Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Masculine Code

Battle of Carthage

Once again, this post was inspired by Pat. Check out his latest post, The Way Forward.

What do Jordan Peterson, Trump, and Rollo Tomassi have in common? Each one has shown us the never-ending battle between the individual and the collective in their own way. The ideas of evolutionary psychology, political philosophy, and male-female dynamics are evolving together at an unprecedented pace.

The Evolution of Cooperation

We evolved to cooperate. The sum is greater than the parts. Jordan Peterson has explained how individual characters play out in the animal kingdom. Wolves are social creatures. When two wolves fight for Alpha status, the loser still remains part of the pack. The Alpha still needs the losing member to be part of the team. Which means, it is still strategically better to have your former foes as part of your team. It is not a zero sum game. Individual interests compromise for the betterment of the pack. Fights occur, but the overall pack remains intact. 

Cooperation in Modern Times

The last election demonstrated a big battle between the individual and the collective on many fronts. Leftists ideology is a paradox. The ideology has the vision of a global utopia where everyone is the same. On the other hand, the ideology tries to blow apart the existing social structure by ramping up as many differences between the individuals as possible. It exploits individualism as a means to squash individualism.

The election of Trump brings back the desire for both personal freedom and a desire for American tradition. How do we get more Trumps that understand both ambition and societal well being? Channeled correctly, individual success helps society as a whole. How do you channel that individual ambition to maximize societal gain? For countless generations, people have been thinking about this question. 

A big lesson that Jordan Peterson showed me was through his Biblical lecture series. Lessons were initially passed down orally. When writing was invented, the Bible was soon created (at least the Old Testament portion). The Bible was a Code of Ethics on how to behave. This was one way to channel individual interests into a common goal.

Cooperation within the Family

The idea of individual interests and collective goals is further expanded with gender differences. Enter Rollo and The Rationale Male. The Rationale Male in essence explains to us female behavior when finding a mate. We see how women try to maximize their individual interests. The intersection of male and female interests creates the stable collective family unit. A stable family unit leads to a stable community which eventually leads to a stable civilization.

This is the big question most guys are wondering about. How do I create a wonderful family? How do I take this knowledge from The Rationale Male and apply it to my life? How do I avoid the traps and minimize the red flags to give myself the best hand going into this marriage?

The best CEOs know how to delegate, not micromanage. The family should also be treated like a business. What is your mission statement? Let the male show the masculine side of the family so the woman feels free to bring out her feminine side. This doesn't involve controlling your woman. You set up standards for her based on the standards you give yourself. It always comes back to the question of how individual interests can come together for a collective purpose. How can two individuals make a family?

In Defense of the Rationale Male

Jordan Peterson made a good point, there is difference between science and ethics. Science can only tell us what is. Ethics tells us how we should act. The Rationale Male is a praxeology. In other words, it is only a science and can only tell us what is. The Rationale Male has been getting heat for turning men into angry self-absorbed hedonists. To pin Rollo as responsible for how men are now acting is shooting the messenger. On the other hand, Rollo is seen as leader of men whether he likes it or not, because men are starving for answers and Rollo has provided some big answers to why things are the way they are. They will be looking to Rollo for guidance for the next step. Where do we go from here?

The Never-Ending Battle between the Individual and the Collective

To expand on some of the points Pat made, in today's society, pure individualism does not result in the passing of genes. Birth control and condoms prevent the propagation of genes. It is an evolutionary dead-end to just fuck everyone nonstop. We are social creatures. We have communities to raise children. Communities require compromise. Remember Maximus Decimus Meridius' first battle in the Colosseum? It was the reenactment of the Battle of Carthage. Maximus could not win on his own. He needed everyone to act as one.

We need the restoration of the local community. We need the restoration of the family unit. We need some semblance of a collective. And there lies the constant tension. At what point does individualism become counter-productive to a society? At what point does the collective kill the individual?

A question Pat asks that all of us are trying to figure out in this time of chaos (as Prof. Peterson often says), Where we go from here? Prof. Peterson explains how the Bible came to be. Over countless generations, communities would pass on stories to the next generation. The next generation only remembered the parts of the stories that had the most meaningful impact on their lives. As a result, we had this distillation of information. When we finally put these stories in writing we got the Bible.

Evolving The Masculine Code

We are witnessing the evolution of a Man's Bible in real time. The power of social media has accelerated the distillation process. What took thousands of years to develop can now be achieved in a lifetime. The Bible is one of the oldest known open source pieces of information. It was written by many people. So I'm calling our new open source book, The Masculine Code. This will be an updated set of morals and ethics that will lay the new bedrock of civilization. If the Bible was the Stone Age bedrock, this new Code is the Bronze Age foundation.

A lot of people, I'm sure Rollo included, are wondering about the future of Western Civilization. We need a Code of Ethics. A Masculine Code. This code needs to be able to evolve in real time like a Wikipedia article. Since Wikipedia is becoming SJW converged, I will recommend people check out Infogalactic. Not only does this Code need to set some guidelines for how to behave, it also needs to do a good job explaining the why. Jordan Peterson has done a great job explaining why the lessons of the Bible make sense. Maybe coming up with our own stories is the key to ensure this knowledge is passed on. All of us have shared female experiences. To be able to distill down the common experiences into a set of core stories would be immensely useful.

Not to get overly religious, but we are approaching 2000 years since the death of Christ. How neat is it to be witnessing a new Bible forming, a new era arriving. The Rational Male is the Genesis story. The Apple of Knowledge allowed Man to see Woman for the first time. Why do my eyes hurt? Because you've never used them before...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

An Aha! Moment: Male-Female Dynamics

The Evolution of Cooperation

You've probably heard the phrase: "The strong survive, and the weak perish". If you think about this phrase for a bit, hopefully some questions pop up. A big question is, "How does cooperation come to play if only the strong survive?" The phrase gives the appearance of a zero-sum game. For me to win, you have to lose. But capitalism has clearly shown us in the economic realm that zero-sum games are not the best strategy. The resource pot can grow. The sum is greater than the parts.

Enter Jordan Peterson. His lectures have shown the zero-sum game is also not the best strategy in biology. Chimps and wolves are social creatures. They have a hierarchy. Having the strongest, most vicious chimp leads to a very unstable hierarchy. He may be the strongest, but 2 weaker chimps can team up and tear down the tyrant. So we see how cooperation in the animal kingdom is a better strategy than simply the strongest wins. Please go listen to his lectures to learn more about how the ancient wisdom of the past can apply to your life today.

