Friday, February 03, 2023

LGBTQ+ 'Pride' Is Totalitarian

This past Saturday night, the New York Rangers National Hockey League (NHL) team did something almost unbelievable. Though scheduled to wear LGBTQ "Pride" jerseys during pregame warmups, not one member of the team did so.

Another recent example of defying LGBTQ+ "Pride" jersey demands in the NHL -- which is run by people who are as governed by cowardice as those who run Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association -- was a player for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ivan Provorov, who refused to wear a "Pride" jersey 10 days earlier.

As reported by Fox News:

"Provorov refused to participate in pregame warmups where players wore Pride-themed jerseys and wielded hockey sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape. 'I respect everyone,' he told reporters after they won the actual game against the Anaheim Ducks. 'I respect everybody's choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.'"

Provorov is Russian Orthodox. (Question: has one Protestant or Catholic NHL player refused to wear a "Pride" jersey?)

Perhaps the New York Rangers organization was aware of the amount of support Provorov received: "Multiple news outlets including the Post Millennial, OutKick and Washington Examiner have since reported that the Philadelphia Flyers Provorov jerseys have been selling out in multiple stores online."

The Flyers and, apparently, the Rangers learned the truth about their fans: the vast majority of them -- and presumably of Americans and Canadians in general -- do not wish to discriminate against those who are LGBTQ+ but they do not want their teams to go on record as expressing "Pride" in those who are LGBTQ+.

This mirrors society at large. The vast majority of Americans believe in tolerance of LGBTQ+ individuals but not in organizations expressing pride in them.

Why is this?

Because "Pride" is not about tolerance. "Pride" is totalitarian. Tolerance is about behavior. "Pride" is about thought.

The proof is that while there are laws governing tolerance, there are no laws governing pride. And if there were, most people would understand that such laws would enter the realm of thought control.

Most people could not articulate the totalitarian nature of LGBTQ+ "Pride." But they do sense it. That is why Provorov's jersey became the Flyers' best-selling jersey. Contrary to the pablum written by virtually every sports writer in North America (there is no more sheeplike group than sports writers), people do not oppose LGBTQ+ jerseys, nights, hockey sticks, illumination and other displays of obsequiousness because they hate gays. They do so because they intuit that this is totalitarian -- that they and their teams are being forced into groupthink.

That is why the Left chose the word "pride" and not "tolerance" -- "pride" is about thought. Unlike liberalism and conservatism, leftism is totalitarian. And totalitarianism controls thought as well as speech.

The only difference between the American Left and communist totalitarianism is opportunity. All leftists want to control speech and eventually thought. Thus, if you treat gays in your daily life just as you treat heterosexuals, it is not enough. You must go much further. You must express "pride" in gays and lesbians -- and not in just gays and lesbians, but in the bisexual, the transgender, the "queer" and the nonbinary. You must not only say, but think, "I am proud of people who consider themselves neither male nor female" -- as if such mental illness is an achievement.

So, too, you must refrain from thinking, let alone saying, that having a mother and father is generally best for a child or that one man married to one woman is best for society. And you must refrain from expressing any reservations about teachers no longer calling their students "boys and girls"; about "drag queen story hours" for 5-year-olds; or about giving hormone blockers to children.

The next time you read about "thought control" in North Korea, understand that North Korea's thought control differs from "Pride" days and nights at sporting events -- and from the rest of the Left -- only by degree. The Left in America, like the Left in North Korea, demands your mind, not just your behavior.


Pro-Life Activist Acquitted After FBI Raid in Front of His Kids

On Monday, pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty of federal charges alleging he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act over an incident outside an abortion clinic in Philadelphia in October 2021.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the FACE prohibits violent, threatening, damaging, and obstructive conduct intended to injure, intimidate, or interfere with the right to seek, obtain or provide reproductive health services.

As Townhall reported, Houck, 48, was accused of shoving a Planned Parenthood abortion escort named Bruce Love in 2021. As a result, Houck was charged with two counts of violating the FACE Act over the alleged “attack of a patient escort.” Reportedly, Houck claimed that the pro-abortion volunteer was verbally harassing his 12-year-old son.

In September, Houck was arrested at his home in front of his wife and children.

Houck’s wife, Ryan-Marie, told LifeSiteNews that a SWAT team of 25 to 30 agents in 15 vehicles surrounded their home in Pennsylvania, with rifles at 7 a.m. Though a U.S. district court previously tossed out the case.

