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Who's afraid of the conservative activist?

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I've been watching Christopher Rufo since he came into the news by publicizing diversity training in government organizations (mostly), and I've noticed some things:

1. He is very open about being an activist, though he doesn't shout much.

2. He is self-promoting. He draws a lot of fire toward himself.

3. His opposition is often powerful and established, but nonplussed.

I think that some of these observations may be explained by the fact that he was once a leftist activist. He doesn't really act like a "normal" conservative. His leftist roots were revealed in detail during a recent interview with Jordan Peterson.

Peterson also expressed his frustration with the degradation of education in general. This makes resistance to woke nonsense harder. This is from Rufo's description of the interview:

The Persuasion of Jordan Peterson

I have been engaged in an ongoing debate with Dr. Jordan Peterson about how to restrict DEI programs and racialist ideology in America's public institutions.

Earlier this month, I joined Dr. Peterson for dinner in Seattle before his live performance at the Paramount Theater. We ordered ribeye steaks -- Dr. Peterson is still practicing his beef, salt, and water diet -- and had a wide-ranging discussion about politics, culture, law, and psychology. He told stories from his clinical practice and shared his frustrations with the political system, which seems to be a point of both fascination and horror for him. He knows the brutal histories of the Soviet Union, for example, but has a certain hesitation about political action, including the relatively modest reforms I have proposed in public education.

The video below is Jordan Peterson's podcast, Imposing Limits on the Woke, and begins with a bit of his rant about teacher's colleges and departments of education. Why do they have a hammerlock on teacher certification? Why do conservatives allow this? This has been a negative force in education for 50 years. (The Feds have been involved for almost that long, too. And they are now pushing DEI, which Rufo is currently fighting in universities.)

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A few notes I made on the video in case you don't want to listen to the entire podcast. It's long, but interesting. You might want to click over to YouTube, where the video is more heavily segmented, with descriptions of the general subject of each segment:

3 minutes
Rufo's background: His parents were lefties. His relatives in Italy talked about the ideologies of Marx and Gramsci. He and friends visited Berkeley in wonder as teens. It was while he was working on a 5 year documentary on "forgotten communities" for PBS that he started to change his thinking.

12 minutes
Attractiveness of leftism to the young. Rufo's 5 year documentary on people in Youngstown Ohio, Memphis Tennessee and Stockton California begins to change his mind about leftism.

24 minutes
At the end of the PBS project, the left shunned and excluded him. This left him pretty much without prospects for employment.

30 minutes
Bridges burned.

45 minutes
Some on the left secretly think their side has gone too far

47 minutes
What is CRT, exactly? How did it evolve from a "theory in law school" to a plan for activism? In this general segment, there's some discussion of the influences of Marxism vs. post-modernism. Rufo maintains that the basis of CRT in academia was in Marxism, according to the literature. Not true of Queer Theory.

These influences may have been intertwined later (Peterson). I think this view would be more in line with Cynical Theories.

54 minutes
Derrick Bell, the "father of CRT" started out as a hero of civil rights, but changed. Thomas Sowell describes his thinking as moving "from equality to revenge pessimism"

59 minutes
Kimberle Crensaw, who named both CRT and intersectionality. Activism. Again, CRT is not just a "theory taught in graduate law school".

104 minutes
Ron DeSantis, legislative moves

106 minutes
Activists must explain why some immigrants do better than whites, and why their programs sometimes violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Legal precedents for current moves by DeSantis.

112 minutes
Peterson sees the biggest problem in education as the capture of massive state funding by faculties of education. Rufo counters that legislatures have allowed them to proceed anti-democratically.

119 minutes
Moral framework and defining change

Jordan Peterson feels better about the "activist" nature of the changes being made in Florida and elsewhere after his discussion with Rufo. Many of his concerns were answered.

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Here are some related links:

Schools are abandoning progressive teacher college curricula for teaching reading.

This degradation of reading instruction has been a disaster. One of the many Jordan Peterson was right about.

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Twerking drag queens improve reading comprehension by toddlers.

Settled Science.

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From J.J. Sefton's Thursday Morning Report:

Math proficiency in Minnesota

Yipes!

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Teachers in Catholic schools are paid less, work more, produce better results.

Typical.

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Critical thinking as an educational shock collar.

A new way of thinking about the subject!

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Rufo on DEI bureaucracy at Florida International University.

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Qualms on the Right

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Remember Moldbug the Monarchist?

I respond to Curtin Yarvin's critique of the conservative takeover of New College of Florida. We should not fall into the pit of self-fulfilling pessimism -- even against massive odds, principled action yields unexpected opportunities.

Attracting the attention of the left will just make things worse.

Think that's likely?

Note: This was a daring move. But New College of Florida is a very small school which has been way too expensive to taxpayers compared to other state universities. Should taxpayers be able to choose something different from all the leftist-led universities funded by their tax dollars?

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Some of The Opposition

THREE COUNTRIES AGREE TO WORK TOGETHER!

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The Department of Education was established in 1979, when Jimmy Carter was in office. First link showing on its website is currently student loans. But there is also some history and an overview of the department on the front page.

Last updated in 2010:

What Is the U.S. Department of Education?

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

I think most people would agree that they have not lived up to their vision. But the "equal access" part of that vision has often morphed into various forms of equity programs, somehow.

In the 1860s, a budget of $15,000 and four employees handled education fact-finding. By 1965, the Office of Education had more than 2,100 employees and a budget of $1.5 billion. As of mid-2010, the Department has nearly 4,300 employees and a budget of about $60 billion.

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The NIH funds DEI programs.

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SIGNS OF PROGRESS

CDR Salamander has been writing pieces for Diversity Thursdays for some time now. This is a very nice piece.

Some developments on the "Diversity Statement" front ... or "DEI Statement" or "DEIA Statement" or whatever they are calling it this week.

How do you connect the U.S. Naval Academy to the University of South Carolina, Florida, VMI, and the University of North Carolina System?

Let's check in where the other school's are, and then we'll finish up what is happening at our Navy's undergrad institution.

Thanks to John Sailer we have a look behind the curtain at the not so innocent "Diversity Statements" that so many colleges are making people fill out when applying for a teaching or tenure track position. Sure, they may tell you that there is no correct answer ... but ...

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Sixteen minute video, how to abolish DEI bureaucracies

Clear instructions.

Successful political activism relies on three lines of effort: the narrative line, the policy line, and the action line.

Did he learn that when he was a leftist?

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VICE is upset.


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Music

Perhaps

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Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Last week's thread, February 25, Last Weekend in Black History Month

Comments are closed so you won't ban yourself by trying to comment on a week-old thread. But don't try it anyway.

Posted by: K.T. at 11:13 AM




Comments

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1 Yeah it figures Rufo was a liberal. Only Leftys know how to fight

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

2 Hi KT

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:16 AM (xhxe8)

3 It seems Canuckian govt. has backed off its persecution of Jordan Peterson, because I don't see the tweet about him making the hearings public pinned to the top of his feed anymore.

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:16 AM (dCxaZ)

4 Skip, sleeping on the job *again*, I see.

this is going in yer permanent record.

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:17 AM (dCxaZ)

5 Hi, Skip!

Posted by: KT at March 04, 2023 11:18 AM (rrtZS)

6 Thanks KT !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 11:21 AM (T4tVD)

7 Kimberly admits CRT is now Cultural Marxism

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:21 AM (xhxe8)

8 Skip, sleeping on the job *again*, I see.

this is going in yer permanent record.
Posted by: kallisto

Can't ya let him go, just this once ?

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 11:23 AM (T4tVD)

9 7 makes my argument for me

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:24 AM (xhxe8)

10 JT was reading article Chucky thinks he and King Sundowner are the law of the land.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:26 AM (xhxe8)

11 George Washington Carver predicted Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. He said 'There is a certain type of negro who lives off their community.'
or such-like.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 11:26 AM (0G42s)

12 1 Yeah it figures Rufo was a liberal. Only Leftys know how to fight
Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

So conversions are good for the movement.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 11:27 AM (Zzbjj)

13 Thanks for summarizing the high points of that discussion, KT.

Somehow I couldn't bring myself to listen to a 100-minute video titled "Enough Talk, Time for Action!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 04, 2023 11:29 AM (ykeLU)

14
Biden (confused): "What am I signing?"

Voice off camera: "Just sign it."

Biden signs it with no further protest.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at March 04, 2023 11:31 AM (enJYY)

15 Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us!



-Frederick Douglass

Posted by: Archimedes at March 04, 2023 11:32 AM (eOEVl)

16 Why do they have a hammerlock on teacher certification? Why do conservatives allow this?

Because the majority of conservative politicians are middle management. They don't want to make massive changes, merely sit in the nice office and fiddle around the edges.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 04, 2023 11:34 AM (wmDcS)

17 Conservatives I think by definition want to be left alone

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:36 AM (xhxe8)

18 Criticism of Rufo stems from one source: Leftist watching him EFFECTIVELY attacking and overcoming their attacks on western Civilization. (And that includes Leftists who write "(R)" after their name.)

Posted by: EndOfPatience at March 04, 2023 11:36 AM (gN1am)

19 So conversions are good for the movement.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 11:27 AM (Zzbjj)


Oh yes.

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:36 AM (dCxaZ)

20 Pretty much all the alt-right activists who are actually doing something useful started out as lefties. Some of this is maybe just the old trope about getting older and realizing that everything the government told you was a lie, but I think it also speaks to the disillusionment that so many people have with the false choice between milquetoast Yacht Club Republicans and unhinged post-everything Marxists that's been foisted on the public at large for a couple of decades.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 11:37 AM (PZvjL)

21 Can't ya let him go, just this once ?

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 11:23 AM (T4tVD)


He knows what he did

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:38 AM (dCxaZ)

22 milquetoast Yacht Club Republicans

a local radio yakker calls them the "cufflinks and cologne crowd"

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:39 AM (dCxaZ)

23 History's 2nd greatest monster, Scott Adams.

https://bit.ly/3SOuZiA

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 11:40 AM (FVME7)

24 DEI - Division, Exclusion, Inequity.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 04, 2023 11:40 AM (k/0GN)

25 Way too many "conservatives " are those types who, in any organization or circumstances, will always argue in favor of doing nothing, rather than something. No matter the topic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 04, 2023 11:40 AM (GP8Dv)

26 You know who has zero "diversity"?

North Korea.

Maybe all those layabouts in the federal government and the highfalutin kolleges should start there and work their way West.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 11:41 AM (R/m4+)

27 *discreetly tugs at smoking jacket sleeves so as to hide cufflinks...

