The Failure of the Dream

Race: its a little bit of a contentious issue, huh?

This is mostly because of all the lying. Lying is really bad, by the way. Makes it very hard to get anything done. On the other hand, if you’re trying to steal money and power in a democratic system, lies are the way to go. They work very well. What happened with race in America after 1965 is that once the victory was won – and the Civil Rights Act won it decisively – the people who had invested in fighting against racism were faced with the stark and very frightening necessity of getting a job.

Unless, that is, they could find a way to milk it.

Which they did – and starting in 1966, what we got were people asserting stoutly that the nation which had fought a bloody civil war to end slavery and which had just enacted sweeping legal assurances of equality under law was still this evil nation which was so damned racist that they’d…dammit, I know they just passed a law assuring equality for blacks but that’s not important. What’s important is some yahoo in Alabama still flying the rebel flag! See!!!! Still racist! And the Civil Rights Act wasn’t a magic wand making everything perfect all at once! Racism!!!!

What the Civil Rights leaders found is that you could still play the game – and obtain a great deal of power and money – if you pretended that it was forever the day after Bull Connor took the firehose to the marchers. And the example was taken up by others – anyone non-white, non-male, non-Christian, non-straight could hop on that bandwagon. And, so, they did. Just a huge churn of unfounded accusations against the most tolerant and equitable society in human history…and all to grab a bit of unearned money and power. And all latched onto by Marxists to tear down what they hated most: America.

King’s dream was of a place where people would be judged by the content of their character. A noble dream. A very American statement, too. Not for us to place people by birth into their position. Not for us to bow down to money or raw power. Who did the right thing? Who did the hard work? That is who Americans wish to honor. But now, thanks to those who came after King, that dream has become a nightmare of everyone being judged by their skin color, their sexual orientation, their gender…with the privileged elite asserting a right to rule based on the credentials they awarded themselves. This is a very long way from the content of our character.

It is, for lack of a better word, disgusting. It fills me with loathing to see on Martin Luther King day the sort of people who wear his skin-suit and pretend to be his successors while rejecting everything he stood for. I want them punished – for, after all, stealing a dream must be the worst crime. To take what was beautiful and use it to cover a nauseating gang of race-baiters, hustlers and con artists is about the most vile thing a person can do. I do still have King’s dream in my heart. I pray that we will one day live it. But I know we can’t while we allow those who betrayed the dream to have power and position in our society.

35 thoughts on “The Failure of the Dream

  1. Cluster January 16, 2023 / 4:40 pm

    Such a good post and I’m not sure why, but the name Al Sharpton kept coming to mind when you were speaking of charlatans. MLK advocated a color blind, meritocratic society and we are a long ways away from that thanks to black people like Sharpton and white people like Biden. Both are of very low character but with very high propensities to use any cudgel they can to enrich themselves in fame and fortune. And there are many more like them and have been all throughout history. What’s so disappointing is that many good people still fall for the charlatans despite all the history that clearly says they should not.

  2. Retired Spook January 17, 2023 / 9:09 am

    It’s at least been alluded to that some of the “classified” documents Trump had at Mar A Lago were ones that exonerated him from any wrong doing in the Russia collusion matter. What do you want to bet that, if we ever learn the truth, some of the documents Biden had will incriminate him in dealings with Ukraine. That would indeed be ironic.

    • Cluster January 17, 2023 / 9:23 am

      Obviously you don’t watch MSNBC because if you did you’d realize that Joe’s secret docs are no big deal. Just an over sight. Happens all the time.

      But in reality, I think this whole top secret doc thing with Biden and Trump is the Deep State showing everyone who actually runs the show. The FBI, CIA, and DHS run this country. Elected officials are just window dressing

      • Retired Spook January 17, 2023 / 12:05 pm

        Obviously you don’t watch MSNBC

        I tried once, but it made my eyes bleed.

      • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 1:52 pm

        Obviously you escaped with minimal brain cell loss, though. The same can’t be said for regular viewers.

        This does bring up the chicken/egg conundrum, though: Does cognitive impairment lead to watching MSNBC and her sister Complicit Agenda Media outlets, or does watching result in erosion of mental capacity?

