Monday, July 15, 2019

THE WCJD CASE REVISITED AND SOME UPDATES

   Long-time readers know that we have been following closely a now 39 year-old cold case from Walker County, Texas involving an unidentified woman murdered in Huntsville on November 1st, 1980. General details of the case can be read here. The case has garnered considerable public attention, and largely because of public pressure was reopened in 2015. Witnesses have come forward, theories promoted, and there are several articles about the case throughout the Internet. 

  The problem with ultimately identifying the victim and bringing her killers to justice has been a complete failure of the law enforcement agency (the Walker County Sheriff's Office) responsible for investigating to bring any conclusion to the case. 


   Following our last article on the WCJD Case, ---the 2nd-most widely read and shared article in our blog's history---officials in Walker County scrambled to rush off a bone fragment to a DNA testing lab. It's not clear exactly what they were looking for, since her DNA has been on file for 20 years. 

  It was a moot point anyway, since the Sheriff's Office somehow managed to bungle the evidence and the lab was unable to extract any results. 

  Shortly after this latest fiasco, one of our readers agreed to file a formal request under the Texas Public Records Act to the Walker County Sheriff's Office: the purpose of which was to ascertain exactly how much effort this agency is putting into solving this case. Mostly the Department waived off all of the answers, however one response well summed up the matter. To the question of how many man-hours have actually been spent on this case, the Sheriff's Office replied that "an estimate of more than 100 man-hours have been spent investigating this case since 2015."

  Think of it! Why, that's almost three 40-hour work-weeks in four years! And here we thought that they weren't doing anything... 

  Nonetheless, readers who feel concerned about this rather languorous approach to the case should (respectfully) express their opinions to Texas State Attorney-General Ken Paxton, whose office has a convenient online form for such matters.  Mr. Paxton also has an account on Twitter. The State Attorney-General has the power, for example, to invite the intervention of the Texas Rangers or the FBI into the case.

   


   Meanwhile, we've been continuing our own research into the matter, and while we still haven't come up with a positive identification for the victim, we have some strong circumstantial evidence now as to her whereabouts in 1980. We believe that she may have been living in the area in and around Trinity, Texas during at least the first half of the year. 



       We also believe that the night that she was killed, the Doe may have come to Huntsville from the Brazoria area: in particular the neighborhood highlighted on the map:


    Anyone reading who recalls seeing a young woman like WCJD in either of these areas should report it either here, or by contacting the National Missing and Unidentified System:


Thursday, July 11, 2019

AN INTERESTING QUESTION FROM THE LIONS' DEN

   Today, we came across a good article from our Blogroll at the site The Lions' Den. An Atheist had asked the author that's been around for a long time, to wit:

   "Question: Can a biblical historian be thoroughly objective as a Christian and retain their integrity?"

   The first thing that I would note is that I haven't seen much objectivity of any kind, on any subject, from historians in a long time. But that aside, the question was specifically about Biblical History: and that has been among the least objective subjects in modern historical research. The two main reasons for this is that (1) ever since the 18th Century or so, there have been a cadre of 'progressives' in Academia who desire a complete split between Biblical morality and Academic research; and (2) in more recent time, Christian controversies are one of the few literary genres which it's still profitable to produce. As proof of this, consider how many 'lost books of the Bible' are supposedly discovered, it seems, every other year. In contrast, there hasn't been a lost writing of a contemporary Graeco-Roman writer discovered in well over a century.

  In most cases, historians are simply repeating what others before them have said, and are playing to audiences who already want to hear what's being said. 

  The Bible itself is a mixture of history, literature, philosophy, and theology; and most historians are so tunnel-visioned that they miss the bigger picture by focusing on minor details. 'Oh come on, now' someone may say, 'You don't really believe that a whale swallowed Jonah and that his preaching converted Nineveh. There's no historical record of that!' To which we'd point out that 150 years ago, it was the consensus of the Academic Elite that no such place as Nineveh ever existed.


     Or, conversely, the story of Joshua commanding the sun to stand still during a battle. That couldn't possibly have happened, right?

    "The silver sun … was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds. A cry went up from every mouth and the people fell on their knees on the muddy ground. … The light turned a beautiful blue as if it had come through the stained-glass windows of a cathedral and spread itself over the people who knelt with outstretched hands. The blue faded slowly and then the light seemed to pass through yellow glass. … People wept and prayed with uncovered heads in the presence of the miracle they had awaited. The seconds seemed like hours, so vivid were they."---reported by the Portuguese newspaper O Dia on the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, 1917. This newspaper previously had been deriding the Fatima Apparitions as mass hysteria.

