Tuesday, April 30, 2024

AI Storyboard Comedy

 ... isn't going to be as easy as I'd hoped.

I was doing something or other at the computer when the theme song to the Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" popped into my head. Naturally, I changed the lyrics to "The Man with the Golden Cat" and part of my brain asked to be excused, went downstairs into my subconscious and came back a few minutes later with this idea.

What about doing a Bond takeoff comedy where the stories are told in the form of storyboard art created by ChatGPT? Each episode or chapter would be a couple of images with a paragraph or two of summary. The comedy would come from the lead character being BobbyLee Bond, James Bond's American cousin from Dixie. He'd be in all the same kinds of settings, but he'd have the fish-out-of-water humor by wearing overalls, a camo baseball cat and being accompanied by his basset hound, General Beauregard.

He thinks he's all suave and sophisticated, but everyone around him is constantly exasperated by him and his stubborn, lazy hound.

The villain would be the Man with the Golden Cat. Just what he does with the cat or how he gets it or who it belongs to is anyone's guess right now.

In addition to the General, BobbyLee would be assisted by his cat, Cat. Cat would be a standard gray-silver tabby with a lousy attitude and disdain for everyone and everything. He'd insert himself whenever he was annoyed and the results would shake up the story line.

Here, Cat has snuck into the villain's HQ and is pressing a red button on his desk just because he doesn't like anyone in the place and is hoping the red button will make something bad happen to them. Frankly, Cat doesn't care what happens to anyone.

The problem with the concept was the same old one, which I had forgotten. I can't get the same BobbyLee from one image to the next. Here, Bond and the Bond girl, Maxine Gams, are in a speedboat with General Beauregard. It's a scene where Maxine is supposed to look sultry and alluring, but she's overcome with an allergy attack because she's allergic to basset hounds.

As you can see, that's a totally different BobbyLee.

Here's BobbyLee at MI 6 HQ, getting his assignment.

You might be able to make the case that this BobbyLee is the same as the first one, but that was just random chance hitting somewhere near the target.

Over at Playground, a different AI art creator, you can actually use celebrities and historical figures as your templates and the results are decent. I asked for Robert E. Lee as a superspy and got this.

That was excellent, but interacting with Playground is like dying, only without the good parts. Each image is prompted by descriptive terms. When I tried to get Lee into overalls, the result was horrendous. It was the same guy, but the feel was all wrong. Playground is making individual images with no reference to the story. In ChatGPT, you can tell a story interactively with the AI and then at regular intervals, ask for it to create an illustration of what just happened. Playground would be a never ending root canal as I tried one set of descriptive terms after another, hoping to get an image close to what I had in mind.

So ChatGPT is a dream partner for creating fiction, but its refusal to use real people as templates makes it improbable that I could pull off something like this.

Having said that, it's still a ton of fun.

At least Cat thinks so.

It looks like the villain's Rolls Royce is going to need some body work. Cat couldn't care less.

Super Special Bonus AI Conversation

To give you an idea of how much fun it can be to create fiction with ChatGPT these days, here's a conversation between us.

Me: Come up with an idea of your own where Cat wrecks things in the villain's HQ out of boredom, doing normal cat things.

ChatGPT: How about an image of Cat, the indifferent gray tabby, accidentally unleashing a swarm of robot spiders in the villain's headquarters out of sheer boredom? Picture this: Cat is in a dimly lit, high-tech lab filled with various experimental gadgets. In his quest for a cozy spot, he chooses to nap on what looks like an ordinary shelf. Unbeknownst to him, his weight presses down on a hidden button, activating a container which releases hundreds of small, mechanical spiders. The spiders, initially contained for a nefarious purpose, start scuttling all over the lab, causing chaos and disrupting the villain's plans. Cat, meanwhile, remains nonchalantly curled up, completely indifferent to the havoc he's caused, simply enjoying his nap amidst the pandemonium.

Me: That's a good one, but the comedy element of Cat is that he does all of these things intentionally because he doesn't care what happens to anyone except BobbyLee and General Beauregard, whom he loves.

ChatGPT: Got it! Let’s create a scene that captures Cat's mischievous nature with a touch of intentional chaos:

Imagine Cat, the sleek gray tabby, lounging on the control panel in the villain’s high-security surveillance room. With a bored expression, he stretches out, deliberately pressing a sequence of buttons with his paws. As a result, he switches off all the security monitors and unlocks every door in the headquarters. The henchmen scramble to regain control, while Cat observes their panic with detached amusement, flicking his tail leisurely. The scene would visually contrast the high-tech, alert environment with Cat's serene disinterest, highlighting his cunning and carefree attitude towards anyone outside his little circle of loved ones.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Plugging The Leaks In The Dike Of Censorship Holding Back The Humiliating Flood Of Stupidity

 ... might be the longest title I've ever used for a blog post, but it perfectly expresses what we're seeing unfold these days.

If you missed it, an Australian Orthodox priest was attacked and stabbed by a Muslim guy while giving a sermon. The video went viral on Twitter.

