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How The Left Thinks: Why Blacks Cannot Commit Hate Crimes

I am going to explain the logic of the left in this article. So I need to preface it with some facts about myself and my thoughts.

I am a white male. Possibly a shitlord.

I believe that no matter what the law says, there is no such thing and cannot be such a thing as a hate crime. I do not buy into the idea that someone should be punished not just for committing a crime but also what they were thinking while they were committing it. People should be punished for their actions and not their thoughts.

With that out of the way, normal people have already lost the frame of the conversation. Was the torture of the white Trump supporter at the hands of these teens a hate crime? That’s the wrong question entirely. We shouldn’t even be discussing it, as this discussion validates the existence of hate crimes. Just 20 years ago the debate was on whether there should be such a distinction of hate crimes. The left won that, and the question people are asking proves it.

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And that got me thinking to how the left wins so much, time and time again. And it’s a simple strategy. Here it is:

Make a statement that sounds neutral and get people to buy into it. Brand the opposition as fear mongerers, racists, sexists, etc. Only years after the statement is generally accepted, you then move the goal post and clarify what the statement really means in the context of current events, which is now no longer a neutral statement. Then group anyone who now disagrees with the nazis, fear mongerers, etc.

Let’s apply this theory retroactively.

The statement is, “There should be an additional penalty for crimes committed on victims based on their race.” The current events of the time where this statement was uttered and debated were you had some white people literally tie a black man to the bumper of a truck and then dragged him to his death. Normal people were appalled at this behavior, and it was racially motivated. Many accepted that an additional punishment was warranted. (At the time, I didn’t.)

Fast forward to today. Black Lives Matter supporters kidnap and torture a special-needs white Trump supporter, and you have people saying that it’s not a hate crime, and the thing is, they are correct. Because they define a hate crime as solely whites committing crimes against minorities.

Had they mentioned that 20 years ago, the public sentiment would have been much different.

We’ve heard for decades that diversity is great. But today it’s clear that diversity does not include white males.

One day it won’t include white females, either. The left’s current definition of Diversity means Diversity cannot include ideas from right-wingers, but the future definition is up for interpretation in the future.

We’ve heard that we live in a rape culture and we must stop rape. Women must be protected at all costs. But rape threats against Melania Trump are OK for some reason, and those feminists who condemn rape threats against Melania are seldom heard. Rape threats against feminists, real or imagined, are the actual issue.

We’ve been told that we shouldn’t hate gay people for being gay. In fact, they should have the same freedom to come out of the closet with no repercussions. The statement, “What two consenting adults do behind closed doors is none of my business,” is easy to agree with.

But then they want to get married, and marriage is the domain of the church. But we voted for freedom and gay marriage now exists. OK.

Then the gays want to literally parade their lifestyle and debauchery in public, and if I don’t support that, because I don’t want to see it, and I don’t want my kids to see it, I’m a nazi that wants to kill gay people. If I don’t want to bake a cake in the shape of a dick, then my cake bakery is libeled and slandered and I receive death threats. The reasonable statement has been changed, and the civil and social penalties that used to be associated with being gay now apply to me because of my beliefs and my inaction.

Because it was never about what two consenting adults do behind closed doors.

Modern liberalism is a big old bait-and-switch.

In 1965, Ted Kennedy said:

“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…

Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…

In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

2000-2015: Let’s make the Mexican illegals legal. This started under W. Bush, by the way.

2016: Build the wall! Let’s enforce our laws!

2016 is a direct outcome of 1965-2015. Those opposed to building the wall? Racists, uncaring bigots. Trump supporters! Worst thing you can possibly be.

Here’s another one. Throughout my lifetime: “Women deserve equal pay for equal work.” But just point out that at a very high level, the pay gap is due to individual choices that men and women tend to make differently (women go for more part-time jobs, men are more likely to work an oil rig in North Dakota and die at work in general) and they paint you as a misogynist who just wants to rape and impregnate women and sentence them to the kitchen.

The left has made some absolutely amazing strides over the past 50 years. But they push things too far, over and over, and they will never see that because they won’t admit to the tacit lies they tell to begin with.

That’s why hate crime can only be committed by whites. And it’s always been that way; they just never explicitly said it until recently. Remember that, and anything that leftists say about this incident and all future hate crimes (and anything about race in general) will make complete and total sense.

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You’ve Been Played, Flag Burners

Our new President-Elect Donald Trump tweeting the following:

This singular tweet shows what a genius Trump is by how he leads the news cycle. It also how hypocritical and many times downright dumb many people are.

First, I don’t care about flag burning. I do believe that if we have true freedom of speech, then that ought to allow burning of the flag. However I also know that in a patriotic country, burning the flag is seen as very offensive. In many countries, burning the flag is completely illegal. Penn & Teller have a particularly great take on it:

But now that Trump has talked about “perhaps” punishing flag burners, the Internet is up in arms.

There are so many counterpoints I have off the top of my head that I am just stunned at many of my fellow Americans reactions.

