Excellent example of media bias

Excellent example of media bias

So some insane Bernie Sanders supporter shot a bunch of Republican Congressmen.  Did the media and Hollywood shit bricks like they did when St. Gabrielle Giffords was shot?

Spoiler alert:  NO.

I had to work (and God Almighty, I hate my job with the fire and fury of a billion hot blue stars) so I followed the story as much as I could, given the circumstances, and I noticed a few things.

First, you had to pay attention when reading the initial reports.  None of them mentioned the political affiliation of any of the shooting victims.  Instead, the primary target, Rep. Steve Scalise, was described as the House Majority Whip.  Well, that’s true – he is the House Majority Whip.  But he’s also a Republican.  Only political nerds like me – or informed people, at least, would realize that he was a Republican given that he’s the House Majority Whip.  Which party currently enjoys a comfortable majority in both houses of Congress?  The Republicans.

Second thing I noticed was that the background and motives of the shooter was not discussed at all.  Turns out that some witnesses claimed that the shooter asked around about the political affiliation of the Congressmen who were playing baseball that morning.

In case you didn’t know – early this morning, a lone asshole shot up a bunch of Republican Congressmen at a baseball field.  Members of Congress often like to play baseball with one another. On occasion, the Dems and the Repubs will face off against one another in a friendly game.

So anyway, the third thing I noted was that the idiot Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, immediately called for more gun control.  This is hardly surprising.  The one thing I do find surprising is how slow St. Gabrielle has been in getting her face out there, calling for all of us to be robbed of our constitutional right to fucking defend ourselves.  But wait, because every idiot actor will be on TV insisting that we all turn our guns in because nobody was ever murdered until guns were invented.

So, fast forward to this afternoon, and it turns out that the shooter was indeed a crazy leftist who wanted to end the Republican party and the Trump presidency.

Now, here’s where we get into the whole media bias thing.  I remember when St. Gabrielle was nearly martyred.  The media literally held Sarah Palin as responsible for the attempted martyring of St. Gabrielle simply because her PAC (political action committee) published a graphic of several congressional districts they felt that should be targeted for a Republican victory – not literal murder.  The media wagged their fingers and wrung their hands in despair over how violent  and angry the Tea Party was.  Oh, and how racist the Tea Party was, and how the shooter was totally some crazed tricorn-hat-wearing Tea Partier hellbent on taking out his racist hatred for St. Obama on some poor innocent Democrat congresswoman, and that Sarah Palin was sending him subliminal commands to kill Democrats on sight via her oh-so-awful PAC graphic.

It was fucking ridiculous.  St. Gabrielle didn’t get to die for the cause, but she was severely injured.  She had to give up her seat and her husband dragged her around, propping her up as a Martyr for Gun Control and poster child victim for Right-Wing Gun Violence.

So yeah, the mainstream media demonized the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, the Republican Party and anyone else that dared to disagree with the gun control lobby and Obama in general as violent monsters who were directly responsible for the attempted assassination of a sitting Congresswoman.  Needless to say, I’m still extremely bitter over that.

Fast forward to today.  The left has been staging violent protests ever since November, 2016.  Hollywood actors have routinely either denigrated Trump and his supporters or have outright called for the assassination of the President and his followers (hello Michael Shannon, you fugly sack of shit – come at me, bro!).  Plenty of Democrat politicians have done the same, one even going so far as to state that the only way they’ll get “change” is if the streets run rivers of red hot Republican blood.

Will the media hold any of these people, including themselves responsible for this hideous climate of hate?

Here’s another spoiler alert:  NO.  Not just no, but FUCK NO.   I mean, sure, they allowed us to wreck the fugly Kathy Griffin’s career over her stupid beheading stunt, but they gotta throw us a bone here and there just to maintain the illusion of fairness.  Kathy Griffin was nothing more than a convenient sacrifice so they can say, “see, we police our own!”  It’s bullshit and nobody with two brain cells to rub together should fall for it.

I apologize for the salty language.  I didn’t want to write profanity-laden screeds on this blog, but I’ve had a really bad day today and this issue makes me so angry.  Thank God some of the people at that baseball field had guns, or else the shooter might have gotten far more people.  Furthermore, he appears to have been a lousy shot, which is good.

So you’re probably wondering who this shitstain actually is.  Well, his name was James T. Hodgkinson, and you can view an archive of his Facebook page here.  As you can see, he’s clearly a leftist.

