Tuesday, December 29, 2015

So Block Me!!! Ya Big Baby!

A number of months ago I decided to delve as deeply into the world of Twitter as I possibly could. The reasons for me deciding to do this are many and not really germane to the subject matter of this post. Thus far it has been generally successful. For reasons of my own I’ve decided to build a conservative following and to that end I’m gaining a lot of followers. I generally lean—well, way, way, way over to the right—being mostly Libertarian/conservative. So it comes natural to me to be able to collect a lot of those types of people. I can genuinely and sincerely speak the proper lingo and express the requisite beliefs to be accepted by the crowd on the right.

Now, no small part of the reason that I prefer the right is that they are more generally accepting of ideas and conversation than the left. They are most generally more tolerant than their leftist counterparts who would shout you down and/or block you at the first sign that you are not going to walk in perfect lock step with them.

While I’m kind of new at Twitter I’ve become very adept at surviving political discussions on Facebook. Ahhh, the many hours I’ve spent just trying to piss liberals off and get them to block me. When I find the really rabid ones I like to see how quickly I can get it to happen. I’m not certain what my record is exactly because it happened much quicker than I thought it would. I do know that it was less than twelve seconds.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What's Wrong with Collectivism?

For those who know me, and for those who don't, I just love a good Facebook conversation. Yes, because of a broken marriage I'm going through the typical financial situation as a result and I must admit to being somewhat stressed about it. Not to make an issue of my own personal issues, I reached the point where I went off on one of my friend's friends. She accused me of being selfish and childish because I, as a self-published author, am against taxes for libraries. She accused me of not caring about education or society. She accused me of having a temper tantrum. Here is my response:

"I AM having a tempter tantrum!

"In spite of the fact that I have been living my life as an honest man, all that I have ever worked for is gone except for three guitars, some clothes, some computers, books, and a broken down 1995 Chevy.

"I have never asked for anything from anybody that I haven't provided a fair and willing product or service in exchange for. Now I'm so surrounded by collectivist bloodsucking leeches who have no concept or consideration of individual human rights that I can't afford to live.

"Regarding libraries and authors, think it through. It's the worst possible business solution. Authors get, more or less, three dollars per copy. The library buys one. If five thousand people read it over the next several years that's three dollars for the author. The library has one book.

"However, if five thousand people each buy a book for themselves the author gets fifteen thousand dollars. And some of them, let's say a hundred, hypothetically, of the five thousand, might be persuaded to donate their copies to the library for the kids to read. They might even donate them to every school's library in the district.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

The First Amendment

Sometime, way back in the early nineteen eighties, on a date and for reasons not really worth mentioning at this time, I took an oath that if need be I would fight and die to defend this country, its Constitution, and the principles of freedom that make it worth fighting for. Frequently it is said among veterans—at least those of us who have some pride in our service along with sincerity in our oath—those sworn words never expire. I hold this to be a self-evident truth.

I have not yet come upon a time that would threaten my life in exchange for the safety of my country but I do feel it is time to fire a warning shot across the bow.

The problem is I keep seeing things like this in circulation on the internet. 

Now I want it to be very, very clear. I am not here to tell anybody that Islam is good or bad. I am not going to defend Islam nor condemn it. It is not my place to tell other people what their concepts of God should or should not be. Call it civil humility if you like.

BUT I AM SWORN TO DEFEND THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH MY LIFE IF NECESSARY. And like it or not that's what I intend to do.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

You got that? It does not matter if you agree with that religion or not. It does not matter if your version of scripture casts any particular other religion as the ultimate evil on the planet.

I logged onto Twitter yesterday and found someone saying that Islam is a cult and not covered under constitutional rights. Listen, you want religious wars unending and forever? You want America and all of its people destroyed because of them? Accept the premise that your religion is the only one that could be right and all of the rest of them are cults undeserving of protection. You can make that argument. So can any religion. It then becomes a situation where the churches of the world are controlled by whoever has the most of the biggest guns. And we all know that that’s what God really wants; isn’t it?

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Anti-Liberal Techniques: Part 6, The Incompetence of Liberalism

Note: I originally wrote this article after the mass shooting/terrorist attack in San Bernardino. While this artile is somewhat dated the underlying principle, that liberalism is incompetent and tends to defeat itself, is still true. 

At a time on a day when most other authors in the blogosphere are hard at work on the most recent of the public mass shootings—San Bernardino being the one on the top of the news at the moment—I find myself just too much in the mood to think of other things. Any other things. Not that the shooting is unimportant because certainly it is. Sometimes these things happen and you can just tell that the ramifications will be broad and long lasting.

Yes, I suppose if I had better survival instincts as an aspiring author I’d be out there talking about Radical Islam and the potential connections to Farooq Saeed. Or I could talk about how the death obsessed Liberal leftists freak shows think the only thing to do is ban guns; because that’s always so successful, in spite of the fact that California has really strict gun laws. I could talk about my own theory involving how so many of these mass shootings are done by people cranked up on powerful psychiatric drugs.

But as important as all of that is; you know what? I’m just not feeling it today. So instead, just to get us started on what I do want to write about, let us ponder the words of a great American soldier and hero.

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.” — General George S. Patton

If you are into military strategy this is pretty simple in concept. For those who aren’t I will take some time to explain before we get into my favorite topic of defeating that rabid disease infecting the governments of earth known as Liberals. Indeed the above quote by the estimable general was inspired because, in part, of the defeat of the Liberal known as Adolf Hitler.

According to Wikipedia — “The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal defense and fortifications built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1944 along the coast of continental Europe and Scandinavia as a defense against an anticipated Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe from Great Britain during World War II. Hitler ordered the construction of the fortifications in 1942. Almost a million French workers were drafted to build it ... The fortifications included colossal coastal guns, batteries, mortars, and artillery, and thousands of German troops were stationed in its defenses.”