Sunday, July 22, 2018

Just an accident, I'm sure

It appears some people are getting increasingly desperate.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet on Saturday intercepted a small plane near Donald Trump's private golf resort in New Jersey, where the president is currently staying.

Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command said a "general aviation aircraft" entered a temporary restricted area "without proper clearances or communications" over Bedminster, N.J.

The plane landed without incident and the pilot was met by law enforcement officials.
I'm a bit dubious about that fatal "stroke" suffered by one of the President's secret service agents in Scotland as well.

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Time to go, Theresa

Hard Brexit is looking better and better thanks to the machinations of the stealth Remainers:
Theresa May faces a deepening political crisis as a poll showed voters oppose her Brexit plans - and are ready shift to the hard right.

Just 12 per cent said the compromise solution being championed by the PM would be good for Britain.

In a particularly stinging finding, the research found that twice as many people thought Boris Johnson would do a better job in Downing Street.

Mrs May is battling to hold the Tories together as she desperately scrambles to put together a deal with the EU. Mr Johnson and David Davis both quit Cabinet after the premier forced through a compromise plan through at a Chequers summit for ministers a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, Mr Davis has waded back into the row by urging Mrs May to rip up her plans altogether and start again. The proposals also do not appeared to have delivered the breakthrough with the EU that Mrs May had hoped - as fears rise of a no-deal Brexit. Michel Barnier gave the plans short shrift a a brutal press conference on Friday, suggesting they would be unacceptable.

According to a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times, just 12 per cent of the public think the Chequers plan would be good for Britain, while 43 per cent disagree. Around 38 per cent would vote for a new party on the right that was committed to Brexit. Some 24 per cent would be prepared to support an explicitly far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Islam party.
The Alt-Right is the only Right and it is inevitable. Everywhere.

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DC is racing Marvel in a contest of who can completely converge their film and TV properties first. I'd say DC has taken the lead at the moment. The bad news is that they actually added a white character to Supergirl. The good news is that she is a he.
The panel named transgender activist Nicole Maines (Royal Pains, The Trans List, Becoming Nicole book) joining the show in the series regular role of Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. The newest addition to the CatCo reporting team, she is described as a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl).

In addition,  the series will be joined by series regular April Parker Jones (Jericho, The Last Ship) as Colonel Haley, a hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. Dedicated to her country, she always acts in its best interest — even if it’s not her own.

And David Ajala (Doctor Who, Nightflyers, The Dark Knight), who will recur as Manchester Black, based on the DC character created by Joe Kelly, described as the type of guy who brings a knife to a gunfight and still walks away the winner. With a dark past, he easily deflects the brutality of his mission with his charm and sense of humor.
More negroes! More wimmins! More trannies! Hurrah! But where are the gay Jewish pedos in wheelchairs? It's not true diversity without gay Jewish pedos in wheelchairs! Progress is love is love on wheels!

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Reprisal is not hypocrisy

One of the nice things about being an ex-libertarian is that one no longer finds oneself lumped in with the professional cucks at Reason.
The Walt Disney Company has fired filmmaker James Gunn, director of the Marvel franchise Guardians of the Galaxy films, due to revelations that he—gasp—said some very offensive things on Twitter many years ago.

It's no accident these tweets were suddenly discovered; right-wing bloggers including Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec (with an assist from Breitbart and The Daily Caller) went digging after Gunn made negative remarks about conservative writer Ben Shapiro on Twitter. Ironically, Gunn was actually offering a very qualified defense of liberal actor and director Mark Duplass for saying Ben Shapiro was someone the left should engage.

Gunn's tweets reference violence and sexual assault against children. They are gross. But he says they were intended as jokes, and there's really no reason to suspect otherwise. While many have implied that the tweets include a link to child pornography, this is false—the link in question is harmless.

Gunn said he was a very different person when he wrote those tweets, and had previously apologized.

"I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo," he said in a statement. "In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies."

This really ought to have been enough. But we live in an era where both the left and the right are eager to collect the scalps of people who offend them. Conservatives who participated in the lynch mob against Gunn are hypocrites, since they have often scolded the left for doing this exact same thing.
Cuckservatives are very unhappy when anyone does anything more effective than protest in a feeble and futile manner. To the Left, an apology is nothing more than an admission of guilt and justification for prosecution, and their apologies should be treated accordingly. Cerno and Jack are doing exactly what everyone on the Right should be doing to the Left, and that is holding them accountable to their own rules.

If you want to win the cultural war, you have to fight. Feckless posturing about how "we should be better than that" is not fighting, it is surrendering.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunk ships save lives

None of these people would have drowned if the European navies had simply sunk the ships that initially sparked the invasion:
Over 600 migrants, including babies and young children, have drowned in the Mediterranean in the past month, in the wake of Italy's ban on rescue boats, two major charities claim. More people have drowned trying to cross the sea from northern Africa to Europe in the past four weeks than in the entire first five months of 2018, according Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The MSF blames the deaths on the fact that there had been no charity rescue boats active in the central Mediterranean, as they have been banned from docking in Italy.

Salvini wants to reduce the number of migrants leaving North Africa to reduce the arrivals in Europe and deaths in the Mediterranean along the way. He says that will reduce tensions among European nations over their internal borders.

'Obviously, if you drastically reduce the departures and arrivals, the problems inside the EU among individual countries will also be reduced,' he said.

He said he hoped Europe as a whole will continue to recognize the 'minority' of people who deserve asylum because they are fleeing war, but not the others. 'We hope that finally the European Union resumes defending its borders and the right to security of 500 million European citizens who in recent years have been put at risk,' Salvini said.
No true humanitarian would have permitted anyone to embark upon such an obviously dangerous and illegal course of action.

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Peaceful multicultural societies don't exist

Even the Dutch have figured this out:
Peaceful multicultural societies don’t exist and the EU won’t be able to force “equal” migrant distribution on Eastern Europe, where people of color are beaten to a pulp, the Dutch FM said according to a leaked video.

The explosive comments were delivered by Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a private meeting attended by some 80 people working for the Netherlands’ international organizations. Footage of Blok speaking to the audience via video link was leaked to the current affairs program Zembla on Wednesday, and the inflammatory remarks promptly spread through the Dutch media.

“I have asked my ministry this and I will pose the question here as well,” Blok can be heard saying in the video. “Give me an example of a multi-ethnic or a multi-cultural society, in which the original population still lives, and where there is a peaceful cohabitation. I don’t know one.”

The minister went further and said it might be all fun and games to go to a “Turkish bakery on Sunday” if you live in a well-off part of a city, but a “number of side effects” promptly become tangible if one lives in a migrant-packed neighborhood. You very quickly reach the limits of what a society can take,” Blok stated.

One of the event goers gave Suriname as an example of a peaceful multicultural society. Bok, however, brushed off the claim, branding the former Dutch colony “a failed state.”

