Salon.com’s platform for pedophiles (uncovered while investigating Milo’s current drama)

In looking into Salon.com’s past publications on pedophiles, my search has taken me to various sites and articles. Including this article written by Milo Yiannopoulos on Breitbart in 2015 titled “Why The Progressive Left Keeps Sticking Up For Pedophiles.”

Salon.com’s 2015 articles in question: “I’m a pedophile, but not a monster.”

And “I’m a pedophile, you’re the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine.”

Salon.com apparently removed some articles over time, but they wound up archived.

Dr. Drew’s interview with Todd Nickerson, the author of those two Salon.com articles:

Barcroft TV’s coverage of Todd Nickerson in a piece titled “Inside The Life Of A ‘Virtuous’ Paedophile”:

Gavin McInnes and Paul Joseph Watson on Salon’s coverage of Todd Nickerson:

And here’s a random YT vlogger named TrueDilTom’s thoughts on the subject:

The relevant portion of Joe Rogan’s podcast where he had Milo on over a year back:

An article on Medium.com (Oct. 2015) by Reginald Harper on Todd Nickerson’s Salon article and past pro-contact forum posts.

Also perused Mike Cernovich’s thoughts on media platforms attempting to normalize pedophilia. As well as RedState’s piece (Jan. 2016) on the matter. Plus, Steven Crowder and Courtney Kirchoff’s (Sept. 2015) piece titled “No, Salon.com, I Don’t Need to ‘Understand’ the Plight of Pedophiles.”

In January 2015 Todd Nickerson shared a personal story about a young woman he had befriended long ago who wound up committing suicide.

Todd’s friend and fellow pedophile, Gary Gibson, came out with an article in The Sun (Jan. 2017) discussing their Virtuous Pedophile forum and his formation of a non-profit organization intended to “help and support non-offending paedophiles.”

Todd Nickerson last month began posting on youtube the first in a series he titled “To MAP Humanity with Todd Nickerson”:

Ugh. See, and right there he shows himself as being hung up on age of consent laws once again. Which further demonstrates that he doesn’t take seriously the notion that sexual actions taken by adults against children are truly harmful and rightfully criminalized.

Everywhere I look into these folks, dating years in my own research attempts, they always wind up circling back around to justifications. Probably because they are viewed as abominations by most others out in society. What they fail to sufficiently grasp is the very nature of their inclinations are what make them sick and immoral, not only the acts carried out as a result. Even in cases where no victim is directly sexually abused (as in cases where they draw or paint or fictionally write out illustrations of their fantasies), they still pose a threat to the sanity and decency of society as a whole. They try to work around children and, in the least, impart twisted ideas to kids with their body language and words. They argue incessantly online these days for their “rights” to be respected, all while refuting age of consent laws intended to protect the rights of children to remain free of molestation by these perverts. Their “creative” endeavors sow seeds of warped sexuality to those who encounter them. They cloak themselves under the same civil rights banner as has been afforded to gay people, aiming to pretend all belong on the same spectrum and therefore should (legally and morally) be regarded as such.

On the topic of thought crimes, I have mixed feelings here. While it may not be the government’s business in most cases to police what thoughts we share, it most definitely is the business of each of us as individuals. We all do judge one another and decide who we’re willing to affiliate with based on what they share about themselves. This discrimination pedophiles are seeking refuge from will never be fully avoided. The government can’t control the thoughts the rest of us have either, including our bottomless disdain for child-oriented perverts. And we have every right to tell them what we think of them and to opt to avoid them at all costs. That hurts their feelings? Well, tough shit. Such is life. Realistic concern over the consequences arising from child sexual abuse outweighs these people’s desire for acceptance. They won’t ever be accepted by the vast majority of Americans — a fact they have to figure out how to live with. Sounds harsh? Well, what sounds more harsh to me is allowing kids to be rendered vulnerable and accessible by people who apparently cannot help but fantasize about them (going so far, as Todd Nickerson himself described, as needing to step into the bathroom to masturbate because he got so turned on by a 5-year-old girl — whom he also happened to portray as the pursuer, crazy as that is!) and are notoriously untrustworthy when it comes to controlling their compulsions. It sounds harsher to me to place that guy’s supposed rights above those of his potential victims. I care not how much he claims to be celibate or “virtuous” — not when it only takes one lapse of judgment on his part to change another person’s life forever. People don’t simply walk off early sexualization by adults. No, the memory lingers and resurfaces throughout life, and that can and often enough does lead to further complications in our psychological development.

