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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Churchian theocrats

It's always easy to tell when a group of people have given themselves over to untruth. Their philosophy, their theology, and their politics all rapidly become observably incoherent. Evangelicals, and many of the evangelical organizations, are now following the example of other Christian denominations in walking the broad and easy path towards Hell, and they are doing so on the basis of their mealy-mouthed Sunday School Churchianity.
As the election retreats like a hurricane heading back out to sea, first responders are assessing the damage left in its wake. One casualty is the reputation of evangelicalism. Evangelicalism was closely associated with the campaign of Donald J. Trump, and more than 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for the president-elect. This, despite large numbers of African-American, Latino, Asian, young and female evangelicals who were fiercely opposed to the racism, sexism and xenophobia of Mr. Trump’s campaign and the hypocrisy of a candidate who built a casino empire while flouting morality.

As a result, much of the good that went by the name “evangelicalism” has been clouded over; now a new movement is needed to replace it.

When it comes to religious identity in America, the fastest-growing group is the “nones.” Nearly a quarter of all Americans, and over 35 percent of millennials, report no religious affiliation. Nones, many of whom grew up within evangelicalism, often still affirm faith in God. They left the church because they gave up on evangelical leadership. Nothing sums up their objections more clearly than evangelicals’ embrace of Mr. Trump. Didn’t Jesus say, “Blessed are the meek” and “Love your enemies”?

Throughout the campaign, there was dissent even within the ranks of evangelicalism’s most conservative institutions. While the old guard, like the Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, were ardent Trump supporters, the best-selling evangelical author Max Lucado and the Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore were both early critics. At Liberty University, the largest evangelical college in the country, thousands of students signed a petition denouncing the support of its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., for Mr. Trump and insisting that they were more interested in being Christian than in being Republican.

Andy Crouch, the executive editor of Christianity Today, criticized both candidates, writing that enthusiasm for Mr. Trump “gives our neighbors ample reason to doubt that we believe Jesus is Lord.” He added, “They see that some of us are so self-interested, and so self-protective, that we will ally ourselves with someone who violates all that is sacred to us.”

As white male evangelists, we have no problem admitting that the future does not lie with us. It lies with groups like the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, led by Gabriel Salguero, or the Moral Monday movement, led by William Barber II, who has challenged the news media on its narrow portrayal of evangelicals. For decades, we have worked within evangelicalism to lift up the voices of these “other evangelicals.”

But we cannot continue to allow sisters and brothers who are leading God’s movement to be considered “other.” We are not confident that evangelicalism is a community in which younger, nonwhite voices can flourish. And we are not willing to let our faith be the collateral damage of evangelicalism.

We want to be clear: We are not suggesting a new kind of Christianity that simply backs the Democratic Party. Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican — even if, as William Sloane Coffin Jr. once said, his heart leans left. Many faithful Christians did not vote for Hillary Clinton because of their commitment to a consistent pro-life agenda. True faith can never pledge allegiance to anything less than Jesus.

But Jesus-centered faith needs a new name. Christians have retired outdated labels before. During the late 19th century, when scientific rationalism fueled the questioning of Scripture, “fundamentalism” arose as an intelligent defense of Christianity. By the 1930s, however, fundamentalism was seen as anti-intellectual and judgmental. It was then that the term “evangelicalism” was put forward by Christianity Today’s first editor, Carl F. H. Henry, as a new banner under which a broad coalition of Jesus followers could unite.

But beginning with the culture wars of the 1980s, the religious right made a concerted effort to align evangelicalism with the Republican Party. By the mid-’90s, the word had lost its positive connotations with many Americans. They came to see Christians — and evangelicals in particular — as anti-women, anti-gay, anti-environment and anti-immigrant and as the champions of guns and war.

Mr. Trump did not create these contradictions, but his victory has pulled the roof off the building we once called home. It’s time to build a new home.
The amusing thing about their philosophical ineptitude is that they don't realize they are making an overt case for Christian theocracy, the reality of which would of course horrify them because they have absolutely no intention of abiding by anything genuinely Christian at all; this is nothing more than shallow pandering to the worldly zeitgeist using a few inappropriately applied Bible verses as justification.

Moreover, it demonstrates that at least when it comes to Churchianity, race trumps religion in the hierarchy of identity politics. As usual, the Alt-Right perspective is the only one that makes any sense of this incoherent and degraded evangelicism.

Here is a useful metric for Christians: if the New York Times is affording you space for your views and generally striking a positive tone about them, you are absolutely wrong and whatever you are pushing is antithetical to genuine Christianity.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

The spice will not flow

A letter from Penzey's Spices reveals they are fully SJW-converged. Also, that they are amusingly delusional. The amusing thing is that they think anyone was paying any attention to their "stand", and that they think they've proved "Donald Trump simply has no one supporting his views for America".

What it really means is that no one is paying attention to their idiot politics. Yet.


Dear CEO,

Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable.

Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it's not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a moment history will long have its eyes upon. For the sake of our customers, and for the sake of future generations, we felt the time had come to stand on the right side of history.

And while the reasons for why we took a stand might be specific to our unique outlook, what we learned actually applies to all commerce in the United States. What we learned is that President-elect Donald Trump has no real support. Voters, sure, but no constituency. Running a campaign on "that horrible-terrible-woman who should be locked up," while at the same time working to raise fear of minorities among white voters with limited access to education, clearly achieved its goal. But none of it left Americans with any sense of connection to the candidate they actually voted for.

Willing to take a hit for what is right, we did what we did. In the two weeks since, online sales are up 59.9%, gift box sales up 135%. And we didn't have a catalog arrive in this window this year, while last year we had 1.1 million! Yes, maybe for the moment we have lost 3% of our customers because of the so-called "right wing firestorm." And, yes, they send emails of rage, and ALL CAPS, and bad language with the hope of creating the perception that they are bigger than they really are. But what we learned is that, in terms of retail spending, Donald Trump simply has no one supporting his views for America. He has no constituency.

America's Values, on the other hand, have a really sizable constituency, and that constituency moves quickly to support those that stand up for the values of America. If, as a company, you have values, now is the time to share them. You may well lose a chunk of your AM radio-listening customers, but if you really are honest and sincere, don't be surprised to see your promotions suddenly, finally, find active engagement with the Millennial generation.

And the time for this really is now. We understand all too well that, with the holidays, December is a tough month to get things done. We understand that a change in direction will not be easy, but you are where you are because you don't need things to be easy. If you wait until after the wheels come off the track for the incoming administration, this moment will have passed. And while there's no bad time to do the right thing, to do the right thing at the same time as others in your industry will work so much better than waiting until someone else has shown the way.

In this moment there is finally the real chance to unite our nation in our shared rejection of sexism, homophobia, and racism. This is your chance to stand up for America's values and make January a tent pole in your company's history. Opportunities to do the right thing at the time when doing the right thing makes all the difference come once in a lifetime. Make your history proud.

Thanks for reading,

Penzeys Spices

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The sickness pervades

The insane German government desperately needs scouring:
The German government has reacted to the shocking news about a Muslim migrant who raped and killed a 19-year-old woman by warning that it would be watching Facebook posts carefully for instances of Islamophobia.

A teenage Afghan asylum seeker was arrested on Friday for the alleged rape and murder of medical student in Freiburg which took place last month.

The victim’s father is a senior EU official and a vehement supporter of the migrant policy that has seen over a million “refugees” pour into Germany over the last year. The aftermath of the murder was made even more bizarre by the fact that the victim’s parents used her funeral to raise money for charities that are working to bring more “refugees” into Germany. The victim herself was also a “refugee activist”.

As if the story couldn’t get any more disturbing, the German government’s response was to warn German citizens who expressed anger over the incident on Facebook that it would be on the lookout for Islamophobic hate speech.

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel asserted that the murder should not be used to stoke anti-migrant sentiment.
These monsters are even more delusional and morally vacuous than the National Socialists were. I find it absolutely incredible that the German people continue to tolerate them. Here is hoping that the nationalism rising across Europe will soon sweep them into the deepest dustbin of history.

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Fake news covers fake event

The Comet Ping Pong gunman story smells very much like a false flag starring a crisis actor meant to distract from deeper investigation into #Pizzagate
A North Carolina man who sent customers and employees scrambling when he fired a gun inside a northwest Washington pizzeria  Sunday told police he went there to investigate a fictitious online conspiracy theory involving the restaurant and high-ranking Democrats.

Police received a report of a man armed with a rifle at Comet Ping Pong about 3 p.m. Sunday.... The gunman fired at least one shot from the rifle into the floor, but no one was hurt, police said.

The incident drew heavy police response. Dozens of officers with guns drawn were in the streets, and a helicopter circled above the scene. Police arrested 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina, and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police recovered two guns inside Comet and another inside the suspect's vehicle, which police towed away from in front of the pizzeria.

After his arrest, Welch told police he was there to investigate a fake news conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate" involving the pizzeria in the 5000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Posts to Facebook and Reddit claim Comet was the home base of a child sex abuse ring run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign chair, John Podesta.

“What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories does come with consequences,” Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis said.
So, we're supposed to believe that he went there "investigating" with an assault rifle, and fired one shot into the floor at no one? That sounds totally credible. It actually raises the question: who hired Edgar Maddison Welch to play the part of an armed and dangerous conspiracy theorist? He's a failed actor listed on IMDB. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Alefantis himself hired the guy to "attack" his own restaurant.


