So Stupid It’s Smart!

It’s time for a break from all the doom & gloom in which I’ve been wallowing lately.  Join me as I poke holes in the newest golden calf that I am sure we all love to mock: the “smartening” of common everyday items.

Bottom line up front: any product or service with the word “smart” in the title is most assuredly something so idiotic that no one with an IQ above room temperature would go anywhere near it.

First up: Smart “Food”.

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OK, so it’s neither smart nor is it food.  It’s just popcorn – one of the highest margin foods on the planet.  Obviously, it’s not the people eating this stuff who are “smart” but rather the marketing geniuses who invented this product (which isn’t even GMO-free).

Next: Smart Water.

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Bottled water is a scamSmart people know that.  So dumb people continue to drink the stuff (some of which can be very expensive) hoping that it makes them smarter.  Good luck with that!

Then there’s one of my all-time favorite absurdities: The Smart Car.

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Listen – you should have to increase your life insurance rates just to get in one of these glorified golf carts let alone actually drive one on public roadways.  This thing is a deathtrap.  My Ram 1500 would roll right over the top of a Smart Car and I probably wouldn’t even spill any of my Smart Water while doing it.  But never fear – Darwin was right about everything, including Smart Car owners.  Say goodbye to the gene pool smarties!

Next.  Guns are tools.  It’s people who are smart (or dumb), right?

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Right (duh).  But that fact didn’t stop some (no doubt) really smart guy from inventing a gun that only works when being held by someone wearing the matching watch-thingie that controls its operation like an electric “key”.  The “Smart Gun” is so uselessly dumb on so many levels I can’t even begin to mock it adequately.  One can only imagine how many clueless Progressives and Social Justice Warriors there are out there who think that all the needless killing would end tomorrow if all our guns worked like thisWon’t somebody think of the children? <sniff>

The last three stupidly smart things go together because they all depend on public digital networks (aka “The Matrix”).

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“Smart House” – (n.) Needless complication and technological dependence in service of convenience.

Don’t you want a “smart house”?  No?  What are you?  Dumb??!!  Everybody knows it’ll be a better world when we can all remotely adjust our thermostats (and close our garage doors, and set our home alarm system, and turn off lights, and freak the shit out of our cats and dogs in the process) with our cell phones while we are at work.  Why?  Because it will relieve us of the stress of having to worry about whether we did these things with our ACTUAL HANDS while we were still IN our houses.

Of course, if you can control your home from afar then I guarantee you I can too!  Oh what fun it will be to screw with every “smart” appliance in your crib.  Welcome to the “Internet Of Things” suckers.

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True story: when my local power utility recently adopted “Smart Meters”, I opted out.  They actually trespassed on my property to install this demonic device – which I swear pumped out so much radio frequency energy it made my fillings hum – so I sent them a nasty letter and demanded that they come back and remove it.  And they did.  Buy they sulked about how me exercising free will over my own property would prevent me from “realizing savings by having real-time usage data” at my fingertips.  I laughed because what they really wanted was the ability to remotely control my home’s electrical grid, including all major smart grid-compatible appliances I might have within.  I hate Statists, Collectivists, and Progressives with an equally white hot fiery passion and now you can add utility companies to that list.  No, you do not get to tell me what is good for me.  Now go away.

And last, but certainly not least, is the most beloved gadget in all of Murka: the Smart Phone.

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I could, and still might, write several blog posts about how colossally dumb smart phones are.  But they are so pernicious in how they’ve wormed their way into our lives that now no one views them with anything other than total and unreserved adoration.  Fact time.  Smart phones kill thousands of people a year, ruin our sleep, destroy our ability to make and retain new memories, and have reduced most of the population to drooling shambling zombified idiots.  And worst of all, carrying a smart phone makes tracking your daily routine – including where you go, how much you spend and on what, who you talk to, and what you do on the Internet – easier than ever.  That’s right, it’s NOT just a phone!  It’s a super-accurate electronic leash and guess who is holding the other end.

