Wisdom Or We’s Dumb?

Out of respect for the families and victims of the Florida school shooting, I have not commented on the events of that day. After witnessing the disgusting displays of naked propaganda at the CNN “town hall” event however, the time for silence is over. Warning……I will not be handing out sympathy and understanding for the gross, scripted, and horrid statements made by some of the survivors and their newly found politician friends. The poor kids that survived this ordeal, and whom will deal with awful mental trauma, of course deserve empathy……but that sentiment quickly fades when some of those kids, and the parents that they are poorly served by, become useful idiots in service of a cynical political agenda.  The previous week has been filled with adolescent vitriol and immature, arrogant posturing, and I’m left with the realization that those pushing the progressive agenda are at best ignorant, and at worst………really, really, dumb. Where are the adults in any debate currently going on in the United States?

I really do hate to say any of this. It would be nice if the never-ending tantrum that has overtaken what used to be the “left” would stop, but since November 2016 the childish fits and machinations have grown ever-more-intense. It’s become very obvious that the “resistance” is to everything……and those participating in it can be broken down into two groups – clueless servants and their knowing masters. Sadly, the reaction to the most recent school shooting is further demonstrating this fact. All due respect, really…….but what thinking, adult parent would speak about gun control policy at a CNN propaganda event just days after losing a child? What thinking, adult parent would allow their child……whom had just survived and/or been involved in a school shooting……to speak politically and arrogantly at such an event? This whole debacle is indicative of a larger trend that has been gaining steam over the past decade, and we are witnessing the culmination of it. It’s the “kids are wise, innocent, and have the solutions to society’s most important issues” philosophy……..and it means doom.

In case you didn’t know, kids aren’t “wise”. Nor are they particularly smart. Sure, those of us who have kids love them and think they’re the greatest……but regardless of whether they have an 80 IQ or a 180 IQ, they are unformed, and incomplete, human beings. The failed and disastrous “self-esteem based” parenting strategies of the past 20 years are bearing fruit, and it’s rotten. What many people forget is that it’s not just the kids……it’s their parents. The parents whom have bought into this toxic and suicidal philosophy are responsible for the greatest failure – of educating and creating productive members of society – that has ever been known. The appalling stupidity of the modern American high school student is profound, and it can be singularly blamed on the decision to teach “self-esteem” and “activism” instead of critical thinking. The boring, yet productive, method of teaching facts, mathematics, and history have been replaced by instructing “victimhood” and entitlement…….and it’s not working.

The parent that mindlessly sends their kid off to public school expecting them to be protected and educated – without their input, concern, or involvement – is part of the problem. Another part of the problem is a school system mostly devoid of any ethical standards, discipline, morality, or even classical instruction. Activist schools hiring activist teachers only make activist students…….so why is anyone surprised at what we’re seeing? The question then becomes, “Why the instant, and crass, move to use this shooting as a knee-jerk motive for destroying the 2nd Amendment?”. Because the progressive left has no shame, and frankly, neither do some of these kids and their parents. The simple fact that until you’re out of your teens your brain is physically incapable of good decision-making is evidently lost on those calling for us to “listen to the kids”. Besides, as long as the U.S. globally ranks 17th in education and 2nd in social ignorance, I’d say it’s the “kids” that need to do more listening.

The police knew of the shooter, and had been called to his residence 39 times in the previous year. The FBI had been made aware of his online threats to become a “professional school shooter”. People knew he was screwed up, gathering weapons and behaving maliciously. The school knew of his problems, as he was expelled……with written communications directing officials to not allow him onto school property “with a backpack”. Is it the fault of an inanimate object that no one did their job, including the school’s armed Resource Officer, who cowered outside? Were any of the shooter’s fellow students part of a bullying problem, if so do they bear part of the blame? Banning guns will never happen in the United States, so what’s the goal and ultimate aim? What compromise or solution do these newly-minted Parkland Shooting Activists propose, or is it just an excuse to shout at the NRA and 2nd Amendment proponents? Is it the fault of violent video games, or the parents that allowed their kid to have access to them? Before you say I’m not willing to compromise on a possible solution, I’ll agree to the following: raise the age of purchasing a weapon to twenty-one years old……….and at the same time raise the voting age to the same.  Deal? I mean, it’s all about protecting the “kids”, right?

 

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” – Adolph Hitler

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The Crying Game

 

Ahh the pandering. Used to be it had to actually be an election year to see the kind of blatant, disgusting pandering I see happening all around me. Oh, and by the way, will someone please ask Jeb (aka the dumb one) Bush just how much, if at all, he cares about American citizens? Or maybe ask him how the second largest source of income, outside of oil revenues, to Mexico is American dollars sent home by illegal aliens?  Let that sink in for a moment. It’s not just him either. Hillary Clinton, Smartest Woman in the World ( wow ladies, truly she’s not the best you can do ), is also busy promising goodies and amnesty to Mexico’s income earners.

