Tough Choices

October 24, 2016

Life is not ideal. Life is not perfect. In fact, life can be mean and nasty.
We all know it. And yet, many forget this simple fact when it comes to making choices.
Life presents constantly choices to you. Now, whether you like those choices or not doesn’t matter because there are no others.
Let me give you a real life example, a real story that happened to my brother.
He was riding his bicycle down a hill when a car came suddenly out of a side street.
It didn’t help him that he had the right of way and that the car was supposed to wait.
Worse, the driver didn’t continue driving but the car stopped on the road.
My brother pulled the brakes hard but he realized that there was no way that he could stop in time or that he could get around the car.
He realized that he would hit the side of the car but he still could choose WHERE to hit the car.
He could choose to hit the back or the front of the car. If he chose to hit the back of the car, with almost absolute certainty he would sustain serious, potentially fatal, injuries because almost all of the impact energy would be absorbed by his body and he could also hit the windows or the roof of the car with his head.
If he chose to hit the front of the car the bicycle would absorb all of the immediate impact energy while he would fly over the engine hood and land somewhere on the road. That would still involve the risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries but his chances to come out much less harmed were much better.
Of course, from a purely technical point of view he had still other choices.
He could choose to do nothing, stay the course and sing “Que sera, sera. What ever will be, will be.”.
In that case, someone else, life or fate or whatever would make the choice for him.
He could still try to get around the car.
But no matter what other choices he could technically make, the fact is, that only two outcomes were realistically possible.
He would either hit the front or the back.
Thank the Lord, my brother made the right choice and chose to hit the front. Thank the Lord, miraculously, he was almost unharmed.
This brings me to the American presidential election. Because so many people have already committed themselves to vote either Clinton or Trump there are only two possible outcomes: Trump or Clinton.
While I don’t think that Trump is that bad, I don’t understand how some who call themselves conservatives cannot bring themselves to vote for Trump because he is not conservative enough or because he is supposedly a buffoon.
Many of those same conservatives have constantly complained about Obavez (Mr. Hope and Change) for eight years.
I don’t understand why conservatives who think that Trump is not the ideal Republican or a flawed candidate would rather give  power to a Democrate candidate who is as much to the left as Mao Tsetung and who is much more flawed than Trump on any level.
Because Trump is not conservative enough let’s give power to someone who is even less conservative.
Technically they can choose to vote neither Trump nor Clinton but that doesn’t change the fact that they will still get Trump or Clinton.
So, you can fool yourself that there are other choices. You can choose either Trump or Clinton or you can sing “Que sera, sera”.

Yesterday I’ve had an interesting discussion with one who has fallen for the biggest myth that the Left has ever created.
It is THE foundation of the whole rotten, stinking ideology of the Left, an ideology that has been packaged and repackaged under different names and in different variants, all built on the same premise.
This premise is the myth of wealth distribution as a zero-sum game. In other words: the wealth one gains has to be taken from someone else. If one becomes rich someone else has to become poor.
This argument is so pervasive and yet it is so easy to shoot down.
I brought up the mother of all counter-arguments which my interlocutor could not refute.
Let’s go back in time 10,000 years. Our ancestors were hunters, gatherers and scavengers. By today’s standards they lived in abject poverty. Health care was virtually non-existent. Live expectancy was perhaps 30 to 40 years. Housing was primitive at best. Life was an uncertain constant struggle against nature. The possessions of the average person were very few. Even chiefs of tribes or kings were hardly better off than today’s average worker.
Then a technological revolution happened. Agriculture was invented.
At one point in time the persons who invented or constantly improved agriculture were able to produce more food than they themselves consumed.
This surplus made the stock breeders and farmers wealthier than the hunters and gatherers without making the hunters and gatherers poorer.
Not only didn’t the hunters and gatherers become poorer, they became RICHER because of agriculture.
Because of the food surplus produced by agriculture some people could devote all their time and energy to doing highly specialized work, producing things such as pottery, weapons, tools, clothing etc.
These specialists traded the goods they produced for food.
The hunters and gatherers traded some of their food and other things they produced for better, more effective weapons, traps and other tools.
This in turn allowed them to hunt more efficiently, enabling them to produce more food and INCREASE their wealth.
Thus was all of our civilization born.
Bottom line: Increasing your wealth by producing something that other people need or other people want increases the wealth for ALL.

With the attacks by allah-u-akbar-yelling muslims on European civilians in recent months and weeks the mainstream media felt the need to cover up the role of islam in these attacks.
In so doing they shot themselves in the foot. Aside from the fact that it makes little difference to the victims and their loved ones whether they were attacked by terrorists or ‘mentally ill lone wolfes’ the fact that these mentally ill murderers were all muslims raises whole new questions.
Why is it that muslims are way more likely to become lunatics going on a killing spree?
More to the point, are they insane because they are muslims or are the muslims because they are insane?

