Recently on the “Eliminating Authority” discussion thread, Chris offered an enigma:
Just to throw out a bit of a muse that I can’t quite figure out yet. In this day and age anybody can carry in their pocket the wisdom and knowledge of all recorded human history and every technology known. All the great philosophers, leaders, and critical minds works are at our finger tips. Yet we remain so stupid.
…that deserves its own topic for discussion. First, I would suggest that information ≠ education. All the information in the world, is useless to anyone not willing or able, to access and learn it. It is certainly not PC to say so; but there are a significant percentage of people in the world, for which what we might consider as ‘educated,’ is simply beyond their ken. Ever meet someone with an IQ of 100? Now, ponder the unavoidable fact that fully half the world’s population, are dumber still! Read the rest of this entry »
For the first time in our society’s seemingly inexorable death spiral, I have regained a significant measure of hope for the future of America, and indeed all of mankind. Once again, it seems, technology will come to our rescue.
Would a world without any rulers, where war was rendered impossible, be such a bad place to live? If there were a way to eventually nullify the power of all states, not just our own, would it be worth doing?
“Anarchy is not lack of order. Anarchy is lack of ORDERS.” -unknown
What if there were nobody left daring to even follow unpopular orders, much less issue them? Without so-called ‘leaders,’ and disciplined followers willing to execute their orders, no form of tyranny or warfare could possibly exist. Think about that undeniable fundamental truth for a moment.
I find it astonishing that I had never heard of Jim Bell, and his 20-year-old 10-part essay, “Assassination Politics,” in which he described and defended a technological method for eliminating unpopular politicians from society. Read the rest of this entry »
In the previous thread “Globalists vs Americans,” while replying to Chris’ comment, I mentioned:
Of course, from my own perspective, the real dichotomy is the Collectivists vs Individualists, which basically eliminates all the statist Incumbrepublocrat politicians, including Trump. This explains why as a sovereign individualist, my only viable option is to vote ‘None of the Above,’ by the simple expedient of not voting at all.
As is her wont, CT then asked a question that requires a thoughtful answer:
Dave as a sovereign individualist, do you live happily in the framework of what is today?
This deserves more than a quick reply; hence the new post. First, a few clarifications, regarding the natural rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, as well as Individual Sovereignty.
For me, the entire purpose of life is the pursuit of happiness. Thus, if I chose not to allow myself to be happy, there would be little point in doing the things I do for my health, to perpetuate my life beyond my 70+ years.
Liberty, I define as the opportunity to live my life as I choose to live it, as long as I do not forcefully interfere in the rights of others, to live their own lives as they choose. Read the rest of this entry »
Longtime readers of this blog, will recall my admiration for Jack Cashill, who proved to my satisfaction that Obama’s supposed literary masterpiece, “Dreams from My Father,” upon which his undeserved reputation as a brilliant intellectual is entirely based, was actually ghost written by the unrepentant terrorist, Bill Ayers. He just penned a draft letter, which he suggests that Trump send to Obama:
Dear President Obama: It has come to my attention that you have deemed me, Donald Trump, “unfit” to be president of the United States.
Yet here you are, championing Hillary Clinton, the most conspicuously corrupt aspirant to the presidency since Aaron Burr. And I’m unfit?
Your candidate, as you know, was called out by FBI Director James Comey before Congress for misleading the public about sending classified documents through email, using a single device to send them, returning classified documents to the State Department and deleting work-related emails. And I’m unfit?
This same candidate was called out by the Washington Post just this past Sunday for lying – four Pinocchio’s worth – to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about Comey’s comments. And I’m unfit?
Your candidate, as Comey strongly implied, would not be eligible for minimum security clearance were she not president. And I’m unfit?
Believe it or not, it gets better. Read the rest of this entry »
Who knew phone booths still existed in Australia?
Looks like the whole town is antique. Notice the skeleton guarding the
junk antiques in front of the store. The young guy must be a tourist. Apparently the town council is displeased with the mural of the antique politician. Read the rest of this entry »
I found it interesting that CNN beat out Fox News, in the ratings for the Democratic Party Convention; but we were already calling them the Clinton News Network over twenty years ago. After the recent WikiLeaks expose of their collusion with the DNC, it now appears that they no longer see a need to even pretend to be objective. “VIDEO: CNN Wolf Blitzer drinks wine, dances to celebrate Hillary’s nomination”
Maybe they were happy it was over, or maybe they were celebrating “history” being made — as they repeated all week — by their preferred candidate.
