This guy who spends all of his time online complaining about people who cheat at a first person shooter is also saying things like this:
Three days ago, the NY Times ran an editorial titled “China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine.” I disagree:
Our stringent government co-parent quickly made its presence felt. The girls’ Chinese kindergarten lectured us on everything, including how many hours our daughters should sleep, what they should eat and their optimal weight. Each morning all of the students performed calisthenics in straight rows and raised China’s red flag while singing the national anthem.
I don’t see where she can claim that her children pledging allegiance to the Chinese flag are American. Now, I don’t blame the Chinese for having them pledge. You attend school in China, you gotta expect these sorts of things, after all the Chinese government is paying for the schooling, they get to dictate things like this, even when noting that children here in the US are not required to do the same.
Raising kids in China was a plus in other ways — such as the heavy censorship, which results in a kid-friendly internet, and national limits on how many hours young people can spend playing online video games.
She celebrates the clean, orderly society.
Ironically, the tight control of the Communist Party surveillance state results in its own kind of freedom: With crime and personal safety concerns virtually eliminated, our daughters were riding the subway unsupervised in a city of around 26 million people from the age of 11. A constant but benign (and mostly unarmed) police presence kept order
What she refers to as “the police” are unarmed, but they are little more than informants for the secret police and the military, who are certainly armed and will have you eliminated if you so much as speak out against the government. I would hardly call that benign.
She talks about how much safer it is to live in China because they don’t have active shooter drills. We could ask the 2 million Uyghurs how much safer they feel, as the Chinese government engages in genocide to wipe them out. Or perhaps we could contact one of the people inside of the “Lao Gai,” what the Chinese call their reeducation camps. Except they can’t really be asked, now can they?
We will just have to read the words of Ovalbek Turdakun and his wife and son. Ovalbek is the first Christian to speak out about his detention in the camps in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. He escaped and made his way to the US after being held in a concentration camp for the simple crime of being a Christian. In a news conference on April 13, Ovalbek described a 10-month detention by the Chinese government that included torture and forced injections. Life in the camps includes indoctrination, rape, torture and coercive organ harvesting. Uyghur women are at the mercy of forced abortions and sterilizations.
Chinese officials took Ovalbek from his home in Xinjiang in February 2018 because they said he had stayed longer on a previous trip to Kyrgyzstan than was allowed, Axios reported. Ovalbek and other inmates were tortured in “tiger chairs,” devices in which prisoners are frequently held in painful positions for hours or days. They were shocked with electric prods when they sought to change their positions, he said, according to Axios.
[Prisoners were] forced to take pills and herbal teas, as well as “different kinds of injections,” Ovalbek said. The prisoners experienced hearing loss and fluids leaking from their ears after injections, he told Axios. He was unable to walk for months and had to be carried by other prisoners, Ovalbek said, according to Axios.
But we have this traitorous bitch who comes here to the US, spreading communist propaganda and trying to make it seem as though China is some sort of communist utopia, even as the CCP is killing and imprisoning millions of people.
This is where we are. The Chinese are taking over this nation without ever firing a shot because so many of our own citizens are whores who sell out for money that has no real value. I guess that she thinks her kids turned out fine, but we all know that they learned to believe that it is OK to treat people who oppose the government like those in the Lao Gai. It’s practically part of the Communist platform.
The World Economic Forum says that the average car is “only being used 4% of the time” so most people shouldn’t be permitted to own a car. Doing the math, this means that the average person drives their car an hour a day.
Most people have a computer and a cell phone, even though they are given one by their employer. This increases your carbon footprint, they say.
If people only replace their phone every five years instead of every three, they would reduce their carbon footprint, they say.
So the World Economic Forum thinks that we, the peasants, should not own cars. We shouldn’t own phones or computers. No, if we need one, it will be issued to us. Once every five years.
Who determines what you need? Why they do, of course. Not you.
This is nothing more than Soviet style communism.
Andrew Wilkow has coined a phrase called the “everyman king.” It is the idea that the American dream turns every property owner into royalty. You own land, a home, and most of the same luxuries owned by the elites. This means that the everyman has the same access to the same luxuries that the elites have. This cannot be permitted to stand. What good is it being an elite, if any member of the public can get the same stuff that you can?
This is the essence of communism- it is sold to the public as a plan to make everyone equal, but it of course does nothing of the sort, and never has. All communism is good at doing is making those in charge of the communist party into elites who have access to those luxuries that have been denied the everyman.
The Rittenhouse trial has exposed a central belief of the antigun left. There is this article, from a licensed New York attorney who specializes in International Human Rights and Islamic studies. The central belief of her opinion?
Kyle Rittenhouse had viable alternatives to patrolling the streets of Kenosha with an AR-15-style rifle… He chose otherwise, and that choice should have had legal consequences.
Then there are several student organizations at Arizona State University, including: the Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU. All of them are communist organizations, most are race based.
