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The New Fascism: The Rise of the #WokeSupremacists

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Klan, Bolsheviks, Brownshirts, BLM, Antifa: Political Thugs in History – Lineage of the Woke Supremacists

One of the things about the statists of the left is that they will always seek to disguise what they’re doing by using mislabeling, often even resorting to complete opposites. When they create some new piece of legislation that will be expensive and wreck the nation’s healthcare funding systems, they call it the “Affordable Care Act.” In truth, there’s nothing affordable about it, nor could they give a damn about the results for the American people.  This is their pattern.  Take something egregious, give it a nice-sounding name, and try to push it as far as possible in the name of their agenda.  This is true of their cohorts in Antifa.  These cowardly thugs claim to be anti-fascists, but in truth, they are imposing their own brand of the doctrine.  All dissent will be demolished.  All dissenters will be attacked.  If you love your liberties, they will happily work like demons to strip you of them, all while claiming to act in the name of liberty.  It’s a cynical, worn-out ploy, but it’s effective because the media, largely staffed with their ideological brethren, are only too happy to give them cover in the press. This is why we’ve been pretending violent riots and looting were really just “mostly peaceful protests.” This is why we’re now being told that “some violence can be good.”  This Orwellian doublespeak is the norm for the raging left, but it has recently taken on a new dimension.  They are using the social media giants’ platforms, along with the public sphere generally, to spread a new form of fascism by social pressuring. While they’ll never admit that they’re instituting a new form of facism, in the disguise of being “Woke,” they are now demanding, often with violence, threats, and vandalism that you join them or face the consequences.  Their views are superior, don’t you know, and they’re happy to prod you, cajole you, and bludgeon you into joining their “Woke Supremacy.”

This isn’t the first time a form of supremacy has come to light. We’ve seen it all before. Most often, it’s been racially or ethnically defined.  Occasionally, it’s been religiously defined. There is always some radical group somewhere willing to use violence and its threat to gain compliance of populations.  Now is no different, except that in this case, it’s purely ideological.  Yes, they’re using race as one of their cudgels, but if you listen carefully, you’ll notice that much of what they’re talking about is “privilege.” Not simply “white privilege,” as you’ve undoubtedly heard, but “privilege” alone.  The irony to which so many of these violent-minded loons seem oblivious is that many of them, a horde of them, have arisen from privilege.  Many of them are college-educated, though they seemed to have skipped all classical aspects of an education.  They seem instead to have been indoctrinated with all the agenda-driven schools of thought so popular on today’s radical campuses.  The 1960s and 1970s produced many radical leftist professors, who now run our institutions of higher education, which they have converted into indoctrination camps for American youth.  Their work was completed when they succeeded in seeding this into primary education through the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.  Public schools are now a cesspool of this kind of wretched, useless, non-educational “education.”

For two generations now, they have been building a new fascist model, by which universities have been converted from havens for free speech, expression and thought, to utter quagmires of doctrinaire submission to a new orthodoxy from which there is no feasible means of dissent but pure silence and complete avoidance. Even this last strategy is now failed for serious students on our wickedly corrupt campuses now.  What they’ve been taught is that to reject all privilege requires that they abandon all their freedoms, but demand the subservience of others.  Their leaders prescribe the solutions, and they dutifully carry them out. If you oppose them, they’ll first try simple peer-pressure tactics. Those will give way to more focused social-shunning, and eventually to isolation and attack. You can accept the “Woke” theory of the day, or you will be punished, sometimes with a brick to the head. They are willing to use violent, and while most of their number reduce themselves to the state of unthinking brutes who simply follow the mob and echo its sentiments, the truth is that there exists a radical core that is the leader of the foot-soldiers, who coordinate attacks, put forward strategies, and otherwise drive the mob. Most of these young people are simply naive, foolish tools.  They want so badly to be part of something, and tremble at the thought of exclusion and isolation that they’ll do anything for the mob to which they belong.

In the end though, it’s just the same as it’s ever been: They believe themselves superior, not by virtue of their race or their sex or their relative wealth, but by their willingness to serve the interests of the “Woke” mob. You’re being misled if you’ve come to believe this is a passing fad.  Just as Trump’s army of supporters is really an outgrowth of the Tea Party of a decade ago, so too is Antifa just an augmented, repurposed continuation of the Occupiers who arose soon after.  It’s really the same war, in one sense, though the left has managed to indoctrinate your children, sometimes to violence, but almost uniformly against you.  The day is coming, if these new Woke Supremacists have their way, that the war will be fought, young against old, with the simple aim of relieving you of your freedoms, your property and wealth, and ultimately your lives.  Take this threat seriously, because it is real, and it’s coming for you. It’s coming for those of your children they’ve not yet corrupted and indoctrinated.  If you love them, get them out of the public schools.  Get them away from these people who will use them to attack you.

This new brand of fascism, disguised as some sort of civil rights movement, is really just another adjunct of the radical left. I do not an cannot support Black Lives Matters because I believe all lives matter, and I believe that all lives are endowed with unalienable rights. This isn’t a game.  What these radicals now demand is a wholesale disassembly of our entire system of law and government.  I reject their demands, whether issued through a bullhorn, the waving of a club, or at the point of a gun.  If they wish to take our country from us, I for one will fight, and I will fight with all I have, and all I can muster, along with all my countrymen who will turn out to stand with me.  This is not a game, and despite their contentions, I have been “woke” for a very long time, though not in the way they intend it.  I will not submit.  I will not surrender.  I will not genuflect for thugs.  I will not lay down my arms, and I will not yield.  If those of you who beg for peace wish to pretend to yourselves that it can be had cheaply or without effort or risk, you have deluded yourselves.  It is time that you cast off the false “truths” these wretched monster utter, unthinkingly and and with undue venom.

Now, today, the Army has let it be known they are considering stripping the names of confederate heroes from Army bases, including Ft. Hood, Texas. I absolutely disagree with this, and while the confederacy served an unjust purpose, many of its warriors were valorous men, irrespective of what we might now think of the politics of the day.  The idea that we would now bend our knees to these sorts of demands are simply more symbolic gestures intended to mollify a crowd that will not be turned aside by such gestures. It’s time to understand that this new “Woke Supremacy” is just the same old tyranny and anarchy in disguise.  We must say no.  Not everything in our culture can be up for negotiation. No! NO!

People must steel themselves for what is to come. The statists now marching under the banners of BLM and Antifa are merely the brown-shirts of our age. You are right to fear them. They have their sights set on you, your freedoms, your property, and ultimately, your lives. Reject it.  Reject it at all costs. If your children are to endure, we must now act to save our nation, or lay down and submit, surrendering it for many generations.  This is the United States of America, and this, I’ll defend.

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An Open Letter to the President from an Arch-Bishop You Must Read

Monday, June 8th, 2020

The Courage to Speak Out Against Evil

Most of my long-time readers will remember that I was raised to be a Catholic. Many of the causes of my discontent with the church are subjects dealing with the conduct of the church, its hierarchy, the behavior(s) of some of those who would claim to lead it, and the various cover-ups that have become the signature of an historic religious institution that has lost its way. With that in mind, I want you to read this letter from Arch-Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò. He’s been an agent of reform in the church, attempting to right some of the very wrongs about which I and so many others have complained. In this case, he offers to give you a glimpse into the nature of the devils against which he wars, and he makes clear that he is a natural ally to President Trump, to patriotic Americans, and indeed all people of good will everywhere. I don’t ordinarily discuss religion on this site because it is so divisive, but I think upon reading this letter, all Americans of good will can recognize the good in men where we find it, whatever our religious beliefs(or even lack thereof.) It’s in this spirit that I offer you an amazing, astonishing open letter to President Trump, first made available late Saturday. I think you will profit from the time spent reading it, as the Arch-Bishop concludes with a prayer in his war against the Invisible Enemy:

(It’s a three page document, the controls should appear at the top of the document)

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Twitter IS a Hate-Group

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Conform or Die

On Sunday morning, and again Monday evening, I sent out a couple of tweets, including one aimed at President Trump, among others, suggesting that the old traditional policy of shooting rioters and looters on sight be adopted. Twitter suspended my account some time overnight on Monday because, they claimed, I was advocating harm to some specific person or persons. This is naturally absurd. By the standard they have applied, I cannot advocate for a whole class of murderers, for instance, to receive capital punishment. Some might even argue that being jailed is harm in and of itself.  Therefore, one mustn’t go on Twitter and advocate for incarceration.  Of course, the preposterous part of all of this is that I wasn’t talking about specific persons. I was addressing an entire class of persons known as “rioters” and “looters.” I’m not aware of any way by which Twitter’s prohibition against wishing harm on others is violated. All of this leads me to believe that Twitter’s management and corporate culture is one of extreme political bias. Instead of confronting actual hate, in pursuit of real threats and incitements to violence the likes of which they’ve been tolerating through the last week as rioters and looters use their platform to coordinate attacks, Twitter has thrown in with the devil, and has become a hate group.

Here are the “offending” tweets:

Violation of Twitter Policy?

You might disagree with my sentiment here, but I think we need to ask if this is really covered by Twitter’s policy, as described here:

Wishing, hoping or calling for serious harm on a person or group of people
We prohibit content that wishes, hopes, promotes, or expresses a desire for death, serious and lasting bodily harm, or serious disease against an entire protected category and/or individuals who may be members of that category. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Hoping that someone dies as a result of a serious disease, e.g., “I hope you get cancer and die.”

  • Wishing for someone to fall victim to a serious accident, e.g., “I wish that you would get run over by a car next time you run your mouth.”

  • Saying that a group of individuals deserve serious physical injury, e.g., “If this group of protesters don’t shut up, they deserve to be shot.”

Obviously, the first two aren’t covered. They’re undoubtedly hanging their hat on the third, but let’s examine that: “Protesters.”

You’ll note that I very carefully specify “rioters” and “looters.” Both of those are criminals. Protesters ARE NOT. The behavior for which I’m seeking a potentially lethal remedy is already criminal conduct. In most states, defending one’s person and property from rioters is already eligible for lethal force. If rioters and looters find themselves committing crimes and mayhem on my property, they will undoubtedly be confronted with lethal force. Lots and lots of it.

How about this one: “Child molesters and rapists should be sentenced to death.”

Will that pass the Twitter test?

Or for that matter, what about: “Murderers with Special Circumstances in Texas should receive the death penalty?”

If this last one doesn’t pass muster, we’d better call Greg Abbott and Bill Paxton to let them know that the Lone Star State had better never tweet about its capital punishment statutes. We wouldn’t want the State of Texas being placed in Twitter Jail.

What I’ve noticed is that Twitter is very one-sided. They have no problem with the monstrous advocacy of abortion all over their platform. The generally have no problem when the leftist throngs descend upon Twitter en masse to wish death and mayhem on conservatives, and seldom does a complaint result in real action against a leftist. There have been many instances of real threats, even aimed at the President, which most often go unnoticed(or at least without action) by Twitter. Meanwhile, if you’re a law-abiding American who happens to believe that only the severest possible penalties will act as an effective brake on the lawlessness to which we’ve been witness for more than a week, you’re the bad person, and Twitter will give no quarter.

I firmly believe that when the rule of law is itself under direct attack, when government at all levels is facing a naked insurrection that threatens the lives and properties of its citizens, government ought to rise to their defense with all the same tools to which the citizenry is entitled, and that means lethal force.

I guarantee you that if the rioters and looters breech the White House grounds, you’re going to see lethal force employed by the Secret Service. It will be ugly. The president of the United States is entitled to a full defense of his life and of his residence, no matter who the president may be at the moment, whether we collectively like him or hate her. We, the people of the United States, are no less deserving of that level of defense, and it is in fact the whole purpose for the existence of all legitimate government.

I don’t care what @Jack Dorsey of Twitter says about it. I don’t care what the leftist enforcers on Twitter say about it. There’s nothing wrong with advocating policies that would “cause harm” to people who are causing harm. What all of this evinces is the crass political bias that social media platforms impose on users, and too frequently, it’s all one direction. I am not in support of making threats against individuals, but I’ll also point out that my advocacy has never been about individuals, or even broad classes of people defined by anything other than behavior, i.e., lawlessness and criminal conduct. If we can no longer advocate on behalf of law and order on Twitter, then why does Twitter have rules for conduct? After all, they stress that their rules of the road are meant to prevent the platform from descending into chaos. I have no problem with that, but what is their remedy? Ultimately, you can be sentenced to Twitter-death, which means to be kicked off the platform entirely, your accounts closed and your access denied.  Twitter seems not to have a problem with a virtual death penalty on their own platform, but it’s also obvious that they tend to issue that severest of penalties primarily to conservatives. What does Twitter hate? Conservatives. What does Twitter hate? Republicans.  What does Twitter hate? Law and order.

I’ve created an account on Parler.com in order to begin moving away from Twitter. As more conservatives find themselves banned and suspended, I hope the migration will continue in earnest and that new platform will grow. It’s the only way to overcome Twitter’s hate.

 

Is Biden’s Senility an Act to Avoid Prosecution and Jail?

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Patsy or Pro?

Listening to the audio of the phone-call in which then Vice President Joe Biden kept his promise to get more than one-billion dollars for Ukraine provided they would fire the prosecutor who was investigating his son, Hunter Biden, who had been a no-show member of the front company Burisma, it’s hard to believe that from then until now, he’s become as senile as his basement-bound appearances in recent days. One might begin to wonder if Biden is in such a thoroughly steep decline of his mental capacity whether he could even carry out the purely ceremonial aspects of the presidency, never mind actual decision-making. The other alternative is that Joe is faking it for the sake of avoiding prosecution. After all, QuidProJoe is pretty clearly caught in the following video making plain the nature of his criminal misuse of official US foreign policy:

Could he be faking his apparent senility?

This is beyond a string of gaffes. This man is either a serious actor who’s adept at faking senility, or he’s truly well into some form of dementia or other age-related disease of the mind.  Those diseases are quite sad, and of all the things that can happen to a person, slowly losing one’s intellect, memories, and basic capacity to attend to one’s own affairs is probably more frightening to most people than the prospect of death itself.

If Biden really is rapidly losing his mental capacity, he’ll never face the justice he deserves.  On the other hand, if he really is losing his mind, then the people around him, particularly his wife and children, are absolute monsters to let this farce of a campaign continue.  I think they intend to make Joe a scapegoat for the whole of #ObamaGate, and then to have the DOJ dismiss any charges due to the rapidly advancing senility of “poor ol’ Joe.”

The other possibility is that he’s faking it. That seems pretty far-fetched to me, but I suppose if one is attempting to avoid the sword of justice, one might very well be able to bring-off an Academy Awards level performance in convincing the world one is incompetent for trial.

I bring this to your attention because while the media plays along with Biden’s farcical campaign, I wanted you to know why they might be doing this. Bluntly, I believe Obama is behind this, and he’s using Biden, and he’s threatening Jill Biden to gain her compliance. Either that, or Biden is a much better actor than Tom Hanks. Patsy or pro? You decide.

 

#ObamaGate: We Need the Whole Truth

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Sleight of Hand

On Sunday, an opinion editorial appeared in the Boston Herald that began to address the truth. Unfortunately, like most things in media, the tendency is either to conceal the whole truth, or to understate the matter. This was true of the Herald op-ed because on the one hand, it offered us a bogey-man, a true dirt-bag, evil-doer of the most despicable sort in the person of US Representative Adam Schiff(D-CA.)  The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was served-up on a silver platter. The Herald op-ed explained all the well-known dirt on Schiff, but the true travesty of the Herald piece is what it scandalously does not disclose: Schiff was a bit player in this scheme. They’re offering you Schiff so that you’ll be satisfied with his nearly bald scalp, and in the process, forget all about the other seditious, treasonous actors in this saga.  They hope you’ll forget about the Republicans who were complicit in this plot, and most of all, they don’t explain the motive for the whole thing. No, ladies and gentlemen, we can’t let them slide through with this nonsense.  It’s time for the whole plot to become known.  It’s far worse than the admonition of Schiff pretends, and the scandal reaches far into the upper echelons of both parties. The corruption is unforgivable. So is the treason. It’s time to open our eyes to the full depth and breadth of this treachery.  It’s more than Adam Schiff.  It’s more than even a corrupt and disgraceful Democrat Party.  It’s time we begin to unmask all of them, top to bottom, Democrat and Republican.

