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Old 09-17-2018, 08:25 AM   #586
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Re: Watching western society fall apart has its better points

The show goes on.

Gandhi may be coming down right behind Stonewall, Davis, and J. E. B.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/13/s...tatue-removal/

You gotta love it all! Decline and collapse are vastly more entertaining than reality tellyvigion and network news.
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Old 09-18-2018, 02:59 PM   #587
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America, Where Have You Gone?

They don't make many TV shows anymore like the ones I watched growing up.

I loved the tightly knit, God-loving, family units depicted on "The Waltons" and "Little House on the Prairie." These families forged their own paths, using their ingenuity and bare hands to make a living, never forgetting what matters most is not what you have in your life, but who you have.

Instead, today we have the chaos of "Real Housewives," the self-absorbed materialism of the Kardashians, the racial politics of "Black-ish," the vulgarity mixed with political propaganda on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," and the list goes on and on.

Judeo-Christian values are the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization. Freedom, family, faith, and fortitude all helped provide the infrastructure for the benefits we reap today. But these principles that helped shape our nation have been slowly eroding, leaving us vulnerable to catastrophic internal collapse.

Lincoln said it best when he noted:

"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!-All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined ... could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
(Abraham Lincoln, "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois," January 27, 1838.)



The Path to Destruction

Just like the Roman Empire before it, America, mighty as it is, can self-destruct. But this process will likely not happen overnight. Even if our destruction were to occur in the blink of an eye, countless warning signs have preceded it

The Catos and Ciceros of Rome predicted the empire's collapse nearly half a millennium before its actual fall. They knew that as they shifted from republic to empire, the consequences would be fatal. Freedoms were taken away, corruption was legitimized, and government entitlements bled the empire dry.

Today, even our most fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of speech, are under attack by the tyranny of "tolerance." Free speech is the new "hate speech," and the right to exercise one's opinion seems to end where the radical left's feelings begin.

Corruption at the highest levels of our government seems to go either unnoticed or unpunished. When the secretary of state can destroy evidence in an ongoing federal corruption investigation only to have her pals at the FBI cover for her, we do not have rule of law; we have anarchy.

Those who choose to put their lives on the line to defend this nation and enforce its laws as their patriotic and civic duty are rewarded with mockery, disrespect, and slander from its citizens. The media spreads falsehoods about the American police officer, seeking to inflame racial tensions between black and white at almost every turn. Of course, this only takes place when they're not spreading fake news stories about Russia colluding with President Trump to rig the election.

Elected officials seem particularly generous spending your tax dollars on welfare programs for unvetted Islamic refugees and newly arrived immigrants, many of whom do not respect our nation or the values it embodies.

Worst of all, our enemies seem to be as united as we are divided. While many radical Islamists from all across the globe have been flocking to join the Islamic caliphate known as ISIS, others, inspired by their progress, have chosen to wage war from right outside their Western backyards.

Foolishly, many tasked with protecting us have refused to take the threats we face seriously. In doing so, they have endangered their citizens in the name of political correctness and "social justice."

Parents remain too distracted by their careers, material possessions, or modern technological devices to notice that their children are being taught in their daily classes to hate this nation, those who founded it, and even the very principles it was founded upon.

Instead of the tight-knit, God-loving families I watched on my black-and-white television, American families have become fragmented, distracted, and self-absorbed units.



It's Not Too Late

We are still heading down a dangerous road, with fewer and fewer exit signs left before we reach the point of no return. But if we're going to restore America to prominence, we can only do so by also recognizing and resurrecting the principles that made America the shining city on a hill we all remember it to be.

We must not be ashamed of our heritage, our nationality, or our way of life. If we as Americans cannot champion the virtues of freedom, we can't possibly expect others to do so.

Regardless of color, gender, or background, as Americans, we are all united under the same flag of freedom. Every citizen who bleeds red, white, and blue and does not apologize for their patriotism can be used as an instrument of change in this life.

Fragmented we are fragile, but united, we possess the potential to save this nation from doom and restore it to its rightful place in history as the greatest in the history of mankind. But we cannot accomplish this from our keyboards. We must rise, and take action, matching the enthusiasm of our enemies.

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:56 PM   #588
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https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/...-adds-esports/

E-"Sports". I didn't know that was a thing.

