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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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

 

Resist!

No….I haven’t lost 40 IQ points and become an Ashley Judd/Shia LaBeof drone, but I  have decided to co-opt their ridiculous, mindless slogan. It’s telling that the signs urging you to “resist” don’t say what you are supposed to be resisting, because that would require some critical thinking on the part of the resistor.

So what are we resisting today? Vetting immigrants from Syria? Enforcing the border? Not using tax dollars for abortions in foreign countries? Pulling the U.S. out of massive debt to hostile nations? Where people can go potty, as if anyone cares? Deporting criminal aliens? It appears what we are resisting is having a depth of thought beyond knee-jerk progressive sloganeering and virtue signaling.

Every morning I pull up my daily grind of mainstream media “news”, and every day I am greeted by a mindless conglomeration of progressive opinion politics draped in the costume of “journalism”.  I laughed pretty hard at Yahoo’s headlines today, including the following….. “U.S. economic growth weakest in 5 years”. To the “resist” crowd that implies that Trump is hurting the economy after less than 2 weeks in  office……..yet when you actually read the article, it details that in fact it was the last quarter of the Obama administration that had record low growth at 1.6 percent. Of course Obama never grew the economy at even 3 percent at any time, but nevermind that. Trump is president, so you are to believe that it’s his fault. I guess it’s like how everything Obama screwed up was Bush’s fault, even 7 years into his vacation…..oops, I mean presidency.

What about the “Women’s March” last weekend…… what was that resisting? Freedom of thought? Do the women that took part in this spectacle know who funded and promoted it, and why? Do  they know it was George Soros funded, and sponsored by Islamic Sharia “rights” groups? Hijabs, stonings, and having a male escort…… you’re soooooo progressive, ladies!

In fact….that seems to be the problem with many of America’s youth and all of America’s progressives. They quote meaningless slogans ( He will not divide us, Resist, Women’s rights, Trump is Hitler, et cetera and ad nauseam ) while posting selfies on Facebook, all without any clue that they are mindless pawns for the Globalist Elite who want a weakened America mired in civil unrest – so that they may profit in terms of money and power.

I wonder if the ladies and emasculated boys in attendance at the Women’s marches know that they were supporting and applauding heroes like featured speaker Donna Hylton – who spoke about what a victim of white, male oppression she has been. Donna should know all about what being a victim is like, especially since she spent 27 years in prison for kidnapping, torturing, and killing a 62 year old white man.  How appropriate that her and her accomplice butt-raped their victim with a metal bar and crushed his testicles with pliers, all while starving and burning him.  (* World Net Daily and Psychology Today-Donna Hylton profile ) How poetic that she now does the same thing to America….metaphorically, of course.

It would be a good idea for people to follow one simple rule before becoming a brainless social justice warrior…….where does the money come from? Find out who is paying for your manufactured outrage and why.  One-World Globalists want an American Public too stupid and distracted to “resist” them, and media moguls like Mark Zuckerberg want bottom-dollar immigrants to fill their corporate ranks because they’re cheap. Does anyone think Zuckerberg, who displaces Hawaiian natives and builds massive walls around his many multi-million dollar compounds, actually cares about the plight of illegals? No…..he has a business model dependent on a horde of H1B visa holders from India, that’s why.

If people would simply follow the money, and actually do some research into who is organizing and funding their never-ending grievance parades, we would all be better off. We would also be better off if people in this country could put their emotions and smartphones away and actually think about the bigger picture for a minute or two. I don’t think this will happen though…..mostly because those that “resist” are self-absorbed, spoiled, pampered products of a dumbed-down education that only really care about virtue-signaling and perfecting their faux-life profile on Facebook. Resist indeed…..we will resist YOU.

“Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

What Is It Good For?

Enough is enough. Russia did not hack voting machines and put Trump in office. Russia did not turn blue states into red states. Russia did not vote out Democrat Progressives in over 1000 legislative seats and put over a dozen Democrat Governors out on the street. Russia did not vote Democrats out of a majority in the House and Senate.

