Posts Tagged ‘Military’

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!

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!

Why I will never vote for Michelle Nunn

Posted by Troy on 22nd October 2014 in Political

The main reason is: I don’t trust her.  Honestly, after the Healthcare passage, I have zero faith in any Democrat.  There were several Democrats that told their constituents that they would not vote for the Healthcare law.  When the party came a-knocking, they sided with the party, not their constituents.  That entire debacle has left the Democrat Party dead to me.  And yes, I have voted for Democrats before.  Never again.  I will either vote Republican or Libertarian (although I still prefer Libertarian Republicans such as Rand Paul to avoid the 3rd party giving power to the Democrats).  In particular, she says that we need to scale back the the budget…of course, we need to use a scalpel, not an axe.  What this always translates to is “No attempt will be made to balance the budget.  No scalpel will be used.  We MAY use an ax on the military to fund our domestic agenda, but that’s the only spending cuts we are interested in.  Don’t worry.  We outspend every other country in the world on military.  It is obvious that we are wasting this money because we already have the best military, so why do we have to spend more than anyone else?”  Of course, this logic completely defies a few facts such as: 1) We have the best military because we have always invested so much into it.  2) We spend more than anyone else because everyone else has gutted their own militaries to pay for their social programs, leaving us as the lone force to hold back the bad players.  3)  “World’s greatest military” is a title that can be easily passed to another country.  4)  There has been RELATIVE world peace due to the fact that America is so strong.  If America was weak, China and Russia would be invading all over the place.  God bless the nuke.

Here is the way Democrats see the world: We need more taxes to pay for more stuff.  People cannot handle themselves.  We need to make things cheaper by taxing people and having the government subsidize food and education and healthcare and everything else.  Of course, when you have a third payer system, all you do is jack up the prices.  Take education.  First, we have turned our primary/high schools into daycare.  It used to be that not all students finished high school.  As such, a high school degree used to mean something.  Now it doesn’t.  Why?  Because we use it as day care to keep hoodlum teens off the street (temporarily anyway).  Even crappy students that cannot read or do basic math somehow get a diploma.  Why?  Because we’ve become a society that awards just showing up.  To the Democrats, education is accomplished as long as the student’s butt is in the seat.  It doesn’t.  Education only happens when the student is motivated from within to learn.  This is something that has to be instilled by parents.  No teacher can teach a student if the student really doesn’t care.  So when a high school diploma means nothing, kids are forced to go to college just to get standard jobs such a receptionist.  This is insanity.  We are making people take calculus and learn philosophy to pick up a damn phone?  Yes, that is insane.  Of course, when when everyone has to go to college just to get any old job, then you have to help the poor afford college.  This means that you have to offer subsidies and scholarships (or loans, but how dare you expect people to actually pay for their own education?).  This allows the schools to jack up tuition.  Go back and look at the charts for tuition rates and for the government programs paying for them.  You will find that pre-government payment plans, tuition costs were reasonable.  Afterwards?  It grew and multiples of the inflation rate.  This is not a co-incidence.  If you want to control tuition costs, the answer is simple: cut core classes and just let people take courses that are pertinent to their degrees.  You could cut the number of classes someone has to pay for by 75% easily.  It also gets them to the job market faster, earns more tax dollars for the government, and frees them for debt.  The Democrat’s solution?  “Student Loan Forgiveness.”  Why?  Basically so that all the stupid college kids will become Democrats.  The only strategy any Democrat has is to buy your vote.  Eventually, the wallet will dry up.  These programs will all fail, and then we will be in bad shape.

That is why I will never vote for Michelle Nunn or any other Democrat.

Long Live the Constitution!