January 16, 2020

The Amish git 'er done.

49 secs.

Something tells me that Amish aren't sweating the deficit, MMT, debt, tranny spasms, cross-dresser poetry readings, the spilling of blood and treasure in stupid, arrogant foreign wars, or any of the other blessings of modern post-common sense America.

H/t: National File.

January 11, 2020

Time to reassess the madness.

As with all things in our diseased polity, there is no limit to what is casually accepted as normal. Destruction of the black family, astronomical black youth criminality, destruction or degradation of just about any city you want to name, and virulent political pathologies are just a few of the deleterious effects of what the enlightened and beautiful people have engineered in America with the sick obsession with "righting the wrongs" (RTW) to our saintly black brothers and sisters.

To date there is so limit on how much penance we must incorporate into every hour of every day or how much we must grovel before dull normal intellects masquerading as "black leaders" or the "underprivileged." Ghetto blacks are either "underprivileged" or whitey is overly endowned. With privilege, that is.

Where exactly is that heavenly spot where everyone is blessed with the Goldilocks portion of "privilege"? Inquiring minds want to know. And so do I.

Anyhoo . . . .

The dust has settled and the evidence is in: The 1960s Great Society and War on Poverty programs of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) have been a colossal and giant failure.[1]
Ergo, it's wayyy past the point that we should have shuffled the deck and dealt a new hand from that deck of brutal truths known as "reality." And not just in that Steven King landscape of rotten, poisonous "civil rights."

Notes
[1] "Black America Before LBJ: How the Welfare State Inadvertently Helped Ruin Black Communities." By Sam Jacobs, Ammo.com, 1/9/20.

January 10, 2020

Those 600 US servicemen killed by the terrorist Qassem Soleimani.

As it happened, the overwhelming share of the 603 US servicemen the Pentagon claims to have been killed by Iranian proxies were actually victims of the Mahdi Army uprisings during 2003-2007. These attacks were led by the above mentioned Iraqi nationalist firebrand and son of the movements founder, Muqtada al-Sadr.[1]
Mr. Stockman deals with the issue often raised by the hysterics who claim Iran was responsible for supplying the Explosively Formed Penetrators used to attack United States troops in Iraq in their early years there. He also makes it clear that the Iranians played a crucial role in defeating ISIS and that the U.S. directly and indirectly played a major role in ensuring that ISIS was well armed. This is a complete inversion of the U.S. version that has us as the Saladins who kicked ISIS's ass and the Iranians as penny ante dogs in the manger of U.S. wonderfulness who could only muster the will to enage in "terrorism."

Stockman's piece is a healthy counterweight to the hysteria in the land about Iranian eviltude and nefariosity. Not least useful is his brief treatment of what it was that Soleimani was doing in Baghdad on the night of his death. Contrary to the hysteria of Dan Bongino on Fox last night, he wasn't there to kick off another round a terrorism or attacks on U.S. troops.

Notes
[1] "The Donald’s Assassination of General Soleimani—As Stupid As It Gets." By David Stockman, The Unz Review, 1/7/20. I've already posted about how Craig Murray deals with that 600 death toll. Basically, he and Stockman agree, Stockman also pointing out that Sadr, the Iraqi, had "derided the Iran-aligned militias" and had also, not surprisingly, fought back when the U.S. leadership under Gen. Petraeus initiated its "surge" campaign targeting Sadr's forces.

January 5, 2020

Qassem Soleimani and the issue of American troop deaths.

For more perspective on the assassination of Qassem Soleimani in these times of rampant hysteria and world-class propaganda, consider this from Craig Murray:
The truth of the matter is that if you take every American killed including and since 9/11, in the resultant Middle East related wars, conflicts and terrorist acts, well over 90% of them have been killed by Sunni Muslims financed and supported out of Saudi Arabia and its gulf satellites, and less than 10% of those Americans have been killed by Shia Muslims tied to Iran.

. . . Yet every journalist or aid worker hostage who has been horribly beheaded or otherwise executed has been murdered by a Sunni, every jihadist terrorist attack in the USA itself, including 9/11, has been exclusively Sunni, the Benghazi attack was by Sunnis, Isil are Sunni, Al Nusra are Sunni, the Taliban are Sunni and the vast majority of US troops killed in the region are killed by Sunnis.[1]

The 600 U.S. troop casualties nonsense is masterfully taken apart by Mr. Murray and I am loathe to quote him at length. Please go to his site and see how he deals with Pentagon numerology and the realities of combat casualties when a foreign army invades another country.

On top of which he also, he properly questions how anyone knows that Qassem Soleimani "had active operational command of Shia militias during the invasion" a mere 16 years ago. As he succinctly states, "to credit him personally with every American soldier killed is plainly a nonsense."

Mr. Murray also takes apart the application of the Bethlehem Doctrine, the supposed right to pre-emptive self-defense that Secretary Mike "Energizer Bunny" Pompeo invoked. "Imminent" attack appears to encompass attacks planned for Thanksgiving or thereabtous, not to mention other inconvenient aspest of that "doctrine."

