Preventively Answered Questions on my Bfme2 mod, “Empire of the East”

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Empire of the East – see ‘Easterlings’ on Tolkien Gateway.

Yep, another update about my mod for the old RTS game Battle for Middle-earth 2.

What up!? Because with me I am someone who happens to be working on a mod for this real-time strategy game that I grew up with since 2006 when I was twelve. However, before I preventively answer questions that I can imagine people asking me, I must teach a brief history with my relations with this game.

Basically, where to begin, I ask myself? Hm, how about this! I first stumbled upon Battle for Middle-earth 2 as a real time strategy game with genuine Lord of the Rings licensing, both movie wise and book wise. Frankly, the advertising made it look to me like it was basically the Tolkien version of a Historical Fiction strategy battle video game that came out the same year with similar gameplay style in mind, “Medieval 2 Total War“. However, when I dug into it Bfme2 as its normal self, no mods, Bfme2 turned out nothing like it. Instead, I got a wishy washy Real Time Impulsivity game, as I call it’s gameplay style. Because firstly, why is it that I need to worry about 10 knights using swords to tear down a farm that’s made of solid iron in 7 seconds? Yeah, this was the number one frustration source for me, the insanely weak everything.

But then I came across many mods, my favorite so far being the Special Extended Edition, the playable version of which ATM is beta 4.5, being the platinum beauty of this time.

Time for the PAQ!

  1. Will this be a re-mod of Special Extended Edition beta 4.5?
    • Only if the SEE team allows me to make ‘Empire of the East’ a re-mod of this kind.
  2. Why the name ‘Empire of the East?’
    • Because my very first social media site joining was in 2008 to the social media site ‘Revora Forums’ under the username ‘Emperor of the East’, nine years later I finally figured out that’s the name to base my mod’s name on!
  3. Will there be a Rise of the Witch-King version of this mod?
    • For those who do not know, Rise of the Witch King is a Bfme2 expansion pack that tweaks a few things about Bfme2 to make it slightly better.
    • In answer to this question, if I am able to get Parallels with Windows 7 Ultimate onto my MacBook Pro before starting my online courses from Manchester Community College, then yes there will be a RotWK version.
  4. What will the factions be for this mod, linked to the Tolkien Gateway pages for the factions they’re based on?
  5. Any other factions besides the ten listed right above?
    • Nope
  6. Is ‘Empire of the East’ borrowing any visual aesthetics from the ‘The Hobbit’ movie trilogy on top of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy?
    • Yes
  7. What if you are not able to do new models or new textures as good as some longer-standing peer of yours at T3A?
    • I will ask the permission of whoever to recycle whatever and even promise to credit the exact modeler or texture-doer or whoever.
  8. When do you think you will release Empire of the East out to the world and where?
    • My 25th birthday which will be May 6th of 2019, and I will upload it to this very blog, under the ‘One Mythos to Rule them All’ folder, and link to it all over ModDB and all over T3A too.
    • As for whether this mod will have its own site within the ModDB site like longer-standing mods do, the answer is simply Yes.

That’s all for now

Thanks for the read!

~KSP Perkins

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Why the Alt Right is Just As Evil as the SJW Left

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Loving my country more than any other does not make me a nationalist. I despise any and all nationalisms. And the Alt Right is cancer because of its nationalism.

Here is my individual case AGAINST the Alternative Right

First off, who is the Alt Right? Basically, they are an identity politics bulls–t movement who thrives on fighting Leftism-induced hate… with just other hate. Basically, while the Social Justice Warrior left thrives on bigotry toward everyone who is straight, white, male and/or Christian, the Alt Right thrives on bigotry toward everyone who is not all four of these things. Trust me, this is the second most objective and neutral analysis you will find on the entire internet, only Austin Petersen’s analysis of the Alt Right is better than mine. But that’s just me, I will let you decide which of us two is doing a better job analyzing.

Exhibit A} The Alt Right is copy and paste SJWs when it comes to Fear Mongering

While the Social Justice left fear mongers as an excuse to walk back freedom of expression and freedom of religion, the Alt Right fear mongers as an excuse to walk back freedom of movement and laissez-faire economics. Like, let’s compare my reaction to the refugee crisis Europe is having with Syrian refugees to the Alt Right reaction. My reaction to the Syrian Refugee crisis in Europe at first was to suspect the crisis was sponsored by Saudi Arabia and its fellow fully Sharia based theocracies. But then when I realized I could not prove that, I changed my view on the issue to something like this.

  • The refugees were not vetted properly.

But what has not changed is my principle regarding immigration.

  • We need totally Open immigration with a vetting system that consists only of an English class and a Civics class.

But what about the Alt Right? Yeah, they fear mongered over it to support building walls along national borders, to oppose the individual right to freedom of movement, to support the vile trash that causes a callous disregard for individualism. Of course that trash is nationalism.

