Friday, July 18, 2014

The Death of Reason

As I have noted before I am not unfamiliar with encountering close minded douchbags on various comment boards.  Up until now, at least in my experience, these troglodytes have been exclusively of the leftist variety.  Shocking I know!  It usually follows a familiar pattern.  I'd post a comment or respond to the post of another, generally laying out an argument or position on whatever issue is in question.  Used to be there would be those who would respectfully disagree and a conversation would ensue. and then there would be those who would immediately resort to name calling, innuendo or worse. 

I guess Voltaire is dead as well.

Not being one who is intimidated by such childish behavior I've been know to give it back, often more succinctly than it was dished out.  This of course leads those in the latter category to become enraged, sink into profanity, where the imbedded filters allow, or euphemisms for it where they don't.  Eventually One or two of these low digit IQ denizen will go crying to the board moderator, a misnomer if ever there was one, and complain.  This generally leads to the so called offending remarks being marked as deleted or disappearing all together.  A little practice I call shoving things down the memory hole. 

Not one to be deterred by such bad behavior I would continue to comment undeterred.  This of course leads to further outrage on the part of these people who I have come to refer to as "the usual suspects".  All that said I'm sure there are those who might cite similar circumstances coming from the other end of the spectrum.

As I am not exactly trusting of the MSM I often read and comment at alternative sites.  One of my favorites for quite some time has been Zerohedge.com.  For the longest time the comment section has been an anything goes, rhetorical equivalent of the wild wild west.  ZH has a reputation for both perspective one didn't find on the MSM with a definite pro-capitalist / anti-bankster bent.  There had always been  tinges of anti-Americanism present but these comments were most often countered by those who refused to except that either party or any particular politician was representative of what America really means.

Sadly all that has changed.  Over the last year or so the reporting  has become dominated by a markedly anti-Semitic, hate America, pro all things Russia and Putin attitude.  With the growing tensions in Ukraine, particularly with recent shooting down of flight MH-17, and Israel's undertaking to counter Hamas' constant rocket barrages it has reached the point any commenter who takes on a contrary position comes under vicious attack.  Attacks even more profane and hateful than anything I have encountered from the vilest of the left wing sites.

I can only imagine that this image would
make the heads of  the censors at
Zerohedge explode.
As I stated the last two days events have brought things to an ugly and naked head.  Firstly Israel's launching of ground operations brought forth a stream of anti-Semitic comments and attacks against anyone who dared support Israel or question Hamas' tactics that one would fully expect to see on an Aryan Nation or KKK website.  Then, also yesterday, a story was posted outlining and openly questioning the Ukrainian perspective on the crash.  The story ended with an editorialization that "the whole thing smells fishy".  This was followed today with a story from the Russian perspective that consisted of little more than a series of direct quotes from various Russian news feeds and government agencies (as if there is any real difference).  The story again ended with an editorialization, but this time it was a rather disingenuous remark to the effect that in the end it was going to come down to which side propaganda was most effective.   My position on the fighting in Ukraine is well know, on ZH and elsewhere and it has nothing to do with Obama or Putin but history. I posted a quick and sarcastic comment that "It's official, ZH is now an outlet for RT, (Russia Times, the Kremlins cable news and internet feed site), because we all know Russia would never lie".


Within 3 minutes, (yes that fast) not only was my comment heavily downvoted, 14 to 3 the last I could see, (only logged in users can see vote counts at ZH) but my account was blocked.  I guess I was surprised at first by this but maybe I shouldn't be.  I can only speculate that this comment, combined with other remarks questioning if the (pro-Putin) commenter was comfortable in their cubicle at Lubyanka (KGB headquarters and prison in the heart of Moscow) was striking too close to home for TPTB at ZH to take anymore. 

Apparently ZH has no sense of irony.  The donations page lists three reason to donate:

1  to liberate oppressed knowledge.
2  to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
3  to facilitate information's unending quest for freedom.

I'd say shame on them, but I doubt they have the integrity to care that their actions prove my point.  The 21st century will be remembered for the death of reason, civility, rational behavior and indeed moral conscience.


Is This All Planed Chaos?

So far I cant figure out if this mess is spinning out of control or going precisely according to some sinister plan.  I guess it's just too bad for the Obama administration that when the government releases a $50 million contract it has to be made public.  Well thankfully at least the Baptist Church has a sense of shame because Obama's bureaucrats sure as hell don't.  Did they really think that signing a $50 million contract with Baptist Child and Family Services was going to go unnoticed?

The $50 million was intended for BCFS to take over an existing midlevel resort in Weslaco Texas and use it to house upwards of 600 juvenile illegal aliens.  Check it out for yourself.  Certainly not the Hilton at Miami Beach but I'd bet that there a tens of millions of American families who wish they could afford a weeks stay.     http://www.palmairehotel.com/default.aspx?pg=home 

Nice digs if you can afford it!
Seems the negative reaction from the Baptist Church's own congregations was so swift that BCFS was forced to withdraw from the contract within a matter of hours. Don't think for a moment that this will be the end of this obscene idea.  You can bet that HHS is casting about right now to find another entity to take this contract that doesn't have a constituency that will object.  Hell seeing how this administration operates they could very well just invent one!

Do these arrogant fools think people can't do the simple math that proves just how outrageous this plan is? 50,000,000 / 600 = $83,333.33 per illegal resident! Somehow I don't see this administration even considering using this kind of money to actually facilitate deporting these hoards back to from where they came.  Imagine if you will ICE chartering airliners to take them home.  Think  of it as Con-Air for illegals.  At an estimated $10,000 and 200 passengers a flight that $50 million would pay for a MILLION deportations!  


Even if the $10,000 per flight is inaccurate by half 
Rum & Cokes and cold Cerveza in the Lounge!

or more this simple calculation demonstrates the absolute absurdity of the administration $3.6 billion appropriation request.  No one, absolutely no one is giving the public anything approaching an honest assessment of what is going on with this situation, not  the administration, not the bureaucrats and most certainly not the MSM.  It doesn't take a particularly over active imagination to get the feeling that we are being despicably and deeply manipulated here.


We've already discussed the serious disease infestations that have been documented among those Central American juveniles that have been picked up. Measles, Whooping cough, Pertussis, drug resistant Tuberculosis  But up 'till now nobody is talking about those illegals that have so far avoided capture.  How widely have they become dispersed into society, whare they going and what kinds infections are they carrying and what are the incubation rates for the influenza infections and the other diseases they knowing or unknowingly carrying.