I’ve included a screenshot below, and I’ve saved the actual archive file, in case it’s ever deleted.

berniebros are psychokillers

If this turns out to not be his, I’ll edit this post.  But it’s probably his, and the guy is dead.  I’m sure another nutcase will step in and pick up where he left off, though, and the media will breathlessly support this person because “hate speech” is violent and people who use it must be brutally murdered, or something, because muh feeeeeelings!!!

People these days are self-absorbed

People these days are self-absorbed

I read this article today, entitled “I bake new neighbors bread to welcome them, and they never say hello to me again” and found it incredibly interesting.

The author is about 70 years old.  I am 35.  If someone had welcomed me to a neighborhood in this fashion, I’d be grateful and flattered but would have probably retreated into my own world.  I know that neighborhoods have been like this in the past, but I have never really experienced it.  In my own childhood, I think my parents borrowed stuff from neighbors only a few times.  I was an Air Force brat, so we moved a lot, and that might have something to do with it.

“I grew up in a community where everyone knew everyone. Neighbors shared their trials and tribulations with each other, and if someone was down on his or her luck, the others came to their rescue and offered support. The USA is no longer that country. We are divided and afraid of one another.

I had hoped that when Barack Obama was elected we would not only continue our healing from sad historical periods (slavery, and the hard times of civil unrest), but our nation would also be united, blessed, and even better, for we are all Americans. Instead, it was further divided. The division is worse, tolerance is a forgotten word, and feelings are hurt over nothing. Shocking as it may be, it appears that people now think it is okay to take other people’s stuff, damage other people’s property, and even hurt other people physically.”

I don’t think we’re afraid of one another as much as people are just simply self-absorbed and intolerant.  We know leftists hate right-wingers with a flaming, blazing passion.  Most right-wingers just don’t want to deal with their ridiculous hatred.  Of course, leftists will whine about how conservatives supposedly hate people that aren’t like them, but that’s bullshit and they know it.  That might have been true when the author of this article was my age, but it isn’t anymore.

To be perfectly honest, thinking that Obama would “unite” the country upon being elected President was incredibly naive.  He was a divisive asshole, and remained so throughout both of his terms.  The left got emboldened and even more hateful, certainly to the point of staging mass riots over losing a Presidential election.

We conservatives and libertarians are not perfect.  We’ve simply lost patience.  We’ve decided to segregate ourselves from crazed feminists and BLM douchebags and environmentalists and socialists and the ANTIFA assholes.

I agree with the author that this is incredibly sad.  We shouldn’t let politics keep us from associating with one another and we certainly shouldn’t let politics keep us from helping one another.  Unfortunately, I am pretty convinced that a leftist would let me die in the street if they knew I was a registered Republican.  I know I can’t count on them for anything.  The only liberals that will ever care about me are my own family members.

Now, the reason why I might come across as unfriendly is because I have social anxiety disorder.  Getting a loaf of bread as a welcome gift would also stress me out.  Would they expect anything in return?  How often would I have to say “hello” or something?  Yes, for me, those are real concerns.  I don’t like being this way.  I get so stressed out over greeting people because of my anxiety (and my self-consciousness).

So anxiety is my excuse for seeming like a self-absorbed person.  However, I don’t know about everyone else, other than this country being incredibly divided over politics.  It’s sad and worrying.  I truly believe that there will be another civil war in my lifetime, and that it’ll be started by the left, because they hate us that much.

Ooh, look – consequences!

Ooh, look – consequences!

The odious Kathy Griffin decided to pose for a photograph in which she held up a bloody mask designed in the likeness of President Trump.  The backlash was pretty severe – loads of leftists and people on the left and the right denounced it.  Today, CNN decided to terminate the contract they had with her.  She won’t be hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve show anymore.

This is new.  Ordinarily, this kind of stunt would garner loads of praise for whoever performed it.  Just a couple of months ago that piece of shit Steven Colbert said, on his shitty late night show, that President Trump was Vladimir Putin’s cock-holster (honestly, that’s just projection right there.  He, and pretty much everyone else in Hollywood are all cock-holsters for the DNC, and they know it).  People on the right complained about it, and leftists, including the mainstream media, predictably praised him for it.  Oh, he’s so brave, you see, speaking truth to power and all that.  Nothing bad happened to him, his ratings improved and things are just peachy-keen for him.

