Voter Fraud

You know what they say: late votes/mail votes/any irregular sort of vote always break heavily for Democrats. It is how they assure us that 2020 was legit. Hey, guys, it just works like that – those votes which are not people actually showing up at the polls? Just always break Democrats.

What I wonder is how many of the people making that assertion – and it is almost all Election “experts” – realize that the statement, itself, proves voter fraud.

In any fair system over time things will even out. Oddities can happen, of course. If you had a perfectly balanced quarter and flipped a hundred times, you should come up with a 50/50 split or something so close to that as makes no matter. Now, during this hundred flips, you might go ten or even fifteen times coming up heads. But if it really is a balanced coin and you are flipping it the exact same way each time, then over time it will be 50/50. It is just the way things work. So, when someone says “mail votes always break for Democrats” you are talking about something which cannot happen naturally. It can only be “mail votes always break for Democrats” if someone is making it happen. So, too, with close races – on average, about half should fall to each side. But when almost all close races go to one side rely on it: someone is making that happen.

In my view the AZ audit has shown enough crucial weakness in the security of the vote to prove that winning the State by fraud was only a matter of will: did anyone want to do it? This isn’t, of itself, proof that fraud happened, but given the total picture – which is five States Trump was ahead in on election night all going to Biden after mail in ballots universally went massive for him – I am certain that the 2020 election was stolen. Biden was installed in a flurry of ballot box stuffing the likes of which the United States has never seen before – and they had to go into overdrive, and stop the count for a while, because Trump’s actual vote total took them by surprise. All their polls and experts said that Trump, at most, had held his 2016 voters…but then he comes up with nearly 12 million more voters in 2020 and the Democrats simply weren’t prepared for that level of fraud. They had to wing it: and they did so much stuffing that it became obvious to any fair observer.

There is, unfortunately, nothing we can do about 2020. The only mechanism in the Constitution for removing a President is impeachment or 25th Amendment. We’ll never get 67 Senators to vote to convict so impeachment is out and the 25th Amendment requires his own people to turn on him: and they won’t turn on him because he was frauded into office (they’ll turn on him when its time to shift into 2024 mode). But what it does show is the crucial necessity of voting reform such as that being done in Texas and Georgia – and what has already been done in Florida. You might recall that AZ was ridiculously called for Biden minutes after the polls closed by it took hours to call FL…by the networks. Real election number crunchers called FL 17 minutes after the polls closed in the panhandle. The reason they were able to do this is because reforms in FL let them know by that time how many votes were out and with that info they could see who won the State. It’ll now be similar in TX and GA. If I’m right about fraud being endemic to Democrat politics, then those two States – GA now considered purple and TX trending blue – will over the next couple election cycles go as red as FL. Once the Democrats in FL could no longer effectively commit fraud, FL became not a battleground, but a lost cause. So it will be in TX and GA is my bet – and AZ if the GOP there takes action (which I rate better than 50/50: they are a very McCain party in AZ, but they also don’t want to lose – and now they have been shown chapter and verse what will happen to them if they don’t tackle this).

The reason I believe I am right about GA and TX not trending blue is because of FL – because once we stopped the fraud, a State which took weeks to call in 2000 was called in 17 minutes. Make no mistake about it – in a free and fair election, it doesn’t take more than an hour or two to find out who won, even in the largest population States, even if the race is close. The only reason it takes longer than a couple hours to be able to nail it down is because someone is trying to alter a result and to do that, they need to find out how many Other Side votes their are so they can manufacture any shortfall. I do not believe that Democrats command the loyalty of 50% of the population. There is no way their policies can command that level of support. I believe all of their power is based on voter fraud. And you can see the progression and why they went mail ballots in 2020 and are trying to keep them going for 2022 and 2024: their actual support is dropping so low that the only way they can create sufficient ballots is in a universal mail-in system. Do anything which requires a positive step by a voter to obtain a mail ballot – even if you make it a no questions asked to get a mail ballot – and you’ve killed their ability to cheat. For fraud to work, everyone – dead or alive – must get a ballot so that there will be a huge pool of unused votes to manufacture for Democrats. As we saw in 2020, the Courts will not intervene to question a ballot once it is in the system. This infuriated us but, really, there wasn’t much they could do: once a fake ballot is in, you can’t really distinguish it from a real ballot. That’s why Democrats want mail in and, of course, no purging of voter rolls: they need that flexible number. Make it hard and fast – clean voter roles and you have to request a ballot – and the pool of fake votes dries up. They’d have to go back to the old method of having people vote multiple times in person…but I believe their level of support has dropped to the point that this would be inefficient in securing the number of votes they need.

