Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time To Move This Back To The Top

The Plague of Ignorance, Apathy and Ancient Evils.

If there is one thing that I have learned in my 66 years dealing in the private, public and government sector it's that individuals with strong leftwing political opinions tend to be pretty thin skinned when it comes to what is to actually be deemed "left" or "right".  The more thin skinned they are the more profoundly ignorant of the subject they are found to be.

This failure of reason and logical thinking is most easily exposed by daring to posit that fascism is the intellectual child of the left.  Bring this subject up and you will soon see how the "open-minded" and "tolerant" leftist is more close minded and intolerant than any conservative I've ever met.  Such a contention is met with utter contempt at best, accusations of stupidity or attempting to manipulate any discussion at worst.  For the contemporary left this is a closed subject and even the discussion is strictly forbidden.  It's even worse in circumstance than questioning Al Gore and his global warming consensus. (I wonder how those folks in New England and the upper mid-west enjoyed the first day of spring from under that freshly fallen blanket of snow.)

Never mind that the so-called idea that fascism was a rightwing ideology had its origins with Joseph Stalin who regarded anything not in conformance with Soviet style international socialism as extreme rightwing.  These leftists have had this idea pounded into their heads in college by various professors who no doubt came from the same "this is axiomatic, no discussion is necessary" (or allowed) perspective.  The question that many of these same professors were/are dedicated leftists doesn't seem to have entered or affected the thought process of these so-called graduates.  In short they have been taught what to think not how to think, particularly as to the subject of the origins of fascism.

This highly singular and as we shall see dangerously erroneous position places profound limitations on the development of political thought moving forward.  I would compare it to dropping anchor and then putting a ship’s engines in all ahead full, then looking over the stern and confusing the turbulence created by the props for forward motion.  They may look over the bow and fixate on the horizon of some "perfected state" but they never look down to see that there is no bow wave being formed.

And yet it doesn't take a very deep examination or comparison between the propagandist rhetoric of today's leftist and that of 1930's Nazi Germany to find shocking similarities.  The evidence exists but like with so many other things they are convinced that by simply refusing to acknowledge its existence it magically disappears.

How frequently have we heard the argument that the constructions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are "antiquated" or out dated or somehow not consistent with modern society? How different is this really from "the constitutional reality of the Third Reich cannot be mastered  with the aid of juridical thought patterns of  the  past."?1  The left has created a political thought process whose only discernible foundation is that the Constitution must be seen as a "living" document whose interpretations are only defined by the exigencies of the moment or whatever is currently deemed "politically correct." How different is this sophistry from that of the Nazi's'; "nor is it admissible to determine National Socialism's political theory by drawing inferences from its system of thought."2  How different is the left’s desire to use the electoral process to move the United States in the direction what they envision as European socialism from the Nazi's self characterization of the F├╝herstaat as "the most ennobled form of a modern European Democracy."?3

The contemporary leftist will tell us that the concepts of individual liberty (defined as freedom from government interference in daily life), self-initiative and moreover personal responsibility for our actions and circumstances are out dated or incomplete.  It is no longer enough to have a system of government and rights that guarantees what the government can't do to the people and their freedoms we must have a government that guarantees what it will and must do for us.  Never mind that historically under such systems "do for us" soon devolves into "do to us".  "No one among us lives for himself, each of us lives only for the people.  No one lives for his own happiness, each lives only for the happiness of the community. No one among us can say as he may have done before: 'My happiness lies in my home, in my business, in my profession.' No -- we live beyond space and time in the millennial destiny of the people.....we have built our happiness in the fortress of socialist life."4 Sounds like something lifted right out of the pages of Pravda or Izvestia right?  Guess again then see note 4 below.

It would be mistake to think that this is simply a resurgence of the Hegelian concept of primacy of the rights of the state over the rights of the individual. Nothing could be further from the truth. The theme of the 1934 Nazi national party congress was "We Command the State!"  Under this doctrine the party and its functionaries (in spite of claims to the contrary) regularly interfered with the conduct of long existing administrative functions, doing so under the rubric of "the will of the leader".  The Party became the State.  How different then is this from Attorney General Holder saying that it's his job to decide which laws are to be enforced and which ones are not, or telling sovereign states that they have no right to protect themselves from a flood of aliens coming across their own borders with a foreign state, using their own duly passed legislation?  According to the Nazi's themselves it was "not the proper function of the administrative courts to act as arbiters in controversies between local government and supervisory departments."5

What most would be students of government and politics (both left and right) either forget or simply were never taught was that the Nazi's formed their government and continually ruled on a basis of the need of addressing a "national emergency".

At some point in the not to distant future we are all going to have to come to grips with a very significant question.   Do we want to live in a country where the final authority of the Federal government is based in law and the consent of the governed or in one where it is based in the will of those who are in "command of the state"?  Look around you at our increasingly militarized police, aggressive "pat downs" at the airport, unmanned drones in our skis and a DHS that is stockpiling enough hollow point ammunition for a thirty years war and then arrogantly refusing to answer questions about those purchases from members of Congress.  DHS is issuing mine resistant armored vehicles (MRAVs) developed in dealing with the insurgency in Iraq to local police departments.  Just who is it these "Federalized" local police envision themselves going to war with?  Look at these things in joint context and then tell us how we don't have a government operating on the basis of "national emergency".

When Senators like Chuck Shumer or John McCain tell you that none of your rights as defined in the Constitution are absolute you had best take them seriously, because what they have envisioned is an Orwellian nightmare of "All pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than others."  He is not unlike the chuckling Dr Goebbels; "we were not legal in order to be legal, but in order to rise to power.  We rose to power legally in order to gain the possibility of acting illegally."6

John Adams said that "If men were angels there would be no need for government."  Men are not angels so Adams and the founders insured our right to protect ourselves from government, its agents and even the officials we elect.  Therein lay the fundamental difference between the right and the left. We don't believe in Heaven on Earth. The left thinks they can make heaven on earth if only they have the power to do so, and our individual right stand in their way.  

Not to be deliberately repetitive but George Santayana famous quotation is often truncated and its full meaning lost or distorted. Taken in full it is far more profound, especially in regards to to what I have shown above.

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.  When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence.   This is the condition of children and barbarians in which instinct has learned nothing from experience."

 Fascism in one form or another has been with us for a very long time just as has the idea of government.  Whether it started with the ancient kings of Babylon and Persia that demanded their subjects worship them as gods, or in the divine right of kings, who is to say.  History is full of manifestations of evil From the Aztecs slaughter on the alters of human sacrifice to Pol  Pot's killing fields of Cambodia evil has existed in the hearts of men who have always, who will always claim they are doing what is in "our best interest".

Our contemporary leftists may indeed be far more sophisticated than the fascists of the past, but they are fascists none the less. They may dress themselves up in cloaks of erudition and claims of superior intellect and wanting what (only they are allowed to define) is "best for us".  But beneath those cloaks lay the same same ambition, lust for power and willingness to sacrifice the rights and lives of the people for their own accumulation of power and wealth that were not just the hallmarks of the fascists of the 30's and 40's but have plagued mankind since the dawn of time.

1.   Reuss Juristische Wochenschrift, vol. 64 page 2314, 1935.
2.  Hans Schnidt-Leonhardt, Deutsches Recht, (central organ of the Association of National Socialist Jurists), vol. 5, page 340, 1935
3. Joseph Goebbels, Hamburger Fremdenblatt, no. 78, March 20 1934
4. Reichs Minister Hans Frank (later governor of occupied Poland), Mitteilungblatt des Bundes National-Sozialistischer Deutscher Juristen und des Reichsrechtsamts derNSDAP, no. 1, page 9, 1935  
5.  Theodor Manuz, Deutches Recht, vol.5, page 479, 1935
6.  Deutsche allgemeine Zeitung, nos. 549-550, Nov. 25, 1934 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Learning To Loath And Mock The American Leftist.