Meanwhile, Bill O’Reilly loses his long-running cable night show on Fox News Channel over some allegations of sexual harassment (including claims that he bought the silence of his supposed victims).  Nothing has actually been proven and none of the parties involved have even settled the case, but oh no, advertisers fled the show anyway, so that gave the leftard sons of Murdoch all the reasons they needed to begin the great Conservative Purge.  Fox News is no longer worth watching, save for Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

Oh, and speaking of Hannity.  They decided that since their ouster of O’Reilly worked so well that the third time would be the proverbial charm (the first one being the ouster of Roger Ailes, who basically built the network, after allegations of sexual harassment – he died recently, and liberals all had collective orgasms over it, which is something they do every time a conseravtive dies).  USAA made the big mistake of declaring that they were going to stop advertising on Hannity’s show.  Their customers got mad and started complaining, and then they decided to pull their ads from Rachel Maddow’s stupid crapfest, but their customers were still leaving in droves, so they recently decided to reinstate their ads on Hannity’s show.  So it almost worked, but not this time.  They won’t stop, though.

Look at what they did to Milo Yiannopolis.  Accused the man of being a freaking pedophile when he was, in fact, a victim!  His career and influence was just too great for them, so they had to destroy him.

I’m not going to write up a long list of the people leftists have destroyed (Brendan Eich, Sarah Palin and her whole family, Carrie Prejean – just to name a few).  That might be another post for another day.

I am just utterly delighted that for once, a liberal’s stupid hateful stunt has bitten them in the ass.  Oh, her “career” will recover.  She’s nearly sixty and looks absolutely horrible even with makeup, and looks like a swamp hag without it, but she hates Republicans and Christians, so Hollywood will keep her around.  Just wait a few months.  That being said, this is a rare victory for our side.

Another thing I just have to mention.  I, unlike many of my fellow conservatives, don’t feel that she is guilty of treason or should be thrown in prison for this stupid stunt.  I think it’s doubtful that she would have actually tried to behead the President.  I do believe that she wouldn’t be too busted up if someone had been inspired to behead the President after seeing that image.  But the Secret Service takes this stuff seriously, and I am glad they’re looking into it.  I’m all for free speech.  It’s their right to express their opinions even if it’s odious.

But liberals constantly point out that they support our right to hold the opinions we do and that we have the right to express them, but that there are consequences.  Oh, but those consequences usually take the form of the total ruination of a given conservative’s life.  Like, for example, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes.  They declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding and were fined heavily for it, and also got loads of death threats from disgruntled gay allies because of it.  Yes, liberals think that it’s perfectly okay to send someone death threats because you said something they don’t like.  Consequences, you see.

Well, now Kathy Griffin and her friends know what it’s like to be the Kleins, and they deserve it.  Griffin will recover…the Kleins, in all likelihood, will not.  But for today, I will enjoy the sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

The politicization of games

The politicization of games

I’m a gamer. I don’t think I am a particularly good gamer, but I’ve been playing games ever since I was a very small child. In fact, I kind of would rather play Elder Scrolls Online right now, but I have to have dinner soon, so yeah.

I have heard of the Far Cry series, but I’ve never played any of them, and now I never will. I saw this on Vox Day’s blog and was rather dismayed.

So, apparently, the villains in the fifth installment of the game will be white, straight, redneck males. And the branded sinner is probably some bleeding-heart library progressive who just wants to hold hands with everyone and sing stupid hippie songs.

Excuse me while I barf.

I’ve seen this shit before. A few years ago, Bioshock: Infinite was released, a game that depicted patriotic Americans as evil racist assholes. Conservative outlets like The Blaze defended the game because the story had a secondary villain — the Occupy Wall Street type organization called Vox Populi.

I actually own two copies of Bioshock: Infinite. I bought it for my Mac through Steam, but it took up too much disk space (and caused my laptop to overheat) so I bought a two-pack that also included The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Needless to say, I enjoyed Skyrim a hell of a lot more than Bioshock: Infinite. I’ve created three characters on my Xbox 360 version and one character on the HD remaster for the Playstation 4. I have yet to finish Bioshock: Infinite and to be honest, it’s not because of the politics as much as it’s due to the fact that I suck ass at first person shooters on consoles. Since Fallout 4 and Destiny have made me better at first person shooters, I might give it another shot, especially if the HD remaster for the PS4 goes down in price.

But this politicization of games really irritates me. Yes, I know all about GamerGate, and I am a supporter. I don’t really pay much attention to game-related journalism because it’s all hopelessly biased to the left. Screw that.

