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Of Virtue and Vice

Posted by Troy on 14th November 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature

In light of the multitude of sexual scandals mounting in Hollywood and DC, with more and more no doubt in sight, I think of CS Lewis and his discussion of virtues and sins.  How every sin is merely a perversion of something good that God has given us.  Sex, in particular in this case, being a good between husband and wife.  Or at the very least (not in CS Lewis’ book, but by modern convention) between two willing parties.  In particular, I look at Hollywood.  They are so willing to pass judgement on the rest of us.  They are so willing to decry the plight of women.  Meanwhile, the constantly peddle negative stereotypes for women.  They objectify women.  They frequently portray women as nothing more than sex objects at worst or a hollow love interest, a mere plot device.  Jane Fonda stood up to the entire United States by giving aid and comfort to our enemies…but chickened out when it came to standing up to Harvey Weinstein.  Same thing for Jon Stewart and C.K. Louis.  These people all knew that was going on, and yet they said nothing.  Why?  Simple… cowardice.  In particular, financial cowardice.  They were afraid that they would wind up on a blacklist.  That they wouldn’t get parts.  Far better to sacrifice girl after girl to the casting couch.  What’s sad is these girls went on to be big stars.  And rather than stand up and demand justice, to show what went on, instead they swallowed Hollywood’s line.  They condemned the entire nation for a host of sins that Hollywood declared, meanwhile giving tacit approval to the sick practices that went on and on.  Letting new girls suffer the same disgusting treatment that was inflicted upon them, like some sort of disgusting hazing ritual.  “You can star in a movie, but first you have to have sex with Harvey.”  And why?  For a little bit of money.  Was it vanity that caused them to turn their backs on the side of good?  The desire to be liked being more important than anything else?  Or was it mere greed?  Was it just dollars?  Turning them into pimps and prostitutes, mere actors in a modern day human trafficking drama?

C.S. Lewis said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of very virtue at the testing point.”  The testing point came to them, and they failed.  They were cowards.

Let’s contrast this to Buddy Ebsen.  During the depression, an office executive told him “Ebsen, in order to give you the parts you deserve, we must own you.”  He replied, “I’ll tell you what kind of fool I am, Mr. Mayer, I can’t be owned.”  He quit.  He turned down a lucrative job just on the principal that he wouldn’t be owned, probably more of a splitting of hairs and wordplay–not as though he would have actually been a slave and been owned by someone.  But the idea of being owned, in any sense, disgusted him to the point that he quit.  He struggled because of this decision.  It would have been far easier for him to just sign the paper, sell himself over to the studio, but he didn’t.  Meanwhile, these Hollywood people, some of them who hold themselves out as feminists, watch as women were abused, harassed, or even raped, and didn’t say a word.  In some cases, these so called feminists were the ones assaulting these women.

Cowards.

Long Live the Constitution.

In Defense of Blackface

Posted by Troy on 28th October 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature

It’s Halloween time again, and people have trotted out the list of costumes that cannot be worn without offending people.  Topping the list, Moana (based on a Hawaiian girl).  Of course, I find this silly, and of course, the instant comeback is “Well, I guess you are okay with blackface,” or some similar remark.  Now, I am the type of person who demands my thought process be consistent.  So I have decided to explore this issue and come to a conclusion… can I defend blackface, as this is the backstop of all such arguments.  In addition, I will cover some other costumes which have been outlawed by the PC police.  Let’s go with… Indian Chief with headdress and Border Patrol Officer.

First, let’s look at Moana.  Why would a white girl want to dress as Moana?  Probably why she admires her.  I doubt she is trying to appropriate Hawaiian culture.  Instead, she wants to emulate the aspects of this character.  This admiration would increase the child’s desire to learn about Hawaiian culture.  It would also make the child less likely to discriminate against Pacific Islanders.  So why on earth would you want to stop her?  Okay, so what if a black child wants to dress like Braveheart or a knight?  What’s wrong with that?  Maybe he loves freedom.  Maybe he loves chivalry?  Does anyone want to tell the child that he cannot be a knight because only whites can be knights in shining armor?  What the hell kind of message does that send?  Can only Japanese dress as samurai?  Now if you say “Well, these are relics from the past and the rules do not apply to knights (etc).”  How does that argument stand up against the Indian Chief?