Posted by: Thurston Harrington Howell IV at March 04, 2023 11:43 AM (DhOHl)

28 Sooner genioos Scott Adams has just figured out that the Democrat Party is a hate group. Well congratulations on finally figuring that out, even though it took you 60 years to get to what we've known for a long, long time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 04, 2023 11:44 AM (GP8Dv)

29 Certification aside, which one of you wants to teach in an inner city Baltimore school once you've retired from your regular job?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 04, 2023 11:45 AM (eBzcE)

30 22 a local radio yakker calls them the "cufflinks and cologne crowd"
Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:39 AM (dCxaZ)


That's a pretty good one, I might steal it for future use. Personally I tend to identify ideologically as either nationalist libertarian or "vaguely alt right" with some qualifiers rather than conservative. That term is very broad, and also very much co-opted by one particular faction that can't seem to step away from its singular obsession with overseas wars. I put up with that for the first few years of my adult millennial life inasmuch as some Cold War cleanup was undoubtedly necessary, but then drifted toward third-party stuff when it became obvious that it wasn't just a phase.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 11:46 AM (PZvjL)

31 https://redstate.com/watch schumer threatens fox says he has right to tell them what to do

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:46 AM (xhxe8)

32 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 11:41 AM (R/m4+)

In honor of Women's History Month, I recommend a book: "in Order To Live", by Yeonmi Park, who against all odds made her way out of North Korea to asylum in South Korea.

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:46 AM (dCxaZ)

33 Great post, KT. I live 40 miles out of the Twin Cities(of crime) and our school board is fully alerted to the introduction of racism through DIE.

The problem is our communist governor is codifying this shit using 'administrative law', whatever the fuck that is, so beware of your legislatures AND administrators as the latter are far more dangerous.

Posted by: Danimal28 at March 04, 2023 11:47 AM (ryUqI)

34 Because the majority of conservative politicians are middle management. They don't want to make massive changes, merely sit in the nice office and fiddle around the edges.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile
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This.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:47 AM (P5q1y)

35 Both Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney did a cover of Perhaps Perhaps. I sort of like the Clooney version better

it is a song written by the Cuban composer Osvaldo Farres, and has been covered many many times and reimaged to various musical styles including Tango.

Here is Orquestra Romantica Milonguera

https://youtu.be/knHuHJFzPqQ

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 11:48 AM (xhaym)

36 I'm kind of in between Rufo's outlook and Curtin Yarvin's take on it. Yarvin views it at just spinning your wheels, you're not going to fix anything at these colleges as long as 90% of the staff and students are leftists. But at least Rufo is going to try to put something in action, that itself is better than just doing podcasts and Tweeting about it.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 11:49 AM (76Foq)

37 19 So conversions are good for the movement.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 11:27 AM (Zzbjj)

Oh yes.
Posted by: kallisto
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But like religious conversions, political conversions can only come from within an individual and it usually takes someone who values logic over 'feelings' and an understanding of cause and effect to make the jump politically.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:50 AM (P5q1y)

38 Jordan Peterson corrects the New Yorker re: CRT definition:

https://tinyurl.com/ywfe42b5

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:51 AM (dCxaZ)

39 DEI-
Deviltry, Evil, Iniquity.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 11:51 AM (z3WCn)

40
Somehow I couldn't bring myself to listen to a 100-minute video titled "Enough Talk, Time for Action!"
Posted by: Muldoon


Wasn't that an Elvis song?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 04, 2023 11:51 AM (63Dwl)

41 "As of mid-2010, the Department has nearly 4,300 employees and a budget of about $60 billion."

"To advance the goal of providing a high-quality education to every student, the Budget includes
$36.5 billion for Title I, including $20.5 billion in discretionary funding and $16 billion in mandatory
funding, which more than doubles the program’s funding compared to the 2021 enacted level."

After the Mitch giveaway, I'm guessing they got all that and more for 2023. (I'm not clear on "total funding", but guess it is mandatory and discretionary? and 10% for several grifters)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 04, 2023 11:53 AM (Cus5s)

42 "He doesn't really act like a "normal" conservative. "

******

Interesting. Could you elaborate? Do you mean he doesn't cringe or seek to lick the hand of powerful leftists? That he has Andrew Breitbart's sense of defiance, AKA, "War..."

Or something else?

Thank you.

Posted by: EFG at March 04, 2023 11:53 AM (w+25F)

43 The Democrats and their Propaganda Ministry are unleashing the Whirlwind pushing CRT. Seen bad video, but suspect that was on purpose as started fine, Black kids were forcing white kids to swear allegiance to BLM.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 11:54 AM (xhxe8)

44 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 11:54 AM (DhOHl)

45 37 But like religious conversions, political conversions can only come from within an individual and it usually takes someone who values logic over 'feelings' and an understanding of cause and effect to make the jump politically.
Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:50 AM (P5q1y)


A religious true believer with a direct, personal spiritual connection to the said religion is far, far more effective than a room full of Christmas & Easters (or the non-Christian analogs) who are just going through the motions as generic social obligation.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 11:55 AM (PZvjL)

46 Somehow I couldn't bring myself to listen to a 100-minute video titled "Enough Talk, Time for Action!"

Posted by: Muldoon



Lol.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 04, 2023 11:55 AM (eBzcE)

47 Bitter Clinger @ 29-
Baltimore schoolteacher?
I'd just as soon be a TDCJ Officer, and that would be a step down for me. Baltimore schoolteacher job would be like a social worker in Mogadishu.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 11:56 AM (z3WCn)

48 25 Way too many "conservatives " are those types who, in any organization or circumstances, will always argue in favor of doing nothing, rather than something. No matter the topic.
Posted by: Tom Servo
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This too, defining conservatism as preserving the status quo. This sort of blob conservatism along with the Cold Warrior type conservatism have effectively killed this label in the US politically.

Bill Mauldin who was a WWII cartoonist for Stars and Stripes once had to meet General Patton. There was a frank exchange of views and while Mauldin though Patton was crazy, he did think that Patton understood the tactics of leadership--you have to push spaghetti, not pull it in order to get anywhere. Rufo is a leader and he is pushing the weak noodle conservatives forward by words and deeds--not trying to coax conservatives to accept his premises.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:57 AM (P5q1y)

49 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 11:54 AM (DhOHl)



Alternative.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 04, 2023 11:57 AM (eBzcE)

50 A religious true believer with a direct, personal spiritual connection to the said religion is far, far more effective than a room full of Christmas & Easters (or the non-Christian analogs) who are just going through the motions as generic social obligation.
Posted by: CppThis
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I would agree and so would scriptures.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:58 AM (P5q1y)

51 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"

I'm pretty sure it means racist, homophobic white man.

Posted by: Archimedes at March 04, 2023 11:58 AM (eOEVl)

52 44 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"
Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 11:54 AM (DhOHl)


....

It literally is short for "alternative." Alternative right.

What that exactly means in practice is up for debate.

Posted by: EFG at March 04, 2023 11:58 AM (w+25F)

53 44 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"
Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 11:54 AM (DhOHl)


Alternative, like alt rock (which is what most rockerboys identify as since the mid 90s). It started out as a pejorative and got watered down when the MSM decided to apply it to everyone from Glenn Beck to Glenn Greenwald, the only real common thread being dissatisfaction with the international permanent bureaucracy and its institutional tendrils. And if that's how we're defining it then hell yeah I'm alt right, and so is just about everyone that doesn't work in DC or Brussels.

Also, I like Primus so the music analogy totally fits.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 11:59 AM (PZvjL)

54 I remember listening to "Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps" rendition, written by Cuban, Osvaldo Farrés, and played/sung by the "Los Panchos" guitar playing trio...
https://youtu.be/zdJ0KLJ3PmQ
Theres also,a very good Nat "King" Cole version.

Posted by: Carlos Rodriguez at March 04, 2023 11:59 AM (mXeoX)

55 49 What exactly does the "alt" stand for or refer to in the suddenly in vogue term "alt right?"

Posted by: Just Wondering
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Started as a pejorative on the left that the political dissidents of mainstream conservatism adopted.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 12:00 PM (P5q1y)

56 Also, alt right as a term has been around for quite some time...10 years or so.

Many think its time has passed.

Posted by: EFG at March 04, 2023 12:00 PM (w+25F)

57 Why do conservatives allow this?

———-

Is this a joke question?

The answer is that conservatives are stupid and pussies.

But let’s just say it is easier to build then destroy and conservatives are builders and progressives are destroyers.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 12:01 PM (GQVSu)

58 I don't know much about Obrador but the combined IQs of Joseph R. Biden and Justin Trudeau can't be more than 170.

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 04, 2023 12:03 PM (eGTCV)

59 You don't really have to know what "alt-right" means, you just have to know you don't want to be it.

Like a homophobe, transphobe or Islamaphobe.

You don't want to be one of those people or you'll be branded as unhirable and undesirable.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 04, 2023 12:03 PM (eBzcE)

60 The answer is that conservatives are stupid and pussies.

And what have you done?

Posted by: Archimedes at March 04, 2023 12:03 PM (eOEVl)

61 I'm kind of in between Rufo's outlook and Curtin Yarvin's take on it. Yarvin views it at just spinning your wheels, you're not going to fix anything at these colleges as long as 90% of the staff and students are leftists. But at least Rufo is going to try to put something in action, that itself is better than just doing podcasts and Tweeting about it.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 11:49 AM (76Foq)


Yarvin's take is that the solution is found in monarchy where the sole ruler has an interest in the future as opposed to a bureaucratic state made up of short timers who want to asset strip for their retirement. However he has not been able to explain the failures of France's or Spain's total monarchies and how to keep from repeating them

I suppose that I am as guilty as anyone in decrying a political theory as both too utopian in scope, and not bringing the utopia about fast enough, but Yarvin seems to call for centralized power in the hands of "competent and invested elites" which is eerily similar to the goals of Woodrow Wilson

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 12:04 PM (xhaym)

62 CppThis has probably has the best definition of alt-right currently in place by media accounts.
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Part of it is that in Europe, the political Right were supporters of state religion and a monarch/aristocracy. In the US, instead, the political Right are what Europe would call Liberals with a twist of libertarianism. In Europe, the general term for those left of center is the Left, not Liberals.