        Not that it matters. The end result is the same

    • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 1:25 pm

      I was trying to tie this in, in a tasteful way, to the objection to “hypermasculine language”, probably being a rejection of the term “Big Bang” and its lack of relevance to her personal experience, and finally just gave up.

      • Cluster January 17, 2023 / 2:47 pm

        Lol lol lol I didn’t put those two together. Conversely, here is well balanced, reasoned and bright conservative woman

  3. Amazona January 17, 2023 / 2:56 pm

    The FAA just telegraphed the fact that a substantial number of airline pilots have had serious heart damage from the COVID vaccine by widening the ECG parameters for pilots.

    In the October 2022 version of the FAA Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners, the FAA quietly widened the EKG parameters beyond the normal range (from a PR max of .2 to unlimited). And they didn’t widen the range by a little. They widened it by a lot. It was done after the vaccine rollout.

    This is extraordinary. They did it hoping nobody would notice. It worked for a while. Nobody caught it.

    But you can’t hide these things for long.

    This is a tacit admission from the US government that the COVID vaccine has damaged the hearts of our pilots. Not just a few pilots. A lot of pilots and a lot of damage.

    I’ve been saying for a couple of years now that I’d like a report on whether or not my pilot has been jabbed. Now that I’m flying a lot more (back in the mountain West for a couple of weeks from balmy Florida to deal with various issues and coming back again around the end of March for farrier work on the ponies) I think about things like this. I got even more interested/concerned when I read stories like this:

    Airlines are currently lobbying Congress to amend ​part 121 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, which is the federal air regulation that requires air carriers to always have two pilots in the cockpit, at all times, as reported by CBS News.

    The change would allow airlines to just have a single pilot, starting with cargo flights.

    The request is coming as airlines such as Southwest have been struggling to recruit and train enough pilots to replace the ones who retired or took a buyout when the pandemic hit.

    Some Southwest employees have accused the new management of not spending the money needed to find new pilots, and instead paying themselves large bonuses, while American Airlines’ CEO admits the industry won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until late next year, as they don’t have enough experienced pilots on hand to help train new pilots.

    Yet so far I haven’t heard the obvious question being asked about the pilot shortage. That is “Did the airlines’ mandate that all pilots be injected with an experimental and ineffective drug contribute to the reduction in the number of experienced pilots now flying?”

    • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 3:00 pm

      Stay tuned for a flurry of stories about “studies” showing that pilots have always had heart conditions and routinely collapsed in airports or cockpits but these stories never got any attention until rabid anti-vaxxers started acting like this is new.

      • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 3:11 pm

        I’ve been wondering if the development of what are basically Jet Ubers is related to pilots kicked out of airline jobs creating a new market. This is called, among other things, “Hop On, Hop Off” flight scheduling, and the scope is spreading. Right now I could book a seat on a private luxury jet from Boulder to Miami, with a stop in Dallas, for (the last time I looked ) about the cost of a legacy airline ticket. If I wanted to go to Miami I wouldn’t hesitate to do this.

        If the airline execs had any brain power they would be trying to get these guys back…offering bonuses, back pay, whatever. But this would expose them to lawsuits from those who died or were permanently damaged from the drugs, and expand to flight attendants who got the same kind of treatment.

      • Cluster January 17, 2023 / 3:54 pm

        Right now I could book a seat on a private luxury jet from Boulder to Miami, with a stop in Dallas, for (the last time I looked ) about the cost of a legacy airline ticket.

        Interesting. Jet Ubers – what a great idea

      • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 4:07 pm


        Fly-share companies are the easiest on the wallet. Companies like Surf Air, and JSX enable travelers to snag a coveted seat on a private jet charter—sometimes for as little as $100 each way—sharing space with only a handful of other passengers and enjoying perks like no security lines and departure from private terminals. Here’s an in-depth breakdown of popular fly-share operators and what each one offers.


