There are few people who are as good as Robert Stacy McCain as stating obvious truths that people ignore

Because it is easier to remain silent than to express unpopular truths, we find that liars are increasingly influential in academia — hello, Professor Lisa Wade — and common sense is now quite uncommon on campus.

We are expected to believe that college girls in the 21st century are afflicted with an extraordinary naïveté about how sex happens.

“Why are these boys furnishing me with free alcohol?” we must imagine the college girl asking herself, as she downs her ninth drink. “And why does this boy want me to go back to his dorm room at midnight?”

Gosh, honey, this is all a huge mystery to you, isn’t it? You graduated high school at the top of your class, and your parents are paying $60,000 a year to send you to this elite private liberal arts college, so maybe you could do a little arithmetic, add 2 + 2 and tell us what this is about.

Now think about this for a second.

If this was 1816 or even 1956 it’s just possible that a young lady might be sheltered enough that she may not realize what is going on.

But we have spent the last 25 years informing our children about sex to the point where it is all around them from youth, and that’s not even counting the effect of the internet and online porn so the idea that an 18 year old college girl doesn’t understand that drinking alcohol to excess at a college party might lead to an undesired sexual encounter, that’s just not credible.

Of course to our feminist friends if you suggest to a young lady that getting drunk with a young man at college might not be a good idea, you are some sort of misogynistic cad and given our culture of victimhood it might even be possible that a girl might covet the victim status that comes from later regret.

But for my money an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  I’ll give the last word to Screwtape

The Enemy described a married couple as “one flesh”. He did not lay “a happily married couple” or “a couple who married because they were in love”, but you can make the humans ignore that. You can also make them forget that the man they call Paul did not confine it to married couples. Mere copulation, for him, makes “one flesh”. You can thus get the humans to accept as rhetorical eulogies of “being in love” what were in fact plain descriptions of the real significance of sexual intercourse. The truth is that wherever a man lies with a woman, there, whether they like it or not, a transcendental relation is set up between them which must be eternally enjoyed or eternally endured.

Given that fact I’d suggest avoiding sex without a ring on the finger myself which is why I taught my sons what my father taught me:  If she’s good enough to sleep with she’s good enough to marry.”

Closing thought:  This is another example of God’s rules being for our benefit rather than his.


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As a general rule Robert Stacy McCain should be read at all times but this paragraph is so good and so true that it should be shared with every single person in the United States today who complains about a “microaggression“:

All talk about “equality” between men and women, especially in the context of history, should bring immediately to mind the fact that the vast majority of people who have ever lived were quite poor. Especially if you are judging from the standpoint of someone living in a 21st-century industrialized Western democratic society, you are applying to men and women a measurement of “equality” that is absurd. Go back scarcely 100 years, and my own ancestors in rural Alabama were plowing their farms with mules. They had neither electricity nor indoor plumbing. They drew their water from a well and cooked over a wood-burning stove. Do you think my grandfather and grandmother circa 1916 had time and leisure to worry about whether they were “equal”? They were both working from sunup to sundown, and when I say “working,” I mean hard, physical labor, not sitting in front of a computer in an air-conditioned office building.

My grandparents came here from Sicily. They did not read or write English and I’m not aware if they read or wrote Italian or not. My father worked like a dog when he was young, fought in World War 2 and came home to run a business where he and my mother worked 60 hour weeks at minimum while raising five kids. While things have been tough for me relative to how they once were I have never in my life worked as hard as my parents and grandparents have and the only reason why that is true is BECAUSE:

1. They were willing to work like dogs so I wouldn’t have to

2. The United States as the ultimate expression of western civilization made it possible for
their hard work to be a means to an end rather than the norm for their lifetime.

It is only by my grandparents willingness to come legally to this country and work hard and my parents willingness to emulate this example that my life is as good as it is. Moreover no matter how they worked they they never for a moment neglected to recognize their blessing nor fail thank God for them.

I am profoundly grateful for their example and will close with this warning from Stacy McCain that is only slightly less profound than the paragraph I’ve already quoted:

It may be easy to take for granted the peace and prosperity we enjoy as Americans, but it is not wise to take it for granted.

That is good advice that the young of today should take to heart.

…is not that a cause does not make even a phony gay “marriage” successful:

I feel not only as though I have failed to realize my own hopes for my marriage and family, but also that I’ve failed to uphold the “happy, healthy lesbian family” image that has helped open the hearts and minds of the American public to LGBT people.

So, her family was all about “image” — a political public-relations stunt.

It’s that the intrinsic power of motherhood is so strong that it allows even a feminist to learn

when my son was being bullied by a girl . . . at school. . . . I knew she said mean things to him. I knew she had shoved him a couple times. But it wasn’t until I saw tears in my son’s eyes that I really got it: she was bullying him, he was asking teachers and playground supervisors for help, and no one was stepping up for him.
Why? Gender.

Or put simply the love for her son is so great that it was able to overcome decade of feminist indoctrination that she was a part and party to.

Of course Stacy McCain can see the origins of her son’s grief that still eludes Cheryl Dumesnil.

it is feminism that is responsible for the anti-male prejudice in our culture, and if you hadn’t spent all those years so distracted by your campaign to destroy the traditional family, perhaps this problem facing your sons would have been as obvious to you as it is to the rest of us. But when your “happy, healthy lesbian family” image is more important to you than anything else, it’s easy to overlook all the unhealthy and unhappy stuff hidden behind the public-relations façade.

The irony in all this, this, not gay marriage is a true example of what happens when love wins.

 

So when they had assembled, Pilate said to them,

“Which one do you want me to release to you, (Jesus) Barabbas, or Jesus called Messiah?”

For he knew that it was out of envy that they had handed him over.  While he was still seated on the bench, his wife sent him a message, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man. I suffered much in a dream today because of him.”  The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus.

The governor said to them in reply, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They answered, “Barabbas!”  Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus called Messiah?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”

Matthew 27:17-22

 

If there is one thing that Stacy McCain knows it’s crazy and when looking at the Baton Rouge shooter that’s what he sees.

Besides which, I am a well-known expert in craziness. I’ve been studying kooks for years, and when I say somebody’s crazy? Trust me.

Gavin Eugene Long was deranged, daft, demented, cracked, zany, wacko, bonkers, off his rocker and a few fries short of a Happy Meal:

Now as he points out “crazy” and “racist” are no more mutually exclusive than “sane” and “racist” nor does a his craziness make those who encouraged or affirmed his racist opinions as he put it:

This kind of kook cult conspiracy stuff is always floating around out there. You’ve got white people who are into weird pagan sex cults, feminists who are into astrology, tarot, “goddess spirituality,” et cetera.

Was it entirely coincidental that a crazy kook cultist like Gavin Long was inspired to drive to Louisiana and shoot cops? No, because the “Black Lives Matter” movement appeals to the same kind of Afrocentric racial insanity that led Gavin long to rename himself “Cosmo Setepenra.”

This is the problem with media coverage that deliberately feeds into racial paranoia in the black community,

Now when it comes down to it, everybody has their own issues and if this guy had just remained a crazy black nationalist racist with a chip on his shoulder that would be fine, it would be on him and several police would still be alive today.

Instead radical groups of the left, with a big assist from both the Media and the White House decided to play into that crazy for their own political ends.

That’s why to Twitter, a guy like Robert Stacy McCain who owns more books written by radical feminists on feminism than most Woman’s studies majors and has read more of them than professors of woman’s studies professors can be banned from Twitter for quoting those feminists and others public statements while a guy like Gavin Eugene Long was considered just fine, until he started gunning down cops

The Jewish elders pushed the crowd to call for Barabbas for political reasons, the twitter Safety crowd called for Gavin Eugene Long in the same way because that choice affirmed their prejudices and didn’t dump him until it was inconvenient.

Unexpectedly

Exit question:  How many other Gavin Eugene Longs are now on twitter cheering the murder of police while Stacy McCain remains banned?  Anyone Bueller?  BUELLER?


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You might have forgotten the swatting of Stacy McCain and the threats against his family but the law didn’t:

The FBI contacted me earlier this month to tell me that the guy responsible for targeting me in a March 2013 SWATting incident was scheduled for sentencing in federal court, but I couldn’t report anything about it until after the hearing. Because of last week’s Dallas attack, the hearing date Monday slipped my mind, but here’s the official statement:

New York Man Sentenced To 24 Months in Prison
For Internet Offenses, Including “Doxing,” “Swatting,”
Making a False Bomb Threat, and Cyber-Stalking

WASHINGTON — Mir Islam, 22, of New York, N.Y., was sentenced today to 24 months in prison on three federal charges stemming from a conspiracy to commit various crimes related to the “swatting” and “doxing” of dozens of victims, and from a false bomb threat made against a university in Arizona and a pattern of online harassment constituting cyber-stalking against a university student, all occurring between February and September 2013.

And Stacy notes that things might not be over here.

FBI made a point of stating: “The investigation is continuing.” When I was notified a year ago that a then-unnamed person had copped a plea with the feds, I said: “Let justice be done. Let the guilty fear punishment for their crimes, so that the innocent need never fear.”

Mir Islam is now in federal prison, but there are still guilty people who have yet to face justice, and they should be afraid — very afraid.

If Mr. Islam wanted to silence Stacy maybe he should have just gotten a job at Twitter then he could have done so without worrying about the law

Now we don’t know who those others might be but anyone who has been following the Kimberlin cases on Hogewash  knows that the gears of the law grind very slowly, but they continue to move forward and I would not be surprised if some names readers of this site recognize get caught in them

Of course given that Stacy McCain supports Donald Trump and James Comey is in charge at the FBI who knows.

Closing thought, Why do I have a feeling that there is a job waiting for Mr Islam at Twitter as soon as he gets out?

Haven’t done an “Under the Fedora” piece for a while so here goes.

The Difference between a national story and a local story is illustrated in Minneapolis:

A woman was sexually assaulted by a group of four men and a teenager while walking along a south Minneapolis street Saturday evening, according to a safety advisory issued by Minneapolis police.

The victim was walking in the Lyndale neighborhood around 9 p.m. when a car full of men called her over to their vehicle. They spoke briefly and she continued walking, police said.

A short time later, the five men returned and approached her on foot. They forced the woman to go to an area near 32nd Street and Blaisdell Avenue S., where they sexually assaulted her, police said.

Now this is definitely a local story and not a national one, why because of this sentence

Police released the following descriptions for the five, all identified as Somalis, with dark complexions.

Yup nothing to see here USA move along.

Over at Stacy McCain’s site there is a story about another alleged rape:

Nor are people thinking about what they are doing in the real world in an age where everybody’s cellphone has a video camera, where anything a guy does in his dating relationships may become the subject of an online rant by an angry ex-girlfriend, where a guy meets a girl at a party and has what seems to him a consensual hookup only to discover, nearly two years later, that she’s telling the world that he’s a rapist.

Rosie’s account of that night is a classic “he-said/she-said” situation. Her story of that (allegedly) “horrific” June 2014 encounter seems entirely plausible, and Jason Lee Weight’s (alleged) behavior is indefensible. Rosie says she filed a report with police “a long time after” this encounter, but a lack of evidence made prosecution impossible.

But his main point is more cultural in terms of a warning to young men who do their thinking below the waist.

What you need me for is to explain the meaning of “crazy.” If a guy meets a girl at a party, how does he know if she’s crazy? Well, if he says “let’s go back to my place” and she says “yes,” that’s probably a sign she’s crazy. No sane girl would say yes to such an invitation. The dude might have herpes. He might be a rapist.

She barely knows this guy and she’s leaving the party with him? Crazy. Then she goes back to his place, goes to his bedroom, takes off all her clothes and thinks he’s not going to have sex with her? Crazy.

This is what I’ve explained to my sons. There is a direct correlation between (a) a woman’s willingness to engage in casual sex, and (b) a woman being crazy. As a general rule, the quicker she drops her pants, the crazier she is. Every guy is prone to believe that his own personal charm suffices to explain why this woman he just met is willing to leave the party with him for a quick hookup. “He shoots! He scores!”

Yeah, he’s a natural-born winner. The ladies can’t resist him.

That’s what he’s telling himself anyway, as he blazes past the flashing yellow lights and warning signs: “CAUTION: CRAZY WOMAN.”

The Greeks called it hubris, this arrogance that leads a man to destruction.

My father’s “if she’s good enough to sleep with, she’s good enough to marry.”

Speaking of this topic yesterday I attended one of the national rallies to defund planned parenthood  parenthood,  and for the first time in Fitchburg we had a number of counter protesters, mostly Bernie Sanders fans, who had signs calling for free condoms etc.

As a pair of them were leaving, both college age women they passed by me closes and shouted how they would be having a ton of abortions.

It occurs to me that these are the woman that the Pump and Dump crowd that Stacy McCain has referred to are counting on and in a very few years we might see one of them on feminist tumbler making the same charges that Rosie did.

As I said many years ago:

In short men.  It’s been a long fight but the sexual revolution is over…

….We WON!

While our friends on the left insist that men not have to pay a price to enjoy the favors of a woman, there are some thing that they believe deserve swift punishment:

Ciccotta first encountered trouble at Bucknell when, as president of the College Republicans, he invited Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus.

The visit from Yiannopoulos, whose tour of US campuses has caused easily-offended leftwing students to organize therapy sessions in his wake, led to panic from Bucknell administrators and faculty, who organized a range of bizarre restrictions on the event.

The college Republicans were prohibited from filming the talk, and students were not allowed to ask Milo any questions verbally — they had to be scribbled on the back of index cards. Yiannopoulos was also prohibited from speaking to students one-on-one after the event and was escorted out of the building by campus officials as soon as his talk concluded.

After organizing the event, Ciccotta faced a backlash from Bucknell’s faculty. After suggesting, in a private meeting, that the event with Milo had been Bucknell’s “best ever,” he was told by the college’s Student Media Advisor that his attitude would “isolate” the people who worked under him at the college’s radio station.

He was later threatened with having his position as host of a political talk show on campus taken away over an alleged “conflict of interest.”

After all there is nothing worse than being a conservative.

There are very few things less surprising than conservatives being punished on campus for being conservative, this is one of them via the lonely conservative:

Good grief, thanks to Obamacare health insurance rates have been skyrocketing for years. Instead of leveling out, it’s only going to get worse. That’s coming from the woman who helped the implement the train wreck.

ObamaCare rates will skyrocket next year, according to its former chief. Enrollment is tumbling this year. And a big insurer is quitting most exchanges. That’s what we learned in just the past few days.

Marilyn Tavenner, CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, revealed that she expects ObamaCare premium hikes “to be higher than we saw previous years,” including last year, which saw double-digit rate increases across the country.

and here is another via Instapundit and Weasel zippers

Gotta love leftist hypocrisy.

Via Investors:

Labor Markets: Hundreds of employees at the University of California at Berkeley are getting schooled in basic economics, as the $15 minimum wage just cost them their jobs. Too bad liberal elites “fighting for $15” don’t get it.

A week after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state’s $15 minimum wage boost into law, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent a memo to employees announcing that 500 jobs were getting cut.

Glenn uses he word:  Unexpectedly here I suspect that the same could be used to suggest that most of the leaders of those pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage have positions that will never be lost because of the wage hike.

People have accused Curt Schilling of many things but there is one change that he have convicted himself out of his own mouth affairaphobic!

Speaking to Bannon, Schilling said, “I’m not transphobic, I’m not homophobic.” He added, “As long as you’re not sleeping with my wife, I don’t care who you sleep with.”

How DARE Curt Schilling advocating restricting the sexual freedom of people to exclude the choice of having sex with his wife on the trivial grounds that he’s married to her?  But I’m not worried in a few years will have laws on the books that will protect the rights of people who wish to have sex with people outside of their marriage from financial penalties from angry spouses and anyone who things otherwise will be branded as a bigot by the media.