One of these groups- La MEChA, even has this in their constitution:
Chicano and Chicana students of Aztlan must take upon themselves the responsibilities to promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza with an emphasis on indigenous consciousness to continue the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlan.
This MEChA group has a chapter on many College Campuses in this country. For example, they posted on the University of Texas webpage in 2007 (since taken down):
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal “gringo” invasion of our territories
I wrote about them in 2007, back when they were advocating for an armed rebellion. It appears as though they don’t mind guns, as long as the guns are in their hands, not the hands of their would-be victims.
The groups are demanding that Rittenhouse be expelled from Arizona State. In their statement, they had this to say:
Rittenhouse took the lives of innocent people with the intent to do so—by strapping an assault rifle to himself in a crowd of unarmed citizens. That is the textbook definition of intention.
Nevermind that the citizens he shot were armed with a length of chain, a skateboard being used as a club, a handgun, incendiaries, and other weapons. No, having a firearm for self defense is, to the commies, evidence that you intend to commit murder.
The Rittenhouse case is being used as an indictment of armed self defense as a concept. They hordes of violent Antifa and BLM warriors need unarmed victims for their tactics to work. If their intended victims are armed and begin to actively resist, their movement falls apart.
There is a reason why those “protests” have only been successful in Democrat run, gun restricted states. When your victims have the means of resistance, it’s a bit harder for them to become victims in the first place.
Because ‘Everybody Takes a Beating Sometimes’
For years, we have heard the communists on the left scream about the one percent. The one percent has been demonized for decades. Now that the left has fleeced that particular sheep for as much as they can get, it is time to lower the bar and come after the next target. They are calling it the “9.9 percent.”
Unlike one of the one percent, you probably know someone who is in the 9.9 percent. It takes surprisingly little income to get there, just $158,000 a year puts you into the top ten percent of wage earners in the United States. This is where you find all sorts of educated professionals: doctors, engineers, lawyers, and accountants, just to name a few.
This demographic has a fairly low net worth, too. This group has a new worth of as little as $1.2 million. If you own your own home, have a 401K, and don’t carry a lot of consumer debt, you are probably there.
So what does the left think of this demographic?
- You are white or Asian.
- You believe in the value of education
- You had your children in a planned and responsible way (not at 16)
- They think you have a “misguided belief that success depends on merit”
- You claim to have a prejudiced free view of others, which is often a way of evading the economic privilege that is at the base of your success
This is pure class warfare with a racial spin. This is the basis of the communist belief system. They want people to believe that those who are successful did so because they had some kind of hidden advantage that is unavailable to those who are poor.
We have seen this time and again in history- those who would seize power would tell the public that it isn’t their fault they aren’t successful, it is the fault of those who are somehow cheating.
One of my wife’s friends is from Cuba. That friend has been dating a man from Puerto Rico, and the boyfriend has a child from a previous marriage. Let’s refer to the kid as Carlos. I first met Carlos about six years ago, when he was eight years old or so. He was a decent kid who collected coins as a hobby. He’s fourteen now. He has been in the process of “finding himself” for the past few months.
It happens. My niece decided she was gay. Then a few months later, no longer gay, but a vegetarian. Now she is back to Pescatarian. I guess kids have to experiment. My son did something similar when he was 15 or so. He decided that he wanted to be Socialist, mostly because he thought the government should pay for everything. That phase lasted until he got his first paycheck and saw how much was taken out in taxes. “This is bullshit,” was the phrase he used.
Anyway, back to Carlos. He came home recently and announced that he is a Marxist. On his visitation weekends with Mom (who is also a hardcore lefty), the two of them have been going to protest marches in places like Tallahassee, where he is waving signs saying things like “Capitalism kills” along with signs disparaging the US military, calling them baby killers, that sort of thing. He also marches with the Defund the Police, things like that.
My wife’s friend was willing to ignore it. She found a Che shirt in his closet. As a Cuban, she came unglued. I’ve seen the kid’s social media posts. He blames the US for supporting Pinochet, says he was elected and the US is to blame for supporting a dictator. He claims he is going to head to Canada as soon as he is 18. (Why do they always pick Canada?)
I can’t talk to the disgusting little monster without wanting to punch him in the face. Oh, and mom? That little communist is a certified nutcase. She is also a middle school social studies teacher.
If everyone has more money, money is worth less. Who knew?
Let’s say that I gave every single person in the world a million dollars. We would all be rich, right? Of course not. How would I buy a sandwich? No one would be willing to sell me one for $5, because they don’t need $5. They have a million. Money would be so commonplace, it would be worthless.
This concept seems to escape those who push for a higher minimum wage, who are all now surprised that the massive government money giveaways and higher wages have reduced their purchasing power. What they don’t understand is that higher wages aren’t reduced by inflation, higher wages CAUSE inflation.
There will always be some who have more than others, because some are smarter, some work harder, some are just more fortunate. You can’t change that by handing out money, because money isn’t wealth.