atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5676: More sauce for the goose

Vox Day makes a great point, here. Two right-wing activists disrupt a performance of Julius Caesar in which Caesar is made to look as much like Trump as possible, on purpose. This previously caused sponsors to pull out of supporting the play, but the show went on regardless.

If you supported the cast of Hamilton stopping their show to sneer at VP Mike Pence, you've got to support this, because it's the same kind of speech going on. If you support shouting down conservative speakers or protesting so they can't speak, you support this, because it's the same thing.

I don't like that kind of thing, but the left is going to do it regardless, and I think we need to employ the same methods if we're going to beat them. As Vox Day points out repeatedly, we've been doing this "high road" horseshit for decades and it hasn't done us any good; and when your opponent insists on playing dirty you are not going to win by playing nice. The best you will accomplish is to lose with an intact self-image; and since the left has made it very plain that they intend to destroy the right should they accumulate enough power, the stakes in the game are high enough that we must fight back just as dirty and twice as hard.

So, no. Not gonna condemn these people for interrupting the play. They said what needs to be said.

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Damn, but it's hot, even though it's cooler. That's the problem with relative terms. "Cooler" ain't cool.

Today's temp hit 87 with a dewpoint of 67, and that means hot.

Well, I haven't got anything pressing to do outside today; with the errands run, I don't need to go anywhere. That suits me just fine.

But I do need to get after the kitchen.

* * *

Ah, yes, this.
Do you wanna know why I'm being racist? In my own country? Because it's your race that's blowing up our fucking nation!
It's not really racism to be anti-muslim, but raciss!!! is the screech of the communists that gets (or used to) the most traction, so they hurl it instead of something more accurate but less pithy. Though they really do try to sell "islamophobe!" as a disqualifier, it just doesn't work like "Racist!" does.

But after a while, it stops working.

And Mr. du Toit says it best: "Every time a Muslim screams 'racism' when in fact someone is taking issue with their fucking 9th-century death cult, they're leaving themselves open to shit like this."

Exactly so.

* * *

So, I looked over the post excised from the Huffington Post, the one written by the would-be dictator who wants the entire Trump administration executed for treason. It was cached on Google at this link though I don't know how long it'll persist.

The charges are a) collusion with Russia to hack the election and make himself President; and b) trying to enact his travel ban is helping ISIS.

The latter is amazingly fatuous, at least in support of a charge of treason. Trump's rhetoric may or may not help ISIS, but it is not making their case for them. ISIS and islam in general is at war with the west; Trump stating the fact in so many words is not "providing comfort and assistance to the enemy", which is the classic definition of treason. Trump's merely agreeing with their premise, that--gee!--they are at war with us.

No one is going to accuse FDR of treason for declaring war on Japan, which is the approximate equivalent; George W Bush going after Al Qaeda was not treason. It's not treason when someone is making war on you, and you acknowledge that fact.

The former charge, however, is a leftist bugaboo that simply will not die. There is no evidence that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, other than typical communications that take place between likely winners and foreign governments. There is no evidence that the elections were tampered with, by russians or anyone else. There is no evidence to support this assertion; this is the best this cretin has:
...while we may not yet have 100% incontrovertible proof of their collusion, the administration's attempts to hide previous contacts with the Russians, their willingness to blatantly lie about their communications, and the contents of Trump's meetings with former FBI director Comey are all incriminating on their own. And Trump's decision to fire Comey specifically to hamper that investigation is obstruction of justice, no matter what spin he or anyone else puts upon it.
But none of that is proof of wrongdoing. All of this has been brought up in the press, and has turned out to be nothing. Comey himself got up in front of Congress the other day and said there was nothing there.

He doesn't even have anything demonstrating, let alone proving, that Trump fired Comey "specifically to hamper that investigation". And if you think that is treason, then you must also push to try Bill Clinton for treason, because he fired an FBI director, too, under similar circumstances. But "obstruction of justice" is not treason and it doesn't carry the death penalty.

Further, by this guy's standards, Hillary Clinton and her staff ought to be in the dock for treason as well, due to her lies and foreign contacts and illegal private e-mail servers laden with classified information.

What it all comes down to is the rant of a spoiled child, denied what he thinks he's entitled to, and his only possible reaction is to scream I WANT IT I WANT IT IT'S NOT FAIR THEY SHOULD ALL BE KILLED!

And it only goes to show how thoroughly drenched in hatred the left actually is.

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Well, that kitchen ain't gonna clean itself. Off I go.

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