Thursday, August 15, 2019

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's Call to "White Supremacist" to Repent Their Sins and Accept the Mercy of the Inquisition

From The Huffington Post: "Ocasio-Cortez Speaks Directly To White Supremacists In Surprise Appeal" by Ed Mazza, posted August 7, 2019

I usually do try to stay away from posting anything about Sandy, the Queen of Cringy Clickbait, that Ultimate Dreamgirl of Hipster Bugmen, and the girl who constantly prattles on so much and really says nothing because quite frankly, I find her and her race baiting and threadbare socialist drivel boring. But like passing a car accident and out of morbid curiosity, you just have to stop and take a look and I'll later regret the 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back reading this inane article, watching the attached video, but I just couldn't help but to look at this latest car wreck of cringe.

Here Sandy in the video looks like a preacher having an Oprah moment calling upon white supremacists to repent their racial sins and return to the fold, your mother awaits her prodigal son, even your teacher prays for your conversion to the one true progressive liberal religion. Just accept Marx as your personal savior, embrace your replacement as a majority in your own country and shut the fuck up, you silly white American people. Now everybody, big hug!

 However, Sandy only calls out white racists in spite of many other mass murders by non-whites. She starts with the premise that there is a sizeable contingent of these white supremacists that are committing all the mass shootings on the planet, who have been seduced by the racism devil and that they represent the only "hate group" on earth. Any other non-white who commits an act of mass murder must be justified then as the left's angels can do no wrong.

The forgiving sentiments expressed are questionable as not once does Sandy concede that maybe dissidents who disagree with multiculturalism or immigration policy, those whom she refers to as "white supremacists" may have a grievance even if she herself believes it to be unfounded. She and all other leftists and liberals assume those who disagree with progressive immigration policies and multiculturalism only do so out of unreasoning hatred for foreigners and a belief in the manifest superiority of their own race without providing any credible evidence for it. This shows that Sandy and the rest of the progressive liberal clown show haven't even bothered to listen to what the dissidents have to say about their thinking and beliefs.

How can one offer to extend forgiveness under these circumstances if one is unwilling to at least listen to what the alleged offender has to say in his own defense. Especially without dialog and debate after which the "white supremacist" himself acknowledges his mistake and asks for forgiveness?

It is possible to forgive and forget someone for something they mistakenly believed in. But considering other statements Sandy has made, I suspect that these so-called "white supremacists" can never be forgiven the original sin of racism. For it is enshrined in the scripture of the identity left that racism is quintessential to white people and only white people. Nor will racism and "white privilege", branded upon us like the mark of Cain, ever be expunged no matter if we vote for "people of color" candidates, pay the danegeld of reparations or no matter how profusely and many times we apologize and grovel for forgiveness. To the progressive left, our moral character is fixed and permanently etched into us at birth.

If the ever present virus of racism is incurable then white people are just permanently infected with evil and only await a gun to tell them to go kill all non-whites. Or so goes the progressive and liberal narrative. The final tell that this is just more empty and meaningless rhetoric in a banal attempt to make Sandy look like the "good guy" peacemaker is her assertion that President Trump is in fact a racist. Confirmed through incontrovertible spectral evidence and thus beyond any shadow of a doubt a racist. Yet no matter how many times civic nationalist Trump denounced racism and "hate", called for more legal immigration, the bad Orange Man is the chief devil who can never be redeemed. As the Orange Man of supreme evil is worshiped by and commands all "white supremacists", who have no will or mind of their own, to acts of wickedness through a series of secret codes and "dog whistles" then how can any of these offenders ever repent or be reformed? It's a catch 22 situation.

If Sandy and her prog comrades can never forgive Trump, a man who was always a moderate with socially liberal tendencies, who never made any racist remarks then what hope can dissidents who are labeled "white supremacists", who have openly blasphemed the Identity Marx god can be reformed of their wrongthink and forgiven except perhaps by their neighbors and loved ones. They, who as Sandy in a voice quavering with almost believable emotion informs us are forlornly awaiting their bad seed to see the light and come home. Here one must pause to wipe away a tear at such a heart string tugging moment.

But wait, there's another catch 22 here as well. Aren't their friends and neighbors, presumably white as well and themselves thus tainted by the original sin of racism? Who can the offender's family, teachers, loved ones, pets etc., confess their sins to and return to to be reformed? Can a forever damned race sinner forgive or reform another forever damned race sinner, especially one who blasphemed multiculturalism and open borders immigration. Is it not established canon that all of them through their viral racist infection have an innate, uncontrollable desire to be mean to "people of color" as Sandy, speaking ex-cathedra, in the previously linked article has established? The convoluted ontology is enough to make your head spin.

Therefore the lachrymose prodigal son imagery is simply words devoid of any rational meaning or true intent, spoken only for emotional effect.

Does Sandy ever think through this stuff before she speaks or does she just blurt out anything she thinks sounds good, blissfully unaware of how cringy or silly it really is? Maybe not, but what's more important here is how sincere she is and to consider if the sappy inanity may well cover something darker.

And here Sandy's claimed offer of forgiveness rings hollow, which is a fine way of saying it's bullshit. As previously noted, Sandy and the rest of her clown posse haven't ever bothered to listen to what the dissidents whom she smears as "white supremacists" have to say in their own defense. There is no other side of the story, no defense for the wicked as their guilt is manifest and absolute. Therefore all that remains is for the accused to confess their sins and gain absolution only after purification in the fires of the stake.

This is so because Sandy and the Justice Democrats, and the progressive left as a whole, have established themselves as evangelical missionaries of the Identity Marx cargo cult whose sacred duty it is to purge the world of all sin and evil and to exorcise those they deem evil. To accomplish this crusade, they have appointed themselves the Justice Inquisitors, the hunters and destroyers of witches, heretics and other bad people. Their belief system demands it. The world must be cleansed of all doubters, dissidents, unbelievers and deplorables, and so purified before the promised socialist heaven on Earth can be achieved.

Therefore, the Justice Inquisitors deem the stake and gibbet to be unavoidable as those unbelievers and dissidents whom the progressive left consider to be devils are of an evil which is intrinsic and immutable. So it is impossible for the devils to repent, be reformed or reeducated and so become good as lefty progs do not believe human beings have free will or moral agency. Hence, the devils cannot choose not to be devils anymore and therefore, can only be, and must be, destroyed. The teleology of the progressive left offers no other solution.

Personally, I thought Sandy did a much better job with the method acting, crying at the border fence while looking at the empty road but still an almost credible a job at bad acting and duplicity.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New York State's Latest Round of New Gun Control Laws: Going Full Retard and Doubling Down on Useless

From: The Democrat and Chronicle-
"New law bars most NY school employees from carrying guns on campus" by Jon Campbell, July 31, 2019, updated August 2, 2019

Of course this makes complete sense- If you're a ghoulish sociopath who really wants the maximum body count at a school shooting to cynically exploit such incidents for the purpose of political grandstanding. The more rabbits in the killbox, the better, providing new opportunities to exploit future grisly events as tragedies that shouldn't be let go to waste. This new raft of laws will do nothing to make students and teachers any safer but they aren't meant to. This is because it's really meant to expand the power and control of the managerial state, to take the power of self-defense away from the citizen and make him more vulnerable and hence more dependent on the state. For when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Liberals, progressives and other such ilk may loudly and publicly trumpet their concern and care for the victims of mass shootings then in the same breath, propose a raft of new laws to stop such incidents even if the previous slew of laws failed to stop murders. Could it be that maybe a few more laws, more and bigger "gun free zone" signs displayed more prominently, making firearms licenses and purchase from legitimate dealers more difficult will finally stop criminals and psychopaths from legally purchasing firearms to commit crimes? That criminals and psychopaths don't follow any laws never seems to occur to rank and file liberal rabbits because as they see it, it was the gun's fault as it magically influenced the people holding them to commit murder. But worse still, guns kill people more dead than do lesser forms of death say by stabbing and running people over with cars or trucks.