The Aussie chick in charge of suppressing news that conflicts with the progressives' oppressor-oppressed narrative called for Twitter to take down the video. Twitter suppressed it, but only for users Down Under. This wasn't good enough and the Keepers of the Truth in Oz called for Elon Musk to be fined, jailed and probably run out of town on a rail.

It illustrated just how stupid they are. In the last 24 hours, a video of the same priest back in the pulpit surfaced on Twitter. You might have a case for suppressing the stabbing video, but in order to maintain the "Muslims are oppressed" fantasy, you'd have to suppress videos of people talking about the video. Then you'd have to suppress videos about the videos about the video.

Lather, rinse and repeat until you're foaming at the mouth.

The real issue was not the attack on the priest, but the assault on the Elites' fantasy world. The curtain was pulled back and the Wizard in Oz turned out to be a progressive talking absolute rot.

The problem with incessantly talking rot is that reality becomes your enemy. The only way to maintain your status as the Super Smart Set is to suppress the evidence presented by reality. Thanks to Elon, that ain't gonna happen. Dig these examples.

Here, students and faculty, fully committed to diversity and inclusion, engage in prayers by a faith utterly committed to eliminating all diversity and inclusion everywhere in the world. They might as well all be wearing shirts that say, "I'm stupid."

Here's a story about congressman Jamaal Bowman being taken in by a Twitter troll account claiming to be the Chief Rabbi of Gaza. The only problem is that Hamas has made it illegal and fatal to be a Jew in Gaza. Our super smart diversity and inclusion guy is so committed to the Palestinians that he has no idea what the Palestinians believe. He's an idiot.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman and his campaign were duped by the parody social-media account of the fake “Chief Rabbi of Gaza.”

The phony X account of “Rabbi Linda Goldstein” is infamous for spouting anti-Zionist vitriol to ensnare unsuspecting progressives unaware that it is satirical.

The rabbi messaged Bowman about sponsoring a fundraiser for his Democratic primary campaign.

Under Hamas rule Jews were not allowed in Gaza, and the only ones there now are hostages and IDF soldiers attempting to rescue them — something Bowman evidently didn’t pick up on when he began corresponding with the account.

Bowman, a member of the far-left House “Squad,” has become one of the most vocal critics of Israel and defenders of Hamas in Congress.

At UCLA, they're hunting for spies and saboteurs. That would be students who record lectures by morons and share them on social media.

The dean of the medical school, Steven Dubinett, announced Friday that his office had formed a task force to review all first-year courses, including "Structural Racism and Health Equity," after the Washington Free Beacon published materials from the mandatory class. But the school isn’t happy about having its hand forced.

In an email to students and faculty, Dubinett implied that the leaks were an "attempt to intimidate" the medical school and hinted that future leakers could face discipline—especially if they record lectures. 

"Recording class sessions is not permitted without express consent from the instructor and class participants," Dubinett wrote. That warning appears to be a reference to an earlier incident in which a guest lecturer, Lisa Gray Garcia, led the required course in chants of "Free, Free Palestine" as well as a prayer to "Mamma Earth," part of which was caught on tape and thrust the course into the national spotlight.  

And the beat goes on.

All of this is an attempt to suppress embarrassing realities. After you start seeing it that way, the Super Smart Educated Elites become pitiful, not enraging.

Geeze, dudes, get a clue.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Whiteness Studies Are The Gateway Drug To Antisemitism

It's no surprise that Columbia, the epicenter of the Jew-hatred on our college campuses was encrusted with anti-white racism first.

I'll take this opportunity to repeat an earlier observation. It's a mistake to focus on just who is being hated. In a decade or two, if we keep grouping each other by immutable characteristics, we will focus our hate on a completely different group.

It's not the whiteness studies, it's assignment of moral value rankings to groups that is evil.

Friday, April 26, 2024

This Is Who They Are

 ... and it's primarily a product of their faculty.

Dig this bug-eyed, racist loon from Columbia. He's the leader of their student protests. 

In case you didn't know, the Columbia administration knows this guy well and many of the Columbia faculty are now out there supporting the students as they protest for Jewish genocide.

This is no surprise as they and almost every other university in the country have been teaching anti-white hatred for years. Hating the Jews was a hop, skip and a jump away. Dig this from our own University of San Diego. It is the synopsis of a 3-credit, semester-long course.


Units: 3 Repeatability: No

In this course students will think critically about whiteness by studying the communication practices that create and sustain power differentials in society. The course explores the social construction of whiteness in the foundations of the US, maintenance of citizenship, legal definitions of race, property ownership, neighborhoods, educational systems, technology, and media, emphasizing the way this history shapes our communication practices today. Students will emerge from the course with a thorough understanding of the ways white supremacy has shaped their social geography and will be equipped with tools for disrupting it.

Outstanding. One of the chicks who teaches it is on Twitter and she recently retweeted this bit of Hamas-philia.

It's not surprising at all that the dingbat who teaches modern Nazi race theory at USD also bags on the Jews. It certainly comes as no surprise to the people who run that particular "Catholic" institution. The Comms 442 instructor isn't exactly a stranger to them.

Man, who knew that embracing diversity and inclusion took that much hate, murder, rape and intimidation?

