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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!

The argument for and against the racist society

Posted by Troy on 28th April 2015 in Current Events

People look at the happenings of Baltimore, and there are two conclusions: 1) Either the entire system is racist or 2) there are reasons for these events which are irrelevant of race.

The argument that the entire system is racist is based upon a mathematical construct.  The baseline belief is this: if blacks make up 40% of the population, it would be expected that they would also make up 40% of the prison population.  Since the prison population is much greater than that, it mathematically proves that the system is racist.  This logic is also applied to proportion rich, proportion educated, etc.

The other side would argue that there are independent factors which cause this skewing.  They would bring up economic background, the lack of fathers, the prevalence of gangs, etc.

So which side is right?  The reality is that neither side will convince the other.  For instance, the “racist system people” might try to control for some variables and mention conviction rate for those arrested for drugs.  The “other factors crowd” would inquire about what type of drugs?  Locations?  Ages?  Were they repeat offenders?  What about the other factors mentioned earlier?  Were the white defendants able to afford better lawyers?  etc etc.

On the other side, the “other factors crowd” can never convince the “racist system people.”  If they bring up all of these other factors, it only serves to cement in the “racist system people’s” minds that the “other factors crowd” has racists beliefs, and these beliefs are so ingrained that they can’t even SEE that they are racist.

So what is the point of all of this?  Well…I think my point is that the only point of view that doesn’t end badly is the second view.  If you believe the racist society view, you will be prone to riot and etc etc etc.  These actions reinforce the beliefs of the other factors crowd (as well as the truly racist).  Note that Martin Luther King Jr never turned over cars.  There was a REASON for this.  If the protesters of the 60s had done what the “protesters” of today were doing, it would have reaffirmed that Jim Crow laws were a good and necessary thing (and the townspeople would have shown up with guns).  However, seeing peaceful people being hosed down or beaten is what caused the Civil Rights Act to pass.  Also, believing the racist society mantra will lead only to one of two conclusions: either a violent race war or a system whereby blacks must be judged on a separate standard from whites.  This would be completely asinine (although the racist society crowd believes that blacks are already judged on a separate set of standards).

Accepting the other factors/personal accountability belief, on the other hand, demands that black teens NOT riot.  They demand that individuals act respectfully.  And if one wishes to be respected, they must act respectfully.

This is similar to the belief that voting matters or that voting doesn’t make a difference.  If you truly believe that voting doesn’t make a difference, there is only one option left: a violent, armed rebellion leading to the deaths of thousands in the initial battles and the slaughter of all those who dare speak in opposition if successful (see history books).

I prefer the path of non-violence in both cases.  Only by the solidification of mind and purpose can things be changed for the better.  Anything else is only a lie by those who seek power for themselves at the expense of the blood of the innocents.

Long Live the Constitution!

White Privilege & Ferguson

Posted by Troy on 26th August 2014 in Current Events

Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly debated the existence of “white privilege.”  Bill said that the plights of the black community are caused by culture.  Megan said that the numbers suggest that white privilege is a thing.  Of course, numbers never lie except for the fact that they are frequently misinterpreted.  Megan looked at only one single variable: race.  If you do not control for other variables, then statistics are utterly meaningless.

Here are some additional variables, Megan:

1 – Are they from a single parent household?  Follow-up, if so, were the parents ever married?  Is the father still around?  Are the multiple children from multiple, unmarried, absent fathers?

2 – Do they partake of music and other entertainment that glorifies drug use and criminal activity?  Does their entertainment objectify women?  Do even the female entertainers objectify women, thus increasing the odds and probability of number 1?

3 – How many books do these kids read in a year?

4 – How long do they study?

5 – How much emphasis and involvement do the parent(s) have in the child’s education?

Other questions could be asked, but you get the drift.  Show me statistics with all other variables minimized or eliminated, and then we can talk statistics.

But let’s just assume that white privilege is actually real (God knows, every time I go into the bank to cash a check, they try to give me free money…crazy, right?).  The interesting thing about that white privilege is the only way to fight it is to pretend it doesn’t exist.  It is to tell your kids that they can succeed and push them to work twice as hard as anyone else and to do so happily.

Megan Kelly talks about white flight.  The blacks move in, so the whites move out.  Everyone forgets the community, and poverty (etc) happens.  When I moved into my neighborhood, I had white neighbors.  They sold their houses to black families.  I didn’t move.  Why?  Because they are good people.  One of them walked across the street and asked if he could pick my loquats.  I told him to take as many as he pleased as I had too many for five people to eat.  Had he not asked and said “He has more than he needs,” I would have shooed him off my property.  So why do these whites move out?  Probably become the crime rate goes up.  Believe it or not, whites don’t start feeling scared just because there are…black people around.  Actually, whites (like every other group of people) start feeling scared when they start hearing sirens all day and gun shots and the 6:00 news.  That’s when they move out.

