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Marxist View of Cultural Conquest

This is it, in a nutshell.

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Pro-Abortion as a Psychosis

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Frederica Mathewes-Green over at National Review wrote a good article on her own conversion from, as she puts it, “an anti-war, mother-earth, feminist, hippie college student” into a pro-life advocate. And she uses a great image in the article that doesn’t often get made:

If you were in charge of a nature preserve and you noticed that the pregnant female mammals were trying to miscarry their pregnancies, eating poisonous plants or injuring themselves, what would you do? Would you think of it as a battle between the pregnant female and her unborn and find ways to help those pregnant animals miscarry? No, of course not. You would immediately think, “Something must be really wrong in this environment.” Something is creating intolerable stress, so much so that animals would rather destroy their own offspring than bring them into the world. You would strive to identify and correct whatever factors were causing this stress in the animals.

There is clearly something wrong in the herd, it would appear.

And one more disturbing visualization for you, if I may:

After injecting the hormone into the patient’s womb, the doctor left the syringe standing upright on her belly. Then, Selzer wrote, “I see something other than what I expected here. . . . It is the hub of the needle that is in the woman’s belly that has jerked. First to one side. Then to the other side. Once more it wobbles, is tugged, like a fishing line nibbled by a sunfish.” He realized he was seeing the fetus’s desperate fight for life. And as he watched, he saw the movement of the syringe slow down and then stop. The child was dead. Whatever else an unborn child does not have, he has one thing: a will to live. He will fight to defend his life.

I submit that there is nothing libertarian about allowing for this sort of horror.

H/T to Lai.

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Eco-Lunacy: The Insanely High (and Unachievable) Burden of Proof on the AGW Crowd
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Every time I consider the global warming/climate change issue, I always come back to the conclusion that the left is hell bent on a principle that is wholly and patently false on its face. It’s not to “save the earth.” It’s simply to entrench a system of control over individuals, and wealth redistribution on a global scale. There can be no other answer, because the alternative is that they are too stupid to not see the insurmountable hurdles they need to clear.

To follow, a step-by-step list of hypotheses that must be scientifically proven in order to legitimize drastic climate control measures:
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Chasing Squirrels: On Presidential Eligibility

That I am commenting on this silly, distracting argument is arguably a knock against myself; I should just ignore this frankly idiotic and disingenuous Trump argument. After all, Trump himself recently said it was a bunk issue:

“I hear it was checked out by every attorney and every which way and I understand Ted is in fine shape,” Trump told ABC News just before speaking at a Capitol Hill rally blasting the Iran nuclear deal.

But I can’t help it. Now that he’s going hard on the issue, and because I can’t stand hypocrisy, lies and disingenuous bullshit, I’m going to address it to do my part to dispel said bullshit.
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I Have a Sudden Urge to Buy a Flamethrower Now…

Just look at how HAPPY this man is.

Just because F-you, that’s why.

These flamethrowers are easy to use. They are affordable. And of course, they are fun.

But to a buzz-killing Democrat in Michigan, Rep. Sarah Roberts, the question of whether flamethrowers should be outlawed in her state is a simple question of personal safety — not convenience, fun or even personal liberty.

“There is no good reason for anyone to have or use a flamethrower,” said Roberts. “These are dangerous devices.”

Well, yeah. That’s why they’re called “flamethrowers,” right?

When a government lackey tells me I cannot have something, there is a primal part of me that wants to tell that person to piss up a rope. And for what it’s worth, I wasn’t able to find record of any crimes committed in the US with the aid of a flamethrower. One dude in Austria, I guess?

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Beware the “Alt Right” Movement
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RD wrote here about how racial tensions in this country are at a 20 year high. We have seen the BLM movement go fully off the rails, a host of racebaiters with megaphones and–most shockingly and dangerously of all–a media apparatus that is seemingly doing everything it can to inflame and cheerlead this probable ratings bonanza.