Every word the Herald Op-Ed says about Adam Schiff is true.  In fact, one could argue that but for the necessity of brevity, they might have gone into greater detail as to the nature of the sedition of this reprehensible dirt-bag.  One of the ways the Herald falls short is in pretending that Schiff largely acted alone, or at least in failing to mention that there had been far more at stake in this whole treasonous escapade than the Herald was willing to identify.  Adam Schiff is a bit player, a man with neither the skill nor the intelligence to cook-up a plot of the sort we have witnessed. He’s a slimy wretch, naturally, but Schiff has bosses, and those bosses coordinated his activities, along with those of the equally detestable Jerry Nadler(D-NY) and Maxine Waters(D-CA,) among a host of other Democrat house members.  These people painted Donald Trump as a traitor, despite that their own acts in so doing were all aimed at overthrowing a duly elected President of the United States by disguising the plot as an impeachment of a treasonous man.  The conspirators in this plot were many, and it included some Republicans.  Do you want to guess what the real “insurance policy” had been?

In early 2017, just as then Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes(R-CA) had begun his investigation into what he saw as significant irregularities, he found himself under the cloud of a contrived House Ethics Investigation.  Speaker Ryan set Nunes down as Chairman, putting Trey Gowdy(R?-SC) into the spot. The hearings didn’t accomplish much, because in the end, no subpoenas were issued.  This is why Nunes was taken down as Chairman.  This is why Gowdy was inserted as Chairman. Nunes would have loudly and publicly pushed for subpoenas, (and in fact, he still did, but removed from the Chairmanship, he couldn’t get the requisite press to lean on Speaker Ryan.)  You want to know who the insurance policy was in 2017?  The Democrats had several, and most of them were secreted within the Republican Party leadership. This is why the Herald happily offers-up Adam Schiff, but fails to mention the conduct of Paul Ryan(R?-WI.) Listen to Trey Gowdy back-pedal on his previous position during an interview on Tucker Carlson’s show last week:

Ooops. Gowdy suddenly got visibly nervous and seemed shaken by Carlson’s questions. “Insurance policy” We’ve been wondering what that was. What if that was not a “what” but a “who.” Don’t kid yourself. There are any number of Republicans who continue to work against President Trump.  Consider that McConnell has appointed famous Trump-hater Marco Rubio to head the Intelligence Committee.

As pod-caster and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino has so often repeated, there are a number of Republicans in Washington DC who aren’t really Republicans, but there are NO Democrats in Washington DC who aren’t really Democrats.  It’s part of the scam.  It’s part of how, even when we’ve had Republican majorities in either or both Houses of Congress, or even Republicans in the White House, over the last forty years, they’ve gotten precious little accomplished, but managed to sell-out to the Democrats at every opportunity.  There are many more, and a large number of them “unexpectedly retired” from Congress in 2018, clearing the way for the Democrat majority that would impeach Donald Trump. Some of them are now even entertaining a return, since they think the coast is clear. After all, betraying Republican voters just once clearly isn’t enough. Watch closely for Republicans who abandoned ship in 2018 to attempt a return in 2020 or 2022.

The Herald piece also doesn’t broach the subject of senior-ranking Democrats who were involved in this coup attempt. For instance, it was Hillary Clinton who retained the services of Fusion GPS to go out and get dirt, even if wholly invented, on the then GOP presumptive nominee.  At the time, strictly speaking, Clinton was not in government, although many of her staffers and hangers-on still littered the halls of the State Department, the Justice Department, and every other department of the federal government, including even the National Institute of Health, and many others.  The Herald neglects this fact, leaving us to think solely about Adam Schiff.

In the same way, the presumptive 2020 Democrat nominee is likewise omitted. Joe Biden is deeply enmeshed in the who scandal, particularly the larger scandal about which the media, including the Herald, refuse to touch, even tangentially. The thing they must hide from you, and indeed from the whole world, is that Barack Hussein Obama, then president of the United States, was engaged in using the foreign policy, particularly the foreign aid funds, as a sort of personal piggy-bank and graft machine.  This is why the whole Schiff-Russia-Collusion narrative was invented. This is what they’re hiding from the American people to this very day, and the failure to report this, even at this late date, is why when papers like the Herald regale you with the tales of despicable behavior by the lowly Adam Schiff, you should recall that he’s a small matter in the larger scheme. He’s a tool.  Barack Obama was the mechanic, and with him, Hillary and their pack of detestable, seditious traitors.  They had turned the whole of the US foreign policy into a money-laundering operation, the pinnacle of which had been the “Iran Deal,” or “JCPOA,” as it is more formally known.  Tens of billions of dollars went missing.  Marie Yovanovitch has been revealed as one of the on-scene go-betweens in Ukraine. This scandal is about something larger than pure party politics.  High-ranking people risked sedition and treason to cover it up.

Ladies and gentlemen, you might take some solace in the outing of Adam Schiff, but the truth is that you’ve known for a long while that he was a ruthless dirt-bag. His scalp should not assuage your rage at what has been done (and what they’re still trying to do,) to your constitutional republic.  Do you really think the continued, extend blue-state shutdowns are really about a virus?  Do you believe even the handful of red-state governors who are still slow-walking the opening aren’t part of this?

(See the sidebar below.)

Last Friday, Dan Bongino had one of his best podcasts in the history of his show. What he did was to point out something critical, that people like this op-ed in the Herald and others in publications like the Washington Post, while finally rightly critical of Schiff, have failed almost predictably to point out. General Mike Flynn’s call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak wasn’t unmasked. It was never masked to begin with.  Barack Obama, exercising a little-known option of the FISA law, simply directed Attorney General Loretta Lynch to certify the necessity of monitoring the call.  It was transcribed directly, and not masked, as had been the assumption.

Listen to Dan’s excellent show of last Friday here:

His follow-up show from Monday can be found here.

The point of all of this is that Barack Obama is at the heart of this issue, and he not only knew, but he led the effort, and he directed it, and he’s been involved in continuing to direct it since he’s left the presidency. Now is not the time for half-measures or half-truths. We need full justice. We won’t get to anything like full justice until we recognize that this is not simply a story about some corrupt high-ranking government department heads. This is the story about a completely corrupt President and then former President working to overthrow his successor in order to preserve his freedom and his ill-gotten wealth. Barack Obama is guilty, and we have now a growing body of evidence that proves it.

What makes all of this more despicable is the degree to which some Republicans in Washington DC are participating in the cover-up. We’re in a war for our constitutional republic, but while no shots are being fired, we must be ever-mindful of the fact that they’re not playing around. These people are desperate to conceal their global money-laundering scam.

Sidebar:

Think again. You see, I posted a response on Disqus essentially laying out the above, though in abbreviated form. There are much more harshly-worded response regarding Adam Schiff’s behavior alongside the op-ed, but there’s more to this. For some reason, my response remains in pending, without explanation. Would you like me to explain it? Did any of the other posts mention the Republican role in this treason? Here’s my response. Judge for yourself:

A Comment Too Hot to Handle…

Other comments discussing all parts of Obama’s involvement and the involvement of other Democrat players are discussed as some length comments. How is it possible that when somebody attempts to point out the Republican involvement in this scandal, the response is left in “pending” indefinitely? How is it that a remark that goes to the motive behind Schiff’s scam is censored?  Think carefully. As of the date of this article’s publication, the comment above has now been pending for more than two days as hundreds of other comments have been approved. You be the judge.

Texas Justice à la Commode

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Tyrant Judge Takes Dump on Justice

When Dallas Judge Eric Moyé demanded that Salon a la Mode owner Shelley Luther apologize for her “selfishness,” he revealed himself as a despicable altruist. Altruists demand that people must live their lives for the sake of others, and must forfeit their liberties, properties, and lives when it is deemed necessary or otherwise in the “public interest.”  Shelley’s only error in this entire fiasco was in innocently agreeing to the sickening premise of the worthless judge: She contended that she did not see it as selfishness inasmuch as her chief concern lied with making a living to assist her in feeding her children, therefore refusing to apologize. This courageous woman has been through quite enough at the hands of a system gone wild, so it is understandable that she would claim not to have been selfish.  To Shelley Luther, let me say quite bluntly: You were indeed selfish, and you had every right to be, and the judge who sat there chastising you for your selfishness ought to be hauled off to a jail for the sake of the rest of us. Judge Eric Moyé is a despicable animal, a scumbag of the worst sort, and I don’t need to know a single thing about his resume or his career on the bench to say so. In this case, in which he sentenced Ms. Luther to a week in jail, he demonstrated everything we need to know about his unfitness for the bench.  His actions in this case make quite clear that he knows nothing of justice, and the case makes it quite clear that Judge Moyé is defecating on the entire concept of justice in Texas.

Ms. Luther might not understand my meaning, and I suppose it’s quite natural, given the state of our society and polity, that she might not have a point of reference for what I shall now explain. First, I shall ask a series of questions:

  • Whose Salon is it?
  • Whose earnings are at stake?
  • Whose property is at stake?
  • Whose livelihood is at stake?
  • The welfare of whose children are at stake?

The answer to all of these is quite clearly: “Shelley Luther’s.” In most accurate answer to the robed demon squatting imperiously on a bench, paid for, in part, by the efforts of Ms. Luther’s self-interest, Ms. Luther should have said:

 I love my life. I love all the great and wonderful things my life and my efforts in its name have produced, and among those things are my children, my business, my associates, my clientele, my home, and all the other things my own efforts have garnered for me and helped me to build, so that if the accusation is that I had been selfish in re-opening my business in the furtherance of all I love, and that my love of my life and all these enriching fulfillments of it are to be adjudged as selfishness, then yes, I am unashamedly selfish, and I will not apologize for any of it, and I further state to the hearing of the world that any court, or any law, that would damn me or condemn me for my rightful selfishness to my love and my life may not rightfully claim the name of justice on this good Earth, and must be banished straight to Hell for the crime it is against all humanity, and if this declaration is to serve as the evidence of my contempt for this court, then let the record show that there is not enough contempt within the four walls of this room, or the four corners of this good Earth to enclose the span of the contempt with which I now respond to this court’s sick demand for an apology for all that I cherish and all that I love.

Ms. Luther had every reason to refuse to apologize, but she should not disclaim the selfishness. She should be proud of it. She had every right to be selfish. If she loves her children, and she values their welfare ahead of the interests of a tyrannical state, she is expressing an entirely selfish love, and she is rightfully entitled to it.

I am disgusted by this worthless judge, and by the system that has empowered him to dispose of the lives of Americans who had committed NO CRIME.

I want Judge Eric Moyé to know in no uncertain terms that he is the enemy of liberty, and the enemy of every living Texan. He is not an officer of justice, but a purveyor of injustice, and had he any honor, he would surrender his robe and his bench and relinquish them for all days. As it is, Judge Moyé is a greedy worthless bastard. He must be removed from the bench by whatever legal means are at the disposal of the people of Texas.

I want Governor Greg Abbott to know that he has culpability in all of this, having empowered dirt-bags like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to prey upon the people of Texas, to use whatever power he has under the Texas Constitution to pardon Ms. Luther and to commute her sentence, lest he be eligible to all the same remedies. This is not justice. Texans have a right to their lives, their liberties, and their livelihoods, and as a former Attorney General, he should have known better than to have participated in this over-hyped madness during which the rights of Americans, and Texans, were subordinated to the demands of a mob. He’s as guilty as Judge Moyé, for his role in this blasphemously despicable attack on liberty.  Fix it. Americans in general, but Texans especially, should never be reduced to the state of groveling in front of a worthless scum like Judge Moyé to beg for their rights or their freedoms, and Abbott had damned-well better do something about it.

 

The New N-Word

Friday, May 1st, 2020

The ultimate term of derision

Of all the things to come out of this #WuFlu #FakePanic #Plannedemic is the degree to which some Americans so cavalierly cast aside their fellow Americans with their crass terminology.  This is especially true of the dictatorially-minded bureaucrats and elected officials who dared to consider some Americans and some business activities as “Non-essential.” To all those public officials, elected, appointed, and otherwise subsisting on the government dole, I have a question: Who in the HELL are YOU to tell ANYBODY who is or isn’t “essential,” or what business activities are “necessary.”

I don’t like to use expletives, but this whole situation has me sorely tempted to use some.  For the sake of my readers, I will therefore restrain the immoderate impulses currently pushing me in the direction of a curse-laden tirade, but I must say that I find you public officials to be despicable. I find your dismissal of your fellow Americans beyond disrespectful, and the callous nature by which you simply devalue their lives and their fortunes as “non-essential.”

What is it to be “non-essential?” It means you aren’t really needed. You’re like the gravy on the potatoes, or the ketchup on the burger. You might be nice to have under some conditions, but otherwise, you’re not needed. Think of the people damning their fellow Americans as “non-essential.” Can you think of a more wretchedly arrogant and COMPLETELY unnecessary group of jackasses? Of all the things another human could call me and my pursuits, none is more offensive to me than “non-essential.” It’s the ultimate term of derision that cares not for race or sex or orientation or age, but merely the estimate of your worth in the eyes of some elite jackass. Rather than being discriminated against due to some innate characteristic, you’re being discriminated against based on somebody’s perverse estimate of your worth!

Let me be more direct: NONE OF YOU ARE ESSENTIAL, you bunch of hypocritical jackasses without whom we could live quite nicely. WE DON’T NEED YOU.

YOU EXIST FOR US! FOR US! FOR US!!!!!

IF we’re “Non-essential,” then by God, so are you, and if we are to be disposed with the wave of a hand and the scorn of the term “non-essential,” then I WANT EVERY ONE OF YOU ELECTED JACKASSES GONE!

Does that clarify the matter? For what do we need YOU if WE aren’t essential? WE pay the freight. WE pay for your salaries. WE do. If WE are “NON-ESSENTIAL,” then EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL because you’re completely unnecessary.

The next time the word “non-essential” crosses your minds, you’d best grab it before it crosses your lips. The next public official who mouths that phrase in my proximity might just get more than a harsh talking-to if this term of intense derision is used in my presence.

It’s 2020. Times change, we’re told. Fine. Start with this one. The new N-Word you’d better not use to describe another American or their  profession is “Non-essential.”

 

Trump On Shutdown: “We Have to Open…”

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

We have to get back to work!

The whole thing is a put-on. I don’t mean there isn’t a virus, but the whole over-hyped panic is just that. On Thursday, this past week, I saw that there were real signs that the fog was lifting. People were beginning to question the whole thing. It’s not that anybody thinks Coronavirus 2019 isn’t real, but that the statistics were being questioned, and the models were being questioned, and finally, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx were being questioned.  More, the reality of the unemployment numbers was coming to light, as an additional 6.6 million Americans added to the unemployment rolls that had already surged by 3.3 million the week before. That’s basically 10 million Americans, whose jobs are gone. More, businesses are now going belly-up, unable to sustain themselves in a shutdown or even skeleton-crew condition.  Real people, with real businesses are losing their businesses, not because they did anything wrong, but because of some order by a government official. Those officials will all claim sovereign immunity to any lawsuits, but no matter what anybody claims, it is a real “taking” as the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Fifth Amendment defines it. They’re being wrecked, and their employees will have no jobs to which they can return. This must end. On Thursday, the American people finally realized it, and began to say so. Now, finally, two days later, it seems our President, already inclined to think along these lines, seemed to have gotten the message. In a lengthy briefing on Saturday, he said “We have to open…” He said it more than once.

After the debacle of the Fauci/Birx reliance on the statistical models, some of which were provided purportedly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, people were beginning to question not only the obvious distance between projected death rates and reality, but also some of the underlying stories used to sell the panic. One YouTuber, channel name: AmazingPolly, who is an excellent researcher found some interesting problems with the video package prepared by the NYTimes about the catastrophe happening at the Elmhurst, Queens NY hospital. What’s interesting is that the video is now all in question. CBS famously aired footage that looked like a serious situation, allegedly in NYC, but actually from Italy.  Other footage and stills showed lines of coffins that were actually from a movie. The media is a pure propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. At this point, it truly is the Democrat-Media Complex. The idea is to sell panic. The idea is to push the country as far down into the ditch as is humanly possible, because there’s really no other way for them to defeat President Trump. They’re willing to wreck America to get rid of him, and to cause the death of additional Americans if necessary. There’s really no bottom to their black hole of hatred for this country. They see Trump and his supporters as the last obstacle to vanquishing America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, forever. This is not hyperbole. They hate us that much.

