Open Thread

Here’s my view of how Covid came to be:

The Chinese, true to their doctrine of asymmetrical warfare, are cooking up all sorts of pathogens in labs. This one, essentially a modified cold virus – and thus no matter how bad, not that deadly – was developed via gain of function research (which may have been partially funded by the United States, because the Chinese own our Ruling Class and part of their warfare would be to corrupt Americans to the point their helping the Chinese destroy us). It was deliberately released into Wuhan as the Chinese knew it wasn’t that deadly a disease. The Chinese limited travel between Wuhan and the rest of China but freely allowed travel from Wuhan to Europe and the United States. They then ginned up a panic in Wuhan with all sorts of video leaking about a disease which seemed to be a deadly pathogen. Then they used an army of paid social media bots to spread this panic around the world. Fools directly or unwittingly working for China in Western governments and media did the rest.

This was just a test run: if and when China wants to make a major, military move in the world, they’ll release another one and likely more deadly. They are beating us hands down because unlike our former enemies, they found our weakness: a Ruling Class which will do anything for money. As long as they get paid, they’ll say or do anything, including national suicide.

Related: people are being urged to snitch on their neighbors. This is very much in keeping with Chinese policy.

Also related: the January Sixth defendants aren’t being arrested for crimes so much as for political opinions. It is pure intimidation designed to make people wary of participating in any anti-Ruling Class demonstration. These people are political prisoners. We at last have those in the United States. And you very much may be next. Your defense here in the immediate sense is to understand that anyone urging you to even the slightest infraction of the law is a Fed – and if you ever are confronted by any law enforcement person, do not say anything. At all. And re-watch this video.

Ultimately, Revolution is our only way out – by ballots or by any means necessary, the Ruling Class must be entirely deposed from power and patriots installed in their place.

Detroit poll finds minority citizens a bit less concerned with BLM protests about St George of Fentanyl but greatly concerned about rising crime. There is an opportunity here for a GOP which isn’t isn’t run by cowards.

89 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Cluster July 26, 2021 / 8:49 am

    Ultimately, Revolution is our only way out – by ballots or by any means necessary, the Ruling Class must be entirely deposed from power and patriots installed in their place.

    Congrats Mark, you have arrived. I have been of this mind for almost 4 or 5 years now. When Russia Collusion ramped up and Mueller was appointed special counsel and the media and Democrats fell right in line without question, I knew something was very wrong. The Fourth Branch of Government was weaponized against the people and that was a dramatic and irreversible turn in our country, and it will require patriots to retake and reclaim their country … and by any means necessary indeed. Wouldn’t it be fun to live in consequential times?

    … a Ruling Class which will do anything for money. As long as they get paid, they’ll say or do anything, including national suicide.

    And power, they crave power, hence the masks mandates coming back. Once you give government power, they NEVER give it back.

    There also must be a media revolution and in my opinion, these are the worst offenders. Propaganda doesn’t even begin to describe what our media is engaged in. It’s more like psychological warfare. All they do is lie and divide all from a glossy stage with head puppets repeating the mantra du jour.

    Never forget, the once proud Hippie Democrats from the 80’s who once boasted “never trust anyone over 30” and “always question authority” have now become the biggest defenders of an authoritarian state. Isn’t that right Rico and Casper? You know that it is.

    Trump won. Let’s become civilly disobedient. The people of France are doing a better job of protecting their freedoms than Americans are and that’s embarrassing.

    • Retired Spook July 26, 2021 / 9:25 am

      The people of France are doing a better job of protecting their freedoms than Americans are and that’s embarrassing.

      France’s basketball team is better as well.

      • Cluster July 26, 2021 / 11:31 am

        I have to admit that I like seeing our new WOKE Olympic teams getting crushed in competition. I am not watching of course, but am enjoying the headlines.

        Heard on MSNBC this morning – “if you want to continue to have fun, get vaccinated”

        Weird times

      • Amazona July 26, 2021 / 12:49 pm

        You know what you never hear or read about? How long before these vaccines are actually approved by the FDA. This “emergency use” thing should be timing out pretty soon. In the meantime, the media just refer to them as “vaccines”, not “unapproved experimental vaccines”.

      • Amazona July 26, 2021 / 2:10 pm

        From the NYT:
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        The New York Times


        At the F.D.A.’s urging, Pfizer and Moderna are expanding their vaccine studies in children 5 to 11, a measure aimed at detecting rare side effects.
        Monday, July 26, 2021 12:53 PM EST

        It was unclear whether expanding the studies will have any impact on when vaccines could be authorized for children.

        So the FDA, while not giving formal approval for these vaccines, is at the same time encouraging testing on children (who we assume have not volunteered to be in test groups) without bothering with the standard protocols for approving new drugs and treatments. Read this again—-they want to expand vaccine studies in children 5 to 11, a measure aimed at detecting rare side effects. Since when does the FDA push people to take a drug or treatment, especially children, without bothering to make it clear these are experimental drugs approved for emergency use only?

    • Amazona July 26, 2021 / 1:04 pm

      One…ONE….powerful network platform, well run and delivering the right messages, would undermine the entire rest of the Left’s position without a shot being fired.

      Admittedly, this lacks that visceral thrill of projecting violence, but in the long run it would attract more support and therefore a broader base for the future. Ultimately, Revolution is our only way out – by ballots or by any means necessary, the Ruling Class must be entirely deposed from power and patriots installed in their place. Bold rhetoric, and its appeal to the frustrated is clear, but this is also the kind of thing that leaves a large segment of the population emotionally wedded to the deposed regime because of the way it was overturned. This kind of revolution leaves an emotional and intellectual vacuum, and does not address the aftermath of such a move.

      OK___gun up and kick’em out. Then what? When you have either freaked out or alienated about half of the country you’d better flex those muscles and control the resentful people and the ballot box or you’ll be playing defense again. And all of a sudden you have the kind of country people are trying to flee to come to this one.

      We won in 2016 with ballots, but we lost the messaging wars, because we simply don’t know how to fight them. We will always lose until we get that figured out and then acquire the infrastructure to implement an effective strategy.

      • Cluster July 26, 2021 / 1:29 pm

        We won in 2020 too. And we are far, far past messaging wars in my opinion. Our enemies, the Democrat Party, The Deep State, The Media, and Academia are straight up criminals hell bent on destroying the country and selling out the American way of life. We have NOTHING in common with them and it’s time they understand that. I also don’t believe that there are many Americans who are on the political fence anymore … those lines have been drawn and the politically spineless people will always follow the loudest and most authoritarian mob to save their own skin, think: Bill Barr, Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg, etc. They folded faster than cheap suits. It takes real courage to speak out against authoritarianism and I wouldn’t be surprised if this blog is monitored.

        OK___gun up and kick’em out. Then what?

        We hang many of them for treason then we go about rebuilding this once great country … without them. It’s not difficult and it’s not for anyone who clutches pearls. The Democrats have shown us what they are willing to do (burn cities, impose lockdowns, and kill people) … we need to match that intensity and raise them twofold.

