Category Archive 'Larry Correia'
06 Nov 2020
Larry Correia writes:
Letâ€™s go back a bit to before election day to see why people would be suspicious that the game has been rigged.
Most of the mainstream polls were utter garbage, off by what I believe to be the largest amounts ever in all of American history. Of course, this thing that surely demoralized the right and helped the left raise funds was just an innocent sampling error rather than a purposeful sampling biasâ€¦ uh huh.
Then in the weeks leading up to the election, Big Tech and the media had a concentrated censorship effort to stop what was probably the juiciest October Surprise in modern history. But them silencing major newspapers and US Senators was just a mistake in their innocent efforts to â€œfact checkâ€.
Then on election day, states like Florida that were obviously swinging hard for Trump with no possible mathematical way for Biden to come back, the news wouldnâ€™t call for Trump. States where it was still clearly up in the air just based on even the most cursory of statistical analysis (Arizona) they called for Biden ASAP. But that was just innocent mistakes, and not an attempt to set the narrative of inevitable Biden victory by major media.
When Trump pulled ahead in the midwestern swing states by what were starting to appear to be insurmountable amounts, they suddenly threw the brakes on the counts. (my favorite part of this was when it looked like Trump was going to win, the Chinese Yaun crashed, which is pretty telling about just how shitty a candidate Joe Biden is) Okay, suddenly stopping all those counts seemed a little weird, but most of America went to bed thinking that this was a close race, with Trump in the lead in the EC.
Then we woke up in the morning, and everybody saw the 538 graphs showing a massive middle of the night spike for Joe Biden, with almost zilch in corresponding votes for Trump.
Now, one of those got walked back as â€œtypoâ€. (again, funny how all these â€œmistakesâ€ keep going in one direction) but the damage was already done, and all of a sudden most of America was paying a whole lot more attention to places like Wisconsin and Michigan than we usually do. Thatâ€™s how flags work. And it turned out that single six figure typo was only one of many statistically improbable Biden vote dumps to come.
Now, all of my liberal acquaintances were quick to dismiss these, with some gas lighting about how it was just deep blue inner cities votes coming in, and of obviously theyâ€™re going to vote for Joe Bidenâ€¦ Except that is them deliberately missing the point. It isnâ€™t that Biden won those, it is that he won them with statistically improbable amounts.
I donâ€™t know what the current numbers are now, but as of yesterday morning the Wisconsin Midnight Mystery Dump was something like 98.4% for Joe Biden. Thatâ€™s better than the bluest of blue cities manage. Thatâ€™s better than Biden did in DC. I saw one 28k dump yesterday (I want to say it was 538 talking about PA) that was listed as ALL for Biden. Thatâ€™s basically statistically impossible.
In a small populace, you can get 100% of the vote. However the larger the sample, the more likely there will be dissenting votes. Even in the bluest of blue areas or reddest of red areas, somebody is going to be a cranky dissident, or an old person is going to fill in the wrong circle. When you get into the hundreds or thousands yet maintain that kind of perfect ratio, basically impossible.
Plus we are supposed to believe that Joe Biden, the guy barely campaigned, who got like 12 sad looking people to his rallies, was more popular than Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama? This election was just that much more special? Uh huhâ€¦ Except that these few battleground state blue cities vote ratios donâ€™t match up with other blue cities around America, where it appears Trumpâ€™s support among every demographic group other than white males went UP.
Then people were quick to dismiss these statistically improbable spikes with â€œof course the mail in voting favors Biden, republicans vote in person.â€ Yes, but they donâ€™t favor Biden with these kind of ratios anywhere else in America. The ratios are more like 60-40 or 70-30. But 97-3? Oh fuck no. So either Biden is a better campaigner to the inner cities (though he rarely left his basement) than the eloquent messianic figure of Barack Obama, or thereâ€™s something fishy going on here.
Now, as a suspicious auditor type who spent a lot of hours looking for fuckery in complex systems, my gut tells me fake ballots were getting dumped into the system to make up the difference. And oh look, here is a giant pile of red flags indicating thatâ€™s the case.
