Poetic Social Justice

Recently Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida threatened to take all the illegal aliens that the feds let into Florida and bus them to Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware.  This week Governor Greg Abbott of Texas took a page from the DeSantis playbook and started bussing his illegals to Washington D.C.

These are very good ideas.  But I think I have a better bus stop for these lucky illegals.  I think they should be shipped to that famous resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.  That’s right.  Let them share the sun and surf with the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Also David Letterman, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Larry David and a host of other hyper-woke lefties.  They need to share their island paradise with the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free and defecate on Larry David’s front porch.

And I don’t think I’m being spiteful.  These are the people who push open borders with every tweet and election rally.  They need to embrace the wonderful, smelly reality of flooding someone’s country with millions of desperate poor people.  In fact, they need to take the lead.  They must become the vanguard of overwhelmed American locales.  Watching Martha’s Vineyard becoming a northern latitude Haiti is right on so many levels.

I’m sure Massachusetts can legislate the construction of five or ten thousand Section Eight Housing units.  This would strike the correct balance between opulence and squalor.  There should probably be some kind of Critical Race Theory indoctrination center.  That way the children of the very rich and famous can discover how they are responsible for the poverty of their lice-infested neighbors.  And there can be mandatory struggle sessions.  Here these privileged youngsters can trade their money and possessions for some kind of atheist version of medieval indulgences.

I’d especially hope that the Obamas would open their hearts and their property to these prospective Americans.  And share their food, spare rooms and bathroom facilities during the summer season.  While they’re at it the wealthy denizens of the island can learn about the delightful and colorful sexual practices of these vibrant visitors.  Probably during the frequent home invasions that will be the talk of the summer season at this premiere vacation paradise.

You probably think I’m kidding.  I’m certainly not.  Disturbing the fabulously wealthy Left should be a focus of how politicians on the Right spend their time.  We could lavish a few tens of thousands of illegals each on Boston Massachusetts, Chappaqua and Sagaponack in New York, Beverly Hills, Montecito, Santa Monica and Los Altos in California and several other zip codes infested with the rich and woke.  I think if we were diligent enough it might start to sink into their heads that we’re onto their game of turning America into a banana republic while they live fat, dumb and happy in their segregated enclaves.

Think of the great publicity pictures that could be had by Project Veritas of poor destitute third world families being rounded up and removed from the Obama or Clinton oceanfront properties.  Poor little children evicted by Hillary or the Light Worker.  Very sad.  So, wake up red state governors.  Embrace creative destruction or political jiu jitsu or whatever you want to call it.  Make the Left own their positions and watch them sweat.  It’s going to be a long hot summer.

Poor Brandon

As I mentioned yesterday, the Left is peppering their latest screeds with the trope, “Why can’t we all just get along?”  This is coming from the same people who recently were declaring their hatred for the white race that had caused all the evil in the world and stood on the wrong side of history and was now doomed to disappear from the face of the earth.  Funny how that happens.  It seems that the number of people saying, “Let’s go Brandon” has reached such a level that even Joe Biden has finally started parroting it.  And, wonder of wonders, forcing people to endure an unending gauntlet of isolation, humiliation and petty torture for the sake of an impossible goal of eliminating a not-very dangerous but extremely communicable virus has finally alienated even the most compliant citizens.  Add to that an economy mishandled into stagflation and the breakdown of law and order in all the major urban centers and you’ve got a recipe for political death at the voting booth.

So, when the reality of what’s going on sinks in, what do the geniuses on the left come up with?  “We’re all in this together!”  Suddenly the people they’ve been vilifying and torturing for five years are all of a sudden, their best friends!  Of course, there’s no practical expression of this new-found friendship.  They haven’t reversed their vaccination mandates.  People are still losing their jobs for refusing the jab.  They haven’t changed their minds about the necessity of wiping toxic white people from the face of the earth.  You’re still a cancer on the nation.  Even four dollar a gallon gasoline and the inflation that it engenders in the economy hasn’t changed their minds about the wisdom of their moronic energy policy.  All of these things are the same.  But you have to reach across the aisle and embrace the people who hate you for the good of the country.