      • Retired Spook July 26, 2021 / 2:48 pm

        I’m absolutely torn between attempting to convert enough Democrats and squishy Independents to the point where we have a clear and incontrovertible majority and simply killing them all. OK, maybe not quite that bad, but close. I have to believe that given the choice between liberty and tyranny, the majority will choose the former. If the time for talking isn’t over, it’s on life support at this point. If a consortium of wealthy Conservatives would materialize to develop the massive messaging platform that Amazona keeps hoping for, I might have a different outlook. Not saying that won’t happen, but I see no evidence that it will. I suspect, though, that the country will split apart into red and blue areas before we actually have a violent revolution. That way Leftists can try their socialist experiment that they’ve worked toward for over a century without destroying the entire country. The vast majority of Americans are tired of war, and the prospect of a protracted war among ourselves is not something that most Americans will entertain, much less participate in, IMHO.

        If the playing field were level, and it was a contest of the best ideas prevailing, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. But the elephant in the room is that one side is willing to do whatever it takes to win, including cheating on an almost unimaginably massive scale.

  2. Cluster July 26, 2021 / 2:43 pm

    I think we can all remember Obama’s push to improve the nations infrastructure right? Roads, bridges, shovel ready jobs … remember all that? And because of that need, we passed an $800 billion “infrastructure” package to address those pressing needs.

    How did that turn out? And now we have the very same people telling us once again the need to improve our infrastructure and approving trillion dollar packages.

    Are you following along? Have you connected the dots yet?

    • Amazona July 26, 2021 / 2:50 pm

      How did that turn out?

      I think some sign companies made a fortune, based on the number of signs I saw all over the three states where I traveled, announcing the amazing astounding awesome projects almost ready to begin thanks to The One We Have All Been Waiting For.

      And maybe some hourly laborers got some time in, eventually going around and picking those signs up, as the Dems hoped no one would remember them

      • Retired Spook July 26, 2021 / 2:55 pm

        the Dems hoped no one would remember them

        An almost no one did, which is why they can get away with rinsing and repeating.

  3. Cluster July 26, 2021 / 3:04 pm

    It’s a start:

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has requested that Attorney General Merrick Garland criminally investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, after accusing him of lying to Congress about U.S. funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

  4. Retired Spook July 26, 2021 / 5:29 pm

    Finally, some pushback on the trans fad.

    As you might expect, leftists are popping blood vessels far and wide over “Elephants Are Not Birds” and doing their snarky best to rip it to shreds:

    “This is BEYOND VILE!” Twitter user The Big Gay Al wrote about the book. “I assumed it was satire but it appears not.”

    Another commenter tweeted that the book is “hate speech” and “evil.”

    “How about we support and accept humans for who they are and want to be,” another user noted.

    “I was like, this has to be parody but then I scrolled down to see ‘elephants are not birds’ and I stopped thinking this was a parody. Smh,” one commenter tweeted.

    “Motherf***ers are going to have blood on their hands,” another user declared.

    Nice folks; I’m sure we can deal with them in a rational manner//NOT. I “wanted to be” a top-tier professional golfer. Sadly I was not able to just wish it.

    • Cluster July 26, 2021 / 8:28 pm

      And keep in mind, this comes from the political party that championed the “woman’s movement” not long ago. The trans movement is the most anti woman movement ever conceived of, and will do irreparable harm to women’s sports and young girls dreams. Do they give a damn? F**k no. Add to this the fact that they’re allowing rapists and human traffickers into our country daily thru the southern border along with fentanyl just in case the criminals don’t get you. They’re doing a helluva job.

    • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 8:13 pm

      I’m thinking of suing the Olympic Committee for not putting me on the downhill ski team. I have always identified as a downhill racer as I made my way down the blue slopes, and find it outrageous to have to endure such misogyny and discrimination. Is it because I am a cis-woman? Because I am white? Surely it’s not related to my almost-a-snowplow ski stance, which shouldn’t matter because I really really want to be on the team.

      But back to the trans fad: Remember when the emotionally and mentally fragile thought they were vampires? And before that, witches?

      Being unhappy with what you are or who you are or where you are is often a part of the human condition, and what needs to be changed is between the ears, not between the legs.

    • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 11:30 am

      A lot of California rich and famous have moved to Montana, or at least bought property there and evidently vote, so it’s not just the mouth breathers up there. I do think most people in the West have a natural inclination to liberty and state sovereignty and so on, but until we get a grip on the messaging going out we are going to keep losing even those people.

  5. Retired Spook July 27, 2021 / 12:03 pm

    I just heard on the radio that vaccination rates in northeastern Indiana are falling. Does that mean people are getting UNvaccinated? Asking for a friend.

    • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 1:07 pm

      In a related question, re:

      The C.D.C. will recommend that some vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors under certain circumstances, reversing its earlier guidance.

      Does this mean the vaccinations do not protect people from catching the virus? Or spreading it? If this is the case—either one—then why get vaccinated at all? And what about those of us who acquired natural immunity the old fashioned way—by exposure to the disease? There is evidence that vaccinating people with naturally acquired antibodies has had some very dangerous side effects.

      And are they now claiming that masks will halt the spread of the virus? Where is the science to back this up? And why aren’t the “vaccines” FDA-approved yet?

      The apparently random decisions and pronouncements about the virus, vaccinations, masks and so on are just plain nuts.

      • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 4:25 pm

        As a real woman, I don’t agree that sniveling for the cameras is a womanly characteristic. I think there must be an in-between category of testosterone deficiency that retains the basic identity of “male” but with the understanding it lacks most of the truly masculine components.

      • Cluster July 27, 2021 / 8:20 pm

        Agreed. He definitely needs to reach in his shorts and see if they’re still there though.

      • Retired Spook July 27, 2021 / 8:04 pm

        Hard to believe he’s a Lt Col in the Illinois Air National Guard and a former KC 135 pilot. He must have left his testosterone on the tarmac.

      • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 10:33 pm

        Adam’s wife insists he has boy parts. She lets him keep them in a jar on his desk.

      • Amazona July 28, 2021 / 10:17 am

        Uh-oh—-Adam (R?) got too much attention by crying, so Adam (D) had to step in to out-snivel him in a competition for who is most sensitive/distressed. And now we have video of Adam Schiffhole trying to work up some tears, doing a Clinton lip-biting parody of emotional distress.

        It’s starting to look like maybe the Dem calculation is that rage and fury are off-putting to a nation worn out by hate and nonstop riots and hate and arson and murder and hate, and have made the calculation to shift to an approach more in line with the LGBTWhatever faction and express pain (oh so much pain !) and anguish and grief as they mourn for the damage done to their beloved (oh so beloved !) nation.

  6. jdge1 July 27, 2021 / 8:45 pm

    Hundreds of patents show SARS-CoV-2 is a manmade virus that has been tinkered with for decades. Much of the research was funded by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci, and may have been an outgrowth of attempts to develop an HIV vaccine.

    In 1999, Fauci funded research at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to create “an infectious replication-defective coronavirus” specifically targeted for human lung epithelium. This appears to be the virus that became known as SARS-CoV.