Anyone who dares enter into the comment section of any of the numerous leftwing based or dominated purported news sites such as Huffington Post, Dail Koz or Mediate, knows that it can be a perilous adventure. If you dare question any of the blanket condemnations, unsubstantiated claims or hateful hyperbole found there you had best be prepared for an assault on not just your perspective but your personality, character, intelligence and sanity. Actually engaging in open discussion of issues is the very last thing they are interested in or capable of.

You see the veneer of civilization on the contemporary leftist is very thin. Peal it away by questioning their perspective and the first thing you find is a layer of arrogance masking deeper layers of ignorance, fear and cowardice.

This condition is the logical and predictable result of a failed educational system wherein the inmates are told what to beleive rather than being taught how to think, perform objective analysis and draw their own conclusions.  Rather than being the marketplaces of ideas they once were, our schools have devolved into asylums of indoctrination, where perspectives are presenteted as axiomatic facts that are beyond debate and anyone who dares question their presentation as such is condemned has phobic and or hate filled. The facualties then wield their so-called students like fascist street thugs to shout down any opposition to prevent their perspectives from even being heard never mind debated.

This then is one of the greatnesses of an open and free internet, and why the left continually seeks it regulation. The products of this defective system have been redered not only incapable of grasping complex historical and philosophical constructs, frighted at the prospect of seeing them presented in a forum where they can't be shouted down before they are heard or debated, because they never learned the skills of debate or objective analysis, but they are also deeply afraid of being proven wrong because they somehow know they don't really understand and can't really explain their own position.

These deficiencies in the thought process have been replaced with the tactics of obfuscation, deflection and misdirection . When these fail they immediately resort to the projection of their own deficiencies and then assualts on your intelligence and name calling from the mild to the vile. There are of course among these leftists those who resort to this last tactic first and foremost. These last are also generally devoid of any sense of humor.

Of course the most fundamental constructs they are incapable of grasping are political and economic. Juxtapose fascism and communism together on the left or posit that neither of them are actually anti-capitalist or counter capitalist by rather that they are extreamely inefficient and corrupted forms of capitalism, then stand back and watch their heads explode in vitrol and profanity. Beyond these base emotional reactions, even further cognitive dissonance can be created by asking simple questions, such as can they explain the difference between "national socialism" and "socialism in a single state", or asking them to explain the structural difference between the managment of a factory in the Soviet Union and one in the U.S.

These quesions will produce one of three reactions. 1. More obfuscation, deflection and misdirection. 2. Stupid answers that demonstrate that they don't even understand the question(s). 3. Refusal to further engage, coupled with the insistance that you are in need of psychiatric assistance. You can then genty remind them of three things, that their suggestion is precisely in line with their Soviet progenitors who used the psychiatric hospitals as extensions of the torture chambers of the gulags, that you engage in these exercises for the benifit of those other readers who can be educationally exposed to their irrational behavior and to have good laugh at their expence before moving on to the next batch of contemptable, ignorant leftists.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

President Ineffectual Leads Us Into War.

Anyone who has read this blog knows that I am no fan on Vladimir Putin or Russia in general and that I am even less of a fan of the despicable creature currently inhabiting the White House or her ineffectual husband. As awful as our president's performace is, what's is worse is all the pundits that promote Putin as some sort of savior in the middle east. And the same time little credence is given Puin's motives for getting involved.

The recent interview of Putin on 60 Minutes was pathetic. Charlie Rose pitched so many softballs I thought I was watching a middle school girls game. No questions about communist culpability for 70 years of crimes against humanity. No questions about Assad's blocking the construction of a natural gas pipe line that would severely undercut Russia's foreign exchange reserves by reducing western Europe's dependence on Russian energy supplies. Putin's claims about merely wanting to support the established and legitimate government are a smoke screen at best.

All that said Putin is just following an ages old pattern. He sees Obama for what he is, weak, ineffectual and mistrusted by all. If Putin were to fail to step into the void the ultra nnationalists would purge him and find someone who would.

Now we are hearing reports that the Russian's air campaign against ISIS infrastructure has been effective and demoralizing for their forces. Of course for the momment these reports must be taken with a large grain of salt until more independent confirming or refuting reports come in.

Should they prove true, even in part, it raises serious questions as to why the Pentagons operations in Syria and northern Iraq have been, for all intents and purposes, completely inept. Has the Obama administration's Stalinesque purges of top military officers left nothing but a cadre of incompetent "yes men"? Has the DoD directed the Central Command to do nothing but window dressing, meaningless and/or counter productive operations? Are either or both of these possibilities part of or linked to Hillary's infamous "reset" of US/Russian relations?

Some of the Republican candidates have already gone after the President in regards his all to apparent weakness in dealing with Putin.  Maybe they need to ask some of these very questions.

Monday, September 28, 2015

1600 Or Below.

The DJIA is spinning doward again. Will it close at or below the crutial support level of 1600? Or will the FED come to the rescue againbuying everything in sight just to keep it above 1600. 48 minutes will tell.

P.S. OK so I missed it by 1.11 points.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Message For My Readers.

Some of you know that I often comment on Disqus enabled sites under the name FVS. Under that rubric I have started a discussion group titled "2016 The Paradigm Shift". This will be an open forum to discuss how this election season has quickly developed into something well outside the typical politics as usual, how we got here and where it is going. All are welcome to partisipate and contribute. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

CNN=FNC You Be The Judge.

Both networks, are falling all all over themselves congratulating Job Bush for his "He kept us safe" line during Wednesday's debate. Not a one of the talking heads is even considering, nor would they dare, that maybe the approbation is not true.

In the short term many Americans did indeed feel safer after the invasions and of deposing of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Sadam in Iraq. But there is a old truism that "Hindsight is 20/20". So lets examine the claim from that perspective rather than from the very narrow time frame Jeb Bush and the network bubble heads would rather us view it from.

After the fall of both government the forces of jihadist Islam found themselves deprived of areas of operation from which they had worked with impunity. To that degree and in that all to brief window of time, yes we were safer.  But from a longer perspective it simply is not true. After our brave fighting men and women gave him a victory, Bush quickly set about to snatch defeat from its jaws. He did this by caving to the moral relativists and proclaiming that not only was Islam a "religion of peace", a concept destroyed by even the most cursory examination of its history, he gave the new governments, governments we put in place, carte blanched to include Sharia law in their new constitution. In doing so he gave the worst acters still left, tacit and real permission to carry on and rebuild their machines of death. We gained nothing from such foolishness, but in fact gave justification to the insurgencies that followed.

If anyone in Norfolk Virginia had been listening they probably could have heard General MacArthur turning over in his grave. It was MacArthur who had placed the restriction on the Japanese during the occupation that their new constitution must not and would not include any place for Shinto Buddhism, out of which had grown both the Bushido warrior code and the suicidal Emperor as deity worship that had cost so many lives and prolonged that terrible war.

That such suicidalism has long been present since Islam's founding is undeniable. "I present you with an army that loves death more than you love life" has been a tenant of their militarism since at least when they besieged the Persian empire. Bush gave this horror its renewed life.

Jeb's father gave away the store to the Russian communists at Malta by promising them their would be no prosecutions for either their personal crimes or communism's crimes against humanity. Its bought us a revanchist Russia commanded by so-called former communists and politicians in this country who operate as communists in everything but name. His brother by his incompetence fostered the renewed jihad from which the whole world suffers. Lord spare us please from the incompetence of another Bush in the White House and the sycofantic fools in the media who would help put him there.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The "Big" Debate.

If one were to listen to almost any of the beltway talking heads, tonight's debate is going to be "the big one" that will be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. Sorry but I think they spend way too much time listening to each other.

CNN has already admitted that their "moderators" plan to be anything but moderate and have a stated goal of trying to start a fight between someone, anyone and Trump. Well I guess we should expect it. The era of " objective" journalism died long ago. Now they don't even pretend or huff and puff with indignant denials when accused of being the hacks that they are.

Frankly I hope Trump comes straight out of the shoot and tears them a new asshole for their already announced bias, makes them look like the douche bags they are and instantaneously disarms what ever designated attack dogs the RNC. has set up. My guess would be Bobby Jindal and or Carly Fiorinna.