I know there is that segment of the readership who will assert this is some sort of conspiracy theory, but there’s no “theory” to it. The Democrat-Media Complex has conspired to create an apocalyptic narrative with COVID19.  The Washington Post already called Tom Cotton a “conspiracy theorist” for suggesting that the #WuFlu might have come from a Chinese Bio-Lab in Wuhan.  Now, they’re being forced to report that it may have indeed leaked from a Chinese laboratory, just miles from the “wet market” where the cover story has asserted this virus originated. H/T to Dan Bongino(Twitter handle @dbongino) for this tale of the despicable double-talk of the media. His episode Friday focused on the sickness of the Democrat-Media Complex. Watch it here if you have time:

I will tell you that the longer I observe the whole of our national polity, I am continually amazed at how absolutely disgusting is our so-called “Mainstream Media.” Sarah Palin had them pegged when she called them “Lamestream,” but lately, they seem to be more diabolical than that.

Back to the hospital in Elmhurst, Queens, why would they choose that hospital to target for their big scare story? On whom would this have the greatest effect? Amazing Polly figures that out for us, if we hadn’t guessed who might be from Queens, NY, who might be the target of a media disinformation campaign:

Every time I get the chance, I thank Polly for her work via Twitter. This video deserves a thorough watching. She admits up front that she can’t necessarily prove all of her conclusions, but she is always careful to provide documentation for the material she presents, in the information attached to her videos on YouTube. You can follow her on Twitter @99freemind. I don’t necessarily agree with her on everything, or subscribe to all the theories she presents, but I can tell you that she works very hard at her research, and she is very thorough, and also that she provides an alternative view of events and history that can offer a perspective that reveals new things the Lamestream Media will never, ever tell us. Give her a view if you haven’t already, and take the time to Like the videos of content creators like her and Dan Bongino.

Another person with whom you will cross paths if you research this overall CoronaVirus2019 shutdown is Candace Owens. Some of you will be familiar with her from FoxNews, or from other platforms, and on Twitter, she’s @RealCandaceO.  She has real courage in many respects, and one of them is her willingness to take on the #FakeNews, particularly with respect to issues of race, and also with the pigeon-holing of black Americans as Democrats.  She’s exposing those myths, and she has a new book coming out. Now, she’s exposing the governor of Connecticut who actually blamed the death of an infant on CoronaVirus when in fact, the death was due to being suffocated:

 

 

This sort of displacement of blame onto CoronaVirus is rampant in states run by Democrats. It’s being done to grab more of the federal relief money from the $2Trillion package that Congress passed last week.  It’s despicable, and it accounts for at least some of the mounting death toll being reported all over the news. It’s fraud. They’re mostly going to get away with it, since they compile the statistics, and they control the medical examiners, although these will mostly be considered “natural causes” and will never undergo autopsies.  I’m not suggesting that there are no CoronaVirus deaths, as I’m sure there are, but as I covered in my previous article, this is all being blown way out of proportion.  Now, we have even more evidence that this whole panic is contrived, and we also know the motive: This is all about elections, money, and power. What else? The idea here was to trap President Trump so that he would have to shut down the country. Instead, he left it to governors, as he should. He focused on the Federal response as is the job of the President.  In short, he took the steps appropriate to the President under our constitution, but this is also why the Democrat-Media Complex kept pressing the President to take more steps, and force a state quarantine in New York.

Today, at the press briefing by the President’s CoronaVirus Response Team, he made it plain: “We have to get back to work.”

Remember, if it’s bad for America, Democrats approve. If it’s bad for Trump, Democrats insist. The media is now so utterly broken that the smarmy reporters in the room can’t help but become snotty in their questioning of the President. If I were the President, I’d throw at least half of them off the White House grounds and tell their networks or papers to try again with somebody else.  There was never this kind of conduct toward President Obama. Not once.  Not even during his most miserable and provocative failures, when actual reporters would be expected to be more insistent in their questioning.  Here, the way these reporters talk to the President of the United States is an utter disgrace.  Even were I given the opportunity to question Barack Obama in the White House in the aftermath of Benghazi, I’d never have been so basically rude and disrespectful.  I certainly would have asked a couple seriously difficult questions. The problem here is that the media doesn’t really want any information.  They’re not really asking questions designed to reveal any news, but merely questions aimed at catching the President in some inconsistency, or in some sort of disagreement with one or more members of his team.  In some cases, they’re plainly argumentative.  Just once, in the eight years of the incompetent and corrupt Obama administration, they should have gone after that President with such fervent zeal.  Instead, they blithely pitched softballs that even the increasingly confused Joe Biden could hit out of the park.

Over the last few weeks, as the nation has attempted to deal with the WuFlu pandemic, one of the things that’s gotten short shrift is the economy.  We had an economy in pretty good condition by the middle of February, and as you’ll remember, unlike during the Obama administration when the jobs numbers were “unexpectedly poor,” instead our Department of Labor found itself having to upgrade the numbers in weeks following original reports that understated the economy’s performance.  Now, we’re losing jobs at a phenomenal rate, and President Trump has to do something to bring the economy back online soon, or the country will be wrecked.  Most of the small businesses shutting down are highly leveraged, and with a halt in revenues, they’re facing serious, perhaps catastrophic, consequences. The typical situation looks like a Mom-and-Pop shop of some sort, opened up a business on tight margins, perhaps by re-mortgaging a recently paid-off home. Now, shut down by order of some public official, usually a governor, county judge, city manager or mayor. they find themselves without revenue.  They have to lay off their employees, as a matter of pure financial survival, and then, within a month, they’re staring down the barrel of that debt service, and if they can’t service it, not only will they lose their business, but they might just lose everything. They’ll never be able to reopen.  They’ll never be able to call up employees and offer them their old jobs back. Instead, the avalanche will gather momentum and mass, with a mounting depression at the bottom of the hill.

I am reminded of a line by Bruce Willis in one of the many Die Hard sequels. The young guy he’s escorting to the FBI makes an off-hand remark about crashing the “system.” Willis’ character stops, and lets the kid have it a bit: “It’s not a system. It’s people!” Or something to that effect. His point was to say it is very easy to imagine shutting down a system like shutting down a computer or an assembly line.  For some reason, when people eliminate the myriad complications implied by specific, concrete human beings, it become easy to be cavalier about their disposition. The point Detective McClane was making is that “the system” is really people, and what you’re really talking about wrecking is the lives and dreams and aspirations and plans of real live people, just like you.

Democrats suffer from the same childish misunderstanding and unfocused view of the world around them. It’s easier to imagine an amorphous system that just gets “shut down.” The same is true of the economy.  They see it like turning off an engine.  Instead, it’s like putting a country’s worth of people into suspended animation, only without the preservative aspect.  The decay, the atrophy, the heart failures and the deaths begin to mount immediately. In short order, it’s much worse than any disease. Our country is much more complex than most people imagine, but the fundamentals of the situation are simple. We’re wrecking the economy, which means we’re wrecking businesses and that means we are wrecking people.  Each minute this goes on, more businesses are lost, and with them, jobs die. Most of them won’t be back, and this is where people who don’t understand the entrepreneurial cycle fail to see the real danger: Small business creates a sizable majority of jobs in the United States. If you’ve just gone out and created a business, and had it wrecked by a government-ordered closure, and probably lost substantial money, or worse, had your entire life’s work demolished, assuming you find yourself in the position to launch another business some day, would you? Why? The next time a virus comes along, the government might just shut you down again.

It isn’t simply that this response to this virus was overblown and entirely unnecessary, but that the entire methodology is bankrupt, unfeasible, and wrong. We must never permit this kind of shutdown again. Ever. Under any circumstance. We have created a situation that will take years to repair, if it can be fully repaired at all. Your individual rights are not and must not be subjected to the vagaries of virologists’ models. Your liberties must never be placed in the hands of governors, mayors, county judges, and other elected numb-skulls whose motives and decisions will always be dominated by politics, their public declarations to the contrary notwithstanding.

Ladies and gentlemen, the worst aspect of the great WuFlu shutdown of 2020 is the precedent set by permitting government to behave this way in the first place. The very idea that the government can order the shutdown of the country is a preposterous notion. This is tyranny, whether you’ve recognized it or not.  For the business owners whose concerns are now in serious jeopardy, if not already wrecked, this much is obvious. They’re carrying the largest burden in this entire fiasco, and those of us who do not bear their burdens should be thoughtful about the losses they face as a result. It is their lives and liberties, along with the properties of these entrepreneurs that have been cast onto the pyre of sacrifices created by this exercise of government authority.

I believe President Trump has been played, and the economy laid waste as a result of his desire to safeguard the lives of Americans. I believe the people upon whose guidance he relied are not all good people with innocent or virtuous motives. I also believe that certain elements opportunistically joined into this attack on our country. I know the President was trapped between doing what he believed at the time to be the best path for saving lives and what he knew would be catastrophic for the long-term economic and financial health of the country. I can forgive him for his motive of protecting and saving lives, but I’m less forgiving in another aspect: He should have recognized that the people around him were simply another brand of deep-state players, equally corrupt and equally apt to carry out a different form of a coup d’etat. If you don’t see that this has been the motive, I’d urge you to look more closely.

 

As one example, I want you to read this email from Dr. Fauci, first exposed by WikiLeaks:

 

TODAY’S PERFORMANCE

To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2013-01-23 11:21
Subject: TODAY’S PERFORMANCE

 

The #ChinaWuhanCoronaVirus Panic Is Unnecessary and Contrived(Updated)

Monday, March 30th, 2020

China Originated Viral Infectious Disease #19(COVID-19 a.k.a. #WuFlu)

Ladies and gentlemen, I occasionally write from what must seem to be a purely contrarian point of view.  I realize that my approach to some topics makes me the natural target for those who demand conformity in all matters.  On so-called “Anthropogenic Climate Change,” I’ve long maintained that the evidence in-hand in no way supports the will conclusions and claims of so-called “Climate Activists,” and that instead, simple logic exposes the foolishness of their claims to an extent that their motive is not revealed to be the result of simple ignorance, but instead one of intentional disinformation for political purposes.  You can agree or disagree with my arguments on that topic, but in the past, as I’ve made my arguments, I’ve not heard any retorts to the logic.  In this case of the Wuhan Coronavirus known formally as COVID-19(COronaVIrus Disease2019[*],) but herein called #WuFlu for shorthand, I believe we are being intentionally mis-informed and driven into an entirely unnecessary, unwarranted panic while simultaneously surrendering liberties to governmental demands in answer to the non-existent emergency that has aroused this ridiculous panic.  That’s quite an allegation on my part, but as ever, I stand prepared to defend my assertion.

Don’t misunderstand: There IS a COVID-19.  What there ISN’T is any evidence that:

  • #WuFlu is actually killing anybody
  • #WuFlu is lethal in and of itself
  • #WuFlu is any more lethal than ordinary influenza

If you have irrefutable evidence of ANY of these, please provide it in the comments below. To date, no government authority or medical institution in the private sector has yet to provide any.  Let’s start by playing a logic game.  Let’s imagine you’re a healthcare provider.  Let’s further stipulate that a patient coming to you for care presents with the following list of symptoms:

  • Persistent Fever
  • Cough
  • Body Aches

That sounds just like #WuFlu!  So the healthcare provider uses a test to determine that yes, indeed, you have #COVID-19, and from that moment on, if you die, it’s going to be assumed that COVID-19 killed you.  But did it?  Did they test you for other infectious agents?  No! They’re not going to test you to see if you also have influenza, or some other disease.  Once you’re tagged with “COVID-19,” you will be counted as having expired due to COVID-19 even if it was actually your lung cancer that killed you.

In the 2017-18 influenza season, the CDC reports an estimated 61,000 people died from influenza.  First, note that this is an “estimate,” and second, that the death rate was roughly 1 in 1000.  Roughly one person of every one-thousand who was infected with influenza purportedly died of it.  I remember this particular influenza season quite well, because my father very nearly succumbed to pneumonia thought to be secondary to the respiratory influenza that ultimately killed so many people in that season. I knew a number of elderly people, primarily men in their late 70s or 80s, who either died or nearly died in that season. Most of them had other health issues(my father a diabetic, for instance,) and others with various forms of COPD or smoking, or heart issues.  This should sound quite familiar to you, because it’s the same exact class of people allegedly dying by COVID-19.

In fact, every flu season, it is almost always this same class of people who die in large numbers from this crud.  I know it. You know it.  The numbers bear it out each year.

That said, let me ask you a question I’d like you to consider: If you’re tested positive for #WuFlu, what information do you have that excludes the possibility that if you’re exhibiting some or all of the symptoms above, that it’s the result of COVID-19 and not something else?  This is one of those basic syllogisms with which you’re going to need to wrestle.

Of course, I’m not a physician, or a medical professional of any sort, and my studies in my profession have nothing to do with epidemiology, or any related field. What my field does heavily rely upon is logic.  In all respects.

Here is a German doctor explaining the matter.  If you’re not a German-speaker, you’ll need to rely upon the subtitles, but after consulting with my wife(a German by birth,) the subtitles are faithful to the good doctor’s intent:

Mark Twain(Samuel Clemens) is purported to have said:

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

Whether he wrote these precise words may be in doubt, but he certainly wrote:

How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and hard it is to undo that work again!

It seems to me they mean the same, so let’s credit him with the sentiment if not the precise words. As Dr. Wodarg alleges, this Emperor seems to be naked.

Still doubting? That’s understandable, since I’m just a guy on the Internet with a keyboard and an opinion, and virtually everybody has at least one of those.  Some of you will be familiar with Candace Owens, and I commend to you her work.  She’s trying very hard to demolish the stranglehold she alleges that the #DemocratMediaComplex has on the black community. She posted this on Twitter(@RealCandaceO):

It’s from the CDC. What it represents is the sharp drop-off in Influenza Positive tests since the emergence of COVID19. In other words, what’s really happening is that if you test positive for COVID19, they’re not testing for anything else in most cases.  They’re blaming everything on COVID19! Influenza has become an invisible killer for which we’re not testing.  More, when people self-quarantine because they have the symptoms above, it’s being assumed in many cases that they have/had COVID19.  There’s no verification in many cases.

Are you starting to see a trend? This should be getting your eyebrows raised, at least a bit. If not, you may be succumbing to the impetus of the herd.

I’m not going to tell you that there’s no danger from #WuFlu.  You must make your own judgments, but make sure they’re your own judgments, and that you’re not being driven to them.  What I notice is that Americans are increasingly frustrated and even more often, furious, as it becomes clear that we’re laying waste to the best economy on Earth in order to pursue an alleged public health crisis that may be even more false and more hyped than so-called “Anthropogenic Climate Change.”

While I’m on that topic, I’d like to bring a related matter to your consideration, also on the matter of COVID19, but also the possibility that local/regional environmental concerns might be contributing to the death toll being seen in various hot-spots around the globe.  Tony Heller is a first-rate guy, and his website realclimatescience.com is first-rate. I’ve been reading his site for a long time, and I follow him on Twitter (@Tony_Heller). This video, also featuring a German doctor, is definitely worth the watch, albeit for somewhat different but related reasons:

Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to look out for your health, and I want you to look out especially for the health of those who are what might be termed “medically fragile,” inasmuch as they may be elderly, or have significant pre-existing conditions that would make them a target for any communicable respiratory pathogen.   Wash your hands, mind your social distance, and begin to demand of the media and your political leaders: Where is the evidence?

We’re killing our economy, which will in turn surely kill MANY MORE PEOPLE than this disease will have done, and we have no evidence that COVID19 has actually killed ANYBODY. None. Nada.

Think about that.

We can go into motives another day. For the moment, ignore the question of motives, and focus instead on the situation. I don’t know exactly why, as of now, but it seems fairly clear to me that we’re being played.  The panic is a scam.  We need to demand our leaders explain why. Now.

 

Editor’s note [*] When this article originally published, it was stated that COVID-19 stands for “ChinaOriginatedViralInfectiousDisease#19” That was false, and while it had come from what seemed a reputable site, that site has also changed their annotation, so I have corrected mine. The fact remains that the virus originated, with the best information at hand, in the Wuhan Province of China in 2019.