Just one more issue where the French Revolution screwed up politics.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 12:05 PM (P5q1y)

63 If business schools are to be 'de-colonized' will discussions on how the net-zero emissions economy is destroying the environment of third world countries be allowed?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 04, 2023 12:06 PM (fs1hN)

64 In honor of Women's History Month, I recommend a book: "in Order To Live", by Yeonmi Park, who against all odds made her way out of North Korea to asylum in South Korea.
Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:46 AM (dCxaZ)

Excellent! Thanks kallisto I will check it out.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 12:06 PM (R/m4+)

65 "This too, defining conservatism as preserving the status quo. This sort of blob conservatism along with the Cold Warrior type conservatism have effectively killed this label in the US politically."
Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 11:57 AM (P5q1y)

Conservatism never should have meant never changing course or trying something different because the status quo doesn't work, that wouldn't be called conservatism but stupidity. That's the GOP and it's leadership.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:06 PM (76Foq)

66 The trouble with monarchy is it's a genetic dice roll on whether the monarch is a good one. Or does this guy want non-hereditary monarchy ala Sparta and some of the Germanic traditions? More feasible, more pragmatic, but tends to slide into nepotism because of the way political power flows around.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:08 PM (PZvjL)

67 "I suppose that I am as guilty as anyone in decrying a political theory as both too utopian in scope, and not bringing the utopia about fast enough, but Yarvin seems to call for centralized power in the hands of "competent and invested elites" which is eerily similar to the goals of Woodrow Wilson"
Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 12:04 PM (xhaym)

I'm not talking about Yarvin's worldview, that's a mix of brilliance and borderline insanity. I mean his specific take on the Rufo experiment.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:10 PM (76Foq)

68 I don't know much about Obrador but the combined IQs of Joseph R. Biden and Justin Trudeau can't be more than 170.
Posted by: N. Lurker at March 04, 2023 12:03 PM (eGTCV)


Obrador (known as AMLO) recently released a photo of what he claimed to have been a Mayan forest spirit, or fairy and claimed it was proof that spirits exist.

I used to hear about those, and similar things, from a lady who also informed me about "milk snakes" that steal milk from the cows and that you have to keep them out of the houses of women who are nursing.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 12:10 PM (xhaym)

69 65 Conservatism never should have meant never changing course or trying something different because the status quo doesn't work, that wouldn't be called conservatism but stupidity. That's the GOP and it's leadership.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:06 PM (76Foq)


OG conservative philosopher Edmund Burke really nailed the difference in a lot of his writings. But like you say, what passes for conservatism has very little in common with the very pragmatic approach outlined by Burke et al.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:11 PM (PZvjL)

70 Conservatism never should have meant never changing course or trying something different because the status quo doesn't work, that wouldn't be called conservatism but stupidity. That's the GOP and it's leadership. Posted by: lowandslow
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Part of it is that the GOP and its leadership are educated by and large now at the same elite institutions that leftists attend. Business conservatism of the status quo means that making money and not taking any risks challenging whatever leftists declare is the status quo. Quite a few GOP members are not there to legislate policy but to get rich (or richer) and make business connections. This was true of the Dems but the true leftists have now made a serious run at leading the party and may well succeed.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 12:11 PM (P5q1y)

71 RI school "teachers" union files suit against mom of 5 yr. old child. Mom wants a copy of the class curriculum:

https://tinyurl.com/yck2uwpx

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 12:12 PM (dCxaZ)

72 Whoever had "Walmart attacked by giant extinct insect from the age of dinosaurs" proceed to the cashier and collect your winnings.

https://bit.ly/3Zn5SWr

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 12:12 PM (FVME7)

73

So, is Vic dead again?

or the Return of Vic some ones sock?

Hope he's OK.

Posted by: Dr. Feelgood at March 04, 2023 12:12 PM (vD+o9)

74 MIT is hosting a debate in a few weeks on DEI. Heather MacDonald and Nadine Strossen (!!!) are arguing AGAINST DEI.

MIT can't find anyone willing to take the "PRO" side of the debate. Even MIT's own DEI people won't defend it. Harvard, next door, has 90 people in their DEI bureaucracy and a brand new "Chefe Diversity Officer", but none of them will show up.

Several professors who support DEI, one from MIT and the other from a California law school, initially accepted but have now backed out.

Can anyone suggest someone who will take the pro-side, and can debate at the level of MacDonald/Strossen?

Buehler.....

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 04, 2023 12:13 PM (rqU0G)

75 Ok, so let's agree the "alt" is short for "alternative."

This naturally raises the question "Alternative to what?"

And therein lies the opportunity to define it any way that suits your purpose, be it pejorative or otherwise.

I refuse to be party to such mushy terminology and vague language.

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 12:14 PM (DhOHl)

76 "Chefe Diversity Officer",
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that should have been "Chief Diversity Officer"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at March 04, 2023 12:14 PM (rqU0G)

77 should have been "Chief Diversity Officer"

You've just reminded me that the Harvard faculty club was one of the last places in the country to have horse on the menu (no, you can't get me to type "serve horses." We're not going there).

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 04, 2023 12:17 PM (jYCXf)

78 Let's take a look in at what was happening at Anzio this past week in 1944. From the EZ Dog journals.

Feb 28, 1944
Bright and clear in morning to fog and rain in . P.M. Had an indication Gerry was to attack in morning so preparation for defensive carried far into the night. He still doesn’t have us pushed off the (as per PW) beachhead - and I doubt very much he ever will. It’s still “tough” though.


The big German counteroffensive that had begun in mid-Feb is now losing steam. Dad spent time alternating between defensive and offensive battle plans depending on what day it was.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 04, 2023 12:17 PM (ykeLU)

79 Coveve.

Posted by: Have another cup at March 04, 2023 12:17 PM (DhOHl)

80 Alt right was a term that started about 2011 probably derived from the term 'alternative press'. Alt press was non-corporate media and generally counter-cultural. (Think those 'zines and underground publications in the '90s.) The Alt press term was subsumed by the Internet and the resulting thousands of blogs that had little to no ties to corporate media.

Alt-right just meant non-GOP establishment Right in the US, primarily those that did not believe the GOP and it's donor have conservatism in mind. Think of any number of outlets and commenters that understand that we aren't being served by the nexus of DC, media, and trans-national corporations.

For some reason, that anti-establishment term got hijacked by the Left to include saboteurs like that spencer ass. They wrapped it around him and the original anti-establishment Right in order to anathematize the surging conservative movement during the Obaka regime. The GOPe and traditional outlets let it happen of course because it was a convenient way to silence them.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 04, 2023 12:18 PM (HTCnw)

81 MIT can't find anyone to debate Heather MacDonald on this? I don't know who Nadine Strossen is but Heather MacDonald is terrible at debating. She's an amazing intellect but a terrible public speaker and debater. I haven't even heard from her in years.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:20 PM (76Foq)

82 The trouble with monarchy is it's a genetic dice roll on whether the monarch is a good one. Or does this guy want non-hereditary monarchy ala Sparta and some of the Germanic traditions? More feasible, more pragmatic, but tends to slide into nepotism because of the way political power flows around.
Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:08 PM (PZvjL)


No, the true problem with monarchy is that a state is too large to be controlled by one man, no matter how competent. He has to have a bureaucracy to run it for him, which means he is no longer a sole ruler, but a manager over established subordinates who control how the state is run. Henry VIII - Elizabeth I is a good example of this, as was Stalin - Khrushchev. The only reason they weren't worse was because they were unable to control as much power over their states.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 12:20 PM (xhaym)

83 75 Ok, so let's agree the "alt" is short for "alternative."

This naturally raises the question "Alternative to what?"

And therein lies the opportunity to define it any way that suits your purpose, be it pejorative or otherwise.

I refuse to be party to such mushy terminology and vague language. Posted by: Just Wondering
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Nice satire on conservatism. Except you left out I shan't.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 12:20 PM (P5q1y)

84 71 RI school "teachers" union files suit against mom of 5 yr. old child. Mom wants a copy of the class curriculum:

https://tinyurl.com/yck2uwpx
Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 12:12 PM (dCxaZ)

Why not just assume school curriculums are full of Marxist depravity unless school teachers and administrators can prove otherwise.

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 04, 2023 12:21 PM (eGTCV)

85 DEI, like most bad ideas emanating from the ass end of the administrative state, can't stand up on its own and its adherents know that. It only works by sneaking around in the shadows stealing stuff when nobody's looking.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:22 PM (PZvjL)

86 Somewhat related: 6Abc: Staff is 'worn out': Upper Darby School District superintendent sends message to parents. Upper Darby Superintendent Daniel McGarry wrote that recent behaviors involving students are "unsettling to say the least." Katherine Scott, Friday, March 3, 2023 1:24PM

No direct link but the letter Superintendent wrote is worth reading. (No, not my township, not my school district - and I sent my kids to Catholic schools, though not Catholic & only by working full time to afford that & also our public schools taxes which have always been outrageous in this area.)

This is a now a liberal county, but the above noted school district in particular has long 'supported' students of a wide range of backgrounds in that many languages, and more than 50 dialects, are spoken by students' families. In short, it's where many new comers to the country have found inexpensive housing & room in schools for their kids. (See UCLUP:Issa v. SD of Lancaster) But the bigger issue is "our" kids & how they've been pushed through school & now have such uncontrolled access to social media, all ages, JK-12.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 12:22 PM (GshMh)

87 "Goes to the internet and looks up "a·nath·e·ma·tize."

To denounce or curse.

Oh.

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 12:23 PM (DhOHl)

88 So, is Vic dead again?

or the Return of Vic some ones sock?

Hope he's OK.
Posted by: Dr. Feelgood

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 12:23 PM (T4tVD)

89 To show how far the left has shifted the Overton window on things, this post from the last thread:

228 Daughter, 4 grandkids and 3 of my daughter's cousins kids are coming out shortly for one last sledding lalapolooza. Time for grandpa to go do a quick maintenance check on the sleds
Posted by: Sock Monkey * hillbilly with a tude at March 04, 2023 10:53 AM

When I read the bolded part, I was already expecting the worst...

Posted by: Military Moron at March 04, 2023 12:23 PM (JCZqz)

90 I concour with Petersen's rant about the teaching license. Where I lived, before 1994,anyone with a BA could get a teaching licence after 1 year. Then in 1994vthe education/pedagogy faculties literally imposed and imposed a 3year university program with internships. Fast forward to now and there's such a shortage ,school boards are hiring applicants without the license. Sure they'll be mentored. But kinda refutes the rational no?
The shortage has been building for the last 25 years. Interestingly teachers leave after 5 years after graduation. The government is also responsible imposing all sorts of requirements for classes and report cards.

Posted by: Xavier Basora at March 04, 2023 12:24 PM (9TPwO)

91 I shan't omit it next time.

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 12:25 PM (DhOHl)

92 If one really wants to teach why not learn a trade, practice it for a while than get a job in a trade school?

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 04, 2023 12:26 PM (eGTCV)

93 1944 was a Leap Year.

Feb 29, 1944
Counter preparation caught Gerry off balance. His attack was more or less ragged against 3d. Our lines held well and took a lot of PW’s. 350 on latest report. Gerry shelled everything on the beach. 2 LST’s hit at the port. 141 [FA Bn] lost 2 guns. Light attack on SSF stopped. 30 man platoon at one place captured 4 officers and 107 EM [enlisted men] - killed 20 more - and had only three of our own men wounded slightly. Cloudy and rainy.