This kind of stuff has been in games for quite a while, now. I can give you several examples. First one would be two games I greatly enjoyed, and both were released about a decade ago. Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil is an underrated gem that is essentially all about how horrible the Iraq War was, and how noble and wonderful journalists were. The message isn’t really that heavy handed, though, and the game is seriously enjoyable despite the politics. I originally played that one on Playstation 2 and now I have an HD remaster for the Xbox 360.

Then there’s Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, a game that I absolutely loved. It’s actually the second in a series (the first one being The Longest Journey, released in 1999). It’s basically the same thing — Iraq War is bad, imperialism is bad, excessive escapism is bad. It’s still pretty good, though.

The long-awaited sequel to Dreamfall called Dreamfall: Chapters was released in 2014 (and only recently landed on consoles). More politics this time around, and it’s more heavy-handed. Main character Zoe returns to Earth (or Stark, as it’s called in the game) and lands smack-dab in the middle of a political campaign. Her candidate of choice is a moderate woman, and there’s a communist candidate (who is portrayed as extremist but well-meaning) and the racist Golden Dawn Aryan-nation white dude running as a Nazi in all but name. I haven’t gotten very far on this one because nowadays I’m not that into plain, linear adventure games anymore. I like open world RPGs with characters I can customize.

Some of my other favorite games, like Dragon’s Age: Inquisition also had some political stuff in it, but it’s mostly cultural. This game, like the Elder Scrolls series, includes a crapload of in-game literature you can read, and one of them essentially promoted recreational sex. That bothered me a little, but not so much that I didn’t buy some DLC. You can also have your character, the Inquisitor, enter in some gay relationships, but I didn’t have a problem with that. It’s something you choose anyway.

Elder Scrolls Online also pays lip service to the gay marriage thing by including some non-playable characters that happen to be in same-sex marriages or relationships. You only encounter them when doing certain quests. It’s not that big a deal, but it’s there, and I have to praise the developers of both games for the way they included this. It’s not the whiny, heavy-handed “gays, good; Christians bad” sort of thing you find in movies and books.

I also have to mention that a few years ago, some random douchebag created a game in which you kill zombified Tea Partiers.

Oh, and I almost forgot about Assassin’s Creed. I used to have a copy of the first game for the Xbox 360. I left it at my parents’ house. It’s a stealth game, and you play as a Muslim assassin. Your targets are the Knights Templar. Yeah, I can’t believe I played that game. Some of the gameplay mechanics really wowed people upon its release (providing inspiration for Tomb Raider: Underworld, a game I enjoyed far more). I got pretty far, and then my save game data inexplicably disappeared. I pretty much suck at stealth games, so I just gave up on it. I played through the tutorial of the second game, Assassin’s Creed 2 but since it was my brother’s copy, I just decided to leave the whole series alone.

The idea of killing Christians really bothered me. Call me biased, I don’t care. I think, over the course of the game series, your targets for assassination were the kind of people liberals hated, up to and including the American revolutionaries. I’m glad the stupid movie flopped.

Liberals are already excited for Far Cry 5 because they can pretend to kill conservatives in a video game. Make a game with Muslim terrorists as the antagonists and everyone will jump down your throat, call for boycotts and send you death threats. But simulate the killing of white Christian Americans? Oh yeah, fun and games for everyone!

The left is just so utterly hypocritical about EVERYTHING. As I said, I won’t play this game or anything else in the series, and I’m personally boycotting Ubisoft as well. Screw them. They don’t need my money.

A post about social anxiety disorder

A post about social anxiety disorder

I posted something on Medium called “You can’t just turn it off.”  It’s about my, uh, struggle with social anxiety disorder (so there’s one reason you can’t post comments on my blog).  It’s short.  I mentioned things I didn’t really want to mention, but helping erase the stigma surrounding mental illness in general is really important to me, more important than my ego.

I hope it helps someone.

Gab is open

Gab is open

Gab is no longer in closed beta.  Anyone can sign up for an account.

If you don’t know what Gab is (http://www.gab.ai), it is a social network in the mold of Twitter, with the upvote/downvote feature of Reddit.  Instead of a 150 character limit, you get a 300 character limit.  There’s hashtags and the ability to post pictures, follow other people, etc.  There is a paid tier with more features, and you can also simply donate money for the service’s upkeep.

I’ve been using it for a few months now, and I don’t have conversations with people – yet – but that’s also something you can do.

