The Abortion Lie Crumbles

So, the Supreme Court refused to block the implementation of Texas’ mild restriction on abortion and the Left is having a meltdown over it. It really is their sacrament – and, truth be told, they have to treat it as one. If there is a lie which underpins all other lies on the Left, it is “abortion on demand”. Reasonable people can disagree over whether or not abortion should be legal and under what circumstances, but “abortion on demand” (and the US is only one of about six nations which has it) is an absurdity on its face. To say that no other consideration should enter into the question of aborting a child other than the mother’s desire is ridiculous.

For one thing, there is a father involved – and abortion on demand cuts him out while leaving him 100% on the hook if the woman decides not to have an abortion. This is something which bothered me even in the days of my pro-choice youth: why should a guy be on the hook if the girl, on her own, can decide to kill the child? I always looked at it in that sense and it was what eventually led me to the pro-life position: a question of simple fairness. If abortion is legal – if it is a right – then it is a human right and the male can decide to abort as well as the female. But, none of that, right? Woman aborts and she’s a hero…guy decides he doesn’t want to have a child and he’s a dead beat dad.

But let’s leave that aside and get to the crux of the matter. The reason abortion must be unrestricted is because if it isn’t then an element of personal responsibility is injected. If under some circumstances the child cannot be disposed of at whim then the entire picture changes and people have to start thinking again.

Now, the Left would tell you that until they graciously came along and liberated women with divorce, birth control and abortion, it was a nightmare time of women being mere breeders for arrogant and cruel men. That women had no rights and could never refuse a man sexual activity. This is all made up drivel, of course. And it was made up very early on by the first crusaders for divorce and birth control and they made the stories up because they needed a hook to get the Ruling Class to go along with it…and there is nothing which will please a Ruling Class more than someone telling them that the peasants are stupid and need to be protected and guided by the Ruling Class.

The story put out was that the poor population was out of control and breeding too much and in order to fix this, they needed to be instructed about sex and given birth control otherwise they would just breed, breed, breed their way to disaster. They seriously held to the view that poor people didn’t know where babies come from. That they couldn’t put two and two together after a while and figure out that shortly after a bit of sweaty action, the woman would often come up pregnant. Like poor people were sitting in their slum with 14 kids roaming around and dad and mom just flabbergasted about how she got pregnant for the 15th time.

This is seriously the underlying intellectual level we’re talking here. This sort of intellect is what supports abortion on demand.

But it is what they held and what they hold today – and it is a lie. It is a lie that human beings are mere animals who have no way to control their sexual appetite and no means of thinking about whom to have sex with and when. And that is what they are afraid of losing, at bottom. They desperately cling to abortion on demand because if it goes, then a whole series of lies goes with it. There isn’t much difference, after all, in telling a woman to just have an abortion and telling a person that they can’t get ahead because they are the victims of racism or what have you. No abortion and no CRT (as it were) and all of a sudden whether or not you’ll have kids and a successful life is entirely up to you. And if people start rising to the challenge of personal responsibility and finding that they can defer children without abortion and succeed in life in spite of the odd jerk, then the entire Leftist project is over.

52 thoughts on “The Abortion Lie Crumbles

  1. jdge1 September 2, 2021 / 10:05 am

    That kind of sums up much the left. In fact, it’s pretty much the mantra for many industries that create and grow perpetual situations for becoming self-sustaining, which includes most all big government. I know a public social worker who came right out and said her office which employees many like her, simply shuffles paper work and intentionally keep cases open, which is really a major disservice to both her clients and the taxpayer. The lie doesn’t matter, only that people are led to believe; “We’re doing this for the good of xyz (make up reasons or benefactors).”

  2. jdge1 September 2, 2021 / 10:06 am

    There are many reasons why COVID is a big lie, perpetuated in part by big pharma, both directly and indirectly (payoffs). Few people understand the dynamics that big pharma works under and how they sustain their profits, which comes in large part from new patented drugs. When the patent runs out, they need something to continue their monopolies generating massive money in short time. This article from Harvard University (yeah, surprising they sometimes do tell the truth) points out one of the big misconceptions about these so called “new drugs”.