And certainly racism is endemic to the left. Many of their most fundamental, platform policies are simply dressed-up ways to exploit minorities for their votes. Basically, their view is as such: keep minorities dependent upon the government (i.e. welfare state apparatus, minimum wage laws, removal of vocational tracks in high school, etc.) while also keeping them suppressed and suppressible on those occasions “when the negroes go and get all uppity” (i.e. gun control).

However, ladies and gentlemen of the Revo, please do not for a moment think that racists can’t come from the other side, from our side:



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Journalism! Objectivity! Things!

Witness as a room full of totally unbiased journalists watches the passage of the Paris Climate Change accord:


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Aborted Babies Burned as Heating Fuel

I’m quite sure that if there were still any ways remaining to satirize or parody the left, this story pretty much killed them.

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

It’s almost like they used Soylent Green as a guideline rather than a warning. Let’s hope they don’t get any ideas about To Serve Man.

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War

I fail to see how this is likely to end in anything but.

In Moscow, Mr. Putin convened the upper house of Parliament to grant him authority to use military force to protect Russian citizens and soldiers not only in Crimea but throughout Ukraine. Both actions — military and parliamentary — were a direct rebuff to President Obama, who on Friday pointedly warned Russia to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Mr. Obama accused Russia of a “breach of international law” and condemned the country’s military intervention, calling it a “clear violation” of Ukrainian sovereignty.

In Crimea, scores of heavily armed soldiers fanned out across the center of the regional capital, Simferopol. They wore green camouflage uniforms with no identifying marks, but spoke Russian and were clearly part of a Russian mobilization. In Balaklava, a district of Sevastopol, a long column of military vehicles blocking the road to a border post bore Russian plates.

Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, said at a briefing in Kiev on Saturday evening that he had ordered Ukraine’s armed forces “to full combat readiness.” A Ukrainian military official in Crimea said Ukrainian soldiers had been told to “open fire” if they came under attack by Russian troops or others.

Might be a good time to start praying.

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Obama: No More Images Please


Garry Kasparov also delivers a tweet straight from the annals of legend:


More gold here and here.

HT to Revoista Lai.

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Uke Travels to the Fever Swamps

Occasionally I do make forays into the Moonbat lands to confront the enemy on their home turf. I say “occasionally” because I tire of the whole pigeon analogy. You know the one I’m talking about:

You'd think that they'd at least have the decency to commit seppuku.

You’d think that they’d at least have the decency to commit seppuku.

These forays were more common a few years back, before I really understood the pigeon phenomenon. But I still venture out, and occasionally stumble across a subject that particularly interests me AND I get some bounce in comments. The following is a thread illustrating just such a foray.

The Setting: OP commentary on how damn people blame video games for gun violence, and how they should instead do something so painfully obvious as, you know, banning guns or something.

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True Facts About the President Obamer

This is how the Baracks do.

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Portugal and the Results of Drug Decriminalization

I was reading through this thread and this chain of comments made me think of an article I’d read a while back.

Portugal’s move to decriminalize does not mean people can carry around, use, and sell drugs free from police interference. That would be legalization. Rather, all drugs are “decriminalized,” meaning drug possession, distribution, and use is still illegal. While distribution and trafficking is still a criminal offence, possession and use is moved out of criminal courts and into a special court where each offender’s unique situation is judged by legal experts, psychologists, and social workers. Treatment and further action is decided in these courts, where addicts and drug use is treated as a public health service rather than referring it to the justice system (like the U.S.), reports Fox News.

The resulting effect: a drastic reduction in addicts, with Portuguese officials and reports highlighting that this number, at 100,000 before the new policy was enacted, has been halved in the following 10 years. Portugal’s drug usage rates are now among the lowest of EU member states, according to the same report.

As indicated, Fox News had its own writeup on the matter.

Drugs in Portugal are still illegal. But here’s what Portugal did: It changed the law so that users are sent to counseling and sometimes treatment instead of criminal courts and prison. The switch from drugs as a criminal issue to a public health one was aimed at preventing users from going underground.

