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John Bolton has a weird mustache

with 146 comments

Very prole.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 23, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Proles

Heinlein and the psychology of guns

This is also a quote from the Robert Heinlein novel Tunnel in the Sky. Rod Walker, the main character, is asking his older sister (a captain in the Corps of Amazons) advice for his upcoming survival test on an unknown planet:

“Uh, Sis, what sort of gun should I carry?”

“Huh? Why the deuce do you want a gun?”

“Why, for what I might run into, of course. Wild animals and things. Deacon Matson practically said that we could expect dangerous animals.”

“I doubt if he advised you to carry a gun. From his reputation, Dr. Matson is a practical man. See here, infant, on this tour you are the rabbit, trying to escape the fox. You aren’t the fox.”
“What do you mean?”

“Your only purpose is to stay alive. Not to be brave, not to fight, not to dominate the wilds- but just stay breathing. One time in a hundred a gun might save your life; the other ninety-nine it will just tempt you into folly. Oh, no doubt Matson would take one, and I would, too. But we are salted; we know when not to use one. But consider this. That test area is going to be crawling with trigger-happy young squirts. If one shoots you, it won’t matter that you have a gun, too- because you will be dead. But if you carry a gun, it makes you feel cocky; you won’t take proper cover. If you don’t have one, then you’ll know that you are the rabbit. You’ll be careful.”

I completely didn’t understand this when I read it as a teenager. It didn’t make any sense. Why would you not want to take a gun if you were going to be stranded for up to ten days on a strange planet with wild animals?

But now, I’m old enough to have the wisdom to understand this advice. For example, if George Zimmerman had not been carrying a gun, he probably wouldn’t have gone looking for the dangerous-looking ghetto black kid, he would have waited for the police, but the gun made him feel powerful, like bigshot who could take care of himself.

A lot of the pro-gun proles who say they need a gun for “protection” just don’t understand this psychology. Furthermore, I believe that owning an AR-15 contributed to the Florida kid going on a shooting rampage. Having the AR-15 made him feel powerful, and he caressed his gun and had fantasies about how he could use the power of the AR-15 to go to his old high school and get back at all the kids and teachers he hated. If he had not been able to obtain an AR-15 in the first place, he never would have had those dark fantasies.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 19, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Books, Proles

Proles love Trump

Stormy Daniels’ mother is a Trump supporter!

This is not surprising at all. The mother of a porn actress is obviously going to be prole, and we all know from reading my blog that proles love Trump!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 15, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Proles, Uncategorized

Teacher with gun accidentally shoots student

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 14, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Proles

If you think that arming teachers is a good idea

Then you’re a prole. And not the smart kind of prole.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 22, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Proles

The NEW digital divide

Remember the old days when op-ed writers worried that poor children were being left behind because they didn’t have enough access to computers?

Well now, things are reversed. An op-ed writer frets that poor children are being left being because they spend TOO MUCH TIME using computers (including smartphones) and not enough time doing healthy activities.

Why can’t poor people ever behave the right way? It’s almost like they’re an entirely different social class and can never be reformed.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 15, 2018 at EDT am

Prole advice in the NY Times?

I Want to Cut My Kids Off Financially. Does That Make Me Mean?

Dear Sugars,

My spouse and I supported our two now-“grown” children through college. One graduated; one moved back home due to failing grades. It’s now five years later, but we’re still paying for their cell phones, cars and health insurance. The one who graduated got a good job, but she’s about to be fired and she wants to move back home. We’re saying no. Are we mean parents? Should we continue to support our children well past their teenage years? When should we cut the strings and let them fend for themselves?

Still Paying

I think the “Sugars” gave some pretty bad advice to this writer (agreeing that there’s nothing mean about not letting the daughter move back home).

For starters, it’s a uniquely 20th century American custom for unmarried children to live on their own. People in India would find it crazy. The custom came about during a time when the younger generation had much better economic opportunities than the older generation, but that has now reversed. Today, it’s rare for children in their twenties to be able to earn as much money as their parents, especially if their parents are middle class or higher.

Kicking out your children as soon as they are 18 is something that proles do, it’s not what the upper classes do. (The real upper class will buy an apartment for their children in Manhattan, but we don’t know if that’s affordable for the person who wrote the letter.)

Of course, I agree that parents should help lead their children to self-actualizing careers and not sitting at home playing videogames, but it’s unlikely that kicking them out of the house and cutting off their car and smartphone payments will do that. The last thing you want is for them to take a job as a sales clerk at The Gap because they are desperate for any income. Yet I am aware that for many proles, it makes sense that their kids should work any crappy job. It’s how proleness is passed from one generation to the next.

But lacking any personal experience as either a parent in this situation, or a child who received good advice and support from my parents, I don’t have any specific advice to offer.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 26, 2017 at EDT pm

Posted in Proles

More reasons to avoid cruises

As if being stuck on a ship full of proles and the relatively common stomach virus epidemics aren’t enough to make you avoid this sort of “vacation,” there’s also the danger of dying in a bus crash while on overpriced off-ship sightseeing excursions.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 20, 2017 at EDT am

Posted in Proles

Who wants to move to Mesquite, Nevada?

That’s where the crazy guy lived who shot up all those people in Las Vegas.

With no income tax and low other taxes, Mesquite, Nevada is the perfect place to escape local taxation that’s no longer deductible on your federal returns. Plus Mesquite offers very affordable housing, a mostly white demographic, lots of retired people. With a better climate than Florida, none of that oppressive humidity. Lots of places to buy guns if you’re a gun nut.

But no jobs (except for crappy low-wage service industry jobs) and probably nothing in the way of culture. I assume that it’s a very prole place.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 20, 2017 at EDT am

Posted in Proles, Taxes

Proles to the rescue

Recreational vehicles — airboats, Jet Skis, motorized fishing boats — have rushed to the aid of people trapped in their homes, steered by welders, roofers, mechanics and fishermen wearing shorts, headlamps and ponchos. The working class, in large part, is being saved by the working class.

If you want to be rescued from a flood, it’s a lot better to have prole Texans for neighbors than lesbian college professors from San Francisco.

I am pretty sure that the volunteer rescuers are primarily Trump voters.

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Before the storm made landfall I made the following prediction:

I predict that the mainstream media will use Hurricane Harvey as an excuse to lecture us about “climate change.”

That prediction turned out to be 100% true.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 30, 2017 at EDT am

Posted in Proles

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