As I am so famous for pointing out as I move among the herd: Smart Phones are (still) 100% optional.  Contrary to what “they” are telling you, you don’t need a smart phone to survive.  Heck, you don’t even need one to be a normal, healthy, happy, successful and fully-functioning member of society.  How do I know?  BECAUSE I DON’T OWN ONE!  And I am the most normal, most healthy, happiest, and least messed-up person I know.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so…

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Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not saying I’m “smarter” because I avoid things with “smart” in their name.  But I have read Orwell and I know what Newspeak is.  And it is all around us.  “Common Sense Gun Control” is Newspeak, so is “Affordable Care Act”.

Do whatever you want with all this smart stuff.  It is still a “free country” (more Newspeak?) for at least a few more months anyways.  But be aware that you are being lied to constantly.  Also you are being manipulated in multiple hidden ways.  Things are being promised to you that simply aren’t being delivered.  Take smart phone usage for instance.  There isn’t one single thing you can do on that thing that I can’t do better with an old landline telephone, an up-to-date road atlas, an actual camera, and a current desktop personal computer connected to fast fiber.  So stop lying to yourself and stop lying to me about how much that Hershey bar-shaped thing in your pocket has “improved” your life.

We know we’re smart.  We don’t need all these stupid things around us constantly reminding us!

 

 

 

 


TINVOWOOT*

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OK, so I was wrong about the conventions.  There were no massive riots at either one.  No car bombs, BLM-inspired assassinations, or ISIL show-of-force.  And, tragically, nobody flew a small plane into either party’s…um, party.

Did I really expect any of that?  Yeah, actually I did.

What are “they” waiting for?  Does Putin really want Trump to win?  Will Republicans really vote for Hillary just to poke a sharp poop-covered stick in their own party’s eye?  And how many Pakistanis are there in uniform in the US military anyways?

So many questions.

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Here’s what we do know: we are royally screwed and *There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This.

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I’m also finished with the prediction business.  I’m horrible at guessing the future.  Things always happen slower and at a lower intensity than I expect.  Until they don’t.  I’m still holding out for a “black swan” event that will put civilization on hold.  It might be a massive earthquake on either the west coast or the New Madrid fault (we’re overdue).  It might be an eruption of the Yellowstone caldera (we’re overdue).  It might be a whopper of a hurricane on the east coast (we’re overdue).  Or it might be a coronal mass ejection, asteroid strike, or killer virus.  It could be all of the above…

“Gee Kirk, why so blue?”

Well, I have completely and utterly lost faith in human ability to fix human-created crises.  No political party has the answer and I think the American people are just now waking up to that fact.  The best we can do is prepare for the worst and enjoy the last few remaining “good old days” before they are gone forever.

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Vote if it makes you feel better.  Just know that it won’t make a lick of difference.  You can sit in a deck chair on this side or a deck chair on that side but neither one will make a very good flotation device.  Besides that water is cold.

 


It’s 1968 All Over Again

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This week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland gives me an another opportunity to fulfill the promise of this blog: to show you how history “rhymes”.

Time for a brief lesson in modern American history.

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In August 1968, the DNC convened in Chicago to choose between Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie.  The country had already suffered through a summer of race riots in nearly every city following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  The Vietnam War was on full boil and the eventual winner of the election that Fall was making promises to get us out.  In short, it sucked.  The city of Chicago failed to provide security and had to ask for help. Troops were called in, heads were smashed, and order was eventually restored.  But only after a big black eye was delivered for the Democratic Party, the city of Chicago, and the nation as a whole.

Why is this important?  Because a) it’s going to happen again; and b) it has the potential to drastically alter the course of history.  Mark my words.

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Domestic terrorist groups including, but not limited to, the New Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Communist Party, and Black Black Lives Matter have their sights set on disrupting and eventually shutting down not just the RNC but the entire 2016 residential election.  You can use your imagination to see why this would be desirable for a black Communist revolutionary “activist”.  We need not dwell on speculation here.