    U.S. Patent 7279327 shows we knew the ACE receptor, the ACE2 binding domain, the S-1 spike protein, and other elements of SARS-CoV-2 were engineered and could be synthetically modified using gene sequencing technologies.

    The CDC holds patents to a SARS coronavirus that is 89% to 99% identical to the sequence identified as SARS-CoV-2, as well as the PCR test to diagnose it.

    120 patents detail supposed “unique” features of SARS-CoV-2: the polybasic cleavage site, the spike protein and the ACE2 binding, proving it’s not a novel virus at all.

    • Amazona July 27, 2021 / 10:30 pm

      That’s ENOUGH, jdge1 ! You’re canceled! How DARE you present actual science-based objective data ! Facts are not just hate speech, they are racist hate speech. For shame!

  7. Amazona July 27, 2021 / 10:27 pm

    I refuse to pay to read the NYT so I just get the free blurbs, but I think this says everything I need to know about the paywalled article:

    One officer described how rioters attempted to gouge out his eye and called him a traitor as they sought to invade the Capitol. Another told of being smashed in a doorway and nearly crushed as he heard guttural screams of pain around him from fellow officers. A third said he was beaten unconscious and struck repeatedly with a Taser as he pleaded with the mob, “I have kids.” A fourth relayed how he was called a racist slur over and over again.

    Heartbreaking, truly heartbreaking. But….why didn’t we ever hear of this kind of behavior from any of the otherTrump rallies or other conservative protests and rallies?

    My suggestion—because they were not infiltrated by Leftist agitators in a massive false flag maneuver.

    I’m trying to remember the Southern Senator I heard interviewed on January 5. He talked about being good friends with many Capitol cops after all his many years in Congress, and how he would often take them barbeque. He said he had been visiting with a couple of them that day and they said they had been warned that the gathering would become violent because they knew in advance it would be infiltrated by Antifa and other rioters and instigators of violence.

    And then, within hours, a demographic that had never been violent appeared to have morphed into vicious rioters, and a movement known for its peaceful protests was apparently, to the gullible anyway, suddenly savage and brutal. But I’m sure the infiltration of Leftist violence agitators posing as Trump supporters had nothing to do with this. //sarc off

  8. Cluster July 28, 2021 / 8:48 am

    Douglas Murray sat down with Tucker for a second interview and it is so refreshing to listen to a genuinely smart and introspective human being, particularly after being subjected to the mindless American media robots. Murray brilliantly details the shallowness of the current American society and the intellectual and spiritual vacuum left in its wake. The Democrat Party has become the last bastion for emotionally, spiritually, and mentally inferior people, and we are all being subjected to their extreme neurosis.

    Wear your mask and stay safe /sarc

  9. Amazona July 28, 2021 / 10:01 am

    The attempts to physically change gender and sex through “affirmative” surgery are in vain.

    Yes, extreme cosmetic surgery—like mastectomy for women or vaginoplasty for men—alters physical appearance. And cross-sex hormones cause permanent effects on females’ facial hair and voice pitch.

    But the procedures don’t revoke biological and physical reality.

    We can only change the image we project in public. The name for that public portrayal is “persona,” which Merriam-Webster defines as “a social facade or front that … reflects the role in life the individual is playing.

    “Persona” is an accurate and truthful portrayal, two characteristics missing in today’s word games.

    Call it what it is: persona change, not gender or sex change.

  10. Cluster July 28, 2021 / 11:49 am

    I had a friend mention this to me re: January 6 and it’s spot on … Trump supporters are the most well armed constituency in the world yet they planned an insurrection and did not bring one gun. Seems odd right?

    • Amazona July 28, 2021 / 8:00 pm

      Not only that, but it was the worst-planned “insurrection” in history, allegedly attempted by a bunch of middle-aged and elderly people who didn’t even have a plan or, evidently, a goal, of actually taking over the government.

      Seriously—would any self-respecting insurrectionist focused on taking over the government waste his time on Congress, the most impotent and ineffectual body of officials this side of the DMV? What would be the effect on our government if the entire Congress were held hostage somewhere? My guess is that government would run more smoothly than ever. Not only is our Congress ineffectual, there are plenty of equally incompetent people who would jump at the chance to take over their positions.

      it’s kind of like when the bus company in Denver went on strike to teach Denverites how awful it would be to not have buses. People still got to work, and traffic improved dramatically.

  11. Amazona July 28, 2021 / 7:52 pm

    I’m hearing a lot of complaining and criticism about Simone Biles and her withdrawal from the Olympics, and it seems to be a lot of “what if Tom Brady walked out before the Super Bowl” blah blah blah. Lots and lots of examples like that.

    But I keep thinking “What would happen to Tom Brady if he played knowing his mental state made him less focused?” Well, he might get sacked more. He might get intercepted more.
    The same kinds of consequences are true of every other athlete I have heard used as an example. What if a top golfer pushes himself to play knowing that for some reason he just doesn’t have the focus he needs to win? And so on.

    What does Simone Biles do when she is on top of her game? She throws herself into the air and requires split-second timing and total 100% focus as well as physical endurance and coordination to land in a way that doesn’t break her body. For her to try to do those amazing feats of physical and mental focus and strength while for whatever reason she might not have the laser focus needed to do it successfully could literally kill her, or put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Not lose a football game, not run up a high golf score, not miss a few baskets, but literally injure or kill her. She recognized that and acted accordingly. Good for her.

    I’d feel the same way about an Indy 500 driver, or an airline pilot. Pitch a game if you feel like crap, but don’t fly my plane. Try to rise above what is affecting you when all that is at stake is a few points, in a game where the coach can replace you if you’re tanking, but don’t try it at more than 200 mph, when a mistake can kill not only you but your fellow drivers.

      • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 11:06 am

        I thank God for fielding’s approval of something I said. Now my day is brighter and I can go about my business with a light heart and a smile—but I know it won’t last long.

        Soon I will be posting something that is sideways from Leftist doctrine or squish feels, and we’ll be back to the same old same old.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 11:11 am

        So this is the “approved opinion” fielding? Thank you for pointing that out. Always refreshing to hear from a fascist in the morning.

        You won’t be surprised to know that I disagree. I think Simone is in the midst of a narcissistic temper tantrum who quit on her teammates and that should never be celebrated. I also will note that in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Joe Montana could not even play in the first half due to a severe flu but with his team trailing at half time, he rallied in the second half and won the game. That’s what America should celebrate. Overcoming hardships, not succumbing to them.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 1:32 pm

        It’s tough, not tuff … ok sport?

  12. Cluster July 29, 2021 / 9:02 am

    The “experts” are at it again:

    The Earth’s ‘vital signs’ have taken a turn for the worse, with climate change driving the health of the planet past ‘tipping points’ which cannot be reversed, scientists say.

    So that’s it folks. In less than 200 years we have officially destroyed a 4.5 billion year old planet. That’s how evil we are. Get for ready for climate change lock downs in 3 … 2 … 1

    • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 10:14 am

      Well, if “it”—whatever “it” is—can’t be reversed, we might as well stop trying to destroy economies and virtue signaling and the other antics of the AGW cults.

