My two favorite observers of the modern scene who have yet to be silenced* by the censorious gang that runs YouTube are, of course, Simon Webb, whom I often display here, and Bill Whittle. Both are brilliant boys and such fun to listen to.
So I have added them to The Moon staff, the first time since The Moon debuted a decade ago that HQ has consisted of more than one person, me, the CEO. They will get the same salary as the CEO.
There are no secretaries or maintenance staff.
In the 10-minute video today, Whittle talks about the “Kick Me” sign that’s been slapped on the back of the United States of America by the Democrat/Socialist Party.
As always, I bring this to you as a public service.
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*Not permanently at least. Webb is often silenced for a week or so, and YouTube discourages people from listening to him because it finds Webb’s accuracy and clarity disturbing.
Here is a five-minute look at unions, both private and public. Private unions are imploding while public ones, funded by cash strong-armed from taxpayers, are doing just fine, thank you.
And, as usual, unions and their associated corruption are supported by the Democrat/Socialist Party in the United States.
I bring this to you as a public service. A tip of the sombrero to the brilliant Dr. Thomas Sowell.
My closest encounter with unionism was at the San Juan Star where not only was the composing room unionized, which was the case at the New Orleans paper when I worked there, but the newsroom was unionized too. But during the nearly two years I toiled in San Juan, no one ever approached me about joining. Dunno why.
So I got union pay without paying union dues.
The union at the San Juan Star was run by the local communist party. My stay in Puerto Rico was broken into two parts, and the reason was labor strikes.
After the first strike, which left me unemployed, I took a roundabout route back to the United States, meandering through Haiti and Mexico by plane and train. The strike was fairly brief, so I returned to San Juan. Months later, the union struck again, and I left forever.
The labor union eventually drove the paper out of business, years later. I really liked Puerto Rico and would have settled there except for the union and the communist party.
We live in loony times. You are free to pick a gender. Racial differences are “social constructs,” a fancy way of saying they are just made up, usually by “white supremacists.” Yes, loony times indeed, and all these nutty notions come from the political left and from traditionally Caucasian nations.
Caucasian is a five-dollar way to say white folks.
The looney times do not exist in Asia, Africa or Latin America to any extent you’d notice.
In the United States, the nutty notions exist almost exclusively in the noodles of people who cast their votes for the Democrat Party or, as I prefer labeling it, the Democrat Socialist Party because it’s all about freebies and redistribution of income, which is a snazzy way of saying taking your earnings and giving it to someone else.
But today we are focusing on just one element of the wackiness, that racial differences do not exist.
And yet again, we turn to the wonderful mind of Simon Webb, the Brit historian we often cite here for wisdom, accuracy and clear thinking, none of which are widespread traits.
Those of us who know races are different customarily focus on skin color, but that’s only part of it. There are lots of racial differences, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Yes, it’s that time again, time to focus on leftist lunacy. First, we stress the political aspect, with Bill Maher, of the Kung Flu, and then there’s that New York Times editorial writer who is “disturbed” by seeing American flags. She is young, female and black,* so you know she was a diversity hire, i.e. affirmative action. I’m unfamiliar with the other NYT editorial writers, but you can count on their being cut from similar cloth.
If you get your “news” from the NYT or The Washington Post and their ilk, you are misinformed to a shocking degree. You need help.
Regular reading of The Unseen Moon is a good start. We’re here to assist.
A word about words
There’s lots of name-calling going on in these troubled times, and much of it is outdated. Indeed, many words now are misused, often intentionally for political purposes. The most obvious is that almost everyone mistakenly refers to leftists as “liberals” and “progressives,” which would be laughable aside from the dreadful effects of it. Leftists are masters of word twists. Conservatives are perilously lousy at it.
Leftists call conservatives “Nazis” and “fascists,” which we aren’t. But when conservatives refer to modern leftists as “Marxists,” there is little correct about that either. Did Marx opine on misgendering, sex-change surgeries, non-binary pronouns, biological men in women’s sports? Was Marx “offended” at this, that and the other? Was there a Marx Cancel Culture? Would Marx have tried to get someone fired for having a different opinion?
Did Marx self-loathe because he was white? (Watch the appalling video below.)
Would Marx have been on board with gay marriage? Did Marx oppose traditional marriage? The answer to all those questions is no. About the only thing Marxist about today’s left is big government and obligated income equality. The other stuff? Nah.
Modern leftists are much more than Marxists. They are far worse.
And Republicans are the liberals now.
*The most notable of those three characteristics is her youth. Editorial writers should possess wisdom and knowledge, something young people rarely have. Traditionally, editorial boards consist of older people with experience in the journalism trenches.They are not indoctrinated, diversity hires right out of Rutgers or NYU.