Charlie's Blog: Random Thoughts on Various Subjects 59

2.03.2018

Random Thoughts on Various Subjects 59


It's hard to be an artist. It's hard to be anything. It's hard to be.
BILL MURRAY

1. TRUMP

Trump had a good week this week. First, there is the State of the Union address which garnered high approval from the public. Then, there was the Nunes memo that told us what we already know. The Deep State are treasonous evildoers out to destroy this president.

Where do things go from here? Currently, I think the Nunes memo will be scandalous but nothing will come of it. The reason for this is because Republicans including Trump do not possess the will to root out this corruption. The weakest person in this regard is Jeff Sessions who recuses himself anytime and every time. What is needed is a second special prosecutor to go after Comey, Mueller, Clinton, Obama, and everyone else they can round up and take down over this corruption. Trey Gowdy would be the one, but he might be tapped for other things. But he has the spirit that this position needs.

Meanwhile, the stock market took a big hit on good economic news. In the past, bad economic news would raise the market as they anticipated an infusion of Fed funny money. So, it stands to reason that good news should send the market the other way. Basically, we are sitting on a bubble which Donald Trump has foolishly decided to own. Now, that bubble is going to pop. The economy will be fine, but those 401k accounts Trump keeps mentioning are not going to look so good.

2. FRANCIS

Pope Francis has sold out the faithful in China and will now allow the communist Chinese government to pick his bishops for him. This only further cements his place in church history as a bad pope. Personally, I think he is the worst pope of all time, and he still has more damage to do.

I think Pope Francis is now both a formal and material heretic. As a layperson, I have no authority in this regard, so I am merely stating the obvious. But from my reading of others, Pope Francis by his words and actions has ceased to be pope as any pontiff that establishes himself as a formal heretic automatically incurs an abdication of the Petrine ministry and excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church. I won't get into Benedict's abdication or rumors of the St. Gallen Mafia.


This leaves us with Cardinal Burke who one incendiary Catholic blogger likens to a kitten because he had enough courage to issue the Dubia to Pope Francis but has sat on his hands ever since. The time is long overdue for a formal correction such that laypeople and other bishops have already issued their corrections.

Where do things go from here? At this point, the faithful prelates should be moving to declare Pope Francis an antipope and convening to elect a new pontiff. Obviously, this isn't happening and will not happen. You can tell that the secret wish is that Francis will hastily croak letting these folks off the hook and giving them the opportunity to mend the damage with the next pope.

My defensive pessimism tells me that Francis has at least ten more years to go, and he has even worse things in store for us. Nothing is going to happen to him, and the Roman Catholic Church will endure his tyranny and scandals. In addition, his packing of the college of cardinals will certainly mean that his successor will be even worse. The faithful will be a slim minority in a church overrun by sodomites and modernist heretics. We are almost there now.


Is blogging dead? This is the question Legal Insurrection ponders, and it has made me reflective as a blogger. The first thing that has to be established is that blogging eats a lot of time. This fact is what made Andrew Sullivan hang it up. Blogging is hard work. It takes nothing to bust out a Tweet or a status update on Facebook. But this is not serious content. Blogging is serious content, and dedicated bloggers do it all day every day.

This brings us to our second thing which is the hard reality that blogging pays nothing. You are working for free. When you consider how many hours you put into it and consider that you receive nothing in return, you are a fool to ever be a blogger. It is a miserable hobby. Even street musicians busking in the subway have more to show for their efforts. The few bloggers that do derive income from their blogs do so mostly by selling some book or product which the blog ends up advertising.

These two facts alone would be enough to kill blogging before you even get to the subject of social media. Social media is the same as blogging except it simultaneously demands less but also more from you. It takes less time to produce content for social media, but it ends up eating way more time than blogging. That is a strange irony. It is like farming versus foraging for food in the forest. Farming takes way more effort but produces way more food. Foraging takes little effort, but you end up doing it all day in order to not starve to death.

Social media is blogging for lazy people. That is the one good thing you can say about bloggers. They aren't lazy. But they may be stupid. Working for nothing has never seemed like a smart thing, and I will have to think about it more. I don't think about it much now because if I did I would probably quit blogging.

4. Q & A

Q: Is it racist to speak the truth?

A: This is a trick question that I ask black people when they pull the race card. If they say no, then they have to face some uncomfortable but undeniable facts about black people like the ones regularly reported on SBPDL. If they say yes, they admit they live in denial of reality. Either way, they lose the game, and the race card goes back in their pocket.

The simple reality is that the black community is largely criminal, unethical, immoral, and stupid. This is not a consequence of something inherent in black DNA as I can point to many numerous exceptions to this reality while I can point to many white people who suffer from the same pathologies. The fault for this state of affairs comes from the breakdown of the black family thanks to illegitimacy and welfare, the decline of the black church that cares more about social justice and prosperity teaching than Jesus Christ, and a hip hop culture that celebrates drug dealing, misogyny, and murder. In short, black culture is rotten to the core, and black people have no one to blame but themselves.

It is easier to blame white people than to clean up your act. But we know this as living in the state of denial. And white people allow that race card to shut them up. But I don't shut up. I speak the truth. And I ask a simple question. Is it racist to speak the truth? And I win the argument every time. This is because reality always has the correct and final word.



5. QUOTABLE QUOTES

Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is the greatest destroyer of peace today—abortion which brings people to such blindness.
SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA

The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy.
THOMAS SOWELL

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberality, and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government. There are only two main theories of government in our world. One rests on righteousness and the other on force. One appeals to reason, and the other appeals to the sword. One is exemplified in the republic, the other is represented by despotism.

The government of a country never gets ahead of the religion of a country. There is no way by which we can substitute the authority of law for the virtue of man. Of course we endeavor to restrain the vicious, and furnish a fair degree of security and protection by legislation and police control, but the real reform which society in these days is seeking will come as a result of our religious convictions, or they will not come at all. Peace, justice, humanity, charity—these cannot be legislated into being. They are the result of divine grace.
CALVIN COOLIDGE

6. ODDS AND ENDS

--It is unofficially official. The iPhone X was a flop for Apple. Was it the two pieces of glass that would shatter? Or, was it the $1000 price tag? Or, was it the fact that Apple will release an OS update in a few months that will slow the thing to a crawl in order to make you buy a new iPhone?

--Facebook users are using Facebook less. This probably keeps Mark Zuckerberg up at night. I think the inherent value of Facebook is zero, and the stock price will inevitably reflect that value. Facebook is less like a company and more like a hit TV show. But even hit TV shows go off the air unless you're The Simpsons. I root for the demise and destruction of Facebook and all social media.

--Justin Timberlake is totally right on not letting his kids play football. Football is a sport that does tremendous damage to the body. It's like being in a car wreck every week. I'm glad I never played football. I have enough damage to my body just from working.

--Once upon a time, Bill Maher was almost smart. Almost.

--I'm not watching the Super Bowl. I haven't watched a football game in years.

--We are getting amnesty for illegals. We are never getting that wall. I would love to see Ann Coulter and Donald Trump together to discuss it.

7. LINKS OF INTEREST

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