Other European countries treat drugs as a public health problem, too, but Portugal stands out as the only one that has written that approach into law. The result: More people tried drugs, but fewer ended up addicted.

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There is no guarantee that Portugal’s approach would work in the U.S., which has a population 29 times larger than Portugal’s 10.6 million.

Still, an increasing number of American cities are offering nonviolent drug offenders a chance to choose treatment over jail, and the approach appears to be working.

In San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood, Tyrone Cooper, a 52-year-old lifelong drug addict, can’t stop laughing at how a system that has put him in jail a dozen times now has him on the road to recovery.

“Instead of going to smoke crack, I went to a rehab meeting,” he said. “Can you believe it? Me! A meeting! I mean, there were my boys, right there smoking crack, and Tyrone walked right past them. ‘Sorry,’ I told them, ‘I gotta get to this meeting.'”

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Interpol Chief Begins Seeing the Light on an Armed Citizenry

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Suddenly, we have foreign agencies questioning the value of a disarmed society. It’s almost as if they’re only just seeing what we’ve seen nigh-from-birth.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Noble said there are really only two choices for protecting open societies from attacks like the one on Westgate mall where so-called “soft targets” are hit: either create secure perimeters around the locations or allow civilians to carry their own guns to protect themselves.

“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”

“How do you protect soft targets? That’s really the challenge. You can’t have armed police forces everywhere,” he told reporters.

“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble said, referring to states with pro-gun traditions. “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.”

For me it’s a profound question,” he continued. “People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?'”

The most efficient way you run a decentralized economy like our modern one is with decentralized governance. So is it any surprise that the most efficient way to fight a decentralized forms of warfare (i.e. small, scattered terrorist cells) would be with a decentralized form of defense (i.e. a well-armed society)?

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Human Magic

This is as close to “magic” as humans are capable of creating.

Imagine a single decision in my day:
I am a simple person that just got hungry and now desires some food. Do I want to buy some fast food, have a sit-down meal in a restaurant, have food delivered, heat up a frozen meal from my freezer, or cook up some food from scratch in my own home? Do I want Italian, Chinese, Thai, Portuguese or something generic? Do I want to have something to drink? Some appetizers? Do I want to eat healthy, or splurge a bit? Do I want to keep my costs down, or am I willing to get a luxury treatment? Am I on a date? And so on.

Clearly, one singular event (“I am hungry”) can lead to dozens of outcomes. And that’s for a simple event. A complex event (“Honey, I’m pregnant”) can result in thousands of distinct outcomes.

Now, most humans encounter numerous such decision-prompting events every day. And there are 7 billion humans on earth.

The fact that in the midst of quadrillions of moving parts, a bit of rubber even gets around the world to where it needs to be–let alone in a far more cost-effective manner than if it were managed by some bureaucrat–is amazing.

But it’s not just amazing. It’s effing magic.

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Cigar Afficionadoes, BEWARE!

Now they come for our cigars.

Here’s the problem, as articulated by Cigar Rights of America, admittedly a group supported by the industry, with constituency members that include manufacturers and retailers, but also one that is attracting grassroots consumer followers in every state as more and more cigar smokers are realizing that their ox — and their way of life — is about to be gored big time by the Food and Drug Administration, which has publicly announced its intentions to increase controls over the cigar industry.

“We can assure you, nothing could rip the soul of the cigar industry apart, like FDA actions,” CRA explains. “For example, some of the (again) hypothetical possibilities, but that are not beyond the realm of reason include: No more walk-in humidors (Canadian model); Limits on advertising and promotions; Banning the very word cigar or tobacco; Manufacturers having to submit blends to FDA for ‘testing,’ before heading to your local shop — imagine the impact on boutique cigar makers; Adverse impact on flavored tobacco products; And price impact due to new fees on manufacturers. This, is the short list.”

It’s because they have brown skin, isn’t it?

In all seriousness, there is absolutely no corner of one’s private life that would remain unmolested by the leviathan if its army of apparatchiks had their way. Nothing is sacred.