Enter Maximus, Pat, and Mark. I heard about Pat (The Dynamic Man) through Mark's awesome podcast. The fact that Mark is an introvert and can pump out podcasts is very inspiring to me (I'm probably INTJ, but I haven't confirmed that). These three have inspired me to write this post.

Let's start with the zero-sum game for Male-Female dynamics. For males to win, females must lose and vice versa. But studies have shown strong strong evidence that children thrive in a 2 parent household. If men and women are battling each other, why do children need 2 parents? We are beginning to see the next step in the Red Pill evolution. Often times RP advice has centered around hooking up with chicks. Alpha fucks and beta bucks is a common phrase. However, Western Civilization was not built on fucking around (pun intended). Families need to exist to keep the species going. Enter pro-family, pro-fatherhood advice. The missing key in the masculinity advice.

Maximus Must Read

Maximus does a great job explaining how we must treat female nature with compassion. A woman is a reflection of a man.
"Honesty. Integrity. Can't be bought. Knew how life was to be lived. (Speaking the truth.) Lived it. Never apologized and never had to because Bogart... was a Man, capital M. He loved and respected women because he loved and respected himself."
The patriarchy means men are the drivers. If a woman does not see a man treating himself with respect and being virtuous, why should she be respectful and virtuous? The process starts with YOU and personal responsibility. In addition, when a woman breaks your heart, a man must know "how to process and integrate that emotional pain to become a better Man". Processing does not involve a drug and pussy rampage.

Pat Stedman Must Read

As I mentioned before, I heard about Pat through Mark. Mark has had some great guests on and has covered a wide range of topics that are important in every man's life. Topics include fitness, women, parenting, and financial freedom.

Like Jordan Peterson, Pat gave me another Aha! moment. Not surprisingly, Carl Jung makes an appearance in Pat's post (Jordan talks about Jung a lot as well). I had been reading about red pill advice for some time now, but my gut was telling me that some piece was missing. The maturation from a boy to a man involves a couple of steps. A first love is a big step. A first bad breakup is another. A period of pussy slaying may also be an important step (numbers may vary). The missing piece is how do we go from playboy to family man. Western Civilization needs the family structure. What do we know from an evolutionary standpoint that can give us clues into how families formed?
"In order for society to function, there needs to be an equilibrium — and it’s achieved not simply when the genders reach an agreement with each other to compromise on their own sexual strategies, but when they work together to stop other members in their own gender from sexually dominating."
If you have not read "The Art of the Deal" by Trump go get it. The best deals are when both sides get something out of the negotiation. Remember, the zero-sum game is sub-optimal. If men and women both get something out of the marriage, this is the best result. And negotiation requires compromises. But important note, you cannot compromise your integrity (living your truth). I'm going to add to Pat's paradox. Compromise would appear to mean give up a piece of your integrity. We have to be careful not to confuse integrity with ego. To be rigid and unflinching with zealous ideology is a zero-sum game. To beat this point across, in a zero-sum game, you "lose" if you believe you are compromising. Faith and trust in something greater than yourself can produce amazing results (like a beautiful family beyond imagination).

Perceiving the world through a zero-sum game puts a finite cap on the possibilities. Living life through the lens of a "positive sum game" (win-win) yields infinite possibility. Because the results often are beyond our wildest dreams. The family unit is the building block of a community. A community with a common culture is the building block of a civilization. Not surprising, each level requires integrity, trust, and a belief in striving towards a higher calling (something beyond yourself).

Jordan Peterson Twitter
Maximus Twitter
Pat Stedman Twitter
Mark Baxter Twitter
Mark Baxter Podcast

Note: None of these guys have paid me to promote their material. I just really like their material. And the fact I'm seeing all of this great material in the span of a couple of a couple of months tells me a Masculine Reconnaissance is about to hit. And it will be glorious. Strength and honor brothers.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

How to Spot a Nagger

There's a famous quote from Theodore Roosevelt about The Man in the Arena.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
The man in the arena has earned the right to be a critic. He has survived the gauntlet. The nagger is a wannabe critic. The nagger has lived a life of comfort outside the arena.

Some of the people I consider to be forged in the arena: Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Stefan Molyneux, Thomas Wictor, Vox Day, Scott Adams, Rollo Tomassi, Ivan Throne, Mike Cernovich, Ed Latimore, Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes, Anthony Johnson. Whether it be real estate, women, nutrition/fitness, or entrepreneurship, these people are battle-tested.

When you read the About Me section of someone from the arena, there is some tale of struggle and triumph. And these struggles may have lasted years. In addition, these guys weren't looking for trouble. Life dealt them a tough hand and they found a way to make the best out of it. I have no doubt struggle is essential to understanding progress and building civilization. As a result, their opinions carry weight.

Some of the naggers: Barack Obama, almost every MSM "journalist", government bureaucrats. These people have lived cushy lives, gone to cushy universities, and then got cushy jobs. They won't go to battle, but they'll happily send your children to battle.

No doubt, the infantilization of the West has created an epidemic of naggers. Think about how a child acts. "Are we there yet? Look at me. Me me me." A child believes he is the center of attention and that all of his ideas are the best ideas. The child also needs constant affirmation, thus the constant peppering for attention. The arena allows a child to grow up, develop his own sense of confidence, and become a productive member of the tribe. Instead we have grown-children living in a Harry Potter fantasy dreaming about defeating an imaginary monster, completely oblivious to the actual monsters just outside their comfortable bubble.

The big question is how can you tell you are getting grown up criticism versus childish nagging? Emotional arguments are a sign of childish temper tantrums. Phrases to look out for from the children include "How can you say that?" "Are you for real?" "Wow." Using shame is a feminine and childish tactic. Men in the arena ask big picture, unfiltered, and raw questions, while the naggers point to petty little differences and avoid sounding unpleasant and brutish. The men in the arena have no time for your feelings and snobbish senses of decorum. Honestly, I believe your intuition is great at detecting who is battled-tested and who is a poser.

I am in no position to criticize people because I too have lived a life of comfort. I don't have much life experience. Instead what I do is listen to all the men in the arena and test out what works for me. Through my own experimenting and experiencing life, I hope to earn my seat at the table with the other men in the arena.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Decline of Masculinity - Iron Man

How does the Iron Man film series illustrate the decline of masculinity? Enough time has past that you cannot be mad about spoilers from the films. So leave now if you've been in a coma all this time.

