Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The NRA is Doomed, Doomed!!! (LOL)

The title is a hat tip to my old friend John Derbyshire, who is currently slaving away at the sprawling Derbyshire estates on north shore of Long Island, crafting yet another book. But the substance of this post points to a laughably optimistic assessment in the Washington Post in support of those hoping to invalidate the second amendment and ban all guns.

Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA.

The intellectual base stealing is obvious to those of us accustomed to discussing such things. But let me call attention to just a few small facts that negate the entire premise of arguing that demographics has anything to do with a single issue like invalidating the second amendment.

Even the most wildly optimistic "everybody is really gay underneath" partisans of the gay rights movement don't claim that more than 11% of the US population is gay. Really it's somewhere between 3% and 5%. Yet, gay marriage was passed.

Blacks make up no more than 11% of the total US population, but since the 60's we've seen nothing but more and more legislation to give blacks unequal advantage in the marketplace, politics, and the law.

As the author states, Latinos make up just 17% of the US population yet we see an entire generation of latin American illegal immigrants flaunt US law with impunity simply because they don't like the outcome of being treated equally under it.

Now here's the salient issue that the author misses with regard to the NRA. A shrinking population of gun owners does mean reduced political influence when it comes to voting, but this is not a population that is prepared to allow votes to be the final word. In order to disarm the US civilian population you are going to have to go out there and take away their guns. This effort will be met, at least in small part, by organized, violent resistance, and there will be large scale bloodshed before it's all over. And as much as the Obama's and Clinton's of the world would love to seize that last bit of power from US civilians, THAT is something that no liberal of the current stripe has the courage to attempt.

No Army, not even ours, will be able to disarm even a tiny portion of the 100 million gun owners in the United States if they don't want to be disarmed. All the tanks, air support, and drone surveillance in the world won't change that. And that's forgetting the fact that the US Army is not exactly an organization which leans as far to the left as members of academia and the press. It's not entirely outside the realm of possibility that when president Chelsea Clinton-Ramirez III (the nations future first transsexual president) issues the order to forcibly disarm all Americans, the Army won't simply turn the gun on her instead.

So write all the laws you like Washington. But at the end of the day, if you want the guns, you're going to have to come on out to backwards, stupid, rural America, and take the guns. And I'll be honest, after coping with the age of Obama, there's a part of me hoping that one of you actually summons up the courage to try it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

- Republicans Anxious To Rule The Wreckage

I'm no fan of Donald Trump, but if Republican insiders really do this, it will be the end of the Republican party:

"I don't think Trump can withstand 10,000 points of smart negative in Iowa and New Hampshire," says one veteran Republican strategist who is not affiliated with any campaign. "It would force him to spend money. That's when this starts to get real for him." ("Points" refers to gross ratings points, a way of measuring TV ad buys; 10,000 points would be a really big buy, meaning the average viewer would see an anti-Trump ad many, many times.)

An act like this will confirm for the bulk of the American right, that the Republican party really is what they've always denied. A party so invested in the power hungry big government status quo, that they're willing to burn it all just to rule the wreckage.

The Democrats might be able to get away with that. Destroying things is what they're all about. But the American right has had enough of the 'peace through unconditional surrender' tactics that the Republican 'majority' has engaged in throughout the Obama era. They're sick of being shouted down by the social justice left. They're sick of being told that they're responsible for the plight of everyone else, simply because they had the determination to succeed in spite of a rule book that was heavily stacked against them.

The one idea the right is unifying behind this election cycle, is that we're all sick of having to surrender all moral authority to the opposition because of nothing except 'how they feel'. No evidence is presented, nor required by 'our people' in Washington. They surrender to a few angry words from a twitter feed. And a feeling of resentment in the age of Obama, has become all the evidence necessary to lay blame on someone else.

This country was built by people who took responsibility upon themselves. And those of us who still do so are tired beyond description, of being told that what was really proof of our initiative, was really evidence of malfeasance. We're tired of having the rule book constantly changed to make it harder for only us. We're tired of being told we're the villain in the story of America, when what we really are is the people who built America in the first place.

If the Republican right were to embrace those ideas and start acting like men, then Trump would have no chance. And that would be the right way to defeat him. Then we could have a debate about the substance of the right, and who offers the best ideas. But if they turn on him like this, I think it's the end of them, not him.

