“Soros Hacked, A New Major Leak: How We Should Respond to Cultural Malaise”

By Styxhexenhammer666.

Dan Carlin on The Rubin Report

“Dan Carlin is a Political Martian (Pt. 1)”:

“Dan Carlin on Trump, the Military, and Foreign Policy (Pt. 2)”:

“Dan Carlin on Hardcore History, and What Liberty Means (Pt. 3)”:

Further exploration of Milo’s controversy

After seguing over to the topic of pedophiles Milo had spoken out about in the past, let’s return to his own current case.

Once again, here is the relevant portion of Milo’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast (excerpted from episode #702).

I can understand why it comes across as if Milo is making excuses for those who took advantage of him as a young teenager, particularly the “priest” in question (I put quotations there because I hear Milo has since waffled on whether or not that’s truthful). But I can also understand how such life experiences can skew one’s perception. He’s not the first to approach the topic of his past in this manner and won’t be the last. I’ve at times done so as well when it came to my own sexual experiences with adults as a young teen, though I’m prone to oscillate back and forth over the years since. Creates a lot of mixed emotions inside a person, which then can lead to drinking excessively and drugs and promiscuity, as Milo himself acknowledged.

On a side-note, this topic also harks back to MRA/pro-MGTOW vlogger Karen Straughan’s mention of being sexualized by an adult at age 14 and how she too didn’t feel like a victim as a result.

Causes a person to question whether the perspective of adults impacted as youths by such life experiences are capable of being impartial enough in order to be taken seriously in these discussions. On one hand, they possess direct, first-hand experience with the event and subsequent consequences that may have arisen. On the other hand, they’re biased by the event itself since it likely played a not insignificant role in shaping their psychological development from thereon. Meaning such events become normalized in the minds of the young individuals in question as a consequence of having to directly deal with them and then find ways to cope with their memories. There is a moral component to all of this that isn’t mentioned often where the youth in question has to wrestle with his or her sexual and social identity as a result of seeing themselves relegated to that role in the relationship with the adult early on. Speaking as a female, I recall wrestling immensely with the notion of being a “whore” at age 14 due partly to my experiences as well as others’ feedback on the subject. And those questions loom over me, even now in my mid-30s. Can’t pretend being assigned to that “camp” early on had no impact on future life choices from there on out or how I might have chosen to unfold my life as I did in the absence of such early sexualization experiences. Will never fully know, and by now it almost doesn’t matter since what’s done was done long ago and can never be undone.

But it does lead to the curious question of who we might’ve all been had the chips fallen in another direction…  And we’ll never know.

Resuming viewing Stefan Molyneux’s video on Milo’s current controversy:

That was a very fair assessment, IMO. I think Stefan is right about naming names of these Hollywood celebrities who threw parties where they essentially drugged and raped young boys/very young teens. When I listened to that portion of Milo’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast I was surprised Joe didn’t flip out on him. Why provide cover for these predatory persons? And as Stefan pointed out, we are judged by the company we keep. That was the company that Milo, for whatever reason(s), chose to gravitate toward in his 20s. Wasn’t a kid anymore — yet still chose to partake in partying on multiple occasions with people who treated “very young boys” that way. Why? What excuse possibly exists for doing that, and then to choose to remain silent on who these people were? That sounds like the opposite of anyone I’d personally care to call my ally. That right there tore it for me. That and protecting the name of the priest who, for all we know, is out there continuing to molest and teach oral sex techniques to other 13-year-old boys. That’s not okay. Simply not acceptable. What excuse could ever possibly make it okay in this day and age?

This is what I mean in saying that those who undergo such life experiences early on wind up with skewed perceptions that follow them into adulthood. When a person is subjected to such treatment at the onset of their budding puberty, it tends to alter their psychological development on that plane. It was normalized by Milo enough to where it apparently wasn’t shocking or tremendously worrisome when he witnessed similar treatment carried out against other young boys years later. Not unsettling enough for him to call the police or to try to offer aid to those young boys or even for Milo to cease attending those parties in question. Just wasn’t, as he demonstrated by his own account. That serves as proof positive that Milo’s obviously deeply impacted and biased as a result of what all he was subjected to early on, which then can’t help but taint future arguments he puts forth.