People are fed up with having to make a choice based on who they think. Will lie to them the least and/or steal the least from the public coffers. Well on the latter a count at least Trump isn't taking any special i tersest money and is self funding. People are tired of having professional politicians feed them a line of crap and false hopes about what's best for them and then getting hacks who do only what best for themselves. They don't want elitist telling them we have to "manage America's decline" but rather one who is going to reverse the decline by getting g special interests and corrupt money and bribes in all but name out of the political process.

If Trump comes out of this debate with as strong or stronger numbers than going in, and I see very little reason he wouldnt, the INC's fall back position will be to shove Job Bush down his throat as VP just like they did with he father to Reagan in 1980.  Sorry again but I don't think Trump will take that kind of "handling"  from the RNC power structure any more than he's taken any of the rest of there crap.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Chaos Widens.

There has been much said of late concerning the immigration flood going on in here. What I find most disturbing is the attacks on nations like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic that are doing their best to stem the tide.

Even as the Germans say "No more!" and drop the gates of renewed border controls the eastern European nations continue to be attacked, particularly the Poles for not being sufficiently accommodating to the flood or "accepting" their "designated quota". Just because they are now part of the EU does not mean they will or should forget how their history diverges from that of western Europe.

The Poles endured over a hundred years of being carved up by Russians, Prussians and Austrians. After WW I they enjoyed and all to brief 20 years of self determination before being carved up by the Germans and Russians again. Then after WW II the became the only allied power to lose the war and suffered under another 45 years of Russian puppet government and military occupation.

The Russian's tactic of cultural dilution by forced immigration is an historical fact.  Having final regaining their freedom and cast of the Russians they are not going to sit back and have outside forces tell them they must endure another wave of occupation by immigration. Good for them. The historical pattern is more or less the same  for the rest of the Eastern Europen nations.

The growing debt problems and now the flood of Muslims could very well break the EU. Seems some of the bureaucrats in Brussels are determined to renew the ancient East West divide in Europe. Well let the Germans drown in Turks and Syrians. They don't get along in the ME. There is little chance they will in Germany and Austria.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hillary's Dilemma Or That Cheshire Cats Smile.

Hillary Clinton's campaign continues its slow, painful and oh so deliciously public decline. While there are indeed serious legal questions about her private email server and the DOJ and Congress may be conducting investigations, I have serious doubts that they have much real purpose beyond torpedoing her campaign. There are just to many bureaucrats in the DOJ and judges on the bench that were appointed by her husband who would place every conceivable obstacle in the way of her maleficence ever coming before a jury.

Beyond the above there are plenty of establishment Democrats who are fed up with the Clinton's and their holier than thou, take no prisoners style. I would compare it to the Democrats themselves leading the charge to pass term limits on the Presidency after FDR's death and the end of the war. Quite simply, it's a matter of "enough is enough".

Those private moments at Chapaqua must be excruciating. Hillary's seeing her self-entitled Presidency slip through her fingers yet again must be painful, both physically and emotionally. The thought of slipping into political irrelevance must be horrifying for her.

Not that she will blame herself or her blatent criminal incompetence for her demise, leftists never do. Introspection and or self doubt just are not part of the linier thought process of an American leftist. Like any leftist she will lash out at her enemies, both real and imagined, starting with her husband for having talked her into undertaking the fool's errand of another campaign. Next in line will be her staff for failing to sufficiently protect her from her own failings. Then will come an assault on the MSM for betraying her by not being sufficiently suplicant to her highness's entitlement to the crown.

With this last element having already been started with one of her staffers going so far as attacking the New York Times as have going over to the dark side and becoming a "(M)outhpiece for Republican propaganda" I can only imagine the vitriol and invictive being hurled about behind closed doors.

I can only speculate that the is one hell of a lot of schadenfreude going around, beginning with her Secret Service detachment whom she has always treated as like something she had to scrape off the bottom of her shoe. Seeing that gleeful smirk on their faces as they overhear one of her tirades would be a picture that paints a thousand words. Next would be lower level members of her staff and the DNC that she has no doubt treated little better than her Secret Service body guards. The list only gets longer from there. I don't think there a lot of people around her the actually think "I feel your pain". Well except maybe Bill or some staffer who didn't duck quickly enough to dodge some object she threw at them.

As for the rest of us, her political demise can't come soon enough. It will be something akin to the moment after Hitler pulled the trigger in his bunker in Berlin. For many of the staff the first thing they did was take out a cigarette and light it up. A physical act of saying "Thank god that's finally over, can we get the hell out of here now? "

Exile to Chapaqa may be like being locked in gilded cage. But I can't help but think that the combined isolation and hearing Bill's bimbos squeal in the guest cottage (there would no longer be any impediments to his full on debautchery) would be its own special kind oh so richly deserved hell.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lefticus Americanicus

Lefticus Americanicus. A sub species of homo sapiens marked by a particular intellectual devolution brought about by a failure to be taught or to learn the history of logic, reason and rational thinking.   Most of this subset are incapable of grasping complex conceptual structures or of even considering that they might be in error. This tragic circumstance has been brought about because they have only been told what to think not taught how to think. They have been told that history is irrelevant, that logic and reason are tricks of the enemy. Experience and comparative analysis have no place in their world because it can result in discourse and various possible causes and effects. They have been fed lie after lie to the point that truth not only has no meaning it is unrecognizable to them.    Their thought processes are so liner that questioning what they have been told is truth is beyond their capabilities.

This then creates a cognitive dissonance that causes them to lash out. But they don't lash out against those who have deliberately burdened them with such stilted and limited intellectual capabilities, but against anyone who dares not to conform to their deficiencies. They exhibit Pavlovian reactions against anything or anyone who questions what they "know" to be the truth. For them any such contrary thought must be crushed immediately not so much because it is contrary but because it might lead others to question what they have been told.

In short Lefticus Americanicus is an intellectual throwback akin to a virus that can only exist while the host that it feeds on remains alive and resisting the disease. It lives to destroy, not just the American republican model but the enlightenment, Locke, Rosseau and all the great thinkers that brought it about. It feeds on its hatred and excretes ignorance it glorifies as truth. Once the host dies the virus must as well. Such has been the demonstrated result of all forms of socialism be it fascism, communism or this particularly odious American form that calls itself political correctness.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chaos In Europe.

The uncontrolled immigration crisis in Europe grows worse with each passing day and at first glance one can't help but have sympathy for people fleeing the horror and depredations of war.  But a closer examination reveals something more.

For thirty some years now it has been the clear but infrequently spoken policy, and even then only in whispers, of radical Islam to colonize Europe with ever growing numbers of immigrants. Yes the Middle East has been thrown into turmoil, war and a medieval barbarism carried out with modern implements and broadcast for all to see with 21st century technology that staggers the imagination. But these horrors are either a deliberate construction and or a self inflicted wound. Granted the West and particularly the US has a certain responsibility to bear. It has failed to confront an implacable enemy with a full certainty of will and finality of purpose.

The West has chosen to forget its previous history with Islam and chosen instead the foolish path of political correctness and placation with an enemy whose tactics have not changed in fourteen hundred years. After the devastating attacks of 9/11 the US moved quickly to remove the Taliban from the seat of government in Afghanistan and attack the al Qaida terrorists they had given free range to operate. But then like fools we quickly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by assuring the interim goverenment, a government we put in place, that we considered Islam "a religion of peace" and they were free to incorporate their barbaric 7th century Shria law into their new constitution. We then compounded this foolishness by repeating it in Iraq. The lessons of the final victory over Japan and the obvious parallels between Islamic and Japanese suicidal fanaticism were forgotten and ignored.

The American military and US Middle East policy were quickly transformed from dominant victors to Br'er Rabbit, elbow and ankle deep into the Tar Baby.
The implacable and relentless enemy that is Islam then exploited our foolishness to not simply kill our brave soldiers but to draw us deeper into the trap of trying to deal with 7th century barbarism with foolishly misguided 21st century "proportional response." We applied the failed lessons of Viet Nam and got the same result. We did not withdraw with honor but with shamelessness.

