Sowell and Sayet and Vox Day, Oh My! (And Claire Wolfe & Star Trek.)

Dr. Thomas Sowell is someone whose work I’ve admired for years.  I own a number of his books and next up on my reading is to re-read his seminal book A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles.  In parallel I also plan to re-read his book The Quest for Cosmic Justice.  (I’m still trying to get his autograph but no luck so far.)

He has a quotation whose exact wording I can’t find, but I cited it in Teflon Intellects (apologies for the paraphrasing, Dr. Sowell; hopefully someday I find the exact wordage):

A person who has tied their sense of moral superiority to specific beliefs cannot be debated.


"It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance."

(From here)

And unable to debate with them is, to quote my late mother, “exactly right”.  Just to give a recent example: I countered several someones in a social media venue; I presented multiple youtube videos, not to mention links to articles.  And was called “fascist”, “racist”, not to mention implied attacks on my educational level (which, for reference, is high having multiple post-graduate degrees).  But so much easier to go for the Frankfurt School’s attack mode:

When I dismissed one’s reference to the New York Times-Traitor, they said it was the pinnacle of respected journalism.  HAH!  “A fish doesn’t know it’s in water.”  To others I provided provable historical information, which they promptly dismissed a la this quote from the video below: "[The goal of the KGB was] to change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country".  Mission accomplished, not just in America but the West - this next quote applies to virtually every Leftist regardless of the country they're in.  "A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information - the facts tell nothing to him.  Even if I shower show him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures... he will refuse to believe it".

[How To Brainwash A Nation / 8:47]

So what does a Leftist / liberal believe?  How do they think?

I had come across Sayet’s essay Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals "Think" some years ago; it’s all good and very intriguing – I highly recommend it as a “seminal essay” in understanding the Left – but here’s the key section:

What I discovered is that the Modern Liberal looks back on 50,000 years, 100,000 years of human civilization, and knows only one thing for sure: that none of the ideas that mankind has come up with--none of the religions, none of the philos­ophies, none of the ideologies, none of the forms of government--have succeeded in creating a world devoid of war, poverty, crime, and injustice. So they're convinced that since all of these ideas of man have proved to be wrong, the real cause of war, poverty, crime, and injustice must be found--can only be found--in the attempt to be right.

If nobody ever thought they were right, what would we disagree about? If we didn't disagree, surely we wouldn't fight. If we didn't fight, of course we wouldn't go to war. Without war, there would be no poverty; without poverty, there would be no crime; without crime, there would be no injustice. It's a utopian vision, and all that's required to usher in this utopia is the rejection of all fact, reason, evi­dence, logic, truth, morality, and decency--all the tools that you and I use in our attempts to be better people, to make the world more right by trying to be right, by siding with right, by recognizing what is right and moving toward it.
Well, maybe not THE key section; this essay is full of insights.  Again, I highly encourage you to read it.  And bookmark it.  And send it out to fellow conservatives.  Yes, it’s that good.

Sayet also has been on the lecture circuit and talks about this further (I’ve taken the liberty of jumping past the introduction for you):

[Evan Sayet - Hating What's Right How the Modern Liberal Winds Up on the Wrong Side of Every Issue  / 1:02:26]

He’s a very amusing speaker – again, I highly recommend the time, and sharing it with others.  But to repeat Sayet’s central point: Liberals will choose evil over good, wrong over right, outside civilizations over their own – and all to prove they don’t discriminate which, to a liberal, is the ultimate crime.  (There’s an old joke: A liberal is someone who won’t take their own side in an argument.)


Disclaimer: Vox Day doesn’t like Jews.  That’s clear from his writing and current seeming obsession with disproving Ashkenazi IQ scores (which are immaterial to me); let alone the comments from some of his followers.  That’s his/their business (I am not the thought police, and there can be no freedom without the right to disagree); then again, there are some of my fellow Jews whose support of Islamic immigration baffles me – and some Jews whom I count as active enemies of Western Civilization.  Thus, while I read him – he is clearly intelligent and does make some excellent points on non-Jew related topics – I don’t like him back.
But to give credit where it’s due, his book SJWs Always Lie contains a solid description of how they operate.  (And my thanks to him for pointing me to some references about wars, and how – more often than not – it’s not the side with the largest forces or best technology that win, but the side that wants it the most that wins.)  Speaking of morale:

[Israeli soldiers sing and dance during 3 hr break from the battle / 2:33]

But back to Vox Day’s thoughts:
SJWs project: They always accuse others of feeling / thinking / planning what they themselves are feeling / thinking / planning.

SJWs double-down: When faced with pushback and/or evidence that weakens – or outright contradicts – their beliefs, they bolster their claims without even considering they could be wrong.
SJWs are totalitarians: They preach “coexist” and “tolerance” and “open-mindedness” while pushing for absolute repression of anything outside The Collective.  Worse, both others and I have observed that they don’t just want Conservative silence but enforced conversion.