  Prior to WW2, there were many in Academia who argued and wrote books 'proving' that Christ Himself never existed, but was based on various pagan solar myths. Any professor  today who denied an Historical Jesus would get laughed off the podium, even by his fellow-Atheists. 

   The only actual historical inaccuracies I have ever noticed with Biblical History from the traditional side are not with the Bible itself, but with erroneous times and places assigned to these events by fallible men. 

   If a person is connected to a university today and travels to the Levantine Countries, there's no shortage of people with Biblical-Era 'artifacts' for sale. The uniqueness of these artifacts correspond both with the amount of cash and gullibility that the historian can come up with. This is common in most of these kinds of places. During the Mayan Calendar Hoax of 2012, there were old 'shamans' popping up all over Central America who---for a price---would reveal the deep secrets of Mayan Prophecy to foreign researchers. The same is also true in Central Africa. Around Lake Victoria, scientists can buy 'fossils' of all sorts of hitherto-undiscovered specimens of prehistoric man. 

   In other words, Christians shouldn't get too distracted by these kinds of issues. There are many unexplained phenomena in the world---and the Bible which sees the whole scope of human history has many parts that people understood in the past which we cannot fully comprehend today. It works the other way, too. Many of the enigmas in the Revelation of St. John are incomprehensible to us, but Christians of the future times to which they refer will understand their import. Research is always necessary; but Faith and Humility must always play a part. 
    

   
   

Monday, July 8, 2019

MANOSPHERE SAP ADMITS IT: THE RED PILL IS A CULT

    Aaron Clarey, who blogs under the name of Captain Capitalism, is a self-described a-hole and follower of such Manosphere luminaries as Dalrock, Vox Day, Rollo Tomassi, Roosh Valizadeh, Matt Forney---all the usual people. Clarey is also a religious apostate---the son of a minister---a not uncommon specimen among a cult which claims to stand for 'traditional values.' 

   So, the Captain has written a thesis titled Why the Red Pill Will Replace Religion. This is, of course, a de facto admission that the Red Pill---as promoted by the Manosphere and their phony philosophy of 'Game'---is nothing but a cult. Clarey posits that a man's life essentially moves in three phases: pursuit of sex, realization that Civilization is a sham, and coming to grips with the reality of death. If he'd paid more attention in Church, he'd have learned that wiser men than himself went that route and ended up writing Scripture like Ecclesiastes to warn young men away from it. 

   Like the Far Left---with whom the Red Pills have more in common than with Conservatives---Clarey doesn't deny the notion of Original Sin, but teaches his followers to embrace it. He states:

   "There is, however, one major difference between the "The Church of the Saint Red Pill" and all other major religions. And it's also the reason why more and more men will replace their traditional religions (if any) with the red pill - practicality. The message of the red pill is infinitely more practical to young men today because it addresses the thing they want the most - women.  Cheapened as you might find this, it is true.  Men, above all other things, want women. It's why the lions share of material you'll hear in the red pill community is about women.  It's why the majority of time, effort, and resources in the red pill is about marriage, dating, sex, and love.  And whereas you can barely get a traditional church congregant to stay awake for a 15 minute sermon about salvation or Christ, you can get thousands of men to fully-tune in for 4 hour podcast extravaganzas on how to get a date with a woman.  It's no shock that while membership in churches are declining, the red pill community is growing exponentially because the message the "red pill religion" conveys addresses the most important issue young (and old) men have in their lives - women."

   How is this any different from Feminist claims that men think with their penises and are incapable of thinking of anything but sex? The only material difference is that the Red Pills hold that stereotype up as a role model whereas Feminists use it to depreciate masculinity. Either way, it reflects a very low opinion of men. The Red Pill, like other cults, tend to attract men with low self-esteem. No man who's confident around women is going to waste 4 hours of his life listening to some PUA on the Internet telling how to think and how to behave.

     "But if there's anything I've learned about humans it is that we need two things in life - vice and religion." he opines, "Take the time to resurface from your consumption of the Red Pill religion to occasionally contemplate traditional religion, even if they are stuck in the dark ages, forcing you to attend a physical church, when Podcast Pastor could make it so much more convenient."