Stop! We are only here to make sure  the aliens
remain healthy enough to take your job!
At some point one ore more of these diseases will reach a break out.  My Guess that it will happen in numerous locations within a very short period.  Next thing you know the public will be out in force demanding the heads of various politicians for the years of neglect that created this mess.   The government response will be twofold.  First, use the pandemic as an excuse for declaring martial law and second send in agent provactures to insight violence against the immigrant community in order to distract attention away from government culpability and use that to ratchet down even more with militarized police tactics.

Well maybe some of those 18,000 laid off Microsoft employees can sign up for police training so they can help guard Bill Gates' compound from the rest of there fellow former employees who will be screaming for his head as he reads his latest proclamation calling for even more illegal immigration.





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Crisis Of Arrogance And Overreach Grows

I recently posted a piece speculating that the, for all intents and purposes, deliberate flooding of the southern border with underage illegals was going to be the president's metaphorical "A Bridge to Far".  Since then the backlash against the administration's massive spending and diversion of resources for illegals has only grown.

Just because the MSM isn't covering it doesn't mean it isn't there.  State governors and local mayors are openly telling ICE and Homeland Security  "Don't you dare dump them here".  Even citizens in towns in the bluest of blue states like Maryland, California and New York are coming out and blocking buss loads of aliens and forcing them to turn back.  A story just emerged that officers of the Border Patrol threatened to walk off the job if the Feds brought in Riot police to prevent protesters from blocking busses in Murrieta California.

The reasons are as obvious as the nose on you face and are just as I predicted they would be.  It has nothing to do with racial animus or lack of compassion. It has everything to do with TAXPAYERS being tired of seeing their schools flooded with illegals, tired of seeing their local hospital's emergency services flooded with freeloaders and in may cases seeing them closed down because they can't afford to provide free services to people here illegally and maintain all the other things hospitals need to do on a daily basis.


Juvenile Measles
These are compassionate people. They're compassionate about protecting their own children and communities from deadly diseases that have long been eradicated here.  California health officials just announced they are seeing a sharp upturn in whooping cough.  They may pretend  to be "perplexed" as to why but it does not take a genius to figure out where it's coming from.  Drug resistant TB has already been found, yet I have still not seen or heard of any quarantine centers being established to prevent its spread.



Horrible infestations of measles, scabies and lice have been found.  Were are the delouseing stations? Measles has an incubation period of  10 to 12 days.  Where are the quarantine wards?  Parasitic scabies takes weeks to treat.  Navy health official have confirmed they are struggling to contain out breaks of pneumonia and swine flu at a base in Southern California among illegals brought in for processing. Last time I checked it was the Navy's job to combat the enemy not combat contagious disease. Were is the Surgeon General in all this?  So far not a word from the Admiral's office has been heard.  Meanwhile our government is simply putting possibly infected and contagious people on public transportation and shipping them around the country.  No identification?  No problem! Just sign a worthless "Promise to appear" ticket and you're free to travel anywhere in the country on the taxpayers dime!   I for one know that I won't be flying anywhere anytime soon.  What rational person would want to take the risk of exposure to god knows what?

Contract Healthcare workers that have been brought in to help are now being threatened with arrest if they dare speak out and reveal the extent of the problems or the diseases they are encountering.   Just how does that serve the public interest?  How could that do anything but undermine any public confidence in government?

Unless dramatic and drastic measures are taken these diseases and lord only knows what others, will make it into the schools and general population where over crowding and poor sanitation will only speed up the spread.  If you have kids in school prepare yourself to start receiving letters that say "Your child may have been exposed to measles, or TB or whooping cough or scabies or lice or swine flu. (At this point it's take you pick).  Please consult your health care professional to make sure your vaccinations are up to date or if any such symptoms appear." 

At some point someone or their child is going to get infected and either be horribly scared or die and then there is going to be a run on pitchforks and torches at the local hardware store.  I can only pray that they get turned against the politicians responsible and it does not turn into a race riot.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Of Little Note but Great Concern.

The stories might be confined to the back pages of most media outlets but it should be noted that the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is one of  if not the largest on record.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/11/us-health-ebola-idUSKBN0FG0JQ20140711

We can most certainly bet that there is some sick individual somewhere trying to figure out how to plant this infection somewhere in the US.  Either among the current flood of aliens who's rapid dispersement  into the general population is currently being facilitated by our own government or into some or several urban poverty centers where its spread would be exacerbated by already poor infrastructure and general health conditions.

Left vs. Right. The False Paradigm.

It has been my experience, having spent some time posting on both left leaning and right leaning comment boards, that in terms of methodology and tactics of the two sides have more in common than in difference.

There are goodly percentages on both sides that are ideologically hidebound to both party affiliation and visceral hatred of any and all who they perceive as or have been told by leadership is the "enemy".

That said I find the leftists to be far quicker to leap to generalizations, name calling and outright viciousness when it comes to responding to any content they don't agree with..  Present them with hard facts and reference historical source materials and the reactions can grow to bordering on violence.  Whatever the reaction don't ever expect them to respond with a logicly constructed counter argument.  It happens but not very often.  Engaging in open, honest debate is the last thing they want to do.  When they can't counter an argument they resort to  distraction, accusations , name calling and vilification.

Again there are elements on both sides of the aisle that are guilty of this.  Both parties suffer from a form of atrophy..  The Democrats have not had a new movement, new idea or direction come forth since the hard left took control of the part in 1972 with the nomination of George McGovern. The Republican elites reestablished control after the Regan presidency with George H. W. Bush and has fought tooth and nail to retain it ever since.  They fear and loath the emergence of the so called "Tea Party" as much or more than the democrats do.

And no this is NOT an endorsement of the Tea Party on my part.  They are as na├»vely wedded to economic free trade policy as any  capital R republican or capital D democrat establishment type. Both parties are deeply dependent upon the financial elitists and imperialists that have pushed this false notion since before the American Revolution.  These forces don't really care which party claims "control" of the government just as long as it is their agents that maintain control over economic policy.

Anyone who doubts this need only look at the pedigree of those who have held the post of Secretary of the Treasury over the last decades.  The names of Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan etc. come up over and over again regardless of that party occupying the White House or in control of Congress.  They are not there to serve the best interest of the party or the administration or the American people.  They are there to maintain policy continuity and control by the financial elites.

They happily set one side against the other, encouraging and financing the most vicious behavior for the singular purpose of keeping the general populace distracted from their continued accumulation of wealth and power.

The Tea Party may be right when calling for the return to founding principles but they will be destined to failure unless and until they also call for the destruction on the power of the financial elites and the return to sound asset based monetary policy.  Something that believe it are not, there are elements within the traditional old school Democrats, would agree with. 

Getting past the ideological horse blinders and conditioned hatred is and will remain a most difficult obstacle for both sides to overcome.  And that is just the way the financial gods of Wall Street and the City of London want it.