    • jdge1 September 2, 2021 / 10:15 am

      For those who might know, a few billionaires like Bill Gates are heavily invested in pharmaceuticals.

      The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. and the Medicine & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the U.K. The Gates Foundation also owns shares in Pfizer and BioNTech, raising questions about corruption in the FDA and IHMA, both of which appear to have given Pfizer’s COVID shot preferential treatment despite overwhelming safety concerns and questionable effectiveness.

      The Gates Foundation is also a primary funder of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which was responsible for the grossly inaccurate modeling that led to several governors ordering COVID patients to be sent into nursing homes.

      Follow the money.

      • Cluster September 2, 2021 / 11:41 am

        Follow the money.

        That is exactly where the answer lies.

      • Amazona September 2, 2021 / 12:52 pm

        Look at who made money thanks to the Covid shut-downs: Amazon, UPS and FedEx. Force people to stay in their houses and shop online while taking huge donations from the companies that will benefit—-but no corruption to see here, folks.

        It’s just a big coinky-dink that the Left is so heavily funded by these companies and Big Pharma and at the same time imposing Draconian rules that let these industries make billions and billions of dollars.

        When the heavy hand of Big Government can and does determine which businesses flourish and which go under, there is something seriously wrong.

        Yes, it does come back to Follow the Money—and Follow the Power.

  3. Cluster September 2, 2021 / 11:40 am

    Woman aborts and she’s a hero…guy decides he doesn’t want to have a child and he’s a dead beat dad.

    Excellent observation.

    … and there is nothing which will please a Ruling Class more than someone telling them that the peasants are stupid and need to be protected and guided by the Ruling Class.

    Well the Left has spent the last 20 to 30 years dumbing down education and creating stupid people, so there is that. I think it should also be mentioned that the same people who repeatedly warn us about the dangers of white supremacy, failed to see the massive hurricane and rainfall headed their way. So who are the stupid people? Asking for a friend.

  4. Cluster September 2, 2021 / 11:46 am

    As the media decides to go wall to wall coverage on the hurricane and flooding, quite a few CA school children remained trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Just thought I would mention it. Please wear your masks /sarc

    • Amazona September 2, 2021 / 12:46 pm

      It’s kind of interesting to see a rift between left-wing PETA and the Biden administration

      • Cluster September 2, 2021 / 5:11 pm

        There’s a chance they will start to eat their own.

  5. Cluster September 2, 2021 / 11:58 am

    Just saw a quote from Lou Holtz that crystallizes the problem America faces. When asked what he saw as the main difference between football players today and 50 years ago, he said:

    “Today, players talk about rights and privileges. 50 years ago, players talked about responsibilities and obligations”

    That is beautifully said. Lou Holtz was one of the greatest college coaches of all time primarily because he taught players about life, not just football. They loved him for it, and they won.

  6. Cluster September 2, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    From the YCMTSU file

    Progressives are bemoaning governments intrusion into women’s health care while at the same time, promoting vaccine mandates for everyone.

    My body, my choice. Right?

  7. Amazona September 2, 2021 / 12:35 pm

    “…if people start rising to the challenge of personal responsibility and finding that they can defer children without abortion and succeed in life in spite of the odd jerk, then the entire Leftist project is over.”

    That’s an excellent observation. It is the fear of people assuming responsibility for their own lives, and being able to solve their own problems without the heavy hand of Big Brother controlling things, that drives the Left.

    (In a way, the refusal to acknowledge the superiority of naturally acquired immunity to Covid falls into that category—-it defies the narrative that the only protection or solution to any problem can and therefore MUST come through the government.)

    The other aspect of removing federal control over abortions is the dreaded specter of allowing people to make decisions on their own about what they want. All Roe does is strip the ability of states, and therefore of the people, to vote on what they find acceptable. This cannot be tolerated. The Central Authority MUST have the power.