I think we can crush voter fraud – at least in enough States to ensure we’ve got a fair shot at winning. But the real battle will come if we do get power. If we do get back in, we’ll have to find a way to effectively check the deep blue areas. Find out just how many people are actually voting. My bet is that in the deep blue cities, the number of votes reported bears no relation to the number of voters who showed up. In areas where Democrats have absolute political control (Chicago, Detroit, LA, etc) there is nobody who can so much as question what goes on: all the officials and judges are Democrats. But I remember in the 2016 audit of MI that the Greens tried to engineer they found box after box of Detroit ballots not holding nearly as many votes as were reported. I mean it was on the lines of the documents saying there were a thousand votes in Box A when there were actually only a couple hundred. It would be nothing for a Democrat poll worker beholden for his or her job to the Democrat Party to simply say, “there are a thousand ballots and nine hundred ninety are for the Democrat”. Who would check? If checked, who would make an issue of it? Democrats would have to be saints to not take advantage of this opportunity to alter a State-wide race in their favor. Don’t know about you, but people who support abortion on demand don’t seem to me to be people of high moral standards.

I guess what I’m really saying here is don’t give up the ship. Don’t fall for those who say that we should give up because we can’t beat the fraud. We can. We control enough territory to ensure that an electoral majority is decided in a free and fair election. Keep fighting. I think that the Ruling Class, by installing Joe at all costs, ensured their own eventual defeat. They went too far.

In 2021, it is Thinkers vs Mindless

The recall in California and the Canadian election show why the Covid fear-mongering is kept up: very large numbers of people are deathly afraid of the disease and will vote for whoever promises to keep them safe. As if anyone can do that – but, we’re dealing with people who lack basic knowledge of how the world works.

Who are these people? Well, they might have college degrees, but it isn’t like they learned anything; especially not anything outside a hard science. But even those who get degrees in engineering, still nothing beyond that. Used to be, a college education meant you got a fair amount of languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and law – and this regardless of what you might have been aiming at for a career. But what all that did was train the mind to think. College doesn’t do that. Even the best doctors and lawyers emerging from higher education these days can’t think. They can only regurgitate what they were told…because they weren’t told anything else.

You might think they’d eventually get annoyed by not thinking – you know, being surprised all the time that things don’t work as you were told they would – but a person who’s mind hasn’t been trained to think doesn’t realize what is missing. If things go wrong, they have no way to assess the facts and arrive at a conclusion. All they can do is stare blankly until someone else tells them what to believe about it. And that instruction is always close to hand: via TV and social media, you’ll be told what to believe!

Now, what about those who have no college education? Surely, they can’t think, either, right? Well, not quite. A welfare bum sitting on the couch eating Cheetos doesn’t think…but anyone who works for a living, who has to produce results in order to eat, thinks. There’s no other way to do it. Regardless even if it is a mindless assembly job, you still have to think about what you’re doing. Same thing, but more so, with activities like plumbing, auto repair, home construction, farming, etc. A plumber might well be inarticulate unless he reads in his spare time, but if he’s plumbed for more than a couple years, he had learned how to think…because mapping out how to do the job in front of you takes the ability to consider the unexpected and find a solution from a variety of alternates. On and on with the rest of such jobs. If you can’t think, you can’t do them.

And there is our real problem: a huge number of people who can’t think are yet able to vote and they vote as they’re told: in California and Canada, they just swamped people who know how to think – people who can balance the risk of a disease 98.12% survivable against the need to get things done. You and I – we being thinkers – are fully capable of assessing the risks of going to a large gathering, unmasked, amongst those who may or may not be vaccinated. As for me, given that the Mrs has a mild case of COPD, I would avoid such a thing because I know that people with underlying conditions are at much higher risk of severe complications than those without. We’re also able to see that the number of people under 25 who have died of the disease informs us that there is nearly no risk to youngsters gathering…so, kids, go have a party!

But the people who vote against us can’t do that. They simply don’t know how. All they know is that the disease can kill and the TV keeps telling them that its really dangerous and there’s that guy on Facebook who told them that hospitals are overflowing with the sick. So, best to go along with mask mandates and vaccine passports. Because the TV says that will keep you safe.

We’ll find out next year just what proportion of our population is thinking and what part of it is essentially brain dead. The better the Democrats do, the most stupid we’ll turn out to be.

Open Thread

No surprise that Milley may have been involved in coup activities against Trump. The bottom line is that pretty much everyone in the Executive Branch was working against him from Day One. They won’t tolerate an outsider. What this means is that if we secure the White House in 2024 – no matter who it is – mass firings must be the first order of business.

