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.
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.
In this week’s Daily Shoah we discuss illegal immigration (again), A recent dust up concerning choke-porn star Belle Knox and Young Voices for Liberty, the futility of most radical political narratives, Iraq, the upcoming movie “Camp X-Ray” and Hollywood’s hate for the US Military and finally we round all out with our weekly JQ segment.
It was almost closing time at the job site, and I was shooting the breeze with my old Coptic coworker “F.” I remember on that day F had passed his citizenship exam. I had helped him study the government section. Spirits were high.
Some interesting stuff happened in the libertarian world yesterday.
A lady by the name of Pamela Stubbard decided to leave the organization Young Voices. She wrote a blog post explaining her reasons for resigning. The reasons involved morals and personal convictions. Pamela isn’t completely ready to give up some of the baggage, but she’s definitely on the right track; I encourage my readers to check out her article.
It doesn’t surprise me that the response from the milieu has been largely negative. Like most secular post-Christian ideologies, libertarianism does not take kindly to apostasy or heterodoxy.
However, It does surprise me to see what is being written, how the disagreement is being framed. It surprises me to see how quickly things have shifted left in the libertarian camp.
According to the new libertarianism, it is now oppression and bigotry to disagree or disassociate with things deemed “so much liberty” by individual consensus. It seems that in the absence of Ron Paul’s R3volution, libertarian feminists have successfully lowered the bar for not only libertarianism, but “petulant white girl” behavior as well.