In spite of their long standing animosity both Jefferson and Hamilton were right when it came to the need for an open an honest American financial system.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The False Cry Of Genocide.


With the dubious cease fire in Ukraine having been abandoned (by both sides) the Ukrainian national forces are making good on their promise to either drive out the armed separatists or force them into submission.  There success in Slavyansk has the separatist screaming genocide and begging Putin to intervene.
  
Ukrainian troops in Slavyansk.
Well one man's "genocide" is another man's "collateral damage".  Russians crying about genocide in Ukraine is the stupidest irony I have heard yet.  Seems the Ukrainians have neither forgotten nor forgiven the Holdomor.  And why should they?  It should be shoved in the Russian's face every day.  If Putin wants to be the new Lenin and make Russia the new USSR let him, but let him do it in Russia and leave the rest of the world alone.   

And no my position has nothing to do with Obama's foolish international policy or international gamesmanship or Israel or anything or anyone else.  It has to do with history and that most basic of human desires to be free.  To be free to pursue life, liberty and happiness in whatever way suits their desires and talents.  Free to do so without restraining the liberty of others or having their liberty similarly restrained by others from their own nation or government or by outside forces.  

Virtually every people that live in lands bordering Russia, from the Arctic Ocean to the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea and across central Asia have dreamed, fought, struggled and died to be free of the yoke of Russian imperialism, be it in the form of Czars, commissars or now Putin's neo-fascist bureaucracy and shock troops.  They just want to be free and left the hell alone.  Their attitude is if the ethnic Russians who live in their now free nations want to be Russian nationals again, let them pack their things and go to Russia.  Their being used as political cudgels against the former Russian vassal states is no different than Hitler's tactics against Czechoslovakia and Poland in the 1930's.
 
Does this mean that the Ukrainian people, their government or their military forces are free of human failures and weakness?  Of course not, war is a terrible thing and imperfect people do terrible inhuman things to each other.  But that does not raise the artillery shelling on one small city in eastern Ukraine to the level of genocide any more than the destruction of the German Army Group B in the Falaise pocket or the carpet bombing of German industrial centers in the Rhur valley were acts of genocide.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Obama's "A Bridge To Far"

In the fall of 1944 Allied military commanders in Europe had become quite impressed with themselves given the rapidity with which they had pushed the Wehrmacht back to the French frontiers and into Belgium.  This led the British commander, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, to propose a daring airborne assault into the Netherlands and across the Rhine river that would open the plains of Northern Germany to the Allied armies and possible end the war in Europe by Christmas of 1944.  This became know as "Operation Market Garden", and Hollywood later depicted it as "A Bridge To Far". 

The paratroops drop in.

The operation was a costly disaster.  British and American Airborne units found themselves dropped right into the face of marshaling German armor and mounted infantry units and were unable to long secure their objectives once the Germans counter attacked.  The follow on ground units also faced heavy and determined resistance and were unable to move forward to relieve the beleaguered airborne units.  The airborne units then had to undertake a fighting withdrawal back to allied lines and suffered heavy losses. 


The "Bridge To Far" and the city of Nijmeran are destroyed.

This terrible failure, brought about by the combination of overconfidence and hubris forced the allies to delay their plans for the push into Germany until the spring.  Except the Germans were not going to wait on the allies and used the delay to organize and launch what became known as the "Battle of the Bulge" that nearly reversed the allied gains and if it had succeeded could have pushed the allies back into France.


The Dutch citizen bury the dead Allied troops..
Such may be metaphor for the Obama administration's operations to flood the entire country with under aged and disease ridden children from Central America.  The administration has achieved what it sees as victory after victory and faced little more than token verbal resistance from the public and empty blustering from an all but spineless and impotent Congress. 



  • Black Panther voter intimidation.  Bluster and words from Congress followed by no action whatsoever.  Political repercussions, zero and the media pushes it down the memory whole.
  • Fast and Furious gun running operations to dangerous criminal cartels in Mexico.  Two American Border Patrol Agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens killed with those very weapons.  Bluster and words from Congress followed by no action whatsoever.  Political repercussions, zero and the media pushes it down the memory whole.
  • Internet spying into the Constitutionally protected research files of the Associated Press and other news media outlets.  Bluster and words from Congress followed by no action whatsoever.  Political repercussions, zero and the media pushes it down the memory whole.
  • NSA spying on virtually everything. Ditto, ditto and ditto.
  • IRS political targeting of opposition groups. Ditto, ditto and ditto.

With each new event the administration cements the pattern of reaction to public and Congressional opposition as "Dude, that's so two years ago, so what difference does it really make."



Citizens standing up to the BLM.
But then we had a sea change of sorts that has forced the media to report, even if somewhat dishonestly, public reaction to government lawlessness.  First we had the Bundy Ranch events where hundreds of people turned out to oppose the BLM's use of post-facto law to try and drive Clive Bundy of land that he and his family had been using for generations.  The specter of an armed confrontation between BLM thugs and citizens standing in defense of Mr. Bundy's rights caused the government to retreat for the moment and resort to their fall back tactic of using the compliant news media as its spear point in attacking Bundy personally as a deranged individual and a racist.

It must be admitted that this is an effective tactic, especially when the weight of media and government can be focused on a single individual and/or event in a remote and isolated location.

Protestors block ICE's attempt
 to buss and dump illegals.
But now we have the debacle of the administration essentially opening our southern border to any and all comers.  There is now growing evidence that this flood of Central American children has been planned and instrumented by the administration.  The usual leftist meme of "We must protect the children." isn't working as hundreds of citizen are turning out in various locations where ICE and Home Land Security are attempting to buss in and dump hundreds of these illegals. 

This has potentially created a big problem for the administration and their media lackeys.  They don't have a single event, location or person upon which they can focus their pressure on.  Additionally it becomes harder and harder for the media to ignore hundreds of people gathering in numerous very visible and public locations especially when these protests are occurring in very "Blue" states like New York and California.  Yes the administration and the media will try to portray this reaction as a manifestation of racism and so-called "white privilege" but without any single individual or event to target this becomes a much more tenuous position. 

Portraying as racist honest soccer moms and hard working taxpayers, who are only trying to protect their own children from disease and their communities from further degradation, many of whom who probably voted for Obama once if not twice, is a dangerous tactic.  If any of these protests turn
violent especially in a Blue state, the public's alienation from and resentment of government will only grow, especially as the 2014 election approaches.  (It's interesting to note that they are not attempting to dump any of these bus loads in states with close Senatorial races.) 

Contagious disease and crowded conditions.
A recipe for death and disaster.
Making it worse for themselves Homeland security is both blocking duly elected public officials including Congressmen from viewing the facilities and conditions where these illegals are being held and they are threatening the medical personal treating them with arrest if they dare to  reveal or talk about the diseases that are running rampant and no doubt getting worse under such crowded conditions.  Measles, scabies and TB have already been documented.
 