I’m not aiming to be mean here. Didn’t have much of an opinion one way or another on Milo prior to this latest controversy. But knowingly partying with grown men who are sexually using and abusing underage boys strikes me as pretty damn fucked up. I can’t get around that. Even after reading about the pedophiles Milo called attention to through his journalistic work. Still.

Joe Rogan and Gavin McInnes on Milo Yiannopoulos Controversy:

Have now also listened to a couple videos from reporter Lee Stranahan on his YT channel. Don’t know that man and am not sure if I’ve ever read any of his articles, seeing as how I’m not very acquainted with Breitbart News. Took in his perspective as Milo’s colleague.

Another video by someone named TheOneTrueLib. Randomly came across his clip tonight on the subject:

Listened to Milo’s words repeated several times now, and I will say this definitively: MILO IS NOT DEFENDING PEDOPHILIA IN THESE VIDEO CLIPS. HE IS, HOWEVER, DEFENDING HEBEPHILIA (at least so far as his own personal experience goes, according to his own word choices). Let us use these terms in their proper sense. This distinction does matter. Pedophilia is arguably much more destructive and harmful than hebephilia, though I certainly don’t consider hebephilia to be fine and dandy either. Hebephilia defined: a sexual attraction to minors ranging in ages 11-14 approximately. Basically very early pubescence. Many of us would argue that’s totally not okay either for adults to pursue, absolutely, but it does differ qualitatively in regards to puberty. That does matter since we’re discussing sexual acts here. Still not cool for adults to sexually mess with 11-14-year-olds, in my firm opinion, so that’s crystal clear on the record. But not quite on the same level of perversion as raping a baby or toddler. Can we at least acknowledge that as true? Different quality of fucked-up-edness, is it not? Requires a special sort of sexual psychology to pursue sex with an infant or toddler or any other pre-pubescent child. Not identical to the sexual psychology in play for those interested in pursuing pubescent youths. Different degrees of warping in the mind.

Pubescent youths are undergoing the process of budding and transforming into full-fledged, highly autonomous sexual beings. That qualitatively contrasts with the pre-pubescent child, though we obviously acknowledge growth and development flows along a continuum. Puberty is a majorly important transition zone though. And it quite obviously doesn’t unfold overnight. It’s a lengthy process. Hence why we as a society also feel it necessary to protect early pubescence from adult sexualization as well. Makes sense. Evidence points to us being better off drawing the line around 15-16 when it comes to more than a 5-year age difference, with it being ethically (if not criminally) prohibited for teenagers to engage in sexual relations with teachers, priests/pastors and other authority figures. That’s where a lot of us out here choose to draw the line, whatever term we think we need to apply to it.

But, honestly, equating it all with pedophilia is truly a misnomer and does distort the conversation for those who do think the nuances to be highly relevant. Both pedophilia and hebephilia deserve to remain punishable by laws, in my firm opinion. No good reason for grown adults to be sexually messing with youths that young. Doesn’t tend to work out well for both parties involved in the end, especially the youngest. Can be seriously damaging and destructive. And I’m probably preaching to a large choir in stating that. Perhaps including Milo to whatever extent he agrees. This is why age of consent laws matter. Early sexualization appears to be messing a bunch of people up. Experienced some of his shit in my family as well. We’re being impacted directly and indirectly by all this perverted nonsense going on. Doesn’t look to be helping us in any justifiable way as individuals or as a people. And many of us didn’t need academic studies or claims on the matter to originally figure that out. Too often it’s a mind-fuck, regardless of how we might try to rationalize it. This seems so evidently clear all around us in society that I feel like I’m beating a dead horse to keep belaboring the point.

