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"Knowing is half the battle."

The other half involves violence.

(sorry, couldn't help myself)

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I disavow young Jaden. Were he of the blood, he would have succeeded in the robbery, rather than getting himself shot for a pair of sneakers and an iPhone.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

I have this to say on the issue of gun (and knife) laws:

Up until the 1930s-1950s, such laws were largely non-existent here in Sweden. People didn't "open carry", there was no need and you would have been laughed at until you died from shame. Buying and selling guns (rifles of various sorts, mainly) was between seller and buyer. Same with ammunition.

And we had virtually zero gun-related crimes, not even robbers - not even bank robbers! - tended to use guns. Stabbings and such were usually die to drunken brawls, and the penalty for using something other than your hands in a fight often led to charges of aggravated (and if applicable, armed) assault; what this meant was that you instead of a few week s in county jail got several years in state penitentiary.

Then came the 1960s, US-civil rights movement inspired communist progressives (yes, really) and the start of the downfall.

Now, we have gun crime galore and among the hardest gun laws in the world.

Here's a hint as to what changed:

In the 1930s and up until the 1980s, Sweden was 95%+ white. Nordic. Swedes made up those 95%. The remainder were sami, danes, norwegians, finns and the odd german or other white european, and a few hundred domestic gypsies.

Now, 35%+ of the population is negro, arab, afghan, syrian, and so on.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

I think the time has come for some common sense gun safety laws. In my view, all violent guns should be jailed for long periods to keep them off the streets. This is especially true of "assault rifles" which may in fact deserve the death penalty after they commit mass murder. Only with firm laws such as this can our streets be safe.

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If Democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop 60-90%. Great article.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

I love how the GI Joe meme you posted is the one where the guy is talking about an unidentified 49 year old man going berserk with a 12 gauge shotgun.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

This confirms what I’ve observed for the last several years. You need to start any article at the ninth paragraph to understand what actually happened.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

I work in mental health, so the term 'trauma-informed' is one I've encountered for years. I know what trauma is, I know how to treat it, I know saying 'so you watched your dad die, that must have sucked' is a terrible way to broach the topic, but beyond that I've never been able to pin down exactly what it means. Therapy can be trauma-informed, but apparently so can an office, a clinic brochure, a press release, how we talk about clients... as far as I can tell it's just an industry buzzword. It's a way to communicate that what we're doing is in-line with the wishes of the managerial/therapeutic state.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

Pay no attention to the black youth getting killed, that's a feature of the revolution. The more young black men killed, the more they can call for gun removal and disarm the lawful people in the country. When that is done, by Marx, they can round up those who still believe in life, liberty, and property, and send them to the gulags. It'll be another 50 million deaths for the glorious cause.

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Ah, today's greatest artform, the art of narrative management. I now believe many of the neo-journalists are oblivious to their derangement. This is how they have probably been taught and believe they are doing God's work.

As for trauma. I note this terminology has made its way in to the horrifying thunderdome of dating. Lots of young women on Tik Tok inexplicably telling the world of their dating woes. A surprising number claim to be healing from the trauma induced by past boyfriends, experiences they claim to have put behind them and are now ready to meet a real man, by which they mean a provider who can handle the mood swings induced by the past trauma. All these trauma-inducing men are of course hardcore narcissists and psychopaths. I note they skim over the part about who chooses whom and the definition of voluntary exchange.

There is a meme circulating that sums it up well. The top image is one of these ladies in a kind of outfit of the day pose, with a caption in a girly font saying - I feel so alone today. The bottom image is a picture of a lone British soldier in a trench at the Somme, covered in mud with his thousand-yard stare. No caption needed on the second image.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

Another banger!

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

I enjoy reading your articles, but the next time you tease us with a picture of crying Taylor Lorenz, I expect you to relentlessly mock Taylor Lorenz

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

You're risking permanent damage here. What happens if you accidentally read something from the NY Times, or pause at CNN / BBC a moment too long? It could tip you over the edge.

Pull out man, before it's too late.

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Dec 25, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

Just found your sub stack. What a gem. And I will permit myself a remark on your life choices - why would a talented and intelligent person such as yourself help keep public education afloat by working in a public school.

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"Dad could not be reached for comment."

My laughter-induced contractions are now 4 minutes apart, and I can finally be admitted to the hospital.

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Dec 6, 2023Liked by Librarian of Celaeno

Mass deportations and executions?

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