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WHY NOBODY SLAUGHTERS THE DUMBASS SKANKS

By Jeffrey A. Friedberg

Jeffrey A Friedberg - AI Experiment 51
Jeffrey A Friedberg – A.I. Experiment 51

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Conserves….

We are law abiding.

We don’t march, protest, burn down our neighborhood stores, loot, steal, jump on people who disagree with us and beat the crap out of them, or any of that Liberal, Loving, Communist, Equality Bullshit.

We are Conservatives.

We grew up with the daily threat of Rooskies (Russians) tossing a hundred or so atomic and hydrogen bombs our way. We lived with thermonuclear death, 24 hours, every day. We became inured.

Ergo, these little commies in the streets, and these so-called, ANTIFEW, marching, rioting, and torching—they are NOTHING.

They are nothing,  compared to our lives—lived between 1945 and the fall of the old Soviet Union (that would be the Russians) in 1991.

However, the fight to-the-death, for World Domination, only shifted to new grounds. Mikhail Gorbachev, the old Soviet Leader, merely moved into the Global Warming arena, and continued his battle for World Domination, via his “new” organization: http://www.gorbyfond.org/index-en.htm

 

Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev

REPORT:

“Back in 1996, the former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev expressed the real truth behind the Global Warming agenda. He said that using climate alarmism could advance the socialist Marxist objectives to restore the power of government.

“He said:

“The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”

Essentially, this was revealing what I have encountered many times. You create an emergency and then convince the people they MUST surrender more freedom to be safe.

What Gorbachev was sayings was, in reality, a path to restoring the U.S.S.R.’s economic and political power.” https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/global-warming-agenda-to-create-authoritarian-government/

 

So, you see, kids, the battle of Communism to control the planet (Earth) never stopped. It merely changed costumes. It went on to foster rampant Leftist “Causes,” und groupen.

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Ipolimeni.com

The only people “protesting” in that oldtimey era of Soviet (Russian) nuclear threats, were the “peaceniks,” or liberals of the epoch.

They were just as crazed, fearless, and dedicated as Liberals seem today.

But they disguised it better. They MASKED it. They covered it up more, so they would seem more “acceptable.”

Acceptable to you and me. To the average person.

Now, however, the more crazed and rampant a communist seems to be—the better their resume seems to the world mass-media.

To the mass-media, who seem to be Self-Anointed Beloved High Priests of today. Also, to movie stars, teevee stars, entertainers, sportsmen, sportswomen, gays, lesbians, sportswymyn, criminals, convicts, complainers, racists, gripers, moaners, and to all the dumbass others.

How the hell did that happen so fast?

It doesn’t matter.

Nobody is slaughtered. Nobody slaughters the dumbass skanks.

“Protests,” rioting, murders, beatings, and burning Are allowed to continue.

Trump does nothing. He’s too terrified.

Nobody stops it.

At least, not to date.

However:

If you have terrified gun-owners, fearless rioters, and aggression, Then you can have a recipe for disaster. A possible path for murder. A maybe waypoint of death.

Filthy bastards in Australia make fun of this - https://www.news.com.au
“DEFENDING THEIR LIVES.” – Filthy dirty little commie bastards in Australia make fun of this – https://www.news.com.au

Terror….

A wrong move, a wrong word…a too-fast gesture.

And you then can have a possible, out-of-control, eruption—resulting in “Revolutionary” Warfare, and slaughter in the streets.

 

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America’s Fabian revolution: Prelude to a Second American Revolution

We are in the 7th decade of a slo-mo socialist revolution in America, but there are signs it will be followed by a successful Second American Revolution.

One of my favorite books is Daddy-Long-Legs, an epistolary novel that Jean Webster wrote in 1912. The letter writer is Judy Abbott, a young woman who was raised in an orphanage but who ends up at a college much like Vassar (Webster’s own alma mater) thanks to an anonymous benefactor. The benefactor has only one request for Judy in exchange for her four years at an elite women’s college: She must send him letters describing her college experience. It’s a sweet book and stands the test of time very well.

