White House Imposes A Cover Charge

As every bartender and bouncer knows, the purpose of a cover charge is either to pay the rent or keep out the riffraff. I don’t think the Federal Government needs help paying the rent.

Media ticked over White House plan to charge reporters $170 for COVID-19 test every time they enter

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By Breck Dumas, 26 February 2021

The White House plans to roll out a new policy starting Monday that would charge journalists $170 to take a COVID-19 test every time they enter the grounds, and reporters in the press corps and beyond are not happy about it.

The Washington Post revealed the plan, reporting that the Biden administration is getting pushback from media outlets large and small who are unhappy about being asked to pay the government what could amount to tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of doing their jobs.

But the Biden administration says the tests are just too expensive for the White House to keep paying.

That would sound more credible if he wasn’t currently pushing a $1,900,000,000,000.00 additional spending bill. To say nothing of him being the one imposing the test requirement in the first place.

Reporters from across the country also expressed their frustrations and dismay over the new policy on social media.

Max Tani of The Daily Beast tweeted, “I think part of ‘bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room’ is not making it prohibitively expensive for smaller outlets with tight budgets to go to the White House.”

Hey, Max, your people ‘elected’ a Swamp Creature and it turned out to be a bloodsucking mosquito. Deal with it. Deal with the fact that you can no longer wave away the costs of COVID paranoia with fresh Benjamins from the Federal Reserve.

Tim Murtaugh, the former communications director for President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, explained, “Put another way: A small news outlet with one White House reporter, paying $170 for each virus test, would pay… $40,800/year. That’s a lot for the privilege of covering Biden. Only bigger outlets could swing it.”

And bigger bodies, to have enough blood for those daily blood tests. Pro-tip, don’t ban that beef just yet! You’re gonna need quality protein, not that soy-based laboratory excrement.

Tim is right, of course. That is why Biden & Friends is doing it, to keep the little guys out. The fewer news outlets there are watching them, the easier they’ll be to control.

Ultimate FBI Meme

Just in case any Cracker Christian Nationalist Neo-Zionist Trump Lover Terrorists missed the memo, the FBI has abandoned due process of law in favor of crowdsourcing its investigations on Twitter because amateurs do a better job.

The Feebs didn’t say what her crime is but the hat says Trump. They’ve already arrested, last I checked, 200 people from 41 different States for the heinous crime of misdemeanor trespass in the Capitol Building after D.C. police opened the door for them.

Let’s Discuss Ravi Zecharias. Peers

I have trouble believing that any big-name Christian celebrity is an honorable, God-fearing creature. Thus, when I hear an account of them womanizing and scamming, I don’t even break stride unless the story is funny. In Ravi Zecharias’ case, my disinterest went double because he was dead before the accusations started hitting. Not that I believe he’s innocent; he’s just not humanity’s problem anymore.

Since then, however, the fallout has begun following a very familiar pattern that has less to do with the man himself and mostly to do with signaling virtue to the New World Order of atheism, feminism and subjecting the Church to State oversight.

It’s time to discuss the living.

RZIM Americas’ director apologizes for failures, furthering late apologist’s “false narratives.

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By Brandon Showalter, 25 February 2021

False narratives, they say? They have my attention. Is the Church going to do a thing and preach truth to power for once?

The Americas’ director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and his wife are the latest to release public apologies for trusting the late apologist and furthering the false narratives he promoted, following the release of an investigative report this month detailing Zacharias’ years of sexual misconduct. …

Since the release of the final report, RZIM has halted all fundraising activities and public relations staffer Ruth Malhotra has come forward with an insider account of how the organization operated in a “toxic” manner.

In a 26-page letter to the RZIM board of directors, Malhotra expressed how she was not given straightforward answers when she asked leadership questions that were emerging about Zacharias. various misdeeds and that she felt she was unable to do her job in keeping with her moral convictions.

“I broke through the glass ceiling then got rayyyped!” It’s like there’s a reason why women were not previously allowed in the halls of power, a reason that might have protected them from their own sexual instincts. If we’re going to take porn away from men then consistency demands we take the C-suite away from women.

Malhotra also recounted that RZIM leadership staged a “conciliation” session where she was berated and told she was nearly insane for raising objections.

Allegations against Zacharias include that he had sexually groomed a Canadian woman, Lori Anne Thompson, and that he had inflated and misrepresented his credentials and academic background, which first emerged in 2017. He was also accused of engaging in serious sexual misconduct with female employees at a spa he co-owned in Georgia, which was revealed last summer, not long after his death in May 2020.

Snore. “He acted inappropriately during my shift at the rub & tug!” Again, I’m not saying Ravi was innocent. I’m saying nobody in that situation was innocent. It’s what police call a self-cleaning oven. Honestly, we could have safely assumed guilt at “Ravi owned a private spa.”

Both sets of allegations were first exposed by Steve Baughman, a San Franciso Bay area attorney who documented Zacharias. multi-faceted corruption in the book, Cover-Up in the Kingdom: Phone Sex, Lies, and God’s Great Apologist, Ravi Zacharias. In media interviews since the release of the final report, Baughman has stressed that the problem that enabled Zacharias to abuse so many for so long is not exclusively about him but is rooted in a broader evangelical Christian business culture.


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While Northern California has a strong Lumbersexual community, long-sleeved shirts in the Bay Area often hide emaciation from drug abuse or social diseases. Hoodies are the current trend for warmth there, last I visited about five years ago.

My name is Steve Baughman.

I am a part-time lawyer, part-time touring and teaching musician, part-time philosophy student, and full-time dilettante. I am currently registered at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and have done most of my work there with the Dominicans.

I am a religious skeptic but I consider it intellectual cowardice to enroll in schools and programs whose stated purpose is to strengthen your existing religious beliefs.

Is it physical cowardice to enroll in a gym whose stated purpose is to strengthen your body? Faith in God is not a personality trait. It doesn’t just happen.

The Ravi Zacharias project fell into my lap most unexpectedly in 2015 when I was seeking the best and brightest defenders of the Christian religion. I began earnestly to look into his work and quickly found a scoundrel behind the smiling erudition.

People have warned me that Ravi will sue me for the work I have done exposing his career-long deceptions and misconduct. He won’t. Despite his public persona, Ravi Zacharias is a cowardly man who refuses to debate opponents, daring only to confront them from behind his keyboard or microphone, where he controls the agenda. A lawsuit against me would require Ravi to sit down for a deposition and answer questions without evasion.

Institutional Christianity has responded to the (growing!) mountain of evidence against Ravi Zacharias by sweeping it under the rug. Ravi continues to receive speaking gigs and awards from churches and evangelical groups as well as book contracts from Christian publishers.

This is exactly what my atheist worldview would have predicted.

It is also what your self-identification as a Skeptic predicted, Steve: that you go out of your way to find fraudulent Christians in order to support your preexisting belief that there is no God. Next time, pick a believer who has suffered for his faith instead of making a million bucks off it. You say you help rescue Chinese Christians but it’s like you never listened to why they didn’t just shrug and chant the Party line.

I begin to suspect that Ravi’s accusers are less interested in justice than Progress.

End segue.

The Vitales added in their statement that they would commit to listening to survivors of sexual abuse and learn from them.

My suspicion just got upvoted. Let’s proceed to their confession.

A Personal Confession from Vince and Jo Vitale

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February 23, 2021

To all who read this, thank you for allowing us the chance to share with you a personal confession. We are grieved beyond measure for every one of the victims who has been abused in such appalling and reprehensible ways by Ravi Zacharias. There are not words to express our grief as strongly as we wish to. Sexual abuse.abuse of any kind.defies everything that the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaims about the sacred, intrinsic, undiminishable value of women, and indeed of every single person.

Sigh, I wonder where THIS is going.

Over the last several months and especially since the release of the interim report of the investigation in December, we have been asking God to search our hearts, to reveal to us the ways in which we personally have failed. And we have recognized some extremely sobering truths: first, our confidence in our friend, Ravi, was severely misplaced; Ravi abused people in horrific ways and then repeatedly and brazenly lied to our faces. On the heels of these truths came the sickening realization that by believing Ravi’s lies and then passing on his false narratives, we in turn deeply hurt people.the very people most in need of our care.and we added to their pain. We are sorry. We are so very, very sorry.

Why? If you acted in good faith and did not know then there’s no call for this kind of groveling.

Two of the primary concerns that motivated us to become apologists were for Vince a desire to speak hope to the sufferer, and for Jo a desire to share with women that God sees them as valuable and of sacred worth. It fills us with intense sorrow to know that we have failed in the precise areas that God had asked us to prioritize, and in doing so failed the very people that God asked us to love well.

They repent of Ravi Zecharias but not the Original Sin that led them to him in the first place.

In 2017, Lori Anne Thompson came forward with allegations about how she had suffered grievously because of Ravi, and we did not listen. We failed to respect her by not giving her the serious attention that she deserved. We also failed to listen to those who faithfully stood with her and spoke up for her. Shamefully, we were slow to listen and quick to speak, the opposite of what God asks of us.

What were your reasons for not believing her? They could be legitimate, since God also said to not consider an accusation against a leader without strong evidence.

I [Jo] feel particularly convicted that although I’m someone who speaks regularly about the God who sees women, when a woman was abused by someone in my own sphere, I completely and utterly failed to see her. Not only should I have listened, but given the serious nature of the claims, I should have recognized my own personal bias and weighted the victim’s words more heavily. As a woman with a public voice, I failed to use that voice to speak up for another when her voice was not being heard. For this, I am so ashamed, and so devastatingly sorry.

Skipping paragraphs of such moodiness as that,

We should have asked for help. When allegations were brought against Ravi in 2017, we were in a situation that we did not have the learning and understanding to handle well. We needed expert counsel, especially from survivors and advocates, and not recognizing our ignorance was another serious failing of ours. Had we sought the right counsel, we could have done a far better job responding to the legitimate questions and concerns that were raised at the time, and we would have been told to recommend a thorough independent investigation. Had such an investigation been done, so much might have come to light and Ravi’s abuse might have been stopped much sooner.

Now that’s an interesting thought. When a woman accuses a high-profile Christian leader and the accusation is not credible, we should still bring in outside authorities to judge the worth of Pastor Sexy?

That’s one of the hallmarks of militant feminism: blind trust in authority, and if the current authority doesn’t bring you the results you want then find a bigger man er, authority and let’s you and him fight. The winner gets to touch your ta-tas a second time.

So much is uncertain about the future, but what we do know is that we serve a God who is infinitely more concerned about the cries of victims than about our reputations, and far more interested in repentant hearts than rebranded ministries. In light of the severity of what has occurred, it may be right for this organization, at least in its current form, to come to an end. We are at peace with that.

Fine, but you can do that with perhaps two thousand fewer words.

We have absolutely no interest in getting back to business as usual. We personally have felt a temptation at times to run from this whole catastrophe, but we believe, especially in light of our personal failures and the responsibility that we personally bear, that God is asking us to focus our full attention on repentance and restitution and learning and serving.

I fear that “repentance” will take the form of continuing Ravi’s work as a celebrity male feminist. Institution converged!

MORE SKULLS! I must have MORE!

‘Criminal, sociopathic, satanic’: Christian leaders react to Ravi Zacharias sex abuse report

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By Leah MarieAnn Klett, 17 February 2021

Michael Youssef

In an interview with The Christian Post, bestselling author and pastor Michael Youssef said Zacharias. downfall is a sobering reminder that “accountability” must be a significant pillar of ministry.

Another call for an outside, probably secular, certainly feminist, authority to supervise all church leaders when even the stupidest accusation is made against them.

.We have put these people on a pedestal,. Youssef stressed. .Weekly, I tell my congregation, .If you’re here because of me, go somewhere else. If you want to worship Jesus, then, welcome.” We are about Jesus. We’re not about the preacher. We’re not about celebrities, because that is deadly as far as the Gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned..

“My next book will be published anonymously,” he didn’t say.

In addition to demonstrating transparency with his accountability partners, Youssef said that three people are aware of his whereabouts at all times. He releases his finances and tax returns to five members of his leadership and his technological devices are fully accessible to his spouse and staff.

Such measures are .necessary,. Youssef said, adding that everyone . regardless of their title . is “very capable of self-deception..

Necessary for the modern celebrity who refuses to avoid women, yes.

.We can never get to the point where we say, .I trust my own judgment,. because you cannot,. he said. .Scripture tells us the heart is deceitful above all. So what do you do? You build a wall around those areas that are going to cause your downfall..

That’s the kind of bullshit that our leader love to fling around like chimpanzees: “You can’t trust yourself. You can only trust God who thinks you’re a worthless piece of scum. Buy my book to learn how to redeem yourself in God’s opinion!”

The Christian and Missionary Alliance

In a statement, Zacharias. denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, said that in light of the late apologist’s “pattern of sinful behavior that has caused enormous pain to many and undermined the witness of Christ’s Church,. it’s decided to posthumously expel him “from licensed ministry in our denomination..

.This comes with the automatic revocation of his ordination,. the group said.

.We are deeply grieved over the pain suffered by Lori Anne Thompson, the massage therapists, and others who may have been victimized by Mr. Zacharias. behavior, and support appropriate advocacy efforts on their behalf. Mr. Zacharias. actions were in direct violation of his obligation to demonstrate his commitment to serve Christ and His people through his devotion, character, lifestyle, and values..

That’s great but the underlying problem remains of allowing women intimate access to Church leaders.

Jim Denison

In a blog post, author and cultural apologist Jim Denison acknowledged that when a respected Christian leader like Zacharias falls, it elicits .deep, painful emotions,. embarrassment and anger.

He outlined three steps every biblical Christian should take in response to the revelations “before this story becomes our story tomorrow..

Christians, he said, must first “grieve” for Zacharias. victims because every “person he abused is someone made in God’s image and beloved by our Father..

Women aren’t made in God’s image, but Man’s.

Biblical Christians must also “expect private sins to become public,. Denison stressed. The apologist warned that “sin will always take you further than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay and cost you more than you wanted to pay. Always.. Finally, Denison called those living in secret sin to “repent now..

A Biblical response. “Your sin will find you out just like his did. Stop now!”

Russell Moore

In a lengthy op-ed, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said that what “enrages” him the most about Zacharias. predatorial behavior is that the late apologist used “the name of Jesus Christ to do so..

Me, what I find most enraging is that the “victims” stayed with him.

.One woman reports that after she experienced what she described as rape that Zacharias had her pray with him, thanking God for ‘the opportunity.” Such an action would be unspeakable . an act of blasphemy to empower predatory violence,. he wrote.

.The witness of the church is at stake. More importantly, the lives of those made in the image of God, those for whom Jesus died, are at stake,. the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission continued.

There’s that phrase again. Hmm.

.This awful report . coming on the heels of so many other situations detailed before “should rouse the conscience to ask not just how sadists can get into places of Christian leadership, but whether we have created a situation where the very presence of a conscience is an impediment to advancement in the Machiavellian and sometimes Caligula-like world of some sectors of American Christianity..

Yes and again, that situation he’s referring to without actual mention is the Church’s formal embrace of Original Sin. You stop celebrity pastors from getting frisky with women by keeping them away from women. But that means keeping women out of the halls of power and so is a non-starter. Youssef’s solution is to live in a fishbowl and Denison’s is simply to not hide one’s crimes, but life would be much easier for our leaders if women were left to either their husband’s care or a Spinsters Auxiliary. Not to mention holier.

Lee Strobel

The report on sexual sins by Ravi Zacharias is horrific. He deceived so many. My heart goes out to his victims. Ravi was among those I interviewed 20 yrs ago for The Case for Faith. My publisher and I decided to halt printings of the book, and I am working on a revised edition.

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Come on, Lee. He frequented massage parlors. He associated with women. How are any of these allegations a surprise?

And no, I haven’t heard of Ravi committing any “horrific” sexual sin. Maybe I’m just jaded from life in California but horrific is aggravated rape & murder by an “undocumented resident noncitizen released early so he won’t catch Wuhan Flu”. Ravi threatened suicide if wifey told hubby? That’s a self-cleaning oven, baby. All our problems should be so easily solved.

In fact, many of Ravi’s crimes were not sexual in nature. He mostly claimed credentials that he didn’t deserve. Anybody who noticed that he named his ministry after himself should have recognized it as a narcissism tell. None of these people care about the false credentialing. All of them care exclusively that the wymyn were not immediately believed.

The pink elephant of Feminism is not just squatting in the Church; she’s spraying diarrhea everywhere! On the Cross, on the saints, on the confession booth!

Collin Hansen

Collin Hansen, the editor in chief of The Gospel Coalition, wrote that the world has never seen an “evangelical leader with such a high profile perpetuate this kind of complex, years-long pattern of abuse..

.But I don’t see a lot of surprise, because his abuse looks like the pattern of sexual exploitation we’ve come to understand from men who betray trust,” he wrote. “We.ve learned to identify the steps. He preyed on the vulnerable. He leveraged his ministry influence to intimidate victims. He convinced the world he couldn’t be the kind of monster they imagine sexual predators to be. In other words, he fit the type..

Huh. I’m surprised that even one pundit admitted to not being shocked, totally shocked that something like Ravi happened. Coming from the Gospel Coalition, he’s probably selling something. This isn’t him but it’s strong evidence that TGC isn’t about to solve the root problems of clergy getting frisky with women anytime soon:


Women Are Not the Problem

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18 February 2021

[Author Melissa Kruger serves as director of women’s content at The Gospel Coalition.]

While it’s abundantly clear how Zacharias’s actions directly harmed these particular women, I also fear how his actions will affect women in churches all over the world as upright men seek to avoid following in his footsteps.

It is wise to give careful thought to our ways and commendable to be circumspect in our actions. However, I’m concerned that certain well-intentioned guardrails have the potential to harm women. Pastors and church leaders, whatever actions you take to fight for purity, it’s important to remember: women are not the problem.

As you rightly prepare your minds for action (1 Pet. 1:13), here are a few truths to consider.

1. Draw near to God (don’t withdraw from women).

Withdrawing from women isn’t the solution. In fact, it’s part of the problem. It wasn’t good for Adam to be alone in the garden, and it’s not good for men to be without women in the church.

Adam didn’t screw up paradise until Eve came along.

2. Know your enemy (it.s not women).

If you’re attracted to someone in an improper way, practice wisdom in your interactions. Flee all forms of sexual immorality (1 Cor. 6:18). Avoid the enticements of an adulteress (Prov. 7:5).

However, don’t make blanket rules that prevent relationships or interactions with all women.

Flee sexual temptation! but keep meeting in private with your female mentees.

3. Seek accountability (but not at the expense of women).

It.s good to have accountability. Have people in your life who will ask you tough questions. Put protective software on your electronic devices. Avoid shows and songs that stir up wrong desires. Be careful, though, that you don’t communicate to women that they are the problem.