        JSX, a semi-private carrier, offers flights on 30-seat jets, out of private terminals, starting at $249 each way. The company currently serves 18 markets including Austin, Texas; Los Angeles; Miami; and Westchester County, New York. Thanks to a new partnership with United Airlines, travelers can earn United MileagePlus miles for their flights.

    • Amazona January 17, 2023 / 4:03 pm

      It is my opinion that when a person says he really is a woman, he doesn’t really mean he believes in his heart that he IS truly a woman. I think many of these disturbed boys and men WANT to be what they think being a woman IS. It could be thinking that women have easier lives than men, or get special treatment, or have fewer responsibilities. (And, let’s face it, the chance to see girls in bathrooms and locker rooms—never underestimate the prurient curiosity of the young male.)

      It’s also very very common for adolescents to feel that they don’t “belong”, to yearn for a different place where they think they can fit in. Parents and counselors used to understand this and work with young people to understand themselves and the fact that this is a very common sense in many young people. Now they validate this as proof of gender fluidity and pounce on these poor confused kids.

      I remember a story of a little boy who said he wanted to be a girl. Fortunately for him his parents fought the school system and the legal system, which took him out of their home and threatened them with charges of child abuse, and got him into counseling. Which did not take long at all. It turned out that his younger sister had serious health problems and his parents gave her more attention that they did the boy, or so it seemed to him. So in his 6-year-old brain if he were only a girl his parents would love him as much and give him as much attention as they did his sister. The parents were horrified at the messages they had been sending, corrected the situation, and saved their child from mental and physical mutilation.

      I once met a man who was happily and energetically heterosexual, but who had always envied the ability of women to change their appearance, to wear makeup and dress up in pretty clothes, so he was a weekend cross-dresser. He was in a group of other straight men who, as he told me, “just like to be pretty sometimes” and they had fashion shows sometimes, assisted by wives and girlfriends. Quirky, yes, but he had a good grip on what attracted him, and didn’t need to pretend he WAS a woman to experience some of the benefits he associated with womanhood.

      But we aren’t supposed to delve into the motivations and perceptions of “trans” people to find out why they want so desperately to be what they are not. And now it is a fad. I know high school kids who say that suddenly a large number of fellow students are claiming to be “trans”. It’s the next Big Thing, after Emo and Goth and Vampires. But this fad is deadly, resulting in the mutilation of children and the twisting of their minds. Up to a point, Johnny can decide he doesn’t really hate his peepee after all and go back to peeing standing up with the other guys—IF he has managed to escape the ghoulish Left and its puberty-blocking drugs and its scalpels and its propaganda.

      When I see drag queens I don’t see men who believe they are women—I see men who, deep down, hate women. Why else would they engage in such disrespectful parodies of womanhood? I never see true admiration for women, or respect for them, or even understanding of what it means to be a woman. They seem to be stuck in a no-man’s land (no pun intended) of hating their own manhood but at the same time having a distorted and, to be honest, rather ugly perception of womanhood. So they escape to an invented alternate identity that is neither

      All of this plays into the Leftist strategies of validating certain personality disorders and of working to destabilize our society and culture.

      • Mark Noonan January 17, 2023 / 11:41 pm

        To me, many of them these days seem to be attempting a twisted caricature of femininity. I sure you’ve all seen some of the trans women who have really put the effort – huge amounts of surgery – into looking female, even if trashy female. They do have some success and I can only imagine the amount of money and pain they’ve gone through and I hope it makes them happy…but for most of the trans activists I see are just gross looking…minimal effort at looking female and exaggerated female characteristics. One nutso even put on a performance of pretending to have menstrual cramps even though, of course, he didn’t have the parts for it.

        The men who go in for women’s sports are even worse – I’m confident that those who aren’t psychopaths are perverts just hoping to expose themselves in girl’s locker rooms. It is all so patently absurd. As I’ve noted before, I’m not a large man – but I can lift and carry my wife. My wife probably couldn’t lift me an inch off the floor and she’s not a tiny, little thing (she’s only an inch shorter than me). Everyone knows that men are, by and large, physically stronger, but the girls have to see their efforts wasted just to stroke the ego of a degenerate who couldn’t win fair.

      • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 2:57 pm

        It surprises me that the feminists who hoot and holler about men reducing women to sexual objects are still fine with men reducing womanhood to T&A and cruel, ugly, caricatures of women. I’ve never seen a real woman with outrageously outsized breasts on full display, exaggerated huge hair, multi-level bushy eyelash extensions and layers of makeup and dressed in skin-tight trashy clothing, But this is how drag queens portray women, and this is obviously how they see women. So where is the outrage from the “feminists” about the total lack of respect for any aspect of true womanhood we see from these misogynists?

        Not to mention the Leftist theme of “cultural appropriation”. It was this kind of blatant hypocrisy on the Left that drove me to walk away from it, eventually ending in my conversion from Unexamined Liberal to committed Conservative. Back in my apolitical days, when I paid little to no attention to politics but went along with my peer group in its attacks on the Right, I thought the “feminists” made some good points. Then when sleazy Bill Clinton got caught breaking feminist rules I thought that would be interesting to watch. And it was, but not how I thought it would be. These harpies turned on a dime, from “believe a woman when she says she was raped” to “Paula Jones is too ugly to rape”. When they cheered the old Snapping Turtle James Carville’s snarl “This is what you get when you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park” I thought “So much for the Party of Women and the Party of the Working Class” (it took Carville to insult both at the same time) and then the disgust with the hypocrisy set in.

        And that hypocrisy has never waned. It’s almost like the backbone of the Left, its core structure.

  4. Cluster January 17, 2023 / 6:25 pm

    Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform the country” back in 2009 was actually to empower and weaponize the DOJ against the American people. He succeeded.

  5. Tim January 18, 2023 / 2:18 am

    The pursuit of power and wealth? They could be considered the same thing except that you can pile your coins and bills on your table top and count and or admire the stacks.

    My question is why do so?

    I know it is bad to try and answer your own question butt I will give it a shot.

    It is because those piles of coins and bills have taken the place of any kind love for God.

    Secular wealth and power rule all.

    Please tell me that I am wrong and back that up with nothing but the truth, I don’t think you can.

    As I have said before. If you are a God fearing person, keep your blades sharp and your magazines full.
    Even the most feable of us can take out a satanist or two before we get the ick. Remember, the ick is only on this side of life.

    It will be interesting to meet you all in person.


    • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 3:01 pm

      It will be interesting to meet you all in person.

      That would be fun, wouldn’t it? Come to Wyoming this summer. I happen to own an old children’s camp so I have cabins and a dining room.

      • Cluster January 18, 2023 / 3:24 pm

        I’m planning on a road trip to the Devils Tower this summer. I have to see that thing

      • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 4:16 pm

        It’s a pile of dirt and rock. (But then the Grand Canyon is a big hole in the ground.) But swing down to my place in Wyoming. It’s about 215 miles but I have a decent bar

      • Cluster January 19, 2023 / 9:14 am

        You’ll be hearing from me

  6. Cluster January 18, 2023 / 8:54 am

    Yesterday Biden repeated the line that someone would have to have an F15 to take on the US Government, to which Gutfield had the perfect response. And I paraphrase – “how can the mostly peaceful protest on Jan 6 be called an insurrection and a threat to democracy when there were no F15’s present”.

    • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 2:58 pm

      That is such a brilliant response

  7. Cluster January 18, 2023 / 10:00 am

    This is the motherfucker that Democrats and our Ruling Class have sold out too … extremely dangerous man who needs to suffer a quick demise.

    • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 4:12 pm

      Vera can natter on indefinitely about her dreams of a perfect Leftist Utopia, because outside of her little bubble of wannabe tyrants no one cares what she says…

      Imagine just for a second what the world would be like if the US were to suddenly find its backbone and tell the rest of the world to go pound sand. Get rid of every illegal in the country, build that wall, make it hard if not impossible to get visas to come here, develop our manufacturing but most of all bring all our troops home from Germany, Japan, etc. Let them defend themselves against Russia, China and NoKo

      I know it’s unrealistic, but we have to stop letting the petty ankle biters of the world try to tell us how to run our country. The EU is falling apart and is hardly in any position to tell us how to live. Leftism is so toxic it is killing its hosts so maybe we should just sit back and watch. We need to pick up the reins of our own nation and start guiding it ourselves.

