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When nations, companies or movements throw vengeful tantrums

Every grownup knows what a temper tantrum looks like. The kid didn’t get his way. It’s time to make the grownups pay – by causing obstacles, by screeching about anything and everything, by hitting, and so forth. The kid might still not win on the immediate issue X. But who knows, the grownups might just try to mollify him on another issue Y. It’s part revenge, part blackmail. We can expect a lot of tantrums now over Brexit.

Brexit doesn’t change much, “in the now”. First, it hasn’t even happened. (It will be weeks or months before Britain invokes Article 50.) Second, if and when it happens, it need not affect the existing terms of European trade, finance or hardly anything other than British border control. All that it will take to keep the existing trade going is a few new pieces of paper with a few new signatures.

No, Brexit is more of a matter for the future. Assuming it happens, it will mean that the UK’s -future course- is to avoid a full-on political merger with the rest of Europe; avoid the destruction of its borders and sovereignty; etc.

And, to the various socialist cronies of Europe, that’s unforgivable. And for years, vast problems (unrelated to Brexit) have been piling up for them. And for years, they’ve tried to not admit the full extent of their problems. Problems which they have caused and/or failed to deal with.

Guess what? Now that they didn’t get their way on Brexit, they’re going to blame everything on Brexit. Even though Brexit is mostly unrelated.

It’s as if termites have eaten away at your home for years. Your home is ready to crash. You have failed to deal with it. Now your partner insists that you stay home on Saturday night and don’t go to that casino. Guess what? Your plan is to light a little fire to help your termite-eaten home crash faster; and when the cops arrive, you’ll blame your partner for everything. Now that’s a tantrum.

It’s already begun. Earlier we had the credit downgrades on the UK. It’s pure payback, of course. Nothing fundamental has changed about the UK’s finances. The ratings companies became political, some years ago. Governments can and will torture the ratings companies; therefore, they do the bidding of governments. The downgrades then add to market turmoil. In other words: Kid throws tantrum.

Another example is, crashing Italian banks that demand massive new bailouts. European banks’ finances have been rotten for years. Their stocks were inevitably going to crash at some point, when the world admitted the reality. But guess what? Brexit! So give us new bailouts!

It’s the new Climate Change, or maybe the new Salted Caramel. Everything this year is going to be Brexit. Decaying art? Brexit! Venezuelan collapse? Brexit! Fukushima radiation levels? Brexit! Solar flares? Brexit! U.S. recession? Personal negativity? Brexit!

Why not? The world – or at least, the media-socialist-crony world – hates UK Independence (and border control) that much. Everyone will agree to join the fun and not be honest about the longstanding, real causes of a great many problems.

UPDATE – it continues: The European Central Bank’s leader, Mario Draghi, predicts low economic growth and currency devaluations from Brexit. Let’s be clear.

  • Europe was already going to be stuck in years of low growth.
  • Currency devaluation is what Draghi has already been wanting and attempting, for years.

But guess what? The new scapegoat, Brexit!

Brexit: passed by the working classes?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 9:31 am - June 27, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Politics abroad

It seems so.

As Britain voted to leave the European Union last week, the leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage said, “The election was won in my view in the Midlands and the North and it was the old Labour vote that came to us…” This morning, Deutsche Bank’s Jim Reid puts some numbers on it:

In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class – professional/managers etc) voted remain, 49% of C1s (lower middle class – supervisory/clerical or junior management/administrative), 36% of C2s (skilled working class) and 36% of DEs (Ds – semi & unskilled manual workers; Es – casual/lowest grade worker or state pensioner).

By implication, the ones who didn’t vote for Remain, voted for Leave. In other words, over 60% of rank-and-file British workers voted for the Leave campaign. (Note: ZH provides no link to the original. If you have a link to the original, please post it in the comments.)

We could take this interesting tidbit, if it’s true, in any number of directions.

  • Among workers, is this a rise of protectionism? Or is it a rise of appropriate national pride and common sense?
  • Is the recent day or two of market turmoil really just the ruling classes throwing a temper tantrum?
  • What should be made of all these leftists saying that Brexit passed because of old people, conservatives and racists? Are left-wingers name-calling their own base? The Party apparatchiks are mad at their base? Is the spat temporary, or something deeper?

UPDATE: Can there be any doubt that the EU hates democratic accountability? (Being accountable to the People it presumes to govern) One of its various Presidents, Martin Schultz, has now said:

“The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate”.

I saw that coming.

