Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
No act is too vile or lie too great for those who value political power. That Joe Biden and Kamala Harris legitimately won the election is such a big lie that only the Mainstream Media could only report it. Taking The Oath Of Office has apparently become an empty ritual. If The Oath Of Office actually meant something, Joe Biden's only act in office would be to blow his own brains out as he's clearly a Domestic Enemy.
The Terrestrial Biosphere is a dynamic environment within a dynamic universe. The Terrestrial Biosphere has changed and will always change. The Terrestrial Biosphere will eventually become uninhabitable, even to single celled organisms, all due to a natural process. Human actions should have an impact on the Terrestrial Biosphere. Antropogenic Global Warming has unfortunately become a political football and an excuse to gain political power. But, as we were taught at Fort Benning, excuses are never valid. Real science is NEVER settled.
Social Justice isn't just.
One of the things I've noticed about Conservatives is that we honor people for what they've written or said regardless of their political ideology. We honor or quote both George Orwell and Christoper Hitchens even though both men identified themselves as Leftists.
One of the problems with Evolution is that the process is too slow, the other one is that it's bad for the children.
That a non-volitional characteristic (such as race) should be politically irrelevant is such a radical idea that only a Republican (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) could have come up with it.
If someone (Valerie Haney) has to flee the headquarters compound in the trunk of a car then something's seriously wrong with Scientology.
Those who value Political Power will do anything to obtain it. They will steal presidential elections like Joe Biden did. Those who value Political Power will silence their critics. The Parler site was silenced for doing this. Those who value Political Power will believe they're good people doing good things with their critics, victims, and opponents being evil. No act is too foul for those who value Political Power.
Let's examine the JFK assassination.
The M38 Carcano rifle was the worst weapon available. Italy was the poorest nation in Europe. The Carcano rifle used a rounded round, even the Russians used a spitzer round. When NATO converted to the 7.62 x 51 cartridge Italy sent the Garand rifles that were given to them by the American government to a local firm to be converted to BM-59 rifles. No one who knew Oswald's background would have hired him for a normal job, let alone for an assassination. The assassin would have been permanently disposed of. A realistic conclusion would be that Oswald was a very fortunate shooter.
On January 27, 1986 the space shuttle Challenger was accidentally destroyed during launch with all seven persons aboard.
Also on this day the Church of Scientology made their official announcement that L. Ron Hubbard had died. In doing so they put forth a nonsense story that their founder had dropped his body and no mention was made of the fact that he'd suffered a stroke a week before.* The true believers were then shocked to discover that no one outside the cult gave a damn about that useless malingering REMF** piece of excrement. (Yes, I know I'm insulting excrement.) They're particularly upset everyone was more concerned about the deaths of seven Wogs*** than with the passing of the most important being on the planet.****
L. Ron Hubbard will eventually be remembered as the vile man he actually was.
* I personally favor the pillow over the face as the actual cause of death.
** Rear Echelon Mother F***er.
*** Wog is the Scientologist term for a nonmember and the functional equivalent of the N-word.
**** Adolf Hitler used to think of himself that way too.
Today is also Holocaust Remembrance Day.
How can you tell if a Scientologist is lying? The lips are moving.
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.
Those who enter restaurants to harass people are behaving as Brownshirts. We should treat them as such. Some people call themselves Progressives but in fact they're Reactionaries, their last new idea was beating up people and taking their stuff in the stone age. They've made progress on making excuses for their own behavior. But the first thing taught to everyone during infantry basic training at Fort Benning was "the maximum effective range of an excuse is zero."
A former friend of mine stole a VHS copy of Triumph Of The Will from a local National Socialist (he also slept with his girlfriend) and it literally put me to sleep.
It's simply not possible to reason with someone who believes that you have no right to live.
If there's one myth that I'd really like to bury, it's the myth that National Socialism is a right wing ideology.
"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler
(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)
A number of people regardless of their political orientation, including myself, have warned of a coming civil war. Leftists have done what they've always done, they ignored the warning. What will Leftists do when their victims (with their fists raised in the air) march down the street shouting, "Hell no, we don't owe?"
