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Month: June 2016

Brexit and My Exit

Readers will note
that there is a new feature on this site, a PayPal button at the top or bottom
of a new post, which anyone may use if he wishes to donate to my PayPal account
to defray the costs incurred from my being evicted from my apartment of seven
years because the landlady deemed me a mortal risk to her other tenants. Not because
I was a physical menace to my neighbors, but because of what I wrote about Islam
and Muslims. None of it flattering and none of it disinterested.
The situation,
inaugurated when the FBI/NCIS paid me a visit on May 18th to inform me that my
Rule of Reason site was on the radar of ISIS and other Islamic terrorist
organizations, but that I was in no imminent danger. Thousands of Americans have
been “targeted” by ISIS activists, or by wannabe terrorists. Their landlords or
bankers have not told them to get lost. It is hard to ken the mentality of a
person who would pretend that evicting me – an unprecedented event in my life –
would somehow magically ward off any murderous Islamic mischief from her other
tenants. I was instantly relegated to the status of a post WWII displaced
person. I am currently “living out of a suitcase.” It has been a very stressful
and costly experience for me. Not even several stories about the sheer
irrationality of her actions have swayed the person I have not so fondly
nicknamed, “The Bitch of Buchenwald.” As Daniel
Greenfield
noted in his article, the landlady acted, for all intents and
purposes, as an agent of ISIS. There are scores, even thousands of her ilk in
our federal, state, and local governments. Obsessed with not rocking the Islamic
boat, though that boat has rocked with increasing frequency with hundreds of
lives lost just in the West.
See a recent
article, “The
Totalitarianism of Modern Airports
” and “Last Call
for more details.
See also Matt
Bracken’s Western
Rifles Shooters
article, which is a major article about my scandalous and
bizarre eviction, and which generated a generous over-flowing of donations to the
Go Fund campaign.
That being said,
I turn now to the stupendous and thoroughly enthralling vote by Britons to
divorce their country from the European Union of Orwell’s Oceania of 1984.
The result of that vote on June 23rd was one of the few uplifting moments in my
current predicament. The Brexit vote was so resounding that it has inspired
France and even Sweden to follow suit, if the forces can be similarly marshaled
among put-upon populations to get off their duffs and discard their fatalism
and campaign for a similar bill of divorcement. They are certain to be followed
by other moves by disenfranchised populations to part ways with the EU.
The German government,
of course, will not take this laying down. It will do its best to quash such a
movement among Germans, because Angela Merkel and her cronies more or less
govern the EU. She and her minions are certain to take
every ruthless step
to foil such a movement. She is as mentally disturbed
as my former landlady.
There is reality,
says Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker
of the European Commission. We don’t like it. We decree it outlawed. Dissidents
will be arrested, gagged, and locked in cells with mad Muslims.
This is the
hallmark of insanity.