Notes
[1] "Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the Illegal Murder of Soleimani." By Craig Murray, 1/4/20.

January 4, 2020

Iran is not the chief sponsor of terror.

The war party is hot to trot on waging war on Iran. Some appreciation appears to exist in American military thinking of (1) the vulnerability of Saudi oil facilities, Reaper drones, shipping in the Straits of Hormuz, and carrier task forces as well of (2) Iranian and Hezbollah missile arsenals, S-400 capabilities, and the inconvenient presence of Russian forces in Syria. Just possibly this appreciation is operating to damp down the urge for all-out war with Iran.

But none of that seems to have transited any nerve synapses in the numb presidential skull, from which very recently issued the order to attack the armed forces of the sovereign state of Iraq. Sort of one of those act of war dealy bobs.

This stupid escalation in the context of a stabilizing situation in Iraq and Syria will now go through the usual filter of anti-Iran hysteria and bloviation on "terror" for the immediate future, almost certainly in the context of what will be adjudged to be irrational, vicious, and downright naughty retaliation by enraged Iranians and Iraqis. As the nonsense about Iran as the chief sponsor of terror in the world will be flogged like a rented mule by administration spokesmen and shameless shills on the sound stages of CNN and the rest of the scum-sucking media outlets, let me at least contribute these skeptical views on that here:

Self-delusion and denial with regards to Iran's alleged status as the leading sponsor of international terrorism are rampant in Washington and among the punditry. It is crazy, it is dishonest and it is wrong. This is not my opinion. I can do math. I can count. If Iran was actually continuing to act like it did 30 years ago, when it was a major sponsor of terrorism, then we would be able to point to those attacks.

Here are the statistics for 2018.[1]

Mr. Johnson runs the numbers.

See also the 12/21/17 memo from the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity:

The depiction of Iran as “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism” is not supported by the facts. While Iran is guilty of having used terrorism as a national policy tool, the Iran of 2017 is not the Iran of 1981. In the early days of the Islamic Republic, Iranian operatives routinely carried out car bombings, kidnappings and assassinations of dissidents and of American citizens. That has not been the case for many years. Despite frequent claims by U.S. officials that Iran is engaged in terrorism, we simply note that the incidents recorded annually in the U.S. Department of State’s Patterns of Global Terrorism rarely identifies a terrorist incident as an act by or on behalf of Iran.[2]
And for one last bit of perspective on this sick focus on "terror" who but U.S. officials can forget that it has been the Saudis, Qataris, Turks, and the U.S. and its NATO lickspittles who have waged an illegal war on the sovereign state of Syria and caused thereby the death of over 500,000 civilians? Oh. That! But, but Iranian terror.

What terror?

Notes
[1] "Iran Is Not a Major Sponsor of Terrorism, Not Even Close." By Larry C. Johnson, Sic Semper Tyrannis, 5/16/19.
[2] "Is Iran the 'World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?'" By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, 12/21/17.

January 2, 2020

The culture of lies.

The history of the West is littered with eccentric genius that was widely despised during its lifetime, just as they [Socrates, Diogenes] were. The culture of lies that envelops the West today exists only because the majority of men flee from the truth like the Devil from Holy Water. One certainly can’t hope to win the approval of such people by telling the truth or living by it.
The necessity for diversity the most virulent.

Notes
[1] Comment of Dr. Robert Morgan on "Mishima’s Guide to the Samurai Ethos." By Guillaume Durocher, The Unz Review, 12/24/19.

December 31, 2019

Common decency v. groveling before the rotten left.

There is a big difference between being kind and not adding to the pain of people with real issues, and with being forced by drag bullies and their allies to publicly affirm what everyone knows is false.
"Schlichter: Here's What's Going To Happen In 2020." By Kurt Schlichter, ZeroHedge, 12/30/19.

December 30, 2019

Did you know?

Pearls of expression.

If I ever get to meet the Apostle Paul, I’m hoping to have a little chat about some of the things he wrote.

It’s not that I disagree with him. It’s just that I wish Paul had been a little clearer at times. Especially when he wrote the original King James version of the Bible ;)

"No, Romans 13 is not about obeying the governing authorities." By Craig Greenfield, 5/11/18.

December 28, 2019

Pearls of expression.

Did your wife catch you ogling a bit too long at Kate Upton's latest Instagram post? Maybe she got a bit upset after she found you passed out drunk on the couch this morning after saying you'd be right home to clean out the gutters? Are you taking heat because she noticed a credit card charge at the local titty bar from that day you said you were stuck working late at the office?

Our suggested response: "Hey, at least I’m not George Conway."

George Thomas Conway III, best known as the husband to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has done the impossible and made husbands across America look great.

"2019 Man of the Year: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband." By Washington Free Beacon Staff, 12/26/19.