Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tearing Down Crooners While San Francisco Burns

For the love of God, we need Donald Trump to win reelection in a landslide. Every part of our elite institutions needs to be burned to the ground.

Today's outrage from the elites is the discovery that Kate Smith recorded possibly racist songs in the 1930s.
The voice of singer Kate Smith is rapidly disappearing from the world of professional sports. The New York Yankees reportedly confirmed Thursday that they were no longer playing Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of home games, after the team learned of a Depression-era song she’d recorded that raised questions of possible racism. The Philadelphia Flyers followed suit Friday, distancing themselves from Smith by taking her famed rendition of “God Bless America” out of their playlist and covering a bronze statue of the singer near their arena as they investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the flagship city of the Secular Left, San Francisco, lacks a functioning sewage system.

The sewage system isn't working if your streets are littered with feces.

Baltimore's illegitimacy rates are so high that it's reasonable to say that the intact family is effectively irrelevant to the culture.

In Baltimore, married families, the basic building block of civilization, are less than 50% of the total.
I'll leave it to you to scour the lyrics of the top hip-hop and rap songs.

When the elites are talking about unknown songs from the 1930s while your sanitation systems, family structures and popular culture are in flaming ruins, that tells you that academia, the media, entertainment industry and politicians from both sides of the aisle need to be reduced to ashes and rebuilt from scratch.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ben Shapiro Is Unclean

Imagine Ben as a leper under Old Testament rules and you get an insight into why he and his kind are banned from speaking on campus.
The Torah teaches that during the early stages of what seemed to be a serious skin affliction, a sick person would stand before a Kohen (priest) who would diagnose the illness. If it was determined that the person was a leper, he or she would be expelled from the community for the duration of the recovery process.
A primary job of the Secular Leftist priests is to prevent the spread of infection - the infection of the rational thought of Athens and the moral thought of Jerusalem as discussed in Ben's excellent, new book, The Right Side of History. Their attempts to ban Ben, Dennis Prager, Candace Owens, Michael Knowles and Andrew Klavan and the rest is to protect the faithful. It's not "Shut up!" so much as it is "Don't listen!"

In yesterday's post wherein we looked at Tucker Carlson taking on a transgender-rights activist, we saw the futility of a Secular Leftist arguing with Tucker.
Check out his reactions when faced with (simple, logical questions). He gets flustered and emotional and accuses Tucker of "having issues." Why not? That's always worked before. No one in his circle wants to be accused of damaging someone else's self-esteem. He plays the moral superiority card because it's the one that trumps all as far as he knows. When it turns out to be the three of clubs, he's completely at sea.
 You can find all kinds of examples of Secular Leftists trying to stump Ben and others on YouTube and being similarly squashed. It's not just that the conservative speakers are brilliant, it's that the Secular Leftist hasn't encountered the questions they raise.

When you watch #WalkAway videos, you hear one former Secular Leftist after another talk about how they heard a talk or watched a Prager U video and that was the first time they had encountered a legitimate, sensible, alternative point of view. The banning of speakers is an effort to prevent that first encounter. It's like tying a bell around the neck of the leper and clothing him in distinctive rags so that all may see him and avoid him long before any interaction takes place.

No one is trying to convert the unclean, either. As a redneck Catholic, I can guarantee you that no one from the Secular Left sees me as worthy of evangelization. At least I've never encountered it. Instead, I'm one of Hillary's deplorables or one of Barack's bitter clingers. There is no hope for my redemption and so the only alternative is to make sure the faithful close their ears.

Clinton supporters on election night as everything started to go wrong. As they watched the map turn red at the county level, I wonder how many of them thought they should have spent more time listening to the concerns of rural voters and white men. My bet would be not many of them, given the tone of the elites since then.
If you wanted to convert someone, you'd speak to them in their language. When their language is the problem, all you can do is declare them unclean and inform your true believers that any contact will bring the risk of infection.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Transgender Hysteria

I was enjoying some Tucker yesterday when I came across this video wherein Tucker questions a trans activist from the DNC. At issue is how the public determines someone's sex for the purposes of participation and benefits. I excerpted the section that illustrates a point I want to make.


The issues Tucker raises are ones that someone governed by logic would ponder almost immediately upon hearing that it's permissible for you to simply declare your sex. The best is the Small Business Administration set asides where women and minorities get preference when it comes to government contracts. If I can declare my sex then there is no way on Earth I'm not a woman when I compete for Federal business. I'd be crazy if I didn't.

The trans advocate dude, at least I assume it's a dude, has clearly never considered these questions. How do you get to the point where you're on national TV without having thought about this? What kind of world does he inhabit where no one asked these? A world of hysteria, that's what.

Check out his reactions when faced with them. He gets flustered and emotional and accuses Tucker of "having issues." Why not? That's always worked before. No one in his circle wants to be accused of damaging someone else's self-esteem. He plays the moral superiority card because it's the one that trumps all as far as he knows. When it turns out to be the three of clubs, he's completely at sea.

The trans advocate dude is just another cosplay hero. In this case, he thinks he's saving transgender people from hate and violence. He puts on his cape and mask and runs around all day playing make-believe and then he goes home feeling good about himself.

Meanwhile, trans people, being mentally ill and treated in the worst possible way with confirmation of their psychoses, are suffering and dying.

Not to worry, that's all objective logic and objective logic never pierces the bubble of the Secular Left. They're superheroes fighting oppression, you see.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

More Pink

... and I mean lots more pink. I don't know what this Virginian tree was, but it was determined to show me just how PINK pink could be. I left the image large and even amped up the colors a bit to make up for the overcast day. I think it's worth a click. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Burning Down France

... would not be a good thing.

I've never been to France so I've never seen Notre Dame Cathedral. Still, I was deeply moved by the sight of the fire there and when the spire fell, I felt a sharp shock of pain. Horrible!

I've heard that other Catholic churches in France have been desecrated and some even burned during Lent this year. The implication of this is that we need to be suspicious of the Notre Dame fire. Was it arson? Who knows, but we've got to be aware of the pattern, they say.

That sounds like a bad idea to me. The last thing you want is to help wild rumors get started with the strong possibility that France will break into factions that will take to the streets to address their differences with violence. If it was arson, then they need to know, but until that's established, speculation would seem to be asking for serious trouble indeed.

Update: Uh oh.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pink

I shot this last week while I was in Virginia. I think it's an Eastern Redbud. I left the image large, so I think it's worth a click. Enjoy!