Hah!

The only answer any of these appeals to brotherly love deserve is a prominent middle finger salute and a hearty chorus of “Let’s go Brandon.”  They’ve dug their own graves and it’s our patriotic duty to make sure they get complete credit for all the wreckage and hate that they’re so clearly responsible for.  My favorite emphasis is on “defund the police.”  I think the damage that has been done by the weakening of the police and the strengthening of urban crime gangs is a scourge that will take decades to reverse.  Depositing that disaster right at the feet of the people who are responsible is, in my opinion, the single most effective weapon against the Democrat party.  Images of rioting, looting arsonists marauding through the streets of America’s cities is a powerful message that will resonate with everyone except the dysfunctional looters themselves.

In conclusion, I’d like to propose a toast to our beloved President Brandon.  Long may he stammer and fart and threaten Americans with his exhausted patience.  Very soon he will be relegated to the same place that Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush were sent, the land of one-term presidents.  And we will go forward trying to salvage what is left of this country and regain the freedoms we were born with.

Cracks Continue to Appear on the Left

There is no more stereotyped group than New York City Jewish Intellectuals.  It brings to mind Woody Allen riffing on his Jewish girlfriend’s upbringing in Annie Hall:

You, you, you’re like New York, Jewish, left-wing, liberal, intellectual, Central Park West, Brandeis University, the socialist summer camps and the, the father with the Ben Shahn drawings, right, and the really, y’know, strike-oriented kind of, Red Diaper.

This demographic is as entrenched on the Left as anyone can be.  So when they start questioning their allegiance to “the Left” something’s definitely “happenin’ here.”

Liel Leibovitz writes for Tablet Magazine which describes itself as “a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.”  In her article called

The Turn: When I saw the left give up everything I believe in, I changed politically. You can, too.”

She describes how a lifelong and sincere believer in the Left found herself betrayed by the Left on almost every principle she believed in.

You don’t get to be “against the rich” if the richest people in the country fund your party in order to preserve their government-sponsored monopolies. You are not “a supporter of free speech” if you oppose free speech for people who disagree with you. You are not “for the people” if you pit most of them against each other based on the color of their skin, or force them out of their jobs because of personal choices related to their bodies. You are not “serious about economic inequality” when you happily order from Amazon without caring much for the devastating impact your purchases have on the small businesses that increasingly are either subjugated by Jeff Bezos’ behemoth or crushed by it altogether. You are not “for science” if you refuse to consider hypotheses that don’t conform to your political convictions and then try to ban critical thought and inquiry from the internet. You are not an “anti-racist” if you label—and sort!—people by race. You are not “against conformism” when you scare people out of voicing dissenting opinions.”

So, just another data point.  Cognitive dissonance can break through even an intellectual’s disregard for reality.

Yet Another Epic Rant from Larry Correia

I’m probably linking again too soon to one of Larry’s anti-Leftist rants but this one is just too good.

This was a response to one of Larry’s readers who politely suggested that Larry points the Left with “too broad a brush.”

“If the majority of the left aren’t my enemy, the burden of proof is on them, because frankly I haven’t seen jack shit from most of them beyond paying lip service to principles, as the rest of their fellows go about doing whatever horrible thing they feel like, and the ones who claim to be moral sit there silently and let them.”

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Larry gives them both barrels.  I have to confess reading Larry’s rants are a guilty pleasure of mine.  He builds up such a head of steam that I just get swept up in his outrage.  It’s volcanic, Homeric!

Of course your mileage may vary.

How Stupid Do You Have to Be?

On both sides of the racial divide there are reactions to the George Floyd killing that cannot be called just, proportionate or even, in some cases, rational.  If one white policeman kills one black crime suspect then multiple cities should be looted and burned and fifteen people should lose their lives?  And alternatively, when a mob robs and loots your city should you kneel down to them, beg their forgiveness and wash their feet?

