Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Unforeseen Contingencies is back!


After something of a hiatus, "we're" back! Because of restrictions imposed by the overlords at google, "we" can't analyze our 2020 predictions nor make predictions for 2021. The evil overlords will not allow free discussions of the election nor of Wuhan flu, which is relevant, so that will have to wait until we have a new blog platform. But in the meantime, there's much we can say that doesn't fall yet under the purview of the big tech censors...yet. So... back in action. See our tribute to Rush Limbaugh (below).

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh, a true American hero, passed away in February. "We" here at Unforeseen Contingencies honor him and his memory in our first post of 2021. 

I first heard Mr. Limbaugh in the early 1990's when I was a graduate student in my PhD program at NYU. I was surprised and pleased to hear a powerful voice for reason and liberty, and listened when I had the opportunity. I continued listening when I returned to Montana in the second half of the nineties. I was particularly impressed by his dissection of and campaign against the poisonous HillaryCare "reform" of health care. I think his exposure of its socialist nature was instrumental in defeating it; he galvanized public opinion against this governmental power grab.

I listened to Limbaugh over the years.  Sometimes i strongly disagreed with him, but more often than not I agreed.  I noticed that he was particularly astute at analyzing politics.  He understood motivations, strategies, and ulterior motives of politicians and the public remarkably well, and had a real knack for assessing events.  I learned a lot from him.  But even more important was his understanding of self-responsibility, self-esteem (<i>real</i> self-esteem, that which is earned), hard work, and the role of liberty in promoting success.  He championed these, and they are the American entrepreneurial values that make us and our country successful.  

Limbaugh truly deserved the Medal of Freedom.  He did a great deal for freedom.  And he did it heroically.  Real heroism, as Robert Heinlein points out, is stepping up to do the high service at personal risk <i>when you don't have to.</i>  Rush Limbaugh was repeatedly and viciously smeared by the left and other opponents.  That hurts.  Limbaugh ignored the lies, libels, and slanders, and even played them in order to make a mockery of the left.  But it certainly wasn't easy for him.

I do recall multiple occasions where he would make a statement and then predict how it would be mis-reported -- i.e. lied about -- by government officials and by what he called the "drive-by media."  In every case I ever heard, he was exactly right.  He exposed the MSM as the frauds and idiot ideologues they are.

It is wonderful that we had Rush Limbaugh.  I'm sorry he's gone; it seems different without him.  But he inspired many of us, and we're following in his footsteps, promoting the truths he championed.

Thank you, Mr. Limbaugh, for all you did.  As one of my former students put it, you've passed us the torch, and we'll carry it on.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Thank You, Mr. President!

 I thank Mr. Trump for being the best president of my lifetime.  He exceeded Reagan and Eisenhower in the good he accomplished.  Thank you, Mr. President!

Unforeseen Contingencies will be back, once we've secured ourselves from the tech totalitarians.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Election Predictions: Trump Wins... America Wins!

The 2020 election is upon us.  I would say "almost upon us," except that voting began in September, I believe.  Julie and I have already voted, absentee in person.  This is an insane way to conduct an election.  There should be one day (1) and voting should be done in person.  One should have to identify oneself as a legal and properly registered voter.  The nonsense of mail-out-mail-back ballots, no voter ID, same-day registration, DMV registration, and the rest come from people who do not give a tinker's dam about principles and legitimacy.  

The nonsense is purely partisan.  There are two kinds of people who are inclined to vote for the demagogic left.  The first is the progressive intelligentsia, which hopes to direct society from the top down.  The second: the irresponsibles.  The less self-responsible one is, the more likely one will support an ideology that denies individual self-responsibility, blames others for problems, and looks to others for solutions, i.e. the ideology of leftism.  

The problem for the leftist intelligentsia is that the less responsible one is, the less reliable one is.  Hence an important part of the Democrat voter base might not actually vote.  This partly explains why Democrats endorse everything they can think of to reduce the cost of voting: mail-out-mail-back ballots, no voter ID, same-day registration, DMV registration, six week voting periods, 24/7 drive-in voting stations (apparently there is such a thing), illegal alien voting (in some California local elections), and proposals for voting by sixteen year olds.  They don't actually believe in voting as a method of learning what responsible, thoughtful people think government should be or do -- they just see it as process to be manipulated to gain power, and if the results of a vote don't give them power, they reject it.  That's why Hilliary Clinton, John Podesta, and related owlhoots have insisted that no matter how the vote goes, Joe Biden should not concede  That's why, after losing the Brexit vote, the globalist Euroweenies denied its legitimacy, condemned the electorate, and did everything they could to ignore it. (BTW, the rest of the explanation why the leftist intelligentsia wants lower standards and easier voting is that it makes it easier for them to cheat.

With all of this in mind, let's first look at Unforeseen Contingencies' predictions for the upcoming election.

1. There will be substantial attacks, riots, and covid shutdowns directed against polling places that tend to be strongly Republican on Election Day.  I'm 50% certain.

2. Trump wins.  He takes the Electoral College.  80% certain.  The polls might say otherwise, but the polls are wrong.

3. This will be apparent within 24 hours of the closing of the polls. 90% certain.

4. Biden and the Democrat Party will sue in various jurisdictions to change voting outcome.  100% certain.

5. There'll be massive riots in major cities and also in DC.  (Washington DC is not a major city.)  100% certain.

6. Republicans will keep the Senate.  60% certain.

7. Republicans will retake the House, 55% certain.

While I'm at it, let's do a preliminary look at the Unforeseen Contingencies Predictions for 2020.  Predictions 1, 2 , and 6 (Trump acquitted, Biden nominated, multiple attacks on Republican headquarters and supporters) we've hit home runs.  Number 7 (no war with Iran)seems very likely to be correct.  Number 8 (worst winter ever) failed, and 9 (I complete four ultras, including a 100 miler) seems doomed to fail, since four of my planned ultras were cancelled in honor of the Wuhan flu.  (I guess that's why the canceled them.)  The others are still in running and I stick by them, especially the wild card.

On Election Night I'm planning on attending a local anti-lockdown assembly (it will actually be a genuinely peaceful assembly, unlike a Black Lies Matter riot).  And later I will be interviewed on our college radio station.  If there's a Soundcloud file, I'll post.

In the meantime, dear reader(s), stay well.  Write if you can.  And stay positive.  Liberty will win.

Now hear this!

Greetings, dear readers!  (Readers? We have readers?)  We at Unforeseen Contingencies have been in hiding but are about to resume blogging.  Here's a quick rundown on upcoming posts.  

First, we'll have election predictions, plus a preliminary look at UC's 2020 predictions, which are proving to have been perspicacious.

Second, "we" completed the 2020 running of the Le Grizz 50 Mile Ultramarathon.  Actually, "we" is highly appropriate here, as four friends joined me and ran the race.  

Third... well, a whole lot of other things are coming.

Back at it!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Courage and Strength, not socialism

Donald Trump's latest add, banned by Democrat platform CNN.

Real posts from your chief blogger coming.

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Creation of Justice Barrett

Friday, October 02, 2020

Jordan Peterson on Cultural Marxism

This is important. Dr. Jordan Peterson outlines the danger of cultural Marxist thought and the cancel culture.

Friday, August 21, 2020

We Love America

Yaakov Shwekey. I agree with 100% of this.

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