Happy Flag Day, 2019

     Happy Flag Day!

     There are many historical flags associated with the United States, particularly during the War of Independence.

     One such flag is the Bedford Flag:

The Bedford Flag is the oldest known flag in the United States. It is associated with the Minutemen of Bedford, Massachusetts and the Battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775.

The painted-on design depicts an armored arm grasping a straight sword. The two sides are asymmetrical; the sword appears behind the motto on one side and appears in front of it on the other. The Latin motto VINCE AUT MORIRE (“Conquer Or Die”) reads from top to bottom on one side and from bottom to top on the other.

Page family oral tradition, later recounted for historians, held that the Bedford militia’s flag was in the custody of the Page family at the time of the American Revolution, and that Nathaniel Page took it into battle at Concord.

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Quick Takes – Current College Wokeness: Out With Heterosexism; In With Queer Feminism; Always Doubleplusgood Newspeak

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: And the baby out with the bathwater.

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Heterosexuality, better known as the natural and normal inclination of human beings to engage in reproductive acts (i.e. f**k), is now doubleplusungood

“The University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life Department is hosting a ‘Social Justice Leadership Retreat’ during which students can spend a weekend of ‘immersion’ in social justice.

“Students going on the Jan. 18-20 retreat will spend the weekend participating in various activities surrounding social justice topics, such as ‘race and racism, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and campus climate,’ according to the department website. They will also attend ‘training sessions’ on ‘privilege’ and explore their ‘identities,’ as they share their stories in a small group setting.”

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The Non-Obsolete Man

     The war against masculinity tends towards assumptions, particularly in regards to stereotyping men in a most cartoonish fashion and treating them not as biological males but as imperfect females to be re-moulded into an even more stereotypical woke “β”-male.

     Myriad such examples have been making the rounds as of late, one of which received a rather unrestrained fisking by author Larry Correia. However, in this little article, your humble author would like to point out the false manichean narrative from said article that assumes that it is an exclusive dualistic choice between “toxic masculinity” and “wokeness”.

     One article, fisked by others already, sets up some false either/or choices replete with nonsensical and ignorant stereotypes. An examination of said false choices:

Hunting vs. Knowing How to Cook

     It is understandable that many men in an urban and suburban setting don’t have a need or even a local opportunity to hunt (outside of pests, rodents, and rabid hobos) or otherwise don’t have an opportunity to get a hunting license and go out hunting. However, just because one doesn’t hunt, does not mean that there is anything wrong with hunting or even knowing how to hunt. Hunting, furthermore, isn’t even just a “man” thing and a woman who knows how to hunt can be both feminine and sexy due to her hunting. Those who hunt, both men and women, don’t somehow have to choose between being able to hunt and being able to cook, as if this were a dualistic choice in some rpg character creation. Indeed, cooking is a basic skill that everyone ought to be able to handle, at least to the degree that one can create a healthy and balanced meal that is at least palatable.

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The Christchurch Ball and Gag

     The Prime Minister, whose party holds dictatorial control over Middle Earth New Zealand, is doubling down on authoritarianism by pushing the “Christchurch Call” on governments and tech giants to censor “violent” and other “hateful” speech.

     The entire “call” can be read here, but most of it is bureaucratic doublespeak and vague concepts that cloak strict censorship and persecution of innocents. For example, they seek not only to stop “terrorist” communications but any “violent extremist content”, which if “hate speech” laws are any indication, include politically incorrect utterances like “misgendering” someone or critiquing Islam.

     Though superficially seeming to just be a big group hug amongst those who want open and honest standards for weeding out active terrorists, those sweetly worded phrases are the same types of justifications they use to silence anyone and everyone they decide to, particularly since the “call” requires Big Brother level online monitoring with corporatist-level coordination against identified enemies.

     Already, the Christchurch Call has been used as justification for censorship of “thought criminal” sites such as 8chan, 4chan, LiveLeak, ZeroHedge, and bitchute.

     And just who are some of the usual suspects eager to censor and control the internet?

     Dozens of countries:

     Most of the biggest tech giants involved online including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook (none of whom seem to have any qualms with crushing competition).

     Thankfully, the United States told them to go pound sand, something that previous administrations including Obama’s did as well due to such calls running afoul of the 1st Amendment… though that didn’t stop the usual suspects on the increasingly vocal hard Left from chiming in with their blather.

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The Normalization of HIV

     Back in the 1970’s, the band KISS added samples of their own blood to ink that was to be used in KISS comic books. This was considered awesome by fans of KISS because it was like buying part of the band, even though the only thing one would get from it was the feeling of awesomeness.

