When I was involved with the U of M Objectivist Club we never harassed any opponent of Objectivism. Although we were harassed by Campus Commies. Scientology has to harass it's opponents.
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Wednesday, December 07, 2022
The Imperial Japanese Navy made a serious mistake on this day in 1941.
If the present staff of the New York Times or CNN were on duty on the Infamous Day they would denounce the United States Navy and Army Air Force for racist violence against the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Overheard in San Francisco:
"We shouldn't think too badly of the Japanese. After all, they would not have attacked Pearl Harbor if we had not hit them first with the atom bomb."
If this were a Monty Python sketch a knight in full plate armor would walk into the scene and strike the speaker on the top of his/her head with a rubber chicken and then walk away. On second thought, the twit in question may actually qualify for the full sixteen-ton weight treatment.
Tuesday, December 06, 2022
Monday, December 05, 2022
Understanding an opponent isn't a nice thing to do.
Update 1715, something I forgot:
On this day in 1995 Lisa McPherson, a devoted member of the
Church of Scientology, died under the most appalling of circumstances.
Tony Ortega at the Underground Bunker has given us an account of her final day of life.
All I can say that there is absolutely no excuse for what was done to her, none.
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Rational people often believe there's a clear difference between Racial Equality and Racial Supremacy. Members of Black Lives Matter believe they're victims and practice
Collectivism. Gee, Gosh, Wow, where have we've seen this belief
Black Lives Matter wants to practice Racial Collectivism, let's treat
them as Racial Collectivists. In the Nuremberg fashion, from the neck
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in
a coal mine, I can't say this often enough. Antisemitism is a subset
of Racial Collectivism. We (Humanity) have to condemn all forms of
Racial Collectivism. We have to identify Black Lives Matter as the
Racial Collectivist group that it actually is. We have to see that
Antisemitism is a symptom of a deeper philosophical problem. So when
someone attacks Jews they're attacking all of us. Antisemitism is a
clear sign that all of Humanity is being attacked. Rejection of Racial
Collectivism shouldn't be a radical idea.
Saturday, December 03, 2022
Friday, December 02, 2022
If I've a complaint about The Republican Party it's that they've shown godlike patience with the behavior of The Democratic Party. Democrats can assault in public those who won't submit to them, destroy property, call for the mutilation ("Lobotomies for Republicans") of opponents, the murder of elected officials who're carrying out their constitutionally mandated duties, and they'll not lift one finger to hurt a single hair on the otherwise useless head of a Democrat. I once told an editor that I worked for that we needn't rhetorically dehumanize our opponents, all we have to do is accurately describe their ideology and behavior because they've by their own choice dehumanized themselves.
I've proposed starting a new political party.
If The Republican Party doesn't clean up its act then we as rational citizens will
have no choice but to start a new party if we want to peacefully make
changes and restore a rational system of government. Revolutions (real
revolutions, not Marxist ones) happen because the government fails to
function. We in the United States are stuck with two political parties. The leadership of
one party is insane and the leadership of the other party simply doesn't
care. Rank and file members now call establishment members a bunch of Vichy Republicans.
Perhaps its time to start a new political party. Is a new political party possible?
The answer is, I don’t know. The opponents of chattel slavery proceeded, even with public opposition. We, as opponents of political power, have to. We need to treat exercises of political power, such as censorship, as crimes against Humanity. We need to treat bans on firearms and free speech as the anti-Human acts that they actually are. Our political elites have apparently forgotten the lesson taught by our original civil war, that banning freedom doesn’t work. Our political elites tried to ban the voluntary consumption of alcohol, it didn’t work. Our political elites tried to ban the voluntary consumption of hard drugs, it doesn’t work. Our political elites will try to ban the voluntary ownership of firearms and freedom of speech, it will never work. Our politicians are supposed to do a specific job and they aren't doing it. We have to start a new political party to go around them. We don't have a choice.
Let's call our new party the Freedom Party.
Will the Freedom Party replace the Democratic Party?
I don't think so. What's more likely is that the Freedom Party will replace the Republican Party just like the Republicans replaced the Whigs.