  • “Speech” in this context refers to more than just speaking. Images, advertising, information, t-shirts, recipes, books, plays, movies, etc.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that flag burning is considered protected speech within the 1st Amendment. Therefore, burning the US flag is constitutional, and being punished by the State or Federal Government for doing so is not constitutional. This issue is settled, and my guess is Trump knows it.
  • If flag burning were to be a banned act of speech punishable by consequences, this would be just a tiny infringement on freedom of speech. Most people do not burn flags in their lifetime. However…
  • The second amendment Right To Bear Arms is CONSTANTLY being infringed upon by State and Federal governments, and the same liberals who would be outraged at being punished for flag burning are just fine with people accused of or guilty of domestic violence losing their right to bear arms, even though the Constitution of the United States does not even mention domestic violence.
  • Take it a step further, what if we made it the law that flag burning is legal only if you’ve passed a background check and have also never been accused or convicted of domestic violence? Is that OK, NeverTrumpers?
  • Even further — you can only burn a flag by cracking rocks together, or by magnifying the sun with a magnifying glass. Burning the flag with automatic lighters is an automatic felony. Attaching a lighter to a flag pole makes it an assault flag and you’ll do serious prison time.
  • No one has been deported for burning an American flag. No one has lost citizenship for doing so.
  • Russia is good that they don’t punish dissent. So is Russia good today or bad today? I’m confused. I thought Russia went after anyone anti-Russian? I thought they were meddling in our electoral process? Cherry picking arguments using Russia is boneheaded.
  • Burning the US flag may get someone attention, but it does NOT get them persuasion. Trump knows this as well and fully expected people to burn flags as a result of his tweet. And the media covers it, showing again that Trump controls the news cycle and that Trump haters are REACTIVE and not PROACTIVE. He’s conducting you like an orchestra.
  • People who support Trump will see flag burners as OVERREACTIVE.
  • The President of the US could in theory sign an executive order that bans flag burning. This order would be overturned very quickly, and I think that even Trump supporters would view it as a waste of time. Still, Trump could do it and for a few months we’d have a slight loss of 1st Amendment protection until it was overturned.
  • The President of the US, therefore, is not a dictator and does not have absolute power. Checks. Balances. Even in fully Republican controlled government.
  • Most of our flags are made in China. Why does no one seem to care about this? That is a real issue.
  • Hillary Clinton wanted to ban flag burning in 2005 and have it punishable by a $100,000 fine and a year in prison if done to provoke. Trump says “perhaps” there should be punishment nearly identical to Hillary’s proposal and … shitstorm.
  • When Hillary introduced the bill, I could not find one protest against it where the protesters burned flags.
  • On a common sense level — why should an immigrant be allowed to come to the US, live here, potentially be subsidized, and then burn the flag? Seems kind of wrong to me, and probably most legal immigrants wouldn’t want to do this anyway. In fact, I am a citizen of another country myself and I would never burn their flag. I’m also a US citizen, and of course have never burned a US flag.
  • If I burned a gay pride rainbow flag the media would desecrate me. Yet burning the US flag isn’t really a big story in and of itself.
  • In fact, after gay marriage was legalized in the US, I never saw or heard of a gay pride flag being burned. President Trump makes one tweet, and the anti-Trumpers immediately burn the flag, which is what he wanted you to do, dumbasses.
  • So I just did a search for people who burned the gay pride flag. This guy was convicted of a HATE CRIME for doing it. This was before Trump was elected. And it was the only real incident I could find. It does beg the question: why is it OK to burn the American flag but a hate crime to burn a rainbow flag?
  • Is burning the Confederate Flag hate speech? Or is that OK? I’m totally confused guys.

The hypocrisy of so many of us is just made completely clear by the events of the last few months. If you’re upset about Trump’s tweet, congrats, you’ve been played. Flag burning of the American flag is a non-mainstream issue that seems completely mainstream.

Stop following the trends and start thinking about them.

Wisdom

Does Mark Zuckerberg Think Trump Will Win The 2016 Election?

I saw this article about Mark Zuckerberg telling his Facebook employees that diversity means tolerating many opinions, even good ones, about Trump this election:

There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault….that’s ultimately what Facebook is about: giving everyone the power to share our experiences, so we can understand each other a bit better and connect us a little closer together.

Zuckerberg's full message about diversity of opinions
Zuckerberg’s full message about diversity of opinions

This is the same Mark Zuckerberg that reprimanded employees for crossing out “Black Lives Matter” and replacing it with “All Lives Matter” on the walls of the company’s offices. He also encouraged employees to attend a company town hall so they could discover what Black Lives Matter was all about.

And that was back in February of this year.

Why, now, is it, that Zuckerberg is more tolerant? I mean, we know from Wikileaks that he can request a meet with Hillary’s people and they’ll work around their schedules to accommodate him.

My hunch is that Facebook’s own data shows that positive Trump posts outweigh negative ones at a huge rate. Enough people use Facebook that I do believe FB could accurately predict the popular vote for the 2016 election with the data they have on everyone.

Zuck is not defending Peter Thiel and he’s certainly not defending free speech. I think he’s cozying up to Trump, because he knows what the people want.

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Hillary Clinton and the Death of Journalism

I hold a degree in journalism. Never truly used it to do real, actual journalism. I do respect the profession, though, and while real journalism has been on the decline since the 90s, it’s Hillary Clinton that has driven a stake through its heart.

Journalism is currently on life support. 

Real journalism, not fluff pieces, hit pieces, op-eds, or movie reviews, only exists these days via online entities. Sometimes they’re entities that are semi-corporate, such as Brietbart, but mostly they’re individuals like Mike Cernovich, or sites like WeSearchr.

At the dawn of the television era, Americans wouldn’t tolerate corporate interest news. The news staff at NBC was always completely separate from the sales and marketing staff. Sales could never tell the news editors what stories they couldn’t run, as the conflict of interest (viewers/readers/truth vs. ads) is obvious.

