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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.

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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 liberal 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, another 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.