Tim Cook’s Hypocritical Virtue-Signalling

Posted by V the K at 9:25 am - June 20, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

Apple is refusing to participate in the Republican National Convention, allegedly because they object to Donald Trump’s “bigotry.”

Apple will continue to do business in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uganda, and other countries where people can be murdered for being gay and women can be punished for being raped.

Oh, Hypocrisy

Posted by V the K at 1:58 pm - June 17, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

The owner of a pair of restaurants in Maine has announced that she will refuse to serve gun owners because of her personal moral objections to “weapons of war.”  What if she refused to serve gay gun owners? Or black gun owners? Then would she be breaking the law? Or, it only OK if she refuses white normal gun owners? What if a transgendered gun owner wants to use her toilet?

Iowahawk May Be Onto Something

Posted by V the K at 7:21 am - May 24, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

New York Values

Posted by V the K at 8:26 am - March 30, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

The left-wing Governor of New York is banning state employees from traveling to North Carolina, on the basis that barring biological males from using the women’s bathroom is the worst violation of Human Rights in the History of Everything.

On the other hand, traveling to the Communist Island Gulag of Cuba is something he supports and encourages.

Cuomo recently visited Cuba and even teamed up with JetBlue to encourage travel to the nation, which would “[open] the door to new economic opportunities” for New York businesses. As The Washington Free Beacon points out, however, this move is quite hypocritical in light of the governor’s ban on state travel to North Carolina. Cuba has a horrible history of sending gay and transgender people to prison and labor camps for their ‘deviant lifestyle.’ And while things have certainly improved on the island nation for this minority group, many say they are still harassed and detained by police, and have a difficult time finding work.

I guess the difference is that northeastern leftists prefer Communists to Southern Christians; they understand Communists.

I still don’t see why using the bathroom and locker room appropriate to your biology is such a big, fat, hairy deal… but it seems to be the new Civil Rights/Destroy Traditional Values Crusade of the Embittered Left.

Nero “Traumatizes” Special Gay College Snowflakes

Posted by V the K at 8:12 am - March 4, 2016.
Filed under: Academia,Liberal Hypocrisy

Milo Yiannopoulos visited the University of Pittsburgh (annual cost of attendance $44,250) yesterday and spoke his opinions about things;

During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap “idiots,” declared the Black Lives Matter movement a “supremacy” group, while feminists are “man-haters.”

These words… these horrible, horrible  words were simply too much for poor, poor delicate little snowflakes to bear.

Marcus Robinson, president of Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance, said after leaving the lecture on Monday, he felt unsafe on campus for the first time.

“So many of us shared in our pain. I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger. This event erased the great things we’ve done,” Robinson said. “For the first time, I’m disappointed to be at Pitt.”

Read that again; the fact that someone was able to come to campus and express a point of view that was different than his put him in Danger.

“This is more than hurt feelings, this is about real violence. We know that the violence against marginalized groups happens every day in this country. That so many people walked out of that [event] feeling in literal physical danger is not alright,” Claire Matway, a social work and urban studies major, said.

That’s the left for you: Speech that they don’t approve of is “Real Violence.”

Terrorizing people who come to hear a conservative speak on campus, not real violence.

Got it.

These snowflakes really believe that allowing people to speak opinions that are different than theirs is the worst form of oppression that has ever been visited on any people at any time in history.

Ain’t it funny how the left-wing trolls never comment when the topic of the post is their own special snowflake contingent?

Don’t You Just Hate Religious Hypocrites?

Posted by V the K at 9:07 am - February 29, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

12795445_10154093953066336_2081250106153504529_n After finishing his sermon, on how the SIN of Carbon emissions was going to cause the sinners to “Roast on the Fiery Pit of Climate Change” unless the sinner forsook their evil, selfish lifestyles of hydrocarbon consumption and embraced the Holy Green Path of Righteousness … the Reverend Leonardo di Caprio of the First Church of Gaia left his pulpit at the Oscars to take leave with his phalanx of gun-toting bodyguards and entourage of disciples and hussies.  Together, they trouped off in their motorcade of gas guzzling SUV’s and rode to the airport where his carbon spewing private jet whisked them off to one of his many massive carbon negative homes to plan the next enormous party on one of his huge fuel guzzling yachts that all his guests ride on their own private jets to get to.

Obama Lavishes Praise on Anti-Gay Mosque

Posted by V the K at 8:13 am - February 4, 2016.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

President Obama made a much-publicized visit to a mosque yesterday in which he praised Islam with such gushing fervor you would have thought Mohammedans invented single-payer health care and the capital gains tax.

