Arguing Punctuation

I’m not the greatest writer. I use a conversational style that is incongruous with strict adherence to grammar and  structure, and as such my columns tend to convey a conversational tone. In theory, I am speaking to you much the same way that I would if we were sitting across from each other. The points I make are rooted in observable truth and common sense, so I get some leeway from my readers on style. My reasoning is simple: I would rather speak to you than condescend to you, because so much of what we consume as media is designed to be intentionally intellectually dishonest, and to obscure fact for the sake of ideology.

The last two years, leading all the way up to the election of Donald Trump, were a referendum on the behavior of the progressive left.  Regardless of which wing of the Uniparty you had claimed allegiance to, many of you knew that something was wrong. Sure, government has always been filled with self-serving oafs, power-mad dolts, and corrupt thieves…..and the public has yawned and complained, and then always gone back to sleep. The ridiculous things being discussed in entertainment and politics were just the same old-same old, and as long as none of it really mattered to your daily life, then who cared?

Then something began to happen during the Bush administration…….it was a partisanship  ratcheted up to a level we hadn’t seen before. Election recounts, inflammatory media opining in the place of news, a terror attack that changed the world, and a greedy, corrupt bureaucracy all too eager to use all of these things to encroach into every aspect of our lives- using emerging technologies to spy on each of us in the name of “Homeland Security”. The United States adopted the unfortunate philosophy of war as nation-building, instead of war for territory, resources, or defense. Many of us began to question the wisdom and motivations of those we had placed in charge over us, and Barack Obama used that, as well as once in a lifetime politically-correct race politics, to fulfill his lifetime quest for personal power.

What happened next was the antithesis of the supposedly-liberal candidate Obama’s platform…………..a continuation of the soft tyranny began by the originators of the modern “New World Order”, the Bush family. Instead of dissolving the Patriot Act, Obama used it as a personal attack mechanism. As Edward Snowden exposed to the world, now the security apparatus of the NSA was a tool to blackmail, spy, and destroy any who opposed the Imperial Executive and it’s overreach of power. At the same time, the media and entertainment communities started to buy what they were selling…..that we are all the uber-progressive left, that half of the public is gay, a minority, and a victim of some type of patriarchal, entrenched white power structure.

The decisions and policies of the party in power reflected the false logic of identity politics and moral equivocation……apology tours, promoting an islamic takeover of previously secular nations ( the much promoted and disastrous ‘Arab Spring” ), bowing to hostile foreign interests in the name of rejecting American hegemony, instituting an unconstitutional mandate for each citizen to purchase a specific product ( Obamacare ), and using speech codes and media cover to run an unwanted progressive domestic agenda roughshod over the public.  All to the clapping seals of The Two Coasts, media, and progressive academics.

The problem, by late 2014, was that Obama and others in government had done what people rabidly convinced of the validity of their position always do……….they reached too far. It’s one thing to ask people to accept policies they disagree with after those policies are presented and debated in the light of day, and another to obfuscate, lie and intimidate in order to pass an unwanted agenda that runs contrary to our national identity and sovereignty. Voting for the staus-quo became a non-starter for many………….. because it had become obvious that the left would continue its ruinous games, and that the right would continue to shrivel and shrink at the tiniest accusation of ( insert politically correct code word or social justice meme ).

Electing Trump was my only protest against the America I know continuing to become the America the progressives want.  As a fan of The Enlightenment, I value individual freedom above all else. The degeneration of personal freedom over the last decade or so is directly relative to the advancing agendas of the left, and is inexorably tied to the degeneration of personal responsibility and the concept of individual identity. The simple concepts of a national identity and culture, assimilation, defending and maintaining borders, non-interventionism, and personal freedom and responsibility have become toxic to the progressive movement………and their collective reaction to the centrist, moderate Trump are proof of it.  Only 8 years of an ideologue like Obama could make people respond to Trump the way that they are: Partisan bureaucrats, unelected and put in place by partisan democrats and neo-cons, are in open revolt against at what at any other time in history would be seen as a very moderate president.

