The Collapse

This is your country.

For a brief moment following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, people of all stripes were joined in disgust and sadness. Sadly, that moment quickly passed. In my previous column, I detailed the event as well as the need for law enforcement to re-examine it’s policies and practices. However, in the days since, major cities in the United States have devolved into rioting, looting, and violence. With mainstream corporate media, forever devoted and engaged in radical leftist politics, spurring on the mayhem while excusing the behavior of criminal rioters.

Leftist politicians, celebrities, and media personalities have decided to stand on the side of anarchy, ironically for pure power-grab politics and profit. Cities, states, and towns controlled and neglected by the left have become warzones, and the trendy hypocrites and virtue signalers have assembled in force in an attempt to deflect from the truth. What is the truth? That the insidious lies of identity politics, diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality have sewed the wind, and in many places across the country, we are reaping the whirlwind. In the madness of the #resistance, leaders across the nation are guilty of dereliction of duty in their quest to remove the Bad Orange Man.

Peaceful protests

In the closing lines of my last column, I asked if law enforcement was willing to stand up against the bad apples in their midst. Well, in the wake of the past week, they haven’t had the opportunity because nihilistic and anarchist thugs have decided to demonstrate their ignorant rage.  What should be national unity has become the beginning of race and class war. What should be a careful and serious examination of the citizen’s relationship with it’s leaders and law enforcement agencies has devolved into chaos.

Good job, idiots.

To those that think this will devolve into some kind of civil war that you recognize from history, you are wrong. There will be no banners and flags, no orderly lines of combat. To the people that think declaring themselves “allies” to racists and thugs while engaging in meaningless virtue signaling will exclude them from violence, you are wrong as well.  If good people, of all races and religions, do not stand on the side of stopping the violence in the streets, America is over.

Also ,if  you are someone that uses the language of “my people, our people” and “them” and “they”, I have bad news for you…you are a racist, regardless of the group you identify with or are characterizing.

On a final note: If you’re a good person that has bent the knee to these protests, and is legitimately concerned about issues of race, police violence, and the subjugation of civil rights, I understand. If you are someone that is unhappy with the current system of justice in the United States and want to change it for the better, I understand. But know this, by endorsing, ignoring, or advocating what’s happening on American streets you are going to indeed get “change”, but I assure you it won’t be the kind you like. If and when martial law is activated, freedom as you have known it will completely disappear, along with any civil rights you now enjoy. Get ready.

” But mark my words. This war will not be fought on the frontier or on some distant battlefield, but amongst us… amongst our homes. Our children will learn of it with their own eyes, and the innocent will die with the rest of us.” – Benjamin Martin, The Patriot 

 

To Punish And Enslave

Regardless of race, run!

On Monday, May 25th, four members of the Minneapolis Police Department – namely Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Keung – arrested 46 year old George Floyd after receiving a call alleging that Floyd had passed a counterfeit twenty dollar bill at a nearby store. A bystander to the arrest filmed the encounter, and in the recording – which is disgusting, and I will not play it here because I believe it to show the man’s wrongful death – we see MPD officer Derek Chauvin essentially murder Mr. Floyd. Here’s a picture from the footage:

MPD Officer Derek Chauvin

For almost 10 minutes, Chauvin crushed the neck of Floyd while the alleged counterfeiter repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe while displaying obvious medical distress. The other three officers stood by, and instead of helping Mr. Floyd, they threatened bystanders who were asking them to stop. Heartbreakingly, George Floyd likely died during the encounter, shortly after begging for his mother. The vitriol and callousness of the officers on scene, especially officer Chauvin, were clearly visible, and Chauvin even appears to continually and unneccesarily shift his weight to apply more pressure to Floyd’s neck. It is a painful thing to watch, yet the officers seemed completely unconcerned that their actions were being recorded, probably because they engage in this type of behavior all the time. I make that assertion because Chauvin is the recipient of a dozen conduct complaints, none of which earned him any disciplinary action.

One can guess what happened next. Minneapolis has become a riotous warzone, with looting, rioting, and lines of militarized police responding with force. Hundreds of miles away in Los Angeles people also took to the streets to riot and loot, even destroying a couple of police cars. While I do not agree with innocent businesses being looted and destroyed, I completely agree that something must be done, and it has nothing to do with what color you are, it has much more to do with the pervasive “us versus them” mindset that is rampant in American law enforcement.

