11 Reasons To Vote Vermin Supreme 2016

11 Reasons To Vote Vermin Supreme 2016

"You've Done Worse, and You Know It"
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Who are you voting for in November? Many people aren't thrilled with the major party candidates this year, but thankfully, there are other options. One passionate activist and candidate, Vermin Supreme, has been running for President since 2004 and he has some very unique views. If you are having trouble supporting the lesser of two evils, here's why Vermin Supreme may be the candidate for you.


1. His incredible and distinct fashion sense

Want a change from the traditional image of the President? Vermin Supreme's signature boot hat is like nothing this country has seen before.


2. A free pony for every American

Vermin Supreme's pony policy is a job creation program that will help combat lack of public transportation and climate change by reducing fossil fuel consumption. And who doesn't want a free pony?


3. Mandatory toothbrushing laws

Ever talked to someone with bad breath? Not on President Supreme's watch!


4. Zombie apocalypse awareness

Not only will Supreme make sure the U.S. is prepared for the zombie apocalypse, he will harness zombie power using the latest in hamster-wheel technology.


5. Federally funded time travel research

Vermin Supreme is the only candidate who "will go back in time and kill baby Hitler before he’s even born."


6. Monkey tooth fairies

Supreme has mentioned his idea of genetically engineering a race of winged monkeys to act as tooth fairies.


7. His honesty




Vermin Supreme is a self-proclaimed "friendly fascist" with a refreshing honesty. Supreme says he is a politician who will lie and "promise your electorate heart anything you desire" because he has no reason not to. Hey, at least he's willing to admit it.


8. He's multitalented



Mr. Supreme's closing statement at a 2012 Democratic party debate in New Hampshire including an original song about himself set to the tune of the chicken dance.


9. He glitter-bombed politician Randall Terry who opposed same-sex marriage during a party debate


He actually threw glitter on him during a Democratic party debate. Enough said.


10. He's dedicated

Supreme has been running in local, state and national elections since the 1980s!


11. Why not?




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Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace, But Neither Is Christianity

Let's have in honest converation about the relgious doctrine of Islam

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Islam is not a religion of peace.

Christianity is also not a religion of peace.

But, most people in both religions are generally peaceful.

More specifically, bringing up the doctrine of Christianity is a terrible rebuttal to justify the doctrine of Islam.

That is like saying, "Fascism is not a good political ideology. Well, Communism isn't any good either. So, Fascism is not that bad after all."

One evil does not justify another evil. Christianity's sins do not justify Islam's.

The reason why this article is focused on Islam and not Christianity is the modern prevalence of religious violence in the Islamic world. Christianity is not without its evil but there is far less international terrorist attacks and mass killing perpetrated by Christians today than by those of Islam.

First, let's define "religious killings," which is much more specific than a practicer of a religion committing a murder.

A religious killings are directly correlated with the doctrines of the faith. That is different a human acting on some type of natural impulse killing someone.

For example, an Islamic father honor killing his daughter who was raped is a religious killing. But an Islamic man who catches his wife cheating and kills her on the spot is a murder, not a religious killing. The second man may be Islamic but the doctrine of Islam cannot be rationally held at fault for that killing. Many men with many different religions or experience would make the same heinous mistake of taking a life.

Second, criticizing a doctrine or a religion is not a criticism of everyone that practices the religion.

It is not even a criticism of everyone who make mistake while inspired by the religions. Human are willing to do heinous things when governed by a bad cause. Not every World War 2 Nazis was a homicidal maniac but human nature tells them to act this way in order to survive in their environment. It is hard to fault a person from traits that comes from evolutionary biology and natural selection.

However, commenting on a philosophy, ideology or a religion is not off limits. Every doctrine that inspires human action should be open for review. The religion may be part of a person's identity and it holds a special place in its heart but that does not mean it should be immune to criticism.

Finally, before going into a deconstruction of the myth that Islam is a religion of peace, there needs to be a note about the silencing of talking about Islam.

There is a notion in Western Society that if a person criticizes Islam, then that person hates all Muslims and the person suffers from Islamophobia. That is not the case, a person to criticize religion without becoming Donald Trump. In Western Society criticizing fundamental Christians is never seen as an attack on all Christians because there is a lot of bad ideas in the Bible that Christians act on. Therefore, criticizing Islam should have the same benefit of the doubt because the Quran has many bad ideas in it.