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Bill Whittle: Who Are the Real “Nonessential” Personnel?

To President Resident, it’s really you.

Supposedly 17% of the federal government is currently shut down. And we even remotely notice it because it is being specifically targeted by this administration to produce maximum pain. The purpose is two fold:
1) It’s a presidential tantrum designed to cause pain out of spite, and
2) If a fifth of the federal government is shut down and nobody notices, people might finally start to see the truth that the government is bloated beyond all reason, and that they can do without that. And maybe if they see that a 20% cut is no big deal, then maybe 30% won’t be either. Hey, how about 50%?

Our bureaucratic class fears being seen as nonessential.
Our political class fears having nothing with which to easily purchase votes, other than their own character and principles (because Lord knows, they’re at a dearth for that particular resource).

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Sen. Mike Lee: Shutdown-Theater is Best Argument Against Obamacare

“The American people do not want Obamacare, and they are demanding that Washington act to protect them from the harmful effects of this unfortunate law. The president’s response has been to ignore them, allow the government to shutdown, and then use his power to close national parks and monuments, stop paying veterans’ benefits, and cut off cancer research,” he continued. “This is exactly why we should not expand the government’s power over our health care choices. What power the government has, it will use – and misuse – to advance its own interests, even if that means punishing the American people along the way.

Lee compared the message sent by the shutdown to that sent by the IRS scandal: “Do what I say or else.”

We are being given front row seats to the spectacle that is Kabuki Shutdown, a clear-as-day demonstration of how the government is not only capable but eager to leverage any and every power at its disposal in order to achieve some political goal or another.

We’ve just given control of 1/6th of our economy to an entity that is proving itself all too willing to block our access to it if it so arbitrarily chooses.

/slowclap for America

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VA Goes Off the Deep End: Expels Student for Shooting Airsoft

This is beyond the pale, as far as I’m concerned. I really can’t understand how the school board could have voted unanimously to expel this student for what he did.

A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun.

Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus.

The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop; they fired the airsoft guns while on Caraballo’s private property.

Go ahead. Read through the story. I can’t even begin to imagine what grounds the school has for dictating what (LEGAL!) pastime a student may or may not engage in on their own land.

“In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.” –Mark Twain

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BREAKING: Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

Just now.

Now I guess we just sorta… wait to see what happens. >_>

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Bill Whittle: Dependence Day

Tyranny is in the here and now. The only question is how many volleys will we take before we actually return fire. The colonists of the 18th century took more than one shot to the jaw before finally firing back.

The time is not here and now. But it is on the horizon, and is seemingly that much more difficult to evade as days go by.

Run, lift, shoot, read, invest, stockpile, take care of your families…

I don’t know if I have any better advice than that, regrettably.

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Bill Whittle on Gay Marriage

One of these days I’m going to find out which of you is actually Bill, because I find it hard to believe that Bill isn’t an active Revoista.

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Good Advice

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Bill Whittle on Rebranding Conservatism

Nailed it, once again.

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President Plausible Deniability

It occurs to me that with all this talk about impeachment, the current administration is fully prepared to absorb this sort of siege. When a presidential administration is beset on all sides by legitimate and frightening scandals, it’s the go-to answer that the POTUS/White House was “unaware” in some way, and wasn’t directly involved. This is a difficult argument to make if a POTUS is previously seen being very engaged in issues, actively participating or even micromanaging all manner of federal governance.

However, far from this standard, the current POTUS spent nearly the totality of his first term fundraising, campaigning or advocating for a cause du jour (with a heaping helping of golf thrown in). These activities are not governing.

The American people don’t care much about people–even Presidents–that display monumental incompetence. They’d be moved to opposition by “aggressive evil,” but less so by passive incompetence.

In the battle between Stupid vs. Evil, Americans will side with the affable fool every time. Americans embrace incompetence and idiocy just fine. See: Kardashian, Hilton, Kanye, etc. They might outwardly feign disgust if someone asks, but they’ll watch and be enthralled all the same.

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