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Binge And Purge

Here we see progressives engaging in their favorite activity-Censorship!

First, they binge on their hate and victimhood, and then they purge all those whom have offended. Why? Because words are now weapons, and thoughts are criminal……unless you’re in the right group, or groupthink, that is. Otherwise, you will be harangued, harassed, blocked, banned, or worse. Like in the case of Jeremy Hambly, a successful YouTube personality and commentator that recently attended GenCon 2018 ( a national gaming conference ) only to be ambushed and beaten for not towing the Social Justice Warrior line in his many videos.  Or the now infamous Alex Jones and his news site Infowars, not only blocked on various platforms like YouTube and Facebook, but also pulled from comments providers like DisQus, internet radio apps like Spotify, Apple, TuneIn and beyond…..all within 24 hours. In fact, the very internet infrastructure that most take for granted……email, video hosting and posting, have now been denied to Jones. This author has personally been limited and shadowbanned as well, especially by Facebook and Twitter, who classify all whom do not agree with the “Dazi”  (Progressive/Identity Politics/Social Justice/Demo-Socialist) agenda as mortal enemies.

“So what? It’s doesn’t affect me.”…..Well, actually, it does. What defines what is “news” anyway? If CNN, NBC, ABC, and all of their cable off-shoots are news, why isn’t InfoWars? Why isn’t this site? For a long time there was at least the pretension of objective news. When it was three channels and a couple of UHF’s, the lefty-progs who delivered the news made an effort – though not a heroic one- to mask their collective ideology and “report the facts”. Do you believe that’s the case now? If you do, I grieve for you and the loss of your critical thinking skills. The “news” is now a product made to sell you, sway you, and entertain you. Discerning truth from opinion is more difficult than ever.  It’s a bit like watching movies, really. If you know nothing of film production or critical reviewing ( Thanks to RedLetterMedia.com for ruining my entertainment consumption, by the way ), then the illusion is complete and enjoyable. If, on the other hand, you learn to spot the re-used tropes, plot holes, and cheap gags employed by filmmakers it is an entirely different experience….and often not for the better. I would strongly urge anyone reading this to take a critical eye to the “news” presented to you, if you’re not already, because it will also be a totally different experience….and again, often not for the better. With that mode of thinking employed, I ask you…….whom should decide what you should see or hear…you? Congress? The CEO’s located within a few square miles of California where Big Tech resides? If you didn’t guess right the first time, I’ll help….the correct answer is YOU.

The Media sets the stage for much of our society. Hollywood and Entertainment Inc. then follow suit with promoting progressive leftism. It might be the other way around, but the results are the same. Discrimination, racism and hate are running rampant, and not in the delusional way people like Rob Reiner and Rosie O’Donnell think. If you are a Trump voter, or even just a normal non-political person that is tired of the hypocrisy of social justice and the progressive left, you are a target. You can now be deemed an “unperson”, denied access to society, and assaulted and attacked. You can be barred from participating in the free flow of information and thought. In the past two years the rhetoric from the Controllers-Of-Culture has gone from zero to insanity. For a serious number of idiots out there, the call to mob violence is now completely justified….because their devoted and approved sources tell them they are righteous in their dumb and angry indignation. For these people, there is no objective self-awareness or knowledge of their own extreme hypocrisy. They are completely blind to the plot holes in the narrative that has been fed to them, so it’s easy to demonize “the other”.

Social Justice Warriors in Action!

The results of the intellectual fascism in our society is on display all around you. If those that are in control of culture can ban speech, ban access to speech and information, and sanction assault on those that they disagree with, what will be the result? If well-known people…..like Alex Jones and InfoWars, can be effectively silenced and exiled, and others – like Jeremy Hambly – can be attacked without repercussions for the perpetrators, what chance do you have?

Things are rapidly coming to a head. There are now two easily identified systems of justice and standards applied – racism is okay if you’re talking about Whitey, collusion with foreign agents and governments while spying on American citizens is cool if you worked for Barack, discrimination, censorship and digital book-burning is totally awesome if you’re a Prog, and violently assaulting people because they say words you don’t like or have ideas you disagree with is the Bee’s Knees. All of this has a definable goal……to shut you up and make you afraid. One commenter on Twitter said ” Don’t listen to this guy ( me ) you’ll just end up banned too”….well, I’m glad that coward wasn’t storming Normandy Beach in World War 2, aren’t you? If you care about avoiding, at worst ,  a second civil war, and at best a complete and total end to free access to information and the expectation of public safety – then it’s time to stand up and say something. That means speaking out and demanding a return to sane and civil public discourse, as well as uniting with others whom share your concerns. Otherwise you can sit, wait, and look forward to a yellow armband and a one-way train ride.