Last Call


This is my last post on Rule of Reason and http://edwardcline.blogspot.com/,
at least for a long while. The blog sites might remain up for a while, until
Mark Zuckerberg and his Merkelian cronies who govern the Internet eventually take
them down or block access to them, something they do to “offensive” sites in
Europe. They punish them to accommodate Angela Merkel and a multitude of statists
and pro-Islam aficionados who want to “transform” their countries from
civilized ones to ones governed by political correctness, submission to Islam, and
civil anarchy, although the latter state of affairs is not one they are contemplating.
Nevertheless, an upheaval will
transpire. You don’t sic the savages on whole civilized populations without
incurring violent consequences. Look what happened in the Warsaw ghetto. Or during
the Hungarian uprising.
This will be my last post, not
because I was censored by the government or by the FBI or by Zuckerberg’s ilk,
although I think that is in works. As many of you already know, fear of
retaliation, reprisals, and the like have never tethered my language about
Islam, about treasonous Obama, or about the many other enemies of freedom. My
sites will remain silent for other reasons.
The ostensive purpose of
censoring or blocking “offensive” sites is to forestall potentially “fractious”
and violent conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims, which already exists. It already
exists, with or without the state-sanctioned filtering and outright bans, and
for two reasons: the deliberate and government-encouraged invasion of Western
countries by hordes of people whose “religion” is hostile to all Western
values, is an invasion feared and opposed by the thousands current and likely victims
of the invasion; and, two, Islam is a detailed blueprint for the conquest of
the West by Islam, including America.
Read the 1991 Muslim
Brotherhood memorandum
about the means and ends of the invasion, especially
of America. More and more Europeans understand that, but are prevented from
speaking out about the mortally deleterious consequences of unlimited
immigration of barbarians from the pestholes of the world. Perhaps more and
more Americans are understanding it, too. I should hope so.
Progressive liberals and other wannabe
totalitarians like Zuckerberg keep harping (or, shall we say, “screaming”)
about the injury caused by “hate speech” and “Islamophobia” and “racism” of
non-Muslims (even though Islam is practiced by virtually every race under the
sun). But, they have little to say about the genuine racism practiced by
Muslims who prey on Western women, Jews, homosexuals, and anyone else who
doesn’t fit their addled conception of a perfect devotee to Islam, which is a
compliant cipher who obeys all the rules of Sharia law, never questions them,
and who would rather just “go with the flow” than bother to…well…think.
Of course, jihadists and other
killers on the make and on the prowl think all the time: How can I strike a
blow for Islam and win my time in Paradise? These people too often come from
the “silent majority” of Muslims, and become “radicalized.” Most of the
jihadists in Europe come from second generation Muslim families. “Radicalized”
is a term I’ve never quite understood the usage of, because if you know
anything about Islam, the Koran, the Hadith, and Sharia, you would know that
Islam is nothing but “radical.” “Radical” in the sense that it advocates, from
top to bottom, the totality of one’s submission to Allah and Islam, or – totalitarianism. It’s a rather simple
concept to grasp.
Whatever you think of Donald
Trump as a candidate and possible President, I do not think he can make much
headway against an entrenched political establishment dedicated to reducing
Americans to obedient ciphers of the State who need to be pacified with various
goodies.  He hasn’t the intellectual
equipment. I don’t think he has the moral certitude or fortitude to stymie what
is happening to the country. I would like to think he has, but wishing is not
my forte, either.
Like FDR’s State Department
throughout his administration, which was rich in Communists and fellow
travelers, the current federal government is riddled with Progressives, dwarf
totalitarians, Muslims, and others who lust after and savor the power they
wield.
Several blog sites have run
stories about my eviction by the manager of Lawson
Enterprises
for having dared exercise my freedom of speech, quietly and
without violent consequences to me or to other tenants, for years. But, somehow,
in the insulated, hateful PC mind of Allison Otey, the manager, I endanger the
lives of the her tenants. Throwing me to Mohammad’s wolves does not concern the
landlord. She not once expressed the least concern about my fate at the hands
of jihadists, or about uprooting my life with all the attendant costs. She may
as well be an agent of ISIS, or of the Taliban, or of Iran. “Punish the
infidels wherever you find them, especially those who talk back.”
“O Muslim! There is a Jew
hiding behind me, so kill him.”
(Sahih
al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177).
The Lawson Enterprises version
is:
“Oh,
Otey! There is a champion of American freedom hiding behind me, so punish him
before his hateful words harm one of my tenants!”
But, as the advocates of open
immigration and the alleged defenders of the freedom of religion keep harping,
Islam is a religion, and we have no
right to prohibit its practice. But Islam is first and foremost an ideology. Islam is not the Amish. Has
anyone ever coined the term “Amishophobia”? No. Because there’s nothing in the
Amish creed that encourages the slaughter or submission of the non-Amish. The
Amish creed is not an ideology. Whatever you think of the Amish or of their
beliefs, theirs is not a “religion” to fear if you are not of the Amish faith.
I queried the Virginia Bar
Association in search of lawyers who would be willing to represent me against
Lawson either pro bono or for a fee. No takers. No response. I cast my Internet
net in search of lawyers who’d be willing to take my case on any condition. No
takers. No response. Dead silence.
These articles, to date, have
been:
Daniel Greenfield’s article on
the eviction:
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263068/what-happened-one-air-force-veteran-threatened-daniel-greenfield
The Rebel on the eviction:
Shane Kavanaugh’s Vocativ article
on the eviction:
http://www.vocativ.com/329297/anti-islamic-writer-was-evicted-after-isis-found-him-online/
Diana West posted much of Bracken’s article.
http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3352/Bracken-Help-Needed-for-a-Patriot-on-ISIS-Kill-List.aspx 

The Daily Caller article on the
eviction:

http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/15/virginia-writer-evicted-from-home-for-being-on-isis-kill-list/
The Gates of Vienna on the
eviction:
http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/06/isis-will-kill-you-strongly/
Solo Passion’s article on the
eviction:
http://www.solopassion.com/node/10251
Darrell Hougen’s Objectivist
Living’s article on the eviction:
http://www.objectivistliving.com/forums/index.php?/topic/16042-the-plight-of-edward-cline/
Among others, including numerous
Twitter mentions.
I’m in the same situation as
Henry Cameron in The Fountainhead. I
have been fighting evil and tyranny all my writing life. It was worth the
fight. But, I’ve run out of gas. I cannot keep fighting and seeing my own
person betrayed and offered as a sacrifice to the killers at large and the
killer in the landlord’s office. I do not want to see the country conquered or
transformed by Obama or by any of the beasts who want to rule the country.  I have tried to find a new place to live, but
I don’t meet the income requirements. Virginia and its many landlords and property
owners have stringent rules. I traveled to Dallas under the impression that it
was a freer state, but its tenancy requirements in the way of income are as
onerous as Virginia’s.
I’ve been blocked virtually
everywhere I turn. Many friends and fans have made generous offers of their own
property for me to live on, but at this point in life, I do not want to become
a moocher or anyone’s ward. It’s not my style. The movers have come and gone
and taken away everything valuable I ever owned. It’s in storage somewhere,
awaiting an address for the movers (GiantXPress) to send it to. But, I am
clearly no longer welcome in America. I have been stonewalled by the politics,
by the culture.
Doubtless, the government will
seize all my property, including the blog sites.
I have presented my country,
indeed, the world, with many literary and intellectual gifts. Sparrowhawk is my magnum opus. The Skeen
and other novels were fun to create but they still are imbued with a moral
sense of life to which many readers are not indifferent. I’m happy that Sparrowhawk and Cyrus Skeen are popular,
and have tapped into the minds and spirits of so many readers. The two series
do not stop selling. That’s some measure of success in an otherwise hostile
culture that has no use for an independent man and a man of the mind. Jack
Frake, Hugh Kenrick, Dogmael Jones, Cyrus Skeen, Chess Hanrahan, and Merritt
Fury reign supreme in their worlds. For as long as they are available to be read,
they cannot be milked dry.
 The
Totalitarianism of Modern Airports
,” which predates this column, was the
result of an off-hand remark to a fellow writer about my observations of
contemporary travel.
I must mention my “Carol Pelletier” and stalwart and dogged heroine
who set up the Go Fund for me
to help defray the costs of moving. Her name is Hilda Naranjo. I must also thank
all the generous and caring individuals who donated to the Fund. Of course,
there is Roxanne Albertoli, my loving spiritual booster for decades. And Steve
Saaf, who knew immediately that we were of the same mind and spirit and not
just yeah-sayers for reason, when we first met during an Objectivist picnic in
California so many years ago. 
I, however, have reached the
point of no return. There is nowhere to return to. I’ve fought the good fight
to the best of my ability.

The Totalitarianism of Modern Airports

Your Body is the State’s Business

I hate flying,
and have hated it for years ever since 9/11, and have sworn never to fly again.
It’s for my blood pressure. I hate it not only because of the airlines’
treatment of passengers or customers as faceless widgets to be squeezed
together as much as possible in an airport, but also on the planes, forcing one
to come in physical contact with other passengers, many of whom one would not
otherwise wish to touch. I hate it also because of the role of the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA).

The typical large
airport is a microcosm of a regulated, controlled society, an experiment in
Progressivism. The miasma of the environment is repellent if not dulling to the
senses. Modern, post-9/11 airports are intended to be soul-destroying because
the only way to exercise the government’s power is to hold one’s business and
purposes hostage and extort soul-destroying submission to the state’s will. “You
have to go there?” says the TSA. “Well, you have to get past me first. Drop your
drawers.”
All American airports have been turned into microcosms of
totalitarianism. It’s not a hard concept to grasp, once one has passed through
– or rather endured – being molested, fondled, spindled, stamped, x-rayed, bar-coded, ordered
from here to there, stripped bare to reveal one’s secrets or shames, approved or
disapproved, and made to conform to the government’s measure of good and
acceptable behavior. The milieu demands total submission to the state’s will
and ends. There is certainly no ambience left to an airport, except one of
nonstop dread and mental numbness.
Everything seems
to be designed and planned to distract one from observing that once one is in
the clutches of the government, and also of the airlines, one has been reduced
to the status of of an assembly line cog to be processed and dispatched as
speedily as possible – speedily in terms of bureaucracy.
I remember the
time when flying was somewhat romantic, something to look forward to with some
excitement. I remember being greeted by a throng of friends when I stepped off
a plane. Today, anyone not flying isn’t even allowed in most of the spaces and
byways of an airport. One’s friends, family, and well-wishers have been banned
from having any business inside an airport. One’s greeters are confined to an
area outside of the processing center.
I also remember a
time when there were smoking sections, when actual meals were served to
passengers instead of dispensing to hapless passengers what look like dog
biscuits or packets of pretzels, when the stewardesses were pretty and
bustling, when the seats were wider and roomier. Today, one is ensconced into
as little square footage as possible without fitting one into a tagged
straightjacket.
I refuse to
subject myself anymore to it.
The airlines are
complicit in reducing Americans to sardines who pay for the privilege of being
stuffed like baggage into its planes.
American airports
are proving grounds to test the willingness of Americans to tolerate abuse by
the government.
In terms of
employment, jobs at airports seem to be the exclusive realm of “minorities.” The
TSA is an “equal opportunity,” “affirmative action” employer. It will hire
certified dullards, perverts, thieves, and sadists, of any gender or race or
religion. Even Muslims and individuals whose command of the English language is
shaky or nonexistent.
The thoroughfares
of terminals are replete with eateries and shops of every kind. These are
called concessions, that is, businesses that are the mere stewards of whatever
has been allowed by the government for sale. Naturally, everything for sale is
taxed. They exist by government fiat. The government’s policy is to keep the passengers
fat and happy before sending the cattle to the stockyards of “security.”
The TSA costs the
country billions,
yet it has neither detected nor foiled a single jihadist plot in its entire
existence. It has failed repeatedly when supposedly dangerous materials or
potential weapons have been sent through its screening system by agents testing
the system’s effectiveness in security,
which is nil. It is a police bureaucracy staffed, from top to bottom, by approximately
65,000 of the otherwise unemployable dross of the earth who take delight in
putting their moral betters through the search and fondle wringer. It practices
extortion on a scale that would make the Mafia green with envy. It exists, in
one sense, to gauge the degree to which Americans are willing to submit to its
own brand of Islam.

