Saturday, November 14, 2020

Revolution: It’s Not Just For Marxists Anymore

Two selections from my file of  “The Wisdom of the Un-Cowed” for your Caterday entertainment:


Fast approaching that point where anger Trumps fear and it’s a dangerous place my friends. It’s growing harder, but I’m not conceding until our President concedes.

“Before a revolution happens, it is perceived as impossible; after it happens, it is seen as having been inevitable.” — Rosa Luxemburg

Revolution: it’s not just for Marxists anymore.

Friday, November 13, 2020

We’re Gonna Need A Lot More Coffee

Summer is long gone, autumn is about to run into winter’s headwinds.

We are told by Voltaire that the most important decision we will ever make is to be in a good mood.

Given the headwinds headed our way I’m going to file that astute suggestion under “easier said than done” - a phrase tht’s always true, seldom helpful. Still, I'll try, as soon as I have some more cofveve.

Choosing a good mood today is going to require total caffeination. 

I may not even wait for the hot water.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

This Song Goes Out To…Fox

REPORT: FOX News Hires Crisis Management Team To Handle PR Over Ratings Crisis

Today’s musical selection is dedicated to all our little former friends at Fox. Apparently their mamas never taught them that you’ve got to dance with the one who brung ya. And that you never, ever, ever blow on another man’s dice.

“Luck Be A Lady”

They call you "Lady Luck",
But there is room for a doubt.
At times you have a very unladylike way of running out.

You're on this date with me.
The picking's have been lush.
And yet before this evening is over you might give me the brush.

Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany's press conference | Daily Mail  Online
You might forget your manners
You might refuse to stay
And so the best that I can do is pray

Luck, be a lady tonight.
Luck, be a lady tonight.
Luck, if you've ever been a lady to begin with.
Luck, be a lady tonight.

Luck, let a gentleman see
How nice a dame you can be.
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with.
Luck, be a lady with me.

A lady doesn't leave her escort:
It isn't fair, it isn't nice.
A lady doesn't wander all over the room
And blow on some other guy's dice.

Election TV coverage: Fox lags rivals in calling the race for Biden
Let's keep this party polite,
Never get out of my sight,
Stick with me, baby. I'm the fellow you came in with.
Luck, be a lady tonight.

Luck, let a gentleman see
Just how nice—, how nice a—, a dame you can be.
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with.
Luck, be a lady with me.

So yes, I’m sending this long distance dedication to Fox, who can’t be with us today. Or ever again.

ETA: Bonus song


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Too Soon?

I keep this evergreen 2014 tweet from Jon Gabriel on hand because sooner or later it’s suitable again:

And after reading stuff like this from our tolerant betters on the left all week:

I’m wondering…do  you think this is too soon?


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Kill All the Elitists (Figuratively Speaking)

This is a new-to-me blog I found on Instapundit: The Remodern Review, by Richard Bledsoe, painter, writer and art curator who normally blogs about art but “the various outrages of 2020 have been pulling me outside the normal scope of that topic:”

My perspectives on the dysfunctions of the contemporary art world have informed my insights of the great assaults occurring against Western culture. The weaponizing of our institutions against us has been a long term Marxist project. Extrapolations of the absurdities and abuses I first encountered in 1980s art school education are now informing our politics on a vast scale. And because the Left insists on trying to cram its preferences down everyone’s throats, now everything is supposed to be political.

He’s correct of course, with the exception that the assault began 10-20 years prior to his 1980s experience, he’s just too young to know. Now I’m not terribly familiar with “remodernism” as an art form

Forest Hill Stuckists – Stuckist group in Forest Hill, SE London. Founded  by Don TakGuy.Charles Thompson, ‘Staring Multi Coloured Rabbit’

but Mr. Bledsoe’s observations on the current political miasma certainly ring true:

So on Saturday November 7, 2020, all the colluding factions of the entrenched establishment unleashed The Big Lie #6,675,309. Based on unverified votes from four infamously corrupt, fraud-ridden cities, the fake news media now gets to certify the election, and declare Chinese takeout-brained child groper Joe Biden as President, at least until Komrade Kamala gets the nod to basement him permanently.