Finally there is an interesting debate at PJ Media concerning a parent who took her kids to Dairy Queen and then immediately threw away her kids ice cream when they failed to thank the person who gave it to them.

I think it’s the mother’s call here but I guarantee you there is a near 0% chance that they will neglect to say “Thank you” on their next ice cream run.

This was kinda fun, maybe we’ll do it again next week.

Patton: [referring to Rommel’s book, ‘Infantry Attacks’ or ‘Infanterie greift an’] Rommel… you magnificent bastard, *I read your book*!

Patton 1970

Believe me, I saw and heard this myself:

RS McCain Massachusetts Democrats for Brown Jan 18th 2010

If you are a regular reader of The Other McCain you know that Stacy McCain has been given lately to long essays critiquing feminism and one of his primary antagonists is FemFreq namely Anita Sarkeesian who was instrumental is having hi banned from Twitter for the ultimate crime of critiquing her & quoting feminists in context.

This weekend he wrote another essay titled The Queering of Feminism and the Silencing of Heterosexual Masculinity

When I say that Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, some readers may suppose that this is merely hyperbole, just as some readers may suppose that the sources I quote are “extreme” examples of an obscure “fringe” feminism. Yet anyone who cares to investigate further will discover that, however “radical” this anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology may have been in an earlier era, it has now become so mainstream within academic feminism that no other perspective on human sexual behavior is ever expressed by the faculty in university departments of Women’s Studies.

and he produces the actual word of the actual “giants” of feminism to back it up

It was Mary Daly who celebrated the feminist movement as “the Second Coming of female presence not only as Antichrist but also as Antichurch,” as a “rising woman-consciousness” to destroy the “Christocentric cosmos.” Mary Daly was an influential professor, so if she declared feminism to be the Antichrist, who am I to disagree?

The Radical Theology of Feminism produces such demon-possessed creatures as a mentally disabled Scorpio occultist lesbian, and the same satanic philosophy also produces despicable liars like Anita Sarkeesian.

An honest enemy is less to be feared than a false friend, which is why I can at least respect Professor Sheila Jeffreys, who has never attempted to conceal her all-encompassing hatred of men, whereas dishonest feminists like Anita Sarkeesian pretend that they are victims of harassment, misunderstood and misrepresented by “misogynists.”

These are all excellent points and advance his argument in a powerful way but the question becomes Why is he able to make such powerful and effective argument that draw the wrath and fear of Twitter Safety council and Anitia Sarkeesan.  The answer is contained the piece also explains why he is such an effective reporter (emphasis mine):

OK, do you suppose the average guy who spends a lot of time playing videogames is going to write a persuasive essay rebutting Sarkeesian? It’s absurd to expect such a thing. You don’t learn to write persuasive essays by logging endless hours playing League of Legends. Well, do we expect these gamers to do what I’ve done, spend upwards of $1,500 acquiring dozens of books of feminist theory and history, then spend hundreds of hours reading these books in order to develop an informed critical analysis of feminist ideology and rhetoric? Of course not.

There is some value to being able to react to an action or a quip, and to produce an effective one liner on twitter and in a culture that moves so quickly and has the attention span of a mayfly one might make an impression if said quip managed to go viral

But that can’t compare to actual knowledge acquired at the expense of personal wealth that has to be earned and expending time which can not be reacquired once spent.

It was he who actually traveled to Kentucky to investigage the Bill Sparkman case while the left was crying “Send the body to Glenn Beck” from afar, It was he who spent a week on the ground following both Scott Brown and Martha Coakley at a time when the rest of the nation didn’t see an upset coming.  It was he who in 2010 while the media was still in denial visited districts in New York and Pennsylvania covering future members of congress that the MSM had written off and it was he who in all of those cases was justified

That’s why he has been a target in the past for people like Rauhauser and Kimberlin and it’s also way people like the Twitter Safety council and Anitia Sarkeesan and their feminist allies are willing to continue to take the hit from his banning, because the is nothing more dangerous to the feminist meme than a person who is actually informed of it with 80K followers who might influence others.

And that’s why I spend so much time linking and quoting him and why you should spend your time reading him and listening to the five most important words in the English Language

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James Hacker: Humphrey, what’s a Modernist in the Church of England?

Sir Humphrey Appleby: Ah, well, the word “Modernist” is code for non-believer.

James Hacker: You mean an atheist?

Sir Humphrey Appleby: No, Prime Minister. An atheist clergyman couldn’t continue to draw his stipend. So, when they stop believing in God, they call themselves “Modernists”.

James Hacker: How could the Church of England suggest an atheist as Bishop of Bury St Edmunds?

Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well, very easily. The Church of England is primarily a social organization, not a religious one.

Yes Prime Minister The Bishop’s Gambit 1986

Father Damien Karras: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested. So far, I’d say there seem to be three. She’s convinced…
Father Merrin: There is only one..

The Exorcist 1973

 

Stacy McCain has struck again with a long post on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and while Stacy is highlighting the goals of feminism here there is a point I’d like to make from his piece to wit:

To convey a general idea of what sort of ideas nowadays prevail in ELCA circles, the election of Elizabeth Eaton to the denomination’s top post prompted this enthusiastic outburst from Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of Women of the ELCA:

As the presiding bishop election process winnowed down nominees, three of the final four candidates were women. . . . As I’ve written before . . . it’s not just about numbers. To respond to the needs facing the church and society in the 21st century, a collaborative leadership style is needed, and studies show that women more naturally use this form of leadership.

Stacy notwithstanding the disgrace here isn’t the ELCA pushing feminism per-se the disgrace is that nowhere in this statement is the goal for a Christian church to find a candidate that will serve the word of God.

Now none of this is a surprise, we talked about the decision of the largest batch of Lutherans to allow married gay clergy as I wrote at the time:

Hey this was just what he was envisioning when he broke away from us Roman Catholics all those centuries ago starting the reformation and all that.

So now the Lutherans have endorsed specific biblical sin among clergy I say good luck to you guys.

I quoted a lot of Lutheran blogs at the time (2009 so long ago it seems) and one of them Balaam’s Ass put it well:

Unless God intervenes by His grace, these proposals will be passed.  The ELCA will then join the Episcopal Church in its further apostasy.

But who is surprised?  It’s like Jenga: you can remove one or two or even a few blocks, but eventually the weight cannot be sustained.

Six years after that statement this is the Christmas prayer you are hearing in a Lutheran Church:

Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco where, on Christmas Day 2015, Pastor Stacy Boom posted this “prayer”:

Sophia our Goddess,
As a full moon rising,
You unveil your vision of love
for the universe
and work within us
to bring about your healing purposes.

You are reading this right, this is a prayer being put out by a “Christian” Church founded by Martin Luther because we Catholics were getting the worship of God wrong.  It concludes:

Sophia our Goddess,
As a full moon rising,
You are the One Sacred Thread
and Source for All Times,
Grandmother, Mother, and Child,
Blessed She!

This is definitely not a Christian prayer. Any student of the occult would recognize the reference to “Grandmother, Mother, and Child” as an invocation of the so-called “Triple Goddess” (Maiden, Mother, Crone) of modern neo-pagan Wicca. So far gone is the ELCA in its abandonment of biblical truth that it accepts witchcraft in its “Lutheran” pulpits.

And some Catholics complain about Pope Francis?

You might be shocked by this, I’m not.  Christianity without Christ is the logical conclusion to Martin (I know better than the church) Luther’s rebellion.  It’s the whole vine branches thing that Christ talked about:

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing  Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned.

John 15:5-6

Now don’t get me wrong the Catholic church had some folks like this but when it did God raised a simple poor Clare nun who fought the culture war in the church

and won.

Stacy talks about feminism corrupting everything it touches and sounds the call to fight.

I submit and suggest that we must fight, but let’s be clear, feminism isn’t the enemy, it’s a tool being used by the same enemy that we’ve been fighting from day one.

One final thought, the invitation that I mentioned back in 2009 still stands:

if you are a Lutheran who actually takes Christianity seriously that old Roman Catholic Church that Martin decided wasn’t good enough before is still there.

We’d be pleased to welcome you in.

We can use good soldiers in the fight to save souls.

If she’s good enough to sleep with, she’s good enough to marry.

Dominic James Ingemi 1921-1987

One of the principles of the most successful schools is that if you set high standards, students will meet them. This applies in other aspects of life

Robert Stacy McCain at The Other McCain Yesterday:

To follow up on the Tumblr feminist whose examination of OKCupid caused her to “reach the unfortunate conclusion that almost every man in this world is completely intellectually and spiritually void,” let me reiterate this: People are responsible for their relationships.

We do not live in a medieval society where the scions of dynasties are forced to marry the heiresses of other dynasties in order to advance their families’ political and economic interests. Given the wreck and ruin so many young people make of their romantic lives, perhaps a return to arranged marriages wouldn’t be such a bad idea, but as it is, everyone in America 18 or older is entirely free to choose their own partners — or get on feminist Tumblr and become a crazy cat lady.

That’s from a piece titled: You Are Your Own Problem

Contrast this with a piece titled We hired a hot teenage babysitter, and my husband slept with her that Lindsay Pullman penned at the NY Post yesterday about actress Lauren Weedman

I should have followed my instincts. Other parents warned me about Simone, but as a feminist who works with at-risk girls, I didn’t want to pass on a new babysitter just because she was overly sexual. I thought she was just a lost, damaged kid. I thought if I didn’t hire her, it would make me look like some old insecure troll. I was trying to prove to David that I was cool.

If I didn’t feel comfortable, I should have just said so, and not cared what anyone else thought.

When one worships the goddess of feminism one makes bad choices and compromises to wit:

after six years of dating, I pushed David to have a baby. I was 40, and knew that this was probably my only shot at becoming a mother.

In the 7th year of dating they had their child, in the 8th year the nanny was hired and it wasn’t until six months AFTER the nanny came into the picture that she actually married the guy.

Four years later she is divorced for the 2nd time and alone but claims to be grateful.  Mr. McCain meanwhile took a different path:

Yeah, “getting our share” — selfish hedonism — may seem harmless, and if everybody’s doing it . . . Well, it was the ’70s and I was a Democrat then.

There was, however, a nice Republican girl whose existence I never even imagined back in those days. She was not only a Republican, but a Christian from a pietistic sect that frowned on the sins of dancing, alcohol and tobacco, to say nothing of my other favorite amusements. And by the time fate or destiny or whatever resulted in our meeting one autumn evening in 1987, I had “looked around enough to know,” to quote another poet, and pretty soon I found that I had “fooled around and fell in love.”

“Just win, baby” — that’s what Al Davis told his famous Oakland Raiders, and when the coach sends you into the championship game, you’d better be ready to play for keeps. A good Christian wife? Boy, when God answers your prayers, despite every reason He might have to ignore your prayers, it’s time to buckle up your chinstrap and win.

By May 1989, I was a married man and the father of a baby daughter, and here I am nearly 27 years later, a father of six and grandfather of two.

The lesson here is large, the future Mrs. McCain demanded certain standards from a potential husband (including actually, getting married) and given the choice between losing said woman Stacy McCain choose to meet them and give up his rakish life and meet them.

Meanwhile Ms. Weedman waited over seven years before securing nuptials with husband #2 who by this time was already sleeping around.

She set low standards and he met them and alas there are many who continue to push for those lower standards:

our culture today does not teach young people what responsibility means. Between the influence of media, careless parenting, and the government-run education system, America is producing a generation of irresponsible narcissists who think they are being oppressed if anyone criticizes their selfish hedonism.

Well just dub me an oppressor because while there is no guarantee that my sons will take my advice and find the right girl or any girl, nor can they be assured that acting like a gentleman will garner them anything but derision or suspicion from the women of today I’m still giving them my father’s advice

If they’re good enough to sleep with they’re good enough to marry.

I submit and suggest if the woman of today took that same attitude concerning themselves they would be amazed at the quality of man they would attract.

Exit Question: Given the standards set by Ms Weedman, if Stacy McCain had met her first, where would he be today?

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Captain Kirk:  According to him, there’s a creature of some sort down here, a humanoid.
Mr. Spock:  Lieutenant Uhura communicated that information. I ordered re-confirmation on our sensors. They indicate no living creature on this planet. I suggest, Captain, that you’ve been lied to.
Lazarus: Captain, you yourself said there were no other explanations. Why do you give credence to this man?
Mr. Spock:   I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I’ve simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.

Star Trek The Alternative Factor 1967

Just two days ago we posted on the appearance of the FreeStacy Movement in the pages and website of USA today (Alexa ranking is 316 worldwide and 70 in the US with 116,407 sites linking in.)

I daresay there might be a few people around the country who will be hearing about #freestacy and Robert Stacy McCain for the first time today. That’s what happens when one of the top 70 websites in the country writes about it.

So congratulations to Twitter, Anita Sarkeesian and company. Your new Trust and Safety council continues to get more and more national and even international fame.

48 hours later just a few hours before my plans to take DaWife to Maine resulted not in me outside of Knight’s quilt shop in a rocking chair reading the collected CS Lewis as my wife shopped but at a rest stop full of syringes on the ground outside of Chelmsford watching assorted tractor trailers and waiting for AAA to tow us home the CEO of Twitter was gracing the today show saying this

The key exchange being this:

Matt Lauer: Let me ask you point blank, does twitter censor the comments of its users, does it hide what it would consider inflammatory comments whether they be social or political?
Jack Dorsey: Absolutely not,

Given that the CEO has publicly said this on a national TV show I went back to tweetdeck to check on Robert Stacy McCain to see if his account has been restored.

jack is a liar

It has not been.

Now I suppose one can try and parse that statement claiming that as Robert Stacy McCain has been suspended he technically is no longer a user so a “user” is no longer being censored.

But given the evidence I’m with Spock the logical deduction is he is a liar and not just a liar but a liar willing to lie to a national audience with a straight face.

I’m surprised he’s not running for office.

Update: A question for Matt Lauer. Jack Dorsey lied to your face and to your audience on national TV. What will you do about it?
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12th Doctor: Evolution perfects survival skills.

Doctor Who  Hide 2013

Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go to any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself

Mark Twain

In short men.  It’s been a long fight but the sexual revolution is over…

….We WON!

DaTechGuy The final victory in the Sexual Revolution 2013

I know I’ve written about this before but after seeing this post at Robert Stacy McCain’s Site Titled  Heterosexuality Is the Structure That Keeps Sexist Oppression in Place’

containing this quote

The student quotes from “Separating Lesbian Theory From Feminist Theory,” an essay by Cheshire Calhoun in the textbook, where she says that “from a feminist perspective, sexual interaction, romantic love, marriage, and the family are all danger zones,” being patriarchal institutions that “serve male interests.”

I think it’s time to reacquaint people with some science:

One of the fallacies of some of our atheist friends is the idea that Christianity categorically rejects evolution and or natural selection.  In fact while some Christian sects do the Catholic church does not to wit

Concerning human evolution, the Church has a more definite teaching. It allows for the possibility that man’s body developed from previous biological forms, under God’s guidance, but it insists on the special creation of his soul. Pope Pius XII declared that “the teaching authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions . . . take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—[but] the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God” (Pius XII, Humani Generis 36). So whether the human body was specially created or developed, we are required to hold as a matter of Catholic faith that the human soul is specially created; it did not evolve, and it is not inherited from our parents, as our bodies are. 

In fact I’ve already argued that the belief in pure evolution (fin into hand) is so mathematically improbable that said belief in that kind of evolution demands a belief in God but let’s consider the less radical and more biologically sound principle of natural selection, that is that nature rewards attributes that increase the chances of the survival of a species.

And survival of a species requires, wait for it, reproduction!

Or as Stacy McCain once put it when trying to explain the character of Jane in the Tarzan movies:

And here’s a little secret: Nice Christian girls get horny, too.

