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Joe Biden Must Abdicate Candidacy Now

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Is a Compromised Candidate Acceptable?

The evidence coming out of the emails and other information from the Hunter Biden computer and hard-drive contents disclosed by the NYPost and former Mayor Rudy Guliani require immediate action.  There is sufficient information present to suggest that Joe Biden is mortally compromised, and cannot be permitted to be President of the United States.  This information, which has every appearance of being authentic, the content of which has not yet been denied by the Biden campaign, is pure blackmail material.  If Joe Biden is elected President, there is a high probability that the Chinese and other malevolent actors, in possession of this and more information, would use it to undermine the United States government, its defenses, its security, and indeed, the safety of the American people.  Joe Biden must not be permitted to be President, and the Democrat Party, slavishly committed to this course, must turn this around immediately.  A president so thoroughly compromised is a walking danger to every American, and for the good of the country, this charade by which the media pretends this is all quite fine must be put to an end. For the safety of the nation, Biden must abdicate his candidacy now.

One of the people who has done the best job of expressing the appropriate level of outrage and disbelief at the utter irresponsibility of all the players who are helping Biden to conceal all of this has been former US Secret Service agent, former NYPD cop, and pod-caster extraordinaire, Dan Bongino. Bongino understands the gravity of these disclosures, and he understands that what is at stake here is more than just typical political disputes.  This is an issue of the utmost import to our national security, fundamentally holding our nation’s future in the balance. A president is entrusted with the power to command our forces and make war, or to withhold our forces when better judgment might deploy them. A nuclear-armed hostile like China in possession of potential blackmail information over a President of the United States and members of his family is an unconscionable risk we must not take. In the segment below, courtesy of Rumble.com, Bongino explains the threat along with the utterly vapid, irresponsible stance of the mainstream media in covering this up and even making light of it:

Biden must never be put in a position to compromise the United States of America. He should step aside immediately, but failing that, his party must remove him. If they will not act, and if he’s already in so deep that this train has left the station, and there is no other alternative, we must make sure that every friend, neighbor, relative, or stranger on the street is aware that Joe Biden is not merely a shameless profiteer who traded on his office as the Vice President, but that he may well directly sell out our country as a would-be President of the United States.  There can be no excuse for any rational person to vote for this man, or any ticket on which he appears, or even a party that would knowingly place him in nomination. There is growing evidence that this conduct has been known around Washington DC for years, and that Biden may not have been the only person similarly situated, so we can expect much of official Washington DC to remain mute on the question.  He must never be entrusted with the “nuclear football” or more broadly, the security of the American people. It’s an awesome responsibility his conduct to date demonstrates he is incapable of carrying.

This is more than some mere low-grade DC scandal.  This goes to the very security of our nation.  If the Big-Tech giants are too deeply invested both in he and in China to let this story through, we must carry it, but we have less than three weeks to do it. People are voting in many states already. Time is of the essence. This must be stopped, and if that means Harris moves to the top of the ticket, so be it. She too should be defeated, but Biden must be taken out of contention for the presidency. His conflicts, in addition to suggesting substantial legal and criminal liability, make him a clear and present danger to our national security. No rational American should be willing to see his candidacy continue, much less his election.

 

Editor’s Note: In a followup to yesterday’s post, Guliani explained that on the morning of the original story breaking, a Biden attorney called the computer repair shop to ask for the harddrive back. That almost certainly eliminates any questions as to the authenticity of the data. You can see that in this video at the 14:30 mark:

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We Must Remove Them All

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Do We Deserve the Country They Built?

When one thinks about what form the post-COVID word will take, one thing nags at me above all others. All of these public officials who have been willing to strip from us our civil liberties, often without any legitimate authority to do so, will be left in place to do this to us again the next time somebody decides “necessity” demands it.  I don’t care if they’re Republican or Democrat or Independent.  I don’t care whether they’re a lowly County Commissioner, a County judge, a mayor, a school superintendent, or a Governor.  None of these people have the authority they’ve seized, and as courts continue to make that point abundantly clear, I think it’s up to us to examine our own behaviors in response to these various mandates, decrees, and executive dicta that have so thoroughly demolished American life.  We must never permit this again, and indeed, we must put a stop to its continuance now. In order to see this through is going to require an active, rebellious citizenry, unwilling to suffer any more of the indignities being heaped upon us.  We must rid ourselves of all the petty tyrants, big and small. We must leave none of them with any power to do this again.  We must punish them, and we must teach them a lesson: Our liberties are not disposable, nor are our lives, our livelihoods, our businesses, or even our leisure activities.  This is our country, and to preserve it, we must throw off all of these dictators-in-waiting.  If they made mask mandates, closed down businesses, ordered school closures, or took any other action that restricted the lives and movements of Americans, they must be removed. All of them.

Early on Tuesday, I had been watching the most recent video on YouTube by the creator Amazing Polly, entitled It’s Your Funeral.  She’s Canadian, but she has a strong affinity for America, and I think she recognizes that if Americans won’t fight, her country will easily be subsumed into whatever global catastrophes to which America falls.  In particular, in this video, one of the things she addresses that caught my attention was her discussion of the psychology of isolation, and of tyranny. You can view the section of the video I’m referencing below. The portion on which I’d like to focus runs from approximately the 9:02 to the 27:02 timestamps. You may wish to skip ahead to the 9:00 mark:

Polly’s point is an important one. In fact, I’d like to expand on it, because I’ve observed a phenomenon since the onset of the various lock-downs and mask-mandates that troubles me greatly.  She mentions the Milgrim Electric Shock experiment, and she gives a decent explanation of the basic premises that inquiry investigated.  Basic human psychology doesn’t really change much, because we’re wired the same as people who lived one-hundred or one-thousand years ago, despite the artifices all our modern technology provides.  What’s most interesting about the experiment is how rapidly people become desensitized to the infliction of pain on others, how accepting of isolation they become, and just how readily people, all people, can be persuaded by authorities to do the most egregious things to one another.

This is even more remarkably distinct among people who already live and work in a martial or quasi-martial environment, like military or police.  It’s quite plausible, based on my experiences and observations that people in those environments, already inculcated and indoctrinated to take orders and execute them more or less unquestioningly to pick up on this behavior even more readily than their civilian counterparts. Of course, it’s not just police and military, but also any hierarchical structure, like education or medicine, where this becomes a problem.  Accustomed to following orders handed-down from on high, people in those fields are potentially just as dangerous when under such demands.  Obedience and compliance become the keys to survival within such institutions, and it is this that, more than any other thing, should concern us when regarding all of these would-be dictators at the state and local levels.  People who can uncritically accept specious “science” which on one day tells you masks are pointless but on the next tells you they are indispensable in stopping the spread of a virus are just the sort of persons who should never be entrusted with or granted any power over their fellow man.

It’s been asked in innumerable forms how it was possible for the German people to permit the holocaust.  While I am not here directly comparing mask orders to the holocaust, what I seek to examine is the basic human psychology that permits either.  You see, we have had countless incidents of otherwise innocent and peaceable people being accosted by authorities in one form or another for refusing to wear masks, or maintain strict “social distance.” See below for one recent example:

I’m quite afraid of what might have happened had I been present for this. I don’t believe I’d have been able to sit by and watch this assault go on. I’m as big a supporter of law enforcement as any, but this behavior by this school resource officer was completely unjustified.  I don’t care what else is said about this incident, but the fact that an armed man was willing to use [less] lethal force(NOT non-lethal) against an unarmed woman for the “crime” of not wearing a mask when she’s clearly well beyond six feet from anybody not related to her is ridiculous.  Frankly, none of the powers of arrest or force should ever have come into play here.  The officer should be fired.  His credentials should be stripped. Every person in the chain of command between him and the Governor of Ohio should be removed from their offices, forcibly if need be, and they should all be charged for varying degrees of criminality. What was done in this case was a complete demolition of this woman’s civil liberties, and the institution directly responsible should be made to pay compensation.  If she is not able to obtain satisfaction by legal means, she would be morally justified in almost any action she would thereafter take in response.  She is entitled to her pound of flesh.

Will you suggest to me otherwise? Stop! Please leave my website. You don’t belong here. You don’t need to read anything I’ve heretofore written. You’re not fully human, and your willingness to submit to this idiocy is all the evidence I need of your inhumanity.  Law is important, critical in fact, but it is not everything and cannot substitute for morality, but for those of you who would happily go along with this woman’s abuse at the hands of the authorities, you are morally no different from the dirt-bags in Germany who went along with their atrocities. Yes, I agree that the degree is different, but the underlying psychology, the premise underlying and justifying this action is really no different.  You are every bit as dangerous to your fellow man as the SS officer who shot Jews on command and dumped them into a mass grave. I mean that. All of it.

If, on the other hand, you find, as do I, that this had been an unconscionable abuse of authority and power, I must ask: “What are you doing about it?” What are any of us doing about it?  You see, this is the real problem. I’m more than one-thousand miles remote from this taser incident, but I’m aware of it.  The people of South Central Ohio are aware of it. What are they doing about it?  Herein lies the problem: We all find excuses to remain uninvolved.  People, this is happening in America! This is happening in YOUR COUNTRY! This isn’t happening in some third-world S-hole, although given their preferences, the left will surely turn it into one.

My larger point here is that as Polly argues, we must not let our humanity be stolen from us, and we must be willing to make a stink. Beyond that, we must be willing to fight against this entire monstrosity. Our liberties don’t evaporate because there’s a virus, whether it’s extremely virulent, or spread only through intimate contact.  Our rights don’t get suspended because some tin-pot dictator-wannabe says so. The problem is that when all this finally ends, if we leave these people in place, they’ll be emboldened to do this to us again in the next emergency.  Some of them have grown to like this power they’ve managed to seize, and from our perspective, the problem is that in our willingness to comply for our safety and those of our loved-ones, we’ve too easily ceded too much ground, and too willingly watched as abuses of citizens goes on unabated.  I don’t understand how the school resource officer in the video above didn’t find himself surrounded by a bunch of citizens explaining to him that he’d better back off, or else.  I don’t understand it.  Where are the men, by the way?

Our society is collapsing in part because men have become neutered and indifferent; emasculated and impotent, morally much more than physically. I fear for our nation because now we live in a society in which tin-pot punks with official titles hand down orders and edicts, while ostensibly free men and women simply comply. What sort of people have we become?  What else will we accept when pressed?  Is there no limit to the indignities we will suffer on the say-so of some dimwit who mustered a majority of voters in some small county in an off-year election?  It’s time to reject all of this.  President Trump was right to say that we mustn’t let COVID19 dominate our lives.  He was right to lead from the front, rather than shout orders up from the Presidential bunker, like so many others. None of us get a second lifetime, and watching it bleed away in isolation offers no consolation. I’m done with the lock-down now. One way or the other, it’s over. Come what may. I will not be reduced to the sort of cringing loser who will surrender the right to console my aged mother, nor the sort of hapless mealy-mouth who helplessly watches a mother be assaulted by a power-hungry bureaucrat with a badge and a taser. It’s not happening. I hope my fellow Americans will join me in rejecting this “new normal” before it morphs into something more insidious. Those public officials who have handed down and enforced such orders must go, and the purge must begin today. What they’ve demonstrated is that they are too willing to abuse citizens on the basis of orders in pursuit of public policies that violate our constitutional rights, and that is a sin we cannot tolerate, and a treason against us we must not permit.

BOOM: How RBG’s Death Is Spoiling the Steal(video)

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

The Pre-Election Death of RBG Threatens the Democrat Plot

It was so simple. All the Democrats needed to do was to create a contested situation in the wake of the Presidential election. Their phony mail-in ballots as a vehicle for the steal was only one part of the plan.  The ultimate plan was to culminate with a showdown in the Supreme Court. Too many conservatives have falsely consider Chief Justice Roberts a safe vote, but the Democrats own him.  This is why he concocted a ruling on Obamacare that was legally farcical and logically absurd.  This is why he’s gone along with every farcical leftist position on ballots and the election this entire election season.  John Roberts is mortally compromised, so that a supposed 5-4 majority did not function as such, but instead became an effective 4-5 conservative minority on many of the most critical issues.  Examine the record.  Since 2011, anything involving significant questions where Democrat hegemony would be augmented, and he was the deciding vote,  it was passed right along by Chief Justice Roberts.  Whatever his actual political positions might be in a vacuum, we’ll never know, but what’s clear is that somebody has him by the throat.  If the 2020 election were to come down to a decision of the Supreme Court, have you any doubt where Roberts would fall?  The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg threw a monkey-wrench into all of this.  If President Trump is able to nominate and get Senate approval for another solid nominee, the dirty little plot of the Obama Clan will face serious obstacles.  It will cut off the Democrat and DC establishment’s last, best hope of stealing the election, and this is why, as both Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin have noted in the last three days, the Democrats have reversed their advocacy on mail-in balloting. Suddenly, after months of mail-in ballot advocacy, the Democrats have changed their tune.  Why the sudden change?  Listen closely, and Democrats will tell you their bad intentions.  It has everything to do with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Limbaugh got closest to catching it completely, while Levin noted that Democrats have realized that because so many of their voters are “low information,” (to use a Limbaugh term,) they’ve realized they can’t rely upon their voters to successfully complete and mail back their ballots without risking massive ballot disqualification for various failures in filling out the forms.  While I have no doubt that this is true, the Democrats already knew that about their voter-base before they embarked on the mail-in ballot scam. Instead, what they have realized is that they probably will not be able to stop Trump’s nominee from being seated in time to weigh-in on any election-related Supreme Court decisions that their intended contested election might well necessitate.

Understand that this is what has begun to drive the left to change directions.  Roberts’ compromise will not be enough to subvert the Supreme Court decisions necessary to overturn the election in the case of a contested situation. This leaves us with a couple of problems, one of which is the necessity to swell conservatives to the polls during early voting and on election day. We must make our numbers an impenetrable fortress behind which to protect this presidency. Whether we are particular fans of Trump or not, the simple truth of this election is that we are confronted with a plot to overturn not just a single election, but also the whole American system of governance.  The DC establishment is now at the cusp of a vast exposure. Their collusion with powerful globalist oligarchs and communistic regimes is manifest, but more than this, their willingness to turn over the entire American system to a global order has become more plain.  Donald Trump is not now engaged in a mere battle for re-election in a fair election, nor even to prevent the defilement of the American system at the hands of conspirators, but instead to rescue the entire American constitutional order from a globalist revolution that threatens every person on the face of the Earth.

On its face, this sounds incredible, even farcical. To make such an assertion requires evidence. Obviously, the people involved aren’t exactly forthcoming about their intentions, but some of them are just foolish enough to make some of their motives plain. Senatory Cory Booker(D-NJ) went on record stating that if seated, newly nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett must recuse herself from all 2020 election-related cases. From NBC’s Meet the Press:


Ladies and gentlemen, the Democrats have tipped their hand.  This is all about the steal, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has thrown a monkey-wrench right into the gearbox.  We’ve figured out their plot: De-legitimize the election results, contest them, and push it to the Supreme Court where they expected Chief Justice Roberts to hand down the decisive fifth vote in a deadly blow to the Trump presidency.  No person can say with certainty how any of the justices would vote, but with Roberts as the “swing vote” prior to the death of Ginsburg, their motive was clear, and this push to have Amy Coney Barrett commit to recusing herself from 2020 election-related decisions is the tell. They intended to use the court to steal the election from Donald Trump. Now that the composition of the court is changing, and they won’t have a reliable fifth vote for their agenda, they’re moving to a backup plan: Try to force Barrett to recuse herself from election-related cases, but failing that, they’re now scrambling to get their voters to cast ballots in person. Folks, this is the steal right before your eyes, and if you listen closely, the Democrats will always tell you what are their bad intentions. Always.

