It Is the Moral Collapse, Stupid

This one has some staying power. The most recent massacre, I mean. We might be talking about this all the way to, you know, like next Monday.

And I know that sounds dismissive of tragedy but it isn’t really: it is dismissive of the official response to tragedy. A little earlier today I saw that the Yankees and Rays will forgo their game broadcast and will, instead, broadcast several hours of DNC gun control propaganda. They didn’t call it that, but that doesn’t change what it is. As I read the Yankee’s statement is just became blazingly clear what they could actually do to bring an end to this:

Fire the next top flight player who gets a girl pregnant and doesn’t marry her.

Because that is what this all is: what is wrong with our society is entirely the result of society deciding not to enforce standards. Sure, one ball player not doing the right thing didn’t cause this all to happen, but thousands of professional sports stars over decades acting like pigs in the off season played a huge role. They taught the young men of America – and especially poor, young men – that it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you can deliver the goods. That only your ability to make money matters…everything else will be covered up, paid off and forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Years ago I wrote about Mick Jagger and his life and I pointed out that his persona, especially as young, was an act. He was a middle class kid. Nice, respectable life. His mother was a Tory. He did very well in school and had he not become a rock star, probably would have had a long and successful career in some square employment. But the persona, crafted to sell records, was of a wild, party man. A street tough telling it like it is via his music. Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll! But it was, indeed, all an act. A very successful act: Jagger is worth about $500 million. And I considered Mick Jagger, and many like him, and wondered how many people took it at face value and decided to live that life – live the act, that is. But by actually doing it and not having an army of people to keep things squared away and hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up all mistakes?

Given the popularity and endurance of the Rolling Stones, it was probably several million people around the world who wanted to be like Mick. Or like any one of scores of other famous rock acts…which were (and are) acts. Make believe. Those few in the business who really lived that life – Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, etc – ended up dead at very young ages. Because living that life is suicidal. Neil Young sang about it being better to burn out than fade away – but he sang that in 1979 and he’s 76 now and very much fading away rather than burning out.

Let me quickly think of the people I know – friends and family – who are six feet under because they went along with all that: George, Todd, Rob, Pat, Jeff, Alex…that’s just top of the head. How many people can think of that many in a few seconds? Then we can add those who are simply a mess: a good dozen that I can easily think of. And then there’s their kids! Also a mess – though some of them have managed to rise above.

Certainly the sudden massacre of 19 kids in school is a shock – but in the grand scheme of things, in this War Against Decency we’ve been waging for 70 years, it hardly counts as a skirmish. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdose in the United States last year. That about 5,200 school shootings. And they passed almost unnoticed. Not dramatic enough. Can’t make a good DNC political point about it. And, heck, I actually saw pictures of NYC billboards which are telling drug addicts not to feel shame, but just use the drugs properly. But dead is dead – whether from a bullet or drugs. Or any other of the social ills which are causing people to die (I think I read that 28 people were murdered in Chicago last weekend…and not too long ago an adorable little girl was gunned down in a McDonald’s drive through…but, hey, she was black and so was the shooter and it was over gangland crap so nobody gonna do a major news story about that).

We can change and we will change. This cannot endure. Bad as it is – and looks to get worse – the strength to cure this will be summoned. The longer we wait, the more brutal the reaction. But it has to be. Civilization is necessary in order for 90% of us to live. When our backs are really against the wall, you’ll be surprised what people are capable of. But until then, I’m going to keep pointing out what is wrong and who contributed to it.

So that when retribution comes, the right targets will feel the heat.

27 thoughts on “It Is the Moral Collapse, Stupid

  1. Cluster May 27, 2022 / 7:45 am

    Nothing feels right in this country anymore. It’s like we’re living through a staged DNC production of societal manipulation. From the riots of 2020 to lock downs to mass shootings – I think is part of the reset.

    How did an unemployed 18 year old get thousands of dollars in tactical gear and weaponry, and a Ford 150??? No one has asked that question. Why did police wait an hour to go in?? And why is the complicit media now in 24/7 gun control mode?? All the while the Durham hearings are exposing DNC lies. Is the Ukraine war over???

    Was this a coordinated hit?? Was George Floyd purposely killed?

    I question everything and I certainly don’t trust this country anymore.

  2. Cluster May 27, 2022 / 7:52 am

    Remember how quickly fencing went up and armed guards were in place around the Capital when our politicians felt threatened?? But they won’t do that for our elementary schools – why not?? Banks are more protected than our children and that right there shows you the priorities of this country.

    We lock our kids out of school for over a year, we make them wear masks, we shut down businesses in their town in the name of “safety”, we isolate them in their rooms, we tell them that they are gender fluid, and they’re country is racist. And then we wonder what went wrong.

    This country has become this stupid.

    • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 11:05 am

      Remember how quickly fencing went up and armed guards were in place around the Capital when our politicians felt threatened?? But they won’t do that for our elementary schools – why not??