Well, that brings to my next point.  What if someone wants to dress as an Indian Chief?  Well, the first thing I would want to determine is…why would someone want to dress up as an Indian Chief?  Are they trying to mock Native Americans?  Probably not.  They probably want to dress like that because Native American headdresses are so badass and flashy.  Let’s be frank.  They are awesome.  Why would a blonde want to dress like a Japanese geshia?  Probably because she thinks she’ll look smoking hot in a sleek kimono.  I don’t believe that these people’s first thought is to offend.

Let’s assume then that you can be a black Superman.  You can be a white Storm.  Let’s also assume that you are allowed to paint your face as long as it does not have to do with race.  So a girl can paint her face green to be the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz.  So can a black guy paint his face white to be a more accurate Superman?  Can a white girl paint her face to be a more accurate Storm?  Does the intent matter?  Does wanting to be more accurate (which is really no different than painting your face green for the Wicked Witch) matter?  I think most people would say “No, you cannot do this without offending people.”  At this point, I have to ask why?  Well, I think we need to look at the history of blackface.  As with most things, it’s hard to really pin this down.  I have heard that it was a case of not having black actors and having to make do with blackface.  This was particularly true in England (etc).  It’s important to remember that this wasn’t JUST an American phase.  I have also heard that it was because white actors didn’t want to act with black actors.  Another thing I have heard was that they wanted to make fun of blacks (would conjecture that this goes along with the last point and/or they didn’t think they could hire blacks to make fun of blacks).  So, the history of blackface is closely tied to a history of mocking blacks.  The question then becomes, “Well, is it FOREVER tied to mocking blacks?”  And… “Since there is no history of whiteface for mocking whites, is that allowed?”  If Chris Rock decided to use whiteface to mock whites, do you think that would be allowed?   I think it WOULD be allowed.  Should it be allowed?  Eh…I think not.  If we are going to have prohibitions on transrace, then we cannot have that.  What about if someone wants to paint their face black but not because they are trying to pass for a black person, but because they are going as some sort of inanimate object which happens to be black (say, like a scorched tree or some such thing).

Transrace… what about transsexual?  Can a man dress up as Wonder Woman?  Can a woman be Thor?  Can a man just dress as a woman just for kicks?  This used to be just fair game.  Did the rules get even more complicated by the whole transsexual movement?  Is a man dressing up as a woman offensive to both women and men who identify as women?  Can only a transsexual man dress as a woman now?  What if you’re not transsexual but your a transvestite?  Whooooa… this whole thing is getting tricky.  Is even worse if the man does a very poor job dressing as a woman so that it’s actively making fun of transsexuals/transvestites?

So what about purposefully provocative outfits like the Border Patrol agent?  Well…are you saying that the Border Patrol is the new SS?  Is the Border Patrol a hate group?  A bunch of storm troopers?  What does that say about the traditional “cop” outfit?  Is that taboo as it might be offensive to the Black Lives Matter crowd?  But let’s go into something worse than that.  What about someone who goes as an abortion doctor?  Or Hitler?  Or the twin towers with flames and airplanes coming out?  All of these have really happened.   What about someone that dresses as culture or blackface with the expressed purpose of making fun of them (think drunk Irish, inbred hick, or blackface)?

Then there’s this.  What if only one person gets offended.  If one modern day Wiccian says “Witch costumes are offensive because they perpetuate stereotypes.”    This this happens, I hazard to think that no costumes would be left in short order.  Do you say, “Well, one person being offended is unimportant, but 20 million being offended is important!”  Basically, do you feel that freedom of speech should be abridged?  Make no mistake, dressing up as anything is merely freedom of speech in another form.  That’s all.

Eminem did a god-awful freestyle rap against Trump.  In it, he gave an impression of at Trump supporter being an ignorant hick, and I was offended.  But if someone dressed up as a hick for Halloween and acted like an ignorant redneck, I would not be offended.  Why?  Because it’s Halloween.  Because it’s all in good fun.