 

Police in America have become something they were never meant to be, and contrary to the gross racial narrative being pushed by mainstream media like CNN, the real truth is worse than some idiotic race-baiting. That angle is only pushed because it takes the focus off of the real problem, and makes the people responsible for what the police have become appear blameless. For example, in 2019, 1,004 people were shot and killed by police. The breakdown is 370 whites, 235 blacks, 158 Hispanic, 39 “other”, and 202 “unknown”. Those facts do not support the race narrative, yet those responsible for police corruption are happy to feed it to you in order to divide the public and gain political advantage.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/police-shootings-2019/

 What the narrative fails to ask is: Who is the Minneapolis Police Department Chief, who appointed him, and who has approved of and endorsed the department’s behavior? The Media narrative would have you believe that these police are a bunch of hillbilly, redneck MAGA types that can’t wait to literally stomp on innocent black folks. In truth, in Minneapolis and Minnesota, in cities and towns across the country where police abuses are most heinous and frequent, leftist and democrat policies and politicians are in charge. And also contrary to the Media narrative, most police chiefs are liberal democrats that stock their forces with corrupt union thugs that are only too happy to ignore their oath to the constitution in favor of illegal orders from Mayors, City Councils, and Governors. Just a quick look at the states continuing to impose illegal lockdowns, and using police stormtroopers to enforce them, will tell you just which political philosophy leads to abuse. Don’t believe me? Minnesota is deep blue, with a democrat Governor, Lt. Governor, and the infamous race-baiting Keith Ellison (D) as State Attorney General. Minneapolis is deep blue as well, with MPD police chief Medaria Arradondo ( a self-described “change agent” ) having been appointed by previous Mayor Betsy Hughes (D), overseen by current Mayor Jacob Frey (D), and approved by a city council comprised of 12 democrats and 1 Green Party member.

Everywhere you can see the abuse of power by police. For the last three years, corrupt and lawless federal police, the FBI, CIA, NSA, you name it, have been engaged in unconstitutional and illegal behavior. From James Comey and James Clapper to FBI agents like Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, law enforcement has morphed into something akin to the Mafia, a “Cosa Notra”, or “our thing”, that knows no duty or law other than abusing their positions for more power. The power to destroy political opponents, settle petty personal crusades, and completely disregard the rights of American citizens starts at the top, and unsurprisingly it has trickled down into all of law enforcement.

The political right in this country is not blameless, either. The tired mantra of “it’s not all cops”, “the good people that make up the FBI”, and “we respect and support law enforcement” is responsible as well. Sure, it may not be all cops, federal agents and intelligence officers, but it might as well be. Why? Because evidently it’s enough of them to completely negate the actions of those that honor their oaths. When the occasional police officer comes forward to expose corruption or illegality, the Thick Blue Line makes sure they lose their jobs, reputation, and livelihood. It seems that “just following orders” is now the oath that is placed above all others, and history shows that to be a pathetic excuse for trampling the rights of others. People who lean right or libertarian are predisposed to expect law enforcement to be honorable and trustworthy, and in our current climate that can literally be a fatal mistake.

Really?

It’s beyond time to cast a distrustful and scornful eye on those that hold the power to imprison you and take your property or life. It’s time to question whether transferring multiple-tour combat veterans of Bush’s and Obama’s unending wars into domestic police forces is wise. It’s time to strip domestic law enforcement of surplus military weapons and gear that has become commonplace, because the mentality that comes with it is not healthy to maintaining a good relationship between a nation’s citizens and it’s police. Because nothing good can come out of the current state of America’s law enforcement.  And to those honorable and good cops or to the readers of this column that disagree with my position, it’s time to step up and prove that you actually believe in and honor the phrase “to protect and serve”…instead of “to punish and enslave”.

“A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.” – Alexander Hamilton

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Stan Lee

Charlottesville

I’m not going to engage in any defense of any of the idiots that descended on Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. By any name, fascist and racist political groups deserve no quarter in the arena of public debate. What strikes me as ironic is the reaction of mainstream media over this madness……..the same folks who have ignored racial political violence in the past few years have finally become enraged over Charlottesville.

Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists are pieces of dogshite. People who engage in violence to further their political goals are dogshite. People who make shields and clubs in their parent’s basements to take to political events are sad, human garbage. People who put values and belief in the most horrendous and murderous movements in history, like Hitler’s Socialism and Stalin or Mao’s Communism, are sad and pathetic creatures. When America’s system of education has churned out people who reject Capitalism and Individualism in favor of Socialism and Communism, and who identify as a member of a victim group or grievance class, it has failed.