The Media Biden Bait-and-Switch

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Democrat-Media Complex Circling the Wagon Around Joe Biden

It has already begun. Since it has become increasingly apparent that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democrats’ choice for 2020, the so-called mainstream media has begun to circle their wagons in a protective screen around him.  Editing videos to exclude his most ridiculous, madcap, and explosive remarks, they’re doing their level best to hide from you how far Joe Biden has run off his rails. It’s not just that they’re a little deceitful, or that they’re using slick editing and packaging, but that they’re on a wholesale propaganda campaign by which they’re going to completely re-write not only Joe Biden’s more ancient history, but also his entire present.  They’re going to hide from the world how truly bad Biden’s condition is, at least until they can get him elected and sworn-in. Then, and only then, will they let the truth out: Joe Biden is about three minutes away from drooling down his chin.  That’s when the replacement will happen.  The Democrats are going to pull a bait-and-switch built on lies.

“Here’s good, solid, moderate Lunch-Bucket Joe. You can trust him.” If they can manage to get him through to the oval office, it will become “Poor, poor Joe. He needs to be removed for his own good and the good of the country.”

This is all they’re up to, but to carry it off, they’re going to need to get a significant number of Americans to believe it. The party faithful will vote for him because he’s their guy. No other qualification is necessary.  The bulk of the Democrat Party is Yellow-Dog these days, but the people they need to convince are the independents. This group of voters are frequently what I call “Windsocks.”  They’ll go whichever way the political and/or cultural winds are blowing.

If you want to defeat Joe Biden’s running mate(because that’s what will be at stake,) you’ll need to make that case to the Windsocks.

It’s going to astonish you.  You will come to see that the Democrat-Media Complex[DMC] is more capable than you had feared.  They’re going to whitewash Creepy Joe Biden until the casual observer(most Americans) will come to believe he’s “not so bad.” That’s the aim.  That’s the purpose for which all of these DMC cretins are now assembling, and it’s against this narrative which we must fight.

The truth is that Joe Biden has been a creepy, corrupt politician for years.  The fact is that he’s gotten away with it by being a loyal part of the DC Uni-Party.  In the end, however, the Democrats are going to pitch him over the side when it comes time.  In the mean time, they have a tall order: They need to draw the American people into electing this pig in a poke, While the #WuFlu is an opportunist’s goldmine for the Democrats, it’s just part of their arsenal. They’re going to keep this going all year long. Finally, for the sake of normalcy, they’re hoping the Windsocks will vote their way, overlooking all of Biden’s shortcomings.

That’s the game.

The Democrats’ Dog-And-Pony Primary

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Process of Elimination or Divide and Conquer or Both?

Americans shouldn’t be fooled any longer. Whether it’s the Democrats and their pool of corrupt candidates, or the Republicans and their usual slate of acceptable losers, you need to understand how things are actually done.  You don’t really believe the selection of the President is to be left to you, rank-and-file, ordinary Americans, do you?  Please.  If I’ve learned nothing else in the years I’ve been blogging about the sad realities of both parties, it is that under ordinary circumstances, they’re never, ever, EVER going to let the people choose their own President.  Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have any interest in seeing that much power vested in the electorate.  The party establishment picks the candidates for both parties, except in an all out revolt.  President Trump won the nomination and the presidency through such a revolt, but the establishment isn’t going to let him keep it if they can help it.  If Democrats are looking at the outcome of the current primary season in dismay, I don’t understand why.  Long ago, you chose party over any principle.  Now, they’re feasting at the table they’ve set, and yet seem to have lost their appetites now that they see the main course is a near-octogenarian duffer who couldn’t possibly win without the whole process having been stage-managed. That’s right, it’s been stage-managed, and Joe Biden will be their candidate, and if they can, he’ll be their President until they can eject him under the 25th amendment.  (That’s if he manages to survive through the convention and election.)

Folks, in 2016, the establishment was all set to pull their usual stunt on Republicans.  They had JEB Bush as their chosen man, and they had all the other smaller players meant to appeal to the various segments of the party.  For the staunch Christians, they had Santorum and Huckabee.  For the “moderate” East-coast Republicans, they had Chris Christie.  For the more secular but still staunchly conservative voters, they had Ted Cruz.  For the libertarian-minded Republicans, they had Rand Paul.  For the Cuban segment so important to Floridian politics, they had Marco Rubio.  For the moderate Republican woman who was somehow convinced that only a woman would do, they had Carly Fiorina.  For those who thought the Republicans needed to make ground in the black community, they had the kindly Dr. Ben Carson, who was apparently never all too serious about his candidacy.

All of these were to be the “non-establishment” alternatives whose candidacies would be killed-off one in turn after the other, until all that remained was JEB and perhaps somebody to whom they’d give the Vice Presidency to seal the deal.  This is how it worked in 2011-12.  It was always going to be Romney.  It’s classic divide-and-conquer.  What interrupted all of this in 2016 was one very unexpected outsider, Donald J. Trump, who observed this process play out in 2011-12.  He jumped into the candidacy in 2015 and started with an endorsement from an expected-but-not-realized 2012 candidate: Governor Sarah Palin.  From there, he took on JEB directly, and several of the easy chumps, like Christie.  He flipped the game on the establishment.  He beat them at their own game.  In the end, it came down to him and Ted Cruz, and in this way, when Cruz came home to the party after the convention, so did his supporters, and with them, just enough electoral inertia to win the general election.

What do you think 2020’s Democrat primary season has been all about?  Do you really think Joe Biden is a candidate who is in any way a viable candidate, on his own, and independent of the party’s establishment?  Not a chance.  Joe Biden is a puppet, and with his increasing dementia, he’s perfect.  Bernie will stick around, probably until the convention, so he can keep his “bros” active and engaged.  The Democrats will need as many of them as they can get on election day.  Bernie was never, ever, EVER going to be permitted to win the nomination.  I’m sorry for those who thought otherwise, but the establishment’s in a bit of a pickle this cycle, and they simply can’t permit it, just as they couldn’t permit it in 2016. In this case, their situation is even more desperate.  There’s already an insurgent in the office, and they cannot afford another.  If anybody stumbles across the full truth of what they’ve been doing all these long years, it’s curtains for them for at least a generation.

President Trump has figured out some of it, at the very least, and increasingly, it may be that he’s unraveling the establishment’s big game.  I think this is the reason Mark Meadows is now his Chief of Staff.  I think this is the reason we’re soon going to see further moves aimed at undoing some of the deep state.  What do you think this whole thing with the Novel Coronavirus 2019, a.k.a., the #WuhanVirus, a.k.a. the #WuFlu, is all about anyway?  This is all about the establishment being willing to wreck the entire global economy in order to protect their secrets.  They’re willing to kill-off human beings in the thousands or millions in order to keep what’s hidden in its present state of concealment.

Joe Biden will win the nomination, but one of two things will happen: He’ll be replaced at the convention, or if he actually runs through the general, if they can push him across the finish line, they’ll swear him in as President in January 2021, and then promptly break out the 25th Amendment to oust him.  Look at who he’s already put out there as his cabinet-in-waiting: They’re all Soros-Obama stooges who will follow orders.  Joe Biden is a vehicle, and I think his wife, Jill, whatever else is true about her, has begun to see the truth.  I think she knows, and I think she’s mortified by it.  When Joe stumbles in his speech, or goes on to his next bizarre “gaffe,” if she’s in-frame, you can see her grimace in anguish.  She seems either to really love him, or is at least guilt-stricken at what’s being done to him, or both. Whatever the case, it’s clear that Joe Biden has no business running for President, and whomever is running this operation is just using up what remains of poor ol’ Joe.  He’s corrupt, and maybe they’ll use him as a scapegoat for the whole sick affair in Ukraine and China.  There’s more corruption than you can imagine, and the DC Uni-party wants it all hidden.

I feel bad for rank-and-file Democrats, in much the same way I felt bad for rank-and-file Republicans in 2012, and in previous election cycles.  There’s nothing honest about the DC media-politics oligopoly, and there’s no chance they’ll ever willingly let the American people win and choose their own President, (or keep him,) if they can help it.  They have too much at stake.  There’s too much corruption to cover under a veil of officialdom and official secrecy.  It’s despicable.  I hope more Democrats figure out what’s been done to them, just as I hope more Republicans will figure out what had been done to them in cycle after cycle.  It’s time to begin an American party, with broad consensus on the basics, and then to clean out the nest of vipers that has been running Washington DC for most all the years of my life, and yours.  Realizing that at present, Donald Trump is actually the only vehicle for that reform is something more people in both parties should do.

 

The Enemy: We the People

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The New Enemy: We the People

I’ve been rattling around this old world for more than one-half century. I’ve seen a lot of despicable things, and I’ve seen the media make them more despicable by their dishonest coverage. I’ve seen cabals and plots and a number of conspiracies, but I’ve never seen anything even approaching the diabolical nature of this coup d’etat against Donald Trump, the Constitution of the United States, and We, the People who had formed it.  This is one for the record-books, and it very well may succeed, because the conspirators have succeeded in doing something I knew was theoretically possible, but never expected anybody to actually undertake.  The conspirators in this plot are not only real, and not merely diabolical, but they are also smart and ruthless.  They are setting-up the most dangerous sort of trap you could imagine, and they’re going to use our constitution to achieve it.  Ladies and gentlemen, it is much worse than they’re letting on.  It’s much bigger than they’re portraying.  Both side are down-playing it as they race to that moment in which they will strike, and to whomever goes the initiative, so too will the victory belong.  The left has finally engineered their dream scenario, in which they will claim to be the patriots and the defenders of the Republic, while we, the people, are denounced and ultimately vanquished as the enemy of the United States of America.

My long-time readers will know that I’m serious, and that I’m about to make a point to which attention must be paid, but new readers may be recoiling from my thesis because it seems so…”extreme.” The climax of any scenario may seem to be extreme, particularly for those who hadn’t expected it. The finality of death may seem extreme to those who had never contemplated it.  The truth is that we now live in a time of extremes, and the question that may well confront us is whether we have the courage to face them, and in proximity to them, rise to match them.

Here’s the basic plot: Democrats and their media shield are now proceeding with their plot to overthrow the United States government in the person of Donald J. Trump. He is the duly elected president of the United States, and since his election, they have been trying to undermine and overthrow him.  The reasons are many and varied, because for the rank-and-file opponents, it is the fact of his continuance in that office against which they rebel, exerting his policy preferences on the nation, to the chagrin and disgruntlement of the leftist hordes.  For mid-level leftists, in the political establishment and the press, it is the fact that he makes bare the edifice of lies about the necessity of the whole political machinery.  He won with a fraction of the expenditures and only a tiny fraction of the number of apparatchiks customary to a modern presidential campaign.  In truth, he represents a revolution against them. For the upper-crust leftists, Trump represents another type of existential threat, made of their criminal liabilities.  This upper-crust has had its crimes white-washed, concealed, or pardoned in one fashion or another.  They’ve had their prosecutions declined, and they’ve had all their legal sins washed away, or would have, if only he hadn’t been elected.  Now, their crimes for greed and their crimes for family are too close to exposure, and worst of all, their crimes against humanity and their treason, little and large, are far too close to discovery.  For some of them, discovery would mean the effective loss of their entire lives’ toil in acquisition of ill-gotten wealth. For others, it might mean an actual loss of life, as some might even face the gallows for their crimes.

If any larger portion of this be true, then it is all the motive any collection of philosophical fellow-travelers and partners-in-crime would ever need to carry out such a plot. You can pretend to yourself that this is all too big, or that it couldn’t possibly be, but ask yourself this: If you and your spouse are now worth one-hundred-million dollars so long as the totality of your corruption can be kept secret, and your treason can be buried sufficiently, what wouldn’t you do? To what lengths wouldn’t you go? To what depths of depravity wouldn’t you descend? Which arms wouldn’t you twist?  Which debts wouldn’t you call? Very quickly, one realizes that an environment comprised of such people would shortly resemble an ecology of gangsters, every bit as lethal as any mafia the world has known.

Now you understand the motives, but now we must understand the methodology. The methodology of the left has ever been to accuse others of what it is they’ve done, or are doing. It’s a methodology that serves them well because they are in collusion with the media and the so-called “Deep-State.” In fact, it’s fair to consider them together as one contiguous, unified organism. They coordinate across levels, within levels, and across national or organizational boundaries.  They’re in everything, everywhere.  As we’ve seen, they’re in Congress, but they’re in the White House. They’re in the FBI, but they’re in NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations.) They’re in the media, and they’re in the private sector. What binds them all together? Can you guess? Yes, it’s guilt. People like Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trade on that guilt. Strange, isn’t it? Epstein died, and almost all coverage of him has disappeared, and with it, all coverage of the guilty elites over whom he held sway, and their wrong-doings, by which he held such power.

Do you think Epstein was the only one of his kind? How many of you have even heard of the NXIVM sex-slavery cult? It was used at least in part by extortionists as a manner of extracting control, money and power over the people over which it held influence. How can it be that a thing like this exists and was prosecuted, but the bulk of Americans have never heard of it?  Don’t “google” it though. Try duckduckgo.com instead.

How can one get rid of a President like Donald J. Trump? One would have to find him guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In the seemingly unlikely event that one can’t find any legitimate grounds for impeachment and removal, one must fabricate some. This was the basis for the whole “Russia” hoax, and it has been behind every attempt to unseat him.  In the case of this latest “Ukraine” scandal, the best primer on it may come from the unlikely source, Glenn Beck. It’s not that Beck hasn’t uncovered some interesting stories over the years, but to say that most people don’t consider him hard news so much as infotainment. Fair or not, that’s how most view him, but his coverage on the Ukraine story is exhaustive and quite detailed.

Below is a short version, but on his program on BlazeTV, you can view the full version of his explanation of the Ukraine scandal. Here, in a detailed explanation of the facts, Beck lays out a fuller picture of the scandal about which you’ve only heard but a little:

I want you to notice that this was published by Beck on the 3rd of October. I am willing to bet that almost none of you had heard of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch prior to the last couple of days, but she is a key figure in Beck’s presentation of more than a week ago.  On Friday the 11th, she was testifying before Adam Schiff’s rogue committee.  Watch Beck’s presentation, and then do the math. Beck doesn’t here guess with any specificity what might have happened to the seven billion missing dollars, but that doesn’t stop us from guessing, does it?  Clinton Foundation?  Clinton Global Initiative?  Some portion absorbed by oligarchs in payment for the money-laundering? There’s no way to say with any certainty, at this moment, but it’s certainly worth all the trouble of ditching Donald Trump.

Now Congress is carrying out a coup d’etat disguised as an impeachment.  They’re going to get rid of Trump, and you’re going to witness histrionics in the United States Senate by Republicans. They’re going to deliver the coup de grâce to Donald J. Trump. They’re going to betray the constitution of the United States, and at present, their leader is none other than Trump nemesis Willard “Mitt” Romney. He and two dozen other compromised Republican senators are going to strike the fatal blow to the Trump presidency.  At that point, you will have a choice, and that choice will come down to this:

You will either except this false procedure, and watch as the American Republic is killed in fact while a sad charade goes on ever after, or you will take up arms to stop it.

That’s your choice. The left has placed you in the position that to support the truth, and to support what is right, you will have to voluntarily choose to fulfill the role of the revolutionary.  They will portray you as the instigators of the coup d’etat.  Once they arrive at this point, their overthrow will have succeeded. Checkmate.

I’m not certain anybody on the side of the genuine patriots understand this yet.  I’m not certain everybody in Trump-land quite perceives this.  I believe what we are about to witness is either a rebirth of the genuine republic, or its final overthrow. Should you dare to rise against it, you will be portrayed as the traitors. You will face the gallows. Do you now see?  Never in American history will there have been a greater divergence of the “spirit of the law” from the letter of the law.

