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Friday, 5 June 2015

Here’s Why Libertarians Are Mostly Men… No Comment Necessary Department

00 Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Rush Limbaugh. Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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Jeet Heer investigates a provocative question today… why are most libertarians men? He offers several plausible explanations, but I think that he misses the real one, perhaps, because it’s unflattering to libertarians. Here’s the quick answer… hard-core libertarianism is a fantasy. It’s a fantasy where the strongest and most self-reliant folks end up at the top of the heap, and a fair number of men share the fantasy that they are these folks. They believe rules and regulations designed to help the weak have held them back, but in a libertarian culture, their talents would be obvious, so, they’d naturally rise to positions of power and influence. Of course, most of them are wrong, as a truly libertarian culture would squash nearly all of them like ants… mostly by the same people who squash them now. However, the fantasy lives on, regardless. Few women share this fantasy. I don’t know why; I don’t want to play amateur sociologist and guess. Perhaps, it’s something as simple as the plain observation that women were in almost-complete subjugation to men in a more-libertarian past. Why would that be an appealing fantasy to a woman? Anyway, this is obviously simplistic and unflattering, and it’s going to offend libertarians. Sorry. However, feel free to take some guesses about why women don’t take to libertarianism as strongly as men do.

5 June 2015

Kevin Drum

Mother Jones

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/06/heres-why-libertarians-are-mostly-men

Sunday, 31 May 2015

31 May 2015. American Volunteer in Novorossiya… Vid in English

00 #savedonbasspeople 01. 30.05.14

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I don’t agree completely… but he’s right… the war in Novorossiya is a war between good and evil. Holy Rus is standing for the right and true… Anglo America is standing for crookedness and chicanery… after all, in the American view, “winning is the only thing”. You may stand for godly communalism or for satanic individualism. Both Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francisco believe that the “Free Market” is a fraud… a Three-Card Monte game rigged against ordinary people.

If you defend American-style “conservatism” in any way, you defend evil, full stop. European Conservatives and Leftists are making common cause against Neoliberal Evil. In America, there are no Conservatives, only variations on the Classical Liberal theme (Burke, after all, was a Whig). In fact, American “conservatives” are more liberal in the strict sense than “Liberals” are… American “liberalism” took over aspects of One Nation Conservatism (Red Toryism, as it’s known in the Commonwealth), as it defends Crapitalism. Communists and National Conservatives find themselves agreeing on many (but not all) things. That’s especially true today, as Communism has dropped its former antitheistic stance. After all, Comrade Zyuganov sends Nativity and Easter greetings to believers.

You’ll find that Marine le Pen hobnobs with President Putin… UKIP and SNP find common ground… President Xi clinks glasses with Minister-President Orbán… things aren’t as simple as some would have you believe. We live in perilous times; such times bring people together who otherwise would find each other repugnant. You see, people see a foe that threatens everyone… National Conservatives and Leftists both see Neoliberalism as the common enemy. Now, remember, American “conservatives” are the most neoliberal faction out there. Ergo, what real Conservatives and Leftists are uniting to fight is an Antichristian Anti-Humanity Anti-Truth Moloch. Not only are there Conservatives and Leftists in the Decent Opposition, believers march shoulder-to-shoulder with secularists! People see the ravening “Indispensable and Exceptional” America as the major cause of evil in the world… and that number includes many Americans!

Yet, I have optimism. I believe that we will slay the Neoliberal Dragon… let the Country Club shits chortle now. Let the Affluent Effluent stamp on the poor and elderly now. The more that they do so, the harder their fall shall be in the end. I hope that we can do so without violent Revolution… for if that happens, all bets are off and the blood will flow. Bernie Sanders is our last hope. That’s all that we have to do… exercise our right to vote. You can have Chilly Hilly or the GOP Clown Car… nobody wants any of ’em. We can win if we simply stand together. If we don’t, the lights WILL go out, and they’d stay out for a LONG time. The Kochs et al are serious, as are their minions and dupes (yes, we have them amongst Orthodox, too… everyone knows who they are). We must be equally serious. I know that I’m not alone…

BMD

Monday, 26 August 2013

26 August 2013. Let’s Fight the Battles of Today… NOT Those of a Century Ago

00 Romney Racist T-shirt

This is the TRUE face of the Republican Right in the USA… scary, ain’t it? Their analogues in the West are their bound brothers… do ponder that.

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There are all too many on the left who’re still fighting the battles of the early 20th century.  Of course, that era (and its barbarities) has passed into history, and any panacea based on the problems of that time are passée. Nevertheless, the basic weltanschauung of the Right hasn’t changed one little bit. They believe that they’re entitled to a “piece of the pie” far larger than that of the Average Joe. They “earned it”, you see. Mind you, they did none of the labour involved… but they “owned” the capital, dontcha know. That “entitles” them to glom a disproportionate part of the common wealth… and that you’ve NO right to complain of it… they’re “respectable” and “good people”, after all. Yet, be wise to the tricks of the Righties.

