Lies and Consequences - Gonna Believe Yer Lyin' Eyes?

Lies and Consequences - Gonna Believe Yer Lyin' Eyes?

This was originally going to be Decision Trees part two, about the Atlanta shooting. Among other things that have happened, St. Efan has been removed from the YouTube, which renders an easy reference to a lot of what I was going to bring up moot. Instead, I'm going to look at the lies surrounding that event and several recent others. Related to the Atlanta shooting of Brooks, we are of course told he was a devoted father, who didn't deserve to be shot for pointing a non-lethal tazer at a cop.  Because leftists only care about power, we're askede to…

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All's Quiet.

I haven't posted any updates recently as the rather fragile BB system that was, among other things, acting as my commenting system to the extent that I still cared, ate itself on an update. I spent some time cleaning that mess up and looking at thee last week of events for patterns. As to commenting, I'll consider integrating Disqus. Yes, it's converged. That said, I don't care enough about local comments to maintain them, or worry too much if they go away again.…

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Lies and Consequences - Game Theory and Decision Trees

Lies and Consequences - Game Theory and Decision Trees

One thing that's clear in a lot of cases involving violence is that a lot of people are ust idiots. This isn't even about the willingness to believe the narrative of "peaceful" protesters even as buildings burn down and businesses are looted, or the willingness to buy the manufactured set-up because the picture of the cop striking (back at) the (totally peaceful, man) protester is not a set-up at all. There are a lot of people who think stupid shit; take "why do they have to aim for the chest," or "can't they just wound him?" as common examples. Take…

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Lies and Consequences - (Only the) Black Lives (Who's Death We Can Blame on Racism) Matter (When We Can Cynically Wave the Bloody Shirt to Advance Communism).

Lies and Consequences - (Only the) Black Lives (Who's Death We Can Blame on Racism) Matter (When We Can Cynically Wave the Bloody Shirt to Advance Communism).

Three things you'll have troubles convincing normies, especially anyone who still thinks Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown are innocent victims of racism, because that was the media narrative from all the "balanced" news outlets like CNN: Antifa exists and isn't just a fringe bunch of protestors but chronically uses personal and property violence. Yes, even after they took over Soymalia, built a wall, gunned up, and want ID/paperwork. BLM is a commie front that isn't about the black men who's deaths they wave like a bloody shirt. Their founding myth and purpose are lies. The name itself is morally…

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Lies and Consequences - Privilege

Lies and Consequences - Privilege

As I started pointing out in my last post, we already know the Left doesn't care about truth. As good little post-modernists, they only believe that power exists. One consequence of that is that pointing out the hypocrisy of the left is usually a waste of time, except as leverage to point out what their true motives are, or that they are lying through their teeth. "But you believe in principles, right?" Yup. And I believe in reciprocity. The unpacked Christian Golden Rule, or what Taleb would call the silver rule.  If someone shows me he has no intention of…

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Lies and Consequences - Setups

Lies and Consequences - Setups

One of the things that should be plain to see, yet isn't, is the degree to which the left sets things up so that heads, they win, tails, you lose. Take "Black Lives Matter." Any pushback to the group for the fact that only black lives matter to them, and worse, that only the ones they can cynically blame on racism to beat whites over the head with moral superiority matter, is replied to with accusations that you don't care about black people - an accusation that can lose you your job, and worse. They won't let you…

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Worthiness, and the Common Good.

Worthiness, and the Common Good.

I just ran into this, which dovetails nicely with the core moral principle Razorfist was discussing regarding intellectual property: I’m not a fan of the word “deserve”. In many contexts, these days, it conveys (or breeds) a sense of entitlement, ingratitude and possibly selfishness. Instead, I’ve adopted the term “worthy”. I don’t deserve nice things. However, I am worthy of them. Whether it be time spent at the gym, a better pair of shoes, a cleaner home, et al, I don’t deserve it. I am worthy of it. Should, of course, I put forth the effort…

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Minis and Wargames

Minis and Wargames

While I've burned out on miniature-based games as an expensive hobby who's changing rulesets demand new minis - even Warmachine and, to a lesser extent, Malifaux escaped their small-scale skirmish roots - I still love modeling, and there's something about the fine work of assembling and painting minis or airplanes and tanks that is simply calming and satisfying.   I also love a good wargame. I haven't had the chances I'd like to mess with ASL or The Fifth Frontier War, nevermind delve into the "build your own wargame" sandbox of Striker, but even now my shelves hold, in addition to…

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