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Gay Pride? “Straight” Pride? How About “MORON Pride”?

I had been going back and forth on whether or not to write this, because I’m sick of the issue by now. But I’ll write it anyway. The issue is what is now being vaguely referred to as “Pride Month,” and the “Pride Parades” in various cities, that used to be referred to as “Gay Pride” and “Gay Pride Parades.” Now, it’s just “Pride.”

So, I’m wondering, why take off the “Gay”? Is it because they aren’t as “proud” as they are of “being gay”? And some people explain that, well, it’s more than just gays and lesbians, there are also the transgenders, the bisexuals, the “queers” and “questioning” and the “non-binary” and “intersex” (huh?), and on and on. And so I’m thinking, well why don’t they just say “LGBT+ Pride,” and put the plus there to refer to ALL the other letters that refer to all the wacky things out there these people can possibly make up?

And, we hear, “it’s not about sex” (or sexual deviancy, or emphasizing nudity, etc.) and so on. Well then why are the parades filled with “drag queens,” sexual paraphernalia, half-undressed people, etc.? Just google the images for 2019 Gay Pride Parade, sorry, just “Pride” Parade. And why do the activists need to get themselves, banners and sexual references and all, into other parades that have nothing to do with LGBT? Why such activism in teaching homosexuality to kids in school? Why the brainwashing? (I doubt that Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, and Rock Hudson had to be taught homosexuality in elementary school.)

The activists aside, most people who are homosexual are living their private lives not having to advertise their homosexuality to the rest of the world. It’s nobody else’s business. But the activists have a different agenda than one of privacy and “live and let live.”

And it’s not about “preventing bullying” of gays or transgenders or protecting people from getting beaten up physically “because of who they are.” If it really was about protecting people, then the activists would promote self-defense and that vulnerable people should be armed and educated in self-defense. Unfortunately many of these LGBT activists are just leftists whose agenda includes gun control and the government disarming law-abiding people and making them defenseless. And making vulnerable people defenseless.

No, the activists’ agenda is really about forcing acceptance of homosexuality and gender confusion. Well, someone’s private life is one’s own private business, and I also believe that homosexuals have a right to marry if they want to. But I don’t accept that lifestyle, because I don’t believe that anal intercourse is acceptable, because it’s unsanitary and harmful physically. And the transgender stuff, forcing people to agree with someone who is a male but thinks he is a female, etc. Make it against the law to use the “incorrect gender” pronoun (“misgendering”) when in actuality the scofflaw really is using the correct gender pronoun!

Sadly, in Amerika it seems that everything is sexualized and perverted, like a cult.

And then there are the ones on the other side. the ones who want to have a “Straight Pride” parade. Utter morons, in my view. Who the hell CARES what your sexual orientation or preference is? Those aspects of life are just part of everyday life. As was discussed on the Tom Knapp blog, being “proud” of being “straight” or gay, or tall or short, or white or black is just silly. People should be proud of their achievements or their families, etc.

And why the hell does “straight” refer to heterosexual? What do you mean by “straight” like “not having ED” or something? I think the whole thing is nuts. Those people who are actually going to be in a “Straight Pride” parade might need to have therapy, in my view. But the activists in the LGBT crowd seem more pushy now. I don’t care what you do in your private life, just leave ME alone!

Walter Williams on Reparations

Walter Williams has some things to ponder:

Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential elections are calling for reparations for slavery or for the study of reparations. Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren are leading the charge. Slavery was a gross violation of human rights. Justice would demand that slave owners make compensatory payments to slaves. Since both slaves and slave owners are no longer with us, such punishment and compensation is beyond our reach.

So which white Americans owe which black Americans how much? Reparations advocates don’t want that question asked, but let’s you and I ask it. Are the millions of European, Asian and Latin Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the 20th century responsible for slavery? What about descendants of Northern whites who fought and died in the War of 1861 in the name of freeing slaves? Should they cough up money for black Americans? What about non-slave-owning Southern whites, who were a majority of Southern whites — should their descendants be made to pay reparations?

On black people’s side of the ledger, thorny questions arise. Some blacks purchased other blacks as a means to free family members. But other blacks owned slaves for the same reason whites owned slaves — to work farms or plantations. Would descendants of these blacks be eligible for reparations?

Is Amazon.com Banning and Censoring Truthful Historical Books?

Paul Craig Roberts says that “whites were slaves in North Africa before blacks were slaves in the New World.” He has a lengthy article in which he cites important facts of history, and exposes how the political correctness fascists are censoring history, such as Amazon.com banning certain books telling actual history that the college campus loony-tunes don’t want their brainwashed inductees to know about. In the name of protecting black people’s and Jewish people’s victimhood identity, the censors don’t want people to know the truth.

Roberts links to another controversial article by Ron Unz, on Amazon’s book censorship and banning black historiography during Black History Month. Unz gets into those issues including the truth about the ADL.

Now, before anyone shouts, “Racist! Anti-Semite!” etc., etc., please actually read the articles.

More Articles

Walter Block provides a good reading list on the Civil Rights Act and libertarianism.

