Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama' great economic plan

If you're reading this blog, you already know Obama's economics are pure snake oil, but here's a splendid, easy-to-follow explanation of just where he goes wrong on Takimag.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Walter Williams

I've been reading Williams for a long time, and highly recommend him.  Here he comments on Eric Holder's "cowards on race" statement.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sarah Palin again

Tom Sowell provides insight into why the talking heads hate Palin so much in his column.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Nation of Cowards

Eric Holder says we're a nation of cowards concerning talking about race.  Well, he's certainly right about Phil Gramm.  He talks about the diversity disaster without mentioning race, which is of course at the root of the whole problem.  Steve Sailer tells us about it here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sarah Palin

I wouldn't say I have great hopes for Sarah Palin, but I have hopes, and I can't see anyone else in either party to be hopeful about.  The press's reaction to her says a lot about the press, but it does say a lot about their conception of Sarah Palin.  Basically, they hate her as a person.  She delegitimatizes a lot of their myths.  For one thing, she's purely redneck, insofar as the word has a valid referent.  That is, she springs from the anarchistic, self-reliant core group of the United States, which began as the Scotch-Irish, but which gladly assimilated individuals from other groups who wanted to be a part of their world-view and moral system.  And, she has those redneck characteristics that largely made us a great nation.  Self-reliance at the top.  Then, a preference for doing the right thing according to one's moral code without reference to authority. And she's a part of the gun culture, one of the things about redneckery that the ruling class just can't stand.

For another thing, she knocks feminism into a tailspin.  Feminism, as it is today, is basically just a branch of Marxism, theorizing that women just can't make it without massive government coersion and an adherence to all the principles of feminism — at the top of which is the principle that marriage enslaves women.  Todd doesn't seem to have enslaved Sarah.

And, of course, the fact that she's a wildly popular and successful governor is pretty much ignored by the media.  I'd think that should count for a lot, but to them it's just an annoyance.

Finally, some people are born to the ruling class (Bush) and some weasel their way into it (Obama, Clinton), but they are definitely a part of it, by birth or adoption.  One of the ways to get adopted is to go to the approved elite schools, Harvard, Yale, etc., where they might not teach you much, but they sure do indoctrinate you.   Well, that's another demerit for Sarah. For me, it's a plus that she didn't sit at the feet of the Marxist masters of the Universe, but carved out her own life without reference to the leftist educrats.

I don't think she's a deep thinker, but she seems to have principles, which is more than I can say for McCain or Obama or Clinton or Biden — the list goes on.

My biggest disagreement with her is about the war.  But I don't disagree with her attitude. That is to say, she supports the war because she's convinced it's in America's interests.  If I thought it was, I'd support it too.  Now, the neocons support it because they have some kind of bizarre connection to Israel, pure and simple, and couldn't care less whether it's in America's interests or not.  Indeed, we've heard from a certain self-destructive faction in both parties that it's more moral to do good things around the world whether they're in our interest or not, than it is to have foreign policy based on our own interest.  Needless to say, I think that's perverse and suicidal.

But back to Palin:  I believe that she will do what she perceives as good things for the country.  Obama, OTOH, seems to want to do thing that he sees as more important than the good of the country.  We have to let illegal aliens (like the one who seems to have murdered Chandra Levy) come in freely, because it's the right thing to do, never mind what effect they have on us.  And we have to borrow billions more from China to bail out people who got mortgages they couldn't afford, because that's the right thing to do, never mind what it does to the country at large.  In this, and many other things, Obama isn't a change from Bush policy so much as he's an intensification of it.

So what I want to see is those of us on the rational right working hard to bring Sarah Palin up to speed on what's actually going on.  She's clearly the most attractive candidate around, so I recommend that all right-thinkers support her at this point and hope to bring her the facts.  I'm pretty confident that, with the right facts, she'll do the right thing.

Plenty of people have prepared campaign materials for her for 2012.  Here's some that are particularly cute.

Please comment and let me know what you think.  We certainly don't need any more country-club Republican candidates.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Honest Abe

This is a must-see about Lincoln, from Takimag.  I can't figure out how to upload it here, so you'll have to watch it on YouTube.

Friday, February 13, 2009

On Racism and Racists

Formerly, a 'racist' was defined as someone who didn't like other races.  That seems to have changed.  A better definition for our times would be "Someone who realizes that other races don't like him."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Darwin

There were three great revolutions in thinking in the 19th century, begun by three men — Marx, Freud, and Darwin.  The first two have been thoroughly accepted by the world, and their thinking permeates and informs almost all political and social trends today.  But Darwin is still resisted, both on the left and the right.  If you read those links, you'll see that, for the most part, Darwin is misunderstood by the right, and their hostility to him is based on the fact that the left has used him to try to destroy religion, which is silly.  Darwin is in no credible way in opposition to religion.  Now, the left, in part, at least, understands him, but twists him out of recognition, as I said, to use him as a club to hit religion with.

I've been a Darwinist since I was old enough to understand the idea, and I've never wavered.   Darwinism is no more pro- or anti-religious than physics is.  It's simply scientific thinking and research applied to biology, and, I maintain, very little can be understood about mankind and history without Darwinian principles.  The left is totally hostile to Darwin because all his principles contradict their utopian, authoritarian world-view.  

In contrast to Darwin, Marx and Freud present unscientific paradigms of reality that are completely undermined by an examination of history and human behavior.  Despite that, the two charlatans seem to form the basis of all our political thinking these days.  I'll have more to say in the future about a Darwinian view of humanity, but for now, I'll just remark that we're hearing a lot about Lincoln's birthday, and relatively little about Darwin's (both are the same day).

Now, then — how many people did Darwin get killed, in contrast to Lincoln?  I have mixed feelings about Lincoln, as everybody ought to.  You have to admit, he left a real mess behind him.  Some people think the mess was preferable to conditions before the Civil War.  I have my doubts.  But I have no doubts about Darwin.  He left the world a better, more rational place.  

Happy birthday, Charles Darwin.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Young Marine treated like !@#$!@#

Can you believe this?

We're ruled by idiots, that's for sure.  This training should be happening at the school, if anything, not treated as though it were some kind of perverse behavior.  Come to think of it, they're teaching perverse behavior as "alternate lifestyles" in a lot of schools. We have people getting shot up and threatened by gangbangers daily, the streets are dangerous as hell, and the response by the powers that be are to ensure that those of who are well-behaved are insulated from even the sight of a fake firearm.

Nope, guns should be part of the curriculum in all schools.  As the Constitution says, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Since the gummint requires us to send our kids to school, the schools ought to take responsibility for their safety, and that means allowing them to defend themselves, if they're old enough, and to make sure the teachers and administrators are armed and trained to defend the kids.  One more link.   This was written right after the Columbine massacre.  I can't find any flaw in it.  Wolves Slaughter Sheep: Shepherd Baffled.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sterilize the Octomom?

Should the Octomom be sterilized?  I'm inclined to think so.  Steve Sailer discusses it here.