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Notorious RBG Certainly Deserved Her Notoriety

Yesterday Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. She was 87 and in poor health. Known as "Notorious RBG," a sobriquet of reverence to those who considered her a largely successful champion of their freedoms. She was a true hero to those whose god is their feelings -- I've recently written a bit about that idea I term the pathodicy.From a news program I happened to screenshot this image. It struck me as quite profound, for you see, RBG was certainly doing the work of Georgetown University, the preeminent institution for public policy implementation and arrangement. She didn't attend the school or have a position there, but the photograph demonstrates she was engaged with it in some way. You'd think in this instance she was providing grand judicial wisdom for all, but instead she was merely reflecting on what she herself was so proficiently taught. There it is, Georgetown law -- I thought, hmm, I thought she was into making sure the law di…

The Pathodic Witch Hunt, Addendum

Even though I have no time, I simply cannot neglect to add a post about the pathodic witch hunt after writing one yesterday. Note this is not pathetic witch hunt, but a much more harrowing version of it, this one involving people's desire to commit vicious acts of human sacrifice while thinking they are doing it for God. I put a few more thoughts in my latest home page piece at my webzine.But I thought, real quick -- huh, the particularly atheist humanist materialist reader consumed by his or her pathodicy may ask a very good question.What about your "witch hunt"? The Western Christian white-man's hegemony with those morals and laws you so cherish, why isn't your prosecutorial activity a witch hunt as much as you claim ours is?Great question, really. I did say a lot about the overbearing nature of the law. Of this thing moral standards that followed by most makes a decent society for all to enjoy. I did say that didn't I, with the clear intimation that if one…

The Pathodic Witch Hunt

Scanning through the television channels looking for a decent movie (very hard to find these days) or a compelling sporting event (impossible without being shown how racist they think you are), I happened to see there in the guide scrolling on by those half-hour nightly news shows.I actually felt a bit of fear rising up in my soul, and I'd never had that happen before. I know it was because in that instant I wondered what kind of ungodly garbage they were bilging right then and there. It wasn't too long ago that I'd peruse some of what they had on there, just to get a taste of what's going on and their take on it, but now?... It is simply too harrowing. It is really hard to watch these people say inane things with a straight face over and over and over again.So I bravely peeked at Rachel Maddow tonight, just to see, just to see if it was as wretched as it has become. I was not disappointed. In those couple of moments I tuned in she had on some expert experienced top pu…

Trotsky's Pathodicy

Today is the 80th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky. It's not that I had this date marked on my calendar for a long time -- I just happened to come across that fact the other day. Eighty years ago Trotsky succumbed to wounds suffered the day before when he was summarily pick-axed in the head by a Stalinist agent.Huh. Don't see many people commemorating the event. Oh there are a few brief notes in a handful of Marxist sites, they're there.But the less you know about the real history of Marxist thought and practice as a legitimate tool of Cain's hegemony, the better. That's the idea anyway, except the way things are going now I'm starting to see it doesn't much matter anymore.For you see, Trotsky is quite the heroic figure to those holding a more purist form of Marxist sentiment. He was more of a "democratic socialist," you know, fighting for a gentler, kinder form of economic totalitarianism. That baaad man Stalin -- no, he just wants a ruth…

Naivete About The System

I confess something right here and now. It isn't new, but it is just more pronounced these days.
I am extraordinarily naive.
I am thoroughly impressed by the way those working so dutifully in the World System so imaginatively, so industriously, and so diabolically do their noble work in the service Cain's legacy. I mean it is truly stunning when you think about it. That they can convince so many people in the most powerfully hypnotic ways to adopt principles originating in the deepest reaches of Hell is indeed an awesome thing.
The racialist and coronavirus hysteria seems to be reaching newer heights every day. And that isn't even the genius of the Ops. It is in distracting everyone from the more significant things happening that simply have to be seasoning the planet for Christ's return. Remember the kings of the east? China has got to be slavering over the way Americans are eating their own with their harrowing Stepford bleats that their neighbors must be racists deserv…

The Cancel Culture's Pathodicy

The recent thread of these blog posts has included an introduction to the concept pathodicy, the firm consideration that I must have my negative feelings about another's suffering addressed by employing government force to fix that suffering just so I can feel better. It is the main reason the leftist social agenda is marauding through our country right now, the reason it has ever eviscerated the lives and livelihoods of so many.

Those pathodicies have fully metastasized in large part because the Trump resistance movement has found some semblance of a way to derail his re-election chances by destroying the economy through a mass media cyberbullying campaign of incessantly pounding coronavirus and racialist hysteria.

Recently I'd been posting some thoughts about this "cancel culture" and how it has become virtually intolerable with the news that a top editor at The New York Times resigned because of its effects.