Leftists believe they're the good guys with their victims and opponents being evil. Leftists believe they're the oppressed the when in fact they're the oppressors. Leftists don't believe the truth, that the presidential election of 2020 was clearly stolen and that a civil war will be the result.
Reality can't rewritten by the wish of anyone, no matter what their
intentions or ideology. Instead of objectively observing the real world
and thus learning how to master it. Leftists willfully ignore the
facts of reality and stumble about in a surreal fog from error to error and
to ultimately stumble about from disaster to disaster. Leftists openly state their desire to rule over the whole of Humanity and then
proceed to conclusively demonstrate that they're totally unfit to do
Your feelings don't matter. You're not entitled to a damned thing. Reality is always there.
I was invited to join the Michigan Militia when they were forming up, but I didn't want to quit my job and move to Michigan.
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in a coal mine, I can't say this often enough. We have to see that Antisemitism is a symptom of a deeper philosophical problem. We should treat Antisemites as the Enemies of Humanity they actually are.
If I've a complaint about The Right it's that
we've shown infinite and godlike patience with the behavior of Leftists. Leftists can assault in public those who won't submit to them,destroy property, call for the mutilation of opponents, and the murder of elected officials who're
carrying out their constitutionally mandated duties, we'll not lift
one finger to hurt a single hair on the otherwise useless head of a Leftist. 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
Projection is when the self appointed deity, sitting on a throne of human skulls, points a finger of a blood stained hand at those who seek to stop his rampage and screams "murderers!"
As an atheist I accept the fact that I'm responsible for my own actions. As an atheist I accept the fact that I won't be forgiven for my on actions by a divine authority. So what’s the difference between a big-A atheist and a small-A atheist? For a big-A atheist the lack of a God is the most important thing in their lives, as it was for the late Madalyn Murray O'Hair. For a small-A atheist the lack of a God is simply the a consequence of someone’s philosophy and taking responsibility for one’s own life, as it was for the late Ayn Rand. Also a small-A atheist notices the labor camps and mass graves generated by the practitioners of Socialism. To a big-A atheist slavery and mass murder doesn’t matter. To a small-A atheist slavery and mass murder do matter. There’s more to Atheism than a lack of belief in God, live with it. Adoption of Marxism is generally the result of rejecting Reason. Adopting Objectivism as a philosophy is often the result of embracing Reason.
Objectively, some vile people do awful things. Subjectively, the same people see themselves as good persons doing good things. We saw this before with the NSDAP and we're seeing this again with Anti-fa.
The same people often virtue signal.
Before it was adopted as a symbol of a certain notorious political party the swastika was once a good luck charm. The twin stripes on the collars of Heer (German army) uniforms was once only used on the uniforms of elite guards regiments of the Imperial German and Prussian armies. The skull and crossbones symbol used on caps of the SS was once used by the cavalry of the Imperial German and Prussian armies. What we now call the Hitler salute was once the ancient Roman Imperial salute. The Pledge Of Allegiance was performed with the ancient Roman Imperial salute (there are photographs). But became to be performed with the hand over the heart.
Up to the Great Depression the bundled rods was a symbol of state. We see this phenomena as decorations all over the city of Washington. Even the downtown Minneapolis Post Office used the symbol as a decoration. The bundled rods with the axe was the symbol of the Roman state. It was then used as the symbol of the Fascisti and the Vichy Republic.
The presidential election of 2020 was openly stolen. Establishment (i.e. Country Club) Republicans were sent to Washington to do a job and they haven't done it. Decent people want cheaters removed from play. The leadership of the Democratic Party aren't decent people. We're being ruled by people who wouldn't pass a Turing Test if they cheated on it.
