Sunday, May 28, 2017

Link O'rama.. Keeping Tabs On Things...

Compiled and submitted by AFOI
** Biting and insightful as always.  Related, and also very worth reading:
** Quote: "They did achieve their aims: they killed 22 people, including children, and injured several dozen. Dead infidels: that's their
objective, period. (Or, as you would say, full stop.)"
>> The problem is that the Left CANNOT - is absolutely intellectually INCAPABLE - of actually understanding the Islamist enemy.  Another
quote: "You are more scared of being called bigots than of the prospect
of children under your official protection being slaughtered by jihadists."
** Multiculturalism, like socialism, is a fantasy.  And read the concluding two paragraphs carefully... and weep.
** This question NEEDS to be asked: At what point, after months of "investigation" with no evidence found, can the
legal standard of the "reasonable man" conclude it doesn't exist, and shut things down?  More:
** Title: The Architects of Western Decline: A Study on the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism
>> 28 minutes of must-understand history.
** Not just smoke, but actual fire... but the difference is "D" vs. "R".  

** Liberals in America salivate at the example...
** Strong and necessary words... here's a quote: "We need to stand up for Western civilization."
>> BUT... how CAN we.  Entire generations have been taught Western Civilization is evil.
** Over half of Islamic doctrine is devoted to dealing - whether conquest or subjugation or
control - of kaffirs.
** The hijab is now considered "chic" by the Left.  I wonder if leftist women will accept this too.
** Quote: "And that's the point of the [Russia kerfluffle]. Democrats want to make sure no one is looking at their horrific scandals."
>> I didn't think of that, but solid point.

** What comes after "Level 99" vile?
** Who are the racists?
** Quote: "For example, led by its student government leader, the University of California, Irvine's student body voted for a
motion, which the faculty approved, directing that the American flag not be on display because it makes some students
uncomfortable and creates an unsafe, hostile environment. The flag is a symbol of hate speech, according to the student government
leader. He said that the U.S. flag is just as offensive as Nazi and Islamic State flags and that the U.S. is the world's most
evil nation ("
>> A friend of mine in the UK recently said that having the English flag on your house, in many areas, is likely to get
you a brick through the window.
** Quote: "The real question is what took Republicans so long to fight back [against 'fake news']."
>> They're still not REALLY fighting back.
** VDH, always a MUST-READ.  On globalism.  Here's a critical quote (though the whole thing should, of
course, be read): "These coastal Westerners often feel more of an affinity with foreigners like themselves
than with fellow countrymen who live 100 miles inland."
>> Both of my parents were among this set.  It was "Europe this, Europe that" my entire childhood.  I
remember my last trip overseas with my parents, in Italy (which I loved and want to visit again), but
again they and the people they were talking with were "Europe is so so so so so so wonderful, and those
Americans are just crass barbarians..." which is pretty ironic considering my father was born in
America.  So I spoke up.  "Excuse me, what part of Europe do you admire so much?  The part whose ass
America SAVED in WWII... or the part whose ass America KICKED in WWII."  My parents GLARED at me, and
there was a shocked silence for several seconds before there was some awkward resumption of
conversation - on another topic.
** "The Narrative" will be maintained at all costs.
** Just more reasons why I never joined FB in the first place.
** A civilization that has lost confidence in itself...
** Quote: "The only appropriate reaction is righteous fury that turns into a grim determination to exact a retribution upon the bomber's bros
so thorough and so comprehensive that in a thousand years the few descendants of the survivors will still terrify their children with the
story of the vengeance exacted by the avengers of the West."
>> Amen.
** Quote: "It is impossible to competently govern a nation based on pure emotion and short term thinking."
>> The problem is that you cannot argue rationally with conculsions arrived-at emotionally.  And that's how the Left
"thinks".  They FEEL, therefore they CONCLUDE.
** Quote: "If government fails to protect people they are likely to fall back on tribalism and wire instead."
>> I would reword this.  "If governments fail to protect the people, the people will protect their tribes themselves."  In
parallel, read this grim but sadly prophetic piece, with which I regretfully agree 100%:
** I agree 100%.  And another voice says the same thing:
** Quote: "Britain should avenge their dead by removing ALL Muslims from their country, as Ripley say's in Aliens, "It's the only way to be
sure". Not having Muslims in your country thinking up ways to murder your people is "the only way to be sure". And if they hit the country
from afar, don't be afraid to go with the nuclear option."
** And related:
** A number of great insights, not the least of which is that IMHO deep down even most non-moonbat Leftists understand
the Jihad threat, but are so scared of losing their social status that - like the herdbeasts they are - would rather
let themselves be killed and their entire nation overrun than risk being ostracized and be cast into the outgroup.
So, instead, they project onto the Right, because that's something over which they have, at least theoretically,
some control.
** I've predicted for years that political correctness will get people killed.  I hate to say it, but "Dammit, I hate
being right all the time."
** I don't KNOW, of course, but my bet is this is the Deep State at work.
** Having worked as an adjunct, I see this happening more and more.  A while ago I took some graduate-level
classes for a graduate certificate.  One of my teachers was a very intelligent man with a PhD... who made
ends meet by adjuncting in two different cities and shuttling back and forth.  Incredible that such a man
could not get a full-time role.  And at one of the places where I was teaching, the head of the department
told me the school was forming non-tenure track teaching positions... at $70K or so per year, but only
for people with PhDs.  I found myself asking "Who will fill these?"  The answer, of course, was retirees
who wanted something to do - because nobody will go through the PhD process to get a job at $70K.
** PERFECT example of Rule Two: "Those who control the information flow control what people believe."
** Quote: "Remember, boys and girls, the Social Justice Warrior is not for tolerance and diversity. He's for
cleansing society of unbelievers."
>> Read the article, and and shudder at my pull quote.  Protestors were STOPPING CARS, apparently in an attempt
to find this man.  Grasp that the average SJW believes that society can be PURIFIED, that humanity can be
PERFECTED... and that they are the ultimate arbiters of that process.  Purity.  Perfection.  Where have
we heard this before?
** They don't care.  The only thing they care about is GET TRUMP; they are prepared to raze every standard,
roll over every rule, to do it.  And like the Democrats in the Senate who changed the rules on filibusters,
they, too, will find that their leveling of the protections and customs WILL turn on them.  This exchange
from "A Man for All Seasons" precisely captures it:
Roper: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
Roper: I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you - where would you hide, Roper,
the laws all being flat? This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast - man's laws, not God's -
and if you cut them down - and you're just the man to do it - d'you really think you could stand upright in
the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.
>> But the Left doesn't care.  They've been DEFIED.  The "unwashed masses" have spoken against their
Philosopher-King rule by Divine Right.  Thus, any and all means are necessary to push down the
hoi polloi.
** The enemedia lies.  It's what they do.  IT'S ALL THEY DO.
** How... convenient.
** Those are potentially fatal impacts.  That's attempted murder.  As has happened in
other instances.  I am, frankly, surprised nobody has died already.
** Title: Storm coming - The Death of Europe and Western Civilization...Pat Condell (Must Watch)
>> There was, in the sci-fi novel "Spock's World" a line about how Vulcan psychic mystics
forced the attacking alien pilots to lock ships on suicide courses over the screamed
objections of their fellows.  This is what I see in Europe.  Related:
** How many innocents have to be fed to Moloch before The People (regardless of the country)
rise up?  Because it's coming.
** Nice find.  It's only an issue when a "R" does it.

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