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Mein Kampf Mad Libs

Peachy Keenan wrote a powerful blog post on her Substack blog this morning where she both revealed her Jewish roots and wagged her fingers at the Jewish progressives who were only too happy to throw whites into the DEI meat grinder, thinking they were safe from modern racial hate. Here's a snippet.

This month I heard reports of tsuris and schpilkas all over L.A. as rich private school kids got denied from their parent’s Ivy League alma maters, thanks to the DEI regime they welcomed with open arms in 2020. Elite Jews are finally feeling the sting of “anti-white racism.”

This betrayal is, at least for many of the Jews I know, the hardest to bear—the reversal of privilege inside networks that Jews themselves made.

John Podhoretz attempted to claw back his special favorite nation status when he tweeted: “Jews aren’t white” because understood that the racism and bigotry that non-Jewish whites face in 2024 America is much worse, and much more destructive, than even the Hamas mobs camped out on Columbia’s campus.

It’s one thing to get yelled at on the street; it’s another thing to have your children taught to hate themselves for the color of their skin, to be forced to apologize to brown classmates in Kindergarten, and be denied college admission, jobs, and promotions that can no longer allow white men to advance up the ladder. 

Even a guy like Podhoretz understood that if even white men can lose the privileges they earned building, defending, and dying for their country, Jews are next.

She's a wonderful writer, but she's still missing the point. She's adopting the progressives' structuring of the world. There are races and genders and that's what matters. She's a white with Jewish ancestors. John Podhoretz is a Jew. And so forth.

That's just rearranging the deck chairs for the next Titanic. If you manage to fight off the bug-eyed racists this time, you've done little but set the stage for the next set. She's playing Mad Libs with Mein Kampf. Here's a quote from that storehouse of evil ready for us all to fill in the blanks.

Naturally I could no longer doubt that here there was not a question of _____A____ who happened to be of a different religion but rather that there was question of an entirely different people. For as soon as I began to investigate the matter and observe the _____B____, then _____C____ appeared to me in a different light. Wherever I now went I saw _____B____, and the more I saw of them the more strikingly and clearly they stood out as a different people from the other citizens. Especially the Inner City and the district northwards from the Canal swarmed with a people who, even in outer appearance, bore no similarity to the _____A____.

Here's the key:

  • A: A group you love.
  • B: A group you hate.
  • C: A city where both can be found

Back then, it was Germans, Jews and Vienna. Now it's blacks, whites and NYC. Tomorrow it will be ... what?

Does it matter?

Until her position is that she is Peachy Keenan, I am KT Cat, John is John and you are you, those being the only distinctive classifications of consequence, nothing will change.

Meanwhile, In The Belly Of The Beast

At Columbia, the madness is in full flower. The administration and faculty created this monster and now it's loose on campus, wrecking all kinds of things. One can only hope that donors stop donating ASAP. Why other colleges aren't swooping in to poach the best students and teachers is beyond me.

Hate uber alles.

I certainly understand the bitter schadenfreude of seeing the leftist Jews who were just fine with studying the scourge of whiteness now recoil in horror that their colleagues are studying the scourge of Jewishness, but none of this is going to end until some group stands up and says, "We will be the last ones hated. No more after us."

I wouldn't mind being the last in that particular line.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Columbia Isn't About The Jews

 ... it's about success.

From the Catican Archives

One of the questions raised in (The Strange Death Of Europe) was, why are the Europeans uniquely guilty when everyone else did the same thing? The Ottoman Empire is a good example. I don't see Erdogan making an apology tour for the conquest and enslavement of Europeans perpetrated by the Ottomans. Dittos for the descendants of the Mongols...

I'd suggest that instead of hating slavery, racism and imperialism, we hate success. To borrow this tidbit again from Hilaire Belloc,

Whatever happens we have got
The Maxim Gun, and they have not.

It's hard to imagine that the Turks, the Mongols or even the peaceful, living-in-harmony-with-nature Apache would have eschewed the use of the Maxim Gun if they'd had access to them.

It is a religious foundational principle on the left that group success is the result of oppression and failure is the result of being oppressed. If you're on a winning team, it's because you're evil. If you're on a losing team, it's because you're good.

At Columbia University, the antisemites are having a party. They are marching and singing and chanting and waving flags. It's all good, wholesome, progressive fun. In fact, it's so much fun that a rabbi at Columbia has suggested that all Jewish students, for their own safety, should leave and never come back. Given that plenty of the faculty are joining in the stiff-right-armed fun, that's sound advice.

Juden raus!

Super helpful conservatives like Jonah Godberg and John Podhoretz are deeply concerned about this. They weren't nearly as concerned during the Summer of Floyd when it was whites instead of Jews on the receiving end. This has not gone unnoticed.

Peachy Keenan, that domestic extremist, put out a shocking series of tweets which included these.

Hamas giving Jewish (progressives) what they voted for--good and hard.

I know a bunch personally who are newly radicalized post-Oct 7th, but frankly unless 90% of them vote for Trump this fall, I am not going to cry about them getting yelled at at Yale and Columbia. This is a feature, not a bug, of the same (nonsense) the left's been pushing for 50 yrs. Was eventually going to come for everyone.

