American Animal Farm: Political Correctness as a Weapon

Do you remember when sports was just about sports? When sports news was actually about issues related to sports play, such as which player was assigned to what team?

Now sports is all about political correctness. The NFL's announcements lately have included their threat to keep the Super Bowl out of Arizona should a religious rights bill pass that would allow conservative Christians the right to refuse to bake gay wedding cakes (it was vetoed), and a new initiative by the NFL to ban "offensive" words such as the "n-word" of "f-word."

No, not that f-word you were thinking of, but fag, as in a cigarette (if you are in Australia or England), or a gay slur, if you are a football player giving your teammates a hard time for a fumble.

Today, the big news in sports is which player has decide to come out as gay. Tomorrow, it will be a transgender. It is only a matter of time before an NFL player will announce his desire to become a female, and yet still want to remain a football player. (When that happens, count me as the skeptical person asking who paid that guy/gal off, because as a female I can tell you right now that boobs and violent tackles do not mix!)

I have been hearing more and more people lately point out the excessive frequency gay rights issues are covered in the news, such as NPR covering three gay stories in a row. This comes from people from both sides of the argument - people who are very much against gay marriage and those who are more tolerant on the issue.

Let me make this clear that this article is not about the merits or demerits of gay marriage. It is not about the pros and cons of gun control, abortion, or any other sort of divisive wedge issue.

This article is about how the media in America approaches these issues. It is my belief that these issues are being cynically manipulated to divide the country, distract us from real issues, and create a culture of shaming that is designed to silence dissent.

In the past five years or so, political correctness has been on steroids in this country. I don't think it is an accident. Some might say this is just the media trying to push controversies to get more ratings, and there may be some truth to that, but I think there's something more.

I'm old enough to remember an America that was a lot more moderate. I was a teenager in the 80s, and that was the last decade of polite media in America. Starting in the 90s, cable television opened up a door that allowed swearing and nudity into our living rooms. But this wasn't immediately embraced - I remember when even The Simpsons was controversial, and Married With Children was a huge deal.

It's funny, but with the advent of sleaze on television we've also seen a marked increase in political correctness. We are told we need to be sensitive to diversity. We need to show actors of different races. We need to stop using certain words.

Diversity in and of itself doesn't bother me. I actually applauded when Ellen came out in the mid-90s. But the thing is, Ellen came out almost 20 years ago. Why are we still making coming out such a huge issue?

I caught a brief spot on CNN a few weeks ago about the "state of gay rights in the world." The reporting was clearly biased towards gay marriage and was in effect trying to equate efforts in America to keep marriage "traditional" with actual oppression of homosexuals in other countries.

No-one is advocating the jailing or stoning of homosexuals here in America. But the very pointed comparison was done for a purpose - to elicit a strong emotional reaction. (For what it's worth, as a libertarian I think it is absolutely ridiculous that any government thinks it has a place in anyone's bedroom...unless a rape is occurring.)

It's quite clear the mainstream media has decided to make "gay marriage" a fait accompli - the debate is over to them, and anyone who disagrees is a homophobe and hater of the worst sort.

But look at the net results of this forced political correctness on the actual bottom line of the corporations at the forefront of the charge: A&E faced a massive boycott after suspending Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty for his comments on homosexuality. The NFL has been a having hard time selling seats at games, ever since a very quiet boycott started over their anti-gun stance. CNN and MSNBC have miserable ratings...Piers Morgan just had to run back to England with his tail between his legs.

I don't actually think Americans are that different today than we were in say, in the 1980s...but the media seems to be dead set and determined to make it so...that we have evolved, and we need to move forward and change our language to go along with the new, improved America. And they don't care if they have to lose money to make their fundamental change happen.

How could they be so unconcerned with their bottom line, unless something else (or somebody else) is driving them?

What's the end game? When you start policing language, you are in effect trying to tell people what to think. You are trying to control not just their speech and behavior, but the ideas that drive them.

So let me point out a few chilling quotes from the article about the NFL possibly banning the "f-word":

“There’s going to be some fools that are going to say something, but I think most players realize, you know what, we’re in a changed society and we’ve got to wake up and go in lockstep.”

