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Scott Adams of Dilbert is officially a right-wing crackpot

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If Trump wins, Obama will declare martial law, say Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. He currently ends his increasingly paranoid blog posts with disclaimers he is for Hillary because he lives in California and fears for his life when riots break out, should he be seen favoring Trump.

He also thinks women deliberately give men dorky v-neck sweaters as presents to humiliate them. I am not making this up. So, men are becoming unmanly yet he says he endorses Hillary because he fears for his life if he doesn’t. (Huh?) Again, I am not making this up. And is this not a very unmanly, cowardly thing to do? Would not a Real Man take a stand, regardless of consequences?

You might have found it funny that I endorsed Clinton for my personal safety. But it was only funny by coincidence. I did it for personal safety, and apparently it is working. Where I live, in California, it is not safe to be seen as supportive of anything Trump says or does. So I fixed that.

Again, I’m completely serious about the safety issue. Writing about Trump ended my speaking career, and has already reduced my income by about 40%, as far as I can tell. But I’m in less physical danger than I was.

You castrating bitch women are giving men sweaters designed to sap their manhood. From his post titled “The Humiliation of the American Male 2016”

It seems to me that the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media.

Check out this commercial for dishwasher detergent. And take careful note of the American man’s v-neck sweater. That’s the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman.

You’re laughing because you know it’s true. How many of the married men reading this blog have received those same sweaters as “gifts” from women? Personally, I’ve received about 25 over the years. None from men. I received three of those sweaters so far this year. I throw them away. Nice try.

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Temperance postcards from early 1900’s

The Temperance Movement was largely started by women whose husbands were trashed by alcohol. Alcohol consumption then was way higher than now and bars were everywhere in cities. Postcards of the time showed both the pro- and anti-temperance point of view.

If you’re wondering why Carrie Nation rarely got arrested for smashing up bars with a hatchet it’s because a) she was 6′ 0″, 175 lbs. and b) she smashed up bars in towns that had laws against bars but the laws weren’t enforced. Arresting her would mean authorities would have to admit the bars existed.

Temperance postcard. Sign The Pledge

Temperance postcard. Delirium tremens

Temperance postcard. Anti-Irish

Grotesquely anti-Irish card, portrays them like monkeys

Temperance postcard. Painfully sober Temperance postcard. Bitter drop Temperance postcard. Connect to brewery

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Those big, angelic, moral wings. And means vs. ends

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Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals said that during a major fight with a big corporation, someone came to him with proof the opposition leader was gay (this in an era when that could end a career.) Alinsky turned him down. But explains, had he no other choice, he would have used it, “ethical hymen” be damned.

Quoting from Rules For Radicals:

“Thanks, but forget it. I don’t fight that way. I don’t want to see it. Goodbye.” He protested, “But they just tried to hang you on that girl.” I replied, “The fact that they fight that way doesn’t mean I have to do it. To me, dragging a person’s private life into this muck is loathsome and nauseous.” He left.

So far, so noble; but, if I had been convinced that the only way we could win was to use it, then without any reservations I would have used it. What was my alternative? To draw myself up into righteous “moral” indignation saying, “I would rather lose than corrupt my principles,” and then go home with my ethical hymen intact? The fact that 40,000 poor would lose their war against hopelessness and despair was just too tragic. That their condition would even be worsened by the vindictiveness of the corporation was also terrible and unfortunate, but that’s life. After all, one has to remember means and ends. It’s true that I might have trouble getting to sleep because it takes time to tuck those big, angelic, moral wings under the covers. To me that would be utter immorality. “

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Ben Carson wets himself in fear over Saul Alinsky

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Ben Carson had a fine fit of derangement speaking last night at the RNC, saying one of Hillary’s role models, Saul Alinsky, “acknowledges Lucifer.” Let’s unpack this hysterical piece of fear-mongering, shall we? Hillary did indeed write her thesis on Alinsky – and concluded his tactics were ineffective. Thus, she was not an Alinsky follower at all.

As for the “acknowledges Lucifer” idiocy, Carson is referring to the dedication to Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, which rather clearly was meant tongue-in-cheek, except for the humor-impaired or those who believe way too much in imaginary creatures.

The dedication reads:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer”

A reality-based person would read that and realize the humor in it. Ben Carson soils himself in fear over it.

Rules for Radicals has nothing to do with ideology. It’s about community organizing and building power for your group. Lots of people on the right have used the book for organizing too.

Also, Alinsky thought communists and socialists were useless, saying “Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara… are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport.”

He organized Back of the Yards by telling Catholic church priests in Chicago in the 1930’s either I organize your parishioners or the communists and socialists will. And if we win, they will have more money to put in the collection on Sundays. The priests agreed and teamed up with him. They won a strike against brutal meat packing work conditions and low pay. This was the birth of community organizing.

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