Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pro-Intervention “Conservatives” Are Embarrassing Themselves With Their Chris Kyle Emotionalism

I’m a non-interventionist on foreign policy, but conservatives are supposed to be my allies on other issues. This Chris Kyle business has me seriously questioning the thoughtfulness of many conservatives. I thought conservatives are supposed to be the rational ones and liberals are the ones who allow themselves to be ruled by their emotion, but on this Kyle issue almost all I am seeing is unhinged irrationality.

Here is the kind of emotional tirade that I am dealing with. Someone really wrote this on another thread (I cleaned up some spacing and punctuation issues):

Ventura was never a Seal and he hasn’t the credentials either, this miserable Dirtbag couldn’t even carry Chris Kyle’s shoes. Ventura is a Nobody and going Nowhere fast. Nobody likes him and he is flat out jealous that he never had the grit and the balls that a great American like Chris did. Chris accomplished a lot in life and nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished…….

Nobody knows what Ventura ever accomplished? You can’t make this stuff up. Hmmm… let’s see. First of all, Ventura was a Seal before there technically was that term, but this has been hashed out at length and modern SEAL groups defend these folks’ right to consider themselves such. After that he was a big time WWE wrestler. Then a very talented heel announcer. Then a star of the movie Predator. Then became Gov of MN on a third party ticket. Then had a TV show. And is now often talked about as a possible Libertarian Presidential candidate. But you’re right. He’s a nobody who has never done anything.

How old is the guy who made this comment? 10? Have none of these clowns ever seen Predator, one of the best guy movies of all time? How ’bout you rent the movie Predator, and then get back to me about what a loser Ventura is. Good grief! Why am I even bothering. Such emotionally hysterical thinking is impenetrable.

Note: from my Facebook page.

I’m Sick of All the Chris Kyle Jock Riders, He Lied About Hitting Jesse Ventura, Deal With It

All this Chris Kyle jock riding is just too much for me to take. I want all of the Kyle defenders to tell me exactly what you think Jesse Ventura should have done when Kyle went on TV/Radio and said he punched him in the face when it didn’t really happen. Just sit there and take it?

I am on record at the time of the lawsuit and I will happily direct anyone’s attention there if they doubt me, that I wish Jesse had gone on TV and challenged the big mouth Kyle to step into the cage with him if he thought punching Jesse in the face was such an easy task. But he chose the more civilized route and sued him.

But I highly doubt that challenging Kyle to a cage match is what all the Kyle sycophants had in mind. You seem to think Jesse should have just shut up about it so as not to foul the image of your hero. Would any of y’all stay quite about it if some public figure with a large audience said he punched you in the face when it didn’t really happen? If so, please turn in your man card on the way out the door.

I don’t care what you think about Jesse Ventura. Whatever Jesse may or may not be, he is nobody’s punk and y’all are faulting him for not acting like a punk and not acting in a way that any of you would at least admit to acting. Also, I wish a few of the Jesse bashers would try to punch him in the face and see how well it works out for them.

Note: This was my Facebook post which is why it is addressing people in the 2nd person. It’s getting quite the reaction.

Spite the PC Hysterics, Join a Fraternity?

The “rape culture” foolishness continues to roll right along even after the UVA gang rape article that amped it up turned out to be a total fraud.

When I went to college I didn’t join a fraternity because I was a good little Baptist kid and didn’t drink and came from a family of militant teetotalers, but if I was going to college today I would be temped to join one just to spite the PC hysterics.

I think the idea of fraternity is a useful one, but I do believe fraternities in general morally compromise their members, but I wonder if it might be possible to navigate a college career in a fraternity without being morally compromised if you went into it with a strong Christian foundation. Someone who has been in one recently will have to let me know if this is possible.

But as bastions of old school class structure and maleness, it hard not to root for them against the PC ninnies, even with their flaws.

Update: This is probably a better link to illustrate my point.

The Mormon Church Caves to the Gay Rights Zeitgeist

Well, this is unfortunate news.

Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Tuesday for passage of laws granting statewide protections against housing and employment discrimination for gay and lesbian Utahns — as long as those measures safeguard religious freedom.

I am not a fan of the Mormon Church. It is a blatantly heretical deviation from the historic Christian faith. I do not concede that they are just another sect of Christianity. They deviate from Christian orthodoxy in too many ways to mention. That said, it has generally been a force for cultural conservatism. It’s sad to see them throwing in the towel. The idea that you can ban discrimination and still protect religious conscious is foolish.

Constitution Party: A Look Back and Where We Are Now

The following was sent by the Constitution Party. Please excuse the fund raising appeals unless you are so inclined:

Dear Patriot:

2014 was a significant building block on our way to success. We had more than 150 Constitution Party candidates from sheriff to Congressional seats, prepared for 2015 by balancing the books with a successful year-end “Money Bomb,”and we now have more ballot qualified affiliates as we aim for 2016.