Really? Did this guy just say "lockstep"? I'm not a big fan of the word "faggot" myself, but when I'm told I need to be in "lockstep" in banning the word, it kind of makes me want to start calling everything a faggot. That loaf of bread in the grocery store: a faggot. The bundle of coins you have stashed in your safe: a faggot. The stash of pens and pencils in your desk drawer: a faggot. (Which is actually close to the original meaning of faggot: A bundle of sticks of wood.)

Here's another scary quote:

"I will be totally shocked if the competition committee does not uphold us on what we’re trying to do,” Wooten said. “We want this word to be policed from the parking lot to the equipment room to the locker room. Secretaries, PR people, whoever, we want it eliminated completely and want it policed everywhere."

WOW. Did he really say that? He wants speech monitors out in the parking lot to make sure someone doesn't use a potentially offensive word?

This country has lost its collective mind. Do we really need to go to such great lengths to protect one openly gay NFL player from insult? I'll bet that 99% of the time the term "faggot" is used by guys in a locker room, it's thrown at other straight men, and often in good humor.

Now, lest I be guilty of distracting from the real issues at hand, I'm sure quite a few of you reading this have noticed how this language policing and media propaganda affects efforts to try to educate people about the precarious nature of our financial system.

  • Actually planning ahead for a potential economic collapse? You're just a crazy "prepper" or "doomer."
  • Think there might be some powerful people manipulating currencies behind the scenes? You wear a "tin foil hat" and therefore must be mocked and shunned.
  • Step out of line from the mainstream narrative about economic recovery? You're an "alarmist."
  • How many of you reading this are white men? I hate to break it to you, but you're the bad guy...you're apparently only where you are in life due to "white privilege."

I have to say, whoever it is that came up with the strategy of labeling any and all opposition a "hater" and using wedge issues to divide people - they are an evil genius! It is the most insidious, difficult, maddening form of propaganda to overcome.

Let's take this current push to allow transgenders into opposite sex bathrooms and facilities. I, for one, as a woman, do not want men who claim to be women allowed into my gym locker room. I have very good reason to believe that some men might try to abuse that privilege. And yet, that sort of argument will be easily shouted down with charges of "Hater! Transphobe!"

I'm waiting for the day when Texas tries to pass a "bathroom safety" law designed to protect women from predators, and the media is going to start howling about how Texans hate transgenders. The women's gym I go to? It will be forced to admit men, all in the name of tolerance - so even something formerly feminist (a women-only gym as a safe place for females to work out without being harassed) will be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.

They've set it up that any reasonable concern can be painted as a hate crime as long as it involves some sort of minority group.

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If you haven't read Animal Farm by George Orwell yet, please do. It is a quick read, but very aptly describes the sort of crazymaking psycho-psychology that tyrants use to bend citizens to their will. It involves a heck of a lot of doublespeak, hypocrisy, and false concern.

If Orwell were alive today, I'm sure he'd be writing a book about a future world in which sexuality and race are used as a weapons against freedom.

If political correctness in America is left unchecked and reaches a frightening, hysterical crescendo, we can be sure to experience scenes like this from Animal Farm: "they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes."

It's already starting. Right now, we live in a world in which whites are to be punished for not welcoming more minorities in their communities, but when whites move to minority communities, they are blasted for their intrusion. Heaven forbid services improve when wealthy white people move into an area!

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. That is the hallmark of the psychotic tyranny imposed by a political correctness that can never be satiated, never satisfied.

Just give up, you can't win. That's what they want you to believe.

The way to fight this insanity? We all need to stand up for freedom of speech and freedom of thought. We need to speak up for free speech - especially speech that offends us. We need to roll our eyes at anyone who gets their panties in a twist over certain words and phrases. We need to defuse political correctness by not letting our buttons get pushed.

And by the way, if you are just a metals trader or stacker and think none of the affects you, think again. I hate to break it to you, but you are officially "The Fringe." The Powers That Be may try to come for your gold and silver someday. And when they do, they are going to do it by painting you all as crazy people. They are going to say you are dangerous. They are going to justify taking your money and food because by "hoarding" you aren't doing your part by spreading the wealth around. Better start fighting the propaganda now, while you still have time.