The administration faces the further problem that if they are forced to back down in the face of mass public gatherings in protest of their actions, then the tactic will become more prevalent, frequently used and cemented in the minds of the opposition as an effective tool in fighting government tyranny.

The question then become one of when and how, and just how willing, will the fascists in DC be to turning loose their jack booted and militarized SS police thugs on an already defiant and angry public.  Just how are they going to portray the suburban house wife and her office working husband as "domestic terrorists"?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Establishing The Next Generation of Overlords

It was reported today that Chelsea Clinton "earned" and annual salary of $600,000.00 as a "journalist" at NBC.  Sorry but this inexperienced little spoiled brat didn't "earn" anything.  What she was GIVEN was a massive bribe to guarantee NBC News access to the Hildabeast during her upcoming run for the Presidency.  Corruption and cronyism writ large for all to see.  Anyone who would suggest otherwise is an idiot, a liar or an employee of the Clinton's.

Half of working Americans (those that actually work) struggle to get by on less than $37,000.00 a year.  They watch as their savings, if thy have any left, are destroyed by inflation and outright theft by the very banks that finance the Clinton's campaigns.

Meanwhile these same Democrats and media outlets preach to us about the great evils of "income inequality" and Hillary bemoans how poor she and Bill were at the end of his term.  Sadly yes, all to many Americans are just stupid enough to eat this crap sandwich and actually think it's caviar on toast points.

Yeah Hillary that place in Chappaqua is a real hovel.  Or maybe that's why all that furniture disappeared from the White House when you left.  I understand you poor church mice actually had to borrow money to buy it.  Oh the horror!  How terribly pedestrian, how plebian, to actually have to take out a mortgage like the rest of 99.99% of American home owners. What a tradagy, poor Bill was only making, what $150,000.00 a night for running his mouth for an hour or so.  Hey it's not like he didn't get the added benefit of adding any names to his bimbo list.  Just so long as he didn't bring them back to Chappaqua right?


Just a little Shotgun shack in Chappaqua NY
                                        
 
But let's look at the other benefit for your corrupt immoral dynasty.  This pretty much sets up Chelsea to "give away" a good chunk of that $600,000.00 and establish herself as a "charitable" institution and create some alleged political bonafides to be part of the next generation of sleazy corrupt political overlords.  Hey money can't buy that kind of press.  Oh wait, yes it can and it just did.

                          Look into the vapid eyes and vacant soul of your future America.
Be afraid, very afraid!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Another Telling Tale.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics makes up new and ever more fantastic lies each and every week, all the lies in the world can't cover up realities that are right in front of us.  While the administration's ever fascist EPA makes the production of cheap coal fired electricity more and more difficult and burdensome with one hand, they feed us lies about how more and more "alternative energy systems" are coming on line with the other. 

One of their favorites is off shore wind farms.  I guess placing them off shore is a good way to hide the mounds of birds slaughtered by the huge rotating blades.  But there is another problem you see.  Once these systems are erected they have to be connected to shore with buried undersea cable systems.

Well then Mr. President if this business is booming then why has Tyco Submarine Systems (one of the largest cable laying operators in the world) not just tied up to the piers in Baltimore harbor, but is in the process of mothballing their fleet for lack of work and hoping that the 2015 and 2016 seasons will have more work for these very large and very expensive to maintain and operate vessels?

Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

And Here We Go Again . . . . .

My recent series of posts and comments as to Ukrainian desires to be free of Russian hegemony has led to various accusations of being; 1 "brainwashed". 2 "full of shit" and 3 (even more hilariously) an Obama supporter.

I guess we're not supposed to notice that these accusations are absent any conjunctive refutation or counter argument. The best we get are claims of being a Ukrainian living in the US and or that some relative had fought in WW I and WW II, as if that in and of itself lends some authority or expertise.  If so where is there some demonstration of this knowledge or authority?

The self-proclaimed "people's governor" of Donetsk, Pavlo Gubarev

I guess that outfit is just an expression of his commitment to modern democracy.  Or maybe it's his graduation robe from Putin's Imperial Clown College.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

And Now They Just Make Stuff Up.

I encountered a individual last night, who claimed to be a Ukrainian American, (I grow suspicious when such claims are made right up front), who put forth the spurious notion that there was "nothing special" about the way Ukrainians were starved in the early 1930's.  After making this dubious claim (s)he quickly slipped onto what is the universal dismissal accusation, namely words to the effect that "there are fascist in Ukraine".  My response is below.

"Oh bull crap. If the death rate across the entire Soviet Union had matched the death rate in the Ukraine there wouldn't have been any Soviet Union left. Stalin and his pals committed genocide against the Ukrainians for having dared to try and break away and form their own nation during the Russian civil war. For this they came under attack by both the Reds and the Whites. During this period the concept of fascism was but a dream in Mussolini's mind. I'm not saying there weren't bad conditions all over created by forced collectivization. However it was only in the Ukraine where the 'Law of Spikelets' were put In place that made it a DEATH PENELTY OFFENCE to glean food from fields that had already been harvested. The people could also be imprisoned for 10 years or even executed for possessing food that had not been distributed by the government. These were the 'Laws of the Wheat Ears'. So go stuff you ass covering Kremlin propaganda where the sun don't shine. Were there and are there fascists in Ukraine? Yes and they were driven in to the arms of fascism by the depredations of the Holodomor. Unsophisticated and desperate people all to often fall into the trap of thinking 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend.' "

The Russians consider Ukraine to be an integral part of Russia and that decision is theirs and theirs alone to make.  Any Ukrainians who think differently are "enemies of the state".  No contrary argument or opinions will be tolerated. 

Just ask yourself one question; it Ukrainians didn't identify themselves as a separate nation and peoples, they why did the declare their independence from Russia in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union?  Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer, at least not an honest one.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Uglyness Continues to Grow Part 3

What we have going on in Ukraine is one criminal organization fighting another criminal organization for control. To think that Putin and his gang of thugs are any less a bunch of fascists than the Ukrainian thugs is a fallacy as well.  The Russians might be a little more sophisticated in the manifestations of their fascist behavior than the Ukrainians but it's a difference of little distinction.

Nobody dares ask the question; Just what was it that drives the Ukrainian hatered of the Russians?  Instead of asking us to understand how the Russians think, maybe we should try to understand what it does to a people to see nearly 5 million of their family members deliberately starved to death.  Maybe we should conceive that this leaves deep scars and breeds the trap of believing the "enemy of my enemy is my friend".