The other issue that the white privilege crowd does not want to admit is that Asians earn more and have better success than whites.  If we made a system rigged for the success of whites, we royally messed up.  How did Asians do it?  By promoting a culture that values education (and by conjunction, hard work).  Al Sharpton claimed that we have money to militarize the cops, but no money for the schools.  You can spend all the money you want to in the schools.  You can hire one teacher per student.  If the student does not value education and does not put for the effort, they will fail.  Naturally, one would assume a personal tutor would increase the likelihood that the student will try, but it is the student’s efforts, not the teacher’s efforts, that creates a scholar.  If you have a class of 100 dedicated students and one teacher, those students will succeed.  If you have a class of 10 students that just want to cut up in class and don’t study when they get home and don’t care, there is nothing the teacher can do.

White privilege does not exist.  Where the blacks of the 1960s succeeded was they didn’t make their fight about themselves.  It was always about the future generation.  It was about their children.  White privilege is an argument about themselves.  It is an argument about NOW.  They want the world to be fair for THEM.  Only a dedicated approach to improve your children’s lives can build a better future for them and for the race as a whole.  Say what you will, but the birth statistics regarding absent fathers shows that this care for the future is lacking.  That is the real problem.

We’ve come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.  Now we have thugs get killed, and the media tries to make them out as martyrs.  Trayvon Martin may have been a sweet little kid once (hell, Hitler was probably a sweet little kid…all little kids are sweet!), but he changed.  People do not pin and beat down someone in self-defense.  Michael Brown robbed a store, threatened violence to the clerk, and then exploded a cop’s orbital socket.  You can say “unarmed teen” all you want.  When someone is 6’4″ and weighs 300 pounds (not fat), God has armed that person.  Have an NFL linebacker punch you in the face and see if it changes your mind.  Bruce Lee was 135 pounds.  If he attacked you, unarmed, he would destroy you.  The lack of a object as a weapon does not equate to defenselessness.

I believe in a world where you can’t stop someone from succeeding if they put their mind to it, regardless of their race.

Long Live the Constitution!

Greek Tragedy

Posted by Troy on 2nd November 2011 in Current Events

Just like a Greek Tragedy, they have brought about their own demise.  Amazing.  All the political and economic dealings to get the loans pushed through for Greece (who have single-handedly destroyed themselves with their ultra-liberal entitlement mentality), and it was all for naught.  I am in a bit of a bind here.  The only thing they can do is cut spending and accept the terms of the bailout.  If they do not, then they default, and they lose everything.  The Prime Minister is too afraid of his people though (and I generally view government fearing its citizens as very positive) and has given them the right to vote for or against it.  I would normally be for the power resting in the hands of the people, but I know that they are going to choose the wrong option and cause their own downfall because they have become a country of mostly leeches.  And therein lies the cautionary tale.  When a country becomes a country of leeches, it also becomes a country that is incapable of self-rule and must be ruled by a tyrant (benevolent or otherwise).  Let this be a lesson to us.

Long Live the Constitution!

Is the Occupy protesters the “Revolution?”

Posted by Troy on 27th October 2011 in Current Events

A friend of mine asked me this today.  My answer is, no.  No they are not.  There are plenty of ringleaders inside the movement that want them to be, but they are not.  The media wants them to be (see 2084 about how the Leftist infiltrated the news, entertainment, and education to erode our values and supplant their ideals), but they are not. 

1)  The longer it goes on, the less the media is able to hide the truth behind this movement.

2)  The majority of people do not believe what these people believe.  If they did, we would be in real trouble.

3)  Given facts one and two together, they will fail.  They will eventually turn to violence to push the point, and we still have our guns.  The Left has been foiled in that regard, and until the citizens are unarmed, they cannot be forced to do anything that is not to their liking.  You have to get rid of the guns first, then comes the mass graves.  Check out your history (Germany, Russia, China, etc).

Occupy Oakland

Posted by Troy on 26th October 2011 in Current Events

As I predicted, violence erupted. 

The protesters claim that they are being oppressed.  They are not.  They have no right to “occupy” public property after hours.  This would be akin to me breaking into the post office at night.  It’s illegal.  It is nice that at least one city is finally taking a stand.

Flash Mobs and London Riots

Posted by Troy on 9th August 2011 in Current Events

Shotguns anyone? 

The mobs in London are being organized just like they were in the “Muslim Spring.”  This supports my idea that all the cute little flash mobs are really just dry runs for when the radicals call for the “revolution.”

Bear in mind: The good people far, far outnumber the bad ones.  In London, they are screwed.  They have no arms to defend themselves.  Go out and buy a twelve gauge shotgun.  A crowd of twenty people can be turned by one person with a Winchester Defender.  Just putting that out there.

Flash Mobs, Greece, Wolf Packing – Coming to a City Near You

Posted by Troy on 28th June 2011 in Current Events

We have seen the effectiveness of Facebooking in the “Muslim Spring.”  I have wondered if these are dry runs.  Now, gangs of youths are using Facebook and other media to mimic flash mobs to show up at a given store and rob it blind.  The kids are calling this “Wolf Packing.”  Finally, I look to Greece and the riots in the street.  Given the Democrats insistence that they don’t have to do anything about spending (let alone the fact that they say that cutting spending at all would be irresponsible), we are headed that way. When it comes time for us to cut “benefits” (legal theft), look for the Left to use Facebook and other ways to organize massive protests and riots to try to overthrow the system.  Go ahead and figure out what you want to do.  Thank God, I live in the country.  You people in the big cities are going to have problems.  I’d arm yourselves if I were you.