And why wouldn't criminals purchase firearms from legitimate dealers, apply for firearms licenses and properly register their firearms with the authorities? Buying guns from the street corner illegal dealer would be against the law and...wrong! And what's with these schizophrenics and chronically depressed people on SSRI psychotropic medications who kill family members to take their firearms out to shoot other people? Are they crazy or something? You'd think their medications are causing violent and suicidal behavior or something but that would be crazy talk, wouldn't it. So by process of elimination, it must be sentient guns which should be banned, moar laws to be passed, insanity made illegal, more lachrymose speechs to be made and more, bigger and easier to read 'gun free zone' signs prominently displayed. Problem solved.

In the end, liberals, progressives, social justice warriors really do not care about crime victims except where it allows them to virtue signal, pretend they actually have some sense of empathy and attempt to convince themselves and others that they are wonderful exemplars of humanity. For the managerial elites and ruling class, this is just an opportunity to pretend that they care about the people over whom they govern and in reality, despise. Displays of contempt and violent hatred of normies by most recently the likes of this Chris Cuomo meltdown illustrates this point very well.

However, there is some good news as there is a growing sense among the average Joe and Jane Normie that the leftists are liars and their pharisaic displays of overwrought emotionalism is a deception meant to manipulate the masses into political and social agendas nobody wants and would be detrimental to the American people. As well, the average American is beginning to realize just how much their rulers truly loath them. These new laws and vapid speeches will have precisely the same effect as the old laws: Nothing. But the ruling class and elites just can't help going full retard with new useless laws or being called out by proles. Keep up the great work, Fredo!

Donald Cavaioli

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Real Motivations the Behind the New York City Homeless Shelter Protests: A Conspiracy Theory

Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory even the wacky ones.
Who doesn't love to speculate about who really killed John F Kennedy or that the Apollo moon landings were faked 6 times, or love to debunk them and mock the nutters who believe in them. But one thing should be noted and that is that some conspiracies were and are real. History is full of them in fact from the start of wars to coup d'eta and assassinations.

Then again, what are usually referred to as conspiracy theories aren't really conspiracies hatched by shadowy, furtive people who use codes like "John has a long mustache" to gain entry to dark backrooms where they formulate their dastardly plots and plans. No, They are presented and debated in public and the architects of these schemes lay out the thinking behind them in detail. For instance, when anyone brings up the topic of Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030, they are derided as conspiracy theorists when in fact these two agendas are actually public policy openly discussed and debated. A subset of open public policy can of course carry agendas and interests either hidden from the public or very little spoken of. Catastrophic anthropogenic global warming/climate change/climate emergency or whatever new buzzword is employed to whip up an increasingly disinterested public is an excellent example of this. Its proponents seldom bother to hide the fact they promote this doomsday scenario for poorly concealed sociopolitical agendas and/or self-serving reasons other than saving the world.

However, it's unanswered questions and events that don't make sense or add up that sparks the conspiracy theory in the absence of transparency and comprehensive explanations. Questions in this case like why do homeless shelter protests in different towns or neighborhoods, if you will, in Queens County never achieve any real results. They mostly fail. Hotels contracted with the city as shelters were always temporary until a new shelter could be built so any hotel losing a city contract isn't a real victory. Moving a proposed shelter site a few block away or in the next neighborhood isn't a victory but a weasely dick NIMBY move. And events that do not make any sense like calling a victory a promise by the city to put fewer people with no pysch or substance abuse problems in a particular shelter when even being called a partial victory by the protesters is them simply jerking themselves off. What makes them think the city will not gradually increase the number of people, even psychos and junkies, sheltered there?

And this brings us to the subject of this post.
First of all, it must be said that I have no inside information nor do I personally know anyone involved in local homeless shelter protests and am not making any allegations against any individual or group so my conspiracy theory is just that: A theory and not even necessarily a conspiracy, just politics as usual.

For the activists and politicians, they are only in it to benefit themselves and/or protect their own property values. They couldn't care less about the homeless, whether public or private money should go into operating shelters, or that they end up dumping the shelters and all their attendant problems that they cause onto another neighborhood with little or no political power. Getting the shelter placed elsewhere is a sign of an activist group's high status and political clout. Otherwise, they would be angling for city money to go to a new community center that caters to their particular ethnic/identity group or public money for any non-profit they are associated with. Or for local windbags that are either self-appointed "mayors" of the neighborhood and other local busybodies to grandstand and gain more local political clout, real or imagined. Clearly, addressing homelessness and what should public policy be to set limits on who and how many we as a city shelter or should it be left to private charity should be the entire point of contention here. Most of all, why does not one of the shelter protesters ever question the wisdom of this policy of liberal pathological generosity, with other people's money of course, that simply attracts ever more people to NYC seeking shelter and other freestuff? Nor is the question ever asked how many or what percentage of illegal aliens comprise the ranks of the city's homeless population and has that population been growing, shrinking or staying the same. In a high cost of living city such as NYC, one would think that the working classes and middle classes who make up the ranks of the shelter protesters, who have a hard time making ends meet, should be asking these questions.

But they don't and they never will. In fact, they will still vapidly continue to support the same politicians who promote and expand this and other policies that are detrimental to the interests of the tax paying residents and further degrades their quality of life.

New York City can be summed up as nothing more than an ever growing cadre of identity/victim grievance groups, activists and NGOs like so many hogs, pushing each other out of the way to get their snouts into the public trough and gobble up as much tax payer money as they can. The politicians sit atop the food chain granting the pigs access to the trough, doling out ever more freestuff to their client voters and collecting tribute from their crony capitalist vassals in return for letting them run amok. The modern progressive left and liberalism, mad degenerates in all their sordid and demented glory.

Considering the city's dysfunctional political system and that success or change is not even on these homeless shelter protest activist's radar one cannot help descending into these dark musings of conspiracy and ulterior motive. Or maybe I owe some apologies to well-meaning, but naive and utterly stupid protesters.

Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Brooklyn Bridge Plaza ca 1907 colorized

Original black & white photo of the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza with the Sands Point station in the background ca 1907. Smoke and the sky is harder to colorize than you think. I just can't get rid of the funny tint after colorizing this photo. It came out okay but I'm not completely happy with the result.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

More Multicultural Activist Obscurantist Nonsense

From QNS article: ‘It’s all just confused people’: Lack of proper interpretation at Queens Housing Court denies equal justice, advocates say, by Max Parrott, July 5, 2019

First of all, if someone is here illegally, they have no right to be here let alone take up apartments that should be for citizens, driving up the rents in the process and should return to their own countries. Secondly, a naturalized citizen or permanent resident should be proficient in the national language and fully assimilate to the local culture otherwise they have no place here. They may speak their native language in their own country and there celebrate their culture to their heart's content. Nobody asked these people to come here in the first place. The immigrants chose to come here and therefore it is incumbent upon them to learn our language so translators are an unnecessary waste of time and tax payer money. They deserve no sympathy in this case.

Secondly, never trust or believe a social justice warrior activist as they are invariably liars. All activists care about is eternally promoting their cause which is to them, the goals of which are never achieved, and winning any fight they get into by any means necessary. They are deluded enough with their cult-like fervor to believe lying in the name of their cause is a higher morality. It isn't. This is simply noble cause corruption and nothing corrupt can ever be good or moral. So these people deep down do not care about those whose cause they claim to champion. The SJW is a nihilist who only lives to vent his anger upon the world and uses the noble cause as camouflage for both as an excuse for conflict and to signal virtues to the world he really does not have.

Let's now look at the article:

"Queens has the highest number of non-English speakers in the five boroughs, with 26% of its residents deemed by the census to have Limited English Proficiency."

Welcome to Hotel Queens. We are not a community in any rational sense of the word but rather a borough of atomized ethnic and sundry identity groups none of whom have any commonality with the other. It is, in fact, a collection of competing groups advancing their own group interests at the expense of others. It was created as a concept by the city ruling class as a divide and conquer tactic to ensure their continuing unopposed rule and gleefully supported by self-destructive native fools. Not only does the insipid "World's Borough" meme destroy community cohesion by destroying our identity and obliterating the towns from which we hail but it cheapens residency by making it open to all, free and without condition or obligation. That 26% of the "residents" have limited (or no) English proficiency simply paints this borough as some kind of weird 21st century 'Tower of Babel'. Only the most demented of cosmopolitan wretches take any sick, twisted pride in this.