That past societies didn’t yet recognize the threat level perverts pose and take steps to protect children legally in no way justifies a return to lower age of consent laws. Up until 150 years ago slavery was still legally allowable also — should we re-institute that as well? Child labor laws are less than a century old — do they deserve to be scrapped too?

This is an area where I get frustrated with anti-feminists since some of these perverts hide out within their groups and movements and use their platforms to attack any and all ideas put forth by feminists/women in general, including those pertaining to the protection of children and calling attention to the social dangers of early sexualization of youths by adults (particularly in authoritative “grooming” and incestuous situations). Though now we see the latest “wave” of feminists flipping the script and offering up a platform to these perverts themselves! Ugh. It’s like everybody’s lost their damned minds.

So this is how Sodom and Gomorrah came into being, huh? People’s minds got so open that their brains just fell out. No lines drawn anywhere anymore. There is a definite slippery slope when it comes to moral relativism, and some folks love to push these boundaries for the simple sake of doing so. Why? It’s edgy. Rebellious. Counter-cultural. Radical. But then you wind up in the depraved position of realizing nothing is sacred. And that’s where nihilism kicks us over the cliff.

Is this the natural progression of human beings? To build societies and then become so comfortable and technologically sophisticated that we then lose sight of what contains real value and instead wind up destroying ourselves, one another, and everything our predecessors worked hard to construct? In short, are perversions of this sort (along with the movements/organizations that offer arguments in their defense) a sign of flight from reality? Grown men aiming to remain child-like, incapable of maturely relating with grown women or men, seeking refuge in dangerous fantasies where they pretend to themselves that they are forever kids and therefore not a serious danger to real kids, despite possessing an adult’s sexual drive and honing it in on pre-pubescent “love interests.” And we’re supposed to defend that psychological mind-fuck of a scenario and pretend it’s all fine and well so long as we don’t locate evidence that a crime has been committed? We shouldn’t take preemptive measures to protect people from others with twisted psychologies such as this?

Yet another reason for why I refuse to have children. Probably can’t sufficiently protect them, especially nowadays when pedophiles are “coming out of the closet” more and more, so what’s the point? Go ahead and feel sympathy for deranged child enthusiasts and see where it gets us as a society.

Milo and the Freak Show

Not a big fan of Milo Yiannopoulos. Have listened to some of his stuff over time but am learning more about him in the last few weeks due to the riots at UC Berkeley. Then all this went down in recent days. Oy. Was already on the topic of pedophilia due to Andy Warski’s videos on that Omnipolitics16 guy. Then some Deep Web-related YT channel told of that Australian man convicted for creating snuff child porn videos in the Philippines.

Anyway, here’s the Drunken Peasants podcast from back in January 2016: episode #193. Relevant portion begins at approximately 51:26 in:

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About 52:45 in they show a video from somebody who included some footage from Milo’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Pausing 1:05:08 into that DP podcast…okay, I do comprehend the importance of distinguishing between actual PEDOPHILES (people sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children) versus HEBEPHILES who are interested in very young pubescent youths (in the age range of 11-14 generally). That is a noteworthy distinction because the two involve differing psychologies. That does matter. Because the Law does not make this distinction in its wording, the public is being misled. I do understand that and have openly discussed this since back in my undergrad criminal justice curriculum. But I also grasp that so far as legal purposes go, the lines drawn must be pretty damn clear in order to enforce them effectively. Hence why we have age of consent laws and yet there is leeway granted for youths only a few years apart in age, dependent on the state in question. AND the authority of the adult party in question. A priest or a teacher are in a special classification precisely because of their sway and influence over youths as well as the community-at-large. So they do deserve to be more heavily scrutinized due to the authority their positions grant them. Same with law officers.