      My wish list would be:

      (1) Immigration reform: Any person who entered the country illegally after 2016 would be deported. Period. I would agree to pay for transportation back to wherever—a bus ticket, a box lunch with a sandwich and an apple, whatever. But go. Anyone here illegally prior to that date would have 90 days to register, be printed and have retinal scans done, and get a six month temporary visa if he or she has been employed and not broken the law. If after six months there has been no discovery of any lying on the application the person could get resident alien card good for ten years. At the end of ten years, apply for permanent residency or go home. Period. No citizenship ever.
      (2) Build the wall
      (3) Legislate that there are two genders, and while people with gender dysmorphia should be treated with dignity and courtesy they should not be given special treatment or allowed to impose their distorted realities on the rest of us. You don’t always get what you want. You can’t play guitar like Keith Richards, you can’t be an Olympic skier, you can’t play concert piano, you can’t be a woman if you have a penis. That’s life. Get over it.
      (4) Outlaw public sector unions, including teachers’ unions.
      (5) Deal with the reality that many of those who claim to be the press are really just arms of a political party, and strip them of the protections allowed real journalists. This would include liability for slander and libel.
      (5) Rein in the Bureaucratic State. That is, reduce the sizes of federal agencies by at least 50%, incrementally starting with 20% in 2025 and another 10% every year thereafter until the correct size is accomplished. Strip agencies of the ability to simply write regulations without the oversight and participation of Congress.
      (6) Break up the Beltway consolidation of power, moving agency offices out of the DC area to parts of the country more related to their actual charters. Trump started this when he moved the BLM to Colorado and Department of Agriculture to Missouri
      (7) Eliminate omnibus legislation. Every new bill in Congress would have to be (A) written by its sponsor, (B) address one thing only, (C) Be no longer than ten pages, and (D) be read by every person voting for or against it. In addition, every bill would have to pass the litmus test of compliance with the 10th Amendment. In other words, the question “Should this issue be addressed at the federal level, if not excluded from federal authority by the 10th Amendment, or should be it dealt with by the states or by the people?”
      (8) Every new bill must be examined to determine if it is a new law or a bandaid slapped on an old law to try to fix defects. If the latter, before the new law can be considered the defective law must be removed and replaced by the new one.
      (9) Severely downsize the IRS and strip it of most of its power by eliminating the income tax and replacing it with the Fair Tax—with rigid inflexible laws prohibiting the country from later adding an income tax to this system.
      (10) Make the oaths of office binding, essentially employment contracts. Violate the oat of office, say by refusing to defend the Constitution or uphold the law, and lose your job and its associated benefits.
      (11) Deal realistically with what we now call the “homeless” or the new disgusting term. the “unhoused”. That is, pull them off the street, evaluate them for mental illness, put the severely mentally ill and the addicts into facilities where they are housed and fed and treated but not on the streets. The able-bodied cannot live on the streets, but must live in workhouses where they are expected to provide labor in exchange for housing and food—what the rest of us do every day. The few who are temporarily homeless due to circumstance should be given temporary housing to give them a chance to get back on their feet
      (12) Legislate that in presidential elections there is a legal duty of certification requiring a reasonable assurance that the numbers being certified are accurate. Establish that certification is not a rubber stamp of whatever is placed before them but that state legislatures have legal obligations regarding certification.
      (13) Legislate, regarding presidential elections, that pursuant to the Constitution states may determine the manner in which they hold their elections but that they must still comply with basic standards of fraud protection, accurate identification of voters and accuracy in counting votes. This would include chain of custody guarantees, adherence to deadlines, etc. This law would make it clear that the voters of every state have the obligation to elect and/or appoint competent officials who will assure that standards are met, because if they are not the voters of that state will lose their ability to have their votes counted. This law would also establish penalties for failure to properly administer election duties.
      (14) Make child mutilation, by chemicals or surgery, of any child younger than 18 a federal offense with a substantial penalty
      (15) Reinstate medical autonomy, allowing doctors and nurses to administer health care according to their training and accepted standards of treatment, unhindered by government micromanaging of health care for political reasons.