The first film is a great comeback story. There's ingenuity, guts, and the right amount of bravado. This film represents entrepreneurship. Tony Stark is left for dead. Thanks to his excellent MacGyver skills, he cleverly builds his first Iron Man suit to escape from his captors. Also included in this film are sleeping with hot chicks and fast cars. Any straight man would love to have a car garage, build a badass suit, and then unload on babes.

The beginning of Iron Man 2 is a continuation on this theme. The government wants Tony Stark's Iron Man technology for fear other countries will develop it. Tony Stark has the perfect response.
You want my property? You can't have it. But I did you a big favor.
Sorry you can't have it. You should be thanking me not trying to control me. I did this country a great service. It is my favorite quote from the series. What makes the government so sure it can do better with the technology than Tony? What business is it of the government to control the life of an entrepreneur.

Unfortunately, this is where the cracks of Iron Man begin to show. Tony Stark is dying. In response to his impending departure, he makes his former assistant the CEO of his company. He decides to drive in a Formula One race. Then he gets drunk at his birthday party and gets into a brawl with his best friend. Despite the fact he almost died in the first movie, he handles his mortality pathetically in the second movie. Thanks to his dad, he gets another chance at life.

I'm putting the Avengers in this discussion because Tony is a big character in this film. One quote that stands out.
You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
Funny enough, I like Captain America more and more as his film series progresses. More on this later. The call for sacrifice is easily abused by the Left. Sacrificing your values, your livelihood, your identity will not appease the Left. They will always want more.

Isn't the point of an entrepreneur to take risks and make sacrifices? Tony Stark faced death twice already. Iron Man was built on plenty of blood, sweat, and tears. In fact, this reminds me of Trump haters. They view him as a narcissistic profiteer who only sacrifices others. And naturally, they don't believe this quote is genuine and heartfelt.
Nevertheless, I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our movement so that we can have our country back.
I can't help but chuckle at ordinary people criticizing the minds of billionaires. Billionaires aren't idiots, and you don't make that much money by being an idiot.

Iron Man 3 simply put was pathetic. Somehow the events from the Avengers have triggered PTSD in Tony. By this point, Tony has escaped death 3 times, but only now he has nightmares. He is a shell of his former self. In a display of foolish fake bravado, he gives the antagonist his home address, putting the life of his girl, Pepper, in danger.

And he doesn't build anything useful on screen. Much of his time spent is on... recharging his suit. Why doesn't his arc reactor work? He has made plenty of Iron Man suits at this point, but he has a power issue. The nail on the coffin for this movie was the fact that he didn't even defeat the antagonist. Pepper does.

The movie was devoted to Tony Stark's fear of losing Pepper. His woman has become his number one priority which is a mistake. He doesn't do anything useful in this movie. And in the end, he watches on the sidelines as Pepper finishes the job. It is a great way to show the decline of masculinity.

Avengers 2 continues the fear theme. Tony Stark's fear has gotten the best of him and causes the events of the movie to unfold. He has the dream of using his Iron Legion combined with Ultron AI to maintain the peace.
I see a suit of armor around the world.
This is incredibly controlling and totalitarian. The idea of controlling people to make them safe has turned Tony into the thing younger Tony Stark would have hated.

Captain America Civil War completes the 180 degree turn of Tony Stark.
We need to be put in check. And whatever form that takes, I'm game. 
Tony Stark advocates for a government panel to keep the Avengers in check. Go back and read Tony Stark from Iron Man 1. This movie made me Team Captain America all the way. Unlike Tony, Steve Rogers always advocates for the individual and having the individual take responsibility for his actions. He does not believe in passing on this responsibility to a government entity.
If we sign this, we surrender our right to choose. What if this panel sends us somewhere we don't think we should go? What if there's somewhere we need to go and they don't let us? 
Tony Stark no longer embraces the masculine spirit. He is afraid and wants someone else to tell him what to do. This loss of masculinity is evident in Hollywood, universities, and politics. Too much catering to "victim" groups. Too much defensiveness to not offend anyone. Too much hesitation to venture into the unknown and create something.

Which is why Trump won. The counter movement has begun. Masculinity will be celebrated again.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Feminist's Son

My mom is a feminist. She voted for Hillary. She believed Hillary was a voice for women. She believes women are not treated fairly in the workplace. She believes the patriarchy keeps women down. So what is my family like?

Simply put. Utter catastrophe. My dad sacrificed his career for her to follow her dreams. Blue Valentine (if you haven't seen it, watch it) is very personal to me. If you ask me the first thought that comes to mind about my childhood, I'd tell you fighting. Countless fighting. I saw divorce as a blessing not a curse. The personality clashes became toxic grudges.

So what am I like as a person? Very insecure, very afraid to voice opinions, emotionless, directionless. I knew I didn't want to be like my parents so I went the exact opposite. Timid and emotionally stunted. I've had my bouts of anger and depression. But I consider myself lucky I didn't let the anger and depression destroy me. Countless others have perished.

The result of feminism is the destruction of the next generation. Women pouring all their time and effort into a career at the expense of their children. I have personally seen both corporate and academia life. I'm not impressed. To me, it doesn't seem worth it to go through all the politics and bureaucracy. If I had to choose between the work grind and raising a family... family seems like an obvious choice to me. But feminism has inverted the priority at the expense of the family (the fundamental building block of civilization).

The only blessing that feminism brought to me was that I began to question everything. The violent relationship I witnessed made me begin researching relationships. Which led me to pickup, nutrition, philosophy, mindset. As a result, I can slowly begin to address my flaws.

Mom, she has a good heart. But good intentions do not translate at all to good results (see government policy). The problems of this world will not be solved with good intentions. They will be solved with grit and hard choices. Hardness is the antithesis of feminine. Feminine is warm and nurturing and accepting. Hard and protective and prohibitive is male. The bubble that Western Civilization lives in (built on the bodies of countless men) has made us lose sight of the cost it took to make it. Only in a bubble fantasy can we assume that everything is OK now and masculinity is no longer needed. Masculinity is the dam that holds back the chaos waters of nature. Without it, we drown.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Why I Cannot Recommend Multiculturalism

My parents came to this country from China. They had no community to lean on. We were in Iowa. I grew up isolated. While technically I am American, I felt different growing up. When you look different, you feel different. And without the proper parental guidance to deal with this issue, it eats at you. Maybe you have parents like mine. Immigrant parents who have this misguided idea of telling their kids about their struggle to make it to a better world. All it does is make the kids feel bad about themselves. The kid logic is that I didn't have the struggle of my parents so I feel bad for bringing up my struggles integrating. But that struggle doesn't go away. Now it's compounded by feelings of remorse that I'm not as good as my parents. The snowball effect grows.