Now, I’ve viewed several videos on this ordeal and read and watched Milo’s recent responses on the matter. Posted up his resignation from Breitbart speech. Watched Styxhexenhammer666’s first (now removed), second and third videos covering this topic. Watched Milo’s recent Bill Maher appearance. Read an article about Bill Maher basically defending the same thing back in 2007 and before. And am generally not a stranger to the controversy over age of consent laws and specific cases where victims claim they weren’t harmed, etc.

But I have to say that people who are sexualized young wind up seeming to mature sexually earlier. That’s apparently a byproduct OF early sexualization of youths. I understand it from my own perspective and upbringing, as well as through taking in so many, many stories from others over the course of my life thus far. Any defense of that shit does get me prickling with aggravation precisely because I do comprehend this complex situation personally and the mixed emotions that can and often do arise from it. And it does differ between hebephilia and pedophilia — that is true. But people who are sexualized explicitly when they are very young and pre-pubescent, it tends to incline them toward greater promiscuity once they do hit puberty. And though they are inclined this way, it doesn’t mean they are emotionally mature enough to handle the potential consequences. Sometimes that promiscuity continues on well into our 20s or 30s before we even seriously start grappling with its origins and its impact on our lives. All is not a bed of roses there. Many regrets are common for such terrain.

This is where I get to thinking a much more nuanced discussion on these matters certainly is warranted. But one of the problems that arises there is our own biases and sorting out how much of our opinions evolved out of a drive toward self-protection and/or “owning” our experiences. Though we may be made “stronger” as a result of what we’ve been subjected to, we also tend to get a bit mentally fucked up. Let’s be honest here. So our own relation of experiences on this topic can very easily be skewed if we developed close bonds with the persons we were sexualized by. Our loyalties wind up screwed up as a result, hence why our boundaries tend to become so loose and permeable. We don’t wish to live as “victims,” yet we can also do a disservice to others by downplaying such matters and trivializing them. So sometimes our contributions to such conversations wind up doing more harm than good since we’re coming from a place where that seemed normal to us, at least at the time. Or we had no basis for comparison to anything else. Even now, as grown adults, we can’t erase that early programming (which is essentially what it is). It’s a part of what all has constructed us into who we are now. In short, we cannot help but be biased there. It’s sown into us.

I’ll be honest. Milo creeped me out at times as well. Kinda like how Justicar did also, before he too came out with claims that at age 9 he felt sexually mature enough to consent to sexual acts with a man in his 20s. That was very disturbing to read (hence why I screen-captured it and posted it elsewhere on this blog back in 2015 — Justicar has since deleted the relevant videos). Sickens and saddens me to read that sort of thing because it definitely does serve as justification to pedophiles and hebephiles interested in pursuing young individuals, whether the one who experienced the early sexualization is aware of that or intends it or not. That really does matter here. It’s not all about the particular victim in question and their own thoughts on the subject; it’s also about the ramifications of sharing such thoughts openly and widely and allowing them to further entice those who are inclined that way. As omnipolitics16 demonstrated himself, these people tend to be on the lookout for anything and everything that supports their attempts to justify their actions against children. They want to believe it’s not so bad for them, that kids aren’t horribly harmed in many cases, that psychological injuries aren’t a direct consequence of their sexual activities with immature minors. They want to believe the pleasure they may experience in the moment trumps the potential for long-term pain.

Each individual child likes to think they know what they are doing. They see no problem with staying up super late despite it leaving them tired the next day at school. They would eat whatever they fancy if restrictions weren’t imposed upon them by external authorities. And they will harm themselves unintentionally in countless different ways if not provided proper and healthful guidance from others who genuinely care about their individual well-being.

There are lots of wolves out here in the world, let’s face it. Lots of selfish opportunists who will take advantage where they think they may be able to get away with it. Children are especially vulnerable in this regard, and that includes young teens who are in the process of budding into adulthood. We don’t yet know at that age what the wisest decision might be, what the long-term consequences may prove to be, how momentary slips can haunt a person literally for years. We had no way of understanding all of that back then. But that consideration never stops those who are out in pursuit for their own jollies. They may have been harmed themselves when young and therefore have fetishized what they themselves were subjected to (or whatever else their sexual compulsiveness drove them toward exploring). The effects spread out and can impact generations of people. This is certainly no small concern when countless people’s psychological well-being is at stake. Pain pays forward, in one way, shape, or form.

