Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state's gay marriage ban filed an emergency motion Saturday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the weddings being performed in San Francisco.Too late, folks. You're operating within the quaint old-fashioned definition of "law", which no longer holds. You're trying to gain votes, trying to get judges to follow the law. Won't work. Since 1968 in culture and academia, and since 1989 in the DC "government", law is gone. Kaput. Expired. Deceased. Ex. Voting is irrelevant, petitions are irrelevant. Why? Because the people who could assist civilization, the people who could respond rationally to your votes and petitions, the candidates who could offer a serious non-Satan alternative, are no longer there. And why are they absent? Because SatanGoldman's forces have not been using cute little non-functional symbols like votes and petitions. SatanGoldman's minions have been using blackmail and extortion, which actually work. At every level from city councils to state legislatures to Congress, every supporter of civilization has been under cultural pressure from the media, and under direct criminal pressure (death threats) from SatanGoldman's activists. Anyone who dares to speak truth on ANY issue is relentlessly slammed, oppo-researched, blackmailed, "exposed", and honeytrapped. When those subtle methods fail, SatanGoldman runs violent mobs to halt civilization in its tracks. See Turkey, Egypt, Texas for immediate examples. Net result: The most effective speakers for life and sanity are permanently removed from all power and credibility. Lower-level workers see what happens to the big folks, and either leave or shut the fuck up. Face it. The conversation has been transformed a long time ago. I remember one of my OSR neighbors in 1969. Shotgun Washington was a jive-ass spade, armed robber by profession. Shotgun liked to say true things, a rare quality among both criminal and non-criminal types. After pointing out a plain and simple truth, Shotgun would say "Conversation Closed, mofo. Conversation Closed." And that's the plain-truth meaning of Conversation Transformed.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.