Thoughts on Shows
** Jack Ryan – Fourth Season. As with all of these sorts of shows, one must suspend reality to enjoy them. I made it through all the episodes of Jack Ryan but it was painful and I got up and did other things at times without pausing the play because it was boring and stupid. I kept going in the hope that it would get better but it didn’t. I’m glad that Season Four ended the series. Season One was good, the others didn’t impress me much.
** Lioness – First Season, First Two Episodes – It’s a bit like torture porn with a customized SERE program thrown in for good measure. I’ll watch episode 3 (of 6) and see where they plan to take this, but it could have been better. I don’t see it as ‘military propaganda’ but it has to be more if it’s to have legs to stand on going forward.
Could an unarmed, yet angry woman (weighing 105 lbs soaking wet) take out a room full of US Army Rangers? If they’re not trying to hurt her while she goes at them, I guess. Again, suspend disbelief and it all works better. The first two episodes are foundational. It’s a fictionalized account of an actual program.
** (John C). There’s a misconception out there that the source of the ruling class’s legitimacy is the consent of the governed. Others would say that it is ultimately money that is the source of power. The ruling class ultimately derives its assumed right to rule from the prestige of academic institutions.
The idea is that the smartest kids are admitted to the best schools, where they’re taught by the top minds in the sciences, philosophy, law, medicine, and the arts. They, therefore, possess both the highest degree of natural aptitude and have been provided with the best possible training, meaning that they are naturally the most suited to take society’s reins.
What universities really sell isn’t an education: it’s the credential.
** A top World Economic Forum (WEF) official has called for so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ to be banned from accessing the internet due to their ‘dangerous’ belief that a global cabal of elites controls the world. Yuval Noah Harari, who is Klaus Schwab’s right-hand man, condemned the theory that a shadowy elite of billionaires and globalists control the world as “anti-Semitic” and “dangerous.”
** Dr. Mark Tykocinski recently resigned as president of Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University after coming under fire for “liking tweets” critical of COVID vaccines and trans surgeries for kids. The unbridled audacity! He’s lucky he didn’t get the electric chair!
** Stop the Windmills – Save the whales! “Massive offshore wind construction is industrializing our unspoiled coast, to the detriment of marine life, fishermen, boaters, and all who treasure our oceans.”
“To top it all off, these monstrosities are short-lived and generate mountains of waste that cannot be recycled. Their footprint is massively dirty. In addition, Europe has already proven that wind turbines are a TERRIBLE way to generate electricity! Wind power is intermittent and inefficient. When the wind does blow, the capacity to store any power they produce does not exist.”
When I was young, nothing was more woke than saving a whale. Now the Green Movement and the whale people are at odds.
** At some point over the last generation, the ruling class shifted its emphasis from competence to ideological loyalty. The participation trophy class believes its own press.
** Censorship – What people are not allowed to say. Our illustrious Vice President Kamala Harris illustrated this recently when she went to Florida to criticize Governor Ron DeSantis’s school history policy. She is outraged that “public school students will now be taught that some Black people received “personal benefit” from slavery — because it taught them useful skills.” You can see the point. Slavery cannot be anything but an absolute evil. Period. And you are not allowed to say “yes, but,” because African Americans are both the noblest people and the most helpless victims since nobility and victimhood were invented. So Charles Cooke’s 180-point bullet list is irrelevant. And racist.
** To those who would assert that Joe Biden is the president now, not his former boss, I would simply say: really? It is no longer possible to ignore Biden’s obvious physical and mental incapacitation. Someone else is clearly running the U.S. government.
** A freighter with nearly 3,000 cars on board is burning off the Netherlands. The Coastguard is working hard to try to stop the freighter from sinking in a delicate environmental area. Only 25 cars are EV’s on a burning ship of 2,857 cars. No one is sure what started the fire, but a coastguard spokesperson told Reuters “it began near an electric car”. Firefighters estimate it may burn for days. Even if it didn’t start in an EV, the EV’s on board change the nature of the battle.
A Tail Gunner? Really?
When is a crop duster not a crop duster?
I realize that this blog’s readers take their firearms out, dust them off and train. LSP has his own private range at his compound. I’ve been there. There are different sorts of training – practical courses that have you bobbing and weaving, and distance courses. All have their uses in building muscle memory. If it’s too warm to go out mid-day, try an early morning romp.
Peace through superior firepower — blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the ‘children of God’.
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