Before anyone gets their knickers in a knot over that, lets review something: Anti-racism and anti-fascism.
Our Leftist friends are very keen on both of those things but you have to take a look at what they’re really saying. When they say they are anti-racist/anti-fascist they don’t just mean they are opposed to racism and fascism. They way they mean it is that unless you are actively anti-racist, you are racist. And of course the only way you can be actively anti-racist is to sign on, completely, to whatever policy prescriptions they are pushing at the moment. Failure to sign on is proof that you are not anti-racist and are thus actually racist…and so you shouldn’t be tolerated. You should be excluded. Essentially, the Left has already laid down the marker that tolerance and inclusion are not their desired goals.
And we must tit for tat on that.
We tried tolerating those who hate us. Who hate the United States. The theory was that in order to remain free we had to be tolerant. And to a certain extent, this is true. A free people must allow wide latitude of belief otherwise they simply can’t be free. But life, like art, consists in drawing the line somewhere. There is a definite point beyond which tolerance for different ideas works against the very concept of tolerance and while the exact point is debatable, that it exists is as hard and fixed as a geometrical fact. When we tolerate people who seek to undo us – who seek to end, entirely, the nation founded in 1776 and replace it with something else – then we are tolerating our own destruction. We are letting our murderer into the house, arming him and then letting him attack us. Kinda hard to survive when you’re doing that.
We’ve let this go on so long that we are already, all of us, at risk of losing our jobs and social position for a single, unguarded phrase. If the Left decides, they can turn an apparatus of social opprobrium on us and most of us would find our employer and our friends abandoning us as they sought shelter from the storm. We already self-censor. We already leave certain subjects alone or only discuss them with people we entirely trust. We’re already living under totalitarian tyranny. And we’re living under it in the name of tolerance and inclusion. We can’t do this any longer.
We have to push back – we have to start firing them. Ruining them. Making their lives a living hell. Get corporate boards more terrified of us than they are of the Left. We have to set the standard that anyone who holds the United States to be racist and/or that white people are inherently racist cannot obtain employment and is to be shunned in public. It is harsh, I realize that – but it is the only way we can remain free and, indeed, tolerant. Tolerance, as it turns out, only applies to the tolerant: those who aren’t are to be excluded from it’s protections.
Some of this is already started and I applaud it. Disney has gotten hammered in stock price and public perception since they waded into the trans issue. There have been – though only a few – fired for holding views which are opposed to sanity. But we need to do more of it. We have to hammer back, twice as hard. Those who hold views which make us out to be the bad guys should be afraid to speak up…afraid that if they say the wrong word, they are ruined. It is kick them out of society, or get kicked out, ourselves.
I have been advocating this line of thinking for the last 10 years only to be labeled as unhinged, trigger happy, and extreme. Well extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. But we may be too late for non confrontational resistance because we may have let the pendulum swing too far. The Democrat Left has already destroyed many inner cities, shut down lots of small business’s, killed many innocent people, cheated in a POTUS election, and are ushering in the third world immigrants as a new voting base, and what are conservatives doing?? Writing strongly worded letters and hoping the media won’t label us as extreme. That’s just weakness.
Conservatism has consistently lost ground over the last 20 years with the exception of 2016 – 2019. Why? Because we had a fighter who loves this country and who didn’t give a shit what people think of him. We need more of him.
A lot depends on the outcome of the mid-terms and the 2024 Presidential election. If the Donkeys manage to cheat their way to victory in either or both (or the GOP manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory) I think the gloves are going to come off for many on the far right, ie., the heavily armed ones who have been patiently keeping their powder dry and turning the other cheek for the last decade or so. I’m not advocating it, in fact I think it would be a horrible mistake. I’m just stating what I think is likely to happen. I try to keep my ear to the ground, at least locally, and I think the rage is building to an irreversible level. It just needs a spark to set it off.
Speaking of “spark,” we’ve been on the low end of the gas scale until a few weeks ago. We were at $3.99 until late April, then $4.19, then $4.39, and yesterday $4.59. If you believe the news (I don’t), it’s DEMAND that’s driving the price. That said, I’ll gladly pay that right up until November 8th if it means the Dems get shellacked.
Just to expand on my previous comment, Glenn Beck spent almost his entire third hour this morning talking about how ESG has infiltrated large banks and many corporate board rooms, including companies like Exon-Mobile. Oil companies would love to be drilling with oil at $113/brl,, but financing is problematic for anything that’s not green or politically correct.