“And that is largely to do with the ethnic divisions,” Blok said.
It's going to be an interesting contest between which ideology was more objectively insane and which was the most harmful between a) communism, b) feminism, and c) multiculturalism. At this point, I'd say it's a two-horse race between (b) and (c). Even 70 years of murderous communism left most nations more or less intact.

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The Chickenhawk squared

Some of the newer Ilk are learning to trust my instincts:
I doubted Vox when he predicted that Shapiro would eventually come out in defense of Jewish Hollywood rapists. But here we are.
It's really not that difficult. Everything a tribalist does will be in defense of his tribe, even if that requires declaring that 1+1=2 one minute, then turning around and declaring that 1+1=fuchsia the next. I have known that Ben Shapiro was a dishonest little snake since 2005.

When are you all going to understand that you can NEVER give a snake a pass just because he happens to mouth a few words that you like every now and then? NEVER! Once someone reveals their snakish character, that means you cannot trust a single word that he wrote, said, or implied, either in the past or in the future.

That's how I knew Jordan Peterson was an evil and corrupting influence before I'd watched any of his videos or read either of his books. That's why I have never had any respect or regard for Ben Shapiro, even before his star ascended in the usual conservative circles and the New York Times anointed him a leading figure of the Approved Opposition. It's just a matter of time before pictures of both of them with black eyes appear.

The following are the words of a snake. Compare and contrast the two statements.

I think @JamesGunn is an a**hole, as my exchange with him earlier this week made clear. I also think that firing him for vile old joke tweets is bad precedent and a mistake. There is no limiting principle to the outrage mob.
- Ben Shapiro

Of course there are legitimate racists and we should target them, We should find them and we should hurt their careers because racism is unacceptable.
- Ben Shapiro

So, racism is unacceptable, but pedophilia is just fine with the Littlest Chickenhawk. Quelle surprise.... Anyhow, it's beyond stupid to claim that any "precedent" is being set here. There is no dearth of well-established precedent for people being fired for a single tweet, let alone dozens of seriously sketchy ones.

A reader points out another snakish juxtaposition.

And by the way, I don't give a good damn about the so-called "browning of America.
- Ben Shapiro

If Germans, who had a centuries-old connection to the newly created Polish territory, could be expelled, then surely Palestinians, whose claim to Judea, Samaria and Gaza is dubious at best, can be expelled. It's time to stop being squeamish.
- Ben Shapiro

The Palestinians have a much stronger historical claim to Judea, Samaria, and Gaza than the Jews do to any land from Maine to California. Shall we take this to mean that Ben Shapiro would support the expulsion of the Jewish people from the USA?

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Disney fires director

Exiting. It's the same as being fired, but when you're a well-known leftie, the media will make it sound nicer for you.
James Gunn is exiting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

The move comes after conservative personalities resurfaced old tweets Thursday in which the filmmaker joked about controversial topics such as pedophelia and rape. Gunn has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump.

"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement Friday.
Of course, given that it's Disney and all, one has to wonder if the problem was that the jokes were being told at the pedos' expense.

The disgusting tweets were brought to light by journalists Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, and director Gabe Hoffman

Journalists... and Castalia House authors. Good work, gentlemen.

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Darkstream: white nationalism and other fictions

From the transcript of the Darkstream:

What a lot of people don't realize is that pan nationalism is simply a form of ethnic imperialism. It is a category error to mistake the broader racial category for the national or ethnic category, so for example, when you look at the continent of Europe there are literally dozens of nations in there. You have the Russian nation which is distinct from the Swedish nation which is distinct from the Finnish nation which is distinct from the Scottish nation which is distinct from the English and the Welsh nations, and you could also theoretically argue that there is a Cornish nation. So when you start talking about white nationalism and you try to lump all of these nations into a single category and call them white, that's where you get into nonsensical imperialism. Which nation is the dominant culture?

I speak some German, I speak some Italian, I speak some French, I even speak a bit of Japanese, and I can assure you that all of those races, all of those nations which have been considered to be white in  some way shape or form, all of those nations are very, very different. All of those nations have different cultural values, they have different historical traditions, most of them have different languages, and many of them have different religious focuses. They might all be Christian, but they are fundamentally different, so how do you build a nation around all these nations?

Well, you do it the same way that the Romans did it, you do it the same way that the Chinese did it and that is constructing an empire. Now what you have to understand is that this has been done before, for example in the 1950s, 1960s, and into the 1970s the biggest pan-national movement
was actually in the Middle East.  Gamal Abdel Nasser was the president, leader, I don't know exactly what his title was, but he was the leader of Egypt and he was the center of what was called the pan-Arab nationalist movement and they actually went so far as to merge several different countries. It was called the United Arab Republic I think it was Egypt and Syria, and it was a complete failure.

It was an absolutely complete failure, and so the the idea that different European nations are going to band together and ignore all their differences in a manner that is even more tightly and intimately bound than the present European Union presently is an utter absurdity. It is not going to happen. Pan African nationalism failed, pan-Arabian nationalism failed, the European Union was so aware that this was going to fail that they didn't even dare attempt to do it openly; they denied that they were even going to create a political entity much less tried to merge the nations.

White nationalism is a complete non-starter. White nationalism does not exist; the only place that any form of it exists is in the United States and that's why you see a lot of very stupid things being said by Americans trying to talk about Europe and trying to talk about European nations. What people tend to forget is that the only reason that the United States has been held together is by military force.

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More senior FBI "retirements"

Well, this is certainly unexpected!
Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a “critical point” facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russia’s ongoing attacks on the American political system. The retirements also come as the FBI is facing regular criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters, and is working to attract and retain top cyber talent.

Scott Smith, the assistant FBI director who runs the Bureau’s cyber division, is leaving this month. His deputy, Howard Marshall, also left in recent weeks. Mr. Marshall has accepted a job at Accenture , a consulting firm that is expanding its cybersecurity portfolio. Mr. Smith is also expected to move to the private sector.

David Resch, executive assistant director of the FBI’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch, is departing the bureau as well. Mr. Resch, who was named to his senior post by FBI Director Christopher Wray in April, supervised Mr. Smith and Mr. Marshall.

Additionally, Carl Ghattas, executive assistant director of the FBI’s national security branch, has decided to leave for the private sector. And Jeffrey Tricoli, a senior FBI cyber agent who oversaw a Bureau task force addressing Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. elections, left last month for a senior vice president position at Charles Schwab Corp. , the Journal reported last week.

The FBI confirmed the departures. One U.S. official said more people are expected to leave soon, declining to provide additional names.
I wonder why they are departing now, just when their skills and experience are so desperately required?


SJWs devour their own

Few things are more amusing than SJW autophagy. Better make that turn flawlessly with the school of fish or it will turn on you!
Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees.

Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were 'inconsistent with company values.' The memo did not elaborate on the nature of the statements or where they were made, beyond stating they were said in a 'professional setting.'

A source told Variety that the comments were 'racially charged' in nature.

Powell allegedly made an insensitive remark about the television adaptation of the 1996 movie First Wives Club. During a conference call with producers of the show, Powell made a comment about black women being angry. This prompted an African-American assistant who was on the call to complain.
That will certainly show her that black women are not angry! At this point, you have to be utterly shortsighted or totally clueless to celebrate diversity. Diversity is corporate cancer and it's just a matter of time before it blows up on you.

NOW ON THE MMQB: Jenny Vrentas on the rise of powerful women in NFL ownership circles 

What football fans don't want to read more about the rise of powerful women? Only all of them. Moreover, even if you don't do or say anything even remotely objectionable, they will manufacture a thoughtcrime if necessary.
“Back To Eden Bakery” says that according to its own surveillance video, a black woman named “Lillian”, who is well known in the area as a “professional equity activist”, entered at 9:06 p.m., after the bakery’s closing time. Employees had also turned off the “Open” sign, but several customers (all white) who had already ordered were still inside. Two other white women who went to the bakery two minutes before “Lillian”, were also informed that the business was closed for the night.

The bakery says “Lillian” left the store briefly and began recording video.

The bakery’s statement says that even though it does not consider the employees to be racist and that they were following the business’s protocol of closing at 9 p.m., they were fired because “sometimes impact outweighs intent.”
Think they would have tried this stunt at a bakery where the Confederate flag was flying high and proudly?

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A passion for social justice

Batwoman, queer and converged:
The CW has put in development a Batwoman series for 2019 consideration. It hails from former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and the architect of the CW Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti.

In Batwoman, written by Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Batwoman already has been a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ representation in comics. After a long hiatus, she was reintroduced to the DC comic universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian, becoming the first-ever lesbian superhero title DC character. Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character — male or female — of a live-action superhero series.
A passion for social justice! A flair for speaking her mind! Kee-rikey. At this point, all we are going to have to do is show up. And while I can't share any details of Castalia's coming foray into movies AND television yet, things are looking increasingly optimistic. We're also going to hold a Brainstorm about the comic store campaign next week.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fight the real enemy

The God-Emperor names the real enemy of the people:
Amid widespread blowback this week over his comments relating to the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump is declaring the meeting a success, and going on the warpath against the media — which he’s labeling “the real enemy of the people.”

In a Thursday morning tweet, the president suggested that another meeting is forthcoming.

“The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media,” Trump wrote. “I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems…but they can ALL be solved!”
The President is correct. The media is the enemy of the American people. That's one of the reasons I don't talk to them.


Darkstream: gateways or gatekeepers?

From the transcript of the Darkstream:

You see people like Shapiro, you see people like Peterson who have been elevated, and the reason that they have been elevated is because their whole job is to prevent young men especially from moving to nationalism. Everything that you see come out of their mouths is anti-nationalist. Now, it's not always directly anti-nationalist, you know Peterson is more clever than Shapiro. What Peterson does is he criticizes things like the European Union, he criticizes the United Nations because he  thinks that they are moving too fast, too far, but his goals are exactly the same as George Soros.

What was really interesting was I read an interview with George Soros, it's on my blog, and one of the things that he said which was really striking was how he is non-ideological. Sound familiar? Jordan Peterson considers himself post-ideological. And Soros's big concern is that the left has gotten too extreme, just like Peterson talking about how he wants the reasonable left to replace the SJWs because they go too far.

So what the conservatives constantly do is they see these guys saying, well the absolute hardcore extreme left is going too far, so they must be on our side. No, they're not! They're totally opposed to  everything you stand for! Jordan Peterson is not a Christian. Ben Shapiro is not a Christian. They are
absolutely against Christian rule, they are absolutely against American nationalism, they're totally against the closed borders nationalism of Viktor Orban, of the Sweden Democrats, of Matteo Salvini and the Lega! They are world revolutionaries....

Now here's the way that I can prove to you what I'm asserting. A lot of these people say that, well you know, they're gateway drugs, you know, first young men encounter them, and then after that they're able to move on to Steve Sailer, and after that they're able to move on to Mike Cernovich and Milo, but that's not true. I'm not saying it never happens but I can mathematically prove to you, I can logically prove to you, that this is not happening.

If they were gateways, then as they increase in media attention and popularity, and as they expand their fan bases, then if they were gateways we should be seeing an ever-expanding number of people coming into the right, coming into the nationalist right, coming into the Christian nationalist right,
from Jordan Peterson and from Ben Shapiro, but that's exactly what we don't see! We actually see people who follow these guys coming out directly against any criticism of them.

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An SJW swings and strikes out

It's going to be amusing to see this idiot SJW start trying to deny my heritage. Because, after all, it doesn't fit the narrative!
Children’s book creator Jed Alexander, who wrote and drew (Mostly) Wordless and Red went after a number of comic book professionals and called them “white supremacists.”

Alexander targeted writer Chuck Dixon, artist Dave Dorman, and creator Ethan Van Sciver on a public Facebook post by Howard Chaykin. Chaykin merely posted the cover to his Image Comics series The Divided States of Hysteria and commented, “I told you last year, but did you listen?”

This post provoked Alexander to label Dixon, Dorman, and Van Sciver “white supremacists.”

He would write:

“There are white supremacists in your industry. They are your peers. I’m talking about: Chuck Dixon, Dave Dorman and Ethan Van Sciver just for starters. Dixon who collaborates with Vox Day, a known white supremacist, on a comic called Alt Hero, an Alt Right superhero. Dorman, who will soon be collaborating with Dixon, and is a supporter of “Comicsgate.” Ethan Van Sciver who has put himself at the center of “comicsgate” a movement that actively harasses and threatens women, people of color and trans people in or related to the comics industry.

It’s easy to say this is none of your business, you know nothing about these people, this has nothing to do with you. But this is your industry. You are known for being outspoken about what matters to you. About racism, about anti-semitism, about right wing extremism. This is your industry and publishers have become quiet enablers. You don’t have to be.

Right now you’re writing a comic about the comics industry. Whether you like it or not, this is a part of that story. You have a voice.“
My response to Jed Alexander on Facebook:

I'm an American Indian, you moron. You could call me a Red Reservationist, but you cannot legitimately call me a white supremacist any more than you can call me the Chief Rabbi of Israel, the President of Nigeria, or the Pope.