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Maxwell 5 and Amazon's new toy

Castalia author Peter Grant, the author of the post-Civil War western Brings the Lightning, has just published a new book in his Maxwell Saga, Stoke the Flames Higher. We don't publish this military SF series in ebook, although I'm pleased to announce that Castalia will be publishing all five books of the Maxwell Saga in print and audio, as well as all three books of Peter's Laredo series, the third of which we will be publishing in ebook as well. Peter has posted an excerpt from the new book, and I can confirm that you don't have to have read the four preceding volumes in order to pick up the story here.

Peter had considerable military experience in South Africa and it shows in his writing; he knows whereof he writes.

Also, Peter has reviewed the input of his readers regarding one of his next projects, and he has decided to proceed with the space detective story, which he apparently intends to bring to Castalia. I'm delighted to hear that, since, as QUANTUM MORTIS fans know, I'm rather partial to space detective stories myself. In the unlikely event he would like to situate it there, instead of in the Maxwell universe, he'll certainly have my permission. But regardless, we'll be more than happy to publish it. And yes, this is actually how we work, with our publishing decisions not only being made without our involvement, but sometimes without our knowledge.

In other book news, I experimented with Amazon's new KDP paperback system yesterday, and a paperback version of On the Question of Free Trade was the result. I chose it because a) we were never going to get around to doing it via our normal system, and, b) it struck me as the sort of book you might want to give someone or carry around to use as a reference in an economics course. I have to confess, I was VERY disappointed to learn that the system is nothing more than an integrated version of the CreateSpace system, as I thought it was going to auto-generate a print layout from the Kindle file. I expect that's what Amazon ultimately has in mind, but they certainly aren't anywhere near there yet.

Since some of our authors will no doubt be curious about it, here are the pros and cons I observed.

PROS
  • It's pretty easy to use and the Cover Creator's limitations should ensure that you can't screw up the spine placement very easily.
  • It's fast. It takes about one week to get a published book up on Amazon through our usual system. This took only 12 hours. However, it doesn't automatically connect to the Kindle edition any more automatically than non-KDP-published books, which is a little odd.
  • The printing price is pretty good. $2.15 for a small book like that one, and eighty-five cents plus 1.2 cents per page for up to 828 pages.
  • You can upload your own cover images and use them in a variety of ways in the Content Creator.
  • It doesn't cost anything and it's integrated with KDP. This will take yet another chunk out of the mainstream publishers, and in combination with Kindle Unlimited, will probably cause the Big Five to shrink to four, and possibly three.
  • Although you can't just use the Kindle file, you can provide either a formatted PDF or an unformatted Word document for the text.
  • They give you a free ISBN.
CONS
  • The 40 percent slice that Amazon takes in addition to the print charge is pretty hefty. This will preclude most independent publishers from using it. We'll probably use it for some books, like On War and some of our less popular books that aren't even on the print production list, but it will never be our primary option.
  • I've never heard anything good about the quality of the CreateSpace paperbacks and there is no reason to believe these will be any better. There was a reason we looked for a better alternative from the start. I'll be very interested to know what people make of now On the Question of Free Trade turned out because I have absolutely no idea. So, please consider yourself warned in that regard.
  • Distribution is limited to Amazon. CreateSpace tried to claim otherwise, which wasn't really true, but Amazon isn't even bothering to try. Amazon is the big dog, but it's not the only market out there and an increasing percentage of our book sales are print books sold though other resellers. Although we still tend to think of ourselves as an epublisher, and barely half our books are even available in print editions, 40 percent of our sales are now in print.
  • The ISBN is only good for use on Amazon.
  • There is no way to identify the publisher or imprint.
Conclusion: absolutely great for self-publishers, of minor interest to authors with publishers, a potentially useful second option for low-margin independent publishers, and a complete nightmare for high-margin traditional publishers. I expect most successful authors are going to increasingly gravitate to the Peter Grant approach, and making publication decisions based on a series-by-series basis. As for me, I think I will use it to publish all of my collected WND columns in a two-volume paperback set, which will be useful for my own reference, if nothing else.

And finally, in case you missed it over the weekend, Back From the Dead by Rolf Nelson is finally available in paperback and hardcover editions. Don't think you've seen the end of the book shilling either, because we have no less than FOUR (4) big announcements to make before Christmas.

Speaking of which, I would like 10 volunteer reviewers who are familiar with ATOB. If you're a) interested in reviewing ASOS and b) you've already reviewed ATOB on Amazon, please send me an email with ASOS in the subject and a link to your review on Amazon.

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Adios, Twitter

Let's face it, it was only a matter of time.
Your account has been locked.

Supreme Dark Lord🐸@voxday

What happened? We locked your account because we determined that it violated the Twitter Rules.

What you can do: To unlock your account, you must do the following:
  • Verify your phone number
  • Verify your email address
  • Delete Tweets that violate our rules
If you think your account has been locked in error, you can contact our support team on a subsequent screen.
While I'm not formally suspended from Twitter, I won't be going back there again since I can't access the account without giving them a phone number. I don't sign up for any social media service that requires a phone number, I never gave them a phone number in the first place, and I'm not about to give them one now.

Since that means I can't even see what tweet supposedly violated their rules or delete it, I won't be logging in there anymore. It's very clear that Twitter is an SJW-amenable authority and it's simply not worth it to try to play with their stacked deck. If you want to find me on social media, find me on Gab, where I've already got 12,139 followers, including many #DreadIlk and #VFM. At the rate they've been growing, I expect I'll have more than the 27,500 I had on Twitter before April.

I prefer Gab anyhow. The engagement is more substantive, there are fewer SJW performance artists, and it's run by a fearless Alt-Tech leader who doesn't give a damn about safe spaces or the propagandists in the mainstream media. As Mike Cernovich never tires of pointing out, we don't need them. They need us.

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In defense of pedos

Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper
Predictable result of people irresponsibly spreading insane falsehoods on social media. What could have happened is terrifying

Lee Stranahan‏@stranahan
Any sane person is with @jaketapper on this. I honestly hope people get sued or prosecuted over #pizzagate hoax BS story.

Fox News: DC pizza shop harassed, threatened online after being victim of fake news stories
A D.C. pizza restaurant has become a target of harassment and negative reviews on social media after it became a victim of fake news stories that went viral just before the presidential election.

Using the hashtag #PizzaGate, many on social media slammed Comet Ping Pong after floating conspiracy theories claimed the pizza shop along with Hillary Clinton and her campaign were involved in child trafficking and satanic rituals.

But all of the claims against the popular Northwest D.C. pizzeria are false and unfounded. The D.C. Police Department said they are not investigating Comet Ping Pong and are instead keeping an eye on those who are threatening the restaurant and employees.
Remember these people when the truth finally comes out and they start talking about how terrible it is and how no one could possibly have known. They close their eyes, declare it's night, and insist that anyone would have to be insane and lying to say otherwise.

Given that the police are not investigating, and have not investigated Comet, Podesta, or any of the freaks in that circle, how can anyone possibly state that ALL of the claims are "false and unfounded". Especially when they don't actually mention any of the specific claims that have been made or discuss any of the evidence that has been assembled.

Now, why oh why would these journalists resist even looking into a story as potentially juicy as #Pizzagate? Maybe because it strikes too close to home? I don't see any statement about the age of the photography subjects there.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Gli italiani votano no

So much for the globalist breather provided by the Austrian election. The Italians reject Renzi's reforms.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy.

Renzi, who had promised to resign if his flagship project was defeated, is due to address the nation at around midnight (6.00 p.m. ET), government sources said.

An exit poll by the Piepoli Institute/IPR for state television station RAI, estimated the 'No' vote at 54-58 percent against 42-46 percent for 'Yes'. Two other polls gave 'No' a similar lead of at least 10 points. Voting ended at 11 p.m.
This is another step towards the end of the Euro and the EU.

UPDATE: Renzi has kept his word and resigned.

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NFL Week 13

Not a bad showing by the Vikes, but this season is demonstrating, yet again, that 6-0 starts don't tend to end well for them.

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No, it's not over

The Left is abuzz because the Freedom Party candidate was defeated in Austria:
Is Europe's Brexit revolution over? Gloating left-wing supporters wave 'Thank God' signs after far-right candidate LOSES Austrian presidential election which was set to deliver body blow to the EU

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost the race for the Austrian presidency and has conceded defeat as the first results emerged. As the polls closed at 4pm UK time, exit surveys indicated left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has taken an unbeatable lead in the election with more than 53 per cent of the vote. Hofer would have been the first far-right politician elected to national office in Europe since World War 2.
It's not even close to being over; it has barely begun. But it does go to show how remarkably short-sighted the Left is. But thanking a God in whom they don't believe for the continuation of their own enslavement does nicely demonstrate the fundamental incoherence of what passes for their thinking.

This is not even a setback. Even if Renzi somehow managed to win the Italian referendum, this would change nothing, because the historical trends are very clear and picking up both speed and strength.