Tim Pool made a very good point. A lot of the crimes occurring in Sweden are not caused by refugees. It's caused by their children. The children are not seen by the locals as Swedes. The children are not seen as their homeland's children either. They are people without an identity. Governments have done piss poor jobs integrating migrants into communities. Government doing a bad job with implementing policy, what else is new?

I went through an anger phase. Ideas of revolution were appealing. Communism sounded so good. The idea of everyone being the same... it was a solution to an answer I was searching for my whole life. To belong and not be different. Look at these kids being indoctrinated by ISIS. They have been presented a solution to become a hero. They've grown up feeling like they don't belong and they finally are given a sense of belonging. A man dying of thirst in the desert will do desperate things for water. A person starving for identity will also do crazy things.

Blacks hang out with other blacks. Jews do the same. As do Hispanics and Asians. Identity matters. You would be so naive and foolish to think it doesn't. Even the Civic Nationalists want to shut off immigration until the issues are sorted out. Can they be sorted out? Parenting matters, and mishaps in parenting echo for generations. So it's going to take some time to sort this out.

I consider myself lucky. My ideas of revolution did not make me do anything rash and stupid. But all these migrants flooding into Western Civilization. They are ticking time bombs waiting to happen. Based on my own experiences growing up, I cannot recommend the ideas of diversity and multiculturalism. These are just feel good words. But a child's psychology is very fragile and feel good words do jack shit. A child needs structure and security. I don't have an answer, I just tell you what doesn't work from my perspective.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - You must hate X

* If you question climate change, you must hate the environment.
* If you question Common Core, you must hate children.
* If you question Obamacare, you must want sick people to die.
* If you question welfare, you must not care about the poor.
* If you question open borders, you must be a bigoted racist.

* If you question our beliefs, you are a heretic and must burn.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - The Most Bigly Man in the World

He can make blue states blush red. 

The media questions him because they secretly find him interesting.

The Chinese come to him for wall-building advice.

Out of respect for him, illegals deport themselves.

He created so many jobs, illegal aliens came from all over the galaxy.

He once apologized, just to see how it feels.

If he were to mispronounce your name, you would feel compelled to change it.

His golf courses brought peace to the Middle East.

His Cyber Wizard son, Barron, fixed education with only 56K dial-up.

He gave up his billion dollar life, just to run for President.

He is, The Most Bigly Man in the World.

Make America Great Again, My Friends.

Most Bigly Man in the World

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - The MAGA Movement

Back in February 2009, when the nation was still figuring out how to climb out of the Great Recession, President Obama announced to a joint session of Congress his plans for healthcare reform. The timing was peculiar. Unemployment was still very high. Companies were still recovering. How much would this cost? How would it impact businesses?

In September 2009, the Tea Party movement was born to protest the excess government spending and government takeover of health care. The Obama administration promised, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan". Instead of addressing the concerns of citizens, the administration and the mainstream media labeled the Tea Party as racist.

Ron Paul ran for President in 2012 riding the wave of government skepticism. The Middle East wars expanded with Libya and Syria. That's right, the Nobel Peace Prize winning President expanded war efforts in the Middle East. Government spending remained out of control. More importantly, unemployment remained stubbornly high. Unfortunately, the RNC established a petty rule to prevent Ron Paul delegates from nominating him (see Rule 40).

Years later, the concerns of the Tea Party were justified. People lost their health care plans. Deductibles went up, not down. Costs continued to rise while quality decreased. The Obamacare architect admitted that the key to passing the bill was "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter". This would only fuel the citizen's resentment and lack of trust in government. The IRS added additional fuel to the fire. The IRS intentionally targeted tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status with intensive scrutiny.

You may notice some common themes back in 2012 that are relevant in today's times. The mainstream/fake news media established a narrative that anyone opposed to the Obama/Clinton team were racist, misogynist, terrible people. The Establishment Republicans do not care for conservative grassroots movements and will happily work with Democrats to screw over the citizens. Finally, you see a civil war in government agencies between American patriots and those for shadow governments that are above the will of the people.

The Tea Party movement has transformed into the MAGA movement. Mike Cernovich asked people at the Bull Moose Party, "Why are you here?" We are here because of a journey that started back in 2009. We believe in what the Founding Fathers wanted in America. People joined the MAGA movement at different times, but we all share the goal of Making America Great Again.

Below is a list of the main players I see that are currently shaping the MAGA movement.

Wise Elders
1) Donald Trump/Steve Bannon
These two represent the heart and the soul of America. The movement would be dead and Hillary would be President without both of them. Read the Art of the Deal and you will understand how Trump works. Read about Andrew Breitbart to learn about how Bannon views media.

2) Stefan Molyneux
He wouldn't categorize himself as part of any movement, but he is still an important figure to listen to. Freedomain Radio is the largest philosophy show in the world. Facts, reason, and evidence are the key pillars to a civilization. His talks with the next person I'm going to mention are my favorites.

3) Vox Day
Science fiction writer, video game designer, and publisher. A student of economics and history. He understands human dynamics very well, showing how spineless so called conservatives are (read his book Cuckservative). They haven't conserved anything. Be ready to have your whole worldview tested, he does not hold back.

4) Scott Adams
He also wouldn't categorize himself as part of any movement, but he correctly predicted the rise of Trump. A trained hypnotist, he understands humor and persuasion. Persuasion, not facts, rule the political domain. It would be foolish to ignore his advice.

Big brothers
5) Mike Cernovich
Lawyer, film maker, author, and journalist. A jack of all trades similar to Vox Day. He also does not hold back. Like Scott Adams, he also predicted the rise of Trump. His blog Danger and Play covers a multitude of topics. His book Gorilla Mindset is a must read to understand the human mind, how it works, and how you can optimize it.

6) Alex Jones
Ironically, I'm giving him the title of Big Brother when he's been fighting against big brother for decades. He has always been for the common man and against government overreach. He has a nonstop motor, wanting to inform people about the globalist agenda and hoping to see mankind elevate themselves. 