I also sent John Trent of Bounding Into Comics a note to clarify my position on these matters and they posted my response as a separate article there.
I read with interest Mr. Alexander's defamatory statements about me. I hope you will allow me to set the record straight.
  1. I am not a "white supremacist". To the contrary, as an American Indian, I wholeheartedly support both the right of free association as well as the right of the American Indian to our segregated, white-free reservations.
  2. I do not believe in "white nationalism" or "black nationalism" or "yellow nationalism". To confuse broad racial categories with nations is a serious category error.
  3. I oppose "white nationalism", "civic nationalism", and globalism as forms of imperialism that inevitably lead over time to civil strife and ethnic war.
I do not know Mr. Alexander's heritage, but the irony of him labeling an American Indian who happens to be the great-grandson of a Mexican revolutionary "a white supremacist" is substantial indeed.
I'm not the only one whose background Alexander obviously did not know. Timothy Lim, as it happens, is of Chinese and Filipino descent. As an astonishingly insightful and good-looking Native American once wrote, SJWs always project.

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There is no "we" kemosabe

Mark Zuckerberg tries to use China as an excuse to avoid antitrust law:
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has hit back at the idea Facebook has become too big and should be broken up into smaller companies. The 34-year-old spent two days testifying about his company and answering questions - something he suggested an overseas company the size of Facebook would be less inclined to do.

'I think you can bet that, if the government here is worried about...  whether it's election interference or terrorism... I don't think Chinese companies are going to want to cooperate as much and aid the national interest there,' he said.

Zuckerberg also spoke out against the US constraining its own companies, noting it would only give way to overseas - specifically Chinese - competitors.

'If we adopt a stance which is that, we're going to, as a country, decide to clip the wings of these companies and make it so it's harder for them to operate in different places or they have to be smaller, then there are plenty of other companies out there willing and able to take the place of the work that we're doing,' he said.

'And they do not share the values that we have.'
Neither do white Christian Americans, Mark. So break Facebook up already. I'd vastly prefer civilized Chinese rule, which has a long track record of societal success, to rule by the techno-parasites of the neoliberal world order, who have already demonstrated their complete lack of ability to even grasp the basic concept of societal sustainability.

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A sound model

Israel defines itself as a nation.
The Israeli Knesset has approved the 'nation-state bill' that promotes Jewish-only settlements, downgrades Arab language status and limits the right to self-determination to Jews. Arab MPs chided the law as racist.

The bill, which has the status of a basic law (approximately the same as a constitutional law in countries with a written constitution), was passed overnight to Thursday with 62 votes in favor and 55 against after hours of fierce argument and debate. It will now come into force as soon as it's published in the Knesset's Official Gazette.

The law, which had been in the works since 2011, has sparked a wave of protests, which spilled over the Israeli border and angered the influential Jewish diaspora in the US.

The bill formally defines the main principles that should stand at the core of the Israeli state and its symbols, such as the flag, the anthem, its capital and language. In a clause that set Arab lawmakers off, the bill explicitly states that "the right to exercises national determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people."

The critics of the bill argue that such wording makes some 1.8 million Israeli Arabs, a quarter of the population, second-class citizens.

Another contentious clause strips the Arabic language of its official status, instead granting it "a special status" and leaving Hebrew as the only official state language. Although the bill specifically points out that "this clause does not harm the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect," its opponents have been up in arms over the wording change.

At the center of the controversy is the part of the law aimed at promoting the "establishment and consolidation" of Jewish settlements, which is being castigated by the opposition as a shorthand for segregation bordering on apartheid.

The divisive nature of the new legislation that saw thousands of people, including Arabs and secular Jews flocking to streets in protest, has not stopped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from hailing its adoption as a huge success.

"With this law we determined the founding principle of our existence. Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people, and respects the rights of all of its citizens," Netanyahu said, as cited by Haaretz.
What a pity the United States of America doesn't have anything that defines the founding principle of its existence. Wait a minute....

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. 

The reason the "influential Jewish diaspora" is angered by this perfectly sensible law is because with one fell swoop, the nationalists in Israel have just underlined the case for the nations in the West that the diasporans have been trying to adulterate and dispossess for the last fifty years. Given that Netanhayu is an intelligent man who has been openly telling Jews around the world that it is time to move to Israel, it's very unlikely that he is unaware of this.

It's the right model. Respect the basic rights of all the paperwork citizens, but don't permit the non-nationals have any significant say in how the nation is governed or pretend that they are part of the nation proper. The US and the European nations should follow suit, and eventually, they will. The universalist age is at an end.

The Israeli Arabs shouldn't get too upset. After all, the lunatics of San Francisco will be happy to let them vote there should they feel the need.
San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.

The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication.

“This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”

“We want to give immigrants the right to vote,” Norman Yee, also a county supervisor, told KGO.
Immigrants, the children of immigrants, the grand-children of immigrants, and the great-grandchildren of immigrants should never be given the right to vote on anything. No one forced them to immigrate, and they always vote to change - and usually to ruin - the societies into which they have immigrated.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Darkstream: distrusting the intelligence agencies

From the transcript of the Darkstream:

The media is completely out of control now. They're running a full-court press and they are desperate to try to somehow lay a finger on President Trump. You know the summit was a big success. He came in first to the UK and completely blew up all the plans of the Tory government to try to defang and derail Brexit, and it's been very interesting to see how he effortlessly managed to walk in and just completely blow things up there, but the press is trying to make a big deal now about how President Trump doesn't trust US intelligence.

And the reason that he doesn't trust US intelligence is because US intelligence is number one, always wrong. Number two, isn't loyal to the United States, and number three, is part of the very problem that the president was elected to solve, and that is to break the power of the globalist deep state which is deeply embedded in the US federal agencies. And so what we're seeing here with the hysterics and the headlines "Trump's darkest day" and all this sort of thing, it's ridiculous.

Now maybe Trump wasn't quite ready for it. Certainly his reaction, where they're claiming that he tried to back off his statements and that sort of thing - maybe that's true, maybe it's not - but regardless, whether it is or not, there's no way that he should be backing off the fact that he doesn't trust the very people that have broken numerous laws and covered for numerous wrongdoings by the Democrats and other parties.

I mean the whole idea that Russia intruding in and interfering with US elections is a problem when Israel does it constantly, it's just ridiculous. And not only that, but there is no country, not Israel, not Russia, not anyone that is more guilty of interfering in the elections taking place in other countries than the United States itself, and the United States intelligence agencies in particular.

UPDATE: Now THIS Is more like it:
President Donald Trump is claiming 'haters' would rather go to war with Russia than see him get along with President Vladimir Putin in what he labeled 'Trump Derangement Syndrome.'

'Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!,' he wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

The president abandoned any pretense of an apology for his disastrous press conference in Helsinki on Monday, in which he backed Russia's claim they did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election over American intelligence reports that provided clear evidence Moscow meddled. His series of early morning tweets on Wednesday were defiant in their defense of his actions in Finland.

Trump turned on Brennan, the ex-CIA director who accused of treason after his meeting with Vladimir Putin, telling Fox News in an interview airing Tuesday: 'I think he's a very bad person.'
The God-Emperor knows what you did, Mr. Brennan. He knows who are the very bad people and he knows the very bad things they did.