      I saw an estimate the other day that said it would take $3 billion + to harden every school in the country. Instead, we’re sending nearly 20 times that amount to Ukraine. We left nearly 30 times that amount in weapons in Shitholistan when we pulled out. One word: priorities and the safety of children is not only not a HIGH priority to Democrats, it’s not a priority at all.I hope Lucifer is clearing out a particularly hot corner of hell because he’s going to need the room in the not-to-distant future.

      • Cluster May 27, 2022 / 11:16 am

        I’m with you Spook. And the inflammatory rhetoric coming from the top of the Democrat Party is ramping up. They are literally now calling their political opponents criminals. This is not going to end well.

      • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 11:19 am

        No — it’s not.

      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 9:02 pm

        The claim of how much it would take to “harden” schools is ridiculous.

        The first step is to make sure that there is a trained and armed guard at every school all day long. This is the part that will freak out the Left, but it is not that hard to do. Off-duty cops have kids retired cops are always looking for part time work, etc. If not possible, let trained teachers be armed.

        (I say the same thing about armed teachers that I said about armed pilots—-it’s not necessary to actually BE armed all the time, as long as a bad guy knows there is a pretty good chance someone will be packing. If it is publicized that in a school with 30 teachers 15 of them have been trained and approved to carry during the school day, that’s enough to introduce uncertainty in the mind of even a loose cannon like this guy.)

        None of this costs very much, if anything. Replacing doors with bulletproof doors and windows and the ability to both unlock and open a door remotely would be a reasonable expense but not great.

        Then have an absolute unbreakable policy of locking all the doors but one during the day except, possibly, during specific times when it is necessary to have more than one operable door.

        Have a plan. This guy was shooting across the street and then outside the school and there didn’t seem to be an alert at the school. It seems that this kind of thing should trigger an immediate planned and rehearsed response, starting with making sure all the doors are closed and locked. It that really so complicated? What did these teachers and administrators do when they heard gunfire outside the school?

        In all new construction I would have a safe room between every two classrooms, so in an emergency the classroom door could be locked and the kids could get out of the classroom into a safe room, allowing police to enter without risking kids or teachers. Ever visited an assisted living facility? They have automatic fire doors that slam shut when there is an alarm, isolating stretches of hallway to keep fires from spreading. A combination of locking classroom doors and the ability to isolate stretches of hallways would give the ability to contain a shooter in a designated area.

        There is no reason for elements of plans like to cost billions of dollars. Get rid of one administrator in each school to pay for it, if necessary—solve two problems at once.

      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 9:15 pm

        Something else bugs the hell of me, and that is how the media always seem to make the shooting and even the subsequent death kind of glamorous.

        I’d have a policy of trashing every shooter, explaining that impotence and other sexual issues are common with people like this, that there is a psychological element in which the gun is a substitute for a nonfunctioning penis, that every single mass shooter has been a social loser and that taking up a gun is basically an admission of being unable to function like a normal human being. I would have a policy of describing every shooter in ways that would make any young man hesitate to do anything that would publicly portray him like that.

        No glamor, no courage, no drama, just a sad pathetic limp-dick loser acting out his sexual and social inadequacies. And no, this would not be a time to pull punches, be all kind and sympathetic and understanding The point would be to make being identified as part of this crowd the absolute last thing any young man would want. The point would be to make any young man do anything BUT risk being the butt of jokes, ridiculed and made a poster boy of Loserville. He might be a hot mess, but make shooting others the least attractive way of dealing with it.

        Of course we could never do that, because it might upset his family, blah blah blah.

    • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 12:48 pm

      And this is ok??

      Depends on who you ask. It’s clearly OK with the Democrat Party and its leadership. Of course, you knew, when they accused Trump and Trump supporters of sedition, they were already guilty of said sedition themselves. They’ve got projection down to a science.

      • Cluster May 27, 2022 / 1:41 pm

        Kerry’s actions are an actual insurrection. So yes, they have projection down

    • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 2:06 pm

      From the article:

      RINO Mark Brnovich has done almost nothing despite the massive evidence of Arizona voter fraud presented in the film.

      I’ve seen Brnovich interviewed a number of times on Fox. He doesn’t come across as a RINO.

      • Cluster May 27, 2022 / 2:25 pm

        I like Brnovich and I don’t believe he is a RINO either, BUT I do think this cabal of Ruling Class elites is more formidable than we think. In fact, I am of the mind now that I think our Government actually killed 19 school children to further their agenda.

        How F**ked up is that?

      • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 3:16 pm

        It’s not even all that hard to believe at this point. If you can believe news reports (I know – hard to do) some staff member propped the door open. Why would someone do that?

      • Cluster May 27, 2022 / 6:50 pm


      • Retired Spook May 27, 2022 / 9:01 pm

        Superb coordination. The door was propped open a minute or two before the killer crashed his truck and entered the school. You know what they say about coincidences? For his or her sake, I hope the person who propped the door open was one of those killed. I can’t imagine living with the blood of 21 individuals on your hands, regardless of whether it was purposeful or just a horrific accident.

