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

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“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

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

This Is America

No, I’m not referencing the pseudo-intellectual shlock-fest that is Donny Glover’s…..oh, I mean “Childish Gambino’s” latest addition to the sad state of modern music.  I mean the title quite literally…….this is America, not a soup kitchen for those of any age that can reach a land crossing. You may think me cold when it comes to illegal immigration, and you’d be right. Why? Because the world is a cold place full of hard, hurtful facts borne out of the lessons of history. What does history teach us? That societies that fragment culturally and demographically collapse, and the result can literally be a thousand years of darkness and ignorance. People like Laura Bush and Rachel Maddow – who cry and moan about our open borders – either know this and are pushing an agenda, or they’re legitimately stupid. (Hint: it’s both.)

With each day, a new and hilarious line of attack is announced and put into action against Trump and those who voted for him. The level of intellectual dishonesty on display, on virtually every topic, is stunning, and this new outcry over old immigration policy is another example. Posturing and virtue signaling is on full display, and it has most assuredly reached its peak when Hillary Clinton starts quoting the Bible to the rest of us. I mean, WWHD? ( What would Hillary do?) I know some whom have been drawn in to this charade, because of “the kids” and the images of them that the Legacy Media are proffering up in service of their political agenda. Well, I have a soft spot for kids too…….the kids of The United States.

We see much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments over the separation of children from their accompanying adults at the southern border. It’s not a “Trump policy”, it’s the same policy that’s been in effect since Dubya Bush, and was going strong during the 8 years of “The One” as well. Where were the tears? Where were the celebrity protests and ex-first ladies? The photos shown on CNN of “kids in cages” are from 2014, yet then they didn’t care.  Why wasn’t the problem fixed? There was no Trump to destroy, only an Establishment to grow and protect, that’s why. Ask yourself, “why would a politician elected by citizens advocate for the rights of foreign nationals?”, and “why would those same politicians ignore their constituents in favor of advocating for the rights of illegal, criminal foreign nationals?”. If you think it’s because they “care about the kids”, and because they think that “kids are precious no matter where they come from” then I would love to play poker with you or sell you a diet plan. It’s simply a cynical power-play to import uneducated voters addicted to the support of the government.

Maybe you’re old enough, like I am, to remember a United States where there was a national standard of assimilation. If so, you may also remember the changing strategies for importing cheap labor and even cheaper votes. It started with the apt title of “illegal aliens”, then to “illegal immigrants”, then to “undocumented”, on to “economic migrants”, next stop is “refugees”, and now we’re on “asylum seekers”. Weird, huh? As each title fails to adequately pull on the heartstrings of Americans it is changed to a more palatable and sympathetic one. It’s a good strategy to use on a nation where a good portion of the population has traded in logic and critical thinking for “muh feelings!”. Funny how the self-righteous promoters of this fake crisis don’t give two squirts about American citizens arrested on ridiculous drug charges that forever lose their children to the State.

In the fifteen years since the Establishment began flooding U.S. cities with illegal aliens, ask yourself: Is the educational status of American students a good one? Is there more or less of a homeless problem? Is stratification and division based on race better or worse? Are the cities and communities around the United States cleaner and more sophisticated or dirtier and more violent? Is society functioning as well now as 15 years ago? Is there still a unifying, homogenous culture that binds the citizenry? Or…..have the same Uniparty globalists that push illegal immigration, racial division, and the poisonous theories of “patriarchy”, “white privilege” and “gender identity” systematically manipulating the legal population into committing suicide by guilt and ignorance? The sad truth is that 10,000 out of roughly 12,000 kids “separated at the border” are not with any parent…..which means their parents used them like a lure on the end of a fishing line….with the desired result being never ending government assistance and chain migration.  Guys like (the truly evil) George Soros have put billions of dollars into progressive illegal immigration advocacy groups and the politicians that push for them. Why would a billionaire, ex-Nazi collaborator that hates the U.S. do such a thing? Do you think him a philanthropist?

