Catalonia Elections In December

The Daily Mail has a very detailed article BREAKING NEWS: Catalonia’s president flees to Brussels after Belgium offered him asylum as Spain issues him with €6 MILLION bail and announces plan to charge senior officials with sedition and rebellion, describing the entire Catalonia situation.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said the declaration of independence had been caused by the ‘appalling behaviour’ of the Spanish Government who had pushed Catalonia ‘too far’.

He added: ‘This is going to turn into the EU’s most undesired nightmare.’

A near worst case scenario is now in play. Carles Puigdemont has fled to Brussels.

Prime Minister Rajoy tweeted after the vote, “I ask all Spaniards to remain calm. The rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia.”

The Spanish central government has scheduled elections in December. If and when those occur, the current odds are that the separatists will lose their majority. Who thinks that the separatists will do everything they can to create an incident before then? The next few weeks are going to be a test for Rajoy. Can he keep things from getting very bloody between now and then?

In all honesty, the Spain’s central government is probably in the right. The problem is that they have handled the situation in the worst possible way, as far as appearances go. The separatists are playing the press brilliantly. While the separatists are poised to deliver misery and financial ruin, they have managed to keep all of the focus on the central government’s tone-deafness. Think about it, the separatists are not the majority, yet they are playing it as if they are. The majority, is doing stupid things like giving nazi-like salutes in marches. I hope that there are lots of troops deployed and that they keep their fingers off the triggers.

If I was Rajoy, I would be doing my best to find dirt on Carles Puigdemont and speaker Carme Forcadell. If they are clean, which I really doubt, I would see what I could do to create an environment that suggests a conflict of interest of some kind. Failing that, a car accident would be very useful. I would make sure the car was very expensive, drugs were found, and that bottles of alcohol were everywhere. My attitude is that if the central government can’t make themselves look good, why not make the separatists leaders look dirty?

This is fascinating to watch, but I would not want to be there.

The NFL is toast

Dail Mail article says:

The NFL commissioner, current and former players, and liberal commentators have joined in a growing chorus of criticism against President Donald Trump’s call to fire players who kneel during the national anthem.

The Hill posted Roger Goodell’s idiotic response:

“The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in a statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month.”

“At our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture”? Unity of assholes? Unity of traitors? Unity of privileged babies?

I say to the NFL commissioner, current and former players, and liberal commentators KISS MY ASS! If a bunch of massively overpaid idiots don’t like the country that causes them to be in the top 1% of earners, they are free to leave. I encourage the spoiled ungrateful dumbasses to leave immediately.

Roger Goodell, kiss my ass! Your leadership has guaranteed low ratings and been a disaster for the league. Keepi it up!

Player’s union, GO TO HELL YOU USELESS PUKES.

NAACP, you are race hustlers and your sales pitch isn’t working so well anymore. You are done.

Trump is 100% correct.

The NFL ratings are already way down. I believe that Trump may have just finished off the league. GREAT! Let the NFL die as quickly as possible. Let the kneelers stand in the unemployment line. Welcome to America you privileged peacocks! Naturally, most of them are one step away from brain donors and can’t really do anything else and don’t really have a real world skill set.

Antifa – black bloc terrorists

The Hill has an interesting article, Antifa activists say violence is necessary.

“While both experts on the movement and activists within it emphasize that not everyone who participates in anti-fascist activism engages in violence, they say the use of force is intrinsic to their political philosophy.”

I note that there are many who say not all Mohammedans are terrorists.

“The justification [of the use of violence] is that Nazi ideology at its very core is founded on violence and on wielding power by any means.”

Using their own logic, since antifa is the poster child for “…violence and on wielding power by any means”, I can assume that any and all who object to their brown shirt tactics are justified in eliminating them without mercy? Just to be clear, by eliminate I mean putting one or more bullets in their skulls with the intention of killing them.

As early as 2016, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warned state and local officials that antifa had become increasingly confrontational and were engaging in “domestic terrorist violence.”

Several large capacity magazines with an appropriate firearm or two keeps me relatively safe from scum like these. What happens when one of these useless idiots assaults the wrong person?

That is a trick question. In America, there is NO right time to assault someone for saying something you don’t agree with. If you failed to catch that, you really need to think about what freedom of speech is about.

The day of retribution is rapidly approaching. The anarchists and fascists, who love violence, are going to get their wish and learn the meaning of pain and death. The United States government has failed to do their job for far too long. Either the government guarantees our freedoms or we take those freedoms back the traditional way. The traditional way involves a civil war.

One wonders why it is called a “civil” war when it is anything but civil…

You can only push the common man so far and then the shooting starts. Once the shooting starts, there is no going back. There is no kicking the can down the road.

Let freedom ring, baby.

Charles Barkley tells it the way it is

An article, Charles Barkley slams Confederate statue protesters, says it all.

“I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me no matter what,”

“I’m 54 years old,…I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues.”

“…the black community must focus on education, economic opportunity, and stop killing each other.”

I could not have said it better. Mr. Barkley is a man who understands that playing the victim card always ends in a bad hand.

Nazis to March in Spandau

ABC News reports, In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten.

500 Nazis are going to march this weekend in honor of Rudolf Hess, in Berlin’s western district of Spandau.

I’m sure everything will be fine. I know that the German government will be as careful with the Nazi march as they are with immigration…

Earlier this year, they had antifa running around during the G-20 summit committing various acts of violence and intimidation. Now they are going to have Nazis running around in tribute to Hess. Germany has hate groups all over the place and I just don’t think this one is going to end well.