It’s Time to Fight Like Hell

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

We Must Fight Like Hell to Fill This Seat Now

Like so many of my conservative and “conservatarian” brethren, it’s not in our nature to ramp up for battle at the drop of a hat. We’re not wired that way, because by and large, we’re live-and-let-live sorts of people. It’s not that we shrink from fights, but that we hold our fire until it matters. Ladies and gentlemen, given this election cycle, the state of the union, and the recent events that now confront us, it is now clear that it very much matters.  It’s bad enough that the media has spent four years or more in collusion with the Democrats and the so-called “Deep State” trying their best to overturn the last election, or outright sabotaging President Trump’s efforts, which have been substantial, but now we are confronted with a vacancy on the Supreme Court going into a Presidential election. Worse, we have a number of DC establishment RINOs in the Senate with whom we must contend if we are to avoid squandering this vacancy (and any subsequent.) As I remarked in my quick post last night, there are immediate, practical reasons that the President should immediately nominate a replacement, but there are many more important reasons we must now rise, not only in support of this President’s re-election, but in full battle dress for the coming war.  Make no mistake: The next forty-six days and those following the election are a war. Our object must be to attempt to achieve full victory while preventing this political war from becoming a real war. It’s our last chance to save America. It’s not the last step, but it’s the biggest leap we must make. This is an all-hands-on-deck battle, and we must not fail.  For once, we must unite, come what may, and fight like Hell to defeat them.

It’s not unlike the cold war: We never came to all-out combat directly against the Soviet Union, but we engaged them in proxy wars, and there were hostile “incidents” that resulted in the deaths of Americans and Soviets.  Thankfully, our strength and determination along with the productive and technological might, backed by the spirit and devotion of Americans won out, but there were losses we must never forget. This battle will be waged at first with phone calls, faxes, emails, tweets, and other social media posts.  It will require protest marches, counter-protests, and a ground game the likes of which we’ve never waged before.  It will be waged in courts, but ultimately, it may be waged in the streets.  We must not fold.  We must be disciplined. We must recognize that the whole world will be watching for us either to over-react in intemperance, or to weaken and crack.  Ours is always a fine line, because the people who write the narratives about events are completely one-sided, and they will act even to lie, never mind exaggerate whatever we say and do.

Our goal is simple: We wish to restore America to a constitutional order, wherein all Americans enjoy the full measure of their liberties as guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.  To do this, however, we must wrest control of the courts and the Congress from the DC establishment.  The DC establishment consists not merely of Democrats, and not only also some Republicans, but also the vast and overwhelming majority of media and popular culture figures. The entire education establishment, much of the bureaucracy and the whole of the political consultancy and lobbying class is arrayed against us.  The only reason we’re still in this fight is because we, the people of the country, actually vastly outnumber them, when we can all muster for battle.  Too often, since we’re busy living our lives, providing for our families, running our businesses, and simply engaging in the art of being Americans, we too easily leave our agency idle, hoping others will stand and fight in our place.  It’s easy to understand: No person can perpetually stay at full battle posture. It’s simply not practical and frankly, none of us can have that energy in perpetuity.  That said, I am continuously amazed by how energetic our President remains despite all that is arrayed against him.  It’s time for us to bear that in mind, stand with him, and rise not only to his defense, but recognize that he’s been standing in the breach in our stead. Our stand is for our whole way of life, and we must make it now. Remember that while the rank-and-file of our antagonists don’t really understand the purpose of their fight, we know the values for which we stand, and that is our edge. We know what’s at stake.

Our immediate purposes must be these: We must see to it that President Trump is able to nominate a justice to the court.  In the short run, leaving the vacancy will serve as fuel for our adversaries.  They treat Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a cult figure, but we know the truth about her record as a justice on the Supreme Court, and her earlier record in the judiciary.  Nevertheless, they have so thoroughly propagandized our youth that they’ve succeeded in creating a widely-accepted albeit false collection of narratives about Ginsburg, and the Supreme Court generally. It’s time for us to shatter the myths. It’s time for us to tell the truth. We must put forward an argument that is logically and factually unassailable. I will start with one here:

It is already being said by Democrats and media, along with a couple of DC establishment RINOs, along with Joe Biden that “the American people must have a say in picking the replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” The only answer to this that matters is:

The American people have had their say. In 2016, they selected the person who would be President from January 2017 through January 2021, knowing that President would have the authority throughout the entirety of that term to select and nominate persons to the federal judiciary, including the United States Supreme Court. In short, President Trump has been empowered by the American people, via constitutional process, to make this selection. Period! His term doesn’t end until January 2021. Until then, it is his pick to make, and it is up to the United States Senate to dispose of his nomination one way or the other.

This is why we must hold or expand our majority in the Senate in the coming election, but for now, we must rise up to put a boot in the backsides of any wayward Republicans. We must get on the phone, send the faxes, show up at their offices, and do whatever we must to will them to do their duty. This is our fight. This is our time to rise. We’ve watched the anarchists, ANTIFA, BLM, and the Democrat-Media Complex make wreckage of our country and obstruct our president. It’s time to fight like Hell because we have no choice. It’s our country, These are our lives and liberties. We must not relent.

 

 

 

 

Isolating You From Information: Why the Bars Must Remain Closed

Friday, September 18th, 2020

What fraud and misfeasance looks like…

The scandal of the Nashville, Tennessee Mayor hiding the statistics on COVID19 infections related to bars is the same scenario playing-out around the country. They sold the bar closures and restaurant closures because, they claimed, you’re more likely to get infected in those places.  If I can go to Walmart and avoid infection, I can assure you that I can go to a bar and do the same.  If I can go to Home Depot while avoiding COVID19, I am certain I can avoid it in a restaurant.  Those of you who have had your suspicions about the real drivers of our national reaction to COVID19/WuFlu have been right to raise an eyebrow over the things we’re being told.  The real reason we’re not supposed to be in restaurants and bars is because apart from eating and drinking, there’s one central purpose of going to such places: Socializing. Restaurants and bars are the locations of informal conversations, where information is passed from one person to the next, outside the control of media or official channels.  If you’ve begun to suspect that this could be the purpose of these shutdowns, you’d be right.  If you’ve noticed that some so-called “red state” governors seem to be following this same general approach, you’d be right to question them.  You see, when all is said and done, COVID19 has been the instrument of your isolation and ignorance.  It’s also been the source of your greatest distraction throughout 2020.  Nothing has caused the average person to spend more useless time on more useless activities. Nothing has done more to isolate us in a social sense.  This is why even at this late date, and in the face of mounting evidence, the bars must remain closed.

It’s part of the strategy to keep you in the dark. You see, you might be sitting at the bar discussing the various privations caused, not by COVID19 itself, but all the foolish measures being used allegedly to combat it.  You might point out, for instance, that the CDC said these face-masks will do nothing to protect you from the smoke of the wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington. Since the Coronavirus is as small or smaller than the particulate matter that constitutes smoke, it’s hard for reasonable people to ignore the fact that against Coronavirus, masks wouldn’t be any more effective.  Conversations like this are verboten, and will likely get you banned or at least suspended in social media.  In a bar, or a restaurant, such conversations aren’t going to be hushed.  Do you see?  They can control social media.  They do control the news media.  They are the official channels.  The Democrats and big media, along with the tech sector are in collusion.  The only way for them to succeed was to present you a narrative and make sure nothing contradicted it.  They’re closing off all avenues on-line and in media.  Without the bar and restaurant shutdown, along with all the other mass assemblies we are currently forbidden from attending, we have no way to communicate among ourselves.  With church services shut down in many places, you can’t even talk to your fellow congregants. This has all been about isolating you politically. Until Donald Trump decided to re-label his rallies “peaceful protests,” they had him shut down too.

This is all despicable, and now we’re learning that the Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper(D) is doubtless simply an exemplar of a larger class.  Along with his henchmen in government, he conspired to hide the fact from the populace that the COVID19 infection rates for bars was vanishingly small.

You can read the story at Breitbart in full, but there is more reporting on it elsewhere. The point here is to understand why.  Why would they hide that?  Why would they want to isolate you?

Folks, it’s never been about the virus.  It’s always been about the election.

 

 

A Color Revolution in America: How the Left Plans to Overthrow the United States

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Sabotaging a system with fraud in order to claim it had been fraudulent

Those who follow global politics will more readily understand this approach to overthrowing a government.  For those less well-versed, this is a primer on what you are seeing today in America, and why the particular sorts of things you’re seeing are happening.  None of it is accidental.  It’s not random.  The American system of government is slowly being overthrown and you’re to have no say in it.  Yes, George Soros is funding part of it, and behind the scenes, Barack Obama and those in his orbit are helping to direct it.  The first thing you need to know is the methodology, and what are the ultimate aims of this revolution.  Your voice is to be nullified.  All notions of self-governance are to be replaced by “rule of the experts.”  Experts in medicine, transportation, energy, sustainability, warfare, communications, propaganda, technology, environment, education and law will become your new masters.  Elections will be meaningless, because the superstate they create won’t need politicians except as a facade.  If all of this sounds a bit like a mix between 1984 and Atlas Shrugged, that’s because it is precisely that:  A communist super-state empowered to rule over every aspect of your lives, including your reproduction, your nutrition, your “career,” and most anything else you dare to imagine.  This is what these “visionaries” imagine, but if you think its aimed solely at the United States, you’re far too narrow-minded.  These people are the nuts who wish to rule the whole world.  In order to do so, they must get you to reject the old order, the revolution of 1776, and all that developed out of it.  To get you to go along, they have a plan, and that plan has been used repeatedly.  What they intend for you is a color revolution, and the time for that revolution is now.  They will use fraud and chaos to undermine our election or at least create that appearance, so that they can assert its illegitimacy. This will be their justification for revolution.

The basic model takes the form of massive demonstrations(and riots) around an election, particularly an election that does not come out the way the revolutionaries want. The election itself serves as the apparent catalyst for the unrest.  The real cause is the political aims, almost always left-oriented, of the revolutionary element.  The idea is to have a disputed election, in which either the outcome is uncertain, or there are claims of widespread fraud, or both.  The idea is to give an excuse for demonstrations and general political and social unrest so that there is a basis for the claim of legitimacy of the revolution.  Remember, one of the most important elements of any revolution is some sort of grievance claiming the illegitimacy of those in power, and the otherwise illegitimate claim to power of the revolutionaries.  If you wonder why even in 2016, the question was asked of Donald Trump: “Will you accept the outcome of the election,” you now understand at least the basic reason: They need a contested, disputed election. They need somebody to contest it. They need somebody to challenge its legitimacy. As you’ve seen, in the end, it turned out to be the Democrats and Hillary Clinton who questioned the legitimacy of the election.  So it will be in 2020, whatever the electoral outcome.  In point of fact, our electoral college system offers them an added method for challenging the election’s legitimacy.  As you saw in 2016, they will claim that the popular vote proves them the winner, but as we all know, we don’t elect our president through popular vote.  Nevertheless, due to the grotesque mis-education of our population in the public schools, there is this notion that “majority rule” should be the way.  As we’ve discussed ad nauseum, our electoral college system is perhaps the greatest instrument of long-term stability in our constitutional framework.

For a color revolution to succeed, it is that very stability they must overcome.  It doesn’t matter if the method for overcoming it involves massive fraud on the side of the revolutionaries. Since in many cases, they will have either a sympathetic or colluding news media, they will control the ability to direct the narrative.  They will control the ability to write the ‘rough draft” of recorded history.  In this way, the media is much more powerful than even our framers had envisioned.  They have the ability to make the news whatever they decide it should be.  Just as they’ve mostly succeeded in disappearing Dr. Li-Meng Yan from the public consciousness, or hidden the retraction of the Trump loser-sucker war dead hoax, they are able to make the news appear in any way they want.  If they tell you the election had been illegitimate, there will be no way to contradict the story.  Fox News isn’t going to tell you, just like they won’t let their guests or contributors tell you about George Soros’ role in funding the rioters or the various DAs who enable them. In case you missed it:

What form the color revolution will take is unknown, in the sense of particulars, but the general concept is clear. This is why Hillary Clinton, a long-time Soros puppet and conspirator, urged the Joe Biden not concede the election under any circumstance.  They will roll out their riot mobs, perhaps even in the lead-up to the election, as part of a voter suppression move.  Remember, these people do precisely those things of which they accuse their opponents.  It’s by design.  If they say “Republicans are trying to suppress the vote,” then you can know it’s a lie and that they are actively trying to suppress the vote. If they say “violent Tea Party protesters,” you can know the Tea Party protesters were not violent, but that they have mobs who are.  If they say there is “politicization of justice,” then you can know they are politicizing it. Whatever they accuse others of doing, you can know that they are actually the ones doing it.  It’s a strategy of disinformation, and even their cohort groups exhibit this behavior.  For example, the group using DARPA-created artificial intelligence, run by former General Stanley McCrystal, is called “Defeat Disinfo,” but the spreading of disinformation is precisely the aim of that group.

They have also worked to undermine military allegiance to their commander-in-chief. That was the whole purpose of the now-retracted The Atlantic hoax-story that spread like wildfire, as though it were planned, two weeks ago.  They have to undermine any institution that might stand by the constitution.  This has been the purpose of these phony groups of traitorous former officers who signed their letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  By contrast, what they are suppressing are the stories where military families signed a letter in support of President Trump. You will only learn of this in conservative publications, but nowhere in so-called “Mainstream” press.

All of this is being done in order to undermine the President in preparation for removing him forcibly from office if need be. They intend to create so much doubt and divisiveness around this election that the matter really is in doubt, particularly if Trump wins, and especially if they can show that he “lost the popular vote.” They will claim this entire election had been rigged and was corrupt, and this is why their phony polls continue to show the race within the margin of error.  It’s about creating doubt in as many minds as possible about the legitimacy of a Trump victory.  In the end, they are willing to use violence.  As others have said, they are willing to destroy the country in order to avoid accountability for their crimes.  It’s as bad as that.  They’re facing serious prison time, or worse, some of them, so that there is nothing they won’t do to avoid facing prosecution.  If Trump remains, legitimately or not, they know they’re apt to face the gallows, or at least a long stretch in a federal prison.  This includes people at the top in driving this revolution.

Here, Dan Bongino does a great job of explaining the coming color revolution. In fact, I would commend his entire series of podcasts this week to your viewing:

It’s all about de-legitimizing the whole system. It’s about an argument that no matter how the election ends, the system underpinning it is illegitimate, and doing everything they can to make it illegitimate.  Yesterdays’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a perfect example.  The idea is to create wreckage in the system, and then use the resulting failures to say the system is illegitimate.  It’s like intentionally planting a fifty-third card in a deck, say an extra Ace of spades, so that when it comes up, you can claim the game had been rigged and cancel all bets.  It’s the methodology of thugs: They’re not willing to live by the rules, so they wish to claim the rules are faulty, and as evidence, they’re going to create a disaster within the rules.  That’s the plan. That’s what all of their media narratives about the notion that “we won’t know who wins on election night.” Look at what they’re doing.  Let nobody deter you from voting, but more importantly, get out there and vote, and take a neighbor, a friend, and anybody else you can convince to go.  The best chance we’ve got of defeating this is an overwhelming Trump win.  They’ll have a harder time making the claims of illegitimacy stick.  Otherwise, prepare for the nation to be under siege until they can bully their way into running it.