  8. Amazona September 2, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    Dick Morris is probably echoing other talking heads as he claims the new SCOTUS ruling allowing the State of Texas to vote on its own rules is going to be a “catastrophe for the GOP”. The article cites the statistic “Recent polling suggests that 74% of the American voters support keeping abortion legal.” But that’s not the poll that matters. What should matter is a poll on how many Americans think we should be governed by our Constitution.

    I am sure the GOP will contribute to the narrative by failing to point out that the SCOTUS ruling was not about abortion but about the Constitutional structure of state sovereignty. If there was ever a time for clear, direct and constant messaging, this is it.

    I got caught up in a very interesting conversation with a man the other day who had never heard the Constitutional argument against Roe. He is 60, a formerly married man with children who was a Mormon bishop, who walked away from all that to come out of the closet as a gay man. He is smart, and thinks of himself as smart and perceptive, yet he voted against Trump because he thought Trump was irrational (not on policies) and we had a great discussion because we disagreed on a lot of things bur remained friendly and mutually respectful.

    This is the kind of person I think can be reached with discussions about structure and not about issues. He said he has told his gay friends that he supports the right of a baker to not bake a cake for a gay wedding, for example. I got the impression that when he had actually picked a topic to think about he would probably come up with the right conclusion. He was surprised when I told him the conservative argument against Roe was not about killing babies but about the 10th Amendment. He knows and supports the concept of the 10th Amendment but had never heard it applied to Roe, and when I analyzed Roe in terms of the amendment he got it. When I cited the argument that the Roe decision was made on “the emanantion of the penumbra” of an unstated right, he nearly fell out of his chair. He quickly rephrased this important decision, saying “in other words it was based on a perception of an emanation of a vague aura around an unstated and undefined right?” and looked stunned by the information.

    Now we are in the position of defending this latest SCOTUS decision not on the grounds of whether abortion should be legal or allowed, but simply on the grounds of whether or not the federal government should be allowed to override state sovereignty. It’s a compelling argument if we are capable of making it.

    And it should be made NOW, repeatedly and without faltering, because it is likely the Court may have to rule on something closer to Roe and we should be proactive in establishing the true foundation of the argument, instead of letting the Left establish the narrative and then being reduced to saying “Huh-uh, that’s not it”.

  9. Amazona September 2, 2021 / 2:29 pm

    One argument I never hear made against abortion is that of conflict of interest.

    We understand that a judge, for example, can’t rule in a situation in which he can benefit from the decision. But we seem to be happy with letting the one person who will benefit by not having to go through a pregnancy also make the decision to end it by ending the life of the other person in the equation.

    • Amazona September 2, 2021 / 9:32 pm

      Predictable hissy fits about the SCOTUS ruling, with the nonstop parroting of the sinister-sounding phrase “shadow court”.

      There was this: Professor Ziegler emphasized, however, that the decision did not fulfill the overall goal of the anti-abortion movement: a formal reversal of Roe v. Wade. That would open the door for possible federal action to criminalize abortion even in blue states that don’t want to.

      Mary Ziegler is a professor of law, but still doesn’t seem to understand that the only way there could be “federal action to criminalize abortion” would be to repeat the mistake made in passing Roe in the first place—that is, to let the federal government assume authority not delegated to it. Her ignorance of the law and of the Constitution is stunning, yet no real surprise given the deterioration of our educational system, which now puts people who don’t know anything in charge of teaching so we can count on future generations which also don’t know anything.

    • Amazona September 2, 2021 / 9:20 pm

      I’ve got an entry of my own for your YCMTSU file.

      Candace Owens was in Aspen and wanted to get a Covid test before going to an event, and the smug self-satisfied test nazi at the testing site refused to administer the test because Candace.

      That’s it—because Candace. Because of her political beliefs. (Personally, I think it was because she’s black. After all, Aspen is the whitest place in the world, from the people to the snow to the nose candy.)