We are now in a race, and indeed, we have been all this time since Trump’s election. I don’t know how many of the parties involved knew they were in a race. I don’t know if it matters whether they knew. If Nancy Pelosi succeeds in carrying out her impeachment before the forces seeking actual justice can succeed in so doing, this will be the end of the United States.  I don’t know if Q is/was real or not, but I can tell you that whomever is Qanon, they knew this is a race.  Whether intended to stall, or to cover, I cannot possibly know, and only time will tell, but here’s where we stand: Trump’s forces are in a deadly race with the Deep State.  Time is short now, and I think we will be lucky to go into the new year as we entered the current one. Perhaps fittingly, the year 2020 will provide clarity.  Unfortunately, the picture we will see may be a terrible vision and a future in which justice has been thwarted.  You know what may be coming, my long-time readers, because you’re studious and because you know history. It’s up to you to prepare the rest of our population who may have no clue.  To defend the Republic, and to protect its legitimacy, oddly, patriots may need to risk being labeled rebels – to be called “enemies of the state” by the very traitors who now plot against our President, our republic, and indeed, the whole body of our people.  The framers of our constitution, and the founders of our nation knew this danger all too well, but their singularly most important historical virtue may be that they risked all for love of country. All I can say is that if President Trump calls for aid, patriots must be prepared to move.

Do as you will, but for my part, I will answer the call.

Nation of Conspiracy Theorists: How the Death of Jeffrey Epstein Wrecked Our Government

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Ordinary Suicide?

Some will say our government had been wrecked already. A strong case can be made that the entire fiasco of the Russia-Collusion Hoax and the plot to overthrow a Presidency has already done much to destroy the credibility of the government.  Heck, part of the reason President Trump asked William Barr to an encore appearance as the nation’s attorney general was with the restoration of the government’s credibility in mind.  It’s part of why this President has stayed clear of the Department of Justice, wanting it and its subordinate departments to be cleaned up by virtue of the people he appoints, rather than by direct intercession lest any prosecutions necessary to the clean-up have the stench of partisan motives attached. Sadly, all of that was wrecked on Saturday morning when Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide in federal custody. The failure of the US Federal Government to safeguard an inmate who allegedly attempted suicide last month is absolutely shocking. It’s been reported that cameras in the facility may not have been recording during the billionaire inmate’s alleged suicide.  There are all sorts of unconfirmed stories circulating, but the real problem is this: Nobody believes the Federal Government’s story.  Nobody believes it was a simple suicide.  At the very least, there was very “convenient” misfeasance or malfeasance in the supervision of this inmate.  The part that has so many Americans furious is that there may be co-conspirators, many wealthy and well-connected people, who will “get away with it” because their chief co-conspirator is dead.  All that remains is a large number of female accusers, who will be diminished by defense attorneys into cases of “he-said; she-said” if ever they come to trial.  In short, dead men tell no tales, as Paul Joseph Watson pointed out early Saturday morning:

The United States Federal Government has zero credibility. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has zero credibility.  The United States Department of Justice is a joke.  There can be no respect for the rule of law when third-world, banana-republic spectacles like this are permitted.  We’ve known since at least the fake exoneration of Hillary Clinton by James Comey in 2016 despite obvious and repeated criminal conduct that justice is for sale in America.  Jeff Sessions was supposed to fix this. Rod Rosenstein was supposed to fix this. Matthew Whittaker was going to straighten this out. Most recently, Bill Barr was going to set this all straight and restore the credibility of the Department of Justice.  Given the string, I suppose failure was his only option. This creates a problem for the Federal Government, however: The American people no longer believe anything they say, any longer.  This particular failure was so obviously impending and grotesque in its inevitability that many of us expected this result.  Really, among those of you following this case, how many expected Epstein to survive until trial?  This is a serious problem for President Trump, and for Attorney General Barr, not to mention Director Wray over at the FBI.  Nobody trusts these Federal departments. Any of them.  Why should we?  They get tips about mass murderers weeks in advance but do nothing; they let serial criminal felons go; they participated in an attempted coup d’etat; they put their fingers on the scales of American elections; they lean into the whole rule of law to upset and confound it. Who in their right mind would believe any of them?

Epstein was in the process of being prosecuted for what were alleged to have been a lengthy string of despicable sex trafficking crimes, allegedly involving many, many minors over a period of more than a decade. He was a straight-up pedophile.  Worse, it is still alleged that he had co-conspirators in the child sex trafficking that included a who’s-who of famous, wealthy, and well-connected people.  One of the people as yet unnamed but widely believed to have been involved was former President William “Bill” Clinton.  He took at least 26 known flights on Epstein’s so-called “Lolita Express,” a Boeing 727 outfitted as a luxury private plane.  Allegedly, various sex romps and so on occurred aboard the plane.  With the release of a trove of previously sealed documents yesterday, it was thought Epstein might be induced to “sing,” giving up some of his clientele/co-conspirators. It’s also been widely rumored that Epstein was really running an extortion racket of some sort, related to all the perverse sexual exploits said to be ongoing in his orbit.

Whatever Epstein was doing, and with whom, we’re unlikely now to learn it. Just as the media has effectively blacked-out the entire NXIVM sex-trafficking scandal, so too will the blot this entire episode from our national memory.  Monsters will go unpunished.  I know one thing though: I’m going to start putting our politicians to the test. I am going to demand that they amend the constitution to make people who commit sex crimes against minors eligible for the death penalty, and to make federal law such that the ordinary statutes of limitation countdown commences only upon the victim reaching the age of twenty-one years.

Let’s face it: This is the biggest in-custody death since Lee Harvey Oswald, but at least there, we had video.  Our government has lost all credibility.  Claims of “incompetence” just don’t cut it here, Mr. Attorney General.  I wonder how deep this really goes. It wasn’t too long ago that I rejected “conspiracy theories” as lazy thinking, but I’m astonished by this case.  The one thing everybody predicted about Epstein was that he wouldn’t survive jail.  People said it in the form of a joke, but everybody who said it knew that this was not a laughing matter.  It’s rumored that the wikipedia page for Ghislane Maxwell(Epstein’s alleged accomplice) temporarily showed her as deceased as of 18 August, 2019.  Of course, anybody can edit wikipedia.org, which is one reason it’s a reliable source of information, but if nothing else, it serves as a reminder that there are other witnesses the Feds need to be rounding-up. If they’re smart, they’ve disappeared, or they’ll probably end up like Epstein.

Rush Limbaugh spent a goodly part of his Monday show setting up callers in order to debunk their conspiracy theories. Naturally, the callers selected seemed to have been picked based on their kook quotient.  It’s now been revealed that his cell-mate was transferred just hours before his alleged suicide.  Can this get any more ridiculous?  The circumstances of the death of Epstein are so bizarre, and so inconceivably outlandish that my wife has weighed in with her own “conspiracy theory,” and I can’t refute it:

This was set up to be as obvious as possible.  “They” took him out in the most obvious way, and it will be ruled a suicide despite all the obvious oddities.  The conspirators don’t care how obvious it looks.  They don’t care if you know what really happened, so long as nobody can prove it. It’s the ultimate “F U” from the elite dirt-bags associated with Epstein to you, the people of the United States.  It’s like flipping you the bird and saying “na-na, na-na, na-na, you can’t touch us.”

Of course, I suspect we’ll never know. I don’t think it’s any more knowable at this point than whether Jack Ruby was really acting on his own, or instead part of some deep, dark conspiracy.  The problem is that we mustn’t accept this answer.  Our government has no credibility so long as this remains unresolved.  There are too many theories that too many people now believe with some conviction.  What virtually all of them share is that this death is not a simple suicide owing to the simple incompetence of a handful of people in government.  I’m sure some reader here will contradict me now, but no person I know face-to-face believes anything the government has said on this, whatever else their personal theories might indicate.

The credibility of our government is now in virtual tatters, but it must be said that it will continue to be this way until we, the people, insist upon something different. I had barely heard the details of the story of Epstein’s death on Saturday before I was dialing my own House representative, and my two Senators. This is unacceptable, and I also warned them: If I discover that they’re linked in any way to Epstein and his illicit shenanigans, they can consider themselves ineligible for re-election. That’s the first test people need to apply to all Republicans and Democrats and Independents.  The second should be:  What are they doing to restore the credibility of the US Government? We can’t permit this to go on any longer in our country. We mustn’t.

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” Moment

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Will he fold?

My friend and self-described “brother-from-another-mother” Youtube star Mr. L, of Mr. L’s Tavern described it correctly today. In a discussion of the choice facing President Trump with the entire Red Flag Law/Gun Control agenda, he correctly pointed to the fact that the President has made too many promises with too much resolute vigor to retreat at this late date.  To do so risks certain alienation of a substantial portion of his loyal base.  In 1990, in the midst of a negotiation with Democrats over the budget, President George H.W. Bush went along with the Democrats on a luxury tax and a number of other items.  It resulted in a shallow recession, but more importantly, it meant that he had forsaken his 1988 promise to Republicans: “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!” In 1992, Democrats, who had shoved the taxes down his throat because THEY had wanted them, took the occasion of his tax increases to hang the entire albatross around his neck. Ross Perot and Bill Clinton mocked him endlessly. The Democrats attacked and attacked. Most importantly, however, the base of the GOP abandoned him. It could even be said that the portion of the party that abandoned the elder Bush would come to be the Trump wing of the party.  In the same way, in 2015-16, Donald Trump promised repeatedly to protect your second amendment rights. No small number of conservatives supported him on this basis alone. Here we stand in 2018, and Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” moment has arrived, just as Mr. L has described.  Well, President Trump? Will he fail us as George H.W. Bush and so many other ordinary politicians have done in the past?  We will find out in due course, naturally, but I don’t believe there’s any way for Mr. Trump to avoid his “Read My Lips” moment, and the Democrats and NeverTrump Republicans know it.

It’s why they’re pushing him so hard. It’s not so much a problem that conservatives will find another candidate, as they will simply stay home, unwilling to support him. Donald Trump should fear that, because it’s what ultimately killed McCain and Romney in their bids for the presidency. Too many conservatives stayed home.

If he goes along with all of this, that’s just what I’m going to do.

The Challenge We Face With Ignorance About Guns

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Friends?

I was watching Fox and Friends on Thursday morning. Pete Hegseth was substituting for Steve Doocey, alongside regulars Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, and in their last hour, about nine minutes in, Pete mentioned how the discussion always turns to guns. Ainsley asked Pete what he uses a “gun like that for,” implying that an AR-15 is something odd or weird.  Pete made an explanation about his right to defend himself and so on, but he seemed unprepared for the question, and I think Ainsley was trying to ambush him a little.  Watch this video, beginning at 9:20:

Here’s the problem: Ainsley Earhardt doesn’t apparently know the first thing about firearms, and Pete Hegseth doesn’t know how to defend his position very well.

Both aspects of this small clip are discouraging to me, because I am terribly frustrated that Ms. Earhardt hasn’t taken the time to inform herself, and Mr. Hegseth, a veteran, hasn’t made himself more able to defend his position and be prepared to answer the kind of question Earhardt asked. It shouldn’t be difficult to shine a little light in this darkness.

I’d love to help them both.  First, Ms. Earhardt should be open to a little weapons education.  I’m sure with his friends and connections, Mr. Hegseth can find somebody to facilitate a little range-time and take the Fox and Friends show on the road, maybe to Ms. Earhardt’s home state of South Carolina. In that state, it should be easy to find people who’d be willing to demonstrate the difference between a select-fire AR or AK type rifle and the more run-of-the-mill auto-loading (or semi-automatic) firearms so that she could be informed.  After all, this is not difficult.  Let Ms. Earhardt fire the actual military versions, on automatic(with coaching) and then fire the semi-automatic cousins. Show that externally, the two weapons can look exactly alike, minus the selector for automatic.

Now, with respect to Mr. Hegseth, it’s a somewhat easier cure. Hegseth seems to be a reasonably intelligent guy, but based on this segment, I don’t think he’s spent much time thinking about how to defend his position in an highly politicized environment.  He should have asked Ms. Earhardt, first: “Do you know the difference between an actual so-called “assault rifle” which is the actual weapon of war, and a civilian modern sporting rifle, which however it looks, is not an “assault weapon?”

Whatever Ms. Earhardt may or may not know, it doesn’t seem she’s well-versed in firearms.  At that point, she would probably be reduced to: “No, I don’t know the difference.”  This is where education can occur.  Let me help. The two popular types, AK and AR, have several things in common.  In the main, they are gas-operated rifles that us the spent gas of one round to automatically load the next round. Where the difference between the military version and the civilian version comes in is the fact that the military versions have the ability to continue firing by simply holding the trigger. In this mode, the cyclic rate of these rifles can be extraordinary, in the case of the AR platform, obtaining a rate of 800 rounds per minute. The AKs, due to their heavier reciprocating assembly(bolt, carrier, piston, etc) are somewhat slower, attaining roughly 600 rounds per minute, but their bullets are roughly twice as heavy, carrying more energy even though they move at roughly 2/3s to 3/4s the muzzle velocity of the .223/5.56mm round used by the AR platform.

Hegseth should be well-versed in the technical differences between automatic and semiautomatic weapons. That’s not his problem.  His problem is his inability to express the need he might have of such a rifle, but more importantly the right he has to own one.  My readers are well aware of the fact that I believe machine guns ARE covered(and protected) by the Second Amendment.  Let assume, however, that we intended only to defend the right to own a semi-automatic version that is a machine-gun look-alike.  Let’s start with our right. Leftists and other anti-gun folk claim that when the 2nd Amendment was adopted, the standard service arm of the day was a musket. This is true, however, both semi-automatic and automatic arms had been invented, but were seen as too expensive for Congress to obtain in numbers sufficient to outfit their army.  However, it is important to understand that the musket was the standard of that day.  So was the feather quill pen and ink well, along with the manually set printing press.  The notion was that armed citizens ought to have and maintain the ability to resist an overbearing government, which would imply directly that the founders thought citizens ought to be at parity with the Army, at least in terms of firearms.  At the very least then, we can see that the founders’ intended object of the the 2nd Amendment was to guarantee the right to an armed resistance in case of blossoming tyranny.

Part of the problem is that Earhardt asked the question: What do you use them(“assault weapons”) for?  The great thing about the modern AR type rifle is that it works great for many things. They’re excellent all-around ranch guns, they’re excellent for self-defense in situations where the defender is outnumbered, and they are useful in hunting. (Some state prohibit some calibers for hunting, but it may be game-dependent and so on.) Of course, you can built an AR-type rifle in many calibers, and also an AK-type. At times, I’ve seen AR-15 platform rifles in at least a dozen calibers, AR-10s in several more, and AKs in at least a half-dozen, including 12 and 20 gauge shotguns.

Hegseth, caught a little flat-footed, managed to say “for personal protection,” but he should have had a laundry list: “To defend my home, to hunt, to do target practice, I compete with others, and I keep up my skills in case I’m ever called upon to return to active duty to defend my country,” or some variant of that. Instead, he came across as somebody who walked into a battle he didn’t know he was going to be called upon to fight.  I do wonder if Earhardt didn’t ambush him with that question.  She may be sincere, but I think the question was part of satisfying an agenda.  Of course, that’s fine, but Hegseth should have been ready.

Now, if Hegseth was clever, he’d make a pitch to do a remote from some place in South Carolina, perhaps he could contact the good folks at Palmetto State Armory, and maybe for the publicity, they’d be willing to host a little shoot and bring Ms. Ainsley down there to her home state and do some shooting.  I think it would be awesome. They sell both AK and AR platform rifles, and they have a great reputation.  They may even be able to get somebody who owns properly-licensed automatics to do a little demonstration.  The point is, it shouldn’t be hard for FoxNews to provide actual education to their audience, if they wanted to do so.

Let people see the differences. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then video is worth a million.  I think this is the value of having people in the gun-owning community reach out to the woefully uneducated to fill in the vacuum. People have a tendency to fill in the unknown with the bogey-man. They don’t fill in the unknown with rainbows and unicorns.  If you can alleviate the vacuum by replacing it with actual knowledge, questions like Earhardt’s will be answered and the bogey-man will be vanquished.  At the same time, somebody like Hegseth must do much more to be prepared for those kinds of questions. He should have crushed it, but he came across looking a little evasive and uncomfortable in his answer.  That’s definitely NOT what the gun community needs.

It could be that I’m picking at nits, but I think people who are going to discuss gun ownership before audiences of a million or more ought to have their acts together.  I like Hegseth, as he seems committed to assisting veterans’ organizations, and he certainly seems to have his heart in the right place. It’s not that his answer was “bad,” so much as it seemed incomplete and unprepared. Earhardt, earning the money she does working at FoxNews, ought to be able to alleviate her ignorance if she was sincere. Given her home state, it should be easy for her to discover the answers.  I think it’s fair to suggest that before one throws around terms like “assault weapons,” one ought to know what that terms is being used to describe.

