Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Old Stuff

Going through some old files I found this bit of brain-dead fluff originally published as part of a hit piece on Ayn Rand in the Red Star-Pravda (Minneapolis Star Tribune) on March 7, 1998:
Said Mahmoud El-Kati, who teaches African-American Studies at Macalester College: "People are not entities. We are social animals. There would be no Ayn Rand if there were no people.”   
"What's always surprised me about objectivism is that they aren't very objective. They don't deal with the essence of who people are. I am something else than skin color. But at the same time, I am objectively the product of some experience.
   
 "I am talking about the experience, the environment, the geography you inherit. I am a black American. But that [color] is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the experience."
In a private letter to another Objectivist I responded to this denial of reality:
"I am an living ping-pong ball that bounces off whatever wall I am thrown against." ME-K appears to be an environmental determinist.
In adopting the posture of determinism ME-K also denies responsibility for his own thoughts and of his own actions.  For him environmental determinism is an excuse for actions that would properly bring about an adverse  rational response.  But in the real world the maximum effective range of an excuse is zero.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Speaking Of Ignorance

For about a decade my favorite novel was Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

Why?

In the narrative Heinlein laid out a system for assuring that the citizens, the political authority of the Terran Federation, actually knew what they were doing and the reason for the procedures followed.  This was because authority in any field of human endeavor is founded on knowledge of that field.  Thus political authority is founded on political knowledge.

In the following image released by a hoplophobe group established by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg they demonstrate their knowledge and thus authority to speak on the subject of firearms:

  

As they clearly demonstrate they have no functional knowledge of firearms and thus no authority to speak on the subject at all.

 The fact is that the personal weapon is the fundamental instrument of political authority, to disarm the citizen is to render him politically irrelevant.  Thus is a free nation the attempt to disarm the citizens is in practical effect an act of treason, and as such is properly punished by the penalty of death.

What are your questions? 

 

Going Somewhere

Brain May (PhD-Astronomy) on interstellar exploration:


It couldn't happen soon enough.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Anniversary

Twenty one years ago today an atrocity was carried out.  The so-called hostage rescue team of the FBI murdered most of the people in the Branch Davidian residence outside of Waco, Texas.  To this day none of the actual perpetrators have been held accountable in any way for this crime.

As is my habit I will once again repost the links to an independent report published on the Libernet mailing list after the incident.

Part One.

Part Two.

Part Three.

Part Four.

Part Five.

References. 

At this time another massacre may have been avoided out in Nevada.  But Senator Harry Reid of the party of death has dehumanized the potential victims as being domestic terrorists.  But the fact is that he is the terrorist and murderer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anthropogenic Global Warming

It actually would be nice.

As I write this it is snowing outside, as a result I had to reschedule an appointment.  Three years ago I would have not worried and gone to the appointment.  But two of the results of my serious illness is that my sense of balance has been adversely effected and I now have very severe difficulty with lifting myself up from the ground.

I rescheduled the appointment because I would rather be safe than sorry.

The true believers in the Anthropogenic Global Warming nonsense are now calling for the forcible silencing of those who don't buy their bull-droppings.  In calling for censorship so they have effectively declared their doctrine to be invalid.

But to see that it is invalid all one has to do is look out the window.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Day

Oh!  It's that special day for worshipers of the state! It's tax day!

It's the day we the slaves have to report our income to the masters so they can determine what we will be allowed to keep.

I have a far better idea.  Let's exterminate the masters,  Once and for all time.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Video Trailer

BEYOND EARTH by Sid Meier.

I'm always moved to tears by 1:30.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thought For The Day

The fact that Democrats strongly and publicly object to efforts to suppress fraud in voting is an admission that they are dependent of voter fraud to win elections and gain power.

Can we now stop the pretense that the Democratic Party is anything but a criminal gang?