The difference being that after the withdrawal from Viet Nam they went about repairing and rebuilding their country, in Iraq "Vieitnamisation" policy has failed once again and left the worst of the worst manifestations of fundamental Islam to reign supreme and to grow and spread. And just as conquering armies have done since time immemorial they sow fear among civilian populations and drive them before them to create chaos and clog the logistical capabilities of their enemies, namely Europe.

All this flood of refugees is just taking that longstanding policy of colonization to a new and extreme level.  It should also be noted that those European countries that remained free after the defeat of the Nazis in World War II continue to try to accomidate the hoards while those that have only recently escaped from half a century of Russian/communist colonization are putting up resistance and trying to stem the flow.

Once again the Islamic hoards are stacking up at the "Gates of Vienna". The question is will the Europeans be able to recognize that this is another attempt at conquest just by a different means? Will they be able to fight them off or will the massive numbers of Muslims already entrenched create such civil disruption as to make it all but impossible?

These are not the Goths and the Visigoths who sought to become Romans and carry on with the systems of Rome. These are the hoards of Ghengis Khan who will do nothing but consume and destroy. Europe better wake up and so had the US because we're next.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Deliberate Intentions.

If it was the intention of the NEA and the rest of the leftist cadre to destroy the Enlightenment and the unique American culture that grew out of it by producing a generation of squishy liberals who judge everything through a prism of emotion rather than logic and reason, I'd have to say they have nearly succeeded.

It's not there are not a lot of intelligent hard working young people out there that are just as appalled by the society around them as their parents. Its just that there are as many or more of these thoughtless emotion driven twits. If one needs any evidence of it just look at how many young people who feel the need to cover themselves with tattoos and piercings. What was once the pervue of sailors, criminals and primitives is now the norm and I would defy anyone to tell me it represents anything but social devolution.

Combine that with the fact that so many young people can't be bothered to speak proper English and you have a recipe for disaster in any drastic social turn. I recently encountered a young woman in her early twenties for whom it was impossible to construct a sentence without using the word "like" at least twice. I have to wonder just who would hire such inarticulate people and how could they possible survive in a crisis.

I have no doubt that these morally and intellectually stilted individuals are also thoroughly invested in the poison of moral relativism and that that robs them of the capacity for critical social analysis. This makes them incapable of grasping the fact that there is a large swath of black society that doesn't give a rip about their political leanings or alleged social tolerance but quite simply hates them because they are white.

I somehow doubt if any of the victims of the growing tide of black on white hate crimes were first asked by their assailants if they were registered Democrats or sufficiently "tolerant" of the violence about to be inflicted upon them.

Tolerance in political terms has come to mean a lack of capacity to make critical judgements.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Death By Criminal Unintended Consequences.

The events in Roanoke Virginia were made all the more horrorible by the fact that both one of the victims and the perpetrator captured it on camera. But that's not the real story here.

The media talking heads from coast to coast will be lamenting the tragic fate of the victims for days. Right up to the moment their bodies go into the ground and then they will be quickly forgotten. The sooner the better as far as the left is concerned. The story that there are blacks just as capable of such irrational hate filled violence as Dylan Roofe just doesn't fit into their narrative. Somehow I doubt a single one of their teleprompters will carry the real story. Unless circumstances force them they won't tell you what this event is really about.

This was nothing less than a black on white hate crime and the terrible consequence of decades of leftist, racist pandering to and fostering of the lack of emotional self control in the black community.

For decades now blacks have been told that their self-esteem and alleged victimhood out weighs all other factors in any and all situations. They have been told that they entitled to free housing, free food, free education, free phones, free this, free that, preferential treatment for just about anything.

Raised on the poisoned pablum of low expectation and little or no accountability, why then should be surprised that there are those that think that once they are given a job because of the color of their skin they are under no obligation to actually work, compete and apply themselves in order to keep it? The perpetrator of this horrible crime no doubt felt that he lost his job, not because he underperformed or failed to meet expectations or performance requirements, but because he has been taught and believes that racism is inherent in the nature of being white.

A sick mind constructed as such by a sick and inherently racist political philosophy, i.e. paternalistic liberalism. The families and friends of the victims will mourn the loss of their loved ones but I doubt any of them will lay the blame for the event at the feet of the real perpetrators. If they did they would sue the snot out of the leftist politicians and college professors that have foisted the horror of "white guilt" on the public for the last 40+ years. Don't hold your breath.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Following Up On Volatility As The New Normal.

All during yesterday's market disaster the talking heads and financial pundits were all hoping, speculating, or openly declaring that this was just a "blip", a temporary "correction", that China's economic contraction and currency devaluations would only be peripheral to American markets.

Before going any further please keep in mind that this is the same set of bought and paid for douche bags that have been pushing "globalization" for the last 40+ years.

As the futures markets indicated they would when the markets opened they did indeed go up sharply, reversing much of the previous days losses. This of course engendered all the aforementioned talking heads to enter into a spasam of self congratulation. And then the 3:00 o'clock arrived and DJIA entered into a 500+ point nosedive, wiping out not just the illusory gains of the day, closing down just over 200 points, but leaving more than one pundit ashen looking and grasping to find any words. Quite amusing to watch really.

I can't help but think that these sorry sacks of shit are trying to channel Scarlet O'Hara; "After all, tomorrow is another day".  Well....good luck with that.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Time For Another Open Letter To The Charlotte Observer

I'm sure I'm not the only conservative reader of The Observer (what few you have left) who eagerly awaits just how you and the rest of the leftist cadre are going to find a way to blame the collapsing global markets on the Republicans or more specifically George Bush.

Lord knows I'm no fan of the Congressional RINOs or the Bush clan but it was Obama and the Democrats who have passed a health care bill that has failed miserably and very expensively before it has really even gotten  started.  It has been this same bunch of globalization/new world order fanatics that have nearly doubled the national debt in less than 7 years. What was unsustainable at $9 trillion is even more unsustainable at nearly $19 trillion.

Come on now just what did the geniuses on the editorial board of The Observer think was going to happen as a result of foisting off the biggest incompetent fool in American history as "the smartest man in the room"? And you sit there and wonder why Donald Trump becomes more unassailable every day. I guess the public, looking around and seeing their society collapsing before their eyes, knows who to blame. Here's some more news for you, Charlotte's relative insulation as a banking center is going to prove to be a very thin cloke to hide behind.

Falling gas prices will be good for the American commuter right up to the moment they no longer have jobs to commute to. Do you think the public will care about the Washington's and Hollywood's propaganda when there local grocery store looks like one in Venezuela? Just how much food do you think Mexico and central America will ship north as their own population begin to starve? Just how many American dollars will they want as it becomes as worthless as their own?

I'm sure your masters at the New York Times and the Washington Post will come up with some line of propaganda and you will fall right in line and publish every bit of tripe they scribble.  Try as you will the story line that this is a "normal correction" wont fly very far. Just because you don't cover the fact that shipping rates from Asia have fallen by 60% in the last couple of months doesn't mean it didn't happen and wasn't foretelling of this carnage.

To bad for you that nobody is going to believe anything you write. Oh you will have your usual blind, left wing hangers on, and you will publish their letters trying to convince the public, but really mostly yourselves, that this disaster is anybody's fault but the left's.

Your fetid dreams of building a socialist utopia with other peoples money are about to crumble before your very eyes. Margaret Thatcher's words will hauntingly ring in your ears but I doubt you will listen to them even now, as you have never listened to anything but your own council in the past.

I'd bet that you haven't given more than a passing thought to the idea that our nation's enemies are going to use this to our detriment as well. You can't see that Islamic extremism is the 21st century melding of Nazi antisemitic death worship and Japanese Shinto suicidal cultism. But then just add that to the long list of your other glaring failures.

The combination of arrogance and financial collapse leads to degradation and war. Only now our enemies have dirty bombs and suicidal fanaticism.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

My Adventures With Fascism - 1973 to 2014; or How I Learned to Loath The CMPD In One Easy Lesson.