What was less publicized is that the leadership of this mosque Obama honored with his presence have a record on gay tolerance that has much more in common with the Westboro Baptist Theater Troupe than the faculty at Wellesley.

Being a homosexual “is an immoral act, it is a shameful act, it is despised act, it is haram, it is forbidden in Islam, completely, absolutely, from the Koran, the Hadith [recorded statements from Islam’s reputed founder, the leader Muhammad) and by consensus of the scholars from the beginning of Islam,” says Imam Yaseen Shaikh, who was hired in  to serve as the head of Islamic teaching or Islamic “scholar” for the Islamic Society of Baltimore and its nearby Al-Rahmah school.

Will this matter to the Progressive Gay Left. Of course not. Mohammedans are part of the great Social Democrat Coalition and therefore get a pass on that.

Also, kind of par for the course for people who think the solution to Mohammedan rape gangs is hashtags and YouTube videos. (But college males accused of rape by mentally unstable girls should have their lives destroyed.)

Dinesh D’Souza Schools Social Justice Wanker

Posted by V the K at 3:22 pm - December 12, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

Sometimes, it takes a conservative, Indian-American intellectual to lay the smackdown on a white male leftist hypocrite (being coached by a spastic middle-aged hippie).

If you don’t care to watch, Let me summarize:

Social Justice Wanker: “White privilege is the end product of generations of economic injustice and white people stealing from brown people and can only be ended by white people giving up their privilege.”

D’Souza: “If you really feel that way, why don’t you give up your privilege to a disadvantaged person of color.”

Social Justice Wanker: “Derp”

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*We* Don’t Make Heroes Out of Violent Psychopaths

Posted by V the K at 4:13 pm - November 29, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

A violent psychopath went on a shooting spree near a Planned Parenthood butcher shop over Thanksgiving weekend.

He will not become a martyr and symbol of any movement, like violent thug Michael Brown.

No one on the right will wear a T-shirt or wave a banner emblazoned with his image, like mass-murdering communist icon Che Guevara.

He will not be given a teaching position at the University of Illinois and become a celebrated community organizer like unrepentant left-wing terrorist Bill Ayers.

He will not be given a job as a correspondent for taxpayer-funded NPR, become a cause celebre among the Hollywood left, and given honorary degrees like left-wing cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.

The Right does not make violent sociopaths into heroes.

The Left does.

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Using Government to Force Their Preferences on Others

Posted by V the K at 6:28 am - November 25, 2015.
Filed under: Gun Control,Liberal Hypocrisy

The Progressive Mentality in a Nutshell. *I* don’t like it, so *you* should not be allowed to have it.

 

District Mayor Muriel Bowser said that she does not favor changing Washington’s strict gun control laws to let people defend themselves from an “active shooter” because “I don’t like guns.”

Easy for her to say; she is constantly surrounded by armed, taxpayer-provided security.

Things We Condemn – and expect our opponents to condemn

So, this post is written by Jeff; but I may say we/us/our in the following, meaning that I’m pretty sure that other GP authors would agree with me.

From time to time, trolls show up in GayPatriot’s comments section: people who are here not to provide new info or discuss anything for real, but only to throw accusations. They are usually left-wing. It’s fun, because they so often provide evidence for our points about how the Left thinks (or rather, doesn’t think).

You can tell a troll because his accusations are illogical. He usually shows little understanding of our viewpoints as the writers of GP, which may differ among us on some issues, but which are always rooted in our respect for human life including liberty (human freedom).

For example, if you understood anything about our viewpoints, you would know that we condemn violence^^ against gays and lesbians. And against women. And against black people or any minority. We condemn physical violence against anybody who isn’t a perpetrator of physical violence, because we condemn all physical violence that isn’t necessary for self-defense. No peaceful citizen should have to live in fear for his or her physical safety.

Likewise, we condemn anyone who -calls for- violence^^ against gays and lesbians, against women, or against anybody else who hasn’t committed criminal violence. To our way of thinking, we shouldn’t have to say the preceding, because it should be SO OBVIOUS that it flows from our principles. But if it’s important to you that we say it: there it is. Easy to say. Done.

It’s an example of something so basic that we would expect any commenter on GP who wants to be taken seriously to feel the same way. A similar example of something basic would be condemning violence against children – including the sexual exploitation of minors, such as child pornography or pedophilia**.

