Today the weather cannot decide what to do. It's been cloudy, sunny, snowy--and all three at once at times--windy, and calm.
March is supposed to be like this, not April. Then again, due to global warming, it looks as if the cool season is getting longer.
Anyway, could not cut the grass yesterday due to snow all morning, can't cut it today due to the precip we got today. Here's hoping tomorrow will be better.
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Strangely enough, Sarah Hoyt is starting to sound more like Francis Porretto over at his place, speficially this post. In one of the latter paragraphs he says, "We're heading for a state of affairs in which those 'cooler heads' are likely to be mounted on pikes--an outcome that will make this scenario one we'll wish we'd attained instead." "This scenario" is a link to his post "If This Goes On" which includes a short story, "Two Doors". It's a dystopian story.
The problem is that--as Ms. Hoyt attests--white people are still a huge majority in the United States, and the people who think that blacks can win an all-out race war are sorely mistaken.
We do know how this ends up, because we’ve seen it.I figure that the American left wants the race war to happen so they can seize total control--but I don't think that plays out the way they expect it to.
Every primitive society that the Western Culture contacted thought of white people as just another tribe, about the size of their own tribe. So they practiced tribal warfare. You go to the village or settlement that has encroached on your territory and you kill everyone in HORRIBLE WAYS. This is important, because it shows how savage you are. The other tribe then backs off. Everyone is happy, and more bloodshed is spared.
The problem of course was that Western Civ wasn’t tribal; had a lot more people; and had the printing press. Which in turn caused them to read about the horror and decide these people weren’t QUITE human. Which led to a lot of the racism of the 19th and 20th century. It also led to the effective genocide of the Amerindians and the colonial subjugation of Africans.
So, the left, ignorant of history and thinking that being an oppressor is somehow a quality of being white is repeating very, very old errors.
At some point the majority becomes racist. And then it snaps. And then you have genocide of the minority by the majority.
And this country, in appearance and culture is still majority white.
Intrepid Reporter is ex-military, and he is very pessimistic about the success of the democrats' attempts to purge the military of right-wingers. He believes that the purge will "look good on paper" but not change very much, not down in the rank-and-file where it really matters.
I hope he is correct. Because if there is any way to avoid a race war that turns into ethnic cleansing on a massive scale, I think the US military is going to have to be the ones who find it. If they are all "reliable" democrat foot soldiers, then that race war will not only happen but be aided and abetted by the US military...and it is going to be massively bad.
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The video at the end of this post is hilarious.
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This is actually a good point. Joe Biden, who is totally the legitimate president dontcha know, said "No amendment is absolute." He was saying that in the context of the Second Amendment; but let's look at some other amendments that are not "absolute".
13th amendment abolishes slaveryYou want those amendments to be "not absolute"? Because I'm pretty sure that if you make a precedent for one amendment not being absolute, then you can decide that any amendment is not absolute.
14th amendment defines citizenship
15th amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude
16th amendment permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the various states or basing it on the United States Census
17th amendment establishes the direct election of United States senators by popular vote
19th amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex
24th amendment prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax
26th amendment prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens eighteen years of age or older to vote on account of age
Including "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."
Bah, who am I kidding? The First Amendment was thrown out shortly after January 6 of this year. And our sitting government wiped its ass with the rest of it on January 20th.
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Every so often I remember this story I read when I was young. My sole maternal aunt was a primary school teacher and she'd occasionally send me copies of the reader that she used in her class after she was done with it. There was this story in it about this kid waking up in the middle of the night, smelling something weird; and he discovers that the back door is open a crack and the polluted muck of an atmosphere outside was getting in. (Story set on Earth "in the future" after the atmosphere got too polluted.)
The story detailed how the kid put on his breathing gear and then took the empty tank for the house's air system out back, to the machine that filled the tank with cleaned air, then brought it back in and connected it to the air system and went to bed, secure in the knowledge that he'd kept his family safe. I thought it was a neat story, though I was pretty sure the Earth's atmosphere could not get that polluted. (By the time I read that story, I'd already been reading real science fiction, and could tell the difference.) As a kid, you're supposed to read the story and identify with the kid and be satisfied at how heroic he is for taking care of all that stuff like an adult, and Gee, Pollution Is Bad!
Of course, as an adult, I know that story for what it was: an econazi polemic. "This is what will happen if something is not done!" or some such horseshit, probably based on how bad the smog got in Los Angeles or New York under the right weather conditions. But that muck was a local phenomenon, not global, and we could not have made it a global issue if we'd tried.
Basically it was Rachel Carson writ large, and "Silent Spring" itself was based on horseshit and fake science--but of course the left didn't care about that, and was successful in getting DDT banned. (All those black and brown people in the third world who suddenly had to suffer from malaria again, well, it's not like they're democrats or anything.)
But the thing that really gets me now is the realization that the thing that made clean air was not part of the house. It was outside, at the far corner of the back yard, and you had to put on your breathing gear to go to it to fill a tank with clean air. There wasn't even a hose or pipe running from the air purifier to the house; someone had to go fill a tank and schlep it inside again.
There was no airlock; just a regular door separating indoors and outdoors. There was no alarm on the door which would sound if it was left open too long. There was no alarm on the house's air system that would go off if the air tank was allowed to go empty. Because all of those things would have made the story not happen. An alarm on the door? It would have been closed properly and the air wouldn't have run out. An alarm on the house air system? Dad would have gotten up and filled the tank. An airlock? Both doors would have had to be left open, and having that happen accidentally is not likely. And a pipe running to the house from the air purifier would obviate all of that.
"Hi, we live in a world where the atmosphere is so polluted we can't really breathe it all that long, but we're making up for it by having absolutely no automatic safety systems in our homes!"
It's kind of emblematic of baby boomers, too, in a way, because despite the climate disaster that was the cause of the whole story, this kid lived in a nuclear family who all went to bed around the same time and slept securely and safely in the night, and never had to post a watch on the air system, in a world which was normal and safe and easily identifiable as approximately 1960s America. Except, you know, for the poison atmosphere.
Plus side, I've always known leftist bullshit when I saw it. My parents didn't raise a fool.
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Wednesday is over. Two days left in the week. Whee!