“They started pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it,” Ryan-Marie said, adding that the rifles were “kind of pointed throughout the house.”

As Sarah covered, Houck’s arrest raised questions as pro-life lawmakers, organizations, and the like pointed out that the arrest occurred nearly a year after the incident in front of the abortion clinic took place. Houck pleaded not guilty and faced 11 years in federal prison if convicted, according to the DOJ.

The jury began deliberations on Friday but was “deadlocked.” They resumed deliberations Monday, and Houck was acquitted of the charges.

“We are, of course, thrilled with the outcome,” Houck’s attorney, Peter Breen, said in a statement.

“Mark and his family are now free of the cloud that the Biden administration threw upon them. We took on Goliath - the full might of the United States government - and won,” he added. “The jury saw through and rejected the prosecution's discriminatory case, which was harassment from day one. This is a win for Mark and the entire pro-life movement. The Biden Department of Justice's intimidation against pro-life people and people of faith has been put in its place.”


The Globalist Elite Are Psychopath Fascists

I have argued that the Left generally is psychopathic

John Pepin

It seems to me, China went from poverty to wealth by abandoning communism and embracing corporatism, not capitalism. Having seen that our globalist elite want to adopt the fascist model globally. The progressives are in fact the American globalist fascist party, renamed. People mistakenly think our rulers hated fascism, because they killed so many of us fighting it, but the reality was, they love fascism, but hated German nationalism more. Hitler thought FDR would come into the war on his side, since they were identical in progressive political ideology, he underestimated the world elite’s hatred of German nationalism however. China continued along the path of socialism, but marshaled by fascism, instead of Marxism. Which the elite believe by manifest destiny is our future as well.

The Chinese Communist Party recognized at the end of the Cold War they had to innovate else die. Communism had been proven a failure by 1990, economic, humanitarian and social. Since it is all about the Party, the CCP innovated. They pretended to allow capitalism, but in fact it was corporatism, (fascism) that they fostered. Even as the discredited academics, who had gone full retard in favor of Marxism, scrambled to find another justification for them to have despotic totalitarian power. They invented post modernism and the CCP adopted fascism. Two names for the same. Since the elite killed so many of our grandparents, to stop German nationalism, but had used anti fascist propaganda to justify it, fascism or corporatism as Goebbels called it, had to be rebranded… into Post modernism.

The elite the world over despise free enterprise. Why? Didn’t they get rich from free enterprise? Why yes, many of them did, but as Joseph Schumpeter so presciently pointed out, the moment someone gets rich by capitalism, they immediately turn around and close the door behind them, (by regulations). So they will not face competition from someone younger and hungrier. If a capitalist has this nature how much more so of someone who despised capitalism from the beginning? The elite know that Marxism is a proven failure. Since they hate the ignorant masses, and indeed all freedoms, they needed to find another system to glom onto. The academics have long said there are “only three” economic systems, capitalism, corporatism and communism. Since capitalism and communism are out…

Elitists think the hoi polloi are expendable. Hitler wrote about how the common man should be willing to sacrifice his life for the State. Very gracious of him to volunteer our lives for his ideas eh? Mao killed millions in his experiments, even as Lenin committed genocide against the Kulaks, to enhance his political power. This is a common thread connecting all authoritarian despots, their willingness to slaughter people. They loath us because they think we are stupidly manipulatable. Like any psychopath does his or her victims. They lack the brain power to understand that most people are busy. We have lives to live, children to raise, jobs to do and a world to build. Many of us simply do not have the time to pour over journals to discern the truth. So the elite use propaganda to manipulate the trusting.

Our elites are moving us inexorably away from free markets, limited government and individualism… and towards a brave new world of corporatist totalitarian oligarchy. Using the fascist model that the elite believe worked so well, economically, in China. Why not? They believe us stupid and malleable, not even human beings but something less… masses. If we can be made to think and act against our own interests, simply because we heard a slogan, then we must be foolish. Else they are psychopaths manipulating people who trust them. What would a rational decent person think? That people who trust the manipulators, deserve it, or that psychotics who use trust to pathologically manipulate people into self harm, are glistening pieces of feces? I know what I think… what do you think?


The inconvenient virtue of the British Empire

After the recent passing of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III, we have heard, among other things, about the evil of the British Empire. While a good faith response to the claim that Her Majesty was the head of a ‘thieving raping genocidal empire’ and that her ‘pain be excruciating’ in her death (while surrounded by loving and adoring family members, the way any one of us would be lucky to die) is unnecessary, it is still worthwhile addressing the vitriol Her Majesty and the British Empire have faced in recent years.