Non Compos Mentis: The Un-Candidate

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Can he find his way?

Let’s be blunt. Let’s cut through the nonsense and simply state what is clear to every sound mind which has been judging the 2020 Presidential Campaign: Joe Biden is not fit to be President of the United States.  He’s diminished in mental capacity, and he’s sliding downward toward the lower bounds of legal competence.  I say this with no particular excitement, since this is a condition that may come to plague many of us who survive to advanced age.  It isn’t a pleasant thing.  It isn’t to be taken lightly, and for the sake of the Republic, it is a condition that must not be ignored.  We can all make fun of #DroolingJoe and talk about a man clearly into his dotage, but the truth is that we’re talking about a man who seeks the highest office in the land.  Does Biden even understand the seriousness any longer?  Does he comprehend the critical details that may be told him as he assesses national security issues?  Is he even capable, if ever he was, of recognizing and integrating the facts that will confront him should he obtain that high perch in our government?  I think the answer is clear, and I don’t think the whole body of the American people know the degree to which they’re being misled about his unfitness.  Joe Biden isn’t merely unfit to be President of the United States, but he’s unfit even to be a candidate for that office.  Others have aptly suggested that Joe Biden is being used as a Trojan Horse for the advancement of radical leftist policies, and while this is true, it’s only possible because Biden’s unfitness makes of him an empty vessel, easily used for nefarious purposes.  Joe Biden’s unfitness makes of him something worse: Biden is the Un-candidate.

Biden’s candidacy is defined mostly by what it isn’t.  In the main, the left tells you, “he isn’t Donald Trump.” His is a campaign of negation, not even of Donald Trump’s actual record, but merely the straw-man record erected by political flacks and consultants for Joe Biden to carry out a tightly-scripted series of unquestioned, unchallenged attacks.  Nobody is permitted to ask Biden any actual, unscripted, unrehearsed questions.  When he holds a press conference, his answers are already loaded on the teleprompter, meaning the questions are known, and the questioners cannot get a follow-up question because that would cause Biden to deviate from his script.  Without his script, Biden is a babbling, angry old man, confused and disoriented in a substantially disturbed way, and it’s quite evident that he’s incapable of higher-order thinking, particularly under pressure or in anything like a rapid-fire sort of circumstance.  A President already has a staff of people to juggle the myriad of balls that are inevitably flying through the air, but a candidate for President must juggle even more.  Biden isn’t capable of following a single ball on his own, as his inability even to stick to the carefully scripted teleprompter scroll clearly indicates.  He’s left to haplessly mouth phrases that still ring in his memory, as he struggles to wrestle free from his rapidly thickening mental fog. It’s not that he simply can’t get the words out, but that he has no words left to expel. What dribbles out instead, sometimes in fits and starts, is a garbled mush of phrases, piled one atop the next, like a babbling idiot who has lost the plot.

His handlers know this all too well. They’re trying to hold him together like a bag of soup, squeezed and shaped into the likeness of a presidential candidate, but always distorting wherever the bag is poorly supported.  He can’t maintain his shape, any more than you can sculpt liquid water, and what this means to his handlers is that they must constantly scramble to keep his increasingly muddled form into a moving image where the distortions are partially hidden by the motion.  He’s not capable of an actual debate against Donald Trump, or even against a well-schooled eighth-grader.  He’s unable. Simply put, he’s not up to the job.  Here’s a leftist critic, earlier in the primary season, with an assessment of a Biden interview:

That interview was back in April. Biden’s condition is worsening. This sample is from August 31st, when he become obviously confused reading the teleprompter, and completely loses the plot:

The mainstream media is doing all it can to hide this from you, but these episodes of confusion and mental disorientation have become increasingly common. It’s not just that we’re confronted with a man who has obvious mental decline – we all get there if we live long enough – but that we’re watching a man who can’t keep it together for short-term campaign events.  It’s actually sad, but my sympathies for Joe’s declining mental condition don’t permit me to ignore a couple of important things:

  • Joe Biden is not fit to be President, or Senator, or Dog Catcher. He’s not capable of campaigning for the job, never mind doing it.
  • The people around Joe, including family, MUST be aware of this – so why would they do this to Joe in his waning days?
  • The people in Joe’s entourage are clearly exploiting Joe. How miserable must it be to be used as political cannon fodder?
  • Since Joe is so clearly an emptying vessel, what will his handlers fill him with?

On that last question, we’re already seeing the answer. One approach to successfully, convincingly repeating audacious lies is to be oblivious to the fact that one is liying. Joe Biden is the perfect vessel for bald-faced lies, because he’s only being asked to repeat them with conviction. He may not be fully aware of the truth, one way or the other, at least not in the sense we would understand it.  In the last few days, he’s accused Trump of lying about the seriousness of COVID19 #WuFlu, despite the fact that Biden himself called Trump’s China travel ban in response to the pandemic an overreaction and evidence of xenophobia back in February. In fact, this is the trend of the entire Biden-Harris campaign in the weeks since the Republican convention. It had been clear to all observers that the DNC was a dud, but that the RNC was a spectacularly successful event. Since then, the lies have been non-stop, and the contrived media attacks have been coming in like waves pounding a beach like cyclonic storm surges.

This may be the biggest secret to the un-candidacy of Joe Biden: The whole of the media is coordinating an endless series of nonsensical, easily disproven lies, or “pseudo-events,” as Mark Levin has most recently begun to label them… but there is no there, there.  Not once.  Not even a little bit.  Even the Atlantic’s fraudulent editor is now admitting the “loser-sucker” story of last week may in fact be false, despite a whole holiday weekend of headlines blaring “Confirmed…” Biden’s candidacy is a vehicle for demeaning and attacking President Trump, but it is not a real candidacy advocating the policies of a would-be President. To the degree the Biden campaign even discusses policy, it’s always couched in criticisms of Trump and Republicans, but never offers a substantive advocacy of their own ideas.  All of it is a negation.  It’s not the advancement of ideas, but the plain nullification of them.  Worse, because the media is predominately sympathetic to Biden’s general political party, and because they see him as the sole available vehicle for advancing their position, they don’t talk about his actual policies, which are primarily warmed-over Bernie Sanders re-treads.

The Biden campaign is nothing but a series of negations and disguises.  First, they wish to conceal from your eyes the plain unfitness of Joe Biden.  Failing that, they wish to concoct failures of Donald Trump that really hadn’t been, and when all else fails, they simply lie about it.  The media is, in the main, almost indistinguishable from the Democrat party and the Biden campaign.  For all intents and purposes, they are one organ, functioning seamlessly from end to end.  Joe Biden clearly isn’t running this. He’s being run. Kamala Harris isn’t capable of this level of planning.  Who is running their campaign?  What dark forces stand behind Joe Biden?  Who provides the scripts for his teleprompters?  Who provides the permissible questions to so-called “reporters?”  This entire campaign is a vacuum.  There’s no competent candidate.  There’s no new ideas.  There’s no guiding philosophy, or even an espoused coherent governing intent.  There’s nothing.  It’s as though they’re play-acting their way through the campaign, knowing they cannot win, but stubbornly heaving dung at the wall hoping to make something stick.  The Biden campaign can’t raise a crowd more than a few dozen.  Hell, in some instances, more Trump supporters show up at Biden events than do actual Biden supporters.  There must be some other purpose, some other underlying motive.  What are they waiting for?  It’s as though they know Biden will not be their candidate, and what Biden is doing is to simply fill time until…

Somebody steps in to replace him?

I maintain that the Biden campaign is part of a larger subterfuge.  Whether it is eventually eclipsed by some other candidate who rides in to rescue the Democrats, time will tell, but there is something dreadfully wrong with the Biden campaign.  It’s empty.  Its only purpose seems to be to soften-up the opposition.  It’s like Patton’s phantom invasion force being assembled in England for a supposed attack against Calais, while all the time, the real force is being assembled elsewhere for an attack on Normandy.  It’s all piss and wind. To take Biden’s candidacy seriously may be to fall for the enemy’s feint.  It’s simply too vacuous.  If this is the entire sum and total of the Democrat’s candidacy, they are well and truly beaten.  Biden isn’t fit.  He isn’t competent.  He’s barely there at all. His is the un-candidacy: Of, by and for the incompetent.  What’s worse: they know it. Does Joe?

 

 

 

 

The Plot to Steal the 2020 Presidential Election

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

She Will Have Her Revenge

We’ve known all along the COVID19 #WuFlu pandemic was being used as a political tool to drive Donald Trump from office.  We knew the economic shutdown, most intense in so-called “Blue States,” was being used as a means to drive down his support among moderates.  From the beginning of the year, with the falsified, corrupt, wholly partisan impeachment debacle, 2020 and everything throughout the year would be leveraged to destroy the Trump administration and drive President Trump from office.  When the riots broke out over George Floyd, and they rapidly spread to other cities, it was obvious they were being fomented and driven by political operators intent upon seeing Trump overthrown at the polls in November. Only once Democrats saw their own polls sliding off a cliff after three months of quietly giving their tacit support to the rioters, did we finally see a sudden wave of Democrats “condemning the violence” but incredibly, blaming it on Donald Trump!  It’s as though they believe if they tell a lie long enough, they will have it believed. Too often, this tactic has worked on so-called “low information voters” who don’t pay attention to politics until within weeks of an election. Finally, a week ago, however, Hillary Clinton tipped the Democrats’ hand. Now we know how they intend to steal the election, and while we were right to guess that the mail-in ballots would play a part, I think most of us had no idea what form it would take. Now it’s clear: They’re saying we won’t know the outcome of the election on election night, because the Democrats won’t be done stealing it until some days, weeks, or months later.

Hillary tipped their hand, though she speaks in code to the media:

President Trump had known it all along. His complaint about the mail-in ballots had been that they would be overwhelmed by fraud. He’s right, and the Supreme Court’s role in unseating Trump will not go unnoticed on this site.  John Roberts, joining with the majority, to permit the mail-in fraud was the final nail in the Republicans’ coffin. The whole swamp is out to get him, in fact, but only the Democrats and a few hands-full of Pierre Delecto-types on the Republican side are willing to openly admit their hatred of Donald Trump. It isn’t anything that he’s done, so much, as what they fear he will do. They fear exposure, and they fear the prosecutions that will follow.  Trump the outsider has laid bare more swampy corruption than the most obtuse conspiracy theorist had dared dream.  There’s more yet to expose, from #Obamagate and the treason ongoing, to the thorough sell-out of American public officials to the Chinese Communist Party. There are ties to sexual abuse rings, and while that is the most salacious material in the offing, the most harmful to the broadest swath of America has been the betrayal of US security interests to the Chi-Comms.  There can be no doubt that life and death are at stake, because real treason has been committed against the US by elected officials, from lowly local officials all the way up the chain to former Presidents.

That’s quite an accusation, but all of the basic evidence is there, right before your eyes, if only you will see it.  Much of the worst treason has been uncovered already by various acts of declassification.  Page, Strozk, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Yates, Lynch, Biden, Obama and a laundry list of others constitutes a real cabal to commit offenses against the United States Constitution, acting in the capacity of enemies of the State.  There’s no shortage of supporting characters, in Congress, and also in the Judiciary. What do you suppose this extraordinary action by District Judge Sullivan and the rogue’s gallery of appellate level judges is all about in relation to the Flynn case?  This is all about delaying exposure until after the election, an election they are actively and passively conspiring to steal. After all, we’ve known for some time that Biden has retained the services of some 600 lawyers for the post-election ballot fight he’ll wage.

Rush Limbaugh pointed out on Tuesday that these fiends intend to keep Biden from conceding the election, because on election night, it will look like a Trump blow-out.  Instead, Biden’s team of lawyers will follow Hillary’s advice and he will not concede, and they will go to work counting fake ballots.

You might ask at this point why they would do such a thing.  You might wonder in perfect incredulity at the mere suggestion. What you don’t understand is that these demons know with a foreboding finality that their very lives are on the line.

Treason is a capital offense.  Even avoiding that charge, their ill-gotten fortunes built on careers of graft and corruption will be destroyed, seized, and remitted to the treasury.  Large-scale donors who have thrown in with this gang are also on the line. Do you have any doubt what names like Zuckerberg and Bezos have at stake?  GatesPichai? Bloomberg? Romney? Pelosi? Schiff? Barack Hussein Obama and his master, George Soros?

These people are desperate. It’s only a matter of time before some thug or gang of thugs working on their behalf makes an attack on the President directly. That may be their final option, if they find they’ve failed to steal the election. Whatever the outcome, they are going to find a way to power, or they’re going to die trying. You see, while people like Hillary want their measure of pure revenge, it’s also true that this is an act of legal self-defense.  These people, many of them, are going to jail when all is said and done, should Trump be re-elected.  They will lose everything, perhaps even their lives, should all plausible charges be pursued, and this is a scandal much broader than two-bit, run-of-the-mill, billion-dollar DC establishment corruption. There is high treason here, and there are crimes against children to be pursued, and there are billions of donated dollars from the good-natured, charitable Americans who contributed to all sorts of causes because they thought they could help people afflicted with diseases, pestilence, earthquakes, floods, and all the other things Americans send their cash to help with around the globe. The betrayals are many. The various conspiracies are innumerable.

Donald Trump may win in a landslide on election day if we all get out there and do our civic duty, dragging as many friends and relatives to the polls with us as we can. Don’t be surprised if they try to pull some sort of terroristic operation on or near election day, as a way to deter us from the polls. They may even try to attack the electrical grid, or networks, or whatever else they think they can do to foul and confound the vote.  These people aren’t just angry control-freaks seeking to run your lives: They’re monsters, and they intend to get away with crimes they’ve long ago committed. At this point, they’re well beyond “in for a penny, in for a pound” thinking. The worst of their deeds are already done or in progress. They can scarcely lengthen or worsen the penalties they might face should Trump be re-elected. There’s basically nothing they will not permit themselves to do. Extortion of federal judges? Check! Extortion even of Supreme Court justice(s)? Check! Media collaborators? Check! On the hook with all the worst global vermin? Check! Treason against the Union? You betcha! These people have far more to lose by a Trump re-election than anything additional that may be heaped upon them in their attempt to prevent it. This is for all the marbles, ladies and gentlemen. All of them.

#BLM, #Antifa, and the Occupiers are all the same people. They’re the funded, paid, foot-soldiers and mercenaries of this plot. They’ve infiltrated everything, from the public schools and universities to the local government and the media. They’re in the bureaucracy and outside of it, waiting for their turns to create mayhem on command.

On election day, and in the sixty-two days from now until then, we must do all we can to defeat them. We have no choice. If Trump goes down, so does our republic, and with it, any future of which you might have dreamed for you and your children, and all the generations beyond. The choice is finally with you: Supine and helpless, or activist and ferocious, like a momma bear defending her cubs?  No, I’ve not forgotten. Neither should you. Fight, damn it, Americans, FIGHT!

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.