7) Sargon of Akkad
While not a supporter of Trump, he is for finding truth and against media hysteria. He is a classical liberal (a believer of individual freedom) and loves ripping apart the anti-individual arguments of social justice warriors.

In Memoriam, Andrew Breitbart. He stood up for the Tea Party and defended them against the MSM narrative. He was not afraid to take on the corporate media machine. He died too young. Fortunately, Steve Bannon is carrying the torch in his spirit.

Young Rockers
8) Milo
When I think of Milo, I think of the Joker with a conscience. He gets under the skin of social justice warriors with laughter as his weapon. His college tour was very important in the fight for freedom of speech and thought in college campuses. 

9) Paul Joseph Watson
Part of the Alex Jones InfoWars crew, PJW is a heavy hitter exposing the Left's hypocrisy like Sargon of Akkad and Milo. He rails against politicians, celebrities, and media pundits. He has a very big presence on both Twitter and YouTube delivering truth bomb after truth bomb in his videos. 

10) PewDiePie
Like Sargon of Akkad, he is not a supporter of Trump. He stays very apolitical, but understands the power that media has to destroy lives. In addition, he is humbled by the support of his fans and does not cater to special interests. With 54 million subscribers (many of which are teens), he is an influential force for future voters.

The young rockers have a big influence on the youth vote and are heavily engaged in the culture war. Their efforts will have a long lasting impact.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Envy

Socialism is more than just an economic theory. Andrew Breitbart used the term Cultural Marxism. I'm going to take it one step further. All these terms are rooted in the deadly sin, Envy.

What is Envy? I'm going to explore this question 2 ways. One is through Christianity. Note, I am no means a Christian scholar. The second way is through the anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

From Wikipedia, a common theme for Envy is a desire for another's possessions as well as a desire to see others fall. Envy is dehumanizing because it pits people against each other. Dante saw Envy as a sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low. In Dante's Purgatory, the punishment for Envy is having your eyes sewn shut with wire. Bertrand Russell said that "Envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness, bringing sorrow to committers of Envy whilst giving them the urge to inflict pain upon others."

Envy is so sinful, that it is 2nd behind Pride. "In accordance with the most widely accepted views, only Pride weighs down the soul more than envy among the capital sins." Tim Challies also talks about how Envy comes just behind Pride. "It’s crucial to understand that Envy flows out of Pride." Envy is Pride in a social environment. Pride has no meaning without a comparison to another person.

C.S. Lewis says, "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man." Dorothy Sayers says "Envy is the great leveler: if it cannot level things up, it will level them down … rather than have anyone happier than itself, it will see us all miserable together."

This quote ties in nicely with the character Envy in Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA). He loves human misery, starting civil wars and ruining lives. In his true powered up form, he is the most grotesque looking creature. I bring up FMA for another reason. The deep dark underbelly of government in that story has many parallels to our government. People involved with the shadow government are involved in some disturbing practices to stay in power. And like the anime, these dark forces seek to become gods themselves.

The Left wants socialism because it is envious of wealth. The Left wants Cultural Marxism because it is envious of Western Civilization. The Left wants Atheism because it is envious of Christianity. The Left is very stealthy in how it undermines Christian values. It does so by exploiting values, turning strengths into weaknesses.

Kindness. "You must be tolerant. You must show compassion." Look at Europe. This is pathological altruism. People are sacrificing their way of life for the sake of kindness. Unprecedented numbers of immigrants are flooding into Europe. At what cost? Health care, education, social welfare are at breaking points. The police are overburdened with crime.

Charity. "You must give to the less fortunate." Notice how taxes increase yet the debt constantly increases as well? People pay more and more and get less and less out of the government. The welfare state has destroyed incentives to work because the payouts are so comfortable. People won't work if the welfare gives them a better life.

Justice. "You must support equality and fairness." Identity politics has polluted justice. In the pursuit of "social justice", the Left has resorted to favoritism. Equality means equal outcome. Everyone must be the same and have the same miserable existence.

Remember, Envy wants to see all of us miserable together. And the Left is infected with Envy.

Dante and Virgil amongst envious 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Milo

Bad joke? Endorsement of pedophilia? Political hit job? Character assassination? Deep state?

There are many angles to analyze what happened to Milo Yiannopoulos. First, the infamous 4chan /pol/ board predicted the Milo scandal hours before it happens. When the videos surface, like clockwork, CPAC withdrawals Milo's Keynote Speaker invitation, Simon and Schuster cancels the publication of Milo's book, and Milo resigns from Breitbart.

We learn that Reagan Battalion was the group who took down Milo. This group endorsed Evan McMullin for President. So this group is part of the Never Trumper crowd. Milo was one of Trump's big supporters.

A week ago General Flynn, another big Trump supporter, resigned as National Security Advisor. Between the Flynn resignation and the Milo story, WSJ publishes a hit piece on PewDiePie, YouTube's biggest star. While PewDiePie is not political, he does have a large young audience. He's a man of great influence to the hearts and minds of the youth. Quite the coincidence all these events happened within the same week.

And now the reactions to the events that unfolded. First, the man himself.

Milo's Statement
Milo's Press Conference

Next, the social media giants give their take.

Sargon of Akkad Gives His Reaction (26 min)
Stefan Molyneux Gives His Reaction (46 min)
Mike Cernovich Gives His Reaction
American Comrade Gives His Reaction
Vox Day Gives His Reaction

My reaction? It was a classic media smear job. Look how quickly events unfolded. Lost in all this is the fact that Milo was a victim of child rape. This is the real tragedy. He was raped when he was 13. As American Comrade points out, Milo re-frames the traumatic experience as a tale of survival. Unfortunately as Mike Cernovich points out, the public did not know about this backstory. His joking manner about the subject of child sexual abuse just sounds wrong without the backstory. And even with the backstory, it is a poor way of dealing with the abuse.

I'm putting on my amateur psychology glasses. Here are some common victim behaviors of survivors of sexual abuse. Oftentimes, the victim will deny the incident because of humiliation, shame and fear. In Milo's case, he spins it. In an attempt at self preservation, he views the abuse as a positive. He feels responsible for the abuse and if the abuse is bad, then he is bad. Stefan Molyneux says similar things but in much more detail in his analysis.

Milo makes the fatal mistake of casting a general view of child sexual abuse based on his experiences. Because of that people can easily say that Milo excuses child sexual abuse. And that's exactly what the media smear campaign does. Because he does not immediately condemn the act after making jokes and positive comments about it, he's left himself open to attack.