      As Spook has asked, what is the “right” temperature for the Earth? What if we are just approaching it, and just need a couple more degrees of heat to get there? And if we figure out the ideal temperature of the planet, what if it is not a plateau where, once it gets there it levels out and stays there, but is a rolling wave of ups and downs? After all, prior to the development of the pure undistilled evil of humanity this is what we have seen—-a series of rising temperatures followed by dropping temperatures. Scientific evidence indicates that the toxic combination of dinosaur farts and too many trees nearly destroyed the entire planet !!!!! a few eons ago, and we were saved only by the intervention of an ice age, also unaffected by those vile humaniods.

      But you are right—this is just building up to another way to control the population.

      • Retired Spook July 29, 2021 / 10:58 am

        They don’t just want to control the population, they want to control the SIZE of the population. Many of the movers and shakers in the climate alarmist movement would like to see a 90% decrease in the world’s population.

      • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 11:10 am

        Yet they always want other people to die. If they would step up to the front of the line and volunteer to set an example of sacrifice for the planet, I’d support that.

        But like all Leftists, they see themselves as the bosses, or the survivors—part of the blessed Elite—- while the masses bear the burden of their dogma. And then when they have enabled consolidation of power in the hands of a few who see their role as imposing their own belief system, they are always surprised when the hammer falls on them.

      • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 11:22 am

        Another example is the new effort to maintain or reimpose masking.

        Masking is a power trip, an imposition of control. And the Left, once it has power, is always reluctant to relinquish it. Once the giddy thrill of being able to force people to walk around wearing stupid ineffective face diapers started to fade as people stopped accepting their tyranny, they started trying to figure out how to get back to the glory of imposing their will on the people.

        The other important aspect of masking is its contribution to the splintering of the population, in the pursuit of the ongoing Leftist agenda of Divide and Conquer. We have seen people self-isolating in personally defined bubbles of moral superiority, turning on those without masks with scorn and contempt, adding to the list of ways the Left has subdivided our population into discrete and often conflicting sub-categories. So a Leftist, starting out as a human woman, narrows her identification group by race, creed, ethnicity, sexual preference, politics, abortion defense, the kind of car she drives, belief in AGW, belief in the racism of others, and then the choice of being a masker—each of these providing a pool of others she can despise and look down on from her supposed position on the Higher Moral Ground. And every chasm she creates between herself and others makes her more susceptible to Leftist influence.

        The Left MUST have an unstable society to be able to gain power, and when there is a stable society it must work tirelessly to destabilize it. Creating the delusion that maskers are inherently better than people who don’t wear masks is becoming a large part of that splintering of our society.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 11:45 am

        Masking is a power trip, an imposition of control. And the Left, once it has power, is always reluctant to relinquish it.

        Historically, they only relinquish it by force. These new mask mandates are the undeniable evidence of failure. The facade of “protecting peoples health” is exposed and their hypocrisy, lies and authoritarian impulses are now disturbingly obvious … well except to people like fielding. He still keeps his balls and white guilt on the nightstand waiting to hear today’s approved opinions from Stephanie, Tiffany, and Mika.

      • Retired Spook July 30, 2021 / 10:52 am

        Classic response to being asked to wear a mask:

  13. Cluster July 29, 2021 / 11:54 am

    Just a heads up to all you conservatives and libertarians … our country is now embarking on “forced medical injections”. Very reminiscent of when Germany forced Jews to get on the train. There is no difference, and we are the new Jews.

    • Retired Spook July 29, 2021 / 12:07 pm

      There is no difference, and we are the new Jews.

      There’s actually a BIG difference. WE HAVE ALL THE GUNS!!! And try as they will to marginalize our right to own them, there are more guns and more gun owners today than there were yesterday, and the trend is up, and the rate of that upward trend is increasing. And a lot of those new gun owners are people who used to identify with the Democrat Party.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 12:08 pm

        I like the way you think Spook 🙂

      • Retired Spook July 29, 2021 / 12:18 pm

        And what’s extremely scary to the Left is that there are tens of millions of people who think like I do, and we aren’t going to let them destroy our Republic.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 1:31 pm

        I wish Trump would initiate a “call to arms” … it’s time

      • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 8:28 pm

        I wish Trump would initiate a “call to arms”

        That’s the stupidest damned thing I have heard in a long time.

        Call to arms to….what? Shoot people?

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 8:36 pm

        Hahaha oh I just like to see the reactions I get, and testing to see what actually shocks people anymore. The violence, destruction, and death of 2020 perpetrated by the Left and the forced injection mandates of the ruling elite in 2021 evidently hasn’t been enough.

      • Amazona July 29, 2021 / 9:18 pm

        I wasn’t shocked, and furthermore don’t buy the hahaha routine either, any more than I buy the Left’s “it was just sarcasm” BS when they get called out on something.

        And BTW I noticed the bitchy snarl about how maybe the REAL violence we have seen “evidently hasn’t been enough” to…what? Shock me? Sorry, but this kind of cattiness does not shore up any image of manliness you seem to be trying to project with all your blustering about wanting to kick ass. People who resort to that kind of petty peevishness are not the kinds of people who can actually carry off real confrontations when they happen, no matter how much strutting is done online.

        If you want to blurt out utterly stupid and reckless statements like this you should do it on some other site, instead of making this site one that can be cited as a home to crackpots and people advocating violence. Your entire stream of posts for the past year or so has been one such comment after another.

        I for one am tired of it. You would be much better off indulging your midlife crisis by buying a red convertible than by posturing about how tough you are, how eager you are to spill your own blood for this country, how eager you are to spill the blood of Leftists, blah blah blah. It’s typical Walter Mitty-land stuff. and, quite frankly, pretty pathetic.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 10:16 pm

        Get over yourself. You have the same reaction of the majority and in that you can find comfort.

      • Cluster July 29, 2021 / 10:27 pm

        And one other thing, it’s amazing how personal you take statements. That comment was not directed at you nor was there even any reference, yet you kind of made it all about you.

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 9:45 am

        I don’t need to be “comforted” by the knowledge that the majority of people who watch you strutting around and beating your chest and pronouncing your eagerness to fight are also snickering at you

      • Cluster July 30, 2021 / 10:22 am

        Oh I have been snickered at by a lot better people then them … lol

  14. Cluster July 30, 2021 / 9:50 am

    Re: my controversial post yesterday, I am genuinely curious where the line in the sand is going to be drawn by patriotic Americans. The communist Democrat Left has burned down and destroyed many of our large inner cities, they committed fraud and stole a Presidential election, they have funded and created a flu virus that they have used to impose draconian restrictions on personal liberty, they are abusing our children via masks and school lock downs not to mention the horrible academic scores nationwide, they are allowing millions of government dependent illegal immigrants to flood our country not to mention the fentanyl and opioids, they are looking the other way while women and girls are being raped and trafficked along our southern border, they have for 4 years manufactured and perpetrated a complete and provable lie about Russia collusion and used that to attack and impeach a duly elected POTUS, they are currently imprisoning their political enemies, and now they want to imposed mandated medical injections for the American people with no regard to their need or their health benefits. And this is not a complete list of the communist tactics currently being employed by our government and media.