Exhibit B} All the Alt Right cares about is money and cults of personality

While there are no Democrats more engaged in confirmation bias and in putting party before principle than the Social Justice left, there’s also no Republicans more engaged in these behaviors than the Alternative Right. Frankly, I am much more of an Independent voter than anything else and even I can tell that the evidence for this is staggering.

For if you look at the controversy about Tomi Lahern’s flip flopping on abortion, that’s really the easiest way to pin this allegation of mine against the Alt Right as truth. She for example was only a few months before this flip flop claiming abortion clinics are murderers. Now, she’s going on lefty TV channels to declare Pro-life Righties hypocrites. Like, I don’t consider myself Lefty or Righty but rather ‘Center-Wing’ and even I can spot this as ultra hypocrisy!

Not only this, but also if you look at the kinds of shirts Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all that pile of anthrax we call InfoWars like to market, that alone is evidence that this Alt Right is a cancer on the political Right. Because, the Alt Right is not about being intellectually curious or intellectually honest.

Exhibit C} Populists vs Real People

They are basically just a species of malware called populists, dumbasses who get ahead by faking a ‘wisdom of the crowds’. Plus there are no Alt Righters who can even spell or speak like real people. Sample one is Tomi Lahern claiming she’s Pro-choice because she’s “A Constitutional{ist}”. There’s an ‘ist’ at the end of that label, you f–king moron by the name of Tomi Lahern. And also Alex Jones once went on a rant about ‘Glorious Skydom and the CIA Program’, meaning he is more of a comedy show than an actual person, to me. But once I clam down from my laughter at this empty headed animal, I’m like, “Skydom… that’s not a word”. These Alt Right people are clearly those who actively pursued D’s and F’s in senior year of high school. Meanwhile; Irish, atheist Center-Wing libertarian Independent voter me was all about Honor Roll all year my senior year!

You are not a conservative Republican, and certainly not a libertarian Independent like me; just for hating on progressive Democrats, or picking fights with the terrorist group Antifa, or for fear-mongering against the total freedom of movement! No, no and no! You need an intellectual underpinning in order to qualify into either one of the first two of the 2-word phrases, you need to boycott this cult of personality trash!

Closing Thoughts

These Alt Righters brag about having not read books, which I find disturbing. This is because I read all the printed nonfiction novels I can that are relevant to a free society’s need for a strong military and an alert foreign policy. But also, I actually go out of my way to fact check every claim relevant to science, religion or politics I see or hear using Wikipedia, just as I have done since my early teens when I was debunking creationism and debunking Abstinence Only propaganda. Thanks for reading;

~KSP Perkins

Why Diplomacy With Iran Will Only Make Them Worse To The American People

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Azadi Tower, a monument in Iran, built in 1972.

America was dead on arrival for even considering diplomacy.

Okay, so I stumbled upon this piece of venomous appeasement addict trash. And I really must say, the article, even though I agree that imposing democracy is a provenly mistaken idea, is calling for an even worse answer to Iran. However, I am going to start off by getting the people reading this who don’t know about Iran’s bellicosity to Americans up to speed. Firstly, I am going to break down the history of Islamic Nationalism, starting with little difference there is between it and the German, Italian and Japanese nationalisms of World War Two.

Islamic Nationalists vs European Nationalists

Basically, the only difference between Islamic nationalism vs the nationalisms we fought against during WW2 is that while European and Japanese nationalisms are all racisms, Islamic nationalism is a school of thought among religious fanatics. Other than that, we basically see all the same behaviors inherent to all of nationalism. Reading up on the Laws of War for the sake of breaking them malevolently, running society to be a pile of absolute despotism, fear-mongering for the sake of reducing individual liberty, war-mongering for the sake of demolishing free enterprise, so forth.

How did America defeat European and Japanese Nationalisms in WW2?

Historically, America and other free societies like post-WW1 Britain, for example, have defeated the evils of nationalisms. But how? Frankly, diplomacy and negotiation was never the key to defeating these nationalist movements, all of which wanted to enslave the entire world to despotism. Instead, the solution for a free society to the problem of foreign dictatorships aspiring to force one kind of nationalism or another onto the world, was always war. Not a war of regime change, not a war of conquest, not a war for paternalism, not a war for democracy promotion, certainly not a Cold-War-style war of containment. Rather, a war of annihilation. Allow me to cite examples from history.

When Winston Churchill was the president of Britain, there was a time when he decided he would work bilaterally with America to send a crushing firestorm all over every urban piece of Nazi Germany. In February of 1945, Dresden and all other Nazi occupied big cities and most Nazi occupied small towns, were showered in massive firebombs because, according to Churchill, “The severe, the ruthless bombing of Germany on an ever-increasing scale will not only cripple her war effort… but will create conditions intolerable to the mass of the German population.”

