Random Thoughts June 28, 2020

Note: I think, for a while at least, these “Random Thoughts” will replace my linkfests.  We’ll see how this evolves.  So far I’m liking the format – I get to expound more on a few topics rather than “quick hitting” when there are so many places to get lots of info like that, e.g., my I READ… list on the left.  Many of these places are where I get my info from anyway.  Please click through from here so they see traffic coming from me.
I’ve updated my I READ blogroll.  Please do look for new additions.

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Lead-in clickbait image from one of my Rule 5 posts, specifically done to get traffic:

Yes, I know it’s clickbait.  Deal with that.  Give me a better way to get eyeballs short of my giving away money, I’ll do that instead.

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Any link in yellow is a link to a purchase that supports me.  Any link in cyan is to something I’ve posted previously.  And anything in magenta is an organization that – IMHO – deserves a donation or paid subscription.
And please do check out my last five non-Rule Five / non-LINKFEST posts (any multi-part posts count as one; quickie-posts put together and counted as one):
Three blast-from-the-past posts – picked at my whim:
On Solzhenitsyn:

Speaking of the past: Volume I and Volume II.  (If I get inspired I may just fold them all into one…)
And my latest LINKFEST compilation (on hiatus as above), plus don’t forget my CARTOONS.  And for those interested, my last two Rule Five posts (again, preview images are clickbait, I know… so sue me) – and a notice on Rule Five posts in general:

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Yet another f*cking Communist JINO plopping Jew – who probably set foot in shul once a year (if that) working to undermine America and Western Civilization.  And whose Jewish heritage will be used as confirmation (((JOOOOOOS))) are undermining things when, just reading this article, I can state with certainty this man wouldn’t know the Mishnah from a Mohel.  And a quote that highlights his hatred of anything genuinely Jewish:
Actually, many readers are familiar with such definitions.  For example, “Zionism is a form of racism” has been an official UN slogan for many years.  Therefore, the militant anti-Semitism of paleocommunist Ignatiev should not surprise anyone. Indeed, according to Ignatiev, it follows that “Zionism is a form of anti-communism.” Moreover, Ignatiev hated Christianity as much as Judaism (he especially hated Christmas and, oddly enough, Christmas trees).
Zionism is the idea that we Jews deserve a homeland – a nation – as a people that have survived as a people for over 3,000 years.  Since the Left is ruthlessly opposed to any nation, his hatred of Zionism and Israel follow naturally to his “logic” chain.

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So I’ve been engaged with an interesting and ongoing correspondence with the author of this series about the Left being a cult – who, incidentally, is working with the “counter resistance” in Canada (Forum for Canadian Sovereignty):
And I made this observation in an email:
I've observed this - maybe even to you. If you told me a lot of what I believe about "shadow forces" and so on, even five years ago, I'd have backed away slowly. I don't WANT to believe this stuff. But what I want is irrelevant.
They WANT these things that they believe to be true because it validates them as “good people”.  They WANT these things to be true because believing so touch them emotionally.


And when you have their leaders and the enemedia and the culture validating those beliefs en masse, that tearing down statues and othering anyone to the Right of Stalin – and so on – is a good thing making them believe they are good people, they will cheerfully march us into camps believing that our deaths will be a good thing.

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Here is yet another example of the failure of Socialism.  Here, staring every thinking person in the face; How Deep, Señor Maduro?:
An estimated 86% of Venezuelans reported unreliable water service, including 11% who have none at all, according to an April survey of 4,500 residents by the non-profit Venezuelan Observatory of Public Services.
We’re dealing with a FAITH.
Herein is a key difference between Left and Right.  Take a brief moment to watch this video where emotion is the overriding factor for this moonbat:

[Leftist Believes Emotions Trump Facts / 3:15]
(Embedded in my essay The Shunning, original source is Moonbattery)