I don't think he still fully understands just how destructive child sexual abuse can be. He himself says in his press conference, "I fell into alcohol and nihilistic partying that lasted well into my late 20s." But he doesn't mention anything else about the harmful effects of child sexual abuse afterwards in his press conference. Too much rationalizing, not enough true reflection.

And now for some Leftists who have said similar things Milo has said. And they just fine in the media's eyes.

George Takei
"I was at summer camp, 14 years old, and there was a blond camp counselor who was very tanned and good looking. His t-shirt was rolled up, and the hair on his forearm glistened gold. I made comment, and that was enough to cause him to visit me in the cabin. Oh myyy..."

Sarah Silverman
"Hey, is it considered molestation if the child makes the first move?"
Bill Maher
Says 2 things. He'd rather get molested by Michael Jackson than beat up by school bullies. And he makes the distinction that Jackson serviced them, not the other way around. As if that makes it all better.
Lena Dunham
Dunham describes using her little sister at times essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her.
Salon Here Here And here

And the finale, Elijah Wood and Corey Feldman talk about how child sexual abuse is the biggest problem in Hollywood. Using Leftist logic, any celebrity that knows about the pedophilia going on but says nothing is guilty.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - White Privilege

"You're a fucking white male!" If you don't know this quote you can quickly google the video. White privilege just means you have the privilege of getting the blame for the ills of society because of the color of your skin.

It means you have the privilege of getting shot at as you try to police crime ridden areas or while deployed oversees. It means you have the privilege of working in the burning heat or the freezing cold to maintain the infrastructure of the country. It means you have the privilege of making whatever sacrifices so your kids may have a better life.

Where was the privilege when people lost their health coverage and their doctors? Lots of privilege when people lost their jobs and left the labor force. And the privilege of all these problems and no voice to help them. Instead of hearing their cries for help, the media decided to lecture them on racism and privilege.

Look up the Harlem Renaissance. Yes, blacks were treated like 2nd class citizens back then. But despite being poor, Harlem was not crime infested. It was a vibrant scene of culture and art. There was not an epidemic of single mothers. What happened in the last century that destroyed black families and infested their communities with drugs and violence?

This is just one of many forms of cultural marxism. Pitting groups against each other to achieve that "utopia" of equal outcome. Because you have privilege, we must tax you for your privilege and give it to those with less privilege. To alter a quote from The Incredibles, "And when everyone's equal... no one will be."

President Trump hears the voices of the forgotten men and women. Which is why you see reactions of hope, relief, and joy from his supporters. But of course, the Fake News media will continue to dismiss his supporters and continue to lecture them. Must be nice having the privilege of destroying people's lives. Time for the media to check their privilege.

 "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer" 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - PewDiePie

PewDiePie's Response (11 min)

News outlets attacking Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie just further demonstrate why they are dying. Internet personalities are built from nothing. It's a version of the American Dream to start from nothing and end up with something amazing. It's like the roaring 20s. A lot of new money was generated, yet looked down upon by old money. Old school media relies on status and reputation. They are today's elitist aristocracy and fewer and fewer people like them.

This quote from PewDiePie pretty much summarizes what a lot of people are thinking.
"They blatantly misrepresent people for their own personal gain, even viciously attack people to further themselves" (at 2:28 in the response)
The Fake News Media continues to slander and misrepresent. And then when people criticize them, they fall back on "we are essential. honorable journalism is vital for a democracy". That is a load of bull. They have become so snobbish and narcissistic, they don't realize how much they are hemorrhaging money. People don't like what they are saying.

PewDiePie has 53 million subscribers, a lot of which are kids (South Park did an episode about PewDiePie confirming this). The Fake News Media just made 53 million skeptics. And since the Fake News Media and Democrats go hand in hand, they have just made 53 million Conservatives.

Which confirms what Paul Joseph Watson said, Conservatism is the new Counter-Culture and Generation Z will end up much more conservative than my millennial generation (funny enough I'm PewDiePie's and PJW's age). So keep it up Fake News Media, I'll make sure to piss on your grave when you finally die.

Monday, February 13, 2017

News of the Day - Reince Preibus

Emergency! Trump's Plan to Save Humanity is Under Attack
The CIA Really Is Out to Get General Flynn
Where are the Reince Priebus Hit Pieces?

These stories go together because the Opposition Media and the Intelligence Establishment have been desperate for a scalp. General Flynn is one of those people they want to take out. There have been a considerable number of leaks coming out from the Trump Administration. One of the most notable leaks was a meeting between Flynn and Russia's ambassador. Sources have been saying that it is Priebus leaking this information.

As Mike Cernovich points out, there is a Sherlock Holmes story that describes the media leak situation.
“I had grasped the significance of the silence of the dog, for one true inference invariably suggests others…. Obviously the midnight visitor was someone whom the dog knew well.”
The criminal in the story must have been friendly with the guard dog, because there was no barking when the crime occurred. Compare that with the media's unusually silent treatment of Priebus.

Priebus is the Chief of Staff. This is a big position that often leads to other big political positions. Richard Nixon's Chief of Staff Alexander Haig became secretary of state under Ronald Reagan. Gerald Ford's chief of staff was Dick Cheney. So was Donald Rumsfeld. Rahm Emanuel became Mayor of Chicago.

So why isn't the media going after Priebus the same way they are going after Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn? One could conclude then that the Opposition Media is not barking at Priebus because Priebus is friendly with them. Priebus must be giving the Opposition Media something, leaks.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Jack Murphy and Vox Day

I will start by saying I know more about Vox Day than I do about Jack Murphy. I have been following Vox Day through Stefan Molyneux. I find their conversations to be the most enjoyable and thought provoking. When it comes to society, Vox's argument is pretty simple. Identity > Culture > Politics. This is very similar to Scott Adam's Persuasion Stack (as shown here). For both Vox and Scott, Identity is the strongest form of persuasion and how people make decisions.

Politics is the bottom of the totem pole for Vox the same way Reason is the bottom of the totem pole for Scott. Both politics and reason are an intellectual endeavor. The reason why intellect is such a weak persuasive argument can be summed up with the analogy of the elephant.
"Perched atop the Elephant, the Rider holds the reins and seems to be the leader. But the Rider’s control is precarious because the Rider is so small relative to the Elephant. Anytime the six-ton Elephant and the Rider disagree about which direction to go, the Rider is going to lose. He’s completely overmatched."
The lizard brain wins easily. Most people lack the mental strength and maturity to tame the elephant. And since we evolved as tribal creatures, the easiest way to associate with a tribe is through similar looking people. In other words, identity is the easiest. Think about it, from a survival standpoint, why the hell would you go against your identity/tribe? It would have been suicide.