Jean Webster herself was a very Progressive woman in the Woodrow Wilson mode. Indeed, true to the whole Wilson/Margaret Sanger political and social ethos in which she lived, her sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, another epistolary novel called Dear Enemy, Webster argues strongly in favor of eugenics. The book never mentions abortion, but it makes a vigorous case that “defectives” — alcoholics and people with family histories of insanity or just not being very bright — should not be allowed to breed. Poor Webster might have done better herself had she chosen not to breed, for she died in 1916 from childbirth fever.

But back to Daddy Long Legs…. At one point in the novel, Webster has her heroine announce that she is a revolutionary, but not the nasty violent kind. Instead, she is a nice revolutionary:

Dear Comrade,

Hooray! I’m a Fabian.

That’s a Socialist who’s willing to wait. We don’t want the social revolution to come to-morrow morning; it would be too upsetting. We want it to come very gradually in the distant future, when we shall all be prepared and able to sustain the shock. In the meantime we must be getting ready, by instituting industrial, educational and orphan asylum reforms.

Webster’s was a pithy and accurate definition of Fabian socialism.

Thinking about it, a Fabian revolution is precisely what we’ve seen taking place in America since the years after World War II. Other countries’ revolutions — or even America’s own 18th century revolution — have been violent, abrupt upheavals. Societal institutions resisted the revolutionary ideas until guns and blood effected a change.

In America, the middle class sought freedom from overweening government power and corruption. In France, the intellectual class sought to switch to itself the power that the monarch had long held. The same was true with the Russian revolution. In China, rather unusually, it was the workers and the students who overthrew, not just the corrupt government, but the intellectual class as well, a model Pol Pot followed in Cambodia. You can mentally page through other revolutions around the world and see that they’re bloody affairs.

To date, though, our second American revolution has not been an abrupt, bloody, convulsion. Instead, it has been exactly what Judy Abbott envisioned: a revolution that came “very gradually,” with Leftists slowly but steadily working their way through every American institution. Sure, there’s been a bit of violence in the streets, both during the Vietnam and Iraq Wars and during the first two years of the Trump presidency, but it’s been street theater rather than the mass bloodshed and formal armed warfare that has attended past revolutions at home and abroad.

The real changes in America have been in colleges, in news media, in the entertainment world, in the publishing world, in high schools and elementary schools, and even in libraries, where men dressed up as women read to toddlers who, judging by pictures, appear both fascinated and horrified by the bizarre spectacles before them. Oh, and of course our corporations have also been moved to the Left by the Fabian revolution as college grads have successfully moved into mid- and upper-level managerial positions that were once held by people who weren’t educated in the Fabian socialist tradition. The social media and other tech giants are populated entirely by college grads or people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who were in college long enough to absorb its hard Left ethos.

I happen not to like this socialist revolution, soft though it’s been. My preferred theory is “that government is best which governs least.” As I tried to demonstrate in this old post supporting the Second Amendment, there is no killer in the world more cruel and efficient than government. No individual or corporation comes even close.

As the increased rationing of care in Britain shows, government does not love its citizens. Cradle to grave care works only as long as there’s some residual money left over from the free market system. Once that money’s gone, government almost gleefully decides who lives and who dies. Your family, meanwhile, is very likely to impoverish itself to keep you alive.

Government is also a miserable money manager — and you need look no further than Venezuela to see what I mean. Within less than twenty years, it went from one of the richest (the richest?) countries in Latin America to being a complete economic basket case, with people dying in barren hospitals and starving on the streets. That is, they’re starving and dying of disease when they’re not being gunned done by their own government.

I could go on but I think most people already have their minds made up about whether they want to live in a country defined by individual liberty or a country that’s a dystopian cross between the world’s worst Department of Motor Vehicles and an abattoir. I mentioned a few paragraphs ago that I want the world of individual liberty and have seen enough of world history, along with current news, to know that nothing worse can happen to a country’s citizens than to fall prey to socialism.