Same action was taken bilaterally between America and the people who are now the Taiwanese, against Japanese nationalism. We worked with… I think I can just call them Taiwan… on totally destroying all big cities and most small towns under General Hideki Tojo’s control, the same way we worked with Britain on against the Nazis.

Okay, how then must America defeat Iran and why?

Firstly I am going to go into why.

Why? Iran wants to impose a sort of religious fanatic theocracy onto every part of the planet, including America. Hence why the enemy ideology we must call by its best known name: Islamic Nationalism. Basically Islamic Nationalists are a politically motivated subset of muslims who want to use arbitrary militarism and despotic imperialism to turn the entire planet into a religious fanatic ball of authoritarian statism. But Iran is not the only one; there is also Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Qatar. The only difference is this ‘team’, if you can even call them a team, sees Iran as wanting the ‘right’ goals in the name of the ‘wrong’ brand of Islamic Nationalism.

Time for how.

How? We basically need to do to Tehran and every Iranian big city what we did to every big city in Nazi Germany, to do so is within our right of self-defense, given Iran’s history of taking Americans hostage. Unarmed, physically and mentally peaceful American civilians who were only there for tourism, diplomacy and/or trade. However, I will not go into any deeper details than that as I do not want to make anything easy for these enemies to dance around. Any deeper detail I think is best kept secret between the United States military and its fellow free enterprise country militaries, frankly.

Closing Ramble

Okay, so now you know how I feel towards the issue of Iran’s bellicosity toward us. But I need to answer one more potential question before I sign off. “What do we do after victory against the enemy?” Well, my answer is also based directly on what we did to keep nationalisms defeated forever in Germany and Japan and Italy post-WW2. Leave a few thousand US troops behind, after drafting a constitution for each of these currently Islamic Nationalist regimes, after we defeat them. These constitutions need to be based directly on the principles and ideology of minarchism. Lastly, we will need to be overseeing these for about 50 years before they fully become free societies, just as was the case with Germany, Italy and Japan.

Thanks for reading this, my visitors!

~KSP Perkins

The Best Libertarian Demography Report On the Entire Internet!

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What you pollin’!?

Thank you Reuters and Pew for the numbers I use for this report!

So refreshing to see that I am not alone in what I believe or in who I am! Basically, I am putting up polling data from Reuters Polling and from Pew Research Center for this. And my goal with this poll is to highlight how many people are in the liberty movement and also what the percentages mean when applied to the multi-digit numbers of people.

How many people in the liberty movement at present?

Basically using this widget and this report and this page, it is clear there are currently 81 million libertarians in America, including 42 million registered voters.

What are the beliefs in the liberty movement?

On this page, it’s heavily agreed among libertarians that there are very few services government can competently provide [66 million people inc {including} 34 million voters]. Plus, it’s heavily agreed that the 83% of American commoners who engage in charity are who is to do social safety net & not government [69 million folks inc 36 million voters].

I believe every businessman and every laborer should keep all the fruit of her work, making me one of 67 million folks inc 35 million voters.

We believe that LGBT people should be treated exactly as straight people are treated, or rather 58 million of us do, inc 30 million of those of us who vote.

I also say the best way for the EPA to help the environment is to return to its founding role of basing its rules on science facts and not on marxist theology. 64 million libertarians inc 33 million voters agree with me.

Also, 66 million of us inc 34 million voters, are right there with me in erring on the side of privacy whenever privacy and security conflict with each other.

Any controversies in liberty movement?

Yes, but almost all of them are foreign policy ones. First of these is how I am one of 39 million libertarians inc 20 million voters who believe, as JFK did, in Peace Through Strength, while 27 million inc 14 million voters who prefer Strength Through Peace. These are the same numbers for how many of us believe militarily demolishing the countries who are known to sponsor terrorism is the best way to defeat terrorism.

As for American activity in world affairs, my opinion is the less popular one. I’m one of 35 million inc 18 million voters who believe America is best off being active in global matters. 44 million of my fellow libertarians inc 23 million voters. And then when it comes to Blaming America First, I’m one of 38 million inc 20 million voters who accept it’s immoral to blame America ever. Disturbingly, 37 million inc 19 million of my own are America-haters who blame America for everything bad about the world around it.

Unilateralism vs Multilateralism is roughly as big a controversy in libertarian circles, 39 million inc 20 million voters prefer multilateralism. As for me I am one of the 36 million inc 19 million voters who prefer going unilateral.

Bizarrely to me, 45 million of my own inc 23 million voters value stability over freedom when it comes to the Greater Middle East. I thought we were a movement of individual freedom activists? I’m one of 28 million inc 14 million voters who value freedom over stability.

