Socialism, and Sophistry

Socialism, and Sophistry

For one boardgame that I play, looking around for other sources of strategy and knowledge, I came across a mailing list dedicated to the game which I largely ended up ignoring for years until it absolutely blew up because the original designer was looking to republish the game and decided to do so with a very, very, no-good and bad person. This is not what this post is about. In the process of the back and forth, most of the crowd, much like the forums at BGG over the GMT and colonialism issue, took to virtuously penning how awful it…

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Literally or Seriously?

Literally or Seriously?

I've seen it said that those opposed to Trump take him literally but not seriously, and those who support him take him seriously but not literally. There's some truth to that, but I don't think it is quite right. The problem is that "taking him literally" is done very selectively. Just try to get any Trump hater, especially a woman who's face betrays her disgust as she calls him an illiterate pig, to actually literally parse his "grab them by the pussy" comment. Vulgar? Yeah. But accurate - if you recall that what he's describing are…

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Family, and Politics

Family, and Politics

I wasn't going to disrupt a post in gratitude with petty worldly concerns, but it's now the day after, and those who have gathered are going on with the rest of their lives, and so I turn my focus to other things. One thing seen in the lead-up to the holiday was a Saturday Night Live skit with Will Farrell I got in my inbox from family who for some reason still think SNL is funny. Yes, every once in a blue moon on odd leap years, they can be self aware (look up the liberal bubble skit from after…

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A Razor Cuts Deep

A Razor Cuts Deep

A few bits of Razorfist, who's been on a roll lately. First, on the impeachment kerfluffle. Then, on Beto's slip of the mask... And a bit more on guns, including why militias matter, and a reminder that the orgasms the left has over the very prospect of a "right wing" terrorist goes back a looong way. Aside from the ones mentioned here, Ruby Ridge, Waco, etc., there's also the Atlanta Olympic bombing. Do not forget the salivating glee when the media still thought the DC sniper might be an angry white man. Then, the Razor reminds us that yes, the…

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Self Awareness Fail

Self Awareness Fail

Courtesy of a Mewe post by Larry Correia - looks like, in addition to being one of the few SF writers who can write "literary" in the same general neighborhood as Gene Wolfe and unlike many literary wannabes, tell a story, Dan Simmons has some balls. Of course, vile 770 took him to task for it. What did he write? Yeah, he said rude things about a child being used as a human shield to hector and shame adults. Recall - civil rules are for those who act civilized, and people morally guilt-tripping you like this to manipulate you are…

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Without Nationalism...

Without Nationalism...

How does World War 2 even make sense? I know, "National Socialists," duh. Let's try to look a bit beyond the painfully obvious, especially since the Germans weren't big believers in nationalism for other people, but instead were prussian supremacists with dreams of empire. Instead, without borders, peoples with a shared culture, ruled over by their own governments and tradition, separate from other nations, why would there even be a reason to resist a few migrants with really cool tanks and uniforms? Heck, even the propaganda of the time, even on the allied side, even among the Soviets, makes no…

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Leftism is Inherently Evil

Leftism is Inherently Evil

No, this is not an accidental repeat of a post I've made before, but an entirely new post made by someone else. An example is the spiritual fact that all men are brothers and sisters; this is perverted into political equality. Another spiritual good is the sexual and creative love of husband and wife - this is reduced into the massively-promoted and enforced materialism that sex = love, love is good, therefore sex is good. So Leftism is metaphysically evil, because its underlying assumptions are that Life is only-material and restricted to mortality - thereby excluding the divine source of Goodness.…

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