The recent events in Ferguson Missouri, Statan Island New York and elsewhere have brought a bright light and sharp focus on both the growing predilection of local police forces to use violence as the first last and only option when dealing with a "non cooperative" public and the growing frustration of the public with government in general.  No one is immune, including your humble correspondent.

So let's get this straight right up front, for any of those readers who haven't figured it out already.  I'm a baby boomer.  In fact I'm one of those quintessential baby boomers, my father and his older brother were both decorated naval officers in the Pacific and my mother was a pharmacist's mate in the Coast Guard attached to the Atlantic fleet.  My brother and I we're both brought up on a steady diet of reruns of "Victory at Sea" and Walter Cronkite's "The Twentieth Century," along with the seemingly endless stream of World War Two movies produced both during and after the war.

We have all seen the pictures of the horrors that that war produced, from the Rape of Nanking, to the Blitzkrieg of London, to the stacks of corpses at Bergen-Belsen and Auschwitz.

But there is an aspect of that period that could not be captured on film. An aspect that our societies have failure to recognize and remember, that threatens the existence of our fair republic and what has made it so great.

I have to admit that I didn't recognize it myself until I was in my early 20's. It was at this time that I had the opportunity to travel to Europe with friends. We traveled around much of western and northern Europe and most everyone we encountered were open, friendly and socially engaging. In short they were very much like us.  Yes everyone knew the Soviets and their reluctant allies had a hundred plus divisions, millions of troops and thousands of  tanks just the other side of the Iron Curtain. but it didn't rule their daily lives and they went about them just like we did, in an open and free society.

That understanding and perspective changed however once we crossed the Pyrenees mountains into Spain. Yes there were the same type of border controls as we had encountered traveling between other European nations, the difference was in what we encountered inside Spain and in the people we met. Quite literally just outside virtually every town we came to there was a wide white stripe painted across the road and on each side of the road was a guard shack. You had to stop. A member of the La Guardia Civil would step out, look at you and decide whether to waive you through, ask for your papers, or search your person and vehicle.  There was no question as to whether or not you had to comply. This was 1973 and Generalissimo Franco, his Falangist party and the La Guardia were still very much in charge.

Once we entered a town or city the people we met were not so much as unfriendly, if anything they were extremely polite.  Polite and wary to a point of being suspicious, and very much distant. This was not because we were foreigners or even because we were Americans.  We were quite simply strangers and over 35 years of military dictatorship and police state occupation had conditioned them, had corroded their spirits and so poisoned their hearts as to better consider any stranger to possibly be an agent of the police, sent among then to seek out any who might speak ill of Franco, the Falangists or the government.

During our 5 day trip between the French border and Rota we encountered nearly a hundred such road blocks and as many or more wary and weary Spaniards.  It didn't matter if you were stopping at a hotel for the night or at a roadside cantina for lunch. The atmosphere was almost universal whether you were in Barcelona, Madrid or Seville or any of a dozen places in between.

It wasn't until we settled into a little seaside village called Chipiona a few kilometers outside Rota and we became known to the locals as both Americans and people who had friends stationed at the US Navy base in Rota that they became more relaxed, open and genuinely warm with us. Whenever we would ask them about what is was like living under Franco and almost constant surveillance they would tell us horrifying stories of the brutality of the La Guardia, but not before carefully looking around the room to make sure there were no strangers about or anyone paying undo attention to our conversation.  "You can never be to careful." was an off repeated sentence.  They would point to the change on the bar with Franco's picture on it and then point to their eye and say "He watches everything."

I can only imagine the great relief the Spanish people felt whem Franco finally died.

So what then does all this have to do with any threat to our republic and my newly acquired loathing for the CMPD?  Quite simply I was driving through my own neighborhood, a mere 2 blocks from my home of 28 years in a quiet, peaceful, long established, upper middle class neighborhood when I found myself inextricably trapped in a police roadblock.

It was six o'clock on a Thursday afternoon.  They were not doing a DUI check or even asking if people if they had any information about a crime that had occurred in the area (there hadn't been any). They were conducting what they euphemistically call a "public safety" driver's license check.  What I call a exercise in public intimidation and conditioning.  This little bit of intimidation centered around trying to discourage the public from using this particular street as a cut through or short cut to a large regional mall in South East Charlotte.  This had been the second such road block set up on this street in a month.

All who find themselves reading this beware.  If there is anything a local donut digester does not like it is a citizen who knows the law better than they do.

The local donut digester at this stop (one of twelve!) asked me to show him my license.  I responded by politely asking him if I had committed a crime.  He answered me "No."  I then followed up by asking if he had a reasonable suspicion that I had committed a crime.  Again he answered "No" and was clearly becoming irritated by my temerity in asking reasonable and lawful questions.  I then asked if I was being detained or was I free to go.  He replied that I was being detained until I showed him my license. 

Now this is where things got interesting and ugly.  You see, the North Carolina state Constitution is very specific about personal and individual rights.  Article I is in fact titled "Declaration of Rights", Section 21 of Article I is titled "Inquiry into restraints on liberty."  It reads as follows; "Every person restrained of his liberty is entitled to a remedy to inquire into the lawfulness thereof, and to remove the restraint if unlawful, and that remedy shall not be denied or delayed.  The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended."

It was at this point I asked this cop "Under the authority of what statute are you detaining me?"  This simple inquiry, the right to which is clearly delineated as shown above, was more than this ignorant buffoon was going to take.  How dare some mundane citizen challenge his authority, (read make him look ignorant of the law).  He stepped back, placed his hand on his weapon and told me to step out of my vehicle.  I repeated my question as to what statute he was claiming authority to detain me.  His partner then assaulted me with his right hand pushing me away from the door as he reached in to open it with the inside handle.  Confronted with this sudden violence I quite naturally pulled back.  This second cop, I won't call then officers, that would confer a dignity they don't deserve, then told me I could step out of my vehicle or he would "rip you out."

I was then placed in hand cuffs, told I was going to jail and frog marched to a near by cruiser, a donut digester on each arm.  During this little march I asked if this was a police state now where I didn't have a right of inquiry.  He simply said, and I quote; " You know what? It just might be!"

Do we really need any further demonstration that the police have lost all regard for the citizen, the Constitution and the job they're supposed to do?  The concept of "To Protect and Serve" has officially morphed into one of "Patrol and Control".

The sargent on scene then tried to compound his junior officer's failings by telling me that they were "under no obligation to cite any statute when making an arrest." I replied that that was a lie and he damn well knew it. He asked me if I was an attorney. I told him I was not but that did not mean I did not know the law and cited the above section of the State Constitution.

This seemed to set him aback and he decided to release me with a summons rather than an arrest. This apparently angered the officer who initially confronted me and I watched with a certain amusement as he argued briefly with the Sargent.

I was further amused when he then had to ask another of the officers present what statute I should be charged under; proving my point that this twirp didn't even know the law he was ostensibly operating under.

Still angry at being denied his arrest statistic, he wrote the summons and then slapped me in the chest with it while I was still in restrsints saying "Here you go mister smart ass! I certainly hope that you don't make the court date so I vsn have the pleasure of coming to arrest you again!"

Long story short I have a very good attorney and this nevy came to court.  My point being is that this and so many other incidents, are what happens when you bring soldiers back from long tours in Iraq and Afghanistan where they genuinely have to worry if the next person they meet is going to try and kill them.

Thinking that such experiences in a hostile warzone qualify an individual to perform the duties of a police officer in a largely pacific environment is, has and will continue to prove to be a tragic mistake. If such placement in our local police forces continue, just how long does anyone think it will take before the population in general adopts the attitude of the long abused Spaniards I met in 1973? Does anyone really want for this to be what America becomes?

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Question To Ponder. Rev.1

I came across an interesting quote from George Washington today.

In the period leading up to the Philadelphia convention Washington, although personally convinced of the need to replace the Articles Of Confederation he was not yet sure if such a convention would succeed or if his presence would help the process or damage him if it failed. John Jay was convinced otherwise and in a letter to the General tried to convince him he was the indispensable man.