Correlating this entry with history.army.mil historical website (Chapter XI Anzio and Artillery), which reports:

On 29 February [the Germans] had eighteen 170-mm. guns, from which they fired 600 rounds; and on that day they fired only 12 rounds from their 2l0-mm. railroad guns. The railroad guns were freaks; but Anzio Annie symbolized a bitter truth—the Germans had in the 170-mm. a gun that outranged the best gun the Allies had, the 155-mm. Long Tom, with its maximum range of 25,700 yards.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 04, 2023 12:26 PM (ykeLU)

94 "Goes to the internet and looks up "a·nath·e·ma·tize."
To denounce or curse.
Oh.
Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 12:23 PM (DhOHl)


not "to stab with an athame" then

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 12:27 PM (xhaym)

95 Let's take a look in at what was happening at Anzio this past week in 1944. From the EZ Dog journals.

Feb 28, 1944
Bright and clear in morning to fog and rain in . P.M. Had an indication Gerry was to attack in morning so preparation for defensive carried far into the night. He still doesn’t have us pushed off the (as per PW) beachhead - and I doubt very much he ever will. It’s still “tough” though.

The big German counteroffensive that had begun in mid-Feb is now losing steam. Dad spent time alternating between defensive and offensive battle plans depending on what day it was.
Posted by: Muldoon

WOW !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 12:27 PM (T4tVD)

96 Can anyone suggest someone who will take the pro-side, and can debate at the level of MacDonald/Strossen?
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Just about anyone on the right is capable of arguing the pro side of DEI, or any left wing project. Certainly better than the average NPC who blindly accepts their programming. I suspect the left wing 'experts' do understand enough of the contra arguments to know they would lose, so much better to not have the debate and give the NPCs a reason to start questioning their programming.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at March 04, 2023 12:27 PM (fs1hN)

97 I'm sorry I forgot but trade schools are probably white privilege in action.

Posted by: N. Lurker at March 04, 2023 12:28 PM (eGTCV)

98 I'm afraid of people like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 12:29 PM (E+05M)

99 ...the Germans had in the 170-mm. a gun that outranged the best gun the Allies had, the 155-mm. Long Tom...

That's nothing! I could take 'em both! At the same time! In the same hole!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 04, 2023 12:30 PM (JCZqz)

100 Now I know why Muldoon is good at writing, his dad was a good writer.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:31 PM (76Foq)

101 The shortage has been building for the last 25 years. Interestingly teachers leave after 5 years after graduation. The government is also responsible imposing all sorts of requirements for classes and report cards.
Posted by: Xavier Basora
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Teaching is like nursing, police work, and social work. New teachers are confronted with reality after being thoroughly indoctrinated by college as to reality's opposite. So, those not really committed to working in that field and that have job alternatives leave the profession. The long term survivors are either the true believers or the pragmatists.

Posted by: whig at March 04, 2023 12:31 PM (P5q1y)

102 75:
"Alternative to what?" Alternative to mainstream. The meaning of alt-country is pretty clear: alternative to the crap - the cheezy pop with a southern accent - played on Top 40 country radio stations.

I once told some lefty asshole on Althouse that was using 'alt-right' as a pejorative that I'm not ashamed to call myself alt-right. What I mean is pretty damned right-wing, but not a fan of 95% of the Republicans in Congress. Think of them as the equivalent of the crap played on mainstream country radio. I want some right-wingery that's authentic and useful.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at March 04, 2023 12:33 PM (5GRrF)

103 98 I'm afraid of people like Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 12:29 PM

Why do you think I'm afraid of Americans?

Posted by: David Bowie at March 04, 2023 12:34 PM (JCZqz)

104 87:
Anathematize? A college classmate (1971-75) swore he was once driving around a very rural area of West Virginia and passed a yellow school bus labeled "Anathema Baptist Church".

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at March 04, 2023 12:34 PM (5GRrF)

105 Epic amount of content here.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 12:36 PM (W+kMI)

106 fighting the left is anti LIB

call me an optimist but, IMHO, the die is cast

my misadventure in Waterbury CT did not improve my personal outlook on the situation

we've gone from dumb people who realize they're dumb to dumb people who think they're smart

yeah, Whoop ass. I'm looking at your gross ass

Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 12:36 PM (us2H3)

107 One of the problems at Anzio was that the beachhead was only about 7 miles deep, so that the German artillery could sit well back, out of range of the Allies' best guns, the 155 mm Long Toms, yet still reach the rear areas, (HQ, supply depots, harbor, loading docks, etc.) effectively.
The German 170 mm guns did much more actual damage than the railroad guns of 210 to 280 mm calibers. (collectively referred to as Anzio Annie)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 04, 2023 12:37 PM (ykeLU)

108 Now I know why Muldoon is good at writing, his dad was a good writer.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 12:31 PM (76Foq)

101 The shortage has bee

Agree !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 12:37 PM (T4tVD)

109 Muldoon neat stuff. Is there enough material for a book or just these small snippets? And guess for book no major holes in diary.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 12:38 PM (xhxe8)

110 "right-wingery" I like that.
Kinda like "smart-assery."
Gonna add more "-ery" adverbs to my vocabulary.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at March 04, 2023 12:38 PM (DhOHl)

111 An honest debate of DEI programs is ultimately going to revolve around the ethics of collective-guilt laws (sippenhaft for zee Germans) and whether it's applicable in the general case of no provable link between the offenders and the people proposed to be punished for their transgressions. This position is untenable unless the other guy is a total idiot.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:39 PM (PZvjL)

112 Thanks Muldoon !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 12:39 PM (T4tVD)

113 a Mayan forest spirit, or fairy

On the other hand, many of us cherish belief in Chupacabra, or as we used to call it, The Night of The Cougar. Even after the Cheneys' fall from grace.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 04, 2023 12:40 PM (jYCXf)

114 Somewhere this week a article had letter of a common Civil War soldier and reading might think it was professional writer.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 12:41 PM (xhxe8)

115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 12:42 PM (xhxe8)

116 Attractiveness of leftism to the young. Rufo's 5 year documentary on people in Youngstown Ohio, Memphis Tennessee and Stockton California begins to change his mind about leftism.

Most leftists are in a cocoon. Exposure to real life and other perspectives quite often make continuing to believe in leftism impossible

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:43 PM (lc5cP)

117 Many of the local parents were unconcerned about the CRT and LGBTQ stuff as they thought it would be superficial to non-existent. Then the kids came home with a picture of trannies in bloody underwear with large mastectomy scars with the caption "People have periods"

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 12:43 PM (Zzbjj)

118 >>> 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?
Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 12:42 PM (xhxe

Easy, when you people won't just leave us alone!!!

Posted by: Sparkle Markle at March 04, 2023 12:43 PM (llON8)

119 106 yeah, Whoop ass. I'm looking at your gross ass
Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 12:36 PM

Beautiful at any size!!!

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at March 04, 2023 12:44 PM (JCZqz)

120 Some on the left secretly think their side has gone too far

Take a leftwing activist in say 2003. What do they want?

Gay rights - which means civil unions and protections from discrimination
Government take over of healthcare
Punitive taxes
Foreign policy tightly controlled by our "allies"

And they got all that years ago. For those that actually believed what they claimed back then they should not just be "thinking they went too far" they should be actively pushing back.

But...almost no leftists believe a damn thing they claim. Its about power. And they don't have complete control of society so there is "more work to do"

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:46 PM (lc5cP)

121 Muldoon neat stuff. Is there enough material for a book or just these small snippets?

******

Probably not enough for a historical tome, and no consistent narrative thread, but nearly two full years of almost daily entries. Some may recall that I published a fictional short novel loosely based on events mentioned in the diary and bits of my dad and his brothers, using excerpts from the diary to frame out the fictional parts. Had some whimsical to absurd plot elements, but typical Muldoon style. Titled To Save Us All From Ruin (from a line in the Guy Clark tune The Randall Knife).

Posted by: Muldoon at March 04, 2023 12:46 PM (ykeLU)

122 WE WANT BANKRUPTCEH!

Posted by: The Prince and his Instagram-loving bitch wife at March 04, 2023 12:46 PM (YdDJ9)

123 First world problem: equestrian helmets don't accommodate dreadlocks.

Film at 11.

Posted by: Breaking News at March 04, 2023 12:47 PM (DhOHl)

124 *hides Diptyque Tam Dao cologne*

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at March 04, 2023 12:47 PM (/nCD+)

125 One of the reasons why I'm down with the Euro 4 day workweek model is that an extra day would give the functional adults more time to be involved in their kids' education and other such local issues. Not hard to see most parents coming home from a long week of filling out TPS reports and not have the energy to read through all of Junior's books.

Posted by: CppThis at March 04, 2023 12:47 PM (PZvjL)

126 >>>Ok, so let's agree the "alt" is short for "alternative."

This naturally raises the question "Alternative to what?"

And therein lies the opportunity to define it any way that suits your purpose, be it pejorative or otherwise.

I refuse to be party to such mushy terminology and vague language.
Posted by: Just Wondering

Nonetheless many on the right embraced "alt right".

Meanwhile, "ctrl left", while accurate and descriptive, was rejected by the left.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at March 04, 2023 12:48 PM (4T4Yj)

127 The Russki scientist who developed the first Covid virus has been murdered. The investigation is still underway, but it looks more like a "Pelosi Playtime" scandal rather than a "Friends of Clintons/Putin" event.
https://tinyurl.com/yckscknt

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 12:49 PM (W+kMI)

128 118 >>> 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?
Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 12:42 PM (xhxe

morally ?

I fully approve

Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 12:49 PM (us2H3)

129 I.e., if a public institution mandates 5-page loyalty oaths for applicants, why......wouldn't a new Prez get rid of them?! Is the argument that it's better to talk Commies out of wanting 'em?

The GOPe eternally acts like its 2000. We need some minor budget cuts, a few corporate handouts, and a Shrub/Romney/McCain running things and everything will be just fine.

Some of them are controlled opposition, some of them are frankly stupid. But the first rule of war is you should use whatever tools are available to win. And even Trump was too afraid to do so.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:49 PM (lc5cP)

130 *snorts at "ctrl-left."*

Posted by: Just Wondering at March 04, 2023 12:50 PM (DhOHl)

131 Ok, so let's agree the "alt" is short for "alternative."

used to short for sexy

Posted by: Carol Alt at March 04, 2023 12:51 PM (us2H3)

132 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?
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"Life in the fast lane", all that jetting about, and King Charles cut off Harry for being a royal douchebag.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 12:51 PM (W+kMI)

133 Suggested a few times to the horde that we act to push back on woke/etc. Got called a glowie.

I love AOS but the 'I read blogs all day' social ecosphere does not overlap with 'I want to act on my convictions and fight the culture war'. And we must be aware of that even if we don't like it.