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I am just the messenger.  And the message is “we’re doomed”.  Progressivists, liberals, and Social Justice Warriors are all aligned with forces of darkness (no pun intended) that wish to completely and utterly “transform” our society.  Think I’m joking?  Watch our chosen elites on a stage smiling, laughing, and even dancing as if in celebration of five dead cops in Dallas gunned down by the terrorist you see pictured above.  Take a minute and watch the whole thing.

Who benefits from this chaos?  Well George Soros for one.  Also, every Cultural Marxist who is sick of a thriving society built on law and order and maintained by white European settlers and their offspring for over two and a half centuries.  They are sick of what they call “privilege”.

Enough history, on to facts.  Fact: cops do not shoot blacks more often than they shoot whites.  That link goes to a recently published study that has the power to shut everyone up.  But it won’t.  Because facts don’t matter anymore.  I highly recommend you follow the above link and read the whole thing.

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Fact: powerful forces in media and entertainment have been pouring gasoline on this dumpster fire of a country for at least a generation now.  They also desire to overthrow the status quo and create a revolutionary environment.  A new film (see poster above) hits all the right buttons of Cultural Marxism.  Those same buttons were mashed by the slavery porn of recent films like “Django Unchained“, “12 Years A Slave“, and the “Roots” reboot.  The goal is to inflame white guilt, justify black societal outrage, and set the stage for the final destruction of YOUR CULTURE.  No, black moslems will not be running the country – things couldn’t possibly get that bad – but what is coming will accelerate the inevitable collapse.

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If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know I’m ready.  In fact, I’m getting impatient for the collapse.  If the Summer of Chaos doesn’t quite manage to achieve all of its goals, I could be tempted to vote for pure evil in November just to speed things up a bit.  I mean, come on!  How long does this crap have to drag on?  It is way past time to reboot America.

In the meantime, here’s a classic bit of sage advice from Reactionary thinker and all-around Good Guy extraordinaire John Derbyshire.  It’s as timely as ever so read and heed.  Be safe and good luck.  It’s a jungle out there…

 


We Shall Overcome?

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In yesterday’s all-too-rare celebration of happy events, I forgot to mention some other awesome things that happened recently: the total failures of the Democratic filibuster, the “Civil Rights” themed sit-in, and the four hastily drafted gun control bills that were rammed (unsuccessfully) through the Senate.  For those keeping score at home, that’s three colossal, embarrassing failures.

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The failure that makes me happiest though is that stupid sit-in.  What I find particularly offensive/hilarious is that a doddering, semi-literate old veteran of the Civil Rights Movement appointed himself the leader of this misguided act.  Let’s stop for a moment and ask “What exactly was being protested?” and “Whose civil rights are we talking about here anyway?”

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What these clueless Social Justice Warriors were protesting is the American people’s unwillingness to slap new bans on “assault rifles”.  Here’s where reality and facts jump in and reduce John Lewis’s sit-in to a temper tantrum thrown by a bunch of overgrown mental toddlers.

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True assault weapons were banned in 1934.  What is being protested is more accurately called the “Modern Sporting Rifle” or “MSR”.  I’ve got one, you’ve got one (or want one), we’ve all got them.  AR-15s are a fun and relatively inexpensive platform with which a law-abiding citizen can do a number of totally legal activities such as range shooting, casual plinking, varmint control, or hunting small-to-medium game for the dinner table.

The “problem” that SJW-Progressivists have with the MSR is that it’s a ridiculously popular item among the peasantry.  More AR-15s are sold in this country than any other kind of gun.  That means there are a lot of them out there “in circulation”.  Nearly 10 million by some estimates.

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So if there are so many of these scary black rifles out there, why aren’t we all dead?  You’d expect mass shootings constantly, especially when you consider how crazy the average person in this country seems to be.

The truth is this: proportionally very few murders are committed with MSRs.  Exceedingly few.  As in, almost none.  Murderers vastly prefer handguns (pistols).  In fact, knives are used in more murders than rifles of all types!

