Sargon identifies the root problem with this as the racial-collectivist, racist identitarian politics of the progressive left (also frequently called the regressive left or illiberal left) now being adopted by defensive whites who may or may not have been racist before, but now they’re certainly on their way there.

There have been actively racist and racial-based movements for several years now from non-white groups directed at white (and treated-as-white Uncle Tom non-white) Americans, and now there’s a reactionary white-identitarian movement.

None of these groups whether white, anti-white, black, or anything else are representative of American virtues.  They are exactly as Sargon calls them out – racist identitarian collectivists, both the same thing with colors reversed.  Antifa, BlackLivesMatter and the anti-Western anti-white progressive-left racists of academia have perpetuated hatred against “white America” for so long, and so vehemently, that now there are white people who have been radicalized by that hatred.  Call them racists for so long and eventually they don’t care.

The same has probably been true in the past the other way at various times and to varying degrees of severity, with various ethnic groups demonized by a majority, but rather than simply stop at equality, for the last few decades (starting with racist policies like affirmative action), and the absurd notion of “pendulum swing”, we end up with this.  Rather than have equality and recognize individuals as being of value based on the content of their character and logic of their policies and ideas, skin color became a deciding factor.  The idiots who thought that injustice in the form of “pendulum swing” would make for “social justice” are getting the response from people who feel oppressed – and can point to ways they objectively are.  Tear down their monuments and erase their history and reject their racial identity while celebrating your own – and call for genocide of white people, and they’re eventually going to become the same kind of racial group you’re accusing them of because they’ll see there is “institutional power + privilege” being levied against them – the same thing the regressive racist left has imagined for years and used to attack white people (most notably in this last election by blaming the white working class for electing someone they hate).  The mass media and academia decry whites every day, and now those who’ve lost their cool are responding.

A few years back, when Greece was going through more strife than it is now, there was a neo-Nazi party concerned with Greeks called “Golden Dawn” that started gaining in popularity.  It was completely nazi in the National Socialist vein – interest in socialism for the nation, and only the ethnic nation (by far a bigger old-world problem).  It got to be a rather large movement, and for a while, there were people in the US comparing it to the Tea Party, a comparison which those who payed attention (including Greeks) rejected.  The Tea Party called for less government, fewer taxes, rejected bad health-care policy, demanded that if they were getting taxed that they get back what was taken from them, and were generally concerned with economic policy (started by this economics rant), and to a lesser degree social policy being mandated from DC.  Golden Dawn was concerned with ethnic Greeks being taken care of by the socialist Greek government, rather than taking care of foreigners landing on their soil.  There was no comparison other than that both had nationalist tendencies – the Tea Party loving America’s classic liberal/enlightenment heritage and conserving that philosophy and history and demanding a return to it, Golden Dawn loving the Greek people and their socialist government providing for the Greek people and noone else.  The alt “right” (who share more in common with the left than the actual right in the US) are basically America’s Golden Dawn.  Unlike the racist Golden Dawn that occured much more naturally in a nation that’s also an ethnic nation-state; these racists in the US had to be created – and they were brought together by persecution – from the racist American left.

Good job, leftists.  You’ve created a racist greivance group that has some racist greivances against you, and they’re going to use your tactics against you.

As a final note, Trump’s response to this, quoted in the video – is fantastically presidential – he calls out both sides for their violence and racism in a fair, even-handed, calm role as a national leader.  I used to be very critical of Trump, but during the election his interviews and word of mouth about how he talked with and listened to people brought me around – but now his even-handed response here condemning both racist sides of this violence as the responsible groups they are – this makes me proud of him as a president.

It would be good if more Republicans and Democrats would support him, but there seem to be Republicans too busy acting like Democrats to bother, and Democrats too busy being hard leftists to bother recognizing why this is going on.

The ATF started smuggling guns into Mexico in 2009, then got found out in 2011.  This goes back a long, long ways, and was one of the reasons this blog was started – initially we wanted to cover all kinds of political stuff, but the ATF’s Fast & Furious and sister smuggling operations dominated things for a long time.  Under Obama, nothing was done.  He exerted executive privelege and made all the relevant documents that he and Eric Holder knew about disappear from the public eye, all while claiming nothing happened, all while blood continued (and still continues) to flow in Mexico and in the US.  Holder was held in contempt by Congress for stonewalling their investigation into Fast & Furious, and it showed us how transparently biased much of the media was, especially on Fast & Furious.  Sharyl Atkisson, the CBS reporter who brought the story to the mainstream, was later personally targeted by the Obama administration and eventually left CBS.  David Codrea, one of the bloggers who first broke the story when it was still just “gunwalker”, is still around; sadly the other who helped break it, Mike Vanderbough of Sipsey Street Irregulars, is no longer with us – he was one of those guys with a very long memory and the kind of person who because they were tuned in for decades provided valuable perspective on the players involved at higher levels.  Katie Pavlich, who wrote a book on Fast & Furious, was on the story for years and years, and has moved up a bit in the blogging/reporting world, and still brings some light to the issue when there’s a chance, especially as Fast & Furious within the various gunwalking operations took place in her backyard of Arizona.