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Making Europe Great Again: Italy edition

Today Prime Minister Renzi's attempt to centralize the Italian government in order to render it more subservient to the EU occupiers is going to fail. This will be the second domino to fall after BREXIT, the third may be the ascension of the nationalist Austrian Freedom Party to the ceremonial role as President:
Donald Trump’s victory—which shocked Europe’s political and media elite—gives the populists backing the “No” side of Italy’s referendum the political rocket fuel they need for a virtually guaranteed win.

That momentum will be all but impossible to reverse. Anti-elite sentiment is rising on both sides of the Atlantic. And I bet the global populist revolution will continue.

If Italians buck the establishment—and it looks like they will—it will clear a path for a populist party to take power and for Italy to exit the euro.

If that happens, the fallout will be catastrophic for global markets. The Financial Times recently put it this way:

An Italian exit from the single currency would trigger the total collapse of the eurozone within a very short period.

It would probably lead to the most violent economic shock in history, dwarfing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the 1929 Wall Street crash.

If the FT is even partially right, we’re looking at a possible stock market crash of historic proportions. This is why we’re watching the December 4 referendum so closely.

The referendum is meant to concentrate more power in Italy’s central government. On that point alone, everyone should oppose it. The centralization of power never leads to good things.

A “Yes” vote is effectively a vote of confidence in the current pro-EU Italian establishment. This is what the global elite wants.

A “No” vote is how the average Italian can give the finger to the faceless EU bureaucrats in Brussels, whom many blame—quite correctly—for their problems.

Trump’s win has been a double whammy for Italy’s pro-EU establishment.

First, it emboldens the populist forces fighting the referendum.

Second, it humiliates and politically castrates Matteo Renzi, the current Italian prime minister. Renzi took a rare step when he openly endorsed Hillary Clinton. He was the only European leader to do so.

As one of Renzi’s rivals said after Trump’s victory, “Matteo Renzi is politically finished from today, he’s a dead man walking.”

Other Italian politicians are furious that he weakened Italy’s standing with the new Trump administration....

Austria

Austria is holding a presidential election, also on December 4. It’s actually a redo of an election held in May, where a populist candidate, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, barely lost.

Austrian courts found irregularities in the results and ordered a prompt new election. But when opinion polls showed the populist candidate in the lead, the government delayed the vote until December 4, giving a lame excuse about faulty adhesive on absentee ballots. Despite the foot-dragging, Mr. Hofer looks set to win the December 4 vote.

France

France has a presidential election next spring. There’s a chance that Marine Le Pen, leader of the Eurosceptic National Front party, will do better than many expect. After more than a decade of disappointment under presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, French voters are clamoring for something different.

Spain

Spain recently re-elected incumbent Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. However, Spanish voters fled traditional political parties en masse for new populist upstarts Podemos and Ciudadanos. So Rajoy was unable to form a majority government. Rajoy now leads a severely weak minority government. The political power of the Spanish populist parties is only expected to grow.

Germany

Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, embodies the European establishment more than any other politician. Her party suffered a series of stinging defeats in regional elections this year, mostly because of her signature lax immigration policies, which have flooded Germany with migrants. Merkel’s troubles have only helped the Alternative for Germany, a new populist party surging in popularity. The party could pose a real problem for Merkel in the 2017 federal elections.

The Netherlands

As the Netherlands approaches elections in March, Geert Wilders’s Party for Freedom, which advocates leaving the EU, is basically tied in opinion polls with the establishment parties.
Meanwhile, the children of EU elites are literally being raped and murdered by the very "refugees" they welcomed inside their nations. Their trans-European globalism isn't merely untenable these days, it is very nearly as intellectually finished as Communism.

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The sins of the father

Better this complicit traitor lose his child than any of the innocent German parents who are enduring an invasion of their nation thanks to their treasonous elite:
A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of a beautiful 19-year-old medical student. Maria Ladenburger was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October. According to media reports, she was the daughter of a high-ranking EU official.

A single strand of hair found at the crime scene led investigators to a 17-year-old migrant who arrived in Germany last year as an unaccompanied minor. The suspect has confessed to the murder, according to police. He was arrested on Friday and will go before the courts next year. Maria was drowned after being raped, her body found in the River Dreisam on October 16.
One can certainly have sympathy for the murdered girl. No young woman should suffer such a fate. But for the father, there can be none. He literally sacrificed his daughter on the altar of his idiotically ahistorical ideology. If only the elite would pay more of the price of their policies, perhaps they would not govern so foolishly.

If you're still stupid enough to advocate for open borders or bringing refugees into the country, keep in mind that the next victim of immigrant crime could be your child. Some amount of crime in a society is escapable. But 100 percent of immigrant-related crime is absolutely avoidable and totally unnecessary.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Do NOT give to the Red Cross

You won't be helping the people you're trying to help. It's a corrupt, SJW-converged organization.

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So put him in charge!

I think he should have accepted it, mostly because Trump will end up firing a neocon who doesn't abide by his policies as directed within months, if not weeks:
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) was offered the Deputy Secretary of State position by President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team, but declined because he “could not support a Secretary of State that didn’t have Trump’s policies”, according to a source with intimate knowledge of the process.

The source told GotNews that Rohrabacher, who was being considered for the Secretary of State post, refused to serve under a Secretary who did not align with Donald Trump’s foreign policy views.

Rohrabacher, an “outspoken Trump enthusiast” and long-serving member of the House called “Putin’s favorite congressman” for his pro-peace views, stands out among the other potential picks for head of the State Department, such as Trump-hating failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, gun-grabbing classified info leaker David Petraeus, and neoconservative warmonger John Bolton.

The Deputy Secretary of State position is currently filled by Obama’s Tony Blinken, who was appointed in 2015. The Deputy Secretary of State is the chief assistant to the Secretary and replaces them as Acting Secretary in the case of death or other emergency.

Rohrabacher evidently chose not to take his chances and risk serving under a conventional establishment Secretary of State with pro-war, anti-Trump foreign policy views, such as Mitt Romney, John Bolton, or David Petraeus.

Rudy Giuliani, another contender for the post, was exclusively revealed by GotNews to have failed his own vetting process, likely due to his recent foreign lobbying. Giuliani is no longer in the race.
Then again, perhaps Trump will just give him the top spot.

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Back From the Dead by Rolf Nelson

Helton Strom is just a guy between contracts when he runs afoul of both planetary officialdom and space pirates. He is left with nothing but the clothes on his back, and not even a citizenship to his name. Is the ancient, broken-down military surplus starship and the young lady living aboard it the key to a bright future, or will his repairs and new mercenary friends reawaken the demons lurking in the ship's murky and lethal past?

BACK FROM THE DEAD is the first book in The Stars Came Back series. It is a space western, the story of regular folks just trying stay alive, seeking work to earn money for repairs to get to the next job, with no shortage of action and adventure along the way. It is military sci-fi, featuring a company of mercenaries, spaceship combat, mortar and rifle combat, spear-and-shield battle, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And it is a philosophical investigation, pondering everything from the lessons of Achilles to how one stops a bar fight with earplugs.

BACK FROM THE DEAD is 346 pages and is available in both paperback and hardcover.

The space liner’s lounge is sparse and spare, dim with the faint, reddish light that indicates the night shift. A few round ports and several screens line the walls above solidly mounted furniture. Helton slouches at an angle, half-facing Art, an elderly businessman with a dazed expression on his face and a drink in his hand, looking absently out one of the larger viewing ports. His coat is in a heap on another chair, and his bag supports his feet. “By the time it was over, virtually all my assets were forfeited on the spot, I’d been stripped of citizenship, and searched by the Blue Gloves way more personally than I’d like. How?” He shakes his head slowly in disbelief. “How did we get here?”

“It could be worse,” the old man says quietly. “You are here, yes?”

Helton stares at him, incredulous. “Well, yeah, but–”

“Not in jail. Not in uniform.”

“They wouldn’t–”

“Still breathing.”

Comprehension dawns on Helton’s face. He takes a drink, then says, “But I don’t understand. Why?”

“They get a percentage of any fines or forfeitures they assess, as an ‘incentive’ to be attentive to the letter of the law. Likely you were put on a list some time ago, and this was just the easiest opportunity to make you go away. If they hadn’t gotten busy with that bomb on Level Eight, you might still be there.”

“Wha…? Bomb? Nobody said anything about a bomb.”

“The disturbance that called them away?”

“But that was some sort of transformer explosion in an electrical vault…”

Art looks as him with a slight shake of his head and a knowing, apologetic smile on his face. “Always buy a round trip ticket. Always have the appearance that you have good reason to come back, and no plans to do otherwise. Terrorist, separatists, false flag — makes no difference.”

“You…?”

“You are just now realizing what’s been going on these last months and years?”

Helton says, feebly, not even accepting his own excuse, “Been busy.”

“People have had to flee on a moment, packing light, for thousands of years. The warning signs of collapse are always the same. The debt. The scapegoats. The lies. The ‘temporary emergency measures.’ I cut it closer than I should have.” Art shrugs and takes a drink from his own glass. “My family is all safely away, and everything else shipped ahead for us by others.” A small, sympathetic smile crosses his wizened face. “It looks like you won’t be returning, either.”

Helton looks at him in disbelief, frowning, brows knit. Quietly, in shock, he says to himself, “Homeless.” He turns his gaze back to the port, staring blankly.

“You are lucky, though,” Art says.

“If this is lucky, I’d hate to see unlucky.”