I may be in the minority on unilateralism but apparently I’m also one of 42 million libertarians inc 22 voters, the majority of libertarian, who oppose United Nations, thankfully!

Who libertarians are in America

47 million American men inc 21 million voters are libertarians, along with 47 million American women, 21 million of whom are voters. Two thirds male looks like it’s no longer true!

Of America’s 60 million millennials, 20 million inc 8 million voters are libertarians. Only 9% of old people are the same way.

50 million whites, 5 million Asians, 7 million blacks, 1 million Natives, and 13 million Hispanics make up the liberty movement.

As I am a New Englander, I think I am being fair by mentioning this. Out of us 15 million, there are 3 million libertarians, including me. As someone considering moving to a Floridian town called Sarasota, I see there’s 24 million libertarians in the Southeast region.

Electorally, libertarians are very largely Independent voters, for 39 million of us libertarians are Independents while 10 million and 6 million are Republicans and Democrats, respectively. Only half a million identify with the Libertarian Party, and 1.5 million go for other third parties besides the LP.

169 million libertarians are poor and, like me, working class while 32 million are Middle class and only 1 million rich people are libertarians. 42 million of us work full time jobs and I am one of the 7 million who are either part-time or, like in my case, casual-hours.

Now, on the only relevant part of the social or personal stuff to me! Religious differences! Why? Because I am the biggest defender of total religious liberty in all of atheism. Anyway, 24 million atheists, deists, and other Non-religious like me; inc 11 million voters; are basically libertarians; inc myself!

End of report

Thanks people for reading this!

~KSP Perkins

What I might do if I my efforts to grow the LP go nowhere by November 2017

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I am at very high risk of needing to sell out the 2-party system. Which one should I try penetrating though?

I am unsure what direction I should go in to advance Liberty in America and around the world.

Okay so I see my efforts to grow the LP are having indisputably no payoff. I have friends including one from work who are all members of my ‘Cheshire Liberty Town Camp’, a Libertarian Party institution that has a grand total of… eight members. No-one is joining, even though I have raised large awareness of it, but this is not the only thing pushing me in the head to quit the Libertarian Party.

Why I want to quit the Libertarian Party.

Basically, it is a list of factors, meaning incentives, in chronological order. Allow me to list them like this.

  1. First on Facebook they censored the intellectually legendary Kevin Bjornson, 2nd in command of a caucus I am into called Libertarian Defense Caucus, from their Facebook wall.
  2. Before, during and after the above wrong; the LP stuck obsessively to the pile of mold I call Antiwar dot trash for foreign policy instead of truly reputable sources like RealClearWorld and RealClearDefense.
  3. Then in the 2016 election when they garnered their chance to destroy the 2-party system and political corruption in general by Austin Petersen… they did all they could to obstruct him, especially in Colorado.
  4. Once it was time for the ending of primary season, they nominated their worst option instead of their obvious best option who was truly Austin.
  5. Lastly, the nuking point for me was when that thing they call their Vice Chair went on Facebook and rigged a status update for everyone to see right on memorial day. A status update of him declaring all US troops to be mindless heartless murderers and having the audacity to compare them to the insolent DEA!

Where my Electoral Future lies…

I am not sure. All I know is I am quitting the Libertarian Party. Ideologically, there are no worries warranted regarding my principles and I. Frankly, until I pass away, I will still…

  1. Support free trade
  2. Support laissez-faire in general
  3. Want the entire American tax code repealed
    • and favor starting over from scratch with the FairTax
  4. Support gay marriage
  5. Equally oppose both abortion and the death penalty
  6. Oppose abstinence only and the War on Drugs
  7. Prefer individual choice over government regulation
  8. Advocate a foreign policy meshing Empire of Liberty with Capitalist Peace Theory
  9. Believe a free society only stays free by having an immensely powerful military
  10. Demand unconditional free expression for the sake of the flourishing of science and of atheism

However, I am going to find a party affiliation. I have massive problems with the idea of me trying to redirect either party to my ends, as follows.

Rights and Wrongs with going Republican

Rights

  1. In every 100 Republicans and 100 Democrats, there are 12 liberty Republicans and 6 freedom Democrats.
  2. America’s electoral map is an ocean of red with tiny Caribbean clones of blue.
  3. I have more values in common with the Republicans than with the Democrats, says iSideWith, 47% of Republican values compared to 27% of Democrat
  4. The Republican Liberty Caucus was founded on giving Pro-Military, Pro-Israel, Pro-Empire-of-Liberty libertarians like me a new electoral home.
  5. The GOP has plenty of fringe opinion clubs on social issues that I can gleefully get along well with.

Wrongs

  1. Donald Trump has proven himself to be someone I want nothing in common with, not even party affiliation.
  2. Some of the Republican Liberty Caucus lately is going, very remorsefully, to Non-interventionism, the foreign policy ideology that’s proven in practice to do nothing about the global growth of liberty except allow statism aka tyranny to push this growth backwards, globally.
  3. Perhaps the GOP tribalism might be tougher for me to push aside than is currently my electoral life in the LP.