"Susan Vaca, an immigration advocate with QLA Outreach Center, came to Queens Civil Court in Jamaica on June 11 with a modest goal: to advise a non-English speaking client who was scheduled to meet with a clerk that morning to talk about a pending housing dispute.

Shortly after entering the court chamber, Vaca realized that her conscience was going make this task harder than she anticipated."

Advocate = activist = social justice warrior.
But oh, the crisis of Susan's poor conscience! She must act or else the cause of social justice will suffer irreparable harm! One has a hard time not vomiting when reading this sanctimonious drivel.

"In helping her client, she noticed another non-English speaker who had no idea when to approach the clerk. Then another, and another. Before long she was helping four Spanish-speaking clients navigate to their scheduled meeting."

It's as once said by C.S. Lewis:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

Here Vaca treats these Spanish speaking people as if they were stray cats she simply had to compulsively mother. The Spanish speaking people in question are portrayed as if they were lost, child-like simpletons, not the competent, reasonable adults they likely are. However, in her opinion, they would probably be standing around staring blankly at a wall for the rest of their lives if it were not for this demigod SJW's intervention. Nobody would ever think of asking a couple of questions to figure out what steps to take or line to stand in without the divine Advocate's intervention. Almost anyone standing on a line will at least answer a question of what the line is for and a few more questions which somebody will answer gets one to the right place. Something adults can handle all by themselves.

Vaca said the main concern was helping direct clients around the chamber, but once they got to the appointment, she stuck around for their meetings because she was concerned the interpreter was not doing enough to make sure the clients understood her."

To a helicopter mom on steroids SJW, these Spanish speaking people would never to be able to speak to the interpreters all by themselves or make themselves understood unless Susan swoops in to save the day by lecturing translators in the fine points of their duties as interpreters. The difference between being genuinely polite and helpful and being an insufferably patronizing busybody is a fine but distinctly sharp line over which the SJW cannot help but jump into the latter side when they are not too busy hunting witches and heretics. That is if there isn't some other ulterior motive lurking in the shadows. So Vaca's presence was absolutely essential to ensure that the lower order subspecies were properly seen to.

An interpreter's job is to translate what one person says to a language understood by the other person in a conversation. Not to treat the former or latter like an idiot by making "sure the clients understood her" by perhaps by speaking extra loud, using only very simple words, exaggerated facial expressions and hand gestures. Here the liberal's narcissism and innate racism reaches their apex in assuming people who speak foreign languages are naturally too stupid to ask follow up questions if they do not understand the laws or procedures.

However, liberals love the idea of "the White Man's Burden" because they need to feel superior to somebody after all and the latent condescension is truly revolting. Even worse are those who try to profit from it by advocating programs to make the white man's tax burden even heavier. A modicum of respect and compassion is a good thing but there can always be too much of a good thing that can become bad. That anyone can go through life demeaning other people by grabbing them by the hand and leading them about unasked, infantilizing them in the process isn't praiseworthy but pathetic. To not recognize their own boorish narcissism as maternal instinct gone horribly awry makes them an object of pity who needs to get a life. But if this is done for self-promotion with an eye towards using the plight of non-English speakers to dip their snouts into the public trough by creating "programs to help" from which they would collect a payout is one who should be shunned and relegated to the ignored fringes of society. 

Then enters Sateesh Nori attorney-in-charge of the Queens Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society who chimes in on something she overheard a translator telling a respondent about them having no case. Naturally, Sateesh is outraged (as if a SJW is ever not outraged at something) that a non-lawyer is giving the client advice only a Legal Aid hack may dispense without first determining if the translator was simply repeating what the lawyers and judge in the courtroom had told them. But never let the facts get in the way of a good SJW tale of outrage or sob story.

The remaining paragraphs from "Ethics and salary questions" on down is all about the sordid topic of coin. Here Sateesh once again chimes in on the pay disparity between state court and federal court interpreters and that affects the quality of translation. So the lawyer who complains about non-lawyers who unbidden, tread upon the fields of counsel reserved only for those of the priesthood of attorneys is qualified to comment on the quality of translation skills of interpreters. Cognitive dissonance much, Sateesh? I guess that's why she's only a legal aid lawyer.

Then we come to Florie Ho and her complaints that are essentially a whine fest of "I want more money" to be a translator and "competition sucks for me". Find another job then, lady. Then she attempts to make a case for why an interpreter needs a legal briefing to understand the complex legal situation of somebody didn't pay their rent when all they have to do is translate beggars reason.

The final paragraphs under "A stacked deck" does not in any way, shape or form make a case that the deck is stacked against anyone except the taxpayers of New York City who get stuck for the bill for interpreters, legal aid lawyers and court delay costs. If respondents are late to court whatever excuse they have it's nobody's fault but their own. Get your shit together beforehand. Or next time pay your rent, don't do anything to anybody that'll get you sued or if you're the plaintiff, then it's your case and your responsibility to show up. It's not that hard to do otherwise then just deal with it.

But in conclusion, for those who come to this country and don't bother to learn our language and dealing with civil matters and translation are a hardship for them, then they should go back to their own countries. Nobody asked them to come here in the first place.

Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Interesting Times in Hong Kong

Recently, there have been a series of on going protests in Hong Kong over a recent law of extradition that would allow the government in Beijing to extradite people from Hong Kong accused of a crime to be tried in Beijing. On the face of it, just acts of civil disobedience by people in protest over a proposed law. Happens in practically any country. This series of protests started March 31, 2019 with protesters on different days numbering anywhere from a few thousand, often in the hundreds of thousands and reportedly as many as one million people according to organizers on June 9 and have been continuing even after the July 9th announcement by Chief Executive Carrier Lam that the bill is dead. It may well be that the energy behind this current round of protests will be eventually spent or that the government in Beijing will take more forceful steps to quell the public disorder. It is to be hoped that some peaceful solution be found but we shall see.

But there is perhaps reason to suggest that something else may be lurking beneath the surface.

Things got interesting or provocative depending on one's point of view. On July 1, 2019, the 22nd anniversary of the British handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, the protesters broke into the Legislative Council building and [from Wikipedia] "... hundreds of protesters stormed the legislature after breaking through the glass walls and metal doors of the building.[148] Protesters damaged portraits of former pro-Beijing presidents of the Legislative Council, spray-painted slogans such as "It was you who taught me peaceful marches did not work," and "There are no rioters, only tyrannical rule,"[149][150][151] smashed furniture, defaced the Hong Kong emblem, waved the Union Flag and displayed the colonial Hong Kong flag on the podium.[152][153] At the same time, protesters hung up signs and installed barricades, warning others to protect cultural objects and to do no damage to books in the library while protesting.[154] The police started using tear gas to disperse protesters around the LegCo at 12:05 am and reached the building 15 minutes later."

Interesting as there may perhaps be more here than meets the eye. It does appear to me that the defacement of the present PRC Hong Kong flag and the display of the old British Colonial Hong Kong flag may be a sign that some of the protesters may be beginning to develop their own national identity as Hongkongers. I have heard one report that the display of the British Colonial flag was an appeal to the U.K. for support, not a desire to return to British colonial rule. Here maybe I am reading too much into this as being a nascent nationalist sentiment, I could be wrong but a group of protesters engaging in an act of civil disobedience in protest of a law passed at the behest of a far-off government with no input from the local citizenry does have a parallel in U.S. history: the Boston Tea Party.

This isn't the first of such protests as the 2014 Umbrella Movement comes to mind and this present set of demonstrations may well end but I suspect it may not be the last. Again, I may be wrong but there is a possibility of a future Boston Massacre type of situation followed by another shot heard 'round the world. I still could be reading more into this situation than it is and most likely this will not happen but it's still a non-zero probability.

Interesting times in Hong Kong.

Donald Cavaioli

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Twisted Irony of the White Supremacist Witch Hunt: Suppressing Free Speech and Destroying Democracy to Save Free Speech and Democracy

From: QNS May 8, 2019 Nonprofit justice group say prominent alt-right who marched in Charlottesville has Flushing roots. by Carlotta Mohamed

By far more odious than anyone who genuinely espouses the tenets of nazism are the self-appointed progressive leftist Pharisees of the mainstream media and the vile Puritan witch hunters of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As long as any individual or group does not commit an actual crime, the first amendment guarantees all Americans freedom of speech no matter how shocking or offensive to the general public whose civilized response would be to ignore it. How ironic that now the same leftists, who in the 1970's and 1980's used to say 'turn the channel' in response to Evangelical Christians' criticisms of liberal shenanigans have now taken the mantle of even greater sanctimonious hypocrisy as the neo-gestapo of all good thought.