Victims of the Holodomor,
the Ukrainian Holocaust

The Ukrainians, like many Eastern European populations, Poles, Romanians, Slovaks, have to one degree or another frequently been used as political footballs in the geo-political games of oppression and conflict between there larger more powerful neighbors.  Not only does this not create a great deal of political sophistication but more often paranoia, and an attitude of revenge and hate.  This becomes an open door to what ever form of tyrant is willing to seize it and manipulate those feelings (whether they be justified or not) to their own advantage.

There you have the present day Ukrainians with there long simmering resentments against the Russians, the Serbs in the 1990's caught between various Muslim factions and the Western powers of NATO, the Slovaks of the late '30's turning to the Germans caught between the Poles and the Hungarians both slicing off pieces of territory (as well as ages old oppression by the Hungarians.)  The Romanians caught between a collapsing Ottoman Empire and an expansionist Russian one.  The Poles trapped in a three way tug of war between Russia, Prussia and the Austro-Hungarians.

It's a story oft repeated.  The parameters of the love/hate relationships, revenge and violence don't really change, just the name tags the participants are wearing and the date on the calendar.

The unwritten rule for Europe since the end of WW II has been that the era of changing national borders via military force is over.  That precedent has held until Putin and his neo-Tsarist ambitions came along.

Yes some 12 million Russians died in the fight against the Nazis and their various allies.  But we also need to understand that that was in part a tragedy of their own making.  Maybe if Stalin and Molotov hadn't been so damned anxious to make deals with the Germans so as to seize eastern Poland, the independent Baltic states and large swaths of Finland and Romania, it might have been a different story.


The story we often hear is that Putin and his gang think that Russia was treated "unfairly" in the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Really? Really?  What a bad distasteful joke piled on top of an outright and naked lie.

Truth is the Russian communists were scared shitless that the Western powers were going to hold them and communism itself accountable for their 70 some years of tyranny and criminality.  But it never happened, Bush 41 treated them with kid gloves. (Gorbachev's own transcripts from them Malta summit show this.)

After WW II we tried and executed the Nazis for their crimes against humanity.  But we conveniently ignore that that horrible war started with a deal between the communists and the Nazis.

Maybe someone can tell us how many communists went to the gallows for the decades of throwing their own people into the Gulag.  Just where were the individuals and communism held accountable for the slaughter of the Polish Officer Corp in the forests of Western Belorussia or the 60,000 Polish civilians who were marched into the labor camps in 1940 never to return?  So tell us who was held accountable for the slaughter in Hungary in 1956 and in Czechoslovakia in 1968.  How many Eastern Europeans disappeared into unmarked graves during the nearly 50 years of Russian military occupation?  Where is the justice for them?

Disposing of the dead in the
frozen lakes of Siberia

If the Russians so consider the communist period such a "black mark" on their history why do so many former KGB and party apparatchiks hold positions of power today?  Why do journalists and artists who dare question Putin and his thugs end up in jail, dead or simply disappear?  Why do statues of Lenin and Stalin still dot the landscape? Why does a military honor guard still stand at the entrance to Lenin's tomb?  Why is his tomb even still there? 

The communist period was just a different form of Russian imperialism with Tsars and Dukes replaced with Commissars and political officers.  Putin is now just trying to do the same thing with his own batch of oligarchs armed with 21st century propaganda and technology.

The Russians didn't get treated "unfairly," they got handed a "get out of jail free card".

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Revisionist History is the New Truth! (and black is white and up is down)


The crisis in Ukraine has brought forth a new meme in revisionist history.  Dare mention on almost any discussion board that the Ukrainian people might have legitimate grievances with the Russians and there will be those who will attempt to bludgeon you with it.  This fallacy is twofold.  Firstly, Ukraine is not really a nation but simple a “region” of Russia and only Moscow has the right to make any decisions about Ukrainian self-determination. Secondly, there wasn’t really anything Russian about the Russian Revolution or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 

Seriously, not only are there some who put out this tripe but there are others who no doubt believe it, simply because some idiot said it.  Such is the pathos of the American (non)educational system.  To listen to these idiots tell it the events of October 1917 were all just a plot of clever foreigners and (wait for it) ……….. Zionists!

That Ukraine’s history has long been both intermingled with and separate from that of both the "great" Russians and the "White" Russians is a reality to be ignored in the new version of history.  Just because they all are culturally and linguistically closely related does not mean that they are not separate nations.

The same thing could be said of the Swedes, Norwegians and Danes, but no one would seriously entertain the notion that they are not all separate nations and peoples.  Such is the product of our so-called education system.

I guess we are supposed to believe that the fact that the crucial events of October 1917 took place in the Russian capital, that the protagonists all spoke Russian, identified themselves as Russians and exhorted the Russian poor and peasants to join them is all irrelevant because some revisionist twit says so now some 97 years later.  I guess those of us with an actual education don’t understand that because one of Lenin’s grandfathers was a Jew, that this makes Lenin himself a secret Zionist!  Uh wait isn’t “Jewishness” passed down through the maternal line?  Never mind, don’t you dare let such trivialities interfere with the new “politically correct” interpretation.

Stalin himself was indeed a “non-Russian” having been born in Georgia of Georgian parents.  We should just ignore the fact that he spoke Russian and ruled from the capital of Russia and conducted the “Great Patriotic War” on the basis of defending “Mother Russia”.  If the great murderer of Ukrainians and any other group, nationality or individuals that were perceived to be the opposition was not a Russian, he sure made Ivan the Terrible look like a piker.  So why then do so many Russians still revere his name even today?

I even had one moron try to tell me Khrushchev was not a Russian but rather just another “Zionist”.  Never mind that this intellectual midget couldn’t even spell his name correctly, I doubt he had even bothered to actually read any biography of the man, least of all his autobiography.

These assholes (is there any other word to describe them?) are so warped in their thinking that anyone who dares point out historical realities contrary to the new history is to be regarded as operating in furtherance of some new “Zionist plot”.

 I am once again reminded of something that Isaac Asimov, himself a Russian, a Jew and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century once said:

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

These people (if one were to lend them that much dignity) are the very personification of his statement.  It seems that "Zionist" is now like "racist," once that accusation is made it automatically invalidates any and all previous statements of the accused, and absolves the accuser from having to or ever justifying the accusation.  

I can only guess that the next step in this onerous and illogical progression will be that the October Revolutionaries weren’t really communists at all but secret Zionist plotters who foresaw the events of today in Madame Blavatsky’s magic crystal ball!



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Propaganda, or Just Plain Ignorance?

SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on Yahoo News for repeating half truths and recycled Soviet Communist propaganda about the massacre at the Khatyn forest.

