Archive for the 'Brunette’s rants' Category

Voting: A Matter Of Conscience? Patriotic Duty? Self Defense? #DoitforQ?

Friday, September 14th, 2018

(Brunette here.) Even a few short years ago, I’d have insisted I’d never vote again. Too much corruption in government; crooked politicians not even worthy of a “lesser evil” vote; rigged elections and voter fraud . . . I was probably as thoroughly disillusioned with politics as it’s possible to be. Years ago, I’d even […]

Conspiracy Queries: Q Says, “Think For Yourself.” Media Shrieks, “Q Is Dangerous!”

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

(Brunette here.) “Let us do the thinking for you!” “We’ll tell you what to  think!” seems to be the attitude of much of today’s media, both mainstream and even alternative. Who isn’t weary of people whose sole desire is evidently “controlling the narrative” and who conveniently dismiss any disallowed ideas as “Conspiracy theories”? Who does […]

To Q or not to Q? Red pills, Rabbit holes, & Reflections

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

(Brunette here.) Chances are, by now you’ve at least heard of “Q” (AKA “Qanon”): an 8chan poster who appears to be intimately familiar with the Trump administration. Whether to take Q seriously is a personal decision: As Q says, “The choice, to know, will be yours.” If you’re curious, good for you — the world […]

Have A Deplorably Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

(Brunette here.) 2017 has been quite an amazing year so far. Hard to believe the holidays are upon us already! Many people seem to be dreading those dinner table conversations, now that nearly every subject (except maybe pets) can lead to political disagreements. Sports? (NFL kneelers . . . Check.) Weather? (Climate change, check.) Entertainment? […]

What If The Choice Is Between God And Government? From Where Does YOUR Authority Derive?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

(Brunette here.) Are you skeptical about religion? Yes? . . . me too. Are you equally skeptical of Atheism? (Ditto.) Atheism seems quite popular at present; I take no issue with individual atheists, though evangelizing atheists (evangelists of any sort, frankly) DO irk me. Faith is an extremely personal thing to those who possess it. […]

A Surprising Haven For Gays Fleeing the Regressive Left

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

(Brunette again.) With recent LGBT Pride Day celebrations fading from the headlines, especially since posting my last piece, I’ve found myself thinking about various stories I’ve read over the past year or two, particularly accounts of gay men coming out as conservative: They say — and I have no trouble believing them — that it’s […]

Human Wrongs: Are The Most Vulnerable Voices To Be Silenced? Why? And By Whom?

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

(Brunette here.) Tyranny heralds its arrival first through confiscation of speech — via Orwellian inversion of language, and/or suppression of undesirable voices ‘by any means necessary,’ whether subtle or brutal or BOTH. If you want to determine who the aspiring tyrants are in a given society, and who they intend to oppress, look around to […]

Hit-And-Run Leftism: A Response to [Redacted]

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Brunette here again. Guess I’m in an uncharacteristically chatty mood lately . . . not to worry, Vin will be back. And I’ll revert to my usual quieter self sooner or later. 😉

Trump: Love The Man, or Loathe Him? (Or, The Art of The Real Deal)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

(Brunette again.) The fog of war — largely an information war — will eventually clear. We’ve been in the thick of it for some time now. The long dominant left-leaning media has everyone’s heads spinning with more Russia hysteria, spurious rumors based on anonymous sources, breathless speculations about who’s in or out (or at each […]

Trump: Touchstone, or Rorschach Test?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

(Brunette here.) I’ll admit, initially I wasn’t a big Trump fan. I didn’t take serious interest in the Donald until after the Wikileaks Podesta emails (and Pizzagate/Pedogate) had broken. I’d never had much reason to think about the man, pay attention to him, take him seriously. But I’d always disliked the Clintons, and after watching […]