Washington wrote back to Jay saying that he was still not convinced that the public yet felt that it "had been so misled as to yet desire such a radical change."  Washington of course ment misled as to mean poorly led rather than deceived.

This of course brings us to the current political season and the phenomena of one Donald Trump. Don't mistake me. I don't think Trump could hold a candle to any of the founders. I would however posit the question; has the American public finally "been so misled," in both the senses of the word, as to "desire such a radical change"?

Just a thought, as the old saying goes "all things old are new again!"

Both the Republican and the Dempcret parties still seems to be blind to the fact that Donald Trump is a political phenomenon/monster of their own making. 

The Democrats got themselves swept out of power in Congress because the shoved unwanted tyrannical legislation down the throats of the American people. The Republicans got swept in by promising to do something about it. The Democrats responded by doubling down on their arrogance and basicly relinquished authority to the president to rule by executive fiat. The Republicans responded like a vision of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz, all bluster and noise but no a bit of fortitude to either challenge the president's unconstitutional actions or repeal the hated legislation.

So now we have both parties and their media lapdogs desperately trying to build sandcastles against the rising tide of frustration, anger and resentment of the common man. They just can't grasp that no body is listening to their propaganda anymore. That FOX News and other so-called conservative media has exposed themselves as just as much a tool of the establishment as the alphabet hacks on the left has only served to raise the level of anger and resentment.

Perhaps it best that the establishment remains opposed to Trump's candidacy. Once they start to support him the would try to flood his team with their own hacks not try and further his platform or base of support but to try and subvert and control it. Such corrupt courtiers and sycophants have been around since the dawn of social organization. So far he has proven himself to be his own man. How long that lasts we will have to wait and see.

I Really Don't Think The Clinton's Care.

Well that's a pretty broad statement seeing as neither one of them have any shame or sense of morality.  It's not like that even if she is forced to slink back to Chappaqua like spurned dog, she or Bill will ever shut the fuck up. Besides, under current law she will be allowed to keep all those campaign contributions. She'll keep soliciting money right up to the very last possible minute and then cackle all the way to whatever slush fund she can hide the deposits in. Then you can bet that they'll cook the campaigns books to make it look like she spent every dime so the poor church mice from Arkansas can go out and beg for more to pay her alleged debts. Lord forgive me but I do so hate these people.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Speech Tsipras Should Have Made.

There is a certain shame in the current situation of Greece and it rests squarely on the shoulders of Prime Minister Tsiapras.

The people of Greece had spoken, twice. First in electing the Syriza party to government and then in a snap referendum rejecting further Troika austerity.

He had the moment in history, he had the precedent, he had the votes. But rather than stand up to the bullies in Brussels and make them face the facts, he folded like a house of straw in a stiff breeze.

He could have, he should have, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations:

"Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished delegates, honorable ambassadors. I come before you as the Prime Minister of Greece to present to you an appeal from the Greek people.

"As you all know my small country faces a crisis that threatens our livelihoods, our neighborhoods and our very lives. We have to make a choice between just which set of difficult and uncomfortable circumstances we wish to face.

"Do we betray the voters and plaster over a poisonous, unpayabe debt with even more unpayable debt and suffering?  Do we tolerate once again outside forces telling us once again that debt makes democracy irrelevant and we must live our lives in accordance with their demands? Or do we stand up, admit our mistakes, and there are many, take our lumps and govern ourselves in our own best interest? Isn't that what government is supposed to be about?

"Yes the previous governments in my country, given the opportunity to spend other peoples money, took advantage and dug a deep hole. A hole so deep that any light from the top is barely discernable.

"If I were standing here and telling you that Greece bears no responsibility for the mess it is in and should suffer no consequences for its actions you could and indeed should boo me off this stage.

"But the time has come for not just Greece, not just the European Union, but the entire world to face some difficult realities.  Firstly we have to recognise that there are powerful, vested interests that are strongly opposed to even articulating the problem, never mind presenting any broad based solutions, precisely because any solutions will entail greatly diminishing their power, wealth and unaccountable authority.

"The ugly little secret is that it is not just Greece that has made economic commitments well beyond its ability to generate the revenue to pay them. And it's not just the rest of the 'Southern Tier' of Europe that is so horribly over burdened with these unpayable debts; IT IS VIRTUALLY EVERY NATION ON THE PLANET!

"Greece takes great pride in being the historical birthplace of democracy. But we must aslo remember that the ancients of Greece had another tradition and lesson for the modern world.  Their world too underwent the turmoil and social instability brought about by the exploitation of the accumulation of unpayable debt.

"Today it is not just families and villages but entire nations that have been reduced to the penury of unpayable debt.  Just as in the time of Solon we need the wisdom to declare unpayable debt not just uncollectable but unjust and their contracts as void.

"If we as a people, sharing a common humanity and a common planet don't come to some means of correcting this great imbalance as civilized men, it will seek to rebalance itself in a spasm of violence that will draw the entire world into economic chaos and eventually war.

"Are those vested interests of whom I spoke really beyond such reasoning? Must they continue to accumulate more wealth and more power for the mere sake of accumulating more wealth and power beyond any measure ever seen in history?

"Sadly much of the political structure of the world has been usurped, purchaced by these very powers. It will take a united world of United Nations to convince them of the folly of continuing down the path that we are on. We ask not for their destruction but for their cooperation in building a world where hard work builds dignity and prosperity for all nations and peoples."

He could have made such a speech but he's either chicken shit or the victim of threats, blackmail and/or intimidation. His cowardice my have condemned us all.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Rot. Part Two

Jefferson spoke of the thee of liberty needing to be watered on occasion with the blood of tyrants and patriots alike. Sorry but I'm afraid the tree has rotted and the rot has gone on for too long. Oh the bark is still there and that layer of living tissue just beneath it is hanging on. But the heartwood is worm eaten and has all but lost its ability to support the rest. The 2008 crisis nearly felled it. TPTB shored it up with flimsy supports but the next one will bring it down. In spite of people's hopes,Trump is no tree surgeon, you can't repair a rotted tree. You let if fall of its own weight and destroy everything in its path or you bring it down with some semblance of order, and even that will by its very nature be an act of violence.

The rot has a name and it has spread into every corner of the globe. Its name is debt based money and the hubris that the cure for the disease is more of the disease. The disease festered to the surface in Greece and once again TPTB saw fit to crush political expression and plastered over the sore with another layer of poison. Unfortunately human history has shown that TPTB will sooner drag us into war than dismantle the rot and plant and nourish a new tree.

The American Revolution succeeded because the people already had a long tradition, made necessary by separations of distance and time, of governing their own affairs, both individually and in limited political entities. Every other revolution, from the French to the Russian, has failed. Simply because those basic underpinnings of liberty never existed. Their protagonists may have mouthed the words of liberty and freedom, but they wanted government to give it to them instead of building it for themselves.

Again unfortunately today many Americans have forgotten that the fruits of liberty come from self reliance and a lot of hard work. Sadly Jefferson's "Tree of Liberty" is long since past saving with the blood of tyrants and patriots. New trees must be planted to grow in the hearts of individuals. The question is; can this be done before TPTB drag us into a global conflagration.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Another Tempest In A Teapot???

Once again the MSM and Republican establishment are reporting the demise of the Trump campaign. This time over his dust up with Megan Kelly and her questions at the debate.

Trump might be crass and certainly has a track record of shooting off his mouth before considering the consequences. None of that changes the fact that FOX news and its stable of talking heads are just as deep in the pockets of the Republican establishment as the NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN cabal is in the pocket of the Democrat party establishment.

Both parties spend a thousand fold more time listening to the Wall Street interests and begging them for cash than they do to any rank and file party member or god forbid public opinion. This has been the standard modis operandi of politics since the turn of the 20th century if not longer.

Well guess what people are sick and tired of it. Their sick and tired of politicians who have for decades told them "I hear you, elect me and we will make some changes," and then as soon as they get to Congress or the Senate they fall right in line with the party establishment and break every promise they made.

