Diary of a Mad Conservative offered up what she called, “a new take on an old theme.” I liked it. Pointed. A little humorous. A little chilling. A lot effective. Enjoy the spookiness
Cheers you visionary viewers
First, if you’ve got six minutes to spare, check out this bit of YouTubery I found on my brother-in-law’s Facebook page. It’s a bit of an eye opener, NSFW, but it should get you to understand that there is a strong contingent of folks on the “left,” who identify as “liberal,” that believe they should be done with the pretense and identify as communist, socialist, marxist, etc. Here’s the video:
Now then… I agree with him, it would make it so much simpler for those of us that identify as “conservative.” Why bring this bit of tension that exists about labels? Because we have them for a reason, and pretending otherwise does no one any favors. In fact, it’s an element that tends to mitigate against our own interests. Part of the problem with the conservative movement to begin with is it’s failure to understand countercultures. David Swindle has a great article up at PJMedia: Our Deceitful Marxist President’s Cruel War on Sick Medicinal Marijuana Patients. Like I said, this is a quickie… But only for me, cause I’m urging you to take the time to read his article. The last book he mentions is AWESOME stuff, I loved it. Anyway, check him out – he’s worth the read!!
AmeriKAZAM! is a new entry into both political punditry (but more in the mold of Richard Kahane’s Rules for Radical Conservatives) and Comic Book Reviews… Really, how cool is that? Combining both the comics’ graphics and some biting commentary makes for some fun and enlightening reading. Perhaps you’ll move away from being a SAP (SubParAmerican) and become a participating patriot after a few “boots-to-the-head” commentary. Check out “Making the Stupid Stupider” and spend some time browsing around the new home of Team AK. I think you’ll enjoy it immensely!
Kind of hard not to like Mr. Scrappleface’s new gig. Kind of like NewsBusters but delivered with his characteristic deadpan that has a devastating aftershock Check him out.
Holy Moly!! If this doesn’t look like fun, then you’ve probably got a clean or germ disorder Enjoy
Update: I’ve had a few inquiries about the dirty dash… Check it out!
This originated as a note over on Facebook, and it occurred to me that it would work as a post here, though it is a bit personal. Ignore it if it makes you uncomfortable, we often do that anyway… Here it is:
I may have made a terrible mistake in dropping out of high school. There are a few holes in my education. I noticed some of these holes, and initially, I started filling them with famous books I’d seen mentioned in the paper or news or movies… and discovered a disparity in the books’ content and the content in the media where I’d discovered the book. Reading Mamet’s new book, The Secret Knowledge, reminded me in some ways of my own conversion.
I am not, by popular measures, a towering success. I live a pretty much average middle class life. The only worthy successes in my life are not my own. In fact, these successes are what my children have become despite my meddling and failures. This is largely due to my one towering achievement… being smart enough to recognize the valuable person that is my wife.
Still, there have been some achievements. I have filled a lot of holes in my education over the years. Having read many of the books that my children’s teachers claimed to summarize for the children’s benefit, I’ve found that the teachers are either ignorant of the content in these books (e.g., they may have uncritically accepted what some college professor fed them ~ I am being charitable) or they are just plain lying about the content. I noticed the same mischaracterizations in our media/entertainment as a young adult, and now, as a curmudgeon, it’s really starting to piss me off. What to do…?
Agitate. “Challenge the dominant paradigm.” Do what the current purveyors of our culture claimed was honorable back in the sixties and seventies ~ be active in your community. Exercise your right to assembly with like minded folks. Recognize that they are the establishment… the establishment media that is. Make the finding of truth more important than searching for it. Get involved… especially in the making of our culture by influencing our entertainment, who entertains us, what we choose to be entertained by, and of course, exercising our franchise boldly, intelligently, and thankfully. My wish, or prayer if you prefer, is that our citizens will take the time to fill in the holes of their education where they find them… more important, search out those holes. And Read.
I’ve a couple of truly worthwhile videos line up here, the kind that should raise an eyebrow, the blood pressure, or more. Now then, I love the arts, but my strongest passion is reserved for my country and countrymen. Moreover, I want to see other peoples enjoy what we too often take for granted, and now, even more often let be taken from us by the soft power of cultural transmogrification. This is an easy six minutes.
Having watched Hitchens and Hanson, please, take the time for Bill Whittle’s video. Follow the suggestion about visiting Amazon for Victor Davis Hanson’s nice little broadside. It’s a short yet stunning read!! Oh, and consider becoming a “Citizen Producer,” it’s worth the price of admission.
Tired of hearing our blue brethren whine about nuanced views of this or that, when what they usually mean is, “let’s obfuscate the issue?” Here’s Bill Whittle on a very nuanced view of several memes that have been offered as retreads lately… concerning the killing of USB ~ no, no, no, not that port in your computer. Oh, alright, Osama bin Laden. The FBI has pretty much stuck with Usama, but either way, this is another devastating little video!