If you cheered for DEI, ESG, anti-white, and anti-Christian bigotry, remember to duck when that boomerang comes for your head.

This one is hers, too.

When you marinate kids in hatred for “oppressors” from age 5-21 and preach it in every college class and teach them to “resist”

Don’t be surprised when they actually do it lol. This is your curriculum operating as designed

Proud Boy founder Gavin McInnes torched Jonah with this one. 

Sorry but I (freaking) love it. Jewish Marxist professors promoted anti-white rhetoric assuming they wouldn’t be included. They are.

When I did my talk at NYU and they were all screaming hysterically, I told the professor who was half-heartedly telling them to calm down, “You did this. This is you.”

Medium-sized fish Dr. Ben Braddock had this contribution to the bitterness.

A producer I used to work for, liberal Jewish guy, ranting on his IG story about the situation at Columbia. Scrolled down his feed to summer 2020. Black square. Selfies at BLM protests. A post explaining that violence and rioting is justified to make the oppressors uncomfortable. I sent him his posts and asked if he was familiar with the story of Rabbi Loew’s golem. Teachable moments are all around us. Embrace the opportunity to show the light of Truth. For us, this is a mitzvah.

They're all right, but they're not seeing the bigger picture. This isn't about Jews or whites. That's obvious if you follow some of the Asian crime twitter feeds. Those show Asians getting sucker punched, stabbed and robbed, almost always by blacks.

It's not about whites, Jews or Asians, it's about success. The progs know, they just know that successful groups are evil. They also know in their heart of hearts that the Palestinians, being chronic underperformers, are good. They're rioting to support good over evil just like they support love over hate when it comes to destructive sexual degeneracies of all kinds.

Anywho, instead of conservatives howling at each other for being late to the party like Jonah is, we ought to be preaching and supporting success. Just like the law enforcement groups who offered signing bonuses to veteran cops who were leaving the deep blue cities during the Summer of Floyd, sane universities ought to be bending over backwards to poach the Jewish kids from the Ivies and their progressive allies.

You want to hang out with winners, don't you? Why not be on Team Winner instead of Team White, Team Jew or Team Asian?

Wouldn't it be great to add as many blacks, Hispanics, gays and so forth to Team Winner by helping them succeed?

Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Islamic Republic Of London

Dig this. It went sufficiently viral for the Metro bobbies to reply. Their reply was irrelevant. What matters is what's in the video.

The copper is not doing anything wrong, he's simply saying that London is now an Islamic republic and Jews aren't welcome there any more than they're welcome in Syria. The new power rankings for London are:

  1. Muslims
  2. British law
  3. Jews

Get used to it because those rankings aren't going to change any time soon. In fact, given the current trends, the gap between the Muslims and everyone else is going to keep growing.

The cop is telling the Jew that any time they want, the Muslims can demand obedience from everyone else and there's not a thing the cops can do about it. British law ceases to matter. It's reality just like physics or chemistry are reality. This is what Muslims do, it's what they are called to do. They conquer and convert. It's what they have always done.

Elsewhere, BDaddy, Deano and I had a conversation about the dire state of American the Merchant Marine fleet. You can't project significant American military power unless you can get men and materials across the water. My response was that video or one of the thousand recent ones just like it. Once the enemy is inside the country in force, infesting your cities, dominant in some cases, all the defense spending and Merchant Marine tonnage in the world isn't going to save you.

Interregnum, Not Alliance

Elsewhere, the photo below was posted as an exasperating example of the alliance between the secular left and the Muslims. It was supposed to be the future of the West. It isn't. It's an image of the brief interregnum where the secular left has replaced Christianity as the top dog. The nihilism of the secular left is enervating and Islam is rapidly out-breeding the left. Enjoy your decade or so of power, guys. You're doomed.

The muslimah will have 4 children in her lifetime. The LGBTQWERTY creature will have 0.

The future belongs to those who show up for it.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Wrong Them, The Wrong Us

Dig this from Grace Obi-Azuike, the Loyola Law School's Anti-Racism Fellow.

Just to make sure you heard that right, it's this:

"Get the f*** out of here all you ugly ass little Jewish people in this bitch."

I went with the crowd when I first saw that video and howled about the racism. When I began to think about it, I was staggered.

All along, I've had the wrong "them" and the wrong "us."

Loyola is an expensive, famous, Catholic, Jesuit university. Watching that woman do the whole waggly-head, stereotypical, antisemitic rant, I realized something.

Grace Obi-Azuike wasn't selected for the Loyola Law School Anti-Racism Fellowship in spite of her being a bug-eyed racist, she was chosen because she was a bug-eyed racist.

Watch that video and tell me that Grace doesn't have a string of social media posts and writings that aren't loaded to the gunwales with racial hatred. It's not like she walked into this meeting and suddenly began spouting racial venom. Whatever the criteria are, whatever the content the panel examined to hand out the Loyola Law School Anti-Racism Fellowship, you can be sure they knew this was who she was.