Does that make me "tin foil hat"? So be it. I'll wear it proudly.

“Four legs good, two legs better! All Animals Are Equal. But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

Stephanie blogs sporadically at a number of websites, including Freeople and Free Thinking Christianity.

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Fritz's picture

Wow

Wow

Mr. Fix's picture

Fuck Political Correctness, and I am shameless!

The PC police have always had a problem with me, I've always been quite capable of telling them what to do with both their opinion, and their policies.

Life as an "outcast" has its advantages, I don't have to spend much of my time dealing with trivialities such as block parties or PTA meetings.

Besides, even pretending to be politically correct would be denying  who I am, and I will have no part of it.

When I was very very young, the powers that be in the form of priests and nuns were quite capable of shaming me into submission, through ridicule, their best attempts at guilt, and proclaiming that I would burn in hell.

Political correctness is a form of insanity foisted upon the public to remove their ability of critical thinking, and standing up for what is right, and simply  seeing the truth for what it is.

Maybe I've gone to the other extreme, but that is my choice.

Great article Stephanie, insanity needs to be pointed out a lot these days.

I am proud to be second!smiley

At least I can make my own choices.

Magpie's picture

third

And I read it this time.  wink

Good stuff!

I won't c&p all the quotes, but Bernays fits in nicely here.  A bit of what he has to say, including a comment about Goebbels:

http://www.finestquotes.com/author_quotes-author-Edward%20Bernays-page-0.htm

Verus nemo's picture

In this corner of the ring: Karen Hudes, and in the opposite cor

we have JC Collins. Okay, gentlemen (or ladies); at the sound of the bell, come out fighting!

http://philosophyofmetrics.com/2014/02/27/the-karen-hudes-operation/#more-234

Good grief. With her allegations of 170K metric tons of previously unaccounted for gold held somewhere in Hawaii, I always suspected that Karen Hudes was a bit looney but now she's attacking "JC Collins"  (whoever he or she is) and I'm not at all sure whether that bolsters the credibility of Collins or renders them both questionable.

I did a search on "JC Collins" a couple of weeks ago and LinkedIn has a former JPM employee by that name that seemed a possibility. Does anyone else know anything about the background of this "JC Collins."

Libero's picture

Stephanie

You've been spouting your neo constitutional conservatism for some days nows.  I do not agree with much of what you say and cringe at the positive comments you receive.  Oh well.  To each his own as Thomas Jefferson would say.
 

stephanie's picture

@libero - clarify, please

Can you respond to the substance of the article? You say you disagree but you don't explain why. Do you have an issue with free speech? Do you want everyone thinking the same way? I'm curious as to what you exactly found offensive. I'm also wondering what part of "chilling" do you not understand? I'm genuinely curious here.

 

SaratogaPrepper's picture

Once again

very nice post Stephanie

Does anyone really still even use that word? Faggot?

It's been a very long time since I've heard that used.

I'd give a list used regularly at work, but probably shouldn't.

They send us to diversity class once a year. It hasn't stuck yet.

Libero's picture

Here it comes.

You say, "Now sports is all about political correctness. The NFL's announcements lately have included their threat to keep the Super Bowl out of Arizona should a religious rights bill pass that would allow conservative Christians the right to refuse to bake gay wedding cakes (it was vetoed), and a new initiative by the NFL to ban "offensive" words such as the "n-word" of "f-word."

Yes, freedom goes both ways, you choose your way and I support the NFL's announcement.

You are a generalist when you say, "Damned if you do, damned if you don't. That is the hallmark of the psychotic tyranny imposed by a political correctness that can never be satiated, never satisfied.  Just give up, you can't win. That's what they want you to believe." 

Who is "they"?  Are you talking about the MSM, are you talking about me?  The world is too complicated to be reduced to your generalizations and I don't need to give blah blah examples. I disagree with much of what you say.  So what?  Do you feel a need to convince everybody that your view is the Truth?

Mr. Fix's picture

Liberalism is a mental disease. It explains Libero

I wouldn't be expecting a response rich in  intellectualism. 

Political correctness has been specifically designed to make liberals feel good about themselves, and give them lots of targets to condemn.

The fact that they are both morally and intellectually bankrupt will never even occur to them.