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984

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Victor Davis Hanson

Today I’m featuring a column by Victor Davis Hanson for three reasons. 1: I greatly admire him as a historian, and have enjoyed his work in that regard. 2: Mr. Hanson has a historical perspective that has left him immune from Trump Derangement Syndrome, and as such he maintains objectivity. And 3: As an academic he gives a long and laborious explanation of events that I have grown tired of expounding upon.

Regardless, it is interesting to see a respected and well-known intellectual finally come to the conclusions that I arrived at long ago. So….check out his column, because he’s super-smart…….and since I beat him to the truth by a mile, what’s that make me?

http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/just-how-far-will-the-left-go/

Sadly, Victor ends his essay with the same conclusion I have repeatedly come to…..that it’s going to get worse.

Dumb And Dumber

  Let’s get something out-of-the-way before I begin today’s column: If you are expecting commentary, or a defense of, the Helsinki Summit between Trump and Putin, you are about to be disappointed. First, what took place between the leaders of the U.S. and the Russian Federation was a standard meeting between world powers, and nothing spectacular took place.  Second, the “Russia Narrative” is fantasy, and nothing but an excuse for the loss of a poor candidate with a poor message. What started as a ruse to cover the criminality of the Obama administration quickly became the mechanism for the removal of a duly elected President by the Unelected Progressive Bureaucracy. Frankly, I have grown tired of arguing with  idiots about this issue, and if you still believe in the Russia fallacy – that a defeated nation with the economy of Italy, that two previous administrations ignored while it invaded Georgia and then Crimea, and that could not (outside of nukes ) pose any military threat to the U.S ( For example, the United States has 10 active aircraft carriers and Russia has one )  – all with China is on the march – then I have no desire to attempt to reverse your intellectual failings and incredible ignorance. Feel free to keep calling for nuclear war over Clinton campaign opposition-research if it floats your boat.

Russia’s Single Carrier Belching Smoke

Moving on, the Democrat party in the United States is drastically swinging left in a way that borders on insanity. I know, after eight years of the most incompetent, divisive, and corrupt administration ever undertaken….who would have thought that the political left could get crazier? Well, they are.  28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently won her Democrat primary against 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley. She’s a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, what I call a “Dazi”, and she’s like, super cool and stuff. In her recent appearance on PBS’s “Firing Line”, she was asked a series of innocent and simple questions. One query to Ocasio-Cortez was a request for clarification about her repeated assertions regarding  “the situation in occupied Palestine” and what she thought that meant. She could neither define what “occupied Palestine” was, nor how it related to geopolitics. She literally sat there looking ( and being ) stupid. Her answer was ” I’m no expert….”, even though in college she majored in international relations. Okay, so she’s dumb about foreign policy, so what?

“Dazi” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  ( Don’t take my word for it…..the link below will take you to the interview )

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/firing-line/video/alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

Well, next she went on to opine that “capitalism hasn’t always existed….and it won’t always”. I’m not sure what economic system Ocasio-Cortez thinks has created the most luxurious standard of living ever recorded in human history…….but I know, and it’s capitalism.  She then claimed that we have “unrestricted capitalism”, and spat out some Obama-like gibberish about how evil that is. Wow. Maybe she’s confused about what the word “unrestricted” means. So she’s dumb about the economy too (even though she majored in that as well), so what?

Ocasio-Cortez was then asked about her take on the current state of the economy. Easy, right? Nope. She went on to say that the low unemployment numbers are a ruse, and the truth was that it’s only because “people are working two jobs…..and 60, 70, 80 hours a week, so…”. Uh…that’s not how unemployment is calculated. Not even close. This is when I realized that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez literally knows nothing. A college graduate with a degree in economics and international relations, yet she knows absolutely nothing about either subject. How could someone who is, no offense Alexandria, this demonstrably stupid gain enough votes to win her primary? Oh, I know….. it’s because the Left is made up of babies in adult bodies, who loudly cry and have tantrums without ever really knowing anything about anything. This is what happens when someone thinks history started the day they were born, and sadly that’s a lot of folks.

If you think Ocasio-Cortez’s victory is a fluke, I have bad news for you. She’ll probably go on to win, and between now and then we are going to see more people like her. Dumb ideas and even dumber agendas. I hope you’re not tired of hearing about “social justice”, “gender equality”, “patriarchy”, “LGBTQQPP+”, and “trans issues”, because that’s what has now consumed progressive-left politics. If you don’t believe me, you can tune in to her upcoming appearance at the Facebook-sponsored  2018 Netroots Nation conference August 2-4th……….where the biggest issues of the New Left will be discussed…..namely “menstrual equality”. I’m not joking. Sigh.

