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Have I Mentioned Lately That the Left Is Insane?

Posted by V the K at 9:33 pm - August 7, 2016.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

The NYTimes officially comes out against the invention of fire. I am not making this up.

Negative cultural consequences came with fire, too — and continue to leave an imprint. Anthropologists have speculated that inhaling smoke led to the discovery of smoking. Humans have long used fire to modify their environment and burn carbon, practices that now have us in the throes of climate change. Fire is even tied to the rise of patriarchy — by allowing men to go out hunting while women stayed behind to cook by the fire, it spawned gender norms that still exist today.



  1. Irony. Or flat out stupidity. People who believe in evolution, but don’t see the male being the dominant of a pair.

    My money is on stupidity.

    Comment by Lobogris — August 7, 2016 @ 11:26 pm - August 7, 2016

  2. Stupidity. Seeing the negative in everything they are not involved in…

    And NEVER seeing the negative in things that they are. Nothing is EVER their fault. Kindergarten thinking. “If I didn’t mean for it to happen, it’s not my fault.”

    Comment by Craig Smith — August 8, 2016 @ 12:19 am - August 8, 2016

  3. Insane. If you don’t have fire or heat, your food is raw and can make you ill. Even leftie vegans cook their food.

    Comment by davinci38 — August 8, 2016 @ 12:32 am - August 8, 2016

  4. At the heart of it, the NYT, whether they realize it or not, are basically saying that human civilization itself is toxic, and that it would be better if we were still running around naked with spears and eating raw meat, completely at the mercy of nature. Going one step further, the NYT seems to be lamenting human sapience altogether, since it’s virtually impossible that we would’ve lived our our species’ lifespan without developing any level of civilization.

    Whether they realize it or not, the NYT has basically said that it thinks the world would be better off if humans (or at least, humans who weren’t them) were mentally diminished to the level of animals. This is the culmination of every tyrant’s most secret dreams, ever totalitarian’s endgame: to reduce a nation to their kennel of dogs, their stable of horses, their herd of cattle. Despicable doesn’t even begin to describe it.

    Comment by Sean L — August 8, 2016 @ 12:33 am - August 8, 2016

  5. Too bad we don’t have upvotes here, Sean L’s comment deserves a dozen.

    Comment by Southern Man — August 8, 2016 @ 1:00 am - August 8, 2016

  6. Who reads NYT?

    Comment by Rod — August 8, 2016 @ 8:07 am - August 8, 2016

  7. Sean L., great comment!

    I wonder, do they not see the absurdity in these paragraphs:

    “fires, life became much easier in many regards. They huddled around fire for warmth, light and protection. They used it to cook, which afforded them more calories than eating raw foods that were hard to chew and digest. They could socialize into the night, which possibly gave rise to storytelling and other cultural traditions.

    But there were downsides, too. Occasionally, the smoke burned their eyes and seared their lungs. Their food was likely coated with char, which might have increased their risk for certain cancers. With everyone congregated in one place, diseases could have been transmitted more easily.”

    While they admit to “huddling together for warmth…” WTF did they think people did before fire? Did they not “huddle together for warmth?” I would think so, and therefore the same risk of disease transmission they lament existed! (Possibly even moreso before fire, as you have to be really, really, close to keep the body warmth in!)

    And what of out of control natural-caused fires (a priori ‘the invention of the caveman’s controlled fires for warmth and socializing’) and the effects on lungs and evolution of diseases? Wouldn’t those fires be on a scale much larger than today with our advanced brigades of fire personnel, forest rangers, forest management etc.?

    I suspect this was just another govt funded research effort to support AGW, and I’d wager the elite at the NYT are very heavily invested in companies (many of which receive billions of govt funding) and stand to make a fortune off of the BS of AGW. Are they just jealous they weren’t oil baron’s so now want to start their own energy sector that we have to adhere to?

    Comment by Rosey — August 8, 2016 @ 10:45 am - August 8, 2016

  8. And people want the Left to run this country?? *Shudder*

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 8, 2016 @ 10:59 am - August 8, 2016

  9. Even leftie vegans cook their food.

    Except those into the raw food movement.

    Comment by RSG — August 8, 2016 @ 12:24 pm - August 8, 2016

  10. I vote that we send all the liberals to winter in North Dakota.

    Comment by COFlyerCLE — August 8, 2016 @ 12:24 pm - August 8, 2016

  11. ^ without fire

    Comment by Ilíon — August 8, 2016 @ 12:33 pm - August 8, 2016

  12. Life is far too easy. Now we spend time looking for reasons to be unhappy with convenience.

    I’ve always considered government to be like fire: necessary and useful but best kept at a safe distance and carefully watched.

    Comment by KCRob — August 8, 2016 @ 12:50 pm - August 8, 2016

  13. @ KCRob: It’s what Millennials refer to as “First World problems.”

    I’m willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt that they just churned out this drivel to meet a deadline, and didn’t stop to think about the larger implications of their words (a common problem for members of the Regressive Left, it seems). Otherwise, the author needs to be considered an enemy to liberty, civilization, and the human species itself.

    Comment by Sean L — August 8, 2016 @ 1:10 pm - August 8, 2016

  14. TPTB would love to uninvent advancements, I don’t just mean like giving blacks credit for inventing nut butter that Native Americans made before the US was discovered. They would love to remove the internet because it defeats the purpose of buying or destroying printing presses. Anyone with a cell phone can destroy carefully crafted leftist narratives.

    Consider the AI named Trey took less than 24 hours to figure out what the top men of Woody Wilsons day knew, because TPTB killed off the knowledge the founding fathers had.

    ““Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

    ― Woodrow Wilson, The New Freedom

    Comment by Steve — August 8, 2016 @ 2:43 pm - August 8, 2016

  15. This isn’t parody? Holy shizzle.

    Comment by Dale — August 16, 2016 @ 11:32 pm - August 16, 2016

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