“They picked you clean, but they let you leave.” He looks intensely at Helton. “Think. What do you have? Where are you going?”

He shrugs, waves to his coat and bag. “My sister’s.”

“And?”

Helton shakes his head, still not sure what Art is asking. Art taps his temple, then his chest. Then waves to the room around them, at the glass in Helton’s hand. Slowly, forcing himself to think positively, Helton taps his temple. “I have … useful skills … and knowledge.” He touches his chest. “I’m heading for family … who will welcome me. Work. I’m not sucking vacuum or” he holds up his glass, “dying of thirst in a desert. Better off than Odysseus meeting Nausicaä.”

A big smile spreads across the old man’s face. “A man of education.”

“Not enough. Didn’t see this coming.”

“It will serve you well. Never forget your assets, just because you acquired some new liabilities. Have faith in yourself, and you’ll be okay. God works in mysterious ways.”

Helton looks at Art silently for a long moment. He drains his glass, unconvinced.

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Don't support the corporate cucks

Their values are not our values:
The Kellogg Co. said in a statement that it regularly works with media buying partners to “ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as set forth in our advertising guidelines.”

Kellogg’s guidelines state that it won’t place ads in media that “encourages offensive behavior to others, or where the media is not consistent with our product or corporate image.”

The cereal company said that it advertises on a large number of websites, “so occasionally something is inadvertently missed. In this case, we learned from consumers that ads were placed on Breitbart.com and decided to discontinue advertising there.”

It is common for companies to buy online ads through third-party networks or ad exchanges that place the ads on numerous sites. As a result, many companies may not be aware of which sites on which their ads ultimately appear.

Other companies that have pulled their ads from Breitbart in recent weeks include the insurance giant Allstate and the ad exchange AppNexus.
I don't know about you, but I think I can give up Rice Krispies for America. But it's good to know that we can refuse to do business with those who don't share our values.

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Cos'è l'Alt-Destra

  1. L'Alt-Destra è della destra politica nel senso Americano e Europeano. Socialisti non sono Alt-Destra. Progressivisti non sono Alt-Destra. Liberali non sono Alt-Destra. Communisti, Marxisti, Marxisti culturali, e neo-conservatori non sono Alt-Destra.
  2. L'Alt-Destra è un ALTERNATIVA al conservatorismo tradizionale degli Stati Uniti d'America nominalmente descritto dai 10 Principi Conservatori di Russel Kirk, ma che in realtà si è trasformato nel progressivismo. L'Alt-Destra è anche un alternativa al libertarianismo.
  3. L'Alt-Destra non è un atteggiamento difensivo e rigetta il concetto della sconfitta nobile e di principio. È una filosofia anticipativa e offensiva in tutto senso della parola. L'Alt-Destra creda nella vittoria attraverso la perseveranza in armonia con la scienza, la realtà, la tradizione culturale, e le lezioni del passato.
  4. L'Alt-Destra creda che l'Occidente esemplifica l'apice della realizzazione umana e mantiene le sue colonne fondamentali: la Cristianità, le nazioni Europee, e l'eredità Greco-Romana.
  5. L'Alt-Destra è apertamente e esplicitamente nazionalista. Sostiene tutti i nazionalismi e il diritto di ogni nazione di esistere, omogeneo e incontaminato dell'invasione straniera e dell'immigrazione.
  6. L'Alt-Destra è anti-globalista. Si oppone a ogni gruppo che lavora per ideali o obiettivi globalisti.
  7. L'Alt-Destra è anti-uguaglianza. Rigetta l'esistenza dell'uguaglianza per la stessa ragione che rigetta l'esistenza degli unicorni o dei folletti, facendo nota del fatto che l'uguaglianza umana non esiste in qualsiasi forma scientifica, legale, materiale, intellettuale, sessuale, o spirituale.
  8. L'Alt-Destra è scientodista. Accetta con presunzione le conclusioni correnti del metodo scientifico (scientodia), tenendo conto che (a) queste conclusioni potrebbero poi essere riviste, (b) gli scienziati sono suscettibili alla corruzione, e (c) il cosiddetto consenso scientifico non è basato sulla scientodia ma sulla democrazia, e quindi non è scientifica.
  9. L'Alt-Destra creda che l'identita > cultura > politica
  10. L'Alt-Destra si oppone alla dominazione di un gruppo etnico indigeno da un altro, particolarmente nelle patrie dei gruppi dominati. L'Alt-Destra si oppone a qualsiasi gruppo etnico estraneo che ottiene un influenza eccessiva in qualsiasi società, sia per il nepotismo sia per il tribalismo sia per qualsiasi metodo.
  11. L'Alt-Destra capisce che diversità + prossimità = guerra.
  12. L'Alt-Destra non se ne frega di che ne pensi.
  13. L'Alt-Destra rigetta il liberoscambismo internazionale e il libero movimento della gente che il liberoscambismo esige. I vantaggi del liberoscambismo intranazionale non danno prova dei vantaggi del liberoscambismo internazionale.
  14. L'Alt-Destra creda che dobbiamo assicurare l'esistenza della razza bianca e un futuro per bambini bianchi.
  15. L'Alt-Destra non creda nella supremazia generale di qualsiasi razza, nazione, gente, o sotto-specie. Ogni razza, nazione, gente, e sotto-specie umana ha i sui propri vantaggi e le sue proprie debolezze, e possiede il diritto assoluto di abitare indisturbata nella cultura nativa che preferisce.
  16. L'Alt-Destra è una filosofia che tiene in gran conto la pace fra le diverse nazioni del mondo e oppone le guerre che servono solo a imporre i valori di una nazione su un'altra. Si oppone anche gli sforzi per sterminare singole nazioni con la guerra, il genocidio, l'immigrazione, o l'assimilazione genetica.

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The great trick

“The great trick of keeping this going is constantly recreating the national identity to include other people.” 
- Charles Taylor, multiculturalist philosopher

A: Santa was a Negro, Hamilton was a Negro, and Barbie a fat Jewess who looked like a pig.

Q: Why did the great ethnic cleansing of America take place?

The demographic devastation of the USA is not an accident. It was planned. It is intentional. It is taking place all around you. None of the whitefacing and mudsharking and Schrödingering and cucking that you're seeing in the media and in the culture is innocent. It is collectively intended to destroy the surviving remnants of America proper, America per se, the original America of the Founding Fathers that has been under assault from the melting potists and propositionals and equalitarians since the early 20th century.

It should be patently obvious to even those most strongly in denial that a geographical location in which the national identity has been recreated is no longer the same nation. Just as the continental land mass can no longer be described as Native American, it can no longer be described as American.

The United States of America is no longer united, a collection of sovereign states, or American. Discuss amongst yourselves....

That joke was a lot easier to laugh knowingly at when it concerned the Holy Roman Empire, wasn't it?

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Friday, December 02, 2016

What would you rather read?

Castalia author Peter Grant, of Brings the Lightning fame, is polling people about his next open project slot:
The book for the second quarter of 2017 is where I'm looking for your input.  I have the following possibilities, all of which are partially written or plotted out already.
  • A heroic fantasy novel.  Sword and sorcery in the classic tradition, with good triumphing over evil (of course!).  The first draft of this novel is about 45% complete.
  • Another fantasy novel, less in the 'heroic' tradition, but including sword and sorcery in a more formal military setting.  Think late Middle Ages or early Renaissance in a European-style country.  First draft is about 30% complete.
  • A space detective novel, set in the Maxwell universe and tying in with the Maxwell Saga from time to time (i.e. characters from both series will get together).  First draft is about 30% complete.
  • A mil-sci-fi novel set in the Maxwell universe, but with completely new characters.  The idea would be to establish a backstory from which the character might meet and/or work with Steve Maxwell in future books.  Plotted out, but not yet begun.
If you care to weigh in, you can do so at his blog.

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This guy is GOOD

It's not hard to understand why the God-Emperor Ascendant was so impressed by Gen. Mattis. Speaking as a game designer, which involves thinking through things in a way few people ever have to do, I can say this is an indication of man who takes the time to be certain he really, really knows his stuff. The mind behind this level of detailed preparation and coaching can only be described in the vernacular as Belichickian:
First Marine Division was holding their first ROC Drill, the rehearsal of concept of what we were about to do. I had never seen a walk-through like this before. Marines had spent days building an enormous reproduction of southern Iraq in a bowl formed by a huge, semicircular sand dune. Each road, each river, each canal, each oil field was built to scale and even in proper color (water was blue dye poured into a sand ditch, and so on.)

Each Marine unit wore football jerseys in different colors, and with proper numbers. First Battalion, Fifth Marines, known as one-fifth, wore blue jerseys with “15” on the back, and other units were similarly identified. Principal staff from those units stood on the “border” drawn in the sand. About 300 officers stood and sat on the dune above. It was the perfect way to visualize what was about to happen.

General Mattis stood up and took a handheld microphone. Without referencing a single piece of paper, he discussed what each unit would do and in what sequence, and outlined his end state for each phase of the early war. He spoke for nearly 30 minutes, and his complete mastery of every nuance of the battle forthcoming was truly impressive.

A narrator then took over and picked up the narrative, the rest of the first week of the early war in sequence. As he described each movement, the officers from that unit walked to the proper place on their terrain model, and by the end of an hour the colored jerseys were spread over nearly a football field’s worth of sand. What a show.

