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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Toxic Culture and Red Flags

The latest murderous outrages in El Paso and Dayton didn't take long to produce a "blame on" torrent from the usual and even some unusual suspects. We had the usual suspects blaming President Trump  for his "divisive" rhetoric and supposed adherence to "white supremacy." Not a sparrow falls but that President Trump doesn't get blamed. A deranged Aussie environmentalist, who hates Trump, goes off the rails and murders 51 people in a couple of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and it's Trump's fault. A lunatic environmentalist supporter of Senators Warren and Sanders goes nuts in Dayton, Ohio, kills nine people, and it's Trump's fault. A bizarre and cowardly (he wore ear protectors; not the sign of an intending kamikaze) environmentalist racist who hates Trump goes ape in El Paso, murders 21 people, and, of course, it's Trump's fault. As I write this, I hear the mayor of Dayton essentially blaming the killings in her city on Trump; she's the mayor, she runs the police in Dayton, she has the power to control the streets, but it's the President's fault that there are killings on those streets of Dayton. Right. OK. Gotcha.

I also hear some weird stuff from people who should know better.

Lots of talk from otherwise sane people about "red flags." Even the President's speechwriters had him support that stupid idea du jour. Oh, yes, we will design a process to "red flag" certain people for certain non-violent behavior, aka speech, and then use it in some as yet unspecified way to prevent them from exercising their second amendment rights. We see floating about various ideas and even pieces of proposed legislation to create some sort of list drawing data from somewhere or other to use to "intervene" in some way (dispatch of Sheriff's Deputies is my guess) to prevent guns from falling into the "wrong hands." Sure thing, buddy. Sing it out John, Paul, George, and Ringo, "Back in the USSR, boys . . . "

I have written before about progressive infatuation with "gun control" lists  and "mental health" (December 9, 2015). What do you think will happen with such a process? Whom do you think will control it? How long before conservatives, and others out of political favor get a "red flag"? Shall we have the same kind of people who run Google, YouTube, and Twitter control it? How about the sort who run progressive-controlled city councils? What possibly could go wrong? How long before we have the sort of fraud we see in the MeToo movement and the racial hate hoax plague spread to "gun control"? Due process, anybody? Who, by the way, are these "mental health experts" who will determine whether somebody deserves his second amendment rights? Should we have them for our other rights? Are these the same experts, for example, who for centuries told us that  homosexuality is a "personality disorder" or the ones who now insist we must not only accept it but praise it, embrace it, promote it? Mental health, of course, is settled science of the highest and most reliable order . . . right up there with the Piltdown Man and man-made global cooling, warming, change, or whatever.

Oh, yes, folks, but lest you think otherwise, there is something out there worthy of a "red flag"--but it's not being discussed at all.

All over the West, not just in the USA, we have created in the past three or four decades a vile, toxic culture that leads to the sorts of murderous sprees we have seen, for example, in Norway, New Zealand, and, of course, the USA. Radicalization via Internet? Sure, but it goes much deeper than that. It goes deeper than porno and vile video games.

There is a pervasive rot spread by Hollywood, the universities, and the media, both new and legacy. It tells us we must welcome endless waves of dirt-poor aliens, who enter our country illegally, and ply them with free health care, voting rights, housing, and free schooling. We must sing the praises of single mothers; promote abortion up to the moment of birth and even beyond. Judeo-Christian values, institutions, and traditions are ripe for ridicule and destruction, and, of course, deservedly so! Western history, after all, is just an endless catalog of racism, imperialism, genocide, patriarchy, and assault on the very earth. Gaia weeps because of the white man!

Man. Men. Male. These are now foul words and concepts. There is an ongoing war, yes, war, against men and what it means to be male, in our decrepit universities, in the decaying industry known as Hollywood (notice that white men have virtually disappeared from TV commercials?) and in the media. Instead, for example, of celebrating the amazing accomplishment of American men landing on the moon, the WaPo harangues us with nonsense that the Soviet moon program was much more diverse and, of course, it sent the first woman into space and the first non-white into space. Don't you dare think, much less say, "Yes, but the object was to get to the moon first."

We see, as I have written before, young men alienated from their culture, told by their intellectual betters than they are all rapists and murderers and racists and just plain "TOXIC!" University orientation programs seek to deprogram the male out of young men students. Hollywood tells them they are murderers and clowns, that the future is female, and, besides, women can kick your ass, buddy! These men find the universities, the entertainment industry, the media, and the work environment hostile. Many retreat into delusional and dangerous corners of the Internet, and link up with others like them. They have no historical context for what is happening as the schools are garbage and no longer teach history, or Western philosophy, or the great accomplishments of the West; they pick up scattered and often insane ideas from weird web sites that promote dark conspiracy theories. Yes, they are radicalized by the Internet but the roots go deeper.