Is this not obvious by now to most Westerners? Very likely it is. Let’s take that as granted. Yet don’t most of us also distinguish, to whatever degree(s), between sexual actions perpetrated against young children versus young teens versus young adults? Quite obviously different degrees of sexual (and emotional/psychological/experiential) readiness, so we understand a line must be drawn somewhere and that it must be clear and concise enough that laws are capable of enforcing it. Maturity outliers (however they are to be determined) do not get to decide legislation on the matter, because they do not represent the norm in this case. Not like it’d likely prove unhealthy for youths seeking promiscuous kicks be denied access to adults, referencing Milo’s opinion expressed on the matter. And I don’t doubt Milo might himself agree with that if he seriously took time to ponder and reflect back. Might’ve been better off had the sexualization by adults not occurred until he was at least 16 and not come by way of a priest at all. Hot or not.

I’m speculating, yes. In ways it’s none of our business, but it became our business when it entered the public square. Became a topic of discussion, uncomfortable as it kinda makes me to be looking into this eccentric gay guy I knew little about prior to a few weeks ago. Heard his name bandied about and watched a few clips, but now here we are dissecting his past sex life and comments on the topic. BUT, he did bring it up. We all wouldn’t know had he not. And I understand that drive to live out loud, to say what’s on our minds, sometimes flippantly depending on the context of the situation. I’m guilty of that plenty myself, won’t pretend otherwise. But what goes on the internet stays on the internet. Much of a bummer as that turns out to be at times. We’re all growing and maturing and unfolding our potential to whatever degrees. Life is a process. In our 30s we still can’t claim to have it all figured out. So much remains a mystery. (Sometimes more and more so over time, since the more we learn, the more we realize how much we can’t be certain about.) Even when we’re introspective and actively seeking out knowledge, we’re still limited by time and experiences insofar as what we’re capable of comprehending (and to what meaningful extent). Intelligence helps, but it’s not the end all/be all. Acquiring wisdom takes time. Comes at the cost of a number of failures, often enough. We live and we learn. Not a damn one of us has it all reckoned with to where we fully know what the hell we’re doing. Lots of good actors out here in the world, that much is undeniable.

Is this turning out to be somewhat of a defense offered on Milo’s behalf? Maybe. Offering it up on all of our behalves though. Because we are all stupid and misguided and have made some morally reprehensible choices (to whatever degrees). Sometimes people go beyond the point of social redemption — that can happen. Pedophiles do just that, in my firm opinion. Milo hasn’t done that in regards to what he’s said, IMHO. He has turned a lot of us off and made us seriously uncomfortable with his expressed viewpoint though. And that may likely impact his popularity (at least among thoughtful conservatives and libertarian-leaning individuals), as perhaps it should. Content matters when you’re a public figure. What you say and do gets scrutinized. Who you are matters in all walks of life. Our morals are what check the beastly aspects of our character. Milo happened to be more public than most and stated some things about himself that quite frankly creeped a good number of us out. Looks to me like he has a lot of self-reckoning to do. Just gotta work through it somehow. No clear and easy answer on how to do that though. He hit a moral wall, as to be expected. I, for one, am glad that wall does exist (much as it too might deserve to be challenged at times). Glad so many out here aren’t complete and total nihilistic moral relativists. Heartening to be reminded of that, even if Milo’s expressed views wound up being the most recent proving ground.

Part of me does feel sympathy for him, relating so far as I can based on my own history. Not sure what advice is of real value right about now other than that being humbled isn’t such a bad thing. Sometimes it’s our greatest teacher. Speaking from some experience on this, though admittedly still personally struggling with the matter. Wanting to get morally upright to a greater degree and actually doing so obviously aren’t one and the same. How we’re conditioned early on can construct a bunch of hurdles we have to then figure out how to surmount. Even when we’re winning the race in some particular area(s), those dark spots/shadows tend to wind up jeopardizing us eventually if we don’t effectively reckon with them. And I think that’s what we very publicly witnessed here. Strikes me as a bit of a tragedy actually, just to know a man not too much younger than myself is having to learn these lessons without the blessed sanctity of privacy while being forced to confront and hopefully sort it out for himself. Another reason why fame holds no appeal to me. Hard enough to grow up without the spotlights on you. In that respect, I wish him the best in coping and managing his life from here on out. Perhaps (hopefully) this recent “implosion” will ultimately prove valuable in his process. Implosions happen. And they can prove very necessary and long term in our best interest. Hard as it is to see that when it first hits though.