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Mailvox: MPAI in action

A reader encounters a pair of Jordaneticians on an airplane:
You may find this interaction I had with a random couple interesting.

While on a plane flight, a couple across the aisle were both reading 12 Rules for Life.  I waited for the flight to land to ask them what they thought about the book so far.  Both of them were only a couple chapters into the book.  The husband responded with:

"Oh my God I love it, it's just so good."

As much as I wanted to just sit down and have a lengthy conversation with them about how he's a charlatan, I recognized this was not the time or place and they were complete strangers.  So instead I told them, "the more I read and study JP, the less I like him.  And that the book is just completely incoherent, how do gorillas having black sclera have anything to do with his rules?

The husband paused for a second and acknowledged that JP does go on too many irrelevant tangents.  But his wife had another answer in mind:

"But that's just how JP thinks! His mind is just wired that way, not only does he write that way he speaks that way too!  He's just on a completely different level than us!"

At this point the people in front of me started leaving, so I gave my pleasantries and walked away.  But while walking through the jet bridge I can hear the wife continue to talk to her husband about how JP is just too smart, and that his mind is just too difficult for us to understand.

Now it was only a 2-minute conversation, but what would you have done?  Is there some good rhetoric or elevator speech that can enlighten these lost men?
I would have said something like: "He's on a different level, all right. The psychopathic level. You know he admits to dreaming about killing and eating the cousin he still thinks was the most beautiful woman in the world, right? You're taking advice about life from Hannibal the cannibal. Why not just watch Silence of the Lambs while you're at it?"

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Will Boris deal the coup de grace?

Tereason May is still desperately trying to remaining standing in the breach to prevent Brexit:
Theresa May was barracked by Tory Eurosceptics at PMQs today as she fights to hold her party together.

The Prime Minister was goaded by backbencher Andrea Jenkyns over when she decided that 'Brexit means Remain'.

But amid jeers in the Commons a clearly stung Mrs May hit back that she was still committed to leaving the EU and wanted a 'workable' solution.

The clashes, at a raucous last questions session before the summer recess, came after Mrs May narrowly fended off a potentially existential challenge to her negotiating strategy last night.

However, there is little sign of the pressure easing, as Boris Johnson is preparing to unleash a devastating resignation statement in the House later.
The woman clearly isn't going to accept the very clear message that has been sent to her by her party. They're going to have to drag her kicking and screaming from Number 10. So dignified! What an embarrassment she has turned out to be.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn is standing stronger against The Lobby than the U.S. Congress or the South Carolina legislature by refusing to redefine "anti-semitism" to the liking of a crazy Jewish Member of Parliament. It's interesting to observe that even on the verge of being kicked out of the Prime Ministership, Theresa May is more concerned about the Jewish nation than she is about the British nation.
Theresa May today tore into Jeremy Corbyn for refusing to use the international definition of anti-Semitism to tackle racism in his party.

The Prime Minister said religious leaders have warned he is sending a 'message of contempt' to the Jewish community.

And in a fiery tirade against the Labour leader, she said that 'anti-Semitism is racism -  you should accept that.'

Her stern rebuke in their weekly PMQs clash came after a veteran Jewish Labour MP accused her leader of being a 'f***ing anti-Semite and a racist' in a tense clash last night.

Dame Margaret Hodge tore into Mr Corbyn after a tense Labour NEC meeting where senior party figures refused to adopt the definition. The row came after the party’s leadership decided not to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism – in defiance of Jewish leaders and its own MPs.

Labour instead updated its code of conduct to state that anti-Semitism is ‘racism’ and ‘unacceptable’, stopping short of several examples of anti-Semitism according to the IHRA definition, such as accusing Jewish people of being more loyal to Israel than their home country.
No matter what their heritage, the People of the Lie always attempt to render the truth illegal and deserving of persecution. That is a reliable sign that they serve their Father the Devil.

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"Trump's Darkest Day"

The media and the Deep State have been freaking out non-stop since the US-Russia summit in Helsinki began:
Arriving in the U.S. on Monday night, the president ignored questions from reporters. He let a Fox News interview he did with Sean Hannity just before his Helsinki departure be the final word that day on the controversial summit.

The president launched a late defense of his meeting with Putin as Democrats and the media panned as 'treasonous,' 'disgusting,' and 'disgraceful.' Not only was it great, he said on Twitter, it was 'even better' than one he had a few days prior with America's security alliance.

As he weathered heavy criticism for fawning over the strongman who the U.S. intelligence community says was behind 2016 hacking, Trump declared victory in his Helsinki and NATO summits.

He settled on a regular target for characterizing his Putin presser as anything less than a success -- the media.

'While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!' he said.
But why? There has been literally nothing to justify any of this over-the-top behavior.
The unhinged rhetoric of American liberals and neocons over Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki is deeply repugnant and strangely disorienting. This is especially the case for someone my age, born less than a decade after the United States Air Force vaporized hundreds of thousands of civilians at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a year after the US had killed almost a quarter of North Koreans, who watched as a teenager the US scald and incinerate millions of people in Indochina.

“The darkest hour in the history of the American presidency,” Garry Kasparov crystalizes the madness of US politics at this hour as the liberal classes collectively lose their minds. Darker therefore than Pearl Harbor, darker than 9/11?

Let it be imagined that Kasparov’s moves are but those of an embittered exile, let’s compare his words with those of Anderson Cooper of CNN who tweeted the words of Sen John McCain: “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.”

From the crazed neo-cons embedded in America's deep state, all the way to the pussy-hat liberals of the left, a hysterical peal of rage has emerged in the wake of Helsinki with the hashtag #TreasonSummit trending all day in the Twitter-sphere.

So, what was the proximate cause of this collective shriek over Helsinki which emanated from the US, but had its echo in the halls of liberalism everywhere?

That Trump said that it is better that the US and Russia, the two predominant keepers of the world’s nuclear weapons, “should try to get along”? Or was it that he said that maintenance of such nuclear stockpiles “was a bad thing not a good thing”?

What sane human being could possibly disagree with these two statements, never mind a liberal, a progressive, a leftist?

Was it his evident disbelief in the righteousness of the CIA and the FBI? Again what kind of leftist elevates the deep-state agencies in America to sainthood? In decades gone by (as late as the George W Bush era, with his Patriot Act et al) it was an article of faith on the left side of politics that these very agencies were the enemies of democracy in America.
Well, this report, if true, would certainly explain it:
At the meeting in Helsinki, Finland, between Presidents Putin of Russia and Trump of the USA, the Russians gave to Trump at least 160 TERABYTES of Russian Intelligence Intercepts which expose horrifying activities of many, many, people to deliberately foment social, cultural, and political chaos, violent riots, demonstrations, media smears, phony scandals, and fake news.