We are not supposed to know this, and certainly it is considered inappropriate for a nice Christian girl ever to admit this secret. Still, the Creator who made them male and female did not make them so unequal that the female is without sexual desire. The comparative roles played by nature and nuture in female sexuality have been furiously debated and endlessly researched. Some say that Western civilization, particularly Christianity, has misunderstood women’s sexuality, misrepresented it both in science and in popular culture, and misled women in the attitudes toward sex that they are taught and encouraged to emulate. Be that as it may, however, nature must ultimately triumph, and the creation is a tribute to her Creator, so that her mind and body are attuned to respond — as a matter of autonomic reflex — to her biological destiny. This response is influenced by her upbringing and experiences, by her education and the culture that surrounds her, yet no amount of Victorian prudery could have utterly thwarted Jane’s sexual nature.

Put simply it doesn’t matter if you believe in a creator or in a Darwin, natural selection rewards traits that ensure the survival of a species and thus as a rule men find woman desirable and women as a rule like the idea.

So if you are a believer that heterosexuality is a social construct, what are you saying?  You’re saying that alone among the species the human race did NOT evolve in such a way that encourages reproduction.

And they say belief in God requires faith.

Closing thought #1  The irony here?  Most of these same people who reject natural selection’s role in the human sex drive reject christianity.

Closing thought #2  Stacy McCain constantly refers to feminism as a death cult. The fact that he has six children who are already having children to Amanda Marcotte’s 0  proves it more,  as I said years ago

There are 9 women on her enemies list, of the 9 I could only find information concerning children for four of them.

According to IMDB Ann Marie Murrell has one child, Morgan Brittany 2. and from the Politichicks site we see Dr. Gina Loudon has 5 meanwhile the oldest person on her list Phyllis Schlafly (age 90) has, according to Wikipedia six children.

That’s a 14-0 ratio and at 26 Lila Rose hasn’t even got started yet.

So while Amanda Marcotte and feminists like Sally Miller Gearhart willingly continue down a biological dead end , their enemies are fruitful and multiplying.

Put simply the future belongs to those who show up and embracing modern feminism is a Darwin Award just waiting to happen even if it didn’t mean piling on crushing amounts of college debt for no discernible job skills.

Update: Part of a sentence is missing, fixed

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Q: Wondering how many of the people cheering the banning of Robert Stacy McCain and his views on Feminism look like this:

Yesterday we talked about and linked to the story of Twitter Hemorrhaging money but the more I think of it the more Twitter’s financial and publicity problems remind me of Marco Rubio.

Consider Twitter has a systemic problem of how to make money.  It’s business model depends on advertisers being willing to pay to get their ads before the eyeballs of tweeters.

So every single day advertisers see tweets like this:

and this

and this

And when we stories like this at Drudge

Liberals Turn Twitter, Facebook And Even College Campuses Into Unsafe Spaces For The Right

see power uses of twitter saying things like this:

I’ve gone off Twitter. Or, I should say, I’ve stopped being a Twitter user, and user is the right word.

It illustrates the issue. Twitter now has a reputation with conservatives who have an incentive to either leave it, ignore it or complain to advertisers.

We are rapidly reaching a point where even if Twitter reinstates Robert Stacy McCain, Disbands its safety council and offers profuse apologies to conservatives, the reputation that “Twitter is hostile to conservatives” will be ingrained and every potential company considering Twitter as a platform will be asking itself, “do I want to risk angering these people?

Once that rep is there it’s there, and I suspect Stacy holding court at CPAC will not help matters much.

Ironically that’s exactly the problem Marco Rubio has

Let’s start something that a lot of people forget. For all the stupidity of victory speeches after every loss the reality is Marco Rubio has a good record as a Senator.

He beat the horrible Charlie Crist. He has a 98% rating from the ACU, he’s been a vocal and eloquent defender of life and has stood side by side with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and other strong conservatives on many issues and frankly if anyone told you the day he won in Florida that we’d be in an election where Marco Rubio was the establishment choice for president Tea Party Conservatives would be pumping their fists saying, We’ve won!

The problem for Marco is and remains the gang of 8.

For all of his good points Marco Rubio was a member of the gang of 8 pushing the amnesty bill. He was the face of the bill and as we’ve documented during the entire time it was pushed it was all about Marco.

And the voters have a very long memory on this issue:

“Over the last three months, Marco Rubio’s name and face and voice have been so attached to the comprehensive immigration bill that it has virtually killed any enthusiasm among Republicans in Iowa for a Rubio presidential candidacy,” said GOP State Central Committee member Jamie Johnson. “Most Republicans here now see Rubio as the amnesty candidate.”

That’s why Eric Cantor lost.

What’s really funny about this is regardless of what the MSM pretended supporting amnesty doesn’t nothing for a Latino who has an R next to their name as Gabriel Gomez demonstrated.

So let me get this straight, you have Gabriel Gomez who has a life full of achievement as a Navy Flyer, Navy Seal and businessman, who won a GOP primary with over 50% proclaiming loudly and publicly his support of the efforts of the gang of 8, and the reaction is to Question if he passes a litmus test for being Latino?

If this is how an actual Latino, a son of Colombian immigrants, a person to who English was the second language he learned what makes who supports the gang of 8 bill is treated can someone explain to me why anyone would assume Latinos will even give a hearing to the GOP if they support this bill?

And to top it off the forces of the establishment, the people who talked Rubio into joining the gang of eight in the first place are lining up to support him.

And that’s Rubio’s problem, he can make fun of Trump’s hands, he can try to spin Cruz’s amendments to the gang of eight bill, he can even make speeches about con men, the soul of the conservative movement and vow he will stay in the race all he wants.

But nothing he can do can take away the knowledge and the memory of his support for the gang of eight from GOP voters who care about it so as long as Trump is running on building the wall, Marco Rubio’s chances are practically non-existent.

That’s just the way it is and Marco Rubio can’t change it. The only question is will Twitter figure it out before they’re permanently in Rubio’s spot?

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At the Other McCain friend Robert Stacy continues to note that Twitter’s problems are not going anywhere.

The headline number? What @Jack has lost for @Twitter investors:

Twitter has lost over $2bn (£1.4bn) since the social network was first launched 10 years ago, with $1.6bn of the deficit happening since it went public two years ago.
According to the Form 10-K annual report filed by Twitter, which gives a comprehensive summary of a company’s financial performance, Twitter’s total accumulated deficit as of 31 December 2015 was $2.09bn, largely due to stock-based compensation awarded to employees.

Basically, Twitter investors have been throwing away $800 million a year since 2014 paying Jack Dorsey and other executives to live large.

And he and the #Freestacy movement continues to be one of those problems.  Bloggers like Camp of the saints continued to cover the story, not only has he been getting support from the National bloggers club, he has been making the rounds of Podcasts like Yid With Lid’s but it’s being covered by Fox News and has he notes is finding space on Drudge.

And now it’s CPAC time again:

If you want to see someone thoroughly enjoy CPAC, look no further than this Washington Times-turned-American Spectator scribe, whose weathered face (he likes to call himself a “skinny redneck”) gets a new glow this time of year whenever CPAC comes to town. He calls it “Mardi Gras for the right.” After years of attending, he knows most virtually everyone and occupies the Marriott Wardman like a mayor (or “an epic schmoozer” or a “cruise director”). And he loves the rare opportunity in Washington of surrounded by his conservative pals, since he normally just annoys liberals. How can you find McCain? If the chain smoking and fedora don’t tip you off, he’ll be the guy in the press section who brings his family and boisterously laughs at Ann Coulter’s jokes, to the chagrin of mainstream types. And how do you know he’s pumped for this year? He’s already dubbed it the “best CPAC ever” and has planned how to “be in seven places simultaneously.”

That was Politico describing Stacy as one of the five non-politicians to watch at CPAC.  And now this year we have press releases like this:

#FreeStacy
On February 19, Twitter suspended the account of award-winning conservative journalist Robert Stacy McCain. His supporters immediately launched the #FreeStacy hashtag campaign as a protest against this censorship.
McCain’s suspension came 10 days after Twitter had announced the creation of a “Trust and Safety Council” that included radical feminist Anita Sarkeesian and many left-wing progressive organizations. McCain had been using Twitter since 2009 and his account (@rsmccain) had tens of thousands of followers. In addition, Twitter also suspended @SexTroubleBook, an account McCain created in 2015 to promote his book Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature. When he appealed his suspension, McCain received a cryptic message from Twitter accusing him of “participating in targeted abuse,” without providing any evidence for this accusation. In a statement to San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders, Twitter officials refused to explain their decision to suspend McCain’s account, citing “privacy” to justify this silence.
This controversy has attracted media attention from Breitbart.com, FoxNews.com, Reason magazine and BuzzFeed, among others. Conservative activists have created a petition at PublicStatus.org, seeking to fight the threat to free speech posed by the one-sided agenda of Twitter’s Orwellian “Trust and Safety” policies.
In his 2015 book, Sex Trouble, McCain warned that the feminist movement’s goal – “to destroy the structure of culture as we know it,” as Andrea Dworkin said – is “incompatible with the principles of democratic government”:
In order to obtain the androgynous “equality” that is the objective of feminist ideology, religious freedom will have to be abolished, along with the free speech rights of feminism’s critics. Unless we are willing to oppose feminism now, we may find ourselves eventually living in a totalitarian society where such opposition is prohibited by law.
That was written a year before McCain’s suspension from Twitter, which could be seen as a fulfillment of his prophecy about feminism’s totalitarian agenda. McCain has spent nearly two years researching feminist ideology, including the radical “gender theory” that defines so-called Third Wave feminism. Because of their powerful influence on college campuses, where more than 90,000 students annually enroll in Women’s Studies classes, young feminists are unaccustomed to defending their extreme ideology against well-informed opponents. Feminists refuse to debate their critics, and those who disagree with feminism are accused of “misogyny” and “harassment.” As McCain has said, “Feminism is always a lecture, never a debate, and the First Rule of Feminism is ‘Shut Up!’”

As a rule everyone at CPAC knows it’s a smart idea to stay near Stacy McCain at CPAC.  He has a nose for news and it’ always a good time.   How much more will the plethora of media, conservative & otherwise at CPAC have an incentive to do so when Robert Stacy McCain can give them a story of social media silencing conservatives in an election year?

They say that no publicity is bad publicity.  For Twitter and it’s Trust and Safety Counsel the hundreds of media people gathered at CPAC looking for a story will put that to the test.

#dripdripdrip

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One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up.

Arthur Koestler (from the masthead of Stacy McCain’s blog)

I already linked to the Debra Saunders piece earlier as part of a post on the MSM discovering the Twitter Safety gulag, but there is something in her particular piece which really highlights the difference between Stacy McCain and his foes that deserves extra attention.

I reached out to Sarkeesian: no response. I reached out to a woman who tweeted that McCain harassed her friend: no reply. McCain would talk. He noted that of the 40 organizations on the Twitter Council, many are left-leaning and none is conservative or libertarian. The Twitter Council is an echo chamber. “There are some people who just can’t stand the idea that someone could have access to Twitter or anything, or a platform to be able to criticize them,” McCain told me. They don’t believe in freedom of expression for others. Free speech is not safe. And Jack Dorsey has made them Twitter’s bouncers.

That’s the difference.  the people at the Twitter Gulag are silent because to defend their action against Stacy McCain is to expose themselves for what they are.

Meanwhile Stacy McCain has talked to me, talked to Buzzfeed, talked to Debra Saunders and of course at his own blog he continues to fight

The proximate cause of the current problem at Twitter is Anita Sarkeesian (@FemFreq), so if you’re on Twitter, make sure Ms. Sarkeesian knows you hold her accountable for the implementation of these totalitarian policies. Some people are deleting their accounts, but my guess is that if you tell Ms. Sarkeesian what you think of her — and don’t forget to include the #FreeStacy hashtag — Twitter will be happy to ban you, too.

and fight

It is not my job to say which issue is more relevant to you, the reader, but when the Democrat-Media Complex takes sides in a public controversy, my hunch is they are on the wrong side. Liberals are deeply prejudiced and, to anyone who has studied their belief system, the things that liberals hate — capitalism, Christianity, the U.S. military, etc. — are as obvious as the things they love, e.g., sodomy, treason and socialism. Exactly how these liberal prejudices relate to #GamerGate, I’ll leave for the reader’s judgment. For now, the more relevant question is whether these biases of liberalism explain why my Twitter account was suspended last week. Did my prior encounter with Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg (a/k/a “Sarah Butts”) in some way influence this otherwise unexplained action?

and fight:

What Ms. Sarkeesian failed to do, of course, was to explain why she is so hated in particular (Answer: Because she lies) or whether the suspension of my account was prompted by a complaint from her or one of her allies.

You see that feminism’s hegemonic cultural authority is the real “status quo” in 2016, and what better “warning” — “designed to foster fear” — than to silence the social-media voices of those who “challenge” the lies told by Anita Sarkeesian. She has never dared to debate any of her critics, and why? Because liars are always cowards, and feminism is always a lecture, never a debate.

and fight

WHAT? The “rhetoric” of two British homosexuals “is incredibly harmful” to the LGBTQ “community” in Ann Arbor? HOW? Students “felt threatened by the debate”? WHY? Are these students incapable of distinguishing between words and actions? Ideas and emotions? Fantasy and reality? My little grandson got a bit frightened during Mighty Joe Young, but he didn’t need a “safe space.” Have college students today never been told to grow up and stop being scaredy-cats?

One more thing I left a message on Stacy’s answering machine asking about how this has affected his traffic here is what he replied:

The past four days have been phenomenal in terms of traffic to the blog. Saturday, my page-views were more than four times the previous Saturday’s, and triple my daily average. The boost to traffic made last week the best week I’ve had in six months. With five days left in the month, February traffic is already greater than the 31-day month of January.

And of course in addition to supporting Stacy McCain by buying his book, visiting his web site, when it’s not under DOS attacks and promoting his posts on twitter  (which will REALLY upset the Twitter Safety crowd) and retweeting the #freestacy hashtag.

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Either way thanks for reading and don’t be shy about letting us know what you think. One can’t improve without critique.

You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.

2 Samuel 12:12

In my interview with Stacy McCain from my last post I mentioned that Safety likely thought that once the weekend was over people would forget about Robert Stacy McCain. After all at best he is an B / A- list blogger, a reporter not part of the MSM and with 90K followers is a small twitter celeb.

Once a few days pass it will all blow over and people will forget.

They have not.

We have seen bloggers come out of retirement to comment on it:

When you look at the business model, Twitter’s primary income comes from ads. Looking at this a bit realistically, you see that being able to publish 140 characters for the privilege of being stalked by SJW’s (and later being banned for it) is not actually Twitter’s product. The users themselves are the product! Twitter sells access to its 300 million users to advertisers, who get to present their ads. Also, they allow data mining for all users and Tweets.  Your abuse is just a bonus-you are the product!

In other words, if you are “Tweeting while Conservative,” not only are you being potentially abused in an environment that clearly does not like or want your company, you are actually feeding it.

We’ve seen the head of the National Bloggers Club send an open letter to Twitter:

A listing of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council members reads like a buffet of New York interest and lobbying groups. There’s no trust in the Council, nor is there a transparent outline of how they’re working or governing over all of us—the users. Today it was dubbed an “Orwellian nightmare” in The Week.

Notably, there are no black groups. There isn’t a single conservative group.

Jack, diversity and freedom are not antithetical to one another. Embrace the liberty that has made publishing on the web great and encourage all voices so that they themselves may, in a democratic fashion, champion their individual interests.

At one of the largest conservative platforms Hotair Ed Morrissey writes

As I told Adam this morning, I have enjoyed Twitter in the past, but enjoy it less and less these days. That’s not because of the trolls; it’s because of the very real sense that Twitter doesn’t value free speech or the participation of my friends and colleagues, and that we’re only tolerated for as long as we don’t cross their orthodoxy in any significant manner. What makes this so absurd is that Twitter is about the least substantial communication platform in popular use

Front Page Magazine has joined in

If you’re part of a troll network of dozens, the occasional account deletion is no big deal. But if you have twenty or a hundred thousand followers, you can’t just rebuild.