I don’t wish that man harm or hate. Do wish he’d figure out a way to open up about the sex parties he supposedly witnessed in his 20s. And about the “priest” as well if he’s still working with young teenagers. Sucks when assholes get let off the hook for doing depraved shit. Pain tends to pay forward. Helpful to always keep that in mind.

Hard Bastard’s take on the situation:

Leaving off on Millennial Woes’ video titled “Interdegenerational Milo”:

“Tough love” can sting… MW’s expressed views strike me as valuable in this discussion as well.

It goes without saying that Milo has a lot to further sort out for himself. So I’m just gonna leave him to that and move on.

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.

“Why Political Correctness Must End | Milo Yiannopoulos and Stefan Molyneux”

“Are Sane Liberals Centrists Now? Political Identity, Media Literacy, And The War Against The Left” (plus my thoughts)

Appreciated that video by the Hard Bastard. Stumbled across his channel recently and have been enjoying his content.

I agree with him there that one doesn’t have to move in any direction at all and yet now may appear more centrist relative to the current political situation. The reason being that so many others are swinging to the extremes, particularly the Leftist extreme. That then pulls libertarian-leaning folks like myself toward the center by comparison since the whole spectrum is going lopsided. I probably lean a bit further conservative than the Hard Bastard (though he did opt to vote for Trump in the end and I stuck with Gary Johnson), but my own views still remain pretty socially liberal. Not much has changed there recently. Maybe a slight shift rightward in reaction to so much of the fuckery we keep witnessing and due to getting sick of the SJW tantrum-fest. Gets old. But the core beliefs I’ve stood by for a couple decades now (namely, personal autonomy rights and protection of liberty and justice) remain intact and unswayed. The past several months are starting to make me rethink my opposition to the militarization of domestic police forces though (sadly enough).

The points showcased there by T.J. (The Amazing Atheist) were salient. His own full video follows:

Sometimes I agree with T.J., but other times he goes far beyond where I can go. Probably because he acts extreme himself in order to maintain popularity. Either way…

The most important question we’re faced with now is how to move forward. On what principles and values? With what vision in mind? He’s right that many of us aren’t interested in returning to some past point in history (assuming that were even possible), nor are we open to living under some new form of theocracy (Christian or otherwise). The “reset button” people seem intent on pressing sounds like a call for civil war, which is in nobody’s best interest. And if we weaken our society to a great extent, we’ll be leaving ourselves open to subversion by outsiders and rebellious factions among us with aims and ambitions that are ultimately undemocratic, unjust, and ideologically motivated by “ideals” already proven problematic in foreign nations. That’s no good either.

For those who desire communism, why not relocate to countries with such political schemes and allow Western societies to do as they will? Go live there and observe its reality firsthand and see whether it’s what you really want when the rubber hits the pavement. Go there and cry to their police about your civil rights and police brutality. And if Russia is such a monster that has offended your preferred presidential candidate, then why do so many of these vocal Democrats espouse ideological rhetoric not unlike that employed by Russia in decades past? Why push to create here in the U.S. that which you claim to despise elsewhere in the world? None of it makes any sense.

And on Islam…I have no loyalty to Islam. If Muslim people wish to live here and accept our justice system, with the full understanding that we strive to maintain strict boundaries between church and state (theoretically at least — we could do better at this) which means their Sharia Law cannot and will not take precedence, then fine. Go through the legal channels and welcome to it. But I don’t want us to suffer at the hands of foreign extremists (or domestic extremists either, for that matter). They have countries where they can live according to their beliefs, so it’s not mandatory that they come here, especially if their goal is to subvert our system and culture. Can’t stand that notion. I’ve always been grateful I wasn’t born in Saudi Arabia and am not acquainted with that half of my ethnic heritage up-close and personal, and I’ll be damned if it comes here and tries to push its subjugation scheme. That’s bullshit. It’s not the American way. In fact, it’s as backward as can be. The Muslims we tend to get along with practice a more liberalized version of their religion, not their fanatical minority. I am admittedly scared of the influence radicalized immigrants may have on our general safety and ways of life in America. Can’t deny that. Always have been nervous of their cultures since I’d be automatically deemed a heretic within them. No doubt. So it’s not in my own personal best interest to accept their potential influence uncritically. Feminists who defend them on multicultural grounds be damned.

