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.