Gab is an alternative to Twitter, because the people at Twitter are biased.  Twitter lets terrorists post, but if some special snowflake is offended by anything a right-winger says, that right-winger gets suspended or permanently banned.  BLM douchebags can express racist hatred of white people all day long, but if a right-winger offers even the mildest criticism of the black community, they get suspended or banned.  Twitter does not apply their rules fairly.  That’s their right, and it’s your right to simply walk away and try something that treats people fairly.  That something is Gab.

There’s an Android app, but it’s a closed beta, I think it’s actually live and on Google Play.  I am not at home right now, so I used my iPhone to install it on my ghetto Verizon Android tablet.  They’ve been trying to get their iOS app off of the ground, but Apple are being jerks about it, since lots of right-wingers and alt-right people post on Gab, so to Apple that’s hate speech (but they let a lot of vile anti-Christian and anti-Republican stuff in the App Store).

I am on there as elainearias.  The link should be in the sidebar.  I am pretty happy about it, because it hasn’t attracted hordes of leftists yet, so if you say something salty, you won’t get a torrent of death threats from unhinged liberals.

Mention God or the Bible Anywhere, Get Lots of Hatred

Mention God or the Bible Anywhere, Get Lots of Hatred

I was just at a UFO site and someone mentioned God.  The Christian God, that is, and some atheist chimed in, stating that God was the biggest false God ever.

I swear, if you go to any mainstream or non-right wing/non-Christian website and mention God or any aspect of Christianity, some asshole atheist will chime in and denigrate you, God and religion in general.  I am absolutely sick of it.  I should probably talk to my therapist about it because it enrages me like nothing else, but I don’t want to talk politics or religion with, well, anyone that isn’t a close family member (and even among my family members there are some that I just don’t want to discuss politics with.  This is primarily because I am insecure).

I am sure most right-wingers and Christians have noticed this.  Can’t mention any aspect of our religion, no matter how mild, without being hounded and harassed by some disgruntled, hateful atheist.

Why do they keep doing this?  Why do they care if someone on this planet mentioned God?  So?  It’s like these assholes get a rise out of pissing us off.  I, for one, am not interested in “turning the other cheek” – I want to throw their bullshit right back in their face.  I just hate flame wars, which is why I usually avoid saying or writing anything.

And another thing.  I was laughed at on some Trump meme Facebook group for expressing concern that this psychotic, disturbing hatred for Christians will lead to active persecution of Christians in the west, but there are plenty of so-called “elites” who think there’s nothing wrong with persecuting Christians.

I don’t care if you’re an atheist.  I had a crisis of faith a couple of years ago.  I know it’s hard to believe in God sometimes and as I said, I don’t have a problem with most atheists, or anyone else of any other religion.

What I do have a problem with are assholes.  I have a problem with people who go out of their way to offend or hurt religious people.  This is becoming increasingly frequent in the West, and YES, it is scary to me.  YES, I believe that at some point, maybe in fifteen or twenty years, people like me will be physically attacked or worse, rounded up and taken to camps because so many people actively HATE Christians and Christianity.

These atheists never hesitate to insult and demean Christians.  It could be a blog post on some celebrity gossip blog, a comment on Reddit, something on YouTube or even a Christian movie’s iMDB page – there’s always an atheist there to declare that God doesn’t exist, and that Christianity is the cause of all the ills of the world.

What do you think is the next step after that?  The Final Solution.  If Christianity is responsible for all of the ills of the world, what does one do about That Which Causes All The Bad Things?

You get rid of it.

And how do you get rid of it?

Read a fucking history book and get back to me.  I suspect many of you already know the answer.

A brief update on things

A brief update on things

Okay, so I know I haven’t posted in quite a while.  I’ve been working on Nemesis and I’ve finished what’s essentially a fourth draft, but I am still not entirely happy with it.  Now it’s too long.  It feels like a quick read to me, but then I’ve always been a pretty fast reader.  I’m terrified to let other people read it, but I might enlist some of my family members as beta readers at this time.  Maybe.

I am also working on Blood Roses, partly because The Handmaid’s Tale is absolutely EVERYWHERE, with idiot feminazis and other assorted liberals acting as if Trump were God-Emporer Pope or some shit, ready to make birth control pills and abortions illegal TOMORROW.  Blood Roses depicts a world controlled by Sharia Law, which is scarier than anything coming from the so-called Religious Right.  Not that the Religious Right were ever comparable to fundamentalist Muslims and such, but the left would have you believe that they are.