      The hateful, spiteful yet smugly confident of her moral superiority manager of the testing facility bragged about her hissy fit in a grammatically incorrect self-congratulatory email. Candace, of course, called her on it. The Left scurried in to add to the pile of mental and emotional excrement left by this Suzanna Lee, with this gem as an example:

      Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast
      Replying to

      Oh, Candace, honey

      She didn’t refuse you service because of your politics

      She refused you service because you’re an awful human being

      Well, this alleged lawyer claims to be all about “civil rights” (for some people, anyway) and seems to be happy with having people refused medical attention if he doesn’t like them. Sooo inclusive. Sooo tolerant.

      So who’s next? Denying testing to Christians? Jews? Other black people? Or just Republicans?

      Can’t get out of this state fast enough.

      • Retired Spook September 3, 2021 / 8:03 am

        What’s funny, in a sad, pathetic sort of way, is that 100 years ago the same people (same mindset but dressed in white sheets and hoods back then) would have called someone like Candace Ownes an “uppity black,” and probably would have lynched her. I’m looking forward more and more to the reckoning that’s inevitably coming, because this kind of behavior toward other people simply because you don’t like their politics has to end.

      • Amazona September 3, 2021 / 8:53 am

        There should be a loud outcry from the Right calling this smug self-satisfied person a racist.

        At the very least, a bigot. It’s time to bring that word back. It has fallen into disuse because “racist” seems to play better to the lemmings, but “bigot” is, I think, stronger and applies to a wider range of discrimination based on the false assumption of superiority.

      • Cluster September 3, 2021 / 8:19 am

        I saw this reported last night and it is more than shameful, and really hard to believe but isn’t it proof positive that “Covid protocols” have nothing to do with protecting peoples health? It’s 100% political, so we need to thank these morons for exposing themselves and make sure that everyone in this country hears this story. Oh and it’s probably racist, so there is that angle too. And I am loving listening to progressive women cry about not being able to kill their babies after 6 weeks anymore, and of course joined by their non binary boyfriends.

  10. Retired Spook September 3, 2021 / 12:06 pm

    How exact a science is economics? Not very.

    • Cluster September 3, 2021 / 1:47 pm

      Well it’s not as if jobs are not available. Everyday, many businesses are begging people to come to work and often times offering financial incentives. Some businesses are even closing during the day due to labor shortages and yet yesterday I saw a sign at a McDonald’s offering a $300 sign on bonus and $14/hr to start and yet right across the street was an abled bodied unkept young man panhandling. No kidding, that’s the current state of America.

      • Amazona September 3, 2021 / 2:47 pm

        No kidding, that’s the current state of America as designed and created by the Left. The panhandler has been getting more from the government to not work than he would be making at McDonald’s and the freedom to hang around trying to mooch even more money from productive people is just a bonus.

        My local Subway shop has cut its hours by nearly half, because they can’t find people to work. I’d be happy to sit down with one of those PhD economists and illustrate how this translates into about half as much revenue, with nearly the same overhead of rent and utilities, and how that translates into less tax revenue, and how that translates into the Left hiking taxes to try to make up for the lost revenue and how that decreases productivity even more, and how that means people can’t buy new houses and cars and refrigerators and so. I could do this with a #2 pencil and a legal pad—except the first time he mewled some Leftist nonsense I’m afraid the pointy end of the pencil would be shoved into his eye.

      • Cluster September 3, 2021 / 3:56 pm

        I could do this with a #2 pencil and a legal pad

        hahahaha yes but could you turn that into a tik tok video?

    • Amazona September 3, 2021 / 2:50 pm

      From your link: its emphasis, not mine

      The Russian retreat from Afghanistan was a script the United States failed to follow. The Russians left in an orderly manner and left no one behind. The images of the hapless United States under the demented leadership of Alzheimer’s Biden and his feckless national security team will haunt us for more than a generation. Russia is rebuilding. America is in chaos

  11. Retired Spook September 3, 2021 / 3:56 pm

    Another great article about Ivermectin.