Not all cultures are created equal, obviously. And perhaps we’re all biased in accordance with what we’ve experienced and what we value. Which is just life. Call it prejudice. Call it ethnocentrism or xenophobia. I care not. Not all prove compatible when living in close proximity. Sometimes space and freedom to be away from one another does more good than cramming us all together and expecting us to work shit out. Some differences won’t be sorted out anytime soon. Especially not where one group aspires to dominate all others (according to their interpretations of commandments in their holy book).

Equality under the Law is a concept that remains lost on a lot of people, even now as we’ve collectively stepped into the 21st century. Sad to see it also now appears lost on however many Democrats and their ilk within our own country. Sometimes people can’t fully appreciate what they have until it’s gone…

Limo set on fire during Trump’s inauguration, and other shenanigans (plus my observations)

Geez…

Hey protesters, such tactics are NOT sending the message across you’re hoping to send.

Had people set a limo on fire during Obama’s inauguration, everybody in the media would’ve lost their shit on live air. Promise you that much. Don’t even have to be a Trump supporter to recognize the hypocrisy on full display.

Environmentalists surely do understand that fracking and the pipelines have been going on throughout the Obama administration. I wonder how often they came to D.C. to protest about these matters during the last 8 years. Would they be out there protesting on this day had Hillary Clinton won? I somehow doubt it, though she likely would’ve allowed the drilling and building of the pipelines to continue unhindered, just as her predecessor had.

More rioting and fire-setting captured by RT:

As we see there, kicked in car windows, looting and vandalization of vehicles (including a limo) by protesters wearing bandanas over their faces, screams of “Viva La Revolucion,” the sounds of choppers circling overhead, a chant where I made out them saying “if you hate Trump, fight back!” Signs saying “This is hell,” “No allegiance to Trump,” “Fuck Trump,” “Not my president,” etc. More chanting of “This is what democracy looks like!” while blocking traffic in the streets.

Holy crap, just watched a part where motorcyclists were going by with American flags waving and the crowd began yelling “Fuck Trump!” at them and one black man attempted to grab and then push one motorcycle as its driver was turning the corner (trying to pin down the timemark but can’t since it’s still live-streaming and the beginning portion is disappearing as I type this — tried going back to the limo damage scene and am now unable to do so — will look for portions once the stream is complete and fully uploaded). That most certainly is NOT what democracy looks like. THAT is what intimidating thuggery looks like.

More signs saying “This is the KKK,” “By any means,” etc. More chanting of “U.S.A. No Trump. No KKK. No fascists.” I don’t think they realize who exactly is looking like the fascists right about now. Another sign: “Fuck nationalism. Fuck capitalism. Fuck police.”

Had to reset my browser for an update so now RT’s live stream is starting even further on at the street parade for Trump. Donald, Melania and Barron then exit their vehicle to a lot of cheers and applause. And the video goes on to show his family entering the viewing stand and whatnot. Very choppy footage though. Keeps hopping around to several places. Mike Pence walks in. Not sure I’ve ever really looked at him before now. Not one to keep up on news coverage of this sort too much. In fact, don’t believe I’ve ever tuned in to inauguration footage this closely before now.

Then later the video footage switches back to the protesters and the bonfire they’ve created. While that is going on someone in the crowd starts up the chant “Black lives matter.” For whatever reason. Then more “Fuck Donald Trump” chants. Nothing too original there.

Met with a police barricade pushing them back past their bonfire.

There came another chant: “The people united will never be defeated.” So far heard all of these chants at other publicized protests.