My understanding of socialism based on two centuries of real world examples is why I don’t think Bernie is a sweet, but gaga old man; I think he’s a genuinely evil tyrant wanna be. I have a few essays on the subject that I wrote in 2016, which you can find here. Given that Bernie is currently having a hard time staying to the left of the other whacked out Democrat Party clown-show candidates, I may have to update and revamp that blog to accommodate all the new, evil craziness coming down the pike.

Since I dread socialism, I look for hope. Today, I’ve seen one sparkling sign of hope and had one hopeful thought.

The sparkling sign of hope is the Oberlin verdict. It was wonderful when the jury awarded Gibson Bakery $11,000,000 in its lawsuit against Oberlin based upon Oberlin’s deliberate effort to destroy the fifth generation family bakery because the bakery dared to call out a student shoplifter (who then joined with two others to commit assault). Things went from wonderful to glorious when, today, the jury piled on another $22,000,000 in punitive damages.

My joy doesn’t arise merely because Oberlin deserves to be destroyed, which it does because it’s one of the most pernicious influencers in the Fabian revolution that surrounds us. It also comes from the fact that the verdict proves that there are still Americans who believe in the American way and who will take a stand against the Social Justice Warriors who are at the forefront of America’s Fabian revolution.

Speaking of the “forefront of America’s Fabian revolution,” that forefront, the Ground Zero of the revolution, is America’s colleges and universities or, as I call them, Americans institutions of higher indoctrination. It is these institutions that seed everything. If Fabian Socialism is an infected boil, spreading its toxins through every American institution, the colleges and universities are the pus lying at the center of that boil. Lance the boil and expel the pus . . . and you might have a chance to help the rest of the body recover. One way to lance the boil is to withhold every penny of federal funds, whether in the form of grants or student loans or anything else, from all colleges and universities. If they can’t survive in the free market, they deserve to go down.

But as so often, I digress. I wanted to get back to happy thoughts. The Oberlin verdict led me to another nice thought, the hopeful one I mentioned. You see, sooner or later, no matter how gradual and Fabian a revolution, revolutions will turn violent. Most revolutions are violent in the initial phases and, with the exception of the American revolution, they remain violent for decades and generations after. As Jesus presciently and wisely said, “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” There are purges and overthrows and more purges and mini-revolutions that are squashed and praetorian guards and it just goes from ugly to really ugly, with death always attendant on the revolutionaries and their progeny.

But slow-moving revolutions can turn violent too. Take the Muslim revolution in Europe. For several decades, Muslims have slowly been moving onto the Western European continent, whether as Turks in Germany, Algerians in France, or Pakistanis in England. Most were peaceful enough, although many were addicted to welfare. Now, though, they’ve reached critical mass in those countries, with help from the recent flood that Obama trigger and Merkel welcomed. This critical mass has seen violence become endemic in Europe and I predict that it will soon become epidemic. Then — poof! — no more Christian, Enlightenment Europe, and no more post-Enlightenment socialist-bureaucracy EU. Instead, it’s the Islamic Continent of Europe.

Slow, Fabian-style revolutions can also turn violent, not because of critical mass, but because the revolutionaries fear that victory is being snatched from their grasp. The perfect example is the mass hysteria following Trump’s election. For the Fabians, Bush was tolerable, although just barely. When Trump came along, Bush Derangement Syndrome looked like the common cold compared to the Black Death that is Trump Derangement Syndrome. Antifa went mad. Others went mad. Violence happened.

But here’s where the hope comes in: The socialist leaders in their incubators in America’s colleges and universities were so invested in the success of their Praetorian revolution than they never even considered that they might need a military branch. They haven’t trained fighters; they’ve trained snowflakes. The snowflakes periodically get screechy and vicious, and some will gather in dangerous mobs, as happened at Berkeley both when Milo and Ben Shapiro came to speak, but they’re not warriors. The vast majority have been trained for decades to fear guns and to run for help to the academic mentors when the going gets tough.

