The Destroyer 151: Bully Pulpit now available

February 22, 2016

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It is an honor and a privilege to be able to participate in Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s grand universe of Sinanju, CURE, and Remo Williams. My first offering of these adventures, Bully Pulpit (The Destroyer Book 151), is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.


The Language of Liberals: Freudian Etymology of Insults Against Conservatives

December 1, 2015

If you’ve ever been in an online debate (and who hasn’t these days?) you’ve run up against the term “ad hominem.” It’s a Latin phrase that means “against the man” and it’s reserved for when one debater attacks the character of his opponent rather than the weakness of his argument. “You’re a doo-doo head” would be a classic example.

Over the years the etymological landscape has changed — as it does — with new ad hominem phrases cropping up that get applied specifically to conservatives by liberals. Of course, if they just said “You’re a doo-doo head,” it wouldn’t create new buzzwords, buzzwords that are wrapped in faux-constructs that sound intelligent because they’re so polysyllabic. (See what I did there?) Here are just a few of the “ad hominems” that have entered the liberal lexicon.

Homophobe. Probably one of the earliest words to be coined by the liberal left, the word is applied to those conservatives who support traditional marriage concepts. It’s base words are homo, from the Greek, meaning “same” (yes, I know it also means “man” in Latin, but that’s not this usage of the word) and phobos meaning “fear.” So it fails right out of the gate, because it literally accuses people of being “afraid of things that are the same.” Unless of course the coiners intended to use the word “homo” as a short for “homosexual” (which they did) which is considered to be a crude way to refer to a gay man. What they mean, of course, is homosexualphobe, but that’s a mouthful. (*rimshot*) (*double rimshot*) The intent is that the person who supports traditional marriage is afraid of homosexuality. But it goes beyond that, because a phobia isn’t just a fear — it’s defined as an *irrational* fear. So basically, they’re calling you irrational. Or, you know, stupid.

Ammosexual. If you’re a Second Amendment supporter — especially if you support the Second Amendment *and* you own a gun, then you’re likely to come across the term “ammosexual.” Technically, this one translates to “one who loves ammunition.” And maybe you do. The intent, however, is to imply that the gun owner owns a gun not because he enjoys them but because he is compensating for supposed genital shortcomings. (What it means for the female gun owner is anyone’s guess, but the image it conjures is disturbing, and certainly not safe in practice.) In this case, you’re not just being called a “doo-doo head,” you’re being emasculated in their argument — because apparently in their mind, size does matter. Paging Doctor Freud.

Fetus Fetishist. This is one of the newer phrases to come out, and it applies to those who support Right to Life. Taken literally, it takes the Latin word “foetus” (which means baby, so why not just use the word “baby” — oh, right, what was I thinking?) and conjoins it to a word that implies sexual paraphilia. The insult here is that you are a person who gets sexually excited by babies. Another word for that is “pedophile.” Aren’t they nice folks?

Those are just a few, and I’m sure you can add more. Curiously, they all derive from a sexual base. Maybe they have something on their minds?


More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology

January 9, 2015

My story, “Fool’s Paradise,” is featured in the new anthology of stories set in the world of Warren Murphy and Dick Sapir’s “The Destroyer.” Check out “More Blood.”

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More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology (The Destroyer)


The Best Zombie Comic Book Today

December 12, 2014

Who would have ever guessed a year ago that the best zombie / horror comic on the shelves would be set in the world of Archie Comics characters? http://www.criticalblast.com/articles/2014/12/11/afterlife-archie-makes-long-awaited-returnAfterlifeWithArchie7


Nine Christmas Movies for Guys Who Hate Christmas Movies

December 12, 2014

Just posted this over at Critical Blast: http://www.criticalblast.com/articles/2014/12/09/nine-christmas-movies-guys-who-hate-christmas-movies

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A Knight Before Christmas – Now Available

October 14, 2013

Well, it’s been a long time in the making, but A KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS has finally been released, with a debut appearance at the St. Louis ARCHON this month! Check out the story of a young stable boy named Clarence who sets out to realize his dream, setting goals that he believes are in line with what is expected of him — only to learn a valuable spiritual lesson with each earthly failure.

Here’s the Amazon link for your convenience.

http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Before-Christmas-R-J-Carter/dp/1492268445/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381765289&sr=1-1&keywords=knight+before+christmas


DiggPatriots Hack: Further Evidence of NewsJunkiePost Electronic Thievery

May 24, 2013

Remember how we posted screen captured evidence from NewsJunkiePost’s that they had obtained information on the Yahoo Group DiggPatriot’s by hacking into the group using my account? (Here: https://therjcarter.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/newsjunkiepost-implicated-in-computer-hacking-to-breach-diggpatriots-yahoo-group/) And do you remember the response from NJP was that the supposed group insider supposedly photoshopped out their name and photoshopped in my name, all to protect their identity?

Well, apparently they also decided to make it super-duper foolproof by also finding files that I had uploaded to the group and photoshopping in the permissions to the file, so that it really, really, really covered their tracks:

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Or, following Occam’s Razor, perhaps they had just hacked my account and gathered all their evidence that way. Or is that too unreasonable?

(Expecting the image to disappear from the original NJP article, or be replaced with a new one erasing the permissions.)