I haven’t done a “grab-bag” piece in a while, and I have quite a few browser tabs to close, so here goes.
1. What’s The First Rule Of Holes?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t seem to know:
“It is not acceptable for us to use jails as garbage bins for human beings. We need to treat people and see them as human,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “If we want to reduce violent crime, if we want to reduce the number of people in our jails, the answer is to stop building more of them.“
Someday, someone will build a Hall of Extremes, to preserve and commemorate humans’ most extreme behaviors and achievements. I have no doubt there will be a Stupidity Wing…and that Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s name will appear over the entrance.
2. The Assault On Normality.
(Note the last word in the title: it’s normality, not “normalcy.” I have spoken.)
OregonMuse, whose emissions at AoSHQ have been badly missed until recently, presents, if not a definitive roundup, at the very least a disturbing selection. Hope over there and abuse your eyeballs with it. But you’re likely to know about most of it already. It’s OM’s summation that’s most valuable:
The elites’ hatred of normal life, which, in this case, means normal heterosexual intercourse, is so intense that it goes beyond trying to turn straight men gay, but rather it’s to confuse every possible sexual boundary and identity so that there are no longer any straights, gays, bisexuals, etc, but rather, it’s all one big undifferentiated continuum where nobody has any real sexual preferences at all, but rather just a non-specific desire for hooking up, and it doesn’t really matter who or what you hook up with. Ultimately, their goal is to make it impossible to identify as ‘straight’, or even ‘gay’.
So here is what they want us to do:
- Eat bugs.
- Live in pods.
- Have sex with any orifice in any warm body.
- Oh, and I almost forgot: Wear bizarre, crappy clothes.
…and that’s their idea of civilization.
Let’s not forget the assault on the innocence of children while we’re at it. Of all the disturbing phenomena of our time, this one has the most potential to do widespread damage. It really does look like a precursor to an argument for pedophilia. But what do I know? I’m just a cranky cis-male heterosexual septuagenarian who thinks kids should be allowed to be kids.
If it’s not an outright conspiracy against normality, what on Earth could account for it? I’m keeping the guns loaded, just in case.
3. Left-Wing Racism.
I make no bones about it: I’m a racist. That is, I believe, based on the accumulated evidence, that the three recognized races differ as statistical aggregates in ways that can be contextually important. I consider John Derbyshire’s “The Talk: Nonblack Version to be a critically important social document as well as a magnificent act of commentator’s courage. This, of course, makes me unfit for the company of “the better sort:” i.e., the rich white folks who live in gated mansions with armed security.
But soft! Look at what they believe about the American Negro! A sample follows:
Blacks cannot function without government assistance. Simply incapable.
Black people should not prioritize nuclear families. It’s just not our culture, and we shouldn’t be held to such standards.
Blacks can’t do math. Math is hard.
Black people can’t be expected to speak proper English. Learn ebonics, that’s all blacks really know.
Black people can’t be on time and to expect them to be is racist.
Yes, Gentle Reader: white leftists have said all the above and worse. There’s lots more, but you should surf over to Ksenya Aleksandrova’s essay to read the rest. (PSSST! I wouldn’t call them “liberals” any longer, Ksenya. There’s absolutely noting liberal about them.)
4. “Critical Looks Theory.”
Yes, Gentle Reader: it’s coming, if it isn’t already here:
Critical theory and other socialist-adjacent woke theories are all about jealousy.
Take a gander at this very woke screed against the violence of “lookism” that is perpetuating deep-seated injustices against normal-looking people everywhere:
I have to admit, she used all the proper terminology.
She’s (seriously) saying that attractive people are inherently bad because their beauty makes everyone else look ugly in comparison.
Surf over there to read the rest.
American men have already been castigated for “fat-shaming.” We’ve been told we’re bigots for not wanting to date and mate with transwomen. Women with copious tattoos and facial piercings? Let’s not go there. It was already bad thirty years ago, when I was still trying to get mated. Today it’s beyond belief…but we’re told we mustn’t be repelled by it.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph on a rocket sled, as I once had a character exclaim. If there’s more to come after this, I don’t think I’ll be able to write about it. My fists will be too tightly clenched.
So have a palate cleanser: a taste of what American men once enjoyed and admired:
(Borrowed from Ninety Miles From Tyranny.)
5. Americanism In Action.
Cassandra Fairbanks at Gateway Pundit has the story:
When you go to the website for Fenix Ammunition you are greeted by a single question on a full page: “Did you vote for Joe Biden?”
If you click on “yes,” you are redirected to Joe Biden’s website and his plan to attack the Second Amendment. If you click on no, you are redirected to the Fenix Ammunition store.
The balance of the story concerns a Biden voter who didn’t think the proprietor of Fenix was serious. It includes too many screen shots to excerpt usefully here. Go forth and enjoy!
That’s all for today, I think. I have a great many duties to address, so have a good Saturday and I’ll be back…well, if not tomorrow, sometime reasonably soon.
Thank you for addressing the premier issue of our time – namely, the growing use of the putative word “normalcy”.
Funny, how that word usage was seized upon to ‘prove’ what a dunderhead Republican Warren G Harding was. But, its use by The Official Elite is No Big Deal (or, as Biden would put it, NFBD).