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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Here's Another Group of Guys Who Deserve to be Tossed Out of Helicopters

First listen to some of the following video, courtesy of the TheBechtloff, which is a debate between Matt Forney and Beardson Beardly:

Okay, I lied, it wasn't a debate. There were no logic, reason, or rational thinking coming from Beardson. Instead, we had a total and complete loser who has to lie about everything yelling at Matt Forney for not being Beardson Beardly.

That is really what the debate boils down to. You have a man who is so jealous of another man's modest success in an increasingly popular political movement looking to knock him down a notch. In other words, Beardson Beardly suffers from a vice primarily afflicting women: Envy.

Any average, normal person would listen to that dialog and view Beardson as a reprehensible dirtbag who produces no entertainment value. He has to instead troll and verbally attack others who have done a better job than him and when he is called to account, he instead behaves like a child. Because he never matured beyond the teenage years.

Don't believe anything Beardson says about himself. Within the video itself, he contradicts himself and he doesn't care. Don't bother to tweet at him or debate him or others like him. There is no point because narcissists like him feed off attention.

The best way to deal with such men is to simply ignore them. Don't acknowledge, don't talk to them, and don't believe a damn thing they say. They are degenerates who celebrate the destruction of others with no regard to themselves.

If they were in ISIS controlled territories, they would be tossed off of rooftops, not for being homosexual, but for being themselves. There is a reason that disobedient children in ancient Israel were stoned to death. Beardson represents why.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Utility Does Not Derive Morality

Mainstream American culture by and large rejects God.  At best, God is an apathetic pro-sodomy deity with limited powers and is generally a wussy (see this past season of Supernatural for an example).  The very idea that God has His own rules which He expects all of us to follow, beyond the natural laws which cannot be violated, seems to generate feelings a rage or hatred from most people these days.

So what happens with the absence of God's Law? You create a power vacuum in our society where morality is based on vague notions of emotions and utility. Hence you see all these degenerate morlocks running around squawking "consent is needed" in order to justify every perverse act imaginable.

This kind of thinking crosses all boundaries of political spectrum because we are now no longer allowed to talk about God in public. Talking about God in public means talking about morality, pointing out that all people are sinners, and then hurting the feelings of people who like to wallow in their sin like a pig in its mud. And we can't have hurt feelings after all.

Truth is something that is very hard to come by these days. Instead of telling the Truth, that Jesus came and died for ours sins and we must strive to be perfect once accepting Him, we are marginalized as fanatics or zealots. Frankly, I'd rather be a zealot than a faggot.

So instead of deriving our morality from God, we instead look to utility. Did the two men consent to sucking each other's dick? Did the adult son consent to the sexual advances of his estranged mother? Can a six-year-old consent to sex?

And yet, there are people out there (for lack of a more eloquent term, let's call them "assholes") who view the world exactly like that. They seek to destroy children, either through education or molestation, and they have no qualms about ruining people's lives if they vocally disagree. If they had total power, they would round people up and slaughter them for the "sin" of disagreeing with them.

I've said in the past that economics is not morality nor can any moral code be derived from it. The same applies to utility. Because you can justify anything through utility (did it make you happy?).

It is high time we call all Christians, both devout and casual, to come back to God in a big way. Because we already are seeing the alternatives, which involve promoting gay pride parades, murdering unborn children, and allowing freaks to engage in carnal relations with non-humans.

A society built on God and His Son suddenly finds itself falling apart after rejecting Him. There should have been a book written on this somewhere....

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Question of Integrity

When I was offered a job at the current company I am working for, I received another job offer two days later.  But I already had accepted the first job offer.

The second offer was for more money, although the commute would be longer and require me to use public transit if I wanted to keep my sanity. It was also a permanent hire position rather than a contract to hire position.

While it was definitely a better offer overall, I had already accepted the other offer and told them I would be working for them. Despite talking with both a recruiter and a person in HR, I had to ultimately decline the second offer on a matter of principle.

I had given my word already that I would work for the first company. What good am I as an employee or a man, if I ultimately waffle on my obligations or promises at the last minute?

This is not meant as a boast about my character but rather to hopefully convict others to maintain good integrity. When I was talking with various recruiters, I found that they have had issues in the past where a client would accept a job offer and then break the agreement at the last minute. While in the short-term, it may seem like a good idea, but long-term it may not work out.

Maybe this is pie-in-the-sky thinking but I try to hold myself to a higher standard. No, I don't expect some kind of reward for this, but I think that if everyone behaved with more integrity, meant what they said, and followed through with their declarations, our society probably wouldn't be collapsing around us in riots and debt.

I know, I don't owe the current company anything really. And I could have backed out of the obligation and faced no serious legal repercussions. Hell, the company I work for now may cancel my contract early and I may end up on the job market again rather quickly.

But utility isn't morality. Morality comes from God and while we are called to be shrewd, we are also called to ensure that our "yes" means "yes" and our "no" means "no".

And that is really what integrity comes down to. It's about saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lessons From my Sudden Unemployment

I have posted in over a month now and there is a good reason for that.

Back at the end of June, my boss called me into an HR office and told me that the team was being restructured and I wasn’t on it.  I was given a full paycheck for the last half of June, a four week severance, and about 13 days of unused vacation income.  Also, I was considered “re-hirable” so I suppose it wasn’t anything I’ve done on Twitter or Facebook.

But it was totally unexpected and left me with no job and a family to take care of.

And so, I was left unemployed for the month of July.  I’m a software developer by trade and I live in the DC Metro area, so I should be able to find a new job, right?