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” – Mark Twain

“Taking Trump Seriously”

Many of my readers, and even negative commenters, frequently inquire as to some of the sourcing and research I do to maintain perspective and bring you my column. If you’ve got the time, and are interested, here is a presentation by the Heritage Foundation that features Tony Abbott…….former Australian Prime Minister from 2013 to 2015. It’s not exactly action-packed, but it does provide a view of Trump and America from the view of a skeptical ally. You’ll learn more about geo-politics in this presentation than in 2 years of mindlessly consuming CNN/MSNBC/ABC/FOX, guaranteed. Click on the link below:

https://www.heritage.org/asia/event/taking-trump-seriously

The Ungrateful Immigrant

Patricia Okoumou

On July 4th, in an apparent attempt at “activism”, Congolese immigrant Therese Patricia Okoumou decided to try to scale the Statue of Liberty. She made it to the top of one of Lady Liberty’s feet, where she proceeded to jeopardize the lives of several New York first responders by insisting on being removed. What was her reason for this “protest”, you ask? Why, it was the “separation of children” happening at the U.S. southern border as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration.  Let me get something out-of-the-way quickly: People who arrive illegally at the southern border with children are separated while an attempt to verify their identity is made. Why? Because those that use children for sex trafficking bring them in illegally and without corroborating identification, and “coyotes” sell children to illegal immigrants as a prop to gain entry into the U.S., and in many cases the child is then used again and again for that purpose.

Don’t tell that to the downward-spiraling Progressive Lefty, though. In their mind, all whom arrive at the border are re-incarnated saints that are incapable of fraudulent claims, criminality, or any nefarious activity. In the first-world-bored fantasy of the #Resistance, behaving like an adult and making decisions as such is akin to carving a swastika on your forehead…….when in fact the modern equivalent of that hated symbol is now the “pussy hat”. But, I’m digressing, so back to brave Patricia Okoumou. I have a very strong suspicion that she is in fact a paid agitator and another disingenuous “activist” in service of groups financed and supported by our favorite real-life Nazi collaborator and billionaire George Soros. In case you didn’t know, Soros is the non-fictional version of Blowfeld from the James Bond movies. I’m actually surprised his organization isn’t called SPECTRE.

From all of the information I could gather, which was quite difficult in the age of 90+ percent anti-Trump/anti-American media propaganda, Patricia Okoumou grew up in the Congo DR and has been residing in the United States, specifically New York, for “around a decade” while making a living as a “personal trainer”. Huh, weird right? That’s a bit vague.  Not one report on this heroine actually dug up a real story on this human political prop….they were too busy heaping #Resistance praise upon her for accomplishing nothing…………..except bolstering the positions of, and support for, Trump and his policies. I have the creeping feeling that Patricia was to be the perfect Progressive protest to Trump, as she’s a “person of color” from Africa, an immigrant, and a woman……..possibly even LGBTQQ+.  You know, all the things that Donald Trump outlawed the minute he stole the election from Hillary and crowned himself God-King-Emperor.

I laughed my ass off about Patricia Okoumou and her silly protest. I had to smile at the thought of all those Progressive and pampered white women getting the rage-vapors over how Evil King Drumpf and his Hitlerian policies had driven this poor, courageous and downtrodden symbol of American oppression to climb to the summit of Lady Liberty’s big toe. The horror!

The reason I found this act of activism from the newly-minted member ( 5 month membership in her activist group – which I will not name ) of The Resistance so tragically hilarious should be obvious. The United States is the most liberal ( in the dictionary sense, mind you ) and equitable nation on the face of the Earth. Patricia Okoumou came from one of the most horrible nations on Earth, yet is she engaged in protest of her home country? Nope. Oh, and if you don’t believe that Congo is awful, and indeed a “sh!thole country”, check out this article about the very recent United Nations report on the state of the Congo. I strongly urge you to read it in its entirety, if you can stomach it…..as you should educate yourself about the real cruelty and injustice happening in the world:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6703178/dr-congo-war-boys-rape-mothers-cannibalism-horrors/

