My 8 year old girl just now:
"Dad, if being white is a choice – why did you make me choose to be white?"
I told her I didn't know I was making that choice and hoped she could one day forgive me.
"That will depend on how you behave going forward."
I sobbed softly
— Michael (@misterj880) February 20, 2021
Everything I don’t like is akin to the holocaust!
Half the country are Nazi’s!
Also, how dare Gina Carano compare our subjugation to Naziism!
There isn’t too much to add to this conversation that hasn’t already been said. The contradictions to the enforcement of cancel culture and the double-standards are as useless to fight against as they were the last time a global super-power succumbed to socialism. Mind you, I do not view what is going on today as simply a socialist take-over. It’s more like the steady unveiling of The Great Technopoly. However, the tactics of un-personing enemies of the new state religion are very much the same.
Gina’s comments were deemed ‘abhorrent’ – in other words, she simply didn’t sign onto the latest set of religious dictums assigned by the left onto their country. Contrast this with the words used to describe actual terrorists by the Washington Post, “Austere Religious Scholar”. Reality warping seems to be the strategy set in place to make sure we will swallow anything from impeachment to woke.
Most of what we are seeing is signaling, and no I do not mean virtue signaling. We are beyond that. Virtue signaling implied gain was to be had from espousing the ‘correct’ opinions. We have stepped beyond that point to where the signaling is done now as way of keeping the secret police away from your door – it’s become a matter of survival now. A new passover..
Companies espousing ‘core values’ isn’t new but it is a recent phenomenon that their purpose has shifted in its use. The core values of a company were there for workers to hold against the company when it wasn’t living up to them – resulting in resentful employees. Today however, the professional activists have found ways of holding companies ransom and turning a rather strong profit. BLM took in billions by shouting ‘RACIST’ at the sky when a random white person killed a black person. It’s lucrative and hard to blame them for exploiting this – but the effect it’s had on businesses to put out statements and fundamentally rewrite the businesses value structure is unprecedented in modern America.
It’s no wonder Disney fired Gina Carano. It’s no wonder the Twitter trending column calls her ‘abhorrent’. Everyone is putting lambs blood over their doors.
America is being held ransom by unimpressive, undeserved, and morally reprehensible people. Add Gina to the list of many who have come before her and many who will come after.
Like the individual, the less aware a culture is of its own proclivities to change, the more likely it seems that society or individual…
- achieves its aims
- isn’t suffering mass delusion of it’s own abilities to change
Non-self-conscious social change is the gold standard of societal growth. People who too often talk about things they are going to do tend to not only never do them, but also tend to be way out of their depths to begin with. This isn’t to say that the deep desire for change isn’t one that should not spark a desperate yearning for it. It’s just to say that for those of us who have experienced change on an individual level know that it is a gentle, almost effortless process (when the time is right).
There is also a difference to be made here when it comes to the concept of growth. Growth is not change in this instance. Growth can be thought of as going from point A1 to point A2. Change on the other hand, is moving from point A1 to point 5Q. Individuals who want to be a completely different person from who they were (perhaps from drug addiction or from an abusive upbringing) can tell you that the process of absolute personal change is impossible. It is possible to grow but that individual still holds the imprint of their trauma (and for good reason).
Societal change happens over generations, unlike the individual who has one lifetime to change. If you’ve noticed an acceleration of headlines that promote ideas akin to 2 + 2 = 5, well congrats on waking up – the hour is late. An enlightened society, living not in delusions of itself would stop itself from pushing any political propaganda onto toddlers but alas, the call for fundamental societal change is an “absolute good” (says the person with zero personal self interest).
Montgomery County Elementary School, “They’re not too young to talk about race.”
Are you done punching your monitor?
Societal change that is born out of commonality is the type of change we have enjoyed for many years. It doesn’t make too big a sound either. Like the man busy at work on his own life, high change (growth) happens without him needing to boast about it. A common point of exception is made around the topic of desegregation which were fought in the courts and on the streets quite loudly. But societal change had been building for years with the only hold-out being the official governmental law-changes that stood in its way of a just and total victory. We are pointed to groups like the KKK as a way of debating this point, that the existance of such a group stands in the way of an entire society existing outside of their evils. As the left loves to repeat ad infinitum “Not all (insert group here)”!
“In Jacksonville, the streetcar company delated enforcing the segregated seating law of 1901 until 1905. Georgia’s state law of 1891 segregating the races was ignored by the streetcar companies in Augusta until 1898, in Savannah until 1899, and in the latter city was not fully enforced until 1906. In Mobile, the streetcar company publicly refused to enforce the Jim Crow laws of 1902, until its streetcar conductors began to be arrested and fined for non- compliance with the law.” – Preferential Policies, Thomas Sowell
We all like to play the hero, so of course, those who pushed themselves to the front of the line and took these issues to court, or marched are deemed the change agents. They may have been the spark but the rocket fuel was already well established at that point.
Today we are faced with highly self-conscious societal change. We are so self conscious we have stepped into modern struggle sessions to repent for age-old slip-ups that would normally be forgive. The zero-sum game that we are engaged in that of a highly self-conscious society ready to tear itself limb from limb over “cultural appropriation”. I want to go back to a growing America, not a fundamentally changing one.
Not liking sports teams and/or athletes because they “win too much” is a lib mentality.