I also find it interesting how many homosexuals I’ve personally met who were sexualized early on as kids, whether in an outright abusive fashion or through grooming by older individuals they trusted at the time. Began noting that back in my teen years and have only uncovered more evidence of this trend ever since. Should look into what research studies might exist on the subject.

Anyway, today I listened to Styx’s update on Milo’s situation:

I find it very interesting what he said there about how the political Left isn’t so much in favor of NAMBLA types as it is in trying to justify Islam and its Sharia Law. Hmmm. I can see that, but I also see where both wind up justified regardless. It’s a disturbing trend either way.

Recently heard about what Salon magazine put out in the past. Rarely read that rag anymore. Gonna look more deeply into what Salon published in a new post.

“CATCHING A MONSTER – THE MANHUNT FOR PEDOPHILE PETER GERARD SCULLY”

Sometimes humanity sickens me. Gotta remember though that thankfully not all give themselves to the dark side so fully.

“Cis White Male — Parody Song” (by Teatac) / plus further thoughts on pedo Omnipolitics16

Good parody! Wanted to note that along the way in my travels this evening online. Messed up as it might be to use that as my intro on this topic. Still was a quality parody, IMO.

Happened to stumble across that channel tonight while attempting to look into that self-described pedophile omnipolitics16. Andy and Chris Warski held a Google hangout with him on Saturday, which was interesting. Previously watched another video by andywarski on this pedo, and that prompted me to watch several videos on the guy’s channel as well so as to seek out more info. Created a video Saturday night about it, for better or worse. Frickin’ sickened by this type of shit. Hurts the soul to even know about it going on and the thought process behind it. Seeking justification for why sex with a 7-year-old is somehow all right. Fuckin’ horrible as well as incredibly stupid.

The joker has been pulling down his YT videos on his omni channel this evening. But it appears plenty of others have already downloaded his content so as to make their own response videos. Good on them. Meaning his videos have been preserved despite his attempts to remove them in recent hours from further public viewing. But he promises more content is coming soon, which I’m sure it’s bound to be equally unsettling. Deeply introspective and self-aware he is not.

Perused about a couple hours of the guy’s content directly before he marked so much of it private. Is he the worst sicko I’ve ever encountered? Likely not. But he’s what I happen to have come across a few days ago. Unfortunately. Was having a relatively decent week before that strolled across my radar.

Have personally had a problem with pedophiles (and hebephiles, though to a somewhat slightly lesser extent) since way back when. Can’t tolerate the shit. Won’t. Simply not conducive to a civilized and functional society because it fucks innocent people up psychologically. Screws their minds at tender ages in completely unnecessary ways. Cannot tolerate any aspect of that shit. Can barely accept the notion of chimos who don’t actually offend against minors (however their perverted asses manage that) speaking from their own unique perspectives. Because they too are members of society, as I am frequently reminded. Okay, fine. So say you all. Fuck it. But when they start openly advocating for and aiming to justify pedophilia (and here I am using the strict definition in regards to pre-pubescent children), they’ve stepped past a line with me. Nope. Cannot go for that. I suppose you can speak and share your views in the public square as you so desire, but do not be surprised if law enforcement starts taking an interest in you as a result. As they rightly should in such an instance.

Now, I grasp that may sounds like running them underground when stating it so plainly. Honey, most of them are underground already. Difficult as hell typically to pin down and successfully charge such sons of bitches. When one is stupid and naive enough to wander onto the internet and declare his ambitions and desires out loud and with his face shown, well, then he gets whatever he gets. Same holds true for those who get caught in the act. My sympathy for humanity dries up at some point.

The guy even claims in videos that he himself was never sexually molested or raped as a child. So what he’s describing in his videos demonstrates a total lack of empathy for potential victims. He himself claims to be aiming to refrain from sexualizing kids, which is good if that’s to be believed. Doesn’t seem too interested in seeking psychological help on the matter though. Much more focused on reaching for rationales instead.