Much of this earth is an awful place for children. Africa, the Middle East, India, and pretty much everywhere Western Civilization didn’t colonize is a dump for kids. Child labor, enslavement, war, famine, atrocities against children…..it’s everywhere. Have the same people whom cry and emote over this latest manipulation said anything about these other children? Nope. Did CNN and MSNBC chokingly report Obama as Hitler because he dropped half a million bombs on Afghanistan – certainly horrifically killing lots of kids? Did Laura Bush and the Uniparty globalists wail over the thousands of kids killed in Bush’s war in Iraq? Meanwhile the “evil and heartless” Trump administration has been quietly rounding up thousands of child trafficking and child sex criminals. Just in the last month Operation Broken Heart captured over 2,200 pieces of crap that were involved in abuse of “the kids”. Is that hating children? It’s long past time to stop being goaded into self-destruction by corrupt media and government. For years they have used the plight of children the same way a matador uses a red cape to fool the bull into charging to its own doom. I would encourage people to ignore the flashy moves and dancing of the little matador/politician/media figure and their cape, because the bull/citizenry is much more powerful, and once it knows where to put its horns it’s all over.

 

“The main obstacle to a just and stable world order is the United States……..destroying America will be the culmination of my life’s work.” – George Soros

 

 

Beware The Nothing

   “People have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams…..so The Nothing grows stronger.” – The Neverending Story

 If you’re unfamiliar with the 1984 movie “The NeverEnding Story”, or its progenitor novel by Michael Ende, here’s the main point: A malevolent force called “The Nothing” is sweeping through the world, enveloping all it encounters, leaving nothing in its wake but a dark, empty void. Well, in the Western World, and especially in the United States, we also are being swallowed by a vacuous, nihilistic entity……..and it’s name is Progressivism.

Though we are living in extraordinary and historic times, with the economy booming and liberty expanding, with monumental changes in government happening at breakneck speed, there are those that are so enveloped in the darkness of their neuroses that they can’t find their way out. The world these sad and deluded people occupy has been positively affected by the actions of the Trump administration, yet the mental disorder that afflicts them will not allow them to recognize or understand it. Even the historic moves made towards peace on the Korean Peninsula are viewed through the lens of irrational hate. Why?

For the past decade, the damage done to Western Civilization by Progressives has been monumental. Under the guise of “fairness” and “equality”, individual liberty and freedom have been eroded so violently that I can barely remember the world the way it was before. Actually, that’s the Prog’s biggest problem………that there are still those who do remember freedom of expression, speech, and religion. There aren’t enough brainwashed millennials and bubbleheaded feminists to crush what remains of The Great Experiment………yet.  It was supposed to be over already, this Western Enlightenment, because of the cancer of identity politics, gender politics, sexual politics, and the loss of any moral and ethical grounding. The presidency of Barrack Obama was to be the final, victorious assault……with Barry himself dressed in the perfect armor of his skin color, swinging his mighty executive pen in a total war against logic and critical thinking, impervious to attack. Well……..oops.

What the leaders of The Nothing don’t realize is that in their wild tantrums they have flung off their cloaks of  fake and preening moral righteousness, and they now lay naked before us. The blemishes and pustules reflecting their internal disease are exposed for all to see. The Clinton cabal, the Bushes…….most of those that find themselves working in government, are parasites……and like ticks they are imbedded in the body politic, sucking our blood while they grow corpulent and bloated. In order to distract and manipulate the public into sleeping through the loss of their lifeblood, these incompetents have convinced millions to be focused on the childish insanity of political correctness and victimhood. Just think of all the mindless zombies wandering the planet worried about nothing more than the weather and whether you’ve got a ding-a-ling or a va-jay-jay…….oh, and don’t forget to never forget what color you are. The politics of the Progressive are without hope, empty, and useless, and leaves its practicioners the same way.

