Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Republicans Doomed in 2016?

... there is now a “Blue Wall” block of states that virtually guarantees a Democrat will win the presidential contest in 2016 and for the foreseeable future. -The Democrats have a lock on the White House

Free Speech?

The Ferguson "protesters". They want their "free speech", and yes, they have a right to it and to protest, but consider this:
How tolerant would they be of someone in their midst who said the following: "Michael Brown was a criminal thug who got what he deserved". How would they react? Most likely they would beat such a person, or possibly throw rocks at them, endangering their life. In other words, they would prove themselves lying hypocrites, as all "liberals" are. And if the anti-Brown person then defended themselves by pulling a gun and shooting the evil asses of the scumbag, intellectually dishonest "liberals" threatening their life , do you think they would be prosecuted? Of course, because self-defense and "free speech" are only really allowed for the politically correct.

Quote of the Day: How to Know Your Society is Doomed

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you; when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice; you may know that your society is doomed." – Ayn Rand; Atlas Shrugged, 1957

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bret Alan: Liberals Blame Greed

Liberals love to blame the problems of America on greed. Greed causes this, greed causes that... except, greed doesn't cause anything. Is it greed that compels people of all classes, even those just trying to eke out a living, to be complicit in the overall system of over-consumption, waste, abuse, pollution, and dehumanization?

When the people at the top are guilty, it can easily look like greed. Don't ignore the thousands below them who worked as hard, or harder, wishing the whole time they had that job... even the ones old and wise enough to know it wasn't in the cards for them, old and wise enough to know better, maybe even old and wise enough to have made a positive difference if they were ever given a chance (but were instead just a cog in a bullshit machine).

Liberals vote Democrat and scream greed, ironically voting for candidates who outspend their Republican opponents. That money didn't come from caring individuals, folks. The money came from wealthy donors, donors who either were rewarding past efforts to defend them (in the case of incumbents), or that were opening the door for them, should they take office (in the case of new challengers).

It's one thing for your politicians to be bought. You can't control that. After all who are you? You're just one person. You can't change anything, right? Except... if you vote for them, you're supporting them. If you're voting for that Democratic Senate candidate who spent tens of millions of dollars filling your commercial breaks with repetitive drivel, you're voting for the repetitive drivel, not to mention all the unsavory bastards who funded it (who now have the ear of your congressperson).

Ah, but liberals convince themselves that Democrats hate doing it. Since they hate doing it, it's not for the love of it... so it's not greed. Sure, Democrats support a system of endless wars, economic exploitation, growing inequality, global warming, cuts to social programs, and a general dickish attitude towards anyone who even so much as hints at there ever being a choice beyond Democrats and Republicans...

... but at least they hold their nose while doing it, right? At least they don't revel in how horrible they're helping to make the world. Republicans own it and take pride in it, but at least Democrats act holier than thou when supporting the exact same things. You know, because some judges ruled gay marriage is legal in a bunch of states, they convince themselves Democrats have done fuck-all in the last 30 years.

They haven't.

That was the gay rights movement which achieved those things, which is itself very effective where Democrats have failed. There's no reason for the Democratic party to even exist. The people who vote for them don't support what Democratic politicians actually do, they just find what Democrats say to be soothing and what Republicans say to be terrifying, plus they're too busy/lazy to find out what either actually does, probably too exhausted from their job where they more than likely make the world a slightly worse, or at the very least more materialistic, place.

Hey, you gotta pay the bills.

America's liberals are very much part of the problem, and that is why nothing gets done. It's not Republican/conservative obstructionism, it's liberals not giving a damn and just doing whatever is easiest. It's easy to vote Democrat and think you helped. It's so easy that it should set off a bullshit detector in your brain. You should realize, "This isn't going to be enough."

And it's not.-

Blog of the Moment: Captain Capitalism

Haven't done one of these (or much real blogging in general) in a while (a long while), but hey, now I'm back baby! Found this guy during a video search on silver and then discovered his blog:
I'm already dead Blythe. 67% dead to be precise.

Like my stepdad who is about 90%, I also realized that I am on the opposite side of 50%. My family's genetics is not that great. Nearly every male has died of cancer, alcoholism or stroke, and if any of us Clarey's make it past 60 it's a god damned miracle. And thus at 40, I'm 67% dead.

This permits me a huge amount of levity, freedom, and intellectual honesty because I no longer have to care. Naturally, the fact I have no children allows me this levity, but in the end, it is a benefit. My time on this planet is for the majority, over. And since I have no children I have no long term vested interest in it or what happens to it. So I'm allowed the precious gift of merely watching it without the attachment or concern that most of you other people have to it.

I enjoy people suffering. I enjoy people suffering their mistakes. I enjoy watching the limitless single moms and dead beat dads of my generation try to scramble and salvage their lives that are beyond repair as they live vicariously through their underperforming children. I enjoy the liberal arts majors PANICALLY realizing their financial lives are fucked.

It's great! I cannot think of a better, more poetic justice and gift that life could grant me.-The Benefit of the 67% Dead Club

Captain Capitalism
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