You can only push a people so far. And for too many on the right, we already feel like we have nothing to lose. America is already gone. America now is a land where our Navy Seals wear high heels, Illegal aliens pour over the borders, and 'non-black lives don't matter'. There is no equality before the law, only the institutionalized resentment of unequal outcomes. in 2015, the left lies continually about who we are, what we believe and how we live our lives. If that's the America that the Republican establishment is trying to save, then screw them - they can have it.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

- Being "Real Men"

I'm a little late here, but here is Jim Goad from Takimag expounding on what is more or less our shared view of modern 'post third wave" Feminism.

What he doesn't much go into is the effect that this cultural shift has had on men. In my immediate acquaintance I can name several men who, in spite of their genetics and anatomy, think precisely like women do. The moral preening, the rank emotionalism in place of reason, the monstrously fragile ego that never fails to shatter at the least sign of criticism and brings about the wildly irrational and totally inappropriate, emotional over-reaction. They may be men on the outside, but in their decision making, they are utterly indistinguishable from women.

These are the men who fear direct confrontation - like women. They loathe personal accountability, like women. And they rationalize away reality to any extent they have to in order to preserve their incredibly fragile world view where they are the hero, and are simply downtrodden by other evil men. No man can look himself in the mirror and feel that way, yet they do that very thing. And these men (if you'll forgive the lack of a better term) are legion in New York City. They're everywhere. It's hard to find a man completely devoid of these characteristics - and I believe completely impossible to find a man under 30 who is totally free from it.

And for those very few of us who have chosen to remain men in the face of all the propaganda that calls us evil for doing so, women respond. They don't like it, or at least say they don't. That's the brainwashed 'feminist' side of their brain. But for women that's not the part of the brain that rules their behavior, so in the end they can't help responding. Almost daily I get a giggled response to some bit of gentle teasing I sent some woman's way that says "You're such a dick... giggle giggle". One particularly attractive and uniquely honest woman of my recent acquaintance actually comes right out and says "oooh total dick move... I like (smiley face)."

These days that sort of response from women, for you of the more feminine mindset who are unaccustomed to such gleefully offered banter, is a sign of serious attraction. It's a recognition that the women I'm speaking to are responding as women, to me acting like a man. And the fact that I offer no apologies for my masculinity (like you certainly would) only enhances the reaction. They don't care that my politics contradicts theirs. They don't care that I don't recognize their gender as a purely social construct or acknowledge their victimhood. Those things may appeal to their intellect such as it is, but they only bring contempt from women in the long run.

On the contrary, the way I behave toward them is something they crave, but that they don't understand why. They've been so thoroughly brainwashed by third wave feminist culture that the thing they believe they want and the thing they actually want, no longer resemble each other. So for me, their reactions are purely emotional (and sometimes physical) rather then the posed pseudo intellectual tripe they usually offer you and the rest of the sisterhood.

You're trying to appeal to them in a way that only really persuades men, and as a result, you're forgetting that they are not men but women. From their friend zone, you look to them like nothing more than one more oddly shaped woman. while I, willing to endure the spoken 'scorn' of their intellectual mind, get a much better response from their emotional side - the side of women that is actually in charge. To them you look like an ugly girl, while I look like what they want their children to resemble.

So for you men who subscribe the the feminist view in part or in whole, remember that there is probably someone out there just like me talking to your women when you aren't around. While you tell these women you support their cause and are sympathetic to what dicks and assholes men can be and are rewarded only with their dismissal or scorn, we are making them feel like real women. While you're busy doing all you can to make them lose respect for you, they are squirming in their seats and drooling on their margarita glasses at the thought of a real man pleasantly standing up to them, and giving them the kind of treatment they secretly crave.

And for all that, we get to pick and choose, while you get the friend zone and the shrill abusive spouse. For real men in New York City, the pickings have never been easier, and the supply has never been greater. I'm a middle aged divorcee with highly questionable fashion sense, and I cant sit down at a bar without some girl in her late 20's or early 30's shoving her phone number in my pocket. Many are wearing rings. Virtually all are involved at some level with another "man". And it's men like you who have driven them to this. They are all like starving creatures who are seeing their first sign of a decent meal in ages.