…I also know some elders who practice a policy of always copying someone else on email correspondence with women. While you may be trying to communicate .I.m above reproach,. it often communicates “You are dangerous..

[stunned silence; no comment]

4. Shepherd the flock (which includes women).

If you’re an elder or a minister of the flock of God, you are called to shepherd women. This isn’t remote work.

Unless the health department says choir practice spreads plague.

It harms women to be distant in your care. Protect the women in your flock by interacting with them, not by avoiding them. Know their names and let them know your voice. Be interested in them. Ask how you can pray for them. Encourage their service. Support their ministry. A kind, encouraging word from an elder or pastor can spur on so much good. Don’t make the mistake of thinking purity involves avoiding women. See them. Know them. Shepherd them.

Mentor them! because they’re sexually attracted to power.

If Mr. Hansen truly recognizes the signs of impending #MeTooism then he’d have already quit the Gospel Coalition in fear and loathing. You heard it here first, folks: TGC is about to be rocked by a major sex scandal. I don’t yet know the details but thanks to Director Melissa’s hamsterbation, I don’t need to.

End segue.

Zacharias broke trust by “violating the trust of vulnerable, exposed women,. Hansen said. .We agonize on their behalf and beg God that no one else would suffer as they did. We lament this grievous evil. We renew our commitment to repair what injustice has destroyed..

Zacharias first broke trust with God by elevating those “vulnerable, exposed” women into influential roles in the little kingdom that he named after himself. Maybe the subsequent creepiness would not have happened had God been obeyed from the beginning.

So, I still don’t care about RZIM specifically but I do care that of all the horrified onlookers, not one has proposed the obvious and Scripture-mandated solutions of husbands ruling over wives and not giving women high office in Christian ministry. Baughman is not the first atheist to sneer at such blatant hypocrisy and a part of me doesn’t even blame him.

Will Conservatives Move To I’ll-Jeer-Ya Media?

As conservatives get deplatformed and betrayed Left and Right on social media… looking at YOU, Fox News!.. they’ve been migrating into increasingly obvious honeytraps such as Parler. Methinks this effort jumps the shark.

Al Jazeera is launching a new media platform called ‘Rightly’ for conservatives

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By Carlos Garcia, 23 February 2021

Television news channel Al-Jazeera announced that they would be launching a new media platform for conservatives called “Rightly.”

The same news organization that hosts Jihadist holocaust-deniers is offering a new home for conservatives. How nice and altruistic of them!

The digital platform will air its first show on Thursday called “Right Now with Stephen Kent,” an opinion news program. Kent described his show in an email to NPR as not being simply another forum for the fight between Republicans and Democrats. “This show is a forum about the fight within the right over its commitment to liberalism, the ethic of accommodation, and openness,” Kent said.

Kent is a libertarian, a regular on the Glenn Beck show and the kind of man who keeps NPR informed of his activities.

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Problem glasses, no facial hair and a Congressman’s smile.

“That tradition is under attack on the left and right,” he added. “But I can’t settle the left’s increasingly complicated relationship with liberalism. So my focus will be on the right and building the case over time for why the liberal tradition is worth defending.”

I’m pretty sure that that is Buzzfeed’s shtick. Also Vice, Vox, Jezebel, CNN and my local rag.

Rightly’s editor in chief is a longtime journalist and blogger from Fox News, Scott Norvell, as first reported by Politico.

Michael Weaver, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Growth at Al Jazeera Media Network’s Digital Division, released a statement further elaborating the mission of the new media outlet.

“Al Jazeera is excited to expand its digital footprint with Rightly to provide fresh voices that are too often left out of the mainstream media a space to engage and debate the issues that matter most to them,” said Weaver.

Rightly will also be a platform where the full spectrum of political voices can expect to have, or find, a thoughtful debate on the future of the United States,” he added.

According to The Guardian, the new platform is already facing criticism from within Al Jazeera’s staff.

Privately, some Al Jazeera staff expressed dismay at the launch of Rightly, wondering how it squared with the network’s previously stated commitments to giving voice to marginalised communities. Al Jazeera has been seen suspiciously by many on the right for what appeared to be left-wing bias when reporting the news. The channel is also funded by the Qatari government.

No red flags, Cuckservatives. Go play! Let it all hang out! *ding* Ah, my popcorn’s ready.

At Least It’s Not A Childrens. Book

A big thumbs up to the Lizard Queen! for not having her memoirs ghost-written in the form of a childrens’ book. It will remain a work of fiction, however.

Hillary Clinton Penning Political Thriller Novel: .State of Terror.

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By Hannah Bleau, 23 February 2021

Do not roll yet, my eyeballs! This has potential to “thrill” on several levels.

Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is penning a political thriller, State of Terror, alongside award-winning author Louise Penny.

When I was six years old, this was called “playing pretend”.

Clinton described writing the book alongside Penny, who penned the works Bury Your Dead, The Nature of the Beast, and All the Devils Are Here, as a “dream come true..

That’s Hillary Clinton on the… umm… wow, they’re twins! And Louise Penny on the other side. This is either massive ego or Hillary pretending to ghost-write her own book, which is a level of deception that is actually exciting in the context of a political thriller.

.I.ve relished every one of her books and characters as well as her friendship,. Clinton said. .Now we’re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears..

Penny was equally eager to pen a book with the former secretary of state.

Remember that.

.When it was suggested my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough,. she said in a statement Tuesday.

Axios first reported [former Secretary of State] Clinton’s fiction book, which centers around a .novice Secretary of State. who “joins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage,. per the book’s synopsis:

Oh. My. Dog.

It’s Fifty Shades of Drumpf!

“A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the Secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.”

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It is expected to be released by Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press in October.

In hardcover, paperback and human skin.

Clinton.s latest book comes as she continues to expand her realm of influence, launching the “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” podcast on Spotify last year.

As the name implies, the viewership is two people. The only way the Lizard Queen could lose with less grace is if she followed Madonna’s example and wrote…

The failed Trump challenger has authored several books throughout her lifetime, including It Takes a Village, Hard Choices, What Happened, and a children’s book, The Book of Gutsy Women, which she coauthored with her daughter Chelsea Clinton.


A Case Study In Boomers Disinheriting Their Kids

Who knew that Marketwatch had an advice column, and does that mean what I think it means about where old folks are getting family relationship advice today? Not all Boomers are like this but if you are then you might be a Boomer.

My wife and I are in our 60s. Should we skip our undeserving children and leave everything to our grandkids instead?

.We don’t want the middle generation to gain from our estate, while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance.

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By Quentin Fottrell, 22 February 2021

Dear Quentin,

My wife and I are in our mid-sixties and we are both retired. My parents have passed on. I have no living siblings or children. My wife has 3 adult children in their 40s. None of them are mature, responsible adults. (Alcohol, drugs, can’t hold a decent full-time job etc.).

Just like you, then? Aside from the slight possibility that Mommy was widowed in her mid-20s, this guy doesn’t have a history of good life decisions either.

They have 4 children. We have to make some tough decisions regarding estate planning.

What’s the rush? It’s only been a full year of a life-ending plague so severe that only total government control of society has allowed us to survive even this long. That’s not actually true but it’s what this age demographic overwhelmingly believes is true, so I wonder why now?

Is it a viable option to skip the “middle generation” and bequeath all to the 4 grandkids? They are aged between 10 and 18.

You want to Cancel your impoverished kids in order to convert your grandkids into literal Trust Fund babies?

We don’t want the “middle generation” to gain from our estate, while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance, and we don’t want our life savings burned up by 3 undeserving kids while the grandchildren suffer. Can a trust or will assure us that our desired plan will actually happen?

Concerned Grandparents

Oookay, so it’s not about coming to terms with your mortality. It’s about alienating your kids, who are messed up but totally not because of the broken family they had to endure at a young age or growing up in a society that hates them so completely that check-outs like drugs have become attractive…. a society that hates them so completely that their own parents are disgusted at the idea of giving them anything for free.

It’s possible that the GenXers here are true degenerates. One should not give an inheritance to somebody who is likely to squander it on fentanyl but the reason is because you love them and don’t want to facilitate their self-destruction. Not because they don’t deserve it.

It is not acceptable to disinherit your kids because you don’t like them or because they don’t have “good, full-time jobs” in an economy that is vigorously destroying the very concept. Furthermore, it’s an insult to your kids to both 1. disinherit them because they’re bad human beings and 2. give the inheritance to their kids because they’re turning out well. Which is it?

“Can a trust or will assure us that our desired plan will actually happen?”

It’s not about you anymore, Gramps. What your kids do with what you leave behind is for them to decide, not you. You’ve had your time, lived your life and made your choices. It is not your place to thwart your kids by skipping a generation. Not without better reasons than what you’ve given.

“We don’t want the “middle generation” to gain from our estate, while cheating our grandkids out of their rightful inheritance”

That’s an interesting concept: “rightful inheritance”. Let’s explore that concept in the context of Marketwatch’s response.

Dear Grandparents,

Can you skip the middle generation? You can. May you skip the middle generation? You may. I don’t want to sound like an elementary-school teacher, so let me reassure you that my opinion is not a judgment call on whether you should or shouldn.t, it is merely a vote of confidence for you to trust your gut and always remember that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.

Of course a Sodomite working as an NYC journalist sees no problem with leaving one’s inheritance to a professional conservator instead of a man’s own family.

I didn’t see any asking for permission in the letter. It would have been interesting if Gramps had asked because it would indicate he was seeking permission to act against Grandma’s wishes for her own children. It’s depressing to watch so many mothers exhibit maternal instincts that would shame a scorpion.

A trust is a more private option than a will, and you can obviously set out terms of that trust, and give the beneficiaries an income instead of a lump sum, if you don’t feel comfortable that your grandchildren would give the money to their parents to support bad habits. You could also provide money from the trust for, say, to help toward a down payment for a home in the beneficiaries. name.

That is the only step worse than disinheriting your kids: using their inheritance as a post-mortem behavior modification tool. Nothing says “rightful inheritance” like forcing Junior to jump through hoops to win your wallet!

Alternatively, you could add terms to the trust to encourage good behavior in your wife’s 3 children. .Incentive distribution schemes are common ways clients encourage productivity. If a beneficiary is in school, cash distributions from the trust can be made only if the beneficiary maintains a certain grade point average,. according to The Sketchley Law Firm.

I read it “Sketchy Law Firm” and man does that boot fit.

Similarly, any distribution to your kids or grandkids could require proof that they have been alcohol- or drug-free for X years. .Distributions may be conditioned on continued participation in drug and alcohol counseling, completion of in-patient rehabilitation programs, or remaining free of any further criminal or traffic violations related to drugs or alcohol,. The Sketchley Law Firm adds.

That’s the way to do it, Baby Boomers! Make your kids beg for their inheritances even after they’re adults and you are dead!

Your letter comes at an opportune time. I moderated a .MarketWatch: Mastering Your Money. online town hall, and I hosted a session on setting up wills and trusts with Elizabeth Forspan, an estate-planning attorney and partner at Forspan Klear and Amy Zehnder, managing director at Leadership and Legacy Consultant, Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank.

Zehnder summed up the difference between a will and a trust thus: .You don’t want all of your stuff to be visible to everyone, dumped in the front yard. And that’s probate! Trusts help to maintain privacy.” Should you decide to have a conversation with your kids about a trust, and you are under no obligation to do so, Zehnder suggests using words like .hopes, dreams, achieve and preserve..

Boomers, please don’t take family relationship advice from your 401k managers.

Forspan recommends that wills and trusts should be revisited and, if need be, updated every 4 to 5 years. .Anytime, there is any major change in the tax law, or if there is any change in your family situation, or you get divorced, married or, God forbid, if someone in your family dies, you should always have a plan. And appoint a power of attorney should you become incapacitated..

There is much you can do to help your children and your grandchildren, whether they see it that way or not.

Holy feckless arrogant solipsism, Batman! Does it count as COVID when they get smothered with a pillow?

It is a perennial, generational temptation to wonder what will happen after you’re gone. Maturity teaches that your are not the architect of history; you have a small part to play and eventually, you’re finished for better or worse. I deal with that myself, trying to find a good apprentice to teach what I know before “the golden bowl is broken”, to quote Ecclesiastes. (I’m only in my forties myself but time is running out for civilization.) While I naturally want a successor who shares my beliefs, lacking that I will teach who I can because every man deserves the chance to succeed.

Disinheriting your own children because they didn’t turn out as well as you’d wanted, or micromanaging their lives post-mortem… that is a prideful arrogance of a level that is hard to even imagine. “My kids deserve nothing good from me because they’re still working McJobs at age 40 and they’re struggling with addictions like my Free Love Generation never did” is… wow.

And yet, the grandkids deserve “their rightful inheritance”? How does that work? That language suggests that an inheritance should not be contingent on good behavior. I cannot help but believe that the way these not-old-enough-to-drink grandkids “deserve” their inheritance is merely that they’re fun for Grandpa to hang out with in a way that middle-aged veterans of divorce in a failing economy rarely are.

What Is Anarchy, Anyway? A Primer

Reading George Orwell’s, “Homage To Catalonia,” I was interested that his description of the Spanish anti-Fascists had three factions: the Communists, the Anarchists and the militia (aka POUM). POUM fought the actual war while the Anarchists managed the infrastructure and the Communist arranged foreign aid, so far as I can figure from his account. The Communists eventually decided to stop sharing power, warred against the Anarchists and them outlawed the POUM even while the latter was on the front lines doing the fighting.

Up until reading that account, I had always assumed that Communists and Anarchists were basically the same people. Then I saw Antifa go after ranking Democrats such as Portland Mayor Jacob Frey, an action which confirmed the two had differing goals. Excellent! Noticing such parallels is exactly why I was looking at the Spanish Civil War in the first place.

Then my next book arrived in the mail: Andy Ngo’s “Unmasked”. I’m still going through it but he clued me in to the Anarchist publishing organization CrimethInc. I fired up my VPN though my neighbor’s Wi-Fi and went looking for a primer on what Anarchy is all about.

Fighting for Our Lives: An Anarchist Primer

By Anonymous

Fifteen years ago, we published the following text introducing anarchism to the general public as a total way of being, at once adventurous and accessible. We offered the paper free in any quantity, raising tens of thousands of dollars for printing and even offering to cover the postage to mail copies to anyone who could not afford them. In the first two weeks, we sent out 90,000 copies. It appeared just in time for the .People’s Strike. mobilization against the IMF and World Bank in Washington, DC…

A total coincidence, no doubt. This would be the “October Rebellion” of October 2007 that, curiously, targeted the Jesuit stronghold of Georgetown at least as much as the finance Elites that were their official target.


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So, why Georgetown? Why not go to the Bank and IMF itself on Friday as well as Saturday?

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund, as puppets of the US government and an international class of rulers and financiers, carry out plans dictated by powerful people, outside of the institutions themselves. In their wake, they leave death and destruction; IMF austerity plans and failed World Bank infrastructural development projects that displace poor people for the continued economic benefit of the Bank and the Fund themselves.

I can’t say they’re wrong here.

They, the World Bank and IMF, are but two actors that, while significant in size, are ultimately irrelevant to the continued existence of capitalism and, more specifically, neoliberalism; the model of capitalism that favors privatization, deregulation and market liberalization. The Bank and Fund must be stopped, but they must be stopped along with all of their equally exploitative counterparts including local real estate developers, finance ministers, bankers and government officials.

The Direct Action Working Group of the October Coalition, based in the Washington DC area, has thus decided that to demonstrate our opposition to the World Bank, the IMF, and neoliberalism, and to do our small part to help strengthen a movement against capitalism, we must go to where the power actually lies.

“Direct Action” is a phrase you see a lot in Anarchist thought. It loosely translates to “you aren’t actually free to live your own life. Here are your marching orders from Central Planning.”

They will wine and dine in some of the most exclusive bars, hotels, and restaurants the world has to offer. They will schmooze with international delegates, roam District streets, and rest in the lap of luxury.

Where will they do this? Georgetown. Georgetown, Washington’s seat of power, is a playground for the rich. Its residents possess enormous wealth at the expense of the poor majority who live so close to them. They live so close, yet a world away, hidden in plain sight.

Georgetown embodies neoliberalism. Georgetown is neoliberalism.

Do they mean capitalism when they say neoliberalism? Always when dealing with atheists, their words tend to exchange meaning for utility. The Jesuits are the Marxists who developed Critical Race Theory, from what I can tell, so textbook neoliberalism doesn’t seem to apply to them. Historically, Anarchy was less actual anti-Fascist and more a paramililitary wing of factions such as the Communists or Democratic Socialists.

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the pastor at the Presbyterian church that hosted anticapitalist activists in DC preached her Sunday sermon from the primer as she spoke to her congregation about the demonstrations. Over the following decade, Fighting for Our Lives figured in countless escapades and outreach efforts; read this story for an example. In the end, we distributed 650,000 print copies.

That Jezebel bitch!

Fighting for Our Lives has been out of print for several years, as we’ve focused on other projects such as To Change Everything. We’ve now prepared a zine version for our downloads library. From this vantage point, we can appreciate both the text and the project itself as ambitious and exuberant attempts to break with the logic of the existing order and to stake everything on establishing new relations. We’ve learned a lot in the years since then.but we haven’t backed down one millimeter.

Liberals can’t meme. “Jesus is extra cruel because He suffered in the same ways we do!” That’s got to be the least convincing reason to hate Christ ever.

Overture: A True Story
We dropped out of school, got divorced, broke with our families and ourselves and everything we’d ever known.


We quit our jobs, violated our leases, threw our furniture out on the sidewalk, and hit the road.


We went to bed early and lay awake past dawn recounting all the awful things we’d done to others and they to us.and laughing, blessing and absolving each other and this crazy cosmos.


We used stolen calling card numbers to talk our lovers through phone sex from telephone booths in the lobbies of police stations.


We sheltered illegal immigrants, political refugees, fugitives from justice, and adolescent runaways in our modest homes and beds, as they too sheltered us.

Criminals. Skipping ahead,

When we couldn’t overthrow governments, we raised new generations who would taste the sweet adrenaline of barricades and wheatpaste, who would carry on our quixotic quest when we fell or fled before the ruthless onslaught of the servile and craven.

When we could overthrow governments, we did.

I get the sense, already present from past experiences and headlines, that Anarchy is the sort of disease a society contracts when there’s a lot of fatherless young men with no place in it.

It.s true. If your idea of healthy human relations is a dinner with friends at which everyone enjoys everyone else’s company, responsibilities are divided up voluntarily and informally, and no one gives orders or sells anything, then you are an anarchist, plain and simple. The only question that remains is how you can arrange for more of your interactions to resemble that model.