28 Sep 2020
Monster Hunter Nation:
The more complicated the regulatory burden, the more smaller companies canâ€™t compete. Make the laws complicated enough and the only companies that stay in business are the ones who can afford to pay for twenty guys like me. (my last regular accounting job paid extremely well, and nearly everything I did was jump through government mandated hoops, filling out government mandated paperwork which nobody in the government would probably ever read)
Trump has those resources. I bet heâ€™s got a room full of accountants, and their leader is probably a grizzled old CPA with an eye patch and a raven who sits on his shoulder. The raven also has an eye patch and an accounting degree. This man has wrestled bears, and heâ€™s going to take advantage of every tax break in the US Code for his client, and do so gleefully, knowing that many of those laws were signed by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
On the other side, you know damned good and well that the IRS has sent their most fearsome auditor against him. This man sold his soul to the devil, and then fined the devil for failing to list that soul as a depreciable asset. When he shows up to audit your company, he appears a flash of fire and brimstone, as a Finnish death metal band plays his theme song. He is an auditor bereft of mercy, compassion, or pity, and beneath his leathery wings serve a legion of IRS goblins, who will crawl into every nook and cranny of the Trump Corporationâ€™s P&L looking for errors, and if a mouse so much as shits a turd large enough to unbalance that ledger, there will be hell to pay.â€
HT: Karen L. Myers.
24 Nov 2018
Sci Fi novelist Larry Correia takes on Congressman Eric Swalwell’s contention that the Second Amendment is obsolete as a defense against the federal government.
Last week a congressman embarrassed himself on Twitter. He got into a debate about gun control, suggested a mandatory buybackâ€”which is basically confiscation with a happy face sticker on itâ€”and when someone told him that they would resist, he said resistance was futile because the government has nukes.
And everybody was like, wait, what?
Of course the congressman is now saying that using nuclear weapons on American gun owners was an exaggeration, he just wanted to rhetorically demonstrate that the all-powerful government could crush us peasants like bugs, they hold our pathetic lives in their iron hand, and heâ€™d never ever advocate for the use of nuclear weapons on American soil (that would be bad for the environment!), and instead he merely wants to send a SWAT team to your house to shoot you in the face if you donâ€™t comply. …
First, letâ€™s talk about the basic premise that an irregular force primarily armed with rifles would be helpless against a powerful army that has things like drones and attack helicopters.
This is a deeply ironic argument to make, considering that the most technologically advanced military coalition in history has spent the better part of the last two decades fighting goat herders with AKs in Afghanistan and Iraq. Seriously, itâ€™s like you guys only pay attention to American casualties when thereâ€™s a republican in office and an election coming up.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama launched over five hundred drone strikes during his eight years in office. Weâ€™ve used Apaches (thatâ€™s the scary looking helicopter in the picture for my peacenik liberal friends), smart bombs, tanks, I donâ€™t know how many thousand s of raids on houses and compounds, all the stuff that the lefty memes say theyâ€™re willing to do to crush the gun nut right, and weâ€™ve spent something like 6 trillion dollars on the global war on terror so far.
And yet theyâ€™re still fighting.
So yes, groups of irregular locals can be a real pain in the ass to a technologically superior military force. Thatâ€™s pretty obvious.
Now here is the interesting part. Best estimates are that any given time in Iraq weâ€™ve been fighting about 20,000 insurgents at most. …
Okay, so letâ€™s say Congressman Swalwell gets his wish, and the government says turn them in or else. And even though the government has become tyrannical enough to send SWAT teams door to door and threaten citizens with drones and attack helicopters, rather than half the states saying fuck you, this means Civil War 2, instead weâ€™ll stick to the rosiest of all possible outcomes, and say that most gun owners comply.
In fact, letâ€™s be super kind. Rather than a realistic number, like half or a third of those people getting really, really pissed off and hoisting the black flag, letâ€™s say that 99% of them decide to totally put all their faith into the government, and that the all-powerful entity which just threatened to kill their entire family will never ever turn tyrannical from now on, pinky swear, so what do they have to lose? And a whopping 90% of gun owners go along peacefully.
That means you are only dealing with six and a half MILLION insurgents. The entire active US military is about 1.3 million, with about 800,000 reserve. Which is also assuming that those two Venn diagrams donâ€™t overlap, which is just plain idiotic, but Iâ€™ll get to that too.
Letâ€™s be super generous. Iâ€™m talking absurdly generous, and say that a full 99% of US gun owners say wonâ€™t somebody think of the children and all hold hands and sing kumbaya, so that then you are only dealing with the angriest, listless malcontents who hate progressâ€¦ These are those crazy, knuckle dragging bastards who you will have to put in the ground.
And there are 650,000 of them.
To put that into perspective, we were fighting 22,000 insurgents in Iraq, a country which would fit comfortably inside Texas with plenty of room to spare. This would be almost 30 times as many fighters, spread across 22 times the area.
And that estimated number is pathetically, laughably low.
18 May 2018
Joe Long discusses the latest major outbreak of SJW tyranny in Nerdland.
The classic Marxists of the 20th century wanted to bring the entire world under Communist domination. The new Millenniumâ€™s heirs to that movement on the progressive Left are more ambitious: They strive to dominate all the worldsâ€”even the ones that exist only in your imagination. Perhaps especially those.