And with going Democrat

Rights

  1. My politics were initially that of a John F. Kennedy style ‘freedom Democrat’, until I fled the Democrats to go be in the LP.
  2. I live in a state, Connecticut, where Democrats fare better normally than Republicans
  3. The Democrats have their own version of the RLC, called the Democrat Freedom Caucus.
  4. I was raised by a couple of strong Democrats but never was more loyal than ‘Independent lean Democrat’.

Wrongs

  1. The party since JFK times has been taken over by cultural marxist, self incriminated, flagrantly bullying swine.
  2. Democrats, after JFK, built a foreign policy record of retreat, defeat, surrender, appeasement, apology, Antiwar candidates, Non-interventionism, and of being respectful to Tyranny-states; all of which ~ again ~ do nothing about world advancement of liberty except for reverse it.
  3. Only 6% of Democrats fit the label ‘freedom Democrat’ and/or ‘JFK Democrat’.

Conclusion

I might just return to where my heart and mind are electorally… being registered to vote as an Unaffiliated Voter. Independents like I am at heart make up 70% of the liberty movement. Thanks all my readers!

~KSP Perkins

Who S.E. Cupp is and how she comes off to me as a fellow neolibertarian

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I love every aspect of her intellect, the rambling below tells why.

I notice S.E. Cupp is legendary in the head

Who is she, though? Well, SE Cupp is basically a pundit who like me is also Non-religious, having a secular morality. Not only this her and I are both agnostic atheist, but whereas the proof she is one is she calls herself ‘open minded to theism’, the proof I am one is I don’t want to confirm any answers on the God question, but I think the presence of a God in reality is severely unlikely.

Okay, so that’s the religion stuff but of course you are here for the political compare and contrast.

Here is who she is… the first half of this.

Frankly, she is an atheistic center-right pundit, she calls herself a ‘Log Cabin Republican’, as to remind us she is one of those level-headed Republicans. So if we look at the LCR’s platform we can learn she is someone who believes, as they do, that more inclusivity means more progress for the advancement of individual liberty. Also, she is a California native who also has citizenship in Massachusetts, specifically Boston.

Now, what’s a ‘neolibertarian’ and what makes her easy to peg as perhaps being one?

Okay, so basically, as far as I can gather, neolibertarians are basically minarchists who make sense on geopolitics by rejecting antiwar activism and by endorsing both a strong military and a Jeffersonian, “Empire of Liberty” foreign policy. Cupp herself qualifies as one, to me, because of the following.

  1. Plugging her views as I know them from LCR and the Voter App, into this quiz, she comes up 80% Pro-Civil Liberty and 100% Pro-Fiscal Liberty, putting her in the libertarian zone of Nolan Chart. I myself come up 90% Pro-Civil Liberty and 90% Pro-Fiscal Liberty.
  2. She wrote this piece for a news magazine where she made the case for a strong military and a liberty-spreading foreign policy. As for me, I agree with her up until she mentions the “obligation” to spread democracy. I would dispute her openly on spreading democracy vs spreading minarchism and/or spreading capitalism on these grounds:
    • Democracy is just whatever kind of tyrant the foreign people want as long as the tyrant allows for multiparty elections
    • Capitalism is the economic doctrine of, and proven key to, self-ownership, and on par with it comes minarchism, the governing system where power is only in the hands of authority for authority to uphold individual liberty for all.

And the difference between spreading democracy versus spreading capitalism is not some tiny nitpick, by the way. It is the leading contrast between neolibertarians like Cupp and I vs actual neoconservatives.

Any other celebrity neolibertarians?

Yes, there are! Their names are [with what they are known for in brackets]:

  1. Larry Elder [talk radio pundit that focuses mainly, but not solely, on race relations and the need for fathers in family homes]
  2. Neal Boortz [talk radio pundit that focuses mainly, but not solely, on scrapping our entire current tax system and resetting from scratch with a 23% sales & imports tax that people making $12,000 or less annually don’t pay]
  3. David Draiman [Disturbed and Device groove metal singer who has political science degrees and is on record with views that align with fiscal conservatism and cultural liberalism, with domestic minarchism and an endorsement of Pro Israel bonafides on foreign policy]
  4. Gene Simmons [KISS classic rock guitarist who is on record for his ‘Liberty republican’ approach to voting based on principles]
  5. Tammy Bruce [another female, Pro-LGBT-rights, center-right secularist, one who I know far less about than I know about S.E. Cupp]
  6. Mark Humphrys [a Dublin, Ireland blogger whose official site gets something like a million visits every 8 years, as of like the year I was born which was 1994]
  7. Bruce Willis [an actor who allies to the GOP on economy and foreign policy but never on social issues or even on religion in politics]
  8. Arnold Schwarzenegger [another actor who ran for California governor, has similar views to Willis, and was well respected until the end of his governance]

Okay, I think I will stop here. And also, S.E. Cupp looks a lot like a goddess, but that’s not important. Thanks for the read, my readers!