Libero's picture

Nice Fix... Look in the mirror.

Intolerance for different opinions.  You are so WISE ALL WORSHIP FIX.

 

stephanie's picture

@libero - thank you for sharing

You wrote: "I disagree with much of what you say.  So what?  Do you feel a need to convince everybody that your view is the Truth?"

I don't think that would  be humanly possible, but I am constantly working on how to communicate better so people "get it." I don't think you got the gist of my article. You're focused on your agreement with the NFL rather than the bigger picture, but in this instance you are kind of proving my point: These emotional button issues are used to blind people to greater principles such as the importance of free speech. But I also need to do a better job of expressing that.

Feel free to disagree with me...and in fact, I hope you keep reading my stuff and disagreeing, but do try to share your thinking process. I may learn something...but be aware, I do have an "agenda" to try to get you to understand my points. I'll just take it as a challenge. :-)

PS Calling my writing "neo constitutional conservatism" is part of the whole PC playbook. I am not nor have ever been a "NeoCon" and in fact have opposed NeoConservatism since Bush was in office. Try not to put people into small boxes. :-)

Dr Jerome's picture

Diversity

Today it is gays, tomorrow transgender, next year it'll be... "others"

I teach a gender studies class at the university with about 120 students per year that take it. I am probably one of the few straight males who teach such a class and indeed I have to be overly sensitive to the feminist students in my class.

The other day I was filling out a form at the community college to take a class in solar-cell and battery systems. On the enrollment forms, I could check one of three boxes: male, female, or other. Below the check boxes, they had a text box "If other, please explain." That box was big enough to write an essay about gender.

In my gender class I have them write an essay about how they came to have their gender. The common answer in this nation, right from Lady Gaga, is "born that way." I ask them to support that view from the research if they can,... or not.  Our textbook explains 8 different theories of gender development from biology, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and performance studies. There is only a few pages on biological explanations. And, having taught the class for over a decade, I noticed that the text is thinning out the biological theories of gender development as science is unable to replicate the early research. Ten years ago there was half a chapter by the same expert author. Clearly "born that way" is the weakest answer to the question of gender origination--and getting weaker each year.

I had a candid conversation with a colleague from sociology--an open lesbian--and I asked her what "other" was. Her definitions left me wanting. Trans is just a surgical change, bi is a simple attraction to both but not a gender, androgynous  (both male and female), and neuter--neither male nor female. But still, what is other? I teach in an American university that there is male and female. There are men who wish to be women and women who wish to be men. But I am unconvinced that there is a third choice that is presented in nature. My LBGQT students do not challenge me on this one. I genuinely ask to know what other is and nobody has an answer--not the theorists, not the textbooks, and not the students they say they describe. The few people who are born with some chromosomal abnormality comprise a very small percent of the population--true outliers. Any society that makes laws primarily on the bases of protecting outliers is headed for trouble. Laws should serve the mainstream. We have judges to decide the hard cases.

So now, if I do not go out of my way to include people whose gender doesn't match their physical body, or whose gender does match, but they are attracted to the same, and create an environment to welcome "others" who cannot even be defined, if I don't do that, I am called a "hater." I could literally lose my job and never work in academia again.

So I choose not to hate anyone.

And all of this cutting edge diversity is driven by those who control the media, not really by academics so much, thought the university supports it wholeheartedly. And Ellen, Lady Gaga, and Jason Collins have louder voices than experts in the field. I am beginning to hate the media. And it doesn't help that my academic specialty is rhetoric--the art of bullshit and propaganda. I can smell MOPE and spin a mile away.

By the way. for the past two years, only about 2% of my students writing a gender origination essay have identified themselves as gay. No "others" whatsoever. The class is online--high anonymity.

And what does this have to do with precious metals? LGBQT people should be stackers too! I am totally inclusive of all stackers and becoming somewhat intolerant of gold haters. And if a whole lot of "other" diverse people started stacking, we could bring a speedy end to the era of socially constructed money--fiat currency, and we could get our society free of media moguls who impress their outlier ideals on the generality of citizens.

<Rant off/>

Thank you for educating us all on media methods, Stephanie.

Kerbouchard's picture

Stephanie

Fantastic article.  Well said.  So many thoughts come to mind, but I lack the patience to articulate them all.