Preparedness: Defense of Home and Country (Product Review)

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Accuracy Begins Here

I make no bones about the fact that I believe in the full exercise of the Second Amendment, and while I realize there are those who will consider my views “extreme,” or some such thing, it’s in largest measure because they desire the approval of a cooing media. They’ve been conditioned to seek the approval of the popular culture and media, hoping to be labeled as “reasonable.”  I’ve never looked for validation among statists.  More, while they try to pretend that AR-15s have no use in self/home defense, the evidence strongly suggests otherwise, and more evidence came in on Wednesday. This being the case, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about one of the things I’ve always enjoyed, from the pellet rifles of youth, to when I was a young man in the Army, or in all the years since: Marksmanship.  The US Army taught me to be a fairly good shot, and perhaps owing to the eagle-eyed vision of my youth, (which seems to persist at distances, despite the arms-length affects of presbyopia in middle age,) I’ve always enjoyed being able to get the most out of any given rifle type.  A couple of years ago, I decided to build a custom AR-15.  I won’t bother you with the entire parts-list, but what I do wish to talk about is what I consider the heart of any such rifle: The barrel.  Bearing in mind that my experience with this type of firearm is extensive, having first handled an M16 at a tender seventeen years of age, I believe my opinion is informed by sufficient experience to offer some value to readers.  In this instance, I want to talk about barrels in general, but in particular, I wish to discuss a particular brand of barrel that has proven to me to be superior to others. The offerings of Wilson Combat seem to be as good a barrel as can be had for the money, and then some.  As I recently noted, speaking to another self-defense enthusiast on the subject, I’ve spent more for a barrel but I’ve never gotten more out of one.

The particulars of the barrel I selected were these:

  • 18″ Length
  • Chambered in .223 Wylde
  • Rifle Length Gas System
  • Bull barrel profile
  • .920″ diameter at gas seat(this has been superseded subsequently with a .875″ diameter gas seat.)
  • 5/8″-24 threaded muzzle(this has been superseded subsequently with 1/2″-28 threading.)
  • 1:8 RH twist
  • 416R Stainless Steel
  • Straight Flutes
  • Weight 42 ounces(Slightly lower in latest version)
  • M4 Style feed ramps

It’s a heavier profile, but because at my age, I’m not going to be running, jumping and dodging much. If I must, the extra weight won’t be nearly the problem my knees will be. On the other hand, I always consider weight a negative because almost no fight is from a purely fixed position.  I selected the .223 Wylde chambering because it is a good compromise between 5.56 and .223.  It can fire both cartridges safely, approaching the maximum potential of both.  The 18″ length was chosen because it is easier to wield if one must move in somewhat confined spaces, like an interior hallway, or through doorways.  I prefer the full(rifle) length gas system because it’s going to provide the best pressure and therefore muzzle velocity at the selected barrel length.  1:8RH twist seems to stabilize the 62gr rounds I prefer in most instances very well.  The shallow fluting lightens the load a bit from what it might otherwise be, and given the larger surface area, should augment cooling. The heavy profile should make for as rigid a barrel as you’re going to reasonably place in this particular performance envelope.  416R stainless is extremely resistant to corrosion.

Of course, when we talk about barrels, it’s hard to ignore the parts to which barrels attach, or which attach to or surround them.  In this case, a very lightweight, slim, free-float rail of 13″ length was used.  The upper receiver is standard DPMS forged 7075(as is the lower.)  The muzzle brake is a custom unit manufactured to my specifications by Larry Sperlich, of Pasco, WA. His custom brakes are exceedingly effective, and since he generally manufactures them from 303 stainless, like the barrel, they resist corrosion very well. (Larry will work with you to create the brake you desire. He does phenomenal work, so you can consider this an unqualified recommendation of his brakes. You can contact him via Ebay as seller Drhard1972.)  You’ll enjoy his work. These brakes are made from solid stainless round stock, so they can be on the heavy side, but then again, you’re quickly repaid for the extra ounces with recoil reduction and excellent muzzle control augmentation. Again, it’s a little extra weight that I’m happy to bear given the return.

Where the rubber meets the road when considering any barrel comes down to its inherent effects on the rifle’s accuracy.  This is best measured from a bench rest, and after zeroing the sights at a standard 25m(83 feet) with a standard type US Army zero target, it was interesting to note that the three-round group appeared as a single hole on the paper.  After relocating to a 100 yard lane, shooting a variety of ammo just to get a feel for accuracy, I shot the following brands/type/weights:

  • PMC Bronze .223 55gr FMJ
  • Silver Bear .223 62gr HP
  • Silver Bear .223 55gr FMJ
  • Federal Lake City 5.56 55gr FMJ (XM193BK)
  • TulAmmo .223 75gr HP
  • Wolf .223 62gr FMJ

I knew my first shots would leave a lot of copper on the sharp edges of the new lands in my spiffy new barrel, but I wanted to be “gentle” on it.  All of the zeroing was carried out with the PMC Bronze because it’s a good, average round, serving as a decent baseline for comparison.  In short, it’s neither the best nor the worst, but it does have a brass case, and their manufacturing process tends to lend itself to a basic level of consistency.  As expected, this ammunition provided for MOA groupings at 100 yards.  Occasionally, I’d have a “flyer” that either owed to some inconsistency on my part(maybe a jerk here or there when I’d break steady-hold discipline for some reason) or perhaps to ammunition variability.  In all, twenty rounds of the PMC at 100 yards yielded decent results.  I then moved on to the Silver Bear 55gr. This provided poorer results. I found that roughly 1-1/2 MOA was the best I could consistently obtain. The wind was calm/negligible on the day of testing.

The Wolf was slightly better than the 55gr Silver Bear, perhaps 1-1/4 MOA, while the TulAmmo 75gr managed to perform on par with the 62gr Silver Bear, with which I was able to manage a consistent 1 MOA at the 100 yard distance. The Lake City 55gr did roughly as well as the PMC, perhaps a little better, with one group managing 3/4 MOA.  (Conveniently, I was using one box of ammunition per sheet, and due to few other shooters on the range, I was using the target in my lane plus the one adjacent to my left that was unoccupied.  This permitted me to put up two sheets per trip downrange, and test two ammo types at a time. For context, as I was shooting, there was only one other shooter on the twelve available 100 yard rifle lanes, so no problems about range courtesy.)  To date, I’ve tried several other brands of ammunition, but my best results have been with the 55gr bullet varieties, particularly the XM193BK types. I will say that the TulAmmo 75gr ammo shoots reasonably well, and that the 1:8 twist rate of this barrel seems to stabilize the heavy round much better than I expected.  On one particular day of shooting recently, I managed 1/2-3/4 MOA on four consecutive groups shooting the Federal Lake City 5.56 55gr. FMJ ammo.

One of the downfalls of the 5.56/.223 caliber to me is the rapidly increasing instability with distance traveled, particularly in heavier rounds. Consistently, the worst performance I receive is with so-called “Penetrator” 62 grain green-tip varieties, but I think that owes to variability in the symmetry of the placement of the steel core within the bullets.  For standard bullet types, at 200 yards, the first signs of instability are already showing, and at 300 yards, if you hadn’t noticed it beforehand, you will certainly find that it becomes more inconsistent, and this owes to the inherent instability of the round.  All of this has made me very curious about a new caliber that has arrived on the scene, which is .224 Valkyrie.  The idea is to provide a rounds of greater weight than .223/5.56 and to be able to carry supersonic velocity beyond 1000 yards.  So far, reports from the field on this particular round are promising.  It’s been out for around two years, and in that time, it’s gained quite a following.  It’s not uncommon to hear of consistent performance at 1000 yards.  I will be investigating that caliber soon enough, and I was heartened to learn that Wilson Combat now offers several barrels in that caliber.

It’s useful to note that while Wilson Combat no longer offers the exact barrel I purchased, their replacement in their lineup that has several potential advantages over the one I own. It is identical to mine in all but the following ways:

  • 1/2″-28 muzzle threads
  • .875″ gas seat
  • Slightly lighter at just about 40 ounces

Obviously, at the slightly smaller diameter forward of the gas block shoulder, it’s also going to be slightly lighter.  Additionally, because they now manufacture this with the 1/2″-28 threads, there are many more muzzle brake/flash hider options for the .223/5.56 caliber rounds.  One of the things that drove me to find a custom manufacturer of muzzle brakes had been the difficulty in finding a brake with the 5/8″-24 threads and bored for the smaller caliber.  This means you’ll have many more options for muzzle devices, although I maintain that you’d be hard-pressed to beat the performance and price of Larry’s.  I now buy all of my muzzle brakes from him. His work is just that good.

I’ve fired a large number of .223/5.56 rifles over my lifetime.  It’s a good round within its proper performance envelope, which for most people with average to good skills is going to mean it will be effective out to 300-350 meters, although it can be pressed beyond that.  What makes the round particularly effective, apart from good basic marksmanship, is a good barrel and a decent trigger.  There are many drop-in triggers available, and I prefer a single stage trigger in the 3.5-4.0 lbs breaking force.  If your barrel is good, and your fundamentals are sound, a decent trigger with a low-weight pull will enhance your accuracy.  What I can also tell you is that you will hear all sorts of bragging about the accuracy of various rifles, barrels, shooters, and so on.  The truth is that any barrel in the .223/5.56 caliber that will consistently shoot 1 MOA or better at 100 yards, and 200 yards, is an excellent barrel.  If it will do so in hot and cold conditions, in cloud and shine, with a variety of ammunition, it’s a particularly excellent barrel. I have no reservations about recommending the Wilson Combat barrel in .223 Wylde, and based on the clear attention to detail in all their products, I suspect you’ll find similar results.

Here’s the latest variant of the barrel in question, with the three improvements mentioned above”

They also have a 20″ variant of the same basic barrel, that ought to provide comparable performance, with a touch more muzzle energy:

It’s also useful to note that at distances under 400 meters, unless I’m specifically setting up a scope, I prefer Troy folding iron sights.  I generally substitute a KNS precision front sight post (.034) for better precision on my iron sights, or as I commonly do, I turn down a standard front sight post to 0.40. Here’s the parts list:

For what it’s worth, my philosophy of use with this barrel is on a defensive weapon used where mobility is limited, and maneuverability may be hampered.  Alternatively, a young and nimble, physically fit shooter should not suffer any significant mobility penalty, and may not mind the added weight given the enhanced accuracy over more run-of-the-mill AR-style barrels. It’s a handsome barrel, and can be coated with all the usual flavors of Duracoat and Cerakote, although I’d advise slightly roughing the surface with some 400 or higher grit sandpaper. In my case, I used Tactical Black by Duracoat, but I masked off the fluting for a two-tone appearance.

To date, the barrel has not failed to deliver extraordinary accuracy, and I can’t say enough about it. It will certainly lead me to try out this offering by Wilson Combat:

In .224 Valkyrie, I’ll be looking at longer-range accuracy.  I view it as a potential lightweight precision long-range rifle.  It utilizes the same upper and lower receivers, the same bolt carrier group, though with a 6.8 SPC bolt, and followers for 6.8 SPC in the otherwise stock AR-style magazine.  Essentially, for a caliber change, you need only barrel, bolt, and magazine followers.  The ballistic efficiency of the caliber is excellent, and I’m anxious to give it a try. Key to the Valkyrie’s long range performance is the extraordinarily high ballistic efficiency that permits the round to remain supersonic as far as 1300 meters.  That’s a significant advantage over cartridges like 6.5 Grendel, that is good for 750-800 yard in supersonic flight.  Another key is a barrel in 1:6.5 or 1:7 twist to stabilize the round.

Like anything else in the free market, as more shooters adopt the .224 Valkyrie cartridge, the cost of ammunition is likely to come down, right now averaging between $0.50 and $0.70 per round, although that’s based on the 75gr FMJ Federal that it most widely produced and available. I recently found a sale on this ammunition for as low as $0.42 per round, so it is coming slowly down, at least in the entry bullet weight. As you step up to the higher bullet weights, prices go up as well. One of the problems with a new cartridge is that it takes time for the round to gain broad acceptance(if it ever does,) and then it takes time for manufacturers to begin to make it in sufficient amounts to bring the equilibrium price down to a more bearable level.  The thing about this round is that equipped with a 6.8 SPC follower, a standard AR-15 magazine can happily accommodate 25-27 rounds in the same space 30 rounds of .223/5.56 will occupy.  Unlike some other rounds squeezed into the AR platform, you don’t lose much in capacity by adopting Valkyrie, but you will apparently gain much in accuracy at middle to longer range.

What I can say in an unqualified manner is that I have been extraordinarily pleased with the Wilson Combat barrel. One of my favorite drills with the rifle involves timed circuits of my 5-target paper. Essentially, I start at top-left, and go clockwise, ending at the center. Basically, from the first shot, I get three seconds to acquire and engage each of the four targets. What I’m really interested in during this drill is that I will generally start at the top-left, and continue to shoot until 20 rounds are expended. What I’m hoping to obtain is accurate, consistent engagement of targets. At 100 yards, I get three seconds per shot, but at 200 yards, I give myself 4 seconds per shot.  I also vary the pattern, going from top-left to bottom-right to top-right to center to bottom-left.  This sort of drill gets you accustomed to acquiring and engaging targets under time pressure.  It also means if you have a malfunction, you need to clear it and move on in timely fashion. Fortunately, with this rifle, I’ve yet to suffer any malfunctions, but practicing for them is still important.  This can be a lot of fun, and it’s a good way to find out how you’re managing your steady-hold discipline.  One of the things you’ll learn, if unaccustomed to the AR platform in general and the .223/5.56 NATO round in particular is that the zeroing procedure creates a rifle that will shoot high at 100m, 150m, 200m, and 250m, while being bang-on at 50m and 300m.  This is because the zeroing procedure developed by the US Army relies on the ballistics of the round, inasmuch as the round’s flight between the muzzle and 300m is represented by an arc. On the M16A1, the rifle I grew up with, the use of the rear dual aperture sight, flipping up and down between long and short range, is the method for maintaining the appropriate sight picture and corresponding strike of the bullet.

For those unfamiliar with the Army’s zero procedure for an M16, it’s done using a reduced-size silhouette target printed on a grid.  The target is placed at 25m(roughly 83 feet,) and the idea is that by using the iron sights, you shoot three-round groups and adjust the sights to move the strike of the bullets to the center of the target, while using the long range(smaller) aperature.  What this creates is a condition in which the arc of the bullet’s path will cross the line of sight to a 300m target at approximately 25m and again at 300m. I prefer to equip any AR-15 with folding back-up iron sights, usually Troy Industries’ offerings, before I mount any optic.  My notion is that iron sights are really my primary, and that any optic I’m using is something I consider a temporary “upgrade” the use of which may not be possible under some less than optimal circumstance.  I therefore always zero my AR builds with iron sights, and go through several cycles of folding and unfolding the sights to verify a return to zero.  Troy’s sights are pretty solid units, so I don’t sweat the return-to-zero so much, but it’s always good to check/test.  What I frequently customize on the Troy sights is the front sight post.  I nearly always replace the front post with a KNS Precision sight in .034 size, or I simply turn down the stock front sight post using a drill and a small flat file, as I did when I was a soldier.  I have always found that the smaller I make the post, the more accurate my shooting becomes. As was [re-]popularized by Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot, the reliable marksman’s adage has ever been: “Aim small, miss small.” At any distance beyond 300m, the standard AR front sight post will begin to obscure a standard silhouette target, and while I’d be unlikely to be taking too many shots at more than 300m, it’s worth the extra stretch in effective range.  I find it also gives me a better way to gauge distance to a target.

Of course, with the original M16, M16A1, and M16A2, the length of the barrel was 20 inches, which has a definite effect on range, muzzle velocity/energy, and accuracy.  I always considered it foolish when the Army decided to downsize the M16 series into the M4 series, with the shorter 16 inch barrel, but I understood the rationale: They knew that very few soldiers would be taking shots at enemies 300m distant on the modern battlefield, but would instead face combat at distances between 25-200m much more frequently.  The shorter barrel makes for a lighter burden, and is more compact for confined spaces of corridors, alleys, hallways, and other more urban-oriented environments.  Also, as a practical matter, if one finds oneself needing to defend one’s convoy from the cab of a moving vehicle, the longer M16 would be far more unwieldy.