Yeah, he’s young himself, and that’s what makes it especially troubling. The guy is obviously messed up in the head, for whatever reasons. Do I feel an ounce of pity for him? Of course I do. But goddamn. One has to draw the line somewhere. And this is where I draw mine. Period.

The guy deserves to be looked into, in the least, that much I believe firmly. And preferably by law enforcement officials.

The misnomer of “people of color” / Hispanics lumped in with Muslim migrants during protests

Still thinking on those articles I read last night from the local newspaper about the protest staged downtown over immigration issues. What I find particularly uncomfortable in all of that, though I may have stated it in last night’s post on here already, is how the situation is being framed publicly as pertaining mostly to Hispanic immigrants yet Muslim immigrants wind up quietly included in the discussion as well. That gives me pause since these ethnic groups are not one and the same, not by a long shot. Because both happen to be minorities in terms of population here, and also because both groups possess skin tones containing a bit more melanin than commonly found among those of Irish or Scottish descent, still DOES NOT automatically equate with them deserving to be lumped in the same classification. Yes, both groups contain migrants, illegal or otherwise, and that’s where the similarities end. Their religions drastically differ, as do their lifestyles and general work ethics (from what evidence shows). As does their potential to become true allies with Western citizens.

This has me a bit unnerved honestly. That Muslim immigrants were slid into these conversations under the common banner of “people of color” without any hesitation or discussion on the differences in threat levels pertaining to members among these varied demographics is unsettling. To be pressured to become a “sanctuary” state essentially for Hispanic persons is one thing (and even there we need to consider the different national origins included under the banner of Hispanic since obviously not all are Mexican natives — Colombian concerns being a separate line of inquiry there), but to have that extended to far-flung “refugees” from Middle Eastern and African nations strikes me as too broad of an initiative. Hispanics quite often are Catholics and therefore compatible with Judeo-Christian ethics common to the West. Muslim Arabs and Africans obviously are not and instead aim to implement their Sharia Law wherever they settle (seeing as how they do not seem capable or willing to separate law and order from their religious convictions). The latter express little to no interest in assimilating in the cultures they migrate into and yet seem keenly interested in propagating their native religious edicts wherever they roam even in blatant defiance of the laws of Western nations. This creates an incompatible conundrum.

It strikes me as unfair that all so-called “people of color” be categorized as one when it is so undeniably clear how much these ethnic groups do differ. And I am concerned that Hispanic people will wind up tarred and feathered (so to speak) right along with the Muslim factions hidden within these movements and protests because they will appear to be apologists on their behalf. Yet plenty (if not most) of these Hispanic persons themselves would prove incompatible with Muslim migrants and their ambitions once they better understand them. It looks to me like SJWs are combining these varied groups to push their own political objectives without taking into serious consideration how this will impact the very ethnic groups they claim to be trying to protect the interests of. In the case of Hispanics, the language barrier prevents some of those migrants from thoroughly comprehending the ways in which they are being used to suit others’ political causes.

Each ethnic group would be better served by remaining separate and distinct and focusing on the issues specific to their own group. Because otherwise they’ll just wind up being dragged into political battles that don’t directly pertain to them and that might tarnish their image in the eyes of the public when it’s completely unnecessary and of no benefit to them. Let the Muslim migrants fend for themselves on the public stage rather than sneaking them in under the cloak of “people of color” that are in actuality predominantly Hispanic protests. Muddies the water to do otherwise, and it will only further complicate Hispanic people’s dilemma. Especially once more of them awaken to the realization of who they’ve been assigned as bed-fellows through these nonprofit organizations claiming to be doing their bidding.