Patricia Okoumou now lives in a literal paradise compared to where she came from, yet she only has outrage, shame, and scorn for her adopted home……….and nothing but kind words and fond memories of her childhood in the Dark Heart of Africa ” I loved to climb trees growing up….”. What a joke.  She even had the gall to wear a “White Supremacy is Terrorism” shirt at her pre-rehearsed press gaggle. Funny, I don’t see any white folks in the reports from Congo except the ones trying to help, but who cares about that, you racist!  Too bad no one asked Patricia and her lawyer how the #MeToo movement is doing in her native land…..I bet it’s a super important part of getting “woke” over there.  Seriously, Congo is Hell on Earth….a land of rape, cannibalism, torture, and twisted and evil animalism. Now let me ask you: how serious do you think these idiots are? If you are a member of #Resist and #TheResistance, how stupid, spoiled, and ignorant  are you? What right or liberty has anyone lost since the election of Donald Trump? I would assert that the only citizens whom have lost rights are those that dare to wear a #MAGA hat or a “Trump Is My President” t-shirt, or work and/or associate with the campaign or administration of Trump. Don’t agree? Then prove me wrong.

I hope this kind of intellectually dishonest and child-like “protest” continues headed into the midterm elections. As things get drastically better for the average person in the United States, the #Resist folks are going to retreat even further into their delusion. Denying reality is becoming a full-time occupation for these folks, and as they harass and assault normal people as well as attack and label the innocent as “Nazis” in order to justify their Progressive Fascism/Socialism, their political fugue will consume them entirely. As they personally collapse in on themselves, they and their poisonous Progressive ideas will be relegated to the historical dustbin. Just think…….soon they’ll have as much political power in the U.S. as a woman does in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

” The Lady doth protest too much, methinks.” – William Shakespeare ; Hamlet

Our Independence Day

 

Today, many Americans will be celebrating Independence Day as usual. Cook-outs, swimming pools, families spending time together, with American flags flying and a pre-burger prayer for those that have, and are, serving in the military. That’s great. The problem is that there will also be hordes of hateful and ignorant citizens of the United States crapping all over the country they inhabit and those who do not feel the same way they do…….and they are horrible and ignorant people who are beyond salvation.

Sorry. I know that on a day like July 4th, many want to have a good time and forget their troubles while cracking a few beers and scarfing down some over-cooked meat. Sure, I like that too, and in past 4ths, that’s exactly what has happened. This year, though, a deep and dark undercurrent of evil, and I’m not being hyperbolic, is running through our society and culture. You know what they look like, they wear “pussy hats” and they carry pre-made signs calling you a Nazi – while behaving like Nazi’s – calling for the abolishment of ICE, national borders and sovereignty, and equality of result instead of opportunity. In fact, they are calling for the end of “whiteness” whatever that is, as well as the end of capitalism and American culture. And you better not be black and a patriot either….I’m not even going to print the slurs these hateful folks have for African-Americans who have left the Progressive Plantation, as I’m sure you can guess them. Hell, they even want an end to science and facts like those related to gender and climate. In truth….if I were to list the many angry causes of America’s Progressives this essay would run on into infinity.

America is under pressure from its own “Brownshirts”…..and if they see you with a “Make America Great Again” hat, or a Trump shirt, proudly flying the American flag, working for the Trump administration or even publishing a blog like this one: Get ready to be thrown out of restaurants, thrown out of bars, have spit and feces put in your food, lose your job, and for good measure, get violently assaulted. For some reason, the political minority are emboldened to become monsters in service of their hateful ideology, when most can’t explain that ideology or rationally justify it. I personally know extremely wealthy, white liberals – whom are the ultimate beneficiaries of class privilege by the way – that own and control multimillion dollar companies yet advocate for socialism/communism and mob tyranny. These folks will have a solemn 4th of July today……busily bemoaning all of the lost rights and great hardships they have encountered and endured since November of 2016.

The Cult of The Progressive Left has moved into the “Jim Jones” phase. From “peace and love” to “drink the Kool-Aid and lie down”. If you love your country and the freedoms it has given us, they hate you. If you believe things are actually going well by most metrics……less taxes, more world peace, more people with jobs……they hate you. If you didn’t support Hillary Clinton…..they hate you. If you don’t do what they tell you, even though they have bullied and shouted you down…….yep, they hate you.

It would be nice if there was anything that would appease this awful and vocal minority of the population, but there isn’t. So, enjoy the 4th. Honor those that have fallen in defense of our individual liberty. Say a thankful prayer for the wisdom of those that founded this the greatest nation on Earth…..and for their resolution to declare their Independence from monarchial tyranny, for our benefit. Then start finding the strength to confront and squash out the enemies within, because they are legion…..and they don’t want to stand for the American flag and honor its history, or even have an America at all. It took a bloody war to make our Independence Day mean something…..and it may take another one for it to continue to. Happy Independence Day.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…” – The Declaration of Independence