The blog where I rant about things that should be obvious to everyone

As a man with a 4 year degree in computer science, and a mediocre job doing web development I'm not really qualified to comment on politics, religion, or anything else, but I'll be damned if that stops me.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What will we tell our daughters?

I'm hearing this a lot on social media.  "How will we explain to our daughters about how a misogynist won the presidency?" But just remember what these people wanted to tell their sons.  That they are racist, sexist bigots simply for the conditions of their birth.  That they will not deserve what they have no matter how hard they work, because privilege.  So our sons need to be shamed, shunned, and attacked.

They are driving their sons to commit suicide, or to mutilate their genitals and start calling themselves girls in an act of penance.  What they are saying and doing is evil.  And they deserve no sympathy.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Judgment Cycle

There is a theme in the Bible where God will take certain steps before leveling judgment.  There seem to be two aspects to it.  One is that He is showing mercy to sinners by giving them every possible chance to repent.  The other is that He is stripping away all deceit and plausible deniability, leaving the evil in them bare before destroying them.

You see this with Cain and the people before the flood.  God protected Cain to stop a cycle of murder and feuds from happening.  The whole world became engulfed in murder regardless.  So they were destroyed.

Pharaoh was told to let the Israelites go.  He didn't listen.  He was shown miracle after miracle, and still didn't believe.  Finally he was downed in the Red Sea.

The Israelites were brought into the desert.  They were shown miracle after miracle.  They never stopped being faithless and cowardly.  Finally they were judged to wandering in the desert until they died.

And the process goes on with Israel being prosperous when obeying God and then in their prosperity ditching God for paganism, and suffering drought, famine, locusts, and losing wars.  This cycle is described explicitly in the books of the prophets such as the book of Amos.  I don't want to reprint all of Amos 4, 5 and 6, but the summary is that Israel has been levying unjust taxes, and allowing the powerful to act without regard to justice.  So God has sent prophets, and they did not repent.  And drought, and they did not repent.  And blight, and they did not repent.  And war, and they did not repent.  And so because they would not hear their sins, and they would not respond to the increasing pain God has put them through for continuing to ignore Him, He is now going to destroy them.

I can't help but think of this current election cycle and be concerned.  Haven't we been seeing this?  Haven't we seen a country that celebrates murdering children in the womb?  And for those children that are not murdered, don't we see them being degraded and corrupted by earlier and earlier exposure to sex in the school system?  Haven't we seen our children targeted for corruption by entertainment such as Hannah Montana which morphed into Miley Cyrus, and is merely the latest in a long line of Disney child entertainers turned professional slut.

Killing, degrading, and corrupting children has been a clear part of the liberal agenda since before I was born.  And now leaks have come out that clearly show that Hillary and her inner circle are occult pedophiles.  And yet whats really shocking is that this is shocking.  We knew.  If you ask the question, what would occult pedophiles do if they controlled government, schools, and media, the answer would be what they've been doing for decades.

I've been part of Evangelical Christian institutions all my life.  I went to a Evangelical Christian high school, college, and church.  And not one of them has had the honesty and courage to take a stand and name this evil.  Sure some individuals within have but other individuals who openly aligned with the satanic agenda of the democratic party have also been tolerated.  They've made the absurd case that it's about being nice to people.  Well now we explicitly know.  It's about this.
The rationalizations have been striped away.  The evil is laid bare.  What will you do?  What will your church do?  The opportunities to repent before judgment are running out fast.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The value of a college education

LA Times put out a group of graphs regarding who supports who in the presidential election, that reveals something they probably weren't intending.  If you look at who's in the tank for Hillary by education levels and income levels, two groups stand out.  Those with college and grad degrees, and those making less than 35k per year.  

Monday, October 10, 2016

Debate Notes

I didn't watch the debate, but in going over the coverage of it, I couldn't help but notice these two things.  In her opening statement Hillary said this:
"Donald Trump is different. I said starting back in June that he was not fit to be president and commander-in-chief. And many Republicans and independents have said the same thing. What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women, what he thinks about women, what he does to women. And he has said that the video doesn’t represent who he is.
But I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is. Because we’ve seen this throughout the campaign. We have seen him insult women. We’ve seen him rate women on their appearance, ranking them from one to ten. We’ve seen him embarrass women on TV and on Twitter. We saw him after the first debate spend nearly a week denigrating a former Miss Universe in the harshest, most personal terms.
So, yes, this is who Donald Trump is. But it’s not only women, and it’s not only this video that raises questions about his fitness to be our president, because he has also targeted immigrants, African- Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, POWs, Muslims, and so many others."
In her very next statement she said this.
"When I hear something like that, I am reminded of what my friend, Michelle Obama, advised us all: When they go low, you go high."
The lizard queens tongue is forked indeed.  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Championing Women

A lot of different sources are reporting the same things about Trump's lewd statements caught on mic.  Some of the more interesting bits are that this seems to be a smear job coming from the GOP, specifically the Bush family rather than from the left.  And that the GOP members who are currently resting on their fainting couches have all dealt with people who they knew in their private lives were much worse, including pedophiles.  So it's all so much virtue signaling.  

One point that I've only seen discussed at Dalrock's is that this has been framed as an attack on women, while completely ignoring the ramifications of marriage.  Which goes to show that the GOP doesn't care about conserving the family, but would rather conserve feminism.  