    The revelation of this CDC guidance demonstrates that ivermectin is not some obscure drug, much less an animal drug that was used one time for humans in Africa many years ago. The agency feels it is needed today in most parts of the world. To suggest that it is not safe is a scandalous lie. Perhaps doctors will have to start punching in the prescription code for abortion or suggest it’s for an Afghan refugee in order to get the prescription filled:

  12. Amazona September 3, 2021 / 4:21 pm

    “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said on the 14-minute call (with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani)

    “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture,” he added

    Biden then offered aid if Ghani could agree to this.

    An explicit request to lie followed by an offer to pay for the lie. Too bad this isn’t an impeachable offense.

    • Retired Spook September 3, 2021 / 4:50 pm

      Too bad this isn’t an impeachable offense.

      Trump was impeached — TWICE — for a lot less!

      • Amazona September 3, 2021 / 6:35 pm

        Exactly. Trump didn’t ask a president to lie to make him look better, and didn’t offer to pay off the other president to do so.

        I think Joe is realizing, as much as he can comprehend anything, that being president means a lot more scrutiny. As a Senator he’d get called out on something but he was one of 100 Senators and his antics kind of blended into the background. As VP his job was mostly to keep Obama safe, as no one would take out Obama if that would mean getting Joe. But the president is up there alone, no one to hide behind, and he and his team seem stunned by the level and depth of scrutiny he gets on everything. He, and they, seem baffled and ticked off by the attention.

  13. Cluster September 4, 2021 / 8:40 am

    Did y’all see Blinken’s last presser??? He actually said he “hopes the Taliban will be more inclusive in their governance” … of for the love of God these people are just too stupid to breathe. Also, Biden admitted on that phone call with Ghani, that reality doesn’t matter … it’s the perception and that was a huge Freudian slip because isn’t that what the Democrat party is all about?? Aided and abetted by the media, the Democrats entire agenda is about perception and every bit of it is completely detached from reality.

  14. Cluster September 4, 2021 / 8:57 am

    Well now we know why Democrat men have such respect for the Taliban …

    U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as ‘brides’ or otherwise sexually abused. U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been presented to authorities as the ‘wives’ of much older men.

    I am sure Clinton, Biden, and Cuomo are super jealous

    • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 9:08 am

      That’s disgusting.

      • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 12:28 pm

        This is only the latest example of American policies leading to and enabling sex trafficking. Notice the complete lack of Agenda Media coverage of the practice of Mexican drug cartels expanding their business models to include human trafficking by charging people to bring them to the United States, and the corollary business of forcing young women and girls and many young boys into sex slavery through their contacts with them and control over them.

        The government of the United States is deeply involved in the sex slave trade, through its various policies which enable and even encourage the human trafficking by drug cartels, yet the Agenda Media are steadfastly silent on the subject.

        This may be the dirtiest of many deeply disgusting secrets of this administration.

  15. Cluster September 4, 2021 / 9:10 am

    I usually don’t pay attention to drivel like this, but this made me laugh:

    Angelina Jolie has claimed she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’, including her children, during her marriage to Brad Pitt. The actress, 46, said her experiences while in a relationship with the fellow Hollywood A-lister, 57, had made her realise the importance of children’s rights. When asked to elaborate further she said she ‘can’t speak about’ the situation due to ongoing custody proceedings.

    Yea I am sure Brad was a real menace hahahaha. When asked to elaborate … “she couldn’t” and isn’t that so typical of a progressive piece of shit? The allegation is all that matters to these losers. Angelina is an over botoxed bitch … nothing more. I don’t even find her that attractive. Jennifer Aniston on the other hand is a genuinely beautiful woman.

    • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 11:50 am

      I’m guessing that Angie is realizing that a lot of her status depended on her relationship with Brad, and now she is slipping off the A-List and needs some attention–preferably the kind of attention that elevates her and diminishes him. The thing is, during that “horrible” marriage she was a multi-millionaire with multiple homes, a career that should have continued to support her and her family, and had a large public platform from which to get emotional support. So she was hardly trapped with no place to go and no options but to remain with the monster—with whom she continued to add to the size of this “threatened” family.

