Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Friday, May 26, 2023

Proof, Yet Again, That There is No Appreciable Difference Between the American Christian Taliban and Putin's Regime

Whenever the Christian Taliban come up with some batshittery in their culture war, the Russians seem to follow suit.

Deputies in Russia’s State Duma have drafted a bill that would completely ban gender affirming surgeries, according to the newspaper Vedomosti. The bill has not yet been submitted for consideration, but journalists from the outlet have seen its text.

The proposed legislation would reportedly prohibit Russians from performing surgical procedures for the purpose of gender transitions as well as from changing their gender markers and names in official documents

This is why the far-right has been backing Putin and why DeSantis has been following along. Putin has cast himself as their guy, the one who agrees with crushing freedom in the name of religious rule, and the Talibanistas here just eat that shit up.

No wonder they are so against critical thinking.


B said...

Man, that's some twisted thinking on your part.

Or are you just trying to spew hatred or controvery?

Jones, Jon Jones said...

The Nazi's used the Jim Crows as a model for the Jewish problem.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

I looked up "B".

He says his favorite book is "anything by Heinlein".

I used to respect Crazy Uncle Bob and Crazy Aunt Ayn. Then I grew up.

Ten Bears said...

The NAZIs used America's solution to the 'Indian Problem' as a model for the 'Jewish'

I don't know what they're paying you, *, but it's too much ...

Comrade Misfit said...

The Nazis tried justifying their crimes by claiming that they got their ideas from the eugenics movement in the U.S. and the U.K. But in the main, claims of scientific improvement through eugenics was a cover for the naked-ass racist acts that the perpetrators were going to do, anyway.

Ten Bears said...

Everybody likes Heinlein, anyone can put anything in their profile. Hell's Belles, it's probably in one of mine, I've doing this so long I can't keep track; and I have certainly made enough reference to him down the years. If This Goes On ...

We tend to forget, in the face of overwhelming propaganda otherwise, that the Jews were rather far down on the list. The one that starts with the Curious (outspoken students), the Deranged (developmentally challenged), the Eurasians (Gypsies), the French, (Italian) Gypsies, the Homosexuals, the Infirm and Incapable (old and disabled), before they got to the Jews.

That's right, it was cover to do what they were going to do ...

CenterPuke88 said...

Funny, B doesn’t address the basic fact the statement is true, just name calls.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

For the record:
When the Nazis set out to legally disenfranchise and discriminate against Jewish citizens, they weren’t just coming up with ideas out of thin air. They closely studied the laws of another country. According to James Q. Whitman, author of Hitler’s American Model, that country was the United States.

“America in the early 20th century was the leading racist jurisdiction in the world,” says Whitman, who is a professor at Yale Law School. “Nazi lawyers, as a result, were interested in, looked very closely at, [and] were ultimately influenced by American race law.”

In particular, Nazis admired the Jim Crow-era laws that discriminated against Black Americans and segregated them from white Americans, and they debated whether to introduce similar segregation in Germany.

Yet they ultimately decided that it wouldn’t go far enough.

“One of the most striking Nazi views was that Jim Crow was a suitable racist program in the United States because American Blacks were already oppressed and poor,” he says. “But then in Germany, by contrast, where the Jews (as the Nazis imagined it) were rich and powerful, it was necessary to take more severe measures.”

dan gerene said...

Ten Bears, Two things. I don't recall reading how the Nazis put Italians and French people in extermination camps. And having read at least two Heinlein books I got the impression that he took a possibly good short story and dragged it out because he was being paid by the word. So not everyone loves him.

Ten Bears said...

Addressing your second point, dan, I wholeheartedly agree. The problem is he has become a cultural icon on the reich. When I am troll hunting it's a flag, for some reason they think everyone, left and reich, loves him and they use that to soften their image, so too speak

As to the first ... they killed them never-the-less

Dark Avenger said...

Funny, the God-Botherers that are on the side of Trump and rest of the wretched hive of scum and villainy that comprise the Republican Party were despised by Heinlein, most notably in the following statement

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

I can do Heinlein all day long and then some. AI brought back The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Heinlein was an engineer by education and a libertarian by stance. Stranger in a Strange Land has been a good read in every decade of my life.

Ten Bears said...

I'm not disparaging Heinlein. M'uncle's Asimov, Clarke and Heinlein, along with G'da's Louie L'Amour and Western Rifleman, the Oregonian and the Bend Bulletin were where I learned how to read! I can't say he didn't have an influence on my worldview.

I frequently encourage people to read the notebooks, If This Goes On, Revolt in 2100, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress or Farnham's Freehold. I particularly enjoy the later, it has a ... ahhhh, colorful twist, to say the least.

Friday's good ...

Sarah said...

Heinlein was an odd duck. People who love him for "Starship Troopers" and his military fantasies should maybe read "Time Enough for Love" and get back to us.

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" stands up the best. My favorite novel of his still, and a prescient view of AI. I would love to see a film adaptation of it, and can't understand why it's not happened yet. Maybe too sympathetic to revolutionaries.

Comrade Misfit said...

My favorite AI novel is Steel Beach by John Varley.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

Asimov walked down this road
The book also contains the short story in which Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics first appear, which had large influence on later science fiction and had impact on thought on ethics of artificial intelligence as well...
At least three of the short stories from I, Robot have been adapted for television...

During the late 1970s, Warner Bros. acquired the option to make a film based on the book, but no screenplay was ever accepted. The most notable attempt was one by Harlan Ellison, who collaborated with Asimov himself to create a version which captured the spirit of the original. Asimov is quoted as saying that this screenplay would lead to "the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made.",_Robot

From my youth