To say thank you is simply not enough. Your generosity, your stamina doing the hard work of electioneering, and your  courage to uphold our Constitution Party and its principles is inspiring. I wish there was a stronger word I could use to describe how I feel.

Looking back, as you see in the attached newsletter, gives a perspective and an assessment of where we are. I hope you will take advantage of contacting state leaders (found on page five) so we can go forward with candidate recruitment plans, new literature to distribute, recruiting candidates, training campaign volunteers, and the all-important drive to gain ballot access in many key states. All that takes financial support, and I urge you to re-invest in the Constitution Party.

Why?

Because, as Thomas Jefferson once said:

A sense of this necessity, and a submission to it, is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.

We must inform our fellow citizens so they wake up to see how far America has gone down the wrong road — away from the Constitution and ignoring wise advice of the Founding Fathers.

Please take a moment to underwrite our Party’s goal of voter education, motivation, and political action. A gift of $25 or $50 or $250 is important to get the ball rolling. I will soon layout specifics of next steps for the Constitution Party. In the meantime, please accept my heartfelt thanks for all you do.

Gratefully,

Frank Fluckiger
National Chairman

Liberal monopoly in arts and entertainment?

Here’s the challenge conservatives face in reaching a wider audience, as Steve Sailer writes in today’s TakiMag:

It’s widely assumed, both by liberals and conservatives, that the fields of arts and entertainment innately induce egalitarian political leanings. Much of the prestige of the left, in fact, derives from the notion that it’s only natural for creative people to favor equality above all else.

Granted, there are a handful of obvious public exceptions, typically ornery senior tough guys, such as Republican Clint Eastwood. His American Sniper, with its monumental star turn by Bradley Cooper, is now on track to being the biggest movie released in 2014.

I’d say those exceptions to the rule prove there’s a huge market for conservative-friendly stories that the self-appointed guardians of popular culture want to keep you from seeing.

Here’s another example: My novella Aztec Midnight deals with the themes of uncontrolled immigration, Mexican drug cartels, and the still-vital necessity of being a man in an information age. It’s today’s featured book over at Pimp Books. You can check out a sample here. Following are reviews from various publishing journals and other writers. I hope you enjoy it.

“This fast-paced novella amps up the suspense with well-crafted dialogue and a Mexican drug cartel subplot. … M. C. Tuggle’s meticulous creation of a suspenseful, driving thriller makes Aztec Midnight very engaging.” Foreword Reviews

“Tuggle ably captures the spirit of Dan Brown novels and Indiana Jones–style adventure stories in this tale, as he surrounds his Aztec-treasure MacGuffin with just enough intrigue to keep readers engaged. The book’s brief length doesn’t hurt; it zips right along from twist to twist, eventually arriving at a bloody finale.” Kirkus Reviews

5 of 5 stars! This intriguing premise twists and turns throughout this fast-paced novella. Professor Barrett and his wife deal with politics, beauracracies, gangsters, and magic … In short, this quick read is fun, exciting, and well worth your time.” A.E. Stueve, author of The ABCs of Dinkology and Former.

“(Tuggle is) an author who knows something about drug cartels, about the lure of artifacts (magic ones especially), and about the derring-do of academical people when pushed to the wall.  Who knows how to write clearly and design a suspenseful plot.” Tito Perdue, author of Lee and Fields of Asphodel.

“Tuggle’s novella is not only fun to read but it holds your attention throughout, the intrigue and action never drags.” Gail Jarvis 

Japan: Tax Handsome Men

Japan’s low birthrate makes sustaining its numerous elderly, expensive. Japanese economist Morinaga Takuro has jokingly suggested a tax on handsome men.

More seriously, Morinaga blames the falling birthrate on Japan’s declining marriage rate.

While an increase in marriage might be ideal, in the US we have multi-generation welfare mothers. Welfare mothers produce. At the risk of Idiocracy, Shinzō Abe could subsidise a class of welfare mothers for his next phase of Abenomics.

Unfortunately, Japan appears on the cusp of global trend among men and women. I’ve long been wary of the manosphere. Feminism drove women from motherhood and healthy female values; now it seems men are being driven from fatherhood. The movement is called MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way). Like Japanese Grass Eaters, they aren’t interested in women, at least not beyond safe sex. No marriage. No children. Men and women are increasingly choosing to live for themselves, as atomised individuals. The war on the family institution marches on.

To quote Morinaga in closing, “Human women are also great fun!”

H/T: JoeB

Also see: Japan, Land of the Man-Bra.

Addendum: A related trend is the move away from extended families and towards friendship groups.