So, there are two types of offensive costumes.  There is the unintended offensive.  This is mostly cultural appropriation offensive.  If your only reason for picking a costume is that it looks cool or you actually appreciate the culture you are “appropriating,” then I’d say carry on.  If you mean no offense.  No offense should be taken.  If we don’t have this very basic level of tolerance, you may as well just cancel dressing up all together, for it will never end.  Then there is there is the intentionally offensive.  When someone dressed up as the world trade towers on fire, they are trying to get people offended.  This is probably the same thing when someone does blackface.  Honestly, the best course of action is to ignore them.  Giving them attention of any kind is exactly what they want.  I would say that any costume whose sole point is to mock people shouldn’t be done.  But good people probably realize this.  Even though I would argue for having a sense of humor over “banning” a costume, good manners would dictate that you shouldn’t mock someone.  If you’re design of a costume is trying to piss anyone off (let alone a specific group of people), you’re probably going down the wrong route.  If you are trying to make people laugh by mocking a group of people (like a drunken leprechaun costume), you’re probably going down the wrong road.  That being said, again, I’d prefer you choose to laugh rather than to get angry if someone dresses in such a manner, as I would laugh at someone making fun of Southerners (in any number of ways).  That leaves the final question then: what about the case of a white girl doing black face to go as Storm wherein she intends NO offense and is merely wanting to show off her makeup prowess and be more authentic?  Will I defend this?  Yes.  I would defend this.  There is no ill-intent in her heart, and I cannot assign her blame for what actors did way over fifty years ago.  However, I would advise her NOT to do it.  Blackface is a trigger offense.  Regardless of intent, it will instantly offend, and you will have to explain yourself.  Your explanations will fall on deaf ears, and your night will be ruined.  Just don’t do it.  Besides, wearing thick make-up all night is terribly uncomfortable and and leads to blemishes.

Long Live the Constitution!

Feminist Hypocrites

Posted by Troy on 15th October 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature

Jane Fonda came out and said she knew for a year about Harvey Weinstein, but she did think it was her place to tell about it.  Apparently, giving aid and comfort to the Viet-Con is cool, but trying to stop rapes and other sexual misconduct goes too far.  Her ilk are hypocrites.  Given the pervasive nature of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, I hazard to guess that they didn’t say anything because they were afraid of losing their livelihood.  Now that everyone knows Hollywood’s dirty little secret, these faux-feminists are afraid that their brand has become tarnished the the Truth.  Now, suddenly, they are sickened by Harvey Weinstein.  And I am sickened by their hypocrisy.  Now, Harvey Weinstein is offered up as a sacrificial lamb.  Hollywood is denouncing him at a record pace, but they only seek to do so to protect their industry, that business of usual may continue.  For these directors and casting agents and stars want the continued extra-curricular activities.  We should not believe there is any redemption until there is a cleansing.  A night of the long knives.  A culling.  Not just firings, but legal recourse.  People thrown in jail for rape and accessory to rape.  Financial restitution for sexual harassment.  Unless Hollywood turns into a figurative slaughterhouse, I will not believe them.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Death of Civility

Posted by Troy on 3rd October 2017 in Human Nature

I had a black friend unfriend me because of my support of Trump.  I had known the guy for probably thirty years or more at this point.  However, since I voted for Trump, I am a racist.  It doesn’t matter that I voted for Ben Carson (a white sell-out in his opinion) or that my wife is Asian.  Nope…I am a white supremacist.  That is what the Left and Hollywood and the Media has accomplished.  I have not heard of a single Trump supporter demanding their friends support Trump or end the friendship.  I have heard plenty of (whatever the hell you wanna call them) demand you DENOUNCE Trump or they will not be your friend.  This is akin to emotional blackmail.  The Left has not made it an intellectual argument.  Instead, they have stipulated clearly: If you support Trump, you are a white supremacist, or a racist, or whatever bigoted term you choose.  Surely, you have no rational reason for choosing to vote for Trump other than your hatred of the “lessor races.”  I hate to break it to you, but people voted Trump for a variety of reasons.  What the Left/Media/Etc seeks to do is to separate people and prevent them from talking, and I hate to say that they appear to be successful.

I pity my old friend.  He has been brainwashed so completely, his mind an empty husk that can only be filled by the propaganda of what he has been told.  Cutting off all voice of opposition, he will be forever beholden to the powers that be.  He will forsake friends that would help him for the meaningless lies that drip from his party’s mouth.  Winding up with nothing.  For his party does not care for him.  They use him as all parties do.  Obama will not appear to help him when he needs it.  Clinton will not appear to help him when he needs it.  Kaepernick will not show up to help him when he needs it.  I might have.  But now I will not, and I have nothing but absolute pity for him.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump is not dividing us. YOU are dividing us.