I know that a lot of the people in the Executive Branch have civil service protection – but those who can’t be fired have to be reassigned to sorting paper clips or something. They can’t be involved in forming or even knowing about Administration policy. And if we get a trifecta, then we have to make it so that all Executive Branch employees serve at the pleasure of the President. I get the idea behind 19th century Civil Service reform. The old “spoils system” was rotten to the core. But a system where supposedly apolitical career bureaucrats undermine a President they don’t like is worse than the most corrupt spoils system you can imagine. A corrupt crony of the President installed into office can be immediately removed when discovered – a civil service protected traitor can’t be. We elect the President to be absolute ruler of the Executive Branch. All Executive power is vested in the President. There is nobody else who has federal Executive power. Given this, only the person we, the people, place into the office may exercise discretionary power. Everyone else has to follow orders, or get out.

The Chinese just blew up 15 high rises which had sat empty for a decade. Mark it, folks: just as everything in the MSM about the United States is a lie, so is everything about China. We don’t really know the shape of the world because what is actually happening is buried under a mountain of lies. The lies are designed with varied purposes – but the general purpose is to increase the wealth and power of the Global Ruling Class, of which China’s Ruling Class is now the leading member. The bad news: we don’t know what disaster may suddenly explode upon the world because so many lies are being told.

I’ve discerned a new sort of Social Media Bot. Anyone who spends any time on Facebook or Twitter knows the normal Bot: someone paid to just mouth whatever is the Conventional Wisdom of the day. These bots are easy to spot: they usually follow a lot of people and have few followers. Because they aren’t real people. They don’t interact: they just post what they’re paid to post or argue mindlessly the point they’re paid to make. But now I see another type: harder to spot as they do genuinely interact and so can seem to be real people. But they still are part of the control system. Some of them will be Debbie Downers: always saying there’s no point, we can’t win. Others demanding purity on one issue and demanding that anyone who disagrees be blacklisted. Others stir up intramural fights. All three of them will usually be found to eventually be asking for money for something: the Cause, or the book they are writing, or some such. Have to be wary when on social media: as for me, most of my social media is done on Twitter. My block list has gone past 21,000. It is the way to keep it sane and ensure that I’m able to discuss things with real people.

LA County is going for vaccine passports. It is inevitable in any Democrat controlled area – especially after the recall failed (it failed because the Dems massive registration advantage combined with the GOP not finding a message which resonated: silver lining is that Latino voters continue to shift GOP, especially males…who in CA voted nearly identical to white males; Jose ain’t fond of Pronouns, “Latinx” and bums defecating on the sidewalk). The Democrats believe their talisman for victory is Covid fear-mongering. And if not victory, at least limiting the losses next year. If Pudding Brain is under 50% next November, it probably means 20+ House seats lost…and the lower into the 40s he goes, the worse…but the calculation seems to be that if they can keep up the fear and keep it tribal, they can limit their losses in the Purple areas.

9/11 After 20 Years

I couldn’t until now write about the 20th anniversary. I’ve been pondering it all day and only now, as we flip over to 9/12 on the Pacific Coast calendar has it started to clarify in my mind what I’m thinking about it.

The 9/11 attacks, whatever they meant to you and me, meant something entirely different for the Ruling Class – the Deep State, whatever you want to call it. To us, they were a horrible attack on our country and the perpetrators needed to be hunted down and killed, cost what it might. To them – to the bosses – it was merely an acceptable level of violence and their whole thought in the aftermath was how to control us. To prevent, that is, from the people of the United States in their righteous anger and national unity upsetting the global applecart.

On 9/10, everything was great for them – things were cruising along. They were making money and firmly in power and the world was at their command. They were busy de-industrializing the United States and ever more shackling us to the dictates and moods of the international Ruling Class. Along comes some yahoos who go just a little too far – and the American people wanted answers and justice.

But answers would expose the bosses, don’t you see? It was a very preventable attack. Just some simple diligence on checking up on those coming into the country would have kept the hijackers out. But if you start doing that, you’re also going to interfere with the drug runners and human traffickers and, dang, there’s a lot of money in that and if steps were taken to keep out undesirables from the United States, all that would come to an end. Not only that, but once the full level of gross negligence was exposed, there would be demands that ruling class heads roll. Can’t have people lose out decades-long careers just because a few thousand people were murdered!

And then, if we really went after the source of the problem – the State sponsors of terrorism – then just think of all the vast, money-making (for the Ruling Class) operations would be lost! The financial hit to people already sleeping on piles of money would be terrible. The last thing any of them wanted was us hick morons going, “hey, Iran is the main sponsor of this stuff: get rid of that government.” So, they cooked up campaigns in Afghanistan and then Iraq – placing ours in shooting galleries and then tying their hands so that there was no chance of a clear cut victory. They calculated – correctly – that over time and with mounting losses, we’d just want it over with. No need to look into who failed and certainly no desire to take on the actual problem.