Some of those intercepts reveal who has been financing weapons, supplies, travel, hotel, vehicle rentals and secure communications gear for Terrorist groups, inside Syria, Iraq, and terror attacks in Europe and the US. 

Among the intercepted communications are mostly international phone calls, faxes, emails by members of the US Congress, US Senate, federal Judges, state-level elected officials from California, Oregon, Washington, New York (City & State), New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia.  Once those communications left the United States, they became fair game for any country to spy on.

A great number of these communications were encrypted, but Russia has found a way to BREAK much of the encryption!  And as part of their effort to improve relations with Trump, they provided the original encrypted versions of the intercepts AND the key which decrypts them so the US can use US-obtained intercepts (which may still be encrypted) along with the Russian-provided decryption key to prove the info is accurate and unedited!!!

Numerous high-ranking officials and well known wealthy people have been caught red-handed scheming together and with foreign governments along with radical leftist billionaires both inside and outside the US, to foment -- and finance -- extraordinary acts of political, social, and cultural chaos including riots, violent attacks, political unrest and more.

Some high-level MANAGERS at gigantic social media companies have received literally millions of dollars in pay-offs to establish or use under-the-radar company policies to impose severe censorship on certain views and to silence certain people; often times without the knowledge or consent of the Highest Executives or Boards of Directors of those companies!  These pay-offs USURP actual executive power in some giant social media outlets.

High level mass-media Producers, Editors, and some Writers in the US, UK, and elsewhere in Europe, have been paid-off with VAST sums of money to launch phony media smears. Push scandals. Create and report FAKE news stories.
On the one hand, this sounds a little too good to be true. Q has been entirely silent of late. On the other, we know this sort of thing is exactly what the globalists and their servants have been doing for decades, and we also know that Putin is a capable man who surrounds himself with capable men. It would be a surprise if he didn't have a considerable amount of data concerning the activities of the globalists who also oppose him. It's worth noting too that the entire media narrative has been focused on pushing the idea that Putin is somehow fooling Trump, which tends to indicate that they feared something like this happening.

Anyhow, whether this is truth or just wishful thinking, we should find out fairly soon.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The honorary Christian

A celebration in Colorado Springs!
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO—In a joyful ceremony, Christian leaders gathered to grant Jordan Peterson the status of honorary Christian. Though the Canadian professor has never identified as a Christian and does not attend any church, a vote was taken and the decision was made unanimously that Peterson had earned his salvation and could be drafted into heaven by popular vote.

“Most people are saved by grace,” said one of the pastors who presented the award, “Jordan Peterson isn’t most people.”

Though Peterson holds a number of highly controversial views such as that most societal problems are really complicated, men shouldn’t be deadbeats, speech should be free, and that becoming dogmatically ideological stunts intellectual and moral growth, the Christian leaders decided to overlook these grievous sins and still honor him with the award.
I still find it amazing that conservatives lionize Peterson and lambast Soros even though the two men share the same ideological perspective, possess the same messianic self-perception, and have the same long-term objectives for society.

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New print editions

In case you're interested, we've got THREE new print editions out this week that may be of interest.

First is CHUCK DIXON'S AVALON #1: THE STREET RULES, which is available in a gold logo edition for $2.99. We very nearly got it out as fast as the digital version thanks to our new production process, which cuts 4-5 days off the previous pre-print routine. This means that all of our new print editions will only be available on Castalia Books Direct for a week or two, before they eventually show up on Amazon.

Second is the brilliant SUPERLUMINARY trilogy by John C. Wright. It contains The Lords of Creation, The Space Vampires, and The World Armada and is a 482-page paperback. Although it retails for $27.99, we're able to offer it at $19.99.

And third is Vol. II of my Collected Columns. Crisis & Conceit 2006-2009 is a 756-page hardcover that is available for 34.99.

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He's not wrong

Richard Dawkins appears to be rethinking the consequences of his decades-long assault on Christianity.
Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding “Allahu Akhbar.” Or is that just my cultural upbringing?
To paraphrase my previous assertion, never bring a philosophy to a religious war.

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The defeat of Sorosism

George Soros is going to his grave knowing that he was ultimately a massive failure:
In London in the 1950s, Soros was a student of the expatriated Austrian philosopher Karl Popper, who championed the notion of an “open society,” in which individual liberty, pluralism and free inquiry prevailed. Popper’s concept became Soros’s cause.

It is an embattled cause these days. Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has reverted to autocracy, and Poland and Hungary are moving in the same direction. With the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, where Soros is a major donor to Democratic candidates and progressive groups, and the growing strength of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe, Soros’s vision of liberal democracy is under threat in its longtime strongholds. Nationalism and tribalism are resurgent, barriers are being raised and borders reinforced and Soros is confronting the possibility that the goal to which he has devoted most of his wealth and the last chapter of his life will end in failure. Not only that: He also finds himself in the unsettling position of being the designated villain of this anti-globalization backlash, his Judaism and career in finance rendering him a made-to-order phantasm for reactionaries worldwide. “I’m standing for principles whether I win or lose,” Soros told me this spring. But, he went on, “unfortunately, I’m losing too much in too many places right now.”

With Putinism and Orbanism on the rise and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaching, there is renewed debate about the import of the events of 1989 and whether Russians, Poles and Hungarians really intended to embrace the full menu of Western liberal values. Francis Fukuyama is among those who have doubts today. “There’s now a lot of evidence that a lot of that turn toward liberal democracy in the early days, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, really was driven by a kind of educated, very pro-Western elite,” he told me recently. But less-educated people who lived outside large urban areas “didn’t really buy into liberalism, this idea that you could actually have a multiracial, multiethnic society where all these traditional communal values would have to give way to gay marriage and immigrants and all this stuff. That they definitely did not buy into.”

In his annual state-of-the-world speech in Davos this year, Soros said Trump “would like to establish a mafia state, but he can’t, because the Constitution, other institutions and a vibrant civil society won’t allow it.” He also characterized Trump as a “purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner,” and predicted a Democratic landslide in the 2018 midterm elections. Five months on, he was sticking by those predictions. “For every Trump follower who follows Trump through thick and thin, there is more than one Trump enemy who will be more intent, more determined,” Soros told me. He is doing his part to shorten the Trump era: In advance of the midterm elections, Soros has so far contributed at least $15 million to support Democratic candidates and causes.
Soros is evil, influential, and utterly wrong. It's downright inspiring to feel the palpable sense of gloom emanating from the decrepit old monster. STILL NOT TIRED! And it's going to be beautiful to witness the shock and horror that radiates from Soros and the other globalists when they belatedly realize that there isn't going to be any Democratic landslide later this year, and that the God-Emperor is going to shatter the back of the Deep State they have so carefully established once and for all.