It’s the real Americans — the ones who believe in the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, and who believe in individual rights and self-reliance — who still know how to fight. I devoutly hope that the true Second American Revolution, the one that is a push-back against the socialist Fabian revolution that slowly occurred right before our un-heeding eyes, never needs to go outside the voting booths and courtrooms. However, if the Social Justice Warriors decide to continue their revolution on the streets, I’m pretty sure they’re going to lose quickly and efficiently.

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Trump is not Right Wing because America has no Right Wing

American conservatives, Trump included, by definition cannot be Right Wing, because their primary goal is to lessen government control over the individual.

John Lott wrote an article challenging the media’s contention that the New Zealand mosque shooter is “right wing” and, naturally, tying that right-winged-ness to President Trump and his supporters. Lott based his challenge on the fact that the shooter’s manifesto, aside from some trolling about Trump and Candace Owens, aligns perfectly with the Left’s ideology and is utterly unrelated to Trump’s words or policies. It’s a good article and I recommend it.

I want to head in a slightly different direction which is to say, as I have said before, that there is no Right Wing in America, meaning that neither Trump nor his supporters can or should be smeared in that way. Moreover, there is almost no relationship between ostensible conservatives outside of America and those of us in America who identify as conservatives. We are entirely different breeds. I have a tendency to be wordy, but I’ll try to keep this as streamlined as possible.

I’ll start with the absolutely true statement that there are only two forms of government: Bigger Government and Smaller Government. No matter the label affixed to the governing entity, it’s either Bigger, which means fewer individual rights, or Smaller, which means more individual rights. This is true whether the government is a monarchy, an aristocracy, an oligarchy, a republic, a democracy, a theocracy, a junta, or whatever. It’s not the label that matters; it’s the amount of government control versus individual liberty. Of course, socialist governments, whether denominated as socialist, communist, or fascist, are all Big (indeed, Biggest) Governments by definition.

“Right Wing” and “Left Wing” are purely European concepts, dating to the French Parliament in the lead-up to the French Revolution. The people to the right of the Speaker were monarchists; the people to the Left were revolutionaries in what came to be understood as the socialist mold. Both sides demanded Biggest Government with total control over the individual.

The battle between Bigger Government political powers raged in Europe through the 19th century and continued in continental Europe right into the 1930s. During that decade, the two rising political movements were both socialist. One socialist movement, communism, demanded nationalizing all private property as party of its Biggest Government plan. The other socialist movement, fascism, agreed to leave private property in private hands, provided that the government called the shots. It was therefore still a Biggest Government ideology.*

Another quality inherent in Bigger and Biggest Government is the need for more and more territory. This is necessary for two reasons: First, governments are invariably poor economic managers. Immediately after nationalizing, there’s a flood of money, but as the free market dries up, the money stops flowing. Taking new territory brings in new wealth. Second, as Bigger and Biggest Governments inevitably become more totalitarian and despotic, they can avert people’s attention from their failings and cruelty by creating scapegoats and stirring up war fever.

The only thing that separated Hitler’s fascism from other socialist movements was that he infused it with his insane racial theories, whether about alleged Aryan superiority, the other races’ alleged inferiority and, most specifically, the Jewish race’s alleged sub-humanity, which required extermination. As was true for any Big Government, he hungered for world domination. He added to that the Muslim policy (and Hitler adored Islam) of enslaving those who couldn’t or wouldn’t get with the Nazi program and wiping out Jews entirely.

Hitler and the Soviet Union are gone, but Europe is in many ways the same as it was in the 1790s and the 1930s. In Europe, no movement advocates for “power to the people” (or, more accurately, “individual liberty to the people”). All we see across Europe are different political parties arguing that they are the better Biggest Government For The People. European political parties are, in other words, the direct descendants of the French Revolution.