Pausing and rewinding a few minutes, it just dawned on me how these protesters were chanting “black lives matter” when the cops were ascending toward them, yet I noticed throughout this footage that many, if not at least 60-70% of this protesting crowd, appear to be Caucasian (or at least pass for that, as they like to say). Are they not in their own way attempting to use black folks as their shield and excuse? That’s interesting. How very blatant of them. See now how you’re getting played by the Democratic Party, black people? They’re not all out there because of Black Lives Matter, they’re out there because they’re pissed Hillary didn’t win and so now they feel entitled to throw a riotous fit. That’s what they’re up to! Your black lives aren’t actually all that important to plenty of them, including some of your own fellow black people who seem to not give a damn about all the black-on-black criminality that’s become so commonplace. Seems to me too often people care most about black people only so far as they can be martyred for some political cause. Please do think on that.

And perhaps Black Lives Matter along with black criminals in general are co-opting that party for their own political purposes as well. Like a mutual using.

It’s not uncommon for a political party or organization or movement to use various demographics to suit their cause. Relatively poor white and minority women are used by feminists all the time. Not new. Don’t barely give a damn about seriously poor women under Islamic or whatever other kind of control in other countries. It’s just all about the cause.

For the record, I state all of this as someone always and avidly pro-choice and a supporter of the right to gay marriage and open to anyone of any race based on the content of their character (even if we feud initially after meeting — some of my good friends started off as people I didn’t think I liked for all sorts of reasons). But I don’t appreciate jackassery. One has to draw the line somewhere and I drew mine a long ways away from those who promote outright communism and entitlement schemes based on arbitrary criteria like one’s sex or race or identity. That’s not my bag. I’m not trying to coerce all others to see things like I do, but I damned sure am not interested in having others’ wacky beliefs and ideas foisted and forced upon me. That’s where we face a problem, comrade. Or whatever you like to call one another these days. Bro?  uh_oh

I’m getting sick of this shit. Know it’s not going to stop and accept that this apparently is where we’re at as a nation. Not cool with that, but c’est la vie. This is where idiots and assholes want to take everything now. Okay. So how does one respond and react?

This is not merely protesting. Not even just blocking traffic and being pains in the ass. No, this is rioting. Destroying and burning shit is rioting. I don’t care how justified you may feel you are, it’s still riotous behavior. Tell me, what does breaking windows on various vehicles have to do with asserting black lives contain value? Riddle me that one. If being beaten by cops isn’t the objective, then why destroy property that doesn’t belong to you in open defiance? To make a point, to take a stand? Against what precisely? Gotta break shit to get noticed? Can’t win with your persuasive arguments, especially considering how much of the media has been open for years to publishing your perspectives?? No entitlement complex there, no siree.

Can’t win people over through the power of your arguments so you’re gonna break shit and set fires. Okay. Well, that’s actually NOT how the democratic process works. As so many of you are fond of saying (stupid as it is): USE YOUR WORDS. But, understand that your words alone might not persuade people, and it might not be because the rest of us are simply a bunch of dull dolts lacking in education and probably living in trailers, nothing but racist, sexist, homophobic,”islamophobic,” close-minded, arrogant, inbred FOOLS who don’t know what’s best for ourselves! Maybe you have to actually compel people with worthwhile arguments that aren’t proven demonstrably false and/or inadequate by a ton of observable data made obvious to most of society as its been unfolded over decades. Whatever you’re attempting to bring about is NOT working. Realize that fact of life and go back to your drawing board. Time for some serious introspection and reflection. Happens to the best of us. Looks like it’s your turn. Seriously though.

Intimidation tactics of this sort is intended to send what message? That you can bully your way to the White House? That the rest of us must bend to your will out of fear? Do you all see what you’re doing here? These tactics are turning more and more people against you and any cause you claim to promote. Do you get that?? Do you even care?