On this blog and in person, I like to tell my friends, "They hate you." I used to think that referred to how the secular left hated Catholics. I was wrong. In this case, I was slapped in the face with the reality that the Jesuits hate me. By extension, my bishop who runs the University of San Diego and all of its rancid anti-white racism hates me. It's not like they don't know about the whiteness studies and this woman's deranged Jew-hatred.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe the Jesuit priests are horrified by this. Maybe my bishop would be aghast to find out that his university sounds like a modern Rudolf Hess. I'd be a fool to think so. This poison just keeps appearing in more and more places.

The question is how to confront them with this. It's not like those of us in the laity have much of a chance to throw a question to either the Jesuits or the bishop. I've got a good friend who did this kind of thing with Gonzaga. Maybe I should find out how that worked.

I've had quite enough of this.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Social Justice Is A Sin. Racial Justice Is A Sin.

 Matthew 18:1-7:

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me." 

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!"

After my foam-at-the-mouth rant yesterday, I pondered the situation further.

Until I read that sentence, I loved Barbara. After I read it, she became a representative for all women and responsible for every ounce of pain women have inflicted on me. That's a lot of pain and the dark side of me would like nothing more than to get down to the viscerally gratifying business of ruthless vengeance.

When you yap in public about oppressors and oppressed, you don't really know your audience. You don't know their histories well enough, you can't know them well enough, to be sure that you've got the oppressor-oppressed classifications right for their experiences.

"Women have it so hard" sets me off. To a lesser extent, but for similar reasons, "blacks have it so hard" does as well. When we group people and then assign moral values to the groups, we turn each individual into an avatar for that group. Barbara is a woman. I love Barbara until you turn her into an avatar for all women by telling me that women have been historically oppressed by men. I don't hate Barbara, I love her. When you blather on about social justice or racial justice, I naturally associate Barbara with all women and reflexively hate her as the symbol of whiny privilege and backstabbing, life-ruining duplicity.

I didn't hate until you catalyzed my hate.

We do that every time we group people into bins and especially when we give those bins relative moral standings.

Social Justice is a sin. Racial Justice is a sin.

"(W)oe to the one through whom they come" indeed.

It always takes me a while to calm down when this happens, but eventually I do and love Barbara and all other women again.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pope Francis Wants To Start A War

I've been thinking more about our parish council's latest task from the Vatican - to discuss how we can give women more power in the Church. It irritates the living daylights out of me. Why?

It's because it turns my personal relationships into that horrible card game, War. If you aren't familiar with War, it's a 2-player game where each player gets half the deck and then they turn over cards one at a time. The person that turns over the higher card wins that trick and takes both cards, putting them at the bottom of his deck. The person who ends up with the whole deck wins. It's as unbearably tedious and deterministic as it sounds.

At any rate, that's what happens when we categorize people into oppressor-oppressed groups. Taking the example our midwit pope has dumped on our tiny parish council, looking for opportunities for women immediately puts me on Team Man in a game of War. The Vatican has decided that we all need to act like women have it hard in the Church which can only mean that I, a man, have oppressed them.

Oh really? Is that where you want to go? By all means, let's go there. I've got a deck filled with high cards that I've been gathering over the decades for just this occasion. Unless the women on the parish council have been raped, I'll mop the floor with them. Unfaithful and violent ex-wives, backstabbing female bosses, conniving coworkers, shrewish family members, it's all face cards and aces in my deck. 

You want a war of the sexes? Let's do it.

In real life, far away from the demented, Marxist hellscape where we all fit into infantile oppressor-oppressed bins, I have personal relationships with each of the women on the parish council. Let's take one as an example. We'll call her Barbara. 

Barbara and I haven't interacted much, but that's because she has devoted her life to the parish and I'm a dilettante at best. Every single time I've been with her, she has been pleasant, competent, diligent, helpful and kind. If you asked me to describe her, I would not use a single negative adjective.

Now the pope wants me to play War with her. She's on Team Woman and I'm on Team Man. Ill Papa has set the stage for unresolvable conflict within the parish by painting me as the oppressor and her as the oppressed. Up yours, pal. After what I've suffered at the hands of women, I will never surrender in that fight. If you think I'm going to be an "ally" and come crawling on my belly begging for forgiveness from women, then you don't know me. John Mosby is my spirit animal.

If you want a war, the boys and I would be happy to oblige you.

The moment I read the sentence in the parish council agenda, "Creation of a Diocesan Task Force on the Role of Women in the Church" (sic), I was grabbing my gun and heading out the door to mount up and ride into the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Until I read that sentence, I loved Barbara. After I read it, she became a representative for all women and responsible for every ounce of pain women have inflicted on me. That's a lot of pain and the dark side of me would like nothing more than to get down to the viscerally gratifying business of ruthless vengeance.

The instant we were separated into Team Woman and Team Man, all of the bitter demons I had offered up to Christ and buried in the past rose up from the grave, banshees from hell, filled with blind, unquenchable rage.

It's even worse than that. It will spill over into my marriage. Chicago NPR Democrat wife kitteh will no doubt gladly take up the banner of Team Woman and it will be on like the break of dawn at home. In no time at all, our sacramental vows will be ashes wafting through the air above the radioactive wasteland of our marital thermonuclear ruins.

