Leftist Power Speedometer

Posted April 13, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Politics

In 2008, less than 10% max power output. In 2014, less than 20% max power output. It’s getting higher!

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/04/12/true-the-vote-president-calls-cummings-damning-emails-the-tip-of-a-very-ugly-iceberg-112145

Try not to underestimate the Power of the Left. People will get surprised if they do and not in a good way.

Reid over in Nevada wants that land Bundy’s cows are roaming over, so Reid’s going to utilize a sliver of the power to put Bundy in the proper place for serfs and slaves.

Life on Earth: What is it good for

Posted April 12, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Science

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/10/boffins_identify_ancient_earth_asteroid_strike_that_dwarfed_later_dinosaur_killer/

I have often thought that no matter who was supposed to have created humanity and life, God or merely a power below God like evolution, the only thing the Earth really cared about was producing a species that was powerful and enlightened enough to protect the Earth from things like that…

And if that life failed, then it was time to hit the Restart button. A real Restart button.

Counter Leftist activism and Tea Party it up

Posted April 12, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Politics

http://abcnews.go.com/US/nevada-cattle-rancher-wins-range-war-federal-government/story?id=23302610

Here’s some entertainment from the Fers at ABC, those who think they are above us.

By entertainment of course I mean WACO style.

“We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner,” he said.

Yes you saw correctly. The NPS, the friendly park rangers. Remember those guys? Remember those people obeying Hussein O’s orders to remove American patriots from parks and monuments? Remember that?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/10/tense-video-feds-taser-pro-nevada-rancher-protester-during-clash/

Much better user video of those Leftist freaks in action.

The Left doesn’t like love or homosexuals or marriages

Posted April 11, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Politics

Comment thread data dump incoming:

Edward says:
APRIL 5, 2014 AT 7:50 PM
This is getting pretty scary. I’m old enough to remember when the gay rights movement seemed to consist of no more than a plea for tolerance. It now seems they only wished to be tolerated in order to grow strong enough to become intolerant themselves. The tolerated will no longer tolerate tolerance! Tolerance is intolerable to the tolerated. Anyway. Can someone out there help me to wrap my mind around the whole idea of how not allowing people of the same sex to marry is discrimination? No one is stopping any one of them from getting married right? They just don’t like the rules. Suppose the issue was driving. If we refused to allow Asian Americans to drive, that would certainly be discrimination. But what if a group of people got together and said, “We are Speeders! And like Sammy Hagar, we can’t drive fifty-five! We were born this way.” One might reply to such a person, “You are welcome to drive if you want to, but you must follow the rules. You must obey the speed limit.” To which the speeders might reply, “We only want to drive fast! We can’t stand to drive slow. It is odious to us. Why do you hate us. You are discriminating against us.”

I’m sure there is a better analogy out there, but this is the best I could come up with. Is anyone out there having an intelligent conversation about what marriage is for? Why our forefathers set it up as they did? It seems to me it isn’t really a right at all. By that I mean, it was meant to benefit society as a whole, not just the couple who marry. Perhaps it has changed so much since the founding of this country that nobody really knows what the purpose of it is anymore. I wonder how many of us would want to marry if the laws regulating marriage were the same as they were in 1800. Now it’s just something that people who have sex get to do? Its just a tax credit for sexy people? What about people who don’t have sex, or don’t have any prospects of finding someone who wants to have sex with them? What if two sisters are both widowed and still have children from their previous relationships? Perhaps they might want to stick together because they love each other and enjoy being together. Do they get to get married too? If not why not? Because they’re not having sex? What a mess.

REPLY
Douglas Ernst says:
APRIL 6, 2014 AT 12:34 AM
In a recent post I talked about language, and how the left likes to muddle it until no one knows what the heck is going on. “Taxes” becomes “revenue generation” or some such ridiculousness, for example. The same thing applies to marriage. When you start trying to really talk about what marriage means and how that applies to the culture at large, they balk. They turn it into the “bigots” versus the people who just want “equal rights.” Well yes, I hate to inform my leftist friends, but I’m for equal rights too — but we can’t really talk about equal rights until we both define marriage.

The liberal litmus test for marriage seems to be “Do the people who want to get married love each other? If yes, then the union they want to form should be called a marriage.”

My personal opinion is more along the lines of Carl. In terms of a legally binding contract that can be recognized by the state, I’m not opposed to people entering into such agreements. If I essentially say I am in favor of civil unions while opposing a redefinition of marriage into something that neuters it as a credible force for shaping civil society in ways closer to its highest ideals…how does that make me against “love”?

The government chose to get into the marriage business, but it has zero claim to change its more religious definition willy-nilly.

I tolerate all sorts of behaviors that I do not agree with. I treat everyone I interact with on a daily basis with respect and kindness until the give me a reason not to. And even then, I try my best to be patient and understanding. It seems as though on this issue I am asked to not only be tolerant of a particular behavior, but to be an advocate for it as well. I’m supposed to celebrate it. And if I don’t, I’m somehow a bad person.

We are going down a very scary road when a man can be forced from his job because his public policy preferences are not in line with the politically correct pervading “wisdom” of the day.

