Freedom is slavery

Bruce explains that George Orwell’s famous contradiction isn’t necessarily a contradiction, if the rhetoric is followed into consequences:

The major output of the modern international Mass Media consists of only four categories: 

1. Good presented as bad 

2. Bad presented as Good (That is to say simple inversion) 

3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason 

4. Bad presented as bad for a bad reason (That is to say explanatory inversion) 

These four categories, which can be summarized as either simple or explanatory inversion, account for all sustained and high impact modern major Mass Media stories without any exceptions.

The one I wish to draw attention to is: 3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason 

This I would apply to any movement advocating Freedom, Free Speech and Free Expression; and to any and all groupings with a negative agenda of ‘anti’, ‘protest’ and ‘resistance’. 

The simple reason is that there is no neutrality in the modern world; so there is no freedom – and in The West there is only the choice to follow, or to oppose, Jesus Christ. 

Any-thing which says it just opposes ‘evil’; which presents itself as a neutral Good – any-thing which presents itself as merely-permissive (asking for generic freedom, human rights, for universal allowing) – any-thing which is supposedly just common sense, or pragmatism, or ‘decent’…

Any and all such will in practice, for sure, (whether immediately or soon) be differentially interpreted and differentially enforced against Christians; and Christians-only.   

Of course, we can make this even more simple by noting that the inversive nature of evil is such that we know what they mean by freedom is always a form of material restriction. Freedom of speech gave us hate speech laws, anti-BDS laws, thought policing, and banishment from the public square. Equality gave us the inability to escape from Wakandan crime. Tolerance gave us the inability to have standards.

A wise old admiral once told me that in politics, it all comes down to Aristotle vs Plato in the end. But while that’s true, it’s also incomplete. In reality, everything, including politics, comes down to Jesus Christ vs Satan. That’s why non-Christians, even those whose hearts and minds are in the right place, sooner or later always end up being surprised and confused concerning the objectives and actions of the “Marxists” or “the Left” or “the Jews” or “the Nazis” or “the bankers” or whoever their particular bugaboo happens to be.

Only Christians understand why every converged organization eventually ends up advocating sexual freedom, one-world government, homosexuality, transgenderism, child abuse, and human sacrifice, usually in that order, over time. This is because the point that they are all converging to is open worship of the god of this world.

Gov. Cerno

That would certainly make for an interesting twist in the world of California politics:

A poll of registered voters in California published last week had three percent of respondents selecting Cernovich as the most likely person they would support to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the event of a gubernatorial recall. Republican candidate Caitlyn Jenner received five percent.

“You’re a viable gubernatorial candidate out in California, which is super cool,” Marlow stated. “You’re polling at three percent, despite the fact you’re not in the race. Do you have any reaction to that?”

Cernovich replied, “I thought it was like a prank or something at first, so I looked and it was a legitimate poll and I thought that was pretty revealing of the time. People want a little bit of excitement today. 

Marlow inquired, “Do you think it’s a possibility? Are you considering it?”

Cernovich replied, “Well I’ve definitely been considering it. If anything, for no other reason than to push the issues. … There’s still this mass denial that [politicians] seem to have where they don’t know what the people want. The people whose job it is in the GOP to win elections — to run people, to run messaging — they still don’t get it. They really are in denial about what is exciting, what people are hyped for, [and] what gets people to vote.”

I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to vote for him, were I a California resident. Among other things, he’d definitely sign SB 762 into law. 

An informative choice of words

To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to learn Dominic Cummings occasionally reads this blog. He’s by far the smartest man in British politics today. It would be fascinating to see what would happen if Cummings were to team up with Nigel Farage and provide the UK with an actual pro-British party with the sense to encourage Scottish independence.

Mr Cummings offered his own analysis today, accusing Sir Keir of being too focused on the Westminster Bubble.

‘KS is a beta-lawyer-gamma-politician, like ~all in SW1 he obsesses on Media Reality not Actual Reality, he’s played the lobby game (badly) for a year WITHOUT A MESSAGE TO THE COUNTRY, now the pundits will a) savage him, b) tell him he needs to focus on them more, more exclusives,’ he wrote.

