That sounds so much classier than “random thoughts,” doesn’t it?
Obama Nostalgia. I remember the last time a Literally Hitler was turfed out of office. It was 2009, and President Sort-of-God was all set to lead us into the Age of Aquarius. The seas stopped rising, the planet began to heal, and, of course, race relations were never again a problem. All that aside, the real fun was watching the dawning horror in the Left’s eyes as they realized, as a rapper might’ve put it, that presidentin’ be hard, yo. After eight years of blaming every conceivable thing on Literally Hitler, now they’d have to confront the fact that they were in charge, and their coalition of weirdos-who-hate-each-other — previously unified solely by their mutual hate of Literally Hitler — would begin demanding incompatible things. One wonders how the very sane and totally not hysterical young lady who proclaimed her houseplants to be “a tiny national park that Donald Trump can’t destroy” will fare under the Bidenreich?
The link is to David Thompson’s excellent takedown of the original Salon piece, but if you click on it — the Salon piece — you’ll see that it’s illustrated with a stock photo of a very White person. Your houseplants are now safe from the Bad Orange Man, Sugar Tits, but how do you think you, personally, are going to fare under Komrade Kamala? I remember some very sad young wymyns learning some shoulda-been-obvious lessons the last time we put an Angry Negro (if that isn’t redundant) in the big chair. They learned nothing, of course — if they were capable of perceiving the obvious consequences of their actions, they wouldn’t be Leftists — and I don’t expect you will, either… but it’ll be fun watching you suffer.
Or not, since I’m done with not only the shit show that “America” has become, but also the commentary apparatus which is parasitic on said shit show. I simply fail to see the point anymore. Like our houseplant-diddling Leftist, above, guys like the Ace of Spades crew don’t get it, won’t get it, because — I have concluded, based on all available evidence — they can’t get it. Like Leftists, there are certain obvious conclusions they’re just not able, for whatever reason, to draw. Yes, boys, by all means, vote harder in those runoff elections! Send recall motions against Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer, et al! And by golly, be sure to vote EXTRA HARD in those!!! Because the same folks who stole a Presidential election in the most obvious, ham-fisted manner possible — and got away with it — will be sure to play it fair and square in some other election….
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, I’ve found out what it means to me. I never thought it would be possible for me to respect a Leftist, but that’s what’s great about life — you learn stuff. I’ve found that I could, in fact, respect a Leftist if, in the above situation — xzhey is presented with an election result that goes against xzheir preference — xzhey were simply to quote “Bartleby the Scrivener.” Oh, the election says I lost, and should depart from office forthwith? I’d prefer not to. Bonus points if they really own it and yell “I’m Rick James, bitch!!” while having the “victor” arrested for COVID mask violations. You’re the new peerage, guys. Roll with it. Shine on, you crazy diamonds. Start using the Royal Me and making your flunkies perform the full kowtow in your divine presence. Own that shit. I’ll still hate you with the heat of a thousand suns, but at least I’d respect you a little.
Reading List: I linked to David Thompson’s site, above. He’s got a great “year reheated” post up, so if you’re looking for a fun way to while away a few hours, I highly recommend the place.
Plans for the Future: I think a lot more of my posts here going forward will be in this “miscellania / random thoughts” format. As I said above, I’m checking out. It’s “inner immigration” for me, gang. I will still observe, a bit, the passing scene, but only as research for the paradigm being developed at the other site. As for the clown show our modern world has become… fuck it, I’m done. I can’t even laugh at it anymore, so pathetic has it become. There’s simply no point. My only engagement with “America” henceforth will be to carry on like Colin Kaepernick if I ever find myself at a sporting event — damn right I’m going to sit on my hands for the “national anthem,” and y’all should too. Henceforth this should be us, whenever forced to interact with the Bidenreich.
Happy new year, everyone.
[Addendum]: again, so much classier than “update.” In the comments at Thompson’s, a bit about “anti-racist” grading:
And so if you know 2+2=4, one way you can express your knowing is by writing it. Another way you can express your knowing is by discussing it. A third way is by creating a model that shows it. A fourth way is by illustrating it and a fifth way is by performing a play.
Is anyone surprised by this?
In case you’re wondering, yes, the explanation is what you think it is. It’s not just that professors are insanely lazy, and consider “teaching” beneath them. Rather, “anti-racist” grading flows from the same source as every other academic fad: The Alanis Morrisette-level irony that these avowed radical Marxists are all in it for the filthy capitalist lucre.
For, you see, the #1 commandment in ALL “education,” K-thru-PhD, is “Thou Shalt Not Fail Negroes.” If one fails the Negroes, all kinds of serious Federal shit lands on you, the most important of which is: you lose all kinds of funding. Back in the days, eggheads used to dream up ways to maintain the appearance of standards, even rigor, while hewing to the Zeroth Commandment — this is why having a “works cited” page, which (as the Last Psychiatrist put it) should be worth negative points, is now worth 75% of your grade. But since the Negroes can’t even fucking manage that (and to be fair, it’s not just Negroes; it’s the Negro-adjacent, which is pretty much the entirety of “Western” culture at this point), now we have to pretend that you can demonstrate mathematical knowledge by performing a play, or rapping, or what have you.
How long will it be before “metabolizing oxygen” is recognized as a valid “way of knowing”? Well, given how dumb Komrade Kamala is, I’d give it three years, tops.Loading Likes...