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)

Open_Letter_President_Donald_Trump

Liberty’s Last Gasps

Monday, May 25th, 2015

We live in the time of a desperate struggle no politician seems willing to name.  Our nation is sinking back into the swamp from which it emerged, in a world still dominated by primitive, tribalism from which we seem unable or unwilling to escape.    We do not examine our philosophy any longer, and we do not consider the meaning of our abandonment of principles, much less the result of such evasions.  A culture is only as good as its underlying philosophy, but ours is damaged seemingly beyond repair.  America had always suffered from contradictions, but now they are not exceptional “one-offs” but the the norm.  Those of us who have bothered to understand these dire problems have grown weary, and I am among those who no longer wish to repeat the same things, because the intended audience seems unmoved.  We are giving away our liberty, and for all of the missteps of the last two-hundred years, America survived despite them, but this situation will not persist indefinitely.  If the America our founders had envisioned is to be reborn, rejuvenated, and revived, we must do the work.  We must explain it.  We must be its advocates.  We must be willing to have the arguments.  Whether America will survive or perish, it is up to us to make its case, but to do so, we must first understand what had made America.

To understand what had been unique about America, let us consider that feature, the underlying notion, which had been at the heart of its founding, its growth, and its success.  Let us be careful to carve out only that which had made this country substantially different from all the others, lest we fall into the trap of misidentifying its greatest virtues.  Among all the things one might say about America, it’s most fundamental principle had been that “man is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights.”  Whether you took that endowment to be a product of “Nature or Nature’s God,” the simplicity of this idea is that which had set America apart.  For the first time in all of human history, a government was formed that declared that it was not the ultimate arbiter and owner of all men under the sphere of its control.  In all other systems before it, and all the systems arising since, men were chattel of the state in some form or fashion. In short, they were still property of the tribe.   This was true whether you were subject to the “Divine Right of Kings,” or property of the collective as in the Soviet Union.  This has remained true in all the welfare states of Europe, and with a sickening degree of rapidity, has been increasingly adopted here in the United States over the last century.  These are the definitions of statism.  America had been the first system to reject statism.

There are those who will immediately critique the American experiment because it permitted slavery for most of its first one-hundred years.  Despicable though that institution had been, what they hope you will not notice about the former American institution of slavery, now dead more than one-and-one-half centuries, is that which it had not been: Ownership of men by the state.  This distinction, while superficial and meaningless to the objects of slavery, was the only reason the practice could be ended.  Once ended, America was a country without men as chattel.  In fact, it was the only period in all of human history in which such a society ever existed.  It was the period of the greatest unrivaled growth and economic prosperity generated by man.  All the prosperity that has followed was born of this era.  We linger as a modern society now, our vestiges of civilization now only a facade, because of the achievements of that industrial age, the age of capitalism.  It is only recently that the bequeath of that generation is finally running out of steam, because we have destroyed its underpinnings in degrees and steps ever since.  We have permitted the destruction of liberty, and slowly, in bits and pieces, returned mankind to the ownership of the state.  What we face today is only the last act of a play set in motion more than a century ago, by men whose motives were short-run and political.  It was the birth of national “pragmatism.”

The principle that man is an end in and of himself, without reference to another soul, had been the bedrock of America.  That principle has been polluted, deprecated, denounced, and demolished.  Now we see the abysmal spectacle of man the slave to man via the commands of the state.  We have escaped only to permit ourselves to again become captive to the same old treachery.  In what other manner can you explain the idea that a person subject to the laws of the United States must now be held to pay support for every artifact of modern convenience for every other soul?  How else can one explain Obamacare, SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, AFDC, WIC, Section 8 Housing, “Obama-phones,” “Free” Internet, and all the myriad other “benefits” or “entitlements” of our allegedly civilized age?  We have no need to complain of a military-industrial complex, or of foreign aid, for all the evils they may impose, because these represent a pittance of the national expenditure when compared with all the rest.   No, what we have permitted, at first in small pieces and by small enumerations, is the enslavement of all men to all men via the artifices of the state.

We love to speak of our freedom of speech, our freedom of religion and the press, and our right to keep and bear arms, but these too are now taking a beating under the enslavement of all to all.  You have the right to free speech lest you offend somebody.  You have the right of free exercise of religion lest it offend somebody.  You have the right of a free press, but no press anywhere, except perhaps in small ways in the blogosphere is free any longer.  You have the right to bear arms in your own defense, but only in such fashion as it doesn’t offend or frighten anybody, or permit you the ability to actually repel somebody who might attack you.  You have the right to pursue happiness, but no right to hold onto the material implementations of happiness that your own exertions may have afforded to you otherwise.  These liberties were all born of the notion that no man is owned by the state, and yet slowly and seemingly irretrievably, these “rights” have been yielded back to the state.  Still, these are mere symptoms of the greater disease that is rotting away the core and health of the American political environment.  The root of this disease is philosophical, but it will not be cured by political slogans.

Men must not be owned, either directly by other men, or through a surrogate called “the state” or “society.”  So long as we permit this idea to fester and grow, it is a cancer slowly metastasizing to all parts of the body of American culture and politics.  It has destroyed our philosophy.  It has permitted egregious inconsistencies and contradictions in our laws.  It has enabled the would-be slave-masters to re-establish a foothold in a wider fashion than nineteenth century slavery ever could.  What we have permitted to be lost is the philosophical core of our argument, and every retreat or defeat in politics of the last century has been merely a symptom of the surrender of this principle: Man is endowed with unalienable rights, and it is governments’ sole legitimate purpose to defend them.  Instead, we now see that government has become the worst offender, and we wonder why we can make no ground on subsidiary concretes.

If you wish to salvage America, if it is to be done at all, the only answer is to restore in law and in fact the philosophy that holds man as his own rightful property, and his life and his liberties as the material implementation of that fact.  Please do not bother about statist notions of “obligations” or “responsibilities” of free men.  The only actual, logical “obligation” of a free man is to respect those same rights among other men, and his only collectivized “responsibility” is to pay for the upholding of those rights among all men.  This is the sole justification of governments, and it is the sole reason that any form of taxation is logically (and morally) permissible.  This means a court system, to resolve disputes among men; a policing mechanism, to apprehend those who violate the rights of men; a national defense to protect against massive attacks on the rights of men.  Deprived of the ability to use the power of the state as a gun aimed at the heads of other men in the name of their own peculiar interests, with the threat of a watchful state waiting to punish such aggressors, men must deal with one another by volitional means, i.e., “free trade” or “commerce.”

This had been our founders’ vision.  To the degree they failed to “perfect” it, they nevertheless left us the means by which to do so.  Instead, we have tarnished their ideals, and rejected their core philosophy in favor of the “pragmatic” expediencies of the moment.  We have failed to educate our young, and we have failed to remind ourselves why it is that America had been different, and why there was so much to be gained here for all men, everywhere.  It was not the material wealth of America’s resources that permitted her growth, but the idea at the heart of its laws and traditions that each person is an end in themselves, and that no person or collection of persons had the authority to disparage those rights.  Today, rights are being disparaged and deprecated at a mind-numbing pace, and we have none to blame but ourselves.  If we are to resurrect liberty from its dying gasps, we must know and publicly identify the cause of its impending death, and we must not shrink from standing in the breech in liberty’s waning moments.  Stand there, and others will accompany you, bolstered by your courage.  If not, we’ve already lost.

Obamacare Profiteer Seeks Republican Nomination – And You May Give It to Him

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Just a Little Profit?

It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that there are Republicans who sought to use Obama-care as a personal profit center. It’s fair to say that some of them, in and out of office, were only too happy to see the new business opportunity the scandalous program represents, and now at least one of them seems poised to run for President. Jeb Bush, son of former President George HW Bush, and brother to former President George W. Bush, just divested himself of Tenet Healthcare in order to conceal this fact or at least make it “old news.”  I’ve cautioned readers in the past that the reason Obama-care would be difficult to repeal is that too many Republicans are making too much money from it.  Here, a darling son of the DC Republican establishment demonstrates the point: Why on Earth would they repeal a profit center? All that is important to this sort is power, but neither liberty nor any virtue associated with it moves them. What Republicans like Bush should get from us is only our contempt, but given the recent history of Republican primary politics, there’s a fair chance that we’ll instead reward him with our support. If we wonder why it’s so hard to elect a conservative, we needn’t look beyond our collective conservative mirror.

Friday, I received a phone call from the RNCC soliciting a donation. In simplest terms, I told the man “Not no, but Hell no!” I took a moment to explain to him that this was because the Republicans had abandoned us on Obama-care and immigration immediately after their victory in November. He offered that it hadn’t been the time to expend the “political capital.”  That’s a sorry excuse, and I told him it was because both issues were causes of personal profits for too many inside-the-beltway Republicans who were bought and paid-for by lobbyists on these issues.  I asked him why it was that Republicans were saving all this “political capital,” suggesting that this was an excuse to cover their profiteering on Obama-care and immigration.  He scoffed, so I abruptly told him to tell the RNCC to get bent, and hung up.  The last thing I like to do is be rude to somebody the day after Christmas, but this guy earned it.

That it would be less than a few hours later when I would learn that, predictably, Jeb Bush had been among the Obama-care profiteers is perfectly fitting for our current political environment.  Frankly, I’m waiting for Karl Rove to affix a crown of thorns to this guy and nail him to a cross if that’s what will be needed to sell him to unwitting conservatives. The Bush family is at full tilt, and I knew when Jeb’s son ran(and won) office in Texas, 2015 was going to be the year Jeb chose to further pollute the American body-politic and try to resurrect the Bush name among conservatives.

The Bush family has spent most of the last eight years trying to figure out how to weasel Jeb into office.  Even before his second term had expired, George Bush’s mastermind Karl Rove went to work on the problem: How to recover the Bush name?  In order to do so, they needed a patsy, one so dismal that before it was done, people would be begging to have the Bush clan retake power.  They found one in Barack Hussein Obama.  I have known, and I suspect you have known conservatives who have declared they would vote for the devil if it meant wresting control of the White House from Democrats after two terms of Obama.  What do you think had been the point of the “Miss me yet?” campaign designed to compare George W. Bush favorably with Barack Obama? It’s all about rehabilitating the Bush family name.

Conservatives had ought to wise up. The Republican establishment is about to pull its usual divide-and-conquer maneuver so that it can saddle the party and America with another “lesser-of-two-evils” choice. The Bush family is gambling that you’ve become so desperate that you won’t care about Jeb’s profiteering on Obama-care. They hope you won’t notice, or even having noticed, won’t care about his continual drumbeat for open borders, or his insane “Common Core” education plans. No, the Bush family is hoping you will let them continue to re-invent America in their communitarian, Utopian vision. Welcome to the New World Order, a regime in which Americans are poorer, and less educated, while uniformly chanting “Bush! Bush! Bush!”

It’s already begun, of course, as CNN reports that Bush is now the early front-runner among GOP hopefuls. All of this leads me to a question: When did Americans decide that a monarchy was fine? On the left, we have the Clinton clan, and also on the left we have the Bush clan, both parading as “moderates” with respect to their chosen parties, and both being much more statist than their respective marketing would have you believe. Jeb Bush once [in]famously stated that he “used to be a conservative,” while responding to critics of his moderate-to-left policy preferences, but the fact is that nobody named Bush has ever been a conservative, instead having been at war with the conservative grass-roots of the party since the 1970s.  If Jeb evinces any confusion by that statement, it is that he hasn’t known what conservatism looks like, and had been permitted to wear that label as though it had ever actually applied to him. It doesn’t.

If conservatives don’t pull their heads out of the sand, and fast, deciding to skip over the pointless candidates who are entirely media creations at this point, settling instead on an actual conservative, get ready for another miserable primary year in which Republicans feed conservatives to the wolves. I’d ask you to consider how many of the currently polling individuals are really just creations of FoxNews, but who are neither conservatives nor crowd-drawing candidates with any hope of victory in 2016. Dr. Ben Carson?  Former Gov. Mike Huckabee? The New Jersey Blowhard? Can any of these defeat Jeb Bush? Plainly, no. Are any of these anything much beyond stalking-horse creations of FoxNews? No. There are a number of conservatives who still pine for Rick Santorum.  Can he beat Jeb Bush? Not a chance.  In all the Republican Party, there exists only a handful of people who have the kind of muscle it will take to derail the Bush train, but if they don’t step up to bat, we’ll never know for sure. Instead, we’ll be shafted with another 4-8 years of diminishing liberties and declining culture under yet another center-left Bush.

I understand that when conservatives get desperate, they will gladly accept another Bush over the leftist bogey-man of the moment, and left with no other choice, they’ll board that train, but for Heaven’s sake, it is time for conservatives to outsmart these people for a change.  If conservatives begging queuing-up behind the litany of second-tier candidates now under consideration, they will be divided-and-conquered just as in 2012.  Mitt Romney was effectively a test run for the Jeb Bush strategy, and Karl Rove knows it. If you will recall, Romney stayed around 25% support for the entirety of the 2011 silly season, knocking off conservative after conservative as they rose and fell.  Michelle Bachman. Rick Perry. Herman Cain. Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney bested them all because conservatives were so desperate that they hopped from bandwagon to bandwagon at the first sign of weakness.  This strategy kept conservatives chasing their tails, while Romney basically survived with his base of support sticking with him through the process.  In the entirety of 2011, Romney never rose above 25-30$ support, and never fell below 20%.  More conservative candidates, along with relative unknowns, rose and fell like sine waves on an oscilloscope as conservatives rushed from one to the next in order to find a conservative champion who would not falter.  By design, I think, there were none.

If conservatives are to have a chance in 2016, they must identify a candidate soon, and must stick with that candidate until victory.  At present, I can only think of two or three conservatives with the chops to beat Bush, and as yet, none of them have made any firm indication that they might run.  Rather than pursue pipe-dreams, however, settling for the laundry-list of unknowns and also-rans FoxNews is serving-up, conservatives ought to spend some time talking about the kind of presidency they want to see in January 2017, and how to go about getting it. If you’re willing to settle for another Bush, or have one thrust upon you, fear not because Karl Rove is busy working on that, and has been since 2007.  Even if Jeb fails in 2016, you know they’ll try to derail any other Republican candidate who gets the nomination, because they’ve got another George[P. Bush] warming-up in the bullpen right now in Texas, who they will trot-out in 2024 or 2028.

If electing an Obama-care profiteer is an idea that seems to you too ghastly to consider, understand that if the Bush family has its way, you will soon endorse that action out of desperation.  The Bush family doesn’t mind providing the presidents America just barely elects, so long as they’re in charge.  Their continual quest to drag conservatives to the left in abandonment of our principles, one at a time, should be all the reason you need to oppose them and put an end to this seemingly unending American decline under their leadership.  It’s time for something different.  It’s time for a conservative. Obama-care profiteers need not apply.

 

 

2016: What’s the Point?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I hear and read endless speculation about this one and that one, and who’s in and who’s out, always superseded by the next day’s news, and always bereft of any measurable facts.  All of this can be both entertaining and frustrating.  All of it may be altogether pointless.  You see, the country is dying now.  By the time a new president is inaugurated in January of 2017, on our present course, it may not make any difference.  The country may be closing in on that tipping point, if we haven’t passed it already, at which nothing will be done to save us, irrespective of party, principles, or propaganda.  Our nation is deathly ill, if not terminal, and yet the politicians continue to chatter on as though there’s no end in sight.  Ignoring the stock market, which is many thousands of points over-valued due to cheap money practices at the Federal Reserve, this economy is a wreck.  As always, I urge my readers exercise care in what they believe or are willing to consider plausible.  In this post, I intend to revisit a topic I haven’t covered in a long while, because I think you ought to consider it.  The subject is the very real possibility of a hyperinflationary great depression that will make the 1930s look like a day at the beach.