The Police State, American and Nazi Styles


As a tool to “fight”
jihad, it is absolutely useless. There are dozens of articles that have exposed
its ineptness in “protecting” Americans against bombers and suicide vest-clad Muslims.
Indeed, it employs Muslims, lots of them.
Congress has
promised over and over again that it will reform the TSA and correct or
eliminate its criminal activities. But Congress has never been in much of a
hurry. After all, most members of Congress are exempt from being treated like warp
and woof in travel, as the electorate is. They’re special. They’re the “elite.”
The TSA has a
pigsty’s record of the theft
of passenger property. Again, there are dozens of investigative articles that
chronicle the ubiquitous
larceny
committed by TSA agents. Those blue surgical gloves worn by the
agents are supposedly worn to protect passengers from whatever nasty things the
agents or their victims have, and also they help to prevent any fingerprints from
being left behind. Computers, watches, jewelry, cartons of cigarettes, valuable
apparel – it’s all on a TSA employee’s felonious “shopping list.
The modern
airport is a model of the kind of society Progressives and other drooling totalitarians
hanker to see America “transformed” into. It is a regulated society in which you
are accountable to the state, but the state and its anonymous minions are not
accountable to you. The modern airport is a precursor of things to come. Frankly,
it’s already here.
One event in my
life prepared me, in a manner of speaking, for my last visit to an American airport
(I imagine most European airports are just as intolerable), and that was being
thrown under the bus by a landlord who, having learned that I had been visited
by an FBI/NCIS agent to warn me that this blog spot was on the radar of ISIS and
perhaps that of other terrorist organizations, decided to evict me from my
apartment. Arguing with the landlord was about as fruitless as arguing with a
TSA agent. In fact, it was counter-protective. The more reason I employed with
the landlord, the more hostility was generated against.
So, get this: Even
though the threat to me, according to the FBI agent, ranged from minimal to
nil, and that a jihadist was likely to attack anyone or everyone in the
apartment complex where I lived, I somehow posed a “risk” to my fellow tenants.
The landlord was concerned with the “safety” of her tenants. A knowledge of Islamic
and Muslim “culture” and ways was a verboten subject, not to be discussed with
the landlord. She did not wish to know anything about them. Bringing up the
subject of the Orlando massacre was futile. The landlord was proof against
reason. I had been writing about Islam for decades, and not once had ever been
threatened by a jihadist, nor even sent a nasty comment or had my Facebook page
invaded by pro-Islam or pro-immigrants in search of signs of “Islamophobia,” it
mattered not.
You, who have
been nominally risking his life while defending the right of Americans to speak
freely about Islam and the federally subsidized and encouraged invasion of the
country by the ciphers of an alien and hostile ideology, must be shown the gate
and risk being killed. You must be sacrificed for the health and welfare of
your fellow tenants and neighbors, who may or may not have anything to say
about Islam. Your jeopardy and safety are of no concern.
The experience has
left me wondering: Is the landlord a secret agent of ISIS? Is she a Taliban
tart? An al-Qaeda airhead? Or is she one of those Progressives who refuse to
think in terms of fundamentals, unable and unwilling to venture into the
broader scheme of things?
So, here I am,
uprooting my life at the behest of a callow paragon of mental thickness.

I think she has
missed her calling. She could investigate, instead of being a private property manager,
becoming a TSA administrator. She certainly has the temperament and
personality.

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