Sometime after Vietnam and Watergate, we just wanted to veg out and be entertained. Movies like Network showed how times were changing. Still, though, you could find good journalism in magazines like Rolling Stone. Contrast that with today, where Rolling Stone literally published a fictional rape account as real.

Spectacles like OJ Simpson really blurred the line between news and entertainment. Reality TV hit, and then all of a sudden news and entertainment were the same thing.

I’ve been telling my wife that I love this election: it’s the most entertaining politics I’ve ever seen.

The downside is that the death of journalism is very closely aligned with the death of truth. I don’t need my news to have ‘spin’. I would love to get just the facts. Today, though, everyone has an agenda.

I recently read that Brock Turner didn’t actually commit penis-in-vagina rape. He only used his finger on the unconscious girl. I don’t condone that. That is wrong. However, all I’ve been told about Brock Turner repeatedly via social media and corporate media is that he’s a scumbag who got off on the lightest sentence possible because the judge liked him and apparently hated women.

There are rapes that occur that are much more brutal than what Brock may have done, if that’s true. I haven’t looked it up yet. Because I don’t have all the time in the world.

That’s the point of the journalist. Spend time digging through the facts, write the copy, send it to the editor, and get it published so I don’t have to research every goddamn thing on my own.

Maybe Brock did do a penis-in-vagina rape and maybe it was brutal. Given how the media portrayed Trayvon Martin as a 4th grader being shot by a “white” George Zimmerman, even going so far as to edit the 911 calls to make Zimmerman appear to be obsessed with race, leads me to believe almost any counter-narrative I hear.

In my intro to newspaper writing class, my professor told us that when you write about someone you are handling their reputation, and for some people, their reputation is the only thing they truly have. It really bothers me when the people with the typewriters are injecting their own politics into the lives of private citizens, angering many and endangering the people who are already under tremendous stress.

At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Brock Turner was charged with and convicted of rape for tea-bagging the girl (no penetration), which is why his sentence was so light. Makes sense to me.

Which brings me back to Hillary Clinton. She’s not even president but every media outlet is in her pocket. Dr. Drew got canceled as retaliation for talking about Hillary’s health. So did some radio guys. Stand up comedians stopped being funny on Twitter so they could tweet non-stop about how awful Trump is — even though he would give them YEARS of material.

If this is what happens before a Hillary presidency, what happens after?? I don’t want to find out. I do personally believe if she wins, anyone who investigates her for a real story will be made an example of. One of those suicides by shooting themselves in the back of the head 3 or 4 times. I truly do believe that.

Contrast this with Trump, who may be the most inviting presidential candidate ever. He’s constantly holding press conferences, answering interview questions, and even went to the ‘spin’ room after the first debate to talk to journalists, something that apparently just isn’t done.

If Trump is truly corrupt, I hope some investigative journalist publishes the evidence. Today, the closest thing we have to real journalism is fucking Wikileaks.

Journalism is not quite dead, but it’s in a coma. If Hillary Clinton wins this election, journalism will be our decade’s Terry Schiavo, and Hillary will be the one pulling the plug.

Wisdom

Why prove we live in a simulation?

There is apparently a new obsession among some of the hottest Silicon Valley CEOs. They want to help prove that we’re living in a simulation.

I loved The Matrix. I like thinking about philosophy. Truth. Reality.

My gut tells me that we don’t live in a simulation.

It’s an interesting concept but ultimately I have my doubts. I’ll go into that in a bit, but my gut tells me something else: the motivation for finding out if we live in a simulation is not pure. It’s not about knowledge. It’s not about truth.

When Darwin came up with his Theory of Evolution and it became scientifically accepted, it didn’t take long for the ruling class to come up with the idea of applying it to humans. Hell, many on the Internet still do it, likening certain races to certain creatures that are not evolved.

Back then it was called Social Darwinism. Now it’s morphed into something that sounds more innocuous: Human Biodiversity. Even ideas can evolve and get refined.

Social Darwinism is basically the idea that those who are the richest or most successful in life are the “fittest” human beings. This may have been true back in the late 1800s. It may even be true now.

The issue is what that “truth” allows people to justify.

Human Biodiversity may be true. It may be fact. OK, so let’s say it is. If we posit that most black people just aren’t as capable of being as book smart as most Asians, what are the social ramifications? Is it OK to give them the same tests? Should jobs be weighted in favor of certain people? Should we kill certain races because they are not as human, and thus a threat to the human species?

You can use Human Biodiversity to argue that blacks should be graded on a curve. You can also use HBD to argue that Mexicans are better crop workers and that Irish are more likely to be addicted to drugs. And we can then base funding decisions on race, and individuals may even hold themselves back because of self-limiting beliefs enforced by the truth of HBD. Lots of “good” and “bad” things could come about due to HBD being accepted as being true.

HBD is an easy example — it makes people uncomfortable and if it’s true, even more so.

And that’s my problem with proving we live in a simulation. Because if it is proven that we live in a simulation, then every horror that humans do to each other can be justified as not meaning anything because it’s not real, and therefore, doesn’t matter.

Elon Musk has said there’s a one in one billion chance that we don’t live in a simulation. There’s a 50% chance he’s wrong about that. But I think I have the simplest explanation for why we don’t live in a simulation.

Most of us are familiar with flight simulators. You fly an airplane via a complex computer system that accounts for weather, temperature, the model of plane, radio, etc. Basically anything that has to do with flying is accounted for. So you’ve got scenery, buildings, turbulence, air traffic control.

Do you know what you won’t find in a flight simulator? Cats.

