Admit Refugees, Get Slaughtered

Vox Day at Vox Popoli:

Last summer, a number of normally sensible people were shocked when I said that the European governments would be wise to sink the refugee ships that were crossing the Mediterranean… But my opinion is not based on any heartlessness or cruelty, it is based on knowledge of history. As it happened, I’ve been reading Charles Oman’s The Byzantine Empire, and the following incident caught my attention…

Day quotes from an account, set during the Roman Empire, of Visigoths under devastating attack from Huns. The onslaught eventually pushed the Visigoths against the Danube River, which formed the border of the Roman Empire at that point. Desperate, they appealed to the Empire to let them cross the river into Roman territory. As described by an observer of that period:

All the multitude that had escaped from the murderous savagery of the Huns—no less than 200,000 fighting men, besides women and old men and children—-were there on the river bank, stretching out their hands with loud lamentations, and earnestly supplicating leave to cross, bewailing their calamity, and promising that they would ever faithfully adhere to the imperial alliance if only the boon was granted them.

Day remarks,
Who among you would be so heartless, so cruel, as to deny hundreds of thousands of desperate women and children refuge from some of the most savage warriors ever to slaughter the innocent in the recorded history of Man?

Emperor Valens decided to be charitable and – he thought – prudent. He told the Goths they could cross into Roman territory if they would surrender their weapons and provide hostages to the Romans. Soon after they had crossed the river they started refusing to surrender their weapons. Hungry Goths attacked a marketplace and when Roman soldiers tried to repel them, they killed the soldiers.

As to the hostages,

The Goths drew their swords and cut their way out of the palace. Then riding to the nearest camp of his followers, Fritigern told his tale, and bade them take up arms against Rome. There followed a year of desperate fighting all along the Danube…

Eventually things came to a head in a battle against the Goths, led by the Emperor himself.

The Romans were slaughtered.

More than forty thousand of them were killed, including the Emperor who had so mercifully allowed the Visigoth refugees to enter his land.

38 years after the Goths crossed the Danube, Alaric the Goth sacked Rome itself.

The lesson here is too obvious to require mentioning. Wait, unless you’re a leftist. So, to be so clear that even lefties get the point:

And that, my dear bleeding heart moralists, is why you always sink the damn ships.

Lawless Judiciary, Part 12,834,019

It is not a subtle point that the President has the right to restrict immigration. It’s a blatant and undeniable aspect of US law, specifically U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part II › § 1182:

Federal Immigration law section 1182(f): (f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

(Via Kakistocracy. Here’s a related link at Marketwatch, which if anything has an anti-Trump bias.)

So when any judge “decides” that Trump’s Executive Order on immigration is illegal, that judge is knowingly, brazenly lying.

We need to fundamentally change the judiciary’s role in the U.S. It will be good if Trump simply ignores an illegal ruling from the Supreme Court (should such happen) and orders immigration enforcement personnel to enforce his Executive Order, over the protests of the Court. I have hope Trump will do this if it comes to it.

It will be even better if, in addition to that, we reconstruct the government to make it explicit that the judiciary’s power is limited. However, there’s no way to do this that would be totally unambiguous, as far as I can see.

Therefore, we have to do away with an unelected judiciary. Including at the Supreme Court level.

What we have now is unelected dictators who feel absolutely at liberty to ignore the law, convinced they will never face any negative consequences. The sheer smugness in their blatant flouting of the law! A judge who reads the Constitution and finds a right to homosexual “marriage” in it, is a judge who feels that his position is absolutely secure. The insult to your intelligence is not subtle, or accidental.

Similarly, a judge who reads the passage above on federal immigration law and asserts that it prevents Trump from controlling immigration (!), or reviews the history of the nation’s restrictions on immigration and claims the Founding Fathers intended open borders, is a judge who feels absolutely sure that nothing unpleasant is ever going to happen to him as a result. It is a judge who is giving you a cocky smirk and saying, “What are you going to do about it?”

That question must be answered. And it must be answered sharply and painfully.

You cannot let someone abuse you and then say, to your face, “I can do whatever I want to you, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” without beating them down. It’s an existential issue, because if you don’t beat them down they will think they can do whatever they please to you in the future.

Make no mistake, these rulings are a deliberate shit test. This is the Left consciously testing us to see how far they can push us and get away with it.

What we are faced with now is dictatorship. That’s not a figure of speech; it is the literal state of affairs. There is a word in the English language for a person who
(1) makes law at will, unconstrained by tradition, institutions, or any other limits,
(2) is not elected.
Such a person is a dictator. This is speaking precisely, not rhetorically.

Since we can’t effectively prevent them from making up whatever laws they please, we are going to have to make them accountable to voters. Yes, the Constitution is going to have to be changed. This is not going to happen without… um… significant institutional reconstruction.

But that’s a reform for a little bit of a longer horizon. The immediately important thing is to ignore the “judge’s” ruling. And if this goes to the Supreme Court and the Court defies the law and the Constitution, then Trump and his enforcement apparatus must ignore the Supreme Court.

The DHA and the INS, or whoever enforces immigration law these days, must simply ignore the Supreme Court. And Trump should mobilize the military if that’s necessary.

Yes, we are rapidly heading for a Constitutional crisis. But the Left is seeing how much we’ll put up with, and we’ve put up with so much over the last 50 years that it has now reached the point of them saying, “Let’s see if they’re willing to go all the way to a Constitutional crisis!” Our answer must be “Yes,” otherwise it’s slavery to unelected dictators.

By the way, if the Supreme Court does hand down an open borders ruling, it’s not certain
(1) What Trump will tell the DHS, the INS, and the military to do,
(2) what they’ll do if he points out that the Court’s ruling is illegal and unconstitutional and tells them to ignore it, or
(3) that we’ll win any conflict that will arise out of such a scenario.