As for The Black Witch by Laurie Forest…I am about half-way through that book.  I got sidetracked by The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn (easily the best book of the year so far, at least in my eyes.  I am going to post a review soon-ish).  That was a far more riveting read than The Black Witch, but at least Laurie Forest’s novel got released.  I had preordered it a while ago and it was delivered to my Kindle.  Reading a digital version will be so much easier, because one of hte other reasons I didn’t want to read it as much was my tendency to rush to my computer to take copious notes every other page.  Reading it was a chore.

The leftist hysteria over the novel is unfounded, from what I’ve read so far.  I also found an interview by the author that essentially states that the novel was inspired by the gay marriage fight in her homestate.  As in, those awful Christians are such liars and monsters.  Despite her extremely low opinion of Christians, I don’t regret defending her from her own kind.  I could have very easily just left them to it – for the most part, it’s fun watching the left eat its own, but in this case, I could not stand by and let a falsehood go unchallenged.  I will finish the book and I will post a review.  It might not be this week or next week or even this month, but I will get to it eventually.  The book is just not that fun to read, to be honest.

So that’s where I am right now.  I have some posts lined up and if anyone is still reading this blog, there’ll be more to read soon.

Yes, hate reading can be fun

Yes, hate reading can be fun

pexels-photo-169915

I was moseying around on the Internet and came across this op-ed at the New York Times (yes, ew).  It is entitled “Why You Should Read Books You Hate” and is written by Pamela Paul. (Here is an archive.is link for those who don’t want to give NYT the hits, or in case they put it behind a paywall.)

The point of the article, so that you don’t have to bother, is to know thy enemy.

“Still, I persisted. A hundred pages later, I was more of a French socialist than I’d ever been before or since. I finished every wretched page of “The Fountainhead” in alternating states of fury and despair, and when it was finally over, I tried to leave the vague echo of Dominique, stomping around in her evening gowns, behind. What stuck was the abiding knowledge that I was not, nor would I ever be, a libertarian.”

This is in reference to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.  I rolled my eyes at this paragraph.  Anyone declaring that they’d never be a libertarian is an idiot at best, and a tyrannical statist at worst.  You are not required to like anything by Ayn Rand or agree with anything she’s written in order to be a libertarian.

I’d be a raging hypocrite if I didn’t admit that I essentially do the same thing.  The author, however, is not quite willing to admit that she’s not interested in opening her mind as much as she’s interested in literally hate reading something. Or, as I said earlier, knowing the enemy.

I do the same thing.  I’ve read a couple of essays in Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl – particularly the one where she details her alleged rape at the hands of a purple cowboy boot wearing Republican.  I read Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling, knowing that it’s a bunch of whiny leftist nonsense (and I was not wrong.  That book is total ass).  In fact, I am currently reading the sequel, Invasion of the Tearling and if I can survive that, I am going to read the last installment of the series, The Fate of the Tearling. Should be fun. /sarc

I’ve hate read a few other books, but I won’t get into it here.  Here is another key difference between me and this woman.  I’ve read books that have a lot of stuff I disagree with, and yet I enjoyed them.  I liked Malinda Lo’s Adaptation duology, despite having serious problems with some aspects of the story (such as the whole notion that if everyone communicated telepathically, there’d be no bigotry or hatred).  Oh, and to weave a quick update on the whole Laurie Forest saga – I am halfway through her book, The Black Witch, and some of the messaging is really heavy-handed but I like it anyway.  Her writing is gorgeous.  I am jealous.

I am going through my Read list on GoodReads and I’m seeing books I don’t remember reading.  Wow.

Anyway, back to the op-ed.  I did agree with this paragraph:

“As debaters know, sometimes you figure out your position only in opposition. All it takes is for me to read a book by Howard Zinn or Paul Johnson, each gleefully hate-worthy in its own polarizing way, to locate my own interpretation of history. This is what’s so invigorating about hate-reading. To actively grapple with your assumptions and defend your conclusions gives you a sense of purpose. You come to know where you stand, even if that means standing apart.”

Well, at least she acknowledges that Howard Zinn is full of shit.  I don’t have the stomach to read his crap…not yet.  I’ve honed my opinions after reading stuff I disagree with.  I’ve also gained additional insight from my hate readings.

