Individualism vs. collectivism / fascism and communism and our resistance

Couldn’t agree more with this man’s talk here:

First video by him I’ve watched thus far.

Another good video I viewed this evening was Styxhexenhammer666’s “Anti-Antifa and Similar Movements Have Begun to Proliferate and Grow”:

I’m a fan and subscriber of Styx’s channel for a few months now. Very much in agreement with his message there. We do have to concern ourselves about public perception and sticking to principles. The Left as a movement has gone off the rails. Communism remains alive and well obviously. Western values and civilizations are under attack by this. BUT, our role now is to respond only and properly in self-defense. They have a right to free speech as well, though they behave like a bunch of bigots in aiming to restrict and disrupt the free speech of others, like Milo Yiannopoulos.

“NYPD Officer Caught R@ping 15 Year Old Female On Video In A Jail Cell??? Come On Man!” (plus my inquiry)

Watched the full video on Tommy’s website (linked in his video’s description box). Very disturbing. Glad he put in the time to do the research to find out where this horrible crime actually occurred.


Update 2/8/2017: Since I don’t like taking anybody’s word as gospel, even Tommy’s, tonight I decided to look up details on the actual case as well. Following is what I’ve found so far.

Even though Snopes has been discredited on some of their claims, plenty of people still gravitate toward that site, so let’s see what they had to say:

In September 2016, social media users began sharing a video clip that was circulated with the claim that it depicted a NYPD officer named Frederick Soldaat raping a teenage girl who was being held in police custody.

It is true that at the same time this video was circulating, news reports indicated that a police officer by the name of Frederick Soldaat had been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who had been taken to a police station temporarily to “cool down” following an altercation with her parents. However, those events took place in Cape Town, South Africa, and not New York City[.]

Their source posted there is Doesn’t strike me as a super credible news source, so let’s look elsewhere for more info.

Oh, and Snopes did also link to the original surveillance video footage which is still viewable here (posted up on Twitter by the user “AfricaWorldNews” claiming the crime occurred in New York). Viewer beware since it can’t help but be disturbing to watch.

Continuing on, here’s a blog posting from HowAfrica:

They suspect the crime actually occurred in the U.S. and not South Africa, as well as claiming Frederick Soldaat to be black. Let’s dig some more…

Oddly enough, that exact same blog post was copied and pasted onto this site as well, coming up along with the other on the first page of my Google search results:

Wandered into and looked at this:

Links back to information shared in those other links above and appears to be a sock puppet blog.

Wandered on to some Anonymous For Justice blog and read this:


Shows pictures of a black dude already pictured in those above nearly identical posts. That one also shows screen-caps of what they claim are from the guy’s facebook page (I don’t have or want a facebook profile or account and so can’t check it out for myself). Obviously not the same person shown there as in the video. So where did that name come from? Who is he really? Don’t know. Maybe that man too committed a crime of this nature over in South Africa, but Soldaat’s reported case doesn’t jibe with what was shown in that surveillance footage video. Reviewed it a few times and can’t claim for certain to know the race(s)/ethnicity of the cop. Caucasian of some sort, probably, but all we really know is he’s lighter skinned. Lots of us beige folks wandering around and “blending in” in various ways. Does no good to leap to conclusions, gotta wait ’til the dealing’s done.

That “Anonymous” blogger above then linked as a source some celebrity gossip blog titled AskKissy. As did that supposed BlueLivesMatter blog. Nope. Not a source worthy of being cited. Not at all.  lol  Quite obviously. Come on, man…  Smh

PLUS, there were links to this story (Oct. 11, 2016) from Daily Voice titled “Bail for ‘rapist’ cop”:

That site’s Contact Us page states: “We deliver a unique brand of news that is both informative and entertaining, and our outrageous headlines are what make the Daily Voice the most-read newspaper in the Cape Town metropolitan.”

Otherwise no clue who they are.

[People irritate me to no end. Can’t barely navigate anymore in this society thanks to so many of us behaving like dumbasses. Don’t care who or what we/they happen to be, just tired of the derailing of so many potentially productive inquiries due to seeking what usually amounts to a worthless 15 minutes of “fame” and not really giving a damn about hardly anything outside of themselves and the unnecessary drama they help create. Gets old. Don’t care who they each are. Just sick of so much demented shit occurring.]

Those are all shitty excuses for sources thus far. Who the hell originally leaked this video? What locality did it come from? Who is this cop perpetrator shown? We all want to know. But we don’t know.