There are small/large/impactful actions we all can take. But you've got to do it. [Shrug]

Posted by: No nic at March 04, 2023 12:52 PM (+P7VR)

134 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan...

Everything I know about these two I learned against my will.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at March 04, 2023 12:53 PM (DhOHl)

135 The Russki scientist who developed the first Covid virus has been murdered. The investigation is still underway, but it looks more like a "Pelosi Playtime" scandal rather than a "Friends of Clintons/Putin" event.

When someone dies under mysterious circumstances in Russia you ask, was this someone acting in Putin's interests? Then you ask...in Russia's interesting? Righting a wrong?

Here in America though you don't have to go back the first answer - we consistently see people murdered that are a problem for those in the Junta and they've gotten to the point where they are intentionally rubbing in our faces.

Another Russia oligarch feel out of a high rise? Well, I mean it could happen. A DNC staffer was "mugged" to death and nothing was stolen? A Clinton associate was tied to a tree, hung, and shot with a gun in the chest and...the gun isn't there but you call it suicide? Oh sure...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:54 PM (lc5cP)

136 Six more weeks of winter, I guess.

Biden approached reporters but ran off after hearing the first question

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (FVME7)

137 Thanks for sharing, Muldoon. I always look forward to your father's war reports.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (GshMh)

138 Rufo is effective this is why the Left hates him. Note that Heavy D has picked him up and put him on staff.

I am turning to the Jesse Kelly position that it is not enough to stop or ban wokism. Those are merely holding actions. We need to retake ground. Rufous grounding in the Left helps inform him that that is how you win.

National Review's motto was standing athwart history yelling stop. And conservatives were happy with that.

You don't win wars dying for your country....

Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (pwExq)

139 You don't win wars dying for your country....
Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (pwExq)

Now you tell us

Posted by: 200k Ukrainians at March 04, 2023 12:57 PM (Zzbjj)

140 Babylon Bee, killing it:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FsQjnv9Dwco

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at March 04, 2023 12:57 PM (iKBwy)

141 I love AOS but the 'I read blogs all day' social ecosphere does not overlap with 'I want to act on my convictions and fight the culture war'. And we must be aware of that even if we don't like it.


You can see one of the core problems we face by comparing the left with the right as far as "making a difference".

Let's suppose as a leftist you want to advance the cause. There are an endless number of groups you can join, with whatever level of risk, effort, and time you want to put to them and a focus on whatever part of leftism you are most interested in.

The right? Well, we've got organizations that basically do nothing and organizations that you'll be fired from your job if people find out you are a member. Oh and there are almost no jobs for conservatives that have gotten tagged as "conservative activists" So...good luck with that.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:58 PM (lc5cP)

142 I think "alt" is used to nazify the right. Alt meaning old or traditional, as opposed to the hip leftist right exemplified by Ryan.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 12:59 PM (Zzbjj)

143 Didn't we do just about everything possible to stop Russia from distributing its C19 vaccine to several nations? (A rhetorical Q.)

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 12:59 PM (GshMh)

144 You know what's cool? Taking your family drama onto TikTok.

https://bit.ly/3kUuN4J

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:00 PM (FVME7)

145 Oh and there are almost no jobs for conservatives that have gotten tagged as "conservative activists" So...good luck with that.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 12:58 PM (lc5cP)

They are hard to get, as too many organizations fear that their new zealous employees will run to the DNC with info.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:00 PM (Zzbjj)

146 >>>Who's afraid of the conservative activist?

>Nobody. I believe the last time one was spotted, it was riding a unicorn with a chupacabra on January 6th.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 01:00 PM (Jg7EG)

147 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?
Posted by: Skip

For middle class whiples, it means you are out of money and will lose everything you have.

For the rich and minorities, it's just an accounting tax dodge...

Posted by: Dr. Feelgood at March 04, 2023 01:01 PM (vD+o9)

148 I'm with the guy who was claiming the teaching of English Lit has gone downhill. It's easy to claim the DEI/Woke/ the MESSAGE stuff has done it, but the decline started long before it. I learned more about good literature from my own solitary forays into the school and public library than I did in English Lit class at any level of education. After a while I felt convinced that English Lit classes were designed to get kids turned off to reading for pleasure and self-enlightenment. It seemed like everything being assigned was pessimistic, fatalistic, and often displayed a self-loathing for Western Civilization along with an ignorance for how precious and fragile that civilization was to have. (And people wonder how LOTR got to be an all-time best seller...) This was all in the Eighties and Nineties, long before the DEI idiots got their degrees.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:02 PM (W+kMI)

149 Didn't we do just about everything possible to stop Russia from distributing its C19 vaccine to several nations? (A rhetorical Q.)

At one point the US intervened in Brazil where one of the largest states there was trying to decide between the Russian and Chinese vaccines. Of course the US intervened in favor of the Chinese one. The odd part of this?

The Russia vaccine is based on the J&J one. The FNM tells me the Chinese one, which is actually a real vaccine, doesn't work.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:02 PM (lc5cP)

150 AOC Rages At Biden Over DC Crime Bill: “F*cking Amateur Hour”

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This is what she's mad about?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:04 PM (FVME7)

151 Thanks for sharing, Muldoon. I always look forward to your father's war reports.
Posted by: Lola

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at March 04, 2023 01:04 PM (T4tVD)

152 125. A lousy excuse, imo.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 01:04 PM (GshMh)

153 139 You don't win wars dying for your country....
Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (pwExq)

Now you tell us
Posted by: 200k Ukrainians at March 04, 2023 12:57 PM (Zzbjj)

point of order!!

point of order !!!

Posted by: Putin at March 04, 2023 01:06 PM (us2H3)

154 The Left is a big protective ecosystem. Look at Strzok getting picked up to teach Ethics in Government at Georgetown. Or any number of those crooks paid by the MSM. The right just barely has think tanks to provide fallback. I mean Netflix gave the Obamas $60M for...something.

Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 01:06 PM (pwExq)

155 National Review's motto was standing athwart history yelling stop. And conservatives were happy with that.

You don't win wars dying for your country....
Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 12:55 PM (pwExq)

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Agree. I came to the same conclusion years ago. Which told me Buckley was happy losing gracefully. “Losing gracefully” ought to be the conservative motto.

I consider to think myself as a “moral national populist” rather than conservative nowadays.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 01:06 PM (cMXNt)

156 North Korea is a great example of a modern "monarchy" all wrapped up in "socialism". Kim Jong Dong took over from his dad Kim Jong Double Dong who took over from his dad Kim Jong Long Dong all the while proclaiming The Dongs are all working "For The People" and giving them the "Best Dong".

Pretty brilliant until they run out of Dongs.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 01:08 PM (R/m4+)

157 The Russia vaccine is based on the J&J one. The FNM tells me the Chinese one, which is actually a real vaccine, doesn't work.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:02 PM (lc5cP)

IIRC the J&J vac was not an mRNA shot

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:08 PM (Zzbjj)

158 Hollywood not woke enough?

California Proposes Withholding New Tax Credits From Hollywood Productions Unless They “Set Ethnic, Racial, and Gender Diversity Goals”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:09 PM (FVME7)

159 @150 yes. She doesn't care about DC and how it is governed. She only cares about Leftist power. She can't be bothered to know - or acknowledge - that the Constitution gives Congress jurisdiction over DC. All she knows is that Biden gave the Republicans a win.

Posted by: blaster at March 04, 2023 01:09 PM (pwExq)

160 Rumor: TV Show Based on Harry Potter Spin-off Game “Hogwarts Legacy” in Development at HBO Max

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Well, history's greatest monster did sell her soul to Satan.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:10 PM (FVME7)

161 Agree. I came to the same conclusion years ago. Which told me Buckley was happy losing gracefully. “Losing gracefully” ought to be the conservative motto.

I think the argument during the cold war was to make peace with the New Deal welfare state while defeating the Soviet Union - which make some sense.

So 1991 is a critical date. Both the right and the left lost what had been the most important issue of the day. The Left eventually decided to embrace a variant of Chinese communism and decadence that would make Slaanesh blanch and the right...did jack shit.

Of course by 1999 the GOP was controlled opposition...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:10 PM (lc5cP)

162 147 115 Former Prince Harry and Megan declare bankruptcy
How is that possible?
Posted by: Skip

For middle class whiples, it means you are out of money and will lose everything you have.

For the rich and minorities, it's just an accounting tax dodge...
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Yeah, the gruesome twosome is most likely doing a Chapter 13 bad credit purge. But they're not really bankrupt, just living beyond their means. If they lived smaller, traded in the fancy cars for a mere BMW, and didn't go to freakin' Davos and other meetings of the glitterati, they'd be in the black. But self-aware social butterflies have to be self-aware social butterflies, I guess.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:11 PM (W+kMI)

163 IIRC the J&J vac was not an mRNA shot

J&J is a Frankenvirus, but no not an mRNA shot. The Chinese shot is an actual COVID viron

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:12 PM (lc5cP)

164 there is a dearth of Let it Burn advocates in the media

Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 01:12 PM (us2H3)

165 What also scares me are the multitudes of closet gays and Globalists at CPAC.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (E+05M)

166 There are small/large/impactful actions we all can take. But you've got to do it. [Shrug]
Posted by: No nic at March 04, 2023 12:52 PM (+P7VR)



I believe the floor is open. I've been practicing Irish Democracy for quite a while according to my 11 points.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

167 I'm going to repeat my list to stimulate other's contributions

There is a lot you can do against Leviathan without even sticking your neck out. Some thoughts in no particular order:

1. Stop buying stuff
2. Do only what the government directly compels you to do. Do not voluntarily cooperate Do not volunteer information.
3. Pay in cash with a winkwink
4. Cheat the government whenever possible
5. Steal all your entertainment
6. If you know of tax cheating, keep your mouth shut
7. If called to jury, refuse to convict if you think the law unjust
8. Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so. Never miss an opportunity to quietly do a Commie dirty.
9. If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere
10. Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies
11. Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.

Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

168 >>>Hollywood not woke enough?

>What criteria is used to determine if CGI an AI is woke enough?

Ha! Let it all burn. On the bright side, the labor department tells us we need more coffee baristas on Row-Day-Oh Drive.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 01:14 PM (Jg7EG)

169 11. Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.

Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

Kid2 has been giving friends ammo as hostess gifts, but Spouse2 is military

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:15 PM (Zzbjj)

170 158 Hollywood not woke enough?