Whenever you act without waiting for instructions or official permission, you are an anarchist. Any time you bypass a ridiculous regulation when no one’s looking, you are an anarchist. If you don’t trust the government, the school system, Hollywood, or the management to know better than you when it comes to things that affect your life, that’s anarchism, too. And you are especially an anarchist when you come up with your own ideas and initiatives and solutions.

That is such a juvenile philosophy that only the immature could possibly believe it. But we should have expected Anarchy to come with little respect for authority.

As you can see, it’s anarchism that keeps things working and life interesting. If we waited for authorities and specialists and technicians to take care of everything, we would not only be in a world of trouble, but dreadfully bored.and boring.to boot. Today we live in that world of (dreadfully boring!) trouble precisely to the extent that we abdicate responsibility and control.

Anarchism is naturally present in every healthy human being. It isn’t necessarily about throwing bombs or wearing black masks, though you may have seen that on television. (Do you believe everything you see on television? That’s not anarchist!) The root of anarchism is the simple impulse to do it yourself: everything else follows from this.

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.” – Aleister Crowley, Satanist

Does Anarchy Work?

No. Exhibit “A”: CHAZ.


No digression, however. Continuing:

People with very little actual historical background often say of anarchy that it would never work.without realizing that not only has it worked for much of the history of the human race, but it is in fact working right now. For the time being, let’s set aside the Paris Commune, Republican Spain, Woodstock, open-source computer programming, and all the other famed instances of successful revolutionary anarchism. Anarchy is simply cooperative self-determination.it is a part of everyday life, not something that will only happen “after the revolution.” Anarchy works today for circles of friends everywhere’so how can we make more of our economic relations anarchist? Anarchy is in action when people cooperate on a camping trip or to arrange free meals for hungry people.so how can we apply those lessons to our interactions at school, at work, in our neighborhoods?

To consult chaos theory: anarchy is chaos, and chaos is order. Any naturally ordered system.a rainforest, a friendly neighborhood.is a harmony in which balance perpetuates itself through chaos and chance. Systematic disorder, on the other hand.the discipline of the high school classroom, the sterile rows of genetically modified corn defended from weeds and insects.can only be maintained by ever-escalating exertions of force. Some, thinking disorder is simply the absence of any system, confuse it with anarchy. But disorder is the most ruthless system of all: disorder and conflict, unresolved, quickly systematize themselves, stacking up hierarchies according to their own pitiless demands.selfishness, heartlessness, lust for domination. Disorder in its most developed form is capitalism: the war of each against all, rule or be ruled, sell or be sold, from the soil to the sky.

We live in a particularly violent and hierarchical time.

No. The passivity of Normie American is astonishing. He amassed a mountain of firearms with no intention of ever using them because the government he distrusts didn’t tell him to. Neither authority nor necessity can motivate him to be violent even when the mobs rule the streets and he sleeps on a hoard of guns like a dragon.

This state of affairs is maintained by more than guns, more than the vertigo of hierarchy, of kill-or-be-killed reasoning: it is also maintained by the myth of success. Official history presents our past as the history of Great Men, and all other lives as mere effects of their causes; there are only a few subjects of history, they would make us believe.the rest of us are its objects. The implication is that there is only one truly free man in all society: the king (or president, executive, movie star.). Since this is the way it has always been and always will be, the account goes, we should all fight to become him, or at least accept our station beneath him gracefully, grateful for others beneath us to trample when we need reassurance of our own worth.

That is precisely what America is NOT. Yet, the Anarchists want to destroy America.

But even the president isn’t free to go for a walk in the neighborhood of his choosing. Why settle for a fragment of the world, or less? In the absence of force.in the egalitarian beds of true lovers, in the democracy of devoted friendships, in the topless federations of playmates enjoying good parties and neighbors chatting at sewing circles.we are all queens and kings.

That would make us all peers, not “queens and kings”. Somebody has delusions of being respectable.

Whether or not anarchy can “work” outside such sanctuaries, it is becoming clearer and clearer that hierarchy doesn’t.

The questions remains unanswered by the author, can Anarchy work despite all the histories of it being tried?

So how will the anarchist utopia work? That’s a question we’ll never again be duped into disputing over, a red herring if there ever was one! This isn’t a utopian vision, or a program or ideal to serve; it’s simply a way of proceeding, of approaching relationships, of dealing with problems now.for surely we’ll never be entirely through dealing with problems! Being an anarchist doesn’t mean believing anarchy, let alone anarchism, can fix everything.it just means acknowledging it’s up to us to work things out, that no one and nothing else can do this for us: admitting that, like it or not, our lives are in our hands.and in each others..

So, anarchy doesn’t have a goal. It’s just a path and the destination is unimportant. That path claims to be radical individualism and manifests as mobs looting stores.

The Economics of Anarchy
Anarchist economies are radically different from other economies. Anarchists not only conduct their transactions differently, but trade in an entirely different currency.a currency that is not convertible into the kind of assets for which capitalists compete and communists draft Five Year Plans. Capitalists, socialists, communists exchange products; anarchists interchange assistance, inspiration, loyalty. Capitalist, socialist, communist economies make human interactions into commodities: policing, medical care, education, even sexual relations become services that are bought and sold. Anarchist economies, focusing above all on the needs and desires of the individuals involved, transform products back into social relations: the communal experience of gardening or gathering berries or playing music, the excitement of looting a supermarket or occupying a building. The typical economic interaction in capitalist relations is the sale; in anarchist economics, it is the gift.

There are many reasons why no successful nation-equivalent has ever had a gift economy. None of those reasons have been addressed here. I am reminded of the story of Pinocchio, how the children were freed to be feral, reverted to their natural/animal instincts and ended up as miserable animals of no humanity at all.

This is a common theme in all of atheism’s flavors, that humans are inherently good and the best thing to be done is freeing us to act upon our natural instincts without consequences. Anybody who thinks that’s a good idea can try wife-hunting in California.

Anarchist economies depend on commons, which are the opposite of private property. Private capital disappears when utilized, as in the case of money spent by day laborers on food.or, when enough of it accrues, it serves to accrue more private capital at others. expense, as in the case of the corporation that exploits those laborers. Commons, on the other hand, are available in abundance, and the more they are utilized, the more abundant they become: the community garden that produces more food the more people cooperate in it, the squatted building that is better renovated for community usage and better defended from the police the more people commit to it. In friendships, as in lovemaking, as in potluck dinners and dancing, the more one gives, the more everyone gets.

This is just insanity. Willful denial of reality.

But Who Will Take out the Garbage?

[A bus driver in Spain quit his job during his route and walked away. The passengers took turns driving the bus to their destinations. This is supposed to answer the question of who will do incredibly unpleasant jobs for no reason than to save a total stranger the bother.]

Self-Determination Begins at Home
Not to be forced by expectation, doctrine, or necessity to claim one fragment of yourself and disown others. Not to take sides within and against yourself, not to play judge and jury constantly at your own trial. Not to protect pristine ignorance with inaction, but to learn from mistakes and thus grow wise. Not to choose one path in life and follow it to the exclusion of all others, but to throw false unity and consistency to the wind.to give expression to every impulse and yearning in what you deem its proper time, and appreciate what is fertile in turmoil. To do this knowing you are a part of a community that cherishes you unconditionally.and to cherish others in their entirety, as they reflect parts of yourself.

To live without the petty squabbles of pecking order and power structure inside any more than around.that is the anarchist dream of selfhood.

Okay, I can see how Anarchy differs from Communism. The latter wants common ownership of property and the former wants no ownership of property. But both of them reach the same end of up-gunned tyrants stealing everything but the bare minimums of survival. All atheisms trade slavery-in-name for slavery-in-fact.

Liberals still can’t meme. “I refuse to be responsible for my own life!” is not a profound thought.

Direct Action Gets the Goods
A community in which people direct their own activities and look out for each other does not need a prison or factory built in it to “create jobs.. A community of people who share their own channels of communication are not at the mercy of any corporate media version of “truth.”

Where do those iPhones come from? Factories full of jobs.

A community of people who make their own music and art and organize their own social events would never settle for the paralyzing spectacle of reality television, let alone computer dating services and pornography.

Where do those musical instruments and pens come from? Factories full of jobs.

A community of people who know each other’s histories and understand each other’s needs can work through conflicts without any need for interference from uniformed strangers with guns.

I bet those strangers with guns will show up without being needed. Or wanted.

The extent to which we can create these communities is the extent to which we can solve the problems we face today, and no legislation or charity will do this for us.

Again, this is infantilism… and once taken into reality, it is looting and vandalism under the justification that private property is a crime.

Institutions can only be as good as the people who make them work.and they usually aren.t, anyhow. Solutions “from above” have proved ineffective over and over: the red tape of medical programs, the inefficiency of social services, the lies of presidents. If you don’t trust the people, you can be sure you can’t trust the police.

What this section was trying to establish is the principle of Direct Action, that is, the importance of taking orders from your handlers to show up at protests willing to spill blood and steal. Even the Anarchists have organizers with very little respect for people who don’t pull their own weight.

All Gods, All Masters
Anarchism is aristocratic.anarchists just insist that the elite should consist of everyone…

Infantilism, I say!

We have no illusions that there are any shortcuts to anarchy. We don’t seek to lead “the” people, but to establish a nation of sovereigns; we don’t seek to be a vanguard of theorists, but to empower a readership of authors; we don’t seek to be the artists of a new avant garde, but to enable an audience of performers.we don’t so much seek to destroy power as to make it freely available in abundance: we want to be masters without slaves.

A paragraph of Orwellian Newspeak. As I mentioned above, atheists trade in the meanings of words for utility of words.

We recognize that power struggles and dynamics will always be a part of human life; many of us have a “tyrannical muse” we obey, albeit willingly, so we reserve even the right to command and serve when it pleases us. But, as they say, the only free human beings are the pauper and the king.the king being the less free of the two, since his kingdom still encumbers and limits him, while on her luckier days the hobo can feel that the whole of the cosmos exists for the sake of her pleasure and freedom.so we prefer not to trivialize ourselves by competing for such fool’s gold as ownership or authority.

That was an interesting take on “you will own nothing and you will be happy”. Just steal what you need, when you need it! All food is free because you deserve it! You are the Secret King of the World and all is rightfully yours to consume!

Then you mutate into a donkey pulling a heavy load.

And.when struggle is unavoidable, we would still prefer to be at the mercy of the violence and stupidity of other individuals than the violence and stupidity of humanity as it is distilled and marshaled by the state.

The state is rather more predictable than rampaging mobs.

We’re not egalitarians in the old sense: we’re not out to pull the rich and powerful down to “our level..rather, we pity them for not being ambitious enough in their aspirations, and hope they will abdicate to join us in fighting to make it possible for everyone to ascend to greatness (that way, we won’t have to guillotine them).

“No pressure, rich dudes.”

.And Every God an Atheist
Anarchists not only deny the authority of God, Chief of Police of the Universe, but also maintain a healthy distrust of his successors: Nature, History, Science, Morality. We don’t account any being, system, or tradition the right to our unquestioning faith, since even when we esteem others. knowledge or judgment better than our own we are still responsible for the choice to trust them. Accordingly, we don’t regard any contention or assumption as above dispute, and revel more in moving freely between paradigms than in debating which one is The Truth. We are especially suspicious of experts who would mediate between us and deities or spheres of knowledge, and prefer both to learn about the world and to contact the divine for ourselves.

The Anarchist hates God because he refuses to grow up. Refuses to discern good from evil by any standard that he personally doesn’t approve of. Refuses to submit to his Creator. Why would God allow such a creature into His home? It would only shit on the carpet then demand to be fed so it can shit again.

Justice as Judgment we count of little worth: we want to be practical, to solve problems, not to treat human relations and conduct as another economic exchange with righteousness for currency. We apply the idea of personal responsibility only to the extent that it is useful in making our relationships work; otherwise, it is of little interest to us whether a person’s soul is damned or redeemed, whether conduct is moral or immoral, whether society or the individual is to blame for a wrong.

Let it not be said about us that we hold nothing holy! On the contrary, we hold everything holy. Denying hierarchy means venerating the singular, incomparable beauty of every creature, every feature of the cosmos, every moment. Only appraisal and condemnation are anathema to us.

Graffiti on a church in Lisbon, 2001: .Without truth, you are the looser..

I presume “loser”? Then the graffiti is correct. We who worship the True God, if He is not the truth, shall be losers on a cosmic scale. Our own Scriptures teach this because… wait for it… it’s true!

Against Gross Generalizations
All of us have grown up divided and conquered along lines of gender and sexual preference, body type and ethnicity, class and race, bought off with privileges and beaten down with psychological warfare so we’ll do our parts to keep the pecking order in place. White supremacy, patriarchy, and heterosexism are the pillars of this civilization. We anarchists fight against these oppressive structures whether we find them in society or ourselves; but we aim for more than the liberation of human beings of all identities.we want the liberation of all human beings from identity.

So then, all this criminalization of white Christian men and the West in general, it is capital-A Anarchy. Fascism in Il Duce’s sense of public-private corporatism, is merely poising itself to inherit the ashes. I do not believe that any Anarchy such as this primer describes is capable of creating a new society. It is merely, as it was in Europe’s recent past, a cultural fire of immediate gratification and eradication of moral conduct. Reducing humanity to spiritual infants ready to adopt a New World Religion.

There are no universals. Group identities are self-perpetuating fabrications that begin with circumstantial evidence and end by imposing a false uniformity. There are two genders, for example, like there are “only” twelve tones in every octave: it seems true when you look at a piano, but try opening your mouth and singing! Though “femininity” may appear ordained by nature to those who grew up in environments where all women shave their legs and armpits, it is just a generalization drawn from generations of standardized behavior, reinforced by each replication. But.as there is no “pure” femininity, no substance the generalization refers to besides what all the individual instances are perceived to have in common, and so each generation is not the “original” but a .copy..the entire paradigm is at risk in every new generation, as it may be transformed.or abandoned.

At best, generalizations like class and gender can be used to undo themselves.to expose and confront the patterns of oppression that run through individual lives, to find common cause in fighting the invisibility of certain experiences and histories. We want to get beyond these and all categories and conflicts, but it’s only going to happen if we begin by addressing them. In men’s groups, human beings constructed as men can exchange skills for rewiring their programming; in women-only spaces, those constructed as women can explore similarly without the presence of men interfering. We defend the right of individuals to choose how they want to be identified.and no vision of unbounded life is any excuse to pretend the world is yet free anywhere from power imbalances. But ultimately it is revolution we’re after, not reform: we’re not petitioning for more rights for special interest groups, or more freedom of movement between established categories.we’re taking and making our right to make and remake ourselves in every moment, and wrecking the system of divisions in the process!

We are feminists who would abolish gender, labor organizers who would abolish work, artists fighting to destroy and transcend art. Our class war is a war against class, against classes and classification. When we say that we are against representation, we do not only mean representative .democracy.; we also mean that each of us is an irreducible individual, that none can speak for another. Neither politicians nor abstractions, neither delegates nor demographics can represent us!

When it comes to addressing others, don’t try to say “the” truth. Meddle with The Truth, undermine it, create a space in which new truths can form. Introduce questions, not answers.and remember, not all questions end in question marks. For the revolutionary, the essence of a statement lies in its effects, not in whether or not it is “objectively” true.this approach distinguishes her from philosophers and other idle bastards.

Whether they qualify as Communists or Socialist or Democrats or none, Anarchists are children of the Lie.

Beautiful Anarchists Desire You

I am suddenly interested!

These days it can be difficult, even terrifying, to be an anarchist. You may well be one of those people who hides her anarchism, at least in certain situations, lest others (equally scared, and probably by the same things) accuse you of being too idealistic or .irresponsible..as if politely burying the planet in garbage isn’t!

But what about those beautiful Anarchists who desire me?

You shouldn’t be so timid.you are not alone. There are millions of us waiting for you to make yourself known, ready to love you and laugh with you and fight at your side for a better world. Follow your heart to the places we will meet. Please don’t be too late.

Oh. Right. And to think, they’d JUST said “Anarchists shouldn’t tell the truth.”

Aww, I’m Gonna Lose My Biden Deadpool

I bet that Biden would die after two years in office so that Camel-Toe Harris can have a full two successive runs as President. It’ll be a death, too, no retirement, because he knows too much, his funeral will make excellent propaganda and he becomes ever more useful to his handlers as he approaches “persistent vegetative state”. But a funny thing about dementia, it can make your lies hard to keep straight. Or quiet.

China noticed. China no happy.

There have been multiple recent headlines about Biden refusing to speak with foreign heads of state (notably Israel, which is consistent with Biden re-deploying troops to support CIA missions in Syria) or with governors or with… the press… or with anybody, really. His handlers even put a second mask on him in order to blame his mumbling on a mouth full of polyester.

Wait, what was that?

China Attacks Joe Biden After He Justified Concentration Camps

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By Frances Martel, 18 February 2021

This must be one o’ them Senior Moments that I keep hearing about.

Chinese state media did not relent in its attacks on President Joe Biden, publishing a column on Thursday accusing him of attempting to .ring-fence China,. a day after Biden appeared to justify the construction of over 1,000 concentration camps for ethnic minorities in the country.

Speaking at a town hall event produced by CNN, Biden claimed that placing Uyghur individuals and members of other Muslim-majority ethnic groups in concentration camps was a way for dictator Xi Jinping to keep the country “unified.” He claimed that he had chastised Xi on China’s litany of human rights abuses, but that the comments were perfunctory, and that Xi “gets it” that Biden is politically obligated to mention the issue.

That’s gonna be three masks on Biden, the next time anybody sees him. Maybe four.

The U.S. government estimates that as many as 2 million people remain trapped in the Chinese concentration camp system as of 2020. Survivors of the camps have testified to outrageous human rights atrocities including extensive torture, rape, evidence of live organ harvesting, indoctrination, and slavery. In a particularly gruesome account published by the BBC this month, witnesses testified to Han Chinese guards using electric batons to rape women and electrocute them simultaneously. Some women said they were forced to tie other women up to beds so that unknown men could come to the camp on a nightly basis and gang-rape them. Extensive evidence has also revealed the use of forced sterilization and abortions on Uyghur women, a tactic international legal experts accept as a form of genocide.

Abortions for me but not for thee! How can anybody still not see Original Sin?

The administration of former President Donald Trump declared the atrocities committed against Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China, a genocide, an assessment with which Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken publicly agreed. Despite this, Biden himself appeared to justify the measures as necessary to keep China “unified” in the eyes of Beijing.

.If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been the time China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home. It’s vastly overstated, but the center of principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China,. President Biden told CNN host Anderson Cooper on Tuesday in response to a question on Biden’s policy on Uyghur abuses. “And he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that..