Pope Francis can take his demonic mask of smarmy sanctimony which conceals his Marxist hate and stuff it. I'm not going to war for him.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Women Need More Opportunities To Decline

I'm the head of our parish council. At a recent meeting, one of the topics came from the Vatican and Pope Francis' push to give more power to women within the Church.

First, I have no idea what he's saying. Every parish I've ever seen is run by women. The husbands are working and the wives are volunteering. Every single parish has been like this. Just what opportunities women are missing are beyond me.

Further, I'd bet that about half our priests, bishops and cardinals are gay. From the parish on up, it's hard to see where the Clint Eastwood types are hiding. Still, they must be there, keeping women oppressed, because this is a big deal for the pope.

Maybe I've got a skewed view of the situation for some reason. I don't really care whether I do or not. I don't plan on sticking around in this gig if it's going to end up like my career where I worked at a place whose internal corporate newspaper took swipes at me in every issue. Every single time, there was a story about this woman, that minority, the gay guy across the hall or the transgender, one-legged Eskimo driving the courier van and how much each of them had to overcome. Always implied was that I was the thing they had to overcome, the straight, white male oppressor.

That was irritating, but tolerable because they paid me money. The Church doesn't pay me a dime. I don't see any reason to volunteer to experience that particular déjà vu.

Finally, I took the job when it was announced that our existing chair had to step down. In a room full of candidates, the priest asked for volunteers. It was only after the silence got awkward that I said I'd do it. All the women present had an opportunity to seize power and none of them did.

That's the real lesson here. If you don't take advantage of the leadership opportunities you're given, it might be a good idea to stop yapping about women not having enough of them.

Her: "They offered me the COO position, but I don't see why I have to play second to a man."

Him: (God, I wish she'd shut up and go away.)

Cat: (There aren't enough treats in the world to make this worthwhile. I see a hairball in her shoes in the very near future.)

Friday, April 12, 2024

The Future Belongs To Those That Show Up

 ... which means I ended that title with a preposition, hence this suffix.

Dig this.

Picking the bottom feeder, Decatur, I went to Great Schools and checked in on their stats. They have two major high schools, Eisenhower and MacArthur, both of which are cellar-dwellers, scoring the lowest possible points, 1 out of 10. Checking in on their equity stats, we see that standardized test score data is not available, but we do have "College Readiness" and "Discipline and Attendance." 


College-ready: blacks 7/10, whites 8/10. Not bad!

Chronically absent: blacks 50%, whites 36%. Hmm. I'm guessing those college readiness scores are juiced. These kids aren't even bothering to show up for class. Do you think that might have something to do with the fact that almost none of them can read at grade level? Maybe.


College-ready: blacks 6/10, whites 8/10. Again, not bad!

Chronically absent: blacks 45%, whites 36%. Again, a whole bunch of them aren't bothering to go to school. They must be prodigies to get those college readiness rankings.

Or maybe it's all smoke and mirrors.

This is in line with other random sampling I've done on Great Schools. People can prattle all they want about racial justice, structural racism, school funding and discipline, but if the kids aren't showing up to school, you're just pushing on a rope.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Harvard Returns To Racism

Well, this didn't take long.

Since we all know that standardized tests are racist, this means that Harvard is once more a pawn on the white supremacist patriarchy. Like that's a surprise.

In all seriousness, I would pay good money to hear recordings of the deliberations and read the email traffic that led up to this decision. It must have been en fuego.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Timing Can Spell The Difference Between Life And Death

 ... and in the case of my daughter, her timing was poor and the result is a living death.

Dig this.

In September 2020, the consultant paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass was asked to conduct a review into how the NHS should care for children and adolescents who are either questioning their gender identity or experiencing gender incongruence (a mismatch between body and sex at birth). In part, the review was a response to a huge increase in the number of referrals to the Gender Identity Development Service (Gids) run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. There was certainly cause for alarm. In 2011-12, there were just under 250 referrals to the service; in 2021-22 this had risen to more than 5,000...

In February 2022, Dr Cass published an interim report whose recommendations had a seismic impact. It led to the closure of Gids, which was criticised for the lack of data collection on what happened to children and young people who were prescribed hormones. Her findings also led to NHS England deciding last month to stop prescribing puberty blockers to children because there was “not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of puberty-suppressing hormones, or to make the treatment available at this time”...

In conclusion, Hilary Cass is saying quite firmly that as a society we cannot and will not do as the trans ideologues demand. Children and adolescents will not be given life-altering drugs and surgery without proof that it will leave them happier and healthier than before. If a young woman is depressed and anxious, we don’t believe that, in the majority of cases, a double mastectomy is the route to recovery. In its quiet, scientific way, this is a vital and revolutionary document.

There are links in those snippets that I've omitted because I'm short of time.

In any case, the Cass Report says what we all knew to be true - the transgender madness was simply the poisoning and butchery of young people, mostly white girls. When questioned in the privacy of his office, my own doctor said the whole thing was a fraud and a horror. Our family therapist had similarly told us that she was ashamed of her profession and how they were allowing young people's lives to be smashed.