Before any analysis of the virtue of empire can be discussed, it is necessary to understand the origin of the world’s greatest empire. Britain is a small country, slightly larger than Victoria, yet its people ventured to all ends of the globe establishing an empire ‘compris[ing] nearly one-quarter of the world’s land surface and more than one-quarter of its total population’ on which the sun never set by a mere population of 32 million people. By any measure, it is a truly extraordinary feat.

The British Empire provided for their conquered lands. The British spread the English language, the lingua franca of the world. This put all decolonised countries and faithful dominions in a position superior to that of the inhabitants of the French, Russian, Japanese, and any other empire through the very language they read and write. The British also left a legal system to protect victims and enforce contracts – the bedrock and necessary requirement of any democracy. The British spread the virtues of the Christian faith around the globe, giving their peoples a hope of salvation after death.

Put more bluntly in the words of Monty Python, ‘But apart from the language, the legal system, God, medicine, public health, and the roads, what has the Empire ever done for us?’

And of course, there was arguably mankind’s greatest achievement: the costly and forceful ending of slavery in the Empire. The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, after the waving of King William IV’s pen, made the sale and ownership of slaves illegal in the Empire, the cost of which to the public purse was extraordinary. King William’s government paid ‘£20 million to fund the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 [which] was equivalent to approximately 40 per cent of the Government’s total annual expenditure’. A sum so great that it was only fully repaid in 2015 meaning that in our lifetime, the British were still paying to end slavery.

In enforcing the ban on slavery to end the Atlantic slave trade, the British created the West African Squadron to patrol West Africa, the success of which cannot be overstated. ‘Between 1807 and 1860, the Royal Navy, West Africa Squadron seized approximately 1600 ships involved in the slave trade and freed 150,000 Africans who were aboard these vessels.’

In righting the wrongs of slavery, no country has paid so much in blood and treasure, and has been so committed to the ending of the practice than the British Empire. Without the insistence, and costly enforcement of which including the ‘1,587 men [who] died on the West Africa Squadron’ slavery would have continued on at great expense in lives, and in the continued the allowance of evil.

This is enough to prove the value and glory of the British Empire alone, but we must also consider from what the British made their empire. Yes, through war and conquest like all empires, but from the dirt and sticks in faraway lands, armed only with their ingenuity and cunning made a modern society, and left achievements that the peoples before them could not even comprehend or achieve themselves.

The British Empire made the life of its subjects better, and it is a shame, not a celebration, that it is no longer with us today. The British built entire countries up from the ground in faraway lands and provided for the people because it was the right thing to do. Were it not for the British and for their Empire, the world would have been a much worse place. This is undeniable to any honest observer.

With the turn of the 20th century, we saw Britain once again take leading roles taking down the bellicose German Empire and Third Reich, providing freedom and safety to the peoples of Europe, and returning stability to the continent with enormous sacrifice at home and to the Empire.

In combating Germany and its allies in two world wars, Britain sacrificed more than any other nation on Earth. Britain’s debts to the United States ‘remain resolutely unpaid … [worth] £866m at 1934 exchange rates’, and suffered, ‘715,000 military deaths (with more than twice that number wounded), the destruction of 3.6 per cent of its human capital, 10 per cent of its domestic and 24 per cent of its overseas assets, and spent well over 25 per cent of its GDP on the war effort between 1915 and 1918’. That war alone cost Britain ‘$48,000,000 a day [in 1941 USD]’.

The second world war not only cost Britain and its dominions 373,372 lives and an additional 6,877 in its other colonies, but also its pride. Roosevelt urged Churchill to ‘consider dispatching the British fleet to Canada or the United States in case of German invasion’ calling German control of the fleet ‘the end of hope’ for the war. Additionally, the Destroyers for Bases Agreement required the surrender of British imperial territory to the US for 40 ancient US Destroyers (and if that was not enough, they must all be renamed after American towns and cities).

The world wars shrank and ended the Empire, made Britain poorer, and replaced on the world stage with a new global hegemony. All of this was in the service of combating evil and bringing Britain’s ideals to the world – even if it meant the destruction of the very Empire it was acting to defend.

While the end of the Empire is a shame, there could be no nobler cause to end it. God Save the King and thank God for the British Empire!




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