So, in the meantime, I'll satiate myself with your well-thought-out essay.

stephanie's picture

@dr jerome - excellent comment

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It brings up so many things I'd love to discuss but I don't want to dominate the comments here. :-) I just wish we as a country could have more meaningful conversations about gender without all the black and white reactivity. All objectivity and science has been thrown out the window in favor of a certain viewpoint. It would be nice to find a more reasonable middle ground (from both sides).

And you're right, we should have everyone stacking!

PS SNL could never have a character like "Pat" today - would be considered offensive, I'm sure.

JY896's picture

@Verus nemo re: JC Collins

Read his 'About' page carefully. Then read the parts of his SDR pieces that talk about the benevolence, wisdom and good intentions of BIS, IMF and central banking in general.

Caveat emptor.

@Libero: I've been watching you fail to bring (positive) substance to any discussion you join since you first started commenting. Thanks for not breaking character/trend.

Mr. Fix's picture

Political correctness is a weapon of war.

Political correctness is a form of mind control, and is being used as a weapon of war to destroy Western civilization from within.

It is an ideology born out of collectivism, and hence communism, to ostracize freethinking people and promote moral depravity.

There are only two kinds of liberals, the ones who come up with this crap to dumb down the populace, and the useful idiots too intellectually bankrupt to see it for what it is.

In plain English, a liberal is either stupid or evil.

Political correctness is being used in our government sponsored schools to destroy America, as our own government was hijacked a long time ago by people who had a long-term plan to destroy it. By owning the press, mandating a public education system, and then promoting higher education, most people spend all of their formative years in indoctrination mills and are incapable of rational thought when they finally get the piece of paper that says they have graduated.

Stand for something, or fall for anything, but a liberals arguments are only capable of name-calling the opposition, and never actually discuss the issues.

Before you call me some kind of crazy right-wing nut, I can assure you, I have no allegiance to any political party, at my core, I am an anarchist. 

I am also a self-reliant individualist,  a concept foreign to a liberal,  I hold a belief system  that must be destroyed and impugned  by a collectivist, otherwise, his entire agenda would be undermined.

Human beings are quite capable of taking care of themselves.

If people really believe that, there would be no liberals,

and political correctness could not flourish, and justify their war on sanity.

Kerbouchard's picture

Fix...

...hear, hear!

Bollocks's picture

Spot-on stephanie

Absolutely spot-on.

PC is a weapon of control.

buzlightening's picture

There will be no fewnce sitters who want to hold

to moral conservative values.  The great divide as the good get better and the bad get worse in their perversion.  The world pins the red badge of courage upon the coming out of the closet perversion crowd while not a virgin to be found among all of AmeriCON'd media.  Entirely no shame as the rear guard butt jabbers and muff divers become examples for our children.  As stated, the devil will rage in the hearts of the children of men in the last days.  Tells you exactly where we are on that timeline.  The black hearted amorally bankrupted US goes from sound money bankruptcy to follow the perversion road to all things which go contrary to the nature of happiness.  .So much misery wants so much more company as if we vote or all come together on perversion, as if all makes it makes it right.  What a dark world which has to have the whole world lined up to consent to their perversions to make it all right.  The louder the perverted scream to acknowledge our perversion as ok, the more I entirely tune'em out.   perverted ones not even trying to lead the US citizen carefully down to hell anymore.  It rages from the top down of our corrupted government through to too big to fail bankster fraudsters; down to the cesspools of iniquity among our whole society.  Jump in the cesspool of iniquity!  The sewage is fine as the pure deep water run clear.  Don't worry the stench wears off the more you swim among the sewage.  Stench of perverted activity gone now as we've been engaged in perversion for decades.  Conscience seared with a hot iron.  All reprobates each and all.  Stand your ground stephanie and keep writing.  Ignorant spiritual spineless folks who can't stand for a thing will fall for perversion of society and be participating all in.  While we who yet stand up and ever in the heat of rank perversion among society, will take refuge in the sound principle of everlasting light and truth.  Which as we know who worship God, is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  If God isn't changing the script in multiplying and replenishing the earth as outlined in genesis; neither I.  The rest may be damned accordingly.  Not by our choosing but theirs.  Only thing I have to say to people who sell out to the EE, here's 30 pieces of silver for you to enjoy on your way down to misery; HELL! 

sierra skier's picture

Political Correctness has

Political Correctness has gotten completely out of control. This has been going on for a long time now and it has crept into every possible facet of life. The time, at least for my wife and I to leave the liberal infested state of Ca. and relocate to a more friendly and realistic neighborhood where folks are less PC inclined and evaluate folks on their practical worth.