Antiwar.com with an article on a record number of Afghan civilians killed in 2018, by suicide bombings and U.S.-led air strikes.

Carl Watner has some voluntaryist books for sale.

Gary Barnett tells of his time in the Army. Conscription equals slavery.

And New York Post with an article on Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, missing in her own district. Phony baloney.

Important News and Commentary

Wendy McElroy writes about the revisions to Title IX, addressing false accusations and the return to due process on college campuses.

Aaron Kesel on Julian Assange being examined by doctors as MSM and Democrats push fake news story on meeting with Paul Manafort.

Becky Akers responds to Michael Rozeff on the abortion debate.

Jacob Hornberger on Russian Maria Butina pleading guilty to befriending the United States.

Zero Hedge with an article on Clinton Foundation whistleblowers testifying that “It operated as an unregistered foreign agent.”

José Niño on school gun-free zones: George H.W. Bush’s questionable gun control legacy.

And Daniel Mitchell on Piketty urging higher taxes in response to French tax revolt.

Soviet Weaponization of Psychiatry

Grove City College economics professor Mark Hendrickson writes an important piece on Soviet dissidents and the weaponization of psychiatry. He doesn’t get into this phenomenon, but on the college campuses and elsewhere in Amerika dissent and minority points of view are being suppressed, censored, shouted down, banished, and soon probably those unfortunate people may very well be put into psychiatric hospitals and said to be “mentally ill.”

Some Thought-Provoking Commentary

Wendy McElroy says the “Violence Against Women Act” is an insult to fairness, because the statistics of violence show that men are also victims of violence, and she cites a statistic that “‘55.5 percent’ of women and ‘43.2 percent’ of men ‘have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner’.”

Meanwhile, Jason Brennan with a controversial article discussing the use of violence in self-defense against agents of the State, i.e. government police.

Tom Mullen has the best argument against minimum wage laws: you don’t own other people.

The Victimhood Culture

Wendy McElroy writes about the modern “victimhood” culture. The #MeToo movement now says Believe All Women — who accuse men of sexual harassment or assault.

But what about those who are falsely accusing a male of something? For example, the Duke lacrosse case. For example, the university of Virginia case, involving the Rolling Stone reporter. Another example, Tawana Brawley. And those are very high profile cases that we know about. There are many others that have occurred that were not as highly publicized.

And was there the possibility that some of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers were just making it all up? Should we believe Dr. Ford, even though she seemed quite unbelievable?

Is there ever any justice for those who have been the victims of false accusation? What about the McMartins from the McMartin preschool case? That was quite a fiasco. And what about the Fells Acres Day Care case? It was the prosecutors who were guilty of child abuse, in my view, not the accused teachers.

What about “presumption of innocence”? What if some of the loud women activists are themselves one day falsely accused?

People who are proven to be false accusers, including prosecutors who knowingly withhold evidence that would exonerate the accused, should be convicted of such false accusation, and be given even stricter sentences than what the falsely accused victim would have been sentenced to if convicted.

Another aspect of the victimhood culture that Wendy McElroy writes about is that of group identity, in which if someone is a member of a particular racial group then one is already guilty of … something … and if one is a member of another designated racial group then one is a presumed victim. It doesn’t seem to matter what anyone actually does or says, but what someone’s skin color is, or what someone’s sex or ethnic background is, is what matters. So, in my view, the people advocating for this kind of group identity victimhood are the real racists and sexists.

Merely Unhinged? Nope. Literally CRAZY? Yup.

The conservatives and nationalists are bad enough, with their anti-immigration and anti-free market ignorance and idiocy, and their mystical “American Exceptionalism” religion. But the people on the left are beyond “unhinged.” Many of the people on the left are literally crazy people now. It’s not just “irrational” and “hysterical,” but demented, deranged, loony-tunes.

Paul Craig Roberts says that the “presstitutes” have abandoned journalism for political activism. But that’s nothing new. Way back in 2009, I wrote, “today’s journalism schools are no longer teaching the students and future news writers and editors and anchors, reporters and producers to seek answers to who, what, why, when, where and how. Now, a career in journalism means being an activist, and a do-gooder. Use your role as a reporter to show what a good thing it is to have everything done by the government, and smear and crush anyone who criticizes that agenda.”

As Roberts made reference to, the “liberal” media are actually getting their fans and fellow Trump-haters to protest the firing of attorney general Jeff Sessions! Rachel Maddcow is leading the charge. They are organizing protests all over the country to defend the racist, fascist drug warrior Sessions, the anti-immigration police statist Sessions, and the thieving corrupt “civil asset forfeiture” crook Jeff Sessions! And they’re doing all this because they HATE Donald Trump! So, they’re beyond “unhinged,” “irrational” and “hysterical” now, these people are just plain NUTS! They are literally crazy people.

At least the anti-immigration idiots on the other side are just ignorant, but not particularly crazy. But the people on the left? And this is thanks in large part to their dumb teachers in the public schools, a.k.a. government schools, and their college professors who, without government tax-thefts and government hand-outs to the colleges, would not be working at colleges and universities. Can you image if the schools and higher education were all run on the free market? We would not have the beyond stupidity we have now. We have a society of psychologically unstable people, thanks to government-controlled education.