      Funny how abuse accusations pop up in custody battles.

      Hollywood hysterics usually call for some evaluation. For example, I am an NCIS fan and liked the Abby character on the original series. so was a little alarmed when she quit and her reason was that she couldn’t risk being “attacked again” at work. It sounded, in context, as if a fellow cast member had attacked her, with the implication of sexual advances. But it turned out that Mark Harmon, who had rescued a pit bull (and whose on-show character has defended them as a breed and even rescued one) brought it to work with him and it either bit or somehow threatened or scared the actress. Harmon took the dog back to a trainer for additional training, but the actress walked off the show because he then brought the dog back to work with him. Her melodramatic posturing, which carefully omitted any reference to a dog, especially during the same period another actress claimed that an actor on the show had made some sort of vague but offensive comment to her that was then characterized as sexual harassment, created the impression of the show being a hotbed of attacks on women cast members.

      Perette (the Abby character) went on to….not much. And the vague accusation against Michael Weatherby faded away because it was so obviously bogus and an effort to ride the Me Too movement to some kind of payoff or fame.

    • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 11:52 am

      … made her realize the importance of children’s rights.

      I wonder how she feels about abortion. I have a feeling her concern over the rights of children doesn’t include the basic right live denied to the unborn unfortunate enough to be conceived by pathologically selfish females. (I can’t bring myself to call them “women”).

      • Cluster September 4, 2021 / 12:26 pm

        I wonder how she feels about abortion.

        Oh I think we know the answer to that and good point

  16. Cluster September 4, 2021 / 9:26 am

    The liberal media is in full 24/7 hyper ventilating melt down mode over the “heart beat” law. Never under estimate their desire to kill people. Oh and that new booster shot is available, and please wear your mask /sarc

    Update: 100% of abortion supporters, were never aborted. Damn

    • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 9:35 am

      Never under estimate their desire to kill people.

      I doubt that we’ll ever know the number of people who have died prematurely, if not needlessly, because of the Democrat/media/big pharma conspiracy to prevent and/or extort doctors and pharmacies from prescribing alternative use of ultra-safe drugs like hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin. I suspect the number is in the tens, if not hundreds of thousands. “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.”

      • Cluster September 4, 2021 / 9:49 am

        And we have new wars to look forward too as well. The Pentagon and Raytheon are actively producing new bombs and toys to use and Biden and Liz Cheney will be killing unsuspecting Middle Easterners soon. They love doing that.

      • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 10:13 am

        I suspect, when those evil SOBs are on the receiving end of the killing, they won’t be so enthusiastic about it.

      • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 12:03 pm

        The problem is, when the killing starts it seldom affects those who enabled it in the first place. Whether it is elites in gated communities protected by armed guards after disarming the rest of us and refusing to jail or even prosecute violent criminals or innocent people targeted by terrorists, those who create the problems are usually insulated from the fallout.

      • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 11:59 am

        I am still hoping that someone will research your question. I would love to have it brought up during a Trump election campaign—that the Left was so intent on getting him out of office they sacrificed tens of millions of people just to avoid having him get credit for talking about successful treatments.

        And I would also love to see big, as in HUGE, lawsuits filed against doctors, pharmacists and governors who colluded to keep these treatments away from suffering people. I know someone whose doctor prescribed hydroxychloroquine and her pharmacist refused to fill the prescription. She, and her doctor, wanted her to use it as a prophylactic, so she didn’t die due to lack of treatment of an infection, but since when can a pharmacist legally override the decision of a doctor? And since when can the governor of a state refuse to allow a tested and approved and prescribed drug to be dispensed?

      • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 12:30 pm

        but since when can a pharmacist legally override the decision of a doctor? And since when can the governor of a state refuse to allow a tested and approved and prescribed drug to be dispensed?

        Since it interferes with their political and ideological agenda. Remember, ya gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet.

      • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 1:30 pm

        I keep waiting for legal challenges to the assumption of powers not delegated to the various offices, and it’s just…..crickets.

        Sadly, it may be that the only way to impose accountability on our officials is through the civil court system.

        If I were Candace Owens I would consider going after that smug Liberal bitch in Aspen for civil rights violations—discrimination based on class and race for starters.

        If no one wants to get embroiled in a lawsuit, especially where an elected official might be protected, then at least political groups in affected states should be putting together campaigns focusing on improper and possibly illegal abuses of power, when governors issue edicts that are far outside their areas of authority.

        I think attacks like this are probably more effective than shooting people—instead of one (if you are really good) bullet per person entire agencies can be taken down by clever political action. It may lack the visceral thrill of “Lock and Load” but I think in the long run it would be more productive.

      • Amazona September 5, 2021 / 10:28 am

        From an article on an ivermectin hoax:

        In the end, hydroxychloroquine turned out to actually have some efficacy against COVID, specifically when taken in the early stages. Studies have now shown that to be true. Yet, for almost a year, the media took a dump on the drug, possibly costing tens of thousands of lives in the process.

        But because the media are biased and so obsessed with politics over health, they are running the same playbook again. Now, to be clear, I don’t know if ivermectin has any benefit against COVID. There’s anecdotal evidence to that effect, but we’ll need to wait for actual studies on the matter. Regardless, the media’s behavior has once again been absolute garbage. The news industry and its army of re-tweeting, clapping seals should never be trusted. That goes double for health issues.

      • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 1:58 pm

        It may lack the visceral thrill of “Lock and Load” but I think in the long run it would be more productive.

        The problem with combatting Leftist radicals via the court system is three-fold. (1) They are better at using the courts than we are; (2) they are better funded than we are; and (3) even if we win, they live to fight another day. The Left’s one virtue (depending on your point of view) is that they NEVER, EVER GIVE UP. I don’t know how it’s going to play out, and with any luck, I won’t be around to see it, but I’d bet a month’s navy pension that they will not give us a choice. This current bunch is less patient than their parents and grandparents, and I don’t think they’re going to be satisfied carrying the incrementalism the Left has refined through the last century for another generation. I think a great many of them believe that they’re so close to the goal line that all they need is a final, violent thrust. Now that may mean that they end up doing something incredibly stupid, and that would be fine with me.

      • Amazona September 4, 2021 / 3:55 pm

        I agree, while at the same time coming to a different—not conclusion, but possibility.

        I agree about the enthusiasm of the younger people who are parroting the Leftist narratives, but not about their dedication to the cause. That is because their dedication is not to an ideology but to a juvenile rebellion against what they see as authority, coupled with the arrogance of youth that thinks it knows better because fewer years on the planet somehow convey wisdom. The Left tells them that they are just smarter than the Right, and that smugness is what is propelling them, not ideology or commitment to a cause they don’t even really realize exists, much less understand.

        I just read an article saying that the trans fad is really a search for an identity—we no longer have a society in which young people can find their personal identities through family or culture or accomplishment, much less through faith. But the need to feel that you are SOMETHING is inherent in human nature, and the trans movement satisfies that need in many young people.

        I think the same thing is true of the young Left in this country. Look at them, talk to them, ask them questions—they have no concept of the movement they are supporting, much less its true political ideology. They are still dangerous, because they carry the ability to vote in this ideology, but they are not ideologues. They are not committed to anything beyond the cheap thrill of sticking it to whatever has been identified for them as the Other. There is no foundation for their passion other than immaturity and emotion. The Left has correctly identified this need and is meeting it by creating narratives and situations that let these rootless young people feel connected and part of something important, even though the “important” part is illusion. They think they are fighting for justice, for righting wrongs. The self-identity of virtue and moral superiority is powerful and irresistible. and this is the prize the Left offers for being part of its mobs.