But wait, here’s more truth for you!  A ban was already tried on MSRs and various other scary looking rifles back in the mid-90s and it failed to accomplish anything.

So since Bill Clinton’s “Assault Weapons Ban” didn’t work 20 years ago, and since true assault weapons were already banned in 1934, then we should keep trying to ban scary black rifles, right?  That right there folks is the definition of insanity.

<cue Civil Rights singalong>

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What Rep. John Lewis doesn’t realize is that he is not fighting for any kind of “civil rights” this time.  In fact, he is doing precisely the opposite.  The NRA fights for my civil right to self-defense – and they do a pretty stellar job at it, thank you very much.

That’s right, my human right to defend myself with the weapon of my choice is a civil right no different than sitting in the front row of the bus or at the “wrong” lunch counter.

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Pay attention to who wants your guns.  They are the same tyrants that want everything else you possess: your income, your property, your freedoms of speech, association, and assembly.  They are Statists and Collectivists and their ways always end in death.

But since they’ve failed so spectacularly – this time – let’s raise a glass and toast our own continued liberty.  Cheers!

 

 

 


Score Three For The Good Guys

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What a difference a week makes!

Last week we all felt under siege from the forces of darkness arrayed against us.

But just a few days ago, the clouds parted and wonderful things began happening.  What?  You didn’t notice?  You couldn’t feel that gust of fresh air?  Well, let’s run down the list of recent events that we, the People, should feel overjoyed about.

  1.  A Baltimore police officer was acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray.
  2.  The Supreme Court blocked Dear Leader’s Executive Order on Immigration.
  3.  The people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU.

Why is #1 big?  It is a kick in the nuts to Black Lives Matter, The Revolutionary Communist Party, Social Justice Warriors everywhere, and all of the other anti-police activists who prefer anarchy and chaos to law and order in our inner cities.  Because anarchy and chaos is what you get when police are too afraid of lawyers and judges and prosecutors to do their jobs.

If you didn’t celebrate #2, you are reading the wrong blog.  SCOTUS got it right by taking power from the Executive Branch that it had un-Constitutionally appropriated.  At the same time, SCOTUS highlighted its own relevance in the run-up to the election this fall.   Bottom line: one candidate will unbalance this court and decisions like this will become a thing of the past as Progressivism takes total control of the levers of power and drives this country into the dirt.  The other candidate won’t.

#3 was the kicker and possibly the best news of the entire year.  People win, elites lose.  The “experts” all got it wrong.  Individualism, sovereignty, and self-determination whooped up on collectivism, globalism, and central planning.  The “Stay” side played the fear card…and lost.  The biggest reason Brexit won?  The massive groundswell of popular opposition to invasion by non-assimilating immigrants, refugees, and third-world migrants.  It’s happening in this country too (finally) and should play a big role in November.

So there are your Three Things To Cheer About for this past week.  More please!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here We Are

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The flag you see here is important.  Remember it.

Welcome back to “Rhyming With History”!  Did you miss me?

I last posted here over six months ago.  In that final post of a turbulent 2015, I described the “invasion” that is underway in the West.  Not necessarily an invasion of immigrants.  Nor of peoples of “diverse faith”.  And not particularly brown-skinned escapees from Third World shit holes.

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The invaders are the armies of alien cultures.  They represent cultures that are totally incompatible with ours and desire nothing less than to destroy (“fundamentally transform”) the Northern-European, Christian culture we have enjoyed for centuries on this continent.  And the politically progressive defenders of the status quo are flinging the gates wide with so much vigor and enthusiasm that the hinges have literally melted off.

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We’re doomed.

Over the past four years on this blog, I’ve offered you a peek inside my own personal philosophy of forward-looking, situationally aware, pragmatic, self-dependent survivalism.  I’ve suggested things that in no way can be considered “racist” or “privileged” such as starting a home garden, beefing up your ability to defend your family, and even relocating to a more secure location.  That was phase one.

