May 05, 2021

A Question for You, Gentle Reader

Has "Minecraft" become the latest code word for what was previously referred to as a b00g@L00? 'Cause I just blundered into some discussion concerning the relative merits of .308 versus .223/5.56 caliber ammunition in the context of.... "Minecraft". This was not a video game board.



Minecraft LARPing sounds like it could get out of hand. 

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May 04, 2021

A User's Manual For the Society We're Entering

Devon over at SFO has thoughts on how the cancellers are coming to terms with their increasingly being the targets of their own cancellation. Unsurprisingly, the chosen examples are not exhibiting introspection and/or awareness. 





 I, like Dev, know, have known, and/or have talked to several people who have lived through the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the fall of Weimar, the former USSR and Maoist China. To a person their reactions to the current climate is one of dread and foreboding. As some have told me "There is nowhere left to run". 

I suggest watching the whole thing, which is half an hour, However, there is a clip that must be seen to be believed at 15:37. In the clip, ContraPoints suggests as a solution to the increasingly frequent cancellation of lefties. Instead of stopping the whole process, she describes what amounts to a Maoist style struggle session in which people will be able to prostrate themselves before the mob and emerge, like a prodigal child, rehabilitated. One of the co-hosts points out (approvingly) how this is literally Maoist and they all agree that this is a point in its favor. The clip from Linday Ellis, going through a process similar to what these people imagine it would be, (rather than what it WOULD be) is terrifying for different reasons. 

I know a woman who lived through the Cultural Revolution and spent 10 years in prison and work camps. To have people nodding enthusiastically about this is bewildering and horrifying. It's like 9 year old boys playing war, but these aren't children. 

Dev's a (liberal) leftie and an Atheist, so there's things that he and I don't agree on. But he is an excellent videographer and he really nails it here. 

There is a related vid of his that is also relevant from some years ago concerning just HOW onerous this can be (doing a deep dive on a point I'd briefly touched on as one of many, earlier in the month). That video of his puts to rest the notion that one can simply batten down , move to the country and keep ones nose clean until this passes, for Lindsay Ellis is correct about one thing. It is a "Beast"; a manifestation of the darkest angels of human nature and now that it is unleashed it is insatiable. 

Stay safe everybody. Good night and good luck. 

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May 03, 2021

SENPAI NOTICED ME!!!

"Banned in Boston" used to be a selling point for books. 


As a Z-list blogger of diffident posting frequency such PR gold is closed to me. 

Oh wait. 

According to commenter MadRocketScientist:

Your blog, and possibly all of mee.nu is now banned by T-mobiles censorship application (which I need to figure out how to disable.)

Was it downvoting communism or a picture of an empty vaccine line?
 


"Hey girls! T-Mobile says The Brickmuppet's a...Bad Boi! Let's check him out!"

Hey ladies. Yeah. I'm...dangerous

Hahahaha! I have arrived! No doubt I've said SOMETHING too close to the truth. 

The omnipotent, ubiquitous "They" do not want people to hear me. 

So come one, come all, to read that which is FORBIDDEN

Now to take advantage of this public relations coup. I must think of something forbidden to write. 

Or anything to write really. 

It ought not be hard. I am, after all, quite radical.



UPDATE:  I finally got some people who have T-Mobile to look into this and it IS now blocked by T-Mobile's Web Guard parental filtering software.  

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May 01, 2021

Happy Mayday Everybody.


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