There’s simply no need to program cats into a flight simulation. And if a flight simulator programmer was crazy enough to put a cat into the simulation, most people would likely never find it, and it would not be a full-fledged cat. It would not need to be fed, would not hunt for food, and would not go into heat.

Most flight simulators don’t even have co-pilots or passengers!

Why spend the time implementing, within the simulator, a programmer programming a fart app on an Android phone? That would be literally more pointless than the fart app itself!

The first step to being able to prove we live in a simulation is to determine what the point of the simulation is. This is akin to asking “What is the meaning of life?” And after thousands of years, we don’t have an answer to that question. Which makes it safe for me to believe that we don’t live in a simulation.

If I am wrong and we can prove that we are living in a simulation, that is going to be a very, very bad thing for most of us and unspeakable crimes against humanity will be justified because nothing is real. I don’t want to live in that simulation.

The motives of the people who want to do this research need to be questioned, because they appear to be going into it with the goal of proving that we do live in a simulation. Why do they want to prove that? What do they stand to gain?

Perhaps the goal of the simulation is to see whether or not any creature within the simulator can prove that it exists within a simulation. So Elon Musk or Peter Thiel or someone else funds the research that proves we live in a simulator…and at that moment, the entire simulation is stopped and reset. History ends and begins anew.

So, what’s the point again?

Wisdom

Election 2016 – The Entitlement Metaphor

This election has been the most entertaining in my lifetime.

When I watch good entertainment like Game of Thrones, I reflect on the themes and how the characters interact with those themes. So what’s the theme of this election?

Broadly, it’s globalism vs. nationalism. But when you introduce the characters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there’s a theme that I see that’s not talked about much in the mainstream. It’s traditionalism vs. feminism, but not in the way that you might think.

Obviously Hillary represents feminism. I’ve never particularly liked Hillary, but I respect how hard she has worked to attain the power she’s gotten. She has set very high goals and has achieved them. She’s also learned from many of her biggest, most public mistakes.

I remember reading an interview with her sometime around 2009 where Hillary said that working in Washington was very difficult. Everyone is expected to work around the clock. 14 and 16 hour days were not uncommon, and people get burned out and can’t take it.

Trump, too, is obviously an exceptional worker. He’s been out stumping around, campaigning virtually nonstop since mid-2015. 12-16 hour days are very likely his norm.

One reason that I suspect Trump doesn’t think America is great anymore is that many of us are entitled. We’re constantly told we live in the best country in the world and we’re the best people in the world and the best this and the best that. It’s easy to think if I’m the best I shouldn’t have to work or do something else I don’t want to do. After all, the best people don’t work hard, right?

Trump wants to win. Winning is his brand. I personally think Trump cares about this country and its citizens. I think Trump actually wants to be president. And almost every move he’s done recently reflects that.

Hillary wants to be president too, but based on her history, I think she believes she’s entitled to the presidency. She went to Arkansas and married Bill and helped him win the governorship, then lose it, then win it again and then helped him win, and almost lose, the White House. She then became the first first-lady senator. The plan was always “First Bill then Hill.” She’s done the work, so she expects the rewards.

Feminists believe that women should be paid the same as men even if their work isn’t as good. Hillary said so during the first debate, attacking Trump because he thought people should be paid based on the merit of their work.

Hillary isn’t holding press conferences. She’s not campaigning. Some people think it’s due to her health, but her team says her health is not a concern.

If that’s the case, I have no reason to doubt that Hillary is in great shape, and she simply doesn’t think she needs to put in the work to win, because either the game is rigged (she knows she’ll steal the election), or she believes she’s already done the work and is entitled to the position.

This election is important not because of who wins, but because of what whomever wins represents. I’m voting Trump, not because I think his presidency will make any lick of difference in my day-to-day life, but because Hillary ironically represents the establishment that has made it clear that they don’t like traditionalists.

Will Hillary work to get me to change my mind? Will Hillary work for my vote? I’m not counting on it.

At least Hillary really believes what she says — she’s doing 50% of the work that Trump is on the campaign trail, yet she think she actually deserves the job because vagina.

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Female Teenage Characters Are Going Gay

Some of you PlayStation 4 players may realize that as I write this, The Last of Us is on sale for $9.99 on the US PlayStation Network. If you’re not a gamer, please keep reading, because this post isn’t about games. But spoilers abound, so you’ve been warned.

Playing through TLOU was an amazing experience. It centered around an older man, Joel, whose daughter was killed at the beginning of a zombie-like invasion, and Ellie, who seems to be about 14-16 years old and is needing Joel to take her across the country to help find a cure.  Gameplay wise, I thought there was too much wandering around looking for trash and moving platforms around, and not enough compelling gameplay, however story-wise, the game is top notch, with an ending that seemed more like how a book might end.

I played the game when it came out on PS3, and when it was on sale last year, I snagged it again to play through TLOU: Left Behind, its DLC that came out well after the original game was released, on PS4. Left Behind shows Ellie’s life before she met Joel. She’s friends with this black chick and even though there are zombies she’s and her black chick friend are about as normal as teenage girls can be. Until her black friend kisses her.

When this happened about 70% of the way through Left Behind, I was disgusted. Ellie’s sexuality literally had nothing to do with anything in TLOU, and really nothing to do with anything in Left Behind, yet they had to force her sexuality to be an issue, and when the developers did so, of course they made Ellie gay, because that’s what creative types do nowadays, all the fucking time. And it ruined my memory of TLOU.

