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Daily Tech News 30 August 2023 | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
August 30, 2023

The Morning Report — 8/30/23


Good morning, kids. Obviously, Hurricane Idalia is in the lead and as of the latest reports is set to hit Florida now as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm. I assume those of you directly in its path have evacuated to safer ground. Prayers up that damage will be minimal and injuries and loss of life at zero.

It's probably a safe bet that Leftists everywhere up to and including the criminals who hijacked the White House are praying to whatever golden calf/Pazuzu entity they worship for just the opposite while Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants will be forced to fake sincerity and put on some sort of phony dog-and-pony show to save face in the wake of East Palestine and Maui. Enough of that. Stay safe, and prayers to our Floridian friends.

Continuing with the theme brought out by Daniel Greenfield's outstanding essay entitled "Nothing Sacred" highlighted in yesterday's column this chilling piece underscores Greenfield's assertion about the party and movement that worships and brings death and destruction:

It was Hannah Arendt, writing on the trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961, who coined the term “the banality of evil.” Her phrase came under fire later from Jewish leaders worldwide, although they had missed the essence of her meaning. She was not relaying the “ordinariness” of the crimes, and she was certainly not exonerating Eichmann, she herself being Jewish and a leading philosopher of her generation. What Arendt took aim at, in critiquing the prosecution attempt at proving “intention,” was that here we had an entirely new modern subject. The new modern man was unthinking. And this makes it difficult to correlate intention.

Arendt asked if this was a particular trait of Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It is endemic to an epoch: our age of non-thinking. The horror is that we are all on trial.

This ties in with the catatonic attempts by liberal media to construct a narrative of victimhood for the British child-killing nurse Lucy Letby. Along the lines of “she also was a victim,” the BBC sat down, after a court recipe of meaningless murder, with Letby’s best “loyal” friend. Her friend denied it was possible that Letby was a baby killer, unless of course she admitted it to her, personally. Of course, she would never be associated with a child killer. So, we have also not only non-thinking but dishonest thought, the kind of thought that, in accord with accepted mores, a man can have babies, that “some” people can be exonerated for their crimes according to their background. The “narrative” of the trial, as Kafka had noted, is more important than the truth. It is a plague that seeped not just into that Algerian town of Oran, for Camus had meant the plague to be universal. . .

. . . Liberal democracy works by atomizing the individual; it desensitizes one from instinct and custom and community.

This separation, this inability to think has its origins in two seminal events. The first was the rise of reason as an intellectual fashion post-Enlightenment, which was sanctified by Kant in his “categorical imperative.” This “deontological” view states that you should “[a]ct only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” Kant, therefore, set up an a priori system of laws. In Kant’s view, an individual cannot decide whether conduct is right, or moral, through empirical means or the results of action. Judgments must be reached a priori, with “pure practical reason.” The effects of this logic, that the action is not judged by empirical result, has become the foundation of modernity, especially in human rights and equality law. Our legal and political concepts, therefore, are based on practical reason rather than, say, instinct or community or particular communities. Eichmann defended his actions by appealing to this kind of universal categorical imperative. . .

. . . So, we live in a historicity of thresholds — thresholds controlled by reason and technology that are constantly rejigged and lowered. Liberal democracy works by atomizing the individual; it desensitizes one from instinct and custom and community. It alienates people from sensible, commonsense natural law and replaces it with a metallic screaming edifice of barbed law, which becomes Sartre’s “prison without walls.” Yet one can hide in this modern labyrinth of law and anonymity, passing threshold after threshold as we step into Patočka’s “polemos” of night. Things that ancient or indigenous societies would find anti-civilizational, such as war, abortion, or a transgender surgery, become, in rational society, legally entombed.

Rather than being liberated by the movement out of Plato’s cave, we are in a hecatomb of our own design, a kind of Panopticon of surveillance and rationality, whereby the cult of violence becomes a norm. The overall world now is one of Keynesian war, a permanent feature of liberal capitalism, and the ability to “think” is outsourced to representative forms of government, to think tanks, to artificial intelligence. We are all on trial.

A bit of background about Lucy Letby:

A neonatal nurse has been found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six more, making her the worst child serial killer in modern British history and raising urgent questions over whether her crimes could have been stopped.

