Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Unforeseen Contingencies to the Girl Socialist Squad: "Listen to President Trump!"

"...and get the heck out of the U.S."

"We" at Unforeseen Contingencies fully endorse President Trump's call for Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley to leave America, since they hate it so much.  That makes a great deal of sense.  All four of them oppose America and the principles on which America was founded, and propose fundamental changes that would destroy the country.  It would make sense for them to simply go to another country since they claim America is so bad.

Trump's opponents are trying to claim his comments to the Girl Socialist Squad are racist.  That makes no sense.  He picked these idiots out because of  their vile positions, not their races.  Consider:

This is quite a bunch.  The Trump administration just held a conference (today) on how to combat the rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world, a rise driven by the left and Islam.  It's incredibly stupid for the Dems in the House to condemn Trump for racism.  (When I use "incredible" I always mean it literally.)  Their own Girl Socialists (the "Hamas Caucus," as Don Trump Jr. has pegged them) are the real racists and mindless haters of people for being different than they are.  Yes, they should leave, we'd all be better off.

Of course, despite their hatred for things American, they love it here.  They have a great lifestyle and freedom and they are empowered in ways they'd never have anywhere else -- and it's this power, over others, that really drives them.  That's why they must be condemned and defeated.  They are enemies of America.  Let them have it, Mr. Trump!

Photo: Victims trapped in World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 because "some people did something."


Friday, July 12, 2019

A short story... for Ilhan

A short short, in fact.  It's been quite a while since I've written any fiction, and I've never posted fiction on Unforeseen Contingencies before.  ("Our" imagined readers collectively gasp "what?  this isn't all fiction?")  But Victory Girl Darlene Click does a weekly "Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge," and this week's prompt is an intriguing quotation from Cato the Elder:

“After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.”

My entry.  I dedicate it to Rep. Ilhan Omar and BDS:

There'd be no monuments, he knew. He had failed. Yes, he had come close, so many had fallen in behind him. And there were successes.  But in the end, he'd not purged the scourge. They remained. He'd failed and would be hated. No monuments.

But neither would he be forgotten. He knew that others, in the future, would understand, and resume his struggle.  No monuments, but he would be remembered.  They would follow.

He could hear Zhukov's men outside. He moved next to Eva's body and raised the barrel to his lips...

Thursday, July 04, 2019

July 4, 2019

Today is American Independence Day.  Who cares?  Why is America important?  Is America important?

America is the first country, and really the only country, founded on the principle of individual natural rights.  It is founded on the concept that government exists to serve the people, and therefore defends and promotes individual liberty.  Government is a mere means for protecting our rights, and nothing else.  Contrast that with the idea that government is an end in itself, or a vehicle for serving the purposes of those who hold power, and the people must be subservient.  Or compare to the idea that government is the fount of everything -- that it is to provide everything to the people (and they'll have to be satisfied with whatever the leaders deign to give them.  Individual liberty is the bedrock of modern civilization.  The 4th of July is Liberty Day.  It's the most hopeful thing that a nation can be conceived in liberty.  Regardless of who you are, any place, any time, this is something to celebrate.  

There are two fundamental and diametrically opposed positions in political philosophy, liberty and totalitarianism.  Liberty holds that each individual is sovereign, that each of us ought to be free to run our own lives and make our own decisions.  Government -- the "state"-- exists only to promote this.  Totalitarianism puts "the state," which is really some elite, in charge, and everyone else is reduced to pawns, to building material for the elite's grand schemes.  Under Liberty, people are ends.  Under totalitarianism, people are means.

Individual liberty gives rise to the most productive and powerful economy possible: capitalism.  Capitalism -- the *free* market -- is the greatest, most beneficent "invention" in human history and have built modern civilization.  Individual rights and capitalism do nothing for those who would rule, hence the creation of socialism, the totalitarian pseudo-alternative, in all its various tyrannical forms: Nazism, fascism, Marxism, Chavezism, Bernie-ism, etc.  It doesn't work and all socialism can do is tear down civilization.

As things stand today, The United States of America are the bulwark against socialism, statism, and tyranny, the fortress from which individual freedom is defended and will be expanded.  The U.S. are currently under attack, particularly from infiltrators, but they will prevail.  Our enemies who hate us and would destroy us -- America's left, Islamists, Chinese and Russian tyrants, the"international community," and other statists -- may have strong tactical positions, but are ultimately doomed by the inconsistencies and failures of their ideologies.  

Robert Vincent has written an excellent piece on American Thinker explaining what the enemies of America and individual liberty are up to.  If America were to go down, liberty would be lost.  And when America triumphs, as it will, Liberty triumphs as well.  Be ready for the fray.  The Fourth of July commemorates the founding of the most moral country in the world. "We" at Unforeseen Contingencies celebrate that, and urge all of our readers (we have readers after google shadow-banned us???) to join in the celebration, and also join us in vowing that we'll never let the totalitarians rule.

Happy American Independence Day!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Attitude

I was talking today with a clerk at a local store, young woman about to start her senior year high school. It developed that she works two summer jobs, up to 13 hrs/day, saving it all for college. She seemed rather satisfied with what she's doing. I told her she is doing exactly the right thing.