That’s one of the reasons I like the 18 inch barrels offered by Wilson Combat: They retain most of the ballistic advantages of the longer barrels, but they are much more easily maneuvered in tighter spaces.  That said, I still prefer the longer barrel of the standard rifle length.  Perhaps only because that is what I became accustomed to in youth, or perhaps because of my long reach, I find I am very comfortable with it. It helps that I’m a rather taller person, so that a rifle like the standard M16 already seems somewhat compact to me, particularly measured against the M14s and M1s of the generations I followed into uniform.

One of the best aspects about modern firearms is the ability to customize, particularly with the AR platform.  What makes the AR-15 platform so attractive to so many is that it’s an easy weapon system to master.  It’s relatively light and compact, and there is an almost endless array of parts to tailor your AR to your particular uses and tastes.  Myself, I’m willing to sacrifice a little lightness in favor of a better, somewhat heavier barrel, because I know it will pay accuracy dividends, and besides, one can nowadays save weight in other areas, perhaps using exotic, carbon-fiber hand-guards.  My point to you is that it’s possible to make your AR-15 uniquely your own, but for me, beginning with a really well-made barrel is essential, and the offerings by Wilson Combat are fantastic.

A large number of people buy(or build) expensive, fancy, high-class firearms, but seldom take them out to shoot. I realize it can be difficult, especially depending on where you live and what the legal environment looks like, but I must say that buying or building a nice rifle, followed by simply throwing it in the gun-safe, only to pull it out to admire every now and again isn’t a very good way to attain or maintain proficiency. Shooting skills are perishable.  Learning and mastering the battery of arms for a given firearm is also easily forgotten, and muscle memory doesn’t last indefinitely.  My point to readers is that in this increasingly uncertain world, don’t let your skills go without exercise.  If you’re going to build an AR-15 type, or intend to buy one with an eye toward customization, start with a good barrel. From my decades of experience, where your hardware is concerned, the barrel is the single most influential piece of hardware in your accuracy puzzle.

Editor’s Note: I NEVER receive any benefit for reviews of products. I don’t take any, and never would. The products endorsed in this article were purchased for my use, by me for my use, and those manufacturers had no input in what I’ve said about them here. Period.

Mourning for America

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Mourning for America

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly, and I’d like to thank my loyal readers who check in occasionally. I’ve been busy at the paying job, and busy on the farm. That probably explains much of my absence, but the truth is that there is more to it than that. I’m like many other American conservatives who look around and wonder where their country has gone.  It’s dying. I can’t pretend that I feel positive about anything.  Watching the Trump administration struggle against the legions of fifth-column deep-staters secreted within the administration is simply torture.  At this rate, even if President Trump manages to win re-election, it seems as though it would avail us little more than a postponement.  The thing I had always feared is now demonstrably true: The left has so thoroughly embedded their sick ideology in all parts of America that we are watching out own children become the tools of our destruction.  Look at Google, a company I now consider to be a criminally seditious enterprise, and realize that for at least half a generation, they’ve been the source of such “knowledge” your school-aged children have been fed.  Your country is being re-populated with people who are either ambivalent toward American culture and the ideology that built the country, or in too many cases, overtly hostile to this nation and all the principles that had made it the envy of the world.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am convinced no longer of a future for the great republic to which I had swore an oath.  It’s dying, and if it goes but a few steps further, what we will experience is the final mourning for America.  I’m doing my mourning now, while there is time to remember the true value of that for which we must yet fight.

The left doesn’t care if they will burn it all down. Destruction doesn’t bother them, and in fact, it is their singular goal.  You and I have worked our whole lives long to build and create; to invent and innovate; to repair and renew the American dream and the American nation.  They denounce it all.  Their university professors are monstrous villains left over from the turmoil of the 1960s.  In the 1970s, they plotted against America(must watch!).  They plotted its diminution and demolition.  The whole time since, most of us went back to sleep thinking they had been repelled.  That was our version of falling for the notion that the devil didn’t exist.  They’ve never stopped.  They never paused.   While we went back to living our lives, they took over most aspects of the culture and the economy.  They took over education from stem to stern.  They own the media and big tech.  They own the establishment of BOTH PARTIES in Washington DC.  If you don’t think so, maybe you should let Paul Ryan tell you. He’s as indirect as ever, but the truth is revealed by his contempt. More, it was recently revealed what he thought of Trump, and in truth, Trump supporters, but Donald Trump had his own thoughts on the matter.

The throngs of illegal hordes at our borders are the foot soldiers for their overthrow of our nation.  Do you understand?  They’re supplanting us by migration and occupation.  They’re stealing our country and our culture.  We have at the moment the only politician who has tried to stop this overthrow of the American Republic, from his seat behind the Resolute Desk.  It’s fair to say that every President since at least January 1989 has been engaged in or committed to this overthrow.  Reagan was tricked into it with the 1986 amnesty deal.  All of this time, and the wreckage of our culture goes on unabated.

Working couples work their fingers to the bone, limit their procreation for the simple sake of economics, while all the takers live on the takings from their labors, raising an army of opponents to their own existence. It’s everywhere.  The welfare state, the Immigration and Naturalization (Hart-Celler)Act of 1965 has delivered the fruits it had been intended to bear: The American people and their distinct American culture are being systematically replaced by foreign nationals who no longer bother themselves about assimilation, and barely concern themselves with legality.  Of course they don’t follow our laws.  They’re here to destroy them.  They’re here to destroy your world. Think of Saruman’s legion of Orcs in the Two Towers. They were brought to the walls of Helms Deep not to subjugate a people into slavery, but to erase them from existence.  In this plot, however, many of these foot soldiers don’t even know that’s the purpose for which they’ve been assembled. Most of their individual motives are natural enough, but it is the motives of their masters with which we must concern ourselves.

Look around! President Donald Trump tried.  He did.  I don’t know that he or anybody else has the capacity to defeat them.  The so-called “deep state” is still trying to unseat him! They’re still trying to undermine him at every turn.  I know that like me, many of you undergo a daily emotional bender, like a drunk careening emotionally from curb to curb, between a glimmer of hope here or there as he fights back to the betrayals that come one right after the next, threatening to topple his administration.  We have federal judges engaged in this treason.  We have officers of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies in on the plot.  We’ve even had alleged “allies” who attempted to assist the coup d’etat while they carry out similar atrocities against their own citizens.  All of Western civilization is under attack, and like you, I go from despair to fury, while my wife calls our member of Congress and our two Senators daily.  I write emails.  I contribute to every cause I think will help.  Even there, we are too often betrayed.  The NRA is dead, for instance, and they will never get another dime from me, not even accidentally.  Instead, I am a member of and send extra money to GOA, and while I’m not Jewish, I am now a member of JPFO.  Wherever I can, I support groups that are real advocates of the right to keep and bear arms.  The NRA is to gun rights as Paul Ryan is to conservatism.  Still, many Americans contribute to the NRA out of habit rather than due to their institutional efficacy.

As I’ve explained elsewhere, when it comes to social media, I’m moving away from the biased, tired, burdensome platforms like Facebook and Twitter to better platforms like Parler and Gab and Minds. Even now, the tyrants at Apple are trying to squelch some of these new platforms by denying them access to their app store.

Only occasionally, we see glimmers of hope, even if it’s a simple display of truth in the face of pure idiocy:

The sad part is that Tom Homan is required to explain this to the blithering idiot. These people are attacking our country, the media is almost entirely in collusion with them, and unless President Trump pulls a rabbit out of his hat, I think we’ve already lost the republic.  I think it’s every bit as bad as that, as our friends and neighbors fire off their 4th of July fireworks in what seems increasingly like a memorial to a dead republic.

2020 is apt to be 1860 all over again.  We will either defeat them and put them on the ropes, or we will be faced with an all-out catastrophe that leads inexorably to the second American Civil War.  It’s astonishing and painful to think of it, but every election is one more opportunity to delay it, to forestall it, to prevent it.  In the mean time, I urge my fellow patriots to two courses that are in truth a single course: Prepare and fight. Fight and prepare.  Get your home and hearth in order for the worst possible events.  As you do, wherever you can, carry out the political fight knowing that to fail in politics is to resort to war.  Carry out your political pursuits with the fervor of those who know the truth of the only ugly alternative, opposed to the simple minds who blindly follow not knowing they are the intended cannon fodder for other peoples’ revolution. While you carry out the political battle, continue to prepare for the real one that our republic’s enemies are hoping to incite.  I will be talking about the kind of preparations you can make. I’ll be shifting the focus here a little. This may end in the ugliest of ways, and while we should fight like Hell to avoid such a thing, we must nevertheless be prepared for it, and be able to conduct it as necessary.  I really don’t wish to mourn for my country, but it may come to that, and if so, let it not be said that I hadn’t done all I could to prevent it. Prepare my friends, because it’s as bad as that. Fight with all you can on the political front while politics may still prevail, because time really is as short as that.

Turning the Court on its Head

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Supreme Scum

Antonon Scalia would spit on John Roberts’ grave if their places were reversed, but then, so John Roberts has done, many times.  Chief Justice John Roberts has taken part in the defiling of the United States Constitution. I consider his acts as the Chief Justice to be those of a usurper. I consider his acts to be treasonous. John Roberts has defecated on the Constitution. You might ask how, but by now, the method should be obvious: Pretending that an authority he does not deny the executive possesses is open to his judgments about the motives for the exercise of that authority is a legal abomination.  John Roberts isn’t a justice. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.  John Roberts is a dictator in a black robe, a member of a theocracy the power of which is a judicial oligarchy best described by Mark Levin in his book Men in Black. Worse, the things Roberts has now countenanced under the alleged purview of “justice” have essentially wrecked the moral authority of the very institution he’d been empowered to administer.  He’s despicable.  There is no way for him to redeem his performance.  There is no way for him to undo the damage he has done but to immediately resign his seat on the bench.  John Roberts’ actions in this and other cases have destroyed the court’s last claim to legitimacy. Marbury v. Madison was bad precedent, and this is its ultimate debacle.

More, this judicial dirt-bag may have taken part in a plot to unseat or prevent the seating of the current president of the United States.  He appoints the members of the FISC(Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) who oversee and ultimately issue FISA warrants.  It now seems clear that there may have been misconduct by members of the FISC in issuing some of the warrants, but more importantly, all of the FISC judges involved in the potential malfeasance were appointed to those positions by Chief Justice Roberts.

The central matter causing the President to seek a work-around for the Census question on citizenship is a perverse ruling in which Roberts indicated that the Commerce Department might well have the authority to put this question [back] onto the Census, but that they hadn’t explained their reasoning for so doing.  This is akin to demanding that it be explained why you spend your money on things for which you clearly have every legal authority to expend it.  It’s a legal apostasy.

It has been rumored that he is compromised. Whether this is the case, or he is independently malevolent, it is obvious that Chief Justice Roberts must be removed from the high court.  Since we have an entirely partisan House of Representatives, it would be they who would need to impeach him, and they’re not inclined to act in any way that might even tangentially permit Trump to appoint another Supreme Court Justice.  More than this, however, it seems quite plain that Roberts has been doing the bidding of Obama, Pelosi, and Schumer all along, anyway, so there’s no way Pelosi is going to move to impeach him.  No, we will have to elect a new Congress, and we will need to insist that he be impeached.

John Roberts is a counter-revolutionary scum, seeking to subvert our constitution. There is no point for people to talk about the legitimacy of this court. So long as the likes of John Roberts is among its members, its legitimacy is moribund, if not dead.  People may follow the law as a matter of duty a little longer, but Roberts is piling the kindling that could ignite with but the most insignificant spark.  Mark Levin is this very moment commenting upon the fact that people are now incensed about the direction of the nation and the dire circumstance in which we now find ourselves. He’s right: We cannot pretend we hadn’t been warned. This is now a real crisis, and those of us who have seen it coming have been ignored until it may now be too late to undo it.

I think Trump should ignore the court and do it anyway. We need to give him the House back.

 

Sticking it to the Man: Break the Social Media Tyrants

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Social Media Tyranny on Trial

It’s despicable what has been going on in Social Media. Twitter and Facebook routinely “shadow-ban” conservative users, letting them post their content, but making the content effectively invisible to everybody else on the platform.  Sometimes, they tamper with search algorithms so that conservative content just doesn’t show up. More recently, Facebook has begun to coordinate with leftist groups to expose members of “secret” groups in order to cause them difficulties. This happened most recently when the leftist dung-heaving group known as Pro-Publica “exposed” some memes posted in a secret Facebook group created by Border Patrol agents. Facebook is assisting in these sort of exposures. Those of you who think you’re in a “secret” group beware: There is no secret Facebook will not expose.  How long before they begin releasing your private messages? Facebook is not to be trusted. Twitter is almost as bad, and in some ways, worse. I’m pulling out of both platforms. These people can only be tyrannical because we continue to let them.  WE can suck all the fun and good that remains in these platforms out simply by leaving.  How long do you suppose people will hang around once half their friends leave and refuse to return.  It’s time to drive Facebook and Twitter stock into the toilet.  It’s time to break them. It’s time to take away their power.  After all, they have only the power we give them.

Congress had a chance to bring these rabid dogs to heel.  They failed.  It’s now our turn.  By now, almost every patriot I know is fed up with this.  It’s time to do something, and if I have to begin this as an Army of One, I’m fine with that.  The thing is, I know I’m not alone.  People are fleeing Twitter and Facebook.  They’re abandoning Google in favor of DuckDuckGo.com.  They’re going to Parler.com and Gab.com rather than Twitter. They’re going to Minds.com rather than Facebook. I’m making the move effective now. As people abandon the old platforms dominated by the left, these large platforms will die and be replaced.  It won’t happen over night, of course, but every journey begins with a single step, and every flood begins with a single drop.

 

Proud to be an American!(Video)

Friday, July 5th, 2019

President Trump hosted a rousing Independence Day celebration on the Mall in Washington DC on Thursday, the 4th of July 2019.  Complete with the Army Band, and Choir, this was an awesome display of our reverence for our National heritage and our pride in all that has gone into making this the greatest nation in the history of our world. You can watch a video replay here:

FISA Corruption Bombshell: The Most Important 10 Minutes of Video this Week

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

It’s about to get real…

I’m not going to spend too much time prefacing this video.  On Wednesday, substituting for Laura Ingraham on her 10pm Eastern “Ingraham Angle” show, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke with guests Rudy Guliani, Joe diGenova, and Robert Ray.  The most important part of this video is everything Joe DiGenova had to say, and you should pay particular attention to what he says near the end about Admiral Mike Rogers. This is stunning, and what it suggests is that there is big trouble for several Obama Administration officials. Watch this video:

If what Joe diGenova asserts here holds up, and he’s got a great record for accuracy on these things, then it’s about to “get real” for some of Obama’s flunkies.  So much for Obama’s phony claims of having an administration untarnished by scandals. (Assuming you forget the laundry list of them, from Fast and Furious to the IRS/TEA Party scandal, to Benghazi, to etc…) The simple fact here is that the spying was probably used against Romney in 2012 too, making the recent behavior of that freshman senator all the more peculiar.  Does he know he was being screwed?  Did they blackmail him?  It’s hard to know, but diGenova clearly describes this scandal as stretching back more than four years before the 2016 election.  That means at least going back through the 2012 election, perhaps all the way to the Benghazi attack time-frame of 11 September 2012.

The more we learn, the more we come to find that the Obama administration is full of corruption, and if what diGenova claims here holds up, then the next two months are going to bring into the light all sorts of infamy.  It’s about time.