Posted by Troy on 26th September 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Those who hate Trump declare that he is dividing us.  I will say that Trump is not the one dividing us.  What might me more accurate is that the media is dividing us.  Hollywood is dividing us.  Sports are dividing us.  Politicians are dividing us.  But all of this is wrong.

YOU are the one who is dividing us.

When you decide to break off friendships base on whether or not someone supports Trump, you are dividing us.

If you have a friend who has been there for you for the last ten years, and you find out that he supported Trump or hates Trump, and you dump that friend… what does that say, exactly?

You will say “Well, his supporting of Trump is proof that he is a racist and a sexist and anti-immigrant and pro-Nazi…”  HOLY SHIT!!!!  He was that horrible a human being and managed to hide it from you for ten whole years?  Tricking you by helping you move and giving you rides to the airport and shit like that?  Gotta watch them Nazis.  They are tricky as hell.

Or might it be that your friend is perfectly fine?  That outside forces have told you that this is what you should believe because believing such things allows you to shut your mind to them, to avoid conversations.  After all, what can you learn from a Nazi?  You can’t convince a Nazi.  So why talk to them?

As such, you divide us.  Where there is no conversation, there can be no growth.  There can be no reconciliation.  The worst things is all that’s left when people stop talking is violence.

This is why it’s important NOT to unfriend people.  Why you shouldn’t divorce your husband regardless of what the View tells you.  Talk to the person with an open mind.  Maybe you will learn something, even if is just that they have reasons for their beliefs and they are not monsters.  Hell, maybe you will change their mind.

Long Live the Constitution!

Of Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Posted by Troy on 22nd August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature

More people are taking the knee during the national anthem.  Others are demanding that some team sign Kaepernick.  They say that his display is freedom of speech.

Yes.  Of course it is.  Just like when the Dixie Chicks shot off at the mouth and said they were embarrassed that George Bush was our President…and their sales tanked.  When you pop off at the mouth, people will judge you.  Frankly, if Colin Kaepernick was blogging and making serious points and trying to raise awareness and working with police community outreach programs, people would probably praise him universally.  Instead, he kneels during the national anthem with the suggestion that this country is fundamentally racist.  Well, if you are proud of America and love America, this is a personal affront.  As such, you might not want to watch the game.  This hurts sales, and why would a team hire such a player?  Let’s be honest.  The NFL doesn’t care about patriotism past how they can use it to make money.

Here’s a question, if Tom Brady came out and was advocating dropping the age of consent to 11 and suggesting that middle aged men should be able to date 11-year-old boys, how fast do you think he would be fired for exercising his freedom of speech.  You are free to say whatever you want.  If it offends people, they are free to shun you.  Colin Kaepernick supporters cannot hide behind the shield of free speech.  I guarantee if there was a player out there advocating for the revocation of the 13th Amendment, there would be NO ONE saying that ANY TEAM should sign them.  Instead, they would be talking about if such speech should be made illegal.  If any team was stupid enough to sign that player, there would be boycotts and protests and vandalism until that player was terminated.

Long Live the Constitution

Of Charlottesville, Trump, Nationalism, and Hypocrisy

Posted by Troy on 14th August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Everyone is jumping over Trump over not denouncing white supremacy.  Let’s have an HONEST discussion.

What happened in Charlottesville?  A group of reprehensible people (white supremacists) came in contact with an equally group of reprehensible people (the “antifa” movement).

Now, what would be the logical conclusion when you have two groups of moronic, single-minded, and violent groups who hate one another meet?  Gee…I wonder if they will clash?  Yep.  That’s what the hell is going to happen.  This is why a competent mayor or police chief could have kept the groups separated.  Of course, they didn’t.  Interesting.  It is almost as though they wanted violence.  Why would they want violence?  So they could link it to Trump.  Much like when protesters showed up at Trump events to instigate confrontations.  Regardless of what was said or who threw the first punch, it was because Trump inspired violence.