Free Speech Faces Challenges

Free speech is not always something that we enjoy. Often, our values are challenged. Many times, bad language and disgusting ideas rear their ugly heads. That ugliness is the price we pay for living in a reasonably free environment. Free speech does not generate happy-happy, joy-joy posts, but it does give us the opportunity to learn from one another and hopefully grow as people.

“YouTube and Twitter and Facebook have more power than the government. If you can’t host a website or tweet, then you effectively don’t have a right to free speech.”

The Washington Post has a fascinating article, Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns.

The Nazis have a site called the Daily Stormer. Monday, Godaddy decided to no longer decided to “delist” that site. That site then went to Google that then did the same. Since then, the Daily Stormer went to the dark web. In all honesty, I was rather surprised that the Nazis had not already done that. Not only do they bypass all censors, they now have a site that is a lot harder to track.

While I have no sympathy for Nazis, I do have free speech concerns. Make no mistake about it, private companies have every right to choose not to support things they find abhorrent, or do they?

Lets think this through VERY carefully. If I own a bakery, I must make wedding cakes for homosexuals and support Muslims. The fact that I might be a Christian or Jewish is ignored. If I service internet sites, I have no such obligation? If I am a mega-corp, I can cut off free speech and stop the flow of money as I see fit without any consequences? I see a big problem…

The incompatibility of those two positions shows exactly where we are. The law is now being applied differently for different political views. For those of you who need it spelled out, that is the very definition of INJUSTICE! While very few people are Nazis, and thus are not really affected, this is a slippery slope that has many negative side-effects.

The southern poverty law center, a well known schill for ultra-left discrimination and hatred is very happy with those tech companies. They see it as a victory for their side. I would expect such a reaction from thugs like them.

I see antifa as a terrorist organization. They are acting in a manner that establishes a do-it-yourself terrorist group. From stalking to attacking, they have a clear record of violence. They are not wearing masks for fun. They are doing their best to make sure they can not be identified. Yes, they are bad people.

We will NEVER see those same Silicon Valley types ban antifa sites.

The Washington Post article points out that right wing techies are responding by building parallel digital services. In other words, paypal, patreon, youtube, twitter, facebook, google, godaddy and others have kicked over a hornet’s nest. I am glad that they have. It is time to neuter those who would determine what can and can not be said. Make NO mistake about it, one way or the other, people will have their say. Information will flow. The hegemony of the mega-corps will be decentralized and many smaller organizations with take up the slack and the profits. The mega-corps have just started a battle for survival that they CAN NOT WIN.

The article lists a few of those organizations daring to form the parallel structures needed;

I look forward to seeing how Infogalactic, a Wikipedia substitute for those looking for a more neutral set of facts, develops. The Washington Post says that they are for a more alt-right type user, I don’t believe that to be correct. They are just not left or right. They are trying to stay neutral and as non-political as possible.

I want to see WeSearchr, a site for placing bounties on information, thrive. This site is a brilliant idea. It allows any person or collective of people to place a “bounty” on desired information. Think of it as wikileaks a la carte.

I hope for the success of hatreon, or a site similar to it, as a substitute for patreon. I was very concerned when people started reporting that patreon was defunding people in a tyrannical manner. I believe that their attack on Lauren Southern will be the beginning of the end for them.

The twitter killer, gab.ai looks damned interesting. As twitter continues to lose users and censor the right, gab is growing. It is worth taking a look at.

While I advocate free speech, there is another reason for supporting hate sites. I want to know what the hell they are planning! Both Nazi groups and antifa are sneaky little bastards that like to pretend to be something they are not. They are very good at busting into other people’s events and committing violence. Knowing where these ass-clowns will be is the first warning that many event organizers will have. That warning is now gone.

Lauren Southern on the Black Bloc at G20


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NOTE: The black bloc is defined in wikipeida.org as:

a name given to groups of protesters who wear black clothing, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding, or other face-concealing and face-protecting items.

I think of them as antifa anarchists who are out of control and need to be significantly sanctioned.

Lauren Southern, in a discussion with Stefan Molyneux, had lots of interesting observations about the G20 riot. She talked about how the black bloc with their “mainstream media” informants and street snitches stalk anyone who doesn’t agree with them. The Nazis under Hitler and the NKVD under Stalin would be thrilled with the black bloc.

She mentioned a couple of people getting hurt because of a “reporter” for Die Zeit publishing their picture along with her, labeling her and them as Nazis, and telling the black bloc that “they knew what to do”. One of the people in the picture was just walking by. He was severely beaten. Another person in the photo barely knew Lauren, and he was assaulted.

Given that situation, if I were in his picture, I would consider that to be a personal attack at the same level as attempted murder. I am not a violent man, but I would not let some ultra-left maggot set me up without evening the score old school. When the courts and government no long protect the people, they MUST PROTECT THEMSELVES. In this case, there would be NO reason to hold back.

She asked at this point, when the government and media complex hate the common people and the black bloc is completely out of control and perpetrating violence with no government representation for the victims, what do we the people do?

“What do we do? Do we get the right wing death squads out?”

There are police who are members of Antifa. The police in Germany and Great Britain are completely penetrated. There is no where to run. If you are in Germany or Great Britain, a gun close at hand is the rule of the day.

Stefan pointed out that at some point right-wingers will start making a rational calculation:

“Okay, well the conversation is done … maybe not being aggressive won’t work for us anymore …”

Note that neither of them are advocating violence, they are saying the same thing I am, there are limits.

Lauren mentioned that she doesn’t want to be the cause of some right winger deciding to get violent, but “… at some point,you have to fight back.”

I’m not the only one thinking things are going to get more and more interesting.

Let freedom ring baby!