At the end of the drill, questions were answered and then Mattis dismissed everyone. No messing around with this guy. Mike Murdoch, one of the British company commanders, leaned over to me, his eyes wide. “Mate, are all your generals that good?”

I looked at him.

“No. He is the best we have.”
As I've repeatedly observed about the God-Emperor Ascendant, when he says he is going to get the best people, he isn't blowing smoke or pontificating. He's simply expressing his intentions. And if those he hires subsequently demonstrate they can't get it done, he doesn't hesitate to eject them and replace them with someone who can.

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Making a difference

Just in case those of you who are Brainstormers, Original Galaxians, Burn Unit, or Infogalactic supporters ever doubt that you are, in fact, making a difference. Someone posted this today on Gab:

Major Tom @MajorTom
In Hong Kong on the MTR right now and the local guy standing next to me has @infogalactic open on his phone. 

How cool is that? These are challenging times, to be sure, but even so, it is an exciting time to be alive!

Speaking of Brainstorm, we're doing a belated November session on Monday night at 7 PM. Closed event, lots to discuss. Invites will go out tomorrow.

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Epic cuckery

It's not often you can find a man willing to use his wife's murder to virtue-signal, but the New York Times managed to dig up this god-level cuck in the West Village:
On Nov. 1, 2006, I found my wife, Adrienne Shelly, dead in her West Village office. Adrienne, an actor and filmmaker, had been brutally murdered by a 19-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean construction worker; he later said they were having an argument and, fearing she would report him and have him deported, he killed her and staged her death so it would appear to be a suicide. Our daughter was just 2 years old at the time.

Given the anger and grief I still feel, I could easily be seduced by Donald J. Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric that is the cornerstone of his presidential run. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he said as he began his campaign in 2015. And in these final weeks before the election, rather than tacking to the middle, he seems to be doubling down. “We’ve got some bad hombres,” he said in last week’s debate, referring to immigrants who commit crimes.

And it’s not just Mr. Trump. In the years since Adrienne’s murder I’ve received several offers from prominent members of the conservative media, including Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly, to speak out on this issue and give legitimacy to right-wing anti-immigrant sentiment. Who better than a Democrat to attack an entire segment of our population, right?

But Adrienne was not murdered by an illegal immigrant, per se. She fell victim to a depraved killer who simply happened to be an undocumented immigrant. It is an obvious distinction, almost too obvious, but it’s an important one to consider as the country goes further down the dangerous path of demonizing those not born here.
Americans don't need to demonize the 65 million invaders in order to send them home. But if that's what it will take, then that's what will happen. And no amount of epic cuckery, even of this near-Platonic form-style, is going to stand in the way for long.

It's not about illegals or even immigrants per se. It's about something much more primal. It's about who we are and who is not us. We are not abstractions. We are not ideas. We are flesh-and-blood people, and those who ignore physical reality are, as always, the most likely to suffer the physical consequences.

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A tale of two Pizzagates

In case you didn't understand how important Infogalactic is already proving to be, given the online war to control the information you are permitted to access, this should suffice to demonstrate as much.
WIKIPEDIA:

Pizzagate may refer to:

Pizzagate, pizza thrown at former football manager and player Sir Alex Ferguson by an Arsenal Football Club player in the 2004 "Battle of the Buffet"
Pizzagate, a 2016 conspiracy theory falsely claiming the existence of a child trafficking ring involving the Washington, D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong


INFOGALACTIC:

Pizzagate is a crowdsourced investigation by citizen journalists into an alleged connection between child trafficking and people closely associated with Hillary Clinton. The investigation began in October 2016 after Wikileaks released the Podesta emails, which contain 58,660 emails[1] from the Gmail account of John Podesta, who was the chairman of Clinton's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Investigators exchanged information online via Twitter, Gab, 4chan, Reddit, and Voat.[2][3]
It's not Infogalactic's purpose to take sides on anything. Indeed, its objective is quite the opposite, which is to permit the user to dictate the perspective filter through which he wishes to view the known facts. Wikipedia, obviously, takes a very different stance.

Notice how Wikipedia's 526 thought police are not providing accurate information relevant to the subject, but are instead aggressively acting as gatekeepers in precisely the same manner as the corrupt media they declare to be the only reliable sources acceptable. It's a bit ironic, too, that it is the wealthy foundation with more than $70 million in annual revenue has a giant banner stretched across the page demanding more donations, not the shoe-string startup.

We're getting close to addressing our primary issue as the initial round of speedups should be in place well before the end of the month. If you would like help us provide the world with a more accurate and less biased planetary knowledge core that is free of SJW corruption, you can join the Burn Unit or make a one-time donation towards the ongoing Phase Two development here.

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They've learned absolutely nothing

The Guardian is under the impression that if they keep doubling down on their Narrative on GamerGate, and now the Alt-Right, eventually people will start believing their rubbish. But that's not how it works anymore:
The stark parallels between Gamergate and the political atmosphere of 2016 may come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t: both saw their impact and reach amplified by self-interested parties who underplayed the obvious nastiness they were also promoting. With 2014’s Gamergate, Breitbart seized the opportunity to harness the pre-existing ignorance and anger among disaffected young white dudes. With Trump’s movement in 2016, the outlet was effectively running his campaign: Steve Bannon took leave of his role at the company in August 2016 when he was hired as chief executive of Trump’s presidential campaign. Despite Bannon’s distance from Breitbart in an official capacity, the outlet’s ideology and relentless support of Trump remained unchanged – with editor-in-chief Joel Pollak notably sending an internal memo to staff that ordered them not to support Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields after allegations she was attacked by Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Breitbart’s aspirations to directly influence politics extend a long way into Europe, too – Bannon is openly keen to collaborate with the far-right Marine Le Pen in France, and hired UKIP’s Raheem Hassam to co-run the Breitbart London office. These movements are gaining ground by finding political figures who will legitimise them in return for the support of their swollen online communities. The young men converted via 2014’s Gamergate, are being more widely courted now. By leveraging distrust and resentment towards women, minorities and progressives, many of Gamergate’s most prominent voices – characters like Mike Cernovich, Adam Baldwin, and Milo Yiannopoulos – drew power and influence from its chaos. These figures gave Gamergate a new sense of direction – generalising the rhetoric: this was now a wider war between “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) and everyday, normal, decent people. Games were simply the tip of the iceberg – progressive values, went the argument, were destroying everything. The same voices moved into other geek communities, especially comics, where Marvel and DC were criticised for progressive storylines and decisions. They moved into science fiction with the controversy over the Hugo awards. They moved into cinema with the revolting kickback against the all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Despite colonising the world with pointless tech and plastering modern film and TV with fan-pleasing adaptations of niche comic books, nerds still had a taste for revenge. They saw the culture they considered theirs being ripped away from them. In their zero sum mindset, they read growing artistic equality as a threat.
The last two sentences demonstrate what I mean by the Alt-Right being the only ideological perspective that is rooted in reality. The West is our culture and it is being ripped away from us. Equality is not a threat because it is nonexistent; diversity is an existential threat. And demographics is, quite literally, a zero-sum game.

Meanwhile, all of #GamerGate is looking puzzled and wondering "when was Mike Cernovich ever one of our most prominent voices?" About the same time we were leveraging distrust and resentment towards women and minorities, one presumes. They know nothing and they've learned nothing. That's why we will continue to defeat them.
We have no idea where this will lead, but our continued insistence on shrugging off the problems of the internet as “not real” – as something we can just log out of – is increasingly misled.
Well, perhaps they've learned that. Not that it's going to do them any good, as long as they insist on believing their own revisionist histories.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Making war great again

The God-Emperor Ascendant chooses Mad Dog Mattis for Defense:
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up his uniform, according to people familiar with the decision.

To take the job, Mattis will need Congress to pass new legislation to bypass a federal law that states secretaries of defense must not have been on active duty in the previous seven years. Congress has granted a similar exception just once, when Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the job in 1950.

An announcement is likely by early next week, according to the people familiar with the decision. Mattis declined to comment. Spokespersons for Trump’s transition team did not respond to requests for comment.

Mattis, 66, retired as the chief of U.S. Central Command in spring 2013 after serving more than four decades in the Marine Corps. He is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation, serving as a strategic thinker while occasionally drawing rebukes for his aggressive talk. Since retiring, he has served as a consultant and as a visiting fellow with the Hoover Institution, a think tank at Stanford University.
Once more, Donald Trump exceeds expectations. It will be good to see a genuine strategist who understands war and is capable of riding herd on the neocons and their insane, ignorant fantasies in a position of overseeing the military.

One hopes this will bring an end to the lunacy that has pervaded the Pentagon since 2001.

The best thing about Trump's selections is that he clearly has a penchant for self-confident men who are not inclined to be influenced by the vagaries and narratives of the media.

To gain some insight into Mattis's thinking, it's worth reading A New American Grand Strategy, a piece he wrote for the Hoover Institute:
The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress. It was created with elements we take for granted: the United Nations, NATO, the Marshall Plan, Bretton Woods and more. The constructed order reflected the wisdom of those who recognized no nation lived as an island and we needed new ways to deal with challenges that for better or worse impacted all nations. Like it or not, today we are part of this larger world and must carry out our part. We cannot wait for problems to arrive here or it will be too late; rather we must remain strongly engaged in this complex world.