Firstly, at the time Khatyn was but one site in Belo-Russia where the Soviets took to slaughtering Poles. There were also mass executions of Poles in Tyer, Minsk, Bykownia, and Kharkov.  Over 60,000 Poles were deported to Kazakhstan in 1940, never to return.  Tens of thousands more disappeared into the Gulag or unmarked graves in the post war's nearly 50 years of Soviet occupation.

Memorial to Polish victims.

Secondly, this was not the first mass murder at Khatyn. The first slaughtered and buried in mass graves were not local villagers killed by the Nazis but those members of the Polish Officer Corps that were captured by the Red Army when they invaded Poland in 1939 as part of their secret deal with the Nazis.  Many a Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian suffered the same fate as part of the same secret deal.

Thirdly, documents discovered after the fall of the Soviet Union revealed the guilt of the Red Army and the NKVD in the slaughter of nearly 22,000 Polish officers. A number that makes the Nazis killing of 149 villagers pale by comparison.

Polish officers stacked like cord-wood in mass graves at Khatyn.

 Is Yahoo's news staff so lazy or inept as to be ignorant of these facts? Didn't any one teach you people that WW II started with a deal between the Nazis and the Soviets, or that the Poles were the only Allied power to lose the war?  Have they forgotten that Stalin and the communists starved as many as 5,000,000 Ukrainians to death in the 1930's?  Have they forgotten that the communists have killed at least ten fold the number that the Nazis ever did?  Do they even care?

Shame on Yahoo News. Their readers, and all of us deserve better.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Uglyness Continues to Grow Part 2

Today we were treated to a vacuous piece from one intellectually narrow minded if not completely disingenuous Newt Gingrich shallowly comparing the situation in Ukraine to the period just prior to the start of WW I.



Newt, as per his usual, completely misses the point of drawing parallels to the run up to WW I.  Even prior to the assassination of Crown Prince Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo the Austro-Hungarians had been in engaged in a long series of attempts to economically blackmail the Serbs into acceding to Austria-Hungary's full control of the remains of the Ottoman Empire in what is now known as the former Yugoslavia, including control of Serbia's debt and currency. It was a war of "economic sanctions" long before it became a hot war.

Combine the "economic warfare" and the hubris and arrogance displayed by both sides today and you have a near mirror image of 1914. But instead of fighting over the remains of the Ottoman Empire they're fighting over in what form the old Tsarist Empire will be allowed to re-emerge if at all.

The Russians are horse blinderd by their ages old dreams of resurgent pan-Slavic empire (dominated by Russia) and a larger place on the global stage.  The Obama administration is similarly blinderd by their own delusions of intellectual and/or moral superiority and that they and they alone can, by shear force of will, keep things from getting out of control.

One man with Browning Model 1910 .380 auto proved the masters of the universe wrong in 1914.  It will only take a single incident to prove this century's batch of arrogant fools wrong as well.



God help us all, because it will be the rest of us, who just want to live and raise our families in peace, who will have to pay the blood soaked price for the arrogance of the elitist fools on both sides.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Uglyness Continues To Grow

It has become impossible to turn on the television or the computer without being inundated with propaganda about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in the conflict in Ukraine.

Accusations of fascist, neo-fascist, communist revanchism and or terrorist fill almost every paragraph of every press release coming from any and all sides or anyone expressing an opinion.

While it is clear there are some very nasty Ukrainian neo-fascist and ultra nationalist elements (supported by Obama and neo-con elements in the CIA), there are also some pretty nasty elements and tactics at work on the other (Russian) side as well. 

The Ukrainians as well as the Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians (and Poles, etc. etc. etc.) have a long list of historical facts and reasons to dislike and be suspicious of Russian neo-imperialist intentions starting with deliberate mass starvation and proceeding on to execution and or the forced removal of any and all to the Gulag who dared protest to loudly, (sometimes including entire populations).  These removed populations were then replaced with Russians who were brought in (often by force as well) to act as the administrators of the occupied territory.  They are now being used in a manner no differently than the Sudeten Germans and those West Prussians who remained behind in what became the Polish corridor after WW I.

The underlying problem is that neither Russia or Ukraine have a history of functioning under a government based in the rule of law rather than the rule of men. So they are both corrupt states, that absent any respect for contracts and law operate on a basis of bribes and extortion.

All this leaves the honest individual, both Ukrainian and Russian, who just wants to live their lives and raise their families in peace and with at least some semblance of freedom and some small measure of national pride caught in the middle to suffer the consequences of the plotting and scheming of people and governments completely beyond their influence or control.  They are the ones who deserve our sympathy and prayers for peace.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From the Author Fred Reed.

Onward into the Night

Or Uganda, Anyway

 March 14, 2014

Despite much wringing of teeth and gnashing of hands about the decline in schooling in the United States, I have seen very little concrete comparison between then and now, whatever one means by “then.” In my small way, as a mere anecdote in a sea of troubles, I hereby offer an actual comparison. Permit me to preview the result: Much of the United States has sunk to the level of the lower ranks of the Third World.

As an example of documented current practice in urban schools—I have seen similar from Detroit, Chicago, and Mississippi—here are a few emails sent to the New York Post by students of Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers. These have been posted by various horrified writers, but I repeat them here in case the reader hasn’t seen them. They concern the students’ support for something called “Blended Learning,” in which one watches a video, answers a few questions, and gets credit. The Post had written a piece critical of same, putting the students into an uproar.
A junior wrote: “What do you get of giving false accusations im one of the students that has blended learning I had a course of English and I passed and and it helped a lot you’re a reported your support to get truth information other than starting rumors . . .”

Right out of Milton, that.

Another wrote: “To deeply criticize a program that has helped many students especially seniors to graduate I should not see no complaints.”

One student said the online system beats the classroom because “you can digest in the information at your own paste.”

Now, I have no information on what things they do not know other than English. Approximately everything, I suspect. I do know that growing up long ago in average white schools from kindergarten onwards, I learned to speak better English by the second grade than these high-school students—“students”—will likely ever speak. I could write much better English. I think it reasonable to suspect that kids who want to digest in information at their own paste probably do not know a lot of algebra or chemistry. We are producing illiterate, unemployable barbarians inassimilable to a First World country.

By way of comparison, there follows a list of things I could do in my primary and secondary schools, at what age  I could do them, and where the schools were. The list is accurate. In instances in which I am not sure whether I knew a thing in one grade or another, I have written “by grade five” or whatever. The schools were the public schools of the region.
Grades 2-5, Robert E. Lee Elementary, Arlington, Virginia (in the suburbs of Washington).
Multiply 457 times 56.7
Divide 345.7 by 45. 8
Divide 34 3/8 by 13/3
Diagram “Mr. Jones, the principal, who had been in the Army, said “Give it to her, please.” I knew subject, verb, appositive, direct and indirect object, transitive verbs, proper nouns, collective nouns, helper verbs, tenses and, I think I remember, the dreaded dangling participle.  I believe we had done most of this by the fourth grade, but I cannot swear to it.

