Death Wish via Chris Roberts: “New Yorker Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is a gun hating liberal but when his own wife and daughter are brutally attacked by muggers one day he has a change of heart, especially when he notice that the cops can’t do anything. While living a normal daily life (Whatever that means) he becomes judge, jury and executioner at nights. Controversial to say the least! So when a real life vigilante would hit New York City for real 10 years later in 1984 it was more fuel to the fire especially since the media nicknamed him the subway vigilante.”
Ain’t it always the way?
A leftard liberal fantasy life can only exist in the abstract while using other peoples money, protected by a better neighbourhood and the military they despise. Thus leftards collect in greatest numbers in academia, celebrity and government. No testing of any absurd future utopian theory by reality there.
It’s a cheesy, lower budget film, loaded with dead wood acting and sub-Westworld production values. Still, it was a resonant and timely hit. It has a freaky funky theme and it’s great fun to see Bronson change his expression while wasting hoodlums from Central Casting. Jeff Goldblum!, as a smiling rapist loon and Richie from The Omega Man!
After many an unpleasant experience in security, [one of the great crap careers along with taxi driving, abbotoir worker and school teacher which I've managed to avoid] my take on dealing with such threats is whichever way you go, you lose. Be a passive untrained naïve victim and it’ll be the end soon enough.
Even if you’re a miseable “I’m willing to die like slaughtered sheep for pacifism!” deluded loser clod, it may just be someone you love or barely tolerate.
If you’re gonna help someone, remember this: NO-ONE WILL BE ON YOUR SIDE, probably even the people you help. And you can neither predict the time, place, circumstances or rhythm of a REAL STREET FIGHT and thus its outcome. It’s like terrorism: you’re invited even if ya don’t wanna be. Believe me, real fights are terrifying. It's like a locomotive but you're slow...There even a drag when ya win, but manageable. Avoid places where they'r likely to happen such as anywhere outside your appartment.
So unless you’re a trained, stripped down and effective, experienced brutal fighter, have advanced training and experience in dealing with conflict, the law, are a medical man of some kind and very rich...run away, [if you can] and admit all is lost and that it’s the end of Western civilisation as we know it. No really. You can thank Marxist sodden left liberal PC feminisation and moral relativism wanking and the lack of real men with real proven traditions and values, etc, etc, etc for this.
Or change the way things are with conservative values.
The alternative is to do what my Uncle De Angelo does er, suggested, like hypothetically that is. If a criminal seriously hurts you or your family, roll them up in a carpet, put them in the car boot and take them for a midnight picnic in the desert. Remember to take along a nice cake and something to drink. I like tonic water myself, and some strawberries are always nice. What do you think? No? Okay, some people prefer blueberries.
Or you can just roll over and take whatever the masses of mindless thugs feel like doing. And anyway, the Police will show up at least 40% of the time, sometimes. And then boy, they’ll give a stern warning, or the judge will use even stronger verbs and even adjectives. Should work out great either way, know what I mean?
Alain DeBotton the consolations of pessimism.
Via the great pjtv, the fab Bill Whittle AKA eject!eject!eject! and Alfonzo AKA machosauce with conservative common ground.
Anne Coulter on Obama the weakling:
“Welcome Back, Carter!
Well, I'm glad that's over! Now that our silver-tongued president has gone to Cairo to soothe Muslims' hurt feelings, they love us again! Muslims in Pakistan expressed their appreciation for President Barack Obama's speech by bombing a fancy hotel in Peshawar this week.
Operating on the liberal premise that what Arabs really respect is weakness, Obama listed, incorrectly, Muslims' historical contributions to mankind, such as algebra (actually that was the ancient Babylonians), the compass (that was the Chinese), pens (the Chinese again) and medical discoveries (huh?).
But why be picky? All these inventions came in mighty handy on Sept. 11, 2001! Thanks, Muslims!! Obama bravely told the Cairo audience that 9/11 was a very nasty thing for Muslims to do to us, but on the other hand, they are victims of colonization.