I have to stop and laugh out loud for just a moment. With all due respect I have to make a pretty obvious point. Jeb Bush is an idiot. And no, that’s not my opinion, it’s fact. He’s made comments about how having a Mexican wife has given him a special insight into relating to Mexicans…..I mean hey, he even put himself down as a Hispanic on his 2009 voter registration form. I can imagine the kind of out-of-touch, juvenile, pre-pubescent mindset you would have to have to do something like that. It’s like genetically being a dude but checking “female” on your voter registration form. Oh wait, some people actually do that. See what I mean?

Without getting into the hundreds of paragraphs I could write regarding there being any other Bush family member running for president, let me just say this: NO. Just go away Jebster, just go away. Because if you think people stayed home instead of showing up to vote for Mitt ” dog-on-the-roof” Romney, my guess is that you’ll see tumbleweeds blowing through the parking lot of your local elementary school voting precinct. No one, and I seriously mean that, NO ONE will vote for Jeb Bush. Only the same big money, one percent douchebags who pay Karl Rove’s salary will check the box next to his name. Besides, that’s just what we need……bland, milquetoast, wishy-washy, vaguely old fashioned, nursing home Republicanism that identifies with the Barbarian Horde instead of my friends and family.

On the other hand, sadly, is Hillary Clinton. Can I just say, once for the record, REALLY? I lived through the Clinton presidency in the 90’s and I can honestly say this;  Bill Clinton was O.K……. in the sense that  he was, and is, a real piece of crap politically. He had the same, stale,  “Dixie Democrat” ideas that he had as Arkansas governor. The good, and bad, thing about Bill Clinton was his morals, or lack thereof. If a statue of Old Wild Bill were commissioned, it would be him sans pants at the presidential podium, starry-eyed intern underneath, with one hand giving a thumbs up and the other with a spittle-laced finger pointing skywards in order to best determine the shifting winds of his political base. But hell, at least he was an American and proud of it.

His wife, on the other hand, is a bitter, 1960’s type feminist radical. After growing up privileged and coddled by the very system she seeks to destroy, Hillary Rodham took a big one for the team and hitched her wagon to her exact opposite. Yes, she would put up with the philandering, drunken, I’ll kiss your baby and your teenage daughter, Bill Clinton to get what she wants, and that is the presidency. Aside from the fact that Shrill-Hill would sell a baby’s soul to Satan for a few more bucks, which is disturbing in the sense that she’s already loaded, what has she ever done to qualify for the office? I mean sure, the Manchurian Candidate this country elected the last two times has pretty much (with the help of Turkeyneck McConnell and Johnny Boner in Congress) destroyed the office and the balance of power.

I find it a horrible state of affairs. The Assumed Aristocracy that now rules us completely has grown so lazy, so indifferent and apathetic, that it isn’t even attempting to fool those of us that still have brains. A dud from the family that won’t go away, and a crusty maven from the other family that won’t go away. It’s really very humorous. A political fight between the Clintons and the Bushes is, and would be, nothing but a big show for all of us rubes. Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly represents, and is one of, the very “1%” that I have to keep hearing about…and so is Bush. Look it up. The two families have dinner together, go to the Burning Man ceremony at Bohemian Grove together, even Daddy Bush has been quoted as saying red-nosed B.J. Clinton is “like a son”. It’s like arguing which prince is going to inherit the throne, while ignoring that you are a serf under tyrannical rule that needs to rise up and claim your constitutional birthright. Oooh I like prince Harry, he’s sooooo dreamy.

My point is this; If you support Hillary because she has a va-jay-jay and so do you…..you’re an idiot that is fulfilling a sad stereotype. Look how  voting based on race has turned out for us, not so awesome, so let’s not add voting based on gender to our problems. On the other hand, if you support the first Hispanic candidate….namely Jeb Bush, you are also an idiot. It’s time to either find someone from nowhere, who actually has some real principles and solutions that center on our individual rights, or read and consider the words of Thomas Jefferson:

  “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…….” Declaration of Independence, July 4th 1776

The only question is this…… Do we have the stones to put back what we have deconstructed? Who will be the messenger of the truth? The truth is that liberal and conservative, male or female, black or white….. we were all given the means to define what we want as a free people. If we are allowed to engage in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, then what I do in my home, on my property, is my business, and what you do in your home and on your property is likewise yours, how can we go wrong? Step away from tribalism and political correctness…..don’t be afraid to be offended. More importantly, Don’t be afraid to offend. You are not part of a group. You are not part of a race. You are an individual created and endowed with certain inalienable rights, and when we insist that the law and our government view us as such, many of the problems manufactured by our modern-day slavemasters will vanish.

It brings me to my conclusion, and the inspiration for the title of this column. I was born in 1976…..ironically the bicentennial of our founding. The newspapers and cereal boxes carried the image of Bruce Jenner……a picture of American vigor and the can-do spirit that made this Nation, triumphantly crossing the finish line in victory. Now it’s 2015…..not that far removed in the space of years, and once again Bruce Jenner is in the news. Except now he’s a cross-dressing narcissist that craves attention and “acceptance” in his pathetic delusion that he’s a woman.  So it is for America. Think hard…….do you want a return to that America of confidence and victory, or the emasculated basket case of blame, failure, and manufactured tribal rage that we have now become? If your answer is the latter…… then it is A Crying Game indeed.