The salt in the wound is that every last bit of this is built on the backs of those of us who produce products and services of real value for other people.

Our sweat is harvested to produce entitled leftists sycophants by the million. Who, naturally, feel vastly superior to the working serfs who pay for it all.

Collapse can't come soon enough. You all can walk to your food, right?
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:24 AM   #590
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:07 AM   #591
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E-"Sports". I didn't know that was a thing.
The salt in the wound is that every last bit of this is built on the backs of those of us who produce products and services of real value for other people.
Our sweat is harvested to produce entitled leftists sycophants by the million. Who, naturally, feel vastly superior to the working serfs who pay for it all.
Collapse can't come soon enough. You all can walk to your food, right?
I am old. I was amazed when MTV came out. I thought, who in the hell would sit on their ass and watch music??? Don't get me wrong, I like music, I just thought it was something in the background while you did other shit. Not to be just stared at. But I was proven VERY wrong....
So who knows, someday there may be a stadium full of losers watching two other losers have a super bowl on there computers.
And they will probably get a Nike contract.
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E-"Sports". I didn't know that was a thing.

The salt in the wound is that every last bit of this is built on the backs of those of us who produce products and services of real value for other people.

Our sweat is harvested to produce entitled leftists sycophants by the million. Who, naturally, feel vastly superior to the working serfs who pay for it all.

Collapse can't come soon enough. You all can walk to your food, right?
That would be my issue.Who is paying for it?
My youngest son plays a couple games that according to him some kids have became so popular at it they make about 500k a month.
I dont get it but to each his own as long as its not my sweat paying for it.
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This should turn up some sludge!


WHY WESTERN CIVILIZATION NEEDS CHRISTIANITY

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/09/v...e-008.html?m=1
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The rise of the moderate extremist
by Brett Stevens on March 5, 2016

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The Left occupies its time these days by pretending it has no idea why Donald Trump is rising in the polls. It is the equivalent of stating that the theory does not permit certain results, so they cannot be true, which means some mysterious force — equivalent to a scapegoat, in our minds — is skewing things. As a result, the Left looks into psychology, sociology, astrology and phlebotomy to explain these “anomalous” (read: unintended) results.

What they are seeing is much simpler: the rise of the moderate extremist. This is the oldest category of people, and they recognize that a job is either done or un-done. If you have not actually fixed a problem, but deferred it, calling your acts a “solution” is a lie and a waste of time. This is a practical, can-do outlook that is common to people in the country everywhere, because in such places you need to make sure your knots will hold or you could end up injured, dead or starving.

Moderate extremists are not ideologues in the classic sense. They do not want to save the world, nor are they motivated by the type of ideological thinking that seeks to purify the world of the other. They want society to function well and they have a distrust of parasitic individuals. Their approach tends to be to use authority in as minimal a method as possible, but to reward good behavior and punish bad, recognizing the common sense awareness that whatever is tolerated is encouraged and we will get more of it, so it makes sense to tolerate only the good.

Unlike the ideological extremists, the moderate extremists tend toward middle-of-the-road policy that is enacted clearly and forcefully to remove doubt. They dislike laws that set traps for people by making it unclear what is expected of them and what will be punished. They are as a result not driven by symbolic issues. A moderate extremist may dislike abortion, but not see the point in an outright ban so much as refusing to support what they understand as an evil institution. They may think homosexuality is a sin, or at least a path to places they do not want their children to go, but will not support excluding someone from society for homosexuality, so long as he keeps private matters private, as the saying goes.

Unlike both garden variety extremists and moderates, moderate extremists are Nationalistic, which means they believe that every nation is formed of one ethnic group. This can be as simple as folk wisdom — “birds of a feather flock together” is the observation, in part, that people like to live, work, marry, befriend and interact with those of similar background — or as complex as a reading of history that shows homogeneous societies are happiest and most functional. To the moderate extremist, diversity was always a pipe dream, but because they are not ideologically motivated, they grudgingly accepted it so long as it did not disrupt their lives.

That is the weakness of the moderate extremist: they respond only when conditions impinge on their own hopes and plans. To them, society does many things, most of which fail, and they trust nature (and/or God and Darwin) to sweep up the broken pieces and let something more functional take their place. This outlook fails to take into account the nature of society, which is that the rules it make like tolerance encourage the growth of certain practices by subsidizing them. Diversity for example was causing problems long before those became visible, but the moderate extremist combines realism with pragmatism and self-reliance, and so remains unconcerned for too long.