I have yet to get an answer from any of my detractors or critics about what they are so adamantly resisting.  Who has lost their constitutional rights? Who has become a victim of this new president? It seems that being angry at the election requires one to operate on many provably false assumptions……that there are no differences in the people and cultures of the world, that nations can exist without borders, that citizenship can retain its value when it has no cost or definition, that catering education to the lowest-common-denominator produces smarter students, that there is such a thing as “free trade”, that lifetime politicians are smarter than you, and that using real fascism to prevent imaginary fascism is a righteous belief. Toss in some bullsqueeze like spending billions to make all public restrooms friendly to the mentally ill, “Russian hacking” claims from exposed corrupt politicians, endless social engineering in rejection to biology, and you get the prog’s thinking.

My advice to those that are angry would be to remove the beam from their own eyes before removing the speck from others. As long as there are those that think Trump’s conversational blunders and bad jokes are the problem instead of confederate “sanctuary cities” and 20 trillion in debt, we will hear their harping…….but we don’t have to listen anymore. When the devout progressive demands the same release of documents from their politicians, and transparency in their actions………not just Trump,  I  will believe them. When the mainstream media spends as much time questioning the sanity and senility of people like Nancy Pelosi, who called Trump “President Bush” and Maxine Waters, who in the same press conference claimed “Putin invaded, uh…..Korea”……or Hank Johnson – who asked an Admiral in the Navy if he was concerned about Guam “flipping over” due to the weight of an American Naval Base……then I will take seriously their reporting of Trump’s gaffes. When the left condemns concepts such as “hatespeech” and groups such as the “antifas” goons, I  will take  them seriously……..and when I get an argument about the content of what I have written instead of my punctuation, I’ll take that seriously, too.

“Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a free man, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” – George Washington

 

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Viva!

Yesterday, illegal aliens mounted a massive movement to demonstrate how ” America runs on (illegal) Immigrants”. They closed their businesses, kept their children out of school, and stayed home in order not to shop or drive. I would like to congratulate them on the absolute success of the initiative….. because yesterday was awesome!

The only thing this “movement” accomplished was proving the point I have been making for over a decade…….mainly that the media and progressive-regressives are full of beans. America did not come to  a stop. In fact, traffic was better, educators enjoyed a better student to teacher ratio, and the retail business didn’t suffer. This country,  contrary to what mainstream media and the Uniparty says, does not run on illegals.

So, in the spirit of support for our illegal friends, I would like to congratulate them, and suggest that they continue the Strike into perpetuity.

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

Pounding Sand

Jake Tapper, Don Lemon, CNN, and all their buddies can go pound sand. Many of us are tired of the biased, condescending attitudes and opinions spewing forth from the “press” since the election. Evidently so is our President, and all I can say is praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

In the process of doing research and gathering information for the purpose of drawing my conclusions, I expose myself to the most biased, intellectually dishonest, and toxic news reporting imaginable. Each day I see the comments on social media from acquaintances spouting what they heard on NPR, read in the NY Times, and saw on CNN……..and one thing is certain: They are possibly the most ill-informed people in this country, ignorant of ancient history, American history, and even recent history. They are wrapped up in their feelings, and are following ideologies and positions that are completely unsupported by logic, data, and again………history.

Where was CNN and the other “legacy” media’s outrage, or even reporting, on Obama’s attempted banning of Fox News from press briefings? Where was Jake Tapper’s and Chuck Todd’s defense of reporter James Rosen when Obama directed the National Security Agency to illegally wiretap his, and even his parents, communications? Why was that not a scandal worthy of investigation and possible impeachment? Where are the hyper, ADHD interrogations of Loretta Lynch about her possibly illegal, and definitely unethical, meeting on an airport tarmac with Bill Clinton, while active-presidential-candidate Hillary was under federal investigation?

Jake Tapper actually said a couple of weeks ago that Barack Obama’s administration was the most “scandal free” in his memory. That makes me think he must have the memory of a goldfish. Let’s do a thought exercise. I’m going to replace Barack Obama’s name with Trump’s in the following sentences :

On September 11th, 2012, anniversary of the largest terror attack on American soil, and two months before the presidential election, a terror attack occurred on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya – killing the ambassador and three other Americans.  President Trump then sent his Secretary of State and spokesperson out to face the media…….and they knowingly and intentionally lied and said that a spontaneous reaction to a film caused the “demonstration”, and that no assistance was available-even though records showed that President Trump’s orders to waiting rescue forces were to “stand down”. After the attack, no one could even account for the location of President Trump while it was happening, and still can’t. None of the facts of the terror attack were made known until after the re-election of President Trump.

