madness.  But if we don’t start doing the things we need to, America won’t resemble Switzerland or even Singapore.  It will look like Brazil or even South Africa.

Guest Contributor – The Fat Man – 09FEB2021 Photo – One Hundred Seventh Infantry Memorial

New York WW I War Monument

New York City – WW I Monument

One Hundred Seventh Infantry Memorial

History

Sculptor Karl Illava (1896–1954) created this dynamic bronze figural group depicting seven larger-than-life-sized World War I foot soldiers in battle. The piece, set on a massive stepped granite platform designed by architects Rogers and Haneman, was donated by the Seventh Regiment New York 107th United Infantry Memorial Committee and was dedicated September 27, 1927. Taking advantage of its position at the end of East 67th Street at Fifth Avenue, Illava’s “doughboys” are in active poses, advancing from the wooded thicket bordering Central Park, as if mounting a charge. Illava drew from his own experience serving as a sergeant with the 107th, and even used his own hands as models for the soldiers’ hands.

One Hundred Seventh Infantry Memorial Details

  • Location: Fifth Avenue at 67th Street
  • Sculptor: Karl Morningstar Illava
  • Architect: Rogers & Haneman
  • Description: Group of seven figures (over life-size) with integral plinth, on a pedestal
  • Materials: Bronze, North Jay granite
  • Dimensions: Group H: 9’11” W: 15’8′ D: 10′; Pedestal H: 7’7″ W: 32’8″
  • Cast: 1927
  • Dedicated: September 29, 1927
  • Foundry: Fond. G. Vignali, Firenze
  • Donor: 7th Regiment and 107th Infantry Memorial Committee
  • Inscription: SEVENTH REGIMENT NEW YORK / ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH UNITED INFANTRY / 1917 IN MEMORIAM 1918