    So when I said that The violence, destruction, and death of 2020 perpetrated by the Left and the forced injection mandates of the ruling elite in 2021 evidently hasn’t been enough. I meant it. The fact is, it hasn’t been enough. The line in the sand has not been drawn yet. How much more abuse will it take? That’s an interesting question.

    • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 10:27 am

      It’s not that people are unaware of the litany of problems you list. It’s not that they accept them. It’s not that they have still not risen to a high level of concern or outrage demanding a response. It’s not that no one knows, or that no one cares.

      Your problem is that you want one kind of response, and most people understand that the response that revs YOUR engine would have a negative reactive effect that would destroy the nation.

      It’s not that you’re so special that you see and understand things no one else can. It’s not that you are so special that you see solutions no one else can. The narcissism that leads to the conviction of being The One with the most insight, the most understanding, the most comprehension and the best solution is pretty evident.

      But political problems have political solutions, and military problems call for military solutions. Certainly there are times when political problems become military problems but we are not there yet, and it will (or at least should) take the other side to push it to that point, making a military response appropriate.

      It’s just that political solutions lack drama, and ego gratification, and all the other things that drive demands for violence and “a call to arms”.

    • Retired Spook July 30, 2021 / 10:31 am

      So when I said that The violence, destruction, and death of 2020 perpetrated by the Left and the forced injection mandates of the ruling elite in 2021 evidently hasn’t been enough. I meant it. The fact is, it hasn’t been enough.

      I know this is a horrible excuse, but the fact is that virtually none of what you’ve listed has had a direct effect on me and my family, and I’m too close to the end of my natural life to worry about the people who are affected. What you’ve outlined is not evenly distributed across the country. I’m not saying what Democrats have done is not repugnant, but the people who ARE directly affected are either part of it, unable to fight back because of draconian gun control laws, or they’re packing up and moving to Florida or Texas. There are clearly millions who have voted with their feet because their line in the sand has been reached.

      I still have hope that there is going to be a major political shift on November 8, 2022. I think it’s going to be the largest mid-term voter turnout in history, and the rejection of the Democrats’ agenda is going to be massive. I think Democrats are going to have their asses handed to them across all levels of government. It’s going to be like 2010 on steroids.

      My personal line in the sand is when my local law enforcement agencies cease to enforce the law, and criminals roam the countryside, preying on elderly homeowners like me and my neighbors. We talked at length about what we’d do in the event of a total societal breakdown during our annual homeowner’s association meeting in April, and all my neighbors feel the same way. As I’m mentioned before, we live on a private drive off a county road about 15 miles from the nearest major city. There are only 7 houses built along a wooded ridge with open meadow on 2 sides, dense woods on one side and a steep ditch on the other side. Only one way in and out. Pretty easy place to defend, and I fully expect that at some point we will be forced to defend it.

      • Retired Spook July 30, 2021 / 10:41 am

        This seems to be an appropriate response to the entire subject of fighting back:

      • Retired Spook July 30, 2021 / 10:46 am

        And this goes hand in hand with the previous meme:

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 12:29 pm

        I think the concept behind militias, both as envisioned by the Founders and as they may exist today, is to provide local defense by local inhabitants against local problems. And I am completely in favor of that. But we are still talking about defense.

        My friends and neighbors and I have had the same discussions, and my Wyoming property is set up to be an ideal bug-out place if excrement truly hits the ventilators in a big way. My personal armory would freak out most Libs (and a few conservatives) I have a gun range on my property and my neighbors make me look like a sissy.

        It is all fine to be so emotionally outraged that shooting people seems like not just a good idea but the only option. But this kind of knee-jerk feeling doesn’t seem to go beyond the visceral thrill of feeling like SOMETHING IS BEING DONE. Then what? Shoot some people you think need to be shot—then what?

        When someone opines that there should be a call to arms or any of the other gun-rattling rhetoric I have seen, my question of “OK—but who are you going to shoot?” goes unanswered. That’s because there is no clear answer. Mow down violent rioters? Quite honestly, that would not bother me, but I also know (re: Kyle Rittenhouse) it can’t be done without an overhaul of the political system in that location, and that takes us back to it being a political problem with a political solution if there is going to be one. There is no identifiable “army” to stand up against, at least not now.

        My personal opinion is that a serious person would consider these serious questions and discuss serious answers, instead of falling back on bitchy snark based on the attitude that anyone asking them is weak or foolish or just not smart enough or brave enough to recognize the dangers.

        I live in a couple of places, one extremely rural and one semi-rural, and am planning to become a snowbird living part time in a much more urban environment, so I have had plenty of time to think about and even strategize about potential dangers in all three situations. I’m not some giddy snowflake pacifist type, but I AM analytical. So who is likely to present a threat to me in which location, and why? Starving people hoping for shelter and food? Feral gangs rampaging in a post-apocalyptic society? What kind and level of aggression would call for lethal response?

        You think about things like this, Spook. I think about things like this. The people with whom I associate think about things like this. It’s very serious s**t. Fortunately none of us have itchy trigger fingers or fantasies about being warriors in a bloody revolt against a 21st Century dystopian dictatorship.

        If you think it through—and I know you have, Spook—-a midterm sweep and a couple of other political events would resolve all these problems. Replacement of a couple of governors with strong Republicans and a president willing to send in the National Guard with a much less restrictive ROE would deal with the riots pretty quickly. Prosecution of law enforcement officials for aiding and abetting criminal behavior by refusing to incarcerate or even prosecute violent criminals would clean up the AG offices in a hurry—a necessary move if we can’t get behind the idea of making their oaths of office binding so they either honor them or lose their jobs because they have violated their employment contracts.

        Rioters are the visible manifestation of political rot. Politicians lack the desire to, for example, track down the financiers of these rioters and go after them. Like in war, if the supply chain is severed the whole thing falls apart. Go after whoever is buying airplane tickets and food trucks and motel rooms and rental cars and paying people to create this elaborate structure of national chaos. It could be done, but we don’t have officials willing to do it, or law enforcement agencies willing to do it or, maybe, not up to figuring it out. The number of laws violated in paying people to steal, to commit arson, is numerous and they increase when these criminals are recruited and paid to cross state lines to commit these crimes. That makes it all federal, so we don’t have to depend on local Leftist “law enforcement”. We hear of commercial flights full of antifa types being flown from Riot City One to instigate riots in City Two—they are photographed and identified in Riot City One, they go through the airport in Riot City One, they are identified on the plane, they go through the airport at City Two, they rent vehicles in City Two, they get motel rooms in City Two and proceed to repeat their crimes there, yet law enforcement is helpless to do anything. This is a POLITICAL problem, not a violent criminal problem.

  15. Amazona July 30, 2021 / 10:13 am

    Ivermectin fights 21 viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. A single dose reduced the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in cells by 99.8% in 24 hours and 99.98% in 48 hours, according to a June 2020 study published in the journal Antiviral Research.

    Some 70 clinical trials are evaluating the use of ivermectin for treating Covid-19. The statistically significant evidence suggests that it is safe and works for both treating and preventing the disease.
    In 115 patients with Covid-19 who received a single dose of ivermectin, none developed pneumonia or cardiovascular complications, while 11.4% of those in the control group did. Fewer ivermectin patients developed respiratory distress (2.6% vs. 15.8%); fewer required oxygen (9.6% vs. 45.9%); fewer required antibiotics (15.7% vs. 60.2%); and fewer entered intensive care (0.1% vs. 8.3%). Ivermectin-treated patients tested negative faster, in four days instead of 15, and stayed in the hospital nine days on average instead of 15. Ivermectin patients experienced 13.3% mortality compared with 24.5% in the control group.

    Moreover, the drug can help prevent Covid-19. One 2020 article in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications looked at what happened after the drug was given to family members of confirmed Covid-19 patients. Less than 8% became infected, versus 58.4% of those untreated.

    Despite the FDA’s claims, ivermectin is safe at approved doses. Out of four billion doses
    administered since 1998, there have been only 28 cases of serious neurological adverse events, according to an article published this year in the American Journal of Therapeutics. The same study found that ivermectin has been used safely in pregnant women, children and infants.

    This is like deja vu all over again (a tip of the hat to the wonderful Yogi Berra, who came up with that gem). First we had a drug proven to be effective against Covid, safely used by millions if not billions of people all around the world for years, extensively tested and approved, but it was not only not prescribed it was demonized by politicians and the press with hysterical claims of IT WILL KILL YOU !! and lies about it and governors forbidding its use in their states and pharmacies refusing to honor prescriptions for it. When we wonder how many thousands (tens of thousands?) of people died because of this we understand that its political motivation was that Donald Trump told the nation it might help and at that moment the only thing that mattered to the Left and its lapdog press was preventing the impression that he said something that would help the nation.

    Now the movement against ivermectin is like the Hydroxychloroquine Wars II. It’s cheap, safe, extensively tested, used by millions if not billions of humans all around the world (and many more animals) and benign in that it appears to have no side effects. No dreaded political opponent can be seen as benefitting by talking about it.

    So why are we being told, with great passion and fervor, once again that an easily available safe treatment has a good chance of preventing Covid and/or treating it if it were caught?

    The only answer is that Covid is an important weapon in the arsenal of the Left, and they will fight anything that diminishes its effectiveness as a tool to create fear and panic and both destabilize our society and control it.

  16. Cluster July 30, 2021 / 12:12 pm

    Spook, I pray that you are right about 2022 but I am a bit more cynical … only because I see what the Left did in 2020 and got away with and I suspect we will see the same in 2022, and if they keep that up we are only a couple more elections away from one party rule in this country.

    I also live less than 200 miles from the southern border and know a few border guards who have told me some stories that would make your blood boil, and it happens daily. I have seen the busses filled with illegal immigrants rolling thru my town on their way to other destinations in this country, and the citizenry of those locales are completely unaware of what is headed their way. If we have to wait until everyone is personally impacted by what is going on before we resist, then we’ve lost.

    Amazona, I do not insist on “one form of response”, and it’s amazing how well you think you know me. I have consistently and repeatedly supported political solutions throughout the years and have donated to and supported many politicians who I thought would have my back. I have been patient while we always seem to take one step forward only to take two steps back relying on our “representatives” to actually make a positive impact legislatively.

    My contention is that we HAVE to now add another component to our effort to win this politically. We need a visible and forcible resistance threat and I don’t see that happening yet and I will continue to sound the alarm until I do. We have yet to match the intensity of the communists, and until we do … we are losing.

    • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 12:30 pm

      No problem with resistance. No problem with defense, even lethal defense.

      Big problems with other rhetoric.

      • Cluster July 30, 2021 / 12:36 pm

        So you have no problem with “lethal defense” … but it’s the rhetoric that offends you. No offense, but I really don’t understand that. And re: rhetoric, remember it was Clinton in the 90’s who knew that if you control the language, you can control the narrative and then the policy, so in that sense I say we need more insurrectionist rhetoric and pushback on the language.

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 1:05 pm

        Oh, give it a rest and go stroke your gun barrel and calm down. But please do not drag this blog into the muck of “insurrectionist rhetoric”. There is a definition for the word “insurrection” and it is the effort to overthrow a government through the use of violence. Interesting that you now finally openly support rhetoric supporting or advocating this. Fine. Just don’t taint this blog or its other participants with it.

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 1:15 pm

        You claim that it’s the rhetoric that “offends” me.

        (1) Nice try at shifting my response into the “feels” column of responses. Typical.
        (2) Your effort to engage in discourse about language is a mess. I am far more serious and knowledgeable about the use of language by the Left and power of co-opting language than you are, and far more coherent about discussing it. If you want to fight back against Leftist use of language, do so. It would be a nice change. But you are purposely using, and then defending, clearly stated and defined language, on your own, to express your own beliefs and desires, and that has nothing to do with Bill Clinton or the Left or any such thing.

        Look at the logical sequence of your own words in a very short space: if you control the language, you can control the narrative and then the policy, so in that sense I say we need more insurrectionist rhetoric This is a statement that more “insurrectionist rhetoric” would by your example “control the narrative and then the policy” and you think we need more of this, which is a statement that you think we need more narrative, and more policy, focused on overturning the government with violence.

        Just like with Leftists, if you can push the discourse far enough the truth comes out.

      • Cluster July 30, 2021 / 7:24 pm

        No I am not advocating anything resembling violent overthrow. That could actually never happen. But we need to be much more forceful in controlling the language, hence the narrative, hence the policy. Look I am far from a violent man and pray this country does not devolve into civil war, but that is the path the Left is pushing us down. Americans will only take so much abuse. My hope is that more men and women of prominence really draw the line in the sand verbally and mean it. If they did, and had that courage, tens of millions would have their back and we could then be a force. Right now we are not. Sometimes you have to out bully the bully. And my bottom line worry is that China has far too much control over our country.

      • Cluster July 30, 2021 / 7:30 pm

        And a good line in the sand right now would be opening elementary schools nationwide with no mask mandates. What the government is doing to our children is child abuse and we need to call that out.

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 10:00 pm

        The only way to control the language is to have at a platform that gives us at the very least equal access to the public.

        The Left did not achieve its current level of influence and control through violence—it got where it is now by controlling the narrative, which it accomplished by controlling the most influential media. They control the medium of television and the medium of print, and these are the media that give them the most access to the consciousness of the public. They control the mostly subliminal messaging of the entertainment medium, and if it were not for radio they would have lmost no pushback in the media in general.

        We can fight this, if we first realize the nature of the battle and then get focused on fighting it. That means (1) acquiring a powerful communication platform and (2) having a tightly organized leakproof focused long-term plan and putting it into play. I don’t see an effort to do either of these things. We are fighting a Goliath with little nibbles at its heels, with talk shows and podcasts and Fox opinion shows, and these do help keep some energy alive among the Right, but they are not enough to seriously challenge the stranglehold of the Left on what the public is told.

        As much as I liked Donald Trump as president I really wish he would drop 2024 ambitions and focus on acquiring a major medium platform and then hiring the kind of staff that could actually make a difference.

        The only way to fight the language wars is with language, and the only way to deal with the various media ganging up to savage and lie about every conservative and every action by every conservative is to have an alternative voice that is just as accessible and just as loud as what the Left has now.

      • Amazona July 30, 2021 / 10:08 pm

        70 million people (at least) voted for Donald Trump. A dollar a month from each of them would be 70 million dollars a month to help fund a conservative network. Some of us would happily put in $100 a month if it would go to such a good cause, if it were run right, making advertising revenue immaterial, at least till advertisers started to weigh the benefits of a loyal conservative buying block vs a snarling cancel culture Leftist block with only a small percentage of it truly politically committed. A dollar a month from 70 million people is 840 million dollars a year, enough to make a difference. Surely someone could put together a fund raiser like this and make it possible for the Right to develop a voice.

  17. Amazona July 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm

    As mask resistance builds, the Left is coming up with a backup to Covid panic:

    Schumer warns global warming will be worse than the pandemic.

    “COVID was horrible. But if we do nothing on climate, starting within a few short years from now, each year will be worse than COVID, and each year will be worse than the previous year,” Schumer said.

    So they are trying to tie Covid panic to AGW panic, while also tying Covid to Trump, and will no doubt circle back to try to tie Trump to AGW—-it’s all a big circle (fill in the blank) designed to keep Americans panicky and off balance and eager to have the Dems rush in and and save the day.

    • Retired Spook July 30, 2021 / 4:21 pm

      is a “short” year the same as a dog year? Asking for a friend.

      The Left has been making similar claims for nearly 40 short years. At some point (long past) they lost any modicum of credibility.

    • Cluster July 30, 2021 / 7:59 pm

      But it’s also likely the precursor to climate change lock downs, travel restrictions, etc. ie; another step towards communism.

  18. Amazona July 31, 2021 / 1:27 am

    This interview is a good example of what I meant when I said that forcing a Dem into a linear conversation destroys his or her ability to play the word games Dems resort to:

    VIDEO: Watch Fleebagger Texas Democrat Get Destroyed by Simple Questions On Voter ID and Voting Rates

    After her encounter Thursday with Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, (Texas Democrat) Thompson may wish she’d stayed in Texas. The South Carolina Republican asked Thompson a series of straightforward questions about what you need an ID to do in Texas and elsewhere — board a chartered plane as the Democrats did and get inside the U.S. House chamber where that hearing took place are among them — and how many people of various backgrounds support voter ID.

    This is what it takes—an orderly linear series of questions. You can’t get that on a talk show, not unless you have Mr. Hold Button working for you, but if you can herd a Dem into a linear discussion his evasions are not possible.

  19. Cluster July 31, 2021 / 7:57 am

    Well, well, well …. it looks as though my opinion is shared by many others … they are prepared to draw the line in the sand, and they are not snickering

    Nearly half of Republicans believe there will be a time soon where ‘patriotic Americans’ will ‘have to take the law into their own hands,’ according to a new poll. The YouGov survey for George Washington University found that 47% of Republicans surveyed agreed with the statement there will be a time coming when ‘patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.’ Just 9% of Democrats agreed with that same conclusion, in a shocking difference of opinion on partisan political influence on laws in the United States. More than half of Republicans – 55% – also supported the use of force to ‘preserve the traditional American way of life. Just 15% of Democrats supported the use of force to preserve the nation’s values. Those survey questions were part of a larger survey about American attitudes and confidence toward elections in the wake of the results 2020 election.

    Now let me of course preface this … these are last resort measures and if a force is needed to restore this country, the level of that force will be a direct correlation to how strong the WOKE communist Democrats resist. All options on the table. I will say this makes my heart smile this morning. This country is not lost yet.

    • Retired Spook July 31, 2021 / 9:01 am

      Just 15% of Democrats supported the use of force to preserve the nation’s values.

      That pretty much tells you everything you need to know, although they should have followed up with the question, do you support the use of force to “change” the nations values? I’ll bet the numbers would have been quite different.

    • Amazona July 31, 2021 / 9:33 am

      I understand that you want to use this poll to support your position of belligerence and likely violence, but I don’t see it that way. There is no indication at all that 55% of Republicans would agree with you, because the wording of the poll is so vague the questions really don’t get a true picture of either side interviewed.

      And I keep coming back to that awkward question no one wants to answer, about the proposed use of force, which is “proactive or reactive”? That is, do you storm the citadel and take the king captive or do you fight back when the king sends his troops after you? That’s a pretty significant difference, and one that has to be carefully considered before blurting out a generic “yeah, I’d support the use of force to preserve the traditional American way of life”. We also need a definition of the word “force”. Does it mean showing up with an armed militia, or does it mean pushing through a door as Libs are trying to close it to keep you out of the room while ballots are being counted? Does it mean throwing bricks at police officers or middle-aged and elderly people strolling through the Capitol taking selfies?

      What about the phrase “…the use of force to ‘preserve the traditional American way of life”? Meaningless without context. The next sentence helps explain this: Just 15% of Democrats supported the use of force to preserve the nation’s values. A general, non-specific question like this is wholly dependent on the filters of those questioned—in this case (1) the definition of “force”: (2) the definition of “the nation’s values”: (3) the personal allegiance to the country and respect for those values. In other words, does this question address the willingness to use “force” (undefined as to type and degree) or does it refer to how much American values mean to the person responding?

      I see the poll does not define “taking the law into your own hands”. What does that mean? The meaning varies depending on political alignment. So to a Dem, a governor or mayor of a sanctuary city or state is not taking the law into his own hands when he defies federal law and even engages in obstruction of justice to block arrest of illegal aliens. To a Dem, a rioter burning down a building, or even trying to kill federal employees by blocking exits and then setting the building on fire, is not “taking the law into his own hands”. To Dems, violating the Constitution to achieve a desired goal is not taking the law into their own hands.

      Republicans, on the other hand, tend to have a more narrow view of what is “the law” and to have any meaning a survey has to understand this and provide context, to make sure that all respondents are responding to the same concept of what the question means.

      So a Republican is more likely to see relatively passive resistance to what he considers tyranny as “taking the law into his own hands”—for example, refusing to wear a mask, or having a lot of people over for Grandma’s birthday, or serving people in a restaurant or bar when the officials said this was against the law. A Republican thinks he is taking the law into his own hands when he crosses a street in the middle of the block, or doesn’t turn in his high-capacity magazine. So yeah, I’m a Republican and I would take the law into my own hands by refusing to provide the government with a list of weapons I own, but I would not try to burn down a building after locking people inside, an act which seems to be acceptable to most Dems.

      It’s all fine and good to spin this response to imply that Republicans are more prone to violence, for example, than Dems, but without specifics and context these are meaningless questions and therefore meaningless answers.