The Quran advocates for war on unbelievers a multitude of times. No these verses are not a misreading or bad interpretation the text. Here are two explicit verses from the Quran that directly tell Followers to engage in violence:

Quran 2: 191-193:

"And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah (disbelief or unrest) is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists and wrong-doers)"

Quran 2: 216:

"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

There is no rational way to interrupt these passages in a peaceful way. The whole premise of both passages is to inspire followers that war against the unbeliever is justified.

The first verse advocates for genocide against non-believers for the mere transgression that a society worships a different god or worships another god along with Allah.

The second passage is arguable more dangerous because the first passage just advocate that fighting may be a necessity, while the second passage encourages it. The second passage claims that war on the unbeliever is a good thing under the eyes of Allah.

The reason why these passages are dangerous is because they directly incite religious violence. For most followers of Allah, these passages are ignored or they convince themselves the passages means something they do not. However, for a large numbers of followers that view the text of the Quran as the unedited words of Allah, these texts become extremely dangerous. These passages become all the rational they need to wage war on non-believers.

This is dangerous because there are millions of followers of Islam worldwide that believe every statement in the Quran is true.

Therefore, the Quran becomes a direct motivation and cause for its followers to attack non-followers. Rationally one can understand where the Islam follower comes from, if a person truly believes that Allah or God himself wrote these words then why would you not comply.

Especially when there is verses in the Quran that says the Follower who does not fight the infidel is not as worthy of a Follower that does wage war against the non-believer (Quran 4:95). Finally, when male Followers are told that their martyrdom fighting for the faith will be rewarded with an eternity in paradise with 72 virgins for personal pleasure. If a Follower truly believes all of this is the spoken word of Allah then there is more rational why a person would commit these atrocities then why they would not.

Men and women are radicalized by these passages on a daily basis.

No, it is not just the poor kid in Iraq that lost his family to an American bombing run that indiscriminately kills civilians but also the middle classed Saudi Arabian child or some Western white kid that finds the Quran appealing. If radicalization were just poor people, then society would not have much to be worried about. However, Heads of States, college educated people and wealthy Islamic Followers are all being radicalized and the common dominator is the doctrine of Islam.

Osama Bin Laden, one of the most infamous terrorist in history, was not a poor lad that was screwed by the United States military industrial complex. Bin Laden was the son of a billionaire, that received an education through college from great schools. There is no other just cause for Bin Laden to orchestrate such grievous attacks on humanity besides religious inspirations. A person can rationally tie Islam Followers gravitation towards terrorism to a specific verse. Quran 3: 51 tells readers,

"Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers."

Any rational person can tie Islamic passages like this directly to terrorism. It is not a complicated correlation to like Nazism and Jewish persecution to Christianity. The Holy Book of Islam directly encourages the Followers of Islam to inflict terrorism unto the non-believer.

So why do some many people deny these obvious truths about Islam and violence?

Political Correctness and the want to not be viewed as a bigot. The correlations here are as direct as the terrors of the Spanish Inquisitions and Catholicism and no one is afraid to retrospect and say, "Yes Christianity caused the direct murder of thousands of people". A person would not even be controversial if one stated that both World Wars has significant religious undertones. However if anyone states that terrorism and violence has a direct link with Islam then there is an outcry.

Even President Obama refused to use the terms Islam and Muslim when publicly talking about the War on Terrorism. I am a hypocrite also because I used the term Islamic Follower instead of Muslim in an attempt to sound more political correct.

That is a problem when society refuse to use terms that are correct in an attempt to not offend anyone. Imagine if scientist could not report their findings because the underlying politics. Society needs to be able to have open dialogue about this problem or else it will never heal. Society needs to throw away the worrisome about being politically correct and focus on identifying the problems and solving them.

The world of Islam needs to open themselves up to this criticism.

There can no longer be a closing of dialogue where the West cannot speak on the doctrines of Islam because they are not partakers (That applies to all organized religion too, especially the Catholic Church). People who draw Muhammed must no longer be threatened with attacks on their life.