If Russia did hack anything, it was John Podesta, Huma Abedin, and Hillary Clinton. The interesting part is that the blind partisans claiming Russian “interference” cannot address what exactly that means. Are Podesta’s emails fake? Are Hillary’s? Have they denied the unethical and criminal behavior exposed by Wikileaks? Nope.

Who knew that when a criminal is caught, it is actually the fault of those that exposed the crimes, not a result of the crime committed by the criminal! The issue is that the hard left is more angry at the people responsible for exposing their crimes than those that committed them.

Now the CIA,  under John Brennan’s  leadership, is acting on American soil to undermine an election. Brennan is an Obama appointee that keeps a prayer rug in his office and refused to be sworn into his office on a Bible. Did you even know that? Did you know he wants to “brief” electors before they cast their vote, yet has refused a request by Congress to appear and give them the same briefing?

What about idiots like fired and disgraced Keith Olbermann? He reads a teleprompter (while pretending to be so-outraged-I’m-yelling) on a webcast calling for “extreme and drastic measures” to prevent Trump from taking office, “by any means necessary”. Is that not a threat? Is it not stoking the nuts in an attempt to provoke a violent act? I opposed Obama from the moment he announced his candidacy. I argued with Progressives I knew that he was shady and inexperienced, a leftist radical that at the very least would run us into debt and at worst turn America into a weakened, globalist European-style soft tyranny. Well, I was right about him, yet I cannot find any examples of mainstream media figures and outlets calling for “extreme and drastic measures”. I do not remember the CIA attempting a coup on the American public through lies and misinformation.

Did Russia put us 20 trillion dollars in debt? Did they put over 95 million working age Americans out of the labor force, causing a real unemployment rate of over 30 percent? (or maybe you didn’t know Obama changed the way we calculate the unemployment rate, not counting anyone who isn’t collecting an unemployment check?) Did Russia pass an unconstitutional Government healthcare mandate in a 3000+ page bill that no one read?

Maybe the left missed it, but we have become weak, indebted, and militarily stretched beyond our capabilities. So their answer is to subvert an election and start a new World War with Russia, who they historically have elevated? Maybe they don’t know that Russia has more nukes and soldiers, and that unlike America, Russia fought a war on its own soil only 70 years ago that cost them millions of lives. Who are the sons, daughters, and grandchildren of these progressives that will go fight in the war they are stoking? Why do they praise and pay off Iran, ignore China’s man-made island building and region threatening, but provoke Russia?

I only wish that the Progressive Left had fought for America’s citizens and their interests in the last decade like they are fighting against them now. We are witnessing the temper tantrum of a group of people who have always gotten everything they want, and as a result of losing an election are willing to sentence millions to untold suffering……..for what? So Hillary Clinton can bring her corruption to the White House again? So foreign lobbyists and power brokers can continue to buy our government? So we can have more social engineering that we borrow from China to achieve? So we can have a corrupt Congress pass more bills that we get to read only after they pass them?

I don’t think Russia is our friend, but when it comes to mortal enemies…..America’s all full up. We are dealing with idealogues and fools who fail to recognize that they are the result of the freedom, safety, and opportunity that America once provided its citizens. Like the fascists and tyrannies they claim to oppose, they seek to limit your speech, opportunities, and freedom. After the past eight years America is faced with a huge pile of feces, yet it seems that many of these people have developed an affinity for the smell, and are desperately attempting to prevent it from being cleaned up.  What a bunch of jerks.

 

“He then gave the order to advance the standards and led out his troops, expostulating on the folly of a people which was incompetent to manage its own affairs because of internal strife and discord, but yet thought fit to prescribe limits to peace and war for others.”
  Titus Livius – A History Of Rome, 1st Century A.D.

Hysterics and Hypocrites

It would be kinda funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and dangerous.

Just a couple of points today……. I have been in a state of disbelief since November 9th, not because Trump won ( I called it early ), but because progressives have been committing intellectual suicide while trying to pretzel-twist logic into their warped worldview. Let me get this straight; John Podesta illegally uses a Gmail (really!!??) account to  conduct business with Clinton  (a.k.a. Secretary Sourgrapes), who herself used an illegal private server, and gets “hacked”. Then their unethical and criminal actions are leaked for all to see and………….it’s Russia’s fault? Sure.