Yes I said it Tom Brady haters, it’s a lib mentality disliking number one. Envy under the guise of fairness is the first step into left wing politics. Left-wingers tend to be raging with envy and drowning in statistical discrepancies, driving them mad (starting to sound familiar?). The fresh-out-of-college, historically disadvantaged minority activists, crazy people – this coalition of voters and activists (the true believers) hate anyone who stand out and displays greatness. A steady diet of rights and victimhood will do that to a person, after all.
Standing out from the crowd is and always will be replete with risk. Competency and aspiration are now more risky than ever as “cancellation” becomes the modern day guillotine. Genuflect for your ‘privilege’ and partake in a modern Maoist struggle session.
Greatness should inspire and serve you, not take anything away from what you have or don’t have. Without those striving upward toward greatness, we are left with mediocrity as the standard bearer. We are left with morbidly obese Calvin Klein models on billboards in Times Square. We are left with ugliness. Do not begrudge those who achieve great things in the modern era, the stakes are far too high right now. It is more important than ever to stand out and be great.
Greatness is uplifting, endlessly fascinating, beautiful, and everything the left hates. If the idea of Tom Brady reaching the level of greatness that comes once every hundred years in sports bothers you because “it’s someone else’s turn”, you are displaying the lib mentality that is corrosive to our shared reality.
Right-wing sports fans… drop the lib mentality.
Declaring comedy to be dead is not exactly for me to say. However, what I can declare is that establishment comedy (ie Hollywood blockbusters and Late Night programming has been dead for years).
Every now and then an SNL skit will crawl its way onto my news feed. Every now and then I risk wasting my time by seeing what the current cast is up to and every time I find myself questioning what I just watched and what went so horribly wrong. The skits that are passed around usually come packaged with a “Spot on” or “Omg yessss“. As we know the true sign of a knee-slapper can be summed up by declaratives akin to “this is a reference that I know and THAT is what makes it funny because it is true”.
To lend an olive branch – there is plenty of “funny” still going on in places like Youtube (for now) and in underground comedy circuits. A lot of the folks that would have you falling off your chair are banned from the internet (but we aren’t allowed to admit that). However, I believe the Late Night and Hollywood dry spell we seem to be living through is in direct correlation to the amount of EASY and GENUINELY funny opportunities and observations that are passed up in the name of not offending the “wrong” people. (HINT HINT: It’s political. HINT HINT: It’s democrats).
Laughter, it seems, is now passé and gauche. How else would you still keep your zombie audience feeling good about themselves and continue to grind out hot garbage. This and using the show to promote the latest “celebrity” who danced the right dance have robbed the audiences of the kind of unbridled laughter that “The Californians” or Norm Macdonald’s irreverence brought.
A self-satisfied “Yesss” or “So true” has replaced the belly laugh and the kind of squirm-in-your-chair experience of an uncomfortable truth being said in just the right way and at just the right moment.
So if you wish to partake in this whacky phenomena we are living through follow these steps…
- Get a glass of red wine
- Declare things as funny and/or spot-on on social media. Do this between sips and texting your biffys, because let’s face it – no one watching Late Night comedy is giving it their full attention.
- Mike Lindell
- Lou Dobbs
Not liking any or all of these members of your own ideological “big-tent” is now a personality-type and brand that we’ve all come to know and love… First of all let me be first in line to tell you how stunning (and brave) it is and just how thankful we are to you for your principled moralizing – it was the one thing that was truly lacking on our own side, so again – Thank you.
By this point in Trump’s Presidency Michael Flynn was being investigated for Russian ties to spark up a 3 year investigation. The federal government was activated against its own boss (The Leader of the Free World) by direction of the Media and DC Establishment through feigned outrage and a constant shouting of “OUR NORMS”. Flash forward to today, right wingers are debating **checks notes** just HOW MUCH they disagree with a would-be unknown Republican Georgia Congresswoman. Way to keep your eye on the ball conservatives!
We are still neck-deep in a pandemic, Biden has yet to deliver on his promises to give the American people relief, Time Magazine revealed there was a massive coordinated effort which included all major institutions in America to “fortify” the election and republicans are dunking on **checks notes** Mike Lindell (the pillow commercial guy) and Lou Dobbs for being “crazy”. Gee it’s fun being a conservative.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
-Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals
The amount of perspective you would have to lack in order to waste your time opining on MTG, in any capacity, is frankly mind-blowing. Instead of holding the Biden Administration accountable for not providing the American People with relief (something he ran on), we have spent an entire week denouncing an unknown Georgia Congresswoman for statements she made on facebook. Do we have to re-read Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals people? Talk about a Master Class by the Media/DC Establishment.
This is my first post going undercover as a conservative opinion writer. My 8 year old daughter CAN NOT FIND OUT about my secret life as a conservative. Folks call it “splitting” – I call it, my own personal nightmare. I’m currently hiding in the guest room while she is doing “handstands to undo-whiteness” in the kitchen. It bears repeating – DO NOT TELL HER ABOUT THIS!
Usually when I’m checking Twitter, she’s there, watching my every move. I feel compelled to write about her latest woke profundities to share with the rest of the world for fear she will have me cancelled or WORSE.
For example, today she said, “AOC didn’t need to be in the building to have FELT what it was like to be raped by white supremacists, we all felt it that day.” I had no choice but to post it in earnest!! Anyway, I look forward to giving my thoughts on all things political and cultural from up here in the guest room (under the bed) with regular updates on the state of my 8 year old (who totally exists).