If you think that's bad, dig the WPATH Files. WPATH, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, was the fig leaf for the degenerate psychotics on the left who have led the charge in multiple professional organizations to mutilate and poison young people. The WPATH Files were leaked to Michael Schellenberger who discovered it was all a fraud.

WPATH is considered the leading global scientific and medical authority on “gender medicine,” and in recent decades, its Standards of Care have shaped the guidance, policies and practices of governments, medical associations, public health systems and private clinics across the world.

However, the WPATH Files reveal that the organization does not meet the standards of evidence-based medicine, and members frequently discuss improvising treatments as they go along. Members are fully aware that children and adolescents cannot comprehend the lifelong consequences of “gender-affirming care,” and in some cases, due to poor health literacy, neither can their parents. 

“The WPATH Files show that what is called ‘gender medicine’ is neither science nor medicine,” said Michael Shellenberger, President and founder of Environmental Progress. “The experiments are not randomized, double-blind, or controlled. It’s not medicine since the first rule is to do no harm. And that requires informed consent.”

All of this comes too late to save my little girl. She's been on testosterone for 3 years or so. Her body is ruined. She's sterile, her vagina is shriveled, her vocal cords wrecked and her central nervous system poisoned. She took the advice of the transgender cultists and cut me out of her life. I see her once or twice a year. The last time we met, she told me she wanted a double mastectomy and I temporarily talked her out of it. I'm not sure if she's been mutilated by now.

Europe is coming out of the cult as nation after nation bans "gender-affirming care," but here in the US, the progressives are still pushing it. 

Note: This is not my daughter. This is some other poor victim of "affirmation."

Like the Japanese soldiers who didn't know the war had ended, it's going to be difficult for them to give it up, for reasons laid out in the video below.

I feel surprisingly calm about all of this, but I'm sure that's just a thin veneer over some pretty potent emotions.

On the plus side, we're on the downslope of child mutilations. That's a good thing even if it all came too late for my family.

Will There Be Justice?

My bet is that there will be no justice for the mutilated and poisoned. There may be some lawsuits, but the politicians, entertainment figures, news media and corporations who fed our children into the transgender wood chipper will frolic on to something else and adopt a position of virtuous sanctimony about a new topic.

There never is a reckoning for these kinds of things.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

You Can't Spell Empathy Without Math

Wife kitteh was honored at a recent gala for a charity organization where she volunteers. She works with underprivileged children, helping them read. It's a wonderful thing and I was very proud of her.

The guests of honor were some local nuns who work with migrants and the homeless. They provided the final talk of the evening and it was quite enlightening. If you want to know how we ended up with 4 million 6 million 8 million elebenty gajillion migrants, these ladies had your answer. They were all emotions and no logic.

The final nun to speak was this little, ancient slip of a thing, her eyes practically glowing with zeal. If she had started foaming at the mouth and bit someone as she spoke, it wouldn't have been surprising. She talked of the need to care for the migrants and how she and some others had started a home in Barrio Logan for migrants. They were now taking care of more than 30 of them! Yay!

Let's see here, elebenty gajillion minus 30 is ... pretty much indistinguishable from elebenty gajillion. They were making a big difference in the lives of those 30, but at the same time, they were politically enabling the invasion of the country by pushing the empathy angle far and wide.

Everyone in the audience applauded. If anyone else was doing the math like I was, they kept their mouths shut like I did. As an aside, there were comments about equity and justice from various speakers, except wife kitteh, while the audience of donors was almost exclusively white. So the white people paid big bucks to an organization that told them they weren't doing enough for "marginalized people."

Well OK then.

On related note, there's these two data points.

That bit about taxes is not entirely true and therein lies the rub. Across the West, the migrants are being funded by our children and grandchildren in the form of debt. As always, we aren't being compassionate, we're just grandstanding at the expense of the younger generations.

Getting back to the math in eMpATHy, we're expecting our schools to take in illiterates who don't speak our language and ... well, work miracles.

Being utterly uncharitable for a moment, those nuns don't give a rat's rear end about that. They're too busy being filled with Holy Spirit of Sanctimony to think what's happening downstream to our teachers, cops and children. You'd think that nuns would have some understanding of how rare miracles are. Nah. EQUITY!

A Thought Experiment

If a ship with 70 passengers is sinking in the ocean and only has a single lifeboat with a capacity of 8 people, what happens when you put 8 people in the lifeboat and launch it? What happens when you put all 70 people in it and launch it?

Even the Big Man himself knew you couldn't save everyone. "The poor you will always have with you" - Matthew 26:11.

Super Special Bonus Data Point

You know all those illegals in NYC? President Biden sent 33,000 of them there himself by flying them in from foreign airports.

Mayor Eric Adams keeps blaming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as the culprit responsible for the city’s migrant crisis, which has hoovered up millions in taxpayer resources.

In the latest broadside, Adams dared Abbott to spend a night in a NYC migrant shelter, while the no-thanks Abbot fired back that Adams’s sanctuary city policies were “aiding and abetting” the border disaster.

Some 37,000 of New York’s estimated 150,000 migrants — or 25% — were bused from Texas.

But there’s another number, comparable to that, that Adams should blame on another politician: Joe Biden.