So thanks, feminist men. Thanks for being such utter pansies. You're indirectly doing wonders for my social life and self esteem. Keep up the good work trashing the white male patriarchy. And while you do, we members of the white male patriarchy will be 'trashing' something else. But we'll do our best to have her home in time to help you finish some of your chores - provided you can guilt her into it, in your oh so feminine way.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

- A Conservative Gun Restriction Proposal

In a typically thoughtful Piece, Kevin Williamson argues for more gun restriction. And it raises a critical point. There is no group of people more interested in better and more effective gun restriction, than the NRA. But they, like Kevin, want a clear line drawn between those that commit crimes, and those that do not.

I know Kevin personally. He is as pro-gun as anyone alive. And this piece doesn't change that. All he's saying is that there are criminals out there and we should punish them, without impeding the rights of the people who do not commit crimes. As a rule conservatives like Kevin tend to distrust the government's ability to act intelligently. I see no indication in this piece that he's changed that view. But if it can be done, I think he (and I) would be happy to sign on.

But if "uncle stupid" can't manage to do it better with proper assurances that liberals won't let their emotions run amok, I'm sure he'd fall back on his default position.

Friday, October 9, 2015

- How Emperors End Their Reigns

Before our Imperial President decides to impede our constitutional rights absent due process and legal authority, I seriously hope someone explains to him how Emperor's typically end their reign. I'm afraid he's poking at the wrong dog, and I'm sincerely afraid it will end badly.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

- Feminism Must Be Destroyed

The fact that feminists are worried about a Biden Presidency speaks well of him and what's left of the 'rational left', which I think he represents. I don't think that's enough to support him, though it's almost enough. I think it's time for American men and women both to recognize that there is no more destructive force in our culture than Feminism.

Feminism is a corruption of our very concept of right and wrong. It's a direct challenge to the idea of rule of law, and to the principle of reason as a source of truth - the very foundation of all of western civilization. Forget their ghoulish arguments about killing babies, and their ridiculous claims that "violence never solves anything", when the opposite is obviously true. Forget their 'fear based' thinking, and their collectivist nature. None of that matters. The only thing that really matters is the way they lay claim to being the penultimate arbiters of morality in American culture.

I can go on and on about this, and I will in the next few weeks. But in the meantime, here's Joe with his popular hit from 2013:

- Speaking In Favor Of Mass Shootings

The thing about Liberals is that they like to pretend that any policy they have has only benefits, and no costs, while any positions they oppose have only the opposite. Another gun free school shooting, and they're all a flutter with 'new ideas' which are actually the old ideas. Even a cursory glance at what's being proposed makes it clear that it will have no effect on the thing they say they're trying to prevent. But it will take power from the hands of individuals and put it in ... their hands... so as far as they're concerned, it's a win-win.

But since I like you know, that no benefit is without cost, I've made my choice. Obviously I would prefer these pointless killings never occur. But in order for that to be true, we must live in a world more perfect than this one, so that option is off the table. And faced with the choice between the occasional mass shooting, and the inevitable tyrannical elimination of the very last bit of individual power any American has over his own life, I'm in favor of mass shootings.

and the truth is, none of this matters. None of the talk, or politicization, or hand wringing about constitutional constraints matter. The simple fact is, it is not possible to confiscate 300 million firearms from 100 million people. It's extra super impossible, if the 100 million people don't want it that way. this is the country we live in.

So if Obama and Clinton and the rest of the "feminine left" want to bang on their high chairs and demand that something must be done, fine. Go ahead girls, have a blast. But you can't have my guns, and no amount of talk will persuade me otherwise. Men aren't swayed by your tears.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

- Oh How Far We've Fallen

As I've said, I blame Milton Friedman for our societal collapse. Had he just not gone and died....

Friday, October 2, 2015

- At Least Obama Has The Courage To Say It

I never thought it would happen. But President Obama has, unlike basically everyone on his side of the political divide, actually come out and said (by implication at least) that he's in favor of widespread confiscation of privately owned firearms:

We know other countries in response to one mass shooting have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours, Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.

Knowing what we do about American liberals, (they they are dominated by fear, particularly fear of violence, and that even the most masculine of them think exactly like women) we know they'll never do anything about that. Because as Charlie says later in the article, it would result in widespread civil disobedience and unrest. But it's refreshing to have at least one liberal American politician who will come right out and imply what he really means.

So now comes the fun part. The part where he equivocates like mad, denies it's what he meant, and proclaims that he only wanted to whittle away at our constitutional rights rather than negate them all together. But on some level I think it would be awesome to read the bill that calls for the outright confiscation of some portion of the countries 350 million guns. It would give me a chance to start a pool on which State secedes second, since everyone knows Texas would be first.