Newspeak

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I have noticed a trend lately that is disturbing. Its not exactly new but seems to be becoming more prevalent and accepted.

When the media gets caught in a lie, they don’t back down, but continue to repeat it as if it is truth. Most people do not take the time to research an issue so whatever they hear becomes their truth.

An example is Trump is anti-Semitic. This one has always puzzled me because Obama did everything in his power to destroy Israel. Trump has reaffirmed his support for our best ally in the middle East, yet the Jewish vote goes almost exclusively liberal. Hitler was a leftist who believed in big government controlling the lives and economy of his nation because he knew better what people needed. Sort of like modern leftist thinking.

The leftist infatuation with Islam also puzzles me.  Why support a culture that wants to do nothing more than enslave you or kill you? Women and gay rights in Islam is non-existent but our feminists howl at the slightest hint of a western man disrespecting them or their views. The recent Milo controversy shows that because he had conservative views and was against leftist ideology, his suffering as a victim of child sexual abuse is discounted. It is well documented that victims often become sympathetic to their abusers.  An example of this is an abused wife who stays with her abusive husband and defends him rigorously. A Muslim woman defending the very philosophy that abuses her as a human being and treats her as chattel is another example. Milo said some things better left unsaid but if he was a leftist ideologue, he would have generated a huge amount of sympathy and support. His life treated him badly and he is obviously affected by that treatment. He does show that being damaged psychically does not necessarily affect your intelligence or your usefulness to society. He needs help with some of his issues but, as a smart young man, will rebound and he has shown where his passion and drive in life is. I wish him well and look forward to what he accomplishes in the future. It is unfortunate that support for LGBT folks is only predicated on politics and what they can get you as far as votes. Life also has a messy side and everyone has their own set of demons and stories.

My latest least  favorite person is Chuck Schumer. This sleaze ball should be locked up for sedition. Opposing the president at every turn, repeating lies, stating lies and challenging Trumps mental fitness is childish and traitorous.  If you disagree with a policy there is a way to make that disagreement without resorting to gossip and school yard bully tactics. You are flailing Chucky and it will only get worse unless you grow up and start acting like an adult.

One statement about racism needs to be made. Illegal is not a race. It is a state of being.  If you are Polish, Mexican, Irish or whatever, you are a criminal if you are here illegally. Because Mexico has the best access to our country it makes sense to build the wall. If Mexico was Poland it would be no different. America has always welcomed immigrants but has never simply allowed anyone to immigrate. All we ask is you do it legally. Because progressives were so slack on enforcement in the past is why you have the communities of non-citizens that have been here for 20 years. You have to start somewhere and just like a strict parent who puts his foot down and demands good behavior, Trump will be demonized by the children on the left. I have a challenge.  Anyone that can prove they are not a racist will get me to register as a Democrat.  This is patently impossible to do so when you accuse someone of racism, it no longer has any meaning. All humans have their own perceptions of anyone who is different than them. Get over it.

Racism is hot topic that will never be solved until people realize that by hiding behind it as an excuse for failure and not allowing honest discussion, it will perpetuate forever. When a white or black person says that they hate the other because of “X” and are shouted down or invalidated, nothing changes. Both races have stereotypes built into their heads and these stereotypes need to be discussed and reality exposed to make them irrelevant. It boils down to the leftist convincing everyone they are victims and its not their fault they failed.

Victimhood is tearing us apart. That something is not your fault happens but deal with it and move on. Dwelling on failures and not moving forward is a killer of mind, body and spirit. Support in tragedy is humanitarian but support should put people back on a track to success, not become an industry that relies on a steady flow of victims to ensure the supporters success. There is big money in perpetuating victims and if the victims become self reliant they no longer need the supporters. This translates to political power for a “supporter class”.  The Social Justice Warriors. These morons will oppress everyone in the desire to “help” victims who don’t need their kind of help. Searching for micro aggressions, triggers and such is like wiping your butt with a hoop. The shit never stops and you can always find something to whine about or accuse someone of.

Why do people have guilt? Guilt is part of being human, it allows us to be social by having guilt if we do someone wrong. Unfortunately, we are creatures of instinct more than we admit and some are adept in using that guilt against us. Believe me when I say everyone is tortured by guilt. However, the SJW’s use that guilt to push people to have even more guilt and some self destruct. Utopia does not exist and humans will always be humans. We have not figured ourselves out and we do some bizarre things. The hypocrisy is stunning.  Banning speech in the name of free speech and democracy for instance.  Our colleges are part of the propaganda arm of the left.