Giving it a rest for tonight. Will keep an eye out to see if better information surfaces. Don’t barely know where to begin in that hunt. Tried numerous search terms and came up with jack squat I’d accept as trustworthy sources. If others find out more, please do share.

“The Truth About South Africa and Apartheid”

Very interesting. Worth paying close and careful attention to.

I feel here Stefan actually did a good job of being as objective and fair as he could.

Familiarizing ourselves with “antifa”

Styxhexnhammer666’s viewpoint:

So-called anti-fascists who act more fascist than anybody else. Sounds about right.

Sargon of Akkad’s video on the matter:

Cowards, yes. Mostly middle-class (in terms of their upbringing), yes.

I heartily agree with both of these men that anarchist ideologues are deluded in thinking the formation of a government-less society is a viable option. Without military to ward off external attacks, we’re sitting ducks. Without domestic police forces to uphold law and order we’re at the mercy of the most violent and intimidating citizen thugs and criminals. That’s become a fact of life, hence the ascendance of civilizations over time. Most of us would prefer to coordinate our efforts so as to remain relatively safe and peaceful and economically productive, as opposed to being subjugated by mercenaries and vigilantes who cannot be checked aside from through violent and retributive means — hence the importance of police and state authority. And private property rights require laws and law enforcement agencies in order to be upheld, otherwise the whole idea falls apart through lack of backing.

I’ve challenged the State’s authority plenty myself over time by arguing against militarization of domestic police forces. But nowadays I’m being forced to reconsider my position on that in light of domestic terrorist assholes like antifa black bloc protesters and their ilk. They make such measures appear necessary. Sad but true. So these asshats actually help perpetuate and strengthen the very System they claim to be trying to dismantle and undermine. Way to go. Sheer brilliance there.

It appears to be true that plenty who claim to be anarchists are actually just rebels looking for a reason to create violence and mayhem. It’s an excuse, a justification, and a means of obscuring their real ulterior motives. Which is that they lack respect for the very setup that has allowed them to be what they are: spoiled, coddled, idealistic, irrational, tolerated by society even while they behave intolerantly toward others, etc. In a truly anarchistic situation many of these protesters would have their asses handed to them. Because if it ever came down to survival of the fittest, so to speak, these cowards would find out how unfit they actually are. And I think deep down they already know this. But life hasn’t yet been rough enough on them to demonstrate clearly how their ideals can’t withstand the brutality of reality since they’ve been sheltered from such an outcome in our largely peaceful society populated primarily with a law-abiding citizenry and protected by cops. If ever it came down to the Law of the Land being replaced by the Law of the Jungle, such groups would be forced to contend with the real meaning behind the notion that all is fair in love and war. Which is to say fairness ceases to matter, therefore ideals that they espouse would necessarily crumble as well. How could they not? What support could they find if opportunistic chaos comes to rule the day?

Wishful thinking cannot override the need for protection from ruthless factions. Think law enforcement officials are restricting your rights and freedom? Try living with dangerous, unsympathetic mobs and psychopathic tyrants in their absence.

But humans apparently are inclined to learn everything the hard way…

“Why I am Mostly Attacking the ‘Liberals’ (Hint; it Isn’t Because I Moved Right)”

By Styxhexenhammer666 in 09/2016.

I agree with him and my view changed as well during the G.W. Bush’s administration’s invasion of Iraq in the early 2000s. Messed with my head and sent me on a bigger information hunt which continues forevermore in the political and economic spectrums.

What rights? We only have privileges.

A video of mine from a couple years back:

Felt timely, once again, at this juncture.

Open letter to my “liberal” friends

Last night I got into a conversation with a pal and his brother-in-law on the topic of the recent political election. Seems some folks just cannot get over the fact that Hillary Clinton did not win and are struck with anguish and depression as a result. Personally, I find all of the hand-wringing a bit weird considering that Hillary is no better of an option. State that opinion aloud and see where the conversation goes…

My pal is practically sick with grief over the election and drinking more than usual. Do I understand this? About as much as I can relate with how I felt when Obama won in 2008, though McCain winning wouldn’t have elevated my state of mind. Nor Romney winning in 2012. Because none of these candidates are worth voting for, IMO. AND, unfortunately, third party options were pretty piss-poor as well. So it’s all been looking depressing to me since back when G.W. Bush was in office, or, going further back, when Bill Clinton was in office in the ’90s. In fact, I’m not impressed with any president in office since I’ve been alive or even spanning decades back before then. Consider me a cantankerous curmudgeon if you must, but that’s my feelings on the situation.