      Is it against the law to block traffic? Yes, but Dems are fine with that. Is it against the law to burn down businesses? Yes, but that’s fine with Dems. Is it against the law to discriminate for or against people based on their skin color or ethnic heritage? Yes, it’s a violation of federal law, and the Dems are openly and actively engaging in this. Would a Dem woman get an abortion even if it were illegal in her state? No question about it. Yet “…just 9% of Democrats agreed…..there will be a time coming when ‘patriotic Americans have to take the law into their own hands.” This question is meaningless to people who are already supporting taking the law into their own hands. But the spin is supposed to be that Republicans are somehow more volatile, more dangerous—or, depending on your personal bias, more ready to take up arms—because they say they can see a time when breaking a law might be called for. Resistance to gun grabbing would be an excellent example of that.

      The Daily Mail, a Leftist publication in another, increasingly Liberal, country, editorializes by explaining that this survey really means a shocking difference of opinion on partisan political influence on laws in the United States. Yes, it does, but not in the way the Mail implies. The true “shocking difference” is not a political divide between who would break laws and who would not, but between who are already dismissing laws as not applying to them and therefore of no consideration vs those who acknowledge laws but could see a future possibility of breaking one or more of them.

      And, again, the only meaning this could have would be a definition of which laws, and by how much and what kind of “force”.

      • Amazona July 31, 2021 / 9:55 am

        Here you go—-an example of some Republican advocating taking the law into our own hands and ignoring the CDC. (OK, technically it’s not a law, just an edict from an overreaching federal agency run by unelected bureaucrats who think they get to bypass Congress and make their own laws, like other federal agencies do, but….)

        Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said during a Fox News interview on Thursday that Americans should ignore the latest and ever-changing Covid guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which he argued has been “politicized … from pressure from the administration.”

        He comes right out and says it, that radical scofflaw obviously just half a step away from picking up an ASSAULT RIFLE and jamming in a 100-round “clip” and he “draws a line in the sand” : “… you shouldn’t comply with any more lockdowns or any more mandates, none of it.””

      • Retired Spook July 31, 2021 / 10:20 am

        Excellent analysis. You make a lot of good points that I hadn’t thought of.

        The American patriots of the late 18th century did not use force until the King’s troops came to take away their guns. That is and always has been my ultimate line in the sand. But in modern America, the lines are a bit blurrier than in April 1775. The government, under a Democrat administration, is not going to send troops or even squads of federal law enforcement after our guns. They are going to come at us through the back door; change the law to allow gun manufacturers to be sued out of business. Tax ammo out of the reach of most Americans, restrict the type and capacity of firearms available to the general public, and allow attrition to gradually eliminate the number of guns in circulation by convincing the children of gun owners that guns are evil, and they should turn them into the government when their parents die. They’ve already accomplished this last part to a great extent.

        Right now only one side is engaged in organized political violence, and, as you say, they have no qualms about it, and the political leaders who should be condemning it are, instead, bailing the perpetrators out of jail. Sooner or later something in that equation has to change. Quite frankly, I’m a bit surprised that a bunch of former special forces guys haven’t formed a secret society to begin to eliminate the leaders of groups like ANTIFA and BLM. Maybe I’ve read too many spy novels and action thrillers.

      • Amazona August 1, 2021 / 9:11 am

        I, too, would not be surprised—or upset—that a hit squad had been formed to do what law enforcement wont’t regarding the paid thugs who instigate violence.
        But there are other ways to stop the rioting.

        George Soros, a known and convicted international criminal, was still given US citizenship. That citizenship can be revoked if he is found guilty of supporting ant-American and/or criminal behavior, and if not a citizen he would have a much harder time contributing to American politics. I believe payments could be traced back to him by an FBI that wanted to do so. Professional instigators could be tagged at the scene with a variety of taggants—infrared or powders that glow under blacklight just name a couple., If it were my turn to run the FBI I’d tag the agitators and follow them to airports or bus or train stations and arrest them there. And/or follow them to other cities to put together proof that they have engaged in interstate terrorism. Slapping terrorism and other federal charges on them would get some to reveal who pays them, and the money trail could be followed, if not directly to Soros then at least far enough to interrupt the financial supply chain and throw some people in federal prison.

        This is not hard. There is just not only a lack of political will, this kind of action is in opposition to the political power now in charge.

        As for gun control in its various manifestations, once again this is a political problem. If laws are changed to allow gun manufacturers to be sued, then make laws allowing gun manufacturers and citizens to sue legislators personally for violations of constitutional rights and civil rights. Accountability. Make them have some skin in the game. That’s the same concept as making the oath of office binding—-linking actions to accountability.

        And remember—legislation is fluid. A law made is a law that can be unmade—if the political will and power are there.

  20. Amazona August 1, 2021 / 3:15 pm

    The symptoms for (the delta variant) are most similar to that of a bad cold, said Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London

    “COVID is also acting differently now,” Spector said in a briefing last week, CNBC reported. “It’s more like a bad cold in this younger population and people don’t realize that and that hasn’t come across in any of the government information.”

    This is why the Panic Porn industry only talks about it being highly contagious but never about how sick you are likely to get if you get it. Other descriptions I have read don’t even say it is similar to a BAD cold, but refer to a mild cough and “the sniffles”—in other words, my life six months out of every year.

  21. Amazona August 1, 2021 / 4:05 pm

    Low information voters are hearing what they have been conditioned to hear, lies about everything from January 6th to election integrity. Like jurisdictional courthouses across the land–all the way up to the Supreme Court–they are not interested in delving too deeply, or at all, into what happened on Election Day 2020.

    As night falls, unlike committed leftists who glory in the alleged coup, LIVs might experience brief pangs of worry. They’ve heard things through inadvertent backchannels: was the election stolen?

    They are not the heart of the new Democrat Socialist Party. Those people have plenty of information, and are looking to control the flow of information. Those people know how bad things are getting, and why it has to get bad: to bring down existentially racist, capitalist America as founded.

    No, the low-information voter, content with a faux understanding of the way things are, is a pawn in the game. While there is such a thing as a Republican LIV, Democrat LIVs round out the base of the Democrat Party. Lose them, and Democrats would never win again.

    The great Rush Limbaugh often used the term “low-information voter” on his show to describe masses who are only exposed to liberal viewpoints and are thus woefully misinformed and in lazy lockstep with cultural liberalism. They are spoon-fed, undernourished people who have been propagandized into a mode of reactionary anti-Americanism.

    Interestingly, unlike confirmed socialists who are ideologically honest, they think they love America, and at the same time may describe themselves as “not really political.” But the vision of this nation they think they love is a media-crafted abomination.

    They’re pretty sure they don’t want open borders, but would never vote for a Republican Freedom Caucus member who advocates for sane immigration policy. They regard shills like Chuck Todd as credible journalists. They perceive politicians like Maxine Waters as “out there,” but essentially sympathetic. They hopefully cling to the idea that Biden won, despite mounting evidence the lays the question on every kitchen table in the nation.

    There is only one way to deal with the low information voter: Give him information.

    And because he has been conditioned to be afraid of certain sources of information, like Fox or radio commentary, we will have to find a platform that hasn’t yet been demonized, and then work hard and fast and effectively to start getting good, appealing and digestible information out there before the Left has had time to completely demonize it, as well.

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