Using strategies reminiscent of campus crybullies, Leftist activists increasingly are trying to empower literary and hobby Thought Police, and to force every sector of our culture to ostracize non-radicals and wrong-thinkers. This weekâ€™s successful fascist psy-op was launched against Larry Correia, a best-selling science-fiction and fantasy author. Correia, an avid wargamer as well as a genre celebrity, was disinvited from a tabletop gaming convention at which heâ€™d been listed as a featured guest.
Yes, you read that correctly. Ohioâ€™s venerable â€œOrigins Game Fairâ€â€”where â€œgrognardsâ€ and other varieties of tabletop gaming fan congregate, to roll oddly shaped dice and move miniature tanks or tiny, carefully-painted orcs across the hexagonally-delineated maps of imaginary battlefieldsâ€”the gaming convention has withdrawn the invitation to its prominent, popular guest of honor, because of a campaign of Social Justice Warrior complaints.
The fairâ€™s executive director, John Ward, condescendingly Leftsplained that counterrevolutionary thought must be suppressed, and that proponents of such thoughts must obviously be exiled from society.
OK, thatâ€™s my paraphrase. Itâ€™s close enough, though. Unironically employing language reminiscent of compliant totalitarian functionaries across time and, perhaps, dimensions, Ward explained, â€œâ€¦when [Correia] was recommended I was unaware of some personal views that are specifically unaligned with the philosophy of our show and our organization. I want to thank those of you that brought this error to our attention. Origins is an inclusive and family friendly event . . . â€ …
Not only did Ward create a standard that â€œpersonal viewsâ€ (or alleged personal views) of presenters must share an alignment (presumably â€œlawful evilâ€) with the show and organization, he actually thanked the informants who detected Correiaâ€™s badthink before it could infect his event.
What were the â€œpersonal views?â€ They were never specified. Weâ€™re left to derive them from Correiaâ€™s work, as the helpful informants did. (Correia offered his own gracious rejoinder on his website: â€œFor me personally, meh. I go to enough events. Iâ€™ll just do something else fun that weekend.â€)
Correiaâ€™s most popular series of novels, Monster Hunter International, is a gunslinging, tongue-in-cheek fantasy action-adventure, set in a modern world secretly menaced by legions of B-movie monsters. The heroes are private contractors, in the entrepreneurial mode of the original â€œGhostbustersâ€ (the ones who were male, and funny) but with a far better arsenal. This ragtag band combats the monster menace while navigating an obstructive Federal bureaucracy to collect generous bounties. Correiaâ€™s cast features members of several races, a few species (some of them imaginary), and every existing sex (both of them real). However, his female, African-American and other assorted protagonists all love gunsâ€”and they all respect, whether or not they share, traditional religious beliefs.
Baptists, conservative Jews, the anti-monster detachment of the Popeâ€™s Swiss Guards, and Correiaâ€™s Mormon co-religionists all make positive appearances in Correiaâ€™s novels. And folks tolerantâ€”or celebratoryâ€”of guns and religion, show up, too. These facts about these fictional people apparently forfeit all intersectionality points!
Correiaâ€™s Monster Control Bureau, which is featured in that series, deserves special mention. The fictional MCB is a secretive, ruthless government organization which manipulates the media; enforces irrational and counterproductive regulations; has sincere, patriotic agents at street-level but suffers from high-level corruption, and (spoiler alert!) just might have elements colluding with the monsters. (All this long before the Muller probe!)
No perusal of Correiaâ€™s works reveals misogyny, racism, or any legitimate reason for resentment by his non-readers, who can easily find works tailored to their â€œsocial justiceâ€ tastes. However, if nonprogressivism is a crime, Correiaâ€™s surely guilty. After all, other works by the author, include fantastical alternate history series in which FDR is an antagonist of the heroes, and his farcical The Adventures of Tom Stranger: Interdimensional Insurance Agent audiobooks are unapologetic right-wing political humor. His strongly-expressed views on politics in the science-fiction publishing world have also frequently sparked reactions and melodramatic overreactions; the disinvitation from Origins is only the most recent Correian War within the world of fandom.
This only intensifies the loyalty of his many fans, however, who have responded to the latest high-handed progressive buffoonery with fury.
Larry Correia’s response to being disinvited:
For the record, Iâ€™m not any of the things they accuse me of. Despite writing a whole bunch of books, and a ton of political articles, and all of my many personal interactions with fans (Iâ€™ve done up to 15 cons and events in one year), none of these people can ever find any actual examples of me being sexist, racist, or homophobic (and the Guardian looked hard and still came up with nothing).