To borrow a phrase, that’s not how any of this works. But people too dumb to know better took to the streets to rejoice, forgetting all about the phony plague which enabled the mail in vote hoax in the first place. What we are seeing in this immense disconnect between belief and reality is the result of the cultural coup known as Postmodernism. Postmodernists believe they can rule merely through the manipulation of language and will power. It is the governing philosophy of globalism.

Well, as they say, read the whole thing. I need a day off from the madness. Art seems an amiable enough diversion. I should study up on remodernism whereas I like the idea of it I’m not sure I’m an actual fan.

sidesaddleRichard Bledsoe “Side Saddle”

This style falls more in the “I’d look at it in a gallery but wouldn’t want to see it every day of my life” pool for me. But the upside: it’s got to be better than postmodernism, because what isn’t?

modern_13a94e_5489266Past the Point of No Return: Elitist Art is Dead.

Now if we can just figure out how to kill all the elitists.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Reject Public Relations. Welcome To the Revolution.

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.”  George Orwell

Or gaslighting.

The term gaslighting comes from Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas Light, later made into a movie starring Ingrid Bergman, in which the wife becomes concerned about the dimming of her upstairs gas lights. Her husband – who for nefarious reasons is in fact responsible for their dimming - insists that there’s nothing to see here, she’s imagining things.

The term is used in clinical psychology generally in the context of abusive relationships but it can also be applied in the context of media. In that context media gaslighters attempt to control the information the public is exposed to in order to allow the lies and manipulations of their preferred political ideologues to go unchallenged. Censorship, suppression and disinformation are used to control the “news” environment and hence “popular opinion.” You might know the technique as propaganda. It is now and has always been popular and readily applied in authoritarian states.

Bill Whittle explained the methodology quite well back in 2014:

Our leftist gaslighters will go so far as to claim that it is the right that’s gaslighting America, not them. But I would point out that it is only the Left that mandates their “reality” – be it global warming or vote counting – be treated as true, unopen to questioning. Only the left that suppresses speech they do not agree with – that cancels any voice that dares question the “science”  as they’ve defined it. Only the left that demands heretics be deemed dangerous and silenced.

So put me down as a heretic. I don’t trust the veracity of the left’s ostensible vote counting any more than I believe their “man made” global warming nonsense.

The reason Donald Trump got 70 million votes last week is because we who refuse to be gaslighted have found nobody else who is willing to stand and speak for us. The bulk of what was once the GOP is simply a simpering batch of liars and hypocrites who can’t be trusted to support what’s right and good. So even if you don’t like our President’s ineloquent manner of speech, are “embarrassed” by his Tweets, wish he were not so in-your-face pugnacious, he stands with us. And we stand with the way America was conceived, not as it’s being ‘fundamentally transformed.” Just as President Trump is all we’ve got, so too are we all he has.  Demand Truth. Demand Justice. Demand the American Way. And demand a recount.

I am mad as hell and I won’t be gaslighted anymore.

Roy T. Bennett on Twitter: "The further a society drifts from truth, the  more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell #quote… "

Some 50 years of “liberal” education/propaganda has brought us to this point. Fighting our way out is now the only option. Welcome to the revolution.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Lip Service To Liberty, Fidelity to Tyranny

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. - Oscar Wilde

I’m laying low today so as not to be a danger to myself and others.

I’m not going to think about how it was that Nancy and Company could so confidently tell us a month ago that “it will look like Trump is winning on election night but when all the votes are counted it will be a Biden win.”

Nor will I mull on why it was that the Democrats – the inventors of “grass roots” organizing - had no ground game at all in this election. Why, instead, they insisted on mail-in voting for all: an unmanageable, untested, unreliable, voting system rather than the vote-in-person-on-one-day process that has served for over 225 years in this Republic.

And I’m not going to ask why it is that the Democrat governors across the country insisted on keeping their states locked down and scared to death of the Chinese Murder virus to the point that said “mail-in” ballot systems – with all of the attendant problems – seemed a reasonable option.

Nope I’m not asking any questions today. I will allow myself to pretend that this egregious fraud will be exposed and corrected. Even though I am quite certain it will not. Which is why I’m laying low and asking no questions. Today.

Tomorrow, regardless of what transpires, we prepare for another twisted, steep uphill climb.

Because that’s what we do: fight an endless battle against those who give lip service to liberty but fidelity to tyranny.

ETA: Also not asking why Pelosi and her comrades spent the past 2 months planting the seed that “Trump won’t concede if he loses.”