Does that sound like a series of events that would make every media-douchebag’s head explode? Thought so. The truth is that we are witnessing the attempted overthrow of a constitutionally elected new government……and that the people in media, corporate America, and the entertainment industry are promoting the dissolution of our Union…..because they are idealogues addicted to cheap, illegal alien labor and “progressive” social engineering.. They want to silence free speech, disarm the public, and promote racialism just like Hitler’s Reich…..perhaps so they can make people like me wear a yellow armband with a “T” on it……….. then they can make sure we can’t own or start a business, travel freely, or speak in public.

  I implore everyone reading this to take a moment to make a decision to stand up. I know you’re afraid. I know you don’t want to lose your job or some of your friends. I realize there are people in your life who would turn venomous and hateful if you were honest about what you believe. I venture to say that your real friends will stand by you – even if they disagree – because as a friend that’s what you have done for them over the last eight years. If you have children, and you are not teaching them what you believe and value because of your fear, realize this: Others are doing it for you in the classroom, on TV shows and movies, and in the media – and they salivate over the prospect of indoctrinating them into their poisonous cabal. If you lose some folks on social media, so what? Do those people mean anything to you in your real life, or is it an ego booster or career tool?

  In order to defeat us, the forces of Global Progressivism, and their lap-dog press, must intimidate and browbeat you into cowering against them by any means necessary. I told you Trump would win in an electoral landslide, and I was right……..now I promise you this……..those of us who value freedom and the blessings of a free America outnumber them…….at least for the time being.. Stand up now, willingly, before you are put on your knees……..forcefully.

  “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”- Jim Morrison

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Take heart. There is a massive effort under way to convince you that the election results, Britain’s exit from the E.U., Freedom of Speech, common sense immigration policy, prosperity, lower taxes, the concept of American Exceptionalism, and you……………are WRONG.  Yes, the same people who told you that Hillary’s crowds of 200 were the same as Trump’s crowds of 20,000, and that Trump had a 2% ( Huffington Post Nov. 7 2016 ) chance of winning the election, are now telling you how wrong and stupid you are. Is it working? Do you believe it? Well……..I’ll tell you some stuff you have to believe in order to be a Progressive in America:

Freedom of Speech only applies to those that you agree with. Anything else is blasphemy and “hatespeech”.

You think there is anything called “hatespeech”. FYI:  I can say what I want ( even if I’m not serious)  and I CAN, and will, OFFEND YOU. Grow up, idiot.

Importing the worst elements of a foreign, hostile nation are the key to the “melting pot” that is America.

Encouraging people to move to  America and become dependent on welfare instead of facing and overcoming the corruption in their own country is kind and generous.

There are so many people confused by their hoo-hoos and ding-a-lings that we must convert every public school’s bathrooms ( from 1st grade to college ) to some weird unisex standard.

Halting, for 90 freakin’ days, immigration from hotbeds of freedom and innovation like Somalia, Yemen, and Iran is an affront on the American Dream.

Unconstitutional executive orders are great if a member of the Progressive Elite signs them, yet constitutional orders signed by anyone else are the same as declaring yourself Hitler.

Being a disgusting racist is awesome if you are part of an identity group that is approved as “oppressed”.

Republicans “obstructed” Obama from implementing his agenda, even though in the past 8 years the left got everything they wanted, without legislative approval. ( I now sickeningly realize that the Republicans could have stopped Obama’s agenda, based on the actions of the democrats post-election )

Mexico and South/Central America’s illiterate, socialist, ignorant, and impoverished poor are a net gain for America’s economic growth and health.

All 7 billion people on the face of the Earth are entitled to the protections of the American Constitution, whether they are here or not, legally or not.

Beating, spitting on, screaming at, and attempting to destroy those that politically disagree with you is valiant and courageous.

Islam and Sharia law are compatible with Western Democracy and the Constitution…………and women wearing hijabs is empowering and the sign of a true feminist.

Black hooded and masked anarchists burning and rioting in the name of Global Socialism, and funded by real-life Nazi George Soros, are really Trump supporters.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea…………don’t you?

 

“Two things are infinite………the Universe and human stupidity………and I’m not sure about the Universe” – Albert Einstein