When I was growing up very little need for political correctness because we were taught to kind, courteous and fair. Now that didn't work 100% but overall it kept the playing field level. Now days parenting has become a lost function of family life and the state appears to be taking over that responsibility, and doing so in a very poor fashion.

It is long past due for us to take back our life, family and self sufficiency and throw the state out of places it doesn't belong. Personal responsibility has become a lost art. It is time to reduce those who abuse the public trough. The politicians, bankers, welfare frauds and those who just feel entitled need to come to grips with reality and learn how to take care of their selves without dipping the ladle into the public trough to live.

The only way this country is going to turn around the current collapse is reinitiate personal responsibility, hard productive work, throwing PC out the 30th story window with a banker and providing only for those who are truly in need.

Great post Stephanie.

Verus nemo's picture

Thanks JY896

I'm done pointing others towards that blog until I understand its "message" better. I do not want to be guilty of spreading propaganda or disinformation.

Thanks for the cautionary note. I needed it.

Bugzy's picture

An age of darkness

Controllers once used religion as a means of total control of the populace. One needed to conform in thought and speech and action to this religious correctness; or one was accused of being a witch or of blasphemy or being a scientist. Civilization was pushed back about 2000 years. We called it the dark ages.

And today, a new form of blasphemy and control and behaviour. Modern day witches/ preppers/ individual freedom lovers. Persecuted, listened to in parking lots, fined, incarcerated, marginalized; forced to conform to the new rulers; folk policing each other; fingers pointed - TRUTHER! Doomer..... boo hisss

A new dark age descends - and those stupid fucking faggots and dykes think they are moving toward salvation.

Actually I have no issues with folks and their gender....but I reserve my right to to say fuck off puff if some guy mistakenly takes an interest.

Great article Steph, fix.

stackaloha's picture

excellent again!

Great article stephanie! PC is one of  the weapons they use to divide and conquer us. Unfortunately it's very effective. The state of our country is very discouraging. It seems like TPTB encourage the young to be gay every chance they get. Feminist is code for man-hater more often than not these days. As a straight white man, I seem to be the enemy and this is encouraged by the media and schools imho.

Once again, well done!

Dyna mo hum's picture

I guess I'll come out now....

I  prefer.................................... 100%  wimmens's only. If that makes me a pervert then so be it.  I was born that way and I am dammed proud of it!

buzlightening's picture

Ivars if you're out there?

I'll share my thoughts why the US mkts won't die or we can't kill the beast.  Those 3.6 trillion reverse repos, and lately they've been daily ramping up into the triple digit billions, won't just go away without this liquidity being missed.  It may just happen next week suddenly over night as, I don't feel the primary dealers sitting on trillions in cash from the easy money fed fuds, sitting for years getting 3% is still sitting there doing nothing.  I think the insolvent too big to fail primary dealers have been feeding the beast with hot money market liquidity while the fed fud drains trillions.  bankster know how insolvent they are and all the money printing to infinity will not fill the black vortex of debt the global governments need to survive.  I'm with Jim Willie on this one with all the signs escalating the ponzi can't run much longer.  All fingers in the dyke and it's spilling over and through it, regardless of colluding fingers globally together being stuck in the fiat ponzi terminally bleeding shot up corrupted fiat damming of tsunami debt.  GCR or currency reset.  Once the fed fuds have drained trillions as the last vortex to mkt hell, as of the Fall '08, the switch will be thrown. GUARANTEED!!!!!! We may wake up in March and have the currency reset suddenly overnight or April but it's not far off, as the extend and pretend EEE crowd is out of lies even one brain celled humans are having trouble believing.  I suppose that's it in a nutshell. We know the trillions sitting in primary dealer accounts aren't being loaned out but have been collecting interest from the fed fud for years.  I believe those primary dealer bankster fraudsters have been called out by the fed feds to hold the US mkts up until it suddenly changes overnight and the dollar gets devalued; BAM!  WHAM!!!!

