Media Blitz

Hated… time and time again
Force fed, suppress senseless fear of difference
True self suppression, hollow dreams of misery
Blind wish to see
Indifference to be
Freedom, expressionless bouts of legislation
True self repression, take a stance of fall to your needs
Corrupt in the system
Laws bent to other needs
God fearing idiocy
Ignore just pleas
Blind wish to see
Indifference to be
Concrete hypocrisy
Weigh heavily
Idiosyncrasy
Ruling powers be
Idiosyncrasy
Never really free

by The Germs (Darby Crash, Pat Smear)

The news media are like a pack of sharks circling around waiting for their first sniff of blood in the water.  When that blood does seep into the water, the mere thought of a ratings bonanza sends them into frenzy attacking whatever has spilled that blood.  This is what we are seeing whenever Trump says something way out in left field.  I personally can’t stand Trump.  I think he is a phony and a crook.  However, I don’t believe he’s stupid as everyone wants to pretend that he is.  In fact, I see a very intelligent man who knows how to work the media to do his bidding.  Ask yourself this, how do you keep the headlines with your name in it?  Establish controversy by saying something so off the wall that the media can’t ignore it.  This guy knows the media well since he’s been in it so many times before.  He knows how to work the media to keep the limelight on him at all times and thus keeping it off Hillary (unless it’s negative then he lets it be).

I believe the news media is the reason why Trump is, so far, a success.  Yes, I blame the media for putting Trump to the forefront of everything.  I can’t turn on CNN, MSNBC, FOX or any other news station without being bombarded by Trumps Cheeto tan, raccoon eyes, and ridiculous toupee.  I’ve boycotted all news channels because of this.  If the media is so inclined to bashing Trump, why are they ignoring the fact that they are giving free air time each time he says something crazy?  I seriously doubt the Liberal lean of news media and that what interests them more are ratings rather than political persuasion. If indeed the news media wants to crush Trump then they need only to stop being played by him.  We know, though, that they won’t…strike that….they CAN’T resist throwing the limelight on him because, like any addict, they need that ratings fix that is induced by the majority of people who are thrown into a seething anger whenever Trump is mentioned.

This is the media blitz, folks, and it’s tearing our country apart with divisiveness and half truths.  Everyone who hasn’t the time to research everything said by every politician simply parrot what the chosen interpretation of a news blurb whether it’s from Trump instigating foreign hackers or the misconstrued idea of “death panels” contained within a healthcare reform legislation.  The media tells us what they want us to believe rather than objectively stating the news of the day.  Objectivity in the news is long gone and probably will never resurrect from the dead.

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I’m Pro-Second Amendment

I believe it’s every Americans right to arm themselves especially in a world so inclined towards violence.  I believe also that we need to use the laws that we already have on the books to make sure that people are safe from gun violence.

I think it’s sexist to tell a woman to use a whistle in the event that she’s about to be assaulted.  Women especially should be able to conceal carry a gun as an alternative to the whistle method that anti-Second Amendment would want.  Their emotional plea for a gun free society is selfish in that it establishes that since they don’t have gun nor need one that no one else should.  Now, there are those who seem anti-gun, but aren’t.  Those folks simply want gun laws that protect people from gun violence.  In fact, my wife has thought (more so lately with the insanity we’re seeing around the world and in our country) about going through the lengthy process of getting a gun and I can’t blame her.  I absolutely support her in doing so.  When I can’t be with her at all times, I believe it’s imperative that she keep herself safe whatever way possible.  She’s not dumb nor irresponsible so it goes without saying that she would do fine owning a gun.

Those who wish to limit access to guns want to blatantly trample on the Constitution, be my guest because I can guarantee that a majority of Americans are pro-Second Amendment especially witnessing the horrors of the 20th Century when fascist/communist governments disarmed their people in order to have absolute control over the people.  What limits should be placed on gun ownership should be a dialog opened up between those want to limits gun ownership and those who don’t.  It needs to be civil and without condescending remarks.  Without this criteria in place nothing will happen that will appeal to both sides of the aisle.

2016: The Fracturing of the Democratic and Republican Parties

Watching the insanity of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz dealing with the fallout of her comments on Bernie Sanders and the disunity at the RNC last week, what we’re witnessing is (FINALLY) the fracturing of the two parties dominance over American politics.  Since I’ve been politically active I’ve never seen such deep fissures develop within the two major parties.  I celebrate these developing fissures because it finally allows for the seeds of Third Parties to take root and grow through.  So far, it seems that the Libertarian and Green parties may be able to finally develop momentum to progress and start taking seats of power in DC.