When I enlisted in the United States Army on March 10, 1982, I promised to oppose "domestic enemies." When we took the oath of enlistment all of us made a promise to the nation to uphold and defend The Constitution. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are clearly domestic enemies. Biden and Harris believe they have won the election, but what they have actually done is make a civil war in the United States inevitable. As part of my patriotism I joined the Special Forces Underground and contributed to their publication The Resister. I recruited another Twin Cities Objectivist into the SFU and contribute to their publication. Socialism, which the majority of the Democratic Party believes in, is essentially slavery. Do masters need productive people? Yes. Do productive people need masters? No.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are clearly Enemies of Mankind. They need to be dealt with as such. Orders issued by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are clearly invalid. The United States of America is heading into another civil war. The Second American Civil War wont be like the genteel affair conducted by President Lincoln, it'll be a knock drag out fight that makes the Spanish Civil War look like a schoolyard brawl in comparison. Honest people want cheaters removed, The Democratic Party routinely steals elections. The Democratic Party need to be identified and dealt with as the criminal gang it actually is. Big name Democrats need to be identified and dealt with as the Enemies of Mankind they actually are. For those persons who value political power no act is too vile. Once differences in opinion are criminalized, the path to civil war is open.
There are executioners waiting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
A firearm is simply a tool. Some advocates of Gun Control don't understand this fact. Some advocates of Gun Control identify firearms as magic objects. The advocates of Gun Control appear to be influenced by the Marxist version of the concept of sympathetic magic, that the instrument causes the action instead the person who decides to use it. Some persons even object to an image of a firearm. The fact is that the personal weapon is the fundamental instrument of political authority, to disarm the citizen is to render that person politically irrelevant. Thus in a free nation the attempt to disarm the citizens is in practical effect an act of treason. But a legal ban on an object won't prevent its use. If we look back on a horrible event (The Holocaust, The Killing Fields, 9/11, etc) we find that the use of tools didn't bring the event about. The event was caused by the beliefs of the perpetrators. A legal ban on firearms may bring about a Second American Revolution. The advocates of Gun Control may actually treated as the Enemies of Mankind they actually are. The advocacy of Gun Control is the advocacy of Murder. A state that legalizes Murder in this respect ceases to be a government and devolves to a gang of criminals. As such the state must be put down by deadly force. The proponents of Gun Control believe they're good people, but in fact they're evil people.
What I have to say about Democracy isn't nice. The United States was actually founded as a Constitutional Republic, which is an actual form of government with clear restrictions on the exercised powers and political participants. Well let’s step back and take a look at the concept of Democracy. Democratic Government is a contradiction in terms. On the most basic level Democracy is a political system without a clear limit on the exercised powers of the state or who may participate in it. As to political participation in a Democracy, any warm body without regard to actual knowledge or even sanity may do so. In some places like the city of Chicago even the requirement to actually exist is completely waved. And it was really bad to be Socrates in the democratic state of Athens. Socrates was condemned by democratic vote for not believing in the municipal deities and disparaging democracy, I would’ve been condemned for the very same things. You're in your seventies and your family is being lethally threatened by the municipal authorities would you drink the hemlock too? The basic problem with Democracy is that there’s no inherent limitation of the state. As I’ve said this leads to problems such as the murder of Socrates by a majority vote. Adolf Hitler was democratically elected so Democracy isn’t automatically a good thing. If Adolf Hitler could get elected then perhaps the democratic process isn't a good thing.
All horrors have one thing in common, the perpetrators believed they were good people doing good things. A foul idea is often presented as a virtuous idea.
Who needs Goebbels and his Reichsministy when the Mainstream Media voluntarily lies? NBC News has less credibility than Geraldo Rivera had in the 80's and 90's.
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in a coal mine, I can't say this often enough. Antisemitism is bad enough, but it's also a symptom of a deeper political problem.
The Left needs productive people, productive people don't need The Left.
What we call the Peace Movement doesn't understand reality. Peace, Freedom, and Security, are three words rational people use for the same phenomena, the absence of someone imposing their will on them. Rational people have no use for those who proclaim themselves to be pacifists.
In 1865 President Abraham Lincoln died after being shot by actor John Wilkes Booth. The relationship between the Thespian Community and the Republican Party remains sour to this day. If I recall correctly, John Wilkes Booth was a Democrat.
Sometimes it really helps when the enemy is being stupid. Have you ever noticed that most so-called intellectuals can't tell the difference between the institution of government and a band of brigands? We have to remember that The Left regards existing societies as an evil to demolished in order to make way for their perfect fantasy collective. Anyone, or any group, that acts in defense of the existing society is evil in the eyes of The Left. Which is of course why The Left passionately hates the Police and the Armed Forces, both of whom have traditionally stood in the path of Holy Marxist Revolution and thus the establishment of the Holy Communist Society where all activities and relationships are dictated by the self appointed revolutionary saviors and enforced by the compulsory power of the state.