Leftists view us as the enemy; The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly:
Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.
So among myriad examples, consider this one; Huffington Post’s Luke O’Brien: “No Remorse” For Doxxing Counter-Jihadi (bolding added):

It is becoming increasingly accepted on the Left that those who dissent from its agenda and are classified by its lights as “racists” and “bigots” indeed have no rights, and deserve to have their careers and very lives destroyed. They are as convinced of their correctness, and the error of those who disagree, as were medieval Christians burning heretics at the stake.
It is hard to see how this can end well. When one faction in the American public square thinks that the other faction deserves not even basic human respect, and is rightfully shamed, vilified, and even brutalized (that’s where Antifa comes in), it is hard to see how America can survive as a free society without armed conflict. If and when that conflict comes, it will be in large part thanks to the likes of Luke O’Brien and the Huffington Post.
A couple of points come to mind on this action that has a family shorn of income and fearful for their lives.

First, recall the Left’s “North Star” – Saul Alinksy (don’t forget, Imperious Barackus Rex taught Alinsky's methods, and Felonia von Pantsuit was an open admirer of, and correspondent with, Alinksy).  I mentioned, in A Very Personal Opposition to Gun Control, one of his key quotes:

“There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents. The latter must be depicted as being evil.”
A little later in the same piece I mentioned (links in the original):

[L]et’s look at the contemporary genocidal rage at Trump voters (a hat-trick of examples... among legion):
That rage has taken form in physical attacks on Trump supporters, riots on college campuses over Conservative speakers like Milo, doxing Conservatives to get them fired - never mind actual stalking, and the shooting of Republican Congressmen.  And myriad other examples. 
From the small scale of insulting Conservatives and tearing up their table material at a college presentation, or the in-the-excerpt-above-mentioned premeditated murder of Republicans... as Schlichter said, above, they hate us.

Let me summarize:
·       They hate us because we stand in the way of their creating their heaven-on-earth Socialist utopia.  For who would stand in the way of paradise but someone evil?

·       They are willing to “other” us as groundwork for our elimination.

·       They are willing to, and have, attacked people socially.

·       They willing to, and have, attacked people financially.

·       And they are increasingly willing to attack people physically.  They’ve already done so onesie-twosie style; it’s only time before it becomes more organized and systematic.  And they're working on that too.
Understand that in their minds Conservatives are sub-human scum, inferior beings paling in comparison to their titanic intellects and towering moral superiority.  Superior ability, even of only in the mind of the believer, breeds both superior ambition and contempt for those not seen as such.

Having painted anyone to the right of Stalin as irredeemably evil, the step to death camps is pretty small.  All that stands in their way is the Second Amendment, and they're becoming openly desirous of destroying that tooDon’t forget this about America’s Left, also mentioned in my A Very Personal Opposition… essay (adapting from my original piece for clarity):
[The Weathermen (amongst whom was Obama's "guy in the neighborhood" in whose house Obama launched his political career)] also believed that their immediate responsibility would be to protect against what they called the counter revolution and they felt that this counter revolution could best be guarded against by creating and establishing reeducation centers in the Southwest where would take all the people who needed to be reeducated into the new way of thinking and teach them how things were going to be.
I asked, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can’t reeducate that are diehard capitalists and the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say eliminate I mean kill – 25 million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people most of which have graduate degrees from Columbia and other well known educational centers and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious."

Back in the 1990’s as I was prepping for Y2K I was made aware of Wolfe's famous quote:

“America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
Witnessing the raw, open hatred the Left has towards us… they express it verbally and physically.  They openly fantasize about killing us.  They dehumanize us – one of the necessary precursors to mass murder (bolding added).

“I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering censorship and defending violence as a response to speech. I see seemingly reasonable people wishing death on others and laughing at escalating suicide and addiction rates of the white working class. I see liberal think pieces written in opposition to expressing empathy or civility in interactions with those with whom we disagree. I see 63 million Trump voters written off as “nazis” who are okay to target with physical violence.”

“How easy is it for ordinary humans to commit atrocious acts? History teaches us it’s pretty damn easy when you are blinded to your own hypocrisy. When you believe you are morally superior, when you have dehumanized those you disagree with, you can justify almost anything. In a particularly vocal part of the left, justification for dehumanizing and committing violence against those on the right has already begun.”
In one of my early essays, Prophecy from Star Trek’s “Omega Glory”, I predicted that we would – eventually – move inexorably to the day when “We do not talk to Kohms; they are only for killing”.

I fear that Claire Wolfe’s “awkward stage” will soon be over, and that the sentiment voiced by Cloud William will apply.  I know that, in my dealings online with Leftists, more than once has another Star Trek (DS9 for those who care) phrase, somewhat altered, come to mind: "I cannot debate these liberals, I can only anticipate the day when we start killing them".
And I weep that such thoughts even cross my mind.

May G-d forgive us what we will have to do – will be forced to do – to save America from the Left’s tyrannical aims… it will be similar to what has to be done to save Western Civilization from the Islamic invasion.


"I do not coexist with cancer; I do not find common ground with gangrene.  The Left must be fought and destroyed, or America dies."




  1. I love what you've done with the place! Keep it up!
    -John Wilder

  2. Here's one you'll like, I'd bet:

    1. Thanks!

      It boggles my mind - how many times does an implementation have to fail before people consider that the thing itself is flawed?

    2. People always love the pretty lies versus reality . . . "you can have it all." "You deserve more."

      Honestly, I think "deserve" is the most evil concept ever. Cain and Abel might be the oldest story of "deserve" being poison to humanity.


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