Ellie and Riley from TLOU Left Behind
These pre-teen looking girls are sexualized in The Last of Us: Left Behind

If there is a show or story that revolves around a teenage girl, there will always be a lesbian story line as long as the show is around long enough. It happens so much that I consider it to be hack, and it makes me angry because I cannot escape the gay.

I grew up in the 80s and 90s. I remember my parents saying things like, “What two people do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business.” Oh, I long for those days. Now, publicly, we can’t condemn anything anymore, it seems. If a bakery doesn’t want to make dick cakes for gay weddings, it makes national news. So much for the privacy of their own home.

I feel like I cannot escape the gay, and I’m a heterosexual middle-aged man who shuns mainstream entertainment. I watch very little TV, very few movies, and play video games in my very little spare free time, and yet gay is everywhere, and if there’s a teenage girl involved, it’s always there.

Remember NBC’s Heroes? Season 1 was for the most part fantastic, and I foolishly trusted the writers so I endured seasons 2 through 4. Hayden Panetierre played a cheerleader in high school named Claire, and she had a gay friend who was a male (and it’s rumored that the actor who played the gay character was upset because the producers never told him his character was gay beforehand and then the show dropped his character)…by the series end, one of the Claire’s best friends in college was her lesbian dorm mate and they kept hinting that a relationship was in the cards.

Even animated series aimed at kids and teenagers are not immune. Years ago a friend of mine got me into Avatar: The Last Airbender on Nickelodeon, and I felt Seasons 2 and 3 had some very adult themes despite the fact that the show was aimed at kids. When the creators came out with The Legend of Korra, there was no doubt I had to watch.

Apparently, Korra did not meet expectations, so Nickelodeon let the series conclude via their online site only. One of the very last scenes (if not THE last scene) involved Korra starting a lesbian relationship, even though she had been heterosexual for the entire series.

End of Legend of Korra
Both of these characters were heterosexual until the last scene, because that’s how life works.

For some reason, I can’t think of a single instance of a gay teenage male character that started out as obviously heterosexual. My guess is that this goes to Heartiste’s maxim that feminism is about promoting female sexuality while demonizing male sexuality.

It may seem like a consume a lot of media from this post, but I don’t, so I can’t imagine how many more examples I’d be able to draw from if I consumed as much TV and movies as the average American.

Final thought about this: I don’t believe video games and movies cause violence, but I also do not believe that media doesn’t influence us at all. If media didn’t influence us, songs wouldn’t get stuck in our heads and advertisers wouldn’t buy commercials. Certainly gay acceptance would not have gotten mainstream in as little as 30 years. And now we have gay marriage. I attribute that to media.

I wonder how many teenage girls see games like TLOU Left Behind, watch shows like Legend of Korra, and then think that it’s completely normal to try muff-diving even though they’ve never thought about it before.

 

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Why The Media Is Making A Mistake In Promoting Hillary’s Lead

I recently spent some time with the wife’s family. They watch TV and it’s always on in the background. Except for a couple of shows, I do not watch TV. I get my news from the Internet, and lots of it from Twitter specifically.

The TV media is against Trump, hard. Yet they’re obsessed with him. I can tell you all sorts of things that Trump did or Trump said, according to them. Yet they don’t talk about Hillary, good or bad, much at all.

This election has shown rigging taking place. The DNC hack proved it. I always thought it kind of strange that Hillary didn’t take Bernie Sanders seriously. In fact, I believe that Bernie did his job too well. He was always supposed to lose to Hillary, to give her more credibility. I would not be surprised if they were in collusion together from day one of his campaign, especially given how abruptly he ended it.

Before Trump had the nomination, the GOP made it so that certain states couldn’t even participate in the delegate vote! There were also very many meetings that the elite in this country held to stop Trump, and he still got the nomination anyway.

For the past few weeks, the media have reported on these polls that supposedly show Trump trailing far behind Hillary. I personally don’t believe these polls. Scott Adams gives them the benefit of the doubt, and even in my Twitter echo chamber I see some folks talking about recent Trump mistakes.

Since the media is reporting on this polls, and the media has completely controlled much of the narrative (TV is especially blatant), I just refuse to believe that Trump is losing as much as he is. He may be behind, but I think it’s a much closer race, and I think the media is trying to get people to believe that Hillary will win in a landslide, hoping that this narrative will get the pro-Trump folks to stay home and not vote.

I could be right. I could be wrong. Either way, if the media really does want Trump to lose (as they’ve stated), they’re doing their side a YUGE disservice by publicizing these poll results so much.

I haven’t voted in a presidential election since 1996. It’s not that I chose this actively, it’s more that I have this habit of moving or having a life event occur on election day that has kept me from exercising my right to vote.

I will be voting in 2016 and I intend to vote for Trump. He’s not perfect, but I like much of what he’s said on immigration and his healthcare policy, among other things. Hillary is not the direction I want this country to go.

I’ve never really thought my vote was of importance. But the corrupt, lying media has energized me more than the Trump campaign has. I simply don’t believe the poll numbers, and I don’t believe the media, and I want to prove them wrong.

The corrupt lying media is part of the political establishment and in just 70 years the USA has declined maybe more quickly than any other empire in history. It may be too late to turn the tide.

I know a lot of people who don’t believe the media and I expect them to vote in droves for Trump come election day.

This is the first time in my life that I cannot wait to cast my vote.

Wisdom

A White Guy’s Solution To Black America’s Problems

For most of my adult life I’ve not given much thought to the plight of black people in the United States. I believe that it’s up to any culture to solve their own cultural problems. For instance, I think it is up to the Japanese government to figure out why its citizens aren’t having babies and address that problem.