So why didn’t Trump call out the white supremacists?  You know… I don’t recall one time that Obama called out white supremacists.  Obviously, he loved the KKK.  Do you see how moronic the point is?  No doubt, the Black Panthers supported Obama over McCain or Romney.  And yet, no one demanded Obama denounce the Black Panthers.  Why not?  Well, on one hand, it is probably because it is obvious that a well-heeled person would naturally look down their noses at brutes such as the Black Panthers OR the neo-nazis–as the average politician looks down their noses at ALL of us.  As such, why bother asking someone to denounce them?  When was the last time someone was called upon to denounce child molesters?  YOU DON”T NEED TO DENOUNCE certain groups of people.  They are denounced by default.  The other reason is that, by forcing someone to denounce a group, you make them seem as though they are secretly sympathetic to that group.  As the man said, “I just want him on video denying having sex with a goat.”

Second of all, this was not an act of terrorism.  Sorry.  This is a crime.  An act of terrorism is done to affect the political environment and to make people scared to go about their day to day life.  On some level, it is a planned event.  This appears to be a murder.  This does not appear to be an act of terrorism.  It could be that the guy’s declarations will change my opinion, but murder does not naturally equate to terrorism.  Sometimes, murder is murder.  Someone that takes a gun into a school and shoots the place up is a mass murderer.  Someone that does the same thing shouting, “If you want common core, these kids are better off dead!” and kills the same kids, is a terrorist.  Get the difference?

I don’t remember anyone having an issue with Obama after San Bernardino, after Ferguson, after Baltimore, after Fast and Furious, after Benghazi, after they blamed the Tea Party for bombings time and time again or the shooting for Giffords, and on and on and on.  At every time where he demonized the cops when he had no information to go on.  When he referred to his grandmother…the WOMAN WHO BOTHERED TO RAISE HIM after his OWN father abandoned him as a “typical white woman…” not once did anyone question his racial bias.  Why is that?

So we talk about nationalism.  Well…what is a nation?  As words matter.  As definitions matter.  A nation is any group of people that identify with each other.  Isn’t it interesting that only one group seems to have a problem when they nationalize?  Black people acting as a nation?  That’s cool.  Native Americans acting as a nation?  That’s super mega cool!  LGBLT (kidding… LGBTQIA) Super Uber Fabulous Mega Cool!!!!!  HELLLLLOOOO!!!!!  But white people acting like a nation?  Daaaaawg…that’s just racist!  Why is that?  Frankly, it is because one is politically beneficial for the Left (as supported by the media) and one is not.  I also think it’s interesting that viewing all Americans as a single nation is also soooooooo not cool.  Why?  Because keeping us divided, yet again, helps the Left.  Bonus points as being united as a nation would also preclude open borders.  Can’t have that, now can we?

I can find many examples of people calling out white supremacists.  I can’t find hardly any people calling out black supremacists.  Black power… oh…we won’t say anything about that.  White power…daaaaawg…that’s just racist.  Now, you can say that it is because white supremacists view themselves as superior to others, whereas the black supremacist does not.  You are fooling yourself.  I cannot say that I know that much about the black power movement.  The white supremacy movement, however, is rooted in the science of Charles Darwin, who had a desire to prove that the white man was more evolved than the other races because they had a larger brain pan.  This was used as proof positive and justification for the colonization of the other races of the world.  But the same people that condemn the Right as racists love to elevate Darwin’s theory as de facto God… when Darwin clearly states that whites are superior to blacks and whereas God did not create anyone inferior to anyone else.  You will not find anywhere where Jesus says otherwise.  But let me assume that black supremacists do not believe that they are genetically superior to whites.  Just by the very nature of the argument, they must think that they are morally superior.  This cannot be denied.  For if you believe that the races are truly equal, there can be no X power, no Y power.  There can only be conversation.  There can only be reconciliation.  They cannot even be nationalization, because why would you bother nationalizing if we are the same?  If we are equal?

So, why might we see a rise of nationalism or even white nationalism?  Did it ever occur to people that when you separate people into groups and you demonize one group and elevate another group, that this might be a side effect?  If you are told time and time again that white people are the devil, that whites are inherently racists, that you have white privilege and on and on and on and on… did it ever occur to anyone that there are plenty of white people that get up every day and go to work and struggle to make ends meet…and that don’t feel like they have white privileged.  They feel like they bust their ass and get demonized just the same.  Over time, the drone of “white is evil” stops becoming effective or even encourages them to nationalize.  In fact, the racism of the past is a direct cause of why blacks decided to nationalize int he first place.  When a group is demonized, when they feel they are getting the shaft, the nationalize as they believe that there is safety in numbers.  When did the KKK form?  During the Reconstruction Era…when most whites were precluded from voting or holding office.  How did that work out?  The KKK and Jim Crow were all direct results from the backlash.  And the process is repeating.