They were ok with all this because what bin Laden did had no ill effect on them unless they had the ill luck to be at work early at the World Trade Center that day (and what really big boss gets in before ten?). To them, 9/11 was a matter of messaging and then appearing to do something in response. Didn’t matter how it came out – they’d still be rich and in charge and they’d award themselves medals and letters of commendation no matter what happened. And if some poor kid from Akron got his legs blown off or another who killed the wrong guy had to be brought up on war crimes charges, big deal. It didn’t harm them.

But there was a fly in the ointment. We really did want those who did it killed and we really expected our Rulers to present us with victory. And as lie and failure piled up on top of each other, the creeping realization that things were in bad shape started to grow in our minds. Things just weren’t right. We don’t lose to ragged bands of Islamists with IEDs. But, we were losing. And as things continued to drag out and no improvement was in sight we started to lose our faith in the institutions. And, so, Trump: and that crisis really got the Ruling Class’ attention but to get Trump out, they had to amp up the lies to absurd lengths. This did make many millions of people dutifully fall in line to hate Trump…but it also woke up millions to just how lousy and creepy the Ruling Class is.

They did, in the end, get Trump out. In a ridiculously rigged election. While students were chanting “f*** Biden” at football games, cops and firefighters were lining up to shake hands with Trump on 9/11. This man who supposedly got 81 million votes while Trump was increasing his 2016 vote total by more than 11 million votes got booed in the streets of New York. It is too late for them, now. Sure, they have their supporters: the most mindless of Americans are still watching MSNBC to learn what to think each day, but at least half the country – and I suspect far more – has tuned it all out.

So, the long term effect of 9/11 is going to be, I think, the end of the Ruling Class. They couldn’t defend us and their lies just went too far. People are starting to wake up from the daze that we’ve been in for decades. We know: trust nothing. They’re all liars until proven otherwise.

How this will shake out over the next few years is anyone’s guess: but I don’t think we’ll go back. Biden was the Ruling Class’ attempt to put the cat back into the bag. They’d prefer Joe stick for two terms or, failing that, Kamala takes over for him. And they wouldn’t mind if a tame Republican replaces Biden. That was the plan here: get Trump out and then get the GOP to put up Jeb II or Romney II so that we could all go back to 9/10/2001. But that won’t happen. We, on our side, simply won’t put up with it. We still feel anger at those who did 9/11. We are still willing to fight the Islamists if need be. But we also know that our immediate problem is at home, not abroad and no attempts and stifling us in the name of “national security” or “national unity” will ever get us back to our 9/10 world again. We go forward – and to a future where those who failed us on 9/11 no longer have a say in this country.

The Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact

The Rolling Stone published a story based on an interview on local Oklahoma TV where a doctor claimed that gunshot victims couldn’t get treatment because ER’s are so overwhelmed with ivermectin overdoses they can’t take new patients.

There was only one thing wrong about the story: it was a fabrication from start to finish. The doctor who made the claim didn’t even work at the hospital in question and the hospital says they haven’t admitted anyone for ivermectin overdose.

This is a classic Soviet disinformation op. They did this sort of thing all the time: plant a story in some out of the way place and then ensure that someone big picked up on it: before you knew it, the story was around the world. And here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter if later the truth comes out. Corrections never have as much impact as the initial, shocking claim. The Tweet of the article got the Rolling Stone more than 17,000 retweets and 19,000 likes. Rolling Stone’s follow up pointing out that the hospital denied everything? About 300 retweets. Most people who saw the lie float through their TL will never find out it was a lie. What does Rolling Stone care they were caught in a lie? The Cause was served. The Narrative advanced. Because the story wasn’t for you and me: we know the MSM is nothing but despicable liars. The story was for Blue State voters – it told them that those racist, hick MAGAts are so stupid they are OD’ing on “horse dewormer” (which is another lie: apparently there is a human use version of the drug and has been for years). It told, that is, upper class, urban liberals that they are oh, so smart to stick with the Democrats and keep masked up and locked down. And the purpose of that is defense: the Democrats know full well that, all else being equal, they are going to take losses next year. Making things entirely tribal means there’s a good chance their tribe won’t go off the ranch over trivial things like inflation and surrender to the Taliban.

The problem here is that nothing will happen to the liars. Even if a particular MSMer is caught so obviously in a lie that he gets fired, there is no real sanction. And if you check back after a while, you’ll find that the fired liar has been given a new gig in the industry. There is no cost for the most egregious and wicked lies – and so egregious and wicked lies have become the norm.