    Here we see that the Red Pill offers vice as virtue. And, in typical cultish fashion, Clarey advises those religiously inclined to turn to the Echo Chamber of the Internet. 'Podcast Pastor' he explains as follows:

   "And it is also no coincidence that I'm a podcaster who came up with the idea of "podcast pastor."  But how I came up with the idea of podcast pastor was NOT having the epiphany that the internet has obsoleted traditional means by which to convey information, and I could profit off of it by turning churches digital.  It was realizing instead that the "Red Pill" community operated nearly identically to a church, and in a sense I already had a congregation.  It would merely be applying the same skills I learned having an online presence to that of a digital church. For example, like a church I have a "congregation."  You can call them "readers," "subscribers," "listeners," "followers," "fans," etc., but the thousands of people who tune in regularly to my podcasts or read my posts effectively form a congregation.  And other online personalities or "Red Pill Pastors" have their own congregations.  Rich CooperTerrence PoppRooshRollo TomassiDonovan Sharpe, all have "congregations" unto themselves, congregants who tune in regularly to hear their message." (N.B., the portion that we put in bold type). 

   Readers of blogs are not a congregation any more than a popular author of pulp fiction has a congregation among those who buy his books. The only authors who ever made such claims were cult leaders themselves, like L. Ron Hubbard. People don't form religious congregations to be entertained or informed as bloggers' or vloggers' audiences do. They congregate to learn (or be reminded of) their duties to God and to their fellow-man. But Clarey doesn't mince words that is in fact the Red Pills' very objective when he says: "You are introduced to truth through the red pill. This requires a (roughly) decade-long journey undoing all the lies and propaganda you've been fed to simply get back to square one, and reorganize your life so you make the most of the remainder of your life on this planet.  Your decisions are based in truth and reality, they become more effective, and you start to have success in life." Can there be any clearer admission that the Red Pill is a cult than this?

   It's difficult to argue that the Red Pill is a 'truth leading to success in life' when so many of its adherents have come to very bad ends. Red Pills are notorious for being thrown off the Internet, losing their jobs, getting thrown in jail, being held up to public ridicule: generally just being failures. This is evidently true of Clarey himself whose 'highly successful Youtube podcasts' generate less income on average than a welfare recipient in most states. Even many on the Alt-Right are disgusted with his incompetence as an author; I can't imagine that his Consulting business is in very high demand with these drawbacks. In short, Captain Capitalism is just another Internet blowhard who's trying to make himself important and significant by tearing down things like Religion, Tradition and Civilization. This is another characteristic of cults: they only tear down established beliefs but can build nothing on their own. 

   We on the Right need to be wary of these poseurs. No matter how they disguise themselves they are wolves in sheep's clothing, ever ready to sacrifice any cause for their own gain.



   
    

Sunday, July 7, 2019

DEEP STATE CRETIN JEFFREY EPSTEIN ARRESTED

   Wow---when we predicted less than a week ago that the DOJ Steamroller was about to come down a few American 'Elites' in a White Slavery crackdown, we had no idea it would happen this soon. It's now been confirmed, however, that one of the most hitherto-untouchable figures in that web is in jail in New York City and will appear before a Federal Judge on Monday to face unspecified charges. 

  According to The Daily Beast---admittedly not among the most reliable news sources---claimed that these charges are both related to sex-trafficking of minors. That's probably fairly close to the truth; but we'll have more details tomorrow when the indictment is actually unsealed.

   Epstein is a Wall Street Robber Baron who raked in billions during the 1980s and 1990s with shady hedge-fund schemes. He also was a notorious tax dodger. He has moved among the American 'Elite' for some time. His known associates include Former President Clinton---who has traveled with Epstein on his private jet more than two dozen times---and several Hollywood figures, members of the degenerate British Royalty, and leading fake-news purveyors like George Stepanopoulous and Katie Couric. 

  President Trump also knew Jeffrey Epstein; and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta---then a federal prosecutor---tried unsuccessfully to shut down Epstein's operations about a decade ago. The Corporate Media undoubtedly is going to try and concoct some fake scandal involving Trump---though why logically Trump would indict someone who could implicate him in criminal activity is something they won't explain. Nor will they explain why Clinton and Obama never reined in Epstein although they were fully aware of his activities. The reason is quite clear: Epstein has been a major donor to leading Democrats for quite some time now. Even the pro-Elite New York Intelligencer was forced to confess today that:

    "You should also check out New York Magazine’s contemporary reporting on the investigation into Epstein.Although, be advised: Reading about Jeffrey Epstein for longer than 45 minutes may lead one to conclude that 4-chan posts about “Pizzagate” paint a more accurate picture of the American ruling class than, say, all those uplifting speeches at John McCain’s funeral."

  The fact is that Trump banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago for life after Epstein allegedly tried to force the teenage daughter of one of the guests during a party. Federal investigators have seized all of Epstein's flight logs to his private island, and Trump (unlike Bill Clinton) isn't listed in any of them. But don't expect the Media to mention any of these minor details. 