As a reference to what hyperinflation looks like, here’s a graph of the infamous hyperinflation in the German Weimar Republic:

German Hyperinflation 1918-1924 (Wikipedia)

Long-time readers will remember I have used John Williams’ ShadowStats website as a reference in the past.  The nature of Mr. Williams’ warning hasn’t change, except to become substantially more strident inasmuch as such a calamity now seems to be possible at any moment.  For those of you who don’t remember, here was his Hyperinflation forecast of 2012:

2012 Hyperinflation Special Report(pdf format)

In 2014, Mr. Williams has updated his report, once in January, with a second installment in April. Here are links to these two in PDF format as well:

Hyperinflation 2014 – The End Game Begins

2014 Hyperinflation Special Report, Second Installment

 In these reports, Mr. Williams goes to extraordinary lengths to describe to you what I’ve told you right along, since the birth of this website:  Any alleged “economic recovery” was a fraud, and the nation is in deepening financial and economic trouble. Naturally, it’s not as though you hadn’t suspected it on your own, the obvious signs being what they are, but with the drumbeat of media, many people are soothed into complacency over a long enough time such that they begin to doubt what their own eyes and wallets are telling them.  In these most recent installments, Williams goes into great detail, putting numbers to the assumptions, providing actual data to support his conclusions.  In this sense, it is time for another reality check, because while the bulk of the people you know may well be ignoring hard reporting, in favor of popular media garbage, somebody ought to be warning them.   Chances are that being the good citizens most readers here tend to be, and being the sort of people who are trying to save their nation from disaster, you’ve been warning them right along.  Now, when they dismiss your warnings, you can dare them to read these reports.

If you’re among that number of people who are desirous of dismissing all of this as “Chicken Little” talk, I’d dare you directly.  Read these reports and if you aren’t at least a bit concerned, concerned enough to learn more, there’s no reaching you anyway.  In 2011, Sarah Palin and others were sounding the alarm.  She was ridiculed and mocked,  but the hard data supported her warnings.  All along, I’ve been warning you of the dangers of the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, and the grotesque expenditures of the Federal Government.  In the years since 2008, when this latest crisis began, the Fed has borrowed into existence a sum approaching(if not exceeding) fifty trillion dollars.

All of this money-printing or “digitizing” will necessarily lead to a calamity of unprecedented scale.  There can be no escape from the laws of economics, any more than there can be an escape from the law of gravity.  The only question is: When? As Mr. Williams points out in his report, the conditions are already in place.  It’s simply a matter of triggers.  With that in mind, I’d ask my readers to prepare to the extent they are able.

Some will argue that all of this is tantamount to alarmist fear-mongering.  but Williams does offer this, in his second installment for 2014:

“Conceivably, immediate massive and fiscally painful action by the federal government to restore and maintain long-range U.S. government solvency still could avoid the looming dollar collapse, but the related political issues appear now to have been pushed off until after the 2014 midterm election, again, as those controlling the government continue to push politically-difficult choices and actions as far into the future as possible. That has been explicitly demonstrated in actions by both the White House and Congress in the last several years. Nonetheless, despite political efforts to dodge the issues, the U.S. dollar and the deficit do matter, and the looming financial storm likely will break before the election.”

In other words, getting our financial and fiscal house in order could still serve to avoid this calamity, but as he notes, and as we are all too aware, the probability of that being done is low. The question isn’t “Will there be pain?” The real question is whether it will be pain we choose while we maintain the ability to moderate it, or an uncontrolled and apocalyptic pain from which there will be no recovery.  We’re very much like a stage four cancer patient in that only the most radical treatments have any chance of saving us, and the chemotherapy and radiation will be so severe and thorough as to inflict more pain than we might want to endure, but failing to choose this, the results are known and unavoidable.

I have significant doubts as to whether there exists the political will to induce pain via the radical treatments necessary.  The politicians in Washington DC are hoping to stave-off this calamity through the current election cycle.  I believe this is folly, but I also know they’re banking on the notion that they will be able to deal with this after the election, but you and I know the truth: There’s always another election.  The dust will still be settling from the 2014 election when the first real moves for 2016 begin.  They will already begin to make the political calculi about how to survive through the next election, or how to save the next election for their respective parties, but none of them will be thinking about any of this. The truth is that saving the nation will be furthest from their minds.

We have a president who is a functional economic illiterate, driven by dogma of a failed ideology.  We have a Congress driven by short-run notions of self-preservation of their power.  We have a people who possess a low tolerance for bad news in good times, and a complete intolerance for self-imposed discipline particularly where it implies any sort of pain.  It’s time to consider what all of this will combine to create in the coming years, if you haven’t done the math already. People are talking about 2016 like that represents some sort of panacea, but ladies and gentlemen, our nation may not make it until 2016.

 Editor’s note: I realize that the linked reports from John Williams’ site constitute a fair bit of reading, but like most issues, the devils lie in the details. Understanding the roots of our impending calamity, and the historical precedents as well as the actual manipulations of statistics by the current regime are critical in understanding what is afoot. While it’s a lot of reading, it’s entirely worthwhile.

Note 2: There was an error in the links to the two 2014 reports. These have been fixed.

President Ebola: The Pandemic Administration?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


News is now spreading faster than the disease: A patient has been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas.  In a recent speech on the Ebola crisis in Africa, President Obama urged Americans not to panic.  If we should have learned anything from nearly six years of presidential malfeasance, it is that whatever he says, the opposite is likely true.  Where was our Commander-in-Chief when people were flying from Ebola-stricken African nations either directly or more often indirectly into ours?  How does that open border look now?  It’s not only Ebola, but also Tuberculosis, among others, about which Americans must now begin to worry.  President Ebola is an irresponsible political hack, pursuing his political agenda at the expense of live of the American people.  Where is the opposition party?  Seemingly, they are in hiding, trying to run out the clock hoping to take over in the US Senate.  They have responsibility in this matter, too.  Where are the committee hearings to place a spotlight on the ineptitude or malfeasance of President Ebola?  If Americans begin to die due to an outbreak of Ebola on this continent, to which this virus is a stranger, the blood will be on Obama’s hands, but also on the hands of all the open-borders advocates in both parties who carry his water on this issue. This is despicable.

The United States has the capability to shut down its borders, its airports, and its seaports at will.  All of this nonsense about not being able to control our borders is insufferable bilge.  With this sort of threat brewing in Africa, the President could have instituted a virtual quarantine preventing persons traveling from those countries to this, and if US citizens and legal residents, quarantined them at any of our numerous offshore bases and facilities, to be sure they weren’t bringing home anything more lethal than a sun-tan. Instead, this farce of an “administration” took no substantial steps, although the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) today issued guidelines to mortuaries and funeral homes on the handling of the remains of those who die of Ebola. Yes, we just had our first domestic diagnosis, but the CDC is getting out in front on this issue.

If Barack Obama had wanted a legacy to call his own, it appears he will have it.  Not only is the US economy in shambles, but it may be that we have a brewing pandemic on our hands.  At the time of this story, it is unknown how many others may already be infected, or how many people with whom the infected individual in Dallas may have had contact, but it is certain that the infected individual arrived state-side less than one week ago.  Had people arriving from Africa been quarantined pending a negative diagnosis, none of this would be an issue, except for the fact that our Southern border remains wide open and we’re reliant on the Mexican government to close down traffic from Africa.

This may seem a bit shrill in tone, but frankly, it bears consideration: The United States really only sees the worst communicable diseases these days by importation.  Tuberculosis was all but eradicated in this nation until successive Presidents and Congresses failed to do anything substantive to secure our borders.  National security is more than guns and bombers.  It’s about protecting the nation at large from a wide variety of threats.  It’s the rational basis for the existence of the Centers for Disease Control.   This president is a walking calamity, and his presidency has been a slow-motion train-wreck from which it seems only the well-connected can escape.  President Ebola and the Ebola Administration: The true plague upon America.

Governor Palin: “Stop Electing Republicans who Act Like Democrats”

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

We must break up the GOP establishment

Governor Palin is right, and I’m inclined to act on the principle that there is nothing to be gained by compromise with the GOP establishment.  I am to the point where I’d rather have an open leftist elected to office than to see one more of these despicable, snake-in-the-grass RINOs who act like Democrats when they get to Washington DC anyway.  Here’s Governor Palin from Hannity on FNC last night:

GOP Mafia Produces Cochran Win in Mississippi

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Haley’s Helot

There really is something deeply wrong with the GOP establishment, and as nearly all conservatives have always suspected, it’s this: Despite all of the GOP establishment’s haughty talk about moderation, they are willing to do anything, no matter how repulsive, to achieve their political ends in order to maintain power.  In Mississippi, Thad Cochran held onto his seat by the slimmest of margins over conservative Chris McDaniels.  Had there not been a laundry list of out-of-state, center-left interests pouring money in on Cochran’s behalf, this race would have come out differently, but what I want dispirited conservatives to know is that despite the loss, you won.  It might be hard to see at the moment, but there’s really something to be said for your accomplishments in this race.  The truth is now plain to see, and for those who doubted it before, the veil should now be thoroughly lifted:  The GOP establishment is comprised of a mafia-like element that will use any tactic necessary to keep its scumbags in office, and in this election, it was revealed in full, but this was only possible because conservatives pushed them to the brink.

Thad Cochran has been in political office nearly all of my life.  Now he faces an election for a seventh term, and if he succeeds, he will have served in the US Senate for forty-two years by the time the new term expires.  This is despicable.  What makes it all the more disgusting is the manner of his primary victory.  He did not win on the strength of his record, which is sorely lacking.  He did not win on the merits of his legislative proposals.  He did not win because Republicans in his state favor him.  He did not win even because Republican voters though McDaniels was an inferior candidate.  No, he won on the strength of contributions from his center-left connections, shady endorsements, and because his campaign’s proxies illegally urged Democrats to cross over and vote for him in the Republican primary.  They gave “walking-around money” to would-be Democrat voters, and they basically called McDaniels and the TEA Party “racists” who were out to get Barack Obama. Take a look at this flier, circulated prior to the primary run-off(H/T John Fund at NRO):

Despicable Cochran flier that circulated days before the run-off

Let me say this clearly.  Thad Cochran is a scumbag, and that he would employ such an outrageous tactic merely speaks to his unfitness for office.  Were I a Mississippi conservative, there is no way I would vote to re-elect this dirtball.  Instead, I would vote for the Democrat.  You might ask: “But Mark, if the Democrat is elected, we might not retake the Senate,” to which I must respond with a question: “We?”  Who comprises any “we” in any of this?  It is not Republicans and conservatives.  It is not TEA Party and constitutionalists.  The only “we” who will run the Senate, even if the Republicans win a majority in 2014 is the GOP establishment mafia.  I’d like Mississippi conservatives to think about that.

Haley Barbour and his extended gang, including Michael Bloomberg, Karl Rove, the Chamber of Commerce, a Facebook executive, and a legion of GOP establishment thugs were willing to use ginned-up Democrat support to steal this seat away from Mississippi conservatives.  Mississippi conservatives and TEA Party activists should know that there can be no restoration of the constitutional government they hope to promote so long as a gang of criminal cronies own their Senator.  The worst of it may have been the last-minute use of a sickening tactic of soliciting Democrats to support Cochran even if they would not vote for him in the Fall.

Listen to the following recording for a sample of what establishment Republicans(!) did to secure victory:

This call went out to black Democrats to get them to vote in the Republican primary.

This is the establishment of the Republican Party.  They’re every bit the statist, mafia-like dirtbags the Democrats are, and as you can see, they will work with Democrats whenever necessary to maintain their grip on power.   What is my suggestion to the conservatives and TEA Party folk in Mississippi?  Either run McDaniels as an independent in November, or simply go out to support the Democrat.  Yes, I actually suggest supporting the Democrat, because since Cochran is willing to invite Democrats into the primary campaign, Mississippi conservatives should turn the table on him and give him a dose of his own medicine.  Yes, this means the Democrat will sit in office for six years, but to quote Hillary Clinton, “what difference does it make?”  You now have a six-term RINO running for a seventh term who is firmly in Haley Barbour’s and Karl Rove’s pocket.  This November, for much the same reasons, I am voting for anybody but the RINO liar John Cornyn(R-TX.)  If we’re going to take our country back, we’ll first need to surrender a few things, and in this case, it means giving up the illusion of a Republican-led Senate that wouldn’t be the least bit conservative anyway.

IRS Scandal Follow-up: The Show Must Go On

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

…But nobody actually asked Koskinen about the Sonasoft contract. Wonder why?

On Saturday, it was revealed that the IRS has been contracting with Sonasoft for the back-up of emails since 2005, and indeed, looking at Sonasoft’s clients list, listed there is the Internal Revenue Service.  Adding to my list of things about which the Republicans should seek testimony (if they’re serious,) the specific details of the performance requirements of this contract must now be considered.  Undoubtedly, in soliciting bids for back-ups, there must have been a policy for back-ups the bidder must have been prepared to fulfill.  These details would have been dominated by a records retention schedule that would have been designed to comply with statutory minimums. In any event, such a contract would have been carefully vetted for specific performance requirements, the methodology by which performance could be verified, and the chain of responsibility for those on the government side of the contract to make sure performance was fulfilled, or to seek remediation if the requirements were not met.  There would be a schedule of audits of the performance, and there should be no excuse for pretending somebody hadn’t known their specific duties, on either side of the contract. Here’s the point: We very likely have an organized criminal conspiracy, and if the Republicans don’t begin to immediately turn over rocks to find the culprits, the evidence will be destroyed, but that may be precisely what the GOP leadership wants.

People continue to question whether I’ve entered the realm of “tinfoil-hat-wearing” conspiracy kooks, because I doubt the seriousness of the intent of the House Republican leadership in pursuing this scandal.  After all, they ask, why would the Republicans seek to cover the scandal?  Let’s be blunt, shall we?  As long as this scandal has been going on without serious investigation, how much evidence has been destroyed in the interim?  It is true that if there is a cover-up, there will always be some evidence of that, because it’s impossible to completely cover the tracks of what has been done.  Permitting a delay of the investigation would allow the culprits to destroy the evidence so that any crimes perpetrated in the original scandal would be hard to substantiate to the satisfaction of a jury, or an impeachment proceeding, even if the evidence of a cover-up would be harder to conceal.  In the end, however, let us imagine that there had been a few Republicans who had wanted to hammer the TEA Party, like John Boehner, or Mitch McConnell.  They’ve said as much in open contempt for the TEA Party.  By permitting the administration and its lackeys to destroy evidence, the evidence of their own complicity would be hidden too, and all that would remain are the allegations and evidence of a cover-up of something, in which the Republican leadership would not be implicated.  After all, they’ve been conducting an investigation, right?

