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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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

28 April 2015. My Address is the Lugansk Peoples Republic!

00 LNR Passport. 04.04.15

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Of course, you recognise the riff on My Address is the USSR… say it loud! Say it PROUD! I’m LEFT… you DIDN’T beat me, you rightie son-of-a-bitch, and you can ram your Slobberin’ Ronnie and Wet Willy Romney up so far that the sun couldn’t shine that far. You didn’t “win” the Cold War (the USSR committed suicide, sadly enough… Gorby’s got the complete onus on that one)… you have nothing to crow about, rightie.

There’s a lot of unfinished business… they’re starting to right it in the DNR and LNR… fancy that. Stay tuned… same bat time… same bat station… things are changing before our very eyes…

BMD

Friday, 3 April 2015

If the Russian Cosmonauts Pee on the Tyre, Do the Americans Do So as Well? Perspirin’ Minds Wanna Know…

00a ISS crew. 29.10.12. Baikonur

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Cosmonauts follow some “bizarre” rituals like being slapped in the face with a cross before going to space. American and Russian cosmonauts, and even rockets, all go through an official blessing dished out by a Russian Orthodox priest. Photos from NASA’s official photographer showed that the same cleric has carried out the ritual with gusto for a few years now. As well as getting a visit from a priest, cosmonauts and astronauts contribute to an avenue of trees planted before each mission, and watch the same pre-flight movie before takeoff (a cult Russian “Western” from 1969). The Russian cosmonauts also reportedly urinate on the back right-hand tyre of the bus that takes them to the launch pad, a tradition started by Gagarin himself before his first flight.

2 April 2015

ANI

https://in.news.yahoo.com/bizarre-rituals-astronauts-going-space-102555691.html

Editor:

Note that American cosmonauts have to go into space on Russian rockets. It’s all due to Republican cuts to NASA to free funds for warmongering and tax breaks for the Affluent Effluent. There IS a cost for all the wars and the cossetting of the top Five Percent. Reflect on that as you avoid the ever-increasing potholes (there’s no money to fix those, either)…

BMD

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