California Proposes Withholding New Tax Credits From Hollywood Productions Unless They “Set Ethnic, Racial, and Gender Diversity Goals”
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I thought Hollyweird was doing that already, based on an average survey of films from the past ten years or so. But I guess it's never good enough for Big Brother. I'm thinking this means more movies made in Eastern Europe, North Carolina, and Vancouver.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:15 PM (W+kMI)

171 So 1991 is a critical date. Both the right and the left lost what had been the most important issue of the day. The Left eventually decided to embrace a variant of Chinese communism and decadence that would make Slaanesh blanch and the right...did jack shit.

Of course by 1999 the GOP was controlled opposition...
Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:10 PM (lc5cP)

————

Agree again. If you looking for an event, fall of the Berlin Wall would work.

I think Newt getting kicked out as SoH in favor of a pedophile was the final nail in coffin. Everything after that was just going through the motions.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 01:16 PM (cMXNt)

172 11. Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.

Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)


Sage advice during these trying times.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 01:16 PM (E+05M)

173 I have never lost money on a firearm. I have given away ammo during the various panics so that has cost me a bit.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

174 7. If called to jury, refuse to convict if you think the law unjust

The fact that conservative people generally don't do this drives me nuts.

We've discussed at length how conservatives can't get justice in DC because the left just decides guilt on whether you are a conservative or not.

And yet even in red areas people will vote to convict conservatives for violating bull shit laws. Remember the guy that got 19 years for stealing a gay flag...in Kansas? I bet most of the jurors voted for Trump, would say the gay agenda is destroying the country, and yet all voted to convict the guy.

"I just don't see evidence beyond a reasonable doubt" and stick with that no matter what evidence is presented.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:17 PM (lc5cP)

175 Amateur Hour was the DC Council. They didn't need to do anything. There isn't any need to change any sentencing laws, nobody follows them anyways. Just keep hiring progressive prosecutors and judges so the revolving door criminals use goes around faster.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:17 PM (76Foq)

176 Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

any good citizen that needs me is SOL

Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 01:17 PM (us2H3)

177 Mao said "power grows from the barrel of a gun"...was he wrong?

Posted by: BignJames at March 04, 2023 01:17 PM (AwYPR)

178 Stronk women.

Eight Players Removed From Game Following Bench-Clearing Incident In SEC Women's Basketball Tournament

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (FVME7)

179 133. There are small/large/impactful actions we all can take. But you've got to do it. [Shrug]
Posted by: No nic

You're not wrong but most of us have no idea what impactful actions others are taking. The Horde is like any other community...leaders, followers, wirkers, yada, yada. Just be glad it exists & there are many interesting & knowledgeable folks.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (GshMh)

180 173 I have never lost money on a firearm. I have given away ammo during the various panics so that has cost me a bit.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

So it does make a nice and thoughtful gift

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (Zzbjj)

181 Per my policy when Muldoon posts some of his dad's war diary, a brief log entry from the B-26 pilot for March 3, 1945:

"Target was a motor pool in town of Schwelm. P.F.F. Weak flak on way in. No damage. Carried incendiaries. Mission number 41. 4:10"

Posted by: rhomboid at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (OTzUX)

182 158 a woke tax , causing movies to suck more, profits go down, tax revenue decreases Victory! Might actually be good to see Hollywood destroyed

Posted by: Smell the Glove at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (lReCd)

183 That's right, CPAC is going on. Remember when that was a thing?

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (76Foq)

184
Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

——-

That’s a good list, I saved it for reflection

I’d almost say one additional step:

Flatten the tires of anyone with leftist bumper stickers on his car.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (cMXNt)

185 So it does make a nice and thoughtful gift
Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (Zzbjj)



Everyone smiles receiving a 50 of Europellets or a couple of full mags of M855.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:20 PM (yQpMk)

186 Speaking of firearms, PSA has a compact 9mm Dagger with 10 15rnd mags and a carrying case for less than $400. Many colors as well.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 01:20 PM (E+05M)

187 Best I can make out for "P.F.F." is that it means "Pathfinder Force". It is referenced in about half of the log entries. Not clear to me yet if his plane was part of that force on these missions, or if target was marked by them for his strikes. I'm thinking the latter.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 04, 2023 01:20 PM (OTzUX)

188 I guess they're databased.

Reports Shows NFL Films "Maintained A Database" Of Risque Shots Of Cheerleaders

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:21 PM (FVME7)

189 I’d almost say one additional step:

Flatten the tires of anyone with leftist bumper stickers on his car.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (cMXNt)


Hmm. That may be covered under Pt.8.

8. Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so. Never miss an opportunity to quietly do a Commie dirty.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:21 PM (yQpMk)

190 I'm giving a wedding gift of 200 rds 9mm fmj.

Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 01:22 PM (0G42s)

191 "Eight Players Removed From Game Following Bench-Clearing Incident In SEC Women's Basketball Tournament"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (FVME7)

I didn't see the words 'cheerleader fight' so I'm not searching for that story.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:22 PM (76Foq)

192 8. Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so. Never miss an opportunity to quietly do a Commie dirty.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:21 PM (yQpMk)


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Your right!

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at March 04, 2023 01:22 PM (GQVSu)

193 The whole point of my points, in a manner of speaking, is to fuck the system at little risk to yourself.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:23 PM (yQpMk)

194 8. Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so. Never miss an opportunity to quietly do a Commie dirty.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:21 PM (yQpMk)


that's what's great about titty bars

they're almost all Rooskies

Posted by: REDACTED at March 04, 2023 01:23 PM (us2H3)

195 190 I'm giving a wedding gift of 200 rds 9mm fmj.
Posted by: Eromero at March 04, 2023 01:22 PM (0G42s)

So there you go, kid2 is correct.

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:23 PM (Zzbjj)

196 "Reports Shows NFL Films "Maintained A Database" Of Risque Shots Of Cheerleaders"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:21 PM (FVME7)

I demand they be released along with the 1/6 videos.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:24 PM (76Foq)

197 Heck with guns and ammo - should have bought primers prior to The Great Idiocy. Easy 300-400% return in a year or two.

Have only sold one gun, a Mosin that was kind of a "mistake" (wrong year of production for what I was actually seeking, my error), along with a spam can of Soviet surplus ammo. Surely more than doubled my $ on both, though that wasn't the idea, I just priced things at prevailing market prices at the time.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 04, 2023 01:25 PM (OTzUX)

198 >>>That's right, CPAC is going on. Remember when that was a thing?

>Because party tribalism and warring factions are always a winning combination in the general.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 01:25 PM (Jg7EG)

199
Good Citizens are chumps.

This has been the case for quite some time but the stark truth of it has become more glaringly obvious in recent years.

Posted by: Longtime chump, in recovery at March 04, 2023 01:26 PM (YdDJ9)

200 I thought Hollyweird was doing that already, based on an average survey of films from the past ten years or so. But I guess it's never good enough for Big Brother. I'm thinking this means more movies made in Eastern Europe, North Carolina, and Vancouver.
Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:15 PM (W+kMI)


The Comics Code Authority, adopted by the publishing industry in response to the Senate investigation on horror comics, closed down a lot of horror comics pretty much overnight, and a lot of them went to Mad Magaizine, making that magazine one of the highest quality humor magazines.
DIE will probably push smaller actors into working outside of Hollywood where they might get better wages, and may also have them work for startups like Angel Studios

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 01:26 PM (xhaym)

201 167 I'm going to repeat my list to stimulate other's contributions

There is a lot you can do against Leviathan without even sticking your neck out. Some thoughts in no particular order:
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It's a good list covering the non-feeding of Leviathan. I practice most of them myself. But sometimes sticking one's neck out is required, as per Florida. We stopped taking the Angry Activist Left at their word, and let them do what they wanted to do. See where that got us today. Sometimes we have to look those wild-eyed angry people in the eye and say "NO you can't, NO you won't!"

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:26 PM (W+kMI)

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Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:26 PM (yQpMk)

203 That's right, CPAC is going on. Remember when that was a thing?
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:19 PM (76Foq)

I think a friend of mine gets his CPAC free in the mail along with his GentleGlide catheters. I think he's getting a Hoveround next.

He said it's all free or at little cost to him.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 04, 2023 01:27 PM (R/m4+)

204 36 I'm kind of in between Rufo's outlook and Curtin Yarvin's take on it. Yarvin views it at just spinning your wheels, you're not going to fix anything at these colleges as long as 90% of the staff and students are leftists. But at least Rufo is going to try to put something in action, that itself is better than just doing podcasts and Tweeting about it.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 11:49 AM (76Foq)

Yarvin is one to talk about realistic goals. His yearning for a monarchy makes Catholic integralists look downright mundane. And it's no solution; have you seen modern monarchs? Charles III, anyone? You need to change the culture first, which he deems impossible. If Yarvin were working for the other side, what would he do differently?

Rufo is a national hero. It takes a special courage to do what he does. Most conservatives would rather charge unarmed into a Fallujah terrorist bunker than take on an online cancel mob. He's not just conducting a late-night college bull session, he's actively changing things. He deserves a Medal of Freedom. It's time for conservatives to stop hunkering down and start going on the offensive. Nonviolently, of course. He's showing the way.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at March 04, 2023 01:27 PM (1gif2)

205 74. Sam Brinton.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 01:27 PM (GshMh)

206 135:
The Russian scientist who developed their Covid vaccine did not die "under mysterious circumstances". The story is that he hired a "rent boy" for a whole night, then refused to pay what the rent boy demanded in the morning, so he strangled him.

This could, of course, be a lie, but I don't think so. Russians love to say that homosexuality is a vice of the decadent Satanic west, and good patriotic Russians are all straight as a . . . what's something really straight? A sunbeam? If it's a lie and a cover story for something worse, I shudder to think what that could have been.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at March 04, 2023 01:29 PM (5GRrF)

207 >>>>That's right, CPAC is going on. Remember when that was a thing?

I guess "it's okay for gays to adopt" Schlapp and his butt boy crew are giving Nikki Halley every opportunity to be a success. Too bad she's as dull as a cinder block and sucks at pretty much everything she attempts.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 01:29 PM (E+05M)

208 >>>I didn't see the words 'cheerleader fight' so I'm not searching for that story.