So then they begat for themselves the Trump phenomenon. As I said he's crass, he's brash and most certainly impolitic but   that in itself is what has struck a chord - many people don't even like him, but he says what people are thinking.

Trump may be showing himself to be a sexist and the Megan Kelly thing may be over the top. It might even slow him down a bit but I doubt it will derail his campaign. He already took it on head on when he said that neither he nor the country have time for "political correctness". Another instance of striking a note that people want to hear.

If nothing else he is forcing the issue on illegal immigration. People are sick of turning on the TV or the internet and seeing yet another story of a senseless murder and/or rape committed by an some illegal that had been deported time and time again. There sick and tired of Homeland security and ICE dealing with criminal aliens like it was a "catch and release" fishing tournament.

If for all his impolitic behaviour Trump drags the rest of the candidates to the right on immigration and crime, well that can't be a bad thing. If his stance brings the likes of Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson closer to the head of the pack and slaps down Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as the contemptible pandering hypocrites they are then that's a good thing too.

If the campaign ends with a Clinton - Bush choice, then that's no choice at all. If it's Rubio, the Clinton machine will eat him alive.  The best possibility for the nation would be for Trump to take one of the three mentioned above and say "You're my choice, here is a shit pile of money, go win this one for the Gipper." I don't think that's going to happen but why not raise the idea?

Either Cruz or Fiorina could go head to head with Clinton and eat he lunch. Carson would be unassailable to the lefts usual racist and belittling tactics.

There's a long time between now and the first caucuses and primary elections.  It's going to be an entertaining election season if nothing else.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ah To Be That Proverbial Fly On The Wall

One of the latest headlines in the New York Times has Jeb Bush warning Donald Trump about appealing to people's fear and angst.  I'd ask if he was serious in that question but I'm having trouble getting past the vision of the collective board of The Council on Foreign Relations with their hand deep in his backsides manipulating his vocal chords to say such utter foolishness.  Thursday's debate will no doubt be filled with a series of such focus group reaserched meaningless platitudes. All coaxed from similarly manipulated and bought and paid for throats.

That said I'm sure the evening will have some entertaining if no surprising moments.  And not just from the Donald. But I can't help but wonder which of the other nine has been designated as the event's Pit Bull. Armed no doubt with a script of what is to be perceived as their own bombast and whatever distorted and or made up tales of Trump's past as can be made to appear credible or at least conceivable.

Flinging poo like a monkey in a zoo with the hope that at least some of it sticks could prove to be the task at hand for one or more of the nine. The others of course will do their best to be seen as holding Trump at arms length and appearing serious and contemplative, if not empty headed.

Will there be a barely perceptible undercurrent of fear of reprisal at the hands of  Mr. Trump and his, it would appear, well versed, opposition research team? Or will that fear be overcome in a manufactured spasm of phony outrage by one or more hungry barracudas trying to make a name for themselves by feeding on Trump's flesh?

Or.... will Trump himself charge into the ring as the designated bull, but shaking off the spears of the picadors and then unload another broadside at the political class.
Out of deep on right field may well come new and unheard of or even uncontemplated (by the othet candidates or their puppet masters) proposals that will force them aback and into the position of having to come up with something, anything not filtered through the CFR or the boards of JP Morgan or Goldman Sacks or any of the other myriad puppet masters who will no doubt be feeding the microphpnes. Watching pathological liars who don't know what lie to tell might be entertaining if not dangerous. Everyone of them will have that little speaker in their ear with staff feeding them notes.

If Trump plays this right he could come out with both another boost in the polls and another round of vitriol from the MSM talking heads.

Bush is right. Trump has appealed to fear and angst.  The fear and angst that the political class has and will sell them out once again. Any flies on the walls Manhattan board rooms come Friday will be getting an ear full. None of it will have anything to do with actually addressing those fears.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Rot Spreads Exponentially

I have an old ash tree in my back yard. When I first bought this house some thirty years ago it was a bifurcated tree, half of which was leaning over the house and presented a "clear and present danger". As such it had to go. Now all these years later the stump is all decayed and gone and the rot has spread to the remaining tree.  Mind you I have not done anything to accelerate the process but neither have I done anything to retard it. So now I  am faced with a difficult and expensive task in removing it.

Such is what we are faced with in our government. We have failed ourselves and our posterity.  We have failed to protect or rights and trusted government a politicians to do it for us. WE HAVE DONE THE VERY THING OUR FOUNDERS WARNED US NEVER TO DO.  So now we are faced with an arduous and expensive task.

The rot in government has gone past that point in the curve where its growth has gone exponential.  Congress passes laws that no one but their campaign contributors want. The President decides which laws will be enforced and which one won't. He uses government agencies for political purposes. Now the Supreme Court has ruled and openly said that words don't mean what they say and their clear intent is meaningless if a mere five people say so. That is not how a republic works and it is certainly so far removed from any concept of a republic or a democracy as to be unrecognisable.

Our politicians and our government are as rotted as that old ash tree.  With that tree I have a choice. I could let it continue to rot until it falls of its own weight, destroying property, taking down power lines and greatly inconviencing all my neighbors or I could do the responsible thing and try to reach some agreement with my neighbors, the power company and my insurance company to share the cost and get it removed properly.

But the rotted tree of government is different because no matter how decayed it becomes the self serving politicians will use its equally corrupted bureaucracies and institutions to prop it up so that they can continue to feed off the remaining heartwood of the productive citizens.

Make no mistakes here, they will not hesitate to use any means of violence they deem necessary to shove their feeding tube down our throats. Small resistance to the center's power to tax and straight up expropriate private property will be met with massive force.

Doubt me? Just look at what happed to the enterprising individual in New York City who commited the horrendous offense of selling individual cigarettes. It being impossible to tax commerce at that level of sale it was of course criminalized. Never mind that that same cigarette already had federal excise taxes, state excise taxes as well as state and local sales taxes attached to it. Those were not only not enough taxes, the act of commerce beyond their reach is deemed a public nuisance so grievous as to warrent a violent arrest and an this cas resistance warrented an instantaneous death penalty!

That the police feel they have nothing better to do and that the District Attorney finds no wrong doing in such murderous, irresponsible actions shows how far the rotted institutions will go to perpetuate themselves. Small children are already being harassed for daring to sell lemonade on a hot summer afternoon. How long before some parent tells the black shirted, skinhead revenuers (and that's what they are) to shove their $500.00 vending permits where the sun doesn't shine and some child gets to witness the police turning them into an orphan right before their eyes?

Clearly such a monster cannot be confronted head on without deadly repercussions.  That does not mean however that it is unassailable.  That feeding tube they are so dependent upon does not go straight to the gaping maw at the top. It must pass by numerous ravenous smaller gullets first along the way. The powers at the top are as dependent upon those intermediate bureaucracies to perform their function of passing on the loot as they are on the loot itself.

The main stream media operates as an integral part of this system. Its status as an independent watchdog of government action had long since disappeared and it now functions more as an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" than as an honest arbiter of information. As such it is equally vulnerable and deserving of intervention.

Matt Bracken wrote a piece several years ago outlining the glaring vulnerabilities of this tyranny. These vulnerabilities are multiple and integrated. First is the center's dependency on a functional bureaucracy and a compliant Ministry of Truth. Second these systems are of course operated by humans. Thirdly the size and flexibility of the government's security apparatus, while not finite moves and adapts very slowly.

Taken together these vulnerabilities point to how the beast of this government tyranny can be brought to account. In Matt Bracken's fictionalized tale patriotic groups started "terminating with extreme prejudice" members of the news media who were actively perpetuating government propaganda and members of the lower echelons of the bureauctacy.  The bodies, left hanging from bridges on the freeways leading into Washington DC had a chilling effect.  In the story members of the media and various bureaus began demanding protection from the Secret Service and the FBI. The truth in the story and on reality was/is that there simply not enough Secret Service and FBI agents to protect every self servind and self important government employee. Not receiving what they wanted and fearing assassination they simply stayed home and the government ground to a halt and the finger pointing began.