If this sounds too conspiratorial to you, consider that these are the same people who invented voting for a thing before voting against it.  John Cornyn had no problem voting for cloture on the Senate Amnesty bill last year before coming home to Texas to tell voters he had voted against the final bill, which he had.  He repeated the procedure at the time of the government shutdown last October, again voting to bring the bill for a vote, so that he could vote against it thereby claiming “conservative credentials” all the while have enabled the bill to see the light of day in the first place.  They bank on we voters remaining largely ignorant of their scandalous manipulations, so that a less-than-vigorous investigation wouldn’t provide much of a surprise. By the way, and by way of evidence of the establishment’s thesis in operation, John Cornyn won his primary by pretending to be a conservative while relying on the longterm detachment and ignorance of voters.  Still, roughly forty percent of the Republican electorate in Texas was able to see through his nonsense, but not enough to replace him as our Senator.

My point to you is this: It may be too late to salvage the data, because this has been left withering on the vine for much too long.  The list of particulars I provided yesterday should have been exercised more than two years ago, and it should have been done with vigor.  If there is no active complicity by Republican leadership, there is at least gross incompetence verging on the criminally negligent.  Are we to believe that none of the people in leadership had any idea, and that none of their staff had any idea how to approach such a scandal?  Are we to believe they had no access to any person with sufficient technical understanding who would have apprised them of the sort of things that would need to have been done to “disappear” such data?  Are we to believe that those who were conducting the preliminary investigations on behalf of House committees could not imagine to immediately contact people specializing in data recovery?  Why has it taken until yesterday to discover that the IRS had contracted with Sonasoft?  What were these investigators investigating?  Didn’t they look at the IT expenditures and contracts of the IRS for clues?  You see, once you consider all of this, it’s easier to understand how an observer could reasonably conclude that the Republicans didn’t want to investigate, and having been forced into it by public pressure, have done a half-hearted job of it.

How can we be nearly three years into this investigation, and we’re only now finding there had been a back-up company contracted?  I will not be surprised to learn that the IRS contract with Sonasoft required them to hold emails for a period of only three years, so that by now, Lois Lerner’s emails have fallen off the archive due to age.  A serious investigation would have immediately discovered the existence of a contract with Sonasoft, and those records could have been pulled three years ago.  What will we get as a result?  At best, some underlings who were a part of the cover-up will be burned, but the chain of command to the top will be obfuscated, and then we will get some dog-and-pony IRS Reform bill that will require the agency from this date forward to maintain all emails for ten years, or some such thing.  Then it will all go away, and the original participants in the scandal of targeting TEA Party groups and their members will be forgotten, and life will go on in Washington DC, with we being the only victims, now poorer and less free, and deprived of justice.

The questions I’ve posed over the last thirty-six hours are the sort I would expect of a serious investigation.  To date, we’ve had a lot of finger-waggling by Republicans asking questions of witnesses, but we’ve gotten no meat from these bones.  Certainly, it does not help that we have a Department of Justice that is led by a crook and crony, and it does not help that the media covers everything up on behalf of this administration, but if the Republicans had been serious about getting to the bottom of this scandal, they would have taken significantly more exhaustive steps by now, but to date, all they’ve done is generate ominous soundbites that tend to feed the red-meat aspects of politics, yet have resulted in no arrests, no indictments, and no justice.  In three years?  This scandal is well on its way to becoming a cold case, and that’s just how Washington DC likes it.

Update: The Daily Caller reports that the IRS cancelled its Sonasoft contract only weeks after Lois Lerner’s hard-drive “crash.”

John Boehner’s Dog and Pony Show

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

On Friday, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continued its wholly political, and ultimately theatrical investigation of the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal.  Chairman Dave Camp’s(R-MI) committee brought current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen before the committee to testify as to the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails, among other misdeeds.  You may argue that Paul Ryan(R-WI) was very aggressive in his examination of the witness, but that entire exchange was mere political theater that will evince nothing at the end of the investigation.  Had the Republicans in Congress the first inclination to get to the bottom of this scandal, they would begin by taking the following series of steps:

  1.  Bring before the committee the entire IT staff that supports the IRS, particularly its executives.
  2. Audit the purchase records and replacement schedule of equipment used to support Lois Lerner’s computer usage. Congress should want to know how old her computer had been when the hard disk “died.”
  3. Require IT staff managers to testify as to the method of email archiving, email storage, email backups, and the entire email system used by the IRS.
  4. Seek a federal court order requiring the production of all existing equipment that is currently, or has ever been in use by the IRS in storing email,over the period of the last six years, including particularly SAN devices and servers.
  5. Seek a federal court order requiring the immediate production of all backup media on which IRS files and email may have been copied.
  6. Form a select committee with broad investigatory powers to pursue the entirety of this affair, particularly with an eye toward fraud, destruction of government records and data, as well as political influences brought to bear on the IRS from any branch of government or outside interest groups.
  7. Bring in experts to audit access records for servers and storage devices to discover when anybody interacted with the equipment in question. These devices and servers maintain extensive logs of the commands issued from administrators. Knowing who did what will be a key to cracking this case. The government may well have logging servers to which all events are reported.

For those of you who are less than technically inclined, I will be glad to explain to you why this whole “lost hard drive” claim is a dodge, and for those who may have less than a strong understanding of the politics, I’ll be glad to explain to you how I know the Republicans are playing a game for show, but do not want the truth to come out.

As an information systems professional, who works with storage systems, backup systems, networks, servers, and workstations every day, and who works with the applications and databases which is the purpose of all of that lovely, grotesquely expensive equipment, let me tell you a few things you won’t read in the media.  You might even take a moment to learn a bit more about your own computer.

First, the email system the IRS uses is almost certainly an IMAP or MAPI variant.  This means that on the most basic level, emails are not stored on the client, except as a temporarily cached copy.  Deleting it may cause the email to appear deleted for that user, but the mail archiving functionality will maintain a copy for a period as prescribed by policy, usually determined in applicable statutes and regulations. Most corporate and government environments will not even permit users to store mail in local folders(email folders solely on your local computer) unless they are first archived in the email archiving system, which is generally part of the same overall system. Nevertheless, examining the event viewer in Windows will offer some insight into what may or may not have been done on a given workstation or server. Linux and other operating systems have similar logging facilities.  (If you have Windows, you can get an idea by going to your Control Panel, then to Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. You will be surprised what you can learn about your computer’s routine operations.)

In the second place, the number of servers used for an email system to support an organization the size of the IRS must be quite large.  It undoubtedly consists of multiple servers, at multiple server farms, in a redundant scheme of some sort intended to prevent the loss of data.  You, the taxpayer, has spent billions upon billions since the advent of email to provide these facilities for our federal bureaucracy.

Third, since email storage in such an environment is bound to be monumental in scale, there are undoubtedly many storage blades of some form, probably Storage Area Networks(SANs) to handle the storage needs of the mail system servers.  These are also geographically dispersed for reasons of data security, and what you should know about these technologies is that if your Storage Administrators are doing their jobs, there is virtually no credible fashion in which data of this sort could be lost simply because somebody’s office computer’s hard disk died.

To put it in context, consider one of the leading manufacturer’s systems.  Called an ISE2, it’s made by X-IO and it can contain two datapacs that contain what are essentially a stack of hard disks that are effectively “self-healing,” and in common usage, contain more than fourteen terabytes of data in each datapac.  By design, such a device already creates a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks(RAID) by virtue of its design, permitting the administrator to choose either RAID 1(mirroring) or RAID 5(a form of quasi-mirroring).  The way these devices are used is to create storage volumes in the datapacs and attach those volumes to servers.  They can be swapped in and out, and they can be mirrored as individual entities across other devices.  The servers in question see these volumes as hard-drives, and in effect, they function in precisely that manner.    I would be stunned to find that the US Federal government is not using such an arrangement, whomever the vendor, and there are many.  Chances are high that wherever the server farm is that operates the IRS email system, there are likely to be many SAN units, or other storage containers that have similar functionality.

Putting of all of this into simplest terms, the series of failures that would be required to disappear Lois Lerner’s emails, along with those of six other IRS executives, is an astonishing string of virtual impossibilities and displays of incompetence and malfeasance that should result in the ouster of every IT manager supporting the IRS.  It’s not that I don’t believe there are incompetents working in government, or that I don’t believe there are some slothful folk administering systems for the IRS, but that the totality of this loss of data represents a complete failure at virtually every level and every step of the organization.  Even in a clunky, bureaucratic, top-heavy organization like the IRS, there are still some competent people who keep it working despite all the obstacles placed in their way. The manner in which their storage systems and server farms are designed tends to preclude the chance that something so seemingly innocuous as the loss of one person’s email(or seven) is even a remote possibility.

Knowing how such systems work, and knowing that the government spends more money on the core computing technology than any entity on the planet, their claim to have lost the email due to a hard drive failure on a client machine is an absolute farce.  To claim even that no data was recoverable on that hard drive is pretty hard to believe too, since I’ve seen data recovered from hard disks that have been in computers essentially destroyed by fires.  In fact, given the nature of the data I have handled over the course of my computing career, it is common that when a computer reaches the end of its service life, organizations resell the computers but strip the hard drives out of them for mechanical destruction so that no data may be recovered from them. (In many cases, this involves drilling holes through the platters, using a cutting torch, or other methodology designed to destroy the actual storage media in the drive, which is generally very hard metal platters.)

All of that doesn’t matter in the least, however, as the servers and archive servers and storage devices in the systems are apt to have contained one or more(probably many more) copies of the target emails. Then there are backup tapes or other backup devices. No, ladies and gentlemen, if the administration’s hacks like Mr. Koskinen come forward to tell you in smug tones that the data was irretrievably lost, they are lying.  It may have been irretrievably destroyed, but that would require a conspiracy because no one computer technician could possibly have access to all the relevant systems in an organization so large.

The technician who was responsible for maintaining and repairing Lois Lerner’s computer is not the same technician who administers the email system.  That administrator is not the same person who operates and maintains the bulk data storage containers, nor is that the same person who operates all backups and certainly not the same person who maintains and administers the network on which all of this computing takes place.  It’s not plausible in an organization the size of the IRS.  In many cases, data is duplicated and moved off-site for disaster recovery purposes.  No, if this data is unrecoverable, it is because it was ordered to be placed in that state.  Knowing this, and knowing what would be entailed in literally destroying any trace of these emails, I can only conclude that this administration is lying, and is an active participant in a criminal conspiracy and cover-up of crimes that would tend to place Lerner and her superiors in jeopardy of long jail terms, and this president in the direct path of impeachment proceedings.

At the beginning of this article, I explained to you that I believed that the claim about the emails being “lost” is nonsense, and a lie.  I hope I’ve managed to illuminate a few of the reasons why you should not believe such claims, but I also contended that you should not believe that the Republicans are very serious about uncovering the truth, despite their harrumphing to the contrary.   You see, if the Republicans in Congress were serious about all of this, they would issue subpoenas to the entire IT staff.  They would drag them in, one at a time, starting at the top, and working their way down to the lowest technician.  They would have questions, specific technical questions, prepared for them by people like me, or actually those rare birds who designed such systems, and they would begin the grilling.  Under oath.  Somebody would crack.  A lie of this sort cannot be hidden if there is a consistent and tireless effort to uncover it.

The problem may be that to uncover Lois Lerner’s email would reveal something no Representative in that committee hearing room wants you to know:  Lerner may have been receiving emails from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill urging audits and investigations into Tea Party groups.  The IRS was used in this instance to quell a peaceful, political uprising by making the formation of a group so painful and problematic as to frustrate into capitulation all but the most insistent and persistent persons.  The Republicans tried first to co-opt the Tea Party phenomenon, making it their own, but when they found they were unable to control the myriad of organizations springing to life around the country, their next motive was to destroy it because they posed a serious challenge to the orthodoxy of establishment power in Washington DC.  Most Republicans in Washington DC want the Tea Party buried, some of them more fervently even than the Democrats.

If the Republicans in the House cannot muster a select committee to look into this and other matters of extreme government corruption, it is only because they do no want the truth discovered.  If they will not bring an endless string of witnesses to testify as to their role in the email “losses” and the system design of the email and data facilities of the IRS, then they don’t want an answer.  Paul Ryan and others can put on one Hell of a show in the committee room, but the truth is that saying “I don’t believe you” in an exchange with an IRS commissioner isn’t going to turn over many stones.  If you want the truth, you bring in the subject matter experts and responsible parties, and you grill them and continue to remind them of their oaths.  At some point, some junior flunky intern who was told to ditch a hard disk in the Potomac is going to squeal, because he doesn’t want to go to prison.  Then you bring back the person who gave him that order, and then the person who issued that order from higher on the food chain.   Work your way down to get them on the record, until somebody cracks, and then work your way back up, exposing lies until the scheme is revealed in full.

If the Congress won’t do this, they’re not serious about the matter.  It suggests strongly that they don’t want the truth revealed any more than the administration.  There are plenty of smart people on Capitol Hill, and they have plenty of contacts who understand such systems and could provide technical advice both in the formation of questions and in the manner by which to challenge the credibility of the answers.  Those behind this atrocious abuse of government power must be held accountable and jailed for their crimes.  Make no mistake about it: Grievous crimes were committed both as a part of the targeting, as well as during this extended cover-up.  If the Republicans now fail to uncover those crimes and see this investigatory process through to a just ending, you can be sure that they hadn’t wanted the truth to be discovered, because their fingerprints are all over this too.

 

 

 

House Leadership Plotting GOP Defeat

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Welcome Aboard!

They intend to shove an immigration bill through the House this summer.  They’re aiming for August, with the intention of pushing this through while the nation is busy with summer vacations and the return of  its children to school. It’s diabolical to the degree that I now believe John Boehner and Eric Cantor are simply wolves wearing wool. Years ago, I asked my readers to consider whether Obama was merely incompetent, or instead a malevolent actor who was following a script of purposeful destruction.  Now I ask you to consider: Can this be coincidental?  Can the efforts of House Republican leadership to shove amnesty down our throats be the result of simple incompetence, or is it the result of a malevolent takeover of the Republican Party in Washington DC by people who are effectively in league with the Democrats and their nonstop neo-socio-fascist push?  Now, even a Washington Post article questions the foolishness of an immigration bill from a Republican perspective, so that we must ask ourselves: How do we defeat the Republican leadership without removing the majority conservative caucus from power?

According to the article, precisely what I have suspected is likely to come true: With a vast number of new citizens who will mostly be Democrats, Texas (and several others) may well turn from “red states” to “blue states. From the article:

“If many of the Hispanic non-citizens across the country became voting eligible citizens through immigration reform, some of those states become much more interesting politically. Take Texas, where only 22 percent of voters were Hispanic, but they make up 37 percent of the total population of the state. The pattern is similar in Arizona, where 17 percent of voters were Hispanic but they accounted for 29 percent of the total population. “

This shouldn’t be difficult to translate into political ramifications: Republicans won’t be able to win in Texas, Arizona, and any number of border states, no longer being Republican strongholds, and instead at best becoming slightly purple-tinted blue states.

Under that regime, it will be impossible to elect a Republican, never mind a conservative, to the presidency, and it will become increasingly impossible to elect a conservative House, much less a Senate.  This will be the end of any and all hope to stop the growth of the Federal Government, and it will mean diminishing liberty and prosperity for all Americans.

We’re taught by polite society not to question peoples’ motives, and to avoid guessing at them, but one can scarcely look at the current Republican leadership without asking this question repeatedly: “Why?”