‘A measure of how bad KS is: until I googled yesterday I didn’t know who Shadow CHX (Chancellor – Anneliese Dodds) is & when I looked at photo I had 0 recognition, she never touched my consciousness in a year.’

What I find interesting about the Labour Party meltdown in yesterday’s by-election in a longtime Labour stronghold is the fact that the British media hasn’t whispered a word about the fact that Labour has spent most of the last 18 months leading up to the by-election dedicated to rooting out supposed anti-Semites from its leadership. This silence is particularly striking in light of the fact that for months, that’s about the only thing the British media was talking about besides Corona-chan.

I’m liking this President Greenscreen

“Anybody making less than $400,000 a year will not pay a single penny in taxes. And we will not increase the deficit either, unlike the last gigantic tax cut, which increased the deficit by $2 trillion,’ he said, referencing President Trump’s 2017 tax cuts.”

– Fake President Biden

I have to say, I’m impressed with this guy’s ideas. Also, in other news, apparently Bill Gates finally realized that gay marriage was cramping his lifestyle. They have some tough choices to make, though, regarding who gets to keep the altar to Moloch, who keeps the high priesthood of Belial, and who retains the keys to the underground dungeon where the sex slaves and blood donors are kept.

CA Governor recall vote

It looks as if California Governor Gavin Newsom’s presidential ambitions have been successfully destroyed.

The effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom surpassed the necessary number of signatures to land on the ballot later this year.

California Secretary of State’s office said on Monday that 1,626,042 signatures have been submitted and verified, ABC7 reports. To qualify, 1,495,709 signatures were needed.

“This now triggers the next phase of the recall process, a 30-business-day period in which voters may submit written requests to county Registrars of Voters to remove their names from the recall petition,” California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber said in a statement, per Daily Wire. “A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn.”

ABC7 reports counties still have until April 29 to submit the rest of the verified signatures. Individuals will have a 30-day period to withdraw their signatures, after that.

Gov. Cuomo has been politically neutralized. Now Gov. Newsom has been taken out of the running. There aren’t many Democratic governors who remain viable to take the step to the next level. This tends to make one suspect that the way is being paved for the ascension of someone, most likely LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, to the national scene and the Presidency.

Alone, you will fall

They’re not going to let you pass unnoticed and unhindered anymore.

For the last 20 years, I’ve been hearing from people who read my work and secretly agree with me, but keep silent in public for fear of endangering their jobs, their social position, or their professional contracts. They’ve operated, successfully for the most part, in a stealth mode where they pretend to go along to get along, and in the past they were generally able to presever whatever it was they were trying to preserve. But it is increasingly obvious that the days of free silence are now over thanks to the fake election of 2020, BLM, the Covid Flu, and the various organizational witchhunts that have followed in their wake:

Former Virginia Tech soccer player Kiersten Hening has filed a federal lawsuit against Hokies coach Charles “Chugger” Adair, claiming the coach benched her and “subjected her to verbal abuse” and ultimately forced her off the women’s soccer team because she refused to kneel before soccer matches.

According to the lawsuit first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Hening, a junior out of Midlothian, Va., was a “talented defender” who started her freshman and sophomore seasons and played the third-most minutes on the team in 2019. As she began her junior season in 2020, the suit alleges, Hening had the most minutes played on the roster and she was even selected to talk to the media before the season began.

The lawsuit alleges that on September 1, 2020, a student-athlete advisory committee discussed proposals for student-athletes to wear BLM COVID masks, BLM wristbands, armbands and BLM shirts during warmups. The soccer team discussed the proposal and “most” players supported the idea. Hening claims Adair supported the proposals and went even further with an idea to replace “Hokies” on the back of the team uniform with the names of alleged victims of police misconduct….

Hening states in her suit that at a September 12 game against Virginia, Adair made her the subject of a tirade because she wouldn’t take a knee with the rest of the starters before the match. The “campaign of abuse,” as Hening calls it in court documents, continued until she ultimately left the program on September 20.

There are several problems with this strategy, not least of all the psychological stress it imposes upon the individual who adopts it. First, it’s not honest and living a lie is always difficult. Second, it requires one to remain alone and without allies in the event of trouble. Third, it prevents others from knowing that they are not alone. Fourth, it renders one useless and hors de combat.

And then, of course, there is the problem that it simply can’t be relied upon to work anymore. 