Of course Bracken's story is just that, a story. But that it is out there to be read and contemplated must in itself send chills down the crooked spines of government. Whether or not such conspiracies are in place I do not know.  Perhaps they should be.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sealing The Deal

It seams that the Donald is issuing his political manifesto on the same day as the first Republican debate.  All the other candidates no doubt have teams of aids pouring over its every word trying to devise the best angles of attack. (And no doubt colluding amongst themselves to coordinate the attacks.)

No one ever rightly accused Trump of being stupid, so I can well imagine that the decision to re-release this book, originally published in 2011, is a clever faint. Neither can I imagine him coming to the debate with out a clever, and hopefully disarming, trick or two up his sleeve.

I can only hope that he would outline how career politicians who make promises one the campaign trail and them promptly ignore them once elected the greatest obstacle to getting anything done in Congress and then announcement that his first legislative proposal would be to send a comprehensive bill to Congress for a Constitutional amendment creating strict term limits for Congress and the Senate.  And by that I mean VERY strict limits such as no more than 4 terms in the House, with no more then two being consecutive.  No more than 2 terms in the Senate, again non-consecutive. Then throw in a restriction that no sitting member of either chamber may be a candidate for either a seat in the other chamber or the Presidency until their present term has expired and one full election cycle has passed.

The hope of ridding ourselves of the bane of career political parasites like the Bushes and Clintons and name most any sitting Senator or House member, will attract even more voters to his candidacy.

Just watching the ensuing apoplexy and forcing them to scramble to try and respond without the benefit of consultation with advisors or study groups would be worth the price of admission.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Presidential Politics Moves To Comedy Central

With each new politically incorrect statement that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth the beltway pundits and political elites loudly proclaim, with great self assurance, that he has finally gone to far or signed with own death warrant etc. etc. etc. And then the next batch of poll data comes out a Trump gains another two points.

No mea culpas from the talking heads over their previous or previous or previous failed predictions just new ones about the latest "Trumpism".

Just a few months months ago we were all being fed the learned wisdom that the 2016 race was going to come down to Clinton vs. Bush and the rest of the candidates and what they said or what the voting public thought was just entertainment and window dressing.

Well here we are today and Jeb Bush has gained about as much traction as a worn out tire on rain slick highway.  Hillary Clinton is increasing being seen as the worn out, vindictive, untrustworthy, political hack has been.  It's hard to say whether it's her poll numbers or the turnouts for her events that are going south the fastest.

The latest headline on Drudge "Democrats for Jeb" links to a story at  Bloomberg news about prominent wealthy Democrats holding fundraisers for Jeb Bush.  An act of desperation both pitiful and laughable.

If one were to ask for a demonstration that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the elites of the two parties there could be no better one.

The election cycle is nowhere near reaching its peak yet so no doubt there will be a full array of knives brought out and directed at the Donald.  If the current trend continues the political elites will grow even more desperate and desperate people spawn desperate acts. I can only hope that Mr. Trump's security team is numerous, well versed and well paid.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Self Inflicted Wounds Part II

As I previously stated I have always considered the Civil War to be the South’s self-inflicted wound.  That said the South was not the only victim of the conflict.  As the North developed industrially, the South consciously decided not to and to cling to a way of life that they regarded as static and unchangeable. Slavery was part and parcel of this system, and although it was not the only issue between the North and South it was the major one.  The ongoing conflicts in Congress during the first half of the 19th century over maintaining balance between “free” and “slave” states as the nation grew is more than ample testimony to that fact. 

By the time the war ended hundreds of thousands, both Northerners and Southerners were dead or maimed for life, so was the antebellum way of life.  Worse still the issue of “States Rights” was laid in its grave for all the states and the so-called progressives have been shoveling dirt on it for 150 years.  As historian Shelby Foote put it, America was transformed from The United States are to The United States is.  Today pride in or love of the state where you live seems to have been reduced to little more than what college basketball or football team you cheer for. 

This latest spasm of assaults on anything and everything Confederate or Southern is but a trampling on the grave.  In reality those behind it are seeking to impose a politically correct, homogenous, orthodoxy that is both anti-white and anti-Christian, on the entire nation.  Such can never be, never will be and never should be.  They are attempting to force all those who disagree with them into the impossibility of trying to prove a negative.  For the left it is axiomatic that if you take pride in your Southern heritage you must by default be a racist. If you don’t support gay marriage you must by default be homophobic.  I you want to build a fence on the Mexican border you must by default be racist and anti-immigrant.  For these ideologs there can be no other explanation, either contemplated, accepted or respected. 

These left-fascists refuse to accept that any argument coming from a white person that one can be racial but not racist.  They argue from a position irrationality and hypocrisy. Their politicians flock to the conventions of La Raza and the NAACP, they openly stand with black racist hate mongers like Louis Farrahkan and Malik Shabazz and all is well and good, but let a single white person raise the subject of defending or having pride in the accomplishments of their race and the are immediately shouted down and condemned as a closet KKK or Aryan Nation member. 

If the Quaker theologian Elton Trueblood were still alive he would accuse them of what he called the “sin of contemporaneity”.  Judging and as in this case making blanket condemnations of persons and events long past based on the standards of today is a fool’s errand.  It is sophistry and it is deceitful.  In the simplest of terms it’s akin to throwing out the baby with the bath water.  Slavery didn’t begin with the tobacco and cotton plantations of the American South and it sure as hell didn’t end with Lee’s surrender at Appomattox’s Court House.  The earliest records of slavery go back to 4000 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia and it’s still practiced today in much of the Arab and African worlds.  The civil war in the Darfur region of southern Sudan was as much about the Muslim Arabs of the north carrying the black Christians of the south off into slavery as anything else.  The Boko Haram fanatics in northern Nigeria regularly slaughter Christians and those they don’t kill (usually young girls) they sell into slavery.
If these leftists really believe that “black lives matter” and that slavery is still an issue today, I’d argue that their energies might be better spent confronting that evil where it still exists instead of worrying about symbols of an era long since past.  One might say that that is common sense but there are even some on the left who argue that just being white is inherently racist and that since the structures of logic and reason are the products of white European culture they are therefore racist themselves. I guess that would make trying to explain the fallacy of circular reasoning another fool’s errand. That these people actually think of themselves as intelligent just makes my head hurt.

Monday, July 13, 2015

One More Thing To Piss Off Putin.

As the average American what or where Moldova is and you'll get looked at like you're joking or at best a shrug of the shoulders. Rest assured Putin knows and he's not happy about the latest goings on.

Before World War One Romania was know as Rumania and was not much larger than its southern neighbor Bulgaria. After the war however it grew to one of the largest countries in Europe, taking in swaths of the former Austria-Hungary known as Transylvania, a small slice of northeastern Bulgaria and a large section of the former Russian Empire extending eastward almost to the port city of Odessa. At that time it was known as Bessarabia. All these area contained large majorities of Romanians.

When Stalin signed the nonaggression pact with the Nazis part of the secret protocols it contained was German aquessience to the Soviets seizing the Baltic states and Bessarabia from Romania. The southern sections where their were large numbers of Ukrainians be came part of the Ukrainian S.S.R.  The rest became know as the Moldovan A.S.S.R. a nominally autonomous sub state of the Soviet Empire that was in fact tightly controlled by Moscow.

After the collapse Moldova quickly joined what became known as "The flight of the Sovereigns". Today many Moldovans have become increasingly weary of governmental inefficiency, corruption and its inability to control Russian meddling along its northern frontier.  Accordingly there has been a growing number protest rallies calling for reintegration into Romania. The reason it had not happened earlier is of course that even after the fall of the Soviet Union, Romania was still in the grip of the evil Chouchescu family. Apparently some Moldovans now want reunification and the NATO membership that would come with it.

The prospect of more NATO forces right on another border of Ukraine must have Putin pissed off if not loosing sleep.  Appears Russians aren't the only chess players in Europe. check to you Vladie boy!