The schools and universities are literally brainwashing the young with utter nonsense, made-up mythologies and fanatical dogmas, such as “transgender” in which if someone who is a male but thinks he’s a female is a female and others must be compelled to agree with it. And now someone who is age 69 wants to be legally viewed as 49 because that’s how old he feels.

And the youngins are being brainwashed to obediently follow the acceptable, politically correct ideologies of race-obsession, gender-obsession, sexual perversions and the necessity of intolerance and silencing those who are not on the race-obsessed, gender-obsessed, sexual perversions bandwagon.

Not just intolerance, but the young now seem to be trained to act violently against others. On the college campuses these same people are silencing and shouting down and in some cases physically assaulting those with whom they disagree.

The antifa-like mob who charged Tucker Carlson’s home this week are another example of the craziness. Not only do they want Carlson and other conservatives censored, as has already been the case via Twitter, Facebook and Google, but the deranged lunatics are going to the victims’ homes, harassing their spouses and children, posting their addresses online, and those of the victims’ siblings as well.

As Thomas DiLorenzo wrote on LRC blog,

This of course is just the latest episode in the Bolshevik Left’s attack on free speech, taking their cue from the late German Marxist Herbert Marcuse (a “celebrated” academic after coming to America, naturally), who popularized the notion in commie/Leftist circles back in the ’60s that only “the oppressed” (i.e., fellow Marxists) deserve tolerance and free speech, and “the oppressors” (people like the evil Tucker Carlson, or Yours Truly) do not.

The tactic of appearing at peoples’ homes to terrorize their families is right out of the Obama “community organizing” handbook, inspired by Obama/Hillary Clinton idol and inspiration Saul Alinsky and originally used by the union goon movement, but now part and parcel of Democrat Party strategy in general.

So, going to people’s homes. Carlson’s wife was there and called 911. One of the deranged mobsters was actually attempting to ram the front door and did cause it to crack. Do you think that if “protesters” go to someone’s home and criminally threaten the people inside with an attempted break-in that maybe the ones inside should assume that their lives are really in danger, and should shoot at the marauding invaders? It may have to come to that.

George Wallace was of a similar mentality to those anti-freedom mobs, but in some ways Wallace had the “fighting back” attitude backwards. Wallace said, “when we get to be the president and some anarchist lies down in front of our car, it will be the last car he’ll ever lie down in front of,” and he probably was serious. Except he was the thug who was being protested. He wasn’t someone who just spoke his ignorant mind (like Carlson), but was a public official who wanted to impose his anti-freedom ideas onto others. In those times, protesters really were protesting government thuggery.

George Wallace actually was a “racist.” As governor and Presidential candidate he wanted to have a governmentally-imposed segregated society, at the expense of private property and freedom of association, and including not allowing black students to enroll in public, taxpayer-funded schools and universities. But in the 1960s and ’70s did the protesters go to George Wallace’s home and try to break into his front door? Nope. Although he was shot and paralyzed by a wacko loony-tunes, not particularly by someone who expressed opinions about racism or politics.

But now, the “anti-racists” are just brainwashed with race-obsession ideology. Their protests are now irrational and fanatical. They are going to the home of a TV news host and threatening violence? He’s not even a government official.

And while “protesters” accuse Tucker Carlson of being a “Nazi,” a “racist” and a “hater,” he is the one who actually has political opponents, minorities and controversial figures on his TV show and interviews them to hear what they have to say. But the fanatical crazies on the left only want to SILENCE! their opponents. (Who’s the real “Nazi” now, hmmm?)

And many of these crazy, unhinged hysterical fanatics really believe that Donald Trump is also a “racist,” and a “Nazi,” because they don’t even know what those words really mean, or what Donald Trump’s actual views are, because they don’t read, or pay attention to the news. They are just hysterical.

The hysterical loony-tunes don’t know that Trump supports transgender bathroom laws, affirmative action laws, and favors single payer healthcare and “taxing the rich”  because he himself is an ignoramus just as they are. And you would think that these people on the left would support Trump and his love of eminent domain (government theft of private property), given how much they love the government being empowered to steal private property from others. But I digress.

Anyway, so these people on the left are not only very ignorant and irrational now, but also very dangerous and threatening. They do not seem to understand that their right to free speech (but not violence) is protected, but they also have to respect other people’s right to free speech.

Violence should never be tolerated. Can you imagine all the marches and protests that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had during the 1960s, if all those people went to the homes of “racists” (who actually were racists at the time, like George Wallace) and threatened them, such as the politicians who were passing Jim Crow-type of laws, and so on?

But now with so many of the young people being trained to act hysterically and violently by irrational high school teachers, college professors, news media activists and social justice warriors, they go after TV news people like Tucker Carlson, but they don’t criticize or protest the CIA, Pentacon, the DEA and IRS (i.e. actual criminals working within government violence), and they are protesting the firing of Jeff Sessions, the very racist government thug they should WANT to be fired! Nutsos!