Saturday, November 28, 2020

Take the Outahere Pledge



Friends:

I’m writing you because I value your posts and comments. I don’t want to lose the connection. But the fact is, I’m not long for Facebook.

I’ve had it with algorithms determining what I see and who sees my posts. I’ve had it with the arrogant, over-the-top intrusions from bullshit “fact-checkers”. I don’t support Silicon Valley authoritarians, so why keep giving them my time and personal information even as they censor and insult me?

Many of you are on Parler. I am too, and it’s not bad. But the Parler format is not what I want. MeWe comes closest to Facebook in terms of function. Let’s exodus to MeWe.

Here’s the thing: The only reason MeWe doesn’t deliver interaction the way Zuck’s little police state does is as follows: EVERY ONE OF YOU checks Facebook daily, posts on Facebook daily, comments on Facebook daily. I know this because I do it too. 

Further: If you’ve opened a MeWe account, like me, I see you STILL don’t spend time there--and why? Because your friends don’t. It’s a vicious cycle. A self-perpetuating collective habit. I’ve been stuck in it too.

To break the vicious cycle, and help break Facebook’s monopoly, I’m asking you to take The Outahere Pledge:

I pledge to 

1. Choose 4 days a week on which I will spend no more than 5 minutes per day on Facebook, scrolling social media instead on MeWe to build a presence. (My 4 days are Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri.)

2. During each of these 4 days, I will post at least 2 things on MeWe and comment on at least 2 friend’s posts

3. I will also carefully select and invite at least 12 valued Facebook friends to join me in this Pledge. (Do so by copying this URL and forwarding it, or by copy/pasting the text and sending it in Messenger.)

4. I will CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS RULE at least until the end of January 2021, when a viable new community will either be in place or not.

There’s no good reason we keep spending our time in Mark Zuckerberg's little gulag. At MeWe, they don’t shadow ban and subvert communication. They share all your posts with all your friends. They don’t claim to own your information: you own it. 

So Let’s Just Get Outa Here. It is only habit that keeps us in Facebook.

NOTE: If you do take the Pledge, be serious about it. I say this knowing full well how hard digital habits are to break. But make a choice for yourself, STICK WITH IT, and help change our media landscape. Zuck’s monopoly well deserves to be broken.

Also: Once you’re at MeWe, join the new group DEPLORABLES 2.0. Continuing the fight to protect American liberty.

Answer me:

1. Answer with “Nah” or “I take the Pledge”. Then 

2. add me as a contact on MeWe. Then

3. copy this Pledge Manifesto and send it to your 12 favorite contacts.

A little conscious self-discipline and we can move house. It’s long overdue. You know it is. Head to mewe.com.

Best,

Eric Mader

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

About Your Calls for “Unity”



A German friend, a professor and scholar, wonders why I don’t join with the media and our RINOs and concede that “Biden won the election”. He says I should listen to “rational/moderate people”, not those pointing to evidence of election fraud.

He echoes our Democrats and media, who now talk daily of “putting aside our differences”, “coming together as a nation."

To both my friend and the Democrats, I have the same answer: “You been smoking Hunter’s pipe?”

These “rational” people have spent years now demonizing me as a “racist”, a “fascist”--though I LOATHE racism and want only an America governed by its Constitution. (The same Constitution, by the way, that defeated fascism.)

Their last candidate, Hillary Hamrod Clinton, worried in 2016 that Trump “won't accept election results”--then spent the next FOUR YEARS claiming the election was "rigged" by the Russians. The hoax was glaring enough that rudimentary analysis could demonstrate it to be hollow long before official investigations proved just how incredibly hollow it was.

When "RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!" didn't work, they then tried to weaponize a single phone call to Ukraine to unseat our president. The same Ukraine that pumped large sums of cash into the Biden family.

Irony is not these people’s strong point.

When the Ukraine trick didn't pan out, it was on to weaponizing race and burning and looting our cities--crimes our “rational/moderate” Democratic leaders cheered on even as they pumped the grotesque lie that America is a “white supremacist nation”.

Meanwhile they weaponized COVID to crush civil liberties and break small businesses in blue states, being sure to keep the big corporate outlets open. “Can’t offend the donors,” you know.

It must have been fun actually. Every blue state governor got to bring out his/her Inner Stalin. A Dem dream come true.

So … “rational/moderate people” … “Accept the results” … “Stop with the conspiracy theories” ???

PLEASE. We were not hatched from eggs yesterday morning.

And let me say now, just so “moderate” people are ready: IF Biden and Harris take office, this American will be doing everything he can to scuttle their backwards globalist agenda. To sink their illiberal, rainbow-cult agenda. To put an end to their pro-infanticide, teen-twerking Death Cult agenda.

I promise it.

At least Donald Trump was ELECTED in 2016. This new election raises so many red flags it looks like a birthday rally for Chairman Mao.

Which may not be a coincidence either. No one, not even the ladies on THE VIEW, wants a Biden win more than the Chinese regime.