Now Keith Ellison, Muslim Farakhan follower and anti-Semite may be leading the DNC.  Funny how Trump is blasted as an anti-Semite when a professed anti-Semite is ok because he is on the left. The left is doubling down on fringe groups hoping the Alinsky philosophy of tearing down organizations works.  Its the only way they may win, by rising from the ashes of a ruined world.

 

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The Oxford Dictionary defines mutiny as “an open rebellion against the proper authorities.”  It is synonymous with “revolt and riot.”  For the last few decades George Soros and his Open Society Institute have organized a…

cropped-diego1AGW, war and other fictional topics My theory is that the human race began its decline with the extinction of the saber tooth tiger. They used to eat the dumb, loud ones. Political correctness and safety Nazis have turned us into a dependent weak species that could not miss 3 meals without descending into barbarism.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary defines mutiny as “an open rebellion against the proper authorities.”  It is synonymous with “revolt and riot.”  For the last few decades George Soros and his Open Society Institute have organized a…

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Random Thoughts Today

 

“July 26, 2009 … Yes, America, we are entering a very scary time for our country … America is the greatest country on Earth and we are going to change it.” Barack Obama

Time to celebrate the end of an error.

Something to consider. If Hillary is formally charged with crimes before Obama gets replaced, he can pardon her. If he pardons her for any crimes without being formally charged, he becomes complicit because he is acknowledging crimes committed. If he doesn’t pardon her and she is charged after he is out of office, things may be revealed that put his finger prints all over the same crimes. About time we see him in a corner. Well played Mr. Trump.

 

When a pack of predators scouts a potential meal they surround the herd with distractions and nip at the weakest to separate it from the protection of the larger herd. Since our government is distracted and ineffectual from fending off the multitude of nips the predators of the world are separating us from our allies and will slowly bleed us with increased nips weakening us. Our foreign policy is isolating us from our herd of allies as they do not trust us any more to contribute to mutual protection. All the predator has to do is keep up the pressure and bide its time. Our government has the attention span of a goldfish and cannot react to these nips in a consistent and effective manner. Only time will tell if the U.S. can get its act together and rejoin the herd or defend itself in an effective manner. Energy is the key. Global warming is the Trojan horse that Putin will use to bring us down as he is positioning himself to be the biggest controller of energy in the world. Overloading our immigration system is bringing more leftists into the U.S. The middle east has ruined our credibility and is now the huge issue that will exacerbate the energy issue. Yes, we need to fight for the oil or we need to develop our own oil resources and advance our nuclear power program or we will succumb. Pragmatism is a Russian trait and they will do whatever is necessary to accomplish their goals. We need to do the same. Public opinion be damned.

One major reason we have issues with foreign policy is our lack of consistency and our staying power. Every 4 years is a crapshoot for our allies. The public is fickle, uninformed and prone to seize on “causes” whether the facts contradict their worldview or not. Humans are not “nice” by nature and have to be taught manners. Sometimes this is unpleasant for the student.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” Not sure where this came from as many have had it attributed to them.

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The Pot Calling the Kettle

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Obama and the left fit the definition of fascism, not the conservatives. Examine what is happening today and it is obvious.

Fascism is on the Left. Liberty and personal responsibility are on the Right. Fascism and Marxism are the two primary forms of Socialism, but for decades the Left has told the lie that Fascism is on the Political Right.

Fascists pursue government control of the economy, the people, and everything else. Since Fascism is statist, and those on the political Right embrace personal freedom and responsibility, Fascism has no logical relationship to the Conservative ideology of the political Right.

Conservatives support a small government, as our original Constitution mandates that there be little power in the Federal government. We Conservatives want most of the power to reside with the American people and want what government power is necessary to be kept at the local and state levels.Those on the Right support Liberty, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. Fascism opposes each of these.

Fascists like Adolph Hitler destroy Liberty, free enterprise, and personal responsibility. Fascism and Marxism are the two Far Left components of Socialism.

“Nazism” is “National Socialism” and arose from the “National German Workers’ Party” and later became the “National Socialist German Workers’ Party.” Such words are not used to identify those political ideologies that exist on the Right.

Crony Fascism is the economic model President Barack Obama has been using. Obama’s economic intentions have been to redistribute our tax money to his cronies and his supporters.

Barack Obama is foundationally a Marxist and wants government to eventually own and control everything. However, Obama is using a Fascist economic model, as he takes money and power from the people and from private businesses. Obama controls the businesses while allowing much of the business ownership to remain private for the time being.

This is just like the health insurance policies would be handled under ObamaCare. People and companies have been told by Obama that they can buy private insurance policies. However, government controls and red tape on private health insurance policies make the policies enormously expensive, which will eventually force almost everyone into government-controlled health care.