I further remember that the drugstores in suburban Washington carried large rows of books, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Nancy Drew, and so on, the prominent display of which suggested that the stores expected people to buy them. My friends and I assuredly did buy them. (The Hardy Boys series has since been dumbed down.) We also, many of us, had chemistry sets and microscopes from Gilbert or Edmunds Scientific. We were ordinary American kids.

Athens Elementary, or maybe Junior High, Athens, Alabama, grade six, 1956.

Solve: “If a tank contains 34.5 gallons when it is 2/3 full, how much does it contain when it is full?” Calculate areas of rectangles, circles (using pi as 3.14 or 22/7), and triangles. Solve problems involving percentages. Give from memory percentages represented by common fractions, a sixth, eighth, twelfth, and so on.

Eighth grade, base school, Dahlgren Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, Virginia.
Calculate  2x2 y2z +7 divided into (22x3 y3z4 + 45)
Factor x2 – 9 at a glance and more-complex binomial products with a little thought, derive (for the test anyway) the quadratic formula by completing the square; solve quadratics by factoring or by the formula; solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns by three methods. In short, ordinary eighth-grade algebra.

Talk reasonably intelligently about Julius Caesar, which we read in English class, and quote short parts.

High school, 1960-64, rural King George High, King George, Virginia.
Here I am shaky because I can’t distinguish in memory what I learned in school and what I learned from reading medical texts and such which I had discovered I could buy on family trips to Washington. However, I do remember in chemistry class balancing oxidation-reduction equations, which alone establishes that the class was a serious one. Biology, 2nd-year algebra, plane geometry, and solid-and-trig were at a similar level. All of these were required of college-track students. We lots of did trig identities: sin2 + cos2 = 1, that sort of thing. I knew well the Indian trig-chief SOH-CAH-TOA, vital to later study of mechanics. . In short, ordinary high-school math
I still have a copy of the high-school newspaper. Adolescent writing, grammatical, decently organized.

I would like to attribute all of this to my preternatural brilliance. Unfortunately for this laudable understanding, the things listed were expected of all students until the eighth grade, when they were expected of all college-track students. Two of my schools, note, were of the rural or small-town South, thought in Brooklyn to be a motherlode of ignorance.

The moderate rigor described above apparently reigned everywhere in America at the time.   In late 1964 I got to my small Southern college, Hampden-Sydney, which had average pre-dumbing-down SATs a little above 1100, the students being mostly boys from small towns all over Virginia. I remember that in freshman chem, the expectation was that everyone knew all of the above. Knew it cold. We did. Bad grammar would in no course have been tolerated. Students were assumed ready for freshman calculus. The college offered remedial nothing. If you couldn’t do the work you belonged somewhere else, and shortly were.

It was not an elite college. We were not elite students. As freshmen, we were only a summer further along than seniors at  Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers. We didn’t digest in our own paste.

What am I, and people my age, supposed to feel other than raw contempt for pig-ignorant, self-righteous, utterly useless illiterates whom society will have to feed and house like barnyard animals for the next fifty years?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Chance Encouter Overheard At HSBC Bank.

HSBC Customer: "I'd like to withdraw $10,000.00 please.

HSBC branch manager: "I'm sorry but you wiill have to provide documentation of your need for that much cash."

Customer: "Why?"

HSBC branch manager: "It's for your own good."

Customer: "Ok, how about it's because I don't trust you mother fuckers. Will that do?"

Manager: Ahh... Errr... I don't know."

Customer: "I tell you what, how about I just close the account and you give me every last dime instead."

Manager: Ahh..... Errr..... Let's not be rash.....Ahhh Errr...Ummm....

Customer:  Cash please! This is not 'It's a Wonderful life' and you're not Jimmy Stewart. Cash please now!"

Is The Coming Week Going To Be The One We Have Been Warning About?

Well I won't stick my neck out that far just yet but every indication is that it's going to be highly volatile week at the very least.  If the last few years have taught us anything it is to not underestimate the central bank's ability to print even more vast quantities of monopoly money to cover up the failures of fiat policy. 

After closing out last week on the DJIA with two down days in a row and Friday alone down 318 points; the DJIA futures are showing an opening position down a further 335 points as of 3:00 PM EDLST.  If fact all of the markets (those covered on Bloomberg at least) with the exception of China's smaller CSI index, are showing in the red across the board.

You were warned!


Both the Turkish Lira and the Argentine Peso (again) are in free fall.  The Venezuelan Bolivar has already been devalued another 40% but that is largely just plain old socialist ineptitude and corruption.  How many other national currencies teeter on the brink is hard to tell but I would bet it's more than a few.

The question then becomes; Just how much more monopoly money is new FED chairman Janet Yellen prepared to print and dump into global markets to stem the fall and how quickly can she do it?  Any hesitation may prove to be instantaneously fatal.  Not that even quick action will do anything but slow the trend.  To reverse it at this point is all but impossible.



The key will be the response to more US printing by the central bankers and finance ministers across the globe and how effective US pressure will be on them not to start dumping US and other national debt paper.  If private holders of Treasury paper start selling and the rates climb in response to falling prices the only choice left may be the suspend the markets under the guise of "waiting for cooler heads to prevail."

Then there will be the reaction of the individual bank depositor to take into account.  The backlash to HSBC's attempt last week to impose withdrawal limits was swift and decisive, leading HSBC to announce that they felt that policy was justified as in the customer's best interest but will be rescinded never the less.

So if you have spent at least a modicum of effort to prepare and defend yourself against this eventuality, sit back and watch and perhaps indulge in a bit of schadenfreude.  The rest of you; Well you were warned now weren't you?  And no neither Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton nor Jeb Bush will be able to save you from your stubborn refusal to believe any of this was even possible.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Making America Safe From Itself

(I wish this were just tongue in cheek satire but we all know that there is indeed an EPA cubicle Nazi dreaming up just such a plan.)

Now that the green Nazis have at last implemented their ban on the evil incandescent  light bulb and that the EPA has shown its willingness to use SWAT teams to enforce its absurd and draconian regulations we should all brace ourselves for a new enforcement arm of the EPA.



The protocols for disposing of burned out or broken compact florescent bulbs is but another example of government solutions being worse than the alleged problem.  Anybody who thinks that people are going to follow all these protocols are idiots. People  are basically lazy and more than willing to follow the path of least resistance, so they are going to toss them in the trash just like with any other broken or useless item.