Now, who does this sound like? A non-ideological opponent of the extreme Left and the nationalist Right?
When I asked Soros to describe himself ideologically, he laughed. “My ideology is nonideological,” he said. “I’m in the club of nonclubs.” When I suggested that “center-left” might characterize his views, he demurred; he said it wasn’t clear where he stood now because the left had moved further left, a development that did not please him. “I’m opposed to the extreme left,” he said.
And what are his core motives?
Alex told me that for many years, his father had not been eager to advertise his Judaism because “this was something he was almost killed for.” But he had always “identified firstly as a Jew,” and his philanthropy was ultimately an expression of his Jewish identity, in that he felt a solidarity with other minority groups and also because he recognized that a Jew could only truly be safe in a world in which all minorities were protected. Explaining his father’s motives, he said, “The reason you fight for an open society is because that’s the only society that you can live in, as a Jew — unless you become a nationalist and only fight for your own rights in your own state.”
Every single time. George Soros has spent his adult life trying to adulterate every single nation on Earth - including Israel - so that he can feel comfortable living wherever he wants. The converse of this is that every single nation will only be free to order its society to its own preferences when it doesn't permit anyone like George or Alex Soros to live in it or fund organizations that operate inside it. Viktor Orban clearly understands this; the God-Emperor and the Neo-Tsar should follow his example and outlaw all Soros-funded organizations and activities.

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No deal, no problem

The British public is increasingly able to see past the pro-EU fearmongering:
Britain has nothing to fear from leaving the EU without a deal, leading Brexiteers declared last night.

After a weekend when Theresa May’s Chequers plan came under fire from Remainers and Leavers alike, a poll yesterday showed growing public support for walking away from the negotiations.

It found twice as many voters now back leaving the EU without a deal.

Remainers have long argued that the consequences of no deal would be catastrophic for the economy. But leading Brexiteers admitted yesterday that although it could be bumpy in the short term, Britain could thrive in the long run. Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said: ‘If we don’t have a trade deal with the EU then we simply trade on World Trade Organisation terms, which is how most countries trade with each other.

The ComRes poll for the Daily Mirror found 39 per cent think the Prime Minister ‘should accept a no-deal and the UK simply leave the EU’. Just 20 per cent want her to press on with the White Paper, which critics say is a ‘half in, half out’ Brexit.
Furthermore, not bothering with a deal will take the wind out of the sales of the traitorous Remain activists who claim that a second referendum to approve the deal would be necessary. It isn't anyhow, but they wouldn't even have a false justification to which they could appeal.

And given that Treasonous May just lost her TENTH minister, this one the Junior Defence Minister, how is it possible that she still hasn't resigned herself? The Tories would do well to start the no-confidence process, because it is clear that no one except Herr Merkel has any confidence in her.

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Monday, July 16, 2018


Bounding Into Comics reviews Chuck Dixon's Avalon #1: The Street Rules:
Chuck Dixon is responsible for some of the most memorable comic book stories and characters of the past few decades. Most notably, he’s revered as the creator of one of Batman’s most formidable villains, Bane. Dixon’s newest comic series, Avalon, comes courtesy of Arkhaven Comics and is set in Vox Day’s Alt-Hero universe. I’ve been a fan of the books that have populated that world thus far and Dixon’s inclusion in this particular story had me hopeful and VERY excited. I’m happy to say that I was not, in the least, disappointed.

The story itself is told within the framework of an interview given by a super-powered vigilante named Fazer to a reporter in a local diner. Right off the bat, it’s evident that heroes/vigilantes are well known and even expected in this universe as nobody seems to think it’s strange to see a costumed hero sitting and chatting with a reporter. The interview itself seems to be focusing on not so much the actions of fighting villains and saving people, but rather on the fundamental reasons why it’s done and the ideas of responsibility in managing your gifts. It’s a refreshing introduction to the characters and it’s the characters themselves that make what could have otherwise been a generic crime fighting story really worth reading.
Read the whole thing there. We're very pleased to see the issue merited Arkhaven's best rating yet!

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Dare to hope

The Deep State is NOT happy.
Former CIA director John Brennan blasted President Donald Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as 'nothing short of treasonous.'

He also accused the president of being 'wholly in the pocket of Putin.'

'Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???,' tweeted Brennan, who served as the nation's intelligence chief from March 2013 to January 2017 under then-President Barack Obama.
The Patriots are on your six, silly evil lizard man.

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The pro-pedo campaign

Apparently it's not going well in India:
A Google engineer has been beaten to death in the latest attack sparked by false WhatsApp messages accusing people of kidnapping children in India. Mohammad Azam was attacked along with two friends by a 2,000-strong mob in southern Karnataka state's Bidar district. Police said 27-year-old Azam and his companions were returning to their home in neighbouring Hyderabad city after visiting a friend in Bidar when they stopped midway and offered chocolates to local school children.
That's certainly a rather more robust response than the US one, which of late has been to hire them as elementary school teachers and scoutmasters and youth pastors. It's really not that hard. Normal men put up with children, they don't go out actively seeking their company. And after reading The Last Closet, nothing sends an ominous chill up the spine like hearing the phrase, "he's practically a child himself."


Ron Unz contemplates his childhood religion

It doesn't take a genius to see that this article by Ron Unz on Judaism is going to prove highly controversial in conservative circles. But the truth is what it is, not what we would prefer it to be, so if you take any issue with it, or if you feel the need to run around shrieking about the anti-semitism of self-hating Jews, then I suggest you take it up with either Mr. Unz or Mr. Shahak. All I can say is that if you think this article is shocking, you don't know religious history very well and you're probably in for a real treat down the road. As I said before, it's not merely non-Christians who are going to have a very difficult time with the light of truth being shined in so many dark places these days.
I must emphasize that I cannot directly vouch for Shahak’s claims about Judaism. My own knowledge of that religion is absolutely negligible, mostly being limited to my childhood, when my grandmother occasionally managed to drag me down to services at the local synagogue, where I was seated among a mass of elderly men praying and chanting in some strange language while wearing various ritualistic cloths and religious talismans, an experience that I always found much less enjoyable than my usual Saturday morning cartoons..... Essentially almost everything I had known—or thought I had known—about the religion of Judaism, at least in its zealously Orthodox traditional form, was utterly wrong.

For example, traditionally religious Jews pay little attention to most of the Old Testament, and even very learned rabbis or students who have devoted many years to intensive study may remain largely ignorant of its contents. Instead, the center of their religious world view is the Talmud, an enormously large, complex, and somewhat contradictory mass of secondary writings and commentary built up over many centuries, which is why their religious doctrine is sometimes called “Talmudic Judaism.” Among large portions of the faithful, the Talmud is supplemented by the Kabala, another large collection of accumulated writings, mostly focused on mysticism and all sorts of magic. Since these commentaries and interpretations represent the core of the religion, much of what everyone takes for granted in the Bible is considered in a very different manner.