The title of the post reflects one possible reason for these two extreme reactions.  It is possible that there are white and black people so stupid that they believe both of these reactions are reasonable and even just.  In fact, I’ll grant that there is certainly a percentage of the human race so dim that they can be persuaded by media false equivalence and just plain ignorance that these courses of action are reasonable and correct.  But at the same time, I know these numbers are low.  Call these people the core of the problem.

Then there are people for whom these terrible actions are within their conscienceless self-interest.  On the rioting side you have criminal looters and Antifa anarchists who are gaining from the rioting.  The looters have material gain in the form of stolen property.  The Antifa lunatics are gaining political power and street credibility.  On the national front of the groveling side we have politicians and the media who hope to use the riots as a political wedge to drive the black vote and the suburban woman vote to the Democrat side.  On the local level you have blue city mayors pandering to their black voting base.  They seem to have finally chosen between maintaining a semblance of law and order in their crime ridden cities and kowtowing to inner-city lunacy.  Let’s call this the primary cause of the actions in question.  Without a doubt, these are the catalysts without which, the riots wouldn’t occur.

But then there is a third component.  These are the people just going along with their team.  Here we have all the people who should know better and should act as a brake on these things but are so conditioned to follow the narrative that it’s reflexive.  They’ll parrot the media’s talking points and justify even the most insane behavior on the basis of their team color.  And you get the impression that no matter what lengths the madness goes they would excuse it as reasonable.

So that’s my point.  You have to be mighty stupid to believe that these actions are reasonable, fair or even sane.  But you don’t have to be stupid to make believe that you believe in it.  You just have to be dishonest.

In an ethics class you might make a distinction between these groups of people.  You wouldn’t hold the dim-witted responsible for their actions and would attempt to educate them.  The other groups would be culpable because they should know better but choose to do wrong.

In real life you can’t make any distinction.  They are all the enemy.  Their actions are inimical to your physical and mental well-being.  Trying to convince them of your side of things will not succeed.  In fact, after a certain point wasting effort trying to convince them of their error is more a sign of stupidity or insanity on your part.

DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO CONVINCE DISHONEST PEOPLE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

The only people left who should be considered are honest people with at least normal intelligence.  And it won’t take more than minimal effort to present the information in a form that shows which side they should be on.  You could put the timeline on the back of a 5 X 7 index card.

  • Derek Chauvin kills George Floyd.
  • Minneapolis fires Chauvin.
  • Minneapolis arrests Chauvin for murder.
  • Antifa and black looters burn chunks of Minneapolis.
  • Mayor Frey abandons police precinct to the mob.
  • Mob burns more of Minneapolis and moves into the suburbs.
  • Mobs burn a number of Democrat run cities, billions in damage, 15 dead.
  • Democrat mayors grovel to the mobs.

I think that about sums it up.  Anyone who knows this much about what happened and still sides with the mob is beyond any hope of convincing.  You would be wasting your time and actually making yourself stupider just by the effort.

What is sensible to do is to figure out how you can minimize the chance that you or one of your loved ones will ever be in the path of one of these pitiless mobs.  Losing your home or business is bad enough.  But to be battered and possibly killed by this inhuman buzz saw is something that should not be left to chance.

Make sure you live where the government has more concern for law-abiding citizens than for the mob.  If it doesn’t, then move to where it does.  Vote for President Trump in November.  Make sure your friends go out and vote for him too.  If you are able, donate to President Trump’s re-election committee.  If you are able, donate to the election funds of any Republicans that you know to be reliable.

Lots of people say boycott those who support our enemies.  I guess I agree with that .  But more importantly support the businesses and interests of people on our side, especially on the local level.  Find like minded people where you live and spend time around them.  It’s good for morale and gives opportunities for local actions that wouldn’t seem possible for you alone.  Start up a social club or activity with people from our side and grow it.

And while you’re at it, leave a comment on this post.  It can be approving or disapproving.  Feedback is welcome.  Constructive criticism is especially welcome.  If you like what I write tell a friend.  If you especially like an article put up a link to it on your webpage or blog.

There’s plenty we can all do and all of it has a positive effect.  Okay, that’s enough cheerleading.  Enjoy the weekend.