Since the election, Universities and their staff have been providing counseling to disturbed adult-infants who are the product of an unserious and worthless “education”. What I would love to see is these same students realizing they have indebted themselves for life for an education that has not taught them critical thinking, civics, classical logic, or a marketable skill. How appropriate it is that young ignorants, Hollywood, and the progressive left have adopted the Safety Pin as their logo…….I guess they don’t realize that safety pins are used to  keep crap in diapers.

I’m also concerned at the frantic attempt to either reignite the  Cold War, or start a Hot War, with Russia. Huh? I’ve listened to the left mock anyone who viewed Communism unfavorably my whole life, in addition to pushing for Marxism/Socialism in every aspect of American politics…… but now these same people ( who loved Socialist-Moscow Honeymooner Bernie Sanders? ) are terrified of a non-existent “Red Scare”. It’s getting super confusing. So China’s our buddy….Iran’s our buddy…..but Russia hates Clinton? Didn’t she give Putin twenty percent of our Uranium? Didn’t she and Obama give Iran, Russia’s trading partner, billions of dollars and a nuclear greenlight, all while Iran was killing Americans and our allies, taking U.S. sailors hostage, and ransoming captives for illegal cash? I guess the Corpse-Otherwise-Known-As-John-McCain and his not-so-secret lover Lindsey Graham ignore all that while trying to get us into yet another neverending war.

All while CNN and it’s cultlike worshippers don’t report that the stock market has literally reached a new record high EVERY DAY since Trump was elected, and companies are keeping jobs in America……….and he hasn’t even taken office.

Obama and the left now are concerned that Trump is questioning the funding, budget, and intelligence of the CIA. What? These are the same people that have vilified the CIA in speeches, interviews, policy decisions, and made them the “bad guy” in every movie Hollywood has ever made ( Jason Bourne anyone? ), yet now they completely trust the purveyors of Blacksites and Waterboards? Weird.

The icing on the cake is the fake “fake news” meme. Let me get this right……any news outlet that serves the globalist progressives is “real news”, and any outlet that doesn’t is fake, and we must censor them? What is TMZ, People magazine, and Yahoo going to do…..or are they “real news”? You know, like The View.

I’m glad that Obama, who notoriously skipped a majority of his briefings and didn’t even show up for work until 10 am, and who stuck taxpayers with over 300 million dollars in vacation spending,  decided to criticize the President-Elect on the prestigious and serious news forum of…………wait for it……..The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 

The only upside of the actions of the Establishment is this: Keep it up ,because the dumber you sound, and more childish you behave, the more ordinary people will realize  how ignorant and corrupt you are. So just keep on cryin’…… because the only thing you could elect Hillary Clinton to be was President of California.

“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”- Noam Chomsky

 

I Know You Are……But What Am I

You’ve probably heard it. You may have even been called one to your face. You know that it’s been implied, suggested, and outright accused.  It’s the last pathetic attack of an  idiot, possessed of a weak mind, and dispossessed of a valid argument. It’s the final, feeble platform the globalist left has to brow-beat you back to sleep and servitude. What is it, you say? Well, here it is, even though you may have already guessed it :

“You’re a/That is………. Racist!”

 Since race has become a ridiculously dangerous third-rail in today’s America, this accusation has become the supposed be-all, end-all silver bullet that will slay the progressive’s scariest monster……..American Individualism. The funny part, if there is one, is that the boobs that sling this accusation and label the most, are the ones making it meaningless.  Just like the fabled Boy Who Cried Wolf too easily and too often……so it is with the old progressives and the college-indoctrinated youth. What these folks seem to not realize is that the misuse and mischaracterization of the racism charge was, in part, responsible for millions going to the polls on November 8th.

  Barack Obama’s eight years in office, and his divide-and-conquer racial politics, have turned the “Melting Pot” into a Salad Bar, where everything is divided and separated into its own little compartments.