I Run Bartertown's picture

Stephanie

"I can tell you right now that boobs and violent tackles do not mix!"

You haven't ruled out gentle tackles.

"The way to fight this insanity? We all need to stand up for freedom of speech and freedom of thought. We need to speak up for free speech - especially speech that offends us."

Speaking on behalf of the offensive, thank you.

"If Orwell were alive today, I'm sure he'd be writing a book about a future world in which sexuality and race are used as a weapons against freedom."

If Orwell were alive today, I think he'd look around, figure he knows how this shit goes, and STFU.

But not you! How do you fit those balls into yoga pants? And I mean that in the figurative non-tranny sense. yes

I think you deserve a lot of credit for writing this.

""Tradition is not the worship of ashes,
but the preservation of fire.""

Maryann's picture

Great job, Stephanie

I just reread Animal Farm a couple of weeks ago as my teen had to read it for school.  I hadn't read it since high school so thought it was time....it was more of a horror story than I remembered.  What particularly struck me was how history was rewritten and the younger animals didn't know what was true.  Is that happening to us now?  I think so.

Dr J, the whole gender thing makes me so sad.  I think it is indicative of lost souls searching for wholeness. You are a light in the darkness and I know you are a blessing to your students.  I pray my child has a professor like you when he goes off to university!

buzlightening's picture

Good for you Dyna.

The burning comes to the proud and these that do wickedly.  Wish the perverted generation were not so damned proud.  Your choice and mine also.  As far as being born with your perversion,  if this is what you use to rationalize your behavior which goes contrary to happiness, you may hold fast to it but it doesn't hold water, as all are born with the light of God or have a conscience.  We know how to choose good from evil from our youth.  Unless you were born without the light of conscience and there are those few, you will be held accountable.  You made a conscious choice somewhere, sometime, to do as you do.  However you felt after this choice, you may just have heaped to the dark corners or your heart, as you can't deal with being brought into judgment for you actions in this life.  All murderers are innocent also.  Here it all the time when all the evidence proves otherwise as these step up to the gallows.  All I'm saying is you may pretend all you want, you will never be accountable for the individual decisions you made in this life.  Your choice but won't change the truth anymore than all the fiat thugs voting paper money has intrinsic value.  Sound money will prevail and we will be all brought before the judgment bar of God, having a bright recollection of all our guilt.  Yet for those who would swallow their pride or put off the natural person, which separates us from God naturally; we may be forgiven.  Our choice to repent or continue rebelling.  As it goes in this life we're either repenting of rebelling against God.   I was hang dog tired of rebelling against God.  I know of repentance and struggle continually put off the natural man and continue repenting.  You haven't traveled down any road others have, who have not gained power beyond themselves through the atonement to rise above themselves and put mistakes behind them.  Trouble is we get so blinded by our outright rebellion day after day we haven't the spiritual sense left to turn out of our rebelling ways.  It happens.  The Spirit will not always strive with one who continually chooses to rebel and goes contrary to their own good conscience.  Soon we have no more light left within and it is all darkness.    So sad.  

JY896's picture

@VN

You need to make up your own mind. He MIGHT very well be truthful about what TPTB would LIKE to happen. But I can't trust anyone who has as main tenets:
A) SDRs will solve inequality, international conflict and eliminate fractional banking (and possibly cure cancer)
B) rent-$seeking elites controlling society will self-limit their greed and powerlust, and fighting them is pointless.
C) conspiracy theories are all baseless, dumb distractions. All the truth you will ever need to know about how the world REALLY works is public domain, easily accessible info.

Les Baux's picture

Is this a good deal on eagles?

The offer on 1sale today is 2014 eagles for $25 a piece, all shipping and everything included.  The commenters are complaining that it's higher than spot silver price, but judging by the apmex price this seems like a very reasonable price for Eagles specifically.

I'm not an experienced buyer of ASE's, but I wouldn't mind a roll or two.  Should I pull the trigger?

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