We Must Not Let Anything Go

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Time to Face the Music

I realize that there’s a sentiment in Washington DC that now that the whole Trump-Russia-Collusion hoax has been exposed as such, we conservatives and Trump supporters ought to just make nice with the Democrats and “let it go” for the sake of comity and bi-partisanship. That probably makes a great deal of sense to people who live and thrive in the swamp.  It probably seems reasonable to them.  Last evening, watching a few minutes of Tucker Carlson, he had Mollie Hemingway on and she mentioned that there might be some laws that would need to be re-written to prevent all of this from happening again.  I looked at my wife, an expression of stunned incredulity on my face, matched by a similar expression on hers, and we both exclaimed “re-write some laws?” Per the norm, I was somewhat more animated, but I then muted the television and went on a mini-rant about the reasons why all of the denizens of the swamp must be evicted. Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t care what talking heads in the swamp may think about it: There must be prosecutions and convictions of the guilty, followed by swift sentencing at the appropriate level, to whatever level it may rise. Screw “letting it go!” We mustn’t let anything go, and we mustn’t let the swamp-rats make it all go away, as it seems they are intent upon doing. There must be consequences, and they must be as severe as the law permits. Simply put, it’s time for the real conspirators to face the music.

Mollie Hemingway is a fantastic writer for the Federalist, and in most all cases, I urge readers to check out her regular articles.  Tucker Carlson on FoxNews can be entertaining, but at times, it’s very frustrating to watch his show because he provides a platform to such outlandishly foolish characters, and I’m fairly certain it’s intended to press all of a conservative’s hot-buttons.  He succeeds quite frequently, at least where I’m concerned.  In this case, however, I don’t think that was the intention.  The two of them seemed to be acknowledging that there was indeed a serious problem in our government and the weaponization of its intelligence and investigative agencies,  but both seemed satisfied that it would be addressed sufficiently that it never happens again.  Hemingway seemed to want a more thorough reckoning, but to suggest that a simple re-write of some statutes would suffice is absurd to me.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m sensitive to the tendencies of the swamp of DC to make conservatives go wobbly, or if it’s because I’ve become adept at judging when we’re about to have one put-over on us by the DC Uni-party, but it smelled of swamp-gas to me, certainly where Tucker was concerned.  Queue the video below:

Again, while some may be satisfied if only we re-write some laws to make sure this never happens again, but the law already forbids the weaponization of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and conspiracy to commit treason is already covered under our existing laws.  While we might re-write some of the FISA law, and that might limit the extent to which that particular class of abuses might occur, there are already many clear-cut laws that make much of what occurred in this instance an unmitigated attack on our entire constitutional system.  One can find many statutes that apply, so I’m not sure why “re-writing law” is necessary to the sort of reckoning that justice in this case demands.

It’s really a fairly simple thing, from my point of view.  People who we’ve entrusted with incredible power over the affairs of our nation decided to abuse that power in a way that is well beyond corrupt.  It’s clearly treasonous, and while people like Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, and others will continue to attempt to downplay or gloss-over what it is that they had done, it’s not satisfactory that we permit this to be dropped.  There’s also the very real possibility that the previous President was directly involved in this effort, and if so, that’s a conspiracy to high treason that originated in the highest office in the land.  While many will not permit this notion to be discussed, if there was treason here, and it surely seems there had been, we must be prepared to charge that offense and upon conviction, hand out its most terrible sentences, whomever the guilty may be.

It’s clear that at least for the moment, Attorney General Barr seems to get it.  In Congressional testimony yesterday, he made it clear that there was spying on the Trump administration, and that he intends to investigate it:

I certainly hope that AG Barr thoroughly investigates the matter, and while I still have some reservations about his swampy tendencies of the past, they’ve not yet surfaced in his current tenure as our nation’s Attorney General.  People in Washington DC don’t understand why it’s such a big deal, but I think it’s worth explaining what it means to me, out here in flyover country, that the elites who carried out the fraud and treason be punished.

Most of us get up each day and go about the process of providing for our families, earning a living, staying out of unnecessary entanglements with trouble, and obeying the law of the land, all while maintaining a certain reverence for the rule of law we’ve been raised to expect from our government, and the adherence to it that we expect from our elected and appointed officials. How many of you does that describe? Perhaps a few of you have gone on to retire after a lifetime of the honorable pursuits described above. The point is that we obey the law, we respect the law, and to an extent not common in most modern societies, we revere the law.  That means that for most of us, most of the time, we recognize the significance of what has been done in the case of the conspiracy to overthrow Donald Trump, and we recognize it as treason.  It doesn’t much matter what party we may be in, but what does matter is that we cherish our constitutional system, and we know that if Donald Trump can be treated in this way, a billionaire candidate, and then a duly elected President of the United States, then we average Americans out here in flyover country are in serious danger from the runaway government in Washington DC that has essentially decided to overthrow the rules we have set for it.  President Trump clearly sees it this way too, as seen in his brief statement to the press on Wednesday morning:

Treason indeed!  It’s time to investigate, prosecute, and punish the convicted upon a guilty finding, to the extent permitted under the law, and the more lofty the office, the more severe must be the punishment.  Only then is there any chance that this will be prevented from repeating in the future, or worse, being extended down to all we citizens who merely live our lives as honorably and honestly as we know to do, and who cherish the liberties with which we have been blessed.  More than that, we require a reckoning for those who have wasted our time, money, and opportunities.  We need a reckoning for those who have effectively demolished the first half of the presidency of Donald Trump.  McCain screwed us with his thumbs-down on the Obama-care repeal, and by helping to create the Trump/Russia-Collusion Hoax, he helped to make sure that we would not be in a position to advance our agenda.  Do you doubt but that this hoax helped the Democrats and other Swamprats to wreck the mid-terms of 2018?  Do you doubt it?  Do you doubt that Ryan and a number of other GOP members of the DC UniParty to make an early escape?  Think of how many high-ranking, or long-serving Republicans quit their House seats last year.  Why?  There’s always a reason, and I think much of it will come to light if there’s a thorough investigation of the Collusion Hoax and the treasonous attempt to overthrow President Trump.

For those of you who think that we ought to simply “let it go,” I must confess that I believe you’ve lost your minds.  We cannot and must not “let it go.” We must not let the Swamp make some nominal reforms but let the guilty go un-prosecuted or unpunished.  After all, that’s part of why we’ve landed here, isn’t it?  Wasn’t it the attempt to conceal and obfuscate Hillary’s crimes part of what went wrong?  Essentially, the swamp wanted to “let it go” where Hillary was concerned, and Obama wanted it that way.  We all know where this really leads, don’t we?  This whole thing lands on the desk of the President, but not President Trump.  It must all land on the desk of the chief executive who permitted, and perhaps even directed this treason. It is time now to ensure that whatever comes next, whatever issues the country faces, it does so on a foundation of an unadulterated rule of law. The American people must have confidence, or the republic will fall.  It is time now to see that whomever had been engaged in this attack on the republic, an attack I regard as potentially more consequential for the fate of our nation, had it succeeded, we must see to it that the conspirators answer for this crime. This time, there can be no letting it go.

Time for the Sword

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Time for the Sword

In the wake of the Mueller report, with the revelation that just as the President had maintained all along, there had been no collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, a whole chorus of voices has suddenly erupted on the Republican side to tell President Trump to “let it go.” Notable in representing that position has been the detestable Karl Rove, who urged President Trump to “move on” and focus on attracting middle-of-the-road voters who wouldn’t like to see this continue, in an article published in the Wall Street Journal.  As for his loyal base, who knew it was all a hoax, he’s supposed to ignore them, according to Rove and other Swamp-dwellers.  I might be inclined to use different terms in a moment of intemperate frustration, but the answer to that proposition must be “no.” There must be a reckoning here, and it must be carried out with a zeal seldom seen in Washington DC.  Justice has been perverted for more than two years, really, much longer than that, stretching back through at least the whole of the Obama administration, and as I suspect, back into the Bush era, and likely all the way through to the Clinton administration in the 1990s.  If you want to know why Rove and the rest of the Uni-Party players want this shut down, it has nothing to do with getting moderate voters’ support.  It has everything to do with saving their own skins.  The truth is that Lady Justice must be loosed on the lot of them if we’re ever to drain the swamp, and President Trump must make it entirely clear that now is the time for her sword.

It’s not as though the required clean-up needs to be the only thing on President Trump’s agenda, but I also believe it’s fair to say that if he to keep his promise to “drain the swamp,” an area where he’s had only token success, he’s going to need to let the sword fall again and again on the entire treasonous cabal that conspired to deny him the office, then to confound his presidency, and finally to remove him entirely.  The problem is that this cabal had elements in the previous administration, and it had elements that were part of the large permanent bureaucracy, a.k.a., the “Deep State,” but it also had elements who were part of his own party and its extended branches of the DC Uni-Party.  It is that segment of the Republican establishment from which you will now hear the calls to “move on.” We should have learned long ago that Rove and those like him offer conservatives only beatings, but never victory.

They can’t afford for the truth to be known about their complicity in attempting to overthrow Donald Trump.  They know that if he digs very far, and if he turns over a stone or two, it won’t be only a passel of Democrats and corrupt media types that the president will uncover.  Instead, what he’ll find is the whole dirty mess of them: Democrats and Republicans; Government officials and media outlets; deep-state bureaucrats and plants within his own administration.  In short, he will find that the corruption in Washington DC is so thorough that he’s going to need more than a sword, or several of them.  He’s going to need to clear-cut the whole place.

Naturally, there are several things President Trump has at his disposal.  One is his Attorney General, and all of the investigative and prosecutorial ability that is explicitly the province of the Department of Justice.  Another powerful tool he has at hand is the power of declassification.  He can simply start exposing the “Deep State” and all of its players by simply making public what has been classified previously, often with the sole purpose of preventing embarrassment or criminal exposure of employees and officials who would otherwise be forced to answer to we, the people.  There are other less obvious means the President may employ, and while I’ve mentioned these before, I think it’s time that President Trump begins to really think through how to drain the swamp in a meaningful and thorough manner.

President Trump can break up the swamp.  Part of the problem with Washington DC is that it concentrates the whole of the Deep State in one camp, where they can collude and conspire and carry on without reference, never mind respect, to the orders of those elected and appointed over them.  The President should begin immediately to decentralize our Federal Government’s offices, for the sake of National Security – in order to avoid our government having all its eggs in one basket – and for the good health and order of the Federal Government.  He should leave only a very small liaison office in place in the District of Columbia.  Everything else should be moved out to the several states, and he should use National Security as the excuse.  In order to further drain the swamp, he should order that due to the dire risk of having all our eggs in one basket, the government will not be paying relocation allowances for employees, so they either move at their own expense, or they look for work elsewhere.  This single action would absolutely wreck the swamp.  The moaning and groaning would be loud and exhausting.  Tough.  This is what you get when you attempt to overthrow the president elected by the people you allegedly swore an oath to serve.  Besides, people in the private sector lose their jobs to relocation of plants and offices routinely.  More, they often lose their jobs because some government regulator comes along and makes a rule that puts them out of business, often arbitrarily or capriciously. Again, tough!

You might claim this is “mass punishment.”  It’s a privilege to work for our government – not a right!

The President must immediately begin the process of loosing Lady Justice.  Otherwise, his presidency will be mooted, and he will never be able to get anything done anyway, so what was the point of his presidency?  President Trump shouldn’t take advice from Karl Rove or any other swamp-rat.  His loyal supporters who stood by them against the ridicule and torment of the two years of hoaxing deserve justice too.  No, Rove is speaking for the swamp.  He IS the swamp.  It’s time for justice Mr. President, and it’s damned-well time for the sword!

Editor’s Note:  A local Talk-show host in the DFW area began a petition on the Whitehouse site to get the President to deal with the Swamp. See it and sign up here.

 

How Donald Trump Can Save the World (Or at least the Internet)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Trump Can Save the World… Or at least the Internet

In the wake of the horrific shooting in New Zealand, what we’ve learned is that the country is fully invested in Internet censorship.  They now threaten to jail and fine people who possess, publish, and/or share video of the shooting.  There’s no such thing as Freedom of Speech in New Zealand, and this is a spreading phenomenon as more and more countries use their regulatory power over telecommunications companies as well as plain old tyrannical law to censor their people.  We must never permit this here in the United States, but increasingly, large corporations that claim exemptions under the Communications Decency Act have begun to behave like content publishers rather than mere publishing platforms for content creators.  This is despicable.  On the one hand, Facebook claims indemnification from lawsuits because they are not a content creator, but on the other hand, Facebook wants to control and maintain veto authority over content.   President Trump must act to take this on, and one lever he has against some foreign governments deals directly with Anglophone countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  What he must do is threaten to walk from FVEY(pronounced Five Eyes) and begin denying them access to our signals intelligence.  They already deserve sanctions for assisting the Obama administration in spying on Trump’s campaign, but this is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: Reform and free the Internet along with free speech or the USA will withdraw from the UKUSA agreement.

President Trump should begin on a small scale, by conquering the Anglophone world, first. The first place he must act, sadly, is in the United States.  He must put the various “platforms” on notice that if they insist on censoring content, he will be forced to treat them just like any other content publisher.  Let’s see how that goes, first.  After that, he needs to push this first to the allegedly enlightened Anglophone world, and then to Europe, and from there, Central and South America.  After that, it gets harder, but he’s going to need to tackle this.  Not only can he save the Internet, but in the process, he can save the world. You see, the Internet really only works well when free speech prevails.

This morning, GatewayPundit published an article demonstrating pretty convincingly that Twitter has intentionally depressed the popularity of @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS in order to hamper President Trump directly.  There are two things about this that must be addressed:

  1. This may constitute an illegal campaign contribution to Democrats
  2. This would mean that Twitter is acting as a publisher, and not as a platform, which would end their exemption under the Communications Decency Act

Of course, there are all sorts of other things implied in this case, but it’s clear that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, (@Jack on Twitter) is going to have some serious explaining to do. It’s clear that his social media platform is acting more like a content provider.  I and other conservatives have noted some “Shadow-banning” in association with our own accounts, and it began in earnest once Twitter began tinkering with its algorithms.  Early on, what you got in your timeline was always in pure date-time order, meaning you got the tweets of the people you followed, and that was it.  Then Twitter inserted ads.  After that, they began manipulating who you saw, and how often, and started trying to determine whose tweets you ought to see, and whose tweets you ought not see.  Then came the great timeline kerfuffle in which they openly and brazenly manipulated the way your timeline received tweets.  The blow-back was pretty severe, so they tucked away an option in your settings, hidden in plain sight, that permits as user to revert to plane date-time ordered timelines.  The problem is that even there, Twitter is still manipulating the results.

For the last several years, it has been strongly suspected, and now proven, that Twitter has shadow-banned users and content for what appear to be wholly political motivations. “Shadow-banning” basically lets a user send out his or her tweets like normal, but those tweets are hidden from the user’s followers, and neither the user nor his followers are aware.  In some cases, they’ve used this to simply delay the posting of tweets, meaning that your tweets will ultimately be seen, but often long after their relevance has been lost.  Sometimes, this seems to be user-based, and sometimes, it’s based purely on the content of a particular tweet.

What all of this means is that Twitter is engaged in systematic discrimination against conservatives and other users they don’t like for various reasons.  This means that they’re actually designing the content of peoples’ timelines, rather than letting come what may, as should be the case if they’re simply a platform for free speech, as they claim. It’s time to address this, and President Trump has that authority.  Yesterday, Devin Nunes(R-CA) filed a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation based on these and related types of discriminatory and misleading activities.  Here’s a clip from Hannity, on which Nunes appeared on Monday:

The President is in a position to do something about all of this, and he should leverage any assistance he can get from Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and any other assets at his disposal.  If Twitter(and other social media companies) is going to maintain its exemption under the Communications Decency Act, then they must immediately cease censorship of content.  Otherwise, they must lose their exemptions and be subject to the myriad of lawsuits that would ordinarily arise if that exemption was not in place.  The whole purpose of that exemption was to create a place where free speech could reign, and not be confounded by endless lawsuits, but when the platform itself is corrupted, it becomes a publisher and not a referee preventing abuses.  That’s where the Federal role to intercede arises.

In our modern age, Twitter is just one of a number of social media companies, but as Nunes contends in his lawsuit, to remain competitive in politics, business, or almost any sort of pursuit, one must be tied into social media or be overrun by competitors.  It’s therefore essential that Twitter and other “platforms” be brought to heel, before they are making all of the decisions about who can speak in any context on any subject.  What they’re doing now is a fraud and a hoax against their users.  If President Trump wants to make a real difference, he can save free speech, and thereby save the prime value of the Internet, which is to give you and I a voice and a way to plug into the global discussion.  Otherwise, it really is just an Orwellian world of double-speak in which freedom doesn’t exist despite flowery words to the contrary.

Go get ’em, President Trump!