And then there’s reading stuff simply because you know it’s gonna be bad.  Like Meghan McCain’s book Dirty Sexy Politics.  Oh my goodness, that book is just bad.  She’s a terrible writer, and her publisher either didn’t bother with an editor or got a really crappy one.

I wonder if she’s at all aware that libertarians and conservatives can essentially do the same thing.  I bet she expects books like The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas to totally change our minds and educate us!  By the way, I’m gonna hate read that one too.  I bet she would heavily criticize us for reading lefty books without changing our positions on certain issues, but that it’s totally okay to read Ayn Rand and go, “like, I’m never going to be a libertarian because they’re all patriarchal assholes!”

I would love to know if she thinks it’s okay for conservatives and libertarians to hate read lefty stuff and remain conservatives or libertarians.  I wonder if she would react badly to someone like me reading The Handmaid’s Tale and being that much more determined to defend Christianity while simultaneously calling out Islam for the patriarchal death cult that it is?  I bet she would, and that’s the issue I have with this op-ed and liberals in general.

Furthermore, would I or any other conservative or libertarian get credit for being open-minded enough to read a book we know will be offensive or disagreeable?  Probably not.

They are such raging hypocrites.

The lust for destruction can never be fulfilled

The lust for destruction can never be fulfilled

animal-dog-pet-dangerous

Another day, another ZOMG SHE’S RACIST U GUISE campaign.

Yes, the vicious social justice warrior feminazi hags are on the march for yet another scalp. They nearly destroyed Keira Drake’s literary career before it began, of which resulted in the year-long delay of her debut novel’s release (presumably, as I stated earlier, to make the bad guys into straight white Christian males).

They tried to wreck Veronica Roth’s career by throwing around allegations that her latest novel, Carve the Mark was racist (I’ve read the book and I can tell you that it is definitely NOT racist). That clearly didn’t work, so now they’re going after someone else.

Laurie Forest is the target du jour for the moment. Her debut YA fantasy novel, The Black Witch, is due to be released on May 2, 2017. Her publisher is Harlequin TEEN, the same publishing house that will – eventually – release Keira Drake’s The Continent. They caved in to the demands of the feminazi SJW mob earlier this year. Will they do the same?

Laurie Forest’s novel has been getting more positive buzz. She got a favorable blurb from Tamora Pierce, a well-established fantasy author. Entertainment Weekly published an excerpt of the novel. We’ve got a month and a half to go, and the publisher hasn’t made any noise about pulling the book from release. GoodReads is even running a contest, and the prize is an ARC. It’s still up for grabs at NetGalley too. I’ve requested it at NetGalley, I’ve entered the contest and I’ve even got my eye on a copy over at eBay. This time, I’m going to get my hands on a copy, and I will read it for myself.

This is just so ridiculous.  It really is, and the longer it goes on, the angrier I get.

I’m a “person of color” and God, I fucking HATE that phrase.  How the hell is it any different than “colored people”?  You dipshits would lose your damn minds if someone called a black person “colored” but calling them a “person of color” is okay simply because “someone” chose it?  The fuck?

I didn’t choose it.  I am a person.  Not colored.  Just a person.  My point is this:  I bet a great deal of these feminazi hagbitches are white.  If I am correct, I have one very important thing to say to them:

Stop this white knight bullshit.  I don’t need you as an “ally.”  I don’t need you lily white bitches to “protect” me from racism.  I can look at an old-timey person in blackface and not be traumatized by it.  I can look at a racist caricature of a black person and not be traumatized by it.  My mother, who is totally black, collects racist caricature figurines!  I am not that bothered by those old-fashioned depiction of black people.  The depictions can be sometimes sad, and alternately amusing.  I am only 35 anyway.  It might mean something different to my grandfather, who grew up in the segregated South.  He faced real racism.  What you bitches “face” today is not the same thing.  At all.

I can read a book about racist people and not be traumatized by it.  I can read a book and not become a racist, hateful person.  I don’t need you to protect me from anything.

Oh, and note:  a great deal of black people, and other Minorities are just like me.  They don’t need to be “protected” either.

I am sick and tired of this stupid, bullshit anti-racism crusade these bitches are on.

So what if a character in a given book is racist?  That does not mean the author is racist.  The villain in my book is a rapist and a pervert who says racist things (and yet insists that he is not racist because he is sexually obsessed with a black girl).  That does not mean I’m a racist rapist and that does not mean I support or endorse racists, rapists or any combination thereof.  JESUS.