.I point out to him no American president can be sustained as a president if he doesn’t reflect the values of the United States,. Biden said. .So, the idea that I’m not going to speak out against what he’s doing in Hong Kong, what he’s doing with the Uyghurs in Western Mountains of China, and Taiwan, trying to end the one-China policy by making it forceful. I said, and he gets it, culturally there are different norms in each country, and their leaders are expected to follow..

Biden concluded that China would face .repercussions,. a claim White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki later walked back.

This is too good. Too easy.

POTUS: “It’s cool, Xi! You understand that I have to be seen opposing what you do in order to maintain my hold on power until I can build my own detention centers. So, um, there’ll be “repercussions” for your admirable attempts to achieve unity via reeducation camps. Wink, wink.”

Press Secretary: “He didn’t mean the part about repercussions. I mean, he did! Fuck, nobody told me this job would be hard!”

The friendly overture did not deter the Global Times, a state-run publication, from running a scathing piece on Thursday claiming that Biden was organizing a nefarious conspiracy to limit China’s influence in the Group of Seven (G7), scheduled to meet virtually this week. The newspaper accused Biden of trying to put “old wine in new bottles” by putting a kinder face on the anti-communist policies of President Trump.

The friendly overture did not deter the Global Times, a state-run publication, from running a scathing piece on Thursday claiming that Biden was organizing a nefarious conspiracy to limit China’s influence in the Group of Seven (G7), scheduled to meet virtually this week. The newspaper accused Biden of trying to put “old wine in new bottles” by putting a kinder face on the anti-communist policies of President Trump.

.It will not prevail easily as the G7.s perceptions about China are divided and the U.S. cannot fulfill what they need and want,. the propaganda outlet predicted, citing its stable of Party-approved “experts.”


The attacks in Chinese media indicate that Biden’s overture to Beijing by justifying acts that his own administration has called a genocide have failed to change the tenor of Chinese diplomacy.

I would go a step further. If Biden continues being accidentally honest about the crimes of his international allies then a “Uighur” might just nuke D.C.. Because that’s how the game is played, Creepy Joe.

Dayumn, Joe, you even creep out genocidal despots. That’s an achievement! and rarely a long-lived one.

I’m gonna lose my bet to a Chinese hit squad.

Fun is fun but… yeah… Go Time is coming fast. We’ve theory-hammered a lot over the years about FEMA internment camps but a sitting President has just confirmed he’s the one that’s gonna do it. We must have UNITY!

Texas Needs A Climate Lockdown

So… Texas just froze over, if you know what I mean. Snow on the shores of Galveston. People starving and freezing to death. Do you know what would fix this? A climate lockdown, that’s what the experts say.

We need to act boldly now if we are to avoid economy-wide lockdowns to halt climate change

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By Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, U of London, 23 September 2020

LONDON (Project Syndicate).As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again.this time to tackle a climate emergency.

The lockdowns were never about medicine. They were always about control.

Shifting Arctic ice, raging [arsonist-fueled] wildfires in western U.S. states and elsewhere, and methane leaks in the North Sea are all warning signs that we are approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions.

Under a “climate lockdown,. governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling. To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.

I say again: if humanity is facing an existential crisis and our only hope for survival is total government control then YOU ARE BEING LIED TO. Don’t bother even to check the details. They don’t matter. There is no problem that can be solved by a totalitarian, centralized government.

COVID-19 is itself a consequence of environmental degradation: one recent study dubbed it “the disease of the Anthropocene..

I thought it was a consequence of biowarfare experimentation on SARS by Fauci and his Chinese Communist allies. *checks* Yep.

Moreover, climate change will exacerbate the social and economic problems highlighted by the pandemic. These include governments. diminishing capacity to address public-health crises, the private sector’s limited ability to withstand sustained economic disruption, and pervasive social inequality.

She’s barely bothering to lie.

I’m angry and depressed and it ain’t from Bat Chink Soup. It’s from watching Normal America quietly accept their rulers openly plotting their destruction. “The government needs total control of society and the power to remove undesirables and Christians who impede Progress. The Great Reset from capitalism to race-based Socialized wealth redistribution demands we confiscate your guns! Now then, humiliate yourselves by wearing a slave mask. Now a different style slave mask. Now wear two masks at once and dance for your new overlords, bwahaha! Umm, uhh, because Coof-Coof mutated last week.”

And it works. I cannot believe that it works. But it does. Reality feels fake to me. People do not normally behave like this. How can parents not love their children? How can the elderly demand the world die so they can endure a few more days of pain? Why do so few people care about the long-term consequences of social isolation?

These shortcomings reflect the distorted values underlying our priorities.

No shit, Sherlock. But not the way she meant it:

For example, we demand the most from “essential workers. (including nurses, supermarket workers, and delivery drivers) while paying them the least. Without fundamental change, climate change will worsen such problems.

Texas just re-discovered that white male linemen and pipefitters are a wee bit more essential than easily replaceable grocery cashiers huddling behind plexiglass barriers in air-conditioned facilities who, curiously, have NOT dropped like flies over the first year of Wuhan Flu. Since when does government get to decide who is essential, anyway? And frankly,

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Anybody who disagrees, can quadruple my salary at their personal expense.

The climate crisis is also a public-health crisis.

No, the lockdown crisis is also a public-health crisis! Drug abuse is way up. Mental illness is way up. Joblessness and homelessness are way up. And governments are suing their own school districts to reopen in hopes that…

Back to school: will there be plexiglass barriers in the classrooms?

…will reverse the dramatic increase in child suicides linked to loneliness, confinement and persistent states of fear. I have my doubts.

Global warming will cause drinking water to degrade and enable pollution-linked respiratory diseases to thrive. According to some projections, 3.5 billion people globally will live in unbearable heat by 2070.

Addressing this triple crisis requires reorienting corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems toward a green economic transformation. To achieve this, three obstacles must be removed: business that is shareholder-driven instead of stakeholder-driven, finance that is used in inadequate and inappropriate ways, and government that is based on outdated economic thinking and faulty assumptions.

Mazzucato is a professor of “innovative economics”. I heard “professor of stealing wealth”. Or as Savior Jesus might say, “experts in greed”.

Corporate governance must now reflect stakeholders. needs instead of shareholders. whims. Building an inclusive, sustainable economy depends on productive cooperation among the public and private sectors and civil society. This means firms need to listen to trade unions and workers. collectives, community groups, consumer advocates, and others.

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Likewise, government assistance to business must be less about subsidies, guarantees, and bailouts, and more about building partnerships. This means attaching strict conditions to any corporate bailouts to ensure that taxpayer money is put to productive use and generates long-term public value, not short-term private profits.

Textbook fascism.

Far more is needed to achieve a green and sustainable recovery. For example, governments might use the tax code to discourage firms from using certain materials. They might also introduce job guarantees at company or national level so that human capital is not wasted or eroded. This would help the youngest and oldest workers, who have disproportionately suffered job losses owing to the pandemic, and reduce the likely economic shocks in disadvantaged regions already suffering industrial decline.


Finance needs fixing, too. During the 2008 global financial crisis, governments flooded markets with liquidity. But, because they did not direct it toward good investment opportunities, much of that funding ended up back in a financial sector unfit for the purpose.

Fascism er, Debt-based economic policies that put home ownership into the hands of disadvantaged non-white-men who didn’t understand money enough to recognize how adjustable-rate mortgages could bite them in the ass! Eh, let’s shorten it to ‘fascism’. It’s not true but truth’s got nothing to do with it.

The current crisis presents an opportunity to harness finance in productive ways to drive long-term growth.

But but but fifteen days to flatten the curve?

Some governments have already launched sustainable growth initiatives. New Zealand has developed a budget based on .well-being. metrics, rather than GDP, to align public spending with broader objectives, while Scotland has established the mission-oriented Scottish National Investment Bank.

Because markets will not lead a green revolution on their own, government policy must steer them in that direction.

Say it with me: FASCISM!!!!

This will require an entrepreneurial state that innovates, takes risks, and invests alongside the private sector. Policy makers should therefore redesign procurement contracts in order to move away from low-cost investments by incumbent suppliers, and create mechanisms that “crowd in” innovation from multiple actors to achieve public green goals.

Governments should also take a portfolio approach to innovation and investment. In the United Kingdom and the United States, wider industrial policy continues to support the information-technology revolution.

Finally, we need to reorient our energy system around renewable energy.the antidote to climate change and the key to making our economies energy-secure. We must therefore evict fossil-fuel interests and short-termism from business, finance, and politics. Financially powerful institutions such as banks and universities must divest from fossil-fuel companies. Until they do, a carbon-based economy will prevail.

The window for launching a climate revolution.and achieving an inclusive recovery from COVID-19 in the process.is rapidly closing. We need to move quickly if we want to transform the future of work, transit, and energy use, and make the concept of a “green good life. a reality for generations to come. One way or the other, radical change is inevitable; our task is to ensure that we achieve the change we want.while we still have the choice.

This article was published with permission of Project Syndicate.Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.

Whoa whoa whoa… Mariana Mazzucato is a FAN of climate lockdowns!

Professor floats idea of ‘climate lockdown’ with bans on red meat, ‘extreme’ energy limits

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.Under a “climate lockdown,. governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,. wrote Mariana Mazzucato, a University College London economics professor who is a member of the U.N. Committee on Development Policy. .To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently..

We must avoid a ‘climate lockdown’ consisting of no private vehicles, no red meat and no hydrocarbon energy… by eliminating private vehicles, red meat and Texas’ oil industry, which I admit has already seen an impressive cooling effect.

If Texas continues to successfully thwart global warming then the survivors will be few.

San Francisco Warns Tourists To Stay Away Forever

There is a line that every government knows to never, ever cross: driving tourists away. They’re the easiest of easy money. They show up, spend money and leave. This goes double for corrupt, lazy dictators of dysfunctional banana republics. Their own citizens can turn up murdered in back alleys and they don’t care, but touch a tourist and your entire family will die because Communist utopias need easy money twice as badly as places with industry.

Every government but one.

SF Supervisor says tourists no longer source of fresh bait for city’s criminals

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By Bradford Betz, 15 February 2021


San Francisco city leaders said last week that criminals are burglarizing homes and breaking into vehicles in residential neighborhoods more lately because the pandemic has driven away the tourists who these criminals would normally target.

By definition, tourists don’t have homes.

On Wednesday, San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, and Ingleside Capt. Chris Woon held a virtual town hall with residents of the Bernal Heights neighborhood after receiving complaints that crime is on the upswing in the area. The city leaders attributed that upswing to “economic desperation.”

Crime is society’s fault!

Ronen said tourism in San Francisco had gone down “substantially” because of the pandemic. Consequently, “criminal rings” no longer have tourists to target in tourist hotspots, she said.

“Come back, tourists! Come back so our criminals will rob you instead of us!” There are military juntas of shitholes with better business sense than these chuckleheads.

And they said it publicly! Well, at least they’re being consistent with 2019’s “tourists need to accept the harassment and open sewage of our massive homeless population because they’re special people with special needs, like clean syringes every day.”

Boudin, [lawyer son of convicted Weatherman terrorists] echoed that theory, saying that the pandemic has been especially hard “for people who were already struggling to begin with, who were already living paycheck to paycheck, or struggling to find a place to sleep every night.”

“If you used to live from couch to couch at friend’s houses, they don’t want you on their couch in the context of a contagious virus pandemic. So, that’s definitely part of the picture.”

But Boudin also said criminals “who used to earn their living doing this kind of illegal auto burglary and targeting of tourists are now moving inside, just like the rest of us have moved inside for work in our daily lives.”

Good news, San Francisco! Wuhan Flu is NOT driving tourists away! You are.

SF better cancel that skyline-changing retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge with anti-suicide netting. No tourist will be going there unless they have a death wish.

Heretic Becky Castle Miller Needs a PhD

Like a manic acupuncturist, we’re going to hit ALL the spots today!

Why I Want to Do a PhD as a Woman Pastor: Becky Castle Miller

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By Becky Castle Miller, 15 February 2021

Why I Want to Do a PhD as a Woman Pastor: Becky Castle Miller

Wow, she has her head covered! But for a female pastor, that counts as hypocrisy.

Ten-years-ago me didn’t even want to get a master’s degree. Undergrad was enough. I was still trying to forget the sleep deprivation and homework load.

Then don’t get one. There are many other ways for a woman to make a living, some of which *wedding bells* are more fun than dissertations on dead languages.

Five-years-ago me started to realize she needed a master.s. A seminary degree would be necessary to pursue a calling to become a pastor

And so it begins. She never knew Christ if she thought a human-issued credential would impress Him.

…and to gain the biblical studies skills to write books for the church. Two-years-ago me was nearing the end of that master.s.putting up with plenty of all-nighters for paper writing.and was starting to get an inkling that a PhD was an inevitability for both scholarship and ministry goals.

Use a degree mill, Becky. It saves you effort and Baby Boomers don’t care. Neither do feminists until you violate the Narrative. And you’ll have less to unlearn afterwards.

So here I am, still catching up on sleep lost to my thesis, studying Greek and German and GRE-prep books and looking at doctoral programs.

Because the congregation you’ll eventually lead will be Greek Christian refugees in Germany? Did they extend a formal job offer six years in advance?

I don’t want to be a professor or write academic monographs. I want to pastor people and serve the most vulnerable in the church. So why am I looking to sign up for six more years of school?

Because you failed as a wife and mother, and because society underwrites any feminist ambition it can find, you are behaving like a typical woman and are following the herd to a safe, validating, guaranteed destination of safety and validation. Let’s see if I’m right.

Gaining research skills

Before I started my master’s at Northern Seminary, I was trying to write a book about Jesus’s emotions.

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I devoured the Gospels, examining all of Jesus’s emotional expressions and trying to figure out how the church today had taken such an anti-emotional turn. I realized I did not know how to study the Bible at an academic level. I didn’t know how to evalutate sources or understand how one author fit into the broader swaths of interpretation history. I couldn’t understand the contexts the various books of the Bible were written into, much less understand how to apply them to my context today.

Studying at Northern taught me some of those skills. I learned which sources to use and how to use them. I wrote my thesis on Jesus’s emotions contrasted with teaching on emotion in the American church over the past 70 years. Now I’m finally able to write the book I set out to research five years ago.

There *is no* academic level to studying the Bible unless you’re retranslating it or digging up a ruin. Jesus didn’t speak to professional academics. He spoke to normal people in the common language… successfully.

The problem of Christianity is not that it’s hard to understand. It’s that most people don’t want to understand… people like YOU, you female pastor getting your second professional-level degree in “I forbid a woman to teach or to hold authority in the Church”.

It’s beyond silly, how hard people today try to NOT understand God. What part of “God made them male and female” got lost in translation? How is the existence of LGBT activism not obvious proof of an organized conspiracy against Christ in modern society? Because only a PhD can notice that? Dude, only a PhD can NOT notice that!

Gaining further knowledge

Most importantly, my time at Northern taught me how much I don’t know.

PhD-level shit test: FAILED!

Rather than slaking my thirst for understanding, my degree left me craving more. I want to know more and deeper and learn in ways that I can’t accomplish by reading books on my own. I want an advisor to guide me.

She learned that she needs a dick.

Gaining language skills

The MANT at Northern isn’t specifically a PhD prep degree, so it doesn’t have a strong biblical languages component. I took a few small group seminars with Scot to learn Greek basics. I progressed to the point of receiving this evaluation: .Well, Becky.at least you no longer read Greek like a Barbarian.” I have wanted to read the Bible in its original languages since I was a kid, so I am studying Greek now (and will do Hebrew next) so I am qualified to apply to programs. I want the academic rigor of doing original language study that a PhD offers, so that I can remove the middle-man of translation currently standing between me and the text.

Not gained: business skills such as “return on investment”.

Gaining credibility

Two woman scholars I respect, Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling and Dr. Alice Mathews, told me plainly that, as a woman, to be respected as a scholar, I need a doctorate. This applies to male academics as well, of course, but it applies to women in a different way. I.ve seen over and over that in the Christian world, more qualified women get passed over in favor of less qualified men.

AS COMMANDED BY GOD! This is a critical, “small thermal exhaust port” level of failure in Churchianity: that women should be allowed into male spaces only if they’re capable of performing as well as men. That is not what God taught us. Women do not belong in leadership because they’re women. No level of education or competence will change their DNA.

Women have to be excellent beyond question to get opportunities and respect. I don’t want the lack of a degree to keep me from doing what God has gifted me to do.

I score a win on “guaranteed path to safety”. Should we tell her that only credulous morons get a PhD in order to be respected? Real men get respect by accomplishment. And when we don’t get that respect, we wander off to quietly enjoy our accomplishments in obscurity.

Bringing wider knowledge into the church

The church does not have a good understanding of emotional and mental health.

Not if it cooperated with the “you can go without any human contact outside your immediate family for several years, also, Communion and singing hymns spreads disease” dictats of unelected Christ-hating bureaucrats.

I want to earn the further credentials to speak into that gap with validity. We can’t know everything necessary about the human condition from theology and biblical studies alone.

That is heresy, that Christ is not enough and foreign teachings must be added to the Bible. Becky Miller is a heretic.

Other disciplines that study humanity have valuable insight for church practice, and I want to help build those bridges of understanding.

Yeah, maybe Jesus wouldn’t have sweated blood if He’d been a longtime practitioner of Tantric Yoga. They know how to relax!

Bring seminary to church

In the Netherlands, I co-taught a class for university students in various fields who wanted to study the Bible at a deeper level. Those were some of my most treasured teaching experiences. People like my DRx students who study biochemistry or public health or international law will probably not ever go to seminary, but they want to study the Bible at a seminary level of depth. I want to develop programs that bring deeper biblical studies to the church.

She got validation from pretending to be a Christian authority. Another win for me.

Bringing church to seminary

I.ve seen that in seminary, there can be a lack of pastoral care for the pastor-students. Some learn new ways of viewing the Bible that throw doubt on their previous beliefs, and they need people to process with. Others are going through traumatic experiences in their home churches.especially women.and they need people outside their church contexts to care for them. Others are hurt in the classroom by professors or fellow students who haven’t learned to speak pastorally about issues like racial justice and sexual abuse. I want to help seminaries care for the mental and emotional well being of their students.

How can I make money doing what I love?

“I can’t.”

Full time tenure track jobs in academia are rare and getting rarer. Pastors make small salaries in most regions of the US (and women make less than their male counterparts, if they can even get a job at a church in their denomination). Writers often have to have day jobs because books don’t usually pay the bills. So for the pastor-scholar, what is the point of getting an expensive degree that probably won’t pay for itself?

I don’t know the full answer to that question.


