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Sunday, 9 August 2020

Random Shots for Sunday, 9 August 2020

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


  1. Posted to Facebook [ here, here, here, and here ] and Spreely [ here and here ] —

    Elisheva Hannah Levin
    Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    I did not go to the “let her speak” motor parade in Phoenix yesterday.

    I cannot support a person, a group, a caucus, or a party that supports the Communist-Maoist, antisemetic organization called Black Lives Matter or the so-called Antifa (who are what they say they are not) or any other group, coalition, or loose collection of individuals that engage in the violation of the indivdual rights of others. I condemn in no uncertain terms the deliberate violence, the destruction of property, the denial of right-of-way, and the destruction of the lives and livelihoods of those who are unable to pick up and move from their homes and businesses.

    I know for a fact that every person alive today can recount sordid and sorry tales of the oppression of their ancestors. And that all can also point to ancestors who practiced the horrors of slavery and bigotry. Every person on earth is bound by the eternal golden braid of ancestry to every other person.

    I also know that each person is responsible for his or her own sins. They are not responsible for those of their predecessors. That is justice. Anything else is an evil that leads to the slaughter of millions every time.

    With all due respect to the Libertarian Party, I am sick and tired of being told that I must vote for someone even if I vehemently disagree with their actions and / or their speech, because it is “just one difference,” as if all differences are no more important than a preference for coffee over tea, or pineapple on pizza. Supporting the organization Black Lives Matter is not a matter of personal preference. The organization is dedicated to the imposition of Maoist tyranny in the name of the false construct of race, and a series of lies about history encapsulated in the 1619 project. I will state this bluntly. You are not and cannot be committed to individual liberty if you have committed yourself to ideas that are antithetical to it.

    The ideas promulgated by The organization Black Lives Matter are opposed to individual liberty, and those who promulgate them are committed to tyranny in their words and actions.

    I believe that every human being has rights, and I weep for those whose rights are violated by police, by armies, by demonstrators, and by ordinary thieves, murderers, and liars. Everyone’s life is precious to him or herself. Every peaceful person has the right to go about their lives as they see fit. There is one limit. Nobody has the right to a claim on the life, liberty, or property of another human being except by mutual agreement. This is Libertarianism 101. None of us deserves repairations for what happened to ancestors. None of us is obligated to answer for crimes we did not commit.

    I will stand up for your liberty. I will not help you oppress others who did you no harm and may in fact have dealt with oppresion against themselves. And I sure as hell will not support any candidate who supports oppressive organizations that have an agenda to harrass, badger, struggle with, and harm the lives of their fellow human beings.

    For this reason, I cannot support any candidate without clarification about statements and actions that appear to support Black Lives Matter, the organization. I do in fact support the Department of Justice and police departments and the officials who guide them, in their duty to protect the lives, liberty, and property of those who are being harmed and threatened under the LP Statement of Principles that governments, where they exist, do so only to secure the rights of the people. (For the assholes who guard the purity gates, this is a paraphrase and not a quote. It is accurate enough for you to get the point).

    In the United States, we have a government. It has erred, it has amassed power, it has gone astray. But it exists and is therefore obligated to do its actual job.

    I submit that we are about to see what happens when ill-prepared citizens take up arms to protect their lives, liberty, and property against organizations such as BLM and Antifa. It may make the French Revolution’s reign of terror look like child’s play.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    “Does anybody think that the same store associate who are expressly forbidden from dealing with a person running out the door with armfuls of merchandise are going to be given the authority to manhandle customers who don’t want to wear a bullshit mask?”

    I’ve been in the position of the loss prevention associate — while the official, printed policy was as above (“don’t try to physically stop the shoplifters”), in actuality, if I didn’t at least make the attempt (try to block their exit, give chase), the manager on duty would ask, “Why didn’t you try to stop that one?”


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  2. The AtlanticWhy America Is Afraid of TikTok by Michael Schuman
  3. VultureYou Can Hate Inception All You Want by Bilge Ebiri
  4. The Washington PostPolitics: How the Trump campaign came to court QAnon, the online conspiracy movement identified by the FBI as a violent threat by Isaac Stanley-Becker
  5. The New York TimesThe Mask Slackers of 1918 by Christine Hauser
  6. OutsideWe Quit Our Jobs to Build a Cabin – Everything Went Wrong by Bryan Schatz and Patrick Hutchison
  7. Time’s Tapestry, Book Three: Navigator by Stephen Baxter
  8. OneZero from MediumThe Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy. by Caitlin Dewey
  9. WiredTikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface by Jason Parham
  10. VoxThe Goods: Should Disney World even be open? by Carlye Wisel
  11. Futures Less Travelled by Vivienne Raper — Taking on the Boloverse: Honor of the Regiment – Bolos Book 1
  12. Gun Free Zone [GFZ] — Freak tries to get Kroger manager canceled and where I think/hope cancel culture ends up by “J. Kb”
  13. PJ MediaNews & Politics: Seattle Mayor Again Blames Trump After Rioters Blew Open a Police Station Using a Van Full of Explosives by Tyler O’Neil

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