     Now, the German magazine “Vangardist” is doing something similar, except instead of using blood from an awesome and legendary band, they are using HIV+ blood in order to fight “serophobia” and the fear of getting HIV and AIDS…

“‘With this unique project, we want to create a response in a heartbeat by transforming the media into the very root of the stigma itself – by printing every word, line, picture and page of the magazine with blood from HIV+ people,’ Saatchi & Saatchi Executive Creative Director Jason Romeyko said in a press release. ‘By holding the issue, readers are immediately breaking the taboo.’

“…

“Ending the stigma surrounding HIV is vital to eradicating the virus, health experts say. A culture of prejudice and shame can deter people from getting tested, prevent carriers from disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners and make it difficult for prevention programs to operate in broader community settings, according to studies.”

     Removing the stigma of a sexually transmitted deadly disease with no cure leads not to eradicating HIV, but in people openly celebrating it, such as with the Gay community amongst homosexual men, including some men known as “bug chasers” who receive “the gift” by being the recepeint of anal intercourse with a HIV positive “gift giver”.

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News of the Week (June 9th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for June 9th, 2019


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Firing Line Friday: The Culture of the Left

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     If one wants to counter the Left, one needs to grok the Left. Even over fifty years ago, some have understood the need to understand the culture of the Left, as Buckley does with Malcolm Muggeridge.

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Quick Takes – Sex & Gender: Admitting Biological Reality; Sex-Based Inequality of Transpersons; F**k “Science”

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Losing Xyr’s Transgender Faith

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     In order for “transgenders” to be a protected class in the vein of race or ethnicity, it must be assumed that one’s declared “gender identity” is unalterable. No wonder then that the greatest threat to the transgender movement are… those who admit their transgender identities were WRONG.

“I believe that gender identity is a fraud perpetrated by psychiatry, the likes of something the United States and other nations hasn’t experienced since the lobotomy era. As a result, I have returned to my male birth sex.

“On January 25, 2019, in the State of Florida, the Marion County Department of Motor Vehicles in Ocala, Florida issued me a male driver’s license. Ocala, Florida has been my home since July 2018.

“In the days ahead, I will be taking further steps to restore my birth sex to male more formally.

“In my thirty plus year marriage, I am the husband. To my daughter, I am her Father. I no longer identify as a transgender or non-binary person and renounce all ties to transgenderism.

“I will not be a party to advancing harmful gender ideologies that are ruining lives, causing deaths and contributing to the sterilization and mutilation of gender-confused children.”

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Stopping Spoon-related Violence in the U.K.

     The British Police, who are already a laughing stock of the civilized world by prioritizing the threat of mis-gendering or sex-slave rings, are not only dealing with the threat of the private ownership of pointy objects or… whisks… but now, thanks to the Regents Park Police, also the scourge of… spoons and small non-sharp tent-pegs/dull-Allen wrenches (or something).

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The Call For Global Governance Is Real

     Transnational organizations, especially global ones, are run by representatives chosen by a nation’s government and/or bureaucrats. While some more regional transnational bodies such as the European Union have “Parliament members” that are kinda/supposedly chosen by the voters, such representatives tend to be of the “rubber stamp” variety.

     There is an open and ongoing movement to bring parliamentary representation to the United Nations, with over a thousand and a half current and former members of national parliaments from most of the countries on Earth endorsing such an idea.

“The bodies of the UN and international organizations are occupied by officials who are appointed by the executive branches of national governments. In view of the growing importance of international organizations and their decisions, this is no longer sufficient.

“A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) for the first time would give popularly elected representatives a formal role in global affairs. As an additional body, the assembly will directly represent the world’s citizens and not governments.

“Initially, states could choose whether their UNPA members would come from national parliaments, reflecting their political spectrum and gender equality, or whether they would be directly elected. Eventually, the goal is to have all members directly elected.”

     This isn’t some “black helicopter”/Stonecutter lever conspiracy, but an open call and declaration.

     But the United States of America wouldn’t participate in some transnational scheme where “parliamentarians” were selected, for example, from Congress, right?

     Wrong. This is already the case with the NATO Parliament.

     One of the interesting things is that such eventual direct parliamentary selection fits in with the proposed “Constitution for the Federation of Earth” pushed by “World Parliamentarians” which involved a tricameral parliament, two of which are national representatives and “people’s representatives”; the last branch would consist of undemocratically selected “experts” and elites, not dissimilar to what is seen in the European Union today—with the E.U., perhaps, serving as a type of trial run for a much wider application of such political governing precepts.

     Oh well, at least knowing that we are living in the Mirror Universe means we have scantily clad and sexy yeomen to look forward too…

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