But I have to add a post to emphasize something that is…

What To Do With the Stupid Ideas of the Cancel Culture

I can't neglect to put in a follow-up post to my last one from just yesterday about how many hifalutin public figures put out a whiny letter in a major magazine issue telling us all that bad ideas need to be talked down, and how pointless that strategy is in confronting certain ideas.

A very good friend shared with me the video below and it is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time. What makes it so wonderful is that every single one of the ideas he ridicules is not just a bad idea, but a stupid idea. Some of them are just flat-out monumentally stupid. (Oops, probably shouldn't have used the word "monumentally" there because that may trigger someone who dislikes monuments that may have been erected with some racist motivations...)

So yeah, what do we do with stupid ideas? Yes, it might actually be quite justified to allow them to float about only so we may all heap the requisite amount of ribald mockery upon them. Really, makes life worthwhile, it r…

Cancel Culture Eats Another of Its Own

Bari Weiss, top opinion editor at The New York Times, resigned today.

Why is this story so major? It is because apparently Weiss was striving to be a mitigating force against the marauding leftist spiritual violence that has devastated this country. It seems she too was on the side of many of those hifalutin people who were on board with this widely publicized letter in Harper's all about dialing back the vitriol against anyone not at the farthest left flank of the ideological spectrum.

These Harper's letter people were essentially saying "We must fight bad ideas with talking them out, and the cancel culture is keeping people from exercising their freedom of speech even if their ideas are repulsive."

That was the idea anyway. It is a claim made by those on the right, also, this idea that "Let's just respect freedom of speech OKAY?!"

There is a very pronounced problem with that, one that those on the left at least understand as misguided as they may be.…

Another Slavery Beyond Juneteenth, One of the Most Crushing (and Necessary)

An item showed up in a Facebook post about someone who fears. When you read this brief part of a longer passage, you'll see why the witch hunt is so frightening. It is obvious that a key element of the racialist crusade is to ferociously perpetuate the greatest anxiety in the hearts of whites as a punishment for all the racist crimes the crusaders have been spotlighting for optimum virtue-signaling.

Anyway, here it is, the conclusion to a piece about the insane things that make up the roiling racialist and coronavirus hysteria:

"If you are silent you are part of the problem. If you speak, you are part of the problem. If you have to ask, you don’t understand. If you don’t ask, you don’t care. It’s all so predictable, tedious, and exhausting. Nothing adds up. It’s one gigantic math life problem, with ever changing denominators that I’m sure the media and politicians are eagerly ready to solve for us... until the next 'crisis.'"
What a terrific explanation of the con…

A Tale of Two NASCAR Drivers

I love NASCAR racing. I actually like all auto racing. I love fast cars and fast car drivers duking it out on the speedway. When you have a favorite driver, even if you're picking a couple of them to win a ten-lap race at the local race track, it is a blast. Sometimes you're sadly disappointed, other times it is wonderfully exhilarating when your guy or gal wins.

NASCAR is probably the most popular circuit out there right now, but I'd bet it's popularity will dwindle because of the racialist attacks against its most faithful fans. The sport has already seen a noticeable drop in attendance and viewership much because it has become too tied to identity politics. I mean, really, some people can only be called a bunch of racist rednecks so much.

If you saw what happened this past Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising to see the stands remain empty even after the coronavirus hysteria has eased up a bit more and a few more fans are welcomed back to the tracks to watch races …

The Slavery Beyond Juneteenth

June 19th, or "Juneteenth," has come and gone, along with another splendid opportunity for devout leftist SJWs to bully anyone they think was, is, or will always be a part of the particular brand of slavery they revile. Recently Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation wrote an excellent piece about the slavery these people refuse to see, and it made me think.

It made me think about the rampant slavery out there going full bore today, and how much the sniveling obsession with the racist slavery of the antebellum period is severely constricting the ability to see what should be addressed. The claim what happened 150 years ago is a sort-of slavery still existing today in the form of white privilege and systemic racism is mostly a fantasy used to rationalize the worst socialist policy, one that is indeed rocketing forward at warp speed on the strength of institutionalized shaming on steroids.
Here are a few of the slaveries still around today, yet rarely get broadcast, much le…

Juneteenth, Pride, and Summer Solstice

What a weekend for the System's provocations. One of the most important functions of Cain's legacy is to stir rebellion in its nation's inhabitants. And this weekend may likely be the most pronounced celebration of that significant activity.

Today you have a commemoration of the final announcement of emancipation made after the Civil War ended in April 1865. This is unquestionably a fine thing, emancipation, liberation respected by the authorities, the official end of slavery. The questionable part of this abruptly expanded version is how much this holiday is being used to browbeat white people with the idea that they are still racist and they need to do a lot of explaining, including how much they must hand over large portions of their wealth to make amends.

Look at the kinds of demonstrations the Juneteenth promoters will have today. Legions of progressively minded folks with serious rebel streaks (the irony) hitting the streets furiously shouting and waving signs "…