What principles are you even standing on anymore? Don’t say justice since you’re willing to destroy that which doesn’t belong to you and are even willing to harm innocent people (or at least support and/or tolerate others who do so). Don’t say freedom when you have as much freedom at your disposal as you do in this country and yet opt to squander it. And don’t say equality either since you apparently see those with differing opinions as far lower and relatively inconsequential when set against your purported Cause. I didn’t vote for Trump and never wanted to, but still, to those who want to act like this after respect was shown to Obama, FUCK YOU. You’re cowards when not grouped up. Hiding within the crowd and behind one another, lurking in the periphery of the craziest amongst you. But what are you individually even really about? What principles actually matter more than your political identity? Please do share.

Resuming watching RT’s footage…

Anyone ever pause to ponder on how stressful those law enforcement officers’ jobs must be. People like to think they’re all-powerful because they’re granted power by the State. But you don’t see them in there mowing those protesters down with tanks. No. You see a line of them standing there protected by shields and helmets, guns, tasers and pepper spray. That’s all they got up against of mob of how many people? Hundreds, possibly thousands? You don’t think those cops have lives of their own that they care about and families they wish to return home to? Does that simply not matter anymore? They are aiming to uphold the Law of the Land. That’s how civilization works — such forces prove necessary. Yet we act like they are totally disposable and don’t barely matter at all as individuals. Like because they signed up to serve and protect that somehow means they joined a Borg where their own individual personhood ceases to matter. Bullshit. That’s not right. And we ought to know it.

That’s also interesting how when someone gets hurt within their crowd they want to run distraction in the background chanting their usual shit and holding up a “Free Hugs” sign so that person can barely be heard. That’s fucked up. If your case is strong you don’t need to pull bullshit tactics like that. Anybody knows that. Cowardly, 100%. Even if that injured man was in the wrong, ya’ll drowned out people’s ability to assess the situation for themselves. An obstruction of that sort is the opposite of democratic. Period.

A girl pushed on that man, so he felt justified in hitting her back apparently. Well, I didn’t see the footage up-close of that and will wait to see if it comes out. Still, women don’t know what men out here are willing to be chivalrous and probably shouldn’t assume. Some men will hit others who touch them in a strong and inappropriate manner. That happens. Gotta think before we put our hands on people, especially strangers. They have a right to back us off too. Women are not above the Law nor above common fucking decency. Welcome to greater equality, womenfolk. We’re physically weaker and shouldn’t be taken advantage of unfairly, but when we start shoving around or hitting men we don’t know we’re opening ourselves up to some serious corrective measures potentially. Truth be told. Fact if life. Retribution might occur, but that can’t negate your injury sustained. Gotta think before we go laying hands on one another. Everybody else doesn’t play by the same playbook. Life and other people don’t always (or often) conform to whatever our notions of fairness might be. The sooner we learn that, the easier it is to realize why it’s not smart to fuck with strangers. If a woman shoved me like that, I’d likely hit her too. Spoken as a woman, I doubt that bothers anybody else. For a man, would I prefer he push her back as she did him? Yes. It’s preferable in my book for a man to repeat in kind the offense he’s suffered and little more with a woman since we are, on average, physically weaker. But then that also depends on the man and woman in question and the situation. A 300-lb. woman who knows how to fight up against a random dude who doesn’t see it coming, I’d say the man might have cause for a stronger reaction. But I didn’t see the footage and don’t know all the particulars. Each situation deserves to be judged on its own merit. Not that I expect a fair assessment among that amped-up crowd. Either way, someone made that guy bleed from his head for his reaction.

So then near the end they’re accosting whom they assume to be Trump supporters walking along the sidewalk. Ugh. I see a group in black hoodies doing most of the harassing.

Jesus. It’s like the protest that never ends.

More harassment of identifiable Trump supporters trying to make their way home. Then more obstruction of traffic by walking in the middle of the road as people are leaving the event. While chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Ugh…

Ya know, I never wanted to see the militarization of our domestic police force, but shit like this makes it inevitable.

Later chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets!” Also the streets of Trump supporters too, who make up near 50% of our voting populace according to the record, in case that fact’s been overlooked.

It just goes on and on, my friends…

The amount of patience cops must have to conjure up is truly amazing.

Just watched Trump’s inaugural speech: