The problem we have, as a nation, is that we allow lies and truth to co-exist. I’ve said before, many times, that if you add even the slightest bit of a lie to something, then the whole thing becomes a lie. And, do keep in mind: “you add”. In other words, you have to deliberately do something…it isn’t a mistake. It isn’t a misunderstanding. You, a liar, decide to maliciously insert a lie. That’s how you turn something true into a lie. And we’ve allowed malicious liars to insert a whole host of lies into our truth.
And what is our truth? Our American truth?
“…all men are created equal…”
That is the foundation of us all, as a people. Trump pointed it out in his Mt Rushmore speech and I’m ever more convinced that he’s actually a deep student of history…he’s hit the exact right point too many times for it to be an accident.
That is also a dogma, as I’ve also pointed out before. It is a dogma as incapable of proof as the dogma of the Trinity. And, like the Trinity, it appears false on the face of it: one thing can’t be three and if you just look at people you can tell they aren’t equal. But, it is still the truth – the Trinity is one thing and three and people are created equal. It is crucial that we adhere to it – that we, per Jefferson, consider it a self-evident truth. Because if we don’t, then we aren’t created equal and our position in society becomes whatever we can get away with…or whatever an oppressor can get away with doing to us. If we aren’t equal, then we are mere beasts vying for power.
The most important thing about this truth of ours is that it means, as soon as adopted, that the nation is incapable of being unequal. That is, whatever is unequal is living on borrowed time the minute you say, “all men are created equal.” Whatever inherited inequalities you have at the moment and any that you try to create later are doomed because they’ll run up on the rocks of “all men are created equal.”. People being Fallen, they will naturally try to defend wrong things which advantage them, or create new wrongs which will advantage them: but as long as the dogma is, “all men are created equal”, then such efforts are ultimately doomed…simply by pointing out, “all men are created equal”.
This is why the United States has never been a racist nation. We didn’t assert that “all white men are created equal”. We said “all men are created equal.” And, yes, some people later on, confronted with our truth against their holding people as slaves, did try to cook up a notion that “all men” didn’t mean “all men.” But, it didn’t work, did it? Whether it was luck or wisdom or the very hand of God which moved Jefferson’s pen, that slaveholding man wrote the words which guaranteed that his slaves would one day be free. And he knew it, too.
Those who are asserting that America is a racist nation are lying. They are saying that men who crafted a government which didn’t even mention race were creating a racist nation. They take as their evidence that the men who founded our nation held slaves and in were in many ways not in favor of things we take for granted in 2020. But everything we take for granted in 2020 was covered by their words, “all men are created equal.” If you are a black man living free: thank the Founders. If you are a married gay man: thank the Founders. If you are a Bolshevik at liberty to spread your sedition: thank the Founders. Because they wrote ” all men are created equal”, you are free and living your life as you wish.
This is an amazingly dangerous time in our history: because of the liars. The Left trying to destroy our founding. They are claiming it was wrong and it must be corrected. But pay close attention: what must be destroyed is “all men are created equal.” Oh, like all Leftists they’ll claim the words…but if you look at what they do, it is clear they are against the truth. They want special set-asides for favored people. Special rights and privileges for various groups based upon their claims to past oppression. The Left’s all men are created equal comes out as “all men are created equal, except whites and Christians and heterosexuals” and whatever else they might want to add in there in an ever-changing system of spoilsmanship.
And it is a natural bent in humanity, after all: the desire to be on top. The desire to be thought of as holding special knowledge which justifies ruling. As we are all prone to sin, so are we all prone to the sin of thinking ourselves better than others. And just as heresy in Christianity is fought by strict adherence to Christian dogma, so we must crush political heresy by an unflinching defense of the truth, “all men are created equal.”. And we can’t retreat an iota, just as the old Church father’s couldn’t back in the past. Let one small part of “all men are created equal” be destroyed and the whole thing goes. No matter how noble you think the justification is, no one can have any special privileges under law: it must apply equally to everyone, or we’re doomed.
If we are to survive as a free nation, we have to reassert the self-evident truths stated in our founding document. Anything that contradicts what is in there simply cannot be allowed to become the law of the land. Anything currently in our laws which contradict the founding also have to go. And like the stern battlers for Christian truth in the past, we will have to become stern battlers for American truth today. We are not fighting over trivia like tax rates here: we are fighting over whether or not the nation founded on July 4th, 1776 shall continue to be. This is not a time to worry about offending people: if they are offended by the Founders, then they are trying to destroy the nation. Will we let them? Out of an abundance of politeness and unwillingness to fight, will we allow liars to erase “all men are created equal”?
I hope not.
I know it’s just anecdotal, but I talked with 3 different conservative friends over the holiday who each said the same thing independent of each other — that each of them had a friend or friends who don’t pay much attention to the news or politics, who are beginning to express concern that the country is being lost right under their noses. The first step to solving any problem is becoming aware of the problem, and I think the silent majority may be in the process of awakening.
Among the other indicators of the political winds, I’ve now added “fireworks”. Don’t know how it was around you last night, but here in Vegas – after we had been sternly warned not to do it – people went freaking nuts with the fireworks. From about an hour before sundown until well past midnight, it was like a battle out there. The smell of gunpowder was thick in the air. Even the dog got tired of barking at it and went to sleep. It also happened in Los Angeles and plenty of other communities…I think that after months of being told “no” while watching the Ruling Class look after itself and let crazed Visigoths run amok, the people decided to signal their views the only way they could: the let off fireworks like never before.
I believe there is a patriotic awakening going on right now: that people do feel that the basic of America are being challenged and they don’t like it. Oddly, even Biden could have tapped into this…but he hasn’t and, meanwhile, Democrats are doubling down on “Washington was a racist” stuff. We could be watching the start of something astounding.
A friend and I were talking about the fireworks yesterday. We both noticed the huge increase not just in neighborhood fireworks but in the quality and number of the displays. A lot of those around my farm were nearly professional in quality and represented quite a financial outlay by all who bought and set them off. And we, too, independently saw this as the voice of the new Silent Majority making a statement.
The 4th of July is a birthday party, celebrating the country we love, and from the president on down to the individuals making their feelings known with fireworks it had a happy, upbeat, inspirational feel to it—in spite of the ugly efforts to make it appear to be something else.
But then ugly is as ugly does.
I think it’s important that conservatives and all traditional Americans understand the gravity of the moment. Spook posted a good article yesterday written by Newt on the current situation we find ourselves in and while Newt did allude to the real struggle we are in, I think he too doesn’t grasp the enormity of it. Newt implies that in order to save the concept of a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” that we MAY have to fight, and I am here to tell you that that fight has already begun. Just take in the words here from Steve Schmidt who is a former GOP strategist when speaking of the Republican Party under Trump, meaning you and I:
“The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated,” said Steve Schmidt, a Republican-turned-independent political strategist
And these are the people hoping to “unite” the country if they win??? We had all better do everything we can to see that Trump is reelected because if he isn’t, America as we know it and love it, will no longer exist.
Yeah: I won’t unify with people who hate me. The bonds are broken. These clowns telling me that Trump is the worst and the other even more insane clowns trying to tell me that Washington was a terrorist: I have no connection with them. Legally, they are citizens…but they aren’t Americans. I no more care about them than I do foreigners.
Oh I agree with you. We have nothing in common with them anymore. They have become domestic terrorists. Speaking of terrorists, China has officially over taken Hong Kong. No longer is it one country, two systems and that is a lesson Americans should pay attention to. Hong Kong is no longer free.
Is this part of the outreach effort “to convince huge masses of people who ostensibly hate us to come over to us”? Which you said, “we must talk to them – and talk to them about what they think is important.”
What do you think is important to 60-65% of Americans, which is what you said you need?
I think that a huge number of people doing it are deceived…so I guess I can modify; But a US Senator said that Trump’s speech as just about “dead traitors”…you know, like Washington and Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. So, yeah: lots of people who have entirely broken their bonds with me.
I think you are reacting to a very small minority of people who are claiming that Washington was a terrorist. That’s obviously silly thinking and doesn’t reflect the vast majority of so-called liberals, let alone Americans.
I also think that if the extreme elements of the liberals carried the day, then Democrats wouldn’t have nominated Joe Biden, who was among the least progressive of the Democratic candidates.
As far as “dead traitors,” you’re referring to Tammy Duckworth. If you actually listen to her clip on CNN, it’s clear she didn’t mean Washington and Lincoln and Douglass. She was referring to dead Confederate leaders, and her broader point was that Trump spent more time honoring dead Confederates than talking aboutf COVID-19 and the fact that Russia has placed a bounty on US soldiers.
Please name for me each Confederate that Trump mentioned in his Mt Rushmore speech. Surely, you can do that…because you must have watched the speech and thus are familiar with it.
But Mark, whoever decided Binkie should have a platform here should also realize he is just noise, just playing the game of trying to goad people into responding so he gets his requisite number of clicks. It’s like telephone solicitors or internet clickbait—even a rejection counts as it is a response. There is no reason to have facts, it’s just a game, like the pretense of asking questions and/or demanding citations of sources.
Yeah; he’s showing himself to be entirely troll…just comes on, says some BS DNC talking point and then just moves on to the next talking point. I guess they are back to paying people to do that even on fairly small blogs.
..her broader point was that Trump spent more time honoring dead Confederates than talking aboutf COVID-19 and the fact that Russia has placed a bounty on US soldiers.”
Her broader point was that Trump did not share her highly personal opinion of what is important. Maybe some day she will have some authority and she can decide that the president should spend his Independence Day speech talking about a virus and a hoax. I’m sure she would come up with some truly inspiring imagery. Sucks to be Tammy, I guess, but she can just go sit on a stump and marinate in her outrage.
I think it was Dave Ramsey who said if you are determined to be offended you will never be disappointed.
Instead of focusing on the howls of the mob, many of us (and more all the time) are being reminded of history—not just our own history, which is under fire, but the history of Leftist takeovers of different nations. One thing all have in common is the initial rush to erase that nation’s history, followed by another attack on its identity and the renaming of public buildings, streets and even towns.
A rational approach to a legitimate objection to, say, a statue would be to first initiate a dialogue about the reasons for the objection, involve the community, and offer a suggestion that does not involve vandalism. But we are not talking about rational people here.
Oh, the leaders are rational. There are few clearer thinkers than the leaders of the International Left. They are dogmatic in their ideology and have their long range plans clearly laid out. But their foot soldiers, the Useful Idiots they have out there rampaging in the streets and howling at the moon, are mindless morons without a scintilla of reason or thought. They are savage vandals easily herded into hysteria, violence and destruction for the sake of destruction.
As for giving these “protests” even a hint of respect, I can’t see why. I don’t know when I have seen anything less deserving of respect. “Protesting” what? “Injustice”? Well, I can’t think of many things representing true injustice more than that of honest, hardworking, respectable black people being tainted by the ignorance, viciousness and lawlessness of so many other black people. When I see how hard it is for good people with dark skin to overcome the perceptions created by their own brothers, and dragged down by them, this strikes me as a terrible example of lack of justice, lack of fairness, lack of basic human decency.
As for “police brutality” what a crock. Yes, sometimes an officer will act with too much force, in a way that is not justified. But I never see this supported by any department policy. These are individuals making their own decisions, and should be individually held accountable for them. Here we go back to another characteristic of the Left—that of the Collective. That of demographics instead of individuals.
And as far as I am concerned, if an officer is in fear of his or her life due to the actions of a suspect, brutality is the most obvious and acceptable response. Demanding that the people we send out every day to risk their lives to protect and serve should then be expected to meet deadly force with kindness and milk and cookies is insane. Point a gun or taser at cop, brutal force is the only reasonable response.
I’m disgusted not only by the incessant parade of stupidity, violence and hysteria but by the mealy-mouthed spineless enablers falling all over themselves to sound politically correct. Yes, the right and ability to protest wrongs is an inherent and essential part of being an American. Prancing around in the street screeching and howling incoherently about poorly understood and often imaginary events is just plain stupid and not worthy of respect.
BTW, I feel the same way about smug trolls who infest sites like this to drop snot-nuggets of spite and malice, sneering and snarling but never offering or providing any real ideas, much less suggestions about how to solve any of the problems they claim to have perceived.
You want to see injustice? Read this, again.
” The Bureau of Justice Statistics released its 2018 survey of criminal victimization where there were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations (excluding homicide) between blacks and whites, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them or less than 10 percent.” That is, the demographic that is only 13.4% of the total population is responsible for 90% of the interracial attacks on people of other races.
Now we are in the midst of an attempted coup, an effort to overthrow our government through a combination of rioting, violence and propaganda, openly sponsored by an organization organized by and purported to be focused on black people.
Who suffers? We, the people, will prevail, because at some point (rapidly approaching, I believe), most Americans are going to call a halt to this outrage. Hopefully the Democrat Party will suffer, through loss of support and extensive loss of political power. Hopefully the Agenda Media will suffer. Hopefully the groveling pandering corporate sponsors of the Marxist organization will suffer. But the ones who will REALLY suffer are the same people who have suffered for two centuries at the hands of the Democrats—-through slavery, Jim Crow, the War on Poverty, the systemic racism of destroying the black family and making so much of the black population a Dependency constituency, denying educational and cultural equality and now being openly and publicly represented by lawless thugs and Leftist stooges. That is, normal black people just trying to get along, not driven by hate, wanting to take advantage of the American Dream but being dragged down, daily, by people who look just like them but who need them to remain angry, dependent and a pool of resentment that can be drawn upon when the Left needs a mob or a bunch of votes.
Who is a victim of this particularly virulent form of oppression? The black child who is abused, insulted and attacked for “acting white” if he gets good grades in school. The black graduate who can’t get a good job because he was never taught how to speak correct English or read well or write well enough to even fill out an employment application. Every black person looked at with fear or suspicion because of things like black flash mobs looting stores, or the various kinds and levels of black crime. Every black person who has a knee-jerk fear of white people, who hates white skinned people, who believes he is hated by white people, has been victimized by this methodology because his world has been artificially shrunken to a small and toxic bubble with no way out. THIS is injustice.
THIS is injustice, and THIS is what we should be fighting. But this is a fight that has to be fought within the black community, which is going to have to get over the lie that white people are their enemies and join with anyone who wants to help them. But the brainwashing is prevalent and multi-generational, and supported day in and day out by the media and fellow black people who are complicit in leading their own people down the path of self-destruction.
Binkie, instead of your usual MO of smirky efforts at gotchas, why don’t you try being productive for a change?
Or is your strategy just to pose questions so people will respond, giving you the clicks you need to justify your role as a troll?
Please name for me each Confederate that Trump mentioned in his Mt Rushmore speech. Surely, you can do that…because you must have watched the speech and thus are familiar with it.
Sorry, I missed your comment. It was buried under a blizzard of Amazona comments.
So far as I know, Trump didn’t mention any confederates by name in his speech, but he spent the previous week railing against the remove of statues of confederate generals and the renaming of military bases named after confederate leaders. I’ll grant you that at least his speech writers were smart enough not to mention confederates at Mt. Rushmore, but the context is clear.
But again, Duckworth’s point, which you seem to miss, was that Trump used almost the entirety of his speech talking about statues and monuments instead of a virus that is out of control in the US and has claimed nearly 130,000 American lives, plus the fact that he seems unconcerned about Russian bounties on American soldiers. Both seem like they should be of more importance to a US president than statues. That’s primarily what she talked about on CNN..
I guess we’ll find out whether American care more about statues than they do about their own health.
Binkie—–trigger alert. Words.
What your incessant whining comes down to is that you, or someone, has a different opinion about what the content of an Independence Day speech should have said. One point of view says that a speech given to honor this nation’s first steps toward independence (secret hidden clue: INDEPENDENCE DAY) should not have been about that brave move and the great nation that came about because of it. One point of view says that this should all have been ignored to go on and on and on about something covered extensively in every medium every day ad nauseum that has nothing at all to do with our history and our successes.
What is inherent in your whine is an intrinsic difference between the Right and the Left in this country—the Right is, for the most part, happy and optimistic and hopeful, proud of this country and confident we can meet any future challenges as well. The Left, on the other hand, is dismal and miserable and hateful, and furious when others refuse to wallow in that same misery. Oh, and snotty. Very very snotty.
As a troll, your job is to echo that surly resentment of the good and the noble, and to spread your nastiness around as much as you can. And that is what you do. The thing is, so much of your job depends on sounding utterly and pathetically stupid—case in point, your ending snarl: I guess we’ll find out whether American care more about statues than they do about their own health.
I do have to consider the possibility that you, personally, are really as stupid as you sound, but it is just as likely you are merely parroting your script. In either case, that is one of the absolute dumbest efforts I have ever seen.
What I think we are finding out is that Americans are, for the most part (Libs excepted) smart enough to know that a birthday party is about celebrating a birthday, and that protecting our heritage is not in any way related to “health”. Sheesh. Go on Amazon or eBay—maybe you can find some basic dignity on sale. God knows, you need some.
Binkie—–trigger alert. Words.
Actually, if you look at my first comment, I was responding to Mark’s assertion that “the bonds are broken” and that he has no connection with other Americans. I asked if this is part of his outreach effort to swing 60-65% of Americans to his way of thinking, which is what he himself said needed to happen. And he said the way this could happen was by talking to people. And yet, he seems to close himself off further and further, day by day. I predict that these methods will not lead to 60-65% of Americans coming to his side, but maybe he sees it differently.
Actually, BB, who can keep track of your incessant whining and complaining? And really, who cares? You whimpered about my “blizzard of Amazona comments.” so I warned you that there were words on the way.
You have no standing to demand answers to your silly pseudo-questions. You are, for some reason, tolerated (at least for the time being) even though identified as an anti-Trump troll (who probably tittered all the way through “Bunker Boy” and decided that is how YOU want to be seen) so, though your posts remain, you are just noise.
“The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated,” said Steve Schmidt, a Republican-turned-independent political strategist
What Schmidt doesn’t realize is that this is pretty much the conclusion reached by the Right about the radical Left.
You know, when ranchers find a nest of rattlesnakes, with dozens or hundreds writhing around in their hole, they don’t wait till individual snakes crawl out to deal with them. That’s when they just dump some gasoline in the hole and toss in a match.
If the Left keeps pushing the envelope, keeps expanding its outrages violence and mob rule and attacks on our government and very way of life, they might just be on the receiving end of one of those matches. Because some of us have learned, and some of us will learn, and many more will be expected to learn, that leaving the core of subversion will just lead to the infection spreading again.
Outreach?? You mean like the Democrats outreach effort to conservatives? I’ll tell you what, it’s not an outreach effort binkie, it’s more like a hostile takeover. And that “small minority” of Democrats who claim Washington was a traitor include AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashid Tlaib, and many prominent Democrats in the media, so it’s not a small minority. The Democrat Party and their allegiant media have done more damage to this country in 6 months than the confederacy did in 100 years. If anyone should be labeled as traitors, it is the current Democrat Party.
And notice how the “Russia bounty” story is now labeled as fact by Binkie and of course the complicit media when the intelligence community still can’t verify or reach consensus. It’s just like the Russia collusion story … and in light of them once again manufacturing another story to damage our president, Democrats want to know what “outreach efforts” are under way??? They must really think highly of themselves …. with so little reason for it.
It’s all part of the game, Cluster.
Invent a story, get your complicit media to publicize it, and then play whichever card comes up. If it is rightfully ignored, howl about that. If it sucks up some time and effort to look into it and is dismissed, howl about that. If someone takes the bait and acts on the bogus “story” then this provides more fodder for the propaganda.
And then, as jdge said, rinse and repeat.
What gets the Lefties most upset is when they are recognized as liars and are simply ignored. This brings out the Binkie Brigade, to try to keep the silly lie afloat by referencing it as if it were real.
And that “small minority” of Democrats who claim Washington was a traitor include AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashid Tlaib, and many prominent Democrats in the media, so it’s not a small minority.
Cite a source, please.
Since when do Democrats rely on sources? FYI, they are all anonymous.
Why? Because Cluster is making stuff up.
Says the serial liar and troll. You say Cluster is making stuff up—prove it or shut up and go away
Just do a Google search for “Rashid Tlaib George Washington” or “Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez George Washington” or “Ayanna Pressley George Washington” or “Ilhan Omar George Washington”.
Also, I would think that someone as sensitive as you to having words put in your mouth would subject claims of what other people said to more rigor.
Binkie, you mistake me for someone who cares what you think. You are nothing more than a bottle cap, or a piece of lint …. just something to be removed.
Binkie, you mistake me for someone who cares what you think.
Thanks for clearing that up. I was starting to think you did care after you mentioned my specifically five or six times in this thread.
I swat mosquitoes, too, but that doesn’t mean I think they are important. They are just annoying pests.
But hey, if you think being mentioned as an annoying pest is the same as being considered relevant or important, you’d better stick with that, because that’s all you’ve got.
And I will continue to use your inane comments as good examples of depths of progressive ignorance. Incidentally I’ve come to realize that white Progressive Democrats are the only species on the planet who apologize for their existence and will willingly give up everything they have. The weakest species of all and ironically they are strong supporters of Darwinism.
I’ve never heard of Lance Wallnau before, but a relative sent me this video, and implored me to watch. It’s well worth 26 minutes of your time. I’ve already shared it with several friends. If you agree with the sentiments expressed, I suggest you do the same.
Here’s a source for you binkie … MSNBC and the racist Yamiche Alcindor
What the president is doing is positing himself as against this idea there should be a rethinking of American history. He said in that speech, at Mount Rushmore, under the statue of two slave owners, under Theodore Roosevelt, who was pushing for the expansion in the West, including the desecration of Native lands. He’s saying we can’t see the facts of our founders and seek to do away with this myth of America that everyone on July 4th that everyone was created, treated equally. That’s The “myth of America,” as Alcindor put it, is part of an argument that the radical left loves to make, that America has forever been and always will be deeply evil and must be torn apart and rebuilt. This movement is clear as day for even critics of President Trump, but the fact that the President pointed it out in his speech has the media all worked up, so much so that they prove his point for him.
This is your party binkie … own it. And I will also say that Democrats make shit up everyday and you do to, so your “concern” is laughable
As I have pointed out, though usually with less blunt language, if you are determined to live your life with your head up your ass, all you will see is shit.
If I were ever to have the misfortune to be in a conversation with one of these morons, I would have some questions:
So, if the Constitution is racist, how would you have addressed the existence of 13 colonies which already had the same slavery laws that some states retained after the Constitution was ratified? What would you have done then?
Are you saying we should never have become a united nation, because some of the states had some laws that were offensive to some of the other states? Are you saying that absolute intolerance of any diversity of opinion should have governed the decisions of the Founding Fathers?
Are you saying that now, in 2020, we would have a better nation and form of government if we had never ratified the Constitution and retained the Articles of Confederation?
Are you saying we should have become two nations, one officially outlawing slavery from the beginning and one remaining a nation which continued slavery? Do you know of any political leaders capable of forming such a government? Do you have an opinion on the economic development of the two nations, their ability to withstand threats such as those posed by the Axis nations in WW2, etc?
How do you think we would look now, if this had happened? Economically, politically, socially?
Are you saying that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson should have broken the laws of their states and freed the slaves they inherited? Have you done any research into what would have happened to these people if they had been unlawfully freed? Would that emancipation even have had authority under the existing laws of the time?
Can you name any leaders in the colonies with the intellect and vision to create a new nation who did not own slaves, inherit slaves, or come from a family that had?
You say the Constitution is a racist document supporting slavery. Will you please cite the actual words in the Constitution that support this claim?
Can you cite quotations or laws or customs which specify that discrimination against black people has always been based on their skin color and not their status as poor and uneducated? If you were presented with documented proof that white people equally poor and uneducated suffered similar discrimination would you reconsider your position?
Do you think we should have banned westward migration? How? Why?
How many Native Americans disrupted by the westward migration of white people were pushed off land which had never been taken from any other tribe?
How long should any population have to occupy land before it is considered to be
“their” land—-and do the Lakota Sioux qualify, given the length of time they occupied the Black Hills territory after taking it from the Cheyenne? Should a claim on rightful ownership go back to the Kiowa, who were driven out by the Cheyenne? How about the various tribes who had owned the land before the Kiowa?
At what point in time did the land that had belonged to several other tribes before being violently taken in a long and bloody war by the Sioux become “sacred” and in what way did this land acquire spiritual value to them? Is there any definition of “sacred” in the Sioux language or tradition?
And so on. These are the kinds of questions that pop up in the minds of rational people when we read or hear the screeching accusations of the rabid and the hysterical, but they are never asked.
Unfortunately we are way beyond trying to have a civil conversation with Democrats. The time for talk and compromise is OVER. It’s our way or the highway from now on and considering what happened last night in Seattle, Democrats may want to stay off the highway.
“…considering what happened last night in Seattle, Democrats may want to stay off the highway.”
Are the tea party and solyndra warriors going to the streets on this swamp stuff?
Do you have to work to find such stupid comments or do they just come naturally to someone with your pathology?
“Going to the streets” and burning down businesses in a massive fit of childish rage is a Democrat thing. And no one is shocked by corruption in a $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill that was rushed thru Nancy Pelosi’s House. Next
Speaking of swamp. I hope these guys including Obama end up in prison:
The level of smug arrogance revealed in these emails is beyond anything we have yet seem from the remarkably condescending Obama team. It is also important to note the complete emotional detachment from the tragedy that took place, the deaths of four Americans at the hands of terrorists, and the pain and grief suffered by their families. Not only were these swamp dwellers lying about what happened, they were inordinately proud of themselves for getting away with it.
I hope Biden can look past Susan Rice’s “shortcomings” and pick her as his running mate.
I just read that Tammy Duckworth is a contender. Now I think they’re just messing with us.
The media has been railing on and on about the “surge” in COVID-19 cases in Florida and Texas. One would think people are dropping like flies in both states. Not so.
I just heard a report that said approx. 20% of patients currently in hospitals are exclusively COVID. 80% are in there for much more serious reasons and I agree with you on Susan Rice. She’s an easy target
I’d be happy with either Rice or that svelte black chick from Georgia — you know, the one who “thinks” she’s governor.
I just heard a report that said approx. 20% of patients currently in hospitals are exclusively COVID.
The level of media dishonesty WRT COVID-19 is mind-boggling.
. . . About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.
Good oil’ Silent Cal.
Wise words. We could use another Coolidge.
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Turning to the issue of hospitalizations, Atlas said, “When I looked at every single hospital area in Texas today, 15-20% of people in the hospital as inpatients are COVID positive patients. That means 80-85% have nothing to do with Covid-19. And the same thing goes with some of the other states. There are people hospitalized, a large number, because they are tested as COVID positive somehow they are categorized as COVID hospitalizations. That’s a problem.”
A local conservative radio host just had a good segment – he posed a question to Democrats asking them that if we all just vote for Biden, will the carnage, rioting, and destruction stop? And will Biden, after 40 years in politics, finally “root out systemic racism”? In other words, if we don’t agree with Democrats and vote for Biden, will the upheaval, destruction, and racism continue?
Isn’t this holding America hostage?
A friend just sent me a letter that appeared in an East Coast newspaper. Here are two paragraphs from the letter:
The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime ridden mess. *They do not want to change their culture or society, and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of others – but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*
Our leaders don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. *They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.* The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.
…white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity. …
That’s a good description of where I am right now. I am not a racist in any accurate sense of the term. I attribute no characteristic of intelligence, ambition, trustworthiness or anything else to the amount of melanin in the skin of anyone. But I’m just tired, and also fed up with pompous preening virtue signalers telling me I should UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS, blah blah blah. Well, I DO “understand”. What I understand is that the black people who have had the courage to shed the remnants of slavery–that is, physical and emotional dependence, which includes not taking personal responsibility for failure—-and step into the culture OF THIS COUNTRY have been able to become productive and self sufficient. I understand that millions of black people in this country wake up every morning and voluntarily strap on the shackles of anger, hate, resentment and blame of others—shackles as demoralizing and inhibiting as those of their ancestors—-and drag them around, using them as excuses to attack others.
And I’m tired of it. I’m tired of IT and I’m tired of being told it’s my fault.
I received the same article from the same mutual friend. For some reason it set off my BS meter, not so much because of what it said as from the alleged source. For the life of me I don’t understand why anyone would distort the truth about something that is so well written that it can easily stand on it’s own.
Regardless of who wrote or published it, it’s as accurate a description of blacks in America that I’ve ever read. I could not agree more that there is a growing fatigue among middle class whites that the racial discord in this country is all our fault.
I had problems with the attribution, too, which is why I didn’t mention it. It is a harsh indictment of the overall approach to race in this country, and I scanned it very thoroughly for something that indicated a negative attitude toward black people based solely on their race. What I found was commentary on the self-destructive culture adopted and protected by so many black people, and that is something I have been commenting on for years.
What was not part of the letter/article or my original comment is my disgust at how easily this black culture has been co-opted by the Left and weaponized to be used in its efforts to overthrow our government. But then anything that is based on emotion (particularly negative emotion like hate or fear) is easily weaponized and makes it easy to herd people into desired reactions.
That’s a great description of where I am exactly at … exhausted. Here are two things that would help the black community more than any BLM leader or Democrat politician could ever do .. improve their schools and encourage their parents to stay married and keep the Father in the home.
I think all white people should be outraged and demand the cancelation of the Broadway show Hamilton. It’s an black cast portraying our founders and it’s blatant cultural appropriation.
Not only that but the auditions said white people need not apply.
The worst thing (of many) about Hamilton is that so many think it is actually history.
Here’s hoping the Washing Redskins change their name to the Washington Dirty Ass Crackers.
Potomac Swamp Creatures? No, the Congressional Dems already have that.
Potomac PC Posse? Though the Potomacs were a Native American tribe, and it would be so not inclusive to single them out.
Anacostia Anarchists? But how can you be an anarchist and follow rules?
I have often suggested reading Fred Reed’s classic “Mudgeon at the Bat”, which was funny back before it became prophetic and therefore kinda sad.
The curious affair of Fred Mudgeon began in 2015 when he, age 67 and largely blind, walked onto the field of the Washington Miquetoasts, the capital’s football team, and announced that he wanted to try out for quarterback. If ever there was an unlikely prospect for quarterback of an NFL franchise, it was Fred Mudgeon.
However, it was a difficult time for the Toasties, as fans called the team. Formerly the Washington Redskins, they had changed their name under political pressure from those who found the name offensive to Indians. This did not include the Indians, who were uninterested in the matter. The lefties of Washington were going to protect the Native Peoples from being insulted, even though nobody was insulting them and the Indians themselves had other things on their minds. You can’t be too careful about these matters.
Besides, conservatives supported the demand for a new name, arguing that it was humiliating that a former superpower should name its team after Stone Age savages who had never invented so much as a smartphone. Debate raged. Macho names, like “the Shrapnel” or the more-descriptive “Washington Felons,” were rejected as being too candid. “The Supermen” would be hurtful to women and the biceps-challenged. Something uniting was desired, something to bring us all together.
It came down to the “Washington Petals” or “the Milquetoasts,” which latter was chosen as being more non-threatening. Republicans objected to “Milquetoasts,” saying the “milque” was French, and wanted to call the team the “Liberty Toasties,” but it didn’t catch on.
When Mudgeon was finally allowed to play, after the legal argument that “Mr. Mudgeon is not unable or disabled. He is just differently abled.” and the stirring observation that “Justice doesn’t allow discrimination against people simply because they cannot play football. How many can? On this team there are no gay, women, lesbian, bifurcated, or transaxle players. This is no accident” he“…was helped onto the field to face the Denver Mares (they too had been ordered to change their name from the unnecessarily masculinist, violent-sounding Broncos.) On his first play Mudgeon handed off to a walking back who ambled down the field behind the inoffensive linepersons, avoiding discourteous contact. Since the walking back was female, as prescribed gender equity, men could not tackle her thanks to the Violence Against Women Act.”
As I said, prophetic…..
LOL too funny but that actually could be a real life scenario playing out next NFL season, which by the way I may miss. My 49ers have made the decision to fly the marxist BLM flag at the stadium so they pretty much lost my support. It sucks, I have been a huge 49er fan since 1972 with John Brodie and Gene Washington followed by the great Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, but it may be over
I do like the PC Posse, that would be a good name.
The lefties of Washington were going to protect the Native Peoples from being insulted, even though nobody was insulting them and the Indians themselves had other things on their minds. You can’t be too careful about these matters.
So true. I am married to a Native American and live between two reservations and around many Natives and the Redskin name offends NO ONE. In fact, up in Northeast AZ, there is a tribal high school and their name for their sports teams is … wait for it … REDSKINS. No kidding
I liked “On this team there are no gay, women, lesbian, bifurcated, or transaxle players.”
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3
The oath used today has not changed since 1966 and is prescribed in Title 5, Section 3331 of the United States Code. It reads: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for “dismantling” of the U.S. “economy and political systems,” which she calls a “system of oppression.”
But suggest making the oath of office officially binding, basically a contract which, if breached, would result in loss of the office and all its attendant benefits, and all you hear is NOOOOOOOO! THAT COULD BE ABUSED!!! HOW COULD YOU ENFORCE IT?
I say pass it, enforce it, and let objections work their way through the system.
In the meantime, I think the information about the oath should be part of the campaign of everyone running against a Democrat.
Let’s be careful about mentioning the following:
Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for “dismantling” of the U.S. “economy and political systems,” which she calls a “system of oppression.”
Remember binkieboy scolded me for suggesting that Ilhan Omar was unAmerican.
Yeah, but that was just his script and more clickbait
I could not agree more:
“Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy. Omar should resign.”
Our job as conservatives is too wrap this comment around the Democrat Party and make them own it and defend it. This is who Joe Biden and ALL Democrats are – they are TRAITORS !!!!
Think about how many other oaths of office are being blatantly violated. I haven’t looked up any of them, but I can easily imagine an oath of office containing wording not only about protecting and defending the Constitution but upholding the law. That would mean that we have governors, mayors and police chiefs breaking their own oaths. In general an oath is similar to this: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the state of (blank) , and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of (name of office) to the best of my ability. I would change this to read “and federal laws as well as the laws of the state of (blank)”.
This means that failure to discharge the duty of the governor, for instance, which would include supporting and following the Constitution and the laws of both the federal and state governments, by allowing the state to be a “sanctuary” state or tolerating “sanctuary” cities would be in violation of that oath. Therefore, if the oath were considered to be binding, he or she would lose the job, and all attendant benefits. Ditto for the mayors of those cities. Ditto for the police chiefs who refuse to enforce some laws. Ditto for judges who ignore the law.
The fretting about making the oath of office an employment contract, so to speak, seem to be concerns about how it would be enforced (since there aren’t many officials and judges, maybe a citizens’ panel similar to a grand jury panel could be empaneled to serve for six months, meeting once a month to review charges) and couldn’t it be abused with false charges (it’s not as if most of these offenses are complicated and hard to prove–you are the chief of police, you refuse to enforce a law, not as a brother once said rocket surgery) and who would be in charge of deciding? We trust juries to send people to life in prison, so what is the big deal about trusting a jury to determine if breaking an oath is really breaking an oath?
The thing is, I think the very existence of such a law, making the oath of office binding, would have a chilling effect on inclinations to violate it. Now there is absolutely NO consequence for doing so. None. Now an oath of office is nothing more than a meaningless ritual.
Oaths used to mean something, and I think restoring that attitude is an important step in restoring the general concepts of honor and respect for the law.
The racial insanity continues:
New memo from NBC News chief @cesarconde_ sets a goal for representation: “that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color.”
There may be another civil war coming ……
But this doesn’t go far enough. What percentage will be in wheelchairs, for example, and what percentage will be amputees with prostheses? How will these be allocated? That is, from the female section or the POC section? Do female POC count in the “women” group? In other words, would Tammy Duckworth check three boxes—woman, amputee and POC—-leaving two additional spaces for someone else? Would the someone else have to be in one of these groups? And now that race can be how one decides to identify rather than actual heritage, and now that “women” is also dependent on how one chooses to identify, it seems that the definitions and boundaries are infinite. Once DNA (SCIENCE !!!) is thrown out the window, anything goes.
Good. Maybe sorting through all this will keep NBC busy enough to take away some of its agenda broadcasting. This could be in the Silver Lining category, like closing schools removing children from indoctrination.
There may be another civil war coming and I, for one, am terrified. Just the thought of all those limp wrists holding up cell phones to video me is enough to send cold chills down my spine.
Or make me giggle.
Seven months before he died, the great Charles Krauthammer penned the following and it’s something that many Americans are over looking ….. OBAMA IS BEHIND ALL OF THIS UPHEAVAL
“I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have a former president, Barack Obama, set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).
OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?
If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America! Obama said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to Organizing for Action.
OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.
OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change… Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.
OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished. Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.” OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.
Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.” Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.
The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his ‘wife’ will oversee the operation from their home/office in Washington DC.
Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the Obama’s signal that he is heartened by the protests.
If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.
I remember reading Krauthammer’s piece at the time and thinking, that couldn’t happen in America. Can you imagine what they’ll do when Trump wins AGAIN? Hopefully, they’ll all just implode.
“Hopefully” yes, but not likely. We will see violence that makes this look tame by comparison. We have been watching Leftist temper tantrums, but we will be seeing Leftist rage unleashed, especially if we take back the House and retain the Senate, depriving them of the pseudo-legal avenues of the political coup they have been pursuing. This will be done with the backdrop of howling about “voter suppression” and “voter fraud” and so on.
I think it is time to define “protests”. A peaceful protest, as guaranteed by the Constitution, does not involve breaking the law, not attacking people or property , not interfering with commerce, not intimidation or bullying. A protest should be about a specific grievance–that is, an identified wrong, not just some vague general blather about “police brutality” everywhere. I suggest that “peaceful” also means orderly, And if a peaceful protest is guaranteed then counter-protests should not be allowed. So if a group in Anytown, USA, wants to protest they can—they can protest the specific policy that they believe led to the treatment of a specific person, or specific group if they can provide examples. They can march or gather, in an orderly fashion, to express their views, without interference from people who disagree—those people can have their own protests, at another time. I think we can give people a voice without giving them control.
And lawbreakers can and must be punished. Did you see the video of the Trump supporter who led the mob right toward the cops and then stood there while one of them punched him, and then strolled off while the cops arrested his attacker? It was hysterical. Then one of the mob “protesting” the arrests of the attacker hit a cop, and the instantaneous reaction was a group of cops descending on him like ducks on a June bug and hauling him off before he knew what was happening.
BTW, what is REALLY hysterical is watching the fluttering crowd with their cell phones videoing this whole thing. I guess we don’t need to worry too much when the weapon of choice among the wimpy wannabe rioters is a cell phone. It was so funny, watching them all jockeying for position, holding up their little pieces of Chinese plastic and thinking this gave them some power.
This is worth a mention here. Last night Tucker Carlson played a clip from Don Lemon on CNN just 7 years ago speaking truth to what is a huge problem in the black community. If Don were to say these same words on CNN today, he would be fired: (emphasis mine)
LEMON [on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, 07/27/13]: More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers and the studies show lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison and the cycle continues. So please, black folks, as I said, if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you. Pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace, a culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior. A culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you, and it’s not going to.
Poor education and lack of a Father in the home are two major reasons why there is so much rancor and discord in those lower income communities. Politicians and the media won’t mention this because these two issues can actually be fixed.
Additionally, the phrase “systemic racism” is just a polite way of calling every single white person in America a racist. When you hear it, shove it right back down their throat.
It depends a lot on where you live. I thank God every day that I’m fortunate to live in a rural midwestern area that’s majority Conservative and pretty laid back. I’ve never been called a racist except on this blog, and that was for pointing out something about blacks that was true. It was several years ago when we had lots of Leftist trolls here, and I don’t even remember what I said. As I think I’ve said before, I’ve had black friends, a black boss, worked with blacks and lived next door to them. To me they’re just people who have darker skin than I do. I know who I am and what’s in my heart, and some nitwit calling me a racist doesn’t change that.
So Don Lemon might not have ALWAYS been a tool? Hmmm. Didn’t see that coming.
Black Privilege is destroying America
Speaking of things that could be fixed——I just got a recommendation from a friend to watch this video. I’m sure Spook got it, too. I don’t always have time to watch videos but I put it on to listen to while doing something else, and it really got my attention. It fits in with a lot of what we have been talking about here, including the whole mask-wearing thing, and I think it is a very important video to watch.
I did also receive it, and I can’t understand why it’s not headline news across the country, other than, of course, it doesn’t hurt Trump and and the Drug companies aren’t going to make anything off of it. Let’s hope there are LOTS of honest people in the healthcare business who put patients’ lives over politics and profit.
Well, it seems to be getting some notice, and Ted Cruz has the paper as well as some people in the White House. I don’t see how it can suppressed—all they can do is deny that it works. Denial, of course, is a foregone conclusion. The problem with that is its built-in risk that they will be shown up as sacrificing American lives for political gain.
This coupled with the bizarre and insane trashing of hydroxychloroquine, which has been used for decades as a successful treatment for autoimmune inflammation run amok, could be used by a coherent conservative voice to severely damage the credibility of the Agenda Media. The bogus scare headlines of those media no doubt led to the deaths of many, and were completely false.
As we have come to expect, VDH nails it again.
Government cannot fix the individual choices people make that cause some to prosper and others to languish in generational poverty.
And: The woke but godless, the arrogant but ignorant, the violent but physically unimpressive, the degreed but poorly educated, the broke but acquisitive, the ambitious but stalled—these are history’s ingredients of riot and revolution.
Two hundred and forty-four years after the 13 British colonies in North America declared their independence and became a sovereign nation, America is poised to collapse from within. Her imminent demise will not come from foreign troops quartered on her soil. It will come from Marxists and anarchists who use racial grievance and the cries of the oppressed to dismantle America’s institutions and defenses.
Insurrection labeled as “peaceful protest” is the battering ram weakening our nation’s foundations. Using the voices of the oppressed and deceived masses, and their bodies and legitimate grievances as shields, is part of a deliberate plan to bring about a new order guaranteed to be worse than what exists now.
One question never asked but essential is—“oppressed by WHOM?” It is never asked because the answer would be “oppressed by the Left”.
This comment cracked me up. Referring to the letter published by Harper’s Magazine Tuesday that argued for less intimidation of writers in the public sphere, snowflake Emily VanDerWerff whined about the letter also being signed by Matt Yglesias: “His signature being on the letter makes me feel less safe at Vox and believe slightly less in its stated goals of building a more diverse and more thoughtful workplace.”
So—-a letter arguing for “less intimidation of writers in the public sphere” can only represent the goal of “…building a more diverse and more thoughtful workplace” if it does not represent more diverse THOUGHT. Or even allow it. And the very presence of the SIGNATURE of a co-worker on that letter makes the whiner feel “less safe” in her job?
I wonder if this is the same emotional train wreck who needed counseling to help her deal with her fear and panic and sense of imminent personal danger because a conservative was allowed to speak at her college, miles from where she lived.
I don’t know what is sadder—that people so emotionally fragile and unbalanced are out there, or that they believe their neuroses and mental instability are so common that venting them will find a receptive audience.