        But it’s thin and it’s fragile, and the opposing force is the fear of being seen as a fool. I cited the recent video of someone asking college girls if they had a good opinion of Kamala Harris, and they all did. When asked why, though, they fell apart, and had to admit they really had nothing upon which to base this feeling. I think they were embarrassed when they had to admit they knew nothing about her, yet had such high opinions of her.

        When we look at the Left in America, we can see distinct layers or types of supporters. I think the level of true ideologically committed is very very small, but it is the brain controlling the body. For example there are few actual committed Marxists but they have managed to drag hundreds of thousands of people into verbalizing support for Black Lives Matters because they have included the door prize of moral superiority. The layer of violent anarchists is not committed to any true political ideology, but is just expressing impotence and blind rage in violent form, though it will latch onto a slogan to try to give it credibility. These people are cowards who will crumple and fall apart when challenged, by the law or by the people. They get a lot of attention but will be easily dealt with, if we ever have leaders with the backbone to do so.

        I think we let ourselves be distracted and even discouraged by the numbers of those who vote for Democrats and assume they do so because they are committed to the Leftist ideology But the vast majority are not committed to anything deeper than feeling good about themselves, and that delusion can be easily shattered if we can only apply ourselves to recasting the narrative so those who follow the Left are silly, vapid and easily manipulated. In other words, fools.

        It’s starting to happen without any serious push from the Right, as growing numbers of Biden voters are realizing they made a big mistake. These people are not True Believers who will stick with the Left no matter what—-they say they would have voted differently if they had based their votes on different information. I think an organized push from the Right to make a very big deal not out of Biden’s corruption and deficiencies—you can only go to the well so many times with that without a fresh approach—but out of who elected him and why would start to nudge the pendulum in the other direction.

        If I had the money I would start a big billboard campaign, starting with horrifying photos from Afghanistan—abandoned people, abandoned dogs, one of our helicopters flying around with a dead body dangling from it, Afghan troops mimicking the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima—with the caption THANK YOU BIDEN VOTERS. I’d have the graphic of the gas prices two years ago and today, with the same caption. Then when that has started to sink in, especially if conservative media started to portray Biden voters as silly, superficial and ignorant, I would follow up with the same photos but with the caption THANK YOU COMPLICIT AGENDA MEDIA with the logos of the worst offenders. (If we want them to eat their own, let’s point them at those big juicy media outlets and their vapid tittering lying talking heads.)

        I think we need to analyze how and why these up-and-coming Leftists got that way, and address the things that have made the Left feel more appealing to them. Basically we need to start identifying the Left as the ultimate Participation Trophy—you don’t have to know anything, you don’t have to do anything and you don’t have to be right about anything, but if you are FOR what you are told to be for you can feel good about yourself.

        Any time there has been a cultural shift at the point of a gun, it has failed. It’s almost a version of “The beatings will continue until morale improves”.

        As for he Left never giving up, that is true—of the ideologues who are driving the bus. Shoot all of them you want, if you can find them. But there aren’t very many of them. All we can do is erode the mass of support they have, which means understanding what drives it and what can undermine it.

  17. Amazona September 4, 2021 / 12:17 pm

    At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the chaotic fall of Kabul

    While (DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas) said the U.S. expected to admit at least 50,000 Afghans, he suggested there was no set limit or a specific time frame.

    I wonder how the Left feels about granting these people a “path to citizenship” (translation: ability to legally vote) given the fact that they (aside from those who are terrorists) are likely to vote against Leftists. I suggest that they represent even more of the kind of refugees the Left wants to keep out of the country, like Cubans, while encouraging the peasant class of Central and South America to swarm into the country in hopes they will eventually vote for Leftist giveaway policies and put/keep the Left in power.

    • Cluster September 4, 2021 / 12:28 pm

      And let’s not forget … Cubans were not allowed in. So their concern for humanity does have limits … no shock there.

    • Retired Spook September 4, 2021 / 12:31 pm

      5,000 Afghan refugees have already been relocated to Camp Atterbury south of Indianapolis, and they say they can accommodate twice that number.

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