A Flushing man was doxxed and will now be burnt at the cyber stake for the crime of demonstrating against the removal of a statue. But not just any statue, you see. An evil statue, the statue of former Army of Virginia general Robert E. Lee. A statue that if the SPLC, social justice warriors and such like is to be believed apparently has some form of sentience and supernatural powers insofar as it can influence people to own slaves, be racist, hurt leftists' feelings and do many other rotten things. Therefore it must be removed and anyone who opposes this must be completely evil. The statue might suddenly come to life and even try to enslave people too unless action is forthwith taken!

Notice too how in the file photo shows people carrying confederate battle flags and one man with a nazi swastika in order to make it appear that the man they are castigating is in fact holding the swastika flag.

The problem with these SJW guardians of pure goodness is they are emoters, not thinkers and most susceptible to noble cause corruption. They inevitably become worse than the monsters they claim to fight because such fanatics, utterly convinced of the absolute righteousness of their cause, can justify any atrocity in the name of that cause. They do not have the ability to think ahead of their own narcissistic drive for the instant emotional gratification and from the grotesque display of their virtue in the vain hope of convincing themselves they actually have any virtues. These creatures cannot be shamed as they have no shame.

Even if the man they are doxxing is in fact a card carrying nazi and Hitler's biggest fanboy, so what? He has a right to his opinions no matter whether I or anyone else likes them or not. If he commits a an actual crime other than hurting some SJWs fee-fees then that is what the police and courts are for. Otherwise, he won't be getting any Christmas cards from me.

Of course, this assumes our glorious SJW witch hunters do not actually succeed in inadvertently creating the monsters of their collective nightmares by their incessant deplatforming, getting people fired from their jobs or having their credit cards and bank accounts shut down by saying anything that would gainsay their mad dogma or just for being born white with the indelible original sin of racism and white privilege branded on them like the mark of Cain. Cornering people who have often done no more wrong than express opinions progs do not like and taking everything they have away from them gives them nothing left to lose. Cornered animals with nothing left to lose can become dangerous nor can they be blamed for striking back against their persecutors so any blood spilled will be solely on the hands of the leftists.

The most important thing for the reader to take away from this post is to understand is that virtue signalling liberals, progressive leftists and SJWs are liars and should not be paid any attention to. The phone call by a SJW talking bad about an employee for wrongthink and demanding said employee be fired should have the phone slammed down in response. Nobody should take seriously any SJW assclown screeching about someone being "alt-right" as it is just a silly pejorative euphemism for badthinking non-believer in the leftist's asinine religion. The SJWs should instead be mocked and ridiculed as the cretins that they are. I hope the man named in this disgusting article successfully sues QNS for this obvious slander.

Donald Cavaioli

Sunday, July 14, 2019

New York State Cares More About Illegal Aliens Than It's Own Citizens.

From The City: MIXED SIGNALS ON GUARDING UNDOCUMENTED DRIVER'S LICENSE INFO [all caps as published] article by Josefa Velasquez, date published not specified.

[Related previous post: NYC's Managerial Kleptocrats Plan to Game the 2020 Census]

It seems that there is great concern among our state ruling class that ICE may gain access to New York State driver's license photo for use facial recognition technology against those whom our rulers are pleased to call "undocumented immigrants" and we citizens should horrified and outraged at this Federal deprecation against "immigrant's" rights.

One must note the insipid euphemism "undocumented immigrant" instead of the more accurate illegal alien. Smarmy verbal legerdemain to cover the decadent stench of a pretty lie. One could apply this to criminals as "honesty challenged", drug dealers as being "undocumented pharmacists", murderers as "undocumented euthanasia administrators" or robbers being "unorthodox grant seekers". As with all things of the modern progressive left, there are no limiting mechanisms or principles in the minting of new rights or shifting definitions to benefit their victim/grievance identity group angels so this may not be as far fetched as it would seem.

So why is it that illegal aliens have any rights in this country at all? Why are our masters so desirous of these interlopers and insistent that they be granted the same accommodations and privileges as citizens? By pedestalizing illegal aliens in this way they degrade our citizenship to the point of irrelevancy and cheapen it to where it is of no value whatsoever.

The illegals themselves would not want to be Americans if the title were given away so easily and the resources of the citizenry given to interlopers more generously than would be given the citizens. Anyone who has even the slightest bit of pride in their own nationality would look upon such pandering as demeaning and beneath contempt. They would never dream of such treachery as betraying the best interests of their own people to benefit foreigners. Immigrants do not respect us and foreigners who cross our borders uninvited and illegally respect us less so. And they are all correct in holding Americans in such low regard as we do not earn any respect for our shameless unctuousness.

Governor Cuomo and his Democrats (with the tacit approval of Republicans) have turned New York State into the girl who not only can't say 'no' but who has absolutely no standards at all and will let herself be used by even the most foul and leprous wretch who simply looks at her. Why should any immigrant legal or not want to figuratively marry this sort of girl nor how could he resist the temptation to use and abuse her to his heart's content with her cheering approval.

NYS is now the lowest of all whores who is so stupid that she actually pays the johns to fornicate with her. Not that our rulers care about this as it is we the people who pay the price.

It could be easily seen that our managerial rulers desperately want an average lower IQ population of client voters, almost all of whom originate from third world authoritarian/totalitarian regimes. A population accustomed to a tyrannical one party government which would suit the delusional dreams of unlimited power harbored by our political overlords and managerial apparatchiks to be worshiped as little tin gods. A population mostly dependent on the largess of the public purse to any degree may be a more docile population of serfs and their lower average IQ would flatter the egos of the hopeless mediocrities that currently lord over us that they are the smartest people in the world and deserve to sit upon the throne. Then there are the business interests big and small who desire a never ending supply of cheap labor to do the jobs they refuse to pay Americans a fair wage to do. It's a win-win situation if only to the ruling class and the elite, screw the proles.

That Hispanic immigration activists would enthusiastically support the interests of Hispanic illegal aliens is understandable as they are promoting the interests of their own people as any sensible people would do. I can't blame them for taking advantage of a dysfunctional government that literally begs to be taken advantage of. The blame lies squarely with us, the citizens of the state of New York who re-elect the politicians who advocate for best interests of strangers over their own people. The American people have sadly fallen into foolishness and decadence and replacement will be their reward.

We as a country have every right to decide who we will allow to immigrate here or not, to not allow any further immigration if we want to and do not owe any explanation or apology to anyone for it. This is the right of any people of any nation in the world as it is their right to their country and homeland of their people and to run it as they see fit. So let the globalists be damned.

Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Styxhexenhammer666: A good content creator who sometimes gets confused in putting the economic car before the sociopolitical horse.

From Styxhexenhammer666 Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Celebrates Corporate Censorship In Newspeaky Tweet, posted on youtube 06/04/2019

Tarl Warwick the author, editor and youtuber who posts under the handle Styxhexenhammer666 is a good content creator whom I watch regularly and have even purchased some of his books. Styx presents common sense analysis in a straightforward manner that talks directly to his audience, not down to them and as such has amassed a sizable following. He's a bright guy who is fluent in normie and I can easily find myself agreeing with him up to 90% of the time. I have just a couple of points of disagreement too long to post in a comment.

As to the title and main idea of this post, Styx describes himself as a libertarian and this is why he does not grasp the fundamental concept that economics is downstream of politics as politics is downstream of culture. He therefore overlooks the cognitive dissonance created by claiming big tech businesses deplatform or censor content creators with whom the tech businesses make money and then acknowledges that the so-called "woke" capital always loses money. But why? Because they're either threatened by these youtube content creators because...reasons or some other big media business with tens of millions of viewers per program fears competition from youtubers with several thousand to hundreds of thousands or around a million viewers per upload. He likewise acknowledges that it is mostly perceived "right wingers" that are subjected to censorship and de-platforming on social media but then to deny the obvious political motivation and bolster that characteristic libertarian "man as a rational economic actor" nostrum he talks on about the few outlier leftists who are given the same treatment.

