Daily Archives: October 6, 2020

We have been listening

Paul McCusker wrote and posted this on Facebook:

For my birthday, I’ve written this letter…

To the Great Invisible and Unnameable Purveyors of our Culture,

Over the past few decades you have said that I need to listen to you more. “A time of listening” is what you and your disciples have demanded. The fact is, I have been listening. And, for most of my life, this is what I’ve heard from you:

[] I was told that my Christian faith is archaic, outmoded, hypocritical, abusive and oppressive. In the history of the world, Christianity has been a cancer on the collective brain, impairing education, medicine, science and civilization. You would stamp it out completely if you could. Then, to appear generous, you granted that I could have an innocuous version of my faith that is nothing more than a vague inspirational adornment; one that must never influence my actual thinking, worldview, priorities, or choices – and must never be confessed out loud.

[] If God ever existed, you proclaimed that He was dead. And then you made yourself the new god under the guise of education, science, commerce, and enlightenment.

[] You declared that absolute truth did not exist, then made your subjective truth absolute.

[] You praised individuality, even while you required conformity – and openly ridiculed individuals who were not your approved kind of different.

[] You promised freedom without responsibility, pleasure without consequences, affirmation without accomplishment, love without sacrifice.

[] Your artists used every means possible to tear down my values, my faith, and my cherished institutions, replacing them with vapid entertainment, unbridled consumerism, meaningless platitudes, and trendy whims.

[] You told me to imagine no heaven, no possessions, no countries, no religion, and I belatedly realized that you wanted me to imagine the absence of those things because you were slowly taking them away from me. With nothing to die for, there was little to live for. The brotherhood you promised has been a collective of sycophants that agree with you.

[] You praised our nation’s enemies, maligned our heroes, deconstructed our successes, and magnified our failures.

[] You lifted up hedonism, narcissism, self-indulgence, and egotism – and then you seemed bewildered when families and communities have broken down.

[] You created a culture of death and expected me to celebrate the ways you demeaned and disregarded human life.

[] You taught that I am merely part of the evolutionary food chain, a biological widget, with predetermined faults and programming, while also telling me that I can be whatever I wanted to be.

[] You viewed humanity like you do your technology: expendable and disposable. You have traded transcendence for obsolescence.

[] You offered no higher calling, no higher purpose to life, yet demanded the highest levels of allegiance to you.

[] You based “equality” not on our highest potential but on our lowest desires.

[] You gave me agenda-driven platitudes when I needed insight, and bumper-sticker phrases when I needed wisdom.

[] You mocked humility, purity, modesty, respect, good manners, and basic civility – and then acted astonished when we became indifferent or aggressive to others.

[] You weaponized tolerance, equality, diversity, inclusivity, law, and social order – all to create a chaos you believe you can control.

[] You became rigid and unforgiving, eliminating grace, mercy, and forgiveness from your ideology.

[] You promised peace as long as I surrendered.

[] You said you could fix everything if I gave you more power. When you were given more power, you fixed very little and wrecked even more, creating one crisis after another, and insisting on solving each one with the same failed solutions you’d used before.

[] You manipulated the needy and underprivileged to gain yet more votes, then did nothing for those people once you had their support.

[] You made me a victim and victimizer at the same time.

[] You demanded that the many must capitulate to your chosen few.

[] You suppressed discussion and debate with responses like “you’re stupid” and “shuttup.”

[] You lauded your intentions and ignored your ineffectiveness, as if meaning well was the same as doing well.

[] You declared that being male is the same as being a neanderthal; being female is to be a slave to the male, and being anything other than either of those two is noble and beautiful.

[] You promised that women would have equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work. Fifty years later, you have not delivered on that promise. Instead, you encouraged women to act like animals sexually, give their bodies away without love or intimacy, ignore their broken hearts, scarred souls, and blatant objectification. Blame men, you said. And rather than extol the virtues of self-restraint, purity, and abstinence, you handed out condoms, birth control, and abortion-on-demand – with no regard for the tragic consequences. You taught pro-choice, except for the choice to disagree with what your choices have done to them – and to all of us.

[] You said that equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity should be “color-blind.” But then you turned us into adversarial tribes – with no regard for talent, skill, intelligence, virtue, merit, ability, or common humanity – and have made color everything.

[] You said I was on the wrong side of history, and then you tried to eliminate history by poisoning the past.

[] You shame me for acts I did not commit, words I never said, thoughts I never had, and lies I do not believe.

[] You position your convoluted guesswork as infallible science – and say I am ignorant for doubting it.

[] You have made our entire educational system an indoctrination camp while claiming to applaud open mindedness.

[] You insist that we sacrifice now for the fearful possibilities you see in your crystal ball of data and tarot cards of statistics.

[] You make yourself the exception to the rules you require the rest of us to follow.