The Small Business Administration estimates that government regulations take $1.75 trillion each year from business. That accounts for many lost jobs, lost innovation, and lost growth. Most business leaders remain unimpressed by Obama and do not believe that Obama is on their side.

The Left can claim all it wants that Fascism is not what they support and is not Obama’s political economic model. Their repetitive claims will not make it so. Fascism and Marxism are the two primary forms of Socialism, whether the Left likes it or not.

It will take a lot of Conservative courage to turn our economy around and to fix the damage that Obama and his predecessors have done to our prosperity, our health care, our public education, our military, and to our nation. Government spending, taxes, and government regulations all need to be massively cut. This is essential and the necessary actions will not be politically easy.

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Who Is “Fascist”?

By Thomas Sowell

Those who put a high value on words may recoil at the title of Jonah Goldberg’s new book, “Liberal Fascism.” As a result, they may refuse to read it, which will be their loss — and a major loss.

Those who value substance over words, however, will find in this book a wealth of challenging insights, backed up by thorough research and brilliant analysis.

This is the sort of book that challenges the fundamental assumptions of its time — and which, for that reason, is likely to be shunned rather than criticized.

Because the word “fascist” is often thrown around loosely these days, as a general term of abuse, it is good that “Liberal Fascism” begins by discussing the real Fascism, introduced into Italy after the First World War by Benito Mussolini.

The Fascists were completely against individualism in general and especially against individualism in a free market economy. Their agenda included minimum wage laws, government restrictions on profit-making, progressive taxation of capital, and “rigidly secular” schools.

Unlike the Communists, the Fascists did not seek government ownership of the means of production. They just wanted the government to call the shots as to how businesses would be run.

They were for “industrial policy,” long before liberals coined that phrase in the United States.

Indeed, the whole Fascist economic agenda bears a remarkable resemblance to what liberals would later advocate.

Moreover, during the 1920s “progressives” in the United States and Britain recognized the kinship of their ideas with those of Mussolini, who was widely lionized by the left.

Famed British novelist and prominent Fabian socialist H.G. Wells called for “Liberal Fascism,” saying “the world is sick of parliamentary politics.”

Another literary giant and Fabian socialist, George Bernard Shaw, also expressed his admiration for Mussolini — as well as for Hitler and Stalin, because they “did things,” instead of just talk. In Germany, the Nazis followed in the wake of the Italian Fascists, adding racism in general and anti-semitism in particular, neither of which was part of Fascism in Italy or in Franco’s Spain.

Even the Nazi variant of Fascism found favor on the left when it was only a movement seeking power in the 1920s.

W.E.B. DuBois was so taken with the Nazi movement that he put swastikas on the cover of a magazine he edited, despite complaints from Jewish readers.

Even after Hitler achieved dictatorial power in Germany in 1933, DuBois declared that the Nazi dictatorship was “absolutely necessary in order to get the state in order.”

As late as 1937 he said in a speech in Harlem that “there is today, in some respects, more democracy in Germany than there has been in years past.”

In short, during the 1920s and the early 1930s, Fascism was not only looked on favorably by the left but recognized as having kindred ideas, agendas and assumptions.

Only after Hitler and Mussolini disgraced themselves, mainly by their brutal military aggressions in the 1930s, did the left distance themselves from these international pariahs.

Fascism, initially recognized as a kindred ideology of the left, has since come down to us defined as being on “the right” — indeed, as representing the farthest right, supposedly further extensions of conservatism.

If by conservatism you mean belief in free markets, limited government, and traditional morality, including religious influences, then these are all things that the Fascists opposed just as much as the left does today.

The left may say that they are not racists or anti-semites, like Hitler, but neither was Mussolini or Franco. Hitler, incidentally, got some of his racist ideology from the writings of American “progressives” in the eugenics movement.

Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” is too rich a book to be summarized in a newspaper column. Get a copy and start re-thinking the received notions about who is on “the left” and who is on “the right.” It is a book for people who want to think, rather than repeat rhetoric.

Copyright 2008, Creators Syndicate Inc.

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Get a Grip

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Prior to the election results the left was so confident they had the electoral college in the bag. They believed this because all the major bastions of leftist power were in the biggest cities. This is why the electoral college was implemented. To prevent these enclaves from dictating to the majority of states. It was to level that playing field. It was to prevent the tyranny of the majority. It gave all states a voice regardless of population density and gerrymandering. It strikes me as hypocritical that the left is now whining about being cheated when they held all the cards going into the election. The GOP, the media, Soros and all the high visibility social media was against Trump and he still prevailed. Sucks to have total power, which you leftists demanded, with someone you don’t like. It was ok when you were in the drivers seat. Give the new guy a chance. Nothing is perfect but being human is to continue to strive for that perfection.