REPLY
Andrew says:
APRIL 6, 2014 AT 1:24 PM
Talking of taxes, in the UK our tax authority calls taxpayers “customers”

Surely Customers should be able to take their custom wherever they want?

Carl says:
APRIL 6, 2014 AT 4:31 PM
It’s a very scary road indeed. I don’t it’s right that someone should be forced from their job and ostracized from society forever because their viewpoints on this or any other issue are different from PC group-think. They like to complain about “bullies…” well, the only people I see being actual bullies are the gay rights lobby.

They like to change words to suit their own agendas and even then, when you press them for a definition, they don’t have one. If you don’t agree in lockstep with them on this or many other issues, you’re labelled a “bigot” and try to destroy you.

-Thread

Well first off, in reply to Edward, this incidence and all of those connected to it isn’t more than 20% of the Left’s true total power. It may be more than 10%, I’ll grant that at this time (I didn’t in 2008, since the LEft hadn’t yet mobilized to that extent), but wait until people see the 20%. They will be surprised then.

To address the main question, the Left doesn’t want equal rights or homosexuals to have their problems solved. If the problems are solved, how is the Regime going to get power by making the homos obey? If homosexuals don’t feel discriminated and have all they need on their own, why would they sacrifice free will to obey the Leftist Totalitarian Regime and become human slaves? In return for what, they would get nothing for it, not even the promise of something.

So if civil unions became something real, the homosexual activists would lose their control over their homosexual slaves. So they can’t let civil unions exist. So they demand what is beyond the pale, something they know the orthodox and traditional society can’t accept, as a way to use the backlash to coral homos into the right plantation pen.

So it’s not about making things better for homosexuals, it’s not about defining marriage, it’s not about equal rights. For the Leftist alliance, it’s always about Evil and about Power.

Diplomacy, what is it good for

Posted April 9, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Culture

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-problem-of-engagement.html

This is an entertaining look into a sector of the war front which I haven’t heard about, the science fiction/fantasy fan(atic) community and writing community. There’s some kind of battle going on there. It’s not merely political individuals like David Brin or John Scalzi being on the outside or as outliers.

The Left’s true nature

Posted April 8, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Books, Politics

http://www.scifiwright.com/2013/11/saving-science-fiction-from-strong-female-characters-part-4/

Most of the Left’s ops aren’t isolated incidents. They are coordinated, if only loosely.

So what is my objection?

My objection is to falseness, insincerity, propaganda, bad drama, bad art, and treason against the muses. My objection is to using art for propaganda purposes. My objection is to Politically Correct piety. My objection is to the Thought Police.

My objection is to the spirit of totalitarianism.

For about ten years now, I have been writing and posting essays and articles on my electronic journal, and in all that time, I have been subjected to the Leftist mob tactics of mass hatred once and once only. It was the time I mocked the Sci-Fi Channel for kowtowing to Political Correctness. My motive for objecting was perfectly clear to everyone: I would like to write without censorship, formal or informal, based on political considerations. Formal censorship is state enforced; informal is enforced by organized mob-tactics, minority pressure groups, yelling, screaming, boycotts, hysteria and general bullying.

Because I would like to write without informal censorship interfering with my livelihood, I objected to Sci-Fi channel, or anyone in my field, surrendering to the minority pressure groups screaming and yelling and mob-tactics and bullying. So I mocked the Sci-Fi channel for encouraging the bullies by bowing the knee to them.

And in return the mob tried to bully me, of all people. As if I give a tinker’s damn for the opinions of these yowling halfwits. (There was exactly one person of the seven hundred or so who wrote in to me who seemed sincerely offended, and to him I apologized. To remaining six hundred and ninety-nine or so, I offered defiance in public, and in private prayed for their fool souls, hoping despite all appearances they were not damned fools.)

This taught me a lesson, but not the one the mob organizers wanted to teach. It taught me what they were afraid of. Not of me: no one can be afraid of a fat and balding nearsighted science fiction writer with a dull swordcane.

Nor were they offended by calling sodomy a sexual perversion, which I have done frequently before and since, never eliciting a single angry comment in reply, or attracting the slightest notice.

Since my legions of drug-maddened terror troops are all stranded on Salusa Secondus, the third planet of Gamma Piscium, 138 lightyears away, surely the mobsters of Political Correctness are not afraid of any physical force I can bring to bear. Neither am I in a position to deny any man any economic opportunities, nor am I influential enough to provoke public opinion or create any controversy. I doubt I could even do as much myself against them as they have done to me, such as hack a Wikipedia page or send around an open letter and expect it to be published and reprinted.

To explain what they are afraid of, I am afraid I have to explain something of the pathology of Leftism.

It feels satisfying to see the rest or others of the 3% telling it as it actually is, without the limitations of intellectual retardedness or unwillingness to face the true nature of the Left.

Also per chance I liked the books of that author, but I never read his politics or blog posts. My instinct for the sane must be getting refined over time.

Golden Age of Science Fiction nostalgia

Posted April 8, 2014 by ymarsakar
Categories: Books, Culture

An introduction to the Golden Age of hard SciFi.

http://www.scifiwright.com/2013/02/the-big-three/


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