Charlottesville was a non-event.  Two violent groups came together, and violence happened.  Anyone with half a brain could have predicted it.  Anyone with 51% of a brain could have prevented the violence.  Regardless, it is not worthy of the amount of covering the event is getting.  Let’s be honest, nothing Trump could have said would have gotten him out of trouble.  Nothing he could have said past, “I obviously caused this by being President…so I’m resigning as President of the United States” would have sated them.  Even that would not be enough as the media would have shifted the blame as being equally attributable to Mike Pence.

Trump was correct to call out anyone who starts violence.  White supremacists have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to run over people.  Antifa people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to attack people or set cars on fire.  Black Lives Matter have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to burn cities and loot.  NAMBLA people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to molest children.  In all cases, I do not attack the right to have an idea or even to express it.  Because in each case, I believe in my logic and intellect to counter their arguments.  This is why I do not fear ideas or groups.  Any group that seeks to deny these rights are pathetic, small-minded, fascist, and un-American.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Transgender Ban

Posted by Troy on 4th August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Trump tweeted out that he was going to end the military accepting transgender people.  He cited the medical costs as the reason.  And of course, everyone lost their minds.

First, I agree whole-heartedly with this decision.  For a whole host of reasons.

1 – Even if they have a policy in place that says that we will not pay for the surgery to “transition,” this will be offered eventually.  There is no way Democrats would not offer it, but even if they don’t, the hormone replacement treatment is very expensive.  Why spend the military funds on this when you can buy jets and bombs and stuff?

2 – There are so many annoying things.  Which bathrooms do they use?  How do they fill out forms?  So forth and so forth.  It’s just annoying to have to worry about such things.

3 – Transgender people have something wrong with them.  I do not hate transgender people.  I do not have ill-wishes for them.  I do not fear them.  No, I actually care for them.  Whether or not people want to admit it, the parts that they seek to rid themselves of have a purpose.  When you get rid of them, you have to take hormones and etc.  This is not mere vanity.  This is different than someone getting plastic surgery.  Why?  Because a woman getting breasts implants doesn’t say “I was a big breasted woman born in a small breasted body.”  No.  She says “I have small breasts and I wish to have large breasts.”  In this way, she is different than the transgendered man.  He says, “I am a woman born in a man’s body.”  Now, you can quote me all kinds of chromosomes this and that and blah blah blah… but all of this is irrelevant.  Even if all that is true… you are born with a penis or a vagina.  That’s biology.  It’s anatomy.  Gender, as they used to tell me, is a social construct.  I would have a slightly different feeling if they said “I wish I were a woman because…”  Then it’s NOT a mental disorder.  They are saying that they are a man and they wish to be a woman.

It may sound like I’m splitting hairs, but I do believe that this gender dismorphia is sight of a mental illness, and I am hard pressed to support giving such a person a weapon and putting them in a high stress situation.

These people do not need “acceptance.”  They need help.  If your friend came to you and said “I am a blind man in a sighted body, so I am going to remove my eyes,” you would stop them.  How is it any different?  Merely because it has something to do with genitalia?

Long Live the Constitution!

“Let’s Not Normalize Trump’s Presidency”

Posted by Troy on 26th February 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

What does that even mean?

Trump was elected as a part of a free election.  They can try to say that Russia influenced the election, but let’s be clear, Russia influenced the election about as much as a man pissing in the ocean contributes to global warming.  The people that voted for Trump despised Hillary Clinton.  Sorry, but that is the truth.  If Democrats had run Jim Webb, they probably would have won.

So if you accept the fact that Trump legitimately won the election, you have to also agree that refusing to normalize his presidency is way more fascist than Trump has been to date.  Basically, what you are saying is that you refuse to accept the results of the election if the person you wanted lost.  If you say, “Yeah, but I’m against everything that Trump stands for, and I don’t like what it says about our country.”  Guess what…that’s the way we felt when Obama won and led us further down the road of Socialism.  Boom.  Grow up.