However, it’s certain that we’ll be totally defeated if we cave in on immigration, so there’s nothing to lose. This may end in a no-foolin’ shooting civil war. But so be it. Leftists – as the history of the 20th and 21st centuries bears out – have a tendency to get overcocky, which can’t be slapped down with mere words. At some point you have to actually show them, by direct action, that there really are limits to what normal people will let them get away with.

Tom Brady

Top of his profession
Sexually successful (superstar athlete, so tons of pussy, and married to a supermodel)
Got where he is through:
his own talent
his own hard work
No more than the usual amount of luck (in fact, he did it by overcoming adverse luck: his ability wasn’t recognized in college, and in the NFL draft he was wasn’t picked until the 6th round).

In other words, from the point of view of the Left, he’s literally worse than Satan.

BONUS: He’s friends with President Trump!!!

Ha ha! In your face, left-wing assholes! Your Devil just won it all!!!

Imagine how happy he is right now!

Cry, losers! Cry your impotent tears of frustrated rage!

Update: Great meme from after the Superbowl.

The Parsons Code: Now That’s Just Cool

You may have had the experience of trying to identify a beautiful piece of music whose title you don’t know. The Internet cannot help with this, since you can’t search for music when you don’t know the name. Or so I thought.

It turns out you can identify a piece of music online, using the Parsons Code, a simple up-down-repeat code for the structure of the melody. That is, you don’t have to know the notes; you simply punch in whether each note is higher, lower, or the same as the preceding note. If you enter a large enough number of notes, you are guaranteed to identify the piece you want, in my experience. Furthermore, even when it doesn’t nail down the piece uniquely, it does give you a short list of options to chose from, and you can quickly search through those yourself.

You can also filter by folk music, religious music, rock/pop, classical, etc., to narrow the search further.

Check out

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January 20, 2017: The Day of the Triggering.

The Senate

The House of Representatives

A majority of Governors

A majority of State Legislatures


UPDATE: Oath of Office January 20, 2017.

All Your Base Are Belong To Us: The Video.

“No, liberals, we’re not going to let you escape this. You solved the Lament Configuration. Enjoy being consumed by the Cenobites.

“But, but… we still have the Supreme Court!”

God-Emperor Trump gets one Court appointment immediately. And another not too long after, since Ruth Bader Asshole can’t last much longer. She’ll turn 84 in March. And Breyer and Kennedy are almost as old.

To trigger you further, note: Ginsberg probably would have stepped down earlier, so Obama could have appointed a replacement for her… but she believed the left-wing propaganda that Hillary Wassername was almost certainly going to win. So she decided to stick it out. WHOOOOOOPS! In other words, it was your side’s swallowing its own propaganda that gives The Donald two (at least) Supreme Court appointments!


Ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

The Worm has Turned and is Now Packing an Uzi

In the 2016 election, the Left and the media (pardon the redundancy) tried to push the same old buttons they have pushed successfully in the past. “Pussy grab: MISOGYNIST!!!” But it didn’t work, and indeed a majority of white women voted for Trump. “Mexican judge: RACIST!” That didn’t work either. Etc.

So they doubled and tripled down and called him openly racist, poisonously racist, explicitly racist, overtly racist, viciously racist, etc., etc., as if the proliferation of adverbs would save the failing rhetoric.

White voters, finally fed up after decades of this garbage, simply ignored it and voted for him anyway. This has occasioned a panic terror on the left as they realize that their magic spell is no longer working. And that, in the last quarter-century, they have become so dependent on it that they literally have forgotten how to make an argument. Quick, argue for your environmental policies! “Uh… pollution disproportionately affects the Third World, so if you’re not a hard-core eco-nut you’re RACIST!” Argue for higher welfare spending! “Uh… women are disproportionately dependent on welfare, so if you want less of it you’re MISOGYNIST!” Etc. And now that these verbal behaviors (you can’t call them arguments) are no longer effective, the Left sees their utter helplessness in the face of white resistance… which the Left themselves created.

The image of the 2016 election (and indeed 2016 all over the western world) is the image of a Leftist frantically pushing a big button labelled “Bigotry Shaming” and screaming in terror because it isn’t working.

“You’re supposed to shut up and retreat in shame when I press this button!” he shrieks at a no-longer-amused white populace. So he pushes it with increasing speed and force, hoping to get one last victory from it… to no avail. The bullets are no longer having an effect. Terminator-like, Trump supporters just ignore the bullets as they bounce off, and continue to advance.

In the comments at Vox Popoli, “wreckage” says

The Left wanted politics dominated by identity. They worked for decades to obtain it; they worked hard, diligently, and courageously, [well, I don’t know about “courageously” – N.] and they destroyed anyone who dissented, without mercy or compromise.

Now they’ve got it.

ONLY now are they beginning to wonder if identity, zealotry, and ruthlessness were the right things to be normalizing.

Well… it’s too late.

As Richard Fernandez notes, right-wing constituencies are now starting to behave the way that left-wing constituencies have behaved for decades:

The really shocking thing about 2016 is that the public was far more radicalized than the pundits and pollsters — and politicians — anticipated. This mental state accounts for the curious reaction of Trump’s supporters to his gaffes. They ignore them and double down on their assertions. In other words they are acting just like left-wing publics have acted for years.

Xenosystems quotes this and adds, “Suddenly both sides want to hurt the enemy (rather than that being an exclusively leftist thing) — and all hell breaks loose. Welcome to 2016.”

The Left’s beginning to get an inkling that war isn’t so fun when the other side actually fights back.

Mary: Is the worm turning, Mr. Randall?
Will Randall: The worm has turned and is now packing an uzi.