So now, years later, with a new president, new administration, new attorney general, it’s being revisited.  We’ll just have to see if anyone’s willing to actually prosecute the ATF and their DOJ counterparts.  Sadly the rule of the swamp is “only banana republics go after the previous administrations, so no current administration will ever go after a prior one for criminal actions”.

Another hearing was held on 6/7/17, which covers mostly old ground.

And the full hearing:

It starts at around 15 minutes or so.

I haven’t watched the whole thing yet, but I’m sure there are things that are forgotten.  In particular one thing that isn’t heard as much anymore is how this was a push by the ATF/DOJ/Obama admin for more gun control, as evidenced by the multiple-gun reporting for southwestern border states being mandated by the ATF, as well as political cries for further restrictions.

A few highlights from the last 6 years or so::

https://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/obama-blames-us-for-gun-violence-in-mexico/

https://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/gunwalker-update-gun-control-celebration-at-atf/

https://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/gunwalker-update-feinstein-uses-fast-and-furious-to-push-gun-control-gunwalker-being-used-to-push-gun-control-issa-introduces-whistleblower-protection-law-issa-grassley-digging-into-ff/

https://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/gunwalker-update-public-relations-operation/

Something else to give this further perspective over time is that the last link there includes Stratfor’s debunking of the “90% of guns in Mexico come from the US” lie, which they pointed out is deliberately lying about the facts.  The numbers at the time were something closer to 12-17%, but the 90% number that’s run with by anti-gun politicians and actors comes from the percentage of guns from the US that Mexico sends to the US for tracing.  IIRC the numbers were something like 22,000 guns seized by Mexican authorities back in 2010, with 18,000 being from Mexico or other nations; with some 2-3000 being sent to the US because maybe they’re from the US, and then 90% of that smaller portion being traced to the US.  I go over this here, because as another note to how time has passed, Stratfor was hacked back in 2012 and parts of their website now only exist on the webarchive/wayback machine.

Also in that same last link there is reference to Bob Owens of PJ Media, who went on to start Bearing Arms, and who tragically committed suicide a few months ago.

He also wrote one of the best articles that delineates the clear differences between Bush’s Wide Receiver and Obama’s Fast & Furious/Castaway/unnamed TX operation Gunwalking programs.  Wide Receiver was a Bush ATF program from 2007 that sent tried to track guns south and have the Mexican authorities and ATF in Mexico catch the bad guys; versus Fast and Furious and the various parallel gunwalking programs like Operation Castaway in Florida – all of Obama’s DOJ’s programs that sent guns south and had no notification to any authorities in Mexico, not =Mexican nor US ATF in Mexico; nor other nations guns were sent to by the ATF.  During testimony in 2011, ATF Mexico attache Darren Gil explained how he was utterly blindsided by Fast & Furious and didn’t hear of it until through some backchannels someone asked him “how’s that gunwalking program going?” which neither he nor any other ATF in Mexico nor Mexican authorities had ever heard of.

Wide Receiver was what leftist useful idiots would refer to and try to use to obfuscate Fast & Furious and make it seem like it was a “botched sting”.  Fast & Furious was not a “botched sting”.

It deliberately sent guns to Mexico to recover them at crime scenes after people had been murdered.  That was what was intended.  Once people accept those facts – as laid about by the ATF agents either whistleblowing or being grilled in front of Oversight & Reform in 2011 and ever since, it leads to the question of “why?” of which there are only two answers – either deliberately undermining the US constitution through a manufactured murder crisis in Mexico and/or influencing Mexico cartel politics by arming cartels.  The question then simply becomes “who is responsible for this and will they be held accountable?”  Six years in and we know the ATF bottom to top was responsible, the DOJ from Lanny Breuer to Eric Holder was responsible, and we know the executive branch to Obama knew about it (he talked about it in an interview even before Eric Holder finally fessed up to knowing about it).

So far, no one’s been held accountable.  The ATF has retaliated against their whistleblowers and rewarded their gunsmuggling criminal agents, but little else.

Midway

Posted: June 5, 2017 by ShortTimer in History, Navy, Never Forget, US Military

75 years ago.

I’ve been following a lot of youtubers recently, many of whom cover things on the topics of culture/SJW progressivism in society from angles and in ways more detailed than mainstream media ever could.

Appabend is the handle of a young (late teens-20s) Indonesian youtuber who mostly focuses on comic books, video games, manga/anime, and other aspects of pop/nerd culture.

He’s part of that group of people who were otherwise just enjoying their hobbies and diversions and minding their own business and then got mugged by games journalists during Gamergate.