For the first couple of weeks, I was dealing with the 4th of July vacation fallout.  Basically, I was laid off on the biggest vacation period of the year.  So that meant I was stuck talking with recruiters for two weeks while trying to set up in-person interviews.

Eventually, I was able to secure a job offer after nine in-person interviews and about a dozen phone interviews.

So what did I learn?

For one thing, I need to find alternative forms of income, which I can do in my spare time without disrupting my normal daily routines.  This is not to replace my regular job but simply to supplement my existing income and not put me in desperation mode.  I have a good amount of savings to hold me over for a while, but I hate having to tap it, especially because I am also hoping to have enough savings to buy a house someday.

So I’m going to try a few new things, like Twitch, or maybe re-monetize my blog.  Or perhaps I’ll just find another form of income entirely.  Anyway, I’ll try and figure something out in the next several months.

Secondly, even if you’re in high demand, that doesn’t mean you will easily find a replacement job.  In many cases, I found that I didn’t have exactly what people were looking for.  There were plenty of people who could easily get the job over me because they had skills oriented toward what the employer wanted or who would work for less.

Being in high demand means you are also highly replaceable apparently.

Third, most recruiters aren’t going to find you a job.  I think I wasted a lot of time talking with recruiters.  I did get my current job through a recruiter but he was extremely aggressive and sales-oriented.  Find a recruiter who is willing to push you through some hoops.  In this case, he was able to bypass all the useless phone interviews and cut straight to the in-person interview.

So while recruiters can be useful, you may be better off just applying at various places directly unless you can find a particularly aggressive recruiter.

Lastly, never assume that your job is secure.  I fully expected to still be working for that last company for several years, instead I was dumped to curve the instant budget cuts had to be made (I’m assuming that’s what happened, the details were fuzzy from their end).

God-willing, I will be able to keep this current job for a few years, but I should keep my eyes open for better opportunities as nothing is a guarantee anymore.  The days of working for a company for most of your life are gone.

For some reason, we are considered replaceable cogs even though we are highly skilled workers these days.  That probably doesn’t bode well for the future.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Is Equality a Virtue?

Ever since Thomas Jefferson famously wrote “all men are created equal”, this country has been obsessed with equality as a kind of forgotten virtue.  Never mind the context with which Jefferson wrote or what he truly meant, which I imagine is much, much different from the modern notions, but people have somehow taken hold of it and started applying it in absurd ways.

It’s like the Kurt Vonnegut story coming to life before our very eyes.

But is equality really a virtue?  Is it something that we should strive for as a society or is equality merely just an abstract concept that ultimately has no meaning in a modern context?

I believe that the quest for equality is more a vice than a virtue.  It is another one of those good intentions that always leave the rest of us worse off than in the beginning.

When I was growing up in school, I vividly remember my teacher telling us that we were all equal.  She had us repeat the mantra quite a few times actually.  It seemed like a good thing, that all my classmates and I were basically the same.

Looking back though, I wonder if I could have questioned it.  Naturally, I was still in the early on in my intellectual development and lacked the ability to properly question the teacher.  Very children are intelligent enough to do so even in high school.

But the question remains: were we all equal?  Was I equal to the troublemaker kid and therefore deserved the same punishment has him?  Could I take the place of the teacher and instruct the class on the lessons of the day?   Could I receive the same grades as the smart kid because, after all, we were both equals?

In truth, we were not all equal by any valid metric.  Grades, conduct, physical prowess, and many other metrics demonstrated just how different we were.

Somehow, equality has be foisted upon us as a necessary virtue, forgetting the real virtues of Charity, Faith, Hope, Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, and Courage.  Really, our modern society has abandoned those virtues, the ones that formed Christendom, and replaced them with other, more abstract, and less easily definable ones.  Equality happens to be one of them.

If you ever want to question the morality of equality and consider that maybe it is immoral, consider desegregation.  Back when segregation was the law of the land, blacks more or less behaved themselves.  Yes, whites were not “nice” to them, but injustice was occasional really and the black communities did a good job of keeping their members from doing stupid or criminal things.

These days, the black community is a place you avoid, even if you are black yourself.  The murder rates amongst blacks is much higher than all other races, drugs are rampant, single families are the norm, and their churches focus on hating whitey rather than convicting the congregates to do better (white churches aren’t much better, but that’s besides the point).

Maybe these things are overblown by the media, but it seems to me that many of the predominantly black neighborhoods were much better off when they were under oppression.  At least they were fighting for something.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very articulate speaker and a well-versed wordsmith.  Could any modern black leader say the same?  I can barely understand them half the time and I have a toddler with a speech delay.

I could go on and on about this topic, but it’s nothing you can’t search the Internet for yourself.  My main point is that once we declared blacks to be equals, they took that inch and went an extra mile to vote to oppress white people.  The welfare state has greatly expanded since the Civil Rights Act, although I’d say that is one of the factors.

The truth about Equality is that it is an immoral vice.  No one individual is the same as another.  People are not interchangeable cogs in society’s clockwork.  We all have different things to contribute and the ability to choose whether or not to contribute a certain way.

But this reality is harmful to the dominant communist thinking which strives to invert reality as best it can.  In the minds of the communist, a person can be any sex, any race, and have any sexual preference.  We can do anything as we are born blank slates.

This could not be further from the truth.  In reality, people have genetic factors which determine the limits of their abilities.  While I don’t believe that genetics is destiny, it is important to know that genetics does limit your life ambitions and you should adjust accordingly.

Finally, the main reason I oppose equality as a virtue is because the primary pushers of equality tend to be communist operatives seeking to oppress me and my family.  And pretty all ideas which Leftists push should be opposed merely on the principle that they are a wicked lot with no love in their hearts.