Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers

Over at Kairos, Brian points out a discussion about gatekeeping, keeping SJW’s out, and how EVS/D&C/etc. are determined to keep SJW’s out but hate being called gatekeepers. I feel their pain. I hate bullshit – more even that flat out lies. This conflation is pure bullshit. An expansion of what I posted as a comment at G+: This is jailhouse / sea lawyer bullshit. The problem here is that we’re seeing a conflation of what gatekeeping commonly means to make the D&C/EVS/alt-comics crowd look like hypocrites. In the commonsense version, defining what kind of product you want to put out, Read more »

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Enjoy the friends, family, and food. IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are Read more »

Some Collected Thoughts

Some Collected Thoughts

No, not THOT’s – that’s what Friday’s are for. And other occasional holidays. First, the inimitable Didact on how the left is eating itself (again). And once you understand – truly, at the deepest level – that freedom is the substitution of self-responsibility, and therefore self-control, for responsibility and control imposed by others, you will understand that to be a victim means to give up freedom. To be a victim is to be a slave. And that is the reality of the modern Left. They are not about freedom. They are not about tolerance. They are not about enlightenment, progress, rational discourse, decency, humanity, or secular values. They are all Read more »

Anatomy of a Press Hit

Anatomy of a Press Hit

Above is a more one-sided than usual piece in terms of the internal content, but the headline is reflective of what even “mainstream” news organizations are publishing. The short story is that in Portland, a group named Patriot Prayer scheduled a march. They had a permit for the march, had spoken to police, knew Antifa would be out to get them. Per the statement published via their facebook page, the police had assured them Antifa would be kept away. In Portland… Yeah, right. Alongside the marchers was also a chapter of the “Proud Boys” – designated as a “hate group” Read more »

We Had a Word For Them

We Had a Word For Them

“Convergence” is the process through which SJW’s infiltrate an organization, to the point at which it can no longer perform it’s ostensible primary job because time, effort, and attention is being given to things like “representation”, demographics, etc., rather than actually being productive (ostensibly on the theory that “diverse” people via skin color, different body parts, whatever, despite being just like anyone else, are so amazingly different that including them automatically improves things). So, we have a new case. D&D and the RPG community, hell, all of hobby boardgaming for the most part, is so thoroughly progressive that finding anyone Read more »

Conflicting Impulses

Conflicting Impulses

One of the trends I’ve seen over the last few months is the increasing number – outside of die-hard neverTrumpers like Bill Kristol, who are becoming resigned to the fact that the left is going absolutely nuts. And yes, we’re not at the levels of active violence that we saw in the 60’s, but we’ve got a large pool of snowflakes with fragile egos that are currently screaming, often literally, in incoherent rage, and the media and companies firmly buying in to “conservatives don’t deserve to live.” Sure, they don’t use those words – most of the time – but Read more »

Triplanetary – Astrogation

Triplanetary – Astrogation

I mentioned that one of the tests – all solitaire – I ran to try out the game and rules was a three-ship setup of the solar system “grand tour” scenario. One of the ships started on Ganymede, and a photo I’d included showed the course. Here’s an explanation of the course. In retrospect, it was bloody brilliant. Above is the overall course from the beginning through turn 13, as the corvette begins to make speed to shoot a gap in the asteroid belt on its way to bypass Mars. A requirement was that you had to go through the Read more »

Art Monday

Art Monday

Art is not merely in the eye of the beholder.  Also – we’ve come to conflate “high art” with art – and worse, “art” with things that are neither beautiful nor requiring skill, nor even comprehensible without referencing the world around them at the moment instead of a work in and of themselves. Brian Niemeier in an epic set of tweets defines the responsibility of the artist, which Bradford Walker gathers up and adds some more insightful commentary. A reality check for writers who may have been taken in by Chuck, The-Evil-That-Devours: The correct definition of “art”, universally known before Read more »