Especially for women with children, higher education can seem financially unattainable. I paid more for childcare during my master’s than I did for tuition…

She is a failure as a wife and mother. Trifecta for me!

…and I’ve spoken to other women, and some men, who face the same challenge.

I am looking primarily at funded programs.

No shit, Sherlock.

I can’t take on more student loan debt while I am still paying off my last degree. I have a financially privileged position because my husband has a good job, so our family can afford for me to not work for a few years.

That was your family you screwed over with your useless degrees! How can you demand a mentor when you already have a husband? I weep for the poor fool who thought you’d be a better wife if he let you learn Greek at University.

I am pursuing a PhD because it is an important part of my calling. I want a deep knowledge of the Bible and better grasp of theology so that I can be taken seriously as a scholar and have the creditials to improve the health of the church. Ultimately, I’m realizing I simply want to do it. I feel like I can’t NOT do it. I’ve been told that I will need that sense of drive to sustain me through the next set of sleepless nights.

Typos make it hard to take you seriously, Doctor Becky. You might need a second PhD in Latin to compensate. Your husband can afford it if he loves you. /sarc

Mocking the Transition From Trump-Hate to Christ-Hate

There’s been no shortage of entryists screeching at Christians for both tolerating Trump and not tolerating infanticide. Things become interesting… and deliciously mockable… when instead of trying to convince us, the globalists instead try to convince their own.

Prominent black professor says he’s ‘struggling’ with his Christian faith . and with the viability of the ‘white church’ at large . after Trump presidency.

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By Sarah Taylor, 9 February

A North Carolina professor says that he’s struggling with his Christianity . all because of former President Donald Trump.

Issac Bailey . a professor of public policy at Davidson College, a 2014 Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and published author . published a lengthy opinion piece in Newsweek in which he revealed that he is “struggling with [his] Christianity after Trump.”

I doubt even a Churchian would mistake him for a believer because he’s openly pro-choice. What is interesting, however, is that he published in Newsweek. Had Bailey ran this “Trump is the false Messiah!” in Christianity Today or Christian Post, one could believe that he’s trying to proselytize us. Instead, he published in a Globalist-operated rag.

What he’s about to say, he is preaching to the choir.

Bailey . a self-professed lifelong Christian . wrote, “I’m struggling to hold fast to my Christianity . because of Donald Trump. Not exactly Trump himself, though, but the undying support of the self-professed Christian pro-life movement that he enjoyed.”

“My faith,” he complained, “is in tatters because of that alliance. And I am constantly wondering if I am indirectly complicit because I dedicated my life to the same Jesus the insurrectionists prayed to in the Capitol building after ransacking it and promising to kill those who didn’t do their bidding.

Those were space aliens. He bein’ rayciss against humans!

Had Bailey been saying this to Christians then I’d assume he was confusing us with D.C. security guards getting wasted on freshly legal mushrooms while binge-watching the Die Hard movies. But in the context of relating this to the cult-faithful, he’s inciting them to transfer their hatred of Trump to hatred of Christianity.

Bailey mused, “If Christianity can convince so many to follow a man like Trump almost worshipfully . or couldn’t at least help millions discern the unique threat Trump represented . what good is it really?”

We already know he’s a hypocrite but seriously, if Christianity can convince people to follow Trump then why did Bailey… a self-described Christian… not follow Trump? Is Bailey a BAD Christian?

Bailey explained that Christians “have their excuses” when it came to following and supporting the 45th president.

Excuse #1: The alternative to supporting Trump was supporting Issac Bailey.

Rev. Franklin Graham of North Carolina, who swiftly dumped his Clinton-era rhetoric about the importance of morality and character in our leaders to embrace Trump lashed out as the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after a Trump-inspired insurrection and lavished Trump with praise,” Bailey added. “‘We have never had a president like him in my lifetime,’ he wrote on Facebook. ‘He gave us lower taxes, a strong economy, and low unemployment.

Bailey is right, that doesn’t sound like Christianity. Which actually FAILS to help his case. But Graham was the Leader of Gamergate, er, Christianity, because he was popular and worldly-powerful. The two traits that define a leader in the atheist religion.

‘He made NATO take notice and pay their own way.

That is a legit Jesus thing.

‘He had the guts to take on North Korea and meet with their leader personally. He didn’t let China walk all over us. Just his Mideast peace initiatives in the last couple of months deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.

Yeah, what was Trump doing, trying to win a Peace Prize by fomenting peace? He should have fired rockets at children instead. Looking at YOU, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Yasser Arafat!

‘He has defended religious liberty like no president before him, and that matters to people of all faith. He has worked to bring prison reform and secured our southern border. He defeated the ISIS caliphate in Syria, and he strengthened our military.’ And then the kicker: ‘He was also the most pro-life president we ever had.’”

Intellectually, I understand why abortion is such a critical sacrament to the Cult, but I still marvel when the mists part and I can fully see how true that is.

Bailey then suggested that Trump is not pro-life at all when it comes to those outside the womb.

I BUILT THAT! Here in Commiefornia, I’ve been trying for years to legalize capital punishment by reclassifying State-sanctioned executions as taxpayer-funded late-term abortions. Yes, when it comes to “twenty-years-late-term abortion” I and Trump are very pro-choice. Nobody made you do that crime… you CHOSE!

So again, Bailey is right but not in a way that helps his case.

Let’s skip ahead to Bailey making the transition from Trump-bashing to Jesus-bashing.

Citing the Guttmacher Institute, which recently reported that “unintended pregnancy rates are the highest in countries that restrict abortion access and lowest in countries where abortion is broadly legal,” Bailey added that “many pro-life Christians” simply never accepted that “complex reality,” which made them susceptible to a presidential candidate such as Trump.

The purpose of abortion being the termination of infants er, unintended pregnancies, this is a tautology.

“You know who understands that complex reality?” he continued. “Christian people of color. The embrace of Trump was largely a white Christian phenomenon. Because we don’t have the luxury of seeing things in black and white.”

That explains your people’s math scores. Don’t hate it, Issac, that’s why you’re the award-winning professor of Christianity and I’m a nerdy nobody on the Net: because you were born incompetent and stupid.

“I want abortions to be rare but believe the best way to get there is to support women and distressed families in a comprehensive way that will reduce unintended and high-risk pregnancies,” he added. “We do not get there by turning over a pregnant woman’s body to the state.”

Why rare? Are abortions immoral? If yes then they shouldn’t be done at all. If no then why care?

Perhaps abortions are simply unhealthy for womens’ bodies? Then the CDC should force all women to wear two or three masks over her crotch. Maybe call them something stylish like “chastity belts”.

Bailey concluded, “This is my Christianity, the Christian faith that sustained my family through the Jim Crow South, poverty and too many bouts with the criminal justice system. But I’m struggling. I don’t want to be a part of any organization that would support those at the highest levels who demonize and belittle the vulnerable, that would look the other way in order to hold onto power. The body count left in Trump’s wake is immense. Add to the list my faith in the white church.”

There’s a huge push to criminalize “Christian Nationalism” in the wake of Trump. Books have even been published already, which is curious since that suggests they were written long before the White Male Christian Nationalist Trump-Loving Russian Terrorists launched their Jan. 6 nuclear strike on the Capitol Building. (It built back better.)

Their lies are so extreme, so obviously void of evidence, that there is nothing we can do in response except mock them. It is a good day to be an Internet troll!

The Impeachment Farce Is the Beginning Of Outrage Culture’s End

All the mainstream and second-tier news websites are tripping over themselves to report live-and-breathless on the Most Important Impeachment Trial Of the Century Unless Trump Survives In Which Case There’ll Be Another One. But credit to Breitbart, they did the unthinkable and checked if their readers cared.

Poll: Is Anyone Watching Trump’s Second Impeachment?

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And rightly so. Not only has the entire journalism profession morphed into outrage culture, but the underlying reason for outrage culture in the first place is that We the People have become nonparticipants in our own society. What can any of us possibly do about the Trump trial? Nothing. Whether Trump survives and has a political future is not for us to determine, and neither Left nor Right (nor even Trump, as Trumpeteers have belatedly realized) are concerned with America’s survival as a self-ruled nation.

If we aren’t participants then we can only be spectators. The lesson of Election Theft 2020 is that we are not participants. Hence outrage culture to keep us involved at least as spectators. Outrage culture at least promises us entertainment. Unfortunately, the entertainment sucks as bad as Disney Star Whores. Watching the Democrats scream at the Cheeto Man inhabiting their shared consciousness instead of the real Cheeto Man rolling his eyes in Mar-A-Lago is not an entertaining spectacle.

In fact, sitting US Senators have begun to realize they are no longer participants in the spectacle of D.C. politics.

Report: “At Least a Dozen. Republican Senators Walked Out of Impeachment Trial

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By Joel B. Pollack, 12 February 2021

At least a dozen Republican Senators reportedly walked out of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, after lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) tried to argue that years of Trump rallies were incitement to violence.

I daresay that Raskin’s lies did not entertain them. Nobody is or should be amused by pathological liars and traitors now controlling the American Empire in a vacuum of accountability. “BREAKING: President Biden launches preemptive nuclear strike on South Dakota for continuing work on Keystone pipeline infrastructure” might soon become a real headline.

I close with a quick bio of Jamie Raskin.

Jamie Raskin Official Portrait 2019.jpg

A Russian Jew educated by both the Jesuits (Georgetown) and Jews (Harvard Law). Per wikipedia,

“As his first action in Congress, Raskin and several other members of House of Representatives objected to certifying the election of Donald Trump as president because of Russian interference in the election and voter suppression efforts. Vice President Joe Biden ruled the objection out of order because it had to be sponsored by at least one member of each chamber, and it had no Senate sponsor. In late June 2017, Raskin was the chief sponsor of legislation to establish a congressional “oversight” commission with the authority to declare a President “incapacitated” and removed from office under the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

I missed that Deep State effort to bell the cat. Anyway, nobody cares about the D.C. circus because it’s the Jesuits, Jews, Yankees, Chinese and Saudis bickering with each other for control of the American Empire. Whichever faction wins, we lose.

Why would we care to watch that fight? The teams don’t even wear uniforms, at least, not when the cameras are on.

The Digital Division Of Christianity

Wired Magazine tried and failed to grok how the lockdowns are affecting the Christian Church, mainly because they can’t tell the difference between a Christian and a Nigerian prince. Let’s help them out!

The Digital Divide Is Giving American Churches Hell

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By Arielle Pardes, 10 February 2021

She’s not black, a little surprising, but she is a well-raised San Francisco feminist.

FOR CLAY SCROGGINS, preaching on Zoom was never part of the plan. As lead pastor at Buckhead Church in Atlanta, he was accustomed to services in a 3,000-seat auditorium, with live music and a jumbotron for people in the back. But God’s plan is often mysterious, so when the city of Atlanta forced him to shut the church’s doors last spring, Scroggins faithfully moved his ministry online. .Ultimately, we were really informed by Jesus’ calling for us to love our neighbors,. he says, “and the most loving thing we could do was to continue to meet virtually..

No. He wasn’t forced to close. The government told him to close his church because Jesus spreads disease, and he quietly closed it. No need even for threats. Scripture explicitly teaches “don’t give up the habit of meeting together” (Heb. 10:25) but that’s apparently an old teaching that was never intended to be followed after the first century AD. God just forgot to mention that, you see.

Off-topic and amusingly, the Atlanta mayor’s name is Keisha Lance Bottoms. Move over, London Breed!

And continue to meet virtually they have. Sunday sermons are broadcast live and posted to the church’s YouTube channel for congregants to watch anytime. Bible study and small group meetings have moved to Zoom. Buckhead has even managed to replicate spontaneous church lobby .bump-ins. with video chat breakout rooms for some events. Donations, which provide all of the church’s operating income, remain the same, they just come via a digital collection plate. At Buckhead Church, virtual worship is going so well that some parts of it might be here for good. But not every congregation has been so blessed.

Why do we have full-time clergy? Serious question. Do we have them to be available for emergencies, to visit us in the hospitals and prisons and be at our sides for weddings and funerals? Then they aren’t doing their jobs anymore.

Do we have full-time clergy so they can be exemplars, doing the works of God without needing to fear for their next meal? None of them are pushing back against the lies of Covid. None of them are risking their health in the sick wards. (They would have discovered the lies of Covid firsthand had they done so!)

Fact; your pastor no longer deserves his salary. It is also written, “if a man does not work then he shall not eat”. (2 Thess. 3:10) Pastor Scroggins should be replaced with a local IT nerd.

For places of worship, Covid-19 has upended traditions and emptied sacred spaces.

The first wave of government persecution. Second wave was banning our singing praises to God. Now they’re just shitting on us with those 2.3-masks mandates.

About 45 percent of Americans attend religious services regularly, most of them in Christian churches, like Buckhead Church. Or they did, until last spring. Then shutdowns and stay-at-home orders sent congregations scrambling to move their services online, similar to schools and workplaces. Some, like Buckhead, found themselves well prepared, with the resources and technical savvy to keep attendance and alms steady throughout the year. Other churches found themselves in trouble, struggling to reach worshippers virtually while facing budget cuts, layoffs, and the threat of bankruptcy or even permanent closure.

If your choices are “disobey the government” or “permanent closure” then you should always opt to disobey. What are they going to do… close you permanently?

Nearly one year into the pandemic, its effects on religious life, like other aspects of American society, appears unevenly distributed, with large, successful churches continuing to do well and struggling churches falling further behind.

This was already a trend. With clergy becoming mouthpieces for bureaucratic humanist directives instead of human beings setting good examples and being personally involved in the lives of congregants, there was little reason to favor local talent over Megapastor Plastic Smile.

Now that the organized Church has voluntarily reduced itself to a selection of YouBoob channels, why not pick a popular one with good production values?

.The digital divide in churches reflects the digital divide in American society more generally,. says Mark Chaves, a theologian at Duke University…

…and director of the National Congregation Study, which has surveyed religious groups in the US since 1998. Churches with less of a digital presence tend to be located in rural areas. Their congregations are more likely to be older, lower-income, and Black.

Which is it, “old” or “low-income”? Some old people are poor but demographically, those are opposite ends of the wealth axis. And why are we bringing race into this? Christianity doesn’t care much about race. As in “neutral about racist attitudes”, not “die whitey die”.

Those demographic groups are also less likely to have access to broadband, and they have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, both in health and economic outcomes. Those realities have factored into church outcomes too. A survey from LifeWay Research…

Oh, that’s why they’re bringing race into this. Because LifeWay is affiliated with the Converged leadership of the Southern Baptists, who are replacing Biblical doctrine with Jesuit-sourced critical race theory.


Continuing with the main article,

…which focuses on Christian ministries, found that white pastors were the most likely to report offerings that were higher than expected in the past year. Black pastors, by contrast, were most likely to report that the pandemic economy was impacting their churches “very negatively.” Churches often run on tight margins, and those impacts can have long-term effects: LifeWay Research found that a small percentage of churches have had to cut down on outreach, suspend Sunday School or small group programs, or lay off staff members. Black pastors were more likely to say they cut staff pay or deleted a church position.

Survey taker: “Do you feel that peanut butter sandwiches have been unfairly oppressing you in recent years?”

Blacktivist pastor: “Thet brown sheet on white boy Wonder Bread, Hell yeah! My ancestors were worked to death on slave plantations to pick the cotton used in making those sandwiches!”

Survey taker: “And was it White Christian Men who did this to you, or do you not want free reparations money?”

Chaves says that churches that have been slow to adopt technology usually have fewer resources, so they’re more reluctant to spend on things like a livestreaming setup. But the resistance can also be cultural. .Sometimes there’s a tension with institutions that are based on tradition,. says Walle Mafolasire, founder and CEO at Givelify, a digital tithing startup. .It’s like, what do you mean, .tap, tap, give,. when it’s right there in the Bible that you should bring your gifts to the altar?. The pandemic, he adds, has changed the equation: .Well, right now, I’m on Zoom. Zoom is my altar..

Walle Mafolasire and Tayo Ademuyiwa, M.D. givelify

Whew! I was fearing Jewish but Nigerian seems more likely. (Unable to confirm exact nationality.) That’s Walle on the left and co-founder Tayo Ademuyiwa. Here’s another reason why this article is talking race in the context of religion. Excuse me, “pointless faith tradition”.

Per h ttps://www.givelify.com/about/, 18 of 69 employees/officers are white men. 26%. I looked to see if Givelify was affiliated with Lifeway but found nothing.

[Another digital tithing service,] Pushpay says churches have seen as much as $500,000 in new giving a year after signing up for the service. .This means that half a million dollars was sitting there latent, but people started giving because they can now do it from their phone,. says Troy Pollock, Pushpay’s chief ambassador. The company sees its payments platform as an entry-level product that can introduce churches to its other technological solutions.

This article has much to say on how China Flu-locked down churches are collecting their rents. Very little about content or religious practices, some of which… example, the all-important practice of Communion… have ceased entirely. A conspiracy theorist might point out that now that churches have voluntarily become dependent upon payment processors, said processors could use their position to gatekeep.

Mafolasire, the founder of Givelify, calls this the .Amazon-like way of experiencing faith..


People might still be practicing with their local parish, but they’re also looking around more at other churches, and in many cases giving money to them too. In the past year, about 20 percent of Givelify’s donors have given money to multiple faith-based organizations. To Mafolasire, this suggests that churches that get ahead will be the ones that can magnify their online presence, drawing in new people from the internet. Givelify’s data from this year backs that up too. .For those churches who saw their giving increase,. says Mafolasire, .it was coming from their ability to reach a wider audience..

They are completely mistaken. The churches that sell out to Mammon and its grifter-operators will die as soon as they exhaust their utility as skin suits. The churches that remember they exist for the benefit of congregants will survive, no matter how small they are. It’s simple math. A church that abandons its reason for existing, and has no power to take wealth by force, will run out of wealth.

Chaves, who runs the National Congregation Study, says it.s too soon to know whether this year will have a lasting impact on worship practices, and what that impact would be. “Church attendance has been declining slowly for decades,. he says. .Will we see a shift if online participation stays ubiquitous? Or will it mean that more people are participating?. Some early research suggests that churchgoers are eager to get back to in-person services and worshipping together with their community. While smaller congregations, like First Baptist Church Reeltown, are unlikely to continue broadcasting their sermons on Facebook Live, other churches may find value in a hybrid model, where some people come into Sunday services and others watch from their computers.

The lockdowns will have a lasting impact in the form of Churches being targeted by State-sponsored terrorism and persecution. No government official has any intention of ever allowing life to return to middle-class, Christian, independent-white-American normal.

At Buckhead Church, the Sunday services will continue to be online until the congregation can safely LEGALLY reunite en masse.

