The deliberate murder of the Star Wars mythos

I’ve been as disgusted as anyone by the deliberate trashing of the Star Wars mythos by Disney’s final three movies in the franchise.  Their social-justice-warrior, liberal-progressive focus has been blindingly obvious, and box office results have confirmed that many fans have seen through the smokescreen to the reality beyond. Others have seen it as well.  Bill Whittle gave a concise breakdown of the scale of the problem in a recent video discussion that he called “The Unmaking of Star Wars: Why Progressives Killed It and How”.  I highly recommend it. John Nolte discusses “11 Ways Kathleen Kennedy Killed the ‘Star Wars’ Golden Goose“. To

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Three very important little books that everyone should own

One can argue until the cows come home about politics and partisanship.  Today the latter appears worse than ever, although I’m sure that’s because we can’t go back in time and see how bad it was in earlier generations.  Nevertheless, the “pressure groups” trying to influence society and politics are particularly active, and particularly vocal, at present. Vilified by many people because of his perceived right-wing politics (which are often exaggerated and distorted by his critics), Vox Day has nevertheless been proved by events to be a very accurate observer of the extremist left wing of politics and culture.  He’s

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Reduce the housing shortage by . . . making home ownership more costly???

One wonders whether the San Diego City Council has ever heard the expression, “a contradiction in terms”.  Its housing policy appears to exemplify it. A San Diego committee took a preliminary step Wednesday toward placing a $900 million housing bond on the November 2020 ballot. . . . The measure was designed to help San Diego secure a greater share of state money devoted to homelessness and affordable housing by providing local matching funds typically required for such assistance. Supporters say evidence the bond is necessary includes city estimates that San Diego needs more than 5,400 additional housing units geared for homeless

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Well, what did they expect?

Australian reader Snoggeramus brings us another example of bureaucrats living in a dream world – that backfires on them. Two social workers at Melbourne’s controversial safe injecting room are facing drug trafficking charges. A 49-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were arrested on Thursday, along with six others, following raids at North Richmond Community Health and several homes. The centre has been the site of Victoria’s first safe injecting room since 2018, as part of a two-year trial. The pair, who work as counsellors, are accused of supplying drugs to addicts who use the service and have been stood down following their arrest.

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Where do all our democratic socialists come from? The US education system, of course!

Bill Whittle lays it out in this video clip.  It’s well worth your time to watch it. That’s why our society appears to be infested with liberal idiots, democratic socialists, Antifa, radical feminists, and the like.  They’re almost all the product of the tarnished, propagandistic, left-wing-hijacked American educational system. For the love of God, if you have children or grandchildren, please see to it that they’re given enough food for thought to counteract this inadequate preparation for life and progressive brainwashing!  Home schooling is a good start, for those in a position to provide it.  A solid family life (including extended family) and

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The Social Justice Warrior brain

From an article by Simon Black, here’s a classic illustration.  Click the image to see a larger version. The artist left out the “fear, hatred and loathing” synapse (activated whenever anyone disagrees with the SJW), but apart from that, I reckon it’s more accurate than not! Peter

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Yet another excuse to control everybody

A new report draws racial inferences from pollution – and uses them as a rationale to propose additional restrictions and controls on society.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. A study published Monday in the journal PNAS adds a new twist to the pollution problem by looking at consumption. While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn’t exist without consumer demand for their products. The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans’ consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans. “This paper is

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A succinct commentary on the US job market

Received from two readers, origin unknown: Yep.  The number of people still taking degrees in gender and/or ethnic studies, underwater basket-weaving and the like never fails to astonish me.  What’s more, when they finally graduate (weighed down with student loans totaling tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars), they bitch and moan and whine about having to repay the loans, and default at the slightest opportunity.  I know of several who’ve appeared overseas, teaching English in third-world countries, who openly and defiantly state that they refuse to go back to the USA because that would entail accepting responsibility for

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Rush to judgment, much?

The Jussie Smollett “assault” case, submission #1: Submission #2: Submission #3: Aaaaaannd Submission #4: Brothers say Jussie Smollett paid them to participate in alleged attack, source says The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack. They’re now cooperating with police. A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found around Smollett’s neck — at a nearby hardware store. The source

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An interesting exercise

I’m busy with a writing project that involves using words according to their historical meaning, rather than the way in which they’ve been reinterpreted in these politically correct times. to avoid stigmatizing or offending people.  There are a great many such words, and by allowing the Social Justice Warrior brigade to redefine their meaning, we’re essentially surrendering a very important front in the culture war. As part of my research, I looked for older dictionaries online, which I could compare to their modern equivalents.  A very valuable resource has been Webster’s Dictionary.  You’ll find the original 1828 edition online, as well as the

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