Here’s the question I now put to you: can a Republic of free people endure if people, under the protection of the First Amendment, are allowed to lie without sanction?

It is a serious question, and it requires a serious answer. I am no longer of the position that people must be allowed to saw whatever they want. I used to believe that because I believed it protected my ability to say what I wished. But now I know that it doesn’t: the liars who demand full protection of the First Amendment do not accord such protection to me. If I say something absolutely true but opposed to the Party Line, I am to be destroyed. A man named John Gibson, founder of a gaming development company, was fired for pointing out on Twitter that he is pro life. That’s it: he merely stated his opinion. And an opinion shared by many tens of millions of Americans. But that was enough to ruin him. Statement made at 1:04pm on September 4th, fired at 6:01pm, September 6th. Little less than 53 hours from words to unemployment. And the only reason they haven’t done this to you is because they haven’t got around to it, yet. You do not have First Amendment protection in any practical sense. It is nothing to say that you can say what you want, but you’ll lose your job if you say the wrong thing. Everyone who has to work for someone else now takes great care in what they say in public.

The Constitution is not a suicide pact. I will not agree that I must let those who wish to destroy me in spite of Constitutional protections hide behind those protections against retaliation. The rule – established by the liars – is that if someone disagrees with you, then can be socially and economically destroyed. I disagree with the liars in the MSM.

In my view, there are two things we should do:

  1. A law prohibiting sanctions against an employee for speech made outside the work environment. I’ve said this before and got a lot of push back on it. I believe I have been proved correct. If they can’t take away our employment, then we will have taken away their primary means of forcing us to comply.
  2. Laws must be crafted to provide criminal and civil sanction to anyone who states something factually false in public. I know it is fraught with hazard: but the impervious defense here is to simply never say anything in public unless you are 100% certain it is factually correct. A jury will ultimately decide if you lied and you only need one in twelve to see a fact. Additionally, if we sanction those who falsely accuse others of lying (in other words, someone accuses you of lying in public, but you didn’t) then that will take away the incentive the liars will have to make false charges.

What we can’t afford is to do nothing. We can’t allow liars and tyrants to proliferate and hope that we can survive by arguing a liar out of his lie. He’s lying: he knows he can’t win an argument. The liar isn’t trying to win an argument: he’s trying to destroy you. The liar must be punished, and quite severely. If we don’t do this, then everything else we do becomes ultimately pointless.

Open Thread

The primary beneficiaries of divorce, birth control, abortion, women’s liberation and the sexual revolution have been lousy men. Still amazes me when I look back on it all and realize it was all set afoot by lousy men and at least half of women went along with it.

With the aftermath of Afghanistan still echoing around the world, consumer prices skyrocketing (I paid $4.06 for gas today), New Orleans and other places suffering floods and power outages…Pudding Brain left DC Friday afternoon to enjoy a long weekend in Delaware.

Someone on Twitter did ask the question: why is Biden spending so much time in Delaware, where there aren’t log books for visitors, instead of DC, where there is?

I’m sure you’ve seen some of the polling of late – it is devastatingly bad for Biden and the Democrats. And it likely understates how bad because all polling is biased in favor of Democrats. Still a very long way until November, 2022, but if things don’t turn around for the Democrats, they could be heading for a wipe out.

And that’s why they’re keeping up with the Covid drivel: it allows them to keep in place where they have total control the voter fraud measures they implemented to steal the 2020 election. Rely on it: if you live under a Democrat governor, you aren’t getting out of mask mandates and the rest of it before 2023…and maybe 2025, and then only if a GOPer wins.

I see a lot of talk among the sane Never Trumpers (there are such!) and they are all fingers crossed that the GOP base is moving away from Trump, thus opening up an easy path for DeSantis to get the 2024 nod. There is something to this: I’m not a sure-vote for Trump in a 2024 primary. If he runs, I’ll listen to what he has to say and make the call at the right time. The biggest issue Trump voters have, I think, is just what would be different? We know Trump will fight. We know he won’t back down. We know he’ll push for good policies…but the bottom line was that not much got done in his four years because he lacked people who would take his orders and carry them out. Trump’s picks for office (often pushed on him by GOPers) were simply terrible. A collection of cowards and traitors. A few good ones, of course: Carson being the most notable. But the general run turned out to be people who when they weren’t actively trying to sabotage Trump, they were slow walking anything that could benefit him. We will need to have assurances that Trump will start on Day One with nothing but loyalists who are willing to risk everything to advance the cause. For the moment, Trump looks like he’s lost weight and is in a fine, combative mood: various people at the fringe of Team Trump are assuring us of a 2024 run. But, we know better: the only person who knows what Trump will do is Trump. And Trump won’t make an announcement until after the 2022 midterms.