It’s been infuriating and depressing to see the message of our Great Experiment, that all are created equal, destroyed by those that wish to cement their own power by grouping you into a grievance class……by color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and by politically correct identity politics. What’s worse is that those who think like this may be lost forever……..as it appears they are incapable of the critical thinking skills required to change, or are so ignorantly prideful of their stupidity that changing would be too massive a blow to the ego.

  Take the following quote from a “friend” on Facebook upset about Hillary’s election loss:   “We elected a racist. It will be found out that Trump won without a single vote from African-Americans, LGBTQ’s, Hispanics, or women…”. Leave aside that it was “found” that Trump won a bigger percentage of those groups than previous Republicans, and the most electoral votes of a Republican since 1988……….read the quote again; does anything stand out?  This is a perfect example of how deluded and dangerously stupid the Social Justice Warrior is……….they decry and scream racism, yet in their own words and thoughts they separate all of us into groups based on race, identity, sexuality and ethnicity! 

 When I attempt to point out to these people, that by their very thought process and statements, they are guilty of what they claim to despise, they lose it. Seriously…….every single time they lose their freakin’ minds, double-down on their identity politics, and then call me a Nazi racist. This is the danger of the kind of progressive ideology that has taken over the left in the last decade, and we are all paying the price for it.  The only good thing coming out of these hysterics is that the attacks and tactics are beginning to backfire.

  I, for one, am unafraid to tell the screaming SJW and tired, old Progressive the truth about what I believe…….because I know it’s the truth. I believe that people should be judged, “not on the color of their skin but on the content of their character”. I believe in an individual, any individual, being rated on their merit. I believe that “all men are created equal”, and that all are to be treated equally under the law. I don’t see anyone as anything but my fellow human being, and for the sake of my country,  my fellow American. I don’t care who you sleep with, who you vote for, where you came from, what does or doesn’t dangle between your legs, or how much sunlight you reflect.

   It is not racist to want immigration laws enforced.  If all those entering the country illegally were white, I would still be outraged over the massive issues that their illegal presence creates. The color and nationality of the invaders matters not, only that they are in violation of the law, using billions in public services, voting illegally, crowding emergency rooms, clogging highways, committing crimes, and refusing to speak our language and assimilate into our National Culture.  Because I believe Islam is incompatible with our Republic, and by very definition an enemy of freedom, doesn’t make me racist…..why? Because Islam is not a race. Mocking spoiled athletes and celebrities that cry racism while being adored by millions and raking in millions doesn’t make me a racist……..but saying that only Black Lives Matter is. Opposing the destructive, costly, lead-from-behind, policies of Obama and the progressive left doesn’t make me a racist, it makes me an American.

 For all those that insist we all be separated into tribes that do nothing but squabble and claim victimhood, I have the following words, written by greater men than I :

“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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…….” – the Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776

The Writing on The Wall

I want to congratulate the Americans who went to the polls and voted to end the Globalist’s stranglehold on the United States. It was a long night, made longer by the disbelief of media pundits…… and their hope that a box of a million or so Clinton ballots would appear. In my opinion, it must have been a true landslide…..think of all the sanctuary states and cities that either require no I.D. to vote, or blatantly allow illegal aliens to vote. Thankfully, enough spine was still left in the citizenry to prevent a globalist, fascist presidential term from the progressive left.

  Another lesson of this election is that the Establishment, that makes up the Uniparty, has also been rebuked.  It was telling to see Karl Rove have a spiteful little fit on live television last night……actually arguing with Tucker Carlson about how Trump needs to kiss the ring of Paul Ryan before proceeding with his presidency. We have put the rats into a ship-sinking frenzy, and they are gnashing their teeth in panic……..and I love it.

  But…..all that said, I’m glad the race is over, and I truly hope that there can now be some semblance of a unified effort amongst the American People to move forward.  I am glad that Trump was conciliatory in his acceptance……and I will give Hillary Clinton credit for her concession speech, arguably the best of her career.

  The policies of the last eight years have been endured by all and rejected by many. The Writing is On The Wall……the people have spoken, and they have delivered Donald Trump a mandate, and at the same time taken a stand against the failed policies of Progressivism. We’ve had our revolution……. now the real work will begin in restoring the American Dream. 

 

Mene[: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.

Tekel[: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. – Daniel 5 : 26