A new report from me and my organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, finds that the Department of Homeland Security secretly has okayed the flights of some 33,000 illegal immigrants directly to the New York region from foreign airports. That’s 22% of the city’s migrant influx

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Cultural Confidence Will Win WW III

 ... which is underway right now.

I'm not waiting for the start of WW III because as far as I can tell, it's already started. It's a 3-way fight between these sides, listed in strength order:

  1. Islam
  2. The Secular Left
  3. Catholic-Christians, which I will refer to as Catholics from here on out because I'm lazy and I don't want to keep typing the hyphenated name even though this explanation is more characters than typing the hyphenated name for the rest of this blog post.

Here are their strategies and how it's playing out for them.

Islam not only knows it's at war, but was specifically designed for this war from the very start. Muslims also know that they are on the path to demographic domination in Europe.

The Secular Left thinks Islam is on their side because most Muslims are dark-skinned and dark-skinned people everywhere will rally together to fight the white patriarchy. This is how you end up with staggering idiocy like Queers for Palestine. The Secular Left is so fundamentally ignorant that they think queers and Muslims are on the same team. They're also so patronizing that no matter how many times Muslims explain they hate queers, the Secular Left can't hear it.

The Catholics deny there's a war at all. Instead, we seek love and niceness and forgiveness and inclusion and kissy-kissy love-love with everyone. The Vatican's current position on Islam is that we should all be one, big, happy family.

The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own.

They can turn churches into mosques all day long and we're supposed to stand outside and flaccidly smile.

British cathedrals are now hosting Ramadan events for the Muslims. No word yet on mosques hosting Anglican services.

So Islam is on a total war footing, the Secular Left is at war only with the Catholics and the Catholics deny there's a war at all. Recently, Richard Dawkins, that lion, err, pussycat of atheism had this bit of pathetic whinery.

Dawkins isn't a total idiot, just a partial one. He can see that Islam is conquering England and it makes his tummy hurt. He can see that his beloved Secular Left is demographically doomed and he doesn't like where all this is headed. We Catholics are his binky. We help him sleep soundly in his crib at night and banish nightmares of Muslim prayer calls being broadcast over loudspeakers to throngs of women in hijabs in every British city.

Still, Dawkins isn't sounding any alarm bells to the Secular Left, not really. He doesn't want to rally his side to war, he just wants things to go on as they did, say, 5-10 years ago where he and his ilk could sit there looking down their noses at the ignorant, superstitious churchies.

Good luck with that, Dick. The Muslims know they're in the driver's seat when it comes to England. 

I'll close with this bit from the excellent Gavin Ashenden. The payoff comes fairly early, so I'm not asking you to watch the whole thing. It's jaw-dropping.

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Timeline Cleanser

 I had something else in mind for today, but I just had to share this with you. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Ballet And Opera Prove That All Art Is Worthless

I'm not a fan of either ballet or the opera. My parents did their best to give me a well-rounded exposure to the arts and I've seen several of each, but I never enjoyed them. I appreciated the talent and effort that went into them, but that's as far as it goes.

That clearly indicates that all art including music, poetry, painting, photography and contortionist performances is rubbish.

On Easter Sunday, we had dinner with the fam at middle son kitteh's house. Grandkittehs, daughter-in-law kittehs, soon-to-be-daughter-in-law kittehs and youngest son kitteh were present. During our conversations, the topic of the boys' experiences at Steubenville arose. Steubenville is an annual Catholic retreat for youth, typically in 7th or 8th grade. It's music, speakers, praying, conversations and a variety of normal youthful diversions. Both of them disliked it, middle son kitteh in particular.

The crux of the dislike was the hysterical reactions of the girls during the event, particularly during Adoration. The leaders of the event had warned them that they might become emotional when the monstrance came out with the Eucharist which only served to amp up the girls, prepping them for hysteria. The guys didn't have any such reaction. When the monstrance made its appearance, a couple of the girls lost it followed by a couple more in reaction to the first ones. The guys thought the whole thing was ridiculous and the event was ruined right then and there.

Incidentally, a few years later, daughter kitteh went to Steubenville and loved it.

Anyway, I sat there and listened to the lads talk about it. I'd heard that same story about a dozen times and always wanted to say something, but I couldn't figure out what. On the way home that night, it finally hit me. 

The guys just aren't very spiritual. Mysticism doesn't do anything for them. That's OK, it doesn't do anything for me, either. Neither do opera and ballet, but those don't invalidate all of art.

God created everything and gave us a rational mind and emotions to suss out the meaning, purpose and nature of His works. No one will ever understand or appreciate even a tiny portion of what He created. Who cares? Just focus on the things you love, focus on your strong suits and go with those. Let others find joy and meaning in the rest. For all the guys know, some of those girls really did have deep, mystical experiences. 

I enjoy Adoration and I believe that Christ is present in the Eucharist, but I've never been able to work up feelings of awe about it no matter how hard I try. It simply is just like hummingbirds, sunsets and the Saints winning the 2010 Super Bowl. Again, so what? Mysticism and awe just aren't my bag, man. It doesn't negate the faith, it just tells me to drop the subject and wander off to the topics that move me.

OK, I admit it, this was pretty awesome.