Rejecting the sexual exploitation of minors is so obvious and basic to being a decent human being that a person should not normally be asked to condemn pedophilia – but, if she is asked to, it should be quite easy for her to say “Of course I condemn it – Done.”

The thing is: When it comes to the Gay Left, and because the Gay Left sometimes tolerates NAMBLA or promotes certain individuals who do condone sex with minors, it may be legitimate to ask the person to condemn it. And when they condemn it, that’s good. You got your answer, and you move on to other topics.

At this point, a gay leftie might say “But then we’re right to ask you if you condemn violence against gays!! Because you tolerate or associate with Christians, and Christians promote or condone violence against gays!!!1!11!1!”

And the answer is: No, Christians don’t. Of course you can find some crazy/fringe person who happens to call themselves “Christian” and calls for violence against lesbians or gays; but the key words there are “crazy” and “fringe”. The words apply because the real world is different. In the real world, all major denominations of Christianity reject violence against gays.

But, sadly, it is not equally true that all major Gay Left groups, Pride parades, etc. shun NAMBLA and condemn anyone who has sex with teenage boys. Sadly, no.

All this came up in a recent GP thread. A leftie commenter asked me if I condemn violence against gays, and/or anyone calling for violence against gays. I replied readily that I do. Thinking that I was throwing the guy a softball, I said, now you can reciprocate my example by condemning pedophilia, right? He couldn’t or wouldn’t. Instead, he claimed that Christian leaders typically call for violence against gays. I demanded contemporary examples – and the one example that he provided (after some stalling and further hand-waving) was just a fringe nutcase, a worthless example.

To summarize.

  1. We (authors at Gay Patriot) condemn violence^^ against gays. (and always have)
  2. We condemn anyone who promotes or calls for violence^^ against gays. (and we always have)
  3. We condemn pedophilia**. (and always have)
  4. We find these things easy to say, when we are challenged about it.
  5. We think that any decent person should find these things easy to say, if they are challenged.
  6. We do NOT normally want people to be challenged on these things, in GP comments. (Why not? For staying on topic, for goodwill / presumption of innocence, etc.)
  7. But, if a troll is going to make challenges on these things, then he or she may expect to be challenged back – and had better come up with the right answers. As we do.
  8. In the future, when we are challenged, we may simply refer the troll back to this post.

(^^Violence meaning: real violence, which of course is physical violence.)

(**Pedophilia broadly also including hebephilia/ephebophilia, the sexual exploitation of teenagers or of any/all minors.)

When Will the Left Ban T-Shirts Celebrating This Racist?

Thanks, guys in the comments.

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The Pope’s Hypocrisy

Item 1: Pope Francis attacks wealth-holders and calls for the redistribution of (other people’s, natch) wealth to the poor.

Hypocritical Element: The Vatican’s holdings are worth tens of billions; and there is no discussion of liquidating them for distribution to the poor.

Item 2: The Pope says that Weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christians.

Hypocritical Element: Not only is the Pope protected by paramiliaries armed with firearms, but the Vatican Bank is a major shareholder in Pietro Baretta Arms.

Item 3: In issuing an encyclical calling for the faithful to embrace the dogma of Climate Change and support the expansion of Government power and the diminishing of individual rights in order to fight it, the pope said, “I would like to enter a dialogue with all people about our common home.”

Hypocritical element: “All People” does not include climate change skeptics, who were excluded from participating in the encyclical.

You begin to see why this Pope is unusually popular on the Progressive Left. And watching the party that has always insisted that religion had no business in government, the same progressives who have been slamming the Roman Catholic church for decades, suddenly cheering as the Pope endorses their policy prescriptions is rich indeed.

Why Is Josh Duggar Worse Than Kaitlyn Hunt?

Posted by V the K at 10:49 am - June 6, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

We don’t know the particulars of whatever sex crimes Josh Duggar may have committed when he was fourteen years years old (a juvenile), but we do know that the left wing thinks that on the basis of those past behaviors, regardless of his apparent repentance and good behavior since, he… and every other evangelical Christian… should be punished forever. Perhaps by stoning.

In contrast, Kaitlyn Hunt was 18 years old (an adult) when she stalked and raped a fourteen year old girl. Ms Hunt, in contrast, became a cause celebre on the left (not quite to the degree of a Mike Brown or a Mumia Jamal, but still a celebrity).

Looking at these two cases, should one conclude that it’s socially acceptable for an adult lesbian to stalk and molest an underage girl? (The Vagina Monologues contained exactly such a scene.) But on the other hand, if an underage boy commits a sex offense, he should be branded, shunned, and punished for life… along with his entire family?