It’s an uncomfortable situation brewing currently. I won’t pretend I’m not a bit irritated with my former volunteer organization and the role it’s playing in muddling these matters. Well-intended as I don’t doubt they are. Still. This, to me, is just further evidence of how political ambitions can cloud one’s judgment and wind up making a bigger mess, especially for the people they primarily set out to help in the first place. Mexicans and other Hispanics need not be lumped in with Muslim migrants and doing so will very likely cause them greater problems on down the road. But I suppose they get to learn that the hard way. Won’t claim skin off the backs of employees within such nonprofit organizations since they are already legal citizens without a dog of their own directly in this fight, despite all their hand-wringing and virtue-signaling. It won’t be them who potentially face deportation, and it won’t be their livelihoods that wind up jeopardized in the end. They’ll just move on to another social justice issue and try to find a way to become relevant there. And on and on it goes.

The concern I personally extend toward the Hispanic community isn’t equal to that which I extend to the Muslim community. And I doubt I am alone in feeling this way. So combining these disparate groups together under one umbrella will likely only serve to hinder the objectives of Hispanics wishing to continue residing within the U.S. And I can’t see how that’s fair to them.

Back to music in mid-February 2017 (plus thoughts for the evening)

Had a nice evening. My former stopped over for dinner (the first time in many months since he’s been over here) and to spend time with the kitty. She adores him. They have their own little games they play that I just can’t recreate for her in as exciting of a manner. Tonight I decided to try my hand at a recipe I haven’t attempted in probably 5 years now: Chicken Pot Pie Stew. It comes together in a crockpot cooked on low for about 5 hours. Into it went two skinless/boneless chicken breasts, 1 can of cream of chicken, 1 can of cream of potato, 1 bag of mixed frozen vegetables, a small bag of tiny potatoes cut into halves, seasoning salts, fresh-pressed garlic, nearly 2 cups of milk, onion powder (should’ve added more of that), salt and pepper — served with biscuits on the side (went with Immaculate Baking Co.’s organic flaky biscuits since they are tasty and so much easier than attempting to make homemade biscuits — will leave that to my Grandma, great as hers always are). Turned out well enough. Not fabulous but pretty darn good. Easy meal for a winter night (though it doesn’t feel like winter here lately, crazily enough for this month when we’d normally be knee-deep in snow).

Headed back to his place for a few brews while watching the show Cops. Heh  Yeah, we’re super-cool like that. cool  Chatted about memories from Memphis and New Orleans trips and he reminisced about his run-ins with local cops back in the day (nearly two decades ago). Casual Friday night chit-chat before he headed to bed to rest up after a long, hard work-week. And now I am back home with a few tunes on the brain, per my norm.

One that keeps running through my mind this week is Moby’s “One of These Mornings”:

Beautiful song. Comes back across my radar from time to time.

While over at his place I did read a couple articles in last week’s newspaper, and come to find out the two main stories on the front page both relate with a woman I used to volunteer alongside in that Quaker peace-community organization years back. She’s a Hispanic woman from a South American country (if memory serves me right) who offers counsel to other local Hispanics (who make up our largest minority in this city and state). There’s local talk about trying to turn our public schools into “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrant students. These are K-12 schools, not colleges as I’ve heard about in states like California. But one article stated that the agreement they arrived at does not block school officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials if ever contacted by them, though they have yet to ever be contacted by ICE officials, the article reported. So it appears to mostly be a symbolic gesture in that regard, which I don’t have a major problem with so long as it’s not taken too far beyond that. I’m cool with the Hispanic residents we have around here and have never had trouble of any sort with any of them. Seem like fine people to me. Many of them work very hard and aim to stay out of criminal mischief, so that’s good. BUT problems do arise when it comes to the question of receiving government aid and whatnot — it’s a matter that will have to be reckoned with and sorted out as time goes on. Just so that it can be resolved and handled in an effective manner, hopefully.

Anyway, there was a fairly large protest staged downtown recently, come to find out, where reportedly hundreds of migrant Hispanics and Muslims and their allies showed up trying to press for more “sanctuary” measures in this state. Heard about it the other day but rarely go downtown and so didn’t see the protest myself. This woman I used to volunteer alongside with is proving to be a focal point in these stories because she provides legal and social aid to Hispanic immigrants, some of whom she claims are receiving more discrimination “over the last 9 months” (to quote from the article) than ever before in this city. Hard to imagine since I’ve never heard anyone here locally express anything but respect toward our Hispanic residents (and people do seem to love to tell me their racial grievances behind closed doors). Have heard some grumbling about some of the Muslims here, but that’s obviously a separate matter since they belong to completely separate cultures and religions. The concerns she relayed didn’t sound terrible. No beatings or attacks. Claims of some bullying in schools, whatever that might amount to. We’re a relatively crime-free area, particularly on this side of town, and so I’m imagining some classmates probably said some rude stuff to one another over the Trump election. As is to be expected among youths. We weren’t any nicer toward one another in the ’80s or ’90s, I promise you that much.