Jack's argument can be placed in Vox's 2nd tier, Culture. Jack hopes for a melting pot America that shares the same culture. The American culture is founded on small government, individual liberty, and Christianity. Vox quips that civic nationalism can work as shown by the Romans. The caveat was that Rome was a totalitarian state. One could argue that, civic nationalism is only viable with a strong leader with a strong sense law and order. In other words, Trump.

And here lies the issue with civic nationalism, it requires a strong leader to keep everything in order. It is like a corporation, it is only as strong as its leader. A person can build a great company. A person can Make America Great Again. But that person is mortal. Apple was Steve Jobs creation. Now what does Apple do that is revolutionary? Not much. Trump can only lead for 8 years. Will his successor be able to keep it up?

I'm similar to Jack. I bought the fairy tale illusion that Obama would bring hope and change. I was a young 18 year old dreamer. I drank the liberal Kool-aid and believed the fantasy of a peaceful communist utopia. And then I remember the famous quote by George Carlin, "Question everything". The first round of questioning led me to the manosphere and the world of alpha and gaming. The second round of questioning led me to nutrition and exercise science. The latest round of questioning has led me to explore the ideas of government and persuasion.

Vox's argument will win out in the long run. As he said, "What I am describing is about as optional as gravity." But I think Jack's American Dream is still worth pursuing. Even if the game eventually ends, at least we can get a high score for the history books. Overall, I enjoyed this debate and hope there will be more exchanges between Alt-Light/New Right and Alt-Right. Especially in how both sides can work together to help Trump/Europe make Western Civilization Great Again.

Final thoughts, shout out to Ivan Throne for setting this up. You can find the debate here. Also, buy The Nine Laws. Your survival depends on it. I'm not getting anything by endorsing this. In fact, I'm still in the process of reading it and digesting it. It requires a lot of digestion.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Photos of the Day - Dear White People

Civil War

News of The Day - Chyna

NYT and WaPo buying site traffic from China

Big news. Suddenly the New York Times and the Washington Post are seeing a massive increase in web traffic. The only thing is... it's all coming from China. Are these obsolete newspapers relying on China to stay relevant?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - I'm from the government and I'm here to help

The government wanted to tackle education. We are now drowning in student debt. We spend more per child, but still get no measurable increase in academic scores.

The government wanted to tackle drugs. Incarceration rates skyrocketed, but the drugs remained. Cartels are having big success in Mexico. This has led to an massive spike in illegal immigration.

The government wanted to tackle recessions. The creation of the Fed has led to more severe recessions and depressions. And there have been more recessions after than before the Fed.

The government wanted to tackle terrorism. The Middle East is completely destabilized. ISIS is booming. This led to the Europe refugee crisis.

The government wanted to tackle health care. Insurance rates skyrocketed. People lost their coverage and their doctors, spending more for less services. Nutritional guidelines made us fatter and sicker. The VA health system is a mess.

The government wanted to tackle income inequality. The rich got richer. The poor got poorer. The middle class evaporated. The jobs went out of the country.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses wanted to help. They built America, made some wonderful inventions, helped human civilization reach new heights. And now, they'll help fix government.

News of the Day - Sessions Confirmation

Tillerson, DeVos, and Sessions were the most hotly contested Cabinet picks. With Tillerson and DeVos through, Sessions should be going through as well. Time to restore our foreign policy, our education, and our justice system.

For those following Pizzagate, Sessions will be confirmed the same day as National Pizza Day. Kek sure works in mysterious ways. A few things that poke major holes in the Opposition Media's narrative of Sessions.

Coretta Scott King Thanks Jeff Sessions For Rosa Parks Library. Yes the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. thanks the Senator.

Sessions received the NAACP Governmental Award of Excellence

How black Democrats stole votes in Alabama and how Sessions tried to stop it. The narrative is, Sessions went after Civil Rights activists to suppress the black vote. What the Opposition Media left out was during the 1984 Democratic primary, all the serious candidates were black. Two of them, Reese Billingslea and Warren Kinard, ran against the incumbent Turner and “were convinced that fraud was occurring in the election.” So Sessions went after black candidates who were involved in voter suppression against other blacks. The spin is strong.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - The Establishment

Throughout history, the truth seekers, the people who wanted to bring change and improve society were always labeled dangerous and a threat to society. Every slanderous adjective was thrown at them. The establishment did everything to stop them.

Maybe Socrates comes to mind (against the Athenian establishment). Maybe the Founding Fathers come to mind (against the British establishment). Maybe MLK comes to mind (against the American establishment).

Who is currently considered the most dangerous person by the establishment?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - First They Came For

First he helped the Businesses, and I screamed out —
Because I was a socialist.

Then he helped the Trade Unionists, and I screamed out —
Because I was a liberal arts student.

Then he helped Middle America, and I screamed out —
Because I was a coastal elite.

Then he helped me — and there was no one left for me to scream at.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

News of the Day - Thanks Obama

Trump's Ban
That awkward moment when it was actually Obama that signed INTO LAW the US policy to discriminate against, target and even begin to ban people from the seven countries that Trump is accused of

Thoughts of the Day - Refugees

There's a famous parable that seems relevant in today's world.

One summer in the village, the people gathered for a picnic. As they shared food and conversation, someone noticed a baby in the river, struggling and crying. The baby was going to drown!
Someone rushed to save the baby. Then, they noticed another screaming baby in the river, and they pulled that baby out. Soon, more babies were seen drowning in the river, and the townspeople were pulling them out as fast as they could. It took great effort, and they began to organize their activities in order to save the babies as they came down the river. As everyone else was busy in the rescue efforts to save the babies, two of the townspeople started to run away along the shore of the river.
“Where are you going?” shouted one of the rescuers. “We need you here to help us save these babies!” 
“We are going upstream to stop whoever is throwing them in!”

The media and politicians do a great job focusing your attention to the babies in the river. Look at all these poor refugee children! Won't you do something for the children? Compassion is such a powerful political tool, that it is easily exploited.