Regardless, cameras captured CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger drinking wine and dancing with delegates as “Sweet Caroline” played over the loud speakers at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.
CNN aired video of the two taking it all in: Blitzer with a glass of white wine in his hand, and Borger clapping and singing along.
It was the perfect image of the media and Democratic cabal.
Indeed; but while perusing the comments to that post, I came across a litany of Hillary’s White House experiences, which are worth recalling Read the rest of this entry »
One of the short and informative podcasts I regularly listen to while exercising, is the Weekly Standard. It interviews many of the writers for the magazine, on current political events. I have been frequently amused, by how spectacularly wrong their chief prognosticator Bill Kristol has consistently been over the past year, regarding Trump’s chances of continued success. One of his regular laments, has his been dismay over Trump’s Troubling Twitter Tweets. 🙂
Scott Adams, on the other hand, has spent much of the year analyzing Trump’s persuasion techniques, explaining technically why he is winning, and predicting that he will continue to do so.
I have become increasingly disturbed by the media’s proclivity, to initially attempt to absolve the state, for failing to prevent horrific acts of terrorism. They nearly always try to classify every new terrorist attack, as having been perpetrated by a ‘lone wolf,’ unaligned with any acknowledged Islamic Jihadist organization. As one shrill grandma once dramatically shrieked, “What difference does it make?” I submit that it only matters to the collectivist bureaucrats and politicians, not to the individual victims of these massacres.
If a loved one is dead or maimed, what possible difference could it make, to learn whether a rabid Jihadi was following the orders of their beloved god Allah directly, or via one of its vicious packs? In either case, it is their fundamentalist religious beliefs and well documented goofy dogma, motivating their suicidal ‘martyrdom missions.’ So why do these irrational Jihadist’s affiliations seem to matter so much, to the so-called ‘authorities?’
First, it is important to understand that without the threat of a formidable external enemy, it is difficult to convince sheeple that they need shepherds and/or rulers. Yet, their flocks of increasingly dumbed down sheeple, are no longer sophisticated enough to recognize aberrant ideology itself, as an existential threat. The rulers must demonize an organization and its leader, to provide an identifiable entity to fear. Consider these as the wolf packs and their alpha males. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that I seem to have outgrown the affliction, after ten years in my hermitage, it is probably safe to admit that I spent most of my life as an incurable romantic. I never minded watching a chick flick, especially if it put a date or mate in a cuddly mood, and even enjoyed reading the occasional romantic novel.
When single, I thoroughly enjoyed courting, and developed a proclivity for rescuing damsels in distress. Even though such chivalry occasionally earned me an eventual broken heart, I couldn’t kick the habit. After a suitable period of melancholy, I would be vulnerable to trying to save another one. Simply put, I loved the feeling of falling and being in love.
Perhaps this is why I was so impressed with Bill Clinton’s speech last night. Even though it was obvious to me that he was lying through his teeth, and leaving out some rather unpleasant episodes in their timeline, I found his narrative brilliantly written and masterfully delivered, for the task at hand. He nearly had me ready to vote for her. Read the rest of this entry »
Are any of the rest of you getting these obnoxious auto-calls from the Trump campaign? They came from a 315 area code in New York and, as soon as you try to answer, this recording starts yelling at you about all the wonderful things Trump will do if elected.
Had I ever considered voting for the bastard (excuse my language), I would under no circumstances do so now.
Just so that you can gauge the depth of my anger, St J9 and I, between us, have gotten 5 of these calls in the last 2 days alone. I believe this qualifies as harassment.
Thank &deity our phone are on the “no call list”
Between the AdBlock and NoScript add-ins to FireFox, I manage to navigate large ‘busy’ websites with minimum graphic interference, while reading their articles. Occasionally, however, they include a video clip I would like to view. Trying to figure out, by trial and error, which blocked scripts I need to temporarily enable to get the imbedded player to function, can be rather frustrating. Fortunately, I have learned that most of them can be found and played quicker on YouTube. Thus, after following the Drudge link to: “Obama’s brother rips Barack in TV interview…” and reading the interesting article, I gave up trying to get their video player to load. Sure enough, it was already on YouTube:
So that is where Piers Morgan landed. Personally, Britain is more than welcome to have him back. It was an interesting Read the rest of this entry »
One can’t make this stuff up: “Why Obama’s half-brother says he’ll be voting for Donald Trump”
President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Donald Trump.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”
How can this be? Read the rest of this entry »