      • Cluster May 27, 2022 / 10:28 pm

        I wondering if our government is this evil. I am afraid they are.

      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 8:04 pm

        I can’t believe a teacher thought, even indirectly, even subconsciously, that she didn’t care if a murderer came through that open door.

        I think it’s just an example of the attitude that has been festering since the 60s that rules just don’t matter. It’s that feeling that the only valid reason for anything is how someone feels at any point in time.

        From propping a door open to a state legislature voting to enact election rules in violation of the state’s own constitution, it’s a prevailing sense of entitlement that is poisoning the nation. This teacher is probably the third generation of the sense that “I want” is an imperative that overrides everything else.

      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 9:27 pm

        Isn’t the job of the Attorney General to uphold the law in his state? Well, there is a law about false certification, and it was his job to know that law and apply it once it became clear that several thousand bogus votes had been cast in Arizona.

        He should have had the backbone to stand up to the Dems and his own legislature or Secretary of State (whoever does the certification in AZ) and said no, if you can’t say with a reasonable certainty that you know who got how many votes you simply cannot certify anything.

        He should have been smart enough to see through the whine that they had no choice because once the bogus votes were counted there was no way to know who got them so it could be corrected. If he made it through law school, an assumed prerequisite for being an Attorney General, he should have known that the inability to know who got those votes was the very definition of uncertifiable.

        No, he and many other state officials across the country and even many judges were so cowed by the Left and the implied threats of riots and so on that they crumpled and let the farces continue.

        Brnovich may not be a Republican In Name Only but he is a spineless figurehead who didn’t have the gumption to stand up for what was right. Now we will see if he can find the manly parts to do the right thing regarding prosecuting crimes that other people investigated and laid out in front of him. If he’s not up to doing the harder parts of his job he needs to get out of the way so someone else can.

    • Retired Spook May 28, 2022 / 9:40 am

      From the Politico article:

      Trump has taken intense interest in the race because Cheney has been such a prominent critic of his attempts to subvert contest the 2020 election results.


      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 8:31 pm

        It’s not just Politico, it’s the entire print medium, as well as television. Semantic infiltration is so insidious that I see similar wording even in conservative articles, which refer to the “insurrection”.

        We all have to be citizen soldiers on this front, and whenever we hear or read something like this we have to jump on it. For “insurrection” for example I ask just what the Trump supporters were doing, or planning, to take over the government and replace it. It’s a question that surprises people because it focuses on the actual definition of “insurrection”.

        In print I observe that while it is kind of understandable that some people are just so emotionally outraged at what happened on January 6 they find the need to use the most melodramatic words possible to describe it, there is still the obligation to be accurate and use words as they are defined, and that randomly substituting dramatic words because that feeds their sense of outrage is really immature and dishonest. It comes at them from a slightly different direction, acknowledging their reaction to what happened but then saying that doesn’t excuse exaggerating it for dramatic effect

  3. Cluster May 29, 2022 / 8:41 am

    Woke up to this;

    Gregg Phillips: We have a few issues coming up that are more explosive than the (2000) Mules, that are more likely to divide this country even further. Catherine and I spend a lot of time every single day really not just praying through it, but thinking through, how do we actually do this? Because once these come out, there’s one in particular. It’s a multinational deal. It involves billions of dollars.

    There is irrefutable evidence. We’ve been involved in a major counterintelligence operation that’s very mature in this country, involving federal agencies and us. And there’s been some betrayals along the way. There have been some issues along the way. But once we get to the point where this is ready to go, it’s going to make everybody forget everything about the mules, and it’s going to bring into question everything we think we know about these elections. Everything. I can say that with 100% certainty.

    I’m starting to think that what we all think we know about the corruption in this country, barely scratches the surface. Which is really depressing to think about. Have Holiday!!

    • Retired Spook May 29, 2022 / 9:44 am

      When I saw the trailer for 2000 Mules several months ago, my first thought was, I’ll bet this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is just no way that Trump got 11 million more votes than he did in 2016 and still lost by 7 million. And there’s no way that Joe Biden got 16 million more votes than Hillary did in 2016.

      • Cluster May 29, 2022 / 11:30 am

        It’s much deeper than we think

      • Amazona May 29, 2022 / 9:37 pm

        It’s very very deep. Just as the Left infiltrated our educational system and planted what amount to saboteurs at its heart they have done the same with state and local governments. And this has all been to set up for things like the election. Why else would a state legislature go through the motions of passing new election laws, on the threshold of a presidential election, even after being warned that this was an unconstitutional law that could not stand up to legal review? If they knew this and counted on it taking too long to overturn it, so the election could be rigged based on their bogus law, they were complicit in illegally influencing the election.

        We can’t wait passively for a good Republican to get back in the White House and count on “something” being done then. We need to raise hell in our own states, we need elections to replace these Quislings and we need to be brutal in describing their dereliction of duty and complicity in contributing to an election that was, at its very least, divisive and damaging to the country and more likely one that fraudulently turned the reins of government over to the wrong party.

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