Beginning today, I will no longer dispense prepper advice.  Let’s just assume we are all in this mess together and that we can all take care of ourselves.  The amount of food you can grow or the size of your ammo supply simply has no bearing on where we are headed as a nation and as a culture.  The invaders are here.  The war has begun.  And there is no voting our way out of it.

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Comacho 2016 indeed!

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Still don’t believe we’re being invaded and our own government is in on it?  Read this.  Pay particular attention to the company mentioned on the third paragraph.  You can research them on your own time but for now, let’s just connect the dots.  The Orlando shooter was an employee of that company.

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Let’s get back to flags.  Do you recognize this one?

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Now how about this one?

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If you saw this one being carried down the street by an angry mob, how would you react?

It is important that you correctly identify these flags because they are the battle flags of the enemy.  The first is the flag of the Islamist “Jihad” movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic caliphate under Sharia Law.  They are an enemy of not just our nation and our culture but of the entirety of Western Civilization.  The second is the Mexican flag and is typically carried by illegal border-jumpers and Aztlanistas who are fighting for the Reconquista.  They are another enemy of our nation and our culture.  The bottom flag is the “Pan-African” flag typically carried by Black Power forces, The Black Panther Party, Black Lives Matter agitators, and all of their various race-hustling adherents.  If you are white, they are your enemy too.  Think flags don’t matter?  I’m guessing that flags matter a lot to this guy:

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While we are identifying our cultural foes, let’s line up the rest of them: the facilitators, the sympathizers, the Social Justice Warriors, the Cultural Marxists, and those who – either out of fear or laziness – refuse to stand against our enemies.

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And these enemies are everywhere.

What to do?  Well, the best advice anyone ever gave me was “Avoid crowds”.  Second best was “Read a book.”  Reading this blog is also good.  For as long as this lasts (and until I completely unplug and bug out to my cabin in the mountains…the clock is ticking), I will continue to point out your options.  Yes, you have lots of options.  In the meantime, stop worrying about being called names!

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Here They Come!

 

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Time has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as their “Person Of The Year” for 2015.  Students of history will likely remember that (German Chancellor) Adolf Hitler won this honor in 1938 for the admirable way he brought Germany back from the abyss of post-war collapse.  Heckuva job Adolf!  We were so proud of you.

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Merkel obviously hasn’t read Jean Raspail’s “The Camp Of The Saints” – a 1973 novel about a refugee invasion that first claims France and then marches on to occupy and obliterate all of Western Christendom.  It is eerily prophetic and was easily the most profound thing I read this year, perhaps this century.

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Why is Merkel being honored in this way?  Because she has done the bidding of her masters: the elites.  Those same elites want nothing more than to dispossess you of your nation, your identity, and your means to resist.  Then they will redistribute everything you own to the “newcomers”.  But first, you must be disarmed.  The invasion has started and the war has begun.  The confiscation of your means to resist is right around the corner.

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Merkel is not just a stooge of global Marxist elites, she is a “Social Justice Warrior”.  Just as she “saved” Europe for the central banks back when Greece was threatening to bail on the Euro, she is “saving” Europe’s honor by flinging open the gates to any and all who wish to find sanctuary within.  Merkel, like our own Dear Leader, sincerely believes that resettling many hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria and other war-torn hellholes in the Middle East and Africa is good business.  I couldn’t disagree more.  In fact, I think Donald Trump is the only person with the right idea: an outright ban on all Muslim immigration until we can sort all of this out.  No, that doesn’t mean I’m voting for Trump.  But I do find it very interesting to note that all of the usual “Social Justice Warriors” (aka Cultural Marxists, aka Progressives) are lining up to denounce Trump’s “racism” and rude insensitivity to this “crisis”.  This highly choreographed “outrage” at one man’s outspoken common sense plan is very revealing of the forces that are aligned against us.