That’s what this is really about. It’s about punishing and crippling higher end conservative users in order to preserve a left-wing monopoly for influential Twitter figures.

Twitter doesn’t care that much about the average conservative, but the Council will make sure that major Twitter users, influencers in advertese, will be their kind of people. And that influential users in general will be careful not to say anything that might get them in trouble with the Orwellian Council.

I guess I’m lucky I only have a few thousand twitter followers.

But most important of all, we have finally seen the story break into the MSM, at the New York Post:

When Twitter sanctioned popular right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos last month for bad behavior, conservatives were concerned. Two weeks ago, when the social media platform picked a bunch of leftist groups to write its new harassment policies, they grew worried.

Now, in the wake of Twitter’s recent decision to ban conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain, is it time for full-fledged panic?

There’s no telling what Twitter’s endgame is, but it’s unlikely to be good for users who don’t want the company to enforce overly broad harassment and hate-speech policies at the expense of open dialogue.

at Theweek:

This is more than just an idle fear. Last month Twitter stripped right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos of his “verified” user status. Now the company has banned Robert Stacy McCain, an inflammatory right-wing writer. And apparently, not only did Twitter ban him, it also censored the hashtag that welled up in his support.

What’s striking isn’t just that there may be a political bias in those decisions. The more serious problems are a lack of due process and explanation, and a striking imbalance between what happens to semi-prominent Twitter personalities and the countless run-of-the-mill Twitter trolls who are still at large. And how else could it be? As Biz Stone wrote in 2011, “On a practical level, we simply cannot review all one hundred million-plus Tweets created and subsequently delivered every day.” And since then, the number of tweets produced every day has quintupled. The Trust and Safety Council can’t actually protect users from abuse; its only power is stop controversial users from issuing controversial opinions on Twitter.

At the SF Gate Debora Saunders wrote about the Twitter’s new council:

This month Twitter announced it has a Trust and Safety Council because, CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “Twitter stands for freedom of expression, speaking truth to power, and empowering dialogue. That starts with safety.” Apparently the social media’s powerful CEO hasn’t figured out that when you pat yourself on the back for speaking truth to power — and at the same time, protecting the masses from unsafe speech — you sound like the Politburo. Or a modern university that uses speech codes to muzzle dissenting — that is, conservative — opinions.

Shortly after Twitter announced its new council, Twitter suspended the account of blogger and antifeminist Robert Stacy McCain. Why? A spokesperson explained in an email that Twitter doesn’t comment on individual accounts “for privacy and security reasons.” I requested the tweets that got McCain blocked. No dice. Techies love to talk about transparency, but not for themselves.

And now it’s at Bloomberg:

If Twitter or another network sets itself up to be especially vigilant for users who are at odds with these movements, there’s a real risk of declaring open season on conservative ideas, while liberal ideas about a lot of things are carefully protected by your abuse standards.

And indeed, that’s exactly what conservatives think is happening now. Robert Stacy McCain has had his account banned, just weeks after Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos lost his “verified user” check mark. Both practice a brand of Twitter activity one might politely call “obstreperous.” No one knows precisely what led to the disciplinary actions, but McCain believes it’s because of his vocal comments about social justice topics.

Well in fact the rules in writing are ahem…interesting

Disagreement? Does that mean if you change your mind on an issue you once advanced on Twitter you should report yourself?

If you read all these articles in full you’ll note the word “orwellian” used a lot.  That’s not generally a good thing if you are publically traded company trying to attract users an advertisers. Unless of course your CEO has decided to use said company as a great big Democrat Superpac to silence conservatives in an election year in which case the ends of electing democrats justifies the means turning your company into a loss leader.

I wonder of the shareholder and advertisers agree?

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A few days ago after he was banned from Twitter but before his @sextroubleaccount I talked to RS McCain about what his going on with him.
We talked about the possibility that this was part of an election year strategy:  

“Now you’ve seen how this shadow banning where search results are being suppressed. It looks very much like they’re trying to tilt the playing field in an election year when Hillary Clinton is the presumed nominee and feminists have the thumb on one of the most powerful social media platforms in the world”

He compared it to other loss leaders for the left:

It’s like salon.com it’s been losing over a mil a year for 20 years and yet the “investors” are willing to do it because it promotes a “progressive” message

He told me that he didn’t find out about his initial banning until he saw a tweet talking about it (I only noticed when my @rsmccain feed wouldn’t load in tweetdeck)

He challenged twitter to show a screen cap of his threatening or abusing anyone while noting that his @sextroubebook account has picked up over 2000 followers in just under 24 hours.

Of course 24 hours later that account was banned too.

I also asked him about how this would be received.  As it was a primary weekend he noted all the political reporters are covering politics but wondered about their lack of interest

people know my number and know people who will get it and you’d think people would call

And perhaps Twitter figured that after a few days everyone would forget the #freestacy business.

But when I talked to him less than an hour ago (I’m typing this as 9:55 AM Thursday) there were two developments the most significant being Denial of Service attacks against his site which were launched today:

when I work up this morning this was going on and it’s intermittent.

He noted the irony in terms of “who is being harassed here”

It’s Ironic that I’m accused of targeted abuse while people responsible for shutting me down are not content with having my twitter account wiped off the face of the earth are attacking my site

he referred to the tactics used against him as DARVO which stands for: Deny, Attack reverse victim , Offender and noted how familiar this all seems:


Dealing with these people is like dealing with Kimberlin, he’s a known sociopath and when you get into a conflict with a sociopath they begin to manipulate the story they become the victim and you become the villain for trying to tell the story about them. You keep telling the truth. Who is being targeted for abuse?

It’s all a question of media bias and unlike folks like me who have their background in stuff like tech (Hence DaTechGuy) media is something Stacy knows as this is his 30th year in the business.

This is the 30th anniversary of my first job as a $4.50 staff right Austell Georgia in cobb county Austell News-Chronicle owned by a local businessman named Lamar.

Ironically Stacy told me Mr. Lamar started his newspaper because he was sick of what he was seeing from the local weekly, so in a sense Stacy McCain cut his teeth on alternate media and media bias:

It’s like media bias everybody has their own opinion on it but nobody asks me even though I’m in the business.

However the 2nd development is the story starting to get out there. In addition to calls from me he’s been contacted by Buzzfeed: “their piece is predictable left” and Debra Saunders who got some minor facts wrong:

“I didn’t out a transgender. It wasn’t a secret that “Sarah” was transgender, Her attacks on 4chan caused people to ask ‘Who is Sarah Butts?’ which caused them to find out who he was…If it hadn’t been for Nyberg’s attempt to silence others nobody would have cared but when somebody has a commercial enterprise online and you try to drive them out of business…

Which is what those going after Stacy McCain are doing, trying to silence him. Ironically he tends to do exactly the opposite:

This is them, trying to silence their critics, I don’t do this to other people, I quote them, that’s what they hate, feminists hate to be quoted.

And now the story is starting to penetrate the MSM (more on that later today) much in the same way that the Anthony Weiner story did, slowly like water on a rock.

Drip Drip Drip.

Fyi you can help by retweeting items in the #freestacy hashtag, writing your local paper, spreading the word on facebook and calling your local talk radio show. Let’s give the Twitter Safety crowd the attention they deserve.

Drip Drip Drip

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Apparently Adele has committed one of the greatest sins known to Femkind.  She has expressed a opinon on being a parent that is remarkably similar to that of the dreaded Robert Stacy McCain!

“I can’t have any other junk in my head to worry about as well,” she tells me. Angelo, meanwhile, “makes me very proud of myself. When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t.”

Adele took time off to be with her new family before she even thought about putting her third album together. “My main thing is Mum, then it’s me, then it’s work,”

My God!  How can she say this?  Next thing you know she might be making them sandwiches!

Well as PJ media noted Feminists at Slate aren’t taking this lying down!

This type of sentiment has backfired for female celebrities before. When Natalie Portman dared to suggest that motherhood might be ““the most important role of [her] life” in her 2011 Oscar acceptance speech, she received a lot of pushback. “Is reproduction automatically the greatest thing Natalie Portman will do with her life?” asked Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams at the time. There’s been similar resistance to calling motherhood “the most important job in the world.”

Oddly enough this exactly the type of thing the now banned Robert Stacy McCain says Feminists think about motherhood:

Radical feminists scoff at any suggestion that women’s greater tendency toward nurturing is a matter of hard-wired neurological differences. Radical feminists deny that there is any such thing as “human nature” which could explain women’s behavior in terms of a “maternal instinct.” Radical feminists generally eschew motherhood and many of them abhor heterosexuality,per se. Women’s Studies textbooks assert that only social and cultural influences (e.g., “compulsory heterosexuality”) explain why most women desire husbands and babies….

One consequence is that college-educated women are encouraged to believe that motherhood is a task for which only stupid women are suited. No intelligent woman could possibly find pleasure in caring for small children, according to the anti-natalist fanatics who insist that motherhood is nothing but patriarchal oppression.

“I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding . . . time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. . . . I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . . This is why, if my birth control fails, I am totally having an abortion.”
Amanda Marcotte, March 2014

Adele’s statements given her popularity which dwarf others are even worse than RS McCain’s , they are dare I say triggering to any good feminist in a woman’s studies program anywhere in the world and it goes without saying that if you are a woman on twitter any anyone dared claim that being a mother meant you are truly living, why that’s harassment of the worst kind.

So of course I expect to see Adele immediately banned for life for heteronormative statements that are by their very nature a form of oppression and harassment to any good feminist on twitter.

Yes I know she’s one of the most popular artists in the world.  Yes I know she has over 25 Million followers who might object.  Yes I know such a move would drive advertisers batty.

But what is that compared to the suffering of fragile twitter feminists who might be scared for life?

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Blackadder: Baldrick, have you no idea what “irony” is?
Baldrick: Yes, it’s like “goldy” and “bronzy” only it’s made out of iron.

Black Adder the Third Aim and Amiability

Dominic You:  We need no friends, and fear no enemy
British Captain:  I may have been misinformed I understood Mr. Lafitte was in command at Barataria
Jean LaFitte:  If your offer is good it will stand up under fire

The Buccaneer 1958

Back in the days when I had my radio show I had something called Da Magnificent Panel when I would have 2-3 guests join us to discuss the issue.  As a rule I would always have at least one liberal on these panels.  One of those liberals was a fellow named Mike Hummell who I became acquainted with after his activism concerning the Hostess strike put him in the twitter gulag.  This treatment was the reason why I invited him on my show:

I’ve dealt with more than my share of folks on twitter who would rather throw an insult than make an argument and I don’t hold them in high regard. If your point of view is valid it should be worth defending and able to accept a challenge. As for trying to silence people on twitter let me say underhanded tactics used to silence conservative speech I agree with are just as despicable if they are used to silence liberal speech I disagree with.

If anyone on the right is responsible for this, let me say I’m ashamed of you, you should know better. If you are someone on the left outraged by this I would ask you to show that same outrage the next time someone tries to silence Ann Coulter or my friend Pam Geller.

Either way Mike Hummell is going to be on this Sicilian’s radio show tomorrow, he’s going to make his points concerning the Hostess Strike, I and my co-host will make mine, our callers will make theirs and I’ll trust my listeners to make up their minds. Twitter Gulag or no Twitter Gulag I’ve agreed to have him on and that’s the way it’s going to be.  Period!

I bring this up because as the saga of Stacy McCain’s twitter exile continues one of the things I’ve been most disappointed with has been the relative silence from liberals concerning this matter (I’m not critiquing Mike BTW, I have no idea if he’s aware of the situation and haven’t asked) or the reactions of same.

I’ve argued often that the best way to counter speech you don’t like is more speech and if you’ve seen me on twitter you know that as a rule that barring profanity, nudity or spam it’s very hard to get me to block someone no matter what they are saying.  I’ve always figured that my readers are smart enough to figure out if my arguments hold water against some of the ahem interesting arguments the left makes but when the left chooses to make fools of themselves I WANT people to see it.

I believe the best way to discredit the left is to let people hear what they say in their own words, Ironically that’s the banned Robert Stacy McCain’s MO which gave feminists fits.

Which brings me to the subject of this post.  Ladies and Gentlemen meet Came the Dawn:

ctd

As you can see unlike Robert Stacy McCain and myself this is a person who posts on twitter anonymously.  I have no info concerning him or her I don’t know and can’t tell if this is a sock puppet account designed to pad someones numbers, a college student, or a robo account or any of the myriad of other possibilities.

The only reason why I’m aware of his account is it’s one of the few that turned up in the my RSMCCAIN search that was critical of Stacy so it stood in stark contrast so  naturally I took note

this was the first of seven tweets attacking Stacy, “white male entitlementand his readers, two of which are worth noting first of which this initial tweet suggests that said person actually read Stacy’s arguments on his site.

Now while we have no evidence to support that statement other than the tweet itself but let’s presume it’s true. If that’s the case it’s a point for said person because the first step in making an argument is to see the other person’s point of view.

The second tweet that caught my eye was this one:

This tweet mentions “femfreq” who if you read my earlier posts site might recall dubbed suspicion of twitter’s motives as a sign of hatred of women. Thus we can infer that camethedawn agrees with that statement wholeheartedly as if he or she made it him or her self. Of course since we are dealing with an anonymous account for all we know it Could have been made by @camethedawn but I digress.

I found the seven tweets comical at best, but being a person who believes in speech decided to answer said speech with, you guessed it, more speech!

Now give the possibilities available in the rich vocabulary of the English language built over centuries “hilarious” is a mild choice in response to the worldview publicly advanced by @camethedawn who now had the floor.

So how would @camethedawn answer?

Would we see a screencap of one of Stacy’s tweets claiming it was beyond the pale and justified his banning?

Would we see a series of tweets quoting Stacy’s posts (after all @camethedawn claimed to have read them) making the case that his arguments were ad hominem, or weak, or beyond the pale of polite society?

Would we see examples of the claimed “evil” of conservatives in general since there are apparently so many to choose from, the great benefits of the progressive movement that could b displayed for all to see?

Would we see a clever quip, crafted with the skill of a wordsmith taking using the 140 characters of twitter and the grander of the language to show me the fool to the entire world?

Well one of those choices might have been expected if @camethedawn was a conservative, but as @camethedawn is a feminist who attacks #whitemaleprivilege the response to my innocuous tweet is so predictable that it’s almost not necessary to include it.

Yup, I was accused of harassment and muted which is not only a good explanation why @camethedawn tweets anonymously since with the possible exception of twitter’s safety committee or CSULA no sane HR person would consider employing a person of such frail sensibilities in any responsible position but evidence that like Baldrick our liberal friends have no concept of irony since I can’t think of a response that could have made my point better.


Now being that @camethedawn has muted me It’s possible he she or it will never see this post but I’ve taken the liberty of taking a screen shot of the response in case being rightly embarrassed by said tweet suddenly disappears and coupling it an embedded tweet ensures that if the tweet is deleted you dear reader will know it.

irony

While the first instinct is to laugh is Baldrick class (Stacy McCain might for example break out his “crazy cat lady starter kit” image), however if you consider that @camethedawn is a human being who is expected to function in society and deal with all of the normal trials that life brings that laughter quickly turns to pity and then resignation at the number of taxpayers who will be needed to support this person as the years take their toll.

It’s a sobering thought isn’t it?

Of course maybe we might see a 501c3 formed to support @cametedawn, after all apparently it’s working for @femfreq isn’t it

And if you are hopelessly naïve, let me clue you in on the secret of this hustle: Just because an organization is “non-profit” doesn’t mean nobody’s making money. “Feminist Frequency is a 501(c)3 non profit,” Anita’s page says in soliciting tax-deductible contributions for her alleged humanitarian philanthropic enterprise, but how much of this non-profit organization’s annual revenue is paid to Anita Sarkeesian in one form or another? Furthermore, doesn’t Feminist Frequency function as a publicity platform that helps Ms. Sarkeesian get income in other ways that don’t show up on her organization’s Form 990? How much free travel and how many free meals does she get every year? What sort of opportunities can a shrewd opportunist leverage from a 501(c)3 racket like that?