As I noticed in my essay, with links, the Left is a religion.  They’ve pushed Hashem from their lives and have replaced Him with Marx (and the Lord their Marx is a jealous g0d indeed).  With global warming.
The New York Times spoke to several people from different industries who all associated their conversion to climate activism as at a type of religious epiphany.
Black Lives Matter is also, now, taking on some of the trappings of a religion, complete with mass meetings, open repentance, etc.; Black Lives Matter is a state-backed religion (links in the original):
Many so-called protests took on features highly reminiscent of religion: collective worship, public confession and requests for salvation, devotional poses and gestures, group prayer, the creation of a new pantheon of martyr figures to revere, and the adoption of liturgical rites and rituals
Children and teenagers have been encouraged to publicly repent for their sins, with the ‘original sin’ being ‘white privilege’. In the small town of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, I witnessed a white teenager named Frankie, wearing a sleekly designed ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt, nervously stand before the assembled crowd (also overwhelmingly white) and proclaim, ‘Every single white person here today benefits from white privilege’ — to rousing applause.
‘White bodies are protecting POC bodies in this space.’ The idea is that should any conflict with police arise, activist whites are expected to place themselves in harm’s way as penitence to oppressed blacks.
This is why the Left cannot be argued with.  It cannot be reasoned with.  It can’t be bought, or appeased.  And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are enslaved and love your slavery.  Because they’re MISSIONARIES.

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In my essay Porn Generation I discussed porn and my now-over porn addition; I also mentioned porn’s effects in this series (among other things):
I discussed multiple negative effects of viewing such images (and for the performers in this genre as well, especially the “amateurs”).  Now, this; Big Porn cashes in on racism and anti-Semitism:
Decent Americans mourned the unjust killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Yet for Pornhub, the tragedy supplied grist for masturbation. Recently approved and uploaded titles include “I Can’t Breathe,” posted by a verified user, with search tags that include “George Floyd” and “choke-out.” A for-profit partner channel on Pornhub called Black Patrol sexualizes ­police brutality against African-Americans with titles such as “White Cops Track Down and F - - k Black Deadbeat Dad.”
Countless other titles on Pornhub feature variations on the N-word and “white master.” ­“Exploited black teens” and “black slave” are suggested search terms deliberately promoted by Pornhub to its users. If the titles repulse you, imagine what the videos do to the ever-younger eyes and minds that daily encounter hardcore, racist porn.
Never mind the anti-Jew videos.
If images and scenarios didn’t matter, ads would not work.  People have remarked for years about the ultra-vi images in many video games and how they affect kids.  Companies pay megabucks for 30 seconds of ad time in high-viewing programs and time slots.  They would not do that if they didn’t believe they wouldn’t influence.
So of course these have influence.  This is a great chance to catch the Left in a catch-22.  Condemn porn, in particular porn that promotes racism, etc., and work to shut it down, or continue to protect a venue that creates impressions that lead to more racism.  Make their minds short-circuit.

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[Chris Rock - How not to get your ass kicked by the police! / 3:51]
Salty language alert, but pointed advice.  Let me note that while Rodney King made the airwaves, his two passengers – who obeyed the police and laid down as instructed – were not touched.

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Go watch this video about Palm Beach’s new mandatory mask law:
Do you not hear, from that doctor towards the end, THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED, NOW OBEY, PEONS?
If there’s one good thing about this virus, it’s this:
WE ARE NOW BECOMING INCREASINGLY SKEPTICAL OF “AUTHORITY”.


[Nino Vitale Test Shows Oxygen Levels Drop into the DANGER ZONE FIVE SECONDS After Putting on a Mask / 6:40]

And on the virus itself: I read this, UCSF Researchers Discover How Coronavirus Makes 'Zombies' Of Human Cells, Causes Them To Sprout Tentacles, and think “How could this have just ‘happened’”?  I’m not a virologist, nor an evolutionary biologist (though I do agree with evolution in general)… but does this function exist in any other bat-based corona viruses?  If not, that is strongly suggestive of “help”.