However, the Left’s leadership and media allies started this “don’t normalize” movement as a way to close people’s minds.  I have no issue with the Left obstructing things they disagree with–like the wall or even the “Muslim Ban.”  But when you move to obstruct 100% of the agenda and refuse to try to work with the administration, refuse to meet, refuse to talk, refuse even on topics you actually agree with, then you have become ideological.  This may work with the hardcore left, but you are going to completely lose people in the middle.  If everything is a crisis, then nothing is a crisis.

Long Live the Constitution!

Riots, Martial Law, and other Lunacy

Posted by Troy on 2nd February 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

My dad always said, “If you start yelling, you’ve lost the argument.”  Yelling is the result of having run out of logical response and resorting to pure emotion.  I want to talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Brett Hume coined the term after seeing people flipping out over Trump’s presidency.

Here’s some things that I’ve seen since that November day.  I’ve see Rosie O’Donnell recommending martial law.  I’ve been numerous faked hate crimes.  I’ve seen Sarah Silverman ask for a military coup.  I’ve seen California want to secede.  I’ve seen riots at Milo speaking events.  I’ve seen violence in the streets.  I’ve seen Madonna talk about burning down the White House.  I’ve seen Tim Kaine promote fighting in the streets.  All the while, people talking about fascism, white nationalism, how Trump’s view of America is dark, and all the while demanding that we come back together.

I don’t think people see the irony.  Martial law?  Military coup?  Beating the hell out of people?  These are the very essence of fascism.  Well…let’s be honest.  The Nazi party was a national socialist party.  Fascism is where the government sets prices.  What people confuse fascism with is authoritarianism.  The hallmark of an such regime is violence and force.  The Brown Shirts were the misinformed mob that went around an beat the shit out of anyone opposing their views.  Right now…gotta say that “the resistance” is looking a lot more like Brown Shirts.

As far as California wanting to secede…what arrogance!  You lost one bloody election.  If you had some wisdom about you, you might want to invoke the Tenth Amendment.  You might demand that the Federal government be responsible for less and individual states be responsible for me.  You might want to run your state how you want to run your state and let Georgia run their state.  But no…if you can’t inflict other’s with how you wish a state to be run, you will not be happy.  Why can’t you see the virtue that the Founding Fathers found in letting each state run their own affairs as long as it falls within the confines of the Constitution?

How can anyone take Democrats seriously when they talk about how dark Trump’s vision of America is when it’s the Democrats view that ONE ELECTION MEANS NAZISM?  How do you get darker than that?  How do I take you seriously on the grounds of “white nationalism” when you have preached black nationalism, Latino nationalism, gay nationalism, etc etc etc…when all a nation means is a group of people that identify as a group…something the left has enforced with militant vigor for my entire life?  How can you possibly promote any sort of unity when you say that a full 48% of the country are either white supremacists, misogynists, racists, or pathetic morons?  That is the general theory of the Trump election…is it not?  How can you “come together” with Nazis?  Did “Love Trumps Hate” end just because of one election?  It’s sad and it’s pathetic.

What makes more sense to you?  People you have known and loved your entire life that voted for Trump are closet Nazis OR that you are being mislead and riled up?  Which makes more sense?

You want to come together?  You want to change minds?  Try sitting down with one of these beloved friends and ask them “Why did you vote for Trump?”  Try to actually understand their point of view.  I don’t think I’ve ever thought, outright, that someone opposed my view due to them being stupid or hating America or any other stupid reason.  I have always assumed that their life journey has lead them to a viewpoint.  I generally understand their viewpoint.  I just disagree with their viewpoint, but in no case have I ever decided to hate someone for their viewpoint.  I have never yelled at someone for their viewpoint.  I have never insulted someone for their viewpoint.  I will say that in the vast majority of political discussions I have had with someone of an opposing viewpoint, those have been the end result  towards me.

Learn to listen.  You may learn something.  Maybe you will change your mind.  If not, at least you will learn that the other side is not full of monsters or full of hate.  You will learn that they have their reasons.  Communication and compassion, if anything, will bring us back together.  It’s like I always say…once you understand someone, it’s impossible to be mad at them.

Long Live the Constitution!