When awakened however the moderate extremist becomes more extreme. He sees that the broken policies have piled up, and now it is time to demand they be removed. This is his extremist side: when something does not work, and consequences appear, he wants it gone entirely because as country wisdom tells you, leaving a rake in the grass will result in a broken nose eventually. In his mind, policies are either working, undetermined or failed, and failed things need to be destroyed and swept aside because they are future liabilities.

What we are seeing with Trump is a backlash against several Leftist policies: immigration, or replacement of our people with permanent Leftist voters from the Third world; the welfare state, or creation of a permanent underclass that depends on government and therefore votes Left; and “big government” or ideological government itself, which justifies its expansion with a morality of equality that hides its self-interest. Having tolerated these things for years, they feel justified in now demanding they be gone.

This approach seems counter-intuitive to the Left, whose response to a failed program is to check to see if it is ideologically sound and if so, to double down on it. Moderate extremists are not knee-jerk reactionaries, however. They are accustomed to trying new things and waiting for results. When the results are good, they keep them, but when they get negative feedback through bad results, they throw out the idea and try something else. Any home handyman or gardener can relate to this approach to technique.

The appeal of Donald Trump is that he is not a badged conservative attempting to defend an ideological interpretation of a way of life that is inherently anti-ideological. He is like a mechanic, testing to see where the problems are and fixing them with whatever method works best. Where this overlaps with conservatism, he is willing to use it, but he is not committed to any fixed system of thought because his ultimate goal is diagnosis and solution alone. This appeals to the moderate extremist in all of us.

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WHY WESTERN CIVILIZATION NEEDS CHRISTIANITY

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/09/v...e-008.html?m=1
Nailed it. Every society is held together by some religion. Christianity produces the best society - not perfect, but by far the best.
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A letter to the civic nationalists

Inspired by the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the Z-man addresses the civic nationalists who have been distressed by this glimpse into the manners and customs of Post-America.

"Think about all that has been said and written in favor of civil nationalism, yet, here we are anyway.... Look at the fruits of civic nationalism. The champions of the constitutional order and rule of law are all sitting on the Republican side, getting rolled by the non-white rage heads responsible for this circus. The professional civic nationalists have built out a well-financed system to promote your cause. Yet here they are getting clobbered again. If they can’t win this fight, what can they win?

Look. I get it. In your heart you know our side is right about “the race stuff.”. It’s why you moved to a neighborhood with good schools and a bad basketball team. It’s why you support Israel and oppose Islam. You know that only in a society run by white men can there be anything resembling civil order. You hate yourself for it so you have created all sorts of ways to show you’re not an anti-Semite or conceal your real feelings toward blacks. It’s hard to put down that steamer trunk of guilt you have been taught to carry.

I get it. All of us on this side of the great divide get it. All of us have made the journey you will have to make. It’s not easy to accept that all the stuff you have been taught about the constitution and patriotism was just a way to blind you to the approaching darkness. Now you have a chance to open your eyes and see what comes next if you don’t begin your journey to this side. That circus on your television is not going to just fade away. it is a glimpse into the future, of your children’s future and your grandchildren’s future."


Many civic nationalists can't bear to face the truth about the transformation of the USA into Post-America due to their own identity complications. I understand that challenge very well, being identity-complicated myself.

But if you are willing to sell out your entire nation, your entire civilization, for the sake of your Chinese wife, your adopted black son, or your very nice, hard-working neighbor from Venezuela who loves football and just wants a better life for his extended family, then how are you any different than the businessman who was willing to sell the Soviets the rope with which they intended to hang him? How are you not a traitor to your family, your people, and your country, even by your own lofty principles?

If your definition of "America" requires denying the very existence of America as an actual, material, historical nation, if you deny that Americans are one united people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, and very similar in their manners and customs, then how can you possibly consider yourself to be a patriot or a loyal American at all?

And, regardless of your heritage, your ideological self-identification, or your position on optimal tax rates, how can you possibly consider yourself to be anything but a de facto member of the anti-American globalist Left?

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