Fixed it for you. But there’s no persecution of Christ, nope, that can’t ever happen in America.

Pastor Scroggins doesn’t love preaching over Zoom, but it reminds him of a Bible verse.2 John, 1:12. .I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.” For Scroggins, it captures the essence of pandemic preaching. .I think what John is saying is that the most complete form of communication is face to face,. he says. “But that’s not always possible..

Apostle John: “I’d rather visit you and talk in person.”

Pastor Scroggins: “I’d rather not, and Apostle John approves of my refusal.”

Which one is doing the work of God, I wonder?

Salute To the Fallen: Bart van Alphen

Big hat tip to Sovietman for cluing me in to a Manosphere suicide: Bart van Alphen, aka Nomen Nescio on the defunct Return Of Kings website, aka Dr. Caveman. He got doxxed, swarmed and checked out before the SJWs could do a victory lap. Let’s do a revue to a fallen Manosphere long-timer.

Northwestern Neuroscientist, Who Recently Admitted to Operating an Anonymous, Racist Twitter Account, Dies

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By Emma Pettit, 3February 2021

Northwestern U is north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan.


His face (right) is a strong one for modern academia. Good testosterone and grooming. On the left is a scene from the movie Falling Down, very relevant to Current Year.

Bart van Alphen, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University who studied sleep behavior, died on Tuesday after recently admitting to operating an anonymous Twitter account, under the name “Dr Caveman,. that for years had posted a slew of racist, violent, and anti-Semitic material.

Van Alphen died by suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was 43.

In an announcement to the Northwestern community, Kathleen M. Hagerty, the university’s provost, directed students, staff, and faculty members to counseling services. .I know this news will be shocking to many of you, and the loss of a Northwestern community member can impact people in many different ways,. Hagerty wrote. .Please do not hesitate to let others know when you need help..

You piece of human excrement, Hagerty. Bart DID. Maybe stop the social justice pogroms on your campus instead of piously reminding their victims that you would have “helped” in the aftermath?

News of van Alphen’s secret identity had spread for months among his colleagues at Northwestern and among others in his field. Students had complained to the university’s Office of Equity, requesting that it intervene, and some felt frustrated that it seemed as if their concerns hadn’t prompted Northwestern to take action.

It must have been Hell, living in Converged academia like that. Yes, yes, cut and run and save yourself, but as a Californian I’m all too aware that the most obvious solution can be much harder in practice than in theory.

On Twitter, Dr Caveman had used the N-word and other racist terms toward Black people, like “gibsmedat.” He’d called President Donald J. Trump “Trumpenfuhrer” and expressed hope for “Generation Zyklon,. a term for young supporters of the far right and neo-Nazism. (Zyklon B, a cyanide-based insecticide, was used by Nazi Germany to kill Jews and others in gas chambers.) On another social-media platform, he’d called Islam a “pedophilia glorifying death cult,. and he had tweeted that Muslims “are either at your feet or at your throat..

Odd that he’s being hated for insulting Trump of all people, and Generation Zyklon? *points at Antifa/BLM mobs, the latest of which ran riot in martial-law D.C. of all places* Then again, he’s being hated *now* when Normies might be looking and not *then* when it was a private SJW swarming.

Some of his posts appeared to endorse violence. One tweet said Chicago could resolve its budget woes if city officials “guillotine every last member” of the teachers union. Another declared, .Free helicopter rides for antifa,. a reference to the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s practice of killing political dissidents by dropping them from helicopters. He’d mused about giving the far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik a gun and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, .a five minute head start.” And after a violent protest in Chicago, Dr Caveman tweeted that next time the police should “shoot the ponchos on sight..

Barbie, I don’t care if he “appeared” to endorse violence. I care if he DID, and you had nothing to say about any hate-fueled violent behavior. Unlike the sociology department inventing Orwellian concepts like Office of Equity.

Take notes, lads. These are the accusations that will be flung at you, too. Build that thick skin!

The Dr Caveman Twitter account had only a few hundred followers and had gone mostly unnoticed. That is, until October. On a Saturday night, Dr Caveman posted a photo of a crowd of people on a street, taken from many stories above, and wrote, .Small BLM protest in Evanston, apparently to get the police out of northwestern.. (Northwestern is in Evanston, Ill.)

I suspect that Bart was lonely. We all love to talk about ourselves and it becomes a temptation when you’re hurting for a dose of Normal Life. But it’s also how a lot of doxxing happens.

Another Twitter user . who has declined to be identified . was searching the platform for “Evanston” news, clicked on the profile, and was appalled. At the time, Dr Caveman’s profile photo was from the 1993 thriller Falling Down . in which Michael Douglas’s nebbishy, frustrated character goes on a violent rampage . with the word “Soon” superimposed over the image.

The user was “freaked out” by the Twitter account. In an interview with The Chronicle by direct message, the user described sensing that Dr Caveman’s real name might be discoverable. The user started scrolling, narrowing down the field in which Dr Caveman seemed to work. In time, ample connections emerged between Dr Caveman and van Alphen.

Sure, that’s what everybody does when they find somebody online who “freaks me out”. They hunt the scary man down in real life instead of simply avoiding him. “You must protect my identity! because I’m exposing his…”

Van Alphen, who before his death did not respond to multiple interview requests…

Smart man!

…researched sleep behavior by studying fruit flies in the lab of Ravi Allada, chairman of Northwestern’s neurobiology department. He’d given a couple of interviews to local news outlets about suffering from sleep apnea. Van Alphen had been at the university for eight years and had recently tweeted on his professional account about applying for faculty jobs. Before going to Northwestern, he was a postdoc in Australia at the Queensland Brain Institute. He attended college and graduate school in the Netherlands. Further details of his background were not available.

That’s become a common type: postdoctoral “associate professors” struggling to be recognized. Despite my suggestion that giving up isn’t always a solution, the simple fact is that nobody with any connection to the Manosphere has a future on a tenure-track.

Dr Caveman, too, had said he was on the academic job market. Both had also at some point cited the Great Emu War of 1932 (a wildlife-management operation in Australia), and both had posted tweets, seven minutes apart, with the phrase “Giuliani style law and order Republican,. referencing the former mayor of New York City.

The anonymous sleuth sent emails to the neurobiology department and to Allada, the chair, explaining some of the connections, but didn’t get a response, according to the direct-message interview. (Allada did not respond to The Chronicle’s interview request.)

So the [anonymous] sleuth went public, setting up a Twitter account . Bart_van_Caveman . and tweeting out examples of Dr Caveman’s dark worldview, and the evidence that he was really van Alphen.

The point-and-shriek with a side of Strawman. I cannot imagine why Bart had a pessimistic view of humanity. /sarc

A Northwestern Ph.D. student had also found Dr Caveman’s account when he tweeted about the Black Lives Matter protest in Evanston, and had fallen down her own rabbit hole. (The student, like others who have spoken out about the case, requested anonymity out of a concern for personal safety.)

Bullshit. The anklebiting hypocrites couldn’t take what they dished out. Boxing is fun! until the other guy gets to hit back.

She discovered articles that Dr Caveman had written for the “manosphere” website Return of Kings, with headlines like “This Accidental Experiment Shows the Superiority of Patriarchy.. There he’d written under the pseudonym Nomen Nescio . Latin for .I do not know the name.” His bio said that he had been “born naked, screaming, and covered in someone else’s blood,. but he “overcame those odds, left his cave, and became a mercenary mad scientist, traveling the world and sampling its women..

Another graduate student, who worked in the same building as van Alphen, decided to report him to the Office of Equity after reading one particular tweet: .Where liberals have a whole spectrum of gradually increasing outrage,. Dr Caveman wrote in August, .most conservatives I know only have two settings: 1) vote 2) shoot everything. The more histrionics from the left, the more likely that switch is going to be flipped..

The student said she had reported to the office in mid-October but didn’t speak with an employee until several days after the presidential election, in November. The person was very sympathetic, she said, but she got the impression that the office was limited in what it could do.

“We’re stealing the election right now. Come back in a month!”

Later the office seemed to acknowledge as much. TiShaunda McPherson, associate vice president for equity, wrote in a community-wide email in December that the university had seen an uptick in reported violations and appreciated “the courage it takes to come forward.” The email didn’t name van Alphen. But, McPherson wrote, at times, for .a variety of reasons, our jurisdiction to investigate these matters is limited,. which seemed to be a reference to the Dr Caveman situation.


Another graduate student continued working alongside van Alphen, over Zoom. The second-year Ph.D. student was a teaching assistant for a course in which van Alphen was a teaching fellow. He’d been nice to her, she said. Once, when she tweeted about being stressed out, he sent her a message letting her know he was available if she wanted to talk.

So it took a little while for her to come to terms with his Dr Caveman identity.

Or, perhaps the feminist herd went to work on recruiting her.

She talked to the professor of the course about her concerns over van Alphen, and the professor said she.d understand if the student didn’t want to attend sessions. But “it was my job, and I would be leaving her alone in the situation,. said the student. So the student, a Hispanic woman, continued working with van Alphen, who, as Dr Caveman, had once written on Gab, .Juan by Juan, the only way to deport them all..

.It was hard to keep trying to do my best job when somebody I was working with literally didn’t see me as like a human being,. the student said. She felt less motivated to participate, she said, which wasn’t fair to the undergraduates. And she lost .a little bit of faith. in academe.

Classic projection. “He was nice to me and willing to work with me… but he didn’t see me as a human being so I betrayed him to the Commissariat. Haven’t we gotten rid of all these badthinkers yet?!”

A Ph.D. candidate in the neuroscience program said he had spoken with a senior equity specialist in November, and felt as if he’d gotten canned responses. He was most concerned for the students over whom van Alphen was in a position of authority. As Dr Caveman, van Alphen had written on Gab that part of the “challenge” in academe is “to train Asians from a rote learning culture into creative, effective scientists.” The vast majority “are only good to use as technicians,. he wrote. .They lack the spark to take risks and be wrong..

Bart was definitely one of us.

In labs, the candidate noted, more-senior postdocs hold certain power. They’re often called upon to teach techniques and will sometimes mentor greener researchers. On the Allada Lab’s website, undergraduates who were interested in research experience were told to contact van Alphen. (That paragraph, which was still there as recently as last month, has since been removed.)

As time passed, and more students complained, their disappointment grew. The university’s silence, said the Ph.D. student who had uncovered the Return of Kings articles, was noticeable, and frustrating.

Doctor Snowflake, maybe you should have filed an accusation with your name on it, if you had wanted to be taken seriously.

That frustration seeped out into the larger scientific community… They circulated a letter, signed by more than 120 scholars, calling on Northwestern to take steps to protect trainees and students. .If your behavior causes your co-workers to be terrified to come to work . that’s not appropriate,. said Josh Dubnau, one of the drosophilists and director of the Center for Developmental Genetics at Stony Brook University, who spoke to The Chronicle before van Alphen’s death. .It’s a hostile work environment.. (In an email, Dubnau said he was saddened to hear of van Alphen’s passing, adding that there was a “missed opportunity” for some kind of intervention in the months since October.)

CSHL Leading Strand

And on it goes. Pure witch hunt, unnamed SJWs getting the vapors because University Admin wouldn’t do the dirty work themselves because election cycle.


That was Bart’s suicide note. He killed himself the next day. Re the movie Falling Down, white men have one of two responses to extreme stress. One is internalizing it and the other is externalizing it. Depends on whether we’re in “fixit mode” or Viking mode. Falling Down is, like Office Space, a movie about a white man flipping from fixit to Viking. I think what the latter got right that the former got wrong is that white man doesn’t normally go Viking while solo. That’s more an Asian think, methinks: the phrase “run amok” comes from SE Asia. Hence Bart’s turning inward at the end.

I don’t fault him for suiciding. One, he was in SJW Central with not a lot of options. Not when his PhD was in Drosophila sleep cycles. Reinventing your entire life from the ground up at age 43 is traumatic, especially when self-initiated.

Two, Bart had endured a full year of academia-level COVID lockdown. He was surely depressed and isolated at the very start of the witch hunt, thus vulnerable.

And three, the timing of his death deprived the SJWs of their victory laps and Emanuel Goldstein hate sessions. His last act was denying the enemy their reward.

Not that I’m encouraging suicide, mind. There are other ways to deny the anklebiters such as having an escape plan, not being on Twitter or simple, grim determination. But I’ve been a broken man myself. I understand what he was going through last week. No condemnation. Every man has a breaking point and he reached his, that’s all there is to be said.

Well, two things still to be said. One, you need an action plan for getting doxxed if you’re on social media. It can be as simple as unplugging social media until it blows over or as complex as dual citizenship, but you gotta have a plan on the shelf that suits your most-probable needs. You will not be thinking clearly when the time comes.

And two…

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support for people in distress, and for those who need to help someone else. To reach the hotline, call…

What a shameful end to the article. “This is how we drove Mister Hater to suicide, now here’s a hotline number he could have called to prolong his suffering at our hands.” Instead, should you the reader face a serious doxxing, may I suggest reaching out to other guys in the Manosphere? You probably won’t get meatspace help but you will find sympathetic allies in Virtual World. You wouldn’t be alone and that’s a major morale counter to SJW tactics. There’s a reason they try to alienate you early in the attack.

This article of Bart’s from Return Of Kings is worth archiving in his memory.


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By Nomen Nesico aka Bart van Alphen, 5 April 2014

Patriarchy has been extremely successful, despite its recent vilification. Most cultures worldwide are patriarchal . to find examples of successful matriarchal societies you either have to turn to ancient history, remote outskirts of the world or feminist fiction. However, this hasn’t stopped the feminist collective from queefing out books and even a hashtag hailing the end of patriarchy in a textbook example of incestuous amplification.

What patriarchy, after its apparent downfall, will be replaced with remains to be seen. Hamsterizations aside, there is surprisingly little data available about what life would be like in a society made up of only men or only women. An enterprising social scientist might want to perform an experiment where groups of men and groups of women are left to their own devices, having to work together to survive against the elements and build a civilization from scratch. However, this scientist would have a very hard time convincing ethical review boards that the inevitable suffering of his participants would weight up against the value of the data.

Luckily, reality television is not bound by ethical constraints and once in a while, in its never ending quest for viewer ratings, reality TV accidentally performs a very interesting experiment that social scientists would never be allowed to do.

Quite a few years ago, I had the pleasure of watching the Dutch version of Survivor (Expeditie Robinson) with my feminist roommate. That particular season would have two islands, one populated by men and one populated by women. My roommate had been promoting that particular series to me and the other students in the house for weeks because it would show us, according to her, what a society run by women . free from the evils of patriarchy . would be like.

And it did. Oh it did.

Here is what happened: initially both groups were dropped on their respective islands, given some supplies to get started and left to fend for themselves. In both groups there was some initial squabbling as people tried to figure out a local hierarchy. The men pretty much did whatever they felt was necessary . there was no leader giving orders. Men who felt like hunting, foraging or fishing did so. Another guy decided he was fed up with sitting on sand and started making benches. Others built a hut that gradually grew and evolved. Another guy cooked every night. Within days a neat little civilization was thriving, each day being slightly more prosperous than the previous one.

The women settled into a routine as well. The hung up a clothesline to dry their towels, then proceeded to sunbathe and squabble. Because unlike men, women were unable to do anything without consensus of the whole group. And because it was a group of at least a dozen women, consensus was never reached. During the next few episodes, the women ate all their initial supplies, got drenched by tropical storms several times, were eaten alive by sand fleas and were generally miserable. The men on the other hand, were quite content. There were disagreements of course, but they were generally resolved.

Eventually, the people running the program decided something had to change. In order to help the women out, three men would be selected to go to their island. In return, three women would take their place at the men’s island. The look on my feminist roommates face during this episode was priceless.

Initially, the three men selected for the women’s island were ecstatic, for obvious reason. But then they arrived at the island and were greeted by the women.

.Where is your hut?., they asked.

.We have no hut.

.Where are your supplies?. they asked, dismayed

.We ate all the rice.

And so on. The three men ended up working like dogs, using all the skills developed by trial and error in their first few weeks . building a hut, fish, trying to get the women to forage. The women continued to bitch and sunbathe. The three women who were sent to the men’s island were delighted . food, shelter and plenty of male attention was freely available. They too continued to sunbathe.

And that my friends, is what patriarchy is. My former roommate, unsurprisingly, is no longer a feminist.

Now this might all be a fluke, a white raven, an exceptional case not representative of society as whole. But that particular season of Dutch Survivor is not unique. CBS broadcast several Survivor seasons in the US, where men and women started off in separate groups. In most cases (the Amazon and One World), the result was the same. The men quickly got their act together, getting access to food, fire and shelter while the women spent a lot of time and energy on petty little squabbles, eating their meager supplies, getting drenched in storms and generally being pathetic. The opposite situation, where men didn’t get their act together while women quickly built a functional micro society, has not yet been observed outside of feminist fiction, and it probably never will.

Still Feeling Bullied After Half A Lifetime

Bullying, pre-21st Century, was an unfortunate but necessary part of childhood. Some kids were mean and you just had to learn how to handle them. Maybe you hit back, maybe you avoided, maybe you grouped up, but pity the fool who never learned to take an insult.

Sure, My Second Grader Teases His Classmates. Why does that make him a bully?

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By Doyin Richards, 9 February 2021

Dear [Richards],

My second grade son has been called a bully by two classmates and their parents. Yet nobody, including his teacher, says that he has ever laid a hand on anyone, because we don’t condone violence in our household. My son is known to tease other kids, but that’s what every second grader does! Have we become so sensitive as a society that kids can’t poke fun at each other without being labeled bullies? If these kids can’t handle that, then the real world will eat them alive. How can I tell these parents that their kids need to toughen up?

.Soft Parents Equals Soft Kids

Start by telling those parents to stop fighting their childrens’ battles. “No blood, no foul” was the playground rule of my day and I turned out just fine as a dissident Christian fundamentalist… oh. Anyway, the real problem here is those parents helicoptering their kids too closely, as you obviously suspect given your tagline. You’re doing fine for now as a parent of a second grader.

Dear Soft Parents Equals Soft Kids,

I can’t believe I have to say this to you, but just because your son is not physically violent doesn’t mean he’s not hurting kids.

Hello, Wokeness. “Just because you never owned slaves doesn’t mean you aren’t a slaver!”

And I beg to differ, too.teasing other kids is not what every second grader does. I have a second grade daughter, and I’d be mortified if she or her big sister were accused of bullying their classmates.as would almost every parent I know.

Richards is going to be Sadface when his daughter goes teenage. You don’t suppose that his zero-tolerance attitude is the result of… his being bullied in the past and refusing to ever get over it?

I was bullied mercilessly in school by other kids who never laid a hand on me. I was called “crowbar” because I was Black and painfully thin.

So what? Did you insult Chunky right back? That’s how I handled it back in my vaguely remembered second grade.

I had a severe speech impediment that made me stutter uncontrollably when I was nervous.and other kids had a field day with me because of it.

Okay, no return taunting. Ignoring them would be the next coping strategy, seeing as they never laid a finger on you.

As I sit here now, I’m an athletically built, 6-foot-2, 215-pound man who uses my voice for a living as a keynote speaker and corporate anti-racism facilitator, so I was able to overcome those two issues.

Richards sounds like a successful “I overcame bullying” story… but, no. Not if “I became a corporate anti-racism facilitator because I was taunted for being black in second grade.”

But I wasn’t able to overcome the clinical depression that I still suffer from today, which was affected by the bullying I experienced. Does that make me .soft.? Probably to you it does.

Broken, not soft. There is something very wrong with Richards if he’s still traumatized decades after grade school and I don’t mean depression. His brain is wired wrong. It is neither healthy nor normal to be obsessed about bullying so long after the fact.

Here.s the thing: I’m cool with good-natured ribbing among friends. Because friends understand boundaries, keep us humble, and there’s no malicious intent. I dish it out and I can take it.but if a line is crossed, I.ll let my friends know and I expect them to do the same for me.

Deal with it, Richards. It is far past time for you to deal with it. The white people you hate today “because you aren’t racist” are not the bullies of your grade school thirty years ago.

Stop projecting. It is a crime against justice. It is a crime against reality.

If multiple kids and their parents are accusing your son of bullying, you should assume that’s what happening. Your reaction should be .I need to discuss this with him so he doesn’t do it again,. instead of “My kid isn’t the problem. These kids are soft..

Accusations merit investigation, not punitive precautions.

What’s next? Will he start making fun of Black people and you.ll make excuses for his behavior by saying, .Meh, it’s just Black people playing the race card again.? Teasing is often the gateway to racism, misogyny, and other forms of marginalization.

Yo, Black dude… You. Just. Played. The. Race. Card. Again.

Get your head out of your rear end and do your part to raise a kind kid, for crying out loud. If he’s constantly making other kids feel bad, then that’s on him and you.not his classmates and their parents. Do better.

Feelings. It’s always about feelings with SJWs, never evidence, tradition, standards or any objective reference point. They live inside their heads and lash out at people today for the crimes of third parties yesterday.


Nursing Home Cause & Effect

Another post for the “we have forgotten how to be human” category. What do you do if your ailing grandfather is dying of loneliness in the nursing home? WRAP HIM IN DUCT TAPE! so you can safely give him a hug.

‘Hug tent’ provides safe embraces at Colorado assisted living center

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Lynda Hartman needed a hug.

It had been at least eight months since she touched her 77-year-old husband, Len, who has dementia and has been at an assisted living center in suburban Denver for the last year.

On Wednesday, she got a small taste of what life was like before the coronavirus pandemic.

Sort of.

Thanks to a “hug tent” set up outside Juniper Village, Hartman got to squeeze her husband of nearly 55 years . albeit while wearing plastic sleeves and separated by a 4-millimeter-thick clear plastic barrier.

Lynda Hartman embraces her husband, Len Hartman, who suffers from dementia in a "hug tent." He has been living at the center for about a year, and the couple had not had any physical contact for at least eight months. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

“We’ve been trying to do it for a long time,” she said. “It felt good. I kept hitting his glasses when I hugged him, though. And he got cold.”

How… how did my people forget what a hug consists of? It consists of HUMAN CONTACT. Why is this hard? Of all the things that need to be hard, why is the concept of a hug one of them?

Although the setup wasn’t ideal, Hartman said, “At least you can do something, and it’s important.”

“Time is a precious commodity, so while we all wait to get back to more normality, in the meantime, everyone is doing what they can,” Gregg MacDonald said. “So I appreciate any efforts that they are making to allow us to have more contact with everybody.”

Except actually allowing contact with anybody.

For Gregg MacDonald, holding hands with his 84-year-old mother, Chloe MacDonald, was important because they hadn’t touched since April. She likes to get updates on her grandson and granddaughter.

Solitary confinement for ten months straight now? In the prison system, that would be illegal.

Amanda Meier, project coordinator for TRU Community Care, said she, her husband and some volunteers built the hug tent around a standard 8-by-8-foot popup frame and attached the plastic sheeting with glue and Velcro. Plastic arm sleeves built into the tent are attached with embroidery hoops.

Volunteers had to do this? Not the nursing home staff?

Since the beginning of November, she has helped set up four hug tents in Colorado and said the feedback has been positive.

“Lots of tears, but happy sort of tears, and a lot of shocked expressions of how in the world can we be doing something like this. It’s so weird,” Meier said.

Evil, not weird. I run low on adjectives to describe the cruelly faceless bureaucracy that has replaced God in the hearts of men.

This is elder abuse. They’d be better off dead than languishing like that. That’s not a personal statement, either; God made humans to need social and emotional contact with each other. Long-term deprivation of normal socializing is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

But after the initial weirdness, the benefits are clear, she said.

“You can see sort of relief in their bodies and their faces when they finally get to have that physical contact, which is really a basic human need. And in these facilities, a lot of times they’re missing it anyway because they’re just not with their families,” Meier said. “I don’t think it’s measurable, really. You just know it when you see it and feel it when you’re there.”

A gentle reminder that the death rate for Covid is 0.02% give or take a rounding error. If your pancreas is either diabetic or Stage 2 cancerous then it’ll go as high as five percent.

Therefore, we can proceed with a light heart to:

The Coming Wave of Nursing Home Closings

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By Sherri Snelling, 10 November 2020

And the worn-out muddy boots you walked in on, because you were scared the horse would give you Chinaballs.

More than 61,000 nursing home residents have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, 40% of all COVID-19 deaths. What’s likely to come next: a wave of nursing home closings.

It might be over 70k now that Mayor Cuomo had admitted to lowballing the death toll of his genocidal order to put confirmed-infectious COVID patients in those nursing homes.

In an August 2020 survey of nursing home operators by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), 72% of respondents reported an inability to maintain operations through 2021; 40% said they won’t last another six months.

“For many Medicaid patients, nursing homes are the only place they have to go.”

What happened to their families? Oh right, the Sexual Revolution. Women in the workplace.

Said Joe Steier, president/CEO of Signature HealthCARE, which operates 112 long-term care facilities in 10 Southern states: “The COVID pandemic was a black swan event no one was ready for that has resulted in the largest loss of beds in the country’s history.”

It was a rehearsed, planned, artificial Event 201. Fauci created COVID, Gates experimented with vaccines in Africa for a decade prior and who is surprised that another SARS came out of China? How are so many people this stupid? “How could we have known?” By recognizing the patterns and stretching your attention span beyond your next meal.

While older adults and nursing homes are at risk from the coronavirus pandemic, long-term care services and supports (LTSS) industry groups are signaling dire warnings about the continuum of care for the nation’s rising older population.

Again, how is this a surprise, that the Baby Boom generation reached old age? You were sure an asteroid impact would happen first?

Come to think of it, an influx of new customers should have made nursing homes extra-profitable. What’s going on?

“More than half of adults aged sixty-five plus require some form of LTSS as they continue to age. And the likelihood of need for care, and level of care needed, increases with age,” said Lisa Sanders, a spokesperson for Leading Age, a 5,000-member advocacy organization serving nonprofit long-term providers and affordable housing for low-income older adults, in an email interview.

Roughly 60% of nursing home-operator funding comes from Medicaid, which covers 70% to 80% of operating costs. The difference has been made up through Medicare or private-pay health insurance, but that funding has been declining, accelerated by COVID-19.

I see. The nursing homes are on a fixed income. How ironic.

The cause: nursing homes allowed themselves to become wholly owned subsidiaries of the State. The effect: elderly are treated worse than vermin.

It’s our government that sees the elderly as disposable. Not their families. Not God. When you see the elderly being neglected to the point where volunteers have to DIY some oxygen tents just to give a hug, that’s not a lack of government intervention. That’s a surplus of government intervention.

Since COVID-19, 97% of nursing homes have lost revenue due to increased costs for infectious disease equipment and testing, training and labor costs.

If you can’t afford to do it then don’t do it. Tell the gov’t to FOAD and if/when they pull their funding, do a photo-op of your closure. You chose to become a bureaucracy, now you have to act like it.

For most nursing home operators, the risks of sustaining their business fall into three categories:

1. Staffing
COVID-19 has required nursing homes to embrace infectious disease protocols and focus equally on minimizing patient risk of transmission and employee health, a structure Haynes believes many don’t have.

“The burden on our workforce is tremendous,” added Haynes. “We’re required to test staff twice a week, but many of our certified nurse assistants are having to drive thirty minutes to come to our offices for a fifteen-minute test and then drive back thirty minutes to get to their place of work.”

Nursing homes already had infectious disease protocols. What they didn’t have was PARANOIA over infectious diseases. Had there been an adult in the room, he would have said “we’ll do what we reasonably can but honestly, how did you reach age 70 without making peace with your mortality? You need a priest, not a contact tracer.”

I suppose that such a nursing home would have gone out of business. Unlike all the other nursing homes now going out of business. Seriously, the cost of doing right is at an all-time low. Take some bolt cutters to the local playground so children can start playing again, that’s the level we’re at right now.

“Nursing homes really took the brunt of negative coverage as COVID unfolded across the country,” said Steier. “Certified nursing assistants are the backbone of our workforce, but it’s challenging to recruit them when they can find less-demanding jobs in retail or other industries for comparable or better pay.”

Seriously? Your prospective employees would RATHER WORK IN RETAIL?!… for better pay?

2. Cost of COVID-19 Protective Equipment
In LeadingAge’s October “Situation Report,” some operators said they’re spending a year’s worth of their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) budget on just one month of supplies.

While PPE and COVID-19 tests have been more available lately, they still represent a fragile supply chain. Large hospital systems are stockpiling supplies, especially N95 masks, leaving some smaller nursing home operators without necessary equipment.

More than 25% of nursing homes reported a shortage of things like N95 masks, gloves and gowns recently.

Since I mentioned pattern recognition, does this remind you of… restaurants? All that air-conditioned, padded indoor seating but they aren’t allowed to use it. They were told to convert their parking lots into indoor-tent accommodations with space heaters and even then, they aren’t allowed to use them half the time. “We’re going out of business!” gosh, really? What a surprise.

Similarly, all nursing homes already had equipment and procedures for handling the annual flu and related diseases. Then the State came along with these additional, insane requirements SPECIFICALLY TO PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS. They really do want to kill Grandma, and friends having meals together, and all of human civilization in general until the Great Reset.

3. Technology
“As we weather the second spike of the coronavirus this fall, technology is a key to surviving,” said Steier. “Regardless, it will take two years to get to where we were prior to the pandemic.”

Technology is killing you. New ways are not automatically better ways and the costs are not always worth it. Exhibit A: telehealth. Exhibit B: driverless cars. Exhibit C: hug tents.

It’s not enough that nursing homes are depriving the elderly of basic human socialization while making retail work look like the good life to their employees. No, nursing homes must also intentionally put themselves out of business because the alternative is telling a hatefully psychotic Federal government “No”.

Venture Capital Goes Into the Black

And I don’t mean “profitable”. I couldn’t say much about the Gamestop Short, me not being an economist (and being reasonably convinced that anything hard to understand about finance is criminal fraud). Instead, let’s read an interview with one of the, ah, “newly freed from white cis-male patriarchy” VC crowd and see if we can find the reason why vibrant perverts haven’t historically done as well as… anybody else.

Some quick Wikipedia bio:

Arlan Hamilton is an investor and the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. In May 2020, Hamilton released her first book from Penguin Random House entitled It’s About Damn Time, which is based on her personal journey into entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Yeees, she will do nicely as an example of what black women can accomplish when there’s no white man around to hold her hand. I mean, watch her back.

That didn’t sound right, either.

In 2015, inspired by Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures, Hamilton founded Backstage Capital, a fund that invests in “underestimated founders”. Underestimated founders for the fund are defined as women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. To date, Backstage Capital has raised more than $7 million and has invested in more than 130 startups.

She might want to set her sights a little lower. The Mister Steinbergs of the world can raise $20m by Day 1 because his tribe owns the casino er, Federal Reserve.

Prior to her venture capital role, Hamilton founded and published the indie magazine Interlude and prior to that, served as tour manager to Atlantic Records recording artist Janine.

That didn’t sound like “my third cousin owns the bank”.

In May 2018, Hamilton announced her firm would also launch a $36 million fund specifically for black female founders.

In March 2019, after difficulty raising the planned $36m fund, Hamilton stepped down as CEO of Backstage Studio and laid off a significant percentage of Backstage employees.

Ten months to bankruptcy without meeting the first goal. I’m surprised there’s anything left to interview.

In June 2019 Hamilton received recognition from Business Insider as one of the 23 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in tech.

Man, this is just clown world. It’s a good sign, from the “Venture Capital” perspective, that Arlan can burn $36m with nothing to show for it. It’s a bad sign that she couldn’t raise that $36m in the first place. And it’s ugly that she’s considered one of the best with that record.

In May 2020, Hamilton published the book entitled, “It’s About Damn Time,” written with Rachel L. Nelson. The book is part memoir and part how-to for people who are generally underestimated in society. In the book, Hamilton details her early career as a music tour producer and, on pivoting to venture capital, the tactics she used to start the VC fund Backstage Capital… To date, Backstage Capital has raised more than $7 million and has invested in more than 130 startups.

“I slept my way to the top and all I got was being used for small-time money laundering.”

'Underestimated': How venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton is ...

I take it back. She didn’t sleep her way to the top.

Let’s do it!

Arlan Hamilton Is Building A New Kind Of VC

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By Nilay Patel, 1 February 2021

One of the things I’m excited to do on Decoder is talk to people who are shaking up industries and trying new things. My guest on today’s episode is known for that: Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Backstage Capital.

Arlan came to the VC world in a unique way: she started Backstage without formal education or experience in investing, and her firm focuses on funding startups run by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Investor: “Why should I trust you with my money?”

CEO: “Because it’s my people’s turn! Plus-sized African lesbians of the world, unite!”

Investor: “Do you even know what you’re doing?”

CEO: “Puck yo’ white privilege.”

Backstage has done 160 deals so far, with investments in everything from online beauty retailers to satellite internet companies.

Seven million dollars across 130 organizations is not much startup money. The Etsy beauty retailer I can believe, the satellite telecom company not. Something’s going on and I see no mention of microlending.

I.m especially excited to talk to Arlan on Decoder because, as of today, Backstage is going even broader: it’s opening a new fund that anyone can invest in to allow more regular people access to VC-style investing as part of their portfolios. This is one of the first funds of this kind under a new Securities and Exchange Commission rule called Reg CF, or Regulation Crowdfunding. I talked to Arlan about that and about the explosion of regular people investing using tools like Robinhood.

SCAM ALERT! The best way to run an investment company, if you don’t know what you’re doing, is to solicit funds from the investors who don’t know what they’re doing, either. As it is written in Holy Scripture: “the blind shall lead the blind and both shall fall into a pit”. Or something like that.

Boldfaced and indented will be the interviewer.

Arlan Hamilton, you’re the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Welcome to Decoder.

Thank you so much for having me here.

Let.s start at just the start. Backstage is a VC fund. You’re focused on underrepresented founders. It seems like there’s an endless reckoning in tech about representation.

The reckoning in question is that Big Tech is simultaneously the tool that undid the protections God imposed at the Tower of Babel, and an industry still completely dependent upon the smart white Christian nerds who created it in the first place. I predict they will solve this problem the old-fashioned way: institutional slavery. Which would explain why a black lesbian woman is getting “her chance” to manage tech sector purse strings despite a complete absence of education, experience, training, wisdom or realization that’s she’s being used as a cutout. More on that in a moment.

The situation at Google AI with Timnit Gebru just happened, where the most prominent Black researcher in AI tech was let go by Google, because it seems her research was against Google’s business.

Also, that she refused to follow internal guidelines for publicizing research, publicly humiliated her bosses when they called her on it, incited an SJW swarm against her immediate supervisor and quit before she could be fired. I have an unfinished post on her; I’ve been waiting for the show to stop in order to give closure. It’s probably time.

In case you’re wondering, her research is detecting white bias in artificial intelligence. It turns out that AIs programmed to hire for merit consistently favor one ethnic group over all others, even when coded independently of each other by different teams of researchers. How strange!

There’s just a lot of that happening. Let’s pull it back because I think that stuff is interesting to talk about. I want to talk about the business, as a whole, of tech. How did you end up as a VC? Because that backstory informs a lot of what happens next.

I never thought I would become a venture capitalist. I don’t think I knew what one was 10 years ago, but around then is when I started learning more and more about the tech ecosystem and about investors, really through people like Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher and Troy Carter, who were these celebrities or their management, making these small investments in a place called Silicon Valley about a decade ago. I was in Texas. I had worked my way up on the production side of live concerts and tours, and which had been a lifelong dream. I was paying some attention to some of these players and was always curious about what’s going on. I noticed their investments, I might’ve seen an interview or two where they mentioned it, and saw some stickers on Ashton’s laptop. I was just so curious as to why those people, who I thought had really exciting lives, would be interested in something like a three-person team out of a garage.

Then I started to understand that those three-person garage teams, just like garage bands, could go on to become something much bigger and have a broader impact in the world. I just became semi-obsessed with the world of startups. The original idea was that I was going to start my own company. I wanted to research everything I could so that I could be prepared to talk to investors, other stakeholders, and customers. I like to be prepared. It was in that research in 2011 or so, that I first came across these statistics, that 90 percent plus of venture funding and angel funding goes to white men in six cities in the country. I was just blown away by it because white men make up one-third or so of the country.

Two-thirds, when you include rural areas and not illegal immigration. Arlan was enjoying life as a minimally employed production manager, having sex with the likes of Ellen Degenerate and her inner circle of freaks when she discovered an untapped well of male privilege!

Almost immediately, it became clear to me that I could probably hack my way into the funding to start a successful tech company, but it would be a very lonely road. It wouldn’t be fulfilling because so many others were going to be left out. So I changed my course. Then it started drawing me more towards what I consider my calling.

Her calling of spending other peoples’ money.

I ask everybody for their decision-making frameworks when they come onto the show. You make a very specific and particular kind of decision as an investor. You’re saying, this is worth some money. Your idea, and your company is worth some money, and I’m going to give it to you and maybe I.ll give you some help along the way. Then you’re going to come back and give me some more money. That’s the fundamental of that transaction.

That.s the gist of it.