Lucy Letby, 33, was convicted of the “persistent, calculated and cold-blooded” murder of five premature boys and two newborn girls on the unit where she worked at the Countess of Chester hospital in north-west England.

Psaki-psircling back, the excellent essay spotlights everything from the Einsatzgruppen to the Manson Family (unfortunately it's behind the Spectator's paywall but if your fast on your fingers there are ways around that). If I remember correctly (and surprisingly sometimes I don't), it was George Bernard Shaw who once quipped "Where anything goes, soon everything goes." The irony, of course is that despite his literary talents, Shaw was a Marxist and Fabian Socialist. For those who don't know, one of the key tenets of that movement was eugenics.

Look around at the shambles of our nation and society, and the world in general today. "Everything goes" indeed. All things considered, it's rather surprising that Lucy Letby wasn't given a knighthood and an OBE instead of a life sentence for what she did. Timing is everything I guess.

I personally believe Roe v. Wade was safe until the “abortion up until the last minute in utero” ghouls demanded the “right” to abort a child one minute before birth.

The pro-choice rhetoric is strong. Rather than admitting what abortion truly is — an escape hatch for the irresponsible behavior of two people — leftists have warped feticide into “women’s healthcare.” Of course, they had to make race and gender a part of the conversation, hence the liberal mantra, “I don’t want old, white men telling me what to do with my body.” This suggests that other groups aren’t fervently pro-life. It’s the old “us against the vile Republicans” motto, and it’s working even better now that Roe v. Wade was kicked to the states.

I’ve had a ton of angry leftists spit-arguing at me that Republicans don’t care about a child once he or she is born. When this happens, I challenge the dolts to a contest. I ask them to Google Democrat adoption agencies while I search for Catholic adoption agencies. Thus far I am undefeated.

The Republicans had a wonderful chance to score an abortion victory but, in typical Republican style, drop-kicked the ball out of bounds. Rather than attack Democrats on their “abortion up to birth” hysteria and point out the Mephistophelian choice of a last-minute termination, which every pro-choicer I personally know is against, they celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to kick the abortion issue to the states, where it belongs.

Leftists, who have long screamed that the evil elephants are all about “forced births,” were declared the winners, and went so far as to suggest gay marriage and even interracial marriage are now fair game for conservatives. (Never mind that both black SCOTUS justices are married to white people.) Liberals went nuts when they realized they might lose their abortion access, and just as importantly, their college-aged daughters might lose the ability to have an abortion after a drunken night in a frat house. No one wants to raise an unwanted child. And all of this conveniently happened just before the 2022 midterm elections, where the expected “red wave” crashed and died at the Florida-Georgia line. . .

. . . If Republicans, conservatives, and Christians continue their all-or-nothing pro-life crusade, they should get used to warming up Cricket Helper on an electric range as they welcome third-world “asylum seekers” into their spare bedrooms, because the commies will easily win in 2024, and smarter people than I believe that could be our last election.

The answer is simple: we let them abort their unwanted pregnancies and they let us keep our guns. If they are forced to raise kids they don’t want, the leftists will just teach them to hate us anyway. We have a duty to leave our kids with the liberties we’ve had, if not more. A growing number of their kids will likely “identify” as LGBTLMAO and not reproduce anyway.

The candidates who believe abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare” and also embrace the Second Amendment can sail to victory in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The leftists will continue to push for abortion until a child is teething. We need to use that against them and stop pushing “no abortion for any reason,” and we can win.

Kevin Downey's argument is one that I am on board with, while at the same time, somewhat uncomfortable with. Beyond the politics of the issue, it still leaves the question of the nature of what constitutes a human being. That is, life by definition begins at the point of conception. But at what moment is that life to be considered a human being?

We may never know that answer but for sure the debate rages. Or at least it should. Psaki-psircling back conveniently to Rosa Klebb-Chucky replicant Jen Psaki who claims "No one supports abortion up until birth," which is an abject lie, Obama's own science advisor, John Holdren, the psycho Malthusian who was hot and horny to depopulate the earth, supposedly claimed infants aren't even fully formed human beings until they're two years old. So instead of a small scissors, "healers" like Kermit Gosnell would us garden shears, eh?

What a fucking world.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

ALSO: The Morning Report is cross-posted at if you want to continue the conversation all day.

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