Except we didn't colonize them. The French and the British did. So why are Arabs flying planes into our buildings and not the Arc de Triomphe? (And gosh, haven't the Arabs done a lot with the Middle East since the French and the British left!)” Continue reading Anne's excellent piece...
Bill Whittle with a stellar piece on why intellectuals do not belong in the big chair.
Via mypetjawa: Five Muslim guys named Mo convicted of surprise!, terrorism.
“Much of my criticism of the Left's preferred law enforcement model of counter-terrorism comes from the fact that the vast majority of law enforcement is reactive rather than proactive. If the law enforcement model is to have any chance of preventing terrorist attacks by home grown jihadis then it is essential that juries convict on conspiracy charges.”
Mucho Obama Sharia creep fraud.
The brilliant, moral, sensible and ever fun Bill Whittle on do you know how much a trillion fucking dollars is?
Sharia creeps across the US.
The fatal illusion of moderate Muslims..or moderate Gestapo.
Obama working hard to betray and sell out Israel.
Machosauce on liberal pseudo drivel.
Machosauce on the Wanda Sykes mentality.
Geert Wilders via atlasshrugs on the uber-Stockholm Syndrome dhimmitude of the leftard. A Muslim can never really do wrong: they just have legitimate grievances! Hardeehardar.
“In November 2008 a Dutch journalist, Joanie de Rijke, was abducted by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. She was held captive, raped repeatedly, and released after six days for a ransom of 100,000 euros ($137,000). After her ordeal, she acknowledged that her captors “did horrible things to me,” but added in several media interviews “They also respected me,” and emphasized “They are not monsters.”
In a speech in the Dutch Parliament last Thursday, the Dutch opposition leader Geert Wilders referred to Joanie de Rijke’s case.
“She was raped, but she was not angry. The journalist who went looking for the Taliban in Afghanistan saw her curiosity end in a cruel ordeal of multiple rape. While this would make others angry or sad, this journalist shows understanding. She says: ‘They also respected me.’ And she was given tea and biscuits.”
“This story” Wilders said, “is a perfect illustration of the moral decline of our elites. They are so blinded by their own ideology that they turn a blind eye to the truth. Rape? Well, I would put this into perspective, says the leftist journalist: the Taliban are not monsters. Our elites prefer to deny reality rather than face it.
One would expect: a woman is being raped and finds this unbearable. But this journalist is not angry because the Muslim involved also showed respect.
Our elites, whether they are politicians, journalists, judges, subsidy gobblers or civil servants, are totally clueless. Plain common sense has been dumped in order to deny reality. It is not just this raped journalist who is suffering from Stockholm syndrome, but the entire Dutch elite. The only moral reference they have is: do not irritate the Muslims – that is the one thing they will condemn.”
Pam Geller interview.
Asianews" “Dhaka (AsiaNews) – Two brothers disfigured with acid because of a family feud – over a question of money – with their father’s first wife the author of the attack. This is the fate of Joanki (a baby girl who is only six months old) and his brother Arman (18 months), currently under treatment in hospital in Dhaka for the grave injuries they received. Their parents are of humble origins – Mohammad Ali is an ironmonger – and have appealed to people for funds to help them pay for their son’s treatment.”
Via KRQE News13, the crushingly hideous and infinitely despairing story of the murder of baby Briana by her parents the Lopez’s and friends. Hang them all, says I. And then how the Police and community have shown their love and humanity for this little girl and here terrible life and death.
The murder of Baby P.
Baby and toddler assaulted by hopefully a future death row inmate.
The lost Greenacres character, Arianna Huffington lies about the nihilist leftard hate on HuffPoop. She makes a lot of ca$$$h out of it. Ah, she got a lotta ca$h from her er, “oil baron” husband in the divorce, as you do. Today, liberals are virtually all frauds obsessed with their phony received image, ain’t they?
Dissent from liberal dinner party orthodoxy is verboten. Mark Steyn.
“The illiberalism of modern liberalism is the most pressing threat to liberty: They don't need to get you formally convicted. They just need to make the price of dissent too high. And in Ireland and elsewhere they're having great success.”
Jay Currie is honoured.