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I’ve written a lot about Twitter and the BS we’ve seen toward Robert Stacy McCain the last few days and it has generated a lot of hits but I’d like to go off on a slight tangent.

For whatever reason HBO had one of their semi-annual “Free on Demand” moments and being newly laid off from the lowest paying job I’ve had since I left college in 1985 (Despite the spectacular Obama economy that everyone in the media is telling us we’re in’s talking about) I’ve been taking advantage of the situation to watch my two favorite series: John Adams: about the blunt spoken founding Father who Ted Cruz so reminds me of (more on that later this week) and Band of Brothers the true story of Easy Company in Europe during World War 2.

I bring this up because yesterday I was watching episodes six and seven which take place in Bastogne at the Battle of the Bulge where the 101st airborne are dealing with being surrounded in the dead of winter with little food, limited ammo, no winter clothing while under siege by a German Army five times their size with armor and artillery pounding them to pieces.

Their plight illustrates the difference between the fantasy that Robert Stacy McCain’s contrary opinions are causing oppression to the wealthy feminists now in charge at the Twitter “Safety” crew and feminist students at top line colleges whose annual tuition is double what I was making in my now non-existent job are suffering beyond measure by having their own public statements, expressed publicly on the net, quoted back at them, vs people actually suffering and risking something for a cause.

Furthermore one doesn’t have to go to drama to illustrate the costs of real suffering or risk, one can simply look at stories like this

The career criminal whose drawn gun sparked a wild shootout in which two Brooklyn police officers were wounded in Bedford-Stuyvesant early Saturday is a cop-hating, self-radicalized Muslim who is associated with other suspected extremists, police sources told The Post.

Jamal Funes, whose rap sheet stretches 17 years across three states, is “associated with people the Joint Terrorism Task Force are looking at,” one source said.

via Pam Geller who says:

The NYPD is a favorite target for devout Muslims engaging in jihad. As big as this story is, don’t expect the enemedia to report it. One resident said, “We felt like we were in Baghdad.” Uh, you are.

“When officers show up, they’re in the middle of a combat situation.”

Of course to the people who are silencing Stacy it’s the police who are the oppressors and the gunman the victim, just as the Muslim refugees who were assaulting women in cologne are the victims and the women assaulted in stories like this:

“Teenage Afghan migrant, 16, ‘rapes worker at Belgian asylum centre two weeks after attending a course on how to treat Western women,

Somehow don’t raise the ire of their feminist sisters that the words of Robert Stacy McCain Do.

That’s the real difference between those trying to silence Stacy McCain and Stacy himself.

Stacy surrounded by his children and grandchildren and well versed in the sacrifices both he and his ancestors have gone through to give said children and grandchildren their life in America, knows that even if Twitter never lets him back in, he’s a lucky man with a good life, better that most of the human race before him has endured and he is grateful to God for this bounty.

Meanwhile his critics who are trying to put him down, being ignorant of history and brought up in a culture that’s told them how special they are all their lives, continue to see themselves as oppressed victims of a terrible system even as they draw a healthy pay and enjoy one of the most comfortable lifestyles in the history of mankind.

What an unhappy life that must be. Even with all the financial issues I’ve had for the last year and the physical illness I’ve gone through for the last month, I wouldn’t trade places any of those people in the Twitter Safety crowd or those feminists crying in their cornflakes even if it came with the extra years of their comparative youth.

And I suspect neither would Robert Stacy McCain.

Update: I know I use this Screwtape quote a lot but it so fits here

The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality. Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method…you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.

I suspect Screwtape and his friends have a field day with modern feminists.

Oh and expect to see more of this:

“The intolerant student Left has even turned on me – a lifelong civil rights campaigner,”

First they came for RS McCain….

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This was totally expected

sextrouble

I must confess when Stacy was first banned I presumed it was the act of some overzealous twitter intern over the weekend that would be reversed once pressure was applied.

But It’s been 48 and despite Streisand Effect like attention Twitter has now banned Stacy’s book promotion account after it drew several thousand followers very quickly.

I talked to Stacy Last night (more details tomorrow) and we noted that Twitter’s actions in an election year reminded us of other leftist business like Salon or the endeavors of Tina Brown which habitually hemorrhaged money for their investors but served the purpose of reinforcing the memes of the left in culture meaning that the lost was not so much a financial hardship but an investment in the culture wars.

I submit and suggest that this is what is going on here. Stacy McCain is the test case and with a candidate even worse that John Kerry at the top of the ticket you will see Twitter acting decisively to suppress conservative opinions on their platform and by the time election day rolls around you will see things that will make his banning look like a kiss in the cheek.

Stacy McCain is the test case. Folks it’s time to choose sides

Update: OK I must admit I didn’t expect this:

quitter

Because what we really need in this world is a junior star chamber wannabe.

Just got off the phone with Stacy and he read me this email from Twitter:

@rsmccain

Hello,

You’re account was suspended because it was found to be violating the Twitter Rules…specifically our rules around participating in targeted abuse.

You’re account will not be restored.

Thanks,

Twitter

Now It seems to me that if this is the case they should be able to produce screen caps of said abuse to back up this statement. I’m sure we’d all be delighted to see them.

Or perhaps they are as imaginary as the infamous claims of abuse during the Obamacare debate that oddly no microphone or camera managed to pick up.

Update 2: Twitchy notices and the Fedealist says this:

You get the same impression when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey proclaims that “Twitter stands for freedom of expression, speaking truth to power, and empowering dialogue. That starts with safety.”

No, actually, “freedom of expression” starts with “freedom.” It’s right there at the beginning of the phrase. But by recasting it as an issue of “safety,” Twitter de-emphasizes the “freedom” part and sets up a rationale to limit or ban its users in the name of protecting others.

And so we see, less than two weeks later, a particularly sharp-elbowed and combative critic of feminism getting his account suspended.

and ends with this classic line

Follow Robert on Twitter, until they kick him off.

Hey Dishonorable people gotta act dishonorable.

Update 3: at Instapundit a link to The rise of intollorant liberals

What we have here is nothing less than a new and highly attractive form of illiberalism—an illiberal liberalism, if you will. Intolerance is championed in the name of tolerance, closed-mindedness in the name of open-mindedness, and hatred in the name of compassion. It’s classic double-think, and the deception is precisely the danger. Americans don’t expect liberals to be authoritarian wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are not prepared to be on guard all the time because liberals are supposed to be the good guys—the guardians of freedom of speech and the like.

As the saying goes: Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.

Update 4: PJ media notices something

In truth, we’ve only heard from one side in this dispute. And if someone knows of a liberal figure who has had their account suspended, I’d certainly like to hear it.

But after searching on Google for several minutes, I couldn’t find a single complaint from a liberal who had their account killed. Considering the viciousness and abuse of liberal trolls that’s at least as bad as some conservatives, it would be reasonable to conclude that Twitter is being extremely subjective and partisan in defining “abuse.”

What’s the word UNEXPECTEDLY

Update 5: Stacy posts the email and asks the obvious questions

Well, what is “targeted abuse,” what constitutes “participating” in this behavior, and what are the “rules around” it? Where is the evidence that I have been “violating the Twitter Rules”? Who was “targeted”? What was the nature of the “abuse”? Questions like this multiply, you see, if we can be permitted to ask questions of the arbiters of “Twitter Rules,” but that’s just it: No questions allowed!

“It’s as if the grown-ups left for the weekend,
and the SJW interns are in control.”

This morning, again without explanation, the @SexTroubleBook account — which I created last year to promote my book — was suspended.

Everybody is shocked, shocked!

“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant,
then it tries to silence good.”

Feminism is evil. But you knew that, right?

Update 6: Actor Adam Baldwin spoke in favor of Stacy

Now his twitter account appears to have been wiped of all tweets but that one.

Update 7: Batteswarm

Actor Adam Baldwin’s verified account appears to have been “shadowbanned” (i.e., his account has not been suspended, but none of his Tweets, except the one he has pinned at top, appear are visible to other users.
Discussion of the current problem and how to fix it. Including “Dismantle the kangaroo court” and “Fire CEO Jack Dorsey.” “The ‘Trust and Safety Council’ was Dorsey’s brainchild, and he’s the one who chose to give it over to political hacks with an axe to grind. In other words, while Twitter’s user base has been leveling off and its share price has been going down in flames, he’s been busy hatching a scheme to drive away even more of its users.” (Hat tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)
Conservative writer John Podhoretz’ blue “verified” check-mark on Twitter was breifly removed over the weekend, then restored.
It appears more and more that Twitter’s “Trust and Safety Council” should be more properly named “Anita Sarkeesian’s Committee To Ban People Who Say Mean Things About Her.”

Author John Wright:

I do not use Twitter, so it is nothing to me that they have decreed themselves to be an arm of the Democrat Party, and vowed to use all their powers in an election year to belittle, harass, silence, and smother any conservative voices in the public arena.

But please keep in mind. The virulent strain of Political Correctness known as Social Justice Warfare, Fifth Wave Feminism, or Intersectionalism, also known as Morlockery, is hatred, pure and simple.

It is directionless, destructive, and omnivorous. They are not in favor of anything, they just hate you.

Why such creatures are tolerated among civilized men for even an instant is beyond understanding.

and Ace takes a stand

Update 8: Larry Correia too

Un freaking believable

Update 9: Instalanche and a quesiton: If Stacy, Baldwin and Correia were liberals would there be any other story in the MSM today?

Update 10: Not a big fan of Anonymous still (via Redstate)…

GhostSec, a counterterrorism group within the Anonymous collective, which battles ISIS online, issued the following statement:

“Anyone who supports free speech should support Stacy McCain. Censorship has been used throughout history by tyrants and oppressors. McCain simply criticized someone. If this is what led to his suspension, then Twitter’s feet need to be held to the fire until the actions against Yiannopoulos and McCain are reversed.

This is not a partisan issue. You either support free speech or you don’t. If you want free speech for yourself, you have to support free speech for others–including those with whom you disagree.

Quite frankly, anyone who has a meltdown over a difference of opinion is probably better suited to spending their time in a daycare center than on a social media platform through which the exchange of ideas takes place.

GhostSec does not target hateful speech because as unpleasant as it may be, it is still free speech. GhostSec targets illegal speech — threats, propaganda and recruitment attempts by terrorists and their supporters.”

Immediately following the addition of Twitter’s new council, several members of Anonymous, who work on thwarting ISIS online (#OpISIS), also had their Twitter accounts suspended. Many of these Twitter users had been very vocal in their criticism of Twitter’s lax policy in addressing terrorist activity.

Free speech can use all the allies it can get

Update 11:  Now Chris Loesch suddenly gone too? I’m told he’s on “hiatus” I don’t know what that means, surely if he choose to stop tweeting his account would still exist.

chrisloesch

I’m told he decided to go completely off line and take time off, I guess we can’t blame this one on twitter.

Update 12:  Adam Baldwin has left Twitter in Protest

Baldwin, who currently stars in the TNT hit show ‘The Last Ship,’ tells Independent Journal Review that Twitter’s new policy of punishing users for speech it finds “offensive” is the reason for his departure from the social platform:

“It’s really a shame that so-called ‘liberal thinkers’ and the so called ‘tolerant crowd’ is intolerant of varying viewpoints. They’re so afraid to hear people disagree with them. Instead of ignoring it or providing their own arguments in return, they say “shut up!”

“I’ve had enough. Twitter is dead to me,” Baldwin tells us, “I’m going to find greener pastures elsewhere and I’m not coming back.”

Me I’m staying until they boot me, why make it easier for them to get rid of conservatives?

Update 13:  Deny Deny Deny: via Batshit crazy news

Of course there isn’t a shred of truth to this perception, but for the people spreading it, the truth is irrelevant. The tweets, blogs and videos are designed to incite rage and enlist more people to join the crusade against me. They are designed to make me out as a powerful enemy of free speech who is determined to crush the expression of any idea she doesn’t agree with, and they conveniently support the perception some have created that I am not a feminist pop culture critic but rather some kind of diabolical supervillain, hell-bent on creating an oppressive society.

This conspiracy and others like it are themselves a manifestation of misogyny, borne out of a deep distrust and hatred of women.

Object to our actions and that’s proof you MUST be a misogynist.

If you told me this would be twitter a week ago I wouldn’t have believed you.

Update 14:  Baldwin’s departure noted by Townhall  & Twitchy and the leftists at Mother Jones celebrate.

Gotta love the left’s love for free speech.

Update 15:  Stacy is not on twitter but there are ways around this to wit…

Update 16: Fake Harassment vs the real thing
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Before there was Milo Yiannopoulos there was Robert Stacy McCain. A chain smoking, beer drinking, coffee guzzling hard nosed reporter who rather than simply going with the flow and repeating the conventional wisdom dared to go out into the field and actually see and report for himself.

And when he didn’t have a spot in the MSM to do it anymore on a regular basis he began his web site The Other McCain (named to differentiate himself from his distant cousin John in the Senate) and with funding provided by his readers (and sometimes without it going places on a wing and a prayer) he would travel the country from Alaska to New Hampshire from Nevada to New Orleans to cover stories that the MSM would not.

And when Bill Sparkman’s death became a national story and there were cries of “Send the Body to Glenn Beck” it was Stacy McCain who was the boots on the ground who actually went to Kentucky and investigated the story finding no evidence of murder and was vindicated when his death was revealed to be a suicide staged to appear like a murder.

He has managed to do all of this while raising a family of six which now includes two grandchildren who are his joy (although they have considerably slowed down his travels, after all family comes first).

Bottom line though not a rich man Robert Stacy McCain is an American Success story he has built a nationwide, dare I say worldwide following presenting his viewpoint and highlighting the public viewpoints of others who would rather keep their actual words and opinions under the radar because Robert Stacy McCain is loyal to his family, his God, his friends and the Truth.

I know this because I’m proud to say he is my friend. I’ve learned an awful lot from him the most important thing being there is no substitute for actually being there, gathering factual evidence, seeing for yourself and reporting the truth.

I guess that’s why Twitter’s new Star Chamber has decided to Suspend him sometime yesterday evening:

Ironically this caused the hashtag #freestacy to trend on twitter overnight until it suddenly no longer was able to autocomplete

The hashtag associated with McCain’s suspension (#FreeStacy) was actually allowed to trend, at one point, but as Mike Cernovich points out, now it won’t even autocomplete. That’s one of the tools Twitter has been using to slow down hashtags, as of late. GamerGate no longer autocompletes, either, even though several anti-GG hashtags do.

Now in fairness Twitter is a private company and they do have the right to run their business as they see fit.

But I submit and suggest to twitter & their investors that the way to success is not to alienate half of your potential customer base particularly in an election year, furthermore as anyone who knows anything about tech can tell you today’s popular site can become tomorrow’s AOL & Compuserve in a heartbeat.

As for myself I’m going to monitor Stacy’s account on the “quitter” platform, anything he tweets there I’m going to tweet on twitter until they get around to suspending me, I’ve also tweeted out to some of his friends in the MSM like Jake Tapper of CNN and Dave Weigel of the Washington post suggesting that this might be a story worth covering.

And of course you can help out by buying his book

I would also remind our friends on the left who might be celebrating that trends tend to ebb and flow and the day may come when you might find yourself silenced by the heavy hand of government or industry. Perhaps you might be counting on us on the right to aid you due to our principles despite your silence or celebration today. I’ll let Amy Pond answer that one:

Either you’re for free speech or you’re not, it’s time to choose sides.

