The past several weeks have seen harsh debate and a sharp divide among our inner circle. The issue? Secession. In particular, whether or not the United States as a nation is something worth maintaining. This may come as a surprise to some: the blog’s generally positive attitude regarding the United States is a minority view in our circle.
Dissent with the current trajectory has been bubbling for months: neologisms like “larping” and “Skyrimist” have not helped matters. Podcast 2 finally led to emotions boiling over. The result hasn’t been pretty.
Discussions very quickly degenerated, criticisms became personal in nature. A lot of harsh words were said; I certainly spoke my fair share. Several long time members (including the fellow who personally brought me into TRS) have gone so far as to actually sever ties. I expect things to remain tense for a while.
I don’t expect a blog post to magically mend fences. That said, I do feel this topic deserves a more even-keeled appraisal than what has been offered on the blog so far. So in contrast I will begin by presenting four allowances on the issue. The Secession Concessions, so to speak.
Editor’s Note: We have had a number of Mormons involved in the group since before we started the blog in 2012. I’m excited one of them has finally produced an article!
While I do not profess the LDS faith, I am in complete agreement with Cpt. Moroni’s stance against women preachers/priests. I find Mormons vastly preferable to the esoteric mystics or pagans normally found in the reactionary milieu.
For anyone who cared (read: no one), a mouthy feminist was finally excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Unsurprisingly, large media outlets jumped at the chance to shame a pillar of patriarchy and tradition.
The shame didn’t stick well, at least for those of us who enjoy no longer having to associate by faith with creatures like Kate Kelly. The media eventually moved on, but the flock has nevertheless been exposed to a foul and contagious disease.
Thank you for choosing to be a Left-minded thinker, promising young pupil. By taking the time to read this guide, I assume you have experienced the common problems we comrades face on a day-to-day basis, such as a lacking of logical consistency, forgetting to check one’s privilege, or accidentally picking up a Chick-Fil-A sandwich (oops s:) to name a few. Not to worry! To be the best leftist you can be, it’s really as easy as 1-2-3. In this guide, I will be putting the rules of lefting into a clear perspective for the young comrade, and you’ll be smashing fascism in no time at all!
Never doubt yourself, or stray away from leftist thinking. When the goings get rough, it’s important to remind yourself of all the struggles we face. We must remain united in our cause, or all will be lost to the racist, cis-sexist, capitalist patriarchy. Plus, it’s an incredibly comfortable position! I can’t remember the last time I actually challenged myself to think.
Newsflash: There is no Police State in America. “Human rights” are not being violated in #Ferguson.
What started as a bunch of local blacks rioting and looting has largely petered out. The “protests” have become more organized and politicized as various factions of anarchists, communists, radicals and SJWs of all stripes have opportunistically descended on the community to promote their own agendas. Looking at the footage of the riots in the last couple of days there have been a lot more white and white-presenting faces showing up. These middle-class political tourists are no doubt hoping to use the situation as a spark to ignite whichever kind of “glorious revolution” their particular ideology predicts will finally put an end to whatever social ill they project their personal problems and failings onto.
TL; DR: Lovably insane robo-dyke Rachel Haywire makes a big to-do about leaving the “far right intelligentsia.” She abuses the pronoun “I,” projects a horrible sense of personal identity, and makes a mountain out of a molehill.
Today we read that Michael Brown may have been involved in a strongarm robbery prior to his fatal shooting. Officer Darren Wilson was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained during the altercation, suggesting this wasn’t an act of racist, vigilante execution.
However, it seems the initial violence has already burned out, despite new information and a new black sheriff in town (lol Blazing Saddles). Looting and violence is now being reported as protests and twitter posts. This behavior is better for the narrative, it speaks to our more enlightened SWPL sensibilities.
On Saturday, August 9th, promising young black activist Michael Brown was ruthlessly assassinated by a white supremacist Ferguson policeman as the officer drove to his monthly Klan rally. According to reports, Brown was sitting on a park bench reading Michael Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish” to a group of street orphans when the cop parked alongside the curb, shouted “Niggers ain’t supposed to be readin’ boy!” and fatally shot Brown as he vainly attempted to shield himself from the deadly hail of gunfire behind his Noam Chomsky filled bookbag. As the youth lay gasping for breath, his last words were “Weep not for me, but for the future of our people.”
The black community of Ferguson, long held captive under the boot-heels of the all white Ku Klux Law Enforcement Brigade, finally rallied to action, ousted the vile racists, and took back their city. The police chief was revealed to be a Grand Dragon on national television, and was killed by a single shot from actor Jamie Foxx’s .45 caliber handgun while attempting to escape to his private helicopter pad with a black female hostage.
In which vibrant, urban scholar DeAndre Smith explains the nuanced political and social theory behind the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. It may seem to the casually oppressive cishet white male observer that this is nothing more than pointless self-destruction. But no. You are just interpreting the situation through the distorted lens of your white cultural narrative and social privilege. Allow DeAndre to explain how this really works:
“This is exactly what’s supposed to happen when an injustice is happening in your community… This is how they receive money: businesses and taxes, police stopping people and giving them tickets, taking them to court, locking them up — this is how they make money in St. Louis. Everything is all about money in St. Louis. So when you stop their flow of income… They have things organized in a certain way. Secret society shit… “We’re gonna eat, you’re gonna starve”, gentrification — put you in a certain neighborhood by yourself and see if you can starve… It’s not going to happen, not in St. Louis.”