~KSP Perkins

Congress has Six Bad choices for North Korea… and one Good choice.

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North Korea reminding everyone of their latent plan to murder every civilian of South Korea, of Japan and of America.

Piece from Observer claims Congress’s options are Trump’s. And leaves out the only good one.

Okay, so the Congress needs to think through line through about what it decides to do about North Korea. Basically, North Korea’s homicidal behavior is the direct product of a pattern America has had of emboldening them by negotiating and compromising with them. You know how the Doves of my movement will tell you just make a trade and tourism deal with the Dictatorship and it will consider changing itself to another free society? Well, that’s bullf–k! If a free society negotiates and compromises with a dictatorship, then the free society just comes off to the dictatorship as a submissive wimp, and the dictatorship is going to try even harder to get the free society to self-destruct!

Case to make against diplomacy with North Korea

Frankly the reason North Korea now has nukes is because of our long history of encouraging their belligerence, as Elan Journo tells better than I can. Furthermore, another better person than me to go to about North Korea is Steve Simpson. Steve reminds us that Sony delaying the release of comedy movie The Interview is not the fault of Sony, but of our federal government. Specifically he calls out the presidency. However, I will say this again, here is how federal government action in any facet of humanity works in American civics. The Congress does its legislative process from Article Five of the US Constitution, then the president either agrees to the bill, or vetoes the bill.

Contrasting with South Korea, we learn that…

Anyway, let’s stay on topic: why diplomacy does not work with North Korea or any other dictatorship, especially not one that sponsors terrorism. Basically a Dictatorship will stop at nothing to constantly wage unprovoked war, sponsor terrorism, commit genocide, and institute slavery. You know why? Because the root cause of war, famine, bigotry, genocide, famine, poverty, terrorism, slavery and other barbarisms is Non-capitalism. Having a totalitarian state, instead of a minimal state, always creates famine, poverty, genocide, terrorism, slavery, and the obstruction of progress toward curing cancer. Meanwhile, if a nation is a minarchist free society, or at least a free society much closer to minarchism than to statism, then that nation thrives on peace, prosperity, innovation, volunteerism, charity, and the speeding of progress to curing cancer. This is not me spatting out inflammatory jibber jabber space dialect with long words, this is me basing an opinion on an empirical fact of humanity.

Take South Korea, for a relevant example of this difference.

  1. Evidence of South Korea sponsoring terrorism? Nope, that’s all North.
  2. Evidence of South Korea owning slaves? Nope, only it’s North-neighbor.
  3. Evidence of South Korea running Auschwitz style camps? NO! It’s all North K!

What should Congress do then?

Firstly, when it comes to regimes who threaten the American People as flagrantly often as North Korea does, Congress has the power to address them, not the Donald. And even then I would like to see Congress take actions against North Korea that require no American deaths. Specifically, economic actions that privatize every market in North Korea, unilaterally, that way we are collapsing their regime without spending American lives. But if that does not work, then we need to militarily destroy them with a goal of crushing their ability and desire to threaten genocide against Americans. And even so after the Kim Dynasty, as I call it, is erased, we need to leave behind 1 of every 10 surviving victors so that North Korea can become another South Korea by 2067. Now, I do not expect to be alive for that, but I do know that after defeating a despotic regime, it takes about 50 years normally for a minarchist regime to supplant it.

Thanks all!

~KSP Perkins

Republicans Remind us Why they’re Just As Unfit as Democrats to do Tax Reform

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Two Party System: A tussle of Low-IQ villains vs other Low-IQ villains.

Dumbassery beyond reproach regarding Tax reform. Again. Thanks both two system parties equally!

Um… thanks for that link, RealClearMarket! Apparently, National Review despite having way too many ads on it, still found that the Republican tax reform plan does little if anything to fix the root problem. Halfway through the article NR nails the problem in these words, “At 4 million words long, the tax code is the most complex it’s ever been. If tax compliance were an industry it would have 3 million full time employees!”

What of the document James Madison wrote for the US?

Oh, yes, I mean the Constitution! Yeah, Mr. Madison did not design the constitutional tax code [and spending code] to only be 44 words long for no reason. Instead, the reason he did so was the same reason he crafted it to only apply taxation to sales and to imports. That reason was because he, like all American founders, genuinely believed that every worker should keep the fruit of his or her labor. Which leads me to what exactly I think ought to be done for tax reform, and why.

The Tax Cut Plan I desire.