Update: From the latest post Stacy authored on his blog

My paratrooper son spends his days jumping out of C-130s and marching for miles with 70 pounds of gear on his back, but Rutgers students “broke down crying” and were “scared to walk around campus” because Milo gave a speech? Are there any sane students at Rutgers? Are there no responsible adults in the administration or faculty? Like every other university in America, Rutgers has been descending into decadent chaos for years,

I often joke that such people are screaming to HR people “don’t hire me” but perhaps they are just the type of people twitter is looking for.

They had better hope twitter still exists by the time they graduate.

Update 2:  A great quote from his old blog at the start of the Sparkman case really says what Stacy McCain is all about:

If it turns out that Sparkman was lynched by the Clay County Glenn Beck Palinista Wing Nut Militia, OK. If it turns out he was murdered by dope growers or ‘shiners, OK. If it turns out he was murdered for perverse motives by some toothless inbred banjo-picker who thought Sparkman bore a fetching resemblance to Ned Beatty, OK.

But if you’re not going to do any reporting, Andrew, your baseless speculation about the Sparkman murder is as far from actual journalism as your idiotic obstetric theorizing about Trig Palin.

Just the facts and it’s worth noting who he gave credit to for his ability to find them

I would never have been able to do that reporting without the generosity of the tip-jar hitters. When I got the wild notion of traveling to Kentucky to cover the Sparkman case, I wrote:

Figure 1,200 miles travel round-trip, at 25 cents per mile, that’s $300. Five meals at $5/each, that’s another $25. A carton of smokes, $50; ten cups of coffee, $20. If you add$125/night for a hotel room, I could make it a two-day trip for $500. . . .
So if the tip jar contributions between now and Sunday evening reach $300, I’ll take it for granted that the rest will come through while I’m on the road. I could be filing reports with a Kentucky dateline by Monday noon.

That’s why Stacy will forever be hated, because the only person who owns him is you.

Update 3: I haven’t spoken to stacy today but Ralph has:

My politics are conservative, my economics are Austrian, my faith is Christian. It’s that simple — and certain people HATE me for it. But those people hate everybody who is not a Democrat. Fine. I understand that kind of hate, having once been a Democrat myself, but Democrats think of their personal hatred as “social justice.” And so I understand them better than they understand me…They do not fool me, nor should anyone else be deceived by their bogus hustle, and the fact that my @rsmccain account got suspended? Just further proof of what I keep saying: Feminism is a totalitarian movement, and the First Rule of Feminism is, “Shut up!” Sarkeesian and her crowd cannot sustain their arguments against well-informed criticism, and so they attempt to “win” the argument by silencing all criticism.

This is why you can’t even state FACTS about these people on Twitter without being accused of “harassment.” Facts are harassment and truth is hate

Update 4: Instalanche, thanks Glenn & Now a Memeorandum thread, can you say “Streisand Effect?”

Update 5: Twitchy gets into the act and Hogewash who has some experience in these matters speaks thus:

Glenn Reynolds says he’s losing patience with Twitter. Professor, I lost a whole lot more than patience with ’em last year when I was suspended based of lies from Brett Kimberlin. Twitter is clearly an untrustworthy business partner. The only reason I use their service is the lack of a viable competitor. As soon as one appears, I will be an early adopter.

This is what we free market capitalists calls a “business opportunity” Charlie Baker take note.

Update 6: Author Vox Day links, I’m sure he’s high on the Twitter kill list also now a reddit thread. I think Twitter’s plan is turning out to be less cunning than any of Baldrick’s

Update 7: Stacy finally officially weighs in at his site:

Unexpectedly, and without explanation, my @rsmccain Twitter account was suspended Friday evening. Based on past experiences, my guess would be that this resulted from a complaint by one of the leading “social justice warriors” (SJWs) who have been at war with #GamerGate since August 2014. However, there was no reason stated for the suspension, and who knows? So I’ve switched to the @SexTroubleBook account I created to promote my book and meanwhile, friends who are fed up with Twitter’s bias and censorship started the #FreeStacy hashtag.

and of course stacy has an Instalanche ensuring the story gets even bigger.

Why do I have the feeling people at twitter are running to their safe spaces?

Update 8: At Protein Wisdom / Before it’s news

Twitter isn’t merely targeting spammers. For weeks, users have been reporting that tweets from populist conservatives, members of the alternative right, cultural libertarians, and other anti-PC dissidents have disappeared from their timelines.

Twitter, as a private company, has every right to do what they want. However, if they are going to censor or ban on ideological grounds, they should be honest enough to put that in the TOS and let the market decide.

But Leftism and honesty are not well acquainted.

Update 9: Some things are so predictable, yet still disappointing

Update 10: Legal Insurrection

McCain is a conservative blogger who has keyed on the decline of campus culture generally and in particular due process for defendants in campus sexual assault allegations. He is also a vocal critic of Twitter’s de-verification of @Nero’s account.

Taken together this paints a concerning picture. The Trust and Safety Council is a dressed up censorship board and will provide cover if and when Twitter shutting down or diminishing disfavored accounts.

Update 11: Rand Koch:

I’d like to say I expected stuff like this, but of course I did not think it could be so soon, or so overt. This was pretty quick.

It’s as if the grown-ups left for the weekend, and the SJW interns are in control. It was only supposed to be just in case the circuit breakers popped — it is a weekend, after all — but then those interns saw an injustice that needed to be fixed, and it couldn’t wait ’til Monday.

Twitter may or may not see this as a mistake. I assume they will adapt to the complaints.

Update 12:  Reason Magazine gets to the heart of the matter:

Twitter is a private company, of course, and if it wants to outlaw strong language, it can. In fact, it’s well within its rights to have one set of rules for Robert Stacy McCain, and another set of rules for everyone else. It’s allowed to ban McCain for no reason other than its bosses don’t like him. If Twitter wants to take a side in the online culture war, it can. It can confiscate Milo Yiannopoulos’s blue checkmark. This is not about the First Amendment.

But if that’s what Twitter is doing, it’s certainly not being honest about it—and its many, many customers who value the ethos of free speech would certainly object. In constructing its Trust and Safety Council, the social media platform explicitly claimed it was trying to strike a balance between allowing free speech and prohibiting harassment and abuse. But its selections for this committee were entirely one-sided—there’s not a single uncompromising anti-censorship figure or group on the list. It looks like Twitter gave control of its harassment policy to a bunch of ideologues, and now their enemies are being excluded from the platform.

 

Update 13: Classic RS McCain

Update 14: Drudge has linked to Legal Insurrection’s post on the subject this likely means Limbaugh will be talking the story on Monday and yet Twitter has not reinstated Stacy. I’m wondering if they’ve decided to go all in.

Update 15: The Lonely Conservative

Twitter recently started something called the Trust and Safety council, or something like. I think they should call it the Silence Conservatives council instead.

That’s pretty much it.

Update 16: They’ve now suspended his book account

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Professor Horatio Smith:  The trouble with us Mr. Maxwell is we don’t understand women.

Pimpernel Smith 1941

Is this hideous parody of “higher education” worth $46,417 a year?

RS McCain 2016

When I saw this post at Stacy McCain’s site concerning a rather quiet settlement in the Washington & Lee case:

Washington and Lee University has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who claimed he was unfairly kicked out of school based on an allegation of sexual assault.

The student, who was identified only as John Doe in court records, had challenged a campus judicial proceeding that led to his expulsion.

W&L and the student have “compromised and settled all matters in controversy,” according to a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lynchburg.

Both sides are asking Judge Norman Moon to dismiss the case. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Last April, Moon denied a motion by the university to throw the case out, saying that the allegations made in the lawsuit, if “taken as true, suggest that W&L’s disciplinary procedures, at least when it comes to charges of sexual misconduct, amount to a practice of railroading accused students.”

And this write up concerning motive:  

Holding the false accuser accountable isn’t part of the feminist agenda, because to tell the whole truth about such matters might give a clue to why women sometimes do lie about rape.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

If you read John Doe’s complaint against Washington and Lee, you can surmise that the accuser was interested in a serious romantic relationship with John Doe, but he seemed to treat their two hookups as merely casual sex. When he later got serious with another girl, we may further surmise, his accuser regretted her previous liaisons with John Doe — she felt used, a “pump-and-dump” — and it was this sense of  regret, and a desire for revenge against the boy who had treated her badly, that inspired her to accuse him of sexual assault.

I couldn’t help but think of the classic movie Pimpernel Smith from 1941.

In the movie which takes place in spring of 1939 Leslie Howard plays Professor Horatio Smith a 40 something seemingly absent minded archaeologist and confirmed bachelor who only interest in women is in a statue of Aphrodite Calapeso that he dug up on the Island of Lesbos which he habitually and obsessively admires in the Cambridge Museum of Antiquities to the point where on discovering a speck of dust berates curator Jordan as a Vandal and Visigoth (terms which I suspect students at William & Mary may not recognize these days).  He is so obsessed with his statue and so absent minded that he finds himself missing classes and lectures.

Jordan:  Professor The college school just called for you Sir, you’re late.

Prof Smith: Late for what

Jordan:  Your lecture sir

Prof Smith:  Don’t be ridiculous  my lecture isn’t until Friday

Jordan: But Today is Friday sir.

Prof Smith:  Good heavens!  Extraordinary!  What happened to Thursday?

Jordan:  We had it Yesterday Sir

Professor Smith however has a secret, the reason why he is missing full weeks of lectures and spending so much time in Germany is not due to his archaeological efforts.  It’s because he is (as the title suggests) secretly smuggling German dissidents out of the country under the noses of the Nazis.

So when he plans a new expedition to Germany with some of his students to cover his activities he first conspires to make sure that none of the females students are present in his class before his offer is made.

Professor Horatio Smith:  Greek women moreover were condemned to habitual seculison, an admirable practice, which unfortunately is not followed in this university.

Female Student:  Do you object to our presence here professor?

Professor Horatio Smith:  Oh I can’t object, I can merely deplore it.

This has the effect of causing the female students in the class to walk out, at which point the asks the remaining students in any would like to accompany him to central Europe where he is looking for evidence of an early Aryan civilization.  He makes it clear that women are not welcome.

Mr. Elstead:  Would I be allowed to bring my young sister sir?

Professor Horatio Smith:  No Mr. Elstead I’m looking to avoid the company of females in general and young sisters in particular.

In Germany his students are overwhelmed by the pace he keeps and when they try to distract him at a chalie at the German Swiss border with an attractive young serving girl he expresses only annoyance and distraction.  (yet still manages to sneak out, despite the presence of a german guard and aid a dissident across the border & get back in time to escape detection).

His students eventually figure out what is going in and insist on helping but when the Gestapo head General Von Graham finds a clue indicating that the man they want will be at a reception held by the British Embassy to which he is invited that things get interesting. His agents including a Miss. Cole who we later discover is the daughter of an imprisoned Polish editor who has been promised her father’s freedom if she can track down the mysterious man helping dissidents escape, attend and while most of his agents suspect various people, she, after an encounter with Professor Smith’s american student Maxwell, becomes convinced that Smith is her man. They scoff but she is convinced.

The story turns when she visits Professor Smith’s bedroom, much to his annoyance after the event. She proclaims she has figured out who he but doesn’t want to turn him in so she offers him an ultimatum:

Ms. Cole:  Before I go you’ve got to choose.  Either you help my father to escape or I’ll go straight to the Gestapo and tell them what I know.

Professor Smith:  Very well go there quickly I hope they prove less skeptical than I.

He goes into the bathroom to get a towel and finds she has broken down in tears on his bed over the choice between betraying her principles or leaving her father in the hands of the Nazi., but Smith unsure of her story is having none of it.

Professor Smith:   What on earth are you crying for?  What have I done?  You’ve brought this all on yourself.  I didn’t ask you to come here I’m horrified at the idea of a strange woman in my rooms and a woman in tears at that.  Or ARE they tears? [she raises her head, showing her tears are real] yes  they are,  well they don’t have any effect on me, believe me.  Here  mop them up with that, you look awful.  And don’t try any more fairy tales with me. [she runs out leaving her bag] here you’ve forgotten your…

The next morning he finds himself changed and when one of his agents reports that she is in fact the daughter of the dissident as she claimed crashes a luncheon date one of his students had with her returning her handbag and replacing her spilled powder he asks a rather direct and revealing question to his student in front of her face:

Professor Smith:  Mr. Maxwell if you heard a very remarkable man had been imprisoned by the Nazis, what would you do?

Maxwell:  My damndest to get him out.

Professor Smith:  Now isn’t that remarkable.  Every now and then he and I have exactly the same idea.  

Ms. Cole:  [Wearing an expression of shock and relief] Could I have some water please

Professor Smith:  Certainly not, Vorak some champagne 

As you might guess the Gestapo chief, who had scoffed at her suspicion of Smith who he considers a fool changes his tune when she reports back that she was dead wrong…

General Von Graum:  I didn’t believe her Marx, I didn’t believe her.  But I do now, that idiotic archeologist.

Marx:  sir

General Von Graum:  But we’ve got to have proof.

..and he sets a trap for both of them.

Will they fall into the trap?  Can they spring her father and his friends from the concentration camp?  And even if they do can they and Ms. Cole escape the Gestapo’s wrath and get out of Germany alive?

Rather than spoil the ending I’ll embed the film at the end of the post but the question becomes, what does all of this have to do with the Washington & Lee case. Just this:

In the movie Professor Smith deplores the presence of women on campus likely due to his own myopia .  With our modern eyes we, even knowing that he is secretly risking his life to foil the greatest  villains in modern history, as backward and wrong.  Yet perhaps the character who could see far enough head to foil the Nazi might have anticipated the situation at Washington & Lee:

Washington and Lee, whose history stretches back to its founding before the American Revolution, was for more than 200 years an all-male school, and did not admit its first female undergraduate student until 1985. Scarcely 30 years after that, half the university’s enrollment is female, and any male student who enrolls there knows he will be immediately expelled if his ex-girlfriend decides “regret equals rape.” This is why parents pay for their sons to attend Washington and Lee (annual tuition $46,417), a school where “equality” means that male students have no rights at all.

At a school whose namesakes were honorable men, there is now not a shred of honor or decency left. The modern worship of “equality” has destroyed everything honorable about Washington and Lee, where corrupt administrators supervise dishonest faculty in the miseducation of their perverted students. Parents thinking of sending their children there should check out the Washington and Lee University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. Maybe your child will want to enroll in the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program at Washington and Lee University.

Is this hideous parody of “higher education” worth $46,417 a year?

Given today’s political correctness there is some danger, to objecting to or even deploring how far a once great university has fallen. although the real world risk doesn’t yet extend to the degree that the fictional Professor Pimpernel Smith did in combating his Nazis.

Fortunately for the parents of young men looking at higher education, they need not publicly object or deplore the situation, they can simply choose to spend their hard earned money elsewhere.

A closing note. This film which Leslie Howard, produced, directed and starred in, released in London while England was still fighting the Nazis alone, would be one of his last. Howard would die two years later shot down by German fighters over the Bay of Biscay.

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Perchik: Money is the world’s curse.
Tevye: May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.

Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Bernie: Well, the people we cover – we move in their world but it is their world. You can’t live like them, Alicia. You’ll never keep up. Now, if you try and make this job about the money, you’ll be nothing but miserable, ’cause we don’t get the money – never have, never will.”

The Paper 1994

In yet another in his ongoing series on feminism Robert Stacy McCain lets the dirty little secret of the movement out of the bag:

Only an extraordinary sort of financial security can explain how a writer could be able to wait a full decade between writing the first draft of an essay and its initial publication. During the intervening years, MacKinnon published The Sexual Harassment of Working Women (1979) just two years after graduating from Yale Law School. This Marxist daughter of a Republican father was able to make herself an “expert” on the problems of “working women” precisely because she never had to work a day in her life.

The secret ingredient of feminist ideology is Daddy’s money. It was her remarkable socioeconomic privilege that was the basis of MacKinnon’s lifelong assault on “male supremacy,” and we see a similar pattern in the lives of many other feminists.