Totalitarians as a general rule are material and/or spiritual parasites. Because of this they need to feel that they are in control of the hosts that they feed from. For Totalitarians, control is life. Without the apparent certainty that they are control of the productive population The Left's fear of their own perishing kicks in.
They have an idea, it's to replace the society of social and economic consent that we live in with the social and economic primacy of the parasites over the productive. Or as their primary philosophical source (and founding trustifarian) put it, "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs." And as there's no limit to the needs of the parasite masters there'll be no limit on the burdens imposed on the productive slaves. Poison is poison no matter how much grape flavoring one adds to it. They can't avoid knowing that their ideal society is toxic to us and thus have no effective choice but to attack the opposition on trivial issues in order to head off a public examination of their basic ideological premises. Political ideology's basically a means of giving the appearance of positive virtue to actions that're morally intolerable to the victims.
Issac Asimov was right! Violence was the first thing Anti-fa resorted to. Those who describe themselves as opponents of Fascism are actually performing the doctrine. The leadership and many of Anti-fa are practicing the very things they claim to oppose.
This one is directed to the Republican Party:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves become the greatest grievance. Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do. I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place; go, get you out!
Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!
-- Oliver Cromwell, Speech to the Rump Parliament, April 20, 1653
Hat tip to Dr. John Ray.
In reality both the Fascisti (with their ideological kin the National Socialists) and the self styled Progressives of all eras share the same fundamental central idea, a belief in the Primacy of the Parasite. A belief that treats the ordinary person as a tool to be used, with the product of their labor treated as the property of the collective which in turn is distributed in accordance to those needs which are identified by the leaders of the collective. And as a rule the needs of the leadership, which is in reality a wish list, take precedence over the actual needs of the productive class. Because willful parasitism is distinctly different as a mode of existence from that of being a rational and productive person, this leads to distinct differences in how parasites answer moral and political questions.
Where rational people prefer to deal with each other through explicit consent the parasite must take what it needs through coercion, either by fraud or by open force. Because the parasite must control the productive population it must claim a superior status over their victims and must possess complete control over them. This means that the parasites conception of law and justice is essentially the opposite of that of rational people. Justice to a parasite is simply getting away with the parasitic mode of existence. Crime is simply any resistance, regardless of intent or degree, to the actions of the parasite. Laws are simply an excuse to carry out punitive violence against the producers. The parasites in their delusion of superior status are tempted to feel that the ordinary productive person is nothing more than an animal. And because they usually succumb to this temptation they usually seek to control the external stimuli that ordinary humans experience and thus control the behavior of those they have deemed to be livestock. Thus the establishment of the Reichsministry fur Kultur by the German state under the NSDAP.
Of course the control of external stimuli doesn't work with rational people. When the attempt to control by fraud doesn't work the parasites have no alternative but to use open force. To the parasites the active consciousness of the rational person isn't a normal state but is instead a sign that there's something wrong. Those who don't obey the self appointed shepherds are looked upon as diseased animals. Something that must be destroyed before they infect the entire herd. The systematic murder of whole populations is looked upon not as a mass crime but as a moral necessity in the parasite's view.
You may not like the answer. What is Christianity?
Some people now believe Jesus Christ didn't exist. Other people now believe that Christianity was created by the Flavian Dynasty of the Roman Empire as a political control mechanism.
Starting at the very beginning in the Torah (what we commonly call the Old Testament) from an objective perspective the Israelites aren't nice people, Conquest and Genocide aren't nice acts. If someone behaved like Moses was depicted in the Torah in the United States (in spite of what we've been taught we still have standards), he would've been declared insane, given a life sentence, or given the needle. What I have to say about Yahweh (a.k.a God) would require obscene language.
The Galactic Core is 30,000 light years away from us. It takes 30,000 years for light from the Galactic Core to reach Earth. That's five times the age of the Universe according to the Book of Genesis.