This Video Broke My Heart

August 23, 2016

The video below shows how a “Palestinian” father sends his son towards Israeli soldiers and how he tells them to kill his son. To call this pile of crap a man would be an insult to all men. A men’s natural reaction is to stand before the child and protect it.
It’s pure evil what this father does to his son.
The video breaks my heart because this sweet, cute, innocent child with all the promises of the future in his eyes is turned into a jew-hating zombie whose future is hate, misery,  death and destruction. How sad. So sad.

Political Correct Insanity

August 23, 2016

Here’s an exmple of how to use politcal correctness consistently … and become insane in the process.

Headline: “Muslim man kills woman with axe in a train”.
Not good. Painting muslims with a broad brush. Let’s try again.
“Man kills women with axe in a train”.
Not good. That’s unfair and offending to men.
“Human being kills woman with axe in a train”.
What? All human beings are killers?
“Mammal kills woman with axe in a train”.
Now you’re offending mammals.
“Animal kills woman with axe in a train”.
You’re inciting hate against animals.
“Life form kills woman with axe in a train”.
What? You want to give ammunition to the haters of life forms?
“A bunch of chemical compounds kills women with axe in a train”.
No, No, No. You chemical-compound-phobe …
Enough. I’ve had it with this crap.
“Something kills women with axe in a train”.
We don’t want to put something under general suspicion. Do we?
Fine, this is my last version.
“Something or nothing kills woman with axe in a train”.

If you have never heared of the term Paperism, don’t worry.
It’s a term I’ve just made up. Paperism is the belief in the magical power of paper.
In partcular it perfectly describes the illness of Europe’s elites, especially the “progressives”, lefists and socialists. These champions of multiculturalism believe that the religion and culture of the illegal immigrants they are flooding Europe with doesn’t matter because, after all, we have laws and constitutions that protect and govern our states. As if our laws and constitutions have magical powers in and of themselves. Any law and constitution, even the best one, is a worthless piece of paper without people who respect, enforce and protect it.
So, flooding your country with people who don’t give an excrement about your laws and constitution is a sure recipe for disaster.
Throughout history multiculturalism has never worked. At best, diverse ethnicities, cultures and religions have lived under a dominant culture. Examples are the Roman empire or the Austro-Hungarian empire.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand this.
If you are an older guy like me, you might remember Microsoft’s Windows 3.1.
This operating system was notorious for crashing frequently because it was the equivalent of multiculturalism in the computer world. It employed something called cooperative multitasking. Multitasking, the ability of running multiple programs on the same computer at the same time, was achieved in the following manner. A program would run for some milliseconds and then it would relinquish control of the CPU to the operating system which in turn would give control of the CPU to another program.
All this worked only if the programs played by the rules. If a program didn’t play by the rules either because the programmer made a mistake (most of the times) or because he just didn’t give a damn about the rules, Windows crashed.
Modern multitasking systems are preemptive, meaning that the operating system interrupts a program and gives control of the CPU to another program. The operating system has the ultimate control of the CPU and the memory.
After this short excursion into the computer world, some words about Donald Trump who with all his flaws is infinitely better than Hillary Clinton. I’m not a believer in isolationism but Trump makes a good case for his kind of isolationism. Let’s face it. Obavez, Mister-peace-in-our-time, is himself a kind of isolationist. He is always an isolationist when it comes to retreating from Islam and creating a vacuum that the most savage and barbaric muslims use in order to spread islam in its original form. He is only an interventionist when it comes to toppling regimes that are insufficiently islamic. With his former seretary of state, Clinton, we can expect more of the same.
Anyway, the Left should love Trump for his isolationism. Isn’t according to them America’s meddling in other countries the root of all terrorism, violence, evil and poverty in the world?
At the same time the Left itself wants global governance and it wants to impose laws and regulations, for example regarding climate change, reduction of poverty (aka wealth redistribution) etc. on all countries of the world.
This brings us to the mother of all paperisms. The belief that global laws and regulations have magical powers in and of themselves. They are worthless pieces of papers unless there is a power big enough to enforce them globally.
That, of course would create all the problems that are the result of meddling in other countries.
Surely, one has to be nuts to be a good leftist.

Not Even The Dead …

March 24, 2016

Not even the dead can have peace with the “religion of peace”.
At a memorial in Brussels muslims ripped up Israeli flags or covered them with the “Palestinian” flag.
SICK and very symbolic. They cannot exist without destroying others.

See the video

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