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I addressed the risks of informants snitching on others, as a part of laying the groundwork for genocide, here; Stream-of-consciousness: Fertilizing the soil for genocide.  It’s apparently not enough to go after people for current “transgressions” but now we’re seeing people digging through others’ SM feeds for things years-old (and in some cases, decades old!); Here Are The Colleges Rescinding Offers Over Alleged Offensive Social Media Posts (links in the original):
Disney star Skai Jackson has exposed seveal offensive posts through her Twitter feed, according to InStyle.com. The Univeristy of Florida rescinded an admission offer to Liberty Woodley, a prospective student, after Jackson shared posts made by Woodley when she was sixteen, The College Fix reported.  
Now let’s be clear: to my recollection, I have never used the N word in a discussion except as a very deliberate choice for a specific purpose (and I warn people I’m about to use it deliberately – e.g., “Why is it that the niggers from the West Indies come here and are successful?  In parallel, why is it that the Punjubies and Curries can come here and be successful?  Why is it that the gooks and chinks and other slant-eyes can come here and be successful?  And American-born blacks can, if born into a two-married parent household, but fail if in a single-mom situation?  Maybe it’s not race after all…”); likewise, in essays (come to think of it, I can’t recall if I’ve ever actually spelled it out in an essay with the above intentional-effect exceptions).  Even in the days when, for a few years, I was a racist – and openly-acknowledged to myself – it was not a word that often fell from my lips.  And notably, in that time of my life, I felt vastly disconcerted by my thoughts and broke off a pen pal exchange with someone who did use that word in our exchanges.
So someone who uses such words commonly is someone for whom I have little sympathy.
At the same time, I’m seeing more and more reports of self-appointed moral busy-bodies taking it upon themselves to report others.  The young woman mentioned above, for example.  We have people reporting on what is done on personal time and pages.  On LinkedIn I see blacks, especially black women, bragging about getting people fired for what they view as raaaaaacist comments.
Just as the step-mother of one of the Atlanta cops in the Rayshaun Brooks shooting was fired for allegedly having raaaaaaacist comments in their SM stream.  To this day, though, I have no idea what those comments she made that were so offensive actually were.  I’d like to know.
Meanwhile, outright and open bigotry towards white people is being put forth, and rewarded; Delingpole: In What Kind of Crazy World do You Get Promoted After Saying ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’?:
Meanwhile, at Cambridge University, Priyamvada Gopal, an academic from a much more privileged background than either of the above — her father was a diplomat — has been promoted after tweeting that ‘White lives don’t matter.’
Copying from the link about the POS professor described here; The Russian Origins of Black Neo-Marxism (their direct words):
“Eventually white women can breed out, but my feeling is that if you are a white male, you should kill yourself now.  If you are a thoughtful person, with a social consciousness who considers himself white, you will consider suicide.”
and
“The goal of destroying the white race is simply so desirable, it boggles the mind trying to understand how anyone could possibly object to it.”
and
"When it comes to abolishing the white race, the task is not to win over more whites to oppose “racism”; there are “anti-racists” enough already to do the job.  The task is to gather together a minority determined to make it impossible for anyone to be white.  It is a strategy of creative provocation.”
To the Left, being white is becoming a forever stain.  NOTHING you do, not the money you give, or the black frames, or the knees you take, or anything, will appease people who are convinced that you are evil because of who you were from birth.
Marked from birth as people who are “evil” and “not human” whose systematic elimination would be a good thing?  Where have we heard this before?


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So I happened to watch this:

[Moses Meets God- The Ten Commandments 1956 / 9:39]

And a particular line struck me, more importantly my reaction to that line struck me.  Here's that line:
"When thou hast brought forth the people, they shall serve Me upon this mountain.  I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them".
For years, as an atheist, I would hear that line and think how horrific this was - being commanded to serve.  To have anything written on your heart from outside.
Yet... I watched this just now and thought "What I wouldn't give to be back then, to see His miracles first-hand, to watch the rumble and fire on the mountain.  To see Moses himself, to see the Tabernacle, to know that the Ark of the Covenant is real and possibly to see it carried from one encampment to another..."
A complete 180 from what I thought previously.  And thinking this, I realized how far the revival of my faith has come.  Rewatching it, there’s another line:
“He revealed his word to my mind…”
Precisely what happened here:
Here is probably the most notable example of hearing Him in my life; One Jew’s Red-Pill Journey – Part 2 of ? (italics in original, bolding added, and what I believe He said to me in green with a different font):
For various reasons, notable among them that I snore louder than a jet engine on afterburner, I was attempting to fall asleep in the recliner downstairs.  It was Shabbat evening; one of the candles, which the kids helped me light, was still burning and the light was straight in front of me.  Being dog-tired I was sorely tempted to break the prohibition against blowing it out.  In that moment of temptation it was like G-d's small, still voice spoke to meThose candles are the light of tradition, handed down from generation to generation for over three thousand years.  They are a reminder of Judaism's deep past, and by teaching your children they become the hope of the future, forming a chain through the ages and binding you and your children to Me.
I relaxed, understanding what those candles really meant and why they are lit and never blown out, and the candle then winked out just seconds after that realization.  It was as though G-d Himself then said to me Now that you understand how the lights of Shabbat connect you to Me and your whole people through past, present, and future, you can go to sleep.  It was a profound moment and I felt His presence in a way that I had not before… and the sensation of that presence has never left me since.
Mind you, it was not like me hearing someone saying those words conversationally – but as though I instantaneously understood the entirety in a split second in those two instances.
Precisely.  I am more convinced than ever He spoke to me directly, and I wonder, as Moses did at the burning bush, Who am I to receive such a direct contact?
He has certainly not spoken to me of leading anything.  Or… maybe I’ve missed it.  Hashem, need something a little clearer if that’s Your will.

