No, they do NOT want to just be left alone

http://wwlp.com/2017/12/26/virginia-parents-murdered-after-warning-daughter-about-boyfriends-neo-nazi-affiliations/

 

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Heathen words on Rape (without further comment)

If you want to begin your not all men rant now, I suggest you either read this all the way through, or don’t bother commenting. 1. Within the gates | ere a man shall go, (Full warily let him watch,) Full long let him look about him; For little he knows | where a […]

via Rape — mainer74

Back to philosophy – Camus and Epictetus

https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/should-i-kill-myself-or-have-a-cup-of-coffee-the-stoics-and-existentialists-agree-on-the-answer-auid-924

Drinking coffee is not a blasé choice, but an affirmation that life is worth living

A dark subject, suicide and coffee.

Sent to me by a friend with this note: “Saw this and thought of you.  The most interesting stoic I know.”

Whether I am that interesting aside, it is an interesting article which they sent me during my meditations.  At the same time, another sent a note that ended with: “Winter sucks.”

I replied with: “But, winter lets me wear my arctic parka!” (I have a historical interest in arctic and antarctic things and even had a friend at McMurdo recently.)

Life is often what we make of it.  Find the positive in the darkness you face and keep going, whether it is coffee, parkas or something else.

Be well.

Neo-Nazis and Twitter

Really more about an attempt to fight them and Twitter supporting them.

Update on Alt Right and the Web

The days of the mimeograph are long over.  Founding a Hate Web is difficult.

 

Andrew Anglin – The Making of an American Nazi

A very detailed account of someone who has done a lot of harm.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/the-making-of-an-american-nazi/544119/

I was struck, in particular, by his cowardice and by the continued support of his family.  Arguably, they have allowed him to continue the way he has.  Many of these men are not strong people.  Nor brave.

Current events in Alt Right and the future

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/brotherhood-of-losers/544158/

More for the intent of keeping a record, although the splintering is interesting.  I do agree that large groups of angry young men are not a good thing.