Category Archives: Culture

Expect more Christopher Mercers

Christopher Harper Mercer, the gunman who killed 9 people at the Oregon community college, will not be the last psycho seeking momentary celebrity. Consider Mercer’s online profile:

Ethnicity: “Mixed Race.”

Have Kids: “no — do not want kids”

I currently live “with parents”

Religious: “Not Religious”

Music: “Industrial, Punk, Rock”

Groups: “Doesn’t Like Organized Religious; Left-hand Path; Magick and Occult”

That’s a sad picture. But you know what? That’s supposed to be the ideal these days. No race. No heritage. No commitments. No desire to have a family. Mercer had no human attachments, no loyalties to connect him to others. No wonder he was described by his neighbors as “full of hate” and “unfriendly and bashful.”

And, yes, there will be many more like him because of the anti-human world we are creating. In an age that has declared war on human nature, the isolated individual is the new norm. Allegiance to family, church, community, and tradition are despised as different flavors of “discrimination” and “oppression” that tie down the so-called “sovereign individual.” Alienation is supposed to be the standard. And nothing is as alienating as being trapped in a randomized collection of unconnected individuals. As sociologist Robert Putnam has observed, “People living in ethnically diverse settings appear to ‘hunker down’ — that is, to pull in like a turtle.” What did Mercer ever belong to? Nothing. And look what he mutated into.

Mercer believed the modern cult of celebrity offered an escape from all of his frustrations and failures. Mercer once wrote online: “Seems like the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” Forcing his way into that limelight was Mercer’s desperate and final attempt to connect to an otherwise uncaring and remote world.

Russian City Bans Yoga to Stifle Spread of Religious Cults

Russia is always interesting. Many say it is one of the last Christian societies.

Recently the Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk banned yoga classes from city facilities.

While I can’t imagine America or western Europe doing the same, I must agree that Yoga does have religious elements in it. Its origins aren’t even orthodox Hinduism but heterodox Hinduism, which should be less congruous with Christianity.

Similarly Eastern martial arts tend to pass on values, though the values there seem to be largely positive.

In the Culture War, most everything has significance. Post-Christian secular humanism has its cultural products too. (Eg. Feminism, masculinism, modern architecture, tv shows like “Family Guy” which Russia has banned, the language Esperanto, modern “art”.)

A conservative polity should ban or limit alien cultural artifacts like these. It’s wrong to label Russia “Soviet” over such policies. Rather, it is we who have become Soviets.

Southern Identity Found to Be “Mortifying”, “Heartbreaking”, Results in Apology

America was 13 colonies, each granted independence by the British; but the heritage of 6 of those colonies is not tolerated.

A recent prom photo of Colorado students posing behind a Confederate flag has created outrage, followed by the predictable apology.

That the South can trace back to Virginia Dare’s birth in 1587 and to the later successful Jamestown Settlement is apparently irrelevant. That slavery wasn’t banned in the Middle East until the early to mid 20th century and did not originate in the US South is ignored. American states were very different, decentralised until the unification of the 14th Amendment; but today that distinct heritage is oppressed.

The US was not always such a pleasant destination for immigrants. It had to first be colonised, developed from a wilderness. The heritage of those early colonists deserves respect. No society is perfect, and there is more to the South than a heritage of slavery.

Baltimore Community Center Burned

Of course, it’s not news when thugs burn down a building after looting liberating its contents. But this statement by a spokesman for the organization that built the community center is VERY newsworthy. Here’s my transcript (which is strangely missing from the media’s reports):

“My heart is obviously broken because somebody did not understand that we were for the community, someone didn’t understand that we were working on behalf of the community, to invest when nobody else would. We wanted not to see gentrification or further injustice, but we wanted to see this community rebuilt for the existing residents of Broadway and East Baltimore.”

Here’s the video:

When the spokesman denounces “gentrification,” he’s talking about the influx of whites into what was once a predominantly black community. Few things rile the left like gentrification (see here and here.)