Listening to people decry Trump’s victory, berating the American public for allowing this to happen is getting to be too much. My pal last night spoke of how stupid we Americans must be, how ignorant and uneducated we obviously must be, as if we have absolutely no idea what’s actually in our own best interests at all. I had to stop him when he began lashing out against the blue-collar men he works with — ugh…sickens my soul to keep hearing the working-class denounced as under-educated imbeciles who apparently know not what they do while these “liberal” buddies consider themselves and others who are like-minded to be so much more enlightened and caring and rooted in factual substance. If pressed far enough to where I ceased caring about these pals’ feelings, I’d have to tell them outright that the opposite, in fact, may be truer.

Listened to my pal speak about his deceased mother and how glad he is that she didn’t have to live to witness this election. Yeah…

People are blowing my mind with this stuff. They truly are.

So then their conversation turned to bashing Trump as a corporatist — yeah, and Hillary is a globalist (as I reminded them). Denounced Trump as a sexist rapist (ha!), which pisses me off to hear coming from supporters of the wife of Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton, a man who very publicly was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women with much more evidence available to support their claims. But nah, who cares about all that, right? Doesn’t fit the anti-Trump narrative.

So then they went into referring to Hillary as a feminist — the wonderful, laudable, all-mighty Feminist. And since mom was a feminist, well, we just can’t take issue with any of that, huh? I told them we have more than enough feminism in our society already — not needing anymore right about now.

After that one of them said that people didn’t vote for Hillary because they’re sexist and “can’t handle” a female president. Here we go with THAT stupid talking point, once again. I reminded them that plenty of Trump supporters are women themselves, and I personally haven’t heard anyone state their reason for not voting for her being because she is a woman. Rather, most folks say they’d love a female president, just NOT HER. And that makes plenty of sense to me. Not like she’s the only female alive capable of serving as president of the U.S. To which the brother-in-law snidely suggested I’d prefer Sarah Palin. God dammit! See, and this is where the strawman enters the equation. If not for Hillary I must automatically be a hokey Palin supporter. Nope! Fuck ’em both! Imagine that.

Once again, I am NOT a Republican. Can’t get that through people’s heads, even the heads of folks who frickin’ know me. It’s like the election took over their brain and they got stuck on talking points even where they don’t make reasonable sense. Just automatically spouts out of their mouths. Makes me want to somehow freeze them in time and force them to reflect on what they’re saying and to consider the absurdity of it. Some people didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because we do not like her as a person or as a politician. Some people voted for Trump because they saw him as the lesser of two evils (a dumb comparison that I hate hearing repeated ad nauseam, but still). And some of us voted for somebody else entirely because fuck both major parties’ candidates. And some opted not to vote at all (which was a surprisingly high number of folks). So this Hillary vs. Trump shit isn’t telling the full story.

Checked myself before I raised my voice much last night. Was aiming not to be disrespectful toward my pal and his family member since they’re free to believe whatever they wish. Makes no real difference to me. Wish my pal would’ve dropped the subject since we weren’t getting anywhere with it, so I opted to leave. No big deal. Wasn’t mad, just mildly irritated, per my norm.

Already listened last weekend to one of his other friends yell about how Russia is to blame for leaking Hillary’s emails. Told him that Wikileaks stated their source wasn’t Russian, which he ridiculed me for saying until he finally looked it up. Confirmed. But nevermind anything that contradicts the mainstream narrative. Back to bitching about Russia and exalting the undoubtedly unassailable intelligence claimed by the CIA. Because who wouldn’t believe the CIA? Right? I mean, it’s not like they ever lied about WMDs that led us into a war with Iraq during the G.W. Bush administration (how do Democrats suddenly forget that fact???). The dude then implied I’m somehow not patriotic because I consider the CIA’s claims to be bullshit and refuse to believe anything else out of them unless sufficient evidence is presented. He actually got up and yelled about that. That’s how invested this friend of his is in all this crud. I don’t get it. Told him I don’t rightly care and would prefer to just drop the argument since it’s getting us nowhere. He finally did, but then a couple days later he’s emailing me an article about Russia. Just determined to make that connection.