No businessman or CEO in his right mind or absent compulsion by forces greater than himself would willingly deplatform successful content creators as to in effect kick money out of bed. Not to mention that in doing so, big tech alienates the fans of said content creator, customers and with draconian censorship discourages new customers and content creators with whom they make more money. To claim big media somehow would be willing to spend more money, without any reasonable way to profit from it to "bribe" social media tech firms to do the dirty work of deplatforming much smaller potential competitors is ludicrous. Big mainstream media makes its money selling advertising spots, not by posting content on youtube or other social media. Television and cable news were always operated at a loss for the corporate owners which was offset by their other, more popular and profitable offerings. It's not about the number of views on youtube but the Nielsen ratings that the TV people care about. To have these industries act in such close concert and often within 24 hours of each other in a way that harms their economic interests clearly demonstrates a higher coordinating power with a clear agenda at work than the libertarian's usual "muh money" thinking. Also consider how in the recent congressional hearings on the rise of white nationalism/white supremacy the big Silicon Valley CEOs were hauled in and berated for not censoring badthinkers on their platforms enough. If that was all some kind of act, it sure looked very convincing.
So it IS a political and social agenda at work here, Styx, your money is the root of all evil thesis not withstanding.

Sometimes the rational economic actor motive can be true but when all you have is the economic materialist man hammer then everything looks like a rich man bad/muh money nail. Any analysis that cannot fully explain all observed facts and yields a contradictory result must be assumed to be incorrect and re-examined.
Styx should really add a few more tools besides that one hammer to his kit.

So here is the crux of the problem. Styx, like any libertarian, does not understand the left (or real human nature for that matter) at all.

Whereas human beings have moral agency and will act in their own best self interest even if it is in an irrational and/or immoral manner, libertarians are stuck on the flawed premise that all human interactions are rational and economic. The libertarian is too much a pure materialist with a minimalist philosophy to comprehend the irrational, emotionally based thinking of fanatical leftists (explained further in my previous posts here, here and here). To a person with a rigid adherence to the few strictly materialistic philosophic principles libertarianism has, the concept of an immoral and irrational leftist who cares only about winning, carrying out their agenda, at any and all cost, even if it causes the bankruptcy of a business is, to the libertarian, inconceivable. That the left will ruthlessly pursue anyone who either disagrees with them, the heretics and unbelievers, or those whom they view as a devil for no other reason than blind hatred completely flummoxes the libertarian. They struggle to explain this phenomena through the gnosticism of the non-aggression principle and secular materialism with no success. That the left has no limiting principles in pursuing their agenda and in persecuting their enemies is such a violation of the non-aggression principle and rational man that they are left speechless. In this situation and left with no other means of explaining it, Styx inevitably falls back on a simplistic "it's big corporations picking on us" explanation no matter how contradictory it is.

Further, libertarians are unable to grasp the difference between the concepts of influence and of power erroneously conflating simple possession of wealth with power. Wealth without real power can only buy influence and privileges (a previous post on the difference between power and influence here). It must be noted that there are limits placed on the actions, public positions and policies of all private businesses by both government laws and regulations and public opinion which influences sales and stock prices. Big corporations and billionaires may buy influence but absent possession of a large standing army, do not have any real power. Rich people may have privileges the rest of us do not have, but the rich pay those in government with real power for those privileges. It's a feudal system where the tithe paying vassal is permitted a certain amount of latitude within his fiefdom but within limits set by his liege lord.

Finally, libertarians like Styx do not even recognize that they themselves are actually part of the right but erroneously think themselves as somehow above the whole left-right thing because they sometimes find themselves on the same side of an issue as the left. (my earlier post on left and right is here) Again the libertarian does not understand the left at all. Whereas a libertarian like Styx might support such issues as homosexual marriage and legalizing some drugs consistent with their individualistic philosophy, the leftist weaponizes these issues to attack and destroy society. It's OK to be on the right, Styx.

In conclusion, I have posted very two abbreviated versions of this post in the comments section of Styx's videos. It's not surprising he did not engage me because he uploads four videos a day and receives hundreds of comments per upload. I don't expect he reads every single comment as that would be impossible. Styx certainly has other necessary things to do during the day than to personally respond to each and every comment or engage in lengthy debates. I don't think he's scared and hiding from me as another notable local blogger who shall remain nameless does so no offense is taken or offense meant with this post. If Tarl Warwick were to run for an elected office in which I could vote, he would have my vote, minor differences aside.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

College Point Residents Coalition Homeless Shelter Protesters Sort Of Take a Step in the Right Direction or Did They?

From QNC article June 4, 2019They say it’s time for him to go: At latest rally, College Point residents call for mayor to quit over shelter plan

To use as the slogan "solutions not shelters" and calling for Mayor De blasio to resign is a step in the right direction. Force De blasio to explain his homeless shelter policy even better would be to make De blasio explain the failure of his policy in an ever expanding mass of homeless people coming into the city and ever increasing cost of housing.

But unfortunately, one step in the right direction is followed by cucks of the CPRC not taking a firm stand but making a scampering retreat for the tall grass of progressive "nice moderate people who care about the homeless too" with a vague, unspecified something policy "solution" but really think the shelters are necessary but ought to go somewhere else. That shelter would be a disaster for College Point real estate values, you know! Once the predators of city government and other neighborhood activist groups pick up the scent of NIMBY and moderate liberal cowardice, really wanting the shelters in someone else's backyard instead, forget about forming any cartel with the other activists despite their reassurances of solidarity or bluffing the city. You're on a solo suicide mission. Big mistake.

Then there is the multicultural problem that leads to the Byzantine General's problem where different groups involved in a common cause may have their own interests and agendas and will likely betray each other. This is, for the city, an easily exploitable weakness as one ethnic or identity group may be quietly approached and a separate deal made in return for that group's cooperation. This is the very reason for the city's love of multiculturalism and seeding homeless shelters throughout the lesser outer boroughs- there cannot be any cultural commonality, no deeper ancestral roots in the community to really care about it, differences in mixing high trust/low trust cultures, etc. and therefore no complete agreement on principles or ability to form unified opposition. Notice how the Asians pictured carry banners written in Chinese characters and ask if this demonstrates any solidarity with the non-Asian groups involved. In the end, it's every man for himself and devil take the hindmost.

The next mistake is they stop short of asking why should working class and middle class people who work hard and barely make ends meet in a high cost of living city be expected to subsidize a free living for ever more imported Democrat voters, citizens or not. This would be the only line of attack that has any chance of crossing racial/ethnic/identity or neighborhood lines and providing any solidarity. Unfortunately, this is not for all too faint of heart, overly image conscious moderate liberals. They are sadly too afraid of insipid retorts of being called "mean spirited" or "racist" and not at all cognizant of the fact that they will face these and other puerile epithets even with the meekest protest. The pharisaical cargo cult that is the progressive left will not tolerate even the least whimpered questioning of their holy scriptures without burning these heretics at the stake.

Instead the CPRC uses that threadbare old "but it's for the children!" thing which is just too old and overused a cliche to be of any effect here. This a sure sign of a group that either has nothing of any substance to say or is too frightened of criticism to talk about serious issues. As the progressive rulers of this city invented and cynically use this same "but it's for the children" ploy themselves, the old saying "don't bullshit the bullshitter" comes to mind. Besides, it's pathetic, really, hiding behind children.

So in the end, these calls for De blasio to step down come off as hollow and flimsy bluff and the protests will continue to fail. To paraphrase Sun Tzu, the CPRC knows neither their enemy nor themselves and are doomed to defeat. The best CPRC can hope for is the shelter be moved several blocks away and with fewer homeless housed there, assuming the city fully keeps to this agreement. To call this a victory is to delude oneself.

The effectiveness of the politicos named as allies in the article will depend on how the CPRC approaches them. If as the CPRC being in charge of the situation in as such that these three men will be voted out of office if they fail, the electeds will honestly work to keep their jobs. Or if the CPRC approaches the electeds as supplicants begging a favor of their acknowledged masters, then said electeds will cut a deal with the city that will primarily benefit their own interests and will throw only a sop to the CPRC.

Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Civic Nationalism Failure: Nation of Immigrants as a Cover for Plundering Invaders

From the New York Times: Why Should Immigrants 'Respect Our Borders'? The West Never Respected Theirs by Suketu Mehta

This must be one of the most wretched pieces of calumny and tortured logic to be printed by the New York Times and this is a high bar to cross indeed. Well, Suketu is apparently unaware of the old adage that two wrongs do not make a right. Not surprising as Suketu Mehta is not of American or western European descent and therefore does not have any tradition or understanding of western liberal democracy. This opinion piece proves he (or she or it) is as bad as the European colonialists of generations past if not worse despite the scoundrel's sanctimonious drivel.

The most immoral and intellectually bankrupt excuse for invasion and open theft is to redress some alleged past crime by victimizing people in the present, even if the victim only approximately shares the skin tone of  the accused past villain. The crimes of the past committed by long dead people against other long dead people belong in the pages of history books not in the most recent pages of the New York Times as a feeble excuse for plunder by third world invaders. It is wrong and inexcusable to punish people who have committed no crime to benefit people who were never the victim. Assuming it is even provable that an actual crime had been committed in the first place instead of the fractured fairy tales spewed by the Cathedral.

So whatever happened to this judged by the content of our character, not by the color of our skin business? Judging people according who they are and their deeds, not who their ancestors were?
And isn't the nation of immigrants through our magic dirt supposed to produce patriotic, liberal democracy loving "new Americans" just like past generations who flowed through Ellis Island?

So whatever happened to our "nation of immigrants", a nation based on high-falutin' ideals, not a people, where the poor, huddled masses simply yearned to be free and would be proud and grateful to be let in and called "Americans" in good standing? No matter our race, creed, culture or ethnicity, we're all "Americans", united in this multicultural nirvana and will all live together happily ever after. We'll make E Pluribus Unum great again!

It appears that flowery, good feels rhetoric was part of a long range strategy to gradually introduce a new caste system where specific identity/grievance groups would be given special protected status. In other words, high caste people with a special set of rights and privileges to make up for past wrongs with no definition of when or under what conditions will the grievance finally be assuaged. When the wrongs will have finally been righted and we can all get on with this judged by the content of our character in the multicultural nirvana business. All part of incrementalism, the classic leftist strategy. But start it slowly, with a reassuring, peaceful face that tells us what we want to hear, simply wants to be treated fairly and remedy a present wrong or problem then gradually step it up to demands, accusations and obligations.

Many Americans were encouraged at first by the friendly, reassuring face of the nation of immigrants thing as they recall their sainted ancestors who passed through Ellis Island as was used to sell the 1965 Hart-Celler Act then. With no limiting principles ever given, the line used has morphed from "we just want to work hard and have a better life" into "we demand you let us in and give us free stuff because you owe us for some transgressions or other committed in antiquity". Suketu Mehta here represents this angry, demanding face of the nation of immigrants and this is the only logical trajectory the civic nationalism /propositional nation dogma could have taken. Suketu and others who follow his line of gibberish are simply cashing in on the immigrant side of the identity victim/grievance politics game.

There is one other thing as an aside:
To make this all multiculturalism work, to unite different identity/grievance groups, including the latest crops of immigrants legal or illegal, of otherwise competing interests and end goals, the white supremacist devil must be created as a unifying object of hate. One cannot avoid the news of the recent congressional hearings about it and veritable deluge of news stories about the rise of daemon white supremacism of which the spectral evidence is overwhelming.

Thus the Identity Marx god has declared blood libel to be righteous and shall be pursued from all time past and forever into the future by the angels of the left. The cargo cultist followers shall answer all objections with heart string tugging sob stories,false comparisons and buhwahddabout deflections when the sob stories are questioned and the false comparison bluffs are called. Failing that, the cultists will berate all unbelievers and heretics as racists and nazis. For the Marxist/Marxian thesis will cease to exist without an antithesis to struggle against and if the antithesis does not already exist, the high priests of Identity Marx will invent one. However, I digress.

This NYT opinion piece should prove civic nationalism, the propositional nation and diversity is our strength were lies all along. The failure of civic nationalism was either a feature of the program, not a bug or it achieved certain goals and the collateral damage is a matter of indifference to our ruling class. A story for another time.

But a few last words regarding opinion piece author, Suketu Mehta: It appears to have escaped this prodigy's notice that he (or she or it, whatever) and other third worlders have benefited from, if indeed profited handsomely from technology which we Americans and Europeans invented, that Suketu and his ilk themselves or their ancestors had no hand in inventing. Roads, hospitals and modern medicine, railroads, schools, etc. that were built for them by their former colonizers have certainly benefited them.

So in light of this, I counter that we Americans owe third worlders who agree with this NYT piece absolutely nothing and that includes entry into our country. As there is no more colonialism to whine about, you should all return to your own home countries and work to improve the conditions there yourselves. Maybe invent your own new technological advances while you're at it.

Donald Cavaioli

Saturday, June 8, 2019

New York City's Forgotten Tragedy

Up until September 11th, 2001, the single worst disaster in New York City history wasn't the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire as some would say but a fire on a paddle wheel steamer named the General Slocum that claimed just over one thousand lives on June 15th, 1904. It stands as the 12th worst maritime disaster in the world.

The Slocum was chartered by St. Mark's Evangelical Luthern church on the lower east side of Manhattan with over 1400 passengers for a day trip to a picnic site at Eatons Neck Long Island.
The fire was reported to crewman by a young boy who was not believed and it would be about 10 minutes before the fire was reported to the Slocum's captain, William Van Shaick just as the ship had passed by Hell Gate on the East river. Due to the treacherous currents of Hell Gate and fear of spreading the fire to docks along the Bronx, Captain Van Shaick made the controversial decision to race at full speed to the shallow waters around North Brother Island.

This had the effect of fanning the flames that had started in the lamp room in the ship's bow to aft. In the less than 10 minutes race to beach the ship in the shallows around North Brother Island, the entire ship was engulfed in flames. Surviving passengers managed to jump onto the decks of other boats that had pulled alongside or were pulled from the water by other boats. 1021 people would lose their lives to fire or drowning and 367 people would survive.

It was a sorry story of steamship inspector corruption, a venal ship owner and crew incompetence made worse by rotted life vests and lifeboats wired and painted to the decks that could not be pried loose. Lives lost through gross negligence.

The above photos I took in Lutheran All Faiths cemetery in Middle Village, Queens. This is the memorial where some 30 victims burned beyond recognition and unidentified were laid to rest. As the 115th anniversary of the tragedy nears let us remember those so terribly and unnecessarily lost and may they rest in peace. 

Donald Cavaioli

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Adding color to the past

Black and white made color artificially but does look real enough. One of my better efforts.
Original B&W from image#141920 shows a pair of John Stephenson 1907 model trolley cars of the Meeker Ave line at its terminal. With the old penny bridge in the background, this photo dates to the late 1930's prior to the opening of the Kosciuszko Bridge on August 23,1939.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Tears of a Cuck

From: The Gotham Gazette: Manhattan GOP Goes Full Trump Ruining Chances for Years to Come, May 3, 2019

When I read what the Gotham Gazette was pleased to call an "opinion" piece I had assumed it was written by one of the usual effete Manhattan liberal progressives who happened to be a 14 year old mean girl in a full drama queen meltdown at mention of the bad Orange Man. All the usual juvenile hissy fit ad hominems, guilt by association and liberally peppered the dreaded 'alt-right' term. Because anyone who deviates from the righteous path of northeastern establishment liberalism must be the worst person in the universe.

 I could be forgiven for assuming the party affiliation, age and gender of the author as this emotional incontinence was presented in a style and with a facility of writing that strongly suggested an 8th grade reading level so typical of the breed. But wait! The author of this puerile diatribe is none other then John William Schiffbauer, political consultant, former Deputy Communications Director for the New York Republican State Committee from 2014 to 2016 and like totally awesome millennial wunderkinder!

With brains like this guiding the New York State Republican party it's no wonder the GOP lost control of the state Assembly and state Senate and hasn't held the Governor's office for over 12 years. The Democrats are now just 2 senate seats away from a 66% super majority and the party already has a  70% domination of the state assembly. A truly stunning track record of failure. Being spineless toadies to the progressive liberal religion has really been working out well for the GOP, hasn't it, John.