There are lots of problems unique to black America, and I don’t even think black people would necessarily want white people’s help or advice.

I grew up dirt poor, for the most part. In 5th grade I went to a school that had to be 90%+ African-American, an inner city school. If you think I’m racist for conflating poor school districts with majority black enrollment, well, I beg you to show me an affluent, majority black public school anywhere. Anyhow, my family lived in a trailer park at least twice (we moved a LOT so my memory isn’t crystal clear on how many trailers we lived in). I guess because we were white, that’s why we got the double-wide at least once.

I know what it’s like to be poor and to have a mindset of poverty.

Lucky for me though, my family never had the mindset of entitlement. I can tell you entitlement knows no class or ethnic boundaries. I’ve seen as many entitled rich white people as poor black people.

I haven’t been asked how to fix black society, and I do understand if some blacks are insulted by the notion of a white man having an opinion on what could help fix some of the problems in the community, but good ideas also know no class or ethnic boundaries.

The spark of the idea came as I was reading Vox Day’s Cuckservative. There’s a quote near the beginning:

As an American, I place America and Americans of all colors and religions first. I love my homeland and my people. A Muslim or African-American who loves America and elevates Western values above those of his native land is my brother. Those who reject American values find no friendship with me.

If you’re black, and you believe that white racism exists, and is institutionalized, then you’re going to see it everywhere you look, regardless of whether or not it’s really there.

Sometimes it’s actually there, and sometimes it’s not, but that doesn’t matter, because you believe the man is keeping you down and you’d have to be insane not to see all of the evidence of it.

Your mindset becomes your reality. This is as true for individuals as it is for cultures.

If you truly believe the man is going to keep you down, and you’re taught that by your family, friends, and school, then of course you’re going to see examples of racism everywhere you look.

I believe that the root of most of black America’s problem comes from the mindset that racism is engrained in the culture, and that belief is then used as an excuse as to why blacks cannot achieve in the white man’s world, and thus many blacks don’t even try to succeed.

If I’m black and that’s my mindset, why would I race to defend America? America has been horrific to me and my people! The Constitution really has never protected me, why should I consider myself an American? Why should I believe that America gives a fuck about me?

If I’m black, why should I vote for what’s best for the country instead of what’s best for my people?

If I’m going to vote, I’m going to vote for the people that will give me the shit that me and my people are entitled to! The country doesn’t care about me, why should I care about it? I need to be fed.

We have a sizeable population of black Americans who don’t feel like they are the same Americans as white Americans are, even with a black president at the helm.

As a matter of policy I do think the Government should make teaching history and patriotism a priority in our inner city schools (and really all of our schools, tell us why the idea of America is so unique), and help change the mindset. That’s how non-blacks can help.

If you’re not born into the Elite, then the world really is against you. It’s up to you to figure out how to succeed. It doesn’t matter your race or ethnicity. The cards are stacked against you. But only you can play the cards you’ve been dealt.

If your culture has the mindset that injustice is everywhere and that white America is racist and keeping you down, then your culture will never truly flourish, and many of your best and brightest will never be known. Change the cultural mindset, however, and the possibilities are endless.

The first step to achieving something is actually believing that you are capable of doing so eventually. If you don’t believe you can do something, you will not be able to do it no matter what.

It’s easy for me to say all this with my white skin, but take that out of the picture. The media wants you to believe that racism is everywhere and seems to do all it can to incite major violence and uprisings. And you want to believe the media, right? Congratulations, you’re now their slave. The media wants ratings and will race to wherever those ratings are. Ask yourself, after all the major media coverage of the Baltimore and Ferguson riots, how much better off are the people in each of those places?

Help yourself first, then your brothers and sisters.

Black people: Until your mindset changes, you are still a slave. Break free.

Wisdom

The Long Con of Family Court

I’ve been doing a series on how family court in the US is a scam. My stated goal is to bankrupt the system by means of educating its litigants. Once people know that the system is a scam, they’ll avoid it. The system is filled with con men.

The problem here is that most men know the system is stacked against them, and most men who enter the system believe that they are good men and that the system will do what’s best. They know that the courts favor the mother yet still proceed anyway. I understand this fully. I believe that what these men do not understand is the extent that the system works against them.

Here’s my full story. I’ve tried to make it so that the items below are facts, not he said/she said type of things.

Round 1 – I file for custody of my daughter  – 2009-2010

  • Mother has pending felony drug charges against her. Facing up to 20 years in prison.
  • Mother has not allowed father regular contact with his daughter.
  • Mother lives in Mississippi.
  • Mother does not have a job and relies on public assistance.
  • Mother did not name father on birth certificate — she named another guy. I performed DNA test before court and was determined to be father. I wanted to be listed as father on birth cert. Mother decided to fight me on it, while also demanding child support.
  • Father claims residence in Tennessee but works in California as a contractor.
  • After phone visitation was ordered by the court, mother allowed only certain “contact times” that were never in court order and never agreed to by father. Father called outside of one of these contact times and defendant’s family had father arrested and charged with telephone harassment. These charges were later dropped.
  • Mother and father both take court ordered drug tests. Father passes. Mother fails, but it was due to prescription drug, she claims. Mother never shows source of her prescription, and for some reason my counsel doesn’t think this is worth following up on.
  • During the course of the custody trial, mother gets married and pleads guilty to felony drug charges. Gets 3 years probation with monthly drug tests.
  • Court ordered mother and father to jointly attend class about not putting child in the middle. Father attended class on agreed to date. Mother did not. She attended later class, alone. No penalty for her.
  • Agreed Order: Mother keeps custody. Father, however, received one week a month of visitation, and he can have that visitation anywhere he wishes. He is also to pay $885/month in child support. Father also received 2 phone calls and 1 webcam per week. Father also received 2 weeks each of visitation in June and July. Mother cannot refer to anyone else as being daughter’s dad other than me. Father is officially to be listed on birth certificate.