My own point is that I take issue with Paul Ryans statement, beyond it being a betrayal of his word and position.  

"Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified."  No.  They are not.  Women are not a cause.  They are not some abstract ideal.  They are just people.  In particular they are people who in America are overweight, abrasive, prone to putting the short term goal of being a cubical drone over the long term goal of perpetuating the human race, and murderers to the tune of 600,000 children per year.  I see nothing about this demographic to champion or revere.  As if doing so with any demographic based on traits determined at conception would be anything short of retarded.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Libertarians, the good the bad and the ugly

I used to consider myself a libertarian.  Not in that I'd ever registered with the party or donated to them or anything like that.  But the base beliefs resonated with me, and I got caught up in the Ron Paul campaigns in both 2008 and 2012.  And I still think it's tragic that he was not able to beat the system and get the Republican nomination.

Ron Paul may not be the most gifted politician.  To evaluate a politician's performance in something like a debate, you really have to strip the information content out of things, and instead look at stage presence, state control, and the reactions of others to them.  Do that and he's pretty underwhelming.  But if you look beyond the rhetoric, I don't think that there's another candidate I've ever heard who radiated knowledge and wisdom as he did.  Here was a man who not only subscribed to libertarianism, but had read and understood the founding thinkers such as Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard.  And not only did he have that deep understanding, but he'd applied it to his entire career as a congressman.  He both understood and lived his beliefs.

It would have been interesting to see how things played out, if he'd made it to the White House.

But while I believe that libertarianism is a belief system that has a lot of good things to say, it also is fatally flawed.  This is because it fails to see people as anything but individuals.  While it's true that people are individuals, they are also part of groups, and those groups have a very real and separate existence.  We can see this very clearly if we look at other species.  Take ants for example.  Ants exist as individual creatures.  But it makes a lot of sense to look at an entire ant colony as it's own single organism.  Ant colonies are capable of solving path finding problems that are beyond even human intelligence, yet a single ant does not have an IQ to speak of.  And ant colonies are distinct.  If you take an ant from one colony and place it in another, unless they are very close colonies the local ants will kill it, same as your body would reject an organ from a donor that has a different blood type.

As humans, we are like ants, and nations are like ant colonies.  Ants take group action through use of scents and hormones, we do this with money, social customs, politics... and scents and hormones.  And so a nation really can be thought of as a super organism.  Libertarianism is flawed because it does not account for these super organisms.

Even more importantly, libertarianism is flawed because it doesn't work.  We had two runs with a candidate that was pretty much the Platonic Form of a Libertarian, from his platform, to his record, to the way he ran his campaign.  And he was crushed.  Twice.

What's ugly is what is now left of the Libertarian party and the political ideology.  There has been a pretty large shift of Libertarians moving to the Alt-Right.  Even the proprietor of ronpaul.com came out and endorsed Trump.  And when I go and look at pictures of the Libertarian Party convention, what it looks almost the same as the pedofest known as World Con.  It's filled with ugly, misshapen, self mutilating people.  And that's aside from the disgustingly overweight man who used his time on stage to dance around in a tux speedo.  In other words, these people don't appear to want to be free, but to be free to be degenerate.

And then there's Gary Johnson.  For starters his entire campaign seems to be based on lying about his fiscal track record as governor. For every year he governed, both spending and debt increased.  And then there is his general impression.  Whereas Ron Paul, if you strip the information content, doesn't give much of an impression at all, Gary Johnson gives the impression that he should not be left alone with small children.  And if you do consider the information content, he sounds like a man whose education comes from some libertarian forums, and occasionally says something crazy and has to be corrected by his handlers.  Even if you ignore the fact that he lies about his record, his physical presence is of a man who's very sorry and unsure about what he's saying, and that if you actually listen to what he says he sounds like an idiot, his actual advertised policy positions are awful.  He believes in forced vaccinations, forcing business to serve clients that would violate their conscience, supports black lives matter, and supports TTP.

That is why I find it odd when I see conservatives supporting Gary Johnson.  He is a man who is more awkward and autistic than Jeb Bush.  And if anything he's to the left of Jeb.  Jeb is a candidate that these same conservatives would refuse to vote for.  So why they would vote for someone even worse as a protest vote is something I find very odd.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Conservatives and Imigration

So much has been said about how a failure of conservatism is to not recognize the existence of nations, or how they tend to treat people as economic units instead of members of nations.  So I feel no need to add my voice to that.  But what I do think is interesting is that if you take the process of Californication, which most conservatives do, and then apply that principle to immigration in general, Conservatives have even more reason to be against immigration than the Alt-Right.

The Alt-Right believes that nation and race are tied together, and that people from some races that form very different nations will have difficulty assimilating.  And so they fear that importing large groups of people from nations that don't assimilate well will ultimately destroy the american white nation.  Preservation of this nation, is their goal.  And so when it comes to immigration from somewhere like the U.K., the Alt-Right isn't too worried about it.

Conservatives on the other hand believe that traditions are important, and conserving their way of life is their goal.  So if take the principle of Californication, which is that people take their politics with them when they move, how many immigrants are going to be conservatives?  If a man values his countries traditions and wishes to preserve them, why would he leave?  By the very nature of the fact that they are immigrants, immigrants are not going to be Conservative, regardless of where they come from.