Seriously, Jesus needs to come back and get my ass.  I hate this planet and I don’t want to live on it anymore.  I know I am not always good to Him and I’m usually a wretched asshole, but honestly, I don’t know how much more of this I can take.  I hate the idea that these cunts have any influence on my life whatsoever, and yet they do, BECAUSE THEY VOTE.

That makes me pretty fucking angry.  The fact that their existence has any affect on my life, however minute and small, is a great and heinous injustice.  They vote.  Somewhere, some bureaucratic fuck hired by a wretched politician they voted for is making some kind of decision that affects my life as I type this post.

Thing is, these bitches are drunk and high on their own self-righteousness.  All of our schools – public and private; I’ve attended both – bombard us with the Civil Rights era. They all want to be part of their own Civil Rights Movement, and since the real one ended about twenty years before I was born, they gotta stretch and find more random shit to be angry about. Don’t get me wrong – our schools should teach us about the Civil Rights era, because it’s an important part of our history.  Unfortunately, when they do teach it, a lot of it is simplified and turned into some demented fairy tale, complete with LIES.  Lies, such as “Nixon and the Republicans were racist!”  No.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed without the unanimous support of the Republican Party.  Look it up if you don’t believe me.

The Civil Rights era is dumbed down thusly:  White people, evil; black people, perpetual victims and slaves.  The black experience was  more complex than that.  Yes, terrible things were done to black people.  I recently spent an entire evening looking up the lynching of Jesse Washington.  I didn’t learn about that in high school.  It was a horrific example of a black person being not just hung in public, but burned alive and mutilated, all for the enjoyment of the residents of Waco, Texas.  This was after he allegedly “confessed” to murdering a white woman.  Oh, but it gets worse.  A photographer was there.  He took pictures and those photos were printed on postcards and sold.

Then there’s the story of Emmett Till.  Recently, a white artist painted a portrait of Emmett’s corpse.  It was a terrible painting – technically, I mean.  The racial grievance mob insisted that the woman had no right to paint Emmett Till simply because she was white.

I know racism exists.  I know that things were really bad for black people in the past, and I know that we’re all lucky to have survived.  That teenage farmhand could very easily been one of my ancestors.  It’s harrowing and scary.

They never talk about the good things, about how not all blacks were slaves, and that some even had their own businesses!  There’s so much about the black experience that none of us ever really learn about, all so that black people are presented as these eternal victims.  This then feeds into the vengeful hatred that blacks have for cops and whitey.

One YA fantasy novel, or even a zillion fantasy novels with “questionable” passages cannot possibly compare to what black people actually went through.  It’s nowhere near the same.  We will survive a racist book.  That’s even assuming the book is racist, which, in all likelihood, is probably not.  After all, SJWs always lie, as Vox Day says.

Oh, and becuase I just gotta make this even longer, I see the three rules of SJWs Always Lie in play here.

  1.  SJWs always lie
  2. SJWs always double down
  3. SJWs always project

They lied about Veronica Roth’s book.  I cannot confirm if they lied about Keira Drake’s book.  After all, I have not read it.  I have not read Laurie Forest’s book either.  That being said, these people lie about pretty much everything else.  Or, on the other hand, they take their opinion and present it as fact, which is a form of lying.  They believe that because Laurie Forest’s characters said something that could be construed as racist, that the book is racist propaganda, that the author is racist and that the author wants everyone else to be racist too.

They doubled down once they were victorious in getting Keira Drake’s book postponed.  Same with the wreckage of Milo Yiannopolis’s book deal with Simon & Schuster.  Now they’re doing the same thing to Laurie Forest.  They tried doing this to Veronica Roth, but she’s too successful and established, and their allegations of racism were easily debunked.  These two novels, The Continent and The Black Witch have not been released yet.  It’s easier to make up a bunch of lies because only a handful of people have access to ARCs.

They are, in all likelihood, secretly racist themselves and feel guilty for reading something that might remind them of their secret racist tendencies.  Or, they’re racist against white people, which is still fucking racism.  They cannot endure anything that might trigger their latent racism because then their libtard buddies won’t want to be friends with them, so they go on these ridiculous crusades against random people.

This is long enough now.  Also, I have scored a copy of The Black Witch off of eBay.  It’s an ARC, and I paid about $23 for it.  Well worth the price because if these hags succeed, my preorder will be canceled.  I will begin reading it and will post a review once I’m done.