The international order built on the state system is not self-sustaining. It demands tending by an America that leads wisely, standing unapologetically for the freedoms each of us in this room have enjoyed. The hearing today addresses the need for America to adapt to changing circumstances, to come out now from its reactive crouch and to take a firm strategic stance in defense of our values.

While we recognize that we owe future generations the same freedoms we enjoy, the challenge lies in how to carry out our responsibility. We have lived too long now in a strategy-free mode.

To do so America needs a refreshed national strategy.
Sure, some of the language he uses is enough to make one reflexively reach for one's pistol and scan for neocons. But the salient point is that what the USA has been doing since the end of the Cold War IS NOT VIABLE. And the fact that we "must remain strongly engaged in this complex world" is not a prescription, it is an accurate observation.

He doesn't say what the nature of that engagement is. And, more reassuringly, there are these comments:

  • We know that the “foreseeable future” is not foreseeable; our review must incorporate unpredictability, recognizing risk while avoiding gambling with our nation’s security.Incorporating the broadest issues in its assessments, Congress should consider what we must do if the national debt is assessed to be the biggest national security threat we face.
  • Strategy connects ends, ways and means. With less military available, we must reduce our appetite for using it. Absent growing our military, there must come a time when moral outrage, serious humanitarian plight, or lesser threats cannot be militarily addressed.  Prioritization is needed if we are to remain capable of the most critical mission for which we have a military: to fight on short notice and defend the country.

If nothing else, at least he's asking some of the right questions.

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So blessed

It's always great to be recognized for one's accomplishments, but I feel so very honored and humbled to be included in the ranks of the most epic trolls of the Internet in 2016 by the Men of the West:
The 2016 Troll of the Year Nominations:
  • Donald J. Trump: for his presidential campaign.  Who can forget the masterful way the President-Elect played the media over and over again?  And let’s face it… his comment about Mexican rapists was classic old-school trolling.   Make a comment that superficially sounds awful but on close examination isn’t, then stand back and watch the explosion.  Or in this case… ride it to the White House.  Well played Sir.
  • Godfrey Elfwick: for his epic trolling of the Guardian.  We could just name these the Elfwicks and give them all to him.  The man is like a troll savant.  If we ever create a lifetime achievement award for trolling, it will really just be because we want to give it to him.  This particularly incident was noteworthy even for him though.  The real art is in the way the piece is written… it plays perfectly to the confirmation bias of the left… and yet has a trollish smell to it that cannot be missed by those of us on the right.
  • Vox Day and the Rabid Puppies: for nominating Chuck Tingle and My Little Pony for Hugo Awards.   Space Raptor Butt Invasion was nominated for the Hugo Awards.  Imagine the pretentious self-important types that hand out super important awards having to release that title or announce it at their stuffed-shirt ceremony.  Oh wait… we don’t have to imagine it.  We got to watch it live.  Thanks Vox.
  • The Baltimore Lyin’ Murderers: for the “Cheating to Win” game.   Its one thing to know the rules better than everyone else.  Its another to use the rulebook as a blunt force weapon to bludgeon the league that uses it.  Baltimore exploited a rule that does not add time back to the game clock after an offensive penalty.  So they just told all their players to blatantly commit holding penalties while the QB ran around and let the clock run out.  A million yellow flags hit the ground as soon as the play was over, but it didn’t matter.  Game over. Baltimore wins.  That’s some quality trolling.  Also…  Joe Flacco is not elite.
  • Senator Ted Cruz: for his speech at the GOP National Convention.   Some called it political suicide.  Some shouted praises of principled conservatism.  But everyone shouted… and that is the finest evidence of trolling there is.   The Senator from Texas as been an under-appreciated troll expert for years.  Let’s face it, the guy read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor.
  • Jill Stein: for raising money for recounts in states Donald Trump won.  Campaign Finance Laws don’t apply to money being raised for recounts.   Call it shameless self-promotion… or a exploiting liberal butthurt in a blatant money grab…  either way it is clearly some quality trolling.
This is really a group nomination I'm proud to share with all the Rabid Puppies. But, as magnificent as our trolling was, it can hardly compare with that of St. Godfrey Elfwick the Wrongskinned or of the God-Emperor Ascendant himself. Sometimes, it's just honor just to be nominated.

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Discussing the God-Emperor Ascendant

And the likelihood of his success. A podcast interview I did recently with Challenging Opinions. Have a listen, if you're so inclined.

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SWAN KNIGHT'S SWORD by John C. Wright

Christmas has come early for John C. Wright fans, with the publication of the third and final book in THE GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE trilogy, SWAN KNIGHT'S SWORD.

Gilberic Parzival Moth is a strange and lonely boy who has grown up without a father, raised by a single mother who moves from town to town in fear of something she will not name. His only friends are animals, with whom he has always been able to speak. And after surviving his bewildering encounter with the two kings of Elfland and their many strange and wonderful and terrible subjects, as chronicled in FEAST OF THE ELFS, Gilberic finds himself honor-bound to travel to a house of living death called the Green Chapel.

Accompanied only by his faithful dog and following the directions of a talking horse, Gilberic must go against his beloved mother's wishes and go in search of the Green Knight, the mysterious giant who is said to dwell in the chapel, and whom he had previously beheaded. SWAN KNIGHT'S SWORD is the third and final book of THE GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE, the first volume of MOTH & COBWEB, an astonishing new series about magical worlds of Day, Night, and Twilight by John C. Wright. 

John C. Wright is one of the living grandmasters of science fiction and the author of THE GOLDEN AGE, AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND, and IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY, to name just three of his exceptional books. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, for the Hugo Award, and his novel SOMEWHITHER won the 2016 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel at Dragoncon.

SWAN KNIGHT'S SWORD is now available on Amazon for $4.99. It is 180 pages and DRM-free. It is old-school fantasy of the very best kind, more in the mode of Lord Dunsany, C.S. Lewis, and Lloyd Alexander than JRR Tolkien and GRR Martin.

THE GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE trilogy is now complete.
The next trilogy will begin with the first book in the DARK AVENGER'S SIDEKICK, the fourth in the Moth & Cobweb series, DAUGHTER OF DANGER. THE GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE will be available in omnibus paperback, hardcover, and audio editions next year.

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Incoming: Round Two

The Left is beginning to hyperventilate about the possibility of another American civil war:
Since 1972, the General Social Survey has collected data on how many Americans think "most people can be trusted." A guy named Josh Morgan graphed it, and while the south has always taken a more "we don't like your kind 'round here" position, most of America started the 70s in a pretty good place:

Now fast-forward to 2012:

"Trust" isn't just an intangible concept when we're talking about the potential for civil warfare. Sinisa Malesevic is a professor who studies the sociology of civil wars and a survivor of the Yugoslavian civil war. He's someone Marvel really should've reached out to for script advice, and he noted the breakdown of trust was one of the first traumatizing steps to war, "... in a very short period of time, there is a complete sense of fear, you do not know who is who, who is supporting which side ... that fear spreads."

Sinisa also pointed out that most civil wars start after a loss of trust in the government, particularly law enforcement: "One of the defining features of any state is a legitimate monopoly on the use of violence." In other words, if we trust the police to handle bad guys better than armed groups of vigilantes, we'll probably trust the government more than armed groups of insurgents.

"And if police are not seen as doing their job ... I think that certainly has an impact."
Now, what could possibly have changed since 1972? What could possibly have reduced the sense of community, and trust, and unity to the point that the average percentage of people who believe "most people can be trusted" has fallen from 46.2 percent to 32.4 percent.

Could it, perhaps, be the alteration of the country's population demographic by the largest invasion in human history?

It might make Cracked feel better to know that their reasons for a possible civil war are largely irrelevant. It probably won't make them feel better to be informed that there are much better reasons for a civil war to be almost inevitable at this point.

As I noted previously, Peter Turchin and his team have calcuated that the Population Stress Index is already at 1856 levels. While there is no definite trigger point, the USA is already well within the range that civil wars happen. And since the USA is not even a reasonable approximation of a genuine nation anymore, Round Two promises to be considerably less civil than its predecessor.

Donald Trump and the Alt-Right are very likely the last hope for avoiding the balkanization and break-up of the USA. Regardless of what you think of either, you would be wise to support both if you wish there to be domestic peace on the North American continent.

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This is what Zero Fucks looks like

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi
Pro tip: if you write me telling me you're tired of me writing about politics, expect a response along the line of "I don't fucking care."

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi
Pointed out to me a certain racist failure is still desperately trying to prove he's more popular than I am. Well, with assholes, certainly.

James S.A. Corey ‏@JamesSACorey 
How come you get all the cool enemies?

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi
Well, if by "cool" you mean "sad little bigoted manchildren, wailing disconsolately at the indifference of others": just luck.

Edward Trimnell ‏@EdwardTrimnell
John Scalzi, studiously ignoring Vox Day. Lol.