Thatâ€™s because in reality, Iâ€™m a libertarian who does not give a shit who you are, or what you do, and it is none of my business, as long as you stay off my lawn.
This time they kept calling me a â€œrape apologistâ€. They dug up that classic that John Scalzi created about me several years ago. Itâ€™s total nonsense. I spent many years teaching self defense to women, and Iâ€™m all in favor of every rape attempt ending with the rapist receiving a couple hollow points to the chest. But that just goes to show the power of lies, rumor, and narrative.
So years later, complete strangers come out of the woodwork to talk about how evil I am. Yeahâ€¦ That does get tiresome. It is wearying.
Iâ€™m really sorry for any fans who were planning on seeing me at Origins. Hopefully Iâ€™ll get to meet you at some other event.
John Ringo had some good suggestions for other potentially-targeted SF-authors on FB:
So Larry Correia’s invite as GOH to Origins got rescinded because he’s ‘racist’, ‘homophobe’, ‘has sex with manatees’ etc.
This is a strong suggestion to any decent author, especially all Baen authors.
If invited to a con, especially as a ‘special guest’, require the following in your contract:
Pre-paid travel. (Non-refundable, reserved for your use and one guest.)
Pre-paid room. (Non-refundable, reserved for your use and one guest.)
A cash guarantee of non-cancellation on their part.
Show them links to what happened to myself and Larry.
If they cave to the SJW mobs, make it cost them.
If they refuse, they’re probably setting you up. (This, very much, looked like a set-up to boost visibility. ConCarolinas is slightly different.) Tell them that based upon recent history you have to assume they’re setting you up if they have issues with such basic items and ask them not to contact you again.
Any convention that for any reason plays this game of ‘we have to rescind your invitation’ (Origins, ConCarolinas, ArchCon) refuse to attend and ask other authors to refuse to attend. Not for any reason. Not because it’s ‘local’, not because it’s ‘convenient’. Not because ‘I’ve always gone to X con!’
Start choking them off of the revenue stream created by our attendance.
Just. Say. No.
As authors, we really don’t need conventions anymore. You get more sales through posts online and engaging in social media (for as long as Twitter and Facebook will allows us to do so) than going to all the conventions in the world. The cons are mostly for your fans and if the cons want to play this game, the fans need to make it clear they’re not going.
The exceptions to this are LibertyCon and Dragon Con. They’re both professionally run cons run by professional people who don’t play the SJW game. They’re TRULY apolitical. ( FenCon Convention seems to still be playing it down the middle as well.)
With every other convention, assume you’re being set-up at this point and don’t be played for a sucker.
Oh, yeah, and as fans and lovers of liberty, never, ever attend Origins again if you ever have. Or ConCarolinas. (Sorry, Jada.) Or ArchCon. Or WorldCon.
We need a list. They never will be missed. No they never will be missed.
This has to stop and it won’t until we take a stand. For those of you reading this who are ‘liberals’, please look at the history of how this is going and wonder how long it will take for YOU to end up against the wall. Think they’re going to stop with me and Larry? Think again.
Boycott, divest, sanction.
It’s time to strike back. We don’t need cons. Cons need us. Time for them to figure that out.
19 Feb 2018
Fits in the pocket just fine.
Larry Correia differs from most people talking about the Parkland High School shootings in that he actually knows something about guns.
Hear me out. The single best way to respond to a mass shooter is with an immediate, violent response. The vast majority of the time, as soon as a mass shooter meets serious resistance, it bursts their fantasy world bubble. Then they kill themselves or surrender. This has happened over and over again.
Police are awesome. I love working with cops. However any honest cop will tell you that when seconds count they are only minutes away. After Colombine law enforcement changed their methods in dealing with active shooters. It used to be that you took up a perimeter and waited for overwhelming force before going in. Now usually as soon as you have two officers on scene you go in to confront the shooter (often one in rural areas or if help is going to take another minute, because there are a lot of very sound tactical reasons for using two, mostly because your success/survival rates jump dramatically when you put two guys through a door at once. The shooterâ€™s brain takes a moment to decide between targets). The reason they go fast is because they know that every second counts. The longer the shooter has to operate, the more innocents die.
However, cops canâ€™t be everywhere. There are at best only a couple hundred thousand on duty at any given time patrolling the entire country. Excellent response time is in the three-five minute range. Weâ€™ve seen what bad guys can do in three minutes, but sometimes it is far worse. They simply canâ€™t teleport. So in some cases that means the bad guys can have ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes to do horrible things with nobody effectively fighting back.
So if we canâ€™t have cops there, what can we do?
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.
The teachers are there already. The school staff is there already. Their reaction time is measured in seconds, not minutes. They can serve as your immediate violent response.
HT: Gail Goodman.
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