There are true believers in Christianity. There are cultural Christians, people who perform the rituals that they were taught. They still attend church with their families for holidays and weddings. Many people fall into this camp. And there are people like myself who simply don't believe. Unfortunately, some nonbelievers (outside of the Objectivist camp) fall on the wrong side of the political line.
We in the United States are fortunate to live in a country where religion is no longer backed by the force of the State.
We must understand that Scientology isn't a religion. We must understand that Scientology is a con game invented by L. Ron Hubbard. We must understand that outside of the Collectivist movement L. Ron Hubbard was one of most vile men who ever lived. Bad people often believe they're good people. We saw this with the harassment of Paulette Cooper. If the United States had a real government Scientology would be treated as the criminal organization it actually is.
In Russia high school students are required to read The Gulag Archipelago
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn with assembling and disassembling a standard
infantry weapon. American high school students can't even do that.
American high school students are ignorant of Totalitarianism and tought
to fear weapons. Many American High School students have become advocates of Totalitarianism. This is clearly wrong.
The Democratic Party (and their partisans) has all of the credibility and respect for the citizens shown by the National Socialist German Workers Party and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Which is to say NONE AT ALL. In my mind the title of Democrat has become synonymous with the term Murderer. The Democratic Party in the United States has in effect become a totalitarian party, and like the National Socialists and Soviet Communists they must be identified and dealt with as such. To Democrats the fundamental value is power. Freedom is the negation of power and therefore must be opposed. Or at least in public Freedom must not be supported lest the victims come to understand their actual position within the socialist order. A liar will eventually be caught lying, unfortunately for us it wasn't soon enough.
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in a coal mine, I can't say this often enough. Antisemitism is bad enough, but it's also a symptom of a deeper political problem.
Civilization in both the moral and economic aspects is based on the
principle of consent. But since productive people can't tolerate any
form of sustained parasitism, those who seek to exist as parasites must
destroy the society of consent and replace it with a political order
where the parasites would enjoy a superior status over the productive. We have to remember that The Left regards existing societies as an evil to demolished in order to make way for their perfect fantasy collective. Anyone, or any group, that acts in defense of the existing society is evil in the eyes of The Left. They have an idea, it's to replace the society of social and economic consent that we live in with the social and economic primacy of the parasites over the productive. Or as their primary philosophical source (and founding trustifarian) put it, "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs." And as there's no limit to the needs of the parasite masters there'll be no limit on the burdens imposed on the productive slaves. Poison is poison no matter how much grape flavoring one adds to it. They can't avoid knowing that their ideal society is toxic to us and thus have no effective choice but to attack the opposition on trivial issues in order to head off a public examination of their basic ideological premises. Political ideology is basically a means of giving the appearance of positive virtue to actions that're morally intolerable to the victims.
Sometimes it really helps when the opponent is being stupid.
The state, like fire, must be limited. An unlimited state, like fire, can be destructive. Some people don't understand this fact. A state without a functioning mechanism of accountability and a means
of peacefully removing those who're unfit to govern will eventually
fall into a state of tyranny. Reality isn't subject to a majority vote. Some statists have to learn this the hard way. The only way a statist will release a lever of power is if someone pries their cold and dead fingers from it.
When I drove a taxi and for pizza delivery I never used GPS. My political orientation is Minarchist Libertarian. I was once a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.
Negative actions will have negative consequences. The negative actions of the Democrats will have the requisite negative consequences. If we look at the Democratic Party and their relationship to the problems we face at the social or political level one thing becomes very obvious. They're either the primary cause of the problem, the primary aggravating factor of the problem, or the primary obstacle to a rational solution to a problem.
Humanity isn't merely a physical condition, it's a state of mind. To be human is to be essentially rational and productive. The human mentality looks upon the world, the land, the animals and plants, the natural forces, as things to be mastered for the benefit of himself and his posterity. On the other hand, the predator, or savage mentality doesn't seek to to master the world but to be the master of men. The savage prefers not to sustain themselves by their own effort but to seize and consume the lives and property of others for material and spiritual sustenance. To the predator, justice consists of getting away with it, those who rightfully resist the predator are to be punished or destroyed.
Without the sword they'll take away your pen. Without guns they'll take away your butter. This isn't an either/or choice. Those who state I don't have a right to speak or publish are mortal enemies.
