The Red Cross is putting out some strange PSA ads. A dry-voiced feminist recites "I don't talk like you, I don't dress like you, I don't go to your church, .... but I will help you." Who is this appeal aimed at? Other feminists? Academic multiculturalists? It certainly isn't aimed at traditional-minded Americans, or males of any stripe. I lost all faith in the Red Cross two days after 9/11 anyway. On 9/12 I gave a substantial contribution, then the next day the local chapter REFUSED a contribution from a local rifle range (gun club), because the club had put a picture of Osama on its paper targets. It was too late to stop my check, but I'll never give another penny to this pro-terrorist organization.I'm still saying and thinking the same things about cultural matters ... much more forcefully now as the satanic side has become infinitely more lethal and tyrannical ... but my attitude toward "pro-terrorist" has flipped. In 2007 I began to see behind the curtain of the stings and Lusitanias. Now I wouldn't call Red Cross "pro-terrorist" because I don't think the word "terrorist" has any meaning. But I still won't donate, for pretty much the same reason. The Red Cross was refusing to accept a contribution from normal people who were trying to defend their country against a threat that looked goddamned real at the time. Red Cross only wants cooooooooooooooool fashionable commie donations. They sure as fuck don't want mine, and they sure as fuck won't get it. Graphically a lot has changed. Polistra and friends have mostly moved away from the Mill into this bungalow-court neighborhood. I still use the Mill scene for a few purposes, but most of the activity is in the Homettes. For what it's worth, a good example of my pre-flip thinking is here. I consider this sequence and this sequence to be the best of post-flip thinking. And finally, the flag tells you which side I'm on now.
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.