No one ever bothers to ask the source of the issue. Maybe we have a migrant crisis because we have completely destabilized the Middle East? If our government caused the problem, it will surely exacerbate the problem with massive migrant immigration.

As a result, we have a a perpetual cycle of babies being thrown into the river without ever taking care of the real issue. True compassion would be actually fixing the problem, even though the media and politicians will say you are a monster for not doing enough to help the babies.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Identity Politics

Newton's 3rd Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Who knew this law would apply to realms beyond Newtonian physics? Somehow everything in the universe is all connected, we just need to figure out how.

The Left has been playing identity political warfare for decades. To sum up, white people must repent for their sins. Never mind the fact that every race has committed atrocities in the past. It's easiest to go after those on top. But as I said earlier, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

For some reason, the Left has refused to see white as a race. They are shocked that white nationalism is on the rise. The Alt-Right has formed as a result of their constant race baiting. We see a group that has decided enough is enough. "You want to pick a fight over identity politics? Fine, but be prepared, we come to win this fight." The Left is now scared and rightfully so. They picked a fight they cannot possibly win.

If there's one pattern I've seen that has prevailed, it's that the counter attack is always greater than the attack. It is what Trump has done his whole life. It's what the most masculine men do. In self defense, they will counter attack harder to make sure you either surrender or don't mess with them again.

I believe the Alt-Right's motto can be summed up with General Mattis' famous quote. "I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all." The most effeminate men I have ever seen have decided to pick a fight with some of the most fucking masculine white men.

Milo doesn't want to fight fire with fire. I agree with Milo (I'm also not white), but I feel it will fall on deaf ears. We are seeing a war unfold. And this kind of war will only end with the unconditional surrender of one side. I will be the Donkey from Animal Farm sitting on the sidelines, watching all of this unfold.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Jesus

What Jesus Christ Said | Duke Pesta and Stefan Molyneux

I think I need to revisit the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. The biggest takeaways I got out of this:

1) People fill in something for God. Things do not remain in a vacuum for very long. Wildfire burns down a forest? New plants emerge. Dictator overthrown? New leaders emerge. If you take away Christianity and become atheist? Well, humans will still worship something. In modern times, government has become god. Government will heal us and deliver us salvation.

2) Jesus became popular not because of his power, but because of what he did with that power. He did not command people to follow him or face brutal consequences. He gave people the option to follow or not, and led by example. Dr. Pesta ties in Jesus with the Founding Fathers. A very radical idea to deliver government from a bottom up approach rather than a top down approach. Encourage morality but do not try to control people into morality. Give people the choice to use their power for good.

3) Christianity became powerful because people were willing to stand up for what they believed without resorting to violence. Instead of being a doormat like we are seeing now in Europe, Christians of old would not bend. The idea of turn the other cheek and forgiveness has become perverted. A pathological altruism has evolved. Christians no longer try to argue about what is immoral. They have become too afraid of being labeled as bigoted. Jesus believed if you live for worldly possessions instead of a concept beyond this world, you would become corrupted.

Monday, January 23, 2017

News of the Day - TPP, Muslims, and CNN

Fake News CNN Versus President Donald Trump: Network’s Top Executive Makes Veiled Threat
"One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran, and Damascus — and that’s CNN. The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake."
Instead of trying to report news to prove Trump wrong, CNN decides to double double down and intimidate Trump. Great business model.

Limo Torched in DC Protests Belongs to Muslim Immigrant
I guess the DC protesters are Islamophobic.

Sanders, joined by Rust Belt Democrats, praises Trump for nixing TPP
A reminder that the main reason Trump won was the Rust Belt. It's the economy stupid!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - Government

As a whole population, are Americans inherently good or bad? If you believe they are inherently good, why would you need a large government to control them? Wouldn't they naturally make good decisions to benefit the country?

If you believe they are inherently bad, your solution of a large government still requires people to run it. Where will these people come from? Wouldn't bad Americans get in charge of a large government and inflict massive damage?

Maybe you believe most are good overall, but there are some bad apples that need to be controlled by a large government. Do you believe in wide sweeping laws that affect the entire population just to punish some bad apples? What does punishing the many for the sake of the few do for the morale of the country?

A common argument is that government is needed to control businesses from becoming monopolies. But what prevents a large business from lobbying to control government? Also, do you believe people are powerless to stop a business from becoming a monopoly?

President Trump wants to bring back American Exceptionalism. The idea that America is the best nation in terms of economic opportunity and individual freedom. A freer business environment provides more competition to prevent large businesses from taking a complete monopoly.

We see it time and time again. A large company becomes complacent and stagnant. A leaner company sweeps in to take over the market. In fact, that is why the average lifespan of a company is roughly 2 decades. It's time to stop being busy bodies and trust the process that Americans can make their country great again if you just let them.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

News of the Day

Rep Lewis questions Trump president legitimacy.
Trump questions Lewis Congress track record.

This is how low the media will stoop. Using the cover of civil rights to push a narrative.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Images of the Day

That's where you're wrong kiddo

Just another day with our "intelligence community" and fake news media

After That Press Conference
Our "intelligence" community
I don't think it means, what you think it means
How CNN responded to Trump
Philosorapter makes you wonder

 They're not sending their best

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Thoughts of the Day - War on Terror

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction. Our intelligence community is also deeply concerned about the acquisition of such weapons by Iran, North Korea, Libya, Syria and other nations."
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do."
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002


The Democratic leadership claimed to be antiwar and believed President Bush misled them into the Iraq War. That argument carried weight until President Obama came into power. Then it was quickly revealed that the Establishment Democrats love war just as much as Establishment Republicans.

Iraq. Saddam had to go. The aftermath? Chaos. ISIS.

Libya. Gaddafi had to go. The aftermath? Chaos. ISIS.

Syria. Assad had to go. The aftermath? Chaos. ISIS.

Yemen. Ali Abdullah Saleh had to go. The aftermath? Chaos. ISIS.

Are we beginning to see a pattern? Isn't it odd that with the War against Terror, one country is blatantly not talked about? 15 of the 19 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. Yet we are pretty much involved in every country surrounding Saudi Arabia. US foreign policies are causing severe blow-back and unintended consequences.

As the past 15 years have shown us, regime change sounds good, but it is not well understood and the mistakes are grave. The next time the US tries criticizing some event in the Middle East, take a good hard look at the event. The US fingerprints are probably all over it, and we should do the opposite of whatever the Establishment is thinking.