A few questions:

1 – Could it be that no one else wants to invest in this community because its residents do things like this?

2 – Why is it a good thing to oppose whites moving into a black neighborhood, but bad to oppose blacks moving into a white neighborhood?

3 – Why is it “racist” for whites to move INTO a black neighborhood, and “racist” for whites to move OUT of a black neighborhood?

My head hurts.

Ain’t That America?

Here’s a headline and a news story you could only see in a corrupt and degenerate empire in its dying throes:

Two TSA officers fired for scheme to grope hot men at Denver Airport

Two Transportation Security Administration employees have been fired and two others reassigned after they allegedly set up a system to allow a male screener to pat down attractive men going through security at Denver International Airport, authorities said.

The employees were not identified, and there will be no criminal charges because no victims have come forward, according to a police report.

Denver Police got involved in March, after a tipster brought it to the attention of the TSA in November, which conducted an investigation and contacted police.

The male screener would give a signal to a female employee when a male passenger arrived that he thought was attractive, and she would falsely enter the sex of the passenger as female, so the machine would report an anomaly that triggered a pat down of a passenger’s groin, police said in a report.

She told the TSA investigators she did this for the other officer at least 10 times in the past, according to the report.

That pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? You’ve got a police state that ignores the 4th amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. You have an all-powerful Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — heck, the name alone should give you the creeps. Government power is ALWAYS abused, so it’s no surprise that power is placed at the service of a sicko who gets his kicks kneading the genitals of helpless, unsuspecting victims.

Pardon me while I throw up. And pardon me if I do not pledge allegiance to such a sick regime.

Don’t insult me by objecting that these are just two bad apples. The TSA — which used to stand for Totalitarian Search Administration, but could now stand for Total Sex Abuse — is an agency of the federal government created by that great conservative George W. Bush. The agency’s purpose is to violate the privacy rights of Americans. And there’s no escape from it, as this official gloated:

“TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte, N.C., told the paper, “We are not the Airport Security Administration. We take that transportation part seriously.”

And the peculiar sexual tastes that screener indulged now have the official stamp of approval of the same federal government, whether the people of the once-sovereign States like it or not. The only reason the Denver Deviant got in trouble is because he didn’t get informed consent from the hot men he fondled.

So take it away, John Cougar Mellencamp:

Ain’t that America for you and me
Ain’t that America hey somethin’ to see baby
Ain’t that America oh home of the free
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Why the Confederacy Lives

The very existence of opposition gnaws at radical leftists. They particularly despise Southerners because the South’s resilient culture is a major impediment to their agenda. Culture is an organic and tireless organizing force, and therefore a threat to far-left schemes that would dismantle society and put the left in charge. Just look at how traditional culture overthrew the Soviet bloc in the 1990s, and how it’s challenging overgrown governments around the world today.

So it’s no surprise to see yet another slam against the South by the tag team of Euan Hague, Heidi Beirich, and Ed Sebesta. Their latest hit piece, entitled “Why the Confederacy Lives,” neatly and blindly dismisses Southern heritage, the rise of self-government, and growing distrust of social reengineering as — drum roll, please — racist.

What, again?

Yes, again. It’s an entirely predictable article. As Hague and company see it, there is no reason for distrusting big government other than blind, irrational racial hatred. Here’s just one example they cite:

In more public venues, the SCV’s dog-whistle politics come into play. Casting an eye over recent events in Ferguson and elsewhere, although never explicitly stating this, SCV deputy commander-in-chief Thomas V. Strain Jr. recently decried the “young men with no guidance attacking law-abiding citizens and law enforcement officers,” officers who, when they “remedy the situation and protect the innocent … are called murderers.”

Of course, it’s not just “neo-Confederates,” as Hague & Co. call their various targets, who now realize that government welfare and other programs have undermined traditional family formation and unleashed a mostly black underclass of rootless, anti-social young people. Just last month, Nicholas Kristof, hardly a pro-Southern pundit, said this of failed federal programs that have done more harm than good:

Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.