Sadly, Britain and its former colonies (except for America, but more about that later), have become infected with Europeanism. They all went socialist after WWII. Once having done that, they lost the idea of individual liberty. Whether in England or New Zealand or Canada, there is no argument about Bigger Government versus Smaller Government. Instead, as with Europe, the only arguments are between political groups that promise that their Biggest Government will be better than the other party’s Biggest Government.

America is entirely different. The genesis for America’s revolution was England’s Glorious Revolution in 1688. That Revolution was followed in 1689 by a written Bill of Rights. It contains many of the components we see in our Bill of Rights. If you’re wondering why, then British people no longer have those inherent rights, that’s because Parliament, in an effort to quash America’s nascent Revolution, pulled a switcheroo, and said that, while the King owed his subjects those rights, Parliament did not. That’s why Brits can go to prison for criticizing Islam, but (so far) Americans cannot. That’s also why Brits are denied arms, even when fighting off armed intruders in their own homes, while Americans (so far) still can.

The American Revolution was pickled in the 1689 Bill of Rights. Even as the French Revolution was in full flower, with two totalitarian ideologies squaring off against each other in a welter of blood, America had taken those Rights, expanded them, and enshrined these marvelous inherent individual liberties in her Constitution and Bill of Rights. These rights truly are about “individual liberty to the people.” Every single one is geared towards Smaller Government. Each describes inviolable areas of individual rights into which the government cannot intrude.

Since its inception, then, America’s political parties have not replicated the European pattern. That is, it’s never been about this Biggest Government party fighting that Biggest Government party for total control. Instead, the fight in America has always been between those who value the Constitution and therefore want Smaller Government and those who resent the Constitution and therefore want Bigger Government.

What all this means is that America definitely has a Left Wing. American Lefties, just like those people who sat to the Speaker’s left in the 1789 French Parliament, want a non-aristocratic, non-monarchic government, but one that nevertheless holds all power while individuals hold none. Barack Obama perfectly described the mindset of this American Left Wing when he complained that the Constitution is “deeply flawed,” “imperfect,” and imbued with a “fundamental flaw.” He later clarified that the problem was that the Constitution is a “charter of negative liberties.”

To the true Leftist — to the Obamas of America — America’s Constitution fails because its primary purpose is to prevent Bigger Government. Robespierre and Marat would have approved of Obama’s viewpoint. Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Washington would not.

As I pointed out above, though, America does not have two parties battling for totaling government dominance. Thus, while it has a Left Wing, just as other nations do, America does not have a Right Wing: The political party and people opposing Leftists are not arguing for a Bigger Government, albeit a different Bigger Government than that which the Leftists (aka Progressives or Democrats) demand. Instead, unique in the world, those opposing America’s Leftists demand Smaller Government.

Seen in this light, Trump, for all his bombast, is the perfect exemplar of American Small Government constitutionalism. Since the day he entered office, he has worked to shrink government.

Trump wants to shrink the regulatory state, which is an unconstitutional fourth branch of government that embodies Bigger Government. He wants individuals to keep their money, not have America’s police power grab it for government coffers that politicians, bureaucrats, and cronies can abuse. He does not believe America must be the world’s policeman or, worse, the world’s nanny. He is therefore ending the Wilson Doctrine, something that arguably has no place in the 21st century. Trump is working to reinstate the Rule of Law, starting at America’s border, something that exists, not to serve government, but to serve individuals.

Most importantly (I think), Trump believes in the inviolability of the individual right to bear arms. He understands that individuals are safest when the government fears them, rather than when they fear the government. In other words, while Obama and his ilk are classically Left Wing, Trump, and those who support what he is doing, are the antithesis of Right Wing.

Additionally, to the extent Right Wing is used as doublespeak for racist Hitlerites who want to enslave the world, Trump and his followers cannot possibly fall into that category. Even if some of them, including, solely for the sake of argument, Trump himself, have bad motives (hating blacks, LGBTQs, Muslims, etc.), this hatred is meaningless if the political party has willingly abandoned the engines of power necessary to effectuate those bad motives.