But we Americans who’ve been paying attention, who haven’t been binge-drinking Kool-Aid since Obama’s first term--we will be doing all we can to stop it.

Because Biden is illegitimate.

Why do I say so?

As follows: In most Americans’ minds, basic principles of fair play ultimately rule. They rule in elections too.

In sports competitions, if it’s discovered that the winner had been cheating, there’s no careful study of just WHERE or HOW MUCH cheating occurred. No, if cheating happened, the “winner” is disqualified. You cheat, you lose.

Certainly, in a national election, discovery of a few voters casting false ballots wouldn’t invalidate election results. But that’s not what we have here. Not at all. What we have is rule-breaking and systemic irregularities practiced by Democratic state officials and Democratic poll overseers in multiple key states. I.e. we have cheating. By the “coaches”.

Where fair play rules, such cheating disqualifies the team.

If even only half the testimony gathered by Trump’s legal team is valid, this is what Americans see. A disqualified team.

No matter what happens going forward, then, Biden and Harris did not win this election. Not in my mind, not in the minds of tens of millions Americans.

Further, even doing recounts is in a way morally regrettable. As if one even has to do recounts! One team cheated, thus they lost. Period.

Biden, even if he takes office, is in a very fundamental sense illegitimate.

Should we then “put aside our differences”? Should we be “moderate”? No. We are happy to see this deeply suspicious election challenged as stridently and aggressively as possible. I personally will also be happy to see any Biden administration hounded, harassed, laughed at, undermined.

We have not forgotten the last four years, and have no reason to. Even if President Trump loses his cases. We know we are in a battle over fundamentals, and our principles and movement are going nowhere.

And even under the rubric of “the rational”, our case against Biden and his party rests on far more solid empirical grounds than the batshit insane claims our opponents have been trafficking in since 2016. Those claims, especially the Russia Hoax, which our laughable media blasted out month after month after month, were hollow from the get-go--THE HOLLOWEST HOLLOW ONE CAN FIND OUTSIDE A PHYSICS LAB VACUUM.

So save your breath trying to grease this “president-elect” into an ill-gained office. We are just getting started here. We will continue to fight your fake, second-rate fire with the ever-burning fire of truth.

Count on it.

Eric Mader

My novel A Taipei Mutt is now in second edition. The Asian capital unmuzzled.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Dems and Disorder: Fellow Wisconsinites




After months of cheering on rioters, after a Convention where not a single Democrat condemned the looting and burning of our cities, Joe Biden and his party are now going to claim they never supported the radicals.

Don’t believe them. They see their poll numbers hurting in states they need to win. The truth is: this 24/7 race-baiting and rage are now the core of the Democratic Party. And it will remain that way.

The Democrats have gone from a party of average working Americans to a party of campus radicals and coastal elites: a party of Silicon Valley on the one hand, and urban rioters on the other.

Think what our communities will become if this party now gains power. Where the police are ordered NOT to maintain order. Where our safety and property are secondary values.

We’ve seen enough to know where this party is headed.

I was a Democratic voter most of my life. I bailed out years ago because I saw what the new Dem power block was all about. If you are in their camp still, consider what is at stake. A party that does not believe in law and order does not deserve the votes of working Americans.

Check out my Idiocy, Ltd. and begin the long, hard reckoning.

Missed Message


I dreamt that a young woman with blue hair and blonde eyes was talking to me. The hair was a limpid blue the color of bright blue irises. The blonde of the eyes had a texture like hair, with a slight grain in it, as if composed of tightly packed strands. Awake, I couldn’t remember what she was telling me.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

My Substandard Friends




You have to be pretty wimpy to die from a scorpion bite. Ted. You have to be feeble to die from a fall down a short flight of wooden stairs. Andrew. You have to be flimsy stuff to die of hypothermia on an island technically in the tropics. Jared. You have to be lame to drown in a hotel swimming pool. Megan. You have to be a regular hothouse flower to succumb to injuries in a car accident that barely scratched the car. Helmut. You have to be a total loser to get rabies from your little niece’s hamster.

You know who you are.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

So They Want to Destroy Churches Because of … SLAVERY?



To listen to our leftists, to hear the open calls to burn churches, to see them now burning Bibles in Portland, it’s clear they blame slavery, if not the whole history of racism, on Christianity. Which is a howler, really. If these people weren’t leftists, we might expect them to have historical evidence for this particular Christian guilt. Sure, they’ve seen Christians negatively portrayed in decades of Hollywood movies, but I’m talking about actual "evidence" here, not cheap postmodern prejudice.

Fact is, our leftists don’t feel they need actual historical evidence. They don’t know the history of slavery, any more than they know how the West overcame slavery. Their narrative is a lie, but they couldn’t care less.

Much that is now written on slavery is historically myopic in the extreme. Weaponized as a matter of course, such writing seeks from the get-go to demonize either the West, or Christians, or both. But like nearly everything that comes from our left, this anti-Christian narrative is a case of sawing off the branch you’re sitting on.