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.

Open Thread

The Afghanistan debacle just gets worse and worse – to me, Team Pudding Brain has made the calculation that the worst thing, for them, is American forces engaged in a bloody shoot out rescuing Americans. Too much risk in that for them – it might fail. Lots of people would die and if its ends up being lots of Americans, even worse for them politically. I don’t know quite what they’ll do now that we lost a dozen – though my bet is they’re hoping there won’t be any more. It seems pretty clear, at this moment, that we’re out on the 31st, come what may…and if you’re an American or ally still in country on the 1st, too bad, so sad.

This is, of course, to be charged entirely to Biden. He should resign and be impeached if he doesn’t. Neither will happen. He is a disgrace such as America has never seen before…and, yes, I realize he’s senile but nobody forced him in his lucid moments to do this. And his close family and friends could have had a little sense instead of merely licking their chops over the graft they’d have at their feet.

In a bit of good news, the eviction moratorium was struck down. The dirty secret in that moratorium was how it was driving small landlords out with their properties being picked up by massive corporate entities who can carry the freight of government mandates (and lobby for bail outs when things go south). My sister-in-law has to find a new place to live because her landlord sold all 13 of his properties. He’s out: too much of a hassle.

Now, we need to go a little further here. We can’t stop forever and everywhere Democrats trying to score cheap “fight for the little guy” points by doing things like the moratorium. So, we need very specific, federal laws which say that things like an eviction moratorium are a “taking” under the Constitution. Moratorium to your little heart’s content, liberal areas: but you’re going to pony up every cent. Not just the rent, itself, but the cost to the landlord for repairs, taxes, insurance…every penny involved in that property which you prohibited the landlord from making money off us is now on you, liberals. And to really twist the knife in, we should do everything we can to make such payments show up in liberal tax bills…spelled out, as it were, so they can see it happening in real time. You want to help the homeless? Cool. What a great thing – but now you’re not going to shove that burden of your white guilt onto everyone. We’ll place a tax on your favorite cars, booze, coffee…anything we can find on the high end side of liberal pleasure gets a tax…and the line with the charge on it will say “help the homeless” or “pay for the rent moratorium” or “college for illegal immigrants.”

The cop who killed Ashli Babbitt is in the process of being turned into a MSM hero. We can’t know the full details because no real investigation of the shooting was carried out…but from what I can tell, it didn’t look like he had a lot of justification for shooting. Mostly keep in mind – as a Twitter wag noted – that the people making him a hero are the same people who brought you Afghanistan.

Harvard’s chaplain is an atheist. Seriously: what is the point?

The End of the Age of Lies

Loose Lips Sink Ships. I’ve talked about this before. The famous WWII injunction to keep quiet about all matters military is, I think, Lie One. The first in a string of lies which led us to where we are today.

They are called – by the liars, naturally – Noble Lies. Lies which are for the cause. But, no: lies are just lies. They never are anything but self serving. Loose Lips Sink Ships wasn’t about protecting Allied shipping – it was about keeping everyone quiet about the massacre of shipping right off the American coast in 1942.

It was absolutely horrible: starting with a mere 5 U Boats, and never involving more than a dozen at any given time, the Germans were able to pick off merchant ships pretty much at will. One fourth of all allied merchant ship losses in the Atlantic came between January and August 1942. So weak and unprepared were we for this that Americans along the coast routinely saw, day and night, ships burning and sinking right off the coast. And it wasn’t just a matter of not having enough escorts for the merchant ships…it was that the Navy didn’t take the steps which could have immediately lowered the risk of attack. It was months before the United States got its act together.

And the guy in charge of this debacle – Admiral King – was given a 5th star as a Fleet Admiral.

In our Civil War, there were lies told: but not many and those that were got exposed pretty quick. The reason for this was the American news media – and the American people – were unafraid to speak out. The various errors which repeatedly nearly sank the Union effort were rapidly exposed and the Lincoln Administration responded quickly to correct failings. Generally, after mid 1863, the Union made no grave errors in prosecuting the war. And those who had failed the test were cast aside in favor of those who could meet the challenge. That’s what must always happen if you are to have long term success.

In WWII, instead of addressing the failure, the government cooked up Loose Lips Sink Ships and the MSM went along with it. Why? I don’t know why. Love for FDR, I guess. The editor of the New York Times, after all, could see the massacre of shipping from his house practically. And, yes, reports were written but clearly not in a manner which exposed the complete incompetence of US Naval leadership. The only person who got the axe in the Navy was Admiral Kimmel in Hawaii. And, sure, he was caught with his pants down and the Navy is always supposed to be instantly ready for action…but in his defense, he was fed a line of double talk from DC about Japanese intentions. Nobody paid for that, either.