Oil companies would love to be drilling with oil at $113/brl,, but financing is problematic for anything that’s not green or politically correct.
That is true, but I think the real issue is the lack of predictability. The oil patch labor force is so reduced that to start drilling again companies would have to engage in massive rehiring efforts, trying to bring back the trained people they lost and having to train new people. Drilling is a lot more complex than people realize, and the safety regs plus the technical aspects of the drilling itself all make staffing a drilling operation very problematic, Add to that the cost and effort of getting rigs out of storage where they have been sitting in the weather, going through them top to bottom to clean them up and get them ready to go back out in the field, and the complications of scheduling and so on and you have a huge undertaking.
So you get a rig out from where it was stored, you get it ready to go, you put together a crew, you hire a company to build a drilling pad and maybe a road to get to it, you get all your permits lined up and renewed if necessary, you go out and punch a hole—-and then what? Because the only way this works is if you have another site ready to go to when this one is drilled, which can take as little as a week. Stacking a rig on trailers waiting for the next site to be ready costs something like $65.000 a day, so they need to have sites ready to go, where they can move those rigs quickly and efficiently from one site to another.
And this is just the drilling aspect. You need to have your fracking crews ready to go, and those companies have the same staffing issues your drilling company has had. You have to line up your transporting of the product you just brought out of the ground.
They’re not going to do this under a petroleum-hating administration that has proven its willingness, even its desire, to undermine the industry and cut it off at the knees at any opportunity. Until there is some level of predictability, companies are just going to absorb the costs of stacking rigs in storage yards instead of expending huge amounts of money and effort into something an arbitrary government can sabotage at will.
Biden’s Amendments Hand U.S. Sovereignty to the WHO
This is one of those things that could be explosive. I simply don’t see Americans as a whole following the dictates of the WHO through the UN delegations. In fact, I imagine this would be a VERY impeachable offense. It’s the kind of thing that’s been largely kept out of the media in spite of the fact that the proposal by Biden is way down the road. It’s likely another reason why this administration is trying to push through ANOTHER $40 billion aid package to Ukraine and also pushing on as many fronts as possible to distract from the behind-the-scenes devastation the left is trying to initiate. The mid-terms can’t get here soon enough and even if the right regains 1 or both houses, I sense that won’t deter the left from their destructive actions, like the planned riots if R v W is overturned.
I think we have to remember that this is President Biden, not King Biden, and he can sign “amendments” and so on all day long, but they are likely to have no legal authority.
He can waste billions of dollars and do a lot of other damage, but in the long run (not so long—–30 months, give or take) most of what he is doing is mere posturing, playing to the mob. In spite of the body blows to the nation delivered by How Low Can You Go Joe and his corrupt and inept cronies, this is at heart a strong and resilient country, and a good leader can turn things around very quickly, especially given the fact that so many former supporters are seeing the light.
Haven’t we always been counting on the “next election”??
I still never get an answer when I ask just where those “heavily armed” people would be deploying those arms. Just shooting random Dems? Armed takeover of statehouses? ?????
If a “spark” sets off an escalation in fury, just what shape might that take?
I get the anger—I share the anger. I get the determination to use arms to DEFEND against a tyrannical government, but I see that as a response to a violent event FROM the government, requiring defense.
It’s not that I disagree with you guys on the basic concept of rage and resentment and determination that things have to be changed, I just never get any kind of idea of what, exactly, being “heavily armed” can relate to, other than a defense against government violence. And as bad, evil, underhanded, malignant and (sadly) effective the Left has been in its campaign to destroy this country, I just haven’t seen even a flicker of intent to exert power over the population by use of arms.
The Left doesn’t NEED to come after us with guns—they are too successful using the weapons they have perfected and use with such devastating success to run the risks associated with going up against a heavily armed populace.
What I don’t understand, what I have never understood, which drives me crazy to this day, is our obstinate refusal to analyze the weapons the Left has been using, co-opt those weapons and use them against the Left. The core message of the Left to the gullibles among us “This is the shortcut to the Higher Moral Ground”. It’s the modern equivalent of offering the apple to Eve—it’s the promise of moral superiority without having to do any of the heavy lifting. It’s very seductive to people who believe there IS such a thing as morality and who want to be moral without having to put any thought or effort into it. We come back with some feeble effort such as saying “But that’s Socialism” and the Left merely defangs the entire concept of socialism by redefining it—and we stand there stunned by having our argument taken away from us. Until we figure out a way to undermine the false assumption of greater morality by supporting the superficial trappings of Leftism we are not going to win over those people, but we don’t understand it and we don’t spend any time on figuring out how to deal with it. Most of what we do just reinforces it.
