8.22.2014

The Anarcho-Tyranny of August

Best take on Ferguson over at Handle's Haus, complete with many links to Sailer's Ferguson posts so I don't have to list them out: Procrustean Rashomon
So, for any major media event of this kind, each faction – Progressives, Libertarians, and Conservatives – will first decide what agenda item is most important to them, then tend to take a very selective sample of the facts, stretch them to fit their preferred ideological version of reality with their own good goods and bad guys, and thus tell stories that differ greatly from each other and also with reality.  Procrustean Rashomon.

A good delineation of what neoreation thinks about democracy from the Outisde In: Non-Democracy
The Neoreactionary critique is in fact directed at demotic government, a regime class that includes democracy, authoritarian populism, and socialist ‘people’s republics’. The reliable signature of this class is that its members legitimate themselves through democracy, however their various levels of democracy are gauged by social scientific analysis. North Korea self-identifies as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (and to a formalist, this is of ineliminable significance). Since it is the principle of democratic legitimation that NRx denounces, its models are restricted to a far more compact class than ‘non-democracies’ — namely, to non-demotic states: with absolute monarchies and colonial regimes as the purest historical examples, supplemented by restricted-franchise commercial republics (17-18th century United Provinces and United Kingdom*), (still virtual) Joint-Stock Republics, and demotically-compromised Confucian Autocracies, plus rightist military juntas (since Pinochet cannot reasonably be excluded). As soon as regimes of such types are statistically amalgamated with socialist / populist dictatorships, the theoretical chaos is irredeemable.
A then there's the podcast from The Right Stuff: The Daily Shoah. If nothing else, listen to the JQMinute that starts around 1hr 42min.

Also from TRS: White-Presenting Nationalism
I’d like to add a wrinkle to that line of reasoning. White “Supremacy” is only reality when whites apply themselves to being as white as possible. Juggalo culture, and Black-Presenting “wiggers” are usually the most derided subset of American whites by anyone with any sort of education or sense of identity. Blacks don’t like the appropriation of their “authentic” ghetto culture, and White-Presenting Whites don’t like seeing their kind imitating people they are clearly better than. I feel literally no loyalty to wiggers or juggalos. They are not part of my vision of Supremacy. The color of their skin doesn’t give them a pass on acting stupid. If anything, their failure to realize their potential is even more damning. Having white skin doesn’t matter if your life’s pursuit is imitating the ghetto.
...Should a black man overcome his own culture, learn to wear a suit, marry a decent woman, raise a family and purchase a home in Outer Whitelandia, his friends and family will always look upon him as a traitor. The television, internet and radio will try their damnedest to convince his negro-with-a-silver-spoon sons to start imitating the poor, violent lifestyle their father escaped. Escaping is in-authentic. Escaping is to be an Uncle Tom. Men like Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, and countless nameless above average black men who present as average white men are house niggers in some kind of RethugliKKKan conspiracy to… I dunno… turn the descendants of captives into civilized people?  But we want these people. I want these people. I will claim Clarence Thomas as a leader in the W-PN movement if blacks won’t have him. They can keep Trayvon.
 And finally, this month's textbook example of anarcho-tyranny. TSA ADMITS LYING ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS FLYING WITHOUT PROPER ID
The newly-surfaced TSA letter was penned on August 7, according to the Gateway Pundit. It was reportedly sent from the TSA to Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX), a member of the Border Security Caucus. The letter confirms that illegal aliens are being allowed to board planes using a Notice to Appear form (also known as I-862), as Darby revealed in July. 
Hector Garza, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) told Darby that Notice to Appear forms can "easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth."
Did ISIS get that memo?

And the bonus: Immigration is indeed a winning issue, as long as it's immigration restriction. After Hitting Shaheen on Immigration, Brown Closes Gap in New Hampshire

8.09.2014

ESPN Consumes Itself

ESPN has suspended another host. This one admitted that 20+ years ago, his girlfriend (now his wife) slapped him, so he slapped her back. They were both drunk and in college. This follows the suspension of another host who said you have to look at the facts of a case in domestic abuse situations. ESPN also suspended another host for making a joke billboard.
ESPN Suspends Host for Domestic Abuse Story

8.05.2014

The War on Whites

At least one Republican has woken up to reality. Let's see if this is picked up more broadly. Based on the way the Democrats have declared the "War on Women," pretty much anything white people want, that Democrats oppose, is evidence of hating whites and declaring war on them. In other words, it's illogical. The age of pure identity politics is almost upon us.

Republican blasts Dem 'war on whites'

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