Any thinking person realizes that the left has botched so many things in the last 30 years.

Foreign Policy:

  1. Iran Nuclear Deal; The left believes that all nations should b on an equal playing field.  This is delusional.  Clinton gave North Korea the same basic deal as Obama gave Iran. Look how that turned out. The fallout will be felt for many more years once the little tinpot dictator has a tantrum and nukes one of his neighbors.  Iran is the biggest threat to the middle east and wishes to control the world through Islam. We will have many conflicts with them in the future.
  2. Iraq and Afghanistan; The early and well publicized withdrawal with the timeline was the biggest blunder in modern memory. You never tell your enemy what you plan to do. You also do not abandon the losers to their own devices.  What did they think was going to happen? Whether the wars were justified or necessary is not the issue.  Once we committed we took on the responsibility to succeed. Epic failure.
  3. Libya; They had already accepted the demands the US and world had put on them to get out of the nuclear and biological warfare game.  They were providing valuable intelligence on terrorist organizations and were basically no threat. They were an easy target for the bully.  Look at Libya now.
  4. Our allies; Telegraphing our disdain for our allies is unconscionable. The allies we have had for decades always temper their policies and support because we have an election every 4 years and are not consistent in our foreign policy or commitment to actions taken by the previous president.  This causes chaos and mistrust.
  5. Cuba; Removing the sanctions and giving Cuba status is myopic in the extreme. They have not changed.  They were disparaging the US as Obama was kissing their behinds. This also disrespected all the brave Cubans who fought and died as well as the refugees who took extreme measures to escape Cuba, and are still escaping.
  6. Syria; Commit or get out. Russia saw this as a golden opportunity to reassert themselves in the region and make us look like idiots. Not our dog, not our fight. Making bold statements about crossing the line and then not acting on that line crossing shows weakness and lack of honesty.
  7. Refugees; The true refugees do not want to come here.  The right way would have been to make a section of their own countries a safe enclave and protect them there. How many middle eastern countries have offered to take them?  ZERO.  Why?  Because they are a threat.

Domestic policy:

  1. Obama care; Take away the competition, enact regulations that drive up medical costs, pay for people to get insurance who don’t want it, make 90 year olds have a birth control plan, it goes on and on.  What has the government ever done in the private sector that has succeeded?
  2. Gun Control; From the very beginning of Obama this has been a theme that guns are bad and people who have guns are potential criminals. Its not the guns that are the problem and alienating 100 million Americans was not the smartest move.  This is one that backfired on them hugely. It is an Inalienable right to protect yourself and taking that right away is not a good idea.
  3. Internet Freedom;  The current push to ban “fake” news feeds is not a good idea.  It leaves the government to decide what is fake and what is real.  Also abdicating the control of content to the UN was just stupid.  We protected the free speech aspect and would not use the controls that are now being requested.
  4. Education; We have no education system. We have an indoctrination and test learning system.  No critical thinking allowed. Case in point;

    Anti-Trump Protest Speaker: ‘Make the NRA Regret Giving Us the Right to Bear Arms’

Moving Forward:

  1. Remove all of Obamas unlawful edicts.  He is not the emperor.
  2. Keep surrounding yourself with smart people.  Listen to them critically and do not compromise your principles.
  3. Remove religion totally from government.  What I mean by this is do not restrict someone from displaying or talking about religion but using religion to shape policy. If you wish to have a bible on your desk, no issues.  If you spend all your time preaching instead of working, get another job. The ten commandments are not a bad thing but not everyone follows these religions. Tolerance for all religions as long as the practice does not violate our constitution.
  4. Safe enclaves for refugees in their own region.
  5. Secure our borders.
  6. Revise the tax laws to encourage job growth and self sufficiency.
  7. Negotiate trade deals that are advantageous to our country and give good value to our trading partners.  No protectionism.
  8. Obama care; repeal and replace with a competitive free market solution.  Uninsurable conditions could be subsidized by the government but the criteria should regulate the industry to not play the system and set the guidelines so they only profit.
  9. Defeat cyber crime. This is an unacceptable condition. The DOJ help is laughable.  Hire hackers.
  10. Bring back patriotism. This will be the hardest task. Our universities have been subverting the young for 60 years.
  11. Transparency; Do not lie to the people.  Understanding that secrets are necessary, do not lie to achieve a policy.

Mr. Trump, you have a huge task ahead of you and I support your success in achieving these tasks. Be assured that the left will now unbag their bag of tricks and it will be a hard fight. It will be tempting to go hard totalitarian on them but resist this natural urge.  You can’t fix stupid and the power mongers will not easily go into the night.

 

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