Oh, but what a respectable failure characters like John bring us by appealing to progressive liberals with a bold "me too, Orange Man bad" message. As if "hello fellow progressives" really would fool the prog NPCs any more than the "I'm kind of liberal too but I would manage big government costs better and give you a tax cut too" blather swayed white working class/middle class Democrats over to the GOP. Nor did the Bushs' open border/amnesty for illegals fantasy pull more than a few more percentage of the Hispanic vote to the Republicans but they remain in the large part loyal to the Democrats.

More failure theater typical of the Republicans playing the Washington Generals to the Democrat's Harlem Globetrotters and just as staged. But hey, a guy like John adds a new character to the Generals, that of the hipster who tries to look cool by yelling "Orange man Trump bad, nazis bad" while one of the Democrat Globetrotters yanks his shorts down. It's all a game of fake opposition.

No, being the lite beer version of the progressive leftist Democrat impresses nobody because it ultimately comes off as watery, colorless and flavorless. People prefer the real thing, not the pale imitation that just looks a pathetic scenester desperate to be noticed. Poseur cucks impress no one and the dead elephant in the room is there for all to see. And although the intended tone of article is one of supercilious contempt, it is too over the top with howls of "alt right bad" to be anything other than a cuck sniveling in terror that his progressive leftist overlords will be wroth at him and the GOPe for Reilly's heresy. Or one should ask John to show us where on the doll the Bad Orange Man and mean alt-righters touched him.

Seriously though, John, what is so wrong with making or keeping America great? Why do you hate your own country so much and feel so frightened and sad when someone says "make America great again?

But this is the problem with political consultants, this packaging candidates like Madison Avenue ad-men as if politicians were consumer goods with carefully crafted images based on focus groups and speeches tailored to specific audiences. The candidate is not being himself telling prospective voters what he really thinks and everyone can see how fraudulent and condescending this is.

It's therefore understandable why Ian Walsh Reilly supports President Trump in that it makes the New York Republicans stand for something, a real opposition to the Democrats in the very heart of the progressive stronghold of Manhattan. It is a bold move which could draw in other supporters because people are attracted to such boldness because it signifies strength. Assuming it isn't torpedoed by the GOPe and swamped under an army of "Orange Man bad" chanting SJW robots. This is occupied New York, after all and the Republican political consultants are loath to break this near perfect record of failure.

In case John and the other cucks are unfamiliar with the concept, this is called leadership. He may not win many hearts and minds in New York City but this should rally the Republican base who have been waiting for some sign of life in the GOP let alone leadership. It could have some benefit in the outer boroughs with those working and middle class Democrats dissatisfied with how far left NYC Democrats have gone and who have been abandoned by their party. If it increases Trump's numbers by only a few more percent, call it a win as the beginnings of a crack in the progressive dam because it is something that will trigger the progressives into overreacting and further alienating the working/middle class.

As the New York Republicans have long since been fading into oblivion as moderate worms, boldly supporting President Trump, becoming a real opposition to the far left Democrats, could be the change that saves the party from the abyss. Even if it doesn't change the party's fate, isn't it better to go down fighting than to crawl on your belly begging mercy of an opponent who will show you none but add humiliation to your destruction? Or maybe that's been the plan all along.

I'll leave with this quote from Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican and New Yorker who did believe in making America great. A man our boy John Schiffbauer and the present sad crop of New York Republicans can learn something from.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,…"

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

Donald Cavaioli

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Comments on Newtown Pentacle post 'calm calculativeness' posted April 24, 2019

From the Newtown Pentacle blog:

Blogger and photographer Mitch Waxman truly does care about what happens here in our obscure little corner of the world, the borough of Queens. He is active in local politics and advocacy groups and his heart is in the right place but sometimes the reader can discern the frustration. After all the meetings with local bureaucrats and politicians, all the work he puts in, he can make no headway against the momentum of the local managerial state's plans. The mistake made here is to try to work within a system that is designed to be changed only from the top. And by the top, we must understand this to be on the federal or even global level, not the local country squire C-list and and D-list government factotums. No amount of protest and activism will sway the plans the managerial state from implementing the schemes their think tanks and foundations have been working on for about a century. Nor can working within a system, scrupulously following the rules, be successful when the managers only follow the rules when it suits them with no repercussions or accountability. They do not care what we think, we have no power.  At best bro, be a good community council janissary and they'll let you pick the color of the curtains.

Finally, it must be realized that at the level of the managerial ruling class that makes the decisions, they are so isolated from the people over which they rule that they neither know us or how their plans affect us nor care what we think or want. I've covered all this before here, here, here, here and here.
Especially as many of the bureaucrats who are not native to New York City have this problem of not knowing anything about the neighborhoods or the people who live in them, are unlikely to be able to find them on a map or give a damn about them as they implement these oh, so brilliant plans.

In the end, all the ruling establishment cares about is implementing their agenda, their  agenda for their own purposes. Whatever unpleasant or negative effects it has upon us peons is either a feature of the program and not a bug or collateral damage our lords don't care about.

When you start out under these initial conditions then you've lost before the fight has even started.

You've got it right, Mitch, we are occupied territory so what are you gonna do about it, bro? You're a good friend but sometimes I wish you'd listen to me.

Donald Cavaioli

Hostile Identity Politics and Advocating Scarcity: The Engine of the Progressive Left's Own Destruction

If one were to live in a steadfast denial of reality and think with a woefully short time preference, the most preposterous and fatuous ideas that appeal to one's vanity would be accepted as the work of genius without question. These fabulous ideas would then need to be implemented without delay as such individuals typically have some difficulty with delayed gratification. This succinctly describes the progressive emoter, the social justice warrior, the liberal "stuff white people like" types. In a few words, modern day pharisee.

To deny reality is to go to war with reality eventually to lose. This is common sense but there is always someone who thinks he can win this war. Just as there is always someone who believes that the laws of thermodynamics are nonsense and it is possible to build a perpetual motion free energy machine made from unobtainium. Of course, these are the supporters of the Green New Deal. This program is intended to make energy more scarce and more expensive in the hopes of collapsing industrial civilization and destroying capitalism which will of course, mean many millions of deaths. But hey: In the end the watermelons fervently believe they will create a low-tech socialist version of the Shire populated world wide by 500 million to 1 billion of elite leftist cloud people.

Well, in reality it's not likely most modern leftists bugmen will survive the collapse of modern civilization. They already have a hard enough time eking out their meager dysfunctional existence on a cornucopia of psych meds and have to tweet to each other looking for someone else to assault or murder a 16 year old high school kid. They can't even do their own dirty work and even the ones who try, just screw it up. What sort of survival skills including the will and ability to effectively use violence (at least in self-defense), some planning intelligence, physical and psychological strength does a SJW who advocates such a passive-aggressive method of genocide bring to the table? Others more violence prone and psychologically and physically tougher will see them simply as food animals.

Even the ruling class and elites can only survive as long as their cordons of armed men have a use for them and that won't be for long. The elite and especially the ruling class are people of empty words and meaningless gestures, not at all true people of action, so they will not survive in a Darwinian environment for long on their own.

Then there's identity politics. Really, how much more blatantly stupid can it be for white SJW/SWPL people to jump on the white nationalist is nazi, white people bad bandwagon. Do any of them really believe that their pretending to be oppressed by self-identifying as otherkin "people of color" a la Rachel Dolezal will fool people of color? Nope, you will be on the chopping block as well as the deplorables and no amount of virtue signalling or avowed hatred of your own people will save you. If modern industrial civilization crashes and there are no bugmen left alive to hear it, does it make a sound?

Besides, once the white daemon and his supernatural force of white privilege is vanquished, who among the various identity groups will rule as nobody wants to be second fiddle in the game of power. What will become of the almost rans? If history is any guide, then the answer is ethnic cleansing and that can become quite messy.

So a word of advice to lefties: Don't rock the boat with your fatuous environmentalism or stir up people against each other as it won't work out well for you if you succeed. If it were only you paying the price for your imbecility, I wouldn't care but your idiocy will adversely affect me and many other innocent bystanders. So as this advice is given in self-interest, it will benefit you too. And in any case, you'd better pray that modern civilization lasts longer than you do.