One last thing: For those wondering why American Republicans and conservatives (who seek Smaller Government and therefore cannot be Right Wing) are routinely labeled “fascists,” thank Leftists in academia for that. After Hitler left Europe in ashes, socialists in America and Europe needed to do everything possible to disassociate Hitler and his fascists from socialism. They therefore began to teach that fascism was Right Wing and that conservatives/Republicans are Right Wing . . . and therefore they are Hitlerian fascists. As George Orwell knew, it’s amazing what you can do if you control language.

And yes, the above was long, but I did cover more than two centuries of history and most of the world’s continents.
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*England was anomalous in the 1930s because it still had something of representative democracy with individual liberty. However, the growing Labour movement (i.e., the rising socialist, Bigger Government movement) frightened many in the old landed classes. They had never trusted democracy and still yearned for a Bigger Government aristocracy. Seeing that this was not coming back, they were willing to throw their weight in with fascism because it would allow them the illusion of private property not to mention the money a fascist government was willing to pay private owners, in the form of retained profits, for ceding actual power to the government.

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The historical ignorance and pettiness of today’s Stupid Leftists

In the hard past Americans thought themselves blessed; in the present, Stupid Leftists claim victimhood and attack the modernity that makes life safe and easy.

I love visiting old graveyards. This is not because I’m a morbid, ghoulish type. It is, instead, because graveyards tell stories about times past and I find the past fascinating. Moreover, by teaching us about the past, graveyards can give us insights into the present, whether for better or worse.

Yesterday, I spent a happy hour on a rain-soaked day wandering through a graveyard that dated back to the early years of the 19th century. You can get a sense of the cemetery’s serene beauty through these photographs.

I drew two lessons about the past from this visit. First, that those people who fought and died to help create the United States of America were often very young. I reached this conclusion because the cemetery is the resting place of thirteen veterans of the Revolutionary War. I took pictures of a few of the headstones, along with the accompanying plaques explaining who the men were.

Jesse Wallace, for example, was 16 when the war ended, yet he was a veteran of that war:

James Weir, whose actual headstone was too worn for a photograph, had reached the grand age of 20 at war’s end:

Lt. Col. James McGinley, another veteran, was also only 20 at war’s end:

Having dedicated their early lives to the service of this country, these men went on to live long lives (some by the standards of their day and some by the standards of ours). I hope that they were happy and fulfilling lives for these men earned that.

The women of the day fought their own battles. I’m sure Lt. Col. McGinley never divorced, but he certainly went through a lot of wives:

Perhaps disease carried these women off, but I’m guessing that it was childbirth. The cemetery is filled with reminders about women’s childbirth mortality, a story told by the fact that so many headstones are for women who died during their childbearing years. Most were too faded to photograph, but I was able to get a few.

Octavia died at 27:

Martha Eliza, a member of the McGinley clan, died at 29:

Poor Margaret J. only made it to 21 years, 10 months, and 27 days:

Martha Elizabeth made it all the way to 30 before meeting what is, by our standards, an exceptionally early death:

Virginia Godfrey Chairs passed away at 24:

And young Mary expired at 22:

There were also numerous graves for babies and small children, but they were so worn I couldn’t capture them in photos. Instead, I chose this representative headstone as a stand-in for the many little ones who never saw their fifth birthdays:

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There were also scattered graves showing men dying at all stages of life: as infants, boys, teens, young men, and middle-aged men. Barring a few exceptions such as Jesse Wallace or Lt. Col. McGinley, they did not reach old age. Sadly, though, their gravestones also rejected my attempts to photograph them.

The plain fact is that life in early America was hard, just as it was hard the world over. The list of the things we take for granted — not fancy things such as iPhones, but background, infrastructure things such as plumbing — would take fifty blog posts and still not be complete.