We are destroying Western Civilization and the result is bloody massacre.

That's your "red flag."

34 comments:

  1. The left's control of the education system may have damaged the current generation too much for the personal responsibility of firearms ownership to continue to be effective. My gun club was founded in 1934. It has a trophy wall that extends all the way back to the founding, but seems to stop in the late 1990's. It seems this is when the full on demonization of firearms from the leftist education system took hold, and things like firearms competitions were actively discouraged. In today's world, a kid posting selfie from a gun range on Facebook will get a suspension and investigation into being an active threat. But yet, our young are night and day exposed to gun violence in the media and gaming, and never taught about firearms. That is until they are old enough to purchase them. By then they have formed fantasies about mass murder, and now they have the tool to fulfil the fantasy.

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    1. A country founded on the distrust of government tyranny was doomed the moment the population decided it was a good idea to put the education of its children almost entirely into government hands. I loves me some Jefferson, but the man really screwed the pooch on this one. It’s ironically fitting that the sprats at the educational instutution he founded are busy eradicating all trace of him on its campus.

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  2. " the first non-white into space"

    Hey, we were the first to send a chimpanzee up there..

    Shouldn't that count for something?

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    1. We brought Ham back, too, and he lived for another 20 odd years!

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    2. "We."
      You worked for NASA during those years?

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    3. by every metric, smf dildo; and on every blog and with every post; you show what a fucking imbecile you are. (with apologies to the imbeciles)
      - Grandpa

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  3. Red Flag laws would be huge for divorce attorneys. "You want to sign this right now, or get red flagged?"

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    1. The black mail potential is huge

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    2. If only most psychiatrists did not have their own mental health issues.

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    3. Huge potential for stalkers and deranged ex-spouses too.

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  4. What do you think will happen with such a process? Whom do you think will control it?

    That is exactly the question. Several years ago there was a mass shooting in a theater in Denver. But the state of Colorado figured it was much more important to go after a Christian cake baker (all the way to the US Supreme Court) than to do anything about mass murders.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes, indeed!

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    1. And that shooting happened in ... wait for it ... a gun free zone.

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    2. Actually, that's incorrect. The mall next door was a gun-free zone, but the WalMart is not. They stopped selling actual guns a few years ago, although most of them still sell ammunition.The other interesting thing is that there was another WalMart five miles away that had many more Mexican nationals shopping there. People come over from the Mexican side to shop in Piedras Negras, EL Paso, Etc. I would guess it's the same on the California border. I just know Texas better.

      MFA

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    3. Pretty sure he was referring to the Colorado theatre shooting, not Walmart.

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    4. Yes, I got that, too, on rereading. The theater was a gun-free zone. The El Paso Wal Mart was one, only by default. Note also the age of the shooter. I surely don't want to impugn all adolescents, but that fourteen to twenty five range is the time when we see a lot of psychotic breaks. Auditory hallucinations are the most frequent manifestation. It is of some interest, though, at least to me, that these kids often recover, and are more likely to do better, long term, without meds than with them.

      Also, we never hear what meds the shooter was taking, in the weeks leading up to the break.

      Michael F Adams

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  5. Read The Gulag Archipelago to understand the direction the Bolsheviks are taking.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_abuse_of_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union?fbclid=IwAR2nNf2TICe88GiihHgnmCNIKf1jqs8QCKVNvi4CRpxNE7aX9V6Y2fL8Kgc

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  6. Too non-specific and hollywood-pointed.
    To make headway, all concepts must first and foremost identify Hollywood as 'leading the way' in the field. Second, the objectives must be byte-sized (tweetable). "Fix your broken culture" is abstract, 'blame the President I disagree with on other things', is simple and clear.
    Part of being conservative is a dose of intellectual humility and honesty. Not good traits for today's world.
    "George Clooney is *SUCH* a visionary for proposing that boys and girls are actually *physically* different!"

    - reader #1482

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  7. "It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre."

    "As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood"."

    It's not hard to see where we are headed. When the credit bubble bursts (which we see starting now), the masses will gather at the extremes and fight over their "solutions" until chaos threatens the center, then the center will settle for one "solution" or another.