“The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families … never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos.”

Liberals brutally denounced Moynihan as a racist.

Kristof concluded that tossing the word “racist” at every study of black dysfunction is counter-productive:

Growing up with just one biological parent reduces the chance that a child will graduate from high school by 40 percent, according to an essay by Sara McLanahan of Princeton and Christopher Jencks of Harvard. They point to the likely mechanism: “A father’s absence increases antisocial behavior, such as aggression, rule-breaking, delinquency and illegal drug use.” These effects are greater on boys than on girls.

Read the Hague hit piece and you’ll see no mention of how the resurgence of smaller, more responsive political units are in direct response to the horrendous history of big governments. Post-Lincoln America has a bloody record of launching wars of aggression, and will continue its policy of perpetual war as long as it exists. The central government in DC is the greatest threat to our safety and liberty. That’s not hype — that’s fact. Yet, Hague sees what he calls “Confederate ideology” as the real problem.

If you’re looking for dangerous ideologies, look no further than Mr. Hague himself. He’s a Marxist, an adherent of the most anti-human, murderous ideology the world has ever seen. Hague’s Marxist allegiance is documented here and at the World Socialist Web Site.

This isn’t the first time the SPLC has played footsie with Marxists. And seeing as how communism has re-branded itself as “anti-racism,” it probably won’t be the last.

Thanks to Gail for the heads-up!

RIP, Rosco P. Coltrane

It’s a sad day for people of my generation. We have lost a great actor who played a great character on a great show. I sometimes do that “kuddy hutch hutch” thing that Rosco did, and my kids look at me like I’m insane. They will never know the pleasure of sitting down on a Friday night and watching the Duke Boys. I think one of the reasons I have such fond memories of the Dukes of Hazzard, besides the fact that it represents a time before the US had gone completely PC insane, was that it was one of the few shows that my dad would watch with me. Those were good times. You’ll be missed Rosco.

Steve Sailer Not Impressed by UVA Gang Rape Report

Steve Sailer has been on the story of the now retracted Rolling Stone gang rape article from very early on. He was one of the first to comment on the Richard Bradley blog post that got the skeptical ball rolling. It is probably fair to say that Sailer was one of the principle popularizers of the story, although the MSM will likely never admit that.

Sailer does not appear to be impressed by the Columbia School of Journalism review and the coverage of it. I have yet to read the review, but I plan to when I have some time.

See here, here and here.

Apparently, Sabrina Rubin Erdely receives some pretty harsh criticism as does Rolling Stone in the report, but per Rolling Stone she will continue to write for them. See first link. Jann Wenner, the editor and publisher of RS and/or Will Dana, the managing editor, must have a crush on SRE. What else explains them keeping her around?

It’s too bad that the report appears to focus primarily on technical failures rather than motives and the climate of PC Social Justice Warrioring that permeates so much of the mainstream (aka liberal) media these days. Erdely clearly had a narrative she wanted to reinforce with her story so she embraced Jackie’s tall tale enthusiastically and didn’t let facts or standard journalistic practices get in the way. This pattern is clearly evident in some of her other stories that have been called into question. An investigative journalist who wants to make a mark should review SRE’s whole portfolio. As I suggested before, if I was a money bags editor, I would commission Steven Glass to write that article if he was willing. Who better to recognize story telling when he sees it.

That’s the Problem … People are Reading too Many Books by Straight White Males

You seriously cannot make this stuff up.

Imagine, if you can, the unholy furore that would erupt if a white male author penned an article where he implored his readers to put a complete ban on buying books by black, Jewish, gay or even female authors.

A lynch mob of social justice warriors would hound the author into obscurity, forever condemning him as a racist, homophobic, misogynistic pig who had no right to a public voice, let alone a publishing deal.

Yet the same thing is happening right now in reverse, as a growing online voice is imploring readers to stop buying books written by white, heterosexual men.

See more here…