The irony here of course is that you are talking people in the highest percentile of American society crying oppression.  The irony is magnified when you consider that compared to the rest of the world practically the entire United States is in the top 1% that’s why folks are so anxious to come here, after all if Sicily was so awesome my grandparents would have stayed there.

The problem with the idle rich making these grand pronouncements is that when ordinary people (based on US/Western standards of “ordinary” of course) try to live this kind of life bad things happen:

And now with every cent of tuition possible extracted from her, and a decade or more of indoctrination she now finds herself released into the wild.  With no prospects, no marketable skills and a set of beliefs diametrically opposed to those needed to excel in a world that, while much easier than the one her grandparents and distant ancestors had to earn their daily bread in, still is based on reality, not the Marxist claptrap she was taught.

In other words she was taken, used and deceived and when she finds herself not useful enough to the cause tossed into the water for the first time in her life without a clue how to swim.

Put simply you are being used to justify the insecurities of some very rich and comfortable people who could never square the circle of having it all and still being unhappy.

Right now with Hillary Clinton running for president there is a brief window where these people will be useful idiots and the campaign will use them to the fullest.  For that brief moment they will be swept up in the desire to “make a difference” and get the impression that wonderful things are about to happen.

But I assure you that like the black community that Barack Obama turned his back on when he had their votes, once Hillary is safely in the White House these people’s usefulness will be at an end and when a useful idiot has the “useful” taken away, all you have left is an idiot.

Young ladies, don’t be that idiot 

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I know you can get the MSM for nothing, but that’s pretty much what most of them are worth.

…read this piece from Robert Stacy McCain about the fear of the cops in his “teenage dopehead” days:

Even when I was a teenage dopehead criminal, I never lost my fear of the police. In Douglas County, Georgia, 40 years ago, Sheriff Earl Lee had a tough, no-nonsense reputation. Teenage dopeheads had to be careful not to push their luck too far in Douglas County. Quite a few of my dope buddies learned that lesson the hard way, trust me.

It was fear of the police that played a prominent place in this story:


my buddy was in such bad shape he couldn’t figure out how to start the car and, in a wild fit of drug-induced paranoid rage, he threw open the door of the car and went rampaging across the parking lot.

He ran toward the apartment building where he began banging on windows and yelling. Holy crap, I thought, somebody’s gonna call the cops. However much I feared the police, my even greater fear was that I would be arrested while driving Dad’s car in Mableton, after I’d borrowed the car by telling Mom a ridiculous made-up story about needing to drive my buddy to his house for some reason. So when my buddy went on his manic rampage — people coming out on their apartment balconies to see what all the commotion was about — this brought me out of my own head-spinning trip. This was an emergency and I had to deal with it. I got out of the car and ran over to grab him, where he was crashing through the shrubbery next to the apartment.

“Hey, man, we gotta get out of here. Somebody’s gonna call the cops.”

The word “cops” seemed to pierce his bubble of insanity. No teenage dopehead ever wants to encounter the police, and so next thing I can remember — these scenes are just crazy fragments of memory, as I say — we were back in the car, this time with me at the wheel, trying to get it to crank and when it finally started, we cruised out of there as rapidly as possible without attracting unnecessary attention.

Take a look at that story again and ask yourself two questions:

“How does that story end if neither of those two young idiots there is no fear of the police?”

How does that play out in the 21st century with drugs much more powerful available?

I’ll tell you how it doesn’t play out with a guy straightening himself out, finding a good wife and end up with six good kids including a ranger and a pair of grand children.

Think about it.

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As he is want to do Stacy McCain tends to find some of the funniest stuff on the net posted by various feminists on Tumbler:

Going to the post I expected a rant concerning feminism, instead it is was a post by a black woman about something that happened at school:

i had a good ass conversation with this dude from class. we have the same major, he’s black, seemingly intelligent. i always like to touch base with niggas who i can relate to.
we talking finance and universities and shit. we standing by this car for like the whole conversation & he says his ride isn’t coming. so we posted up on this accord like it’s yours bruh? ok
i value his student ethic and i be giving my lil homegirls rides home when they stuck, so i half ass ask if he wants a home. had to half ass it so he wouldn’t take it as a green light. first mistake.

Google chrome didn’t auto translate the page but the story is basically this:

Girl talks to guy after class, guy seems OK

Girl offers guy ride home when he says he doesn’t have one.

Guy takes this as a signal that it’s not starts spilling BS to try to impress her

Guy has her stop at a medical pot store he drugs up she feels like a fool

Girl eventually leaves thinking, this guy is a loser

At least that the best translation I could come up with.

Now at this point you might be wondering:  “Hey DaTechGuy why this business is of any actual interest?  Why are you wasting our time?”

Well it’s because there is an important revelation in the middle of this that needs a lot more eyeballs.  Here is the paragraph with the line that jumped out at me emphasis mine:

he wanted to stop at the weed shop, he knew one that didn’t card. whatever. he said he was going to take me inside. at first i was on some, “no the fuck u not, me and u not walking in no where”, but curiosity got my ass. everybody in a 10 mile radius has a medical license except me, and you can’t enter a legitimate dispensary without one.

If I’m reading this right This young lady must live in a very unhealthy area with a large amount of glaucoma patients and cancer cases (must be a lot of hotdog and bacon stands) because she seems to be saying that just about everyone in the area happens to have the “medical license” needed to purchase pot for medical use.

Now if you are one of the people who have been pushing medical Marijuana and lobbying for it with story after story of either old people suffering from a horrible disease, or a little kids with glaucoma & their families making a teary eye appeal to voters saying that medical marijuana is all about making life bearable for a lot of helpless innocent sick people, you might find that explanation completely believable.

However it seems to me that the more likely explanation is that this young woman was stating quite bluntly that anybody who is looking to score recreational pot to get high, including the young, is able to get a licence to circumvent federal law to do so.

One might think that my conclusion is rather obvious, particularly when you read her description of the shop and the people there:

walk in. cameras everywhere. weed smells good as fuck. two layer hood nigga gates on the windows and doors. very authentic.

he gets pat down by the lobby security. nigga gone look me up and down and gone smize at me. as if. why u smizing anyway

i walk in. ‘staff’ all look rough. happy. everybody 16-22. i’m trying to grasp my experience and he interrupts me by tapping my shoulder, to tell me, that he, mr flex & floss, needs my $5.

However there is a lot of incentive to ignore this reality

The sellers pretend otherwise because they see easy money.

The state pretends otherwise because they see easy tax revenue

The elected officials pretend otherwise because they the likelihood of  big contributions coming from the lobbyist to protect this business.

The lobbyists  pretend otherwise because they see a big pie with a piece reserved for them.

The bureaucracies pretend otherwise because see  they power to licence dispensaries and distribution as a way to reward friends and punish enemies.

And of course Democrats pretend otherwise because their base is the main customer base for this product and wants it.

Now I’ve said many times that I have a perverse incentive to go along with this, ever single drugged out loser out there increases the value and price to any employer for people like my sons who don’t touch the stuff because everybody is just dying to have some pothead changing their oil, to cook their food & ringing up their groceries and working in their factories.  Pot legal on the state level is  a geek full employment plan at every single level.

But I think it’s a bad thing for society to normalize a product that messes with your brain, that leads the vulnerable to other worse drugs and helps trap people in a permanent underclass.

That’s not only a morally wrong thing, but it’s a stupid thing that while a windfall for some will cost society in terms of pain, treasure and achievement.

That’s the story that’s hiding in that piece and I think a hell of a lot more people need to know and understand it before they jump on the medical pot wagon or decide to push pot as an alternative to opioids.

It’s a horrible idea and creating a legal space for a permanently stoned underclass joined by a bunch of teens who won’t know better protected by law will have costs long after we’re dead and gone and it won’t be people thinking bad feminist poetry is as good as classic rock.

Update: Stacy McCain notes the apparent Glaucoma epidemic in the hood:

Hey #blackeyesmatter

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Stacy McCain has written a lot about various feminists from Amanda Marcotte to Mary Daley and the negative effects they have on society but during the election of 2024 all of those kids are going to be eligible to vote and Amanda Marcotte will be shouting alone.

You can’t fight a culture war without soldiers and while one can rant and rave in an attempt to co-opt the next generation in the end that’s less effective than actually producing it.

Or put simply Stacy McCain 6 Amanda Marcotte 0

Update: This Tweet from Stacy McCain makes me feel even better

Sheldon: Biologically speaking, Howard is perfectly justified in seeking out the optimum mate for the propagation of his genetic line.

Howard: Thank you, Sheldon.

Sheldon: Now, whether that propagation is in the interest of humanity is, of course, an entirely different question.

The Big Bang Theory The Vengeance Formulation 2010

Looking at Twitter Friday Morning I see that it’s necessary to repeat some basic facts of the internet for the benefit of young people who may not know them. Consider this a public service to any person who uses the net.

1.  If you choose to enter the public debate, people will debate you.

It never ceases to amaze me is the expectation that one can enter public debate on the net and expect to not have to defend one’s positions against people who disagree with you.  If you are going to make a public debate on a subject being discussed be prepared to have folks intelligent or not, disagree.

2.  Whatever you say on the internet is inherently public.

Even if you aren’t debating the rule applies.  No matter what you do or say or chat.  If it is on the net on a blog, in a comment, on a forum or in a chat it is public.  Even a “private” post is only as private as the least discreet person you are dealing with.

3.  Whatever you say on the internet is forever.

It takes less than a second to screen capture something on the net.  Once you’ve said something or done something on the net one must assume that it will be there forever.

4.  The default setting of the net is “traceable”

It takes an effort to be truly anonymous, you have to not only mask your IP but if you are having conversations etc you have to mask your speech patterns, for example I use the word “Yet” a lot in writing so if I wanted to comment on something under a different name a person looking to find me could use a program to search that pattern.

5.  The only requirement for finding something “hidden” on the net, is patience.

If a person has the desire to find some information that was placed on the net and is willing to spend weeks or months doing so, they will invariably find what they are looking for if it exists.

6.  Reporters search for information for a living.

If you want to hide information the person you would fear the most is a reporter.  The job of a reporter is to find information that people want to hide and unless a reporter deliberately avoids looking for said info (read MSM concerning Liberals) they will find it.

7.  Nothing is more dangerous than a pre-internet reporter with net knowledge

There are four types of reporters two of which are dying out:

1.  Hard working reporters
2.  Lazy reporters
3.  Old pre-internet reporters who are not net savvy
4.  Old pre-internet era reporters who have become net savvy.

Of the four the most dangerous to a person hiding information is the pre-internet era reporter who is net savvy.  Such a reporter is used to doing research in the old-fashioned way, going to locations, questioning people, locating hard to find articles and books physically and then reading through them,  looking for stray documents that only exist on paper.

To that person used to the physical effort of the former,  hours or days of web searches is a walk in the park.

8.  Beware of obsessive enemies online:

There have always been crazy obsessive people out there, but in the old pre-net days their ability to cause trouble was limited to their driving range, with the net such a person is able, if they want, to make trouble to literally watch your every move for a mistake and pounce when you make one.

Now while all these rules are widely applicable to anyone they all lead to a rather specific conclusion:

9.  Don’t try to mess with or out Crazy Robert Stacy McCain.

What you have here is an obsessive, web savvy old school reporter of 30 years experience, intimately acquainted with libel law,  with a large following who knows how to search the web, recognize patterns and find things.  Furthermore because of his large following among other web savvy people if you choose to mess with him there are literally hundreds of people who will happily supply him with said info if they know it exists or point him in the right direction.

And if that wasn’t bad enough he has the patience to hold said info and release it in a snappy entertaining style that increases the likelihood that people will read it maximizing its effect.

The first amendment gives you the right to free speech, but it doesn’t protect you from the consequences of speech nor does your first amendment said right of another.

So if, for example you are Nicholas Edwin “Sarah” Nyberg and choose you make a public argument concerning say #gamergate which is a topic of current discussion and you react to biting critique from Robert Stacy McCain by say, aiding in his temporary suspension from twitter (a forum he uses to augment his readership and thus his income) it is perfectly reasonable to expect that if one said something in a chat room 10 years earlier that might be at best highly embarrassing or at worst legally actionable that Mr. McCain would not only discover it but tweet it out to his nearly 90,000 followers with screen shots and snark.

One might further expect that if you are someone on twitter like say @Auragasmic who chooses to defend Nyberg or believe his assertions that one might face creative embarrassment that will be retweeted to Mr. McCain’s followers or cause the promotion of slightly odd but devastating Youtube videos that might gather 43,000 views or more be followed up by a larger piece that says something like this:

A shocking new video released this week has brought new attention to claims of pedophilia made against a longtime critic of the #GamerGate movement. The video quotes Internet chat logs attributed to Sarah Nyberg expressing sexual interest in preteen girls

and perhaps get the attention of nationally known reporters with an international platform and

The story is currently working its way through Breitbart’s legal process. I hope to be able to share it with you all soon.

Bottom Line:  Going after Robert Stacy McCain is like poking a wolverine with a stick, you have a right to do it, but it’s unlikely to end well for you.

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I can’t do better than this:

Well, I doubt I’ll be alive in 2040, but I shudder to think what kind of America my children and grandchildren will be living in, 25 years from now, if things keep going in the direction they’re going now, at an ever-accelerating speed. Conservatives must either pick a fight we can win, or else make up our minds that the next time progressive pick a fight — no matter what it is about — we’re going defeat them at all hazards. Every time progressives win, they become stronger and America becomes weaker. Unless we can find some way to counterattack and force the Left to fight on the defensive, there will be no stopping this cultural and political avalanche short of tyranny or anarchy.

Having been a mature adult I can verify all the statements concerning that date he made.

I think my statement from Election night 2012 to Hong Kong TV & French Radio is becoming increasingly true, we are two countries inside a single border and if we are going to ever win we need to follow the advice I gave that evening:

Go to the Latinos and Black Americans, explain WHY conservative economics work for them. Explain why an open border hurts THEM and theirs and explain why the entitlement society makes them peons and slaves to the state as sure as if they were in the plantations of South America or the old South.

Go to women explain WHY not only conservative economics works for them but WHY conservatism in social issues benefits them, their children and themselves.

Let Americans know that WHY a strong America makes them safer than a weak one, make the case and do it every single day.

That’s the only solution. I also suggest a lot of prayer.

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – Here we are, poised on the official entrance of Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential primary, and I am hearing Robert Stacy McCain in my ears from long ago:  No More Bushes!

It has been evident for a long time that the Republican establishment wants Jeb Bush as our 2016 candidate, and we all know how well the establishment has done at picking our candidates.

If I just dropped onto this planet from outer space and knew nothing about any of the candidates, this list at American Spectator today would be all I need to ensure a no-vote for Jeb.  Of course, I didn’t just drop from outer space, however, and I already know that Jeb is not the guy for me.  His support for Common Core is enough in and of itself.

But, the Spectator article does remind us of a couple of Jeb-gaffes that may have slipped your mind:  first, his praise of Hillary Clinton in 2013:

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

He said that just about twelve months after the Benghazi attacks.

The other money quote from the Spectator article, for me, is Jeb’s explanation of illegal immigration:

At a town hall meeting in April 2014, Bush told Shannon Beam of the Fox News Channel the following about illegal immigration, “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.”

Ask Laura Wilkerson about that “act of love.”

Similarly, still in list-mode, HuffPo also has a Jeb Bush list which highlights issues that will keep him from winning the Latino vote.  The HuffPo list includes Jeb’s support for stronger borders,  and his reluctance to raise the minimum wage.

Obviously Jeb has some work to do in reconciling his positions on many issues.