In The NeverEnding story, some of those in the path of destruction hopelessly fling themselves into the darkness, convinced that escape is impossible. In today’s culture, we see the same thing.  Suicide now kills more people in the United States than car crashes. Among white people between the age of 18 and 54 it is now the leading cause of death, and among all people its the second. Well? Why not? If you believe Progs, it’s because whatever is wrong with the world, it’s YOU that is the reason, and it’s getting rid of YOU that will fix everything…….unless you plan on voting Democrat that is.

The Nothing is pervasive and insidious, and you can feel it encroaching on everything around us……it’s in entertainment media, on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and on stage at awards shows. Its advance permeates every atom of every part of our society.  In fiction, The Nothing was stopped and reversed by a brave young boy and his friends…..but in the real world, it will take those of us not yet cowed and beaten by Progressive, Globalist Fascism to stand against the black tide. Sadly, we will have to banish the darkness without the help of those already lost……….and if you are obsessed with “gender identity”, “patriarchy”, and “intersectionality”…….you’re already gone.

“……..people who have no hope are easy to control, and whoever has control has the power…” – The Neverending Story

 

 

 

 

 

Fool Me Twice

Once again, if you believe what the Establishment is selling, the Assad regime in Syria has “gassed its own people”. In my opinion this is probably total hogwash. Assad is many things…..but suicidal? Again? This has happened before, and guess what? It always seems to happen right when the Western World is tired of being involved in Syria’s civil war. It also seems to happen after U.S. neocon politicians make a visit there, or make threats about what will happen if we leave. Something doesn’t smell right.  Are we to trust and believe the evil creatures that populate America’s “intelligence agencies”? You know, the people who tried to overthrow an American election, and when that didn’t work, an elected president? Are we to believe the heinous Assad regime? The Russians? The Israelis? None of the above, thank you.

I don’t care what you think about Syria, or how awful Assad is. Before this “war”, Islam and its Sharia barbarism was not the law in Syria, a rarity in the Middle East.   In fact, since America’s intelligence agencies can’t be trusted….and guys like John McCain – the leading proponent of military involvement – definitely can’t be trusted……it is folly to make any determination about Syria. In five years of discussing this topic, I have yet to find anyone – hawk or dove – that can explain to me how its any of the United States’ business. Besides, in case you missed it, the U.S. loses it’s proxy wars with Russia, which is what we’re discussing. Vietnam, Korea…..how’d they work out? Are the Vietnamese free? Are the North Koreans? I guess you could make the case that South Korea is doing awesome….but why? Could it be the safety, security, and billions of dollars that the South Koreans enjoy at America’s expense? Call me cruel, but I get tired of seeing glittering cities bought with American lives and tax dollars while the cities of the United States turn into fetid wastelands.

It would be laughable from a disinterested distance. The U.S. sends billions in aid and arms to assist invaders in Syria and foment a civil war…….while it enjoys open borders and a foreign invasion numbering in the tens of millions to its own shores. Under that logic, maybe Syria should be arming and supplying South and Central American illegals as they occupy and alter the landscape of the United States. Maybe Syria should fund the caravan of future California voters headed to the States. Who knows, maybe they are.  And why not? Are we not involved in the same thing around the world? If you don’t think so, then I have some bridges for sale.

Syria sucks. It’s sad, really, when you look at the role it has played historically throughout the millennia. Truthfully, the same could be said about Lebanon…….a place, like Syria, that was ruled by a moron and murderer……but a comparably reasonable one compared to the Caliphate. Did we learn nothing from Iraq?  When one ponders these things, they are left with the question: Why are we involved? Whose side are we on? Are the machinations of people with whom you have no involvement with, in their own nation, our concerns? Would we find it acceptable for another nation to play a role – much less a direct military one – in our affairs? If California seceded from the United States…….would you accept their reinforcement from a hostile and nuclear China?