The attitude she projected about this was quite positive. She building endurance, professional skill, and self-confidence... all before starting college. This is the key to success.

The gulf between her attitude and the "I want free stuff" attitude that certain of our politicians are trying to inculcate in us is enormous. She's building strength and self-reliance; they ask us to adopt  helplessness and dependency, the route to individual failure and national disaster.

I was sufficiently impressed that I mentioned this to one of my colleagues. He responded "Good social norms have huge staying power. Unfortunately we are still doing our best to undermine them. Just think what the talk about debt forgiveness is doing to her incentives..." Yes, although I think the attitude and behavior of the clerk aren't social norms. They are individual -- they exist at the individual level, and if one wants to be successful this is the attitude and behaviors one must adopt, social norms be damned. Even as society is falling apart (perhaps especially if) the key to success is to set goals, then work hard, consistently, and competently to achieve them. Be self responsible. 

Speaking of working towards goals, I took four days off from running for recovery purposes (did some easy hiking, walking, shooting, and a death-defying kayak trip down the Gallatin with Jeff "Kayak Geek" Ross to celebrate his birthday). Today I ran four miles; highlight was 4x0.25 miles (400m) intervals, just to push my aerobic conditioning and leg strength. I'm faster with better recovery than last year, I'm pleased to report. I also did 130 pushups and 70 deadhang pullups to round out the month. Onwards!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Google is Evil. Their plug should be pulled.

Project Veritas exposes Big Brother Google.  Here's the You Tube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re9Xp6cdkro&mid=40230&id=T15Pc84tZKqfx2dSDA

Except Google (owner of You Tube) already censored it.  (It worked this morning!) You aren't supposed to know, says Google.  Fortunately, Project Veritas makes it directly available.  It's chilling.  Google is evil.

Update 25 June: Blogger blocked the embed code from Project Veritas; I've now put in the Vimeo embed.  Guess who owns Blogger.


Update 26 June.  Disabled again.  They really don't want anyone to see this, do they?  Loading again.


Uploading for fourth time. Those bastards really are scared of this, aren't they! (All the white space is what the html code from the latest banned version leaves.)



Update 29 June: Wow, still up after two days! Is Goople losing it?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Running: First Day of Summer !

Happy Summer!

As I might have mentioned earlier, I'm training for the Woodstock 100 Mile trail race in early September.  Yesterday, the last day of Spring, I did a 17 mile run up Sourdough Creek, just south of Bozeman MT.  Today, the first day of Summer, I did a long 8 miler up South Cottonwood Creek, west of there.  These were great opportunities to run with one of the locals and enjoy the warm late Spring/early Summer weather, such a relief after the harsh winter.  I've documented my runs with photos for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!


Finishing last run of Spring.

Trail. First day of Winter Summer.
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Summer!

Flowers (Oregon grape) basking in the summer warmth.

Our intrepid Chief Blogger.

One of the locals joins me

Some men like petite women, but I like a gal who's a big moose!

Let's run!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Trump-Pence 2020

President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President today.  Unforeseen Contingencies is very pleased to endorse Trump-Pence 2020.  Trump has been a good president to date.  He has cut regulation and taxes, he has gotten to U.S. out of the destructive Paris Accord and Iranian nuclear deal, he required hospitals to begin posting prices, provided equal tax treatment for employer HRA's, gotten tough with China and Russia, encouraged energy development so that the U.S. is now a net exporter of energy, appointed two Supreme Court justices, changed the rules of engagement with the result that Daesh has been smashed, spurred the development of both private and government space programs, appointed many judges below the SCOTUS level, largely retracted the EPA's terrible WOTUS rule, moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to the capital Jerusalem, improved U.S. Saudi relations, getting reformer Prince Mohammed bin Salman on board in fighting Islamic terrorism, ended the coddling of the communists in Cuba, and explicitly and repeatedly denounced socialism.  More, please.

Meanwhile, the Democrat candidates are falling over each other endorsing every sort of socialist policy.  The list of terrible things endorsed by Democrat candidates boggles the mind.  Most have signed on to the Green New Deal, with would destroy the American economy and starve Americans.  They also insist on raising taxes, abolishing private health care, censorship, more censorship, and -- of course -- mass citizen disarmament.  That last one is a necessity for them, because the rest of their agenda constitutes a declaration of war on Americans.

It's astonishing that socialism has become the Democrats' big issue.  It's a terrible, vile, and failed theory.  Concentration camps and death camps were invented in the 20th Century, and every single one of them was produced by a socialist system.  The socialist has little choice.  Socialism is about engineering society -- it necessarily treats people as building material, and recalcitrant building materials with minds of their own tend to upset the great plan.  Such eggs must be broken for the socialist omelet.  Today's Democrat leaders seem to be all-in on this.

Thank heavens that Donald Trump, for all his faults, is actively fighting these people and winning.  "We" at Unforeseen Contingencies endorse Donald Trump for re-election, and hope that the Republicans -- little as we like them -- sweep Congress.  No socialism.  Go Trump!

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