Open Thread

Heirs is out! Book VI of the series. It picks up about 12 years after Kings and Queen – so, the kids introduced as being between five and seven in the last series are now all growed up…and not at all believing the silly stories mom and dad have related. I very much enjoyed writing it and Book VII: Empress which rounds out this particular adventure…though I’ve already got large amounts written for Books VIII through XIII (with VIII and IX almost completely done: my concentration at the moment is actually on Book X; though I keep filtering over to Book XI because it is turning out to be such a fun story). As you may imagine from the title, Heirs is about, well, the heirs – specifically using Bryce and Rossalyn’s son George, Fred and Celeste’s son James; there is also Tancheri, the Crown Princess of Valcinia (intro’d in Kings and Queen as a six year old) and another girl you get to meet in Heirs. Of course our four main heroes play huge roles, too…but outside the prologue, they don’t show up for a while. I’ve also continued on with some bad guys from the past with judicious additions of new bad guys. Get your copy!

Found out about this thing called the Volkstaat in South Africa. Apparently, just before and after Apartheid came to an end, one Afrikaner pol decided that the Afrikaners – the white descendants of the Dutch who first settled South Africa – should have their own place. So, he and others purchased some land in the middle of the South African nowhere (on the map, South Africa looks small – it is actually huge and while there are thickly populated parts, there are also large swaths of howling wilderness, especially in the west north of Capetown) and set up shop. A few decades later it is a town of about 2,000 people, so far largely ignored by the South African government and it is growing prosperous. Like all Boer towns, it is neat as a pin.

And it is doomed.

I’m sorry to say that, but reality must be faced here. To me, of course, it is people just living their own lives – and so I’d leave them alone. But that won’t happen. Naturally, they are merely put down as racists (even though I, as a white American, would not be allowed to live their, either; they only allow Afrikaners) – and, who knows?, maybe they are racist. Doesn’t matter as they don’t go out and look for black people to harass. The site they picked was chosen precisely because it was horrible…but humans being human and with hard work as the command, their horrible spot is now a nice spot. And the South African Ruling Class won’t be able to tolerate it for long…especially as South Africa decays with rising crime and rolling blackouts, they can’t afford to have any community of regular folks living well (the Ruling Class, behind carefully guarded walls continues to live well, naturally). The whole existence of such a place is a standing challenge to South Africa – which was supposed to usher in a multi-ethnic utopia once Apartheid vanished. You realize how impossible it will be for South Africa to survive under ANC rule if people can point to a community up from literally nothing at the time Apartheid ended while Johannesburg can’t even keep the lights on? On that level, it doesn’t matter what skin color the people are – if they were all black, they’d eventually be targeted. That they are white will just make the targeting easier. And they will be targeted. I wish I was wrong. I hope I prove in error. But as South Africa falls apart the white minority will be subjected to looting and violence as the ANC tries to stay in power.

The people of Portland, OR voted for commie Democrats who let crime run wild. The voters chose this because among all other horrors, the worst would be to thought of as a Republican. Elections do have consequences, though. And one of the consequences of voting for commies who believe that crime is the result of racism is that you then get crime so rampant that even a store like Wal Mart, which moves so much product that in most places the shoplifting doesn’t matter, is closing down all their Portland locations…I feel zero sympathy: they wanted this. Now they’ve got it.

Antifa/BLM domestic terrorists have been trying to shut down construction of a new police training facility in Atlanta. And I don’t mean by holding protests marches and filing lawsuits…they been vandalizing and assaulting people connected to it. Nearly everyone connected with the Antifa/BLM actions are from out of State and almost all of them are white (and upper class white). You’d think the FBI would take a glance at this, but they aren’t. They’re too busy tracking down granny who took a selfie outside Pelosi’s office on 1/6. But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on it – and they made 23 arrests. Including a lawyer who works for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The kicker: guess who the FBI asks to determine if you are a terrorist? The Southern Poverty Law Center. The Antifa/BLM types do what they do because they are protected by the FBI…and part of what the Antifa/BLM types do is denounce you to the police for wearing a MAGA hat. We really do have an American Gestapo…and they’ve got plenty of stool pigeons.

I love Mexico – place, people, food: all awesome. But I’ve stayed out for years and I won’t be going back any time soon: Four Americans were kidnapped after they drove into northern Mexico. The Cartels are simply bloodthirsty – you could be killed on a lark by them. Not worth the risk.

8 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster March 7, 2023 / 8:26 am

    A lot of panic on Twitter today over the newly released Jan 6 video and of course Tucker is taking the brunt of it. Here’s the delicious irony, other media outlets are accusing Tucker of self editing to spin a narrative LOL, YCMTSU. But what the video that has been released reveals is that the Jan 6 narrative is all a lie. We all knew that but it’s nice to have it confirmed. More to come today.

    Mexico is a favorite of mine as well and I go often BUT, I may put a pause to that. It’s a shame but that country is close to becoming a failed narco state and the cartels operate with impunity. In fact, Mexico is far more dangerous than Ukraine, so you’d think our government would give a damn …. but you would be wrong.

    • Amazona March 7, 2023 / 9:26 am

      I’m waiting for massive lawsuits to be filed against the officials who have victimized so many of the protesters, as well as for criminal charges to be filed. Handled property, this could bring about the near-total destruction of the Left in the United States.

      • Cluster March 7, 2023 / 10:00 am

        I am a card carrying cynic, but I tend to agree with you. With the revelations of the Covid origins, the revelations of the vaccine, and the newly released Jan 6 footage, the Democrat agenda is imploding. We need to keep the pressure on.

      • Amazona March 7, 2023 / 2:51 pm

        “We” can keep the pressure on all we want, and they will just keep ignoring “us”. “THEY” need to start putting on pressure. The sheeple, the Biden voters, the virtue signalers, the maskers and those who have savaged “anti-vaxxers”. The people who meekly took jab after jab, wore face diapers even in the car or on bicycles, obediently voted Democrat and raged about the “insurrection”—those are the people who need to start stepping up and saying “what the H?” and kicking donkey.

    • Amazona March 7, 2023 / 9:27 am

      Looks like time for Walgreens to pull out of California.

  2. Retired Spook March 7, 2023 / 11:07 am

    Jeff Childers starts out his post today on a positive note:

    Good morning and Happy Tuesday, C&C! It’s an all-good-news roundup.

    I think we’re about to find out what happens when a global mass-delusion wears off and common sense dusts itself off and climbs wearily out of the box democrats shoved it into. Your roundup today includes four major narratives that — all of a sudden — appear to be collapsing under their own weight and under the heavy burden of common sense.

    Get ready. It’s going to be great.

    I tend to agree. The Left is about to find out that most, if not all lies have an expiration date.

  3. Retired Spook March 7, 2023 / 11:09 pm

    We went to see a showing of Matt Walsh’s What is a Woman? tonight. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it. It’s entertaining and terrifying at the same time. I hope there’s some space left in the hottest corner of hell for those who are exploiting and mutilating our children.

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