  We'll know more tomorrow after the Indictment is unsealed: but we'll wager in the meantime that a lot of the self-appointed American 'Elite' are going to be making a number of sudden 'vacations' out of the country within the next few days.

   

Saturday, July 6, 2019

'BOUNDING INTO COMICS'---THE AROMA OF THE SHILL

   Not surprisingly, less than 48 hours after Vox Day announced his newest grandiose project of a foray into film, his abject toadies at the Bounding Into Comics site dashed off an article filled with effusive praise for the upcoming project. John F. Trent, the CEO of Bounding Into Comics, never passes up an opportunity to give his approval to any enterprise with which Vox Day is connected. 

  Now, while looking over Bounding Into Comics today, we struck with an interesting disclaimer posted at the bottom of the site. It reads: "Some of the organizations with products on our site may pay us a referral fee or affiliate commission when you click to apply for those products."

   This is especially interesting when one observes that Bounding Into Comics reports over $5 million in annual revenues and doesn't seem to have much in the way of actual product it generates on its own website. While there's nothing illegal in any of this, it does make one wonder just how 'independent' Bounding Into Comics' opinions and reviews actually are. Especially after hiring a large advertiser facilitating firm in 2017 to beef up their financially influential connections.

  "Before joining Intermarkets, Bounding Into Comics had neither a proactive growth or monetization strategy. Within a month of joining Intermarkets’ Portfolio, users on boundingintocomics.com increased 350 percent. As a result, Bounding Into Comics has been able to focus on expanding both their publishing and editorial team, as well as seeing a steady increase in revenues."

   Thus it doesn't appear that Bounding Into Comics is quite the 'grassroots' organization it portrays itself to be. Intermarkets Media is led by one Kevin Lucido---a rather shady individual who also heads Aurora Media Inc. Lucido, like many Red Pills, seems to have a penchant for launching frivolous lawsuits against his enemies. What's even more interesting though, is that Aurora Media and Bounding Into Comics not only are located in the same city, they share the same business address. This address is 1818 Library Street in Reston, Virginia. And guess what's really at this address?



   Where have we seen this kind of thing happening before? But more suspicious than simply sharing a blind address with Kevin Lucido, we have to ask exactly what the relationship between Bounding Into Comics and Aurora Media really is. John Trent has published articles in Tell Me Now and The Political Insider---both of which are subsidiaries of Aurora Media. Incidentally, here's a specimen of the level of reporting at these publications:

     
    Trent was a huge supporter of Gamergate and has been a leader in the so-called Comicsgate movement along with Vox Day. Now is it any coincidence that Trent hooked up with Lucido in 2017, right after Comicsgate launched? Because another Lucido owned business is Sports: Unstoppable---an online gaming site. 

   To reiterate: there's nothing (apparently) illegal in any of Trent's or Lucido's, or Vox Day's dealings here. But it all looks mighty queer and something that a legitimate enterprise would prudently avoid. 

  

Thursday, July 4, 2019

AYN RAND AND ATLAS SHRUGGED

   Today is Independence Day, and we could all use a break from discussing political criminals, dope and sex rings, and cults for a time. I thought that today would a good day to bring up a theory I've had recently about the late authoress Ayn Rand and her epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. 

   Personally, I'm not an Objectivist nor a Randian; but I've always enjoyed Ayn Rand's novels. She captured human psychology in a brilliant way. And as long time readers also know, I like classic films. In fact, we used to do a weekly review of vintage films and TV series and we're considering bringing it back, BTW.

  How these two subjects connect is here. Ayn Rand worked in Hollywood during its glory days. On January 1st, 1930 the first full-sound serial was released by a small production studio called the Hollywood Pictures Corporation. The serial was titled The Voice from the Sky. For many years, the serial was believed lost, and some film historians questioned whether or not it even ever existed. It had a very limited run and didn't serve all parts of the U.S. 

  However, the serial was recently rediscovered and at last report was in the process of restoration. After seeing a few clips and reading a synopsis of the story, I theorized that The Voice from the Sky was the inspiration for Atlas Shrugged.

   Basically the plot of The Voice from the Sky was this: a mad scientist operating out of a secret base in a hidden valley develops a transmitter which overrides the world's radio signals and issues an ultimatum. He claims to possess a type of ray which can shut down all the motors of the world and grind industry to a halt. Secret Agent Jack Deering is dispatched to ferret out the base before the madman delivers on his threat. There is also an interesting character in disguise called The Man From Nowhere (c.f. 'Who is John Galt?) who weaves in and out of the film.

  So what do the Randians among our readers think? There certainly are a lot of parallels between the serial and Ayn Rand's epic. Feel free to write your thoughts in the comments.