The worst part of it was that it got the American government into the habit of lying to the American people. Lies which were told because, allegedly, the American people couldn’t handle the truth. Expose King’s incapacity and people will lose faith! So the theory appears to have gone. So, cook up a lie so people can retain faith…in a guy who failed. Not sure I see the long term benefit of that.

After the war, the next series of lies were to cover up Communist penetration of the American government and obscure responsibility for losing China to the Communists. Prior to McCarthy it was known to the President and senior aids that the Soviets had installed spies all through the United States government starting in the 1930s. It wasn’t a mystery. The various people at the head of affairs, starting with FDR, had lazily turned a blind eye to Leftwing Democrats hiring their Communist buddies. It was these various hires who played a huge role in convincing the Truman Administration to give up on Chiang, thus ensuring Mao’s victory. Now, Truman and his people could have just leveled with the American people (the fault was mostly FDR’s at that point, anyway), cleared out the Commies and moved on. But to do that would require admission of error. Can’t do that! People will lose faith in their government if they knew the full story.

Terrified the heck out of them, make no mistake about it, when McCarthy picked up the gauntlet and started demanding answers. And the American people, by and large loved McCarthy. He was their champion: the fighter against entrenched interests. Even after McCarthy was destroyed in a sordid political hit involving the government and MSM, the people still supported him and especially his goal of removing disloyal people from the government. Well, McCarthy was forced out…and a couple overt Commies were ejected. But the real housecleaning never happened. Would have disturbed the American people, after all, if everyone compromised was forced out.

On and on it went. One lie piled on top of another and nobody daring to question the underlying assumptions and, after a while, everyone deeply invested in keeping the lies going. Vietnam was a welter of lying, of course, with the obvious way to win the war – take the port of Haiphong – rejected out of hand because the lie we used to get out of Korea was that our move into North Korea triggered Chinese intervention and it would happen again if we moved into North Vietnam. The real reason for Chinese intervention in Korea, of course, was because we essentially promised China that we wouldn’t allow Chiang to attack mainland China from Taiwan. Once our fleet was in the Taiwan straights, Mao moved his army to North Korea. Now, might Mao have intervened had we taken Haiphong in 1965? Anything is possible – but it wasn’t a for sure thing; in other words, the fear that if we physically invaded North Vietnam we’d get another war with China was just a guess and not based upon any known intention by China or desire by North Vietnam. We precluded ourselves from the one thing which would have won the Vietnam War because we had to sustain a lie that unless we held back, we’d immediately get WWIII and nuclear war.

I think that over the decades lying has become a habit. It isn’t even really thought about any longer. Whatever lie is needed to sustain whatever policy the government wants is just cooked up to order and then fed into the MSM by the intelligence agencies. Trump’s problem is that his policy wasn’t to lie and it wasn’t to go along with the established order. It terrified the liars…and so they worked over time to lie Trump out of office. Trouble was, they had so little actual dirt on Trump (honestly, we don’t even have any evidence that he was some great womanizing playboy, even when young: we have rumors and suppositions which may, in the event, have been planted by Trump, himself, to burnish his showman image). The trouble they had here is that when your bad guy isn’t evil, the lies you have to say against him are ridiculous. This didn’t deter them, of course, but they went so far in their lies that the whole edifice of lies started to expose itself.

To be sure, they had skirted the absurd before: the 9/11 Commission managing to exonerate Bill and the Benghazi hearings giving Hillary a pass were an amazing example of dishonesty. We all watched those and stood there, amazed, as one expert after another told us to ignore the evidence of our lying eyes and trust them. But it didn’t reach breaking point. There was still a fig leaf of plausibility to their story line. Until Trump – once we got to the Democrats saying Trump was a Russian agent installed by Putin via vote-switching in Michigan, the game was rather up. You either wised up to the lies, or became a functional idiot still believing what was obviously untrue.

And it is amazing the number of people who will idiotically believe obvious falsehoods. I know a man who will assert stoutly that he heard Trump, live on TV, say that all Mexicans are rapists. If you point him to the video and transcripts which show nothing of the sort, he will reject this. He knows what he heard. Of course, what he heard was a carefully served up bit in the MSM which made it seem like that…and then the accusation was merely repeated enough until, in his own mind, what he remembers is what he was told rather than what he saw. There are millions of people like this – and I think it is because the confront the truth is too terrible for them. They have believed the lies so long – and personally invested their own honor in them – that to reject them is a step too far. They just can’t do it.