Given the nature of the Talmudic basis of traditional Judaism and my total previous ignorance of the subject, any attempt on my part of summarize some of the more surprising aspects of Shahak’s description may be partially garbled, and is certainly worthy of correction by someone better versed in that dogma. And given that so many parts of the Talmud are highly contradictory and infused with complex mysticism, it would be impossible for someone like me to attempt to disentangle the seeming inconsistencies that I am merely repeating. I should note that although Shahak’s description of the beliefs and practices of Talmudic Judaism evoked a fire-storm of denunciations, few of those harsh critics seem to have denied his very specific claims, including the most astonishing ones, which would seem to strengthen his credibility.

On the most basic level, the religion of most traditional Jews is actually not at all monotheistic, but instead contains a wide variety of different male and female gods, having quite complex relations to each other, with these entities and their properties varying enormously among the numerous different Jewish sub-sects, depending upon which portions of the Talmud and the Kabala they place uppermost. For example, the traditional Jewish religious cry “The Lord Is One” has always been interpreted by most people to be an monotheistic affirmation, and indeed, many Jews take exactly this same view. But large numbers of other Jews believe this declaration instead refers to achievement of sexual union between the primary male and female divine entities. And most bizarrely, Jews having such radically different views see absolutely no difficulty in praying side by side, and merely interpreting their identical chants in very different fashion.

Furthermore, religious Jews apparently pray to Satan almost as readily as they pray to God, and depending upon the various rabbinical schools, the particular rituals and sacrifices they practice may be aimed at enlisting the support of the one or the other. Once again, so long as the rituals are properly followed, the Satan-worshippers and the God-worshippers get along perfectly well and consider each other equally pious Jews, merely of a slightly different tradition. One point that Shahak repeatedly emphasizes is that in traditional Judaism the nature of the ritual itself is absolutely uppermost, while the interpretation of the ritual is rather secondary. So perhaps a Jew who washes his hands three times clockwise might be horrified by another who follows a counter-clockwise direction, but whether the hand-washing were meant to honor God or to honor Satan would be hardly be a matter of much consequence.

Strangely enough, many of the traditional rituals are explicitly intended to fool or trick God or His angels or sometimes Satan, much like the mortal heroes of some Greek legend might seek to trick Zeus or Aphrodite. For example, certain prayers must be uttered in Aramaic rather than Hebrew on the grounds that holy angels apparently don’t understand the former language, and their confusion allows those verses to slip by unimpeded and take effect without divine interference....

And while religious Judaism has a decidedly negative view towards all non-Jews, Christianity in particular is regarded as a total abomination, which must be wiped from the face of the earth.

Whereas pious Muslims consider Jesus the holy prophet of God and Muhammed’s immediate predecessor, according to the Jewish Talmud, Jesus is perhaps the vilest being who ever lived, condemned to spend eternity in the bottommost pit of Hell, immersed in a boiling vat of excrement. Religious Jews regard the Muslim Quran as just another book, though a totally mistaken one, but the Christian Bible represents purest evil, and if circumstances permit, burning Bibles is a very praiseworthy act. Pious Jews are also enjoined to always spit three times at any cross or church they encounter, and direct a curse at all Christian cemeteries. Indeed, many deeply religious Jews utter a prayer each and every day for the immediate extermination of all Christians.
 And remember, this is the religion of Ben Shapiro, which is why it is patently obvious that there is not, and has never been any such thing as "Judeo-Christianity", a "Judeo-Christian ethic", or a "Judeo-Christian heritage". It would certainly be very interesting to debate shifty little Benny and see just how much he knows about the faith he so publicly professes.

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The benefits of immigration

Julia Ioffe@juliaioffe
This #WorldCup has been clear evidence that immigration has changed the “culture” of Europe—for the better.

Sabrina Siddiqui@SabrinaSiddiqui
Sixteen of the 23 players on France’s team come from families that recently immigrated to the country, most of them from Africa. Seven players are Muslim. A testament to how immigrants enrich a country’s culture.

They're absolutely right. Congratulations to the World Cup-winning "French" team! The people of France must be so proud! From the Daily Meme Wars.

I saw one amusing aspect of this unseemly multiculti triumphalism when a member of my soccer club spoke to an African acquaintance after Nigeria and Senegal were both knocked out. The African said, not entirely without bitterness, "maybe an African nation could win a World Cup if the European teams didn't keep stealing all our best players."

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Hultgreen-Curie Syndrome in the US Navy

No wonder the Chinese are confidently expanding their blue water navy and asserting their control over the South China Sea. The gender-integrated U.S. Navy can't even manage to sail straight without getting its sailors killed.
In an 11-hour hearing, prosecutors painted a picture of Lt. Irian Woodley, the ship’s surface warfare coordinator, and Lt. Natalie Combs, the tactical action officer, as failing at their jobs, not using the tools at their disposal properly and not communicating adequately. They became complacent with faulty equipment and did not seek to get it fixed, and they failed to communicate with the bridge, the prosecution argued. Had they done those things, the government contended, they would have been able to avert the collision.

That two of the officers — Coppock and Combs — involved in this fatal incident were female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.

This was the story of Kara Hultgreen, the Navy pilot who died in a 1994 F-14 crash. Investigation showed that Hultgreen had been allowed to proceed in her training after errors that would have meant a washout for any male pilot. But the Clinton administration was pushing for female fighter pilots, which resulted in a competition between the Navy and Air Force to put women into these combat roles. It is not necessary to believe that (a) women shouldn’t be fighter pilots, in order to believe (b) lowering standards for the sake of quotas is a bad idea. Of course, you may believe both (a) and (b), but it is (b) that gets people killed.

It seems obvious that the Pentagon (and the liberal media) sought to suppress full knowledge of what happened to the Fitzgerald in the immediate aftermath of the June 2017 incident that killed seven sailors, in the same way the details of Kara Hultgreen’s death were suppressed. It took investigative reporters like Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times a lot of hard work to find out what actually happened to Hultgreen. Let’s hope other reporters will dig into what’s happening in our military with the “gender intergration” agenda at the Pentagon now.
The Navy has followed the usual pattern. Declare that women are just as good as men. Discover that they're not, for one reason or another. Deny that this is true while simultaneously lowering their standards. Dissemble about the reasons things are no longer working the way they should.

This is what the end of empire looks like. One stupid, indefensible decision after another.

UPDATE: Even the famous Gurkhas are being converged.
The Gurkhas are set to open up their ranks to women for the first time. The group, who have served in the British Army for more than 200 years will allow female soldiers to join from next year, but they will have to pass the same gruelling selection test the men do.
That's what they always say. And then, when the women can't pass it, they lower the standards. It never ceases to amaze me how no organization ever seems to look at what happened to similar organizations that already did what they are contemplating.

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