It would be easy enough to believe that they’re merely incompetent simpletons, reacting precipitously to what they see as a demographic inevitability, but as the Washington Post article reveals, they will simply speed up the process, making no ground against the actual problem.  Indeed, they will almost certainly seal their own fate.  One thing we must acknowledge from the outset is that they are not conservatives.  Neither Boehner nor Cantor; McCarthy nor McMorris Rodgers; McConnell nor Cornyn; none of these Republicans in leadership in Congress are conservatives in any measurable sense.  They are all party hacks, and they are all leading actual conservatives to utter disaster.  I do not believe it is possible to conclude that they are accidental actors who simply don’t know any better.  Indeed, the coordination of their efforts on other matters, like the debt ceiling, and like the budget negotiations suggests to me that rather than being a “loyal opposition,” they are indeed colluding with Democrats to advance the neo-socio-fascist agenda.

After all, when Democrats in the house in 2010 “deemed the bill passed,” enacting Obama-care, a law with vast new taxing authority, who among the “Republican leadership” protested the fact that all bills levying taxes must originate in the House?  Where were they?  Boehner put on a show of choked-up, crying  but resolute resistance, yet that “resistance” has turned out to be all howl but no fangs, expressed in pointless show-votes of repeal, but never implemented in an actual showdown with the Senate and White House.  Is this leadership committed to turning aside rampant statism?

No, ladies and gentlemen, this leadership is worse than any Neville Chamberlain.  These are Quislings, all of them, and the singular question that falls to us is how to defeat them without yielding the republic.  How can we topple these sell-outs without discharging the actual conservatives from a functioning majority in the House?  We are at a crossroads, when we can neither suffer the treacherous leadership of this bunch any longer, nor can we permit ourselves to lose the House.  Both circumstances are disasters, and yet we know that left in charge, these people(and several others, including Ryan in the House and McCain in the Senate) will happily march the Republican Party off an electoral cliff, while simultaneously wrecking the country at large.

I do not hold with others who believe we can make a difference by quietly going about the job of voting.  I think the time is coming when we will need to be in their faces, all day, every day.  Whether it is driven by old-fashioned corruption, or instead by actual ideological concordance with the left, we can no longer tolerate a leadership that is clearly marching us over a cliff.  We can ask why it is that House chairmen, all Republicans, will not demand a select committee to investigate Benghazi, or the IRS scandal, or any other corrupt and criminal action of this administration, but I think the answer is clear: Those now in leadership in the House are captured-by-extortion, bought-and-paid, or deep-cover operatives for the progressive left. If we do not throw off the yoke they’re placing across our shoulders, and soon, we will be forced to bear it until the death of our once-thriving civilization.

Obama’s SOTU: Blah Blah Blah – Here’s the Truth

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Do Any Believe?

There’s nothing more annoying than the dishonest spectacle that has become of our traditional State of the Union address.  President Obama will address Congress, and with it, the nation, and he will lie unconditionally and remorselessly.  He will tell us how we’re creating jobs, but that we can do more.  He will talk about the gap increasing between the rich and the poor, never telling you that it is his policies that are expanding the gap, while adding many more people to the poverty category. He will almost certainly discuss green energy, but he will not mention how he has used crony capitalism in that field to rob the American people.  What he probably will not mention is “Obama-care,” at least by that name. He may reference the Affordable Care Act and promise that things will get better for the disastrous program.  Whatever he says, it is likely to be a lie, in part or in whole, because he can’t very well go before the Congress and the American people and speak the truth about either his aims or the true State of the Union. Let us speak the truth.

As we have witnessed, there are now fewer Americans working than at any time since the Carter administration, and there are more people receiving government subsidies than ever before.  To the degree Wall Street has been doing well, it is only because the Federal Reserve has been pumping funny-money into the economy through Wall Street.  Government debt is growing at a phenomenal rate, unsustainable by any rational measure, and none of his so-called “stimulus” has born any fruit for the general economy, no matter how much his cronies on Wall Street and K Street may have benefited.

Our defenses haven’t been in such sorry shape since Carter, and our foreign policy is a mess.  Iran will have nuclear weapons, because Obama won’t do a thing to intervene.  At virtually every opportunity, this president can be seen to support the enemies of the United States while often snubbing long-time allies.  On the home-front, he continues to use the intelligence apparatus of the US against the American people.  Indeed, he is turning the entirety of the Federal Government into his own political police force even as his purge of senior military officers continues unabated.

He is stripping us of our defenses in a violent world, while advancing the cause of despotism at home. If you happen to publish anything even vaguely disagreeable, you can expect some arm of the Federal Government to pay you a visit, or otherwise persecute and prosecute you on any trumped-up charge.  Obama is converting the United States into a police-state, in which government has unlimited discretion but individuals have none.

“Vengeance is mine!” sayeth Obama.  He is pursuing revenge against the free market, political enemies, the rights of citizens and anybody else he believes must be punished.  Most of all, this means America as we have known it is under constant attack; the virtues that had begotten its prosperity are being stripped away.  The larger body of the American people feel set-upon, and they are under the gun.  Every virtue they had practiced in pursuit of their happiness is being punished.

Expect the President to tell us again that if Congress will not act, he has a phone and a pen, with which he will bring down further terror against the American people.  Will you have health insurance within the span of another year?  Wonder. Worry.  Watch and see.  Will you be able to keep any of your earnings by the time he is through?  What will they be worth once he finishes inflating the money supply?  Will you be permitted to speak your mind?  Will you be permitted to keep (never mind ‘bear’) arms in your own defense?  Will you be secure in your person against unreasonable searches and seizures?  Will you be immune from indefinite imprisonment? What measure of your liberties will he leave unmolested?

Now we prepare to listen to the dictator lay down the law, as if that had been his constitutional function all along. His stooges and henchmen go out into the press and broadcast that now is the time for “action” and “direct action” and “real action.”  When you hear or read this, what you’re really witnessing is leftist code for mob violence. Obama is losing his grip on the hearts of Americans charitable enough to have given him a chance.  He has capitalized on this tendency of Americans, but their patience has worn thin in most quarters.  His enchanting sing-song of 2008 no longer “plays in Peoria.”  As things stand, he certainly won’t gain control of the House and could still lose the Senate in November, but he does not wish to be obstructed.  Obama is carrying out a coup d’etat and the media won’t tell you much about it, because they’re largely complicit, if not directly assisting in bringing it to fruition.

Now is the time when the left will act to consolidate its power, and to cement the “fundamental transformation” of America they had promised, and this means making certain it can never be undone.  Prepare yourselves, Americans, for the tyrant-king has set the stage, but up until now it’s been a warm-up act.  He knew he couldn’t complete his mission in four years, but with a second term and three years remaining, now he can afford to take more dramatic steps.  Do not be astonished by what you hear tonight, if watch this spectacle you must, but instead watch for the unspoken words behind the sentiments that will herald the beginning of the end of the republic.

 

The Nullification Movement: Pursuit of a Phantasmal Constitutional Doctrine

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ghosts of Confederates Past

There has long been a legal theory that the states have the right under our constitution to nullify such federal laws as they may unilaterally determine to be unconstitutional.  One of its earliest proponents was Vice President John C. Calhoun, who had hoped to employ the strategy in a dispute over tariffs.  His modern-day adherents wish to pursue this strategy anew.  The problem is that the idea has been roundly rejected by the federal judiciary, and one would have a difficult time demonstrating a successful historical precedent.  Most recently, in the 1950s, and 1960s, states in the South attempted to nullify federal law on the matter of desegregation.  In 1958, in Cooper v. Aaron, the state of Arkansas attempted to nullify the US Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.  In another attempt at the related concept of interposition, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision to reject Louisiana’s attempt to maintain segregation of the schools.  Repeatedly, the US courts have rejected attempts at nullification or interposition, and in that case, effectively derided such attempts as “no more than a protest, an escape valve through which legislators blew off steam to relieve their tensions…”  In short, while the proponents of these two strategies will continuously argue that theirs is the proper approach to our growing constitutional crisis, there is very little in the way of case-law or constitutional law to support their assertions.  Bluntly, the constitution says what it says, and we can no more imagine into it a nullification doctrine than we may assert any other ghostly doctrine into its text.  No apparitional legal doctrine is necessary while the constitution provides a solution within its text.

Some would claim that the states of Colorado and Washington, among others, are engaged in an act of nullification with respect to their legalization of marijuana.  The problem with this is that neither of these states have claimed to have the authority to indemnify citizens involved in the marijuana trade against federal law.  If federal law enforcement agencies decide to crack down in either of these states, or any other, you will quickly see that there is no nullification of any sort, and neither of the states have claimed a right to interpose between residents and the federal establishment.

With all of this in mind, it begs the question: Why do proponents of this particular, historically ineffectual legal doctrine continue to press forward?  The answer may lie in a sort of juvenile disregard for established authority and case-law.    Their claims rest on John C. Calhoun’s basic assertion of a state’s right to nullify federal law, and to interpose between the federal government and its residents.  As we have seen, such claims have never been upheld in any substantive manner by the federal judiciary, and Calhoun also asserted the right of secession.  In 1832, the theory of nullification had its first significant trial, in what would come to be termed the Nullification Crisis.  In this case, South Carolina’s legistlature declared the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 to be unconstitutional.  The state claimed a sovereign authority to ignore the federal statute, and began military preparations to resist federal enforcement.  A compromise Tariff was enacted in 1833, and South Carolina repealed its nullification ordinance.  Both sides claimed victory, but the federal establishment had been preparing to enforce the 1832 Tariff by force if need be, and had enacted a statute for those purposes.

Naturally, the Civil War was in part about the authority of states to nullify, ignore, or otherwise refuse to comply with federal law, or to interpose between the federal government and states’ residents.  The entire Southern strategy during the 1950s and 1960s was to attempt various forms of nullification or interposition.  All such attempts failed in the face of federal use of force or the threat thereof.  One can scarcely imagine why it would be that contemporary proponents of these approaches would continue to advocate the unworkable.  It is as much a senseless, juvenile approach to the serious problems of federal overreach as any sort of serious movement.  The end of the nullification movement will come on the day the federal establishment decides it is time to dispense with it, and begins to strictly impose its will on those who would actually attempt it.  It begins to take on the character of a ranting, stomping toddler, who when deprived of his pacifier, throws a tantrum that has no force and no standing.

It is important to understand that what is in the constitution is in the constitution, and what isn’t there simply isn’t.  While one can point to this statement or that of some framers of the US Constitution for authority for nullification or interposition, where one cannot point with any credibility is the US Constitution itself.  More, one cannot show any successful case history upholding this approach.  It simply doesn’t exist, contrary to the bleating of the sheep who have been roped into this thinking.  They speak often of natural rights, and as a proponent of natural law, I am always willing to listen to such arguments, but I am also a realist in the sense that setting all of the flowery speech about natural rights aside, the problem always lies in the legal recognition of said rights.  Like some of nullification’s proponents, I long for the day when the full scope of natural rights of man are recognized and enforced at all levels of government, but I also understand that in order to see such a formal recognition, it will take explicit changes to our constitution to enforce the claims we might make to them. Rights must exist in the text of our laws, or risk doing without them.  As we have seen in administration after administration, and Congress after Congress, there exists no shortage of those who will extend federal law to every conceivable extent because there is no explicit warrant against it in the US Constitution.  The ninth and tenth amendments notwithstanding, it has ever been that an existing federal law seems in nearly all cases to trump a claimed right not explicitly guaranteed.

With all of this in mind, I wish the nullifiers well, and I hope when they’ve blown off some of the steam, they’ll come ’round to a more rational, proven approach.  We can amend our constitution, and we can do so by two explicit methods laid forth by Article V.  One need not search for the political writings of John C. Calhoun, Jefferson Davis, or even James Madison or Thomas Jefferson to affect change under our constitutional system.  Instead, one need observe only its text, applying the counsel provided by history to embark on a course already established.

Some of the “nullifiers” deride Mark Levin’s efforts toward an Article V amending convention of the states, writing in ominous tones about the potential for a “runaway convention.”  This sort of scare tactic is the sort of thing one might expect from people bent on their own agenda, and while caution is always merited when fiddling around with our supreme law, I think it’s also fair to suggest that we can do so without substantial danger.  Do I endorse all of Levin’s proposed amendments?  No.  Do I think many of them have merit?  Absolutely!  Do I believe we can afford to further obfuscate the matter by pursuing phantasms of nullification that have never availed a peaceable, workable solution?  No. I do not wish to pour energy and resources into the pursuit of a doctrine held to be little more than a temper-tantrum.  Let us admit that to restore our constitutional system, we must first resolve to live within its bounds as a matter of faithfulness to its principles.  That’s the whole point, after all, so that if Article V was good enough for our framers, then it shall likewise be good enough for me.

 

Three Courses Among Which None Wish to Choose

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Easier not to choose?

I’ve remained still these last weeks waiting to see the outcome of things in my own world.  My wife suffered a heart attack in early December, and while she survived and is on the mend, it put me into a pensive mood during which I’ve said little while simply absorbing what’s going on in the world around us.  I don’t have all of the answers, but what I do know is that we have a choice to make.  It struck me with a certain clarity when I realized that for all the efforts of good and conscientious conservatives, we’re barely making a dent.  The American people are thoroughly dispirited in a way not seen since Carter, and maybe even the pre-war era of FDR’s long and loathsome administration.  Nothing is improving.  Jobs are scarce.  The printed currency is piling up, and with it a stack of IOUs that would reach from Earth to the no-longer-planet Pluto.  What strikes me most is the unwillingness to choose, perhaps because all of the options seem so depressingly bad.  We are now at a stage in our civilization’s collapse that we must fight, reform, or surrender.  Make no mistake about it, as while we defer the choice, the available options only become more severe in their fullest meanings.  In time, the choice will be taken from us, and surrender will be replaced by slavery, whether we’d choose it or not. Even now, the embrace of the police state is transforming from a gentle, confidence-instilling hug into a death-grip from which it seems there may be no escape.

Maybe it’s time you had that blunt bit of talk with loved-ones who may not realize what’s afoot.    I know I’ve tried.  Some never listen because it’s too painful.  More often, because it is a complicated problem with implications that will reach into every life, most refuse to consider it.  Our nation is well on its way to becoming Rome.  We witness now the harbingers of our moral collapse, with an unconscionable display of motherly pride in a son who literally prostituted himself to homosexual pornography to support her household.  Lot’s wife had at least the advantage of a husband who would tell her to avert her eyes.  This scandalous decline in our cultural moral standards has left us with a nation that is rudderless not only in Washington DC, but in Everytown, USA, where plain, ordinary citizens no longer seem to muster much moral indignation about anything of consequence, while others rush to uphold the vile, the obnoxious, and the nonsensical.

Don’t misunderstand me: There are still many Americans who feel as I do, and you may well be among them, yet we are a declining proportion of a population overwhelmingly beset with endless distractions that will mean nothing when they find themselves at some future date languishing in the gutter.  I don’t believe it must end this way, but if we don’t choose another course, and soon, it will end this way.  As one friend constantly reminds me, “nothing ends well or it would never end.”  There’s a certain pragmatism to that view against which I would like to rebel, but like most of my readers, I feel the crushing weight of history pressing down upon us.