This will lead to some EPA cubicle fascist to devise a response to this new "environmental crisis" which will be to establish a new light bulb disposal police force.  The Broken Compact Florescent Bulb Disposal Administration (BCFBDA) will be a special adjunct to the TSA in cooperation with the EPA, with special electric green uniforms with jackbooted Redi-Kilowatt patches on the shoulders and on their nifty officer style caps.

"Nazi-Kilowatt"

Microsoft, Google and Apple will jointly develop the hardware and software to equip all the garbage trucks in America with special Broken Compact Florescent Bulb Detectors.  Initial development budget to run $20 Billion and 3 years of R&D, all at taxpayer expense of course.  Finished units will have a $250,000.00 installed price.  Cost overruns will be around 300% of initial projections.  The BCFBDA will be run out of a new headquarters building ($125,000,000.00 construction cost) conveniently located on the campus of the NSA in Ft. Meade Maryland.  Operator training will cost $75,000.00 each and take six months.


Each truck will have a detector operator on board who will be paid three times as much as the guys actually picking up the garbage. When the operator detects a "non-regulation disposal incident" they will immediately dispatch a highly trained (and paid) HAZMAT team to cordon off the offending garbage can, ferret out the broken bulb and carry it off in a specially designed trucks that cost another $100,000.00 each.  Once the "dangerous materials are removed  a specially equipped EPA SWAT team will swoop in to conduct the appropriate warrantless search of the offenders home and present them with a fine of $10,000.00 for "illegal disposal of hazardous waste."  Repeat offenders will be fined and hauled off to serve jail time in special light bulb re-education camps operated by by special "Environmental Protection Courts."

With the public now safe from these terrible scofflaws we can better concentrate our energies on being offended by our neighbors Christmas lights and lapel pin flags and crosses.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Joyous And Merry Christmas To All



MATTHEW 1:19-23
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Merry Christsmas To All, And To All A Good King!


How remarkable is the irony of the always offended left getting their collective knickers in a bunch over Megan Kelly’s remark that Santa Clause is a white man?  Given this phony controversy let’s turn this into an opportunity to expose them for the ignorant hypocrites that they are.
Firstly, the left will always leap at any opportunity to condemn Christmas as having become an over commercialized excuse for rampant capitalism devoid of the “true spirit” of the celebration of Christ’s birth.  Santa Clause is of course the convenient symbol of this commercialization.  They then of course attach their favorite political vehicle to this argument, guilt ,or more specifically “white guilt”.  We should all be ashamed of not only our skin color, but when it comes to Christmas, we should be ashamed of our prosperity as well, (as diminished as that may have become by the ongoing economic ineptitudes of political class in general).
So then if we are to accept the arguments of Santa Clause being symbolic of the “over commercialization” of Christmas and the absence of the “true spirit” of the Holiday, how then can we reject the origins of Santa Clause, a term and legend that is an admixture of, at the very least, Greek, Bohemian and Dutch Origins?
Saint Nickolas of Bari was a Greek Bishop of the 4th Century in Anatolia who traditionally went out on Christmas Eve and left coins of the shoes of children and the poor who left them on their doorsteps for him.  Legend has it that in order to save a poor family from the humiliation of not being able to marry off their three daughters for the lack of a dowry, he dropped a purse full of gold coins down the chimney of their house.
Saint Nicolas of Bari


These traditions became mixed with the warm and traditional fur lined clothing of the 10th Century Duke Wenceslaus the First of Bohemia who was known to venture out into the deep snow on Saint Steven’s Day (the second day of Christmas) to leave alms for the poor.  In the mid 1850’s John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore turned his legend of charity into the Christmas Carol we know today.

The Good King
The modern name Santa Clause comes from the Dutch transliteration of Saint Nicolas, “SinterKlass”, which became further changed into Santa Clause as the legends moved across the North Sea to the British Isles.  Ironically in the Dutch traditions of "SinterKlass" he is often portrayed with his helper "Black Pete".  Mentioning such political incorrectness would no doubt send the talking heads of MSNBC exploding in fits of racial apoplexy.  (We can only hope!) 
SinterKlass and Black Pete
 
So then if we are to return to the spirit of the holiday as it inspired pious men and their good works it pretty hard to ignore their cultural origins and to fail to recognize that the Greeks, the Bohemians and later the Dutch and the Brits were all “white Europeans”.  As silly and at the same time iconic as Santa sharing a Coke with a polar Bear is, it is a happy and warm portrayal of the season.  I just don’t think it would be quite the same with “Saint Skittles”, Trayvon Martin, flipping off the world and showing us his "grill" while sharing an Arizona watermelon flavored ice tea with a grizzly bear.
Santa & Friend
 
Setting such realities aside the spirit of Christmas should transcend race, cultural and political differences. I can’t speak for all Christians but I’d like to think that a great majority of them, of whatever race, color or culture, would be more than happy if the left would just let us celebrate our savior’s birth in our own ways and leave their stinking political indignation out of it, if only just for a few weeks out of the long year.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What A Surprise, Paul Krugman Is Still An Idiot.

In Keynesian Paul's latest screed he demands that the minimum wage be raised now.  My guess is that the only females giving him any cred or attention work at McDonalds. 

Well maybe this idiot thinks just because he can afford to pay $12.95 for a bad hamburger and fries that the rest of us can as well.  Granted we aren't going to "drive to China" for a burger and fries, but at those prices we're not going to drive to McDonald's either.  Just where will those prices leave all those minimum wage entry level workers?  Out on the street that's where, along with their managers and the franchise owners. 

If Krugman is as smart as he thinks he is why doesn't he start a burger joint and pay his workers $15.00 an hour to start and charge that $12.95 for a burger and fries.  He won't, because he has no idea what is involved in meeting a payroll and making a profit.  Remember that this is the same idiot who said in 2002 that in order to get us out of the 9-11 and dot com bust slump that the FED needed to create a new bubble in the housing market.  Gee Paul that worked out just great.  Maybe we should just hope that he would choke to death on a $12.00 hamburger and spare the rest of us from ever having to listen to his dangerous and destructive pseudo-intellectual blather ever again.

 

Krugman and his ilk live in a fantasy world of academic theory that has no relationship to reality.  In short his kind of thinking (if you want to call it that) is the problem not the solution.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hollywood Has Finally Won!

A simple reflection of just how debased a society we have become.  World War Z has arrived.


Can you tell the difference?  I can't.
 
 
As China and Japan get ready to square off in a military confrontation to distract their populations from their ongoing economic central planning and environmental disasters, Obama regales in his Munich redux moment and economist after economist warns of a bubble in the stacked market, the masses greatest worry is about saving $25.00 while getting the latest and largest flatscreen bread and circuses propaganda infusion device. 
 
 
 
We are so screwed.