For several years now I have written extensively on the danger and folly of Identity Politics. What we are now witnessing is the only outcome that a victimhood mentality can generate. Everyone engaged in this violence has something in common……namely that Identity and Political bent are based on your race, class, and group of grievance. When we sanction special treatment or special punishment based on Identity, we are allowing and encouraging this type of chaos and violence.

There is only one solution to the mounting problems of Identity and Racial Politics, and that is the same solution proposed by our Founders: That all are created equally in the eyes of our Creator, and that the rights of the Individual are greater than that of the Collective. Only when every American sees themselves and others as Individuals – deserving of respect and value – equal in opportunity and not outcome – can the events that occurred in Virginia be avoided.  Instead of falling for the controlled demolition of our Union by forces intent on dividing us, ask yourself: Who benefits from this? If you are reading this and you are a believer in Identity Politics, ask yourself: If my current philosophy is played through to its end, where will it lead?

If you cannot judge someone by the content of their individual character instead of the color of their skin, no matter what that color may be……..you are the problem, period.

 

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

The True Blues

People on the left are completely missing the point about what has happened in Baltimore. Police are not on a crusade to treat inner-city black people with disrespect and randomly  gun them down. I have a strong suspicion that all the riots and gnashing of teeth are just a convenient excuse to grab a few handfuls of looted merchandise and a big screen television. Agree? Well……

People on the right are completely missing the point about what has happened in Baltimore. Police are not on a crusade to treat people with respect and sometimes they randomly gun them down. I have a strong suspicion that anyone who thinks that the guy injured in the police van did it to himself is delirious.

You see… everyone in the debate on radio and television is propping up the straw man they have an investment in. I see the guy who lives in the White House trying to foment the racial divide in this country in order to create two things. First, a permanent victim class dependent on government and perpetually disgruntled. Second, a permanent victimizer class that is afraid to speak or act yet funds the victim class. Both groups are forgetting that, whatever the reason, anytime someone in government opens their mouth with a solution that “benefits all of us”, what they are really saying is, ” Hey idiots, I’m about to use something to inflame you and then manipulate you so I can have more of your money and even more power.”.

This is why I despise both the republican and democrat parties. Out of those two I prefer republican only because they at least occasionally pretend to believe in our founding documents and ideals. But the truth is that NO ONE in government, local, state or federal, has your best interests at heart, only their own. It’s why I laugh at the hippies who want a communist/socialist type system where everyone get’s “what’s fair”.  Who decides what that is, exactly? The Clinton’s would say that five hundred thousand dollars for a 30 minute “talk” in Backyakistan is fair.

Where police are concerned, in every city, state, and town, no matter the size and racial make up, there is a “color” issue. That color is Blue…….and it’s Blue against everyone else. See, they don’t look at you as black, white, yellow or brown. You are simply one of “them”. You and I are seen as little petulant, disobedient, children who neither give or deserve any respect above what the bare minimum requires. Only those who have had the luck of never running afoul of a policeman blindly support modern law enforcement in America. Are there exceptions to this? Of course. But when dealing with individuals who, at their discretion, can take your liberty, livelihood, and reputation, a much higher overall standard must be met and maintained.

Another issue with police in this country is this: Why do we have fully armed revenue agents sitting on roads and highways collecting fines and issuing tickets? I really don’t want the stormtrooper who has been trained in the use of deadly force sitting around trying to catch me at 80 in a 65. And in turn, I don’t want the out of shape ticket-writer showing up to get me out of a hostage situation. So yes, there needs to be some reworking of the way the police work, but I very strongly suggest that centralizing control to the federal government is an extremely bad idea. My challenge still stands to anyone who can name just one thing the federal government does well, if at all. It certainly doesn’t win wars, protect the border, and insure my rights…. and frankly that’s the only three things it should do.

The thing I find most troubling is the ease in which our elites shift our focus. Because while we are talking about Baltimore, and the role of police nationwide, we are not talking about what I think are bigger issues. Don’t be fooled, that is exactly the goal. Our leaders are NOT talking about the problems we are facing globally that will affect all of us in the very near future. Iran’s nuke, the growing Caliphate, Europe under Islamic siege, illegal immigration, disintegration of national culture, and let’s not forget the enormous growing debt that weighs like a millstone around our collective necks.

So yes, let’s talk about what needs to change concerning police in America. Whether it’s body cameras, or a shift in policy and attitude, changes are needed. My point is that they must come from the local level. Turning police into a national subsidized federal force is exactly what our leadership wants, and exactly what our founders feared. Let’s not allow Washington to “fix” another problem for us. Like they did immigration, debt, corruption, and healthcare.