That Agreement came sometime around August 2010. Basically, because I lived between TN and California, and was likely to move to California, the court would not award me custody. In fact, I never got to testify and I was told that the judge did not want to hear this case. Since I was going to get a week a month wherever I chose, I was told by my lawyer that this was really a best case scenario. If I decided to not agree to these terms, I would risk losing them and getting “every other weekend” which was not feasible under my living and work conditions. Because I believed that seeing my daughter was better than not seeing her, I agreed.

Keep in mind that my entire case was never heard. I think we got to one witness. Everyone is part of the scam — including the judge. The judge “not wanting to hear the case” is code for, “If you exercise your rights, you will probably be punished.” After all, the system has better things to do than actually try your case.

In September of 2010, I tried to make flight arrangements to see my daughter and the mother simply would not work with me. In October, the only dates I could make work were over Halloween and I purchased plane tickets. The mother refused to allow me Halloween because she already purchased a costume for my daughter. Her lawyer talked some sense into her.

Also, according to the agreed order, I was allowed one week per month with my daughter. Because travel is a hassle and airline tickets cost real money, I wanted to hook my weeks together. For instance, the last week of May and the first week of June. I filed a motion for clarification. The ruling: Denied. I cannot hook my weeks together. There must be at least one week between visits. The system is actively working against my daughter having her real dad involved in her life.

By December of 2010 I had had it, and filed a motion for the mother to be held in contempt for not allowing me my phone and webcam visitation.

Round 2 – Contempt charges against mother 2010-2013

  • Filed contempt against mother for denying me access to my daughter. At one point I actually purchased plane tickets for daughter and self to travel from TN to California. Mother knew this and would not allow me to take daughter. I requested reimbursement for tickets.
  • Filed contempt against mother for mother referring to other men as my daughter’s “dad” or “father” (which goes against language in our agreed order).
  • Mother counter complained that father hadn’t paid her child support and wanted father held in contempt. Turned out that mother moved and did not tell father what her new address was.

There’s some other minor stuff, but the main point was I needed to hold the mother’s feet to the fire. Well it turned into:

Round 2+ – Contempt charges change into custody dispute  – 2011-2013

  • Mother accused me of molesting my daughter.
  • Mother accused a babysitter I used in California of taking nude photos of and molesting my daughter.
  • Mother contacted MS Department of Human Services (DHS) for assessment.
  • Mother took our 3-year-old daughter for 2 pelvic examinations. Both showed no evidence of abuse. Under oath, mother claimed that doctor told her there was evidence of abuse, but could not explain why doctor’s paperwork did not reflect that.
  • Court-ordered guardian ad litem (a lawyer himself) is appointed. He travels to California during a visitation to see how I live.
  • DHS testified that mother complained to them about all of the visitation time father receives. DHS also visited mother once per month. DHS did not visit father.
  • In January 2013 deposition, mother changes her mind and now says she doesn’t believe father molested her daughter.
  • In this same deposition, the mother said that she wouldn’t mind if the father called his daughter every day for phone visitation even though it wasn’t court ordered (and I have called nearly every single day since this she said this.)
  • The mother admits that our daughter calls me “da da” and her new husband “daddy.” Clear violation of our agreed order.
  • In court, sometime around April 2013, guardian ad litem says that he doesn’t believe that father molested daughter; he believes that mother made up allegations, but there’s not enough proof of that. He only has his “gut feeling.” Therefore, he recommends that mother retain custody. However, he believes mother should not be able to throw allegations like this without any proof. So in the future, he recommends that any allegations against father need to come with a $5000 bond, paid at the time of the allegation by the mother, for the purposes of father’s legal defense. He also said that this was a “very close decision. I’m talking the distance between my fingers close,” as he holds his fingers together.
  • Verdict: Judge allows mother to retain custody. Contempt allegations against mother are held in abeyance until we have review hearing in 6 months. The $5000 bond recommendation is not implemented.

At this point I’ve been going through legal action regarding my daughter for 4 years. The court has made it clear that the court does not give a fuck about me (and by extension my daughter). I’m done with court.

If there was some negative circumstantial evidence, I may have been denied all contact with my child and even sent to prison due to the mother’s lies.

Holding of abeyance means “we’re not going to rule on this for a long time,” which in real life means, “Go the fuck away.”

This is all the preamble folks, because the events that inspired this series of articles about the scam of the family court system come from Round 3.

Round 3 – I file for custody of my daughter a 3rd time – 2015-2016

Why on earth would I do this?

After Round 2, I determined that the system could simply not help me or my daughter. They didn’t give a shit. I never went to the review hearing with the abeyance contempt charges because I never scheduled it because the court and the people in it had wasted my time and the message was loud and clear — GTFO. The mother of my daughter, a convicted felon who accused me of sexually molesting my daughter with absolutely no proof, then changed her mind when questioned under oath, was determined to be the better parent. Fuck the court.

Then a perfect storm occurred. My daughter had about 60 absences from first grade. This falls under truancy laws which are punished under child neglect. In 2015, the school system filed charges against the mother for failure to get our daughter to school.