Still, I can see where she’s aiming to make her organization and her position within it seem more relevant in light of current mainstream media hysteria. Not that she seemed to have many local stories to work with or at least didn’t describe specific cases where we might become alarmed. All this pushing for “sanctuary” protection from the federal government is kinda odd though. Our state has been good about taking in refugees in the past, and we’re overall a pretty dang friendly community. Lots of caring people around who aren’t squalling to have people deported — quite the contrary. Myself included, when it comes to law-abiding Hispanics in particular. So when she says that some of her people don’t feel as safe here anymore, I’m wondering how much of that has to do with their perceptions changing due to current events in the news. Because locally we seem to be very abiding and helpful and not looking to sabotage these folks’ interests for nefarious reasons. Probably couldn’t ask for a better community than the one we’ve stumbled upon here. I know my gratitude has been growing since relocating to this area a little over a decade back. Good economy, plenty of job opportunities, friendly residents for the most part, low crime rate (compared to plenty of other big cities), greater respect for social freedom (in terms of choice of religion, political views and sexual orientation, especially compared to small towns in the Deep South), good quality utility companies and road crews and the like, etc. PLUS the cops and city councilpersons interviewed in the articles expressed care about hearing from their ethnic communities and stated they shouldn’t be afraid to report crimes regardless of their immigration status. This is probably the best a lot of us out here can hope for, so why people keep complaining over every little thing they can find to niggle about (on the front page of the local newspaper, no less) remains a bit of a mystery to me. Not saying that in anger, just in earnest.

Sometimes we’re better off counting our blessings. For they too might be gone one day…

Returning to music. Ground Up’s “People”:

Footage there was from my last South-bound trek back in 2016. Probably already posted that song on here before, but it’s still playing regularly in my car.

A song I have yet to entirely tire of, Red Rider’s “Lunatic Fringe”:

Lunatic fringe
In the twilight’s last gleaming
This is open season
But you won’t get too far
Cause you gotta blame someone
For your own confusion
We’re on guard this time
(On guard this time)
Against your final solution …

We all contain gremlins. Bad ideas, bad inclinations. Troublesome desires at times. Rage and wrath. Comes with the territory of being human. Good to ponder on that during calm moments too.

“Lord Have Mercy On Me” by Junior Kimbrough:

Another playing regularly in my car in recent months. Never tire of that one in particular. A prayer in a song.

“Burnin’ Sky” by Bad Company:

That one plays in my car regularly too.

Another personal favorite, “Ride With Yourself” by Rhino Bucket:

Footage there shown from my 2013 South-bound trek.

Another good one, “It Keeps You Runnin'” by The Doobie Brothers:

“Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil:

Very pretty song. Solemn and humbling. Like a prayer unto itself.

“Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve:

Loved that one since it came out in the late ’90s. Never tire of it.

I can’t change my mold. No, no no …

Have you ever been down? …

Another I rarely tire of, “Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles” by Captain Beefheart:

Far as I can see she loves me …

I can’t see what she sees in a man like me, but she says she loves me …

Hmmm…

“Mea Culpa” by Enigma:

Sometimes we prove to be the “bad guys” in other people’s lives, whether we set out to do so intentionally or not. Stupid decisions can leave marks for many years, come to find out. Doesn’t require an external authority to teach one this lesson either. And sometimes our pain winds up being our best teacher. Hard lessons learned can prove to be a godsend.