You might say, with Theoden, that you will not risk open war. But I reply, with Aragorn, that open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not. Embrace the conflict. Join forces with your allies. Because neither neutrality nor invisibility is an option, and you will either stand with them or you will fall alone.

One of the reasons I will always have great respect for John C. Wright is that he did not hesitate to stand with Castalia House when we first raised the anti-SJW banner in science fiction. It is the first ally that is so very important, because it is that first ally who opens one’s eyes to the realization that one is not alone, that there are others who will not bend the knee to the wickedness, and that there is someone who will guard your back.

The end of the Republican establishment

For some strange reason, Republican Senators in safe seats are declaring that they will not run for re-election in 2022:

To date, five Republicans senators — Blunt, Richard Shelby (Alabama), Richard Burr (North Carolina), Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania) and Rob Portman (Ohio) — have all announced that they will not seek another term next November. It’s not a coincidence that all five are considered remnants of the Republican Party of George W. Bush and have struggled to adjust to the new Trump-led GOP.

“The rash of GOP retirements, likely to avoid Trump madness in the primaries, shows you Trump still isn’t done destroying the party,” tweeted conservative commentator (and CNN contributor) Amanda Carpenter after Blunt’s retirement announcement. “Onwards we go.”

The trend is hard to dispute.

Blunt, prior to Monday morning, was not seen as someone even considering not running again. He had spent a lifetime in politics — including a stint in House leadership — and is a close ally of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky). And with the Republican trend in Missouri, Blunt’s path in a general election in 2020 is probably clearer than in either of his past two Senate bids.

They’re probably being told not to run, but by whom? 

The end of the legal option

The US Supreme Court has made it official: you steal it, you keep it:

Former president Donald Trump has seen his last remaining chance to reverse the outcome of November’s election slip away, with the Supreme Court refusing to take up his last challenge to Wisconsin’s voting process.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider Trump’s case against the state of Wisconsin, in which the then-candidate had accused the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) of violating both the Constitution and state law regarding the manner in which they set up mail-in voting for the weeks leading up to Election Day – along with a litany of other complaints.

Monday’s rejection of the certiorari petition thus appears to finish off any chances the former president might have had to keep his position in the Oval Office. As distant a possibility as winning a favorable SCOTUS disposition might have seemed, even the slightest of chances would have represented an improvement over the self-defeating option the plaintiffs opted for.

This concludes the judicial portion of the program. The legislative portion ended some time ago. The question is, is there a third act in the cards?

Dementia vs economics

 I think we can safely conclude that dementia won.

“The vast majority of economists, left, right, and center, from Wall Street to the private, uh, the private, ah ah ah economic private polling initiatives, the economists as I said, left, right, and center, say in addition to the needs that the people have, we need this to grow the economy. That if we haven’t spent this money and recreated the kind of incentive for people to be able to make a good living, that we’d be in real trouble.”

– Not-President Joe Biden

Also, it’s pretty much only Keynesian economists, of the neo- and post- varieties, that still subscribe to the stimulus concept that observably hasn’t been working at all since the early 1970s. Remember, Keynesian economics do not account for debt as a variable in any way, shape, or form, which is why they are increasingly irrelevant with every passing year.

Weekend at Biden’s

Forget conspiracy theories, Q, and stolen elections. Ignore the Ides of March. Simply apply Ockham’s Razor to the so-called Biden “presidency”:

No news conference. No Oval Office address. No primetime speech to a joint session of Congress.

President Joe Biden is the first executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question and answer session. It reflects a White House media strategy meant both to reserve major media set-pieces for the celebration of a legislative victory and to limit unforced errors from a historically gaffe-prone politician.

Biden has opted to take questions about as often as most of his recent predecessors, but he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event.

In a sharp contrast with the previous administration, the White House is exerting extreme message discipline, empowering staff to speak but doing so with caution. Recalling both Biden’s largely leak-free campaign and the buttoned-up Obama administration, the new White House team has carefully managed the president’s appearances, trying to lower the temperature from Donald Trump’s Washington and to save a big media moment to mark what could soon be a signature accomplishment: passage of the COVID-19 bill.

Also, not the President. This is not a “White House media strategy”. It’s a “Weekend at Biden’s” strategy.