    We are in for a rough ride.

    another fred

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  8. New rules, maybe.
    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB331

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  9. It's not fashionable/PC whatsoever, but I firmly believe that the root cause is lack of morals/values (Christian or secular) being taught in our homes (and elsewhere, but especially in our homes). Everything is relative, everything is about FEELINGS. No personal responsibility for anything, it's always someone else's fault, especially if they are a white male bathed in "privilege". God is present in this world, but right now evil is winning. Just ask all the Christians in Africa, the Middle East & elsewhere who are being persecuted for their faith.

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  10. Am I missing something? The El Paso shooter didn't hate Trump. He appears to have loved Trump. I agree, that doesn't make Trump responsible. But to say that he hated Trump seems to be a factual oversight on your part.

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    1. Recent news indicates that the 8chan “manifesto” was uploaded by an unknown third party, not the shooter.

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    2. El Paso shooter was a leftist with a particular interest in universal basic income, environmental issues, and Christchurch murderer Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant was another leftist environmentalist who had no interest in religion, but hated Muslims because they had larger families than others.

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    3. Yes, you are missing something. Environmentalist.

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  11. I told my wife the first day I saw the "Manifesto" that it was a fake. It was too well composed and edited to have been written by someone preparing to go on a shooting rampage. How many of us, with no mad schemes in mind, have seen phrases disappear, only to reappear several lines above? A crazy guy just does not have the necessary concentration to find those flubs and fix them. Of course, the Democrats will stick to their story long after it has been thoroughly debunked. It's what they do.


    OTOH, they never mention the Bernie Bro who shot up a Republican baseball team.That fits the definition, on all points, of political terrorism. But, "move along folks. Nothing meaningful here."
    Michael Adams

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  12. American Digest has a photo of the last 98 mass shooters. 66 are black:

    http://americandigest.org/wp/memo2file-exhibit-a/

    The black underclass commits most of the violent crime, including gun crime and hate crime, in the US. They are the greatest threat to the US. Fortunately, they are self-segregated.

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    1. This is garbage.. just the victims of democrat-run cities... the racists at the top of the democrat party are pretty good at snowjobbing desperate people.... heck, planned parenthood was formed for the purpose of genocide... and took steps in an attempt to avoid detection as such. Such vile racism has dampened the birthrates and extended the generation gaps of progressives to the point where they are a dying creed.

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  13. Brilliant essay, thanks.
    I think about "red flag" laws, and I remember how asset forfeiture was sold as a weapon only to be used against high echelon international narcos. And the FISA court would protect us against sneaky foreign terrorists and spies. No matter the initical good intentions, Red flag panels would inevitably be coopted by the same neo-communist SJWs who would gladly order entire conservative neighborhoods be loaded onto boxcars for one-way trips to reeducation camps.
    Oh BTW, I should be hosting the 4th hour of Alex Jones today (3pm eastern) and this is going to be the topic of the day. And because of the topicality of mass shootings and their intended and unintended consequences, I put my "assault rifle" stadium massacre novel Enemies Foreign And Domestic into a Kindle free run for today and tomorrow.

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  14. All of the government psychiatrists will deem that being a Conservative is a mental health issue. "People on the right are mentally ill" and as a result, they will disarm us simply based on our view of things.

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  15. Red Flag #1: Reading The Diplomad. :)

    - reader #1482

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  16. Texas Lt. Gov., Dan Patrick, expressed some issues with "Red Flag" laws. What if your neighbor has an axe to grind and knows you are a gun owner? And my fear; what if you are a soon to be ex-husband and your soon to be ex-wife says you threatened her with a gun and said you were going to harm her? Does that stand up in court in the days of #believeallwomen? And considering the sorry state of psychiatry these days (dentists (go figure) and psychiatrists have a high rate of suicide) do you really want some mentally ill psychiatrist saying you are mentally unstable and should have your guns taken away? I don't think so.

    My question; how many of these "mass" shooters have a record of drug use, including marijuana? We know that when Colorado legalized pot, crime rates when up. And how are you going to do background checks on a teenager when their privacy is guaranteed by law and nothing you do as a teenager goes on your adult record? How many of these young men were taught that everyone deserves a trophy no matter that they really didn't deserve one? How many were hooked on internet war games where life is devalued or even were church goes with both parents in the home. We don't have a gun problem, we have a morals problem. 31 human beings were murdered last Saturday in El Paso. Bad day. But Planned Parenthood would consider that a good day.

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  17. I pity my niece and nephews. As a 72 year old I admit that we boomers have left a horrible mess. My apologies to the Greatest Generation.

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  18. Another expat sounds the warning
    https://www.thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/soviet-style-abuse-of-psychiatry-is-now-practiced-in-the-us-t19299.html

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