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Brutal Antipathy is a pseudonym for a blogger and forum debate enthusiast whose views often rest well outside of social baseline. A self confirmed atheist, misanthropist, and sadist, his commentary ranges from parched textbook facts to satire and sarcasm. He is a proponent of free speech and individual liberty even when these are taken to excess. His political views shift between lower case libertarian and enlightened despotism depending on the level of contempt he is feeling for his fellow humans at any given moment. His reading interests include history, general science, archaeology, comparative religion, psychology, & sociology. Other interests and hobbies include practicing various crafts, torturing his slave, blogging, playing with his dogs, collecting antiques, role playing & tactical simulation games, renaissance fairs, and cheerfully making other people miserable by holding up a mirror of their shortcomings and repeatedly bashing them in the face with it. L is the owned slave of BA. She basically has the same interests and views as her owner except in music.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quintuple Penetrating the First Amendment

The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is perhaps the most used, abused, recited, and misunderstood piece of writing since the Holy Bible. It is the crutch of churches, secular groups, artists, authors, film makers, political groups, hate mongers, pornographers, and ordinary agenda-less citizens. Along with Amendments 2 through 10, aka the Bill of Rights, it forms the backbone of American liberty.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Easy Even a Weekend Ass Slapper Can Do It

I am proudly a threefold discriminatee. As an atheist I am universally despised by theists of every creed and calling. As an O/p lifestyler I am the object of hatred of the BDSM community at large, though strangely enough the vanilla world doesn't seem to give a rats ass. And finally I am a member of that notorious class of fiends, reviled and persecuted for our affliction, a smoker. 
Elegant and Accurate Projectile
I have a particular fondness for pipes. Not only are they aerodynamic and wonderful for hurling at wailing children, they just seem to radiate an aura of genteel refinement and culture. When combined with the right tobacco they seem to put even the most distrustful person at ease.  

And yet despite the many virtues of the pipe, I usually carry cigarettes in public. It takes a while to smoke a bowl of tobacco, and the cigarette has a fairly predictable, relatively brief burn time. Being prepackaged and ready to smoke, they are also more convenient to carry.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Homophobe Doth Protest too Much, Methinks

Firm Like a Midshipman Braced for Ramming from Behind, Freddie Prepares to Give a Sermon
Someone will probably think that I misparaphrased the title line. I didn't. The misquote is "Methinks the lady doth protest too much.". And while we today tend to use the quote to mean that someone is implying the negative so frequently and forcefully that we are inclined to believe the opposite of them, the word 'protest' in Shakespeare's time meant something a little different. Pro is to put forth or come before. Testari, the parent word of testify, meant just that. Combining the two, we get a meaning of 'protest' to signify putting forth ones testimony. The Lady stated her case too vigorously.  Shakespeare's protest was a positive assertion, while today it signifies a negative assertion. Another misconception is that testify and testicle are related, and that Romans used to swear oaths by clutching the other persons testicles. This really wasn't the case. The practice seems to stem from the Bible.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

America the Ugly

I really try to avoid politics. Silly of me, I know, but unless something political directly concerns me, and even then only if I can in my finite wisdom see the direct implications, I try not to pay it any attention. I mostly stick my head in the sand and pretend that the political arena doesn’t exist.  

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Chili Gene

A Little Pot of Chili

This is going to be sort of like explaining color to the blind, but I thought I would attempt to enlighten the world about chili. I wish that I could teach you all how to make chili, but most humans lack the chili gene necessary for creating it. This is why chili recipes invariably fail. There is no recipe for chili. You either have the chili gene and therefore know how to make it, or else you lack this particularly beneficial gene and no amount of instruction will ever allow you to make it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Those Amazingly Prolific Sheeple

Ordinary Everyday Sheeple
In every culture, at every period in history, the bulk of humanity is composed of sheeple. Herd animals that follow a perceived, usually hypothetical authority, sheeple are perfectly willing to undermine their own individuality and critical thinking facilities in order to blend in with the herd. They bleat mindlessly at anything outside their narrow little boxes of reality.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

There is Nothing PC About O/p

Political Correctness is a phenomenon that is sweeping the English speaking world. In essence PC is an attempt to avoid expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. There are numerous flaws in this concept, not the least of which is the violation of freedom of speech through Orwellian control of thoughts and ideas, and the fact that it turns a blind eye to genetic and sociological facts that are by their very nature un-PC. All men are not created equal as evidenced by intellectual and physiological differences, and criminals are not all victims of their environment.