With the apparent sabotage of Bernie Sanders campaign by his own party perhaps we can see him break away from the Democratic Party and take up the reigns of another party that is willing to allow him to do his work in the way he wants to. What happened to Bernie Sanders was the act of a party willing to be tyrannical and unfair in its dealings with those whom they don’t agree with.  Bernie Sanders was right from the get go, that the system is rigged and he was the victim of a rigged system within his own party, the Democratic Party.

Ted Cruz, I wonder if he too was the victim of the rigged system within the Republican Party?  It would only make sense for the ascension of that Prince of Clowns Donald Trump.  Ted Cruz has the integrity to not bow down at the feet of Trump like all of the other fools in Jester Trumps court did at the RNC last week.  However, people have called into question the political future of Ted Cruz within the Republican Party.  That should concern Ted Cruz very much and should get the gears turning in his head whether or not he should jump off the sinking Republican ship and find a Third Party lifeboat waiting for him nearby.

As centrist I would rather be having an election between Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders.  Such an election would make it difficult to figure whom I’ll vote for, but I’d rather have that than having the option of Criminal Hillary or Criminal Trump.  The current two choices just make me want to write in George Carlins name rather than have to vote for the Democrat or Republican criminal.

Yes, I relish the deep fissures within both the Democrat and Republican parties because their power over American politics will begin (hopefully) to wane allowing for a Third Party to take up the challenge of leadership in America.  A true democracy doesn’t have you choosing trash over garbage.  A true democracy allows the trash, garbage and fresh to campaign for leadership.  So let both parties fall apart, don’t try to mend them.  They must understand that they can’t hold power forever and that eventually their tyranny can end allowing a Third Party into DC.

The New Ghostbusters Movie

A lot of discussion has been had about this movie and most of it tends to hit on the issue of gender in the movie.  There are people who call those who speak out against it as sexist while those who speak out against t blame PC, feminism.  I find both arguments to be ridiculous and misses something that’s endemic in Hollywood these days: the reboot of older movies.  What’s coming out of Hollywood are mostly reboots due to the probability that Hollywood is afraid of investing in original stories.  The only reboot that I believe was done excellent are the Star Trek movies.  JJ Abrams made that his movie franchise by totally overhauling the timeline in the beginning of the first movie.  However, the other reboots have tried to retell the story but tragically failed.  I have yet to see the new Ghostbusters reboot and unlike the hate mongers on both sides of the argument (over a damn movie mind you) my gripe is not that the storyline isn’t consistent with the originals (ie: the women being the children of the original Ghostbusters which would’ve really cool) nor is it the fact that it has women taking the roles of what has been male for most of the franchise (which is not a bad thing, women need role models that aren’t anorexic, bimbos who aren’t truly empowered).  No, none of that bothers me, it’s the rebooting of a franchise to begin with.  It shows a lack of fortitude by Hollywood to take a chance on an original story/movie and it shows that imagination in Hollywood is dwindling to mere regurgitation of old movies.

And for those who are making this political, just stop….it’s a movie.  There are bigger problems to deal with such as having two criminals running for President this year.

First World Privilege

Having read an article talking about white, hetero, male, cis {add whatever stupid  label you wish} privilege, I thought the privilege that ALL Americans share which is First World Privilege.  Yes, First World Privilege, the privilege shared by those of all faiths, creeds, color, socio-economic class, gender, orientation and so forth, to complain about their lives being “oppressed” (while not suffering the consequences of what a truly oppressed civilization and people endure, I mean just ask a North Korean or a citizen of Eritrea). An oppressed, truly oppressed, nation and people do not enjoy such privilege. Lets also tack on the access to the plethora of available high tech gadgets such as cellphones, computers, gaming consoles, flat screen TVs and such.  A poor nation does not have this privilege.  Most citizens in poor countries barely have running water let alone access to the internet.

So, next time someone wants to lecture others on their supposed privilege remember, remember to check your First World Privilege.

This goes Right and Left, none of you are oppressed….except in your minds.

ThinkProgress and Its Blatant Ignorance on Asatru

One of my favorite Asatru groups, The Asatru Community posted an article written by the supposedly progressive website Think Progress titled The Religion of Choice for White SupremacistsIt illustrates the same stereotypical nonsense that Christians today use to demonize our Heathen faith, that it’s filled with primarily hateful minions of neo-Nazis and other white supremacy groups. As someone who s half Hispanic, I have to say I take offense to the misrepresentation of our Heathen faith.  First off, ThinkProgress is supposed to be a progressive site which means progressing past creating hateful stereotypes and mocking minority religious faiths.  For example lets look at this line:

“It’s a comic book religion in a lot of ways,”

Really?  That’s the same nonsense that conservative Christians have said to me many times.  Taking up this mantle of trying to discredit a valid faith is a low blow and only shows the similarities that ignorance of certain instills.  It’s much like how Donald Trump has tried to discredit the Islamic faith.  So, in order to further demonize a faith that some on the Left feel is catering to white supremacy they need to stoop into the cesspool that is Donald Trump?