When Islamic women and men speak up about the sins of Islam, they must stop being silenced. If humanity is going to take steps into the future with better technology and more dangerous weaponry, then we need to solve this problem with Islam and gradually to organized religion at all.

If not it will doom us way before we get there…

Thank you for reading and if you enjoyed this article follow my podcast on Twitter @MccrayMassMedia for more likewise discussions.

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Liberals Are Hypocrites And Are Not As Tolerant As They Say They Are

Grow a pair and be able to take the heat.

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Before I begin this article, I would like to state that the following is about an experience I had while dealing with liberal college students. I am just stating how myself, and others were treated at the time. Call me privileged, racist, or whatever you want, but this is an experience that I want to share, due to how much I learned, and how crooked liberals can be.

As you may or may not know, I am very right wing when it comes to politics. However, when it comes to discussing about other points of view, I am open about what others have to say, and interested in hearing the counterarguments so I can see/understand where the opposing side is coming from. Plus, it educates you more about the issues that are going on. And in all its just plain polite.

Recently as you may have known, I was on an educational trip to Israel. The trip was absolutely amazing, and I loved every second of it. Unfortunately, it would have been better if me, being conservative, would have received less backlash, harassment, and straight up bullying from some of the students were on the trip with me not sharing the same views as I mine.

Before we left for Israel we had some meetings to attend as a group to get to know each other, discuss goals, and prepare for what is to come. We all went around and shared that we wanted to grow together, and share ideas to make something great together, or on our own. On how we will be open to new ideas, and willing to learn from one another. I kind of laugh at the fact that this was our trip's goal, which in some ways was a success, but in other ways, a failure.

Over the course of the trip we learned a lot about the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is a strongly opinionated topic. I learned a lot from both sides, and I am glad I learned about both sides, so that I can develop an opinion, and call to action of my own. However, it seemed like a certain group of people which consisted of black women seemed to attack everyone's opinion that didn't match their own. And to note, I am saying they are black women because 1) they are black, African American or not, that is what they are (They call us white, so it is politically correct for us to call them black) and 2) to inform you of what kind of situations/problems they may be dealing with in society.

We would always be told, (as white people) to 'check our privilege' and how as white people we always have it better and we get this, and we get that, and we get better jobs just because we are white (just to name a few). Basically, saying that it is all our 'fault' that they are oppressed, and don't have as much privilege as black people.

When someone would say an argument back (in a polite way) or say something to challenge what they say, they would explode, walk out of the room, call us wrong, and sometimes we were even threatened. I chimed in and said, 'there is no such thing as privilege' (because I think that there is no excuse for you to not be successful, it doesn't matter about what you look like, your ethnicity, or if you have a lot of money or not, you go out and make something of yourself.)

One of the girls however did come up to me and ask me politely why I thought that way, so I told her, and we had a good conversation comparing ideas, and at the end we were laughing together. Props to her! But then one girl yelled at me because I wasn't 'looking her in the eye when she was talking to me' yelling at me that I am wrong.

Later I was told that one of the girls wanted to 'talk to me' or fight me or whatnot in all I really don't care, but I didn't want to be yelled at anyway about how I am wrong, and she is right and there is no other way around it. The same girl also later on the trip threatened not only one girl in particular, but basically all of the white people there as well.

Now I understand that if I make a bold political statement (like this article) I expect to get backlash. That's just how politics work. There sometimes is a right answer, and sometimes there isn't. However, the liberals that were on this trip were hypocritical on what they wanted to achieve, but letting their opinions and attitudes get the best of them, not being as open and tolerant as they said they were going to be.

I know not all liberals are like this, and a lot of my friends are in like-minded of the left, and that's fine with me. That doesn't mean that they are a bad person. But when someone starts threatening you and bullying you and not having a constructive conversation/debate with you, or agreeing to disagree, and stop being friends with you because of your political opinions, they really aren't a true friend; and that goes for both the republican and democrat party.

What I want to leave you with is this, you can't force your opinion on someone else, you can't bully them to think like you, be able to take the heat when someone disagrees, and when you say you are going to be 'tolerant,' be tolerant of others, don't just say that to make yourself look high and mighty. We all die in the end, so in all honesty, waste your breath on something else.

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