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A year or so ago I read an article about this push for kids, especially kids of celebrities, to suddenly have a “big reveal” that they are transsexual.  Charlize Theron is acceding to the wishes of her adopted son to become transgender.  And now this; ‘Walking Dead’ actor announces his 11-year-old daughter is now his transgender ‘son’ (links and italics in the original):
Back in 2018, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon happily announced the “transition” of her 21-year-old biological daughter, who became her transgender son. Then, megastar Charlize Theron made headlines for explaining that she was raising her son Jackson as a girl after he had declared he felt female. More recently, NBA All-Star Dwayne Wade told LGBT icon and TV host Ellen DeGeneres his 12-year-old son Zion was now a girl named Zaya. His wife, Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union, was as enthusiastic as he was. Trans is trendy. As usual, Hollywood is on the cutting edge. 
Let’s change the scenario.  Let’s imagine if one of my children came to me and said “Dad, I’m really a paraplegic in an able body.  I want my spinal cord snipped so I can be who I think I was born to be” there wouldn’t be a doctor’s appointment.  There’d be daily therapist appointments.  No sane person, no parent with even a scintilla of love for their child would tolerate this.
Yet we have society – pop culture, the law, the schools, and even doctors enabling this.  Peer pressure is also helping; an embedded quote from Parenting Against ‘The Village’:
Shrier’s book discusses a social theory that some trans activists really don’t want to see the light of day. Teen girls, the theory says, can decide they are transgender males as a result of interacting with other young girls who have transitioned through a phenomenon known as “peer contagion.”
Peer contagion is defined as “the transmission or transfer of deviant behavior from one adolescent to another.” It has been scientifically linked to depression, eating disorders, and drug use.
“Today,” the book’s description reads, “whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as ‘transgender.’ These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans ‘influencers.’” . . .
Almost 90 percent of parents surveyed in [researcher Lisa] Littman’s study said their child was the second, third, or fourth person in their friendship group to question their gender.
Additionally, 21 percent of parents reported that their child came out as transgender around the same time that a friend came out as transgender.
Further, one-third of parents said more than half of their child’s friendship group was transgender-identified. Littman said this represented a rate of transgender-identification that is more than 70 times the expected prevalence for young adults.
“Parents have described clusters of gender dysphoria in pre-existing friend groups with multiple or even all members of a friend group becoming gender dysphoric and transgender-identified in a pattern that seems statistically unlikely based on previous research,” she wrote.
Now let me be clear: I know a couple of M -> F transgender “women”.  One introduced me to the other; that latter became a co-worker for several years.  Both made their transitions as adults.  I may think they’re nuts, but as adults they can do what they choose.
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[Walter Williams The Confederate Flag / 4:57]

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Ending on a light note:

[Funny Ronald Reagan Moments / 10:25]

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Comments

  1. " "What I wouldn't give to be back then, to see His miracles first-hand, to watch the rumble and fire on the mountain. To see Moses himself, to see the Tabernacle, to know that the Ark of the Covenant is real and possibly to see it carried from one encampment to another..." "

    I have often thought similar to this. To have been with the disciples. And Jesus.
    Then I am reminded of John 20:29: Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

    I very much enjoyed reading that section.

    Transgender children are a sad thing, I agree. Those sorts of things used to be playing dress up, or play acting or such; but were never really seriously acted on.
    I agree with you. I may not like it, but as adults...

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