Leftists Stand Up for Freedom of Certain Religions

Posted by V the K at 11:41 pm - May 29, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Dhimmitude,Liberal Hypocrisy

A group of sanctimonious left-wing dhimmis has started a movement called #NotMyAmerica because of their outrage over people who provoke Mohammedans to acts of violence and terror by drawing pictures of their prophet Mohammed.

“In our America, freedom of speech should not be used to trump freedom of religion,” she told The Huffington Post. “All Americans have the right to worship free of fear and intimidation.”

When free speech provokes, threatens, incites, it’s no longer productive or safe. That’s what #PHXmosque rally is. That’s #NotMyAmerica

So, I am certain they will be showing up at the next San Francisco Gay Pride Parade to protest these people then, right?

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Progressives Exempt Themselves

Posted by V the K at 7:29 am - May 28, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

Some news on the leftist hypocrisy front, the left-wing unions in Los Angeles have been fighting to price themselves out of the labor market and be replaced by robots for a $15-an-hour living wage. And now that they are on the verge of getting Government to force that law on business owners, the unions are demanding that they and their workers be exempt from it.

Also, socialist icon Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) apparently bought an old lady’s house for $30K and then, instead of making it into affordable housing for the proletariat, flipped it for a $115K profit. Someone should tell her she didn’t build that, and has no right to make money from it.

The Duggar Thing and the Left’s Complete Misunderstanding of Christianity

Posted by V the K at 9:45 pm - May 24, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Pop Culture

The left, and vile POS Dan Savage in particular, is obsessed with the Duggar family of Arkansas; because they are white, hetersexual, Christian fundamentalists and refuse to be ashamed of any of those things like leftists think they should be.

And it turns out, one of the Duggar boys, a long time ago, did something terrible. He confessed to it, repented of it, and never made any attempt to excuse or justify it, or ask anyone else to. And that thing he did was similar in kind and degree to what honored left-wing film-makers Roman Polanski, Victor Salva, and Woody Allen did; none of whom repented of the child-rapes or creepy incestuous molestations they committed, and all of whom are welcome members of the left-wing film-making community.

But the left is going after the Duggar family with all the pitchforks and torches they can round up. And they are… in the manner of a crazed, self-righteous mob… positively gleeful about the alleged hypocrisy of the Duggar situation… because it supposedly proves Christians are awful, Christians are hypocrites, Christianity is a lie, and everybody should be a hedonistic atheist; because they are paragons of never being hypocrites.

Glenn Beck explains why they are wrong, wrong. wrong!

They would indeed be correct in their assessment if the central tenet of the Christian faith was that all believers in Christ are without sin or blemish. But far from that being a doctrine of the religion, it is actually the precise opposite of what Christians believe. None of us — not the Duggars, not anyone — claim that a faith in Jesus bestows perfect holiness on the faithful. It is because of our sinful nature that we need Him. When we sin, we do not disprove that thesis; we underscore it.

Christianity is not a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card that absolves holders of all transgressions, but Leftism totally is. Leftism is why Al Gore can fly all over the world on private jets and have multiple homes that have a larger carbon footprint than some third world countries; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Bill Clinton can be a serial abuser of women and have feminists run to his defense; his leftism makes it okay. Leftism is why Michael Moore can avoid union labor and take tax breaks for making movies in Michigan while decrying corporate welfare; his leftism makes it okay.

Leftists don’t understand Chrisitianity; because it is utterly unlike leftism.

Why Do Progressives Try to Sound Like Republicans?

Posted by V the K at 4:42 pm - May 18, 2015.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

There was a different version of this commercial — put out by the progressive left Government of the State of New York — on CNN earlier today, advertising that New York was a great place to do business; because of the high quality of government services provided by its high taxes.

Just kidding, it actually was bragging about tax cuts, tax free zones, and “no taxes for 10 years” on new investment. Weird to see progressive Democrats pushing the same policies they excoriate Republicans for. Why don’t progs brag about the policies they really believe in?

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The kicker is, if you go to the New York State business website, they are bragging about how they are cracking down on nail salons with new inspection, licensing requirements, and a whole bunch of new “safety regulations.” Complete with new “state enforcement teams” to make sure nail salons meet state standards.

They’ve also set up “Fast Food Minimum Wage Board” to figure out how to get to that $15-an-hour that’s been so successful in Seattle and San Francisco.

Funny the commercial doesn’t mention those progressive efforts.

Bit of a mixed message.