      When things have incrementally gotten so close to being out of control there is really no way to deal with it that is not somewhat Draconian.

  8. Cluster January 18, 2023 / 3:11 pm

    Poetic Justice

    ‘Richcession’ spreads: Microsoft begins laying off 10,000 workers TODAY – and Amazon also starts its promised cull of 18,000 staff as tech companies slash costs

    I guarantee you that over 95% of these people, voted for Biden and the Democrats. I can also guarantee you that if Trump were still President (which he should be) they would all still have their jobs. Don’t ya love that?

    • Amazona January 18, 2023 / 4:15 pm

      I do love that. I just wish the messaging was clearer, to make it clear that these people are losing their jobs because of government misconduct and mismanagement, and that this is what we get when we vote based on Identity Politics instead of clear and coherent concepts of what kind of government we want.

      But we on the Right are not going to do that.

  9. Cluster January 18, 2023 / 3:24 pm

    Nothing to worry about here folks, just Mexican cartels killing people in California thanks to Gavin Newsome and Joe Biden. Hey did you know Joe has a corvette?

    Mom, 17, and her 10-month-old baby boy were ‘fleeing’ scene of horrific California massacre when gunman stood over them and ‘fired into their heads’: Four others were killed in ‘deliberate’ attack

    • Mark Noonan January 18, 2023 / 10:57 pm

      What the Cartels have been doing in Mexico they will now do here – it is a simple calculation on their part: society must be terrorized into compliance. They don’t want anyone getting the crazy idea that you can do anything to stop them. The government’s feeble (and often controlled-by-the-Cartels response) will do nothing except, at most, eliminate a Cartel member the others want gone. My bet: over the past 20 years they have systemically bribed people all up and down government and law enforcement; they’ve probably provided huge amounts of money for charitable groups to resettle illegals and, of course, agitate against border security. Now that they’ve got a federal government entirely looking the other way, they are going to make their play to cement their control so that even if a law and order Administration follows, it won’t be able to do anything because too many people are either vested in the crime, or too terrorized to speak up.

      We only get out of this – and this goes for Mexico as well as ourselves – by killing. Lots and lots of killing. I’m talking thousands and maybe tens of thousands. Everyone involved with the Cartels must wind up with a target on their backs and be killed – at least in the beginning entirely extra-judicially – by agents empowered to kill without a bag limit.

  10. jdge1 January 18, 2023 / 7:44 pm

    Toxic by design’: Researcher explains why US defense dept’s COVID vax operation shows intent to harm

    (emphasis mine)

    Refusal to intervene despite high injury rates ‘points to an intentional act’ to inflict harm.

    “There are numerous mechanisms of injury built into the COVID 19 injections. The most important one being that these shots are designed to make your cells attack themselves, make your cells express antigens that are toxic spike proteins, and then create antibodies to attack the cells. So, it trains your body to destroy itself,” she explained.

    She also highlighted one incident on January 18, 2021 when California health officials “paused” the use of one large lot of the injections from Moderna due to its “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions.” However, just three days later, health authorities said it was “safe to resume” the use of the lot and these products continued to be injected in thousands of people across the U.S.

    This batch of biological agents went on to generate “about 1,000 serious adverse events and close to 60 deaths,” Latypova explained.

    Also last month, highly acclaimed insurance analyst Josh Stirling reported that those who accepted the experimental gene-base COVID vaccine “have a 26% higher mortality rate,” including 49% for those under 50, and 145% for those who accepted just one dose of a two-dose regimen.”

    I think these statements were already been discussed here (and a multitude of other places) several times, but never answered in a way that substantiates the jab’s continued use. I sure hope there’s an investigation powerful enough to prosecute a wide swath of people guilty of such evil.

    • Amazona January 19, 2023 / 1:00 am

      You have posted some really important information here. Thank you

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