Basically, I am someone who favors ending all income, payroll, property, capital gain, dividend, estate, gift, royalty and self-employment taxes, all fees and tariffs and fines, and the IRS. Then I think we should have a 15% tax on sales and imports only, and even then one that’s not owed by anyone making an hourly income that’s less than $15.

Benefits to the Economy [if spending is cut by half or more first]

Frankly, this tax plan would lower tax revenue to $1.8 trillion down from $3.5 trillion, and this idea benefitting the economy requires spending to be cut by much more. But after spending is cut to $1 trillion or lower down from $4 trillion, the benefits of this will grow the economy like a balloon! Poor people and such working class people as me will stop being taxed so I for example can afford an extra $31 per week of anything I want.

But that’s not all; because eliminating the payroll tax will allow a speeding train of job creation, and the end of all deductions and loopholes means the mortgage and healthcare deductions will quit reserving housing and healthcare, respectively, for the rich; by getting repealed at the flick of a wrist.

Thus everyone would have plenty more money than is the case left over for food, drinks, healthcare, education, amusement, movies, video games, tabletop miniatures, housing, novels, comic books, and even podcast production matter.

In Closing…

So, when are the feds gonna get it right about what our tax problems need in order to be resolved? Anyway, thanks readers!

~KSP Perkins

My Idea of Painting Easterlings; a Games Workshop related post.

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Easterlings, the Men of Rhûn. Fictional humans from Lord of the Rings, these are.

Games Workshop’s LOTR Game and my favorite army in this game.

Okay, who are the Easterlings? And what is Games Workshop? Basically GW is a company that does tabletop miniatures for Turn Based Strategy board games. Specifically, TBS board games that are centered around one of three mythologies called Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, and Lord of the Rings. Basically I am someone who engages in the third of these as a player of one of the Forces of Darkness, a human force called the Easterlings.

To give you backdrop on who these humans are

Paraphrasing the Chris Smith LOTR book ‘Weapons and Warfare‘, and throwing in corrections of Smith’s narrative accordingly to Tolkien lore, the Easterlings are human beings who refused to join the Elves in migrating to a mystical land called Beleriand in the Far West during the First Age. Rather, these humans remained in the land named Rhûn and Rhômen in respectively Elvish and Valarin [in Middle-earth Valarin is the language of the Demigods and Angels, called the ‘Valar’ and ‘Maiar’ respectively]. Here in this land they established an empire run by Kings via grand cities which are packed with splendid temples. These humans were a proud people, with a purely militaristic caste system that set laws in place to keep the hierarchy from the bottom-up like this. Sapper, Infantryman, Horseman, Charioteer, Captain, War-priest, King.

After the First Age ended and the Second Age began, the Men of Rhômen came into contact with the Men of Nûmenôr, and thus mutually beneficial trade began. However, the corrupt king Ar-Pharazon started having many thousands of Easterling civilians enslaved for sacrifice to the Valar. The Valar very viciously objected to this by sinking Nûmenôr and the Easterlings were much more vicious in objecting. For when Sauron, the Dark Lord, came to the Easterlings and offered to allow them to massacre all the friends of Gondor they can find but first they have to pledge to servitude to him, the pledged instantly.

After the destruction of Sauron and Mordor, Aragorn the new king of Gondor decided to pardon the Easterlings provided they respect the Fourth Age ‘days of peace’. Some Easterling cities refused to, but those were subdued by the respectful Easterling cities with leadership by Aragorn and the 4th Age’s first Rohan King, Eomer.

Okay, I am going to cut off the back drop there.

How I am painting mine

I like my techniques to be much smarter than one layer for each area, but also simpler than the six-layer-per-area means Games Workshop markets as epic win. Basically my means is a three-layer process involving only three categories of Citadel Paint.

  1. Base
  2. Shade
  3. Dry

And what order I apply them in varies by area.

Armor Areas of the models

Now, based on the same book I pulled my backdrop from above, the Easterlings are covered with a multi-small-part suit of armor. Putting helmet, collar, breastplate, groin-guard, rerebraces, vambraces, cuisses and poleyns together from Bronze.

To simulate the Bronze, I decided on this method.

  1. Screaming Bell
  2. Agarax Earthshade
  3. Golden Griffon

Fabric Areas

Apparently the Easterlings wear their fabrics dyed red, indigo and black. Funny thing about the indigo I recently discovered that it’s a form of blue, not of purple, after buying a purple from each of the Base, Shade & Dry menus. Oops.

Anyhow, here’s for the red.

  1. Mephiston Red
  2. Astorath Red
  3. Carroburg Crimson

And for the indigo.

  1. Naggaroth Night
  2. Lucius Lilac
  3. Druchii Violet

Lastly the black.