If I could wave my magic wand and make my readers do one thing – one thing at all – it would be to buy and read “The Camp Of The Saints“.  Preferably you’d read the newest edition as published by The Social Contract Press.  Then I’d make you sign this petition.

What is happening in Europe will happen to America.  Watch, read, and learn as you prepare for the interesting times ahead.


It’s Not The Guns

Bill Whittle is my hero.  This video should be mandatory viewing for every man, woman, and child in the United States of America.


The Coming Civil War

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Our great nation is splitting in two just as surely as it did 154 years ago.  This time it’s not about men’s rights to own other men.  It’s about our rights to defend ourselves against violence in any manner that we find appropriate.

So here we are.  Another active shooter, another round of Progressive-Collectivist hand-wringing and cries for a radical Statist solution to an imaginary problem.  This is how Cultural Marxism works.  First, a gang of freedom-hating busybodies hype their pet “problem”, then they loudly push for an overreaching “solution” while insisting that we are “all in this together” and urging us to “think of the children”.  See the picture at the top of this post?  That is what they think of you in their 40th floor ivory tower penthouses in Manhattan. You are dangerous, stupid, violent, animals that need to be subjugated and punished.  The sooner the better.

It’s time we stopped playing games.  Our country, our culture, and our entire way of life is under siege.  The shooters in San Bernardino (and Chattanooga, and Boston, and Ft Hood, and a dozen other places you never heard about because it doesn’t fit the agenda) are the vanguard of an invading army.  An army of foreign religious zealots who view our Western culture as their eternal enemy. We are all under threat of extermination.  Google “Yazidi” some time if you think I’m joking.

To advocate disarming the American populace right as a hostile invasion force is landing on our shores is a cowardly act of treason.  I am confident this treason will be dealt with silently, swiftly, and efficiently by patriots – sorry, I mean “domestic terrorists” – in due course.

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The truly infuriating thing about this virtual Civil War we are on the brink of is that the elites that run this country and shape how it thinks – via Congress, the Executive Branch, the media, and the entertainment industry – are all in on it.  In fact, they celebrate it.  They need widespread gun violence because that is the only way they are going to achieve the “fundamental transformation” that they have been planning for generations!  The top law enforcement official in the country called the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack a “wonderful opportunity to make changes”.  Do you understand yet what they have planned for you?

You are the enemy of these treasonous tyrants.  I’ve been telling you this since I started this blog.  It is time you started living as if there is a giant bullseye on your back.  I predict that all of these “wonderful” transformative Marxist movements and trends will come together next year in the final year of Dear Leader’s administration.  Stayed tuned as I walk you through every historical rhyme in what is sure to be the most dynamic year of our lives.

I hope you’re prepared!

 

 


Yeah, About That NRA Sticker On Your Car…

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Full disclosure: I am a dues-paying NRA member and have been one for many years. I believe in the organization’s mission and in its goals. I sincerely believe that the National Rifle Association is one of this country’s leading human rights defenders. Without the NRA we would be less free.

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That said, I have never put an NRA sticker on my car, truck, or house. Take a minute to read this and maybe you’ll understand why.

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Above is what most dumb Murkans see when they see an NRA sticker. They automatically judge the sticker and the owner and then the sticker owner will have to deal with the consequences. If this means more difficult traffic stops, being the target of more road rage, being the victim of vandalism or graffiti, or just finding rudely ignorant notes on your windshield when you come out of the store – I don’t want any of it. I have no interest in sharing my love of the Second Amendment with anyone outside my small circle of family, friends, and fellow NRA members. If you are a fellow NRA member, I salute you. If you have an NRA sticker on your vehicle or place of residence, I think you should prepare for some negative fallout.

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Us gun owners are “the enemy” to the rest of the country. We don’t care about the children and we care way too much about our guns. The gun-grabbers are coming for us and we should be ready. OPSEC (OPerational SECurity) is something I am constantly preaching here on Rhymes With History. Perhaps it is time we all took it a bit more seriously.

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A good first step might be scraping that NRA sticker off of your truck. Think about it.


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