Had a lively discussion tonight with a Nigerian man

Struck up conversation tonight with a native Nigerian man whom I spoke with on one previous occasion. Very nice man. Very kind and accommodating. Last time we talked he showed me a slideshow of his children and their “family house” back in Nigeria. His children are doing well, as are all of his direct relatives. This time I decided to question more deeply into his native culture and legal immigration into the U.S.

Love that guy. What a sweetheart! Such a nice human being. Our conversation wandered onto differences between Nigerian educational expectations and typical American black expectations on to cultural differences that he’s learning to adjust to, etc. Now that’s an immigrant who has his shit together and who’s helping his kids to become the best they can be in the U.S. I am seriously impressed. He’s a working man of obviously modest means or he wouldn’t be hanging out in that bar and interacting so much with the neighborhood locals, all of whom seem to appreciate him. The only damper on the evening was the (white middle-aged male) bartender approaching me while Gus was away to say that our conversation might potentially encourage others to join in and cause a ruckus, which never occurred. We both remained perfectly respectful toward one another and had a very engaging and interesting conversation that no one else attempted to butt in on. I personally gained a great deal from our interactions tonight and am grateful that Gus was so open and willing to share his opinions with me. So no problems for the bartender to worry about ever arose.

He educated me this evening in greater depth about his native country and the riffs occurring there. I asked about the Boko Haram debacle and he provided his honest understanding on the matter, which is (by my paraphrasing) that it’s totally fucked up and the northern Muslims keep attempting to enslave and mistreat the southern Nigerian Christians.  Was interesting to hear about it firsthand from a man who visits the region frequently and yet has learned to assimilate into the U.S. culture overall.

I explained to him my own background., so far as I’m knowledgeable about it. And we discussed how arranged marriages tend to be the norm where he comes from.

Very lively and interesting guy. Glad to have met him. He requested my number so as to notify him when I’m back at that particular bar for future conversations on such matters. Told him upon leaving that I’d like to hear next time his opinion about the Black Lives Matter movement, to which he chuckled. Surely he’ll give it a bit of thought before our next interaction.

Wish I could spell out all we talked about tonight but it’s nuanced and the night is growing dim on me now. Will just say that he’s an excellent example of a migrant to the U.S. who has heart and concern and who works hard toward helping his (now college-age) children to prosper. And that’s what I love to see. That’s what America is supposed to be about, in a nutshell. Not immigrants coming here who don’t give a damn and who openly state detestation of our country and its laws.

Anyway, in short, Gus is a great dude and I’m grateful to have run into him again tonight.

“Mass RAPE in Cologne Germany : Refugees STILL Welcome!”

Hey Feminists! In case you haven’t figured it out by now, here’s your actual “rape culture.”

Frickin’ makes me sick every time I read or listen to news about what’s been happening in Germany under that lunatic Angela Merkel. I cannot understand why their citizens continue to tolerate all that. Why hasn’t that woman been removed from office along with whatever cronies aided and abetted her policies?

Then we look to Sweden and the UK and it’s further depressing. Nothing good is coming from this mass immigration of so-called “refugees.” And I am not convinced those in power ever intended this move to have a positive impact on the native citizenry. How could they? The values fundamentally differ, and so many of those immigrants express absolutely no desire to assimilate into their host countries’ cultures. So fuck ’em. Leave them wherever you found them. Comes a point where it’s not our problem. They lack respect completely, so that’s on them. They’ll threaten to radicalize but so far as I can tell they will likely do that regardless, or at least will generally sympathize with others who do so. And that’s horseshit. So fuck ’em. Let them fight for their freedoms and beliefs in their own native countries outside of the West. They don’t want or deserve help, not when they keep acting like that and carrying out violence against the host country’s population.

For the love of God, please don’t bring any more of that bullshit to the U.S. We have enough problems of our own domestically without needing to be vigilantly on the lookout for criminal Muslims lacking all respect for our culture and civilization!

Seriously, FUCK THEM. And fuck the brain-dead feminists who continue to argue on their behalf and bully others into importing them here and elsewhere. If these feminists actually gave a damn about “rape culture” they wouldn’t be doing this! But they don’t care about us. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT OTHER WOMEN’S SAFETY! They only care about their stupid fucking political ideology! Period.

Sad but seriously true.