Posted by: lowandslow

>Women's basketball. They fight like pigeons over a 2-day old pizza crust.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 01:29 PM (Jg7EG)

209 177 Mao said "power grows from the barrel of a gun"...was he wrong?
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No, he was very much right, and since the PLA had a lot of guns, he was able to prove it! And like Toyotomi Hideyoshi, once Mao had benefitted from the support of an armed peasantry, he disarmed them so that power couldn't be used against him. The Angry Activist Left learned about Mao at home and school, which is why Gun Control has been shoved in our collective faces.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:30 PM (W+kMI)

210 10. Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies

I do that with a vengeance. Unfortunately, they pass every single time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 04, 2023 01:30 PM (Xrfse)

211 Eromero that is a sweet present, they will appreciate

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 01:31 PM (xhxe8)

212 Without plunging any further into this, while of course Rufo is doing great stuff, as usual in this area I find a great part of it all "over-determined" - elaborate structures of ideas and plenty of high-falutin' terminology and references that are all completely in excess of what's required and what's going on.

Racism and racial discrimination and totalitarian practices are all repugnant, and speak for themselves (and this is clearly, and only, what "CRT" and related nonsense are). And yet while vastly overly academic and even stilted, lots of common sloppy errors are still thrown in ("this is Marxism" - medium-length boring explanation needed, but a head-shaker).

And just look at a few sentences of that absurd biz school material. Slave labor and plantation economics are the antithesis of capitalism - obviously - it's just utterly retarded, illiterate nonsense posing as history or serious thinking.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 04, 2023 01:31 PM (OTzUX)

213 181. Thank you, too.

Posted by: Lola at March 04, 2023 01:31 PM (GshMh)

214 Posted by: Rusty Trawler at March 04, 2023 01:27 PM (1gif2)

Why are arguing with me when you don't know my views on any of that stuff? I can't mention Curtis Yarvin without getting a lecture?

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:32 PM (76Foq)

215 Garden is nood

Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 01:33 PM (Zzbjj)

216 210 10. Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies

I do that with a vengeance. Unfortunately, they pass every single time.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 04, 2023 01:30 PM (Xrfse)

Same here. "A referendum to increase by one-half cent the tax on" FUCK NO. But people are fucking stupid and keep voting to feed the beast.

Posted by: They already have way more money than they should at March 04, 2023 01:34 PM (YdDJ9)

217 exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:02 PM

It wasn't before the Marxists and post-modernists.

Posted by: KT at March 04, 2023 01:35 PM (rrtZS)

218 >>Same here. "A referendum to increase by one-half cent the tax on" FUCK NO. But people are fucking stupid and keep voting to feed the beast.

Suburban Karen's love school and library taxes. Where else will other tax payers fund their child daycare.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at March 04, 2023 01:36 PM (E+05M)

219 Why are arguing with me when you don't know my views on any of that stuff? I can't mention Curtis Yarvin without getting a lecture?
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:32 PM (76Foq)


Where did you think you were?

Try discussing Libertarianism instead, and learn what dogpiling really feels like.

I think the arguments are not that you are wrong, but that Yarvin is wrongheaded. Nice guy and insightful, but I am not convinced he has steelmaned his arguments.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 01:37 PM (xhaym)

220 182 158 a woke tax , causing movies to suck more, profits go down, tax revenue decreases Victory! Might actually be good to see Hollywood destroyed
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The implosion is real, and the Hollyweird suits are feeling the pinch. Disney got the most attention for boardroom GoT intrigue and getting the beatdown in Florida, but the others are feeling the lack of interest and active disinterest from the consumers. Not to mention the fact that it's an intentionally caused recession to, but the entertainment industry is cutting coasts and canning projects while trying to come up with something that will generate even a modest profit.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:39 PM (W+kMI)

221 Most of Yarvin's views are ridiculous, all I meant was I kinda share his specific views on the Rufo experiment. The chances of it doing any actual good is very, very slim. I know his attempt to fix New College will fail, you're not fixing it when 95% of it is filled with leftists.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:43 PM (76Foq)

222 191 "Eight Players Removed From Game Following Bench-Clearing Incident In SEC Women's Basketball Tournament"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (FVME7)

I didn't see the words 'cheerleader fight' so I'm not searching for that story.
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Yeah, because copying the NBA in that fashion will sell more tickets. Bill Burr was right the WNBA gets no attention and no $$$ because the feminists don't watch professional sports. Don't know, don't care, now tell me how the Reds are going to screw over their pitching lineup again this year.

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:44 PM (W+kMI)

223 Yarvin isn't wrong-headed. He's incomprehensible. In addition to be parodically verbose. There is no "there" there.

He's fine on individual narrow topics and alternate readings of history.

But intentionally and utterly non-systematic and preposterous.

"Is our Cathedral a two-stroke or four-stroke engine?"

Jfc

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 04, 2023 01:47 PM (fRHst)

224 And yet even in red areas people will vote to convict conservatives for violating bull shit laws. Remember the guy that got 19 years for stealing a gay flag...in Kansas? I bet most of the jurors voted for Trump, would say the gay agenda is destroying the country, and yet all voted to convict the guy.

"I just don't see evidence beyond a reasonable doubt" and stick with that no matter what evidence is presented.
Posted by: 18-1 at March 04, 2023 01:17 PM (lc5cP)

Contrary to popular belief, KS, and also NE are NOT considered conservative states. They are very much into FDR and Grange worship.

Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 04, 2023 01:48 PM (BdMk6)

225 206 135:
The Russian scientist who developed their Covid vaccine did not die "under mysterious circumstances". The story is that he hired a "rent boy" for a whole night, then refused to pay what the rent boy demanded in the morning, so he strangled him.

This could, of course, be a lie, but I don't think so. Russians love to say that homosexuality is a vice of the decadent Satanic west, and good patriotic Russians are all straight as a . . . what's something really straight? A sunbeam? If it's a lie and a cover story for something worse, I shudder to think what that could have been.
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The people who cross Putin or one of his minions tend to die in ways that make it damn clear that the victim had offended the wrong people. Some Russki boytoy (or the boytoy's pimp) strangling the good prof over nonpayment doesn't seem like the Putinista way. (Not that it won't be used to remind Russians that LGBTQ+ is accursed and the West is led by perverts.)

Posted by: exdem13 at March 04, 2023 01:50 PM (W+kMI)

226 221 Most of Yarvin's views are ridiculous, all I meant was I kinda share his specific views on the Rufo experiment. The chances of it doing any actual good is very, very slim. I know his attempt to fix New College will fail, you're not fixing it when 95% of it is filled with leftists.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:43 PM (76Foq)

I agree that personnell is policy. It's probably the one thing I actually believe.

NASA spinning off SpaceX. And Musk firing and firing and firing at Twitter offer two workable alternatives, I think.

And the creation of a parallel institution like Space Force to compete for resources and mandates offers another.

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 04, 2023 01:51 PM (fRHst)

227 Contrary to popular belief, KS, and also NE are NOT considered conservative states. They are very much into FDR and Grange worship.
Posted by: Dr. Pork Chops & Bacons at March 04, 2023 01:48 PM (BdMk6)

Huge Kobach fan here. He is doing great things and got elected finally over top of GOPe massive opposition.

Posted by: Thesokorus at March 04, 2023 01:53 PM (fRHst)

228 I did finally figure out it's really the best scenario if Fetterman stays indefinitely at Walter-Reed, keeps his position and doesn't vote ever for as long as he can.

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 02:07 PM (xhxe8)

229 I have gotten into the weeds watching videos on alt-history. There are people who believe that all of our history of civilization was forged from lies about a thousand years ago. There was never a Roman Empire for instance.

I mostly sit here agog watching it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 02:08 PM (yQpMk)

230 "Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent."

does make sense to buy ammo, but a government money market now pays 4.3%. Good to keep some cash on hand as well, but keeping $10k in cash at home would now cost about $430 a year.

Diversity is dumb as a hiring practice, but good when it comes to "prepping". I try to buy useful/productive things ... tools, solar panels, equipment, etc.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 04, 2023 02:12 PM (Cus5s)

231 I try and stay with actual history videos

Posted by: Skip at March 04, 2023 02:15 PM (xhxe8)

232 "Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent."

does make sense to buy ammo, but a government money market now pays 4.3%.
Posted by: illiniwek at March 04, 2023 02:12 PM (Cus5s)


Yeah, it is a slightly dated list.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 02:18 PM (yQpMk)

233 Kellyanne Conway Finally Divorces “Extremely Unattractive Loser” Lincoln Project’s George Conway – President Trump Responds

Posted by: SMOD at March 04, 2023 02:19 PM (RovqD)

234 Hi All - haven't commented here in quite a while, but the B-school piece set me off. I teach Finance at a b-school in a smallish liberal arts college (yep - the belly of the beast) somewhere in the East. And I'm fortunate in having a Dean who is even more conservative/libertarian than I am.

There's an increasing amount of DEI crap (look for the word "Stakeholders" and you'll find it) snaking its way into the B-school curriculum. One of my good friends (one of the few Deans at a major B-school ) twisted a lot of panties when he made a VERY long response on the AACSB forun in defense of what used to be non-controversial idea that "the only responsibility of a business is to maximize the wealth of its shareholders").

He and my Dean (an old-school conservative/libertarian economist) were writing an essay on the topic, but they had to shelve it because my friend was in the running for a university president position, and letting that be known would have been a death-knell.

I go up for tenure at my current school this year - if I get it, I'll take over my friend's role in writing the piece, since I have no desire to move up the ladder.

Posted by: RightWingProf at March 04, 2023 02:25 PM (WxcER)

235 221 Most of Yarvin's views are ridiculous, all I meant was I kinda share his specific views on the Rufo experiment. The chances of it doing any actual good is very, very slim. I know his attempt to fix New College will fail, you're not fixing it when 95% of it is filled with leftists.
Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 01:43 PM (76Foq)


When the left started their march through the institutions, everyone laughed at them. America seemed so solidly conservative, it didn't seem like they had any chance at all. And of course many of their early efforts (and later ones too) failed. But they doggedly and persistently kept at it. And gradually, fittingly at first, gained ground. And now, some 100 years later, they control virtually everything.

You can't say of every measure, "Well, this won't win the whole war, so why bother trying?" We need to keep trying all sorts of things, and when something fails, learn from it and try again. It's the only way to win in the long run. But it will take a long time, maybe as long as it took the left to win. It won't happen unless we start somewhere, sometime.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at March 04, 2023 02:27 PM (1gif2)

236 "Kellyanne Conway Finally Divorces “Extremely Unattractive Loser” Lincoln Project’s George Conway – President Trump Responds"
Posted by: SMOD at March 04, 2023 02:19 PM (RovqD)

I didn't expect Trump to have a good take on her divorce but what surprised me is how many "conservatives" followed Trump's lead and acted like this is some big win to be celebrated. It ain't.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 02:31 PM (76Foq)

237 I just hate disableists

Posted by: SMOD at March 04, 2023 02:32 PM (RovqD)

238 I watched a video that argued that Jesus was killed in the 8th or 9th Century AD because all the Medieval Paintings show the, so called "Roman Soldiers" wearing Late Byzantine or Spanish armor.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

239 167 I'm going to repeat my list to stimulate other's contributions

There is a lot you can do against Leviathan without even sticking your neck out. Some thoughts in no particular order....