So, anyway, this is just a quick glimpse at a few of the “liberals” in my life at present. Not all, just a small handful. I have others but these are the ones on my mind this morning. Listened to my pal also talk about how black folks don’t have the same opportunities in this country as white folks, and he actually said—I SHIT YOU NOT—that sometimes he feels bad about being a white man. Jesus…

Ugh. What the heck is going on people? It’s so fucking strange to keep hearing this sort of stuff. Partly because I don’t believe these people deeply and truly believe what they claim to. If they did surely their lifestyles would be very different. Partly because they’re determined to pressure us all into accepting the same hive mindset. But if they’re right and true and fully believe that, why do they need so much validation from the rest of us? Keep your “white guilt” pity party to yourself — don’t foist it on me. When he started in on that topic I had to stop him right quick. First off, I’m half Arab (Saudi). Secondly, I was born to poor folks who live in a trailer in a small town in Mississippi and grew up in an area with a nearly 40% black population. The valedictorian of my ex-husband’s graduating class in 1999 was a black man who went on to study at the public university we also attended. What am I supposed to be groveling about being privileged with? Light olive skin and relative lack of melanin? Slavery that my ancestors in the U.S. were too poor to participate in (other than one as an indentured servant himself)? All those college grants I wasn’t eligible for based on my race? Boy howdy, look at me and how head-and-shoulders above my black neighbors I am these days. Stupid. *eye roll*

Keep the pity party to yourselves. If you wish to self-flagellate, by all means, go ahead. But I’m not interested in being somebody else’s whipping pony because they have a complex over their luck of the draw. You chose to embrace that ideology, not me. I’m still trying to deprogram myself from its surreptitious influence that seeped in over time thanks to my education and the media and the incessant chatter of the masses that parrot all of that. Not that my pal meant me wrong there, it’s just become a habit for him to relate to people in this fashion because it is so much the norm. And I realize when I challenge it that then makes me look suspect, as if it’s evidence that I must be secretly racist or a self-hating woman (however that works) or politically naive. And so be it. People will think what they wish. I know my pal means well in his own way, and perhaps his friend does too, but there’s a lot of confirmation bias occurring to where people are being rendered incapable of stepping back and taking a much longer and broader look at the picture. Too much emotionally invested to do so. Too afraid of the scorn of others whose opinions they care about.

So I retreat back to my apartment and my cat and resume trying to make some sort of sense out of this reality. Not barely sure what to do with myself these days. Tired of all the arguing and blame-casting and lamenting Trump winning the highest office. He was Hillary’s friend for a long time and contributed substantially to her husband’s campaign back in the day, so chances are good that he won’t prove to be some hellfire Republican like they fear. Honestly, I do think Hillary, Bernie, Obama and everyone in their campaigns deserve to be bitch-slapped for inciting this much grief and panic among their followers. Frickin’ assholes unfit to lead anybody anywhere. That’s all we needed was more crying and bitching and belly-aching. Heaven forbid we stand up, wipe ourselves off, quit comparing ourselves to one another all the damned time, and figure out how to live like upright adults who don’t fall completely the fuck apart just because we don’t get our way. This country has been in trouble for a long time. Wasn’t a cakewalk under Obama or Bush or Bill Clinton before that or Bush’s daddy or Reagan, etc.

The trajectory we’re contending with extends back several decades and is rooted in political/ideological sophistry advanced by people who probably largely mean well but are destined to figure out the hard way how life can’t always be bent to our whims and wishes and preferences. And so be it. I’ve been coming to acceptance of this hand-basket ride to hell and acknowledge that I surely in my own small way have helped perpetuate it unknowingly. Such is modern life. The best we can hope for is to deal with what may come while trying to remain skeptical yet curious. That’s all I got.

Oh, and btw, the reason I placed quotations around the term “liberal” when referring to these pals (and other supposed liberals as well) is because I’m coming to realize how illiberal a lot of so-called “liberals” are turning out to be. The Liberal position used to be about freedom and liberty, such as freedom of speech, freedom to assemble peaceably, freedom to not be encroached upon unlawfully, etc. But now it’s morphed into political correctness demands (which limit freedom of speech), disrupting others’ peaceable assemblies because they disagree with the message, shaming people for not abiding in accordance with Leftist ideology, and ignoring and/or condoning criminal conduct among individuals and groups where it serves this narrative that’s being concocted. That’s not truly or classically liberal — in fact, in many cases it’s the precise opposite. Which is quite an Orwellian spin on the language when you get right down to it. So I’m struggling with what to refer to these people as. They consider themselves to be liberal, but the term is actively being rendered nonsensical.

“Gold nugget highlights from Jordan Peterson on the Joe Rogan Experience #877”

Love this talk.