But lies cannot be sustained. The USSR tried mightily to do so and for many decades it seemed to work. Not only did they lie about everything, but they made living impossible unless you subscribed to the lies. It seemed a perfect machine: Lie, and then instruct everyone to repeat the lie on pain of losing home, job, liberty and (if really necessary) life. And the people for the most part did go along, braying like assess whatever was spoon fed into them. But not all and not all the time. After all, it was hard to believe Soviet reports of bumper crops while you stood in line for two hours just to get a loaf of bread. Lies eventually commit suicide because they cannot forever sustain themselves: they always need a new lie to back up the previous lie and eventually the web of lies becomes so large and unruly that its contradictions tear it apart.

That is what is happening now in the United States, I think. And the enormously funny thing is that it looks like the web of lies might finally unravel because of Joe Biden: a senile old crook installed via a fantastic web of lies culminating in voter fraud so obvious that only Blue Check Experts could straight faced say it was legit. The withdrawal from Afghanistan might have pulled out the last support for the lies. It is simply stunning that Team Pudding Brain is seriously trying to blame Trump (they even floated on social media the idea that Trump set a trap for Biden in Afghanistan). Sure, the very stupid and the very venal can go along with the idea that the guy who last gave an order seven months ago is responsible for something ordered today, but most people see right through it. And also see that the whole pack of Ruling Class Experts is simply wrong, wrong, wrong. They don’t know what they’re doing. Sure, Trump might have gone off half cocked and certainly wasn’t deeply versed in the intricacies of government…but, on the other hand, people didn’t fall off planes in a panic when Trump was President.

We’ll see what happens. And it could still get very much worse before it gets better. But right now we are the functional equivalent of a Soviet waiting in the bread line in 1989 as the MSM tells him that all is well and the Leaders are doing just swell. We no longer believe them. And we’re just waiting to figure out how we get rid of them and their Age of Lies.

Open Thread

“All is lost, save honor” – so goes the Francis I quote, given in a letter after he was beaten by Charles V. Less known is the next part: “and my skin, which is safe”. We’ve modified that to “all is lost, except our skin.” This is the most dishonorable, demoralizing defeat in American History. The militia which ran away at Bladensburg has been redeemed.

People are saying that Biden is on his way out – nobody has any actual evidence of this and I think it is wishful thinking: this is so bad that people are just hoping that Biden is collapsing and will quit, taking this shame with him. I don’t know: he’s clearly failing mentally and physically, but his people will want to hold on to executive power as long as possible. Unless he dies or starts drooling on camera, his people won’t let him quit. And the bad news is that our national humiliation won’t depart with Biden, whenever he goes. He did it, but it is all ours: the world now holds the United States of America in contempt. Some are thinking that Biden is a coward and so he’s hiding out in Maryland. Not so sure: if he’s senile, he doesn’t know…if he’s lucid for the moment, he doesn’t care. No matter what happens in Biden’s life, it is someone else’s fault and he’s the hero of the play. Rely on it, if he’s not falling asleep over his pudding tonight, he’s crafting a mental story of how he has won the day.

Maybe – and I pray it may be so – we needed this cold slap in the face? Maybe this will at long last wake us up from our stupor? I don’t really care how the world views us except in so far as it makes them willing to challenge us. Right now, everyone in the world who was ever held back from action for fear of us is getting ready to move. This could very much go from very bad to terribly worse in mere weeks. Pray that we manage to dodge a bullet here.

Looks like we’re all going to get the booster shot. I will when it comes out. But I’m not a jerk so if you don’t want to, that’s your business.

We’re already getting horror stories out of Afghanistan on the treatment of women. We must presume they are true given what we know of the Taliban…but still take them with a grain of salt. Lots of interests very much want us to go back in and the best way to do that is tear at American heartstrings. I admit to a lack of sympathy: the Afghan men ran away. We’re supposed to go back in and rescue the women they abandoned? I’d only agree to it as a Crusade to convert the heathen. No sense in rescuing them again when their men will simply take off once the bad guys come back.

Trump got interviewed on Fox and it isn’t getting much play. And don’t you wanna know why? Because he was right about everything. The MSM would love to spin a series of lies about it and attack Trump all the live long day…but to cover it, at all, means that some of what he says has to be presented to the American people. The MSM – probably under DNC orders – can’t risk that.

Socialist magazine founder fires his staff when they try to organize a union. Such it always is and the proof that Socialism can’t work. What’s really sad about it: if the Socialists would just convert to Catholicism and become Monks and Nuns, they’d live in the socialist society they want and also put in a useful day’s work.