I understand bringing awareness to the bastardization of Asatru by filthy racists, but the article smacks of painting a picture of a faith with a really broad brush.  Not all Asatruar are racists and not all Asatruar are white.  Perhaps an interview with non-racist Asatruar might have helped expand the minds of the authors of this hideous, hateful article.  Instead, they only cite white supremacists, which are only a minority in our Heathen faith.  If you replaced Islamacists with white supremacists and replace the cited material with quotes from jihadists ThinkProgress would be all over the article saying it was Islamophobic and offensive.  In this case, I think it’s proper to state that perhaps ThinkProgress has a tendency towards Asatruophobia.  How else do you explain such a ridiculous article that is offensive in its own right?  How do you explain the one sidedness and ignorance that is displayed?  Asatruophobia.  The same phobia that monotheists tend to be infected with.

I am a half Hispanic Asatruar and I am proud of my religion and thankful for the Gods calling upon me.  This is something that, unless experienced, many won’t ever know nor feel.   I don’t feel that I’m special because I felt the Gods calling me, it’s just an exhilerating feeling to feel the Gods walking nearby in the wooded groves or feeling the thunder rumbled the ground and believing that it’s Thor striking the anvil with mjolnir.  Call me silly or insane, so be it.  I’m not trying to convert to my belief system.  This is how my soul feels.  It’s simply a connection with the Divine, which is something anyone can feel deep in their soul.

The Art of Not Taking Sides

I don’t take any sides on the conflicts between others.  I give everyone their fair share of attention.  I don’t agree entirely with Right or Left.  I believe both sides have their great qualities and good ideas while having really illogical ideas.  So, do I agree entirely with what others have said about Rhyd or what Rhyd has said about his detractors?  No.  I reiterate the fact that I do not know any of the writers personally nor what they hold in their hearts.  I follow G&R and Rhyd Wildermuth as well as other spectrum opinions simply because you get the whole story of human politics.  Only having one side of the issue or idea is the act of being close minded.  If what others say fills you with rage and how dare they do that to you, then you’re not as open minded as you believe.  You’re being intolerant.  I enjoy reading the thoughts of others and being secure in what I believe in it doesn’t fill me with rage.  I can watch Wild Bill for America on Youtube with serenity and not be angered by some of his nonsensical beliefs.  I can read Richard Dawkins works on atheism and not be angered by his assumption that people who believe in deity are morons.  This is the world we live in where varying ideas along the political spectrum exist and will always exist.  Capitalism will never fall as long as people want to create businesses and profit off of them.  Socialism will never go away as long as people feel oppressed by a system.  So, we preach coexistence with the other faiths, why not apply that to the political ideologies that exist and will always exist?  About time to evolve, don’t you think?

So come what may in the realm of political and religious discourse, I will never take a side.  Occasionally I will play Devils Advocate, but that’s entirely different than taking a side.  It’s moving a conversation along by positing a hypothetical into the fray.  Call me a coward, a collaborator, so be it.  You don’t know me.

I Cannot Give You What You Ask For…

A really well done piece on Rhyds latest entry

Son of Hel

So Rhyd wrote a new post on his personal Blog. Which, I will honestly say, I found by accident. I wasn’t looking for it or hunting stuff down. Literally just popped up. And it starts off like this:

I don’t normally do this, but unfortunately, it’s time.

I’m linking to a document that you really need to read. It’s a collection of words that I think will make you as nauseated and angry as I am.  How these people could possibly have thought we’d allow them to continue degrading and denigrating so many innocent people is beyond me.

I’m really sorry to be the person to point this out, but you really need to know these things. Follow the link–you’ll be really fucking angry too.

So I see this and I’m like, ‘Gods, what is he gonna do now?’ Because really, what reaction could I have at this point…

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Oklahoma Pagan Family Targeted

I feel this is something that needs to be watched closely.  One of the fears that I have with Trump, despite him being a flagrant fake, has the ability to do like what Hitler did and use the Christian religion as a means for fanning the flames of hatred across the country which means probable attacks against non-monotheistic religions.  You won’t see this breach of liberty reported on the news or in the religious freedom community, populated by Christians who feel persecuted.

Angst

When angst percolates in one’s soul it becomes the antithesis of what you truly are.  Recently, I’ve written some rather negative things in the heat of anger which wasn’t right at all.  Keep calm and don’t say negative shit should be my new motto.

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