We have a long primary season ahead of us and presumably Jeb Bush will have plenty of time to do that.  But, at the end of the day, and this is by no means an endorsement, but at the end of the day, Stacy McCain does have a point:

Without re-hashing every failure of the conservative grassroots since 2007, however, both team spirit and political professionalism have been in short supply. Finger-pointing recriminations are useless, but we must avoid the mistakes of the past and be prepared (a) to support any candidate — Paul, Walker, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, whoever — who emerges as the conservative alternative to GOP Establishment offering (Christie, Bush, whoever) in the Republican primaries. And if (b) the Establishment nevertheless imposes its will on the party again, we must be prepared to go all-out for the spineless sellout nominee we can’t stand.

A Republican victory in 2016 is essential, and nothing must distract us from that object, not even our existential horror at another Bush.

God help us.

Amen, brother.

In the first paragraph, this story has already destroyed the fantasies of millions of 14-year-old geeks around the world. “You mean, even if I become so rich that I’ve got my own private tropical island, I don’t get to have sex with any 22-year-old woman I desire?” Disturbing.

RS McCain All Girls Named Tonya The Disturbing Case of David Copperfield

Based on this post from Robert Stacy McCain

Perhaps it is traumatic to college girls who, despite solid GPAs in high school and high SAT scores, are nevertheless too stupid to understand why college guys want to get college girls drunk. Do I need to draw you a diagram, ladies? Whatever else is going on at these parties, sex is certainly near the top of the list of desired outcomes, so if you don’t want to have sex, don’t go to the party.

It appears that some young ladies are unclear as to the primary purpose of a college party for young men.

But since obviously the women of feminist Tumbler will not take the solid advice that Stacy Gives:

 DON’T GET S**TFACED DRUNK AT COLLEGE PARTIES

nor would the ladies of Tumbler take my word that this the primary goal of men at such events I present to you a female witness without personal or  political agenda to clearly and emphatically explain what goes on at college parties even those that don’t involve alcohol.  Mrs. Marian Cunningham of Milwaukee Wisconsin:

Mrs. Cunningham:Tell me Arthur what really goes on up there at lake Whitefish?

Fonzie: Well you remember all those college vacations you used to take, those college weekends?  Same thing.

Mrs. Cunningham:  Oh , well have a good day. [Fonzie leaves & she starts picking up dishes]  They’re going to have such a good time!   They’re going swimming and they’ll roast marshmallows and they’ll sit by the fire and sing.  And then when the fire goes out and the last marshmallow is eaten everyone will walk into the woods  and then they’ll… Oh my God!  [dishes drop with a crash]

Happy Days Three on a Porch 1975

If you won’t take our word concerning the purposes of these events, will you take Mrs. C’s?

Two closing thoughts:

First:  Let the record show that these words were spoken in 1975 at a time when our culture a lot less sexualied and sex on cable didn’t exist, yet everybody got the joke.

Second:  Consider that liberalism teaches that the suggestion that the best way to avoid an unwanted physical interlude with an attendee of a college party is to avoid getting drunk or high is “slut slamming” but Pam Geller is asking for it when she exercises her first amendment rights and people try to murder her.

Is nobody worried that people are going into debt for life to be taught this?

One more Quick thing about the Stacy McCain piece I linked earlier, this paragraph jumped out at me:

Today, I woke up and turned on Fox News and was disturbed to see “Fox and Friends” playing along with Bruce Jenner’s ridiculous farce, and why? Because yesterday, when Neal Cavuto snarked at the new Vanity Fair “cover girl,”the Left went into attack mode and, we may presume, Rupert Murdoch’s executives issued a memo commanding everyone on the network to join in the “Caitlyn” charade. The Culture of Lies has become so powerful that we must forfeit respectability if we dare speak truth to perverse power.

Stacy’s  description of Fox’s reaction  reminded me of the start of Psalm 73

How good God is to the upright, the Lord, to those who are clean of heart!  I But, as for me, I lost my balance; my feet all but slipped, Because I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For they suffer no pain; their bodies are healthy and sleek.
They are free of the burdens of life; they are not afflicted like others.
Thus pride adorns them as a necklace; violence clothes them as a robe.

Out of their stupidity comes sin; evil thoughts flood their hearts.
They scoff and spout their malice; from on high they utter threats.
They set their mouths against the heavens, their tongues roam the earth.
So my people turn to them and drink deeply of their words.
They say, “Does God really know?” “Does the Most High have any knowledge?”
Such, then, are the wicked, always carefree, increasing their wealth.

Psalm 73 1-12

The first virtue remains courage, we’re going to need it.  More on that later this week.

You know we hear a lot about the world war 2 generation, the generation of my Father & Mother as the “greatest generation”.  Although this is a designation that they would not accept (they would likely point to their parents) there is one thing about said designation that begs a question, a question so obvious that many in our universities where student pay tens of thousands of dollars annually for the education my parents could only dream of, never seem to ask.  But Stacy McCain asks it

Did your father exploit your mother as a “breeder”? Was your grandfather the agent of your grandmother’s oppression? Was your great-grandmother’s humanity denied because your great-grandfather kept her in an inferior position as a “sex object”? This is what feminist theory teaches, that human history has been nothing but a gigantic patriarchal conspiracy through which men (all men) have oppressed women (all women), and the overthrow of this collective oppression requires a revolution:

Think about it.  We live in an age were our elites consider themselves the epitome of all the proper ways person should think and believe on all subjects on like Gay Marriage our grandparents must all be sexists but bigots too and not just our particular grandfathers

I’m 45 years old and I’ve always been a news junkie. I must have been the only kid in town to watch the impeachment hearings of Nixon in awe. I don’t recall any of our liberal stalwarts during the 70’s or the 80’s and VERY few in the 90’s (and then only in the late 90’s) argue for gay marriage.

Apparently by Mr. Cohen standards all of the people who lived in those days were cowards and bigots. Jimmy Carter must have been a coward and a bigot, Reagan, Clinton, Johnson. FDR and yes even JFK and RFK must have been the worst kind of bigots. JFK junior must have been one, Sam Rayburn, Barbara Jordan, Earl Warren and Martin Luther King bigots all.

How is it that our grandparents could save the world and be such narrow-minded, church going bigots who couldn’t even tell the difference between sex and gender?

Aren’t we lucky to be living in a time full of people so much wiser than any who ever lived.

At least in their own minds anyways.

Robert Stacy McCain:

Coverage of the Baltimore riots over a man who died in custody has created the false impression that police brutality is routine. However, in a nation of 300 million people, it is a simple trick to pick some phenomenon you want to criticize and then say, “Look, here is a Example A, and there is Example B and, oh, look! Now we have Example C — it’s an epidemic!”

The phenomenon in question (for example, lesbian school teachers molesting teenage girls) may actually be quite rare, but in a nation of 300 million people, you can find a dozen examples of relatively rare phenomena every year.

The Anchoress:

This comes right on the heels of headlines announcing that confirmed abuse allegations against Catholic priests were in the single digits for 2014. One allegation is too many, but clearly the zero-tolerance measures put into place over the last ten-or-so years, and the laicization of hundreds of bad priests under Pope Benedict XVI is having the desired effect.

The exact number is in fact 8.  That just so happens to be the number of mug shots on Robert Stacy McCain’s list from this post.

Alas neither story satisfies the media narrative thus you’ll have to settle for hearing this from me.

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Jesus Christ:   John 8:32

The first in an occasional series highlighting uncomfortable truths from blogs and or twitter:

“Throughout the current crisis, Rawlings-Blake has represented her constituency, rioters, with great zeal.”

Democrat-Run Baltimore is a Gangsters’ Paradise  Matthew Vadum: American Thinker

Frankly that title would qualify as an uncomfortable Truth as well.

“Spoiled, intolerant, ignorant brats.”

Elizabeth Price Foley writing about Brandies Students “Microagression” issues at Instapundit

If PT Barnum was alive today he would be running a university, because that’s where the suckers willing to pay $60K for this is.

“Why is this being taught in a Catholic university? Do the parents who are paying $33,060 a year to send their children to Regis University have any clue what is being taught there? Does anyone even care?”

Robert Stacy McCain in a piece titled Teaching Literary Feminism.

And in my experience the answer to his question is “No” the parents don’t know but most importantly the old faithful catholics who give money to the university don’t know.  It would be interesting to see what happens to that money if they were informed.

The HipHop generation parents quickly are appreciating that time outs, going to ones room and much of this new age feel good malarkey doesn’t work for childhood recalcitrant behavior.

 Dr Ada Fisher quoted by Barbara Espinosa at American Freedom by Barbara

We didn’t spoil the child by sparing the rod, we spoiled an entire generation.

 when you speak the hard truth about race issues in America – and not just the liberal progressive talking points – and you’re white, you’ll be branded a racist. And if you’re black, well, y’all just watch the comments below and see the denigrating drivel.

Col Allen West (ret) quoted at Common Cents blog

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, except when it’s dissent from the liberal line of course.

There are a lot of people in this country who feel disrespected, and who are increasingly seeing the law as “hollow” and the current social order as “failed,” and most of them don’t live in poor black neighborhoods. What “forest fire” might result from that, and has Coates — or The Atlantic — given this any thought at all?

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit asking a question I’ve raised before

And we’ll close with our true tweet of the day:

The end result of this will be a company completely immune from pressure coming from the left.

The future belongs to those who show up

Mark Steyn

He was fruitless and subtracting

Mel Brooks

You might recall a bit back the shock when in 2011 a republican won a special election for congress in ny-9 a seat once held by Anthony Weiner & Chuck Schumer now lost since the last census. One of the reasons for this was the unnoticed rise in the orthodox jewish community in the city.

That came to mind when I Noticed this piece at Glenn’s site talking about women not having children.  It hit me that the premise is not entirely true, women are having children just not the women the media cares about

Women between the ages of 15 and 44 who attend religious services at least weekly have 1.42 children on average, compared with the 1.11 children of similar-age women who rarely or never attend services. More religious women said they also intend to have more kids (2.62 per woman) than nonreligious women (2.10 per woman), the survey found.

Religious mothers also have a larger share of the total births in the United States. Women who attend religious services represent only 51 percent of U.S. women ages 15-44, but account for 56 percent of births.

And the media’s favorite Pope is leading the charge to keep it up:

Pope Francis on Wednesday (Feb. 11) once again praised big families, telling a gathering in St. Peter’s Square that having more children is not “an irresponsible choice.”

He also said that opting not to have children at all is “a selfish choice.”

A society that “views children above all as a worry, a burden, a risk, is a depressed society,” Francis said.

Depressed? Gee that sounds an awful lot like the feminists that Stacy McCain has been writing about:

“Yes, she’s a ridiculous self-parody of feminist absurdity,” says the reader, “but how did she get that way? Why is Jess Zimmerman the particular kind of fool she is?”

It may be helpful to pursue Ms. Zimmerman’s archive at xojane.com and learn, for example, that she was an adolescent “cutter” (“At cool camp I traded self-injury stories and tips with the other cutters”) or that she has a sister who is both more attractive and more successful.

It’s no coincidence that each year the pro-life marches contain more and more young people, particularly woman and their children brought up in religious homes, many educated in religious schools while not immune to the influences of the MSM culture are much more likely to hold the values that their parents hold dear.

They will be bouncing children and grandchildren on their knees while the women in Stacy McCain’s sex trouble series prepare their cat lady starter kits

The irony of all this?  The cultural “leaders” noting the lack of children haven’t figured out that they are rapidly becoming a niche market and as we become a more streaming society and the gateways to culture and entertainment are less controlled by them their influence will drop even more.

The only question is, will I live long enough (mid 70’s or 80’s) to see it happen?

They MSM & their cultural allies are all Pauline Kael, they just don’t know it yet

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We’re extending our March premium to April for tip jar hitters of $50 or more is Stacy McCain’s book:  Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature

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Today at DaTechGuyBlog we announce the first of our monthly Premiums for Tip Jar hitters courtesy of the Pen of Robert Stacy McCain.

Yesterday I got my two copies of Stacy McCain’s New book Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature.

Sex Trouble

I’ve finished about 2/3 of it and it’s not only an incredible read but it’s a glove to the face of feminism daring it acknowledge the works, words and beliefs they teach in Women’s Studies courses all over the nation.

As Stacy himself puts it “There is nothing more dangerous to feminists than quoting them accurately.”

It’s a great choice for our initial DaTechGuy Premium promotion:

Hit DaTipJar in March for $50 or more and you’ll receive a copy of Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature sent to the address of your choosing.

Subscribe at $50 or more in March and receive each monthly premium shipped the date of your payment.

 

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It’s a great way not only to support Stacy’s latest book but to help support our ability to keep bringing in excellent bloggers to inform and entertain you all year round.

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P.S. And yes that picture in the upper right is me 27 years ago with a full head of hair. The young lady in that photo has aged considerably better than I have.

11th Doctor: Hey, I’m the Doctor. I was here to help and you are very, very welcome.

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Stacy McCain’s series “Sex Trouble” has been a tour de force that exposes radical feminism for the narcissistic pity party that it is.  For that reason alone it is worth your time.

But in today’s installment there is a paragraph that should be read by every person in America who has no idea what their ancestors have gone through, who have never been REALLY hungry (and I don’t mean just missing one meal) and never had to deal with war, disease and disaster as a way of life, read and learn:

You can read the whole thing, because (a) you have an expensive computer in front of you, (b) you’re sufficiently well-educated to be able to read at college-level and (c) you have nothing better to do with your time than to read a Jessica Valenti column, which tells you that (d) you’re living in a prosperous industrialized society. Congratulations!

The “whole thing” refers to a piece by Jessica Valenti that he demolishes in his own classic way, but the point in that paragraph can’t be overstated.

If you are reading his piece or this one, you are in a position that most humans who ever lived could only dream of and enjoying comforts and abilities that most people alive will never see.

Because the perspective of most people comes from experience and few actually read history most will see their comfort and abilities as a their birthright rather than something that was only achieved by the hard work of giants that came before them.  It’s a reason to cheer as St. Paul said to the Philippians:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!

Philippians 4:4

If the people of our country understood where they came from and how good we have it then perhaps we would as a nation be more joyful, and perhaps less medicated.

 

Stacy McCain makes some excellent biblical points in this piece concerning a young lady who with some diabolic help has made some really bad choices 

Can you imagine the insane hatred inside this woman, that she would take a Bible — a gift from her own grandmother! — and make it into such a heinously abusive celebration of degeneracy?

Do you think that people this crazy and hateful are not also in the grasp of a frightening evil? What kind of person do you think would act this way? Nine months later, the same person posted this:

Moreover he points to bad decisions having bad results:

So, five years ago, she began doing tarot card readings, and by November 2014 she’s so sick and crazy she’s soliciting donations to help her get diagnosed to be eligible for federal disability payments. Maybe you think this is all just a coincidence, that Robin’s mental illness and her sexual perversion are unrelated to her blasphemous hatred of God and her dabbling in the occult. Maybe I’m just an ignorant hillbilly Bible-thumper for suspecting that Robin’s misfortunes are not entirely coincidental.

Remembering Christ’s admonition from Luke Chapter 13 verses 1-5

At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.

He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?  By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!

Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them  – do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?  By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!”

…I find it improbable that her physical illness is directly related to these particular bad decisions.

However even if we come to that conclusion concerning aliments physical and / or mental the 2nd half of both of the examples Christ gives are in play here:  “I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did.”

That being the case we are required to pray for Ms. Robin and not just for her conversion in the spirit of (I’m better than her)  but for her physical and mental well being and happiness in the spirit of love for as Christ said

“But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Luke 6:27-28

or as in an earlier testament:

When you come upon your enemy’s ox or ass going astray, see to it that it is returned to him.  When you notice the ass of one who hates you lying prostrate under its burden, by no means desert him; help him, rather, to raise it up.

Exodus 23:4-5

The example of how this young lady’s decisions neither lead to happiness nor peace is an important one, but not as vital as the reminder that she is as much a child of God made in his image as any other person and Christ loves her.

And to those who insist that prayer for her is not worth our time let me leave you with one final verse from Mark 10:27

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”

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