Firstly, they think that the laws don’t apply to them. Certainly, we all heard the “too big to fail” argument… odd how that applied to multinationals and their well-compensated executives, but not to Nick’s Diner down the street or Mel’s Heating & Air Conditioning. That’s galling enough, but I’m asking you to carry it through to its logical conclusion. Who believes that the laws don’t apply to them? Well, spoilt children and criminals, that’s who! You can easily see where I’m going… the Weekly Standard, Fox News, the Washington Times, and the post-Buckley National Review are the “Godfather’s Media”… with this caveat… Don Vito would’ve shown more class and shared more of his wealth (didn’t John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” do that? Isn’t that why the people of South Ozone stood behind him for so long?). Their arguments all have a common “Achilles Heel“… they assume that one accepts the postulates of Radical Liberalism. You see, there are NO Conservatives in the mould of Burke, Bismarck, Stolypin, Franco, and Dr Johnson left in the modern world. Indeed, the Radical Right has purloined their vocabulary… gutting the substance of their arguments to fit the Procrustean Bed of their oligarch paymasters. Liberalism preaches Free Markets, Individualism, and non-regulation… NOT Conservatism, which speaks of Tradition, Legitimacy, and regulation of man’s sinful impulses.

Surely, you can see where I’m going without the need of spending an overly-long time on spinning out the argument. So-called “Globalisation” is a criminal enterprise of the highest order. It doesn’t matter that it’s “legal“… sometimes, the most criminal doings are “legal”… reflect well on the fact that Hadamar and the Holocaust were LEGAL in Nazi Germany. The Righties want globalisation in order to flout the labour, safety, and environmental regulations of the developed states. That is, they wish to fatten their boodle bags by breaking the laws of their countries (this is the reason why so many businesses have “moved South” in the USA… the Southern states allow businessmen to beat up union organisers and bully workers).

This leads us to a conclusion as to the “prosperity mongers” on the Right. Yes… there’s “prosperity”… but only at the expense of workers in the Southern USA (Texas is the vilest location there, although Florida‘s not far behind by much) and the Third World. “If these people were any good, why, they’d be as prosperous as we are”. That’s not the worst of their argument… there’s a racism that’s never too far from the surface. Wiillie Romney didn’t rein in his racist supporters (“Keep the White House White”)… that’s a fact, and no person of colour (or no anti-racist, for that matter) should forget this. In short, the Right is rooted in racist and criminal assumptions… so, of course, they hate the government… they don’t want ANY bound on their greed and power.

We do have a choice…

A Note to Christians:

Don’t forget what the Bible says:

The love of money is the root of all evil.

I’d say that the Bible and the Republican Party are at odds. I know where I stand. Do you? Think on it…

BMD

Monday, 1 July 2013

1 July 2013. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… British Parliament Spends £100,000 Upgrading Two WCs

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On Sunday, it came out that the British parliament shall spend up to £100,000 (5 million Roubles. 117,000 Euros. 152,000 USD) on refurbishing two WCs used by members of the House of Lords and their guests. A contract put out to tender by the House of Commons authorities says that the WCs, installed in 1937, haven’t been refurbished for 20 years, “and have reached the end of their serviceable life”. The document said, “The lavatories are in an unacceptable condition for the high profile area they’re in and they give a poor image of the Palace of Westminster“. A refurbishment is required urgently to bring the amenities to a standard that reflects a World Heritage site. The contract to upgrade the WCs… one cubicle and two urinals for men and one cubicle for women… is valued at between £90,000 and £100,000 (4.5-5 million Roubles. 106,000-117,000 Euros. 137,000-152,000 USD). The work would include putting in a disabled-accessible toilet and an additional cubicle for women, and installing oak panelling of a high standard, required of a listed building. However, Matthew Sinclair of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, a lobbying group, said the sum was “eye-watering”, adding, “A family could afford to build themselves a home for this much cash”.

30 June 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_30/British-parliament-spends-100-000-upgrading-two-toilets-3307/

Editor’s Note:

They have 100,000 quid for Lord Plushbottom’s bidet, but nothing for social services. Go figure… it does tell you much about Conservatives (and Republicans), though, doesn’t it? Thousands for their precious bums… nothing for single mums. Tells ya where their priorities are… appropriate place, I’d say…

BMD

Here’s a funny Brit take on the schmidiot mofos who spend on their bums, not on mums…

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