Good Citizens are chumps.

They need us more than we need them.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at March 04, 2023 01:13 PM (yQpMk)

Great list. I would just add, buy books, music and movies/TV shows in "hard copy" format. If you stream or watch/read everything online or in digital format, you will eventually lose access to everything remotely conservative. And what won't be removed from circulation will be rewritten/reedited to match contemporary "sensibilities" (i.e., wokeified). See what they're doing to Roald Dahl's books, for example.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at March 04, 2023 02:33 PM (1gif2)

240 George Conway went mentally ill.

Posted by: That Northern skulker at March 04, 2023 02:41 PM (VdGjU)

241 Tom Sizemore was Hunter Biden's brother from another mother.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 02:44 PM (Jg7EG)

242 I went to Kollidge for six years and never heard the term "stakeholder," even among radicals. It came exclusively from the MBA's of the Employee Involvement squirt.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 04, 2023 02:46 PM (jYCXf)

243 In the B-schools, different departments view DEI crap in very different ways. Economics and Finance generally think it's ridiculous. Accounting is usually close to Econ/Finance. Marketing is in the middle, and Management can be downright socialist.

Posted by: RightWingProf at March 04, 2023 02:50 PM (WxcER)

244 Eight Players Removed From Game Following Bench-Clearing Incident In SEC Women's Basketball Tournament
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at March 04, 2023 01:18 PM (FVME7)
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Monoamine oxidase 2R allele found among females of diversity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 04, 2023 02:55 PM (YqDXo)

245 At a Sunday Mass two weeks ago, one of the intercessions was along the lines of "Lord, end racism and our privilege." A few days later, we had the first meeting of our newly-formed Worship Commission. A couple of us started asking where do these intercessions come from and who vets them? The parish staff member present didn't really have an answer, other than so-an-so gets them from an unknown source.

Well, I got voted-in as Chairman for the Worship Commission and immediately emailed the parish staff member that the intercession was not in keeping with orthodox teaching of the Catholic Church. We have a meeting next week.

Our regional Worship Commission meets in two weeks and the Pastor is supposed to be present. I plan to make this an issue: CRT violates Church dogma (we are granted different gifts by God, and to claim privilege cuts-out God from the equation).

God has a sense of humor. If you'd have told me a decade ago that I was going be fighting heresy, I'd have laughed at you. I wasn't even a devout Catholic back then.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 04, 2023 02:56 PM (pJWtt)

246 If you'd have told me a decade ago that I was going be fighting heresy, I'd have laughed at you.

I think that goes for many other things we are witnessing here in 2023. Sometimes the naked evil on display is hard to process, both mentally and spiritually. I applaud your efforts, RBC.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 04, 2023 03:05 PM (Xrfse)

247 You can't say of every measure, "Well, this won't win the whole war, so why bother trying?" [ . . . ] It's the only way to win in the long run. But it will take a long time, maybe as long as it took the left to win. It won't happen unless we start somewhere, sometime.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at March 04, 2023 02:27 PM (1gif2)


I agree, change requires both a different future and a different understanding of now, and lasting change is not sudden and abrupt, unless it is at the level of loosing a leg, and that is not so much change as it is a tragedy.
my concern with Yarvin is that he seems to be calling for a Progressive framework for society, pinning the responsibility on Hoppe, and claiming it is something else. I would be interested in it if he show that he really is talking about something else, but I haven't seen it yet.

Even Hoppe only claims that monarchy is slightly better than a democracy, but has also stated that any state violates its self claimed purposes and violates all social contracts it uses to justify its actions. Mind you, I LIKE Hoppe, I just think he is wrong about some of his stuff, and he hasn't convinced me different so far.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 04, 2023 03:07 PM (xhaym)

248 I teach at a public high school in Texas, and I never had to take a single day of education classes in college.

Got my certificate by getting hired at a large charter school organization in Houston and then getting on-the-job training via PD during my first year teaching.

The organization I worked for and most of my co workers had an extreme left wing bias, but the training I went through was very practical and neutral about lesson planning, classroom engagement and behavior management. I was ready for them to try their Marxist indoctrination on me but it never happened.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at March 04, 2023 03:07 PM (dQfJF)

249 Yeah it figures Rufo was a liberal. Only Leftys know how to fight

Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

So conversions are good for the movement.


Posted by: CN at March 04, 2023 11:27 AM

Dana Loesch was also a rabid liberal. She attributes much of her conversion to conservatism thanks to her husband Chris helping her to see the light.

Which is probably another big reason that the Left worked tirelessly to demonize men/males. Because they do a good job at helping foolish girls/women to see the error of their liberal ways and convert them to the ways of logic, reason and rationality.

"Behind every good man is a good woman" may be true, but I if it is also a truism that "behind every good conservative woman is a good conservative man who helped her become conservative"...

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 04, 2023 03:17 PM (Do5/p)

250 "Dana Loesch was also a rabid liberal. She attributes much of her conversion to conservatism thanks to her husband Chris helping her to see the light."


I always thought Chris got really lucky with her, really punching above his weight. Now she's ruined her physical appearance. Why? Why do women do that?

Posted by: lowandslow at March 04, 2023 03:25 PM (76Foq)

251 Did anyone scroll down to Russel Brand?
It's well worth the watch.
Too bad we have no one on the right who can articulate against the left as well as he does.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1632029160242544641

Posted by: Braenyard at March 04, 2023 03:25 PM (XbH2s)

252 >>> "Behind every good man is a good woman" may be true, but I if it is also a truism that "behind every good conservative woman is a good conservative man who helped her become conservative"...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton
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"Behind every good man is a good woman"
_In Christianity, woman is the nurturer.

"behind every good conservative woman is a good conservative man who helped her become conservative"
_In Christianity, In front of the woman is the man providing and leading the way.

You nailed it.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 04, 2023 03:32 PM (XbH2s)

253 >>>Who's afraid of the conservative activist?

>Nobody. I believe the last time one was spotted, it was riding a unicorn with a chupacabra on January 6th.


Posted by: Dr. Bone at March 04, 2023 01:00 PM

Conservative activists? I don't think they exist.

Posted by: Dread Pirate Westley at March 04, 2023 04:06 PM (Do5/p)

254 "I went to Kollidge for six years and never heard the term "stakeholder," even among radicals. It came exclusively from the MBA's of the Employee Involvement squirt."

imo it is a good concept, but stolen and perverted, like the left does to every good thing.

A successful local business may be a benefactor or philanthropist for the community, in which he is a stakeholder. But that is when local was sovereign, state was sovereign. The current "stake holders" are aligned with globalist (commie) interests that seek totalitarian control.

They falsely claim to be doing it for the greater good ... they are evil counterfeits. They want to drive a stake in the heart of Lady Liberty, so they can enjoy total mafia style control.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 04, 2023 04:54 PM (Cus5s)

255 "12 1 Yeah it figures Rufo was a liberal. Only Leftys know how to fight
Posted by: kallisto at March 04, 2023 11:15 AM (dCxaZ)

So conversions are good for the movement."
Posted by: CN
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I give you St. Paul, AKA Saul of Tarsus.

Posted by: buddhaha at March 04, 2023 06:34 PM (8UsxE)

256 Eighties can't get off the Narrative Line. Lots of red meat, but no action.

Posted by: Tom C at March 04, 2023 10:02 PM (wW832)

257 Righties, not Eighties

Posted by: Tom C at March 04, 2023 10:03 PM (wW832)

258 I don't know why I type this. I did not intend to watch the interview, but KT's breakdown got me interested. Thanks KT.

1. Missing context - JP was critical of FLA gov. dictating acceptable speech. I think this stems from his experience in Can., and is a blindspot for him. I think Ronny D. is 100% correct.

2. Missing logic - How did this happen? They go into the mechanics (teaching colleges, evil plans,..) but only superficially. The missing factor is the funding. This also applies to "Whole word," and Whole language" pedagogy - this happened because of federal funding.
Schools get massive funds through the feds (Thanks Jimmah!) for targeted programs and the schools never refuse because they see this as free money. They take the money and hire consultants and specialists for special programs ("special needs," remediation, etc. and all the crap that O'f---wad put in place.) No room for details, but IMHO money is the lever and marxism is the fulcrum they are using to move the world.
3. For that reason Rufo is right, but wrong. Legislation on activities is bound to fail. JPs instincts that they will find a way to weasel around laws is dead on. This brings up a another point

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at March 05, 2023 11:51 AM (Gmx/k)

259 (I despise those Pixy limits)

Aside: Buck posted his razor a few weeks ago on his MR, and it bring to mind my observation:
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All intangible assets not directly owned and controlled by individuals will be diverted to the benefit of those individuals who do control it.
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The asset here is federal funding, and the control is given to bureaucrats from the local level all the way up. There is no oversight since the weak controls in place at the local level see it as free money.
(Again, pixy limits prevent too much detail.)

Back to my main points.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at March 05, 2023 12:08 PM (Gmx/k)

260 Back to point 3

I think Rufo's laws are just a speed bump. I also think fixing the academic problem is very important, although I do agree with Rufo that we also have to address the mess that has already escaped into society.
Foundational changes need to be made in k-12 and colleges, and the first step is funding. It has to be local. CA and other big states also had the problem of massive state funding and I think that is why we first saw this crap like whole language in CA and other big states.
So I think JP is weary because he understands the problem of gov. mandated speech, but he is not quite getting it. I, myself, cringed when Rufo said he is setting up a new "office" of just a couple people who will make sure the goals are met.
That had me laugh/crying. I bet in 10 years under a dem or rep governor that office will have dozens of people and they will be coming up with new ways to waste money and missteach kids.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at March 05, 2023 12:18 PM (Gmx/k)

261 Oh yeah.
It was annoying listening to two canceled lefties talking about how comedy and creativity is part of the left leaning mind.

JP puts way too much faith in his psychobabble measures of personality. Maybe conservatives are very creative but they also understand the physical limitations of reality.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at March 05, 2023 12:45 PM (Gmx/k)

262 OK, I finally finished reading the whole post.
I see KT brought up both Carter and funding. Sorry if I seemed dense.
Also:
"' Successful political activism relies on three lines of effort: the narrative line, the policy line, and the action line.'
Did he learn that when he was a leftist?"

Yeah, I thought that too. It is a good very breakdown though. The Right needs to think like this.
narrative line - they are all pedo commies.
policy line - Off with their heads
action line - (redacted.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at March 05, 2023 12:54 PM (Gmx/k)

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