[] You expect us to reconcile your inconsistencies and accept your aberrations of behavior, though they have defied common sense and acted against human nature. You coerce us to accept your many contradictory proclamations, bow to your irrational worldview, and sit by passively while you attempt to engineer humanity yet again – and again – and again.

[] You continually violate my terms of service.

After all these years of listening, I’ve decided that you have nothing more to say that is worth hearing. I’ve seen little in you, your actions, or the world you’ve created that makes me want to follow you into the dark abyss you call the future. I have better things to do with what little time I may have left.

So, with all due respect, I’ll say only this one last thing to you, the faceless entities that dictate our Culture: YOU’RE STUPID AND I WANT YOU TO SHUTTUP.

(There. I feel much better now.)


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Bits & Bytes

2020: TRUMP WENT HOME LAST NIGHT – Lefties were quick to condemn his doctor-approved drive around the block on Sunday. One guy I saw posted it had been “Irresponsible and disrespectful! But like a typical 4th grader he had to show people what he can do!”

Or maybe, just maybe, he knew it was important to reassure the world that the leader of its most powerful nation was not, in fact, at death’s door. This interpretation is supported by the immediate bump up seen on the stock market.

2020: There were more pro-Trumpers standing vigil outside Walter Reed than attended this Bernie rally for Biden.

COVID-19: In 1932, Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis famously called the states “laboratories of democracy.” Different states can test out different policies, and they can learn from each other.

That fact has given us some important insights into how to deal with future epidemics, because governors responded to the COVID-19 pandemic at different times and in different ways. Some states, such as California, ordered sweeping shutdowns. Others, such as Florida, took a more targeted approach. Still others, such as South Dakota, dispensed information but had no lockdowns at all.

The data is in and it appears lockdowns had little effect on the spread of COVID-19.

Researchers Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe noted: “Data suggest mandatory lockdowns exacted a great cost, with a questionable effect on transmission. … There’s no decisive drop on the dates when lockdowns should have changed the course of the curves. Instead, the curves gradually bend downward for reasons that predate the lockdowns, with no clear changes ten days later.

DEMOCRATS ARE DISGUSTING: [8:53] – The Far-Left is pushing to normalize pedophilia. Minor attraction must NEVER be accepted, because childhood is not a gender and there is no such thing as a consenting child.

KAYLEIGH: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. She doesn’t have any symptoms, but is self-quarantining.

If she weren’t working at the White House, she probably wouldn’t have gotten a test done. From what I’ve heard, the tests are much, much too sensitive, so we’re getting huge numbers of positives when the disease itself is fading away. E.g., about 90% of those who tested positive in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada during July carried barely any traces of the virus.

I saw a nurse on Facebook saying, “If you want to see the coronavirus numbers go down, stop getting tested! If you think you might have it, stay home and take care of yourself the same as you would for any cold. But don’t get tested. You don’t need to know.”

MOVIE RECOMMENDATION: This isn’t light fare by any means. But it’s very, very well done and an important piece of American history.

PERSPECTIVE: Homicide statistics from the FBI. Abortion statistics from Johnston Archives.

PUNKING THE LEFT: Trump drove around the block and the Left suddenly cared about the safety of law enforcement again AND completely derailed their claim that wearing masks protects other people. LOL

ALSO THIS: https://twitter.com/CHIZMAGA/status/1312803317437751296 [:58] LOL

RIOTS: The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) tracks conflict across the globe. They collated tens of thousands of data points about “mostly peaceful protests” in the U.S. between May 26, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020. The stats on the graphics are from their report.

SERVICE:Check out the photo of these 3 congressmen. Jim Baird, Republican from Indiana, lost his left arm in Vietnam. Brian Mast, Republican from Florida, lost both legs in Afghanistan. Dan Crenshaw, Republican from Texas, lost his right eye in Afghanistan. All three of these men are Purple Heart recipients. But how often have you seen them on the evening news? Yet how often have we seen the two Muslim women, and the communist from NY, all blabbering vulgarities and spouting out anti-Israel/anti-American insults? Let’s see appreciation for real service to our nation!” – Sharon Ray (Facebook)

WALK AWAY: Today’s excerpt – “I still don’t know exactly when things changed. I feel like it started when I watched Nancy Pelosi tear up the Presidents speech. I was for the first time ever embarrassed of the Democratic party.

Then there was the impeachment. I drive 1.5 hours to work each way every day and I would listen to CNN the whole ride. I was not only embarrassed but honestly angry at how it seemed the President was being setup. I started secretly listening to Fox News on the way to work and CNN on the way home. …

I woke up one morning (literally) and realized for the first time ever that I had been fooled by the Democrats. … Realizing my previous beliefs were wrong was a really hard pill to swallow. I still can’t believe that it took me so long to see the light. I’m just thankful I did.

I will be voting for Donald Trump. I thank God I saw the light and hope there are more people like me that open their eyes.”

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