We must always remember: Slavery arose on every continent where agriculture arose. Slavery was in some respects, at least for agriculturally developed societies, a human universal. Humanity--white, brown, black, yellow--enslaved. Slavery was practiced on every major continent for millennia: Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas.

The claim that this or that group now owes “reparations” for slavery is thus absurd. Slavery was abolished many generations ago. The current demands for reparations are nothing but cynical politicking and race-baiting. Such demands, coupled with the anti-Christian narrative, are also deeply ironic.

The first major world civilization to articulate slavery's inherent immorality was Western Christian civilization. As everyone who studies the history knows, if it weren't for Christian abolitionists in Europe, Russia and the Americas, slavery would likely still exist as a global norm.

Further: If it weren't for the "all are one in Christ Jesus” doctrine articulated by the Apostle Paul (in Galatians, one of the earliest New Testament writings) slavery would have remained uncontested in the West too.

It was the encounter with Christ, and the insight that encounter awoke, that allowed us to overcome slavery.

Yes, it took our Christian civilization a long time to put that insight into political practice, but again: it was only Christian civilization that had such an insight to begin with—namely, that there is a fundamental equality and dignity in all human beings, beyond sex, race, or class.

Attacking Western Christian culture, effacing or burning churches in revenge for humanity’s collective past practice of slavery, is shameful nonsense. Again, whether these people know it or not, they’re sawing off the branch they sit on.

Why? If our fellow humans are not inherently precious because created in God’s image, then they are, to borrow a phrase, “just clumps of cells”. We saw this logic played out in the previous century. Every last human is a “clump of cells” expendable in the quest for Utopia. And Utopia will never arrive in history, because, as we Christians know, we are all flawed by sin. Any political order will allow greed, disorder, evil to find an outlet.

How did our lefties manage to miss the 20th century? Every single radical project to remake society ended in horrific suffering. But Utopia is what our left still dreams of. This is why they believe a modern society can survive without police. This is why they believe justice can begin with the burning of churches. It’s infantile stuff. It’s self-defeating from the start.

No just society can ever be grounded in our left’s thinking. I suspect most of our lefties secretly know this too, but they don’t care. They’re not really interested in justice. They’re interested in revenge, in playing Che Guevara, in throwing dirt at all the Daddies.

Our left has serious, serious Daddy issues. They’re letting a private, extended-teenage rage drive them. This is so obvious it would be laughable if there weren’t so many of these spoiled, pissy kids now rampaging about.

And their leaders! Shame on that attention hound Shaun King; shame on the rabid anti-Western, anti-Christian ideologues spouting their lies in our now usurped universities; shame on our illiterate SJWs who gulp down this Kool-Aid.

Sane Americans see your lies and your agenda, that you only seek revenge for wrongs you yourselves never suffered. In short: you are full of HATE, and can only destroy.

Sane Americans see through you. Many of us pray for your conversion, or that you will begin to see your rage for what it is. Still, sane Americans will not sit by and let you destroy a civilization just because you read 100 pages of Marxist dribble in college and are now using it to throw a hissy fit.

Here is the Apostle Paul, writing one of the texts in that now maligned Bible, writing almost two-thousand years ago on how we are actually united. Search history all you like, you will not find any earlier statement of fundamental human dignity.

In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew nor Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26-8)

It is the encounter with Christ that allowed us to see what unites us. It was this encounter that allowed us to overcome racism, slavery, systemic injustice. Against what unites us, our left has only trendy juvenile hate. We reject them, and in Christ Jesus we will resist them.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Front Porch Wisdom vs. Rage Mobs



We were discussing the riots, the McCloskeys, etc., and a friend sent me this. Wisdom.

E.M.

Some random thoughts from my front porch this morning:

1) The left refuse to acknowledge their own rage mobs; supreme self-righteousness requires total self-blindness.

2) On FB the near-total use of the word “hate” is by my friends/acquaintances on the left.

3) I am effectively convinced the salvation of America lies with black conservatives.

4) The rage mobs are the actual zombie apocalypse—beyond reason, relentless, unthinking, totally focused on destruction and death.

5) “Then what?”—Two words no one seems to consider anymore before acting/speaking, and true across the board.

6) Remind me again how many buildings conservatives burned?

7) How do men’s hearts become so hard/devoid of basic humanity?

8) When the people who just want to be left alone get involved, I fear we will see a large casualty count.

9) Hong Kong protesters: Balls of steel. We are losing the fight for freedom here while they are risking everything for it.

10) The divisiveness that I see is entirely from the left. “If you support Trump, unfriend me now.” I appealed to logic/a desire to understand people with one of those folks, but they’re just done.

12) Our ideal of liberty/freedom for all needs to stay intact, while we address our shortcomings. Throw out that ideal and it’s game over.

Check out my Idiocy, Ltd. and begin the long, hard reckoning.