The sad truth is that tragedies happen the world over. We cannot expect to be the policemen of the world. The United States is overrun with its own invasion…..and in it’s own sort of civil war……divided between those that cry for restricting Speech and Inalienable Rights, and those that stubbornly cling to them. Between those that want truth, transparency, and representation….and those who lie, cheat, and steal in pursuit of their ends. We have plenty of problems to deal with, and plenty of unrest here at home. I have looked for a reason to go “fix” Syria instead of ourselves……and I can’t find it.  unnecessary and unproductive foreign wars undertaken by Empires on the brink of collapse are the disastrous stuff of history and legend. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling a war in Syria.

“It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled….” – Mark Twain

The Centre Cannot Hold

What a truly historic event. The government of The United States decided, while in massive debt, to spend another 1.3 trillion dollars by October of this year. Regardless of the reasons, this is just another catalyst on our journey towards a very dark horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conservative Republican that thinks this amount of spending is worthy of a case of the vapors……..nor am I a celebratory Democrat – patting myself on the back for pissing away enough dollar bills to build a stairway that goes more than a quarter of the way to the moon (*Wired.com 9/02/11). What I am is tired.

It’s incredibly disconcerting to think of the state of affairs, in virtually every instance, that we in Western Civilization find ourselves in. I can find no historical reference for what I seem to be witnessing. I can find allegories and parallels that resemble our predicament…and they aren’t good….but none to the level of insanity that we now face. Greece, our true forbear, tore itself apart due to constant internal squabbling….even though it united previously against Persia. Rome fell after many centuries of prosperity…..due to apathy and the watering down of citizenship and it’s responsibilities ( sound familiar? ).  The Eternal City was sacked, illustratively by the equivalent of hostile “illegal immigrants”. But what we see now is different. We are living in the greatest disconnect ever seen in human history. Our greatest achievements may also  be our undoing, as the global age of technology has not done what people like Gene Roddenberry ( creator of Star Trek ) envisioned……namely ending human struggle and ushering in a kind of new Enlightemnemt……it has instead led to the most divisive, deceitful, and disconnected conglomeration of civilizations ever known. Tech is tearing us apart.

That’s why current events, and more importantly the spin and commentary I have seen surrounding them, are incredibly disheartening. I see many people playing the same, tired games where you hear the words “Republican” and “Democrat” in every sentence……..when it’s all a ruse and they – and we – know it. I heard Republican talking heads whining about how “unconservative” this all is…..when they know damn well a “conservative” didn’t get elected……..and when it’s their Legislature that writes and passes this crap. If by some miracle somebody like…..say, Ted Cruz, had been elected…..do you think he would have accomplished anything at this point, or would it now be Bush term #3? Don’t fool yourself, please.  I don’t think that President Trump was lying, or being disingenuous when he announced the spending bill. I don’t think his comments afterwards were insincere or stupid……I just don’t agree. I think he is perhaps unaware of the apathy and discouragement of the average person, and expects those who were moved in 2016 to be moved again this year. I think that is greatly underestimating our current conditions.

The Republican Party is dead. It was dead before Donald Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Republican think-tanks said all along Trump wasn’t a “Republican”, and they were right. Republicans are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government…….all while claiming to stand for your rights……. while taking them. If the Republicans lose this year it will be because of their (most likely purposeful) failure to embrace national populism and individual rights, opting instead for their worn-out, and now exposed, two-faced agenda. Here’s the thing though…….The Democrat Party is dead. It was dead before Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Democrat think-tanks said all along Trump wouldn’t be President, and they were wrong. But, like their counterparts, Democrats are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government….all while claiming to stand for your rights…..while taking them. If Democrats win this year it will be because they will lie and pretend to be Centrist Populists while lurching ever leftward, all with the help of a willing, CIA-controlled, Stalinist-Media.

Without intervention, or a unifying event, the United States will not survive…..at least not in any way you would recognize. We are slaves to personal social media that lies to us with government funds, and also to an unelected bureaucracy that spies on our every whispered word. We are divided between too many factions……..from Puritans to LGBTQQFF@++ non-gender-conforming-non-binaries. How do such opposing forces join together? Are we already like strong magnets at opposing poles, and there is nothing that can bring us together?

“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” – Arnold J. Toynbee