However, worse than the true believing fool is the cynic who uses the promise of a saccharine utopia, driven by weaponized sob stories as a vehicle to power and demonizes even the slightest opposition. This type of sociopath doesn't care who gets hurt in his quest for power, including his own SJW followers. The left has long loved the "provocation", intentionally starting a violent confrontation then when the target of attack fights back, lie down, cry and play the victim. Or the leadership plays the victim on behalf of whatever leftist follower was injured or killed. What good can be said of people who use their followers as expendable pawns with such depraved indifference? What sort of moron would willingly follow such people?

This brings us finally to "normalization", the process by which the aforementioned sociopathic revolutionary leader employs to put an end to the revolutionary phase and begin his reign. This means that his agitators, former street muscle and various other useful idiots are no longer necessary and will be liquidated. It's often been noted that the rank and file wannbe revolutionaries more often than not end up as the body in the ditch rather than the commissar. Just ask Ernst Rőhm.

So even if the left wins, it eventually loses.

Donald Cavaioli

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Another colorized photo

Here I got a bit artsy with colorizing only the Peter Witt trolley and the people walking by. The original black and white image I got from image # 141027.

Donald Cavaioli

Friday, May 31, 2019

The past comes alive.

How about something different?
Here's a photo of the original IRT City Hall station from what I think is the opening day of October 27, 1904. Color I added in with the aid of an app called 'Recolored' in this operation of photographic necromancy. I would credit the source of the original black and white image but I can't recall where I got the photo from. Getty Images or Shorpy most likely.

One of these days, I'll get to the 5 or 6 half written drafts and post them but until then, enjoy viewing a long ago world as the people who lived then would have seen it.

Donald Cavaioli

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Sad Little Empire Indeed.

When one thinks of empires one visualizes an emperor resplendent in a gold crown studded with precious stones and the finest robes. One thinks of the empires of Napoleon, Augustus, Alexander the Great, of magnificent imperial capital cities built by from the plunder of military conquest. Men of great military and political leadership who were feared and respected. Even the empires of men like Stalin and Genghis Khan although not so opulent, ruled through the considerable force of their personalities, aggressiveness and willingness to ruthlessly use violence not only to rule over their own people but to command the obedience of subjugated peoples and strike terror in their enemies.

However, no empire, no matter their wealth and military strength in the beginning survives in the long run and many did not even survive the death of their founding emperor. Empire is not something to aspire to.

But here now is the latest contender to enter the world stage with imperial ambitions. As empires were always the province of the most ruthless men of outstanding abilities and epic ambitions now these latest pretenders to the hoped for Euroempire throne are a gaggle of mundane bureaucrats. Where the men with ambition to rule did so by taking what they wanted, these bland eurocrat apparatchiks merely whine how unfair it is that everyone else who matters has an empire except them. They want an empire so as not to be the only kid on the block to not have one and are hoping the people of the current EU nations simply hand it to them.

If this United States of Europe imperialism thing is such a good idea, then did the Allies bother wasting lives and treasure and destroying Europe fighting against the Nazis? Or resisting Soviet communism in the cold war? Are some tyrannies better than others?

Some might try to argue that such a passive-aggressive method is better than military action but it would only bring to power a more venal and capricious gamma male. The exact sort of creature that resorts to lies and trickery to get what he wants. For the man who takes power by force would only fear or respect an enemy who would actively use force against him. As such he would tolerate a certain amount of speech from the powerless peasantry and care little what his subjects did as long as they paid their taxes and didn't take up arms against him. Not so with the gamma male bureaucrat who took power by subterfuge. It would be in his bureaucratic nature to gradually gain control over every aspect of their subject's mind and body. Further, as someone who takes power through sub rosa deception would always be fearful of everyone around him as anyone could use such underhanded methods against him and he would in turn be a greater tyrant, fearful of and overreacting to, every shadow of a threat.

No sensible person would want to be ruled over by any sort of authoritarian or totalitarian emperor but there is no dishonor in being beaten in open combat by the stronger, better man so long as one fights to their utmost. But the gravest dishonor and shame would be to allow such pathetic characters such as a wastrel like Juncker or a loathsome toad like Verhofstadt to have power foolishly handed to them by gullible people without even a murmur of protest. However recent election results in the EU Parliament and national elections shows people in Europe are waking up to this fact and are taking a stand against globalist imperialism.

Hopefully America can do the same.

Friday, May 3, 2019

NYC's Managerial Kleptocrats Plan to Game the 2020 Census

From: The Gotham Gazette: Heading in the Right Direction on City and State Census Funding, But More to Do.

Let's cut to the chase: New York State and City's wails to ensure every person is counted on the 2020 Census without mention of citizenship status is a blatant attempt to pad the count. Just as much as Democrat's whines about counting every vote means include the boxes of ballots that mysteriously appear in some party operative's car trunk a week or two after the elections. In the case of the census, padding the count with illegal aliens means new congressional districts created and an increase in New York State's Electoral College votes. Just as the move to give driver's licenses to all, meaning illegal aliens, ensures that illegals may vote in elections. All in all, more stealing, but hey, at least the Democrats will not have to stuff the ballot box as much going forward. In either case, it means that not only is U.S. citizenship rendered meaningless but the vote of American citizens is rendered null and void. Elections will be nothing more than a charade.

If you're wondering where the Republican are on this, if you can find them, they'll make some feeble, lukewarm, noises about sort of not being totally for this. Of course, the Republicans will do as much to oppose this as they do voter fraud. Shocked! Shocked, we are by all this! If only there were something we could do! Fake opposition.

If you think that's funny, wait until the 60's vintage liberals costumed as conservatives over at the NRO start writing pieces about the conservative case for anyone voting in U.S. elections, citizen or not.

This insanity will eventually sweep the country, every last square millimeter of it. Globalism and the manifest destiny of Progressive Leftism, the one true social and political religion, demands it. And the social justice warriors will not rest until their cult reigns supreme and the last unbeliever and heretic is burnt at the stake. So before anyone from the reddest rural and suburban places in the red states sneers at us for this predicament, they'll be coming for you too.

So to my neighbors who chant the mantra "my granfaddah voted Democrat, my faddah voted Democrat and I votes Democrat 'cause dere for da woykin' guy": How do youse guys feel now that "the party of da woykin' guy" more highly values illegal aliens (or any person of color from any third world hellhole, legal or not) and those who live off our tax dollars than the American working and middle class? Best of all, we have the obligation to pay for NYC's and NYS's generosity to their client voters even as they slap us around.

This is what our government establishment's "nation of immigrants" civic nationalism has mutated into: globalism. We as individuals are reduced to interchangeable components in the globalist machine. Moved about like pawns and used to suit the needs of the managerial state and their corporate vassals. Who cares about the fate of components that no longer fit the machine's needs or what becomes of a pawn.

Understand dear little morsels, your "great guy" politician, whom you worship like a little tin god, is stabbing you in the back with a big lie and a smile. He never loved you, you were just useful at least for a time. Oh, and enjoy the new homeless shelter with its drug addict and psychological problem residents around the corner from your house. Your protests and prayers to your great guy godlings went unanswered and we all will pay more to support the ever growing, imported homeless population as even as our cost of living increases.

So what are you going to do about it? Another failure theater protest? Whine about it in the comments section of Queenscrap? The proprietor of that blog, when not posting rant porn, will just prattle on about how great Sandy Ocasio-Cortez is and how she will fix all our problems somehow by, uh...doing things and stuff. Yeah, right, buddy. Just wait until the costs of Sandy's masterpiece of statecraft, the Green New Deal as interpreted and implemented by our Glorious Leader, Mayor De blasio are passed on to you. Buckle up, 'cause some part of your anatomy is gonna be woyked but good.

So white, blue collar woykin' class backbone of the Democrat party, where is your god FDR now? 

Donald Cavaioli

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's Call to "White Supremacist" to Repent Their Sins and Accept the Mercy of the Inquisition

From The Huffington Post: "Ocasio-Cortez Speaks Directly To White Supremacists In Surprise Appeal" by Ed Mazza, posted August 7,...