He also provides a different non-Western perspective on Western pop-culture – and here he covers a little side-story of an Islamic ideologue (I’ll be kind and stick with his term for the guy) who got a job with Marvel comics, then went out and inserted subtle phrases and codes that aren’t so subtle if you’re aware of them… all because the Islamic bigot ideologue hated the mayor of Jakarta.

He frequently makes the point that SJWs ruin everything – and specifically they ruin comics by forcing SJW demands in that people don’t want.  The example is frequently that a beloved character who’s decades and decades old is warped into some SJW lunacy for the sake of SJW lunacy… when a new character could be introduced with no offense to the fans.  When the SJWs complain about people hating the new characters, they blame the audience rather than acknowledge they screwed up the characters.

As an anecdotal example, I used to buy a few different comics frequently.  I followed Batman during the late 90s-early 2000s when they did the Batman No-Man’s-Land arc, I followed Top 10, Powers, a bit of the Transformers/GI Joe reboots, and to probably no one’s surprise still reading this, Punisher (after the 2000 or so Marvel Knights/MAX reboot that grounded the character again).  I dropped most of them by the early 2000s, but followed Punisher for several years, then stopped around the late 2000s when the decision was made to have the Punisher put on a Confederate flag t-shirt and go to the desert southwest to fight “Hatemonger” as a propaganda lesson from the publishers in “anyone who wants secure borders is a giant white racist”.  And just like that, a comic alienated a core reader.

This was well before the current wave of SJW influence in comics, this was more the “NY/NYC/big-city leftist who knows nothing of the outside world and simply stereotypes the rest of the nation as racist hicks in flyover country”… much like we see with the demonization of Trump voters today and of Bush voters 16 & 12 years ago.  It was an earlier generation of SJW-ing, but that was enough that Marvel alienated a reader – and I doubt I’m the only one.

The Horrors of Deportation To Mexico

Posted: April 22, 2017 by ShortTimer in Crime, Humor, Illegal Immigration, Media

Delightful sarcasm from Sargon.

Quite entertaining to see someone from across the pond objectively fisk some Al Jazeera leftist propaganda about deportation.

Sargon of Akkad gives a good backstory on what’s happened in the last week here, with a fairly complete breakdown & summary:

He points out rather adeptly that the SJWs simply use whatever Alinskyite tactics they can against people they view as cultural enemies, regardless of truth, fact, or internal consistency.  Hold the enemy to their own rules, etc.

For further backstory on PewDiePie (especially for those unfamiliar with him), another video here:

And Kraut & Tea’s take on it here:

Not only are these guys immersed in internet culture and can act as guides for those who are less l33t and can’t triforce, but they also go into greater detail and in a more effective way than a long blog post full of links.

A lot of this rejection of the MSM is still the long-term effects of Gamergate, where video games “journalist” SJWs targeted the audience they’re supposed to cater to by colluding secretly and publicly telling gamers that they were dead as an identity, and then slandering them all as racist sexist homophobe white males in their mother’s basements, yadda yadda, same SJW leftist bullshit, different day.  The effect was that legions of politically apathetic video gamers who would otherwise frequently have been David Mamet-style “brain dead liberals” got mugged and found themselves at least understanding some conservative/classic liberal perspectives – and most importantly rejecting the SJW totalitarian left.

These two particular youtubers also trace some lineage to the “rational/atheist” groups that take pride in reasoned thought, which also leads them intellectually more towards classic Enlightenment liberalism and thus also priding themselves on trying to understand different perpectives.  That degree of intellectual honesty also allows them to see what’s happened with the media and the progressive (regressive) leftist SJWs.

Both are very sharp guys, and the places that they politically diverge from an American/classic liberal/libertarian/American conservative viewpoint (which are fairly frequent) are nonetheless places where due to that rigorous intellectual honesty, they’re the kind of people you could discuss such things with.  For example, Sargon’s been on Stephen Crowder’s show, and though there are political differences, it becomes reasoned discussion with differences based on experience and viewpoints.  There’s certainly never any “SHUT UP!” of the SJW left.

The recent “Women’s March” that was basically a test activation of the protesters we’ll be seeing for the next four years and who exist only to try to undermine the West had this as one of their prominent visuals:

2017-womens-march-hijab-poster

It’s meant to be a powerful visual, but to anyone with a lick of sense, comes across only as powerfully offensive.  It takes a symbol of liberty – the US flag – and turns it into a symbol of oppression and subjugation – the hijab.

Even at absolute best the hijab is a symbol of voluntary submission to a rigid totalitarian theocratic patriarchy (oh, the irony!).  But to an objective observer looking at how the hijab exists as a garment forced on women in much of the world, that image above is wrong on a lot of levels.

Kraut and Tea covers it in harsh detail, breaking it down (also be advised there are graphic images as the video goes along – images of actual abuse of women that was not being protested during the women’s march):

The instances of Islamic murder of women as “honor killings” he discusses in the video are only in his native Germany.

But this happens everywhere in the world.  Amina and Sarah Said were murdered in the US by their own father in 2008.

amina-and-sarah-said