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in
a coal mine, I can't say this often enough. Antisemitism is bad
enough, but it's also a symptom of a deeper political problem.
I know Charlie doesn't surf, it's the other stuff Charlie does that's annoying. Horrors (such as wars) happen because of the beliefs of the perpetrators, not their instruments.
Karl Marx didn't invent socialism or atheism. Atheists must separate themselves from Marxism.
It appears that I'm now being censored on Tony Ortega's blog, The Underground Bunker.
Black tribal collectivists choose to treat chattel slavery as the act
of the "White Race" inflicted upon the "Black Race." Treating this as a
blank check to gain plunder and favors at the expense of non-blacks.
Ignoring of course the fact that price for the sin of chattel slavery
has already been paid, IN BLOOD.
Why did a particular horror happen? There's an answer but you may not like it. A horror happened because the perpetrators believed they were good people with their victims and opponents being evil. We've seen this before with numerous horrors and it will happen again. What we're dealing with are people who believe they're good people. We have to deal with them as such no matter how horrible the things they actually do. The National Socialists and Soviets believed themselves to be good, we're seeing the same phenomena with Anti-Fa. Anti-Fa claims to be opposed to Fascism no matter what they actually do. Members of Anti-Fa will believe the lies they're told regardless of the consequences. They claim to oppose Fascism, in fact they're what Fascists are.
Those who don't remember history are a highly sought after group of followers. We identify The Holocaust as the horrible act it actually was. (And we should be horrified.) But we're seeing The Holocaust from an objective perspective. From the subjective perspective the perpetrators of The Holocaust saw themselves (apart from some psychopaths) as being good people doing good things with their victims and opponents as being evil. We're seeing this again with the Marxists who make up the membership of Anti-fa. They see themselves as being good and their victims as being evil. I've said this before: Killing a Marxist isn't an act of murder, it's an act of self defense. I have a warning for members of Anti-fa, when you Brownshirt someone, don't be surprised that you're treated as a Brownshirt. I've found through direct experience that the opposition really believe they're the good guys. If a member of Anti-fa wants to see a Totalitarian, all they have to do is look in a mirror. Totalitarians are never hiding under the bed, they're in plain view. For those who value power no act is too vile. Killing a member of Anti-Fa isn't an act of murder, it's an act of self defense. (Thanks to Mark Urbin@No Moss Here for the image)
Voltaire said it: Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.
Conscience and Liberal are two words that don't go together.
Before one can say, "this is wrong, I won't do it", one has to say "I". Conscience is the expression of the ego in the moral realm. To make a moral judgment and to act on it are basically selfish acts. It's the self that sees through its own eyes and acts on its own knowledge of right and wrong. You couldn't be selfish if you can't live with yourself. Rational Selfishness as defined and advocated by Ayn Rand was limited to acts which benefited one's self but caused no harm or inflicted a cost on another person. The narcissist, especially in the political realm, isn't concerned with the injuries and burdens inflicted on other people. In fact, the more destructive the consequences of obedience to those who obey the narcissist, the better. Human sacrifice with beating hearts cut out and victims flayed alive, that's great. Millions worked to death in slave labor camps in Siberia, as far as the narcissist is concerned that's better. In order for me to say, "I, Leslie Bates, do solemnly swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America..." I have to say "I". That was my ego speaking when I took the oath of enlistment.
When anyone calls me, a Caucasian American gun owner, a murderer I take it seriously. When someone denies my very humanity I take it very seriously. Dehumanization of a specific population is historically a necessary step preceding the act of mass murder. Am I paranoid? Perhaps I am. But I would rather be a live paranoid than a dead victim.
Under the Primacy of the State the function of law is to control the
productive population for the benefit of the ruling parasites. The
rulers and their immediate servants aren't subject to those laws
themselves. The actual interest of the actual citizens is irrelevant. What matters
is the whims of the rulers and those who willfully serve them.
Under the Rule of Law all real laws must be applied to all citizens equally such as the laws prohibiting homicide and theft.
As our Socialist rulers and their willing servants regard themselves as
exempt from compliance with the laws, on what grounds can they claim to
be protected under them?
There's no question that Al Franken stole the U.S. Senate seat.