Will we fight?  Will a beleaguered people take up arms?  Many an American has made oaths, not all of them idle, about the nature of how they will go down, but I wonder if when faced with it, how many will simply fold.  More, one could wonder if this is not precisely what certain statist elements are attempting to provoke.  Against the combined forces of the modern government, who could long endure?  Who would desire this sort of outcome?  Who would want a fractured nation consumed by civil war?  Still, if it became the only viable option for our survival, I wonder how many would stand and fight, and for what they’d be fighting.

Will we surrender?  Will we yield to the historic march of statism, giving up first the last measures of our personal sovereignty; our property, such slim wealth as we may have managed to preserve, and all personal discretion to a police state that will command our every action, and make our every choice?   The evidence today would suggest that this shall be our path.  Despite its clear predatory aims against our liberties, observe the fact that at least one-third of Americans still believe the failed roll-out of the monstrous “Obama-care” should continue.  Such people do not deserve freedom, and will not long cling to it, precisely because such measures of freedom they tend to demand are merely vestiges of the concept.

Will we reform?  Here lies the last option for salvaging the nation, yet it is also the historically slimmest probability. The singular advantage we may possess when compared to all the collapsing civilizations that have before us descended into ash is that our basic law has been so difficult to amend that it has succeeded only twenty-seven times in more than two-hundred years.  What this means is that some vital portions have been left intact, leaving to us an escape-clause of sorts, and a method by which to reach from the grave’s brink at the last moment to reform our dying civilization.  This makes us undeniably unique with respect to opportunity, but the question remains as to whether we can summon the character in sufficient numbers to reach for that constitutional kill-switch.

I have become convinced that while we may tinker around with this office or that, and while we may occasionally elect a competent, sincere conservative, the federal authorities in Washington rule almost without respect to our laws, never mind our wishes.  Mark Levin has stated often and with growing impatience that we will almost certainly fail to reform by focusing on the federal government and its elected office-holders.  We must reach into the constitutional tool-kit and utilize its most powerful weapon against the centralization of power in Washington DC: Article V. holds the entire mechanism for reforms we seek.  It is not an easy road, and there will be no instant gratification, but if we are to overcome the gaping maw of the all-powerful government now consuming us, it is upon the authority of Article V that our salvation may rest. If you’ve not yet read The Liberty Amendments, I would urge you to consider picking up a copy soon.

Even now, we can observe the Obama administration’s predatory, despotic intentions.  While a review board declared that the NSA’s spying on US citizens should cease, the Obama administration rejected the board’s conclusions.  While we watch, the Obama administration makes it plain that they are checking their enemies list and checking it twice, and the only way to escape it is to be perpetually nice to the administration and its aims.  No dissent of any sort will be tolerated, whether you’re Dinesh D’Souza or a Tea Party activist.  Worse, the Republicans on Capitol Hill are joining in, with Mitch McConnell saying the Tea Party needs a punch in the nose.  There is really no longer any question about it: The war on the American people, their culture, their traditions, and their dreams is in full force, never mind the complete destruction of any prosperity they had once known.  There is no accident in it, and it’s all going according to plan.  My question for you remains: Will we submit to this historic script, with our part as helpless victims played to the hilt?

It’s time for us to consider whether we will be led down that same old path.  We’re barely more than nine months from the mid-terms, and the evidence is that we are yielding momentum as the Republicans in Washington DC continue to throttle our efforts. One might wonder how this can be, but I understand it: We are exhausted, our morale has taken a beating, and more and more of us find we’re under an economic strain that makes other efforts seem too tiring.  Some of us have noticed the expanding police state, deciding it best to lie low and to refrain from open activism.  Myself, I feel as though I must now get all of my personal effects in order, in the manner of a soldier preparing for a deployment to war.  Sometimes, I wonder if that’s merely my perception, but something tells me I’m not alone.

Like any other movement, it’s time to assess our position, our options, and our next move.  Waiting for the “Republicans” to save us clearly won’t yield any fruit, so we must ask whether we now huddle in darkness waiting for the end, or instead rise in some fashion. I credit Mark Levin for reminding us of the one way out of all of this that remains, but now the challenge is before us:  We have a choice, and we’d best make it before it’s made for us.

Independence Party Makes Inroads in UK

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Same thing, only different…

It’s been nearly two decades since it was established, but the U.K.’s Independence Party(UKIP) isn’t going away, and indeed, it has begun to make inroads, particularly at the local level.  The larger reason for this opportunity may be that the establishment Tory party, long considered the UK’s “conservatives,” have abandoned conservative policies in favor of progressive ideas.  If that sounds familiar to you, it should, because in many respects, our own Republican party, long-portrayed in media as virtually synonymous with “conservative” has been behaving like liberals.  Of course, the Tories in the UK have always been more slanted to the left than had been our Republicans, but lately, they’ve all but abandoned any pretense to conservative thought.  As this has happened, it has had a curious effect on the Independence Party, swelling its ranks lately and giving it a real foothold in local elections.  UKIP seems to understand this is a fight over the long run, and not a battle to be won in an election cycle or two.  Their leader, Nigel Farage, made clear in an interview with Foxnews what is the UKIP’s aim:

“We want to take back our country, we want to take back our government, and we want to take back our birthright,”

If this sounds familiar to Tea Party activists, it should.  Just like the Republicans here, the Tories have begun to fully embrace National Healthcare, and all sorts of left-wing ideals, including liberal immigration policies, and the whole slate of liberal policy preferences advocated and advanced by their Labor Party. the U.K.’s equivalent to our own Democrats.  The largest strategic difference between the Tea Party and the UKIP is that rather than seeking to influence the Tories, the Independence Party is in direct competition with them.  They are not trying to work on the party from within, but instead making a full frontal assault on the establishment “Conservatives.” While not precisely like the Tea Party in all respects, in terms of a movement, it is quite similar in its grass-roots orientation.

Naturally, they are dismissed as “racists” and “kooks” and all sorts of demeaning labels by both the traditional parties, but that isn’t stopping them from moving ahead.  Dishonest labels only work so long, as does the attempt to define the whole of the party by the bombastic or outrageous statements of a few individuals within it. More, the UKIP has focused on an issue that seems to a majority of voters across party lines: Membership in the EU.  UKIP opposes it while both Labor and the Tories favor it, despite the fact that a clear majority of the populace stands in favor of withdrawing from the EU.  With this on the table in 2014, UKIP stands to make further inroads as the only party pushing in the same direction as the populace.

This is in many respects like the arguments on two issues we face domestically. The first is Obama-care, and the second is immigration.  In both cases, the US population is opposed by strong majorities to any sort of amnesty and continuance of the health-care law.  While there are still some Republicans who are opposed to amnesty, and a few more in favor of repeal of Obama-care, the fact remains that a large number of Republicans in both houses of Congress are in favor of an amnesty deal, and distinguishing by their votes, have been only too willing to fund and thereby continue Obama-care.

If UKIP manages to pull off some electoral victories, it may offer a hint to Tea Party activists in the US: It may be time to put up its own slate of candidates, completely independent of the Republicans, and it may be time to formally register as a political party.  The sorts of clear issues in which the American people are at odds with both major political parties may be reaching a climax, at which one party or the other must disappear.  This is what happened to the Whigs one and one-half centuries ago, and it may be the end in store for the Republicans if Tea Party activists can get their act together.  Like more and more voters in Britain, Americans may discover that they have no need of both a conservative party and a fake conservative party. If this comes to be the case in the U.K., it  may evince hope for a resurgence of the Tea Party, perhaps under a new banner independent in all respects of the Republican Party.

It may be time for the Tea Party to take that leap.

Global Warming Voodoo on Ice

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Slow Boil or Hot Air?

As the nation stands in the path of record cold temperatures, the media is doing its very finest to ignore the implications for “climate change” proponents. In Antarctica, an Australian team aboard a Russian research vessel became entrapped in ice, and now the Chinese icebreaker that provided helicopter rescue to the passengers of the Russian ship also needs to be rescued, itself having become trapped in the expanding ice sheet.  The media reports the entrapment, and the rescue, and now the second ship’s plight, but there are two words they have avoided in coverage of this entire debacle: “Global Warming.” The truth of the matter is that they’ve spent so much time and energy propagandizing on the issue that they dare not tell you the facts: Any measurable global warming halted more than one and one half decades ago.  Telling you this would not comport with their earlier reporting, since in all these years, global CO2(carbon dioxide) levels have continued to rise, but temperatures haven’t followed. According to their theory, global warming should come fast on the heels of any rise in CO2, but that hasn’t been the case.  All of it is predicated on their desire to control human activity, and human use of energy resources is the key.  Why?  Simply put, the global warming/climate change crowd are statists who wish to control everything, everywhere, in every case.  Accusing mankind of wrecking the climate is their sledgehammer, but the global temperatures haven’t been supporting their attack.

They won’t tell you that the very expedition the researchers had been wanting to replicate never experienced the ice levels that this new voyage has experienced.  They won’t now tell you that the purpose of the expedition had been to document shrinking Antarctic ice.  Therefore, team leader Professor Chris Turney dare not tell you that their ship became entrapped some forty miles short of the bay into which Douglas Mawson steamed in open, ice-free waters of Commonwealth Bay in 1912. Here’s video from original footage of that arrival more than a century ago:

These are the sort of inconvenient truths on which hucksters like Algore should spend a good deal of their time, but it doesn’t fit their tax-justifying agenda, so they refuse to acknowledge all contrary information.  When asked about this, Professor Turney concocted an excuse about the ice that blamed it all on global warming!  There’s more ice than in recorded history on and around Antarctica, but this fool wishes to blame “global warming” or “climate change.”  It’s as though a cosmologist would blame the accelerating expansion of the universe on the long-debunked “steady state” theory.

Sadly, most Americans don’t see the big deal with the current Antarctic ice sheet, because so many Americans don’t realize it’s not Winter, but Summer in the Southern hemisphere.  Mawson’s 1912 expedition was timed to make arrival after the Summer solstice precisely because ice ought to have been at its minimum extent.  What the “warmists” refuse to acknowledge is that there is currently more ice in Antarctica than has existed for 100,000 years.  At present, the combination of Arctic and Antarctic ice is at an all time record.  If this is the case, the global warming hypothesis looks pretty weak, and plainly wrong, but the mainstream media will not tell you this.  Instead, you are faced with having to trawl through site like climatedepot.com, which one could consider like the Drudge Report of climate science, or climatedebatedaily.com, another such site, and there are fantastic blogs like WattsUpWithThat by Anthony Watts.  The problem is that to get any contradictory information, one must venture outside the mainstream media, or risk falling into the mire of group-think that pervades the popular media culture.

I realize that among my readers, there are those who have their doubts, and who worry that perhaps humanity is indeed negatively affecting the environment, but I would suggest to them that humanity’s impact tends to be localized, but not global.  What now becomes clear is that despite all the claims of warming disasters, humanity has little if any effect upon ice in the polar regions. Despite the evidence, we have the preposterous spectacle of the ill-fated expedition’s media director, Alvin Stone, claiming that the ice in which his ship is still lodged is the direct result of global warming. You simply could not make this up.  The truth is that despite all their rationalizations, the facts of nature do not support the foolish, apocalyptic claims of climate doomsayers.

Here are some facts you ought to consider: The life of our sun is roughly nearing the half-way mark.  There is no source in our solar system that can affect climate on Earth like our sun.  As the sun consumes its hydrogen through the process of nuclear fusion, it will expand and grow hotter.  This is inevitable.  The sun will make life increasingly difficult on the Earth until life here becomes impossible.  While this outcome is millions of years away in the future, it is nevertheless an absolute fact.  The truth is that on the largest time-scale, the Earth should be warming, and the sun ought to be delivering the added heat.  When the sun begins to expand dramatically some three billion years hence, life on Earth will be at an end.  Global warming is factually inevitable, but it will have nothing to do with your SUV, or mankind’s use of fossil fuels.

If that is too distant a timescale to contemplate, consider that in a mere one and one-half million years, the star Gliese 710 will pass very close to our solar system.  Having roughly sixty percent of the mass of our sun, it will almost certainly cause gravitational perturbations in the outer regions of our solar system that may send many comets and asteroids heading toward Earth.  Should that happen, unless we’ve concocted a practical method of deflecting or destroying these massive natural missiles, life on Earth could perish.

Still too distant? In the next several decades, there are at least two known asteroids that pose a substantial risk of collision with Earth.  Should that occur, we may go the way of the dinosaur, and it will be an epic calamity that could wipe out the entire human population, and all larger species, though some microbes and slightly larger species may endure.

Is this still too far off in the future to consider? Consider then Wolf-Rayet star 104(WR-104.) This massive star is very near the end of its life. It could explode as a supernova at any moment.  In fact, it may have exploded already, but at a distance of an estimated eight-thousand light-years, the light would need to have traveled that distance (and that many years) for us to learn of it.  If WR-104 had exploded as agriculture began to spread into Europe, and the human population of Earth was around five million, we would learn of the supernova only now.  Worse, we would have no warning whatever, as the arrival of its probable gamma-ray burst would punctuate its end, but also perhaps our own.  There are many stars capable of delivering deadly gamma-ray bursts, but the proximity and orientation of WR-104 makes it more likely to have significant effects on Earth than all the others.  Supernovae that emit a gamma-ray burst do so in blasts from their poles, so that much of the energy is focused in two narrow and opposing beams racing away from the dead star at nearly the speed of light.  If Earth happens to fall within one of these relatively focused beams, and within a few thousand light-years, life might well be wiped out by the radiation.  Though there are now some questions as to WR-104’s precise orientation, such a star’s death could simply poison those exposed to the radiation, or it could strip off the atmosphere and roast us alive.  Some claim it could even vaporize the entire planet. The most energetic events in the universe are not a circumstance with which to trifle, and from our perspective, they could occur at any time.

The point of all this is to recognize the fact that life on Earth will end. There exists almost an infinite range of possibilities for how it will end, but it’s mostly a question of what gets us first, and not whether we’ll be gotten.  The climate change acolytes know this every bit as well as their skeptics, but only the discussion of anthropogenic global warming or climate change gives them an opportunity to command human behavior.  In order to control your lives, they must create some justification, and it’s nearly always couched in terms of some exigency.  I submit to you that the hypothesis of “anthropogenic global warming,” or “climate change,” is precisely that sort of ploy.  When I was a child, they spoke in dramatic terms of a coming ice age.  Then as a young adult, I was bombarded by the global warming hysteria.   In fact, the Earth goes through periodic cycles, as does our sun, and some of those cycles span many human lifetimes.  In that context, it is foolish to pretend that what mankind has done or is doing must be the cause of every fluctuation in the thermometer, never mind to attempt to control all mankind on the basis of these fluctuations. Pretending that mankind is the greatest threat to the planet permits them an excuse to regulate all humans.

When politicians spout dire warnings about global warming, or anything else of dubious human origination, we ought to take the time to politely listen, but then examine their supporting evidence, or the lack thereof.  Now we witness the ignominy of an activist professor, Chris Turney, looking for some way to explain away the fact that his ship got stuck in ice nearly fifty miles from where was once open water at this same time of year, and he absurdly claimed it is because the planet has been warming.  I cannot say with certainty that mankind is having exactly zero effects upon global temperatures, but I can say with certainty that pseudoscience won’t help us, never mind save us. We don’t need modern witch doctors propagating their voodoo to a vast but sadly, too often ignorant audience, and the best way to combat it is to lift the veil of ignorance that has descended over the eyes of our popular media culture. Our lives and our liberties, and indeed the future of mankind depends upon it.