Any such list, though, would have to be topped by the benefits of modern medicine (antibiotics, anesthetics, vaccinations, x-rays, MRIs, sterile techniques, modern surgical advances); plumbing (safe drains, clean water, hot water on demand, plumbed houses); civil infrastructure (clean water, garbage hauling, safe sewage systems); heating and air conditioning; indoor and outdoor lighting at the push of a button; refrigeration; cars, planes, and trains; an abundant food supply reaching every corner of the nation; household labor-saving devices (gas and electric stoves, vacuum cleaners, stores filled with everything to furnish a house and make living in it easy); and emergency services (police, fire fighters, paramedics).

We also have the benefit of enormous social strides. Those women who died young, usually in childbirth and after a life of hard physical labor spent feeding and clothing their families, didn’t have the right to vote and would never have dreamed of equal work for equal pay or equal opportunities for equal benefits. Blacks were still enslaved and, even if not enslaved, seldom enjoyed full civil rights. Gay and transgender people didn’t “exist” — that is, we don’t even have records of their being persecuted at that time because they were so deep in closets that they were absolutely and completely invisible.

Despite these hardships and struggles — struggles that were replicated the world over — I have no doubt that these early Americans felt blessed just to live in America. And I likewise have no doubt that those men who fought in and survived the Revolutionary War believed to their last breaths that they had been part of something extraordinary and had engaged in a signal service to all of mankind. Life was infinitely fragile back then, but liberty was also infinitely valuable.

How different from today. All those Stupid Leftists (and yes, that is how I think of them, especially when I put together my illustrated editions), view themselves victims of life in the worst country in the world. Despite the myriad bounties they enjoy thanks, not to socialism and other forms of totalitarianism, but to free people living in a free system, they complain bitterly. They are oppressed, they are denied privileges and rights, they are the victims of a harsh, cruel system that refuses to cradle them in loving fascist arms.

Moreover — and much worse — think of AOC-ward’s Green Nude Eel (see PowerLine for the pun), which Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and other Democrat primary candidates have leaped upon to burnish their creds with the Stupid Leftists whose votes they seek. These foolish, ignorant, angry people are trying to turn back the clock on all our modern blessings.

Think back a few paragraph to that list of modern conveniences that we take for granted and that vastly extend or improve our lives? Let me show you what will be available should the Green Nude Eel actually come about: modern medicine (antibiotics, anesthetics, vaccinations, x-rays, MRIs, sterile techniques); plumbing (safe drains, clean water, hot water on demand, plumbed houses); civil infrastructure (clean water, garbage hauling, safe sewage systems); heating and air conditioning; indoor and outdoor lighting at the push of a button; refrigeration; an abundant food supply reaching every corner of the nation; household labor-saving devices (gas and electric stoves, vacuum cleaners, stores filled with everything to furnish a house and make living in it easy); emergency services (police, fire fighters, paramedics); and cars, planes, and trains, which enable most of the other things on this list.

It’s almost laughable to think of these soft, spoiled, whiny coddled Stupid Leftists racing headlong into a past that was, even in America, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. If they get their way, our cemeteries will once again be filled with men, women, and children who, if they made it past infancy, nevertheless were unlikely to see the shady side of 30.

A lot of people like to go about saying “ignorance is bliss,” a saying that seems to define Stupid Leftists. In fact, the actual quotation from Thomas Gray’s “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” is profound, whereas that common snippet is merely pointless and banal. Gray’s  poem reflects on the fleeting joys of youth, when people quickly shake off passing sorrows and are blind to the sadness and indignity that life holds. Here is the final stanza, from which the commonly used expression comes:

To each his sufferings: all are men,
Condemned alike to groan;
The tender for another’s pain,
The unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
‘Tis folly to be wise.

If ignorance is indeed bliss, it is folly to be wise. But if ignorance is a fatal pathway, then the true folly lies in avoiding wisdom and, instead, abandoning oneself to foolish death.

I like old graveyards. They are peaceful places and they make me think….

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