And the problem of it, too. Venture capital is giving money to prospects who are likely to create wealth. Instead, Arlan puts her money into people who are “worth money”. That’s not how VC works.

That.s a very particular kind of decision. Given what you’ve just said about the structure of the industry, how do you make decisions?

A lot has happened in between those two points. I think people still believe that I’m just looking at someone’s profile. If you’re a Black founder, you walk through the door, I write a check for you. But I’m looking at a few different things. It’s essentially, going back to the root of everything, which is, what is this? What are these founders working on? What’s the potential of this company? My main job is to make money for myself, my team, and our investors. That’s my job. I believe that I will fulfill that and be able to do that by looking at companies the way that I look at them, which starts with, who are these founders?

She makes it sound good but what she glossed over is you first need to be a Black founder. Marginalizing white men is, per this very interview, why she got into VC in the first place.

Let’s skip ahead: who the HELL gives investment money to lesbian blacktivists whose careers maxed out at producing such shit-music that the industry hasn’t even named it yet? You’ve got the Eighties, the Nineties and ever since, it’s just been called “crap”.

One coworker tells me that mumble rap is hot. It’s like rap except the words aren’t actually words. I confess I haven’t tried it and don’t intend to. If modern style is DEFINED by the absence of substance then society is having a real-deal existential crisis.

Where does your money come from?

Well, our money comes from investors. They’re called limited partners or LPs. Historically, in most funds, they come from high net worth individuals, family offices, endowments, pension funds, depending on, the larger and larger the funds get. Historically our money has come from accredited angel investors, the independently wealthy, including Mark Cuban, who has put in half of our assets under management in the past. He doesn’t like to invest in other people’s funds because he has so much fun investing directly, but he did for us.

Okay, Mark Cuban and a few cronies. Not actually from Cuba; his Jewish ancestors were “Chabenisky” when they came from Russia around the time of the Bolsheviks. Wikipedia documents his investment prowess: “By 1999, [Cuban’s] Broadcast.com had grown to 330 employees and $13.5 million in revenue for the second quarter. …That year, during the dot com boom, Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.7 billion in Yahoo! stock.”

A company grossing $50m in annual revenue was bought out for 11,400% of that? Sounds like a ((family)) deal rather than an investment deal.

Mark was our first guest on this show. He was very clear that he has fun.

He has a lot of fun and he won’t do it if he’s not having fun. I don’t think he likes to mess around. He takes fun very seriously, I think.

His ego and libido are massive even by Hollywood standards. Of the 11 movies he appeared in, six of them were “as himself”. That’s not counting his appearance as “Macho Mark” in 1994’s Talking About Sex.

You were going to break some news on Decoder today. What’s the news?

As of today, anyone can invest in Backstage Capital and have a stake in the umbrella company of Backstage, which means you have the same access as an investor. For the first time, we’re able to offer this to anyone, even those who are not considered accredited under the SEC regulations and those who are not in the United States.

Again, intentionally attracting “investors” who don’t know what they’re doing… and might not even speak English… is not the hallmark of a successful VC firm.

It’s time for the money question!

So I give you 100 bucks, when do I see $101 back?

This is all speculative…

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

…but we might raise a $60 million fund in 2022, and then a $200 million fund in 2025 or something like that. And we also have SPVs, which are special purpose vehicles, where we invest one company at a time.

$60m in 2022 growing to $200m in 2025 is 330% growth over three years of the Biden Administration that thinks killing the North American natural gas industry is a GOOD START.

Also, $7m now to $60m in 2022 is 900% growth in one year, during the lockdown-driven collapse of the entire private sector of the economy.

But that’s all “speculative”.

So over the next decade, let’s say we have half a billion dollars under management. And this is, again, speculative because so much of how I talk about this is regulated.

By perjury laws.

But let’s say over a decade, we double that amount for our limited partners. The way our structure is, we would see profit off of that. After we put back the $500 million, we would see profit off of that second $500 million because we doubled it. So we would see $100-150 million in profit off of that.

Well, we’re now sharing that. Like I said before, it’s a very risky asset class, and it’s also very illiquid. So for several years, you may not see anything except your own money coming back. But over time, as these companies exit, and we get that waterfall from them, you.ll start to see the $101 and the $105, and it could go up quite substantially. I don’t know if I can say much more beyond that, but that’s the point.

One thing that I think is interesting about younger culture right now is the rise of apps like Robinhood… It seems like there’s a rising class of people who are way more interested in investing and making money work for them in alternative ways other than just spending it on fancy cars. How do you think this plays into the sort of culture that is being shaped by Robinhood and people wanting to be more investors?

There’s two behaviors going on here. One, all the smart outsider Normies realize that fraud and insider trading are where all the money is these days. Two, all the white Americans being targeted for extinction by their ((bankster))-controlled government are willing to lose $10 in order to make the likes of Arlan lose $1,000.

I think it’s going to go in a couple of directions. I get so excited because I instantly thought of two people. I thought of my mother, who is 71, and I thought of my brother who is a few years younger than I am and has children who are teenagers.

Nobody cares about your family, Arlan. They are not accomplished investors.

When you’re a public market investor, obviously, there’s SEC, there’s regulations, there’s standardized reporting from companies… If somebody invests with you, gives you $100, do your portfolio companies have a transparency requirement?

So the portfolio companies do not.

Another red flag. But if you don’t know what you’re doing then the lack of documentation on your high-risk investments is no big deal. You wouldn’t understand the numbers anyway.

This is an investment in an umbrella LLC that takes our carry, and we provide dividends. This is a Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding offering], and that is highly regulated. There’s been some changes to that recently with the SEC, so the amount that we can raise is higher, but otherwise it’s just as regulated.

We’re doing this through Republic, and not just using them as a platform. We have partnered with them behind the scenes. Their CEO and I, and our teams have worked together. And Republic and [CEO Kendrick Nguyen] from Republic are listed at least 20 times in the latest SEC updates to Reg C and more. They have been to DC multiple times and

helped form what the regulations are.

There’s no way this ain’t fraud. The backers of Backstage/Republic rewrote the rules for investing and now are operating companies designed to take advantage of those rewrites?!!!


Okay. Just one more meaty question, I talked to mostly executives, and they all tell me that there’s a competition problem with the tech giants. We’re seeing a lot of antitrust action on Facebook and Google right now. But the way that executives talk to me about the competition problem is what they call a kill zone for investment. And you’re going to start a company, you’re going to build a feature or a product that people like. Amazon’s going to see it. They’re going to make a cheaper version. They’re going to promote it on the store and your company’s dead.

That feels like a real danger when you’re not in the network, in the old boys club of investors, where your guaranteed exit to Facebook or Google or Amazon, is in the mix.

Or Yahoo.

Where you are doing crowdfunded investment, and maybe dealing with a more democratic class of investors. Do you see that kill zone? Does that worry you the way that it worries some of the executives I talked to? She’s shaking her head no.

No, it doesn’t worry me at all. I talk a lot about “repurposing” in my book, It.s About Damn Time. Repurposing emotion, repurposing preconceived ideas, all of that. Obviously, this is going to affect some people and some companies.

One wonders if “crowdfunded” VC is simply a way for the ((old boys club)) to launder their money ahead of antitrust legislation. But if said old boys are the ones writing the new rules anyway then “laundering” won’t even be a crime.

But I just see too much. I just have a front row seat, the best seat in the house, to just so much innovation from Black, brown, women, and LGBTQ founders, to think anything else. We got this. There’s a lot of innovation coming out that’s been quiet because they didn’t have the resources, and now they’re pulling together the resources. There’s also the crowd itself willing it to be so, and there’s also the idea of repurposing what success is.

As I said at the beginning, I’m no economist and am very distrustful of anything even remotely sketchy. That being said, I like the idea of Mark Cuban looting the BIPOC LGBT crowd just because he can.

If black lesbians were smarter then maybe they’d notice when their handlers play them for chumps.

Me, I’m debating whether to invest in a room-sized tent with wood-burning stove, in preparation for being cast out of civilization entirely. Because I’m a white male Christian.


B-list celebrities are the worst because they think they have a chance at promoting to A-list, therefore tend to act as bitchy and entitled as a pretty girl competing against a supermodel. Looking at YOU, David Hogg! You had your fifteen minutes being a Florida Man crisis actor, then you became a failed gun control advocate and now, you think you’ve built up enough personal charisma to sell body pillows. Or something. You aren’t sure yet but know the shitshow must go on!

David Hogg Takes On Trump Toady Mike Lindell With New Pillow Company

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Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg…

He survived Parkland like I survived 9/11, by not being there.


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DAVID HOGG: On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and road as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school to get as much video and to get as many interviews as I could because I knew that this could not be another mass shooting.

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…is starting a pillow company with software entrepreneur William LeGate to compete with right-wing election denier Mike Lindell’s MyPillow.

.This pillow fight just got very real,. Hogg, who has become a prominent gun control activist, declared on Twitter Thursday.

LeGate is a 27yo cryptocurrency early adopter but without the meteoric financial success, despite holding a globalist-funded Thiel Fellowship. No pic of him because…


Anti-Trump Goon William LeGate Leaves Twitter in Disgrace After “Salami Nipples. Revealed to World

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William LeGate is an interesting case study in how it’s not usually wise to lay down a challenge to 4chan, and the /pol/ board in particular. I’d seen LeGate around often, of course. He’s one of those losers who spams every single that comes from President Trump’s Twitter account. To me, this is signifies that one has no life and may be mentally damaged. I mean, I could understand doing it occasionally, in order to make a point or boost one’s own visibility. But day after day, tweet after tweet? It’s some kind of psychosis. I guess that’s why some of his compatriots have gone mental now that Trump (or his team) has started blocking leftist trolls.

Speaking of going mental, that’s exactly what happened to William LeGate. People started spreading around a photoshop of his large nipples (which were already fairly large before the shop) and this put him on tilt. Then, he tweeted out his own phone number, along with his address. It has been speculated that this was done after his account was hacked, but we can’t be sure. What we can be sure of is that his account is now deleted. We’ve seen this before, of course, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him come back.

The link has pictures but I would spare you the pain of Nipplegate. /pol/ was not magnanimous in victory.

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Their venture . which Hogg and LeGate insist is not a hoax . aims to be a progressive alternative to bedding produced by the Donald Trump-promoting Lindell.

One of the few American men of means who isn’t a spineless gut sack of gizzards.

Hogg and LeGate revealed their plans for the business via multiple tweets:

Key parts of the company

-Union made in America to create good jobs that support American families.
-Have an emphasis on supporting progressive causes
-Not attempt a white supremacist overthrow of the United States government

So you can sleep at night Relieved face

. David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 4, 2021

Sounds like a… non-profit.

We also hope to hire formerly inceaserateb people, vets and the workers from my pillow in the case we put them out of business but we need to work out the logistics more on production and stuff.

. David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 4, 2021

Does he mean “formerly incarcerated” people? Yes, I would love to watch convicted felons and embittered ex-soldiers mingle with factory power tools under the watchful eyes of union thugs. I will bring popcorn to that pillow fight!

.It.s going to take a couple of months though because we’re not going to sacrifice quality for time,. wrote Hogg. The company’s website will be live soon, he added.

I debated waiting until the company actually exists so I could peruse their catalog, but the probability of this being only a publicity stunt for Hogg and his salami-nippled lover is too high to justify delay.

Besides, it’s more fun to fantasize.

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Too dated.

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Might backfire.

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Too vague.

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Too much like Amazon’s new HQ.

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Too likely. Much too likely.

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…And 4chan says hey. “Hey, we hacked your pillow factory b0XX0rs.”

.I never have been so excited about a pillow in my life,. Hogg said. .This kinda feels like a fever dream..

That statement was shamelessly posted out of context.

Lindell, who continues to promote the baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, appeared unfazed by the challenge.

.Good for them. … nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent,. he told Axios.

And nothing Hogg does, is anything anybody might want to patent.

The Beta Factory Is Overheating

Even in the New World Order, some things don’t change. Like Churchians shaming men for checking out bikinis! Watch John Piper finally pass infinity by throwing accusations at a man who, absent a “cluster of miracles”, has no hope of a happy marriage because he was first exposed to porn at age 10.

Man asks popular Christian pastor if porn has broken his future marriage. Pastor issues a heartfelt and damning response about dangers of pornography.

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By Sarah Taylor, 1 February 2021

Pastor John Piper, minister and founder of Desiring God, detailed the damage that pornography inflicts on a marriage in a no-holds-barred response to a young man trying to overcome his compulsion to view pornography.

*GQ rechecks the title* Whoa there, Johnnie Boy. The guy with a porn problem isn’t even married yet and you’re claiming his marriage has already been damaged? Don’t you need evidence before making that kind of a claim?

In a viral Sunday podcast, Piper tackled one man’s struggle with pornography.

Sunday podcast… here’s a mind-blowing thought. Maybe one way that churches could combat the influence of porn is having realspace meetups INSTEAD OF FORCING BELIEVERS TO WATCH ONLINE VIDEOS, so men with porn addictions could cut their Internet usage without instantly going misanthropic-Amish.

The man, a listener named Ben, told Piper, “Beginning as a 10-year-old, I became addicted to porn videos. It was my primary battle for the next seven years.”

Young enough for real damage to happen but again, with ubiquitous Internet it probably happens a lot now. If modern society cared a damn about its children then it wouldn’t obsess over getting them online as quickly as possible, as young as possible.

Which is it? “You MUST put your kids in the forest! but don’t let them get eaten by wolves. There are wolves in the forest, you know. It’s unhealthy for your kids to NOT be in the forest!”

“There have been wonderful victories along the way, but I also know these videos are unrealistic and perverse,” he added. “God’s design for sex must be a lot different than what I’ve seen. But what I have seen is the only model I know. As I look forward to marriage, I fear that what I watched has already patterned my expectations. What advice do you have for me? Is there any hope that I will experience loving, godly, healthy intimacy in marriage?

Absolutely. It’s never too late to start the healing.

“And what can I do now to ensure it?”

Aww, you had to ask. A decent marriage has become rare and not because of hopeful bachelors. Because of scumbag gatekeepers like John Piper:

Pulling no punches, Piper responded that Ben’s “wonderful victories” simply aren’t enough, and that God’s mercy via a “cluster of miracles” taking place in Ben and his future wife is Ben’s only hope . but Ben is solely on the hook for pursuing those miracles.

That is ludicrous. “Your only hope for redemption is multiple miracles, now go make those miracles happen!” By definition, a miracle is something GOD does, not humans, and also is impossible per the observed laws of physics.

“One of my concerns in even addressing Ben’s question or talking to him directly in this way is that I can’t tell from his question whether he has gotten victory over this or not, because he says, ‘There have been wonderful victories along the way.’ That doesn’t sound like … the pornographic videos are behind him, but that he keeps returning to them, perhaps with less frequency,” Piper insists. “That’s not going to do. You can’t set your sights that low.”

If Ben is sincerely trying then there is no condemnation for him. Demanding perfection is unacceptable. “If we claim to be without sin then the truth is not in us.”

He continues, “Here’s my suggested path toward hope, Ben. First, humble yourself by admitting that, for the rest of your life, those seven years of poisoning your mind are going to have consequences that you are responsible for and that will require unusual self-abasement in relation to your sexual expectations and your wife.”

What the hell?! There is ALWAYS hope for permanently overcoming sin in our lives! This is damnation of a man who’s trying his best!

Anarcho-tyranny. A man who was hit early by porn is not allowed to ever move past it while Justin Bieber and Kayne West are the latest Churchian hotness.

Piper also implores his female listeners who are considering marriage at any point in their lives and emphasizes the importance of confronting their future partners about pornography.

Every male in the Internet Age has used porn. Most have had problems at various times to varying degrees, to say nothing of the sexually active. If Barbie doesn’t consider herself the solution to her husband’s temptations then it’s just as well that she’ll disqualify every man who might possibly want her.

Piper explains that it is up to Ben to speak frankly to a future partner about his past misgivings and indiscretions and be willing to be open and vulnerable to what comes with that.

“She will need to know all about this ahead of time so that she can decide if she’s going to take a risk on you,” he warns. “Don’t you dare hide this from her, spring it on her after you’re married, and know then that there’s no way out. That would be very disingenuous, dishonest, evil of you to do that.”

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Jesus forgives, but He also constantly reminds you that you’ll forever be a failed, worthless, unlovable, irredeemable and broken human being because of what you did when you were ten years old and didn’t know better. Be sure to inform the entire world so that nobody will ever think well of you. /sarc

Piper says that Christians’ bodies are not their own, but belong to God.

Our bodies belong to our SPOUSES and specifically for sex. God doesn’t care about our bodies. He’ll have new ones for us when the current models inevitably break for the final time.

“I think it would be fair to say that every mature, healthy woman in marriage wants to enjoy her husband and wants to be enjoyed by her husband, but not used by him,” Piper says. “So, what’s the difference between your wife being enjoyed by you and being used by you? I’ll put it in one sentence as best I can, and then mention three ways to make it a reality.”

Buckle up and watch your head! It might explode.

“He may not be a poet, but he can say to her in the moment, ‘I love you. I want no other. My eyes and my hands go after no other with the desire to do what we are doing now. You are precious to me. I cherish you,’” Piper says.

1. Original sin. “You have total control over me. I will do anything to keep you.”

He continues, “Don’t either of you give the impression that, as you move toward the height of delight, you lose personal contact and float into some dream world abstracted from the person in your arms. Open your eyes. Look as deeply into your spouse’s eyes as you can, down into the very soul, and say with your eyes, ‘You, you only, you only and forever . you.’”

2. Huh? Is Piper even giving advice here or is he indulging some weird kind of eyeball kink?

Piper adds, “Finally, and this is true for everyone, but especially, Ben, for people with your background. Through all the communication and experimentation, build that beautiful garden of pleasure with a hedge around it made out of her glad desires and permissions.”



Theoretical wifey gave permission when she said “I do” and in a Christian marriage, there ain’t no backsies. Except reverse cowboy, of course.

He concludes, “So, set your face, Ben, in these next years to pursue holiness and purity and deep transformation, and there will be hope for you.”

Piper says “there will be hope for you” after saying Ben will be permanently scarred by daring to look at women other than his wife, at least a decade before getting a wife.

John Piper has completely parted with Christ but that’s not new. In these upsetting times, it’s actually a relief that some things haven’t changed. With one exception: thanks to the Internet he’s been exploring, Ben now probably knows that Piper is a POS skinsuit of a pastor. Maybe there IS something to be said for kids on the ‘Net.

For any man struggling with porn, it’s a normal problem to have and the fact that you want to do better for God is proof that you’re alive in Christ. Just keep standing up after you fall down and look forward to the day when you’ll finally be free of it. There are worse problems to have, as Pastor Piper has just helpfully demonstrated.