  1. Abaddon Black
  2. Dawnstone
  3. Nuln Oil

Blades and Arrow-heads

It’s told in the Weapons and Warfare book that Easterlings’ blades are of Steel. So…

  1. Leadbelcher
  2. Nuln Oil
  3. Necron Compound

Wooden stuff

From the wooden plating on shields, to the shafts of pike, bow and arrow, I’m doing this:

  1. Rhinox Hide
  2. Verminlord Hide
  3. Agarax Earthshade

Faces

Now, this is going to be a tricky one! Basically I am relying almost only on Base paints for this one, putting in the eyes after step 2 of the armor bit.

  1. A step-1 color from ‘Fabric Areas’ for face veil
  2. Ratskin Flesh for skin
  3. Ceramite White for eyes’ mantles
    • Warpstone Glow, the only Layer Paint, for outer cores [irises]
    • Abaddon Black for inner cores [pupils]

Horses

This I am breaking into two lists. The hide painting list and the hair painting list.

  • Hide color = Wood painting means
  • Hair and Hoof color = Black Fabric painting pattern
  • Eye color = same as human riders

Chariots

Yep, you read that right. I am going to take Khandish Charioteer models and stick a randomly selected Easterling infantry model into each chariot, in place of each Khandish guy. Rider and Mount will function respectively like Easterling Warrior, Captain or War Priest; and like Khandish chariot. But here’s how I am painting the mounts in the case of Chariots:

  • Horses = see ‘horses’ above
  • Chariot wheels = see ‘wooden stuff’ above
  • The bear-headed part the Easterling goes in = see ‘Fabrics’ above
  • Skull decor = see ‘Armor’ above
  • Chariot T-bar = see ‘Blades’ above

Bases

Just this last bit then we can be done talking Citadel Paints. For now.

  1. Agrellan Badland
  2. Agarax Earthshade
  3. Skrag Brown for the rim

Thanks for reading something from me that’s all about muh JRR Tolkien, all people!

~KSP Perkins

East Asian Regional Leadership belongs to Japan, not to China

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Japanese troops marching through what looks like a desert.

China wants to do East Asian regional leadership, something best done by Japan.

So, I read this sadly legit article in the happily legit ‘Real Clear World’, about how China wishes only to be a Regional Leader for East Asia. However, China has made no indication since 1921 that they are in any way, shape or form deserving of this role. What’s going on is China wants to be the regional hegemony of East Asia, the East Asian regional superpower, frankly. Allow me to break down for everyone the differences between China and Japan. That way, I’m showing why every honest friend Japan has needs to shift East Asian regional hegemony status away from China and towards Japan.

Japan’s Fiscal Superiority to China

Fiscally, Japan as a society with a regime has tons of self-control that China does not have. Basically, I need to show you this by mapping how much economic liberty is in either region. Here are screen caps I took of the relevant maps.

Economic Liberty East Asia

Economic liberty in East Asia, taken from Fraser Institute. Closer to total blue means freer market, Closer to total red means more centrally planned market.

Prosperity East Asia

Average per-citizen prosperity in East Asia. Darker means richer average, lighter means poorer.

So basically from the maps I capped from above, I can tell you that the average Japanese citizen is $31,000 per year richer than the average Chinese citizen, respectively $39k annual compared to $8k annual. So basically Japan’s freer enterprise has lead it to richer average wealth per citizen, Japan having the 40th freest market on Earth and China having the 113th freest. And in that Fraser Index of 159, my country America is at 16th freest market with my immigrant ancestors’ homeland, Ireland, being 5th freest market, in case anyone’s wondering about those. And Ireland’s average Jill’s $63,000 annually makes her $6,000 richer on annual average than America’s. Go figure!

Unlike China, Japan prefers to Be Squeaky Clean

Prosperity is not the only warrant to be East Asian regional hegemony that Japan has that China does not. Japan’s drastically freer markets give it a much less corrupt government as well, as revealed to the world by Transparency International, an activist team who opposes Governmental Corruption more than anything else known.

Squeaky Clean Japan

Japan is closer to squeaky clean. China is closer to deeply corrupt.

In other words, Japan does not have the same severity of corruption issues that China does because freer enterprise for population means cleaner integrity for government.

Can Japan be the East Asian Regional Leader?

Yes, indeed it can! But every one of its honest friends, everyone in OECD and not just America for example, needs to help Japan out. For while China is 2nd toughest military on Earth, Japan is 7th toughest, thus every honest friend Japan has needs to assist it in becoming the new strongest military in East Asia. So far as I am concerned, we need to start by lowering China’s government regulation of market to basically nothing. Why? Because it is fully unwise to try to make this happen for Japan by military means. Instead, we need to look for every economic and diplomatic option for taking East Asian regional leading power away from China and giving it to Japan.

Thank you for reading, readers of mine!

~KSP Perkins