As one example: the open border concept is dressed up as “compassion”, so supporting it lets a Leftist feel good about himself because he cares so much about people “who just want a better life”. We know open borders are evil in so many ways, but we can’t seem to put together a serious coordinated messaging mechanism to talk about the enriching of the drug cartels by essentially creating whole new markets for them, of human trafficking and sex slavery. We don’t even try to tally the number of deaths due to illegal immigration, from dying trying to cross the desert to being imprisoned in death traps of semi truck trailers or shipping containers or being sold or just killed for any other reason. The drug deaths get glossed over if they are even reported at all. There are so many ways to undermine the moral smugness of being for open borders, but they all require coordination and focus, two elements sadly lacking on the Right.
The other major element of Leftist success is its rigid organization. On the other hand, we can’t even get 20 conservatives to agree on anything. The term “herding cats” always comes to mind when I think of conservatives—everyone goes off in his or her direction, oblivious to the need to coordinate efforts, while the Left marches over us with its united front. We don’t even have a coherent MESSAGE, much less the will to find a way to get it out consistently. We don’t need guns and chest-thumping about being “heavily armed”, we need a MESSAGE and we need a VOICE and we need a united front of our own.
The only good thing I see is the hand of divine intervention doing our work for us by encouraging the hubris of the American Left in being so outrageous, so blatant, that even some of its former supporters can’t stomach it any more.
Epstein-Linked Bill Clinton Adviser Dies at 59, Cause Unknown
No possible way this is related to the other 87+ mysterious deaths for individuals who’ve dealt with the Clintons. /sarc
Well it’s simply a matter of where we draw the line because I can assure you, the globalist Leftist forces have no intention of stopping.
I hope they don’t (stop). Responding to their violence in kind is likely the ONLY way we’re going to rid the world of the cultural cancer that they represent. They’ve been goading Conservatives into being the ones who fire the first shot, and so far Conservatives had resisted. Sooner or later someone is going to blink, and I hope it’s the Left.
I never thought we would get here and obviously if governed by conservatives we wouldn’t be here, but the Left is absolutely unrelenting and history strongly suggests that the only way out is armed resistance. We too have to be unrelenting. It’s the only way.
More importantly, it’s the only way my grandkids get to grow up in the same country I did. That’s worth fighting for.
Speaking of intolerance and exclusion, how about this:
This will confuse your Democrat friends. Fortunately you don’t have any LOL
OT, but here’s an aspect of electric cars I hadn’t thought of.
Will a Weaponized Bird Flu Become the Next Pandemic?
– As news of the COVID pandemic winds down around the world, we’re suddenly seeing warnings of another pandemic brewing — bird flu, aka avian influenza (H5N1)
– Natural bird flu is notoriously harmless to humans, but Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci have, for many years, funded research to develop a bird flu pathogen capable of infecting humans
Some of that research has been undertaken in Pentagon-funded biolabs in Ukraine
– Gates funded research by Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, in which the bird flu virus was mixed with the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) virus, creating an airborne hybrid capable of completely evading the human immune system, effectively rendering humans defenseless against it
– The U.S. and other countries have already started stockpiling H5N1 vaccine, and the H5N1
vaccine Audenz is being marketed “for 2022.”
– As if on cue, the first-ever H5N1-positive case was identified in the U.S. at the end of April 2022
I know a lot of this would be symbolic theater, but then that’s one of the strategies used so successfully by the Left, so why not try it ourselves?
That is, take back the reins of power in November so the Dems only hold the White House and then use Congress and the DOJ and other agencies to fence in the president so he is even more reduced to being a mere figurehead. That would be Step # 1. And I think it’s doable. Yes, I know, the DOJ and intelligence agencies are under the Executive Branch, but that doesn’t mean pressure can’t be applied and Congress wouldn’t have the ability to subpoena testimony and so on.
Then have Congress go after Fauci a lot more energetically than they have so far, and take whatever action they can against these labs and these people. Congress can defund these labs, there might be a way to press charges against these people, on the grounds they are developing WMD.
The thing about symbolic theater, if done well, is that it can generate a lot of attention and publicity. Even if Congress could not act against Fauci, et al, including Gates, significant publicity about their nefarious actions could be leveraged to help a huge GOP victory in 2024.