MAGA Thermite ‏@SirThermite
It's telling how Gamma 0 isn't content anymore with calling @voxday a racist, has to lie about him being a failure

Just a reminder that John Scalzi is so successful, and cares so little about what other people think, that he told Lightspeed Magazine in 2010 that Whatever was getting more than 2 million pageviews per month when it was actually getting 409,745. As it is written, SJWs always lie. The first funny thing - and I would have spotted this if I'd been paying attention at the time - is that later that year, he reported 5,131,194 pageviews for the entire year. Be it lying, political analysis, or writing science fiction, he is a mediocrity.

It's true that McRapey gives zero fucks, but about the truth, not about what you think of him. He cares very much indeed about that. And if you're here reading this, you are probably already aware that John Scalzi says you're an asshole. See: Third Law of SJW.

Speaking of the Laws of SJW, the second funny thing is that McRapey is still trying to preserve his narrative about my being a failure when Castalia House now sells more books than he does and November's VP-only traffic was 3,446,312 pageviews, which happens to be 3.3 times more than Whatever's very best month ever back in May 2012. Scalzi has been in decline ever since, as his site traffic and Google Trends and flat number of Twitter followers all demonstrate.

I'm not trying to prove I'm more popular than he is. I am conclusively proving it, using the very metric that he dishonestly used to create a false media narrative of his own popularity. Far from being desperate, I am distinctly amused at his complete inability to admit the observable reality; Gamma pride is truly a thing to behold. And once his attempt to rip off Isaac Asimov fails to take him to the next level, again, it's back to the coal mines of the midlist for poor McRapey. His readers know the truth, of course, even as they rush to smooth his ruffled feathers.

Fledgist ‏@Fledgist
What matters is not the roar of the world but the love of your family & the affection of your friends. You've got that in spades.

Or, you know, maybe not.

John Scalzi ‏@scalzi
When retweeting things, try to be better than your racist aunt forwarding bullshit she found on Facebook. It's easier than you think.

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An Bhrí na Dheis Ailtéarnach

1. Tá an téarma Dheis Ailtéarnach bunaithe ar an coincheap polaitiúil de “an t-eite dheas”, mar atá sainmhínithe i Meiriceá agus san Eoraip araon. Níl siad na Sóisialaithe cuid den Dheis Ailtéarnach. Níl siad na Liobrálacha cuid den Dheis Ailtéarnach, nó na Forásacha. Níl siad na Cumannaithe, nó na Marxaigh, nó na Marxannaigh, nó na Marxaigh Cultúrtha; agus níl siad na Nua Coimeádaigh cuid den Dheis Ailtéarnach, ach an oiread.

2. Is í an Dheis Ailtéarnach mar MHALAIRT ar an ghluaiseacht coimeádach lárshrutha i SAM (Stáit Aontaithe Mhericeá), a bhí achoimríodh ar dtús san oráid dar teideal “10 Conservative Principles (10 Prionsabail Coimeádacha)” le Russell Kirk i mbliana 1987, ach i ndáiríre tá a chuiditheoirí tar éis a chineachadh i dtreo Progressivism. Tá an Dheis Ailtéarnach freisin mar mhalairt ar Libertarianism.

3. Ní an Dheis Ailtéarnach dearcadh cosanta í, agus diúltaíonn muid an coincheap de díomua uasal phrionsabálta. Is mór fealsúnacht ionsaí í, a dhíríonn ar an todhchaí, i ngach ciall an téarma sin. Creideann an Dheis Ailtéarnach i bua trí marthanachta ach fós ar aon dul leis an eolaíocht, réaltacht, traidisiún cultúrtha, agus na ceachtanna den staire.

4. Creideann an Dheis Ailtéarnach go bhfuil buaic den éacht dhaonna é sibhialtacht an Iarthair, agus tacaíonn muid leis na trí cholún a chuid bhunaíodh: An Chríostaíocht, na náisiúin den hEorpa, agus an oidhreacht Gréag-Rómhánacha.

5. Is an Dheis Ailtéarnach náisiúnaí i hoscáilte agus i gchomhfhios. Tacaíonn muid le gach cineál de náisiúnachas, agus an ceart de gach náisiún a mhaireann, aonchineálach gan mheascadh gan truailliú, den ionradh eachtrach agus inimirce.

6. Tá sí bunaithe ar a fhealsúnacht den frith-domhandach. Téann muid in éadan gach grúpa atá ag obair do idéalacha domhandacha nó cuspóirí domhandacha.

7. Is í an Dheis Ailtéarnach frith-comhionannas. Diúltaíonn muid an smaoineamh den chomhionannais ar an gcúis chéanna mar a séanann muid gurb ann aonbheannaigh agus leipreachain, mar aithníonn muid nach comhionannas daonna ann in aon foirm eolaíocha, dlíthiúla, ábhar inbhraite, intleachtúil, gnéasach, nó spioradálta.

8. Is í an Dheis Ailtéarnach scientodific. Glacann muid go creatúil na conclúidí atá ann faoi láthair ar an modh eolaíoch (scientody), afách - ag an am céanna - tuigeann muid a.) gur bhfuil na conclúidí faoi dhliteanas athbhreithnithe amach anseo, b.) gur é sin scientistry goilliúnach do éilliú agus c.) níl an comhdhearcadh sin ar a dtugtar eolaíochta atá bunaithe ar scientody, ach daonlathas, agus dá bhrí sin tá sé neamheolaíoch go bunúsach.

9. Creideann an Dheis Ailtéarnach go bhfuil féiniúlacht > (níos mó ná) cultúr > pholaitíocht.

10. Téann an Dheis Ailtéarnach in éadan an riail nó forlámhas d'aon ghrúpa eitneach dúchais ag eile, go háirithe ina dtíortha dhúchais ceannasach na bpobal atá faoi mhursantacht. Téann an Dheis Ailtéarnach in éadan aon ghrúpa eitneach neamhdhúchasacha a fháil tionchar iomarcach in aon sochaí trí nepotism, treibheachas, nó ar aon mhodh eile.

11. Tuigeann an Dheis Ailtéarnach go bhfuil Gaireacht móide (+) Éagsúlacht ionann (=) Cogadh.

12. Is cuma leis an Dheis Ailtéarnach cad a cheapann tú orainn.

13. Diúltaíonn an Dheis Ailtéarnach trádáil idirnáisiúnta saor in aisce, agus an saorghluaiseacht na ndaoine a éilíonn an trádáil sin. Na buntáistí a bhaineann le trádáil idirnáisiúnta saor in aisce nach bhfuil fianaise do na sochair na trádála idirnáisiúnta saor in aisce.

14. Creideann an Dheis Ailtéarnach gur caithimid an eiseadh a dhaingniú de na daoine na hEorpa agus don todhchaí den pháistí Eorpacha.

15. Ní chreideann an Dheis Ailtéarnach sa ardcheannas ginearálta aon chine, náisiún, daoine, no fo-speicis. Tá a láidreachtaí uathúla féin agus laigí ag gach cine, náisiún, daoine, agus daonna fo-speicis, agus atá ceart ceannasach acu ina tsealbha dhílis féin chun a gcónaí gan díobháil i gcultúr dúchais fearr leis.

16. Is í an Dheis Ailtéarnach fealsúnacht a chuireann luach ar an tsíocháin i measc na náisiún éagsúla ar fud an domhain agus i gcoinne cogaí a fhorchur luachanna náisiúin ar mhuin chomh maith le hiarrachtaí chun náisiúin aonair a dhíothú trí chogaidh, cinedhíothú, inimirce, nó comhshamhlú ghéiniteach.

Is í an Dheis Ailtéarnach idé-eolaíocht an Iarthair go gcreideann san eolaíocht, stair, réaltacht, agus an ceart chun náisiún géiniteach a bheith ann agus a rialú féin ina leasanna féin.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh muid!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fake news interviews Gab

The Carlos Slim Blog interviews a known Alt-Right White Supremacist Ultra-Nazi, Utsav Sanduja of Gab.
Carlos Slim’s blog, The New York Times, a known political activist organization and fake news publisher, reached out to interview Gab. Our policy with fake news websites is to either grant them a recorded telephone interview or a written-only interview at our discretion. In this case, we opted for a written interview. We do this to keep the dishonest, politically motivated media in check. Only 6% of the American public trusts the media, and for good reason.

Here is the article that was published on Gab by The New York Times.

Below are the answers to the questions they sent us. We will let you decide if their article was objective, fair, and not politically motivated. The interview was with Utsav Sanduja, Gab’s Chief Communications Officer.

When did Andrew first conceive of Gab, and why did he decide to start a new social media platform?

Andrew first conceived the idea for Gab after reading about the censorship of conservative news and sources on Facebook’s Trending Topics. He witnessed extensive censorship on Reddit, Twitter, and other platforms during the recent election cycle and more broadly noticed a clearly progressive-driven agenda in Silicon Valley where he worked. It was from there he realized that the monopoly in the technology industry had to be shaken up.

What’s the thinking behind the main design features — 300 character limit, up and down voting, and the categories up top and down the side?

Gab has innovated in areas where other platforms have refused to. 300 characters allows for more thoughtful and meaningful discourse in a microblogging environment. Upvoting and downvoting allows both positive and negative sentiment as it empowers the community to surface great content. Categories help users discover interesting topics and diverse communities on Gab who share similar interests. Editing along with edit logs allows users to make quick changes and modify additional information, while keeping the integrity of the post in check.

What are the limitations of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit? What does Gab offer that they don’t?

Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are taking the path of censorship — Gab does not. This alone sets us apart from Big Social. The aforementioned platforms also rely immensely on advertising revenues for their core business model, a concept that is proving to be futile in an environment of ad blockers on both mobile and desktop web. Lastly, we feel that Big Social does not empower content creators, but rather exploits them as said companies make billions off their creativity, time and energy. Gab takes a different approach — we put the user in charge in the expurgation process, we put content creators first so they can sustain their business and passion. And more importantly, we put free speech above all else.

Why a frog? Does the frog have a name?

Gabby the frog was drawn from antediluvian and Biblical sources. First, from Exodus 8:2–7, which is the plague of frogs. The frog serves as a metaphor for Gab “releasing the frogs” on Silicon Valley to expose their corruption, censorship, and information monopoly on the web. Secondly, the African Bullfrog was a source of inspiration after Andrew viewed a Youtube video of this species digging a channel between a drying up pond and a lake to save his tadpoles. Finally, frogs have historically symbolized transformation, rebirth and fertility dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians.

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Democrats need black female leadership

I could not agree more with this call for black women to lead the Democratic Party:
The leadership of the Democratic Party, at the highest levels, has consisted of mostly White men and women and a handful of Latinos. What Democratic leadership in the United States Congress, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) doesn’t have — and has never had — is a representative from its most loyal voting bloc over the last three presidential elections: Black women. To say that all quarters of Democratic Party leadership is in need of change is a vast understatement.

The numbers don’t lie. The Democratic Party has lost a historic number of seats across the board from federal representatives to statehouse races.  Part of that shift is due to a realignment caused by the appearance of the first Black president. But another part of it is a lack of strategy and misallocation of millions of dollars in resources focused on the wrong voters.  While Democrats roll out the same old leaders who employ the same old losing consultants and staff, they ignore members of their most consistently loyal voting group: Black women.

The 2016 election was, in some ways, a powerful statement on who remains loyal to the Democratic Party and who doesn’t. On that note, Latino voters shocked and confused everyone by giving Donald “build a wall” Trump nearly 30 percent of their votes.

In 2012, more than 70 percent of Black women voted, while White women voted at 65.6 percent. Black women continue to make up a larger proportion of Democratic votes than any other subgroup.  Given all the research, the Democratic Party continues to chase and reward other groups. One would think that ensuring that African Americans get to the polls would become a number one priority at the DNC and DCCC or to anyone campaigning for the White House.  Instead, the party continues to chase voters who seem to have less loyalty to the party than Black women, spending millions, while losing elections.

More than half of White women (53 percent) voted for Donald Trump. Meanwhile, just 4 percent of African American women and 26 percent of Hispanic women voted for the reality TV star.

Why shouldn’t Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Alma Adams and Rep-Elect Val Demings (D-Fla.) serve in leadership? They’re part of the most reliable voting bloc for the Democratic Party and Fudge, Beatty, Adams and Demings are from key swing states.  Who better to figure out how to win voters in other sectors than the members of the sector who’ve already shown support?  Who better to lead than a former college administrator, a former mayor in a swing state or a former police chief in a battleground state?
Why shouldn't they indeed? If you're a Democrat and you don't support a gay black women for every party leadership position, then you are objectively a homophobic, racist, and sexist bigot. Loyalty must be rewarded and privileged Whites and Jews must be banished to the back of the party.

Let's keep this party rolling, everyone!

That's one down. Now we just need to convince the cuckservatives to either a) leave the White American Party altogether and sit in the back of the Not-White bus or b) get over their "I would just love to vote for a clean and articulate minority like [insert Black name here] to demonstrate how totally not-racist I am" fetish already.

Anyhow, this is the only chance black women are ever going to get. By 2020, Asians will be demanding their fair share of representation, which means Jews are all but done in both parties.

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Tragedy in Brazilian soccer

In the aftermath of the plane crash in Colombia that wiped out an entire professional soccer team, there is nothing that can be done except for the families and the nation to grieve. But the various gestures being made by their rivals are touching nevertheless.
The plane was carrying Brazilian club side Chapecoense Real to the first of two games to decide the Copa Sudamericana, South America's second-biggest club tournament. Based in the city of Chapeco, in southern Brazil, the unsung team was having a Cinderella season after defying the odds to reach the finals. The team's goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, whose heroic last minute save assured their progression, died on the way to hospital after the crash.

Soccer-mad Brazil declared three days of mourning while their opponents Atletico Nacional, of Medellin, asked for the winning trophy to be awarded to the Brazilians in honour of the dead.

Fellow top division Brazilian sides also showed solidarity by offering loan players to Chapecoense and urging the national federation to give it a three-year stay against relegation while the club gets back on its feet.

Meanwhile the legends of the sport - from Lionel Messi to Pele - sent condolences.
These gestures may seem empty and pointless, but keep in mind that they are gestures worth literally millions of dollars. It's the equivalent of one team foregoing a Lombardi trophy and Super Bowl championship, and three other teams voluntarily giving up their chance at the big leagues and the subsequent TV revenue shares and advertising revenue that involves.

It won't bring the Chapecoense players back, but it will ensure they are not quickly forgotten. And it is always inspiring to see basic human decency persevere in the face of tragedy.

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Wat is die Alt Regs: 16 Punte

1. Die Alt Regs is polities “regs” in beide die Amerikaanse en Europese sin van die begrip. Sosialiste is nie Alt Regs nie. Kommuniste, Marxiste, Marxistiese ekonome, kulturele Marxiste, en neokonserwatiewes is nie Alt Regs nie.

2. Die Alt Regs is 'n ALTERNATIEF vir die hoofstroom konserwatiewe beweging in die VSA wat nominaal verwoord word deur Russel Kirk se [10 Konserwatiewe Beginsels], maar in werklikheid afgewentel het na progressivisme. Dit is ook 'n alternatief vir libertarianisme.

3. Die Alt Regs is nie 'n defensiewe houding nie en verwerp die konsep van edele en beginselvaste nederlae. Dit is 'n vooruitdenkende filosofie gefokus op offensief, in elke sin van die woord. Die Alt Regs glo in oorwinning deur volharding en deur in harmonie te verkeer met die wetenskap, realiteit, kulturele tradisie, en die lesse van die geskiedenis.

4. Die Alt Regs glo die Westerse beskawing is die toppunt van menslike prestasie en ondersteun die drie pilare van sy fondasie: Christendom, die Europese nasies, en die Grieks-Romeinse nalatenskap.

5. Die Alt Regs is openlik en uitgesproke nasionalisties. Dit ondersteun alle nasionalismes en die bestaansreg van nasies, homogeen en nie vervuil deur immigrasie of besetting nie.  

6. Die Alt Regs is anti-globalisties. Dit verwerp alle groepe wat streef na globalistiese ideale of doelwitte.

7. Die Alt Regs is anti-egalitaries. Dit verwerp die idee van gelykheid vir dieselfde rede waarom dit die idees van eenhorings, “leprechauns” of die tokkelossie verwerp. Dit neem waar dat daar nie so iets soos gelykheid bestaan in enige waarneembare vorm in die wetenskaplike-, regs-, materiele-, intellektuele-, seksuele of geestelike sin nie.

8. Die Alt Regs aanvaar die huidige gevolgtrekkings van die wetenskaplike metodiek (in Engels “scientody”), maar verstaan dat a) hierdie gevolgtrekkings onderworpe is aan toekomstige verwysing, b) dat die praktyk van wetenskap (in Engels “scientistry”) vatbaar is vir korrupsie, en c) dat die sogenaamde wetenskaplike konsensus nie gebaseer is op die wetenskaplike metodiek nie, maar op demokrasie, en daarom intrinsiek onwetenskaplik is.

9. Die Alt Regs glo identiteit > kultuur > politiek.

10. Die Alt Regs is gekant teen die regering of dominasie van een inheemse etniese groep deur 'n ander, veral in die soewereine tuislande van die onderdruktes. Die Alt Regs is gekant teen enige nie-inheemse etniese groep wat buitensporige invloed in die samelewing bekom deur nepotisme, stamgebondenheid, of enige ander metode.

11. Die Alt Regs verstaan dat diversiteit + nabyheid = oorlog.

12. Die Alt Regs gee nie om wat jy daarvan dink nie.

13. Die Alt Regs verwerp internasionale vrye handel en die vrye beweging van mense wat deur vrye handel vereis word. Die voordele van intra-nasionale vrye handel tussen lande is nie bewyse van die voordele van internasionale vrye handel nie.

14. Die Alt Regs glo dat ons die voortbestaan van witmense en 'n toekoms vir wit kinders moet verseker.

15. Die Alt Regs glo nie in die inherente oppergesag van enige ras, nasie, volk of subspesie nie. Elke ras, nasie, volk en menslike subspesie het sy eie unieke sterk- en swakpunte en beskik oor die soewereine reg om sonder inmenging van buite te verkeer in die kultuur wat dit verkies.

16. Die Alt Regs is 'n filosofie wat waarde heg aan vrede tussen die verskeie nasies van die wereld en staan geweld om een nasie se waardestelsel op 'n ander nasie af te dwing teen, sowel as pogings om individuele nasies uit te wis deur oorlog, volksmoord, immigrasie of genetiese assimilasie.

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