I purchased a house in TN and moved in with my fiancee, who was now pregnant. I work from home 80% of the time.

The mother separated from her husband, slept with other men (around my daughter), and moved in with her parents.

The mother was arrested for shoplifting. She pled guilty and paid the equivalent of one month of my child support ($885) as a fine. The mother brought my daughter to court. The mother also was teaching my daughter how to shoplift (though it’s very hard to prove something like this in court — my daughter did apparently mention this to the guardian ad litem).

Finally, my six-year-old daughter was approaching 100lbs.

I did not want to go back to court after the last time. I reached out to the guardian ad litem. He told me in January of 2015 that if I could prove what I was saying in a court, I would receive custody. He would eventually know that I was telling the truth, as he was in criminal court the day that the mother was there to plead guilty to shoplifting.

Finally, my daughter’s weight had become a huge issue for me.

  • October 2014 – Mother shoplifts from major store. Gets charged.
  • January 2015 – My daughter has her 12th unexcused absence from school. The school system files charges against her. A warrant is issued
  • April 2015 – Mother pleads guilty to criminal shoplifting. The warrant for the truancy charges is still not delivered!
  • May 2015 – School fails my daughter in 1st grade due to excessive absences, per state policy. Mother protests it and because my daughter is smart (and teachers and admins don’t like doing paperwork before summer vacation), the school passes my daughter.
  • May 2015 – I file for custody of my daughter once again.
  • June 2015 – The state attendance officer is out of town for a scheduled court date on the child neglect/truancy charges against mother. She asks the criminal court to not have the hearing without the state present. The hearing is had and charges against the mother are dropped. I later track down the judge and ask about this, and he told me point blank that even if the state had shown up, the charges would have been dropped anyway because the school passed my daughter. Because the school passed my daughter, that means no harm was done to her.
  • August 2015 – The mother denies having sex with other men (even though she’s still married, just separated). The mother denies that she actively shoplifted. She says it was a misunderstanding where she left the store boundary holding merchandise. The guardian ad litem tells my lawyer in private that if we can prove that the mother has lied, he will award custody to us.
  • November 2015 – A man testifies that he had sex with the mother. A representative of the merchant brings a video of the mother’s shoplifting and shows it to the court. The video directly contradicts the mother’s testimony, down to the details of the alarm going off. I marry my pregnant fiancee, which means I will also have a real stable family home for my daughter to come to.
  • February 2016 – My daughter’s teacher testifies that my daughter is smart and her mother packs her “healthy Lunchables” most days.
  • February 2016 – I testify and do a really great job. I had a fantastic mindset and didn’t have to resort to badmouthing or lying or anything else. I focus a bit on my daughter’s weight, and provide pictures. One thing I testify to is that every time I have my daughter her weight goes down, and every time she’s with her mother her weight goes up. I testified that my daughter weighed 125lbs, the mother testified that she weighed 120lbs. She hadn’t even turned 8 yet. Even under conservative estimates by the mother, testimony and court documents point to my daughter gaining 15-20 lbs during the course of the trial itself!
  • February 2016 – All testimony in the case is heard. The last to testify was the mother, who admitted she lied in August 2015. Her lawyer actually asked her, “You are aware if you retain custody this time that this is your last chance. If we’re back in this court, you are not going to keep custody of your daughter.” That was HER LAWYER.
  • February 2016 – The guardian ad litem makes his recommendation. In Mississippi, there are 3 tests to modify custody. There must be a substantial material change in circumstances. The guardian ad litem says that plaintiff proved that. The second test is adverse effect to the child, and because my daughter is smart, is doing fine in school, etc., that even with the shoplifting and everything else that has gone on, it was a very close decision, the space between my fingers close, but overall, the father did not prove adverse affect.

The defense had almost nothing bad to say about me. The big complaint they had was that I lived with my fiancee before we were married.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The third time, though. Goddam am I speechless.

After reading all of this the main question is, what on earth does the mother have to do to lose custody?

I spent this past weekend with my now 8-year-old daughter. She now weighs 129.2 lbs.

I love my daughter tremendously, however I’m way past doing right by her. I’ve done right by her for these past 7 years. And my reward for it is to see this sweet girl who weighs more than some adult women I know, a visual reminder of how I don’t have influence over my own daughter and how those who do don’t give a fuck.

If the system doesn’t care, really, then, why should I?

My daughter may be a lost cause  but if you if you or someone you know is thinking about filing for custody of their children, please ensure they read this series of posts. I’ve spent YEARS and TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS and the system, for some reason, believes that a convicted shoplifter and drug felon who refuses to address her daughter’s health and admittedly perjured herself and actively kept her daughter out of school is the more worthy parent.

Me? I work hard, own my own business, and have never been convicted of anything except a traffic ticket, get lied to, chewed up, and spit out. Because I care about my daughter. In fact, having custody of my daughter would have made my life much harder, specifically as it involves traveling to my clients, but I’d figure that out. I always do. I haven’t even missed a child support payment.

The guardian ad litem also told the court that if he were in my shoes, he would have done exactly what I did by coming to court. In other words, he believed that I didn’t bring “Round 3” action because of malice or spite, but because I’m a concerned father. At the very least, I thought, that would mean that I’d get my legal fees paid for by the defendant.

Well, I didn’t. I basically paid $17k to determine that the mother of my child is a perjurer. My daughter had over 40 absences and 20 tardies. It was clear that the mom didn’t even want to do her duties as a mother. And it just didn’t matter.

Stay away from family courts.