Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blue State Refugees

Eventually, city and state taxes, fees, and regulations become so burdensome that people and corporations jump ship. More people are currently fleeing New York than any other metropolitan area in the nation. More than 1 million people have moved out of the New York City metro area since 2010 in search of greener pastures, which amounts to a negative net migration rate of 4.4 percent.
I had a whole thing written up warning prospective carpetbaggers who wanted to bring the politics they now flee from to my neck of the woods with warnings that there are ass-raping hillbillies behind every tree, that they would be full immersion baptized morning noon and night, and that cows actually poop on the ground.

But Glenn Reynold's welcome wagon idea is probably smarter to go into so I'm going to right a few thoughts for my fellow rural citizens who have new neighbors that fled from urban utopias.

  • Be friendly but not condescending.  This one is hard for me too, but we need to welcome our former city-mice to our neck of the woods without a superior attitude or human nature is going to cause a backlash that we don't want. So be patient and understanding since your new neighbors might be coming from an environment of significantly lower societal trust than you are used to.
  • The surest way to lose someone is to be a hypocrite to what you are advocating. So take a good look to your own moral house and make sure that there isn't something you need to mend.
  • Be firm but patient. Don't back away from your core beliefs and attempt to patiently explain why they have worked here. Don't smack back with why your neighbors hometown's systems have failed it, just stick to what has worked in your.
  • Continue living your life happily and well. People will only change when ready to, the fact that your new neighbor has moved to your neck of the woods indicates some flexibility. If you set an example of why your way of life is better you have provided them with water that they may well be willing to drink.

Now this isn't going to work for everyone, there will be people who think that this time their socialist type systems will work and they'll have comparable lot of money to throw at convincing people around you that they know better. Cases like that are when you need to be able to point out to your fellow neighbors that there's good reason said carpetbagger had to flee his progressive urban utopia and that it can happen here if you let yourselves be persuaded by such false promises.

Thursday Wifus with Rifus

 More not safe for fan service below the break.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The New Tribalism

One of the great unsung victories of western culture is the moderation of the universally common human force of tribalism. Modern Intersectionality though seems determined to bring it back with a literal vengeance. The entire premise is to carve people up into a totem pole of grievance with explicit permission to crap on those lower on the vitimology tree.

The end result is that people are again separating into violently opposed tribes incapable of peaceably coexisting. The best I can advise to oppose this is to try to consciously work to assess the content of every individual you meet's character, because this movement will do everything possible to make you see generalizations to. After all that advances the chaos they think will advance socialism.

Seeing Red

 More not safe to surprise in the boudoir below the break.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BeCos(play) It's Friday

 More not safe for heresy below the break.

Unified Field Theory of Socialist Actions

ANYTHING is acceptable if it advances Socialism

Since socialism is supposed to create an earthy utopia as its ends, the means that its believers are willing to sanction are limitless. Imagine if your religion didn't limit the means that you used to spread it (or look to times in history that such limits were de-emphasized), indeed imagine if failing to use any means to advance it was itself a sin. That is arguable the mindset of a socialist.

If they can advance better by propaganda and deceit they will, but don't be fooled to think that they will not resort to naked force if that is perceived as suddenly more advantageous. There is no hypocrisy, lie, temporary alliance, or small ratcheting step that is in the end justifiable to the socialist as long as it serves their ends.

Anyone who'd like to work with or from this idea with or without attribution is free to.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Internet Traveling Trophy Doesn't

Why do we bother trying to award Iowahawk's internet to anyone else?

It does often amaze me how those of us in rural parts of the country are expected to gratefully accept anything our "betters" from the coasts see fit to inflict upon us, but let any bit of our hayseedness infiltrate their bastions and the world is roundly declared as ending.

Friday, April 13, 2018

BeCos(play) It's Friday

 More not safe to flash your bank-roll around cowboy below the break, and as always bonus nerd points for recognizing characters.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Thinking Out Loud

Taking a very small break from the cheesecake factory.

I've argued a few times recently that the strength of the current Right to Keep and Bear Arms(RKBA) isn't that it would provide the people the capacity to successfully win an insurgency against a prospective tyrant. It is that it makes the marginal cost of imposing a tyranny too expensive in blood and treasure for a tyrant to pay.

Could a COIN campaign against the American people by the US military suceed, maybe*. But doing such in such an armed country that your own troops and their families live in? I fear it would set a near unbeatable bench mark for Pyrrhic Victory. It's math that anyone smart enough to possibly succeed in such an endeavor could do, and why it's important to keep such math very very clear.

To put in another context if a gun ban would prevent every single death attributed to a firearm (it wouldn't), it would still take more than a century to equal the number dead in just the German Holocaust in absolute numbers not percent of the population. Are we really so arrogant to believe that such couldn't happen here for several hundred years?

Monday Made Me Laugh

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

BeCos(play) It's Friday

 More not safe to platform below the break, and as always bonus nerd points if you recognize characters.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018